Around The World Animals Offers Exotic Pet Services

Around The World Animals Offers Exotic Pet Services

  By Marisa Webber Lemurs, skunks and prairie dogs may sound like wild animals, but to Robert Costa they are pets. At his store, Around the World Animals, these creatures and many more can be found. Even though it was recently opened, it already has great potential. What makes Around the World Animals so unique(…)

South Bay Hospital To Open Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

South Bay Hospital To Open Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

  By Natalia Diaz South Bay Hospital, a 112-bed, acute care hospital serving Sun City Center, Ruskin, Wimauma, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton and the surrounding areas, is expanding its cardiac services and building a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The state-of-the-art Cath Lab will assist physicians in diagnosing and treating heart conditions by using catheters instead of(…)

Rodeo Rider Brings Expertise To Specialty Feed Store In Riverview

Rodeo Rider Brings Expertise To Specialty Feed Store In Riverview

  By Debra Massaro On June 6, 2006, rodeo rider, judge and producer Corey Costa turned his love for animals into a profession when he opened Remington Feed and Pet in Riverview. The store’s original location was a rented strip mall unit at 9419 Hwy. 301. In September of 2012, Costa purchased approximately two acres(…)

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

Calvary Lutheran Celebrating Christmas In July

  Staff Report With summer heat at its peak, the Christmas spirit is alive at Calvary Lutheran Church, and the community is invited to join in the holiday festivities. 12 Days of Christmas in July, begins Monday, July 21 and runs through Friday, August 1.  For over 18 years, Calvary has held a Christmas dinner(…)

South Shore Felines Making Positive Impact On Community, Cats

South Shore Felines Making Positive Impact On Community, Cats

  Staff Report South Shore Felines is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization making a positive difference in the lives of cats in the SouthShore area. The local organization’s mission is to humanely reduce the population of community cats via education and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). South Shore Felines also runs an active cat food program called “Feed the(…)

Over 200 Gather To Respect, Remember At My Warrior’s Place

Over 200 Gather To Respect, Remember At My Warrior’s Place

  By Paula MacDonald As the soft breeze glides from the river onto shore, the gentle, melodic sound can be heard of tiny bits of aluminum brushing softly against one another as they dangle from the rafters, creating a poignant wind chime. It’s just what Kelly Kowall imagined the Respect and Remember Tribute at My(…)

Nationwide Operation Recovers 168 Juveniles From Commercial Child Sex Trafficking

Nationwide Operation Recovers 168 Juveniles From Commercial Child Sex Trafficking

  By Tamas Mondovics “I was pretty much a good kid,” Nicole, 27, said. “I didn’t really stay out late, I always came home, I never stole anything. I did what a lot of teenagers do.” In high school she tried cigarettes and alcohol, but by age 17, she said “things were deteriorating at home.”(…)

Ruskin Author Book Series Makes Top 50 Indie Books List

Ruskin Author Book Series Makes Top 50 Indie Books List

  By Marisa Webber Getting teenagers to read can be a challenge, but not when given Bailey Ardisone’s latest book series. This local author has recently released the third book in the Sweet Series, which is guaranteed to capture the attention of young adults. Ardisone’s newest book, Sweet Requiem, is a paranormal, indie fantasy novel(…)

Fire Rescue Summer Youth Academy Post Camp Success

Fire Rescue Summer Youth Academy Post Camp Success

  By Tamas Mondovics Students with the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) Summer Youth Academy had a chance to get their feet wet this summer—literally—while training in water rescue operations during the conclusion of this year’s summer camp. As part of their training, the 26-participating cadets, ages 14-17, were probed with simulated swimmer in distress(…)

Family YMCA At Big Bend Rd. To Bring Over 125 Jobs

Family YMCA At Big Bend Rd. To Bring Over 125 Jobs

  By Tamas Mondovics Construction on a brand new Family YMCA, the first full service family Y in a decade, began this month in Riverview and, according to Y officials, is still on schedule with its planned first phase-completion by the end of 2014. “We have just received our building permits and are now ready(…)