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Obituaries: February 16, 2017

Obituaries: February 16, 2017

Robert T. Anderson Robert T. Anderson, 82, of Ruskin, Fla., passed away January 23, 2017. Known as “Grumpy” to his family and friends, Bob served in the U.S. Army during…

South Shore Vintage Flea

South Shore Vintage Flea

Vendors wanted For South Shore Vintage Flea The South Shore Vintage Flea has planned a spring market to be held Saturday, March 18., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at…

Jubilee Gymnastics

Jubilee Gymnastics

Jubilee Gym left its mark on the Gasparilla Classic With their first official competition under their belt, Jubilee Gym athletes made their mark on the gymnastics scene during the Gasparilla…

Remember when

Remember when

Land along Big Bend Road was a dairy farm? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net As someone who has moved around the country and overseas as a military dependent; made homes in six…

You, me and business

You, me and business

Happy birthday, George Washington By DANA DITTMAR I’m really looking forward to this Monday.  Sure, it’s a federal holiday so I get to sleep in. And I plan to relax…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Does the first step begin every journey? By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Does every journey begin with the first step? I think it does, but the first step in most journeys…

Tomato Festival is coming back!

Tomato Festival is coming back!

The Ruskin Tomato & Heritage Festival is back By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net One of the South Shore community’s favorite pastimes is returning May 6 after more than a five-year hiatus.…

Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan

Ruskin woman thrives on serving others By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net When Debbie Jasmer moved to Ruskin in 1982, she had no idea she would one day own a business. The…

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net I don’t know if there is a Rainbow Bridge, but I choose to believe there is. And with that, I can envision…

Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate a sweet, profitable event By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Last Friday’s Death by Chocolate event drew more than 200 people to the Firehouse Cultural Center, where they drowned…