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Winthrop Arts has ambitious plans to create new arts mecca

By KEVIN BRADY With dancers, balletic aerial gymnasts, music, food, interactive arts displays and a performance by homegrown Broadway singer Dan’yelle Williamson that brought the house down, one thing is…

Manatee RV Park shows true colors

Manatee RV Park shows true colors

By CHERE SIMMONS Patriotism is alive and well at Manatee RV Park in Ruskin. Upon entering the park’s recreation hall Jan. 27, it could have easily been mistaken for a…

Becoming the voice for a child

Becoming the voice for a child

By LISA STARK “I am for the Child” is the credo for the Hillsborough County Guardian ad Litem Program — and for Ronda O’Farrell of Sun City Center, it has…

Winners of the SCC Photo Club’s January competition

Winners of the SCC Photo Club’s January competition

Winners have been announced in the January competition of the Sun City Center Photo Club. Perfect scores were awarded by judge John Livernois. Jackie Hanson received a perfect score for…

Raising 7 young children, Our Lady’s Pantry keeps wolf from remarkable grandmother’s door

Raising 7 young children, Our Lady’s Pantry keeps wolf from remarkable grandmother’s door

This is the first in a series of articles on local South County area food pantries that benefit from the Have a Heart Caring Castle Food Drive, which runs through…

Obituaries: February 4, 2016

Helen Estelle James Helen Estelle James (Wilcutt) passed away at 9 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2016. Her survivors are: husband Edmund W.  “Dutch” James of Sun City Center, Fla.;  son…

Manatee Heritage Days 2016: Events offered throughout the month

Every Day: De Soto National Memorial’s Living History program at Camp Uzita reveals Spanish and Native American life in 16th century Florida. Daily programs from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM,…

Safe at Home IV: ‘Don’t tell Mo I proposed’

Safe at Home IV: ‘Don’t tell Mo I proposed’

By JIMMY CURTIS Fourth in a series “This is such a lovely area. I love it,” Joy said, as I drove her down Kings Boulevard, with its green manicured median…

Dr. King’s dream fulfilled by 120 third-graders at Corr Elementary

Dr. King’s dream fulfilled by 120 third-graders at Corr Elementary

By PENNY FLETCHER The 12 third-grade students sitting on stage at Corr Elementary School Jan. 22 had hair and skin of many different colors. The large room was filled with…

Food drive benefitting local pantries hoping for bumper year

Food drive benefitting local pantries hoping for bumper year

By KEVIN BRADY Organizers of the Have a Heart Caring Castle community-wide food drive, now in its third year benefitting local pantries, are hoping to exceed the 2015 total by…