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Obituaries: February 23, 2017

Obituaries: February 23, 2017

Dorothy J. Alford Dorothy J. Alford passed away Feb. 14, 2017. She was born July 2, 1928 to Henry E. Corwin and Claire Hazel Nix in Gardenville, Fla. Her life…

Final week to donate

Final week to donate

Final week to donate to Caring Castle The Have a Heart Caring Castle Food Drive is in the final week of the 2017 campaign. Readers have until Tuesday, Feb. 28,…

You, me and business

You, me and business

Don’t be scammed By DANA DITTMAR Our local community resource officer, Deputy Jeff Merry, gives seminars on the topic of scams affecting our local residents every month.  Unfortunately all too…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

What would you do if you knew the end was near? By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com This story begins with a telephone call from a friend who told me his wife…

For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal

For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal

Observations: For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net By definition, a chamber of commerce is all about commerce; it’s all about business. For Melanie…

25th Anniversary: Manatee Arts Fest

25th Anniversary: Manatee Arts Fest

Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts celebrates silver anniversary By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Thousands of folks who love all things art will descend on E. G. Simmons Park March…

New restaurant in Riverview

New restaurant in Riverview

The Latin Bistro in Riverview opens quietly to rave reviews By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net A new Riverview eatery has area residents singing the praises of Latin food. Located in the former…

Lamplighters to the rescue

Lamplighters to the rescue

Lamplighters – Finding a need and filling it By PHYLLIS HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com No, they aren’t lighting and extinguishing gas lights as “Lamplighters” did in the early days, but some mechanically…

Manatee Heritage Days

Manatee Heritage Days

Residents, visitors can experience county history during Manatee Heritage Days By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net Manatee County residents are gearing up to celebrate the 38th annual Manatee Heritage Days during…

Commercial Fishing Festival

Commercial Fishing Festival

Cortez’s annual Commercial Fishing Festival is a big hit By ANDREA SHAY This weekend Cortez held its annual Commercial Fishing Festival, an event that filled the small village with seafood,…

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