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Eyes are on area parks for renovations

Eyes are on area parks for renovations

Summer upgrades to athletic fields begin By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Lots of athletes have plenty to cheer about this summer as Hillsborough County spends $1.5 million to re-sod 40 of…

Keetley trial move to Feb. 2020

Keetley trial move to Feb. 2020

Ice cream man stays in jail Keetley trial for killing Guitron brothers moved to February 2020 so attorney can challenge ballistics, handwriting By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON What’s eight more months…

50 years doing what he loves

50 years doing what he loves

Veterinarian Hal Ott celebrates 50 years in the profession he loves By LOIS KINDLE Sometimes, the simplest of choices has the most monumental impact on our lives. Such was the…

Ruskin: Rockets or Braves?

Ruskin: Rockets or Braves?

Brandon folks balk, school board revisits mascot policy By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON Is it the Rockets or is it the Braves for Ruskin Elementary School? The Hillsborough County School Board…

Early planning at all levels to keep Manatee County safer this hurricane season

Early planning at all levels to keep Manatee County safer this hurricane season

Early planning at all levels to keep Manatee County safer this hurricane season By CARL MARIO NUDI Hurricane season started June 1, but Manatee County officials have been preparing for…

Local tiny home community wins award

Local tiny home community wins award

Circle Pond Tiny Home Community in Ruskin recognized for environmental sustainability By LOIS KINDLE When the Circle Pond Tiny Home Community was named a winner of The Sustany Foundation’s 2019…

Enthusiastic participants enjoy chamber’s day of fun

Enthusiastic participants enjoy chamber’s day of fun

The 2019 Pigs in the Parking Lot BBQ, Beer & Blues Festival is over, and organizers were happy with both the turnout and its new venue at the Summerfield Crossings…

SCC July 4th festivities scheduled

SCC July 4th festivities scheduled

July 4 CA activities promise holiday fun By PHYLLIS HODGES With July 4 fast approaching, Sun City Center residents are exploring fun things to do for the holiday, and SCC…

Week of June 13, 2019

‘No Wake’ laws help protect manatees Dear Editor, In response to “no wake zone is a law – not a suggestion,” there is more at stake than just a homeowner’s…

Early is really on time

Early is really on time

Chamber News & Views I don’t think I’m alone when I say it’s annoying to have to wait. In line –– In traffic –– At the DMV. Best case in…

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