Randall Middle School Namesake Dies At Age 82

After suffering with congenital heart disease for a long time, Randall Middle School namesake James David Randall Jr., 82, died in July at his home, leaving behind Mary, his wife of 57 years. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1952, Randall was a Korean War veteran, as well as served in Germany in the Army […]

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse Worth The Effort To Find During Road Construction

  “It’s like performance art,” said Sun City resident John Maddaloni, referring to his recent trip to Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar. He watched hibachi chef Jean Alvarez flip knives, create fire and make an egg dance tableside to his group of neighborhood association members. “I normally don’t like people playing with my food, […]

Wine Fest Admission Includes Free Tasting Glass, 100-Plus Wines & More

Wine Fest Admission Includes Free Tasting Glass, 100-Plus Wines & More

  Park Square Cellar & Bistro will host its Seventh Annual Fall Wine Fest on Saturday, September 8, from 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, September 9, from 1-4 p.m. The event will take place outside on the Cellar Bistro patio and in the breezeway area. The price of admission is $25, which includes the wine tasting, […]

Osprey Observer Inc. Purchases Christian Voice Monthly

In February, Osprey Observer, Inc. the parent company of the Osprey Observer Community Newspapers completed the purchase of the 11-year-old East Hillsborough Christian Voice. The Christian Voice, published locally by Matt and Tammie Seifter, has been covering local Christian news for 11 years.

Community Ready For Annual Road Race

“It is our race, and we take pride in it. That is why it is so successful,” said FishHawk resident and Hit the Trails Running Gear owner Steve Dunn as he talked about the 12th Annual Road Race.

Palmer House Gears Up For Holiday Season

The Palmer House Bed and Breakfast in Lithia is ready to cater to your holiday guests. Gail Palmer, owner of the Palmer House, said that she would like to thank the community for another great year and for its love, support and encouragement. Even in tough times like these, she said that the Palmer House […]

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.

Local Chiropractor Seeks Support For Toys For Tots Ride

Burning rubber never felt so good as motorcyclists are invited to ride in the First Annual Benefit Toy Run initiated by Thornton Chiropractic Center of Brandon. Taking place on Saturday, December 6, motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome to join the ranks of fellow bikers, taking off at 11 a.m. from Harley-Davidson/Buell of Brandon, located at 9841 […]

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, […]

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 […]