Five Local Gang Members Arrested After RICO Investigation

Five Local Gang Members Arrested After RICO Investigation

  By Tamas Mondovics A recent investigation initiated by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), which became known as Operation SURender, resulted in the arrest of five Sur 13 gang members adding new charges to two previously arrested members. According to HCSO spokesperson Cristal Bemudez, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) investigation was launched(…)

Tampa Music Society To Present Benefit Concert For The Children’s Cancer Center

Tampa Music Society To Present Benefit Concert For The Children’s Cancer Center

  By Kathy L. Collins The Tampa Music Society’s (TMS) next concert on Friday, April 25 will benefit the Children’s Cancer Center. The concert will take place at Spoto High School’s Spoto Theatre located at 8538 Eagle Palm Dr. in Riverview beginning at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are just $15 and students with ID(…)

Holistic Medical Care Center Opens In Apollo Beach

Holistic Medical Care Center Opens In Apollo Beach

  By Alicia Martin Apollo Beach has a new healthcare option with the recent opening of the Holistic Medical Care Center in the South Commerce Center. It was founded by Nataliya Sia, ARNP and Dr. George Rucker, MD. Its company motto is “Blending Medicine with a Holistic Approach.” Holistic medicine is a healing-oriented, integrative medicine(…)

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Regional PIO Meeting

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Regional PIO Meeting

By Tamas Mondovics For most people, getting important news about the community, traffic crashes, public safety, crime updates and alerts is just part of everyday life. While that is true, getting the right information quickly—often within a matter of minutes of a news event—does not come about on its own, or without cooperation and commitment(…)

Lennard High School Drama Summer Camp Seeks Community Support

Lennard High School Drama Summer Camp Seeks Community Support

  By Paula MacDonald To say it started with a little idea would be right. Actually, drama sponsor Phillip Goodchild’s idea to organize Lennard High School’s first summer drama camp started with 40 little ideas during a performance of The Wizard of Oz. Last December, the Lennard High School drama department produced a stage show(…)

The Arts Council Of Hillsborough County Launches Site To Help Fund Local Art Projects

  By Kathy Collins The Arts Council of Hillsborough County recently launched power2give.org/tampabay. This is a new crowd-fundraising site for Tampa Bay’s non-profit arts groups. Local arts non-profits can seek up to $10,000 per project in 90 days. Since the site went live, arts supporters have helped to raise funds for a variety of arts(…)

Countywide Commissioner Kevin Beckner Hears Concerns During Community Office Hour

Countywide Commissioner Kevin Beckner Hears Concerns During Community Office Hour

  By Tamas Mondovics Riverview, Apollo Beach, Ruskin and Sun City residents had a chance for some face-time with Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, District 6, countywide last month. Beckner’s office hours, which are designed to give residents the opportunity to meet with the Commissioner for a few minutes one-on-one, was held last month at(…)

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club Holds Men’s Fashion Show

Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club Holds Men’s Fashion Show

  By Nicole Heubusch On March 14, the Valencia Lakes West Women’s Club held its very first annual Men’s Fashion Show to raise money for its scholarship program. It had clothes provided to them by Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and Destination XL. “We had 12 of our most handsome male residents strutting down the lighted(…)

Upcoming Events In The Rivercrest Community Hosted By Rivercrest CDD

Upcoming Events In The Rivercrest Community Hosted By Rivercrest CDD

  By Nicole Schoen The Rivercrest community consists of 1,380 homes and provides many weekly classes and events to keep residents involved offering something for everyone. Below are a few upcoming events Rivecrest homeowners can look forward to.  Board Meeting The next Rivercrest CDD board of supervisors meeting will take place on Monday, April 7(…)

The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival A Success With Over 5,000 Attendees

The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival A Success With Over 5,000 Attendees

  By Kathy L. Collins The Annual Winthrop Arts Festival has become the greater Brandon area’s premiere fine arts festival. The Sixth Annual Winthrop Arts Festival was held over the weekend of Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23. Over 5,000 people enjoyed the fabulous Florida weather and attended this year’s event. Each year the(…)