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The reality of cyberbullying

The reality of cyberbullying

By LISA STARK She was only 13 at the time, but the picture went viral at Shields Middle School in Ruskin, where she was a student in spring 2009. After…

The Great Pumpkin has arrived … at Hydro Harvest Farms

The Great Pumpkin has arrived … at Hydro Harvest Farms

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The Great Pumpkin has arrived and it is located at Hydro Harvest Farms in Ruskin. Hopefully, Linus [of Charlie Brown fame] isn’t in the readership, because it…

Not just another writers’ group — South County authors from beginners to multi-published pros take note!

Not just another writers’ group — South County authors from beginners to multi-published pros take note!

By PENNY FLETCHER There are several writers’ groups in the South County area where you can take your short stories, poems and novel chapters to be critiqued by other members…

Observations: Something extra

Observations: Something extra

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The guitar looked like absolute hell. There were cracks in the finish; whole parts of the varnish were missing, revealing the raw, rough wood underneath. Based on…

Pumpkin patch offers fall fun for the entire family

Pumpkin patch offers fall fun for the entire family

By LISA STARK The Wolfe Family Halloween Hayrides are back, and this year promises to be bigger, better (and scarier) than ever. Brothers Jeff and John Wolfe, owners of Wolfe’s…

Obituaries: October 15, 2015

Donald Hansen Donald Hansen went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 11, 2015. Don was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on February 24, 1940. He served honorably…

Loss of locks is small price to pay to save a child

Loss of locks is small price to pay to save a child

By LISA STARK The South Shore St. Baldrick’s Shave-Off Challenge, held on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Showmen’s Club in Gibsonton, drew an enormous crowd this year and was “truly…

‘Soup to Nuts’ program on living, coping with disabilities slated for Oct. 17

‘Soup to Nuts’ program on living, coping with disabilities slated for Oct. 17

By KEVIN BRADY Hoping to “empower, educate and inform,” a free one-day conference on disabilities is slated from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Riverview’s River of…

Magic, comedy ‘show like no other’ benefits South Shore Music Festival

Magic, comedy ‘show like no other’ benefits South Shore Music Festival

By KEVIN BRADY Nathan Coe Marsh will bring his own brand of comedy and magic to The Regent next week. The show also features comedians Juanita Lolita, a Christian comedienne…

Mary & Martha House holds first annual Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence 5K

Mary & Martha House holds first annual Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence 5K

The 5K run started out colorfully on a beautiful, breezy morning last Saturday. The estimated 125 to 150 participants, both runners and walkers (along with a few canine walkers), released…

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