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Residents pave way for paying on new buildings

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Perhaps eyeing capital improvements financing on the horizon, Community Association members have increased the fee charged first-time home buyers here. This was one…

Christmas angels at the layaway counter

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN WIMAUMA — Ivette is a young woman of poise and grace with a warm and beautiful smile. She works behind the counter of the layaway desk at…

Lessons learned celebrating an unusual South County Christmas

By MELODY JAMESON BALM – A couple of families got together here last week to commemorate Christmas, 2011. There were frivolity and food in abundance. Many colorful gift bags filled…

Obituaries December 15, 2011

Edith Lillie ReedEdith Lillie Reed, 95, passed away Dec. 5, 2011 in Fayetteville, GA. She was born on April 18, 1916 in Severville Tenn. She is survived by her three…

Observations: The fluffy reporter?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Nicholas Kristof is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. If there were any rock stars remaining in journalism, Kristof…

Sundance Growers puts the color in Christmas

For Henry Brouwer and the staff at Sundance Growers on U.S. Highway 41 in Sun City, Christmas began in August as the poinsettias were first planted.  Four months and 200,000…

Christmas in SCC: Everything but snow

By Mitch TraphagenSUN CITY CENTER — With an overcast sky that, had it been 40 or so degrees cooler may have brought forth snow flurries, dozens of golf carts lined…

Annual CA election returns directors favoring capital building program

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Voting Community Association members here have opted this year for directors with experience – and may have signaled outcome of a pending big…

St. Petersburg Boat Show sees big increase in attendance

By Mitch TraphagenST. PETERSBURG — With the economic slowdown, many companies have cut back — with few more so than boating manufacturers as people turned their focus to essentials rather…

Obituaries December 8, 2011

Viola “Vi” M. KingViola “Vi” M. King, 94, of Sun City Center, formerly of Battle Creek, MI, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Sun City Center Hospice House…

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