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Rash of car burglaries in Riverview urges extra caution during holidays

Rash of car burglaries in Riverview urges extra caution during holidays

By PENNY FLETCHER Around 2 a.m. on Nov. 26 some teenagers in the Summerfield development say they started hearing car alarms go off. The next morning at least six people…

One family lights the way to Christmas

One family lights the way to Christmas

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Just as the Thanksgiving Day leftovers were being packed into refrigerators across South County, one family in Apollo Beach began lighting the way to Christmas.  And it…

Boaters back call for mandatory water safety education

Boaters back call for mandatory water safety education

By KEVIN BRADY A basic boating course would improve safety on local waterways, according to experienced local boaters. The state legislature is to consider a proposal from St. Petersburg State…

Age doesn’t stop actors from showin’ their stuff

Age doesn’t stop actors from showin’ their stuff

By PENNY FETCHER When they say “The show must go on,” real actors mean it. Like the U.S. Mail, actors across the world appear in their scenes, through rain or…

For Showmen, quiet acts of charity are everyday business

The IISA will make Christmas a little brighter for special needs children in the area with a party on Dec. 9. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN For a group of people known…

On a beautiful November day, a quiet season comes to an end

On a beautiful November day, a quiet season comes to an end

The 2013 hurricane season came to an end on Nov. 30. Despite that no hurricanes have hit Florida in eight years, officials urge residents to not become complacent. By MITCH…

Beanie’s cooks from the heart for a really big family

Beanie’s cooks from the heart for a really big family

Did you have to cook for a big family on Thanksgiving this year? The crew at Beanie’s Sports Bar in Ruskin knows how you feel — they were up early…

Obituaries December 5, 2013

Thomas H. Brannigan Tom Brannigan died unexpectedly in his home at Sun City Center, Fla. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He is finally reunited with his beloved wife and dancing…

One Apollo Beach family lights the way to Christmas

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Just as the Thanksgiving Day leftovers were being packed into refrigerators across South County, one family in Apollo Beach began lighting the way to Christmas.  And it involves…

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