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The curtain falls on an era at the Ruskin Drive-In

This week marks the end of the 35mm film era at the Ruskin Drive-In.  Beginning Monday, March 5, the iconic South Hillsborough theater will begin the conversion to digital movies…

Observations: Everything changed in an instant

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Ruskin somehow manages to be the odd man out in things. Sun City Center has an identity, and the people who live there work hard to maintain…

Citizen planners outline a future rooted in rural activity

By MELODY JAMESON BALM – Community planners here mean to keep this once-isolated pocket of Hillsborough agriculture on the country side. Six of the 10 goals identified in their draft…

Faulkner, cultural center open to a sellout audience

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN — When the lights were dimmed and the curtain rose, performance artist Leland Faulkner emerged to a sellout audience for the debut event of the Firehouse…

Some fear proposed U.S. 41 Overlay will discourage industry

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — Owners of large stretches of industrial-zoned property fronting U.S. 41 in Ruskin and Apollo Beach say the new rules proposed by the county in conjunction…

Nation’s only showmen’s museum opening in Gibsonton

By MELODY JAMESON GIBSONTON — Millions of dollars and many years in the making, a museum unlike any other is preparing to open here. Its exhibits range from human figures…

Planes, Trains and Craigslist

By MITCH TRAPHAGENThe last place I expected to be was on the Auto Train just outside of Washington, D.C. Sitting on the train, the thought occurred to me that there…

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