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South County eatery wins national recognition

South County eatery wins national recognition

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN For most small businesses, a line of customers at the counter is an excellent metric for success — and such a line often exists at The Dog…

Hydro Harvest Farms to help those in need stretch budgets for healthy foods

Hydro Harvest Farms to help those in need stretch budgets for healthy foods

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN For August, Hydro Harvest Farms on East Shell Point Road in Ruskin will be holding its second annual “Double Up Food Bucks Month.” The owners of the…

Migrant children need community’s help getting ready for school

Migrant children need community’s help getting ready for school

By KEVIN BRADY With the first day of school, Aug. 19, looming, hundreds of schoolchildren in South County need help with basic school supplies such as books, pencils and notepads…

Sixteen-year-old takes first solo flight

Sixteen-year-old takes first solo flight

By PENNY FLETCHER Florida teenagers usually can’t wait for their 16th birthday so they can drive a car by themselves. Ryan Schultz of Ruskin earned that privilege on his 16th…

Self-taught musician performs in Ruskin

Self-taught musician performs in Ruskin

By PENNY FLETCHER As a teenager, Charles Calandra taught himself to play guitar by ear but couldn’t read music. “I’d listen to something and then pick it out,” he said…

At the SouthShore Library, reading to four-legged friends

At the SouthShore Library, reading to four-legged friends

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the beginning, the dogs and the kids alike were excited and hopping around. After all, it’s not every day that you can walk into a public…

Korean War veterans remembered at Armistice Day ceremony

Korean War veterans remembered at Armistice Day ceremony

By KEVIN BRADY Overshadowed by both World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War is sometimes called the Forgotten War, but the conflict was front and center July…

Understanding Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D

Understanding Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D

By LIA MARTIN For Americans 65 years of age and older, as well as for younger people with certain disabilities, Medicare is available to help with the cost of medical…

Gridiron Report: East Bay looks to build on successful season

Gridiron Report: East Bay looks to build on successful season

By KEVIN BRADY East Bay football took a body blow in May, losing 24 seniors from the first team by graduation, but coach Frank LaRosa and his players are confident…

World War II signalman tells his story

World War II signalman tells his story

By LIA MARTIN To live in the shadow of the events of World War II would impact Americans in ways impossible to imagine now. That war involved more than 100…

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