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TRIPS WORTH TAKING – St. Augustine

By Warren Resen, Member IFWTWA, NATJAPhotos by Jeanne O’Connor America’s oldest continuously occupied settlement of European origination in the Continental United States will reach a milestone in 2015. That year…

Artist spreads kindness with her brush

By PENNY FLETCHER Margit Redlawsk was five years old when she first realized she wanted to be an artist. “I watched my aunt Uta, who was a commercial artist, and…

Observations: Autumn is coming and the kitties are fine

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN With all the bad news today, it’s a wonder that we’re all not clinically depressed. Just the headlines of the local newspapers this past weekend would be…

Everything you always wanted to know about cats but didn’t know who to ask!

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN – Recently two experts confirmed that the old joke about “dogs having masters and cats having staff” isn’t based on folklore, but truth. “Cats were worshipped…

Need something new to worry about? Your air conditioner

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN – Here’s an item to add to your list of things to worry about:  your air conditioner. For thieves, the value of that large unit sitting…

Whatever Happened About…

By MELODY JAMESON …Redneck RivieraDue to apparent self-policing, both proposed changes along 24th Street S.E. and a public meeting about them now are on hold. Concerns about littering, public intoxication…

Obituaries September 15, 2011

January Heimerl PetrieJanuary Heimerl Petrie passed away at LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center  on August 30, 2011. January was born to Frank and Gabriela Heimerl on January 15, 1921…

Observations: My grail has a first name

I woke up at 3 a.m. and was bound for Kennedy Space Center by 3:30. I arrived just as the press credentials office opened and, in their usual efficient and…

Fun Brigade tries new things monthly

By PENNY FLETCHERSOUTH COUNTY — Back in January, some people in the congregation of United Community Church in Sun City Center put on their thinking caps trying to come up…

Past lessons, future challenges

By MELODY JAMESON Those who ignore their history, the cliché holds, are doomed to repeat it. Yet, we all know that logically history need not dictate the future. History is…

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