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The circle of life

  By PENNY FLETCHER   PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOS Whole families occupy small cottages like this in many areas of South County. “You don’t recognize the struggling low-wage families as poor…

Creativity encouraged at new after-school arts camp

By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY — They’ve started small, but hope to grow big enough to need vans and drivers to pick up children from local schools to attend the…

More fascinating facts about the Superbowl

By Mitch Traphagen By now almost everyone on the globe is aware that 1) the Superbowl will be played this weekend and 2) neither the Steelers nor the Packers are…

A change in perspective

I expected a small town renaissance to take place during the recession but instead I found a lot of snow and ice. Although it is beautiful for a while, that…

New citizen community planners aim to benefit from others’ experiences

By MELODY JAMESON BALM — Community planners here are not aiming to reinvent the wheel. In fact, residents involved in the process that will produce their guidelines for future development…

Change of command at SCC Security Patrol marked

By MELODY JAMESON MARTHA FINLEY SUN CITY CENTER – Martha Finley turns over the car keys to Mike Albanese this week. And with that symbolism, the retired trucker as well…

Snowbirds at a slower pace

MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS Two women in traditional plain clothes chat on the street as a teenage girl approaches while sending text messages on her cell phone. By MITCH TRAPHAGENPINECRAFT,  FL…

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