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Retired firefighter still engaged in public protection

To provide another level of protection, former firefighter Dave Richie (above) hopes to see his emergency medical information packet on every senior’s refrigerator in the area. The small card with…

For the love of music

  JOE REILLY PHOTOS The South Shore Symphony Orchestra is a ministry of the Sun City Center Methodist Church and is led by that church’s music minister, Jeff Jordan. By…

Bullfrog Creek project continues to grow

The site plan for the project has changed some since originally run in The Observer News Aug. 30, 2010 because new partners have signed onto the venture. Since more deals…

Obituaries February 10, 2011

TIBERIO, Lucille J. Lucille J. Tiberio, 89 of Ruskin, Fla was received in the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ 6:42 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Sun City Center…

Exporting dreams

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Years ago a friend invited me to spend a weekend at his cabin in the north woods of Minnesota. Northern Minnesota is stunningly beautiful — peace…

A wealth of free services available to taxpayers

By MELODY JAMESON For low and moderate income South County taxpayers, help this year decoding line 23 minus line 18 times factor C from chart B is close at hand.…

No school bus transport equals no after-school program

By MELODY JAMESON BALM – No longer served by school busses, an after-school program here with low attendance may fall victim to the tight budget ax. That prospect concerns local…

TRAVEL: Trips Worth Taking

By WARREN RESEN Member IFWTWA (International Food Wine Travel Writers Association) DARIEN, GA — Who hasn’t dreamed of escaping to a private island? When most people think these thoughts, it…

Vacancies cost county more than tax revenue

SOUTH COUNTY — With record numbers of foreclosures, job losses and builders going bankrupt, many areas in south Hillsborough County are saturated with vacant houses that have become targets for…

A change in perspective

It is amazing how the passage of time can change perspective. I once read a generalization that said if you aren’t a liberal while young, you have no heart and…

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