Friday, November 24, 2017

Hillsborough News

Plant City’s Main Street hires new leader

Plant City’s Main Street hires new leader

PLANT CITY — It started about six weeks ago.Just before she headed to Daytona for Biketoberfest, Jane Waters got a call from Ronni Wood, the coordinator for Florida’s Main Street program, telling her an opportunity might be opening up in Plant City.T...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Three area students hold recital for orphans and foster children

Three area students hold recital for orphans and foster children

Three classical dancers will perform in "Musical Sensations,’’ featuring international music and dance, on Sunday (Nov. 19) to raise money to help local foster care children through Eckerd Connects Raising Hope and also to benefit an orphanage in Ban...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
ECHO’s Common Table effort brings volunteers, needy together

ECHO’s Common Table effort brings volunteers, needy together

BRANDON — Twice a week without fail Vanessa Fisher of Riverview and her twin special-needs sons readily make their presence known at the Emergency Care Help Organization of Brandon.They go about their business of methodically filling bag after bag wi...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Hillsborough Education Foundation, Yoobi team to surprise students

Hillsborough Education Foundation, Yoobi team to surprise students

The kids at Bing Elementary knew something special was about to happen when a six-foot white dog with a "target" over his right eye walked into the classroom.And they were right.On Tuesday (Nov. 14), volunteers and corporate supporters joined the Hil...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
A retail outlet guide to Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping

A retail outlet guide to Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping

For those who plan to flock to the area’s major retail outlets during the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, here’s a roundup of their holiday plans.International Plaza• Thanksgiving Day the mall is closed but it opens 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Fri...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/20/17
Nativity Novemberfest’s ‘mom’ ensures her entire flock is well fed

Nativity Novemberfest’s ‘mom’ ensures her entire flock is well fed

BRANDON — Imagine being tasked with the overall responsibility of purchasing, preparing and feeding more than 100,000 people at nearly a nonstop pace over the course of five days.Also envision doing all that with precision, without being paid a penny...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Brandon church looks to boost God’s creative gifts

Brandon church looks to boost God’s creative gifts

Art will line the walls and music will fill the halls at South Brandon Worship Center today (Nov. 17) when the church hosts its 3rd annual Art Show.The event will feature paintings and other works created by members, live music by local Christian rec...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Nece Foundation brings ‘Power of Thanksgiving’ to Wimauma

Nece Foundation brings ‘Power of Thanksgiving’ to Wimauma

WIMAUMA — The families came to the Beth-El Farmworker Ministry on U.S. 301 for a turkey dinner, but received so much more.The meal came with all the fixings, plus lots of fun: facepainting, family photos courtesy of Shutterbooth, a chance to meet Mis...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/16/17

Making it in America(w/video)

Making it in America, a new video series, takes viewers into the lives of those neighbors down the street, who maybe speak with a bit of an accent, but are no less committed to this country’s future.Immigrants are a major driver of the economy in Flo...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/14/17
Pig Jam smokes up food, fun for 15th year

Pig Jam smokes up food, fun for 15th year

The Suncoast Credit Union Plant City Pig Jam runs from 5 –10 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 17) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 18) at Randy Larson Four-Plex/Plant City Stadium, 1401 Gordon Food Service Drive in Plant City. This is the 15th annual even...
Published: 11/10/17
Updated: 11/12/17