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American Victory offers best and most unique seats for Tampa boat parade

American Victory offers best and most unique seats for Tampa boat parade

The S.S. American Victory will host an unparalleled viewing of Tampa’s annual holiday “Boat Parade of Lights”  from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21. The event will serve…

Ed Barnes’ leadership appreciated by many

By PENNY FLETCHER Sun City Center Community Association staff and residents alike say they are sorry to see Ed Barnes go. The President of the Association Board of Directors has…

Obituaries December 12, 2013

Jeffrey “Jeff” Anderson Jeffrey “Jeff” Anderson, 52, of Apollo Beach, Fla passed away December 5, 2013. He was owner of AFC Systems, Inc. Survivors include his son, Matthew Anderson, his…

South County veteran symbolizes America on Pearl Harbor Day

South County veteran symbolizes America on Pearl Harbor Day

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The immaculate, black super-stretch limousine carefully weaved through the parked cars and traffic of a nearby estate sale and pulled to a stop in front of the…

Showmen’s Museum starting private tours

Showmen’s Museum starting private tours

Irreplaceable memorabilia from days gone by By PENNY FLETCHER Some of the ancient Ferris wheel seats had spindled backs, like front porch swings. Running my hand along the wooden parts…

Riverview Area News Notes

Riverview Area News Notes

Trio steals $4,500 in sunglasses from Brandon store in under a minute Detectives are asking for help identifying three men who took less than 60 seconds to rob a Brandon…

Irish dancing a sister act for Brandon trio

Irish dancing a sister act for Brandon trio

By KEVIN BRADY Freya Johanson tried tap and ballet but when it came to Irish dancing, she fell in love. “It’s really cool because you can just express yourself when…

A view to dance to

A view to dance to

Sarasota-based soulRcoaster, a band rapidly growing in popularity, took to the new stage at the Sunset Grill Tiki Bar last week. With Tampa Bay and the lights of St. Petersburg…

Hundreds turn out for decorated golf cart parade

By PENNY FLETCHER “Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’?  In the lane, snow is glistenin’…..walkin’ in a winter wonderland.” Well, there were some sleigh bells ringing — on golf carts,…

Observations: To be like Sammy

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Sammy hauled his huge body up onto the couch, laid his giant head on his pillow and let out a sigh befitting that of a big dog.…

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