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Last Updated:
Mar 3, 2010 - 9:59:39 PM
 

 

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Local Library of Congress video project proves larger than expected
 
SUN CITY CENTER
— It all started when Dr. Kenneth Barringer talked about wanting to record his World War II experiences at a meeting of the Military Order of the Military Wars, commonly known as MOWW.

Mar 4, 2010 - 9:55:29 PM

SCC Community Association board member resigns
 By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net

Sun City Center – Concluding that his “goals are not attainable” and that his efforts were “making no difference,” John “Woody” Nelson resigned last week as a director of the community association here.

Mar 4, 2010 - 9:53:07 PM

Manatee Festival to spotlight culinary arts
 By Julie Ball


The culinary arts will be emphasized this year at the Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts with several cooking and food prep demonstrations, an “Iron Chef” culinary competition and a variety of local restaurants serving up food from all over the world.

Mar 4, 2010 - 9:43:12 PM

It’s all about the arts! Manatee Festival of the Arts
 By Julie Ball

APOLLO BEACH — The 18th Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts will attract artists and crafters from both the local and national pool of talent. Many favorite local artists will be on hand to answer questions and showcase their work.

Mar 4, 2010 - 9:29:59 PM

Agriculture students mix credits with community service
 By Penny Fletcher
penny@observernews.net

RUSKIN — Nine years ago when Erin Elsberry decided to teach agriculture at Freedom High School in Tampa it wasn’t her first experience with what makes things grow.

Mar 4, 2010 - 9:19:31 PM

Who could have guessed? It was a wet PetFest

Mar 4, 2010 - 9:17:15 PM

Gibsonton Trailer park owner seeks additional commercial zoning
 By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net

Gibsonton – Trailing a long list of residential code violations, a lot rental trailer park here currently is under consideration for added commercial activity.

Mar 4, 2010 - 9:11:50 PM

Winning World Series pitcher makes Riverview his home
 
RIVERVIEW — When five-year-old Dave LaPoint got pulled out of bed to play baseball, he never dreamed it would be the start of a lifelong career.


Feb 25, 2010 - 9:45:02 PM

Angelina Padua celebrates 107 years

Feb 25, 2010 - 9:38:42 PM

No depression in the local affordable housing market
 By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net

Ruskin — Recession reluctant, major league developers may be sitting on their hands and Ty Pennington’s televised Extreme Makeover team may be scaling back the give-away homes, but here affordable housing development is going strong.

Feb 25, 2010 - 9:36:05 PM

TRIPS WORTH TAKING Casa Marina: A jewel in Jacksonville
 By WARREN RESEN
w630@aol.com
Member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association

The Grand Old Lady of Jacksonville Beach sits on a dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. She has been there since early in the last century silently watching the ebb and flow of world events.

Feb 25, 2010 - 8:36:34 PM

Sunrise on Ruskin’s second century slated
 By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net

Ruskin – In a few days this community will embrace yet another centennial benchmark in its passage from tiny settlement carved out of a wilderness to a town treasured by many for myriad reasons.

Feb 25, 2010 - 8:28:28 PM

Getting out “Events in and out of the area” 2-18-10

Feb 18, 2010 - 9:05:50 PM

Rippling effects of recession impact local community event
 By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net

Ruskin – Responding to the rippling effects of an ongoing economic recession, this community’s historic annual tomato festival is relocating.

Feb 18, 2010 - 8:59:56 PM

Effort to contain polluting nitrogen run-off on tap in March
 By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net

Nitrogen, one of the big three in fertilizers that keep South County lawns green and growing, also is “a pollutant of concern” threatening marine life in its waterways.

Feb 18, 2010 - 8:58:03 PM

Troops receive items government lacks money to buy
You can get in on the action too!

 By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net

SOUTH COUNTY — Bob Williams buys a lot of things he doesn’t need or use. In fact, Bob spends most of his time arranging for quantity purchases from large companies, so he can stock thousands of cans of coffee, hundreds of rolls of toilet paper, notebook paper, stationery, and all kinds of snacks and food.


Feb 18, 2010 - 8:51:33 PM

Getting out “Events in and out of the area” 2-11-10

Feb 11, 2010 - 11:36:13 PM

Whatever Happened About…2-11-10
 By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net

 South County SHED
The South Hillsborough Economic Development (SHED) Council’s kick-off meeting is to get underway at 2 PM Friday (February 12) in the South Shore Corporate Park, on 30th Street at Shell Point Road.

Feb 11, 2010 - 11:31:42 PM

Spotlight on South County Career Center
 By Julie Ball

Don Chase is more than your average high school teacher to South County Career Center (SCCC). He has brought so much success to his classes that the school named him teacher of the year. He will compete against a wider pool across Hillsborough County for the county teacher of the year distinction.

Feb 11, 2010 - 11:27:43 PM

Area veterans have new cemetery choice Half as far as Bushnell

 BY PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews.net

SUN CITY CENTER- South County veterans and their families eligible to be buried in a National Cemetery only have to drive half as far as they used to thanks to the on-going construction of the Sarasota National Cemetery at 9810 State Road 72.

Feb 11, 2010 - 11:21:26 PM

 

 


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