The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce celebrated Apollo Beach Society Wine Bar’s first anniversary.

Edited by Jenny Bennett

Apollo Beach Society Wine Bar Celebrates One-year Anniversary

Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce joined with Apollo Beach Society Wine Bar to celebrate its one-year anniversary with a ribbon-cutting.

Apollo Beach Society Wine Bar is a warm and friendly neighborhood destination located at 238 Harbor Village Ln. in Apollo Beach. It has over 200 wines available by the glass to choose from and a fun menu offering cheese boards, dips, flatbreads as well as delectable desserts, all in an elegant and fun chic vibe. A semiprivate room is also available for small groups looking for a space to get together.

To learn more about Apollo Beach Society Wine Bar, visit its website at or call 813-331-3907.

Twisted Sugar Satisfies Sweet-tooth Cravings

Twisted Sugar is a bakery and specialty drink shop with locations all over the country. The newest location is in Riverview at 13159 S. U.S. Hwy. 301 and offers a variety of goodies for those who enjoy something sweet.

The cookies are baked fresh daily and feature a variety of unique combinations, including its namesake cookie topped with coconut frosting and a lime wedge, a peanut butter Nutella cookie and a banana cream pie cookie. Twisted Sugar also offers bombshell drinks, beginning with a base soda of your choice followed by add-ins, such as cherries, peach puree, pineapple, etc. With so many combinations available to enjoy, the possibilities to delight your taste buds are endless.

To learn more about Twisted Sugar, visit its website at

Iron Rock Insurance Holds Customer Appreciation Day

Iron Rock Insurance recently held a customer appreciation day at its office, located at 400 Frandorson Cir., Ste. 103 in Apollo Beach. Along with lots of fun-filled activities a raffle was held to benefit Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, for which, when rounded up by Iron Rock Insurance, $2,000 was raised.

Riverview Tap House Opens

Riverview Tap House is a new neighborhood stop for those looking for fun, food and drinks. Burgers, nachos and wings are all on the menu, and you have your choice of beer, wine or liquor from the bar. Big screens show the latest sporting action and live music, and cornhole tournaments and trivia nights make for fun nights out.

Riverview Tap House is located at 10656 New East Bay Rd. in Gibsonton. To learn more about it, visit its Facebook page at or call 813-374-3643.

Corbin’s Stamp & Coin Offers Christmas Coins

Corbin’s Stamp & Coin has been Brandon’s source for rare coins and precious-metal bullion for 30 years. Each year, the store offers silver Christmas coins that are timeless, unique gifts for both collectors and noncollectors. Corbin’s also buys and sells coins, both old and new; if you are a coin collector or an investor in physical gold and silver, it has what you want. If you have old coins and don’t know what they are, Corbin’s can educate you about what you have and how much they are worth.

Corbin’s Stamp & Coin is located at 209 N. Kings Ave. in Brandon. For more information, call 813-651-3266.

Vine Vegan Now Open

Danielle Stevens, owner and chef of Vine Vegan, learned to cook from her family. As a daughter of a Latino and a Brit, who was born in Hawaii, raised in Europe and an American through and through, Danielle was sure to balance everything when creating the Vine Vegan menu. Her mission is to bring people together, capture the culture of community and use delicious vegan food to do it.

Vine Vegan is located at 2080 Badlands Dr. in Brandon and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information on opening hours and to view the menu, visit its website at or follow it on Facebook and Instagram @vineveganfl.

Westfield Brandon’s Sincerely, Santa Toy Drive

In partnership with Sincerely Santa Tampa, Westfield Brandon will host its Sincerely, Santa Toy Drive, an opportunity for the local community to participate in providing at-risk and underprivileged kids with items on their Christmas lists this holiday season.

Guests can make holiday wishes come true by sponsoring a letter to Santa written by a local child in need, purchasing the items listed and bringing the unwrapped gifts back to the Sincerely, Santa booth in the Dillard’s court. All gifts will be delivered to each child’s home in time for Christmas.

The event lasts through Sunday, December 18, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in the booth at Westfield Brandon, located at 459 Brandon Town Center Dr. in Brandon. For more information, visit,-santa-toy-drive.

Pediatric Care Offered 24/7 At HCA Florida Brandon Hospital

Florida Brandon Hospital is excited to announce that Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital specialty physicians are now providing pediatric hospitalist care to patients admitted to HCA Florida Brandon Hospital’s pediatric unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We are pleased to have the Johns Hopkins All Children’s specialty physicians here to support our inpatient services for children and provide highly specialized care for our pediatric patients,” said Tripp Owings, chief executive officer at HCA Brandon Hospital. “Through this partnership, Brandon Hospital pediatric patients now have access to expert care at any time of day.”

Hillsborough County Buys Land To Expand Wildlife Corridor

Hillsborough County is buying a nearly 500-acre cattle ranch to help create a critical environmental corridor in fast-growing South County. The tract connects 9,000 acres of county preservation along the Little Manatee River with 3,000 acres protected by the state.

Acquiring the property brings significant environmental benefits, including allowing the county and state preserves to function as a wildlife corridor. The property will also help mitigate the impact of floodwaters, and the pasture areas will be restored to a more natural state.

Southshore Charter Academy Named Purple Star School Of Distinction

Southshore Charter Academy is honored to announce its receipt as a Purple Star School of Distinction by the Florida Department of Education and approved by Governor Ron DeSantis. Only 114 schools out of the over 4,000 schools statewide received this recognition.

Purple Star schools work closely with active and veteran military families to ensure students are supported during times of transition and extraordinary challenges. These support skills are translated into the school environment to create a family atmosphere and an educational setting based in resiliency and perseverance. Southshore Charter Academy is proud to promote support of its military community.

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