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Obituaries: May 1, 2014

Dorothy Kroll Bender Dorothy Kroll Bender, 94, wife of the late Paul V. Bender, entered into rest Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Evans, Ga. Dorothy was born to Edward and…

The Observer News Today April 30, 2014

The Observer News Today April 30, 2014

Good Wednesday morning to you! At 7:15 a.m., the humidity was a sultry 90 percent with a south wind blowing in all of that nice, warm, and wet air from…

The Observer News Today April 29, 2014

The Observer News Today April 29, 2014

Spring, we hardly knew you. According to the Ruskin National Weather Service Office, mostly sunny and warm today with a high of 88, although for some it could be a…

Pigs in the Parking Lot in Apollo Beach

Pigs in the Parking Lot BBQ, Beer & Blues Festival Date: May 16, 2014 Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM Event Description: Pigs in the Parking Lot BBQ, Beer &…

Hundreds come together to the beat of a collective mind on Easter

Hundreds come together to the beat of a collective mind on Easter

There were grandparents and children, couples young and old, there were snare drums and floor toms, bongos and even a few five-gallon buckets, all beating to the rhythm of the…

New gym takes shape at Gardenville Recreation Center

New gym takes shape at Gardenville Recreation Center

By KEVIN BRADY A  new 10,000-square-foot gymnasium on the grounds of the Gardenville Recreation Center, 6219 Symmes Road, Gibsonton, is already taking shape. The multipurpose facility will feature spring-flooring to…

College grad heads for missionary training

College grad heads for missionary training

By PENNY FLETCHER A year ago Sacia Mullins of Ruskin was finishing her last year at the University of South Florida, where she majored in theater and minored in psychology.…

Life lessons learned in Riverview High culinary program

Life lessons learned in Riverview High culinary program

By KEVIN BRADY Fifteen minutes before the doors open at The Reef, the kitchen symphony is reaching the end of its crescendo. Large pots hitting the stove are laying down…

Local red-light camera tops county ticket list

Local red-light camera tops county ticket list

By KEVIN BRADY A camera at the main entrance to the largest mall serving Riverview and Brandon issues more citations for running red lights than anywhere else in the county,…

Ruskin food pantry homeless after church decides to sell property

Ruskin food pantry homeless after church decides to sell property

By KEVIN BRADY A Ruskin food pantry is searching for a new home after a local church said it could no longer afford the property. Opened in 2008 by Pastor…