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Scout Troop 661 sees another young Eagle fly

Scout Troop 661 sees another young Eagle fly

By KEVIN BRADY Connor Mortus is joining a select group as he enters the final furlong of work on his Eagle Scout project: a sorely needed shed to store sports…

Captain Joel’s Fishin’ Holes

Captain Joel’s Fishin’ Holes

August is Shark Month in Tampa Bay By JOEL BRANDENBURG The Shark Week shows and documentaries started on television right after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. It was so…

You, me and business: Hurricane at home

You, me and business: Hurricane at home

By DANA DITTMAR, CEO, SCC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE It’s coming up on August, which is supposedly the height of hurricane season in Florida.  As I write this, there isn’t one…

There’s this place: Alderman’s Ford Park

There’s this place: Alderman’s Ford Park

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Just down the road from Goodson Farms just off County Roads 672 and 39 lies a little slice of paradise that most people don’t consider when they…

Observations: Take the long way home

Observations: Take the long way home

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In Minneapolis, I canceled my return flight to Tampa and kept my rental car. I’ve made a number of trips up North since my friend died in…

Wow! What a Season! East Bay 11U baseball team finishes as Regional Champs

Wow! What a Season! East Bay 11U baseball team finishes as Regional Champs

By LISA STARK Wow! What a season the East Bay All Stars have had this year!  As the first team in the 44-year history of East Bay Youth Athletics (formerly…

East Bay U8 softball team is in the World Series

East Bay U8 softball team is in the World Series

The East Bay Youth Athletics 8U girls softball team has clinched a berth in the Babe Ruth World Series. Their first game is tomorrow, July 31, in Alachua, Fla., against…

Veterans lend a helping hand

Veterans lend a helping hand

By LISA STARK Last week the members of the Riverview VFW (nicknamed “The River Rats”) discovered that pulling together as a team can work miracles right in their own backyard.…

Filling needs, saving lives: Organizations join forces for children in Wimauma

Filling needs, saving lives:  Organizations join forces for children in Wimauma

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN There are numerous organizations, ranging from regional and national groups to heroic efforts made by local churches, all focused on helping impoverished and disadvantaged children and families…

Kiwanis Club changes name. Mission remains the same: ‘Children are priority one’

Kiwanis Club changes name. Mission remains the same: ‘Children are priority one’

By KEVIN BRADY A  local chapter of the Kiwanis Club is officially changing its name. Formerly known as the Kiwanis Club of Sun City Center, the club will now be…

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