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Full steam ahead for South Shore Music Festival

Full steam ahead for South Shore Music Festival

By KEVIN BRADY Fundraising for the South Shore Music Festival, Saturday, Nov. 8, to benefit area veterans is well underway with Beef ‘O’ Brady’s now signed up as a title…

South County writer goes the distance

South County writer goes the distance

With a tagline of For Authors By Authors, Penny Fletcher opens Soaring Eagle Books. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Penny Fletcher opened her eyes and gazed with weariness out the window, a…

Observations: The captain and the bad penny

Observations: The captain and the bad penny

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the dream I awoke from last night, I was preparing to leave Florida. I had checked the bilge on the boat as I always do and…

Bus stops make traveling easier along U.S. 301

Bus stops make traveling easier along U.S. 301

By PENNY FLETCHER Now that the bike and walking path has been completed along a stretch of U.S. 301 from south of Big Bend Road into Brandon, HARTline has begun…

The ‘non-flight’ Honor Flight Memorial

The  ‘non-flight’ Honor Flight Memorial

By LIA MARTIN SunTowers resident retired Army Air Corps Lt. Col. Paul Swofford, who was a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II, was unbelieving and joyful as he and…

Donated hair a gift from the heart

Donated hair a gift from the heart

By PENNY FLETCHER Somewhere a child with a medical condition or treatment that has caused hair loss will be getting a lift because of the gift of a six-year-old Ruskin…

Area gallery hosts Ruskin artist’s first one-man show

Area gallery hosts Ruskin artist’s first one-man show

By KEVIN BRADY “From want to being,” the title of his first one-man show, is something Ron Deel knows a little about. “There are a lot of people who want…

Heilmann retires after 16 years at Riverview High School

Heilmann retires after 16 years at Riverview High School

By KEVIN BRADY Bob Heilmann, a man synonymous with Riverview High School since its opening, is stepping down after 13 years in the principal’s chair. Danielle Shotwell, the current principal…

Riverview confident despite daunting gridiron schedule

Riverview confident despite daunting gridiron schedule

By KEVIN BRADY “There are three kinds of lies: lies, (darn) lies, and statistics,” according to 19th-century English Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in a quote popularized in the U.S. by…

Obituaries: August 7, 2014

Mark William Rybak Mark William Rybak, age 29, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home in Apollo Beach, Fla.  He was born October 10, 1984, in West…

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