Events

First Bird Walk Of Season Scheduled At Medard Park

First Bird Walk Of Season Scheduled At Medard Park

By Tamas Mondovics Considered by many as one of the county’s best bird habitats, Edward Medard Park will be the site of the season’s first bird walk hosted by none other than Rich Crete, owner of Rich’s Backyard Birds in Lithia. Crete is geared up once again to lead a group of fellow birders and(…)

Eighth Annual Project Cure Walk Inspires Hope

Eighth Annual Project Cure Walk Inspires Hope

By Michelle Colesanti In 2006, inspired by a need to do something to help stop the number of young lives being taken by cancer and the even greater number being affected, a small group of women decided to organize their own fundraiser to support breast cancer awareness. With Breast Cancer Awareness Month upon us, St.(…)

Valrico Flugtag Team Wins First Place In Red Bull Competition

Valrico Flugtag Team Wins First Place In Red Bull Competition

By Libby Hopkins A ten-ft. tall Willy Wonka, hard-bodied lifeguards, zombies and a flying half-eaten brain. Sound like a bad dream? Not to Valrico resident, Kevin Humphrey. He and his identical twin brother, Keith, and their friends Kevin Riley, Chris Elmore and Dave West are part of a Flugtag team and these are some of(…)

The Artwork Of The Talented Art Instructors At The SouthShore Regional Library Are On Display

The Artwork Of The Talented Art Instructors At The SouthShore Regional Library Are On Display

By Kathy L. Collins The Southshore Regional Library in Ruskin is hosting their Annual Art Instructors’ Art Show now through the end of October. This stunning exhibit features the artwork of 14 of the 17 art instructors that teach in the John Crawford Studio at the library. This is the sixth year of the show.(…)

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(…)