Stop, Shop & Benefit Local Food Banks During Feed The Bay Community Event

By Libby Hopkins How does one community collect 180,908 lbs. of food and gift cards in one day and get it delivered to the organizations that need it? With a local event, started seven years ago called Feed The Bay, where churches, communities and local grocery stores work together to do something good. One of […]

Feed The Bay Event To Help The Needy

By Donna M. Rogers Based on the motto, “Together we can do more,” 14 churches in the Brandon area and two grocery store chains will join forces to combat hunger and poverty in a practical way. Due to the overwhelming basic needs of our community,

MiraBay’s Recipe for Community

Several MiraBay residents started with an idea for a cookbook, and by the end of their hard work, they had raised $6,000 for the Apollo Beach Elementary PTA with the help of MiraBay Village’s Sweetbay supermarket. Susan Schleif came up with the idea for a cookbook several years ago, but last September, she contacted several […]

MiraBay Village Ready To Be Filled

With the vast expanses of empty shops at MiraBay Village, the opportunities for new businesses to enter the area seems endless. As of right now, the MiraBay Sweetbay, the anchor building that stands apart from the rest, is the only store open in the shopping plaza.

Eye on Business

New BBQ place open on Lithia Pinecrest Debbies’ Classic BBQ, located at the Chevron gas station on the corner of Lithia Pinecrest Rd. and Lumsden Rd., recently opened its doors. Offering BBQ ribs, chicken, pork, sausage and even turkey legs, this new BBQ is sure to cure your cravings. Side items include southern favorites like […]

Beef’s Keeps Resident’s Name Alive

Considered to be the date night spot of former Brandon resident Karen Kause, Beef O’Brady’s of Valrico will now be known as the place where her memory will be carried on, having launched Karen’s Kause: The Karen B Henderson PKD Foundation, Inc. in her memory. Having announced the family-driven charity in July, Beef O’Brady’s of […]