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You, me and business

You, me and business

Volunteer to get your name, face out there By DANA DITTMAR CEO, SCC Chamber of Commerce Several years ago, I found myself unemployed for several months.  This was an unusual…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Traditions — a steadying hand at the wheel By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com There is no one who will argue that we are not in a time of drastic change. In…

Riverview Scout troops recomissioned

Riverview Scout troops recomissioned

Riverview Scout troops recomissioned with American Legion post numbers By YVETTE C. HAMMETT yvette@observernews.net Youthful excitement filled the Collins Elementary School cafeteria May 17 when local scout troops met for…

Thank you to a stranger

Thank you to a stranger On Monday, May 15, while having lunch at Bob Evans Restaurant in Sun City Center, I began choking on a piece of meat. I couldn’t…

MacDill tour reveals huge impact on our South Shore area

MacDill tour reveals huge impact on our South Shore area

MacDill tour reveals huge impact on our South Shore area By Troy McClellan Contributing Writer/Photographer Tampa Bay has over 3 million residents. Many of them have flocked to the area…

Mini Relay For Life

Mini Relay For Life

Mini Relay for Life in Sun City Center raises almost $6,000 Between 40 and 50 area residents participated in the Mini Relay for Life at Freedom Plaza May 20. The…

Florida-friendly yard

Florida-friendly yard

Rain has been scarce, but this Florida-friendly yard can take it By PHYLLIS HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com With the prolonged drought in this area, lawns in many neighborhoods are looking quite dismal.…

Protective wear for police dogs

Protective wear for police dogs

Apollo Beach-based nonprofit provides protective wear for police dogs By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Don Buckley loves big dogs, and he has always had friends in law enforcement. That combination of…

Bette Taylor hangs up her shears after 57 years

Bette Taylor hangs up her shears after 57 years

Bette Taylor hangs up her shears after 57 years By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net May 27 will be a bittersweet day for Ruskin resident Bette Taylor. After almost six decades as…

Palmetto resident keeps full schedule

Palmetto resident keeps full schedule

Palmetto resident keeps full schedule, even at 84 By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net Jerry Church was a welder, barber, racehorse trainer, inventor, landlord, rancher and a lot more in his…