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Obituaries June 28, 2012

Alberto VelazquezAlberto Velazquez, 59 of Wimauma, Fl, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Memorial Hospital Tampa. Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on August 10, 1952, Alberto was…

Friends of Library sponsor magic at the Firehouse Cultural Center

The Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County helped to make magic for up to 160 children at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin last week. The non-profit organization dedicated…

Celebrate the 4th with a Bullet Free Sky

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN — “Some people have said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Sandy Duran said, referring to her son who was struck by…

Wimauma may get new retail store in near future

By MELODY JAMESON WIMAUMA — In keeping with this community’s long term plan, a national retail outlet is on the horizon in the downtown district here. Construction of a Dollar…

Apollo Beach Skate Park scheduled to open in July

By PENNY FLETCHER APOLLO BEACH — Employees of Team Pain, builders of the new Apollo Beach Skate Park, stopped by the park recently to try out their work after completion…

Debby pounds Tampa Bay with wind, rain

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN ­­—  On Sunday morning, residents of the Tampa Bay area woke up to a National Hurricane Center forecast showing Tropical Storm Debby heading west into Texas.…

30-year fireworks tradition carried on after owner’s death

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW — Owen Young certainly wasn’t famous but thousands — maybe even millions — of people around the world have viewed his work. In fact, the chances…

Selfless housing counselor praised for outstanding community service

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Some folks are legends in their own minds, rarely losing the opportunity to say so. Then there are a rare few who are legends in…

Obituaries June 21, 2012

George F. O’BrienGeorge F. O’Brien, 84, of Sun City Center, passed away June 12, 2012. He was born in Syracuse, NY and retired from the City of Syracuse Fire Department…

Early political convention? No, Metrocon!

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN If you happened to be in downtown Tampa this past weekend, things may have appeared even more strange than usual, what with strange looking creatures wandering around,…

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