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PERMIT NO. 8
October 14, 2010
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Most of the time, Michael
Flanagan draws up his
own itinerary and choos-
es not to travel with a group.
Michael told me he isn't just
interested in seeing what the
tour guides offer, he likes to
go behind the scenes and get
the real flavor of the places he
visits, and that's pretty much ev-
erywhere in the world.
His 54-page passport doesn't
have a place that isn't stamped,
and he's well into the pages of a
new one. Several places are just
stamped "CHARLIE" where
he's gone into sectors Ameri-
cans don't usually travel and
See OFF THE BEATEN PATH, page 11
* By PENNY FLETCHER
Regional authorities looking at
new senior medical care concept
* By MELODY JAMESON
SUN CITY CENTER Pre-
scribing what may be a treatment
approach unique in the nation, a
consortium of regional decision
makers is outlining a medical cen-
ter here solely for seniors.
Such a dedicated center is being
envisioned as delivering medical
services tailored to the senior age
group, serving as a location for
training physicians specializing
in geriatric care, and offering op-
portunity for centralized collection
of pertinent research data useful
to an aging U.S. population all
in conjunction with an established
medical facility experienced in the
field, under the auspices of a major
university's medical school, in the
heart of a well-settled retirement
Leaders speaking for the three
major participants South Bay
Hospital, a unit of Hospital Cor-
poration of America (HCA), the
University of South Florida's Col-
lege of Medicine and Sun City
Center all indicate committed
interest in the project. But, caution
also is being signaled as a Decem-
ber court hearing on a long pend-
ing application by the hospital for
state permission to relocate looms
on the horizon. (See related story,
In and of itself, a seniors medical
center concept is not new. HCA, in
fact, operates three such facilities
on and around its North Florida
Regional Medical Center campus
in Gainesville. In addition, there
are other such focused treatment
centers in the nation-wide HCA
network, Melissa Morgan, South
Bay spokesperson, noted this
Named "Senior Healthcare Cen-
ters," the HCA trio of facilities in
the Gainesville area list on their
website such services as primary
care by doctors specializing in
geriatric issues, EKGs, immuniza-
tions, bladder scans, osteoporosis
infusion, Coumadin/Warfarin test-
ing and laboratory draws. And, in
addition to the physicians on site,
See SENIOR MEDICAL CARE, page 3
Friday morning in Riverview's Winthrop Town Centre. MitchTraphagen
The city in the suburbs: a love story
* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
There is a city in the suburbs. At
this near-mythical place, people
are sitting around tables chatting
casually with friends, business
people with papers containing
plans, proposals and scenarios are
meeting over powerfully caffein-
ated coffee, and young people are
working on laptops at small tables.
Outside, shops, cafes, and apart-
ments with fire escapes and bal-
conies overlooking the city square
are just steps away.
This being Florida, the city
square is, of course, a parking lot.
But that doesn't detract from the
rest of the things that make this a
At one point in my life I shunned
cities. The mere thought of being
in the middle of millions of people,
having to drive long and hard just
to escape the huge simmering pot
of human soup, seemed to be mad-
ness. As the times change, so goes
my attitude. I can see the value in
gathering together to form a real
community. My attitude has taken
a complete about-face and now,
the thought of driving through
needlessly winding roads in end-
less subdivisions of generically
similar homes just to get a carton
of milk seems insane.
During the housing boom, the old
Florida began to disappear. Bull-
dozers cleared the way for roads
and subdivisions with names, for
no reason whatsoever, that end
in "e": such as Swan Pointe and
Manatee Peake. On one hand, the
thousands of new homes built dur-
ing the bubble were meant to be
homes for millions of people who
had every right to enjoy the beau-
ty of Florida in the same way all
of us enjoyed it. But on the other
hand, miles upon miles of land
were cleared, trees were burned
and hot asphalt was laid for roads
ending in "e" to houses that were
never occupied by happy families
or, in some cases, never even built.
Many of the homes that overtook
the wild places never saw a Christ-
mas celebration or children pre-
See A LOVE STORY, page 19
Veterans and service
organizations in Sun
SCity Center came
- together to honor
in a ceremony at the
Community Hall on
More photos and
information by Mitch
Traphagen on page 10.
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Senior medical care concept
SContinued from page 1
both certified geriatric pharmacists
and nurses trained in care of older
patients are included among staff at
the three separate locations.
S south Bay Hospital The facilities are described as
Ongoing discussions involving the management of South Bay Hos- formally associated for personnel
pital (above), medical school authorities at the University of South training or treatment education pur
Florida and Sun City Center community leaders are pointing to cre- poses with the University of Flor-
ation of a senior care center within the hospital complex in the fore- ida, the state's land grant college
seeable future. South Bay, adjacent to various neighborhoods of also headquartered in Gainesville.
retirees that comprise a SCC now the size of a small town, is a unit The Gainesville centers may be
of Hospital Corporation of America which has established similar indicators of the HCA experience
dedicated care centers in conjunction with Florida medical facilities in concentrating specific services
in its network.
December hearing could end hospital contest
* By MELODY JAMESON
SUN CITY CENTER After
years of contentious competi-
tion and legal wrangling, the last
chapters in the South County's
convoluted tale of two hospitals
aiming for new facilities in the
same location may be written in
a courtroom during early Decem-
ber. Both of them appear to be
focusing on different interests.
And, despite strong support for
it in this community, it is unlike-
ly although not totally preclud-
ed that a portion of the 11-day
administrative law court hearing
will be conducted in or near Sun
City Center. The hearing related
to the two networks' 2007 new
hospital proposals at this time
is scheduled from December
6th through December 17th. Such
hearings normally are held in Tal-
The contest between the St. Jo-
seph's Hospital network, based in
Tampa, and South Bay Hospital, a
unit of Tennessee-based Hospital
Corporation of America (HCA)
and operating in a 25-year-old
plant on S.R. 674, dates back at
least to 2005 when both petitioned
the state's Agency on Health Care
Administration (AHCA) for go
aheads to build on their individual
acreages abutting Big Bend Road,
east of 1-75. Both submitted plans
to build large new acute care hos-
pital complexes on opposite sides
of the primary roadway connecting
the east and west sides of the South
Before the legal argument over
the 2005 plans was concluded,
South Bay altered its proposal in
a 2007 submission to the state,
suggesting it relocate most ser-
vices to its future new complex
on Big Bend Road, leaving be-
hind in SCC essentially its emer-
gency department. This plan re-
ceived a stamp of approval from
AHCA, an approval contested by
The hospital networks' 2005
Certificate of Need (CON) peti-
tions were resolved ultimately
when a district court of appeal
affirmed the ruling of an ad-
ministrative law court which
had found for St. Joseph's. And
subsequently, the Tampa-based
network has moved ahead vigor-
ously with its plans to build on
See HOSPITAL HEARING, page 10
for a particular patient population
in a single, generally autonomous
location, but they are not neces-
sarily exact models for what could
be developed on or near the South
Bay campus, Morgan said. On the
other hand, she added, a South Bay
Senior Care Center well could be
structured as an outpatient facility,
housed outside the existing hospital
plant on S.R. 674.
The same hesitancy about precise
detail was suggested this week by
Dr. Robert Belsole, physician and
CEO of the university's Physicians'
Practice Group which would be in-
volved on multiple levels with doc-
tors staffing a local senior care facil-
ity. There is "no formal alliance as
we speak," Belsole asserted, adding
that with the South Bay/HCA 2007
plan to relocate to Big Bend Road
still on the table, it is difficult to
know what resources may be avail-
able where. "When this thing polar-
izes, we'll know more," he said.
Nonetheless, Belsole spoke enthu-
siastically about the opportunity to
collaborate with South Bay and the
SCC community at large in creating
an entity that could promise remedy
of what he called the too-frequently
"fractured delivery of medical ser-
I~. that can be a disservice to
patients. The physician executive
pointed out he finds no fault with
the dedication of medical profes-
sionals to quality medical service,
particularly that given seniors, but
has concerns about physicians' abil-
ities in the current delivery system
to pull together the total picture of
the patient and his needs in order to
provide top level care.
Belsole noted that as it stands
today precise information about a
single patient's medications may
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be scattered, his tests or exam re-
sults can reside in one or more
other locations and reports to doc-
tors sometimes can be provided in
a faulty unusable form. The result
is expense and inefficiency for both
patient and physician, often forcing
the doctor to require a second ap-
pointment to accomplish the first
purpose or to set and dedicate time
to a later telephone conference with
the patient. Such a scenario is es-
pecially objectionable, if not risky,
when the patient is an older indi-
vidual, he added.
However, Belsole continued, cre-
ation of a center where customized
treatment is delivered, upcoming
generations of geriatric doctors are
exposed to real life medical situa-
tions in their specialty and informa-
tion related to the physical and psy-
chological conditions experienced
by older patients is gathered, re-
corded, centralized, promises better
care immediately, based on more
comprehensive information avail-
able, efficiencies that could offset
economic deficiencies plus long
term benefits for the aging popula-
tion along with the physicians who
will treat that segment of society.
Much of this picture still is a mat-
ter of planning, but, Belsole noted,
both the hospital and the university
now have set their consultants to
developing particulars. Belsole said
he expects more detailed informa-
tion about the functions of such
centers at a November meeting with
the South County leaders.
That session now is set for No-
vember 17, said Dr. Pat Crow, re-
tired physician and SCC resident
who has been laying ground work
for a dedicated senior care facility
during the last year. Crow is recog-
nized as the catalyst whose efforts
have produced an organizing col-
lection of about 15 hospital, univer-
sity and community leaders given
the working title "Geriatric Center
Crow also foresees the outcome
of the center, once achieved, as an
invaluable combination of assets
for area senior citizens. A coordi-
nated focus on the medical, social
and psychological problems that
confront seniors, a combination of
medical professionals from various
disciplines and training opportu-
nities for both young doctors and
nurses going into the geriatric spe-
cialties can only equate to better
health longer for the aging popu-
lation, he said. As an example, he
cited the importance of coordinated
geriatric pharmacology which can
lead to a better balance of medica-
tions or reduced prescribing or even
elimination of drugs a senior may
Then, there's the advantage to
retirees of a university-connected
medical center dedicated to their
well-rounded care within their own
community. Such a situation is not
known to exist anywhere else in
the country, Crow said. And, he
summed up, "we can do this."
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There is an old Irish prayer that
says, "God, don't let me die before
I'm dead." Every morning that
prayer is my way of saying to my
want him to
help me stay
in all that
Positive to me dur-
Talk ing the day.
I believe it
By William Hodges is imported
___ ___ ~is important
for our men-
tal well-being that we consciously
and continually widen our inter-
ests, especially as we grow older.
With maturity, there is a tendency
for the mind to begin shutting
down and not have the inquisitive-
ness of youth.
Think about it. The senior citi-
zens we enjoy most are not those
who wrap their age around them
like a shawl and rock quietly on
the porch of the past, but rather
those who wear their age like
bright, shiny armor and dare to
challenge the unknown of the fu-
ture. Those seniors didn't get the
way they are overnight. The seeds
for their lifestyle were sown in the
past, nurtured over the years and
now blossom for all to see. They
have probably always been vital
individuals who took an active
interest in all that life presented
to them. Norman Vincent Peale,
in his book, Stay Alive All Your
Life, made the following state-
ment: "When your interest and
appreciation are widened to in-
clude the whole great world, life
becomes even more fascinating.
Interest projected outside yourself
has the power to force even hard-
ship, suffering and pain into the
background. The more vital your
interest in others and in the world,
the more you can live triumphantly
over your own difficulties."
Dr. Peale's advice is certainly
applicable to all of us. We have
to widen our interests to include
as many things as possible. I find
that as I grow older, there are more
and more things I want to know.
There are more things I want to
be involved in and places I want
to see. I have become a student of
the universe. There is a Zen prov-
erb that says, "When the student
is ready, the teacher will appear."
I am amazed at all of the teachers
who have appeared over the past
few years. People from all walks
of life have shared ideas with me.
Books and tapes have suddenly
popped up when I needed the in-
formation most. I don't believe
most things happen by accident.
I do believe that our attitude gov-
erns most of the things that happen
to us-at least the way we react to
them. If we wish to stay vital into
our senior years and truly make
them golden, then we must mim-
ic the child and continually ask,"
Have a plan for tomorrow. Sit
down and determine three things
that you want to know, and then
look for the teacher who will en-
lighten you. Plan a trip or a simple
outing. Having something to look
forward to is important. If you will
do these things, you will stay alive
all your life. You will have chosen
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interview-format television pro-
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on the Tampa Bay Community
Network which airs Mondays at
8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30
p.m. (Bright House channel 950,
Verizon channel 30). The shows
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instructor saran uauta assists Jeannette viaciNell In iiae Angle
Buddha's Hand Yoga was started in early 2007 by local residents and
certified yoga instructors Sarah Gauta and Gail Roszel of Harriet's Flow-
ers. They offer 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 restora-
tion and community causes. Classes focus on strength, flexibility, stress
relief, and better mind-body awareness. Buddha's Hand is welcoming
a new instructor, Salima Grannon, and offering an expanded schedule
with new morning classes. They are also registering now for a special
'Intro to Yoga' workshop Oct. 23, 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-
Sports and Recreation Expo
highlights area activities
The Apollo Beach Chamber of Commerce will host The South Shore
Sports and Recreation Expo on Saturday Oct. 23 from 10am to 6pm and
Sunday, Oct. 24 from 10am to 4pm at the
TECO South Shore Community Events
Center. 302 Noonan Branch Rd. in Apollo
Beach. There will be vendors and informa-
tion on fishing, camping, water and team
sports, walking, running, and biking. They
will also have sports apparel, outdoor and
wildlife artists and a kids/adult activity
area. Admission is $5, children under 10
are free. For more information, or to pur-
chase tickets, call 813-645-1366 or email
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Ruskin Seafood Festival approaching
Open your trap -- spectacular seafood is on the menu for the 22nd
Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 6; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7 at E.G.
Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW in Ruskin..
It's that time again! Time to get out and enjoy the beautiful waterfront
lifestyle that we are so privileged to call home in South Shore.
This year's festival welcomes you to a pristine waterfront park on
Tampa Bay featuring plenty of sun, sea, sky and seafood!
Feast on savory seafood fare, sway to the rhythm of live steel drum and
reggae music, featuring the band 'Democracy' and dive into the action
of activities...featuring CRAB RACES, Euro-reverse bungee, World's
Tallest Pinball machine, boats, arts, crafts, environmental displays, com-
mercial exhibits and health & wellness expo. Don't miss the incredible
line up of kid's entertainment in the Kid's Fun Land sponsored by Kids
R Kids South Shore and Home Depot.
The sunlit array of natural amenities caress you while you're indulg-
ing on nature's culinary delights...lobster, oysters, award winning clam
chowder, grouper, mullet, shrimp and much more mouth-watering
crustacean cuisine. All the classic festival favorites including corn dogs,
polish sausage and the tempting sweet treats of kettle corn, shaved ice,
funnel cakes, cotton candy, roasted corn and more will be there!
Don't miss all the Festival filled-fun featured in a tropical paradise set-
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OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT 5
Air Force Airman Herman
Hernandez graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, TX.
The airman completed an in-
tensive, eight-week program that
included training in military dis-
cipline and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness, and basic
warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits toward
an associate in applied science
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Herminia Her-
nandez of Riverview.
Hernandez is a 2009 graduate of
Riverview High School.
DAVID F. WINDSPIRIT
Army National Guard Pvt. David
F Windspirit graduated from the
Multiple Launch Rocket System
Operations/Fire Direction Special-
ist Advanced Individual Training
(AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton,
The course is designed to train
the students on how to record and
transmit firing data, operate fire
direction systems and multiple
launch rocket system communica-
They also learn to gather op-
erations and intelligence data, and
plot that data using charts, maps
and records. They learn to drive
specialized vehicles, maintain and
use generators, and install and
maintain a wide range of commu-
Windspirit is the son of Mark
B. and Shannon D. Piatkowski of
He is a 2009 graduate of the
South County Career Center,
Do you know what amendment
#4, the 'Hometown Democracy
Amendment' will do? Find out at
the SouthShore Democratic Club
meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday,
Oct. 14 at the SouthShore Public
Library on 19thAve. Social, coffee
and cookies starts at 1 p.m.
As part of their ongoing infor-
mation campaign about the up-
coming Election, the Southshore
Democratic Club will feature
Hillsborough County Commission
Candidates, Linda Saul-Sena and
John Dingfelder and Z.J. Hafeez
Candidate for the State House
of Representatives. In addition,
George Niemann, Board Member
of The Citizens' Action Network,
will speak on Amendment 4.
For more information go to www.
KJ Motorsports Team places in race
This weekend the KJ Motorsports Team competed in a Top Gun Sprint
Car Series sanctioned event at the East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa.
A total of 27 cars showed up for the event. Keith Butler of Riverview,
lifetime racer and enthusiast started outside of the front row in the second
heat. He had no problem taking the lead early in the race. Keith led every
lap. With one lap to go, a single car spin brought the field under caution.
When restarted, the field went to a green-white-checker. Managing the
restart correctly, he once again jumped out to a lead and won the heat.
In the final laps of the heat race, Keith noticed a miss in the engine. So
between the heat and the feature, the KJ Motorsports crew examined the
engine to find out where the miss was coming from. Narrowing it down
to one cylinder, the valve cover was removed to find an exhaust valve
was stuck in the cast iron heads. With time running out, the decision was
made to pull the push-rod, on the hurt valve, and let him run the race with
only 7 cylinders. The push-rod was pulled, the spark plug was made not
to fire and the car was rolled out on the front-stretch for the start of the
Keith lined up 3rd for the start of the 25 lap feature. The feature lost a
car even during the parade laps. There were 2 cautions before the field
even completed 2 laps. As the field settled out, he was running 5th. Keith
was battling for 4th as the next caution came out. After the restart, the 4th
place runner spun unassisted and that moved Keith to 4th. During this
caution the 3rd place runner stopped on the backstretch and that moved
Keith to 3rd for the restart. The final 15 laps of the race ran without a
caution and he was able to hold his position. Keith brought the car home
in 3rd place.
In the final finishing order Danny Martin ended up winning the race
with Sport Allen, Keith Butler, Gene Lasker and Tim George finishing
out the top 5.
KJ Motorsports will next compete back on the asphalt, with the Check-
ered Flag Sprint Series on Oct. 16 at Punta Gorda Speedway in Punta
To see KJ Motorsports' race schedule visit their website at KeithButler.
VFW Post #8108
Riverview Memorial VFW Post
#8108, 7504 Riverview Dr.
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.
Bar Poker from 1 to 5 p.m.
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
from 5 to 7 p.m. $6. Carry out.
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.;
Fish, $6; Combo, $7. Comes with
fries, hush puppy and cole slaw
Bands at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Fire in the Hole from
1 to 2 p.m.
Karaoke by Jeff at 8 p.m.
$6 Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon.
Ruskin VFW Post #6287
Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following
weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday
each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month;
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month.
Thursday, October 14- Bar Bingo
at 6 p.m.
Friday, October 15- Barbara Bill-
ings' Birthday. Fish Fry from 4:30 to
7 p.m. Music by Southern Tied from 7
to 11 p.m.
Saturday, October 16-Turkey Shoot
at 1 p.m. Membership Drive from 1 to
4 p.m. Music by Shout at 4 p.m. Early
Bird Dinner at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 17- George Hilton's Birthday. Dedication Mural
in Screen Room at 1 p.m. Irish Nachos from 3 to 6 p.m.
Monday, October 18- $1 each Taco Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Crew
Night at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 19 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen
opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 20 Veterans Parade Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Ladies' American Legion Meeting at 7 p.m.
The Recycling Crew at
Sessums Elementary in River-
view has been hard at work
making sure students and
teachers are recycling every
day. The Recycling Crew con-
sists of thirteen 3rd 5th grade
The school is very proud of
these students because they
take pride in what they do and
are great role models for other
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On Sept. 29, the Apollo Beach Chamber presented a framed Proclama-
tion at the East Bay High School Homecoming Pep Rally to the Girls'
Softball Team to honor their winning the Florida High School 5A State
Championship. The Proclamation dedicated Sept. 29 as the East Bay
High School Lady Indians 2010 Softball State Champions Day in Apollo
Poker Run benefits
The Riverview Detachment of
the Marine Corps League in coop-
eration with the American Legion
Riders from Alafia Post # 148 will
be conducting their 4th Annual
Poker Run to benefit the Haley
House on Saturday, Nov. 6. This
event is open to the public and the
proceeds will benefit the Haley
House which provides a tempo-
rary home to the family members
of veterans who are in the special-
ized ward at the James Haley VA
Center's Spinal Cord, Traumatic
Brain and Blast Injury Treatment
The Haley House receives no
funding from any government
entity; only private donations.
They take any family members of
wounded warriors that are 50 miles
or more from home and are suffer-
ing with financial constraints.
For more information on the Ha-
ley House, call (813) 926-1100 or
visit their website at www.Haley-
HouseFund.com. At this time the
Detachment is seeking sponsors
or door prize donors for this event.
Also early registration for riders
is available by contacting either
Debra Steele of the Marine Corps
League at (813) 545-7526, Debra.
Steele.email@example.com or Tom
Cobb of the Legion Riders at (813)
mail.com. For more information
visit at www.mclriverview.org.
East ay wfaltch
by Michael Cooper
Andrea Owens continues her athletic
success at Warner University
Former East Bay High School soccer and flag football star Andrea
Owens, class of 2010, continues her athletic success at Warner Univer-
sity in Lake Wales, FL. On Sept. 26, Owens played a major role in the
Lady Royals' first win ever in their seven year rivalry against Savannah
College of Art & Design, winning 2-1.
Warner is 3-4 (2-2 Sun Conference) overall. Owens has started 4 games
allowing 1.29 goals per game and leads the team with 17 saves for a .773
average per game. She also earned Sun Conference Defensive Player of
the Week for the second consecutive week. For more information, visit
Walk the walk
Across the globe, millions of children, parents, and school officials
will celebrate International Walk to School Day in an effort to promote
physical activity, encourage safe pedestrian habits and highlight the en-
vironmental benefits of walking.
Less than 50 percent of students who live closer than a mile from
school opt to walk, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
AAA encourages parents to walk with their children to school in an ef-
fort to promote health and teach their children safe walking habits. More
than 585,000 AAA School Safety Patrollers in 30,000 schools across the
United States keep children safe as they travel to and from school.
In 2009, approximately 13,000 child pedestrians age 14 and younger
were injured in motor vehicles crashes. Education and public awareness
of traffic safety issues are vital to the reduction of such injuries and fa-
"Parents are key in setting the safety standards for their children. Estab-
lishing the safest route to and from school and pointing out potential dan-
gers are essential," said Leticia Messam, Manager, AAA Traffic Safety
Programs. "Opportunities like International Walk to School Day are per-
fect for facilitating discussion and providing lessons in traffic safety."
AAA encourages children who walk to school to:
Follow the guidance of crossing guards and AAA School Safety
Cross the street at covers and intersections whenever possible, using
traffic signals and crosswalks.
Never run out into the streets or cross between parked cars.
Always walk at least 10 feet in front of the bus where the driver can
AAA encourages motorists to:
Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and
Take extra time to look for children at intersections, medians and on
Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school
Allow extra time on your morning and afternoon commute.
Reduce any distractions inside your vehicle that take focus off the
road and your surroundings.
Terrific Kids at Gibsonton Elementary
Congratulations to the "Terrific Kids" of Gibsonton Elementary! The
following students showed their peers what it means to be thoughtful.
Angel Valdez, Francisco Estrada III,
Natalie Hernandez, Ashia McCorvey,
Jennifer Pineda-Martinez, Sarah Hart, Ma-
rimel Pineda, Nadine Flores, Ciara Doede,
Erik Delgadillo, Glen O'Steen, Isabella
Stilkey, James Prather, Corey Powser, Mat-
thew Dunn, Amir McNeil, Jasson Luna,Ramon Brizuela-Caramaza,
Kaleb Leath, Anthony Thornton, Jaelyn Sandoval, Kody Nguyen,Jose
Hernandez-Yanez, Sara Howard, Deacon Smith, Reyes Reyes, Kelly
Pineda,Shyanne Knox,Jocelyn Hinojoza, Jovanny Lopez-Barron, Ange-
lyna Lopez, Vannessa Netos, Kady Karppinen, and Gabriella Kraemer.
Take the test
American Mensa is the social
organization for people in the top 2
percent of the intelligence quotient.
You can take the membership test
from 10 a.m. to noon on National
Testing Day, Saturday, Oct. 16, at
the SouthShore Library on Beth
Shields Way and 19th Avenue NE
in Ruskin in Study Room 2.
For more information and to
RSVP, call Fran at (813) 746-1831.
For information on Mensa, test
parameters and pre-registration,
go to www.us.mensa.org.
AARP driver safety
AARP will host a driver safety
course from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Hacienda
Heights Mobile Home Park, locat-
ed just north of Symmes Rd., off
U.S. 301 at 10731 El Paso Dr. in
Riverview. The class is open to the
To register, call Barbara Craig at
For more information, call Terrie
Morrison at 655-0990.
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I am planning a voyage. It will
be an adventure through time and
space at six miles-per-hour. It will
be just me in my little sailboat,
sailing from the Chesapeake Bay
into the warm waters of Florida.
In my mind's eye, I can see the
varnished wood of my little ship's
navigation station. I can feel the
wheel in my hands; see myself vis-
iting the small galley underway to
get a soda or a snack from the ice-
box. I can see blue skies and fair
winds as I travel through our na-
tion's history and canals dreamed
up by George Washington himself.
I can see the docks of towns along
the way, and the people working
the water. People, unlike me and
office workers around the world,
who still truly work for a living.
I can see
a long jour-
ing out the
Observations docks for my
Obsrvaio Twife's smil-
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journey. I can see myself finding
my own soul again, finding the
inner-Mitch that has been shoved
aside by deadlines and the never-
ending quest to be a happy idiot
struggling for the legal tender, as
Jackson Browne once sang.
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learning all about what lies before
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me on my voyage. The I
next best thing to actu-
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is planning for one. I am
happy with those lists and
my growing knowledge.
I am excited about all of
the things I can see in my
Life's journey keeps us
going through times both
good and bad. We are all
looking for better days.
For many people the jour-
ney leads to children and a
happy family; for others it
is a climb towards a career
and financial success; and
for some, it is simply to
escape some form of mis-
ery. As time relentlessly -
marches on and I near the
half-century milestone of The b
life, my journey is joined is taki
with wonder. Am I still
capable of this? Do I have
the energy, strength and persever-
ance to accomplish this?
Before I completely lose myself
in the beauty and excitement of all
that I can imagine, stark reality will
bring me back to earth. I know that
between the fun and anticipation of
planning and the actual accomplish-
ment of my adventure stands a hard
truth. When the day finally comes
to start the engine and untie the
dock lines to bound into the won-
drous beauty that I can now, while
safely and comfortably at home,
see in my mind's eye, I will wish
that I was anywhere but there.
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est parts of an adventure are in the planning and the doing. The hardest
ing the first step, untying the docklines and sailing off into the unknown
The realization will sink in all
at once that I am on a slow boat
with hundreds of miles to go be-
fore I reach home. I will suddenly
awake to the dozens of bridges,
thousands of boats, rocks, tree
stumps, and potential hard ground-
ings that I am facing. Suddenly the
dream of adventure will look more
like an endurance test one that
I could quite possibly fail. One in
which I may well wish I was back
in my office rather than face the
next trial and tribulation. Inertia
a thousand times the strength of
the earth's gravitational force will
set in; tempting me to believe that
keeping the boat in this little town
on the Chesapeake is a far better
option than having it nearby in
I know all of that because I've
experienced it many times before.
A few years ago, I spent several
happy months planning for an
trip. When the day finally arrived
to jump on the loaded bike and
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was struck with images of
my bike sliding under fast
moving tractor-trailers in
Arizona or being clipped
on the freeway by a cell-
phone absorbed driver
only to become a messy
hood ornament for a pass-
ing SUV I'm not particu-
larly afraid of dying. I just
don't want carnage or pain
involved. That motorcycle
trip began with 800 miles
of heavy rain -- and ended
as an adventure I will al-
Standing on the dock
with my doubts, I will be
aware that nothing goes to
weather like a Peterbuilt
n Photo truck but then I will
S remember that I can't af-
Sford to move the boat that
way. I will have to continue
working as I sail home to
Florida. Then I will also remember
that there are millions of people
struggling to find jobs, pay their
mortgages and put food on the ta-
ble and what I am about to do is a
privilege, not a curse. I am blessed
and fortunate to embark on this ad-
With that, I will start the diesel
engine, cast off the dock lines and
wave goodbye to the quiet little
town on the Chesapeake. I will
sail south, ever south, voyaging
towards my wife's smiling face on
the dock. I will sail home.
South County Rose
Group to meet
The South County Rose Group
will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday,
Oct. 17 at the Sun City Center
United Methodist Church commu-
nity room at 1210 Del Webb Blvd.
West, Sun City Center.
They will be discussing good
bugs and bad bugs for your gar-
den. A presentation will be made
on pest management practices and
pesticides available to the home
Items and roses ordered from
vendors attending the American
Rose Society will be available for
pick up at the meeting.
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Nature lovers of all ages are
invited to explore the preserve
to find butterflies, birds, aquatic
invertebrates, frogs, and plants
through hands-on activities, trail
walks, displays and seminars.
Find out what it's like to be a citi-
zen scientist at the Citizen Science
Symposium from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, October 23, at Camp
Bayou in Ruskin.
What will visitors do during this
USA Science and Engineering
Festival Satellite Event?
Discover the aquatic critters that
help monitor the health of the river
and learn about the Hillsborough
County Streamwater Watch pro-
Walk the trail to look for dif-
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forest and learn about the Florida
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possibilities that may interest folks
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do research on a variety of sub-
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will be nature crafts and activities
related to each of the citizen sci-
ence programs highlighted.
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The class had their 55th class reunion on Sept. 25. The reunion took place
at The Golf Club on Cypress Creek Blvd. The entire class had 43 students
with 16 out of the 43 in attendance at the event. This class was exceptional
and got together every five years. Everyone had stayed friendly over the
Front row left to right: Margarite Rodriquez, Ann Johnson, Nan-
cy Troutman, Juanita Gose, Lyra Exum, Lyvonne Martin, April
May, (between) Dorothy Rodriquez, Loretta Woodson, (between)
Eloise Thomasson, Evelyn Taylor, Elaine Glass, Alberta Rimes,
Margie Barmore, Jimmie Lou Tatum, Ida Belle Bergman, Darwin
Dupree, George Fears, Charlie Bradley, Buddy Whidden, Gene
Simmons, Edward Ray, Karl Yost, Lois Earnest, Mary Lou Keys,
Claude Holland, Gary Grundish. Back Row: Jack Mooney, Rob-
ert Rowell, Billy Charron, Lamar Liles, Lynn Johnson, Harriet
Hovey, Martha Walker, Mary Fryer, Ferrell Wilson, Billy Liles, Dan
Fletcher, Roy Belisle, William Spencer.
Seated left to right: Dorothy Rodriquez Fennell, Juanita
Gose Lewis, Jimmie Lou Tatum, Evelyn Taylor Bennett, Lo-
retta Woodson Bord, Elaine Glass Elsberry, April May, Eloise
Thomasson. Standing left to right: Lyvonne Martine Burke,
Billy Liles, Junior Davis, Claude Holland, Robert Rowell, Dan
Fletcher, Karl Yost, Lamar Liles.
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SCC honors wounded warriors
Veterans and service organizations in Sun City Center came together to honor
wounded warriors in a ceremony at the Community Hall on October 7. The
event, billed as a musical extravaganza and variety show, included speeches
by elected officials and the presentation of colors by the Color Guard from the
Joint Communication Support Element at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
The musical show was highlighted by
Lily Marlane and Lotarr Bergeest
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about 65 acres adjacent to the Big
Bend-Simmons Loop intersection.
The December hearing is to con-
centrate on the 2007 CONs; South
Bay's approved by AHCA in the
same timeframe that the St. Jo-
seph's 2005 plan was supported by
the courts with the net result that
St. Joseph's 2007 petition was de-
nied by the state agency.
St. Joseph's attorneys in Decem-
ber will be arguing against that
denial, Lisa Patterson, the hospital
network's spokesperson, said this
week. Looking ahead to the hear-
ing, she added, the network's legal
team has interviewed a substantial
number of area residents with an
eye to taking formal depositions
for the hearing from them in No-
As for all or part of the upcoming
hearing conducted in or near SCC,
the Florida statute defining func-
tions of the state's administrative
law courts certainly provides for
such a change of venue if the court
should so choose, said Karen Put-
nal, a Tallahassee attorney whose
firm is representing St. Joseph's.
However, Putnal added, she had no
South County Rose Group to meet
The South County Rose Group
will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday,
Oct. 17 at the Sun City Center
United Methodist Church commu-
nity room at 1210 Del Webb Blvd.
West, Sun City Center.
They will be discussing good
bugs and bad bugs for your gar-
den. A presentation will be made
on pest management practices and
pesticides available to the home
Items and roses ordered from
vendors attending the American
Rose Society will be available for
pick up at the meeting.
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information that the court would
make such a move in this case.
Meanwhile, South Bay also ap-
pears to be exploring another di-
rection. Hospital executives have
been engaged in discussions with
University of South Florida medi-
cal school managers and with SCC
leaders about creation of a medical
center for seniors supported by the
three different entities and located
on or near the hospital's current
Asked about possible impact on
South Bay's positions in the De-
cember hearing by its clear inter-
est in establishing the new focused
medical service, Melissa Morgan,
hospital spokesperson, asserted the
two subjects "are not related. Noth-
ing (from South Bay's perspective
in connection with the hearing and
its AHCA approval for relocation)
has changed," she added.
And, the planned new hospital on
Big Bend Road, being called St. Jo-
seph's South, now is in the design
and development stage, Patterson
said. It is projected the 110-bed fa-
cility's doors will open in 2015.
Copyright 2010 Melody Jameson
OCTOBER 14, 2010
Anghor Wat in Cambodia is a 1,500-year-old religious site held to be
holy by people of that country.
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California was in Apollo Beach
recently to explore south Hills-
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him at Circles Restaurant; because
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water, whether it's in Puerto Rico,
Europe, the American West or one
of the world's oceans or seas.
He's motorcycle across the
Cape of Good Hope and sat at the
feet of Sphinx and he says his fa-
vorite continent is Africa because
there's such variety and so many
exciting things to do there.
The scariest place he's visited,
he says, is North Korea, and the
most beautiful place is the island
of Santorini, (which means Saint
Theresa) in the southern Aegean
Sea, south of Greece.
"Everything in Santorini is white,
the buildings, the sand, i \ in~ii ;..
including all the archeology, and is
set against the beauty of the sea,"
he told me.
His favorite cities are Hong
Kong and New York.
"They won't let me into Mecca
because I'm not Muslim or places
the Mormons consider holy in Salt
Lake (City, Utah) and I haven't
been to the South Pole," he told
me. "Other than that, I've tried to
see everything I possibly can. Time
and tides wait for no man. We all
have the same amount of time. It's
what we choose to do with it that
Often, he has traveled with
his mother, who he describes as
81-going-on-51 but she is a sea-
soned traveler on her own.
"Like mother, like son I guess,"
After growing up in Cambridge,
Mass., in a large Irish Catholic
family, he studied Liberal Arts
at Boston University. The now
57-year-old went back to school
in 1974 to get a graduate degree
and after that taught school for one
"It wasn't for me," he said. "So I
went back again and got an MBA
That set him traveling for com-
panies like General Electric and
Citibank that sent him all over
the world. He also attended the
U.S. Language Institute and lived
in London while working as a
bond trader for Citibank. By then
he'd been bitten by the travel bug
and began taking side trips of all
"I'd had a passion to see the
world since a little kid in Catho-
lic school when one day the nuns
were describing Tierra del Fuego
as the island of fire. I remember
thinking- Wow! An island of fire.
I want to see that someday."
A few years ago, after he had al-
ready been to every continent, he
was on a tour in China and a tour
guide there began talking about
U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage
Sites. "I didn't know what they
were," he told me. "I had been
traveling all my life, and I had no
idea what he was talking about. So
I asked him."
As it turned out, Michael had al-
ready seen many World Heritage
Sites, and didn't know it, and you
may have too.
A World Heritage Site is a place
(either man-made or natural) that
has been designated by the United
Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization as a
place of "universal significance to
The designations (and the organi-
zation) began in 1974, and there are
now 972 such sites, but the organi-
zation adds more every November,
so by the time you read this, there
may be 1,000. Some right here in
the United States are the Grand
Canyon; Yosemite National Park;
the Florida Everglades; Thomas
Jefferson's plantation in Virginia,
"Monticello"; the Great Smoky
Mountains and California's Red-
wood National Park, among oth-
ers. Anyone who wants to find out
more about World Heritage Sites
can visit http://whc.unesco.org.
Michael has visited Moscow's
famous Red Square and the Krem-
lin complex; given reverence to
the world's holy places, includ-
ing Jerusalem's Western Wall; and
climbed Mount Kilimanjaro all the
way to its 6,400-foot-peak, which,
he said, turned out to be a glacier.
The tomb called Abu Simbel,
near Aswan, Egypt, was built for
the afterlife of Pharaoh Ramses
II, one of the country's most pow-
erful rulers in ancient history. It
is more than 6,000 years old.
He says he really likes places
with historic Spanish cultures,
like Havana and Cuba, and if not
for the poverty and governments,
would also recommend Haiti and
The most solemn moment he
remembers happened on the Is-
land of Goree in Sengegal, when
he stood by the auction block that
was the last place in their African
homeland newly-captured slaves
stood before being forcefully tak-
en to other lands.
"Nobody speaks there," he said.
"It is a place of solemn remem-
"There are happy places, where
everyone is laughing, and then
there are solemn places. You can
feel the difference in them," he
He's run marathons in many
countries, although now he just
runs for fun.
His heart attack in Nevada made
the front page of the Las Vegas
Sun on Christmas Eve in 2005 as
a "hometown hero story" about
the pilot for United Airlines, Guy
Manning, who had saved his life.
"One minute I'm thinking I'm in
fabulous shape and the next min-
ute there's an elephant sitting on
my chest, said Michael. "I heard a
voice asking me how I was, and I
said 'I'm fine' even though by then
I was bending over double."
Manning whisked him to the hos-
pital anyway, and saved his life.
Again healthy and traveling,
Michael is currently available to
come to South County and talk
to groups. He may be reached
by mailing michael.flanagan@
When we ended our conversa-
tion about travel, he said, "You
know, Dorothy was right," and
just looked at me, so I figured his
statement was really some kind of
Having been quite a few places
myself, I thought I knew the an-
"There's no place like home," I
"That's it all right," he an-
swered. "No matter how much I
love to travel, there's no place like
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They can be found from Central
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California, across the Caribbean
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I had the opportunity to feed
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through the many butterfly attract-
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given specific instructions to hold
my Gatorade filled sponge very
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flower. So, I put him back on the
bloom and he greedily went back
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The butterfly on the gatorade soaked brush, just staring at me.
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After I put him back on the flower--he started eating up the nectar.
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Don't drive without your lights
Fall water temperatures have set
in, and the migration of the kingfish
is an early arrival. Reports from
those who fish daily say hefty size
mackerel have started their journey
Look for gag grouper
to migrate to the shallow
waters as Fall weather
sets into our waterways.
Some have been caught
swimming from the deep
into the rivers and around
the canals. Fish T
As the birds fly north,Byonie
many fish are in schools BJ
looking for Florida wa-
A fun fish to catch is the Spanish
mackerel, and if you are lucky you
will have this sweet tasting fish for
dinner tonight. They are in large
schools in all areas, with reports of
Many anglers have their own
secret spots they travel to each
day. Some tell me that nobody
fishes their spots but them, so they
wouldn't reveal the location.
These anglers usually have at
least two spots. One they fish on
low tide and the other on high
tide. They also tell me that if other
boats show, they go. Often the other
boater will spook the fish and they
leave that location.
This might be true, but I have
often seen that if there is one boat
catching fish, others rush to that
spot and try their luck. One im-
portant factor is to watch which
direction the fish go as they move
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on. This time, follow the fish, and
not the birds.
Some anglers think that when
tourist season arrives, the waters
are too crowded and they fish only
at night. This isn't a bad idea, as
Florida night fishing is
great. If the moon is
full, you can see great.
However, some say they
can tell what kind of
fish are out there just
les If they are jumping,
laschek mullet are there; if they
are soaring, it is a tar-
pon, or maybe a dol-
phin; if they are jumping and play-
ing around, it could be a redfish, or
maybe a speckled trout.
Here are some boat launching
complaints this week. A group of
anglers were launching, but decided
to tell a few 'Fish Tales,' on the
launch pad, while others waited. It
did not become a bad situation, but
finally another group approached
them, asking them to move on and
without incident the problem was
I do receive many E-mails that
there is not enough launch pads for
boaters to get access to the water-
ways. There are some who think
everyone should have a course in
how to drive a boat, before they
hit the waterways. Some write for
boaters to drive their boat, as they
do their car.
If you own a boat, learn all about
it before you go out in the deep
and I think, always someone else
aboard, should be able to handle it,
in a case of emergency.
For those fishing at night be sure
to handle your boat carefully, and
have your navigation lights on, as
well as a spotlight. Don't drive your
boat without the lights on; you may
think you can see out there without
them, but another boater may not
Chumming has been the 'in-thing'
for mackerel catches this week. For
those trolling with a bag of chum
tied behind their boat, the mackerel
have been thrashing and, or may I
say, crashing into the boats with a
catch every time.
Cobia are on the go and some
action has taken place with anglers
making catches in the bay waters.
Those fishing from piers have
graced their tables with a lean,
white meat dinner of sheepshead.
For the bottom fishing anglers,
they have waken up the flounder
and have made catches of unusual
size, large enough to have blue
crab-stuffed flounder for dinner.
If you have been throwing your
nets for bait, I hope you threw
them in one of those many schools
of pinfish that I saw out there this
Yes, the tourist season has arrived;
our waterways are crowded with
boats, and anglers who have never
owned a boat before. I ask each of
you to be kind, helpful and safe.
Aleta Jonie Maschek is a mem-
ber of Florida Outdoor Press.
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Fantastic Friday event
The United Community Church, Fantastic Friday Event, begins on
Oct. 15, this season. Entertainment for the first dinner show will be
Vince Carmen: Master Magician. A complete dinner will be catered with
Chicken Marsala as the main course.
The Dinner/Show package is $17 per person and the 'Show Only' cost
is $5. Dinner/Show tickets may be purchased following the 10 a.m. Sun-
day worship service at the Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center.
Show Only tickets may also be purchased the night of performance.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. and the show
begins at 7:15 p.m. The community is invited.
For more information, call Co-Chairs Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or
Karl Buffington at 431-5444.
Fellowship is members' goal
Thirteen members of the Church Life and Fellowship Committee of St.
Andrew Presbyterian Church are pictured after a recent meeting to make
plans for the upcoming year. Pastor Dr. Gerry Iworks and Chairperson
Wilma Schafer plus the wonderful group of members work well together
and live up to the work "Fellowship" in the title. The Fellowship Com-
mittee (about half are in the picture) encompasses many activities within
the church. These activities include monthly trips, lunch once a month
at different restaurants, monthly sociable singles luncheons, marathon
bridge and Bible aerobics plus monthly dinners and entertainment at the
church. They are a fun and dedicated group.
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First Baptist Church, 9912 Indi-
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p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday. Every year in
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various countries to participate in
This year, from the Philippines
will be Edgar Tamayo, Chad Ma-
hiney, Edito Pagayunan, and Fran-
cisco Jardenil; Jason Francis from
Grenada will be going to Zimba-
bwe. They have two deaf men
from St. Lucia, Kendal Severin
and Zach Harlow. Jason Francis
from Grenada will interpret for
them. Also, from Panama, Genaro
Hernandez and Fernando Justini-
These services will be very in-
spiring and a blessing. Everyone
is invited to come. For more infor-
mation, call (813) 677-1301.
Save money by
Join in on a free training class
and learn how to save for your
own family while being able to
bless others as well!!
On Monday, Oct. 18, at 7 pm
join them for a TrueCouponing
Training Workshop at First Baptist
Church in Ruskin in the Gym.
The address is 820 College Ave.
West, Ruskin FL. 33570. Call
church office at 813-645-6439 or
Ginny at 727-580-4452 for more
information. To register for work-
shop, go to truecouponing.com.
All TrueCouponing events are
free and they even give away door
prizes!! Bring 1 dozen cookies to
share, Apple Cider will be provid-
ed. Come be blessed by this min-
istry and learn how to easily save
money for yourself so you too can
eventually bless others as well!
South Shore Christian Women's
Connection presents "Chaplain
Rex Henry" of Hillsborough cor-
rectional institute, a faith based
women's prison and inspirational
speaker Linda Moore, "When
the going gets rough---Is shop-
ping enough?" The presentation
and luncheon will be held at Club
Renaissance, 2121 South Pebble
Beach Blvd. on Thursday, Oct. 14.
Doors open at Ilam--Luncheon
and program 11:30am-1:30pm.
Reservations or cancellations be-
fore noon Monday, Oct. 11. Cost is
All ladies welcome, no member-
ship required. Sponsored by South
Shore Christian Women's Connec-
tion, Affiliated with Stonecroft
For more information, call 813-
938-4320 or 813-383-7540 or
email alnil bulli i -liill coln
Northside Baptist Church will
host a Fall Festival on Sunday,
Oct. 31 from 6-8pm at 1301 US
Hwy. 41 N. in Ruskin. They will
have a bounce house, face paint-
ing, games, a cake walk and a trunk
or treat. There will also be food
including pizza, candy and cotton
candy. For more information, call
the church office at 645-1121.
90 Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Sean D. Shanahan,
1 3909 Galen Court, Suite B-1
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Phone: (813) 634-0664
Fax: (813) 634-0668
At National Cremation and Burial Society we have the
answer. Our low cost, high quality chapel or church
funeral is half the national average and includes a 20
gauge steel casket.
3, 295* Including 20 Gauge Steel Casket
National Cremation Call for Information
& BURIAL SOCIETY
308 E. CollegeAve., Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3231
*Price above does not include cemetery property or cash advances. Offer on prearrangements only.
Ask about our 0% financing. See provider for details. Price subject to change without notice.
/J' Sunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
SP Contemporary 9:40 a.m.g Band w.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer Traditional 11:15 a.m.
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach A
(across from MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 A N t
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
Growing by Faith from Generation to Generation
Rev. Tracy H. Wider Church Office 813-645-1521
SUNDAY SERVICES: 9 am Contemporary Service and Sunday School
at West Campus, S.R. 674 and 9th Street SE, Ruskin
8 am Traditional Service and 11 am Holy Communion with Choir at East Campus
at 1015 Del Webb Blvd., SCC
All Worship Services with Holy Communion and Healing Holy Oil
Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (Behind Suntrust Bank)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: (Nov.-April .............................8:30 a.m. Day Care Available
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. 6 a.m. -6 p.m.
SPhone: 645-1241 Sunday School....................... 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL33573-5354
Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, Pastor 634-1292
Saturday Worship: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion....First & Third Sunday Bible Class...Thursday 10 am, Guests Welcome
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Ruskin Sun City Center (813) 645-6102
204 Second St. N.W, Ruskin, Florida 33570
Sunday Service Sunday School .......................................... 10 AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting ......................................... 5 PM
Reading Room Tuesday & Thursday........................................ 1- 4 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com
Priend4ship sBaptist Church Sunday WEEKLY SERVICES:
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ......................Bible Study
S1511 El Rancho Dr. 11 a.m .................... Bible Study
ancho Dr. & 6 p.m ............Worship
Sun City Center, FL 33573 am & m............ orsip
S813-633-5950 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
The best security for freedom in any society is to
practice it. JOSEPH R. MORRAY
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Where God's Love is Shared"
U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645.1121 www.nbcor.org
Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM SBC
Morning Worship 10:45 AM Wanted: People Who Want to Grow
Evening Worship 6:00 PM and Live for Jesus!
Full Wednesday Schedule for all ages
North River Church of Christ i
13885 U.S. Hwy 301 South
(Just South of the Manatee County Line)
Minister: Howard Johnson Office 941-776-1134
Services: Sunday 10:00am,11:00am & 6:00pm Office 41-776-1134
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776
SFirst Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We lovebecause He firut 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.
SInterpreter for the Deaf id-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle Av I "u Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
Gibsonton. FL 33534 813-67-1301
WI~J me Ae: EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m.
Prince of Peace 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 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.
F"RST BAPTIST CHURCI-H
of .SK.N, FL
820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
RUSKIN, FL 33570
l t t 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. CHRISTK 2SCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana............................................. 7:00 p.m. GRADE
CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
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OCTOBER 14, 2010
spirituality Rather Than Religion"
Spirituality Rather Than "Religion"
Beth Israel's Social Hall
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
SiTHE 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 of a 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.
Sunday School .........................................................9:30 am .
Sunday Morning Worship ............................................ 10:55 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service.........................................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ..........................................7:00 p.m.
Thursday Morning Prayer............................................ 10:00 a.m.
Dan Collis, Pastor
Come join us to
learn about God's
Word and salvation
in Jesus Christ
OdnifedJ Ieo isd CAurcof5un C/y Cenler
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
>,.- Worship Services:
S Saturday.................. 4:00 p.m. Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
SSunday....................8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
F h 10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
SFellowship tim H ..... ?,.l ;, 1.. I-.-r. r .... 10:15a.m. and 11a.m. in Creason Hall
God o %Ye nTT.SCCiUMC.com
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARY BULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
\ Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
AI wholeness during worship the second Sunday
of every month.
A Stephen Pastor: Dr. Gerald Iwerks
Meet fiends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
1239 DelWebb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible
For Information visit:
Saint A9nne Catholic Cku ch
Fr. John McEvoy
U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- .I II. Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
Saturday Vigil M ass.................................................................... 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass..................................... 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Holy Days....................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Daily ......................................................... M onday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.
Espatiol ...............................Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:30 p.m.
Confession............................. Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
Nursery Available for 10:00 a.m. Mass
whatver s loely Swhtevr s ad ira le
ifantin s excellent or a Se oty
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Anne Bennett 71, of Wimauma, Fla
went to be with her Lord, October 6,
2010. She was co-owner of Anne's
Estate Sales and attended Fowler
Baptist Church. She was preceded in
death by her son, Kenneth Bennett and
her grandson, Brent Bennett. Survivors
include her husband, Gilbert, three
children, Keavin (Sherell) Bennett,
Kimberly (Ron) Boyett and Kelly (Lori)
Bennett, a brother, Billy (Barbara)
Wiggins and three grandchildren, Leigh
Carmichael, Ryan Bennett and Krisi
Boyett. The family received friends from
2 to 4 pm Sunday, October 10, 2010 at
Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851
Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. A
funeral service was conducted at 10:00
a.m. Monday, October 11, 2010 at the
Simmons Loop Baptist Church, 6610
Simmons Loop, Riverview, Fla. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be made to
the Susan G. Komen, 3 Days for the
Cure, c/o Ryan Bennett, ID # 4626802,
P.O. Box 277, Wimauma, Fla 33598
Arrangements by Sun City Center
Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker
Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573
Goette O. Fussell
Goette O. Fussell Jr., 86, a third
generation Floridian passed away
on October 1, 2010. He is survived
by his wife of 61 years, the former
Eileen Borucinski of North Attleboro,
Massachusetts, a daughter Muriel
Winslow and her husband William of
Cumming GA; his son Tim Fussell and
his wife Linda of Douglasville GA, four
grandchildren Kelly & Kara Winslow
and Randy & Stacy Fussell. Goette
attended Clearwater High School and
transferred to Gordon Military School
Couple celebrates Golden Anniversary
On Oct. 15, 2010 Philip D. and
Lee A. Cunningham will celebrate
their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married at the First
Evangelical United Brethren
Church in Fort Wayne IN.
Philip and Lee moved to Flor-
ida in 1974 and settled in Apollo
Beach for 26 years before moving
The Cunninghams reared two
children, Craig, married to Chris-
tine Eckerfield; and Amy, married
to Gregory Perkins. Philip and Lee
have two grandchildren, Sierra and
LEE and PHILIP CUNNINGHAM
Come and experience the power of
Jesus to change your life.
Sunday @ 9 & 11 AM Servicio en Espariol @ 6 PM
2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337
Zyjperer's Tuneral -Tome
Only Onsite Crematory in S. Hillsborough County
Family owned and operated since 1979
S1520 33rd St. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570
in Barnesville, GA where he graduated
in 1943. He immediately enlisted in
the Army Air Corps and was trained
as a radio operator-mechanic at Scott
Field, Illinois. His initial posting was
to Drew Field in Tampa and assigned
as a Radio Operator/Machine Gunner
on a B17 Bomber after D-Day. Then
SGT Fussell was transferred to the
Troop Carrier Command, assigned
as a Flight Radio Operator and Radar
Specialist. In 1946, Goette was
honorably discharged and enrolled
in the University of Florida's College
of Pharmacy. In 1950, he graduated
cum laude with a Baccalaureate of
Science Degree and was licensed as
a registered professional pharmacist
in the State of Florida. He had a
distinguished career of 50 years
where he owned and operated three
pharmacies in the Tampa Bay Area
(Colony Drugs in St. Petersburg, and
Midway Drugs in Clearwater and
Odessa). In 1998, Goette retired to Sun
City were his hobbies included Lapidary
(faceting and cabochon) woodworking,
reading and playing cards. His passion
was his family and football. He was
an avid supporter of the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers and especially his alma
mater the University of Florida Gators.
We love and miss you.
Mom, Dad, Courtney, Ninny,
Donny & Boys
Still asking public for infor-
mation on this hit and run.
The Driggers Family
Unitarian Universalist Fellow-
ship of SCC presents "What is
Metaphysics?" by Alice Williams,
Kings Point resident, and student
of metaphysics for 35 years. She
is a member of the Metaphysical
Club in Sun City Center, Director
of Maryland Conference of Social
Concern; Director of Admissions,
University of Maryland School
of Social Work; Chief of Foster
Care for Baltimore Dept of Social
Services and Interdepartmental
Liaison for MD Dept of Human
Coffee and conversation starts at
7 pm, Oct. 14, in the Beth Israel
Social Hall at 1115 Del Web, East,
Sun City Center. The program be-
gins at 7:30 pm. Visitors are wel-
come. For information, call 813-
Chicken dinner at
Ruskin United Methodist Men
will sponsor a Chicken Dinner
from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.
16 at 105 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin
(located 1 block behind the Sun-
Trust Bank) Cost is $6. For more
call 645-1241 -
M-F 9am-I 1
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New website provides gateway to Florida's network of trails
OCTOBER 14, 2010
Touting Florida's award-winning
trails as a major tourism attraction
alongside beaches, golf courses
and theme parks, the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protec-
tion's (DEP) Office of Greenways
and Trails today joined VISIT
FLORIDA to celebrate October as
Greenways and Trails Month with
the launch of a new trails website.
The website highlights the benefits
trails provide Florida's environ-
ment and tourism industry through
healthy recreational opportunities,
a reduced carbon footprint and an
affordable alternative to traditional
"I encourage everyone to grab
a bicycle, kayak or walking shoes
and enjoy Florida's natural beau-
ty at one of the state's more than
8,000 miles of land trails and 4,000
miles of paddling trails," said DEP
Office of Greenways and Trails
Director Jena Brooks. "Florida's
trails are economic engines that
welcome millions of visitors each
year and we look forward to intro-
ducing millions more through the
launch of this website."
The website which launched to-
features more than 100 trails and
serves as a one-stop-shop for resi-
dents and guests looking to plan
an eco-vacation or simply take a
day-trip down a paved or paddling
trail. The website also provides a
gateway to nearby businesses, out-
fitters, restaurants and overnight
accommodations to make any trail
trip complete. DEP's Office of
Greenways and Trails will serve
as the continuing liaison between
communities and VISIT FLOR-
IDA for submission of new trails
"The launch of this new web-
site emphasizes the extraordinary
value trails add to our state and
will give travelers a taste of just
how much is out there waiting for
them to experience," said VISIT
FLORIDA Chief Marketing Offi-
Henry Flagler had a vision: link Key West to the mainland with a
railroad. The vision was fulfilled in 1912 when a steam-powered lo-
comotive chugged into Key West, the first train to use the Florida
Overseas Railway. Now, a paved multi-use trail follows the old rail
line, allowing users to intimately experience coastal hamlets and
take in views of shimmering Gulf and ocean waters.
Senior Home Companions, Inc.
We Provide Loving, Non-Medical, In-Home Care
We pride ourselves on carefully matching our companion/
homemakers to meet the special needs of each individual
uH* *Hourly Overnight Care
24-HourCare -Temporary or Long Term Care
PET TIP: A cat's skin needs essential fatty
acids, especially linoleic acid, an omega-6
fat found in foods, including vegetable oils,
chicken fat and meat.
Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy
Nearly 100years of experience
Ruskin Animal Hospital Voted Best Vet & Best Pet Services
& Cat Clinic Best Pet Resort with Medical Care
7 Provider of Free 5 Acre, Beautiful
715 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. Dog Park
Ruskin 813-645-6411 Founder of C.A.R.E. Rescue Shelter
Mon./Wed./Thur./Fri. 7-5:30 (closed Thur. 12-2) Sat. 7:30-1 Tues. 7-7
(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME
Members Amencan Dental Associaton, Flonda State Dental Association, Flonda West Coast Dental
Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association
cer Will Seccombe. "Connecting
Florida's tourism industry to visi-
tors through their passions is the
cornerstone of VISIT FLORIDA's
marketing efforts and this trails
website offers a content-rich re-
source for those who love hiking,
biking, paddling, horseback riding
The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross
Florida Greenway and eight state-
managed trails received the high-
est annual visitation to date in
2009 with more than four million
visitors, generating an estimated
economic impact of $95 million.
In 2009, 67 percent of Florida visi-
tors included nature-based activi-
ties in their vacations. The Florida
Paddling Trail, the Florida Keys
Overseas Heritage Trail, the Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail and the
longest segment of the East Coast
Greenway are all long-distance
trails that call Florida home. By
offering visitors destination-rich
experiences, these extended trails
promote economic growth and
"There may be no better civic
investment than a long-distance
trail," noted Herb Hiller with the
East Coast Greenway Alliance.
"Not only do they produce tourist-
generated economic results, but
they also increase quality of life
through health and fitness objec-
tives while providing safe and free
Recognizing the many benefits
of the state's greenways and trails,
Florida Governor Charlie Crist
also officially proclaimed October
as Greenways and Trails month.
View the proclamation here: http://
A variety of events are also
planned to recognize October as
Greenways and Trails Month in-
cluding bike rides, paddling events
and more. To view a statewide list
of events, visit: FloridaGreenway-
Terrific Kids at Corr
Respect was the quality that Terrific Kids learned in September. Stu-
dents included: Pre-K: Karina Reyna Martin Leon Cassarrobias. Kin-
dergarten: Oscar Melendez, Bonifacio Victoria,
Jonathon Connelly, Emma McHenry, Xyomara
Santiago, Joshua Shanahan, Carlos Guzman,
Holly Hodge, Cipriano Meija. 1st grade Lil-
lian Geary, Kevin Santana, Kaleb Freel, Mick-
ell Hyers, Jennifer Maldonado, Tierra Pryor,
Timothy Mills. 2nd grade Amir Farsakh, Kayla Lovell, Olivia Dejesus,
Adil Saleem, Monique Kenney, Donovan Dubuisson, Melanie Aviles.
3rd grade Laelani Melendez, Jessica Jimenez, Rafael Gonzalez, Sid-
ney Langford, Madisson Hunley, Xochitl Santiago-Cortes, Ryan Mer-
sier, Olga Benitez. 4th grade- Deseree Pospeschil, Brody Hynes, Ashley
Lane, Harvey Perez, Cameron Lassalle, Maribel Mendiola. 5th grade
- David Pachon-Casallas, Angel Escobar, Stephanie Gudino, Karrington
Joyner, Seth Geary, D'Eonquez Muldrow.
Falcon Watch Ladies 9 Hole league
Winners 8/27, Game Scramble 2nd Emma Gadd
1st Janine Johnson Nancy Scott
Tee Bomba Jo-Alice Nieter
Kathy Boccieri Marty Gifford
CWGA 18 Caloosa Women's golf
18 hole league golf tournament,
Carmen Fields 1st 60
Mary Jane Stutz 2nd 61
Lolita Johnson 1st tie 57
Jana Roberts 57
Maryanne Starrett 58
Ruth Ann Phelan 1st 55
Lyn Noyes 2nd 58
Jean Atkins 3rd tie 59
Sue Daveler 59
Phyllis Morgan 1st 59
Janis Ingram 2nd 63
Bobbie Carroll 3rd tie 64
Laura Horwath 64
Alberta Sousa 64
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Tuesday, October 19
WHAT TO EXPECT: FROM 911 TO DIAGNOSIS
Tuesday, November 16
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Tuesday, December 21
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Fire escapes on buildings with ground level shops and walk up apartments do much to Above is the Starbucks Coffee Shop in Winthrop Town Centre where I wrote this
create the illusion of being in a real city. These buildings fill in gaps in the imagination article and enjoyed the cool autumn weather.
to aive WinthroD a city in the suburbs feel.
2305 College Ave. E Ruskin, FL -
1 mile west of 1-75, Exit 240-B
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HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. 5 pm. Sat. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Closed Sunday
A love story
* Continued from page 1
paring for their first day at school.
They were just a means for people
to buy and flip to make some
fast and easy cash. Hundreds of
homes and subdivisions are now
empty and the consumption of
land is more easily measured in
miles rather than acres.
Here in this near-mythical city
within the suburbs, the population
was designed to be more dense and,
given that, the developer envisioned
huge swaths of green space to give
the residents room to grow as in-
dividuals. The density, something
I once adamantly opposed, saves
space, and thus conserves what is
left of the wild places in Florida
while allowing thousands to move
here to enjoy it. No one here has to
drive a car through miles of winding
roads to get a carton of milk, a large
grocery store, restaurants, shops and
even a place to get a good haircut are
a short walk away.
The only problem with this won-
drous place is its name that ends
pointlessly with an "e". For all of
the positives, however, that one ar-
bitrary negative is easily ignored. I
am writing these very words from a
Starbucks Coffee Shop in Winthrop
Town Centre. Count me in as a fan
of the place.
It is 10 a.m. on a beautiful Florida
autumn morning. At Starbucks, two
office workers pretend to be work-
ing, but their folders and notebooks
lay unopened, as each take sips of
their iced coffee between words.
The man seems secretly attracted
to the woman, apparently worry-
ing that taking a bite of his break-
fast sandwich will make him appear
less suave. It remains uneaten atop
of his closed notebook while he sits
rigidly, nervously, happily chatting
away with his attractive female co-
A cluster of young people share a
pack of menthol cigarettes, crowd-
ing together around a small table.
This is what they have seen in mov-
ies and read in books about how life
should be when you are still im-
mortal and .Nii,;in; in the world
is before you. While at the next
table, a somewhat-past-middle-age
couple share smiles and kisses over
their coffee. She appears older than
him but is desperately trying to be
younger and, for the most part, her
efforts have paid off. With her chin
resting on her hand, her smile and
the gleaming light in her eyes does
much to mask the wrinkles of age.
She appears as a beautiful young girl
If there was ever a day to be in
love and share coffee-flavored kiss-
es, this is it. If there is any place in
the suburbs of America to do all of
that, this is it.
The shops are opening and cars
begin slowing filling the parking
OCTOBER 14, 2010
lot that is the town square. A normal
street, complete with parallel park-
ing, separates the shops from the
acres of asphalt that make up the
parking lot. The street effectively
hides the parking lot and, with al-
leyways between the buildings, the
fire escapes and storefronts it comes
together to give the illusion that the
parking lot is the true illusion. The
alleyways and fire escapes fill in the
gaps of the imagination. Across the
way is the elaborate Times Building.
It is the centerpiece of what could be
a miniature downtown New York or
C Ihti. ... It is a miniature city with-
out the inherent problems. I wish I
had dreamed up this concept. I wish
I lived here.
Returning to outdoor tables at
Starbucks, the male co-worker has
managed to discretely finish his
breakfast sandwich, apparently
without detracting -i F iiii ii., .il
from his outer shield of cool. The
female is still talking, nodding her
head and even smiling occasion-
ally. She is not in love with him, but
at least she likes him. And on this
day, a day to be in love and to share
coffee-flavored kisses, she likes him
more than she normally does but
not enough to share coffee-flavored
An abandoned gas station sits in
the far corner of Winthrop Town
Centre. It is easy to envision a four
or five story brownstone with walk-
up apartments and shops on the street
level. It is easy to envision Christ-
mas trees glowing in the windows of
those apartments and children wear-
ing tiny, colorful backpacks rushing
down the stairs to ride their bikes to
a nearby school. City life is imagin-
able here with the shops, ponds
and green space planned by people
who have tried to make something
different in the suburbs. It is a place
where people can grow as individu-
als and join together as a commu-
nity. It's a place where you can walk
to buy a carton of milk. Perhaps I'm
over-romanticizing this place; this
artificial city packed into the sub-
urbs and stopped short by the burst-
ing of the housing bubble. But on
this day, being overly romantic isn't
the worst thing. On this day, in this
place, it feels as though .,ii.,lii;i is
A few hours passed and the co-
workers left to return to their real
world of cubicles and voicemail
messages. It was time for me to
leave, too. I returned to the traf-
fic, stoplights and freeways of the
suburbs to make my way down the
winding roads of subdivisions to-
ward my home. Crashing from the
over-caffeinated high of the morn-
ing, I reveled in the peace that can be
found in places that needlessly end
with the letter "e. "Taking advantage,
I finished my work and then took a
nap in the peace and solitude.
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Dangers of Not Investigating and Treating Your Leg Veins: Failure of vein valves causes problems that are
more than just uncomfortable or unsightly. They can lead to problems that are dangerous, even life-threatening. These
can now be very effectively averted by modern vein treatment a simple ultrasound investigation and a simple, painless
office treatment! Delay will only allow your legs to worsen. Once valves have failed, the condition of the legs gradually
and progressively deteriorates.
Clots: Varicose veins are prone to inflammation with clots, i.e. phlebitis. The risk of deep vein clots is increased 400%
with superficial phlebitis. These are the type of blood clots that can kill you!
Cellulitus: Stasis Dermatitis is more than unsightly and uncomfortable. It is dangerous. The sickened skin can become
infected and lead to life threatening sepsis.
Medication Side Effects: Swollen ankles, night cramps/Charley horses, "secondary" restless leg symptoms, venous
stasis eczema and venous ulcers, are all often treated with temporizing, palliative medications. A lady with swollen
ankles from failed vein valves (and not from congestive failure or renal failure), does not have to increase her risk of
stroke and problems of potassium and other electrolyte loss by taking diuretics (eg. Lasix). She often only needs to have
a simple treatment to fix her veins. Similarly, risking, cramp meds, quinine, Requip, sleep medications, prolonged topical
steroids, and prolonged wound care medications and others for the conditions above is, with modern vein treatments,
often unnecessary and foolish.
The Domino Effect: People whose legs hurt or feel extraordinarily "tired" are not as active. This inactivity leads to
increased weight and decreased cardiovascular health. People with nocturnal cramping (night cramps, Charley horses
and a variety of "secondary" restless symptoms) are often sleep deprived. People with unsightly legs often have a dimin-
ished quality of life...they no longer go to the beach and they stay inside more because walking about all covered up in
Florida heat is difficult.
Deterioration: Vein problems usually begin very gradually. Your mother or father's terrible legs began with just a few
thin spider veins perhaps and a little aching. Early detection of failed valves by ultrasound is very simple and treatment
is painless. These are key to preventing escalating future problems. Act now. This is a continually deteriorating condition
until treated...What ARE you waiting for?!
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H alloween is a great holiday for kids of
all ages. You have a license to dress up,
drape your house in creepy adornments,
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purposefully try to scare your friends and
family, and delight the neighborhood kids
with fistfuls of free candy. Halloween is the
one time of the year you have the pleasure of
eating candy corn; of pulling slimy innards
from a pumpkin and roasting its seeds
afterwards; and of throwing a costume party
to exercise your creative genius.
If you are celebrating the season, the
following recipe will appeal to your inner
child since it includes both candy corn and
popcorn! Popcorn is another fall favorite, so
well loved that October is officially National
Popcorn Poppin' Month. Now's the perfect
time to join your fellow Americans in
consuming some 16 billion quarts of natural,
whole grain popcorn this year.
We've conjured up the spirit of Halloween
past with this recipe for Halloween Heaven.
Reminiscent of the popcorn ball-a onetime
Halloween staple-this recipe builds on the
basic marshmallow and popcorn structure
by adding peanut butter for a little flavor and
protein kick and then just the right amount
of candy corn for holiday pizzazz.
8 cups air-popped popcorn
7 ounces marshmallow cream
1/2 cup reduced fat peanut butter
1 cup candy corn
* Combine marshmallow cream and peanut
butter in a large bowl; mix until smooth.
* Stir in popcorn and candy corn and mix
until coated evenly.
* Drop by heaping spoonfuls on wax paper
or non-stick surface and allow to cool.
Store in airtight container.
Haunted Popcorn Hands
Looking for a quick, healthful alternative
to handing out candy this year? Try your
hand at creating these festive treats featuring
healthful, whole grain popcorn.
Clear polyethylene food service gloves
Ribbon or yarn
* Place 1-3 pieces of candy corn at the
end of each finger (depending on size
of glove), pointy side first, to make
fingernails. Fill the glove with popcorn
and tie it off with ribbon or yarn.
For more simple and tasty popcorn recipes, visit www.popcorn.org
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18th Annual Haunted Woods Event
Hillsborough River State Park, October 22 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. This
annual event has been a favorite unique outdoor haunted attraction for
18 years. It features a spooky guided trail through the woods after dark
with strange and scary things that may make you scream (NOT for small
children). For those more cautious family members, there will be a fun
harvest celebration including costume contests, children's activities,
and tram rides (Saturday night only) through the Halloween decorated
In order to participate in this event you must have the ability to follow
visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of
a companion; must be able to withstand exposure to the outdoors for up
to one hour; and must have the ability to traverse uneven and unstable
terrain independently or with the assistance of a companion for up to 1/2
mile in low light conditions.
Fee is $5 per person. Children ages 5 and under are free. Hillsbor-
ough River State Park is located at 15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa,
Florida 33592, 813-987-6771. http://floridastateparks.org.
13th Annual Mystery Map Event
October 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Manatee River State Park. The
Mystery Map Event is fun for horse riders and hikers of all ages. Each
participant is given a map of a trail to follow. Along the trail there will
be theme activities to complete. A mystery person has been timed on
the trail and the person who completes the trail in the time closest to the
mystery person wins. All pro-
ceeds benefit projects within the
park. The park is located at 215
Lightfoot Road, Wimauma, FL
33598. Donation is $20 per per-
son which includes lunch. Call
813-677-9291 or visit www.
for more information. Proof of
negative coggins required.
Mitch" Tran agent
Since the beginning of Postcards several months ago, I think I've only managed to stump Bill and Mar-
gie Galbreath once. Last week was not that time. Bill and Margie (great to hear from you and thanks for
the kind words!) were the only people to recognize last week's photo of Jose Marti Park at the corner
of 8th Avenue and 13th Street in Ybor City. Supposedly, it is land that remains in Cuban ownership.
Certainly, that makes for an interesting scenario. The park is only
open during select hours, but it does indeed open. To the best of
my knowledge, there is no picnic table but it is certainly worth a
visit. This week we have a classic Florida Postcard from a different
era. Yes, the room rate is $35 this photo was just shot last week.
Here's what is perhaps the best part: it's for sale! You can own your
own piece of Americana (or would that be Floridacana?). Where is
this place? Send your best guess to email@example.com or
mail to 210 Woodland Estates Blvd., Ruskin, FL, 33570. I'm sure
they'll leave the lights on for you.
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By: Dana Dittmar, Executive Director
SCC Chamber News
Americans have spent literally
millions of dollars in a vain at-
tempt to achieve an elusive state
of consciousness known as "orga-
nization." Companies such as Day
lin Covey, and
tempt us with
all types of dai-
ly minders and
You, Me & signed to make
Business sure we never
By Dana Dittmar miss a meeting
or overbook an
Now, of course, the trend is to use
your smart phone to keep your
schedule, but I'm always a year or
two behind the technology curve.
Give me something on paper and
Yes, I have a monthly planner.
I admit I couldn't function with-
out it. But the key to making the
monthly planner work is the cheap-
est organizational tool there is, and
the one trick I have to at least ap-
pear "organized." A set of multi-
colored pens. That's it. That's as
high tech as I get. And they work.
When I look at the month of
October, I can easily find the date
for our Member Luncheon, be-
cause it's written in orange ink.
So is the monthly Sun City Cen-
ter Forum luncheon and the South
Shore Business Alliance network-
ing event I want to attend. Social
functions such as dinner plans,
weddings and football games are
always in blue. My hair appoint-
ments, doctor visits and exercise
classes are in green. Business
meetings with Chamber Chairman
John Luper, our CPA or the printer
are in black. Special days like
national holidays, anniversaries,
birthdays and the beginning of
Daylight Savings Time are always
in hot pink. Anything financial,
such as paydays and when the car
insurance will be deducted are in
This may sound elementary, but
in reality, it works because of its
simplicity. I just look for the color
I need and I can easily cut through
the plethora of notes and find the
one item I'm looking for. Mom al-
ways said to keep it simple.
Some day I'm sure I'll start us-
ing the smart phone. After all, I
did finally get email a couple of
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At Home Auto Care, Inc.
2003 S US Highway 41 Ruskin, Fl. 33570
We Are a AAA Approved Auto Repair Center
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mail for Heroes'
The dental office of Zamikoff,
Klement, Jungman, Varga and
Halcomb is collecting holiday
cards as part
of the "Holi-
and Pitney Bowes. The program
provides holiday cards to our
American service members, their
families and veterans around the
Cards may be mailed or dropped
off at their office located at 703
Del Webb Blvd. West, Suite B,
Sun City Center, 33573. The dead-
line for receiving cards is Dec. 1.
All cards must be signed. Please
use generic salutations such as
"Dear Service Member." Do not
include personal information like
e-mail or home addresses. Please
do not send letters. Do not include
inserts of any kind including pho-
tos, glitter, confetti, gift cards or
Cards do not need to be in enve-
lopes and do not need postage.
All cards will be mailed to Pit-
ney Bowes for collection and
screening and reviewed by Red
Cross volunteers who then deliver
the greetings to service men and
women in their communities.
Drs. Zamikoff, Klement, Jung-
man, Varga, Halcomb and staff are
pleased to be a part of this won-
derful program to lift the spirits
of those who have served and are
serving our country in the Armed
Advanced Chiropractor adds new
service to practice
Dr. Rich Rogan will now be seeing patients at Advanced Chiroprac-
tic in Ruskin. Dr. Rogan has been in practice for 13 years. He like his
wife Dr. Heather Haverfield focus on wellness care for all ages and is
trained in Standard Process, Activator light adjusting, Palmer, Drop and
hands on technique. Advanced Chiropractic has added a new service to
the practice to help patients look younger without the risk of surgery.
This is an all natural face lift that takes 45 minutes and has no down
time. Dr. Rogan is covering the practice while Dr. Heather Haverfield is
out on maternity leave awaiting the arrival of their daughter. Advanced
Chiropractic is located at 110 West Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL. www.
RuskinChiropractor.com. For more information, call (813) 841-1118.
Caloosa C.C. Men's
Sept 16, Bill Devine Group Win-
ners; Two Best Balls, Eight 3-man
Teams (2 Proxies)
First Place, -16, Gene Johnson,
Ron Kemmeling, Charles Reeve.
Second Place, -14,
Joe Birnbaum, Dick Wills, Roy
Third Place, -13,
John McDougall, Bob Quinn.
Golf Scores -
Hogans Golf Club
9/17, Course: Imperial Lake-
woods, Play: Lo-Net
1st: Art Swallow, 72 (4 skins)
2nd : Bill Poirier, 79
3rd : Gene Terry, 82
Reservations are required to
play with the Hogans.
or visit http://hogans-golf.com/
The Club is open to all Sun City
Center and Kings Point residents
and their guests.
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By: Nancy Porter- Thal
We all wear one; an emotional
calculator that becomes our sa-
cred totem for measuring thoughts.
The purpose of having one is to
evaluate the rude, thoughtless, dis-
ingenuous, crass people we encounter
daily. Some evaluations are classified
and ranked immediately, while others
are sent to the noodle to spin around in
loops of anger. Emotional calculators are
so hi- tech they can store judgments, opin-
ions, expectations and general criticism in a
simple pendant worn around the neck or on
a sleeve. It gives off zonkss" when your emo-
tions have been jarred. You can calibrate the
zonkss" to measure infractions from 1-10. On
one, it zonks softly and then gets progressively
louder with the intensity of each emotional read-
ing. Super sensitive people probably should set
the calculator at a lower calibration; maybe one.
You might ask why people need emotional cal-
culators. Actually, we're born with them. Of course,
they are as different as each individual who carries
one and they remain with us for as long as we have
feelings. The emotional calculators, like cars, have to
have periodic overhauls. Rude behavior at age 5 might
be okay at age 65. What we used to think was thought-
lessness at age 25, might be considered as "halfzeimers"
at age 70. Although we might act politically or socially cor-
rect, our emotional calculators know the real truths about
what we're thinking and feeling, often causing a little confu-
sion and unexpected bingingg" with the zonkingg."
No matter how we try, our emotional calculators always
give us a clear, concise bottom line message of where we are in
the feeling range. We face rude, thoughtless, disingenuous and
crass people every day in a myriad of interactions. We might have
a smile on our face and say the appropriate things but our emo-
tional calculator is observing, sorting, plotting and deciding if we
want to engage in a challenge or simply ignore a person or situation.
The zonkk" meter however, always alerts us to our real truths. Listen
and learn from your emotional calculator. It will give you a lifetime of
judging, classifying and clutter free zonkingg."
Sessums Elementary Terrific Kids
Terrific Kids for the month of September are: Eduardo Rammirez,
Sa'vion Russ, Madison Carney, Chloe Law, Bobby Warren, Siya Patel,
Ella Valenti, Keoni Denny, Alexis Bennett, Alexandra King, Hailey Ro-
driguez, Harry "Fisher" Weeks, Layla Murphy, Howard Mauller, Landon
Morales, Kyle Coffie, Kirsten Halley, Kanndy Ledesma, Johan Gales,
Keeli Pressly, Josalyn Lieberman, Janice Correa
Rodriguez, Karolena Camacho, Grace Stalker,
Chloe Calloway, Joseph "Jax" Robson, Mack-
enzie McLendon, Khareema Hussain, Jocelyn
Hunt, Tamia Lindgren, MacKenzie Weeks,
Imani Killings, Shane Reimann, Anthony Lo-
pez, Justin Vandeyar, Jameela Hussain, Bailey O'Donnell, Mark Mindov,
Sean Bonafe, David Maloney, Alexa Herrera, Eden Grasa, Jessica Cilmi,
Jaali Jose, Grethel Rodriguez, Ariana Borrero, Jake Eatman, Katelyn
Andux, Gillian Combs, Druv Patel, Sa'Niyah Murray, Miit Patel, Rikki
Champagne, Temetres King, Gabby Castro, Lismag Rosario-Santos, Al-
yia Morris, Rikki Champagne, Sierra Ascraft, Naylianna Mateen, Laur-
isha Hursh, Lindsey Kipp, Camille Grall, Joniah Cannon, Jason Vande-
yar, Lashawntis Campbell
South Hillsborough Elks Lodge
#2672's Upcoming Activities
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, Bar Bingo, Wii
games available all evening till closing.
Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all
Elks and their guests from 5 7 p.m. Karaoke by 1 lsa
Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17 Welcome Back Pot Luck
starting at 4 p.m., music will be provided.
Saturday, Oct. 23 ENF Country Western Dinner Dance $10 for
all Elks and their guests Menu Ham Dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Danc-
ing to Swamp Stompin Entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 25 Poor Man's Dinner for all Elks and their guests.
5 p.m., $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Menu Swiss Steak.
OCTOBER 14, 2010
Curves waives membership fee for breast
cancer awareness month
According to statistics from the
American Cancer Society, ap-
proximately 207,000 new cases
of breast cancer will be diagnosed
in the U.S. this year. That's over
17,000 cases in October alone. And
sadly, more than 3,300 women will
lose their lives to this disease in
October as well. But these aren't
just numbers. These are our moth-
ers, sisters, daughters, friends.
In response, Curves has taken a
leadership role in the fight against
As part of Curves of Apollo
Beach mission to strengthen wom-
en and in recognition of Breast
Cancer Awareness Month, the
women's fitness center is waiving
the joining fee for new members
who show proof of a recent mam-
mogram or make a $25 donation
to the American Cancer Society.
Since only about 5-10 percent of
breast cancers are hereditary, it's
all about prevention.
"Early detection saves lives,"
said Peggy, Curves of Apollo
Beach owner. "There's so much
you can do to significantly reduce
your risk of getting breast cancer.
These include eating a nutritious
diet, getting regular exercise, and
maintaining a healthy weight.
And then there are annual
doctor visits and monthly
breast self exam."
According to world-re-
nownedbreast cancer surgeon
Dr. Ernie Bodai, more than
95 percent of women whose
breast cancer is caught in its
earliest stages will be healthy
and disease-free five years
after their diagnosis and treatment.
And, women themselves, through
breast self examination, find 80
percent of breast cancers not dis-
covered by mammography.
Club members may also purchase
a ribbon at the club "in memory of'
or "in honor of" a friend or family
member who has been affected by,
or lost to, the disease, with all pro-
ceeds going directly to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.
"Researchers know that physi-
cal activity in the form of exercise
reduces breast cancer risk," says
Peggy. "I encourage
every woman in the
Apollo Beach area to
come in to pick up our
Breast Cancer Aware-
ness Fact Sheets, and
learn about how exer-
cising just three times
a week at Curves can
help reduce your risk
of developing this
For more information about ac-
tivities in support of Breast Cancer
Awareness Month and to learn how
to exercise good breast health, call
Peggy or Rosemary at Curves of
Apollo Beach at (813) 645-0909.
Finally, answers to your Medicaid questions.
Free Medicaid Information Seminar
Tuesday, October 19 2 p.m.
South Shore Regional Library
15816 Beth Shields Way
(off 19th Avenue NE)
Please call Rachel for more information at 800-823-5571
SFind out the legal way to avoid being
impoverished by nursing home costs.
* Learn how to save your assets, your house, car,
and way of life and still obtain long-term nursing
* Easy to understand explanations of how Medicaid
works by elder law attorney Sean W. Scott, Esq.
* New, up-to-date information for 2010, includes the
most recent federal Medicaid law changes.
Elder Law Attorney
3233 East Bay Drive largo Florida e 33771
727 *539 0181
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should
not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you
decide, ask us to send you free written information about
our qualifications and experience.
MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY
& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER
Jeffrey V. Moffett, D.M.D., P.A.
Big Bend Professional Park
13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579
Hours: Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Most Insurance Accepted
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Saturday, Oct. 23
1 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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t37 137 and 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.
S-Sun City Center
To help combat identity theft and promote recycling, Cotter Financial is pleased to host our third
annual Shred-A-Thon. So gather your unwanted records and papers
and join us on Saturday, October 23rd.
* Prevent identity theft. Shred unwanted documents clean out clutter
* Protect personal information while protecting the environment
* On-site industrial shredding truck with monitor lets you watch your papers being shredded
* Shred-A-Thon is sponsored as a community service by Cotter Financial, LLC
For information, please call 634-2000
An Important FREE Briefing for Those Trying to Stay Retired
An Important FREE Briefing for Those Trying to Stay Retired
Many are finding it challenging to maintain income with today's
one-two punch of low interest rates and market volatility. Certified
Financial Planner Gary Cotter offers ideas on ways to achieve
dependable income sources based on common sense concepts and
the latest investment research. This is a program you won't want to
miss. You'll come away with sensible, fresh ideas you can use.
Tuesday, October 26,2010
The Golf Club at Cypress Creek
Light refreshments served
Call 634-2000 for reservations
No financial products are sold at our briefings.
YOUR MONEY. YOUR LIFE.
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Week of October 17 to 23
Expressive Artists and Teen Cartooning
Monday, Oct. 18 1 to 2 p.m.
For ages 10 and up. Explore the techniques of 'Manga'
cartooning with Art Instructor Leah Lopez. Limit 20.
Register at the Information Desk or call 273-3652.
File Storage Devices
Monday, Oct. 18 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn to save files to portable media devices.
Downloading Digital Media*
Monday, Oct. 18 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Learn to transfer media from CDs, digital cameras,
or scanners to your PC.
Tuesday, Oct. 19 10:05 to 10:25 am., 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
For ages 2-3 years with a caregiver. Stories, finger plays and songs.
Tuesday, Oct. 19 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 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.
Teen Art Club "Altered Books"
Tuesday, Oct. 19 5 to 6 p.m.
Come after school to enjoy this fun Teen Art Club and explore the
many possibilities of an 'Altered Book.' Art Educator Brenda Eastep
will teach. Limit 20. Register at the Information Desk or call 273-3652.
Co-Sponsored by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library.
The Golf Club at Cypres Creek
1011 Cypress Village Blvd. Ruskin
FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
"Don'tjust go out to eat...come and dine at Cypress Creek"
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Serving: Tuesday till 4 p.m.
Wed. Sat. 11 a.m. to Close
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Do you suffer from
Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)?
You may be eligible to participate in a clinical research
study to test an investigational drug for the relief of pain
in people with PHN. You may be eligible if you:
Have been diagnosed with shingles over 6 months
ago and still have pain
Are 18 to 80 years old
If eligible, you will receive at no cost:
* Study-related physical examinations
* Study-related medications
* Study-related laboratory tests
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Tuesday, Oct. 19 6 to 7 p.m.
Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and
keyboarding skills are recommended.
E-Mail: Attachments and Address Books*
Tuesday, Oct. 19 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Learn about sending attachments and creating address books.
Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 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.
Adult Colored-Pencil Class
Wednesday, Oct. 20 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Join well known Artist, Melissa Miller-Nece, and create a project with
colored pencils. Students will learn about blending, color, and other
colored pencil techniques. Registration required.
Call 273-3652 or visit the Information Desk at the Library.
PowerPoint: Effects and Transitions*
Thursday, Oct. 21 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Learn about adding effects and transitions to your presentation.
Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended.
Word: Mail Merge*
Thursday, Oct. 21 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Discover an easy way to send your letter to multiple people using Mail
Merge. Previous experience with Microsoft Word recommended.
Thursday, Oct. 21 2 to 3:15 p.m.
A discussion of the Ernest Hemingway classic,
'Death in the Afternoon,' presented by John Bostick.
Thursday, Oct. 21 7 to 7:30 p.m.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading a family affair.
Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy
for stories, songs and activities during this 30-minute program.
Saturday, Oct. 23
10:30 a.m. to noon
Teens and 'Expressive Artists,'
ages 10 and up, will create Artist
Trading Cards and then have
some fun trading their cards.
Art educator, Brenda Eastep, will
teach this class. Limit 20. Register
at the Information Desk or call
Saturday, Oct. 23 4 p.m.
Botany enthusiast, Tanja Dieder-
ich, teaches you the best tech-
niques for keeping your car-
nivorous plants alive and healthy
along with tips for growing more
*Registration in person required
no earlier than one hour prior to
the start of the program.
Interested 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.
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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at the office of
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FWC covers 'Wounded
Warriors,' hook, line and sinker
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has
teamed up once again with the "Wounded Warrior Project" to recognize
the service of our nation's injured war veterans. FWC Chairman Rodney
Barreto presented two war veterans with three-day fishing licenses do-
nated by FWC staff and promotional packages containing items donated
by the freshwater fishing industry.
'The FWC wishes to thank our service men and women for the con-
tributions they have made to our freedom," Barreto said. "By partnering
with the WWP, we are helping these vets experience some of the best
bass fishing in the world."
The FWC's Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management (DFFM)
provided the promotional packages, which include tackle samples, fish-
ing publications and discount coupons. Additionally, the veterans re-
ceived a free "Get Outdoors Florida!" t-shirt. "Get Outdoors Florida!"
is an ongoing campaign highlighting the health and social benefits of
fishing and other types of nature-based recreation.
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Ruskin bees aren't killers
Ken Stack, a Bay area bee expert, discusses how he will safely remove the bees from an Australian pine
tree at Lone Pine RV Park. The swarm is in the tree just feet above him.
Iraq war veteran Brian Whitaker (left), professional fishing guide
Mark Shepard and FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto on Lake Okeecho-
bee. The FWC has teamed up once again with the "Wounded Warrior
Project" to honor injured war veterans and introduce them to some
of Florida's finest freshwater fishing.
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Complimentary to the public with a tour. Traditional German
I Cuisine and beer along with entertainment! Don't miss this I
1 fun event! Be sure to RSVP.
A 4^ Tues., Oct. 19 3-5 p.m. "The Latest Innovations in Joint
m Replacement Surgery" Join Edward Stolarski, MD, Board
Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and International Surgeon Educator
for the Anterior Approach, specializing in hip and knee replacements with
Sa focus on rapid recovery. Brought to you by Help At Home Homecare.
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g from Bayshore Geriatric Solutions, Inc. for our Alzheimer's Association m
SCaregiver Support Group. This month, our guest speaker will be Eileen
Poiley, Director of Education at USF's Alzheimer's Center who will present
"Successful Caregiver Tips"alzheimer'it association
SWed., Oct. 20 10-11 a.m. Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public!
SJoin Sun Towers Outpatient Rehabilitation Center with Trivia Richardson
1 who holds her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Jeanette Craig who is a I
g Certified Occupational Therapist. Both therapists have advanced training
in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy
exercise. This class will be offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each
month. Number of guests limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible!
SWed., Oct. 20 2:30-4 p.m. Parkinson's Support Group Marcia A.
SMcCall, M.T.S Coordinator of Research Department of Neurology College I
I of Medicine USF will be here for our first Parkinson's support group. If you I
I are a patient or caregiver to a Parkinson's patient, this group is for you. I
I Thurs., Oct. 21 10-11 a.m. "The Role of theAreaAgency onAging" I
Find out what information and resources are available for older adults.
Presented by Patricia Henderson of the West Central Florida Area Agency
on Aging, Inc.
STues., Oct. 26 9:30-11 a.m. Seniors and the Health Care Reform
SBill Sponsored by Right at Home In-Home Care. Receive insight into the
I effect of the Health Care Bill including pending litigation and tax issues, I
I upcoming changes in Medicare, prescription coverage, and the Bill's effects
on hospital services. By Sharon Roush, CEO of SouthBay Hospital.
Thurs., Oct. 28 10-11 a.m. Be sure to attend this informative chat as South
Bay Hospital presents information on medication safety, the importance of
updating medication records and why it's vital to ER physicians.
SThurs., Oct. 28 2:30-4 p.m. EdmondDubreuilMSW, RCSWImental
Health professional will join us for our first support group for those suffering
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RUSKIN According to Ken
Stack, a bee expert from the Quail
Hollow Bee Farm, thousands of
bees that have swarmed a tree at
the Lone Pine RV Park in Ruskin
are not of the killer variety; they
are just simple honey bees return-
ing to a place they once called
"Somewhere out there is a larg-
er hive and they just outgrew it,"
Stack said. 'They found this place
Dr. Robert A. Norman
Board Certified Dermatologist
before they came here through a
scouting party. The bees have been
here before. They knew about this
place. The resin they coated the
chamber with years before was
like an invisible vacancy sign."
Park manager Dennis Courtway
confirmed Stack's suspicion, say-
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planation on the cycle of bees,
and how they made this home and
how eventually they would leave
on their own accord to find a new
home; but Dennis had another sug-
"I just want to get rid of them,"
he said. "If you don't mind."
Stack feels he can easily trans-
port the swarm to another location
without harming them or the tree.
He will basically create a one-way
door from the nest into a chamber
that will capture the bees. They
will then be provided to area bee-
keepers. Stack is frequently the
first person to take calls for help
from government organizations
and from neighborhood groups
spooked by bees. He isn't worried
about them he has done this be-
'Whenever you want to get start-
ed is fine with me," Courtway told
Stack with a chuckle.
OCTOBER 14, 2010
8B OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER
Senior singles make
friends, enjoy activities
Most clubs are formed so people
with similar interests can find each
other and meet on a regular basis
to share whatever it is they have in
Whether it's acting, painting or
making quilts, having
friends with similar in-
terests is fun, and many
friendships are formed
within these groups that
lead to doing things
together outside the
But when most people Over
hear the words "singles Coffe
group" they automati- By Penn)
cally think of dating. So penny@obs
people who aren't nec-
essarily looking for someone to
date, partner with or marry often
don't read past the first line.
The fact is that not everyone who
wants to go places with another
person is looking for a partner, or
even a date. Some people just want
to make new friends with others
who enjoy the same activities.
Whether you're looking for new
friends with common interests,
new activities, or a date, if you're
an active 50-plus you're invited to
the inaugural meeting of the South
Shore Alley Katz Senior Singles
Bash Oct. 17 beginning at 4:30.
Located at 10221 Big Bend
Road, Riverview, the Alley at
South Shore seemed the perfect
place to host such a group to its
founder, Alice Penney, a semi-
retired realtor from Kansas City,
Mo., because there are many dif-
ferent rooms and places to go once
you get inside.
'This way it won't be intimidat-
ing," Alice said when we met last
week. "When you come in, you'll
get a name tag and be able to go
to the big screen televisions, bar,
bowling alley, or any number of
Alice and her friend Patti DeLost
are working with the Alley's direc-
tor of events Therese Monaghan to
see that all goes smoothly for the
"I've seen a lot of similar things
in Sun City Center," said Alice
(who lives in Sun City Center).
"But South County is more than
Sun City Center. There are a lot of
people in Riverview, Gibsonton,
Ruskin, Apollo Beach and other
areas that don't go to Brandon
and Tampa for activities. I think
this kind of club will give them a
chance to know who's who, and
who likes the same things they
Patti agreed. "If they want to
form friendships and meet outside
the club, that's what we're aiming
Therese has made it easy for
people who want to remember
someone else's name and get their
phone number. She's
Sprinted up cards with
cat eyes and whiskers
with a line for a name,
telephone number and
"We'll give everyone
some of these blank
cards and that way if
they meet someone
Fletcher they might want to con-
ernews.net tact later, it will make it
easy for them," Ther-
ese said. "The eyes and whiskers
on the card will jog their memory.
You know how when you pull a
business card out of your pocket
you'll wonder where it was you
met this person. Well, with these,
you won't have to wonder and
you' 11 be more likely to remember
why you kept it." Therese M
The Alley is used to hosting Patti DeLc
groups of all ages, and Therese, a senior's
whose husband also works there Bash. Not
as night manager, says she's going shooting
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to make it as easy as she can for new club i
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lonaghan, right, director of events at The Alley at South Shore, shows Alice Penney and
ost some of the games in the arcade portion of the facility. Penney and DeLost are forming
singles event club starting Oct. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Alley, called Alley Katz Senior Singles
a dating club, Alley Katz will concentrate on singles doing things together, including bowling,
pool or having a meal
k. The purpose of the
s for adults over 55 to
friendships with peo-
ave things in common
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VIP area (private bowling lanes
for parties) two pool tables and a
couple of the 8-foot-by-8-foot TV
screens for the group's use."
The facility will be open to the
public while the group meets, as
it is when booked by civic or re-
ligious groups or for parties, she
said. "The name tags will make it
evident who is here with the Alley
Katz even though they won't be
confined to any specific area."
People won't be left to their own
devices when they walk in, Alice
said. "We're working on some
Some of them concern pre-made
questions that will be printed and
handed out to each participant to
see how many different answers
they can get.
Music from several eras will be
featured for dancing, and two hours
of bowling will be available.
"Whether you're divorced, wid-
owed or have never been married,
just come and see what happens,"
Patti said. "It's going to be a lot of
The club's founders are hoping
people will make friendships that
carry outside the club which plans
to meet once a month. It won't
meet in November though, be-
cause special plans are being made
for a December holiday party.
The cost (each time you go) will
be $20 per person, which will in-
clude all activities, and the first
beer or glass of wine or soda.
To find out more, call Alice Pen-
ney at 216-577-2278 or email Ther-
ese at Therese@funatthealley.com.
*Perhaps you have something
you' like to share. Ormaybe you' d
rather tell the community about
your favorite charity or cause: or
sound off about something you
think needs change. That's what
"Over Coffee" is about. It really
doesn't matter whether we actually
drink any coffee or not (although I
probably will). It's what you have
to say that's important. E-mail me
any time at penny@observernews.
net and suggest a meeting place.
No matter what's going on, I'm
usually available to share just one
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Create Halloween memories
that will last a lifetime
(Family Features) While candy
is certainly the treat du jour dur-
ing Halloween, why not share a
spooky and sweet treat with the
special kids in your life that will
last a lifetime and won't rot
their little teeth?
This Halloween, parents, grand-
Trick or treat
Instead of going door-to-
door this Halloween, take
your kids trick or treating
the Florida Aquarium Oct.
24, 4 to 8 p.m. Children
under 12 in costumes
- get in for just $2! There
will be children's activities
and a sea of free candy
in a fun, safe setting. The
Aquarium is located at 701
Channelside Drive, Tampa,
Florida 33602, open daily
9:30 am to 5:00 p.m. For
more information call (813)
273-4000 or visit www.
childrensboard.org or www.
parents and their little ghosts and
goblins can participate in a new
Halloween activity that can be
re-lived every day of the year -
reading and recording their voices
in Hallmark's new Recordable
Storybook "We're Not Scared of
Hallmark Recordable Story-
books feature an exclusive voice
capture technology that records
the reader's voice, which is then
captured within pages of the book.
When a page is turned, the Re-
cordable Storybook automatically
plays the text on that page in the
Though Halloween's thrills and
chills are all in good fun, kids may
still be a little scared of things that
go bump in the night once the cos-
tumes are put away and the candy
is all gone. "We're Not Scared of
Anything" is designed to help ad-
dress and calm these fears by put-
ting the child in the shoes of a pint-
For more information, visit www.
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Local grower recipient of statewide Environmental Leadership Award
DAYTONA BEACH Flor-
ida Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson will present
awards to three agricultural opera-
tions in recognition of their lead-
ership in protecting and enhancing
the environment. The 2010 Com-
mental Leadership Awards will
be presented during the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation's annual
meeting in Daytona Beach Friday,
October 15. The awards program
is now in its 17th year and has rec-
ognized a total of 52 winners.
"The Ag-Environmental Lead-
ership Award program -p.I" 'i.- i
the innovative farming practices
of our state's growers and ranch-
ers," Bronson said. "Nominees
for the award come from differ-
ent parts of Florida's agricultural
industry, and all share a commit-
ment to protecting and preserving
Florida's natural resources while
continuing to provide food and
other agricultural products for so-
This year's winners are: Saturi-
wa Conservation Area, in Elkton;
3 Boys Farm in Ruskin; and Arap-
aho Citrus Management, Inc., in
Nominations for the annual
award are received by the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services. The winners
are then chosen by a selection
committee made up of represen-
tatives from The Nature Conser-
vancy, the state's Water Manage-
ment Districts, the Florida Farm
Bureau, the Florida Cattlemen's
Association, the Florida Dairy As-
sociation, the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection, the
Florida Fruit and Vegetable As-
sociation, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, Florida's Soil and Water
Conservation Districts, Florida
Citrus Mutual, the Florida For-
estry Association, and the Florida
Nursery, Growers and Landscape
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acre 3 Boys Farm in Ruskin has in-
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collecting rainwater in cisterns
isn't a new idea, the way in which
the farm uses the water is. Owner
Robert Tornello harvests it from
the roofs of his greenhouses to use
as a base for the hydroponic grow-
ing solution and in the greenhouse
cooling systems. The hydroponic
growing technique and green-
house climate control system al-
lows 3 Boys Farm to organically
grow any vegetable or herb year
round, a rare feat for a Florida
farm. Using rainwater reduces his
annual draw from the aquifer by
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Agriculture remains a strong profit sector in Hillsborough County
OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER 11 B
Agriculture continues to remain
strong in Hillsborough County,
even though some sections of the
economy are still on shaky ground.
The Hillsborough County Agricul-
ture Industry Development Program
and the County's Extension Service
have released the agriculture sales
and acreage estimates for 2009.
According to the data, the 2009
sales estimate of Hillsborough
County agriculture products is al-
most $778 million, down 3.1 per-
cent from 2008, with 243,388 acres
devoted to agriculture. Despite the
fact that the amount of farmland
has decreased 8.3 percent since
1997, the production value of the
land is up 57 percent because of the
increased farming of higher-value-
Hillsborough County covers more
than 1,000 square miles and 38 per-
cent of that is used for agricultural
Hillsborough ranks as the 4th
largest producer of agricultural
products in the state, and 59th out
of 3,076 counties in the United
States. Hillsborough County has
2,843 farms, the second most of any
county in Florida.
Hillsborough County produces
the most tropical fish and straw-
berries of all counties in the state.
Strawberries continue to be the
highest sales crop at $338,045,400
which is 43.5 percent of the Coun-
ty's total agricultural sales. Hills-
borough produces 90 percent of the
strawberries grown in Florida, and
nearly 11 percent of the strawber-
ries grown in the nation; 14 percent
of Florida's tomatoes and 5 percent
of the tomatoes grown in the U.S.;
85 percent of the state's tropical
The next highest sales crops after
Ornamental plants at second with
$144,554,342 accounting for 18.6
percent of annual sales.
Vegetable production at third at
$138,000,000 with 17.7 percent of
Aquaculture at fourth with
$28,518,750 and 3.7 percent of an-
Citrus at fifth with $21,583,789
accounting for 2.8 percent of an-
These five commodities together
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generate 86 percent of the agricul-
tural sales in the County, using only
16 percent of the total land area de-
voted to agriculture.
According to a 2005 study com-
pleted on behalf of the Hillsbor-
ough County Agriculture Industry
Development program, agriculture
production and its related business-
es in Hillsborough County generate
an economic impact of more than
$1.4 billion and employ more than
20,100 people with $293 million in
Local agriculture generates ad-
ditional local economic impact by
supporting related businesses such
as banking, real estate, transporta-
tion, packaging, equipment, seed,
agricultural suppliers and services,
and marketing firms.
For more information, contact
Stephen Gran, Hillsborough County
Agriculture Industry Development
Program at (813) 272-5506.
Editors note: These figures are for
the County's agricultural industry
in 2009, and do not reflect the ef-
fects of the freezes that occurred in
Dessie Mahoney 1st 72
Laura Horwath 2nd (tie) 74
Ruby Melnick 2nd (tie) 74
Betty Burke 3rd 76
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On left Col. James Shumway and on right Lt.Col Eugene Morris.
MOAA hosts Vietnam war pilot
Lt. Col. Eugene Morris, USAF (Ret) was the featured speaker at the
Sun City Center Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America
luncheon held on Oct. 6 at the Florida Room in the Sun City Center
North Side Atrium Building.
Col. Morris flew 302 combat missions over Southeast Asia, which in-
cluded Laos, North and South Viet Nam and Cambodia. His military
Awards included 2 silver stars, 2 Distin-
guished Flying Crosses and a Bronze Star.
He discussed the behind the scenes politi-
cal ramifications of decisions made during
the Viet Nam war that impacted negatively
on the ability of the U.S. to successfully
wage a winning strategy. The title of his
presentation was "The Politics of the Vietnam War as seen by an Air
Force fighter pilot."
BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES
EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine Onsite Open MRI
Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the
most respected and professional orthopedic
and sports medicine practices and
Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art
facilities allow us to specialize in sports
medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and
total joint replacements of hip, knee and
shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic
carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement,
complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and
foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring
atmosphere is in two convenient locations near
local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities
in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work
relentlessly to provide the best care possible
for every patient's unique orthopedic need.
Robert J. Maddalon, MD
John D. Okun, MD
Peter V. Lopez, MD
Steven M. Page, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons
Brandon Orthopedic Associates 1910 Haverford Avenue Suite 107
721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573
Brandon, FL 33511 (813) 633-0286
Phone: 813-684-3707 www.brandonorthopedics.com
Sun City Dental Center
Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S P.A.
General and cosmetic Dentistry
Our Lab Tech Has 38+ Years Experience
Same Day Relines and Repairs New Dentures and Partials
Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., PA., Practicing Dentistry for 23 Years
Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 38+ Years Experience
Refer 2 new patients and receive a $25 credit
toward your next visit.
Be sure to have your friend or family member mention your
name to receive the credit at time of scheduling.
Coupon must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum
fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay,
cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed
as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination
or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply.
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FALL FESTIVAL at
Brown's Grove Farm Market
Saturday & Sunday,
October 16-17 & October 22-23
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pumpkin Patch Hayride Crafts
BBQ Face Painting Pumpkin
Painting Live Music Pony Rides
Farm Fresh Produce
12255 Hwy. 301 N. Parrish
310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Almost New Thrift Store. 10008
Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off
US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,)
Wednesday thru Saturday, 9am-3pm.
Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry
First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-
0036 to donate
SCC 1601 Bentwood Drive. Friday
& Saturday. Oct. 15 6. 8am-2pm.
Huge garage sale. Something for
Saturday, Oct. 16th 8am-2pm. only.
Multi family. 1101 Bluewater SCC. Bar
stools, knickknacks, Papasan chair,
beer brewing kit, soda maker, gar-
den tools, linens, Arita china dishes,
Electronics games, luggage, tools,
Ijoy massage chair, picture frames,
n el ngdAttic
-n Thrift Store
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon
Sharp Dressed Kids Rule!
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
Also 'Secret Sale'
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
Ministry orrCalvary Lutheran Church
310 GARAGE /YARD SALE
Yard sale. Saturday, Oct. 16, 8am-
3pm. Household goods, clothing,
exercise bike, 2 love seats, misc. 2617
Gulf City Rd., Ruskin
United Methodist Drive-in thrift shop.
Opened Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm. 5601
16th Ave., East (Canal Rd) Palmetto.
Riverview. Osprey Run townhome
community. Saturday, Oct. 16. 8am-
3pm. (off US 301 & Bloomingdale
Ave.). Little bit of everything. Come
Model Home & Consigned Furniture
Apollo Beach Shopping Center
6024 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Apollo Beach
(next to Westshore Pizza)
[, LayawayAvailable *
Closed Tues., Wed. & Sunday
Street sale. Thursday /Friday, Oct.
14 & 15, ? Saturday. Furniture, tools,
jewelry, stuff. Follow signs 8am-?
Linger Lane SCC.
SCC Friday, Oct. 15, 8am-1 pm. 2027
S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Vibrating re-
cliner, books, women clothes, shoes,
bags, twin bed comforters & misc.
Saturday, indoor sale. 8am-noon.
Lots of stuff, new Alfred Dunner shirts.
Must sell, everything cheap. 733 Tor-
rey Pines, SCC.
Need a Sale?
Estate or moving. And our promise
to you, we make old thing look new
& new thing look newer. Sunshine
Estate. License & insured. 813-431-
5550 or 813-597-9965
Huge multi family yard sale. Thursday,
Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. 110 4th
St., NW, Ruskin. Lots of good stuff.
Yard sale. Dining set, recliner, bar
stools, toys, puzzles, bedding, lamps,
lots of misc. Friday /Saturday, 8am-
2pm. Weather permitting. 2201 W.
Lake Dr., Wimauma.
Yard sale. Saturday & Sunday. Oct.
16 & 17, 8am-2pm. Lots of misc. &
craft items. 3502 Paramount Place,
NOTICE OF SALE
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Vehicle ID 1J4GZ78YOSC551175
Located at Total Automotive Service, 616
U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin, FL 645-4632.
Lein on vehicle claiming an unpaid
balance for repair charges performed in
the cash sum of #3755.85.
This amount will be sufficient to redeem
vehicle at date of sale. This lein hereby
claimed by leinholder is subject to
enforcement pursuant to Sec. 713.585 of
the FL statutes.
Sale will be held July 24, 2010 at 10 a.m.
at Total Automotive, 616 U.S. Hwy. 41 S.,
The registered owner of vehicle or any
person claiming lein on vehicle has the
right to a hearing prior to sale by filing
a hearing date with the Circuit Court of
Registered owner has the right to recover
possession of vehicle by posting bond in
the amount hereby mentioned.
In accordance with the provisions of
Section 559917 of the FL statutes.
Any proceeds from sale of vehicle
remaining after payment of amount
claimed will be due at Total Automotive
and will be deposited with the Clerk of
the Circuit County for disposition.
312 ESTATE SALES
Anne's Estate Sales '
Golf Cart, Table w/Chairs & Matching China
Cabinet, Loveseat, Deskw/Chair, TVs, File
Cabinets, End Tables, Recliners, Sewing
Machine, lamps, Iadders, Tools, Vintage
Jewelry, Collectables, Silver Jewelry,
Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.
Your home will be staged for
best results. Working in
Sun City Center for 23 years.
Please feel free to call about
the sale or its contents.
or Eve: 633-1173
Let us get done in one day what it
takes the others guys a week to do.
We will pack-up and pick-up one room
or the entire house for a QUICK,
CALL BUTTERFIELD'S AUCTIONS
Butterfield Auctions AB2706/AU3549
312 ESTATE SALES
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Domestic & Foreign
14.5x or more
on SILVER COINS
(depending on market)
Call forprivate consultation or appointment
All transactions are strictly confidential
(813) 634-3816. cell (813) 503-4189
"Yourlocal dealer for over 20years"
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New & Gently Used Furniture
BUY & SELL
Daily Trips to SCC
6819 U.S. 301 S., Riverview
For sale. Sofa & chair, (Florida colors),
also blue sofa & loveseat. $175 each
set. Very good condition. You will
have to travel but worth it. Town &
Maytag freezer, 14.8 cu ft, like new
$125. Kenmore 3.6 cu ft compact
refrigerator $20. Stiffel table lamp.
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Ruskin, Florida 33570
OCTOBER 14, 2010
360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade.
Chargers, parts all related. Ronny's
Carts & Parts. 813-645-4515 or 813-
425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Spe-
cializing in outside storage for RVs,
boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.
Ramey's Business Park
RV & boat storage & heavy equip-
ment. 1/4 mile from Williams Park
boat ramp. 813-410-9607 or 813-
Your best Advertisin Buy!
The Observer News
1996 Buick Century
White, one owner, 81,000 miles,
no accidents, AC needs work, new
battery, burns no oil. $1,450. 813-
2008 Honda 750 Shadow Aero,
72,000 miles, windshield, highway
bar, floorboards. Red &White. Great
bike for women. Asking $5,500 obo.
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
* RUSKIN 3BR/2BA CONCRETE BLOCK
HOUSE, with screen porch & carport, tile
floors, good roof, nice lot. Inside needs
some TLC. $55,900.
DOUBLEWIDE HOME, with inside utility
room, carport and great shed/workshop.
Large lot with 2 driveways and extra
parking space for your boat or truck.
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE,
METICULOUSLY KEPT! Bright spacious
living area, built-in cabinets in dining room,
large MBR and MBA, inside utility, screen
porch & carport on one side, open
covered porch on other side, sheds, NEW
roof. Huge corner lot, no fees. $67,500.
Advertise in the newspaper
that your community is
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
2BR/2BA (split bedrooms), side entry garage, vaulted
ceilings, over 2000 sq. ft, familyroom and 37x12
enclosed lanai........................................ $187,500
SCC Worthington 3BR/2BA 2,500 sq. ft., solar
I. ..I I. .l i...l .,,,, cagedpatio........ $249,000
1BR/1.5BA............................... ..........$600/m month
2BR/2BA near clubhouse, furnished..... $600/month
2BR/2BA on Gloucester furnished ..........$700/month
3BR/2BA, 2car garage, pet area in KP Can be
rentedfurnished or unfurnished..............$900/month
560 M.H. ON LOTS
Mobile home for sale Eastwood
Mobile Home Park, Gibsonton. Call
565 M.H. IN PARKS
14ft wide mobile home on canal in
Hawaiian Isle RV Resort, Ruskin.
2br/lba, 2 lanai, carport. Close to
pool & club house. $23,000. 813-
Mobile home for sale in Ruskin.
2br/1ba, completed remodeled, large
Florida room, nice back patio, com-
pletely furnished. Move-in ready. Lot
rent is very reasonable. Call 231-386-
5758. $9,700 obo.
610 WATERFRONT RENTALS
The Dolphin House, Apollo Beach,
efficiency apartments on water. Boat
docking /fishing. Pool, laundry. $185
weekly, $185 deposit. No pets. 813-
611 HOUSES FOR RENT
SCC. 2br/2ba, 55+ community, clean,
close to shopping. Super quiet & safe
neighborhood $795 monthly. 813-
For rent. 1 bedroom house, between
Gibsonton & Apollo Beach. No pets.
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
House for rent. Ruskin. 4br/3ba/2cg.
2,080 sf, single level, extra large
living area, fenced backyard. Great
place to live. 423 E. Shell Point Rd.,
Ruskin. $1,250 monthly plus utilities.
Sun City Center. Remodelled 2,100 sf.
3br/2ba/2cg w/ patio, golf course w/
water. Designer extras. Petok. $1,000
S & R Properties
3, 2 & 1 bedrooms. No pets. Ruskin,
Gibsonton area. RV lots available
813-310-1888 or 813-849-1469
612 APTS. FOR RENT
For rent: Efficiency apartments.
Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-
677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-
Apollo Beach, fully furnished, 1 br/1 ba,
utilities & cable included. $700 month-
ly/deposit. Small pet OK. Dottie 813-
641-3153. Snowbirds welcome!
619 VILLAS FOR RENT
Kings Point 55+, 2br/2ba, newly reno-
vated, fully furnished, washer/dryer /
lanai. Within walk to main clubhouse.
Lease plus utilities. Call 813-677-
7512, leave message.
620 ROOMS FOR RENT
Room for rent in Ruskin. (country).
Private bath, plus utilities, small pet
ok. Call Tom 813-312-1974
Wimauma, want to live in a country
setting that's clean & quiet. No al-
cohol or drugs. $110 weekly, nicely
furnished room includes all utilities &
basic cable. 813-503-4592
630 M.H. RENTALS
For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home
near shopping center in Gibsonton.
813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-
One bedroom furnished, water &
electric included. $165 weekly, plus
security deposit. R & M Mobile Home
Park Gibsonton. 813-677-7509
2br/2ba private lot. South of Gibson-
ton, US 41. Call 813-927-2065
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.
Gibsonton/ Riverview area. (2) 2
bedroom mobile homes for rent.
Starting at $165 -$175 weekly, waste,
sewer, trash included. No pets. 813-
For rent. 1 bedroom trailer. Water,
electric included. Good for single or
couple. Private $125 wk. $250 moves
you in. 813-677-9691
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@
646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
Garage & mini storage rooms for rent.
Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton.
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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
Accounting, bookkeeping & consult-
ing services. Software & accounting
training. Cleanup & prare for year
end. QuickBooks Certified Proadvi-
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Quality housecleaning with integrity.
Call for free estimate. 7days a week.
Move-in, move-out, rentals
Flat rate $75, full clean
Affordable Moving & Trash Hauling.
Specializing in delivery /estate sales.
One piece or whole house. Loading
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DICKMAN Serving South Hillsborough
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RIVERFRONT RETREAT. Great spot on the Little Manatee is perfect setting for this
charming 1BR/1BA home with wide waterways providing breathtaking views and enviable
boating opportunities. Perfectly decorated and furnished. 1-car garage, dock, boatlift.
$219,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
FURNISHED: 1 or 2 BR duplex on small canal on W. Shell Pt. $700; $800. UNFURNISHED:
2BR Bahia Beach waterfront condo $900. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
NEW LISTING! 3BR/2BA DW home that has been extensively remodeled and updated.
Special features include: laminate floors in all rooms except the bathrooms which have
ceramic tile, master bath has double sinks, separate shower & garden tub, large bedrooms
with walk-in closets, extra large laundry room, huge walk-in pantry, new appliances, fenced
backyard & much more! Public boat ramp is just minutes away. $67,000 CALL ROXANNE
GREAT LOCATION!! 2BR/2BA 1-car garage home on .99 acre (MOL) with river frontage!
Beautiful setting with a wonderful view of the river. $185,000 CALL ROXANNE
WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672
UNLIMITED POTENTIAL!! Great commercial acreage located near Highway 41 in Ruskin
and close to planned shopping center. 3BR/1BA house with detached garage on 1.4 acres
(mol) $299,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
INVEST NOW, BUILD LATER! Great location on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house
amid huge oak trees, but value is in the land. 2.1 acres with SMU6 land use. Multiple possibili-
ties. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672
SPEND WINTER OR YEAR ROUND in this 2BR/2BA condo in Sun City Center. Close to the
clubhouse where activities abound. Peaceful and quiet on a dead end street. Community
heated pool, racquet ball, shuffleboard -- it's all there + security. Priced to sell at $32,900.
KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201.
WATERFRONT HOME! Beautiful calming water view, easy access to the bay. 3BR/2BA with
boat dock, storage, nice fruit trees and fireplace. Well maintained. Owner very motivated --
bring all offers!!! $210,000 CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-2225
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. Priced Right to Sell.
$175,000 CALL KATHY JACOBSON 624-2225
NEW RUSKIN LISTING, GREAT FOR FAMILY & KIDS! Beautiful 1.34 acre, fenced and
cleared, with 3BR/2BA (1995) doublewide and detached barn. Modern kitchen with NEW
cabinets, split BR plan, inside utility, large Fla-Room, BRAND NEW roof! All appliances stay,
including washer & dryer. $79,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
ONLY $42,500 FOR NEAT 2BR/2BA MOBILE-HOME on its own lot, across from golf course.
Split BR plan, repainted inside, new laminate floors & new carpet throughout, screen porch,
carport, shed, large oaks for shade. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
RUSKIN BEAUTIFUL ACRE LOT, OWNERS FINANCING: secluded, minutes to shopping &
hospital, lot has well & electric & Zoning for Mobile-H or house. $6,000 down, 6% interest.
Selling price: $54,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
BEAUTIFUL TREESY ACREAGE with great potential for development or building that
dream home you've waited for. Eleven acres m.o.l. in quiet area near new schools, public
library, community college and so much more. You'll love the pristine setting, clean air and
nature abounding. So much potential! Take a look today! Asking $550,000. JO ELLEN
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This 3BR/2BA home is perfectly placed on a corner lot
within walking distance to shopping, churches, schools and recreation. 80% remodeling
completed, only a little more to do. Bring your ideas and paint and finish it up. Great potential!
Wood cabinets, corian counters and much more! Asking $90,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY
SUN CITY CENTER BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY!!! 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. Enjoy all of the amenities that the community has to offer and live close to
shopping, restaurants, medical facilities and major highways. Priced to sell at $139,500!
CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
PRICE REDUCED!! Beautiful building lot in Ruskin situated on a quiet street with water
views. Close to schools, shopping and much, much more! The lot is 80 x 160 MOL and
utilities are available. Owner will consider financing -- call today for more details. $27,500
CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
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* Phase III Now Available!
* 2 Swimming Pools and a Clubhouse
* 3,4 and 5 Bedroms, 1 and 2 Garages
* Popular Ruskin Location
* USDA Self-Help Housing program -- help
build your home in exchange for a down
* No money down, easy to qualify
* Non-profit agency works for you
ire ,.( n Ii r,,ie homebuyrs under 80% of mBdianlinome. Call for devils.
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(Evening phone numbers)
Judy Erickson ................... 468-0288 Jim Grannon.......................
Claire Tort...................... 363-7250 Kenn Antonelli .....................
Kay Pye .............................. 361-3672 Kathy Jacobson .....................
Cathy Griggs .................. 391-8653 Jo Ellen Mobley.................
Christine Nethers .............. 260-6335 LaRae Regis...................
Roxanne Westbrook............ 748-2201
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710 LAWN CARE
M & C Mower Repair
Parts & service. Authorized warranty
center. Commercial & residential.
725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-
3226. Pickup & delivery &
Henry's Lawn Maintenance.
Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch,
tree service. Pressure wash-
ing. Monthly lawn maintenance.
Licensed & insured. Free estimates.
All You Need
We create outdoor living! Lawn re-
placement, sod installation, delivery,
landscaping & more. Free estimate.
714 TREE REMOVAL
& 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
Cedric Williams Tree Service/ profes-
sional landscaping. 20yr experience.
Quality work, reasonable rates, li-
censed & insured. Call Kathy 813-
645-9249 anytime (24hrs).
715 FILL DIRT/HAULING
Dozer & loader work, driveway &
septic fill, & shell hauled. Robert
Carver, 813-634-4962. Beeper 813-
Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert
sets, driveways, shell, crushed as-
phalt, concrete, fill dirt, excavating,
mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963
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