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New E.S.C.A.P.E. Series Classes Offered This Fall

New E.S.C.A.P.E. Series Classes Offered This Fall

  Staff Report The Extreme Safety Course And Personal Empowerment (E.S.C.A.P.E. ) Series is back this fall offering six sessions for girls held at Camp Dorothy Thomas located at 16119 Boyette Road in Riverview.  The six sessions will have guest speakers instructing and informing the girls on Natural Disasters, Fire/Life Safety, Basic CPR/First Aid, Abduction(…)

Commissioner Sandra Murman’s South County Job Fair To Return To HCC

Commissioner Sandra Murman’s South County Job Fair To Return To HCC

  By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, in association with CareerSource Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Community College (HCC), will be hosting a South County Job Fair next month in hopes of giving residents another shot at landing a job in a tough economy. “With the challenges that we have been facing in the(…)

Riverview Couple Opens Thrift Store With Message Of Hope

Riverview Couple Opens Thrift Store With Message Of Hope

By Kelly Legg Riverview residents Donna and Charles Witsell are mission-minded to spread the word about the dangers of bullying and harassment. This issue is forefront in their hearts because in September 2009, their 13-year-old daughter, Hope, died by suicide after being bullied.   “God began to use us as we were going through our(…)

Four Local Drive-In Theatres Keep history, Traditions Alive

Four Local Drive-In Theatres Keep history, Traditions Alive

  By Alexandra Booth A dream began in a driveway. Richard Hollingshead had a vision of an open-air movie theatre, where people could watch film from the comfort of a car. After vigorous testing for sound, weather conditions and car spacing, a patent was issued May 16, 1933. The first drive-in movie theatre opened up(…)

September Bloomingdale/FishHawk Business Column 2014

September Bloomingdale/FishHawk Business Column 2014

  By Sandra Meyer Mosaic Donates $100,000 to American Red Cross  The American Red Cross received a $100,000 grant from The Mosaic Company to support its “Prepare Florida” campaign to train and empower local communities to better prepare for disasters that Floridians may face. The grant from Mosaic will also help the Red Cross assist(…)

The Take Out Butler’s Take: EATS! American Grill

My service therapy dog Ruby and I were equally thrilled to hear about a unique “Yappy-Hour” sponsored by the amazing locally based volunteer organization Paws for Friendship (www.pawsforfriendshipinc.org.)  Ruby is always up for some “people food,” and I had a canine-like “Pavlovian” response to a hot new venue at the Winthrop Town Center. I had(…)

Inna’s Family Alteration Offers Affordable Formal Dresses For Homecoming Season

Inna’s Family Alteration Offers Affordable Formal Dresses For Homecoming Season

  By Michelle Caceres Back-to-school shopping has consumed parents’ time in recent weeks but high school girls have been contemplating another very important school-related purchase: the homecoming dress. Whether looking to accentuate funky style or embody the portrait of perfection, Inna’s Family Alteration has a myriad of choices for every girl regardless of her taste(…)

Family Owned Heavenly Sweets & Pastries Opens First Storefront, Offers Custom Creations

Family Owned Heavenly Sweets & Pastries Opens First Storefront, Offers Custom Creations

  By Kelly Wise Legg Mary Hermis never dreamed that she would be opening her own bakery when her family moved to Valrico from North Carolina in 1999. Her husband, Guy, was stationed at MacDill AFB. At the time, they had two young daughters. In 2005, Guy retired from the Army after 23 years of(…)

Home Inspection Company Helps Homeowners Get The Facts

Home Inspection Company Helps Homeowners Get The Facts

  By Robyn St. James The housing industry in Florida is starting to recover, and hundreds of homes are hitting the market. Get the Facts Home Inspections is saving Florida homeowners time and money by making sure their homes are ready to be sold and bought. Certified, professional home inspectors will provide comprehensive visual inspections(…)

Doctor Saylor Offers Award Winning Dental Services Including Same-Day Crowns

Doctor Saylor Offers Award Winning Dental Services Including Same-Day Crowns

  By Sonia Lavina Larry Saylor II,  D.M.D.  believes delivering quality dentistry will improve patient’s lives for many years. “We have world class dentistry right here in Brandon,” said Dr. Saylor.  Emphasizing on comprehensive and cosmetic care is what Dr. Saylor does best. Some of the services provided include extractions, implants, veneers, Invisalign, safe amalgam(…)