Sunday, July 10, 2016

Good news for Apollo Beach Florida

Good news for Apollo Beach Florida by Bonnie Fagoh Soon the residents of the Southshore area of Tampa Bay will not have to travel to Brandon or Bradenton to take in a movie. Construction of the Goodrich Quality 14-screen theatre just off I-75 in centrally located Gibsonton is well underway. This is great news for those of us who live in Riverview, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City, Wimauma and Gibsonton, cutting the drive to movie night to 10 minutes or less instead of as much as a half hour. Plans include an 80 foot wide screen with floor- to-ceiling viewing, an all-digital projection theatre allowing for the latest technology, luxurious recliner seats, a spacious lobby and a 100 seat restaurant off the lobby. Also at this location will be a Zaxby’s Chicken , Little Caesars Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, T-Mobile, a nail salon, and eventually two dozen more services. Strathmore Development and Goodrich Quality Theatres are working together to make this happen for the South County area. Strathmore has demonstrated a long history of “Community Focus” that it promised to bring to our community as well. The Riverview Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to have Strathmore as a member of the community, and is excited about the potential economic impact this project may have for Southshore. This is just one more example of new services to our area because of the rapid new development of housing communities.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Apollo Beach Sneak peak (before it hits the market)

Apollo Beach Published by Mark Smith · 1 hr · Sneak peak before it hits the market!! (photos to follow smile emoticon Looking for a big backyard? This 4 bedroom 2 & ½ bath home has it and is privacy fenced as well! The lot depth is 125 ft and is 75 ft across the back. The entire first floor has been upgraded with wood-look tile that is durable and easy care. The first level floor plan includes a large living room, kitchen with breakfast nook area and room for a large dining room set, master suite, half bath and laundry. Upstairs opens to a large bonus room/loft and 3 more bedrooms and a bath. There are bay windows in the kitchen and the master bedroom. The master bath has dual sinks, a tub and separate shower. The home comes with all appliances including washer and dryer and the refrigerator is new in the last year. The seller is offering a $2000 flooring allowance for the upstairs carpet. From this home you can walk to the elementary school, playground and other amenities in a few minutes without crossing the street. Covington Park has amenities that include heated pools, fitness, sports fields and courts, a recreation room, and it is open to the neighboring community of Waterset where you can enjoy the walking trails, cafĂ©, and many events throughout the year that even include 4 th of July fireworks! Easy access to I-75 and US 41 for commuting. Call Bonnie Fagoh for a pre-view 813 390-7606

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Great weather & fishing

Hello Anglers, First of all I would like to thank everyone that fished with me in February. There were some good days and there were some days that were on the tuff side. As usual the difficult days were mostly weather dictated days. I'm still amazed at how a meteorologist can miss the wind direction by 90 degrees and the intensity by 10 knots. If you know a weatherman do us all a favor and kick them in the kidneys. For some reason they do not seem to understand that their inaptitude puts some people in harms way. Ok, I need to stop because this rant can go on for hours, ask my wife she is tired of hearing about how I feel about these yoyo's. We are on the cusp at the present time to our spring kickoff. What I mean by that is the bite is about to explode. Snook season is now open and I fully expect to have a great spring snook season. Redfish will get better but the biggest improvement will be the trout and spanish mackerel game. The mackerel have already started in and the big gator trout should be about ready to flood the flats as the water warms. Always something for everyone in the bay. Hope to see you soon. Until next time, good luck and be safe on the water. Remember: don't let your kid be the one that got away, take them fishing! The picture from last month was a roughback batfish. I was surprised by all the responses I received. Thanks for reading. Take care and tightlines, Ric Capt. Ric Liles (813)601-2900