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Thompson Elementary — efficient in every way

Thompson Elementary — efficient in every way

The newest school in the South Shore area, J. Vince Thompson Elementary in Ruskin, opened to much fanfare on Tuesday. The school is touted as the first energy-efficient complex in…

Hundreds of teachers ready for school at Riverview pep rally

Hundreds of teachers ready for school at Riverview pep rally

By KEVIN BRADY The pencils are sharpened and the lesson plans are primed. All that’re needed are the students and the teachers. And while pep rallies are usually limited to…

Way Out West in a Dress performed at FCC Summer Arts Camp

Way Out West in a Dress performed at FCC Summer Arts Camp

The Firehouse Cultural Center, or FCC, in Ruskin hosted students, ages eight to 14, at its Summer Arts Camps. The camps began in early July and featured theater, clay and…

Hearing aids, cochlear implants and hearing loops

Hearing aids, cochlear implants and hearing loops

By LIA MARTIN There are still many things we don’t know about how the ear works. How do we hear, and how do we lose our hearing? Some are born…

Observations: Behind the mask

Observations: Behind the mask

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Michelle and I were in our backyard enjoying a beautiful August morning when I noticed she was staring off at … something. “What are you thinking about?”…

Transportation needs are high on County Commission list

Transportation needs are high on County Commission list

By PENNY FLETCHER With growth, industry attraction and eco-tourism all taking center stage on South County’s agenda, new studies are being done to show exactly what problems now exist and…

Neighborhood Watch group strikes chord with Apollo Beach residents

Neighborhood Watch group strikes chord with Apollo Beach residents

By KEVIN BRADY It was the purse that broke the camel’s back. Kimberly Gill was about to pick up her granddaughter from an after-school program on U.S. 41 in Apollo…

Nearly seven decades after victory, another kiss in Times Square

Nearly seven decades after victory, another kiss in Times Square

In Times Square on August 14, the 69th anniversary of the end of the war, World War II veteran Sydnor Thompson, 90, reenacted the famous kiss with his wife, Harriette,…

‘Tuning prescriptions’ with DNA testing

‘Tuning prescriptions’ with DNA testing

By LIA MARTIN Imagine an almost surefire test to make sure the prescriptions your doctor is prescribing are working for you rather than harming you. Genetic testing for medications has…

Letters: August 21, 2014

Dear Editor, Many of your readers may wish to know what transpired at the SCCCA Board Meeting of August 13th. The hot issue to be decided at that meeting was…

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