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Touch a Truck in Bradenton

Touch a Truck in Bradenton

Just a reminder that Downtown Central Library’s annual Touch a Truck event is taking place this Saturday, December 30, from 11 AM to 2 PM. It’s a great…

One Church One Child of Florida

One Church One Child of Florida

PRESS RELEASE: One Church One Child of Florida reaches out to local communities in efforts to help change the situation for Children in Florida.  On any given day,…

A simple plan to help our neighbors

A simple plan to help our neighbors

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN This is not a story of self-promotion, although it does involve the promotion of an idea. The newsroom staff for The Observer News publications is…

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New foundation offers education, resources, referrals to those recovering from opioid addiction

New foundation offers education, resources, referrals to those recovering from opioid addiction

By LOIS KINDLE A new nonprofit group based in Apollo Beach hopes to shed bright light…

At Gamble Creek Farmer’s Market, produce is as fresh as the morning

At Gamble Creek Farmer’s Market, produce is as fresh as the morning

By CARL MARIO NUDI Produce picked right off the plant is as fresh you can…

Whitcomb expanding Commonwealth Office Park

Whitcomb expanding Commonwealth Office Park

By PHYLLIS HODGES The bulldozers are busy readying the construction site for expanding Stanley Whitcomb’s…

If you haven’t been to The Sandpiper Grille lately, you haven’t been

If you haven’t been to The Sandpiper Grille lately,  you haven’t been

By LOIS KINDLE Back in the day, The Sandpiper Grille at WCI’s Golf & Racquet…

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Chamber News & Views

By Lynne Conlan Executive Director, Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce When people attend networking events, they do so to gain something: referrals, exposure, connections and, of…

Observations: Making a place at home

Observations: Making a place at home

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I dearly hope that she has heard this enough to be tired of it but…Georgia Vahue and a small army of dedicated volunteers have transformed the…

Chamber News & Views

Chamber News & Views

By Lynne Conlan Executive Director, Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday time always seems to bring out the best in people. Well, maybe not at 11:30…

Obituaries

Obituaries January 11, 2018

Zelda M. Held Zelda M. “Dusty” Held nee Swartzfager, age 92, entered eternal life on December 31, 2017, from her home…

Obituaries January 4, 2018

Robert J. Siatkowski Robert J. Siatkowski, 75, passed away on December 17, 2017. Robert was the husband of Debbie Siatkowski and…

Obituaries December 28, 2017

Robert M. Hannemann Robert M. Hannemann, 72, died of liver cancer on December 18, 2017, at Sun Terrace in Sun City…