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New foundation offers education, resources, referrals to those recovering from opioid addiction

New foundation offers education, resources, referrals to those recovering from opioid addiction

By LOIS KINDLE A new nonprofit group based in Apollo Beach hopes to shed bright light on the opioid crisis and provide support to those impacted by it. The C.A.T.E. Foundation…

At Gamble Creek Farmer’s Market, produce is as fresh as the morning

At Gamble Creek Farmer’s Market, produce is as fresh as the morning

By CARL MARIO NUDI Produce picked right off the plant is as fresh you can get. If you have a backyard garden you need to just walk out your door…

Whitcomb expanding Commonwealth Office Park

Whitcomb expanding Commonwealth Office Park

By PHYLLIS HODGES The bulldozers are busy readying the construction site for expanding Stanley Whitcomb’s Commonwealth Office Park on East Del Webb Boulevard in Sun City Center.  The current activity…

Chamber News & Views

By Lynne Conlan Executive Director, Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce When people attend networking events, they do so to gain something: referrals, exposure, connections and, of course, the…

If you haven’t been to The Sandpiper Grille lately, you haven’t been

If you haven’t been to The Sandpiper Grille lately,  you haven’t been

By LOIS KINDLE Back in the day, The Sandpiper Grille at WCI’s Golf & Racquet Club in Sun City Center was the hottest spot in town. Mike Madden, the restaurant…

Obituaries January 11, 2018

Zelda M. Held Zelda M. “Dusty” Held nee Swartzfager, age 92, entered eternal life on December 31, 2017, from her home in Beaumont, Texas. She was a resident of Calder…

Ruskin home is Haven of Hope for former female inmates

Ruskin home is Haven of Hope for former female inmates

By LOIS KINDLE Shannon Lester, 39, spent more than two years in prison for drug-related charges and she’s not inclined to go back. To ensure that, she came to Haven…

Avoid becoming a victim of tax ID fraud, IRS impersonation

Avoid becoming a victim of tax ID fraud, IRS impersonation

  By LOIS KINDLE It’s tax time, and while you may be dreading the annual ritual of filing your IRS Form 1040, others are eager to file it for you…

Manatee County Fair opens Jan. 11

Manatee County Fair opens Jan. 11

“The Food Network became interested when we told them about the Kiwanis corn dog,” Fair Manager Dan West said. “The recipe for the corn dog is kept in a vault,…

With the holidays over, local firms can help you to spruce things up

With the holidays over, local firms can help you to spruce things up

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT After putting the holidays in the rearview mirror, many families take the opportunity to tick off some items on the honey-do list, not to mention cleaning…

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