Riverview

Wimauma Schools Improve From Last Year, Earn “A” Scores

Wimauma Schools Improve From Last Year, Earn “A” Scores

  By Bill Coats A pair of charter schools tailored to the needs of low-income farm-working families received school grades of “A” even though nearly all the students took the Florida’s standardized tests in their second language, English. RCMA Wimauma Academy, an elementary school, vaulted to the “A” from a “D” grade last year. Its […]

New Pool, Military Spouse Support Group In Rivercrest & Board Member Certification For All HOAs

New Pool, Military Spouse Support Group In Rivercrest & Board Member Certification For All HOAs

  By  Nicole Heubusch Changes and Renovations Being Made at Rivercrest The board of Rivercrest is busier than ever this summer planning the building of a second pool. A contractor has been chosen, and the project will be an adult swimming pool with hot tubs and fire pits. The CCD supervisors have been working hard […]

Commissioner Sandy Murman To Host South County Job Fair

Commissioner Sandy Murman To Host South County Job Fair

  Staff Report Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, in association with CareerSource Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Community College, will be hosting a South County Job Fair on Friday, October 3, from 8:30 a.m.-12 Noon at the HCC SouthShore Campus located at 551 24th St., N.E. in Ruskin. Employers are encouraged to participate. Visit www.sandymurman.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/South-County-Job-Fair-Exhibitor-Forms_Oct-3-2014.pdf  to […]

District To Open First LEED-Certified Elementary School In Ruskin

District To Open First LEED-Certified Elementary School In Ruskin

  By Tamas Mondovics Sharing a property, home to both Lennard High School and Hillsborough Community College’s SouthShore campus, Hillsborough County Public Schools will open the district’s first brand new elementary school in years. Named J. Vince Thompson Elementary School by the community, the school is located at 2020 E. Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin […]

Riverview Artist Joins Cast Of Skin Wars

Riverview Artist Joins Cast Of Skin Wars

  By Libby Hopkins Pablo Picasso once said, “One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite different.” Nicole Hays of Riverview never thought that when she traveled from Arkansas to Panama City for spring break years ago that she would end up staying in […]

Newland Communities Provides Over 7,000 Meals To Feeding America Tampa Bay

Newland Communities Provides Over 7,000 Meals To Feeding America Tampa Bay

  Staff Report Thousands of residents and concertgoers from the Tampa Bay area contributed roughly 3 tons of nonperishable food to Feeding America Tampa Bay during Newland Communities’ Concerts for a Cause series. AMERICAN NEWLAND COMMUNITIES, their joint venture partner NORTH AMERICAN SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH) is pleased to announce more than 7,000 meals will […]

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Staff Report   Judy’s Dance Academy will celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a variety of fun activities. JDA dancers have been rehearsing choreography in preparation to share with the community. Launched in 2010, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that encourages Americans to embrace dance as a […]

Crawford Gallery Features Exhibit From Three Local Photographers

Crawford Gallery Features Exhibit From Three Local Photographers

  By Kathy L. Collins The Crawford Gallery at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin is hosting a fantastic photography exhibit during July and August. The three artists include Gayle Fischer of Sun City Center, Shayna Coonin and J. Skoht of Apollo Beach. Fischer’s subjects are animals, specifically the “Big Five” which she photographed while […]

Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated, World’s Largest Swimming Lesson & More

Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated, World’s Largest Swimming Lesson & More

  By Tamas Mondovics County Celebrates “Go Skateboarding Day” Hillsborough County’s Brandon Skate Park hosted a 2014 Go Skateboarding Day celebration last month. Giving testimony to the sport’s continued impact on both young and old, each year since 2004 skateboarders around the globe come together on June 21 and celebrate what is considered one of […]

Riverview Martial Arts Student Wins Three Gold Medals, Ruskin Teen Wins Golf Tourney

Riverview Martial Arts Student Wins Three Gold Medals, Ruskin Teen Wins Golf Tourney

  By Tamas Mondovics Riverview Martial Arts Student Wins Three Gold Medals at Florida Sunshine Games When 12-year-old Cedric Lowery of Riverview first decided to learn Taekwondo, a Korean martial art which has been an Olympic event since 2000, his goal was simple; learn self-defense and build discipline. Three years later, the Barrington Middle School […]