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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…

Book Worm Used Books, an independent bookstore and more, celebrates a decade

Book Worm Used Books, an independent bookstore and more, celebrates a decade

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Some say stepping into Book Worm Used Books is like taking a step back in time, when avid readers drove to the local used book store…

With a long history, Hooks Bar and Grill celebrates four years of local ownership

With a long history, Hooks Bar and Grill celebrates four years of local ownership

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Hooks Bar and Grill at Little Harbor has a very long history among area boaters and those who love the water. Years ago, it was known as…

SCC jubilant about Independence Day

SCC jubilant about Independence Day

BY PHYLLIS HODGES Sun City Center area residents like to party, and they are serious about celebrating holidays, especially patriotic commemorations. They offer residents special days to show appreciation for…

You, me and business: Summer solstice, one of longest days of the year

You, me and business: Summer solstice, one of longest days of the year

By DANA DITTMAR CEO, SCC Chamber Today (Wednesday, June 21) is my favorite day of the year. For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere of our beautiful…

Obituaries June 22, 2017

Carmelia Mariani Carmelia (Camille) Mariani, 85, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away on Saturday, June 10. Born in Belfast, Maine, Oct. 5, 1931, she was the daughter of Emily…

Observer Today June 21, 2017

Observer Today June 21, 2017

Good morning! It’s Wednesday and and it is the Summer Solstice. I hope you’ve made plans to enjoy the longest day of the year. And no, there isn’t more time…