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Creativity takes center stage in this man’s tent

Penny Fletcher Photos Harold Mudry of Gibsonton has painted and put together replicas of battle scenes using more than 30,000 military figures from every war he could find record of,…

Obituaries December 2, 2010

SHERWOOD, Eleanor J. Ellie Sherwood, 79, passed away after a brief illness in Tampa, Florida on August 30, 2010. She was born on Christmas Day in 1930 in Rochester, New…

Obituaries December 2, 2010

SHERWOOD, Eleanor J. Ellie Sherwood, 79, passed away after a brief illness in Tampa, Florida on August 30, 2010. She was born on Christmas Day in 1930 in Rochester, New…

Liberty gets a pat-down

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In 1975, Dad took me on a trip from our small, rural hometown to the big city of Minneapolis. We went to a Twins baseball game…

Shuttered SCC business landmark going, going…

Melody Jameson photo Once a busy place as Sun City Center residents arranged vehicle repairs or gassed up golf carts and as area drivers pulled in for oil or additives,…

To protect or not protect is the question

Blue Crab Sanctuary meeting By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Should a unique crustacean that’s an important link in the ecological chain, whose numbers suffer in drought conditions and which is…

Sailing in through the out door

Part three of an Observer News feature series Reedville, Virginia, is a quiet community on a creek just off the Chesapeake Bay. MITCH TRAPHAGEN photos By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The quiet…

Whatever happened about…

By MELODY JAMESON …Senior Med Center Planning is moving ahead and specialists are joining in laying ground work for a medical services center focused on the senior age group, located…

Riverview hosts state band semi finals Nov. 20

  The entire Riverview High School band stands at attention for photographs after its performance, with director, John Davis, in front at far left. By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW — All…

Gibsonton woman thankful for finding family

By PENNY FLETCHER GIBSONTON — People are giving thanks for many things today but family and friends rank high on most lists. One woman from Gibsonton is especially thankful for…

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