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Observations: The successful failure

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I took my first vacation in years last week. I know that it sometimes may appear that my entire life is a vacation, but the reality is…

Firehouse Cultural Center names first-ever Artist-in-Residence

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN — The Firehouse Cultural Center, located at 101 1st Avenue NE near the southeast corner of U.S. 41 and Shell Point Road in Ruskin, has named…

Accident claims the life of teenaged bicyclist in Ruskin

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN — An accident between a vehicle and a bicycle claimed the life of a teenage girl on Monday. Jessica Wortman, 18, of Ruskin, had left the…

Projects not too small, or large, for help from local Foundation

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER — When the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center was founded as the local arm of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in…

South County documentary film underway

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Wanted: good storytellers. Not the fictional kind. Not merely book readers, please. And not exactly yarn spinners good at embroidering history, either. But, rather anyone…

Obituaries February 9, 2012

Robert R. RaffertyRobert R. Rafferty, 82 of Sun City Center, FL passed away January 21, 2012 at home with his family. He was survived by his loving wife Loys Reynolds…

South Shore chamber members celebrate new direction

By PENNY FLETCHER APOLLO BEACH — Excitement was evident following the first annual Inaugural Awards Members Banquet Jan. 27 attended by about 150 of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce’s…

YMCA a possibility near Vance Vogel Park

By Penny Fletcher GIBSONTON — To build or not to build, that is the question. Well, that was the question that was asked in a comprehensive survey done by Triangle…

Human trafficking spotlight focused on South County

By MELODY JAMESON In a Pinellas County beach community, young women were held captive in a large waterfront house without clothes, money or identification, forced to work in local commercial…

Advances highlighted at local symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – As devastating as a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease might be, astounding advances in its treatment are being made. This is the hopeful message…

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