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Obituaries September 1, 2011

Roger Martin Roger Martin, 67, formerly of Ruskin, FL, passed away at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills on Monday, August 22, 2011 after losing his battle with cancer.  Roger was…

In declining economy, Interfaith Council steps up grants

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – When the going gets tough, the tough here get going. And, yes, there is shopping involved. In fact, you might say that this…

Tomato and Heritage Festival needs volunteers and vendors

The Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival will return, on a new weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, 2011 at E.G.Simmons County Park in Ruskin. Watch for updates in…

Observations: Life on a different planet

By Mitch Traphagen I enjoy weekend mornings spent reading the New York Times. Yes, I know some people are anti-New York and, more specifically, anti-New York Times, but I am…

County school board redistricting now underway

By Melody Jameson Working toward conformation of Hillsborough County’s school board districts for the decade ahead, authorities now are wrapping up citizen meetings and preparing to evaluate resident input. Propelled…

Coats of many colors soon to be applied to Shell Point Road project

By Penny Fletcher RUSKIN — “It takes a village” is the concept Steve and Jill Robins hope will catch on when their new project becomes a reality. The Ruskin couple…

Eating Cuban

By Melody Jameson Of all the gastronomic delights Cubans cook up, one of, if not the most, iconic is the Cuban Sandwich. As a Floridian, growing up in and around…

Some find big rewards in dumpster diving

By Mitch Traphagen Ron Anderson, retired military and a well-known member of his current profession, was visiting his local grocery store one day last month when he remembered he had…

Trends begin to surface as overlay plan meetings continue

By Penny Fletcher RUSKIN — The third of seven public meetings to address what should be in a proposed zoning overlay district along U.S. 41 in Ruskin and Apollo Beach…

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