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Remember when

Remember when

Wimauma was a city like Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net Having only moved to South County in January 1980, I don’t remember the City of…

You, me and business

You, me and business

There are real laws about driving a golf cart By DANA DITTMAR CEO, SCC Chamber Periodically, over the six-plus years I’ve written this column, some have elicited an unexpected torrent…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Visibility — one of the keys to success By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Can you imagine what kind of world it would be if everyone hid their light under a bushel?…

Safe at Home

Safe at Home

A $20,000 pot of gold is at the end of this vet’s rainbow By JIM CURTIS Jim.Curtis48@icloud.com My mission was to establish an affordable family lifestyle for Mo, where his…

Adventures on the Snowbird trail

Adventures on the Snowbird trail

Observations: Adventures on the Snowbird trail By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net It seemed every snowbird who held out up north for the holidays had the same idea: Give it a few…

Ask an Attorney

Ask an Attorney

Sun Radio WSCQ 96.3 FM invites residents to meet ‘Ask an Attorney’ host Joe Pippen By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net If you’re a regular Saturday morning listener of “Ask an Attorney…

Wedding Expo

Wedding Expo

Weddings in paradise; no stress, of course With first Wedding Expo, working with local businesses, Sunset Grill at Little Harbor seeks to become a one-stop destination shop for weddings in…

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Local entrepreneur starts training, support group to help other women in business By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Many women go into business without a clue about the complexities involved in making…

Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

Robert Blalock named Distinguished Citizen of the Year at Manatee County Fair luncheon By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net Life-long county resident and Bradenton attorney Robert G. Blalock was named Manatee…

Historic building

Historic building

Old Ruskin Theater could become hub of community again By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net After many years of being called “an eyesore,” the two-story Spanish-style building at 408 N. U.S. 41…