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You, me and business: Happy 4th

By DANA DITTMAR, CEO, Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce They laughed at me here at the Chamber earlier this week.  (Laughing at me is not a rare occurrence around…

At Fort De Soto Park, a towering invasive species is removed

At Fort De Soto Park, a towering invasive species is removed

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Pinellas County’s Fort De Soto Park North Beach is considered a Florida treasure. For some frequent visitors, the towering Australian pine trees were as much a part…

On the Horizon

Want to have input on available Y programs? Join the Advisory Board By PENNY FLETCHER After several years of planning, the South County YMCA is finally a reality, and the…

The Hidden Artists of Florida

The Hidden Artists of Florida

Vintage paintings from the Highwaymen By LISA STARK Art collectors and history buffs have long been interested in Florida’s Highwaymen, a group of 26 African-American landscape artists who carved a…

Letter to the Editor: July 2, 2015

Dear Editor, You have probably heard about the $10 billion being set aside for veterans to obtain care with the new VA Choice Program (authorized outside care). You probably have…

Local Centenarians: A hundred reasons to celebrate

Local Centenarians:  A hundred reasons to celebrate

By LISA STARK If charm and humor increase with age, it would explain the  demeanor of two of SCC’s most delightful residents: Gladys Fracassi, who turned 103 last month; and…

Keeping American skies beautiful … and safe

Keeping American skies  beautiful … and safe

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Sandy Duran didn’t start Bullet Free Sky for her son or for herself. Although her then-12-year-old son was struck down by a bullet in the first few…

Obituaries: July 2, 2015

Eleanor H. Crawford Eleanor H. Crawford, 95, of Sun City Center, Fla., died peacefully in her home on Sunday, June 21, 2015. She was born in 1919 in McKeesport, Pa.,…

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