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Good Samaritan Mission helped Santa find his way to Wimauma

Good Samaritan Mission helped Santa find his way to Wimauma

By KEVIN BRADY Hundreds of children found a present under their tree Christmas morning thanks to Good Samaritan Mission and the generosity of the South Shore community. Christmas Blessings drew…

Holidays not so merry for many seniors

Holidays not so merry for many seniors

By LOIS KINDLE Many of us are so busy planning Christmas celebrations with family and friends, we forget there are thousands of seniors around us who live alone and have…

Riverview brothers hope to soar to Eagle Scout status with unique projects

Riverview brothers hope to soar to Eagle Scout status with unique projects

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Two Riverview Boy Scouts have reached scouting’s pinnacle early in life, at the same time, offering an educational experience and lending a hand to a charity.…

Looking up at the stars with the Deep Sky Observers

Looking up at the stars with the Deep Sky Observers

By CARL MARIO NUDI It was written that the three Magi looked to the skies to see the Star of Bethlehem in their search for the baby Jesus about two…

Despite gray weather, the 2017 Golf Cart Parade was another hit

Despite gray weather, the 2017 Golf Cart Parade was another hit

By PHYLLIS HODGES The weather wasn’t exactly delightful for the 2017 Sun City Center Golf Cart Parade on Dec. 9, but it certainly wasn’t frightful. There were plenty of chuckles…

Goodson Farms seasonal opening best ever

Goodson Farms seasonal opening best ever

By LOIS KINDLE Folks around these parts know when Goodson Farms Produce Market opens each year, strawberry season has begun. “Opening day (Dec. 6) was our busiest ever,” said Jessica…

Plight of the homeless in Southern Hillsborough County

Plight of the homeless in Southern Hillsborough County

By Tom Hinkebein Contributed Op-Ed Remember sleeping under the stars in the humid night air? It was fun and exciting to go on a camping excursion for a week or…

At Wimauma Elementary, Santa’s sleigh was an 18-wheeler from Amazon

At Wimauma Elementary, Santa’s sleigh was an 18-wheeler from Amazon

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Wimauma Elementary School Principal Ismael Lebron-Bravo expressed his surprise and gratitude when he spoke of the call he received from Amazon just before the Thanksgiving break: His…

Community mourns tragic loss of a compassionate ‘doer’

Community mourns tragic loss of a compassionate ‘doer’

Chris Scigliano lost his life while directing traffic during a fundraiser he organized for an HCSO deputy. By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Chris Scigliano left behind a legacy of charity, love…

HCC SouthShore campus has new leader, starting in January

HCC SouthShore campus has new leader, starting in January

By LOIS KINDLE Come Jan. 2, Dr. Jennifer China will become president of Hillsborough Community College SouthShore. The nine-year-old campus has played a pivotal role in the community’s growth, and…