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Morningstar Named Ambassador Of The Year

Morningstar Named Ambassador Of The Year

Local Brandon resident and owner of local electric company, Morningstar Electric, Tammy Morningstar has been selected as the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador of the Year. Morningstar is co-owner of Morningstar Electric, located at 506 Shamrock Rd. in Brandon, with her husband, Ken. “I was completely surprised when I was announced as the winner […]

Eco Quest Challenges All Residents

New and improved, the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) is kicking off its Fourth Annual Eco Quest, offering four challenges for residents to choose from this coming spring. Scheduled for Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m.-12 Noon at the Alafia State River Park, located at 14326 S. C.R. 39 in Lithia, the Eco Quest has […]

Engines Rev For ECHO Car Show

Looking to flaunt your car this February? Then why not take part in the First Annual Charity Car Show taking place at Lifestyles Family Fitness, helping locally-known charity Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) in the process. Taking place on Saturday, February 21, at Lifestyles, located at 623 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon, car enthusiasts, alongside their […]

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 […]

Community Remembers Fallen Officer

“There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think about Ron,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson J.D. Callaway, as he talked about his friend and longtime colleague on the force Ronald “Ron” Harrison, the veteran Hillsborough County sergeant who was killed by a gunman while sitting in his patrol car on […]

Zach Treks To Atlanta To Raise Funds

To commemorate November being National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, Valrico resident Zach Bonner is hitting the pavement and walking 280 miles from Tallahassee to Atlanta Georgia. Last year, the 10-year-old took a 250 mile jaunt from Tampa to Tallahassee to raise awareness of the estimated 1.6 million kids that are homeless in our Country and […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteers Needed

By Donna M. Rogers If you are looking to share your time this holiday season, then look no further that Cynthis Pickney’s upcoming Thanksgiving Day Dinner. The fifth Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held at the Bill Carey Boys and Girls Club located at 213 N. Knights Ave. in Brandon on Thursday, November […]

Murman Takes Home Pioneering Award

Longtime area resident and former State Representative Sandra Murman was presented with the 6th annual Pioneering Woman Award at the recent ceremony presented by the Brandon Sunburst Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. The award, recognizing women providing impact to the community and who have been pioneers, living in the area for 20 years […]

YMCA Plans New South Shore Facility

It is not the matter of “if,” but the matter of “when” residents of Apollo Beach and the surrounding SouthShore areas have a new YMCA facility to enjoy. Due to the continued growth in the Tampa Bay area, YMCA officials have begun making plans for a new facility to serve the needs of the SouthShore […]