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Obituaries December 29, 2011

Concetta V. BeckwithConcetta V. Beckwith, 91, of Sun City Center, passed away on December 20, 2011. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts and had previously taught ceramics classes. She served…

Making marriage work…from the 50 year perspective

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – “I now pronounce you……” Fifty years ago this month, in southern California, Paul and Marsha Sasville pledged their lasting commitments, heard those words…

Observations: Where I should be

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The airplane leveled out at 32,000 feet and I settled back into my seat. Every single person on that plane had a singular purpose for being there.…

A New Year, a new church for New Thought in SCC

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I say “it’s all good,” in my knowing way;Inviting God’s hand,to bless my day.— Part of a poem entitled “Evil Is Not The Work of God” by…

Local channel dredging takes on a global aspect

By MELODY JAMESON APOLLO BEACH – Aiming for a channel dredging solution that won’t have to be soon repeated, the spearheading organization here is considering a more global approach to…

Obituaries December 22, 2011

John F. “Jack” Kennedy Sr.John F. “Jack” Kennedy, 66, of Valencia Lakes in Wimauma, Florida, passed away Monday, December 12, 2011 from complications from his brave battle with esophageal cancer,…

HCSO celebrates a chili holiday

The competition was fierce. On Saturday, off-duty officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office District IV office in Ruskin brought forth their best…carrying in slow cookers filled with chili for…

World of Suzie Vong recognizes local teachers

Suzie Vong, owner of the World of Suzie Vong in the plaza near Home Depot in Sun City Center, made the holidays brighter for five local teachers. On Dec. 16,…

Observations: Merry Christmas! There, I said it.

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Merry Christmas! Yes, that’s right — I said it: Merry Christmas! Should I now sit back and wait for the Politically Correct Police to come and handcuff…

Last minute shoppers go local at Ruskin Market

Hundreds of people turned out for the South Shore Market held on Sunday looking for last minute gifts — for others and themselves. The market, held monthly near the corner…

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