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East Bay, Lennard high schools collect awards at JROTC drill contest

East Bay, Lennard high schools collect awards at JROTC drill contest

By KEVIN BRADY East Bay and Lennard high school’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs collected awards at a drill contest Jan. 10.  Along the way, they learned a…

The annual Showmen’s Charity Circus, where animals are stars

The annual Showmen’s Charity Circus, where animals are stars

By LISA STARK Contributing Writer/Photographer Awe and wonder could be seen on the faces of children and adults alike at the annual Showmen’s Charity Circus held Saturday, Jan. 10, at…

Observations: One night in January

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Alec Baldwin looked like hell. Well, at least compared with his television character persona, he did. But compared with everyone else, he looked perfectly normal. His hair…

Shell Point Cottage showcases fine arts and crafts

Shell Point Cottage showcases fine arts and crafts

By LISA STARK Contributing Writer/Photographer Are you ready to detox from the holiday shopping madness in an atmosphere of sensory serenity?  Shell Point Cottage in Ruskin may be just the…

Seniors urged to teach at HCC’s booming South County campus

Seniors urged to teach at HCC’s booming South County campus

By KEVIN BRADY With Hillsborough Community College’s South County campus expecting double-digit growth in its student body in coming years, senior citizens will play an important part in making the…

Riverview memorial ceremony remembers fallen veterans

Riverview memorial ceremony remembers fallen veterans

By KEVIN BRADY Friends and family members of fallen veterans gathered in Riverview on a chilly Sunday morning last week to mark the passing of their loved ones with salutes,…

After four decades, SCC Ace Hardware to close

After four decades, SCC Ace Hardware to close

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The tears come easily for Sue Chapin these days. She mentions her employees, or something a customer said … and then she tries to fight the tears…

Obituaries: January 15, 2015

Peter Frank Eakers Peter Frank Eakers, 90, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away January 4, 2015. He is survived by daughter  Cheryl Gilmour; son David Eakers; grandchildren Heather and…

Wawa + movie theater = up to 70 new jobs for Riverview, Gibsonton

Wawa + movie theater = up to 70 new jobs for Riverview, Gibsonton

By KEVIN BRADY Movie fans and hoagie lovers, rejoice, your day is coming. A new Wawa convenience store, famous in the Northeast for their subs, is due to open in…

Local Pita Kebob featured on Bay News 9’s “Chef’s Kitchen”

Local Pita Kebob featured on Bay News 9’s  “Chef’s Kitchen”

By LISA STARK Contributing Writer/Photographer If you’ve got a taste for something healthy, delicious  and different, the Mediterranean cuisine of Pita Kebob in Apollo Beach may just be your answer. …

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