Observations
For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal

For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal

Observations: For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net By definition, a chamber of commerce is all about commerce; it’s all about business.…

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net I don’t know if there is a Rainbow Bridge, but I choose to believe there is. And with that, I…

Adventures on the Snowbird trail

Adventures on the Snowbird trail

Observations: Adventures on the Snowbird trail By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net It seemed every snowbird who held out up north for the holidays had the same idea: Give it…

News

Final week to donate

Final week to donate

Final week to donate to Caring Castle The Have a Heart Caring Castle Food Drive…

South Shore Vintage Flea

South Shore Vintage Flea

Vendors wanted For South Shore Vintage Flea The South Shore Vintage Flea has planned a…

Jubilee Gymnastics

Jubilee Gymnastics

Jubilee Gym left its mark on the Gasparilla Classic With their first official competition under…

Tomato Festival is coming back!

Tomato Festival is coming back!

The Ruskin Tomato & Heritage Festival is back By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net One of the…

Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan

Ruskin woman thrives on serving others By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net When Debbie Jasmer moved to…

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Columns

You, me and business

You, me and business

Don’t be scammed By DANA DITTMAR Our local community resource officer, Deputy Jeff Merry, gives seminars on the topic of scams affecting our local residents every month.  Unfortunately…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

What would you do if you knew the end was near? By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com This story begins with a telephone call from a friend who told me…

Remember when

Remember when

Land along Big Bend Road was a dairy farm? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net As someone who has moved around the country and overseas as a military dependent; made homes…

Obituaries

Obituaries: February 23, 2017

Obituaries: February 23, 2017

Dorothy J. Alford Dorothy J. Alford passed away Feb. 14, 2017. She was born July 2, 1928 to Henry E. Corwin…

Obituaries: February 16, 2017

Obituaries: February 16, 2017

Robert T. Anderson Robert T. Anderson, 82, of Ruskin, Fla., passed away January 23, 2017. Known as “Grumpy” to his family…

Obituaries: February 9, 2017

Obituaries: February 9, 2017

Robert T. Anderson Robert T. Anderson, 82, of Ruskin, Fla., passed away January 23, 2017. Known as “Grumpy” to his family…