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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.

From Television to Radio for FishHawk Resident

FishHawk Ranch has a country radio celebrity in its community: You can hear Jenny Dean weekday afternoons on US 103.5 FM on the Travis & Jenny Show from 3-7 p.m. Originally from Kentucky, Dean spent about five years in Illinois anchoring television news and came to this area to work for Bay News 9 as […]

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.

New League Makes FishHawk Home

Originated by Native Americans as a game “said to be played ‘for the pleasure of the Creator,’” according to the online Wikipedia, lacrosse is becoming popular yet again in the States with the FishHawk Coyotes Youth Lacrosse being forged. Kicking off in December, the new team is inviting those in second-sixth grades to enroll in […]

Interns Learn The Ropes While On Osprey Observer Summer Assignment

Over the summer break, seven students, including college journalism majors, marketing and public relations majors and high school journalists, completed an Osprey Observer internship, a program open to all students interested in learning more about the field and jobs in journalism. “We love to open our doors and teach students about the opportunities available to […]

Abused Dogs Prosper In New Park

Karyn Ringhaver discovered her life’s passion when she first became aware of the plight of “investigation dogs.” These dogs have owners who’ve been charged with animal neglect or abuse; the dogs are taken from the owner while the court case is pending and are not available for adoption. But someone has to care for them […]

Soccer Program for Challenged Youth

Thanks to TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) many mentally and physically challenged youth in the Brandon area, from ages 5 years and up, will have the opportunity to be a part in a busy athletic season while playing soccer. “The program is both social as well as athletic, designed for children and some young […]

Sharks Volleyball Team a Quiet Contender

The Riverview Sharks girls volleyball program posted an overall record of 8-11 and a league record of 3-9 last year, drawing attention to the challenges girls were facing last season. But this is a new school year, a new season and, at the helm, a new head coach. Well, not exactly brand new. Sharks volleyball […]