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End of life issues to be aired

By MELODY JAMESONSun City Center – If discussions of death can be a two-ton elephant in the room, planning one’s detailed demise might be considered the woolly mammoth. Yet, sensitive…

Bad Moon Rising

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN On January 10, 2005, the world experienced what astrologer Richard Nolle has termed a “SuperMoon.”  Just two weeks before that event, a  9.0 earthquake that spawned an…

Covering Cops

Covering Cops I have a pretty good relationship with the local sheriff’s office (The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, District IV).  Part of that comes from the fact that I respect…

What is old could be new again

What is old could be new again In Ruskin, Florida, the fire department is moving into a brand, spankin’ new building.  What to do with their old building?  Well the…

Loretta L. Taillefer

Loretta L. TailleferLoretta L. Taillefer, 84, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. She was born on April 12, 1926 in Burlington, VT to Joseph and Lena Latulippe. For several…

Manatee Festival to feature talent, food & fun

By PENNY FLETCHER APOLLO BEACH – Singles, couples and whole families can find something fun to do for the whole day at the 19th Annual Manatee Festival of the Arts…

Observations: Baby manatees don’t care about the price of gas

Baby manatee snouts. I’m not sure I can imagine anything more cool than seeing baby manatee snouts popping up in the water around my boat. The recent warm weather has…

Whatever Happened About…

By MELODY JAMESON …SCC Security PatrolFor the first time in its 30-plus years as Sun City Center’s all volunteer internal security force, the SCC Security Patrol is operating within a…

Walking the walk for the common good

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN — It was a beautiful morning for a walk. Drivers in cars honked and waved as a large group of people adorned in red t-shirts walked…

Slick scams, new targets attract thieves

By MELODY JAMESON There’s no packaging on which to place such alerts; no pamphlets distributed with purchases to bear the words in big bold print, no garishly colored street signs…

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