Events

Pepin Academies Gala Success With $200,000 In Funds Raised

Pepin Academies Gala Success With $200,000 In Funds Raised

  By Brock Mikosky On Thursday, May 22, the Pepin Academies held its annual fundraising gala.  The event, which was held at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre in Tampa, welcomed its nearly 500 guests with a ten foot sculpture of a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey player.  This sculpture was a gift commissioned by businessman and philanthropist Tom […]

Visions Of Hope To Host Red Carpet Fashion Show Fundraiser

Visions Of Hope To Host Red Carpet Fashion Show Fundraiser

  By Alexandra Booth Big things are happening for Lorianne De Loreto. Her organization Visions of Hope International, which helps men and women who are domestic violence survivors, is making plans for a new fundraiser. Breaking Free: Silent No More is a fashion show that will take place on July 11 at Club Renaissance in […]

Chamber Seeks Classroom Donations For Teacher Breakfast

Chamber Seeks Classroom Donations For Teacher Breakfast

  By Susan Prestridge The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Teaching to Excellence Breakfast on Thursday, August 14, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Alison Farnan of Clik me Quik and Jennifer Caskey of CenterState Bank are this year’s chair and […]

Community Honors First Responders During 20th Annual Our Heroes Luncheon

Community Honors First Responders During 20th Annual Our Heroes Luncheon

  By Tamas Mondovics For the past two decades, Bay area communities have been coming to honor and thank the men and women of law enforcement and fire rescue in Hillsborough County at the annual Our Heroes Luncheon. This year 17 recipients were honored for their everyday acts of courage, valor, fearlessness and selflessness that […]

Three Competing In Riverview’s Honorary Mayor’s Race To Raise Money For Charity

Three Competing In Riverview’s Honorary Mayor’s Race To Raise Money For Charity

  By Sharon Still Three local residents threw their hats in the ring at the FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club’s Crawfish Festival, kicking off this year’s Honorary Mayor of Riverview race last month. Vying for the title are Christian Beiter of Preservation 1st Financial Group, Stacy Self of Stacy Self Creative Consulting and Christine Ans of Usbourne […]

The Village Players Present Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Nile

The Village Players Present Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Nile

  By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players present Agatha Christie’s Murder On the Nile at the historic James McCabe Theatre located at 506 5th St. in Valrico. The show will premiere with a dinner theatre on Friday, June 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include dinner courtesy of Willie’s Seafood […]

Sunset Grill At Little Harbor Hosts Weekly Drum Circle

Sunset Grill At Little Harbor Hosts Weekly Drum Circle

  By Sharon Still The steady rhythm of drum beats echoes through the air as the sun sets every Sunday night at Little Harbor. More than 200 people gather while a group of about 25 area residents bring drums of all shapes and sizes and keep the beat going. It all starts around 7 p.m., […]

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening

  By Kathy L. Collins The recently formed Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation held a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, May 16 of its office located at 2709 E. Hanna Ave. in Tampa. The celebration was held locally at The Regent in Riverview. Ronnie Rivera, Public Relations Officer with the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and […]

Valrico/FishHawk Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Guest Speakers

Valrico/FishHawk Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Guest Speakers

  By Michelle Caceres The Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Commerce hosted two community insight speakers at its monthly general assembly breakfast at River Hills Country Club recently. Todd E. Cross, PhD, son of recently deceased FishHawk Ranch visionary developer Glen Cross, shared narratives regarding the challenges his father faced and overcame during the development of FishHawk […]

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library Celebrates $2.1M  Expansion

Bloomingdale Regional Public Library Celebrates $2.1M  Expansion

  By Tamas Mondovics Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System representatives, along with members of the Friends of the Library and dozens of library patrons, gathered last month at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library to celebrate the recent completion of the facility’s expansion. “This is a special day for all of us,” said Joe Stines, Director […]