Spotlight on Talent marks 37th year

While television talent competition shows, such as “America’s Got Talent,” “American Idol” and “Dancing with the Stars” draw massive audiences — a local event has those national programs beat in terms of staying power. This will be the 37th year that Spotlight on Talent has invited young people with assorted talents to show off their skills at a regional competition. Besides communities … [Read more...]

Hillsborough’s economy showing new signs of growth

Adam Myers, senior business development manager for the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, paid a visit to Pasco County a few weeks ago, to share what’s happening on the economic front in Hillsborough County. Myers outlined some of the major new developments happening in Tampa and Hillsborough County during a membership luncheon meeting of the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. He … [Read more...]

Veggie Van to deliver fresh produce in East Pasco

For many low-income families, putting fresh fruits and vegetables on a grocery shopping list is a luxury out of reach. They live in what are known as food deserts, where the only choice for buying groceries is a corner store or a convenience shop. Fresh produce is either nonexistent or so costly families can't afford it. Catching a public bus to a grocery store isn't always a … [Read more...]