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Autumn, education and chilling out

By Mitch Traphagen Can you feel it? Little by little, the oppressive, seemingly relentless sweaty grip of summer is giving way to autumn. Oh sure, it still gets hot during…

Businesses donate thousands to upgrade chamber

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER — It couldn’t have been done without the generosity of area businesses and volunteers. Dana Dittmar, executive director of the Sun City Center Chamber…

Ribbons cut at Weichert Realtors, AB Family Medical Center

An existing south county business with a new location shared the spotlight with a new business on Friday as the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce helped cut the ribbons at Weichert…

If life is a journey, an automobile accident can lead to adventure

By MELODY JAMESON It wasn’t high on my bucket list, but a recent Saturday afternoon at the library certainly turned into an adventure. Or, perhaps miss-adventure is more accurate. As…

New natural gas reserves could mean lower electric bills

By PENNY FLETCHER APOLLO BEACH — How could more jobs in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia have a positive effect on the budgets of residents in South County?…

An island of respite

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Although I don’t know from experience, one of the big advantages to wealth must be the ability to escape the teeming hordes, the unwashed masses from which…

History being made as contenders vie for security patrol manager

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – For the first time in its known history, there’s competition for the volunteer slot atop this community’s security patrol management. And, while it’s…

Obituaries September 13, 2012

Ellen Lucille DeMerittEllen Lucille DeMeritt Sun City Center, Fl. passed away September, 4, 2012. Ellen was born in Lyons, Ohio, on January 13, 1916. She was preceded in death by…

Visiting the ‘Big Easy’ New Orleans

By WARREN RESEN The “Big Easy,” was an eagerly awaited stop on our road trip. It was a city we had never before visited and were looking forward to the…

An American dream

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Is it just me or is the world going insane?  When I first thought about this column, I thought I had someone to blame for our woes: …

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