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www.ObserverNews.netSeptember 1, 2011 Volume 55 Number 32THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Of all the gastronomic delights Cubans cook up, one of, if not the most, iconic is the Cuban Sandwich. As a Floridian, growing up in and around Tampa, I have for a lifetime looked forward to with mouthwatering anticipation, enjoyed with unspeakable relish and praised to the very skies the Cubanos that are a menu staple in authentic Cuban and Italian eateries. Oh, that crusty, flavorful bread sandwiching the layers of ham and roast pork and sometimes Genoa salami, with the cheese that adds a little bite, accented with juicy pickle and a slash of mustard! I have gone out of my way to find the real thing, have done them pressed and unpressed, have joyfully consumed literally thousands of em, silently thanking the native Cubans who began concocting them at least a couple of centuries back. And, I had to go to Cuba to get the worst Cubano I ever have bitten into in that lifetime. I ordered it at the bar in Nacional, Havanas equally iconic hotel. It arrived old and cold. The bread, while looking like it was cut from a traditional Cuban rope, was neither crusty on the outside nor chewy on the inside, much less tasty. The roasted pork slices in the filling were so grisly they could not be chewed. The cheese was negligible. All hints of seasoning had evaporated. It was, in a word, horrendous. The best I can say for it is that what I ate of it did not make me ill. Breakfast: another story Happily, though, that eating experience was an anomaly. Nacional, in fact, lays out the most stupendous breakfast bar any traveler could desire. A large dining room on its basement level built against the bluff overlooking the Gulf is devoted daily to multiple cold and warming tables laden with arrays of fresh tropical fruits from the various melons to pineapples, papaya and peaches, to a range of egg dishes from hard boiled to scrambled to spicy casseroles, to baskets of muffins, breads, bagels, biscuits of many descriptions. One chef stands by to prepare on the grill any of the traditional breakfast meats as well as eggs, each order to taste. The juice bar offers not only orange and grapefruit and tomato but also squeezed mango and guava and pineapple, fresh and cold. Of course, theres the selection of hot, rich, strong Cuban coffees. Different languages mix with the Cuban Spanish, swirling through the room, as hundreds of hotel guests most of them vacationing tourists clad in shorts, sneakers and sunhats fuel up for a day of sightseeing in and around the old capital. They may get directions from or questions answered by the generally solemn native wait staff who will clean their tables, change the linen, place fresh utensils for the next wave. They all recognize two different worlds. A different world For, just a few blocks away in Old Havana, Nacional is as foreign a territory to natives as Montreal or Istanbul or Honolulu. They may know someone who works there, they may pick-up or deliver hotel guests there if they work in transportation, they may even establish a temporary working service relationship with a group of guests. But, for many Habanans, the old hotels elaborate interior dcor, its sparkling exterior pools, and most assuredly its abundant breakfast buffet, might as well be on another continent. By %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net RUSKIN -The third of seven public meetings to address what should be in a proposed zoning overlay district along U.S. 41 in Ruskin and Apollo Beach dealt with results of on-line surveys and opinions of the committee members who signed up at a meeting in July. Aug. 25, Jose Fernandez, project manager, and John Healey, county planner, brought survey results and maps showing what other overlay districts in Hillsborough County had accomplished. An overlay district is a development area that establishes standards over and above the countys zoning regulations. As was reported in The Observer News and Riverview Current in July, the proposed overlay area consists of an 8-mile north-south stretch of properties bordering U.S. 41 extending from Big Bend Road to the Little Manatee River Bridge in south Ruskin. Because U.S. 41 in Ruskin and Apollo Residents go over maps displayed by Hillsborough County planners that show what an overlay of the U.S. 41 corridor on an 8-mile stretch south of Big Bend Road would cover and hopefully accomplish.Trends begin to surface as overlay plan meetings continueSee TRENDS, page 6 Cuba TodayPP ARTRT 4 INN A SERERIEES%  Eating CubanBy %  MELELODYY JAMEESONN mj@observernews.netSee CUBA TODAY, page 14By %  MiITCH TTRaAPHaAGEN mitch@observernews.netRon Anderson, retired military and a wellknown member of his current profession, was visiting his local grocery store one day last month when he remembered he had to ship a package. On his way out, he took a peek inside the stores dumpster to see if he could find some packing material. Instead, he found something entirely different. Rons wife Margie is a retired law enforcement officer and a current professional with a college degree. Ron was worried his wife would not approve of his discovery. He neednt have worried, she was ecstatic. In peeking into the grocery store dumpster, lying on top of the days trash were five pounds of organic cherries, five pounds of strawberries, four pounds of packaged tomatoes, two large flat iron steaks with $15 price tags, several cartons of fruit juice and seven packages of turkey kielbasa. All still cold and none past their expiration dates. Ron collected it all up and took it home where they froze the meat, boiled the tomatoes for spaghetti sauce base and washed the fruit. They drank the fruit juice. Feeling good about his MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTOThis dumpster near a South County grocery store isnt as neat as Ron and Margie Anderson prefer to leave the dumpster at their store. Above, bread and soft drink bottles are scattered into the parking lot outside the dumpster.find, Ron went back the next day at the same time. He found a five-pound bag of potatoes, two frozen Sara Lee coffee cakes, three packages of Toll House peanut butter / chocolate chip cookie dough and a package of rolls. Since then, the Andersons See DUMPSTER DIVING, page 12Some find big rewards in dumpster diving Old Havana's residents buy their fruits and vegetables from wooden display counters in an open-air building where there is neither air conditioning nor refrigeration. Cuba is said to import about 80 percent of its food stuffs of all varieties as its agricultural industry has declined radically during the years under communism. The Old City's citizens also do not have access to anything approaching a regional shopping mall although there are some small shops attached to a few gasoline service stations on the outskirts which resemble U.S. convenience stores. MELODY JAMESON PHotoOTO PENNY FLETCHER PhHOtT OJonie Maschek recommends a three story barge off C Clearwater called F Fisherman's P Paradise that combines fishing with a luxury cruise. Check it out in Fish Tales on page 7. See how SCCCC C Chamber of C Commerce's executive director, Dana Dittmar plans to celebrate L Labor Day, September 5. R Read her column, You, Me and Business on page 10. By Jonie Maschek By Dana Dittmar

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2 We are a AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterAt Home Auto Care, Inc.(813) 645-0339 RUSKIN -- It takes a village is the concept Steve and Jill Robins hope will catch on when their new project becomes a reality. The Ruskin couple has lived in the area since 1995, coming from California by way of Louisville, Ky. About three months ago they purchased the yellow and white old Florida style wood building just west of Teds Auto Center which is on the corner of Shell Point Road and U.S. 41. Although the building looks historic, it has not been designated as such, and has served as a home, an art studio, and most recently a restaurant. Vacant and badly in need of repairs, for a long time it sat like a lonely spinster waiting for someones attention. The Robins plan to give it a lot of attention. In fact, theyve already begun. A new seamless metal Galvalume roof is almost finished and the next step will be outside scraping and painting, Steve Robins said. Robins plans to make the building and the outside area around it a village square type area in Caribbean (some call Key West) style. There are lots of different configurations we can do inside, depending on who leases space, he said. Each business will be a different color outside, so that there may be eight or nine colors. On a first-come first-served basis, Robins plans to carve out business spaces within the building for retail and professional space. For example, there are four or five rooms that were used as a restaurant, which could be used as individual professional offices, he said. But the idea of having a restaurant is not out. If there is an established restaurant interested in moving there, Robins said he would consider it. He is also entertaining the idea of a fish market, and plans to move his boat canvas business there as well. But I would like to see it as basically general retail and some professional space, he said. What he does not want is turn-over. Were going to put a lot into the general design and configuration so we dont want to see start-ups that go under quickly he said. In keeping with the Caribbean style of the outside of the building, Robins plans to have crushed shell for most of the parking, especially where the large palm trees are, and very little asphalt. He will also replace the large awning and integrate it into the multicolored scheme. Robins said he plans to have the outside of the building finished by the end of September so that potential tenants will want to come inside and see how their spaces could be configured. To find out more about this project or take a look inside, call Robins at 813-943-5333. Coats of many colors soon to be applied to Shell Point Road projectBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net Steve and Jill Robins of Apollo Beach bought this Old Florida style wood frame building on W. Shell Point Road six months ago and are planning a village-style retail and professional center in and around it. The outside will be painted in several colors, a different one for each incoming business, to give it a true Caribbean/Key West look HIGDEN Soft and beautiful, complements virtually any decor. REGULAR PRICE $5.09BONUS BUY!HARDWOODYOUR PRICEMATERIALS ONLYSF$3.89MINERAL POINT Soft and beautiful, completements virtually any decor. REGULAR PRICE $2.69BONUS BUY!LAMINATEYOUR PRICEMATERIALS ONLYSF$1.89 spill abrationits asavin g s event DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONEFLOOR & HOME 813-645-86601 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-BHOURS: MON.-FRI. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. SAT. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAY Evenings by appointment We are the Oldest Family-Owned Window Treatment/Flooring Store in SouthshoreToes sink in. Stains dont. CHANDLER HILLS S,T Soft, stylish carpet that complements any decor.REGULAR PRICE $499SELECT STYLES!YOUR PRICEMATERIALS ONLYSF$249VINO VISTA PLUS Make a statement with classic beauty thats soft, strong and long-lasting.REGULAR PRICE $489SELECT STYLES!YOUR PRICEMATERIALS ONLYSF$244 STAIN-RESISTANT LEES CARPETONLY Lees is made with EverTex, the revolutionary ber that inherently blocks stains before they have a chance to settle in. ONLY Lees has stain protection so strong its backed with a Life of Floor Warranty no stains for the LIFE of your carpet. ONLY Lees has the patented custom built ExtraLocbacking for durability with double the density of standard carpet.REGULAR PRICE $399MATERIALS ONLYSF$199YOUR PRICEWILLOW CREEK S,T Soft, stylish carpet that complements any decor.SELECT STYLES! SELECT STYLES!VINO VISTA Give your room a classic update thats soft and comfortable.YOUR PRICEMATERIALS ONLYSF$244REGULAR PRICE $489

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Getting screened could save your life!!The Skin Cancer Centers Dermatology AssociatesCall for an appointment 813-634-1455NOW OFFERING: 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? BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r Observations: Life on a different planetThis was not a seaplane nor is that the Hamptons outside the window. While Ive been in private planes, Ive never hopped a seaplane to the Hamptons. Am I missing something?MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO I enjoy weekend mornings spent reading the New York Times. Yes, I know some people are anti-New New York Times, but I am neither. I rather enjoy visiting New York City and Ive never had a bad experience there (apart from being abandoned by my wife on the top of the Empire State Building in the middle of the night and forced to sit on a street bench with a prostitute but thats another story). Certainly an argument could be made that the Times is not the newspaper that it once was, but the same could be said of me and a lot of other things in life. The Sunday New York Times is, to me, remarkable. How anyone could publish such a thick stack of newsprint each week with stories on everything from foreign unrest, to East Village nightlife, to events that happened in Kansas is beyond me. I cant begin to imagine it. And then, magically, it all lands on my driveway during the early morning hours often with photographs shot only hours before. Despite an American institution. All that said, sometimes I have to wonder if the publishers and some of the reporters actually live on the same planet as me. Several cases in point were in a recent Sunday Styles section. One article from a series was entitled What I Wore. Normally I wouldnt have read it, but the photo of the attractive woman that accompanied it caught my eye. The woman, at only 35-years-old, owns two nightclubs, and another in the SOHO district of Manhattan. Additionally, she is a partner in a Midtown Manhattan nightclub. In the article, she detailed her activities for the week and the clothing she wore because of those activities. There was an awful lot of seeing a motivational coach, hundreds of emails on my Blackberry, attending movie premieres, and wearing a bikini on the beach but not a lot of plain old work. Somewhere in there, she caught a seaplane from Manhattan to Montauk, but then was forced to return to Manhattan on I-495 a few days later. First, how many people are hopping on seaplanes? Second, just the clothing and accessories she listed for the week undoubtedly cost what I make in a year. Am I missing something here? Certainly she is a smart and talented young woman, but seriously, how many people are hopping seaplanes at all? Ive never to swoop out to the Hamphail damage over an Iowa cornpeople reading the Times thinking, Oh hey, great idea! Isabel Marant jeans, Madewell white T-shirt and navy blue Soludos espadrilles! The touch, too! Who doesnt get cold Before I dive further into what must sound like the jealous rant of a closet cross-dresser, I can assure you nothing could be further from the truth on either count. Im not jealous, Im curious; and Im seriously wondering just where I way that hopping seaplanes to the Hamptons has been kept out of my life. Furthermore, to the best of my knowledge, Ive never worn a dress and do not harbor the secret desire to do so. On the very same page of What I Wore was the jump of a frontpage styles section article on how Miami Beach is bucking the trend of Floridas long-running economic nightmare due to an unexpected boom in summer tourism, with many tourists coming from New York and Brazil. The boom is so big that, so far, tourism to the Miami area in August is coming extremely close to the peak months of winter tourism. And these arent Wisconsin tourists these are people dropping some serious cash. Most of us have been to Miami Beach and have seen the 16-yearold kids driving around in $230,000 club after nightclub, all catering to upper crust youth. The proprietor of one specialty shop said the desire to spend money was so great that often people would call from the airport, asking if they had the latest $3,300 purse or other random accessory in stock. Ive known several millionaires in my life in fact, I recently worked for one (although he would no doubt scoff at the notion of being called a millionaire). Ive never known one to be so desperate for a $3,300 purse that theyd call from the airport in order to ensure they could throw cash down in exchange for it. Ive never known one who would even buy a $3,300 purse. To me, you could pick up a decent used car for that kind of money. So my question is: Who is paying all these people that much? Surely at least some of them are getting paychecks from companies awfully big paychecks it seems. tion can be found in the wedding announcements, which provides further proof that I am on an entirely different planet. I realize ping the coin necessary to even have a wedding announcement in the Times but still, given the sheer number of announcements, youd think there would be some normal people. Instead, they are often as follows: the bride, 25, is the chief name of a seriously hip, high tech, or Fortune 500 company here) or, perhaps, she is the producer of a television series; the bridegroom, 28, is the manager of a $27 trillion dollar hedge fund, or, perhaps, a in something that I had no idea people would actually spend monfollowing in the footsteps of their parents who are CEOs of even bigger companies. Sometimes the mother is a ballerina. OK, so maybe I am a little jealous. Obviously, all of those people are simply smarter, more talented, more motivated and, possibly, more lucky than I am; but there sure seem to be a lot of them. I have a college degree and Ive worked hard (or at least made it appear as such) for most of my life and I think Im generally honest and polite. I shower regularly, too. By %  MITCH TTRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net But Im not hopping a seaplane to the Hamptons. Am I alone in thinking thats just not normal life for the vast majority of people or did I somehow miss out on the line to work for companies offering gigantic paychecks? I turned the page to see a full-color ad from a real estate company. One house caught my eye it was a somewhat modest looking place on the beach offering views of either the ocean or the Manhattan skyline from every room. Only 30 minutes from the city (by seaplane, no doubt) it was a bargain and priced to sell at only $3.8 million. I think Ill cut the picture out, go to the dollar store to buy a frame, and hang it on my wall. That will be the closest Ill ever come to the place, since its on a different planet and all.Community Foundation of Tampa Bay provides funding for food programsTThe C Community Foundation of T T ampa Bay today announced the awarding of $7,500 from its Safety N Net Fund to Feeding A America T T ampa Bay.T The grant is to be split between St. P Petersburg and T T ampa, to provide food for the needy. Feeding America is providing a necessary service, says Community Foundation of Tampa Bay The agency is feeding hundreds alone. Its a difficult economy with stubbornly high unemployment, and the need is urgent. The $7,500 grant will be distributed with $4,000 from the Comto support distributions in Bartlett Bays largest distribution in St. Community Foundation of Tampa borough County.

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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 brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll 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. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan. .............Composition / Layout sue@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning NewspapersThere is no one who will argue that we are not in a time of drastic change. In the course of one generation, mankind learned to fly and then to walk on the moon. Technology has made things possible for the common man that just a few years ago could only be dreamed of by kings. There is a tremendous emphasis on original thinking. We are told to stretch our minds and to think outside of the circlethe circle being the way we have always responded to certain stimuli or, as it is now referred to, as our paradigm. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines a paradigm (predm, -dm) as An example that serves as pattern or model. For most of us, this freehand drawing outside of our circle, without pattern or model, can be just a bit scary. Our society in years past has been guided by what we call traditions. But as New York Times By William Hodges journalist Russell Baker said, In America nothing dies easier than tradition. If you are 40 years of age or older, it will be easy for you to list at least 10 traditions from your childhood that are no longer in place todaythings like the family having dinner together and two parents who live in the same house with their children. Recently, I held a door for a woman and received a lecture on sexual discrimination before I could explain that my parents taught me if I was the first one to a door, I should hold it open for those following me, regardless of their gender. I will be quick to admit some traditions are not good, and it takes the actions of a Rosa Parks to change them for the better. But what kind of ground do our children have to build on without traditions? In one Chinese village, tradition was the very ground they built on, or at least the results of tradition improved the foundation. In an area where the ground was soft, this particular village seemed to be built on solid ground. It was also an area of rocky fields and yet the surrounding fields seemed free of stones. A missionary asked a village elder to explain. The elder said that it had been a tradition that each child who worked in the fields was instructed to bring one stone back to the village each night when returning from the fields. These stones had created the great foundation of the village. In turn, the absence of stones in the fields increased the abundance of the crop. The missionary asked how long he thought the practice would continue and he replied, For as long as the children are taught not only the tradition, but the reason for the tradition. Maybe that is where we are failing our children and, in turn, our civilizationby not teaching the why. T. S. Eliot said of tradition, It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labor. Children cannot be expected to put great labor into following our traditions until we are willing to put great labor into showing them the value of maintaining them. Our children are the product of our efforts, or lack thereof. Traditions can be a steadying hand at the wheel as they face the storms of life. They can act as a compass and even a safe harbor to run to when the gale becomes too fierce. Traditions are rarely if ever passed down to the next generation by adopting a Do as I say, not as I do, attitude. Traditions are passed down by the show-and-do method. If you dont like what your children are doing, take a look at what you are showing them. What traditions are you passing on to them? Have you given them a steadying hand at the wheel or setting them adrift? Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, POSITIVE TALKon the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comCCW Card PartyThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to make up your own table in advance and come to their monthly Dessert Card Party from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies and have an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information, call (813) 633-2460. Nearly New Shop resumes winter hours Beginning Saturday, Sept. 3, the Nearly New Shop, located at 1515 SR 674 (Sun City Plaza) behind the Bon Worth Store,will resume normal business hours and will be back open twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am-12 pm. Donations can be left in the donation box located outside the store during the week. Arrangements for large items to be dropped off can also be made by calling (813) 642-9099. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9 AM to 5 PM EXCEPT SUNDAY NOON to 5 PM 2020 CLUBHOUSE DR. SUN CITY CENTER, FL 33573 (813) 642-1500 View Thousands of Florida Listings atwww.PrudentialFloridaRealty.com KINGS POINT KINGS POINT KINGS POINT FLORIDA REALTY. An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. Prudential is a service mark of The Prudential Insurance Company of America. 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X Got something going on? Let us know!!Send your press releases to www.news@observernews.net 8 5 5Be safe, be preparedYou could say we dodged another bullet with Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene did not hit our area directly but lady luck is likely to run out. Will your home or business be secure should we get a direct hit from a Tropical Storm and/or Hurricane this year? One way to make sure is have someone inspect your roof tiles and determine if they will withstand the effects of a storm. You also want to make sure the entire roof on your home or business does not need to be replaced due to wear and tear over the years. A old roof will leak or may collapse due to the effects of Hurricane or Tropical Storm. We are only half way through Hurricane Season. The State of Florida is more often threatened by storms that develop in the Gulf and Atlantic during the second half-of the Hurricane season. We can all breathe a sigh of relief in Tampa Bay this time. But as you know the tropics are very active and we all still need to be vigilant until the end of hurricane season on Nov 1. Tampa Bay Residents have not seen a direct hit from a Hurricane since the 1920s. But we have seen the effects of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms that skirt just past our area. And this is no time to get comfortable. Residents still need to secure their roof, their home/business and have a Hurricane Kit close by. But most Tampa Bay Residents dont take the threat of Tropical Storm or Hurricanes seriously because we have not had a direct hit in such a long time. A secure roof is piece of mind for the homeowner/business owner that valuables inside and outside will likely be safe should our area see a direct hit from a Tropical Storm or Hurricane this year. Annual teenage battle of the bands accepting registration What: 14th Annual Teenage Battle of the Bands When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from Noon 11 p.m. Where: Hillsborough County Fair, 4810 E. State Road 60 in Dover Registration: $50 Entry Fee per Band by Oct. 7 The 14th Annual Teenage Battle of the Bands, hosted by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, will be held Saturday, Oct. 15. The event is scheduled from noon 11 p.m. at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 4810 E. State Road 60 in Dover, five miles east of Brandon at the intersection of Sidney-Washer Road and Highway 60. Bands can apply now for the competition that provides free studio time to the top two winners. The entry fee is $50 dollars per band and members must be between 13 and 20 years of age. Only one band member can be age 20. Styx of Fire was the winner of Battle of the Bands last year. Contact Joe Soletti, Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, for registration information at (813) 376-5778.Dates and locations for ACT and SAT exams listedEligible students from any school in Hillsborough County can register to take the exams at any of the listed locations, regardless of the school they attend. Students can register online for the ACT at www.act.org, or call 1-319-337-1270. SAT registration is available online at www.collegeboard.com, or by calling 1-8667567346. Registration is $49 for the SAT. Registration for the ACT is $49.50 or $34 without the writing exam. Late registration for the ACT is an additional $21, and an additional $26 for the SAT. Brandon:10/1, deadline 9/9; 10/22 deadline 9/16; 11/5, deadline 10/7;12/3, deadline 11/06; 12/10, deadline 9/16 Lennard: 10/1, deadline 9/9; 10/22, deadline 9/16; 11/5, deadline 10/7; 12/3, deadline 11/8; 12/10, deadline 11/4 Riverview: 12/3, deadline 11/08; 12/10, deadline 11/04September is Library Card Sign-up Month September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and with Hillsborough Countys students back in school, the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries want to make sure that all children have one very important school supply a library card! As a bonus, new Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library card holders will receive a free Sleek Aero ballpoint pen, while supplies last. Library cards are free for Hillsborough County residents, and getting a library card is easy. Simply visit any public library in Hillsborough County to apply in person, or visit www.hcplc.org and click on Get a Card for details and to download an application. Having a library card provides students the resources they need to compete academically. Many public libraries provide students access to databases of news articles, encyclopedias and test preparation materials, as well as homework help and resources. Public libraries are the number one access point for free Internet, an important resource for families without Internet access at home. All Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries offer Internet access and Wi-Fi. Todays libraries provide all types of students with the tools they need to succeed, says Marcee Challener, manager of materials and circulation services. Libraries provide young readers with exciting and engaging programs that make learning fun. It is for these reasons that now more than ever, a library card is most important school supply of all. For more information, visit any branch of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, visit www.hcplc.org or call (813) 273-3652. Liberty Manor committed to homeless veteransLiberty Manor is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the development and social needs of veterans who have served our country, fought for our independence, but fallen victim to homelessness. Anyone interested in donating to this meritorious initiative is encouraged to contact Army veteran, Jeff Luddeke (813) 352-7856. Nominations are now being accepted for the Greater Hillsborough County Fairs annual Harvest Awards to be presented Tuesday, October 11 at the County Fairgrounds. Deadline for nominations is Thursday, September 15. The purpose of the awards is to recognize individuals, organizations, corporations and other entities that have made significant or outstanding contributions to the fabric of Hillsborough County, says Ken Anderson, president of the fair. Anderson said nominations also may be made for those representing industrial, commercial, educational, moral, governmental and economical segments of the community.Nomination categories are as follows: nity Service Nominations can be submitted County Fair, P.O. Box 100, Sydney, FL 33587 or on the website: www. hillsboroughcountyfair.com Tickets to the 5:30-8:30 pm event are $20 and are available on the website. For more information, contact: 813-737-3247 or George Parker at: george@farmandranchnews.com, Josh Burgin at: josh.burgin@gmail. com, or Kathy Curry at: katcurry@ tampabay.rr.com, www.hillsboroughcountyfair.com County fair seeks harvest awards nominations Upcoming special interest classes at your local recreation center Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation offers Cheerleading, Dance and Self Defense classes at various neighborhood parks. The following classes are offered in partnership with All American Youth Activities. Registration is $10, and class cost is $6 per week, payas-you-go. Classes will be held at the following locations, days and times: Gardenville Recreation Center, 6219 Symmes Road in Gibsonton Cheerleading, Ages 5 8, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Dance (Hip Hop and Jazz), Ages 5 8, Thursdays at 6 p.m. Riverview Recreation Center, 7807 Capitano St. in Riverview Cheerleading, Ages 5 and 6, Thursdays at 6 p.m. Cheerleading, Ages 7 9, Thursdays at 7 p.m. Class Descriptions Cheerleading This course is designed for making friends while learning the fundamentals of cheerleading. Choreographed pom-pom and dance routines will be taught along with jumps, stunts and other skills required for school tryouts. Dance Come learn elements of hip hop and modern jazz. Previous dance experience is not necessary. These classes improve movement, coordination, rhythm, timing, and teamwork. Classes are taught in a fun, relaxed, musical atmosphere and will help prepare students for future dance interests. Self Defense This course is designed for self-defense purposes only. Emphasis is placed on self-defense, communication and the appropriate use of skills practiced in class. Classes are taught by certified black belt instructors. For a list of other Special Interest Classes offered through the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation visit click on the link or visit http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/parks/recreation/allspecialinterestclasses.cfm For more information and registration on classes offered in partnership with All American Youth Activities, call (813) 885-AAYA (2292).Calling all former Marines and FMFsThe next meeting of the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at American Legion Post#148, 7240 This active detachment would like to invite all area Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend this meeting and learn what they are all about. For more information call Dennis Antle at 813-835-0551 or visit the web site at www.mclriverview.org New meeting place for Weight WatchersWeight Watchers is opening a new meeting. Join them every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and learn about the new PointsPlus Plan. Its located at the new Center in the Shoppes at Southbay (SweetBay plaza) 10629 Big Bend Rd., Riverview. Free registration! For more information call 672-0902. Send Us Your News 210 Woodland Estates SW, Ruskin FAX 645-4118 or E-mail: News@ObserverNews.net

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Propelled by 2010 U.S. Census population figures and the resulting requirements for representative area redistricting on county, state and national levels based on population changes, the county school system staff has conducted public meetings at high schools around the county during August. The county administration By %  MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net completed its redistricting processes in early July. The state currently is engaged in public sessions regarding redistricting up and down the peninsula. Hillsboroughs seven-member elected school board includes five district seats held by the members elected from each of the five districts. The South County region at present is represented by Candy Olson from District 2 the area including Gibsonton, Ruskin and Little Manatee South as well as the retirement communities of Sun City Center and Kings Point. District 2 also covers South Tampa. Stacy White represents District 4, a geographically large district which in the South County region encompasses Balm, Riverview, Wimauma, and Sundance, as well as the age-restricted community of Valencia Lakes. District 4 also includes Plant City and northeast Hillsborough. Currently, the dividing line between the two districts in the South County is U.S. Highway 301. However, that dividing line could be altered in one instance radically if either of two of the three potential district re-alignments were to be implemented. At its citizen sessions, school system staff has presented three options Alternatives A, B and C which meet mandated criteria related to conforming the districts consistent with population shifts. Those criteria include creating districts which evenly distribute the population to be served, are as compact as possible and which do not dilute the electorate in a minority district to the extent a minority representative could not be elected. From the school system perspective, District 5 encompassing east, central and north Tampa is the minority district. Alternative A would push Olsons future District 2 in a wide swath eastward beyond U.S. 301 into Whites current District 4, taking in a substantial portion of north Wimauma, Balm and large parts of eastern Riverview along Boyette Road. Parts of Plant City would remain in Whites District 4, but the area north and east would join District 3. Alternative B would create a much more compact District 4 by excluding most of Plant City and the northeast section of the county, populations which then would be added to District 3. In the South County, both Districts 2 and 4 would be unchanged. Similarly, Alternative C again would alter District 4 in the northeast part of the county, but have much less effect on the South County region, only adding a small portion of eastern Riverview to District 2. Lorraine Duffy-Suarez, the school systems general manager for growth and planning, emphasized that redistricting is based on new population statistics provided by the decennial census, not on district size. The objective, she added, is equal distribution of the population in the systems five districts, and modifications do not change which schools students attend. Reapportionment within the districts also does not alter bus stops or transportation to any particular school, she said. Population in each of the five districts, if any of the three alternatives were implemented, would be in the 235,000 to 255,000 range. Unlike county administration re-alignments which then require district commissioners to run for re-election, county school board members do not seek election again until their current terms expire. Citizens interested in the school board redistricting can view the three color-coded maps outlining the possible alternatives online by accessing http://redistricting. mysdhc.org. Public comment also can be forwarded through this website. The county school board is scheduled to meet for a workshop on the subject at 10 AM, Tuesday, September 13. Public comment is not taken during workshops. 2011 Melody Jameson Trends (continued from page 1)Beach are so completely different, with the Apollo Beach area more like a corridor, and Ruskin a main street, they should be treated separately, Fernandez said. Although there is still plenty of time for property owners and other interested residents to make suggestions and give input on the plan some basic trends have already come forth during the first meetings and online survey. The survey was available from July 19 to Aug. 22 and was answered by 61 people. The graph passed out at the meeting shows that most people identified themselves as residents and not as those who owned property bordering the highway. We mailed out more than 400 notices to property owners before the original Open House held in May when we began this process, said Healey. But just a handful show up. This is the time to show your preference, he advised. Things that showed high interest in both the surveys and meetings concerning Apollo Beach were landscaping, buffers and setbacks, fencing, open storage, building location and design, and signs. Photographs of Brandons State Road 60 before and after an overlay was put into place were shown as an example of how these things can be improved using an overlay. In Ruskin, there was more interest in the uniqueness of buildings, both in preservation of old buildings and style and design of any new ones built. Preservation of Old Florida Style was high on the Ruskin list, but as Michael Peterson pointed out, What that means to one person is not what it means to another. While St. Augustine, Arcadia and Key West all are known for Old Florida Style architecture, theyre all completely different, Healey said. Since there is already a Downtown Committee working on a plan for Ruskin, and there is also a Historic Resource Committee, there is a danger if we do not get some clarity, Peterson stated. Healey pointed out that these things would be addressed as the plan moves forward. Right now, we are just trying to get the issues down that we want to address, said Fernandez. We will be taking on those issues at a later time. The next meeting, which will take place at the South Shore Library on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., will address visual preferences that came out of the survey and previous meetings. Then recommendations will be dealt with at a public meeting Oct. 25, preceding another Open House Nov. 15 (all at 6 p.m. at the library unless changed later) after which the language of the overlay will be drafted, Fernandez said. Then there will be a final public meeting before the overlay plan is sent to be voted on by County Commissioners. Fernandez explained that a lot of things people were asking to be addressed cannot be addressed in an overlay. And others cannot be addressed by anyone other than staff at the Florida Department of Transportation because U.S. 41 is a state road, governed by FDOT. Anyone can join in the planning process by attending the next meeting. Meanwhile, all details, plans and meeting highlights are available on the Web at http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/pgm/zoning/cpiongoing/ us41.cfm.

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The LAP-BAND AP System is a device thats placed around the upper part of the stomach often as an outpatient procedureto help you feel full sooner and longer. Its a healthy way to lose a signicant amount of weight, and enjoy long-term results.1 Unlike gastric bypass surgery, theres no stomach cutting or stapling, plus its adjustable for your needs and can even be removed if necessary. The LAP-BAND AP System is not for those who are pregnant, or have symptoms of autoimmune, severe heart, lung or gastrointestinal disease; cirrhosis; or pancreatitis. Surgeryrelated fatalities, reoperation and band removal are rare. Band slippage, stomach injury, vomiting and heartburn may occur. Please read important safety information below.Call our practice today and nd out how the LAP-BAND AP System can change your life.1OBrien PE, Dixon JB. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity. Arch Surg. 2003; 138: 376-382. If I lost the weight, I could stop taking so many medications. So I nally asked about the LAP-BAND AP If youre ready to nally lose the weight and keep it off, then let our practice help you understand weight-loss options, including the LAP-BAND AP The LAP-BAND AP stomach often as an outpatient procedureto help you feel full sooner and longer. Its a healthy way to lose a signicant amount of weight, and enjoy long-term results. adjustable for your needs and can even be removed if necessary. The LAP-BAND AP LAP-BAND AP 1 OBrien PE, Dixon JB. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity. Arch Surg. 2003; 138: 376-382. LET OUR PRACTICE HELP. CALL TODAY. 2008 Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A. All rights reserved. Covidien and Covidien with logo are trademarks of Covidien AG. Call 813.633.0081Absolute Surgical Specialists, PLLCServing the Southeast Hillsborough area1901 Haverford Ave., #105 (behind South Bay Hospital) Sun City Center, FL 33573 | www.absolutesurg.com Dr. Craig AmshelHolly lost over 100 lb. in 3 years. FISH TALESHow many times have you heard that we live in an area that is A Fishermans Paradise? There is now a threestory barge off the coast of Clearwater called Fishermans Paradise. This is not an ordinary barge -well it was six years ago. According to the spokesperson Ryan Nelson, this barge has become a top rated hotel for the fisherman. It not only has high class rooms, a swimming pool, a gym, and all the luxury that one would have on a top cruise ship, but it is parked where the fishing is the best. You can anchor your boat, eat the finest of food in a beautiful dining room, spend a while at the bar, and sleep in a first class room. The next morning you can fish from the barge. The barge has around 40 rooms, and Im sure there will be those in line waiting for a night or two aboard this beautiful barge. This barge will keep moving to strategic spots, where the best fishing is. What a great idea. Ill bet many of you will be spending a night in this barge hotel. Anglers this week are seeing red. Redfish will be in schools in our waterways, now through the next few months. They are in the bay as far south as the Skyway bridge, as well as both the Little Manatee and the Alafia Rivers. You may catch one per person per day from l8 inches or more than 27 inches. Trout are still schooling around the mouth of the Little Manatee River in the deeper grassy flats. A few have left the pack and are around the piers. I have seen a lot of trout catches this week. I was told that some catches were made in spotted turtle grass. Night anglers have reported many catch and release snook. This is a fish that has had a closed season ever since we had a freeze, which killed many of them. Snook season has been closed for a By Jonie Maschek Check out the Fishermans Paradise bargeseason or two, with all recreational anglers telling me that there are many of them out there and they cant understand why we still have a closed season. Now there is increased protection for permit, Florida Pompano, and African Pompano. I have been getting calls. They have two special management areas. South Florida is south of Cape Florida on the Atlantic coast. North of Cape Florida, and Cape Sable make up the other zone. African Pompano is 24 in fork length and two only per person per day. Florida pompano is 11 in fork length and six per day. Permit 22 in fork length May 1 to July 31. State and Federal waters hook and line only. Outside SPZ (special permit zone) 11 not more 22 and two per day -no closed season. Those fishing between the rain have had good catches this week. Fishing in the early morning has been the best bet, before the afternoon showers. Sheepshead have again this week been a good catch. This is a lean white meat fish which is great for those watching their diet. Silver trout have graced many tables this past week. Flounder is also a lean fish and many have been lucky with great catches of some larger than usual size. Spanish mackerel are making anglers happy this week with many anglers reeling in enough to grace their dinner tables. Freshwater anglers are enjoying catfish fried with hushpuppies and cheese grits. Largemouth bass are hungry and will take most any bait as they await your line and a shrimp in the upper waters of the Little Manatee and Alafia Rivers. You are blessed with the best fishing spot in the world; be proud of it; take care of it. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.Free boat safety inspections Every Saturday the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 [Ruskin] provides free, no-obligation vessel safety inspections for recreational boaters. These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10am until noon at Simmons Park [Ruskin] on the first and third Saturday of the month and at Williams Park [Gibsonton] on the second and fourth Saturday, also from 10am to noon. For information call 813-6456984.Cancer Concerns Group meetsJoin the Cancer Concerns Group at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue on Friday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. Registered Dietitian Shirley Allen from South Bay Hospital will advise about dining out, in the local restaurants and the latest information about nutrition. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. There will be information about health maintenance through nutrition that is valuable to you as a survivor, caregiver and general knowledge. There is no charge or reservations. For further information, please contact facilitator Hazel Martin at (813)642-9020.

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X 8 Wushu RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Goodwill donors receive free admission to the Florida Aquarium Goodwill and The Florida Aquarium are teaming up with an offer for fall. During September, each person who drops off clothing or household items at any Goodwill-Suncoast donation site will receive a coupon good for one free admission to The Florida Aquarium with each paid adult admission (up to three free tickets). The coupons are redeemable until Oct. 31. Thats a savings of up to $65.85, just for getting rid of unwanted clutter. Donations to Goodwill are especially needed in September, since donations typically drop off after school starts. The partnership between Goodwill and The Florida Aquarium is a natural, since the two nonprofit organizations are linked by their mutual commitment to the environment, which is impacted every time someone discards an item that will end up in a landfill instead of being repurposed by Goodwill.Cat Callie Callie is an adorable calico kitten that is just waiting to be brought to a forever home. She is very playful and has shown every volunteer her love of racing after cat toys, especially balls with bells, and slamming on the brake pads before coming to a screeching halt across the room. Whew! What fun. Come in and see this little racer and give her a loving forever home. Callie has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as micro chipped. Micro-chip # 067-634-068 DOB: 06/02/2011 Dog CindyCindy is a darling Terrier/Boxer mix who fell out of the back of a truck and was left lying on the road injured. A caring person stopped traffic and rescued her. After some much needed TLC, Cindy bounced right back. Cindy is a wonderful gal who has a loving personality. She will lift your spirits up and make you laugh. Not only does she thrive on human contact but she seems to like the other dogs too. Cindy has been spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: July 2, 2010. C.A.R.E. is open 10 AM to 3 PM on Tuesday Saturday. For directions visit www.CareShelter.org or call 813-645-2273. C.A.R.E. Pets of the WeekFishHawk Ranch Schools Top the Honor RollFlorida Department of Education gives community schools A ranking. All of the elementary and middle schools located in the FishHawk Ranch community have received A grades from the Florida Department of Education. FishHawk Creek Elementary School, Bevis Elementary School, Stowers Elementary School, Barrington Middle School, and Randall Middle School all received the states highest grade ranking. In addition, Bevis Elementarys individual score was also tied for first among all Hillsborough County and Florida schools. These rankings reinforce the advantages FishHawk Ranch offers children and families in the community. Education is a cornerstone to a successful, thriving community, said Rick Harcrow, senior vice president of operations for Newland Communities. Many of the schools surrounding FishHawk Ranch have received straight As for nearly a decade. According to the Florida Department of Education, grades are calculated by determining annual learning gains of each student toward achievement of Sunshine State Standards, meeting proficiency standards and reviewing the progress of the lowest quartile of students. High School grades are expected to be released in September.HCC SouthShore campus enrollment hits record levels Fall Enrollment has set a new record at HCC SouthShore, growing by nearly four percent. Enrollment has doubled since the campus opened in 2008. For the new academic year, more than 6,500 students are expected to attend classes on the campus. To meet the needs of a student body, the campus has added a Student Center, Financial Aid Processing Center, Fountain Patio, and Student Activities Pavilion. Beginning in September, the campus will be offering classes in the adjacent buildings of Lennard High School.Liberty Manor sponsors free BBQ Free BBQ on Sept. 16 from noon-2pm at Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc., 10015 N. 9th Street, Tampa Attend this fabulous event that boasts BBQ, pork, brisket, chicken, HB and hotdogs with all the trimmings. Good food, music and games. / This is a great way to kick off the weekend! Liberty Manor is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the developmental and social needs of veterans who have served our country, fought for our independence, but fallen victim to homelessness. For more information contact Connie Blaney 813-900-9422 LibertyForVets@aol.com September Friday, Sept 2 7-11PM Tony John Saturday, Sept 3 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept 9 7-11PM Taylor and Taylor Saturday, Sept 10 5-7PM Women of the Moose Dinner Saturday, Sept 11 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept 16 7-11PM Ella and JT Saturday, Sept 17 5-7PM Steak Dinner Saturday, Sept 18 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept 23 7-11PM Tone Benders Saturday, Sept 24 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept 30 7-11PM Calvin O October Saturday, Oct. 1 Breast Cancer Walk Saturday, Oct. 1 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Sunday, Oct. 2 Octoberfest Friday, Oct. 7 7-11PM Double Barrell Saturday, Oct. 8 5-7 PM Christmas in October Dinner Saturday, Oct. 8 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oct. 14 7-11PM Bert and Sassie Saturday, Oct. 15 5-7PM Steak Dinner Saturday, Oct 15 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oct. 21 7-11PM Top Shelf Saturday, Oct. 22 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oc. 28 7-11PM Southern Tide Saturday, Oct 29 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim No spaghetti til Oct. 5 Every Thursday Wings from 5-7PM Every Friday Fried, beer batter or Baked Fish 5-7PM Live Music 7-11PM Every Saturday Karaoke with Kim Mullins 7-11PM Horseshoes Ruskin Moose Lodge #813, 1212 East Shell Point Road, Ruskin All activities opened to qualified members and guest Labor Day Hours for Mary & Martha HouseThe Rose Boutique and the Thrift Store at the Mary & Martha House will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3. The Administrative office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for the Labor Day holiday. Both stores will resume their regular store hours of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 noon. The boutique opens at 9 a.m. The Mary & Martha House Inc. is a shelter for women and children in crisis, and supports emergency shelter as well as transitional housing in South Hillsborough County. For more information on volunteering or to make a donation call 6457874.The crested caracara is a state and federally protected bird of prey. A pair of the rare birds have been living and breeding undisturbed for the last four years in the Myakka City area until now. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are conducting a joint investigation and looking for information about the shooting of the male caracara and its missing mate. On Aug. 12, a concerned citizen called the nonprofit Save Our Seabirds in Sarasota to report that one of the caracaras had been shot. Lee Fox, a permitted wildlife rehabilitator and owner of Save Our Seabirds, retrieved the wounded bird and contacted the FWC to report the incident. The male caracara is recovering well, but rehabilitators say the broken wing bones sustained as a result Crested caracara shot; mate missing crested caracaraof the shooting make its release back into the wild and reunion with its monogamous mate impossible. The pair had successfully nested near Myakka City for the past four seasons. The female caracara, identifiable by her double leg bands, was part of a study conducted by Dr. James Dwyer from Virginia Tech. Caracaras are listed federally as a threatened species. The colorful birds are common to Central and South America, but in the United States they occur only in open prairie areas of central and southern Florida and parts of Texas and Arizona. Caracaras eat carrion and small vertebrates. The caracara is the national bird of Mexico. Anyone having information about the shooting of the caracara is urged to call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. Those reporting violations to Wildlife Alert may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward if their call leads to an arrest. For more information about the Wildlife Alert program, visit MyFWC.com/Wildlife Alert.

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9 Grand Re-Opening September 1, 2011 Same Great Experience! (813) 634-8888 Ext. 2 Special Interest in: Hospital Privileges at: RIVERVIEW SUN CITY CENTER 13142 Elk Mountain Dr. 819 Cypress Village Blvd. Riverview, FL 33579 Ruskin, FL 33573 813-672-8440 813-634-5858 PRIME CARE OF TAMPA BAYWhere You ALWAYS See a Doctor We care for you in our ofces, hospitals & nursing facilities Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend to help seniors with downsizing? I have been thinking about moving to a retirement community, but in order to move I need to get rid of a lot of my stuff. I have a four bedroom house as well as an attic and basement that are full. Any tips would be appreciated. Overwhelmed Senior Dear Overwhelmed, The process of weeding through a house full of stuff and parting with old possessions can be difficult and overwhelming for many seniors. Most people in your situation start the downsizing process by giving their unused possessions to their kids or grandkids, which you can do up to $13,000 per person per year before youre required to file a federal gift tax return, using IRS Form 709. Beyond that, here are a few extra tips and services that may help you. Downsizing for Dollars Selling your stuff is one way you can downsize and pad your pocketbook at the same time. If youre willing, have the time and access to the Internet, online selling at sites like Craigslist and eBay is the best way to make top dollar. Craigslist. org is a huge classified ads site that lets you sell your stuff for free. And eBay.com lets you conduct your own online auction for a small listBy Jim Miller ing fee, and if it sells, 9 percent of the sale price, up to $100. Or, if you dont want to do the selling yourself you can get help from an eBay trading assistant who will do everything for you. They typically charge between 33 and 40 percent of the selling price. Go to ebaytradingassistant.com to search for trading assistants in your area. Some other popular selling options are consignment shops, garage sales and estate sales. Consignment shops are good for selling old clothing, household furnishings and decorative items. You typically get half of the final sale price. Garage sales are another option, or you could hire an estate sale company to come in and sell your items. Some companies will even pick up your stuff and sell them at their own location they usually take around 50 percent of the profits. Donate It If you itemize on your tax returns, donating your belongings is another way to downsize and get a tax deduction. Goodwill (goodwill.org, 800-741-0186) and the Salvation Army (satruck.org, 800728-7825) are two big charitable organizations that will come to your house and pick up your donations. If your deduction exceeds $500, youll need to file Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions. Youll also need a receipt from the organization for every batch of items you donate. And be sure you keep an itemized list of donated items. See IRS Publication 526 (www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/ p526.pdf) for more information. Disposal Services If you have a lot of junk you want to get rid of, contact your municipal trash service to see if they provide bulk curbside pickup services. Or, depending on where you live, you could hire a company like 1-800-Got-Junk (1800gotjunk. com, 800-468-5865) or Junk-King (junk-king.com, 800-995-5865) to come in and haul it off for a moderate fee. Another good option is Bagster by Waste Management (thebagster.com, 877-789-2247). With this service, you buy the bag (it measures 8 feet by 4 feet by 2.5 feet) at your local home-improvement store like Lowes or Home Depot for around $30. Fill it to a limit of 3,300 pounds and schedule a pickup which costs between $80 up to $205 depending on your location. Get Help You can also hire a professional senior move manager to do the entire job for you. These are organizers who will sort through your stuff and arrange for the disposal through an estate sale, donations or consignment. Costs for these services usually range between $1,000 and $5,000. See nasmm. com or call 877-606-2766 to search for a senior move manager in your area. Or, you can hire a professional organizer through the National Association of Professional Organizers at napo.net. 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. Downsizing solutions The Screw PineContrary to the name, the screw pine tree is actually not a pine tree at all but a member of the palm family. I first came upon this species of flora on the beautiful island of Bermuda while roaming the grounds of a water side resort. We stopped to take a photograph in a shady spot and realized we were standing under a giant tree that was as tall as it was wide. The root system immediately caught my eye because it was rooted in several places, making it ideal for climbing. However, I contained my urge to climb through the branches and instead photographed a funny looking bulb that was hanging from several of the limbs. Although the bulb may be identified as a fruit these items are very fibrous but edible; the meat of the bulb can be cooked or eaten raw. They do look closely related to the pineapple because of the indents on the bulb, and are sometimes used in exotic flower displays to give the arrangement texture. Originating from Madagascar, this tropical tree can be found all over in warm environments. This plant craves full sun and can survive in all different types of soil, making it a robust species. They are not recommended for use in traditional landscaping because the leaves fall at will and are messy, and they seed very easily. However, the fiber from the leaves have been used for weaving because of its strength and can be used for clothing or even sails. 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We dream of taking a book to the hammock or cooling off in a movie theater watching Cowboys and Aliens with a tub of buttered popcorn and some Jujubees. After all, this is Labor Day. First observed in 1882 in Boston, this day became a federal holiday in 1894 following the deaths of several workers at the hands of the US military during the Pullman Strike. President Grover Cleveland thought reconciling with the labor parties would ensure him a reelection. It didnt. But it gave us a great end-of-summer long weekend! Originally, there were street parades to show the people the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations. This was followed by a festival for the workers and their families. By: Dana Dittmar, Executive Director By Dana Dittmar Politicians made speeches, especially in election years. And women were told they could no longer wear white until spring. When scandal and corruption hit the labor unions and they searched high and low for Jimmy Hoffas body, we saw less and less of the power demonstrations and more and more of the backyard barbeques. We also saw less and less of the praise for and celebration of the working class. In the evolution of the holiday, we seem to have forgotten the significance of the day. Ironically, most of us end up spending our three-day respite from work doingwork! We mob the Home Depots and gardening stores and spend the long weekend painting living rooms and planting palm trees. As much as I would like to sleep in and work crossword puzzles on Saturday, Ill be helping office manager Kristy get moved into her new home. On Sunday, Ill be unpacking some more boxes at my new condo, painting a couple more walls and hanging the new headboard in the bedroom. This is not what the founders of Labor Day had in mind. So this year, I vow to observe Monday, the actual Labor Day, the way it should be observed: by doing absolutely NO WORK. No taking the trash out, no making the beds, no laundry, no balancing the checkbook. Monday I will honor the working folks and remember what this hard-fought day is really all about. I will sleep in, read my growing stack of magazines, send a few emails to family out of state, watch whatever TiVo recorded and go out for a nice dinner. In other words, I will have a real day off! I encourage you to do the same. You, Me and BusinessAdult Program/Event Highlights September 1 to 7 A Call To All Adult Artists for the John Crawford Art Education Studio The John Crawford Advisory Board is looking for artists (painting or drawing) to display their work in the Crawford Studio. Applications are available for juried shows during the months of May/June; or September/October; or November/December 2012. Please pick up an application at the Information Desk at SouthShore Regional Library. Applications are due October 15, 2011. Questions? Contact Laurie Burhop at 273-3652. Word: Introduction, Front and Page Formatting* Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup, margins, paper orientation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. Art Night At Your Library!* Please join the John Crawford Art Education Studio welcoming over fifteen art instructors and their work comprising of painting, drawing and weaving in the Studio. Light refreshments provided. Some art instructors will be teaching classes immediately following the reception from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Come join a moderated discussion of George Eliots classic work, The Mill on the Floss. eBooks and eReaders* Want to read eBooks? Dont fret, help is on the way! Demonstration of the Overdrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions; learn how to check out & download eBooks to your PC or eReader. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Presenter: Tampa Bay Library Consortium. SouthShore Needle People* Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Alzheimer Support Group to meet The Samaritan Services Alzheimer Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 2 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church. The speaker will be Maria Lazzaro, from the Ruskin Adult Day Care Services speaking on their services. For more information call the office at 634-9283 or Doris at 6343489. 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12 Since then, the Andersons grocery bill has declined significantly. The one thing they have spent money on, however, is a new freezer purchased from Craigslist. They needed it to store what they see as perfectly good food, but what their local grocery store sees as trash. In less than two weeks, the new freezer has been filled with everything from London Broil steaks to frozen chickens and packaged pork and beef ribs. The haul has been so large that theyve become picky in taking only the better cuts of meat and the leanest hamburger. On one day alone, they left behind 20 pounds of still-frozen 80 percent lean hamburger, choosing to only take the hamburger that was 97 percent lean. They also left behind more than a dozen packages of hotdogs, all still cold. Something new surprises us each day, Margie said of their discovery. At first it was the immense wastefulness. Think about it. It took time and money and effort for farmers to raise the livestock. It costs money to butcher animals. It cost money to package meat and deliver [it] to stores and stock the shelves. And then it gets dumped. Ron and Margie Anderson are not what anyone would consider run-of-the-mill dumpster divers. In fact, they arent even diving into a dumpster, they are merely taking the products from the top products that are still cold and havent been contaminated by other trash. They are educated, professional and well known in their community. While they are appalled by the wastefulness of what they are seeing, they are also thankful for the abundance theyve been given. They are trying to come up with a way to share what they have reclaimed with others, at least those who may be willing to eat food that was once considered trash. We want to just be quiet and discreet and behind the scenes, Margie said. Were not looking to become activists and confront grocery stores on their wastefulness or join other dumpster diver groups; we just want to quietly do our part to share our abundance. Ron and Margie have shared their story on the condition that their real names are not used, nor should the city they live in be identified, nor should their grocery store be named. It is, however, part of a national chain of grocery stores. We have our own code [of honor], Margie said. We dont leave a mess, and if there is a mess, we clean it up. We close the dumpster door. We only take what we eat and can use. And we set stuff aside for easy reach for the homeless people that live in the woods there are several micro-communities that we know about. Except for construction sites primarily, there are typically no laws against climbing into a dumpster, apart from, possibly, trespassing. Even that, however, is somewhat murky as trash may be considered abandoned property. It is no different than the trashcan you leave for pickup in your driveway. By and large, law enforcement agencies dont need to obtain a search warrant to go through your trash, even though it is your trashcan, sitting on your boulevard. Grocery stores have every right to request that people stay out of Dumpster diving (continued from page 1)their dumpsters. In the absence of a No Trespassing sign, however, that may require an employee to make the request. Upon reading Internet message boards dedicated to dumpster diving, most of those Two photos that reveal the extent of the food Ron and Margie Anderson have reclaimed from the dumpster of a large grocery store. All of the food was still cold and none of it was past the expiration date. See DUMPSTER DIVING, page 15who do it say that law enforcement officers will at most ask a person to leave. For a variety of reasons, from the potential liability should someone get injured by a dumpster, to someone getting sick from eating discarded food, to simply losing a few customers, grocery stores are not fond of the practice and some have taken steps to eliminate it. Several South County grocery stores have also taken steps to eliminate the waste involved. Publix Super Markets use a trash compacting system rather than dumpsters. Trash compactors are always closed and secured unless they are being emptied. According to Shannon Patten of Publix, secured and locked compactors are in use at 95 percent of their stores, including all South Hillsborough stores. Publix has also taken steps to address wasting food that simply may no longer meet their standards as products for sale. As far as our products that have reached (or are near) their expiration date, we have partnerships with the local food banks and donate many of our perishable items to those in need within our communities, Patten said. Last year, Publix began a partnership with Feeding America, the nations leading domestic hunger-relief charity. As the economy slowed over the last few years, donations to food banks also slowed just when the need was greatest. After assessing the situation, many food banks began to consider other strategies for how they could increase donations. Feeding America, and its affiliated food banks, realized they could increase what they offer to the hungry by transporting and storing refrigerated food. Instead of disposing of certain items, like luncheon meats, cheese, ground beef, dairy items, and produce that have reached their sell-by dates, Publix can now donate them to certain food banks.

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14 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 Sun City Center Coins & Collectibles Buying All Types of Coins & Currency Your LOCAL Dealer for 22 years!Paying 23 times or more per face on Silver Coins depending on market!For a convenient appointment at your home or bank, please call J.R. Rose, Ret. U.S. Army, Numismatic Trader at813-503-4189 or 813-634-3816 Cuba TodayPART 4 IN A SERIES%  Those natives get their food stuffs in local markets, buildings designated for the purpose where butchered cuts of meats -lamb, port, chicken -are stacked on wooden counters. There is no refrigeration. But then, too, there is no additional charge for the extra black fly protein provided by the swarms hovering over the meat. In fact, smart flies can vary their diet by zipping into a neighboring building where fruits and vegetables are similarly arrayed, again without any cooling mechanisms. Of course, for a thrifty American living in the old city, what this market arrangement lacks in environmental sanitation might be balanced by the economical budget. An entire leg of lamb, for instance, probably could be had for considerably less than the price of a three -pound beef sirloin at Publix. But, then the problem for the inner city dweller might be what to do with it at home without adequate refrigeration or cooking appliances. Agriculture crippled Cubas agricultural production under communism seems to have been strangled. The island nation now imports about 80 percent of its food, some of it from the U.S. under specific trade agreements. Rural roadways outside Havana disclose no herds of grazing cattle on the rolling grasslands. Few horses are seen outside the city. No hog pens are in sight. Only occasionally a few chickens are spotted. Ex-patriots complain that poor farming management under Castros communism depleted the vigor of the land, wearing it out for useful crop production. Perhaps this is among the reasons tour groups of diners visiting restaurants both in and outside the city often are served the same meal repeatedly. Another may be that it is more economical in terms of time, money, ingredients and personnel to prepare large quantities of the same dishes in the government-owned and operated restaurant kitchens. Still another may be that the meal apparently is considered classically Cuban. Eating Cuban Regardless of the motivations, when part of a group taken to be tourists, I was served the very same four courses with little option for variation day after day, in both public dining rooms and private homes. The meal began with a glass of a soft red wine a real Sangria in one instance or, upon diner insistence, cerveza in a can (cold Cuban beer) or cold bottled water. This was followed by a small salad of shredded lettuce, possibly with a little shredded carrot added, and a piece or two of anemic tomato. The third course became substantial with mounds of fluffy white rice and thick black bean soup to the side of a roasted, fried or grilled meat entre usually pork, sometimes chicken and perhaps even a little fried plantain. The meal then was finished with really sweet, creamy and cold ice creams in varied fruit flavors and, naturally, a cup of strong Cuban coffee. Filling and not unpleasant, the meal essentially was the same whether at El Aljibe in Miramar or at Divina Pastora across the channel near Havanas famed fort in the El Morro Castle or at La Ferminia in the upscale Flores neighborhood. None of these, of course, are frequented by Habanans living in the old city. While Fidel Castro reportedly has dined with his party at La Ferminia situated in a restored colonial mansion, his countrymen by the thousands know the dining venues so popular on tour itineraries by name only. Nor, I suspect, do natives in the old city have any firsthand experience with most of the menu items. My most delectable, more varied meals beyond Nacionals breakfast, though, I enjoyed with native Cubans who steered me to their haunts in the old city, ordering for me from menus detailed solely in Cuban. I did not think about the open meat market although, ultimately, I may have eaten from its counters. I know I would have found none of it on my own. 2011 Melody Jameson Next: Theres more to Cuba than Havana Members of the South County League of Women Voters unit will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, in the computer room at the SouthShore Regional Library on 19th Avenue at Beth Shields Blvd. League unit membership is open to both women and men who are interested in encouraging public education about government. Visitors at unit meetings are welcome. South County League of Women Voters to meetIf meat is on the menu in the households of Old Havana's residents, they probably will have bought it from this open market building in the Old City. Located near a fruits and vegetables market building for almost-one-stop-shopping convenience, the meat counter usually offers lamb, pork and sometimes chicken, piled on paper or The per-pound prices, however, probably would delight any American supermarket shopper. (continued from page 1) Historic "Nacional's" lobby, resplendent with polished tiles in Moorish designs, lacquered, dark woods and uniformed waiting concierges, hosts hundreds of visiting tourists every day, but it is foreign territory for many of Old Havana's citizens who have never in their lifetimes crossed its thresholds.

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16 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 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. SCC prison volunteers Sharon Klassey and Nancy Williams, far left, presented certificates to the lady inmates of Hillsborough Correctional Institution who were in their "Fruit of the Spirit" class. This class utilized singing, original art, creative writing, drama and dance to share about love, joy, peace and the other spiritual "fruit." The presentation was given to inmates, volunteers and administrative staff. On hand for the performance was Chaplain Rex Henry, far right. Previously trained mentors will meet with Chaplain Henry from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 for updated training and regulations. The coordinator for this training is Sharon Whiddon, volunteer chaplain at the prison and chairman of Prince of Peace Prison Ministry in SCC. For more information, call Sharon at 385-5492. Prison volunteers present awards Gospel concertNorthgate Baptist Church at 1301 W. Linebaugh Ave. in Tampa will be hosting a Three Plus One anniversary concert on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. There will be additional performances by King's Messengers Quartet Reunion and Gospel Truth Quartet. For more information call 813988-6923 or 933-6741.Love gospel music?The Florida Gospel Music Association Annual Convention will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4 at the Wimauma Convention Center. The schedule is Friday, 7 pm; Saturday, 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 6 p.m. Artists attending include: The Pickerings, The Vanderveens, The Accords, Pure Heart, The Reflections and many more. For more information call 407-788-6556 or go to the web site www. fgma.org .Voice of the Faithful resumesThe Tampa Bay Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful (9 Years), ending summer vacation, will resume meetings on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 1:30-3:30, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 16550 South U.S. Hwy 301, Wimauma. Featured will be report and analysis on American Catholic Council Conference in Detroit attended by 2,000 people. All interested people are welcome, bring a friend. Free. For information, 634-9904 or larry_ vaughan@comcast.com Area Places of WorshipLabor of Love is lesson topicLabors of Love will be presented by inspirational speaker and licensed Unity teacher candidate, Toby Isaacson at 10:30 am, Sept. 4, 2011, at Unity in Brandons morning worship service. In celebration of our nations Labor Day holiday, lets recall how this holiday came into existence, how we live out this special day, and how we live out our ordinary days, as well. Youll find a whole new meaning to the idea of Labor Day. Come hear how each of us can see this day or any day as A Day Off, or A Day On! Unity in Brandon is located at 129 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. For more information go to the web site www.unityinbrandon.org or call 813-263-6155. Toby Isaacson New members in the front row are: Helen Schwartz, Arthella Fritz, Saundra Manin, Rachel Spotts. Pictured in the back row are: Harold and Peggy Fisher (sponsors), Martin Schwartz (new member). Ron Fritz (new member), Ruth Lehners, Marie Schick, Jean Simonsen and Martin Lehners(sponsors) and Pastor Stiller. The Redeemer Lutheran Church is located on the corner of SR 674 and Valley Forge. Church Services are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Holy Communion is held on the first and third weekends. Bible Study is at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Six new members welcomed at Redeemer Lutheran ChurchMy everlasting thanks to all that helped my wife, Pat Fleming, during her battle with cancer. To LifePath hospice, I am eternally in debt. Thank you nurse Judy, Sarah McGill and hospice volunteers. A very and heartfelt thank you to Concepcion (Connie) Behren NA, who made Pats last days easier and more comfortable. Your love showed through tender for Pat. The love showed Pat by our neighbors, Margaret Osborne, Maxie Haney, Betty Eppich, Tom and Mary Mallak and Olive Daugherty can never be measured in this world. God Bless you all, Phil FlemingThank You It was one year ago, August 1, 2010, that Dr. Warren Langer and his wife Karen decided to do something about their weight. They never expected the real impact would be Optimal Health. By October 30 Dr. Langer had lost 65 pounds and Karen had lost 45. Dr. Langers waist shrunk from 48 to 35. And both of them were able to reduce their dependency on their weight related prescriptions. As Senior Pastor of Sun City Center United Methodist Church, people in his congregation were amazed by the transformation and asked how they could achieve the same results. As many clients often do, Dr. Langer became a coach for Take Shape for Life to pay what he learned forward. Nine months later he has helped over 70 members lose over 3500 pounds. More importantly because of their weight loss his clients were able to reduce their dependency on 98 weight related prescriptions. When asked, Dr. Langer said the most rewarding part of helping clients create health in their lives was the personal perspective they had about themselves during the journey. His clients had a whole new self-confidence and pride. One of his clients had refused to leave her home because she was embarrassed how heavy she had become. Now it is hard to find her at home. The ultimate reward for a health coach is knowing the work you are doing is helping someone feel good about themselves for the very first time in their lives. According to Dr. Langer Take Shape for Life is not a diet program but a program that empowers others to understand and take control of their health. While most diets focus on weight loss, their focus is creating long term sustainable health. In addition, diets are designed to fix bodies. Take Shape For Life has the nutritional program to achieve significant weight loss, clients lose up to 2 to 5 lbs per week results may vary, but it also has a structured program to fix the most important part of long term success; the mind. When you spend many years living with an unhealthy mind, you must learn to think as a healthy person. The best part is you have a FREE Health Coach who has been through the process and will support and guide you through the entire journey to Optimal Health. Through his example, twelve of his clients have been so moved they have stepped up to help fight the epidemic of obesity our country faces. He said he never imagined a year ago that his ministry would have such a positive effect on so many people. Not only has he helped improve the quality of life for so many people in the Sun City Center area, but through referrals he has helped his clients friends and family members get healthy in four different states. For additional information you can go to www.tsfl.com. Or, if you would like to have Dr Langer, or one of his local health coaches, support you, he can be contacted at 813846-5844. His personal Take Shape For Life website is www.Icansucceed.TSFL.com. 70 Members lose over 3500 pounds

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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. 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 Roger Martin Roger Martin, 67, formerly of Ruskin, FL, passed away at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills on Monday, August 22, 2011 after losing his battle with cancer. Roger was born April 23, 1944 in Marion, VA where he lived until joining the Navy, where he served for 4 years. Roger then lived in Massachusetts until moving to Florida in 1978 where he continued construction work before becoming a prototype craftsman for Wellcraft. Roger is survived by his 5 children; Kim Wong of Bradenton; Kerri Myers of Mt. Airy, NC; Roger, Jr of Modesto, CA; Karen Yeatman of Odessa; and Tammy Bird of Westminister, CO as well as 15 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Peggy McKinon of Marion, VA and Wanda Thomas of Kernersville, NC. Due to Roger donating his body to cancer research, there will be no immediate services. Upon return of his remains, a memorial will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Chula Vista Clubhouse; Chula Vista Landings off Gulf City Road, Ruskin, FL from 11am 2pm. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Gulfside Regional Hospice, 5760 Dean Dairy Rd, Zephyrhills, FL 33542.One Good Samaritan helps anotherBecca Butner, (center) youth liturgist for NCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services) is shown presenting checks totaling $2112 to Theresa and Rev. Bill Cruz, Executive Directors of the Good Samaritan Mission. The donations were from the love offerings for July. Rev. Cruz said, We would like to thank NCWS for their tender loving kindness toward our ministry, toward what we do, and for believing in us. Becca said, Its a real blessing to assist my grandparents and to see the impact the all volunteer itinerate ministry is making on the community. For more information regarding NCWS, call Jim Butner at 634-3114. Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Saint Anne RemembersThe Saint Anne Council #7210 of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a special Mass on Sunday, Sep. 11, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 by celebrating the memory of all those who passed away and honoring all our heroes. Participating will be local Military, Veterans, Fire Fighters, Law Enforcement, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. The Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. followed by a short ceremony in the courtyard to dedicate the new Saint Anne Catholic Church flagpole. The activities will conclude with a brunch in the Saint Joachim Hall. All past and current military, law enforcement, fire department, and other first responder members are encouraged to attend in uniform. The Memorial Service will take place at Saint Anne Church, Route 41, Ruskin. A women's interdenominational Bible study is held each Monday, 9:30-11a.m. in Creason Hall, United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, 1210 W Del Webb Blvd. This is an in-depth study, music, prayer and fellowship. For more information, call 813633-9083.Womans Bible studyWhen Marino Marini was a young man, he fashioned in bronze the first in a series of a man on a horse. The rider appears happy and hopeful. But as Marini grew older, the riders appear less confident and less cheerful. Reflecting on the changes, the artist said, If you look at my statues of the last 12 years, youll notice that the feeling of panic increased. In every figure, I tried to express a deepening sense of enslavement by uncontrollable forces. But God wants you to trust, not tremble; to be victors, not victims. He makes us victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord. Visit us at: www.TheSower.com Alejandro Martinez Alejandro Martinez known as Alex was born in Goliad, Texas on April 12, 1940. He died on August 20, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; two daughters, Sandy Valencia and Loretta Ruiz; one grandson, Miguel Angel Ruiz; four sisters, Eva Serrno, Maria Elna Delgado, Christina Maldono, Paula Hernandez; and four brothers, Guadalupe, Adam, Juan and Santo Martinez and many nephews and nieces.Obituaries

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 20 TTHEE SSHOPPERPPER 611 hoHOUSES FoOR RENT PRPROFF SERSER VICESES650 SERSER VICESES700 Ruskin 3br/1ba house, screened porch on quiet street. Waterfront. Fish off the dock. No smoking, no pets. References please. $450 biweekly $450 security deposit. 813-363-6001.55+ Community Spacious 1br/1ba unfurnished, enclosed patio, w/ carport. Includes yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 612 APTS. FoOR RRENTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, wash er /dryer hookup. $695 monthly plus deposit, water & lawn service included, 813-244-1676 Apollo Beach. Large 1br/1ba. Remodlaundry/ storage room, carport. $650 monthly. Hall 813-645-6985 613 CoONDoOS FoOR RRENTApollo Beach, one bedroom, 1 bath. Refrigerator, range. Available now. 813645-4145 or 813-642-0681 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 620 RooROOMS FoOR RRENTWimauma, furnished room, country setting. Water, electric, cable & TV included. $110 weekly. No drugs or alcohol. Background check. Must see to appreciate. 813-503-4592630 MM.H. RRENTa ALSTwo bedroom $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 2br/1ba trailer. One block from Little Manatee River & boat ramp. Fenced private lot. $600 monthly plus security. No pets. 813-310-1888 or 813-671-8044 Riverhouse 3br/1ba, Little Manatee River. Fish off dock, boat lift. Ruskin. No pets. $950 monthly. $500 security. 813-310-1888 or 813-671-8044 630 MM.H. RRENTa ALSFFor RRent: Clean M Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086Move in special (2 week free). Newly renovated MHP. Several homes ready. $155 weekly. L&N MHP, Gibsonton. 813-684-9708 or 813-245-7425 Mobile homes & RV lots for rent. Mobile homes for sale. E-Z terms. Eastwood Estates Mobile Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather 813-677-5726 2br/1ba on 1/2 acre near Sun City Center. $140 weekly plus deposit. Water, sewer, garbage, electric included. AC extra. 813-335-2877 3br/2ba doublewide, large porch, private acre lot. Near I-75 & SR 674. 813-6454708 or 813-892-5802 646 Wa AREhoHOUSE SSPac ACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BooBOOKKEEPiINGQuickBBooks Next training class S September 10 Pro-advisor & POS. Full bookkeeping services Tutoring/ software issues/ Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net. www.theasquickbookkeeping.com653 CoOLLEcCTioIONSCollections: Rents, notes, private mortgages, child support. Florian Beles 813-684-4100 676 CaARPET a AND TiTILEMMannys Carpet Cleaning Professional steam cleaning. Get 3 rooms deep cleaning for only $60. No hidden charges. 813-358-3876. Licensed/ insured.680 ADULT/ChiHILD CaARECaregiver/Companion Quality care for your loved one. References upon request. Please call 813-641-9012 Senior Home Companions, Inc.For Seniors by Active Seniors Call for FREE In-Home Consultation813-980-3408www.SeniorHomeCompanions.comLic. #232146 Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently and comfortably by supporting you with active senior caregivers who are understanding and trustworthy. 20 YEARS of SERVICE 705 CLEaANiINGRRons Cleaning SService Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 FFlat rate $75, full clean710 LawLAWN CaAREBBills LLawn SService Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840FFloraSScapes Professional maintenance company serving all your landscaping needs. Residential & commercial. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, SCC, Riverview. Licensed /insured. 813-333-3688MM & C MMower RRepair. Parts & service. Authorized warranty center. Commercial & residential. Open 7days, 8:30am-6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226. Pickup & delivery 714 TTREE RREMovaOVALPProfessional TTree & Landscaping. Sales: trimming, removals, popcorn curbing, stump grinding, clearing, hauling. Fill dirt/ top soil/ rock/ mulch. We barter for items of value. Free estimate. Call Paul 813634-6041 or 813-751-9691715 FiFILL DiDIRT/HaAULiINGMMyers TTrucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. PPittman TTrucking & TTractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 716 CoONcCRETEConcrete FFinishing Patios, driveways, sidewalks. Licensed & insured. Call Steve Sim735 TTRaANSPoORTa A TioIONAt Your Service Transportation to Tampa airport /charters /cruise ship. Excellent prices. Licensed/ insured. Call Express Transportation 813-731-9283 for rates740 MiMIScC. SSERvic VICESIn Your Home PPet Care 813-767-7225. Affordable, licensed, bonded, insured. References available. email: olivertort@aol.com Oliver & Company SSeawall RRepairs also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Hecker Construction Co. 813-236-9306EE-MMAILL 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. 691 HELPiING SSERvic VICEFeel the need to be Pampered!! Hand/ foot massage. Get the sensation Well trained & qualified HHA/ caregiving. Janice 813-333-8405 RENTAL: RUSKIN POOL HOUSE, unfurnished 2BR+Den-Office/2.5BA, inside utility, garage, new screened pool, and access to canal in backyard. Home has new kitchen, new wood floors, new windows, new CHA. $1,050/month + deposit. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CUTE RUSKIN CONCRETE BLOCK HOUSE, A BLOCK FROM RIVER: 2BR/1BA, carport, utility-rm, newer metal roof, on deep lot with shed. Peaceful area close to everything. $64,900. Adjacent lot for sale for only $20,000! CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE MOBILE-HOME: Perfect starter/winter home on nice own lot, no association fees, no flood insurance needed. 2BR/1BA furnished, large enclosed lanai, screen porch, carport and shed. $30,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 ANOTHER GREAT MOBILE-HOME ON LARGE LOT: 2BR/2BA split plan, huge air-conditioned addition, inside utility, 2-car-carport and large tool/storage shed. Almost acre lot with beautiful fruit trees. $46,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 INVEST NOW, BUILD LATER! Great location on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house amid huge oak trees, but value is in the land. 2.1 acres with SMU6 land use. Multiple possibilities. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 COMMERCIAL SITE located close to Hwy. 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 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 SUPER 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. $124,500. 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 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY. 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath & small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. Approx.. 45 usable acres. Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed. Reduced to $999,000 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 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 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 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 NEW LISTING! 2BR/1.5BA waterfront condo with a deepwater boat slip. Special features include: a nice Florida room with glass enclosure, hardwood floors in the living room, carpet in bedrooms, eat-in kitchen and more! $79,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.........645-3211Celebrating 87 Years 1924 2011BANKERS, NOT LAND HOLDERS. Bank not interested in being land owner has just listed repossessed property at appraised value and is looking for offers. 2+ acres for $35,000 and 14+ acres for $155,000. Check out development potential, be ready for recovery. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 DO NOT CALL TO SEE this condo if you love having a yard to mow or a garden plot to plow. The outside maintenance of lush green grass, numerous tropical plants, pool, and clubhouse is all taken care of with this great 2BR plus den/office/TV room. Fireplace, central vac, loft, extra storage. $119,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 BUILD TO SUIT your needs and wants. Hard to beat a brand new house that you have designed yourself. So put your pencil to the planning paper and create a dream home for this lot in Apollo Beach priced to sell. $18,500 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 INCOME OR HOMESTEAD OR BOTH. Rent out both sides of this duplex on small canal OR live in one side and rent the other OR bring your extended family. 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA recently refreshed stilt with balconies and panoramic views of bay and inlet. $159,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRIME LOCATION ON HIGHWAY 41!! This property has 200 ft on US 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! Price reduced to $474,500!! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 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 DELIGHTFUL 4BR/2BA home in desirable Bloomingdale community. Great room and split bedroom plan, light bright eat-in kitchen, large screened backporch overlooking conservation area, two car garage, grandfather oak shaded front yard and the list goes on. A must see! Reduced to $155,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. FOURTEEN ACRES with permitted deep well, greenbelted for reduced taxes and currently used as fish farm but owner will consider adapting for other uses. 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Tues., Sept. 13 Surviving in The Health Care System Tues., Sept. 13 2:30-4 p.m. COPD Support Group Thurs., Sept. 15 2:30-3:30 p.m. Low Vision Support Group: Tues., Sept. 20 2-3:30 p.m WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL! The Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival will return, on a new weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, 2011 at E.G.Simmons County Park in Ruskin. Watch for updates in the next few months or follow the feed on Facebook. The Festival committee is looking for a few more volunteers to help put on another great festival. If you liked the festival in the past, please consider joining the little band to really make this years festival the very best yet! Contact the festival chair, Frank Cummings, at 813363-8071 or email ruskintomatofestival@verizon.net for more information. There is also space available for more vendors. Area businesses are encouraged to consider becoming a sponsor to help make this festival the best it can be. Proceeds earned from these festivals help fund local causes and promote community projects. Information on these opportunities and more can be found on the festival webpage: www.ruskintomatofestival.org The Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival is a project of the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc., a community non-profit in Ruskin. The RCDF has been involved in many projects in the area for nearly two decades, including the Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center, the boardwalk in Commongood Park, assisted in starting the restoration of Marsh Creek plus several other cleanup and enhancement projects. The most recent project is the Firehouse Cultural Center which is being developed in the old firehouse in Ruskin. More information is available at the website: www.ruskinfoundation.org. Tomato and Heritage Festival needs volunteers and vendors Genealogical Society resumes luncheonsThe South Bay Genealogical Society resumes its luncheon meetings at noon on Sept. 20. This meeting will be held at the SouthShore Regional Library and will feature Don Churchill, speaking on the Day of the Dead. a Native American traditions. This meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. Golden Anniversary Luncheon, following a noon luncheon at the SouthShore Regional Library. Reservations for the luncheon ($13) are required by Sept. 14 by calling Beth Clarke at 642-9329. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meetings, as well as workshops and Seminars, to assist those tracing their family history. Membership is open to all South County residents who have an interest in genealogy. By JEAN STEZLAND Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education and Outreach A happy and fulfilling retirement means different things to different people. Once you determine what will give you peace of mind in retirement, its important to know how you can get there financially. AARP can help you get started with 10 simple (and fun) tips. Step 1: Define Your RetirementWrite down your top five goals for retirement. Keep a scrapbook or start a journal but be practical to rule out unnecessary expenses. Step 2: Take Stock of Your AssetsWrite down how much you bring home each month, how much you have in the bank and how much you have in your retirement account. Then take the time to list all of your hobbies and skills many can be turned into real income. Visit www.aarp.org/work/jobhunting/info-06-2009/recareer ing_transferable_skills.html. Step 3: Evaluate Your Health NowSchedule your checkups and preventive exams now, from the annual physical to the teeth clean-Ten tips to help you get ready for retirementing. Commit (or re-commit) to eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep and staying mentally sharp with brain games, puzzles and books. Step 4: Determine When to Collect Social Security The longer you wait to claim Social Security, the greater the benefit for you and your family. AARPs Social Security Benefits Calculator will show you when best to claim: www.aarp.org/socialsecuritybenefits Step 5: Network through Social Media and Other MeansInclude a networking strategy in your retirement plan. It may involve joining a community book club you discovered via Facebook or starting a morning meet-up group at a local coffee shop to discuss ideas with other soon-to-be retirees. Step 6: Decide How Much You Want (or Need) to WorkWeigh the pros and cons of working including how many hours per week now. The sooner you get comfortable with this decision, the more secure you will be in your retirement planning. Visit www.aarp.org/jobs. Step 7: Create a Retirement BudgetCreate a retirement budget and do a financial checkup of your investments. The AARP Retirement Calculator can help: www. aarp.org/retirementcalculator. Additional resources are available at www.aarp.org/financialfreedom. Step 8: Find New Ways to Cut Your Expenses (and Start Saving More)Saving more now will always make you better prepared for retirement. Start by listing your bills and then figure out ways to trim them. Another strategy that works for many people: pay off your smallest debts first, regardless of interest rate, which can give you a sense of accomplishment. Visit www.aarp.org/money/creditloans-debt/info-09-2010/control ling-debt-and-finances.html. Step 9: Prepare For the UnexpectedTake time to consider how youd pay for minor issues, like a roof leak, to serious ones, like a grave illness. Discuss the big issues with your family or those closest to you. Visit http://www.aarp.org/ decide. Also check all your insurance policies to make sure they are adequate. Step 10: Stick to Your Plan Joining AARPs online community will connect you with others going through the same life changes for support and networking. Log onto www.aarp.org/online_community.Painkillers such as ibuprofen, naxopren and celecoxib provide needed relief for many patients who have chronic pain. But an ongoing source of contention is whether those drugs and others in their class known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are linked to harmful health effects. Now a new study from the University of Florida raises the concern about potential risks to a higher degree than before, finding a doubling of deaths from heart attack, stroke and related events among people who have both hypertension and coronary artery disease and use the drugs long term. The findings, based on data from the international INVEST clinical study of hypertension therapies, are published in the current issue of The American Journal of Medicine. It does strengthen our practice recommendations, said lead author Anthony A. Bavry, M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine in the UF College of Medicines department of medicine. Physicians already discourage the use of NSAIDs among the elderly and after heart attacks, on the basis of several studies showing that the drugs are linked with a higher risk of stroke and heart attack. But the UF researchers, including senior author Carl J. Pepine, M.D., a professor of cardiovascular medicine in the UF College of University of Florida study strengthens concerns about long-term use of certain painkillersMedicine, advise patients to talk to their doctors before stopping use of prescribed treatments. Its a tricky issue, because NSAIDs are useful for relieving pain, and that is much of what we do in medicine -alleviate pain and suffering, said Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of cardiology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, who recently published findings that NSAIDs are linked to a higher risk of stroke. Unfortunately, most medications have some potential side effects, and its important to know what those might be. Bhatt was not involved in the UF study. Patients who have both high blood pressure and coronary artery disease are generally put on aspirin, a unique type of NSAID, to reduce their risk of a heart attack. Physicians are concerned that giving those patients other NSAIDs for pain relief could cancel out aspirins beneficial effects and raise the risk of negative cardiovascular effects. The UF research team took advantage of the availability of INVEST study data from 882 chronic NSAID users and almost 22,000 intermittent or nonusers to try to settle the question. They looked at patients who reported using NSAIDs over an average of about three years, to see whether there was an increase in adverse events or cardiovascular-related death compared with patients who did not use those pain medicines long term. The risk of death from cardiovascular causes was 2.3 times higher among patients who chronically used the drugs than among other patients. NSAIDs are thought to act in a variety of ways to increase cardiovascular risk. They are thought to prevent aspirins protective anti-clotting effect by preventing the aspirin from binding properly to platelets in the blood. Some NSAIDs might also increase bleeding risk. In addition, NSAIDs raise blood pressure, thus potentially raising the risk of heart attack and stroke. Some NSAIDs have already been removed from the market because of concerns about an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke. While randomized clinical trials are still needed to definitively show a link between NSAIDS and cardiovascular effects, the current study is only the latest in a growing body of research that strongly suggests an association. There have been enough studies now that it certainly raises suspicion, Bhatt said. The question thats still open is, is it all NSAIDs, or are some worse than others? The UF study did not compare specific NSAIDs, so more research has to be carried out to determine the level of risk that might be associated with each.



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www.ObserverNews.netSeptember 1, 2011 Volume 55 Number 32THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Of all the gastronomic delights Cubans cook up, one of, if not the most, iconic is the Cuban Sandwich. As a Floridian, growing up in and around Tampa, I have for a lifetime looked forward to with mouthwatering anticipation, enjoyed with unspeakable relish and praised to the very skies the Cubanos that are a menu staple in authentic Cuban and Italian eateries. Oh, that crusty, flavorful bread sandwiching the layers of ham and roast pork and sometimes Genoa salami, with the cheese that adds a little bite, accented with juicy pickle and a slash of mustard! I have gone out of my way to find the real thing, have done them pressed and unpressed, have joyfully consumed literally thousands of em, silently thanking the native Cubans who began concocting them at least a couple of centuries back. And, I had to go to Cuba to get the worst Cubano I ever have bitten into in that lifetime. I ordered it at the bar in Nacional, Havanas equally iconic hotel. It arrived old and cold. The bread, while looking like it was cut from a traditional Cuban rope, was neither crusty on the outside nor chewy on the inside, much less tasty. The roasted pork slices in the filling were so grisly they could not be chewed. The cheese was negligible. All hints of seasoning had evaporated. It was, in a word, horrendous. The best I can say for it is that what I ate of it did not make me ill. Breakfast: another story Happily, though, that eating experience was an anomaly. Nacional, in fact, lays out the most stupendous breakfast bar any traveler could desire. A large dining room on its basement level built against the bluff overlooking the Gulf is devoted daily to multiple cold and warming tables laden with arrays of fresh tropical fruits from the various melons to pineapples, papaya and peaches, to a range of egg dishes from hard boiled to scrambled to spicy casseroles, to baskets of muffins, breads, bagels, biscuits of many descriptions. One chef stands by to prepare on the grill any of the traditional breakfast meats as well as eggs, each order to taste. The juice bar offers not only orange and grapefruit and tomato but also squeezed mango and guava and pineapple, fresh and cold. Of course, theres the selection of hot, rich, strong Cuban coffees. Different languages mix with the Cuban Spanish, swirling through the room, as hundreds of hotel guests most of them vacationing tourists clad in shorts, sneakers and sunhats fuel up for a day of sightseeing in and around the old capital. They may get directions from or questions answered by the generally solemn native wait staff who will clean their tables, change the linen, place fresh utensils for the next wave. They all recognize two different worlds. A different world For, just a few blocks away in Old Havana, Nacional is as foreign a territory to natives as Montreal or Istanbul or Honolulu. They may know someone who works there, they may pick-up or deliver hotel guests there if they work in transportation, they may even establish a temporary working service relationship with a group of guests. But, for many Habanans, the old hotels elaborate interior dcor, its sparkling exterior pools, and most assuredly its abundant breakfast buffet, might as well be on another continent. By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net RUSKIN -The third of seven public meetings to address what should be in a proposed zoning overlay district along U.S. 41 in Ruskin and Apollo Beach dealt with results of on-line surveys and opinions of the committee members who signed up at a meeting in July. Aug. 25, Jose Fernandez, project manager, and John Healey, county planner, brought survey results and maps showing what other overlay districts in Hillsborough County had accomplished. An overlay district is a development area that establishes standards over and above the countys zoning regulations. As was reported in The Observer News and Riverview Current in July, the proposed overlay area consists of an 8-mile north-south stretch of properties bordering U.S. 41 extending from Big Bend Road to the Little Manatee River Bridge in south Ruskin. Because U.S. 41 in Ruskin and Apollo Residents go over maps displayed by Hillsborough County planners that show what an overlay of the U.S. 41 corridor on an 8-mile stretch south of Big Bend Road would cover and hopefully accomplish.Trends begin to surface as overlay plan meetings continueSee TRENDS, page 6 Cuba TodayP ART 4 IN A SERIES Eating CubanBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSee CUBA TODAY, page 14By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRon Anderson, retired military and a wellknown member of his current profession, was visiting his local grocery store one day last month when he remembered he had to ship a package. On his way out, he took a peek inside the stores dumpster to see if he could find some packing material. Instead, he found something entirely different. Rons wife Margie is a retired law enforcement officer and a current professional with a college degree. Ron was worried his wife would not approve of his discovery. He neednt have worried, she was ecstatic. In peeking into the grocery store dumpster, lying on top of the days trash were five pounds of organic cherries, five pounds of strawberries, four pounds of packaged tomatoes, two large flat iron steaks with $15 price tags, several cartons of fruit juice and seven packages of turkey kielbasa. All still cold and none past their expiration dates. Ron collected it all up and took it home where they froze the meat, boiled the tomatoes for spaghetti sauce base and washed the fruit. They drank the fruit juice. Feeling good about his MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThis dumpster near a South County grocery store isnt as neat as Ron and Margie Anderson prefer to leave the dumpster at their store. Above, bread and soft drink bottles are scattered into the parking lot outside the dumpster.find, Ron went back the next day at the same time. He found a five-pound bag of potatoes, two frozen Sara Lee coffee cakes, three packages of Toll House peanut butter / chocolate chip cookie dough and a package of rolls. Since then, the Andersons See DUMPSTER DIVING, page 12Some find big rewards in dumpster diving Old Havana's residents buy their fruits and vegetables from wooden display counters in an open-air building where there is neither air conditioning nor refrigeration. Cuba is said to import about 80 percent of its food stuffs of all varieties as its agricultural industry has declined radically during the years under communism. The Old City's citizens also do not have access to anything approaching a regional shopping mall although there are some small shops attached to a few gasoline service stations on the outskirts which resemble U.S. convenience stores. MELODY JAMESON PHOTO PENNY FLETCHER PHOT OJonie Maschek recommends a three story barge off Clearwater called Fisherman's Paradise that combines fishing with a luxury cruise. Check it out in Fish Tales on page 7. See how SCC Chamber of Commerce's executive director, Dana Dittmar plans to celebrate Labor Day, September 5. 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2 We are a AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterAt Home Auto Care, Inc.(813) 645-0339 RUSKIN -- It takes a village is the concept Steve and Jill Robins hope will catch on when their new project becomes a reality. The Ruskin couple has lived in the area since 1995, coming from California by way of Louisville, Ky. About three months ago they purchased the yellow and white old Florida style wood building just west of Teds Auto Center which is on the corner of Shell Point Road and U.S. 41. Although the building looks historic, it has not been designated as such, and has served as a home, an art studio, and most recently a restaurant. Vacant and badly in need of repairs, for a long time it sat like a lonely spinster waiting for someones attention. The Robins plan to give it a lot of attention. In fact, theyve already begun. A new seamless metal Galvalume roof is almost finished and the next step will be outside scraping and painting, Steve Robins said. Robins plans to make the building and the outside area around it a village square type area in Caribbean (some call Key West) style. There are lots of different configurations we can do inside, depending on who leases space, he said. Each business will be a different color outside, so that there may be eight or nine colors. On a first-come first-served basis, Robins plans to carve out business spaces within the building for retail and professional space. For example, there are four or five rooms that were used as a restaurant, which could be used as individual professional offices, he said. But the idea of having a restaurant is not out. If there is an established restaurant interested in moving there, Robins said he would consider it. He is also entertaining the idea of a fish market, and plans to move his boat canvas business there as well. But I would like to see it as basically general retail and some professional space, he said. What he does not want is turn-over. Were going to put a lot into the general design and configuration so we dont want to see start-ups that go under quickly he said. In keeping with the Caribbean style of the outside of the building, Robins plans to have crushed shell for most of the parking, especially where the large palm trees are, and very little asphalt. He will also replace the large awning and integrate it into the multicolored scheme. Robins said he plans to have the outside of the building finished by the end of September so that potential tenants will want to come inside and see how their spaces could be configured. To find out more about this project or take a look inside, call Robins at 813-943-5333. Coats of many colors soon to be applied to Shell Point Road projectBy PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net Steve and Jill Robins of Apollo Beach bought this Old Florida style wood frame building on W. Shell Point Road six months ago and are planning a village-style retail and professional center in and around it. The outside will be painted in several colors, a different one for each incoming business, to give it a true Caribbean/Key West look HIGDEN Soft and beautiful, complements virtually any decor. REGULAR PRICE $5.09BONUS BUY!HARDWOODYOUR PRICEMATERIALS ONLYSF$3.89MINERAL POINT Soft and beautiful, completements virtually any decor. REGULAR PRICE $2.69BONUS BUY!LAMINATEYOUR PRICEMATERIALS ONLYSF$1.89 spill abrationits asavin g s event DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONEFLOOR & HOME 813-645-86601 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-BHOURS: MON.-FRI. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. SAT. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAY Evenings by appointment We are the Oldest Family-Owned Window Treatment/Flooring Store in SouthshoreToes sink in. Stains dont. CHANDLER HILLS S,T Soft, stylish carpet that complements any decor.REGULAR PRICE $499SELECT STYLES!YOUR PRICEMATERIALS ONLYSF$249VINO VISTA PLUS Make a statement with classic beauty thats soft, strong and long-lasting.REGULAR PRICE $489SELECT STYLES!YOUR PRICEMATERIALS ONLYSF$244 STAIN-RESISTANT LEES CARPETONLY Lees is made with EverTex, the revolutionary ber that inherently blocks stains before they have a chance to settle in. ONLY Lees has stain protection so strong its backed with a Life of Floor Warranty no stains for the LIFE of your carpet. ONLY Lees has the patented custom built ExtraLocbacking for durability with double the density of standard carpet.REGULAR PRICE $399MATERIALS ONLYSF$199YOUR PRICEWILLOW CREEK S,T Soft, stylish carpet that complements any decor.SELECT STYLES! SELECT STYLES!VINO VISTA Give your room a classic update thats soft and comfortable.YOUR PRICEMATERIALS ONLYSF$244REGULAR PRICE $489

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I rather enjoy visiting New York City and Ive never had a bad experience there (apart from being abandoned by my wife on the top of the Empire State Building in the middle of the night and forced to sit on a street bench with a prostitute but thats another story). Certainly an argument could be made that the Times is not the newspaper that it once was, but the same could be said of me and a lot of other things in life. The Sunday New York Times is, to me, remarkable. How anyone could publish such a thick stack of newsprint each week with stories on everything from foreign unrest, to East Village nightlife, to events that happened in Kansas is beyond me. I cant begin to imagine it. And then, magically, it all lands on my driveway during the early morning hours often with photographs shot only hours before. Despite an American institution. All that said, sometimes I have to wonder if the publishers and some of the reporters actually live on the same planet as me. Several cases in point were in a recent Sunday Styles section. One article from a series was entitled What I Wore. Normally I wouldnt have read it, but the photo of the attractive woman that accompanied it caught my eye. The woman, at only 35-years-old, owns two nightclubs, and another in the SOHO district of Manhattan. Additionally, she is a partner in a Midtown Manhattan nightclub. In the article, she detailed her activities for the week and the clothing she wore because of those activities. There was an awful lot of seeing a motivational coach, hundreds of emails on my Blackberry, attending movie premieres, and wearing a bikini on the beach but not a lot of plain old work. Somewhere in there, she caught a seaplane from Manhattan to Montauk, but then was forced to return to Manhattan on I-495 a few days later. First, how many people are hopping on seaplanes? Second, just the clothing and accessories she listed for the week undoubtedly cost what I make in a year. Am I missing something here? Certainly she is a smart and talented young woman, but seriously, how many people are hopping seaplanes at all? Ive never to swoop out to the Hamphail damage over an Iowa cornpeople reading the Times thinking, Oh hey, great idea! Isabel Marant jeans, Madewell white T-shirt and navy blue Soludos espadrilles! The touch, too! Who doesnt get cold Before I dive further into what must sound like the jealous rant of a closet cross-dresser, I can assure you nothing could be further from the truth on either count. Im not jealous, Im curious; and Im seriously wondering just where I way that hopping seaplanes to the Hamptons has been kept out of my life. Furthermore, to the best of my knowledge, Ive never worn a dress and do not harbor the secret desire to do so. On the very same page of What I Wore was the jump of a frontpage styles section article on how Miami Beach is bucking the trend of Floridas long-running econom ic nightmare due to an unexpected boom in summer tourism, with many tourists coming from New York and Brazil. The boom is so big that, so far, tourism to the Miami area in August is coming extremely close to the peak months of winter tourism. And these arent Wisconsin tourists these are people dropping some serious cash. Most of us have been to Miami Beach and have seen the 16-yearold kids driving around in $230,000 club after nightclub, all catering to upper crust youth. The proprietor of one specialty shop said the desire to spend money was so great that often people would call from the airport, asking if they had the latest $3,300 purse or other random accessory in stock. Ive known several millionaires in my life in fact, I recently worked for one (although he would no doubt scoff at the notion of being called a millionaire). Ive never known one to be so desperate for a $3,300 purse that theyd call from the airport in order to ensure they could throw cash down in exchange for it. Ive never known one who would even buy a $3,300 purse. To me, you could pick up a decent used car for that kind of money. So my question is: Who is paying all these people that much? Surely at least some of them are getting paychecks from companies awfully big paychecks it seems. tion can be found in the wedding announcements, which provides further proof that I am on an entirely different planet. I realize ping the coin necessary to even have a wedding announcement in the Times but still, given the sheer number of announcements, youd think there would be some normal people. Instead, they are often as follows: the bride, 25, is the chief name of a seriously hip, high tech, or Fortune 500 company here) or, perhaps, she is the producer of a television series; the bridegroom, 28, is the manager of a $27 trillion dollar hedge fund, or, perhaps, a in something that I had no idea people would actually spend monfollowing in the footsteps of their parents who are CEOs of even bigger companies. Sometimes the mother is a ballerina. OK, so maybe I am a little jeal ous. Obviously, all of those people are simply smarter, more talented, more motivated and, possibly, more lucky than I am; but there sure seem to be a lot of them. I have a college degree and Ive worked hard (or at least made it appear as such) for most of my life and I think Im generally honest and polite. I shower regularly, too. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net But Im not hopping a seaplane to the Hamptons. Am I alone in thinking thats just not normal life for the vast majority of people or did I somehow miss out on the line to work for companies offering gigantic paychecks? I turned the page to see a full-col or ad from a real estate company. One house caught my eye it was a somewhat modest looking place on the beach offering views of either the ocean or the Manhattan skyline from every room. Only 30 minutes from the city (by seaplane, no doubt) it was a bargain and priced to sell at only $3.8 million. I think Ill cut the picture out, go to the dollar store to buy a frame, and hang it on my wall. That will be the closest Ill ever come to the place, since its on a different planet and all.Community Foundation of Tampa Bay provides funding for food programsThe Community Foundation of T ampa Bay today announced the awarding of $7,500 from its Safety Net Fund to Feeding America T ampa Bay. The grant is to be split between St. Petersburg and T ampa, to provide food for the needy. Feeding America is providing a necessary service, says Community Foundation of Tampa Bay The agency is feeding hundreds alone. Its a difficult economy with stubbornly high unemployment, and the need is urgent. The $7,500 grant will be distributed with $4,000 from the Comto support distributions in Bartlett Bays largest distribution in St. Community Foundation of Tampa borough County.

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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 brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll 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. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan. .............Composition / Layout sue@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning NewspapersThere is no one who will argue that we are not in a time of drastic change. In the course of one generation, mankind learned to fly and then to walk on the moon. Technology has made things possible for the common man that just a few years ago could only be dreamed of by kings. There is a tremendous emphasis on original thinking. We are told to stretch our minds and to think outside of the circlethe circle being the way we have always responded to certain stimuli or, as it is now referred to, as our paradigm. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines a paradigm (predm, -dm) as An example that serves as pattern or model. For most of us, this freehand drawing outside of our circle, without pattern or model, can be just a bit scary. Our society in years past has been guided by what we call traditions. But as New York Times By William Hodges journalist Russell Baker said, In America nothing dies easier than tradition. If you are 40 years of age or older, it will be easy for you to list at least 10 traditions from your childhood that are no longer in place todaythings like the family having dinner together and two parents who live in the same house with their children. Recently, I held a door for a woman and received a lecture on sexual discrimination before I could explain that my parents taught me if I was the first one to a door, I should hold it open for those following me, regardless of their gender. I will be quick to admit some traditions are not good, and it takes the actions of a Rosa Parks to change them for the better. But what kind of ground do our children have to build on without traditions? In one Chinese village, tradition was the very ground they built on, or at least the results of tradition improved the foundation. In an area where the ground was soft, this particular village seemed to be built on solid ground. It was also an area of rocky fields and yet the surrounding fields seemed free of stones. A missionary asked a village elder to explain. The elder said that it had been a tradition that each child who worked in the fields was instructed to bring one stone back to the village each night when returning from the fields. These stones had created the great foundation of the village. In turn, the absence of stones in the fields increased the abundance of the crop. The missionary asked how long he thought the practice would continue and he replied, For as long as the children are taught not only the tradition, but the reason for the tradition. Maybe that is where we are failing our children and, in turn, our civilizationby not teaching the why. T. S. Eliot said of tradition, It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labor. Children cannot be expected to put great labor into following our traditions until we are willing to put great labor into showing them the value of maintaining them. Our children are the product of our efforts, or lack thereof. Traditions can be a steadying hand at the wheel as they face the storms of life. They can act as a compass and even a safe harbor to run to when the gale becomes too fierce. Traditions are rarely if ever passed down to the next generation by adopting a Do as I say, not as I do, attitude. Traditions are passed down by the show-and-do method. If you dont like what your children are doing, take a look at what you are showing them. What traditions are you passing on to them? Have you given them a steadying hand at the wheel or setting them adrift? Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, POSITIVE TALKon the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comCCW Card PartyThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to make up your own table in advance and come to their monthly Dessert Card Party from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies and have an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. For more information, call (813) 633-2460. Nearly New Shop resumes winter hours Beginning Saturday, Sept. 3, the Nearly New Shop, located at 1515 SR 674 (Sun City Plaza) behind the Bon Worth Store,will resume normal business hours and will be back open twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am-12 pm. Donations can be left in the donation box located outside the store during the week. Arrangements for large items to be dropped off can also be made by calling (813) 642-9099. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9 AM to 5 PM EXCEPT SUNDAY NOON to 5 PM 2020 CLUBHOUSE DR. SUN CITY CENTER, FL 33573 (813) 642-1500 View Thousands of Florida Listings atwww.PrudentialFloridaRealty.com KINGS POINT KINGS POINT KINGS POINT FLORIDA REALTY. An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. Prudential is a service mark of The Prudential Insurance Company of America. 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X Got something going on? Let us know!!Send your press releases to www.news@observernews.net 8 5 5Be safe, be preparedYou could say we dodged another bullet with Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene did not hit our area directly but lady luck is likely to run out. Will your home or business be secure should we get a direct hit from a Tropical Storm and/or Hurricane this year? One way to make sure is have someone inspect your roof tiles and determine if they will withstand the effects of a storm. You also want to make sure the entire roof on your home or business does not need to be replaced due to wear and tear over the years. A old roof will leak or may collapse due to the effects of Hurricane or Tropical Storm. We are only half way through Hurricane Season. The State of Florida is more often threatened by storms that develop in the Gulf and Atlantic during the second half-of the Hurricane season. We can all breathe a sigh of relief in Tampa Bay this time. But as you know the tropics are very active and we all still need to be vigilant until the end of hurricane season on Nov 1. Tampa Bay Residents have not seen a direct hit from a Hurricane since the 1920s. But we have seen the effects of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms that skirt just past our area. And this is no time to get comfortable. Residents still need to secure their roof, their home/business and have a Hurricane Kit close by. But most Tampa Bay Residents dont take the threat of Tropical Storm or Hurricanes seriously because we have not had a direct hit in such a long time. A secure roof is piece of mind for the homeowner/business owner that valuables inside and outside will likely be safe should our area see a direct hit from a Tropical Storm or Hurricane this year. Annual teenage battle of the bands accepting registration What: 14th Annual Teenage Battle of the Bands When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from Noon 11 p.m. Where: Hillsborough County Fair, 4810 E. State Road 60 in Dover Registration: $50 Entry Fee per Band by Oct. 7 The 14th Annual Teenage Battle of the Bands, hosted by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, will be held Saturday, Oct. 15. The event is scheduled from noon 11 p.m. at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 4810 E. State Road 60 in Dover, five miles east of Brandon at the intersection of Sidney-Washer Road and Highway 60. Bands can apply now for the competition that provides free studio time to the top two winners. The entry fee is $50 dollars per band and members must be between 13 and 20 years of age. Only one band member can be age 20. Styx of Fire was the winner of Battle of the Bands last year. Contact Joe Soletti, Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, for registration information at (813) 376-5778.Dates and locations for ACT and SAT exams listedEligible students from any school in Hillsborough County can register to take the exams at any of the listed locations, regardless of the school they attend. Students can register online for the ACT at www.act.org, or call 1-319-337-1270. SAT registration is available online at www.collegeboard.com, or by calling 1-8667567346. Registration is $49 for the SAT. Registration for the ACT is $49.50 or $34 without the writing exam. Late registration for the ACT is an additional $21, and an additional $26 for the SAT. Brandon:10/1, deadline 9/9; 10/22 deadline 9/16; 11/5, deadline 10/7;12/3, deadline 11/06; 12/10, deadline 9/16 Lennard: 10/1, deadline 9/9; 10/22, deadline 9/16; 11/5, deadline 10/7; 12/3, deadline 11/8; 12/10, deadline 11/4 Riverview: 12/3, deadline 11/08; 12/10, deadline 11/04September is Library Card Sign-up Month September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and with Hillsborough Countys students back in school, the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries want to make sure that all children have one very important school supply a library card! As a bonus, new Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library card holders will receive a free Sleek Aero ballpoint pen, while supplies last. Library cards are free for Hillsborough County residents, and getting a library card is easy. Simply visit any public library in Hillsborough County to apply in person, or visit www.hcplc.org and click on Get a Card for details and to download an application. Having a library card provides students the resources they need to compete academically. Many public libraries provide students access to databases of news articles, encyclopedias and test preparation materials, as well as homework help and resources. Public libraries are the number one access point for free Internet, an important resource for families without Internet access at home. All Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries offer Internet access and Wi-Fi. Todays libraries provide all types of students with the tools they need to succeed, says Marcee Challener, manager of materials and circulation services. Libraries provide young readers with exciting and engaging programs that make learning fun. It is for these reasons that now more than ever, a library card is most important school supply of all. For more information, visit any branch of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, visit www.hcplc.org or call (813) 273-3652. Liberty Manor committed to homeless veteransLiberty Manor is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the development and social needs of veterans who have served our country, fought for our independence, but fallen victim to homelessness. Anyone interested in donating to this meritorious initiative is encouraged to contact Army veteran, Jeff Luddeke (813) 352-7856. Nominations are now being accepted for the Greater Hillsborough County Fairs annual Harvest Awards to be presented Tuesday, October 11 at the County Fairgrounds. Deadline for nominations is Thursday, September 15. The purpose of the awards is to recognize individuals, organizations, corporations and other entities that have made significant or outstanding contributions to the fabric of Hillsborough County, says Ken Anderson, president of the fair. Anderson said nominations also may be made for those representing industrial, commercial, educational, moral, governmental and economical segments of the community.Nomination categories are as follows: nity Service Nominations can be submitted County Fair, P.O. Box 100, Sydney, FL 33587 or on the website: www. hillsboroughcountyfair.com Tickets to the 5:30-8:30 pm event are $20 and are available on the website. For more information, contact: 813-737-3247 or George Parker at: george@farmandranchnews.com, Josh Burgin at: josh.burgin@gmail. com, or Kathy Curry at: katcurry@ tampabay.rr.com, www.hillsboroughcountyfair.com County fair seeks harvest awards nominations Upcoming special interest classes at your local recreation center Hillsborough Countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation offers Cheerleading, Dance and Self Defense classes at various neighborhood parks. The following classes are offered in partnership with All American Youth Activities. Registration is $10, and class cost is $6 per week, payas-you-go. Classes will be held at the following locations, days and times: Gardenville Recreation Center, 6219 Symmes Road in Gibsonton Cheerleading, Ages 5 8, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Dance (Hip Hop and Jazz), Ages 5 8, Thursdays at 6 p.m. Riverview Recreation Center, 7807 Capitano St. in Riverview Cheerleading, Ages 5 and 6, Thursdays at 6 p.m. Cheerleading, Ages 7 9, Thursdays at 7 p.m. Class Descriptions Cheerleading This course is designed for making friends while learning the fundamentals of cheerleading. Choreographed pom-pom and dance routines will be taught along with jumps, stunts and other skills required for school tryouts. Dance Come learn elements of hip hop and modern jazz. Previous dance experience is not necessary. These classes improve movement, coordination, rhythm, timing, and teamwork. Classes are taught in a fun, relaxed, musical atmosphere and will help prepare students for future dance interests. Self Defense This course is designed for self-defense purposes only. Emphasis is placed on self-defense, communication and the appropriate use of skills practiced in class. Classes are taught by certified black belt instructors. For a list of other Special Interest Classes offered through the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation visit click on the link or visit http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/parks/recreation/allspecialinterestclasses.cfm For more information and registration on classes offered in partnership with All American Youth Activities, call (813) 885-AAYA (2292).Calling all former Marines and FMFsThe next meeting of the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at American Legion Post#148, 7240 This active detachment would like to invite all area Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend this meeting and learn what they are all about. For more information call Dennis Antle at 813-835-0551 or visit the web site at www.mclriverview.org New meeting place for Weight WatchersWeight Watchers is opening a new meeting. Join them every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and learn about the new PointsPlus Plan. Its located at the new Center in the Shoppes at Southbay (SweetBay plaza) 10629 Big Bend Rd., Riverview. Free registration! For more information call 672-0902. Send Us Your News 210 Woodland Estates SW, Ruskin FAX 645-4118 or E-mail: News@ObserverNews.net

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Propelled by 2010 U.S. Census population figures and the resulting requirements for representative area redistricting on county, state and national levels based on population changes, the county school system staff has conducted public meetings at high schools around the county during August. The county administration By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net completed its redistricting processes in early July. The state currently is engaged in public sessions regarding redistricting up and down the peninsula. Hillsboroughs seven-member elected school board includes five district seats held by the members elected from each of the five districts. The South County region at present is represented by Candy Olson from District 2 the area including Gibsonton, Ruskin and Little Manatee South as well as the retirement communities of Sun City Center and Kings Point. District 2 also covers South Tampa. Stacy White represents District 4, a geographically large district which in the South County region encompasses Balm, Riverview, Wimauma, and Sundance, as well as the age-restricted community of Valencia Lakes. District 4 also includes Plant City and northeast Hillsborough. Currently, the dividing line between the two districts in the South County is U.S. Highway 301. However, that dividing line could be altered in one instance radically if either of two of the three potential district re-alignments were to be implemented. At its citizen sessions, school system staff has presented three options Alternatives A, B and C which meet mandated criteria related to conforming the districts consistent with population shifts. Those criteria include creating districts which evenly distribute the population to be served, are as compact as possible and which do not dilute the electorate in a minority district to the extent a minority representative could not be elected. From the school system perspective, District 5 encompassing east, central and north Tampa is the minority district. Alternative A would push Olsons future District 2 in a wide swath eastward beyond U.S. 301 into Whites current District 4, taking in a substantial portion of north Wimauma, Balm and large parts of eastern Riverview along Boyette Road. Parts of Plant City would remain in Whites District 4, but the area north and east would join District 3. Alternative B would create a much more compact District 4 by excluding most of Plant City and the northeast section of the county, populations which then would be added to District 3. In the South County, both Districts 2 and 4 would be unchanged. Similarly, Alternative C again would alter District 4 in the northeast part of the county, but have much less effect on the South County region, only adding a small portion of eastern Riverview to District 2. Lorraine Duffy-Suarez, the school systems general manager for growth and planning, emphasized that redistricting is based on new population statistics provided by the decennial census, not on district size. The objective, she added, is equal distribution of the population in the systems five districts, and modifications do not change which schools students attend. Reapportionment within the districts also does not alter bus stops or transportation to any particular school, she said. Population in each of the five districts, if any of the three alternatives were implemented, would be in the 235,000 to 255,000 range. Unlike county administration re-alignments which then require district commissioners to run for re-election, county school board members do not seek election again until their current terms expire. Citizens interested in the school board redistricting can view the three color-coded maps outlining the possible alternatives online by accessing http://redistricting. mysdhc.org. Public comment also can be forwarded through this website. The county school board is scheduled to meet for a workshop on the subject at 10 AM, Tuesday, September 13. Public comment is not taken during workshops. 2011 Melody Jameson Trends (continued from page 1)Beach are so completely different, with the Apollo Beach area more like a corridor, and Ruskin a main street, they should be treated separately, Fernandez said. Although there is still plenty of time for property owners and other interested residents to make suggestions and give input on the plan some basic trends have already come forth during the first meetings and online survey. The survey was available from July 19 to Aug. 22 and was answered by 61 people. The graph passed out at the meeting shows that most people identified themselves as residents and not as those who owned property bordering the highway. We mailed out more than 400 notices to property owners before the original Open House held in May when we began this process, said Healey. But just a handful show up. This is the time to show your preference, he advised. Things that showed high interest in both the surveys and meetings concerning Apollo Beach were landscaping, buffers and setbacks, fencing, open storage, building location and design, and signs. Photographs of Brandons State Road 60 before and after an overlay was put into place were shown as an example of how these things can be improved using an overlay. In Ruskin, there was more interest in the uniqueness of buildings, both in preservation of old buildings and style and design of any new ones built. Preservation of Old Florida Style was high on the Ruskin list, but as Michael Peterson pointed out, What that means to one person is not what it means to another. While St. Augustine, Arcadia and Key West all are known for Old Florida Style architecture, theyre all completely different, Healey said. Since there is already a Downtown Committee working on a plan for Ruskin, and there is also a Historic Resource Committee, there is a danger if we do not get some clarity, Peterson stated. Healey pointed out that these things would be addressed as the plan moves forward. Right now, we are just trying to get the issues down that we want to address, said Fernandez. We will be taking on those issues at a later time. The next meeting, which will take place at the South Shore Library on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., will address visual preferences that came out of the survey and previous meetings. Then recommendations will be dealt with at a public meeting Oct. 25, preceding another Open House Nov. 15 (all at 6 p.m. at the library unless changed later) after which the language of the overlay will be drafted, Fernandez said. Then there will be a final public meeting before the overlay plan is sent to be voted on by County Commissioners. Fernandez explained that a lot of things people were asking to be addressed cannot be addressed in an overlay. And others cannot be addressed by anyone other than staff at the Florida Department of Transportation because U.S. 41 is a state road, governed by FDOT. Anyone can join in the planning process by attending the next meeting. Meanwhile, all details, plans and meeting highlights are available on the Web at http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/pgm/zoning/cpiongoing/ us41.cfm.

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Call 813.633.0081Absolute Surgical Specialists, PLLCServing the Southeast Hillsborough area1901 Haverford Ave., #105 (behind South Bay Hospital) Sun City Center, FL 33573 | www.absolutesurg.com Dr. Craig AmshelHolly lost over 100 lb. in 3 years. FISH TALESHow many times have you heard that we live in an area that is A Fishermans Paradise? There is now a threestory barge off the coast of Clearwater called Fishermans Paradise. This is not an ordinary barge -well it was six years ago. According to the spokesperson Ryan Nelson, this barge has become a top rated hotel for the fisherman. It not only has high class rooms, a swimming pool, a gym, and all the luxury that one would have on a top cruise ship, but it is parked where the fishing is the best. You can anchor your boat, eat the finest of food in a beautiful dining room, spend a while at the bar, and sleep in a first class room. The next morning you can fish from the barge. The barge has around 40 rooms, and Im sure there will be those in line waiting for a night or two aboard this beautiful barge. This barge will keep moving to strategic spots, where the best fishing is. What a great idea. Ill bet many of you will be spending a night in this barge hotel. Anglers this week are seeing red. Redfish will be in schools in our waterways, now through the next few months. They are in the bay as far south as the Skyway bridge, as well as both the Little Manatee and the Alafia Rivers. You may catch one per person per day from l8 inches or more than 27 inches. Trout are still schooling around the mouth of the Little Manatee River in the deeper grassy flats. A few have left the pack and are around the piers. I have seen a lot of trout catches this week. I was told that some catches were made in spotted turtle grass. Night anglers have reported many catch and release snook. This is a fish that has had a closed season ever since we had a freeze, which killed many of them. Snook season has been closed for a By Jonie Maschek Check out the Fishermans Paradise bargeseason or two, with all recreational anglers telling me that there are many of them out there and they cant understand why we still have a closed season. Now there is increased protection for permit, Florida Pompano, and African Pompano. I have been getting calls. They have two special management areas. South Florida is south of Cape Florida on the Atlantic coast. North of Cape Florida, and Cape Sable make up the other zone. African Pompano is 24 in fork length and two only per person per day. Florida pompano is 11 in fork length and six per day. Permit 22 in fork length May 1 to July 31. State and Federal waters hook and line only. Outside SPZ (special permit zone) 11 not more 22 and two per day -no closed season. Those fishing between the rain have had good catches this week. Fishing in the early morning has been the best bet, before the afternoon showers. Sheepshead have again this week been a good catch. This is a lean white meat fish which is great for those watching their diet. Silver trout have graced many tables this past week. Flounder is also a lean fish and many have been lucky with great catches of some larger than usual size. Spanish mackerel are making anglers happy this week with many anglers reeling in enough to grace their dinner tables. Freshwater anglers are enjoying catfish fried with hushpuppies and cheese grits. Largemouth bass are hungry and will take most any bait as they await your line and a shrimp in the upper waters of the Little Manatee and Alafia Rivers. You are blessed with the best fishing spot in the world; be proud of it; take care of it. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.Free boat safety inspections Every Saturday the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 [Ruskin] provides free, no-obligation vessel safety inspections for recreational boaters. These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10am until noon at Simmons Park [Ruskin] on the first and third Saturday of the month and at Williams Park [Gibsonton] on the second and fourth Saturday, also from 10am to noon. For information call 813-6456984.Cancer Concerns Group meetsJoin the Cancer Concerns Group at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue on Friday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. Registered Dietitian Shirley Allen from South Bay Hospital will advise about dining out, in the local restaurants and the latest information about nutrition. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. There will be information about health maintenance through nutrition that is valuable to you as a survivor, caregiver and general knowledge. There is no charge or reservations. For further information, please contact facilitator Hazel Martin at (813)642-9020.

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X 8 Wushu RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Goodwill donors receive free admission to the Florida Aquarium Goodwill and The Florida Aquarium are teaming up with an offer for fall. During September, each person who drops off clothing or household items at any Goodwill-Suncoast donation site will receive a coupon good for one free admission to The Florida Aquarium with each paid adult admission (up to three free tickets). The coupons are redeemable until Oct. 31. Thats a savings of up to $65.85, just for getting rid of unwanted clutter. Donations to Goodwill are especially needed in September, since donations typically drop off after school starts. The partnership between Goodwill and The Florida Aquarium is a natural, since the two nonprofit organizations are linked by their mutual commitment to the environment, which is impacted every time someone discards an item that will end up in a landfill instead of being repurposed by Goodwill.Cat Callie Callie is an adorable calico kitten that is just waiting to be brought to a forever home. She is very playful and has shown every volunteer her love of racing after cat toys, especially balls with bells, and slamming on the brake pads before coming to a screeching halt across the room. Whew! What fun. Come in and see this little racer and give her a loving forever home. Callie has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as micro chipped. Micro-chip # 067-634-068 DOB: 06/02/2011 Dog CindyCindy is a darling Terrier/Boxer mix who fell out of the back of a truck and was left lying on the road injured. A caring person stopped traffic and rescued her. After some much needed TLC, Cindy bounced right back. Cindy is a wonderful gal who has a loving personality. She will lift your spirits up and make you laugh. Not only does she thrive on human contact but she seems to like the other dogs too. Cindy has been spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: July 2, 2010. C.A.R.E. is open 10 AM to 3 PM on Tuesday Saturday. For directions visit www.CareShelter.org or call 813-645-2273. C.A.R.E. Pets of the WeekFishHawk Ranch Schools Top the Honor RollFlorida Department of Education gives community schools A ranking. All of the elementary and middle schools located in the FishHawk Ranch community have received A grades from the Florida Department of Education. FishHawk Creek Elementary School, Bevis Elementary School, Stowers Elementary School, Barrington Middle School, and Randall Middle School all received the states highest grade ranking. In addition, Bevis Elementarys individual score was also tied for first among all Hillsborough County and Florida schools. These rankings reinforce the advantages FishHawk Ranch offers children and families in the community. Education is a cornerstone to a successful, thriving community, said Rick Harcrow, senior vice president of operations for Newland Communities. Many of the schools surrounding FishHawk Ranch have received straight As for nearly a decade. According to the Florida Department of Education, grades are calculated by determining annual learning gains of each student toward achievement of Sunshine State Standards, meeting proficiency standards and reviewing the progress of the lowest quartile of students. High School grades are expected to be released in September.HCC SouthShore campus enrollment hits record levels Fall Enrollment has set a new record at HCC SouthShore, growing by nearly four percent. Enrollment has doubled since the campus opened in 2008. For the new academic year, more than 6,500 students are expected to attend classes on the campus. To meet the needs of a student body, the campus has added a Student Center, Financial Aid Processing Center, Fountain Patio, and Student Activities Pavilion. Beginning in September, the campus will be offering classes in the adjacent buildings of Lennard High School.Liberty Manor sponsors free BBQ Free BBQ on Sept. 16 from noon-2pm at Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc., 10015 N. 9th Street, Tampa Attend this fabulous event that boasts BBQ, pork, brisket, chicken, HB and hotdogs with all the trimmings. Good food, music and games. / This is a great way to kick off the weekend! Liberty Manor is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the developmental and social needs of veterans who have served our country, fought for our independence, but fallen victim to homelessness. For more information contact Connie Blaney 813-900-9422 LibertyForVets@aol.com September Friday, Sept 2 7-11PM Tony John Saturday, Sept 3 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept 9 7-11PM Taylor and Taylor Saturday, Sept 10 5-7PM Women of the Moose Dinner Saturday, Sept 11 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept 16 7-11PM Ella and JT Saturday, Sept 17 5-7PM Steak Dinner Saturday, Sept 18 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept 23 7-11PM Tone Benders Saturday, Sept 24 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Sept 30 7-11PM Calvin O October Saturday, Oct. 1 Breast Cancer Walk Saturday, Oct. 1 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Sunday, Oct. 2 Octoberfest Friday, Oct. 7 7-11PM Double Barrell Saturday, Oct. 8 5-7 PM Christmas in October Dinner Saturday, Oct. 8 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oct. 14 7-11PM Bert and Sassie Saturday, Oct. 15 5-7PM Steak Dinner Saturday, Oct 15 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oct. 21 7-11PM Top Shelf Saturday, Oct. 22 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim Friday, Oc. 28 7-11PM Southern Tide Saturday, Oct 29 7-11PM Karaoke with Kim No spaghetti til Oct. 5 Every Thursday Wings from 5-7PM Every Friday Fried, beer batter or Baked Fish 5-7PM Live Music 7-11PM Every Saturday Karaoke with Kim Mullins 7-11PM Horseshoes Ruskin Moose Lodge #813, 1212 East Shell Point Road, Ruskin All activities opened to qualified members and guest Labor Day Hours for Mary & Martha HouseThe Rose Boutique and the Thrift Store at the Mary & Martha House will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3. The Administrative office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for the Labor Day holiday. Both stores will resume their regular store hours of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 noon. The boutique opens at 9 a.m. The Mary & Martha House Inc. is a shelter for women and children in crisis, and supports emergency shelter as well as transitional housing in South Hillsborough County. For more information on volunteering or to make a donation call 6457874.The crested caracara is a state and federally protected bird of prey. A pair of the rare birds have been living and breeding undisturbed for the last four years in the Myakka City area until now. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are conducting a joint investigation and looking for information about the shooting of the male caracara and its missing mate. On Aug. 12, a concerned citizen called the nonprofit Save Our Seabirds in Sarasota to report that one of the caracaras had been shot. Lee Fox, a permitted wildlife rehabilitator and owner of Save Our Seabirds, retrieved the wounded bird and contacted the FWC to report the incident. The male caracara is recovering well, but rehabilitators say the broken wing bones sustained as a result Crested caracara shot; mate missing crested caracaraof the shooting make its release back into the wild and reunion with its monogamous mate impossible. The pair had successfully nested near Myakka City for the past four seasons. The female caracara, identifiable by her double leg bands, was part of a study conducted by Dr. James Dwyer from Virginia Tech. Caracaras are listed federally as a threatened species. The colorful birds are common to Central and South America, but in the United States they occur only in open prairie areas of central and southern Florida and parts of Texas and Arizona. Caracaras eat carrion and small vertebrates. The caracara is the national bird of Mexico. Anyone having information about the shooting of the caracara is urged to call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. Those reporting violations to Wildlife Alert may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward if their call leads to an arrest. For more information about the Wildlife Alert program, visit MyFWC.com/Wildlife Alert.

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9 Grand Re-Opening September 1, 2011 Same Great Experience! (813) 634-8888 Ext. 2 Special Interest in: Hospital Privileges at: RIVERVIEW SUN CITY CENTER 13142 Elk Mountain Dr. 819 Cypress Village Blvd. Riverview, FL 33579 Ruskin, FL 33573 813-672-8440 813-634-5858 PRIME CARE OF TAMPA BAYWhere You ALWAYS See a Doctor We care for you in our ofces, hospitals & nursing facilities Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend to help seniors with downsizing? I have been thinking about moving to a retirement community, but in order to move I need to get rid of a lot of my stuff. I have a four bedroom house as well as an attic and basement that are full. Any tips would be appreciated. Overwhelmed Senior Dear Overwhelmed, The process of weeding through a house full of stuff and parting with old possessions can be difficult and overwhelming for many seniors. Most people in your situation start the downsizing process by giving their unused possessions to their kids or grandkids, which you can do up to $13,000 per person per year before youre required to file a federal gift tax return, using IRS Form 709. Beyond that, here are a few extra tips and services that may help you. Downsizing for Dollars Selling your stuff is one way you can downsize and pad your pocketbook at the same time. If youre willing, have the time and access to the Internet, online selling at sites like Craigslist and eBay is the best way to make top dollar. Craigslist. org is a huge classified ads site that lets you sell your stuff for free. And eBay.com lets you conduct your own online auction for a small listBy Jim Miller ing fee, and if it sells, 9 percent of the sale price, up to $100. Or, if you dont want to do the selling yourself you can get help from an eBay trading assistant who will do everything for you. They typically charge between 33 and 40 percent of the selling price. Go to ebaytradingassistant.com to search for trading assistants in your area. Some other popular selling options are consignment shops, garage sales and estate sales. Consignment shops are good for selling old clothing, household furnishings and decorative items. You typically get half of the final sale price. Garage sales are another option, or you could hire an estate sale company to come in and sell your items. Some companies will even pick up your stuff and sell them at their own location they usually take around 50 percent of the profits. Donate It If you itemize on your tax returns, donating your belongings is another way to downsize and get a tax deduction. Goodwill (goodwill.org, 800-741-0186) and the Salvation Army (satruck.org, 800728-7825) are two big charitable organizations that will come to your house and pick up your donations. If your deduction exceeds $500, youll need to file Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions. Youll also need a receipt from the organization for every batch of items you donate. And be sure you keep an itemized list of donated items. See IRS Publication 526 (www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/ p526.pdf) for more information. Disposal Services If you have a lot of junk you want to get rid of, contact your municipal trash service to see if they provide bulk curbside pickup services. Or, depending on where you live, you could hire a company like 1-800-Got-Junk (1800gotjunk. com, 800-468-5865) or Junk-King (junk-king.com, 800-995-5865) to come in and haul it off for a moderate fee. Another good option is Bagster by Waste Management (thebagster.com, 877-789-2247). With this service, you buy the bag (it measures 8 feet by 4 feet by 2.5 feet) at your local home-improvement store like Lowes or Home Depot for around $30. Fill it to a limit of 3,300 pounds and schedule a pickup which costs between $80 up to $205 depending on your location. Get Help You can also hire a professional senior move manager to do the entire job for you. These are organizers who will sort through your stuff and arrange for the disposal through an estate sale, donations or consignment. Costs for these services usually range between $1,000 and $5,000. See nasmm. com or call 877-606-2766 to search for a senior move manager in your area. Or, you can hire a professional organizer through the National Association of Professional Organizers at napo.net. 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. Downsizing solutions The Screw PineContrary to the name, the screw pine tree is actually not a pine tree at all but a member of the palm family. I first came upon this species of flora on the beautiful island of Bermuda while roaming the grounds of a water side resort. We stopped to take a photograph in a shady spot and realized we were standing under a giant tree that was as tall as it was wide. The root system immediately caught my eye because it was rooted in several places, making it ideal for climbing. However, I contained my urge to climb through the branches and instead photographed a funny looking bulb that was hanging from several of the limbs. Although the bulb may be identified as a fruit these items are very fibrous but edible; the meat of the bulb can be cooked or eaten raw. They do look closely related to the pineapple because of the indents on the bulb, and are sometimes used in exotic flower displays to give the arrangement texture. Originating from Madagascar, this tropical tree can be found all over in warm environments. This plant craves full sun and can survive in all different types of soil, making it a robust species. They are not recommended for use in traditional landscaping because the leaves fall at will and are messy, and they seed very easily. However, the fiber from the leaves have been used for weaving because of its strength and can be used for clothing or even sails. Saturation Point by Karey Burek GOSPEL CONCERT sponsored by FGMAFriday, Sept. 2 7 p.m.Wimauma Convention Center For RV Camping: Contact the For Lodging: Contact Comfort Inn Make plans now to attend Labor Day weekend!$5 donation at the door plus a love offering at each evening concertFor more information, call (407) 788-6556 or visit our website at www.fgma.org 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 6 p.m.Featuring: The Pickerings, Pure Heart, The Vanderveens, The Accords, The Reectsons, The Padgetts, One Heart, Harper Brothers, Great Day, Hope Street, The Duncans, New Day, Shirley Bradner, New Tradition, Buddy & Esther Liles, Sunny South Trio, plus many more artists (artists subject to change).

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We dream of taking a book to the hammock or cooling off in a movie theater watching Cowboys and Aliens with a tub of buttered popcorn and some Jujubees. After all, this is Labor Day. First observed in 1882 in Boston, this day became a federal holiday in 1894 following the deaths of several workers at the hands of the US military during the Pullman Strike. President Grover Cleveland thought reconciling with the labor parties would ensure him a reelection. It didnt. But it gave us a great end-of-summer long weekend! Originally, there were street parades to show the people the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations. This was followed by a festival for the workers and their families. By: Dana Dittmar, Executive Director By Dana Dittmar Politicians made speeches, especially in election years. And women were told they could no longer wear white until spring. When scandal and corruption hit the labor unions and they searched high and low for Jimmy Hoffas body, we saw less and less of the power demonstrations and more and more of the backyard barbeques. We also saw less and less of the praise for and celebration of the working class. In the evolution of the holiday, we seem to have forgotten the significance of the day. Ironically, most of us end up spending our three-day respite from work doingwork! We mob the Home Depots and gardening stores and spend the long weekend painting living rooms and planting palm trees. As much as I would like to sleep in and work crossword puzzles on Saturday, Ill be helping office manager Kristy get moved into her new home. On Sunday, Ill be unpacking some more boxes at my new condo, painting a couple more walls and hanging the new headboard in the bedroom. This is not what the founders of Labor Day had in mind. So this year, I vow to observe Monday, the actual Labor Day, the way it should be observed: by doing absolutely NO WORK. No taking the trash out, no making the beds, no laundry, no balancing the checkbook. Monday I will honor the working folks and remember what this hard-fought day is really all about. I will sleep in, read my growing stack of magazines, send a few emails to family out of state, watch whatever TiVo recorded and go out for a nice dinner. In other words, I will have a real day off! I encourage you to do the same. You, Me and BusinessAdult Program/Event Highlights September 1 to 7 A Call To All Adult Artists for the John Crawford Art Education Studio The John Crawford Advisory Board is looking for artists (painting or drawing) to display their work in the Crawford Studio. Applications are available for juried shows during the months of May/June; or September/October; or November/December 2012. 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12 Since then, the Andersons grocery bill has declined significantly. The one thing they have spent money on, however, is a new freezer purchased from Craigslist. They needed it to store what they see as perfectly good food, but what their local grocery store sees as trash. In less than two weeks, the new freezer has been filled with everything from London Broil steaks to frozen chickens and packaged pork and beef ribs. The haul has been so large that theyve become picky in taking only the better cuts of meat and the leanest hamburger. On one day alone, they left behind 20 pounds of still-frozen 80 percent lean hamburger, choosing to only take the hamburger that was 97 percent lean. They also left behind more than a dozen packages of hotdogs, all still cold. Something new surprises us each day, Margie said of their discovery. At first it was the immense wastefulness. Think about it. It took time and money and effort for farmers to raise the livestock. It costs money to butcher animals. It cost money to package meat and deliver [it] to stores and stock the shelves. And then it gets dumped. Ron and Margie Anderson are not what anyone would consider run-of-the-mill dumpster divers. In fact, they arent even diving into a dumpster, they are merely taking the products from the top products that are still cold and havent been contaminated by other trash. They are educated, professional and well known in their community. While they are appalled by the wastefulness of what they are seeing, they are also thankful for the abundance theyve been given. They are trying to come up with a way to share what they have reclaimed with others, at least those who may be willing to eat food that was once considered trash. We want to just be quiet and discreet and behind the scenes, Margie said. Were not looking to become activists and confront grocery stores on their wastefulness or join other dumpster diver groups; we just want to quietly do our part to share our abundance. Ron and Margie have shared their story on the condition that their real names are not used, nor should the city they live in be identified, nor should their grocery store be named. It is, however, part of a national chain of grocery stores. We have our own code [of honor], Margie said. We dont leave a mess, and if there is a mess, we clean it up. We close the dumpster door. We only take what we eat and can use. And we set stuff aside for easy reach for the homeless people that live in the woods there are several micro-communities that we know about. Except for construction sites primarily, there are typically no laws against climbing into a dumpster, apart from, possibly, trespassing. Even that, however, is somewhat murky as trash may be considered abandoned property. It is no different than the trashcan you leave for pickup in your driveway. By and large, law enforcement agencies dont need to obtain a search warrant to go through your trash, even though it is your trashcan, sitting on your boulevard. Grocery stores have every right to request that people stay out of Dumpster diving (continued from page 1)their dumpsters. In the absence of a No Trespassing sign, however, that may require an employee to make the request. Upon reading Internet message boards dedicated to dumpster diving, most of those Two photos that reveal the extent of the food Ron and Margie Anderson have reclaimed from the dumpster of a large grocery store. All of the food was still cold and none of it was past the expiration date. See DUMPSTER DIVING, page 15who do it say that law enforcement officers will at most ask a person to leave. For a variety of reasons, from the potential liability should someone get injured by a dumpster, to someone getting sick from eating discarded food, to simply losing a few customers, grocery stores are not fond of the practice and some have taken steps to eliminate it. Several South County grocery stores have also taken steps to eliminate the waste involved. Publix Super Markets use a trash compacting system rather than dumpsters. Trash compactors are always closed and secured unless they are being emptied. According to Shannon Patten of Publix, secured and locked compactors are in use at 95 percent of their stores, including all South Hillsborough stores. Publix has also taken steps to address wasting food that simply may no longer meet their standards as products for sale. As far as our products that have reached (or are near) their expiration date, we have partnerships with the local food banks and donate many of our perishable items to those in need within our communities, Patten said. Last year, Publix began a partnership with Feeding America, the nations leading domestic hunger-relief charity. As the economy slowed over the last few years, donations to food banks also slowed just when the need was greatest. After assessing the situation, many food banks began to consider other strategies for how they could increase donations. Feeding America, and its affiliated food banks, realized they could increase what they offer to the hungry by transporting and storing refrigerated food. Instead of disposing of certain items, like luncheon meats, cheese, ground beef, dairy items, and produce that have reached their sell-by dates, Publix can now donate them to certain food banks.

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14 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 Sun City Center Coins & Collectibles Buying All Types of Coins & Currency Your LOCAL Dealer for 22 years!Paying 23 times or more per face on Silver Coins depending on market!For a convenient appointment at your home or bank, please call J.R. Rose, Ret. U.S. Army, Numismatic Trader at813-503-4189 or 813-634-3816 Cuba TodayPART 4 IN A SERIES Those natives get their food stuffs in local markets, buildings designated for the purpose where butchered cuts of meats -lamb, port, chicken -are stacked on wooden counters. There is no refrigeration. But then, too, there is no additional charge for the extra black fly protein provided by the swarms hovering over the meat. In fact, smart flies can vary their diet by zipping into a neighboring building where fruits and vegetables are similarly arrayed, again without any cooling mechanisms. Of course, for a thrifty American living in the old city, what this market arrangement lacks in environmental sanitation might be balanced by the economical budget. An entire leg of lamb, for instance, probably could be had for considerably less than the price of a three -pound beef sirloin at Publix. But, then the problem for the inner city dweller might be what to do with it at home without adequate refrigeration or cooking appliances. Agriculture crippled Cubas agricultural production under communism seems to have been strangled. The island nation now imports about 80 percent of its food, some of it from the U.S. under specific trade agreements. Rural roadways outside Havana disclose no herds of grazing cattle on the rolling grasslands. Few horses are seen outside the city. No hog pens are in sight. Only occasionally a few chickens are spotted. Ex-patriots complain that poor farming management under Castros communism depleted the vigor of the land, wearing it out for useful crop production. Perhaps this is among the reasons tour groups of diners visiting restaurants both in and outside the city often are served the same meal repeatedly. Another may be that it is more economical in terms of time, money, ingredients and personnel to prepare large quantities of the same dishes in the government-owned and operated restaurant kitchens. Still another may be that the meal apparently is considered classically Cuban. Eating Cuban Regardless of the motivations, when part of a group taken to be tourists, I was served the very same four courses with little option for variation day after day, in both public dining rooms and private homes. The meal began with a glass of a soft red wine a real Sangria in one instance or, upon diner insistence, cerveza in a can (cold Cuban beer) or cold bottled water. This was followed by a small salad of shredded lettuce, possibly with a little shredded carrot added, and a piece or two of anemic tomato. The third course became substantial with mounds of fluffy white rice and thick black bean soup to the side of a roasted, fried or grilled meat entre usually pork, sometimes chicken and perhaps even a little fried plantain. The meal then was finished with really sweet, creamy and cold ice creams in varied fruit flavors and, naturally, a cup of strong Cuban coffee. Filling and not unpleasant, the meal essentially was the same whether at El Aljibe in Miramar or at Divina Pastora across the channel near Havanas famed fort in the El Morro Castle or at La Ferminia in the upscale Flores neighborhood. None of these, of course, are frequented by Habanans living in the old city. While Fidel Castro reportedly has dined with his party at La Ferminia situated in a restored colonial mansion, his countrymen by the thousands know the dining venues so popular on tour itineraries by name only. Nor, I suspect, do natives in the old city have any firsthand experience with most of the menu items. My most delectable, more varied meals beyond Nacionals breakfast, though, I enjoyed with native Cubans who steered me to their haunts in the old city, ordering for me from menus detailed solely in Cuban. I did not think about the open meat market although, ultimately, I may have eaten from its counters. I know I would have found none of it on my own. 2011 Melody Jameson Next: Theres more to Cuba than Havana Members of the South County League of Women Voters unit will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, in the computer room at the SouthShore Regional Library on 19th Avenue at Beth Shields Blvd. League unit membership is open to both women and men who are interested in encouraging public education about government. Visitors at unit meetings are welcome. South County League of Women Voters to meetIf meat is on the menu in the households of Old Havana's residents, they probably will have bought it from this open market building in the Old City. Located near a fruits and vegetables market building for almost-one-stop-shopping convenience, the meat counter usually offers lamb, pork and sometimes chicken, piled on paper or The per-pound prices, however, probably would delight any American supermarket shopper. (continued from page 1) Historic "Nacional's" lobby, resplendent with polished tiles in Moorish designs, lacquered, dark woods and uniformed waiting concierges, hosts hundreds of visiting tourists every day, but it is foreign territory for many of Old Havana's citizens who have never in their lifetimes crossed its thresholds.

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16 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 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. SCC prison volunteers Sharon Klassey and Nancy Williams, far left, presented certificates to the lady inmates of Hillsborough Correctional Institution who were in their "Fruit of the Spirit" class. This class utilized singing, original art, creative writing, drama and dance to share about love, joy, peace and the other spiritual "fruit." The presentation was given to inmates, volunteers and administrative staff. On hand for the performance was Chaplain Rex Henry, far right. Previously trained mentors will meet with Chaplain Henry from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 for updated training and regulations. The coordinator for this training is Sharon Whiddon, volunteer chaplain at the prison and chairman of Prince of Peace Prison Ministry in SCC. For more information, call Sharon at 385-5492. Prison volunteers present awards Gospel concertNorthgate Baptist Church at 1301 W. Linebaugh Ave. in Tampa will be hosting a Three Plus One anniversary concert on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. There will be additional performances by King's Messengers Quartet Reunion and Gospel Truth Quartet. For more information call 813988-6923 or 933-6741.Love gospel music?The Florida Gospel Music Association Annual Convention will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4 at the Wimauma Convention Center. The schedule is Friday, 7 pm; Saturday, 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 6 p.m. Artists attending include: The Pickerings, The Vanderveens, The Accords, Pure Heart, The Reflections and many more. For more information call 407-788-6556 or go to the web site www. fgma.org .Voice of the Faithful resumesThe Tampa Bay Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful (9 Years), ending summer vacation, will resume meetings on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 1:30-3:30, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 16550 South U.S. Hwy 301, Wimauma. Featured will be report and analysis on American Catholic Council Conference in Detroit attended by 2,000 people. All interested people are welcome, bring a friend. Free. For information, 634-9904 or larry_ vaughan@comcast.com Area Places of WorshipLabor of Love is lesson topicLabors of Love will be presented by inspirational speaker and licensed Unity teacher candidate, Toby Isaacson at 10:30 am, Sept. 4, 2011, at Unity in Brandons morning worship service. In celebration of our nations Labor Day holiday, lets recall how this holiday came into existence, how we live out this special day, and how we live out our ordinary days, as well. Youll find a whole new meaning to the idea of Labor Day. Come hear how each of us can see this day or any day as A Day Off, or A Day On! Unity in Brandon is located at 129 N. Moon Ave., Brandon. For more information go to the web site www.unityinbrandon.org or call 813-263-6155. Toby Isaacson New members in the front row are: Helen Schwartz, Arthella Fritz, Saundra Manin, Rachel Spotts. Pictured in the back row are: Harold and Peggy Fisher (sponsors), Martin Schwartz (new member). Ron Fritz (new member), Ruth Lehners, Marie Schick, Jean Simonsen and Martin Lehners(sponsors) and Pastor Stiller. The Redeemer Lutheran Church is located on the corner of SR 674 and Valley Forge. Church Services are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Holy Communion is held on the first and third weekends. Bible Study is at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Six new members welcomed at Redeemer Lutheran ChurchMy everlasting thanks to all that helped my wife, Pat Fleming, during her battle with cancer. To LifePath hospice, I am eternally in debt. Thank you nurse Judy, Sarah McGill and hospice volunteers. A very and heartfelt thank you to Concepcion (Connie) Behren NA, who made Pats last days easier and more comfortable. Your love showed through tender for Pat. The love showed Pat by our neighbors, Margaret Osborne, Maxie Haney, Betty Eppich, Tom and Mary Mallak and Olive Daugherty can never be measured in this world. God Bless you all, Phil FlemingThank You It was one year ago, August 1, 2010, that Dr. Warren Langer and his wife Karen decided to do something about their weight. They never expected the real impact would be Optimal Health. By October 30 Dr. Langer had lost 65 pounds and Karen had lost 45. Dr. Langers waist shrunk from 48 to 35. And both of them were able to reduce their dependency on their weight related prescriptions. As Senior Pastor of Sun City Center United Methodist Church, people in his congregation were amazed by the transformation and asked how they could achieve the same results. As many clients often do, Dr. Langer became a coach for Take Shape for Life to pay what he learned forward. Nine months later he has helped over 70 members lose over 3500 pounds. More importantly because of their weight loss his clients were able to reduce their dependency on 98 weight related prescriptions. When asked, Dr. Langer said the most rewarding part of helping clients create health in their lives was the personal perspective they had about themselves during the journey. His clients had a whole new self-confidence and pride. One of his clients had refused to leave her home because she was embarrassed how heavy she had become. Now it is hard to find her at home. The ultimate reward for a health coach is knowing the work you are doing is helping someone feel good about themselves for the very first time in their lives. According to Dr. Langer Take Shape for Life is not a diet program but a program that empowers others to understand and take control of their health. While most diets focus on weight loss, their focus is creating long term sustainable health. In addition, diets are designed to fix bodies. Take Shape For Life has the nutritional program to achieve significant weight loss, clients lose up to 2 to 5 lbs per week results may vary, but it also has a structured program to fix the most important part of long term success; the mind. When you spend many years living with an unhealthy mind, you must learn to think as a healthy person. The best part is you have a FREE Health Coach who has been through the process and will support and guide you through the entire journey to Optimal Health. Through his example, twelve of his clients have been so moved they have stepped up to help fight the epidemic of obesity our country faces. He said he never imagined a year ago that his ministry would have such a positive effect on so many people. Not only has he helped improve the quality of life for so many people in the Sun City Center area, but through referrals he has helped his clients friends and family members get healthy in four different states. For additional information you can go to www.tsfl.com. Or, if you would like to have Dr Langer, or one of his local health coaches, support you, he can be contacted at 813846-5844. His personal Take Shape For Life website is www.Icansucceed.TSFL.com. 70 Members lose over 3500 pounds

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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. 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 Roger Martin Roger Martin, 67, formerly of Ruskin, FL, passed away at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills on Monday, August 22, 2011 after losing his battle with cancer. Roger was born April 23, 1944 in Marion, VA where he lived until joining the Navy, where he served for 4 years. Roger then lived in Massachusetts until moving to Florida in 1978 where he continued construction work before becoming a prototype craftsman for Wellcraft. Roger is survived by his 5 children; Kim Wong of Bradenton; Kerri Myers of Mt. Airy, NC; Roger, Jr of Modesto, CA; Karen Yeatman of Odessa; and Tammy Bird of Westminister, CO as well as 15 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Peggy McKinon of Marion, VA and Wanda Thomas of Kernersville, NC. Due to Roger donating his body to cancer research, there will be no immediate services. Upon return of his remains, a memorial will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Chula Vista Clubhouse; Chula Vista Landings off Gulf City Road, Ruskin, FL from 11am 2pm. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Gulfside Regional Hospice, 5760 Dean Dairy Rd, Zephyrhills, FL 33542.One Good Samaritan helps anotherBecca Butner, (center) youth liturgist for NCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services) is shown presenting checks totaling $2112 to Theresa and Rev. Bill Cruz, Executive Directors of the Good Samaritan Mission. The donations were from the love offerings for July. Rev. Cruz said, We would like to thank NCWS for their tender loving kindness toward our ministry, toward what we do, and for believing in us. Becca said, Its a real blessing to assist my grandparents and to see the impact the all volunteer itinerate ministry is making on the community. For more information regarding NCWS, call Jim Butner at 634-3114. Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Saint Anne RemembersThe Saint Anne Council #7210 of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a special Mass on Sunday, Sep. 11, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 by celebrating the memory of all those who passed away and honoring all our heroes. Participating will be local Military, Veterans, Fire Fighters, Law Enforcement, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. The Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. followed by a short ceremony in the courtyard to dedicate the new Saint Anne Catholic Church flagpole. The activities will conclude with a brunch in the Saint Joachim Hall. All past and current military, law enforcement, fire department, and other first responder members are encouraged to attend in uniform. The Memorial Service will take place at Saint Anne Church, Route 41, Ruskin. A women's interdenominational Bible study is held each Monday, 9:30-11a.m. in Creason Hall, United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, 1210 W Del Webb Blvd. This is an in-depth study, music, prayer and fellowship. For more information, call 813633-9083.Womans Bible studyWhen Marino Marini was a young man, he fashioned in bronze the first in a series of a man on a horse. The rider appears happy and hopeful. But as Marini grew older, the riders appear less confident and less cheerful. Reflecting on the changes, the artist said, If you look at my statues of the last 12 years, youll notice that the feeling of panic increased. In every figure, I tried to express a deepening sense of enslavement by uncontrollable forces. But God wants you to trust, not tremble; to be victors, not victims. He makes us victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord. Visit us at: www.TheSower.com Alejandro Martinez Alejandro Martinez known as Alex was born in Goliad, Texas on April 12, 1940. He died on August 20, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; two daughters, Sandy Valencia and Loretta Ruiz; one grandson, Miguel Angel Ruiz; four sisters, Eva Serrno, Maria Elna Delgado, Christina Maldono, Paula Hernandez; and four brothers, Guadalupe, Adam, Juan and Santo Martinez and many nephews and nieces.Obituaries

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 20 THE SHOPPER 611 HOUSES FOR RENT PROF SER VICES650 SER VICES700 Ruskin 3br/1ba house, screened porch on quiet street. Waterfront. Fish off the dock. No smoking, no pets. References please. $450 biweekly $450 security deposit. 813-363-6001.55+ Community Spacious 1br/1ba unfurnished, en closed patio, w/ carport. Includes yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 612 APTS. FOR RENTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, wash er /dryer hookup. $695 monthly plus deposit, water & lawn service included, 813-244-1676 Apollo Beach. Large 1br/1ba. Remod laundry/ storage room, carport. $650 monthly. Hall 813-645-6985 613 CONDOS FOR RENTApollo Beach, one bedroom, 1 bath. Refrigerator, range. Available now. 813645-4145 or 813-642-0681 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 620 ROOMS FOR RENTWimauma, furnished room, country setting. Water, electric, cable & TV included. $110 weekly. No drugs or alcohol. Background check. Must see to appreciate. 813-503-4592630 M.H. RENT ALSTwo bedroom $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 2br/1ba trailer. One block from Little Manatee River & boat ramp. Fenced private lot. $600 monthly plus security. No pets. 813-310-1888 or 813-671-8044 Riverhouse 3br/1ba, Little Manatee River. Fish off dock, boat lift. Ruskin. No pets. $950 monthly. $500 security. 813-310-1888 or 813-671-8044 630 M.H. RENT ALSFor Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086Move in special (2 week free). Newly renovated MHP. Several homes ready. $155 weekly. L&N MHP, Gibsonton. 813-684-9708 or 813-245-7425 Mobile homes & RV lots for rent. Mobile homes for sale. E-Z terms. Eastwood Estates Mobile Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather 813-677-5726 2br/1ba on 1/2 acre near Sun City Center. $140 weekly plus deposit. Water, sewer, garbage, electric included. AC extra. 813-335-2877 3br/2ba doublewide, large porch, private acre lot. Near I-75 & SR 674. 813-6454708 or 813-892-5802 646 W AREHOUSE SP ACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooks Next training class September 10 Pro-advisor & POS. Full bookkeeping services Tutoring/ software issues/ Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net. www.theasquickbookkeeping.com653 COLLECTIONSCollections: Rents, notes, private mortgages, child support. Florian Beles 813-684-4100 676 CARPET AND TILEMannys Carpet Cleaning Professional steam cleaning. Get 3 rooms deep cleaning for only $60. No hidden charges. 813-358-3876. Licensed/ insured.680 ADULT/CHILD CARECaregiver/Companion Quality care for your loved one. References upon request. Please call 813-641-9012 Senior Home Companions, Inc.For Seniors by Active Seniors Call for FREE In-Home Consultation813-980-3408www.SeniorHomeCompanions.comLic. #232146 Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently and comfortably by supporting you with active senior caregivers who are understanding and trustworthy. 20 YEARS of SERVICE 705 CLEANINGRons Cleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean710 LAWN CAREBills Lawn Service Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840FloraScapes Professional maintenance company serving all your landscaping needs. Residential & commercial. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, SCC, Riverview. Li censed /insured. 813-333-3688M & C Mower Repair. Parts & service. Authorized warranty center. Commercial & residential. Open 7days, 8:30am-6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226. Pickup & delivery 714 TREE REMOVALProfessional Tree & Landscaping. Sales: trimming, remov als, popcorn curbing, stump grinding, clearing, hauling. Fill dirt/ top soil/ rock/ mulch. We barter for items of value. Free estimate. Call Paul 813634-6041 or 813-751-9691715 FILL DIRT/HAULINGMyers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Cul vert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. Pittman Trucking & Tractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep 813-645-1883 716 CONCRETEConcrete Finishing Patios, driveways, sidewalks. Licensed & insured. Call Steve Sim 735 TRANSPORT A TIONAt Your Service Transportation to Tampa airport /charters /cruise ship. Excellent prices. Licensed/ insured. Call Express Transportation 813-731-9283 for rates740 MISC. SER VICESIn Your Home Pet Care 813-767-7225. Affordable, licensed, bonded, insured. References avail able. email: olivertort@aol.com Oliver & Company Seawall Repairs also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Heck er Construction Co. 813-236-9306E-MAIL 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. 691 HELPING SER VICEFeel the need to be Pampered!! Hand/ foot massage. Get the sensation Well trained & qualified HHA/ caregiving. Janice 813-333-8405 RENTAL: RUSKIN POOL HOUSE, unfurnished 2BR+Den-Office/2.5BA, inside utility, garage, new screened pool, and access to canal in backyard. Home has new kitchen, new wood floors, new windows, new CHA. $1,050/month + deposit. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CUTE RUSKIN CONCRETE BLOCK HOUSE, A BLOCK FROM RIVER: 2BR/1BA, carport, utility-rm, newer metal roof, on deep lot with shed. Peaceful area close to everything. $64,900. Adjacent lot for sale for only $20,000! CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AFFORDABLE MOBILE-HOME: Perfect starter/winter home on nice own lot, no association fees, no flood insurance needed. 2BR/1BA furnished, large enclosed lanai, screen porch, carport and shed. $30,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 ANOTHER GREAT MOBILE-HOME ON LARGE LOT: 2BR/2BA split plan, huge air-conditioned addition, inside utility, 2-car-carport and large tool/storage shed. Almost acre lot with beautiful fruit trees. $46,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 INVEST NOW, BUILD LATER! Great location on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house amid huge oak trees, but value is in the land. 2.1 acres with SMU6 land use. Multiple possibilities. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 COMMERCIAL SITE located close to Hwy. 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 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 SUPER 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. $124,500. 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 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY. 41 w/easy access to I-75 pole barn w/bath & small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. Approx.. 45 usable acres. Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed. Reduced to $999,000 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 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 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 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 NEW LISTING! 2BR/1.5BA waterfront condo with a deepwater boat slip. Special features include: a nice Florida room with glass enclosure, hardwood floors in the living room, carpet in bedrooms, eat-in kitchen and more! $79,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program." CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS.........645-3211Celebrating 87 Years 1924 2011BANKERS, NOT LAND HOLDERS. Bank not interested in being land owner has just listed repossessed property at appraised value and is looking for offers. 2+ acres for $35,000 and 14+ acres for $155,000. Check out development potential, be ready for recovery. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 DO NOT CALL TO SEE this condo if you love having a yard to mow or a garden plot to plow. The outside maintenance of lush green grass, numerous tropical plants, pool, and clubhouse is all taken care of with this great 2BR plus den/office/TV room. Fireplace, central vac, loft, extra storage. $119,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 BUILD TO SUIT your needs and wants. Hard to beat a brand new house that you have designed yourself. So put your pencil to the planning paper and create a dream home for this lot in Apollo Beach priced to sell. $18,500 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 INCOME OR HOMESTEAD OR BOTH. Rent out both sides of this duplex on small canal OR live in one side and rent the other OR bring your extended family. 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA recently refreshed stilt with balconies and panoramic views of bay and inlet. $159,900 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRIME LOCATION ON HIGHWAY 41!! This property has 200 ft on US 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! Price reduced to $474,500!! CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 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 DELIGHTFUL 4BR/2BA home in desirable Bloomingdale community. Great room and split bedroom plan, light bright eat-in kitchen, large screened backporch overlooking conservation area, two car garage, grandfather oak shaded front yard and the list goes on. A must see! Reduced to $155,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. FOURTEEN ACRES with permitted deep well, greenbelted for reduced taxes and currently used as fish farm but owner will consider adapting for other uses. Beautifully maintained $395,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! The Observer News will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 ads will move to Friday, Sept. 2 at 4pm. for the Sept. 8th edition

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Tues., Sept. 13 Surviving in The Health Care System Tues., Sept. 13 2:30-4 p.m. COPD Support Group Thurs., Sept. 15 2:30-3:30 p.m. Low Vision Support Group: Tues., Sept. 20 2-3:30 p.m WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL! The Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival will return, on a new weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, 2011 at E.G.Simmons County Park in Ruskin. Watch for updates in the next few months or follow the feed on Facebook. The Festival committee is looking for a few more volunteers to help put on another great festival. If you liked the festival in the past, please consider joining the little band to really make this years festival the very best yet! Contact the festival chair, Frank Cummings, at 813363-8071 or email ruskintomatofestival@verizon.net for more information. There is also space available for more vendors. Area businesses are encouraged to consider becoming a sponsor to help make this festival the best it can be. Proceeds earned from these festivals help fund local causes and promote community projects. Information on these opportunities and more can be found on the festival webpage: www.ruskintomatofestival.org The Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival is a project of the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc., a community non-profit in Ruskin. The RCDF has been involved in many projects in the area for nearly two decades, including the Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center, the boardwalk in Commongood Park, assisted in starting the restoration of Marsh Creek plus several other cleanup and enhancement projects. The most recent project is the Firehouse Cultural Center which is being developed in the old firehouse in Ruskin. More information is available at the website: www.ruskinfoundation.org. Tomato and Heritage Festival needs volunteers and vendors Genealogical Society resumes luncheonsThe South Bay Genealogical Society resumes its luncheon meetings at noon on Sept. 20. This meeting will be held at the SouthShore Regional Library and will feature Don Churchill, speaking on the Day of the Dead. a Native American traditions. This meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. Golden Anniversary Luncheon, following a noon luncheon at the SouthShore Regional Library. Reservations for the luncheon ($13) are required by Sept. 14 by calling Beth Clarke at 642-9329. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meetings, as well as workshops and Seminars, to assist those tracing their family history. Membership is open to all South County residents who have an interest in genealogy. By JEAN STEZLAND Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education and Outreach A happy and fulfilling retirement means different things to different people. Once you determine what will give you peace of mind in retirement, its important to know how you can get there financially. AARP can help you get started with 10 simple (and fun) tips. Step 1: Define Your RetirementWrite down your top five goals for retirement. Keep a scrapbook or start a journal but be practical to rule out unnecessary expenses. Step 2: Take Stock of Your AssetsWrite down how much you bring home each month, how much you have in the bank and how much you have in your retirement account. Then take the time to list all of your hobbies and skills many can be turned into real income. Visit www.aarp.org/work/jobhunting/info-06-2009/recareer ing_transferable_skills.html. Step 3: Evaluate Your Health NowSchedule your checkups and preventive exams now, from the annual physical to the teeth clean-Ten tips to help you get ready for retirementing. Commit (or re-commit) to eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep and staying mentally sharp with brain games, puzzles and books. Step 4: Determine When to Collect Social Security The longer you wait to claim Social Security, the greater the benefit for you and your family. AARPs Social Security Benefits Calculator will show you when best to claim: www.aarp.org/socialsecuritybenefits Step 5: Network through Social Media and Other MeansInclude a networking strategy in your retirement plan. It may involve joining a community book club you discovered via Facebook or starting a morning meet-up group at a local coffee shop to discuss ideas with other soon-to-be retirees. Step 6: Decide How Much You Want (or Need) to WorkWeigh the pros and cons of working including how many hours per week now. The sooner you get comfortable with this decision, the more secure you will be in your retirement planning. Visit www.aarp.org/jobs. Step 7: Create a Retirement BudgetCreate a retirement budget and do a financial checkup of your investments. The AARP Retirement Calculator can help: www. aarp.org/retirementcalculator. Additional resources are available at www.aarp.org/financialfreedom. Step 8: Find New Ways to Cut Your Expenses (and Start Saving More)Saving more now will always make you better prepared for retirement. Start by listing your bills and then figure out ways to trim them. Another strategy that works for many people: pay off your smallest debts first, regardless of interest rate, which can give you a sense of accomplishment. Visit www.aarp.org/money/creditloans-debt/info-09-2010/control ling-debt-and-finances.html. Step 9: Prepare For the UnexpectedTake time to consider how youd pay for minor issues, like a roof leak, to serious ones, like a grave illness. Discuss the big issues with your family or those closest to you. Visit http://www.aarp.org/ decide. Also check all your insurance policies to make sure they are adequate. Step 10: Stick to Your Plan Joining AARPs online community will connect you with others going through the same life changes for support and networking. Log onto www.aarp.org/online_community.Painkillers such as ibuprofen, naxopren and celecoxib provide needed relief for many patients who have chronic pain. But an ongoing source of contention is whether those drugs and others in their class known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are linked to harmful health effects. Now a new study from the University of Florida raises the concern about potential risks to a higher degree than before, finding a doubling of deaths from heart attack, stroke and related events among people who have both hypertension and coronary artery disease and use the drugs long term. The findings, based on data from the international INVEST clinical study of hypertension therapies, are published in the current issue of The American Journal of Medicine. It does strengthen our practice recommendations, said lead author Anthony A. Bavry, M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine in the UF College of Medicines department of medicine. Physicians already discourage the use of NSAIDs among the elderly and after heart attacks, on the basis of several studies showing that the drugs are linked with a higher risk of stroke and heart attack. But the UF researchers, including senior author Carl J. Pepine, M.D., a professor of cardiovascular medicine in the UF College of University of Florida study strengthens concerns about long-term use of certain painkillersMedicine, advise patients to talk to their doctors before stopping use of prescribed treatments. Its a tricky issue, because NSAIDs are useful for relieving pain, and that is much of what we do in medicine -alleviate pain and suffering, said Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of cardiology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, who recently published findings that NSAIDs are linked to a higher risk of stroke. Unfortunately, most medications have some potential side effects, and its important to know what those might be. Bhatt was not involved in the UF study. Patients who have both high blood pressure and coronary artery disease are generally put on aspirin, a unique type of NSAID, to reduce their risk of a heart attack. Physicians are concerned that giving those patients other NSAIDs for pain relief could cancel out aspirins beneficial effects and raise the risk of negative cardiovascular effects. The UF research team took advantage of the availability of INVEST study data from 882 chronic NSAID users and almost 22,000 intermittent or nonusers to try to settle the question. They looked at patients who reported using NSAIDs over an average of about three years, to see whether there was an increase in adverse events or cardiovascular-related death compared with patients who did not use those pain medicines long term. The risk of death from cardiovascular causes was 2.3 times higher among patients who chronically used the drugs than among other patients. NSAIDs are thought to act in a variety of ways to increase cardiovascular risk. They are thought to prevent aspirins protective anti-clotting effect by preventing the aspirin from binding properly to platelets in the blood. Some NSAIDs might also increase bleeding risk. In addition, NSAIDs raise blood pressure, thus potentially raising the risk of heart attack and stroke. Some NSAIDs have already been removed from the market because of concerns about an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke. While randomized clinical trials are still needed to definitively show a link between NSAIDS and cardiovascular effects, the current study is only the latest in a growing body of research that strongly suggests an association. There have been enough studies now that it certainly raises suspicion, Bhatt said. The question thats still open is, is it all NSAIDs, or are some worse than others? The UF study did not compare specific NSAIDs, so more research has to be carried out to determine the level of risk that might be associated with each.


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