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Letters: July 3, 2014

Dear Editor: No matter what improvements are made to our community here in SCC, the elephant in the room will always be the dated look of the SCC Shopping Plaza.…

Meeting the world’s most famous man and why you should give ‘football’ a chance

Meeting the world’s most famous man and why you should give ‘football’ a chance

By KEVIN BRADY Note to readers: I will be referring to “football,” not soccer, throughout this column. When NFL players start playing their game with their feet, I will start…

$1.64M addition to Gardenville Recreation Center targets Dec. 31 for completion

$1.64M addition to Gardenville Recreation Center targets Dec. 31 for completion

By PENNY FLETCHER A $1.64 million county project of the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department approved last year is well on the way to completion. Workers think the new gymnasium…

Trailblazing Kings Point attorney inducted into Swimming Hall of Fame

Trailblazing Kings Point attorney inducted into Swimming Hall of Fame

By KEVIN BRADY As much at home in a courtroom as the pool, award-winning attorney Sandra Bucha is now a member of the elite International Swimming Hall of Fame. “It’s…

‘Tasty’ Riverview Chamber luncheon draws more than 250

By KEVIN BRADY A room full of culinary delights drew more than 250 people to the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week at The Regent. A Taste of…

Training intends to lower drowning deaths

Training intends to lower drowning deaths

By PENNY FLETCHER Members of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and the county’s Fire Rescue department are hoping a pilot program they’ve started will spread throughout the state. “Drowning…

Team Home Depot helps clean up Hackney Cemetery

Team Home Depot helps clean up Hackney Cemetery

By KEVIN BRADY There’s a quiet satisfaction in Bob Sneed’s voice as he brushes the mildew from the headstone of a long-forgotten grave of a child who died at birth…

Florida summer crime

Florida summer crime

By LIA MARTIN Reported in Florida, crime statistics between 2012 and 2013 show a 3.8 percent drop in overall crime offenses committed. In 2012, there were 725,987 crime offenses committed;…

Riverview High parents group offers innovative way to raise funds

Riverview High parents group offers innovative way to raise funds

By KEVIN BRADY School may be out and the kids running around like banshees but members of the Riverview High Parent Teacher Student Association are already thinking about school. And…

Independence Day: Little-known facts

Independence Day: Little-known facts

By LIA MARTIN On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, though the colonies actually legally separated themselves on July 2, when…