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Slow down, commuters, school is back in session

Slow down, commuters, school is back in session

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN A summer of breezing through school zones during the morning rush hour came to a close on Tuesday as approximately 200,000 students returned to classes in Hillsborough…

St. Vincent de Paul helps those in need with back-to-school supplies

St. Vincent de Paul helps those in need with back-to-school supplies

RUSKIN — St. Vincent de Paul of East Hillsborough County hosted a back-to-school event on Thursday, August 15. The event was held at the St. Vincent Thrift Store located in…

Obituaries August 22, 2013

Roy G. Berglund Roy G. Berglund, 92, died August 12, 2013. He lived in Sun City Center, Fla. for the last 28 years and recently moved to Brighton Gardens in…

On the road again… Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa

By WARREN RESEN – North American Travel Writers Association Santa Fe, NM — Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa was the first planned stop after leaving West Palm Beach on…

SouthShore Chamber welcomes new teachers

By Mitch Traphagen RUSKIN — The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce held its annual New Teacher Breakfast at Destiny Church in Ruskin on August 16, with 145 teachers in attendance, all…

Taco Bus opens its largest ever restaurant in Brandon

Taco Bus opens its largest ever restaurant in Brandon

By KEVIN BRADY Delayed for months, Taco Bus is now parked in Brandon. The popular restaurant had planned to start serving customers in May but opened last week. The company…

Only 1,181 days to go and Florida doesn’t matter. Yet.

Only 1,181 days to go and Florida doesn’t matter. Yet.

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN DES MOINES, IOWA – Here is something to make some Americans wake up screaming: it has only been nine months since the 2012 election with its relentless…

Senior Games sign-ups going on now

Senior Games sign-ups going on now

BY PENNY FLETCHER Couples like Barbara and Joe Mignogna find that doing things together sometimes involves more than having dinner or watching TV. The Mignognas, who have lived in Sun…

Renovations to Summerfield Clubhouse to start by August’s end

Renovations to Summerfield Clubhouse to start by August’s end

BY PENNY FLETCHER When the first homes were built in Summerfield just east of U.S. 301 on Big Bend Road in Riverview, many wondered who would ever choose to live…

Safety is first concern for Apollo Beach dive instructor

Safety is first concern for Apollo Beach dive instructor

By PENNY FLETCHER Imagine holding your breath for 11 whole minutes. That’s the world record, according to Bill Van Deman, and he should know. Van Deman is the president of…

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