Hollywood Trading Post Grand Opening

By Tony Heard

HOLLYWOOD — The vision came alive on Oct. 18 for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. It’s always good to see hard work pay off, and for lots of people in many departments, that became a reality as The Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. opened up the Hollywood Trading Post. (continue...)


Brighton Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

By Emma Brown

BRIGHTON — Red Ribbon Week is the most far-reaching and well-known drug prevention event in America. Schools, clubs and organizations, communities, and citizens nationwide participate in this weeklong celebration each year in hopes of reaching and impacting the lives of many and educating them on the effects of drug addiction. (continue...)


Okeechobee High’s Rodeo Team Competes in Two Day Event

By Emma Brown

BRANFORD, FL — The Okeechobee High School’s rodeo team traveled to Branford, Fla., Near the Georgia state line, to compete in a two day rodeo. This event took place the weekend of Oct. 7 and 8. (continue...)


Florida’s First Lady Visits BC

By Janice Billie

BIG CYPRESS — On Oct. 4 First Lady Columba Bush was an honored guest at the Big Cypress Seminole reservation. The visit was a result of an invitation extended by Director of Museums Tina M. Osceola. After a visit to the Florida House in Washington D.C., Osceola noted that contributions from the Seminole Tribe would add to the presentation of Florida’s “embassy” in the nation’s capitol. (continue...)


Preschool Gets Fired Up About Safety

By Jessica Young

HOLLYWOOD — Everyone knows how important it is to educate preschoolers on safety. Learning basic safety rules at a young age ensures their knowledge and ability to respond appropriately in an emergency situation. (continue...)


Elder Affairs Dept. Celebrates Senior’s October Birthdays

Submitted by Lola Juarez

YBOR CITY, FL — The department of Elder Affairs hosted a small birthday bash for the Tampa seniors whose birthdays fall in the month of October. The four celebrating birthdays were: Jane Osceola, Annie Henry, Maggie Garcia and Peggy Cubis. (continue...)