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You, me and business

You, me and business

It’s so important to shop locally By DANA DITTMAR CEO, SCC Chamber of Commerce Last Friday officially rang in the Holiday Shopping Season. The Sunday paper was heavy with tons of…

Remember when …

Remember when …

Thanksgiving was for ‘thanks’ and family, not Black Friday! By PENNY FLETCHER *Click here to email* We used to look forward to what we referred to as Thanksgiving Weekend. Even with all the…

Remember when …

PUBLISHED NOV. 24, 2016 Thanksgiving dinner was served from the back of pick-up trucks By PENNY FLETCHER *Click here to email* Several years ago, I mercilessly tore most of my 35mm photographs from…

Observations: Happy Thanksgiving from the future!

Observations: Happy Thanksgiving from the future!

Observations: Happy Thanksgiving from the future! By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* Happy Thanksgiving to the people of 2001! My name is Mitch and I’m writing to you from the future —…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I usually write about veterans issues but I am writing today to complain about the blatant ignoring of disabled parking places. I am disabled and use a power-chair…

Remember when …

PUBLISHED NOV. 17, 2016 Remember when … By PENNY FLETCHER *Click here to email* I’ve been writing for local publications continuously since moving to South Hillsborough County from Bradenton in January 1980, so…

The public in public transit

The public in public transit

The public in public transit By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* It has probably been a decade or two since anyone called her cute. But she was wearing a pink baseball hat…

Social Security news

Social Security news

Supporting our wounded warriors By Daryl Rosenthal Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Tampa FL Every Veterans Day, the nation honors the brave men and women who risk their lives…

Unassuming heroes

Unassuming heroes

PUBLISHED OCT. 27, 2016 Unassuming heroes By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* Jack Garman died on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the age of 72. In the annals of history, he will remain…

Freedom 4

Freedom 4

The ancient pathway By CHRISTINA OLKA Freedom Director, South Bay Church, *Click here to email* There is a secret pathway we used to take behind the railroad tracks while we were growing up.  I…

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