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Forest service in Valrico modernizes in shadow of old fire tower
Just beyond the northward leaning shadow of a decades-old observation tower, the Florida Forest Service is modernizing.
Published on 03/08/13
Lot near Bloomingdale library may become home to big box store
Published on 02/22/13
Updated on 03/04/13
Bass Pro chief apologizes to Valrico store for logo challenge

Bass Pro Shops has promised to drop its legal challenge against a Valrico store's logo and refund the $1,500 the store has spent to defend itself.

Published on 01/12/13
Updated on 03/13/13
New Valrico/FishHawk chamber to focus locally
A small contingent of business owners in the Valrico and FishHawk areas have come together to form a new chamber of commerce, inspired by local activists who stay involved in growth issues.
Published on 10/24/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Women give veterans memorial a facelift

A year ago, the veterans memorial at StrawBerry Ridge was in bad shape.

Published on 11/25/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Eagles Club feeds recovering vets' appetites, morale
Marine Corps veteran Will Alfonso shifted in his wheelchair to fish a commemorative coin out of his pocket while chatting with comrades and waiting for a second serving of spaghetti.
Published on 10/17/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Family, friends honor slain soldier from Valrico

Last November, 1st Lt. Ivan Lechowich's friends and family gathered at St. Stephen's Catholic Church to see him get married. On Saturday, they returned for his funeral.

Published on 10/15/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Valrico 13-year-old's uplifting story hitting silver screen

The story of a 13-year-old boy who walked across the country to support homeless youth is hitting the silver screen.

Published on 10/14/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Slain soldier's parents, sister speak outside their Valrico home

Standing beneath an oak tree on the lawn of their Valrico home today, the parents and sister of Army 1st Lt. Ivan Lechowich recalled a wonderful relative and a swiftly rising military leader doing some of the Army's most...

Published on 10/11/11
Updated on 03/21/13
A hoard of pups, cats, even a lizard get a blessing

Austin, the sheltie, Rhodesian ridgeback pups Jasmine and Luke and cats Gabby and Belle all showed up. And all are now officially blessed.

Published on 10/10/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Valrico dad sees baby via Skype before dying in Afghanistan
Natalie Marie Lechowich was born a week early – long enough for her dad to see her online before he was killed.
Published on 09/30/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Car wash to benefit family of 11-year-old girl who died
An upcoming fundraiser will benefit the family of a local girl who lost her battle with a heart ailment.
Published on 09/20/11
Updated on 03/20/13
Scoutmaster taught his troop in Native American ways

Robert W. "Bob" Mehaffey, a beloved scoutmaster who shared his love for Native American culture with his troop, died recently after a bout with lung cancer.

Published on 09/09/11
Updated on 03/20/13
'Running of Bulls' to support Bloomingdale football

You don't necessarily have to wave pom-poms or join in the cheers to support Bloomingdale High School's football team.

Published on 09/08/11
Updated on 03/20/13