Arts and Entertainment

Local Artist Designs, Builds Award Winning Fire Truck

  By Kathy L. Collins Plant City artist Robert Woods has created something extraordinary. Woods (RG Woods Art in Metal) was commissioned by the owner of Paul Davis Restoration of Tampa, Darren Impson, to design and build a half scale 1930′s era fire truck. “Darren and I were going over the idea and the design(…)

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Staff Report   Judy’s Dance Academy will celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a variety of fun activities. JDA dancers have been rehearsing choreography in preparation to share with the community. Launched in 2010, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that encourages Americans to embrace dance as a(…)

Village Players Present Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus

Village Players Present Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus

By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players will present Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus beginning with Dinner and a Show on Friday, August 8 at 7 p.m. Dinner is sponsored by Paul and Tammy Holmberg, owners of the Chick-fil-A at Lake Brandon Village and the Westfield Brandon Mall location. Tickets for the Dinner(…)

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival To Feature Over 40 Vendors, Fundraise For Non-Profits

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival To Feature Over 40 Vendors, Fundraise For Non-Profits

  By Kathy L. Collins The annual Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival will be held on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts located at 1010 N. MacInnes Pl. in downtown Tampa. Proceeds from the event benefit the Brandon Foundation and the local(…)

Valrico Brothers Finalists In PBS Writing Contest

Valrico Brothers Finalists In PBS Writing Contest

  By Alexandra Booth The 2014 WEDU PBS Kids Writing Contest recently announced the winning stories at each local station and brothers Daniel and Victor Loerincs, students at Buckhorn Elementary School, both received runner-up positions in their categories. The WEDU PBS Kids Writing Contest is held by local PBS stations as part of the national(…)

Crawford Gallery Features Exhibit From Three Local Photographers

Crawford Gallery Features Exhibit From Three Local Photographers

  By Kathy L. Collins The Crawford Gallery at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin is hosting a fantastic photography exhibit during July and August. The three artists include Gayle Fischer of Sun City Center, Shayna Coonin and J. Skoht of Apollo Beach. Fischer’s subjects are animals, specifically the “Big Five” which she photographed while(…)

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

  Staff Report With summer heat at its peak, the Christmas spirit is alive at Calvary Lutheran Church, and the community is invited to join in the holiday festivities. 12 Days of Christmas in July, begins Monday, July 21 and runs through Friday, August 1.  For over 18 years, Calvary has held a Christmas dinner(…)

Student Turns Passion For Drawing Into Collaborative Business

Student Turns Passion For Drawing Into Collaborative Business

Maria Cate has always hoped to leave a mark with her art. As a child, she did so by creating comic books and passing them out to family and friends. Today, Cate shares her art with different strategy through a business she calls Twisted Hand. Twisted Hand was intended to be a way for Cate(…)

Marvel Universe LIVE! At Tampa Bay Times Forum Includes Riverview’s Aycrigg

Marvel Universe LIVE! At Tampa Bay Times Forum Includes Riverview’s Aycrigg

  Staff Report After scouring the country to find the best in live action performers with an amazing array of disciplines and skills, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in live touring family events, revealed that Riverview resident Benjamin Aycrigg, who will portray Cyclops, will join the final cast of more than 50 performers to(…)

Book Clubs Offer Refreshing Way To Get Into Habit of Reading

Book Clubs Offer Refreshing Way To Get Into Habit of Reading

  By Alexandra Booth If you’re interested in trying something new this summer, try starting a book club. It allows you to spend time with friends or get to know new people, all while enjoying anything from the classics to the brand new bestseller on the shelf. There are different elements to consider when starting(…)