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Protest held to stop Bloomingdale Big Box store

Protest held to stop Bloomingdale Big Box store

Brandon, Florida-- Residents lined Bloomingdale Avenue on Tuesday to protest plans to build a Walmart and hundreds of apartments next to the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library.

Protesters are concerned about traffic, unsafe intersections, school overcrowding, environmental devastation and decreasing property values.

They have created a website at www.bloomingdalebigbox.com and www.facebook.com/bloomingdalebigbox

 

 

Tampa real estate booming; leads state

Tampa real estate booming; leads state

Tampa, Florida-- The numbers are in, and they are up! More homes were sold last month in the Tampa Bay area than in in the past seven years combined.

According to MLS figures, 3,100 homes were sold in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties last month, a 7 percent increase compared to the same month in 2012.

Home sales prices also increased, up 22 percent over the same time period. 

The average home in the Tampa Bay area sold for $150,000.

Working Women of Tampa Bay present Spring Fling Country Style

Working Women of Tampa Bay present Spring Fling Country Style

Tampa, Florida-- Members of the Working Women of Tampa Bay and NuBarter Tampa are teaming up to host a hootenanny that promises good ol' country-style fun, and benefits for businesses too! 

The event is set for Tuesday, April 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Winthrop barn Theatre in Riverview.

Organizers say to throw on some cowboy boots and get ready for a night filled with entertainment, dancing and networking with various vendors. Food and drinks will be available too!

Select Hillsborough libraries to get facelifts

Hillsborough County, Florida - Hillsborough County government is renovating and expanding six public libraries in 2013, building the power of knowledge one brick at a time! Here is a summary of the projects, with links to the County's Web page about each project, and a link to each library's Web page.

New Construction:

Congressman Bilirakis hosts free job fair at Pasco-Hernando CC

Congressman Bilirakis hosts free job fair at Pasco-Hernando CC

Dade City, FL -- The office of U.S. representative Gus Bilirakis has announced that the congressman will hold a job fair on May 2, at Pasco-Hernando Community College. The event will bring together more than 30 employers from various fields including banking, law enforcement, education, retail, hospitality, technology, community services and healthcare.

Techies meet and greet in Westshore

Techies meet and greet in Westshore

Tampa, Florida-- Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association will host their social happy hour and networking event on Wednesday April 24, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kona Grill located at 4134 West Boy Scout Boulevard in Tampa.