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Young dancers excel in national competition

Young dancers excel in national competition

By CARL MARIO NUDI A recent trip to a national competition event was very rewarding for three young Manatee County dancers. Abigail McNulty, 10, Hayden Schmidt, 9, and Destiny Connolly, 9…

Ruskin Woman’s Club hosts baking class as fundraiser for scholarships

Ruskin Woman’s Club hosts baking class as fundraiser for scholarships

By LOIS KINDLE After Grace McKee recently took part in a bread-baking class offered by A Simpler Place Farm & Market in Riverview, she wanted to offer the same opportunity…

50 Years of SCC Bingo — different faces, same enthusiasm

50 Years of SCC Bingo — different faces, same enthusiasm

By PHYLLIS HODGES Sun City Center historians have discovered a 1967 Tampa Tribune photo of 330 SCC Bingo players; that’s 50 years ago. Back then, the venue was the Community…

YMCA to provide more than 1,000 free backpacks for school children in need

YMCA to provide more than 1,000 free backpacks for school children in need

BY YVETTE C. HAMMETT A lost job, a sick child or an unexpected emergency can set a family back, making back-to-school season a stressful time, financially. For the 19th year in…

The Big Red Barn is back in business, new owner/operator

The Big Red Barn is back in business, new owner/operator

By LOIS KINDLE Residents looking for farm-fresh produce will find plenty of it and then some at the Big Red Barn in Riverview. Owned and operated by Chris Phillips, of…

Thieves target mail to steal your personal information

Thieves target mail to steal your personal information

By LOIS KINDLE The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents to be proactive when it comes to protecting their identities. And one of those ways is being aware of…

Ellenton antique store a family affair with echoes from the past

Ellenton antique store a family affair with echoes from the past

By CARL MARIO NUDI Heading east past the Gamble Plantation out of downtown Ellenton one would notice a large barn-red building at 4407 U.S. 301 N. on the south side…

The ambulance not in service could be the one you need

The ambulance not in service could be the one you need

By LOIS KINDLE We’ve all seen them sitting at intersections throughout Sun City Center, especially this time of year. They’re Sun City Center Emergency Squad ambulances idled by the lack…

Cabaret proceeds recipients appreciative of SCC support

Cabaret proceeds recipients appreciative of SCC support

BY PHYLLIS HODGES It really does take a village. Kudos to all those who sponsored and provided the manpower for organizing this year’s Cabaret fundraiser—and to all those who attended. …

‘Accidental’ travel planner turns hobby into highly successful business

‘Accidental’ travel planner turns hobby into highly successful business

By LOIS KINDLE When Chip Barker had the opportunity to reinvent himself four years ago, he decided to give professional travel planning a shot. He’d been helping friends and family…

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