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Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at Noon

Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at Noon

    LITHIA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Water is conducting a test of its emergency siren system at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir on Sat., April 12 at 12:00 p.m. To ensure that the sirens are effective in the unlikely event of an emergency, the sirens will sound at 12:00 p.m. and continue for about 5 minutes.This is only a(…)

Mounted Law Enforcement Team Provides Additional Safety To Community

Mounted Law Enforcement Team Provides Additional Safety To Community

  By Tamas Mondovics Getting acquainted with some of the local law enforcement special units that patrol the communities is never a bad idea. Riverview, Progress Village and Palm River area residents had a chance to do just that last month as they had a chance to get up close and personal with the Hillsborough(…)

Paralyzed Riverview Grad Seeks Support To Win Big Accessible Vehicle Prize

Paralyzed Riverview Grad Seeks Support To Win Big Accessible Vehicle Prize

  By Libby Hopkins Antonio Dowels of Riverview is a recent graduate of the University of Florida. He volunteers at his church, Holy Outreach for Christ and he feeds the homeless and is a mentor to many people in the community. Dowels doesn’t let anything stand in his way of helping others or achieving his(…)

Trio Of Restaurants Set To Move Into FishHawk Area Locations

Trio Of Restaurants Set To Move Into FishHawk Area Locations

  By Brian Shaffer The FishHawk area has become well known for its rare combination of valuable real estate, natural beauty, modern amenities and small town charm. It’s a lifestyle that many area residents have grown to love and along with a growing number of residents, comes a growing number of appetites. That potential has(…)

First Color “Your Egg” Run To Help Relieve Childhood Hunger

First Color “Your Egg” Run To Help Relieve Childhood Hunger

  By Michelle Colesanti Why color eggs when you can be the egg? Bring the family and enjoy a lot of fun while helping to raise money for charity. A 5K and Fun Run/Walk Family Fun EGGstravangza will take place on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at Newsome High School, located at 16550(…)

Bloomingdale Residents Await Court Hearing Decision

Bloomingdale Residents Await Court Hearing Decision

By Tamas Mondovics  Bloomingdale area residents  hoping to halt the development of the now infamous, Bloomingdale Big Box and residential complex project within their neighborhood are anxiously awaiting an answer following a court hearing last month. The topic is the Bloomingdale MUD ( Mixed Use Development), which was approved by the County and proposed by(…)

Three New Wawa Stores Slated For Brandon Area By End Of Year

Three New Wawa Stores Slated For Brandon Area By End Of Year

  By Tamas Mondovics Brandon area residents who have not yet had the chance to take part in what many have come to call, “the Wawa experience” will now have no reason for missing out. The food market has just celebrated a grand opening of its newest Tampa store and is now well on its(…)

Saladino’s Celebrate 34 Years Of Tourney Success

Saladino’s Celebrate 34 Years Of Tourney Success

  By Tamas Mondovics The 34th annual Hillsborough County Schools Tony Saladino High School Baseball Tournament, held over spring break earlier this month, crowned the Plant High School Panthers as this year’s champion. With a 12-game winning streak, the Panthers claimed the program’s first Saladino title since 2004 with a 4-0 win against Jefferson who(…)

Suspect Sought in Bloomingdale PNC Bank Robbery

Suspect Sought in Bloomingdale PNC Bank Robbery

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man that robbed the PNC Bank on Bloomingdale Ave. on Wednesday, March 18, claiming to have a bomb. According to detectives the suspect is a male, 26 – 35 years of age, 5’1″ – 6’1″, brown hair with bleached(…)

Candlelight Vigil One Year After Seffner Sinkhole Brings Community Together

Candlelight Vigil One Year After Seffner Sinkhole Brings Community Together

By Tamas Mondovics Family and friends gathered for a vigil at the site of the sinkhole that swallowed and killed 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush, one year ago last month in Seffner. The incident at 240 Faithway Dr. drew national attention as the massive sinkhole, measuring close to 30 ft. across at the top and as much(…)