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Jazz legend Arturo Sandoval to play Ritz Ybor tonight

Jazz legend Arturo Sandoval to play Ritz Ybor tonight

Tampa, FL -- Four-time Grammy winner and Jazz legend Arturo Sandoval is scheduled to perform at the Ritz Ybor tonight, Feb. 24.


Tickets start at $25 with the concert set to begin at 7 p.m.


You can read Sandoval's biography by clicking here.

What's new at the 2011 Strawberry Festival

What's new at the 2011 Strawberry Festival

Plant City, FL -- There's a few changes around the Festival grounds that you won't want to miss when you visit the Florida Strawberry Festival this year!

For starters, the Wish Farm Soundstage isn't just country this year; it's a little rock-n-roll and a little southern rock. Suite Caroline will have a FREE concert on Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m. Since this is Kid's Day and kids through high school age are admitted free to the festival, load up the car and bring'em to the concert. What a sweet treat that will be!

As you stroll down Ford Lane, you will notice the 2012 Ford Focus. Be sure to also check out the display that showcases the newly redesigned Ford Edge and Ford Explorer.

New Entertainment featured:

Local lawyer on a mission

Local lawyer on a mission

Westchase, Florida -- Westchase attorney Martin Schwartz lost his mother to Lymphoma in 1998.  He has been working with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) in her honor to help raise money for the research and cure.  Nearly a million Americans are living with one of these diseases.  The LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research. 

Schwartz has set a goal of raising $50,000 over the next few months to support the cause and is a candidate for the prestigious LLS Man and Woman of the Year Award for 2011.  Multiple fundraising functions have been organized by Schwartz to help reach this goal, including two upcoming events:

Free fun for Riverview toddlers and babies!

Free fun for Riverview toddlers and babies!

Riverview, FL -- Parents and caregivers are encouraged to take their toddlers and babies to the community room of the Riverview Branch Library located at 10509 Riverview Dr.


The event is being held this Thursday, Feb. 24.


Toddler time for children ages 2 - 3 years old will be from 10 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. Seating is limited though. There's space for 20 kids and their parents or caregivers. There will be stories, finger plays and songs.

Seffner: Learn how to pickle and jam

Seffner: Learn how to pickle and jam

Seffner, FL -- Want to learn how to can vegetables or make homemade jams? Preserving food at home is not a complex or even frightening process.  


The Hillsborough County Extension's home canning classes shows how easy and fun it is to getting fruits and vegetables from the garden to the jar.


After a really good turn out in past classes, the Hillsborough County Extension has scheduled additional classes to be held through May at the Extension Office, 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner.


Classes demonstrate equipment and procedures. Participants will receive recipes and information enabling them to go home ready to begin canning. A $5 donation is requested to cover costs.

Help Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce spread the word

Help Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce spread the word

Riverview, FL -- Join members of the GRCC Ambassador Team and Membership Committee to help spread the good word of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce! Often, GRCC hears "I didn't know Riverview had a chamber". 

The Chamber need its members help to spread the word that there actually is a Riverview Chamber; a chamber that cares about members and members that care about each other and support each other. 

Based on the Ambassador Team's goal setting session in January, they are hitting the streets this Friday, Feb. 25 for 1-2 hours, whatever your schedule will allow (that is for whoever can make it).

Input needed: Bicycle Safety Action Plan

Input needed: Bicycle Safety Action Plan

Valrico, FL -- With gas prices going up a lot of folks could be turning to two wheels to get around.


And over the last few years, several bicyclists have been killed or injured on Bay Area roads. Hillsborough County residents are asked to give their input on the draft Hillsborough County Bicycle Safety Action Plan.


Due to the increase of those bicycle accidents in the County, Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe initiated a coalition of representatives from key agencies responsible for bicycle safety to study the issue.