Sunday, April 7, 2013
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 charity pig roast aims to benefit the Haley House Fund and some law enforcement charities. The event is just south and west of Brandon, at the Winthrop Pole Barn off Bloomingdale Avenue in Riverview.
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, 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 in Riverview, 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 …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Money raised at the 2013 Winthrop Arts Festival turns into a books scholarship donation for firefighter students at the Ybor campus of Hillsborough Community College. Receiving the check at the Beaux Arts Gallery was Brandon campus president Carlos Soto.
Fire Academy students at Hillsborough Community College students looking to get a break on book expenses have the 2013 Winthrop Arts Festival to thank, with proceeds from the event earmarked to help with their expenses. A check for $2,000 was presented to Carlos Soto, president of the Brandon campus of Hillsborough Community College, who received the funds on behalf of the college's fire academy. Also on hand was Hillsborough County Fire Rescure spokesperson Ronnie Rivera, who said the money earmarked for book scholarships will help upcoming firefighters with much-needed funds to complete their education. "I wish I had this program wen I went to school," he said. "I had to work full time to go to school." Many students today are in a …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The 2013 Winthrop Art Festival ends its two-day run today, Sunday, March 24.
The fifth annual Winthrop Art Festival holds its second, and final, day today, Sunday, March 24, at the Winthrop community in Riverivew, at the southwest corner of Providence Road and Bloomingdale Avenue. The event has become an annual tradition in the Greater Brandon area, drawing local and regional groups, artists, vendors and performers. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ___________ ____________ Earlier Report: What's on tap for the 2013 Winthrop Arts Festival at the Winthrop community in Riverivew? Ask Winthrop Town Artist Bryant Martinez and his focus is on three things: firefigthers, Rotarians and the makeshift "Modern Bohemian Gallery." That underscores, however, his unbridled enthusiasm for the festival in general, now in its…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Winthrop Town Artist Bryant Martinez notes three new features for the 2013 Winthrop Arts Festival in Riverview, including makeshift art gallery space in recycled steel containers and an education and recruitment effort by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.
What's on tap for the 2013 Winthrop Arts Festival at the Winthrop community in Riverivew? Ask Winthrop Town Artist Bryant Martinez and his focus is on three things: firefigthers, Rotarians and the makeshift "Modern Bohemian Gallery." That underscores, however, his unbridled enthusiasm for the festival in general, now in its fifth year at the Winthrop community in Riverview, at the southwest corner of Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road. The festival runs Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "The Winthrop Arts Festival has become a tradition, showcasing the arts, education and community endeavors," he said. "I am very excited that this year we have the opportunity to showcase also three new concepts." New to the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A ribbon-cutting and open house is scheduled for Jan. 31 at the Riverview office for state Rep. Ross Spano. The newly elected Republican politician is filling the District 59 seat vacated by Rachel Burgin.
Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012, Ross Spano is getting set for his first legislative season, but not before greeting constituents tonight, Jan. 31, at his district office in Winthrop. There, at 11256 Winthrop Main St., Spano will be on hand for a 6 p.m. ribbon-cutting — and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. open house — in the space vacated by Rachel Burgin, who previously filled the seat that represents "the vast majority of Riverview to Brandon to Valrico, and out west to Clair Mel," according to Spano's legislative aide, Jonathan Rees. Rees said in a telephone interview yesterday that Spano will be traveling to Tallahassee for the upcoming legislative session, March 5 to May 3, but that back home at Winthrop the district …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
KriSara Designer Consigner accepts consignments of name-brand and designer clothing and accessories.
Women who love designer clothing but hate paying designer prices should be sure to check out the newest shop at Winthrop Town Centre on Bloomingdale Avenue. For the past month, Apollo Beach residents Kristie Horton and Sarah Conlon have been accepting consignments of name-brand and designer women's clothing and accessories to fill their new shop at 6128 Winthrop Town Centre Dr., Riverview. Learn more about the store, its owners, its scheduled opening and contact information at Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The white crosses planted by the Tampa Area Marine Parents Association on a field in the Greater Brandon and Riverview community of Winthrop stood as testament to a community's diligence in remembering fallen heroes from all branches and all U.S. wars.
In preparation for the Aug. 26 "Run for the Fallen" at the Winthrop community, the Tampa Area Marine Parents Association erected a memorial to fallen soldiers. Thousands of runners were expected at this year's fifth annual run — three times the amount of men, women and children who showed up last year, at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin — which was preceded for the first time by a Saturday night candlelight vigil. Further aiding the effort this year was the permission of Winthrop Town Founders John and Kay Sullivan to allow for the erection of a memorial for a week leading up to the event. The memorial was comprised of planted white crosses bearing the names of Florida soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Larger white …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Shot in a Greater Brandon community during a recent season of bird migration, these photographs bring to mind a popular Alfred Hitchcock movie. Not hard to figure out which one, is it? For extra points, name the community.
Periodically I take time to file photographs shot on assignment in Greater Brandon from seasons long past. Taking a look at these shots, I got the same feeling I did when I saw these views firsthand while driving by a popular planned community in the Greater Brandon community of Riverview. That feeling involved a suspense/horror movie of my youth, with images that still burn bright in my mind’s eye. Care to venture what movie I’m talking about? Did it spook you as much as it spooked me? For extra points, name the community in which these shots were taken.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The long-awaited amenity center at Winthrop Village is under construction for residents established and forthcoming at the neotraditional planned community at the intersection of Greater Brandon and Riverview, off Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road.
The neotraditional Winthrop Town founded by John and Kay Sullivan, with a residential community owned by Taylor Morrison, is getting its long-awaited amenity center for residents of the Winthrop Village community at the intersection of Greater Brandon and Riverview. Construction is under way for the center, which is expected to be completed later this year, as crews are preparing as well for 33 new home sites to meet a reported rising demand for new homes in the community southeast of Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road. With the construction will come two new model homes: the Spencer and Ashland models, at 11207 Winthrop St. "We are moving full speed ahead here at Winthrop Village," said Cammie Longenecker, vice president of sales …