FishHawk College Student Gets Cozy With Crocs

By Michelle Caceres FishHawk resident and college sophomore Jessica Roberts could spend her Saturdays at the mall or getting her nails done, but that’s just not her style. Instead, you can find Roberts at Croc Encounters in Tampa where she assists in caring for its crocodilians and its educational programs. “I want to major in(…)

New Drinking Water Filter Process Adds Bubbles, Better Taste, Less Smell

New Drinking Water Filter Process Adds Bubbles, Better Taste, Less Smell

By Tamas Mondovics Thanks to a new water treatment method, residents in south-central Hillsborough are receiving higher quality water, but due to the new process, the tap water sometimes will have a white cloudy appearance. County Public Utilities officials say the water is safe to drink as the improvement process continues to be refined. “In(…)

Outdoor Impressions Is “Go-To” Landscape Contractor For TV Show

Outdoor Impressions Is “Go-To” Landscape Contractor For TV Show

By Sandy Meyer Imagine a Saturday morning trip to the home improvement store leading to a professionally- manicured landscape in your own yard. That’s the object of the DIY Network show, Yard Crashers, and they’ve come to the Tampa area several times over the years, using  Riverview’s own Outdoor Impressions as its local contractor. Jason(…)

11th Annual FANG Back-To-School Festival Stays Cool Inside At Campo Y

This year’s 11th Annual FishHawk Area Networking Group (FANG) Back-to- School Festival will continue to benefit local needy children with back-to-school supplies. The event will stay indoors this year at the Campo Y gymnasium on Sunday, August 4, from 1-4 p.m. “We had such a successful event last year and the indoor, air-conditioned space and(…)

The Village Players’ Presentation Of Our Town To Feature An Opening Night Dinner And A Show

By Kathy L. Collins The Village Players will present 75th Anniversary revised edition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town beginning on Friday, August 9 at the historic James McCabe Theatre in Valrico. As has become a tradition of the Village Players, Opening Night will be a Dinner and a Show. This is no ordinary Dinner and(…)

Friends Of The Seffner-Mango Branch Library Provide Support Programs For The Library That Enrich Community

By Kathy L. Collins Public libraries are a great place to gather, read and learn about new subjects. Libraries are also a great place to see fantastic works of art. The Seffner-Mango Branch Library, located at 410 N. Kingsway Rd. in Seffner, is no exception. The library has a wonderful collection of photographs taken by(…)

Center Place Celebrates The Artwork And Creativity of Children With Art Show

By Kathy L. Collins Center Place held Little Monsters Create Children’s Art Show and celebrated with an Artists’ Reception on Thursday, July 11. The multimedia show featured drawings, paintings, photographs, ceramics and jewelry created by children ages 4 to 13. Over 40 children participated. The artwork is available for viewing through the end of July.(…)

Tampa Chosen to Host YMCA Gymnastics National Championships

By Tamas Mondovics Members of the Brandon North Family YMCA gymnastics team will have a chance to measure up their skills during a major event scheduled to be held close to home next summer. YMCA announced earlier this month that after placing a bid, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA along with the Sarasota Family YMCA(…)

Brandon Youth Baseball Player Selected to So Cal National Travel Baseball Team

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon area residents shouldkeep their eyes on one of their own local athletes as he represents his community during national tournaments coast to coast this summer. Fifteen-year-old, Brandon High School Eagles, Jerry Biller III, has been selected to join the nationally- recognized Southern California National Travel Baseball Team (So Cal NTT) for(…)

Teen Beach Party Making Waves At Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

By Faith Miller,  Jr. Reporter My day starts with the surprise of it all. A day-trip to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon to experience the new Teen Beach Party, the surf, sand, wave pool, slides and even a snorkel experience with the stingrays and sharks. The excitement is overwhelming as my family and I enter this Splashtastic(…)