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From a tragic incident in Florida, a peaceful rally in Minnesota

By Mitch Traphagen WORTHINGTON, MINN – A Florida woman who recently moved to a rural community in Minnesota felt compelled to speak out against what she saw as an injustice…

History of Ruskin women spotlighted

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – “We are not thinking as much New Thought as we think we are. It is all old. People have thought it before. Again. And again.…

USF Honors College students give their impressions of London trip

BY PENNY FLETCHER HILLSBOROGH COUNTY — Twenty University of South Florida students in the school’s Honors College recently spent seven days in London. It’s something anyone in the Honors College…

Obituaries April 5, 2012

Lawrence Robert CovilleLawrence Robert Coville passed away peacefully March 25, 2012 in Freedom Plaza in Sun City Center. He was born October 13, 1916 in New York. He married Gloria…

Observations: Coming around again

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Michelle and I were heavily laden with grocery bags and covered in sweat as we walked from the store back to the dinghy dock in Marathon, Florida.…

Second petition aims for vote on land deal

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Residents here who continue to question a proposed land swap have submitted a second signature petition seeking a community membership vote. David Floyd,…

Equal treatment could be critical to inmates’ futures

By MELODY JAMESON BALM – As the Hillsborough Correctional Institution here is being mothballed over the outspoken objections of inmates, volunteers and legislators, a supportive but thin legal thread remains…

SCC artist speaks volumes with her brush

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN SUN CITY CENTER — Artist Virginia Laudano has a lot to say. Her words, what she sees and feels, come through as brush strokes on canvas and…

Proposals for zoning overlay presented at Open House

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — County planners spoke to a packed house for the first time since meetings concerning a proposed zoning overlay along U.S. 41 from Big Bend Road…

Whatever happened about…

By MELODY JAMESON …Skyview HOASun City Center retirees in this long established homeowners association will not have to come up with $5,000, give or take a few hundred, to cover…

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