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Gas prices drop for Winn-Dixie shoppers

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., recently announced that guests using the new Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Card (CRC) at any of the grocer’s 95 stores in the Tampa area, can earn significant fuel…

Play N Trade comes to Riverview

BUSINESS NEWS RIVERVIEW — Gamers in the south county area just had their wish come true…Play N Trade has arrived in Riverview. The father and son team of Troy and…

Report from the ‘heartland’: there is peace

By Mitch TraphagenMARENGO, IOWA – On the eve of what talking heads and pundits were declaring as an approaching economic collapse, with the shrillest referring to it as “debtogeddan” or…

Getting in touch with my inner Cuban

By MELODY JAMESON Some souvenirs are guaranteed to sail through customs. Take the mastery of kissing, for example, or the art of the deal. I was lounging in what on…

For county parks and programs, ‘it’s not over!’

By MELODY JAMESON With the fervor of a country revival preacher, a county parks advocate last week exhorted a South County standing-room-only crowd to action with the battle cry “It’s…

The walking miracle

By Mitch TraphagenSUN CITY CENTER – Robert Cramer is a walking miracle. Just a year ago, he barely could walk from his bed to the door. His next breath, something…

Obituaries August 11, 2011

George W. StarkGeorge W. Stark, 93, of Sun City Center, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Sun City Center Hospice House. Born in Dalton Gardens, Idaho on June…

Observations: I can still believe

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I am going through a personal crisis that millions of people go through, or have already gone through. Despite the shared experience, despite the phone calls, emails…

Old school building continues to hang in there

By MELODY JAMESONGIBSONTON — With the tenacity of a risk-taking but long-lived cat, the aged and dilapidated Gardenville School building here got a new lease on life this week. The…

Missing dog owners unite to find answers

BY PENNY FLETCHER WIMAUMA — Some large-breed dogs that were once rescued may need rescued again. Frances Poirrier has taken in two rescue dogs in the last few years that…

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