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Observer Today June 20, 2017

Observer Today June 20, 2017

Good morning! If you are just waking up, it’s Tuesday. Imagine for a moment that you are an American, retired to Cambodia and you need something highly specific. I haven’t…

Observer Today June 19, 2017

Observer Today June 19, 2017

Good morning and happy Monday! What dreams may come? Most all of us have our dreams but often life gets in the way. In the end, it’s usually for the…

Observer Today June 16, 2017

Observer Today June 16, 2017

Good morning and happy Friday! Rain. Summer in Florida and rain, often in sheets of blinding torrential form, go hand in hand. According to Wikipedia: “Rain is liquid water in…

Goat farm enables couple to get away from it all

Goat farm enables couple to get away from it all

A city girl had no idea she’d fall in love with a country boy…and in love with the country life. By LOIS KINDLE When Lisa McCorkle met Jason Hast in…

Ruskin cobbler helps folks, one sole at a time

Ruskin cobbler helps folks, one sole at a time

By LOIS KINDLE It isn’t easy for 71-year-old John Naponick to find good shoes. That became especially difficult when the 6-foot-10-inch Cambodian resident injured his toe in January. A college…

FDOT to replace all 35 crape myrtle trees removed in road construction on U.S. 301

FDOT to replace all 35 crape myrtle trees removed in road construction on U.S. 301

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT For every one of the 35 mature crape myrtle trees recently removed along U.S. 301 to make way for a new turn lane, a new one…

Visitors turn out as Manatee Parks join World Oceans Day for first time

Visitors turn out as Manatee Parks join World Oceans Day for first time

An estimated 8 million tons of plastics are dumped into the world’s oceans each year. On June 3, both adults and children gathered in Manatee County to learn how to…

South Shore nonprofit offers seminar on first aid for mental health issues

South Shore nonprofit offers seminar on first aid for mental health issues

By LOIS KINDLE Physical and emotional pain can both lead to crisis, and knowing what to do, when to do it and who to call can be a matter of…

Riverview business builds on enhancing the growing trends in outdoor Florida lifestyle

Riverview business builds on enhancing the growing trends in outdoor Florida lifestyle

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Outdoor Impressions, a Riverview-based company that specializes in outdoor kitchens and furnishings, kicked off its summer season by joining the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. The…

Observer Today June 15, 2017

Observer Today June 15, 2017

Good morning! The seemingly frayed fabric of our nation was tested yesterday and…we passed, although not without bloodshed and terror. A 66-year-old mass of insanity, holding a rifle and a…