Friday, April 5, 2013
Money raised at the 2013 Winthrop Arts Festival turns into a books scholarship donation for firefighter students at the Ybor campus of Hillsborough Community College. Receiving the check at the Beaux Arts Gallery was Brandon campus president Carlos Soto.
Fire Academy students at Hillsborough Community College students looking to get a break on book expenses have the 2013 Winthrop Arts Festival to thank, with proceeds from the event earmarked to help with their expenses. A check for $2,000 was presented to Carlos Soto, president of the Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College, who received the funds on behalf of the college's fire academy. Also on hand was Hillsborough County Fire Rescure spokesperson Ronnie Rivera, who said the money earmarked for book scholarships will help upcoming firefighters with much-needed funds to complete their education. "I wish I had this program wen I went to school," he said. "I had to work full time to go to school." Many students today are in a…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
FIRST LEGO League teams will battle it out at the Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College.
Challenged to seek solutions to problems facing senior citizens, children ages 9 to 14 will gather at the Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College Saturday, Dec. 8 for the Suncoast FIRST LEGO League Tournament. The tournament will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the conference center at HCC, 10414 Columbus Dr., Tampa. The theme of this year's tournament is "Senior Solutions." The competition requires teams to partner with a senior citizen over the age of 60 and research innovative solutions to obstacles that keep seniors from having quality and engaging lifestyles in their communities. Sixteen teams from throughout Tampa Bay also will compete in a 2 ½-minute robot challenge, seeking to earn as many points as possible. Team robots are …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Both the Greater Brandon and Greater Riverview chambers of commerce were on hand Sept. 28 to cut the ribbon for the long-awaited client service center.
Volunteers, supporters and clients were in attendance Sept. 28 at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Emergency Care Help Organization's new Client Services Center. Currently, ECHO, a nonprofit organization, serves more than 11,000 people annually, helping out with food, clothes and furnishings on an emergency basis for up to four times in a person's lifetime. Now, with the opening of the client service center at 507 N. Parsons Ave., Stacey Efaw, executive director of ECHO, said ECHO will be able to meet all of the needs of an individual living through tough times. The vision was "to have a one-stop place in Brandon to help them here or to guide them to the exact place they need to go," said Efaw. "We can give them food and clothing, but …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The free tickets for President Barack Obama's visit Friday to Tampa were all taken in less than five hours.
If you waited to get tickets to see President Barack Obama at Hillsborough Community College Friday, you're out of luck. Obama's Florida campaign said Wednesday that the free tickets were snatched up in less than five hours, when they were made available Tuesday. People flooded the four Tampa Bay-area Obama For America offices where tickets were handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis Tuesday. Even some Republicans got in on the action, like Scott Goldston, who joined his wife and daughter in line at the Obama campaign office in Riverview. "I'm a Republican, I voted for Obama last time," Goldston told Brandon Patch. "I just wanted to hear him talk, to see if I wanted to vote for him again." The free tickets were also handed out at …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Want to see President Barack Obama when he visits Tampa? Here's how.
Barack Obama is coming to Tampa this week. The president will hold a grassroots event Friday afternoon, June 22, at the Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd. Want to See Obama? Here's How The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and tickets are required. They will be available starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday on a first-come, first-serve basis at the following Obama For America offices: OFA-Florida Ybor City Office 1702 N. 14th St. Tampa, FL 33605 OFA-Florida St. Petersburg Office 951 Central Ave. Suite A St. Petersburg, FL 33705 OFA-Florida Riverview Office 11215 Bloomingdale Ave. Riverview, FL 33578 OFA-Florida Wesley Chapel Office 29141 Chapel Park Dr. Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Bloomingdale senior Katie Marion will be heading to Hillsborough Community College on a softball scholarship.
Balloons, cake and the ubiquitous red ceramic bull in the principal's conference room could mean only one thing: another Bull athlete received a college scholarship. On May 14 the honors went to Bloomingdale High senior Katie Marion, an outstanding outfielder on the softball team and powerhouse at the bat. Surrounded by family, friends and teammates, Marion signed a scholarship to attend Hillsborough Community College where she'll continue her outfielding career. "I'm very proud of her," said her dad, Kerry Marion, a frequent spectator at his daughter's games. "I knew she was going to do great things." So did Marion's cousin, Max Kriegbaum. "She's very talented and smart," he said. The 18-year-old began playing softball at age 11 and said …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The camps are being held in partnership with the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center, Hillsborough Community College's Brandon campus, the National Science Foundation Center and the Hillsborough County School District.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
News Report Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center robotics camp coordinator Desh Bagley of Riverview will lead a series of summer camps for middle and high school students. The robotics camps are being offered in partnership with the National Science Foundation Center for high-tech manufacturing, Hillsborough Community College and the School District of Hillsborough County. The camps will be held in the student services building at HCC’s Brandon campus, 10414 E. Columbus Dr. Tampa, and are designed to introduce middle and high school students to the world of robotics and automation and explore its applications in both industrial and personal settings. The middle school camp is for incoming sixth- to eighth-graders. The …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The conference will bring together hundreds of neighborhood leaders.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
News Report The Ninth Annual Neighborhoods Conference on Saturday, March 24, will bring together hundreds of neighborhood leaders and homeowners looking for ways to help make their communities safer, friendlier, prettier and more united. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 Tampa Bay Blvd. This year, the event will offer 24 one-hour workshops including: Conference-goers can register early until Thursday, March 22, for $15. Registration at the door on the day of the event is $20. The registration fee includes an official conference tote bag, a continental breakfast, admission to the workshops, access to conference exhibits, and the awards luncheon. The 2012 …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The Tampa Bay community is invited to Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse Grill at Brandon Harley on Saturday, March 24 to celebrate the ‘American Idol’ journey of Jeremy Rosado.
Wendy Ocasio responded as a mother would to her child’s brush with fame, which for her son, Jeremy Rosado, had an ending that promises a bright beginning. “It was such an emotional roller coaster,” Ocasio said. “What he got out of all of this is that he sees the opportunity for his dreams to come true.” But first, a collective congratulations from a hometown community eager to get an up-close look at the talents of Valrico resident Rosado, whose voice captured the imagination of a nation and the wild-card save of “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez. Rosado was eliminated a week later. “The Tampa Bay area will be showing its support for Jeremy Rosado by receiving him with a huge community bash,” said Sara Leffler-Ocasio, in a Facebook …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
State Rep. Rachel Burgin, R-Riverview, said she decided to allow a Hillsborough County Commission task force to come up with ideas to oversee the controversial community center in Riverview.
Just before it was scheduled to be heard by the Bay Area Legislative Delegation Sept. 27, state Rep. Rachel Burgin, R-Riverview, decided to withdraw a proposed bill intended to regulate The Regent community center in Riverview. Burgin drafted the proposed legislation last month following criticism about how The Regent was being used and the way it was being operated by the Brandon Community Advantage Center Board of Directors. The bill, said Burgin, was intended to resolve the controversy surrounding The Regent, which opened in January. State Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico, agreed to co-sponsor the bill. A 30,000-square-foot facility, the $6.5 million community center was constructed with county, state and federal funds. Critics have slammed…