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Observations: I need a little help from some friends

Editing note:  The original petition expired on Feb. 2 as mentioned in this article.  The links have been updated to a new petition. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Just over a year…

SouthShore Chamber names 2012 award winners

The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards banquet at the Del Webb Southshore Falls Clubhouse on Friday night.  C1 Bank was named the 2012 Small Business of the…

Gasparilla’s alter ego… St. Petersburg

By Mitch Traphagen No women were tearing off their shirts. Not a single plastic cup of beer was dumped over anyone’s head in the street. Although a few strands of…

Ruskin VFW Post #6287

Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday…

Addressing a mystery

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN RUSKIN — On the third floor of the Ruskin Woman’s Club stands a mystery. The third floor reveals the grand home’s diverse past with a classroom chalkboard…

Riverview Chamber recognizes residents, businesses in awards dinner

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards dinner at the Showmen’s Club on Friday night, to recognize individuals and businesses for their service to…

HCSO makes major bust near Gibsonton Elementary

Sheriff David Gee announced on January 15, the conclusion of “Operation Cease Fire” — a six month-long operation, ending in a wave of arrests of convicted felons who sold guns…

Trips Worth Taking: Cowboy Town USA

By WARREN RESEN, North American Travel Journalists Association Photos by JEANNE O’CONNOR Yeehaw!..This is the one word I think that best describes the most Cowboy of Cowboy Towns I’ve so…

Wi-fi available at South County parks

By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY – Thanks to the installation of wireless Internet at 12 of its recreation centers, including three in the Brandon and South County area, parents can…

The Lost Millenial: Run for your lives! It’s snowing!

By NICK NARIGON Where I come from, snowmen aren’t made with two balls. In America, we build them with three. Frosty the Snowman, Sam the Snowman from Rudolph and his…