Sammy Sullivan Charities Hosts Party At O’Brien’s To Benefit A Kid’s Place

Sammy Sullivan Charities Hosts Party At O’Brien’s To Benefit A Kid’s Place

  By Michelle Colesanti Nine years ago, Sammy Sullivan passed away at 22 months due to an unexpected illness. His parents, Joe and Brenda Sullivan, were determined to honor his short life and memory. “My wife and I decided to create Sammy Sullivan Charities as a way to honor him and give comfort to others(…)

New E.S.C.A.P.E. Series Classes Offered This Fall

New E.S.C.A.P.E. Series Classes Offered This Fall

  Staff Report The Extreme Safety Course And Personal Empowerment (E.S.C.A.P.E. ) Series is back this fall offering six sessions for girls held at Camp Dorothy Thomas located at 16119 Boyette Road in Riverview.  The six sessions will have guest speakers instructing and informing the girls on Natural Disasters, Fire/Life Safety, Basic CPR/First Aid, Abduction(…)

Commissioner Sandra Murman’s South County Job Fair To Return To HCC

Commissioner Sandra Murman’s South County Job Fair To Return To HCC

  By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, in association with CareerSource Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Community College (HCC), will be hosting a South County Job Fair next month in hopes of giving residents another shot at landing a job in a tough economy. “With the challenges that we have been facing in the(…)

National Library Card Month Ushers In Free Events At Local Area Libraries

National Library Card Month Ushers In Free Events At Local Area Libraries

Staff Report Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining and informative programs for the entire family this September. For a comprehensive look at library programming, visit hcplc.org, select a library location, and view that library’s calendar of events or call 273-3652. September is National Library Card Month. For information on how to(…)

Archers Take A Shot In Statewide Tournaments

Archers Take A Shot In Statewide Tournaments

  By Kelly Legg With the popularity of the film and book series The Hunger Games, the sport of archery is skyrocketing. The Ferman Chevrolet Florida Archery Slam has seen more than 300 participants and the events are continuing to grow. The latest tournament, the Red Hot Saltwater Slam, was the most successful event to(…)

Riverview Resident Builds Gazebo, Butterfly Garden For Eagle Scout Project

Riverview Resident Builds Gazebo, Butterfly Garden For Eagle Scout Project

  By David “DJ”Nelson, Eagle Scout candidate Riverview resident David “DJ” Nelson has been in scouting since 2004, has risen through the ranks and now is an Eagle Scout candidate.  He has held leadership roles as Troop Guide, Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader and a Troop Guide for the National(…)

Riverview Chamber Kicks Off New School Year With Annual Teacher Breakfast

Riverview Chamber Kicks Off New School Year With Annual Teacher Breakfast

  By Paula MacDonald The room was alive with anticipation and excitement for the first day of school as nearly 350 new teachers, principals and community business leaders gathered at The Regent special event venue for the 2014 Teaching to Excellence Breakfast, presented by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce.   First year teachers were(…)

MindBoost Brings Awareness Of Brain Health To South Shore Community

MindBoost Brings Awareness Of Brain Health To South Shore Community

  By Paula MacDonald In many ways, the human brain remains a mystery to scientists. It was once thought that by adulthood, the mind, brain and cognitive abilities were not capable of change; but over the last decade, research in the study of neuroplasticity has suggested that the brain is constantly changing in response to(…)

County Hosts Public Input Meetings On SouthShore System Plans

County Hosts Public Input Meetings On SouthShore System Plans

By Tamas MondovicsStarting with the first of a series of four scheduled meetings earlier last month, representatives of the Hillsborough County Planning Commission have invited residents to review the findings from the previous workshops and the proposed changes to the adopted SouthShore Areawide Systems Plan (SSASP). County Principal Planner and Project Manager Allison Yeh explained(…)

Governor Rick Scott Brings Transportation Policies Initiative To Community

Governor Rick Scott Brings Transportation Policies Initiative To Community

By Tamas Mondovics Florida Governor Rick Scott made a stop during his “Let’s Keep Florida Moving” tour at the Brandon Chamber of Commerce last month to discuss his statewide transposition initiative. The Chamber considered the opportunity an extreme honor while welcoming dozens of guests to the event held at 330 Pauls Dr., Ste. 100 in(…)