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SCC Photo Club announces winners of September competition

Winners have been announced in the September competition of the Sun City Center Photo Club. Five perfect scores were awarded. Kathy Griffith received a 15 for Hawaiian Protea; Elinor Lennox…

Obituaries September 27, 2012

Glenn “Jeannette”  Spisak Glenn “Jean“ Spisak of Ruskin passed away at Tampa Bay Hospital under the care of LifePath Hospice on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.  Jean was  born in Knoxville,…

Observations: Through your eyes

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Christopher Hitchens passed away on December 15, 2011. Almost certainly, somewhere a self-proclaimed Christian celebrated. Hitchens, you see, was an unrepentant atheist. On a somewhat uncomfortably regular…

Symmes Elementary welcomes new principal

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RIVERVIEW — Symmes Elementary School principal Dr. Julie Hasson Dr. Julie Hasson filled the top post, beginning just last week.Dr. Hasson moved to Hillsborough County in 2000…

Coin club members teach history with each piece

By PENNY FLETCHER HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – When Sun City Center resident Richard Fee was 13 years old his mother was afraid he would spend the money people paid him for…

First Diversity Advisory Council seeks South County volunteers

By MELODY JAMESON Recognizing the wide diversities represented by Hillsborough’s varied populations, county officials now are seeking area residents to serve as their first Diversity Advisory Council. At least 11…

Volunteers enlist Senator’s help with questions about prison closings

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW — Questions from former volunteers at the Hillsborough Correctional Institution following the publication of a news story in the Sept. 6 edition of The Observer News…

A Florida son on the high plains: A love story

By Mitch Traphagen Frank Garcia wears many hats but he is never not a paleontologist. My interview with Garcia was scheduled a few hours before he was to have lunch…

Women take the lead in honorary mayors race

By MELODY JAMESON APOLLO BEACH – SouthShore’s very first honorary mayor is sure to be Her Honor. Two local women now are competing for the 2013 title that will be…

Obituaries September 20, 2012

Richard J. Bell ALBANY- Richard J. Bell, 88, died on September 2, 2012 at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany, New York. He was the son of Alderman…

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