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On the road again

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW — Pete Wood has spent his whole life on the road. Once known as Safari Pete, now he’s known as Farmer Pete but he’s still taking…

What were once secrets are now stories of achievement, heroism

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The sky was black above Major Bill Campbell. At 80,000 feet above the earth, he entered the stratosphere at Mach 3.2, leaving sound far behind him. Campbell…

New parks program expanding to two more South County recreation centers

BY PENNY FLETCHER When school opened Aug. 23 parents of many students who had always used facilities at South County parks for after school care had to make other arrangements.…

Problem properties among community improvement concerns

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER — As residents here look ahead to their community’s second half century and leaders consider a million-dollar improvements program, renewed interest in private home…

Kings Point Quilters support veterans from the heart

The Kings Point Quilters celebrate Veterans Day throughout the year from their own hearts and hard work. The club spends each year working on charity quilts with the Veteran’s Hospital…

Family-style fare to be featured at new Sun City Center restaurant

BY PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER – South County families will soon have a new place to eat. What was once part of a private club that only Sun City…

Talking about hearing

By Mitch TraphagenMy wife and I were honored to speak at the monthly meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Sun City Center Chapter last week. The topic of…

Observations: Happy to be from Ruskin

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In 1994, I was an executive with a major corporation in Minneapolis, but I had a dream to sail the ocean one day. Later that year I…

Processes to redevelop a SCC brownfield site for bank branch underway

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER — Still more changes in the banking scene here are being signaled as a South Carolina developer seeks an environmental damage designation for the…

Growing group seeks own building

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — American Legion Post 389 is grateful for being allowed to use the facilities of VFW Post 6287 but members know it’s time to get their…

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