New Elementary School In Ruskin Will Open For 2014-15 School Year

New Elementary School In Ruskin Will Open For 2014-15 School Year

By Sharon Still Growth in the Ruskin area has prompted the Hillsborough County School Board to select the Ruskin area for a new elementary school slated to open for the 2014-15 school year. On the fortieth day of school in 2012, Ruskin Elementary counted 987 students, operating at 95 percent of state capacity and 110(…)

Mosaic Company Donates $120K to Local Food Banks During Hunger-Relief Forum

Mosaic Company Donates $120K to Local Food Banks During Hunger-Relief Forum

By Tamas Mondovics Proving its continued commitment of community support, Mosaic Company donated $10,000 each to twelve local food-banks totaling $120,000 during a special hunger-relief forum held last month at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Florida Center building. “Mosaic hosted the forum to spearhead a regional conversation about hunger relief efforts and the need to create(…)

YMCA Moves Forward with Proposed Plans for New Apollo Beach Facility

YMCA Moves Forward with Proposed Plans for New Apollo Beach Facility

By Tamas Mondovics YMCA supporters who hope to see a new facility to be built adjacent to the Vance Vogel Sports Park Complex in Riverview had a chance to share their thoughts last month during a public meeting held inside the East Bay High School auditorium. While the meeting seemed to sport strong favor of(…)

Anytime Fitness Team Continues Growth With Opening Of Third Location

By Michelle Colesanti Local Anytime Fitness owners are pleased to be celebrating the opening of the third local location for the fitness franchise. The newest location, on Boyette Rd. recently hosted a Riverview Chamber ribbon cutting and special proclamation by Honorary Mayor Elijah Heath. He was on hand to declare a special Anytime Fitness Day.(…)

Melissa Brethauer Returns Home To Perform In Concert At Nativity Catholic Church

Melissa Brethauer is a hometown girl who is making it big as a singer/songwriter. Brethauer, who is originally from Riverview (graduated from Riverview High School), will return to the area on Saturday, August 10 for a concert at the Nativity Catholic Church Youth Center located at 705 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. The concert will(…)

Outdoor Mural Honors Diversity And Traditions

By Kathy L. Collins The largest outdoor original artwork in the state of Florida is not only located right in our own backyard, but it was also designed and produced under the direction of a local artist, Michael Parker of Ruskin. The mural project was supported by community volunteers and art students from Hillsborough Community(…)

Susan Sahab is Winthrop Collaborative Arts’ First Art Intern

By Kathy L. Collins Winthrop Town Centre in Riverview is unique for its setting and the variety of merchants. But as you walk around, there is something else that sets it apart- the artwork that graces the area. Much of this artwork is there thanks to Winthrop Town Artist, Bryant Martinez. Martinez has always believed(…)

The SouthShore Regional Library Introduces Two New Art Instructors

By Kathy L. Collins The Crawford Studio at the SouthShore Regional Library offers a great selection of free art classes for both children (pre-k and up) and adults. The studio has 18 instructors, two of whom will be new this fall. Both are well respected and talented local artists. Nicole Lamothe creates original artwork and(…)

Riverview Veteran, 43, Trains To Fulfill Olympic Dream

By Tamas Mondovics For Riverview resident, Karlton Meadows, physical fitness and being in the best shape possible is not just a part of life, it is his life. It was a personal outlook that led him to his commitment last year to set his eyes on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(…)

Lennard Longhorns Welcome East Bay, Spoto & Riverview To Spring Football Jamboree

By Tamas Mondovics Scores: East Bay 20, Spoto 0; Lennard 16, Riverview 7. As a continuation of the regular season, teams across Florida came together last month to measure up their strength during the 2013 spring football jamboree. Local teams were divided up into groups of four, or in some cases two, to participate in(…)