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Chambers, businesses welcome new teachers

By Mitch Traphagen The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce both held breakfasts last week to welcome new teachers to the area.  The Riverview breakfast…

A finer day

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Carly Simon sang, “We can never know about the days to come but we think about them anyway.”  We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. In all…

Community Association leaders propose new membership

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – For only the second time in nearly 30 years of Community Association history here, a substantial expansion of the membership is getting serious…

Warning: Plan for alternate routes, extra time during RNC

By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY- No matter how well they plan or how many contingency strategies the city, county and state put into place, when it comes to how to…

Tales from an RNC veteran

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN SUN CITY CENTER — The Republican National Convention will take place in Tampa and surrounding communities next week. After months of news coverage in anticipation of the…

It’s not your Grandma’s day care anymore!

BY PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY —  When I was asked if I could write a news story on how child care has changed in the past 30 years the first…

Whatever happened about…

By MELODY JAMESON Riverview livabilityThe community that grew from a tiny settlement first named Peru on the south shore of the Alafia River has been listed among the 100 best…

Obituaries August 16, 2012

Maricela SerranoMaricela Serrano, 65, of Ruskin, FL passed away August 12, 2012. She was Day Care Director for RCMA and a member of St Anne Catholic Church. She is survived…

A first in grade schools in the works for Ruskin

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Situated to create a multi-level educational complex on this community’s near east side, a unique new South County elementary school now is on the drawing…

We need something to laugh about

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN One of the best things about being too busy to enjoy the little things in life is that I don’t have time to watch much television. The…

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