Friday, March 16, 2012
The Bulls meet Jefferson High at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the finals at Brandon High School.
The Bloomingdale High baseball team has its sights set on the Saladino Tournament championship. The Bulls meet Jefferson High at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Brandon High in the finals of the 32nd annual tournament, which brings together some of Hillsborough County's best teams. Bloomingdale beat Wharton 8-4 on Thursday night in the semifinals, TBO.com reports, and has a chance to win its first Saladino title since 1995. Bulls coach Kris Wilken told TBO.com this year's Saladino Tournament is different for his seniors, who had never before advanced out of pool play. "It's a special group," Wilken told the news site. "These seven seniors, they're special. I knew something special was going to happen all year long. Saladino final, I didn't …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Rebecca Fitzgerald said she'll miss the day-to-day interaction with the students but is looking forward to traveling with her husband.
Over the next month, in between handling last-minute administrative duties, Rebecca S. Fitzgerald will pack up the contents of the office where she has served as principal of Newsome High School since the school opened in the fall of 2003. She’ll keep the family photos, books and keepsakes that line her office bookshelves. Her collection of cherished wolf statues, representing the school’s mascot, will be handed down to friends and faculty members. And the Newsome legacy? Well, Fitzgerald will pass that on to incoming Principal Carla Bruning. Fitzgerald is is retiring after 37 years in education. “It was time,” said the grandmother of nine, who plans to spend time pursuing her love of photography, traveling with her husband, Jim, and …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Hit the Trails owner Steve Dunn encourages a healthy lifestyle while giving back to the community.
For Steve Dunn, running is as natural as breathing . Dunn, owner of the specialty running shop, Hit the Trails, 13433 FishHawk Blvd., Lithia, was inspired many years ago by his older brother, Jimmy. Raised in Canada, the brothers planned to run the 4,000-person Montreal Marathon together until Jimmy injured himself. Not one to give up, Dunn maintained his commitment and ran all 26.2 miles by himself, completing his very first marathon in a mere three hours and 26 minutes. It would be the first of many milestones for this former ice hockey player, who has completed 17 marathons and more than 100 races of various distances. Post-Montreal, Dunn took a hiatus from running. While living in Michigan as a systems engineer, he often traveled …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Lifelong resident and community activist Becky Jordan received the Key Citizen of the Year award.
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- D'Ann White
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Oscar Lastinger hid behind the crowds in the back of the ballroom of The Regent, eagerly awaiting the moment his daughter, Becky Jordan, would be named Key Citizen of the Year Friday night. He knew if she saw him, she’d be alerted to the fact that she was this year’s recipient. But Jordan said she didn’t need to see him to know he was there. In accepting one of Brandon’s most coveted awards, Jordan said her father has always been there for her, and she knew this night would be no exception. Born and raised in east Hillsborough County to Oscar and Mildred Lastinger, Jordan grew up in a home where community service was second hand. Her mother taught school at Yates Elementary School and her father was the agriculture teacher at Brandon High …