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Manatee County child service needs foster parents

Manatee County child service needs foster parents

PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 Safe Children’s Coalition helps families but still needs foster parents By ANDREA SHAY The Safe Children’s Coalition — a partnership of community-based care organizations — provides…

Obituaries: June 23, 2016

Evelyn L. Licht Evelyn Leckenbusch Licht, 94, of Sun City Center, Fla. formerly of Long Island, N.Y. died peacefully on May 31, 2016. Evelyn was a warm, loving, caring and…

Banquet room needs update

Banquet room needs update

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Chamber seeks public support to renovate decades-old banquet room By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net The Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce sorely needs to give its…

Riverside Park becoming a reality for Palmetto

Riverside Park becoming a reality for Palmetto

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Palmetto waterfront project making progress By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net The City of Palmetto was continuing to make itself a showcase community in Manatee County with…

‘Strawberry Moon’ welcomes summer

‘Strawberry Moon’ welcomes summer

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Rare ‘Strawberry Moon’ greets summer On Monday, at 6:34 p.m., summer began. And for the first time in nearly 70 years, the change of seasons included…

New theater complex to be completed by fall

New theater complex to be completed by fall

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Gibsonton theater complex going up fast By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net The 30-acre commercial project just east of the Gibsonton Walmart is slated to house a state-of-the-art,…

Caregiver uses experience to help others

Caregiver uses experience to help others

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Longtime caregiver turns experience into thriving business By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Janice Bayruns took care of her father for 19 years after he had a massive…

Group crafting fun

Group crafting fun

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Apollo Beach business offers variety of items, craft workshops Looking for something crafty to do this summer? Look no further than Apollo Beach at the South…

Church feeds, ministers to those in need

Church feeds, ministers to those in need

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 City Life Church partners with food bank, local police to benefit those in need By ANDREA SHAY Every Tuesday, people gather from miles around for dinner…

1971 Camaro bring father and son together

1971 Camaro bring father and son together

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Car project spells Happy Father’s Day for one Riverview dad By LISA STARK lisa@observernews.net It may not have been the Father’s Day gift that Riverview resident…