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A remarkable river respite for walkers in Tampa

A remarkable river respite for walkers in Tampa

For those of us living in the relative peace and tranquillity of South Hillsborough, it may be easy to forget that we also live in a growing metropolitan area of…

Flat Stanley makes a surprise visit to Apollo Beach

Flat Stanley makes a surprise visit to Apollo Beach

By LISA STARK A mysterious yellow envelope showed up in  my mailbox one day last week with a postmark from Sunnyvale, Calif.  Curious, I tore it open — and out fluttered…

Gibsonton schoolhouse makeover on track; July opening targeted

Gibsonton schoolhouse makeover on track; July opening targeted

By KEVIN BRADY Work is underway at the historic Gardenville schoolhouse that will turn the almost century-old building into a vibrant hub for senior citizens and others in the area.…

ABWIG: The man behind the mission

ABWIG: The man behind the mission

By LISA STARK What would motivate a computer technologist to volunteer four and a half years of his life to a cause in a town in which he doesn’t actually…

Haven of Hope for female prisoners offers taxpayers some hope, too

Haven of Hope for female prisoners offers taxpayers some hope, too

By KEVIN BRADY Released from jail, unable to find a job or housing, former prisoners discover that it’s all too easy to fall back into their old lives of alcohol…

Learning the ABCs of assisted living

Pacifica Senior Living, an assisted-living community in Sun City Center, recently held its first seminar on the ABCs of Assisted Living at its facility at 3855 Upper Creek Drive. With…

Sailing home from the sunrise

Sailing home from the sunrise

Part 2 of an Observer News feature story Photo gallery at the end of the article. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Michelle! Michelle! Far aft on the 16th deck of the Norwegian…

Riverview color guard — color its season ‘remarkable’

Riverview color guard — color its season ‘remarkable’

By KEVIN BRADY Few in the state high-school color guard circuit would have given the team from Riverview High a second look at the start of the season, never mind…

Letter to the Editor: April 9, 2015

It takes two Dear Editor, I am writing this to give two people recognition for making a difference in our Kings Point community. Just two people have brought many seniors…

Obituaries: April 9, 2015

Beverly “Bev” Bluett Beverly “Bev” Bluett passed away peacefully on March 31, 2015, at the Clare Bridge Memory Care unit in Sun City Center, Fla. She was a young 73,…

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