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The Buffer Zone

Separation is defined by the sound of metal on metal By MITCH TRAPHAGEN TAMPA – The heavy steel door closed with a resounding thud and clank, leaving nothing to the…

The Lost Millenial: Cherry Blossoms are winter’s death knell

By NICK NARIGON The song of spring is the death knell of winter, and so it is in Japan as in other moderate climates of the world. Winter in Tokyo…

Paddles up for Dragon Boating!

By PENNY FLETCHER With a dragon head on the front, tail on the back, and a drum steadily beating out the cadence for the stroke, Ed Norstrem steers a full…

Individual acts of kindness, rarely talked about or seen

By PENNY FLETCHER Over the years, I’ve heard many say, “What can one person do?” or “It’s the big organizations that can do the most good. Individuals can’t really make…

Obituaries March 28, 2013

Peggy Ruth Freeman Booth Peggy Ruth Freeman Booth, 89, of Sun City Center, FL, passed away peacefully at home on March 19, 2013. Peggy was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England,…

Outdoor Learning: Easter and epiphytes

By DIANE STRAUSER ALVAREZ,Master Naturalist and Camp Bayou Supporter It’s a marvel to see Resurrection Fern and the native Florida Butterfly Orchid (Encyclia tampensis) growing together on oak tree branches.…

SCC goes to the dogs

Sun City Center went to the dogs with the 10th annual Sun City Center Dog Show, held Saturday, March 23 at Community Hall. The show had approximately 60 dogs walking…

This weekend, get outdoors for a good cause

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN With the temperatures forecast to be in the high 70s and low 80s in South Hillsborough, this is the weekend to break out the fishing poles, running…

In rain, farm worker rally marches to Riverview

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN On a Tuesday morning with rain coming down in occasional bursts, several dozen people, escorted by state law enforcement vehicles, walked from Ruskin to Riverview, part of…

Riverview’s Forest Glen to have 86 homes

New Development on McMullen Road one mile south of Boyette BY PENNY FLETCHER After building new homes alongside other builders in MiraBay and Waterset in Apollo Beach, and FishHawk in…

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