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Gibsonton movie theater opening delayed until fall 2016

Gibsonton movie theater opening delayed until fall 2016

By KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.net It will be a little while longer before the kernels are popping at a new movie theater on Gibsonton Road. The 80,000-square-foot, 14-screen Goodrich Quality Theaters…

‘Fish were well-fed’ but redfish tournament in Ruskin a big success

‘Fish were well-fed’ but redfish tournament in Ruskin a big success

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Although some of the anglers reported that “the fish were well-fed” — in other words, not biting, the Inshore Fishing Association Redfish Tour tournament held last…

Food, fun, and friends

Food, fun, and friends

Three brothers form family ties at Rivers Edge By LISA STARK lisa@observernews.net Three brothers. Three years.  Add a scenic river locale, dedicated staff, loyal customers,  great food, and popular entertainment,…

Go ahead, hug that tree. It’s good for you

Go ahead, hug that tree. It’s good for you

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Dody names some of her trees. She loves them all on the ranch she shares with her husband and each of her children has a tree…

In SCC: Golf cart registration begins Thursday

In SCC: Golf cart registration begins Thursday

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The Sun City Center Security Patrol will be holding its annual golf cart registration event this Thursday through Saturday at the Redeemer Lutheran Church at 701 Valley…

Observations: Judging not

Observations: Judging not

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN We appear to have become a judgmental lot. Well, sure, the whole Victorian era had a lot of strict rules and such but at least they were,…

You, me and business: Anniversary

By DANA DITTMAR, CEO, SCC Area Chamber of Commerce Can it really be that it’s been 14 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon? Somehow…

New South County farmer’s market to feature quality farm-fresh produce

New South County farmer’s market to feature quality farm-fresh produce

By KEVIN BRADY A new farmer’s market featuring fresh, healthy produce and homespun, handcrafted goods is coming to South County starting Oct. 1. The Balm Farmers Market will open Oct.…

Karaoke contest attracts Florida’s cream of the crop

Karaoke contest  attracts Florida’s cream of the crop

By LISA STARK In a spectacular grand finale event held Sunday, Aug. 27, at Uncle Mike’s Smokehouse in Plant City, the 2015 Karaoke World Championships showcased Florida’s talented “cream of…

Third Annual Hurricane EXPO packed the house

Third Annual Hurricane EXPO packed the house

Recently, JSA Medical Group, 787 Cortaro Drive in Sun City Center, hosted its third annual Hurricane EXPO. The opening welcome and emergency medical supplies information was provided by Jahayra Flores…