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Firehouse Cultural Center kicks off 2013 Spring Literary Series

By Mitch Traphagen Local poet and author Melanie Hubbard will kick off the 2013 Spring Literary Series at the Firehouse Cultural Center with a poetry reading tonight, Thursday, March 21…

Legend limps home, heads back to sea

Carnival Cruise lines has had a rough few weeks with one ship losing power and requiring a tow from the Gulf of Mexico, creating an unpleasant adventure for passengers, and…

Huge, aggressive mosquito may be abundant in Florida this summer, expert warns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If mosquitoes were motorcycles, the species known as Psorophora ciliata would be a Harley-Davidson – big, bold, made in America and likely to be abundant in Florida…

SCC Fun Fest offered something for everyone

With more than 80 participating organizations and businesses, the 2013 Sun City Center Fun Fest provided something for everyone — with everyone from retirees to families with small children enjoying…

Obituaries March 21, 2013

Lee Alys Cunningham Lee Alys Cunningham, 81, of Ruskin, Fla passed away March 15, 2013. She retired as a bookkeeper and was a member of the Gibsonton United Methodist Church…

Outdoor Learning: Dancing with the daffodils

By DIANE STRAUSER ALVAREZ,Master Naturalist and Camp Bayou Supporter In Florida we do not get to walk through a meadow of glorious daffodils! Actually, there is a Daffodil Society in…

Farm worker rally marches through South County

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…

Obituaries March 14, 2013

James Hartwell James Hartwell, 70, of Ruskin, Florida, passed away on March 9, 2013. James served proudly in U.S. Army 82nd Airborne in Vietnam from August 1967 to March 1969.…

Show business land use for southeast Riverview- yes or no?

BY PENNY FLETCHER Residents in the eastern area of Riverview are at odds over the look of their community. Some long-time residents who have been using their properties many years…

Outdoor Learning: Those charming snakes

By DIANE STRAUSER ALVAREZMaster Naturalist and Camp Bayou Supporter I see snakes several times a month in my natural yard of two acres. I grew  up with black snakes in…

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