Observations
Farewell to a good man and a friend

Farewell to a good man and a friend

Farewell to a good man and a friend By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Brutus was the best dog. Nothing seemed to ruffle his feathers….or, rather, his fur. Like straight…

Life’s roll of the dice

Life’s roll of the dice

Observations: Life’s roll of the dice By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Before I start my column, a note to someone I wish I knew.  Dear “Paying It Forward:” The…

In transit

In transit

Observations: In transit By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Technology has brought on a new milestone for mortality, along with a reminder that I am getting old. I haven’t bothered…

News

Mini Relay For Life

Mini Relay For Life

Mini Relay for Life in Sun City Center raises almost $6,000 Between 40 and 50…

Bette Taylor hangs up her shears after 57 years

Bette Taylor hangs up her shears after 57 years

Bette Taylor hangs up her shears after 57 years By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net May 27…

Pigs in the Parking Lot

Pigs in the Parking Lot

Pigs in the Parking Lot was one heck of a party Thousands of area residents…

Jonie at 95

Jonie at 95

Jonie at 95 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Aleta Jonie Maschek’s 94th year ended with a…

Watermelon Rind Pickles

Watermelon Rind Pickles

Ruskin Woman’s Club pickle watermelon rinds for scholarship fund By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net May is a pickling time for…

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Columns

Chamber View

Chamber View

Change is never easy at home or in business By TANYA DORAN Executive Director, Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce After a long week, I’m writing this column from…

You, me and business

You, me and business

Volunteer to get your name, face out there By DANA DITTMAR CEO, SCC Chamber of Commerce Several years ago, I found myself unemployed for several months.  This was…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Traditions — a steadying hand at the wheel By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com There is no one who will argue that we are not in a time of drastic…

Obituaries

Obituaries: May 25, 2017

Obituaries: May 25, 2017

Colonel Donald J. Acker Colonel Donald J. Acker, retired, U.S.A. of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of West Hartford, Conn., died…

Obituaries: May 4, 2017

Obituaries: May 4, 2017

Cleo T. Aldrich, Jr. God opened His arms April 22, 2017 and welcomed home Cleo T. Aldrich, Jr. He was born…

Obituaries: April 27, 2017

Obituaries: April 27, 2017

Ryan P. Haynes Ryan P. Haynes, 34, of Ruskin, Fla. passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He is survived by his…