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Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
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Dine out, help kids

In honor of Boys & Girls Clubs’ Club Week, the Riverview Buffalo Wild Wings location at 10607 Big Bend Road will host a Community Day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and donate 10 percent of its total sales to the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa, as part of the Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up for Kids initiative. The initiative helps bring sports to the lives of kids who may need it most, helping them be part of a team and teaching them sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership skills.

Banner sponsors needed

The Riverview High School football team is getting a head start by offering advertising opportunities to area businesses and organizations now for its 2014 season in an effort to ensure all banners are approved, created and hung in time for the first kick-off. The revenue created from such advertising goes directly to team needs, including equipment, activities, facility renovations and field maintenance. All support is greatly appreciated. For more information, email Coach Michael Thornton at michael.thornton@sdhc.k12.fl.us.

County to pay money for mercury

Hillsborough County residents can exchange hazardous mercury-containing devices for a $5 grocery store gift card at the Household Chemicals and Electronics Collection event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its South County Collection Site, 13000 U.S. 41 S., Gibsonton.

Examples of mercury-containing devices eligible for a Money 4 Mercury gift card include thermometers, thermostats and switches. No commercial or business-related waste will be accepted. Gift cards are limited to one per eligible vehicle, while supplies last.

Mercury-containing devices disposed of in a solid waste landfill or incinerator can contaminate the air, surface water and groundwater. Residents are encouraged to always properly recycle these devices at a hazardous materials collection site.

Funding for the event is provided in partnership with Covanta Hillsborough Inc. and through a $5,000 grant from the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission’s Pollution Recovery Fund.

For information about the event, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/Money4Mercury.

Residents may also bring other household chemicals and hazardous wastes to the collection event for proper disposal, including compact fluorescent bulbs, other light bulbs and batteries; however, these items are not eligible for a gift card.

Send items of community interest to lkindle@tampatrib.com. Please include a contact’s name and phone number.

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