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Good Samaritan Mission fights causes of hunger, poverty

By KEVIN BRADY  William Cruz Jr. is glad to put food on an impoverished family’s table, but it’s their minds he’s really after. On a crusade to break the cycle…

Observations: Here’s to your health … care

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Health care in America must be an incredibly fascinating topic to the rest of the world. We are a distant outlier — no other developed nation has…

Lennard Robotics Club wins big at USF competition

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The Lennard Robotics Club, a fledgling club of science-minded students founded by Lennard High School teacher (and former rocket scientist) James Reve, has continued making its mark on…

Vote expected on flood insurance rate hikes this week

By KEVIN BRADY A hard-fought battle to give relief to homeowners facing massive rate hikes in their federal flood insurance appears headed to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives…

Business owners join “Building for America’s Bravest”

By PENNY FLETCHER It isn’t every day you get to meet a character from your favorite movie, but that’s just what happened to Joan Miller, owner of Dove Interiors Carpet One…

The boys of summer prepare to take the field in Gibsonton

Although much of the nation is still firmly in the cold, hard grip of winter, the boys (and girls) of summer are ready to take the field in Gibsonton. Practice…

Lennard Longhorns going to state semifinals

The Lennard High School Longhorns basketball team is on its way to the 6A state semifinals after a 74-63 victory over Lehigh High School last Saturday. The team will play…

The growing, invisible epidemic

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN From the cockpit of my sailboat, I called the NASA Causeway bridge tender via VHF radio to request an opening as a southbound vessel. I heard a reply…

Reflexology gaining acceptance in the United States

By PENNY FLETCHER “When I leave I’m in a whole new place,” said Trudy Coleman, a longtime resident and former owner of The Coleman Connection Realty in Sun City Center. “It’s…

SCC Rotary says ‘thank you’

The Sun City Center Rotarians want to say “thank you” to the 275 volunteers that gathered at the Borini Theatre in Kings Point last Saturday, Feb. 22, to package more…

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