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TECO Manatee Viewing Center to open for season Nov. 1

TECO Manatee Viewing Center to open for season Nov. 1

To paraphrase actor John Candy’s immortal words from the 1983 movie National Lampoon’s Vacation, “Park’s closed! Manatee outside should’ve told you!” But not for long. On Saturday, Nov. 1, the…

High-school Football: East Bay, Lennard still eye playoffs; Riverview runs into Bloomingdale buzzsaw

High-school Football: East Bay, Lennard still eye playoffs;  Riverview runs into Bloomingdale buzzsaw

By KEVIN BRADY East Bay took a well-deserved 21-7 win against Strawberry Crest, a victory for a team whose record belies a strong squad whose 4-4 record doesn’t show they…

Observations: The only thing we have to fear …

Observations: The only thing we have to fear …

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the waning moments of December 31, 1999, Michelle and I tiptoed out of the New Year’s Eve church service on Stanley Cay in the Bahamas; it…

Success of Riverview disability conference promises to become annual affair

Success of Riverview disability conference promises to become annual affair

By KEVIN BRADY A free conference on disabilities that promised everything “from Soup to Nuts” was such a hit that it will become a yearly event. The conference, hosted by…

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

Invasive lionfish speared in Apollo Beach

Invasive lionfish speared in Apollo Beach

The lionfish, a native species of the Pacific and Indian oceans, has been inching its way toward Tampa Bay for the past three decades. This unwelcome visitor has been spotted…

Dreaming your way to a happier life

Dreaming your way to a happier life

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN You have spent roughly one third of your life asleep. Medical science doesn’t even have a full explanation for why we sleep. But we do to the…

Commissioner reveals projections for South County growth

Commissioner reveals projections for South County growth

By PENNY FLETCHER A shock was delivered at the laid-back monthly meeting of the Southshore Charter Chapter of the American Business Woman’s Association held at the Sandpiper Grille restaurant in…

Residents have until Nov. 6 to cast their vote for Faces of Courage

Residents have until Nov. 6 to cast their vote for Faces of Courage

By PENNY FLETCHER People from 2 to 94 come from all over Florida and other states for a weekend of fun away from their lives filled with treatments, drugs and…

Letters to the Editor: October 23, 2014

Dear Editor, I was appalled by the recent letter from a Kings Point resident who wrote about how someone decided to photograph and “turn over to the authorities” the two…

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