September 4, 2003

Search the Archives
Send News or Comments

National News  

Get the Latest on Tropical Weather from the National Hurricane Center
Florida's Electric Supply:  Issues Affecting Reliability

By Lila A. Jaber

Recent events in the Northeastern United States relating to the reliability of electricity put the term "grid" into morning newspapers. But exactly what an electric grid is and how it relates to the reliability of the electric supply in Florida remains something of a mystery to many readers.  More

Rhymes and Reasons

By Tod McGinley

Her life as a poet is well documented, but Emily Dickinson’s intimate connection to Ireland is rarely recognized. Sister Mary James Power, a teacher at Sisters of Notre Dame school in Malden, Mass., published "In the Name of the Bee" in 1970, a book that touches on Dickinson’s love of the Irish.  More

Prep Football Set to Begin 2003 Season

Click here for East Bay and Riverview Schedules

Mitch Traphagen Photo

Taking Time for Tea

A group of young ladies from the Family Learning Center day care in Ruskin took time out for tea on Aug. 27 at the Porch Tea Room on Shell Point Road. The entire group seemed to enjoy their ‘girls time out.’ The girls, ages two to four, apparently left quietly while the boys in the day care center were occupied elsewhere. "We’ll have to come up with something for the boys later," said one staff member.

Mitch Traphagen Photo

Coming Up in the Observer News

The motorcycle has hit the road again.

The series Finding Florida will continue with A Tale of Two Islands.

Part One:  Searching From the Beginning

Part Two:  Heading Home

Mitch Traphagen Photo

In The Archives:

The Changing Face of South Hillsborough:  The rumors are flying about several big box retailers moving into south county. The facts, however, are few. Yet one in every ten new jobs created in the entire nation came from the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan area. South county communities are joining forces to become a strong player in that prospering market. How will all of the changes effect our communities and area businesses and what can south county shoppers expect from the future?

The three-part series is available on the web:

Part 1 - Welcome to SouthShore
Part 2 - Meet the Neighbors
Part 3 - It's a Bird!  It's a Plane!  It's a Home Depot!




© 2003, M&M Printing, Inc. and the Observer News and Riverview Current. All rights reserved

Problems or comments with this website?  Email the  Webmaster

Observer News Front Page

Site Meter





Jonie Maschek is the Fish Lady and she's only in the Observer News

We've got the news today - she knows what it will be tomorrow.  Dee Price Miller in the Observer News

The voice heard all over South Hillsborough - The Voice of South Shore in the Observer News

Dale has a new view on life - a View From the Road

Read news that matters from Karey Burek

Kenny Williams is the Webserver and he's only in the Observer News

Bill Hodges can put a smile on your face and a few thoughts in your mind.