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Giving friends a house key can make the difference between life and death

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER — It’s the small things that can often make the biggest difference. Like locking a door. Or in some cases, leaving someone else a…

Observations: Values in the lost and found

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN How much value is in a life?  I began asking myself that question just over a week ago when a tiny kitten entered my own life. My…

The dreams in Dry Creek

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN PARRISH – Just 12 miles south of Sun City Center, down a quiet country road, across a rutted dirt road and a horse pasture lays the town…

Planned cultural center may get boost of county money

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Local visions of a community cultural center here solidified further this week with the possibility of $100,000 on the horizon. The potential funds in Hillsborough…

Health insurance companies paying for prevention? Imagine that!

By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY – Twice a week Coleen Mercilliott gathers her SilverSneakers class and brings out the chairs. The group doesn’t use them to sit in unless they…

Obituaries July 14, 2011

Alice KoproskiAlice Clara (Bancer) Koproski of Sun City Center, Fla., died July 4, 2011.  She was born November 7, 1922 in Toledo, OH. In 1943 she married her husband, Paul…

TSS Youth Sailing offers fun and learning on the water

By PAT AUSTINPresident, TSS Youth Sailing APOLLO BEACH — Young sailors, ages 7 to 17, are enjoying sailing classes by TSS Youth Sailing, Inc., in beautiful Bal Harbor, at 1250…

Caring for caregivers is a top priority

By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY — Since attending a health fair in January 1998 Sun City Center resident Dolores Berens has made it her business to see that families coping…

Concerns raised about proposed changes at river swimming hole

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Proposed changes designed for public safety at a “Redneck Riviera” here are generating questions, if not reddening some local necks. As a consequence, Hillsborough’s Parks,…

Atlantis: Reporting on history

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ­— I arrived at the off-base press office near Kennedy Space Center two days before the launch of Atlantis. I waited in line for…

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