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Letters to the Editor: February 9, 2017

Dear Editor, I just wanted to let you know the impact of the article about our need for more volunteers. Phyllis Hodges did an excellent job describing how our shortage…

Bugs will scat …

Bugs will scat …

Alley Cat Pest Control celebrates decade in business By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net On Feb. 7, 2007, Cliff and Lisa Kennedy opened a full-service pest control company on U.S. 301 in Riverview.…

Meals of Hope

Meals of Hope

Rotarians seek volunteer help for annual Meals of Hope event By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net One of the largest charitable efforts in southern Hillsborough County is set to take place Feb.…

Caloosa Golf Club

Caloosa Golf Club

At Caloosa, a special place that is more than golf By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net It was a perfect January morning in paradise — not hot, not too cool. You walk…

“The Talk”

“The Talk”

Being Mortal Awareness Campaign changing minds about ‘the talk’ By PHYLLIS HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Yes, discussing end-of-life care preferences is difficult; most people don’t even like to think about it.  But…

River Regatta Breaks Records

River Regatta Breaks Records

3rd annual Bradenton Area River Regatta Breaks Records By ANDREA SHAY Last weekend brought with it one of Manatee County’s largest events — the Bradenton Area River Regatta — where…

Gedeon stays at The Language House

Gedeon stays at The Language House

Palmetto resident Alan Gedeon retires, stays involved at The Language House By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net One of the first projects Alan Gedeon worked on when he started with the…

Ellenton Bikefest

Ellenton Bikefest

Annual Riders on the River event raises money for local charities By ANDREA SHAY Despite gray skies and cold winds, Woody’s River Roo held its 4th annual Riders on the…

Parrish Chili Cook-off and Heritage Festival

Parrish Chili Cook-off and Heritage Festival

Sixth annual Parrish Chili Cook-off, Heritage Day Parade The Parrish Civic Association and Parrish Foundation will host its 6th annual Chili Cook-Off and Heritage Day Parade/Festival on Saturday, March 4, at…

New annex office in Ellenton

New annex office in Ellenton

Manatee County Building Department opens Ellenton annex office By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net When contractors needed to get building permits in Manatee County they would have to drive to downtown…