Arts and Entertainment

Bruton Memorial Library Celebrates Black History Month With Exhibit Of Portrait Artist, Rhonda Carol Long

Bruton Memorial Library Celebrates Black History Month With Exhibit Of Portrait Artist, Rhonda Carol Long

In celebration of Black History Month, the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City has a wonderful exhibit of the works of Riverview resident, formerly of Chicago, Rhonda Carol Long. The exhibit, which features 19 pieces of Long’s artwork, will be on display through the end of February. In the main exhibit area there are 10 […]

Florida Strawberry Festival Crowns New Queen With Royal Heritage

Florida Strawberry Festival Crowns New Queen With Royal Heritage

By Lauren Der A new Florida Strawberry Festival Queen was recently crowned at the Grimes Family Agricultural Center in Plant City. Jessi Rae Varnum, an 18-year-old senior at Durant High School, was crowned 2014 Florida Strawberry Festival Queen, along with first maid Lindsey English and court members Macaley Barrow, Kallee Cook and Caitlyn Kent. “I […]

SouthShore Regional Library Showcases The Artwork Of Area High School Students

SouthShore Regional Library Showcases The Artwork Of Area High School Students

The 4th Annual High School Art Show, sponsored by the SouthShore Arts Council and hosted by the SouthShore Regional Library, is currently on display at the SouthShore Regional Library located at Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The art will be on display through the end of February. This year the show was limited to schools […]

The Firehouse Cultural Center Offers Many Fantastic Events Each Month

The Firehouse Cultural Center Offers Many Fantastic Events Each Month

The Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin has a fantastic line up of events for the month of February. Whether you want to see an interesting film, participate in an art event, listen to jazz, or see a “clean” comedy show, the Firehouse Cultural Center has something for you. On Thursday, February 13, the Firehouse Cultural […]

New Venue For FishHawk Riverview Rotary Fourth Annual Crawfish Festival

New Venue For FishHawk Riverview Rotary Fourth Annual Crawfish Festival

The Rotary Club of FishHawk Riverview’s Crawfish Festival has set the date and a new venue for this year.  The Fourth Annual Crawfish Festival will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 12-4 p.m. at the Winthrop Pole Barn area on Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview. The money raised is donated to local charities and scholarship […]

Don’t Miss The 22nd Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival Of The Arts

Don’t Miss The 22nd Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival Of The Arts

 You will not want to miss the 22nd Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts. This year’s festival is set to run on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the TECO SouthShore Community Event Center located at 302 Noonan Beach Rd. in Apollo Beach. There is a free […]

Riverview Senior Seeks Country Music Career

Riverview Senior Seeks Country Music Career

It is safe to say that for local teen, Matt Billor, playing music and singing in front of others seems to come naturally, which the Riverview High School senior is by no means shy to demonstrate. Whether it be on last year’s family vacation in Cancun, Mexico where he performed two original songs that he […]

Friends Of The Bruton Memorial Library Present An Evening With Rick Smith

Friends Of The Bruton Memorial Library Present An Evening With Rick Smith

On Tuesday, February 11, the Friends of the Bruton Memorial Library in Plant City will present an Evening With Patrick Smith, Jr. (Rick), son of author, Patrick Smith. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and is free to the public thanks to a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. The evening will have an […]

Luther Jones Of Valrico Is A Talented And Creative Artist

Luther Jones Of Valrico Is A Talented And Creative Artist

Artists live throughout the greater Brandon area. Each brings a great deal of talent and creativity to the community. Luther Jones, originally of Picayune, Mississippi, now lives in Valrico. He has been here for six months. Jones is a talented, self-taught artist. Just spend a little bit of time with Jones and you will quickly […]

Hit The Target With Active Couples Fun

Hit The Target With Active Couples Fun

By Ali Renckens Roses and chocolate, candlelight dinners and walks along the beach have become a stereotypical Valentine’s Day. Couple who have been together a few years or young couples who may want to consider something new may be interested in these active Valentine’s Day and date night activities. Captain Ric Liles, a native of […]