South County

New Season, Events Begins For The Apollo Beach Woman’s Club

New Season, Events Begins For The Apollo Beach Woman’s Club

By Eileen Sengstock The Apollo Beach Woman’s Club (ABWC) will welcome new and returning members to the September 11 luncheon meeting being held at Little Harbor, located at 611 Destiny Dr., in Ruskin. The meeting will be presided over by President Sharon Vasquez beginning at 11:30 a.m. with socializing, followed by lunch and program with(…)

South Coast Greenway Trail Gaining Momentum

South Coast Greenway Trail Gaining Momentum

By Sharon Still The Hillsborough County Commission recently allocated $400,000 for the design of Phase One of the South Coast Greenway Trail, a trail that when completed is expected to run for ten linear miles west of Interstate 75, connecting Little Manatee River Preserve and Gibsonton. The Greenway Trail Project started in the mid-1980s in(…)

What’s For Dinner?

What’s For Dinner?

Della’s After Dark 608 Oakfield Dr. Brandon Della’s After Dark has recently reopened due to popular demand. Its new chef Debbie Frangipane, trained at the Culinary Institute of America. She honed her skills while living in Venice, Italy. After perfecting her craft at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel and Armani’s in Tampa, Frangipane brings her passion(…)

SouthShore Regional Library Hosts First Ever Smart phone Photo Exhibition

SouthShore Regional Library Hosts First Ever Smart phone Photo Exhibition

By Kathy L. Collins Almost everyone has a smart phone with camera capability built in to the device. As such, anyone can take photographs anywhere these days. A lot of photographs that might not otherwise be taken due to the lack of a camera, are now being captured. It is for this reason that the(…)

See The Artwork Of The SouthShore Regional Library’s Instructors This September At The Annual Instructors’ Show

See The Artwork Of The SouthShore Regional Library’s Instructors This September At The Annual Instructors’ Show

By Kathy L. Collins The SouthShore Regional Library located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin has a great number of programs that the library offers to the community free of charge. One of the more popular categories of programming are the art classes and workshops. “We are lucky to have some very talented instructors.(…)

Mission: Not Impossible For Honduras Mission Trip

Mission: Not Impossible For Honduras Mission Trip

By Suzy Wiesenhart Jill Andrew, Senior Solutions Expert at Superior Residences of Brandon, located at 1819 Providence Ridge Blvd., went on a mission trip through the Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale that she has participated in since 2006.  She and 15 volunteers from the Presbytery of Tampa Bay Mission Partnership traveled to the capital of Honduras,(…)

Home Schooled Student Self Publishes 17 Books

Home Schooled Student Self Publishes 17 Books

By Eyesenia Reyes Riverview resident, Naya Shelton is a 15-year-old Christian home-school student whose passion has always been to write. Her interest began when she was nine-years-old. Once the young teen sets her mind on an idea that she is passionate about, she never gives up. Shelton continued to pursue her dream. “Just don’t give(…)

Waterset Club and Information Center Receive Prestigious Award for Design Excellence

Waterset Club and Information Center Receive Prestigious Award for Design Excellence

By Pam Parisi Waterset was recently recognized by a leading regional planning awards competition for space planning and interior merchandising within its community club and Information Center, The Landing Club & Café. This award was presented at the Southeast Building Conference’s 2013 Aurora Awards, a prestigious competition run by the Florida Home Builders Association for(…)

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(…)