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Don't miss the KB Home/Riverview Chamber Valentine's Party

Don't miss the KB Home/Riverview Chamber Valentine's Party

Riverview, Florida -- To usher in the most romantic holiday of all, you can't miss the joint KB Home/Riverview Chamber Valentine's Party today from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

It is a chance to come tour a new home model and enter to win a decadent Valentine's giveaway while indulging in desserts and drinks, compliments of KB Home, as you see Energy Star certified, built-to-order homes

For more information, visit www.kbhome.com.

Hillsborough honors five oldest black businesses

Hillsborough honors five oldest black businesses

Tampa, FL -- Hillsborough County's five oldest Black Businesses will be honored tomorrow at noon in Joe Chillura Courthouse Square across from the County Center, 601 E. Kennedy, in Downtown Tampa.


The businesses are the center of the Board of Commissioners Celebration of Black History month. This is the 19th year the county is participating. This year's program is called, Black Business-Our History and Legacy.


The five business being honored are Helping Hand Day Nursery, 86 years; The Florida Sentinel Bulletin, 65 years; Coles Barber Shop, 65 years; Wilson's Funeral Home, 57 years; and College Hill Pharmacy, 54 years.


Commissioners Al Higginbotham, Lesley 'Les' Miller, Jr., and Ken Hagan will honor each business individually by introduction and presentation of a Proclamation.  

Gasparilla continues in Ybor City

Gasparilla continues in Ybor City

Tampa, Florida -- The Gasparilla children's parade and day parade may be over, but the Knight parade is still to come.

The Pin Chasers 2011 Knight Parade presented by the Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago is set for Saturday Feb. 12th in Historic Ybor City.

The parade, which starts at the west end of 7th Avenue is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. 

Organizers say this year's Knight parade will feature 60 floats and 5 marching bands.

GRCC 17th Annual Golf Tournament March 19

GRCC 17th Annual Golf Tournament March 19

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 17th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 19 at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club which is located at 13050 Summerfield Blvd. in Riverview.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.  Four player teams and individual players are welcome.  Local businesses are invited to showcase their organization and become a hole sponsor for $150.  This is your opportunity to be creative and enjoy the spotlight.  Another option is to display your organization’s name as a Green Sponsor for $75.

This year, there is an inclusive team sponsorship package available, playfully called “The Hole Package” which includes one foursome team, 4 entries in the P.F. Auto Glass Putting Contest, 4 entries in the Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care Chipping Contest, hole sponsorship, listed as an event sponsor, GRCC newsletter and website acknowledgement, lunch for four sponsored by Chick-fil-A at Lake Brandon Village and 4 dinner tickets; all for $600.

A team foursome is $350 or individual players $90. 

Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 45 Years!

Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 45 Years!

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Membership and Awards Dinner on January 21, 2011.The special event was held at the Embassy Suites Tampa-Brandon, and was sponsored by Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, Tampa Electric, Crane Tech, LLC, Brandon Regional Hospital/South Bay Hospital, Embassy Suites Tampa-Brandon, Four Paws Veterinary Hospital, The Tampa Tribune/South Shore News and Tribune, and Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care.

The theme for this year’s dinner was Rocking Through the Years and it was a kick-off to a yearlong celebration for the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce as it turns 45 years old. Guests were welcomed by incoming President Sherri McLean-Walker, Crane Tech, LLC; Jill Andrew, Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care, gave her final remarks as past president for 2009 and 2010.

The annual awards were presented to 2010 Ambassador of the Year ,Joe Eletto, Century 21-Beggins & Pure 4U, Inc., 2010 Business of the Year, Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care, 2010 Business Person of the Year, Stacy Self, Sam Cook’s Home Service Centre & Hand to Hope, Inc.  

Lessons in landscaping

Lessons in landscaping

Plant City, FL -- The cold weather likely did a number on plants and trees in Florida. If your landscaping survived but needs a little tender loving care, help is on the way.


Hillsborough County Extension is holding the Tree and Landscaping Short Course on Feb. 18 at 8 a.m.


It's at the Trinkle Center on the Hillsborough Community College Plant City Campus at 1206 North Park Ave.


The cost is $30.

An evening of Anime & Manga for Riverview and Apollo Beach teens

An evening of Anime & Manga for Riverview and Apollo Beach teens

Ruskin, FL - Teenagers in the Riverview, Apollo Beach and Ruskin areas can take part in an evening of Anime and Manga by spending time with other kids who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan.

The event is set for this Thursday night from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library's community room at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin.

The event is for middle and high school students.

Call (813) 273-3652 for more information.