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Observations: Loss, love and abundance

Observations: Loss, love and abundance

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN He came into our home from C.A.R.E. and marveled at the bowl of puppy chow. I don’t think he ever imagined so much dog chow and, amazingly,…

St. Anne Pantry helping feed growing number of seniors

St. Anne Pantry helping feed growing number of seniors

By KEVIN BRADY The fourth in a series of articles on South County food pantries benefiting from the “Have A Heart Caring Castle” community food drive. For almost two decades,…

Ferraro’s Italian Grille: Bringing Sicily to Florida

Ferraro’s Italian Grille: Bringing Sicily to Florida

By LISA STARK If you’re looking for the perfect pizza, you may want to go talk to Francesco at Ferraro’s Italian Grille in Parrish. After complaining to my friends that…

Some developers’ questions answered

By PENNY FLETCHER Developers fear being hit with additional fees above their budgets for homes they have already started to build. Some say this could lead to half-built homes left…

Artists in sand gear up for competition

Artists in sand gear up for competition

By LISA STARK For the last 14 years, Sanding Ovations has created a sand sculpture on Treasure Island Beach, commissioned by the Bilmar Beach Resort.  This year’s sculpture, called The…

Attend a campaign; it’s one of America’s great privileges as a citizen

Attend a campaign; it’s one of America’s great privileges as a citizen

By JACKIE HANSON Guest writer / photographer On Friday, Feb. 13, a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was held in the Sun Dome at the University of South…

Trick hoops and alleyoops!

Trick hoops and alleyoops!

Height was not on the side of the Hoopstars as they challenged the Harlem Wizards to a fundraising, slamtastic night of basketball last Saturday at Lennard High School. Teachers, coaches…

Pilot art program begins in Gibsonton

Pilot art program begins in Gibsonton

By PENNY FLETCHER The days when a recreation center was a place where only athletic sports were played are over. And places strictly dedicated to senior adults to play cards…

Follies continues its ‘Mystical Magical Journey’

Follies continues its ‘Mystical Magical Journey’

By PHYLLIS HODGES Why do the 100-plus organizers and performers spend long, arduous hours preparing for the Follies, held each year in the Kings Point Veterans Theater in the North Clubhouse?…

A “village” comes together

A “village” comes together

By PHYLLIS HODGES The Sun City Center “village” really showed its true colors on Feb. 21, when a standing-room-only crowd showed up at Community Hall for an afternoon of entertainment to…

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