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You, me and business

You, me and business

It is better to give than to receive By DANA DITTMAR While I was island hopping in the Florida Keys over Thanksgiving, eating crab and washing it down with the coldest…

Las Posadas

Las Posadas

Holy Cross Catholic Church preparing for Christmas By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net Just as other Christian churches in the area, parishioners of Holy Cross Catholic Church north of Palmetto were…

Pass a Book

Pass a Book

Local businesswoman collecting books to help elementary school teachers By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Heather Hindman, co-owner of Hindman Electric in Ruskin, knows the challenges teachers face in getting the books…

A home for Christmas

A home for Christmas

Observations: A home for Christmas By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I doubt I’m alone in describing the formative years of my life as made up of blessings along with a curse or two.…

Remember when

Remember when

Remember when … we used real words and knew what they meant? R U OK?  U 2!   By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net It all started with using computers and texting…

Snow Day at MiraBay Market

Snow Day at MiraBay Market

Snow Day at MiraBay Market It’s going to snow in Apollo Beach. Go out and play under the snow machine during Snow Day at the MiraBay Market on Sunday, Dec.…

Obituaries: December 15, 2016

Obituaries: December 15, 2016

Michael W. Diogostine With great sadness we express to you, the passing of an extremely proud World War II combat veteran, Michael W. Diogostine, who passed away on Thursday, December…

All about the kids

All about the kids

All about the kids The Alley Cat Restaurant at The Alley at South Shore looked much like a toy store Dec. 10 during the 12th annual South Shore Toys for…

Motoring Tampa Bay

Motoring Tampa Bay

Enjoy an active lifestyle in a Mazda vehicle By NITISH S. RELE motoringtampabay@gmail.com When Mazda invited us for their Active Lifestyle Drive Program in Bluffton, S.C. recently, we were more…

Remember when

Remember when

Remember when … South County had its most recent flood? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net I wonder how many people remember the flood I mentioned in last week’s column? Obviously, a few,…