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Walkers, non-walkers invited to rally around cancer-fighting event

Walkers, non-walkers invited to rally around cancer-fighting event

By LOIS KINDLE There’s hardly a person among us whose life hasn’t in some way been touched by cancer. The life-threatening disease affects people of all ages, but as we…

Meet the ‘cat woman’ of Wimauma

Meet the ‘cat woman’ of Wimauma

By LOIS KINDLE Angelite Bragg has rescued animals, particularly cats, her entire life. A year ago, she decided to make her efforts legal and founded the nonprofit cat rescue Kittie…

Palmetto businessman keeps track of Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau success

Palmetto businessman keeps track of Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau success

By CARL MARIO NUDI Millions of people use social media to keep in touch with family and friends, share photos of their pets, or let people know they are sitting…

Observations: The good mission

Observations: The good mission

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN As a reporter, I was given the freedom to cover what I wanted — thus I could form this corner of the world to my own liking.…

Chamber News & Views March 8, 2018

Chamber News & Views March 8, 2018

By LYNNE CONLAN Executive director, Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce If you were out and about in Sun City Center last Friday between 1 and 3 p.m., you…

Letter to the Editor March 8, 2018

Gated security This is a follow-up letter to the one I sent you on “Gated Security,” which you printed on February 22, 2018.  Subsequent to that, I received many responses…

Obituaries March 8, 2018

Imogene Anne Laudeman Ditchett Jan. 9, 1923 – Oct. 29, 2017 Imogene Anne Ditchett passed peacefully from this world to eternal life on October 29, 2017. She was born at…

Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts set for March 10 and 11

Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts set for March 10 and 11

By LOIS KINDLE The Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts has showcased the work of fine artists and craftsmen from throughout the country since 1992. This year’s 26th annual…

YMCA free ‘Safety Around Water’ program teaches children water safety skills

YMCA free ‘Safety Around Water’ program teaches children water safety skills

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT In the time it takes to run through a few missed calls on a cell phone or to load laundry into a dryer, a tiny life…

Dooley Groves, Country Farm Market turn 50 this year

Dooley Groves, Country Farm Market turn 50 this year

By LOIS KINDLE Diane and Mike Houghtaling, owners of Dooley Groves and the Dooley Groves Country Farm Market in Ruskin, are having one of their most productive seasons ever. It’s…

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