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High-school football: Lennard, Riverview, East Bay looking forward to next season

High-school football: Lennard, Riverview, East Bay looking forward to next season

By KEVIN BRADY With their seasons almost over — Riverview High has one more game — local high school teams can look back on a bruising year where some teams…

Hackney Cemetery cleanup a labor of love for volunteers

Hackney Cemetery cleanup a labor of love for volunteers

By KEVIN BRADY You would have a hard time finding a more beautiful and picturesque gravesite than Riverview’s Hackney Cemetery, and that’s just the way Florence Sikes likes it. Sikes…

Southbound: A season ticket on a one-way ride

Southbound: A season ticket on a one-way ride

There are good ways and bad ways to travel for the million or so snowbirds flocking south to the Florida sunshine. Unfortunately, most have to take the bad way.  …

Observations: Come on home, Cecilia

Observations: Come on home, Cecilia

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Cecilia, you’re breaking my heart. You’re shaking my confidence daily. Oh, Cecilia! I’m down on my knees. I’m begging you please to come home. Come on home.…

$1,000 awarded to Mary & Martha House at community costume event

$1,000 awarded to Mary & Martha House at community costume event

October is designated Domestic Violence Awareness month nationally. In light of this designation, the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin, an emergency shelter for abused and homeless women and their…

Seafood Festival

Seafood Festival

    Another Seafood Festival is in the books. The weather was amazing, albeit a little windy on Saturday. However, Sunday was the perfect day to attend a festival in…

Riverview’s Trick or Treat Street is huge success

Riverview’s Trick or Treat Street is huge success

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, along with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation, hosted the 26th annual Trick…

First responders need to know they’re dealing with dementia patients

First responders need to know they’re dealing with dementia patients

Wristband program works toward that goal By PENNY FLETCHER   Gary Joseph LeBlanc, author, columnist and founder of the Dementia Wristband Training Project, told horror stories to a group of…

South County residents learn about plans for interactive website

South County residents learn about plans for interactive website

Disaster information to be available by specific address By PENNY FLETCHER The second of two meetings on flood-plain management was held at the Bloomingdale Branch Library, Oct. 13, and while…

Obituaries: November 6, 2014

Donald J. Berens Donald J. Berens , 91 , of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014. Born in Cincinnati, May 7, 1923, Don retired after 38…

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