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Observations: Gazing into the abyss

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN When it comes right down to it, life is a funny phenomenon. It is now officially 2014 and we still don’t have flying cars. Seriously now, assuming…

No snow? No problem!

The winter of 2013 has left little doubt in the minds of most Americans that Florida is the place to be to escape the cold and ice-packed roads. Just before…

Commentary: Excuse me, but that’s covered under the First Amendment!

By PENNY FLETCHER It’s a wonderful thing to co-exist with neighbors who are different from us but when did sending a Christmas card or lighting a menorah become a hate…

At Gibsonton Elementary: Bags of Christmas cheer, nourishment and relief

At Gibsonton Elementary: Bags of Christmas cheer, nourishment and relief

Mosaic and Feeding America Tampa Bay team up to provide holiday meals for 700 families. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN It seems almost everyone looks forward to the winter holiday around Christmas.…

Snow fell in SCC on church’s Walk to Bethlehem

Snow fell in SCC on church’s Walk to Bethlehem

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN As the sun began to set and the lambs and donkeys began to lower their heads, snow fell gently outside of a stable in Sun City Center…

Santa may take care of Christmas, but… local shelter needs help year ’round

Santa may take care of Christmas, but… local shelter needs help year ’round

By PENNY FLETCHER Some have been beaten; others evicted. Sometimes, a single event happened without warning, like getting pink-slipped because your employer has closed-up shop. Whatever the reason, abused or…

With New Year’s Eve approaching, Bullet Free Sky spreads word to celebrate safely

The South County nonprofit organization gears up to help save lives on what has proven to be a dangerous holiday By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Bullet Free Sky, a South County based…

COMMENTARY: Excuse me, but that’s covered under the First Amendment!

By PENNY FLETCHER It’s a wonderful thing to co-exist with neighbors who are different from us but when did sending a Christmas card or lighting a menorah become a hate…

Collection underway after mom of young children dies in Riverview crash

By KEVIN BRADY A collection fund has been set up for the family of a young Apollo Beach woman who died in a head-on crash on U.S. 301 just days…

Obituaries December 26, 2013

C. John Bialek C. John Bialek, 85, of Sun City Center passed away December 21, 2013. John was devoted to his wife of 61 years, Clementina. He also loved his…

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