Events

Hot Rocks, Cool Gems and Fabulous Jewelry At The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Hot Rocks, Cool Gems and Fabulous Jewelry At The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

By Kathy L. Collins If you are interested in rocks, minerals, silversmithing and jewelry making, then you will not want to miss the 54th Annual Gem/Mineral/Jewelry Show and Sale sponsored by the Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 20 from 10(…)

Apollo Beach Elementary Fall Festival Will Be A Spooky Good Time

Apollo Beach Elementary Fall Festival Will Be A Spooky Good Time

By Sharon Still Apollo Beach Elementary School is gearing up for its annual Fall Festival, which for the first time, will coincide with its annual silent auction, now in its ninth year. The events will be held Friday, October 25 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Apollo Beach Elementary School campus on Apollo Beach Blvd. The(…)

The Firehouse Cultural Center Officially Opens With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Firehouse Cultural Center Officially Opens With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

By Kathy L. Collins On Wednesday, September 25, founders, supporters, elected officials and invited guests gathered in the SouthShore to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony which officially opened the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin. Georgia Vahue, the first Executive Director of the Firehouse Cultural Center presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony. Hillsborough County Commissioner, Sandy(…)

Covington Park Resident Helps Stave Off Hunger With Haunt

Covington Park Resident Helps Stave Off Hunger With Haunt

Staff Report This Halloween, not only will there be the traditional Halloween Trick-or-Treat at the Covington Park clubhouse on Thursday, October 31 from 5-8 p.m., but there is also going to be a garage-haunt nearby at 7620 Hampshire Garden Pl. in the Bristol subdivision. Already known for big scares, this year the family is making(…)

A New Foundation Aims To Help Those In The Community With Foot Drop

A New Foundation Aims To Help Those In The Community With Foot Drop

By Libby Hopkins There are a lot of activities out there that we take for granted; say for instance, dancing. What’s so difficult about dancing? It’s just a step to the left and then to the right. Even if you aren’t coordinated, you can still move your feet to the rhythm, right? Not if you(…)

Riverview’s Trick-or-Treat Street Celebrates 25 Years

Riverview’s Trick-or-Treat Street Celebrates 25 Years

By Sharon Still Riverview’s largest trick-or-treating event is now in its 25th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 19, 3:30-8:30 p.m. and bring the whole family to Riverview High School for a trick-or-treat extravaganza featuring more than 100 businesses, churches and organizations distributing candy(…)

The Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival Celebrates 25 Years Of Fun, Food & Entertainment

The Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival Celebrates 25 Years Of Fun, Food & Entertainment

By Kathy L. Collins Get set to feast on savory seafood at the 25th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sunday, November 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This gastronomic festival will be held at the wonderful E.G. Simmons Waterfront Park located at 2401 19th Ave. NW in(…)

Brandon Eagle Riders Host One Night Of Safe Halloween Fun

Brandon Eagle Riders Host One Night Of Safe Halloween Fun

Press Release The Brandon Eagle Riders #3566 is hosting their second annual one night only event of safe Halloween fun. The event will take place Friday, October 18 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the AMVETS Post 26 located at 221 S. Dover Rd. in Valrico, just south of Highway 60. The event will cost(…)

Bloomingdale Chorus Department’s First Annual Golf Tournament

Bloomingdale Chorus Department’s First Annual Golf Tournament

Press Release On Saturday October 26 at 1 p.m., a golf tournament will be held at Bloomingdale Golf Club, located at 4113 Great Golfers Pl., in Valrico. Player fee is $65 and includes green fees cart, catered lunch and excellent swag bag. The proceeds will go to benefit Bloomingdale High School’s chorus department. Sponsorships are(…)

Thirteen Evils Take Over Howl-O-Scream 2013

Thirteen Evils Take Over Howl-O-Scream 2013

Press Release Tampa’s No. 1 Haunt Attraction Returns with All-New Houses and Scare Zones Once every century, on precisely the thirteenth year, evil comes out to play. This fall, for 14 select nights, Howl-O-Scream® 2013 returns to Busch Gardens® Tampa with tormenting surprises around every corner and unexpected terrors. Opening weekend for Howl-O-Scream 2013 is Friday and(…)