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Gas leak closes portion of Providence Road in Riverview

Providence Road in Riverview is shut down just north of Bloomingdale Avenue in both directions due to a gas leak.
Published: 10/23/14
Ruskin food truck offers unique menu options

Ruskin food truck offers unique menu options

Armed with a willingness to risk lunch on something new, I recently drove over to Ruskin to check out JP Dacey’s Original Spiedies – a new food truck on Shell Point Road.
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/23/14
It’s all about food, community at Ruskin Seafood Fest

It’s all about food, community at Ruskin Seafood Fest

RUSKIN – Hordes of people are expected to descend into South Shore the weekend of Nov. 1-2 for Ruskin's signature community celebration – the annual Ruskin Seafood Festival. It's a weekend where more than 25,000 visitors will seek their f...
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/23/14
Vendors sought for holiday fundraiser for library attack victim

Vendors sought for holiday fundraiser for library attack victim

RIVERVIEW – She’s come a long way in the six years since she was raped, beaten and left for dead outside the Bloomingdale Regional Library on April 24, 2008.
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/22/14

HOPE brings people together to solve community issues

TAMPA — HOPE, the Hillsborough Organiza- tion for Progress and Equality, comprised of members of 17 faith communities, has worked since 1988 to promote justice, fairness and dignity for all people in Hillsborough County....
Published: 10/22/14
Budget Self Storage collects items to help human-trafficking survivors

Budget Self Storage collects items to help human-trafficking survivors

Cutting a ribbon and sharing cake are a few of the lighthearted traditions associated with the grand opening of a business, but Budget Self Storage is also choosing to draw attention to the more weighty issue of human trafficking.
Published: 10/22/14

Community band announces fall schedule

BRANDON — The Eastern Hills- borough Community Band, a 60-piece concert band, has released its fall concert schedule.
Published: 10/22/14
Deputies save Pomeranian caught in couch

Deputies save Pomeranian caught in couch

Teddy, a 5-pound, 7-month-old parti-colored Pomeranian, was rescued from the jaws of an electric recliner Sept. 29 by two Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies.
Published: 10/22/14

Brandon Foundation to celebrate 11 years of service

When local families have their lives turned upside down, the Brandon Foundation is there to get them back on their feet.
Published: 10/22/14

Hillsborough County invests in drowning prevention

BRANDON — In an effort to reduce youth drowning deaths and increase jobs, the Hillsborough County board of commissioners voted to give $800,000 to the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center.
Published: 10/22/14