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Riverview man hosting golf tournament to fund mobile shower unit for homeless

Riverview man hosting golf tournament to fund mobile shower unit for homeless

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT For the past couple of years, ever since he hatched the idea of starting a nonprofit to help people in his community, Clyde Jensen has been…

Children dig gardening at Kids ‘R’ Kids

Children dig gardening at Kids ‘R’ Kids

By LOIS KINDLE It’s part of the culture at Kids ‘R’ Kids Southshore to provide children with experiential learning opportunities. So when owners Carrie Elwell and her husband, Kevin, opened…

Day spa owner pursues her dreams to make others feel better

Day spa owner pursues her dreams to make others feel better

By CARL MARIO NUDI When business was slow during Nicole Deitrick’s first year as a massage therapist, she would look out the window and dream of the perfect studio for…

SCC CA Veterans Photo Project reaches 500th milestone

SCC CA Veterans Photo Project reaches 500th milestone

By PHYLLIS HODGES A milestone in the Sun City Center Community Association Veterans Photo Project was reached at the last photo session in June. (They start again in September.)  Bill…

Calvary Lutheran hosting Food on the Run 5K to benefit Community Cupboard

Calvary Lutheran hosting Food on the Run 5K to benefit Community Cupboard

By LOIS KINDLE Tens of thousands of low-income residents haven’t had to go hungry in the seven years since Calvary Lutheran Church opened its all-volunteer food pantry on College Avenue…

Runners and walkers inaugurate Fort Hamer Bridge

Runners and walkers inaugurate Fort Hamer Bridge

Chamber fundraiser offers affordable, all-inclusive adventure trip to China

Chamber fundraiser offers affordable, all-inclusive adventure trip to China

By LOIS KINDLE Ever wondered what it would be like to visit China’s Forbidden City or walk along a stretch of its 4,000-mile Great Wall? How about Tiananmen Square, its…

Fort Hamer Bridge opening has rain delay; but only for vehicles

Fort Hamer Bridge opening has rain delay; but only for vehicles

Bridge opening delayed until Sept. 23 but the race will go on as planned on Aug. 26. By CARL MARIO NUDI All of the rain Manatee County has been experiencing…

Local chef wants to bring folks back to the table

Local chef wants to bring folks back to the table

By LOIS KINDLE Joe Gregory has a simple business plan for his new company, To The Table Catering. Honor God, bring families together and help people. Originally from New York,…

Little Manatee River State Park has new manager

Little Manatee River State Park has new manager

By LOIS KINDLE One of southern Hillsborough County’s hidden treasures is under new management these days. In March, Patti Cross, a 17-year employee of the Florida Park Service, replaced Park…