Tampa Bay Water Accepting Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Applications

Tampa Bay Water Accepting Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Applications

By Brandon Moore Tampa Bay Water is currently accepting applications for $20,000 in mini-grants to fund future projects and educational events hosted by local community groups, non-profits, schools and universities that strive to protect and promote the safety of the Tampa Bay region’s drinking water sources. The deadline to apply for a grant is Thursday, […]

Study Reveals Valrico & Riverview Are Two Of The Best Places For Job Seekers

Study Reveals Valrico & Riverview Are Two Of The Best Places For Job Seekers

By Libby Hopkins We live in a vibrant community that has a lot to offer its residents. We have a beautiful mall, amazingly good restaurants and top notch schools for our children to attend.  Our little community is one of the best places to live and work in the state and if you don’t believe […]

Valrico Flugtag Team Wins First Place In Red Bull Competition

Valrico Flugtag Team Wins First Place In Red Bull Competition

By Libby Hopkins A ten-ft. tall Willy Wonka, hard-bodied lifeguards, zombies and a flying half-eaten brain. Sound like a bad dream? Not to Valrico resident, Kevin Humphrey. He and his identical twin brother, Keith, and their friends Kevin Riley, Chris Elmore and Dave West are part of a Flugtag team and these are some of […]

ECHO Of Brandon To Benefit From Mosaic Initiative With The Tampa Bay Lightning

ECHO Of Brandon To Benefit From Mosaic Initiative With The Tampa Bay Lightning

By Kathy L. Collins During the 2013-2014 hockey season, the Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO) of Brandon, along with Feeding America Tampa Bay and other food banks, will benefit from Goals For Food, an initiative between The Mosaic Company and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Each time the Lightning score a goal during a home game, […]

Performing Arts Company & The Pelican Players Work Together To Bring High Quality Theatre To SouthShore

Performing Arts Company & The Pelican Players Work Together To Bring High Quality Theatre To SouthShore

By Kathy L. Collins Residents of the SouthShore who love live theatre came together on Thursday, September 26 to attend the “Catch the Excitement” party which was co-hosted by the Performing Arts Company and the Pelican Players. The evening was an opportunity for everyone to become acquainted with these two theatre companies who have decided […]

The Artwork Of The Talented Art Instructors At The SouthShore Regional Library Are On Display

The Artwork Of The Talented Art Instructors At The SouthShore Regional Library Are On Display

By Kathy L. Collins The Southshore Regional Library in Ruskin is hosting their Annual Art Instructors’ Art Show now through the end of October. This stunning exhibit features the artwork of 14 of the 17 art instructors that teach in the John Crawford Studio at the library. This is the sixth year of the show. […]

Novelist Connie May Fowler Will Be Next Artist In Residence At Firehouse Cultural Center

Novelist Connie May Fowler Will Be Next Artist In Residence At Firehouse Cultural Center

By Kathy L. Collins The next Artist in Residence at the Firehouse Cultural Center, located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin will be award-winning novelist, memoirist and screenwriter, Connie May Fowler. The theme for visit will be “Finding One’s Voice and Writing It Down!” Fowler will be in Ruskin from Tuesday, November 5 through […]

East Bay Bucs Teams Continue Athletic Success

East Bay Bucs Teams Continue Athletic Success

By Tamas Mondovics Starting the 26th season with five football teams and a full roster of spirited and eager cheerleaders, the East Bay Buccaneers Youth Football and Cheerleading organization kicked off its fall program befitting the organization. The Bucs Mighty Mites continue to stand out by leading the way for three of the five undefeated […]

PROtential Sports–Teaching Life Through Sports

PROtential Sports–Teaching Life Through Sports

By Suzy Wiesenhart Tony Bland, president and founder of PROtential Sports, was born and raised in St. Petersburg, attended Florida A&M University and ultimately played on the Minnesota Vikings football team for four years. Bland’s vision in starting PROtential Sports allowed him to pursue his second passion: helping children learn life skills through sports.  Respect. […]

Hot Rocks, Cool Gems and Fabulous Jewelry At The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Hot Rocks, Cool Gems and Fabulous Jewelry At The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

By Kathy L. Collins If you are interested in rocks, minerals, silversmithing and jewelry making, then you will not want to miss the 54th Annual Gem/Mineral/Jewelry Show and Sale sponsored by the Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 20 from 10 […]