The Barn At Winthrop Offers Scenic, Stylish Community Event Venue

The Barn At Winthrop Offers Scenic, Stylish Community Event Venue

  By Kathy L. Collins The Barn at Winthrop is that iconic marble building at the edge of the Winthrop property on Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview, and it is the area’s newest event venue. Edgar Vallejo, the president of The Barn at Winthrop, said, “The Barn has been around for a number of years, but […]

Brandon Gift Of Hope Seeks To Offer Aid To 800 Families In Need During The Holidays

Brandon Gift Of Hope Seeks To Offer Aid To 800 Families In Need During The Holidays

  By Kathy L. Collins For one in six area residents who suffer from food insecurity in Eastern Hillsborough County, the holidays are often not very joyous. Food insecurity is defined as not knowing from where an individual’s next meal will come. In an effort to help end some of this suffering, the Emergency Care […]

Local Volunteers Sought For Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Local Volunteers Sought For Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

  By Michelle Colesanti Founded in 1975, Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program grants a special set of residents’ rights to individuals living in facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The mission is to improve the quality of life for all Florida long-term care residents by advocating for and […]

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation Seeks Sponsors Ahead Of 2014 Awards Ceremony

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation Seeks Sponsors Ahead Of 2014 Awards Ceremony

  By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) foundation is gearing up to honor its members next month as well as remember those first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty. The event is scheduled for Friday, November 7 at The Regent, located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview from 6-11 […]

Local Band Merchandise Releases Newest Album, Travels On U.S./European Tour

Local Band Merchandise Releases Newest Album, Travels On U.S./European Tour

  By Nicole Heubusch Local band Merchandise is celebrating the release of its newest album After The End by hitting the road for both a U.S. and European Tour this fall. The band, made up of four Tampa locals and one Valrico native, is currently touring the States and will be crossing the ocean to […]

Family Seeks Continued Community Support Following Toddler’s Illness

Family Seeks Continued Community Support Following Toddler’s Illness

  By Tamas Mondovics Friends along with members of the community have quickly responded to the call to show their support, prayers and financial assistance for one local family facing a difficult challenge or what most would call, “a parent’s worst nightmare.” Kenny and Amy Guenst of Valrico are fighting a battle to save their […]

Pro Tennis Tournament, Live Rockin’ Blues Concert Event Coming To Buckhorn Springs

Pro Tennis Tournament, Live Rockin’ Blues Concert Event Coming To Buckhorn Springs

  Staff Report A World-Class tennis tournament featuring One-on-One Doubles, known as the third game of tennis, endorsed by the USTA will take place at Buckhorn Springs Tennis and Swim Club in Valrico on Saturday, November 1. The $4,000 Pro Tournament and a rockin’ blues concert will start at 1 p.m. and the Live Rockin’ […]

Valrico Service League To Host Harvest Dinner And Auction

Valrico Service League To Host Harvest Dinner And Auction

  Staff Report The ladies of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (G.F.W.C.) Valrico Service League, Inc. are hosting its Harvest Auction and Dinner on Sunday, November 2 at Center Place, located at 650 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. Tickets cost $25 and may be purchased from Center Place. The event includes dinner, drinks, and a […]

FishHawk Creek Elementary Students Fold Flags For Troops

FishHawk Creek Elementary Students Fold Flags For Troops

  By Michelle Caceres Ask a FishHawk Creek Elementary student how to fold an American flag and they’ll show you thanks to the Pocket Flag Project. In honor of Patriot’s Day (September 11), a national day of service and remembrance, students at the school folded 4,000 pocket-sized flags to send to troops serving in combat […]

TECO Residential Customers Celebrate Solar Pilot Project Success,  $4.1 M  In Rebates Claimed

TECO Residential Customers Celebrate Solar Pilot Project Success,  $4.1 M  In Rebates Claimed

By Marie Gilmore   For five years, Tampa Electric has been in a pilot program supported by the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) to offer rebates to homeowners who install solar panels systems on residential houses within the Tampa Electric customer base. More than $4.1 million in solar rebates were claimed by residents and more […]