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April 8, 2010
THE OBSERVER NEWS
EOwww ... .
Penny Fletcher photo
Three out of four children of the late Melvin and Sharon Lewis
sit near their parents' graves at Ruskin Memorial Park after the
second accident to damage their hard work on the gravesite.
From left are Becky Edmonds, Melvin Lewis Jr., and Julie Jones.
A fourth sibling, Brenda Brewer, lives in Tennessee.
Easter week accident damages
family's grave sites again
U By MELODY JAMESON
BALM A new force main sew-
er line here is promising improved
infrastructure maintenance but
also is prompting concern about
potential long term effects.
Hillsborough County is to be-
gin installation of a wastewater
transmission line along C.R. 672
in forthcoming weeks, connect-
ing with line currently in place
along the Balm-Riverview Road
and along U.S. 301. The link-up
project, when complete, will allow
transmission of sewage either to
the South County treatment plant
near 1-75 or to the Valrico treat-
ment facility, thereby permitting
repair or maintenance work on
the plant temporarily taken out of
service, according to county engi-
But, the project also will extend
into a rural area the kind of service
usually confined to the urban ser-
vices areas established to accom-
modate eventual development. It
is a fact that alarms some Balm
residents disinterested in connect-
See SEWER, page 23
Bay Area Idols:
Becker and Gardner live
Mitch Traphagen Photo
Roy Gardner (left) and Joe Becker, both of Kings Point, were se-
lected to perform in the finals of the Bright House Networks 2010
Senior Idol competition. Twelve contestants from the Tampa Bay
area will vie for the title and a $1,000 cash prize. The program will
air beginning April 7 on Bright House channel 340. Voting will take
place online at www.brighthouse.com from April 7-21.
EBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN
KINGS POINT Roy Gard-
ner and Joe Becker have the stuff
American idols are made of. Both
men, residents of Kings Point,
were selected to perform for the
Bright House Senior Idol competi-
tion at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clear-
water on April 1. The winner will
take home $1,000 and all will go
home with a terrific acknowledge-
ment of talent. The competition
is high level. The viewing public
- that means you is the judge
with voting to begin on April 7.
"We went through two levels
with contestants from four coun-
ties," Becker said. "This is the fi-
According to Bright House,
twelve talented acts were chosen
as the top 55+ years young tal-
ent in their respective communi-
ties at the 2010 Bright Stars Se-
nior Talent Shows. These twelve
acts competed in the finals of the
Bright Stars Senior Idol Show
on April 1. The Senior Idol show
See BAY AREA IDOL, page 13
* By PENNY FLETCHER
RUSKIN Three years ago
Julie Jones and her daughter
were taking flowers to her par-
ents graves on Easter Day when
a truck slammed across the en-
tranceway to the Ruskin Memo-
rial Park costing Julie's brother
Melvin Lewis more than $2,200
The graves of Melvin Lewis
Sr. and his wife Sharon lie just
inside the main gate of the me-
morial park at the corner of First
Street S.W. and Manatee Drive.
That time, the family accepted
the apology of William Sulli-
van Sr. as payment, after he told
them he was suffering from the
grief of his mother's recent death
and seeking a place to bury her
when he lost control of his pick-
But now, another Easter week
has brought damage to the Lewis
Holy Saturday, the day before
Easter in the Christian calendar,
three of the four siblings, Mel-
vin Lewis Jr., Becky Edmonds,
and Julie Jones gathered at the
gravesite to examine the dam-
It was a beautiful day, and
many people were driving in
and out of the cemetery placing
flowers on loved one's graves.
The grounds were mowed and
the graves well-kept. A drive
through the park attested to fam-
ilies that continue to care for the
sites where the bodies of their
loved ones rest.
But the children of Sharon
Lewis, who died Feb. 8, 2004
and Melvin Lewis Sr., whose
death occurred Jan. 8, 2008 did
not find peace visiting their par-
Instead they had to deal with
piles of rubble again.
"Dad was still alive when it
happened the first time but both
headstones were put up when
See CEMETERY, page 16
Rebranding repeats name prominent in retiree living
A newcomer in the local neighborhood of retirement communities,
Southshore Falls is being rebranded with the Del Webb name, one of
the most prominent in residential development for active adults. The
community on the west side of U.S. 41 between Apollo Beach and Mira
Bay is among some 60 in the United States under the umbrella of nation-
al level builder-developer Pulte Homes. Pulte also owns the Del Webb
name. The late developer who pioneered the concept of age-restricted
residential communities featuring wide ranges of recreational features
to engage the retiree physically and mentally initiated both Sun City
Center and its sunbelt forerunner, Sun City, Arizona. Melody Jameson photo
* By MELODY JAMESON
APOLLO BEACH What's in a
A lot especially when it's Del
Webb, one of the nation's most
familiar in active adult residential
For nearly a half century in South
Hillsborough, the name frequently
considered synonymous with re-
tiree housing and hospitality has
been associated exclusively with
Sun City Center, the 20,000-resi-
dent community now straddling
S.R. 674 between the 100-year-old
Wimauma and Ruskin, rising from
cattle ranching land when the state
road was a barely-paved two-lane
Although, over the years, SCC
has been the stomping grounds
of a number of developers, none
have been recalled with the same
sentiment as its late founder and
See DEL WEBB, page 22
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A fundamental change
with an odd name
* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
It's not possible to observe the
Web without something upon
which to do the observing. The Web
doesn't really exist in the physical
sense. All of those hundreds of mil-
lions of Web sites, the family pho-
tos, the press releases, the annoying
pop-up advertisements, the cool and
the profane are merely just bits and
bytes of magnetic impulses sitting
on computers around the world.
Except for your personal computer,
there is nothing to see or touch on
the Web (David Letterman licking
his Apple iPad on air last week not-
There are a lot of things out there
for email and Web browsing -
from desktops and laptops to net-
books to smart cellphones. In that
strict sense, the iPad adds nothing
new. The point of the 1.5 pound
tablet is not what it does but rather
how it does it. The presentation is
stunning and the interface requires
little in the way of a learning curve.
Loading the New York Times appli-
cation you'll get what appears to be
a traditional newspaper. In fact the
USA Today application even has the
jagged edge of regular newsprint. In
either application, just touch a story
to read it. There are bright, crisp
photographs and even advertise-
ments just as you would expect
from a printed newspaper. In real-
ity, it is better than newsprint. The
photos are clear and sharp in ways
far beyond the capabilities of print.
And, of course, there is no way to
incorporate video into a print story
- but there is on the iPad.
With a light touch of the finger, the
iPad changes from a newspaper into
a book. You can choose the book
you want from a bookstore that had
60,000 volumes on the very first
day in business. Again, the color
and presentation is stunning. Hold
the iPad upright and you get a single
page of bright, crisp text. Hold it
horizontally and you see two pages
-just as if you were holding a real
book. All it takes to turn the page is
a quick swipe of the finger on the
screen. It is a hefty competitor for
other popular e-readers such as the
Amazon Kindle and the Barnes &
Noble Nook. The much lighter Kin-
dle wins out in some respects the
two-week battery life alone (versus
a still-impressive 10 hours on the
iPad), along with the easy-on-the-
eyes e-ink technology make it com-
pelling. But the iPad beats both the
Kindle and the Nook hands down on
presentation. The wooden bookshelf
showing the full-color book covers
and the easy to turn pages all make
technology feel natural. On the iPad,
books appear as books should.
The iPad was released less than a
week ago already there are more
than a thousand applications spe-
cifically tailored for the large 9.7
inch screen. From newspapers to
television shows to cooking (please
forgive the cliche), yes, there is an
app for that.
In the end, the iPad, or, perhaps,
something like it from another com-
pany, will fundamentally change not
only the Web but also how we as a
society receive information. That
change has already begun as com-
panies large and small have started
adapting their websites to the newer
technology required by the iPad
and Apple's other highly successful
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New summer hours for
St. Vincent de Paul
The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, at 1311 3rd Street, Ruskin has
new summer hours going into effect on April 19. The Thrift Store will
be closed on Mondays. Tuesday will become the traditional Senior Dis-
count Day with many items such as clothing, accessories, knick-knacks,
housewares, art, and certain furniture deeply discounted by as much as
50% off. Summer hours will be: Tuesday-Friday, 9am to 4:30pm; and
Saturday, 9am to 3:30pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
The interior of the store has been rearranged for better visibility, the
shelves are stocked, and the exterior has been given a total face lift. If
you haven't visited the store lately, you are in for a great shopping ex-
perience and plenty of bargains as prices are always reasonable even
without any of the discounts. The Thrift Store may be the only such store
in the area that regularly reduces prices to offer more value to the com-
munity. Rediscover one of Ruskin's best kept secrets!
If you have serviceable items to donate, they are always welcome.
Call the Thrift Store at (813) 645-5255 to arrange for pick-ups of large
items. If you want to drop them off and browse around, remember, the
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store is located one block East of Hwy 41, on
3rd Street, behind the new St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg.
See you there for a enjoyable, money saving experience.
Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic
Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic, the area's largest all-specialty ophthal-
mology practice, announced today that Latisse is now being offered in
their Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota offices to patients who want longer,
LATISSE solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis
used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Eye-
lash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough
eyelashes. Patients experience measurable growth in 12-16 weeks with
nightly application. Latisse is the only FDA-approved treatment for
Three of the board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologists
at Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic will be treating patients with Latisse:
Pooja Khator, M.D.; Robert Sambursky, M.D.; and Eric Berman, M.D.
Democratic Club to
Plan to attend the East Hillsbor-
ough County Democratic Club's
May meeting on Tuesday, May 11,
from 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. at Gior-
dano's Restaurant, 11310 Cause-
way Blvd., Brandon.
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Movin' on up to a bigger space
Meeting new people and mak-
ing friends was always the best
part of being involved with sports
and competitions. Now that T-N-
T Academy of Judo has moved
to a bigger facility there is more
room to welcome more friends!
A martial arts workout floor at
almost twice the size as the previ-
ous school allows for world Class
workouts for Judo, Muay Thai and
Sambo practitioners. A dedicated
dance floor in the new facility of-
fers the young dancers a chance
to twirl and tap their nights away
in their very own space. Aerobics
classes on Monday and Wednesday
evenings now can take place while
martial arts class is happening on
the other floor. T-N-T offers Eve-
ning classes, After School classes,
Summer Camps, and Clinics.
To celebrate the new move and
bigger facility T-N-T Academy
will hold a Grand Re-Opening on
Saturday, April 17 at 3 pm. The
public is invited. The event will be
taking place following a Competi-
tive Judo Strategy Clinic taught
by Shinjiro Sasaki, a Judo prac-
titioner with numerous Japanese
and world competition placements
at the Kodokan Cup, Syria Int'l
Tournament, World Cup Poland,
Celebrate National F
Take a moment to think about
this serious question. Who will
speak for you if you suffer a
critical medical issue and can't
speak for yourself? What type of
medical care do you want or
April 16 is National Health-
care Decisions Day a day set
aside to remind area residents
New York Open and Pacific Int'l with ground control and submis-
tournaments. sions, including arm locks, chokes
For more information, call them and pins. The American College
at (813) 443-5569. Judo is an of Sports Medicine calls Judo "the
Olympic sport that combines take- safest contact sport for children
downs and throwing techniques under the age of 13."
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Take a few minutes to fill out the
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visit the LifePath Hospice web
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Tampa Bay boaters: Be on lookout for manatees
The Tampa Bay Estuary Pro- warm, and large groups of hungry HILLSBOR(
gram's Manatee Awareness Coali- manatees are expected to venture A slow spe
tion urges boaters to use special out into the flats over the next few from April 1
care over the next several weeks weeks. Tampa Bay, n
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feed. are typically at risk of being struck is in effect soi
This winter has been especially
hard on manatees throughout
Florida, and Tampa Bay is no
exception. Already, 431 manatees
have died this year as a result of
cold-related illness and stress, at
least 13 of those in Tampa Bay.
The prolonged cold this winter
has prevented manatees in Tampa
Bay from leaving the warm waters
of the outfall canal at TECO's Big
Bend power plant to feed regularly
in the seagrass flats. Manatees can-
not tolerate extended exposure to
waters colder than about 680 and
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that threshold since January. Water
temperatures in the bay are still
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in shallow waters, they are now
likely to be vulnerable even when
resting or milling in deeper waters
due to their weakened condition.
Members of the Manatee Aware-
ness Coalition, an alliance of sci-
entists, bay managers, and boating
interest groups, are asking boaters
to use extra caution when boating
in the bay. Boaters should obey all
speed zones, wear polarized glass-
es to cut glare, and look for snouts
or tail swirls that indicate the pres-
ence of manatees.
Manatee protection zones in
place during this time:
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ed zone is in effect
-Nov. 15 in Old
lorth of the Court-
Causeway, from the
y Creek eastward to
The marked channel
nd slow speed zone
uth of the Courtney
Campbell Causeway near Rocky
Point from the shore out to the
6-foot depth south all the way
to Old Port Tampa south of the
Gandy Bridge. Marked channels
into Culbreath Isles allow speeds
of 25 mph.
SA year-round slow speed zone is
in effect from the shore to the 6-foot
depth from the mouth of the Alafia
River south to the Manatee County
line, except for a seasonal (Nov.
15-March 31) marked channel into
Apollo Beach and marked channels
into Bahia Beach and into the Cock-
roach Bay boat ramp which allow
year-round on-plane speeds.
The best equipped boats have sticker
The best equipped recreational boats on the water today are the ones
that display a current Vessel Safety Check decal. Posted on the port side,
this decal describes a boat owner who is committed to the safety of his
guests, the safety of others and the safety of his boat as well.
By passing the Vessel Safety Check, the
boat owner is assured that everything one
might need, in case of emergency or diffi-
culty, is available. The no-obligation safe-
ty check enables the boat owner a chance
to review their safety equipment inventory 2010
and ensures that they comply with all Fed-
eral and State requirements for on-water
With some high profile, but tragic, inci-
dents in the news this year law enforcement will be stepping up their
vessel boarding to ensure that recreational boaters comply with safety
Boats displaying a current VSC decal should be less interesting to law
enforcement since the boater has visibly complied with all boating safety
Flotilla 75 (Ruskin) conducts Vessel Safety Checks at Simmons Park
virtually every weekend morning and at Williams Park on the second
and fourth Saturday of each month. The Vessel Safety Check from the
Coast Guard Auxiliary is free and takes only about fifteen minutes. To
arrange a VSC at your dock, or for multiple vessels, contact Walt Wagner
Take pride in being a safe boater. Take pride, and confidence, in your
2010 VSC decal.
Calling all poets
The Brandon Poets and Artists
Guild invites all poets to join them
the second Friday of each month at
7:30 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in
Brandon. It is a chance for poets to
read their verses to a non-critical
and receptive group, in a cozy, safe
The next meeting held at 7:30
p.m. on Friday, April 9 is the annu-
al Barnes & Noble annual poetry
contest, which is open to all poets.
You will have two (2) minutes to
read or recite your original poem
before a panel of judges. Barnes
& Noble has lovely gift baskets to
present as prizes to the winners.
Poets range from 'tweens to no-
nagenarians and everyone is wel-
come. Carpools are available from
Sun City Center, Apollo Beach
For more information, call Sue
Morris at 689-1085.
The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at
1212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin (813) 645-5919
Friday, April 9
Saturday, April 10
Friday, April 16 7-11 p.m
Saturday, April 17 7-11 p.m
Friday, April 23 7-11 p.m
Saturday, April 24 5-7 p.m.
Friday, April 30 7-11 p.m
Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m.
Every Thursday 5-7 p.m.
Every Friday 5-7 p.m.
Every Saturday night
Every Sunday Noon to 3 p.m.
All events are open to qualified
Moose members and guest.
7-11 p.m. Taylor and Taylor
5-7 p.m. Benefit for C.A.R.E.
7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim
i. Calvin O
i. Karaoke by Kim
i. Karaoke by Kim
Chicken Marsala Dinner
Prom with music by
Nickel and Dime
n. Charlie Burns
Spaghetti Dinners, followed by
Wings (the best I've every had)
(beer batter, fried or baked)
Karaoke by Kim
Ruskin Senior Center spices things up
What: Ruskin Senior Center
offers free programs and speakers
When: The month of April
Where: Ruskin Senior Center,
901 6th Street S.E. in Ruskin.
The Ruskin Senior Center will
be offering new programs and
speakers for the community start-
Line Dance Classes
9:30 a.m. Beginners
10:15 a.m. -- Intermediate
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Every Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Every Tuesday, 1 p.m.
APRIL SPEAKERS SERIES
Friday, April 9, 1 p.m.
Legal Documents for the Elderly
by Slave V. Dukes, Esq., Stetson
Wednesday,April 14,12:30 p.m.
Be Medication Smart by Samantha
Hagler, Health and Wellness Coor-
dinator, West Central Florida Area
Agency on Aging, Inc.
Thursday, April 15, 1 p.m.
Creative Storytelling by Librarian
Tuesday, April 20, 12:30 p.m.
at E.G. Simmons Park The Envi-
ronment and Snakes by Ranger
Jason Chilson, Hillsborough
County Park and Recreation
Wednesday, April 21, 1 p.m.
Recycling by Katie Brown, Hills-
borough County Solid Waste Man-
Friday, April 30, 11:30 a.m.
Nutrition Education by Viviana
Join for these free and informative topics relative to senior living. For
more information, call Ruskin Senior Center at (813) 672-1106.
unts i Women of the
COunt US in! Moose hold
benefit for C.A.R.E.
The Ruskin Women of the
Moose will be having a benefit for
SC.A.R.E. (a non-profit organiza-
tion for abandoned and abused an-
S imals, non-kill) on Saturday, April
Y 10. They will be taking donations
needed for the C.A.R.E. shelter
of dog biscuits, rawhide bones,
Need help with scoopable cat litter, cat treats,
bleach, dish detergent, Lysol, and
the census form? paper towels.
A census representative will A meatloaf dinner will be served
be at Ruskin VFW, 5120 U.S. from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by
41 N. Ruskin, from 11 a.m. to Karaoke by Kim Mullins, and a
2 p.m. Monday through Fri- cake walk.
day through April 19 to assist Mosey on down to the Ruskin
anyone that needs help filling Moose Lodge #813 to help a good
out their census forms in any cause and share in the fun.
language. The event is open to qualified
members and guest.
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by William Hodges
It would be Pollyannaish of me
to try and tell you that there are
no difficult people in this world,
but I do believe too many books
have been written about the art
of dealing with them. There is no
question that I believe the study
of human nature is important for
anyone who must deal with the
public. However, we prejudice
our research and the conclusions
we reach when we start out with
the premise that we are learning
how to deal with "difficult" peo-
ple. Other people, for the most
part, are no more difficult than we
are ourselves; they are just differ-
Instead of labeling others as dif-
ficult and setting up a barrier, why
not try to understand where they
are coming from and make allow-
ances for their differences. Here
are some of the ways to work with
those people with whom you feel
1. Be like a duck-let some
things slide. Just as a duck sheds
water without getting wet, you
can do the same thing with dis-
agreeable comments. Don't rise
to the bait. Let the comment go
unchallenged. Many conflicts can
be avoided when we just refuse to
Difficult people ???
2. Be patient. Timing is
everything. In dealing with oth-
ers, we may have to bide our time
until we have an appropriate op-
portunity to press our case. In any
conversation, be sure that you
have the other party's full atten-
tion and that competing distrac-
tions are not going to be an ag-
3. Look for common
ground. When we find someone
who is pulling against us or at
least appears to be doing so, most
of us will concentrate on our dif-
ferences rather than our similari-
ties. When faced with that type
of situation, look for things on
which you can both agree. You
may find that your goal is the
same; only the methods you are
using to achieve it are different.
In any case, by focusing on areas
of agreement, you will improve
the working atmosphere.
4. They can't be doing ev-
erything wrong. When we are in
a conflict with others, we tend to
defensively think of everything
they do and say as wrong. Do
not hesitate to compliment others
when they do something right.
There is nothing more chal-
lenging than dealing with other
human beings. The more cow-
ardly among us do less danger-
ous and more solitary things like
climbing mountains, sky diving
and bull fighting. However, the
rewards are great for those who
learn to deal successfully with
others. John D. Rockefeller, the
American industrialist and phi-
lanthropist, said, "The ability to
deal with people is as purchasable
a commodity as sugar or coffee.
And I pay more for that ability
than for any other under the sun."
It seems that our challenge is not
how to deal with so-called diffi-
cult people, but rather simply to
learn how to keep them from be-
coming difficult in the first place.
If we can do that, we always will
be in demand.
Hodges is a nationally recog-
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International, PO. Box 89033,
Tampa, FL 33689-0400. Phone
813-641-0816. Web site: http://
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Library offers art classes for the
Laurie Burhop, the new Coordinator for the John Crawford Art Educa-
tion Studio, has announced the following programs for this spring and
summer. The Crawford Studio is located in the SouthShore Regional
Library on Beth Shields Way intersecting with 19th Ave. in Ruskin. The
Friends of the SouthShore Library sponsor these classes and all materials
are provided free of charge. Register for the classes at the Library's In-
formation Desk or by calling 273-3652. This is your chance to schedule
your calendar according to your favorite art activities since five months
of lessons are listed.
4/13, 4/19, 4/26 from 6:00-8:00pm Teen Photoshop Elements Art
4/7 from 5:15-6:30pm, Middle School Art Club
4/12 at 5:00pm, Teen Open House; sculpture building out of library books
4/20 from 6:30-8:00pm, Adult Beginning Drawing
4/23 from 10:30-11:15am, "Wee Artists" Create an art project relating
to author Eric Carl
4/24 from 10:30-12:00pm, Teens create art from the country of Ja-
4/29 from 9:00-12:00pm, "Plein Aire" Adult Painting class at E.G.
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5/6 from 6:30-8:00pm, Opening Gallery Reception with artists Mi-
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5/8 from 10:30-12:00pm, "Creative Artists" create a project celebrat-
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5/12 from 5:00-8:00pm, Adult Watercolor Pencil Class
5/15 from 10:30-11:30am, "Wee Artists" Explore in Art
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5/26 from 6:30-8:00pm, Adult Pen and Ink Drawing Class
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Strawberry pickers contributed $6100 to
Redlands Christian Migrant Association
People who arrived to pick free
strawberries last Saturday contrib-
uted more than $6,100 to Redlands
Christian Migrant Association, a
non-profit provider of child care to
the rural poor.
RCMA plans to use the money
to help more than 200 of its Plant
City-area families who lost wages
they had planned to earn picking
"We had an impromptu fund-
riser," said Kathy Vega, RCMA's
coordinator in that area. "A lot of
friendly people came to the straw-
berry field, and we were grateful
for every dollar."
The event was conceived on
Thursday, as Tampa Bay media
Gibsonton Elementary honors the March Terrific Kids
The Terrific Kid program is sponsored by the Sun City Center Kiwanis Club. March's Terrific Kids are:
Melony Guthrie, Destinee Bryant, Samuel Franks ,Vicente Castro ,Tray Brooks, Nelson Magana, Samuel
Reyes, Wesley Collins, Kalee Bunning, Keona Johnson, James Helfrich, Jennifer Moncada, Alex Caez,
Jennifer Hernandez, Roberto Cantu, Cody Stillwell, Jonathan Vasquez, Alejandra Pantoja, Alexia Gar-
rett, Daniel Noel, Sydney Johns, Hunter Stich, Lucia Wilson, Alyssa Speijers, Alex Monrial, Luis Roque,
Sarah Dulaney, Lillian Scott, Carlos Gutierrez, and Eric Rojas.
Hillsborough County budget blog question of the week:
March 29 -April 11
Hillsborough County has added
a new blog question focusing on
non-profit funding to spark discus-
sion on developing the Fiscal Year
What are your thoughts on these
priorities? In Fiscal Year 2011,
Hillsborough County emphasizes
funding non-profits that directly
provide food, shelter and safety
for those who cannot provide for
themselves. We unfund most orga-
nizations that provide services that
help people enhance their quality
County residents can join the
discussion at http://hillsboroughfl.
blogspot.com/ and also comment
on past questions and read other
During the budget public hear-
ings last year, County residents
showed up in mass to voice their
opinions. This year, County resi-
dents are just one click away from
letting their voices be heard.
To find out details on the FY 11
budget, go to the County's Web
org) and click the megaphone
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budget. Residents will even be
able to watch the budget hearings
and workshops live or prior meet-
ings on demand.
All public comments, no matter
through which form, will be sent
to County management and bud-
get staff and County Commission-
ers for consideration in developing
the FY 11 Recommended Budget.
This recommended budget will be
delivered to the County Commis-
sioners from the County Adminis-
trator on June 3.
After that time, County Commis-
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Wimauma the week of April 12- Thursday: Story Telling and RIF
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Monday: I'm Special Day! Friday: Day of the Child Festi-
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and possible reductions until the
September 23 Budget Public Hear-
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covered the decision by many lo-
cal strawberry growers to let their
crops rot in the fields. January's
siege of freezing nights disrupted
the timing of this year's harvest,
causing a glut of berries to ripen
at the same time. Farmers com-
plained that current prices won't
cover harvesting costs, but liabil-
ity concerns won't allow them to
open their fields to the public.
Wishnatzki Farms broke from
the pack on Thursday and an-
nounced it would open several
fields to free strawberry picking
on Saturday. President Gary Wish-
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urged that all visitors make a dona-
tion to RCMA.
Catch & Release Grand Slam Fishing
The Ruskin-SouthShore Chamber's annual Catch & Release Grand
Slam Fishing Tournament & Picnic will be April 24 at E.G. Simmons
Park, 2401 19th Avenue N.W., in Ruskin. A captain's meeting will
take place April 23 at Beanie's Family Sports Grill.
Prizes will be awarded for the biggest snook, redfish and trout,
with a grand prize going to the Grand Slam angler who submits the
biggest of all three species. Regular entry is $30 per angler and $10
more to take part in the Grand Slam.
Lines go in the water at 7 a.m.; the weigh-in is at 4 p.m.
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p.m. while the fishing is going on and concludes around 5:30. Burg-
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to the person with the tastiest dish. There will be activities for the
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Tampa Bay Blues Festival is
an annual event staged on St. Pe-
tersburg's waterfront, Vinoy Park,
featuring Reba Russell (12:30-2
p.m. April 9), Sonny Landreth
(2:30-4 p.m. April 9), Lil' Ed &
The Blues Imperials (4:30-6 p.m.
April 9), Bettye Lavette (6:30-8
p.m. April 9) and Jimmie Vaughan
(8:30-10 p.m. April 9); Joanne
Shaw Taylor (12:30-2 p.m. April
10), Tad Robinson (2:30-4 p.m.
April 10), Ryan Shaw (4:30-6 p.m.
April 10), Magic Slim & the Tear-
drops (6:30-8 p.m. April 10) and
Kenny Wayne Shepherd (8:30-10
p.m. April 10); John Nemeth (1-2
p.m. April 11), Cedric Burside
& Lightnin' Malcom (2:30-4 p.m.
April 11), Joe Louis Walker (4:30-
6 p.m. April 11), Shemekia Cope-
land (6:30-8 p.m. April 11) and JJ
Grey & Mofro (8:30-10 p.m. April
11). No coolers, pets or recording
devices. Admission is $30 per day,
$75 3-days, 12 and younger free.
Vinoy Park is located at Fifth Av-
enue NE and North Shore Drive in
St. Pete. For more information or
to purchase tickets call(727) 502-
5000 or visit tampabaybluesfest.
Over 25,000 attendees are ex-
pected to gather in Venice, the
shark tooth capital of the world,
for three days during the BB&T
Sharks Tooth Festival where
fossil collectors from around the
Southeast display and sell sharks
teeth and other prehistoric fossils.
More than 100 artists from
around the State market their orig-
inal work and food vendors will be
on hand to serve up dishes from
seafood to BBQ. Live entertain-
ment is on stage throughout the
Festival. Children are entertained
with such events as the Sharks
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is $3, with children under 9 free.
The festival will take place at 120
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In affiliation with the Smith-
sonian Institution's Jazz Appre-
ciation Month, the museum is
spearheading the second annual
Manatee Jazz Fest.
Celebrations of jazz music, cul-
ture and history are planned at var-
ious locations and times through-
out Manatee County starting this
One stand out event is at the
Manatee Village Historical Park
located at 1404 Manatee Avenue
E in Bradenton from llam-2pm.
Enjoy an afternoon in the park lis-
tening to JAZZ. Admission to this
event is free. For a lineup of events
or more information visit manatee-
The Florida Railway Museum
presents a Day Out With Thomas
from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Thomas
the Tank Engine, the little blue
train with a face, returns to the
Florida Railroad Museum for 25
minute train rides, live music, sto-
rytelling and building with MEGA
Bloks. The Florida RailwayMuse-
um is located at 12210 83rd St. E
(behind post office) in Parrish.
Admission is $15- $20. For more
information call toll free
The Nations Top Rib Masters
from Virginia, North Carolina,
Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, and
Florida will be serving their award
winning specialties and competing
for this year's coveted "2010 Gulf
Coast Rib Fest Champion" at the
Gulf Coast Rhythm and RibFest.
In addition to the outstanding food,
music lovers will be entertained
by a variety of local, regional and
National bands as are presented a
great mix of Country, Blues, Jazz,
R&B, Pop, and Rock. Children
will also have a blast, as they
experience the Interactive Kid
Challenge Fun Zone. The "Cruise
to The Gulf Coast" Car & Bike
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everyone including classic, muscle,
Off-Road and high performance
categories. The Manatee County
Fairgrounds located at 1402 14th
Avenue West in Palmetto will host
the festival from 5-10pm Friday,
from llam-lOpm Saturday, and
11am-8pm Sunday. Tickets are $5
in advance or $10 at the gate. For
more information or to purchase
advance tickets visit
The Ritz Theater in Ybor City
will host the Bridal Expo-ience
from noon to 4pm complete with
champagne, cocktails and food
tasting, live performances, a brid-
al gown boutique, groom's room,
cigar lounge and tons of vendors.
They also will give away a wed-
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and fathers admitted free. The Ritz
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paintings, drawings, glassware and
flatware designed by Salvador Dali
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ing animal songs. There will also
be pet adoption, vendors, animal
art, food, drink, fun and much
more. Animal song artists include:
The Equines; Andy Feldman; Pete
Gallagher and Raiford Starke; The
Sandy Atkinson Band Blues; The
Chicken Chasers; Judy Tampa
& Bunko Squad; Parson Brown;
Baddaskat; Ronny Elliott. Admis-
sion is free. For more information
call (813) 274-8184.
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Pregnancy and Your Feet
While the joy of motherhood due to
may be one of life's most precious inward
gifts, expectant mothers have to stress or
endure the rigors of pregnancy tar fasci
before they can experience baby sue that
bliss. As a woman's waistline ex- forefoot
pands, healthy weight gain during Treati
pregnancy can alter one's center can hel
of gravity causing a sway-backed There a
posture called lordosis. This new
posture, coupled with weight gain,
can create pressure on the knees,
legs and feet. Some of the most
common lower-extremity ailments
mothers-to-be may face are swol-
len feet, over pronation (common-
ly called flatfeet) and cramps in
the legs and feet. An obstetrician
or gynecologist should make a re-
ferral to a podiatrist for specialized
treatment of these conditions.
Swollen Feet/Increased Foot
Size/Color Changes 0
Symptoms: Excess fluid, Y(
called edema, collects in the foot
tissue. Extra blood accumulates D!
in the lower extremities (due to El
weight and position of baby in the
womb), usually during third tri-
mester of pregnancy. Hormones
released to increase the flexibility
of the birth canal can also have an
effect on the feet. This increase in HuI
foot size could be permanent after
pregnancy. Swelling can lead to
ingrown toenails as well.
Treatment: Try waist-high ma-
ternity support stockings. Put them
on before you get out of bed in the
morning so blood doesn't have a
chance to pool around your ankles.
* Ingrown toenails may need to be
trimmed out C
Prevention: Put your feet up
whenever possible. Uncross
your legs or ankles while sitting. in
Stretch your legs frequently while
sitting. *Wear comfortable shoes. *
Measure feet periodically because
feet can lengthen and widen.
Over Pronation/ Flat Feet
Symptoms: *Arch flattens out
Congratulations to Bob Lanou-
ette for hitting a hole-in-one on
hole #13, the ball sailed 100 yards I
with a hybrid #2 at the Kings
Point Golf Course and witnessed
by Butch Gadd, Jack Mulford, and
March 27, 2010 '
body weight and feet roll
when walking. Extreme
Inflammation on the plan-
a, the fibrous band of tis-
runs from the heel to the
ments: Orthotic inserts
p support your arch.
ire both over-the-counter
and custom supports available.
Prevention: Choose comfort-
able footwear that provides extra
support and shock absorption. *
Avoid high heels. If you're look-
ing for a walking or athletic shoe,
buy a running shoe, which also of-
fers more shock absorption.
For further information on preg-
nancy and your feet or for infor-
mation regarding any foot and an-
kle concerns or problems call the
office of Robert J. Valins, D.P.M.
and Nathan T. Penney, D.PM. at
813-633-5900 or check out their-
website at www.TotalFootAndAn-
I 4-OR O
Hole in One
Stanley Smalenski, long time
member of Caloosa Greens Golf
Club, made a hole in one March
31, in the first round of the Presi-
dents Club Championship. Stan,
long known for his meticulous
iron play, hit his 7 iron onto the
green of the 145 yd 7th hole. His
crisp shot rolled direct to the flag-
staff and dropped for his ace. Fel-
low members Bill Warner and Bob
Howard witnessed his ace.
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Genealogy classes scheduled
Professional Genealogist, Sharon Tate Moody will teach a series of
genealogy classes this spring and summer at the SouthShore Regional
Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, just off 19th Avenue NE. Each work-
shop is specific to a topic that is relevant to Genealogy research; partici-
pants can choose which ones are most suited to their needs. All classes
are scheduled on Thursday afternoons at 2 pm and will last two hours.
April 8: Speaking from the grave: exploring ancestor pro
May 13: When Johnny comes marching home again: using
military records in genealogy research
June 10: Behind every good man....was a female ancestor
July 8: Developing a strategy for research success: how to
analyze your evidence and plan the next step
August 12: Beware of sharks: surfing the Internet
September 2: They came to America: and then what?
Seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the Library's Circulation
Desk, starting one hour before the scheduled class start.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Last week, President Obama signed sweeping "health care" legislation
that created a major rift over costs and other issues.
In 2009, we spent $2.5 trillion, or more than $8,000 per person, on
medical care. That's 17% of our GDP more than any other country.
And even these outrageous numbers don't account for the economic toll
of lost productivity, or the emotional toll of disease and death.
Ironically, these costs and the legislation have nothing to do with health
care and everything to do with medical care, directed at alleviating
chronic killer diseases that are largely self-inflicted through our flawed
lifestyles. Actual health care is absolutely free! It involves exercise, rest,
and abstinence from smoking, drugs, and meat and dairy products.
Yes, meat and dairy. According to the U.S. National Center for Health
Statistics, nearly 1.4 million U.S. deaths annually, or 58% of the total,
are caused by heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic
diseases, which have been linked conclusively with consumption of ani-
We have no control over national medical care policy. But, each of us
can exercise a great deal of control over our family's health every time
we visit our favorite supermarket.
Rex Cover, Ruskin
You would think that with warm-
er weather comes more active out-
door adventures, especially for
children. I hated being cooped
up inside all winter and at the
first sign of a warming trend my
brother and I would burst out of
the driveway on our bikes to check
out the neighborhood happenings.
These days, however, research
shows that children would rather
spend their time indoors engaged
in their technological toys. This is
creating a generation that has no
connection to outdoor spaces.
The Children and Nature Net-
work has declared April Children
& Nature Awareness month. To
kick off this celebration, they are
urging young people to get outside
and explore and declare them-
selves a "natural" leader. You can
learn more about activities in your
area or register your own event at
However, young people aren't
the only ones that can motivate
each other to get outside; "the na-
ture rocks" movement promotes
and inspires parents and their kids
to spend time outdoors together.
Naturerocks.org has to be one of
my all time favorite websites pro-
moting activities outdoors that are
simple. By clicking on the drop-
down menus, you can choose the
amount of time you have to spend
outside, where you want to spend
that time (backyard, park, regional
area), the age of the children rang-
ing from pre-k to the entire family.
After you have made your selec-
tions, a list of activities pops up
West Coast Porcelain Artists to meet
West Coast Porcelain Artists will meet at 10 a.m.
April 21 in the Crawford Studio at SouthShore Re-
gional Library,15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Sigi
Schuler, of Bradenton and Germany, will demonstrate a
Marion Stephens' Bird of Paradise vase is another
of the 14 winners chosen at the Florida World Orga-
nization of China Painters Convention competition
in January in Orlando, that will be displayed in the
museum for one year at the World Headquarters in
Oklahoma City, OK. Stephens, of Sun City Center,
is President of West Coast PA as well as a member of
the Sun City Center China Painters. For information
call Marion Stephens at 813-633-0989.
that match your requirements, and
all you have to do is get outdoors
Our outdoor spaces have the
ability to make a child or adult
connect with the world on a deeper
level by exploring the rich diversi-
ty that exists just outside our door.
The Children and Nature Network
is encouraging parents and grand-
parents to create an outdoor club
within your family so that explo-
ration is done together, forming a
bond with nature. The National
Wildlife Federation has suggested
some family exploration activities,
including a five senses hike, a na-
ture photo safari or building a bird
house and observing.
Some of my most treasured
memories are from experiences I
have had outdoors with my fam-
ily. The adventures we have had
together created a stronger family
bond and a shared passion for our
natural world that has only grown
as I have become an adult.
group to meet
The Sun City Center Full Gos-
pel Business Men and Ladies will
meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday,
April 17 at the SouthShore Re-
The speaker will be Alfredo Mu-
noz who was born in Venezuela.
The public is welcome.
For more information, call (813)
Kirk D. Parrott, D.D.S
Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.
902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570
(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)
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Keep Hillsborough County
Beautiful and Project ReDirectory,
supported by AT&T Real Yellow
Pages, is encouraging students to
"Throw the Book at Us" in its in-
augural telephone book collection.
In a competition open to all pub-
lic and private schools within the
county, students can collect used
telephone books to win a prize
for their classrooms. The collec-
tion will run from April 2 through
Recycling 870 phone books
(about 1 ton):
Saves 24,000 gallons of water
Saves 3700 barrels of oil
Saves enough energy to light
6 homes for a year.
You don't have to be a student to
recycle phone books. If you don't
know a teacher or student that will
take your phone book, you can
recycle it at one of the collection
"The Project ReDirectory pro-
vides the perfect opportunity for
environmental lessons in the class-
room," said Pat DePlasco, KHCB
education coordinator. "Our goals
include not only reducing the
amount of waste disposed of in
Hillsborough County, but also
teaching students to care for the
Project ReDirectory will be
coordinated as a pilot program
this year with five participating
schools. Participating teachers
encourage their students to bring
in used telephone books, and then
tabulate the number of books col-
lected. The teacher or a volunteer
delivers the books to a dumpster
donated by Green Fiber, which
will be located on site. At the
end of the collection, each school
emails Keep Hillsborough County
Beautiful at firstname.lastname@example.org to
report the total number of books
turned in by his or her class. Two
awards will be given based on the
total tonnage of recycled phone
books and the total tonnage based
on student population. The two
winning schools will be awarded
10 recycle bins valued at $250. In
addition, the top two classes that
collect the most phone books will
receive a class party. The winners
will be notified on May 24.
All Hillsborough County resi-
dents are encouraged to recycle
phone books from April 2 through
May 15 by giving them to a stu-
dent at a participating school or by
dropping them at one of the fol-
lowing school sites:
Boyette Springs Elementary,
10141 Sedgebrook Dr., Riverview
Wimauma Elementary, 5709
AT&T Real Yellow Pages direc-
tories are 100 percent recyclable
content and are made from an
average 40 percent recycled, post-
consumer content. The paper is
made from recycled paper waste
and wood fiber waste such as saw-
dust and wood chips that would
otherwise go unused. Recycled
phone books are made into useful
products such as insulation, roof-
ing shingles, animal bedding and
new phone directories.
Project ReDirectory is a commu-
nity effort of Keep Hillsborough
County Beautiful, Green Fiber,
Hillsborough County Solid Waste
Management Department and
the Hillsborough County School
Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U
weekly activities. Meetings are: An
each month; VFW and LAVFW on
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday
Left to right: Ed Pichette, Mark Wolf, Tim Burke, Joey Lippo, JL Smith, Drew Petersen, and Jason Blanchard.
304-Yard Drive wins RE/MAX World Long Drive
On a beautiful day at Summerfield Crossing Golf Club, 46 registrants showed up to see if they would
qualify for the first stage of the 2010 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, the premier event in power
golf. This was one of the best turnouts in recent years, said Ed Pichette, Broker/Owner RE/MAX South Shore
Realty and host of the event.
In the Open division, Tim Burke took top honors with a 304-yard drive. Other qualifiers were: Drew Pe-
tersen, 298-yard drive; Mark Wolfe, 295-yard drive; Joey Lippo, 295-yard drive; and JL Smith with a 292-yard
Top finishers at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club will advance to the regional qualifier of the 2010
RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. The ultimate goal is to earn a spot at the RE/MAX world fi-
nals, scheduled in October 2010, in scenic Mesquite, NV "This event was beyond expectations," said Jason
Blanchard, President and COO of Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. "We had over 30 folks come watch these
competitors and when you see balls going over 290 yards routinely, it's easy to see why."
For more information on Summerfield Crossings Golf Club call (813) 671-3311. Summerfield Crossings
Golf Club is located in Riverview, with easy access to Interstate 75. Summerfield has something to offer any
golfer who is looking for the complete golf experience: ideal course conditions, driving range, the fun-filled
"Doc's Grill," and a staff assembled to provide great service.
New arrivals from Brandon
Carlie Joanne Brightwell was born
March 28, 2010. Heather and Christo-
S/O pher Brightwell of Riverview are the
Amariah Joy Cox was born March
23, 2010. The proud parents are Alycia
and Anthony Cox of Riverview.
ShaylynneAnn Davis was born March
15, 2010. Shanetta and Matthew Davis
of Riverview are the proud parents.
Gabriella Tessier Louissaint was born
March 15, 2010. The proud parents are Monique Chatters-Louissaint and
Gregory Louissaint of Ruskin.
King Dwayne Rae Williams was born March 22, 2010. Amanda
Williams of Wimauma is the proud mother.
S O 7League Auxiliary
OUR1 to host fundraiser
The Marine Corps League Auxil-
iary, Riverview 1226 will be hold-
ing a fund-raising dinner from 4 to
7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 at the
American Legion Alafia Post 148,
SPost #6287 located at 7240 U.S. Highway 301
S. in Riverview.
J.S. 41 N. has listed the following The menu consists of ham, green
nerican Legion on 1st Wednesday beans, scalloped potatoes, glazed
the 2nd Wednesday each month; carrots, rolls and dessert for $7 per
each month, person.
Thursday, April 8 -VA Hospital Proceeds to benefit the Depart-
5:30 p.m. Kitchen open from 5 to ment of Florida Scholarship Fund.
VFW Post #8108
Riverview Memorial VFW Post
#8108, 7504 Riverview Dr. sched-
ule is as follows:
Meetings: Men's Auxiliary --
1st Thursday at 7 p.m.
Ladies' Auxiliary --
2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m.
VFW Post --
2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, $6
Monday: Bar Bingo at 6:30 a.m.
Spaghetti from 5 to 7 p.m. $6
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.;
Fish, $6; Combo, $7
Karaoke from 8 to ?
Saturday: Karaoke from 8 to ?
2nd Tuesday: Ladies' Auxiliary
Meeting at 7 p.m.
3rd Tuesday: VA Hospital Bingo
-- Leave Post at 6 p.m.
$6 All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
Men's Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
Post Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.
(all you can eat fish -- $6)
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
They also serve Chicken Tenders,
Shrimp or combos for $7.
Each dinner comes with fries,
coleslaw, and a hush puppy.
Karaoke by Jeff at 8 p.m.
8 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m.
Friday, April 9 Fish Fry from
4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Gene
SCannon at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 10 -Turkey
Shoot at 1:30 p.m. Ladies' Spring
Sunday, April 11- Fire in the
Hole at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, April 12- Cribbage Games at 1 p.m. Planning Meeting
at 6 p.m. House Meeting at 7 p.m. Wii Games at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13- Games in lounge from 2 to 5 p.m. Kitchen
open. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14- VFW and LAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m.
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APRIL 8, 2010
Bay Area Idol
U Continued from page 1
will be shown on Tampa Bay On
Demand; Bright House Networks
channel 340 from April 7 to May
7. Customers are encouraged to
watch the program and visit Bright
House online to vote for their fa-
vorite performer. Voting is open
from April 7 through April 21. The
performer with the most votes dur-
ing this time will be named "2010
Bright Stars Senior Idol" and will
win $1,000 cash compliments of
Bright House Networks.
If their warm smiles and infec-
tious laughter are any indication,
both men deserve to take the show
- and the title. While only one of
the twelve contestants will be the
2010 Senior Idol, both men are al-
ready winners. They are success-
ful, modest and engaging. Sitting
together, they are reminiscent of
celebrity duos from a time when
talent and charisma still meant
Becker and Gardner met through
the competition. "He lived down
the block and I didn't even know
it," Becker said. And now they
have been through the finals to-
gether and both await the results.
"People can vote online once
per day but they can vote every
day," Gardner said. "Yeah, vote of-
ten," Becker added with a laugh.
For both men, the competition is
just for fun; but it isn't their sole
shot at fame.
"I did get paid for a singing per-
formance when I was seven years
old," Gardner said laughing. "I
could sing "MacNamara Band"
and my Dad took me into an Irish
bar. It was a win-win audience for
me. I had a lot of fun with that."
Win-win audience, perhaps, but
that is not the kind of venue in
which you want to make mistakes.
National pride can easily turn
to righteous indignation; but the
young Gardner pulled it off with-
out a hitch.
Becker has already racked up
plenty of time on stage under the
bright lights. He played the college
professor Dr. Gerald Lyman in the
1950s play, Bus Stop along with
"In Bus Stop, I played the drunk-
en college professor I had them
convinced I was drunk," Joe said
laughing at the (perhaps not en-
tirely disclosed) memory.
But his enduring claim to fame is
from a toy he invented. "U-Fly-It"
was a model ship and airplane that
could be controlled via joystick. In
1974, Johnny Carson, to the glee
of the audience and sidekick Ed
McMahon, took a turn at the con-
trols of Becker's invention on the
Tonight Show. In the end, Carson
managed to land the plane on the
four-foot long model aircraft car-
rier and Becker went on to sell $10
million worth of them. Even today,
people continue searching the Web
for information about it, most hop-
ing to relive treasured childhood
"I'm still custom building them,"
Becker said. "Right now a Delta
Airlines pilot wants one."
Asked as to whether the bright
lights and applause could sway
them onto a new career path, Gard-
ner was quick to reply.
"I sincerely doubt that," he said
with a smile.
Becker and Gardner simply en-
joy singing and the competition
makes for a fun event.
"I've been singing since high
school," Becker said. "I started
in a swing band remember
swing bands? But I realized that I
couldn't make a living as a sing-
er. I still sing I sing at nursing
homes and assisted living facilities
- it's a lot of fun. Its fun to see the
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people and to sing the old songs.
To see them remember."
"To help them remember, they
enjoy it. It means a lot to them,"
Twelve talented seniors per-
formed on April 1 for the finals in
Clearwater. We won't give away
the details of their performances
- you can see them for yourself
beginning April 7 on Bright House
"It was fantastic," Gardner said
after the performance. "Sure there
was some nervousness beforehand
but it was a wonderful experience
being on stage."
Gardner praised not only his
friend Becker, but all of the con-
"You would be surprised at the
level of talent and competition,"
he said. "One guy sang My Way
- and he did it his way. He said
it was his first time on stage. A
woman did a song with a real high
note. It was beautiful hearing her
voice coming out of her."
According to Gardner, it was a
good time for everyone involved.
"One of the contestants said that
we ought to put this together as an
act and go on the road," he said
with a laugh. "We could do cruise
Becker and Gardner both have
lives they enjoy and singing is
merely a part of it. But who knows
what could happen in the future?
"The winner gets a thousand
bucks," Becker said.
"That's good," Roy chipped in.
"Last year's winner got a thou-
sand bucks and a TV show," Beck-
er added with a laugh.
"That's even better," Roy
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to fame when Johnny
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either could make for a nice mar-
quee in lights outside a Las Vegas
hotel or, perhaps, on a cruise
ship. The hard part now will be to
decide which man to vote for. But
in the end, both men have already
won. Their goal, after all, was sim-
ply to have fun with it and in the
process, they gained a new friend
in each other.
To see the 2010 Senior Idol per-
formances, visit Tampa Bay On De-
mand on Bright House cable chan-
nel 340 beginning April 7. Voting
will be held online at www.bright-
house.com through April 21. You
may vote once per day, every day.
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Observations: The next thing I knew...
I got the much-
feared "call in the
middle of the night."
Except it wasn't
night it was in
the afternoon. My
Mom needed heart
surgery. It is some-
thing that happens to
people all the time,
By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
it seems. But it is
still a big deal. Especially when it
involves a Mom. My Mom.
The next thing I knew, I was on a
plane bound for the upper Midwest.
Shortly after that, I was walking in
a grocery store with my Mom the
day before her surgery. I was as-
tounded that she didn't show even a
hint of nervousness considering the
scope of her impending operation.
After that, I was jolted awake by
my cell phone at 2:00 a.m. and we
were on the road to a Sioux Falls,
SD, hospital by 3:30 a.m. Just after
that, my brother and I walked away
from her shortly before she was
wheeled into the operating room.
Fifteen minutes later the phone
rang in the waiting room. It was a
nurse telling us they had started the
operation and all was well. An hour
later, she called again. All was still
well, she said and nothing more.
Tears of sadness and tears of joy
mingled in the waiting room. Some
people conversed in clipped words
and sentences, loudly as if assum-
ing a tone of defiance over a situ-
ation in which they had absolutely
no control. They appeared to feel
as though carrying on with nor-
mal conversation would make ev-
erything else normal. But there is
nothing normal about any situation
in which you would find yourself in
a critical care waiting room. A vol-
unteer brought in a plate of cook-
ies. Ten minutes passed with them
untouched and then one or two dis-
appeared. And then suddenly they
were all gone. Perhaps it was some
sort of cookie protocol or maybe
someone just needed to break the
cookie ice. In one comer, a man
of the cloth hovered over a family
looking at a Website for a local fu-
Less than an hour later the nurse
called again. They were closing
her up and the surgeon
would be out to see us
She came through
just fine. We could go
see her in the intensive
care unit. He told us to
be prepared, that there
were numerous wires
and tubes connected to
her. And indeed there
was. The technology available
today is incredible. She was still
completely out but everything was
monitored on multiple computers
that surrounded her. Even the ven-
tilator a seemingly archaic ma-
chine that moves air into and out
of the lungs has had a high tech
update with a flat screen computer
monitor reporting on everything.
In all, there were more than half
a dozen tubes and at least a dozen
wires attached to her.
She was completely unaware of
Late that night my Mom spoke.
She had no idea where she was or
what had happened. She said she
thought she had died. Given what
the doctors and nurses just had to
do, that was understandable. What
is less understandable, for me,
at least, is how those doctors and
nurses could possibly do what they
just did. How can they borrow piec-
es and parts from one area of the
body to use in another area? How
on earth can anyone work on a live
human heart and expect the human
to remain... well... alive?
Yet they did all of that and my
The next thing I knew I was run-
ning back and forth between the
small town of my youth and the
hospital in Sioux Falls. The hospi-
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growing fear that she would decide
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home. They were young, attractive,
smart and every single one of them
was attentive in ways that your
best friend would be if you really,
really needed them. They touched
her arm when they talked to her.
They looked directly into her eyes
as though they had known her for-
ever and as if her welfare was
the most important thing to them.
Spending time in that hospital has
relieved any angst I may have felt
about younger generations. Yes,
there are bad apples but there are
really, really good ones, too. To a
person, the young people working
in that hospital were better than me.
It was refreshing and encouraging.
Seeing them, watching them con-
nect to people that were recently
strangers, people that in a few days
they'll likely never see again, see-
ing their professionalism and com-
passion, I know that as a nation
we'll be just fine.
The next thing I knew, my Mom
was going home. Her small bag
was packed and a young, attractive
and amazingly attentive registered
nurse wheeled her out to the hospi-
tal entrance where my brother was
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While she shuffles, plops down
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every day. Pam gives her the bright
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the world that she would rarely oth-
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grimacing and straining to stand up
again from upstairs I heard more
shuffling noises. Time to check on
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Becky Edmonds photo (above)
The first accident at the Lewis' family's parents' graves happened
while one of their children and grandchildren just happened to be
delivering flowers back in 2007. In the photo to the right are the
gravesites for the Lewis family's parents as they should look. Penny
* Continued from page 1
our mother died in 2004," Becky
Edmonds said. Now both parents
are deceased, and their children
wonder what can be done to stop
Wayne Harris, a member of the
memorial park's volunteer board
of directors, is asking the same
The cemetery, which was found-
ed in 1908 (although its sign reads
1964, which was when it was dedi-
cated), was deliberately placed in
that spot by Ruskin's founders
because it was the highest and
driest- ground in the area. Histori-
cal reports show that the land was
donated by the Dickman family at
the time Ruskin was founded by
the Ruskin Commongood Soci-
ety on the Socialistic principles of
John Ruskin. Standing on a high
bluff, when flooding occurs, this
ground remains dry.
But the Ruskin cemetery is not
a business like other cemeteries
in South County, Harris said. It is
a nonprofit tax exempt 501 (3) C
organization which means it is run
by donations and subsists only on
the sale of burial plots.
"With this economy," Harris
said, "people are being cremated
to save on costs so we've really
suffered financially and this was
our worst year ever."
The cemetery has also been the
site of vandalism, drinking and
partying, and even drug deals, he
said. "And it (the latest accident at
the Lewis' gravesites) happened
in the middle of the night. Sher-
iff's deputies can't be there all the
Harris is trying to get Geico to
pay the costs of repair but says he
is running into snags. "They say
the driver's insurance may not
have been in effect, whatever that
means," he said.
A police report signed by Dep-
uty Christopher Sullivan lists the
driver who hit the brick entrance-
way March 27 as 33-year-old Ar-
noldo Mendez of Third St. S.E. in
Mendez's statement on the re-
port says that he was coming home
from work and fell asleep at the
Both Lewis and Harris pointed
out, however, that Third Street
S.E. does not intersect with the
roads that lead to the cemetery. It
is in the area of Beaudette Park
(the location of the Seniors Center
and Ruskin Park, ball field and af-
ter school children's program).
Mendez was not reached for
None of the details make it any
easier for the Lewis family to ac-
Besides paying to fix the dam-
age the first time their site was
hit, Lewis has paid to put street-
lights and spotlights at the front of
the park, and has fixed the park's
pump so people can water flow-
ers. All this, he said, was done as a
volunteer in the community where
he lives and has his business, Mel-
vin's Heating and Air Condition-
ing Inc. on U.S. 41.
At first, the second accident had
the siblings discussing moving the
graves, but since then they've de-
cided against it.
Becky's husband Tray, a civil en-
gineer, says he would advise hav-
ing speed bumps on First Street
approaching the cemetery's en-
trance, and concrete pilings with
an underground slab deep in the
ground, filled with rebar (a con-
crete reinforcing bar) as the basis
for any new entrance structure that
Harris (who was interviewed
separately by telephone) agrees
that something must be done and
is waiting to hear from Geico.
"The base was on solid concrete
and a concrete block was moved
that was 3 1/2 -foot wide and 9-foot
long. There had to be some real
force to accomplish that. And re-
member, this was at 3:30 a.m. So
far, Geico won't commit anything
to me. They say it could be two
weeks before I even get an adjust-
er out," Harris said.
None of this helps the Lewis
family, members of which have
spent thousands of dollars on mar-
ble headstones with a photograph;
marble slabs with individual in-
scriptions covering the length of
each parent's grave; and a marble
border around an area of decora-
tive stone and a stone bench en-
graved with the "Lewis" name.
Some scratches to the marble re-
main from the first accident. So far,
they are unable to see how much
of the border is damaged from the
second accident as Harris is leav-
ing everything as it is until an in-
surance adjuster makes a report.
"Hopefully, they'll do the right
thing," Harris said, referring to the
insurance company listed on the
police report. "We want this thing
settled as quickly as possible for
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Change your thinking to change your world
Inspirational speaker Til Hagen
interested me the minute I arrived.
Her sign, "Please don't open screen
door if cat is on porch," told me
volumes about her before I ever
even went inside.
A pet lover (and owner) myself,
I knew anyone who cared enough
about her cat to let it enjoy the
view- and leave a note for potential
visitors- had to be an interesting in-
I was right. Spending time with
Til was definitely worthwhile and
when her book comes out (if she
ever takes time to finish it) I'll try
to be first in line to buy a copy.
Originally from Holland, Til
moved to Kings Point in Sun City
Center in 2006 after spending six
years traveling full
time in an RV seeing
the country with her
She didn't intend
to become an inspi-
rational writer and
speaker, or to de-
velop motivational 4
workshops and col-
lege courses, but
she's done all that and more.
Her background and training as
a special education teacher helped
but that wasn't what served as the
springboard for her inspirational
Hard knocks can take the credit
"I've learned that whatever hap-
Lennard High School hosts
ACS Relay For Life
pens to me, I can
choose my reaction
and use the event-
good or bad- as a
ence," Til said.
"Nothing is ever
The title of her
book in progress,
and the saying
across the top of her business card
reads: "Out of the mud grew a tu-
lip." She is referring to herself.
Growing up in Den Haag (The
Hague) in the Netherlands during
World War II Til learned the mean-
ing of intense fear early in life. "At
seven or eight years old my moth-
er and I were in a (Nazi) round-up
and we didn't have our IDs on us,"
she said. "All I remember is the
She says this fear was exacerbated
by two verbally abusive marriages
prior to her marriage to Adrian.
As so often happens, during
times of crises Til ran on auto-pi-
lot; putting herself through school
and earning her Master's in her
40s after 20 years as a homemaker;
picking up with her youngest son
who was still at home and moving
to the Washington DC area from
Ohio and becoming a teacher for
children with ADHD, Tourette's
syndrome and other learning dis-
abilities. And also, because of her
ability to speak Dutch, English,
German and French, she got a tour
guide license and eventually be-
came a tour director.
But then her fast-paced crises
mode came to an end.
Her three children were grown;
she had four grandchildren and her
life with Adrian was good. It was
then that she relaxed enough that
the events she had been through
erupted as Post Traumatic Stress
"Everything hit me at once. We
sold our RV and bought a house in
Sun City Center after I fell apart,"
Til told me
Along with counseling, she dis-
covered a belief system that has
turned her life around. It isn't a
religion, or Scientology, although
she describes it as "Science of the
Mind." She began with involve-
ment in the local Metaphysical
See OVER COFFEE, page 23
Chere Simmons photos
Kicking off the 2010 Relay For Life at Lennard High School in Ruskin
was the Survivor Lap. Taking the banner on its initial journey was
Les and Eva Hooley, Ron and Pat Russell, Nancy Carter, Randy
Rowell and Ron Simpson.
Lennard High School Student Government worked very hard to pre-
pare the track area for hosting the annual American Cancer Society
Relay For Life event.
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their caretakers take the first lap to kick off the Relay For Life event
at Lennard High School March 27. Riverside community was also
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Congratulations Gold and
Silver Members Elaine Brad
Join us in offering your warm congratulations to the
following outstanding members of the Sun City Center Chamber who
celebrated their membership anniversaries as of April 1, 2010.
ResCare Home Care 14 years
Allen T. Zak, D.C. 12 years
AAA Auto Club South 11 years
Gentiva Health Services 11 years
Terminix 10 years
Valley Crest Landscape Maintenance 9 years
Regions Bank 6 years
Southeast Windows, Inc. 6 years
At Home Auto Care, Inc. 6 years
Nursing Center at University Village 6 years
University Village 6 years
AC Warehouse 6 years
Laser Spine Institute 5 years
Prudential Florida Realty-Mary King 5 years
Prudential Florida Realty-Katie Bush 5 years
And a very warm welcome to our
new members for March, 2010:
Palm Tree Roofing, 744 Fla-
mingo Dr., Apollo Beach, FL
Frank and Donelle Shaft
Southshore Cabinet Works,
Inc., 410 2nd St. SW, Ruskin, FL
Trustco Bank, 4441 Sun City
Center Blvd., Sun City Center,
Moving Coordinator &
Caring Transitions, 6401 Mar-
bella Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL
SHome Improvement- Inte-
rior Renovation & Cabinetry
Home Elite Services, Inc.,
10739 El Toro Dr., Riverview, FL
Steamers, LLC, 9911 River Dr.,
Gibsonton, FL 33534,
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Garbelman & Deming Insurance
Services, LLC, 216 Apollo Beach
Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572,
Physicians & Surgeons-Oph-
Center For Sight, 1647 Sun City
Center Plaza, Sun City Center,
FL 33573 813-634-4289
Casey Maloney, O.D.
We appreciate your support of
the Chamber and all the events we
promote. Stop in and visit us we
have a lobby full of vendor bro-
chures and business cards as well
as tourism flyers. We do faxing,
copying, notary work and we have
wireless throughout the Chamber
facility. Or just call us at 813-
634-5111 for referrals and general
community information. Thank
ElaineBrad is President ofthe
Sun City CenterArea Chamber of
Commerce. She can be reached
at (813) 634-5111 extension 101
or via direct email ebradl@aol
st Day of the Season
Saturday, April 10th
Thanks to all our loyal customers for
your support! See you next December!
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held in the Kings Point main club-
house banquet room. The match
play was won by the Red Team.
Chairmen for the event were, Jack
Kubiak and Butch Gadd.
April is water
Last year's drought-stricken lawns
and drinking water sources have
been revived by a wet winter. Still,
it's important to remember that water
is a precious resource that should be
used wisely and that outdoor water
rules are in effect year-round, wheth-
er or not there is a drought.
April is designated as Water Con-
servation Month because it's typi-
cally the driest month of the year in
Florida. Water demand is often at its
highest as residents put in new plant-
ings for spring and water their lawns
to make the grass green.
Hillsborough County Water Re-
source Services (WRS) promotes
smart water use through a wide va-
riety of initiatives. These include
educational efforts, community out-
reach, rebate programs, enforcement
of water use restrictions, partnerships
with other agencies and a residential
reclaimed water system that is among
the largest in the United States.
Customers have done their part,
too. In 1989, when the County be-
gan a formal water conservation
program, the average water use per
person was 146 gallons a day. Today,
that number stands at 88 gallons per
person, per day. That savings of 34
million gallons of water a day adds
up to approximately 12.5 billion gal-
lons a year.
Making wise use of water is easy
and can be done at little or no cost:
Fix leaks. A dripping faucet
can waste anywhere from several
gallons a day, to several hundred.
-c Replace worn or poorly fitting
toilet flappers, which can waste up to
200 gallons a day.
-4 Install low-flow showerheads
and faucet aerators. Keep showers
under five minutes. Replace older
toilets with low-flow models.
-4 Learn to read your water me-
ter. If the numbers are different after
a period of time when no water has
been used, you have a leak.
-c Practice Florida-friendly land-
-c Maintain your irrigation sys-
tem. Regularly check and adjust,
repair or replace sprinkler heads. In-
stall a rain sensor that overrides the
system and turns it off during a rain-
storm. Know how much water your
system puts down so that you're not
_, Monitor rainfall and water
your lawn only when it needs it and
only as much as it needs, not just
because the calendar says it's your
Go to www.hillsboroughcounty.
org/water for more information
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All Aboard for National Train Day!
Friends of Tampa Union Station
is announcing that Historic Tampa
Union Station will be the site of
events for National Train Day, Sat-
urday, May 8.
The event runs from noon to 5:00
PM. Admission is free.
National Train Day in Tampa
Railroad equipment displays:
Amtrak equipment including a lo-
comotive and passenger car open
Operating model trains: From
the Suncoast Model Railroad Club
Live Music: by acoustical gui-
Special Guests: Tampa's Of-
ficial Poet Laureate James Tokley
will read his original poem "The
Epic of Tampa Union Station" live
History and railroading exhib-
its: Tampa-Hillsborough County
Public Library/Burgert Brothers
Photograph Collection, Tampa
Bay History Center, ConnectUs,
Operation Lifesaver, Florida Rail-
road Museum, Tampa Preserva-
tion Inc., the Florida Coalition of
Rail Passengers, City of Tampa
Historic Preservation and Urban
Design, National Association of
Railroad Passengers, the Atlantic
Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line
Railroads Historical Society, Flor-
ida historical groups, Friends of
Tampa Union Station, and others
National Train Day celebrates
America's love for trains with
events across the country. This year
marks the third annual celebration
with large-scale, family-friendly
events that provide opportunities
to explore interactive, educational
exhibits that bring to life the rich
narrative of how trains have trans-
formed America and will continue
to do so in the future.
National Train Day marks 141
years of connecting travelers coast
to coast and commemorates the day
the first transcontinental railroad
was created. On May 10, 1869,
in Promontory Summit, Utah, the
golden spike was driven into the
final tie that joined 1,776 miles
of the Central Pacific and Union
Sun 'n Fun Fly-In
Event location: Lakeland Linder RegionalAirport
Event date and time: April 13, 2010 at 8:00AM
Start your aviation year at Sun 'n Fun,
one of the world's premier events for rec-
reational aviation enthusiasts. The focus
is on education with more than 450 edu-
cational forums, seminars and "hands-
on" workshops; plus more than 500
commercial exhibitors who offer avia-
tion products and services. Included are
all the major aircraft manufacturers;
daily air show plus additional night air
show on Friday, April 16; more than
5,000 aircraft of every size and shape.
or 863-644-2431 for information.
Caloosa Country Club
Women's 18 hole league
golf tournament. March
22 and 24. Low net.
Vera Thompson 1st 135 "Presi-
dent's Cup Winner 2010!"
Jerry Ramsey 2nd 136
Jackie Wrigley 3rd 137
Timi Pratt's tie 3rd 137.
Joan Macholl 4th 139
Hazel Winklemann 5th 140
Golf Scores Hogans
Golf Club Friday, March
19 Course: Cypress
Creek, Play: Match
1st : John Kazlauskas, 93
2nd: Charlie Strimpell, 94
3rd : two-way tie at 100's Jim
Sari and Dave Grenke
Pacific railways, transforming
America by creating the nation's
first transcontinental railroad.
This event at Tampa Union Sta-
tion is one of many which are
happening simultaneously around
the country. More than 140 local
celebrations took place in 2009
and Amtrak expects even more in
National Train Day in Tampa is
sponsored by the Florida Coali-
tion of Rail Passengers, Friends
of Tampa Union Station, the Na-
tional Association of Railroad Pas-
sengers, the City of Tampa, and
More information on National
Train Day 2010 can be found at
website and the Florida Coalition
of Rail Passengers website: www.
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KP Ladies 9-hole golf
League Game Gross
Score March 15,
Flight A Winners
Sally Repetti 38
Cathy Marquis 42
Flight B Winners
Louise Maheral 43
Nita Schmierer 44
Flight C Winners
Liz Lister 41
Peggy Flippen 47
Golf Scores Hogans
Golf Club Wednesday,
March 17 Course:
1st : John Schachte, 8 skins
2nd : Chip Wood, 5 skins
3rd : four-way tie at 2 skins each
- Dave Diehl, Ron Kingston, Rich
Lucidi and Tom Kirchen
Low-net: John Schachte, 72
Low-gross: Chip Wood, 89
Also playing: Fred Mayes
Caloosa Country Club 18
hole Women's Best Ball
Tournament March 17
Pam Davis 1st 70
Linn Hanson 2nd 71
Marleta Newburg tie 3rd 74
Sue Habblett 74
SCC WGA 9 Hole
League played March
18, Game was 3 clubs
and a putter.
First Place Connie Ream 33.5
Second Place Christel Fraebel
Third Place Sandra Hurwitz 36
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Not pictured is low gross winner Bob Korsch and his grandson Joey
2010 Ryder Cup Tournament
Team captains L to R, Jack Kubiak, Jack Moran James Hoyt, and
Butch Gadd hold the Match play Tournament Trophy
Kings Point Ladies 18 Hole-League -March 22
1st Place Team: Lee Leverett, Marisa Cacciotti, Connie Gilbert Even
2nd Place Team: Lorraine Fritzel, Marge Miller, Gladys Lowrie, Mary
Sundeen Plus 1
3rd Place (three way tie)
Shirley Junk, Nancy Stevens, Linda Langlois Plus 2
Elle Warming, Virginia Clelland, Emma Gadd Plus 2
Marilyn McCormick, Terry Jacoby, Linda Suh, Dot Mulford Plus 2
Freedom Fairways Mens League March 23 Gross
minus Hncp -Av Net Score Teams
1st 59.3 Al Chesnes Blind
Dick Schubert 3rd 61.5 Ed Blake
Blind Milt Ericson
2nd 59.8 Jack Gillich
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East Jay t/atch
The Indians Girls' Flag Foot-
ball varsity and JV teams added
two more wins last week.
Varsity defeated Riverview
Wednesday, 34-8 behind 4 TD
throws from Stephanie Williams.
On the receiving end were Nicole
Lock with 3 TDs and Jazmin
Foster with 1. Taja Hammond re-
turned an INT for another TD.
JV defeated Riverview 18-0.
Amber Jacobus ran for a TD and
threw 2 TDs to Kayla Cyrus.
On Thursday the Varsity
defeated Lennard 36-0 and im-
proved to 6-1. Williams threw
for 5 TDs to Essence Crum (3), Essence Crum on the move.
Delaney Poli (1), and Lock (1).
JV improved to 4-0 with a 33-0
win. Jacobus ran for 3, Bryanna
Poli caught a TD pass from Ja-
cobus, and Kaitlyn Magolon re-
turned an INT. For team informa-
tion, go to ebhsgirlsflagfootball.
IRU Michael Cooper
Photos: Courtesy Lennard
Janielle Rodriguez, Andrea Owens, Jazmin Foster and Delaney Poli.
Friday, April 23
Boys' Varsity Baseball @ Strawberry Crest
Friday, April 9
Monday, April 19
Tuesday, April 20
Lennard High School
2002 E. Shell Point Rd., Ruskin, FL 33570
Boys' Varsity Track v midd, TBT
Girls' Varsity Track v midd, TBT
Girls' Varsity Football vs. Armwood High School
Boys' Varsity Baseball vs. Brandon High School
Boys'Varsity Baseball vs. Brandon High School
Thursday, April 22
7 p.m. Girls' Varsity Football @ Tampa Bay Tech HS
WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR GARDEN IN APRIL
Thursday, April 8
3 p.m. Boys'Varsity Tennis
@ Gather High School
3 p.m. Boys' Varsity Tennis
@ Gaither High School
3 p.m. Girls'Varsity Tennis
vs. Gaither High School
7 p.m. Girls'Varsity Football
vs. Plant High School
Friday, April 9
7 p.m. Boys' Varsity Baseball
@ Newsome HS
7 p.m. Girls Varsity Softball
@ Newsome HS
Monday, April 19
7 p.m. Girls'Varsity Football
vs. Freedom HS-Tampa
Tuesday, April 20
7 p.m. Boys' Varsity Baseball
@ Spoto High School
Thursday, April 22
7 p.m. Boys' Varsity Baseball
@ Gaither HS
FLOWERS: Annuals: Ag-
eratum, Alyssum, Amaranthus,
Asters, Balsam, Browallia, Celo-
sia, Cleome, Calliopsis, Coleus,
Cosmos, Crossandra, Dahlberg
Daisy, Dusty Miller, Gazania,
Gomphrena, Impatiens, Marigold,
Melampodium, Mexican Sunflow-
er, Morning Glory, Nasturtium,
Nierembergia, Nicotiana, Orna-
mental Pepper, Periwinkle/Vinca,
Portulaca, Salvia, Silk Flower,
Strawflower, Sunflower, Torenia,
Verbena, Wax Begonia, Zinnia
VEGETABLES: Pole Beans,
Lima Beans, Collards, Canta-
loupes, Okra, Southern Peas,
Sweet Potatoes, Summer Spinach,
Peanuts, Jerusalem Artichokes,
HERBS and SPICES: Anise,
Basil, Bay Laurel, Borage, Cara-
way, Cardamon, Chervil, Chives,
Cilantro/Coriander, Cumin, Dill,
Ginger, Horehound, Lemon Balm,
Marjoram, Mexican Tarragon,
Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage,
BULBS: Achimenes, African
Lily, Amaryllis, amazon Lily, Az-
tec Lily, Blackberry Lily, Blood
Lily, Caladium, Canna, Crinum,
Crocosmia, Dahlia, Elephant Ears,
Gingers,Gladiolus, Gloriosa Lily,
Kaffir Lily, Lilies, Louisiana Iris,
Moraea, Rain Lilies, Society Garlic,
Spider Lily, Watsonia, Walking Iris.
Plant and fertilize annuals.
Watch for lacebug infestations.
Spray roses to prevent black spot
and powdery mildew disease.Con-
trol lawn weeds. Selectively spray
winter weeds with a post-emergent
weed killer labeled for your type
of grass. Temperatures will soon
become too hot to use many weed
Water wisely. April is typically
dry. Ornamental plants and fruit
trees need 1 inch of water or rain
per week. Lawns need 1/2 3/4
inches of water when 30 to 50
per cent of the lawn shows signs
of wilt (blue-gray color, folded
blades). Place a few shallow cans
or glasses in each irrigation zone
and measure how much water your
sprinklers apply. (This is a good
way to make sure brown or dying
areas are getting enough water.)
Adjust your timer and sprayers
Remove thatch from lawns.
Thatch, a layer of organic mat-
ter, builds up between the soil
and grass blades. Thick thatch can
cause mowing and pest problems.
Verticut St. Augustine and Ber-
muda lawns, power rake Bahia
Seed, sod or plug lawns. New
or existing Bahia lawns can
be seeded now. Buy scarifiedd"
seed to increase germination rate.
Apply at a rate of 5 to 10 pounds
per 1,000 square feet. Sod or plug
new or damaged lawns.
Correct yellowing (iron defi-
ciency) in Bahia lawns. The green
color will eventually return as the
growth rate slows. Meanwhile
apply a spray of ferrous sulfate
(2 ounces in 3-5 gallons of water
per 1,000 square feet) or a prod-
uct with chelated iron. This will
green-up the yard without encour-
aging excess growth.
Prune and fertilize spring flow-
ering shrubs. Established plants
benefit from several light prunings
early in the spring season. Prun-
ing, coupled with fertilization,
will produce full, well-branched
Watch for signs of turf in-
sects; treat if necessary. Chinch
Bugs attack St. Augustine lawns
and cause brownish dry patches.
Sunny areas of the lawn usually
are attacked first. Mole crickets
breaststroke through the soil, dam-
aging grass roots. Sod webworms
feed at night by chewing grass in
concentrated areas (Note: Webs in
the lawn indicate harmless spiders,
not webworms). To test for the
presence of these pests: Add 11/
ounces of dishwashing detergent
(lemon-scented is best) to a 2-gal-
lon sprinkling can full of water and
drench a 2 foot by 2 foot area of
lawn. Observe the area for about
two minutes. If present, chinch
bugs, caterpillars or mole crick-
ets will be flushed to the surface.
Treat the affected area and a 5-foot
buffer around it. It is not necessary
to spray the entire lawn.
Spray cucumbers, squash and
melons. Both powdery and downy
mildew diseases severely affect
plants in the Cucurbit family.
Leaves look scalded and progres-
sively die. Preventative sprays of
fungicides labeled for these dis-
eases are recommended.
Control thrips on gardenia,
roses and gladiolus. Flower thrips
cause bud drop and discoloration
of the petals. Spray every 7 to 10
days with any insecticide labeled
for thrips on that particular plant.
Sidedress vegetable plants
with fertilizer. Two or three appli-
cations of fertilizer are desirable
during the growing season unless
a slow release fertilizer was origi-
nally applied. Apply 1 to 2 pounds
of 6-6-6 or 6-8-8 or similar fertil-
izer per 100 feet or row.
Fertilize outdoor potted plants.
Soluble fertilizers should be ap-
plied frequently during the spring
and summer months. Or a slow re-
lease fertilizer, such as Osmocote
can be applied once or twice dur-
ing the season.
Celebrate National Arbor Day.
The last Friday in April is Na-
tional Arbor Day. Plant a tree or
palm. Dig the planting hole at least
width of the root ball. Position the
plant at the same depth (or slightly
higher) than it was growing in the
pot or ground. Remove all wraps
from the root ball. Backfill the
hole with soil and water as you go.
Mulch well and water again. Stake
For more details on the follow-
ing, call your local Extension
office or visit the University of
Florida's publication website:
Thursday, April 8
3 p.m. Boys' Varsity Tennis @ Sickles HS
3 p.m. Girls' Varsity Tennis vs. Sickles High School
Friday, April 9
6 p.m. Boys' Varsity Track @ Brandon HS
7 p.m. Girls' Varsity Softball vs. Tampa Bay Tech HS
7 p.m. Boys' Varsity Baseball vs. Tampa Bay Tech HS
Monday, April 19
7 p.m. Girls' Varsity Football vs. Brandon HS
Tuesday, April 20
7 p.m. Boys' Varsity Baseball @ Wharton High School
Thursday, April 22
7 p.m. Girls' Varsity Football vs. Freedom HS, Tampa
APRIL 8, 2010
22 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER
0 Continued from page 1 by Pulte during the last c
first builder. Long time local Re- Dolenga pointed out. In 2'
altors still refer to the farsighted the housing market contir
innovations built into the early prolonged contraction, Pu
homes designated with the Del quired the Centex Corp<
Webb name and one of his design also a high-profile player
numbers. And, in honor of the pio- Florida residential devel(
neering developer, two of the SCC front. Centex, like Del We
internal streets carry the Del Webb become a very visible "mei
name. the Pulte family," Dolenga
The name, however, no longer A "grand opening" obse
is associated solely with SCC. now is being planned at
There's a newcomer in the neigh- shore Falls during the May
borhood and bearing the moniker 9 weekend, Dolenga addec
proudly. Though considerably memorating the rebrandin
smaller and much younger, Del the Del Webb name and c
Webb Southshore Falls at Apollo of a model center.
Beach aims for the same market C 2010 Melody Jameson
with similar ambiance.
Southshore Falls is a gated, 800-
unit residential community for
"the active adult" 50 years of age
or older being developed by Pulte
Homes on the west side of U.S. 41, THE OBSERVER NE
according to Valerie Dolenga, the _'_
national level builder's spokesper- .
son based in Houston, Texas. Its
specialties are one and two-story
single family homes as well as
villa style dwellings. They range
from a three- bedroom-plus-den
floor plan in 2,278 square feet on
two floors to a two bedroom, two
bath villa, including a den in 1,448
square feet. Price points for a se-
lection of models in both configu-
rations currently range between
$205,000 and $140,000.
Approximately half of the pro-
jected total number of homes have
been built and sold since ground
was broken for Southshore Falls
in 2007, Dolenga said. Given the
same development pace, build-out
could be attained in 2013.
The development also features
a 20,000-square-foot amenities
center offering a variety of activi-
ties and recreational facilities, she
added. There are both indoor and
outdoor swimming pools, plus a
fitness center, an internet caf6, ar-
rangements for arts and crafts, card Sidebar
games and similar activities. i
Unlike SCC where residents pay Pick a page! I
an annual Community Association
membership fee currently pegged ad can appea
at about $250 and entitling them to either side of
use of the large activities campus- page. It measu
es, Southshore Falls homeowners
become members of a homeown- 180 pixels wide
ers' association and pay monthly 180 pixels tall. i
fees in the $100 to $300 neighbor-
hood, Dolenga said. are Statiom
Pulte acquired the Del Webb full color, a
Corporation in 2001, Dolenga linkai
noted, adding that during the en- $25 l
suing decade the company has
branded about 60 of its retirement per w
communities nationwide with the 4 week minim
high profile name. A number of
retiree centers carrying the Del ...add a 2nd ad
Webb name are scattered across
the southern tier of the country S15
from California to the Carolinas, I per w
plus two in the mid-west snow belt
near Chicago, she noted. Some ....a 3rd ad
carry the "Sun City" titling while 10
others have been named individu- p
ally, consistent, for example, with
their locations such as with South- .and a 4th ad
The very first Sun City was .
initiated by Del Webb himself in per w
Arizona more than 50 years ago,
preceding the local Sun City Cen- All ads must rut
ter by a short time In fact, his- the same ti
stories of this area recount that his
Florida development also would
have been dubbed simply "Sun
City" had it not been for the small,
older settlement by the same name
located south of the Little Mana-
tee River. The "center" was added
to "Sun City" in order to distin-
guish between the two, but often Call
is dropped in casual conversation
to the chagrin of knowledgeable
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New sewer installation
* Continued from page 1
ing to such municipal services and
determined to stave off any en-
croaching new development.
The issues were raised last week
when about 20 residents met with
county staff for an informational
exchange at the University of
Florida's Gulf Coast Agricultural
Research Center east of Balm.
The project consists of laying
24-inch wastewater transmission
pipe along the south side of C.R.
672, about four feet underground
either in the road right-of-way
or through easements granted by
some owners of property abutting
the two-lane pavement, accord-
ing to Kevin Moran, professional
engineer and wastewater planner
in Hillsborough's Water Resource
The pipe installation between the
Balm-Riverview Road at the east-
ern end and U.S. 301 at the west-
ern end a distance of 3.5 miles
- is budgeted at a total cost of
$3.5 million. There are no lift sta-
tions nor treatment plants planned
or part of the project, Moran said.
Residents and other drivers along
that section of C.R. 672 will begin
to see preliminary activities along
the roadside which will not disrupt
traffic in the next week or so, said
John Killian, project construction
However, within about a month
dirt will be turned and the heavy
work of pipe installation will get
underway, he added. This part of
the project will require closing
C.R. 672 to all traffic along the in-
stallation route between 9:30 PM
and 5:30 AM, Killian said. Sher-
iff's deputies will be stationed at
both the eastern and western ter-
minus points to assist if any resi-
dents along the route must leave or
return to the area during the hours
of closure, the construction man-
ager added. The deputies also will
help redirect any non-resident traf-
fic during the night time hours.
In addition, large, lighted mes-
sage boards will be posted at ap-
propriate points providing infor-
mation about road closures and
re-openings, plus close coordina-
tion with emergency services will
be maintained, Killian noted.
The installation work requiring
road closure is scheduled entirely
at night, he added. There are no
plans to close C.R. 672 for any
prolonged period of time during
the day and customary traffic in
the area is expected to continue
during the day.
Although numerous residential
and institutional/industrial drive-
ways connect with C.R. 672, only
one side road McGrady links
directly with the county road. Kil-
lian acknowledged that McGrady
will have to be closed for a short
time perhaps a few hours as
the sewer line is installed under
it. Precisely when McGrady will
be closed is not yet determined,
he added. All driveway entrances
and culverts under them will be re-
turned to standard after the sewer
line is installed, Killian said.
The construction manager also
said this week he does not yet know
whether the pipe laying will begin
at the eastern or western ends, or at
some point in between. The work
performance contract cites a 250-
day or approximately eight-month
project, he added, but may well be
completed in less time.
However, it was neither the proj-
ect length nor the road closure at
night that concerned Marcella
O'Steen, president of the Balm
Civic Association. Instead, it is
extension of an urban service into
the rural area, putting into place
infrastructure that could be capi-
talized upon by some developer in
O'Steen pointed out that extend-
ing the sewer line into a rural area
"could help facilitate premature
development and conversion of ru-
ral land to urban sprawl by making
infrastructure available to future
developers." Such a circumstance
could mean "developers would
not have to shoulder the cost by
paying impact fees; we taxpayers
would have already paid for it,
even though we don't want it," she
She went on to emphasize that
Plan allows for septic systems and
water wells in rural areas a situa-
tion treasured by citizens who have
intentionally moved to the more
rural sections of the county such as
Balm and neither value nor want
to pay for urban services. "There
is no need to be extending infra-
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structure out here at this time," she
declared, "no need at all."
Moran acknowledged that about
2.5 miles of the transmission line
will be in the rural area, east of
and beyond the existing urban ser-
vices boundary. However, he em-
phasized that the new force main
sewer line is "not going to lead
to development in and of itself."
Nor is it a reaction to prospective
growth near Balm, he added, but
rather "is needed to move waste-
water around." Growth in the
South County region has led to
need for managing sewage flow
but the situation is not related to
any growth along C.R. 672, he in-
dicated. In fact, he added, at one
point, a treatment plant near the
Southeast Landfill east of Balm on
C.R. 672 was considered, but the
concept has been completely re-
moved from consideration.
Killian noted that inevitably
"hiccups" will occur as the project
progresses, but added that "we will
do everything possible to make it
easier for residents and those driv-
ing the route ." The project man-
ager said he expects "to be onsite
quite a bit" during the course of
the installation and asked that any-
one with questions or encounter-
ing problems contact him directly
on his cell phone, 813/334-8720.
He also said he wants to maintain
open communications with the
community through its civic asso-
ciation throughout the project.
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In addition to deputies stationed along CR 672, large, lighted mes-
sage boards will be posted at appropriate points providing infor-
mation about road closures and re-openings. The installation work
requiring road closure is scheduled entirely at night.
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Til Hagen speaks to a group at the South Shore Regional Library in
* Continued from page 1 8
Group, where she heard that "the
way you think can alter the way
your life goes; your mentality cre-
ates your reality; and that all the
events of today have been created
by your thoughts and beliefs of the
Til said it was during that period
that she began looking forward to
each new day, even with all its un-
certainties, instead of "peeking at
life from under the bed."
She gives two different programs;
one is the story of her life, and the
other (which is also the subject of
her courses at Community Church
College in Sun City Center and her
workshops and seminars) is about
applying the inspirational princi-
ples that saved her life.
"I love to use lots of humor," she
said. "None of this 'poor me' stuff.
I like to start every talk with 'What
if?' Like, "What if you could get
rid of all the unwanted baggage
you carry in your life,' or 'What if
you could mend relationships with
family members,' or 'Wake up ev-
ery day with a positive attitude,'
or 'What if you have a dream that
Her talks usually last about 30
minutes, she said, but she is able to
do shorter, or longer ones, if asked.
Older people often think they
can't change their lives, but Til
teaches them how. After working
with children earlier in life she is
happy working with seniors in and
around Sun City Center but says
she is ready to spread out to groups
around the Tampa Bay area and be-
In her spare time Til volunteers at
the Mary and Martha House shelter
in Ruskin for abused and homeless
women and their children and she
is also hired by shelter staff to give
workshops that raise their clients'
April 12 she will be giving a staff
workshop there as well.
"I enjoy working with all age
groups," Til told me. "I love to talk
about the things that brought me out
of my fears. Beliefs that enabled
me to have a real and rich life."
Til's metaphysical thinking isn't a
denominational religion, although it
can be applied by people of any re-
ligion, she said. "You can say God,
or the Universe, or the Universal
Mind if you like. We are all a part
of something larger than ourselves,
and we have the ability to tap into
that something," she said.
Til is a member of the local Toast-
master's International Club; a li-
censed Life Coach; an associate of
the National Speakers Association,
and a member of the Professional
She may be reached on her Web
site, www.tilhagan.com; by email
at email@example.com or by tele-
phone at (813) 633-2832.
*Perhaps you have something
you'd like to share. Or maybe you'd
rather tell the community about
your favorite charity or cause: or
sound off about something you
think needs change. That's what
"Over Coffee" is about. It really
doesn't matter whether we actually
drink any coffee or not (although I
probably v i!!, It's what you have
to say that's important. E-mail me
any time at penny@observemews.
net and suggest a meeting place.
No matter what's going on, I'm
usually available to share just one
Til Hagen of Kings Point in Sun
City Center never planned to be-
come a Life Coach, inspirational
speaker or workshop leader, but
her life experiences have taken
her on a journey that is now en-
abling her to help others in new
ways. The former special educa-
tion teacher is enjoying her new-
found talents locally and hopes
to branch out to other areas of
Tampa Bay and beyond.
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At St. John the Divine Episcopal
Churchs' 4th Annual Golf Outing
on March 27, over 200 pounds of
food were collected for missions
and ministries. Each golfing par-
ticipant brought in a donated item
of non-perishable food for the
Many people from the church
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tion, the needy, its final destiny
Game Day planned
Sisterhood's April Meeting on
Tuesday, April 13 will be a Game
Day from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the
Henry Gibson Social Hall.
Sisterhood members and friends
are invited for an afternoon of their
favorite games and snacks. Bring
bridge table and cards, mahjongg,
dominoes, or games for your
group. $5 per person, check made
out to Beth Israel Sisterhood, to re-
serve a place. Send by April 7 to
Jean Aronson, 302 Lattitude Place
Apollo Beach, FL 33572. Call
Jean at 938-3118 for more infor-
Trio to perform
The Manhattan Piano Trio will
perform at the final Fine Arts
Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April
11 at St. Andrew Presbyterian
Church, Sun City Center.
Tickets are $9 at the door or
at the church office at 1239 Del
For more information, call Judy
Voorhees at 642-8125.
VOTF to meet
The Tampa Bay Affiliate of
Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) will
meet from 1:30 to 3:30 on Mon-
day, April 12 at Our Lady of Gua-
dalupe Mission, 16550 Hwy. 301
Meeting will include a video
message by Fr. Donald Cozzens,
as well an examination of the
growing worldwide Church abuse
crisis in Europe.
Has the present Pope been fatally
compromised? Open discussion.
All are welcome -- bring a friend.
For more information, con-
tact Larry at 634-9904 or larry_
Believe in me
The United Methodist Church of
Sun City Center will be presenting
the movie "Believe in Me" Friday,
April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at 1210 W. Del
Webb Blvd. Light refreshments
will be served at 6 p.m. 813-634-
K- 1m 1, M
Back row: Ysidro Matias, Wanda Roberts, Willie T Holman
Front Row: Reecie Ward, Mary Martin, Pastor Lewis Brady and Lexy
New Beginnings Fellowship holds spring hog
The congregation of New Beginnings Fellowship came together on
Sunday, March 21 for the annual Spring Hog Killin'. For the past sev-
eral months the congregation has been "fattening up their piggy banks"
to bring to market. The 14 participants raised over $600 which will be
used to help pay for the church insurance.
s CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional 11:15 a.m. Big BendRd.
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m. .
Pastor Jack R. Palzer P
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach A
(acrossfromMiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 N 1
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
Growing by Faith from Generation to Generation
Rev. Tracy H. Wider Church Office 813-645-1521
SUNDAY SERVICES: 9 am Contemporary Service and Sunday School
at West Campus, S.R. 674 and 9th Street SE, Ruskin
8 am Traditional Service and 11 am Holy Communion with Choir at East Campus
at 1015 Del Webb Blvd., SCC
All Worship Services with Holy Communion and Healing Holy Oil
Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (Behind Suntrust Bank)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: (Nov.-April ............................. 8:30 a.m. Day Care Available
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.
SPhone: 645-1241 Sunday School....................... 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL33573-5354
Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, Pastor 634-1292
Saturday Worship: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion....First & Third Sunday Bible Class...Thursday 10 am, Guests Welcome
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Ruskin Sun City Center (813) 645-6102
204 Second St. N.W, Ruskin, Florida 33570
Sunday Service Sunday School ........................................... 10 AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting ............................................. 5 PM
Reading Room Tuesday & Thursday................................ 1- 4 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com
FfRST BAPTIST CHU RCH L
'7w 820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
RUSKIN, FL 33570
t i 11 "^ffA www.fbcruskin.org
Sl A Resource for Families
Sunday School............................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship............8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Dr. Barry Rumsey
Evening Service...........................6:00 p.m. CHRISTAN SCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana.............................................7:00 p.m. GRADE
Shown L to K: Lean MlcKlatcher, Linda wnltt, Doris Kagland, Ulaire
Hadley, Betty Uber, and Phyllis Butner.
NCWS pianists present checks
Five of the seven pianists for NCWS (Nondenominational Christian
Worship Services) presented checks totaling $1285 to Doris Ragland,
center, President of Samaritan Services. The donations were from
the love offerings for March. Mrs. Butner said, "NCWS is thank-
ful for the opportunity to be able to provide some financial support
to Samaritan Services." Not pictured: pianists Nancy Harris and
1 Prienlship B4ptist Church Sunday WEEKLY SERVICES
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ...................... Bible Study
1511 Ranco r. 11 a.m. .................... Bible Study
1511 El Rancho D10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship
Sun City Center, FL 33573
I' 813-633-5950 6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue
1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396
There is no sight more fearful than ignorance in action.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Where God's Love is Shared"
U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645.1121 www.nbcor.org S
Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM SBC
Morning Worship 10:45 AM Wanted: People Who Want to Grow
Evening Worship 6:00 PM and Live for Jesus!
Full Wednesday Schedule for all ages
North River Church of Christ
13885 U.S. Hwy 301 South
(Just South of the Manatee County Line)
Minister: Howard Johnson Office 941-776-1134
Services: Sunday 10:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm O ce 9 -
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776
First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We lovTbecause He firgt loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *M morning Worship 10:30A.M.
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle Abni u Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
\Gibsonton. FL 33534 813-677-1301J
Welcome & Ae EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
SERVICES: Sunday........................ 9:30 & 10:30 a.m .; 6:00 p.m ..
PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573
Phone: 634-2328 Fax: 633-6670
Masses: Sunday........... .................................................. 8:00, 10:00 AM, Noon
Saturday Vigil.................................................. 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Daily........................ ............... ......... 8:00 AM
www.popcc.org Confessions: Monday Friday 7:30am, Saturday 8:30am and 3:00pm
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New members welcomed
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church welcomes ten new members. In
front row is Marge Cotner, Patti Grabowski, Evelyn McLean, Pat
Boyles, Shirley Carroll; in back row is Roy Cotner, Bruce Petrie, An-
drew McLean Ben Boyles, and Don Crescent.
Meet the board
The Trinity Baptist Church board gathers for one of their monthly
meetings. The board members are Mary Ware, Treasurer; Linda
Schmierer, Deaconess Chairman; Dr. Ron Churchill, Senior Pastor;
Bill Reeves, Church Chairman; Larry Jessup, Deacon Chairman;
Jim Conners, Trustee Chairman; and Judy Schafer, Clerk. For more
information about the church, call 634.4228.
A spiritual home where you can come as you
are, be yourself, and find God in your own
way. We are a fellowship that encourages
spirituality rather than "religion."
SSunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Beth Israel's Social Hall
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL
www.unitycommunityofjoy.com Tel. 813-298-7745
t THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
INVITES YOU TO THE SERVICES NOW WORSHIPPING IN THE "CHAPEL"
AT SUN CITY CENTER FUNERAL HOME 10:30 AM ON SUNDAYS
NO CREED...BUT CHRIST
NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE
1851 RICKENBACKER DRIVE 813-938-4955
Minister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL
QjairedorJeos/ GC urcof cunC Gi/ Cenler
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
S Worship Services:
\ Saturday................. 4:00 p.m. Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
Sunday....................8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m.- Creason Hall (The Oasis)
F i 10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
i Fellowship time ... T i ..... i '1, I r .... 10:15am. and 11 a.m. in Creason Hall
jf) odf'ove un.S( CC"i MC.com
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
I Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
J& wholeness during worship the second Sunday
of every month.
A Stephen Pastor: Dr. Gerald Iwerks
Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible
For Information visit:
Happiness is the topic
On April 8 Bob Johnson, a UU Fellowship Member will present "Hap-
piness" and the Dali Lama.
The program begins at 7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome. For informa-
tion, call 813-633-2349. Coffee and conversation starts at 7:00pm, in the
Social Hall at 1115 Del Web, East, Sun City Center.
On April 15 Dr. Dave Oliver will lead the Unitarian Universalist Fel-
lowship program on "Sacredness". He will discuss sacredness in the
changes of childhood growth and also in the changes of agedness? Can
we see transformations of nature that appear violent and destructive to
also be creatively gentle in new fertility and life? How do we perceive
the transformations wrought by our decisions in the now and later be-
yond our knowing? Dr. Dave Oliver will facilitate with a poem. Coffee
and conversation starts at 7:00pm, April 15, in the Social Hall at 1115
Del Web, East, Sun City Center. The program begins at 7:30 pm. Visi-
tors are welcome. For information, call 813-633-2349.
How spring feasts reveal things today
Sound the Shofar meeting will be held April 11 at 2 pm in Community
Room, SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin.
Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries International will be teaching
how the spring feasts of the Lord reveal things for us today. His desire is
to reveal the heart of the Father. David resides in Brandon with his wife
and three children. It's free and open to the public. For information call
Upcoming events at United Community
Tuesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm, the South Shore Concert Band, Ed-
win Nawrock, Conducting, will present their Spring Concert. It will be
held at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City
Center. No reservations or tickets are required. There will be a free-will
offering to benefit the Music Department.
Friday, April 30 is the last Keenagers Dinner of the 2009-2010 Sea-
son. The doors open at 5:15 p.m., featuring a family style dinner at 6:00
p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Charlie Stanford. Tickets will
be available after the 10:00 am Sunday worship service and cost $14 per
person. For more information call Dan Patch at 813-634-3043.
New Member Orientation is on Tuesday, May 4 and 11 at 4:00 pm.
Are you interested or do you know someone who is interested in join-
ing a Church Family? A person can join as a member or as an associate
member if they would like to maintain an "Out-of-State" membership.
For more information call the church office at 813-634-1304.
Center for Restoration Ministries
"Restoring the broken through the Word of God"
ERVICES: Worship Service.................. Sunday 11 a.m.
Bible Study.................... Wednesday 7 p.m. N
301 1st Street NE Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-7779
a, t if ti it,. *i,,'.; ,il.., ,n Pastors Teresa & Freddie Roberts, Sr
Ruskin Church of Christ
Don White, Minister 813-361-1415
Sunday Bible Enrichment...................... ...................... 10:00 a.m.
W worship .............................................................................. ........... 11:00 a.m .
Iglesia De Dios Puerta Abierta
Open Door Church of God
Pastor Jose C. Pifia 813-645-3813 813-285-8245
Domingo (Sunday) Estudio Biblico (Bible Study) ............................. 6:00 p.m.
Servicio De Adoracion (Worship/ Praise Service).............................. 7:00 p.m.
Miercoles (Wed.) Servicio De Oracion (Prayer Service) ................. 7:00 p.m.
Both Churches at this Location: 611 2nd Ave. NW, Ruskin, FL 33570
~svi~PJS BAPTIST CHURCH
Preaching the WoWd BAPTISTCHURCH
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
(4 miles south of Ruskin)
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
C OvIINCOMUITY INVITED
BIBLE STUDY 9:30 AM
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:55 AM
SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE 7:00 PM
ADULTS, YOUTH, CHILDREN
For information, call 645-4085 Monday-Thursday
Saint JAnne Catholi Chuatch
Fr. John McEvoy
U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- .I I., Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
Saturday Vigil M ass.................................................................... 5:00 p.m .
Sunday M ass............................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.
Holy Days....................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Daily ......................................................... M onday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.
Espatol................................ Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:00 p.m.
Confession.............................Wednesday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
Jeanette L. Bradford
Jeanette L. Bradford, 78, of Sun City
Center passed away March 31, 2010.
She is survived by her husband Bob
Bradford; daughter Susan Moore; sons
Thomas Moore, Kenneth Bradford and
Jeanette was an artist of all fields. She
was Elk of the Year, kitchen manager,
and trustee of Ruskin Elk Lodge.
Jeanette also cooked for Women's
Club Moose and Eagles of Ruskin. She
will be loved and missed by all.
Arrangements were made by
Zipperer's Funeral Home.
Lawrence W. Brown
Lawrence W. Brown, 68, of Enola, PA
and Sun City Center, FL died at home
in Pennsylvania on Friday, March 26,
2010. He was the beloved husband
of Judith A. Brown, to whom he was
married for 41 years.
Larry was born on July 17, 1941 in
Harrisburg, PA to the late Lawrence
L. and Ruth Church Brown. He was a
1959 graduate of Cumberland Valley
High School and received his BS in
Math and Science from Shippensburg
University. There he became one of the
original "computer nerds". Larry shared
his love and knowledge of technology
with anyone who ever needed help.
Larry worked at IBM for 20 years in
Kingston, NY and later Charlotte, NC.
In 1984, he moved back to PA to take
over as President of L. L. Brown, Inc.,
a machining facility founded by his
father. He retired in 2002, dividing his
time between Sun City Center, FL and
Larry was an original member of the
rescue squad in Woodstock, New York.
He had a passion for skiing and was
a patrolman for 35 years in New York,
Vermont and finally Ski Roundtop in
PA. He was an instrument rated pilot
and avid golfer. He was a member of
the Carlisle Country Club in Carlisle,
PA. He was also a member of the
First United Methodist Church and
the Eureka Masonic Lodge #302 in
After moving to Florida, Larry became
very active in the golfing community.
He was a member of the Renaissance/
Sandpiper Golf Club. He was also a
member of the SCC Performing Arts
Club and was involved with the design
and installation of the sound and video
systems during the recent renovation of
the Rollins Theater. He also belonged
to the Kings Point Amateur Radio Club
and the Triple Creek Model Airplane
In addition to his wife Judy, he is
survived by daughter Tara and husband
W. Brett Novosat of Enola, PA; son
Kenneth and wife Tawnia of Partlow,
VA; brother Howard and wife Virginia
of Shippensburg, PA and 2 beautiful
They will celebrate Larry's life on
Sunday, April 11, 2010; at 2pm at the
First United Methodist Church, 135
West Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg,
PA 17055. An additional memorial
service will be held in Florida at a later
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home &
Crematory, Inc., 219 North Hanover
Street, Carlisle is in charge of the
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation,
12902 Magnolia Drive, UTC-FOUND,
Tampa, FL 33612 (www.moffitt.org) or
to the charity of your choice.
To sign the guest book visit www.
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Open house BUS TOUR in Sun City Center, Kings Point & Aston Gardens on
FRIDAY & SATURDAY CALL FOR RESERVATIONS (813) 634-5517.
April 9 & 10 lam- 3pm
At Sun City Center
& The Courtyards
$574,900-319 Noble Faire Dr
$400,000-2023 Pebble Bch Blvd S
$385,000-2305 Platinum Dr
$285,000-2017 Pebble Bch Blvd S
$269,900-1921 East View Dr
$250,000-2103 Platinum Dr
$250,000-1115 Opal Ln
$239,000-1007 Regal Manor Wy
$219,000-1910 New Bedford Dr
$219,000-1338 Emerald Dunes Dr
$215,000-2026 Prestancia Ln
$210,000-708 Winterbrooke Wy
$200,000-2027 Pebble Bch Blvd N
$188,000-610 Allegheny Dr
$179,900-2325 Del Webb Blvd E
$179,000-220 Linger Ln
$175,000-1209 Emerald Dunes Dr
$175,000-228 Linger Ln
$161,500-2326 Emerald Lake Dr
$159,000-1701 Bryn Mawr Ave
$155,000-1817 Columbine PI
$150,000-2336 Emerald Lake Dr
$149,000-627 Ft Duquesna Dr
$125,000-611 Ojai Ave
$125,000-1814 Granville Ln
$120,000-901 Hacienda Dr
$115,000-645 Fort Duquesna Dr
$115,000-101 Kenley Wy
$114,900-1520 Del Webb Blvd W
$113,000-202 Strongbow Ct
$109,900-677 Allegheny Dr
$105,000-663 Allegheny Dr
$105,000-1702 Del Webb Blvd W
$100,000-634 Oakmont Ave
$95,000-905 Augusta Dr
$93,000-1811 Allegheny Dr
$55,000-1904 Canterbury Ln
*$189,900-1109 Corinth Grns Dr
*$149,000-752 McDaniel St
*$145,000-1104 New Winsor Lp
*$135,000-527 Princeton Grns Ct
*$122,500-779 Masterpiece Dr
*$122,000-2323 Lancaster Dr
*$115,500-820 McCallister Ave
*$109,900-2327 Del Webb Blvd W
*$104,900-1310 Leland Dr
*$98,500-2526 Lancaster Dr
*$94,900-2140 Acadia Grns Dr
*$79,900-2005 Halidom Wy
*$60,000-304 Kelsey Wy
*$49,000-2120 Hereford Dr
*$45,000-102 Cambridge Trl #234
Dr Don Carr
Barb & Phil DiRosario
Karen Vancil & Steve StPierre
Barb & Phil DiRosario
Bob & Mary Ann Pasquarello
Dr Don Carr
Barb & Phil DiRosario
Barb & Phil DiRosario
Barb & Phil DiRosario
Barb & Phil DiRosario
Bob & Mary Ann Pasquarello
Dr Don Carr
Dr Don Carr
Barb & Phil DiRosario
April 10 & 11
$599,000-6712 Surfside Blvd
$94,000-113 St Thomas Cir-Ed Nove
*$91,000-1923 Bayou Dr
$53,000-1672 Moonracker Dr
*$14,000-2821 Gulf City Rd #133
$13,900-1312 Quarterdeck Ln
$179,900-11803 Cedarfield Dr
$65,000-10837 El Paso
$52,500-10834 El Paso
Barb & Phil DiRosario
*Indicates these houses will be open upon request
only, please call for details or stop by our office to be
accompanied by one of our expert Realtors.
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Sun City Center
6542 US Hwy 41 N
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Strawberries. You pick. Monday thru
Saturday 8am-4pm. Sunday noon-4pm.
4 quarts $1. Prevatt Farms, SR 674
east to Grange Hall Loop, turn south
3/4 miles on right. Bring containers.
U-Pick Strawberries. 2910 Gulf City
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River, 1 st light take right 2 miles on left.
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& Sunday 9am-4pm. Come get these
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Bring your own containers. Info. call
Oliver & Company
& all your in home pet care needs.
813-767-7225. Licensed, bonded,
insured. Member of Pet Sitters Interna-
tional. References available
Free to loving home a good natured
female red nosed pit, found on Stephens
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310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana
St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41,1 block
north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday thru
Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture,
lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
ton. 813-671-0036 to donate
Everything for everyone. Clothes, fur-
niture, toys, small appliance Saturday,
April 10. 7:30am-2pm. 8208 Carriage
Point Dr., Gibsonton. (off Symmes Rd)
Multi family yard sale. Caloosa Creek
Court, SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon
PANTS & SHORTS
BUY 1, GET 1
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
Minister& ofrCavary Lutheran Church
310 ESTATE SALES
Your home will be staged for
best results. Working in
Sun City Center for 23 years.
Please feel free to call about
the sale or its contents.
or Eve: 633-1173
WE BUY ESTATES
in the Sun City area or
take consignments on
your ENTIRE HOUSE
We also come and pick it up!!
310 GARAGE/YARD SALES
303 Sedgewick Ct., SCC. Friday &
Saturday. Cook books, records, kitchen
things, Mary Kay. Something for ev-
Yard sale. April 10, 8am-lpm. 1419
Murillo Loop, Ruskin. Washer, dryer, fur-
niture, household goods, clothes, toys,
tools, bar nostalgia, mini refrig.
The Villages at Cypress Creek annual
community garage sale. (LaPaloma,
Montero Court, Villa d'Este & Ventana)
Community located on Cypress Village
Blvd. Off SR 674. Saturday, April 10,
8am-noon. Rain date April 17th. Home
decor, office equipment, patio & home
furniture, garden tools, etc.
Clean-out storage unit & house. Too
many items to list. Must sell. Thursday,
Friday & Saturday. 2004 El Rancho
Big yard sale. April 10, 8am-? 1112 W.
Shell Point Rd. Furniture, collectibles,
clothing (children, teens & adults) &
2 family yard sale. 410 & 411 12th St.
SW, Ruskin. Saturday, 4/10, 8am-2pm.
Check out all our items.
Yard sale. 5527 Hillsborough St.,
Wimauma (off 7th St.) Follow signs. 4
families. Collectible cars & knives, misc.,
scaffolding & large jacks. Saturday
New Summer Hours:
T-F 9 to 4:30 Sat 9 to 3:30
beginning April 19
Large Variety of Clothing, Furniture,
Accessories, Collectables, Art,
Books and Plenty of Bargains!
Many more items and most furniture
discounted as much as 50% off
Please call (813) 645-5255
1311 3rd St. NE Ruskin
(Behind St. Anne Church
& Next to Kennco Mfg.)
Sale. Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
8am-3pm. Clean mattress, books, Ken-
more dryer, handmade quilts, ceramics,
toaster oven much more. 712 Sahara
Yard sale. 716 Johnson Dr., Ruskin. Lots
of tools. Friday & Saturday, 7am-4pm.
Yard sale. Friday & Saturday, 4/9 & 4/10,
2207 Pleasant View Ave., Bayou Pass,
Fabulous garage sale. 10912 Sailbrooke
Dr., Summerfield. Clothes, shoes, bags,
jewelry, dishes, etc. Saturday, April 10,
312 ESTATE SALES
Big Estate Sale
309 Carlyle Blvd., Ruskin. 413-883-
6148. April 9 & 10, 8am-2pm. April
11, 9am-noon. Antiques, furniture,
glassware, art work, collectibles, archi-
tectural salvage, outdoor lamps, yard
decor, lawn furniture, tiles, plywood
sheets, tools, lawn mower, big TV,
craft supplies, kiln, stainglass, books,
vintage linens, Native American dress.
Too much to list.
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$18 for 6 mo
New & Gently Used Furniture
BUY & SELL
Daily Trips to SCC
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
6819 U.S. 301 S., Riverview
Contents include: Nice
Antique Oak Wheelchair
(F.D.R. Era), Misc. Wheelchairs
(3), Red Merits Scooter, Arts &
Crafts and Jewelry Making
Kits, Euro Sleep Adjustable
Bed (Queen), Bedroom
Furniture, La-Z-Boy Rocker
Recliner, Beautiful Ladies' Lift
Chair, Dining Room/Kitchen
Table w/Chairs, Trundel Day
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Textures), TVs, Household,
Garage & Misc. Items,
Looking Forward to
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SAME SIDE OF SALE DUE TO
310 ESTATE SALES
'99 Cadillac DeVille, 32,000 Miles, Dinette
Table w/Chairs, Stanley Sofaw/Matching
Loveseat, Swivel Rockers, China Cabinet,
Antique Floor Lamp, Loveseat/Sleeper, Tea
Cart, Electric Baldwin Organ, TVs, Henry Link
Armoire, Full Bedroom Suite, Henry Link
Entertainment Center, Brass Full Bed,
Rocking Chair, Large Fostoria Collection,
Fiesta, Lenox, Lofton Cut Glass, Vintage
Jewelry, Books & Photos, Coins & Old Paper
Money, 1920s Sketch Pads, Military Items,
Billy Pate Fly Reel, Lots of Artwork,
Household, Kitchen & Misc. Items.
Ist St S.W.
360 GOLF CARTS
We buy golf carts, any condition. We pay
top dollar for used carts, running or not.
Same day pickup. 813-300-0114
Bogey Bill's G f Cars
Club Car EZGO
Complete set of 6 U.S.
6Volt -- $438
8Volt -- $510
12 Volt -$588
(complete set of 4)
+ tax & fees with core exchange
Delivery & Installation Extra
2107 College Ave. E (S.R. 674) Ruskin
Apollo Beach Shopping Center
6024 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Apollo Beach
(next to Westshore Pizza)
Maytag white washer & dryer. Brand
new never used. 813-634-3621
360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Char-
gers, parts all related. Ronny's Carts &
Parts. 813-645-4515 or 813-484-9855
@ W.umaCar of Sun City Center
S6 Volt 8 Volt
Complete Set Complete et
*Plustax and applicable *Plus tax and applicable
fees Installed with core fees Installed with core
exchange Exp 4/29/10 I exchange Exp 4/29/10
139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.
Suite 102 (behind CVS Pharmacy)
Sun City Center. FL
14ft Fishing boat, galvanized trailer, flat
bottom, very stable, carpet lined, perfect
for Mangroves. Motor Guide electric mo-
tor, 12V battery. $650 813-645-3621
425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
Little Manatee Outdoor Storage. RV's,
boat's, trailer's. All sizes. 2903 39th
Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-787-8531. www.
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special-
izing in outside storage for RVs, boats &
trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay-
Cars, trucks & Vans. Dead or alive.
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reasonable offer refused. Call Stephen
813-833-7148 or Carolyn 813-645-
7802 for appointment to see the bike.
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511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Mira Bay Villa, 3br/2ba/2cg, gated com-
munity with every amenity for active
life styles. Villa has many upgrades
plus huge walk-in closet glass walk-
in shower. Won't last at $164,900. S
L Real Estate Services, LLC. 813-
Home for sale by owner. 601 4th Ave.,
Ruskin. 4br/2ba, ready to move in.
Newly remodeled kitchen w/ maple
cabinets, all new appliances including
washer /dryer, beds, linens, dishes.
Large lot with fruit trees. Carport, porch,
fireplace. Nice neighborhood. Priced for
quick sell. $135,000. Call for appoint-
1500sf home on large fenced gated lot.
Totally remodeled 2br, w/20x42 pool in
screened lanai. Perfect for entertain-
ing. Located on quiet. Adamsville Rd.,
$169k. S L Real Estate Services, LLC
813-741-3678 or 813-285-7572
porch. 2BR/2BA $64,500.
York In Highgate, IBR/1.5BA annual rental,
furnished orunfurnished. $600 per month.
Stuart on Gloucester, 2BR/2BA. Furnished. Annual
rental at $750 per month.
Sierra in Greenbriar, /22BA, oak floors. Owner
Sierra (1,600 sf), SCC, 2BR/2BA, long or short
APRIL 8, 2010
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
1987 Tahoe park model, 24ft wide X 34ft
long, 2br/2ba. concrete driveway, new
roof. Completely furnished. $33,000.
Ventana 3/2 plus den,
open plan on golf course;
large lanai w/self-
cleaning heated pool,
spa; 3-car; lots of storage.
2004 model, 1950 sq. ft.
Reduced to $269,900
SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA, nice enclosed porch
at level of living room, carport, workshop/
storage shed, double roof. 1 Year new A/C
unit, huge MBR, inside utility, handicap
accessible. Just needs little TLC. $56,500.
OWNER WILL FINANCE this great
2BR/2BA, with substantial down payment.
Bright living area, newer kitchen appliances,
huge MBR & walk-in closet, inside utility,
screen porch with hot tub, carport, roof over,
newA/C and 2 sheds. $75,500.
ANOTHER PERFECT & CLEAN 2BR/2BA,
sold furnished, large MBR & MBA, open &
bright liv/dining room, cooking island & eat-in
space kitchen, large enclosed FL room,
utilitv A tnrana rnm arnm rt $79.500.
555 M.H. FOR SALE
55+ Mobile home for sale. Riverfront
park with dock & boat slip. One bed-
room, carport. $5,000. 813-645-2446
560 M.H. ON LOTS
Mobile home for sale Eastwood Mobile
Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather
For sale 2br/1 ba on private property. Riv-
erview. Owner financing. $550 monthly
Se Habla Espanol. 813-325-5190
565 M.H. IN PARKS
2br/2ba furnished MH for sale. Quiet
park in Ruskin. New washer/ dryer /TV.
Priced to sell. Call 813-235-7113 for
Make an offer on MH on river in 55+
park. Good fishing, activities remodeled.
Furnished, TV, AC. Low lot rent. Call
813-641-1934 or 813-240-9405
610 WATERFRONT RENTALS
The Dolphin House, Apollo Beach,
efficiency apartments on water. Boat
docking /fishing. Pool, laundry. $185
weekly, $185 deposit. No pets. 813-
Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished
condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock.
Quiet community. Seasonal? Long
term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome.
611 HOUSES FOR RENT
Ruskin 3br/1ba house, screened porch
on quiet street. Waterfront. Fish off the
dock. No smoking, no pets. References
please. $450 biweekly $450 security
SCC house for rent. 2br/1.5ba, com-
pletely renovate from inside to outside.
Monthly rent $850 plus security deposit
with yearly lease. Association fees &
lawn maintenance extra. Please call
813-649-1599 for details
Ruskin, quaint 3/2 home for rent on
large lot, front covered porch. Couple
or small family. Monthly rent is $950
with signed lease. Security deposit and
references required. No smoking, no
pets. Please call 813-649-1599.
House for rent. 3 bedrooms. Gibson-
ton area. $175 weekly $500 deposit.
Garbage included. First & last week.
Background check. 813-671-1184
Sun City Center house for rent or sell.
2br/2ba/2cg, good location. Close to all
amenities. Available after April 15. Call
352-557-3525 or 352-217-4057
House for rent in Sun City Center. Spa-
cious 2br/2ba, fully renovated on golf
course/ nature preserve. Yearly rental
612 APTS. FOR RENT
For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly
rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789,
813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896
613 CONDOS FOR RENT
Apollo Beach, one bedroom, 1 bath. Re-
frigerator, range, dishwasher. Available
now. 813-645-4145 or 813-642-0681
Kings Point gated adult community $725
includes water sewage, 3 cable TVs.
pool, health club, workshops. Fully fur-
Kings Point 2br/2ba. furnished, new car-
pet. Will pay $1,000 referral. Seasonally
or yearly. Available immediately. From
$695. Dave 631-807-9242
1br/1.5ba 55+ gated community, Kings
Point in SCC. Full use of recreational
facilities. Fully furnished. $600 monthly,
annual lease. 813-633-8083
Kings Point, 2br/2ba, 55+. Unfurnished/
furnished. Lanai, appliances. $750
monthly, annual lease includes water,
cable, recreational/ fitness facility. 813-
620 ROOMS FOR RENT
Wimauma, want to live in a country
setting that's clean, safe & quiet. No
alcohol or drugs. $385 per month. nicely
furnished room includes all utilities and
basic cable. 813-503-4592
630 M.H. RENTALS
Ruskin 2br/lba mobile home on quiet
street. Waterfront, fish off dock. Utilities
included. No smoking, no pets. Best
suited for single person or couple. Refer-
ences needed. Rent $185 weekly plus
$300 deposit. 813-363-6001
For Rent: Clean
Mobile Homes With
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US 41. Call 813-927-2065
For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near
shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-
8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896
645 OFFICE SPACE
We will not be underpriced!
Prices starting at
*250 per month
646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
Garage & mini storage rooms for rent.
Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton.
680 ADULT/CHILD CARE
Live in companion, assist you with clean-
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813-965-1114 or 941-713-1754
HHA/ caregiver provider. Companion/
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trained & qualified. Flexible hours. Call
Ron's Cleaning Service
Quality housecleaning with integrity.
Call for free estimate. 7days a week.
Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured,
bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo
Beach, Sun City Center.
Flat rate $75, full clean
Cindy's Bucket of Bubbles
Cleaning Service. Affordable, de-
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estimates 20% off first cleaning. 813-
Home /office cleaning. Windows
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Visa, MasterCard accepted.
Affordable Moving & hauling. Special-
izing in delivery from estate sales. One
piece orwhole house. Loading & unload-
ing moving trucks/ storage units. Free
estimate. Dave 813-447-6123
710 LAWN CARE
Bill's Lawn Service Residential & com-
mercial. Cut, edge, trim, Ruskin, Apollo
Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton. Licensed./
insured. 813-293-6840 New accounts
Veterans Affordable lawn, landscaping,
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mercial. Mow, edge, trim /weed. Odd
jobs. Free estimate. Honest /depend-
Professional maintenance company
serving all your landscaping needs.
Residential & commercial. Ruskin,
Apollo Beach, SCC, Riverview. Li-
Trees & palm trimming. Residential
& commercial landscaping. Mulch,
clearing, fill dirt, & sod installation.
Free estimate. Best price guaranteed.
Flower beds cleaned, weeded, trimmed,
mulched, etc. Call Bill Langford 813-
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Irrigation Monitoring & Repair
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714 TREE REMOVAL
Professional Tree &
Landscaping. Sales: trimming, remov-
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clearing, hauling. Fill dirt/ top soil/
rock/ mulch. We barter for items of
value. Free estimate. Call Paul 813-
634-6041 or 813-751-9691
715 FILL DIRT/HAULING
Dozer & loader work, driveway & sep-
tic fill, & shell hauled. Robert Carver,
813-634-4962. Beeper 813-267-6217
Backhoe & Tractor Service. Cul-
vert sets, driveways, shell, crushed
asphalt, concrete, fill dirt, excavating,
mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963
Turn your unwanted items into
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BACK ON THE MARKET! Nice affordable 2BR/1BA house, a block from
river. Carport, utility-room, newer metal roof, shed in back. Only $65,000.
Adjacent lot for sale separately. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
WINTER/RETIREMENT MOBILE-HOME, very nice condition, in age-
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Completely furnished home, 2BR/2BA, large enclosed addition, carport and
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GREAT CANALFRONT PROPERTY, RUSKIN: 3BR/2BA spacious Palm
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dead-end street in close to state-of-the-art clubhouse. $39,900 CALL
ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672
JUST REDUCED!! ACREAGE ON THE LITTLE MANATEE RIVER! 4.91
acres (MOL) 3BR/2BA with an extra large garage & dock. Property runs to
7th St .SW & includes two lots -- 1/2 acre each with separate folio numbers!
Great opportunity for subdividing! $349,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or
ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FOR DETAILS
REDUCED!! ROOM TO STRETCH! 2BR/1 BA on a 180' x 173' fenced lot.
Clean and well maintained property with a one car garage, carport,
enclosed porch, nice size utility room and extra storage buildings. $94,900
CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
NEW LISTING!!! Over 6 acres of beautiful secluded wooded acreage, one
of a kind waterfront view. Property has M/H, well & septic. Two folios
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ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
JUST LISTED: FISH FARM READY, 2.54 acres with well, septic and
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CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-2225
AFFORDABLE MOBILE HOME/HOUSE SITE in the country but not far
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$59,900. Priced to please at $59,900. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540.
BRING YOUR BOAT & MOVE IN!!! This beautiful waterfront property is
located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Ruskin and is the perfect location for
boaters, fishermen or anyone just wanting to live in paradise!! Enjoy
panoramic views of the Ruskin Inlet from most rooms in this nicely
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pool/spa as well as an open deck, dock, davits and much, much more. Call
today and make an appointment to see this lovely home! $260,000 CALL
CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
REDUCED!! POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING or lease option on beautiful
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restaurant, beach, tennis. Looking for offer at $199,900. JUDY ERICKSON
CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211
Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our
office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."
(Evening phone numbers)
Judy Erickson..................... 468-0288 Jim Grannon........................... 610-3485
Claire Tort........................... 363-7250 KennAntonelli ..................... 786-3124
Kay Pye .............................. 361-3672 Kathy Jacobson ..................... 624-2225
Cathy Griggs ..................... 391-8653 Jo Ellen Mobley..................... 645-1540
Christine Nethers ............... 260-6335 LaRae Regis........................... 633-8318
Roxanne Westbrook............ 748-2201
* Phase III Now Available!
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* Popular Ruskin Location
* USDA Self-Help Housing program -- help
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715 FILL DIRT/HAULING
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740 MISC. SERVICES
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ly small population by Internet stan-
dards, that is a staggering number
considering people gleefully and
anxiously spent between $500 and
$700 for a product they had never
actually seen. While Apple offered
free Saturday delivery for pre-or-
ders, tens of thousands of people
waited in lines outside Apple stores
and Best Buy stores across the coun-
try for a first chance at getting their
hands on the new tablet.
The currently available model
connects to the Web via Wi-Fi only.
Later this month, Apple will release
a version that connects via both Wi-
Fi and through AT&T's 3G wireless
Tablet computers have been a
dream and a struggle for the industry
since the 1990s. To date, no compa-
ny has found success in the market.
Many industry watchers envision
the iPad to lead the way. Analysts
expect up to 4 million units will sell
this year with another 8 million next
Much of the publishing industry is
counting on the iPad to save them
from extinction. Over the years sub-
scribers and advertising revenue
has declined significantly for daily
newspapers and national magazines.
Publishers are seeing the iPad as
their salvation. The hope is the pre-
sentation and ease of use will lead to
new electronic subscriptions. With
APRIL 8, 2010
the increased subscriptions, adver-
tising rates and revenue will hope-
fully follow. The publisher of one
national news magazine stated that
the iPad could actually bring back
long-form investigative journalism
- the true backbone of journalism
that has suffered due to declining
revenues and deep budget cuts at
corporate-owned media outlets.
Even the major television net-
works are hoping for a revival
through the iPad. The traditional
on-air networks have suffered due
to heavy competition from cable
networks. ABC Television already
has an app for iPad users with re-
cent shows available at no cost. Of
course, those shows contain adver-
tising. For the viewers that means
they can watch a favorite show
when and where they want to watch
it without even having to remember
to set a Tivo or DVR.
While community newspapers
such as the Observer News have, in
contrast, thrived as the large dailies
have declined, this shift in technol-
ogy will influence management de-
cisions and drive innovation here as
well. As people become accustomed
to having a tablet computer as their
source for news and entertainment,
more emphasis will be placed on
electronic publishing over print
publishing. With its appearance of
an actual newspaper advertising
and all the iPad (or something
like it in the future) will almost cer-
tainly create the financial means to
afford shifting from print to pixels
for even the smallest newspapers.
Yes, that will be years in coming
but the process is already in motion.
Certainly at the Observer News, it
has been in motion for years we
introduced our Web site in 2002 -
and management is always focused
on keeping up with technology.
It is not what the iPad does; it is
how it does it. No longer is there
a piece of hardware (a keyboard
or mouse) between people and the
Web. With a press or a swipe of the
finger, the iPad can be whatever
you want it to be. The beginning
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April 3. Where it will lead, no one
yet knows. But for now, the iPad is
a heck of a lot of fun to use.
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