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At Wimauma Elementary, Santa’s sleigh was an 18-wheeler from Amazon

At Wimauma Elementary, Santa’s sleigh was an 18-wheeler from Amazon

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Wimauma Elementary School Principal Ismael Lebron-Bravo expressed his surprise and gratitude when he spoke of the call he received from Amazon just before the Thanksgiving break: His…

Community mourns tragic loss of a compassionate ‘doer’

Community mourns tragic loss of a compassionate ‘doer’

Chris Scigliano lost his life while directing traffic during a fundraiser he organized for an HCSO deputy. By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Chris Scigliano left behind a legacy of charity, love…

HCC SouthShore campus has new leader, starting in January

HCC SouthShore campus has new leader, starting in January

By LOIS KINDLE Come Jan. 2, Dr. Jennifer China will become president of Hillsborough Community College SouthShore. The nine-year-old campus has played a pivotal role in the community’s growth, and…

South Shore broker is huge player in real estate market

South Shore broker is huge player in real estate market

By LOIS KINDLE Apollo Beach resident Craig Beggins has spent virtually all his adult life in the real estate business. So it’s no surprise to anyone who knows him that…

Christmas shopping on the beach: The outdoor market at Coquina Beach

Christmas shopping on the beach: The outdoor market at Coquina Beach

By CARL MARIO NUDI The holidays are coming up fast, and the tradition of exchanging gifts comes with it. Northerners have to slog through mushy, melted snow and bundle up…

SCC Community Association elects four directors

SCC Community Association elects four directors

BY PHYLLIS HODGES The Sun City Center Community Association Articles of Incorporation reads that it will operate “…by maximum use of volunteer, uncompensated services from the residents”—and for 57 years…

South Shore Toys for Tots a huge success

South Shore Toys for Tots a huge success

  By LOIS KINDLE South Shore residents came through again this year for the annual Marines Toys for Tots drive. More than $10,500 in cash, 100 boxes of toys and…

Chamber View: Plan now for a brighter business future

Chamber View: Plan now for a brighter business future

By TANYA DORAN Executive Director, Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Recently, I met a professor who teaches a variety of business courses at a local college. “What is the greatest…

Obituaries December 14, 2017

Eugene W. Timko Eugene Walter Timko, age 89, of Sun City Center, Florida died on December 3, 2017. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Timko; daughter Olivia…

Three teams in training for Winter Olympics at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

Three teams in training for Winter Olympics at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

Complex has gained a reputation as a world-class facility for hopeful Winter Olympians By CARL MARIO NUDI Over the years, world-class athletes have been coming to Manatee County to train…

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