Travels, Tours & Tales: Barry’s Gourmet Brownies

Travels, Tours & Tales: Barry’s Gourmet Brownies

  By Nicole Heubusch & Nicole Schoen After living in Florida for most of our lives, we discovered that we really haven’t seen all that our area has to offer. Armed with different Goupons and Living Social certificates, we’ve decided to visit as many different local places we can. We hope some of the places […]

Halloween Adventures & More

Halloween Adventures & More

  By Nicole Heubusch Adults Only There are many things to do in the area this time of year for those looking for a fright fest. Here are some of the “not so family friendly” options. Howl-O-Scream’s Cursed at Busch Gardens Busch Gardens is hosting the 14th annual Howl-O-Scream, and this year’s theme is Cursed. […]

Third Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Offers Activities For Whole Family

Third Annual Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Offers Activities For Whole Family

  By Kathy L. Collins Fall in Florida is a great time for outdoor activities, including the Futch Family’s Fox Squirrel Corn Maze in Plant City. The third annual fall festival event at the Single R Ranch, located at 3002 Charlie Taylor Rd. in Plant City, will take place from Friday, October 3 through Sunday, […]

SouthShore Regional Library Showcases Artwork Of Over 14 Area Instructors Through October

SouthShore Regional Library Showcases Artwork Of Over 14 Area Instructors Through October

  By Kathy L. Collins The SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin will present its Annual Art Instructors’ Show during the months of September and October. The artwork of over 14 area artists who volunteer time and talents with the community will be on display in the John Crawford Gallery at the library located at 15816 […]

International Day Of Drawing Celebrated With Annual Ruskin Big Draw Event

International Day Of Drawing Celebrated With Annual Ruskin Big Draw Event

  By Kathy L. Collins It’s Our World is the theme for this year’s seventh annual Big Draw which is a celebration of art and drawing. The event will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. The event is free […]

Florida Virtual Academy Students Begin School Year, Hillsborough School Enrollment Up & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Florida Virtual Academy Students Head Back to School According to local school officials, the start of the 2014-2015 school season was smooth with nothing more than the usual or normally expected glitches that seem to work themselves out as students and parents settle into their daily routines. While the daily rituals […]

Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport, BSAC To Host Annual Dash And Splash Event & More

Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport, BSAC To Host Annual Dash And Splash Event & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Lacrosse Becomes Sanctioned High School Sport Local area schools looking to add a new sport to their athletics list may draw from the efforts and subsequent success of the students at Bloomingdale High School. Student-athletes interested in playing varsity lacrosse at their own school got the news they have been waiting […]

Riverview Sharks Count On Solid Lineup In Hopes Of Winning Season

Riverview Sharks Count On Solid Lineup In Hopes Of Winning Season

  By Tamas Mondovics Varsity football hasn’t exactly been exciting for Riverview Sharks fans in recent times. The program has struggled to stay competitive, but with senior quarterback Keisean Young at the helm, consensus is that the Sharks hope to shake things up a bit in the current Class 8A District 6 line up. A […]

September Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column 2014

September Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column 2014

  By Sandra Meyer Payant Financial Opens Medical Insurance Solutions in Sun City Choosing a Medicare Supplement Plan can be a daunting task whether just turning 65 or having been eligible for years. Robyn and Tom Payant, owners of Payant Financial, have opened a corporation called Medicare Insurance Solutions, LLC to help people turning 65, […]

Miss Plan It All Offers More Than Just A Concierge Service For Busy Families

Miss Plan It All Offers More Than Just A Concierge Service For Busy Families

  By Sharon Still School is back in session and everyone is busy trying to juggle a typical family’s demands, from soccer practice to piano lessons, dentist appointments, household chores and everyday errands. Not to mention special events, work obligations and quality family time. Whether its a wrestle with a busy schedule or idealizing a […]