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Saturday was a dog’s day at Canine Carnival

Saturday was a dog’s day at Canine Carnival

A new family (and furry) friendly event kicked off last weekend with the Canine Carnival held at Dr. Hal Ott’s Off-Leash Dog Sanctuary in Ruskin. The event included at least…

Kiwanis Poker Run to benefit Riverview, Gibsonton schools

Kiwanis Poker Run to benefit Riverview, Gibsonton schools

By KEVIN BRADY Whoever ends up drawing a royal flush or full house this month at a Kiwanis Club Poker Run, it will be the schoolchildren of Riverview and Gibsonton…

Baseball: Movies, myth and magic

Baseball:  Movies, myth and magic

By LISA STARK As spring training for the Tampa Bay Rays kicked off in Port Charlotte earlier this month, fans all around the country eagerly embraced the new season of…

If you thought St. Paddy’s fête lasted only a day …

If you thought St. Paddy’s fête lasted only a day …

By KEVIN BRADY As an Irishman — I was born in Belfast — March 17 was always more of a religious holiday when I was a child. It has since…

Where island sound meets country classic

Where island sound meets country classic

Caribbean Cowboy plays in Ruskin March 27 By LISA STARK   Julian Riviere knows how to blend tropical music, or “trop rock,” with classic American country in a way that…

Letter to the Editor: Hit-and-run victim needs information

Dear Editor, On, Sunday, February 22, two females on motorcycles were heading north on U.S. 41 through Ruskin in the standard staggered pattern for safety and visibility.  Around 5 p.m.,…

Obituaries: March 19, 2015

Marjorie K. Dee Marjorie K. Dee died peacefully on March 12, 2015, just three days short of her 99th birthday.  She was born in Albany, N.Y., and spent most of…

Women’s Fund Luncheon makes remarkable impact for area organizations

Women’s Fund Luncheon makes remarkable impact for area organizations

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN   The South Shore Council of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay held its 2015 Women’s Fund Luncheon at Club Renaissance at Sun City Center last Thursday…

Riverview color guard takes first place, again

Riverview color guard takes first place, again

By KEVIN BRADY Riverview High School’s color guard, Blue Radiance, collected yet another first-place trophy Saturday, March 7, at the Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit (FFCC) Regionals in Orlando. It…

Lakonia Greek Products to visit Manatee Arts Festival

Lakonia Greek Products to visit Manatee Arts Festival

By LISA STARK At first glance, Melissa Rioux may seem young to be the president of a company, but once you talk to her, you’re struck by a maturity beyond…