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Photo Gallery: Multi-Chamber After Hours

The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce and The Club Renaissance in Sun City Center hosted business leaders from around South Hillsborough at The Club Renaissance on June 21.  The…

Obituaries June 30, 2011

Maurice N. Haines 1922 – 2011Maurice (Mike) N. Haines, 88, of Sun City Center, FL and Cherry Hill and Camden, N.J., passed away June 11. Maurice was born on a…

Observations: The right place

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN “You sure travel a lot.”  I hear those words at least a few times a week. The truth is that I used to travel a lot, but…

Teaching kids about clean green

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — Some of the smartest students in South County are in summer school this year. In fact, they’re there by choice. June 20-23 they attended the…

‘Orphaned’ road may have unenthusiastic ‘relatives’

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – As it turns out, an “orphaned” road here may have “relatives” after all. But the “family” remains reluctant to claim it. Leaning on…

The theater of dreams

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN If I won the lottery, I would buy the old Ruskin Theater building and work to restore it to its former glory. Leading the list of projects…

Children’s Board budget called ‘dire’

By PENNY FLETCHER TAMPA — The June 23 meeting of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County had a packed house as people from many organizations and neighborhood groups awaited the…

County Parks Department plan changes for local ‘Redneck Riviera’

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Concerned about criminal activity at night and public protections during the day, Hillsborough County is planning changes at one of this area’s most historic –…

Obituaries June 23, 2011

Paul LaTerzaPaul F. LaTerza, 74, of Brandon, passed away peacefully of pulmonary disease on Sunday, May 29, 2011. Born in Queens, New York, Mr. LaTerza had been a local resident…

New cyber scam really looks legit

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW – During my many years writing about South County I’ve done a lot of stories about scams. There have been bank scams, political scams, business scams,…

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