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Showmen’s Museum is right in our own backyard

Showmen’s Museum is right in our own backyard

‘Doc’ Rivera is resident historian  Gibsonton museum packs the past into lively, unique exhibition By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON They are affectionately referred to as “carnies” and “sideshow freaks.” In years…

The envelope please …

The envelope please …

Riverview readies to honor businesses of year By KEVIN BRADY It’s the Oscars of the Riverview business world, and hundreds of guests will be decked out for the red carpet Jan.…

New YMCA opens Jan. 10

New YMCA opens Jan. 10

YMCA expansion to open in January; reflects gold standard in construction design By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Riverview’s new YMCA on Old Big Bend Road is expected to receive LEED Gold…

Giving caregivers a much-needed break

Giving caregivers a much-needed break

Samaritan Alzheimer’s Auxiliary gives caregivers a much-needed break By LOIS KINDLE Dolores Berens has dedicated the past two decades helping those who care for others. Assisted by a small group…

Watercolor exhibit at ArtCenter Manatee

Watercolor exhibit at ArtCenter Manatee

ArtCenter Manatee to host prestigious American Watercolor Society exhibition By CARL MARIO NUDI Living up to its reputation of being the premier center for visual arts in Manatee County, ArtCenter…

SCC Emergency Squad gift will buy 2 new ambulances

SCC Emergency Squad gift will buy 2 new ambulances

Swain bequest of $255,000 pays for two ambulances By PHYLLIS HODGES The Sun City Center Emergency Squad pays its bills solely from donations, so Chief Financial Officer Marty Gifford processes a…

Public schools graduation rate up; lead in water update

Public schools graduation rate up; lead in water update

Public schools reopen Jan. 8 County schools set graduation rate record as Spoto makes biggest jump By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON The Christmas and New Year holiday break is over for…

The dogs no one wanted

The dogs no one wanted

Rescue brings ‘new life’ to needy dogs By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Kris Prossen has a tough side hustle, one she conjured up herself three years ago out of need. She…

Meet Bill Andrew

Meet Bill Andrew

Riverview’s new honorary Mayor Bill Andrew Each year the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) oversees the election of a new honorary mayor. Thankfully, this does not require any pencil-filled…

Local Christian school celebrates 50 years

Local Christian school celebrates 50 years

Ruskin Christian School notes 50th anniversary Rumsey, Vanderveer, Alexander provide leadership for 271 students, 30 faculty and staff By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON “Let the little children come to Me, and…