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With big grant, Bayou Pass Village greens up for Earth Day

With big grant, Bayou Pass Village greens up for Earth Day

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN A quote passed widely around Facebook in the weeks leading up to Earth Day and Arbor Day said, “Imagine if trees gave off WiFi signals, we would…

‘Greatest Generation’ cruise to honor late congressman, veterans

‘Greatest Generation’ cruise to honor late congressman, veterans

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The historic American Victory ship, one of only four operational World War II merchant steamships in the U.S., will set sail on Saturday, May 3, to honor…

Firehouse Blues & Bar-B-Que at Firehouse Cultural Center

Firehouse Blues & Bar-B-Que  at Firehouse Cultural Center

By KEVIN BRADY Famed blues artist George Worthmore will headline a barbecue and blues concert this weekend at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Avenue NE, Ruskin. Organizers are hoping…

‘The Devil’s Glove’ … A Chicago White Sox ghost story

‘The Devil’s Glove’ … A Chicago White Sox ghost story

By LIA MARTIN Cousin Vinny aka Anthony Agnello has received such controversial press coverage since the release of his book The Devil’s Glove that many fail to recognize the quality…

Serving through the years

Serving through the years

By LIA MARTIN Mahatma Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” It is possible that serving others can also keep…

Salsa Festival draws 1,000 to Good Samaritan Mission

Salsa Festival draws 1,000 to Good Samaritan Mission

By KEVIN BRADY The weather held out, at least for half of the day, but rain couldn’t quench the thirst of visitors for “All Things Salsa” March 29 in Wimauma.…

Ruskin Land Code amendment clears a key hurdle

Ruskin Land Code amendment clears a key hurdle

By KEVIN BRADY A  new land code amendment that sets guidelines for development in large parts of Ruskin passed its legislative test last week. The public hearing on the amendment…

Cypress Creek ALR celebrates 15 years

Cypress Creek ALR celebrates 15 years

By LIA MARTIN The Biggins’ family has been taking care of older folks for quite a long time. Jim Biggins says that he can remember, as a boy, taking food…

On the road again … The Biltmore Estate

On the road again … The Biltmore Estate

By WARREN RESEN    North American Travel Journalists Assn. When George Washington Vanderbilt began planning and building his home, which today is still the largest private residence ever built in…

Observations: Good people and gratitude

Observations: Good people and gratitude

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The moment I met Chuck and Sandy at their Kings Point home, I knew that I would like them very much. I arrived a few minutes early…

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