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November 11, 2010
THE OBSERVER NEWS
The last leg
is getting the
boat into the
water from the
days down the
then making it to
Part one of an Observer
News feature series
* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
CAMBRIDGE, MD The tem-
perature outside was falling into
the 30s. A brisk wind from the
Northwest gripped the rigging,
causing my sailboat to shudder.
The gust-induced rocking seeped
into the dreams of my semi-sleep
state, causing wild images and an
occasional note of fear. But I had
nothing to fear. There was no con-
cern about the wind; there was no
chance of waves breaking over
the deck. I wasn't standing reso-
lute to heavy weather as much as
I was simply enduring it. I was
tucked into the forepeak bed un-
der an electric blanket the deck
of the boat was 12 feet above the
ground. My sailboat is in a boat-
yard in Cambridge, Maryland, not
off at sea sailing through a dark and
Although Cambridge is only
1,000 miles from Tampa Bay, I
drove 3,200 miles to get here. Driv-
ing through snow showers from In-
diana to western Maryland on my
way to the boat made me question
my plans. Snow and boats do not
go together in my mind. Palm trees
and beaches, yes. Snow, no. The
See THE LAST LEG, page 18
MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO
President Woodrow Wilson
Declared November 11, 1919,
as Armistice Day saying, "To
us in America, the reflections
of Armistice Day will be
filled with lots of pride in the
heroism of those who died
in the country's service and
with gratitude for the victory,
both because of the thing
from which it has freed us and
because of the opportunity it
has given America to show
her sympathy with peace
and justice in the councils
of the nations." Now, nearly
a century later, there is no less
pride, no less heroism and no
less gratitude on what is today
known as Veterans Day. South
Hillsborough is blessed with
thousands of veterans serving
from World War II through the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Thank you, veterans, for your
service, your heroism and for
paying the price for our nation's
promise links between
government and governed
* By MELODY JAMESON
SOUTH COUNTY As both successful candidates and their con-
stituents here put the 2010 mid-term elections behind them, what
is the immediate outlook?
How do the veterans and the newbies plan to represent their districts
which include the many diverse communities rural to suburban, young
families to northern retirees to those with roots generations deep that
comprise unincorporated South Hillsborough from the Alafia River to
the Manatee County line?
Their approaches vary, but their concentrations are specific. They
speak repeatedly about encouraging small business development to gen-
erate more employment in the region to, in turn, relieve the pressures of
a lingering economic recession. They see education as a strong factor.
They don't talk in terms of "feeling the pain," but they've picked up on
the oft-repeated mantra of 'jobs, jobs, jobs." And, for some, that is a
matter close to home as they consider the potential but yet unknown -
effects of voter-mandated redistricting in the areas they represent.
State senator Ronda Storms, easily re-elected last week to continue
representing her sprawling Florida Senate District 10, said this week her
representation plan during the forthcoming term is what it has been in
the past. Storms does not schedule routine meetings around the district
that reaches into three counties in order to interact with constituents, but
rather looks for opportunities to "highlight their achievements" and to
use her "influence to call attention to the district," she said.
See ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES, page 6
PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
Karen Schluntz, director of dining services for Freedom Plaza in Sun
City Center, was nominated by the Plaza's executive director, Pete
Budzinski, to enter the regional culinary competition taking place
Nov. 18 in Jacksonville being held by the Plaza's parent company,
Brookdale Senior Living, which owns 565 retirement communities
across the nation.
Chef must keep entry secret
* By PENNY FLETCHER
SUN CITY CENTER Karen
Schluntz wasn't allowed to tell me
what her fantastic creation will be,
just that it will be a dessert and it
will be prepared on a grill.
Karen, who is the director of din-
ing services for all six dining rooms
at Sun City Center's Freedom Pla-
za, was nominated by the Plaza's
executive director Pete Budzinski
to enter the regional competition
for a chance to win the "Ultimate
Chef America" title offered by the
Plaza's parent company, Brookdale
Senior Living, owner of 565 re-
tirement communities across the
nation. Brookdale has a total of
32,000 employees serving 53,000
residents, and only 10 Florida
chefs- two in Hillsborough Coun-
ty, Karen and Damon Whliliic\ of
Freedom Square in Seminole- were
chosen to participate in the national
Each participant will work on a
team of four preparing the three-
course meal, consisting of an ap-
petizer, the entree (which will also
consist of side dishes) and a des-
Karen will personally develop
and prepare the group's dessert.
"We were given certain ingredi-
ents we're required to use in the en-
tree, but not in the dessert," she told
me. She also said the only cooking
mode that will be available dur-
ing the competition is a grill. Eight
judges will taste each group's food,
so there must be eight servings of
' c .i ill ii she added.
Judges include Leeza Gibbons,
media personality and founder of
the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foun-
dation, and author of the book on
care giving, "Take your own Oxy-
gen First." Shannon Miller, Olym-
pic medal-winner in gymnastics
and professional golfer Fred Funk
will also be judges, as will Jeremy
Bloom, Olympic and World cham-
pion snow skier and Marcel Da-
vignon, a resident of Brookdale's
Freedom Pointe and a longtime
culinary arts specialist who has
written books about cooking and
designed cooking classes as well as
working as a chef.
The competition will feature
heart-healthy foods and showcase
the importance of nutrition in old-
er adults, said Holly Botsford of
Brookdale's home office in Mil-
"To my knowledge no other
event like this has ever focused on
senior dining experiences," Holly
said. "We know this competition
will produce a lot of healthy reci-
pes that can be used in our many
See ULTIMATE CHEF, page 7
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AI Upcoming events at Apollo Beach Chamber
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
APOLLO BEACH The Apol-
lo Beach Chamber of Commerce
is sponsoring Latin America
Night at the Beach Silent Auction
and Dinner, Friday, November 19.
It will be held at the Tampa Sail-
ing Squadron, 1250 Apollo Beach
Blvd. South. Festivities begin at 6
p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of fine Latin
American cuisine with flavors
from Colombia, Chile, and other
fantastic Latin destinations. Two
beverage tickets for wine, beer or
soda are included for the $25 per
person or $40 per couple price.
Tickets are limited, reserve today.
The silent auction will offer de-
sirable items at bargain prices.
For more information contact the
Chamber at 813-645-1366 or visit
Don't miss the Holiday Fair
and Business Expo in the Vil-
lage, Saturday, December 4, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MiraBay Vil-
lage. Display space is available for
arts and crafts vendors at $30 per
booth. Chamber business mem-
bers can display for $35, and non-
members can join in for $50 per
booth. Spaces are eight feet wide,
bring your own display, tables and
chairs. For more information call
the Chamber at 813-645-1366.
The Chamber office is located at
137 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo
Beach, FL 33572. Hours are 9
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NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Center For Sight brings clear vision to
In an effort to raise awareness Center (contact 813-642-1215).
about cataracts, the leading cause The show includes a cocktail
of blindness in the world, and gen- hour with complimentary bever-
erate contributions to help Prevent ages, followed by a compelling
Blindness, Center For Sight proud- and inspiring performance by Tom
ly presents, "Adventures In Dark- Sullivan, who is a unique singer,
ness" with Tom Sullivan.The show actor, author and producer who
is Saturday, Nov. 13 from noon to has been blind since birth. Thanks
4:00 p.m. at Freedom Plaza Audi- to Tom's public life, he has been
torium, located at 1010 American privileged to become one of
Eagle #352 in Sun City Center. America's most sought-after mo-
A fundraiser for Prevent Blind- tivational speakers, communicat-
ness Florida, "Adventures in Dark- ing with over 3,000 corporations
ness" begins at noon with onsite around the world. His message of
complimentary vision screenings, hope is best expressed in his quote
which are open to the public and from his ESPN special, Superior
provided by Dr. Casey Maloney Beings: "If extraordinary people
from Center For Sight. A ticket to can do impossible things, isn't it
the show is $15 and can be pur- reasonable to assume that ordi-
chased through the Freedom Pla- nary people can do extraordinary
za Lifestyles Offices in Sun City things."
Could See What I Hear has been
called "...a testament to courage,
the competitive spirit and delight
in life." It became a major motion
picture in 1982. Tom composed
and performed much of the music
for the film, which starred Marc
Singer as the young Sullivan.
"Center For Sight is committed
to Bringing Clear Vision to Life.
We're focused on helping patients
with cataracts receive the care they
need. Together, we can prevent
blindness from cataracts and, in
many cases, help patients see bet-
ter than they have ever been able
to see in their lives," says Center
For Sight's Dr. William L. Soscia,
cataract and lens replacement sur-
Dr. William L. Soscia geon in Sun City Center.
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life through Adventures in Darkness
Tom Sullivan and Betty White
Cataract is a clouding of the
eye's lens. "If left untreated, cata-
racts could lead to significant loss
of sight or even blindness," says
Dr.William L. Soscia. Cataracts
are a leading cause of blindness
in the world. More than 20 mil-
lion Americans age 40 and older
have cataracts. Symptoms may be
subtle and include blurred vision,
sensitivity to light, glare or halos
around objects, faded colors and
night vision. Early diagnosis of
cataracts is key, as surgery is the
only proven treatment for cataracts
and restores sight in more 95% of
About Center For Sight
With locations throughout South-
west Florida, Center For Sight is
the nation's leading multi-disci-
plinary practice providing patients
with advanced healthcare in oph-
thalmology, dermatology, cosmet-
ic facial surgery and hearing ser-
vices. Under the clinical of David
W. Shoemaker, M.D. and William
J. Lahners, M.D., F.A.C.S., Center
For Sight has eight offices located
in Bradenton, Sarasota, Sun City
Center, Venice, Englewood and
North Port. For more informa-
tion, visit centerforsight.net or call
About Freedom Plaza
Freedom Plaza in Sun City Cen-
ter, Florida, is a fullservice Life-
Care retirement community. Resi-
dents enjoy the comforts of home
in beautiful residential setting with
the peace of mind and convenience
of continuing care retirement liv-
ing. Freedom Plaza is located on
a 140 acre nature preserve with
more than 15 floor plans and ame-
nities galore with the safety net of
guaranteed LifeCare. For more in-
formation visit www.freedom.com
or call (813) 642-1244.
Caloosa Greens Ladies Golf Association
Weekly Tournament Winners Sept. 16, Game: Mystery Hole
1st Joan Huebner 51
2nd Joan Camelio 53
Match of Cards
1st Monica Schofield 50
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2nd Betty Maloney 50
C & D Flights:
Betty Williams 46
Carolee McxGinley 50
Have you checked
When you turned your clocks back
one hour on Sunday, did you remem-
ber to reset the timer on your sprin-
Sunday (Nov. 7) marked the end of
daylight saving time. If your home or
building has an automatic sprinkler
system, you should have checked the
timer so you won't risk a fine for wa-
tering at the wrong time. If your sys-
tem has a back-up battery that you
haven't changed in awhile, now also
would be a good time to do that, and
for your smoke detectors as well.
It's worth the few minutes it takes
to check and reset the timer of your
automatic sprinkler system. If you
live in unincorporated Hillsborough
County, violating the restrictions
means a penalty of $100 for the first
offense, $200 for the second and so
on, leading up to $500 for the fifth
and succeeding violations. Non-
payment will result in a summons
to appear before a code enforcement
special magistrate, and the possibil-
ity of additional fines and a lien be-
ing placed against the property.
Watering of established lawns and
landscaping in Hillsborough County
is limited to two days a week.
In unincorporated Hillsborough
County and the City of Tampa, the
Addresses ending in 0, 1, 2 or 3 -
Mondays and Thursdays.
Addresses ending in 4, 5 or 6 -
Tuesdays and Fridays.
Addresses ending in 7, 8 or 9, loca-
tions with no address, and locations
with mixed addresses (such as office
complexes and shopping centers -
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
All watering must be done before
8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. The restrictions
apply to most water sources, includ-
ing private wells, and ponds or lakes
that are used as alternate irrigation
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Positive thoughts give power to cure
"Every day, in every way, I'm
getting better and better." This
was Emile Coue's formula for his
and was in-
1910 on the
wall of his
Talk Many people
By William Hodges believe that
the poSi ic
mental attitude movement" was a
child of the '60s. In truth, PMA as
it is currently called, dates back
to the earliest recorded times. In
the Christian Bible, probably one
of the most positive statements
comes from Matthew 7:7 which
says, "Ask, and it shall be given
you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,
and it shall be open unto you."
You can't get more positive direc-
tion than that. Ask for what you
want-and look for it to be given
to you. The problem is that most
of us spend our time talking about
what we don't want to happen to
us, concentrating on the evils that
might befall us. As a result, those
thoughts become self-fulfilling
prophecies and we get what we
don't want. Ralph Waldo Emerson
said it clearly, "Life consists of
what a man is thinking all day."
If what we think about all day is
the fate that will ultimately befall
us, then we must be very careful
about what we think. We put a
great deal of effort into being sure
that our physical appearance gives
the right message to those who
will see us during the day. Many
people plan the night before what
they will wear the next day. Some
even plan what they will wear all
week. Most of us set aside time
to, at a minimum, get our hair cut,
and at a maximum, have a com-
plete makeover. I believe that we
ought to spend the same amount of
time-or maybe even more-on
planning what our thoughts are go-
ing to be. At this point, you may be
saying, "I can't plan my thoughts;
thoughts just pop into my head."
That might be true-not that you
can't plan, but rather that the
thoughts are simply popping into
your head. Just as a child who has
not yet learned discipline runs wild
and gets into trouble, so can an un-
disciplined mind. It takes time for
a child to learn discipline, and so
it is with a mind that has been al-
lowed to drift in any direction with
the currents of the moment.
Begin to discipline your mind
by eliminating from it thoughts
you don't want. As an example,
change the thought "I don't want
to get fired" to "I want to be a good
and valued employee." The first
concentrates on avoiding things
that might get me fired; the other,
on doing things that will make me
valuable. There is a tremendous
difference between these two at-
titudes. Make note of the thoughts
that you will have over the next
few days. How many of them con-
centrate on the avoidance of some-
thing rather than the achievement
of something worthwhile? How
many thoughts about yourself are
negative? Replace those negative
thoughts about yourself with posi-
tive ones. Henry David Thoreau
said, "Public opinion is a weak
tyrant compared with our own pri-
vate opinion. What a man thinks of
himself, that is which determines,
or rather indicates, his fate."
You have the power to improve
your circumstances and cure your-
self, but only if you can train your
mind to think positive. "Hodges is
a nationally recognized speaker,
trainer and syndicated columnist.
He also hosts an interview-format
television program, Spotlight on
Government, on the Tampa Bay
Community Network which airs
Monday at 8 p.m. and Wednes-
days at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House
channel 950, Verizon channel30).
The shows can also be viewed at
813-633-1523. Email: bill@bill-
hodges.com Website: www.bill-
Today, Thursday, Nov. 11 at 4
pm St. John the Divine Episcopal
Church at 1015 Del Webb Blvd.
Sun City Center, will once again
host a community Veterans/Re-
membrance Day observance. This
traditional service combines ele-
ments of British, Canadian and
American music and customs.
Our American Veterans Day ob-
servances were renamed Veterans
Day following World War 11.
Armistice Day was originally
held on November 11 to com-
memorate the Armistice signed
between the Allies of World War
1 and Germany at Compiegne,
France for the cessation of hostili-
ties on the Western Front, which
took effect at eleven o'clock in the
morning the eleventh hour of the
eleventh month of 1918.
In Canada, the British Com-
monwealth, and in Great Britain,
2 minutes of silence are kept to
commemorate the Armistice and
the service personnel who have
served in subsequent conflicts.. At
St. John the Divine they join with
our traditional allies in Europe and
the British Commonwealth with
Wilhelm's is a Deputies Darlin's drop off
The holiday season is all about giving, and nothing feels better than giving to those in need. For the fifth
consecutive year Mary Ann Wilhelm has raised money for Deputies Darlin's through her Honorary Mayor
Campaign of Ruskin.
Although the Honorary Mayor Race is over, Wilhelm Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. will continue to
support Deputies Darlin's by being a drop site for toys and clothing donations. Donations for children from
age 10 to 15 are especially appreciated, and drop offs can be made from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Please
do not wrap the gifts so volunteers can easily determine who should receive the gifts.
Deputies Darlin's is a charity that helps needy children and the elderly in the SouthShore area, particularly
during the holidays. For more information on Deputies Darlin's contact Officer Budd at 672-7430.
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Medicare Beneficiaries are saving
money with help from MBOA
The Florida Department of Elder
Affairs' Medicare Beneficiary
Outreach and Assistance (MBOA)
program has made a significant
difference to many low-income
seniors and disabled citizens
throughout the state in its first year
of federal grant funding. Thanks
to dedicated volunteers and staff
across Florida, the MBOA pro-
gram will continue to grow and
reach out to Florida's approxi-
mately 90,000 Medicare benefi-
ciaries who may be eligible to save
on their Medicare costs.
The West Central Florida Area
Agency on Aging, Inc., through
June 30, 2010, has assisted 235
clients through the MBOA pro-
gram, helping area elders save a
Overall, statewide volunteers
and staff helped Medicare benefi-
ciaries save potentially $7.7 mil-
lion in Medicare costs. Over 2,500
applications for Medicare benefits
throughout the state helped clients
through the Extra Help and Medi-
care Savings Programs. Clients
can save up to $3,900 a year on
their Medicare prescription costs
with the Extra Help program and
almost an additional $1,200 a year
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The Florida Department of Elder
Affairs' MBOA program, in part-
nership with the state's 11 Area
Agencies on Aging, helps Medi-
care beneficiaries, their families,
and caregivers better understand
and maximize Medicare benefits
through outreach, partnerships
and direct application assistance.
These are difficult economic times,
and many of those who need the
help may not know about the valu-
able benefits for which they may
already qualify. The MBOA pro-
gram is available to help save on
your Medicare costs so that you
can use your hard earned income
on other priorities. To see if you
may qualify for help with your
Medicare bills, call the statewide
Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-
963-5337 and ask to speak with an
MBOA counselor in your area.
Statewide, the MBOAefforts have
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can help educate their clients about
these benefits and the assistance
that the local MBOA programs can
provide are always needed. If your
organization would be interested in
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Alumni of East Bay High School
in Gibsonton, are raising money
to fund a scholarship in honor of
retired drama teacher Lynnette
Lota after being inspired to help
their school's arts program by the
hit Fox television show GLEE.
Actress and singer Willa Ford,
known to most from ABC's Danc-
ing with the Stars and her hit song
'I Wanna Be Bad,' is backing the
campaign to raise funds for the
Lynnette Morrill Lota Arts Schol-
arship, an endowment that awards
a $1,000 scholarship each year to a
performing arts student from East
Bay High School, or neighboring
Riverview High School where
Lota has also taught.
"Much like Mr. Schuester, Lota
was a teacher that truly inspired her
students," says Ford. "Although
the arts are an important part of the
education at East Bay, Lota had to
fight for the program and make
sure the show always went on in
the face of obstacles.
A large portion of her former
students stay in touch with her on
Facebook and she is still loved
for her encouraging words even
by alumni that graduated decades
ago. She definitely inspired me
and I would not be where I am
The students must raise $20,000
to establish an endowed scholar-
ship and are asking the public for
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Simmons Baptist to host Strength Team
Mark your calendars! On Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. Simmons Loop
Baptist Church will host the Strength Team, a group of professional
athletes who use feats of strength to perform motivational assemblies all
over the world.
These positive programs impact thousands of students and schools
helping to build a bridge. Using these programs allows the Strength Team
to invite students to evening outreaches at host churches where they use
bigger feats of strength, testimony, and share the salvation message of
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their support. Donations can be
made via the Hillsborough Educa-
tion Foundation website at www.
Donors are asked to specify
that their donation go specifically
to the Lynnette Morrill Lota Arts
Scholarship. For more informa-
tion, contact Jason Ferguson at
Information on the Hillsborough
Education Foundation: The Hills-
borough Education Foundation is
a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
whose mission is to invest com-
munity resources to help students
achieve academic success. Serving
the students, teachers and schools
in our community, the Founda-
tion has invested more than $75
million towards public education.
The Foundation raises more than
$5 million annually and fulfills
its mission through five core ini-
tiatives: Career & Technical Edu-
cation, Excellence in Education,
Scholarships, School Enrichment,
and Teaching Tools for Hillsbor-
earns degree at
Tenae Allen, of Riverview, has
earned a bachelor of science de-
gree in human services at Spring-
field College, Mass. for studies
completed in Aug. 2010.
Founded in 1885, Springfield
College is world renowned as the
Birthplace of Basketball, and for
its guiding philosophy of human-
ics education of the whole per-
son spirit, mind and body for
leadership in service to others. The
college offers degree programs in
the health sciences, human and so-
cial services, sports and movement
studies, education, business, and
the arts and sciences. Its doctoral
programs are in physical education
and physical therapy.
U.S.News & World Report ranks
Springfield College in 'America's
Best Colleges 2010' in the top tier
among Master's Universities -
North Region. The YMCA of the
USA has designated Springfield
College as a premier Leadership
Center. The college serves more
than 5,000 students at is main
campus in Springfield, Mass. and
at regional campuses of its School
of Human Services.
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7504 Riverview Dr.
Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner
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Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m.
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"There is no 'best way' to meet
with people in the district," she
added, "it has
to be whatever
works for them -
whether a chance
over carts in the
grocery store or
an emailed mes-
sage or direct
at an event."
the internet's so-
cial networking RONDA STORMS
sites, she pointed
out she's not intentionally on Fa-
cebook and added firmly "I do not
On the other hand, the Plant City
Republican noted her recent ap-
pearances in the South County in-
cluded Sun City Center's Wounded
Warriors benefit in October and
that she will be in the community
for Veterans' Day observances this
There's no doubt, she said, the
emphasis needs to be on creating
small business development in
South Hillsborough; "people need
to be working" in order to return to
a healthy economy.
And the office certainly is attuned
to the forthcoming redistricting,
now called for by virtue of voter ap-
proval on November 2 of Amend-
ment 6 to the Florida Constitution,
allowed Audie Canney, Storms'
chief legislative aide. Storms' Dis-
trict 10 stretches from Zephyrhills
in Pasco County to parts of Lake-
land in Polk County to most of East
and South Hillsborough, with a
total population of almost 400,000
citizens, Canney said. "But, it's a
pretty compact district," she said,
indicating its clearly defined out-
line may not require re-drawing to
meet amendment requirements.
Storms can be reached via email
gov. Her district office telephone
number is 813-651-2189.
For Darryl Rouson, a St. Peters-
burg attorney whose Florida House
District 55 touches the southern
reaches of Ruskin, the situation
may be different. The district spills
from north to south across Tampa
Bay through four counties Pinel-
las, Hillsborough, Manatee and
Sarasota. "I understand why it was
drawn as it was," the recently re-
elected Democrat said, noting the
rationale at the time was to achieve
balance with a substantially minor-
ity population district. But, results
of the 2010 census and the increas-
ing imbalance of the political par-
ties in the legislature going from
76 Republicans and 44 Democrats
to 81 Republicans and 39 Demo-
crats after last week's election -
seem certain to impact the district
outline, he indicated.
Nonetheless, Rouson, who noted
four of the six bills he proposed in
the last legislative session became
law, said he would welcome more
opportunities to interact with the
distant reaches of his far-flung dis-
trict, especially Ruskin. "I want to
do better by Ruskin," he asserted.
Associated with the law firm of
Morgan and Morgan, Rouson now
practices in the personal injury
specialty and talks candidly about
his former addiction to illegal sub-
stances. He counts every day of the
12-plus years he has been clean, he
said, and has a particular interest
as a lawmaker in substance abuse
issues, favoring the addition of re-
quired treatment over nothing but
incarceration. However, his overall
objective is "to get things done for
the district" during the new term as
he did in the last one, he added. "I
want to be effective," he summed
Rouson's district office in
Bradenton can be reached
by telephone at 941-708-
A former Republican leg-
islator, Sandy Murman now
is a freshly minted county
commissioner elected to
represent the BOCC's Dis-
trict 1 which slices from
Tampa's Town and Country
area south along the east
side of Tampa Bay, tak-
ing in parts of Gibsonton ,
Apollo Beach and much of
As a district commissioner, Mur-
man said her focus in its South
County communities would be en-
couraging existing as well as
new small businesses entities;
looking for means to help those
on the verge of closing and
those not yet able to open. One
of the first steps she can take,
she added, is trying to align
her commission office with the
most potentially helpful among
the numerous county and re-
gional boards to which com-
missioners are assigned each
year. Sitting with the leaders of KE
such groups as the Tampa Bay
Partnership, the Agency on Bay
Management, Workforce, the Port
Authority, Hillsborough Area Rap-
id Transit (HART) and the Chil-
dren's Board could prove helpful to
the South County, she suggested.
Scheduled to be sworn in and
formally seated as a Hillsborough
commissioner Tuesday (November
16), Murman said this week she's
still in the process of organizing the
office being vacated by Rose Fer-
lita, who chose not to seek another
term in county government. How-
ever, Murman added she definitely
plans to conduct monthly open
meetings with South County con-
stituents, beginning early in 2011.
Murman's office telephone num-
ber next week will be 813-272-
Commissioner Ken Hagan, who,
with voter help has successfully
moved into the District 5 county-
wide commission seat, said this
week he wants to continue to build
on relationships with the South
Asked if he
HAGAN he replied "I
guess the an-
swer is yes, but I haven't worked
out the details." He will, he added,
continue to attend meetings and
functions, and "keep an ear to the
ground" regarding South County
issues and concerns.
Hagan's new telephone number
next week will be 813-272-5725.
Another incumbent returned
to office last week, April Griffin
said her next four-year term on the
Hillsborough County School
Board will be characterized
as the last term was by "an
open mind and an open ear."
To maintain the continual
flow of communications, she
keeps up an interactive blog
accessed at AprilGriffinblog.
com provides constituents
her cell telephone number,
813-924-1742, and offers
email contact through AprilG-
As for her convictions about
public education in Hillsborough
County, Griffin said she remains in-
terested in boosting the number of
college entrances by the district's
graduating high school seniors, but
"I believe we need to understand
not every child is going to college."
The objective, she added, should be
helping students even adults to
become skilled in order to obtain
the job they want to do and become
successful at doing. The advanced
placement (AP) classes concept
is good for the college bound,
she elaborated, but that emphasis
should not preclude arrangements
for those graduates who want to
go on into the occupational train-
ing that translates into success for
Much the same sentiment was
echoed by Stacy White who will
join the county school board on
November 16 as the new district
4 representative. White, a pharma-
cist, said he thinks one of his top
priorities as a board member will
be ensuring ac-
cess to career
of students not
years of post
he has a strong
SY WHITE vested inter-
est "in what
goes on in the district" because he
has two young children enrolled in
Hillsborough public schools. But,
the young father added ruefully
that his first objective in the next
week will be preparing "to hit the
Newly-elected Florida House
of Representatives member Greg
Steube, a Bradenton Republican
whose district 67 takes in part of
Sun City Center and at one point
reaches north to Rhodine Road,
did not respond to a telephone in-
quiry from The Observer. In addi-
tion, veteran county commissioner
Mark Sharpe, re-elected in last
week's general election, could not
be reached for comment despite re-
peated attempts by The Observer.
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The groups will compete for
two hours in Jacksonville, and the
event will be broadcast live to the
communities that have chefs par-
ticipating in the competition, in-
cluding Freedom Plaza.
Food-inspired art created by these
competitions across the nation will
be auctioned at (Brookdale's) Ul-
timate Chef America event when
all regions of the country have
participated. Proceeds will go to
the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foun-
dation, which elevates national
consciousness about care giving
and helps those most impacted by
chronic illness in their families.
Karen said she is excited about
her trip to Jacksonville and is
practicing her dish. The only other
competition she has entered earned
her a First Place award in the Bos-
ton area in a Taste of Our Town in
After being raised in the Boston,
Mass. area, she first got a degree
in marketing and communica-
tions; later changed careers and
managed health clubs and was a
fitness instructor; and then studied
culinary arts at Newbury College
in Brookline, Mass., to become a
"This is my third and best ca-
reer," she said. The now-57-year
old moved to South County in
1997 with her husband, Steven
Every day she oversees all the
kitchen preparation, teaching ev-
erything from basic hygiene to
garnishing the plates.
"When you work in a senior liv-
ing community, it isn't like in a
restaurant, you have to leave your
ego at the door," she told me. "We
have to remember we're working
in their homes. We even keep a list
of 'requests' in each dining room
and within 10 days incorporate the
requested dish onto our menu and
then call the guest who asked for it
and let them know it's available."
That's how they got blackened
salmon on the menu, and now they
serve about 70 orders of it a night,
The Shoe Lab, Inc. announces shoe drive
Every seven seconds, Soles-
4Souls, Inc. gives away another
pair of shoes to someone in need.
The shoe charity has earned glow-
ing endorsements from Hollywood
stars and professional athletes, but
the people that truly make the non-
profit organization effective are
those who clean out their closets
to personally drop off their "gen-
tly worn" shoes at The Shoe Lab,
Inc. located at 1201 1st Street SW,
Ruskin, FL 33570
"iIkc4"oil, and The Shoe Lab
Inc. will be collecting your gently
worn footwear and/or monetary do-
nations to ship the shoes to a person
in need, whether they are victims
of a natural disaster or subject to
living in extreme poverty. It is es-
timated that Americans have 1.5
billion pairs of unused shoes lying
in their closets. The charity can use
each and every one of these pairs
to make a tangible difference in
"We can use the shoes taking
up space in your closet to change
the world one pair at a time," said
Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO
of Iok,4".tiil, Inc. "We need our
partners in Ruskin, Sun City Cen-
ter, Riverview and surrounding ar-
eas to 'step up' and get behind our
call for action. It's one of the most
simple yet profound gifts you can
make, because it will greatly im-
prove someone's life in the most
difficult of times," he said.
The Shoe Lab, Inc. cares about
helping others and the environment.
Bring The Shoe Lab, Inc. "any"
shoes that you don't want includ-
ing shoes that need minor repairs
such as new tips, heels, fixed strap,
fixed elastic, cleaning or replacing
of a sole. A little tender repair will
bring those shoes back to life and
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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
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help someone in need while help-
ing the environment. If you bring
to The Shoe Lab, Inc. your shoes
for donation that need minor re-
pairs, they will repair them at no
cost to you. After the repair, they
will make sure that i.ok,4"N,,lt re-
ceives your donated shoes to share
with someone in need.
For more information about The
Shoe Lab, Inc., visit www.myshoe-
lab.com and/or www.shoerepairby-
People and companies interested
in donating can visit the organiza-
tion's website at www.giveshoes.
org, and follow the instructions.
About The Shoe Lab, Inc.
The Shoe Lab, Inc., located in
Ruskin, Florida specializes in shoe
repair, shoe modifications and cus-
tom shoes. Besides shoe repair,
they also sell and fit comfort and
orthopedic shoes. Old fashioned
service, quality craftsmanship are
the key to their success.
Wayne Elsey, the Founder and
CEO of Soles4Souls Inc. in
The people who wait on the ta-
bles are so close to their residents
they know who likes water with
meals, who likes tea, and who
likes coffee without asking. They
can even preset a lot of the tables,
The kitchen staff makes ev-
erything from scratch, including
baked goods, stock and marinades.
"We try and make things healthy,
but this is an independent living
facility, so people have their choice
to order what they want to have."
Brookdale also owns Plaza West
Health Care nursing home and
Homewood Residence, but they
have separate dining rooms, she
Residents of Golfview Terrace
condominiums, just east of the
Plaza's main building eat at the
Plaza, and staff in the Plaza kitch-
en also prepares the meals for the
Plaza Club which is the facility at
the front of the Plaza complex that
is rented out for club and organiza-
Karen's team members are Gary
Korb from the Carriage Club in
Jacksonville; Edward Ramirez
of The Atrium in Jacksonville;
and Kurt Weber of Bahia Oaks in
Sarasota. They also have a liaison
keeping team members aware of
each other's progress, Scott Bom-
bard of Clairbridge in Venice.
Starting in Phoenix, Ariz. in
January, events like this have been
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and date for the final event have
not yet been set. People who wish
to see more information about
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Controversial program has anglers
Anglers are furious overfish limit
proposal. The recreational anglers
and the commercial anglers have
always disagreed on about every
proposal set forward by those who
make the rules.
Talking to the everyday angler,
they now tell me that 'It is us
The controversial pro-
posal by federal fishery
management has the lo-
cals all fired up to voice
their opinions one more
For years the fish limits
have been split between Fish
the commercial and rec- ByJoni
rational sectors with the
percentages varying from species
to species. Under the new proposal
recreational anglers would be sub-
divided into two categories, pri-
vate recreation boats, for hire, and
Locals will voice their opinion
that this ruling will limit their sport
fishing in local waters.
Many do not like this and say: 'If
they split us up, we will lose our
Talking to some of the char-
ter captains: 'They need to find
another proposal or we will have
to go out of business.'
One angler: 'They keep tell-
ing us a number of days we can
fish.' Another: 'The season's open
and gets shorter every year.' And
another: 'It is hard to make a living
fishing, if you can only fish certain
times of the year.'
Fish season closures have
always been hot topics among
the anglers. Speaking their mind
sometimes pays off, but remember
the net anglers, they were put out
It is said that better records and
more accountability is needed on
the number of fish taken out of our
bay and gulf waterways.
Local and State anglers voiced
their concerns at a
meeting in Tampa this
week. No answers to
this at this writing.
Those fishing this
week found plenty
of Spanish mackerel.
Some report their
ales catches in grassy flats,
Maschek with others around the
When the tides are low, toss
your hook in potholes and you will
catch some type of fish. With low
tide you can test the depth with
your pole, and know your water-
way and wade. Don't wade unless
you know the terrain.
The redfish are in the grassy flats
'tailing.' To catch this fish, takes
knowledge and plenty of luck.
Once you spook them, the whole
school is gone.
As they tail with their heads in
the grass and their tails up in the
air flipping away, they are busy
eating, but not too busy to know
you are approaching.
Never enter with your motor
roaring -- cut motor, lift up and
glide in, or better yet, anchor and
wade into the flats.
The short cold front has the king
mackerel moving into area waters.
There are those anglers who live
for mackerel to arrive, as are those
who live for snook season to open.
Apollo Beach Massage & Wellness
Center is sponsoring a drawing
The Rees Family Johnathan, Jennifer, Madison, Makenzie, Morgan,
and John have been dealing with constant emotional, physical, and
financial stress associated with Johnathan's illness and disability for
over two years now. Johnathan suffers from a degenerative bone disease,
chronic seizures, and a dysfunctional aortic heart valve. He has had both
shoulders and hips replaced with more planned for the near future. All
these physical problems have had a very rapid onset, and so far, a cure
hasn't been identified.
The Rees Family needs your help, and Apollo Beach Massage &
Wellness Center is asking for your support. Each $20 donation will be
eligible to win two one-hour massages (a value of $130) from one of
their four massage therapists. Several other Apollo Beach businesses are
also offering prizes that will be awarded on completion of the massage
drawing. Donations will be accepted anytime before Tuesday, Nov. 30.
The drawing for the massages and other prizes will be held on Nov.
30, and winners will be notified by telephone on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
You may mail a check or stop by in person. Checks should be made pay-
able to ABMT -- For the Rees Family. Be sure to include your telephone
number and your choice of massage therapist (male, female or a name).
Apollo Beach Massage & Wellness Center's address is 100 Frandorson
Circle, Suite 201, Apollo Beach, FL 33572. For more information, call
(813) 641-9118 or e-mail us at ApolloBeachMassage @Gmail.com.
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Some think that the only fish worth
fishing for is the king mackerel.
Flounder is being caught in
various locations, pleasing the
anglers. The colder weather has
awakened them and many are eat-
ing at incoming and outgoing tide.
Flounder is from the flat fish fami-
ly. It is one of the most remarkable
groups of fishes in existence. They
are only a half fish and spend most
all of their life on the bottom. Only
one side of their body is marked.
The bottom side is pure white. Its
bones are so twisted that both eyes
are on the top side, as one eye.
This fish has a white, lean meat
and often prepared stuffed with
If ever you have fished from a
pier, nine times out of ten you have
caught a sheepshead, sometimes
known as the convict fish. This
fish has 12 or 13 alternating black
and white stripes along sides from
top to bottom. This a very popular
saltwater catch. It has teeth, like a
sheep, thus its name sheepshead.
Snook are on the prowl, you can
catch them, but don't be caught
with one in your boat. You must
catch and release. I hope you are
careful to release them safe and
Reports are that tarpon have
been jumping in the bay waters,
and those who spotted them, said
that they were big giants.
Watch the weather; fish together;
be courteous to others; catch only
what you can eat or that you can
give to your neighbor.
Aleta Jonie Maschek is a mem-
ber ofFlorida Outdoor Press.
The HOA Board of Directors
will be meeting at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the Cov-
ington Park Community Center
to discuss this budget.
All residents of Covington
Park are encouraged to attend
and let your voice be heard!
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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, November 11- Bar
Bingo at 6 p.m. Delana Garcia
Friday, November 12- Fish Fry
M from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by You
2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Dorothy
Saturday, November 13 Vet-
erans Day Parade at 11 a.m. Music
by DJ Gary.
Sunday November 14- Music by
Bert & Sassy from 3 to 7 p.m. Irish Nachos from 4 to 6 p.m.
Monday, November 15- Taco Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Crew Night
at 6:30 p.m. Bob Akins Birthday.
Tuesday November 16- Games inLounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen
opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Tom Sheehy Birthday.
Wednesday, November 17 American Legion Auxiliary Meeting
at 7 p.m.
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NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Beauty stylists give back
It's hard to believe it has been on Friday, Nov. 12 from 9-5, will
22 years since Suzie McCracken raise money for the local Ameri-
opened her door and welcomed can Business Woman's Associa-
the women of Sun City Center tion's multiple scholarships. While
and South county into her beauty fundraising is always rewarding,
salon, The World of Suzie Vong. this year patrons will receive a
During those 2 decades thousands healthy dose of fun as well.
of women have crossed the sa- Business men and women on-
lon's threshold searching for color board for the fun-filled event
changes, trendy hairstyles, sassy include: Virginia Laudano, a re-
cuts, polished nails, waxing and nowned SCC artist, exhibiting
neighborly conversation. They favorites from her personal collec-
found it in Suzie's world where tion; bedazzling, high fashion cos-
she and her staff have worked tire- tume jewelry by Barbara Migliaro;
lessly to create a family, friendly free facial makeovers by Betty
salon where style, affordability Gagnon; Earth Box creations by
and wearability are entwined, the Whisenant family; and tropical
When it comes to her communi- plants cultivated by Alvin Law-
ty, her children and her staff Suzie rence. For those who feel lucky, in
does not hold back, she gives back. addition to an hourly drawing for
And this year is no exception. Once 8 Lotto tickets there will be door
again the beauty consultants have prizes, and a 50/50 raffle A gener-
chosen to honor local elementary ous selection of gift items will also
school teachers of the year from be available for purchase along
Cypress Creek, Wimauma, Ruskin, with salon gift certificates.
Apollo Beach and Reddick. Suzie Musical entertainment will be
says, "good teachers deserve rec- provided from 11 am to 1 pm by
ignition for their efforts. They of- honorary Senior America, Louise
ten spend Ferla, former Ms. Senior SCC and
numerous Ms. Senior Florida. The Music Av-
hours and enue will fill out the day with a
personal variety of musical selections. Ev-
funds sat- erything is ready all that is miss-
i s fy i n g ing is you. Plan to spend a beauti-
e the needs ful, fun-filled day at The World of
of their Suzie Vong, 3820 Cypress Village
r students, Shopping Plaza off SR 674 cel-
our chil- ebrating teachers with song, style
dren." In addition to the teachers, and fabulous food. For more infor-
the 22nd anniversary celebration mation, call 813-645-5552
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C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For directions, visit www.CareShel-
ter.org or call (813) 645-2273.
The Girls 200 yd medley relay team invited to state includes Stepha-
nie Williams, Libby Olson, Cathy Flocken and Kayley Chevalier.
East Bay swimmers qualify for state
The East Bay High School Swim Team recently competed in a series
of qualifying meets, and six local ath-
letes earned the right to compete at the t
State Championship held in Orlando on
Nov. 6. Chevalier garnered top times J "
in the 200 yd IM and 500 yd freestyle, lP
and earned the right to compete in both ,. .'7 1. ,
of these individual events. Additionally,...
Matthew Collins and Katie Orvosh com-
peted in the state meet in the Boys 100 yd backstroke and the Girls 200
yd freestyle relay, respectively.
Canadian Meds adds new location
Canadian Meds South of Apollo Beach has added a new location in
Sun City Center. They will be housed in the North Lobby (Main Lobby)
of King's Point on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am till 2pm. They
will give free prescription quotes, answer any questions and process
your orders. They are still located at 200 Frandorson Circle, Ste. 102
Apollo Beach behind the Radiant Gas Station Monday through Friday
10-4. Owner, Sue Romeo is pleased that Canadian Meds South can ser-
vice the Sun City Center residents with this newly added location.
Kirk D. Parrott, D.D.S
Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.
902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570
(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)
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Members Amencan Dental Associaton, Ronda State Dental Associaton, Ronda West Coast Dental
Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association
Swayde is a Shar Pei/Hound mix
who was named because of her soft,
suede-like coat. Even though she
was found on the streets, thin and a
little rough around the edges (noth-
ing TLC can't fix), Swayde radiates a
special joy for life. She loves human
attention and wiggles uncontrollably
when she sees someone coming her
way. Swayde also seems to like other
dogs. She will be brought current on
her shots, spayed, treated for Heart-
worm, and microchipped as part of
her adoption. Swayde was bor in
January of 2009.
Baby is an almost all-white domes-
tic medium hair who was brought
to C.A.R.E. with her friend Caesar.
Baby was actually born at C.A.R.E.
but was brought back to the shel-
ter because her owner was having
health problems. She is spending her
days lounging on the lanai in her cat
condo thinking..."Won't someone
come for me so I can find a forever
home again?" Baby is up-to-date on
his shots, spayed and micro chipped.
Baby was born in 2007.
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Orlando-area nurse takes new state-record alligator
Robert Ammerman has been
hunting alligators in the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) annual
statewide alligator harvest for the
past seven years. But it wasn't un-
til the last day of this year's season
that the Pine Hills resident hit the
jackpot and took what he would
later learn is the state's longest
documented alligator, breaking a
"That was the second luckiest
day of my life; the first was when
I married my wife, Janette," said
Ammerman, a licensed practical
nurse at Florida Living Nursing
Center in Apopka.
The official measurements put
Ammerman's gator at 14 feet,
3-1/2 inches long and 654 pounds.
The previous record for length was
held by a 14-foot, 5/8-inch alliga-
tor taken from Lake Monroe in
1997 by a nuisance-alligator trap-
per. The heaviest alligator on re-
cord weighed 1,043 pounds and
was taken from Orange Lake in
1989. It was also taken as a nui-
This record gator, however, was
taken by a hunter drawn for the
FWC's Statewide Alligator Har-
"It took 13 years to break the pre-
vious record, but I'm sure there's
an alligator out there that will break
this one," said Steve Stiegler of
the FWC's alligator management
program. "When and where it will
happen is the only question."
Stiegler said the FWC will be
sending Ammerman a letter certi-
fying his record alligator.
Ammerman and his two hunting
partners Sam White, his neigh-
bor, and T.J. Schauf, his nephew,
who just returned from the war in
Afghanistan took the gator just
after midnight on Nov. 1 from the
Lake Washington area of the St.
Johns River in Brevard County.
The trio headed out late Hal-
loween night in Ammerman's 14-
foot johnboat equipped with an
8-horsepower motor. They weren't
out long before he spotted the large
alligator, although at the time it
was hard for him to know just how
large it was.
"We slid up on him face-on -
it's real hard to tell their size from
that angle. As we got to within
about three feet of him I could tell
he was big, and just as he dipped
into the water, I threw my harpoon
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The gator took off, but attached
to the harpoon was a float and
about 50 feet of line. That's when
Ammerman, White and Schauf got
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"The line was spinning off my
buoy," he said. "He pulled us
around the lake for about 45 min-
utes before we tried to work him
up to the side of the boat."
Despite pulling the boat for 45
minutes, the alligator still had
plenty of fight when the men fi-
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"He death-rolled and knocked
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Upcoming November Events
Thurs., Nov. 11 9:30 to ll a.m. Dr. Kevin Smith, Optometrist
who is an active member with the American Optometry Society and
Hillsborough Society of Optometrists will be here to provide free eye
exams and will have eye wear available to sample. If you have
questions concerning your vision or just want to try on the latest
eye fashion, this opportunity is for you!
Tues., Nov. 16 1:30 to 3p.m. Sun Towers invites you to
celebrate the arrival of Fall with our Wine and Cheese Fall
Festival. Wine and cheese will be served as we greet cooler
temperatures! RSVP no later than 11/14/10.
Tues., Nov. 16 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Join Katie Colwell
Williams, MA, CMC from Bayshore Geriatric Solutions, Inc. for
our Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group. The
needed resources are endless! alzheimer's Q% associatiorT
Wed., Nov. 17 o1 to 11 a.m. Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the
public! Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi
for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Offered
the ist and 3rd Wednesday each month. Number of guests limited, so
IRSVP as soon as possible!
Wed., Nov. 17 2:30 to 4 p.m. Parkinson's Support Group
Marcia A. McCall, M.T.S Coordinator of Research Department
Iof Neurology College of Medicine USF will be here for our firstI
IParkinson's support group.
Wed., Nov. 17 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Dialysis patients and
their family members now have a support group at Sun Towers!
IFacilitator is Virginia Winn, MSW, a dialysis and medical social
worker with 18 years experience. Guest speakers and educational
information will be provided along with much needed resources.
IThur., Nov. 18 0t to 11 a.m. lMcc-l Linda Bt'irhan. .:s/pe''kII .
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S ou made buying this house so easy," a satisfied customer
recently told Realtor Flo Vachon. "Not only did you
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done immediately! The contractors you recommended for inside and
outside were marvelous! Our landscaper listened to us and gave us
exactly what we wanted!"
Every week, satisfied customers like these send thank you notes to
Flo's RE/MAX Universal Realty office in Sun City Center.
Her ability to connect customers and clients with a wide range of
trustworthy experts in a variety of fields is one of the things that sets
Flo apart from others in her profession. A member of BNI, Business
Network International, Flo takes great care and pride in referring
her customers to the best qualified vendors in the area-and with
"Quality people know and refer quality vendors," the veteran
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A real estate professional since 1986, Flo holds professional
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AUTO REPAIR SHOP HELPS OTHERS
' Tdon't want to talk about my business, I want to talk about the
organizations we help support," insisted Total Automotive
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Perched on a stool in his tidy waiting room, he ticked off some
contributions-Autism Speaks; Breast Cancer Campaign; Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation; Soles4Souls, which recycles shoes
for people in need; and Redlands Christian Migrant Association
(RCMA), which provides care and early education for children
of migrant workers and low-income families in rural Florida
communities including Wimauma.
His passion is evident. It likely reflects his own history: arriving on
U.S. shores alone and penniless as a 12-year-old Cuban immigrant,
he lived in a Miami-area homeless shelter and showered at the
public beach until rescued by a distant relative with whom he lived
for several years until his parents could join him in the U.S.
Eventually, he moved to the Bay area, working for the Ford Motor
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of U.S. 41 and SR 674 in Ruskin.
Passionate about automotive service, Julio says, "Our commitment
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maintenance...necessary to maintain their vehicle in a safe working
condition [and] perform high quality work at a fair and just price."
Total Automotive Services does everything from tire rotation and
routine maintenance to replacing engines and transmissions, offering
generous warranties. The facility sells tires at cost and carries most
brands. It sells Interstate batteries, a leading national brand.
During oil changes and routine factory-recommended
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Low tide in Florida
n the lobby of the Embassy many southbound moving trucks
Suites hotel in downtown Des that I lost count. The trucks merged
Moines, there are two live with hundreds of southbound RVs
palm trees. Almost cer- carrying the snowbirds
tainly, these are the only to their winter homes.
two living palm trees in While the state of
Iowa. I can't decide if Florida may well be at a
they are sad about living /low tide mark, the tide is
far outside of their nor- coming back in just
mal environment or are as it always does. The
happy that they don't bse tide is more powerful
have to face the harsh Observations than we are. We can't
elements outside. By Mitch Traphagen stop it, we can't change
There is a billboard for firstname.lastname@example.org it, and sometimes we
the Surf Ballroom in ru- just have to wait for it.
ral northern Iowa that has a palm Personally, I love the smell of low
tree with the sun setting over the tide -- the non-metaphorical low
water and the beach. We take this tide, that is. I'm certain that many
image for granted in the Tampa of you wonder how anyone could
Bay area, but it is as exotic as any- enjoy the smell of mud and muck;
thing could be in northern Iowa but to me and to others who love
where farms heavily outnumber the water, it is truly a heavenly
towns. scent. It fills me up with dreams
In western North Dakota, where and reminds me of happy days.
highway signs provide warnings During a two-year break from
about the limited availability of Florida, the Midwestern town I
fuel stops and services due to the lived in suffered devastating floods.
sparse population, the Palm Tavern No one enjoyed the repercussions
has long-since closed but the sign of that, but to me there was a silver
remains. The sign, painted on the lining. As the floodwaters receded,
front of what was once a commu- I noticed the smell left behind was
nity auditorium, includes a promi- similar to that of low tide in Florida.
nent, hand-painted palm tree. It is a So there I was, for the few days it
safe bet that this is the only vestige lasted, standing on a flooded Iowa
of a palm tree in western North Da- riverbank taking in the scent. For a
kota. few moments, standing among the
If you have watched the news re- cornfields, I was back in Florida,
cently, you might think that Florida back on the boat, living my dream.
is doomed for the foreclosures and It was wonderful.
unemployment that have seemingly People everywhere dream of what
become unmanageable. Ironically, is all too easy to take for granted
the news doesn't provide the full in Florida. Why would a hotel in
story. Taken in bits and pieces, yes, Des Moines plant and maintain
things look bad. If you are out of palm trees? Because they make
work, things almost certainly look people feel better. Why would a
horrific. But seeing the big picture, ballroom in one of the most rural
it is clear that the future is as bright parts of America paint tropical im-
as the Florida sunshine, ages on a billboard? Because what
Last week I made another of sev- we have in Florida is a dream for
eral trips to the Midwest. In previ- millions of people. The state of
ous drives, I noticed a good number the economy hasn't changed that
of northbound-moving trucks. On dream. People are still coming to
this drive, however, there were so the Sunshine State to live it ei-
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MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO
It may well be low tide in Florida but, as it always does, the tide is rushing back in. Florida remains a
dream for millions and the economy hasn't changed that dream.
other permanently or temporarily.
They are opening their wallets to
live their dreams.
With the southbound-moving
trucks beginning to flood the bor-
der, the tide is coming back in for
Florida. As the metaphorical wa-
ters rush back in, opportunities
abound to find affordable prop-
erty, to open businesses and to live
A story I wrote last week about
Dooley Groves rising from the
ashes is a case in point. In the
real Florida, without the housing
bubble, agriculture has always
played a role second only to tour-
ism as the business of the state
and it has historically defined
South Hillsborough. It will take
at least three years for Mike and
Diane Houghtaling, the owners of
Dooley Groves, to see a return on
their investment. And that is ex-
actly what it is an investment,
not only in their business but also
in South Hillsborough itself. Their
confidence and determination is
the part of the story that is rarely
reported by the doom-and-gloom
news media. As their citrus grove
flourishes, jobs will be created and
revenue from the grove will spread
through the area with increased
spending at everything from hard-
ware stores to increased property
taxes. What has been vacant land
for the past few years due to the
threat of citrus canker is now
growing into the sustainable future
of this comer of paradise.
Standing on that flooded Iowa
riverbank, I knew then I would
return to the place I love most. I
knew then, as I know now, that the
dream of Florida is alive and well.
It is a dream shared by millions
of people. Florida isn't down and
out, it is up and coming. The tide
is coming back in.
November is Manatee Aware-
ness Month, and for good reason.
Florida manatees are on the move,
seeking warm-water sites to spend
the winter. That means boaters
must be cautious and watch for
Florida's official marine mammal
and for changing speed zones on
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Commission (FWC) changes sea-
sonal speed zone signs in mid-
November on many waterways to
accommodate manatee migration.
Boaters should scan the water
near or in front of the boat, look-
ing for swirls resembling a large
footprint, a repetitive line of half-
moon swirls, a mud trail, or a snout
or fluke (tail) breaking the water's
"If you think you see a manatee,
give it plenty of room because it
may not be alone," Frohlich said.
"It may have a calf or be traveling
with other manatees."
For more information about
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By: Dana Dittmar, Executive
SCC Chamber News
When my friend Tanya Doran,
the Executive Director of the
Greater Riverview Chamber of
Commerce, told me her office
into new digs,
I was envious.
get me wrong;
the Sun City
You, Me & ber building is
Business spacious with
By Dana Dittmar great amenities
such as a com-
en, huge banquet room and spare
offices. But there's something
about a Ini\" place that gets the
creative juices going and makes
me want to reorganize, redecorate,
Our Chamber was showing some
of its 24 years and needed a face-
lift. So this past weekend we did
just that. Several volunteers gave
up their Saturday to come to the
Chamber building and give its in-
terior a fresh, clean layer of paint.
In the process of moving furniture
and changing out artwork, we also
cleaned out lots of dust bunnies,
old phone directories and those
bits of unidentifiable stuff that
you'd really rather not know what
they are (or rather, were!) We got
rid of the clutter, found little trea-
sures we didn't know we had, and
made the place "ours."
Office Manager Lisa and I can't
thank everyone enough for the time
and effort our friends spent mak-
ing our place of business beautiful.
We also owe a huge shout-out to
Sherwin Williams for donating the
paint, and to Payant Financial for
sharing their hot dogs, pizza, and
beverages with our volunteers.
It was the perfect day to paint.
The weather was just cool enough,
and a gentle breeze coming through
the open doors helped the paint
dry faster. Oh sure, we had some
chaos, some confusion and the oc-
casional spilt paint, but we also
had fun, shared a common goal
and were thrilled with our achieve-
ment at the end of the day.
With vibrant colors like coral, sea
foam green, pale blue and buck-
wheat, the Chamber now looks
like it truly represents the Florida
lifestyle most of us came here to
enjoy. It's great to see the South
Shore chambers staying current,
modernizing, and working so hard
to benefit the local businesses. I
know Tanya and her staff will be
happy in their new location, and
Lisa and I are proud to invite you
all to come in and see our new
West Coast Porcelain Artists
Club meeting is Wednesday, Nov.
17, at 10am and will be held at the
Crawford Studio, at SouthShore
Regional Library, 15816 Beth
Shields Way, Ruskin. Featured
guest painter is Joyce Baiss of
She will demonstrate Parrot Tu-
lip painting. All who enjoy china
painting are encouraged to attend.
For more in-
Evelyn at 813-
Summerfield Elementary Terrific Kids
Terrific Kids for October of 2010 include: Alauni Cozart, Alison Ryan
Amanda Carradeo, Amelia Krause, Caitlin Gonzalez, Cameron Ram-
sey, Cameron Smith, Carlos Gabriel Cotto, Christian Leapley, Daniel
Reyes, David Flannery, Della Johnson, Drake Prybyle, Elizabeth Rey,
Elzabieta Donohew, Emalee Jackson, Gannon Gerschutz, Garett Dono-
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Graham, Jahidi Montero, Jake Massena, James
Nguyen, Jasmin Nieves, Jasmine Murillo, Jeremy
Bellomy, Jimmy Ngo, John-Anthony Simpson,
Joshua Home, Juan Robles, Julia Ngo, Kayla Sim-
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VanBibber / Jamie Carradeo, Miguel Lara, Miranda Bihler, Morgan
Beard, Natalia Cotto, Natalia Estevez, Natiala Forrero, Noah Irvin, Ry-
ann V, Ryleigh Meadows, Sebastian Munoz, Sierra Louima, Tito Cabal-
lero, Tony Pham, Tyler Meyers, Tyler Paree.
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Canoe/Kayak rentals coming to
additional County Parks
Shallow water enthusiasts, nature lovers and bird watchers will be able
to rent canoes and kayaks from three additional Hillsborough County
Parks in the coming weeks. The expansion of the canoe and kayak rental
program is due in part to public request and the success of the initial
rental program that began at Lettuce Lake Park last month.
Rentals will be starting at the following Parks and dates:
E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Avenue NW on Nov. 20
Lake Park, 17302 N. Dale Mabry on Nov. 27
Upper Tampa Park, 8001 Double Branch Road on Nov. 13
Canoe rentals and paddles are available for $25 for up to four hours.
Required safety equipment such as a personal flotation device and whis-
tle are included. Cost over the four hour rental is $10 per hour. Cash is
currently the only form of payment accepted.
Renters must be at least 18 years of age. A maximum of three people
are allowed per canoe and children under 18 are welcome, but pets are
not allowed. To rent a canoe or kayak visitors must have a valid driver's
license, plus sign a waiver form and a rental agreement.
Outdoor enthusiasts who own their own canoe or kayak may use the
park's water access points by simply using their annual park pass or pay-
ing the $2 entrance fee. The annual park pass is available for $100 per
family, $50 for individuals and good for one year at all Hillsborough
County regional parks.
For information and rules concerning canoe/ kayak rentals and annual
park passes visit http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/parks/parkservices/
A performance to remember
The Elks Club located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. welcomes you to a
performance to remember' at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13.
Barbara VanEycken will provide the evening's entertainment with a
show sure to take you back to a time 'when music was music,' paying
tribute to such leg-
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Left to right: Director Rita Hughes, Arlene Peck, and Betty Lance,
She's the Women's Chorus' senior senior
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Women's Chorus extended birthday wishes to Arlene Peck who recently
celebrated her 88th birthday making her the senior member of The Wom-
en's Chorus. She has been with the chorus since 1976.
Through the last 34 years Arlene has sung in approximately 68 con-
certs, sung 748 choral and, 272 sing-a-long pieces. Quite a legacy for a
Arlene and the 'junior' members of The Women's Chorus invite you to
attend A Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28 at St. Andrew
Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb W., Sun City Center.
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Attend the Tampa Fall 2010
Pet Adoption Expo this weekend
Over 40 rescue groups will be bringing hundreds of adorable
adoptables -- puppies, dogs, kittens, cats, and even bunnies -- for
you to choose from. Check it out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur-
day, Nov. 13 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Admission is free,
and thanks to the ASPCA, there is no charge for parking.
Veteran's Week Special -- Pets for Vets -- Special discounts for
veterans who adopt from HSTB or HCAS. Also, over a dozen
vendors will offer one-of-a-kind pet products and services for pet
All rescue groups participating in our Expo must agree to follow
stringent quality control criteria. Pets must be spayed or neutered,
have a clean bill of health and be current on all shots. Due to the
size of the Expo and hundreds of animals there, they recommend
leaving your current pets at home.
Week of November 14 20th
File Storage Devices and Digital Media*
Monday, Nov. 15 2 to 4:15 p.m.
Learn to save files to portable media devices and learn to
transfer media from CDs and digital cameras to your PC.
Learn about creating MP3s and MP3 players.
Teen Advisory Board
Monday, Nov. 15 7 to 8 p.m.
For middle and high school students. Have a voice in creating
library programs for teens and earn community service hours toward
graduation, scholarships and more! Co-sponsored by the Friends
of the SouthShore Regional Library & Dominos Pizza.
Tuesday, Nov. 16 10:05 to 10:25 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
For ages 2-3 years with a caregiver. Stories, finger plays
and songs make up this fun 20-minute program.
Tuesday, Nov. 16 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 11 to 11:30 am.
For ages 3-5 years. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun
program. Seating limit: 20 children plus their parent/caregivers.
Word II: Font and Page Formatting*
Tuesday, Nov. 16 6 to 7 p.m.
Basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and
page setup, margins, paper orientation. Word I is recommended.
Adult/Teen Watercolor Class
Tuesday, Nov. 16 6:30 to 8 p.m.
If you are interested in watercolor techniques join art instructor
Tim Gibbons for this interesting and creative class.
Materials provided. Limit 20. Registration required.
Call 273-3652 or visit the Information Desk at the Library.
Co-Sponsored by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library.
Wednesday, Nov. 17 10:15 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.
Banking and Shopping Online: How to Stay Safe!
Wednesday, Nov. 17 2 p.m.
Just in time for the Holiday Season. Millions shop and
bank on-line daily. Despite having good security software,
credit cards and bank accounts can still be compromised.
Join them for this class to learn what you can do to
dramatically reduce your risk when shopping or banking on-line.
Teen Art Club
Wednesday, Nov. 17 5 to 6 p.m.
Teen Art Club with Art Educator Brenda Eastep. Students will
observe John Crawford's landscape paintings and then create
their own original watercolor painting. Limit 22 in class. Materials
are provided. Registration required. Call 273-3652 or visit the
Information Desk at the Library. Co-sponsored by the Friends
of the SouthShore Regional Library.
Publisher: Introduction and Formatting*
Thursday, Nov. 18 12:15 to 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new
documents, and insertion of text and picture frames. Manipulating
picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors.
How to choose the best shelter dog for your family
Dr. Diane Pomerance wants to
show everyone how to make your
family happier -- and save a life at
the same time.
The American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(ASPCA) encourages Americans
to turn their houses into homes by
adopting a shelter dog. Each year,
millions of dogs enter our nation's
shelters, yet of the almost 59 mil-
lion owned dogs in this country,
fewer than 20 percent are shelter
Pomerance, an activist who has
owned more than 40 shelter dogs
in her lifetime, thinks it's a shame
that more people don't adopt from
a shelter, because the most faith-
ful, healthy and loving dogs are
waiting there for new homes.
"People sometimes don't go to
animal shelters to adopt a dog,
because they have a lot of misin-
formation about these animals,"
said Pomerance, author of seven
books about pets, including Our
Rescue Dog Family Album (www.
com). "They think, 'I don't want
to inherit someone else's problem,'
or they simply think all the dogs
there are abused or hard to train, or
that they won't be able to find the
breed that they want. All of those
notions couldn't be further from
the truth. In fact, up to nearly 60
percent of dogs in shelters are not
strays, but pets whose families had
to give them up because of a loss
of income or a change in location.
These are faithful, loving dogs
who just need a home and some
The key is to know how to choose
the right pet for your family, and
Dr. Pomerance offered these tips
to help families do just that:
Breed -- Check online about the
different breeds, their tempera-
ment, health and physical charac-
teristics. Find out all you can about
the specific animal from shelter
workers and volunteers.
Lifestyle -- Think about your
lifestyle and personality in terms
of the kind of dog that would be
more compatible with your home
and your living situation.
Activity level -- Assess the ac-
tivity level and exercise require-
ments of the dog you are consid-
ering. Are you able to walk your
dog several times a day and play
Age -- Figure out what age of
the animal is best suited to you
and your family. Which is more
compatible with your age and
lifestyle? Do you want an active
puppy that needs attention and
training, a middle-aged dog with
established behaviors, or an older,
less active dog?
Time -- Do you have enough
time for a quality relationship with
a dog? Like children, they require
attention, companionship, patience
and interaction. They also re-
quire socialization and obedience
Budget -- Research the costs of
not only adopting a pet (adoption
fee), but veterinary care, includ-
ing spay/neuter, vaccinations,
potential injuries or illness, regular
checkups, toys, accessories, etc.
Factor in costs of food, pet sitters
or boarding while you're away.
Keep in mind many pet shelters
offer these services as part of the
adoption fee, or at a discounted
rate because many are not-for-
profit organizations supported by
Thursday, Nov. 18 2 p.m.
A discussion of the book, "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham.
Thursday, Nov. 18 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.
Friday, Nov. 19 10:30 to 11 a.m.
For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers. Join them for this
fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program
as they shake some sillies out.
'Wee Artists, Let's Create!'
Saturday, Nov. 20 10:15 to 11 a.m.
'Wee Artists,' ages 3-5 years old, will create a painting with art
educator Laurie Burhop. Join them for a fun and creative morning
of art. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required.
Call 273-3652 or visit the Information Desk at the Library.
The 'Real CSI'
Saturday, Nov. 20 11 a.m.
For the entire family: Find out how real detectives solve crimes,
collect fingerprints and collect evidence. It's not the way you
might think...! Tanja Diederich, Presentor. Free event
provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.
'Creative Artists, Let's Create!'
Saturday, Nov. 20 11:30 am. to 12:30 p.m.
'Creative Artists,' ages 6-9 years old, will explore the many
possibilities that watercolor has to offer. Join Art Educator Laurie
Burhop to explore your creative side. Limit 20. Registration required.
Call 273.3652 or visit the Information Desk at the Library.
Saturday, Nov. 20
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Local award-winning poet, John Foster, will read poems from
his latest book 'Chuckles (Verses to A-Muse).' Copies of the poems
read at the program will be given to the members of the audience.
Join them for an entertaining afternoon.
Space -- Do you have sufficient
room for a dog to move, eat and
sleep comfortably? Further, are
you legally allowed to have a dog
on the premises/in your commu-
nity? If you rent, make sure you
are legally allowed to have a pet.
Shelter -- Find out as much
about the shelter from which you
are adopting your pet as possible --
what is its reputation? Is it a kill or
no-kill shelter? What is the track
record of the successful adoption
of its dogs?
"Adopting a shelter dog is a
lifetime choice, as these pets will
likely spend the rest of their lives
with you, and it is not something
that should be taken lightly,"
Pomerance added. "That being
said, it is a positive choice, and one
that will bring joy and love into
your home and provide your family
a loyal, caring companion."
Diane Pomerance has a Ph.D.
in Communications from the Uni-
versity of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
and is widely regarded as a pet
expert. She has written seven
books about animals including the
Animal Companions Series and
her new book Our Rescue Dog
Family Album (www.animalcom-
created, established and currently
directs the pioneering and flagship
Pet Grief Counseling Program for
the SPCA of Texas in Dallas.
*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.
Buying a Freezer
Buying a used freezer can often
make sense, but there are cost-
saving advantages to buying a new
one, too. Any freezer (or fridge)
that is more than about 10 years
old is using a lot of energy. Even
units that are 5 to 10 years old use
a lot more than the current models.
You can save energy costs by buy-
ing a new freezer, especially if
you buy one without a frost-free
feature. It's not really hard to de-
frost once a year. (I typically do
it in spring when I have the least
amount of food frozen.) And the
food lasts much longer in a freezer
that does not have a frost-free fea-
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thought of working on a boat and
worse, sailing it, with snow falling
does nothing to enhance my spirit
of adventure. I'm simply not that
streaks of blue appeared
in the sky and the
as I neared
fall, that is. By
nightfall, it was
just plain cold--but
at least there was no snow.
Somewhere to the south, hun-
dreds, if not thousands, of boats
are making their way to Florida,
the Bahamas or the Caribbean.
Most of them left the Chesapeake
Bay more than two weeks ago with
the mission of staying ahead of
the cold weather. I am late in the
season, but I know I won't be the
last one out. People sail their boats
south in every month of the year
- when is a matter of available
time and fortitude for cold weather.
Despite growing up in Minnesota,
I no longer have much of a stom-
ach for cold. I want to get south
as quickly as possible. The rule of
thumb is that every 50 miles south
adds a degree of temperature. Right
now, I need at least 20 of those "50
miles. "In other words, I need to be
My boat is a three-day sail down
the Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk,
Virginia; the starting point of the
Intracoastal Waterway. The ICW
is a 3,000-mile series of inland
canals, rivers and bays running
along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts
of the United States. Authorized
by an act of Congress in 1919, it
was designed to provide a means
for commercial water traffic to
travel without the hazards of sail-
ing offshore. The ICW technically
begins in Norfolk and ends in Key
West. It picks up again in Ft. Myers
and runs, to Texas. Tampa Bay is
part of the ICW. The Army Corps
of Engineers designed the entire
length of the ICW to be maintained
at a depth of 12 feet throughout, but
limited funding has meant limited
maintenance and dredging. Today
some stretches are only seven feet
deep, or even less, judging by the
near endless tales of groundings by
boaters transiting the system. From
the boatyard, the cities along the
ICW--Norfolk, Coinjock, Oriental
and Charleston--seem as foreign
and exotic as Papeete in the South
Although officially it is less than
100 years old, the concept of the
ICW was formed by America's
Founding Fathers. George Wash-
ington himself had a hand in it.
While it is unlikely that hand held a
shovel to dig canals, it did pull out a
wallet to finance what would be the
very beginning, now known as the
Dismal Swamp Canal just south of
Norfolk. Ironically, the first presi-
dent eventually tried to sell his in-
terest in the project to Harry Lee,
the father of Confederate general
Robert E. Lee. In the end, Harry
"Lighthorse" Lee couldn't scrape
up the cash and Washington held
his shares until his death. The ca-
nal, connecting the Chesapeake
Bay to Albemarle Sound in North
Carolina, was dug entirely by hand.
Today it is used exclusively by rec-
As I learned all too well dur-
ing my voyage from Cape Cod to
the Chesapeake Bay last summer,
waiting for weather makes the dif-
ference between an ordeal and a
dream come true. As winter sets
in, the three-day window of good
weather I need to reach the starting
point is becoming an increasingly
rare commodity. Other than the
open water in the Chesapeake Bay,
and a few short stretches scattered
throughout the journey, most of the
distance through the canals and riv-
ers are traveled with the sails furled
and the propeller turning. With the
boat still up on land, just the trip to
Norfolk seems roughly equivalent
to a lunar mission.
In the morning the Northwest
wind was still blowing cold and
brisk, slapping lines against alumi-
num masts in the boatyard. On that
Sunday morning in Cambridge,
it made the sound, appropriately
enough, of church bells pealing
through the 325-year-old town.
Reluctantly, I put on the protective
clothing needed to begin scraping
and sanding the old bottom paint on
the Shadow Marie. By tomorrow,
her bottom should look as good
as new and if all goes to plan the
Sailing Vessel Shadow Marie will
be returned to the water where only
the fish will be able to appreciate
my hard work in the boatyard.
The beauty of travel is often
found in the journey as much as it
is in the destination. A journey of
this magnitude requires some per-
spective. It is peaceful and stress-
ful. It is restful and exhausting. It is
amazing beauty coupled with mo-
ments of sheer terror. With that per-
spective, at this point in my jour-
ney I look at everything as the last
leg. The drive from Minnesota was
the last leg of the drive; preparing
the boat for cruising will be the last
leg in the boatyard; sailing to Nor-
folk will be the last leg in the open
water; cruising down the ICW will
be the last leg to get to Florida. So
many last legs that it sometimes
feels as though I am personally on
my last leg.
The sun is shining and the tem-
perature is slowly rising to a com-
fortable level. The people at Yacht
Maintenance Boatyard in Cam-
bridge smile and wave as they
pass. Like people in boatyards ev-
erywhere, they are good people. I
may be on my last leg but that only
means that I still have a leg to stand
on. This journey began last year on
Cape Cod and the end is now in
sight. I am finally sailing home.
Downtown Cambridge, Maryland.
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
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'ACE' at Rally for the Cure Tournament
The 'Rally for the Cure' wom-
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its first 'Hole-In-One' winner.
Using a 9-wood, Phyllis Wright,
aced hole #8 on the Palms Course
at Sandpiper. Her playing part-
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The 13th annual 'Rally for
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NOVEMBER 11, 2010
9-12 Project-South Shore chapter to meet
The Tampa 9-12 Project "Organize-Educate-Mobilize" local South
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Shop til you drop
The Thrift Store at The Mary & Martha House will hold their 3rd an-
nual Shop till You Drop Yard Sale on Saturday Nov.13 from 8am-noon.
Come barter for bargains. The storage sheds will be open and all furni-
ture, appliances, and household items will be sold
at rock bottom prices. Fill a bag of clothing for
$3. Everything for you and your home is on sale
including Holiday and trim-a-tree items.
The Thrift Store located at 1009 1st Street SW
in Ruskin sells new and gently used clothing for
men, women and children, as well as furniture
and household items. Regular store hours are
Wed. Thurs. Fri. from 8am to 3 pm and Saturday from 8 am to noon.
The Mary & Martha House Inc. is a shelter for women and children in
crisis, and supports 2 emergency shelters as well as transitional housing
in South Hillsborough County. For more information or directions to the
Thrift Store call 645-7874.
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Holding back the tide makes
park more family-friendly
* By Penny Fletcher
APOLLO BEACH A $342,950 county project
has slowed erosion of Apollo Beach and hopefully
has stopped it in the area of the
Homeowners on the west side
of Surfside Boulevard in Apollo ----
Beach had to build seawalls be-
cause of tidal erosion, but that
forced the waters to break hard-
er farther north so large chunks -
of sand from the beach at the
Apollo Beach Nature Park were
constantly being swept away.
"You can't blame the hom-
eowners," said Ross Dickerson, Two covered pav
who works in the conservation tables, benches
section of the county's Parks, have been ins
Recreation and Conservation
Department. "They've lost thousands of feet of
And they could have lost their homes too, if the
heavy seawalls had not been constructed.
"It's just the water doing what it's always done,
pulling sand from one area and taking it somewhere
else. That's why islands are always changing. Some
appear, while others disappear. In Apollo Beach,
PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOS
Top and above, about
twenty feet high, 800-feet of
rip rock has been installed
to stop the erosion on the
south end of Apollo Beach
that was caused by home-
owner's putting up seawalls
to protect their property.
At left, the north side of the
beach has built up quite
nicely but the sand has all
come from the south side as
Right, modular restrooms
and water fountains have
also been installed.
the waters are just trying to reclaim area that was
theirs," he explained.
This is because so much of that area is man-made
by dredging, attempts at restora-
tion, and development, he said.
A new county-funded project
started in February and just re-
cently completed has stopped
the erosion- at least for now.
The project also included
S beautifying the park and making
it more family-friendly.
Twelve species of native veg-
etation have been planted, in-
cluding the popular yellow sea
s complete with oxeye and beach sunflowers
barbecue grills also used heavily at E.G. Sim-
d at the park. mons Park in Ruskin.
"More than 5,000 plants were
put in for this project," Dickerson said.
The cost of the planting was $12,950.
Modular restrooms and water fountains were also
installed, and two covered pavilions with tables,
benches and barbecue grills at a cost of $60,000.
Plenty of trash barrels are spaced around the
park to avoid litter, and several pathways leading
through the wildflowers and brush to a sandy beach
along the north side are also available.
But erosion continued to be a problem along the
west side of the park, since the homeowners had
built their seawalls.
"When the wind is coming from the southwest, it
makes the waves hit the beach in the area just north
of their seawalls and pulls all the sand away, rede-
positing it on the north side of the beach (facing the
Tampa Electric stacks) which has built up nicely,"
Project manager Herman Cook and his staff came
up with a plan to hold erosion back in the worst-hit
area (just north of the houses with seawalls).
Planting vegetation down the banks had been tried
years ago, so county planners knew they would
have to use something much stronger.
According to county spokesman John Brill, 800
feet of 36-inch boulders, called rip rock, were in-
stalled as part of a $270,000 project referred to as
"bank and shore."
The huge rocks were placed along the twenty-
foot high-bluff. Also erected at the top of the bluff
were wood fencing, a boardwalk area, two sets of
benches and two sets of pressure-treated wooden
steps with railings leading down to the beach.
"Kids were tunneling into the beach there (in the
bluff area) and could have been killed," Dickerson
added. With the rocks in place, this is no longer
possible, he said.
When the tide is low, people can walk out on the
sand for almost 100 feet, nearly to the first navi-
gational marker. But when high tide is high, water
comes all the way up to the rocks and lashes at the
No swimming is permitted at the nature park but
it is open to sunbathing, children playing in the
sand, dog-walking (on leashes; poop-scoop bags
are even provided near the restroom area) and of
The Apollo Beach Nature Park is at 6767 Surfside
Blvd., which is at the far north end of the boulevard
and may be reached by taking Apollo Beach Bou-
levard to the end and turning right. The sign says it
is open year round from "sun up" to 8 p.m. March
through November, and "sun up" to 6 p.m. from
November to March.
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Pots 'n' Praise
Pots just don't get the respect they deserve. They have always been
an integral part of our lives since the beginning of time. Pots of all sizes
and shapes have embraced food, flowers, and fancy falderal and we as
a culture, have thrived and survived on the merits of our indispensable
pots. Even though we have burned, banged and brutalized them, they
continue to hang around over our hearths, on top of our stoves and often,
in our (Congressional chambers.)
There would be an empty S pot in our lives without the pot. Stew pots,
lobster pots and stock pots serve us and dinner well. We want that pot of
gold at the end of the rainbow and the bingo pot at the end of the game.
We read with glee about Pooh and his honey pot.
Flower pots are pretty, potpourri smells good and pot stickers are
tasty. Crock pots, are everywhere, in our kitchens and in our lives. We
just endure them as we do pot holes, pot shots, potty training and potty
mouths. We watch pots that don't boil and despots that do. Potbellied
pigs and stoves are kinda different and give a unique distinction to the
ordinary pot. Then, there are other pots. My husband has one, my friend
smokes it, and some don't have one to do anything in.
Pot holders are hand savers and pot washers are life savers. Pots and
kettles don't speak well of each other but pots and pans do. (Watch that
combination. You know what the dish did with the spoon.) Whether it's
a pot roast on your table, a chicken in every pot or a pot luck dinner with
friends, pots do lots. Praise To The Pots!!
South Hillsborough Elks Lodge
#2672's Upcoming Activities
Every Tuesday Jam Session from 3p.m. to 5ish No Charge for
all Elks and their guests.
Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7,
All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Mu-
sic 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 sa
Elks and their guests from 5 7 p.m. Karaoke by
Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13, Legendary Ladies of Song
Show for all Elks and their guests. $8
Saturday, Nov. 20, Turkey Shoot for all Elks and their guests from
5 8p.m.. Menu Sandwich Buffet -$3.
Sunday, November 21st Pot Luck Dinner for all Elks and their
guests, bring your favorite dish.
Monday, Nov. 29, Poor Man's Dinner for all Elks and their guests.
5p.m., $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Menu: American Goulash.
Coming soon at Camp Bayou
In less than a month, Camp
Bayou will hold its Holiday Open
House. On Saturday, December 4,
from 9am- 2pm, in addition to all
the activities highlighting the usu-
al programs at Camp Bayou, such
as trail walks, river netting and the
member BBQ, there will be com-
post and rainbarrel workshops led
by Hillsborough County Coopera-
tive Extension staff. Some of the
other activities include:
- Photo contest: Entrants take a
photo at Camp Bayou anytime dur-
ing the year and mount it on an 8"
x 10" mat. For complete rules, visit
www.campbayou.org and click on
the Photo Contest link. Interested
photographers may contact Jeri at
- Art Show: There is still room
for more artwork in the art show,
which is new this year. There will
also be a raffle for a poster auto-
graphed by Peter Max. Interested
folks should contact Bruce at 813-
- Crafting Naturally Bazaar- Na-
ture crafters from this past sum-
mer's workshops will be displaying
their creations and perhaps selling
a few. There are just 20 spaces still
available. If you are a local crafter
and would like to participate, con-
tact Dolly at 813-363-5438.
- The Paleo Preserve will be pre-
senting a Fossil Show and Sale. For
information, call 813-892-5864.
In keeping with the holiday
theme of the December Open
House, keep in mind that you can
make an easy donation to Camp
Bayou by purchasing items online
through the 'cause shopping' site
Kings Point Ladies 18 1
September 20, Game: Points
1st Mary Ann Vinci Plus 2
2nd(tie) Emma Gadd, Loraine
Napier Plus 1
Avalon Theisen with one of her summer craft creations. Look for her
craftwork at the Holiday Open House.
percentage of each purchase goes
to Camp Bayou!
For more details on the Holiday
Open House, visit www.campbay-
ou.org to download a flyer with
the schedule of events.
1st (tie) Gladys Lowrie, Terry
Camp Bayou is located 3 miles
south of SR674 at the end of 24th
St SE in Ruskin. For more infor-
mation visit, http://www.camp-
bayou.org or call 813-641-8545.
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Check out the craft
and rummage sale
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Sixth Annual Sale will be held Fri-
day and Saturday, Nov. 12-13 at
1239 West Del Webb Blvd. in Sun
The sale will take place in the
Fellowship Hall and will feature
baked goodies, books, clothing,
collectibles, furniture (all types),
jewelry, tools and much, much
more. All proceeds will go to the
Capital Fund to help defray ex-
penses of the church. For more in-
formation, call Jim Elliott at (813)
Like to play bingo?
Saint Anne Catholic Church,
Route 41, Ruskin will be running
Bingo on the first and 3rd Thurs-
days of the every month.
On Nov. 18, doors will open at
5:30 p.m. with Early Bird Bingo
starting at 6:30 p.m. and regular
Bingo at 7 p.m.
This month there will also
be 2 extra evenings of 'Bingo
Lite'during the Fall Festival on
Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov.
20. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and
games will begin at 7:30 p.m.
All residents of the South Shore
area are welcome!
Church holds Fall
St. Matthew's Anglican Church
will hold its Fall Rummage and
Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to noon
on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10701
Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview
(one mile east of U.S. 301 on the
south side of Bloomingdale).
A variety of merchandise which
include household items, toys,
clothing, Christmas decorations
and much more will be available
for sale. Proceeds will benefit St.
Matthew's Building Extension
Fund. Vendors are welcome.
For more information, call 677-
5990 or 657-9164.
It's never too early
St. John the Divine Episcopal
Church, 1015 Del Webb E. in SCC
will hold a Christmas Bazaar from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.
13. Pastries and coffee or tea are
available and there will also be a
luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It will feature attic treasures
(new or like-new high-quality
items), baked goods and specialty
handmade crafts; holiday articles;
jewelry; Feeding the Flock cook-
books; gift baskets; and a Chinese
This year's Bazaar will feature
baskets with the
late, kitchen, spa,
happy hour, tail
.- -,-R Raffle tickets are
($1 each or 6 for $5). Enjoy pas-
tries and coffee, and stay for lunch
while shopping for the Christmas
First Baptist concert
Bob and Darleen Puffer will be
performing at First Baptist Church,
9912 Indiana Street, Gibsonton on
Sunday, Nov. 14, at 6pm. Bob and
Darleen are multi-talented. Bob
can play every stringed instrument
including a saw. Their music is
uplifting and will stir your soul.
A love offered will be taken. For
more information, call 813-677-
From left to right are: Chester Buck, Senior Pastor Dr. Ron Churchill,
and Nancy Majorki.
New members welcomed
Trinity Baptist Church recently welcomed new members. For more
information on the church, call 634-4228.
begins Nov. 14
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
in Sun City Center is adding
another worship service. On Nov.
14, St. Andrew begins a 'casual
service.' Worshippers are invited
to dress 'down' rather than 'up!'
The pastor will wear a golf shirt.
Music will be familiar, singable
tunes and the format will be warm
and welcoming. Their regular
worship service will continue at
9:30 a.m. and their new 'casual'
service will be at 11 a.m. All are
Do you feel the universe has
something more for you? Valleri
Crabtree, author of the book and
course Universe Responding will
share her experience with these
feelings on Nov. 14 at 10 am in
the Armstrong Room, 195 North
Course Ln. Sun City Center. Uni-
ty Community of Joy is bringing
her to Sun City Center for the 10
AM service and a workshop af-
ter to help you explore your own
messages from the universe. Feel
free to attend. For more informa-
tion call Dr. Betty Martin-Lewis at
New pastor to be welcomed
On Sunday, Nov. 14, First Baptist Church Wimauma will be celebrat-
ing! They are pleased to announce the arrival of their new pastor, Rev.
Bill Marshall and his wife Robin who bring with them many years of
service in church ministry. The congregation looks forward to great
things for the entire church family and the surrounding area with his
They will also be honoring the church's anniversary and believe it is
truly a blessing to be part of a church that is so rich in history within the
local community and abroad.
Everyone is invited to join them on Sunday to help celebrate. There
will be special music, a soul stirring message and a reception for Pastor
and Mrs. Marshall allowing everyone an opportunity to fellowship with
them following the 11am worship service.
SEE THE BIBLE COME ALIVE!
November 14, 2010
Portraying Unforgettable Men of the Bible
Masterful & Moving You Will Laugh & You May Cry
10:55 A.M. Peter "Lord, I Am Drowning"
6:00 P.M. David & Bathsheba
A Love Offering will be accepted
Southside Baptist Church
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. Sun City
Approximately 4 miles south of College Ave.
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44- CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Sunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
rr Contemporary 9:40 a.m. igaBend d.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer Traditional 11:15 am. I
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach A
(acrossfromMiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 N
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
Growing by Faith from Generation to Generation
\Rev. Tracy H. Wider Church Office 813-645-1521
SUNDAY SERVICES: 9 am Contemporary Service and Sunday School
at West Campus, S.R. 674 and 9th Street SE, Ruskin
8 am Traditional Service and 11 am Holy Communion with Choir at East Campus
at 1015 Del Webb Blvd., SCC
All Worship Services with Holy Communion and Healing Holy Oil
Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (Behind Suntrust Bank)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: (Nov.-April .............................8:30 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 .......................................... 10AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting ............................................ 5 PM
Reading Room Tuesday & Thursday.....................................1- 4 PM
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frien6Rship Baptist Church
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)
S1511 El Rancho Dr.
Sun City Center, FL 33573
9 a .m ................
1 1 a .m ..............
10 a.m. & 6 p.m.
6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
fMeets in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue
1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396
The race is not always to the swift, but to those
who keep running. ANONYMOUS
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
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776
First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We lovebecauqe He fir!t 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 I Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M. L
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 PAM.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & EstelleAv I Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
\Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301
Welcome & A. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 am.; 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 a Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.
102 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573Dam.
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.
FfRST BAPTIST C-HURCH
820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
RUSKIN, FL 33570
A Resource for Families
Sunday School ............................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship............8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Dr. Bary Rumsey
Evening Service...........................6:00 p.m. CHIS SCHOOL
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
Awana............................................. 7:00 p.m. GRADE
U piituality 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.
S EMPOWERMENT CHRISTIAN CENTER
at SouthShore, Inc.
Worship I SU\-D.I: NOV14 9:00A.M.
Service Schedule: Sundays........9 a.m. Thursdays........7:30 p.m.
6140 N. U.S. Hwy. 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572
(In the plaza with Blockbuster Video)
Pastor Deondrick Douglas (813) 938-5815
V THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
INVITES YOU TO THE SERVICES NOW WORSHIPPING IN THE "CHAPEL"
AT SUN CITY CENTER FUNERAL HOME 10:30 AM ON SUNDAYS
NO CREED,..BUT CHRIST
NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE
1851 RICKENBACKER DRIVE 813-938-4955
Minister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL
Southside Baptist Church
"A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church"
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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
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The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
S Saturday.................. 4:00 p.m.- Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
Sunday.....................8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m. Creason Hall (The Oasis)
I 10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
SFellowship tim .... T.....i 'I..,; I.. r ... 10:15a.m. and11 am. in Creason Hall
adGo fLV'ove "n.S(C(CCLNI C.C(om
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
\ Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
AI wholeness during worship the second Sunday
of every month.
A Stephen Pastor: Dr. Gerald Iwerks
Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible
For Information visit:
Saint JAnne Catholic Chut ch
Fr. John McEvoy
U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: j- I I, 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
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John Alvord DeWilde
Born in Maplewood, N.J., John
spent his childhood in Lynnfield,
Massachusetts. John graduated, Class
of '54, from University of Maine, Orono
where he met his wife of 56 years,
Nancy Cameron DeWilde, and also
established a life-long friendship with
many from his Sigma Chi fraternity.
John served in the USN sailing on
the USS Fiske 1954-56. He retired
as Vice President Human Resources
after a long career with GTE Sylvania.
John showed artistic talents in oil and
watercolor painting. He also used his
creativity and woodworking skills in a
multitude of construction and home
After retirement, John and Nancy
traveled throughout North America for
13 years. Ten years ago they bought
a waterfront home in Sun City Center,
Fla. Along with his wife, he was active
for seven years on the Sun City Center
Emergency Squad as ambulance driver
and first responder.
Strongly believing in the benefits of
staying healthy, he practiced yoga and
regularly attended the Fitness Center.
He was president of the New England
Club and a member and formertreasurer
of the Art Club. He was also a member
of the United Methodist Church of SCC.
More recently he was volunteering as
an elementary school class aide. John
and Nancy enjoyed their summer home
on Seven Tree Pond in Union Maine.
In addition to his wife Nancy, John
is survived by daughter Catherine and
husband Michael Lyons of Marblehead
Massachusetts; daughter, Jennifer
and husband Harold Caswell of Cape
Elizabeth, Maine; son, Richard and
wife, Brenda DeWilde of Wendell
North Carolina; and his grandchildren,
Stephanie Lyons, and Cameron and
Deron A. Dobbs
Deron, a very good man and loving
husband of Sara Dobbs, died suddenly
Sunday, October 17,2010. Visitation will
be on Friday, November 12, 2010 from
11am-1pm at the National Crematory
SR 674 in Ruskin.
Stanislawa Anna Gnoinska
Stanislawa Anna Gnoinska, 92, of
Apollo Beach, passed away on Friday,
November 5, 2010, at her residence.
Born in Lvov, Poland on February 5,
1918, Mrs. Gnoinska was a homemaker
and a member of St. Anne's Church in
Ruskin. She was a survivor of World
War II and a recipient of Medal of Honor
Righteous Among the Nations, given
to her in Jerusalem at Yad Vashem
in 1991 and in her honor a tree was
planted in the Garden of the Righteous
at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Survivors
include her two daughters and a son-
in-law, Teresa and Henry Danecki of
Apollo Beach and Krystyna Adamska
of Poland, three grandchildren, Marek
Adamski, Marzena Danecki-Coughlin
and Michael and Andrew and Cynthia
Danecki. Mrs. Gnoinska is also survived
by three great-grandchildren, Ethan and
Gavin Danecki and Elizabeth Coughlin.
Mom and Grandma, we will greatly
miss you. A Memorial Mass will be said
at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Ruskin
on Sunday, Nov. 14. 2010 at 3pm. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
SIn oi#ng Memory of LE
,I We miss you dearly everyday that passes.
Your Loving Family,
Gil, Keavin, Sherell, Ryan, Ron, Kim, Krisi,
Kelly & Lori
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2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337
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can be made to Life Path Hospice,
Ruskin, Florida and St. Anne's Catholic
Shirley Mae Hinssen
Shirley Mae Hinssen (Oliver) passed
away peacefully October 30, 2010.
Born October 13, 1934 to Charles
and Mary (Mills) Oliver in Cincinnati,
Married Donald A. Hinssen, April
24, 1954, raised 1 son and three
daughters in Geneva,NY, while getting
her beautician's license. She and Don
moved to Sun City Center, Florida in
1986 and she continued her career in
hair styling as she and Don traveled
the United States. Shirley loved
spending time with her 4 children, 14
grandchildren and soon to be 12 great
Shirley fought a 6 yr. battle with
COPD, a lung disease, with Don by her
side everyday. During her last days she
was well cared for by Life Path Hospice,
surrounded by family and friends. She
will be greatly missed by family, friends
and numerous e-mail buddies.
Shirley is survived by her husband
of 56 yrs, Donald Hinssen children,
Linda Fischer(David), Donna Sharp,
Mark Hinssen(Leone) and Pamela
Hinssen, 14 grandchildren,12 great-
grandchildren. Her Siblings, Wanda
Burroughs (Bill), James Oliver(Ron
Phillips), John Oliver (Diane)
In keeping with Shirley's wishes there
will not be calling hours.
In lieu of flowers please remember
Shirley with a donation to : Life Path
Hospice, 12973 N. Telecom Prkwy
Stel00, Temple Terrace,Florida 33637
Susan Rose Morehouse
Susan Rose Morehouse, 70, of Kings
Point, Sun City Center, died at Lifepath
Hospice on October 28, 2010 after a
30 year battle with multiple sclerosis.
She was spunky, feisty, intelligent,
had a good sense of humor and was
part of a close, loving family. Susan is
survived by her husband, Robert, and
two daughters, Sheila Nelson and Kelli
Broussard and her pomeranian, Felix.
She will be deeply missed and forever
loved; a classy woman who made the
world a better place.
Earl (Bud) Wiser
Earl (Bud) Wiser, 65, passed away
at the Augusta VA Hospital in Georgia,
October 8, 2010. He was originally
from the Carson City/ Crystal area of
MI where he was the owner of Wiser
Construction and B&B Cafe. He lived
several years in the Ruskin area where
he worked for Prevatts Tree Farm
& Landscaping as a mechanic and
He is survived by his wife Roberta
(Bobbie) and five sons: Stephen of MI,
William of CO, James of WA State,
Robert of NV, and Martin of GA; four
grandchildren, three sisters and
brothers-in-law, also several nieces
and nephews. He was a member of
the USAF during the Vietnam War.
Mrs. Wiser and sons can be reached
at 1354 Davis Bridge Rd, Williston, SC
29853 or by phone (803) 266-3182.
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Thousands turn out for Ruskin Seafood Festival
Thousands of people
turned out under blue skies
and cool temperatures
to enjoy the 22nd annual
Ruskin Seafood Festival at
E.G. Simmons Park. The
Seafood Festival is South
community event, more
than 18,000 people attended 4- .
in 2009. This year included
the same great food from -"
previous years ranging
from shrimp, grouper and
crawfish to the ever-popular
kettle corn. There were
rides and attractions for
kids and local businesses
displayed their wares and
services. The event also
included live music and Pony rides are always a popular aN
a classic car show. For attraction among the children. Rn,>K
more information about
upcoming festivals, visit TVL
www.ruskinseafoodfestival. MICHELLE TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS
A funnel cake being born.
No seafood festival would be complete without crawfish.
The Seafood Festival manatee mascot high-fives a festival vistor.
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from the $140's
Single Family Homes: 1,544 2,284 sq. ft.
Paired Villas: 1,360 1,862 sq. ft.
A GREAT VALUE AND
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Dining, restaurants, cafes and spas
The Renaissance Country Club
Gated, staffed entrance to Kings Point
Over 200 clubs and organizations
Minto Communities is now offering a beautiful
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for your care-free lifestyle in Kings Point and
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A generous offering of premium standard
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Making This Right
Health and Safety
For information visit: bp.com
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"My family's been fishing for eight It's just a way of life.
That's why we've got to get this cleaned up.
When the spill hit, a lot of people said it would be the end. BP said
they would try to make this right. But how was an energy company
going to help a fisherman?
Putting People to Work
The first thing they did was rent my boat and hire me to help with the
cleanup. They made up my losses so I could pay my bills. And they
worked with all kinds of people here from fishermen and shrimpers
to restaurant owners. It helped us keep our businesses open. And
it helped us make ends meet so we could support our families.
Staying for the Long Haul
When they capped the well in July and finally killed it, we were all
relieved. But would BP stick around? Well, they did. The beaches are
clean and we're back on the water fishing so things are getting a
whole lot better. They are still here and have said they will keep
working for as long as it takes.
Getting Back to Normal
BP asked me to share my story with you to keep you informed. If you
still need help, please call 1-866-448-5816 or go to bp.com. If you're
wondering what you can do, well the next time you're shopping,
buy a little Gulf seafood. There is none finer.
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To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401
To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816
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To place an ad call TH E SH
813.645.3111 ext. 201
up to 20 words
300 addl. word
Deadline is Monday
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weekly publisher of the
The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current
210 Woodland Estates Ave SW
Ruskin, Florida 33570
THE SHOPPER 11B
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550 Manuf. Housing
650 Prof. Services
TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD'
20 words for $15.50 and 30C for each
additional word. Bold line $3. All classified
ads are paid in advance. Deadlines are
Monday at 4 pm forThursday paper.
310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Garage sale. Ruskin, 1210 Sable Cove
(end of 12th St., SW) 8am-noon. Friday
& Saturday 11/12 & 11/13. Tools, furni-
ture, household items.
United Methodist Drive-in thrift shop.
Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday &
Saturday, 9am-3pm. 5601 16th Ave.,
East (Canal Rd) Palmetto. 941-722-
Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana
St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block
north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday thru
Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture,
lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
ton. 813-671-0036 to donate
Moving sale. 5040 Ruby Flats Dr., Va-
lencia Lakes (US 301 just north of SR
674) 10am-4pm. Nov. 12 & 13. Furniture,
household goods, tools & clothing
Friday & Saturday
November 12 & 13
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bake Sale Golf Cart
Cedar Chest Buffet Furniture
Tools Appliances, etc.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCC
310 GARAGE /YARD SALE
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. John the Divine
1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., SCC
Continuing merging households. House-
hold items, tools, many items Unpainted
Christmas/ Santa small statutes & orna-
ments. Lots of unpainted china. 3623
Gaviota Dr., Ruskin (LaPaloma) Friday
& Saturday, 8am-noon
Yard sale. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 12 &
13. Name brand clothes, all sizes. Infant
adult, household items, TVs, 7am-2pm.
307 2nd Ave., NW, Ruskin
Garage sale. Saturday only. Nov. 13,
8am-4pm. Kitchenware, holiday items,
misc collectibles. Nice stuff. 1216 Ft.
Duquesna Dr., SCC
Neighborhood. Friday/Saturday, 11/12
& 11/13, 8am-2pm. 2300 Emerald Lake,
Caloosa Creek, Caloosa Lake. Tools,
furniture, Christmas tree, bicycles,
kitchen, linens, clothing much more.
Yard sale. Household items, tools. Sat-
urday, Nov. 13, 8am-noon. Village of
Cypress Creek, Ventana Subdivision.
1602 Oracle Dr., Ruskin
Moving sale. Nov. 12 & 13, 8am-2pm.
1504 Bentwood Dr., SCC. Living, room,
kitchen, bedrooms, lanai furniture. TV's,
electronics, sewing & craft supplies,
misc. Everything must go.
Friday only. 4 families, 8am-1pm. Nov.
12. Furniture, utensils, collectibles,
some super cheap items & more. 1612
Vincennes Dr., SCC.
Garage sale. 3 families. We have it all
407 Black Hawk Circle SCC. Friday
11/12 & Saturday 11/13, 8am-2-pm.
Big garage sale. Note date. Nov. 16, 17,
18. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
8:30am-1:30pm. 2126 Platinum Drive,
SCC. (off South Pebble Beach) Good
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Moving sale. 11/11,11/12& 11/3. Thurs-
day, Friday & Saturday, 1103 Cherry
Hills Dr., SCC.
Yard sale. 1526 Chevy Chase Dr., SCC.
Thursday, Nov, 11, 9am2pm. Books
clothing, shoes, household items, misc.
odds & ends. Fun stuff
Moving sale. 11/11 & 11/12, 8am-1pm.
Ladies clothes 2X & 3X cheap. Ladies
shoes, books, furniture, glassware, etc.
211 Rickenbacker, SCC
Yard sale. Saturday, Nov. 13. Lots of
household items. 1204 Valley Forge
Blvd., SCC. 8am-?
Yard sale. 11/13, 9am-2pm. 4330 Old
Hwy 41 (old Sun City area). Tools, sport
items, big men's clothing, lots of misc.,
Lots of Christmas items, dishes, clothes,
misc. Few furniture pieces. 410 Smith-
field Lane (St. Andrews Estates) 7am-
1pm. Friday & Saturday
Private Estate Sale. 1516 Arrowhead
Dr, SCC. 11/11 & 11/12, 8am-? Lots
of jewelry, glassware, furniture, doll &
bell collection, washer, dryer, wicker
bedroom suite. House is loaded with
merchandise. Lots of small items.
y nael attic
-- Thrift Store
Wed., Fri. & Sat.
9 a.m. Noon
"The Layers Sale"
Buy 1 Jacket or
Sweater, Get 1
Also 'Secret Sale'
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
Ministryof Calvary Lutheran Church
Friday & Saturday, 9am-2pm. 1725
Bonita Bluff Court, (Mira Lago) Ruskin.
Queen bed, dresser, Christmas decora-
tion, clothes & misc. items.
Huge sale. 2 families. 720 Indian Wells
Ave., SCC. 11/12 & 11/13, 7:30am-1 pm.
Lots of good clothes, some furniture &
more. Everything you're looking for.
405 La Jolla SCC. Friday & Saturday,
8am-2pm. Portable electric welder,
decorative rod bender, edger, rotary
mower & misc.
Huge yard sale. Saturday 11/13, 8am-
1pm. Christmas decoration & lots of
great items. Metro Drive (off Universal)
by Sunshine Estates. 1513 Black-
stone (off Bunker Hill) SCC. Sofa
sleeper, tables, lamps, patio furniture,
Franciscan dishes, Fiesta ware. cop-
per kettles, 1983 Jazz Club 35th an-
niversary, sign picture. Tools, ladder,
golf cubs & much much more. Friday &
Saturday, 8am-1 pm.
Large yard sale. Friday & Saturday,
7am-3pm. 505 Golf& Sea Blvd., Apollo
Beach. Lots of good stuff.
Yard sale. Saturday only. Nov. 13, 8am-
3pm. 8740 SR 674, Wimauma, east of
SCC. Lots of neat stuff.
You can read the entire
310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Annual Big Fall
Name brand clothes, all sizes. South
Pole, Hollister, Aeropostile, Nike, Levi,
Echo, Victory Secret & many more
brands. Great kids & ladies $1 tables &
men $2 tables. Zenith surround sound
Original Fiesta ware, (2) 4 wheelers,
90cc, (1) 110cc. Entertainment center,
bar stools, Oak table, tea cart & hutch.
Lots of linens & household, CDs,
DVDs, Disney movies. Dresser, book-
care, saddles, & equipment. Some
guy stuff. Something for everyone.
Cash sales please. Friday, Saturday ,
Sunday. 12,13& 14,. 8am-5pm. 1105
Oxbow. Rd. (4.5 miles south of SR
674 on US 301 to Lightfoot Rd.) Follow
signs & balloons. See you there!
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6819 U.S. 301 S., Riverview
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Contents Include: Glass Curio
Cabinet, Pavane by Tomlinson
China Hutch, Dining Room
Table w/Rush Bottom Chairs,
Coffee Table w/Black Marble
Top, Small Secretary, Georg
Jensen Set of African Animal
Etched Glasses, ART/
NOUVEAU Glass, Tiffany Style
Table Lamps, Gorgeous Set of
ROYAL DOULTON Tonkin'
China, Set of SPODE
'Provincial' China, Beautiful
BOSTON by Steinway & Sons
Black Piano Model 156EP,
Gateleg Table, Bookcase, Black
Trunk, Cedar Chest, Signed
Watercolors, Bronze Statue,
Owl Knicknacks, Antique
Occasional Tables, Clothes,
Craft Items, Kirby Vac, Vintage
Sewing Machine, Collectibles,
Neuton Lawn Mower, Work
Bench, Power Tools,
Please Park on Side of Sale only.
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New & Gently Used Furniture
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Daily Trips to SCC
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360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Char-
gers, parts all related. Ronny's Carts &
Parts. 813-645-4515 or 813-484-9855
We buy golf carts, any condition. We pay
top dollar for used carts, running or not.
Same day pickup. 813-300-0114
425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special-
izing in outside storage for RVs, boats &
trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay-
Ramey's Business Park
RV & boat storage & heavy equipment.
1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp.
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2BR/2BA (split bedrooms), side entry garage, vaulted
ceilings, over 2000 sq. ft, family room and 37x12
enclosed lanai ........................................ $187,500
SCC Worthington 3BR/2BA 2,500 sq. ft., solar
Ih. ..I .l i. i... .,,,, cagedpatio........ $249,000
2BR/2BA near clubhouse, furnished..... $600/month
2BR/2BAon Gloucester, furnished..........$700/month
3BR/2BA 2 cargarage, pet areain KP Canbe
rented furnished or unfurnished..............$900/month
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PRICE REDUCED!! BEAUTIFUL
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HOME: 2BR/2BA mobile home, on its own
lot, across from golf course. Beautiful
new laminate floors in kitchen/living-dining
room, new carpet in BR, freshly painted.
Carport, shed, not in flood zone,
no association fees. $42,500.
RUSKIN 3BR/2BA BLOCK HOUSE
FOR $55,900! Tile floors throughout, screen
porch, carport, beautiful lot. some TLC, and
appliances, needed, but great potential.
RUSKIN 1 ACRE LOT, OWNER
FINANCING: This comer lot with well, electric
and few shady trees, is nicely secluded,
across from conservation area, and just
minutes from hospital & shopping. $54,900.
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Bank owned, Sun City Center. 8 homes
$43,900 to $179,900, 3 condos $33,000
to $120,000. Bob Gardiner, A-1 Connec-
tion Realty. 813-545-4598
SCC homes is move-in ready. Spacious
2br/2ba/2cg. Buyer rep bonus paid at
A must see! Negotiable terms. 407-
512 CONDOS FOR SALE
Sun City Bargain! Condo, Kings Point,
55+ Community, like new, 1200 sq. ft.,
2br/2ba, carport, $44,900. Must See!
Terms! Owner, 813-244-6875.
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560 M.H. ON LOTS
Mobile home for sale Eastwood Mobile
Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather
565 M.H. IN PARKS
Mobile home for sale in Ruskin. 55+
2br/1ba, completed remodeled, large
Florida room, nice back patio, com-
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is very reasonable. Call 231-386-5758.
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
Ruskin 3br/2ba, 3rd bedroom suited
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porch & large backyard. Great for couple
or small family. References & applica-
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Monthly rent $875 plus security deposit.
lyr lease. 813-649-1599
Ruskin 3br/1 ba house, screened porch
on quiet street. Waterfront. Fish off the
dock. No smoking, no pets. Refer-
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security deposit. 813-363-6001.
S & R Properties
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fenced yard. $745 monthly. One month
612 APTS. FOR RENT
Apollo Beach. Large one bedroom,
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For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly
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$265 deposit. Close to stores. 813-
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624 VACATION RENTALS
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630 M.H. RENTALS
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645 WAREHOUSE SPACE
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646 OFFICE SPACE
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SUN CITY CENTER -- Exceptionally well maintained home with 2BR/2BA and a 2-car garage
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BEAUTIFUL HOME!! You will fall in love with this spotless home with so many upgrades. You
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Formal dining room, kitchen/family room combo & living/dining room combo,Enclosed lanai
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NEED SOME ROOM TO SPREAD OUT? Fenced one acre lot (MOL) like new 2BR/2BA
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CALLUS FOR ALLYOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211
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Kay Pye .............................. 361-3672 Kathy Jacobson ..................... 624-2225
Cathy Griggs ..................... 391-8653 Jo Ellen Mobley..................... 645-1540
Christine Nethers .............. 260-6335 LaRae Regis........................... 633-8318
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634-5422 or 671-9535
For a convenient appointment at your home or bank call
We Do Estate Appraisals
Sun City Center Coins & Collectables is a gold and silver
coin dealer in Sun City Center, FL. We are a locally owned
company with over 20 years experience in Sun City Center.
After retiring from the Army Medical Corps in 1967,
John R. Rose became a certified coin dealer. He became a
member of the American Numismatic Association in 1969.
In 1990, John moved to Sun City Center to be closer to his
daughter. Since then, he has spent the last several years
buying, selling, and trading coins and collectables.
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Welcome back to the sunshine and warm weather of Florida...
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Sun City Senior Living by Pacifica offers the
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. Gastrointestinal disorders
* Circulatory disorders
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Choice Western Meats
226 Apollo Beach Blvd.
HOURS: Tues. Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
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Ruskin, FL 33570
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Confessions are tough, real tough, but, sometimes they help clear
the air so there's no misunderstanding. I want to tell you about a
confession I have, but let me say a few other things first.
Many years ago something happened that changed my life for-
ever and, in turn, changed many other lives too.
At that time, I was deciding what road to take for a career and
wanted to settle down to start a family. I was desperate to find a
career in health care that really helped people... naturally. I had
learned as a child that our medical model wasn't always the best
answer. As fate would have it, I was injured playing a sport at the
age of 7. My parents were friends with a Chiropractic Physician,
who took care of me for my injury. However, to my surprise, my al-
lergies cleared up, my headaches stopped, and when all my friends
were sick, I stayed healthy. Was this a coincidence? Or did the chi-
ropractic adjustments I had been receiving have something to do
with this? I asked the doctor if I could volunteer to help him in his
office. I saw many patients get an exam, have a couple of films
taken and then have an "adjustment" of their spine. Over and over
I witnessed what many people call "miracles" happen to patients,
from infants to the elderly. These specific adjustments were helping
so many people that I decided to go to Chiropractic School myself
and things have never been the same since.
It's strange how life is, because now people come to see me with
their family health concerns and I get to help them reach their God
-given potential... naturally. My husband and I had a wellness
practice in Ohio for 10 years, where we had the chance to help
thousands of people with headaches, ear infections, migraines, si-
nus problems, chronic pain, asthma, allergies, whiplash, numbness
and tingling in their limbs and for athletic injuries and performance,
just to name a few. Approximately 3 years ago we moved to Florida
to escape the cold weather and grey skies of the northeast. It has
now been close to a year that my practice has been open here in the
South Shore area in Ruskin. I have had the pleasure to help many
people with their health concerns.
Here's what some patients have to say!
Low Back and Leg Pain
"I have had a chronic problem with my back over the years and
this pain in my hip and leg. After going to several doctors and chi-
ropractors, Dr. Heather was the only one who was able to help me.
I am now able to walk again pain free!" Michelle P.
Low Back Pain and Digestive Problems
"I was put on pain medication which only covered up my prob-
lems and created digestive problems which led to more medica-
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tions. After I started to get treatments with Dr. Heather my pain
was almost gone in one adjustment, and now I am not taking any
medication for my stomach and I am back out playing golf!" Alice
"My allergist asked me why I wasn't getting my allergy shots, I
told them I started seeing Dr. Heather for chiropractic adjustments,
and my allergies have cleared" Jen H.
Auto Accident Victim
"After my auto accident my headaches were severe and I had
numbness into my hands. Dr. Haverfield was able to help me feel
like a normal person again." P.A.
Several times a day patients thank me for helping them with their
health problems, but I really can't take the credit.
My confession is that I've never healed anyone of anything. What
I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to remove nerve pres-
sure and when the interference is removed, the body responds by
healing itself. Chiropractic gets tremendous results. It's as simple
as that! Your body was made to heal itself as long as there's no in-
terference- interference caused by falls, auto accidents, sport inju-
ries, arthritic changes, and physical stress at any age! Chiropractors
remove nerve interference and that's why we get wonderful results.
I am trained in Palmer Technique, Activator (gentle care), Diversi-
fied and Drop Technique. I am also a certified yoga instructor. I use
Standard Process whole food supplements and the Erchonia Cold
Laser to assist your body in healing. Other alternative choices we
offer are hair analysis, detox foot bath, and natural face lift.
Americans are Smarter
Look, it's not easy being a chiropractor. There are a lot of "ex-
perts" out there who know nothing about our profession, but give
people advice and misinformation. But you know the truth always
seems to win out. People are sick and tired of just having their
symptoms covered up with drugs. They know better.
Millions and millions of Americans no longer have health insur-
ance and those who do have found that their benefits are reduced.
That's were I come in. Many people find that they actually save
money on their health care expenses by seeing a chiropractor. We
have a significantly lower fee plan so that more people are able to
afford the care they need.
Another Way to Save
Studies show that chiropractic care can double your immune sys-
tem, naturally and without drugs. The immune system fights colds,
the flu and all sickness. So you may not be running off to the M.D.
as much. Studies show that people actually pay less for their long
term overall health care expenses if they are seeing a chiropractor.
We have an incredible 99% patient satisfaction rating!
Great Care at a Great Fee
Please, I hope that there is no misunderstanding about the quality
of care just because I have a lower fee. My qualifications include a
Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. I am certified
by all four National Boards and the State of Florida Board. We have
the latest in technology, and I am always looking to improve my
care for my patients. We are in network with many insurance plans
and I have been entrusted to care for small babies to top athletes. I
just have this lowered fee to help more people who need care.
Our office is both warm and friendly and we try our best to make
you feel at home. We have Janet to assist us with your care. Our
office is called Advanced Chiropractic and is located at 110 West
Shell Point Road in Ruskin. We are just 4 buildings down on the
left hand side. Our phone number is 813-841-1118. Call for an ap-
Yours in Health,
Dr. Heather Haverfield & Dr. Rich Rogan
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