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New plan in the works for transportation

By MELODY JAMESON Empty-handed after defeat of a sales tax increase but with a long list of pending projects still at hand, area transportation planners now are regrouping for another…

More community leaders see a Ruskin renaissance in the making

Learning to replicate in scale is a challenge and the accomplishment that informs the work of most visual artists much of the time. During the first Ruskin Big Draw in…

One if by land, two if by sea

Part of an Observer News feature series By Mitch Traphagen “Uh oh” “Now what?” Michelle asked. “Small craft advisories have just been posted,” I said while gazing at the computer.…

East Bay attains ‘A’ status for first time on record

But staff says it’s just business as usualBy PENNY FLETCHERGIBSONTON — School staff says they’re just doing what they’ve always done but they’re glad to finally be recognized for their…

Breaking through the ice

Part of an Observer News feature series By Mitch Traphagen   The layer of ice covering the waterway offered no resistance, except in my mind. When I left Southport, North…

Observations: Better than ever

By Mitch Traphagen   These guys didn’t risk their lives and wealth on a nation of whiners. Americans are still a strong and proud people and from the adversity of…

County looks to high technology for cost savings

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net Think of it as drive-up information, served fast and fresh. Only, you won’t need a vehicle or face idling in line or have to scramble for dropped…

Rezoning opponents to face off Tuesday

By MELODY JAMESON Of one mind, four residents of SouthShore Falls point toward a proposed commercial office site immediately north of their homes in the Apollo Beach area. They vigorously…

Obituaries January 6, 2011

BROWN, Ruth O’Leary   Ruth O’Leary Brown, 95, of Sun City Center passed away December 13, 2010.  She is survived by her husband, Emery Brown; sons Frazier and Mark O’Leary;…

Archery: Not just for tribesmen and nobility anymore

  New club forming in Sun City CenterBy PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER – It is written that the first traditional archery bows were crafted by the Egyptians around 3,000…

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