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From healthcare to haircare — this hair nurse is special

From healthcare to haircare — this hair nurse is special

‘Hair Nurse’ offers comfort, dignity to cancer treatment clients By YVETTE C. HAMMETT There are days when Lisa Allen is pleased that her rented space at a local hair salon…

Local university expansion underway

Local university expansion underway

Gannon University expansion underway By PHYLLIS HODGES There have been some impressive happenings in the past three years at the Ruskin campus of Gannon University. Beginning with a handful of…

Newly found sister

Newly found sister

With the ‘stroke of a pen,’ adopted woman learns she has new family By LOIS KINDLE Sun City Center resident Sheila Weidel and her siblings received an unexpected Christmas gift this…

A long history in citrus

A long history in citrus

The Citrus Place on Terra Ceia Island has a long history in Manatee County By CARL MARIO NUDI Sid Tillett has been working at his father and mother’s business, The…

Extended hours for The Fish House

Extended hours for The Fish House

Ruskin’s Fish House restaurant is alive and well By LOIS KINDLE Despite recent reports to the contrary, The Fish House in Ruskin is very much in business and not facing…

It’s circus time!!

It’s circus time!!

Circus tickets available at The Observer News office Saturday, Jan. 5 • 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The annual Showmen’s Charity Circus is Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Showmen’s Event…

Multi-Cultural Heritage Club helps kids

Multi-Cultural Heritage Club helps kids

 Groups join together to provide gifts, food and bicycles to Wimauma residents Three Hillsborough County organizations came together Saturday in Wimauma to make Christmas happy for families and youngsters in…

Preparing the way for the Christ Child

Preparing the way for the Christ Child

Parrish United Methodist Church congregation prepares the way for the Christ Child By CARL MARIO NUDI For more than two millennia Christian communities around the world begin several weeks ahead to prepare…

Grinch(es) can’t steal Balm spirit

Grinch(es) can’t steal Balm spirit

 Grinch(es) steal Christmas decorations, but do not steal Balm spirit Thieves hit after lighting ceremony By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON Where are you exactly if you are standing in Balm? You…

Help for single-parent moms to be greatly expanded

Help for single-parent moms to be greatly expanded

New women’s resource center to be open by summer Help for single-parent moms to be greatly expanded By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Over the past 15 years, The Women’s Resource Center…