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Losing senses: How ‘Dining in the Dark’ opened my eyes to blindness

Losing senses: How ‘Dining in the Dark’ opened my eyes to blindness

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Dinner was delicious — but I never saw it. I was told what was on the plate, I was told that the broccoli was in the three…

New boundaries for South County high-school students proposed

New boundaries for South County high-school students proposed

Three public meetings before vote; middle and elementary schools also affected By PENNY FLETCHER Serious overcrowding at East Bay and other high schools have caused the Hillsborough County School Board…

Reader on the roof

Reader on the roof

By CAROL MacALISTER Look! Up in the air! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Batman … on the roof! Batman, aka Mark Haggett, director of the Academies of…

Observations: Capturing the beautiful you

Observations: Capturing the beautiful you

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I love photography. If anyone thinks of me at all, it is probably as a writer; but in my heart, I am a photographer and have been…

Pages of Life Bookstore: A hidden gem

Pages of Life Bookstore: A hidden gem

By JEANNE SHANIN Contributing Writer Pages of Life Bookstore, located at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, is the only Christian bookstore and gift shop between Brandon and…

Community asked to participate in memorial brick project

Community asked to participate in memorial brick project

By PENNY FLETCHER The area surrounding the flagpole at Eisenhower Middle school won’t ever be the same now that the area has been dedicated to a memorial brick project. The…

Ruskin Branch Library — from olden to Golden

Ruskin Branch Library — from olden to Golden

Apollo Beach family goes all out with holiday displays

Apollo Beach family goes all out with holiday displays

By KEVIN BRADY Few families do the holidays quite like the Petramalos of Cobia Cay in Apollo Beach. The family drew hundreds to their home recently with Halloween decorations that…

Honoring those who keep our land free

Honoring those who keep our land free

By PENNY FLETCHER Regardless of the fact that there were services and ceremonies throughout South County honoring military veterans, the residents of the Bayonne 1 community from the Renaissance area…

Locals do well in Tampa Bay Senior Games

Locals do well in Tampa Bay Senior Games

By PENNY FLETCHER South County residents did well in the 2014 Senior Games held between Sept. 29 and Oct. 17. Several even made it to state-level competition, which will be…

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