Events

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(…)

Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport, BSAC To Host Annual Dash And Splash Event & More

Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport, BSAC To Host Annual Dash And Splash Event & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport Local area schools looking to add a new sport to their athletics list may draw from the efforts and subsequent success of the students at Bloomingdale High School. Student-athletes interested in playing varsity lacrosse at their own school got the news they have been waiting(…)

September Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column 2014

September Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column 2014

  By Sandra Meyer Payant Financial Opens Medical Insurance Solutions in Sun City Choosing a Medicare Supplement Plan can be a daunting task whether just turning 65 or having been eligible for years. Robyn and Tom Payant, owners of Payant Financial, have opened a corporation called Medicare Insurance Solutions, LLC to help people turning 65,(…)

National Library Card Month Ushers In Free Events At Local Area Libraries

National Library Card Month Ushers In Free Events At Local Area Libraries

Staff Report Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining and informative programs for the entire family this September. For a comprehensive look at library programming, visit hcplc.org, select a library location, and view that library’s calendar of events or call 273-3652. September is National Library Card Month. For information on how to(…)

Archers Take A Shot In Statewide Tournaments

Archers Take A Shot In Statewide Tournaments

  By Kelly Legg With the popularity of the film and book series The Hunger Games, the sport of archery is skyrocketing. The Ferman Chevrolet Florida Archery Slam has seen more than 300 participants and the events are continuing to grow. The latest tournament, the Red Hot Saltwater Slam, was the most successful event to(…)

Sunset Bay Chapel Pastor Sets Sights On New Chapter

  By Kelly Wise Legg After nearly 16 years leading Sunset Bay Chapel in Lithia, more than 350 well-wishers will gather to say farewell to founding Pastor Galen Scott and his wife, Tandy on Sunday, September 28. Amidst the congregation, there will be friends of the Scotts from across the state helping celebrate this monumental(…)

Ronald McDonald Charities Of Tampa Bay Kicks Off Fundraising Events

Ronald McDonald Charities Of Tampa Bay Kicks Off Fundraising Events

  By Sandy Meyer The Ronald McDonald Charities of Tampa Bay (RMHCTB) provides a home-away-from-home for families of pediatric patients in area hospitals at no cost to them. “It gives families a place to come home to rest and the opportunity to socialize with other families with similar circumstances, which is really important,” said event(…)

Shopping Bazaar And Classic Car Show In FishHawk Ranch

Shopping Bazaar And Classic Car Show In FishHawk Ranch

  By Jenny Carle Upcoming Shopping Bazaar On Saturday, September 27 there will be a Shopping Bazaar at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk Ranch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The FishHawk Ranch Shopping Bazaar  is intended to create a space for artisans to sell their goods and(…)

Annual Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show To Host Over 350 Vendors

Annual Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show To Host Over 350 Vendors

  Staff Report The 2014 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, the area’s only in-water boat show and official kick-off to fall boating season, sets sail Friday to Sunday, September 5-7 (Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) at the Tampa Convention Center located at 333 South Franklin St. in(…)