Education

New School In Seffner Serving Students With Disabilities

New School In Seffner Serving Students With Disabilities

  By Libby Hopkins There is a brand new school in the community making a difference in the lives of its students. Impact Academy in Seffner opened its doors this past March and it services children with varying disabilities. “We have an amazing curriculum and a big focus on functional living skills development,” said the […]

University Of Florida, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences Celebrates 100 Years

University Of Florida, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences Celebrates 100 Years

  By Tamas Mondovics Representatives of the University of Florida, Hillsborough County government officials and representatives of Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension gathered to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Florida Extension earlier this month. According to County Agriculture Industry Development Manager and County Extension Director Stephen Gran, the free event held […]

Bloomingdale Graduate Returns To Perform With Army Jazz Ambassadors

Bloomingdale Graduate Returns To Perform With Army Jazz Ambassadors

  By Nicole Heubusch The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, which includes a local soldier, presented a free public performance in Valrico last month. SSG Luke Brimhall, who plays the trombone in the band, graduated from Bloomingdale High school in 2003 and returned to play at his alma mater. SSG Brimhall and the other […]

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

MOSI offers discounted admission to the community with its $5 Day to celebrate National Museum Day

WHAT:             $5 day, National Museum Day and Safety Saturday WHEN:             Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. WHERE:           MOSI, Museum of Science & Industry 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 813-987-6000; MOSI.org   DETAILS:  This $5 Day will celebrate National Museum Day and Safety Saturday.  Families can experience a unique performance on a 3D printed violin, […]

Sheriffs Conduct Move Over Enforcement Operation

Sheriffs Conduct Move Over Enforcement Operation

  By Tamas Mondovics Engaging in targeted enforcement of the Move Over Act, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) working with Florida Highway Patrol and the Tampa Police Department stepped up its efforts to remind motorists of obeying the important but, if ignored, potentially fatal traffic law often unheeded by many. The operation, which took place […]

International Day Of Drawing Celebrated With Annual Ruskin Big Draw Event

International Day Of Drawing Celebrated With Annual Ruskin Big Draw Event

  By Kathy L. Collins It’s Our World is the theme for this year’s seventh annual Big Draw which is a celebration of art and drawing. The event will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. The event is free […]

Florida Virtual Academy Students Begin School Year, Hillsborough School Enrollment Up & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Florida Virtual Academy Students Head Back to School According to local school officials, the start of the 2014-2015 school season was smooth with nothing more than the usual or normally expected glitches that seem to work themselves out as students and parents settle into their daily routines. While the daily rituals […]

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 […]

Riverview Chamber Kicks Off New School Year With Annual Teacher Breakfast

Riverview Chamber Kicks Off New School Year With Annual Teacher Breakfast

  By Paula MacDonald The room was alive with anticipation and excitement for the first day of school as nearly 350 new teachers, principals and community business leaders gathered at The Regent special event venue for the 2014 Teaching to Excellence Breakfast, presented by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce.   First year teachers were […]

Journalism Students Spend Summer Interning At Osprey Observer Gaining Experience, Writing Clips

Journalism Students Spend Summer Interning At Osprey Observer Gaining Experience, Writing Clips

  By Heather Wilkins The Osprey Observer continued its internship program this summer helping high school and college students who are interested in journalism to learn the ropes about what it means to be a reporter and what it takes to get a paper to press every week.  This summer, the Osprey Observer had five […]