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Letter to the Editor: December 24, 2014

Is it really about communism? Dear Editor, How much longer are we going to be held hostage by the Cuban community in Miami? Think about it. We don’t deal with…

Obituaries: December 24, 2014

Col. John S. Garbett John S. Garbett, 94, of Sun City Center, passed away December 19, 2014, surrounded by family. Born in Canton, Ohio, on June 3, 1920, John grew…

A shot at the $1 million spot! Local man shoots for Super Bowl commercial

A shot at the $1 million spot! Local man shoots for Super Bowl commercial

By PENNY FLETCHER Brian Kleinschmidt of Riverview has produced a Doritos commercial that may be one of the company’s two paid spots that will be shown at Super Bowl XLIX…

Culinary students serve up holiday cheer

Culinary students serve up holiday cheer

    By LISA STARK Contributing Writer/Photographer On Dec. 10, the South County Career Center on John Sherman Way in Ruskin hosted a luncheon entitled, “FCCLA Holiday Harmony Partnership” at…

Beverly Kay retires after 27 years at The Observer News

Beverly Kay retires after 27 years at The Observer News

Beverly Kay began working at The Shopper & Observer News in 1987 as a front desk clerk. She added circulation manager to her list of duties, and has been taking…

Gerry Bell ringing in the New Year in a musical way

Gerry Bell ringing in the New Year in a musical way

By LISA STARK Contributing Writer/Photographer Gerry Bell is clearly in love with music, as anyone who sees him on the local scene playing trumpet and singing karaoke would surmise. But…

Christmas display a labor of love for Apollo Beach family

Christmas display a labor of love for Apollo Beach family

By KEVIN BRADY Laura Petramalo carries Christmas in her heart all year, so when December rolls around she can’t wait to get into the garage and unpack the boxes of…

A Joyful Noise unto the Lord

A Joyful Noise unto the Lord

By JEANNE SHANIN Contributing Writer Worshipers of different religions gathered to pray for peace at the Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service held at Beth Israel Congregation of Sun City Center on…

SCC Parade was a celebration of Christmas and sunshine

SCC Parade was a celebration of Christmas and sunshine

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN It was a celebration on Saturday in Sun City Center. Certainly a celebration of the joy and good will found in the Christmas season but there appeared…

Grieving during the Holidays

Grieving during the Holidays

By JEANNE SHANIN Contributing Writer For many of us, Christmas and New Year mark the most exciting time of year, bustling with the anticipation of gifts, giving and celebrations with…