August 5, 2010
RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570
PERMIT NO. 8
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* By WARREN RESEN, Travel Writer
Sixty-five years ago the world
changed forever. The date was
August 6, 1945 and "Little Boy,"
the uranium fueled atomic bomb,
had been dropped on Hiroshima.
The headline in the evening edition
of The Knoxville News Sentinel of
August 6, 1945 literally shouted in
bold type that the "ATOMIC SU-
PER BOMB, MADE AT OAK
RIDGE, STRIKES JAPAN."
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tute. (.:-STEM meaning science, tech- l il -
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city: Oak Rid 'ge,
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been brought to HCC's new South
"These kids have come from three
counties," said Elizabeth Heli, a
technical education teacher who
normally works in Greco Middle
School's Engineering STEM Insti-
tute. (STEM meaning science, tech-
nology, engineering and math.)
Heli supervised the summer pro-
gram students along with Carlos
city: Oak Ridge,
There were no twenty-four hour
news programs back then so most
of the world had to wait another
day to hear about the momentous
event. The joy in the
Western World was A trip v
palpable. People were tkin
literally dancing in the visit this
streets, historic, I
When the news
broke, people went
wild thinking the war with Japan
High school girls at their stations in Oak Ridge facility.
Penny Fletcher Photo
Rowan Murray of Manatee County, foreground, and Amaya Ashmore of Guinta Middle School in Bran-
don, attend the week's Robotics Camp held for the first time on the South County campus of Hillsbor-
ough Community College last week.
Ortiz, a computer science instruc-
tor at HCC.
"These are mostly very advanced
students who want to do well in
math and science and we want to
show them the careers that are avail-
able once they get out of school so
was over. It took a second, more
powerful plutonium bomb, named
"Fat Man," over the Japanese city
of Nagasaki three days later to ac-
complish that feat.
worth I was a kid of el-
ng: ementary school age at
unusual, the time and remem-
ocation ber the people's joy,
myself included. Then
we asked ourselves,
"What is an Atomic Bomb?"
We had no idea of the power of
the bomb or that the Atomic Age
had just been ushered in, only that
World War II was over. President
Truman only learned of the secret
bomb, called the Manhattan Proj-
ect, two weeks after he took office.
Can you imagine keeping a secret
of this magnitude today?
The people of Oak Ridge were
thrilled believing that they had
added so mightily to ending the
war. Actually the project was so
secret, and work so compartmen-
talized, that the local people had
no inkling of the other locations
where the bombs were manu-
factured and tested. The atomic
bombs were actually assembled
and tested at another secret facility
See THE SECRET CITY, page 18
they can choose their high school
courses accordingly," Heli said.
That's the reason the FLATE
program sponsor of the robotics
camps and other student events -
began bringing middle school stu-
dents into special science and math
programs instead of waiting until
high school like they used to, said
area FLATE program director Dave
Gula is the local outreach man-
ager for the community college
See ROBOTICS, page 16
* By MELODY JAMESON
SUN CITY CENTER- It's prob-
ably not the shortest route to riches,
but managing estate sales here
as well as in other South County
communities is a rewarding road
It's a small business character-
ized by the warmth of long friend-
ships, the camaraderie of regular
customers, the glee of a startling
bargain found, the opportunity to
give genuine selfless service to
another and a window on the hu-
man condition like few others.
This is the picture painted with
enthusiasm by three long-time
brokers working here Kim Boy-
ett, a key figure in her family's
14-year-old business, Anne's Es-
tate Sales, Beverly Parker, long
established real estate sales pro-
fessional heading Beverly's Estate
Sales for the last three years, and
Nettie Phillips, proprietress of the
brokerage that now is the oldest in
the area at 15 years, Nettie's Es-
tate Sales. Each is a skilled hand
at conducting successful sales in
which weeks of labor-intensive ef-
fort behind the scenes have been
invested. Not one of them wants to
do anything else.
Estate sales, unlike yard garage
or tag sales, refers to liquidation of
becue to Nettie Phillips
tools, from the books and tapes to
the personal jewelry and private
scrapbook collections. Sales often
are initiated by an elderly surviving
spouse downsizing before moving
to smaller quarters, by children
headquartered in northern states
whose Florida retired parents have
passed on, by attorneys settling an
estate with no living relatives, even
by Realtors marketing a property
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BP has taken -uill responsibility for the cleanup in the Gulf. And that includes
keeping you informed.
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Every morning, over 50 spotter planes and helicopters search for oil off the
coast, heading to areas previously mapped with satellite imagery and infrared
photography. Once oil is found, they radio down to the 6,000 ships and
boats of all sizes that are supporting the cleanup effort and working to colei,-:.
the oil. These are thousands of local shrimping and fishing boats organized into
task forces and strike teams, plus specialized skimmers mobilized from as far
as the Netherlands.
We have recovered more than 27 irmllir:o gallons of oil-water mixture from
the Gulf. Other methods have also helped remove millions of additional
gallons of oil from the water. We've deployed more than 8 million feet of
boom to protect beaches and sensitive '..Idlite areas.
In the event of a hurricane, our first priority is keeping people safe. In
coordination with the Coast Guard and local officials, we may suspend
operations temporarily but have organized to resume them as soon as possible.
We have already spent more than $3.2 billion responding to the spill and on
the cleanup, and none of this will be paid by taxpayers. We will work in the
Gulf as long as it takes to get this done. We may not always be perfect but
we will do everything we can to make this right.
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AUGUST 5, 2010
Golf & Sea Realty announces merger
with Keller Williams Realty
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Steve Van Loan, Broker/Owner
of Golf & Sea Realty, has an-
nounced the merger of his com-
pany with Keller Williams Realty
in Apollo Beach. "We entertained
merger offers from many compa-
nies and had a tough decision to
make, but the support systems,
tools, technology, and opportuni-
ties that Keller Williams has ex-
ceeds anything else in the market-
Gary Kaukonen, Keller Williams
Team Leader, said, "Steve and
Sharon Van Loan are two of the
most established REALTORS
in this area, and their reputations
are impeccable. Steve has been
licensed since 1984 and has had
great success in the sale of invest-
ment and business properties, and
Sharon has won numerous sales
awards in residential real estate.
We are extremely excited to have
Steve, Sharon, and three of their
sales associates join our South
Sharon Van Loan said, "The
Keller Williams culture was a per-
feet fit with our personal beliefs,
and our buyers and sellers will
benefit greatly from the additional
exposure listings will receive be-
ing listed on 33 different websites
and all the quality Keller Williams
marketing tools. We are now with
a company that has a superior rep-
utation and a record of tremendous
growth during some very difficult
Keller Williams Realty is now
the 3rd largest franchise operation
in the United States with 695 offic-
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Senior Helpers of Riverview is located at 10843 Park Dr., Riverview.
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flood losses, and the plan's goal
and objectives. There will be gen-
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This project is part of Hills-
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with the National Flood Insurance
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to reduce repetitive flood losses.
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More power with the right attitude Non-profit recognizes award winners
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Positive whether we
Talk succeed or
By William Hodges fail at what-
we set for
ourselves. We cannot always pre-
vent problems from befalling us,
but we always have the choice of
how we will respond to them. Just
as it is not a good idea to wait until
there is a fire to learn to use the
equipment that you will need to
protect yourself, it is not a good
idea to leave attitude development
until a crisis in your life develops.
Now is the time to adopt a good
attitude, and here are some ways
to start working on it.
1. Take stock of how you are
currently beginning your day. Do
you wake with anticipation or do
you wake with a feeling of dread?
Anticipation primes the system to
take advantage of the challenges
of the day; dread causes the sys-
tem to drain energy from your get
up and go, making you to want to
stay in bed. Sir Isaac Newton was
primarily referring to inanimate
objects when he wrote his first law
of motion, "A body at rest tends to
remain at rest, or a body in motion
tends to remain in motion," but I
feel sure that his statement applies
equally well to people. A positive
attitude at the beginning of the day
can be just what you need to get
the body moving and keep it going
all day long.
2. Choose to act rather than re-
act. When people around us pout,
get mad or are just plain nasty, our
natural tendency is to either mirror
their actions or to give in to them.
When you do this without thinking
through your actions, you are re-
acting. The other person is in con-
trol and you will feel a variety of
negative emotions. To avoid this,
before you do anything, take con-
trol of your feelings and remember
that it is in your best interest to do
things for your reasons, not theirs.
Think through your actions before
you implement them, and you will
find you feel better about yourself.
In turn, you have a better attitude
toward life in general because you
are in control.
3. Review everything that hap-
pens to you during the day from
the standpoint of how what hap-
pened may have benefited you. In
other words, look for the good in
every event and stay open to the
possibilities arising from it. It is
amazing how an event can appear
very negative but have underly-
ing positive benefits. You have to
look for them. Adopt the attitude
that there is some good in every
occurrence, and you will begin to
Our attitude is the engine that
can propel us to success or anchor
us to failure. It is a powerful force
that, positively harnessed, can pro-
vide us with our fondest wishes or,
if left undirected, can be captured
by our dark side and destroy all
our dreams. Start today to enhance
your attitude. Greet the new day
with enthusiasm. Act, don't react,
when dealing with others. Look
for the good in all that happens to
you. It's a small start, but you'll
be amazed at the power you will
find within you when you have the
Kings Point Ladies 18 Hole League
Game: Points June 21
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2nd(tie) Linda Suh, Lee Lever-
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1st Rose Ricciardi Plus 4
2nd(tie) Colleen Walker, Gladys
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2nd(tie) Bonnie Holmes, Judy
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On Aug. 6, Keep Hillsborough
County Beautiful, Inc. (KHCB)
will recognize individuals, groups
and businesses at the Rusty Peli-
can for their community improve-
Every year, KHCB coordinates
numerous cleanup and beautifi-
cation projects but couldn't do it
without the help of some dedicated
volunteers and funding partners.
Among those who KHCB will
recognize are Girl Scout Rowan
Wilson who was instrumental in
rehabilitating her neighborhood
pond and the David Straz Center
for their commitment to recycling
and waste reduction.
Ro\\ i Wilson has launched an
ambitions project by pulling to-
gether a team of friends to help re-
move trash around a neighborhood
pond and pulling out the invasive
plants and putting in new plants,"
said KHCB Executive Director
Christine Commerce. "When most
youth are spending their weekends
and summer hanging out with
friends, Rowan has worked on her
project and was able to re-habitat
about one-quarter of the pond. She
is an example for us all to take ini-
tiative to do something good for
KHCB also will recognize sev-
eral other individuals, groups,
businesses and schools that helped
KHCB succeed in its mission of
litter prevention, waste reduction
and beautification. KHCB will
recognize these and other entities
Aug. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. at the Rusty Pelican, 2425 N.
Rocky Point Drive.
"On behalf of Keep Hillsbor-
ough County Beautiful, I would
like to thank all the individuals
and groups who have made a dif-
ference in their community." said
Commerce. "I wish we could give
an award to them all."
KHCB is a non-profit organiza-
tion whose mission is to prevent
litter, promote recycling and con-
servation, clean up and beautify
our community through action,
education, awareness and by fos-
It is funded mainly through the
Hillsborough County Solid Waste
Management Department but
seeks additional funds to support
and expand its programs, which
include the Great American Clean-
up, International Coastal Cleanup,
and Adopt-A-Spot programs.
In conjunction with the lun-
cheon, KHCB will hold a Pirate's
Bounty Silent and Chinese Auc-
tion to raise money to benefit the
organization and its community
KHCB was formed in 1992 by
a group of concerned residents,
who saw that litter was becoming
a problem in the county through
lack of community pride, limited
knowledge of disposal options and
For more information, contact
KHCB at (813) 960-5121 or visit
2010 Award Winners:
Individual Award Nominees -
Cynthia G. Bass-Hollis, Tampa
Kristina Carter, South Tampa
Christine Fisher, Tampa
Michael Seitzler, Tampa
Mark Mano, Valrico
Paul McShea, Town 'N Country
Capt. Gus Muench, Ruskin
Cheresee Rehart, Riverview
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Florida Aquarium Green Team
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Is fatherhood dying?
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If you know a child in a single-
parent home, that child is most
likely being raised by Mom.
According to the latest U.S.
Census figures from November of
2009, 84 percent of the custodial
parents in the 13.7 million single-
parent households in the U.S. are
mothers. Only 16 percent of custo-
dial parents are dads. Many fathers
blame the court systems, which
they believe favors the mothers in
most cases, but one expert believes
that men have more control over
that paradigm than they might
"When it comes to deciding
who gets the kids, it's natural for
judges to want to place them with
the parent who is nurturing and
sensitive," said Michael Taylor,
motivational speaker, life coach,
and author of A New Conversation
With Men (www.coachmichael-
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cases, it's difficult to cast most
fathers -- even the good ones -- in
that light. But I don't think it's out
of reach for any man to become
that person, and to exude it in his
Taylor believes that the great-
est challenge we have in our
society right now is to redefine
"Most men are tired and frus-
trated with their lives and are
looking for something new and
different," he said. "Men want to
learn to be genuinely happy with
their lives, but most of them do
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we need to do is discard all the
media and culture madness that
has created the problem in the first
place. I believe that every man can
learn to be a great husband, a great
father and a trusted friend. To get
there, we need to break the bonds
of a culture that has taught us all
the wrong things about what it
means to be masculine, and em-
brace a new paradigm of mascu-
linity that empowers them to reach
their full potential."
The cornerstone for this new
paradigm, according to Taylor,
includes developing stronger con-
nections to the ideas of love, com-
passion, understanding, accep-
tance and forgiveness.
"These qualities are not signs
of weakness," Taylor said. "They
are actually signs of strength, and
when men reject these aspects of
themselves, it leads to all sorts of
dysfunction and unhappiness.
We've grown up in a culture
that teaches men that marriage
is a prison, and that being mo-
nogamous is somehow not manly,
when in fact, the successful and
happy husbands and fathers out
there know that to be the opposite.
If we can reverse these beliefs,
I believe we will begin to see a
dramatic reduction of issues like
high divorce rates, high school
dropouts, domestic abuse and high
Ruskin Family Support and Resource
Center unveils events
The focus of the Ruskin Family Support & Resource Center is on the
family, with community outreach, 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
participant. Registration is required for all classes; call (813) 870-4747
Ruskin FSRC is offering Back to School immunization and well exams
for your child. To make an appointment, call (813) 641-5600. All St.
Joseph's Children's Mobile Health Clinic appointments are are from 4 to
7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10 and are free. Registration is required.
Plan to attend an informative evening on how to prepare and protect
your family. Guest speaker Deputy Will Menendez will teach about
hurricane hazards from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18. No registra-
tion is required.
A Community Partnership ofthe
Children's Board ofHillsborough County
Music & More Class
During this six-week session,
children ages 1-5 years old are
exposed to many different types
of music, instruments and sound.
This class nurtures the musical
growth of children and helps de-
velop language, social/emotional
and cognitive skills at 10:30 a.m.
on Saturday. Registration is required.
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 Cen-
ters in Town 'n Country, North Tampa and Brandon. Check out the web-
site at www.familysupporthc.org to find more information.
Ruskin FSRC hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 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 Hillsborough 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.
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troops, through a website called
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Jeb Bush says 'no' to 2012 White House run
* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
One year ago it would have been
almost unthinkable, but a lot
can change in a year. Florida's for-
mer governor, the brother and son
of former presidents, publicly re-
surfaced in the past several weeks
sparking discussion by some, hope
by others, that 2012 would yield
yet another Bush on the ballot for
President of the United States.
Former Governor Jeb Bush
stepped into the spotlight again,
standing up for his brother's rep-
utation and to raise money for
candidates in a select few races.
A New York Times article on June
22, seemed to turn the spotlight
towards Mr. Bush. The article,
entitled, "For Jeb Bush, Life De-
fending the Family Name," fea-
tured exclusive quotes from Mr.
Bush defending his brother, for-
mer President George W. Bush,
and questioning the judgement of
President Obama. There was no
quote confirming or denying any
interest he had in running for the
presidency. The reporter, Matt Bai,
however, did raise the issue and
that seemed to open the door to the
stage upon which the spotlight was
Jeb Bush remains a highly popu-
lar figure in Florida. His appear-
ance of managing a calm, coordi-
nated and effective response to the
devastating hurricane seasons of
2005 and 2006 stood in stark con-
trast to the White House's response
to Hurricane Katrina. At press
conferences, former Governor
Bush appeared equally comfort-
able fielding and responding to
- questions in both English and
Spanish, an impressive departure
from the norm in the upper ech-
elons of politics. The likelihood of
his winning the state's 27 electoral
votes would, by most estimates,
be considered high. Unfortunately,
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that is only ten percent of the 270
electoral votes needed to win the
White House. His fluency in Span-
ish, however, would likely not be
lost on the nation's burgeoning
He could certainly count on at
least two votes from the generally
blue-colored Northeast. As early
as 2005, his parents, former Presi-
dent George H.W. and Barbara
Bush, discussed the possibility of
Jeb becoming president one day.
"He'd be awfully good," former
President Bush said during a June
1, 2005 interview with CNN. "This
guy's smart, big and strong. Makes
the decisions. And you know, not
without controversy, but he's led
But he also acknowledged two
problems with the idea.
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Mr. Bush last week stated he is not running for president.
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"The timing's wrong. The main
thing is, he doesn't want to do it."
The owner of a consulting com-
pany, Jeb Bush has repeatedly stat-
ed that his current focus is to earn
money for his family. Yet since the
New York Times article appeared,
the possibility of his entrance
into the 2012 race changed from
hushed discussion to voices from
the rooftop with everyone from
the major media to Internet blog-
gers weighing in on it. For some
Republicans, the question became,
"If not Jeb Bush, then who?" For-
mer Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
remains extremely popular within
some factions of the Republican
party, but is also a polarizing fig-
ure nationally. Some dismiss the
rest of the potential candidates
as unknown entities (Minnesota
Governor Tim Pawlenty) or "also
rans" (former Massachusetts Gov-
ernor Mitt Romney).
"The wrong Bush son became
President," said one member of
the Sun City Center Republican
Club. "I think Jeb would be a great
These voices were silenced,
somewhat, by the camera of a Ken-
tucky television station on July 27.
In the state for a fund raiser for
Paul Rand, a candidate for the U.S.
Senate, Mr. Bush told a reporter
from WHAS-11 in Louisville, "I
am not running for president."
Jeb Bush has never said he was
running for president. Until last
week, he never said he wasn't, ei-
ther. Then again, in the world of
politics, saying you aren't going to
do something is often akin to say-
ing, "Yes, I am." A case in point
comes from the Nov. 4, 2004, edi-
tion of the Chicago Sun-Times in an
article about Barack Obama, newly
elected senator from Illinois.
"I am not running for president
in 2008," Obama told Sun-Times
reporter, Scott Fornek. "I mean,
come on guys. The only reason
I'm being definitive is because
until I'm definitive you will keep
asking me this question, but it's a
Thank you for the response, Mr.
Despite being the fourth most
populous state in the nation, Flori-
da has never produced a U.S. Pres-
ident. While other, less-populated
states such as Iowa, Kentucky, Ne-
braska and Vermont have produced
a total of five presidents. Having
been born in Midland, Texas, that
state could technically lay claim to
Jeb Bush, joining Dwight Eisen-
hower and Lyndon Johnson as na-
tive sons making the ascension to
the White House. Yet after running
the Sunshine State for eight years,
few could argue that Mr. Bush is
not a Floridian.
"[I think Jeb would] carry Flori-
da easily and several other states,"
continued the person from the
SCC Republican Club. "I think the
Northeast would slaughter him. I
think 2012 may be a little too soon,
since there is still a lot of animos-
ity out there towards George W."
At 57 years old, Mr. Bush has
plenty of time to consider the pos-
sibilities. After all, a lot can change
in a year. Or six.
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US Coast Guard Auxilarist Joe Lori
honored for 25 years of service
The US Coast Guard Auxilia-
ry-America's Volunteer Lifesav-
June 23, 2010.
For over one
third of that time
span, Joe Lori
has been an active member reach-
ing great heights and achieving
remarkable successes through his
commitment and dedication to the
Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Holding certifications for both
crew and coxswain Joe participat-
ed in safety and security patrols,
crew training, boater safety train-
ing as well as holding office and
directing Auxiliary operations.
But one of his most unique ac-
complishments, at age 64 no less,
was the institution of the Personal
Water Craft (PWC) orjet-ski as an
important asset to on-water opera-
tions for law enforcement, military
and Auxiliary units around the
country and around the world.
Working as a Coast Guard Aux-
iliarist in the Paralympic events in
Lake Lanier in Georgia, Joe could
see the benefits of using such a
versatile watercraft in on-water
crowd control, search and rescue
efforts and accident response.
He developed the skills and strat-
egies necessary to make this piece
Joe Lori, shown right, was honored by
of equipment a tool for others rath-
er than just a recreational toy.
After considerable training Joe's
foresight and expertise drew the
attention of US Coast Guard Dis-
trict Seven, the Winter Haven
Fire Department, the Polk County
Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and
finally the US Army---in Kuwait.
His efforts to promote the PWC
as an important marine facility
has brought him through Ireland,
Egypt, Italy and many of the Unit-
All this from a volunteer whose
forward-looking vision and dedi-
cation evolved into the acceptance
by military and law enforcement
of the PWC as a viable asset in
As a recent Flotilla Commander
of Flotilla 75 (Ruskin) Joe Lori has
been a great resource to his com-
munity as well as to the country.
Joe was recently honored by
Flotilla 75 for his contributions
and for 25 years of extraordinary
Businesses sponsor cruise fundraiser
Custom Tropical Travel and Se-
renity Meadows are sponsoring a
fundraiser to raise money for AM-
VETS Post 44. It is a five day cruise
on the Carnival Inspiration leaving
on March 21, for Grand Cayman
and Cozumel. Carnival will match
a percentage of each passenger's
fare and donate back to Post 44.
Rates include all port fees and
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Inside cabins start at $516.84 per
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For more information or any
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deposit to hold it.
AUGUST 5, 2010
State Representative Janet
Cruz to host Job Fair
Honoring her promise to focus
on jobs for her community, State
Representative Janet Cruz will
be hosting a Job Fair from 11
a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.
12, at the West Tampa Conven-
tion Center, located at 3005 West
Columbus Dr. The event is free
and open to the public.
The Job Fair is also free to local
businesses that are seeking to hire
new employees. The deadline for
businesses to register for the Job
Fair is Aug. 5. Each first 8' table
will be free. Representative Cruz
was able to eliminate any cost to
participants by enlisting the spon-
sorship of Hillsborough Area Re-
gional Transit Authority (HART)
for the hall rental, which was also
provided at reduced cost because
of the nature of this event.
The Job Fair is being actively
supported by the Greater Tampa
Chamber of Commerce, the West
Tampa Chamber of Commerce,
the Tampa Latin Chamber of
Commerce, and the Pasco Her-
nando Hispanic Chamber of Com-
Soup To Go
For a long time, I took store
bought microwave soups to work
for lunch. I got outraged at how
much money I was spending on
this unhealthy item and resolved to
change it. I put a plastic container
in my refrigerator and throughout
the week I store carrot peelings,
onion peelings, garlic peelings
and whatever veggie leftovers we
have into it. When we have a roast
or meat with bones, I save those
separately as well.
Every Friday morning, I fill a big
pot with water and dump in all my
saved items to make stock. I add
salt, pepper and whatever herbs
seem appropriate. I boil it, let it
simmer for a few hours, strain
merce. Other organizations that
are assisting include The Tampa
Bay WorkForce Alliance, Work-
Net Pinellas, and the Hispanic
Business Initiative Fund.
"I am totally committed to put-
ting Tampa Bay back to work!"
said Representative Cruz.
Because of its location in West
Tampa, it is anticipated that many
Hispanic businesses and job
seekers will attend the Job Fair,
however, everyone is welcome to
it, and then stick the broth in the
fridge. At suppertime that night, I
skim off the fat and start whatever
kind of soup I want for that week.
We have it for dinner and many
lunches throughout the week. It
costs very little and tastes wonder-
ful. My coworkers are jealous of
my yummy soup. I know what is
for dinner every Friday without
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To correct this condition, surgeons at Manatee
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"Patients who have successful
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AUGUST 5, 2010
Training is getting underway at
Southeastern Guide Dogs, how-
ever, this time it is not the dogs
in training, it's the staff. Several
Southeastern staff members and
volunteer puppy raisers have
signed on to participate in the
Women's Half Marathon of St.
Pete on November 21, 2010. And
the leader of the team? That would
be Lt. Col. Kathy Champion, a
graduate of the guide dog school,
who is legally blind from a virus
she contracted while serving in
Iraq. "I have committed to rais-
ing $2 million for Southeastern's
Paws for Patriots program and this
run is just one of the ways I am
working toward that goal. It is my
way of giving back to the program
that has given me back my inde-
pendence, it's the least I can do."
Southeastern's Paws for Patri-
otsTM program partners visually
impaired veterans with profession-
ally trained guide dogs. The orga-
nization also trains guide dogs for
veterans with multiple disabilities.
In addition to providing guide dogs
to blinded soldiers, the organiza-
tion provides companion service
dogs to veterans suffering the con-
sequences of PTSD. Southeastern
also places facility therapy dogs
at the Walter Reed Army Medical
Cheaper Ladies Shoe
As an adult woman with "regu-
lar" sized feet, I was excited to
discover that girl shoe sizes exceed
the size of my foot. This is good
news because girls' shoes cost sig-
nificantly less than women's shoes.
For example, I went to REI to buy
a particular pair of shoes. The adult
sizes cost $90. The girls' sizes were
$50. I wear a women's size 7, and
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Col. Kathy Champion and her guide, Angel.
Center in Washington, D.C. and
the National Naval Medical Center
in Bethesda, MD to spread encour-
agement to soldiers as they recover
from their injuries. Southeastern
receives no government funding
and supplies the dogs at no charge
to the recipients, thanks to the sup-
port of generous donors.
Joining Championandthe South-
eastern staff and puppy raisers on
the P,%l\i for Patriots Women"
team will be a number of notable
individuals from the Pentagon in-
telligence community, Black Ops,
SOCOM and even an Olympian.
the selection of girls' shoes go larg-
er than my foot size. I get a really
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"Right now we have 22 people on
the team and I am just thrilled with
the support we are receiving. Ath-
letic clothing manufacturer Under
Armor, has agreed to sponsor a
guide dog puppy if we all cross
the finish line" noted Champion.
And when they do cross the finish
line, it will be in true Southeastern
style, each team member will fin-
ish the tail end of the race with a
guide dog-in-training and leader
Champion will be with her guide,
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SouthShore Symphony Orchestra
to perform free summer concert
The new South Shore Symphony Orchestra will be performing the last
of its free summer concert series on Friday Aug. 13 at 7pm in the sanctu-
ary of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb
Blvd. West, in Sun City Center. Their first summer concert on May
21drew over 400 patrons, and the second con-
SP cert, July 2 drew almost a thousand with sev-
eral having to be turned away at the door due to
lack of space in the venue. For the third con-
cert on Aug. 13, the Orchestra will take seating
reservations on a first come, first served basis.
Seating on the night of the concert will be open,
0 but must be reserved in advance by calling the
SSSO box office at 813-667-7776 or by e-mail-
ing a request to email@example.com. Seating requests must include your
name, the number of tickets you would like to reserve (no more than
four), your phone number and email address (if you have one).
The Aug. 13 concert will include Joseph Haydn's powerful London
Symphony #104, American composer Morton Gould's jazzy Sympho-
nette No. 2, the orchestra version of Ralph Vaughan Williams' gorgeous
arrangement of the Welsh tune Rhosymedre, the well-known Blue Dan-
ube Waltz by Johann Strauss, and a medley of familiar Rodgers & Ham-
merstein featuring fine local vocalist Kathy Straub.
The SSSO Fall/Winter season will consist of five concerts beginning
in October and running through the end of March. Individual and season
tickets will be available for purchase by the night of the last summer
concert. For more information about your new regional symphony or-
chestra, call 813-667-7776 or visit their website, www.thessso.org.
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Lands End Marina hosts nautical flea market for
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 75 (Ruskin) was the
beneficiary, once again, of Lands
End Marina's (Apollo Beach)
commitment and generosity to
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in
hosting the Second Annual Nauti-
cal Flea Market.
Greeted by flags flying and pen-
nants aflutter, dozens of early birds
patiently awaited the 8 a.m. opening
of gimcracks and gewgaws were
taken out to waiting cars.
All visitors to the flea market
were given a free raffle ticket
towards numerous items of boat-
ing safety equipment donated by
Apollo Beach West Marine. Store
manager Bruce Hoskins said,
"We're always glad to support the
Coast Guard Auxiliary and their
There were bargains galore at the nautical flea market.
of the nautical flea market. During
the course of the day hundreds of
eager buyers found worthwhile
bargains to outfit their boats. Life
jackets, anchors, dinghies, canoes,
compasses, sails, line and all types
VFW Post #8108
Riverview Memorial VFW Post
#8108, 7504 Riverview Dr.
schedule is as follows:
Meetings: Men's Auxiliary --
1st Thursday at 7 p.m.
Ladies' Auxiliary --
2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m.
VFW Post --
2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, $6
Monday: Bar Bingo at 6:30 a.m.
Spaghetti from 5 to 7 p.m. $6
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.;
Fish, $6; Combo, $7
Karaoke from 8 to ?
Saturday: Karaoke from 8 to ?
2nd Tuesday: Ladies' Auxiliary
Meeting at 7 p.m.
3rd Tuesday: VA Hospital Bingo
-- Leave Post at 6 p.m.
$6 All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
Men's Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
Post Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.
(all you can eat fish -- $6)
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
They also serve Chicken Tenders,
Shrimp or combos for $7.
Each dinner comes with fries,
coleslaw, and a hush puppy.
Karaoke by Jeff at 8 p.m.
safe boating efforts. That's why
we were happy to donate inflatable
life jackets, flares and other safety
equipment." Even the vendors had
their own raffle to win a set of four
The Balm-Boyette Nature Pre-
serve is closed until further notice
due to a wildfire caused by a light-
ning strike, which occurred on
The lightning strike caused an
extremely hot fire in approxi-
mately 100-120 acres of sand
pines located on both sides of the
main entrance. The fire is still hot
and damage to the trees is a safety
concern. Hillsborough County
Parks Recreation and Conserva-
tion staff feels the damage to the
trees could cause them to fall, and
as a precaution, many will have to
be taken down or removed once
they do fall.
The major recreation component
in this part of the Nature Preserve
is 18 miles of off-road bicycle
trails. The nearest off-road bicycle
trail is Morris Bridge Park, 13330
Morris Bridge Rd. in Thonotosassa
(near USF). The Alafia River State
Park also offers off-road bicycle
The Nature Preserve will reopen
when conditions allow.
The Balm-Boyette Nature Pre-
serve is located at 13998 Balm-
Boyette Road in Lithia. For more
information, call the Conservation
Services Office at 672-7876.
Over 30 vendors, from profes-
sional fishing equipment liquida-
tors to 'I gotta empty my garage'
homeowners found more money
in their pockets than when they
arrived...and some vendors have
now rediscovered their garages.
Lands End Marina cleared the
decks for this indoor/outdoor event
providing considerable space,
comfortable shade or blue sky
buying and selling areas. Marina
Manager Jay Schroeder donated
hot dogs and soda with proceeds
going to the Auxiliary.
Perhaps the best part of the event
was the opportunity for Flotilla 75
to 'fly the flag.' Virtually every
member of the flotilla was there to
meet and greet, promote boating
safety and arrange for free Vessel
In the Flotilla 75 tent, auxiliar-
ists were available to answer the
many questions from the boating
public and to promote membership
in the Auxiliary to interested pros-
pects. Boating safety courses were
promoted at the event as well and
are being offered by the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary at both Keller
Williams Realty and the Tampa
Sailing Squadron, both located in
For more information on these
continuous rotating boater safety
courses, call Guy Mandigo at 877-
The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at
1212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin (813) 645-5919
Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Chef's Choice Dinner
Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings (the best I've ever
5-7 p.m. Fish Fry
(beer batter, fried or baked)
Every Saturday night 7-11 p.m. Karaoke by Kim
All events are open to qualified
Moose members and guests.
VFW sponsors essay contest
VFW Post 8108, along with its Ladies' and Men's Auxiliary, will once
again be sponsoring the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. This contest
is open to all students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in public, private
or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an
annual patriotic theme. This year's theme is 'Does My Generation Have
a Role in America's Future?" Students wishing to enter must do a 3-5
minute essay on a standard cassette tape or CD, submit neatly typed es-
say with their name, and a completed entry form. You may contact Bill or
Norrine Forrest at (813) 677-9559 for an entry form. All recordings must
be in the student's own voice without music or special effects of back-
ground sounds. Songs and poetry are not accepted. Students may not
providing anything in the recording that will identify them in any way.
There will be a panel of three judges, not affiliated with the VFW Post
that will judge at the Post level. A special dinner will be held for all
students that enter at which time the 1st Place Winner will receive a
check for $300, 2nd Place will receive a check for $200 and the 3rd Place
Winner will receive a check for $100. A Patriotic Jacket will be presented
by the Men's Auxiliary to the 1st Place Winner. all entries competing at
the Post level must be turned in no later than Nov. 1 -- sorry, no excep-
tions. At this time no date has been set for the dinner.
You may mail your cassette tape, typed essay, and completed form to:
Norrine Forrest, 6931 Cohasset Circle, Riverview, FL 33578. Do not mail
your information to the Post -- that is the physical address, not a mailing
address. All mailed information must be sent to Norrine Forrest.
This VFW Post, Ladies' and Men's Auxiliary work for the good of the
community, the schools, the children, and our veterans.
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AUGUST 5, 2010
Riverview Chamber hosts member appreciation lunch
The Greater Riverview Cham-
ber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted
a special cruise theme celebration
luncheon on July 27 to recognize
and thank members. Over 150
were in attendance with much to
choose from while mingling with
friends, networking and listening
to fun music.
At this luncheon was an annual
grilled cheese cook-off. Attendees
sampled and voted for their favor-
ite grilled-cheese sandwich. The
winner of the 2010 Grilled Cheese
Cook-off will be announced at the
August monthly GRCC member-
ship luncheon meeting on Aug., 31
held at the Riverview Civic Center
Members also enjoyed delicious
tomato soup, a chocolate fountain,
old fashion lemonade and ice tea,
cold milk and peanut butter and
jelly sandwiches, Italian ice sam-
ples and non-alcoholic pina cola-
das and strawberry daiquiris.
If you would like to learn more
about the Greater Riverview
Chamber of Commerce, call
Tanya Doran at the GRCC office
(813) 234-5944, e-mail Director (
RiverviewChamber.com or visit
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What can GLU do for you?
Hillsborough County Govern-
ment Leadership University (GLU)
will be held
24 Oct. 26,
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Florida noon. Regis-
line: Monday, Aug. 16 (Space is
limited) The cost is free.
Residents can get knowledge
that sticks by attending the 2010
Hillsborough County Government
Leadership University, an inter-
active program that gives partici-
pants an insight into the operations
of various county government de-
Hillsborough County Office of
Neighborhood Relations offers
GLU as a way of having better
informed neighborhood leaders
who will use this increased knowl-
edge to strengthen their respective
communities. Those interested
in learning more about County
government leadership, unravel-
ing the government red tape, and
establishing relationships with
department directors and staff are
encouraged to apply.
Class sessions include presen-
tations by various Hillsborough
County department directors and
staff on accessing programs and
services. In addition, participants
will enjoy site visits to Animal Ser-
vices, Code Enforcement, Emer-
gency Management, Fire Rescue,
Public Works, Solid Waste Man-
agement, Water Resource Services
Several of the sessions will be
held at County Center, 601 E. Ken-
nedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa.
For these sessions, parking will be
available at the Pierce Street Ga-
For more information, interested
residents may contact ONR via
email at soiiin\\ aliillsbolounlg-
county.org or call 813-272-5860.
Applications are available at www.
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Protect yourself against mosquito-bourne diseases
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
says two cases of West Nile Virus
(WNV) have now been detected in
horses in the state and the number
of Eastern Equine Encephalitis
(EEE) cases continues to rise.
Bronson is reminding horse
owners to get their animals vacci-
nated. He is also urging the public
to follow Florida Department of
Health (DOH) guidelines to help
prevent mosquito-borne illnesses
in people. DOH has reported
that two people in Florida died
after contracting EEE this sum-
mer. Mosquitoes carry the viruses
and can transmit it to horses and
humans, however, horses do not
transmit the viruses to people.
The WNV cases affected horses
in Jefferson and Osceola counties.
There are also now 60 reported
cases of EEE in horses in sever-
al dozen counties in Florida this
year, including southern counties
such as Miami-Dade, Okeechobee
and Collier where EEE cases are
much less prevalent.
EEE and WNV are viral diseases
that affect the central nervous sys-
tem and are transmitted to horses
by infected mosquitoes. Signs of
the viruses include fever, listless-
ness, stumbling, circling, coma
and usually death. EEE is fatal in
horses in 90 percent of the cases.
WNV virus has a mortality rate in
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horses of about 30 percent. Stud-
ies show that in horses that do re-
cover, anywhere from 20 percent
to 40 percent show residual ef-
fects even after six months. Bron-
son says there are vaccinations
for both diseases but horse own-
ers need to be diligent in not only
getting their animals vaccinated,
but also ensuring the vaccinations
are kept up to date each year and
booster shots are given.
"In the vast majority of cases we
have seen this year, the horses ei-
ther had no vaccinations at all or
they were not current," Bronson
said. "We are seeing increases in
mosquito populations and, since
mosquitoes are the carriers of both
these diseases, it's likely the situa-
tion is going to get worse before it
gets better. I can't stress enough
the need for people to get these
readily available vaccinations for
While the incidence of EEE
and WNV is down in horses from
what the state experienced earlier
this decade, the cases continue to
rise in 2010.
Bronson is also reminding ev-
eryone that DOH has issued ad-
visories urging people to take
precautionary measures to prevent
illnesses transmitted by mosqui-
toes. DOH officials say the public
should follow the "5 Ds" which
-- Dusk and Dawn. Avoid being
outdoors when mosquitoes are bit-
-- Dress. Wear clothing that
covers most of your skin.
-- DEET. Use repellents con-
taining DEET. Picaridin, oil of
lemon eucalyptus, IR3535 and
permethrin are other repellent op-
-- Drainage. Check around your
home to rid the area of standing
water, which is where mosquitoes
can lay their eggs.
For more information about EEE
and WNV in animals, visit the
department's Division of Animal
Industry website at http://www.
flanimalindustry.com and click on
the "Animal Diseases" link in the
For human health concerns, visit
the Florida Department of Health
website at http://www.doh.state.
Caring for an elderly loved one who
suffers from Alzheimer's or dementia is one of
life's great challenges. But the memory care
program at Homewood Residence at
Freedom Plaza can enhance the quality of life,
not just for your loved one, but for your entire
family as well. We understand the nature of
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in a program that focuses on Daily Moments
If your family has a loved one with
Alzheimer's, then call us. We can talk about
the details later, but for now let's just talk.
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man teams for the trophy. Falcon Watch 10 1/2 points; Sandpiper 7 and
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about $10,000, the work also in-
volving replacement of earthen
bulwarks on the pond side of the
dam should be completed about
two weeks later, Valdez added. "If
we're lucky and our timing is right,
summer rains should refill the pond
quickly," he noted.
It's welcome news to residents in
the Edgewater Village section of
whom many bought their properties
bordering the pond for the "water-
front" effect it provided during the
last decade, plus. When their water
body drained rapidly earlier this
year, leaving ducks, wading birds,
fish and other marine life high and
dry, they united to seek help from
several public agencies. But, be-
cause no legal ownership of the
pond or its dam could be shown, no
maintenance responsibility could
Resident leader Bob Collins
commended Hillsborough County
Commissioner Kevin Beckner's
office and the public works staff
for coming to the community's aid,
finding the means to restore their
S.iliCr!'r:.i setting and prized wild-
...SCC CA Collections
Recovery through potential fore-
closure actions of past due member-
ship fees owed by Sun City Center
homeowners to their Community
Association is proving highly suc-
More than $11,000 in long over-
due monies has been recovered
since the effort got underway this
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AUGUST 5, 2010
spring, clearing the
longest owing cas-
es, said Ed Barnes,
ciation board presi-
dent. The process
now is being applied to
the second tier of long unpaid CA
dues, often owed by absentee own-
ers/members who sometimes argue
they owe nothing because they are
not present in the community using
When delinquent homeown-
ers are advised of the debts owed
and do not respond, the CA files
annual liens for non-payment on
their properties posted in public
records and eventually sets fore-
closure actions in motion through
the accumulating unsatisfied liens.
When homeowners settle the debts
at this point in the process, they also
are assessed the legal fees involved
- currently pegged at $1,800 per
case, Barnes noted.
Barnes said the CA plans to con-
tinue the collection process until all
of the unpaid dues cases, some sev-
eral years old, are resolved. When
the foreclosure approach to collec-
tions was initiated, back dues owed
...Ruskin Biz Center
Community leaders here now are
exploring alternative approaches to
creating a downtown business in-
cubator with Hillsborough County
administrators, deducing a joint
deal with the U.S. Department of
... be sealed.
More than a year
ago, the Ruskin
applied for an $84,000
grant from USDA through its rural
communities assistance programs.
RCDF proposed using the funds
for a comprehensive feasibil-
ity study to determine where and
how best to establish the business
incubator designed to encourage
new commercial entities by shel-
tering them in a central location
and thereby reducing their initial
overhead expenses. USDA offi-
cials then suggested reduction of
the grant amount to $50,000. Local
leaders complied, altering the grant
application's proposed operation to
fit the new amount. About a month
ago, USDA Florida personnel again
suggested a reduced grant amount
for the study.
This week, Ron Wolfe, local ac-
tivist and RCDF board member,
said that while he did not know
the exact amount last proposed by
USDA, he'd gathered the figure is
so low no worthwhile study could
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and outreach director for the
National Science Foundation's
(FLATE) program: or Florida
Advanced Technological Educa-
tion Center, which developed and
sponsors the robotics program.
Because of the fast-changing
technology, high school and even
standard college courses do not al-
ways prepare students to fill jobs;
and many goodjobs do not require
a college degree.
Gula goes to various locations
and shows interested students how
learning about robotics will give
them many job opportunities never
The five-day robotics camp
starts with teaching the students to
put together robots using a kit and
then program their robots using
computers. When correctly pro-
grammed, the robots can respond
to their maker's commands when
they hear certain sounds, like
By the fourth day of camp, the
students were making their robots
turn covers, back up, and spin
helped FLATE design the program
because they fear not being able to
fill their future needs, he said.
FLATE was able to get commu-
nity colleges on board by working
with the Florida Department of
Education in Tallahassee after re-
viewing statistics for the state.
"Figures released by the Florida
Department of Education show a
large discrepancy between how
many students enter ninth grade
and how many end up graduating
college with a four-year degree.
I don't know if this is better or
worse than any other state in the
nation," Gula continued. "But in
Florida, the figures show that for
every 100 students who enter ninth
grade only 17 end up earning a
four-year college degree."
Previous generations have taught
that all good students, especially
those with high aptitudes in sci-
ence and math, can only get good
jobs with a college degree. But
now, with all the new technology
available, factories and other pro-
duction-type employers need peo-
ple with math and science skills,
and many good jobs at these places
do not require a college degree.
"We only had specialized pro-
grams like this for high school
students until recently," said Gula.
"This is our first time bringing
middle school students in, and also
our first year in this area of Hills-
"We have about 30 camps go-
ing around the country and we
have one here that works with
big manufacturing companies to
show people that factories aren't
the dirty, smoky places they used
to be. In the past few decades, fac-
tories have become some of the
cleanest, best places for people to
work," Gula said.
This is the eighth year since
FLATE first got together with
a group of people at USF and
manufacturing groups to begin
designing the program. "It grows
and changes every year," he said.
"Parents bring their kids on a first-
come first-served basis. Not ev-
erybody gets in."
There are three basic responsi-
bilities of the FLATE program:
meeting the requirements of the
manufacturing companies; provid-
ing professional development for
teachers in the schools and using
outreach techniques (such as the
robotics program in progress) to
show students about possible ca-
reers they never knew existed.
"The old image of factories
pouring filthy smoke through
manufacturing towns has got to be
replaced," he continued. "We want
parents to know these things and
get students interested by middle
school so that by high school they
are planning their careers. Some
companies even pay interested
students to train once they are em-
There are lesson plans and home
school students are also welcome
and some sponsoring manufactur-
ing companies even send the stu-
dents on tours of their factories as
well as on fun trips, like Disney-
world, he added.
FLATE outreach recently gave a
presentation to FISH, Families In-
volved in Schooling at Home.
Students have come to the Bran-
don campus from as far away as
Tallahassee and Orlando, he said.
At this point, the cost to parents is
$50 for each child for the week-
"We wanted this to be an option
for anyone interested in science,
not just the wealthy," Gula said.
Parents, teachers, prospective
students and school administrators
who wish to find out more may
go to two Web sites: www.fl-ate.
org explains the history and mis-
sion of FLATE, and www.madein-
florida.org tells about the careers
and some of the manufacturers
involved in future careers.
"I would recommend people
check out the Made in Florida site
as well," Gula said. "That's the in-
formation parents need to get their
Gula may be reached at gula@
fl-ate.org or called at (813) 259-
Penny Fletcher photos
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AUGUST 5, 2010
Former Army nurse says:
"People all over the world are more alike than we know"
We hear a lot about the military
part of the war in Afghanistan but
rarely do we get to hear about the
Most of the news coming out
of Afghanistan is about death and
destruction: more schools demol-
ished, more suicide
By Penny Fletcher
e r n m e nt
are the re-
Stories are churned out by politi-
cians and governmental officials,
but do any of us here in the States
really have any idea what the gen-
eral population of Afghani people
want or need?
Having a grandson who is in
Special Forces and has visited
the country many times helps me
understand a bit of it, but military
troops mostly describe the terrible
heat and sand in their mouths and
the feeling of danger with every
step. They aren't allowed to give
details, and they don't talk much
about the people they meet in the
Not until July 29 when I met Mi-
chelle Atkins Schaefer did I hear
real life stories about real Afghani
That's because Michelle, now
resident of Valencia Lakes on U.S.
301 in Wimauma, a half mile north
of Sun City Center, has recently
returned from a very different kind
of military tour in Afghanistan.
She was working with the Afghani
people to try and improve relations
between them and their American-
supported government; and with
the American people.
Her most recent title was Lt. Col.
and she was Deputy Commander
of a Provincial Reconstruction
Team in Panjshir.
"We were trying to win the hearts
and minds of the people," said the
former nurse who was sit ichicd"
over to work with civilians be-
cause of the various experiences in
her pre-war and wartime files.
Now 57, her military career be-
gan when she was 35 and she had
to sign a waiver because when she
started (as an Army Nurse) it was
obvious she could not reach retire-
ment age in the service.
She didn't care. She just wanted
to experience the things she had re-
cently heard about from a woman
who had been on a humanitarian
effort in Egypt- where she herself
finally ended her career just a year
Michelle grew up in suburban
New York City and moved to
Arizona to get a Masters Degree
in nursing from the TUniversitv
Penny Fletcher Photo
Michelle Atkins moved to Valen-
cia Lakes between Wimauma
and Sun City Center Oct.1 after
a 21-year career in the Army.
Starting as an AN (Army Nurse)
she gradually worked her way
up through the ranks to end as
a Lt. Col. and worked with the
civilian population around the
world, including helping to es-
tablish relationships with the
U.S.-supported government in
of Arizona in Phoenix and it was
there that she met the woman who
changed her life while on a river
raft trip. She met her husband Bill,
now also a retired military officer,
much later, but now has been mar-
ried 17 years.
After spending 18 years as an
AN, she went to Officers Can-
didate School and then to Com-
manding General's Staff School.
Soon after that she was moved into
"civil affairs" so she could work
directly with foreign civilians.
"It's too hard for Americans to
imagine how isolated the people
are in Afghanistan," she told me.
"Just picture America before the
Pony Express." It takes days to
get from one town to the next, in a
country with no roads, electricity,
running water or plumbing.
One of the things she is proud-
est of is the huge strides that have
been made for women.
"There have even been women
elected onto Councils which are
mainly run by men, so that means
men are voting for them," she
The funniest thing she has seen
also tells her the most about prog-
ress there: a billboard with a wom-
an talking on a cell phone.
"First- it's a woman, without her
face covered. And then, it's the
cell phone itself. In a country with
so much isolation, cell phone com-
panies are busy putting up towers
so people can communicate."
Also a veteran of the Gulf War,
Michelle respects family ties and
says they are important to preserve.
Besides a stepson she "inherited"
from Bill, she also has one sister,
Rosalynne Miller in Tampa Palms;
two brothers, one in Tamarac (Fla.)
and one in New York; and parents
Stan and Gilda Atkins in Sun City
Since her recent retirement, she
has kept busy singing with "Sing
Live Tampa" and as a Royary Ex-
change Coordinator with a Tampa
"I have been facilitating place-
ments of foreign exchange stu-
dents here in the U.S. and helping
high school students from here
attend school overseas," she said.
Anyone who wants to find out
more about this may contact her at
She is also available as a speaker
about her experiences in many
countries of the world. "People
all over the world are really a lot
alike. They just want a peace-
ful existence, and don't want to
be surrounded by war," she said.
"They want to get up and raise
their families, just like we do."
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in Los Alamos, NM.
The city of Oak Ridge, Tennes-
see, where the uranium for this
first bomb was made, is called
"The Secret City." Today there is
the impressive American Museum
of Science and Energy (AMSE)
telling the story of the city, its peo-
ple and the race
to produce fuel
for "the bomb,"
even though the
literally had no
idea of what
they were work-
The story has
in 1918 in Ten-
of the Wilson
Dam, later part
of the Tennes-
see Valley Au- Albert Einstei
thority (TVA) President Root
system created scientists had
nal charter in 1933. That was also
the year the Norris Dam was be-
gun in a remote Tennessee valley
west of Knoxville.
In August 1939, a letter to Presi-
dent Franklin D. Roosevelt by Al-
bert Einstein, alerted FDR to the
splitting of the atom by German
scientists and its potential to pro-
duce the most powerful weapon in
human history. So began the Man-
hattan Project, a name chosen be-
cause the initial planning was done
at Columbia University in Man-
hattan in New York City and the
work was to be under the supervi-
sion of the Manhattan District of
the Corps of Engineers which had
been formed in June 1942. From
1942 to 1946, the Manhattan Proj-
ect was the greatest engineering
project in the history of the world.
A crash program was undertaken
to find a site with lots of electric
generating capacity, a ready made
work force, near transportation, a
mild climate and could be easily
protected against the Germans.
The decision was made to locate
the Manhattan Project in a valley
west of Knoxville, TN, which fit
all of the criteria. The area was
sparsely populated, by government
standards, had lots of open land
and excess hydro-electric capac-
ity thanks to the Tennessee Valley
Authority program. In full produc-
tion, this project used up to 10% of
all the electrical generating capac-
ity in the country at the time.
About 1,000 families who lived
in the area were given three weeks
to move. And move they did, in
many cases leaving land their
families had farmed for genera-
tions. They were allowed to take
everything they wanted, including
livestock. There was no question
about complying with government
orders. Many families had sons in
the service and looked at this as
something they were doing for the
war effort. It was a different time
then, a much simpler time and
we were fighting a common en-
emy. The government paid nomi-
nal amounts for the land, 59,000
acres, but nothing for the struc-
tures which were razed as quickly
When completed, the "Secret
City" was enclosed with 94 miles
of security fencing and protected
by 1000 armed guards. The plan
was for the city to house 13,000
people but the population went
from zero to 75,000 during the
three year life of the project. There
were 125,000 workers, scientists
and soldiers on-site who worked
24/7 during that time. In just 1-1/2
years it became the fifth larg-
est city in Tennessee but was not
shown on any maps. It was truly a
What happened to the enriched
uranium as it was produced at the
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were put in
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plit the atom. NM. Ap-
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one time was not thought large
enough to have any effect on the
In 1949 Oak Ridge was opened
to the public and became incorpo-
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city except for the ever present
reminders of its beginnings. Some
of the original uranium producing
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for public tours.
One of the buildings, known as
the K-25 Plant, was built with par-
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process of being demolished. It
will be replaced by an industrial
park to be called the Heritage Cen-
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While the Oak Ridge area will
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square foot Children's Museum is
a delight for all ages. Outdoor ac-
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miles of rivers created by the TVA
dams. Knoxville and the U.S. Mint
are only 18 miles away.
The marvelous 65 acre open-air
Museum ofAppalachia complex in
nearby Norris, TN, is a must visit
and is billed as "the most authen-
tic and complete replica of pioneer
Appalachian life in the world." The
museum is also a working farm.
A quick check of the Internet for
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for an out-of-state family.
The whole house sales are pop-
ular with casual shoppers and
dealers alike because of the op-
portunity to buy quality items -
often soon turning up on EBay and
Craig's List at a fraction of the
Between them, Boyett, Parker
and Phillips have 32 years of ex-
perience dealing with sellers and
buyers who can have very differ-
ent objectives, spouses grieving
the loss of a mate after decades of
marriage, long-distance children
either totally disinterested or in-
tensely suspicious, housefuls of
accumulation mounting to over-
flowing, foreign or specialized
antiques and collectibles with high
In general, the estate brokers
structure their businesses similar-
ly. Each executes a contract with
the official property representa-
tive, taking a commission of 25
% of the gross sale amount. Each
schedules and pays for the neces-
sary advertising. Each researches
rigorously on the internet and in
books the values of high ticket
items. Each has help in preparing
a house for sale. Each can spend
from a week or six weeks process-
ing a home's contents gathering,
cleaning, pricing depending on
the house size and amount of fur-
nishings. Each usually conducts a
two-day sale, Friday and Saturday,
with full price expected the first
day, half price the second. Each
handles sales in Apollo Beach,
Gibsonton, Riverview, Ruskin,
Wimauma, Sundance, as well as
Sun City Center, although SCC
sales, accessible by golf cart, draw
the largest crowds.
The differences are in the de-
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essentially is family, consisting of
her brother, Keavin Bennett, his
son, Ryan, along with her parents,
the business founders, Gil and
Anne Bennett, as well as close
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and Jim Hartford. Parker, on the
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On hectic estate sales days, the team grabs a quick lunch only as customer traffic and questions
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along with staff members Jane Cianciolo (left) and Nancy Gologandoff (right) managed a short break
amid the dishes priced for sale.
business, Nancy Gologanoff, Jane
Cianciolo, along with herself and
a mover. Phillips is backed up by
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Barger, Mabel Fender, Annie Grif-
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her daughter, Amanda Phillips.
Some of the assistants are paid
for their weekend efforts, others
are strictly volunteers who enjoy
the sales atmosphere.
And, while Friday and Satur-
days sales are the norm, Phillips
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run two sales in one weekend and
Parker has done a three-day sale.
Boyett and Phillips prefer 7 a.m.
to 1 p.m. sales hours, while Parker
sales usually run from 8 a.m. to 2
The brokers also differ some-
what in their focuses. Parker, for
example, stresses staging a house,
placing goods for sale in their logi-
cal locations, striving for the fur-
nished home look. "And, I don't
fool with garage sale stuff; nothing
dirty or broken," she emphasizes.
Boyett points to the importance of
accurate pricing. The objective is
to sell at the highest price for the
seller yet preserve the bargain for
the shopper, she says, "Our job is
to satisfy both." And, Phillips says
the day before a sale she alone
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thing of a perfectionist. If a home
doesn't please me, no one gets
through the door until it does."
They don't agree, either, on what
are hot sellers at the moment. Park-
er says she's not seen much China
moving, no matter how exquisite.
Phillips, though, notes of late she's
seen grandmothers buying servic-
es for 12 for their granddaughters
as "something to pass down to the
younger generation in the family."
Boyett adds that linens, kitchen
accessories and jewelry sell well
while the one category that cannot
be given away, other than during
the holiday season, is Christmas
d6cor. On the other hand, they all
agree without hesitation, guys like
And, yes, sometimes a custom-
er walks off with an outstanding
bargain. Boyett tells of a woman
who not long ago purchased for
$2 to $3 a broach which bore no
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Sun City Christian Center cel-
ebrated unnamed heroes from the
Bible last week at Vacation Bible
School with the theme Hero Head-
Kids from age three to 12 en-
joyed a full week of hero themed
Bible stories, crafts, snacks and
games, while also learning that no
matter how young they are, they
can still join forces with God.
The mission for the event was
to collect school supplies for the
Mary & Martha House in Ruskin,
a shelter for abused and homeless
women and their children. Execu-
tive Director Laurie Kepler was on
hand at the regular service Sunday
to accept the supplies.
Sun City Christian Center is a
non-denominational church locat-
ed at 17566 US 301 South (2 miles
south of SR 674), Wimauma. Sun-
day service begins at 10:30 a.m.,
Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
Visit the church website for more
South Shore Christian Women's
Connection presents "ACCES-
SORIES GONE WILD" by Bon-
nie Wild. Inspirational speaker
Carolyn McCort explains that
"We're never too old to find love"
and "Can an E-Mail get you an E-
Male?" The presentation and lun-
cheon will be held at Club Renais-
sance, 2121 South Pebble Beach
Blvd. on Thursday, Aug. 12. Doors
open at lam--Luncheon and pro-
gram lasts from 11:30am-1:30pm.
Reservations or cancellations
must be made before noon Mon-
day, Aug. 9. Cost is $17 inclusive.
All ladies are welcome, no mem-
bership is required. The meeting is
sponsored by South Shore Chris-
tian Women's Connection, affili-
ated with Stonecroft Ministries.
For more information, call 383-
7540 or 716-3912 or email deb.
CCW dessert card
The Council of Catholic Women
of Prince of Peace Catholic Church
will continue to hold their Dessert
Card Party once a month all sum-
mer. The next Dessert Card Party
will be Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010
from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Cone-
sa Center. Make up your table in
advance for either cards or any
board game. They furnish pencils,
cards and tallies and have an as-
sortment of desserts and table and
door prizes. For more information
unere slmmons pnolos
Pictured above are Captain Keith (Keith LeLacheur), Pizza Man
(Spencer LeLacheur), Water Woman (Shelly Goforth), and Mainte-
nance Mac (Rick Curtis). Not pictured is Super Cooper (Christian
The intermediate VBS class, compiled of fourth through sixth grad-
ers, shows off their shepherd project.
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CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
v Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional 11:15a.m. II Bend Rd. i
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m. [
Pastor Jack R. Palzer
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach
(across fromMiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.ne 645-1305
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
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)................. 10:45 a.m. am p.m.
t Phone: 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 ...........................................................5 PM
Reading Room Wednesday.......................................................4 4:50 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com
F"RST BAPTIST CHURCH
L 8 820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
S RUSKIN, FL 33570
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
Wedding bells rang 50 years ago
August 3, 2010, marks the 50th wedding anniversary of Phil and Mar-
garet Vaske of Sun City Center, FL.
Phil and Margaret were married on August 3, 1960, at St. John's
Catholic Church in Bancroft, IA. The couple has been blessed with five
children Mark and Paula Vaske of Colorado Springs, CO; Anne and
Duane Skellenger of Lake Mills, IA; Jeff and Brenda Vaske of Roseville,
MN; Mike and Danelle Vaske of Centennial, CO; and Karen and Shaun
Hart of Sioux Falls, SD. Their ten grandchildren include: Alex and Ben
(deceased); Ryan; Lauren, Mitchel, and Jeremy; Cameryn and Rowynn;
and Matt and Jane.
Besides going to all of their children's sporting events, Phil managed
the Thermogas plants in Bancroft and Buffalo Center while Margaret
was city clerk and then mayor for Buffalo Center. They now travel up
north to visit family and friends and golf whenever possible. Phil is in-
volved with the horse shoe club and security patrol and Margaret takes in
sewing and volunteers at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate this milestone by send-
ing cards and/or greetings to 2413 Del Webb East, Sun City Center, FL
Come and experience the power of
Jesus to change your life.
Sunday @ 9 & 11 AM Servicio en Espariol @ 6 PM
2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337
SFrienship B ptist Chwch Sunday WEEKLY SERVICES
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ......................Bible Study
1511 l Ranc o Dr. 11 a.m. ....................Bible Study
511 El Rancho Dr.0 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship
Sun City Center, FL 33573
[ -[ 813-633-5950 6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
SUnitarian 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
It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Where God's Love is Shared"
U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645.1121 www.nbcor.org
Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM SBC
Morning Worship 10:45 AM Wanted: People Who Want to Grow
Evening Worship 6:00 PM and Live for Jesus!
Full Wednesday Schedule for all ages
North River Church of Christ
13885 U.S. Hwy 301 South
(Just South of the Manatee County Line)
Minister: Howard Johnson Office 941-776-1134
Services: Sunday 10:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm Office 41-776-1134
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776
First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We love because He firqt loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M. l
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *Morning Worship 10:30A.M.
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M. 3
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle Ainu 'Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
\Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301 J
Welc a EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
SERVICES: Sunday ........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
) PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573
Phone 634-2328 Fax 633-6670
Masses: Sunday ........................................ ............8:00, 10:00 a.m., Noon
Saturday Vigil ..................................... 4:00 p.m.
D a ily ..... ........................................................... 8 :0 0 a .m .
www.popcc.org Confessions: Monday Friday 7:30 a.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
AUGUST 5, 2010
AUGUST 5, 2010
Ruth P. Coleman
Ruth P. (Prince) Coleman, 85, died
Monday, June 21, 2010, at the Life Care
Center of Nashoba Valley, Littleton,
Massachusetts, after a lengthy illness.
Her husband of 46 years, William R.
(Bill) Coleman died in April 1991.
Mrs. Coleman was born in Pryorsburg,
Kentucky, July 5, 1924, a daughter of
Robert E. and Daisy Blaine (Nance)
She is survived by her son, Robert H.
Coleman of San Rafael, California; two
daughters and a son-in-law; Martha
A. Coleman of Plainfield, Vermont,
and Susan C. and Lance McNally
of Townsend, Massachusetts; two
granddaughters, Katharine E. McNally
and Stephanie A. McNally.
Mrs. Coleman was a graduate of
Wingo High School, Wingo, Kentucky,
where she was elected class president
and was the Valedictorian of her class.
She continued her education at Murray
State Teachers College, Murray,
Kentucky, where she earned her degree
in business. She was a member of
Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
During the 1940s and 1950s she
taught business and math at the high
school and college levels. During this
time she lived in a variety of places in
Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and
Texas as her husband pursued a career
at NCR and served in the Navy during
World War II and the Korean War. Her
family settled down for most of the
1960s 1980s in Centerville, Ohio,
before she and Bill retired to Sun City
Center in Florida. In 2000 she went to
live with her daughter in Vermont and
later moved to Massachusetts to be
close to her other daughter and her
Mrs. Coleman was active in the
Presbyterian Church throughout her life.
She was an accomplished seamstress,
quilter, and weaver. She had extensively
researched her genealogy. Above all,
she was a dedicated and very loved
wife and mother.
Burial in Kentucky will be at the
convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made
to the Alzheimer's Disease Association,
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA
11 W 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
i 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
JfiAe1J odesi x C cGursof/Sc3un CGly Cenler
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
S, Saturday................. 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)
t 10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
Fellowship tim .... T,,.i ,. I.,,;, I.. r .... 10:15a.m. and 11 a.m. in Creason Hall
PASTORS: DR WARREN LANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month
1 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.
Pastor: Dr. Gerald Iwerks
Meet fiends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible
For Information visit:
Velma Fishback, 87, of Sun City
Center, passed away July 23, 2010
at her home. She was predeceased
by her husband, Walt, whom she had
been married to for 65 years, her son,
William, who was a casualty of the
Vietnam War and two brothers, Harold
and Howard. She is survived by her
daughter Judith Brogden (Bill), three
grandchildren, Sandra Marshall (Bob),
Kimberly Barsoum (Adam), Faith Miller
(Mitchell), ten great-grandchildren
and five great-great grandchildren, as
well as a twin sister in Kahoka, MO.,
several nieces and nephews and other
relatives. She was born and raised in
Kahoka, Missouri and moved numerous
times with her husband who served 23
years in the U.S. Navy. She moved to
Sun City Center from Hartford, CT in
1986 when her husband retired from
Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Co.
She was a member of the South Shore
United Methodist Church and enjoyed
many of Sun City Center's activities,
including golf, bunka, lapidary, and
Shrine and Mason functions. She was
a former member of Eastern Star. A
memorial service will be held at the Sun
City Center United Methodist Church
on Tues. Aug. 10 at 5:00 pm followed
by reception at Creason Hall. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the
Shriner's Childrens Hospital or Hospice
Care. Interment will be in Kahoka,
MO at a later date. Arrangements by
Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851
Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center
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In Memory of T Trry Diaz
T'he Broken Chain
we little knew that morning,
that od was going to callyour
In life we toved you eearl(, 1n
deata we do the same. ?t broke
our hearts to Cose you, ou id
J /Inot Bo atone; forart o us went
You left us peaceful memories, your love is stil our guide;
and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Ouri i'iih chain is broken, andnothing seems the same; but
as godcalfs us one by one, the chain wifflink again.
Love, 'Mom andDad
/ n 'Memory ofTerry Diaz
'At hough it feels lie you were just here, it's been Five Cong years
since you Ceft us.
T'he memories of that dreadlful da are so
very fresh in our hearts. And though it may
bring tears to our eyes, we often reminisce of
times with you and the funny things you would
do or say, andwith those tears comes laughter
andmany goodmemories of you!
Miracle power you
On Sunday, August 8, at 10am,
Unity Community of Joy presents
the author of "Miracle Power You
Can Use Today," Rev Alan Row-
botham, in the Social Hall of Beth
Israel at 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Rev. Alan A. Rowbotham is
one of the best-known and most
beloved ministers in the Unity
movement. He is a former presi-
dent and later director of minis-
Peasings opl BAPTIST CHURCH
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
(4 miles south of Ruskin)
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
BIBLE STUDY 9:30 AM
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:55 AM
SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE 7:00 PM
ADULTS, YOUTH, CHILDREN
For information, call 645-4085 Monday-Thursday
Saint .Anne Catholic Church
Fr. John McEvoy
U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: .I I. Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
0" MASSES `
Saturday Vigil M ass ................................ ..................... 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass..................................... 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Holy Days....................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Daily ......................................................... M onday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.
Espatol................................Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:30 p.m.
Confession......................... Wednesday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
1 Nursery Available for 10:00 a.m. Mass
Let love and I f aithfulness never leaveyou
wrtetemo te a le f ou eat
The yo Vil wn fvoranda god am
can use today
try services for the Association of
Unity Churches in Lee's Summit,
Missouri. Rev. Alan came to the
United States in 1967 from Eng-
land, where he worked as a type-
setter and founded a martial arts
school. His study of martial arts
led him into an in-depth study of
the spiritual traditions of both East
and West and, ultimately, to his
own spiritual calling.
Rev. Alan and his wife Kath-
ryn, also a Unity minister, served
in churches in Ohio and Virgina.
However, they are known here
for their ministry at First Unity
Church in St. Petersburg, where
they gained a strong following
over their ten years there. As the
author of the Spiritual Solutions
column and recent book, "Miracle
Power You Can Use Today," guest
speaker, workshop presenter and
spiritual travel escort, Rev. Alan
continues his ministry to people
drawn to Unity, serving an ever-
expanding congregation without
Visit and hear Rev. Alan's beau-
tiful message at Unity Community
of Joy. For more information call
Bible study offered
Bible study meets each Monday,
9-11am, in Creason Hall, UMC of
Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb
Blvd. for in-depth study, music,
prayer and fellowship. For more
information, call (813) 633-9083.
Golf Scores SCC
June 24 Sandpiper Lakes/Palms
"Throw out 2 PAR 5's
(1-front/lback) 18 hole division
1st Judie Schafers 58*
2ndYvonne Kelly 58* *Tie
1st Jeannie Shivley
2nd Lois Scoppettuolo
1st Laura Hammaker (
2nd Suzanne White
B 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 Cantor: Dr. Sam Isaac
We Love and Miss You so Very, Very 'vuch!
Love, I'funo, TPam, Samantha, Vicore, andVictoria
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* Continued from page 19
maker's mark and therefore could
not be researched. She took it to
Bogg's Jewelry for appraisal and
returned to confide the jeweler
valued the piece at $800. The sale,
of course, was final. Boyett adds
i Ci i
that her most expensive sale item
to date has been a late model Lin-
coln Towncar going on bid for
More often, though, the human-
ity of estate sales relates to the
conviviality they induce. Boyett
says that the same customers at-
tend sale after sale; "they bring
their coffee and their lawn chairs
and sit in the yard. It's a party."
Phillips echoes the sentiment, not-
ing the sales are "social activities"
for many followers "who meet and
greet regularly." Then, too, Parker
points out, "there's a whole life in
that house" being opened for con-
They've also seen some sad situ-
ations, they say. Phillips thinks of
the new widow who did not drive,
could not handle a checkbook, was
completely unprepared to survive
without her late husband. Going
beyond the role of estate broker,
Phillips ultimately intervened with
Melody Jameson photo
Gil and Anne Bennett, founders and owners of Anne's Estate Sales,
may appear to be on the verge of splitting the decorative glass bowl
they're examining for an upcoming sale but, actually, the retired
East Bay High School athletic director and the former Sun City Cen-
ter interior decorator are doing what they've done for the last 14
years reaching agreement on the piece's value to its next owner.
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some matters to protect the wom-
an's interests, she recalls, adding
"she was so stressed out, I was
stressed out for her."
Boyett is reminded of the house
whose cupboards were littered
with plates of uneaten food stashed
by a disturbed resident who had
lost touch with reality, and of an-
other new widow who was try-
ing to deal with liquidation of her
home within days of her husband's
death. She could not stop sobbing.
"We advise people to take the time
to grieve" before trying to empty
the home, Boyett adds.
Something else the brokers gen-
erally acknowledge is that the
current recession has impacted
their businesses. All of them have
sales booked weeks, if not months,
ahead, but there also have been
necessary cut-backs. Boyett notes
they are not conducting sales the
last weekend of the month "be-
cause people have run out of mon-
ey." Brokers know how much they
need to break even on each sale, she
adds, and it's not always possible
to meet just the breakeven point.
"We're seeing new faces learning
to recycle useful goods, but not
necessarily increased spending,"
she adds. When asked if the busi-
ness still is profitable, Phillips re-
plies succinctly "not now. It used
to be and I think it will be again,
but not right now." She's lowered
prices, she adds. Parker suggests
it's increasingly necessary to be
smart about pricing sale items.
At her sales, for instance, a sofa
tagged $400 on the first day, which
would reduce to $200 the second
day, will be sold to the customer
willing to pay $300 late in the first
day, she says.
Yet, despite occasional people
problems and a discouraging econ-
omy, the brokers insist they're in
the game for the long haul. "We've
met some of the nicest people in
the world" because of the sales,
Boyett asserts as Phillips empha-
sizes "you leave part of yourself in
these people's homes. It's a people
thing with me. I would miss the
people." And Parker sums up "I
have no regrets. The more you're
in it, the more you like it."
Copyright 2010 Melody Jameson
Melody Jameson photo
Accurate accounting of the sales transactions as well as careful
wrapping of delicate objects just purchased are critical functions,
particularly during a crowded estate sale. Nettie Phillips (left), own-
er of Nettie's Estate Sales, manned the cash register at a recent liq-
uidation of residential contents as one of her team, Annie Griffin
(right), protected a customer's prized purchase.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
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Florida are reaching out to the
public and private sectors to help
promote the all-important fact that
Florida continues to be the Fishing
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Conference, Sept. 14-15 in St. Pe-
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register for the conference, visit
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Monday at 4 pm for Thursday paper.
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
Moving sale. Inside. Aug. 6 & 7.704 Rut-
gers Place, SCC. 7am-? Sofa bed, patio
furniture, TVs, clothes, much more
Friday & Saturday, Aug. 6 & 7, 8am-
noon. Multi family. 1413 Seton Hall Dr.,
Sun City Center. Lots of good stuff.
Moving sale.. Living room furniture,
king size mattress, dining table, plus
numerous household items. 1711 Orchid
Court, SCC. Aug. 6 & 7. 8am-1pm. For
info. call 813-633-6972
Aug. 6 & 7. Yard sale. 8am-? 6213 Fair-
way Blvd., Apollo Beach. Teen clothes,
sizes 5/7 lots of household items.
Yard sale. Friday thru Sunday, Aug.
6 thru 8th. 8am-5pm. 41S Behind Mc
Donald's in Ruskin. Huge sale.
^ Thrift Store
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon
All Shorts and
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
Ministry ofCalvary Lutheran Cchuch
310 GARAGE /YARD SALE
Garage sale. 2221 W. Lake Dr., Wimau-
ma. Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm.
Household, dishes, furniture, walkers,
wheelchairs, toys, etc.
Yard sale. Designer inspired handbags,
safe, one man bike, motorcycle jack,
dresses size 10, clothes, Christmas de-
cor, craft, gift items. Lots of misc items.
Showmen's, 6915 Riverview Dr. Riv-
erview. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8am-5pm. Saturday 8am-noon. 1/2 price
only on Saturday. Everything goes.
Moving sale. Furniture & household
items. Something for everyone. Friday
& Saturday, 7am-2pm. 701 Ojai Ave.,
Large multi family garage sale. 11720
Stonewood Gate Dr., Clubhouse Es-
tates, Summerfield. Saturday, Aug. 7,
312 ESTATE SALES
Estate sale. Saturday & Sunday. 9am-
5pm. 717 Indian Wells Ave., SCC. Fur-
niture, books & much more. Proceeds
to go for Haitians rebuilding.
Full House -You Win!
1805 Dierker Dr., Valrico, 33596.
Friday & Saturday 9am-3pm. LR /DR,
bedroom sets, lamps & tables, chairs,
couches, TVs, dishes, lawn equip-
ment, table saws & bunch more. www.
MARIE E. RUDY ESTATE SALES
1236 New Bedford
Sun City Center
thenleft onto NewBedford)
Fri.&Sat.,August 6 & 7
8 a.m.to 1 p.m.
Two Complete Sets of Twin Beds,
Headboards, Frames, Clean
Set has Large and Tall Dressers
and 1 Nightstand. Rattan
look'Bali-Hai'has 7 pieces. Both
are well-made Lexington brand
by Henry Link, Kitchen Set, 2
Large Sofas, 2 Love Seats, Linens,
Art, Collectibles and Misc.
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THRIFT STORE '
OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. 12 p.m.
674 E We Have
DONATION DROP OFFS
TUES. THRU FRL ONLY PLEASE,
ALL DONATIONS MUST BE IN CLEAN
312 ESTATE SALES
Anne's Estate Sales .
Sofaw/Matching Loveseat, Refrigerator,
Freezer, Queen Bedroom Suite, Swivel
Rockers, Lift Chair (New), Antique Secretary
w/Chair, Entertainment Center, Recliner, Bar
Stools, Dining Room Suite, Server, King Bed,
Computer Desk, Birthing Chair, Patio Table
w/Chairs, Tea Cart, Lots of Artificial Plants,
Aluminum Ladder. Collectables: Steins,
Waterford, Lenox, Hummels, Depression
Glass, Cup & Saucer Collection, Clocks,
Coins. Jewelry: Gold, Sterling, Vintage &
Cameos. Large Christmas Collection, Tools,
Household, Kitchen & Misc. Items.
Let us get done in one day what it
takes the others guys a week to do.
We will pack-up and pick-up one room
or the entire house for a QUICK,
CALL BUTTERFIELD'S AUCTIONS
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Your home will be staged for
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Sun City Center for 23 years.
Please feel free to call about
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or Eve: 633-1173
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312 ESTATE SALES
6819 U.S. 301 S., Riverview
For sale. Sleep System 3,000. Includes
remote, Head /feet raises & lower, also
vibrates. Like new. $500 Call Janice
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
425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special-
izing in outside storage for RVs, boats &
trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay-
Ramey's Business Park
RV & boat storage & heavy equipment.
1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp.
813-410-9607 or 813-849-1469
To Place a classified ad
fax to 813-645-1792
For sale. 2004 Hyundai, XG-350 47,000
miles. Runs great, new tires. $9,300
obo. 810 El Rancho Dr., SCC. 813-
2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate. Spot-
less/ low mileage/ cold AC/ loaded/
leather seats/ new battery. Riverview
$14,600. 813-671-1978 or 312-944-
456 TRUCKS AND VANS
92' GMC, 2ton truck. 20ft box, auto
transmission, new rubber, drives like
car. Needs some work $1,200. Wilder-
ness RV trailer $1,500. 813-677-9634,
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
*3BR HOUSE FOR $58,500!
Clean, recently repainted, ready to move
in. New plumbing, new sewer, new
CHA, utility room & carport, large fenced
lot with shed. House is on county
water and has a well.
2BRP2BA DOUBLEWIDE, on nice lot
with shady trees, enclosed FL room at
level of living room, huge MBR, inside
utility, carport, workshop/storage shed,
large new CHA. Handicap accessible.
NEAT 2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME,
across from golf course. Split BR plan,
open living area, modem kitchen, new
laminate & carpet floors throughout,
screen porch, carport, shed. $48,500.
HA umierra 1m GIreniUn WkaK uuurs, repiumIUt,
interior redecorated. Over 1,500 sq. ft.
SCC Worthington 3BR/2BA, 2,500 sq. ft., solar
heated spa, new flooring, caged patio, vacant
2BR/2BA Fum. on Gloucester.................$750/month
2BR/2BA, 2-car garage in Greenbriar.. $1000/month
2BR/2BA, near clubhouse, furnished.... $600/month
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511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Sun City Center. 717 Indian Wells
Ave., Saturday & Sunday 8/7 & 8/8.
9am-5pm. $65,000. Call 727-415-2487
560 M.H. ON LOTS
Mobile home for sale Eastwood Mobile
Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather
610 WATERFRONT RENTALS
The Dolphin House, Apollo Beach,
efficiency apartments on water. Boat
docking /fishing. Pool, laundry. $185
weekly, $185 deposit. No pets. 813-
Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished
condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock.
Quiet community. Seasonal? Long
term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome.
611 HOUSES FOR RENT
Ruskin, quaint 3br/2ba home with front
covered porch. Well suited for 1-3
people. Monthly rent $950 with signed
lease. No smoking. No pets. Security
deposit & references required. Please
812 & 629 La Jolla
Sun City Center, 2br/2ba. $795 each
monthly, carport, laundry room. Lease
SCC house for rent. 2br/1.5ba, com-
pletely renovated from inside to outside.
Monthly rent $795 plus security deposit
with yearly lease. Please call 813-649-
1599 for details
611 HOUSES FOR RENT
S & R Properties
3, 2 & 1 bedrooms. No pets. Ruskin,
Gibsonton area. RV lots available 813-
310-1888 or 813-849-1469
For rent SFR, Apollo Beach. $950, avail-
able immediately. 1 st & deposit to move
in. Call for showing 813-482-6374
SFD near river, clean 2br/lba w/ utility
room & storage shed. $700. first last,
& security deposit. 813-464-9328 or
Sun City Center. Remodelled 2,100 sf.
3br/2ba/2cg w/ patio, golf course w/
water. Designer extras. Pet ok. $1,000
612 APTS. FOR RENT
Apollo Beach 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Refrig-
erator, range, dishwasher, carport, patio,
yard. 813-645-4145 or 813-642-0681
Riverview 2br/1 ba, CHA, water, garbage
& maintenance included. $600 monthly
$600 deposit. 813-239-4293 or 813-
For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly
rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789,
813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896
613 CONDOS FOR RENT
1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished, Cov-
ered parking. 55+, Kings Point. $650
monthly cable, water & amenities
Kings Point, 2br/2ba, Stuart model.
Enclosed Florida room. All new HW
heater, water softener, attic insulation,
front door. W/D, cable, all amenities,
covered parking. lyr lease. First, last,
security $850. Available Sept. 15. 305-
620 ROOMS FOR RENT
Room for rent. $120 weekly. Ruskin
area. Referenced required. 813-693-
Ruskin area. Room for rent. $1'25
weekly all utilities included. Beautiful
location. Must be employed. Call 813-
621 PLACES TO SHARE
Roommate wanted. 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
house, very clean. All appliances. Apollo
Beach, fresh water canal. $600 monthly.
630 M.H. RENTALS
For rent. One bedroom RV, includes
electric & water. No pets. South of Gib-
sonton on US 41. 813-690-0768
For Rent: Clean
Mobile Homes With
For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near
shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-
8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896
Ruskin, 1br park model for rent. No
smoking, no pets, references needed.
Weekly rent $100 includes utilities, $200
security deposit, 6 month minimum. Call
Gibsonton area. (2) 2 bedroom mobile
homes for rent. Starting at $165 -$175
weekly, waste, sewer, trash included.
No pets. 813-234-0992
646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
Garage & mini storage rooms for rent.
Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton.
Certified Pro-advisor Tutoring / instruc-
tion at your pace. Flexible hours. Full
bookkeeping service. (Bank recon /
payroll /data entry /tax prep via QB.
10+ years local service, Thea's Quick
Bookkeeping Inc, Ruskin 813-641-
Cushions & light weight upholstery.
35yrs experience. Quality workmanship,
quality materials, quality advice. My
Upholstery Shop. 813-982-0832
680 ADULT/CHILD CARE
Caregivers. Retired Christian couple.
Experience to take care of you or your
loved ones. Full/part-time. Salary nego-
tiable. 813-642-8333, Larry or Patricia.
The Cleaning Experts
Where service & quality comes first.
20% off w/ ad. Move-in/ mover-out/
residential/ commercial. Free estimate.
Licensed & insured. 813-877-7647
Home cleaning, yard maintenance,
pressure washing, lanai screen re-
placement. Visa & MC accepted. Est.
2006. Call Dee 813-777-1221.
Cleaning houses in Sun City Center for
over 6yrs. Completive pricing. Owner
operated. Call Karen 813-633-6818
Completely Kleen Services
Its not clean until it's been Com-
pletely Kleen". Call 813-382-7776 for
house /apartment /office cleaning.
We do it right the first time. Expe-
rienced in house & office cleaning.
Licensed/ insured. Give us a call.
Ron's Cleaning Service
Quality housecleaning with integrity.
Call for free estimate. 7days a week.
Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured,
bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo
Beach, Sun City Center.
Flat rate $75, full clean
Affordable Moving & trash Hauling.
Specializing in delivery /estate sales.
One piece or whole house. Loading &
unloading moving trucks/ storage units.
Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123
AUGUST 5, 2010
710 LAWN CARE
Bill's Lawn Service Residential & com-
mercial. Cut, edge, trim, Ruskin, Apollo
Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton. Licensed./
insured. 813-293-6840 New accounts
M & C Mower Repair.
Parts & service. Authorized warranty
center. Commercial & residential. 725
14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226
Terry's Lawn Service
Free estimates. Mowing, trimming,
edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813-
Jose Gomez Lawn Care
Mowing, trimming, weeding. Reason-
able rates, Free estimate. Residential
& commercial. 813-645-9315
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replacement, sod installation, delivery,
landscaping & more. Free estimate.
Professional maintenance company
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715 FILL DIRT/HAULING
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Backhoe & Tractor Service. Cul-
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asphalt, concrete, fill dirt, excavating,
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Pittman Trucking & Tractor
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topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt,
driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe,
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HIDDEN PARADISE! Beautiful pool home on over 2 acres on river is a well kept secret 4BR/2 5BA, white-washed Mexican BEAUTIFUL VACANT LOT in Ruskin situated on a quiet street with water views The lot is 80 x 160 MOL and utilities are
tile in wet areas, numerous updates/upgrades including maple cabinets with granite countertops, new appliances, new bath available Owner will consider financing Call today for more details $29,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
cabinets Newer dock Outbuilding once used for stable Private backyard home to nature's best $439,000 JUDY WHERE CAN YOU BUY A HOME FOR $49,000?? Great 2BR/2BA manufactured home located on Stephens road just
ERICKSON 468-0288 minutes from Wildcat Creek Park The home is ready for occupancy and has a fenced yard with fruit trees, laundry room
DON'T KICK YOURSELF LATER for missing out on this excellent buy now Just listed waterfront with breathtaking views of complete with washer & dryer, an enclosed Florida room plus a screened lanai Call today for an appointment to see this
wide waterways has 1 BR/1 BA with possibilities for expanding Perfectly decorated and furnished and ready to close quickly property CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653.
Dock, boat lift, close to Tampa Bay Motor boats, kayaks, canoes welcome Only $219,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 LOOKING FOR A FISH FARM OPPORTUNITY? Check out this 6 6 acres m o I with fish ponds, storage building, county
NICE HOUSE IN DESIRABLE APOLLO BEACH LOCATION. Newly listed 3BR/2BA on corner lot with easy to maintain, water, well, septic and mobile home pad Property has also been rezoned for duplexes There's so much potentially Asking
attractive landscaping features good floor plan, natural light, custom window shutters, 3M window tint and shield, enclosed $140,000 with possible owner financing. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540.
Florida room, and covered patio 1 5 car garage Close to park and school $89,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 ALMOST ONE & ONE HALF ACRES to build that dream home and have room to spare Partially cleared and level with
JUST REDUCED!! 2BR/1BA Condo in Kings Point, Sun City Center Located on a quiet dead-end street in close to county water and sewer available Dead-end street with little traffic Much potential Asking $133,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY
state-of-the-art club-house $34,900.00 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 645-1540.
COZY 2BR/1BA ON LARGE CORNER LOT, SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: County water & sewer, wood burning stove, 11 ACRES OF GORGEOUS grandfather oaks with 1985 mobile home Has many possible uses but currently zoned
nice large bedrooms, almost new washer & dryer, large bonus room and much more $99,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or agricultural In a hub of residential development but would make a lovely homesite for one, two or more homes Within
ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 minutes to everything but far enough away that it is peaceful and quiet Asking $550,000. Check it out today JO ELLEN
NEED SOME ROOM TO SPREAD OUT? Fenced one acre lot (MOL) like new 2BR/2BA double wide & 20 x 26 shop with a MOBLEY 645-1540.
carport, electric hookup for a RV new roof in 2005 Country living close to town $119,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or 2BR/2BA DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE in the Riverbreeze Gated Community Fully furnished, utility shed with washer and dryer
ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FOR DETAILS. Park has clubhouse, swimming pool, and shuffleboard $55,000. CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-2225
NEW LISTING! Enjoy beautiful sunrises from your private patio overlooking the wide salt water channel and views of Tampa WATERFRONT HOME! CANAL WATER, EASY ACCESS TO THE BAY. 3BR/2BA with boat dock, storage, nice fruit trees
Bay from your front door and kitchen Very well maintained and upgraded corner unit 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT CONDO and fireplace Well maintained Seller motivated $210,000 CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-2225
Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled with new ceramic tile, tub/showers, toilets and very stylish cabinets COMMERCIAL ACRE PROPERTY ALONG US 41, Ruskin cleared, zoned CG, long road frontage on Hwy nice access by
$149,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 back street as well Great business opportunities 2 rentals sold as-is but all utilities including sewer on site $399,000. CALL
NEW LISTING! 5 ACRES with 10 greenhouses 3BR/2BA MH built in 2001 Special features include 20 x 30 workshop, 2 CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
free standing double carports, 190 foot well, electric gate and much more Zoning is AR $159,000 CALL KAY PYE HORSES WELCOME This Ruskin property has it all 8 7 acres, mostly cleared and fenced, a 3BR/2BA house with garage
361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 and large detached barn Great location close to main Hwy and shopping $399,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
ALMOST 5 ACRES FILLED WITH OAKS AND AZALEAS. Easy access to Hwy 301 & 1-75 Corner location and two FABULOUS BAYFRONT CONDO, OWNER LOOKING FOR OFFERS: 2BR/2BA, elegantly furnished, immaculate
parcels Older family home that needs your tender loving care 3/2, C/H/A, Old Oak flooring Fish House with 12 Bath Bring condition, open floor plan, with large balcony overlooking Tampa Bay & St Pete, covered parking Come enjoy pools, pier,
the kids and animals and turn them loose. $269,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 restaurants & tennis courts and unique sunsets I $195,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
REDUCED!! OVER 8 ACRES REZONED FOR 5 HOMES. One well and septic in place Located at the deadend of 30th St BUY YOUR WATERFRONT NOW, BUILD LATER! Gorgeous riverfront lot, deep water, large new dock, great fishing All
SE on west side 330 Ft of road frontage Priced to sell at $154,900 .ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE utilities on site, elegant fence & iron gate Zoning allows house, manufactured/mobile-home $239,000. Owners financing
361-3672. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
LOCATION! LOCATION! Gorgeous 4 7 Acre Parcel (MOL) in a very convenient location, minutes from Hwy 674 and 1-75 WATERFRONT HOUSE, SO AFFORDABLE! 3BR/2BA, den, screen porch, large inside utility-rm, beautiful lot (0 40 Acre)
Great area for a small development or your own private estate Well and septic in place $179,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or on canal going to bay seawall, boat slip Repainted recently home is in move-in-condition $169,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT
ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 363-7250
NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft of frontage on Highway 41 (1 04 acres MOL) $58,500 WILL BUY THIS 3BR HOUSE : Clean, freshly repainted, new plumbing & sewer, new CHA, utility-rm & carport
Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage Special features Home sits on 1/3 acre fenced lot, with large shed in back County water & well No HOA, No CDD. CALL CLAIRE TORT
include huge building (3,192 sq ft) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage Adjacent property 363-7250
with 128 feet (MOL) of waterfront is also for sale $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK
REDUCED AGAIN!! 5 ACRES with easy access to 1-75 Perfect for Landscape/ Nursery business Property complete with NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY''
irrigation & commercial grade well 2000 sq ft metal building & an 1800 sq ft gutted home & shop Reduced $374,900 KAY
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JUST REDUCED!!! Over 6 acres of beautiful secluded wooded acreage, one-of-a-kind waterfront view Property has M/H, CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.........645-3211
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it is not a short sale or foreclosure This beautiful property has been meticulously maintained with new a/c in 2006, a new
roof in 2007 and much, much more Sun City Center boasts golf, tennis, softball, two indoor pools plus over 200 clubs and office r use by the Viim Assistance rora
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720 HOME MAINT.
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20yrs experience. Honest, depend-
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813-447-6123. 27yrs experience in fin-
ish work. Guaranteed quality service.
Sturgeon Const. Home repairs, all
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813-767-7225. Licensed, bonded,
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also new construction of docks, boat
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Riverview housing consultant wanted.
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week. Fax resume 727-791-1798
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Emotionally Difficult Transaction
SImost all real estate transactions involve emotions, often strong ones,
tas people deal with a comparatively large transaction with significant
effects on their lives. Arguably among the most emotionally difficult of all is
disposing of an estate property.
Local Realtor Flo Vachon of Remax Universal Real Estate in Sun City Center
earned high praise from one executor whom she helped. "I was overwhelmed
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to have been referred Lo Flo."
I found [her] to be compassionate, extremely efficient, personable, and
professional. She went above and beyond the duties of any Realtor" I have
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Glowing references like this are nothing new to Flo. A busy, full time, real
estate professional since 1986, she has many cherished testimonials and thank
you letters from clients just like Dr. Thomas E. Martin.
A major in Gerontology and nearly 25 years of experience prepared Flo
for her work with Sun City Center seniors and their families. She knows all
areas of real estate, from listing and selling homes and condos to helping
buyers with short sales.
An Accredited Staging Professional and Accredited Buyer Representative,
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schedule a complimentary consultation.
Make Your "Honey-Do" List
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Mr. & Mrs. Fix-it
W \ at do you do when your "honey-do" list gets too long, complex or
Urgent? It's all too easy to put off jobs and difficult to find someone
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For local residents, Mr. & Mrs. Fix-it (a.k.a. Richard and Suzanne Dimmler)
of Sun City Center have a solution: hire them!
"We recognize that "honey-do" lists include a great variety of projects
involving a broad spectrum of skills," observed Suzanne. "It can be hard to
choose the right handyman service for your project."
"We believe our varied background and broad skill-set give us
the ability to handle just about anything," added Richard.
Classically trained artists from New York City who met and married in the
mid-60's, the Dimmlers have lived in Sun City Center since 2001. They've
renovated several homes and buildings, owned cabinet/carpentry shops and
for 27 years worked in scenic design and construction for the film industry.
"They're awesome," said a local real estate agent who recommended them
to a client. "They found and solved the problem. They're thorough, excellent
craftspeople and reasonably priced."
Whether it's assembling a grill, installing a wheelchair ramp,
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AC Contractor: A Solution to High
M any area homeowners are challenged keeping additions, bonus
rooms and other spaces comfortable in Florida's hot, muggy climate
without spending a fortune in utility bills.
Beckwith Heat & Air, Inc. offers a solution: Mitsubishi Electric's Mr. Slim
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to heat or cool just the spaces needed, the system offers energy savings.
"It's ideal when there are hard-to-cool rooms or residents only use certain
rooms like bedrooms or family rooms much of the time." Said Butch
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the firm offers "hurricane-survival" packages that pair an electric generator
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A Tampa native and graduate of local schools, Beckwith is a Vietnam-era
veteran. He is licensed in Florida and North Carolina.
To see if a Mr. Slim is the solution to your HVAC needs, call Butch
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815 Cypress Vilage Blvd. Suite A
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(o) 813-634-3235 (f) 813-634-2648
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