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New Homeland Security regulations to affect driver’s license renewal

Locate your paperwork or you may not be able to renew your driver’s license or ID card By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net The documents the Frizzolas showed while trying to renew Peg’s…

Elaine Brad leaving SCC Chamber of Commerce

As president of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce for the past 10 years, Elaine Brad has become the face of the community for thousands of visitors and residents…

Art on a canvas of flesh

{igallery 6} By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRIVERVIEW — A bumper sticker tacked onto a filing cabinet discretely tucked away in Mike Parson’s office reads, “Tattoos: Not just for sailors anymore.” Actually,…

Resurrected Mill Bayou development plan goes before BOCC June 8

By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.netRUSKIN — A proposal to build eight homes on a strip of land on the Little Manatee River will result in a show down between a developer and…

In Sun City Center: Standing up for the fallen

{igallery 12} Memorial Day is over but you can still stand up for troops and vets By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER — Retired Navy Commander Edward Socha rang the bell…

Multiple means of exploring the metaphysical on the menu

  By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER – This generally conservative retirement community might seem an unlikely host, but two new excursions into the new-age world of the metaphysical now are…

Master glass artisan pursues ancient craft with old world devotion

  By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net In his studio on the south shore of the Alafia River, his trademark baseball cap firmly set bill-in-back, master glass artisan Calvin Sloan begins the…

Observer News Briefing with Julie Ball

By Julie Ball and Mitch Traphagenjulie@observernews.netmitch@observernews.net June 3, 2010   This week in The Observer News transcript:Hello and welcome to the Observer News.  I’m Julie Ball. A plan to develop…

Observer News Weekly Briefing June 3, 2010

By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net The Observer News Weekly Update with Julie Ball This week in The Observer News: Public Hearing for Mill Bayou in Ruskin Sun City Center stands up for…

Two Lennard athletes sign letters of intent

Lennard High senior Shelby Sanchez signs a letter of intent with Florida College on a volleyball scholarship with the Lady Falcons. With her are Vaughn, Maxine, Bristol, Karen and Rodney…