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You, me and business

You, me and business

Put up the Christmas decorations By DANA DITTMAR As my husband and I spend our sixth Christmas here in Sun City Center, I am finally in a position to put…

Kountry Kitchen lures locals

Kountry Kitchen lures locals

Kountry Kitchen lures locals with fresh, hearty home cooking By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net There’s something about comfort food that soothes the soul. Some would say it’s hard to find anyone…

Annual golf cart parade

Annual golf cart parade

Annual Holiday Golf Cart Parade a fun, festive event Hundreds of people lined the streets surrounding Community Hall Dec. 10 to share in an early bit of Christmas revelry. They were…

Harborside Lights, Holiday Market

Harborside Lights, Holiday Market

Shop by the beach at Harborside Lights & Holiday Market By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Jennifer McCafferty is bringing a holiday market to South Shore unlike any residents have ever seen…

Day by Day

Day by Day

From tragedy an artist finds talent, shares beauty A veteran who overcame the odds to become a uniquely talented artist holds his second exhibit, along with his wife, at the…

South Bay Hospital opens new patient tower

South Bay Hospital opens new patient tower

South Bay Hospital opens new patient tower By PHYLLIS HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com With the 30,900 square-foot new patient tower completed, South Bay Hospital management was delighted to show it off. There…

Pearl Harbor remembered

Pearl Harbor remembered

Three-quarters of a century, decades of remembrance By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net It was a beautiful Sunday morning in paradise. A Yeoman 2nd Class in the United States Navy was wearing…

County seeks opinion

County seeks opinion

Public opinion sought for parks, green spaces By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net Residents have been giving their thoughts and opinions to the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department staff…

Sounds of the Season

Sounds of the Season

“Sounds of the Season” brings music, festivity to downtown By ANDREA SHAY Saturday, Dec. 10, the “Sounds of the Season,” echoed on the streets on downtown Bradenton. This family-oriented event…

Marty’s Toy Drive

Marty’s Toy Drive

Marauders’ mascot will play Santa for 2nd annual Marty’s Toy Drive Dec. 17 By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net Even though baseball is in its off-season, Marty, the loveable mascot of…