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Riverview Resident Represents Local Nonprofit At U.N. Conference In Geneva

Riverview Resident Represents Local Nonprofit At U.N. Conference In Geneva

Closing out 2011 with a career high, Riverview resident and Director of Programs for nonprofit Community Tampa Bay (CTB) Jessica Estevez visited Geneva, Switzerland to attend an international conference on combating racism. Invited to the United Nations as a panelist, Estevez traveled in late October to discuss with world representatives how to successfully end discrimination […]

Ruskin Child Shot by New Years Celebratory Gun Fire

Ruskin Child Shot by New Years Celebratory Gun Fire

Update Thanks to a tremendous outpouring of support from the community, there are several events happening in the next few weeks to assist the Duran family in their time of need. On Saturday, January 21, from 5-8 p.m. there will be a Fundraiser Dinner held at South Shore Falls Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is located at […]

Holiday Decor Vandals Don’t Dampen Resident Spirits

Holiday Decor Vandals Don’t Dampen Resident Spirits

Despite a rash of more than 100 homes hit by holiday decor vandalism and destruction, local residents are not taking the crimes lightly or sitting on their heels for the next attack. Starting in mid-December, what is believed to be a pair of youths, driving a late model white SUV believed to be a white […]

Riverview Woman Seriously Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash

Riverview Woman Seriously Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash

Traffic backed up FishHawk Boulevard after a single-vehicle traffic crash that occurred on Wednesday, December 28, at 2:05 p.m., approximately 2 miles east of Boyette Road.   The driver has been identified as Crystal Holmes, 33, of Riverview. Holmes was traveling east bound on FishHawk Blvd. when the front tire of her 1994 Honda Accord […]

Fire at Bloomingdale High Media Center Causes Smoke and Water Damage

Fire at Bloomingdale High Media Center Causes Smoke and Water Damage

A small fire at Bloomingdale High School caused some smoke and water damage on Christmas morning. While many were opening presents on Christmas morning, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews were responding to a fire at Bloomingdale High School, located at 1700 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. According to school officials, a small fire that may […]

Giving Back To The Community Is A Way Of Life For Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Owners

Giving Back To The Community Is A Way Of Life For Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Owners

Jeff Shotwell, JJ Massaro, Lora McCarthy, Cormac McCarthy, Barry Jacobs and Paul Lindstrom attended a ceremony in December where Lora and Cormac McCarthy were honored with an award from the Hillsborough County High School Football Foundation for their generous support of high school football. Cormac and Lora McCarthy, owners of the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s FishHawk […]

Turkey Trot Winner Leads Students By Example With New Running Habit

Turkey Trot Winner Leads Students By Example With New Running Habit

Thompson teaches physical education at FishHawk Creek Elementary and runs competitively as a hobby. Andrew Thompson, a physical education teacher at FishHawk Creek Elementary, teaches students everyday about the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Last year, Thompson was convinced to sign up for the FishHawk Road Race by some fellow teachers and he has […]

Parents Learn Cyber Safety At Workshop

Parents Learn Cyber Safety At Workshop

Randall Middle School’s Resource Deputy LaRay Grooms warns parents of the dangers of the online community at a cyber safety presentation. With the majority of middle school students using the Internet both in and out of school, it is essential that students and their parents receive information and training on how to be safe online. […]

Sheriff Hosts Teen Driver Challenge

Sheriff Hosts Teen Driver Challenge

Alexa Vaughan, 18, gets some instruction from HCSO deputy Clint Leapley before she tests her breaking maneuvering skills during the recently held Teen Driving Challenge, a  two-day defensive driving and vehicle control program designed for teenage drivers held at the Walter C. Heinrich Practical Training Site in Lithia. Teens willing to put their driving skills […]

Bevis Fifth Grade Student Published In TIME for Kids Magazine

Bevis Fifth Grade Student Published In TIME for Kids Magazine

Audrey Hill, who is in the fifth grade at Bevis Elementary in FishHawk was selected to be a reporter for TIME for Kids magazine. By: Julienne Justis-Smith Audrey Hill is a fifth grade student at Colleen Bevis Elementary; a fifth grade student who is one of only 12 kids in the country chosen to write […]