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Valrico Resident Competes In Inaugural AKC® Obedience Classic

Valrico Resident Competes In Inaugural AKC® Obedience Classic

Staff Report This December, the most well-behaved and highly-trained dogs in the country will converge in Orlando on Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15 for the first-ever American Kennel Club® Obedience Classic (AOC). The AOC will crown the top obedience dogs for the year in the Novice, Open, Utility and Masters classes. Valrico resident, Melissa Gilmer(…)

Good-Hearted Elves Visit A Kid’s Place

Good-Hearted Elves Visit A Kid’s Place

What do you get when you mix a dozen generous volunteers bearing gifts and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus? Happy kids. That is what happened when volunteer “elves” loaded down with gifts donated by Reflections Hair Gallery and Spa and others from the Birthday Bunch visited A Kid’s Place at 1715 Lithia Pinecrest(…)

Holiday Donations In Need, Shop Local This Season

Staff Report Crossing Church Helps With Angel Tree Project The Crossing Church sows seed into the community each Christmas and for the sixth year in a row it is involved with the Angel Tree project. This year they are helping Clair Mel Elementary and Potter Elementary schools collect donations for needy children. The biggest need(…)

Some Idea Inc. Develops Some Great App Ideas

Some Idea Inc. Develops Some Great App Ideas

By Suzy Wiesenhart A new company in Riverview, called Some Idea Inc., is an app-developing company created by a group of app developers, artists, musicians and creative thinkers who have over 30 years of experience creating applications for software that Fortune 500 companies use to create everyday products like children’s car seats, sneakers and jackets.(…)

Rabbits, Squirrels No Match For Riverview Hunter And Bird Of Prey, Nitro

Rabbits, Squirrels No Match For Riverview Hunter And Bird Of Prey, Nitro

By Michelle Caceres Records indicate that more than 4,000 years ago, humans in ancient China were using raptors (birds of prey) to hunt for food. Despite more conventional hunting options available today, Riverview resident Rick Foley enjoys the thrill of finding his own food. Every two or three days during the hunting season, he and(…)

ECG Wellness – Services That Embody A Philosophy Of Wellness

ECG Wellness – Services That Embody A Philosophy Of Wellness

By Suzy Wiesenhart Educational Consultants Group, located at 10008 Park Place Ave. in Riverview, is a contracting rehabilitation and consulting firm started to provide services that focus on functional domains affected by speech, voice, language, swallowing  or cognitive disability—such as activities of daily living, communication, learning and academic performance, vocational performance and social interaction. Many(…)

Riverview Branch Library Gets Visit By Library History Roadshow

Riverview Branch Library Gets Visit By Library History Roadshow

By Tamas Mondovics In order to be ready to celebrate a century-long history, Hillsborough County Public Library (HCPL) officials have been asking residents and library patrons to check their closets, attics and garages for photographs or memorabilia in connection with their neighborhood library. The effort has been in motion for the past couple of years(…)

Riverview Tattoo Shop Offers Family-Friendly Atmosphere

Riverview Tattoo Shop Offers Family-Friendly Atmosphere

By Kelly Legg A native of the southern Hillsborough County area, Benjamin Lewis knew he was destined to his calling. Artistic abilities run in his family as his father is also a tattoo artist so Lewis learned the artistry of tattooing at an early age. In 2007, Lewis embarked on his  journey and opened his(…)

Tampa Bay Junior Olympic Archery Development Is On Target

Tampa Bay Junior Olympic Archery Development Is On Target

Staff Report Since Adventures Archery opened on U.S. Hwy. 301 in August, Tampa Bay Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) has had a range to call home. With over a dozen archers in the club, there’s usually at least one on the range after school throughout the week and on club meeting nights, the archers all(…)

TECO Power Plant Provides View Of Manatee And Coastal Wildlife

TECO Power Plant Provides View Of Manatee And Coastal Wildlife

By Ali Renckens When the rest of the country starts bundling up in parkas and earmuffs, balmy Florida welcomes the arrival of one species of cold-weather refugees: Manatees. The Big Bend Power Station, owned and operated by TECO, has been a popular spot to observe manatees since the plant opened in 1986. The manatees, which(…)