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Letter to the Editor March 13, 2014

Dear Editor, Within five days in late January, three sandhill cranes were reported in dire condition at the far southwest area of Sun City Center. They were harmed atrociously; one…

Obituaries March 13, 2014

Dennis Patrick Donahue Dennis Patrick Donahue died unexpectedly in his sleep on Wednesday, February 26, of a massive heart attack. Mr. Donahue, born in Providence, R.I., on June 7, 1950,…

The Lord’s Lighthouse gives thanks

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The Lord’s Lighthouse, a Ruskin ministry committed to providing spiritual nourishment, educational empowerment and compassionate assistance to the less fortunate, gave thanks to those who have helped them…

Road trip: Oregon — Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa

Road trip: Oregon — Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa

By WARREN RESEN – Member North American Travel Journalists Association Driving north on the coastal highways of California and Oregon and then through the redwood forests is an unforgettable adventure.…

It was a picture-perfect weekend for the Manatee Festival of the Arts

The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce apparently has some cosmic connections — it would seem impossible to have a more perfect weekend to hold the Manatee Festival of the Arts. Days…

Observations: It wasn’t surgery, it was a ‘procedure’

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Just over 24 hours after finishing my recent column on health care, I had the unexpected opportunity to seriously put my health-care coverage to use.  And what I…

Renowned Ruskin artist opens new exhibit in Tampa

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Renowned Ruskin artist Bruce Marsh, together with longtime artistic collaborator Jeffrey Kronsnoble, opened their newest exhibit, entitled From Franklin Street to Main Street, on Friday at Clayton Galleries…

We’re at WSCQ in Sun City Center!

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Like many thousands of others, Peter Swartz and his wife Janet came to visit Sun City Center in search of a retirement paradise. They almost immediately fell in…

Renovated facilities to open to Summerfield’s 7,000 residents

By PENNY FLETCHER No sooner will the newly remodeled Summerfield clubhouse finally reopen its doors next week than plans for a new building with new amenities are in the works. Bob…

SELFIES: Technology changes the world of photography, art forever

By PENNY FLETCHER Grace McKee of Apollo Beach has studied and taught many forms of art most of her life. From owning her own graphic design business to painting and teaching…

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