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Observations: Have you ever seen the rain?

Observations: Have you ever seen the rain?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN So, yeah. It’s been a little rainy lately. And weirdly so — summer rains in Florida are typically over in 15 or 20 minutes after an apocalyptic…

Rain no deterrent for superheroes and zombies: Tens of thousands attend Tampa Bay Comic Con

Rain no deterrent for superheroes and zombies: Tens of thousands attend Tampa Bay Comic Con

The annual Tampa Bay Comic Con, held last weekend at the Tampa Convention Center, was the most star-studded and possibly the largest event yet, bringing out tens of thousands of…

CareFest seeking work projects, church groups to help out

CareFest seeking work projects, church groups to help out

By KEVIN BRADY Have an elderly neighbor who needs a little painting done around the house? Maybe there’s a single mom on your street who needs some help cleaning up…

Dozens and Dozens of DONUTS!

Dozens and Dozens of DONUTS!

By LISA STARK There’s a heavenly scent in the air when you walk into the Elite Donut Shop in Cypress Village Shopping Center in Sun City Center, owned by local…

At Camp Bayou: back to school, back to nature

At Camp Bayou: back to school, back to nature

Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center in Ruskin held a “Back to School, Back to Nature” event for students, families and teachers. The free event, held on Saturday, provided information from…

Talent times two: Dynamic duo plays to a packed Alpha Pizza House

Talent times two: Dynamic duo plays to a packed Alpha Pizza House

By LISA STARK Who knew that Elvis had a brother?  And a talented one at that. Billy “Elvis” Lindsey, appearing at Alpha Pizza House in Apollo Beach every Thursday night,…

Aboard Carnival Paradise: Longoria, green eggs and ham

Aboard Carnival Paradise: Longoria, green eggs and ham

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN As thousands of passengers lined up at the Port of Tampa in Channelside for their week in the Western Caribbean, and while the last of the stragglers…

Gibsonton seniors ready for move into revamped schoolhouse

Gibsonton seniors ready for move into revamped schoolhouse

By KEVIN BRADY Gibsonton seniors will have plenty of reasons to celebrate next month when they move into a new home at the Gardenville schoolhouse, an almost century-old building. The…

Obituaries: August 6, 2015

David William Conway David William Conway, DVM., 95, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away July 28, 2015. Before retiring, he owned and operated Conway Animal Hospital in Southgate, Mich.…

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