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Giving tangible thanks

Giving tangible thanks

A life well-lived celebrated by charitable gifts. By PENNY FLETCHER The sign outside by the circular drive said, “Birthday Party Here,” but the event was far more than a birthday…

On Thanksgiving: one nation, one voice

On Thanksgiving:  one nation, one voice

Much has changed in the four centuries since what we accept as Thanksgiving began, but the tradition remains. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN There were no 24-hour supermarkets. There were no web…

St. Joseph’s South to present new hospital to public Jan. 17

St. Joseph’s South to present new hospital to public Jan. 17

By PENNY FLETCHER St. Joseph’s Hospital South is preparing to host a community event Jan. 17 to show South County what it will have to offer when it opens next…

Observations: Love more, flip off less

Observations:  Love more, flip off less

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN It is Thanksgiving. It is a holiday of some myth but largely of faith and gratitude. Over the centuries, it remains appropriately named to a true meaning:…

Former trapeze artist part of local holiday variety show

Former trapeze artist part of local holiday variety show

Circus performer Mavis Johnson now an energetic grandma. By LISA STARK Freelance writer and photographer Mavis Johnson is a regular on the local Ruskin scene, where she works as a…

Obituaries: November 27, 2014

Donald R. Anderson, M.D. Donald R. Anderson, M.D., of Sun City Center, Fla. / Pembine, Wis., died in the loving arms of his wife on November 17, 2014, at the…

Letters to the editor: November 27, 2014

Those who endure Dear Editor, They arrive at dawn on the backs of pick-up trucks, grab their buckets, their lunch and head into the fields. It will be a long…

Losing senses: How ‘Dining in the Dark’ opened my eyes to blindness

Losing senses: How ‘Dining in the Dark’ opened my eyes to blindness

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Dinner was delicious — but I never saw it. I was told what was on the plate, I was told that the broccoli was in the three…

New boundaries for South County high-school students proposed

New boundaries for South County high-school students proposed

Three public meetings before vote; middle and elementary schools also affected By PENNY FLETCHER Serious overcrowding at East Bay and other high schools have caused the Hillsborough County School Board…

Reader on the roof

Reader on the roof

By CAROL MacALISTER Look! Up in the air! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Batman … on the roof! Batman, aka Mark Haggett, director of the Academies of…

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