Melody Jameson

2011: a year of more challenges?

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net With a new year and a new decade, come hope…for improvement in economic conditions, for better choices by governments, for a little more
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SCC Methodists sing, stroll through mad, mad madrigal

All eyes were not on Page Mary Bushong as she endeavored mightily to lead the court through one of its numbers for the UMC December ...
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A wise old dog finds a forever home

Melody Jameson photo Among Bella’s duties is encouraging light exercise by the residents at Belvedere Commons. Here, she sits, still and patient, as centenarian Sylvia ...
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Community to weigh in on south side opening to U.S. 301

By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER – Should free-flowing, two-way, non-emergency vehicular traffic be allowed between South Pebble Beach Boulevard and U.S. 301? If so, who is ...
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Ruskin founding principles on display this Christmas season

Community rallies for Dawn MacCallaBy MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.net RUSKIN – This community may be set on a 21st century course, but its 100-year-old roots remain its steering ...
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New SCC CA board will be mostly familiar faces

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – A minority of the community association membership here has returned three veteran directors to their governing board and ...
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County government responds to hard times by reinventing itself

  By MELODY JAMESONSOUTH COUNTY — If South Hillsborough citizens find themselves talking to more voice mails when they call county government these days, it may ...
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Reality as not seen on TV

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I am seriously behind schedule on a slow journey home to Florida. My goal was to be well into the Intracoastal Waterway in ...
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Balm plan getting underway with community tour

By MELODY JAMESON BALM — Looking ahead to onset of their first community planning process, four long-time residents here will show the professional planners their ...
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Tampa Electric unplugs a manatee celebration

Photo courtesy Tampa Electric Company Numerous cousins of this endearing, gentle manatee are expected as guests of honor in mid-January when Tampa Electric Company celebrates ...
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