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INSIDE SECTION B:
Local artists are showcased in various
locations throughout South County.
See page IB for more.


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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
The Bay area pays tribute
to victims of Sept. 11. See
photo on page 23


INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Judy Michael, right, plays the lead in
'Ladies in Waiting' to be
performed locally. Page 3 %-


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Whatever

Happened

About...
* By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net

...Apollo Beach Rezoning
Public hearing of a hotly contest-
ed application to rezone the former
AB Rescue Squad property allow-
ing its commercial development
has been moved to Monday, Octo-
ber 18. The petitioner, Clearwater
consultant Todd Pressman, seek-
ing to rezone about two acres on
the south side of Miller Mac Road
adjacent the Tampa Electric Com-
pany power station, has been giv-
en a requested continuance from
the former September 20 hearing
date, according to Isabelle Albert,
senior planner in Hillsborough's
Planning and Growth Management
Department (P&GM). County re-
cords show Pressman represents
Sam Reiber who, in turn, holds
the property
in trust
South-
shore
Falls ho-
meowner
and out-
spoken oppo-
nent Bruce Davis said this week
that following a recent community
meeting several dozen objecting
area residents plan to attend the
hearing in Tampa whenever it
is conducted. Homeowners liv-
ing around the proposed profes-
sional office complex object to
the commercial development as
out of place centered in residen-
tial neighborhoods, creating haz-
ardous traffic congestion on the
two-lane Miller Mac roadway,
leading to more vehicle accidents
at the strained Miller Mac-U.S.
41 intersection plus threatening
both wetlands and wildlife habi-
tat, when there's a glut of similar
commercial development standing
vacant in the area.
In addition, Davis said residents
resent the quiet rezoning of a half
acre parcel of the site in July with-
out what they consider proper
notice and that county records
obscure the fact developer of the
proposed office complex is Leroy
Gonzalez, owner of currently va-
cant strip center space in Apollo
Beach.

...South Coast Trail
All six segments of the proposed
See WHATEVER HAPPENED, page 23


Crime falls in U.S., Florida


Mitch Traphagen Photo
The Florida Department of Children and Families removed three
children from the Tampa Bay Academy in Riverview on Monday. Ap-
proximately a dozen more children are expected to be removed in
the near future.

DCF pulls children from

Tampa Bay Academy

* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
RIVERVIEW The Florida Department of Children and Families has
removed three children from the Tampa Bay Academy in Riverview.
According to news reports, DCF plans to remove all children under its
care, roughly 12 more children in the near future.
The Tampa Bay Academy, located on Boyette Road, is a residential
treatment center for children treating depression, family conflicts, abuse,
anger, mental health problems and sexual abuse, according to the facil-
See TAMPA BAY ACADEMY, page 10


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
RUSKIN According to Federal
Bureau of Investigation statistics
released on Monday, all categories
of crime declined in 2009, contrary
to fears held by some that crime
would increase due to the reces-
sion. Crime in Florida and Hills-
borough County also declined.
The report stated that over-
all crime declined 5.3 percent in
2009 nationally, the third straight
year of overall declines. Property
crimes declined for the seventh
straight year. Murder decreased by
7.3 percent and robbery decreased
by 8 percent. The South, with 37
percent of the population, led the
nation with nearly 44 percent of
all crime, giving it a slightly high-
er rate overall but most southern
states and cities saw marked de-
clines from the previous year.
In 2009, law enforcement agen-
cies nationwide made 13.7 million
arrests, not including traffic vio-
lations, of which nearly 600,000
were for violent crimes.
In Florida, despite a population
increase in 2009, crime in all cat-
egories decreased, led by a 21 per-
cent decline in motor vehicle theft.
Violent crime as a broad category


decreased by 10.1 percent.
In Hillsborough County vio-
lent crime declined significantly.
There were 34 murders in 2009,
compared with 46 in 2008. In the
same time frame, motor vehicle
theft dropped from 2,464 to 1,981.
Rape, robbery, assault, property
crimes, larceny and arson all de-
clined sharply.
Nationally, while burglary over-
all has declined, residential bur-
glary increased slightly in 2009.
Lesser offensives such as shoplift-
ing and theft from motor vehicles
(not including motor vehicle ac-
cessories) also increased, continu-
ing a string of increases for the
past three years. In Hillsborough
County, burglary was the only
crime category showing a slight
increase.
For all of 2009, $13.3 billion
in property was stolen across the
United States, of which $3.1 bil-
lion was recovered by law enforce-
ment. Cash, jewelry and electron-
ics such as televisions and stereos
topped the list of stolen items and
were also among the least likely to
be recovered. Nearly 57 percent of
all stolen motor vehicles nation-
wide were recovered.
See CRIME FALLS, page 10


Mosaic opts for minimally invasive pipeline installation


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Melody Jameson photo
To demonstrate the complexities in ongoing Phase II of Mosaic's water main replacement project, Gary
Roberts, project engineer, points to the four sharp curves in Riverview Drive that men and equipment
installing the new pipeline will have to negotiate. Using minimally invasive technology that provides
numerous advantages to both the public and the installers, the company currently is replacing in seg-
mented phases its 60-year-old pipeline that carries essential fresh water from Lithia Springs to its pro-
cessing plant on U.S. 41.


* By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net
Miles of pipeline measuring two
feet in diameter are being buried
at 18-foot depths across South
County neighborhoods and many
of their residents are going to be
completely unaware.
This, at least, is the objective
of phosphate mining giant Mo-
saic and its contractor, Riverview-
based Moretrench, as they begin
work this week applying technol-
ogy as minimally invasive to the
earth's surface as laser surgery can
be to the human anatomy.
For some 60 years, the fresh
water critical to phosphate pro-
cessing at the plant on U.S. 41
has been drawn through about
12 miles of pipeline beginning at
Lithia Springs. And when that line,
now aged to the point it's subject
to rupture, was constructed six
decades ago, it was installed la-
boriously, using heavy duty open
trenching, disturbing every inch
of the ground surface, mile after
mile, whether adjacent to homes
or businesses or vacant land.
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Ladies in Waiting looks inward to find humor


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
It has been said that people in
Sun City Center don't buy green
bananas. Apparently, if the pro-
duction Ladies in IL,,:,. at the
Palace Theatre has it correct, they
don't let a good funeral pass by
unnoticed either.
Ladies in I.l,:1,. is the 117th
play written by Andy Oosthuizen.
It is an often humorous, sometimes
exaggerated, look at the lives of
women in a retirement community.
Contrary to conventional wisdom
(from those outside of retirement
communities), there is no men-
tion of shuffleboard or bridge any-
where in the nearly two hour play.
There is, perhaps, more realism
than the grandchildren might pre-
fer; including a good bit of wine, a
couple of glasses of Jack Daniels,
along with an occasional sexual
innuendo. After all, just because
people are retired doesn't mean
they are dead.
Judy Michael plays the lead as
Judy, one of the Ladies in Wait-
ing. She has a date with a man to
attend his late wife's funeral and
that sets the stage for the comical
and irreverent, yet honest, produc-
tion that follows. Judy is the cen-
ter of the world for her handful of
friends. At one point, Judy tem-
porarily goes missing, prompting
a friend to say, "Quick! Call the
cemetery!" To which another re-
sponds, "You call a hospital before
you call a cemetery!".
Because the all-local cast are
playing roles they see around them
within the community, there is a
realism to their performance that
only adds to the humor. As in real
life, casseroles play a role; with


the same tinfoil-covered contain-
ers moving from one funeral to the
next.
Helen Moore plays Marsha, the
elder statesman of the group. She
is clearly comfortable with her life
and, without apology, is never seen
without a glass or bottle of wine in
her hands. Moore's performance
frequently steals the show and may
well create a new trend in Sun City
Center: drinking wine through a
straw from a bottle concealed by a
pedestrian wicker cover.
Soon the wine begins a shift to
occasional shots of bourbon. Judy
introspectively comments that,
"We run from shoe stores to banks
hoping to get lucky. And me, I scan
the obituaries. We are a group of
ladies in waiting, but I don't know
what we are waiting for."
Like everyone, they are waiting
for happiness, of course. But they
realize they need to go out into the
world to find it.
Ladies in Iit:,,. stars Judy
Michael as Judy, Melva Potvin as
Anne, Helen Moore as Marsha,
Diane Turcotte as Dina, Uta Kuhn
as Doris, Judy Maser as Macy and
Ryan Bennett as Angus.
It may not be Broadway but that
isn't the intent of either the pro-
duction or the playwright. Go to
have fun and to enjoy some fine,
area actors having a little fun at
life's expense in the theater's inti-
mate setting. Open yourself up for
laughter and arrive early enough to
enjoy an excellent and reasonably-
priced meal before the show. It is
time well spent.
Ladies in U.l,,:. will run
through September 26 at the Pal-
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Blvd. For tickets and information
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Taking the fear
They say in the Book of Lists that
the fear of public speaking is five
times greater in the mind of the av-
erage man than the fear of death.
Maybe that's
because we
can die only
r.") once physi-
y7e ," cally, but we
--, can mentally
die a mil-
Positive lion deaths
Talk in front of
one audi-
By William Hodges ence. Even
the most ac-
complished presenters never com-
pletely overcome the fear of public
speaking. I remember hearing Bob
Hope say that even after thousands
of performances, he still has but-
terflies in his stomach every time
he faces an audience. He said he
hasn't been able to get rid of them,
but at least the butterflies now fly
in formation. There are several
keys to making butterflies fly in
formation. Here are some ideas that
might help the next time you must
stand up and speak before a group.


out of communicating


Know your audience. Above all
else, spend some time getting to
know the likes and dislikes of the
people to whom you will be speak-
ing. Do not allow preconceived
ideas to prejudice your presenta-
tion.
Know your subject. One of the
keys to a successful presentation
is to have a thorough understand-
ing of the subject on which you are
presenting. This does not mean you
have to be an expert on the subject,
but rather that you are sure the ma-
terial you are presenting is correct.
Any number of times, I have seen
presenters use a quote and then as-
cribe it to the wrong individual. It
sounds like a minor mistake, but
it undermines credibility. During a
question and answer period, there
is no harm in admitting that you do
not know an answer. There is tre-
mendous harm in trying to bluff.
Know your time limits and stay
within them. People will forgive
you almost anything if you stay
within time or finish early. I'm
reminded of a story I once heard
about a Bishop who spoke at Yale


University Chapel. In trying to
relate to the student audience, he
decided to associate his speech
to each of the letters of the word
YALE. He talked for 10 minutes
on the "Y" for youth, but the audi-
ence was unimpressed. He carried
on for another 12 minutes on "A"
for ambition, by which time he lost
the entire crowd. He went on for
seven minutes on "L" for loyalty,
and finished up with a rousing five
minutes on "E" for energy. When
he was finally finished, the Bishop
noted that one of the students was
on his knees in a rear pew. When
the student rose, the Bishop said,
"Young man, perhaps you will be
good enough to tell me what I said
that moved you so deeply." The
young man responded, "Yes, of
course. I was just offering small
thanks to God that I attended Yale
and not the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology." Sometimes to say
less is to say more.
Finally, approach the presenta-
tion with a positive attitude. In
my effective presentation classes,
I teach the following method to


M&l Bank collects items for Southeastern Guide Dogs


M&I Bank locations in Manatee,
Sarasota and Hillsborough counties
will be collecting essential items
needed for the care and training of
Southeastern Guide Dogs. The col-
lection is part of M&I Community
Day, a nationwide mobilization of
M&I employees to benefit the com-
munities in which they work.
The collection of dog care and
training items will run from through
Monday, Sept. 20. The general public,
as well as M&I customers and em-
ployees, are invited to donate items
in the lobby of Manatee, Sarasota
and Hillsborough county branches
during regular banking hours.
Southeastern Guide Dogs has pro-
vided the bank with a wish-list of
items. The list includes: large travel


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"Paws for Patriots" they help indi-
viduals with visual impairments and
other disabilities through life's jour-
ney with mobility, independence and


dignity.
Southeastern Guide Dogs relies
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life line of independence that other-
wise wouldn't be possible for their


help build confidence. Just before a
speech, repeat the following phras-
es over and over: "This is going to
be great! I'm good! They're going
to love me!" When you believe it,
so will the audience.
For those in the South Shore area
of Tampa Bay, the Toastmasters
club that meets in Sun City Cen-
ter is a non-threatening way to en-
hance your communicationskills,
whether for public speaking or in a
one-on-one conversation. For more
information on Toastmasters In-
ternational (or to locate any of the
9,000 clubs worldwide), go to the
Toastmasters website (www.toast-
masters.com). For information on
South Shore Toastmasters, feel free
to call me at 641-0816.
Bill Hodges is a nationally rec-
ognized speaker, trainer, and syn-
dicated columnist. Hodges may
be reached at Hodges Seminars
International, PO. Box 89033,
Tampa, FL 33689-0400. Phone
813-641-0816. Web site: http://
www.BillHodges.com.





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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15
Tampa Museum of Art and Columbia Restaurant Cost: $46.00
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22
Chihuly Collection/Glass Studio and
Hot Shop Lunch at the St. Pete Yacht Club Cost: $52.00
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29
Tour of the Patel Conservatory and the Straz Center Theaters
Lunch by Maestro's in the Performing Arts Center
Musical presentation by the Tampa Opera Apprentices Cost: $41.00
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Tampa Post Office Processing Center
International Mall for Lunch OYO and Shopping Cost: $22.00
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14
"The Merry Widow" at the Straz Performing Arts Center
in Ferguson Hall (mezzanine seating) Sunday Matinee.
Dinner at the Marriott Waterside Cost: $49.00
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Plant City Cost: $24.00
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The Ruskin Memorial VFW Post
6287 wants to identify and recog-
nize America's best educators who
instill a sense of national pride in
students. The VFW offers cash
awards, commemorative plaques
and all-expenses-paid trips to the
nation's capital for these worthy
teachers. The VFW annually rec-
ognizes the nation's top classroom
elementary, junior high and high
school teachers who teach citizen-
ship education topics regularly and
promote America's history, tradi-
tions and institutions.
The Ruskin Memorial VFW Post
6287 wants to award one outstand-
ing teacher in each of the grades
K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Nominations
can be submitted by fellow teach-
ers, supervisors or other interested


individuals. Self-nominees are
not eligible. Anyone interested in
nominated an outstanding teacher
need only complete an entry form
and in 350 words or less describe
why they feel the nominee should
be selected. Describe the teacher's
innovative teaching and resource
development methods, as well as
his/her dedication to education.
All nominations must be received
at the Ruskin VFW Post 6287,
5120 U.S. Highway 41 N., Ruskin
33572 by Monday, Nov. 1.
For more information, call Lois
McBride at 634-2315 or Shirley
May at 645-3410 or email aabil-
ityl@verizon.net. You may also
visit the website at www.vfw.org
for more information and to obtain
an entry form.


Balm-Boyette Nature Preserve closed on
The Balm-Boyette Nature Preserve is closed weekdays for the next two
weeks for a timber harvest operation needed due to damage caused by
a June wildfire. The Balm-Boyette Nature Preserve will open on week-
ends for outdoor recreational opportunities.
The lightning strike caused an extremely hot fire in approximately 100-
120 acres of sand pines located on both sides of the main entrance. Many


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trees were damaged and need to be
removed.
The timber harvest has a two-
fold purpose.
Public safety. Damaged trees
need to be removed before they
fall.
Long term scrub habitat res-
toration plan. The site manage-
ment plan called for restoration
to historical conditions to provide
habitat for the threatened scrub jay
species. The wildfire accelerated
the restoration process.


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Friday is POW-MIA
Recognition Day
The Hillsborough County Veter-
ans Council will be conducting a
POW-MIA Recognition Day Cere-
mony at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept.
17 at the Veterans Memorial Park
located at 3602 U.S. Highway 301
N., Tampa, one half mile south of
the Florida Fairgrounds.
The purpose of this ceremony is
to recognize the sacrifice of those
service members who remain
as Prisoner of War or Missing in
Action from all of the conflicts
that our country has been involved
in. The master of ceremonies for
this event will be Laura Coplan,
Commander of VFW Post 8108
Riverview and the guest speaker
will be Ed Pedrero, an American
Red Cross International Humani-
tarian Law Instructor.
Participating in this event will be
the Sickles High School JROTC,
VFW Post 6287 Ruskin Ladies'
Auxiliary Color Guard, Marine
Corps League Detachment #1226
from Riverview and the Scottish
American Military Society. This
ceremony is open to the public and
all are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call
Council President Leonard Black
at (813) 480-1828 or Walt Raysick
at (813) 635-4924.

Apollo Beach
student makes
Merit list
Darlene C. Socorro of Apollo
Beach made the Merit List at
Darton Col-
lege in Albany,
GA for the
Summer 2010
semester.
To qualify for
the Merit List,
a student must
be part-time and have earned a 3.4
or higher grade point average.

weekdays
While the harvest is underway
during weekdays, truck traffic and
heavy equipment use cause safety
concerns for patrons. The tim-
ber harvest will be suspended on
weekends when preserve attend-
ance is higher. The major recre-
ation component in this part of the
preserve is 18 miles of off-road
bicycle trails.
The Balm-Boyette Nature Pre-
serve is located at 13998 Balm-
Boyette Road in Lithia.
Off-road bicyclists who want
to ride during the week may visit
County trails at Morris Bridge
Park and Flatwoods Park is north-
east Hillsborough County.For
more information, call the Con-
servation Services Office at (813)
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you to everyone who participated in the Hope Cuts/City of Hope Event
held on Aug. 22. South Shore Day Spa & Salon had an amazing turnout
and collected $1,360 for City of Hope. It's communities like this that
make them proud.


Ruskin VFW Post #6287

Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following
weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday
each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month;
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month.


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Thursday, September 16- Bar
Bingo at 6 p.m. Men's Auxiliary
Meeting at 7 p.m.
Friday, September 17- Fish
Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music
by Nickles & Dimes from 7 to
10 p.m.
Saturday, September 18 $6
SSpaghetti Dinner to help defray
cost of Parade from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Music by DJ Gary.


Sunday, September 19- Pub Stumpers Trivial from 4 to 7 p.m.
Monday, September 20- Games in Lounge at 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, September 21


- Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m.


Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 22 Open.



Join the fun at Kidfest and take a
stand against drugs and violence


More than 6,000 school age
kids will gather at the Museum
of Science and Industry (MOSI)
on Oct. 2 to celebrate a commit-
ment to living happy, drug and
violence free lives. Hillsborough
County Criminal Justice is proud
to co-sponsor the 25th Annual
Too Good for Drugs and Violence
Walk & Kidfest with the Mendez
Foundation.
The free event for children and
families is to raise awareness
about the dangers of drug use and
violence and encourages them to
take a visible stand against drugs,
bullying and violence in the-
community.
The event kicks off at 8 a.m.
at MOSI, 4801 E. Fowler Ave.,
with a banner contest and pre-
walk activities, including enter-


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Sheiks, the Mendez Foundation's
Carmen the Cool Cat, Wagner the
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mascots. Face painters, balloon
entertainers and other exciting
games and activities will also be
part of all the festivities.
The celebrations continue with
the Too Good for Drugs and Vio-
lence Walk at 9:30 a.m.
The Too Good for Drugs and
Violence Banner Contest is one of
the highlights of the day. Creative,
prevention themed banners that
students from area schools and
community agencies designed will
proudly be on display. More than
75 schools and groups will com-
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Admission to MOSI is free from
10 a.m. to noon. The first 3,000
kids will receive a Too Good for
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The Mendez Foundation is a
private, not-for-profit organiza-
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education in Hillsborough County
Public Schools.
For more information, call Eddie
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Retirement just doesn't work for everybody


At 54, Bill Francis is still doing
what he's always done: working
with comics, bands, divas and en-
tertainers of all kinds.
Retirement just didn't
work for him.
Now the lifestyle di-
rector for American
Land Lease based in
Clearwater, Bill cov-
ers the company's 19
communities in an area Over
between Ft. Myers, Coffe
Orlando and Ocala but By Penn)
keeps his main office penny@obs
at Ruskin's Riverside
Club on Stephens Road.
His job entails pulling in talent
for shows which is part of what
he has done his whole life while
working in New York and other ar-
eas of the country.
"I tried to retire," he told me
in an interview last week. "But
my wife is a flight attendant. She
didn't want to stop working. After
awhile, there was only so much
golf I could play."
So Bill went back to what he had
done since childhood. He found
work in the entertainment indus-
try.
When Riverside opened 2-1/2
years ago, Bill came out of retire-
ment gladly and used the contacts
from his former life as owner of
Bill Francis Entertainment in New
York as a starting place but also
went to new areas including Mi-
ami and Las Vegas to meet, and


of all shapes and


sign, new talent for shows along
the Gulf Coast.
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as a child because his
mother liked to sing
and his dad, a New
York City fireman, had
a band on the side.
"I started my own
singing career but peo-
ple began to call me to
book other entertain-
ment as well until pretty
soon, I started my com-
pany and concentrated
on that," he said. That


lasted more than 30 years, with
him based in New York City, New
Jersey and Connecticut.
He even got into commercials,
and won a Clio Award along with
his friend John Abbott for "Some-
times you feel like a nut, some-
times you don't."
But when he and his wife, Renae
moved to Clearwater, he sold his
company and thought retirement
looked good.
"I had been booking entertain-
ment for big Wall Street firms,
commodity firms. There was a
lot of money for big parties in the
1970s and '80s," he said.
He worked with Rodney Danger-
field, Gloria Gaynor, and all the big
disco groups. "It was a wild time,"
he said over coffee in his office. I
learned who wanted an entourage,
who didn't want an entourage,
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rooms, who needed a limo and who
wanted not to be noticed."
"I booked ..% i ilinii weddings,
Bar Mitzvahs, private parties, as
well as corporate work."
And that's how he learned some
funny things about people.
He remembers a wedding where
the groom, a doctor, left a bride at
the altar and then her family didn't
want to pay him. Another wedding
where the bride broke her leg do-
ing the First Dance and went to
the emergency room, only to come
back at the very end of the recep-
tion.
At another party, some men had
hired prostitutes and he remem-
bers thinking, "my there are a lot
of women here," until he realized
what was going on.
Cakes fell over and were reas-
sembled; people were mugged over
envelopes of money being passed
around at weddings; IIungi you'd
never believe unless you saw them
happen," he said.
"Once, a guy fell over dead
during a party and the man who
had hired me shouted 'Just play
something' to distract people but I
couldn't."
Bill has worked with the Rat
Pack, Do Wop groups, comics
from the Improv, and knows agents
around the world.
It's comparatively quiet at the
Riverside Club and American
Land Lease's other 18 properties,


he said. Committees of residents
take care of a lot of the details once
the arrangements are made.
The shows at the local club are
open to the public. The next one is
Oct. 9 and will be a dinner theater.
The public can call and arrange
for tickets through the club office,
(800) 889-9804. Or check it out at
2550 Pier Drive, after turning left
off U.S. 41 South onto Universal,
and right on Stephens Road.
I can vouch for two things you'll
find there: good coffee, and great
stories from Bill!


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Bill Francis, lifestyle director
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between Ft. Myers, Orlando and
Ocala and works out of American
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what he has done his whole life
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COMMENTARY: The Shining City Upon a Hill


I set my course east southeast
and sailed alone into the Atlantic
Ocean. Hours passed as the coast-
line of New Jersey slowly receded.
From my viewpoint, the United
States was bathed in the evening
light. All of the chaos and hubbub
disappeared to reveal only beauty.
Alone in my small sailboat in the
ocean, my
priorities
shifted. I was
concerned
only about
the weath-
er, waves
and wind. I
Observations didn't have
By Mitch Traphagen the time nor
mitch@observernews.net did I care to
watch the
24/7 news cycle. I was at peace,
looking at my own nation from the
outside; reveling in the freedom
and opportunity I had as a citizen
and in the peace the nation exuded
as the sun set on another day.
It might be time to sail off the
coast again, to gain some perspec-
tive at the beauty of this nation.
But then I realize that when push
comes to shove, the right thing
always seems to happen here. As a
society we are often dysfunctional,
sometimes callous and sometimes
lazy but in the end, we do the right
thing. When push comes to shove.
I've struggled to separate Islam
from the psychotics who use air-
planes and bombs strapped to their
chests to kill innocent people. I'm
sure there are others struggling
with the same thing. I'm not edu-
cated enough to understand Islam.
Perhaps I choose not to be. But I
should be smart enough to real-
ize that Islam didn't attack us on
September 11, 2001. A group of
psychotics did.
When I first heard about the
"Ground Zero Mosque," I felt an
immediate, negative feeling rise
in my gut. "That is so wrong,"
I thought to myself. More than a
few people seem to believe this
is Muslims sticking their thumbs
into the eyes of Americans. Build-
ing an Islamic educational cen-
ter in an abandoned Burlington
Coat Factory store a few blocks
away is not a thumb in the eye;
it is potentially a huge victory for
tolerance in our nation. We can
show the psychotics that they have


not won through divide and con-
quer. We are still the land of the
free and the home of the brave.
We are still the shining city upon
a hill.
I've been to Ground Zero and
the site is indeed hallowed ground.
But I can tell you there's a good
bit of stuff in the surrounding area
that couldn't exactly be described
as sacrosanct. Moreover, there
already are two mosques in Lower
Manhattan just blocks from
Ground Zero and they have been
there for years. In comparison, in
Washington, D.C., the Pentagon
has created a multi-faith center in
which Muslims, along with Chris-
tians and Jews, pray. No one has
taken issue with Muslims praying
at that site, despite that it, too, is
hallowed ground.
I thought of Hadidjatou Kara-
moko Traor6, a devout Muslim
woman profiled in a recent New
York Times article. Mrs. Traor6
lost her husband, and her children
lost their father, in the attack on
the World Trade Center. It is im-
portant to remember that Muslims
were innocent victims on that day,
too.
Some will say that it just goes to
show how extreme Islam really is
- that they are willing to kill their
own to in an effort to take over the
world. The truth is that has nothing
to do with Islam, it just shows how
crazy the psychotics who did this
really were.
Others will say that Islamic
countries do not allow Christian
churches so why should we allow
mosques here? The fallacy of that
argument is multifaceted. Do we
really want to emulate intolerance
and extremism? Aren't we better
than that? Are we really going to
fall back to an eye for an eye? As a
Christian, my reading of the New
Testament says that we should
not. Besides, there are Christian
churches in Indonesia, the world's
most populous Muslim nation.
Among non-extremists, there is
tolerance. That seems to go for
Christians and Muslims alike.
And then comes a Glock-to-
tin,' Islam-hatin' preacher from
Gainesville who decided he was
going to publicly bur the Qur'an.
The announcement from Preacher
Terry Jones, with a flock of 50
heat-packing parishioners, went


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Sept. 18.
Dinner is only $6 with take-out,
drive-thru or dine-in available.
Music will be by DJ Gary and
Beanie will be cooking the
spaghetti.
All proceeds will be used to help
defray some of the costs of having
the annual Veterans Day Parade on
Nov. 13. Tickets are available at the Ruskin VFW or can be purchased
the day of the event.


How to make a
picture book
The ShoreShore Regional
Library supports the Big Draw
Ruskin by inviting families to the
library on 15816 Beth Shields Way
and 19th Ave. from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
on Sunday, Sept. 26 to 'celebrate
picture books' and discover the
expansive and colorful children's
section at the library.
See and learn how important
illustrations are to children's
literature. With guided instruction
family members can illustrate a
story -- making their own picture
book to take home. Registration is
required: call 273-3652 or visit the
library's Information Desk.


largely unnoticed at first until
General David Petraeus brought it
to the world's stage. The general's
concern was for his troops and for
the effort they were making in not
only killing and marginalizing the
enemy, but towards winning the
hearts and minds of those who
weren't yet the enemy.
And then the media circus was on
in a most embarrassing fashion.
The problem, of course, is that as
long as Terry Jones and his small
flock weren't directly attempting
to incite violence, they had every
right to bur the Qur'an or any
other book they chose. And it was
the responsibility of Americans to
defend that right (along with his
right to carry a Glock, of course).
But it wasn't the responsibility of
anyone to agree with him. Every-
one had the right to publicly and
loudly disagree. And that is exactly
what happened.
Hours upon hours of the 24/7
news cycle were devoted to this
man with a small flock. Even some
members of the Islamic faith, along
with Christians, agnostics, politi-
cians and circus clowns, agreed
that he did have every right to
bur the holy book. But that didn't
make it the right thing to do. In the
end, Terry Jones, a man of faith
who sells furniture on eBay, heard
the collective voices of the Ameri-
can public and stepped back. He
said he would not burn the Qur'an,
"Not now, not ever."
Of course, you can't turn a
sausage grinder backwards and
expect a pig to pop out. The gates
to the circus had opened and
people learned that it is possible to
be a marginal figure and still take
the world's stage. Best of all, you
can do it without getting arrested.
At least three different groups
burned the Qur'an on September
11 and none made more than a blip
on the news cycle. But next week
or next month, someone else will
come along with something even
more insane. And then the talk-
ing heads, politicians and circus
clowns will pounce, looking for
personal gains, leaving it to the
American public to suffer through
another bizarre episode before
doing the right thing by shutting it
down and shutting them up.
If I ran the world, my preference
would be to move the Cordoba

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VFW Post #8108
Riverview Memorial VFW Post
#8108, 7504 Riverview Dr.
schedule is as follows:
Meetings: Men's Auxiliary --
1st Thursday at 7 p.m.
Ladies' Auxiliary --
2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m.
VFW Post --
2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
3rd Tuesday: VA Hospital Bingo
-- Leave Post at 6 p.m.
Monday: Bar Bingo at 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday:
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All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
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Friday:
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Bands at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Fire in the Hole from
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Karaoke by Jeff at 8 p.m.
Sunday:
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House, erroneously known as the
Ground Zero Mosque, just a little
further away only because it
makes so many people so uncom-
fortable. I don't think the location
was chosen to put a thumb into the
eye of America and I don't believe
that it is some sort of passive-
aggressive victory dance. There
was no victory for the extremists.
I do believe that it is being built
at the location because it is a rea-
sonably good site in an area with
little available space. The Imam in
charge of the project, Feisal Abdul
Rauf, long ago publicly con-
demned the September 11 attacks
as un-Islamic and has a reputa-
tion for pushing back against the
extremists within his faith.
The bottom line is that he has
every right to build anything he
can legally build on his own prop-
erty. He already has the necessary
permits to do so. It is not the job


of the government or anyone else
to tell him what he can and can-
not do with his own property. As
Americans, whether we agree or
disagree, it is our job to defend
his right. Like the entire world
did against Pastor Jones, we have
every right to speak out against it.
But when push comes to shove, we
must defend his pursuit of liberty
and his right to religious freedom.
That is the very bedrock of this
nation and no politician, talking
head or circus clown should ever
be able to threaten it.
On the other hand, building it
in Lower Manhattan would be
appropriately American. A nation
of Christians, Jews, Muslims,
Buddhists, Hindus, agnostics and
atheists, putting our thumbs in the
eyes of the extremists. We are not
what they have long claimed us to
be. Simply put, we are not them.
We are better.


Scholarship competition open to local
high school students
Again this year the Ruskin Memorial VFW Post 6287 is conducting its
'Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.' High school students
in grades 9 through 12 have the opportunity to compete in the annual
audio/essay competition and win thousands of dollars in scholarships,
a trip to Washington, D.C., as well as dozens of other awards. Deadline
for entries at the Ruskin Memorial VFW Post 6287, located at 5120 U.S.
Hwy. 41 North, Ruskin is Monday, Nov. 1.
Post winners advance to District, District winners compete in the De-
partment competition. The Department winner will enjoy a four-day tour
of Washington, D.C. along with the winners from every other state, the
District of Columbia, the Pacific Areas, Latin America/Caribbean and
Europe.
Since starting the program in 1947 the Veterans of Foreign Wars and
its Ladies' & Men's Auxiliaries have been involved with Voice of De-
mocracy, more than 7 million high school students have participated.
Students compete by writing and then recording a three-to-five minute
audio/essay expressing their views of this year's patriotic theme 'Does
My Generation Have A Role in America's Future?' A total of $146,000
in national scholarships is awarded to national finalists in addition to
the scholarships and awards given at Ruskin VFW Post 6287 and other
levels of the competition.
Interested students, parents and teachers may contact Lois McBride at
(813) 634-2315 or Shirley May at (813) 645-3410 or by email at aabil-
ityl@verizon.net. For more information and to obtain an entry form,
visit their website at www.vfw.org.


Join the SCWGA -
The Summerfield Cross-
ings Women's Golf Association
(SCWGA) begins their 18-hole
league play in October. League
runs from Oct. 5, 2010 April
26, 2011. Games are played at 8
a.m. on Tuesdays. Snowbirds are
welcome.
The purpose of the organization
is to further the game of golf by
women, foster good sportsman-
ship and friendships and to create
an interest in improving the aver-
age golfer's game.
Membership in the organization
is open to all women 18 years or
older of amateur standing. The


league consists of players at all
skill levels. A Summerfield Cross-
ings golf club membership is
not required. Prizes are awarded
monthly based on handicaps and
flights.Some of the games they
play include: Low Gross, Low Net,
Fairways less putts, Blind 9, Eclec-
tic, Gross and Net Championships,
Even holes only, Odd holes only,
Four Person Team scrambles, Beat
the Pro and 3 clubs and a putter as
well as special events and holiday
parties.
If you are interested injoining or
would like more information, call
Pat at (813) 671-3530.


Grand opening
happening
this week
The Ruskin Family Support
and Resource Center is now the
South County Family Support
& Resource Center, 3030 E.
College Avenue, Ruskin.
New events include Monday,
Art Day; Tuesday, Baby Bunga-
low Day; Wednesday, Self-Suf-
ficiency Day; Thursday, Health
& Safety Day; Friday, Fun Day;
and Saturday is the official
Grand Opening!
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Tropical Spice on Ice will hold an exciting dress rehearsal show on
Saturday, Oct. 2, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. This event is free but donations
will be accepted with all proceeds going to Sarasota Memorial Hospi-
tal Breast Care Fund which helps indigent and underinsured patients to
have mammograms and other breast care treatments. Featured will be
the team's gold medal competition programs that will be skated in Las
Vegas, NV at the Ice Skating Institute Adult National Championships,
October 9-10. Individual team members and high level competitive skat-
ers will also perform.
A special appearance will be made by Olympians Mark Ladwig and
Amanda Evora. They will introduce their competition program which
they will skate on the National and International scene this season.
Another thrill will be the sensational singing voice of teenager, Maria
Wirries who has wowed local audiences with her incredible talent.
Two of Tropical Spice of Ice members passed away from advanced
breast cancer and one member is now fighting Stage 4 breast cancer. The
team dedicates all its performances to breast cancer awareness.
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operator of Wilhelm Heating and
Air Conditioning, has believed in
for a long time and it was 5 short
years ago she first starting raising
money for both through the Ruskin
Chamber of Commerce's Honor-
ary Mayor Race. Now she's at it
again, raising money for Deputy
Darlin' and the American Business
Woman's Association South Shore
Chapters Education Fund.
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fashion bingo on Tuesday, Sept.
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By: Vicky Brown, Office Manager & Interim President
SCC Chamber News
Greetings from the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce!
It has been a very busy summer here at the Chamber. As many of you
know, there are several new and exciting changes happening in Sun City
Center. Well, the same is true for the Chamber of Commerce.
The Board of Directors is working diligently in their search for a new
Executive Director for the Chamber. But, you may not be aware that we are
also searching for a new Office Manager. If you or someone you know has
the skills you believe are necessary for this exciting and challenging posi-
tion, please forward resumes to me here via email, sccchamber@aol.com or
fax to 813.634.8438.
Here is the sponsor line up for remaining member luncheons for 2010:
Sept. 16- Mosaic, Oct. 21- Tampa Electric, Nov. 18- Lexus of Tampa Bay,
Dec. 16- South Bay Hospital. We also have sponsors scheduled into 2011,so,
if you're currently a Chamber member, mark these important dates on your
calendar. If you're not currently a Chamber member, give me a call and
let's talk!
It's time again for one of our big events, the Business Expo. This year
looks to be one of our largest Expos yet. The 2010 Business Expo will be
held on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 8am to 2pm at the Community Hall, 1921 S.
Pebble Beach Blvd.
Member registration has begun, so stop by, call or email for your registra-
tion forms. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to showcase your busi-
ness! Be sure to check out our recently redesigned website for the latest of
what's going on at the Chamber www.suncitycenterchamber.org.
I think you'll agree these are exciting times at the Sun City Center Cham-
ber of Commerce. Come grow with us!

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Mosaic pipeline
* Continued from page 1
zontal Directional Drilling (HDD), men and equipr
a method of breaking ground at a drill a "pilot ho
single point and pulling pipe for a distance un
hundreds of feet beneath the sur- pulling as muc
face without disturbing anything the new high de
else above- driveways, roadways, pipe with 2.5-i
other structures, even ponds. the fresh tunnel
It's not brand new technology, their way west
but it has been improved to the miles.
point Phase II world
it makes good sense for Mosaic's somewhat moi
Lithia Water Line Replacement that in complex
project, indicated Gary Roberts, straightway alo
the company's project engineer. from Providenc
HDD originated in the 1940s in because of th
the oil fields and has been gain- Roberts said. A
ing popularity in recent years with approaches the
other industries as the technology from the east,
has been perfected with use and sharply at four p
experience. imity, the project
It also is not cheap. The water out, and these tu
line replacement all told will be a straight line ui
$10 million project considerably for the new pipe
more than if conventional trench- stances, some s
ing were used, Roberts said. If with trenching r
there's a downside, he indicated,
it's in the costs of applying the Cri
technique. Crim
On the other hand, he added,
there are compensating advantages. U Continued fro
From the construction perspective, Recovery stati
the HDD technique minimizes site time. Overall, t
preparation, allows greater direc- crime reduction
tional control, permits the depth
of cover to be varied, accommo-
dates deeper and/or longer instal- Crime
lations, makes installation possible According to t
where vertical access is difficult or and property (
impossible, shortens completion period in 2008
times and leaves a much smaller
Fl
construction foot print. MurFe r
For those in the vicinity of
the work, the technology means -
radically reduced disturbance of 1 I
landscaping features, generally
avoided damage to driveways and
roadways, plus less traffic disrup-
tion, Roberts noted. What's more,
he added, HDD is a safer construc-
tion method and is more environ-
mentally friendly.
For all of these reasons, HDD is
the installation method of choice
as the new Mosaic water line is
being put in place during the proj-
ect's Phase II, along Riverview Based on data
Drive from U.S. 301 west to 1-75. across the Unil
Close observers may see work- perienced decl


ment break ground,
>le," and then bore
derground before
h as 1,000 feet of
density polyethylene
nch walls through
1, steadily working
ward along the 1.5

k, though, will be
re complex than
ted Phase I the
ng Hackney Drive
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ie pavement turns,
s Riverview Drive
interstate overpass
the roadway turns
pointss in close prox-
ct engineer pointed
rns will inhibit the
underground boring
Tunnel. In such in-
urface disturbance
nay become neces-


sary. Any driveway, landscaping
or other features impacted, how-
ever, will be restored or replaced,
Roberts said.
The project engineer said he ex-
pects Phase II work to be complet-
ed by December, 2010.
Phase III, a two-mile section
along Riverview Drive stretching
from 1-75 into the plant on the west
side of U.S. 41, is to be undertaken
in July, 2011, with wrap-up antici-
pated before the end of that year,
Robert said. Contracts for that fi-
nal project segment have not yet
been signed.
With conclusion of the last two
phases, the entire 12-mile pipeline
will be replaced with a water line
expected to last many lifetimes
into the future. "And, we hope
when it's done," Roberts summed
up, "no one will even realize it was
undertaken."
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Tampa Bay Academy
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city's website. The academy offers psychiatric treatment and thera-
peutic services for children ranging in age from seven to 17.
The DCF Circuit 13 office, covering Hillsborough County, re-
ported to the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times an increase
in incidents involving violence and mismanagement within the
Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program in the academy. The di-
rector of the Tampa DCF office, Nick Cox, told the media that some
facility staff members do not appear to be adequately trained.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued a
moratorium on Tampa Bay Academy accepting new patients on
August 20. The facility's license remains intact during the AHCA
moratorium, pending resolution by the facility. The Hillsborough
County Sheriff's Office would not comment on an investigation or
the possibility of wrongdoing by the academy.


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remains in recovery and has amassed staggering medical
bills. The goal of the fundraiser was to provide financial
assistance to help Ms. Wood get back on her feet. At left,
the crowd gathered at the beginning of dinner. Below left,
the current and former Ms. Sun City Centers gathered
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donations to help Ms. Wood may be made to St. John the
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

Thomas Pace celebrates

100 years


A 100-year birthday celebra-
tion for Thomas J. Pace, Sr., was
held in his honor at a restaurant
in Connecticut, by his 3 children,
Camille Pace, Salvatore Pace and
Thomas Pace, Jr. also in Connecti-
cut. Mr. Pace has 15 grand chil-
dren, 11 great grand children and
1 great, great grandchild,. Also in
attendance were his sister Cath-
erine, many nieces, nephews and
friends.
A large family tree was displayed
depicting a total of 178 ancestors
and descendants. He lives in Sun
City Center, still performing many
of his everyday tasks such as,
shopping, cooking, laundry, and
enjoying poker or bingo at night.
He attributes his long life to a
hard life as a child and the need
to survive any and all obstacles.
Although he needed to be tough,
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SOUTH COUNTY BUSINESS NEWS:

Prudential Florida Realty sponsors charity fundraiser


Prudential Florida Realty is
pleased to announce the 5th annual
fund-raising event to benefit The
Sunshine Kids Foundations, which
is an organization committed to
providing quality group activities
and emotional support for kids who
are receiving cancer treatments in
hospitals across North America.
On Oct. 9, at 5 pm, at the Sun
City Center Community Center,
1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd.,
Prudential Florida Realty will
sponsor a dinner, show and raffle/
silent auction with proceeds going


sun uIty center resident I nom-
as J. Pace, Sr., celebrates his
100th birthday.
strengths. He is kind and warm-
hearted, always willing to help
anyone with a problem or assist in
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Doors will open at 4:30 pm.
Dinner will be catered by Car-
rabba's Italian Grill of Brandon.
Various desserts will be prepared
by the Prudential Florida Realty
sales associates along with coffee,
iced tea and water. There will be
entertainment, a raffle and silent
auction.
Many local merchants have do-
nated great items that will be raf-
fled off after the show. These items
will be on display and raffle tickets
will be available before the dinner


and show.
Tickets are on sale through any
Prudential Florida Realty Sales
Associate and at the Sales Office
for $18 per person donation. All
net proceeds will go to benefit The
Sunshine Kids Foundation.
The Prudential Florida Realty of-
fice is open 7 days per week and
is located on State Road 674 just
East of the Sun City Center wel-
come sign. After parking, follow
the brick path between the trees to
the lobby or call 813-642-1500 for
more information.


Riverview Chamber Ambassador Team visits Hilton Garden Inn


The GRCC Ambassador Team
meeting for September took place
at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa


Southeast Hotel located 4328 Gar-
den Vista Drive in Riverview. At
this meeting, the team learned that


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Southeast location received the
prestigious 2009 Guest Loyalty
Award for being #1 in guest loy-
alty and cleanliness, worldwide.
Brand new in January 2009 and
completely green-friendly, this
location offers spacious guest
rooms, high service levels, and a
prime location. Rooms come fully
equipped with deluxe amenities to
ensure a stress-free stay and ev-
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Their Professional Sales Team
can assist in planning your special
event, banquet, wedding or busi-
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feet of flexible meeting space.
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Recently, Winthrop Liquors
hosted a special joint chamber
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony cel-
ebrating their grand opening with
live music, great food and tasting
of wines and liquors. Members of
the Greater Brandon and Greater
Riverview Chamber of Commerce
were present to warmly welcome
Winthrop Liquors to the commu-
nity.
For more information about
Winthrop Liquors, stop by their
location at 11127 Winthrop Mar-
ket Street in Riverview, visit www.
WinthropLiquors.com or call (813)
689-6644.
To learn more about the Greater
Riverview Chamber of Commerce,
visit them online www.Riverview-
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Sundance Cany4
The hike to Sundance Canyon in
Banff, Canada is one of the more
popular hik-
ing trails in
the area. The
views are
S spectacular
from the top,
if you can get
Saturation there. Onthis
Point trip I learned
By Karey Burek three very
important
things about
myself: 1) altitude sickness is no
fun and I am not immune to it; 2) I
can't read a trail map; 3) the fear of
being attacked by a bear is real.
My altitude sickness hit me on the
first night while seated at a formal
dinner surrounded by family and
friends. A few dry heaves into
the meal and I was running for the
porcelain and desperately needed
to lie down. After a good nights
sleep, I began the day feeling a
little weird, but ready to take on a
planned hike with my family and
friend Ben. With trail map in hand,
we headed out toward the canyon.
I had the guide that was supposed
to tell us when to veer off the path
to meet up with a paved walkway
that would lead us to the canyon.
An hour later, we still hadn't come
across the paved trail and my fellow
hikers were growing impatient with
my directions. I was stripped of my
trail map duties after Ben pointed
out that I had taken us around a
large looping boardwalk that wasn't
anywhere near the canyon trail.
After getting us back on track
and on the right trail toward our
original destination, we met up
with a young man just getting back
from the canyon who warned us
that there had been bear sightings.
I had checked the National Park
site for trail closings and as of that
morning, the Sundance Canyon trail
was open with just a listing of bear
sightings. Ben and I continued on,
enjoying the warm weather and the
clear skies. I began noticing Buf-
falo berry bushes along the trail and
higher up on the mountainsides.
These particular bushes were of
great concern to me because they
are the main food source for Black
and Grizzly bears in this region.
The bears come in search of these
fruits to fatten up before their win-
ter hibernation and we happen to be
hiking into piles and piles of these
berry bushes.
Once we reached the canyon, the
paved walkway ended. Steep and
strenuous trails lay ahead of us if we
wanted to get to the top for the best
views. We continued on alone, with
only the sounds of the waterfalls
around us. We climbed over rocks
and crossed bridges made of fallen
trees to get to the highest peak.
Once there we stopped for a water
break and to take in the grandeur of
where we were. I remember think-
ing that the hike down wouldn't be
as bad as climbing up. After a short
break, we began walking on the trail
that would lead us down and around
to the waterfalls and out of the can-
yon. The trail began to narrow and
the only sound was from the two of
us breathing. I started to clap my
hands like a crazy person because
I noticed the trail was lined on
both sides with thick buffalo berry
bushes. The threat of us sneaking
up on a bear was becoming more
real with every step. I tried not to
panic; if I kept clapping the bears
would know we were coming. I
kept looking around and realized
if we were charged by a bear we
had nowhere to run, no one would
hear us scream and we had nothing
but our hands to fend off this wild
animal. My anxiety grew and I sped
up my walking so that we could get


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A view of the mountains just before going into Sundance Canyon.
A view of the mountains just before going into Sundance Canyon.


Karey Burek as she begins the climb.


to the bottom of the canyon and get
into an open area. Despite my panic
attack, we didn't see a bear or any
other wildlife besides a little chip-


munk hanging out on a tree branch
while hiking. But there were still 3
more days of outdoor fun.


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Jeannette MacNeill, Debba Weinfurter, Sue Minnich, and Gail Roszel
practicing Warrior II Pose.

Yoga classes offered to community
Started by local residents and certified yoga instructors Sarah Gauta
and Gail Roszel of Harriet's Flowers, Buddha's Hand Yoga has been of-
fering yoga and meditation in Ruskin since early 2007. For over three
and half years they've held all-levels Hatha yoga classes at the Ruskin
Woman's Club on US 41, with half of the proceeds going to the Club
for building restoration and community causes. Classes focus on build-
ing strength, increasing flexibility, relieving stress, and cultivating better
mind-body awareness. Buddha's Hand is welcoming a new instructor,
Salima Grannon, and offering an expanded schedule with new morning
classes beginning this month. They are also registering now for a special
'Yoga Basics' workshop in October which will provide a comprehensive
introduction to yoga for those new to the practice orjust wanting to learn
more. Call (813) 748-4036 for more information or visit www.buddha-
shandyoga.com.


Mary Bessignano' h
Mary Bessignano, Sun City
Center, FL., formerly of Logan-
sport Indiana, celebrated her 100th
birthday Sunday, Sept. 12, at the
Logansport Ramada Inn with an
open house from 1 til 4 pm.
Mary Sundy Bessignano was
born Sept. 13, 1910 in Logan-
sport, Indiana. She was married to
Dominic Bessignano and lived in
Logansport most of her life.
Her very special wish was to be
back home in Logansport, Indiana
to celebrate her special day with
family and many friends. Belve-
dere Commons of Sun City Center


100th birthday


will celebrate her 100th Birthday
with cake and ice cream, balloons,
and streamers upon her return on
Sept. 17, at 3 pm.


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1212 E. Sl
Friday, Sept. 17
Saturday, Sept. 18


Friday, Sept. 24
Saturday, Sept. 25
Friday, Oct. 1
Saturday, Oct. 2

Friday, Oct. 8
Saturday, Oct. 9

Friday, Oct. 15
Saturday, Oct. 16

Friday, Oct. 22
Saturday, Oct. 23
Friday, Oct. 29
Saturday, Oct. 30
Every Wednesday
Every Thursday
Every Friday
Live music
Every Saturday


luskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at
hell Point Road, Ruskin (813) 645-5919
7-11 p.m. George Durham
5-7 p.m. Moose Legion Dinner
(Stuffed Peppers)
7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins
7-11 p.m. Rick Toledo
7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins
7-11 p.m. Daydreamers
8 a.m. WOTM Breast Cancer Walk
7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins
7-11 p.m. Smokers
5-7 p.m. Christmas in October Dinner
7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins
7-11 p.m. Taylor and Taylor
4-? p.m. Moose Legion Octoberfest
7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins
7-11 p.m. Charlie Burns
7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins
7-11 p.m. Nickel and Dime
Halloween Dinner and Party
5-7 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner
5-7 p.m. Wings
5-7 p.m. Fish Fry

7-11 p.m. Karaoke by Kim


All events are open to qualified
Moose members and guests.


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New Redbox
opens
Redbox, the popular bright red
fully-automated DVD rental kiosk,
announces the opening of a new
location at Circle K, 3602 U.S. 41
S. in Ruskin. Redbox delivers con-
venient, affordable access to new
release DVDs and catalog titles.
With a rent and return anywhereTM
policy, consumers can now rent
DVDs from the Redbox kiosk at
Circle K in Ruskin and return them
to any of the more than 21,000
Redbox locations nationwide.
Each Redbox kiosk holds 630
DVDs, representing up to 200 of
the newest movie releases. Con-
sumers simply use a touch screen
to select their favorite movies,
swipe a valid credit or debit card
and go. Redbox users have the
flexibility to keep the DVD for as
long as they like and are charged
a low fee for each night they keep
the movie.
For added convenience, consum-
ers also can visit www.redbox.com
to reserve their DVD online or via
the iPhone app from redbox and
pick it up immediately at the Red-
box location of their choice.

Rays AYSO kick off
With the 10th anniversary under
its belt, the Uniroyal Soccer Pro-
gram is continuing to support local
soccer across the nation. Players
of Rays AYSO will receive cer-
tificates that can be redeemed for
a free soccer ball at At Home Auto
Care, while supplies last. After
the 30-day program period, Rays
AYSO will receive $2 for every
Uniroyal tire sold to the general
public on behalf of Uniroyal Tire
and At Home Auto Care.


Falls. Spills. Tumbles. They're among the leading causes of
injury among seniors but it doesn't have to be that way.
Join us on September 20 for "The Balance Program"
where you will receive a computerized balance
evaluation measuring your sway and stability,
compliments ofVRT Healthcare Centers. Fall prevention
tips and handouts will be available. Make plans now to
be here!
Complimentary admission & refreshments
For reservations or more information,
call (813) 633-4340.


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Buildings in Ruskin torn down
Several abandoned duplex units in Ruskin that have been the scene of
vandalism and gang activity were recently torn down.
Hillsborough County Code Enforcement inspectors earlier condemned
the buildings at 703, 705 and 707 1st Avenue NE last month because of
unsafe and deplorable conditions. The buildings have significant struc-
tural damage, leaking roofs, and the copper has been stripped from the
electrical wiring,
As the houses are demolished, the demolition company clears the area
and hauls all the debris to the County's landfill.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies had responded to numerous
complaints of criminal activity at the sites. County Code inspectors then
responded and condemned the unsafe structures. Neighbors in the area
have expressed their gratitude to Code Enforcement for tearing down the
duplexes.

season with donation and equipment


Since the program's inception in
2000, the Uniroyal Soccer Program
has provided nearly $13 million in
funds and equipment in excess of
one million soccer balls, to more
than 3,000 youth soccer programs
across the U.S. and Canada. As a
continuation of the 10th anniver-
sary, Uniroyal Tire will be giving
away a soccer ball every day in
2010. For more information, visit
the website at www.UniroyalTires.
com.
"Giving back to our local com-
munity in such a unique way is
phenomenal," said Julie Davis of
At Home Auto Care. "We look
forward to connecting with play-
ers and parents from Rays AYSO
when they come in for their free
soccer ball."
"We are thankful we can provide
such a distinct program for our
dealers to be able to get involved
in their communities," said Ash-
ley Ramos, UniroyalV Tire com-
munications manager. "Soccer
leagues depend on donations from
partners like At Home Auto Care
and we are proud to facilitate that
partnership."
To continue Uniroyal's involve-
ment in the soccer community, soc-
cer fans will have the opportunity
to become the official designer of
the 2011 soccer ball in the Uniroy-
al Soccer Ball Design Challenge.
The grand prize includes a $1,000
check, a set of Uniroyal tires, a
$500 car service gift certificate,
50 soccer balls featuring the win-
ner's design, an Apple iPadTM
and more. Interested participants
should visit www.UniroyalTires.


com/soccerballdesignchallenge
beginning July 1 for details.
Uniroyal Tire is one of the
world's leading tire brands for
passenger and commercial cars,
pick-ups, light trucks, minivans
and sport utility vehicles. Dating
back to 1892, Uniroyal Tire has
developed a reputation for pro-
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tires including its Tiger Paw and
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dependability, traction and grip in
almost every weather condition,
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the Uniroyal Soccer Program and
Uniroyal Tires, visit the brand's
website at www.UniroyalTires.
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book at www.facebook.com/
UniroyalSoccer.
To learn more about At Home
Auto Care call Julie Davis, (813)
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It's time for the essay competition
Students in grades 6 through 8 have the opportunity to compete in the
VFW's annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars in U.S.
Savings Bonds and other valuable prizes.
Students begin by competing at Ruskin Memorial VFWPost 6287 level.
Post winners advance to District and the District winners compete in the
Department competition. The Department winners
compete for more prizes, U.S. Savings Bonds and
an all-expense trip to Washington, D.C.
Each year, more than 130,000 students partici-
pate in the Patriot's Pen Essay Competition. This
year's patriotic theme is 'Does Patriotism Still
Matter?'
Each essay entry must be typewritten and cannot
be less than 300 words nor greater than 400 words.
Deadline for student entries is Monday, Nov. 1 and must be turned in to
the VFW Post 6287, located at 5120 U.S. Highway 41 N., Ruskin, along
with a completed entry form.
Interested students and teachers should contact Lois McBride at (813)
634-2315 or Shirley May at 645-3410 or email aabilityl@verizon.net.
For more information and to obtain an entry form, visit their website at
www.vfw.org.


,SEPTEMBER 16,2010






18 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER

Run, walk, and stretch your

way to the cure
Serenity Stream Yoga and Wellness Spa located at 11954 Boyette Road
is joining The National Foundation for Cancer Research and other yoga
and pilates studios across the national to stretch for a cure.
Much like the unique voyage of one's body and mind through the prac-
tice of yoga and tai chi the National Foundation for Cancer Research fol-
lows the path of distinct molecular variables that can create and prevent
cancer.
Join them for any of the following classes in which they will commit
both the practice and proceeds to the cure!
09/20- 9:30am 'Hatha' with Sarah Gauta (Beginner to Advanced)
09/20- 7pm 'Hatha' Ellen MacKay (Beginner to Advanced)
09/21- 6:30am 'Rise and Shine' Paula McCloskey (Beginner to Ad-
vanced)
09/21- 2pm 'Hatha' Marion Foster (Beginner to Advanced)
09/22- 7pm Topsy Turvy Sherry Smith (Advanced)
09/23- 9:30am Hatha Sarah Gauta (Beginner to Advanced)
09/23- 6pm Hatha Lynne Houshmand (Beginner to Advanced)
09/24- 9:30am 'Hatha' Ellen MacKay (Beginner to Advanced)
09/25- 9am 'Hatha' Tracey McPherson (Beginner to Advanced)
09/26- 1pm 'Slow-Flow' Thom Thomas (Beginner to Advanced)
09/26- 2:30pm 'Kids Yoga' Lea Cornell (Beginner)



C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.
". .. ".' ,"''


Shyloh
Shyloh is a pretty Lab mix who
will melt your heart when she looks
up at you with those bashful eyes.
Shyloh's life doesn't appear to have
been a fairy tale prior to arriving at
C.A.R.E. With the TLC she is re-
ceiving, they are optimistic that her
mind, body, and heart will mend. She
enjoys the doggy pool and seems
to like other dogs. Shyloh will be
spayed, microchipped, and brought
current on her shots.


Otis
Otis is a grey and white male
domestic long hair. There isn't a
volunteer who can pass by his bed
without some cuddle time. He is
a very expressive and attractive
young cat. Otis says he is looking a
real forever home won't you come
and meet him at the shelter. Otis
has been neutered, micro chipped,
and brought current on his shots.
Otis is being offered for 50% off
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2010




Mental Anarchy by Nancy Porter-Thai
This is a free country. We should have freedom of speech. I should be free to express myself, to say what I
feel, think, and act accordingly. But alas, there's a sentinel in my mind a stodgy, didactic incredibly wise,
sort of being. As a reliable and brutally honest conscience, my thoughts and actions are closely moni-
tored. Sometimes as an impish child, I feel willful and opinionated and don't want to be commanded
by a conscience with structured parameters. I want to break free, be critical and judgmental, and say
what I think, openly and honestly, without political correctness or social acceptability thrown in the
mix. It's a free country isn't it!? Why should I be held hostage by a conscience, a moral compass,
and the like? When my conscience is taking a break, I sometimes indulge myself by silently criti-
cizing or judging, but the result is always the same. As I err, I self chastise and smother myself
in guilt that resonates in wasted moments of rumination and self-flagellation. Some of it lasts
too long and carries too much weight. There is something inherently wrong about
independently judging ourselves when we have a conscience to do it for
us. We may have been born in a free country, but the dictates
of our conscience and society keep us from liv-
ing and speaking freely. Hmmmmm,
Maybe, that's what keeps
us free?!


Have you been wondering what you

might do for the Big Draw?


The Big Draw Committee of the
South Shore Arts Council is cur-
rently seeking volunteers (and a
few paid artists) to assist during
the month of October. They are
especially interested in opening up
the Big Draw Studio (613 N US
Hwy 41, Ruskin-- in the Thriftway
Plaza) to member artists who can
share their art-process with others.
If you paint, can you paint while
people watch? If you draw, can
you teach drawing to the curious
of all ages? Perhaps you sew or
carve, write poetry or make your
own paper. In the spirit of the Big
Draw, would you be willing to
volunteer an hour or two teach-
ing others? You could sign up to
demonstrate your art or to teach
just once, or you could be a 'regu-
lar' all month, with meeting times
once a week. These are volunteer
opportunities to complement the


Big Draw schedule.
The Big Draw Committee is also
seeking several artists in tempo-
rary paid positions to work with
Shields Middle School students
for a few hours in the week in Oc-
tober. Language Arts teachers will
work with and host these artists
in their classes during the school
day, as Shields currently has no art
program.
This year the Big Draw is be-
ing celebrated not only in Ruskin,
but in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and
Sarasota. They will partner with
the Tampa Museum of Art as they
host the Big Draw's International
Day, and are looking for volun-
teers to go to Tampa to help on that
day, Oct. 9.
You don't have to be an artist to
help! The Big Draw needs people
willing to clean and set up the Big
Draw Studio, people who can pro-


cure tables and chairs, someone to
check the air conditioning, artist's
helpers who arrange easels and art
supplies prior to instruction, and
people who can welcome the curi-
ous who come to look and may stay
to play; they need a photographer
or two, plenty of people to help
set up the final exhibition, people
who can distribute flyers or get
information to schools, churches,
and other community groups, and
of course participants!
If you're interested in shar-
ing your artistic skills at the Big
Draw Studio, call Mike Parker
at 846-2000. To be a paid visit-
ing artist-instructor for a week
or two at Shields Middle School,
contact Cory Wright at 758-7057.
To volunteer to help in any other
way, contact Volunteer Coordina-
tor Evie Lamberti at 928-3187 or
decorbyevie@aol.com.


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This advanced technology can lead to better results and faster
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Program/Event Highlights
Week of September 19 25

HTML I: Basic Page Setup and Tags
Sunday, Sept. 19 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Introduction to Hyper Text Markup Language used to write
web pages. In this class you will learn to set up an HTML document
and learn the basic tags. Registration in person required no earlier
than one hour prior to the start of the program.

Windows: Introduction
Monday, Sept. 20 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows
environment and file management. Registration in person required
no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program.

Computers: Basics
Monday, Sept. 20 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also
covers basic purchasing considerations. Registration in person
required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program.

Teen Advisory Board
Monday, Sept. 20 7 to 8 p.m.
For middle and high school students. Have a voice in creating
library programs for teens and earn community service hours
toward graduation, scholarships and more!



1 PET TIP: You can have plants and cats in the same
Shouse...just look for feline-safe options. Some
cat-safe plants include begonias, lavender, spider
plants and violets. Offer cat grass for your cat to
chew on so he doesn't turn to your plants when he
is looking for something green to chew on.
Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy
Ruskin Animal Hospital Nearly 100 years of experience
& Cat Clinic Voted Best Vet & Best Pet Services
Best Pet Resort with Medical Care
715 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. Provider of Free 5 Acre, Beautiful
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Toddler Time
Tuesday, Sept. 21 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 22 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
For ages 2-3 years with a caregiver. Stories, finger plays
and songs make up this fun 20-minute program.

Story Time
Tuesday, Sept. 21 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 22 11 to 11:30 a.m.
For ages 3-5 years. Stories, finger plays and songs
make up this fun 30-minute program.
Seating limit: 20 children plus their parent/caregivers.

Adult Two Point Perspective
Tuesday, Sept. 21 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Artist Cory Wright will demonstrate the technique of two point
perspective. This class is a nice follow-up to the one-point
perspective class, but not mandatory. Limit 20. Registration required.
Call 273-3652 or visit the Information Desk at the Library.

Baby Time
Wednesday, Sept. 22 10:05 to 10:25 a.m.
For ages 0-24 months. Share books, rhymes, songs, games and
quality time together while instilling a love of reading and
regular library visits in this 20-minute program.
Seating limit: 20 children plus their parents/caregivers.

Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution
Wednesday, Sept. 22 1 to 3 p.m.
Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) provides free
specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who
are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables
them to place and receive phone calls. Presented by FTRI.

Teen Art Club
Wednesday, Sept. 22 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Join art educator Laurie Burhop for a creative afternoon after school.
Students will create their own art project with materials provided.
Limit 15. Registration required.
Call 273-3652 or visit the Information Desk at the Library.





FAMILY DENTISTRY


Kirk D. Parrott, D.D.S

Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.

902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570
(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME

(813) 645-6491
Members Amencan Dental Associaion, Ronda State Dental Associaion, Ronda West Coast Dental
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CAN SLIM' Investing System
Wednesday, Sept. 22 6 to 8 p.m.
(Part 1) Using Investor's Business
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Whether you're new to IBD or a
long-time subscriber, this
class will show you how to use
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HTML III: Hyperlinks
and File Structure
Thursday, Sept. 23
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
In this course you will learn how
to link to additional web pages,
external websites, and email
addresses. Learn how to set up
the basic file structure for your
web page. Registration in person
required no earlier than one hour
prior to the start of the program.

If you think you might be inter-
ested in joining Friends of the
South Shore library, visit the Book
Sale Room at the Library for a
membership application. For any
additional information, visit www.
southshorefriends.com.

SouthShore Regional Library is
located at 15816 Beth Shields Way
(off 19th Avenue between U.S. 301
and 1-75). (813) 273-3652.


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SEPTEMBER 16,2010






20 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER


Photo Hazel Martin
Left to right: Administrative Assistant Laura Martin, Academic Dean
Sally Erath, and Administrative Dean Maureen Martinsky.
Community Church College News
The time is quickly arriving for the Fall Semester of the Community
Church College. They are offering a record number 52 courses.
Several of the new courses are: Health Care Reform, Weather in the
Scriptures, Gardening in Florida, Feng Shui, learn about cats and theirbe-
havior and you might want to enter your dog in a dog-training course.
There are also exciting trips/tours offered this semester. Registration
is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 9am to noon and 1 to 3pm, at
the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center.
Fall 2010 semester courses begin the week of Oct. 11 and will end the
week of Nov. 15. No papers to write, no homework or exams, just enjoy,
become informed, and inspired!
Catalogs are available at the College and throughout the Community.
For further information call the College Office at 813-634-8607 or visit
the website at www.cccinscc.org

Acupuncture is topic

On Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Dr.
Kenneth G. Kuchar-Hass will
deliver a lecture on acupuncture
and wellness at St. Andrew Pres-
byterian Church, 1239 Del Webb
Boulevard West, in Sun City Cen-
ter. The community is invited to
attend and light refreshments will
be served. For more information,
call (813) 634-1252.


Notable Unitarian
Universalists
spotlighted
"Some Notable Unitarian Univer-
salists of the Past" will be the open-
ing topic of the fall season. Long
time members of the Fellowship,
Arch Bush and Bob Johnson will
present this program about famous
UU's including former presidents
John Quincy Adams, William How-
ard Taft and Millard Fillmore. Other
notables include John C. Calhoun,
Charles Dickens, Linus Pauling, P.T.
Barnum and Rod Serling.
Coffee and conversation starts at 7
pm, Sept. 16, in the Social Hall at
1115 Del Web, East, Sun City Cen-
ter. The program begins at 7:30 pm.
Visitors are welcome. For informa-
tion, call 813- 633- 2349.

Rebuilding Haiti
Dr. Hal Ott will present "A Com-
mon Man's Perspective of Haiti"
based on his several trips to Haiti
to help put that country back to-
gether again.
Coffee and conversation at SCC
Unitarian Universalist Fellow-
ship starts at 7 pm, Sept. 23, in
the Social Hall at 1115 Del Web,
East, Sun City Center. The pro-
gram begins at 7:30 pm. Visitors
are welcome. For information, call
813-633-2349.

Sunday school
program offered
St. John the Divine Episcopal
Church, 705 9th Street, S.E., Ruskin,
offers a Sunday School program for
children age four and older. The chil-
dren enjoy videos, music, a Bible les-
son, crafts, and snacks. The church
service begins at 9 a.m., followed
by Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. For
more information or to register, call
the church office at 645-1521.


Prince of Peace
plans survey
With the declining number of
priests, shifts in demographics,
and the challenges of available re-
sources the Diocese of St. Peters-
burg has initiated a diocesan wide
planning process. The purpose of
this initiative is to develop new
strategies and structures within the
diocese to better serve the local
faith communities.
A survey is one of the first steps
in which people who attend Prince
of Peace Parish are invited to offer
their input into the current status
of life in their parish. The purpose
of this survey is to help the parish
gather information as well as get
insight into the status and perspec-
tive of those who complete this
survey.
Each individual parishioner (reg-
istered or not) who is high school
age and older, is encouraged to
take part in this online survey thru
Oct. 11 through the parish web
site at http://popcc.org/. Parishio-
ners may also complete the survey
manually and turn in the complet-
ed hardcopy to the parish by Sept.
30.

Music and drama
unite
On Sunday, Sept. 19 at 10:45am,
Ruskin United Methodist Church
located at 105 4th Ave NW in
Ruskin will present the drama and
musical performance
combined with the
Word of God entitled,
"The Colony of Cov-
enant" by Kirk and
Patti Lytle. For more
information, call the office at 813-
645-1241.


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fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, I
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2010





.- CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
) SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
ontemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional 1115a.m. Bi BendRd.
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m. M
Pastor Jack R. Palzer I
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach a
(acrossfrom MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 = N

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

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL33573-5354
Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, Pastor 634-1292
Saturday Worship: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion....First & Third Sunday Bible Class...Thursday 10 am, Guests Welcome

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

WEEKLY SERVICES:
Friendship Baptist Church SundayWEEKLY SERV
SRance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ......................Bible Study
S, .1511 El Rancho Dr. 11 a.m ....................Bible Study
Sun City Center, FL 33573 10a.m. &6 p.m ............ Worship
Phone/Fax: Wednesday
813-633-5950 6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue
1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396
Who leads us is less important than what leads us.
-ADLAI E. STEVENSON

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 "
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,1ll:00am & 6:00pm Oice 941-776-134
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776

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

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

Prince of Peace Masses:
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 a 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.


FIRST BAPTIST CHUJRCIH-
'W 6f-
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. CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service.... ...7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana........................ .................7:00 p.m. GRADE







SEPTEMBER 16, 2010


Area Pacs f0 orhi


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U 1 Spirituality Rather Than "Religion"


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


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


Southside Baptist Church
"A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church"
Lookingfor a church home?
Need the comfort ofa warm and lovingfamily?
Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.
Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Sun City, FL 33586 813-645-4085
"Getting to KnowYou" (Donuts & Coffee) .......9:00 a.m. Rev. Dan Collis
Sunday School ...................... ..................... 9:30 am. Pastor
Sunday Morning Worship ............................... 10:55 a.m. Come join us to learn
Wednesday Evening Service.............................6:00 p.m. about God's Word and
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Sunday....................8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
,fi" F 10:55 a.m.- Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

U 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:
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Saint Anne Catholic Chutch

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

U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- :. I I., Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
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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 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
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Joseph Benedict
Joseph (Joey) Benedict was born
on October 16, 1965 and died August
19, 2010. He was the son of Bonnie
Walton Benedict and the late Joseph L.
Benedict. He is survived by his sister,
Bonnie Sharkey; nephew Joshua
Sharkey; and niece Emily Sharkey of
Morgantown, WV.
At his request, Joey was cremated
and his ashes will be scattered at
Slippery Rock (PA) State Park.
Memorial services will be held
at Carnegie Presbyterian Church,
Carnegie, PA. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that donations be made
in Joey's name to LifePath Hospice,
908 American Eagle Blvd, Ruskin, FL
33572.


Winifred Stuart Cowan
Winifred Stuart Cowan was born
January 23, 1919, in Edinburgh,
Scotland and died at age 91 in Sun City
Center, Florida. Her parents, Robert
Robertson Jack and Jessie Stuart Jack
came to the United States in 1921
(when Winifred was age 2) on the SS
Celtic entering through Ellis Island. The
family settled in Tampa, Florida, where
she grew up from age 4. Winifred


graduated Hillsborough High School
in 1937. She worked as a secretary
in an insurance office until she married
Warrant Officer 1 Coy Cowan on
September 25, 1942, in Boise Idaho,
and lived as a typical military wife for
the next 21 years.
Col. Coy Cowan retired in 1963 and
they settled in Tampa, Florida. They
moved to Freedom Plaza on September
1, 1992. Winifred's volunteer work
included the Rosa Veldez Settlement
House in Tampa and the Palma Ceia
United Methodist Church. Hervolunteer
work at Freedom Plaza included ROC
and the library.
Her canny Scot's ability to manage
money made it possible for Winifred
and Coy to participate in the MOBC
Scholarship program, sponsoring
eleven students to date, as well as
providing support to the Florida United
Methodist Children's Home.
Winifred was a member of United
Community Church in Sun City Center,
Florida.
Memorial Service to be held Friday,
September 17, 2010, at 10:00 AM in
the Freedom Plaza Auditorium.


Aida M. Torres- Rios
Aida M. Torres-Rios passed away
peacefully in her sleep at her home
in Sun City Center, FL on Thursday,
August 26, 2010. She leaves her
beloved son Roberto and wife Noreen,
two grandchildren (Robert and wife
Lisa, and Kim), five great-grandchildren
(Evan, Robbie, Julia, Zachary, and
Nicholas), her faithful pet Lollypop,
and many dear family members and
friends, with a truly great legacy. Aida
emigrated to New York City from Puerto
Rico, married, and raised her family
in Yonkers, NY, where she lived for
fifty years, until her retirement to Sun
City Center, FL in 1996. She was a
dedicated community advocate. Her
lifetime achievements and heartfelt
community service for the Puerto Rican
movement in NY earned her the respect
and esteem of those with whom she


came in contact. Aida was the recipient
of many awards in acknowledgement
of her steadfast commitment to
community service. For her pioneering,
and co-founding work, the Spanish
Progress Foundation honored her on
September 6, 2003. Among her awards
- The NY Governor Mario Cuomo's
Special Certificate, for her twenty-three
years of public service in the NY State
Department of Labor-Employment
Division. Westchester County Executive
Andrew P. O'Rourke's Certificate of
Appreciation for her wise guidance
as a distinguished member of the
Westchester County Hispanic Advisory
Board; and FormerYonkers Mayor John
D. Spencer's acknowledgement for
Aida's unique appointment as the first
Hispanic female to serve as a Yonkers
Human Rights Commissioner. Other
awards include the Unity for Service
National Exchange Club recognition
for cooperation rendered to the Crime
Prevention Committee; Distinguished
Service Award from the Human
Relations Council of Longfellow Junior
High School; and the Extraordinary
Minister of the Eucharist, Prince of
Peace, Catholic Church Award in
1997, in Sun City Center, FL. A devout
Catholic, Aida served as volunteer
at St. Peter's Church in Yonkers for
many years; Minister of Consolation/
Bereavement and Minister of the
Eucharist at Prince of Peace Catholic
Church; and Reservation-Telephone
Chairperson of the East Bay Christian
Women's Club-Sun City Center. Her
funeral mass was Tuesday, August
31, 2010 at Prince of Peace Catholic
Church, followed by interment at the
Hillsboro Memorial Gardens & Funeral
Home in Brandon. Aida touched the
lives of many, was loved by many,
helped by many in her later years, and
will be remembered by many. A heartfelt
thank you to the many-the Rios family.


In Loving .'. Iiy
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linear greenway stretching from with funding likely to be available In its August meeting, the MPO
South Ruskin to Tampa have been in the next 25 years, the bike way leadership agreed to place the
restored to the county level to-do and pedestrian trail that has been entire greenway trail on its 2035


list of long range transportation
projects.
As transportation authorities at
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recent months to match projects


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numerous organizations including
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Spencer Farms, a proposed
1,500-unit residential development
north of S.R. 674, east of Westlake
Drive, has been removed from the
local redevelopment picture at
least for the present. The project
aiming to put rooftops on 750 for-
mer commercial tomato producing
acres of the Spencer Farms opera-
tion is one of two such planned
developments proposed across the
northern edge of the community.
A smaller housing redevelopment
of about 1,010 dwellings on 436
acres and dubbed Creek Preserve
received county approvals over lo-
cal objections last Spring.
The Spencer Farms housing proj-
ect was dropped from the county


level consideration process in late
August, according to Brian Grady,
a planning manager in P&GM. The
proposal also had prompted stren-
uous objections from area activists
who asserted its location in a rural
area represented urban sprawl at its
worst and the site adjacent to the
Bullfrog Creek wetlands as well as
to the Balm Scrub nature preserve
threatened both protected wildlife
and habitat. In addition, opponents
raised the issues of traffic conges-
tion on already failed roadways
and the lack of available public
services such as potable water and
sanitary sewers.
The project could be re-submitted
for consideration at a later date.
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A day of peace and remembrance MitchTraphagenPhoto
On September 11, 2010, the Ruskin Ladies VFW Auxiliary spent the
morning serving breakfast to first responders. Across the bay area,
police officers, firefighters and survivors of that day nine years ago
told their stories and moments of silence were observed at the ap-
propriate times. On Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa, joggers, bicyclists,
walkers and young mothers with children walked among flags lin-
ing the boulevard. Some of those people on Bayshore may have
been Christian, others Jews, others Muslim; in America it doesn't
matter. In the Tampa Bay area and across the nation, September 11,
2010, passed with peace and remembrance. The pain of that day
nine years ago is still felt but the tragedy was not in vain. The nation
remembers and, as with the Ruskin Ladies VFWAuxiliary, it serves a
better purpose for those who may otherwise be taken for granted.


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right is 'The Lady on the Lake'
by Cynthia Gifford; above left. is
'Beach Towels' a watercolor by
artist Mary F. Underwood, also
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Florida is all about color. The light
spcc irum in the Sunshine State opens pos-
s abilities that exist in few other places. A
luiquioise or pink house seamlessly blends
into the bright blues and greens of Florida
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foci used on color and on highlighting the
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abundantt, particularly in the works regard-
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\.aitrcolor paintings from the Kings Point
students of artist Diane Simon are cur-
e icntly on display. The paintings show the
spcc trum of vision and talent, but mostly
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students and other pieces are examples of
only six weeks of study. I provide
them with a detailed drawing and I
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We can't undo this tragedy. But we can help people get back on their feet. We have
been working with impacted communities since day one.
Partnering with local governments and community organizations, my job is to listen to
people's needs and frustrations and find ways to help. We have 19 community centers
and teams in four states, listening and helping.
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BP is here in Gulf communities with shrimpers, fishermen, hotel and restaurant owners,
helping to make them whole.
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affected by the spill. We have committed a $20 billion independent fund to pay all legitimate
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will be paid by taxpayers.
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Reduced feline adoption pricing
continues through September
The CARE no-kill animal shelter has a great selection of beautiful kit-
tens and adult cats that can be adopted for half price during the remain-
ing weeks of September. All cats are spayed/neutered and are current on
all vaccinations, including rabies. Why not visit them at CARE, 1528
27th St SE in Ruskin or call 813-645-2273 for more information or di-
rections to the shelter. If you've ever thought about adding a companion
pet to your household, now is an excellent time to do so!

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Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for
all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.
Every Thursday Fun Night, Wii games available all evening till clos-
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from 5 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 20 Poor Man's Dinner for all Elks and their guests.
5p.m., $5.00 in advance- $6.00 at door. Menu -Pulled Pork.
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walk a mile or 2 (or 4) for a cure!
Registration begins at 8:30, walk
will begin at 9:30 am. They will
begin and end at Beef O'Brady's
located at 13326 Lincoln Rd, Riv-
erview.
There will be raffles, door prizes,
silent auction items, Eager Beaver
and Pink ribbon items for sale. All
proceeds will be donated to Susan
G Komen for the Cure.
Stephanie Gecewicz was diag-
nosed with stage 0 breast cancer
in March, 2008. She underwent
several surgeries and was able to
resume her life. In March, 2010
she was diagnosed with invasive
breast cancer. With only a 2%
chance of recurrence, Stephanie is
fighting cancer once again. This
year she has undergone a mastec-
tomy, chemotherapy and radiation
therapy. Every day, more and more
women are being diagnosed with
this horrible disease. The chances
of a woman having invasive breast
cancer in her life is 1 in 8!
Stephanie is part of the team
Eager Beavers. The team was
started by captain Tiffanie Kellog
in memory of her mom, Ann Bea-
ver. Ann lost her battle with breast
cancer.
Stephanie's mother is a two-
time breast cancer survivor and
her mother-in-law is also a 14 year
survivor.
They are currently accepting
items for the silent auction, door

Know your time
The month of September typical-
ly means our annual rainy season
is drawing to a close. And if that
has you thinking about running
your sprinkler system more often,
keep in mind that watering of es-
A tablished lawns
and landscap-
3 ing in Hillsbor-
'Ti+- ough County is
HillsboroughCounW limited to two
Florida
days a week.
In unincorporated Hillsborough
County, the schedule is:
Addresses ending in 0, 1, 2 or 3 -
Mondays and Thursdays.
Addresses ending in 4, 5 or 6 -
Tuesdays and Fridays.
Addresses ending in 7, 8 or 9, lo-
cations with no address, and loca-
tions with mixed addresses (such
as office complexes and shopping
centers Wednesdays and Satur-
days.


Stephanie will lead the Eager Beavers on Sept 25 as they walk Riv-
erview to raise funds and awareness.


prize and raffles. If you are able
to donate an item, you will be ac-
knowledged on all walk related
correspondences. If you would

e to avoid a fine


The restrictions apply to all resi-
dents of unincorporated Hillsbor-
ough County not just Water Re-
source Division customers and
most water sources. That includes
private wells, and ponds or lakes
that are used as alternate irriga-
tion supplies. All watering must be
done before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
The City of Tampa also has the
same watering schedule.
Residents may hand-water plants
and shrubs, or use a drip irrigation
system in landscaping beds, at any
time. There are also special rules
for watering new sod and plant-
ings. There are no restrictions on
fountains, car washing and pres-
sure washing.
Reclaimed water customers are
exempt from the watering restric-
tions, although these customers
are encouraged to use only what
they need.


like to come out and volunteer,
they would love to have you.
For more information, call
Stephanie at (813) 843-3451.


It's worth the few minutes it
takes to follow the rules. If you
live in unincorporated Hillsbor-
ough County, violating the restric-
tions means a fine of $100 for the
first offense, $200 for the second
and so on, leading up to $500 for
the fifth and succeeding viola-
tions. Non-payment will result in a
summons to appear before a code
enforcement special magistrate
and the possibility of a lien being
placed against the property.
For complete information on the
twice-weekly schedule, rules for
watering new sod and plantings,
and other restrictions, visit www.
hillsboroughcounty.org/water, call
275-7094 for a recorded message,
or call the Water Conservation
Team at 272-5977, ext. 43991,
during regular business hours.


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Local artists
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Additionally, the gallery is SCC Fine Art Gallery is located
offering note card prints of some in the Community Association
paintings for a small fee. complex near the corner of North
The SouthShore Library and Pebble Beach Boulevard and
SCC Art Club exhibits are free Cherry Hills Drive.
n of charge and open to the public.
The library is open seven days a C. ..,,, Pamela
week, the SCC Fine Arts Gallery Traphagen is afreelance editor
is open on Tuesdays and Thurs- and artist in Ainnetonka, Ain-
days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. nesota. Special thanks to the
The library is located at 15816 Baltimore Sun for bringing the
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Mitch Traphagen Photo

Postcards
Now I know why I spent nearly an hour in traffic waiting to leave Anna Maria Island last weekend -
it seems a good portion of Observer News readers were there, too. Next time we're all in a traffic
jam together, stop by the car to say hi! The Rod and Reel Pier and Restaurant is a pretty popular
place. It isn't on a main road so it remains somewhat undiscovered by tourists in a hurry to make .....
the most of their vacation but the locals know it. Judy and Chet Budziak (It's a Mercedes and I'm
breaking it in for you right now! I'm happy to do it, you don't have to thank me. Congratulations and
thanks for writing!) got it right out of the gate as did LaRae Regis (thanks for the note!), Virginia l!
Laudano (What a cool story thanks for sharing it. Thanks for the kind words would love to be at
anchor at Sandy Hook right now!), Joe Anderson (I haven't but I definitely will now! Thanks for
the suggestion!), Tequila Tom (glad to hear good results from the flogging. I'll look forward to the
postcards certainly something that would make my week more enjoyable!), Robin Greenwood Mitch Traphagen photo
Above is SCC Art Club Fine Art Gallery Director EuniceAgnello. One
(I will nominate your closing line as the best ever in any email I've received! Thanks for the note Above is SCCArt Club FinArt Gallery Director EuniceAgnello. One
of her two works on display in the exhibit, 'Fall in New England' is
and hopefully we'll see you on Oct. 2), Jim Forshey (it appears you are right! Thanks for writing!), shown to her left.
Al DeWolf (you nailed it! Thanks for the note!), Charley Collins (I agree on all counts! It is one
of the cool things in living here. Good to hear from you!), Lynn Millikin (definitely give it a try. It
seems the seafood gumbo and seafood omelets are especially popular. Thanks for writing!), April
D'Alessio (it is one of my favorites, too, April! Thanks for the note!), Doris Hertz (that's it! Any
menu recommendations? Thanks for writing!), Pam Reno (now that is an excellent photo to have.
Thanks for the note!), Vivian Megronigle (that's a very cool place for a wedding! Thanks forwriting!),
Patrick Supple (like a bad penny I keep coming back! It was the same for me but well worth another
visit! Thanks for the note), Christa and Bob Wolfe (Happy belated anniversary! Great place to go to
celebrate!), Peg Noeltner(the blackened grouper sandwiches are now on my list as well! Thanks for
writing!), Bill and Margie Galbreath (and it's great to hear from you again. I have an email to send
you running a little behind as usual. Thanks for writing!), Debbie Roberts (I'm going to try the
seafood omelet next! Thanks for the note!) and a special thanks to Judy Boyer (I've driven through
Champaign / Urbana many, many times. Great to hear from you) for correctly guessing Channelside
in Tampa in a previous Postcard. This week we have some sublime road art on a very cool road.
Do you know where this is? Chet Budziak already claimed the Mercedes but fame and recognition
can be yours simply by sending in your best guess to where@observemews.net or mail to 210 .
Woodland Estates Blvd., Ruskin, FL 33570. All this seafood talk and now I'm hungry. Where's the -.
best restaurant in this neighborhood? The horse could use a bite, too.

"MEDICAID AND YOU"
Thursday, September 16, 10-11:00 am.
Marty Smith from Senior Life Services will discuss
Medicaid health coverage when state and federal
guidelines are met. Learn if you qualify.

"PRESERVING HEALTHY EYES"
I Wednesday, September 22, 10-11:00 am.
Walter Flora II, OD, Optometrist, will discuss how to
properly care for your eyes as you grow older, and how
to recognize signs of potential problems.

Please RSVP to 813-938-2259 (at least 2 days prior)
Refreshments and snacks at both presentations.


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LOCAL DAY SPA WILL PAMPER YOU

SfW e enjoy giving people in the South Shore area a chance to
V feel better, pamper themselves and relax in a quiet, calming
atmosphere," said Susan Merrick and Carol Torres, co-owners of South
Shore Day Spa and Salon in Apollo Beach.
The spacious facility just off Apollo Beach Blvd. and U.S 41 offers a
full range of spa and salon services, including various types of massage,
manicures and pedicures, facials and body waxing. Hair services include
cutting, styling and coloring. They do men's as well as women's hair.
On arrival, you're greeted by a pleasant receptionist backed by a peaceful
wall-hanging waterfall sculpture. To one side of the comfortable waiting
room is the salon. On the other is the spa, with tranquil treatment rooms.
"I love going," said client Susan Silver. "They greet you like family and
are glad to see you. It's so soothing and comfortable. The massages are
incredible."
The business offers a variety of day spa packages ranging from 2-6 hours,
gift certificates and a referral program. It caters to wedding parties and busy
professionals who need to look good, as well as individual customers. Its
prices are reasonable and competitive.
A native of Texas, Susan Merrick has lived in Florida for 26 years,
the last 11 in Apollo Beach doing massage. Carol Torres, who hails from
London, England, has been doing hair since she was 14 and emigrated to
the U.S. some 40 years ago. She's been in this area about 8 years. The two
met while working together at another local establishment. They saw an
opportunity for a spa/salon like theirs and decided to enter business together.
Pamper yourself with spa and salon services from South Shore Day Spa
and Salon. Call 813-649-0339for an appointment.

HEADACHE RELIEF, NO MEDICATION

/Most headaches start in the neck. A lot of people don't realize
IVlthat," said Dr. Stephen Murray, D.C., of Apollo Beach
Chiropractic Center, PA., as he explained how he helps patients who have
headache pain.
"All of the body's nerves pass through the Atlas, the vertebra that sits
atop the spinal column. When it's misaligned, headaches-and other pain
throughout the body-are frequently the result."
Dr. Murray specializes in the Atlas orthogonal technique, which requires
additional training and involves making precisely calibrated adjustments to
the Atlas. "I like to be known as 'The Guy Who Won't Jerk You Around,"'
he said.
He starts by having each patient x-rayed to determine the exact extent of
corrections needed.
Relief can come almost immediately, but treatment typically takes 6-12
visits over 3-6 weeks, according to Dr. Murray.
He told of a patient who was already scheduled for surgery due to severe
pain caused by a bad disc in his neck. "He said he didn't expect me to help
him and only came to humor his girlfriend. After just a week, he had such
relief that he cancelled the surgery. I have since treated or referred several
members of his family."
A Plant City native, Murray first worked as a strawberry farmer. Wanting
a more forward-looking occupation, he considered becoming an M.D. But,
after working in a hospital and seeing overworked doctors whose patients
were getting sicker, he rejected that choice. On the advice of friends and
relatives, he investigated chiropractic and found his niche. Following
training at Life University in Atlanta, GA, he opened his Apollo Beach
practice in 2003.
For consultation or treatment of headache or other chronic pain, call Dr
Stephen Murray, D.C., at Apollo Beach Chiropractic Center 813-641-3333.

MOBILE ADVERTISING HELPS
LOCAL BUSINESSES COMPETE

t's 6:30 on a slow evening at Joe's Italian Restaurant. Joe heads for his
office, logs in to a private web page and creates a discount good tonight
only. He pushes a key. In an instant, customers who've signed up receive a
text. Minutes later, diners start arriving to take advantage of the deal.
"Formerly available only to big companies, mobile advertising now lets
mom and pop shops reach customers via a device virtually everyone carries
and no one ignores-their cell phone," explained The Business Solution
Group's Peter Baxter. "It's more immediate and personal than e-mail-and
in keeping with the new ways people communicate." According to the
industry, 88% of cell phone subscribers have text messaging, so it's not only
teenagers who text. About 98% of text messages are read.
Baxter's system lets advertisers send an unlimited number of broadcast
messages to any size audience for a monthly subscription that's probably
less than their coffee budget. There are no start-up fees, per-message
charges, hidden costs or long-term contracts. Customers opt in to receive
promotions using their cell phones, so list building is easy, doesn't require
data entry and avoids accusations of spamming. To send a promotion, an
advertiser visits a private web page to compose and dispatch a text message.
"Uses are limited only by advertisers' imagination," said Baxter, whose
20-year old company specializes in creative promotions. "It's ideal for
restaurants, real estate agents, retailers, professionals, entertainers-even
churches-anyone wanting to build a closer relationship with customers by
regularly offering new information."
For afree consultation to learn more about using mobile advertising to
increase your sales, call toll-free 888-697-9562.
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M. THE SHOPPER200 Farmer's
To place an ad call 300 Merchan(
813.645.3111 ext. 201 400 Marine
Fax: 813.645.1792 CLASSI FIBi AIlVEFTISIN 450 Transpor
$15.50500 Real Esta
$15.50 550 Manuf. Hc
up to 20 words M & M Printing Co., Inc 600 Rentals
300 addl. word weekly publisher of the 650 Prof. Se
Deadline is Monday The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current 700 Services
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310 GARAGE /YARD SALE


260 FRUITS/VEG.

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
United Methodist Drive-in thrift shop.
Opened Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm. 5601
16th Ave., East (Canal Rd) Palmetto.
941-722-3456

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 Gibsonton. 813-671-
0036 to donate

Large multi family garage sale. Satur-
day, 9/18, 8am-noon. 11720 Stone-
wood Gate Dr., Clubhouse Estates,
Summerfield Crossings.

Saturday 8am-2pm. Sept. 18. 1504
Bentwood Drive., SCC. Table saw,
tools, clothes, accessories, house-
hold, books & misc.

Now Open
"Above The Rest"
A unique, upscale resale shop.
We donate to Hospice. 139 South
Pebble Beach Blvd. Between Winn
Dixie & CVS. 813-431-5550


SCalary's
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Thrift Store
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon

Women's TOPS,
PANTS & SHORTS
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE

1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
813-641-7790
Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church


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(813) 645-9200




Moving sale. Saturday & Sunday,
9am-4pm. Everything must go. Fur-
niture & tools. Cash only. 501 Red
Mangrove Grove, Apollo Beach

Moving sale. 25 cf, Kenmore re-
frigerator, ice & water dispenser in
door, 10 months old. Kitchen, dining
room, decor items, toys, Christmas
decorations, yard tools & more. 9918
Kenda Drive, just off Gibsonton Dr.,
Riverview. 813-677-5078. Thursday,
Friday & Saturday, 9/16, 9/17 & 9/18.
8am-?

Bedroom sets, dining room, recliner,
sofa, electric fireplace. Too much to
mention. 917 & 9/18, 8am-? 902 El
Rancho Dr, SCC


Call EZ Storage
AUCTION
Thursday, Sept. 23 2 p.m.
Units for Aucion contain
Personal&HouseholdGoods
Unit E002.............. Jason M. Allen
Unit D103..............Luis Euceda
Unit B007.............. Enedelia Ramos
2 Units.................. Call EZ Storage
S No Minimum Bid

510 .R 64 innl


312 ESTATES SALES


Your home will be staged for
best results. Working in
Sun City Center for 23 years.
Please feel free to call about
the sale or its contents.
Bonded Licensed
Cell: 508-0307
or Eve:633-1173


RIFT STORE "
Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.
dday 8 a.m. 12 p.m.
09 1st. Street S.W.
Ruskin
674E We Have
Furniture, Too!
DONATION DROP OFFS
TUES. THRU FRL ONLY PLEASE,
ALL DONATIONS MUST BE IN CLEAN


312 ESTATE SALES





Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins
Domestic & Foreign
12.3x or more
on SILVER COINS
(depending on market)
Call forprivate consultation or appointment
All transactions are strictly confidential
(813) 634-3816* cel (813) 503-4189
"Yourlocal dealer for over 20years"


Let us get done in one day what it
takes the others guys a week to do.
We will pack-up and pick-up one room
or the entire house for a QUICK,
PROFITABLE, TROUBLE-FREE
EXPERIENCE.
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Butterfield Auctions AB2706/AU3549


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Cell: 382-7536
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6819 U.S. 301 S., Riverview
(813) 677-8180

313 CRAFTS/HOBBIES

Fishing Lures
900 nickel plated fishing spoons
about 10,000 Rivets, about 10,000
4mml, display bags, drill press,
work bench, huge assortment of
plastic boxes & mailers plus hand
tools $1,600 takes all. 813-398-
1439

314 ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLE
Collectibles: 8 fine china mocha cups.
Free display stands. Brazilian gem-
stone grape clusters. Different colors
+ sizes 7/5/4/3". Ebony wood 8x12"
elephant; ivory tusks, eyes + nails.
Upright trunk for luck. Carved round
ivory box 3.5circ. Ivory statuette 3.5".
Various: WWII brass cannon shell 25
+ 18". Oval Victorian silver plated tray
24x10, 10 silver plated desert spoons
& server. 10 silver plated mocha
spoons. 2 silk macrame scarves;
black & white; 66x16" Fringes 19".
Teak wood finger food tray. Hoffritz
F/F tray; 17x12", stainless steel dip-
ping bowl. Assorted damask table
cloths/ napkins. Embroidered linen &
lace table cloths. Many lace doilies.
Please call 813-938.1786


330 FURNITURE
Sofa bed & matching chair, ottoman,
microwave, toaster oven. All for $150.
Call Sonny 813-316-3360

354 MEDICAL ITEMS
Merits power chair, excellent condi-
tion, 4 wheels, needs batteries. $195
obo 813-633-7368


360 GOLF CARTS


Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade.
Chargers, parts all related. Ronny's
Carts & Parts. 813-645-4515 or 813-
484-9855

1988 EZ Go golf cart. Canvas &
windows, new batteries. $1,500 obo.
Frank 813-645-8025

Advertise in the newspaper
that your community is
reading.


390 MISC. FOR SALE
HD Whirlpool washing machine,
paint peeling on top, works great $50,
GE dryer $75. 24.4cu ft upright GE
freezer $200. (2) La-Z-Boy recliners,
blue $35 each. Tripe dresser, mirror,
chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables,
medium oak. $200. Glass top round
Rattan table & 4 matching chairs
$100. Entertainment center (2) 8' light
oak shelving units with (2) 6' corner
shelves & expanding bridge $125.
Glass top coffee table & end table
with metal bases $75. (4) large rebuilt
Advent speakers with wall cabinets
$200. 3/4 ton chain coffing hoist $75.
Burning cart, Victor gauges, torch &
hose $150. Call 813-785-5886

You can find your

classified ad online @

www.observernews.net


AAA Furniture
New & Gently Used Furniture

BUY & SELL
Daily Trips to SCC


Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.


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CALL
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DICKMAN Serving South Hillsborough
R A LT INC. County since 1924.
REALTY
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Celebrating 86Years dickman@tampabay.rr.com
1924- 2010
RUSKIN GREAT 3BR/2BA POOL HOUSE ON 2 LOTS: repainted, new carpet
in BR, tiles in living areas, large screen porch and deck overlooking pool and
backyard, 2-car-garage. Home sits on 1 lot, 2nd lot nicely landscaped and
fenced. $154,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
FABULOUS BAYFRONT CONDO, ELEGANTLY FURNISHED: 2BR/2BA,
immaculate condition, inside utility, large balcony facing Tampa Bay & St. Pete,
covered parking. Amenities include pools, fishing pier, restaurants & tennis
courts. $195,000. Looking for offers. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
CHARMING FLA CRACKER HOUSE ON BEAUTIFUL CORNER LOT:
2BR/1.5BA, enclosed Fla-Rm, inside utility-rm, double carport, shady trees.
Newer roof, county water & sewer. $58,000. Looking for an offer. CALL CLAIRE
TORT 363-7250
COMMERCIAL CORNER LOT: 12 acre cleared, conveniently located a block
from Hwy, close to businesses and Post Office, zoning CN. $99,000. Possible
owners financing. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
PRICE REDUCED!! Owner financing available!!! A great opportunity to own a
2BR/2BA manufactured home for $45,000! This home features 2 screened
porches, a fenced yard and fruit trees!! Plenty of room to park your boat and only
minutes away from the boat ramp at Wildcat Creek Park. Call today to see this
nicely maintained home. CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
KINGS POINT CONDO FOR RENT. Nicely furnished 2BR/2BA Stuart model
available for only $675.00 per month. Don't delay -- call today!! CALL CATHY
GRIGGS 391-8653
OVER ONE ACRE in the country with road frontage on two sides. Perfect for
building your dream home, replacing former mobile home or agricultural
purposes. Priced right at $59,900 with possibility of no impact fees. Call for
details. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540
RIVERFRONT RETREAT. Peaceful waterfront setting for house with special
decorator-like touches and furnishings. Lots of windows overlooking wide
waterways to Tampa Bay and Little Manatee River. 1BR/1BA, light, bright,
modern. Dock, boatlift. Must see at $219,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
GOLFER? ACTIVE CLUB MEMBER? RECLUSE? Excellent opportunity to be
any of these from this lovely 3BR/2BA SCC home on 16th fairway of Renais-
sance Golf Course. Great views of conservation area, pond, and course without
mandatory membership in golf club, but with the many privileges of Sun City
HOA. Just $235,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
LOT IN LAKELAND WITH COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ZONING. Perfect for a
small business as it is in the central business district across from the lumber-
yard. $37,900. ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672.
BEAUTIFUL WATER SUNSETS from this well maintained duplex. Each side has
1 bedroom and 1 bath, on an oversized lot. Great view of the Little Manatee River
and a spring fed pond. Live in one side and rent the other. $124,900. KAY PYE
361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
ACREAGE ON BULLFROG CREEK. Property is surrounded by commercial
zoning access to Tampa Bay. 1.1 acres(MOL). Adjacent property available
making it an ideal spot for a business. $225,000. ROXANNE WESTBROOK
748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672
JUST LIKE COUNTRY LIVING! 2BR/2BA on dead-end street. Detached
workshop 20x26 has roll-up door, oak and citrus trees, lots and lots of parking
and has RV electric hook-up. Chain link fence surrounds an acre of property.
Come see. $119,900. KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK
748-2201
LAND 3.5 ACRES more or less on Hwy. 674 or College Ave. zoned AR that could
possibly be rezoned for your business. Property has two septics, water and
electric. Now reduced to $175,000 CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-2225
CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211
Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our
office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."
(Evening phone numbers)
Judy Erickson ..................... 468-0288 Jim Grannon........................... 610-3485
Claire Tort........................... 363-7250 Kenn Antonelli ..................... 786-3124
Kay Pye .............................. 361-3672 Kathy Jacobson ..................... 624-2225
Cathy Griggs ..................... 391-8653 Jo Ellen Mobley..................... 645-1540
Christine Nethers ............... 260-6335 LaRae Regis........................... 633-8318
Roxanne Westbrook............ 748-2201


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425 SLIPS OR STORAGE

South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Spe-
cializing in outside storage for RVs,
boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.
SouthBayStorage.com

Ramey's Business Park
RV & boat storage & heavy equip-
ment. 1/4 mile from Williams Park
boat ramp. 813-410-9607 or 813-
849-1469






510 WATERFRONT FOR SALE

Ruskin, waterfront 3br/3ba, 2,600sf,
fireplace, screened porch, covered
dock w/ davits $300,000. 813-634-
5455

511 HOUSES FOR SALE

AFFORDABLE DOUBLEWIDE, NICE
CONDITION: 2BR/2BA, inside utility room,
carport, and great shed/workshop. Large
lot with 2 driveways and extra parking for
your boat or truck. Reduced to $55,900.
VERY NICE AND CLEAN 3BR/1BA
concrete block house on large fenced lot.
New CHA, new plumbing & sewer, freshly
painted interior, utility room, carport, large
shed in back. $58,500.
GREAT LOCATION: Cute 2BR/1BA
house just a block from river. Carport,
newer metal roof, storage shed. $65,000.
JUST LISTED! Commercial comer lot,
half acre, cleared and conveniently located
close to businesses and post office.
Offered at $99,000.



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511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Panoramic view of golf & water,
model perfect single family home,
2br/2ba with den, fresh paint, open
floor plan, volume ceilings, large
master bedroom, screened porch,
eat in kitchen, 1 yr home warranty, 5yr
warranty on roof, irrigation from pond.
Vacant & easy to view. 2002 Chicory
Lane, SCC. listed at $168,500, make
an offer. Seller says sell, negotiable.
Sharon Van Loan, Keller Williams
Realty. 813-765-0845


515 VILLAS FOR SALE

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


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560 M.H. ON LOTS


SCC Sierra in Greenbriar, oak floors, replumbed,
interior redecorated. Over 1,500 sq. f.... $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





Sun City Center 2BR/2BA 2-car
garage home built in 1994 has been
meticulously maintained with new
a/c in 2006, a new roof in 2007
and much, much more.
Priced to sell at $139,500!








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

565 M.H. IN PARKS

For sale. Singelwide, 2br in 55+
park, 10x20 lanai, 12x12 shed, over
roof, fully furnished. Ruskin 813-645-
6915







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 re-
quired. Please call 813-649-1599

SCC. 2br/2ba, 55+ community, clean,
close to shopping. Super quiet & safe
neighborhood $795 monthly. 813-
363-1941

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

SCC Very nice 2br/2ba/2cg, washer &
dryer included. Pond view, corner lot,
55+ community 1,200st $850 monthly.
Call Karen 813-598-9505

Sun City Center. Remodelled 2,100 sf.
3br/2ba/2cg w/ patio, golf course w/
water. Designer extras. Petok. $1,000
monthly. 813-767-5005

SCC. Spectacular waterfront view.
2br/2ba/2cg, split plan, 2 master
bedrooms. Corian countertops, oak
cabinets, volume ceilings. Open floor
plan, 1,600 sf, tile roof, $900 monthly,
golf cart included. 813-361-7908

612 APTS. FOR RENT

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

1br/lba, unfurnished, non smoker,
no pets. 1013 Neptune Dr, Ruskin.
Water, sewer included. $385 monthly,
$385 deposit. Info. 813-633-0069

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

One bedroom, one bath, central heat
& air. Ruskin. Clean. $135 weekly,
$265 deposit. Close to stores. 813-
966-4050

613 CONDOS FOR RENT

1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished,
Covered 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


630 M.H. RENTALS


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

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

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

One bedroom RV on private property.
References. $125 weekly plus depos-
it. includes utilities. 813-363-6001

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

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

645 OFFICE SPACE

600+ sf commercial office space.
Great rate. Highly visible at corner
of US 41 & College Ave., Ruskin.
Call 813-210-6540 or email kristen@
mobileeyecare.com

646 WAREHOUSE SPACE

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







651 BOOKKEEPING

QuickBooks
Certified Pro-advisor Tutoring /
instruction 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 813-641-1089

662 FINANCIAL PLANNING

Free debit consultation Debt settle-
ment. Home loan modification. Law
offices. 1-888-355-4450

680 ADULT/CHILD CARE

Now accepting applications for en-
rollment. Age 6 weeks -12yrs. Half
or full day. Ruskin United Method-
ist pre school. Call 813-645-6198.
CHC110087

Retired Kings Point, HHA seeking
part-time employment. Personal care,
light housekeeping & errands. Good
references. Call 813-944-9483






705 CLEANING

Jayne's Cleaning Service
First class house cleaning at rea-
sonable rates. Free estimate. Call
today, have a clean house tomor-
row. 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 Ser-
vice. Residential & commercial. Rea-
sonable rates. Free estimate. Bonded
& insured. Call 813- 713-6197

Peg's Reliable Home Cleaning
Honest, experienced w/ references.
Our service is the best in the busi-
ness. Call now 813-260-3256


THE SHOPPER 9B

705 CLEANING

Becky's At Your Service
Cleaning. Licensed & dependable
cleaning service, for all your clean-
ing needs. Free estimates. Call
today 813-672-9215

The Cleaning Experts
Where service & quality comes first.
20% off w/ ad. Move-in/ mover-
out/ residential/ commercial. Free
estimate. Licensed & insured. 813-
877-7647

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

Cindy's Bucket of Bubbles
Cleaning Service. Affordable, de-
pendable, licensed & insured. Free
estimates 20% off first cleaning.
813-817-7488 www.abucketofbub-
bles.com

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

710 LAWN CARE

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

Bill's Lawn Service Residential &
commercial. Cut, edge, trim, Ruskin,
Apollo Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton.
Licensed./ insured. 813-293-6840
New accounts welcomed.

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

All You Need
We create outdoor living! Lawn re-
placement, sod installation, delivery,
landscaping & more. Free estimate.
813-317-9883

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

714 TREE REMOVAL

Professional Tree
& Landscaping. Sales: trimming,
removals, popcorn curbing, stump
grinding, clearing, hauling. Fill dirt/
top soil/ rock/ mulch. We barter for
items of value. Free estimate. Call
Paul 813-634-6041 or 813-751-9691

715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

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

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

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

Advertise in the newspaper
that your community is
reading.







10B THE SHOPPER

720 HOME MAINT.


Experience carpenter. Needs work
will fix anything. Free estimate. Call
Dave 813-447-6123. 27yrs experi-
ence in finish work. Guaranteed
quality service.

735 TRANSPORTATION

At Your Service
Transportation to Tampa airport /
charters /cruise ship. Excellent
prices. Call Express Transportation
813-731-9283 for rates

Kings Point Limo
The only licenced & insured trans-
portation company in SCC. To any
airport. Professional & dependable.
Resident & veteran owned. 813-
634-1357

740 MISC. SERVICES

In Your Home
Pet Care
813-767-7225. Affordable, licensed,
bonded, insured. References avail-
able. email: olivertort@aol.com
Oliver & Company

Seawall Repairs
also new construction of docks,
boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspec-
tion. Hecker Construction Co. 813-
236-9306


"TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED ADb
Call
Beverly
at
645-3111
ext. 201
or e-mail:
Beverly@observernews.net
20 words for $15.50 and 30C for each
additional word. Bold line $3. All classified
ads are paid in advance. Deadlines are
Monday at 4 pm for Thursday paper.


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810 MEDICAL





SuNTOWERS
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RN SUPERVISOR

a LPNS 3 toll p.m.
We have openings for caring staff.
We offer competitive salary and
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weekend shift differential.
Experience preferred.
Interested candidates should apply at:
Sun Terrace Health Care Center
105 Trinity Lakes Drive
Sun City Center, FL 33573
(813) 634-3324
or e-mail resume to
lstewart@suntowersretirement.com


810 MEDICAL


820 CLERICAL


Customer Service Rep
If you are an energetic, detail
oriented person with good commu-
nication and computer skills, work
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friendly, casual environment with
benefits and salary commensurate
with experience. Fax resume: 813-
641-7795

870 GENERAL


SNational Cremation
& BURIAL SOCIETY

National Cremation & Burial
Society, Ruskin is accepting
applications for a part-time
funeral attendant and
general duty position
(involves some lifting)
Please stop at
308 E. College Ave.,
Ruskin, FL 33570



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