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Obituaries for the week of May 27, 2021

Obituaries for the week of May 27, 2021

Thomas E. Gagnon Thomas E. Gagnon of Sun City Center, Fla., died, after a brief illness, on Friday, May 14, 2021. Born on Aug. 20, 1945, in Springfield, Mass., to…

Remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day

Remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day

Remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day By PHYLLIS HODGES Did You Know? If you asked people randomly about the true meaning of the upcoming holiday on Monday, May 31,…

Microirrigation in the landscape

Microirrigation in the landscape

Microirrigation in the landscape By LYNN BARBER Water is among our most valued resources. It is required for survival and is non-renewable at our current rate of consumption. The Florida…

ECHO highlights the need and showcases the effort at Winthrop appreciation breakfast

ECHO highlights the need and showcases the effort at Winthrop appreciation breakfast

LINDA CHION KENNEY Photos On site at the Barn Theatre at Winthrop in Riverview, for the May 19 breakfast to thank supporters, from left in front, Brian Goodhead, board member;…

Sumner, East Bay prevail in spring jamboree: Glorified practice session gives glimpse of fall football

Sumner, East Bay prevail in spring jamboree: Glorified practice session gives glimpse of fall football

Sumner, East Bay prevail in spring jamboree Glorified practice session gives glimpse of fall football   By STEVE JACKSON In soccer this type of match is referred to as “friendly.”…

2021 hurricane season to begin, forewarned is forearmed

2021 hurricane season to begin, forewarned is forearmed

2021 hurricane season to begin, forewarned is forearmed By LOIS KINDLE NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has said the odds favor another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year. There’s a 60%…

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS To mask or not to mask

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS To mask or not to mask

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS To mask or not to mask Lynne Conlan is executive director of the South Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce. Call her at 813-634-5111, or email lynne@southhillschamber.com. So…

Riverview chamber celebrates grand opening of its Winthrop offices

Riverview chamber celebrates grand opening of its Winthrop offices

Riverview chamber celebrates grand opening of its Winthrop offices   By LINDA CHION KENNEY Chamber officials and members were out in force to celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony the new…

Mental health support coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic

Mental health support coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic

Mental health support coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic By LINDA CHION KENNEY Hillsborough County school and government officials have taken steps to recognize May as National Mental Health Awareness…

WWII Veteran saluted on 100th birthday

WWII Veteran saluted on 100th birthday

WWII Veteran saluted on 100th birthday By PHYLLIS HODGES Veteran Elmer Mack had a spectacular 100th birthday on May 19. The community really exhibited its patriotic spirit with a parade…

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