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Riverview teacher lives on in lives of his students

Riverview teacher lives on in lives of his students

BY KEVIN BRADY If education “is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire,” as William Butler Yeats said, Daron Hawkins lit quite a few fires…

Clyde Butcher: a passionate man capturing the Florida of our dreams

Clyde Butcher: a passionate man capturing the Florida of our dreams

BY MITCH TRAPHAGEN People packed into the intimate, maze-like studio creating a certain unusually polite but chaotic atmosphere, contrasting with the beauty and tranquility of the incomparable art displayed on…

The end of Black Friday?

The end of Black Friday?

Controversial decisions to open stores on Thanksgiving Day coupled with online shopping could mean the end of Black Friday. BY MITCH TRAPHAGEN The Thanksgiving Day newspaper lands with a resounding…

Riverview Area News Notes

Riverview Area News Notes

BY KEVIN BRADY Cause of Riverview phosphate plant explosion still under investigation A man who was hospitalized when an acid tank exploded at a phosphate plant just off U.S. Highway…

Commentary: The television commercial that changed my life

Commentary: The television commercial that changed my life

BY PENNY FLETCHER I don’t watch much television — maybe three or four times a week, max. There are just too many other things to do instead of sitting in…

Obituaries November 28, 2013

Billie Jeannette DeFord Billie Jeanette DeFord, 75, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away November 20, 2013 after failing health of six months. Billie was married to Robert N. DeFord…

Observations: November 22

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I would imagine that few people have memories of their first birthday and I am no exception. My first birthday remains memorable, however, because it was the…

Riverview teacher lives on in the lives of his students

By KEVIN BRADY If education “is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire,” as William Butler Yeats said, Daron Hawkins lit quite a few fires…

‘Love and Laughter’ … a musical celebration of Daron Hawkins’ life

Colleagues, students, fellow actors, and devoted audience members, as well as family and friends will join together this Sunday to commemorate one exceptional man’s amazing life.  Love and Laughter will…

Mistakes are easy to make when preparing your plants for winter

Mistakes are easy to make when preparing your plants for winter

By PENNY FLETCHER Sometimes, putting a cover over your plants during cold weather can harm them more than it helps. Crowding pots the too close together on a porch or…

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