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Captain Joel’s Fishin’ Holes

Captain Joel’s Fishin’ Holes

August is Shark Month in Tampa Bay By JOEL BRANDENBURG The Shark Week shows and documentaries started on television right after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. It was so…

You, me and business: Hurricane at home

By DANA DITTMAR, CEO, SCC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE It’s coming up on August, which is supposedly the height of hurricane season in Florida.  As I write this, there isn’t one…

Observations: Take the long way home

Observations: Take the long way home

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In Minneapolis, I canceled my return flight to Tampa and kept my rental car. I’ve made a number of trips up North since my friend died in…

You, me and business: The Art of Good Manners

By  DANA DITTMAR, CEO, SunCity Center Chamber of Commerce My mother used to call it the Art of Good Manners. In business, it’s called the Art of the Deal. No matter…

Letter to the Editor: July 23, 2015

Dear Editor: While I appreciated the article (July 16, 2015) on the security issues at Kings Point during the SCC Community Hall renovation, I believe it missed the most prominent…

Observations: Jeb says to work longer. He may be right

Observations: Jeb says to work longer. He may be right

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN We live in a bizarre world. It is a world in which a group of billionaires has formed a pact to give away the bulk of their…

On the Horizon

On the Horizon

A problem most older people don’t see By PENNY FLETCHER Having had children and stepchildren in school during the 1970s and 1980s, I can certainly see a difference in the…

You, me and business: Happy 4th

By DANA DITTMAR, CEO, Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce They laughed at me here at the Chamber earlier this week.  (Laughing at me is not a rare occurrence around…

On the Horizon

Want to have input on available Y programs? Join the Advisory Board By PENNY FLETCHER After several years of planning, the South County YMCA is finally a reality, and the…

Letter to the Editor: July 2, 2015

Dear Editor, You have probably heard about the $10 billion being set aside for veterans to obtain care with the new VA Choice Program (authorized outside care). You probably have…

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