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Observer Today June 30, 2017

Observer Today June 30, 2017

Good morning and happy Friday! With the Fourth of July approaching, while planning out parties and barbecues, perhaps consider thinking about and giving some thanks for those who made all of…

With Summer Olympics, area couple goes the distance

With Summer Olympics, area couple goes the distance

It began as a family vacation to Los Angeles and the 1984 Summer Olympics. That was nine Olympics ago. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Over coffee in a South Hillsborough restaurant, we…

Warren Hope Dawson Elementary School to open in Riverview

Warren Hope Dawson Elementary School to open in Riverview

By LOIS KINDLE When the 2017-2018 school year begins Aug. 10, hundreds of kids from the Riverview area will have new digs. That’s when the doors of Warren Hope Dawson…

Firefighters at North River District train for — and experience — the gamut of emergencies

Firefighters at North River District train for — and experience — the gamut of emergencies

By CARL MARIO NUDI The recent disastrous highrise fire in London where more than 75 people died highlighted the importance of training and planning at the North River Fire District.…

With Rotary, it’s all about people — and their communities

With Rotary, it’s all about people — and their communities

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Despite misunderstanding by some in the community, Rotary International and its local affiliates is an organization of philanthropy, not a networking group.  The Rotary Club of…

SCC Men’s Club to Vietnam vets: ‘Welcome home’

SCC Men’s Club to Vietnam vets: ‘Welcome home’

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The Men’s Club of Sun City Center held a luncheon on June 22 to honor the community’s Vietnam veterans. The lunch served was complimentary for all veterans.…

Ministry to build community resource center for the poor, homeless

Ministry to build community resource center for the poor, homeless

By LOIS KINDLE Sometimes those who lift up others need a helping hand themselves. That’s certainly the case for the folks at the Center for Restoration Ministries in Ruskin, a…

Unsung heroes transport South Shore veterans

Unsung heroes transport South Shore veterans

By Phyllis Hodges “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”  Yes, this area is especially blessed with volunteers and financial donors who support various factions of our community. All of us who live here…

You, me and business: Independence Day and memories of Washington D.C.

You, me and business: Independence Day and memories of Washington D.C.

By DANA DITTMAR CEO, SCC Chamber As we prepare for the July 4th festivities, I’m thinking back to my Honor Flight earlier this month, when I visited our nation’s capital…

Chamber View: Words matter in business, in life

Chamber View: Words matter in business, in life

By TANYA DORAN Executive Director, Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” This phrase was recited by little Thumper in the…

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