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PUBLISHED NOV. 24, 2016 Thanksgiving dinner was served from the back of pick-up trucks By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net Several years ago, I mercilessly tore most of my 35mm photographs from…

Obituaries: November 24, 2016

Jack Larkin Baker, Sr. Jack Larkin Baker, Sr., 88, of Sun City Center, Fla. formerly of Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Mich. born February 26, 1928, died peacefully surrounded by his…

Happy Thanksgiving from the future!

Happy Thanksgiving from the future!

Happy Thanksgiving from the future! By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Happy Thanksgiving to the people of 2001! My name is Mitch and I’m writing to you from the future — 15 years…

Holiday fun

Holiday fun

South Shore invited to join SCC’s holiday fun By PHYLLIS HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Sun City Center is starting the holiday off with some “can’t miss” activities — and they are not…

Holiday in the Park

Holiday in the Park

All South Shore kids invited to Holiday in the Park By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation is bringing Santa to the Apollo Beach Recreation Center Florida-style Dec.…

Kelly Kowall writes book

Kelly Kowall writes book

Warrior’s death spurs mother to start retreat, publish book By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net When Kelly Kowall was in junior high school, she wrote a poem from a mother’s point of…

After nearly four centuries, a tradition of Thanksgiving remains

After nearly four centuries, a tradition of Thanksgiving remains

After nearly four centuries, a tradition of Thanksgiving  remains By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net In Massachusetts, over a three-day period during autumn, 395 years ago, the early settlers of the Plymouth Colony…

Make Christmas merry for children in need

Make Christmas merry for children in need

Make Christmas merry for children in need By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Santa Claus is heading to South Shore early this year, and he’s bringing Mrs. Claus with him. The Jolly…

Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade

What a parade it was! By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Thousands of people lined U.S. 41 last Saturday to watch the Ruskin VFW Post 6287’s annual Veterans Day Parade. Organizers said…

Manatee County historian publishes final novel in trilogy

Manatee County historian publishes final novel in trilogy

 Manatee County historian publishes final novel in trilogy By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net When Caroline Fogarty lost her husband, Will, in a shipwreck in 1906, she erected a marker in…

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