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Master Plan calls for $5.7 mil facilities expansion

By PENNY FLETCHER To serve food or not to serve food, that is the question. It is one of two main things that must be settled by a community vote…

Gravity can’t pull him down

By Mitch Traphagen Barry Estadt walked into the workout room carrying the aura of a man of youth and vigor.  His smile was infectious, his confidence palpable.  This was a…

Teacher of the Year gets a lift to Spoto High School

Teacher of the Year gets a lift to Spoto High School

By Mitch Traphagen The band began to play and the cheerleaders cheered as the long stretch limousine pulled to a stop in front of Spoto High School in Riverview on…

Lost in Florida

Lost in Florida

Part one in a feature series (Photo gallery below) By Mitch Traphagen We left the comfort of our well-lit hotel in Florida City and drove more than 20 miles into…

$2.2 mil expansion planned for Ruskin Recreation Center

BY PENNY FLETCHER A light turn-out at a public meeting at the Ruskin Recreation Center April 4 didn’t take away from the message. The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation…

Riverview Library to host award winning author April 20

By Mitch Traphagen As part of National Library Week, the Riverview Branch Library will host author Lori Roy to discuss both of her novels, “Until She Comes Home” and “Bent…

The Girl Scout Gold Award proves what a good imagination can do!

BY PENNY FLETCHER At 16, Kaitlyn Arruda built a serenity garden for women coming out of abusive relationships. After that, she learned to sew so she could make 100 carry-bags…

Obituaries April 11, 2013

Annette Gibson Annette Gibson, 88, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away on March 12, 2013 at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, Minnesota. She is survived by brother…

Male panther released; rescued with sister as kittens in 2011

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released a male Florida panther Wednesday night at the Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area. The release site is along the borders…

East Bay H.S. hosted annual Relay For Life

It was quiet enough to hear a pin drop on grass while Karen Lewandowski gave her talk about how she fights her cancer on a daily basis while attending Hillsborough…

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