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Big hearts bring Christmas to children

Big hearts bring Christmas to children

By KEVIN BRADY More than 140 local children who might otherwise have had nothing to unwrap on Christmas morning found their stockings stuffed last weekend, thanks to Ruskin’s Lord’s Lighthouse…

Nationally accredited hypnotherapist coming to South County Jan. 6

Nationally accredited hypnotherapist coming to South County Jan. 6

By PENNY FLETCHER Rena Greenberg learned the importance of preventive health the hard way when she was still very young. Recovering from her illness caused her to study what has…

Obituaries: December 18, 2014

David Eugene Carlo David Eugene Carlo passed away suddenly on December 10, 2014, as a result of injuries from a fatal car accident. He was 44 years old, born in…

Local photographer records space test

Local photographer records space test

The launch of NASA’s unmanned Orion spacecraft on a Delta IV Heavy rocket Friday, Dec. 5, marked a new dawn for future manned spaceflight. It was also the first time,…

Powers resigns as SCC Security Patrol chief

Powers resigns as SCC Security Patrol chief

Tuesday marked the resignation of Robert Powers as chief of the Sun City Center Security Patrol. Powers, an Ohio native, has been chief of the Patrol for 14 months. Citing…

The Dec. 16 arrival of Chanukah is being marked by several nearby organizations of faith:

The Dec. 16 arrival of Chanukah is being marked by several nearby organizations of faith:

Chanukah comes to Beth Israel, Sun City Center Beth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, will be celebrating Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, at a special Shabbat evening…

Observations: Answering calls

Observations: Answering calls

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The woman who opens the bodega down the street each morning is too little to open the steel anti-theft shutters by herself. So she arrives at work…

Local country singer spreading his wings

Local country singer spreading his wings

By LISA STARK Contributing Writer Ruskin country singer Calvin Oatsvall is one of several local hopefuls who participated last month in auditions held Nov. 2 at the Tampa Convention Center…

Elmira’s offers invitation for a Chuff Chuff Christmas Celebration

Elmira’s offers invitation for a Chuff Chuff Christmas Celebration

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Tigers like Christmas, too. Well, okay, so they may not really know about Christmas, but they certainly like Christmas presents, as do all of the big cats…

Holiday party at Apollo Beach Community Park

Holiday party at Apollo Beach Community Park

The community is invited to attend the Holiday in the Park event at the Apollo Beach Community Park and Recreation Center on Friday, Dec. 12.  The festivities begin at 6…