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Residents invited to help family of 13-year-old killed Nov. 16

Residents invited to help family of 13-year-old killed Nov. 16

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW — Darren Denington didn’t waste any time putting up a website to gather donations for one of his employees after the death of her daughter on…

Learning life lessons

Learning life lessons

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — Bank employees set up chairs and readied their stations. They set out plates of cookies and bottles of water. Nicole Arbisi prepared to talk with…

Traffic signals set for busy Symmes Road intersection

By MELODY JAMESON GIBSONTON – Drivers frustrated by roadway congestion and concerned about vehicle accidents here have something different to be thankful for this year – forthcoming traffic control signals.…

Meet Zoe. She is one of us

Meet Zoe. She is one of us

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN American writer and newspaperman Finley Peter Dunne once famously said that newspapers have the ability to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Indeed, in Dunne’s era…

The Lost Millenial: Life-altering adventures start out in the fetal position

By NICK NARIGON It was six months ago that I moved to Japan. Now that a little time has passed, it is easier to reflect on the transition to living…

St. Augustine gearing up for 500th Anniversary

By WARREN RESEN, North American Travel Journalists Association Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s landing in 1513. The City of St. Augustine has already begun its…

Observations: Meet Zoe. She is one of us

American writer and newspaperman Finley Peter Dunne once famously said that newspapers have the ability to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Indeed, in Dunne’s era that may have…

Metropolitan Ministries new donation drop-off is now located in South County

For years Metropolitan Ministries has been helping those in need, especially during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. And for years, residents and organizations in south Hillsborough County have trekked to…

Music to their ears

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — Officials of the South Hillsborough Ministerial Association want to help their northern neighbors who took the brunt from Hurricane Sandy but they want to be…

County officials, community leaders want to put the “beach” back in Apollo Beach

By MELODY JAMESON APOLLO BEACH – If current plans are realized, this waterfront community on the eastern shore of Tampa Bay once again may have its own public beach. And,…