Saturday, April 27, 2013
Generation Food Truck was on hand at the Winthrop Pole Barn in Riverview, where Candy Gomez talked about her family's business to promote food trucks and food-truck festivals and events.
Her husband a former member of a rock band, Candy Gomez now spends her time with him on the road, in a truck, promoting food trucks at events and festivals throughout the Tampa Bay area, including at the Winthrop Pole Barn in Riveriview last night, April 26. There, as part of a Yelp festival, Gomez talked about her family's Not Your Ordinary Food Truck and their subsequent launch seven months ago of Generation Food Truck, a promotion, booking, festival coordinating and consulting business for food-truck operators. The aim is to impress upon the masses that "The Food Revolution Is Here" while working with area businesses, charities and non-profit organizations to stage marketing and fundraising events, festivals and promotions. Generation…
Friday, April 26, 2013
This 2013 photograph of workers on the job was captured Thursday, April 26.
Where are these workers busy on the job in Riverview? We'll give you a hint: They're in an area some folks refer to as Brandon, as evidenced by a park's nearby sign. Also, a community featuring a charter school is just down the road. Between the workers and this school is one of the area's most busiest thoroughfares. ______________ Care to guess? Give us your answer in the comment box below. ______________
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce's April 23 luncheon was sponsored by the Riverview High School Athletic Booster Club at The Regent. There, principal Robert "Bob" Heilmann talked about the school's history and achievements.
Riverview High School Principal Robert "Bob" Heilmann acknowledged at the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week that his school, indeed, has had many accolades and accomplishments. As principal, he added, "I just drive the bus," after which he applauded the work of teachers, students, parents, coaches, school administrators and groups and organizations, including Angela Slater, who this year registered her 500th win as a high school softball coach in Hillsborough County. Heilmann said he hoped the business leaders knew what was "going on at 11311 Boyette Road, besides the traffic jams," in reference to the school's address and the ongoing road-widening construction from FishHawk Boulevard through Boyette Road. "…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Riverview High School teacher Angela Slater was recognized at the April 2013 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce meeting for her 500th win as a softball coach in Hillsborough County.
Angela Slater was one of the many people singled out at the April 23 membership luncheon of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by the Riverview High School Athletic Booster Club. Slater's claim to fame is that this year she won her 500th victory as a softball coach in Hillsborough County, where she has been teaching for 28 years, including the first 13 at Brandon High and the next 15 at Riverview. The milestone win came March 26 at East Bay High School, where the Riverview Sharks, trailing with two outs in the final inning, scored a 9-6 victory after a three-run homer by Jordan Phillips. "I was always involved in athletics," said Slater, a physical education teacher, who attended Pensacola Junior College and the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
As always, keep your eyes open for new traffic patterns, and road closures, along Boyette Road.
Traffic-patttern changes are nothing new for gridlock-weary motorists along Boyette Road as construction work continues. A sign along the route, near Bells Shoals Road, announces the work that is ongoing near and on Sedgebrook Drive. The sign, as noted Sunday, April 21, notes that the road is closed and that new traffic patterns start April 25. Hillsborough County officials place online announcements about constrution on local roads. The latest update, posted April 16, notes the following items of interest to drivers in the Bloomingdale-Riverview and Greater Brandon area: ______________ Hillsborough County Road Closures (Last updated, April 16, 2013. Note that changes can be made on a daily basis.)
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Plan ahead for the 2013 St. Spring Jubilee at St. Stephen Catholic School with this collection of photographs, shot Saturday, April 13, at the festival in Riverview.
Going to the 2013 Spring Jubilee at St. Stephen Catholic School in Riverview? Plan ahead with this collection of photographs or click through for a remembrance of what you saw and did on the fesitval grounds in Riverview. ______________ Share as well your photos of the 2013 St. Stephen Spring Jubilee, using the "upload" button above. Post your reviews in the comment box below. ______________
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The 12th annual Spring Jubilee is set to run April 11 to 14 on the grounds of St. Stephen Catholic School in Riverview.
The 12th annual Spring Jubilee opens today, April 11, at the St. Stephen Catholic School in Riverivew, at 10424 St. Stephen Circle, west of Bell Shoals Road and FishHawk Boulevard. St. Stephen, Edge and Life Teen variety shows are included in the first-day lineup of performers. Also at the Spring Jubilee: carnival rides, food, activities and free entertainment. As noted by the Spring Jubilee Web site, it's time to "experience a blast from the past carnival that offers a vintage feel with all the current community flair."\ Here's some key things to keep in mind: ______________ What's your favorite ride? The Zipper? The Orbiter? The giant carousel, lit at night? Let us know in the comment box below. And review the charts below for news you…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Listen to Riverview High School Principal Robert "Bob" Heilmann talk about the "culture of giving" as he celebrates with students and staff their national School Blood Drive Award.
Recognized for being an 8-gallon blood donor, Riverview High School principal Robert Heilmann received high praise from Mike Pratt of OneBlood Inc., who on April 4 heralded the school's 2013 receipt of the national School Blood Drive Award. "He just exudes leadership," Pratt said. "He's instilling a sense of community responsibility in these young people." At the April 4 celebration in the Riverview High School cafeteria, packed with students, teachers and staff, Heilmann offered a glimpse into the very real relationship he has with his community driven school community, including alumni and parents, which "over the past five years have generously given a total of 7,011 blood donations during the 25 blood drives held on campus," …
Representatives from the Haley House Fund talk about their cause and give thanks for the annual Nam Knights Westside Chapter charity pig roast fundraiser, held this year at Winthrop in Riverview on April 6.
For seven of the nine years the Haley House Fund has been in existence the Nam Knight Westside Chapter has held an annual pig roast fundraiser at Winthrop to raise funds for the fund's mission. "It's gone quite well," said Vietnam veteran Dave Braun, a former honrary mayor of Brandon, who heralded the Haley House Fund formation years ago at a Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Event. "We're all proud of doing what we're doing and for who we're doing it for, which are our most injured soldiers, at the James Haley Veterans Hospital. Our focus is on the families and friends of these soldiers, we put them up." Braun spoke his mind at the seventh annual charity pig roast fundraiser, held April 6 at the Winthrop Pole Barn in Riverview. "In my…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The seventh annual Nam Knights Westside Chapter charity pig roast aims to benefit the Haley House Fund and some law enforcement charities.
Members of the Nam Knights Westside Chapter were up early this morning, April 6, to prepare for the club's wildly popular annual fundriaser at Winthrop in Riverview, where pigs are roasted and dollars are raised to benefit the Haley House Fund and some law enforcement charities. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m., with food served until 4 p.m. The event features as well live music, beer and vendors. The fundraiser is at the Winthorp Pole Parn off Bloomingdale Avenue, between Watson and Providence roads. The cost to attend is $15. There was a $5 discount for tickets purchased in advance. Mary Ann Keckler, with the aid of Mary Ellen Harlan and Dr. Steven Scott, founded the Haley House Fund, a charity that houses and supports the families …