Summer District Convention Bring Thousands To USF Sun Dome For Services

Summer District Convention Bring Thousands To USF Sun Dome For Services

By Tamas Mondovics For thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses living in the Riverview, Apollo Beach, Brandon and surrounding area communities, the long commute to attend their annual three-day District Convention was one less thing to worry about this summer, thanks to a warm welcome by the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome. “It’s been 30 years(…)

New Elementary School In Ruskin Will Open For 2014-15 School Year

New Elementary School In Ruskin Will Open For 2014-15 School Year

By Sharon Still Growth in the Ruskin area has prompted the Hillsborough County School Board to select the Ruskin area for a new elementary school slated to open for the 2014-15 school year. On the fortieth day of school in 2012, Ruskin Elementary counted 987 students, operating at 95 percent of state capacity and 110(…)

Mosaic Company Donates $120K to Local Food Banks During Hunger-Relief Forum

Mosaic Company Donates $120K to Local Food Banks During Hunger-Relief Forum

By Tamas Mondovics Proving its continued commitment of community support, Mosaic Company donated $10,000 each to twelve local food-banks totaling $120,000 during a special hunger-relief forum held last month at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Florida Center building. “Mosaic hosted the forum to spearhead a regional conversation about hunger relief efforts and the need to create(…)

YMCA Moves Forward with Proposed Plans for New Apollo Beach Facility

YMCA Moves Forward with Proposed Plans for New Apollo Beach Facility

By Tamas Mondovics YMCA supporters who hope to see a new facility to be built adjacent to the Vance Vogel Sports Park Complex in Riverview had a chance to share their thoughts last month during a public meeting held inside the East Bay High School auditorium. While the meeting seemed to sport strong favor of(…)

Attorneys Fight Tooth & Nail For Clients

By Michelle Caceres When Valrico resident Jerri Dean was in an automobile accident and found herself in need of an attorney, one firm stood out above the rest. She had spoken with other law firms about her case but after a brief conversation with the staff at Carman & Bevington, P.A. she knew that she(…)

Local Food Trucks And Vendors Featured At Riverview High School Open House

By Nicole Schoen Open house is a time for new and returning students to get their schedules, meet teachers and explore the campus. And, on Thursday, August 15, Riverview High School’s open house will include this and more as community vendors and food trucks set up shop on the high school’s property. From 4 p.m.(…)

The Importance of Making Good Decisions Encouraged at Community Event

By Michelle Colesanti “You’re not born a winner; You’re not born a loser; You’re born a chooser”. These are important words shared by Sports World Inc., whose professional athletes share personal life experiences with students. Bring your friends and family to Park Square in downtown FishHawk on Sunday, August 18 from 5-8 p.m. for an(…)

Charlie’s Intarsia Is A Beautiful Example Of Craftsmanship And Art

By Kathy L. Collins Charlie Hufstetler of Lithia creates beautiful and stunning works of art from wood. Hufstetler’s craft is known as “intarsia,” a woodworking technique that uses various sizes, shapes and kinds of wood that are fitted together to create a mosaic-like picture. Each piece of wood is carefully chosen and shaped and then(…)

The Florida Museum Of Photographic Arts Wants You To Participate In One Day Tampa Bay 2013

By Kathy L. Collins The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) has issued a call to photographers (professional and amateur) to photograph our community on Saturday, September 21, 2013 during the One Day Tampa Bay 2013. This is an annual event that FMoPA wants to use to create a dynamic and reflective documentation of our(…)

Tampa Prep Art Students Exhibit Their Work In Ybor City

By Kathy L. Collins Talented art students from Tampa Preparatory School in Tampa recently had the opportunity to have their beautiful and intriguing artwork shown in an exhibition at The Bricks of Ybor located at 1327 E. 7th Ave. in Ybor City. The Bricks of Ybor is owned by Brandon resident, Brian Schaefer. The exhibit,(…)