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Museum showcases nature photography of Grant Jefferies

Museum showcases nature photography of Grant Jefferies

Museum showcases nature photography of Grant Jefferies By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net Grant Jefferies has loved the outdoors since he was a young boy living in Palmetto. “Growing up I…

Mary & Martha House celebrates 35 years

Mary & Martha House celebrates 35 years

Mary & Martha House celebrates 35 years By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net There are many beneficent charities making a difference in South Shore, but few have had greater impact than Mary…

Shred Fest 2017

Shred Fest 2017

Hillsborough County to host Shred Fest 2017 in Apollo Beach By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation and Consumer and Veterans Services are partnering to bring Shred Fest…

Obituaries: March 2, 2017

Obituaries: March 2, 2017

Romeo Marafiote Romeo (Bud) Marafiote, 84, of Sun City Center, Florida and formerly of Norwalk, Connecticut, passed away February 4, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 57 years,…

In transit

In transit

Observations: In transit By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Technology has brought on a new milestone for mortality, along with a reminder that I am getting old. I haven’t bothered to actually…

You, me and business

You, me and business

I can’t believe I did it By DANA DITTMAR I did it. I have the pictures to prove it. And yet, I still can’t believe I did it. When I…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Listening is a powerful success skill By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. said, “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom…

Remember when

Remember when

Remember when … phone calls were routed by local operators who knew your name? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net Frances Hereford of Ruskin does — and I do too. Hereford moved…

Firehouse Cultural Center camps

Firehouse Cultural Center camps

Spots going fast for March camps at Firehouse Cultural Center By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net How can students interested in art, theatre and science spend their summer widening their horizons? At…