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Cuba: Fifty years and one embargo later, what did I miss?

By MELODY JAMESON A half century and a couple of years ago, I was eagerly, pleadingly trying to get to Cuba. In the spring of 2011, I finally made it.…

Changing technology threatens South County landmark

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN — Digital technology has been a boon for music and movie lovers. Now, with the mere click of a button, thousands of movies are as close…

Obituaries August 4, 2011

Ronald FletcherIn loving memory of Ronald Fletcher, 78, who passed away on July 20, 2011. Ron was from Toldeo, Ohio, and worked for Conrail. He and his wife Lavonne moved…

Brit returns to say thanks to people who helped change her life

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER- Caroline Miller was sitting around her apartment playing with her 5-year old son Brandon and letting her mother do all the housework when “Mom”…

Sixty-eight families aided by grants

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — It was just a mattress but it made all the difference. Until they received it from the St. Anne Conference, the family of four had…

Citizen rally on park closures set for next week

By MELODY JAMESON Disturbed by proposed closure of their neighborhood parks and distrustful of county parks department information, South County citizens this week began shaping up a rally in protest.…

Traveling photo exhibit portrays faces of Tampa Bay

By MELODY JAMESON LITHIA – A little over 20 years ago, a well used Tampa Bay was designated “an estuary of national significance” by congressional decree. Today, in most segments…

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