October 9, 2003
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East Bay Holds On To Win in Riverview

By Mitch Traphagen

RIVERVIEW - What happens when two evenly matched teams from a strong rivalry meet on the playing field?

As it always happens, only one team can walk away the winner. On Friday night at J. Vince Thompson Stadium in Riverview, the East Bay High School Indians walked away the winner with a 17-14 win over the Sharks.  More

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Riding English Style Through Suburbia

By Mitch Traphagen

RIVERVIEW - The headline from a reader story in the Brandon section of the St. Petersburg Times reads, "Sprawl has metastasized in once-peaceful Riverview in just a few years, with no end in sight."

The picture that the headline paints, however, isnít entirely complete. Even in Riverview, there are pockets of resistance, the occasional island oasis among the marching waves in the churned up ocean of urban sprawl.  More

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Our Town:  Building Character With Words

RUSKIN - Concepts like Respectful, Responsible, and Self-Discipline are not necessarily inherent in children. Rather, they are concepts that are taught.

Ruskin Elementary School is asking the community to assist them in teaching these important concepts to students by displaying the words on marquees throughout the area.  More

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Our Town - Symmes Teacher Selected for Fullbright Program in Japan

RIVERVIEW - As if being named Teacher of the Year wasnít enough, Symmes Elementary School teacher Sue Creekmore was recently selected as a participant in the Fullbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.

Through the program, Creekmore will spend three weeks in Japan in an effort to promote greater intercultural understanding between the two nations.  More


Our Town - A Colorful Celebration of Mexican Independence in Wimauma

WIMAUMA - There were colorful dancers, floats and a parade as hundreds of spectators turned out for the Mexican Independence Day celebration in Wimauma on Sept. 14. More

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In The Archives:

Finding Florida:  Fire up the motorcycle and join the Observer News for a different type of travel story.  Tourist motels, road kill and a whole lot of heaven awaits.

Part One:  Searching From the Beginning
Part Two:  Heading Home
Part Three:  Back to the Islands

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 One - Welcome to SouthShore
Part Two - Meet the Neighbors
Part Three - It's a Bird!  It's a Plane!  It's a Home Depot!




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