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‘Feats of amazement’ mark annual Gibtown BikeFest

‘Feats of amazement’ mark annual Gibtown BikeFest

RIVERVIEW – It was all in the family for vendors, performers and concessionaires at the annual Gibtown BikeFest at the International Independent Showmen’s Club in Riverview.
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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.
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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.
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Medical complex replaces former Borders bookstore in Brandon

Medical complex replaces former Borders bookstore in Brandon

Ongoing construction at the entrance to Brandon Parkway, and the eastern entrance to the Westfield Brandon shopping mall, is turning a long-vacant bookstore into a vast medical office complex.
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National tour strengthens girl’s acting resolve

National tour strengthens girl’s acting resolve

RIVERVIEW – On stage at age 3 with her mother in the Village Players production of “Neverland” in Valrico, Caroline Howard got her hands on a water gun, as her mother sang in a trio of mermaids, her preschooler seated beside her....
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What we can learn from one another at all ages

She was a beautiful young woman in a black and white bikini when she approached me at the children’s swimming pool. We were on a vacation cruise with family, and I was watching our two granddaughters play in the water.
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Sun City Center Chamber hosts annual awards gala

Sun City Center Chamber hosts annual awards gala

SUN CITY CENTER – With its new chairman’s theme, “Dare to Dream, Strive to Achieve,” the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce recently kicked off the new year by honoring the best of the year left behind. One-hundred-a...
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Rain barrels save water, plants and frustration

Rain barrels save water, plants and frustration

Everyone who lives in Hillsborough County can take a class at the extension office and be given one, free rain barrel per family to take home. The classes are offered monthly, but you must call and register at (813) 744-5519 because the class size is...
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Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful tackles cigarette butt litter Receptacle installation targets problem at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful tackles cigarette butt litter Receptacle installation targets problem at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful is participating in a national program to install ash receptacles, promote education and reduce the impact of cigarette butt litter through the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.
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The new year brings some cooler weather

The new year brings some cooler weather

Last year ended with record temperatures and some awesome fishing. As late as December, I found myself fishing spots that we typically fish in October. I guess the fish didn’t get the memo. They simply go by water temperature and bait.
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