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New Big Bend YMCA preparing to open for summer camp

New Big Bend YMCA preparing to open for summer camp

GIBSONTON – Kids ages 5 to 15 will be among the first South Shore residents to try out the new YMCA on Old Big Bend Road during the facility’s inaugural summer camp.
Published: 03/31/15
Updated: 04/02/15
Get out on the water and catch some fish

Get out on the water and catch some fish

It’s April and spring is in full swing. Few could argue there’s a better place to be right now than in central Florida. Mid-April brings the best fishing of the year to the South Shore area of Tampa Bay. As the water temperatures rise i...
Published: 03/31/15
Motorcycle rodeo to benefit My Warrior’s Place

Motorcycle rodeo to benefit My Warrior’s Place

APOLLO BEACH – Motorcycle enthusiasts will have an opportunity to test their riding skills when My Warrior’s Place hosts its first Rockin’ Rodeo April 11 at The Oasis, 250 Apollo Beach Blvd. The event will feature fun motorcycle ...
Published: 03/31/15
Old church faces new challenges to stay relevant to congregants

Old church faces new challenges to stay relevant to congregants

RUSKIN – For more than six decades the steeple of the Northside Baptist Church has been a beacon for residents and travelers alike along the South Shore stretch of U.S. 41.
Published: 03/31/15
High Hopes offers PACE girls encouragement

High Hopes offers PACE girls encouragement

EAST TAMPA — High Hopes in High Heels, a group of professional women who volunteer in the community, recently provided an afternoon of education and fun for 37 students at the PACE Center for Girls Hillsborough.
Published: 03/25/15
Updated: 03/27/15
South Shore’s premier art showcase draws large crowds

South Shore’s premier art showcase draws large crowds

Thousands of visitors headed to E.G. Simmons Park recently for the 23rd Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts. Organizers said this year’s new venue was popular among artists, exhibitors and visitors alike.
Published: 03/25/15
Updated: 03/26/15
East Bay softball coach celebrates 18 years, 300 wins

East Bay softball coach celebrates 18 years, 300 wins

GIBSONTON – His office, nestled behind the East Bay High School softball field, is like a time capsule spanning nearly two decades of triumphs by the Indians softball team.
Published: 03/25/15

Health advisories issued at four Hillsborough beaches

Health advisories were issued Wednesday at four Hillborough County beaches based on criteria for bacteria levels recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Published: 03/25/15
Green breakfast smoothies: ready, set, vrooom

Green breakfast smoothies: ready, set, vrooom

Even though whirring blender blades make enough noise to drown out a helicopter landing on our roof, my favorite breakfast for eons has been smoothies. The recipes have easily adapted to suit my diet as it has evolved.
Published: 03/25/15
Camp Bayou hosts Pi in the sky spring event

Camp Bayou hosts Pi in the sky spring event

RUSKIN – Every spring, Camp Bayou hosts an open house, and this year’s event appropriately fell on March 14. At exactly 9:26 a.m. (and 53 seconds), Camp Bayou and the rest of the Eastern Time Zone celebrated National Pi Day, a recogniti...
Published: 03/25/15