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Dart league looking for new members

Dart league looking for new members

Indoor sports enthusiasts looking for some competition may find what they’re looking for with the North Tampa Dart Association (NTDA), which is seeking men and women players for its 2016 season.
Published: 01/27/16
Paint the Town event gives area a makeover

Paint the Town event gives area a makeover

UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY AREA — In neighborhood after neighborhood, clusters of volunteers convened to pay forward their good fortunes in life to residents whose lives contain few.
Published: 01/27/16
Airborne first responders prepare for the unthinkable

Airborne first responders prepare for the unthinkable

TAMPA — When a plane crashes, it triggers a rapid sequence of events for rescue agencies. The impact turns on an onboard emergency locator transmitter which sends a distress signal to a search-and-rescue satellite system that is monitored worl...
Published: 01/27/16
‘Wall of Death’ marks annual Gibtown BikeFest

‘Wall of Death’ marks annual Gibtown BikeFest

RIVERVIEW — Not far from Brandon, the history of the American carnival is showcased and celebrated, at the annual International Independent Showmen’s Club and museum in Riverview.
Published: 01/27/16
Neighbors, business partners fuse Greek, Cuban cuisine

Neighbors, business partners fuse Greek, Cuban cuisine

VALRICO — After rebranding their café, Brandon next-door neighbors Elia Kallas and Norman Harris plan to franchise their Cuban and Greek fusion concept.
Published: 01/27/16

Awards highlight neighborhoods conference

TAMPA — This year’s Hillsborough County Neighborhoods Conference, free and open to the public, is scheduled for a new venue and a new track aimed for youths, including a $2,000 award for a neighborhood-driven project....
Published: 01/27/16
Take these steps for creating a smoother smoothie

Take these steps for creating a smoother smoothie

For the past year or more, the first thing I’ve done every morning is take a bike ride around the neighborhood. It’s exhilarating to pedal through the streets in the quiet dawn when motorists aren’t out there clogging things up.
Published: 01/27/16
Every home needs an aloe plant

Every home needs an aloe plant

Today, you can buy aloe soap, aloe lotion, aloe capsules and many other aloe products. Many of them are good. But in my opinion the real thing, the way God made it to serve us freely, is much better.
Published: 01/27/16
Chamber names top citizen for Riverview community

Chamber names top citizen for Riverview community

RIVERVIEW – As an individual who best “represents the spirit of the Riverview community,” veteran Joe Eletto received the prestigious 2015 Citizen of the Year award from the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce.
Published: 01/27/16

Brandon ties remembered as Riverview chamber turns 50

RIVERVIEW – The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce is set to celebrate a yearlong observation of its 50th anniversary, as its deep ties to the Brandon community takes center stage in historical remembrances.
Published: 01/27/16