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Congratulate your graduate in a special, full-color Graduation Edition of The Observer News, The SCC Observer, and The Current! Celebrate your graduate and the Class of 2015 in our commemorative…

Hydro Harvest Farms serves up pre-Easter fun for kids, parents

Hydro Harvest Farms serves up  pre-Easter fun for kids, parents

Hydro Harvest Farms held its sixth annual Easter “Eggscavenger” Hunt on Saturday, a free event for children and families. Dozens of families turned out for the hunt, which included crafts…

Backflow valves draw a crowd in SCC

Backflow valves draw a crowd in SCC

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Some 200 people turned out for a county meeting on backflow valves in Sun City Center on March 27. The meeting was effectively a continuation of a…

Nam Knights are honored guests at Ruskin VFW

Nam Knights are honored guests at Ruskin VFW

By LISA STARK They arrived with a flourish on Friday night, riding Harleys and sporting leather vests with the Nam Knights logo emblazoned on their backs.  A motorcycle club comprising…

Salsa Fest draws a sweet crowd

Salsa Fest draws a sweet crowd

Hundreds of locals turned out March 21 for the Family Salsa Festival at the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma. The event included vendors, music, games and a salsa contest.  …

Domestic violence highlighted in Riverview play

Domestic violence highlighted in Riverview play

By KEVIN BRADY “The quality of a play is the quality of its ideas.” So said George Bernard Shaw, one of the 20th century’s greatest playwrights and the only person…

50 years later, a warm welcome for Vietnam veterans

50 years later, a warm welcome for Vietnam veterans

By KEVIN BRADY   A few choice epithets and rotten eggs greeted Skip Smith when he stepped off the plane at San Francisco airport, returning home after serving in Vietnam. “My…

From Florida into the sunrise

From Florida into the sunrise

Part 1 of an Observer News feature story By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The fish swim forward. On the carpet, that is. On a ship this large, with 4,000 people and nearly…

Ace Hardware owner in Riverview marks 10th year with SCC Ace in the hole

Ace Hardware owner in Riverview marks 10th year with SCC Ace in the hole

Sun City Center store to reopen May 1 By LISA STARK April 1st marks the anniversary of 10 successful years in business for the Crossroads Ace Hardware Store in Riverview.…

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