www.ObserverNews.net August 4, 2011 Volume 55 Number 29THE OBSERVER NEWS All things train can be enjoyed at the Palmetto Historical Park and Ag Museum. Best of all...its free! See page 7 Brits get t: Sun City Center residents host four young British citizens for BBC documentary on healthy lifestyles. See story on page 13 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Sixty-eight families aided by grants By PENNY FLETCHER firstname.lastname@example.orgRUSKIN It was just a mattress but it made all the difference. Until they received it from the St. Anne Conference, the family of four had been sleeping on the floor. Maybe it isnt ideal, all of them on one mattress, but its better than sleeping on the floor, said Conference Chairman Rich Ricca. The mattress was just a small part of what a recent $6,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center enabled the Catholic Conference to do. First, the grant was matched by the Conference immediately making it $12,000. Then a series of meetings was held by the Review Committee headed by Sister Rosalie Hennessy to figure out where the money would do the most good. The Community Foundation grant was given in March. It was part of the Dr. Charles and Iona Mathias Fund. The money comes from donations and bequests and may be left to spend at the discretion of the Foundation or put into a specific area, such as education, families, animals, environmental, and dozens of other wide categories. It leaves us a great deal of discretion, said Sister Rosalie. We might know it is for families, but what families? And for what reason? We, as a committee must carefully go over each application and decide. These are weighty decisions, said Rich. Sometimes the smallest thing like that mattress can make a huge difference in someones life. The most recent grant was used to help 68 families. Rich broke it down this way: 37 families were helped in a big way and 31 to a smaller degree. Forty-seven percent went for rent for 14 families. Thirty-one percent to utilities for 16 families. Then there was the catch all category that helps the people who fall between the cracks. This 22 percent helps in various ways that no agency can provide. This time, a mom called from Massachusetts. Her son had come down for a job but when he got here, there really wasnt any job. He went to a homeless shelter and got mugged and robbed. The mom was calling to see if we could give him the money to send him home. The bus ticket turned out to cost more than a plane ticket, and so after someone from the church drove the 26-year-old man to the airport, the $180.40 plane ticket took him on home. We never know if weve helped change or save a life, said Rich. Another thing this particular grant accomplished was to help a father who could not pay his car payment or three month auto insurance. Without those, he could not work. Once they get behind, they cant get caught up so sometimes, just a quick fix is all they need, Rich said. A lot of people are now between places to live too, need to get into an apartment or mobile home and get some furniture so they can qualify for food stamps and other assistance they cant get living in the woods. The effect of falling behind on electric bills is to turn off electricity after three months and that was averted for a family as well. Think of it. No hot water. Maybe no water at all. No refrigerator. No clean clothes or dishes. No baths. This has a dramatic effect on families. How can the children even stay in school? Rich asked. So Curt Morgan and other volunteers faithfully volunteer to take applications, day in and day out, praying that the money will continue to come in. The Conference makes some from the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Ruskin (east on 11th Ave. N.E. just south of St. Anne Catholic church) but most comes from donations. If only people would provide for this in their wills so many more people could be helped, Sister Rosalie said. To do that, you may contact the funds administrator, Robert Mohr, at 137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center or call his office 813-634-5500. Mohr, an attorney, is the chairman of the Development Committee for the Community Association and also administrator of the Funds. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOCurt Morgan, a volunteer with the Catholic Conference at St. Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, helps a family fill out an application for emergency help made available by a recent matching grant. O e r Traveling photo exhibit portrays faces of Tampa BayBy MELODY JAMESON email@example.comLITHIA
A little over 20 years ago, a well used Tampa Bay was designated an estuary of national significance by congressional decree. Today, in most segments of Floridas largest open water estuary the water quality is as good as it was 55 years ago. The evidence has been captured in full natural color with a series of demonstrating photographs by Florida photographers from different backgrounds and now is combined to create a traveling exhibit celebrating not only a highly productive ecosystem but also its appointed guardian, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. Also created by the U.S. Congress, TBEP observes its 20th anniversary this year. The exhibit includes finalists from its 2010 photography competition. The 20-piece touring display now is mounted here, on the first floor of the Mosaic Companys Florida headquarters on FishHawk See TRAVELING PHOTO EXHIBIT, page 11Citizen rally on park closures set for next weekBy MELODY JAMESON firstname.lastname@example.orgDisturbed by proposed closure of their neighborhood parks and distrustful of county parks department information, South County citizens this week began shaping up a rally in protest. About 20 of them, from Balm to Brandon, Ruskin to Gibsonton, met Monday in Brandon with Terry OGrady, longtime parks athletic programs volunteer and strong advocate of youth after school programs, to organize the multi-community rally. They set it for 7 p.m., Thursday, August 11, at the Brandon Recreation Center, north of S,R. 60 at Sadie Park, Kingsway and Sadie Street. Weather permitting, the session will be held outdoors, OGrady said, adding that in the case of an evening rain shower, it will be moved indoors. South County parents, particularly of school age children, have become increasingly alarmed as Mark Thornton, Hillsboroughs parks and recreation department See CITIZENS RALLY, see page 3This aerial shot of Shell Key by Marea Dorian is but one face of the 400-square-mile Tampa Bay. The photo exhibition includes finalists in the Tampa Bay Estuary programs 2010 photo competition. MELODY JAMESON PHOTO
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Sat. 11 a.m. 8 p.m. director, has conducted public meetings around the county to promote his plan to close dozens of community parks, terminating their after-school programs on which many working parents depend for safe youth activities fill ing the time gap between close of school and end of the work day. The Thornton plan calls for elim inating the 30 or more community park programs as a cost savings measure at a time of budget deficits and replacing them with activi ties in 12 larger regional recreation centers spotted around the county, some of them yet to be built. The regional centers also would present new transportation difficulties for many parents. As the group began dividing tasks, setting up a networking tele phone tree, designing flyers and planning media contacts, OGrady outlined a rally program. The accredited and widely experienced basketball, baseball, football and cheerleading coach who also cer tifies other coaches said he would like to give those attending the rally a brief history of the countys parks programs and follow-up with an explanation of what he calls a sustainable approach to maintain ing neighborhood parks and their after-school activities. OGrady disputes Thorntons claim that closing community parks and programs represents a savings to taxpayers. Actually, he said, maintaining activities at 27 parks and serving a total of 2040 youngsters countywide, half at a rate of $48 per week and half at a discounted rate of $30 each week for 40 weeks, would produce near ly $3.2 million in revenues. The closely estimated costs involved in keeping the same parks and their programs operating, including salaries, benefits, training and licens ing, is $2.531million, he added. In other words, he asserted it is possible to cover all costs and garner an additional $650,000 buffer. The volunteer coach also noted that it has been difficult to get sound department figures for comparison purposes due to the lim ited access to the cost and budget line items needed. OGrady suggested that it is poor money management within the parks department that negatively impacts its budget, pointing to two instances. One, he said, involves budgeting $2 million for refurbishing fairgrounds facilities when the department benefits for only three days out of the year. Another is related to the departments contribu tion to a school readiness program in the amount of $400,000 with the expectation of receiving $1.4 mil lion in return. The return actually was $165,000, he said, and ulti mately the departments net loss as the result of its miscalculations came to $404,000. Thorntons department, on the other hand, does not agree with OGradys take on the after school programs. Enrollment in the countys after school activi ties has declined drastically from a high of nearly 5,300 in 2006 to just 1,882 in 2011, a department written response to OGradys positions stated. And, the department insisted, the after school program is not as important to citizens as OGrady describes. The department response predicts the fiscal year 2012 total revenues from the after school program to be $2.096 million and puts the total operating expenses at $2.282 million, producing, therefore, a loss or budget deficit for the program of $186,253. Acknowledging that the after school programs are a vital part of the community, the department responses go on to state that The County, however, should not be the provider of this program. Instead, the departments recommendation is partnership with other existing after school organized activity. As for OGradys complaint about the parks budgeted monies spent on fair site infrastructure, Thorntons department noted The entire county benefits from having the fair site as a program venue where the department offers programming for teen agers during three days of the fair run and which is available for rent by citizens the year around. Regarding losses incurred by the department as part of the readi ness program par ticipation, the department admits a recent audit found it had not properly monitored the program waiting list, resulting in unqualified applicants paying discounted rates to which they were not entitled. The department corrected the matter by increasing the rates to a higher amount which, in turn, resulted in many applicants who paid the incorrect discounted rates abandoning the program rather than pay the added amounts. OGrady said he interpreted the department responses as proving my point. The rally, he added, may encour age concerned parents, seniors volunteering at the various parks and citizens interested in the welfare of the next generation to talk with their county commissioners. Copyright 2011 Melody JamesonAcknowledging that the after school programs are a vital part of the community, the department responses go on to state that The County, however, should not be the provider of this program.Citizens to rally against park closuresContinued from page 1
X 4 The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor email@example.com Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Penny Fletcher .......... Contributing Writer email@example.com Melody Jameson ...... Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. email@example.com Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. firstname.lastname@example.orgFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... 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Dad, his face beaming with pride, pointed to a slightly used bicycle and said, There it is. I wont tell you that at that moment I wasnt crushed. But I soon got over it, and I enjoyed riding that bicycle. Today, I would not trade that few minutes of disappointment for the many days of positive anticipation I had enjoyed. For 30 days. At least in my mind, I had my pony. What situations are you facing today that are causing you to carry the burden of worry and despair? Is there a possibility everything will turn out all right, that you will get what you want, whatever it is? Begin today to focus on getting what you want. Let the worry and despair fall from your mind. Picture yourself as a winner. Things will not always turn out as we hope, but we can always There are those among us who constantly expect the worst to happen. Their rationale is that they wont be disappointed if it happens and they will be pleasantly surprised if something good happens. Thats not the way we should lead our lives. Living with positive expectancy provides a lot more happiness to our existence than living with a pessimistic outlook. Many times, I have found that looking forward to something was even more fun than the actual happening. When I was a small child, I wanted a pony very much. My birthday was coming up, and since we lived in a rural area, it was reasonable to expect I might get that pony. My parents had told me time and again that they couldnt afford a pony; but about a month before my birthday, I overheard my father tell my mother, I know we cant afford it, but he will really enjoy riding it. I just knew they were talking about my pony. For the next 30 days, my mind created visions of my riding across the fields on Trigger. (I was a big Roy Rogers fan.) What wondrous times I had in my mind. I pictured myself grooming and training this beautiful horse -soaping down the leather of the saddle and burnishing it until it shone in the sun. I could see myself the envy of all the kids in the neighborhood. My dreams By William Hodges Its OK to be disappointed POSITIVE TALKhope they will. Its a strange rule of nature that what we think about the most is most likely to happen. If we think failure, then we work toward failure. If we think about winning, overcoming and succeeding, then we can win, overcome and succeed. I never did get my pony, but now, Im not sure getting that pony would have been all it was cracked up to be. You see, in my anticipa tion, I never thought about having to muck out a stall, or how much time and effort it takes to care for an animal. Getting my pony may well have been anticlimactic to my dream of having one. I can still hope for a pony, but if I never get one, I will have had much pleasure in the hoping. Never be afraid to dream, to hope or to want for fear you might fail. It is those who do not dream, hope or want who truly fail. 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Box 5914, Sun City Center, FL 33571 | 813.633.6677 | A division of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay $15,000 AWARDED TO GULF RIDGE COUNCIL/ BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Investing in Character and Adventure In South Hillsborough County FROM THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER SUN CITY CENTER GRANTS AT WORK www.cftampabay.org Connecting donors who care with causes they care about. Small area on Gandy Causeway designated for shorebird protectionShorebirds using a small stretch of beach near the foot of the Gandy Bridge in Pinellas County are getting some needed protection from vehicle traffic. of the south radio tower on the St. Petersburg side will remain open to foot traffic but is closed to motor ized vehicles. The Florida Department of Transportation has placed concrete barriers at the site to prevent vehicular access. The portion of the beach next to the radio tower is an important staging area for feeding and migrating shorebirds and seabirds. Places where these birds can safely forage and rest are becoming scarcer a contributing factor to the decline of some species, said Nancy Douglass, biological supervisor for the FWC. Commercial development and high recreational use in prime nesting, feeding and resting areas along Floridas coast make what is already a precarious life for shorebirds even more so. Visit the Living with Wildlife page at MyFWC.com/Wildlife for more information about coexisting with Floridas shorebirds.
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Popular pet program to resume in Hillsborough County The Hillsborough County Spay/Neuter Voucher Program for pet owners on income assistance resumed July 1. Hillsborough County Animal Services temporarily stopped issuing new vouchers in order to assess available funding a few weeks ago. Under the program, residents of Hillsborough County who meet quali fying guidelines may obtain sterilization surgery for their owned pets from dozens of participating clinics and veterinarians. Residents must supply an approved voucher and $10 co-payment for service which includes a rabies vaccination and pet registration tag. Application forms, program guidelines, suggested documentation needed for application approval, and a list of participating veterinary clinics are all listed on the County website. The voucher applications (in English and Spanish) are also available at Hillsborough County Animal Services (440 Falkenburg Road, N., Tampa). Pet owners and participating veterinarians should note an important new difference in the expiration policy for the Hillsborough County Spay/Neuter Program: citizens must now redeem vouchers for their pet's surgery within 30 days of issuance. Pet owners are encouraged to contact any and all participating veterinary clinics as necessary in order to schedule appointments within the 30 day window. The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners approved the low-cost spay/neuter voucher program in 2002 to be funded through sales of pet registration tags. Thanks to outreach by the Department of Animal Services and an array of committed community partners, this program soared to unprecedented success in a few short years. A national spay/neuter expert was recently commissioned to assess Hillsborough County's spay/neuter voucher program and declared it one of the most progressive and successful in the nation. Targeted to economically-challenged residents, the Hillsborough County Spay/Neuter Voucher Program is integral to the core missions for animal welfare and public safety while promoting responsible pet ownership. In addition to reducing pet overpopulation and the spread of disease, spaying and neutering reduces unwanted pet behaviors ( including aggression), dog-bites, and the incidence of certain cancers in animals. For more information on the benefits of spaying/neutering pets or the voucher program, contact Hillsborough County Animal Ser vices at (813) 744-5660 or online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ animalservices. The Ruskin Moose Lodge # 813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS No Spaghetti Dinners til September 7 Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday Horseshoes 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Aug. 5 7-11 p.m. Calvin O Saturday, Aug. 6 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Aug.12 7-11 p.m. Beach Monkeys Saturday, Aug. 13 5-7 p.m. Women of the Moose Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Saturday, Aug. 20 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Kim Mullins Friday, Aug. 26 7-11 p.m. Ted Ennis Saturday, Aug. 27 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Moose Scavenger Hunt Friday, Sept. 2 7-11 p.m. Tony John Saturday, Sept. 3 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Saturday, Sept. 10 5-7 p.m. Women of the Moose Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept. 16 7-11 p.m. Ella and JT Saturday, Sept. 17 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept. 23 7-11 p.m. Tone Benders Saturday, Sept. 24 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests. X 8 upcoming teacher professional workshops, League of Environmental Educators in Florida information and Florida Master Naturalist Program updates. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land, but it is now open for day use only and open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the RCDF offers prescheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families ational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is still FREE. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a public-private partner ship between the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. For more information, call (813) 641-8545 or visit www.campbayou. As a part of the No Child Left Inside effort to teach children about nature and get them outdoors, Camp Bayou will hold a Summer Learn3 miles south of S.R. 674 at the end of 24th St. SE in Ruskin. Park on 24th St. SE near the entrance to Camp Bayou. No early entry. Admission is free, but online registration is requested by Thursday, Aug. 4. To register, visit www.campbayou.org. People without internet access may register by telephone at (813) 641-8545. Leave your name, number of children attending and their grade levels on the voice mail service. Registered families will visit several nature stations where they will learn something about frogs, fossils, forests or one of several nature topics. Before leaving each station, the children will be given a free school supply item! For a possible extra bonus, children will be given a raffle ticket when they sign in at the registration table. A ticket will be drawn every 30 minutes for other items, including backpacks, journals, lunch bags, and more. Organizations that will be participating in this years event include: The Camp Bayou Nature Center will be selling a hot dog and drink combo for $3 as a fundraiser during the event. This year they will hold a Teacher Materials Exchange -an area for educators to leave materials they no longer need or pick up something new. Current items available for the Teachers Materials Exchange include a fish tank with some accessories, posters, colorful nature magazines, water quality test kits and more! Teachers can also learn about field trips to the Nature Center or Fossil Museum, SWFWMD's SPLASH! grants, Summer Learning Day for children to enjoy nature at Camp Bayou RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays South Shore Young Professionals hold August Coffee Talkday, Aug. 17 at Apollos Bistro, 6520 Richies Way, Apollo Beach (at the Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club). Free for members, $5 for guests. The speaker will be SSYPAs Ambassador, Brett Hall, Registered Financial Services Representative with MetLife. Halls business objective is to develop long-term relationships. As a firm believer in saving for an uncertain future, I want to offer my clients the most comprehensive financial services strategies. In an environment characterized by volatility, sound information from a solid institution is an essential variable in reaching ones goals. Hall will be doing a presentation titled, Does your Saving match your Goals? discussing strategies of saving money and investing for retire ment. Hall will speak on the following issues: that many people havent reallocated their portfolios in the past few years (or at all), and that some consumers investment plans do not match their investment goals based on their level of risk tolerance. SSYPA is affiliated with the South Shore area Chambers of Commerce and offers two events each month: An After-Hours event on the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a local hot spot as well as Coffee Talk professional development breakfasts on the third Wednesday of each month at Apollos Bistro. For more information, visit www.ssypa.com.Coast Guard Auxiliary to meetThe USCG Auxiliary FL75 Ruskin will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Ruskin Rec New or prospective members are always welcome to attend. For more information, call (813) 633-5416.Gaby for Honorary MayorJoin Gabrielle Perham, candidate for Honorary Mayor of Riverview, at the next Ladies Night Out (free monthly social networking event) Aug. 6 at The Little Shoppes of Winthrop Town Centre, 6032 Winthrop Town Centre Ave., Riverview. The event will provide free food, wine, and beverages and the Gaby for Mayor! table will have raffles, prizes and items to sell. All proceeds from Gabys table will benefit the Riverview Boys & Girls Club (BGC) and the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. Gaby currently owns and operates a local marketing firm, Mace Multimedia with her husband. She is active in the chamber and is the Marketing Chair of South Shore Young Professionals Association (SSYPA). This is the second event in a 2-month campaign to raise as many funds as possible for her charity of choice, the Riverview BGC. Show your support for Gaby for mayor and have some fun! For more information, visit www. gabyformayor.com or call (813) 704-0460.
9Public hearing on comprehensive planHillsborough County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Transmittal of the Comprehensive Plan Amendments, 2nd Cycle, today, Thursday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. on the second floor boardroom of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. This is a continuation from the July 28 public hearing. For more information, call Willie Puz, Hillsborough County Communications Department, at (813) 272-5314.TECH TALKELAPP schedules meetingHillsborough Countys Environ mental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) Site Selection Team will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 at the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Dept., 10119 Windhorst Rd., Tampa. For more information, call Kathleen Stone at (813) 635-3547. of hours before we leave and throw some shirts, some pants and his toiletry kit into a bag. Thats it. If he finds he needs something he doesnt have once we get to Louisville, hell simply go to the nearest Walmart and buy it. Why the difference? Some people are planners and logisticians. We have an idea in our heads of what the event will be and want to be prepared to look our best no matter what happens. Others are more spontaneous. Theyre content to just be there and have no preconceived ideas about how they should look or what will be expected of them. The odd thing is, neither type is wrong and both types are perfectly happy with how things turn out in the end. Despite the fact I have probably over -prepared for the trip and will not wear everything I have packed, I am happy that Im set for whatever happens. I wont be anxious or constantly fretting over not being ready. Husband will be perfectly content in whatever he packed, concentrating on the job at hand and not worrying he wore the wrong pants. Nothing would get done in this world without the planners. But neither would it be very exciting without the carefree spirits who remind us not to take ourselves too seriously. By Dana Dittmar Nothing proves that women are from Venus and men are from Mars more than watching the two pack for a trip. They approach everything about the process from total opposite directions, yet usually end up where each needs to be. Husband and I left yesterday for Louisville, KY, for a national car show. A 1923 Rolls Royce roadster -a one-of-a-kind vehicle worth more than $4 mil lion -will be one of the featured cars. Husband did the bodywork, woodwork and paint. Its a stunningly beautiful and extremely unique car. So, we will be driving more than 13 hours in the clown car to get there, work the show for four days and drive home. Not exactly a vacation, but still an exciting experience as we meet industry people on the national level. My approach to preparing for the trip is as follows: assess the types of outfits I might need for four days (trade show attire, meet-andgreet dressy attire, evening attire, etc.); purchase anything I might not have; get a manicure and pedicure and haircut; do the laundry; pull all outfits together, complete with jewelry and shoes; pack; go to grocery store for snacks for the trip; arrange for cat sitter; and get gas in the car. Husbands approach to trip preparation is this: wait until a couple By: Dana Dittmar, Executive Director You, Me, and Business CAC1813763 Offer expires 8/26/2011. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details and visit www.energystar.gov for more information on the credit guidelines and list of qualifying heating and cooling equipment. ***See dealer for details. 2011 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. 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Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday: Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8: $7 Blue Plate Special at 5 p.m., Menu: Lus famous Swiss Steak. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Sunday, Aug. 28: Boom Ba from 2 to 5 p.m. Food will be available from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11: Donate your old treasures to the Lodge or rent a table for our 400 Family Bazaar. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570. The Club has a clean, smoke-free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Commissioner Higginbotham to speakThe Tampa 912 South Shore Chapter will meet on Monday, Aug. 15 at Century 21 Beggins Real Estate, 6542 U.S. 41 N., Apollo Beach. The guest speaker will be Al Higginbotham, District 4, Hillsborough County Commission Chairman. For more information, call (813) 601-0302. Duplicate bridge association playOpen Bridge Games: the Sun City Center Duplicate Bridge Association sponsors a flighted open game for all area players each week Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Games begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Horizon Room of the SCC Atrium Building. Game fees are $2 for Kings Point and SCC residents; $3 for non-local members; and $4 for non-members who do not reside in Sun City Center.
X The South Shore Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its second season of great orchestral music in the South Shore area. The ensemble will per form the music of the masters as well as some orchestral arrangements of popular music within the season. Rehearsals have begun at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Ruskin and Sun City Center with Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson, Artistic Director and Primary Conductor, along with better than 50 musicians already committed to the orchestra. A Summer Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin. The Summer Concert is called Great Composers and Overtures. This is a free concert with a suggested goodwill offering of $10. All of the residents of the South Shore and sur rounding towns are invited to hear this great music. The Winter Concert Series schedule for The South Shore Symphony Orchestra is as follows: JOE REILLY PHOTOSSouth Shore Symphony Orchestra celebrates second year This concert includes: The Moldau, by Smetana, The Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn, Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, and features solo violinist Sarah Lind. features a large South Shore choir with the Symphony. features Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky. Brighten Dark Rooms. Naturally! (813) 886-5500Da ylight Concepts, LLCGr eat for:da ylightconcepts.com Leak ProofDESIGN KITCHENSBATHROOMSSENIOR DISCOUNT*After Discount Installed from $ 500 Attorneys At Law 813-641-0010The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you free, written information about our qualications and experience.Hablamos Espaol Visit Our NEWEST Location: RIVERVIEW Patient Service Center RIVERVIEWBig Bend Professional Center (located behind Starbucks)13143 Vail Ridge Drive Building #6 Riverview, Fl 33579 Tel: 813-672-6208 Fax: 813-677-1819Hours: Monday Friday .................. 6:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Closed for lunch ....... 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Appointment scheduling available at Visit QuestDiagnostics.com/patient to: Quest, Quest Diagnostics, the associated logo and all associated Quest Diagnostics marks are the trademarks of Quest Diagnostics. 2010 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. All rights reserved. Dr. Robert A. NormanBoard Certified DermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosBrandi Broughton, PA-COffering Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products and services Physician of the Year2005 813-880-7546 features Organist Wagner Schultz. features Dvoraks Symphony No. 9, From the New World. All concerts listed above will be at St. Anne Catholic Church, 11th Ave. N.E., Ruskin on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and all concerts will have open seating. Tickets for the Winter Concert Series will become available on Monday, Aug. 15 by calling the SSSO hot line at (813) 667-7776, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ticket prices are: $18 ($90 for the 5-concert series); $20 for a single ticket; and $21 for a ticket purchased at the door. $10 student tickets (16 and under) may be purchased at the door, with proof of age. Dominick Galati, President, Founder, and Associate Conductor also said he is always looking for a few more great musicians to add to this great orchestra. To audition, call the South Shore Symphony Orchestra hot line at (813) 667-7776, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The South Shore Symphony Orchestra is glad to be affiliated with and have the support of several other major artistic and professional business organizations in the South Shore. Among them are the SouthShore Arts Council (SAC) and the Ruskin Art Assoc. (Firehouse Cultural Center) and has also become a member of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce.
11 Boulevard, where a public reception is scheduled between 4 and 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 9, according to Chris Smith, Mosaic spokesperson. The exhibit is slated to move on to the SouthShore Regional Library on 19th Avenue at Beth Shields Way on September 1 and then will open at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa on October 10, said Nanette OHara, community outreach coordinator with the estuary program. From the two related images showing The Making of A Marsh Mangrove Coast by Wimaumas Donna Bollenbach to an Ibis mirrored by the bay water in which it stands titled Ibis Reflection Awaiting the Storm by Joe Bailey of Riverview the photographs depict the many faces of a bay that once hosted pre-historic mammals, sustained pre-Columbian natives and floated the ships of conquistadors. Theres the touching image of a black-headed tern sheltering her chick on a sea shelled beach found by noted wildlife photographer Joan Miller of Tierra Verde and a breathtaking sunset illuminating a changing tide by Janessa Cobb, a marine biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in St. Petersburg, and the burrowing Flounder forever recorded by Bradenton lawyer turned underwater photographer, Jimmy White. From an aerial view of a elongated key to a panorama delivering a full taste of bay islands to a long distance image of the soon-to-be history inverted St. Petersburg pier building, photographers display their diverse Traveling photo exhibitContinued from page 1 techniques in exploring their visions of a bay measuring 400 square miles in size. The image of an egret, backlit by a setting sun as it approaches its roost for the night and shot by Peter Lousberg, a retired attorney living in Seminole, was chosen as the TBEP 20th anniversary poster. Several of the artist photographers are expected to attend the Tuesday reception and therefore would be available to discuss their subject matter, techniques, favorite equipment and bay impressions with interested visitors, Smith noted. Each photograph also is accompanied by an educational caption spotlighting the progress made in restoring the bay, the variety of plant and wildlife supported by its waters the areas connection with its signature waterway. Designed to portray the beauty and diversity of Tampa Bay from individual perspectives, the traveling exhibit has been underwritten by the phosphate and potash producer. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson A familiar sight on Florida waterways, the Roseate Spoonbill is the very essence of tropical color and evolved adaptability to its environment. This photographic study by David Kandz of Pinellas County captures the popular avian in a very natural pose poised on one leg considering perhaps another dip for more dinner. Birds whose natural environment is the sand and shell edges of a salt water body such as Tampa Bay are not often caught in a mothering pose. But, this shot of a black headed tern sheltering her chick was taken at the perfect moment by Joan Miller, a wildlife photographer who calls Tierra Verde home when not traveling the world.MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSMounted on easels, the 20 photographs by Florida photographers celebrating Tampa Bay now are on display at Mosaics headquarters on FishHawk Boulevard.. Here, Chris Smith, the phosphate producers spokesperson, puts final touches on the traveling exhibit before the company hosts a public reception Tuesday. The exhibit next will be displayed at the SouthShore Regional Library.
12 An angel is bornMira Francesca Evans was born at 2:41 p.m. on July 21, at Brandon Regional Hospital. Mira weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Mike and Brandy Evans of Brandon. She was welcomed into the family by her siblings Nick and Shelby and her paternal grandmother Dianne Schehl of Apollo Beach. The little bundle of joys maternal grandparents are Brenda Knowles of Apollo Beach and Robin and Peg Knowles of Ruskin. Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Tooth Pain Dentures Dental Implants Sedation Dentistry Tooth WhiteningMichelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396www.suncitycenterdental.com703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573Lic.#6193 Lic.#9109 Lic.#11099 Lic.#15756 Lic.#D1713809 Our ofce is open:Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to noon Crowns Bridges Partials Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic Dentistry We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! Report fish kills, even though theyre common this time of yearHigh temperatures and cloudy, rainy days can spell trouble for fish in Floridas marine and freshwater habitats. These conditions can cause fish kills, which are natural occurrences that typically do not cause permanent damage to the ecosystem or to fish populations. Nevertheless the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your help in keeping track of these die-offs. FWC scientists record and monitor the location and extent of fish kills in natural lakes and estuaries to see if there are problems developing in an ecosystem that might require investigation or restorative measures. Many factors may contribute to a fish kill. Some fish kills are complex and involve a variety of factors that may not be easily discernable. However, most common causes of kills in brackish estuaries, freshwater lakes and man-made retention ponds are well understood by scientists. Fish kills are commonly caused by weather-related factors. Sudden temperature fluctuations or extreme temperatures can result in fish kills any time of the year. Hot weather during the summer months can cause fish kills because warm water holds less oxygen than cold water. In addition, a lack of rain during hot-weather months lowers the water levels in the system, allowing the water to heat even more, which further depletes oxygen levels. Fish kills also can occur during extended periods with little sunshine. The process leading to these types of die-offs begins with overcast skies and rainy weather. During extended periods of overcast, rainy or cloudy weather, the biological system uses the dissolved oxygen in the water faster than it can produce it. Rain water can compound the situation by causing vegetation, such as leaves and grass clippings, to wash into the system and decompose. The decomposition process also can remove oxygen from water. The good news is that most natural water bodies are resilient to these types of fish kill events. Residents can report fish kills in natural water bodies to the FWC at MyFWC.com/FishKill or by calling the FWC Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511. It is not necessary to report fish kills in man-made retention or private ponds to the FWC.
14 Has shopping become too much of a hassle? Or, maybe you just dont have the time. Can you use aPersonal Shopper for: Ann Chambliss (813) 245-8228 $15 Flat Charge T r u s t e d by P h y s i c i a n s & P a t i e n t s A l i k e UF researchers:Efforts to control invasive lionfish not likely to curb populationGAINESVILLE, Fla. Lionfish are causing problems for native fish populations in Floridas coastal waters, such as grouper and snapper, prompting efforts to try and curb populations of the invasive species.But a new University of Florida study suggests that eradicating lionfish isnt likely to happen without a better understanding of the species and better control strategies.The study, published in the online journal PLoS ONE last month, showed that lionfish reproduce too quickly to be wiped out by shortterm harvesting, said Andrew Bar bour, a UF fisheries and aquatic sciences graduate student and the studys lead author. The frilly, red, black and white fish arent caught easily using hook and line, so lionfish derbies encour age divers and snorkelers to spear or net as many lionfish as possible in a given time frame. Despite good intentions of those involved in short-term harvesting, lionfish will likely continue gobbling up juvenile grouper, snapper and other economically important species, he said. The findings should prove helpful for those trying to curb the lionfish problem, Barbour said. Its not news a lot of people are going to want to hear, but its news that needs to be out there, he said. Native to the Indo-Pacific, lionfish have been causing problems for years in waters off the Southeast United States and Caribbean. More recently theyve spread to the Gulf of Mexico and South American waters. Derbies have resulted in up to 1,400 lionfish being harvested in a day, Barbour said. But a single lionfish can produce as many as 200,000 eggs per month, easily replenishing the populations numbers. The researchers used mathematical modeling programs to show that 35 to 65 percent of the lionfish would have to be taken from an area every year to keep the lionfish numbers in check. And even if large numbers of lionfish are har vested, thats not likely to happen, said Mike Allen, a UF professor of fisheries ecology and one of the studys authors.Lionfish populations are able to rebound easily from harvesting efforts because they reach matu rity quickly, have eggs and larvae that can be spread over large geographical areas by ocean currents, and thus far, have no natural predators to help keep them in check, said Tom Frazer, a UF professor of aquatic ecology and another author of the study. Allen and Frazer are members of UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.The UF scientists said it might be possible for those looking to dent the lionfish numbers to do so with intensive spearfishing in small geographic areas such as coral reefs frequented by scuba diving tourists, Barbour said. But those efforts will have to be sustained. Youd have to fish them hard, and over a long period of time, Frazer said. Lionfish are edible, although researchers havent studied the fish long enough to know whether ciguatera, a toxin that can cause human illness, might be a problem. Thanks to their showy appear ance, lionfish are popular with tropical fish hobbyists. They have venomous spines that can cause illness to humans who get poked, but the species is not aggressive and they tend to stick close to reefs or other structures theyve claimed as their home. There are several theories about what caused lionfish to become established in the Western Hemisphere, Frazer said. Some blame irresponsible aquarium enthusiasts for simply releasing the fish into the wild. Others suggest wind and waves from Hurricane Andrew could have freed the fish from South Florida aquariums and swept them into the Atlantic Ocean. Another theory holds that the fish were accidentally transported in seawater used as ship ballast. A selection of lionfish, collected by IFAS researchers. In the last decade, the invasive fish has caused big problems for native fish, such as grouper and snapper. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW BARBOUR HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODA Y!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. 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Quality Difference Price 813-645-3529 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273. MERLINMerlin is a black and white tuxedo male domestic long hair. Merlin was originally a kitten at C.A.R.E. who had been rescued from a storm drain. After some ups and downs he was adopted, but returned to the shelter because his owner was moving. He is very friendly and loves to be petted and get attention from the volunteers. Merlin has been neutered and brought up to date on shots. As part of his adoption he will also be microchipped. Wont you visit C.A.R.E. with the idea of making this handsome guy part of your family? DOB: Nov. 1, 2008. JASMINEJasmine is a darling Shih Tzu who was brought to the shelter with two other family members (Kennedy and Meghan). Sadly, the human family that cared for and loved them their whole lives recently experienced a tragic event and can no longer keep them. Jasmines family revealed that even though she is the smallest of the pack, she usually takes on the role of queen bee. She probably would do best if adopted by a family or as an only pet. For fun, Jasmine loves to chase tennis balls and go for walks. Jasmine is housebroken, spayed, and current on her shots. As part of her adoption she will be microchipped. DOB: June 2, 2003. FISH TALESIt is the time of the year of hot weather and storms. Before heading out in the bay, you should prepare not only to catch fish, but to protect yourselves from the weather. To keep the water glare down to a minimum wear polar ized sunglasses. Wear loose clothing of light weight and color, which will help to reflect some of the hot sunrays. If you burn easily, you should put suntan lotion on before you leave and take extra with you. Be sure to take plenty of water along. Have food aboard, eat while out there as the hot weather will cause fatigue and you will need food to keep your body going. Dont forget a cap or a hat of some sort to protect your head. Too much sun may cause a headache, upset stomach or you may become dizzy. If this happens, head for shore, get medical atten tion if needed. A variety of fish are being caught this time of the year in our local area. I get many questions about these species. Most often is it a fat or a lean fish? Many of you in this area have been told to include fish in your diet, at least three times a week. For some reason, I cant go to the supermarket without someone asking about a fish. Often, Hey Fish Lady and I answer. It could be because I have been writing Fish Tales for over twenty years. Fat fish is the name given to fish that have an oil content of more than 5%. The oil content in this fish may vary with the season of the year, the water, the depth, or the location of the water. Fat fish do not freeze well, and should not stay in the freezer longer than three months. King and spanish mackerel are fat fish, as well as mullet, pompano, crocker, and jacks, to name a few. Your mullet and jacks should be bled as soon as possible after you make the catch if you plan to eat them. When cooking fat fish, you will find that they have a stronger flavor than lean fish. Fat fish are great in a stirfry with vegetables. Jacks are often smoked, and mullet is most often fried. All can be used in a stirfry. Lean fish have less than 5% fat content and some with only five tenths of a percent. Because of this low oil content, these fish may be kept in the freezer for a year. Flounder and trout are the most popular of the lean fish. These fish will please the palate of most if cooked in a variety of ways. They can be broiled or baked with a crab stuffing, fried in low calorie oil. Since they are a lean fish, you will not gain many calories by adding a cream, lemon, or butter sauce. You can catch only one redfish per person per day, but they are usually large enough to bake with Ruskin tomatoes, potatoes and onions to make a family meal. Flounder is filleted without bones and a popular lean fish eaten by many in most all seafood restaurants. It can be served in a variety of ways. Sheepshead is very boney, but has a pure white meat and is very good lean tablefare. Jewfish, snapper and whiting are also lean fish. All lean fish, boiled and flaked, By Jonie Maschek Prepare for the heat of the dayare great in a fruit salad, with oranges, strawberries, blueberries or bananas. Use polyunsatuated oil when frying your fish. Fish cooks quickly. It is ready when flaky. Flesh is opaque not shiny. Flesh does not cling to bone. Cook fish 10 mintues for each one inch thickness, double time for frozen. This does not apply to micro waves. Microwave 3 minutes per pound. I saw more sheepshead this week than any other species -guess they dont mind the heat and rain. I was told that anglers were searching for the hiding spots that fish were taking cover from the heat. We will be celebrating our 53rd wedding anniversary tomorrow and we probably will go fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.Senior Singles socialize on fourth Sunday of the monthThe South Shore Senior Singles group will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Asian Fusion Buffet in Apollo Beach. For more informa tion, call Patti at (813) 634-7171. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those 50+ South Shore seniors who live in Riverview, Sun City Center, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton, Ruskin, and Brandon, and to provide a non-threaten ing atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun. The group meets once a month at The Alley in Riverview for bowling and fun from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month (Aug. 28), then to Applebees for dinner; a local restaurant for dining and dancing and other fun events as scheduled. A sightseeing cruise in Sarasota is being planned for late summer. Contract negotiations are scheduledA contract negotiation session between Hillsborough County BOCC and Emergency Medical Personnel, County and Critical Care Technicians, Local 3525, has been set at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Medical Examiners office, located at 11025 N. 46th St., Tampa. For more information, call John Wever, Labor Relations Manager, Human Resources, at 276-2755.Weight Watchers has new planFeel the excitement with Weight Watchers new PointsPlus Plan. Thursday meetings are at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. For more information, visit email@example.com.
16 Area Places of Worship REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354 Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, 634-1292Saturday Worship: 4:00 p.m. Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.Holy Communion....First & Third Sunday Bible Class...Thursday 10 am, Guests Welcome South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 THROUGH 12TH GRADE820 COLLEGE AVE. W. RUSKIN, FL 33570645-6439Sunday School............................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship............8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Service.............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana .............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry Rumsey www.fbcruskin.orgA Resource for Families CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHSunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided Pastor Jack R. Palzer www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 St. John the Divine Episcopal ChurchGrowing by Faith from Generation to Generation 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service and Sunday School at West Campus (S.R. 674 and 9th Street SE, Ruskin) 8:00 a.m. Traditional Service and 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion with Choir at East Campus (1015 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center)ALL WORSHIP SERVICES WITH HOLY COMMUNION AND HEALING HOLY OIL Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? 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.Getting to Know You (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.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 At-risk girls is topic at South Shore Christian Womans meetingSound The Shofar to meet Aug. 14Sound the Shofar will meet on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. in the South Shore Library. The address of the library is 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will speak on "Hebraic Roots of the Christian Faith: Teaching Torah from a Messianic Perspective." Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Pastor David at 813-477-15167. Unity to invite new speakersUnity in Brandon is welcoming guest speakers to fill the pulpit this summer. They are in the process of securing a new spiritual leader. The speakers for August: Aug. 7: Rev. Ernestine Butler -Beatitudes Part 4 Aug. 14: David & Pam Cooper Aug. 21: Valleri Crabtree Aug. 28: Bob & Ruth Fatur Unity welcomes people of all faiths. Unity in Brandon is located at 129 N. Moon Ave., Brandon at the Brandon Womans Club building. Worship Services are held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. For more information call For more information call 813-2636155 or visit www.unityinbran don.org.Fun Brigade plans eventsThe Fun Brigade of the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center is featur ing many events for the commu nity where everyone is invited and welcomed. The Summer Cinema continues with Seabiscuit on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. and the film The Bucket List on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. There is no admission charge and snacks/beverages are available for purchase. On Thursday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of Bingo. There is no admission charge and there will be grab fun prizes. There will be a Vintage Style Show Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. People are being sought to signup in the Narthex or church office. They are referring to vintage as anything worn before the year 2000. A great feature of the day will be the pot luck hors doeuvres party, after the show, starting Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 813-633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 813-634-7062.Be preparedThe Disaster Team of the Riverview United Methodist Church is selling Disaster Cleaning Supply Buckets. The 5-gallon buckets with lids are filled with cleaning supplies in the event of a disaster. Included is a 5-gallon bucket with seal-tight lid, cleaning towels, clothesline and pins, disinfectant dish soap, dust masks, hand sanitizer, heavy duty trash bags, household cleaner, latex gloves, liquid laundry soap, scouring pads, scrub brush, sponges and work gloves -all this for $25. To purchase your bucket, call the Riverview United Methodist Church at (813) 677-5995 or Lois Gorbe at (813) 672-0374.Take a mystery trip on Aug. 4Friendship Baptist Churchs first trip a month ago was so much fun, theyre doing it again. A trip to somewhere -with lunch later at a restaurant in anywhere. Bring $15 to $20. Meet at 9 a.m. in front of the church, 1511 El Rancho Rd., Sun City Center. There is a sign-up sheet in the church lobby. Make a reservation. For more information, call 6335950.South Shore Christian Women's Connection presents Cindy Churchill, director of Steppin' Stone Farm. Cindy will share infor mation about their program for at risk teenage girls, a program that redirects their lives to become successful and productive adults. The presentation and luncheon will be held at Club Renaissance, 2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center, Thursday, Aug. 11. Doors open at 11 a.m. luncheon and program 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations or cancellations must be made before noon Aug. 8. Cost is $17 inclusive. All ladies welcome, no member ship required. Sponsored by South Shore Christian Womens Connection, Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. For more information call 813938-4320 or 813-383-7540, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. LOWEST WEEKLY RATE $280+taxwith Microwave, Refrigerator, HBO and Free Wi-Fi813-634-3331 Daily runs to Tampa VA medical center Bob Gerdes and Mike Albanese show off the new van that will transport veterans from all over South County to the Tampa VA medical center.Disabled American Veterans Chapter 110, Sun City Center, reports that for the 12 months ending April 2011, the chapter service van logged 14,185 miles and transported 562 veterans to the James A. Haley Veterans Medical Center in Tampa. Chapter Commander Bob Gerdes would like to remind all veterans that the DAV is a veterans service organization and that member ship in the DAV is not necessary to utilize this service. The van is available to all veterans in need of transportation to the Tampa VA medical center. However, the van is not handicapped accessible; passengers must be ambulatory and able to enter and exit the van without assistance. The van makes daily morning runs stopping in Sun City Center, Kings Point, Ruskin, and Gibsonton with stops at the main hospital and all off-site clinics as required. For more infor mation and to reserve a seat, call (813) 642-0302. When calling to reserve a seat, call seven days in advance. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22
17 THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH NO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor First Church of Christ, ScientistChristian Science HealsSunday Service .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................. 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ............................................. 5:00 p.m. Reading Room ................ All Are Welcome Area Places of Worship 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.............................4:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Obituary SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton MASSES Vigil Mass ..................................................................... Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........ 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Daily ......................................................... Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ...................................... Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:30 p.m. Confession ...................... Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. PastorSaint Anne Catholic Church 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 a.m. Casual Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $875Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 Ronald FletcherIn loving memory of Ronald Fletcher, 78, who passed away on July 20, 2011. Ron was from Toldeo, Ohio, and worked for Conrail. He and his wife Lavonne moved to Florida after retiring. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavonne, and daughter, Debra Blackford. Survivors include his son Ron Jr.; granddaughter, Ginger Thornton and family; and grandson, Daniel Barnett and family. Donations may be made in his memory to the Humane Society. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 How Self Esteem can be more powerful than bullies Dr. Bill Page would rather teach than do just about anything else any day of the week. During my career I was an educator and administrator in elementary, middle and high schools, as well as college, for 33 years, Page said. During that time I enjoyed serving as a Boy and Cub Scout master, and a Sunday school teacher. Through all that time, I have seen just about everything children can experience, both positive and negative, and helped these kids solve what many today see as practically unsolvable problems. For the most part, I didnt have any special technology or divine wisdom. All I had was the head on my shoulders and the heart beating in my chest, and for 33 years those were the only tools I needed. Page, a PhD who in retirement became a childrens book author known as Billy D, said that he has dealt with the absolute worst kids in his school and the best ones, too. In most cases, he said that they were one and the same, just on different days. It doesnt take a PhD to figure out why a kid bullies another kid, or why that kid lets the other one bully him, said Page, author of the childrens book Boy Scouts, Bullies & Indian Creek. Both kids are scared of something. The kid who is being bullied is afraid of getting beat up, and the bully is afraid of most everything. The secret is being able to connect with them and figure out what both kids are afraid of and helping them face and defeat those fears. The heart of the matter is really one of the most basic truths I know: every child is special. If you want to prevent problems, then parents and teachers simply need to remind kids of this fact on a regular basis. If you tell them often enough, theyll begin to believe it and feel it, too. I put the characters in my books through some paces, he said. They encounter the challenges of responsibility, honesty, self-pride, peer pressure, sibling rivalry, and race relations. They experience the consequences of drug use, overconfidence and facing ridicule. On the other hand, my characters also see the benefits from loving people, befriending them and cooperating with others. My characters are grounded by events that are true-tolife, so that the kids who read them, who are also dealing with the realism in their lives, can relate, under stand and learn.Is the bully somehow less special than the bullied? he asked. Or are both simply good kids in a bad situation who need to see that their lives can be better if they only see how special they are and the differ ence they can make in other lives? We all need to know where we keep our strength, the parts of ourselves that help us overcome adversities. If our children dont learn where those places are when theyre kids, they wont know where to find those places as adults.New chorus leader Valerie Southwell is the new accompanist for the SCC Womans Chorus and the organist at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center. She is already planning and practicing for fall events.The Womens Chorus of Sun City Center welcomes Valerie Southwell as its new accompanist. When you meet Valerie the conversation just naturally turns to music and it is apparent how deep her love of music is. That love manifested itself at age five. Her uncle had a grand piano in his living room and would pay her 25 cents each time she would play a song. When her sister purchased a piano, it was difficult for her to pass by without sitting down to play. Valerie had to be extraordinarily persistent about her music. The piano was in the living room along with the television and she had to deal with her brothers in order to find practice time. Her high school years found Valerie playing the clarinet in the band, accompanying the chorus and taking organ lessons. Valerie received her B.S. in Music Education from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. Dur ing her college years she learned to play percussion, trumpet, flute, and violin. She has taught private lessons on both the piano and organ as well as classroom piano to students of all ages. Currently she serves as organist at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center.
X 10 7 6B 7 Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any financial resources available to retirees who are inter ested in going back to college? Since I retired, Ive been thinking about going back to school to study some topics of interest to me, but living on a fixed income I could use some financial help. College-Bound Senior Dear Senior, There are actually numerous discounts, tuition waivers, tax credits and other deals that can help retirees go back to school a little cheaper. Heres what you should know. Back to School From continuing education and enrichment classes to graduate school, more and more retirees are heading back to the classroom looking to pursue their interest, connect with other people or retool for a new career. But with the high cost of college these days, paying tuition, fees and books can be a big strain for many older adults living on a fixed income. Here are some tips that can help you save. By Jim Miller Discounted Tuition Your first step is to contact your nearby college to find out what, if any, deals they offer retirees. Many community colleges and some four-year colleges for example, allow senior citizens to audit classes for free and many offer significantly discounted tuition rates for those who take them for credit. In fact, according to Fastweb, a college financial aid resource, 21 states and Washington, D.C., offer free tuition for senior citizens at some or all of their public colleges. (Textbook costs and sometimes fees are however not covered.) Credits and Deductions Uncle Sam can offer some assistance too in the form of tax credits and deductions. For credits, check out the Lifetime Learning tax credit that allows students of any age to claim up to a $2,000 credit each year for college or other postsecondary school expenses. And the American Opportunity credit, which allows an annual tax credit up to $2,500. The government also provides tuition and fees deductions for students that can cover up to $4,000 in expenses. But, you can choose only one of these three tax breaks Lifetime Learning credit, American Opportunity credit, or the tuition and fees deduction. To learn more about these benefits, visit the IRSs Tax Benefits for Education Information Center, which you can access at TaxBenefitsForEducation.info. Scholarships While most scholarships are aimed at traditional undergraduates, there are a number of scholar ships offered specifically to adult Discount options for retirees headed back to school THE SAVVY SENIORand non-traditional students. Two good websites to help you find them are fastweb.com and scholarships.com, both of which offer huge scholarship databases and easy-to-use search tools. Lifelong Learning Beyond college classes, another popular and inexpensive option for retirees is Lifelong Learning Institutes (LLIs). These are noncredit educational programs that involve no tests or grades, just learning for the pure joy of it. Usually affiliated with colleges and universities, LLIs offer a wide array of academic courses in such areas as literature, history, religion, philosophy, science, art and archi tecture, economics, finance, computers, lifestyle issues and more. To find an LLI, call your closest college or search the websites of the two organizations that support and facilitate them Osher (osher.net) and Elderhostel (www. roadscholar.org/ein/intro.asp). Together they support more than 500 LLI programs nationwide. If you dont find an LLI in your area, depending on where you live, there are other organizations that offer non-credit older adult educa tion courses like Oasis (oasisnet. org, 314-862-2933), Shepherds Centers of America (shepherdcenters.org, 816-960-2022), and SeniorNet (seniornet.org, 571203-7100), which offers computer courses at learning centers around the country. Also, be sure to contact your local public library to see if it offers any programs for seniors. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty FREE BRAKE CHECK: New brake pads, resurface front rotors, repack front wheel bearing (if applicable), add brake fluid, inspect hydraulic suystem. Additional parts/service often needed at extra cost. Limited warranty 12 months or 12,000 miles whichever comes first. No other discounts apply. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with other coupons. Exp. 9/8/112-WHEEL FRONT DISC BRAKE SERV.$20 OFF Check Engine Light On?Most vehicles. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. 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Exp. 9/8/11ANY FLUID EXCHANGE$20 OFFANY FLUSHBrakes, Transmission, Coolant, Power SteeringOBNOBNOBN OBN OBN Includes up to 5 qts 5W20, 10W30, or 10W40 motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 8/18/11OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon 813.685.2939 Honor All Competitors Coupons FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Autorized Service Center Hillsborough Countys current water restrictions will not change as a result of the Southwest Florida Water Management Districts decision July 26 to extend a Phase I water shortage declaration. The irrigation of established lawns and landscaping will remain limited to two days a week. In unincorporated Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, the watering schedule remains: 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, locations 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. These hours are already more strict than those set by SWFWMD. The restrictions apply to most water sources, including private wells, and ponds or lakes that are used as alternate irrigation supplies. Residents may hand-water plants and shrubs, or use a drip irrigation system in landscaping beds, at any time. There are also special rules for watering new sod and plantings. There are no restrictions on fountains, car washing and pressure washing. Reclaimed water customers are exempt from the watering restrictions, although these customers are encouraged to use only what they need. For complete information on the watering restrictions, visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/water, call (813) 275-7094 for a recorded message, or call the Water Conservation Team at (813) 272-5977, ext. 43991, during regular business hours. The Phase I water shortage declaration has been in effect since Dec. 1, 2010. SWFWMDs Governing Board voted to extend the declaration as the summer rainy season got off to a slow start, and the regions water resources have not yet been replenished. The declaration is intended to raise public awareness about dry conditions and to direct water utilities and local governments to prepare for potential future action. Under Phase I, SWFWMD is asking residents to check their irri gation systems to ensure they are working properly. To avoid getting a citation if you perform this check during a time other than allowed by the restrictions, limit the testing to no more than 10 minutes, and stay outdoors and visible while monitoring the system.Countys watering restrictions to remain same for now Ombudsman program announces need for volunteers in the Tampa Bay Area Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program announced the need for more volunteers in the Tampa Bay Area. The volunteer-based organization advocates for the health, safety, rights and welfare of elders who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes. When an elder is admitted to a long-term care facility, federal and state laws provide each resident with a special set of residents rights cover ing issues ranging from dignity and respect to measurable quality of life and care. Volunteer ombudsmen, who are trained by the program and approved by the State Ombudsman, each spend approximately 20 hours per month visiting local facilities and responding to residents individual complaints to ensure that their rights are respected. Volunteers receive mileage and meal reimbursement, as well as support from state and local staff. Volunteers with the program are given a chance to meet and inter act with others who share a passion for volunteering, personal fulfillment and growth. We are just one of the 17 district councils that make up the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Currently, we only have 11 volunteers in a district with over 13,000 long-term care resident beds, which works out to just one volunteer for every 1,182 residents, said West Central Ombudsman Manager, Robin Baker. It takes a special person to give so much time and energy to a program like this, to really act as the residents voice to protect their rights. 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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100 THE SHOPPER 1 9 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30¢ addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 GARAGE/ YARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES AUGUST 4, 2011 105 PERSONALPrayer to the Blessed Mother. Oh most beautiful ower of Mount Carmels fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh star of the sea, help me & show me here, in you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary Mother of God, queen of heaven & earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity (make request) There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (say 3 times). Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (3 times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days, then you must publish it and it will be granted to you. Grateful thanks. bjk We are worth the drive from anywhere! We re-cover or make new cushions Delivery AvailableHOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed on Weekends 2711 N. MacDill Ave. Tampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE 260 FRUITS/VEG.Read the entire newspaper online including the classified by going to Observernews.net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday thru Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Garage sale. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 8am-noon. Bedroom set, couch, recliners & more. Huxley Place, SCC. Community yard & bake sale. Indoor, air conditioned. Benet: World Vision, Inside Faith Worx Church. 202 Flamingo Dr., Apollo Beach. Saturday, Aug. 6, 8am-noon. Friday & Saturday, Aug. 5 & 6, 8amnoon. Collectibles, art, household, misc. items. 911 August Dr., SCC. Rain date Aug. 12/13 Friday & Saturday, Aug. 5 & 6, 8am2pm. Hideaway RV Resort, Rec. hall. 2 miles south of Ruskin on US 41. Multi family sale. 314 ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLE1921 Antique Singer treadle sewing machine, model 127. Egyptian Sphinx decal. Serial #G9062418. In fair condition, would be great for decorative piece in a home or shop. Can email photos, .email@example.com FURNITUREEthan Allen sleeper sofa, double bed. Excellent condition. Max 69.5 wide $225. 1042 Regal Manor Way, SCC. 813-634-0657 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-645-4515 or 813-484-9855390 MISC. FOR SALENice clothing size 6 petite various prices, 4 section German shrunk $700. (2) curio/ trophy cabinet $350 each. Wheel chair $100, walker w/ seat $100. Call for appointment 813-641-3428 Kill bed bugs & roaches with Harris Pest Control products. Odorless, non staining formula. Available at Jacksons Hardware, 1503 7th St., SW, Ruskin. 813-645-5000 RUSKINESTATE SALEEntire Household Must Go 1412 Deirdre Dr. Fri. & Sat., 5 & 6 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Furniture, Antiques, China, Collectibles, Household Items, Regulation Pool Table, Electronics, Recumbent Bike, Trek 6200 Road Bicycle, and much more! 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES 25%-30% less than Big Box stores Top Name Brands of Furniture(813) 645-7777Open: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ruskin United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT HOUSESPECIALS EVERY WEEK! Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. 109 W. Shell Point Ro Ruskin To Place A Classied Ad Call Beverly 813-645-3111 20 words for $17.00 and 30¢ for each additional word. Bold line $3. All Classied ads are prepaid. We take Visa, MasterCard or Discover Hunting for a place to live? Check out the 500 Real Estate Section DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1935 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center Fri. & Sat., Aug. 5-6 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 Have a nice day 312 ESTATE SALES
AUGUST 4, 2011 2 T H E S H O P P E R REN TA L S 600 &ODVVLHG\003LV\003WKH\003%X\\000HUV\003 \000DUNHWSODFH RE A L E STAT E 500 \027\024\023\003%$ Read the entire newspaper RQOLQH\003LQFOXGLQJ\003WKH\003FODVVLHG\003 by going to Observernews. net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. 425 SL I P S OR S T OR AG E South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com T R A N S POR TATI ON 450 M A R I NE 400 458 SER VIC E /PA R TS Cedric & Kathy Williams Tire Service. Excellent performance. 20yrs experi ence. 24hr service. Licensed & insured. 813-645-9249 465 R V L O T R EN TA L RV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 511 HO US E S F OR SA LE 511 HO US E S F OR SA LE 610 WAT ER F RON T R EN TA L S The Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kay men Way, Apollo Beach, efficiency apartments on water. Boat docking / fishing. Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus deposit. No pets. 813-850-5217, 813-863-6123 Bahia Beach, Ruskin. Furnished wa terfront condo 2br/2ba/2cg. $1,250 monthly plus deposit. Call Dave 813645-4991 611 H O US E S F OR REN T Ruskin, quaint 3/2 home with front covered porch. Well suited for 1-3 people. Monthly rent is $925.00 with signed lease. No smoking. No pets. Security Deposit and references required. Please call 813-649-1599 Sun City Center. 2br/2ba/2cg, duplex, family room, enclosed patio. Cul-desac. 55+ community. $895 monthly, furnished. 813-951-7193 House for rent. Ruskin 2br/1ba fenced yard. $700 monthly. Close to Manatee River & boat ramp. Available now. 813610-3485 or 813-641-7791 \003\011\003\003URSHUWLHV 3, 2 & 1 bedrooms. No pets. Ruskin, Gibsonton area. RV lots available 813310-1888 or 813-849-1469 612 AP TS. F OR R EN T Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, wash er /dryer hookup. $695 monthly plus deposit, water & lawn service included, 813-244-1676 Riverview 2br/1ba, CHA, water, garbage & maintenance included. $600 monthly $600 deposit. 813-239-4293 or 813645-2193 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 & Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc. SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc. Your neighborhood printer. NOW RENTING AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY R IVERWOOD A PARTMENTS 1 Bedroom Apartments Rental Rates Beginning at $520 + Utilities For Rental Information call: (813) 645-7320 (TDD 800-955-8771) 709 Oceanside Circle Ruskin Mon-Fri 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer 613 CON D O S F OR R EN T Kings Point 1br/1.5ba. furnished nicely, covered parking, all amenities $700 monthly or for sale. $25,000, owner QDQFLQJ\021\003\033\024\026\020\031\026\027\020\024\024\031\025\003 Spacious, furnished, 1br/1.5ba, gated, 55+, Kings Point, SCC. Includes all utilities, except electric, all activities, transportation. $600 monthly, annual lease. 813-944-2884 630 M.H. R EN TA L S Mobile homes & RV lots for rent. Mobile homes for sale. E-Z terms. Eastwood Estates Mobile Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather 813-677-5726 To Place \003$\003&ODVVLHG\003$G Call Beverly 813-645-3111 20 words for $17.00 and 30¢ for each additional word. Bold OLQH\003\007\026\021\003$OO\003&ODVVLHG\003DGV\003DUH\003 prepaid. We take Visa, MasterCard or Discover EXCELLENT STARTER HOME with a great location. This 3BR/2BA on a gorgeous corner lot with mature landscaping. Adjoining lot (82x135) with separate folio included. Special features include: nice open floor plan, plenty of cabinets and center island in kitchen, nice deck off living area overlooking a huge yard, double walk-in closets in master, freshly painted interior and much more! $94,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 QUAINT & COZY COTTAGE on a large corner lot surrounded by oak trees! This 2BR/1BA home has 1,352 sq ft and has been meticulously maintained. Other features include beautiful wood floors, stained glass windows, and a nice inviting deck area. $89,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 Acre with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70x108 LOT on a nice pond in Beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT LOCATION on 4.7 Acre Parcel(MOL) in a very convenient location, minutes from Hwy. 674 and I-75. Great area for a small development or your own private estate. $129,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 5 ACRES with 10 greenhouses! 3BR/2BA MH built in 2001. Special features include: 20x30 workshop, 2 free standing double carports, 190 foot well, electric gate and much more. Zoning is AR. $134,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT PRICE REDUCTION!! ALMOST 5 ACRES FILLED WITH OAKS AND AZALEAS. Easy access to Hwy. 301 & I-75. Corner location and two parcels. Older family home that needs your tender loving care. 3BR/2BA, C/H/A, old oak flooring. fish house with bath. Bring the kids and animals and turn them loose. $164,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COUNTRY BUT CLOSE! Looking for room to roam? Put your home on this 8+ acres piece with no close neighbors. Priced at $115,000 and septic in place. Property zoned for 5 homes. Have your whole family close. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION! Commercial site located close to Highway 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage, Zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer. Mobile home on property brings rental income, $198,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 for details. 2.1 ACRES COMMERCIAL on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house but value is in the land. SMU6 land use. Buy now and build later. Multiple possibilities. $799,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 GREAT LOCATION!! 2BR/2BA 1-car garage home on .99 acre (MOL) with river frontage! Beautiful setting with a wonderful view of the river. $185,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 HISTORIC RUSKIN HOME BUILT IN 1910. A must see to appreciate the uniqueness of this home. Lots of room for kids and toys storage galore mobile home hook up, large shade and fruit trees. Beautiful interior that has to be seen to appreciate. $349,000. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRIME LOCATION ON HIGHWAY 41!! This property has 200 ft on U.S. Hwy 41 and is set up for both office and warehouse space. The property is completely fenced in with parking for over 30 vehicles. This is a great location for a business that needs easy highway access and flexible space. Owner will also consider a lease or lease purchase. Dont miss this opportunity! $499,000. CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211 Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924. www.dickmanrealty.com firstname.lastname@example.org CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS ......... 645-3211 Celebrating 87 Years 1924 2011 AWESOME HOME IN SUN CITY CENTER!! 2BR/2BA 2-car garage and conveniently located to all of the amenities that Sun City Center has to offer. Built in 1994 this home has been meticulously maintained with new a/c in 2006, a new roof in 2007 and much, much more. You dont even have to mow your lawn as lawn maintenance is part of the homeowners association agreement!! Sun City Center has much to offer with golf courses, tennis, softball, two indoor pools plus over 200 clubs and various other activities. A golf cart friendly community to local shopping and activities and it is conveniently located to airports, beaches, Tampa, Sarasota & St. Petersburg. All this for only $135,000. Come and enjoy the Florida lifestyle today!! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 HARD TO BELIEVE BARGAIN. Two duplexes, side by side, asking less than $40,000 each. Tenants currently being charged $1300 monthly rent. Near school, shopping, transportation. Two for $79,900 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 BAYSIDE FURNISHED CONDO RENTAL. Beautiful upgrades and furnishings to enjoy while taking in spectacular bayfront views and sounds. $1200 monthly off season. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 SUN CITY CENTER, ELEGANTLY FURNSIHED HOME: 2BR/2BA 2-car-garage, enclosed Fla-Rm, and large utility-room. Split BR plan, tiles in both BA, large kitchen with breakfast nook, Family-Rm with built-in-shelves, and formal dining-living room make this home very attractive. $122,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN POOL HOUSE, WITH 10 FT. CANAL FRONT! Extensively remodeled, this 2BR/2.5BA +Den (3rd BR) and garage, offers a brand new kitchen (new granite countertops, wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances), new wood floors & CHA 3-years-new pool, roof & windows and more $175,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN RIVERFRONT LOT: Deep water, unique view of river and nature, great fishing or boating spot. PD-MU zoning allows homes, manufactured homes. and more. Lot is deep, fenced and gated, utilities are already in place. $199,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 1 ACRE LOT, zoned for Mobile-Home or house, possible owner financing. Cleared, secluded, facing nature preserve, just minutes from town & shopping. No association fees. $44,900. Adjacent 1 acre lot for sale as well, same price, same conditions. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 PRIVACY ABOUNDS at this darling 3BR/2BA home on 3 country acres. Features include large screened porch, fenced and cross fenced acreage, large 2-car detached garage, no homeowner association or deed restrictions, and treesy yard just to name a few. Must see! $129,900. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. MUST SETTLE ESTATE. 1BR/1BA condo in gated retirement community with many amenities. The perfect answer for active or not so active retirees. 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