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On the road again … Punta Gorda

On the road again … Punta Gorda

By WARREN RESEN North American Travel Journalists Assn. In Act 2, Scene 2 of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet says to Romeo: “What’s in a name? that which we…

Apollo Beach man in ESPN documentary

Apollo Beach man in ESPN documentary

By LIA MARTIN Former Beatles musician and songwriter John Lennon said that life happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. Apollo Beach resident Ilee Coleman had a similar…

Ruskin resident arranges major art donation for Port of Tampa

Ruskin resident arranges major art donation for Port of Tampa

By KEVIN BRADY One of Europe’s most prominent maritime artists has donated 12 original watercolor paintings to the Tampa Bay Port Authority, all thanks to a friendship established more than…

Veterans History Project: Local veterans share their military histories

Veterans History Project: Local veterans share their military histories

By LIA MARTIN The last known American veteran of World War I was Frank Buckles, who died in February 2011 at 110 years old. Buckles was an Army soldier who…

Observations: The devil I know? Hardly

Observations: The devil I know? Hardly

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN It’s always an odd feeling arriving some place in the dark of night, and that included coming home to the boat in Florida. But on a recent…

My Warrior’s Place: A testament to a mother’s determination

My Warrior’s Place: A testament to a mother’s determination

By KEVIN BRADY Resilient, determined with a never-say-die attitude, Kelly Kowall would have made a great soldier. Instead, after the death of her son in Afghanistan, Kowall set her sights…

Dining choices widen in Big Bend area

Dining choices widen in Big Bend area

By PENNY FLETCHER Residents living near the Big Bend Road and U.S. 301 intersection didn’t even have a grocery store 10 years ago, but now they have a full array…

WSCQ Radio goes live with a friendly voice

WSCQ Radio goes live with a friendly voice

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Back in a March feature article, Peter Swartz of Sun City Center said, “I could basically just push a few buttons and be on the air.” Last…

Summer camp combos — learning and fun

Summer camp combos — learning and fun

By PENNY FLETCHER It isn’t every day that students on summer vacation get to meet and learn from experts about something that’s as much fun as the outdoors. So many…

The ‘inside’ story on SCC’s fireworks and pancakes for the 4th

The ‘inside’ story on SCC’s fireworks and pancakes for the 4th

By KEVIN BRADY A major construction project in Sun City Center may have extinguished the annual fireworks show this year, but residents will still have a chance to catch a…

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