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50 Years of SCC Bingo — different faces, same enthusiasm

50 Years of SCC Bingo — different faces, same enthusiasm

By PHYLLIS HODGES Sun City Center historians have discovered a 1967 Tampa Tribune photo of 330 SCC Bingo players; that’s 50 years ago. Back then, the venue was the Community…

You, me and business: Put your customers first

You, me and business: Put your customers first

By DANA SCHROEDER CEO, SCC Chamber To me, nothing symbolizes frustration quite as much as watching someone try to free their new purchase from its plastic packaging. Nothing short of…

Letters to the Editor July 20, 2017

Thank you, Observer News I would like to pass on a thank you to your newspaper for an article posted in the Observer News on June 22 by Holly Wagner,…

Obituaries July 20, 2017

Jeannine A. Seaney Jeannine A. Mieure Seaney, age 88, died July 8, 2017, in Sun City Center, Fla. Jeannine was predeceased by her husband, Gene, her mother, Ruth, her father,…

Observer Today July 19, 2017

Observer Today July 19, 2017

Good morning! It is certainly possible to describe all cemeteries as monuments to the past but the Ruskin cemetery is something more, it’s a remnant from “Old Ruskin,” with the…

Observer Today July 18, 2017

Observer Today July 18, 2017

Good morning! Today is the 199th day of the year, leaving only 166 days remaining in 2017. This year has flown by, right? Seriously, run out to get Halloween Candy…

Observer Today July 17, 2017

Observer Today July 17, 2017

Good morning! I hate to break this to you so early but…it’s Monday. On the plus side, we woke up, right? Oh, and hopefully you’ve had some coffee because it’s…

Observer Today July 14, 2017

Observer Today July 14, 2017

Good morning and happy Friday! On a local community Facebook page on Wednesday, a woman left a message to thank someone in the car ahead of her at a drive-thru…

YMCA to provide more than 1,000 free backpacks for school children in need

YMCA to provide more than 1,000 free backpacks for school children in need

BY YVETTE C. HAMMETT A lost job, a sick child or an unexpected emergency can set a family back, making back-to-school season a stressful time, financially. For the 19th year in…

The Big Red Barn is back in business, new owner/operator

The Big Red Barn is back in business, new owner/operator

By LOIS KINDLE Residents looking for farm-fresh produce will find plenty of it and then some at the Big Red Barn in Riverview. Owned and operated by Chris Phillips, of…