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Palmetto Heritage Festival

Palmetto Heritage Festival

Palmetto Heritage Festival On Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Palmetto will celebrate its history at their Heritage Festival at Palmetto Historical Park & Manatee County Agricultural…

Obituaries for week of Feb. 28, 2019

Obituaries for week of Feb. 28, 2019

Robert V. Goetz Robert “Bob” V. Goetz, age 63, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2019, in the Melech Hospice House in Florida. He was born on December 8,…

State champs

State champs

State champs Ruskin Christian School JV girls beat Palm Grove 18-15 on Feb. 16 to win the Florida Christian Conference State Championship for the second consecutive year. Accepting the championship…

Lennard basketball ends with playoff loss

Lennard basketball ends with playoff loss

Coach hopes to continue winning ways next season behind CJ Peterson By STEVE JACKSON The Lennard Longhorns boys basketball season came to a screeching and disappointing conclusion Feb. 12 with…

We have a garbage problem

We have a garbage problem

Chamber News & Views I must admit I need help. Now wait, I need to rephrase that or the men in little white coats will be dispatched to the chamber.…

Letters to the Editor Feb. 21, 2019

Letters to the Editor Feb. 21, 2019

Haven of Hope says thank you Dear Editor, A big thank you to RB and the Gang and the great job they did for the Haven of Hope fundraiser dance.…

A slice of history

A slice of history

Ruskin Library opens exhibit on local church, pre-historic animals By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON Whether you like your history pre-historic or a bit more current, the Ruskin Branch Library has a…

Recycling the right way

Recycling the right way

If you recycle, there’s a right way to do it By LOIS KINDLE Hillsborough County’s curbside pickup of recyclable items in rolling blue carts began in Oct. 2013, and currently…

“Like Mardi Gras in Ruskin”

“Like Mardi Gras in Ruskin”

Firehouse Cultural Center to host Bourbon on the Bayou March 2 By LOIS KINDLE The Firehouse Cultural Center is set to host an event like no other the community has…

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC — Fraud Symposium

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC — Fraud Symposium

Consumer Protection and Fraud Symposium set for March 5 By PHYLLIS HODGES Everyday we read and hear about seniors being taken in by scams and fraud schemes. We are continually…