Riverview

Non-profit Seeks to Increase Charitable Giving Through New Organization

Non-profit Seeks to Increase Charitable Giving Through New Organization

By Nicole Schoen Riverview resident, Jason Scolaro, has created a non-profit organization called TrackYourEffect.org that seeks to revolutionize charitable giving by providing transparency in the donation process. Co-created with Todd Lincoln, the University of South Florida graduates have created a process that ensures every dollar donated goes to items needed by the charity and informs(…)

Local Fitness Trainer Brings Home Trophy

Local Fitness Trainer Brings Home Trophy

By Patricia Tracy Local RobZFitness trainer and body builder, Taylor Green, is known for his kind but firm approach for getting his clients to achieve their fitness goals. As a personal trainer at RobZFitness for seven-and-a-half years, Green is also a soon-to-be dad and has recently achieved one more life goal: to become an award-winning(…)

Valencia Lakes Presents 3rd Annual Free Arts And Crafts Festival

Valencia Lakes Presents 3rd Annual Free Arts And Crafts Festival

By Kathy L. Collins Valencia Lakes, an active adult community located at 16003 Valencia Club Dr. (North of Wal-Mart) in Wimauma, is hosting its 3rd Annual Free Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year, the festival will take place both inside the beautiful clubhouse and outside.(…)

Rocker’s Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow For Guitarist Cory Simmons

Rocker’s Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow For Guitarist Cory Simmons

By Michelle Caceres Cory Simmons’ long healthy tresses make him hard to miss in a crowd. Not for much longer. A hairstylist will cut his hair on October 12 at the River’s Edge Bar, located on the Alafia River east of Hwy. 41 at 6226 Ohio Ave. in Gibsonton. From 2–6 p.m., Simmons will be(…)

South Coast Greenway Trail Gaining Momentum

South Coast Greenway Trail Gaining Momentum

By Sharon Still The Hillsborough County Commission recently allocated $400,000 for the design of Phase One of the South Coast Greenway Trail, a trail that when completed is expected to run for ten linear miles west of Interstate 75, connecting Little Manatee River Preserve and Gibsonton. The Greenway Trail Project started in the mid-1980s in(…)

Brown’s Trophies A Brandon Icon

Brown’s Trophies A Brandon Icon

By Sharon Still The keys to longevity in business are competitive pricing, great customer service and giving back to the community, according to Brown’s Trophies’ Brandon store manager, Teresa Brown Dibble. Since 1958, Brown’s Trophies Inc., a family-owned and operated business now in its third generation, has proven itself as an industry leader specializing in(…)

Commission Gives Green Light To Apollo Beach YMCA

Commission Gives Green Light To Apollo Beach YMCA

By Tamas Mondovics South county residents will soon see construction of a new YMCA thanks to the Hillsborough Board of County Commission’s recent unanimous approval of a lease agreement with the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA for the construction of the family facility on county-owned land next to Vance Vogel Park, near Big Bend Road and(…)

Local Military Chef To Compete On Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen

Local Military Chef To Compete On Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen

By Kathy L. Collins On Sunday, September 22, you can see Riverview resident, Rene Marquis, compete in a new Food Network Show, Cutthroat Kitchen. The show airs at 10 p.m. Marquis is a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army and a classically-trained chef. Marquis attended the prestigious CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in Hyde Park,(…)

Three Candidates Raise Funds For Charity In Honorary Mayor’s Race

Three Candidates Raise Funds For Charity In Honorary Mayor’s Race

By Suzy Wiesenhart The 2014 Honorary Mayor’s Race in Riverview is off to a rollicking start.  The candidates who threw their hats in the race are: Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC, whose charity is YMCA Camp Cristina; Cliff Kennedy, Alley Cat Pest Control, whose charities are Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview Foundation and Honor(…)

What’s For Dinner?

What’s For Dinner?

Della’s After Dark 608 Oakfield Dr. Brandon Della’s After Dark has recently reopened due to popular demand. Its new chef Debbie Frangipane, trained at the Culinary Institute of America. She honed her skills while living in Venice, Italy. After perfecting her craft at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel and Armani’s in Tampa, Frangipane brings her passion(…)