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County: New land-code amendment will reflect intent of Ruskin Community Plan

By KEVIN BRADY The Ruskin Community Plan, hammered out over two years, more than 40 public meetings and involving hundreds of residents, developers and landowners, is supposed to be a guideline…

Spirits not dampened by rain-out

By PENNY FLETCHER It was the first time South County’s Relay for Life, held at Riverview High School this year, didn’t last 18 hours. Severe rain and thunderstorms caused the teams…

Chill on the beach, bang on the drum

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Perhaps a day should not end in silence; particularly a day that marks the end of a weekend. Imagine sitting on a white sand beach watching the sun…

‘Healthy Living’ educational seminars: Colorectal cancer prevention

By Lia Martinlia@observernews.net The American Cancer Society estimates that 136,830 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014, and that 50,310 will die from it in the United States.…

Observations: Leaving home (Part 2)

Observations: Leaving home (Part 2)

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN We were welcomed to the city by rain, two young guys I only hoped were the people we hired to help us move, along with a nice…

Deputy rescues drowning Riverview bull

By KEVIN BRADY Have you heard the one about the cop and the bull? Only in this case, it’s true. File it under “Only in Florida,” but a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s…

Technology collides with grandma’s pastime

By PENNY FLETCHER It’s not your Grandma’s pastime anymore. When sewing and embroidery are mentioned, most people don’t think of computers or technology; they think of embroidery hoops and trying to…

Vietnam Veterans welcomed home at memorial park

By KEVIN BRADY What a difference four decades make. Vietnam veterans received an indifferent and sometimes hostile reception 40 years ago when they returned from a war some Americans wanted to…

Big Bend works to meet compliance standards

By LIA MARTINlia@observernews.net By 2016, it is possible that customers serviced by TECO’s Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach will begin seeing a cost savings on their electric bill.…

Obituaries April 4, 2014

Hazel Marie Martin Hazel Marie Martin, 81, of Sun City Center, Fla., peacefully passed away March 27, 2014. She was a retired registered nurse and director of nursing. A vital…