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32 receive free dental services courtesy of Mission Smiles

32 receive free dental services courtesy of Mission Smiles

By PENNY FLETCHER More than $154,800 in free dental work was performed in 2015 by the relatively new ministry, Mission Smiles, according to Program Director Kathy McGartland. “This ministry became…

Back to the drawing board

Back to the drawing board

By PENNY FLETCHER After a long meeting billed as a “workshop,” the final answer on “mobility fees” to county staff from County Administrator Mike Merrill and the county commissioners was…

Fasching (Mardi Gras, German-style) comes to Sun City Center

Fasching (Mardi Gras, German-style) comes to Sun City Center

  By PHYLLIS HODGES Members and guests of the SCC German-American Club filled Sun City Center Community Hall Feb. 4 for the club’s annual Fasching party. They spent several hours…

Pre-tournament fun

Pre-tournament fun

The sixth annual Hook ‘n’ Sink charity golf and fishing tournament is right around the corner. To prepare for the event, which helps fund Mary & Martha House, organizers held…

Obituaries: February 11, 2016

Donald Roy Johnson Donald Roy Johnson, 69, of Ruskin passed away February 1, 2016. He was born July 1, 1946 in Sarasota. He was preceded in death by his parents,…

Peg Leg Pirates: a Krewe with a Kause

Peg Leg Pirates: a Krewe with a Kause

By LISA STARK Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate celebrated their 12th year at the Gasparilla Parade last weekend in Tampa, sporting a newly renovated float complete with…

Red tape and lack of funding keep Ruskin bridge, road closed

Red tape and lack of funding keep Ruskin bridge, road closed

By PENNY FLETCHER Driving by the barricades keeping cars off 24th Street in Ruskin, you can’t see any reason not to use the road. Everything looks clear, ready to go.…

The 2016 Gasparilla Parade!

The 2016 Gasparilla Parade!

By LISA STARK Gasparilla 2016 was a shutterbug’s feast as thousands of colorful pirates, princesses and party people took over Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard in Saturday’s Pirate Parade. With perfect weather,…

Nothing ‘shabby’ about Shabby Shack

Nothing ‘shabby’ about Shabby Shack

By PENNY FLETCHER Walking into the South Shore Shabby Shack is like stepping back in time. Since opening the business a little more than a year ago as a venue…

Winthrop Arts has ambitious plans to create new arts mecca

By KEVIN BRADY With dancers, balletic aerial gymnasts, music, food, interactive arts displays and a performance by homegrown Broadway singer Dan’yelle Williamson that brought the house down, one thing is…

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