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Observer Today June 28, 2017

Observer Today June 28, 2017

Good morning! It’s Wednesday — the 179th day of the year (except during leap years when it’s the 180th). During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, an average…

Observer Today June 27, 2017

Observer Today June 27, 2017

Good morning! Happy Tuesday! Coming up in the Observer News we’ll have the story of 7 year-old Gabryelle (Gabby) Lane, a Riverview girl who witnessed a harsh lesson in life —…

Observer Today June 26, 2017

Observer Today June 26, 2017

Good morning! I’m sorry to be the one to break this to you this early but…it’s Monday. On the bright side, it should be a beautiful Monday on the Gulf…

Observer Today June 23, 2017

Observer Today June 23, 2017

Good morning and happy Friday! Starting a small business from the ground up isn’t easy. As a small business owner, you are both the janitor and the CEO. But doing…

Observer Today June 22, 2017

Observer Today June 22, 2017

Good morning! Nearly everything we could want in terms of entertainment is available in our pockets. On our smartphones, we listen to music, we can watch movies, we can buy…

Kelly Kowall receives statewide award for volunteerism

Kelly Kowall receives statewide award for volunteerism

By LOIS KINDLE The residents of southern Hillsborough County are known to be strong supporters of the military, so the name Kelly Kowall is familiar to many by now. Since…

Pre-retirement, Palmetto couple finds their own cup of tea

Pre-retirement, Palmetto couple finds their own cup of tea

By Carl Mario Nudi Palmetto residents Judy and Mike Smith were not planning on starting a business before they retired, but when an opportunity presented itself they found their cup…

Camp Cristina offers kids the opportunity for fun and adventure without a mobile device in hand

Camp Cristina offers kids the opportunity for fun and adventure without a mobile device in hand

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT They put down their cell phones and tablets, swim in the lake, race across the zipline, splash in the pool with new friends or dabble in…

Women’s sorority spends volunteer workday at CARE

Women’s sorority spends volunteer workday at CARE

By Lois Kindle Nine sisters and friends of Delta Tau Lambda collegiate and alumni sorority gave up their Saturday morning June 17 to benefit some four-legged friends. Among other efforts,…

Baked goods are sweetened with love at Petite Madelyn’s

Baked goods are sweetened with love at Petite Madelyn’s

By LOIS KINDLE When Megan Malin was a child, she learned to help her mother make fresh breads, sweets and pasta, all from scratch. She loved to bake, and it…

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