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A (former) snowbird’s lament

A (former) snowbird’s lament

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I  am on a JetBlue flight from Tampa to New York City’s LaGuardia airport  — at 37,000 feet, traveling at 550 miles per hour, currently somewhere over…

SCC Photo Club announces Viewers’ Choice winners

SCC Photo Club announces Viewers’ Choice winners

Nearly 2,100 votes were cast for the Sun City Center Photo Club’s Viewer’s Choice competition held at FunFest on Saturday, March 21. Congratulations to the winner and the prestigious Top…

Thousands turn out for FunFest

Thousands turn out for FunFest

It was expected that 5,000 people would turn out for the Sun City Center FunFest last Saturday, an annual event that seems to grow in popularity and size each year.…

Obituaries: March 26, 2015

Kenneth Charles Anderson “Chuckster” Kenneth Charles Anderson went to be with his Lord on March 14, 2015. He began his journey on July 11, 1955, in Washington, D.C.  He traveled…

Sunshine Cowboys

Sunshine Cowboys

In Florida, long before there were beachfront condos, there were cowboys. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN A hoof stomped. The sound it made was as soft as the dirt, now imprinted with a…

March competition winners with the Sun City Center Photo Club

March competition winners with the Sun City Center Photo Club

The Sun City Center Photo Club has announced the winners of its March Competition. The awards were given by professional judge John Livernois. Color Print category: At the Masters level,…

Family to family: new ownership for The Observer News publications

Family to family: new ownership for The Observer News  publications

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the early 1960s, the Mixon family opened a printing business that would change the face of South Hillsborough. And shortly after, their Shopper newspaper soon absorbed…

1,000 visitors expected for Family Salsa Festival

1,000 visitors expected for Family Salsa Festival

By KEVIN BRADY Fun and a little education will go hand-in-hand at this weekend’s Family Salsa Festival at the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma. With vendors, music, games and, of…

Manatee Arts Festival brings color, music to E.G. Simmons Park

Manatee Arts Festival brings color, music to E.G. Simmons Park

In Florida, they don’t call it Chamber of Commerce weather for nothing — at least in the case of the Manatee Festival of the Arts. The SouthShore Chamber managed to…

Free concert at Canoe Outpost March 21

Free concert at Canoe Outpost March 21

The Canoe Outpost on the Little Manatee River in Wimauma will hold another show Saturday, March 21,  in its Outback Free Concert Series, a camping, paddling, getaway weekend event. Canoe…