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September 2, 2010
Volume 54
Number 32


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THE OBSERVER NEWS


Sportsplex, medical center, 4,000-seat arena and more

slated for Bullfrog Creek area


The five partners
in this 123-acre
project set for
Bullfrog Creek
Road are quick
to say that the
design is not
completely set in
stone. What at-
tractions, sports
pros, restaurants
and medical
facilities they
book in the next
few weeks will
determine ex-
actly where some
buildings may be
moved before the
final site plan is
submitted. "We
are still in the de-
sign phase," said
developer Rich
Mozdzer. "No
sense in asking
for one thing and
then having to go
change it."


* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews.net
GIBSONTON Sleepy gravel
back roads with names like Hermit
Hollow Lane and Breezy Creek
Road extend off Bullfrog Creek
Road just North of Vance Vogel
Park.
Driving between Old Big Bend
and Symmes roads on Bullfrog
Creek, parallel to Interstate 75, it's
hard to imagine a project drawing
world-wide attention is focused
there.
But it is.
In fact, Jakub Pilecky, Austrian
Olympian hockey player, and Stan-
islav "Stan" Neckar, formerly of
the Tampa Bay Lightning, have
been enlisted to coach and plan the
three ice rinks which are part of the
project.
SvetlanaBoginskaya, a three-time
Olympic Champion, has promised
to be present for girl's gymnastics
competitions there.
These are just three of the many
internationally-known figures that
will be found at Freedom Harbor,
12398 Bullfrog Creek Road, after
its opening.


The project has the backing of
the Tampa Bay Sports Commis-
sion's Jason Aughey, and the Sun-
coast Sports Festival, which will
be moved to Gibsonton from the
Florida Fairgrounds once the facil-
ity is built.
More than 1,000 new jobs will
be created and many things for lo-
cals as well as tourists will be
housed there.
First announced in The Observer
News April 17, 2008, at that time
this plot was called the Big Bend
Project and its developer, Rich
Mozdzer, was also planning a
project called The Village at Riv-
erview.
At that time, the sports theme was
not included, although a waterfront
restaurant, timeshares and some of
the other amenities that now play a
part were announced.
Since then, because of the addi-
tion of sports and specialized sports
medicine, the Village at Riverview
is no longer part of Mozder's plan
and what was first referred to as
"the Big Bend Project" is now
See SPORTSPLEX, page 9


International sports stars to work with locals and
traveling Olympic hopefuls


Don't let the bed bugs bite!


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
"Sleep tight, don't let the bed
bugs bite!" was a depression-era
phrase that almost every baby
boomer grew up with. I had never
seen a bed bug, but as a child when
my parents would say that phrase
I imagined an enormous bug with
fangs. To this day I have yet to see
a bed bug, despite occasionally
staying in questionable lodging in
questionable cities and countries
over the years.
Bed bugs are back and in a big


Center for Disease Control photo
Once nearly eradicated in the
United States, bed bugs are back
with a flourish. Cities across the
country are seeing an increase
in infestations in both homes
and businesses.


way. They aren't huge creatures
with fangs but they are insidious
and almost impossible to kill, al-
though they were very nearly erad-
icated in the United States years
ago. DDT kills them but it also kills
a lot of other things. The collateral
damage in the bald eagle popula-
tion was too much for our nation to
bear. Yet even after it was banned,
bed bugs largely faded away un-
til now. They are back and they are
badder than ever.
A few weeks ago, during a visit
to New York City, a Times Square
theater beaconed. Given my limited
time in the city, a Broadway show
was out, but seeing a movie in the
fabled (and crowded) destination
had some appeal. After a day spent
running around, however, the ap-
peal was lost in favor of just loung-
ing in my temporary apartment. A
few days later I unfolded the New
York Times as my flight departed
for Tampa and was suddenly grate-
ful for my laziness that night. The
day after I had considered going to
the theater, it was closed. The the-
ater a modern movie theater -
See BED BUGS, page 19


"Humble strips" along US 301 Melody Jameson photo


Bicyclists protest

misplaced "rumble strips"
* By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net
Activists campaign for them. Community planners desig-
nate sites for them. Transportation authorities put them on
their "to do" lists. Governmental agencies encourage their
use as means to energy conservation.
The subject of all this attention is the bikeway, including
the single lane set aside parallel with roadways for bicy-
clists. In fact, given the attention, one could get the impres-
sion that providing safe lanes on public roads for the cy-
clists actually is a priority.
The facts, however, do not bear it out, say area bicyclists.
Riding a bicycle along public roads in South Hillsborough
County means encountering road debris, trash thrown from
vehicles, dead animals, fallen trees and objects bounced off
truck beds. The worst obstructions by far, though, are the
grooves dug in road surfaces designed as safety features for
motorized vehicles but that act like long, torturous and often
inescapable vibrating steps for the cyclists. They're known
as "rumble strips."
And, they are dangerous to bicyclists, says Jim Wheeler,
without hesitation. Wheeler, Kings Point resident and ride
leader for the upcoming Sammy's Ride, the Arizona to Flor-
ida trek to raise funds for pediatric cancer research, con-
ducts 40, 50, and 60 mile training rides every week on local
roads and those surrounding Hillsborough County. Those
rumble strips can upend the most experienced of cyclists,
he asserts.
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Bicyclists protest
* Continued from page 1


Looney
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United Methodist Church held
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center playground in the
memory of Beryl Looney, who
passed away last year after
an extended illness. Looney
was a long-time elementary
school teacher in Riverview,
Gibsonton and Ruskin schools
and was the wife of Rev. David
Looney, pastor of the RU MC
from 1991 until his retirement
in 2005. The playground,
containing all new equipment
and safe surfaces, was built
with funds she bequeathed to
the church upon her death.
Top, a permanent marker
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Plus, "you can't hear and you can't
see" because of the teeth chattering
vibrations as a light weight racing
or long distance bike is driven over
the regularly placed road surface
gouges, Wheeler adds. The rumble
stripping on the east and west sides
of U.S. 301, south of S.R. 674, for
example, is simply "deadly," he
says.
Another cyclist and Kings Point-
er, Ruth Husky, echoes Wheeler's
views. Husky, who has been riding
a bicycle for more than 30 years for
exercise and enjoyment, says she
avoids U.S. 301 altogether now.
The patterned depressions in the
pavement within the bike lanes is
" very unsafe" and causes riders to
"lose control" of their machines,
threatening to toss them into the
path of ongoing traffic, she adds.
The rumble strips "shake the
whole bike," a Fuji road machine,
and that stretch of U.S. 301 from
SCC to Ellenton "scares me to
death," Husky says.
Two more SCC riders, Doug
Gatchell and his wife, Sharon, fa-
vor recumbents, where the rider is
in a more reclined position on the
machine, with the feet pedaling
ahead of rather than under the body.
Gatchell calls the rumble strips
"very stressful" for all cyclists and
especially so for the rider of the re-
cumbent bike. "You don't feel par-
ticularly safe," he notes.
Given that condition and the fact
that the recumbent machine is a lit-
tle wider than the more convention-
al two-wheel bike means simply
eliminating from the riding route
those roadways known to be unsafe
for cyclists because of the rumble
stripping, Gatchell says.
Wheeler points out that he has no
objections whatsoever to the rum-
ble strip concept, adding that, in
fact, his father years ago promoted
the idea as a law enforcement of-
ficer. And the roadway pavement
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their lanes. But he believes the re-
alty does not match the vision.
Citing a Florida Department of
Transportation policy implemented
in January, 2009, Wheeler points
to the department's objective to
provide audible and vibratory
markings on rural roadways with a
posted speed of 50 miles per hour
or greater. The FDOT policy states
the markings "shall be installed on
the outside edge lines for all two-
lane and multi-lane undivided rural
roadways." (Emphasis added.)
The markings, however, often are
installed in the bike lanes, instead
of on the demarcation line, Wheeler
says, and the situation is not con-
fined to Hillsborough County.
Design engineers in FDOT's Dis-
trict 7 Tampa office also recognize
the problem. Spokesperson Kris
Carson advised The Observer early
this week that remedial work on
about 5.5 miles of bikeway along
U.S. 301 south of S.R. 674 will be
undertaken as soon as a contractor
can be engaged. The rumble strip
in the bikeway will be eliminated
and new warnings will be properly
placed with new white striping, she
said. It won't happen right away,
but it will happen as soon as pos-
sible, she added
Asked if the issue had been raised
in bikeway discussions at the Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization,
an arm of The Planning Commis-
sion, Beth Aldren, an MPO plan-
ner, said she was not aware of any
such discussion, but added it would
be a topic for consideration by the
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory
Committee.
Jim Shirk, current committee
chairman, told The Observer this
week the subject would be raised
during the committee's monthly
meeting on September 8.
Meanwhile, the League of Ameri-
can Bicyclists is stepping up its ef-
forts to ensure appropriate use of
the rumble strip. The strips have
their place on interstate or major
highways, but arbitrary use of them
on roads not proven to need them
results in "two bad things," Wheel-
er notes. "Either the roads become
unusable by cyclists or cyclists are
forced to ride in the traffic lane."
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Imagination keeps
Imagination is the most wonder-
ful of man's abilities and one of
America's greatest natural resourc-
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imagination,
we would
still be liv-
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By William Hodges a source of
light not de-
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common man could afford. From
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tion.
Imagination, as defined by the
American Heritage Dictionary, is:
"The power of the mind to form a
mental image or concept of some-
thing that is not real or present."
But it is even more than that. It is
the ability to see things that never
were and bring them to life. Ev-
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imagination. Every work of fic-
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How dull the world would be
without it.
Nowhere is imagination more
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young, for they have not been
tainted by those whose favorite
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The manager of the Burger King
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children to look into the future and
draw what they saw. I can tell you


us moving forward
that it was a display of imagination
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drawings at the same time was
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had labeled as the car of the future.
It bore absolutely no resemblance
to anything that has ever been la-
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laugh at this young Henry Ford of
the future. In his mind, he may see
something that the rest of us has
overlooked.
Can you just imagine how peo-
ple might have laughed if a six-
year-old in 1895 drew an airplane
as he saw it, one with wings that
rotated. It wasn't until 1941 that
young Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky
proved to the world that what he
had imagined would work. He es-
tablished an endurance record for
sustained flight in a helicopter of
his own design. Incidentally, I do
know that the first flight of an air-
plane wasn't until 1903, so a draw-
ing of any kind of flying machine
in 1895 might also have drawn
laughter.
America has been blessed to
be populated by inventive people
from all over the globe who are
not afraid to take a chance on pull-
ing up stakes and moving to an
unknown future in a strange land.
Because of this, I believe that
imagination is the one national re-
source that will keep us ahead of
the rest of the industrialized world.
The ability of our people to imag-
ine America as it can be is what
will allow us to make America the
land that we all want it to be.
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International, PO. Box 89033,
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-Every day, about 75 American
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-Gunshot wounds are now the
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-Only 39% of U.S. homes with
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friends have guns in their homes.
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Photographer Clyde Butcher leaves the swamp


* By WARREN RESEN, Florida Outdoor Writers Association
He's coming out of the swamps and moving to a neighbor-
hood near you. Who? Clyde Butcher, one of the world's foremost
black and white large format photographers. Clyde is leaving his
long time home in Big Cypress and moving to Venice where he
already has a studio and gallery. Thankfully, his fabulous Big
Cypress Gallery in Ochopee, on the Tamiami Trail, will remain
open to the public.
How much time he will get to spend in his Venice digs is spec-
ulative. Clyde is in constant demand for personal appearances by
museums and organizations throughout the country. The Sierra


Club presented Clyde Butcher with the prestigious Ansel Adams
Award for Conservation Photography. Lawton Chiles, Florida's
late governor, personally presented Clyde with Florida's Artist
Hall of Fame Award, the highest award the State of Florida can
bestow on a private citizen.
Clyde Butcher's work is in museums and private collections
throughout the world. When his exhibit, "Visions for the Next
MillenniuM" opened in the National Gallery of Art in Prague,
Czech Republic, it was the largest ever for this venerable institu-
tion.
Most of us spend our working hours indoors. For more than 40
years, Clyde's business days
have been spent outdoors,
wading through swamps and
trudging through woods while
photographing the ever shrink-
ing world of Florida's native
habitats. He has since expand-
ed his horizons, traveling to
unique places from coast-to-
coast.
After more than 40 years
of capturing the world of na-
ture on film, you would think
he might become bored with
this subject matter. But for
Clyde Butcher, with his keen
eye and unbridled enthusiasm
for nature's unspoiled beauty,
this world has taken on a deep
spiritual meaning.
He travels with one or more
of his "old time" large-for-
mat bellows cameras like the
one Civil War photographer
Mathew Brady used for his
historic pictures. In this digital
age, Clyde's images are cap-
tured on a glass plate giving
him the chance for only one
exposure. Butcher's artistry
in developing and enlarging
his pictures takes place in
his unique Venice darkroom.
There photos are printed in
sizes ranging from prints of
6"x8" to special framed edi-
tions of 5'x9' that's right...
feet.
Butcher's award winning
black and white photographs


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of the out-
doors and his
magical eye
for details not
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us, is evident in
his images. bUde iuodn opee.
Standing in reo1tsr
front of his large
photographs, the viewer is drawn into the subject whether a for-
est, river, or swamp. The detail in each of his images is overpow-
ering. Standing up close to these large format photographs, the
eye can see only a piece of the picture at a time. The brain has
to put it back together. And that is Butcher's aim. He wants the
viewer to experience the moment.
"You have to scan the photo. It gives you a feeling of actually
being there," Butcher says.
The stunning large scale black and white photographs of envi-
ronmentally endangered and increasingly rare natural areas are
impressive. He hopes his photographs "will help viewers see the
sublime order of the natural world. The only hope for the future
is educating our children to the importance of preserving ecosys-
tems and therefore the environment" he said.
You will have a better opportunity to meet Clyde at his Venice
gallery then was possible at Big Cypress. But his Big Cypress
Gallery is definitely worth a visit just to see and experience hun-
dreds of his photographs in a unique setting. There is no charge.
With a straight face, he will tell you that the Big Cypress Gal-
lery is located in suburban Ochopee on Highway 41 (Tamiami
Trail) about halfway between Miami and Naples. The joke is that
downtown Ochopee's distinguishing landmark is its post office,
a much photographed former tool shed. It is officially classified
as being the smallest post office in the United States.
The Venice Gallery is located at 237 Warfield Ave., 941-486-
0811. You might want to start there and eventually work your
way down to the Big Cypress. Pull up his fabulous web page to
see the extent of his work. Just type in ClydeButcher.com.
Clyde is a big man with a long white bushy beard and questions
have been raised by many about his relationship to the fabled
Swamp Ape in Big Cypress. It is a situation similar to the rela-
tionship between Clark Kent and Superman. You've never see
them both in the same room at the same time. People want to
know if sightings of the legendary Swamp Ape will stop once he
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Sportsplex planned for Big Bend area


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called Freedom Harbor. The loca-
tion has also been moved from the
Alafia River to Bullfrog Creek.
When completed, the 123-acre
multi-phase development will have
a sportsplex; a 50,000-square foot
medical facility; an Olympic-size
swimming pool; both assisted and
independent living apartments;
townhouses; time shares; sports
medicine experts; and sports train-
ing of all kinds.
Key in the plans is a five-story
centrally-located building that will
include an ice-rink that can be cov-
ered with a wood floor in the cen-
ter of a 4,000-seat auditorium; a
350-person banquet hall; a 400-me-
ter track over the lake; indoor and
outdoor tennis courts; and an acad-
emy for students who travel, train-
ing in sports competitions, so they
can keep up their studies.
'This is the first 'over water'
track in the country," Mozdzer said,
as he pointed out its location on the
current site plan. "For one thing, it
will be a beautiful location. But the
way we got the idea was that we
were running out of room on the
property to build i. ihlinii we're
planning."
An 8,500-square-foot studio for
gymnastics, and two (other than
the one mentioned previously) ice
skating rinks; one geared to pros
and the other to the public also
show on the current plan.
When asked how such a large


project has been kept so low-key
all through its planning stages, de-
veloper Rich Mozdzer said the five
partners closed on the property in
February but still have not locked
in a final site-plan so they have not
gone to the county for site-plan ap-
provals.
'We are still in the design phase
so there isn't any sense in asking
for a site plan approval that will be
changed when someone else comes
on board," Mozdzer said.
At this time, for instance, the
partners are working with three
different tennis pros. 'The people
who come on board influence how
certain things connected with their
area of expertise are done," Mozdz-
er explained.
Dr. Frank Sirchia got on board
early. He's been in practice locally
for 16 years, mostly at the Family
Medical Center in Riverview.
'Naturally, we'll want the best
specialists in sports medicine," Sir-
chia said. "But we want to attract
other specialists too. And putting
the medical facility adjacent to the
fitness center (and pool) will aid
people who need therapy."
The two explained that there
are 20 separate components of the
project.
'There will be i \c I)hinii from a
'Members Only' club to beautiful
settings for weddings, banquets and
meetings to rock climbing and zip
lining," Mozdzer said. Zip lining


for older children and adults is like
what parents do when they attach a
baby-seat on a wire between trees
and give it a push; only these seats
will be high above water and go re-
ally, really fast, Modzder said.
'This is a complete cathedral of
sports," Sircha said as we looked
at the design of the main building.
Plans show glass walls that will al-
low people to watch what's going
on in various sports arenas while
shopping or enjoying a meal. There
will also be places where parents
can sit and eat or have drinks and
watch their kids at play.
One of the attractions for children
will be a Snow Village, adjacent to
a dining area, visible through glass.
New snow will be made every day
and there will be falling snow and a
small Alpine slide.
\Illing1 the old snow and mak-
ing new every day is a health is-
sue," Mozdzer said. "But it can be
done. Just think how many native
Floridians have never even seen
snow. Making snow isn't an% ihin iI
new. They do it at ski resorts all the
time."
The price tag on the total project
is about $150 million and is not
being financed through traditional
means.
"A lot depends on the internation-
ally-known people we get to come
on board," Mozdzer said. Several
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Penny Fletcher Photo
Developer Rich Mozdzer and Dr. Frank Sirchia explain the plans
for their international multi-function project to be located at 12398
Bullfrog Creek Road in Gibsonton. The project is slated to house
a sportsplex with hockey rinks; a 4,000 seat theatre for events; a
350-person meeting hall; restaurants; a medical center; assisted
and independent living communities; timeshares; townhouses;
sports medicine and rehab; and famous sports personalities from
Europe and Asia as well as the States who will offer clinics and les-
sons, with an academy for their students who travel in preparation
for world-wide competitions. There will be functions open to both
vacationers and locals and create approximately 1,000 jobs.


tions are in progress, it was agreed
they would not be named in this
story.
Some negotiations however have
already been completed.
Group RCI, based in Orlando, a
division of Wyndham Worldwide
which operates vacation exchanges
and rentals, has partnered for time-
shares, according to correspon-
dence signed by RCI's Vice Presi-
dent, Todd Menendez.
"Once the final phases of design
are completed, we'll apply for a
modification of our existing uses,"
Mozdzer said. 'Besides the tourist
dollars this will bring in, this will
be a benefit to local residents, be-
cause they'll have access to things
they don't have now."
Area schools without pools could
have swim teams, and even hockey
teams and figure skating clubs, he
said.
And of course, there will be shop-
ping. Dozens of kiosks will cater to
sports fans, and provide items spe-
cific to participants in each sport.
Most of these will be in the main
30,000-square-foot ground-floor
lobby.
Plans to break ground by the mid-


dle of 2011 depend on who actually
locks in the construction.
At this time, the partners -Mozdz-
er, Sirchia, Jakub Pilecky, Michael
Nemec and Debbie Reynolds (not
the movie star)- are working with
many different companies to find
the most environmentally-friendly
for each phase of the project.
"For instance, we're not clearing
anii\liiii The 70-acre lake is al-
ready there. We're not cutting any
oaks or trees. We plan nature trails.
But not only that, we're dealing
with two companies, one in Asia
and another in Europe, who make
solar panels and want to showcase
their work in this project."
Mozdzer says one example of
innovative ideas is reusing energy
generated by one aspect of the
project and using it to power other
aspects. 'Like capturing the energy
used for cooling the ice and trans-
ferring it to heating the pool. This
capability is available now," he
said.
Once built, the complex will be
managed by Sports Facility Advi-
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business.
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involved in the daily operations for the past
two years, deserve a special "Thank you!"
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table discussion
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measurements for the environmental impact of chemicals on
humans, visited Sun City Center on Thursday for a round-table
discussion focused on the effects of hydrogen sulfide emitted
from Chinese drywall and from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Dr. Kilburn is the president and director of Neuro-Test, Inc.
and until 2006 was a professor of medicine at the University of
Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He was introduced
by John "Woody" Nelson, the co-chairman of the Greater Sun
City Center Contaminated Drywall Coordinating Group. Kilbrun
described some of the effects of hydrogen sulfide as similar
to premature aging. He traveled to Sun City Center at his own
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I had fought off a bout of altitude
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before I adjusted.
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us to a stream that seemed to begin
from nowhere; the water trickled
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we were standing next to. The scent
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Upon further inspection there was
some white goo on the surface and
clinging to the rocks, creating gross
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Not only was it foamy but it was
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Chairman has new respect for duties of chamber director


John Luper, director of amenities
at Club Renaissance in Sun City
Center, is used to taking care of
day-to-day operations in his office.
He expects his job to require him
to wear a dozen different hats.
But now he's also wearing sever-
al hats associated with daily tasks
at the Sun City Center Area Cham-
ber of Commerce and he says this
has given
him a whole
new respect
for those
who work
or have
Sworked- in
Over the two paid
Coffee staff posi-
By Penny Fletcher ons at te
chamber.
penny@observernews.net Since June
7, when the
chamber's president of the last 10
years, Elaine Brad, quit to marry
Joe Cavaliere of Lexus of Tampa
Bay, John, as chairman of the
chamber's board, has taken on
many of the chamber's regular op-
erational tasks.
"It's one thing to know there's
a person in charge going places,
meeting people and MCing the
monthly luncheons, and quite an-
other to be doing a lot of those
things yourself," Luper joked dur-
ing a recent interview in his office.
"I don't know what I'd do without
Vicky Brown."
Vicky, who is the chamber's of-
fice manager, has been filling in as
interim director but that still leaves
John with a lot of extra duties that
he says are much easier to assign
than perform.
"Elaine gave us plenty of notice,
but she had been there so long, and


had done such a good job, we re-
ally had to step up when she left,"
John said.
A few years back the chamber
decided to follow the lead of many
large chambers across the nation
and change the name of the posi-
tion of the executive director to
"president" and also change the
title which had been "president of
the board" (a volunteer position)
to chairman of the board.
So although most people in the
area continued to refer to Elaine as
executive director of the chamber,
for the last few years, she was actu-
ally president, although her duties
(and paid status) did not change.
John said things had always run
so well they didn't want to make
changes in the mission or duties of
the staff.
"But this is the time to look at
how the position, and possibly the
duties involved with the position,
may have changed in the last 10
years," he said. "Elaine was very
detailed. She had an accounting
background. But maybe now, we
may need a different kind of presi-
dent. We're looking at options-
like hiring out the bookkeeping
and moving some of the office
work, and maybe giving the new
president more face-to-face duties
in the larger community."
Where it is the job of every
chamber member to interface with
all factions of the community, John
says the board is looking at more
of a public relations type position
than ever before.
"We could restructure any way
we see might be necessary for the
future without disrupting a well-
running machine," he said. "This
community does a lot of things


that many other communities
don't, like bringing political can-
didates in so we don't have to do
that, while some other area cham-
bers do. We're in a good place be-
cause even in this economy we're
managing to pay our bills and our
membership has remained status
quo."
Membership has been around
350 for several years, he said.
Jim Wilmouth at Encore Bank
has been taking applications and
has about nine under consideration
now but is accepting more.
"We're getting people with all
different backgrounds," John said.
"It is a very exciting time, because
with each one, we look at what the
new priority might be that this per-
son would fit."
One thing that kept coming up
was the word "friendly."
"Everybody says they need to
be a friendly face in the commu-
nity. A learning curve toward their
duties will also be important. We
can't afford to be risk-takers at this
time," he said. "It's not as if we
can afford to invest a lot of time
and money on things that we don't
know will work."
The board is also looking for
someone who will want to work
with, and educate, the members
as to what is available to them
through their chamber.
One thing John knows will be
revamped is the chamber's Web
site.
"Somehow, we want to figure out
a way to make it more of a link-up
to everything in the area. When
out-of-towners want to find out
about Sun City Center, they check
out the chamber Web site. Well,
if we have links to other things in


the area, then we can be a real re-
source for a lot of people, and that
doesn't just mean members' busi-
nesses, but entertainment, local at-
tractions, many things need to be
involved."
At the end of our informal talk,
John said he had learned more
about the duties involved in run-
ning the daily operations of the
chamber in the last three months
than he had in the 7 years he has
been involved in a leadership ca-
pacity.
"Now I can really appreciate the
work they do on the front lines,"
he said. "And I certainly hope the
board meets its target goal and
has someone on board (as the new
president) by the third week in Oc-
tober.


It is not too late to apply.
I wondered what the Sun City
Center chamber had been up to
these last few months.
Well, now we know.
*Perhaps you have something
you'dlike to share. Ormaybe you'd
rather tell the community about
your favorite charity or cause: or
sound off about something you
think needs change. That's what
"Over Coffee" is about. It really
doesn't matter whether we actually
drink any coffee or not (although I
probably will). It's what you have
to say that's important. E-mail me
any time at penny@observernews.
net and suggest a meeting place.
No matter what's going on, I'm
usually available to share just one
more cup.


Penny Fletcher Photo
John Luper, director of amenities at Club Renaissance in Sun City
Center, has a new respect for the person performing the duties of
president of the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce since
he has been doing a lot of those things himself. Elaine Brad, cham-
ber president for 10 years (a paid position) recently quit to get mar-
ried and John, as board chairman (which is volunteer) has been do-
ing a lot of jobs he used to assign.


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Volunteers needed to stem problems of marine debris


The litter from the hands of a
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made it clear that her marriage was
making her miserable. Shortly af-
ter leaving her husband she began
a relationship with another man.
When that relationship didn't work
out she was left depressed and ul-
timately without much in the way
of financial resources after the di-
vorce.
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discovery. As a younger man, I re-
ferred to the same thing as a "vision
quest." I've been there, although I
could never afford an entire year
to do it. It was possible for Gilbert
because, as an established author,
she sold the concept of Eat, Pray,
Love to a publisher and was able
to finance her journey with the ad-
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her wounds to heal and eating
a lot of good pizza. She then trav-
eled to India to live in an Ashram
to study her relationship with God.
In those months, that relationship
clearly evolved, she did a master-
ful job of drawing that evolution
for the reader. From there, she
went to Bali where she befriended
a medicine man of indeterminate
age (he might have been 75 or 105
- no one knew). As the year ap-
proached its end, it was easy to see
in her words just how far she had
traveled. She became the person
she wanted to be warts and all.
In turning the pages of her book,
I realized that I was in New York
City for many of the same reasons
she had in making her year-long
journey. I arrived in the city alone
and feeling beaten down by life. I
had only days there, but in those
days I found peace and tranquil-


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had closed due to a bed bug infesta-
tion. To me, that is straight out of
a B-grade horror flick, being eaten
by bugs in something as innocuous
as a movie theater.
The theater wasn't alone in their
tribulation. Not long before, a Man-
hattan Victoria's Secret and a Hol-
lister store were also temporarily
closed due to bed bugs. The poten-
tial for bed bugs in bras is certainly
added gist for that horror flick.
Then the news reports appeared



ity in that enormous city. So much
so that it seeped into my mind
and soul, as though they were dry
sponges taking in raindrops.
I had absolutely no reason to be
in New York. I had no schedule
and no to-do list. Being there for
no good reason gave me a bit of
time like Gilbert to allow my
mind to slow down. To think about
the bigger picture rather than what
was next on the schedule. I would
love a year to do it but, like most
of us, that just wasn't possible. I
gratefully took what I could get.
I am convinced men and women
feel pain in the same way. Norms
and customs frown upon men cry-
ing out in pain. Those norms tell us
to "be a man" about things, to suck
it up and go on. But that doesn't
make pain hurt less. Perhaps it
even makes it worse. I could relate
to Eat, Pray, Love even if some
of it was incomprehensible to me.
The book isn't "chick lit" (a phrase
used to describe literature written
for women), it is for everyone who
has had their heart broken. Which
means, pretty much anyone could
relate to it. With seven million
copies of the book sold, and now a
movie with Julia Roberts, clearly a
lot of people already have.
I was lighter and happier on
my return flight to Tampa. A year
would have been nice, but it wasn't
necessary. I'm not even sure that
New York City was necessary.
Maybe next time, I'11 leave my cell
phone behind and try the beach or
the backyard to slow myself down
enough for my mind and my soul
to come up for air.


about bed bugs in the Empire State
Building. By some estimates up to
30 percent of all homes in the city
have bed bugs and they do not dis-
criminate. Bed bugs are equally
happy feasting upon the poor and
the w1.lhi\ alike.
Newspaper stories from around
the country have heralded the re-
emergence of bed bugs. Terminex,
a national pest extermination com-
pany, has certainly noticed it. They
went so far as to release a list of the
15 hardest hit cities based on call
volume to their offices. Surpris-
ingly, none were in Florida, usually
a welcome and hospitable place for
almost any insect. New York City
topped the list as the city with the
biggest bed bug problem but Ohio
garnered top billing for being the
only state with four cities on the
list. The glitz and glamour of Cali-
fornia wasn't spared with Los An-
geles coming in at number ten. And
apparently bed bugs appreciate a
little discourse and disagreement:
Washington, D.C. was listed as the
ninth most infested city. Minneapo-
lis, a city known for being "Min-
nesota Nice" is seemingly also nice
for bed bugs. It rounded out the list
at number 15.
Despite the absence of Florida
cities on the list, bed bugs have ar-
rived in the Sunshine State. Accord-
ing to a recent article in the South
Florida Sun Sentinel, exterminators
in South Florida are reporting that
calls for help with bed bugs have
increased from one or two a month
a few years ago to almost daily
now.
In a call to a Terminex office in
Tampa, the representative con-
firmed that calls about bed bugs
have increased recently. "Calls
have increased all over," she said,
referring to the national network
of offices. "It's almost like an epi-
demic."
No one knows what has caused
the sudden re-emergence of bed
bugs, although the ease of global
travel and the lack of an effective
over-the-counter pesticide cer-
tainly play a role. Once bed bugs
have found a home in your home,
they are almost impossible for the
non-professional to kill. They hide
effectively, coming out at night to


feast upon their sleeping victims.
Worse, they can go up to a year
without feeding at all. The best so-
lution is to not let them into your
home at all.
In New York City, some people
warn against brushing up next to
strangers in the subway, a difficult
task in the best of circumstances.
For travelers, the best advice is to
not even take the most expensive
hotel for granted. According to a
website named Bed Bug Registry,
New York City hotels charging in
excess of $350 per night have had
reports of bed bugs. As a traveler,
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inspect your surroundings, keep
your luggage away from cloth-
covered furniture and then wash
and dry L\t l ilii upon returning
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washing ~\~.l dlini in hot water
and ensuring 15 or more minutes
in a hot dryer could provide some
peace of mind.
Bed bugs aren't known to trans-
mit disease or physically hurt you
beyond a mosquito bite-like welt.
The stigma of having bed bugs is
the cause of the real pain. One man
told the New York Times that "peo-
ple don't want to hug you anymore,
they don't want you coming over."
The Center for Disease Control
doesn't track the psychological
aspects and so does not consider
the pests a health threat. The re-
cent re-emergence, however, has
caught their attention. Last month,
the CDC issued a joint statement
with the Environmental Protection
Agency to discuss issues in bed bug
control. It is possible the growing
epidemic and the increased news
coverage will yield a safe and ef-
fective over-the-counter pesticide,
but until then, if your home has
succumbed to bed bugs, your best
weapon will be your telephone to
call a local exterminator.
Once nearly eradicated in the
industrialized world, bed bugs
are back with a flourish, but that
doesn't mean you have to miss a
good movie or a show on Broad-
way. You might just want to see if
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cently and then stop by your trusty
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Falcon Watch Annual Classic teams
tournament winners
The Falcon Watch Classic was held Aug. 18, 19 and 21 and 70
players participated. Flighted with six teams using lowest combined
handicap, each team played five 9-hole matches in their flights. Com-
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1st Flight Rod Benning and Al Spatola (not in picture). Ladies' Red
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Lester and Carol Salowitz. White Tee: 1st Flight -- Tom Carty and
Ray Parisen (not in picture); 2nd -- Bill Fitzhugh and Jack Riley. 2nd
Flight: 1st -- Walt Towner and Kurt Hoffmann; 2nd -- Dick Manion
and Jack Kehl (not in picture); 3rd Flight -- Bill Stoces and Don Ed-
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Library Closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6

One Point Perspective For Adult
Tuesday, Sept. 7 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Join Artist Cory Wright, and learn the techniques of one-point
perspective. Students will work on a perspective exercise.
Limit 20. Registration required. Call 273-3652 or visit
the Information Desk at the library.

Online Genealogy
Wednesday, Sept. 8 3 to 4 p.m.
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Heritage Quest, Cyndi's List and Family Search. Seating limit: 20.
Free tickets will be available one hour prior to class.

Raising a Reader
Saturday, Sept. 11 9:45 am. to noon
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for children up to age 5. This workshop is open to everyone: parents,
teachers, grandparents. Adults only, please. Registration is required by
Sept. 4, call 273-3652 or visit the Information Desk at the Library.

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library, visit the Book Sale Room at the Library for a membership applica-
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Almost a year ago, I made a
change to my wardrobe that yield-
ed unexpected benefits. I began
wearing only black clothing. I'd
read an interview with a celeb-
rity who said that she had begun
doing that very thing to simplify
her life. The more I thought about
the idea, the more I liked it. With
my husband's blessing, I stored
every "non-black" piece of cloth-
ing I owned (in case I changed
my mind) and began wearing only
black. I had several long sleeved
and short sleeved shirts, two skirts
and several pairs of slacks and
jeans. Not only did it free up time
getting ready for work, but also it


took my focus off "fashion" (I was
never very fashion-conscious to
begin with) and onto more impor-
tant matters. I shop at thrift stores
anyway and it has become a fun
challenge to see if I can find an
item to supplement my wardrobe.
If I begin to have too many items,
I simplify again. My motto now is
"less is more." I have gained time,
money, space, fun and peace of
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Hillsborough County Animal
Services is once again partner-
ing with The Humane Society of
Tampa Bay in a groundbreaking
attempt to save innocent lives.
This time, the focus is on finding
homes for adult shelter cats with
an incentive to potential adopters
called 'Free Shots For Life.'
Both organization's animal
shelters are offering free vaccina-
tions for the life of any adult cat
(one year of age or older) adopt-
ed from either location between
Sept. 1, 2010 and Feb. 28, 2011.
Each qualifying cat will be enti-
tled to one free annual rabies and
distemper shot from The Humane
Society of Tampa Bay's Wellness
Clinic.
Nationally, cat adoptions tend to
lag far behind those of dogs. The
goal of the new 'Free Shots For
Life' program is to increase cat
adoptions in Hillsborough by at
least 10 percent.
'Free Shots For Life' is a pilot
program made possible through
funding by the American Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals (ASPCA) and Petango.
In 2007, both Hillsborough
County Animal Services and The
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
were chosen as recipients of a
national outreach program by the
ASPCA in New York City. Their
success in Hillsborough County
has since become a model for
many other communities.
Both shelters are closed to the
public on Mondays, and The Hu-
mane Society of Tampa Bay's
Wellness Clinic is open Thursday
through Sunday only.
Further information and loca-
tion assistance may be found as
follows:
Hillsborough County Animal
Services, 440 Falkenburg Rd., N.
in Tampa, (813) 744-5660 or log
on to www.hillsboroughcounty.
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The first time I ever heard of a
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experienced the likes of crusty old
curmudgeons. I once thought the term
to be exclusively reserved for older, quarrelsome men. My perception
was changed by my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Wrangle (The name was
befitting her argumentative and nasty demeanor). She was a lean, mean,
driving machine with a whip of a mouth. Since then, I've encountered
several variations of the cranky curmudgeon.
I find antiquated, reclusive curmudgeons the most fascinating. They
are often rich, stubborn, and fiercely opinionated, living their disgrun-
tled lives in seclusion. Most are ill-tempered patricians, fearless in their
execution of barbs and nastiness. They don't care what others think of
them and thankfully, we rarely have to interact with them.
Lately, nouveau curmudgeons are gaining a foothold in our society.
Grouchy, crabby, and ill-tempered folk seem to be everywhere. Sour-
pusses of all ages reign in offices, behind counters, on phones and in
health fields. Curmudgeons must be procreating faster than the rest of
society as they are everywhere, attacking smiles and pleasantries with
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Saving deep water
Many of us Floridians don't like
to go too long without getting a
whiff of salt air. Even those of us
living inland are always within
an hour or two
oof one coast
or another.
S We take our
lovely white-
sand beaches,
crystal clear
blue water and
The Wildlife clear skies dot-
Forecast ted with fluffy
Patricia Behnke white clouds
for granted.
At least we took them for grant-
ed until April 20. On that day, the
dire possibility of oiled wildlife
and petroleum-covered beaches
loomed as the explosion from the
Deepwater Horizon oil rig rever-
berated through economic and en-
vironmental lines.
Now that the gushing oil well
has been capped, we breathe a sigh
of cautious celebration. But our
dependence on fossil fuels still
comes at a high cost.
The carbon dioxide emissions
created from burning fossil fuels
do more than change our climate.
They also cause a phenomenon
known as ocean acidification.
While scientists debate the sever-
ity of climate change, most can
look at the data and agree that the
increase in the atmosphere's car-
bon dioxide levels impacts ocean
life.
"Ocean acidification and climate
change share a common insidious
influence," said Bob Glazer, a bi-
ologist with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) and a co-leader of the
FWC's climate change research
and monitoring working group.
"They are both caused by the in-
creases in carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere."
The process of ocean acidifica-
tion does not mean the ocean is
turning into a boiling cauldron of
acid. It refers to changes in the
water because of the additional
carbon dioxide from the environ-
ment.
The U.S. Geological Survey's
website explains the process of


Developing wise coastal zoning regulation will allow better control
over the Florida environment.


ocean acidification. Even though
the ocean serves as a natural reser-
voir for carbon dioxide, increasing
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
and the resulting uptake by the
ocean results in increased seawa-
ter acidity. This process results in
a decrease in the ocean's pH.
NOAA's State of the Science


"The increase in
ocean acidification
adds more stress to
ecosystems already
stressed by human
activity."


Fact Sheet on ocean acidification
states oceans have absorbed ap-
proximately 50 percent of the car-
bon dioxide released from burning
fossil fuels, which has increased
ocean acidity by about 30 percent
since the start of the Industrial
Revolution. Even small changes
in the acidity of seawater can have
dramatic effects on sea life, which
may include:
Decreased rate of the produc-
tion of coral skeletons.
Reduction in the ability of
marine algae and free-swimming
zooplankton to maintain protec-
tive shells.
Reduction in the survival of


Now that Floridians know the worst that can happen, the future is
wide open.


marine species, including com-
mercial fish and shellfish.
"The health of the oceans is es-
sential to the marine life it sup-
ports as well as to the atmosphere,"
Glazer said. "The proper balance
within the seawater regulates car-
bon dioxide, the production of
oxygen, the cycling of nitrogen
and other important nutrients, and
affects processes such as cloud
formation. It is all a fragile balanc-
ing act."
The increase in ocean acidifica-
tion adds more stress to ecosys-
tems already stressed by human
activities. The FWC and other
wildlife managers know that ad-
dressing this issue requires reduc-
ing those stresses over which we
have better control.
"For example, we can reduce
pollution and runoff from land, de-
velop wise coastal zoning regula-
tions, eliminate destructive fishing
practices and restore ecosystem
integrity," Glazer said. "These
approaches increase the health of
ecosystems and are just good man-
agement practices; period."
For every tragedy that occurs,
such as the Deepwater Horizon
oil spill, opportunity exists for re-
evaluation of priorities.
If I shorten the length of my
shower, I won't change a thing. But
if 18 million people in Florida col-
lectively commit to doing at least
one thing in their daily lives that
will lessen their dependence on
fossil fuel consumption, we might
stand a chance at reducing carbon
dioxide emissions.
Some of these things will evenbe
good for our wallets as well as the
environment. You've heard them
all before, but it doesn't hurt to
have reminders, especially today.
Turning off the lights when you
leave the room will lower electric
bills by not burning electricity and
not pumping out more heat into
the room. When an old bulb burns
out, replace it with a compact
fluorescent light bulb. These last
longer and use less energy. The
cost of the bulbs is coming down,
too. I bought a package of six re-
cently for $2 each. Start there for
now. Then, next month, try a few
more changes. Soon we'll all be
substantially impacting life both
above and below the sea.
Contact Patricia Behnke at pat.
behnke @MyFWC.com.







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at pat.behnke@MyFWC.
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out for manatee
The last of the big summer holi-
days is almost here. An upswing in
boating traffic is expected through-
out the long Labor Day weekend,
and Save the Manatee Club is urg-
ing the boating community to be ex-
tra vigilant, especially in light of the
crises manatees have already had to
deal with this year.
"The events of 2010 have been
tragic for the entire manatee popu-
lation, which has been dealt one ter-
rible blow after another," said Pat-
rick Rose, Save the Manatee Club's
Executive Director. "Last year's all-
time record for total mortality has
already been shattered this year.
"Since January 1, over 600 mana-
tees have died. That's more than 10
percent of the entire known popula-
tion! Nearly half died as a result of
Florida's unprecedented cold win-
ter."
"We also have substantial con-
cerns regarding massive amounts of
chemical dispersants that have been
pumped and sprayed to break up the
oil and need to watch for ill effects
on endangered manatees and other
wildlife. A recent report by Georgia
Sea Grant indicates that as much as
79 percent of the oil that was spilled
remains in the Gulf, and we are still
just one storm away from even more
serious consequences."
"We feel it's vital to work with the
boating community to help mini-
mize watercraft-related manatee
injuries and deaths," said Dr. Ka-
tie Tripp, Director of Science and
Conservation for Save the Manatee
Club. "We believe in empowering
the boating community so that each
boater is aware of his or her ability
to protect manatees by always look-
ing out for them while safely enjoy-
ing Florida's beautiful waterways."
The Club produces and distributes
a variety of free public awareness
materials designed to keep the wa-
terways safer for Florida's endan-
gered manatees. Florida boaters can


is this Labor Day
request bright yellow waterproof
boating banners to alert other boat-
ers when manatees are in the area.
There are also newly designed
shoreline property signs which en-
courage boaters to keep it slow, and
it also features the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC) hotline number (1-
888-404-3922) for reporting injured
manatees. Plus, the new matching
boating decal can be placed on all
Florida watercraft, from kayaks to
jet skis.
Requests for the banners, signs,
and decals can be sent via e-mail to
education@savethemanatee.org, by
calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN
(5646), or by contacting Save the
Manatee Club by regular mail at
500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL
32751.
Dr. Tripp asks Florida boaters to
help with manatee protection this
Labor Day weekend by watch-
ing out for the meandering marine
mammals on their travels. "Slow
down if manatees are sighted, fol-
low posted boat speed regulations
at all times, and stay in deep water
channels whenever possible." Those
who see an injured, dead, tagged or
orphaned manatee, or a manatee
who is being harassed, are asked
to call the FWC hotline number at
1-888-404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC
or *FWC on cellular phones, or use
VHF Channel 16 on marine radios.
She is also recommending that rec-
reational boaters carry up-to-date
navigation charts aboard their ves-
sels to avoid shallow areas where
manatees feed and rest.
For more information on endan-
gered manatees, the Adopt-A-Man-
atee program, or to sign up for the
Club's free e-newsletter, visit the
Club's website at www.savetheman-
atee.org. Look for "Manatee Protec-
tion Tips for Boaters" on the Club's
website at ]lip' v -%..ivethema-
natee.org/boatertips.htm.


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Back to School Fair held at St. John the

Divine Episcopal Church


SEPTEMBER 2, 2010


The Lord's Lighthouse Ministry
at St. John the Divine Episcopal
Church in Ruskin held its Back to
School Fair on Aug. 22.
Over one hundred workers and
volunteers joined hands to make
this event an outstanding suc-
cess. Hundreds of children from
the community gathered for a
full afternoon of food, fun, and
games, including crafts and face
painting, haircuts and eye exami-
nations. Each child was presented
with a backpack filled with school
utilities.
The Youth Group, counselors
and members from the ( lc,\iiwll.c
Community Church under the
direction of Pastor Jack Piquette,
hosted this fair and donated back-
packs, food, and clothing for the
children and their families. They


also presented a puppet show and
led the children and their parents
in singing.
A group of teenagers and adults
from Faith Worx Church in Apollo
Beachalso participatedby donating
supplies. The families of August
and Claudia Torres of Tampa and
Scott and Kelly Causey of St.
Petersburg donated their personal
time and resources to help South
County students. Their children
used their savings as well as col-
lected funds and items to provide
school supplies to each student
of high school and intermediate
school.
The Lord's Lighthouse Minis-
try at St. John the Divine Episco-
pal Church serves the community
Monday through Wednesday under
the direction of Pastor William R.


Chelsea Moran from the Clear-
Claudia Torres of Tampa and Kelly Causey of St. Petersburg donat- water Community Church Youth
ed and distributed bags and school supplies to ALL Intermediate Group painted children's faces
and High School students who attended the Fair.


CCW to hold Card
Party
The Council of Catholic Women
(CCW) of Prince of Peace invites
anyone who likes to play cards or
any board game to make up your
own table in advance and attend the
monthly Dessert Card Party from
noon to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
Sept. 8 in the Conesa Center.
Cards, pencils and tallies are
K -- furnished.
9 There is
:;i r ;an assort-
V ment of
desserts,
table and
door priz-
es. For
more information, call 633-2460.


Christian Women
host Front Porch
Pickers
South Shore Christian Women's
Connection presents "Front Porch
Pickers." Bring your guy. Inspi-
rational speaker Ruth
d Warnick is a cardiac
nurse who relates to
broken hearts. The pre-
tp sentation and luncheon
will be held at Club
Renaissance, 2121 South Pebble
Beach Blvd. on Thursday, Sept.,
9. Doors open at l1am--Luncheon
and program 11:30am-1:30pm.
Reservations or cancellations
before noon Monday, Sept. 6. Cost
is $17 inclusive.
All ladies welcome, no member-
ship required. Sponsored by South
Shore Christian Women's Con-
nection, affiliated with Stonecroft
Ministries.
Call 813-938-4320 or 813-383-
7540 or email ailli bullk i u -'llil
com.


Unity in Brandon is a small community of believers looking to grow
and are presently meeting at the Brandon Woman's Club.
Unity in Brandon upcoming topics
Unity in Brandon welcomes everyone to their worship service at 10:30
a.m. Rev. Aaron Moore will be speaking on:
Sept.5 "The Miracle Worker"
Sept 12 "The Healing Worker"
Sept.19 "The Birthday Girl and Boy"
Sept.26 "More Than Yesterday" Emerson Part I
Oct. 3 "Less Than Tomorrow" Emerson Part II
Unity in Brandon is located at 129 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. For infor-
mation call 813-263-6155 or check the web site unityinbrandon.org.









CHURCH
Come and experience the power of
Jesus to change your life.
Sunday @ 9 & 11 AM Servicio en Esparfol @ 6 PM

www.aplace4everyone.org

2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337


CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH WEEKLY SERVICES:
SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m. .1 ensiS p B ptnst Shu WCh Sunday
Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m....................... Bible Study
Traditional 11:15 a.m. gBadRd. 11 a.m .................... Bible Study
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m. 1511 El Rancho Dr. 10 m & 6 pm Worship
Pastor Jack R. Palzer, Sun City Center, FL 33573
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach A Phone/Fax: Wednesday
(acos room MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 N 813-633-5950 6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study


St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
Growing by Faith from Generation to Generation
S 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
a 6Mon. Fri.
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. 6 am. -6 pm.
SPhone: 645-1241 Sunday School ....................... 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354
Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, Pastor 634-1292
Saturday Worship: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion....First & Third Sunday Bible Class...Thursday 10 am, Guests Welcome

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Ruskin Sun City Center (813) 645-6102
204 Second St. N.W, Ruskin, Florida 33570
Sunday Service Sunday School .......................................................10AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting ......................................... ...5 PM
Reading Room Wednesday..........................................4 4:50 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com

F"RST BAPTIST CHURCH

L ^ 820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
RUSKIN, FL 33570
645-6439
www.fbcruskin.org
A Resource for Families
Sunday School..........................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship............8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Dr. Barry Rumsey
Evening Service...........................6:00 p.m. CHRISTIANSCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana ............................................7:00 p.m GRADE


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue
1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396
Temperament we are born with, character we have to
make. J. BALDWIN BROWN

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 i
Non-Instrumental -
13885 U.S. Hwy 301 South
(Just South of the Manatee County Line)
Minister: Howard Johnson Office 941-776-1134
Services: Sunday 10:00am, 1:00am & 6:00pmOffice 941-776-1134
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776

First Baptist Church of Gibsonton I
"We love because He fir t loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns morningg Worship 10:30AM.
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Interpreter for the Deaf p* Md-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle A o Mlalcolm S. Clements, Pastor
,Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301

W"cme .. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
-NON-INSTRUMENTAL-
SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday ................m7:00 .m. k

Prince of Peace Masses:
S O Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon
Catholic Church Saturday Vigil ...............4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 Daily.......................................... 8:00 a.m.
Phone: 634-2328 Fax: 633-6670 Confessions:
www.popcc.org Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.






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St. Anne fall festival in planning stage
Members of Saint Anne Catholic Church gathered recently to organize the
Annual Fall Festival, which will run from Thursday, Nov. 18, through Sun-
day, Nov. 21, on the church grounds located at the comer of US 41 and 11th
Ave NE in Ruskin. This is the 3rd consecutive year for this popular event
which will again feature rides, games, ethnic foods, local entertainment, arts
and crafts, and much more! Everyone in the South Shore community is in-
vited to attend and enjoy the weekend of Nov. 18-21.


From left to right are: Ruth Noe, Linda Bessignano, Senior Pastor
Dr. Ron Churchill, Christine Lewis, and Jane Strain.
New members welcomed
Trinity Baptist Church recently welcomed new members. For infor-
mation on the church, call 634-4228.



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


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Beth Israel's Social Hall
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL
www.un itycommun ityofjoy.com


Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Tel. 813-298-7745


V 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


&UniCeoMor TJICeooiCr /cu Ci Cofun Gi en/er
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
.... Worship Services:
\ Saturday................. 4:00 p.m. Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
S !,k Sunday....................8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
f F i 10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
SFellowship tim ... ... i ,,; I.. r r .... 10:15am. and 11 a.m. in Creason Hall
God' ovxe n&.f CCl' UC.com
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month


L St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

l Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
J wholeness during worship the second Sunday
of every month.
A Stephen Pastor: Dr. Gerald Iwerks
Ministry Church
Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
Refreshments served


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


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


'Back to church
Sunday' gains
momentum
Momentum is building for na-
tional "Back To Church Sunday,"
slated for Sept. 12. Already more
than 1,500 churches across the
country have committed to inviting
people who once attended church
- but who don't anymore to spe-
cial worship services. Locally, St.
Andrew United Methodist Church
is going beyond the worship ser-
vices and will host a community
picnic after the services.
The picnic will take place on
the church grounds from noon un-
til 2pm. Participants can listen to
live music, feast on free food, or
simply relax under the trees. The
children will enjoy bounce castles
and other games for fun. Commu-
nity is invited to 3315 BryanRoad,
on the corer of Bloomingdale and
Bryan.
Last year, hundreds of church-
es took part in the first national
"Back To Church Sunday" (www.
backtochurch.com), which saw
members invite more than 700,000
friends and family. This year, an
estimated 1 million "unchurched"
and "dechurched" people will be
invited to the special day. St. An-
drew's expects to fill the church on
that Sunday and then celebrate the
day together.
"A recent survey of 15,000
Americans indicated that 67 per-
cent would be open to an invitation
to church coming from a member
of their family," said Ed Stetzer,
president of LifeWay Research, an
organization dedicated to church
health and effectiveness. Back To
Church Sunday is a great opportu-
nity for reminding and refocusing
church members to reach out to
their unchurched family members.


Obituaries


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Marjorie E. Gambrell
Marjorie E. Gambrell, 81, of Riverview,
FL went home to be with the Lord on
Thursday, August 26,2010. She passed
away peacefully in her sleep. She has
been reunited with her husband, James
N. Gambrell Jr., 2 daughters, Barbara
Elizabeth and Patricia Ann, and a son
John Wayne Gambrell.
She is survived by 1 brother, Ronald
Simpson of Bowie, MD; 6 sons, James
N III (Debbie) of Apollo Beach, FL,
Roger S. (Donna) of Maryland, William
A. of Ruskin, FL, Jerry G. Sr. of Apollo
Beach, FL, Robert E. (Christal) of
Apollo Beach, FL, Richard J (Lisa) of
Virginia; 4 daughters, Nancy Hilton
of Ruskin, FL, Bonnie Clegg (Vance),
FL, Linda Cauley (Eric) of Riverview,
FL, Mary Helen McCrandall (Steve)
of Middleburg, FL and many beloved
grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Marjorie was born in Washington,
D.C. and was raised in Southern
Maryland. She met the love of her
life, James Norman Gambrell, Jr. and
they were married April 27, 1946. They
lived in Maryland for a number of years
and then moved to Apollo Beach, FL
in 1976. Majorie's favorite past times
were playing bingo and cards. But


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Preasing he BAPTIST CHURCH
S4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
(4 miles south of Ruskin)
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
-- COMMUNITY INVITED
BIBLE STUDY 9:30 AM
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:55 AM
SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE 7:00 PM
ADULTS, YOUTH, CHILDREN
For information, call 645-4085 Monday-Thursday




Saint Anne Catholic CIhuteh

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

U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: .I .1. Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
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.
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most of all, she enjoyed spending time
with her family and friends. She will be
greatly missed by all. Funeral services
will be held Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at 2pm
at Apollo Beach Community Church,
6414 Golf and Sea Blvd, Apollo Beach,
FL. A graveside service will follow at
Sunset Memorial Gardens, 11005 U.S.
Hwy. 301 N.


Leonard Howard
Leonard Howard, 84, of Sun City
Center, FL passed away August 29,
2010. He served in the Army Air Corps
during World War II and retired as plant
manager from the Hanes Hosiery/Sara
Lee Corporation. He was a Charter
Member of the Old Town Masonic
Lodge in Winston-Salem, NC and a
member of the De Soto Lodge, F &
AM in Riverview, FL. He also was
Vice Commander of the American
Legion of Sun City Center, and past
chairman of the deacons at Trinity
Baptist Church. Survivors include his
wife, Wilma; a daughter, Judy (Tony)
Petree; a grandson, Howard Anthony
(Laura) Petree; a great granddaughter,
Jasmine Logan Petree; his brother,
Madison Howard, Jr and his sister,
Pauline Richardson. Funeral services
with Masonic Rites were conducted
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September
1, 2010 at Sun City Center Funeral
Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun
City Center, FL. Interment with Military
Honors at Florida National Cemetery,
Bushnell, FL. Arrangements were
under the direction of Sun City Center
Funeral Home, Sun City Center, FL.


The Other Back to
School
Not only are K-12 schools get-
ting ready to start back up, so are
colleges. Look for sales aimed
at outfitting college students at
places like Target. Office sup-
plies, storage items (like plastic
milk crates and closet organizers),
inexpensive furniture, even small
appliances and computers may be
on sale. It seems odd to me, but
laundry supplies and multi-packs
of toiletries may also be marked
down. These sales may have the
lowest prices of the year, so keep
an eye out for them.
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Bob'sl
^ Jewelry
Repair
201B US 41 S. Ruskin
645-0929
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10-6. Sat. 12-4
Highest Price
Paid For Gold
In The Area
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813-634-7521
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with any entree
S (Mini Cannoli). Not valid with any other
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Wellness linic
of Ruskin


Kenneth G. Kuchar-Haas, AP
Board Certified Acupuncture Physician
203 W. Shell Point Road
Ruskin, FL


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Join us for
Labor Day Dinner
All Day Monday, Sept. 6 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Adult $884+tax
Senior 854+tax Banquet
Children $500 Room Available
Children +tax Sundays: Breakfast 9-11 a.m.
Entertainment: Dinner 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
4-5 nights per week. Monday Saturday
Call for more info. Lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bluegrass Music Sat., Aug. 28 Dinner 4 p.m. closing
Ozzie's Buffet, Sports Bar & Grill
3074 College Ave. Ruskin 813-641-1300
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To place an ad call THE SHOPPER
813.645.3111 ext. 201


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Deadline is Monday The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current
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Ruskin, Florida 33570


The Observer News
will be closed Monday
Sept. 6 in observance of
Labor Day. Deadline for
classified line ads will move
to Friday, Sept. 3 at 4pm.
for the
Sept. 9th edition


260 MARKET

Morgan Seafood Shanty
Now open Saturday & Sunday, 11am-
6pm. Live blue crab, jumbo shrimp,
fresh & smoked mullet. For clams
or other special requests call Dani
813-892-8456, no later than Thursday
2pm. US41, one miles south of The
Little Manatee River.






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
Multi family yard /moving sale. Furniture,
men's/women's/baby /children's cloth-
ing, wedding, toys, books, household,
decor, screen printing, makeup. Indoor
rain or shine. Saturday, 8am-2pm. Mira
Lago 1635 Bonita Bluff Court, Ruskin.
Yard sale. Refrigerator, stove, like new,
clothes & more. Friday 8am-lpm. Sat-
urday 8am-3pm. 2306 Lloyd Dr. Ruskin
(off Universal Dr)


310 GARAGE /YARD SALE

^G C Canfar 's
Vnlel attic
^ u Thrift Store
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon
CHILDREN'S
Items & Books
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
813-641-7790
MinisLory o ivnFay Lutheran chh

United Methodist Drive-in thrift shop.
Opening backup Sept. 8th. Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm.
5601 16th Ave., East (Canal Rd) Pal-
metto. 941-722-3456
Moving /garage sale. 3 families. Satur-
day, Sept. 4, 8am-3pm. 1607 Ventana
Dr. Cypress Creek. Furniture computer,
dolls, pictures, various items.
Friday & Saturday, 9am-? (2) twin
beds, (2) TVs, couch, antique serving
table, comforter sets & much more.
401 Rickenbacker Dr., SCC. Weather
permitting
4 family garage sale. Saturday, 9/4,
8am-? Furniture, toys, clothes, lots of
good things. 629 Oakmont Ave., SCC.


310 GARAGE/YARD SALE

Large Sale
1918 N Pebble Beach, SCC. 9/2, 9/3
& 9/4 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday).
7am-2pm. Hundreds of yards of
gorgeous fabrics, sewing & quilting
notions, books, furniture, exquisite
carved candles, boutique purses &
other items, jewelry, adult & boys
clothing, rugs & much more.

Above the Rest
Specializing in estate sales, antiques,
vintage, collectables, lots more. Con-
signment welcome. Located on the
second floor, SCC Corporate Center,
139 South Pebble Beach, suite 202.
Open Sept. 1, 9am

312 ESTATE SALES


Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins
Domestic & Foreign
12.3x or more
on SILVER COINS
(depending on market)
Call for private consultation or appointment
All transactions are strictly confidential
(813) 634-3816. cell (813) 503-4189
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JUST REDUCED!! 2BR/1BA Condo in Kings Point, Sun City Center Located on a quiet dead-end street in close to state SO VERY DESIRABLE. Great house at great price with reasonable seller already planning move 3BR/2BA with nice
of the art clubhouse $34,900.00 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 floorplan, Florida room, patio, corner lot requiring minimal maintenance, 1-car garage Close to recreation center and
COZY 2BR/1BA ON LARGE CORNER LOT, SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: County water & sewer, wood burning elementary school Just $89,900 and welcoming offers CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
stove, nice large bedrooms, almost new washer & dryer, large bonus room and much more $99,000. CALL KAY PYE RUSKIN COMMERICAL PROPERTY ALONG U.S. 41: zoned CG, cleared, with 2 small rentals, and all utilities, this lot
361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK748-2201 has 230 ft Hwy frontage & other access from back street Great business opportunities $399,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT
KICK BACK AND RELAX!! Enjoy beautiful sunrises from your private patio overlooking the wide saltwater channel and 363-7250
views of Tampa Bay from your front door and kitchen Very well maintained and upgraded corner unit 2BR/2BA waterfront 8.7 ACRES AND A HOUSE, RIGHT IN TOWN! Mostly cleared and fenced, conveniently located close to main hwy &
condo Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled with new ceramic tile, tub/showers, toilets and very stylish shopping, has 3BR/2BA house, 2-car garage, large detached barn Horses and pets welcome $399,000 CALL CLAIRE
cabinets $149,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 TORT 363-7250
JUST REDUCED!! NEW LISTING! 5 ACRES with 10 greenhouses 3BR/2BA MH built in 2001 Special features include GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT ACRE LOT: Over 105 ft on water, breathtaking view of river & nature, peaceful setting and
20 x 30 workshop, 2 free standing double carports, 190 foot well, electric gate and much more Zoning is AR $154,900 always a cool breeze Only minutes from town & shopping $250,000. Adjacent acre lot with water view offered at $65,000.
CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
ALMOST 5 ACRES FILLED WITH OAKS AND AZALEAS. Easy access to Hwy 301 & 1-75 Corner location and two BUY THIS FABULOUS RIVERFRONT LOT NOW, BUILD LATER, owner will finance Dep water large dock great
parcels Older family home that needs your tender loving care 3BR/2BA, C/H/A, old oak flooring Fishhouse wth1/BA fishing, wde view of ver ll utilities on site elegant ron fence & gate and PD MU zoning allows house
Bring the kids and animals and turn them loose $269,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK
748-2201 manufactured/mobile home $239000 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 IMMACULATE BAYFRONT CONDO, OWNER LOOKING FOR OFFER: 2BR/2BA elegantly furnished, open floor plan
St SE on west side 330 ft of road frontage Priced to sell at $154,900 .ROXANNE 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 and large balcony offering extensive view of Tampa Bay covered parking Amenities Include pools, fishing pier,
restaurants, and tennis courts. $195,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft of frontage on Highway 41 (1 04 acres MOL) restaurants and tennis courts. $195,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage Special features AFFORDABLE STARTER HOME OR GREAT RENTAL! Charming Fla Cracker House, 2BR/1 5BA, enclosed lanal,
include huge building (3,192 sq ft) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage Adjacent property Inside utility-room, 2-car carport Newer roof, county water & sewer, large corner lot, no HOA $58,000 Bring offers CALL
with 128 feet (MOL) of waterfront is also for sale $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
748-2201 A WHOLESALE NURSERY is operating on this ten acres in the heart of fertile Plant City Make it a family business and
REDUCED AGAIN!! 5 ACRES with easy access to 1-75 Perfect for Landscape/Nursery business Property complete with live in the three houses on the property There is also a mobile home used as an office, an enclosed barn and an open
irrigation & commercial grade well 2000 sq ft metal building & an 1800 sq ft gutted home & shop Reduced $374,900 barn and plenty of room for operating the business Sitting on a quiet dead end road, it's perfect for your nursery or
KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FOR DETAILS. farming needs $385,000. Business sold separately CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540.
JUST REDUCED!!! Over 6 acres of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one-of-a-kind waterfront view Property has DARLING BUNGALOW on just over one acre in quiet country setting Recent renovations make this home move-in ready
M/H, well & septic Two folios numbers, 165 ft riverfront $399,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE Has 2BR/1BA, large kitchen, living/dining room combo, separate family room, huge screened patio and 2-car carport
WESTBROOK 748-2201 Must see to appreciate Asking $85,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540.
PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY. 41 w/easy access to 1-75 pole barn w/bath & small living quarters Property formerly GREAT POTENTIAL! This 2BR/1 5BA home sits in the middle of 6 25 acres with deep well, greenhouses, pond, and
a nursery Now has cows grazing Approx 45 usable acres Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed everything you need for a plant nursery The house needs some TLC but the value is in the land potential Asking
CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 $140,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540.
BRAND NEW HOME, NEVER LIVED IN, READY TO MOVE IN. Not a short sale Close to school and shopping $125,000 BACK ON THE MARKET!! SHORT SALE. 3BR/2BA home in Brandon, 2-car garage, newer roof, and A/C Bank
CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 approved at $110,000. CALL KATHY JACOBSON 813-624-2225
AWESOME PROPERTY IN SUN CITY CENTER!! This lovely home boasts 2BR/2BA 2-car garage and is ready and WATERFRONT HOME ON SHELL POINT ROAD W., Nice 3BR/2BA home with attached 1-car garage Kitchen has been
waiting for youl Built in 1994 this home been meticulously maintained with new a/c n 2006, a new roof n 2007 and much, updated and new appliances Open floor plan, nice view of water $210,000. CALL KATH JACOBSON
much more Sun City Center has much to offer with golf courses, tennis, softball, two indoor pools plus over 200 clubs and
various other activities A golf cart friendly community to local shopping and activities and it is conveniently located to FOR RENT!! CUTE 1BR/1BA furnished block home in Gibsonton $550 month with $550 security deposit Credit check
airports, beaches, Tampa, Sarasota & St Petersburg Come and enjoy the Florida lifestyle todayll $139,500 CALL CATHY and application fee One year lease CALL KATHYJACOBSON 624-2225
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KINGS POINT RENTAL Lovely 2BR/2BA furnished Stuart model with 2 covered parking places directly in front of the NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!!
door $675.00 monthly. Call today for details CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653OW IS lTI Ei J
WHERE CAN YOU BUY A HOME FOR $49,000?? Great 2BR/2BA manufactured home located on Stephens Road, just
minutes from Wildcat Creek Park The home is ready for occupancy and has a fenced yard with fruit trees, laundry room CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS ..........645-3211
complete with washer & dryer, an enclosed Florida room plus a screened lanai Call today for an appointment to see this
property CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
PRICE REDUCED!! Beautiful building lot in Ruskin situated on a quiet street with water views Close to schools, shopping at a
and much, much morel The lot is 80 x 160 MOL and utilities are available Owner will consider financing Call today for Do e y r functioning pho
more details $27,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 c l u
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330 FURNITURE

For sale. Single Sleep System 3,000.
Includes remote, Head /feet raises &
lower, also vibrates. Like new. $475
Janice 813-333-8405

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

Yamaha, 2 seats, speedy, like new,
mirrors, lights, new canopy/ curtains,
etc. Asking $3,000 or best offer. Call
813-634-5124, SCC

390 MISC. FOR SALE
Stamina Ellicipital exercise machine.
Hardly used. Low price. 813-645-
4678

New Sears radial arm saw, still in box.
Used Craftsman 6,5hp chipper shredder.
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425 SLIPS OR STORAGE

South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special-
izing in outside storage for RVs, boats &
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Ramey's Business Park
RV & boat storage & heavy equipment.
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Motor scooter, 2004 Qian Strada, 150cc,
75mpg, 4,300 miles, electric start.
55mhp, $300. 813-645-8122







510 WATERFRONT FOR SALE
Ruskin, waterfront 3br/3ba, 2,600sf, fire-
place, screened porch, covered dock w/
davits $300,000. 813-634-5455

511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Cozy & clean. Apollo Beach 2br/1ba,
CB, screened enclosed carport. No
HOA. Shops nearby. $84,600 neg. 813-
645-2354. No realtors please.


511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Ruskin, Riverbend community.
3br/2ba/2cgs, 1,500 sf living space,
large lot. Short sale approved. $80,000.
813-671-2455 or 813-857-3372


SCC Sierra in Greenbriar, oak floors, replumbed,
interior redecorated. Over 1,500 sq. ft... $134,900
SCC Worthington 3BR/2BA, 2,500 sq. ft., solar
heated spa, new flooring, caged patio........$249,000
RENTALS
1BR/1.5BA.......................................$550/month
2BR/2BA, near clubhouse, furnished.... $600/month
2BR/2BA on Gloucester, furnished ..........$700/month
2BR/2BA, 2-car garage in Greenbriar.. $1000/month






Cypress Creek Ventana
3BR/2BA plus den, open
plan. Great view of 3 sand
traps, large lanai with
pool/spa, 3-car garage,
1950 sq. ft. $249,900

(813) 355-1512


c NEW LISTING! Commercial corner lot, 1/2
cleared acre, with electric on site, great location
cose to businesses, a block from U.S. 41.
$99,000.
REDUCED AGAIN 2BR/2BA Mobile home
across from golf course. Split BR plan, newly
repainted, new laminate floors & carpet, screen
porch, carport, shed. $48,500. Looking for offers.
*GREATLY MAINTAINED & FURNISHED
DOUBLEWIDE: 2BR/2BA, bright spacious living
area, built-in china cabinet in dining room, large
MBR, inside utility, screen porch & carport on one
side, open porch on other side, 3 sheds, new roof.
Huge corner lot. No association fees. $67,500.
SRUSKIN RENTAL: Very nice 2BR/1BA Mobile
home completely furnished, wood floors,
repainted, screen porch, carport. Lot is fenced &
has electric gate. close to 1-75 & shopping.
$600/no. + deposit.








515 VILLAS FOR SALE

Sun City Condo
Kings Point, gated 55+ community,
2br/2ba, 1,200sf., carport, like new,
many amenities. $39,900, terms. Va-
cant move now! 813-850-1173



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560 M.H. ON LOTS


Mobile home for sale Eastwood Mobile
Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather
813-677-5726

565 M.H. IN PARKS
Gibsonton. Newly renovated, 1br, MH.
Roof over, shed, screened room, CHA,
tile floors, partially furnished. Low down
payment, owner financing. 813-310-
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610 WATERFRONT RENTALS
The Dolphin House, Apollo Beach,
efficiency apartments on water. Boat
docking /fishing. Pool, laundry. $185
weekly, $185 deposit. No pets. 813-
850-5217

611 HOUSES FOR RENT
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
call 813-649-1599

2 bedroom, 1 bath house. Available now.
Large lot, Ruskin area near Dennys'.
$650 monthly plus $400 deposit. Gar-
bage included. 813-389-2071

55+ Community
2br with carport /laundry room, with
lawn care, water, sewer, trash col-
lection, fitness & recreation card.
813-634-9695

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

612 APTS. FOR RENT
For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly
rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789,
813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896

Apollo Beach. 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
refrigerator, range, dishwasher, patio,
enclosed yard. 813-645-4145 or 813-
642-0681

Ruskin. Nice one bedroom, one bath
apartment. $400 moves you in. $135
weekly. Call 813-966-4050 for ap-
pointment

613 CONDOS FOR RENT

1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished, Cov-
ered parking. $650 monthly cable,
water & amenities included. 813-634-
1162

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. 305-745-7294

SCC across from library, unfurnished,
2br/1ba/1cg, end unit, all appliances.
Water & maintenance included. Annual
$750. 813-938-4626

620 ROOMS FOR RENT

Ruskin. Beautifully furnished bedroom
& bath, kitchenette, separate entrance.
$375 monthly includes electric & TV.
813-634-4649

630 M.H. RENTALS
Gibsonton for rent. 1 bedroom RV. Elec-
tric included No pets. 813-690-0768

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

One bedroom mobile home on private
lot No pets. Gibsonton. $90 weekly.
813-634-4050 or 813-495-7481

2br/2ba private lot. South of Gibsonton,
US 41. Call 813-927-2065

Ruskin 1br/1ba mobile home on quiet
street. Waterfront, fish off dock. Utilities
included. No smoking, no pets. Best
suited for single person or couple. Refer-
ences needed. Rent $175 weekly plus
$300 deposit. 813-363-6001

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

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630 M.H. RENTALS
Ruskin, 1br park model for rent. No
smoking, no pets, references needed.
Weekly rent $100 includes utilities, $200
security deposit, 6 month minimum. Call
649-1599 8am-4pm.

Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus secu-
rity deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park
in Gibsonton. 813-677-7509

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







651 BOOKKEEPING

QuickBooks
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struction 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-
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705 CLEANING

Jayne's Cleaning Service
First class house cleaning at reason-
able rates. Free estimate. Call today,
have a clean house tomorrow. 813-
917-3842

Ron's Cleaning Service
Quality housecleaning with integrity.
Call for free estimate. 7days a week.
Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured,
bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo
Beach, Sun City Center.
813-846-7629
Flat rate $75, full clean

Two Sisters & A Mop Cleaning Service.
Residential & commercial. Reasonable
rates. Free estimate. Bonded & insured.
Call 813-713-6197

Fresh & Clean Housekeeping! Depend-
able & honest, hardworking. You won't
be disappointed. Free estate. Reason-
able rates. Call Cindy 941-345-5013

Cindy's Bucket of Bubbles
Cleaning Service. Affordable, depend-
able, licensed & insured. Free esti-
mates 20% off first cleaning. 813-817-
7488 www.abucketofbubbles.com

J T Landscaping
Commercial/ residential. Lay sod,
mulch, trimming, mow lawns. Free
estimate. Call Jose 813-917-6018 or
813-918-6895 JTLandscaping@live.
com

Green Team
Home cleaning, yard maintenance,
pressure washing, lanai screen re-
placement. Visa & MC accepted. Est.
2006. Call Dee 813-777-1221.

708 MOVERS
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


SEPTEMBER 2, 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
welcomed.

M & C Mower Repair
Parts & service. Authorized warranty
center. Commercial & residential. 725
14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226

Silverking Lawn Care
Serving Riverview, Gibsonton, Apollo
Beach & Ruskin. Call 813-486-9629
or email mwilson3@aol.com for free
quote

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



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Residential & Commercial
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Landscaping/Sod/Mulch
Landscape Maintenance
Irrigation Monitoring & Repair
FREE ESTIMATES/REASONABLE RATES

813-645-7266
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"Your Local Lawn Care Professionals i"


714 TREE REMOVAL
Cedric Williams Tree Service/ experi-
enced landscaping professional. 20yr
experience. Quality work, reasonable
rates, licensed & insured. Call Cathy
anytime 813-645-9249

715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

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

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

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

720 HOME MAINT.
Experience carpenter. Needs work will
fix anything. Free estimate. Call Dave
813-447-6123. 27yrs experience in fin-
ish work. Guaranteed quality service.

735 TRANSPORTATION
Transportation to Tampa airport /char-
ters/cruise ship. Call Express Transpor-
tation 813-731-9283

740 MISC. SERVICES

In Your Home
Pet Care
813-767-7225. Affordable, licensed,
bonded, insured. References avail-
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Local Mortgage Company Offers
Fast, Convenient Service

Hometown presence and reputation for personal service are keys to the
success of Partners Funding, Eric Heckman's 16 year-old mortgage
lending firm.
"We treat everyone like family, with honesty and integrity," said Heckman,
who has lived in the Sun City Center area since 1981 and headed the firm
since founding it in 1994.
"We're still around because we do things right," he said, adding that about
60 percent of his business is from referrals and previous customers.
In addition to conventional funding, the firm offers FHA and VA loans,
and is the largest mortgage originator in Sun City Center. "We treat all our
customer loans equally and professionally regardless of the size or amount."
"All of our loans are processed locally," Heckman explained. "That means
fast, personal service. Clients can meet personally with their loan officer at
times and places they find convenient." And, "We always answer our phones."
A graduate of the University of Louisville, he is a Kentucky Colonel. As
a boy, he was present at Sun City Center's official Grand Opening ceremony
while on a family trip.
For trouble-free, convenient mortgage financing, contact Eric Heckman at
Partners Funding, 813-634-3235 or ericpfsc@tampabay.rr.com.


Eco-Friendly Service Gets Carpets
Cleaner, Drys Faster!
n search of a new, more satisfying career after 18 years as an Air Force
civilian employee, Matt Anderson, decided to become an Oxi Fresh
Carpet Cleaning franchise owner. He liked the system's superior cleaning
ability, quick drying time and environmental friendliness, and the company's
excellent reputation.
Using about a tenth the water of conventional carpet cleaning systems, Oxi
Fresh dries faster and avoids the musty smell that other methods high water
volumes and long drying times can produce.
Rugs come cleaner, too, Anderson said, thanks the natural cleaning power
of oxygen used in Oxi Fresh's three-part system.
"Some systems use vehicle-mounted equipment. I carry my equipment by
hand and don't have to leave the door open. It's quieter, eliminates the risk
of pests entering during the work and is much friendlier to the environment."
"They did a great job on our boys' playroom, which had gone far too long
without a cleaning," said one local customer. "Because it was really dirty, I
did not have high expectations. The system cleaned the carpet far better than
I expected.
"It was nice, too, not to have a bunch of tubes in our house, and the carpet
dried out almost right away, ready for action again from our boys. The
technician was efficient, on time and did a great job."
The firm also offers upholstery and tile cleaning.
Call MattAnderson at (813) 322-3737 for a free estimate or an appointment
to get your carpets Oxi Fresh clean. Visit www.oxifresh.com for coupon specials.


Trouble-Free Closings -
Their Speciality

" _Home buyers or sellers don'tusually hire us directly, but we can have an
Enormous impact on their satisfaction with a real estate transaction,"
observed Michael Anthony, owner of South Bay Title Insurance Agency on
Cypress Village Blvd. in Sun City Center.
Working pretty much unnoticed behind the scenes, Anthony's company
orders title searches, coordinates necessary inspections, handles escrow,
prepares closing documents and holds the closing- a formal meeting at
which title is passed from seller to buyer.
When everything's in order, it's a smooth transition, setting the stage for
a new life for both buyer and seller; when it's not, everyone's plans can be
disrupted, perhaps even for a long time. South Bay Title is known for trouble-
free closings.
"We care about what we do and like to think we're more professional,"
Anthony explained. "We spend lots of time with first-time buyers, helping them
to understand the process and all of the papers they're being asked to sign."
The seller's real estate agent usually chooses who to use for services like
South Bay Title's, but buyers or sellers potentially have a say in the matter,
which is usually spelled out in the sales contract.
"Buyers or sellers who want to use our services, should communicate with
their real estate professional as the contract is being drawn up," said Anthony,
who gets business primarily from word of mouth.
For a trouble-free closing, tell your real estate professional you'd like South
Bay Title to handle your closing. For more information, call (813) 633-3330.


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Ruskin, FL 33573 Fax (813) 633-1789
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815 Cypress Mllage Blvd. Suite A
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