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At the C.A.R.E. Boo Bash: Dogs love Halloween, especially the treats

At the C.A.R.E. Boo Bash: Dogs love Halloween, especially the treats

What was once a reunion of adopted pets from C.A.R.E., the Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort in Ruskin, has evolved into the Boo Bash, one of the 501(c)3 nonprofit animal…

Intergenerational ministry draws 500 in five weeks

Intergenerational ministry draws 500 in five weeks

By PENNY FLETCHER Pastor Joey Adkins and his two associate pastors had a vision and are now watching it unfold before their eyes. The three — Adkins, Matt Syrus and…

Observations: What dreams may come

Observations: What dreams may come

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Something horrible was about to happen. I could feel it. Some energy force was about to overwhelm the planet; or perhaps an enormous asteroid was about to…

Led Zeppelin celebrated at The Mahaffey Theater

Led Zeppelin celebrated at The Mahaffey Theater

By LISA STARK It was a spectacular evening culminating in Led Zeppelin’s iconic “Stairway to Heaven” that captivated the audience on Oct. 16, in the first of The Mahaffey Theater’s…

Letter to the Editor: October 29, 2015

Dear Editor: I was impressed that Penny Fletcher researched, and The Observer News was courageous enough to print, information about the traffic and infrastructure morass caused by uncontrolled urban sprawl.…

Seafood Festival to take place Nov. 7 and 8

Seafood Festival to take place Nov. 7 and 8

The 27th annual Seafood Festival will take place at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8. It’s a chance for the community to get…

Locals share spooky Halloween treats

Locals share spooky Halloween treats

By LISA STARK The Sarmiento family of Riverview found a devilish way to celebrate Halloween a little early this year. While vacationing in the North Georgia mountains, the family’s cooks…

SCC Fall Business Expo connects area businesses with residents

SCC Fall Business Expo connects area businesses with residents

The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2015 Business Expo at Community Hall on Oct. 22. The annual event offers South County businesses and services an affordable way…

Obituaries: October 29, 2015

Kelly Bennett Kelly Bennett, 50, died October 12, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gill and Anne Bennett, brother Kenneth Bennett and nephew Brentley Bennett. He is…

YMCA holds ribbon cutting for new facility in Gibsonton

YMCA holds ribbon cutting for new facility in Gibsonton

By LISA STARK After a successful inaugural summer camp season, phase one of The Family Y at Big Bend Road was dedicated on Oct. 12th. Nearly 150 guests came together…

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