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Apollo Beach community honors teachers and staff

Apollo Beach community honors teachers and staff

A Teacher Appreciation Week to remember Great things are happening at Apollo Beach Elementary School, thanks to teachers and staff who cultivate a culture of respect and appreciation in the…

Firehouse Cultural Center offers extensive menu of summer camp programs

Firehouse Cultural Center offers extensive menu of summer camp programs

Ruskin’s Firehouse Cultural Center offers six weeks of summer camp, designed for ages 8-10 and 11-15, that will provide opportunities for youngsters to imagine, explore and discover. Week 1: Acting…

Black Tip Shark Shootout benefits victims of pediatric cancer

Black Tip Shark Shootout benefits victims of pediatric cancer

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN According to organizer Captain Joel Brandenburg of Ana Banana Fishing Company at Little Harbor in Ruskin, the 10th annual Black Tip Shark Shootout that began with a…

You, me and business

Summer doldrums? By Dana Dittmar CEO, SCC Chamber of Commerce Last week, a group of us drove down Shell Point Road with the relaxed, weekend-is-starting expectation of having a nice dinner…

New building could benefit hundreds in Valencia Lakes

By KEVIN BRADY A Creative Learning Center dedicated to hobbyists in Valencia Lakes would benefit hundreds of residents, and potentially hundreds more — if it were built, according to supporters. A…

On the Horizon

What’s up with vandalism in south Riverview? By PENNY FLETCHER Residents of South Riverview, keep your eyes open for vandals. They’re on the loose. The last several days, the sheriff’s…

In SCC: Dogs look for a forever home

In SCC: Dogs look for a forever home

With slightly graying muzzles and gentle demeanors, five dogs came to Sun City Center on May 29 in search of forever homes. The dogs were accompanied by volunteers from the…

21 Things to do In (greater) Tampa Bay this summer

21  Things to do In (greater) Tampa Bay this summer

By LISA STARK Summer in Tampa Bay is packed full of opportunities for exploration and adventure, from the cultural offerings of metropolitan Tampa to the natural wonders of beach towns…

SCC author went ‘From Watermelon Inspector to the White House’

SCC author went ‘From Watermelon Inspector to the White House’

By KEVIN BRADY Too many stories are lost to the vagaries of memory and time, lives well lived and abounding with hard-earned life lessons vanishing into the air when the…

Obituaries: June 4, 2015

Anne L. Madden Anne L. Madden, 56, of Ruskin, arrived for her divine appointment with her Creator and Savior on May 28, 2015. She passed peacefully of pancreatic cancer. She…

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