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Manatee Heritage Days 2016: Events offered throughout the month

Every Day: De Soto National Memorial’s Living History program at Camp Uzita reveals Spanish and Native American life in 16th century Florida. Daily programs from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM,…

Safe at Home IV: ‘Don’t tell Mo I proposed’

Safe at Home IV: ‘Don’t tell Mo I proposed’

By JIMMY CURTIS Fourth in a series “This is such a lovely area. I love it,” Joy said, as I drove her down Kings Boulevard, with its green manicured median…

Dr. King’s dream fulfilled by 120 third-graders at Corr Elementary

Dr. King’s dream fulfilled by 120 third-graders at Corr Elementary

By PENNY FLETCHER The 12 third-grade students sitting on stage at Corr Elementary School Jan. 22 had hair and skin of many different colors. The large room was filled with…

Food drive benefitting local pantries hoping for bumper year

Food drive benefitting local pantries hoping for bumper year

By KEVIN BRADY Organizers of the Have a Heart Caring Castle community-wide food drive, now in its third year benefitting local pantries, are hoping to exceed the 2015 total by…

Riverview VFW Post 8108: River Rats — The meaning behind the name

Riverview VFW Post 8108: River Rats — The meaning behind the name

By LISA STARK When you hear the term “River Rats,” what comes to your mind? That was the question posed by members of the Riverview VFW Post 8108 at their…

School buses begin their return to county parks

School buses begin their return to county parks

By PENNY FLETCHER   Children and youth from Hillsborough County schools can once again take advantage of the after-school and summer programs provided by the parks department. The Department of…

South Shore Symphony Orchestra launches spring season

South Shore Symphony Orchestra launches spring season

By LISA STARK The South Shore Symphony Orchestra presented their  “Love is in the Air” Concert on  Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Sun City Center United Community Church, kicking off…

Threading the eye of a storm needle

Threading the eye of a storm needle

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN While I slept fitfully, yet warm and comfortable, through North Carolina, five people lost their lives on that state’s highways. It was the beginning of an epic…

Joint effort feeds hungry students for “Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service”

Joint effort feeds hungry students for “Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service”

By PENNY FLETCHER “Backpacks on a Mission” is a year-round project, but Jan. 16 it was all about a $5,000 grant from the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.…

Local resident swims for diabetic kids

Local resident swims for diabetic kids

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Don Smith will turn 67. And, as in the past, he plans to celebrate by swimming 300 continuous lengths to raise funds for children who have…

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