South County

Young Riverview Girls To Represent Riverview In Pageant

By Michelle Colesanti The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. National American Miss is not Toddlers and Tiara’s; it is a positive influence for our(…)

Customers Find Main Street USA Services At Century Buick GMC Worth The Drive

By Marie Gilmore When 33 year-old entrepreneur Ralph C. Ghioto Jr. moved to Tampa from Jacksonville in 1969 with his young family in tow, he was already a successful business man. But, taking on the Buick dealership across from the old stadium on Dale Mabry Hwy. and changing its name to Century Buick was one(…)

Hillsborough Fire Rescue Hosted Junior Firefighter Challenge At Winthrop Arts Festival

By Tamas Mondovics With displays, giveaways and fun activities and the hopes of sparking some interest at an early age in fire rescue, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews were out in force at the Winthrop Arts Festival last month, welcoming area children to the annual Junior Firefighter Challenge. HCFR set up its Junior Firefighter Challenge(…)

Country Shindig To Raise Money For Women’s Club College Scholarships

By Donna Fore As part of its mission to support the community and improve education for students, the Riverview Woman’s Club will host a Country Shindig fundraiser to raise money for college scholarships for high school seniors who are residents of Riverview. The Country Western-themed dinner, dance and games will take place on Friday, April(…)

New Charter School On Boyette Road Slated To Open For Next School Year

By Tamas Mondovics In its second year serving the community at its Riverview campus, Valrico Advantage Academy, is showing no sign of slowing down, now ready to expand with a new school across its current location on Boyette Rd. Considered by many as one of the fastest growing charter schools in the greater Brandon area,(…)

Riverglen Water Pipelines Valve Replacement Project To Begin Next Month

By Tamas Mondovics In an ongoing effort to make improvements to the water distribution system infrastructure in the Riverglen subdivision in Riverview, the Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department held a public meeting at the Riverview Civic Center located at 11020 Park Dr. to discuss a project earlier this month. According to Public Utilities Department Utility(…)

369 Yard Drive Wins RE/MAX Qualifying Event At Summerfield Crossings

By Marie Gilmore A local golfer may have earned his shot at a national championship with a 369-yard long drive at a recent qualifying event hosted by Summerfield Crossing Golf Club. Out of the 53 registered golfers for the first stage of the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, the premier event in power golf,(…)

National Scholarships & Educational Grants Are Available For Women Pursuing Higher Education

By Kathy L. Collins Women who are looking to pursue post-secondary (college or vocational training) educational goals can apply for educational grants and scholarships from the American Business Women’s Association’s (ABWA) Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund. The ABWA’s educational fund has four different scholarship programs to support women in their pursuit of knowledge. There are(…)

Mediterranean Menu Comes To Apollo Beach

By Sandy Meyer If you’re tired of the same old chain restaurants or takeout food, Pita Kebob has a fresh new option in Apollo Beach. Pita Kebob opened in  January and serves a Mediterranean menu with recipes from all cultures around the Mediterranean Sea including Greece, Egypt Lebanon, Morocco Syria and Italy. Owner Khalid Abouelhouda(…)

Dolly Parton Relative, Readers & Swimmers Among Centenarians Celebrating 100 Years Of Life

Dolly Parton Relative, Readers & Swimmers Among Centenarians Celebrating 100 Years Of Life

By Michelle Caceres The spacious meeting room at the Sun City Chamber of Commerce was festively decorated with balloons, plenty of cake and punch to go around and birthday celebrants donned party hats and tiaras to get in the spirit of the celebration; but this was no ordinary birthday party. In attendance were men and(…)