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New and seasoned actors follow the yellow brick road to Oz

New and seasoned actors follow the yellow brick road to Oz

VALRICO — Dorothy, Toto and friends will not be in Kansas anymore when the Village Players present the classic musical “The Wizard of Oz” at 7 p.m. July 31, 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 3 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 in the James McCabe...
Published: 07/22/15
Fire destroys Riverview mobile home; pets killed

Fire destroys Riverview mobile home; pets killed

A fire destroyed a mobile home in Riverview this afternoon.
Published: 07/21/15

Bicyclist, 43, struck and killed by car on U.S. 301 in Riverview

A 43-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car and killed as he attempted to cross U.S. 301 in Riverview early Tuesday, troopers said.
Published: 07/21/15
Cricket league officially begins play at Seffner’s Evans Park

Cricket league officially begins play at Seffner’s Evans Park

SEFFNER — The Tampa Cricket League has been looking for more than a decade for a place to call home, and now it has one.
Updated one month ago
Goodbye boring greens, hello fun, summer salads

Goodbye boring greens, hello fun, summer salads

Special Correspondent
Updated one month ago
Victory gardens are here to stay

Victory gardens are here to stay

I’ve always hesitated to mention that my first garden was a Victory garden because that would definitely show my age. But something happened just recently that made a great difference.
Updated one month ago
The sky is no limit for teen rocket enthusiast

The sky is no limit for teen rocket enthusiast

RIVERVIEW – Chris Nilsen got the bug for designing and building rockets after participating in a Mad Science program in the 5th grade. Over the seven years since, he’s made 40 different projectiles of different shapes and sizes –...
Updated one month ago
Woman helping others pursue the American dream

Woman helping others pursue the American dream

LUTZ — When Cielo Magdalena Gomez Lopez — who goes simply by Cielo Gomez — immigrated to the United States from Chiapas, Mexico, she was looking to achieve the American dream. But she found something else....
Updated one month ago
Grand Marshal Elam: ‘It’s been a great ride’

Grand Marshal Elam: ‘It’s been a great ride’

BRANDON — Attorney B. Lee Elam is known for his sign at the corner of Lumsden Road and Parsons Avenue, the annual starting point for the Greater Brandon Fourth of July Parade, for which Elam this year served as grand marshal....
Updated one month ago
Fourth of July parade a Brandon tradition for close to 60 years

Fourth of July parade a Brandon tradition for close to 60 years

As director of the Bloomingdale High School Rajun’ Bull Marching Band, Jon Sever gives a simple reason for his students’ ongoing involvement in the Greater Brandon Fourth of July Parade.
Updated one month ago