Compiled by Michelle Colesanti,

Riverview High School Chorus Delivers a Song for Valentine’s Day

The Riverview High School Choral Department will be selling singing telegrams to raise money for their Choral Department activities. The singing telegrams will be delivered on Valentine’s Day from 3:30-5 p.m. in local businesses or from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at a local restaurant. The cost of the singing telegram will be $30 and will include a personalized card and flower upon the delivery of the song. Vocal Valentines are on sale now through February 12 in the community. For purchasing information, call Elizabeth Stewart at 671-5011 ext. 282 or email

The song list selections are as follows. Special song requests are an additional $5.

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson, Lean On Me – Bill Withers, You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Toy Story, Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler, Little Things – One Direction, You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban, Make You Feel My Love – Garth Brooks or Adele, Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran, I Swear – John Montgomery, L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole, Corazon Sin Cara – Prince Royce, My Girl – Temptations, Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars, All of Me – John Legend, Open Arms – Journey, If I Aint Got You – Alicia Keyes.

WMU-Cooley Law School Awards 43 Juris Doctor Degrees In Winter

The Tampa Bay campus of WMU-Cooley Law School honored 43 graduates during a commencement ceremony held at the University of South Florida’s Marshal Center in January. During the ceremony, graduate Simone Genus presented the valedictory remarks and WMU-Cooley board chair Larry Nolan presented the keynote.

Each class at WMU-Cooley bears the name of a distinguished member of the legal profession. The winter 2017 graduating class is named after Fred Moore Vinson. Vinson served in the United States legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. President Truman appointed Vinson as the 13th Chief Justice of the United States in 1946.
7th Annual South Shore High School Art Show At HCC South Shore

This Art Show is open to any student attending Riverview, East Bay, Spoto or Lennard High Schools. To apply, visit Deadline is Friday, February 24. Each school’s art program will be awarded $200 for participating and an additional $100 for each award their students receive.

This Year’s Awards Best of Show: $400 1st Place: $300 2nd Place: $200 3rd Place: $100 People’s choice: $100 4 Honorable Mentions: $75 each.

The show will run between March 24 and April 21 with the opening reception on Friday, March 24 from 7-9 p.m.
For more information, please contact Michael Park at or call 846-2000.

Special February Programming At The Riverview Library

Florida Licensing on Wheels: Friday, February 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Florida Licensing On Wheels brings motorist services directly to the customer: first time licenses, convert out of state license, renewals, replacements for lost or stolen license, address/name changes, ID cards, reinstatements, emergency contact information registration, vehicle registration renewals, disabled parking placard issuance and renewals. Fees may vary. Visit for a complete listing of documents needed. This program is in partnership with Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

The Flying Tortoise – Wednesday, February 15 from 11-11:30 a.m., 4-4:30 p.m. – Meet Mbeku, a very tricky tortoise determined to fly like a bird so that he can eat the best food in the jungle. This is a humorous and traditional tale from the Igbo people of Nigeria that shows how the tortoise got his rough, checkered shell as a consequence of his greediness and cunning. Ages 4 and up.  Presented by Creative Arts Theatre Company, the City of Tampa’s professional theatre for young audiences.

Sketching with Pencils – Tuesday, February 21 from 4-5 p.m. – Art instructor Maria Brennan will demonstrate various pencil techniques in this popular class. Complete a drawing project. All levels welcome.  For grades 4-8.  Limit 12. Registration required at either the Service Desk or by calling 273-3652.

Outside the Lines – Coloring for Adults: Tuesday, February 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. – Think coloring is just for kids? Join the hottest trend for adults. Relieve stress and boost creativity with art, fun and mellow music to help you release your inner artist.  Maria Brennan is a local photographer and coloring book artist, shares her talents with the class. 

Blues in the Library-Saturday, February 25 at 2:30 p.m. – Local Tampa Bay blues musicians from the Suncoast Blues Society will perform popular blues and folk songs. Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of blue notes. Emerging in the Black communities of the US from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants and rhymed simple narrative ballads.

The Riverview Library is located at 10509 Riverview Dr. For more information about library programs, which are courtesy of the Friends of Riverview Library and the Hillsborough Library System, call 273-3652.

Previous articleDrag Queen Bingo Raises Funds For Women’s Club
Next articleFaith In Community Restored By Local Restoration 1 Business Owner
Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.