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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.
Updated one month ago

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....
Updated one month ago
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.
Updated one month ago
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.
Updated one month ago
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.
Updated one month ago

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.
Updated one month ago
Bertha Saladino, who helped found baseball tournament, dies at 84

Bertha Saladino, who helped found baseball tournament, dies at 84

BRANDON — Bertha Saladino, who was a fixture in the Hillsborough County high school baseball community for nearly four decades and who helped found the annual Saladino Baseball Tournament, died Sunday. She was 84....
Updated one month ago

Passenger killed in single-car crash in Riverview

A Riverview woman was killed this morning when she was a passenger of a car that lost control on a curve and struck a tree.
Updated one month ago
Show highlights vintage postcard art

Show highlights vintage postcard art

Long before email and social media, postcards provided a way to keep in touch with brief messages written on the back of images illustrating everything from exotic vacation spots to kittens.
Updated one month ago
Salons by JC opens at Lithia Crossing in Valrico

Salons by JC opens at Lithia Crossing in Valrico

VALRICO — Situated in the Lithia Crossing shopping center at the southwest corner of Lithia Pinecrest Road and Bloomingdale Avenue, the Salons by JC has opened, offering mini-suites leased to independent beauty and wellness professionals....
Updated one month ago