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Obituaries: June 30, 2016

Robert Roy Blakely, Sr. Robert Roy Blakely, Sr., 90, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away June 25, 2016. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II…

Walking across America

Walking across America

With a bright light to guide her, walking for those less fortunate PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Kim Denmark is a force of nature, although it’s likely…

DAV ride services looking for volunteers

DAV ride services looking for volunteers

PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 Local DAV chapter offers free rides and services, needs volunteers By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Although it’s been operational for about a year, the DAV office in…

Watercolor artist Carole Scoble

Watercolor artist Carole Scoble

PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 SCC artist shares stories on canvas By LISA STARK lisa@observernews.net Carole Scoble of Sun City Center has always shared the stories and lessons she has learned…

Ribbon-cutting July 1

Ribbon-cutting July 1

PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 Wee Boutique celebrates expansion in Apollo Beach By LISA STARK lisa@observernews.net Wee Boutique in Apollo Beach will celebrate its recent renovation and expansion with a ribbon-cutting…

Hazel Jackson celebrates National Homeownership Month

Hazel Jackson celebrates National Homeownership Month

What goes around comes around for Riverview woman PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net When Hazel Jackson was asked to help start Homes for Hillsborough 23 years ago,…

Financial donors are needed to help Ruskin’s poor

Financial donors are needed to help Ruskin’s poor

A home for Center for Restoration Ministries is in sight; downpayment needed to seal the deal PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net Pastor Freddie Roberts and his wife Teresa…

31 years of service

31 years of service

Samaritan Services’ president says 31 years is enough By PHYLLIS HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Samaritan Services President Doris Ragland says her goal as a child was to “help people, be around people, and…

Library branch celebrates 50 years

Library branch celebrates 50 years

  Ruskin Branch Library celebrates 50 years PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 On June 8, the Ruskin Branch Library celebrated its 50th anniversary with historic displays and refreshments. The centerpiece display…

Felts Preserve shows off

Felts Preserve shows off

Audubon Society proud of their work at Felts Preserve PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net Like an oasis in a hot desert, the Manatee Audubon Society’s Felts…

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