New Boyette Road 7-Eleven Convenience Slated To Open in July

By Tamas Mondovics Words like Big Gulp and Slurpee may take residents down memory lane, but many Riverview area residents and motorists whose daily travel routine includes Boyette Rd. will soon have a chance to enjoy such products a bit closer to their home As the Boyette roadwork continues with much attention on the bridge(…)

Be A Part Of The Community Roundtable’s Annual 4th Of July Parade

By Kathy L. Collins The Annual Brandon 4th of July Parade presented by the Community Roundtable will be held on Thursday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Honoring America’s Monuments and Memorials.” The parade route will begin at Lumsden and Parsons. The route will continue north on Parsons, stop at the(…)

BRH’s Medical Staff Awards Scholarships To Area High School Students

By Kathy L. Collins On May 28, the Medical Staff at Brandon Regional Hospital awarded 17 $1,000 scholarships to students graduating from area high schools. The scholarships were presented by Dr. Dragos Zanchi, Chief of the Medical Staff and Dr. Insoon Park. The high school scholarship recipients are selected from high schools located in Eastern(…)

East Bay Graduate Pursues Volunteer Opportunity Overseas

By Kayla Hayes East Bay graduate and USF Bull, Sijia Chen, loves to volunteer. Somehow between maintaining her leadership roles in high school as Class President (three years), Battalion Commander of JROTC and Captain of the tennis team, Chen would volunteer at her local library, at food drives, at Relay for Life, and other local(…)

‘The Voice’ Season 4 Contestant Has Local Ties To Joy FM Radio

By Kelly Legg Luke Edgemon from “The Voice” is one of the top contestants in Season 4 of the NBC reality singing competition series. Originally hailing from Lakeland, Edgemon is the grandson of Jim Campbell, CEO of Christian Radio Station Joy FM 94.1. The 24-year-old singer was originally on Shakira’s team, however, he ended up(…)

Solid Waste Contracts Give Residents Ability To Choose New Vendors

By Tamas Mondovics After months of preparation and public notices of upcoming changes, the time has come for commercial solid waste customers throughout Hillsborough County to enter into new collection services contracts with any of the three county-authorized companies. According to County Public Utilities officials, beginning June 1, commercial solid waste customers may enter into(…)

Riverview’s Masonic DeSoto Lodge Holds Community Fundraiser For A Local Non-Profit

By Kathy L. Collins Riverview’s Masonic Lodge, DeSoto Lodge #105, Free and Accepted Masons (DeSoto Lodge #105) is committed to supporting both local non-profits. Recently, DeSoto Lodge #105 helped a small, local non-profit known as Emma’s Little Helpers with a fundraiser. Emma’s Little Helper’s provides assistance to families in the Tampa Bay area that have(…)

Apollo Beach Channel Dredging Set To Begin Late Summer

By Tamas Mondovics SouthShore area residents supporting Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group’s (ABWIG) channel dredging project got a long-anticipated and much-welcomed update during a recent town-hall-style, open house meeting. The program, held at the at the Century 21 Beggins Real Estate office on Hwy 41, next to the Publix Shopping Center, commenced with a room(…)

Valencia Lakes Dedicates Veterans Memorial ‘Circle of Honor’ Park

By Nick Fazio Valencia Lakes, a 55+ active adult lifestyle retirement community, dedicated a Veterans Memorial Park ‘Circle of Honor’ on Memorial Day. The community is home to many military veterans. Nick Fazio, president, and Peter Adams, treasurer, co-founded the Valencia Lakes Military Veterans Club, Inc. (VLMVC).  Enrollment is open to all residents, not just(…)

Women Who Care Make Big Impact With Small Time Commitment

By Sandy Meyer Many women want to make an impact in their community, but time constraints with work and family life often make it impossible for them to participate in charitable causes.  South Shore’s Amber Watt and Ann Rand have found a way around that dilemma and made it possible for any woman to be(…)