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Safe at Home VI: Leap tall buildings in a single bound!

By JIMMY CURTIS Sixth in a series When my maternal grandparents, Baggio and Marietta LoBuono, became too old to work and live alone, they moved in with their oldest daughter.…

Farewell, Governor

Farewell, Governor

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the pages of this newspaper I am not a Republican, Democrat nor Independent. I am nothing at all — and my opinions, particularly on political matters,…

The Manatee Festival of the Arts musical lineup

The Manatee Festival of the Arts musical lineup

By LISA STARK The 24th annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts is only days away, and the musical lineup is nothing less than spectacular.  The Festival is the…

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

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

By PENNY FLETCHER The first of a two-part series about Native Americans living at the headwater of the Little Manatee River. Step across the clear freshwater brook on the south…

SCC FunFest March 19 — Save the date!

SCC FunFest March 19 — Save the date!

By PHYLLIS HODGES Mark your calendars for Sun City Center Community Association’s 17th annual FunFest on Saturday, March 19. It is free and open to the public, offering several hours of…

Welcome Aboard! The Florida Railroad Museum

Welcome Aboard! The Florida Railroad Museum

By LISA STARK If you’re looking for a relaxing yet adventurous afternoon, you may want to visit the Florida Railroad Museum, which offers one of the most unique museum experiences in…

No bones about it, SCC parents proud of award-winning filmmaker son

No bones about it, SCC parents proud of award-winning filmmaker son

By KEVIN BRADY With the exception of Stalin, Typhoid Mary and maybe Justin Bieber, most parents are proud of their children. Few, however, are ‘my-son’s-movie-is-on-Netflix’ proud as Mike and Janet…

Obituaries: March 3, 2016

Richard Brown Billings Richard Brown “Dick” Billings, 86, passed away February 21 following open-heart surgery.  Dick will be remembered as a kind and caring man, a loving husband and a…