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Would-be young sailors learn more than seamanship

    By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net   APOLLO BEACH – They arrive in swim suits, clutching water bottles and lunch bags, their safety gear slung over shoulders. They range in age from…

South County Chamber committed to overcoming barriers

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net   RUSKIN – Aiming to bridge language barriers and embrace cultural differences, the Ruskin-SouthShore Chamber of Commerce here is instituting programs spotlighting Spanish-speakers and Latino-owned businesses.    “There…

Prison art and sampler of South County talent is weekend fare

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net   South County artistry – on paper, on stage, in vocal form and expressed instrumentally – will be on parade this weekend in two novel events.   One opens…

Whatever happened about…

  By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net… Gulf Oil Efforts    Effective immediately, the Ruskin / SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is collecting items useful in cleansing and saving coastal birds which become contaminated…

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,…

South County chamber committed to overcoming barriers

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net   RUSKIN – Aiming to bridge language barriers and embrace cultural differences, the Ruskin-SouthShore Chamber of Commerce here is instituting programs spotlighting Spanish-speakers and Latino-owned businesses.    “There…

Prison art and sampler of South County talent is weekend fare

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net   South County artistry – on paper, on stage, in vocal form and expressed instrumentally – will be on parade this weekend in two novel events.   One opens…

Whatever happened about…

  By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net… Gulf Oil Efforts    Effective immediately, the Ruskin / SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is collecting items useful in cleansing and saving coastal birds which become contaminated…

Undercover with the Street Crimes Unit

By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net   RIVERVIEW — A heavy squall had just passed leaving a wet heaviness in the air. The traffic on this busy Riverview corner was unabated, however. It was…

South Hillsborough after dark: Undercover with the Street Crimes Unit

By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net   RIVERVIEW — A heavy squall had just passed leaving a wet heaviness in the air. The traffic on this busy Riverview corner was unabated, however. It was…