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Dogs (and cats) have their day at Boo Bash

Dogs (and cats) have their day at Boo Bash

Scores of canines, a couple of cats and their owners turned out last Saturday for the Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort’s annual Halloween party for pets. By the looks of…

Ruskin Seafood Festival set for Nov. 4 & 5 at E.G. Simmons Regional Park

Ruskin Seafood Festival set for Nov. 4 & 5 at E.G. Simmons Regional Park

By LOIS KINDLE The first weekend in November is just around the corner, and anyone who lives South Shore knows what that means. It’s time for the Ruskin Seafood Festival,…

Students, staff prepare for new public school start times

Students, staff prepare for new public school start times

Elementary schools starting 20 minutes earlier while middle and high schools begin later By KEVIN BRADY “Sweet.” That’s how my son, Patrick, and likely thousands of other local teens, view…

Spirits of the River calling visitors to Little Manatee River State Park

Spirits of the River calling visitors to Little Manatee River State Park

By LOIS KINDLE The Little Manatee River State Park is offering something a bit different for kids and teens to do Halloween weekend with its Spirits of the River fall…

Bradenton Farmers’ market: Seasonally delicious; centuries of tradition

Bradenton Farmers’ market: Seasonally delicious; centuries of tradition

By CARL MARIO NUDI For centuries farmers and trades people have gathered in town centers around the world to sell their wares. During these usually weekly gatherings of commerce, townspeople…

‘Hi Neighbor!’ event helps new residents assimilate in community

‘Hi Neighbor!’ event helps new residents assimilate in community

By PHYLLIS HODGES With new people moving into the area at a steady clip, the Sun City Center Community Association is ready to tell them about all the activities that…

Learn about Florida’s wetlands at SCC Audubon Club event on Oct. 31

Learn about Florida’s wetlands at SCC Audubon Club event on Oct. 31

By PHYLLIS HODGES We all know that Florida’s wetlands are important. Want to learn more about how valuable they really are? Then you need to put this special Oct. 31…

Boy Scout troop helps local community

Boy Scout troop helps local community

Members of Boy Scout Troop 661 spent their entire Saturday Oct. 21 performing a special service project to benefit the residents of Apollo Beach. They removed an aging border fence…

Twin Peaks Assisted Living and Memory Care to let you age in place

Twin Peaks Assisted Living and Memory Care to let you age in place

New facility offering a home for life, even when health begins to fail By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Eager residents have already reserved apartments at Twin Creeks Assisted Living and Memory…

NAMI Hillsborough to host second Making Strides for Mental Health 3K Walk/Run

NAMI Hillsborough to host second Making Strides for Mental Health 3K Walk/Run

By LOIS KINDLE According to statistics compiled by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental health disorders and illnesses affect more than 57 million Americans each year. And many…