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A simple plan to help our neighbors

A simple plan to help our neighbors

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN This is not a story of self-promotion, although it does involve the promotion of an idea. The newsroom staff for The Observer News publications is made up…

Ghost Spirit and Orb Walk

Ghost Spirit and Orb Walk

“Ghost Spirit & Orb Walks” The next Ghost Spirit & Orb Walk is scheduled for November 18, 2017. The cost is  $15.00 per person. Due to the “Paranormal” nature of these…

Visitors throng to E.G. Simmons for seafood, music and more

Visitors throng to E.G. Simmons for seafood, music and more

Postcard weather. Scenic venue. Large crowds. Great food and music. The 29th annual Ruskin Seafood Festival is a wrap. Hordes of folks from all over Tampa Bay turned out Nov.…

Resident input sought for possible waterfront park on Alafia

Resident input sought for possible waterfront park on Alafia

Residents are invited to give their input into a proposal to create a waterfront park along the Alafia River.The 28-acre park would include a fishing dock, trails, picnic shelters, parking,…

FEMA Hiring Florida Residents to Support Hurricane Irma Recovery

FEMA Hiring Florida Residents to Support Hurricane Irma Recovery

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is hiring local residents to assist in the disaster recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Residents of Florida who wish to apply should…

FEMA: Hurricane Irma Survivors in Florida Have Many Sources to Help Their Recovery

FEMA: Hurricane Irma Survivors in Florida Have Many Sources to Help Their Recovery

Hurricane Irma Survivors in Florida Have Many Sources to Help Their Recovery ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA designed a quick resource directory for disaster survivors with links and phone numbers for…

UPDATED: FEMA adds dates next week to help Manatee County residents register for damage assistance

UPDATED: FEMA adds dates next week to help Manatee County residents register for damage assistance

Please see correct dates below. MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Sept. 267, 2017) – FEMA representatives will be available on additional days next week to meet with Manatee County residents looking for damage…

Hillsborough: Disaster assistance resources

Hillsborough: Disaster assistance resources

From Commissioner Victor Crist: Disaster Assistance Resources Are Available Resources for residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma Hillsborough County residents impacted by Hurricane Irma are eligible for individual disaster…

Manatee: Annual hiring fair to feature strong employer lineup

Manatee: Annual hiring fair to feature strong employer lineup

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (September 20, 2017) – Over 40 employers and agencies have signed up to be at this year’s Annual Hiring Fair at Manatee County’s Downtown Library on Monday,…