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No depression in the local affordable housing market

  {backbutton} By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.netRUSKIN — Recession reluctant, major league developers may be sitting on their hands and Ty Pennington’s televised Extreme Makeover team may be scaling back the give-away…

Sunrise on Ruskin’s Second Century

mj@observernews.net   Ray Daniels carries a basket of cucumbers in a Ruskin field in 1947. Photo courtesy of State Library and Archives of Florida RUSKIN – In a few days…

Casa Marina: A jewel in Jacksonville

By WARREN RESEN  w630@aol.comMember of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association The Grand Old Lady of Jacksonville Beach sits on a dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. She has been there since…

Winning World Series pitcher makes Riverview his home

  By Penny Fletcherpenny@observernews.net RIVERVIEW — When 5-year-old Dave LaPoint got pulled out of bed to play baseball, he never dreamed it would be the start of a lifelong career.…

Winning World Series pitcher makes Riverview his home

  By Penny Fletcherpenny@observernews.net RIVERVIEW — When 5-year-old Dave LaPoint got pulled out of bed to play baseball, he never dreamed it would be the start of a lifelong career.…

A father’s fable creates a reluctant writer

         By MELODY JAMESON   mj@observernews.netRuskin – Robert J. Schindler just may be the region’s most reluctant writer. When daughter Meghan entreated him to turn an imaginative childhood fairy tale into…

Troops receive items government lacks money to buy

  You can get in on the action too! By PENNY FLETCHER   penny@observernews.net SOUTH COUNTY — Bob Williams buys a lot of things he doesn’t need or use. In…

Troops receive items government lacks money to buy

  You can get in on the action too! By PENNY FLETCHER   penny@observernews.net SOUTH COUNTY — Bob Williams buys a lot of things he doesn’t need or use. In…

Effort to contain polluting nitrogen run-off on tap in March

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net Nitrogen, one of the big three in fertilizers that keep South County lawns green and growing, also is “a pollutant of concern” threatening marine life in its…

Area veterans have new cemetery choice

Only half as far as Bushnell, Florida BY PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER- South County veterans and their families eligible to be buried in a National Cemetery only have to…