November 13, 2003
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Honoring Veterans With a Parade

By Mitch Traphagen

RUSKIN - Hundreds lined U.S. Highway 41 through Ruskin on November 8 for a parade in honor of America’s veterans.

The Veterans Day parade included floats from the Krewe of Charlotte DeBerry, the Southshore Marauders, the honorary mayors of Ruskin and Apollo Beach, the Ruskin Tomato Queen and other organizations.  More

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Schools Named for Developer and Educator

By Brenda Knowles

RUSKIN - The SouthShore area has two new schools under construction with opening dates of August, 2004.

Recently the new schools received new names, Thomas P. Corr Elementary School and Beth Shields Middle School.  More

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Coming Up in the Observer News...

It is always the in the last place that you look, the saying goes.  Maybe, but sometimes you need to look way out there to find what is right in front of you.

Off To See the Dragon - Coming up in the Observer News.

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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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