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14 years in the making, new Wimauma church hopes to open by Christmas

14 years in the making, new Wimauma church hopes to open by Christmas

By KEVIN BRADY For more than a decade, Pastor Donnie Newberry and his wife Kim had a vision of building a new church. Come Christmas, they are hoping that vision is…

South Shore Music Festival packs a punch

South Shore Music Festival packs a punch

By LISA STARK The South Shore Music Festival commenced last weekend at the International Showmen’s Club in Gibsonton with concert headliner Chase Bryant taking the stage and wowing the audience…

A holiday event at the heart of the community needs your help

A holiday event at the heart of the community  needs your help

Ever popular Senior Dinner, now in its 19th year, is the only Christmas some area seniors will see.  This year your help is needed. Call 813-672-7822. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN On…

Riverview student aims to win new kitchen for St. Stephen school

Riverview student aims to win new kitchen for St. Stephen school

By KEVIN BRADY An 8-year-old student at St. Stephen Catholic School in Riverview, Ben Tilley, is among 25 finalists in a national cooking contest that could mean a new kitchen…

New Ruskin rec center brings smiles and hoops

New Ruskin rec center brings smiles and hoops

Hillsborough County Commissioners Stacy White, District 4, and Sandra Murman, District 1, were the first to try out the new facilities at the Ruskin Recreation Center’s Beaudette Park on Nov.…

A Native American perspective on Thanksgiving

A Native American perspective on Thanksgiving

By LISA STARK For one local resident, Thanksgiving has a deeply personal meaning, one that has inspired her to give thanks in a very special way. “I am one-eighth Powatan…

Breakfast with a side of three-part harmony

Breakfast with a side of three-part harmony

By LISA STARK Breakfast at Denny’s in Sun City Center comes with a nice bonus on Monday mornings. In addition to enjoying made-to-order omelettes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and pancakes,…

Obituaries: November 26, 2015

Phyllis M. Bixler Phyllis M. Bixler passed away on November 11, 2015, in Sun City Center, Fla., at the age of 99. She was born in Chicago on May 10,…

Letters to the Editor: November 26, 2015

Dear Editor, Mr. Ed Barnes (Past Sun City Center CA President) misrepresented statements in a recent letter to the editor regarding Lynn Mooney. I am offering the following facts: I…

Letters to the Editor: November 19, 2015

Dear Editor, I’ve had the privilege to be included on the South Bay Hospital Safety Committee as a “civilian” (not part of the South Bay Hospital staff but rather as…

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