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Obituaries February 27, 2014

Agnes D. Clough Agnes D. Clough, age 85, died February 22, 2014, at her home in Sun City Center, Florida. Born in Troy, N.Y. on July 19, 1928, she was…

Ruskin food pantry, mission a labor of love for Cruz family

By Kevin Brady It’s the children who break Sharon Van Loan’s heart. Hungry and sometimes too embarrassed to go to school because they have no shoes or clean clothes, the children…

Riverview teacher honored by Gov. Scott for her life of service and contribution

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN When she received the phone call, Regenia Smith, a former US Marine and a teacher at Collins Elementary School in Riverview, thought someone was playing a joke…

Observations: A Serious Adult

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I grew up in the 1960s and wanted to be a hippie, although I had no idea what a hippie actually was. I had assumed it was…

Tempers flare at SCC Community Association board meeting

By PENNY FLETCHER The scene turned ugly at the Feb. 12 monthly meeting of the Sun City Center Community Association Board when name-calling erupted during discussion of a need for a…

Want to support our veterans? Here is your chance

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Herb Silbert is on a mission. He is not an extremist on a political mission; in fact, what he hopes for isn’t even for himself. He is on…

$3 million Ring Power initiative focuses on health, saving lives

By Kevin Brady Sitting down for a blood pressure screening at a health fair at Ring Power Corp., the man thought he felt fine. A few minutes later he was…

Fund-raising drive underway to pay for funeral of child killed in Ruskin fire

By Kevin Brady Family and friends of Alejandra Carmona, who died in a Ruskin mobile-home fire on Valentine’s Day, are trying to raise money to help pay for the four-year-old child’s…

Obituaries February 20, 2014

James R. Carney James R. Carney, 87, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away February 14, 2014. He served in the United States Navy and retired as a charter boat…

Letter to the Editor February 13, 2014

Dear Editor, Taxpayers in Sun City Center are paying Hillsborough County millions of dollars to “fix” the street drains! But why? Some reasons I have heard: the design is no…

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