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Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Activities At Center Place

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Activities At Center Place

By Kathy L. Collins Local residents can begin the holiday season by attending one of the festive, holiday-themed activities at Center Place in Brandon this December. They have many fun, family-friendly activities planned. First up is the 3rd Annual Holiday Tea set for Sunday, November 24 from 2-4 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to(…)

Family Traditions Continue At Second Annual Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Family Traditions Continue At Second Annual Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Press Release Last year, Busch Gardens® Tampa launched the biggest Christmas celebration ever and this year, Christmas Town has even more jolly times in store. With more than a million twinkling lights, Christmas Town transforms the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights,(…)

Put On Your Best Gems & Jeans And Support The Sylvia Thomas Center

Put On Your Best Gems & Jeans And Support The Sylvia Thomas Center

By Kathy L. Collins The Sylvia Thomas Center, a local non-profit, which provides comprehensive post-adoption support to keep the “forever” in forever families, will hold its 1st Annual Gems & Jeans Ball. This event will be Saturday, November 23 from 7-10 p.m. inside Brandon Harley-Davidson located at 9841 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa.Tickets to this event are(…)

Tampa Bay Music Society To Hold Music For Manatees Benefit Concert

Tampa Bay Music Society To Hold Music For Manatees Benefit Concert

By Kathy L. Collins On November 22, you can be a part of the debut concert of the Tampa Bay Music Society (TBMS) at Spoto High School beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Spoto High School is located at 8538 Eagle Palm Dr. in Riverview. Proceeds from the debut concert will benefit the Florida(…)

The SouthShore Regional Library Wants Artists For Its Six By Six Exhibition To Be Held in 2014

The SouthShore Regional Library Wants Artists For Its Six By Six Exhibition To Be Held in 2014

By Kathy L. Collins The Crawford Art Advisory Board at the SouthShore Regional Library has issued a Call To Artists for its first “Six By Six Exhibition: Small Art/Big Ideas.” The Crawford Gallery is located at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin. Any artist 18 years or older using any medium can enter this non-juried(…)

Winthrop Charter School To Hold Its First Craft Fair

Winthrop Charter School To Hold Its First Craft Fair

By Kathy L. Collins The first ever Winthrop Charter School Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winthrop Charter School located at 6204 Scholars Hill Lane in Riverview. The school is looking for local businesses, home sales, artists and craft vendors to take part in this(…)

Daughter Follows In Dad’s Footsteps

Daughter Follows In Dad’s Footsteps

Staff Report Every little girl dreams of being Cinderella, and for nine-year-old Riverview resident Jordan Williams the dream really has come true. She recently performed the lead role of Cinderella in the musical “Cinderella,” directed by Joy Rogers at the Florida Academy of Performing Arts in Brandon in early November. The cast will also appear(…)

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With A Visit To The 3rd Annual Festival Of Trees

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With A Visit To The 3rd Annual Festival Of Trees

By Kathy L. Collins The Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library and Ruskin Elementary School will host the 3rd Annual Festival of Trees beginning on Saturday, November 23 and running through Saturday, December 14 at the library located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The center aisle of the library will have the beautifully(…)

Ruskin Woman’s Club Hosts Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Ruskin Woman’s Club Hosts Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

By Ali Renckens Holiday shoppers searching for beautiful, unique Christmas gifts need look no further than the Ruskin Woman’s Club’s Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. On Saturday, November 16 from 8 a.m. -2 p.m., over 30 vendors, including the Origami Owl, Pampered Chef and Mary Kay, as well as local artisans and businesses, will gather at the(…)

An Artisan Market Joins The Winthrop Community

An Artisan Market Joins The Winthrop Community

By Libby Hopkins The Winthrop Town Centre has become the artist hub of the Brandon community. It is the host of many art events including the yearly Winthrop Arts Festival, so it is only fitting that the community offers an artisan market. “I think Winthrop is a beautiful space and it showcases a lot of(…)