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Bradenton’s Village of the Arts gets revitalized!

Bradenton’s Village of the Arts gets revitalized!

By ANDREA SHAY WRITER / PHOTOGRAPHER June 2, 2016 — Bradenton’s eclectic community known as the Village of the Arts has seen a recent renaissance due to an influx of…

Parrish farm provides local produce for Anna Maria Island restaurants

Parrish farm provides local produce for Anna Maria Island restaurants

By CARL MARIO NUDI June 2, 2016 — Foodies around the world want to be part of the local food movement where local food producers are connected directly to local…

In a changing America, honor and remembrance remain

In a changing America, honor and remembrance remain

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN June 2, 2016 — Those left behind stood for those who have gone before us. Men, women, even a handful of children stood while the names of…

SCC Home Depot donates $7K in goods for Ruskin VFW improvements

SCC Home Depot donates $7K in goods for Ruskin VFW improvements

By LISA STARK June 2, 2016 — If you walk into the main entrance of The Home Depot in Sun City Center, you might notice a large display that reads…

Steve Adams treks Appalachian Trail from end to end

Steve Adams treks Appalachian Trail from end to end

By CARL MARIO NUDI June 2, 2016 — You can imagine walking the Appalachian Trail from beginning to end would be a very physically demanding feat. But to Parrish resident…

Former Motown musician brings his music to Firehouse Cultural Center June 12

Former Motown musician brings his music to Firehouse Cultural Center June 12

By PENNY FLETCHER June 2, 2016 — Eddie Watkins Jr.’s love of music started when he was 7. That was the year his grandmother bought him a piano. He took…

Serenity Meadows hosts annual Memorial Day service

Serenity Meadows hosts annual Memorial Day service

By LOIS KINDLE June 2, 2016 — A ceremony honoring the country’s fallen drew about 150 residents to Serenity Meadows Memorial Park in Riverview last Monday. The Memorial Day Service of…

The Longest Day to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

The Longest Day to benefit Alzheimer’s Association

By LISA STARK June 2, 2016 — Fun and fundraising converge in Sun City Center as two bridge clubs don purple and unite in celebrating The Longest Day — an…

The end-of-year celebration for Title VII was a day of recognition for many

The end-of-year celebration for Title VII  was a day of recognition for many

By PENNY FLETCHER June 2, 2016 — May 14 was a day of awards and giving thanks to many for their service, taking place at Redhawk Ranch Native American Retreat…

Money changing hands in local honorary mayor’s race

Money changing hands in local honorary mayor’s race

By LOIS KINDLE June 2, 2016 — Five members of the local business community are currently glad-handing for cash to help them become Riverview’s next honorary mayor. As the race…