Free TOPSoccer Program Helps Kids With Disabilities Develop Self Esteem, Fitness

Free TOPSoccer Program Helps Kids With Disabilities Develop Self Esteem, Fitness

  By Nicole Heubusch The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer) is a community based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. Any boy or girl age five and up in the area that has a mental or physical disability are welcome to join TOPSoccer, which is designed to give children the opportunity(…)

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival To Feature Over 40 Vendors, Fundraise For Non-Profits

Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival To Feature Over 40 Vendors, Fundraise For Non-Profits

  By Kathy L. Collins The annual Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival will be held on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts located at 1010 N. MacInnes Pl. in downtown Tampa. Proceeds from the event benefit the Brandon Foundation and the local(…)

Strawberry Crest Graduate Wins $20,000 Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Scholarship

Strawberry Crest Graduate Wins $20,000 Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Scholarship

  By Robyn St. James The roar of a motorcycle engine is a unique sound, but many that love it don’t get to hear it up close. Cameron Goins of Plant City went right to his dream job after high school – being a Supercross racing motorcycle technician. Goins, along with more than 50 other(…)

Valrico Brothers Finalists In PBS Writing Contest

Valrico Brothers Finalists In PBS Writing Contest

  By Alexandra Booth The 2014 WEDU PBS Kids Writing Contest recently announced the winning stories at each local station and brothers Daniel and Victor Loerincs, students at Buckhorn Elementary School, both received runner-up positions in their categories. The WEDU PBS Kids Writing Contest is held by local PBS stations as part of the national(…)

Wawa Celebrates Opening Of Valrico Store

Wawa Celebrates Opening Of Valrico Store

Wawa representatives joined by local officials and members of the community gathered this month for the grand opening of its new long-awaited Valrico store. Wawa’s fanfare-filled opening celebration included a much-anticipated charitable hoagie building competition between representatives from the United Service Organization (USO) Tampa Bay, a check presentation to the USO, and free coffee for(…)

Bloomingdale Big Box Development Gets Green Light As Mediation Reaches Agreement

Bloomingdale Big Box Development Gets Green Light As Mediation Reaches Agreement

By Tamas Mondovics Bloomingdale Big Box Update To give the community an opportunity to discuss the recent outcome involvingthe Big Box development, Cando has planned to host a community meeting onWednesday, July 30 at the Bloomingdale Regional Library at 7 p.m. in Room 8.Cando stated, “We would like an opportunity to clarify how we arrived(…)

Crawford Gallery Features Exhibit From Three Local Photographers

Crawford Gallery Features Exhibit From Three Local Photographers

  By Kathy L. Collins The Crawford Gallery at the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin is hosting a fantastic photography exhibit during July and August. The three artists include Gayle Fischer of Sun City Center, Shayna Coonin and J. Skoht of Apollo Beach. Fischer’s subjects are animals, specifically the “Big Five” which she photographed while(…)

Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated, World’s Largest Swimming Lesson & More

Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated, World’s Largest Swimming Lesson & More

  By Tamas Mondovics County Celebrates “Go Skateboarding Day” Hillsborough County’s Brandon Skate Park hosted a 2014 Go Skateboarding Day celebration last month. Giving testimony to the sport’s continued impact on both young and old, each year since 2004 skateboarders around the globe come together on June 21 and celebrate what is considered one of(…)

Riverview Martial Arts Student Wins Three Gold Medals, Ruskin Teen Wins Golf Tourney

Riverview Martial Arts Student Wins Three Gold Medals, Ruskin Teen Wins Golf Tourney

  By Tamas Mondovics Riverview Martial Arts Student Wins Three Gold Medals at Florida Sunshine Games When 12-year-old Cedric Lowery of Riverview first decided to learn Taekwondo, a Korean martial art which has been an Olympic event since 2000, his goal was simple; learn self-defense and build discipline. Three years later, the Barrington Middle School(…)

July Riverview/Apollo Beach 2014 Business Column

July Riverview/Apollo Beach 2014 Business Column

  Christ Community Church VBS Christ Community Church will be offering Vacation Bible School beginning Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. The fun begins on Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. with dinner included. On Saturday, studies will resume from 3–5:30 p.m. with dinner and a movie to follow. The weekend concludes on Sunday morning(…)