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Obituaries: August 4, 2016

Thomas Buck Sr. Thomas Buck Sr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1925 and passed away on July 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marion…

Pet CPR, first aid and preventative health care

Pet CPR, first aid and preventative health care

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 Woman offers classes on pet CPR, first aid and preventative health care By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Pam Farinas has loved animals her entire life. At age…

New charter school to open in Riverview next week

New charter school to open  in Riverview next week

PUBLISHED AUGUST 4, 2016 New charter school to open in Riverview next week By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net SouthShore Charter Academy, the newest educational option for school-age children in grades K-6,…

Manatee Players produce 42nd Street

Manatee Players produce 42nd Street

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 Dancing feet hit the stage when Manatee Players produce 42nd Street By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net It seems everyone involved with the Manatee Players community theater…

It’s the season for babies at Lowry Park Zoo

It’s the season for babies at Lowry Park Zoo

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 It’s the season for babies at Lowry Park Zoo By JACKIE HANSON This is the time of year for “babies” and there were some fantastic ones…

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay helps local food bank

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay helps local food bank

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 Gift enables Community Cupboard to supply healthier food packages By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net A $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to Calvary Lutheran Church…

From tragedy to transformation:

From tragedy to transformation:

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016  One man’s journey By ANDREA SHAY In 2011, Shawn Gettinger spent Thanksgiving night lying in a hospital bed. While most people across the country spent their…

Help for My Warrior’s Place

Help for My Warrior’s Place

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 Veterans taking care of veterans By LISA STARK Members of the Nam Knights of Thunder Bay lent a helping hand at My Warrior’s Place in Ruskin…

The barbers

The barbers

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 The Barbers By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net The building is from a different era. Open the door and walk from the heat into the cool of the…

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