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Safe at Home VIII: 33573 — a tale of two cities

Safe at Home VIII: 33573 — a tale of two cities

By JIMMY CURTIS Eighth in a series Zip code 33573 is a tale of two cities — the “haves” and the “have-nots.” Although both cities go by the same name,…

A look back: The first residents fished and farmed where two counties meet

A look back:  The first residents fished and farmed where two counties meet

By PENNY FLETCHER The second of a two-part series about the Native Americans who lived at the headwater of the Little Manatee River. Part 1 may be seen online at…

Observations: Sun City Center without golf carts?

Observations: Sun City Center without golf carts?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Can you imagine Sun City Center without golf carts? The two seem to naturally go hand in hand, with many businesses offering golf cart parking, with a…

For 32 years, PJ’s Sandwich Shop earns reputation one sub at a time

For 32 years, PJ’s Sandwich Shop earns reputation one sub at a time

By KEVIN BRADY The secret is down to a simple recipe: consistency, said owner Teresa Giles, who celebrated 31 years at PJ’s Dec. 11. “Nothing changes. We serve the same…

Baskets and books

Baskets and books

Lennard High School ninth-graders took on the role of teen mentors last week while visiting Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) Academy in Wimauma. Students brought Easter baskets for each child…

Farmworker Fears: New obstacles face the people who work our crops

Farmworker Fears: New obstacles face the people who work our crops

By PENNY FLETCHER Orange groves are disappearing; trees neglected. Many ground crops look blighted. I felt it was time to go out to Good Samaritan Mission in Balm and talk…

County staff scrambles to fix transportation problems

County staff scrambles to fix transportation problems

By PENNY FLETCHER All Florida counties have been hit with the responsibility for fixing the transportation problems that are caused by new development since 2011 when the State Legislature passed…

Spring celebrations — SCC-style

Spring celebrations — SCC-style

By PHYLLIS HODGES Held the same week in March, the Kings Point Spring Fling and Sun City Center Community Association FunFest offered two days of fun. Both open-to-the-public events are…

Obituaries: March 31, 2016

Frank Beasley Frank Beasley, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away March 14th at 78 years of age. Born on October 5, 1937, he was a native Floridian…

Simple gifts are the best gifts for animals in area sanctuary

Simple gifts are the best gifts for animals in area sanctuary

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Elmira’s Wildlife Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization, held a gift day during the week of St. Patrick’s Day. The tigers and a young grizzly bear had a wonderful…

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