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Three teams in training for Winter Olympics at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

Three teams in training for Winter Olympics at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

Complex has gained a reputation as a world-class facility for hopeful Winter Olympians By CARL MARIO NUDI Over the years, world-class athletes have been coming to Manatee County to train…

Christmas Bird Count has long history; provides witness to beauty of Florida

Christmas Bird Count has long history; provides witness to beauty of Florida

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT They’re out before daylight, stalking rails and owls. Then, as the sun peaks over the horizon, it’s the golden hour during which these volunteer birders will…

Deputy collects almost 600 pounds of prescription drugs in Sun City Center

Deputy collects almost 600 pounds of prescription drugs in Sun City Center

By LOIS KINDLE Hundreds of residents brought bags of prescription drugs to Community Hall last Friday during Operation Medicine Cabinet’s annual fall collection. They turned in 579.75 pounds of expired…

Volunteers help county remove illegal signs

Volunteers help county remove illegal signs

By PHYLLIS HODGES Do you ever wonder about those commercial signs offering everything from carpet cleaning to house buyers and sellers that litter our roadsides?  Some questions that might come…

Giving from the heart: Alpha Pizza House patrons reach out to mothers in need at Alpha House of Tampa

Giving from the heart: Alpha Pizza House patrons reach out to mothers in need at Alpha House of Tampa

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN As many good things do, particularly this time of year, it all began with a child. And for the patrons of Alpha Pizza House, Autumn was, and…

From scientist to Animal Planet for East Bay grad

From scientist to Animal Planet for East Bay grad

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Linda Harris knew a future was brewing for her gifted youngster from the time he was 2, collecting bugs, snakes and lizards. By the time he…

Shopping for Paws

Shopping for Paws

By LOIS KINDLE Children aren’t the only ones we go shopping for at Christmas. Our four-legged family members are also high on the list. According to the American Pet Products…

Festival-goers enjoy day of everything Native American

Festival-goers enjoy day of everything Native American

By LOIS KINDLE Bud and Brenda Hoshaw, owners of RedHawk Ranch in Wimauma, once again brought in native dancers from as far away as Peru for the recent 3rd annual…

Chamber View: Let us be thankful — and prepared

Chamber View: Let us be thankful — and prepared

By TANYA DORAN Executive Director, Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce As the holiday season quickly approaches, I encourage you to take time to think about the past and give thanks…

Obituaries December 7, 2017

Debra Ann Kaprive Debra Ann Kaprive, 63, left for distant shores in grace with gratitude on November 25, 2017. Memorial contributions may be made to Elmira’s Wildlife Sanctuary, 13910 Seminole…

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