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Eye on Business January Brandon

Japanese Steakhouse Coming To Brandon Kobe Steakhouse, a chain of restaurants with locations also in Tampa, Clearwater and Orlando, will soon be open on S.R. 60, across from the Westfield Brandon mall. The steakhouse will sit in the same building that used to house Benningan’s, which closed in July. Currently, the only Benningan’s in the […]

Library Attack Victim’s Recovery Inspired By Community

Every good story seems to start with a hero seeded in trying circumstances due to some foe’s doing, but good always perseveres. Every now and again, life mimics these stories as is the case with the victim of the Bloomingdale Library attack.

Sharks Host First Season Six-Way

“If you have to wrestle Brandon you might as well get it out of the way,” said Riverview wrestling Coach William Sargable following a meet against the Eagles. That being said, the young Riverview team was ready to host its firs 2008-09 season six-way tournament in November, producing some impressive results. Just before the weigh-in, […]

First Big Box Opening In February

The SouthShore area will soon be home to its first department store, Bealls. According to its Website, the corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates over 560 retail store sites in states across the Sun Belt, from Florida to California, with annual sales over one billion dollars.

Governor Huckabee To Speak At Bell Shoals

Heading a new campaign, presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee will be making his way to Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon to speak, endorsing his fifth book, From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 STOPS to Restoring America’s Greatness.

Shop Local Sponsors Are Local Businesses

Local Businesses are getting excited about something these days. It is the idea of being embraced by their community and supported as a local small business. With the new Shop Local campaign in the Osprey Observer

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 […]

E.R. Continues To Improve Its Service

For most people going to the ER is a two fold problem. One is the medical emergency itself, the other is actually being there. Many who visit their local hospital emergency room likely think about the lengthy visit they will have to endure while wondering what kind of care they are actually going to receive, […]

Bleu Donates Special Day For Victim

There has been a recent outpouring of support from the community for the East Bay High School student who was attacked at Bloomingdale Library in April.