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Questions about the Affordable Care Act?

By Kevin Brady Confused about the Affordable Care Act? Michael Van Hoek is your man. Van Hoek, and thousands like him, are fanning out across the country this month to explain…

Firehouse Cultural Center officially raises the curtain

Area residents, Hillsborough County officials, volunteers and patrons of the arts turned out in large numbers to celebrate the official opening of the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin on Wednesday,…

Plans in the works for areas of Big Bend Road

Plans in the works for areas of Big Bend Road

Economic downturn has held up improvements By PENNY FLETCHER Everyone who uses Big Bend Road, especially the North and South ramps onto I-75, knows the backup can go for almost…

5 new stores opening at Brandon mall

5 new stores opening at Brandon mall

By KEVIN BRADY Husbands, boyfriends and significant others everywhere, prepare for the third ring of hell. Your partner just found a new reason to drag you to the mall: there…

Doby students make magic with Cardboard Challenge

Doby students make magic with Cardboard Challenge

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Students at Doby Elementary School in Apollo Beach joined an estimated one million other students around the world for the Global Cardboard Challenge on Oct. 5, a…

Riverview Animal Hospital to host ‘Yappy Hour’ Oct. 11

By KEVIN BRADY If God is a dog, there may be some payback in the afterlife for this. Fido isn’t talking so we don’t know how the pets feel about…

Big Draw attracts artists old and new

Ruskin’s annual Big Draw event was held on Oct. 5, the International Day of Drawing, at the Firehouse Cultural Center, drawing out families and budding artists. The free event opened…

A Blessing of the Pets

Dozens of bipeds and quadrupeds turned out at the United Community Church in Sun City Center on Saturday for a blessing of the pets service with Pastor Jean Simpson. The…

Caring for the past, preparing for the future

Caring for the past, preparing for the future

New plans in place to care for Ruskin Memorial Park By PENNY FLETCHER Ruskin’s founders couldn’t have imagined that donating land to the community to use for the common good…

Obituaries October 10, 2013

Carroll Dargan Harrell Carroll Dargan (CD) Harrell, 76, of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at South Bay Hospital. CD is survived by Rita, his wife…