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Riverview Chamber ‘Celebrates the Gold’ at annual membership, awards dinner

Riverview Chamber ‘Celebrates the Gold’ at annual membership, awards dinner

By KEVIN BRADY Joe Eletto was one of more than 350 guests who turned out Jan. 15 at The Regent in Riverview for the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Annual…

The 2016 Gibtown Bike Fest

The 2016 Gibtown Bike Fest

By LISA STARK An estimated 30,000 bike fans showed up for the annual Gibtown Bike Fest held Jan. 15-17, sponsored by the International Independent Showmen’s Association and approximately 150 volunteers…

Obituaries: January 21, 2016

Sebrone Denson Sebrone Denson, age 84, of the Berlin community of Marshall Co., Tenn., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Born in Sun City, Fla., Sebrone was a son of the…

Just a Thought

By JASON MARTIN I have an Art degree, so I must be a liberal Democrat. But I served in the U.S. Marine Corps, which demands right-wing Republican ideals. I truly…

Just a Thought

By JASON MARTIN Ruskin and surrounding areas, lend me your eyes. As I look at the upcoming presidential election, I have no preference as to a victor. Again I find…

Showmen revving up for Gibtown Bike Fest; expected to draw 30,000

Showmen revving up for Gibtown Bike Fest; expected to draw 30,000

By KEVIN BRADY Gibsonton will become motorcycle city this weekend, Jan. 15-17, when thousands of bike fans are expected for Gibtown Bike Fest. “We are the most unique motorcycle rally…

Manatee Festival of the Arts: call for entries

Manatee Festival of the Arts: call for entries

By LISA STARK Save the date! The 2016 24th annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts will take place March 12 and 13 at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin,…

Observations: Crossing roads, waving goodbye

Observations: Crossing roads, waving goodbye

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Perhaps it is such that the dead are milestones for the living. Rock star, actor, human transformer, and perhaps a man who really did fall to Earth,…

My Vision for America

My Vision for America

By PETER CHAN Voice of Democracy essay contest winner, VFW Post 4321, Tampa   My vision for America is simply the following: I envision an America that has returned to…

Small group has big dreams for South County performers

Small group has big dreams for South County performers

By PENNY FLETCHER It isn’t hard to picture Kathy Straub standing on a table singing “Ricochet Romance” — originally made famous by Theresa Brewer in 1953 — when she was…