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Welcome back with ANEW look at Florida!

By MITCH TRAPHAGENRUSKIN — Florida is many things to many people. For 18 million of us, it is a place to live, to work and, occasionally, to play. For another…

Current crop of SCC CA candidates offer pertinent experience

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER — Five experienced candidates now are competing for election here as directors on the community’s top administrative board. The five – Al Alderman, Howie…

Obituaries November 3, 2011

William E. BrindleWilliam E. Brindle, 71, of Sun City Center died on September 20, 2011. He was born in Louisville, KY and raised in Salem, IN. He proudly served in…

Observations: The true path to wealth

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Since I frequently write travel and adventure stories, I receive numerous press releases about travel opportunities every day. Most of them go into the trash because I…

Looking Back: A risk worth taking

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN – Things had started to look bleak for the Ruskin Chamber of Commerce back in 1999 when John Cregier was elected president. Money was tight and…

South Shore Market debuts

By PENNY FLETCHER Organizers of the South Shore Market were pleased at the steady flow of shoppers at the market’s Grand Opening Oct. 29 and 30. According to Melanie Morrison…

Survey results show variety of South County communities

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — Similarities and differences in preference between residents of Ruskin and Apollo Beach are being examined at a series of public meetings at the South Shore…

Wave barriers promise erosion control for wading bird habitat

By MELODY JAMESON GIBSONTON — From long-legged herons to colorful spoonbills to darting oystercatchers, some of Florida’s rarest, endangered, iconic wading birds begin their lives on Tampa Bay’s spoil islands…

Festival to rock South Hillsborough with local talent

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RIVERVIEW — If you go to Rogers Middle School with any of the members of the band Hovermode, seek them out and give them a listen. If…

Expanding Suncoast clinic meeting growing medical needs

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – From a trailer with a leaky roof, collapsing walls and a reluctant air conditioner to a multi-specialty, ultra-modern medical and dental clinic in 22,000-square-feet of…

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