School Bus Catches on Fire During Dry Run

  At around 4:39 p.m, on Monday, August 22, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue received a call to respond to a school bus fire at the intersection of FishHawk Boulevard and Bell Shoals Road in Riverview. According to a school spokesman the driver of the Hillsborough County school bus #4115 was conducting a “dry run” day(…)

24-Hour Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market To Open In Valrico August 31

With construction complete on the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store, located at 901 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., the countdown has begun for its debut on Wednesday, August 31, culminating in an evening grand opening celebration, which includes a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 p.m. According to Store Manager Aaron Powell, the next couple of weeks will(…)

Walk for Chiari, Walk to Change Lives

  Imagine having a headache so excruciating it requires surgery. Chiari is a neurological disorder where the brain descends out of the skull and puts pressure on the spine. It affects people of all ages, races, causes many symptoms including severe headaches, neck pain, and weaknesses in the arms, legs, balance and respiratory problems. Plant(…)

A-Rated Charter School In Riverview On Schedule To Open This Fall

“I can’t be happier with the progress on our new Riverview facility,” said Valrico Lake Advantage Academy (VLAA) Principal Bonnie Guertin, as she commented on the construction of the school’s  new, 41,000-sq.-ft. charter school facility now reaching completion in Riverview. The two-story, state-of-the-art charter school is being built by Center Construction Co. and will be(…)

New ARTrageous Offers Fun And Art Instruction In River Hills

When you walk in to Get ARTrageous, the new art studio in Valrico, you are greeted by bold, vibrant colors. You instantly recognize a passion for art. Shelly Valdez, the owner of Get ARTrageous, located at 4381 Lynx Paw Trl., said, “I wanted to offer something different. I want to teach fine arts skills to(…)

New Coffee House Opens Doors With Beloved Menu And New European Flair

Quality coffee and an assortment of salads, wraps, Paninis and breakfast menu options return to FishHawk after DaSilva’s closing.  Enhanced with a European style ambiance through its décor and with its direction, Coffee House opened recently building off of the proven roasted DaSilva’s coffee and menu. “We kept the DaSilva’s menu because the people love(…)

Newland Commences FishHawk Crossing And FishHawk Blvd. Traffic Signal Project

“Better late than never” could be the phrase of the day for the FishHawk area, which has been patiently waiting for a traffic signal to be installed at the intersection of FishHawk Crossing and FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia. Newland Communities promised  to complete the project last fall, but it was postponed due to a necessary(…)

Fundraising Events Held For Bloomingdale Attack Victim

Three years ago, an 18-year-old East Bay High School student was dropping books off at the Bloomingdale Regional Library. This is the night that changed her life forever. That night, Kendrick Morris, who was 16 years old at the time, attacked her in the parking lot, leaving her blind, unable to speak and in a(…)

FishHawk Detailer Chosen for Elite Air Force One Detailing Team

Dan Jansen of Magic Touch Auto Salon joins a handpicked team of thirty detailers who will travel to Seattle the week of July 25 – August 1 to restore two historic paragons in U.S. aviation history. The first presidential jet plane (Air Force One) known as SAM (Special Air Missions) 970 was a flying Oval(…)

Motorists Urged To Continue To Detour Around Windhorst And Parsons In Brandon

Motorists should continue to avoid the intersection of Windhorst Road and Parsons Avenue in Brandon while repairs are made to a section of pavement which collapsed Tuesday. One northbound lane of Parsons and the westbound turn lanes on Windhorst are closed. Additional detours and lane closures are possible as Public Works crews begin the repairs.(…)