Events

Buy Tickets Early For Annual Rotary Crawfish Festival At Winthrop Town Center

Buy Tickets Early For Annual Rotary Crawfish Festival At Winthrop Town Center

  By Libby Hopkins Crawfish is not just a New Orleans tradition, it’s also a Riverview tradition. The FishHawk Riverview Rotary Club will be hosting its Fourth Annual Crawfish Festival on Saturday, May 31 at the Winthrop Town Centre. This event is a local favorite that brings out the Cajun spirit in everyone who attends.(…)

Upcoming Brandon Elks Golf Tournament To Support Local Charities

Upcoming Brandon Elks Golf Tournament To Support Local Charities

  By Michelle Colesanti The Brandon Elks Lodge #2383 recently won the Non-Profit Volunteer Organization award from the Brandon Roundtable. “With so many wonderful non-profit organizations in our community, we feel honored to win this award,” said 2013 Brandon Elks President, Mary Lou Dixon, who accepted the award and the $500 check. The money will(…)

Race To Become Princess Raises Funds For Sylvia Thomas Center

Race To Become Princess Raises Funds For Sylvia Thomas Center

  By Kathy L. Collins Melinda White, a long-time resident of the Greater Brandon area, was recently crowned Princess of Brandon for her efforts in raising over $6,000 for the Sylvia Thomas Center, a local non-profit that provides adoptive and foster children and families tools and support needed to bond and thrive. This organization has(…)

Channing Park To Debut Safe House Program, Plans Family Friendly Summer Events

Channing Park To Debut Safe House Program, Plans Family Friendly Summer Events

  By Nicole Heubusch Contest To Name The Grand Oak Channing Park has a beautiful tree between Wembley Landing and Coventry Grove.  It is a Laurel Oak tree with a circumference of 10.5 ft making it about a 138 year old Grand Oak. Channing Park is asking kids in the community to draw a picture(…)

24-Hour Project Raises Awareness Of Homelessness In Community

24-Hour Project Raises Awareness Of Homelessness In Community

  By Libby Hopkins Most 16-year-olds are more concerned with their crush or getting their school work done than issues like homelessness, but Zachary Bonner of Valrico isn’t a typical 16-year-old. His concerns about homeless youths started when he was six-years-old back in 2005 when Hurricane Charley hit Southwest Florida. “I started collecting food, water(…)

Newland Summer Concerts For A Cause Move To New Central Park & Waterset Sites

Newland Summer Concerts For A Cause Move To New Central Park & Waterset Sites

  By Kathy L. Collins Newland Communities is once again offering a free concert series this summer called Concerts for a Cause. The concerts will be held at the Newland Communities of Waterset in Apollo Beach and in the newest section of FishHawk Ranch in Lithia near Barrington Middle School and Stowers Elementary. All concerts(…)

Mark Dillon To Speak At Upcoming Brandon Prayer Breakfast

  By Ryan Hughes The Christian-based networking group, Christian Business Connections (CBC), will host the Brandon Prayer Breakfast on Monday, May 19, from 8-10 a.m. The event will be held at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in the Special Events Center, which is located at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd., in Brandon. This is a great opportunity(…)

Adventures Archery Hosts Florida Archery Series With Big Bowfishing Event

Adventures Archery Hosts Florida Archery Series With Big Bowfishing Event

Staff Report A unique archery tournament series is being offered called the Florida Archery Slam sponsored in part by Ferman Chevrolet. The series benefits local charities and follows the seasonal interests of  target archers and bowhunting enthusiasts with five unique events. The first event is the Bone Fish Grill Spring Freshwater Challenge, which is an(…)

MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

MOSI and PNC Bank to give away 10,000 free piggy banks to raise money to send 400 kids to Summer Science Camp

Youth philanthropy effort culminates on May 3 with the Children’s Gala, featuring Sid the Science Kid, dinner served dessert first, and explosive science experiments. Tampa, Fla., March 31, 2014 – The Museum of Science & Industry is giving away 10,000 free piggy banks, generously provided by PNC Bank, as part of its Give Change to(…)

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club Holds Men’s Fashion Show

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club Holds Men’s Fashion Show

  By Nicole Heubusch On March 14, the Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club held its very first annual Men’s Fashion Show to raise money for its scholarship program. It had clothes provided to them by Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and Destination XL. “We had 12 of our most handsome male residents strutting down the lighted(…)