East Bay Wraps Up Strong Regular-Season In “Rebuilding” Year

By Ryan Butler Even after losing its four-time number-one player, the East Bay varsity tennis team has maintained a high level of competition. Featuring a squad made up entirely of sophomores and juniors, the Indians have played well in 2013 and boosted hopes for even better results in 2014. “We’re having a good season. We(…)

Vivi Lewis: Brick Streets & Open Waterways to a Homegrown Real Estate Story

By JenMedia Campbell If you live on the water in Riverview, or another town in Southeast Hillsborough County, chances are you’ve met Vivi Lewis, a local waterfront real estate specialist. Making friends on the waterways and reaching record success since 1989, Vivi is dubbed a waterfront expert and lives on the water herself. She is(…)

Extend-A-Hand Association Offers Weekly BINGO Games At VFW In Ruskin

By Kathy L. Collins If you live in the SouthShore and love BINGO, then check out the weekly BINGO games sponsored by Extend-A-Hand Association held every Tuesday evening at the Ruskin Memorial VFW Post 6287 located at 5120 U.S. Hwy 41 N in Ruskin. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the BINGO fun begins at(…)

Brandon & SouthShore Walks For Life Coming In May

By Kayla Hayes In 2012, LifeCare of Brandon conducted 457 positive pregnancy tests. Of those 457 tests, 228 were abortion-minded or vulnerable. LifeCare’s mission is to “…lead those we serve to the unconditional love of Christ as we protect and preserve the sanctity of human life.”  This year, the Brandon center is on a mission(…)

Paws Fur A Cause Fundraiser To Benefit Wildlife Sanctuary

By Samantha R. Evensen Girl Scouts in Junior Troop 1950, a group of fourth and fifth grade girls, have taken the initiative to focus on some of the issues that face their local community. They’ve put together a fundraiser dubbed Paws Fur a Cause, in order to raise awareness for more responsible pet ownership. “I(…)

Fire Rescue Sends Strong Message As Multiple Brush Fires Destroy Homes & Damage Property

By Tamas Mondovics The message to residents in FishHawk, Ruskin and surrounding areas is strong, clear and straight forward: be alert. Fire conditions are ripe; there is little doubt following a week’s worth of alarms from one end of the county to the other, involving multiple brush fires, one of them resulting in a fatality(…)

Local Cousin Donates Lifesaving Kidney

By Samantha R. Evensen Angi Bourquin, a manager at Bloomingdale Medical in Riverview, has been with the practice since 1997, taking on many roles during that time. However, the greatest role she’s played thus far was on March 11, when she donated her kidney to her cousin, Tonya Berns, in Cleveland, Ohio. Twelve years ago,(…)

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Mobilizes Thousands Of Volunteers For 2013 Great American Cleanup

By Tamas Mondovics “For more than twenty years, volunteers have improved the Tampa Bay area during Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup,” said KTBB Community Education Liaison, Patricia A. DePlasco, as she talked about the upcoming clean up event, adding, “This year is no different.” Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is currently recruiting volunteers, Site Captains,(…)

New Management At Winthrop Barn Theater Has Exciting Events Planned For Community

By Libby Hopkins Have you ever driven by The Winthrop Barn Theater in Riverview and wondered what it is and what purpose does it serve to the community? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Many people in the community often wondered what goes on in the barn. Well, you won’t have to wonder for much(…)

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(…)