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Florida State Fair Embraces Super Bowl with “Touchdown Tampa Bay”

It’s just about time for Fair time! The Florida State Fair will be back in town before you know it. The fair will run this year from February 5-16. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. and closing time varies by the day of the week and weather conditions.

Center Places Seeks Wild Dames

The men may have rotary night, but the ladies have Wild Dame Night. This evening for adult ladies only will be held on Saturday, February 21, at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. Ste. B, adjacent to the Brandon Library. This year’s event is not only a night of(…)

Sharks Host First Season Six-Way

“If you have to wrestle Brandon you might as well get it out of the way,” said Riverview wrestling Coach William Sargable following a meet against the Eagles. That being said, the young Riverview team was ready to host its firs 2008-09 season six-way tournament in November, producing some impressive results. Just before the weigh-in,(…)

Library Celebrates Anniversary with Big Event

SouthShore Regional Library is celebrating its second anniversary on Saturday, November 15, with a variety of programs available for all ages throughout the day. The Friends of the Library are organizing this event. According to the SouthShore Friends of the Library Website, the Friends organization does for the library what the PTA does for schools(…)

Local Moms Roll For A Cure

“An estimated 138,530 people in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2008,” reads the Website of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, inspiring the MOMS Club of Lithia to continue the fight, hosting the Fourth Annual Roll for a Cure. Taking place on Thursday, November 20, at the Palmetto Club,(…)

Festival of Food & Fun For Families

The Ruskin Seafood Festival is celebrating its 20th year as South Hillsborough County’s largest community event. Last year, over 18,000 people enjoyed the arts, crafts, music and sumptuous seafood. “We hope we’ll have 20,000 visitors for our 20th anniversary,” said Melanie Morrison, executive director of the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce.

Eye On Business

Photographers Recognized Local photographers Edward Booth and Betty Huth, owners of Huth and Booth Portrait Gallery, recently received the Florida Service Award for service to the profession at the Florida Professional Photographers Annual Convention. “We both were honored to receive the Florida Service Award given for service to the profession,” says Booth. “Receiving this award(…)

Bleu Donates Special Day For Victim

There has been a recent outpouring of support from the community for the East Bay High School student who was attacked at Bloomingdale Library in April.

Around Town

Sweetbay Offers Cooking Classes Sweetbay is now offering the “Taste the Passion Cooking Class” every second Saturday of every month from 1-2 p.m. Call 643-5564 or see the store, located at 16751 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia, for more details. Companies Unite TRW and Associates, Inc. of Tampa is pleased to announce that it recently signed(…)