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A wise old dog finds a forever home

Melody Jameson photo Among Bella’s duties is encouraging light exercise by the residents at Belvedere Commons. Here, she sits, still and patient, as centenarian Sylvia Williams bends and reaches from…

Observations: The Christmas Butterfly Effect

By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net The concept of the butterfly effect is that small changes – even the flapping of a butterfly’s wings – may produce big differences in the long…

Trips Worth Taking (Seminole County)

By WARREN RESEN, Florida Outdoor Writers Assoc. memberPhotos by Jeanne O’Connor It took a trek to the jungles of Panama for me to learn what the world’s image of Florida…

Community to weigh in on south side opening to U.S. 301

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER – Should free-flowing, two-way, non-emergency vehicular traffic be allowed between South Pebble Beach Boulevard and U.S. 301? If so, who is going to pay…

Computer Club offers help so you can stay in touch

By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net The first computer I worked on appeared in my newsroom in the mid 1980s. I remember its screen was a huge blue blinking light with white letters…

Ruskin founding principles on display this Christmas season

Community rallies for Dawn MacCallaBy MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net RUSKIN – This community may be set on a 21st century course, but its 100-year-old roots remain its steering principles. Founded a century…

Cool Change

By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net If there’s one thing in my life that’s missing, it’s the time that I spend alone sailing on the cool and bright clear waters. I can hear…

Skateboards and dogs!

By Penny Fletcher penny@observernews.net APOLLO BEACH- Plans are moving forward for the skateboard park and two dog parks to be built in 2011 at the Apollo Beach Recreation Center at…

Recycle your used cell phone to make a soldier’s day

By PENNY FLETCHER Penny@observernews.net   Joan Miller, president of Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home in Ruskin waits until she collects about 50 phones before sending them off. PENNY…

DJs dress for theme of every event

By Penny Fletcher SOUTH COUNTY – The saying “Dress for Success” takes on a whole new meaning when you’re talking about Larry and Darlene Meadows. When this couple hires on…

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