Get Into The Holiday Spirit With A Visit To The 3rd Annual Festival Of Trees

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With A Visit To The 3rd Annual Festival Of Trees

By Kathy L. Collins The Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library and Ruskin Elementary School will host the 3rd Annual Festival of Trees beginning on Saturday, November 23 and running through Saturday, December 14 at the library located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The center aisle of the library will have the beautifully […]

Local Dermatologist Provides Medical Insight And Entertainment To Readers

Local Dermatologist Provides Medical Insight And Entertainment To Readers

By Ali Renckens During the day, Dr. Robert Norman devotes himself to his dermatology patients in the Tampa area as he has for 20 years. However, outside the office, he expresses his creativity in several capacities: a photographer, harmonica-player and an author. Dr. Norman, who has written a variety of books, from fictional novels to […]

Where Hope And Caring Meet To Change Lives

Where Hope And Caring Meet To Change Lives

Dr. Reba Haley, therapist at The Hope Center for Living, Inc. and author of The Covenant Connection is excited to announce that she received the license to provide outpatient substance abuse and mental health services. “What a blessing,” said Haley. “We are serving Brandon, Valrico, and Riverview.” The Hope Center for Living, Inc. is a […]

Ruskin Woman’s Club Hosts Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

Ruskin Woman’s Club Hosts Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

By Ali Renckens Holiday shoppers searching for beautiful, unique Christmas gifts need look no further than the Ruskin Woman’s Club’s Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. On Saturday, November 16 from 8 a.m. -2 p.m., over 30 vendors, including the Origami Owl, Pampered Chef and Mary Kay, as well as local artisans and businesses, will gather at the […]

An All-Day Affair For Healthy Pets At Dog Gone Holistic’s Pet Fest

An All-Day Affair For Healthy Pets At Dog Gone Holistic’s Pet Fest

By Kayla Hayes Dog Gone Holistic is a heavily stocked, nutrition-focused pet shop for dogs and cats on FishHawk Crossing Blvd. in Lithia. The shop is owned by a husband and wife team – Chris and Kim Tom – and is “…dedicated to enhancing the longevity and quality of life for pets by providing the […]

Therapy Horse Helps Heal Hearts In Community

Therapy Horse Helps Heal Hearts In Community

By Rachel Ann Johnson Among the throngs of supporters at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in Sun City Center on Saturday, October 26, was an unexpected participant. A miniature stallion named Scooby Boo walked the route dressed in colorful heart-shaped paper cut-outs bearing the names of those affected by the condition. Charity […]

Open Your Door To Organic Foods

Open Your Door To Organic Foods

By Michelle Caceres When Temple Terrace resident, Judy Gordon, opens her door on Saturday morning, she finds a variety of farm-fresh, locally-sourced organic produce and all-natural artisan products on her porch. It’s not magic but a service, A Simpler Place in Time, which works with local organic farmers to bring fresh produce from their fields […]

Women’s Care Brandon Makes A Difference

Women’s Care Brandon Makes A Difference

By Michelle Caceres The staff at Women’s Care Florida-Women’s Care Brandon will be on hand at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (sponsored by The American Cancer Society) on October 19, showing their support in the fight against breast cancer. “Our goal is to give back to the community and support causes that are […]

Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Readies For Opening

Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Readies For Opening

By Sharon Still The finishing touches are being made on the new Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union on Gibsonton Drive with plans for it to open by December, according to a local credit union representative. The 4,767-sq.-ft. building will serve as Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union’s Riverview Member Service Center, replacing the existing location at […]

“Slow Down and Move Over” Law Gets Attention After HCSO Deputies Seriously Injured

“Slow Down and Move Over” Law Gets Attention After HCSO Deputies Seriously Injured

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies have stepped up their efforts reminding residents and motorists of an important but if ignored, potentially fatal traffic law, which is often unheeded, forgotten or simply claimed unknown by many. Florida’s “Slow Down and Move Over” law states that as “motorists approach and pass all emergency vehicles […]