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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(…)

Hillsborough School Enrollment Up, Some Seniors In Danger Of Not Graduating & More…

Hillsborough School Enrollment Up, Some Seniors In Danger Of Not Graduating & More…

  By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough Schools Enrollment Up Nearly 4,000 Students Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) officials have recently reported that the district’s first day enrollment is up nearly 4,000 students this year compared to the first day of school last year. Schools reported enrollment of 190,814, up 3,997 from last year. According to school(…)

Got Brakes?’ Campaign Puts Student Safety In High Gear

Got Brakes?’ Campaign Puts Student Safety In High Gear

  By Tamas Mondovics The start of the new school year has prompted the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to launch its annual public awareness and enforcement campaign aimed at educating motorists about the rules of the road in regards to school buses. With about 1,100 school buses on the roads transporting more than 91,000(…)

Backpack Event Provides School Supplies To Over 500 Families In Need

Backpack Event Provides School Supplies To Over 500 Families In Need

  By Kathy L. Collins On Saturday, August 9, the community came together at the Annual Backpack Event, hosted by the YMCA and the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO), to make sure that children in need have new backpacks and age appropriate school supplies for the start of the new school year.1,400 children were registered(…)