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Watercolor exhibit at ArtCenter Manatee

Watercolor exhibit at ArtCenter Manatee

ArtCenter Manatee to host prestigious American Watercolor Society exhibition By CARL MARIO NUDI Living up to its reputation of being the premier center for visual arts in Manatee County, ArtCenter…

SCC Emergency Squad gift will buy 2 new ambulances

SCC Emergency Squad gift will buy 2 new ambulances

Swain bequest of $255,000 pays for two ambulances By PHYLLIS HODGES The Sun City Center Emergency Squad pays its bills solely from donations, so Chief Financial Officer Marty Gifford processes a…

Public schools graduation rate up; lead in water update

Public schools graduation rate up; lead in water update

Public schools reopen Jan. 8 County schools set graduation rate record as Spoto makes biggest jump By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON The Christmas and New Year holiday break is over for…

The dogs no one wanted

The dogs no one wanted

Rescue brings ‘new life’ to needy dogs By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Kris Prossen has a tough side hustle, one she conjured up herself three years ago out of need. She…

Meet Bill Andrew

Meet Bill Andrew

Riverview’s new honorary Mayor Bill Andrew Each year the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) oversees the election of a new honorary mayor. Thankfully, this does not require any pencil-filled…

Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment

Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment

Loose Ends  Anyone who knows me is aware of my passion for all things canine. I can’t even imagine a home without a dog or two or three. My spouse…

Hospital tip: Don’t tell the staff you ‘Googled’ your symptoms

Hospital tip: Don’t tell the staff you ‘Googled’ your symptoms

Chamber News & Views I want to say my holidays were terrific. But that would be a lie. I spent most of the holiday season in and out of hospitals. Not…

Obituaries for the week of Jan. 3, 2019

Obituaries for the week of Jan. 3, 2019

Joan McGee Ambrose Joan McGee Ambrose, Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Orange, Conn., passed away on Dec. 25, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband William and sister Constance…