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Tiny homes; big dreams

Tiny homes; big dreams

September 28, 2017 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN There is no incongruity in saying that tiny homes are big these days. They have their own television shows. Increasingly, particularly for younger adults,…

Raise a stein, dance a polka at Old Castle Restaurant’s Oktoberfest celebration

Raise a stein, dance a polka at Old Castle Restaurant’s Oktoberfest celebration

September 28, 2017 By LOIS KINDLE If you’re into German food, German brew and German music, circle Oct. 6 to 8 on your calendar of things to do. That’s when…

Kraftologee: Craft brew and kids’ creative lab make for a new experience serving all ages

Kraftologee: Craft brew and kids’ creative lab make for a new experience serving all ages

September 28, 2017 By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Combine a coffee house, a craft brew house and kids’ creativity lab and you have one of Riverview’s latest family fun stops –…

World Rowing Championships kick off on a high note

World Rowing Championships kick off on a high note

September 28, 2017 By CARL MARIO NUDI Workers were putting the finishing touches to the facilities at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota last Saturday morning as they rushed to be…

Sarasota – Bradenton welcomes the world

Sarasota – Bradenton welcomes the world

MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS For the first time in 23 years, the World Rowing Championships are being held in the United States. On Saturday, Sarasota welcomed the world with the opening…

Shake Station draws diners south

Shake Station draws diners south

September 28, 2017 By PHYLLIS HODGES The Shake Station, a popular, 50s-themed restaurant that opened in Ellenton in 2015, has a host of fans north of the Manatee County line. …

UPDATED: FEMA adds dates next week to help Manatee County residents register for damage assistance

UPDATED: FEMA adds dates next week to help Manatee County residents register for damage assistance

Please see correct dates below. MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Sept. 267, 2017) – FEMA representatives will be available on additional days next week to meet with Manatee County residents looking for damage…

Obituaries September 28, 2017

Jack E. Kehl, Sr. Jack Edward Kehl, Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Sun City Center, Florida. Jack was born to Raymond…

Teams forming now for South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Teams forming now for South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s

By LOIS KINDLE Participating in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s could ultimately save many lives, perhaps even your own. According to Alzheimer’s Association statistics, more than 5 million Americans…

Irma brings power woes for seniors, residents across region

Irma brings power woes for seniors, residents across region

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Most of Hillsborough County joined two-thirds of the state of Florida sweating it out with no power when Hurricane Irma cast her fury on Florida’s West…

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