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Retired USA Colonel receives mobility dog

Retired USA Colonel receives mobility dog

PAWS Assistance Dogs raise, train dogs – then go look for veterans to give them to. By JOAN CAMPBELL When retired U.S.A. Col. “Rick” Pater was gifted his mobility assistance…

What you should know this hurricane season

What you should know this hurricane season

By LOIS KINDLE It’s important to plan well ahead of an approaching hurricane so you’re not scrambling around at the last minute. Here are some tips to help you prepare…

Couple opens local Home Instead Senior Care franchise

Couple opens local Home Instead Senior Care franchise

By LOIS KINDLE David Scott and his wife, Michelle, have long held the desire to help others, especially when it comes to the elderly. “Getting involved with seniors was always…

Celebrating a century

Celebrating a century

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN When Robert Miely was born, Woodrow Wilson was the President of the United States. A decent income was roughly $800 per year (for a man, half of…

Observer Today June 8, 2017

Observer Today June 8, 2017

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Good morning! Have you had enough of the rain yet? No? Well, good news! It’s possible we could get some more of the wet stuff today. And keep a…

Leadership Brandon Class of 2017 builds new Learning Center for Mary & Martha House

Leadership Brandon Class of 2017 builds new Learning Center for Mary & Martha House

The Legacy Project converted a garage into a Learning Center The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s popular Leadership Brandon program took on a larger-than-usual service project this year with incredible…

Chamber View: Changing perspectives

Chamber View: Changing perspectives

By TANYA DORAN Executive Director, Greater Riverview Chamber Simply stated, your perspective is the way you interpret something. This week I experienced a lesson on the subject. On the way…

Obituaries June 8, 2017

James W. Duffy Jim Duffy, 79, of Sun City Center, Fla., died May 25, 2017. He was born in Elmira, N.Y. on March 12, 1938. He graduated from Binghamton Central…

Welcome to Observer Today!

Welcome to Observer Today!

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Welcome to Observer Today! Each weekday, between 7:30 and 9 a.m., we will provide you with a few things that may help to shape your day and…

Residents hope book on Rubonia history, families brings deserved recognition

Residents hope book on Rubonia history, families brings deserved recognition

By CARL MARIO NUDI After U.S. 41 was realigned sometime in the mid-1960s, bypassing Rubonia, the small community seems to have suspended progress. Residents of the once-thriving farming community and…