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Obituaries April 29, 2010

BLAKE, Cassandria Cassandria Alvina Blake,  (nee Vincent) Cassandria, known to her friends in Florida as Sandi, was born at Cape Island, Newfoundland, on September 22, 1909, the eldest daughter of…

Obituaries April 29, 2010

BLAKE, Cassandria Cassandria Alvina Blake,  (nee Vincent) Cassandria, known to her friends in Florida as Sandi, was born at Cape Island, Newfoundland, on September 22, 1909, the eldest daughter of…

The perfect day

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* I am a hopeless optimist.  Every single day I hold out hope for the perfect day; but for reasons I can’t quite explain, the reality…

SCC leaders to developer: ‘No thanks’

By MELODY *Click here to email* City Center – Intent on preserving future options, community association directors here voted this week to take a pass on the developer’s latest golf course deal. Meeting…

HCC Celebrates International Month

The Ruskin campus of the Hillsborough Community College celebrated International Month in April. On April 21, the college’s 4,800 students had the opportunity to sample ethnic foods and participate in…

Commissioners bring different styles, convictions to debate

  By MELODY *Click here to email* CITY CENTER – Confident in their positions and competent in their deliveries, Hillsborough County commissioners Al Higginbotham and Mark Sharpe brought opposing views and differing styles…

Storms cut power, down trees in South County

Mitch Traphagen photosA line of severe thunderstorms barreled through the Tampa Bay area Sunday night and Monday morning causing power outages and minor damage across South Hillsborough. At Ruskin Elementary…

Cedar Key – the good old days

Take a tour of Cedar Key, Florida, with Oliver Bauer, co-owner with his wife Doreen, of the Faraway Inn. An Observer News feature video produced by photojournalist Mitch Traphagen.  …

Pastor reclaims land he loved as a child

  By PENNY FLETCHER *Click here to email* WIMAUMA- Donnie Newberry remembers climbing trees and fishing in the creek on land he has now purchased and is dedicating to God as the new…

Pastor reclaims land he loved as a child

  By PENNY FLETCHER *Click here to email* WIMAUMA- Donnie Newberry remembers climbing trees and fishing in the creek on land he has now purchased and is dedicating to God as the new…

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