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Relay for Life of Sun City Center gives hope

The Relay for Life of Sun City Center, held April 10-11 at Trinity Baptist Church, brought several generations of families together on the track. Participants walked, ran, rode in strollers,…

If you see this guitar, Tom Petty would like to talk to you

By Mitch Traphagen Rock icon Tom Petty has taken to Twitter and Facebook in an effort to find five vintage, unique guitars that were stolen last week.  Thus far, he…

Observations: Looking ahead from behind

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN It was a big deal when the Holiday Inn came to Worthington, Minnesota in the 1970s. The small town on a big road between Chicago and nowhere…

YMCA proposal prompts questions about changing uses of ELAPP lands

By PENNY FLETCHER A group of residents and business people are questioning the possibility of changing land  previously designated for protection under the ELAPP program to a use that permits…

New approach to standing improvement issues underway in SCC

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Residents here are on track to revisit a community modernization plan – this time one entirely of their own making. Community Association directors…

Taking big breaths of life

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN SUN CITY CENTER — Fred Davis, along with his wife Thelma, stepped off the cruise ship in Aruba and took a deep breath. It was an accomplishment…

Obituaries April 12, 2012

Thomas D. WilliamsonThomas D. Williamson, 80, of Sun City Center passed away April 2, 2012. He was born in Niles, Ohio to George and Laura Williamson; graduated from McKinley High…

Observations: Just say ‘Moo!’

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN When I was a kid during a time when air travel was still exotic and romantic, and air travelers were known as the “jet set”, I loved…

Splintered citizen planners moving on – along different tracks

By MELODY JAMESON UZITA SHORES – With a new local name added to the mix and a new county planning executive anticipated on the scene, splintered South County citizen planners…

Andi’s Big Day

By Mitch Traphagen She arrived at our house as a frighteningly skinny puppy, but certainly not all that frightened. She had (and still has) an annoying habit of greeting people…

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