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We can’t do it without you!

We can’t do it without you!

Chamber News & Views I didn’t see it coming. I figured August is late in the summer. So, vacations are over, right? That would be incorrect. Our volunteers are making…

Obituaries for week of Aug. 15, 2019

Obituaries for week of Aug. 15, 2019

K. David Burkey K. David Burkey, age 63, from Gibsonton, Florida, born in Canton, Ohio, passed away on July 30, 2019. Gone too soon, he’s now an Angel. Preceded in…

‘My dog ate my homework’

‘My dog ate my homework’

Chamber News & Views We make excuses every day, trying to explain away a multitude of sins: Why you were late for work; Why you didn’t show up at Big…

New dance studio opens

New dance studio opens

New dance studio offers opportunity to learn/polish skills By PHYLLIS HODGES All the health experts agree that dancing is good for you — both mentally and physically — but opportunities…

Human trafficking, shooting threat arrests made

Human trafficking, shooting threat arrests made

Human trafficking arrest at Ruskin/SCC hotel By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON A two-and-a-half month investigation has led to the July 30 arrest of an alleged pimp for human trafficking in the…

Free school breakfast for all students

Free school breakfast for all students

Free school breakfast for all students District issues free and reduced price lunch guidelines By STEPHEN JACKSON Public schools in Hillsborough County open Aug. 12. There is absolutely no reason…

Local man helps restore original Air Force One

Local man helps restore original Air Force One

Local businessman part of team helping to restore original Air Force One By CARL MARIO NUDI Manatee County entrepreneur Bo Mortensen recently was honored to serve on a special team…

New site proposed for ferry

New site proposed for ferry

Proposed ferry supporters buoyed by latest Mosaic offer Big Bend site faces vote on east terminal for proposed ferry By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON A surprise, last-minute offer for a terminal…

Chamber considers selling building

Chamber considers selling building

Sun City Center Area Chamber officials to consider sale of building, possible relocation By LOIS KINDLE The first responsibility of any board is to lay out a strategic plan for…

Bell Creek Preserve

Bell Creek Preserve

Bell Creek Preserve provides natural fun for hikers, birders By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Even on these sweltering days of Florida summer, local families often find their way to Bell Creek…