Newland Kicks Off Summer Outdoor Concert Series To Help Make A Difference

By Kathy L. Collins Newland Communities is offering a free concert series this summer called “Concerts for a Cause.” There will be a total of six concerts split between the communities of Waterset in Apollo Beach and FishHawk Ranch in Lithia. All concerts are free and open to the public. This concert series will not(…)

Iraq Memorial Groundbreaking, CENTCOM Guest Speaker & More At Memorial Day Celebration

Staff Report The Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc. will conduct their annual Memorial Day Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park & Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Museum at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. The park is located at 3602 US Highway 301, in Tampa just south of the Florida State Fairgrounds. Colors will(…)

25th Annual Business Expo Hosts ‘Taste Off’ Competition For Best Tastes In Town

The final countdown is on for the 25th Annual Business Expo and Taste of Brandon with food samples, giveaways, prizes and a great opportunity to celebrate local business. The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2013 Brandon Business Expo & “Taste of Brandon™” on Thursday, May 16 from 3:30-8 p.m. in the Special(…)

Three Local Artists Show Their Work At The SouthShore Regional Library

By Kathy L. Collins The current exhibit at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin is a fabulous collection of artwork by three highly-talented local artists- Arthur Dillard, Nicole Lamothe and Diane G. Simon. Dillard and Simon are watercolor artists and Lamothe specializes in drawing. According to Laurie Burhop, the Art Coordinator for the SouthShore Regional(…)

Riverview High School Presents “Once On This Island”

By Kathy L. Collins Riverview High School Theatre Department, under the direction of Daron Hawkins, will present its spring production of Once On This Island on Thursday, May 16, Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. All performances will take place in the Riverview High School’s Outdoor Ampitheatre (located at the end(…)

Hundreds Saddle Up To Beat Multiple Sclerosis In Annual Local Bike Event

By Tamas Mondovics Close to 1,000 bikers took part in the National MS Society Mid-Florida chapter’s largest annual fundraiser, Bike MS: The Citrus Tour 2013 last month to support the effort to beat Multiple Sclerosis (MS). According to event organizers, this year’s 175-mile weekend ride was once again a great success as area residents did(…)

Greater Riverview Chamber Luncheon Is Swarming With Sharks

By Suzy Wiesenhart The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon for April was held at the Regent and sponsored by the Riverview High School Athletic Booster Club, represented by president, Crissy Boyd.  The colors were presented by the JROTC, led by Master Sergeant Clifton; the Sharks’ cheerleaders were there; and the lunch was prepared(…)

Beef’s Customers Support Longtime Server “KJ” With Fiance’s Lymphoma Benefit

By Michelle Colesanti Valrico resident Roger Camille was diagnosed with Lymphoma just over a year ago, and has had no success in his treatments. Currently at Moffitt Cancer Center, he will have to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Camille’s fiancé Kim (KJ) Jaqua has worked for Beef O Brady’s for eight years. Because Camille will(…)

Funds From 5th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival Given To HCC Scholarship Endowment

By Kathy L. Collins When a community embraces art, in all its forms, the community flourishes in many ways. On Thursday, April 4, the result of the greater Brandon community’s support of the arts, specifically the 5th Annual Winthrop Arts Festival, was demonstrated. Festival organizer and Winthrop Town Centre Artist, Bryant Martinez, presented a check(…)

Center Place Presents Its Annual Adult Art Show

By Kathy L. Collins Each month, Center Place showcases the artwork of local artists and artisans. During the month of April, Center Place is hosting the Annual Adult Student Art Show. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 25 in the Mook Gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. Here you will be able to(…)