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Seafood Festival maintains traditions; gets bigger, better

Seafood Festival maintains traditions; gets bigger, better

It is far and away the largest event held in South Hillsborough, and every year it grows even more, but somehow the Ruskin Seafood Festival retains its traditions — making…

Rock ‘n’ Ribs kicks off busy event season for Showmen’s Club

Rock ‘n’ Ribs kicks off busy event season for Showmen’s Club

By LISA STARK Barbecue lovers got a taste of some of the best ribs in Florida as well as some rockin’ bands at the second annual Rock ‘n’ Ribs on…

Piano man delights diners in Sun City Center

Piano man delights diners in Sun City Center

By LISA STARK Frank Weder’s three-step formula for success in life is simple: 1. Dress right; 2. Be on time; and 3. Do more than is expected of you. Sitting…

Hi Neighbor draws enthusiastic crowd

Hi Neighbor draws enthusiastic crowd

The 98 exhibitors at last week’s Hi Neighbor event at Community Hall drew a high-energy crowd of nearly 700 Sun City Center residents. Janet Ditmore, who has chaired the event…

And … they’re off! Visitors descend upon us

And … they’re off! Visitors descend upon us

Snowbird season has kicked off in South Hillsborough, increasing traffic and waiting times in restaurants. But that is a small price to pay for what they bring: likely, even if…

Relaxation of rules on developers results in study group urging tax proposal

Relaxation of rules on developers results in study group urging tax proposal

The fourth in a series of stories on the causes of urban sprawl. By PENNY FLETCHER Leaving Florida counties to deal with problems that used to be handled by developers…

Don’t miss the Ruskin VFW Post 6287 Veterans Day Parade

Don’t miss the Ruskin VFW Post 6287 Veterans Day Parade

Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. on U.S. 41 in Ruskin. The parade route will start at Shell Point Road and go north on U.S. 41, ending at 19th…

Obituaries: November 12, 2015

Barbara C. Bear Barbara C. Bear, 94, of Sun City Center, Fla., died peacefully on October 28, 2015. She was born on May 8, 1921, in Woodstock, Maine, daughter of…

The Tale of Mick’s Light

The Tale of Mick’s Light

Traveling at an undetermined speed, a 42-foot cabin cruiser plowed into Apollo Beach Light Marker # 2 on Sept. 8, 2013. The concrete piling on which the light stood broke…

Gardenville Schoolhouse celebrates ‘third grand reopening’

Gardenville Schoolhouse celebrates ‘third grand reopening’

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The newly renovated Gardenville Schoolhouse in Gibsonton celebrated its “third reopening” with a ribbon cutting by county leaders on Friday. The school was built in the early…

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