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A shot at the $1 million spot! Local man shoots for Super Bowl commercial

A shot at the $1 million spot! Local man shoots for Super Bowl commercial

By PENNY FLETCHER Brian Kleinschmidt of Riverview has produced a Doritos commercial that may be one of the company’s two paid spots that will be shown at Super Bowl XLIX…

Culinary students serve up holiday cheer

Culinary students serve up holiday cheer

    By LISA STARK Contributing Writer/Photographer On Dec. 10, the South County Career Center on John Sherman Way in Ruskin hosted a luncheon entitled, “FCCLA Holiday Harmony Partnership” at…

Beverly Kay retires after 27 years at The Observer News

Beverly Kay retires after 27 years at The Observer News

Beverly Kay began working at The Shopper & Observer News in 1987 as a front desk clerk. She added circulation manager to her list of duties, and has been taking…

Gerry Bell ringing in the New Year in a musical way

Gerry Bell ringing in the New Year in a musical way

By LISA STARK Contributing Writer/Photographer Gerry Bell is clearly in love with music, as anyone who sees him on the local scene playing trumpet and singing karaoke would surmise. But…

Christmas display a labor of love for Apollo Beach family

Christmas display a labor of love for Apollo Beach family

By KEVIN BRADY Laura Petramalo carries Christmas in her heart all year, so when December rolls around she can’t wait to get into the garage and unpack the boxes of…

A Joyful Noise unto the Lord

A Joyful Noise unto the Lord

By JEANNE SHANIN Contributing Writer Worshipers of different religions gathered to pray for peace at the Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service held at Beth Israel Congregation of Sun City Center on…

Local photographer records space test

Local photographer records space test

The launch of NASA’s unmanned Orion spacecraft on a Delta IV Heavy rocket Friday, Dec. 5, marked a new dawn for future manned spaceflight. It was also the first time,…

Powers resigns as SCC Security Patrol chief

Powers resigns as SCC Security Patrol chief

Tuesday marked the resignation of Robert Powers as chief of the Sun City Center Security Patrol. Powers, an Ohio native, has been chief of the Patrol for 14 months. Citing…

The Dec. 16 arrival of Chanukah is being marked by several nearby organizations of faith:

The Dec. 16 arrival of Chanukah is being marked by several nearby organizations of faith:

Chanukah comes to Beth Israel, Sun City Center Beth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, will be celebrating Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, at a special Shabbat evening…

Local country singer spreading his wings

Local country singer spreading his wings

By LISA STARK Contributing Writer Ruskin country singer Calvin Oatsvall is one of several local hopefuls who participated last month in auditions held Nov. 2 at the Tampa Convention Center…

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