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Master glass

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devotion
* By MELODY JAMESON
mi@observernews.net
GIBSONTON In a world of
mass production with the help of
high technology, Calvin Sloan is a
man out of step every day with that
contemporary standard.
He neither apologizes nor brags
about it. Call him a master crafts-
man and he'll own up to it without
belaboring the point. It may not be
comfortable to march always to
the drummer demanding the most
precise artistry by hand that is hu-
manly possible, but it's a compul-
sion, he's learned, that cannot be
escaped.
Like the Alafia River flowing
gently past his studio on the south
shore, he simply goes with it, pro-
ducing art in glass, both functional
and decorative, with painstaking
hand work, on equipment rare
enough to be restored rather than
replaced.
Following a craft centuries old,
Calvin Sloan etches imaginative
scenes on sheets of glass, creates
door and window panels in unique
designs with pieces of glass in
rainbows of colors, restores pre-
cious stained glass windows,
bevels glass edges for all manner
of valuables from delicate small
clocks to decorative large mirrors.
Now in his late 50s, he's been
doing this since he was a child in
Michigan- literally. Lounging re-
cently in his large office beneath
the modem stilt house with the riv-
erside balcony he shares with his
wife, Susanne, Sloan said his first
recollection of a fascination with
glass, as light played through it, is
as a youngster four or five years
old. The interest was encouraged
when his mother gave him as a gift
a stained glass kit from which he
created a lamp shade. And, with
that he was hooked, he said.
See STAINED GLASS, page 28


Resurrected Mill Bayou

development plan goes

before BOCC June 8


Melody Jameson photo
In his studio on the south shore of the Alafia River, his trademark
baseball cap firmly set bill-in-back, masterglass artisan Calvin Sloan
begins the detailed procedure of restoring a stained glass window
removed for that purpose from a 106-year-old church in Tampa.
Sloan, who literally began working with stained and art glass, learn-
ing the design, etching, faceting techniques that produce highly
valued works of art as a child, has finished many commissions for
corporations and collectors across Florida. After more than three
decades, the challenge of the assignment and the satisfaction of its
successful completion still excite the artist.


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
RUSKIN A proposal to build
eight homes on a strip of land on
the Little Manatee River will result
in a show down between a devel-
oper and environmental activists
before the Hillsborough County
Board of County Commissioners


on June 8.
Commission-
ers denied the
project last year,
however the de-
veloper, Little
Manatee River
Reserve, LLC, is
countering that
the BOCC did
not have the au-
thority to deny
the application,
citing a lack of
evidence to war-
rant denial. Last


Sierra Club stated, "Please come to
this final hearing to protect the Little
Manatee River. Developers plan to
kill more than 250 trees (half have
trunks over 1 foot in diameter) and
bulldoze wildlife habitat, spoiling
a beautiful aquatic preserve, just to
build 8 houses where they don't be-
long: on a fragile, skinny mangrove-


Public

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Mitch Traphagen Photo
A final public hearing regarding a development
proposal for Mill Bayou in Ruskin will be held on
June 8 at County Center in Tampa.


year, the BOCC denied the applica-
tion against the recommendation of
county staff.
The project is opposed by the
Tampa Bay Sierra Club and other
organizations. In a press release the


lined sand-spit, sticking out into the
middle of the Little Manatee River
at Mill Bayou."
The public hearing will be held at
9 a.m. on June 8 at County Center,
601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa.


Trips worth taking Seeing the USA, the alternative to foreign travel

St. Simons Island, Georgia


* By WARREN RESEN
w630@aol.com
The horror stories of foreign
travel never seem to end and yet
we still have a desire to travel to
other places. The question then is
where can we go that is different
and yet close to home where we
can be in charge of our destiny?
In this case that means not de-
pending on any type of transporta-
tion but our own. Well, here is a
suggestion about a place different
in most respects from a Florida ex-
perience yet easy to get to by car in
less than a day.
Look north and east at the coast
of SE Georgia. Even for Floridians
used to the ocean, this is differ-


ent. Georgia only has 100 miles
of coast line, but what a 100 miles
it is. It represents an environment
unlike any found in most of Flori-
da and yet many people don't even
know Georgia has an oceanfront.
Salt marshes are the most impor-
tant geographical feature of coastal
Georgia. It is estimated that Geor-
gia's marshes and tidal rivers cov-
er over 700,000 acres, one-third of
all marshes remaining on the US
Atlantic coast. From the ocean, the
coastline looks much the same as
when the first Europeans saw this
area in the 16th century except
possibly for the lighthouses.
Drive over the dramatic Sydney
See TRAVEL, page 18


Warren Resen photo
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GRCC held May membership luncheon meeting


The Greater Riverview Chamber
of Commerce's monthly member-
ship luncheon meeting, took place
May 25, at the Riverview Civic
Center located 11020 Park Drive
in Riverview. Bryan Thatcher,
opened the meeting with an in-
vocation followed by Candy 01-
son, Hillsborough County School
Board, who lead the Pledge of Al-
legiance.
Joe Waggoner, Executive Direc-
tor Tampa Hillsborough County
Expressway Authority shared news
regarding upcoming changes to the
Lee Roy SelmonExpressway. The
Selmon Expressway will convert
to All-Electronic Tolling (AET),
and the conversion is scheduled
for completion this fall.
The newest Chamber mem-
bers were warmly welcomed and
presented with 2010 membership
plaques:
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Andrea Sellers
(813) 425-4368

Baymont Inn & Suites
Shannon Bianchi
(813) 622-8557


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John Cook
(813) 374-0373

East Bay Little League
Nelson Russo
(813) 505-0326

Linda Saul-Sena
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Mackey Productions
Stuart Mackey
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John Soliman, Earns Designation


John K. Soliman, PA, MBA of
Keller Williams Realty in Apollo
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particular emphasis on short sales. At
a time when millions of homeowners
are struggling with the possibility of
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and communities.
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people from foreclosure and even
bankruptcy. More and more lenders
are willing to consider short sales
because they are much less costly
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homeowners are delinquent on their
mortgage or in the foreclosure pro-
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price ranges, and the fastest-growing
category of homes in foreclosure is
the luxury home market.


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Positive his environ-
Talk ment or his
By William Hodges heredity, but
I would guess
the argument started shortly there-
after. Is it his gene pool that makes
a certain man successful or is it the
environment that surrounds him? If
it is the first, there is little we can do
to improve our lot in life since the
die was cast with our forefathers and
mothers. However, if man is a prod-
uct of his environment, it would be
in his best interest to surround him-
self with positive influences.
Look around you at those in
your world. Who are your friends?
Would you classify them as upbeat
and forward thinking? Do they sup-
port you in your endeavors and urge
you to greater heights? One positive
friend is a treasure beyond compare.
Or are they, as Crystal Cathedral
pastor Bob Shuller once described
some people he met, "nagging na-
bobs of negativity"? The people you
surround yourself with are a major
part of your environmental success
system. If these people weigh on
you like a lead weight, cut the lines
that hold you to them and soar with
those who offer you the sky. They
may not be able to do all that they
promise, but they will help you see
the possibility of flight.
What else does your world con-
tain? What books are you reading?
What television programs are you
watching? To what music are you
listening? Do the books add to your
store of useful knowledge? Even a


that. Do these books lift your spirit
and make you feel happy and posi-
tive about life in general? Are any
of your books geared to informa-
tion that will advance your status in
your chosen career field? The same
questions can be asked of your tele-
vision viewing habits. There is a
major difference in impact on your
environment when you watch a
mind-expanding program like Jeop-
ardy versus when you watch Jerry
Springer capitalize on other peo-
ple's misery.
Music may be the most insidious
of all environmental factors. Within
some of the best beats are housed
some of the darkest messages. When
I mention this to my friends, they al-
ways reply that they don't listen to
the words so the negative message
doesn't affect them. Wrong! The un-
conscious mind is recording those
words just as surely as if it were a
fast-food commercial; and just as
surely, you can bet it will play them
back to you when you least expect or
want it to. Think to yourself, would
you rather start the day absentmind-
edly humming the words to Yester-
day which says in part, "I'm not half
the man I used to be," or the words
from the great Oak Ridge Boys' hit,
Everyday. which tells us: "Every-
day, I want to shake somebody's
hand. Everyday, I want make some-
body know that they can... to take a
kind word into the street and share it
with everybody I meet." What great
advice. I wouldn't mind my subcon-
scious reminding me of words like
that every morning.
You cannot change your heredity,
but with effort, you can control your
environment. If you take charge of
your life, you will get a charge out
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Tampa, Florida The District
Board of Trustees of Hillsborough
Community Colleges approved a
3-year contract today naming Dr.
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president. Hillsborough Com-
munity College is the 5th largest
community college in the Florida
State College System. The col-
lege has an annual enrollment of
over 44,000 students at its five
campuses and an operating budget
of $191.4 million.
Dr. Atwater, 58, will assume the
position effective July 1. He suc-
ceeds Dr. Gwendolyn Stephenson
who is retiring after 13 years of
service.
"The college conducted a na-
tional search to find an excep-
tional candidate to build upon the
accomplishments that Dr. Stephen-
son enabled the college to achieve
during her administration. Our
board believes that Dr. Atwater
brings the talent, experience, and
enthusiasm to lead this college to
even greater success," said Board
Chairman, Rod Jurado.
Dr. Atwater has spent the last
30 years in higher education ad-
ministration. He currently serves
as president of South Mountain
Community College, a member
of the Maricopa College District
in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to his
arrival at SMCC in 2001, Dr. At-
water served as Vice President for
Student Services at Kellogg Com-
munity College in Battle Creek,
Michigan. For three years prior to
his position at Kellogg, he served
as Vice President and Dean of
Students at Howard Community
College in Columbia, Maryland.


Dr. Ken Atwater


He has also been Vice President
for Student Development Services
at Midlands Technical College in
Columbia, South Carolina; and
Dean of Students at Catonsville
Community College in Catons-
ville, Maryland.
Atwater earned his Ph.D. in
Higher Education (with a focus on
community colleges) from South-
ern Illinois University in Carbon-
dale, Illinois in 1989. He earned a
Master of Science degree in Guid-
ance and Counseling in 1978 and
a Bachelor of Science degree in
Speech/Theater and Sociology in
1977, all from Murray State Uni-
versity in Murray, Kentucky.
"I believe my 25 years in com-
munity college administration and
ten years as a college president
has prepared me well for this chal-
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that 42 percent aren't interested about at least one tc
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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.
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New arrivals
from Brandon
Regional
Hospital
Loghan Patrick Clarke was born
May 21, 2010. JaLynn and Patrick
Clarke of Apollo Beach are the
proud parents.
Caleb Karl Compton was born
May 9, 2010. The proud parents
are Anne and Richard Compton of
Riverview.
Matthew Donohew was born
May 21, 2010. Margaret and Eric
Donohew of Riverview are the
proud parents.
Sarah Elizabeth Foster was born
May 8, 2010. Brandy and Christo-
pher Foster of Riverview are the
proud parents.


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29, 2010. The proud mom is
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Emma Ray Lewis was born May
17, 2010. Damar Soto-Lewis and
Robert Lewis of Gibsonton are the
proud parents.
Alexa Renee Merrill was born
May 14, 2010. April and Brett
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parents.
Alessandra Marie Rabitor was
born May 21, 2010. The proud
parents are Myong Sun and Jer-
emiah Rabitor of Riverview.


SYoung ladies from the
South Shore School of
Dance, located at the
Apollo Beach Racquet
and Fitness Club per-
formed at Apollo Beach
Elementary School's
Spring Carnival (a PTA
sponsored fundraiser for
the school) which took
place on May 23.
A There were bounce
houses, pony rides, mini
golf, a giant rock climb-
ing wall, games, food,
and local businesses
represented.

Ruskin Woman's Club installs
officers
At the last club meeting of the current year Bobbie Nell Strong was in-
stalled as President of the club. Other officers include Sharron Sweat, 1st
Vice-President; Judy Thompson, 2nd Vice-President; Debbie Bonebreak,
Recording Secretary; Barbara Diane, Corresponding Secretary; and
Phyllis Elsberry, Treasurer.
The scholarship winners from the local schools were honored at the
meeting and will receive $1,000 -- $5600 for each of the two semesters
of the year. Winners from Lennard High School were: Jacob Robinson,
Emilee Conard, and Anjanette Flores. From East Bay High School the
winners were: Gabrielle Walden Alvez, Kayla Whiteside, Christopher
Wirth, Kayla Baker, Meghan Sandora, Sorina Robu, and Jennifer Lindo.
Kayla Westbrook who has finished her first year at Florida State was
awarded a scholarship.
A week later at a planning meeting, fundraising events were decided on
and work begun for their success. A Steak Fry will be held in November,
their lovely Christmas Tea will be in early December, their ever-suc-
cessful Bazaar will be held two days in March, and their final event
will be a Trunk Show. Their first trunk show held in April proved very
popular. In July a group of the clubwomen will gather at the clubhouse
and make their always-looked-forward-to watermelon pickles. They also
have made strawberry and blueberry jam.
The Woman's Club supports many, many local charities so it takes a lot
of fundraisers to meet their goals each year. Membership is open to all
women in the Ruskin, Apollo Beach, and Sun City Center area, so if you
are interested, call Deb Adams at (813) 716-3912.


It's registration time
Registration for new students at Lennard High School for the
2010-2011 school year will be held Monday-Thursday, beginning
June 21 through Aug. 13, by appointment only.
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RUSKIN Awards, scholar-
ships and honors were in abun-
dant supply at the Lennard High
School Longhorn Legends Awards
Ceremony May 20 in the school
auditorium. Most notably was a
group of seniors (and one junior)
who have at least one thing in
common they are all members
of the Sun City Christian Center
(S3C) teen ministry. The program
has 14 graduating seniors this year
that will be entering college and
the workplace.
Molly Ames was the number six
student academically this year. Her
awards included Honors Court,
Senior Superlative, President's
Award, Academic Pin, Longhorn
Legend for Social Studies, the
National Honor Society stole plus
a scholarship from the Interfaith
Council. Molly will attend the
University of Florida, Gainesville,
beginning with the summer semes-
ter.
Aaron Hodge
received a Gold
Bar for Aca-
demics, Gold
Chord for Hon-
ors Court and
the President's
Academic Ex-
cellence Award.
He will attend Aaron Hodge
USF this fall.
Anjanette Flores was also award-
ed an Academic Pin, the NHS
stole, was a member of Honors
Court, received the Presidential
Seal Award, Longhorn Legend in
Science, and a trophy for the Brain
Bowl. She received scholarships
from Kiwanis Club, Ruskin Ea-
gles, Ruskin Woman's Club, E.G.

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Simmons Foundation and South-
shore Rotary. She will attend USF
this fall.
Kirstin Gibson received a Gold
Chord, an Academic Letter, Presi-
dent's Academic Excellence Award
and the Practical Nursing Pin.
Weslyn Thelin was given the
Tampa Bay Tribune scholarship,
Presidential
Seal Award,
a Brain
Bowl trophy,
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cate, and was
a member
of Honors Wes Thelin
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Wesley Hegarty was honored for
being an officer in National Honor
Society, Honors Court, Presiden-
tial Seal Award, Academic Let-
ter and recipient of the Longhorn
Legend in English award. He will
attend USF.
Dylan Faltus was in Hon-
ors Court, president of student
government, and was recipient
of the prestigious Principal's
Award for which he received a
gold watch. Dylan will attend
USF in the fall.
Shelby Sanchez received an
athletic scholarship to Florida
College in Temple Terrace for
volleyball. She was honored for
academics in Honors Court, and
received the US Army Reserve
award for Academic and Athletic
Excellence.
Tierinee Taylor, a junior, was
awarded her first academic letter
at the ceremony.


Pictured after the awards ceremony are, front row: Dylan Faltus and
Wesley Hegarty. Back row: Tierinee Taylor, Molly Ames, Shelby San-
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(Left to right): Kelli Kearns (TSS), Tristan Sperry (winner), Runners
Up: Tracy Andrews, Gabriella Acosta, Ashlyn Hicks, and Morgan
Cooney.
Tampa Sailing Squadron awards
scholarships
The Tampa Sailing Squad- was the best day of his life.
ron (TSS) in Apollo Beach has The youth sailing program at
partnered with LLT Academy, a TSS teaches children from 7 to 17
Charter Middle School in Tampa, years old how to sail. One week
to sponsor an essay contest. The courses run throughout the sum-
prize was a one-week summer mer from June 14 through the end
camp course to learn to sail at of August. Classes cost $250 per
the TSS Youth Sailing Summer week; however, there are scholar-
Camp. Sixth, seventh and eighth ships available.
grade students participated in the LLT Academy is a Charter Mid-
contest. On May 26, four runner- die School located on Madison
up scholarships for 50% off were Avenue in Tampa. LLT exists to
awarded to eighth graders Morgan develop students who learn the
Cooney, Ashlyn Hicks, Gabri- value of academic excellence,
ella Acosta and Tracy Andrews. qualities of character, leadership,
First place went to seventh grader and the integration of technology
Tristan Sperry; upon receipt of the into real-life experiences.
award Tristan announced that this

$25,000 given to Wimauma Academy


expansion effort
Efforts to expand Wimauma
Academy into sixth, seventh and
eighth grades received a $25,000
boost this week from the Commu-
nity Foundation of Greater Sun City
Center George A. Lutz Fund.
The donation was the final in-
stallment of $50,000 from the
Lutz Fund to the charter school's
$2 million building campaign.
The school's owner, the non-profit
Redlands Christian Migrant Asso-
ciation, hopes to break ground later
this year.
"The Community Foundation has
been so sensitive to the special chal-
lenges we've taken on at Wimauma
Academy," said Barbara Mainster,
RCMA's executive director. "We
have students pushing to overcome
disadvantages of poverty, language


and migration and improving ev-
ery year they are with us. We want
to help them through middle school,
and the Community Foundation has
bought into that dream."
The Community Foundation of
Greater Sun City Center, with more
than $22-million in assets, is an af-
filiate of the Community Founda-
tion of Tampa Bay, aiming to fa-
cilitate local philanthropy. George
Lutz was one of many Community
Foundation benefactors who left
relatively unrestricted gifts.
RCMA, headquartered in
Immokalee, operates child-care cen-
ters for the rural poor in 21 Florida
counties. Besides Wimauma Acad-
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school in Immokalee.


The sweet title of "coach"
EBEHIND THE MIKE By: Michael A. Aun, http://www.aunline.com


I have had
the privilege of
doing play-by-
play for foot-
ball and base-
ball at a high
school level
over the years,
both from the
press box and on radio in Lexing-
ton, SC and St. Cloud, Florida. I
currently broadcast Pop Warner
football at Harmony, Florida.
When my children were growing
up, I had the privilege of coaching
on a Pop Warner level. Occasion-
ally, someone will come up to me
at church or in a restaurant and say
"Hi Coach." I know I am speak-
ing to one of the kids with whom I
used to work. For anyone who has
ever coached youngsters, that is the
kindest title anyone could call you.
It is a show of respect to accord you
the tide, despite not having done it
for years.
Coaches are a special breed of
people. They spend more time with
children than the parents of those
kids. It is quite understandable that
they would bond with them as I did
with my own coach and mentor,
the late J. W. Ingram. A love-hate
relationship evolves as kids try to
please their coach with good play-
making and victories.
My youngest son, Christopher,
was an All-Conference center and
a pretty decent athlete. His older
twin brothers, Cory and Jason, were
(as they say in the movie Rudy)
five-foot-nothing and a hundred-
nothing.
In four years at St. Cloud High
School, they never missed a foot-
ball practice. In four years, they
never started and about the only


time they ever got into a game was
when the Bulldogs were well ahead
or well behind. In four years, no
matter what level on which they
played, their teams never lost to
arch-rival Osceola in nearby Kis-
simmee.
They never missed a practice, a
game or a class in school, receiv-
ing perfect attendance honors. Did
they ever want to quit? If they did,
they never shared that with their
parents. Were they hurt by their
lack of playing time? If they were,
they never told us or their coaches.
They simply showed up as if they
were starting every play on both
sides of the ball. I always admired
that in my sons.
Recently I came across a letter
that was written to them by their
high school football coach, John
Wallauer, who is now retired. Here
is the letter.
Dear Cory and Jason,
I will address this letter to both
of you because, as you well know,
in four years I could never tell you
apart anyway. I hope you never
took this personally. During my
25 years coaching career, I have
worked with at least six pairs of
twins and I could not tell them
apart either.
From time to time, I sit down at
the end of the year to write a let-
ter such as this one to some of the
young men who have been a part of
my program. This is the only letter
I have written this year.
I want to thank you for all that
you have done for St. Cloud High
School and my football program.
What did Cory and Jason do for the
St. Cloud High football program?
Did you set records? Catch touch-
down passes? No. You contributed


something more important. You
gave our program "character."
Your courage, work ethic, hon-
esty and integrity set an example
for others to follow. There were
times when you could have given
up and quit, but you did not. You
simply accepted the challenge and
worked harder.
This letter is about "respect."
Respect is what you have worked
so hard to earn and so rightfully
deserve. As the years pass and the
memories fade, as they have over
the past 25 years, I know I will
remember at least two things: the
win in the "Spurs" (St. Cloud's only
win in 50 years in that stadium) and
the "Aun-sters!"
In closing, I would like to share
one last thought with you. Do not
ever forget that your success is the
result of the love and guidance
given you by your parents. Young
people are the product of their envi-
ronment and your environment, no
doubt, was a special one. I know
they are proud of you; I hope you
are as proud of them.
Best of luck always Cory and
Jason. I hope your life is filled with
happiness and success.
Sincerely, Coach John Wallauer
PS- Please do not be offended
when we meet and I ask, "Which
one are you?"
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.alito,
Congratulations on your
graduation!It's been a rocky
C- road but you did it!
Your morn would be very
proud of you.
May thefuture bring
the best for you.

ore, The Saldana family


Tyler,
As you begin your journey, remember to begin and
end each day in prayer. Be thankful, count your
blessings, befaithful, walk and stand firm in your
faith, stay rooted in God. Love deeply, be true to
yourself and others, be the kind of friend you want
to have. Always remember
that you are blessed and
never forget the Cross...
Jesus died therefore our
sins.
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School Day/ Time/ Location Valedictorian
East Bay High School June 7, 2010 / 7 pm / Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Natalie Coker
Lennard High School June 3, 2010 / 7 pm / Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Marcus Featherston
Riverview High School June 7, 2010 / 3 pm / Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Garett Brown


SouthShore Arts Council





ARTS EXPO

FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday June 12
1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Borini Theater, Kings Point
Sun City Center, Florida
Bring your friends out to enjoy the day
Schedule of Events
1:00 Nathan Coe-Marsh Illusionist
2:00 Scenes and Arias
Clint Shepherd (lyric baritone/dramatic tenor)
Victoria Pelagia (coloratura soprano)
3:00 Youth in Movement Brandon School of Dance Arts with Ms.
Cory-Jeanne Murkami Houck-Cox
4:00 From Russia with Love Eleonora Lvov concert pianist
5:00 Idiot Princess of the Last Dynasty Peter Klappert poet
5:30 Almost a Home A one-act play by the Pelican Players


SouthShore Arts Council wishes to acknowledge the following individuals
and organizations without which this free event could not have been accomplished:
* The Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center Funding this event
* Ed Brown MC -Well-known and well-loved figure in the SouthShore community
* Jim Smith The ultimate sound professional
* Kings Point Borini Theater
SMichael Angelo -Videographer
* Frank Weder Pianist at the Vinoy






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Red snapper season opened June I


Anglersare
talking this
week about
a Hawaiian
tradition of
surfboards.
This led a
Fish Tales Madiera
ByJonie Maschek Beach surf
shop owner
to come up with the idea of paddle
boarding. The paddle boards look
ike surf boards, but larger and
e person riding paddles it like a
anoe. This has attracted people
rom all over the nation to the St.
Petersburg area, where recently a
paddleboard race took place.
Red snapper season opened June
1 and is now in full swing in the
ay area waters. This fish is caught
y most all charter boats and is
open for the next 53 days. I talked
to some captains who expect the
season may be extended or re-
opened later.
One report I had by phone was
that snapper are schooling around
the Skyway Bridge.
How many of you have fished the
shipping channel of Tampa Bay?
Some anglers I talked to this week
told me that at the drop-off where
there is rocky bottom, you can find
gag grouper, some big cobia, and
blacktip sharks. They are stopping
there, feeding off bait fish, and
hiding from predators. This might
be your 'kitchen' of Tampa Bay.
King Mackerel are still abun-
dant. A great game fish that will
give you a fight before you make
the catch. You will have a day of
excitement while fishing for this
fish. Not a great edible fish, but if
smoked properly, tasty for many.
Blacktip shark are jumping
around the bay and many are mis-
taken for tarpon. This is one shark
that is considered a game fish. It
will fly into the air, like a tarpon.
This shark is edible if cooked prop-
erly. Only the giant, large ones are
dangerous. Record catch weighed
over 300 pounds.
Redfish have joined in the swim
and can be caught in the rivers,
bay and canals. This is a restrict-
ed fish, one per person per day of
legal size.
Flounder is a lean white meat
fish. Good for anyone on a diet
and great for your fish allotment
of the week. Many are schooling
along with trout. They stay on the
bottom and surface only to feed at
high or low tides.
Sheepshead are in most all
waterways. A good fish to eat with
snow white meat; can be cooked
in many ways, even used in salads.
No restrictions on this fish, found
around bridges, piers, and pilings.
A bony mouth and to some not
easy to catch, as it is difficult to set
your hook.
Tarpon are still on the run, enter-
taining many anglers this week.
Schools are playing hide and seek
with those in the chase.
Sea trout are roaming all over
the waterways with catches being
made daily. A great fish to grace
any table.
This week cobia are on the move,
with several catches reported in
the grassy flats. They no longer are
hovering around the warm water
flow at TECO, but are traveling
the bay.
I have had calls for what bait
to use for tarpon. First, you need
heavy tackle, pinfish, threadfin
herring, small blue crabs, or shad,
to name a few. You will need a
buddy to help get the giant into
your boat to snap a photo and then
release. They are not edible. Save
him for someone else to catch. An-
other tip is that too many boats will


scare them away. Approach with
caution. You might hire a guide
to pursue your tarpon if you have
never made a catch before.
Many are not sure to eat seafood
now. All due to the giant oil slick,
which at this writing, has not been
plugged. I'm sure the fish in Tam-
pa Bay is still safe.
Some of the supermarkets are
choosing their fish sources, and
I'm sure prices will be raised on
many. You have the best fish in


the world in our bay -- go fishing
today.


-- Aleta Jonie Maschek is a
member of Florida Outdoor
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likely host, but two new excur-
sions into the new-age world of
the metaphysical now are taking
root here.
The Whole Life Expo, a three-
day event involving more than 25
speakers and practitioners offer-
ing open windows on the entire
spectrum of human consciousness,
is scheduled to get underway Fri-
day, June 11, in several areas of
the Kings Point Clubhouse. The
weekend expo is slated to continue
through Sunday, June 13, in the
Banquet, the Atrium and the Social
Rooms of the gated community's
massive Tudor-style activities cen-
ter parallel to S.R. 674, according
to Ed Leary, event coordinator. Set
to run from noon on Friday until 5
p.m. on Sunday, the expo is open
to the public and presented with-
out charge, Leary added. It is the
first of an anticipated annual series
of such events, he indicated.
The event follows on the heels
of a newly-established, new age-
influenced SCC bookstore and
learning headquarters named The
Chakra Center. Opened May 15 by
Doni Doti, an Apollo Beach resi-
dent, the facility is located on the
second floor of the former WCI
corporate office building, second
structure to the south behind the
CVS Pharmacy.
During summer months, the cen-
ter is open Tuesday through Thurs-
day from 1 to 7 p.m., on Fridays
and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., Doti said.
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gins at noon in the Atrium Room
with an introduction to metaphys-
ics titled "Ask Me Anything," led
by Mary Anna Elias, lecturer and
psychic reader. Reiki Master Rob-
ert Austin is to deal with restoring
harmony between the physical and
spiritual body at 1 p.m. The af-
ternoon continues at 2 p.m. with
"Discover At-One-Ment" conduct-
ed by speaker Debbie Dienstbier,
described as a medical intuitive,
with Michael McGoldrich, a detox
specialist, addressing "The Key to
Age Reversal" at 3 p.m. and with a
film focused on "The Living Ma-
trix The Science of Healing" at
4p.m.
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seven more subjects dealing with
human spirituality and health, be-
ginning at 9 a.m. with "What is
the New Thought Spiritual Move-
ment?" continuing with "Experi-
ence Body, Mind, Spirit, Healing"
and wrapping up at 4 p.m. with
"Reboot Your Life with the Power
of Thought."
The Saturday schedule in the So-
cial Room covers four related top-
ics, including "Hypnosis Works"
applied in weight loss or smoking
cessation, led by Velora Peacock,
hypnotherapist, plus "Self-help
Pain Relief by Directing Energy
Flows" presented by
Marcia Wilson, Reiki
Master and certified
natural health practitio-
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Room feature "You
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You Want to See in the
World" with Psycho-
therapist Sue Meix-
ner, "Healing Aspects
of Color, Chakras and
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ropractic and The Latest Healing
Sciences" at 11 a.m., and Dr. Carol
Roberts, physician, author and lec-
turer headquartered in Brandon, is
to talk at 1 p.m. about the forms of
alternative medicine she practices
and promotes.
In addition, Leary said, some 20
of the speakers are expected to be
on hand in the Banquet Room at
various times during the weekend,
available to discuss their books,
elaborate on their tools or conduct
individual demonstrations. Includ-
ed in this group are practitioners
in astrology, numerology, hypno-
tism, dream interpretation, medita-
tion for wellness, chiropractic and
gemstone jewelry use.
Books and CDs on these as well
as related subjects, plus appropri-
ate greeting cards, candles, in-
cense, crystals and jewelry, also
are available at The Chakra Center
during business hours through the
week, Doti noted.
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to host both speakers and classes
at the center "in order to share
knowledge; learn about living
from another perspective." It is
envisioned, Doti added, as a com-
fortable locale where residents or
visitors might "drop in and have a
cup of tea with me."
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A summer of fun + learning = improved academic skills


Summer is almost here and
for most kids it means leaving
behind classes and homework.
But, according to Annette Miller
of Sylvan Learning located in
Riverview, summer should not be
a learning-free time for kids.
The National Center for Summer
Learning states, "Most students
lose about two months of grade-
level equivalency in mathemati-
cal computation skills over sum-
mer months." Miller cautions that
even the best students forget les-
sons they have learned during the
school year. And that means that
summer should not be an excuse to
put kids' brains on hiatus; in fact,
it's the perfect time for a different
kind of learning.
Parents can play a key role in
reinforcing learning on an ongoing
basis. Miller suggests the follow-
ing tips for parents to ensure that
summer time is a good balance of
free discovery, play, leisure and
learning for our kids.
Summer Math Tips for Kids:
We're surrounded by words and
numbers every day. Here are a few
ideas for summer math learning
which can be adapted to a family's
needs:
Grocery store math. Counting,
estimating, and making change are
good math exercises. What can
we get for $10? Will you count
the change for me, please? Let me
know when we've reached fifteen
items in the cart, please.
Kitchen math. Practice frac-
tions by using recipes or reading
cookbooks. Practice numbers by
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dinner. Measuring ingredients is
a perfect math lesson. Don't tell
them, though.
Money math. Teach about
making change. Count change in a
piggy bank. How many ways can
I make 45 cents? Open a savings
account and watch the amount rise
with deposits and interest. Talk
about the advantages of saving for
a big purchase or for a rainy day.
Calendar math. Count down
the days to special events like the
first day of school, birthdays, holi-
days, vacations, assignments, and
appointments.
Game math. Use cards, domi-
noes or dice ('math cubes') to
reinforce counting, addition, sub-
traction, multiplication, or division
skills. Play Chutes and Ladders,
Monopoly, and other games that
encourage counting. Together, do
the Sudoku puzzles in the daily
paper.
Beach math. Count starfish,
seashells, umbrellas, pizza joints,
flip flops and beach balls. Or, dig
holes, then encourage kids to fill
one-quarter, one-half, three-quar-
ters with water or seashells. Or,
draw geometric shapes in the sand
-- circles, squares, rectangles, tri-
angles -- and identify them.
Summer Reading: Reading is
an adventure that begins early in
a child's life and should extend
beyond the classroom. Summer
months are the perfect time to make
reading fun and inspire children to
develop a lifelong friendship with
books. Here are some tips that par-
ents can use this summer:
Offer a variety of publications


Frederick J. Ferrante
Air Force Airman Frederick J.
Ferrante graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, TX.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program that
included training in military disci-
pline and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness, and basic
warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits toward
an associate in applied science
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the brother of Anthony
and Ashleigh Ferrente of Ruskin.
Ferrante is a 2009 graduate ofTampa
Bay Technical High School.


(magazines, newsletters, books,
etc.) so kids can make their own lit-
erary choices. Keep books in each
car, at the house, at the homes of
family members, etc. Availability
is key.
Encourage your kids to read
everything and read aloud, such
as food labels, movie disclaimers,
street signs, store names, music
lyrics, and restaurant menus.
Schedule 'library time.' Just
as a family schedules swimming
practice, set a specific time aside
for visiting the library.
Create a book-on-tape. Encour-
age your child to read a book aloud
and tape it. As a special gift or sur-
prise, send the book-on-tape to a
loved one with a special message.
Read before bedtime. Reading
is relaxing. Allow your child to
stay up 15 minutes later each night
-- as long as he/she is reading.
Read aloud to your children. No
matter the age of the child, reading
together can create a lasting family
memory.
Summer Writing Tips: Sum-
mer writing can be fun, expres-
sive, and skill-building. Give your
child the confidence to be ready
for school in the fall, and help her
teacher get right down to business
without spending precious time
reviewing skills kids have forgot-
ten in the summer. Here are some
ideas to keep your kids writing this
summer.
Collect interesting, amusing,
thought-provoking summer pic-
tures from magazines, the Inter-
net, or your own family albums.
'Prompt' your children with ideas


Marine Corps
league invites
new members
Ruskin and Wimauma area
residents who are interested in
joining the Marine Corps League,
Riverview Detachment 1226, call
Ron Budd at 478-3629 for an
application or more information.


YFU USA is seeking host families for International students


Youth For Understanding USA
(YFU USA) is seeking local host
families to host high school ex-
change students for the next school
year. Host families provide a place
to live and three meals a day plus
the encouragement, advice and
love to help their new family mem-
ber through a semester or year in a
new home.
The students bring their own
spending money and good health
insurance plus the willingness to
be a good family member, follow
family rules and help out with
family responsibilities. YFU pro-
vides local representatives who
support the students and families
to ensure a good experience for all
involved.
Call your local YFU Represen-
tative for more information to
see if this might be right for you
and your family. You can request
profiles of students with interests
similar to your own. Contact Myke
Harris-Long at (678) 413-2131 or
via e-mail at hin.isloin, U7\ ffu oil
For more information, visit
Youth For Understanding USA
on our website at www.yfu-usa.
org where families and volunteers


can learn more about YFU USA
programs and fill out an on-line
application.
American students will also find
information there about how they
can become a YFU USA exchange
student for a summer, semester, or
school year. YFU offers more than
100 programs to over 35 countries;
including a 13th Year Abroad pro-


gram for recently graduated high
school students. YFU USA awards
more than 300 scholarships each
year. Adult volunteers are also
sought who can serve as the pri-
mary YFU contact within the
community. Volunteers support
students, families, programs and
other volunteers in a wide variety
of ways.


about writing, like a favorite
summer memory or a poem about
summer fun.
Go to www.bookadventure.
com for cool reading ideas, and
then write about the books and
stories you've read together. Don't
call this a 'book report,' even if
that's what it really is.
Keep a family photo jour-
nal and have the children write
captions for the pictures or a short
story summary. A variation of this
is to keep a summer scrapbook
with pictures and memorabilia of
your favorite things.
Keep a personal or family
'summer things I notice' journal.
Every once in a while, everyone in
the family contributes a short piece
of descriptive writing, a drawing, a
favorite poem or an original one,
favorite memories, interesting


Ruskin Family Supp4
Center offers classes
The focus of the Ruskin Family
Support & Resource Center is on
the family, with community out-
reach, such as parent-child play
and support groups. Located at
201 14th Ave. S.E., it is one of
several, regionally located centers
throughout Hillsborough County
to help families become happier,
healthier and stronger. Everything
is offered at no cost to the partici-
pant. Registration is required for
all classes; call (813) 870-4747 to
register.
Basic Computer Class
Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Registration is required. Are you
interested in learning computer
skills? This six-week session, will
help to develop and expand your
knowledge of computers. This
course will expose you to many
different types of basic manage-
ment of computers.
Story Time
Friday, June 11 10:30 a.m.
Amazing stories, and songs
make up this 30-minute program
for children ages 3-5.
Mobile Clinic
Tuesday, June 22 3 to 7 p.m.
Registration is required. Does
your child need immunizations
or a well child exam? St. Joseph's
Children's Mobile Health Clinic
appointments are at no cost to
families. (They cannot provide
sports physicals)
CPR Training
Saturday, June 12 9 am. to 1 p.m.
Registration is required. Learn
a life-saving skill. In this 4-hour
class, you will learn how to per-


observations, etc. Watch the jour-
nal grow.
Yes, even in an electronic age,
kids love getting letters in the mail.
Help your child have a pen-pal and
keep up a correspondence for the
summer and beyond.
To help, Sylvan Learning
located in Riverview is offering a
free online Summer Fun & Learn-
ing Guide for Parents. The entire
family can enjoy grade-specific ac-
tivities that nurture reading, writ-
ing and math skills. Families can
visit the 'Parent Resources'area
of www.SylvanLearing.com and
download or print the booklet that
keeps children learning all sum-
mer long while still enjoying trips
to the beach, summer camp, swim-
ming and outdoor playtime.
For more educational resources
call Sylvan Learning at 741-2994.


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form CPR and choking rescue on
an infant, child and adult. At the
conclusion of the class, each par-
ticipant will receive a CPR card
and a book.
Financial Planning
Thursday Noon to 2 p.m.
Registration is required. No
cost, one-on-one assistance with
a trained specialist regarding bud-
geting, credit, and other personal
financial planning needs.
The FSRC's friendly staff
extends a warm welcome to all
families to participate in programs
and activities. All are free.
You'll find other Centers in
Town 'n Country, North Tampa
and Brandon. Check out their
website www.familysupporthc.org
to find more information.
Ruskin FSRC hours are 9 a.m. to
8 p.m., Monday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Children's Board of Hills-
borough County provides funding;
Catholic Charities manages the
center; and Healthy Start Coalition
of Hillsborough County provides
fiscal and program management.
For more information call (813)
233-2800 or fax (813) 233-2809.


Feline Folks offers low cost
spay/neuter
Feline Folks will conduct its Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic (OFF)
Operation Feline Fix for free-roaming cats on Saturday, June 19 at
C.A.R.E in Ruskin. Call (813) 944-7651 for an appointment.


Ruskin VFW Post #6287

Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following
weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday
each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month;
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday
each month.
Thursday June 3 VA Hospital
at 5:30 p.m. Bar Bingo at 6 p.m.
Friday, June 4 Fish & Chips
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 5 Open.
Sunday, June 6 Open.
Monday, June 7- Membership
SMeeting and Planning Meeting at
6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 8- Games in lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen opens
at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9 VFW and LAVFW Meeting at 7 p.m.


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JUNE 3, 2010








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the community for thousands of
visitors and residents throughout
Tampa Bay.
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the upcoming weekend of June 5
and 6, which is the first weekend
after Florida's popular red snapper
season opens in the Gulf on June 1.
All other fishing rules apply.
"Gov. Crist's actions to offer free
fishing this weekend and next will
do wonders for our business com-
munities that have been suffering
cancellations since the oil spill
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SUN CITY CENTER To many
people in South Hillsborough she
is the face of Sun City Center. For
the past decade, Elaine Brad has
served the Chamber of Commerce
as its president. During that time,
she has organized some of the big-
gest events in the area, including
the Sun City Center Business Expo
and the Taste of Sun City Center.
Her enthusiasm, dedication and
glowing smile have done much to
transform the image of the com-
munity. She has personified the vi-
brant and active city that it is.
Next week, Brad will leave the
post she has so clearly defined. Her
last day on the job is June 7.
"I am leaving the chamber after
ten really wonderful years," Brad
said. "I am getting married to a
wonderful guy. It's just time. Time
to relax a little bit, refocus and
jump into something that I really
want to do."
Her wedding to Joe Cavaliere, a
manager at Lexus of Tampa Bay,
will be on June 19. From there
Brad will focus on new projects
that will combine her love for writ-
ing with promoting area businesses
in a public relations capacity.
"It wasn't an instantaneous de-
cision. I put a lot of thought into
this," she said. "You just have to
have confidence that the future will
take care of itself. I do think it is
time for new blood. It is time for
someone to come along to bring in
new ideas to make it better. If you
really care about something, you
really want it to be better."
Many of the 500 chamber mem-
bers, however, may not agree that
it is time for new blood. Her work
over the past decade has left a pow-
erful impact, Brad's shoes will be
difficult to fill. But all members are
happy for her new direction in life.
Her replacement has not yet been
named.
"The reaction has just been won-
derful," she said. "It has been very
humbling."
The Sun City Center Chamber of
Commerce is one of the largest in
South Hillsborough with a highly
diverse membership. Over the past


decade, Brad has worked to unify
not only the expansive chamber
membership, but also the com-
munity itself. It is telling that no
serious crisis came to mind when
asked about the difficult aspects of
her job; but several things came to
mind when asked about the posi-
tive aspects.
"The first business expo sticks out
in my mind," she said "It was such
a big event. The Taste of Sun City
Center was so big. Those were great
times. I can't think of anything that
was really horrible that I can laugh
about now. That first business expo
scared the heck out of me but ev-
erything always worked out. I think
it is age that helps with that."
Brad is hesitant to take credit for
her long list of accomplishments in
the community. When asked, her
signature smile appears and she
looks towards others.
"Everyone is such a pleasure to
work with in this community," she
said. "It has been such an honor.
This has been the best time of my
life."
And now change is coming to the
Sun City Center Chamber of Com-
merce and also for Brad.
"It's going to be weird," she said
referring to her upcoming first day
beyond the chamber. "The alarm
clock will go off and then what? If
I take a week vacation it takes me
about three days to calm down, so
this might be the same thing. But
I'm not sure. I really want the best
for the chamber; so I want every-
thing to be as good as possible be-
fore that time."
And with that, three people
walked into the chamber lobby and
began looking through brochures
on community businesses and or-
ganizations. For Elaine Brad, it
was time to stop talking about her-
self and to focus on the community
that she represents. She smiled,
welcomed her visitors, and asked
how she could help them. The visi-
tors turned to see the warm, smil-
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invited to a send off party for Brad
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Salted smiles and tears


I ambled through the powdery
white sand to the edge of my world.
I looked out at the Florida green
water of the Gulf of Mexico and
wondered if I would ever see it or
this beach -
the same way
,' again. A hun-
dred miles
S^- S or so off the
coast there
S is a menace
Observations to these wa-
By Mitch Traphagen ters and to
mitch@observernews.net this beach.
As of right
now, no one seems to know how
to stop it. Despite the incredible
beauty all around me, it was what
I could not see that was most allur-
ing. Over the horizon, underway in
my sailboat, was the world. Exotic
landfalls and beautiful nights filled
with stars almost close enough to
touch. But now I know what is out
there: oil. Millions of gallons of oil.
No one knows if it will reach this or
any other Florida beach. The com-
panies involved and government
officials are still arguing over how
much oil there is.


Much of the life I know is cen-
tered in the Gulf of Mexico. I was
32 years old when Michelle and I
moved here and placed our most
cherished possessions our small
sailboats in the water near Fort
Myers Beach. I found my life's
dream on this water. I threw my
first Florida rant in these waters
as we anchored and re-anchored
near Egmont Key during our move
to Tampa Bay. I proposed to my
wife while floating on the Gulf
in our boat and we married as the
Gulf waves rolled in just feet away
during the ceremony on Captiva
Island. A dolphin appeared just
off the beach as we promised our
love and commitment before God.
I spent my first few days as Mi-
chelle's husband swimming and
holding her in these warm green
waters.
"A pod of dolphins keep me
company this morning, swimming
right next to the cockpit. They are
so cool! Doing up to 7 knots under
reefedjib and triple reefed main. "
Sailing Vessel Hetty Brace,
Ship's Log, May 23, 1998, 6 a.m.


A few years later another ma-
jor life dream was realized as we
sailed into the Gulf for adventure
to unknown landfalls in Cuba, the
Bahamas and beyond.
Over the years I've sought ref-
uge from personal trauma by star-
ing out at the Gulf for hours from
the quiet of a remote Sanibel Island
beach. There is something magical
about being alone on a Gulf beach


at night. Its nature is a quiet calm-
ness as opposed to the crashing surf
of the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf
may be described as an uncaring,
cruel mistress; but in times of need
I have always felt its willingness to
accept my sadness and problems,
taking them away in its unrelent-
ing waves. On the water's edge,
peace and tranquility are offered
for those willing to surrender a bit


of themselves.
At her worst she can make for an
unpleasant experience to sail in a
small boat, but in every memory
- both good and bad the Gulf
was there for me. It had led me to
my dreams, it had voicelessly an-
swered my questions of why me?
Why should I continue? My life
and the Gulf of Mexico are forever
See OBSERVATIONS, page 28


Mitch Traphagen Photo
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The featured speaker for the
event, Colonel James D. Shumway,
IV, spoke of duty and honor in the
military and of remembrance. For
those in the audience, including
several elected officials, the honor
was theirs to recognize those who
gave, as President Lincoln said,
their last full measure of devotion
to this nation. Theirs to recognize
those in the past and those today
who put their lives on the line for
America.
Hillsborough County Commis-
sioner Mark Sharpe, a 20-year
Navy veteran, was overwhelmed
as a flag-bearing surrogate stood
while each name of the departed
was called out during the ceremo-
ny.
"I was honored to participate in
today's MOAA Memorial Obser-
vance at Sun City Center," Sharpe
said after the ceremony. "America
was built by the men and woman
of Sun City and her freedom
and liberty defended by the same.
We all owe Sun City an enormous
debt of gratitude."
Memorial Day is now over, but
it is still possible to remember our
troops. Through the USO, $25 do-
nations can be made for care pack-
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packages contain requested and
needed items with a value of ap-
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available at National Cemeteries.
For information about the Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell
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visiting www.cem.va.gov/cems/
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A good bit of history was lost when the Giants Camp Restaurant
on U.S. Highway 41 went away. At a minimum, I'm glad I was able
to get a photo of it while it still stood. Unfortunately, I never had a
meal there. Truly my loss. Also unfortunately, I can't possibly do
the place justice in this short piece. Tom Smithers (I'll bet it was
great- thanks for the note!) recognized it and, apparently, was lucky
enough to have experienced it. Patricia Griffith (I think we need
more country cooking! It's good to hear from you) also got it and
said the food was very good. Claudia Alvarez-Lang (unfortunately
they did tear it down and yes, sad indeed) also recognized it as did
Justina Horvath (Easy, yes but worth running simply to remember
a unique landmark. Great to hear from you!), Mary Walsh (great to
hear from you again, Mary! Thanks for the note!), Bill and Margie
Galbreath (I didn't know that a vehicle hit it! Thanks for the note!),
Paula Bavilacqua (thanks for writing and drive carefully!) and
Jerry Alexander (great to hear from you, my friend! You saw them
as a kid in Washington, D.C.? Truly a small world). Jerry Alexander
is also on the didn't quite make it list from the week before with the
Ochopee Post Office as is Robin Greenwood, who pointed out that
finding these Postcards is easy using goodsearch.com.As an added
benefit, Greenwood's Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary earns money from
each search -just type "Elmira's" in the "Who do you Goodsearch
for?" box. This week we have another postcard from our very own
backyard yet relatively few of us manage to visit it. It's not exactly
within walking distance, in a manner of speaking. It is unique, it is
beautiful and despite the ravages of time, it is ours. Where is this?
Send your best guess to where@observernews.net. We'll leave the
(really big) light on for you.


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try and, more specifically, John
Harrison, who developed a clock
capable of being carried aboard
ais) a ship. That development was
els much more than simply providing
at a way to know when dinner would
be served
it gave
mariners
the power to
know where
they were
on the sea.
Observing By knowing
the w the time,
they could
By Mitch Traphagen determine
mitch@observernews.net their longi-
tude.
It was an enormous revelation;
and it made for a wonderful book
entitled, Longitude: The Story of
a Lone Genius Who Solved the
Greatest Scientific Problem of
His Time by Dava Sobel.
In the three centuries since Har-
rison's discovery, seafaring tech-
nology has made quantum leaps.
Among the latest advancements is
AIS, the Automatic Identification
System. AIS is a transmitter that
provides information about a ship
its name, size, course and so
on. It is now required on all com-
mercial vessels over 300 tons and
hive all passenger ships entering U.S.
tu- ports. As a safety measure, many
hs


recreational vessels have begun to
use it as well.
For a small recreational boat, the
advantages of the system are clear.
Using AIS, a boat captain can not
only identify the ship that is bear-
ing down on them, but can also
see its exact heading. With such
information collision avoidance is
much easier and communication is
much clearer. A guy on a small sail
or powerboat no longer has to ner-
vously call out on the radio for the
"big ship ahead of me". With AIS
you can call the vessel by name.
There is a cool benefit for land-
lubbers and armchair sailors, too.
AIS information is collected by
Vessel Traffic Services in ports
around the world and that data is
available on the web. At least for
the moment, it is. The Internation-
al Marine Organization's Maritime
Safety Committee has come out
against publishing such informa-
tion, claiming that it could be det-
rimental to the safety and security
of ships. Proponents of publish-
ing the information point out that
there is little information provided
by AIS that someone couldn't get
simply with a pair of binoculars.
There are several web sites that
provide AIS information, among
the best is the Live Ships Map at
www.marinetraffic.com/ais. The
Live Ships Map utilizes Google
Maps to provide a graphical look
at the ships at sea, or in some
cases, at anchor or docked. Zoom
into Tampa Bay, or any port, and
you'll see more and more ships as
the zoom level increases. By sim-
ply clicking on a ship, you'll get
its name, course, speed, dimen-
sions, nation of registry and, if
available, a photograph or two of
the vessel. Live Ships Map color
codes the vessels to make it easy to
distinguish cargo ships, passenger
ships and recreational vessels.
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of Mexico. The Port of Miami ap-
pears to be perpetually in motion
and the sheer number of vessels
in the Port of Norfolk, Virginia, is
astounding.
Live Ships Map offers a nice
salty feel along with a view of the
world few get to see all from
the comfort of your computer. It
is easy to use and is a fascinating
experience.
For those who prefer to keep their
web experience a little less salty,
there is Shorpy.com. The web site
is named for a teenage coal miner
who lived 100 years ago. Well, at
least he claimed to be a teenager
- he looked awfully young to be
a coal miner. I'm not certain if his
career was his choice or not.
Regardless, the web site named
in his honor provides an outstand-
ing collection of high resolution
photographs from the past. These
aren't your standard blurry vaca-
tion snapshots. The sharpness and
clarity of the photos on the site is
the next best thing to opening a
window to the past. The images,
ranging from 1850 to 1950, are
stunning. From this simple web
site, it is possible to see from where
we have come. It is possible to see
the simplicity, the honor, and the
difficulty of the lives of those who
came before us.
The photos on the web site are
large enough to study carefully.
Don't charge in and scroll through
them too fast almost every
single photo warrants lingering.
Look at the details. Marvel at
what was and what we have now.
Look down streets, look into the
eyes of our forebears, peek into
shops and homes. And let your
mind wander.
Shorpy Higginbotham had a
hard, and quite possibly short, life.
Thanks to the web site named in
his honor, you can meet him and
visit the world in which he lived.
It is a trip well worth taking. Visit
www. shorpy.com.






JUNE 3, 2010


St. Simons Island


* Continued from page 1
Lanier Bridge from the Georgia
mainland to Brunswick and then
cross the seemingly endless miles
of coastal marsh to the Golden
Isles, named for the brilliant gold-
en color of the marsh grasses in
the fall. The light and color change
with the time of day and the swiftly
flowing tidal waters. Time slows
in this enchanted land.
When you see the sign that says,
"Welcome to St. Simons Island,"
your vacation has begun. Head east
on the island's main road. The foli-
age is lush and more northern than
much of Florida's tropical land-
scape. Branches from towering
oak trees form a canopy over the
roadway hiding the sky. Soon you
arrive at the old commercial part
of do" nlo'\ \ a" St. Simons with its
quaint shops and restaurants.
The island does not have the
honky-tonk flavor of so many
beach resorts. At the end of Mal-
lory Street is the historic light-
house and fishing pier. Get out
of your car, stretch your legs and
enjoy a meal at one of the local,
non-chain restaurants before going
on to your lodgings.
For your stay on this delightful
island, there are many inns and ho-
tels from which to choose but not
as many as you might expect at a
vacation destination. But then St.
Simons is not just another beach
resort. This is your special adven-
ture, so why not stay at some place
equally special?
Archeologists claim inhabitants
lived in the area as far back as
13,000 years ago. In modem times
the island has been inhabited by
the French, Spanish and English,
none of whom could have ever en-
visioned as lovely a lodging as the
King and Prince Beach & Golf Re-
sort. This is the oldest hotel on St.
Simons and was originally built as
a club and dance hall in 1935. It
was THE place to go for entertain-
ment and the first facility on the
island with rooms for overnight


guests.
After many rebirths and reno-
vations, it is celebrating its 75th
Anniversary and is still the place
to come to for old fashioned, gra-
cious, southern hospitality. But
saying it is old fashioned does it a
disservice.
Everything is modem. The ho-
tel has been updated to the level
expected by discerning patrons.
Named for King George and his
son Prince Frederick, the hotel is
the epitome of old time Southern
charm and hospitality. The huge
daily breakfast buffet features
many traditional foods.
Accommodations are not your
usual cookie cutter rooms but
charmingly decorated ocean front
rooms, suites, guest houses and is-
land villas. My ocean front room
afforded me amazing views of
both the sunrise and sunset.
The Georgia Coastal Bight, the
westernmost part of the Atlantic
Bight, is a gentle inland sweep
in the Atlantic seaboard that pro-
duces the biggest tide variation on
the east coast, generally averaging
from 6 to 8 feet. Because of this,
the beaches often play peek-a-boo;
now you see it, now you don't, de-
pending on the tide. When the tide
is out, the beaches are extensive.
When the tide is in it's time to en-
joy some of the island's other ame-
nities unless you just want to take
advantage of the hotel's outdoor or
indoor pools.
St. Simons is an outdoor enthu-
siast's cornucopia for boating,
fishing, swimming, bicycling and
birding. Then there are the histori-
cal sites and a trip to Christ Church
is a must. Or go "downtown" for
shopping. But the highlight for
golfers staying at the King and
Prince is the renowned Joe Lee
golf course. The course is as de-
lightful and challenging to play as
it is beautiful.
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holes are played through lush for-
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Nearby can be just as good as
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Schedule of June Events
10:15 a.m. Baby Time
11 a.m. Story Time
11:35 a.m. Story Time Artists
3 p.m. Genealogy Sources
3 p.m. Teen Rock Concert
6 p.m. Internet: Search Engines
10:30 a.m. Great Books Discussion
11 a.m. Workshop: Paint in Acrylic
5:30 p.m. Game Zone
7:00 p.m. Bedtime Stories
10:15 a.m. Toddler Time
10:45 a.m. Toddler Time 2
11:00 a.m. Excel: Filtering, Re-ordering,
Summarizing Data 17 10
5:30 p.m. Workshop: Multi-media Drawing 1
10:15 a.m. Baby Time 2
11 a.m. Story Time
2:30 p.m. Summer Reading Program: 6
Tricky Dogs 7
3 p.m. Introduction to Genealogy 18 1


11 4 p.m.
6 p.m.
13 10:30 a.m.
Noon

15 7 p.m.
7 p.m.
16 10:15 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
11 a.m.


Wii Gaming For Seniors
Word I: Introduction
Wee Artists
Creative Artists & Expressive
Artists:Abrakadoodle
Bedtime Stories
Teen Advisory Board
Toddler Time
Toddler Time
Excel: Charts & Graphs


2

2

6
2
2
5
7


3 3 p.m
4 3 p.m.
8 10:15 a.m.
3 p.m.
9 5:45 p.m.
15 10:15 a.m.
3 p.m.
16 2 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
17 3 p.m.
18 All Day
22 10:15 a.m.
3 p.m.
23 3 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
24 3 p.m.
25 3 p.m.
29 10:15 a.m.
3 p.m.
30 5:45 p.m.


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Schedule of June Events


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7 1:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
9 10:30 a.m.
2 p.m.

10 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
12 1 p.m.
14 1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
15 3:30 p.m.
16 10:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
17 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
18 All Day

19 1 p.m.
21 1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
22 3:30 p.m.
23 10:30 a.m.
24 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
26 1 p.m.
28 2 p.m.
3 p.m.
29 3:30 p.m.
30 10:30 a.m.


Chess Club & Tutoring
Internet: Introduction
Introduction to Hypnosis for Weight Loss
Story Time
Book Discussion: The Guernsey Literary and
Potato Peel Pie Society
Toddler Time
Baby Time
Chess Club & Tutoring
Internet: Searching Techniques
Magician Greg Gaulden
WOW! Wonders of Water
Story Time
Publisher: Postcards from the Shore
Toddler Time
Baby Time
All Tampa-Hillsborough County Public
Libraries Close
Chess Club & Tutoring
Internet: Safe Browsing
Wonders of Nature
All the Water in the World
Story Time
Toddler Time
Baby Time
Chess Club & Tutoring
Professor Noah's Spaceship: Puppet Show
Professor Noah's Spaceship: Puppet Show
Rainy Days and Rainbows
Story Time


Summer Reading Program:
Take Part in Art At Your Library
Baby Time
Story Time
Summer Reading Program:
Suebuenge's Silver Strand Circus
Teens Art Calligraphy
Weather on the Web
Hurricane Season 2009:
Are You Ready?
Book Discussion: The Lace Reader
by Brunonia Barry
Scratch for Teens: Video Game
Design Basics
Word II: Font and Page Formatting
CyberKids: Computers Meet Art
Wii Gaming For Seniors
Game Zone
Bedtime Stories


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10:15 a.m. Toddler Time
10:45 a.m. Toddler Time
11 a.m. Excel: PivotTables
2:30 p.m. Summer Reading Program:
Circle of Stories
6:30 p.m. Teens Art -- Watercolor
10:15 a.m. Baby Time
11 a.m. Story Time
1 p.m. Deaf and Hearing Connection
Telephone Distribution
1 p.m. Tour and Draw
2:30 p.m. Summer Reading Program:
The Art and Science of Light
2 p.m. BYOB -- Bring Your Own Brain!
6 p.m. PowerPoint: Introduction
7 p.m. Bedtime Stories
10:15 a.m. Toddler Time
10:45 a.m. Toddler Time
2:30 p.m. Summer Reading Program:
Upside Down Stories and
Make Believe Surprises


Craigslist: Introduction
Craigslist: Listing & Selling
Mexican Train Dominoes Group
Google
Computer Tutor
Mexican Train Dominoes Group
Windows: Control Panel, Files and CDs
Book Discussion: The Healer by Dee Henderson
Computer Tutor
Windows: Troubleshooting
All Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries Closed
Mexican Train Dominoes Group
PowerPoint: Introduction
Cyber Safety for Seniors
Computer Tutor
PowerPoint: Text Boxes, Clipart and Autoshapes
PowerPoint: Effects and Transitions
Mexican Train Dominoes Group
Internet: Searching Techniques
Family Movie Night


Schedule of June Events






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Lunch was served to over 100 people in attendance at the Day Star
Faith Center and included bbq chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and
all the trimmings.

Buildings dedicated
Three buildings were dedicated on May 22 to commemorate good Sa-
maritans who spent countless hours working to make our community
a better place to live and work. The Gleaners Bay Area Arbor, Peter
Foley and Louis Es-
cobar were honored
with a plaque which
was proudly hung in
the buildings on the
property of Day Star
Faith Center. Day Star
Faith Center is located
on Gibsonton Dr. and
works to help needy
families and the home-
less by providing them BayArea Arb
with food, clothing and
other essential needs.
Msgr. Antonio P. Diez,
Pastor of Resurrec-
tion Catholic Church
in Riverview carried out the official duties by blessing the buildings,
properties and people in attendance. Senior citizens who attended were
provided gift boxes of food items and over the counter medical supplies
and children were treated to toys and grab bags. This event was spon-


scored by Gleaner's Bay Area Arbor.


South Shore Christian
Women connect
South Shore Christian Women's
Connection presents a spring fash-
ion show by BONWORTH. Inspi-
rational speakerYvonne Hancock's
topic is, "At last I found the pearl
of great price." The presentation
and luncheon will be held at Club
Renaissance, 2121 South Pebble
Beach Blvd. on Thursday June 10.
Doors open at Ilam--Luncheon
and program 11:30am-1:30pm.
Reservations or cancellations
before noon Monday June 7. Cost
$17 inclusive.
All ladies are welcome, no
membership required. The event is
sponsored by South Shore Chris-
tian Women's Connection, Affili-
ated with Stonecroft Ministries.
Call 938-4320 or 383-7540 or
email aillil buillki ( -'i.iiil coinl



Pancakes, scrambled
egg breakfast this
Sunday
The youth group of Sun City
Christian Center is sponsoring
a Pancake and Scrambled Egg
Breakfast this Sunday, June 6, in
the church Fellowship Hall, 17566
US Hwy. 301 South, Wimauma (2
miles south of SR 674). Serving
will begin at 9 a.m. and end just
prior to the morning service which
begins at 10:30 a.m.
The group is asking for dona-
tions that will be used to send stu-
dents to camp this summer. For
your donation you'll be treated to
pancakes or scrambled eggs, ba-
con and coffee or orange juice. For
more information visit the church
calendar on their website at www.
SunCityChristian.com


JUNE 3, 2010
















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CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m. ____
Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional :15 a.m. BI Bend d.
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m. M
Pastor Jack R. Palzer I
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach
(acrossfrom MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 N

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 ............................. 8:30a.m. Day Care Available
Mon. Fri.
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. 6am 6 m.
SPhone: 645-1241 Sunday School....................... 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354
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 ..................................... 5PM
Reading Room Tuesday & Thursday....................................... 1-4 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com

F"RST BAPTIST CHURCH

L" "' 8820 COLLEGE AVE. W.

645-6439
www.fbcruskin.org
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. CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana............................................. 7:00 p.m. GRADE


4 Beth Israel

The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center
1115 Del Webb Blvd. East
Sun City Center (813) 634-2590
SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:45 PM
TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON


Rabbi: Philip Aronson


friendship Baptist Church
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)
S- 1511 El Rancho Dr.
Sun City Center, FL 33573
PPhone/Fax:
1 813-633-5950


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Cantor: Dr. Sam Isaac


WEEKLY SERVICES:


Sunday
9 a .m ................
1 a.m ............
10 a.m. & 6 p.m.


Bible Study
Bible Study
....Worship


Wednesday
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
We all make mistakes but everyone
makes different mistakes.
Ludwig von Beethoven


NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Where God's Love is Shared"
U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645.1121 www.nbcor.org C
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
Non-Instrumental -
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 -114
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776

First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *Morning Worship 10:30 AM.
Nursery Available I Sunday Evening 6:00 PM.
"Interpreter for the Deaf id-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle A Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
,Gibsonton, FL 33534 -813-67l-1301

Welcome A .. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
-NON-INSTRUMENTAL-
SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.: 6:00 p.m ,
Wednesday................7:00 p.m. -

SPRINCE 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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Obituaries


Er ngIguiUerei uin Iounuiceu
Brenda Hosler of Ruskin, FL and George Campbell of Malone, NY
announce the engagement of their daughter Amiee Lynn Campbell of
Ruskin, FL to Cory Vincent Labadie of Apollo Beach, FL. A 2011 spring
wedding is planned.




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CHURCH
Come and experience the power of

Jesus to change your life.

Sunday @ 9 & 11 AM Servicio en Esparol @ 6 PM

www.aplace4everyone.org

2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337


Unitu ,, ...
1 Spirituality Rather Than "Religion"
Beth Israel's Social Hall
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
www.unitycommunityofjoy.com Tel. 813-298-7745


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


oQdiZecf /ocisI G urc.of>cun GCit Cenler
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
... Worship Services:
SSaturday................. 4:00 p.m. Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
l Sunday.....................8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
m Fo i m 10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
SFellowship tim.e .... T ., .... ..i ; I. r .... 10:15am. and 11 a.m. in Creason Hall
-G^odc"iLove TvT.S(CCl'IMC.cOm
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month


St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

\ 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
Ministry Church
Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
Refreshments served


1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible


Phone: 813-634-1252
For Information visit:
www.standrewatscc.org


Margaret T. Clark
October 29, 1912 May 14,
2010
Pacific Grove Margaret T Clark, 97,
passed away at home peacefully and
in comfort, surrounded by her loving
family.
Margaret Tannehill Clark was born
in Norfolk, NE and attended nursing
school at Clarkson Hospital (Clarkson
College) in Omaha where she earned
her R.N. degree. Soon after Margaret
met George Clark, who was to be
the love of her lifetime and they were
married in 1938. They had two children
and lived in several places on the
East Coast including Boston, MA and
moved to the Gulf Coast of Florida in
1960. When her son entered college,
Margaret returned to nursing working in
the Intensive Care Unit at Mound Park
Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida and
continued in the nursing profession for
15+ years. After her husband retired,
the couple moved to Sun City Center
and enjoyed the relaxed lifestyle there.
They loved to travel and visited Europe,
New Zealand, Australia, and the Orient
as well as many places in the US
visiting their children and other family
and friends. In 2003 Margaret moved
to Pacific Grove, CA on the Monterey
Peninsula to be with her daughter
Susan. Here she enjoyed lunches at
the Carmel Foundation and continued


being an active member of the
Daughters of the American Revolution.
What will her family remember about
her? We'll remember her wonderful
sense of humor, that she loved
roses, and pansies, and poetry. We'll
remember her strength, her fierce
independence, but most of all, the great
love she had for her family. Mother,
you will be forever in the hearts of all
who loved you so deeply.
She is survived by her daughter,
Susan Clark and her husband, Allan
Freidson of Pacific Grove, CA, her
son David Clark of Tampa, FL, her
grandson, Tyler Clark of Tampa, FL,
her nephews Denny Price (Margie)
of Norfolk, NE, Jerry Price (Trudy) of
Clearwater FL, Charles Clark (Mary) of
New Zealand, her nieces Gillian Clark
(Graeme) of Novato, CA and Elizabeth
Davis (Richard) of New Zealand.
She was preceded in death by her
husband George W Clark (1997), her
parents, George and Stella Tannehill,
her sister Helen Price, and her brother
George Tannehill.
A service will take place in Florida
on June 9 at 10:45am at Bay Pines
National Cemetery in St. Petersburg,
FL. Interment will follow and Margaret
will be placed to rest next to her beloved
husband of 59 years. Memorials in
memory of Margaret can be sent to the
Carmel Foundation in Carmel, CA or
the charity of the donor's choice. Online
condolences www.thepaulmortuary.
com.


Ruskin Church of Christ
611 2nd Ave. NW Ruskin, FL 33570
Don White, Minister 813-361-1415
Sunday Bible Enrichment .......................................... 10:00 a.m.
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PrecingtheWo BAPTIST CHURCH
S4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
(4 miles south of Ruskin)
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
COVNILUNITY 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



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Fr. John McEvoy
Pastor
813-645-1714
SaintAnneRuskin.org

U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- j. I II Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
MASSES `
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.
Espatiol ...............................Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:00 p.m.
Confession.............................Wednesday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
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Clark F. Gillespie
Clark F. Gillespie, 80, of Sun City
Center, died May 26 after battling heart
disease for many years. He was born
in Gary, Indiana, to Fred J. Gillespie
and Elizabeth Clark Gillespie. He and
Norma, his wife of 60 years, raised their
four children, Deb, Clark, Carol, and Jo
in the Chicago area, where he was a
contractor. He and Norma have been
residents of the Sun City Center area
since 1986. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Heart
Association. Arrangements were under
the direction of Zipperer's Funeral
Home, Ruskin.

Gerald Queen
Gerald Beecher Queen, of Sun
City Center Florida, formerly of Punta
Gorda, FI and Milford, MI passed away
on May 20, 2010. He was preceded
in death by his wonderful wife, Janet
Queen and is survived by his daughter
Sallie McLaughlin (Rory A.) of Austin,
Texas; son, Sandy Queen (Judie ) of
Apollo Beach, FL; brothers, William
Queen, Douglas Queen, and sister,
MaryAnn Pear. A private celebration
of life will be held on June 17, 2010.
Those who wish may contribute to Life
Path Hospice, Sun City, FL in Jerry's
memory. The family would like to
recognize the staff at Sun Towers and
all of Jerry's special Sun City friends.


Antone J. Villa
Antone J Villa, 65, of Kings Point, Sun
City Center, FL passed away Thursday
May 20, 2010, at LifePath Hospice in
Sun City Center, FL. Antone was born
November 21 1944 in New Bedford,
MA. Prior to moving to Florida in 1988,
Antone lived in Lakeville, MA, where
he was an architectural draftsman
and call fireman for the Lakeville Fire
Department. He is survived by his wife
Evelyn, mother Emily Villa ofAcushnet,
Ma; son Joseph Villa of Anderson,
SC; daughter, Denise Mindle of New
Bedford, MA; grandsons, Thomas Villa,
Antone Villa II, Alexander Villa, and one
granddaughter Rebekah Villa; sister,
Carol Treacy of Port St. Lucie, FL; and
many beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass will take place Saturday,
June 5, 2010, 11am at Prince of Peace
Catholic Church in Sun City Center, FL.
Reception following at Kings Point main
clubhouse. In lieu of flowers the family
suggests contributions to the American
Red Cross.

In loving memory o
Selma Simmons Sheneiefe
7/13/1951- 5/26/2008












It has only been two years since
your passing. Not a day goes by
that we don't remember you and
the things you did for us and others
without thinking of yourself. Selma
you will be missed and loved and be
in our hearts forever.
Loving you always, your husband
Mike; Jason, Cindy, Jeff, mother
(Jay), Sam, Linda, family and
friends.


JUNE 3. 2010






22 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER
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We Will Make This Right.


BP has taken full responsibility for cleaning up the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stopping the leak will be a major step, but only a start. We know that our responsibility
goes much further.

Our commitment to the environment.
Our job now is to prevent as much environmental damage caused by this spill as
we can. Over 1,100 boats, including local fishing fleets, are collecting the oil by
skimming and other methods. More than two million feet of boom are in place to
protect the shoreline. Where oil has reached the shore, we are cleaning it up.

Our commitment to the people of the Gulf.
This spill and the hardships endured by Gulf families and businesses never
should have happened. The region is home to thousands of BP employees,
so we also feel the impact.

We have been paying all legitimate claims for economic loss and will continue to do
so. We will not be limited by a spending cap. We have 18 claims offices in operation
across the Gulf. More than 9,000 claims have been paid, including millions of dollars
to thousands of fishermen.

We've provided $170 million to support the response and tourism in the region.
And our efforts will not come at any cost to taxpayers.

Our commitment to you.
Whether you've been affected personally or you are following this from a distance, we
understand that our responsibility includes keeping you informed. You expect us to
make this right. We will.

For the most current information, please visit the following BP and joint
U.S. Government/BP websites:

www.bp.com
www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com


For assistance or information, please call the following 24/7 hotlines:
To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816
To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401
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105 PERSONAL
Weddings
Rev Cheryl Wilken
ordain minister. Serving Apollo Beach
& surrounding area. Cell # 913-544-
6800

Coin collector. Not a dealer. Interested in
silver & gold coins. Will offer better price
than dealer. 813-645-1082

Kings Point Limo
Licensed & insured. Resident chauf-
feur & owner. Discount prices to any
airport & seaport. Also bus charter's
813-634-1354






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

Garage sale. Household items, books,
clothes, misc. 8:30am-12:30pm. Sat-
urday, June 5th. Villages of Cypress
Creek, Ventana. 1602 Oracle Dr.,

Garage sale. Thursday, June 3rd only.
Moving, everything must go. TVs,
armoire & so much more. Bargains
galore. 8am-noon. 1943 Sterling Glen
Ct, SCC.


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1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
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Please call (813) 645-5255
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312 ESTATE SALES





Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins
Domestic & Foreign
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uskin


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La-Z-Boy Recliner, Queen Bedroom Set;
Furniture Made at Sawdust Engineers: Twin
Bedroom Set, Tea Cart, Dining Room Table
w/Benches, Stack Tables; Trundle Bed, Dining
Room Table w/Chairs, Cedar Chest, Loveseat,
TVs, Gas Grill, Sewing Machine, Rotary Electric,
Vintage Books & Postcards, Vintage Jewelry,
Sterling & Gold, Wedgewood, Noritake,
Swavarski Crystals, Artificial Plants, Bookcases,
Hummels, Occasional Table w/Chairs,
Household, Kitchen & Misc. Items.
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Contents include: Gorgeous
Area Rug, VERY Nice Blue
Matching Loveseat & Sofa,
Light Colored China Cabinet
& Display Cabinet, Coffee
Tables, Beautiful Glass Top
DOLPHIN Table w/Hand
Carved Chairs, Entertainment
Center, Leather Recliners,
Mechanical Adjustable
Bedroom Set, Men's and
Women's Clothing, Collect-
ibles, Figurines, Fine China,
GOLF CART, Tools, House-
hold & Misc. Items.
PLEASE PARK ON
SAME SIDE OF SALE DUE TO
EMERGENCY VEHICLES.
See You There!






2008 New Bedford Dr.
(off Pebble Beach S.)
June 4 & 5
8am-1 pm
Blue Cobalt Tea Set, Trimmed in
Gold, Cobalt & Cranberry
Collections, Gnomes & Large
Selection of Holiday Decorations,
Sheet Music, Dog Bed, Carrier &
Toys, Women's Clothing
(size 16), Luggage,
Stuffed Animals, TV &
Stand, Linens, Kitchen & Z
Garage Items, La-Z-Boy
Love Seat, Sofa, Leather
Recliner & Sleep Sofa, Ethan
Allen Sofa & Loveseat, Drexel
Bleached Mahogany Bedroom
Suite, Batcholar, Wicker Front
Chest, Small Desk + Leopaid
Office Desk, Small Kitchen Table
& 2 Chairs, Quilt Rack, TV Trays,
End Tables, Lamps, Bookcases,
double & single (Walkerbilt
Library), 12-piece China
(Flintridge, off white, gold trim),
pool fountain, 32" tall by
Dinewoodie, Lane Parsons
Cocktail, Sofa & End Tables,
Breakfront, Brushed Brass, 70"
long in 3 sections, Kitchen Table
& 6 Chairs by Chromcraft, Pool
Furniture, 16-piece by Winston.
633-1173 or 508-0307


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

395 WANTED TO BUY
Would like to purchase a furnished
wooden doll house. Big enough for a
Barbie doll. Call 813-633-6018







410 BOATS
2001 Palm Beach, 17' CC, Yamaha
90hp. Rocket trailer, Bimini top, many
extras. Great condition $5,495. 813-
748-3691

425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special-
izing in outside storage for RVs, boats &
trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay-
Storage.com

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455 AUTOMOBILES

$Fast Cash$
Cars, trucks & Vans. Dead or alive.
813-626-5733, 813-924-6255 Free
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456 TRUCKS & VANS
1994 Ford Diesel E-350, box van 14ft
body. 70k miles. New transmission
& tires, running boards. Great shape
$7,500 obo. 813-634-8902


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511 HOUSES FOR SALE
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


SCC Sierra in Greenbriar, oak floors, replumbed,
interior redecorated. Over 1,500 sq. ft......$134,900
Hampton "Expanded," w/enclosed lanai, new
kitchen, furnished, golf cart.........................$64,500
SCC Worthington 3BR/2BA, 2,500 sq. ft., solar heated
spa, new flooring, caged patio, vacant............. $249,000
RENTALS
2BR/2B Fum. on Gloucester.......................$750/month
2BR/2B, 2-car garage in Greenbriar........ $1000/month


AFFORDABLE DOUBLEWIDE.
HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Large
dining/living room, huge MBR, nice enclosed
porch, carport, workshop/storage shed,
double roof and NEW CHA! $51,500.
OWNER FINANCING: 2BR/2BA
Manufactured home, bright spacious living
area, new kitchen appliances & flooring,
huge MBR, walk-in closet, inside utility,
relaxing screen porch with hot tub, carport,
roof over, NEW CHA, 2 sheds. $75,500.
BEAUTIFUL LOT FOR THE HOUSE OR
M/H OF YOUR DREAMS! 1.17 Acre cleared
with few shady trees, secluded, only minutes
from town & shopping. Well and electric on
site. $59,900. Owner will finance.
RENTAL: Clean furnished 2BR/2BA Mobile
Home, in age-restricted community.
$700/mo. + deposit.






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511 HOUSE FOR SALE
Home for sale. 601 4th Ave., Ruskin.
4br/2ba, ready to move in. Newly re-
modeled 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.
$134,900. Call Mickey Arruda 813-787-
4451, Coldwell Banker Real Estate






560 M.H. ON LOTS
Mobile home for sale Eastwood Mobile
Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather
813-677-5726






610 WATERFRONT RENTALS
The Dolphin House, Apollo Beach,
efficiency apartments on water. Boat
docking /fishing. Pool, laundry. $185
weekly, $185 deposit. No pets. 813-
850-5217

611 HOUSES FOR RENT
Apollo Beach on canal, 3br/2ba. New
pool, lanai, dock. Pet ok. $1,595. Call
One to One Video Solutions. 813-843-
2407

2br/2ba newly remodeled, with appli-
ances. $895 monthly, pet ok. 2 houses.
629 & 812 La Jolla Ave., SCC. 813-
643-1274

S & R Properties
3, 2 & 1 bedrooms. No pets. Ruskin,
Gibsonton area. RV lots available 813-
310-1888 or 813-849-1469

612 APTS. FOR RENT
Ruskin 2br/1 ba, no pets, washer & dryer
hookups. $590 monthly plus deposit.
813-645-1801

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612 APTS FOR RENT
For rent. 2br/1 ba apartment, Yearly. Un-
furnished. $800 monthly plus security.
No pets. Kay L. Pye. 813-361-3672

Furnished or unfurnished 1 br/1 ba, lanai
across from CA complex. New carpet,
tile. Garage. $785 monthly includes
water. 1 CA dues, annual rental. KLM
Realty H. Carl McGary, broker 813-
679-4701

613 CONDOS FOR RENT





Tremont at Bay Park
(off7th Ave. NE in Ruskin)
3BR/2BA Condos. $900 per month.
S3BR/2BA Townhouse with garage.
$1000 per month.
4BR/2.5BA Townhouse (1842 sq. ft.)
with garage. $1200 per month.
(Water & Basic Cable Included)
with approved application
and 1 year lease
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1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished, Cov-
ered parking. 55+, Kings Point. all ame-
nities. $700 monthly 813-634-1162

619 VILLAS FOR RENT

Sun City Center
Fully furnished. Immaculate
2br/2ba/2cg in 55+ Clubhouse, 3
pools, golf. 6 months or monthly avail-
able. Dina 813-633-6187 or Tricia
239-293-6771

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
One bedroom furnished, water & electric
included. $175 weekly. Two bedroom
(not furnished) $175 weekly, plus secu-
rity deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park
in Gibsonton. 813-677-7509

For rent. One bedroom RV, includes
electric & water. $140 weekly. Perfect for
on person. No pets. 813-690-0768

For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near
shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-
8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896

For Rent: Clean
Mobile Homes With
A/C. 813-677-1086

Ruskin 1br/1ba 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 $175 weekly plus
$300 deposit. 813-363-6001

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646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
Garage & mini storage rooms for rent.
Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton.
813-677-1137

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wear $35. Set & haircut not included.
Monday only, with Sylvia. @ BJ's salon.
Call 813-374-0113

680 ADULT/CHILD CARE
Live in companion, assist you with clean-
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705 CLEANING


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.
813-846-7629
Flat rate $75, full clean

Do you need a house cleaner? Call
Sandy. Honest, dependable & reliable.
813-645-5273, leave message.

Green Team
Home /office cleaning. Windows
cleaned. Pressure washing, yard
maintenance. Call Dee 813-777-1221.

Nataly's Cleaning Service. Quality
house cleaning, for all your cleaning
needs. Supplies included. Licensed &
dependable. Free estimate. Call 813-
380-8375..Also yard maintenance.

710 LAWN CARE

FloraScapes
ny serving all your landscaping needs.
Residential & commercial. Ruskin,
Apollo Beach, SCC, Riverview. Li-
censed/insured. 813-333-3688


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710 LAWN CARE


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Residential & Commercial
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Landscape Maintenance
Irrigation Monitoring & Repair
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813-645-7266
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M & C Mower Repair
Parts & service. Authorized warranty
center. Commercial & residential. 725
14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226

715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

Fill-Land Clearing
Dozer & loader work, driveway & sep-
tic fill, & shell hauled. Robert Carver,
813-634-4962. Beeper 813-267-6217

Pittman Trucking & Tractor
Service. Bank run, wash shell, fill dirt,
topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt,
driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe,
grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep-
tic System & drain fills. CFC#1427021.
813-645-1883

Myers Trucking
Backhoe & Tractor Service. Cul-
vert sets, driveways, shell, crushed
asphalt, concrete, fill dirt, excavating,
mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963
Free estimates.

720 HOME MAINT.
David the Handy Man LLC. If it needs
to be repaired, replaced or installed call
me. 813-310-5027. Free estimates.
Insured

740 MISC. SERVICES

Seawall Repairs
also new construction of docks, boat
lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Heck-
er Construction Co. 813-236-9306


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FOR RENT: 1BR or 2BR furnished duplex on small canal close to Bay on West Shell Point. $700 and $800 NEW LISTING 1.1 Acres (MOL) Includes two parcels with 128 ft. (MOL) frontage on Bullfrog Creek with access to
monthly. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288. Tampa Bay. Property is surrounded by commercial zoning. Great location just off Highway 41 in Gibsonton.
ACTIVE, OPPORTUNITY-FILLED COMMUNITY OF VALENCIA LAKES. New 2BR/2BA home has 3rd BR Adjacent commercial property also for sale. $225,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK
option, all the latest features you can imagine, and a terrific location. You must come and check out the amenities 748-2201
including clubhouse, cafe, heated pool, tennis, racquetball, basketball, clubs, trails, parks. RV and boat storage NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres
available. Pets welcome. $209,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 MOL). Property is zoned Cl (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage.
INVESTOR SPECIAL!! 2005 Duplex with 2BR/1BA, 832 sq. ft. and other unit is 3BR/2BA, 1040 sq. ft. Both units Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for
rented. Bring all offers. Must move. $125.000 CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-2225 storage. Adjacent property with 128 feet (MOL) of waterfront is also for sale. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672
or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
2BR/2BA DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE in the Riverbreeze Gated Community. Fully furnished, utility shed with washeror ROXANN WESTBROOK 7-2
and dryer. Park has clubhouse, swimming pool, and shuffleboard. $ 55,000. CALL Kathy Jacobson 624-2225 1.4 ACRES with county water and sewer available. Ideal for your estate home or build up to 4 homes on this
property. Mostly cleared corner lot within minutes to Schools, Churches, Restaurants and Recreation. Asking
WHAT A BARGAIN!! A great opportunity to own a 2BR/2BA manufactured home for under $50,000. Call today to property. Mostly cleared corner lot within minutes to Schools, Churches, Restaurants and Recreation. Asking
WHAT A BARGAIN!! A great opportunity to own a 2BR/2BA manufactured home for under $50,000. Call today to $133,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540.
see this nicely maintained home available for only $49.000.CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
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Stained glass


* Continued from page 1
Eager to learn everything he
could about glass, its properties
and its potentials, as soon as he
was able to make the choices, he
took classes wherever possible,
learning glass cutting, even glass
blowing. Over time, he grasped
and then refined the techniques
involved in etching with sand and
with the wheel as well as bevel-
ing or faceting. With glass as his
"canvas," he was able to exercise
his bent for the whimsical and the
unconventional.
Sloan, the glass artist, opened
his first studio in Ybor City in the
mid '70s. It was not, however, an
instantaneous success, he recalled.
He persisted, though, picking up
small commissions, working with-
out heat in the winter, without air
conditioning in the summer, often
even without hot running water. "It
sucked, but I didn't care," Sloan
asserted, emphasizing the supreme
importance the first priority of
work well done, whether for an
architect or a door maker or an in-
terior designer. He also shared his
knowledge, teaching others at the
University of South Florida.
And, slowly, over the decades
the client list grew. Eventually,
there were substantial, six-figure
commissions such as multiple or-
ders for beveled and etched glass
dividers in the Morrison Cafete-
rias, beveled glass office dividers
for the design division of Harmon
Glass, an etched mirrored wall for
Devco Development Corp, etched
doors for Azzarelli Construction,
beveled mirrored walls in the
Urban Centre at WestShore, his
successful bid for similar work at
Universal Studios.
The corporate work led to pay-
ing assignments from individu-
als for their homes in exclusive


sections, Sloan added, ticking off
some of the higher profile names
in Tampa Bay's political, legal
and entertainment circles. He does
not drop these names publicly, he


noted, because he believes pri-
vate clients have a right to expect
privacy regarding the art work in
their homes.
By this time an acknowledged


Melody Jameson photos
In the process of creating an attractive paperweight from a rough
cut chunk of glass through the art of beveling, Winston Hasper
examines the piece with a practiced eye. A glass artisan who also
shares Sloan's commitment to maintaining the integrity of the work
above all else, Hasper's experience at the grinding wheel and good
eye for fractional differences that escape the non-artist often are
helpful in the studio's restoration work which can require a precise
attention to detail without any attitude for creative experimentation.
The studio also produces imaginative glass creations for interior
designers, architects, door manufacturers and other industries.


master of his craft, featured local-
ly and in pertinent trade journals,
Sloan had moved his Star Bevel
Studio a couple of times and then
settled into a small business center
on U.S. 301, north of Riverview.
But, it was the height of the local
real estate boom; buyers were both
plentiful and competitive. Made
the offer he could not refuse, Sloan
cashed out.


Sloan constantly is creating and
his home is but another demon-
stration opportunity. This color-
ful door panel in one entry to the
dwelling displays art as well as
stained glass, plus etching and
faceting mixed with clear glass
elements.


And that is how, he allowed, the
studio of today came to be located
on a spit of land surrounded by a
bayou of the Alafia, steps away
from the spacious ground floor
offices one for him, one for Su-
sanne and the second story home
of spectacular river views they
share with three rescued mixed-
breed dogs.
Neat and functional, the ob-
long studio, cooled with breezes
from the river when fully opened
at both ends, houses long work
tables, storage bins of glass, both
art and stained, samples of fin-
ished pieces, and the old, valuable,
irreplaceable machinery required
for beveling and etching tasks on
turning wheels made gritty with
small streams of water and polish-
ing material.
Assisted by Winston Hasper,
also competent in the disappear-
ing art of beveling, Sloan cur-
rently is working on two projects
of considerable historic signifi-
cance. Both are restorations, one
of stained glass windows in the
Ruskin home of Conrad Peterson,
who rehabilitated the former arts
and drama center of that commu-
nity's 100-year-old college, and
the second involving some 80
stained glass windows in varying
sizes, eight to 22 feet, from a Tam-
pa church built in 1904. It can be
delicate work, demanding care in
handling and attention to detail in
matching colors, Sloan said, point-
ing out that such work cannot be
rushed and yet done properly.
But such challenges still excite
Sloan as he looks ahead to his sixth
decade coming on fast. "I'm still
learning; you never learn it all," he
said with a grin, "and it still gets
the mojo flowing." Being out of
step can have its advantages.
O 2010 Melody Jameson


Observations
* Continued from page 14


and permanently intertwined.
"When we were 40 miles out
we got to see real blue water. It
is incredible. The most beautiful
blue possible. We saw big waves
with foam blowing off the tops of
the crests. We now have a healthy
dose ofrespect for what the Gulf is
capable of"
Sailing Vessel Hetty Brace,
Ship's Log, December 9, 1996
And now it is possible that the
Gulf that has salted my smiles and
run through my tears is about to
disappear as I know it. The silent,
powerful, uncaring and almost
omnipotent presence that I have
known for the past 16 years is in
jeopardy. The Gulf as I have al-
ways known it may be gone.
Will this beach be the same next
week or next month? I hope so;
but no one knows for sure.
I need the Gulf of Mexico. Ev-
eryone along the coast needs it.
Jobs and livelihoods are at stake.
Dreams are at stake. The Gulf
Coast of Florida is unique with


islands and inlets carved out
through the millennia. The beau-
ty is incomparable. Right now,
tens of millions of gallons of oil
are threatening those lives, their
dreams and its beauty. Nature
didn't cause this disaster. We did.
"Beautiful evening. The breeze
is cool and refreshing. I'm watch-
ing a southbound sailboat proba-
bly out of Tampa Bay and I realize
that I'm no longer in a hurry to get
home. Home is here and it is nice
here."
Sailing Vessel Hetty Brace,
Ship's Log, May 31, 1998, 11:30
p.m.
I hope and I pray that my home
will come through this. Oh, I know
for certain the Gulf of Mexico will
eventually shrug this off but in my
lifetime? That I don't know. How
many lives will be changed? How
many jobs lost and dreams shat-
tered will there be before this is
over? My life is here. I both love
and fear the Gulf.
And now I'm afraid for it.


'Discover the Past' at Cracker Country


June 5 I U a.m. 4 p.m.


Gretna church of Gadsden Coun-
ty is now at Cracker Country.


Imagine it's the year 1898 and
you have just settled in rural Flori-
da. What would you be doing, see-
ing and experiencing? On June 5,
come step through a doorway into
history, where you can use your
senses of sight, smell, taste, touch,
and hearing to relive early rural
Florida at your own pace.
Making butter was one of the
many daily chores done by fami-
lies in the 1890s. Children would
usually be responsible for the
process, often making multiple
pounds of butter every day. From
milking the cow to washing the
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into the process. Every morning
during Discover the Past, they are
making butter in this traditional
way. Learn more about this pro-
cess and have a taste of what real
homemade butter tastes like! This
is one of the many chores and ac-
tivities that you can participate in
during Discover the Past.
Discover the Past is offered the
first Saturday of each month from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is a fun way
for families to spend an enjoyable
day together. Activities and pro-
grams change with the seasons so
you'll want to come back often for
new experiences.
This program is open to all guests
and is an exceptional value. Adult
admission tickets for June 5 are $6
each; students six to twelve years
old and senior citizens tickets are
$5 each. Children five and under
are admitted free.
Parking is free for this event
whenvisitors enter the Fairgrounds
via the Orient Road entrance. For
more information, visit www.
crackercountry.org, e-mail Susan
Obarski at obarsks@doacs.state.
fl.us or call 813-627-4225.


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