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Teen Scout soaring with Troop 661

Teen Scout soaring with Troop 661

By KEVIN BRADY Most Scouts are 17 when they earn the coveted title of Eagle Scout, according to the Boy Scouts of America, but Elijah Council, 15, is not most…

Camp Cristina: Getting ready for summer campers

Camp Cristina: Getting ready for summer campers

By LISA STARK Affectionately referred to as “the 65-acre best-friend-maker,” the YMCA Camp Cristina is gearing up for summer, with camp programs for youth that include swimming, fishing, horseback riding,…

Ruskin mail carrier, national newsmaker, returns home

Ruskin mail carrier, national newsmaker, returns home

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN On “tax day,” April 15, when the news broke, first from the Tampa Bay Times and then from every major news outlet in the nation, that a…

Valencia Lakes Variety Show entertains a packed house

Valencia Lakes Variety Show entertains a packed house

Spirited seniors strut their stuff with music, dance, comedy By LISA STARK In a sold-out show on Saturday night, April 18, Valencia Lakes Stars on Stage entertained a delighted audience…

ABWIG, BOCC cement agreement

ABWIG, BOCC cement agreement

At the April 15 Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners voted to approve a license agreement between the county and Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group, better known as…

Observations: Love with no words

Observations: Love with no words

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I am a father on a technicality. Over the years, we’ve been the parents of three foster children, the youngest, at the time, was 10. Thus, I’ve…

Riverview Crawfish Festival hits the spot for Rotary Club

Riverview Crawfish Festival hits the spot for Rotary Club

By KEVIN BRADY Thank Michael Broussard for that smell of fresh crawfish that filled the air Saturday in Riverview. Hundreds followed their noses to the FishHawk/Riverview Rotary Crawfish Festival at…

Have a chuckle, help a vet at Riverview comedy show

Have a chuckle, help a vet at Riverview comedy show

By KEVIN BRADY Looking for a chuckle? The Bucs are not playing, but there will still be some laughs to be had when The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, hosts…

Stanley, Elmira and Chuff Chuff get a visit from Bay Area Arbor / Gleaners

Stanley, Elmira and Chuff Chuff get a visit from Bay Area Arbor / Gleaners

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN They came out for dinner, live music and to visit a grizzly bear named Stanley and a tiger named Chuff Chuff, among many other animals. The members…

Letter to the Editor: April 23, 2015

Dear Editor, The growing national debate on creating and adopting a fair and reasonable immigration policy for all Americans has caused me to conduct some historical research and I would…

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