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Obituaries May 26, 2011

Walter D. HillWalter D., “Wally” Hill, 82, of Sun City Center, FL passed away May 13, 2011. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired as…

Observations: The last place

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN “I’m OK,” she said. Those two words echoed in my head as I drove down a freeway in the upper Midwest. My Mom had just moved into…

Minto Homes sponsors outdoor Fresh Market

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER — The outside temperature at the bank said it was 86 degrees at 11 a.m. Sunday but that didn’t seem to bother the people…

Two chambers of commerce joining forces

By Melody Jameson RUSKIN — Backed by the enthusiastic support of their memberships, leaders in two South County chambers of commerce this week are launching their consolidation. A 10-person transition…

Hurricane Season begins Wednesday

By Mitch Traphagen RUSKIN – The North Atlantic hurricane season begins Wednesday, June 1 and lasts through November 30. Nearly 37 million people, roughly 12 percent of the U.S. population,…

Functional, decorative expansion underway at HCC SouthShore

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Driven by a student population predicted for 2020 but arriving today, the Hillsborough Community College SouthShore campus here is expanding – again. The $600,000 project…

There’s still time to save recreation parks programs

By PENNY FLETCHER GIBSONTON — “Our new County Administrator has told us to stop funding a sinking ship,” Mark Thornton, director of the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department…

Obituaries May 19, 2011

  Max T. Lee Max T. Lee, 89, of Sun City Center passed away Friday, May 13, at The Hospice House in Sun City Center.   Max was born in…

Love of horses leads to second career

  By PENNY FLETCHER   WIMAUMA ­— Teri Katchur has loved animals, especially horses, all her life.   “The first time I remember riding I was probably around four years…

Riverview boy heads for 2011 Special Olympics World Games in Greece on Team USA

  By PENNY FLETCHER   RIVERVIEW — If you ask Mark Zak what he likes best his answer will probably be “to go fast.”   Mark’s mom, Kristen Zak, a…

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