Local Program Lends A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out To The Community

By Libby Hopkins YES! of America United, Inc. is on a mission. This program wants to positively change what is means to have a disability by offering programs and opportunities that will enrich, educate and empower people with disabilities and their families. “Our purpose, mission and values all follow the simple rule of giving a […]

Primrose School Of Bloomingdale To Hold 2nd Annual Spring Fling

By Kathy L. Collins Spring time in Florida is the best time of the year for an outside, family friendly event. Primrose School of Bloomingdale is taking advantage of the glorious weather and will hold its 2nd Annual Spring Fling on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m.-noon. The Spring Fling will take place at Primrose […]

Great Food And Wine Await To Tantalize Your Pallet At The 6th Annual Vine To Wine

By Kathy L. Collins The Trey Curry Foundation is proud to present the 6th Annual Vine to Wine on Friday, May 10 at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview from 7-10 p.m. Funds raised at the event directly benefit A Kid’s Place. Advance tickets are $60.00. After April 30, ticket price will […]

Come And Join The Fun At The 2nd Annual Ken-Ducky Derby

By Michelle Colesanti Dani Gray’s mom was the type of lady that lit up a room, leaving an imprint on everyone she met. As a way to honor her mom who passed away from cancer when Gray was 22, she formed a team to participate in the annual Walk for Moffitt. This year’s PNC Bank […]

Yelp Brings HUGE Networking Social To Wimauma Winthrop Barn Theatre

By Marie Gilmore Yelp members have the first opportunity to RSVP for an upcoming unique and limited access networking event at the newly re-branded Wimauma Winthrop Barn Theater in Riverview. The event, Yelptucky Derby, will be held on Friday, April 26, from 7-10 p.m. at the new events and catering center at 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. […]

Community Mobilizes in Opposition to Bloomingdale Project

Community Mobilizes in Opposition to Bloomingdale Project

With numbers reaching close to 200, Bloomingdale area residents showed up in force to attend a recent meeting in order to learn, voice their disapproval and to devise a strategy to fight a proposed mixed use development (MUD) project planned in the heart of their neighborhood on Bloomingdale Avenue near Lithia Pinecrest, adjacent to the […]

Extend-A-Hand Association Offers Weekly BINGO Games At VFW In Ruskin

By Kathy L. Collins If you live in the SouthShore and love BINGO, then check out the weekly BINGO games sponsored by Extend-A-Hand Association held every Tuesday evening at the Ruskin Memorial VFW Post 6287 located at 5120 U.S. Hwy 41 N in Ruskin. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the BINGO fun begins at […]

Paws Fur A Cause Fundraiser To Benefit Wildlife Sanctuary

By Samantha R. Evensen Girl Scouts in Junior Troop 1950, a group of fourth and fifth grade girls, have taken the initiative to focus on some of the issues that face their local community. They’ve put together a fundraiser dubbed Paws Fur a Cause, in order to raise awareness for more responsible pet ownership. “I […]

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Mobilizes Thousands Of Volunteers For 2013 Great American Cleanup

By Tamas Mondovics “For more than twenty years, volunteers have improved the Tampa Bay area during Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup,” said KTBB Community Education Liaison, Patricia A. DePlasco, as she talked about the upcoming clean up event, adding, “This year is no different.” Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is currently recruiting volunteers, Site Captains, […]

Hillsborough Fire Rescue Hosted Junior Firefighter Challenge At Winthrop Arts Festival

By Tamas Mondovics With displays, giveaways and fun activities and the hopes of sparking some interest at an early age in fire rescue, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews were out in force at the Winthrop Arts Festival last month, welcoming area children to the annual Junior Firefighter Challenge. HCFR set up its Junior Firefighter Challenge […]