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Community turns out for Diego Duran, boy wounded by ‘celebratory’ gunfire

On Saturday, Jan. 21, hundreds gathered for a barbecue dinner and the chance to bid on dozens of items donated by individuals and local businesses to raise funds for Diego…

Obituaries January 26, 2012

Elizabeth Clark-Luka (Betty) Betty Clark-Luka, 91, of Palm Harbor, FL, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Thursday January 12, 2012. She was born in Cloquet, MN on November 20, 1920.…

Trips Worth Taking: Houston… We’re A-OK

By Warren Resen – NATWA (North American Travel Journalists Association), Jeanne O’Connor, photo journalist, W630@aol.com “Will the last one leaving please turn out the lights,” is a saying generally applied…

SCC, Riverview Chambers salute leaders, achievers

Riverview Chamber assembles to honor its community achievers By MELODY JAMESON  With the tropical informality of a luau and in the dressy formality of Club Renaissance, two South County chambers…

Observations: The Captains

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN At one point in my motley history, I lived in Ruskin and worked in Minneapolis. As a result, I flew back and forth between the two cities…

Reaching out to expecting mothers in need

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN  RUSKIN — For women facing an unplanned pregnancy, life may seem overwhelming — particularly for younger and teenaged women. This month, a faith-based organization that has been…

Change of watch for Ruskin USCG Auxiliary Flotilla

By MITCH TRAPHAGENSUN CITY CENTER — The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 from Ruskin held their annual change of watch ceremony on Jan. 21 in Sun City Center.…

USF, HCC partnership opens door to local four-year degree

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Once again charting new education ground, Hillsborough Community College SouthShore will offer a four-year business degree opportunity when the fall semester begins on its campus…

Obituaries January 19, 2012

Jane Yearsley CilleyJane Yearsley Cilley, 97, passed on to be with our Lord on January 8, 2012. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and her many friends…

Garage sale fundraiser for boy shot by ‘celebratory’ gunfire donations accepted this weekend

Diego Duran, the 12-year-old boy shot by “celebratory” gunfire on New Year’s Eve continues to improve, according to updates on the Friends of Diego Duran Facebook page. A garage sale…

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