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Riverview gears up for March 21 Relay for Life

Riverview gears up for March 21 Relay for Life

By KEVIN BRADY Supporters of the Relay for Life in Riverview and Gibsonton don’t just talk the talk when it comes to supporting one of the area’s largest and fun-filled…

Dr. Hal Ott Launches “Canine Carnival”

Dr. Hal Ott Launches “Canine Carnival”

By LISA STARK Veterinarian, humanitarian, philanthropist and community leader, Dr. Hal Ott is clearly a man who never stops seeking worthy endeavors. Glance at the wall of memorabilia that graces…

The beach is coming back to Apollo Beach!

The beach is coming back to Apollo Beach!

By KEVIN BRADY Dredging for a project to bring a beach back to Apollo Beach is set to begin next month. “We are bringing the beach back to Apollo Beach,”…

Next week, FCC offers the art and science of tech with robotics class

Next week, FCC offers the art and science of tech with robotics class

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Beginning next week, on March 18, ten or more young people will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with some fun, cool and serious tech in…

Artist Leoma Lovegrove brings vibrant color, brilliant energy to SCC

Artist Leoma Lovegrove brings vibrant color, brilliant energy to SCC

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The atmosphere was nearly that of a Jimmy Buffet concert, with dozens of people, almost all women, wearing beautifully painted shirts in mostly tropical colors. Indeed, in…

Homewood Residence thanks South Bay volunteers with lunch, fashion show

Homewood Residence thanks South Bay volunteers with lunch, fashion show

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Last Wednesday, Homewood Residence at Freedom Plaza held an appreciation luncheon for its volunteers from South Bay Hospital. “A wonderful time was had by the more than…

“All the King’s Women” opens this week

“All the King’s Women” opens this week

All the King’s Women, a production by the Pelican Players, begins Thursday, March 12, and continues March 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., with a 1:30 p.m. matinee on March…

Firehouse Cultural Center offered unique opportunity for aspiring South County authors

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN During its Spring Forward Writers Week last week, the Firehouse Cultural Center offered aspiring South County authors a unique opportunity: the chance to discuss their work and…

Letter to the Editor: March 12, 2015

In response to last week’s article re: the high-speed ferry Dear Editor, The Schultz Preserve is our “canary in the mine.” Our Tampa Bay Watershed is our jewel; we must…

Obituaries: March 12, 2015

Jane J. Abramowski Jane J. Abramowski, 90, passed away in Sun City Center on February 22, 2015.  She was born in June 1924, to Vincent and Wanda (Okula) Gorzelski and…