Riverview Family Wins Gold Medals In Karate State Competition

Riverview Family Wins Gold Medals In Karate State Competition

  Staff Report Five students from the Sunshine Martial Arts karate school recently competed in the United Traditional Karate Alliance’s (UTKA) Florida State Championships. All five came home with gold medals. The UTKA honors traditional karate with very strict competition rules. This was the first time that Sunshine Martial Arts had participated in a UTKA(…)

Wimauma Schools Improve From Last Year, Earn “A” Scores

Wimauma Schools Improve From Last Year, Earn “A” Scores

  By Bill Coats A pair of charter schools tailored to the needs of low-income farm-working families received school grades of “A” even though nearly all the students took the Florida’s standardized tests in their second language, English. RCMA Wimauma Academy, an elementary school, vaulted to the “A” from a “D” grade last year. Its(…)

New Pool, Military Spouse Support Group In Rivercrest & Board Member Certification For All HOAs

New Pool, Military Spouse Support Group In Rivercrest & Board Member Certification For All HOAs

  By  Nicole Heubusch Changes and Renovations Being Made at Rivercrest The board of Rivercrest is busier than ever this summer planning the building of a second pool. A contractor has been chosen, and the project will be an adult swimming pool with hot tubs and fire pits. The CCD supervisors have been working hard(…)

Commissioner Sandy Murman To Host South County Job Fair

Commissioner Sandy Murman To Host South County Job Fair

  Staff Report Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, in association with CareerSource Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Community College, will be hosting a South County Job Fair on Friday, October 3, from 8:30 a.m.-12 Noon at the HCC SouthShore Campus located at 551 24th St., N.E. in Ruskin. Employers are encouraged to participate. Visit www.sandymurman.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/South-County-Job-Fair-Exhibitor-Forms_Oct-3-2014.pdf  to(…)

District To Open First LEED-Certified Elementary School In Ruskin

District To Open First LEED-Certified Elementary School In Ruskin

  By Tamas Mondovics Sharing a property, home to both Lennard High School and Hillsborough Community College’s SouthShore campus, Hillsborough County Public Schools will open the district’s first brand new elementary school in years. Named J. Vince Thompson Elementary School by the community, the school is located at 2020 E. Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin(…)

Riverview Artist Joins Cast Of Skin Wars

Riverview Artist Joins Cast Of Skin Wars

  By Libby Hopkins Pablo Picasso once said, “One never knows what one is going to do. One starts a painting and then it becomes something quite different.” Nicole Hays of Riverview never thought that when she traveled from Arkansas to Panama City for spring break years ago that she would end up staying in(…)

Newland Communities Provides Over 7,000 Meals To Feeding America Tampa Bay

Newland Communities Provides Over 7,000 Meals To Feeding America Tampa Bay

  Staff Report Thousands of residents and concertgoers from the Tampa Bay area contributed roughly 3 tons of nonperishable food to Feeding America Tampa Bay during Newland Communities’ Concerts for a Cause series. AMERICAN NEWLAND COMMUNITIES, their joint venture partner NORTH AMERICAN SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH) is pleased to announce more than 7,000 meals will(…)

Residents Urged To Remain Hurricane Ready

Residents Urged To Remain Hurricane Ready

  By Tamas Mondovics One month after the start of the 2014 Hurricane season, Arthur became the first named storm to make landfall and remind residents of the importance of not only being prepared, but to remain hurricane ready. According to a recent recap of Arthur by The Weather Channel (TWC), Arthur formed quickly and(…)

Mathnasium Strengthens Math Muscles, Donates To Local Non-Profits

Mathnasium Strengthens Math Muscles, Donates To Local Non-Profits

  By Sandra Meyer The new school year will bring many challenges for children as they get  used to more difficult work in all their classes, and few subjects build on the prior year’s work as much as math. Many children simply aren’t ready to pick up where they left off. “Taking the summer off(…)

FishHawk Baseball Team Advances To Regionals & Bloomingdale Softball Advances To World Series

FishHawk Baseball Team Advances To Regionals & Bloomingdale Softball Advances To World Series

  By Tamas Mondovics FishHawk Baseball Team Heads to Alabama After another successful season and, for the second time in a row, the FishHawk 8U Navy All-Stars have earned a spot in the Southeastern Regional Championship in Florence, Ala. The team has received huge support from the community from the start to the finish, which(…)