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It’s State Fair time

It’s State Fair time

Florida State Fair promotions celebrate veterans, seniors, nonprofits, more The 12 days of the 2017 Florida State Fair, Feb. 9 through 20, include giveaways, deals and promotions to celebrate all…

Remember when

Remember when

…women pioneered in what were considered men’s jobs? By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net I certainly remember it. While freelancing to women’s magazines in the late 1960s all through the ’70s, before…

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 2, 2017

Dear Editor, In response to last week’s letter to the editor regarding the nosy neighbor, I just have to say I am so confused as to what the complaint really…

SouthShore Chamber awards

SouthShore Chamber awards

SouthShore Chamber of Commerce awards best of the best By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Two-hundred-and-ten SouthShore Chamber members and guests turned out for a night of dining, fellowship and awards at…

Safe at Home

Safe at Home

Love, hope and purpose equals happiness By JIM CURTIS Jim.Curtis48@icloud.com Do you want to be happy? Then love someone. Look forward. Do something. That’s the advice of Gordon Livingston, M.D., author…

Emergency Squad needs volunteers

Emergency Squad needs volunteers

SCC Emergency Squad volunteer shortage puts ambulances ‘out of service’ By PHYLLIS HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Imagine your dismay if you call the Sun City Center Emergency Squad and are told, “Sorry,…

South Shore Symphony Orchestra brings out the ‘Classical Favorites’ By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The South Shore Symphony Orchestra, the highly acclaimed professional orchestra of musicians from throughout the Tampa Bay area,…

KP golf courses reopen

KP golf courses reopen

Closed golf courses, clubhouse now available to Kings Point residents By PHYLLIS HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com The 9,000 residents of Kings Point can now legally use the two closed golf courses —Falcon…

SCC man swims for kids

SCC man swims for kids

Sun City Center retiree hits the pool to raise funds for kids with Type 1 diabetes By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Since 2004, Don Smith and his wife, Connie, have raised…

Very few pirates in south county history

Very few pirates in south county history

In South Hillsborough, ancients and pioneers, but few pirates By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Hillsborough County is 1,266 square miles in size with more than 1.3 million residents. Within that large…