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Sparkle this Christmas

Sparkle this Christmas

Upcoming Christmas workshop for crafters to ‘sparkle’ By LOIS KINDLE *Click here to email* It’s the holiday season, and area crafters are as busy as Santa’s elves making cards and gifts for family…

Free coffee, donuts

Free coffee, donuts

Free coffee, donuts at Balm Farmers Market/Craft Fair By KEVIN BRADY Special to The Observer News The first market of the season is slated for this weekend in Balm from…

CUBS WIN!

CUBS WIN!

Valencia Lakes’ Illinois Club celebrates Cubs’ victory The Illinois Club of Valencia Lakes held a holiday dance party Nov. 13 at the Social Hall in the Valencia Lakes Clubhouse. More…

Holiday fun

Holiday fun

South Shore invited to join SCC’s holiday fun By PHYLLIS HODGES *Click here to email* Sun City Center is starting the holiday off with some “can’t miss” activities — and they are not…

Holiday in the Park

Holiday in the Park

All South Shore kids invited to Holiday in the Park By LOIS KINDLE *Click here to email* Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation is bringing Santa to the Apollo Beach Recreation Center Florida-style Dec.…

Kelly Kowall writes book

Kelly Kowall writes book

Warrior’s death spurs mother to start retreat, publish book By LOIS KINDLE *Click here to email* When Kelly Kowall was in junior high school, she wrote a poem from a mother’s point of…

After nearly four centuries, a tradition of Thanksgiving remains

After nearly four centuries, a tradition of Thanksgiving remains

After nearly four centuries, a tradition of Thanksgiving  remains By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* In Massachusetts, over a three-day period during autumn, 395 years ago, the early settlers of the Plymouth Colony…

Make Christmas merry for children in need

Make Christmas merry for children in need

Make Christmas merry for children in need By LOIS KINDLE *Click here to email* Santa Claus is heading to South Shore early this year, and he’s bringing Mrs. Claus with him. The Jolly…

Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade

What a parade it was! By LOIS KINDLE *Click here to email* Thousands of people lined U.S. 41 last Saturday to watch the Ruskin VFW Post 6287’s annual Veterans Day Parade. Organizers said…

Manatee County historian publishes final novel in trilogy

Manatee County historian publishes final novel in trilogy

 Manatee County historian publishes final novel in trilogy By CARL MARIO NUDI *Click here to email* When Caroline Fogarty lost her husband, Will, in a shipwreck in 1906, she erected a marker in…

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