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Obituaries November 24, 2011

Eileen HandinEileen handin, 62,  passed away at her home on Swan Lake in Sun City Center on November 18, surrounded by her family and her beloved kitties after a long…

Observations: Like it used to be

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I think the pace of change accelerates with each passing day — and much of that change isn’t for the better. The cost of food is going…

Trips Worth Taking

By WARREN RESEN – IFWTWA & NATJA It started during the Great Depression, born of a mother’s need to feed her family. For decades, Chalet Suzanne was a stopping place…

The runaways among us

By MITCH TRAPHAGENOn a cold Thanksgiving night in Norfolk, Virginia, John helped me tie off my sailboat and run the electrical cable — much needed for the electric blanket I…

SCC residents get first look at possible future community concept

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Aiming for a polished image appealing to new buyers while serving interests of current residents, community leaders here have unveiled a multi-faceted $3…

Whatever happened about…

By MELODY JAMESON …Prison ClosingThreatened with closure just six months ago, the Hillsborough Correctional Institution (HCI) on C.R. 672 near Balm now is in expansion mode. New classes and activities,…

Obituaries November 17, 2011

Robert Jefferson WhitmireRobert Jefferson (Whit) Whitmire, 79, Ruskin, died Nov. 6, 2011.  He is survived by his wife, Connie Maxine, and his daughter, Nancy Whitmire Sale (Donall), two granddaughters, Kaitlyn…

Forum discloses current, aspiring CA directors’ differences

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER –  Avoiding the pitfalls of recent national candidate debates, present and would-be Community Association directors here exhibited no  “senior moments” and denied no serious…

Psychic ability: not just for side shows anymore

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER- She’s appeared on television shows, been used in an eight-year research project, helped blind people to live independent lives, and even done a telepathy…

Observations: A life in the past

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN A guy who has been my friend near forever recently said to me, “The only problem with living in the past is that everything else changes.” Indeed.…

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