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Brandon Resident Is Honoree For Upcoming Jingle Bell Walk For Arthritis

Brandon Resident Is Honoree For Upcoming Jingle Bell Walk For Arthritis

By Libby Hopkins Arthritis is a painful disease that affects 50 million people each year. Kelley Kilpatrick of Brandon is one of these people. She was formally diagnosed with Rheumatory Arthritis (RA) when she was 16-years-old, but she has never let her disease hold her back. “I made the decision a long time ago that […]

FrontLine Fitness Empowers With MMA Against Bullying Workshop

FrontLine Fitness Empowers With MMA Against Bullying Workshop

By Brian Shaffer The act of bullying has garnered attention for years in communities and schools across the country and many leaders in these areas have worked hard to combat this troubling trend. Recently, bullying has burst into the national spotlight thanks to an ugly episode that has erupted in the National Football League as […]

Family Traditions Continue At Second Annual Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Family Traditions Continue At Second Annual Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Press Release Last year, Busch Gardens® Tampa launched the biggest Christmas celebration ever and this year, Christmas Town has even more jolly times in store. With more than a million twinkling lights, Christmas Town transforms the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights, […]

The SouthShore Regional Library Wants Artists For Its Six By Six Exhibition To Be Held in 2014

The SouthShore Regional Library Wants Artists For Its Six By Six Exhibition To Be Held in 2014

By Kathy L. Collins The Crawford Art Advisory Board at the SouthShore Regional Library has issued a Call To Artists for its first “Six By Six Exhibition: Small Art/Big Ideas.” The Crawford Gallery is located at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin. Any artist 18 years or older using any medium can enter this non-juried […]

Chautauqua 4-H Club Builds Raised Garden Beds For Riverview High School ESE Students

Chautauqua 4-H Club Builds Raised Garden Beds For Riverview High School ESE Students

By Tamas Mondovics Gardening may be a fun and relatively easy activity for most, unless you are in a wheelchair and even getting close to a garden bed presents a challenge. Thanks to a generous $500 JC Penny after-school grant, Riverview High School Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students that are bound to a wheelchair but […]

Ruskin Woman’s Club Hosts Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Ruskin Woman’s Club Hosts Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

By Ali Renckens Holiday shoppers searching for beautiful, unique Christmas gifts need look no further than the Ruskin Woman’s Club’s Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. On Saturday, November 16 from 8 a.m. -2 p.m., over 30 vendors, including the Origami Owl, Pampered Chef and Mary Kay, as well as local artisans and businesses, will gather at the […]

Therapy Horse Helps Heal Hearts In Community

Therapy Horse Helps Heal Hearts In Community

By Rachel Ann Johnson Among the throngs of supporters at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in Sun City Center on Saturday, October 26, was an unexpected participant. A miniature stallion named Scooby Boo walked the route dressed in colorful heart-shaped paper cut-outs bearing the names of those affected by the condition. Charity […]

Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Readies For Opening

Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Readies For Opening

By Sharon Still The finishing touches are being made on the new Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union on Gibsonton Drive with plans for it to open by December, according to a local credit union representative. The 4,767-sq.-ft. building will serve as Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union’s Riverview Member Service Center, replacing the existing location at […]

Help Preserve Ruskin Memorial Park By Contributing To Newly Established Endowment Fund

Help Preserve Ruskin Memorial Park By Contributing To Newly Established Endowment Fund

By Kathy L. Collins The Ruskin Cemetery, re-dedicated in 1964 as the Ruskin Memorial Park, is the final resting place for many of the area’s pioneers and founding families of Ruskin. It is for this reason and others that the GFWC Ruskin Woman’s Club has taken on the cemetery as one of its main projects. […]

Vets Seek Support For 1st Annual Wheels For Vets Golf Tourney At Cypress Creek

Vets Seek Support For 1st Annual Wheels For Vets Golf Tourney At Cypress Creek

By Tamas Mondovics Local veterans with some support by the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) have once again joined forces in order to help one of its own with Florida’s beautiful beaches in mind. “We are hosting a charity golf tournament to raise funds to purchase a custom-built motorized beach wheelchair for a deserving paralyzed […]