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Obituaries March 20, 2014

Lillie Hurley Houghtaling Lillie Hurley Houghtaling, 82, born in Ruskin, Fla., died March 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Julius E. (Dooley)…

Feed the Bay hopes to raise food for area’s hungry

By Kevin Brady Perhaps you went a little hog wild during that baked bean sale last month. Or maybe you are a doomsday prepper who has enough rice and beans stored…

FunFest

The Sun City Center FunFest brought out between 7,000 and 8,000 people on Saturday, March 15, as the clubs and organizations and some businesses showed visitors what they were all…

President ready to sign rollback of flood insurance rate hikes

By Kevin Brady Local real estate agents are welcoming a new bill that will give relief to homeowners hurt by the recent overhaul of federal flood-insurance rates. After months of wrangling,…

Observations: Cora is spelled F-U-N

By Mitch Traphagen Of all of the mammals I’ve met in my life, including humans, of course, a cat named Cora is among the very few who has somehow managed to…

Haiti Revisited, 2014

Haiti Revisited, 2014

By HAL OTT Love. Hope. Determination. Pride. Extreme Poverty. Progress. Resilience. These are but a few of the words that come to mind after my most recent visit to Haiti.…

Vandalism temporarily closes Sun City Center Dog Park

By PENNY FLETCHER Monday, March 10, passed like any other early spring day in Sun City Center. With the temperature around 75 degrees, the tennis and volleyball courts and softball field…

South Shore Music Festival to benefit wounded veterans

By Kevin Brady Riverview will be rocking for a good cause May 3 when the South Shore Music Festival takes to the stage to benefit a wounded area veteran. The concert…

Quilters make kids in residential facility feel more like they’re home

By PENNY FLETCHER It’s bad enough to be packed up in the middle of the night and taken away from home – often in a police car — with nothing but…

‘It is insidious’

By Mitch Traphagen Don Guiley was once asked to consult at a geriatric facility for a man who was believed suffering  from dementia. Guiley, the owner of A+ Hearing Center in…

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