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Letter to the Editor March 6, 2014

A Town Without Pity Dear Editor, It’s becoming more and more apparent these days that Sun City Center is in need of a zoning board. We have a dedicated Long-Range…

Beth-El Mission: From a tiny house in Ruskin to feeding thousands

By KEVIN BRADY Every week, thousands of mostly migrant farmworkers line up for food at one of the county’s largest food banks, the Beth-El Farmworker Ministry. Home to a charter…

Caring Castle nets more than 1 ton of food for hungry

By KEVIN BRADY South County opened its hearts and pantries in February, donating 2,600 pounds of food to the “Have a Heart Caring Castle” food drive benefiting hungry families. The nonperishable…

‘Angels’ needed for on-call help

By PENNY FLETCHER A local woman in her mid-40s had a full-time job and was going to nursing school part time, and was also the main caregiver for her disabled…

Shields teacher named Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN For the second year in a row, the Hillsborough Education Foundation has named a South County teacher to receive one of its highest awards. Last week, Julia Sarmiento,…

Manatee Festival of the Arts expands — but keeps its local focus

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN South Hillsborough is blessed with festivals. And like the area itself, the festivals have changed over the years: They have grown bigger, attracting an ever-larger audience as well…

Performing Arts Company does more than perform

By PENNY FLETCHER When Lew Resseguie moved to Sun City Center after a 30-year career in theater, television and commercials, he expected to spend most of his time playing golf. “But…

$4.5 million Gibsonton wetlands restoration project almost complete

By KEVIN BRADY A massive project to restore wetlands in Gibsonston should be completed next month. Almost a decade in the making, the program started last summer to restore mangroves at…

Obituaries March 6, 2014

Jan Burr Jan Burr died peacefully on February 22, at LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center. She was born in Detroit, Mich. on November 17, 1926.  Jan was predeceased by…

Obituaries March 6, 2014

Jan Burr Jan Burr died peacefully on February 22, at LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center. She was born in Detroit, Mich. on November 17, 1926.  Jan was predeceased by…

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