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Seniors vs. Crime

Seniors vs. Crime

PUBLISHED SEPT. 8, 2016 Seniors vs. Crime — a valuable resource now more accessible By PHYLLIS HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com As a Hillsborough County senior, where can you go if you feel victimized…

New captain assigned to HCSO Dist. IV

New captain assigned to HCSO Dist. IV

PUBLISHED SEPT. 8, 2016 New captain assigned to HCSO Dist. IV By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Christi Esquinaldo will officially join the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Dist. IV Command as its…

OBITUARIES: Sept. 1, 2016

Ernest “Al” Griffin Ernest “Al” Griffin, born October 4, 1938 in Avon Park, Fla., passed away on August 25, 2016, in Palmetto, Fla. Al was a beloved father, grandfather, and friend…

Chamber hosts honorary mayor’s race kickoff, sets date for tag sale fundraiser

Chamber hosts honorary mayor’s race kickoff, sets date for tag sale fundraiser

PUBLISHED SEPT. 1, 2016 Chamber hosts honorary mayor’s race kickoff, sets date for tag sale fundraiser By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net The Firehouse Cultural Center looked like Margaritaville Aug. 25 as…

Camping out in an airport

Camping out in an airport

PUBLISHED SEPT. 1, 2016 Camping out in an airport By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net The flight was affordable and had an excellent on-time record. It would land in the city in…

100 Women Who Care reaches milestone membership

100 Women Who Care reaches milestone membership

PUBLISHED SEPT. 1, 2016 100 Women Who Care reaches milestone membership By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Four-and-a-half years ago Amber Watt and her mother, Ann Rand, founded the South Shore chapter of…

New construction techniques lower utility bills, improve environment

New construction techniques lower utility bills, improve environment

PUBLISHED SEPT. 1, 2016 New construction techniques lower utility bills, improve environment By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net People may lower their energy costs in many ways. Using fans and screen doors…

HCSO hires new CSO for Riverview substation

HCSO hires new CSO for Riverview substation

PUBLISHED SEPT. 1, 2016 HCSO hires new CSO for Riverview substation By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Ava Garrett may be new to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, but she is by…

Anna Maria Art Gallery

Anna Maria Art Gallery

PUBLISHED SEPT. 1, 2016 Co-operative Anna Maria Art Gallery offers something for everyone By ANDREA SHAY Mainlanders who don’t venture out past Bridge Street on Anna Maria Island are surely missing out…

Mosquito Control keeping an eye on Zika problem

Mosquito Control keeping an eye on Zika problem

PUBLISHED SEPT. 1, 2016 Manatee County Mosquito Control District keeping an eye on Zika problem By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net Because of the high level of concern about the Zika…

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