South County

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(…)

July Riverview/Apollo Beach 2014 Business Column

July Riverview/Apollo Beach 2014 Business Column

  Christ Community Church VBS Christ Community Church will be offering Vacation Bible School beginning Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. The fun begins on Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. with dinner included. On Saturday, studies will resume from 3–5:30 p.m. with dinner and a movie to follow. The weekend concludes on Sunday morning(…)

Around The World Animals Offers Exotic Pet Services

Around The World Animals Offers Exotic Pet Services

  By Marisa Webber Lemurs, skunks and prairie dogs may sound like wild animals, but to Robert Costa they are pets. At his store, Around the World Animals, these creatures and many more can be found. Even though it was recently opened, it already has great potential. What makes Around the World Animals so unique(…)

South Bay Hospital To Open Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

South Bay Hospital To Open Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

  By Natalia Diaz South Bay Hospital, a 112-bed, acute care hospital serving Sun City Center, Ruskin, Wimauma, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton and the surrounding areas, is expanding its cardiac services and building a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The state-of-the-art Cath Lab will assist physicians in diagnosing and treating heart conditions by using catheters instead of(…)

Rodeo Rider Brings Expertise To Specialty Feed Store In Riverview

Rodeo Rider Brings Expertise To Specialty Feed Store In Riverview

  By Debra Massaro On June 6, 2006, rodeo rider, judge and producer Corey Costa turned his love for animals into a profession when he opened Remington Feed and Pet in Riverview. The store’s original location was a rented strip mall unit at 9419 Hwy. 301. In September of 2012, Costa purchased approximately two acres(…)

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

  Staff Report With summer heat at its peak, the Christmas spirit is alive at Calvary Lutheran Church, and the community is invited to join in the holiday festivities. 12 Days of Christmas in July, begins Monday, July 21 and runs through Friday, August 1.  For over 18 years, Calvary has held a Christmas dinner(…)

South Shore Felines Making Positive Impact On Community, Cats

South Shore Felines Making Positive Impact On Community, Cats

  Staff Report South Shore Felines is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization making a positive difference in the lives of cats in the SouthShore area. The local organization’s mission is to humanely reduce the population of community cats via education and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). South Shore Felines also runs an active cat food program called “Feed the(…)

Over 200 Gather To Respect, Remember At My Warrior’s Place

Over 200 Gather To Respect, Remember At My Warrior’s Place

  By Paula MacDonald As the soft breeze glides from the river onto shore, the gentle, melodic sound can be heard of tiny bits of aluminum brushing softly against one another as they dangle from the rafters, creating a poignant wind chime. It’s just what Kelly Kowall imagined the Respect and Remember Tribute at My(…)