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Riverview area news and notes

Riverview area news and notes

By KEVIN BRADY Horribles Parade among area Halloween events As many as 2,000 parents and children are expected to show up this weekend for the 16th annual Halloween Horribles Parade…

Trick or Treat Street serves up family-friendly thrills for thousands

Trick or Treat Street serves up family-friendly thrills for thousands

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Sure, it was all fun and games while waiting in line. The day felt more like summer than Halloween-autumn. The sun was shining and children and their…

Commissioners move forward with multi-million dollar Greenways project

Commissioners move forward with multi-million dollar Greenways project

By PENNY FLETCHER Richard Sanders, project manager for the South Coast Greenway, expects to have a report from the Tampa-based design firm Stantec any day that will detail that firm’s…

Five businesses lauded at chamber gala

Five businesses lauded at chamber gala

By KEVIN BRADY Business smarts and savvy paid off for five local businesses last week when they were singled out for acclaim at the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s 2013…

It’s pumpkin patch time!

It’s pumpkin patch time!

While the past few weeks have felt more like summer than autumn, a cold blast coming in from the north serves as a reminder that Halloween is just around the…

Whirlwind defines Sun City Center missionary minister

Whirlwind defines Sun City Center missionary minister

By PENNY FLETCHER Being in the room with the Rev. Mark Salmon is like being in the center of a whirlwind. Rev. Salmon is so filled with life experiences, plans,…

Obituaries October 24, 2013

Patti Jo Hatfield May 10, 1953 – October 18, 2013 Patti Jo Hatfield, 60, of Ruskin, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013. Born May 10, 1953 in Buckhan County,…

Observations: Having hope

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The LED lights on the cameras blink on a full-time quest. Several times a day and through the night, a camera catches something, a moth, perhaps, or…

Bowling for dollars, ABWIG crosses the finish line

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN For the past three years, ABWIG, the Apollo Beach Waterways Improvement Group has been beating the drums and knocking on doors in an effort to ensure that…

Scooby Boo walks to end Alzheimer’s

Scooby Boo, an 11 year old miniature  stallion, will be walking this Saturday at the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Sun City Center at United Methodist Church, 1210 Del…