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Lighthouse Gospel Mission Aims To Provide Two Million Pounds Of Food To Needy

Lighthouse Gospel Mission Aims To Provide Two Million Pounds Of Food To Needy

  By Andria Barrios Nearly 62 years ago, a small outreach began in Tampa. Today, Lighthouse Gospel Mission, a church in Riverview, plans to provide two million pounds of food to those in need across the community this holiday season. Two upcoming events include both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners hosted by Lighthouse. On Friday, November […]

Goodrich Quality Theaters Announce Plans For New 14 Screen Multiplex In Riverview

Goodrich Quality Theaters Announce Plans For New 14 Screen Multiplex In Riverview

Staff Report   Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc., headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, and currently operates 239 theaters in the mid-West, recently announced plans to break ground in early 2015 for a new 80,000 sq. ft. 14-screen state-of-the-art multiplex in Riverview. Construction should take around nine months with a planned opening late in 2015. The theater […]

America’s Got Talent Auditions To Be Held Locally

America’s Got Talent Auditions To Be Held Locally

  By Nicole Heubusch Calling all singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists! NBC’s top-rated summer series is making its way to Tampa to hold auditions for season 10 of America’s Got Talent (AGT). The nation’s only talent search is open to all ages and all kinds of performers, individuals and group acts. […]

New Restaurant, Wow! That’s Fresh, To Open First Location In Brandon

New Restaurant, Wow! That’s Fresh, To Open First Location In Brandon

  By Nicole Heubusch The creators of the restaurant chain People Dedicated to Quality (PDQ), which just opened in the Brandon and Riverview areas, have come up with a new concept; Wow! That’s Fresh (WTF). Nick Reader and Bob Basham, along with WTF President Bill Kadow, came up with this restaurant after the success of […]

University Of Florida, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences Celebrates 100 Years

University Of Florida, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences Celebrates 100 Years

  By Tamas Mondovics Representatives of the University of Florida, Hillsborough County government officials and representatives of Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension gathered to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Florida Extension earlier this month. According to County Agriculture Industry Development Manager and County Extension Director Stephen Gran, the free event held […]

Tactical Titan Obstacle 5K Coming To Hillsborough County Fairgrounds

Tactical Titan Obstacle 5K Coming To Hillsborough County Fairgrounds

  By Nicole Heubusch On Saturday, October 18, the Tactical Titan Obstacle 5K will take place at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds and is open to individuals and teams looking for a challenge. This event has 30 obstacles, incorporated in with a 5K run, and the obstacles will challenge participants with everything from wind, height, sliding […]

Building Homes For Heroes Gives New Hope To Two Area Veterans And Their Families

Building Homes For Heroes Gives New Hope To Two Area Veterans And Their Families

  By Sandra Meyer During the month of September, two local heroes and their families received mortgage free homes in Rivervew from Building Homes for Heroes in honor of the sacrifices they have made. Andrew Pujol, president and founder of Building Homes for Heroes, showed his satisfaction with the turnout at both events when he […]

Crosstown Expressway Area Showing Signs Of Growth, Creating Thousands Of New Jobs

Crosstown Expressway Area Showing Signs Of Growth, Creating Thousands Of New Jobs

  By Sharon Still New jobs and new apartment homes to accommodate workers are coming soon to the Causeway Blvd. and Falkenburg Rd. quadrant of Hillsborough County just off U.S. Hwy 301. USAA will soon open a new headquarters, Progressive is again hiring, Bainbridge companies is getting ready to build new apartment homes and these […]

Family Seeks Continued Community Support Following Toddler’s Illness

Family Seeks Continued Community Support Following Toddler’s Illness

  By Tamas Mondovics Friends along with members of the community have quickly responded to the call to show their support, prayers and financial assistance for one local family facing a difficult challenge or what most would call, “a parent’s worst nightmare.” Kenny and Amy Guenst of Valrico are fighting a battle to save their […]

TECO Residential Customers Celebrate Solar Pilot Project Success,  $4.1 M  In Rebates Claimed

TECO Residential Customers Celebrate Solar Pilot Project Success,  $4.1 M  In Rebates Claimed

By Marie Gilmore   For five years, Tampa Electric has been in a pilot program supported by the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) to offer rebates to homeowners who install solar panels systems on residential houses within the Tampa Electric customer base. More than $4.1 million in solar rebates were claimed by residents and more […]