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Riverview VFW Post 8108: River Rats — The meaning behind the name

Riverview VFW Post 8108: River Rats — The meaning behind the name

By LISA STARK When you hear the term “River Rats,” what comes to your mind? That was the question posed by members of the Riverview VFW Post 8108 at their…

School buses begin their return to county parks

School buses begin their return to county parks

By PENNY FLETCHER   Children and youth from Hillsborough County schools can once again take advantage of the after-school and summer programs provided by the parks department. The Department of…

South Shore Symphony Orchestra launches spring season

South Shore Symphony Orchestra launches spring season

By LISA STARK The South Shore Symphony Orchestra presented their  “Love is in the Air” Concert on  Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Sun City Center United Community Church, kicking off…

Threading the eye of a storm needle

Threading the eye of a storm needle

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN While I slept fitfully, yet warm and comfortable, through North Carolina, five people lost their lives on that state’s highways. It was the beginning of an epic…

Joint effort feeds hungry students for “Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service”

Joint effort feeds hungry students for “Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service”

By PENNY FLETCHER “Backpacks on a Mission” is a year-round project, but Jan. 16 it was all about a $5,000 grant from the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.…

Local resident swims for diabetic kids

Local resident swims for diabetic kids

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Don Smith will turn 67. And, as in the past, he plans to celebrate by swimming 300 continuous lengths to raise funds for children who have…

Obituaries: January 28, 2016

Jennie Mary Citrano Jennie Mary Citrano,  98, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away January 19, 2016. She was born in Chicago, Ill., on June 30, 1917, and was the…

The Real Steel Riders of Wimauma: Globe of Death: A circus family’s tradition

The Real Steel Riders of Wimauma: Globe of Death: A circus family’s tradition

By LISA STARK In a breathtaking, gravity-defying motorcycle performance, the Curtis family of daredevils (The Real Steel Riders) showed what they were made of at the 2016 annual Gibtown Bike…

Sun City Center performers “show off” to fill South County food pantries

Sun City Center performers “show off” to fill South County food pantries

By PENNY FLETCHER Those who lived along the Little Manatee River 20 years ago may still remember when the old “Cabaret” was demolished. In the years prior to that, anyone…

Living with Alzheimer’s: A program for people with dementia

Living with Alzheimer’s: A program for people with dementia

  The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions: What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where…