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A Christmas dinner by angels

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN On Thursday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, businesses, and individual residents came together to make Christmas brighter for approximately 500 seniors and veterans, many of whom would…

These pastors use new approaches to get the whole family to church together

By PENNY FLETCHER TAMPA & SOUTH COUNTY — Pastors Greg Dumas and Joey Adkins think church should be relative to the problems 21st Century people face. That’s why they’re always…

Color, creativity and contribution highlight South County’s Festival of Trees

By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN – Some of the most brightly colored and uniquely creative Christmas décor to be found is gracing various locations across the South County this week, courtesy…

All too soon enough

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I think it possible that the road to hell is paved with 13 lanes running northbound out of Atlanta. It is truly amazing that anyone gets out…

Working gingerly

By Carol MacAlister A gaggle of pre-schoolers gathered last Friday morning at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin for a workshop on building gingerbread houses. Mostly Moms were in attendance,…

Amenities Master Plan takes shape in SCC

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Addressing what residents here pinpoint as their key issues, a Community Association “blue ribbon committee” is recommending 10 possible projects for the retirement…

Obituaries December 20, 2012

Mary Curran DeelyMary “Marie” A. (Byrnes) Curran Deely, of Sun City Center/King’s Point and Quincy, MA, died November 29, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter J.…

A girl, a guitar, a rising star

A girl, a guitar, a rising star

Photo gallery of Morgan Bernard’s Orpheum performance below…. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The first thing you notice about Morgan Bernard is not the studded boots, it’s not that she’s an adorably…

HCC earns USDA grant for hydroponics farm

HCC earns USDA grant for hydroponics farm

By PENNY FLETCHER RUSKIN — Karen Lewandowski said going to school saved her life. Every day, while a Hospice patient undergoing radiation and using a walker or cane, friends drove…

Santa, elves visit local elementary school

Santa, elves visit local elementary school

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN When Santa arrived at Wimauma Elementary school using a Hillsborough County fire truck as a sleigh, some of the younger children were so excited, so much in…

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