Boyette Road Phase III Construction Shifts Focus On Second Bridge Construction

By Tamas Mondovics As construction of the Boyette Rd. final phase III widening project keeps inching closer to its targeted spring 2014 completion date, residents were treated to a new traffic pattern last month which has once again switched motorists back onto the brand new westbound bridge. It took no time for the demolition of(…)

Valencia Lakes Women’s Club Celebrates Success With Giving

By Sandy Meyer The Valencia Lakes Women’s Club, chartered in 2009 with 40 members, has made helping others its mission.  Since that time, they have grown to 112 members but its original mission has remained the same. Patty Hibsher, President of the Valencia Lakes Women’s Club, says the group was formed because, “We were hoping(…)

Bubbaques, First Choice, Jaymer- Q & Hungry Harry’s Happy To Celebrate National Barbecue Month

By Libby Hopkins May is National Barbecue Month and our community has some awesome barbecue restaurants that offer a variety of barbecue fare. As I was doing my research for this story, I found out that barbecue in itself is a sacred process. It’s just not the coming together of fire, smoke and meat; it’s(…)

Hundreds Saddle Up To Beat Multiple Sclerosis In Annual Local Bike Event

By Tamas Mondovics Close to 1,000 bikers took part in the National MS Society Mid-Florida chapter’s largest annual fundraiser, Bike MS: The Citrus Tour 2013 last month to support the effort to beat Multiple Sclerosis (MS). According to event organizers, this year’s 175-mile weekend ride was once again a great success as area residents did(…)

HCSO Incinerates Firearms To Complete This Year’s Operation Gun Swap

By Tamas Mondovics The question of assigning deputies to each elementary school have once again took center stage following last month’s arrest of a Riverview man for exhibiting a firearm within a 1,000 feet of school property. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s detective, Larry McKinnon, an HCSO deputy was working extra-duty at Terrell Sessums Elementary(…)

Pepin Academies New Riverview Campus To Open For Upcoming Season

By Tamas Mondovics By spreading its wings to meet the special needs of its students throughout the Tampa Bay region, Pepin Academies, a public charter school, is poised to open an additional campus this fall ready for the 2013-2014 school year. Along with its Hillsborough Ave. location, the new Riverview campus, located at 10522 Lake(…)

Newest Technology & Latest Techniques Keeps Vein Center At Forefront

Staff Report Cardiovascular & Vein Center is at the forefront of technology; treatments and experience. “Our cardiovascular practice has expanded into one of the largest vein centers in Florida, said Dr. E. J. Sanchez. With a certified, non-invasive vascular lab incorporating the latest in technology, Cardiovascular & Vein Center has an added edge in the(…)

Greater Riverview Chamber Luncheon Is Swarming With Sharks

By Suzy Wiesenhart The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon for April was held at the Regent and sponsored by the Riverview High School Athletic Booster Club, represented by president, Crissy Boyd.  The colors were presented by the JROTC, led by Master Sergeant Clifton; the Sharks’ cheerleaders were there; and the lunch was prepared(…)

NFL Player Launches PROtential Afterschool & Summer Program In Rivercrest

By Marie Gilmore Former wide-receiver with the Minnesota Vikings, Tony Bland, came up with the idea for PROtential Sports while hosting a series of summer camps with several NFL stars 10 years ago. The success of the camps motivated Tony to start his own. Partnering with his wife, Nyree Bland, a professional tennis stand-out, Tony(…)

Spoto High Proud Home Of Teacher Of The Year

Spoto High Proud Home Of Teacher Of The Year

By Tamas Mondovics King High School graduate and now Spoto High School English Department Chair, writing coach, and Student Government sponsor, Cassandra Mattison, enjoyed the limelight last month during a banquet hosted by the Hillsborough Education Foundation in her honor as the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year for Hillsborough County. Mattison’s recognition did not end(…)