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OUTDOOR LEARNING: Remedial Birding

By DIANE STRAUSER ALVAREZ, Master Naturalist and Camp Bayou Supporter I participated in the Great American Backyard Bird Count several years ago when I was taking the Master Naturalist’s class…

Obituaries February 28, 2013

Donald E. Schreiber Donald E Schreiber, of Sun City Center, FL and Depew, NY, died November 30, 2012 in the Sun City Center Hospice House after a brief illness. Donald…

Observations: Spaced out in Florida

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The temperature soared into the mid-50s under a perfect winter blue sky, the kind of blue that sometimes only exists in our mind’s eyes, or in wonderful…

New deputy takes the helm in SCC

By Mitch Traphagen Sun City Center has the lowest crime rate in Hillsborough County. On the surface, it would appear as though the job of community resource deputy would be…

Computer Club receives recognition for 30 years of service

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER — One of the first things you can’t help but notice as you approach the Atrium Building at the Sun City Center Community Association…

KP Quilters improve the world, one lap at a time

By Mitch Traphagen There is something so unique and special about receiving the gift of a quilt that it defies words to explain it.  A quilt brings with it warmth…

YMCA Governing Board gives go-ahead to Gibsonton plan

Will eventually offer the area 125 new jobs BY PENNY FLETCHER The thirty community leaders that make up the Governing Board of the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA recently gave the green…

Emily, on her 11th birthday

From one of the darkest days in American history, a shining light has pierced the clouds. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Emily Engoran, a beautiful girl with a brilliant smile and magic…

Creole Choir of Cuba to perform March 4

On Monday, March 4, The Firehouse Cultural Center will provide south county residents with a truly unique opportunity.  The Creole Choir of Cuba, a world-renowned choir of 10 members from…

Deliciously discovering flan in Ybor

In Tampa’s Cigar City, known for clubs, coffee and Cuban sandwiches, it was all about flan on Saturday in Ybor City. The Flan Festival, held in conjunction with the Saturday…

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