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A class lesson: Strawberries come from out front of the Strawberry Market

A class lesson: Strawberries come from out front of the Strawberry Market

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The children walked in a perfect row, following a teacher, and interspersed with teachers and with a teacher at the end in case any of the youngsters…

From large-scale murals to miniatures: The art of David Letterfly

From large-scale murals to miniatures: The art of David Letterfly

By LISA STARK David Letterfly enjoys working big (really big) or small (really small). Whether he’s creating a large airbrushed mural on a motor home, or fine decorative scrollwork on…

Aldi supermarket coming to Village Plaza

Aldi supermarket coming to Village Plaza

By KEVIN BRADY It won’t be long before the dump trucks and bulldozers show up at Village Plaza, a popular strip mall on Sun City Center Boulevard, to clear the…

Sound Traveler hits the right notes at Canoe Outpost

Sound Traveler hits the right notes at Canoe Outpost

Patty Kunze Tatum and Bob Tatum make up the band Sound Traveler, both using multiple instruments to play acoustic versions of classic rock, pop, country and folk favorites as well…

Poster kids celebrate a banner year

Poster kids celebrate a banner year

By PHYLLIS HODGES 2015 is a banner year for Frank and Jinx Rives. It has been 70 years since they married and 35 years since they came to Sun City…

Have a chuckle, help a vet at Riverview comedy show

Have a chuckle, help a vet at Riverview comedy show

By KEVIN BRADY Looking for a chuckle or two? The Bucs aren’t playing, but there will still be some laughs to be had when The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview,…

SCC Photo Club announces Viewers’ Choice winners

SCC Photo Club announces Viewers’ Choice winners

Nearly 2,100 votes were cast for the Sun City Center Photo Club’s Viewer’s Choice competition held at FunFest on Saturday, March 21. Congratulations to the winner and the prestigious Top…

Sunshine Cowboys

Sunshine Cowboys

In Florida, long before there were beachfront condos, there were cowboys. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN A hoof stomped. The sound it made was as soft as the dirt, now imprinted with a…

March competition winners with the Sun City Center Photo Club

March competition winners with the Sun City Center Photo Club

The Sun City Center Photo Club has announced the winners of its March Competition. The awards were given by professional judge John Livernois. Color Print category: At the Masters level,…

Family to family: new ownership for The Observer News publications

Family to family: new ownership for The Observer News  publications

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the early 1960s, the Mixon family opened a printing business that would change the face of South Hillsborough. And shortly after, their Shopper newspaper soon absorbed…

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