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RiverStone Church pantry helps mom break cycle of poverty

RiverStone Church pantry helps mom break cycle of poverty

By KEVIN BRADY In between jobs and trying to feed five children, a local mom found food and faith at RiverStone Church in Gibsonton. With a 30-day notice that she…

HCC SouthShore student comes home to teach

HCC SouthShore student comes home to teach

By PENNY FLETCHER Jovina Varrati didn’t grow up surrounded by fairy tales or children’s books. Her home was filled with textbooks on anatomy, biology, microbiology and math. That’s because her…

Calling all musicians: WPHX is broadcasting in Ruskin

Calling all musicians: WPHX is broadcasting in Ruskin

By LISA STARK They had a tower, a tiny studio and a Big Idea. The fact that they had no money was definitely an obstacle, but one they could overcome…

An angel in a snowstorm

An angel in a snowstorm

By LISA STARK He didn’t have wings or a halo, but the man in the puffy black coat who emerged out of the snowstorm that night sure looked like an…

Peg Leg Pirates: a Krewe with a Kause

Peg Leg Pirates: a Krewe with a Kause

By LISA STARK Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate celebrated their 12th year at the Gasparilla Parade last weekend in Tampa, sporting a newly renovated float complete with…

Red tape and lack of funding keep Ruskin bridge, road closed

Red tape and lack of funding keep Ruskin bridge, road closed

By PENNY FLETCHER Driving by the barricades keeping cars off 24th Street in Ruskin, you can’t see any reason not to use the road. Everything looks clear, ready to go.…

Nothing ‘shabby’ about Shabby Shack

Nothing ‘shabby’ about Shabby Shack

By PENNY FLETCHER Walking into the South Shore Shabby Shack is like stepping back in time. Since opening the business a little more than a year ago as a venue…

The 2016 Gasparilla Parade!

The 2016 Gasparilla Parade!

By LISA STARK Gasparilla 2016 was a shutterbug’s feast as thousands of colorful pirates, princesses and party people took over Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard in Saturday’s Pirate Parade. With perfect weather,…

Winthrop Arts has ambitious plans to create new arts mecca

By KEVIN BRADY With dancers, balletic aerial gymnasts, music, food, interactive arts displays and a performance by homegrown Broadway singer Dan’yelle Williamson that brought the house down, one thing is…

Manatee RV Park shows true colors

Manatee RV Park shows true colors

By CHERE SIMMONS Patriotism is alive and well at Manatee RV Park in Ruskin. Upon entering the park’s recreation hall Jan. 27, it could have easily been mistaken for a…

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