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Life lessons learned in death

Life lessons learned in death

By KEVIN BRADY My wife, Leeann, will likely be dead by the time you read this. I can hear her labored breaths as I write these words from her hospice…

Sign up now to partipate in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Sign up now to partipate in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

By KEVIN BRADY Hundreds of South Shore residents are expected to take to the streets for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Now in its seventh year, last year’s walk drew…

A Mission and a community turn out for schoolchildren

A Mission and a community turn out for schoolchildren

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN With the new school year beginning  soon, many families are facing challenges in providing the necessary supplies for their school-age children. For at least 15 years, the…

From funding to design, creativity rules at new HCC Science & Technology Center

From funding to design, creativity rules at new HCC Science & Technology Center

By PENNY FLETCHER A combination of unusual methods has resulted in lower costs, better design and a pooling of resources sure to make the new Science and Technology Building at…

Observer News writer faces life challenge

Observer News writer faces life challenge

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Kevin Brady, a well-known contributing writer for The Observer News Publications, is facing one of life’s most difficult challenges — the loss of his wife to cancer.…

Kings Point singer to be in Karaoke World Championships USA – Florida 2015

Kings Point singer to be in Karaoke World Championships USA – Florida 2015

Karaoke World Championships USA – Florida will hold the 2015 KWC USA – Florida State Karaoke Championships Grand Finale Aug. 28, 29 and 30 at Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse Grille, Blake…

Growing church seeks permanent home

Growing church seeks permanent home

By PENNY FLETCHER By the time they’re 69 years old, most people have worked at many different jobs. But no matter what else he’s done, Mike Glassburn has preached the…

In Wimauma, frustration and some fear with few immediate solutions

In Wimauma, frustration and some fear with few immediate solutions

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is one of the nation’s largest and most effective law enforcement agencies. Most crimes in Hillsborough County have been on the decline…

Are you prepared?

Are you prepared?

Don’t write off hurricane season just because we’ve made it through July and most of August without a named storm affecting South County. Of all the major hurricanes to hit…

Firehouse Cultural Center settles into community with summer camp

Firehouse Cultural Center settles into community with summer camp

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN From its inception in 2011 and its full-time opening in 2013, the Firehouse Cultural Center has faced many challenges. First, a highly committed group of volunteers had…

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