Hillsborough County

Bloomingdale Parcel Eyed For New Superstore

Bloomingdale Parcel Eyed For New Superstore

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SITE PLAN The rumor circulating among Bloomingdale area residents and neighboring Walmart store employees of a new, much bigger store to be built within the community is officially over. Hillsborough County officials confirmed that the Redstone Properties Inc., known for representing Lowe’s and Walmart projects have submitted an application for approval(…)

Battle Of The Bands Search, Budget Opinions Sought & More

Annual Teenage Battle Of The Bands To Be Held The 15th Annual Teenage Battle of the Bands will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, during the Hillsborough County Fair, and its not too early to get your band pre-qualified. Hillsborough County’s Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department is looking for bands to(…)

Gang Awareness Seminar Ensures Area Incidents Stay Isolated

Gang Awareness Seminar Ensures Area Incidents Stay Isolated

Following a recent gang-related incident on the trails of FishHawk, where some local resident were assaulted by

Comments on Brandon Community Plan Welcome

Comments on Brandon Community Plan Welcome

The public is invited to attend an open house on Thursday, March 26 to view the proposed Brandon Community Plan.  The meeting is open, and the public is invited to drop by anytime between 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the Brandon Regional Service Center at 311 Pauls Dr. in Brandon. Since August of 2007, community(…)

Public Hearing For Expansion of Valrico Rec Center

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE USE March 5, 2009 Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss the Proposed Phase II of the Development of the Valrico Recreation Center Hillsborough County will hold a public meeting to discuss Phase II of the Development of the Valrico Recreation Center.

YMCA Names Miller Dowdy For Campo Award

Longtime community advocate and developer Miller Dowdy, of Trinity Advisory Group, recently won the YMCA’s Ray Campo Leadership Award, named after Ray Campo, a developer who donated the land for it and two other YMCA facilities. Campo served on the YMCA’s board of directors and, upon his death, also donated more than $1 million toward(…)

Eye on Business

Valrico State Bank FishHawk Blvd. recently hosted a Smart Women Finish Rich seminar. The seminar encourages financial freedom and is the first step towards managing one’s own finances. For more information, contact Anita Silverstein at Valrico State Bank in FishHawk at anita.silverstein@valricostate.com. Jaymer-Que Celebrates Anniversary & Grand Opening of Ms. Cyndi’s Cafe On December 3,(…)

Council Meeting Focuses On Gang Awareness

“There are more than 30,000 documented gangs in the U.S., with more than a million certified gang members,” said detective Mark Wilder, of the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office (HSCO) Gang Unit, during the recently held Bloomingdale area community council meeting. What do these numbers mean for Hillsborough County? Wilder explained that as of the second(…)

Stowers Honored With School Naming

By Michelle Caceres Hillsborough County School Board named the Lithia elementary school located adjacent to FishHawk Ranch after Richard “Dick” Stowers, 79, a local civic leader and businessman that revolutionized the funeral business in the Brandon area. Born in Hillsborough County, Stowers grew up in the Palm River area when Brandon was just a sleepy(…)

Lithia Pinecrest Road Widening Public Meeting Draws Crowds

Hundreds attended a recent public meeting concerning the proposed widening of approximately an 11 mile section of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. from its current two travel lane roadway to a six travel lane roadway, affecting the Brandon, Bloomingdale and Lithia communities from S.R. 60 in Brandon to C.R. 39.