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Great winter, great spring in the garden

Great winter, great spring in the garden

Never has my garden had some much color. Since we moved here in 1987, it’s the first time I haven’t had to cover or move plants over the winter. The extra rain helped, too.
Updated: 2 months ago
Sharks’ wrestler is Riverview High’s first state champion

Sharks’ wrestler is Riverview High’s first state champion

RIVERVIEW – Riverview High School Coach William Sargable says wrestling is a beautiful sport where, no matter if you win or lose, there is no one to point a finger at besides yourself. And he’s proud that one of his outstanding wrestler...
Updated: 2 months ago
Coffee & Art Festival’s publicity page goes viral for organizers

Coffee & Art Festival’s publicity page goes viral for organizers

BRANDON — When Thom Schultz of Brandon put up the Facebook event page for the first Tampa Bay Coffee & Art Festival, he didn’t realize it would go viral.
Updated: 2 months ago
Riverview business owners help maintain U.S. 301 medians

Riverview business owners help maintain U.S. 301 medians

Special to the Tribune
Updated: 2 months ago
Portillo’s Brandon opening draws hundreds of Chicago transplants

Portillo’s Brandon opening draws hundreds of Chicago transplants

BRANDON — Donning Blackhawks jerseys and Cubs caps, hundreds of transplanted Chicagoans lined up outside the new Portillo’s Tuesday to get a taste of home — Italian beef, loaded Chicago-style hot dogs and what they call the best ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Portillo’s opens in Brandon as hundreds attend invitation-only sneak peek

Portillo’s opens in Brandon as hundreds attend invitation-only sneak peek

BRANDON — Ask Skateland of Brandon owners John and Lori Pate about Portillo’s, the new restaurant at the corner of State Road 60 and Lakewood Drive, and their faces light up with huge smiles.
Updated: 2 months ago

Toddler killed, teen and woman critical after Hillsborough crash

A crash on U.S. 301 in Riverview on Saturday night left a 1-year-old boy dead and a 14-year-old girl in critical condition.
Updated: 3 months ago
More fallen veterans slated to be honored

More fallen veterans slated to be honored

TAMPA – More flags will be added in April to the Field of Honor at Hillsborough County’s Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Museum in Tampa, recognizing the ultimate sacrifice of fallen heroes this year through Ma...
Updated: 3 months ago

Crash closes WB lanes on State Road 60 in Plant City

Westbound lanes are closed on State Road 60, between Turkey Creek Road and Dover Road in Plant City, following a crash.
Updated: 3 months ago
Cancer survivor to walk 30 miles to help others

Cancer survivor to walk 30 miles to help others

BRANDON — Melanie Salava, a stage-three breast-cancer survivor, plans to walk 30 miles today at Westfield Brandon to raise awareness and funds for the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation.
Updated: 3 months ago