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New preschool in Gibsonton

New preschool in Gibsonton

Veteran educator opens new academy for preschoolers in Gibsonton By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON A new private school for toddlers through pre-kindergarten, and for students through third grade in need of before-…

LENNARD BOYS’ & GIRLS’ SOCCER

LENNARD BOYS’ & GIRLS’ SOCCER

Lennard boys soccer unbeaten; girls sparked by Rasool  By Steve Jackson RUSKIN — The Lennard boys’ soccer team continues to struggle for first place in 4A District 9. The Longhorns of…

LENNARD BOYS’ BASKETBALL

LENNARD BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Longhorns bounce back after blowout at home Face East Bay Dec. 14 By Steve Jackson Coach Zarko Stojakovich’s Longhorns were blown out in their own gym last Friday by 8A…

LENNARD GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

LENNARD GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Lady Horns top Plant City, host East Bay Dec. 14 By Steve Jackson RUSKIN — The Lennard Lady Longhorns return to the friendly confines of their high school gym this…

Dog leaves his own ‘gift’ for package thieves

Dog leaves his own ‘gift’ for package thieves

Owner leaves fake package for porch pirates By KEVIN BRADY Call it a variation of coal in your stocking. Tired of the theft of dog supplies left at her front…

SOLD OUT …. Boys and Girls Club tree sale

SOLD OUT …. Boys and Girls Club tree sale

Palmetto Boys & Girls Club helps area children with programs supported by annual Christmas tree sale By CARL MARIO NUDI The Boys & Girls Club of Manatee County has been selling…

Cold-weather shelters open

Cold-weather shelters open

When temperature drops, cold-weather shelters open Serving homeless and those with inadequate heat in homes By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Hillsborough County has already given the go-ahead twice this chilly season to…

Step back into Old Florida

Step back into Old Florida

Ruskin’s Pirate’s Pointe Resort offers step back into Old Florida By LOIS KINDLE Tammie Saxon and her husband Tom live the good life along the Little Manatee River in Ruskin.…

Golf Cart Parade a holiday hit

Golf Cart Parade a holiday hit

Golf Cart Parade a holiday hit Saturday, Dec. 8, had beautiful weather and streets lined with enthusiastic onlookers of all ages gathered for Sun City Center’s Holiday Golf Cart Parade.…

Letters to the Editor Dec. 13, 2018

Letters to the Editor Dec. 13, 2018

$10m could be better spent Dear Editor, After reading the article concerning the S.R. 674 project in the Nov. 22 edition of The SCC Observer, I felt a $10 million…

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