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www.ObserverNews.netOctober 20, 2011 Volume 55 Number 39THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOMelanie Morrison and Michael Parker, founders of the newly-formed Forward Thinking Campaign in Ruskin, stand on the spot where the Coffee Cup restaurant once stood. The first project of the Campaign is to open a Sunday market there styled after the one in Ybor Citys Centennial Park. A vision realized:South Shore Market to be patterned after YborBy PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cut flowers, prepared foods both to eat on site and in take-home packages, hand-made arts and crafts and specialty items will all be available at the South Shore Market on its Grand Opening weekend, Oct. 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to Grand Opening Oct. 29-303 p.m. and the first Sunday of every month after that, beginning in November. As of Oct. 15, 20 vendors had signed up to sell their wares at the Grand Opening. The market will be patterned after Ybor Citys Fresh Market, where specialty items are sold at Centennial Park on the weekends along with an eclectic group of artists, writers, musicians, jewelry makers and other artisans demonstrating and selling their work. The market will be located in the heart of town, at the southeast corner of U.S. 41 and Shell Point Road, on the spot where the Coffee Cup restaurant served its renowned coffee and home-made pies until the building was razed. This isnt a flea market, said Melanie Morrison, one of the two people spearheading the project. All arts and crafts will be juried by the South Shore Market Committee. Hand-crafted artists and craft vendors must be responsible for creating 75 percent of their product in order to qualify for handcrafted rates. If they make less than 75 percent of what they sell they must request an application to be an import vendor, she said. The market is the first project of the newlyformed Forward Thinking Campaign, an organization that is seeking nonprofit status. The purpose of the Forward Thinking Can artsave South Hillsborough?By %  MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Even in a cold global economy, art is red hot. Last week in London, the Frieze art fair put $350 million in art on the tables. One New York City art adviser, planning to attend the event and other satellite events for emerging artists, told Newsweek that her buyers were itching to buy art, mostly works priced under $30,000. New York City has long been an enclave for both art and artists and Los Angeles is taking steps to emerge as a world art destination. Sante Fe, New Mexico and Sedona, Arizona, as well as many other smaller cities are well-established meccas for both art and artists. And then, too, there is Paducah, Kentucky. Art was one of the founding facets of Ruskin, along with collective hard work and education. Although the commune-oriented community has long since vanished, the area has continued to attract artists, despite that no formal plan exists to entice them. In nearby Sun City Center, both the creation and display of art is one of the citys leading activities. The Art Club in Sun City Center offers a wide variety of classes and yeararound exhibitions both at their location in the Community Association complex and in the SouthShore Regional Library. On Friday night, with powerful rotating spotlights drawing in the sky, kids both young and old danced to a techno beat as they were bathed in checkered lights while a laser beam drew designs on the wall next to MitchITCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN PhotoHOTOYoung people dancing in the light at the Firehouse Cultural Centers Circuit Breaker event last weekend.them. Children with remote controls in their hands drove plastic radio-controlled cars with magic markers attached, creating a fun and unique work of art on a large piece of paper as the cars raced. Others sat at easels, drawing their interpretation of a woman posing, or whatever entered into their minds. In the parking lot was a Tesla coil a device capable of creating miniature lightning bolts that served the purpose of demonstrating that art is not limited to pencils, paints and See MARKET, page 16Hurricane seasons last gasp? Dont count on it yet.AA tropical system that originally teetered on tropical storm strength lumbered up the G Gulf Coast of Florida bringing heavy rains and gusty winds this week. With fall-like weather delivered from a strong cold front following the storm it is easy enough to forget that hurricane season lasts until November 30. October is frequently an active month in the G Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean, with rapidly forming storms that can impact the Tampa Bay area with short notice. For information about hurricanes and hurricane season, visit www.nhc.noaa.govNOAA radarRADARCultural center business plan, finances still works in progressBy MELODY JAAMESON%  mj@observernews.net RUSKIN This communitys developing center for exhibiting creative arts is exhibiting a flair for creative financing. Reviews by both county staff and local entities of the Firehouse Cultural Centers (FCC) draft business plan and proposed three-year budget are prompting specific questions springing from missing information and shaky figures. Additionally, a recently awarded $100,000 Hillsborough County grant for the new center is being held up as the administration double checks its policies regarding monies funneled to such not-for-profit operations. Planning for a cultural center headquartered in the now-vacant former Ruskin Fire Station at First Street and First Avenue in the heart of the business district began in earnest about a year ago. The former fire station structure and site, replaced earlier this year with a new and larger facility on East College Avenue, are owned by Hillsborough County. Envisioned as a cultural hub functioning as an exploratory lab of the arts, the See ART, page 12 See CULTURAL CENTER FUNDING, page 17 Family Owned & Operated 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Office)813-633-7116 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Get The Look!

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OCTOBER 20, 2011 3 Monday Thursday 7 a.m. 10 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A. NEW LOCATION Opening Soon: Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com (Ages 5 and up) Ofce of: Samuel C. Martino, D.O. Jacqui M. Dawson, D.O. Frank A. Sirchia, M.D. George R. Cheesman III, M.D. Nektarios S. Demetriou, D.O. Belinda B. Johnson, M.D.Effective Oct. 1st, please welcome new physician BELINDA B. JOHNSON, M.D. Doctor Johnson specializes in Womens and Community Health and is now accepting new patients. Balm community planners expand its bordersBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netBALM When community planners assemble here next week, they will be dealing with a bigger Balm. Responding to sentiment expressed in recent meetings by members of the citizen advisory group, the plan study boundaries have been expanded to now encompass some 23,500 acres east of U.S. 301, with the bulk of that acreage laying generally between State Road 674 to the south and County Road 672 to the north. The new boundaries more than double the Balm Plan study area, according to Pedro Parra, professional planner with The Planning Commission and part of the team which has been assisting the advisory group in shaping their community plan since last February. The extended borders take the planning area east to the edge of land expected to yield raw phosphate for Mosaic. Much of the acreage now within the plan study area is very rural, Parra indicated. Using less visible section lines as well as highly visible landmarks such as roads, the outline of the community from the planning standpoint is exceedingly uneven on both the north and south. The eastern and western boundaries, however, are on arrow straight alignments. Outlined on a map, the community that now is subject of the Balm Community Plan is at its largest to the east and shrinks to about a third of that size at its most western point. The straight eastern boundary is on an alignment two miles east of Sweat Loop, Parra said. The much shorter western boundary would be the northern end of Wimaumas Westlake Drive if Westlake ran that far north, he added. The ragged southern border of the plan study area abuts S.R. 674 at the eastern end and follows roughly the northern boundary of the Wimauma Village Plan as the new boundary jogs and turns in a northwesterly direction. The study areas northern border generally is about two miles north of C.R. 672, overlapping at points the long-established Riverview Plans southern boundary, Parra noted. With a new study plan area to work with, members of the advisory group also will get started on lists of their goals and objectives for the Balm of the future when they meet Tuesday, October 25, said Lisa Silva, planner leading the Balm team. As part of this process, which may require several sessions for the dozens of citizen planners to work through, they also will frame and refine their vision statement, Silva added. It is the vision statement that sets the tone for their plan and summarizes what the planning group agrees the future community should be. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the Balm Civic Center. As the Balm Plan gradually takes on solid shape, residents like Marcella OSteen, former president of the Balm Civic Association, said this week she wants to ensure the future outlooks goals and objectives are consistent with the countys Comprehensive Plan and Land Use provisions. Quoting from Hillsboroughs legally binding Comp Plan she noted that as future growth presses in on ruHalloween Social at Palmetto Historical Park Volunteers dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz during last years Halloween Social.ral areas such as Balm, it will be important that such sections of the county are protected to provide for long term land intensive agricultural uses and large lot low density rural residential uses called for in the countywide concept. Balm is the last of the eight primary communities in South County to engage in planning for the future. Many of the already approved community plans soon will be reviewed for updating, by law. The first update, Parra noted, is to be the SouthShore Areawide Community Plan undertaken in July, August and September of 2012. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will be celebrating Halloween Friday, Oct. 28th, from 5:30 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, games, face painting, a wishing well, get your fortune told, visit the 100 Acre Woods, fly into adventure with Peter Pan and lots of other spooky happenings. Palmetto Publix is sponsoring a costume contest that will take place at 6:30 p.m. Test your skill at the Pirates-Marauders Speed Pitch, proceeds to benefit family programming in the park. Parrish Publix is sponsoring the Scooby Doo Mystery Spin. Decorated buildings in the park will be sponsored by the Ellenton-Parrish Lions Club and the Manatee Riverside Rotary Club. Demetrios will be selling $2 pizza and drinks and Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childhood cancer research with baked goods and lemonade. This family event is FREE! For more information, call 941-721-2034 or 941-723-4991. Sponsored by R.B. Chips Shore, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Palmetto Historical Commission, Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Inc., and the City of Palmetto. This planning map displays the enlarged Balm Community Plan study area which now encompasses more than 23,500 acres that could become that community in the future. The area lays substantially between S.R. 674 and C.R. 672 and stretches eastward to the edge of Mosaic phosphate mining lands.MAP COURTESY OF T THE PPLANNING C COmmMMISSION

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X 4 The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor 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:Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net 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 Newspapersthey are making and know it is their decision whether or not to correct them. My style of teaching fits with the latter more than with the former. I like to look for solutions rather than dwell on problems, but then most of my career involved teaching the workingworld adult. I think it is important not to dwell on mistakes. Robert Townsend said it best. Admit your mistakes openly, maybe even joyfully. Encourage your associates to do likewise by commiserating with them. Never castigate. Babies learn to walk by falling down. If you beat a baby every time he falls down, hell never care much for walking. The younger students learned much from the experience of the older students, which is good since none of us will live long enough to make all of the mistakes ourselves. I think the major difference was In a college class I was teaching on the fundamentals of communication, I found it interesting that there was a significant difference in the reason and style of learning for the various age groups. In that one class, I had students whose ages ranged from 17 to 55quite a large age difference. Here are some of the factors I found. The younger students were willing to accept information for the sake of information. They were quick to trust that somewhere in life that information would be valuable to them. They made no attempt to ascertain what that value might be; they simply recorded the information, much the way a tape recorder would record the information. On the other hand, the more senior students were not so quick to accept that the information provided would be valuable to them. They continually challenged me to make the information relevant to their current goals. Maybe it was because, unlike the younger students, they had specific applications to which they wanted to apply what they were learning. Another difference I found was the young students were very interested in critical feedback. They said, Tell me what Im doing wrong, so I can stop doing it. On the other hand, the older students were more interested, not in discovering what they were doing wrong but rather in what they were doing right so they could build upon it. Again, it might well be a matter of life experience. The young students want to know what mistakes they are making. The older students already know the mistakes By William Hodges Age bring change in learning style POSITIVE TALKin the level of commitment the students of different ages displayed. For the most part, the younger students were there to get a degree. Someone had told them that if they were to succeed in this world, they had to have a piece of paper signifying that they had attended college. An education was simply a by-product. They did those things necessary to get the grade they wantednothing more. The senior students were interested in grades but, for the most part, went far beyond what was necessary to get a passing grade in order to get full value from the educational content of the course. As an example, six of the 19 persons in that particular class were over 40 and all of six of them did the extra credit assignment that I offered for course enrichment. Only two of the remaining younger students did the assignment. I will point out that none of the ones who did the assignment needed the extra credit. These observations can be very Shampoo, Conditioner and 3-Minute Scalp Massage Styled just the way you like it! You Deserve It! Long hair extra. HaveSome Fun!Long hair, style & cut extra.If you dont like it, you dont PAY!! FI HH 16761 FishHawk Blvd. (Lithia-Pinecrest, by Sweetbay and Beef O Bradys)RIVER 9838 U.S. 301 South & Boyette Road (Winn Dixie plaza behind McDonalds) one guard all over Long hair and styling extra w/perm. Specialty cuts, style, length, thickness or condition extra. 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You truly have a National Treasure in Mr. Hodges, I believe, and of course my correspondents let me know, as he has improved their lives. It is often very difficult to find well-written, intelligent and influential articles that young people and others will read and use these days. Desi Buckley, Sun City Center useful whenever we are in a position of having to educate people in any situation. There is a significant difference in giving information to teenagers and those who are over 40. Young people are more likely to accept the information on faith and present few questions. The older student will be less likely to accept the teachers word on faith and will constantly want to know how the information can be put to use in a practical way. The next time you are the teacher, remember this difference in learning style as we grow older. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs 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.comAcupuncture & Wellness Clinic is movingAcupuncture & Wellness Clinic of Ruskin is on the move. As of Tuesday, Oct. 25, their new clinic will be located just 2 blocks west of their present location at 207 4th St. NW on the corner of W. Shell Point Road and 4th St. NW. Clinic parking is still on W. Shell Point Road. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (813) 645-8168.

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X 8 5 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Anti-Bullying assembly presented is the South Shore area interested in attending at the luncheon. luncheon. ABWC celebrates an early Thanksgiving Ruskin VFW Post #6287 and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday Thursday, Oct. 20 Friday, Oct. 21 Saturday, Oct. 22 Turkey Shoot Sunday, Oct. 23 Monday, Oct. 24 Tuesday, Oct. 25 Wednesday, Oct. 26 Car wash is fundraiser The event is Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids New rec program offered Recreation and Conservation Friday at 18 recreation centers rent school reduced or free lunch letter. Crafters and vendors wanted filled with activities for everyone. It will feature Santa for the little They still have a few vendor Its Seafood Festival time Now in its 23rd year, the Ruskin Ave. NW in Ruskin, on Saturday local schools. www.ruskinseafoodfestival.org.

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6 OCTOBER 20, 2011 Is Sedation Dentistry for you?Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Sedation and Cosmetic DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work?Look more youthful... Feel more condent...You Deserve It!Your smile CAN reect the brighter, more youthful you! Dont miss this free, informative seminar!Cosmetic Dentistry Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396 Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information New courses for fall, more coming in spring!%  penny@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER The courses may be noncredit but the knowledge is vast. Sally Erath, academic dean at Community Church College, has been asking people what they want to learn. Then she seeks out people capable of teaching those subjects. Added to a long list of old favorites like Writing Memoirs and News & Views for the fall semester which runs Oct. 10 through Nov. 17 are Finally Write that Family Cookbook, Dreams and You, Event Planning and Interior Design. The line-up for spring includes new courses too, including Using the iPhone, Hypnosis! The Muslim Religion, Bad Girls of the Bible, and The Jewish People Today. The people in the new Event Planning class want to learn about both large events and small. I want to know what you want to learn in the next five weeks, said instructor Patricia Leyden, whose long list of credentials includes marketing, sales and catering director for Marriott Hotels and college event planning instructor. Leyden said she was surprised at the knowledge her students already had of the subject. While most of the people enrolled in her class were serious students planning events for large groups and organizations or businesses, some just wanted to know how to plan intimate dinner parties and other events held at home. People always want to know about wedding planning and birthday parties, Leyden said. Budgets, venue, rooms, invitations, seating, structure, food, entertainment and more will all be discussed in future classes. Meanwhile, in the Your Dreams and You class, Carol Oschmann, author of three books about dreams and their interpretation, talked about guidelines for remembering your dreams and what they might represent. Oschmann discussed a group method of dream interpretation and how peoples belief systems influence the way they interpret their dreams. In Irene Richs Finally Write that Family Cookbook class, Rich asked if the people in the room wanted to publish a cookbook, record family recipes for future generations or organize their favorites. The response was varied, but one stood out. Joan Shalleck said she had 1,445 cookbooks, many from other countries. Shalleck says her love of cooking runs in the family. Her son David is a Master Chef and cookbook author. Rich has written cooking columns for many magazines and newspapers, but her main work has been editing other authors cookbooks. Two of the books she edited won national acclaim. Richs scrapbook contains a letter written by Time Inc., publisher of The Great Tastes of Chinese Cooking, which she edited. The book won the National Tastemaker Award in 1980 and the letter says it was one of the best edited books ever received by that publisher. Another book Rich edited won Patricia Leyden says she is amazed at the knowledge and experience of her students and wants to know what they wish to learn from her Event Planning course.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSSally Erath, academic dean of Community Church College in Sun City Center, a noncredit lifelong learning experience held at the United Community Church, has added new courses in both the fall and spring semesters.a national competition as part of a New Jersey Press Womans national media competition. Rich brought these books and many magazine and newspaper cooking columns to the class to share as she gave tips for choosing, compiling and printing family cookbooks. Besides the new classes, many popular favorites return each year and continue to attract new people. Erath said she will continue the classes as long as they continue to be popular. In its 35th year of life-long (adult) education, Community Church College operates out of the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center, but the classes arent restricted to residents of that community. Theyre open to anybody, and some may be joined at any time. The college is offering 40 different classes this year. Enrollment is down this year for several reasons, Erath said. The snowbirds are coming back much later probably because its been hotter later this year. The economys bad, and of course, we have more competition now with the community college. There are a lot of new people in the area that dont know about the college. We had 500 homes for sale at one time awhile back. Thats a lot of new people. The college has been struggling with fundraising but Erath refuses to raise the tuition. Its hard enough for people in this economy, she said. The courses are all still $25 for six weeks. A spelling bee was held in March as a fundraiser and 200 people attended, Erath said. Wiley Mangum, a professor emeritus of aging studies at the University of South Florida and teaches at the college and is on its board, was the First Place winner, earning a week in a donated time share in Puerto Rico. We have some really great spellers, Erath said. A business or individual sponsors each speller at a cost of $100. Contestants must be 55 or older. Were seeking sponsors now and people to provide a grand prize and trophies for the next spelling bee. Contestants may come from any community. Nov. 5 the college is holding a craft fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1 See COLLEGE, page 12

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Bowling is scheduled for the fourth Sunday, Nov. 27. A picnic is also being planned at a local park in November (date and time to be announced). A special Christmas party will be held in December. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all the South Shore area, to provide non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun. Meet at The Alley in Riverview Moonglow plans monthly danceMoonglow will have their monthly dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Centers favorite DJ, Darlene Meadows, will play all your favorite dance music. The club will provide water, ice, cups and napkins. BYOB and snacks. Singles are always welcome. Members are free. Guests are $5 at the door. Join them for a great evening. Dressy/casual attire. Jackets are requested; tie optional. For more information, call Al at 633-8170 or Claire at 6420171.Be your own advocateSouth Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging presents Do You Know How To Be Your Own Advocate? from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the Florida Room at the Sun City Center Community Association, 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. This is a free event. Learn how to empower yourself to communicate with extended family, deal with long distance relationships, handle family conflict, address long-term needs, and connect with effective resources. The panel speakers will be Attorney Brenda Baietto of Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Cary Sanchez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; and Anna Lively, M.S. Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. This discussion will allow for ample audience participation, so bring your questions.The Thrift Store at The Mary & Martha House will hold its 4th annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22. Fill a bag of clothing for $4. All furniture, housewares and appliances will be on sale. Shop for Christmas trees and holiday items. Barter for bargains. The Thrift Store and Administrative Office are located at 1009 1st St. SW in Ruskin. The Thrift Store sells new and gently used clothing for men, women and children, as well as furniture and household items. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; plus from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The Mary & Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing and support services to abused and homeless women and their dependent children so that they will gain employment and successfully transition to permanent housing. They operate 3 shelter facilities in South Hillsborough County. For more information, or to make a donation, call (813) 645-7874.Shop-til-you-drop yard sale Lions Club sells christmas wreathesBeginning immediately, you can order a 22 live noble fir evergreen wreath from any SCC Lions Club member. The wreath will come with a red velvet, waterproof bow and some decorations. Cost is $20 each. You may also order a wreath to send to a loved one or a friend -prices vary on these and your local Lion will have all the information for you. All orders and money for the wreaths must be received no later than Nov. 1, in order for the wreaths to be received here in Sun City Center no later than Dec. 5. There will be a sample available around Oct. 18 plus local Lion Club members have pictures. Wouldnt you just love to have one of these beautiful wreaths hanging on your door or wall for the holidays? If you dont know a SCC Lion Club member, call Gloria and Gene Deiss at 634-1978, Rich Cohen at 597-5368, or Ellen and Terry McGovern at 633-4202. The SCC Lions meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Ozzies Buffet & Grill. Lunch is at 11 a.m. and meeting starts promptly at noon. For more information call the McGoverns at 633-4202 Hangovers celebrates 2nd anniversaryHangovers Boutique, LLC will be celebrating its two year anniversary in Apollo Beach with a huge outdoor sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22. A precentage of all outdoor sales will go to benefit the Apollo Beach Womans Club Scholarship fund. Grace and Sharil would like to contribute to the community that has helped them over the past 24 months to become a top consignment store in the southshore area. Great deals will be available on ladies clothing and accessories. For more information, call (813) 6455777. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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8 OCTOBER 20, 2011 MOBILE RADIATION Physician of the Year 2005 Weve recently moved our ofce to better serve you!Now located at:10420 South U.S. Hwy. 301 Riverview, FL 33569 813-880-7546FREE SKIN SCREENINGOffering: SAME DAY APPOINTMENTSDr. Robert A. Norman Dr. A. Theodosatos Dermatologist Carole Mazzone, ARNPInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup and many more. Tom and Sharon Pyche celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at The Resort at Little Harbor on Oct. 14 with dinner and dancing. Family and friends toasted the couple as they all danced the night away. Tom and Sharon were married Oct. 14, 1961 in Billerica, MA. Later they moved to Lowell, MA where they resided and raised their children until moving to Florida in 1983. They have 4 children, 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. After the party, Tom and Sharon took a mini vacation to Miami where they spent their honeymoon in 1961. Dear Savvy Senior,My 62-year-old husband was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. As the cook in the family, Im interested in finding out the best diabetic foods that he should now be eating, and where I can put my hands on some good diabetic cookbooks. What can you tell me? Diabetic CaretakerDear Caretaker,Eating healthy is important for everyone, but its even more important for the nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes half of whom are over the age of 60. Heres what you and your husband should know. Diabetic Super Foods A healthy diet, coupled with regular exercise and medication (if needed) are the keys to keeping your husbands blood sugar under control. To help meet your husbands new dietary needs, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers a list of top 10 super foods for type 1 and type 2 diabetics. These are foods that contain nutrients that are vitally important to people with diabetes, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, C and E. Theyre also high in fiber which will help your husband feel full longer and keep his glycemic index low so his blood sugar wont spike. And, theyll help keep his blood pressure and cholesterol in check, which are also critical for diabetics. Heres what they recommend he eat plenty of. Beans: Kidney, pinto, navy, black and other types of beans are rich in nutrients and high in soluble fiber, which will keep his blood sugar steady and can help lower his cholesterol. Dark green leafy vegetables: Spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, kale and other dark, leafy green veggies are nutrient-dense, low in calories and carbohydrates. Your husband cant eat too much of these. Citrus fruits: Grapefruit, oranges and other citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, which helps heart health. Stick to whole fruits instead of juice. Fiber in whole fruit slows sugar absorption so your husband will get the citrus fruit nutrients without sending his blood sugar soaring. By Jim Miller Sweet potatoes: High in vitamin A and fiber and low in glycemic index, sweet potatoes wont raise your husbands blood sugar at the same level as a regular potato. Berries: Whole, unsweetened blueberries, strawberries and other berries are full of antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Choose fresh or frozen berries for salads, smoothies or cereal. Tomatoes: Raw or cooked, this low-calorie super food offers vital nutrients like vitamin C, iron and vitamin E. Serve sliced, steamed, broiled or stewed, as a side dish, in salads, soups, casseroles or other dishes. Fish with omega-3 fatty acids: Salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna are high in omega 3 fatty acids that help both heart health and diabetes. But stay away from the breaded and deep fat fried variety. Whole grains: Pearled barley, oatmeal, breads and other wholegrain foods are high in fiber and contain nutrients such as magnesium, chromium, folate and omega 3 fatty acids. Nuts: An ounce of nuts can go a long way in providing your husband important healthy fats along with hunger management. They also contain a nice dose of magnesium and fiber, but dont overdue it. Nuts are high in calories so a small handful each day is enough. Fat-free milk and yogurt: These dairy foods provide the calcium and vitamin D your husband needs, and theyll also help curb cravings and between-meal snacks. More Information For additional information on healthy food choices for diabetics, including hundreds of free recipes, visit the ADA Web site at diabetes. org click on Food & Fitness, or call 800-342-2383 (press option #4) and ask them to mail you a copy of their free booklet What Can I Eat? The ADA also offers a wide variety of diabetic cookbooks that you can purchase through their online store at shopdiabetes.org or 800-232-6455. 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.Best food for older diabeticsCouple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary1961 2011 Welcome Back Snowbirds!Get an Acrylic or Gel Manicure, Nails and Pedicure, receive aFREE Facial MaskTrue NailsPROFESSIONAL NAIL SALON Manicure Gels with NO SOAK OFF Thanks to all our loyal customers for your support the past 14 years THE 20 11BEST OF SOUTH SHORE APPOINTMENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME!CYPRESS VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER3802-A SR 674Sun City Center, FL 33573813-642-9193 Special of FREEHAND DESIGNS

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OCTOBER 20, 2011 9 Canadian Meds SouthPAYING FULL PRICE FOR MEDS?GENERICS such as Lipitor, Plavix, Viagra, etc.Available through Canada Canadian Meds South813-413-7912 Fax 813-600-1742 NEW CUSTOMERS!Present this coupon with your initial order of $100 or more and receive an additional $10 Off! (One time only)FREE SHIPPINGOn all International orders greater than $150. With this coupon. One coupon per family. Behind the Radiant Gas Station APOLLO BEACH Point Main Clubhouse, Tues. & Thurs. 10-2 THE 20 11BEST OF SOUTH SHORE Tell your doctor you prefer... Sun Laboratory Services for your lab work Fast, Accurate Lab Results Since 1993 721 Cortaro Drive Sun City Center/Ruskin(next to AAA)813.634.6120Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Professionals! 813-633-2636Sun City Dental Center Offers expire 10/31/11. Coupons must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hrs. of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply.10% OffFull & Partial Dentures5110, 5120, 5213, 5214Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of EstimateVoted #1 in Best of South Shore for 2010727 Cortaro Dr. (Behind Burger King)New Patient Full Mouth Series of X-Rays (0210) and Exam (0110) for $95 and receive a$100 CREDIT toward your account for future treatment.Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Estimate FISH TALESSmoke up some mulletThis is the time of the year that mullet are plentiful. Schools of mullet are running in canals, rivers, and the bay waters. If you have mastered a cast net and have learned how to read the water, you have caught your share of mullet this week. They seem to have once again invaded our area. For a few years schools of mullet were hard to find. Some think that they were overfished. However, they havent been restricted, and are out there for the taking. It is one fish that you can catch with a net and get 12 or more with one cast if you throw a complete circle over the school. They are a fatty fish, but great to serve a crowd at a fish fry. Smoked fish was the topic this week with some type of smoker in about every other yard. They were smoking mullet. Some had commercial smokers; you can buy them in more than one shape and size. Then there were those who made their own smokers, out of old refrigerators, which work great. They hold the heat and have trays to lay the mullet on. Some used bricks and built smoker ovens. The most popular was the drum. Big metal drums were used as smokers. Some I saw had fancy handles, some with legs, some balanced on bricks. Anything that holds heat and is safe can be used. To prepare for smoking your fish, cut off head, clean it, split it down the middle and lay each side flat. Dont scale it, as the oil and the heavy scales serve as a heat insulator. Always wash and clean the fish well, before putting it on the smoker. It is odd that fishermen share stories about their catches, but none will reveal the secret ingredients that go into their mullet sauce used for smoking. Some tell me that it was handed down from generation to generation and it is a family secret. I did find one recipe for Cajun smoked mullet. They used a lot of hot peppers, cheese, garlic, and hot tomato salsa. Larry Wilson at Fishermans One Stop in Gibsonton often has smoked mullet for sale. I also have seen it on sale along with other seafood at Morgans Market on Hwy. 41 South. Of course you could get it at the supermarket. An average price has been five dollars for a whole mullet, and this price was from local anglers, not the commercial market. Since the economy crunch, conversations are often about the old days, when there were white sandy beaches, along all of our water shorelines. It was on these beautiful sandy beaches that they remem ber evening oyster and clam roasts over big bonfires. You By Jonie Maschek could get a multitude of shellfish that were healthy and tasty. One thing we still have is a multitude of fish. These crisp mornings are great weather for catching largemouth bass in the upper fresh waters of the Alafia or Little Manatee Rivers. If you dont catch a bass, you will surely hook onto a freshwater catfish, which is a great tablefare, often served with cheese grits, and southern cornbread. Splashes of cool weather have ebbed into the bay and the fish are hungry and eager to feed. One angler tells me that if you can cast a line out, you will catch a fish of some species. Most all fish in our waterfronts are edible. We have all types of people who fish. There are those who love our waterways and appreciate mother nature. They bring their garbage ashore, land only legal catches, catch only what they can use or give to others. They are kind and helpful to others, do not claim a fishing hole, and drive their boats with caution, not to take over anothers spot where the fish are biting. I have also seen the angler who goes so fast in his boat that he cuts the lines of other anglers. He pushes in on anothers fishing spot. He dumps his garbage in the water. If he is on a charter, he blames the captain if he doesnt make a catch. I hope you are not this angler. Be an ethical angler and enjoy the art of fishing. Sheepshead won first place this week for those fishing from piers and land. This is a white lean fish with black and white stripes, lots of bones, but well worth cleaning and a great tablefare. Flounder seemed to be popular this week. They were of good size and came with redfish catches. Stone crab catches are legal as of Oct. l5. You can only take one claw, and release. If you take two claws they will die. Blue crab are not plentiful. I hear a lot of talk about their demise. Black drum are still fun catches. Some small ones are edible, but watch the large weight ones for worms. Whiting are being caught around broken bridge and from piers along the rivers. It is an edible fish, similar to a trout. A few tarpon have stayed in the area and lost the school that went south. Be safe, be kind, be happy, and have a great week fishing.Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.BOOTSBoots is mostly black, but he has four white paws, hence the name. Hes a real darling kitten and will turn into a lover boy all volunteers are sure. While learning the ropes around the shelter he has shown a great ability to chase cat toys and play with any bell or ball that comes his way. Boots will mostly climb all over your shoulders, given the chance. He has been neutered and brought up-to-date on his shots and microchipped. Visit C.A.R.E. to take him to his forever home in the country. DOB: June 23, 2011. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273. REXRex is a handsome American Bulldog mix who was abandoned by his owner. He was very skinny and suffering from heartworms. While the shelter works on getting his health back in order, Rex is busy working the crowds in hopes that some wonderful person will offer him a forever home. Rex has an awesome personality and a great smile. He showers every person he meets with love. He also seems to like other dogs, especially puppies. Do you have a place in your heart for this goofy guy? If so, come and meet him. As part of Rexs adoption, he will be neutered, microchipped, brought current on his shots, and put through heartworm treatment. DOB: Dec. 2, 2009. Free Jazzy afternoonEnjoy an afternoon of the Latin jazz rhythms of Jurika at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Ave. in Tampa on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Featured musicians will be: Pamela Epps, alto and soprano sax; Sam Koppelman, vibraphone; Julio Maya, congas; Jose Munoz, drums; Pedro Rodriguez, bass; and Susie Rodriguez, percussion. This program is intended for an adult audience. Funding provided by the Friends of the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library. For more information about this and other free programs at the library, call (813) 273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of TampaHillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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X 10 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights October 20 to 26Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza. Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Join them for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Baby Time For children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers ~ early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For kids in grades K-4th ~ Come out and join us as we learn about and view the night sky with telescopes. Each child will get to make their own star chart. Toddler Time For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Toddler Time S.A.A. (same as above) Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Baby Time S.A.A. Baby Time S.A.A. Toddler Time S.A.A. *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call (813) 634-1396 for more information about the Friends. Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1st St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 Goulash Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Randy McNally at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Oct. 26 Wings and Things (oh so good!) at 5 p.m. Bar Games at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Halloween Party. Come in your costume and try to win a prize. Music by the band of Randy McNally. For more information, call the club at 645-2922. Mari Tyre shot her first holein-one on Oct. 6, 2011 on the 8th hole at the Apollo Beach Golf Club of Apollo Beach, FL. She used a 5 Wood and drove the ball 121 yards. This feat was witnessed by K. Sherach and Sue Kroll.HOLE IN ONEUniversity of Florida researchers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, report that a single dose of an immunocontraceptive vaccine controls fertility over multiple years in adult female cats. The scientists hope their findings will aid in the registration and use of the vaccine, called GonaCon, to help manage overabundant feral cat populations humanely. Millions of free-roaming feral cats exist in the United States and in other countries around the world, said Julie Levy, D.V.M., Ph.D., the lead researcher and director of the Maddies Shelter Medicine Program at UF. Unfortunately, their welfare is not always adequate, and they can have a negative impact on public health and the environment. Were hoping this research will lead to a nonlethal method of control for feral cat populations that is less expensive, labor-intensive, and invasive than current methods, such as surgical sterilization, Levy said. Funded by Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advances veterinary research to protect, treat and cure animals, the five-year study was published in August online in the scientific journal Theriogenology. GonaCon was developed by researchers at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service National Wildlife Research Center. The NWRC is the federal institution devoted to resolving problems caused by the interaction of wild animals and society. The UF researchers involved in the testing do not have any licensing agreements with the USDA or any UF researchers: Single dose of contraceptive vaccine controls fertility in cats for yearscommercial interests in the vaccine. In the study, 15 adult female cats received a single dose of the vaccine while five received a placebo. After the injections, the female cats were allowed access to a breeding male cat. All five placebo females became pregnant within seven to 28 days. Cats injected with the vaccine, on the other hand, remained infertile from five months to more than five years. All of the cats were adopted at the end of the study. A total of 93 percent of the cats treated with GonaCon remained infertile for the first year, Levy said. In subsequent years, we saw a steady and expected decline in infertility as antibodies to the vaccine decreased. However, numbers were still quite high, with 73 percent of the cats remaining infertile during the second year, 53 percent in year three, 40 percent in year four, and 27 percent in year five when we ended the study. Although permanent sterilization is ideal, the relatively short lifespan of many free-roaming feral cats suggests that a contraceptive that blocks fertility for several years may be successful in reducing the population. Joyce Briggs, president of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs, a group advocating for nonsurgical birth control methods, called Levy a key player in efforts to advance new methods of fertility control. We are intrigued by this study, Briggs said. Although a permanent sterilant would be ideal, a long-acting contraceptive could be an effective tool for managing feral cat populations, especially where surgery is unavailable or impractical. GonaCon is currently registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on female white-tailed deer; however, the vaccine has also proved successful with numerous other mammal species including feral horses, bison, elk, prairie dogs and ground squirrels. The single-shot, multiyear vaccine stimulates the production of antibodies that bind to GnRH, a hormone in an animals body that signals the production of sex hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. By binding to GnRH, the antibodies reduce its ability to stimulate the release of these sex hormones. All sexual activity is inhibited, and animals remain in a nonreproductive state as long as a sufficient level of antibody activity is present. A guide to UF health and medical experts is available at http://www.experts.ufl.edu/ Photo by Ray CarsonHayrides are back!Its Fall yall; hay rides are back! Meet up at Wolfes Produce Market at 6005 U.S. Hwy. 301 S., Riverview (corner of 301 and Bloomingdale Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 21, 22 and 23 and Oct. 28, 20 and 30 for hayride fun. Prices are $3.50 per rider and 2 riders for $6. Bring the whole family and enjoy the Pumpkin Patch, apple cider, caramel apples, and other fall festivities. For more information, call John at (813) 927-2204 or Jeff at (813) 927-2203. East Bay HS Theatre presents...The East Bay High School Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27, 28, 29 at East Bay High School Kathryn Hill Auditorium, 7710 Big Bend Rd., Gibsonton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Adults are $6 and students are $4. Groups of 10 or more will receive student price. Admission price includes dessert and coffee at intermission. For reservations, call (813) 671-5134, ext. 271.BOO FestHydro Harvest Farms will be hosting the BOO Fest for the 6th year in a row. It will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Farm. This event is free and the kids just love it! They have a big Pumpkin Patch all month long, Oct. 7Nov. 6, at the festival. They have a Pumpkin Painting Contest and give the kids pie pumpkins to paint and decorate. There are several games for kids of all ages, lots of earth-friendly crafts and lots of candy and prizes. For more information call (941)238-8617 or email terri@hydroharvest.com.

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OCTOBER 20, 2011 11As it has done two other times in the past six months, the community came together to show their support for one of our own who has given so much to Sun City Center. They threw her a Wish-U-Well Party at the Chamber on Oct. 7. Every table was draped with a pink tablecloth. The flowers, donated by Harriets Flowers, were a mixture of baby pink, dusty rose and burgundy. And the wishing well, full of envelopes with cards and checks, was adorned with pink ribbons. Costco came through with the By Dana DittmarExecutive Director, When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the tender age of 34, I was given only a twenty-five percent chance of lasting five years. In December, it will be 19 years since I got the news that changed my life forever. On August 11, one of my best friends went in for the results of her biopsy and became a member of the sorority you dont want to join. Debbie Caneen, the community relations director for Sun Towers Retirement, is now a fellow survivor. She isnt through all of her treatment yet, but she is a survivor all the same. cake. Food, beer and wine were donated by Apollos Bistro, The Docks Bar and Grill, and the Kazbor brothers who own Hungry Howies and the Seafood Dive. (Can you believe their pizza boxes are pink the entire month of October? Their goal is to raise $200,000 this month to battle breast cancer!) But the highlight of the event the one thing that brought us all to tears was the presentation of Debbies Robe. Jeter Designs created a gorgeous pink robe embroidered with the words Fight Like a Girl over a pair of boxing gloves. Underneath were embroidered the names of all of the people in the community who contributed $5. The robe raised over $500. When Debbie wears the robe, she is surrounded by all of the people who love and support her. It was a wonderful idea! I often hear people complain when October rolls around that the whole world turns pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some think its overkill. And to be honest, heart disease is the number one killer of American women not cancer. But as long as there is a disease as physically and emotionally damaging as breast cancer, those who fight the good fight in the medical industry as well as those of us who are members of the sorority or have cared for or lost someone to it, we will continue to provide the annual overkill. I am constantly comforted by though not surprised by the continued support of our business community when their friends and fellow associates need it. I am warmed by their generosity and kindness of heart. I am buoyed by their consistency in always coming through. Because for someone like me, with the knowledge that this disease could come back and challenge me to another duel, living in a community like ours in the best robe to have. And Debbie, you keep on fighting like a girl!A homemaker/companion could add to your lifeYou may be feeling that you could use more organization in your life. Maybe your household chores that are not getting done are starting to bother you. You are eating more and more frozen meals because you are not able to do much of your own cooking and the kitchen cleanup is more than you want to handle. You are starting to feel too dependent and guilty about asking friends and neighbors to drive you to the doctor or grocery store. You have a loving family and good friends, but the more you have to ask of them, the more they seem like they are your caregivers rather than your loved ones. You dont like the way this is changing your relationships. You are not sick, just slowing down a little bit. You do not need a nurse, but you need someone to help you with your everyday needs. Coping with routine needs seem to overwhelm you at times. You want to maintain as much control over your life as you can. You are not helpless, but wonder how you can find safe and reliable assistance that is also affordable. Maybe a homemaker/companion is what you need. You would like this person to be someone that is compatible with your age and your personality, someone who understands you. You want to find someone that is doing this kind of work because they like doing something that really matters. You want this person to be caring and trustworthy, able to help you remain independent. Business News Sometimes you have to fight like a girl (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows SEMI-ANNUAL SCC SHRINE CLUBPancake Brunch Sunday, Oct. 239 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets $5 (sold at the door)South Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City CenterPancakes & SausageALL YOU CARE TO EAT Proceeds are for the benet of the Sun City Center Shrine Club. Payments are not tax deductible or charitable contributions. Why us? Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com 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? You want them to work through a Florida licensed agency that is also bonded and insured. They should have a criminal background check. The service that has all of this and more is Senior Home Companions (SHC). SHC is a private organization, not a franchise, licensed in the State of Florida as a Homemaker/ Companion service for almost 20 years. One thing that makes this organization special is that seniors take care of seniors. All of the caregivers are over 50 years of age. This creates a common understanding and trusting bond between clients and caregivers. Another unique aspect is that all clients and caregivers are interviewed and assessed in their own home, and then matched up according to their needs and interests. SHC is dedicated to providing safe and caring companionship to by seniors helping them to remain as independent as possible, whether they are in their own home, a nursing home, or the hospital. Their goal is to provide peace of mind and dignity during the aging process. The services of SHC include: caring companionship; light housekeeping; meal preparation; medication reminders; transportation to or running errands; respite relief; personal grooming reminders; and much more. Services are available from two to 24 hours of care. For more information call (813) 9803408 or visit the website at www. SeniorHomeCompanions.com. Hundreds of companies and organizations in Florida and throughout the United States participated in Miracle Jeans Day to raise money for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Employees at RE/MAX South Shore Realty associates made donations and traded in business attire for jeans for the day. Miracle Jeans Day was created by Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals as a fun way to get comThe employees at Re/Max South Shore Realty wear denim to show support for All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg on Miracle Jeans Day. Realtors wear jeans in support of kidspanies involved with their local Network Hospital. Participating organizations encouraged employees to purchase a sticker, button or t-shirt for $5, $10 or $20. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. For more information visit www.CMNHospitals.org.

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12 OCTOBER 20, 2011 AT HOME AUTO CARE Master Certified Technicians Coast-to-CoastWarranty Coverage The best in safety, value and performance for your car.Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through American Car Care & NAPAWe service and repair all makes and models including:VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterGIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Lic# MVS51635$2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars+ tax & S.S. DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE 1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B 813-645-8660 THE 20 10BEST OF SOUTH SHORETHE 20 11BEST OF SOUTH SHORE p.m. at the church. This is also a fundraiser.For further information about the college call 813-634-8607, visit www.4lifelearning.org, email tri-c@verizon.net or drop by the college office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and noon Monday through Thursday through Nov. 17. Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r College%  PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSAbove are some of the cookbooks edited by Irene Rich, instructor of Finally Write that Family Cookbook, a new class at Community Church College this fall, have won national acclaim. Some members of the cookbook class want to compile family recipes for future generations while others want to organize their favorites for their own use. clay, even electricity can be used to create it, with a wand tracing electrical charges on paper held in front of the coil. The event that kicked off Friday night and ran through Saturday was Ruskins new Firehouse Cultural Centers Circuit Breaker part of the annual Big Draw. In what otherwise would have been a dark corner of what could be considered downtown Ruskin, people came out to not just appreciate art, but to participate in it. In New York City, the SOHO (an acronym of sorts meaning SOuth of HOuston Street) district has long attracted both artists and art lovers to the area noted for both artists lofts and art galleries. As artists began to move in to what were largely abandoned factories, the city eventually codified the area as an art enclave in 1971, allowing artists to both work and live in the buildings. In recent years, the formerly industrial area has gone more upscale and trendy and the success of the area is unqualified. Could Ruskin become the next SOHO (SOuth H illsbOrough)? That remains to be seen, but the Firehouse Cultural Center is a step in that direction. While art communities are springing up in cities across the nation, the elements that make the difference between success and failure are nebulous. Some planned communities fail while others, such as New Yorks SOHO, begin and thrive with no real planning at all just a single spark that ignites it into a thriving and successful community. Just over a decade ago, few artists would look to Paducah, Kentucky, as an art mecca. But then the city decided to provide an incentive. They would pay to relocate artists and would help to get them established in homes and in successfully operating businesses. The Paducah Artist Relocation Program, operated by the Paducah Renaissance Alliance began in March of 2000 to foster both the arts and artists in the small Midwestern city. The program makes properties owned by the alliance available for as little as one dollar and provides up to $2,500 in reimbursement for architectural and other design services. Matching funds are available for up to $2,500 in moving expenses, acquisition assistance of up to $15,000 and a restaurant incentive of up to $25,000. The success of the program can be measured in the numbers: the community, largely in conjunction with the Paducah Bank, has invested $30 million into the program. Just down the road from South Hillsborough is Bradentons Village of the Arts, a community where artists live and work to enhance quality of life and create a harmonious environment. Located near downtown, the community contains 240 buildings used as both business and homes to area artists. The village includes an independent bookstore, three cafes/restaurants, several arts-related retail establishments, a yoga studio, two wellness centers and the Manatee County Cultural Alliance. Notable in the Paducah program is the large matching fund for the restaurant incentive. For most communities, art alone is not what makes the difference; it is the satellite businesses that appear as the public is drawn by the art: businesses such as restaurants, shops, nightclubs and music venues. For cities, a successful artists community is more than just cultural expansion, it could mean economic expansion as well with the jobs and opportunities those businesses can bring. The Firehouse Cultural Center, with a strong emphasis on public participation, throws this door wide open as a possible renaissance in South Hillsboroughs oldest community. And the impact extends even beyond the dollars. Mark Stern and Susan Seifert of the Social Impact of the Arts Project at the University of Pennsylvania discovered that a thriving arts environment carries social advantages as well. Their study found that art in a community could build bridges across long-standing ethnic and social divides and even build relationships between otherwise disparate neighborhoods. They also found that cultural participation in art helps to make residents more willing to participate in other issues in their community. In Minnesota, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council released a study of art in smaller communities, stating that the arts are weak organizations with a strong social impact with the potential to increase community cohesiveness and contribute to a sense of place. It remains to be seen whether the Firehouse Cultural Center is the spark that could ignite Ruskin to become the next SOHO. The op-Art%  portunity, however, is there with available property nearby and even the historic but long-neglected Ruskin Theater building across the street. Hillsborough County commissioners believed in the project enough to invest $100,000 towards making it a reality. Many others involved in the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, the organization managing the project, and the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce believe in it enough to devote countless hours to its beginning and operation. What is indisputable, however, is that on Friday night the Firehouse Cultural Center had taken what otherwise would have been a dark corner with an abandoned fire station and turned on the lights, drawing people from around the area and bringing life to what should be considered downtown Ruskin. The Circuit Breaker may have been more than just a weekend event it may have created the spark needed to revive more than a century of art in the community. Regardless of scale, it worked. On Friday night, downtown Ruskin was hopping. Friday night was great, said Melanie Morrison, executive director of the Ruskin-SouthShore Chamber of Commerce. It was great to see people coming out in groups of five or ten and all of them finding things to do. For more information about the Firehouse Cultural Center, visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org For information about Bradentons Village of the Arts visit www.villageofthearts.com and for Paducahs Artist Relocation Program visit www. paducahalliance.org

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16 OCTOBER 20, 2011 Beef, bones and some great tunes at Camp BayouThe Porch Pickers provided amazing musical entertainment during the daylight hours. At nightfall, Zebron & James took the stage to accompany the BBQ dinner. Larry Chalmers of Southshore Bait and Tackle gives advice to a couple who stopped by the stores booth at the event. Some of the bones were seriously old: renowned paleontologist Frank Garcia holds the 120 million year old skeleton of a miniature dinosaur known as a psittacosaurs meiylingensis. Camp Bayou, a Hillsborough County Nature Preserve located on 24th St. SE in Ruskin, celebrated their second annual Beef n Bones fundraiser on Saturday with everything from music to fishing and water safety classes. For more information about coming events, visit www.campbayou.org.PHOTOS BY MITCH TRAPHAGENCampaign is to create cultural alliances through community outreach and activism, Michael Parker explained. Parker has been working with Morrison to head-up both the Campaign and the market. Part of this is to help the South Shore neighborhood reach its full potential by making cultural activities more accessible and implementing community projects that promote participation, he said. The corner where the market will be has been donated for use by the Dickman family, one of Ruskins first families and local business owner. So far vendors promising to be on site are jewelry makers, a homemade fudge company, a specialty company that makes breakfast food and sandwiches, and an Ybor City cigar company. Oct. 20 we mailed out about 15 emails and they passed the word, Morrison said. It took off mostly by word of mouth. Vendors will be responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs and canopies and will be allowed to park on the site only to unload. We will do everything possible to see that a large number of people attend this market, Morrison said. We want to make this a profitable experience for both vendors and shoppers. Shoppers will see the advantages in dealing directly with product makers instead of retailers in freshness and pricing, Morrison said. Once the market gets going, the Forward Thinking Campaign plans to design and implement other cultural projects as well. For more information or to sign up to be a vendor, call Morrison at 813919-5946 or Parker at 813-846-2000 or email southshoresundaymarket@ gmail.com. Market% 

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Prepared by Bruce Marsh, artist, University of South Florida professor emeritus and artistic leader of the local annual Big Draw programs, the business plan and accompanying budget documents were submitted to the county in June. In mid-August, Tom Fesler, director of Hillsboroughs business and support services, produced a three-page review of the entire FCC proposal, outlining its weaknesses and strengths as he called for additional information. Fesler also summarized in his report the staff recommendations which suggest county tax dollars should not yet be invested in the center as it currently is described. Nonetheless, in September, county commissioners approved a $100,000 grant for the center in the 2011-2012 budget at the urging of Commissioner Sandra Murman, whose District 1 includes Ruskin. The countys budget year begins on October 1. None of that money, however, has been disbursed nor is it likely to be until commissioners approve new policies covering public monies for non-profit entities, Fesler said this week. Updated policies are to be discussed during the November 2 commission meeting, he added. The budget specialist alluded briefly to The Regent, an upscale, marbled structure in the Winthrop area between Riverview and Brandon built with millions of state and local public dollars but without sufficient oversight by officials on behalf of the public. Rental rates for use of the lavishly appointed building have been too high for most organizations to pay and it actually is not suited for its originally stated purpose as an emergency services facility. Apparently aiming to ensure that no Hillsborough tax dollars are squandered on a cultural center not sufficiently fiscally sound to succeed, Feslers review takes on several aspects of the FCC plan, including its initial budget. For its first year of non-profit operation, the budget prepared by Marsh projects $166,500 in expenses, balanced by the same amount in income. Which in that first year is not designated. Among the expenses are $48,000 in salaries for a director and assistant, $52,000 for programs including an artist in residence, arts classes and workshops, performances and community series, plus $26,700 for equipment and furnishings. Another $39,000 is estimated for routine operating costs such as utilities, insurance and grounds maintenance, including $8,000 for a new ventilation system and $7,400 for publicity and advertising. The budgets start-up costs do not include line items related to the reconstruction or reconfiguration of the former fire station that may be required to make it functional as a public venue for the purposes outlined in the business plan. As for income during the first year, the Marsh budget assumes $36,000 from programming, including $5,000 from the USF School of Art, $4,000 in unnamed sponsor fees, $10,000 incoming from class Cultural center funding%  See CULTURAL CENTER, page 20

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The impact of TimeWarners decision on our local economy will be felt throughout our area and we will all benefit from the companys decision. This is a banner day for our residents and workforce. We look forward to demonstrating our appreciation by collectively offering TW Business Services a warm welcome and helping them become rapidly established here. Chairman Higginbotham, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and EDC Chair Rhea Law recently made a trip to New York City week and expect future announcements on additional jobs being created in Hillsborough County. Teen Monster BashTeen Monster Bash Costume Ball will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin.

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20 OCTOBER 20, 2011 and workshop fees, $6,000 from summer arts camps and $10,000 in a NEA Community Arts Grant. Additionally, he foresees on paper another $23,000 contributed from fund raising activities undertaken by Keller-Williams Realty in March ($3,400) by M&M Printing in December, 2010, ($1,300 from printed calendars), from unlisted performances ($4,300) from the local Tomato Festival ($5,000) and from unnamed Other Events ($9,000). Marsh also projects $5,000 coming from rental of the facilities including $3,200 from Hillsborough Community College drawing classes held there and another $2,600 from other rentals. The proposed year one budget anticipates $16,000 in donations including $15,000 from Private unnamed sources and $85,700 in grants $60,700 from the Community Foundation of Sun City Center and $25,000 from unlisted corporate givers. The income side of the projected balance sheet is made particularly shaky by the revenues stated but not sourced, by the fact the business plan includes several letters from private corporations and public officials commending the cultural center effort but none committing any funds of any sort, and by inclusion of such assumed money generators as the annual tomato festival which has not been held for two years and for which no future plans have been announced. The projected second and third year budgets call for lower overall expenses of $152,000 and $152,500 respectively, but higher salaries for the director and assistant as well as increases in programming costs attributed to the artist in residence, etc. The third budget projects a $500 shortfall. The succeeding years income figures rely on the same named and unnamed sources and contributors as listed in the first year. However, at least one of them has no knowledge of the figures plugged into those budgets. Both the second and third year budget projections include substantial sums each year from M&M Printing, But Wes Mullins, the firms CEO, said this week no such commitments were made. The company assisted with the calendar fund raising as a community service, and may well help out in the future, he noted, but no specific contributions have been promised at this time. In his assessment of the FCC business plan, Fesler noted that it does an adequate job of describing the project and the benefits that will accrue to Hillsborough County and the Ruskin community. It also demonstrates support from community organizations, he added. On the other hand, the budget analyst pointed to several areas of insufficient information. For example, he emphasized any formal agreement would be between the county and RCDF because it is the foundation that is acknowledged as a not-for-profit corporation with 501(c) 3 designation under the federal tax code. Yet, the last available RCDF 990 or federal tax filing required of non-profits is for 2008. Fesler also stated the plan does not establish reserves, does not explain how financial records will be maintained, does not provide for internal controls to protect assets and does not detail banking activities. He suggested that added information about the relationship between RCDF and the FCC is required, that support of the line items for salaries is needed and that explanation of the SCC Community Fund grant totaling more than $120,000 over three years is necessary. In addition, he said firm revenue commitments should be identified. Feslers review concluded with staff recommendations that the FCC business plan be updated to address deficiencies, that no direct financial support be given to FCC or RCDF unless they can meet the standards set for other County funded nonprofits, and that the county maintain ownership of the fire station and make any necessary modifications. The report went on to note that based on examination of the 2008 RCDF tax return it appears they are a very small organization and therefore unlikely to be able to meet standards currently imposed on other county-funded non-profits (ie-an annual audit). Fesler told The Observer this week that staff members met with FCC representatives to explain the concerns and that he is awaiting the updated FCC business plan Marsh, the artist and retired academic who authored the FCC business plan and budgets, did not respond to a telephone call from The Observer. However, Arthur Mac Miller, another retired academic and an RCDF director, said the foundations board to date has not formally approved any funds for the FCC, nor, he added, has Feslers review been either brought to the boards attention or mentioned in FCC meeting minutes as far as I know. He went on to say that speaking as a local resident, not as a board member, he views Feslers analysis as entirely fair and that the remedies recommended are essential for a realistic budget that can be defended in detail. 2011 Melody JamesonCultural center funding%  Ruskins former fire station (above in 2010) is now known as the Firehouse Cultural Center.MELODY JAMESON PHOTONature programs offeredJoin the Tampa Bay Audubon Society in a Family Nature presentation held the second Saturday of each month at Hillsborough Countys Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa. All presentations are geared to elementary age children all the way up to adults. A $5 donation is encouraged to cover program cost. Reservations are required. Learn about what you can and cant compost. Worms and containers will be available for purchase. safely can tomatoes, and where to purchase supplies. ferent gardens that can be planted in Florida and when to begin planting. 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Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS Kids Program/Event Highlights October 20 to 26Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza. Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Join them for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Adult Program/Event Highlights October 20 to 26 Learn to create forms and reports using the data in your database. Create switchboards and dynamic drop-down menus. Previous experience with Microsoft Access is highly recommended. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Captain Alatriste en two travelers becomes a murder-for-hire arranged by Emilio Bocanegra, the name synonymous with the Spanish Inquisition. What happens next is only the first in a series of riveting twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe. Monster Bash Costume Ball* Dress in character and celebrate with a night of music, dancing, games, and prizes. There will be a special contest for the best costume. Advance tickets are available and ticketholders are entered into a special raffle contest. *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call (813) 634-1396 for more information about the Friends. Free boat safety inspections are held every Saturday by the U.S. Coast These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10 a.m. to noon at Simmons Park in Ruskin on the first and third Saturday of the month and at Williams Park in Gibsonton on the second and fourth Saturday, also from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call (813) 645-6984. Looking for a rewarding way to help others? Have some spare time? The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary FloYou are invited to come to an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Eberhardt Building, 909 North Course Lane in Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (813) 633-5416. Free boat safety inspections held Best Spaghetfor all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29: ENF Fundraiser. Entertainment is the Crazy Carol Show. Hors doeuvres at 5 p.m. and the show is scheduled for 6 p.m.. The cost is $8. Carol has put together a completely new program. Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valentines Western Caribbean Fundraiser The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 U.S. The Club has a clean, smoke-free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities 1968 Roadrunner is Cruiser of the Month A 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner with a 440 cubic-inch V8 under the hood, owned by Bob Campbell of Riverview, is the Roamin Oldies Cruiser of the Month for October. Bob acquired the car about three years ago. He had a Plymouth as a young man, and was looking for something similar, but with somewhat more muscle. The Viper Red Roadrunner fit the bill, with muscle to spare. Bob restored the driveline, then installed some personal touches including bucket seats with a floor shifter, and eye-catching 18-inch Chip Foose wheels. The monthly Roamin Oldies cruise-in is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Mama Iguanas Restaurant in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US41. The event is free to both entrants and spectators, and the public is welcome. About 90 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars and trucks are typically on display, accompanied by classic 1950s music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Mama Iguanas Restaurant For information, call Paul at 633-8540. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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22 OCTOBER 20, 2011 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 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. Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The seat of ethics is in our hearts, not in our minds. Vannevar Bush Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Redeemed Trio to perform locallyThe Redeemed Trio from Waycross, GA, will be performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Sun City Christian Center The church is located at 17566 U.S. Hwy. 301, Wimauma, two miles south of S.R. 674. Join them for a night of music that will bless us all through the Holy Spirit. A love offering will be taken. For more information call (813) 633-1188. Missionary is welcomed to Trinity BaptistTrinity Baptist Church recently hosted Missionary Wes Peterson, who lives in Texas with his family. He spoke about his work at the Sunday evening service as well as at a reception following the service. His organization works to facilitate partnerships between mission organizations and student ministries. From left to right are Missions Committee Chairman Jim Shumway, Missionary Wes Peterson, Missions Committee members Sandy Hooks, Doris Stromberg, Alyce Randolph and Dave Green. For information on the church, call 634-4228. Bingo celebrates first anniversarySaint Anne Catholic Church recently celebrated its first anniversary of Bingo on Oct. 6 with Father John McEvoy, Pastor, acting as guest caller for the early bird games. Bingo is under the direction of Sheree Paskert and Sandy Ottino. Regular callers are Brian Paskert and Clint Paskert, with back-up callers Gil Mosher and Roland McPike. The remaining volunteer workers responsible for the success of this weekly event are Stacey Paskert, Beth Bergschneider, Cindy Rolewicz, Veronica Mosher, Terri Giardina, Suzie Vong, Sandy McPike, Randi Moretti, Pat Csizmadia, and Denise Lieberman. The busy winter months are further supported by snowbird helpers Norb and Kay Zelten, Rick and Sandy Czachor, and Jim and Jo McGlynn. The food concession is manned loyally every week by the team of Karen Martin, Terry Adams, and Mary McFadden. St. Anne Bingo is held every Thursday at 7 p.m. with a progressive jackpot paying out either $100 or $250 based on the number of balls called. Early bird games start at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo is held at the Joachim Hall which is located next to Saint Anne Church on US 41 in Ruskin. A cake marked the first anniversary of St. Annes bingo on Oct. 6.Its a crafty sale!The Craft Fair is being held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center. The Fair will open at 8:30 a.m. and the admission is free. Start the morning with coffee and fresh baked goodies from the famous Bake Sale. Then its time to go shopping and enjoy all the talented vendors such as sisters Esther and Rachel. Complete your morning with a delicious luncheon served until 1 p.m. Esther Brooks adds her artistic touch with floral and organic designs to every day objects like a ceramic butter dish and object dart such as a tall elegant vase. Great for gifts and decorating the home for the holidays. Rachel Flacks beaded jewelry designs include whimsical holiday themes such as Santa Claus and crystal Christmas tree earrings as well as stylish necklaces with matching earrings to wear with some of your favorite outfits year round. For more information, call Terry Hood at 493-4957New Season for Fantastic Friday beginsEveryone in the community and surrounding areas is invited at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 to the Fantastic Friday Dinner Theater season opening at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center. Entertainment for the evening will be Homer Noodleman, with his comedy, magic, impressions, and instrumental talents. The menu will be pork loin, stuffed cabbage, salad, vegetables, beverages and German chocolate cake. The Dinner/Show package begins at 6 p.m. and the cost is $17 per person. Tickets may be purchased following the 10 a.m. worship service and on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon in the church Narthex. Tickets for the entertainment only are $5 and may be purchased at the above times or at the door the night of the performance at 7 p.m. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.CCW to meetThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Conesa Center following 8 a.m. Mass. Guest Speaker will be Msg. Michael DeVine from St. Brendan Parish in Clearwater. He will speak on age and memory. Tickets for the Christmas Party go on sale at this meeting. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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OCTOBER 20, 2011 23 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.................4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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 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: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton PastorMASSES 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.Area Obituaries h Edward C. RudolphyEdward C. Rudolphy (Ed), 85, of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away October 13 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Signy; daughters Cynthia, Pamela, Jennifer and Margaret; 6 grandchildren; 4 greatgrandchildren; 2 sisters, numerous nieces and nephews. A private family celebration of his life will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center would be appreciated. Frederic William SlaterFred Slater, beloved husband of Marion L. (Traudt) of 47 years, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at the age of 81. Fred grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut, lived in Massachusetts for many years and has lived in Florida for 26 years. He never met a stranger and was known for being the fix it man for friends and neighbors who needed help. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and worked for Northrop Grumman Corp. as a Sales and Marketing Executive prior to retiring n Florida in 1985. Fred is survived by his wife, Marion; sons, David P. (Christine) Slater, Bruce E. Slater, Diane; daughters M. (Ron) Shursen, Linda J. (Jon) Sadlon and Cathy A. Slater; 8 grandchildren: Rebecca (Joey) Manson, Peter (Maire) Slater, Jennifer (Ben) Elhorst, Chelsea and Natalie Sadlon, Chelsea Slater, James and Hannah Shursen, and five great grandchildren, Nisha and Raelen Slater, Claire and Max Manson, and Hannah Elhorst. A 6th great grandchild is expected in February, 2012. Services will be held on Saturday Oct. 22, 2011 at the Southern Funeral Care Chapel 10510 Riverview Drive, Riverview. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lifepath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin or to a charity of your choiceStephen M. PrusakStephen M. Prusak, our son, brother and friend, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2011. Steve was born on February 21, 1958 in Olean, NY. He graduated from Olean High School in 1976 and went on to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in NY, Clemson University in S.C. and received his MBA at St. Bonaventure University in Allegheny, NY A kind and gentle man, Steve is survived by his parents, Eugene and Florence Prusak of Sun City Center, Fl., his brother, Paul (Sue) Prusak of Oroville, CA, special cousins Mary & Mary and many other family and friends. A Memorial Mass was held October 11, 2011 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center, Fl. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Steves memory may do so to the charity of your choice, keeping in mind that he always had a Soft Spot for the homeless and animals. The Prusaks wish to thank their family and their Sun City Center Family for their kindness and prayers of support. You will never know how much you are all appreciated. Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19Womens Fellowship begins new seasonThe United Community Church Womens Fellowship will hold their first General Meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The event will feature a salad/ dessert luncheon and guest speaker Yvonne Ponsor. Her topic is Growing In Gods Garden. The community is invited to the church located at 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. For more information, call, Rebecca ODell at 633-7979.hFall Festival of Crafts scheduledOn Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 the Prince of Peace Fall Festival of Crafts will provide you with the opportunity to start your holiday shopping early. You can purchase from a variety of handcrafted items including quilts, original artwork, ceramics, pottery, floral design, jewelry, quilted items, wood creations, personalized items, toys and holiday decor. Over 35 crafters and artisans will be on display with breakfast, lunch and beverage items available for purchase on both days. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located in Sun City Center at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., and the Festival takes place in the churchs Conesa Center on the first floor. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. until 3p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more information call Lynn at (941) 723-8431.Congregations attend two-day conferenceThe Sun City, Ruskin and Riverview congregations of Jehovahs Witnesses will be among the 24 attending a 2-day circuit assembly. It will be held the week-end of Oct. 22 and 23, at the Assembly Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Plant City at exit 22 of I-4. The program will run from 9:40 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 9:40 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open at 8 a.m.; no admission charge, no collections taken, the public is invited. The theme will be Let Gods Name Be Sanctified, based on the opening petition in the model or Lords prayer at Matt 6:9. The various speakers will explain the need to guard our thoughts, speech, decisions, conduct, recreation, associations, etc., because these, if negative, can reflect unfavorably on the God we worship, not just on ourselves or our family.Chicken dinner at Ruskin United MethodistRuskin United Methodists Mens Club will sponsor a Chicken Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 105 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (1 block behind the SunTrust Bank) Cost is $6. For any questions call 645-1241 Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.h hNew minister welcomedThe Rev. Dr. Mark Salmon was installed as the new minister at St Andrew Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 9. Mark, and his wife, Dee, came to Sun City Center from Grace Presbyterian Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, where they served for ten years. Some of the highlights of Marks ministry there included trips to Israel, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and Mexico; Christmas audio greetings from shut-ins, birthday party communion services; bike rides, Spanish classes, dinner Theaters, drama ministry, Christian Clowns, a walkers ministry, internet special prayer groups, Fifty Day Spiritual Adventures, Cursillo/Emmaus, Alpha, contemporary and traditional worship. Mark said, My ministry approach is a belief that church membership means the vows of membership are not just professed but kept since they are a covenant made before God. The only valid reason to join a church is because we love and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. From left to right: Dee Salmon, Mark Salmon, and Marks mother, Betty SalmonUnity in Brandon hosts concertJoy Katzen-Guthrie will present a musical concert following the 10:30 a.m. morning service on Oct. 23. Unity in Brandon invites you to enjoy the concert following the service. A love offering will be taken. The church is located at 129 N. Moon Ave., in Brandon.See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classied advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100octoOCTOBerER 20, 2011 THE SHOPPER To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 estateESTATE saSALesES 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 is the BBuyers Marketplace 105 PersonaERSONALOliver Oriodian is apply for a speed exemption permit. 813-917-6468115 LostLOST & FoundOUNDFFound mountain bike on L Longcrest D Dr., Reward $50 L Lost camera, silver digital with memory card. (broken in any condition). Moms memorial service, and new birth. 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EEverything must go. _ ____________________________________________________ _ ___________________________________________________ _ ____________________________ _ ______ _ __________ _ _____________________________________________SRnt THE SHOPPER CLASSIFIEDLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGADVERTISINGcall 813-645-3111 Ext. 201; 813-645-1792; or mail this form to The Shopper $17.0030 for each additional word DEADLLINEA Ad and payment must Monday for publication in that weeks edition. _ ___________________ Ad copy as you wish it to appear: _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ CARDS Yard sale. 1813 A Allegheny D Dr, S SCC. 3 wheel bike, yards of fabric, large craft edition). L L ots of yarn. ceramic molds with paint & supplies, linens, women clothing. T T oo much to list. S S aturday, Oct. N N orth of Big Bend, behind A A dvance A A uto. Housewares & more! Priced to sell!. 8am. SSaturday. Webb Blvd., West, S SCC. L Lamps, bedding, lots of misc. 8am-1pm.R R enaissance area. S S CC garage sale. N Numerous individual households. S SatPebble Beach dance. F Furniture, tools, lots of different Caloosa T Trace, D Del Webb West & L LyndBalloons mark houses. 312 estateESTATE saSALesES Thrift Stor e1424 E. College Av e. 813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Luthera n Church W y, Fr y y9 a.m. Noon The SKIRT SaleBOGO on allSKIRTSPLUS, the Secret Sale Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Roomto Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comA nne's Estate Sales 1929 East View Dr., SCC(Take El Rancho or N. Pebble Beach Blvd. to Caloosa Dr. to East Vi ew Dr.)PARK ON EST AT E SALE SIDE ONLY Clayton Marcus Sofa, Wingbacked Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Antique Settee, Wedgwood China, Bentwood Dinette Table w/Chairs, Brass Queen Bed, Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner, White Wicker Queen Bed w/Night Stand, Leather Sofa & Matching Loveseat, Antique desk, Lots of Artwork, Patio Furniture, Twin & Queen Bedroom Suite, Cherry American Drew Bedroom Furniture, Collectables, Madam Alexander Dolls & Doll Collection, Permalife Air Purifier, Schwinn Ladies Bike, Lots of Books, Area Rugs, To ols, Household, Kitchen, and Misc. Items. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comA nne's Estate Sales 330 FurnitureURNITUREDDining room furniture, large TV TV, wheelchair, walker, G German bookcase, clothG G orgeous dining room set. 3 leaf, 6 Cane-backed chairs, china cabinet. S SCC Call Katarine 813-938-3414 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R Ronnys Carts & 370 LawnLAWN and AND GardenGARDENAnne Pidgeons LLandscape installation, design, trimPut some color in your life. 425 SLipsIPS orOR StoraTORAGeESSouth Bay RV RV & Boat S Storage. S Special-S Storage.com 455 automo AUTOMOBiILesES 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer. WE BUY CARS$ Cash $ All makes & models We pay top dollarDont get caught up in the trade game813 802-1464 We are wo rth the drive from anywhere! We re -c over or make new cushions Delivery Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed on Weekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. Tampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE

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THE SHOPPER M.H. HOUSING RENTALS oeore REAL ESTATE A SS We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 F SS SS Lotet RV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 oeore ooForSeRuskin/ Bahia Beach. Beautiful 2br/2ba, fully furnished, covered balcony, waterfront condo for sale by owner $125,000. Call 770-855-8370 HirMobile home in 55+ park. Low lot rent. 1br/1ba with 2 room additions. Ruskin, nice lot. Call 813-938-3877 or 813465-2457 ter rotet The Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus deposit. No pets. 813-850-5217, 813-863-6123, 813-863-6124 Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Seasonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440-666-1330 Adorable home for annual renter in SCC on lake. Unfurnished. 2br/2ba/2cg. $950 monthly obo. A must see. 813938-5360HoeorretS 3, 2 & 1 bedrooms. No pets. Ruskin, Gibsonton area. RV lots available 813310-1888 or 813-849-1469 3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly. 813-482-6374 2br/1ba, covered carport. Totally brand new inside. Porcelain tile & carpeted, all appliances. (Lease) $775 monthly plus deposit, included all amenities. Call 813-477-3792 Ruskin. 2br/1ba, large fenced backyard, pet considered. $800 monthly, 1st, last & security. Call John 813-641-3681 1 bedroom, possible 2 bedroom for rent. Water, trash, lawn, boat ramp included. No pets. $450 monthly 941-447-2428. Handyman welcome. Ruskin, pretty 3br/2ba, privacy fence, deck, new carpet & paint. Washer/ dryer. $1000 monthly plus secured deposit. 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CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RETIREMENT/STARTER HOME: Modern 2BR/2BA manufactured home, bright open kitchen & living area, enclosed lanai, large utility-rm, great 12x24 attached workshop and carport. Home is on own lot, no HOA, no flood insurance needed. Close to town and golf course. $63,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 UNIQUE RIVERFRONT LOT, RUSKIN: With all utilities on site, it is ready for your dream house/manufactured home. Desirable PD-MU zoning, great fishing, deep water, a large newer dock and unique view of water & nature. $199,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 REDUCED TO THE RIDICULOUS! Quaint 3BR/2BA house on over 3 lovely acres, 2-car detached garage, huge screened porch, fenced and cross-fenced and more! Only $113,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 HOW LOW WILL THEY GO? They probably dont even know until you make an offer on either of these 2 nice waterfront properties. 3BR/2BA recently updated home on Little Manatee is surrounded by tropical landscaping. Recently updated. Duplex on canal close to bay has 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Suitable for extended family or investment. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 REDUCED $329,000. OVER 1 ACRE ON LITTLE MANATEE RIVER. Features extra large bedrooms which includes in-law or guest quarters. 5-car garage for the car lovers with extra carport. High bank of the river, out of the flood zone. This is a must see. Easy to show so CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft. of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres MOL). Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage. Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq. ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 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 SOLD!SOLD!SALE PE NDING! CALLClaire T ortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 AND GREA 2BR/2BA, split plan, huge air-conditioned addition, inside utilit y, 2 -car carport and a large attached storage/workshop. Beautiful fruit trees, no HOA, no Flood Insurance needed and only on its own lot, with screen porch, carport, utility shed and 2nd shed used as workshop. L shaped living-dining room, built-in china c abinets, nice kitchen, newer floors sold partially furnished. A This residential cleared lot is in a peaceful area, close to everything, adjacent to a beautiful newer Key We st style home. RENTALS 1BR/1.5BA larger upleveled lanai, W/D, furnished, starting at......... $650/month 2BR/2BA furnished, W/D $695/month 2BR/2BA SCC in Greenbriar, 2-car garage, wood floors, unfurnished....................... $975/month for legs, joints, etc. in-homeCaregiver/ Companion, live-in capable, 20 yrs. experience, SCC resident, loving care for your family/ friends. CALL813 226-7217Diabetic Anondyne Treatments Y

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www.ObserverNews.netOctober 20, 2011 Volume 55 Number 39THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOMelanie Morrison and Michael Parker, founders of the newly-formed Forward Think ing Campaign in Ruskin, stand on the spot where the Coffee Cup restaurant once stood. The first project of the Campaign is to open a Sunday market there styled after the one in Ybor Citys Centennial Park. A vision realized:South Shore Market to be patterned after YborBy PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, cut flowers, prepared foods both to eat on site and in take-home packages, hand-made arts and crafts and specialty items will all be available at the South Shore Market on its Grand Opening weekend, Oct. 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to Grand Opening Oct. 29-303 p.m. and the first Sunday of every month after that, beginning in November. As of Oct. 15, 20 vendors had signed up to sell their wares at the Grand Opening. The market will be patterned after Ybor Citys Fresh Market, where specialty items are sold at Centennial Park on the weekends along with an eclectic group of artists, writers, musicians, jewelry makers and other artisans demonstrating and selling their work. The market will be located in the heart of town, at the southeast corner of U.S. 41 and Shell Point Road, on the spot where the Coffee Cup restaurant served its renowned coffee and home-made pies until the building was razed. This isnt a flea market, said Melanie Morrison, one of the two people spearheading the project. All arts and crafts will be juried by the South Shore Market Committee. Hand-crafted artists and craft vendors must be responsible for creating 75 percent of their product in order to qualify for handcrafted rates. If they make less than 75 percent of what they sell they must request an application to be an import vendor, she said. The market is the first project of the newlyformed Forward Thinking Campaign, an organization that is seeking nonprofit status. The purpose of the Forward Thinking Can artsave South Hillsborough?By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Even in a cold global economy, art is red hot. Last week in London, the Frieze art fair put $350 million in art on the tables. One New York City art adviser, planning to attend the event and other satellite events for emerging artists, told Newsweek that her buyers were itching to buy art, mostly works priced under $30,000. New York City has long been an enclave for both art and artists and Los Angeles is taking steps to emerge as a world art destination. Sante Fe, New Mexico and Sedona, Arizona, as well as many other smaller cities are well-established meccas for both art and artists. And then, too, there is Paducah, Kentucky. Art was one of the founding facets of Ruskin, along with collective hard work and education. Although the commune-oriented community has long since vanished, the area has continued to attract artists, despite that no formal plan exists to entice them. In nearby Sun City Center, both the creation and display of art is one of the citys leading activities. The Art Club in Sun City Center offers a wide variety of classes and yeararound exhibitions both at their location in the Community Association complex and in the SouthShore Regional Library. On Friday night, with powerful rotating spotlights drawing in the sky, kids both young and old danced to a techno beat as they were bathed in checkered lights while a laser beam drew designs on the wall next to MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOYoung people dancing in the light at the Firehouse Cultural Centers Circuit Breaker event last weekend.them. Children with remote controls in their hands drove plastic radio-controlled cars with magic markers attached, creating a fun and unique work of art on a large piece of paper as the cars raced. Others sat at easels, drawing their interpretation of a woman posing, or whatever entered into their minds. In the parking lot was a Tesla coil a device capable of creating miniature lightning bolts that served the purpose of demonstrating that art is not limited to pencils, paints and See MARKET, page 16Hurricane seasons last gasp? Dont count on it yet.A tropical system that originally teetered on tropical storm strength lumbered up the Gulf Coast of Florida bringing heavy rains and gusty winds this week. With fall-like weather delivered from a strong cold front following the storm it is easy enough to forget that hurricane season lasts until November 30. October is frequently an active month in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean, with rapidly forming storms that can impact the Tampa Bay area with short notice. For information about hurricanes and hurricane season, visit www.nhc.noaa.govNOAA RADARCultural center business plan, finances still works in progressBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.net RUSKIN This communitys developing center for exhibiting creative arts is exhibiting a flair for creative financing. Reviews by both county staff and local entities of the Firehouse Cultural Centers (FCC) draft business plan and proposed three-year budget are prompting specific questions springing from missing information and shaky figures. Additionally, a recently awarded $100,000 Hillsborough County grant for the new center is being held up as the administration double checks its policies regarding monies funneled to such not-for-profit operations. Planning for a cultural center headquartered in the now-vacant former Ruskin Fire Station at First Street and First Avenue in the heart of the business district began in earnest about a year ago. The former fire station structure and site, replaced earlier this year with a new and larger facility on East College Avenue, are owned by Hillsborough County. Envisioned as a cultural hub functioning as an exploratory lab of the arts, the See ART, page 12 See CULTURAL CENTER FUNDING, page 17 Family Owned & Operated 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Offi ce)813-633-7116 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Get The Look!

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OCTOBER 20, 2011 3 Monday Thursday 7 a.m. 10 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A. NEW LOCATION Opening Soon: Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com (Ages 5 and up) Ofce of: Samuel C. Martino, D.O. Jacqui M. Dawson, D.O. Frank A. Sirchia, M.D. George R. Cheesman III, M.D. Nektarios S. Demetriou, D.O. Belinda B. Johnson, M.D.Effective Oct. 1st, please welcome new physician BELINDA B. JOHNSON, M.D. Doctor Johnson specializes in Womens and Community Health and is now accepting new patients. Balm community planners expand its bordersBy MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netBALM When community planners assemble here next week, they will be dealing with a bigger Balm. Responding to sentiment expressed in recent meetings by members of the citizen advisory group, the plan study boundaries have been expanded to now encompass some 23,500 acres east of U.S. 301, with the bulk of that acreage laying generally between State Road 674 to the south and County Road 672 to the north. The new boundaries more than double the Balm Plan study area, according to Pedro Parra, professional planner with The Planning Commission and part of the team which has been assisting the advisory group in shaping their community plan since last February. The extended borders take the planning area east to the edge of land expected to yield raw phosphate for Mosaic. Much of the acreage now within the plan study area is very rural, Parra indicated. Using less visible section lines as well as highly visible landmarks such as roads, the outline of the community from the planning standpoint is exceedingly uneven on both the north and south. The eastern and western boundaries, however, are on arrow straight alignments. Outlined on a map, the community that now is subject of the Balm Community Plan is at its largest to the east and shrinks to about a third of that size at its most western point. The straight eastern boundary is on an alignment two miles east of Sweat Loop, Parra said. The much shorter western boundary would be the northern end of Wimaumas Westlake Drive if Westlake ran that far north, he added. The ragged southern border of the plan study area abuts S.R. 674 at the eastern end and follows roughly the northern boundary of the Wimauma Village Plan as the new boundary jogs and turns in a northwesterly direction. The study areas northern border generally is about two miles north of C.R. 672, overlapping at points the long-established Riverview Plans southern boundary, Parra noted. With a new study plan area to work with, members of the advisory group also will get started on lists of their goals and objectives for the Balm of the future when they meet Tuesday, October 25, said Lisa Silva, planner leading the Balm team. As part of this process, which may require several sessions for the dozens of citizen planners to work through, they also will frame and refine their vision statement, Silva added. It is the vision statement that sets the tone for their plan and summarizes what the planning group agrees the future community should be. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the Balm Civic Center. As the Balm Plan gradually takes on solid shape, residents like Marcella OSteen, former president of the Balm Civic Association, said this week she wants to ensure the future outlooks goals and objectives are consistent with the countys Comprehensive Plan and Land Use provisions. Quoting from Hillsboroughs legally binding Comp Plan she noted that as future growth presses in on ruHalloween Social at Palmetto Historical Park Volunteers dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz during last years Halloween Social.ral areas such as Balm, it will be important that such sections of the county are protected to provide for long term land intensive agricul tural uses and large lot low density rural residential uses called for in the countywide concept. Balm is the last of the eight primary communities in South County to engage in planning for the future. Many of the already approved community plans soon will be reviewed for updating, by law. The first update, Parra noted, is to be the SouthShore Areawide Community Plan undertaken in July, August and September of 2012. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will be celebrating Halloween Friday, Oct. 28th, from 5:30 p.m. There will be trick-or-treat ing, crafts, games, face painting, a wishing well, get your fortune told, visit the 100 Acre Woods, fly into adventure with Peter Pan and lots of other spooky happenings. Palmetto Publix is sponsoring a costume contest that will take place at 6:30 p.m. Test your skill at the Pirates-Marauders Speed Pitch, proceeds to benefit family programming in the park. Parrish Publix is sponsoring the Scooby Doo Mystery Spin. Decorated buildings in the park will be sponsored by the Ellenton-Parrish Lions Club and the Manatee Riverside Rotary Club. Demetrios will be selling $2 pizza and drinks and Alexs Lem onade Stand will be raising funds for childhood cancer research with baked goods and lemonade. This family event is FREE! For more information, call 941-721-2034 or 941-723-4991. Sponsored by R.B. Chips Shore, Manatee County Clerk of the Cir cuit Court, Palmetto Historical Commission, Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Inc., and the City of Palmetto. This planning map displays the enlarged Balm Community Plan study area which now encompasses more than 23,500 acres that could become that community in the future. The area lays substantially between S.R. 674 and C.R. 672 and stretches eastward to the edge of Mosaic phosphate mining lands.MAP COURTESY OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION

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X 4 The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor 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:Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net 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 Newspapersthey are making and know it is their decision whether or not to correct them. My style of teaching fits with the latter more than with the former. I like to look for solutions rather than dwell on problems, but then most of my career involved teaching the workingworld adult. I think it is important not to dwell on mistakes. Robert Townsend said it best. Admit your mistakes openly, maybe even joyfully. Encourage your associates to do likewise by commiserating with them. Never castigate. Babies learn to walk by falling down. If you beat a baby every time he falls down, hell never care much for walking. The younger students learned much from the experience of the older students, which is good since none of us will live long enough to make all of the mistakes ourselves. I think the major difference was In a college class I was teaching on the fundamentals of communi cation, I found it interesting that there was a significant difference in the reason and style of learning for the various age groups. In that one class, I had students whose ages ranged from 17 to 55quite a large age difference. Here are some of the factors I found. The younger students were willing to accept infor mation for the sake of information. They were quick to trust that somewhere in life that infor mation would be valuable to them. They made no attempt to ascertain what that value might be; they simply recorded the information, much the way a tape recorder would record the information. On the other hand, the more senior students were not so quick to accept that the information provided would be valuable to them. They continually challenged me to make the information relevant to their current goals. Maybe it was because, unlike the younger students, they had specific appli cations to which they wanted to apply what they were learning. Another difference I found was the young students were very inter ested in critical feedback. They said, Tell me what Im doing wrong, so I can stop doing it. On the other hand, the older students were more interested, not in discovering what they were doing wrong but rather in what they were doing right so they could build upon it. Again, it might well be a matter of life experience. The young students want to know what mistakes they are making. The older students already know the mistakes By William Hodges Age bring change in learning style POSITIVE TALKin the level of commitment the students of different ages displayed. For the most part, the younger students were there to get a degree. Someone had told them that if they were to succeed in this world, they had to have a piece of paper signifying that they had attended college. An education was simply a by-product. They did those things necessary to get the grade they wantednothing more. The senior students were interested in grades but, for the most part, went far beyond what was necessary to get a passing grade in order to get full value from the educa tional content of the course. As an example, six of the 19 persons in that particular class were over 40 and all of six of them did the extra credit assignment that I offered for course enrichment. Only two of the remaining younger students did the assignment. I will point out that none of the ones who did the assignment needed the extra credit. These observations can be very Shampoo, Conditioner and 3-Minute Scalp Massage Styled just the way you like it! You Deserve It! Long hair extra. 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I cut it out, copy it, and send it to all of my grandchildren, who are scattered around the U.S. They tell me they share it with their friends. I think it has impacted their lives very favorably. In addition to those influences, I send it to various friends in Amherst, NY, California, and include it in many letters that I write (love my copying machine). You truly have a National Treasure in Mr. Hodges, I believe, and of course my correspondents let me know, as he has improved their lives. It is often very difficult to find well-written, intel ligent and influential articles that young people and others will read and use these days. Desi Buckley, Sun City Center useful whenever we are in a position of having to educate people in any situation. There is a significant difference in giving information to teenagers and those who are over 40. Young people are more likely to accept the information on faith and present few questions. The older student will be less likely to accept the teachers word on faith and will constantly want to know how the information can be put to use in a practical way. The next time you are the teacher, remember this difference in learn ing style as we grow older. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs 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.comAcupuncture & Wellness Clinic is movingAcupuncture & Wellness Clinic of Ruskin is on the move. As of Tuesday, Oct. 25, their new clinic will be located just 2 blocks west of their present location at 207 4th St. NW on the corner of W. Shell Point Road and 4th St. NW. Clinic parking is still on W. Shell Point Road. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (813) 645-8168.

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X 8 5 5 The Ruskin Moose Lodge # 813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Anti-Bullying assembly presented is the South Shore area interested in attending at the luncheon. luncheon. ABWC celebrates an early Thanksgiving Ruskin VFW Post #6287 and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday Thursday, Oct. 20 Friday, Oct. 21 Saturday, Oct. 22 Turkey Shoot Sunday, Oct. 23 Monday, Oct. 24 Tuesday, Oct. 25 Wednesday, Oct. 26 Car wash is fundraiser The event is Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids New rec program offered Recreation and Conservation Friday at 18 recreation centers rent school reduced or free lunch letter. Crafters and vendors wanted filled with activities for everyone. It will feature Santa for the little They still have a few vendor Its Seafood Festival time Now in its 23rd year, the Ruskin Ave. NW in Ruskin, on Saturday local schools. www.ruskinseafoodfestival.org.

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Added to a long list of old favorites like Writing Memoirs and News & Views for the fall semester which runs Oct. 10 through Nov. 17 are Finally Write that Family Cookbook, Dreams and You, Event Planning and Interior Design. The line-up for spring includes new courses too, including Using the iPhone, Hypnosis! The Muslim Religion, Bad Girls of the Bible, and The Jewish People Today. The people in the new Event Planning class want to learn about both large events and small. I want to know what you want to learn in the next five weeks, said instructor Patricia Leyden, whose long list of credentials includes marketing, sales and catering director for Marriott Hotels and college event planning instructor. Leyden said she was surprised at the knowledge her students already had of the subject. While most of the people enrolled in her class were serious students planning events for large groups and organizations or businesses, some just wanted to know how to plan intimate dinner parties and other events held at home. People always want to know about wedding planning and birthday parties, Leyden said. Budgets, venue, rooms, invitations, seating, structure, food, entertainment and more will all be discussed in future classes. Meanwhile, in the Your Dreams and You class, Carol Oschmann, author of three books about dreams and their interpretation, talked about guidelines for remembering your dreams and what they might represent. Oschmann discussed a group method of dream interpretation and how peoples belief systems influence the way they interpret their dreams. In Irene Richs Finally Write that Family Cookbook class, Rich asked if the people in the room wanted to publish a cookbook, record family recipes for future generations or organize their favorites. The response was varied, but one stood out. Joan Shalleck said she had 1,445 cookbooks, many from other countries. Shalleck says her love of cooking runs in the family. Her son David is a Master Chef and cookbook author. Rich has written cooking columns for many magazines and newspapers, but her main work has been editing other authors cookbooks. Two of the books she edited won national acclaim. Richs scrapbook contains a letter written by Time Inc., publisher of The Great Tastes of Chinese Cooking, which she edited. The book won the National Tastemaker Award in 1980 and the letter says it was one of the best edited books ever received by that publisher. Another book Rich edited won Patricia Leyden says she is amazed at the knowledge and experience of her students and wants to know what they wish to learn from her Event Planning course.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSSally Erath, academic dean of Community Church College in Sun City Center, a noncredit lifelong learning experience held at the United Community Church, has added new courses in both the fall and spring semesters.a national competition as part of a New Jersey Press Womans national media competition. Rich brought these books and many magazine and newspaper cooking columns to the class to share as she gave tips for choosing, compiling and printing family cookbooks. Besides the new classes, many popular favorites return each year and continue to attract new people. Erath said she will continue the classes as long as they continue to be popular. In its 35th year of life-long (adult) education, Community Church College operates out of the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center, but the classes arent restricted to residents of that community. Theyre open to anybody, and some may be joined at any time. The college is offering 40 different classes this year. Enrollment is down this year for several reasons, Erath said. The snowbirds are coming back much later probably because its been hotter later this year. The economys bad, and of course, we have more competition now with the community college. There are a lot of new people in the area that dont know about the college. We had 500 homes for sale at one time awhile back. Thats a lot of new people. The college has been struggling with fundraising but Erath refuses to raise the tuition. Its hard enough for people in this economy, she said. The courses are all still $25 for six weeks. A spelling bee was held in March as a fundraiser and 200 people attended, Erath said. Wiley Mangum, a professor emeritus of aging studies at the University of South Florida and teaches at the college and is on its board, was the First Place winner, earning a week in a donated time share in Puerto Rico. We have some really great spellers, Erath said. A business or individual sponsors each speller at a cost of $100. Contestants must be 55 or older. Were seeking sponsors now and people to provide a grand prize and trophies for the next spelling bee. Contestants may come from any community. Nov. 5 the college is holding a craft fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1 See COLLEGE, page 12

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Bowling is scheduled for the fourth Sunday, Nov. 27. A picnic is also being planned at a local park in November (date and time to be announced). A special Christmas party will be held in December. The South Shore Senior Singles group was organized for those age 50+, for all the South Shore area, to provide non-threatening atmosphere for singles to meet and have fun. Meet at The Alley in Riverview Moonglow plans monthly danceMoonglow will have their monthly dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Centers favorite DJ, Darlene Meadows, will play all your favorite dance music. The club will provide water, ice, cups and napkins. BYOB and snacks. Singles are always welcome. Members are free. Guests are $5 at the door. Join them for a great evening. Dressy/casual attire. Jackets are requested; tie optional. For more information, call Al at 633-8170 or Claire at 6420171.Be your own advocateSouth Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging presents Do You Know How To Be Your Own Advocate? from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the Florida Room at the Sun City Center Community Association, 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. This is a free event. Learn how to empower yourself to communicate with extended family, deal with long distance relationships, handle family conflict, address long-term needs, and connect with effective resources. The panel speakers will be Attorney Brenda Baietto of Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services; Cary Sanchez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; and Anna Lively, M.S. Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. This discussion will allow for ample audience participation, so bring your questions.The Thrift Store at The Mary & Martha House will hold its 4th annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22. Fill a bag of clothing for $4. All furniture, housewares and appliances will be on sale. Shop for Christmas trees and holiday items. Barter for bargains. The Thrift Store and Administrative Office are located at 1009 1st St. SW in Ruskin. The Thrift Store sells new and gently used clothing for men, women and children, as well as furniture and household items. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; plus from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The Mary & Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing and support services to abused and homeless women and their dependent children so that they will gain employment and successfully transition to permanent housing. They operate 3 shelter facilities in South Hillsborough County. For more information, or to make a donation, call (813) 645-7874.Shop-til-you-drop yard sale Lions Club sells christmas wreathesBeginning immediately, you can order a 22 live noble fir evergreen wreath from any SCC Lions Club member. The wreath will come with a red velvet, waterproof bow and some decorations. Cost is $20 each. You may also order a wreath to send to a loved one or a friend -prices vary on these and your local Lion will have all the information for you. All orders and money for the wreaths must be received no later than Nov. 1, in order for the wreaths to be received here in Sun City Center no later than Dec. 5. There will be a sample available around Oct. 18 plus local Lion Club members have pictures. Wouldnt you just love to have one of these beautiful wreaths hanging on your door or wall for the holidays? If you dont know a SCC Lion Club member, call Gloria and Gene Deiss at 634-1978, Rich Cohen at 597-5368, or Ellen and Terry McGovern at 633-4202. The SCC Lions meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Ozzies Buffet & Grill. Lunch is at 11 a.m. and meeting starts promptly at noon. For more information call the McGoverns at 633-4202 Hangovers celebrates 2nd anniversaryHangovers Boutique, LLC will be celebrating its two year anniversary in Apollo Beach with a huge outdoor sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22. A precentage of all outdoor sales will go to benefit the Apollo Beach Womans Club Scholarship fund. Grace and Sharil would like to contribute to the community that has helped them over the past 24 months to become a top consignment store in the southshore area. Great deals will be available on ladies clothing and accessories. For more information, call (813) 6455777. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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Dear Savvy Senior,My 62-year-old husband was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. As the cook in the family, Im interested in finding out the best diabetic foods that he should now be eating, and where I can put my hands on some good diabetic cookbooks. What can you tell me? Diabetic CaretakerDear Caretaker,Eating healthy is important for everyone, but its even more important for the nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes half of whom are over the age of 60. Heres what you and your husband should know. Diabetic Super Foods A healthy diet, coupled with regular exercise and medication (if needed) are the keys to keeping your husbands blood sugar under control. To help meet your husbands new dietary needs, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers a list of top 10 super foods for type 1 and type 2 diabetics. These are foods that contain nutrients that are vitally important to people with diabetes, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, C and E. Theyre also high in fiber which will help your husband feel full longer and keep his glycemic index low so his blood sugar wont spike. And, theyll help keep his blood pressure and cholesterol in check, which are also critical for diabetics. Heres what they recommend he eat plenty of. Beans: Kidney, pinto, navy, black and other types of beans are rich in nutrients and high in soluble fiber, which will keep his blood sugar steady and can help lower his cholesterol. Dark green leafy vegetables: Spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, kale and other dark, leafy green veggies are nutrient-dense, low in calories and carbohydrates. Your husband cant eat too much of these. Citrus fruits: Grapefruit, oranges and other citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, which helps heart health. Stick to whole fruits instead of juice. Fiber in whole fruit slows sugar absorption so your husband will get the citrus fruit nutrients without sending his blood sugar soaring. By Jim Miller Sweet potatoes: High in vitamin A and fiber and low in glycemic index, sweet potatoes wont raise your husbands blood sugar at the same level as a regular potato. Berries: Whole, unsweetened blueberries, strawberries and other berries are full of antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Choose fresh or frozen berries for salads, smoothies or cereal. Tomatoes: Raw or cooked, this low-calorie super food offers vital nutrients like vitamin C, iron and vitamin E. Serve sliced, steamed, broiled or stewed, as a side dish, in salads, soups, casseroles or other dishes. Fish with omega-3 fatty acids: Salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna are high in omega 3 fatty acids that help both heart health and diabetes. But stay away from the breaded and deep fat fried variety. Whole grains: Pearled barley, oatmeal, breads and other wholegrain foods are high in fiber and contain nutrients such as magnesium, chromium, folate and omega 3 fatty acids. Nuts: An ounce of nuts can go a long way in providing your husband important healthy fats along with hunger management. They also contain a nice dose of magnesium and fiber, but dont overdue it. Nuts are high in calories so a small handful each day is enough. Fat-free milk and yogurt: These dairy foods provide the calcium and vitamin D your husband needs, and theyll also help curb cravings and between-meal snacks. More Information For additional information on healthy food choices for diabetics, including hundreds of free recipes, visit the ADA Web site at diabetes. org click on Food & Fitness, or call 800-342-2383 (press option #4) and ask them to mail you a copy of their free booklet What Can I Eat? The ADA also offers a wide variety of diabetic cookbooks that you can purchase through their online store at shopdiabetes.org or 800-232-6455. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Best food for older diabeticsCouple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary1961 2011 Welcome Back Snowbirds!Get an Acrylic or Gel Manicure, Nails and Pedicure, receive aFREE Facial MaskTrue NailsPROFESSIONAL NAIL SALON Manicure Gels with NO SOAK OFF Thanks to all our loyal customers for your support the past 14 years THE 20 11BEST O F SOUTH SHORE APPOINTMENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME!CYPRESS VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER3802-A SR 674Sun City Center, FL 33573813-642-9193 Special of FREEHAND DESIGNS

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OCTOBER 20, 2011 9 Canadian Meds SouthPAYING FULL PRICE FOR MEDS?GENERICS such as Lipitor, Plavix, Viagra, etc.Available through Canada Canadian Meds South813-413-7912 Fax 813-600-1742 NEW CUSTOMERS!Present this coupon with your initial order of $100 or more and receive an additional $10 Off! (One time only)FREE SHIPPINGOn all International orders greater than $150. With this coupon. One coupon per family. Behind the Radiant Gas Station APOLLO BEACH Point Main Clubhouse, Tues. & Thurs. 10-2 THE 20 11BEST O F SOUTH SHORE Tell your doctor you prefer... Sun Laboratory Services for your lab work Fast, Accurate Lab Results Since 1993 721 Cortaro Drive Sun City Center/Ruskin(next to AAA)813.634.6120Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Professionals! 813-633-2636Sun City Dental Center Offers expire 10/31/11. Coupons must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hrs. of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply.10% OffFull & Partial Dentures5110, 5120, 5213, 5214Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of EstimateVoted #1 in Best of South Shore for 2010727 Cortaro Dr. (Behind Burger King)New Patient Full Mouth Series of X-Rays (0210) and Exam (0110) for $95 and receive a$100 CREDIT toward your account for future treatment.Coupon Must Be Presented At Time Of Estimate FISH TALESSmoke up some mulletThis is the time of the year that mullet are plentiful. Schools of mullet are running in canals, rivers, and the bay waters. If you have mastered a cast net and have learned how to read the water, you have caught your share of mullet this week. They seem to have once again invaded our area. For a few years schools of mullet were hard to find. Some think that they were overfished. However, they havent been restricted, and are out there for the taking. It is one fish that you can catch with a net and get 12 or more with one cast if you throw a complete circle over the school. They are a fatty fish, but great to serve a crowd at a fish fry. Smoked fish was the topic this week with some type of smoker in about every other yard. They were smoking mullet. Some had commercial smokers; you can buy them in more than one shape and size. Then there were those who made their own smokers, out of old refrigerators, which work great. They hold the heat and have trays to lay the mullet on. Some used bricks and built smoker ovens. The most popular was the drum. Big metal drums were used as smokers. Some I saw had fancy handles, some with legs, some balanced on bricks. Anything that holds heat and is safe can be used. To prepare for smoking your fish, cut off head, clean it, split it down the middle and lay each side flat. Dont scale it, as the oil and the heavy scales serve as a heat insulator. Always wash and clean the fish well, before putting it on the smoker. It is odd that fishermen share stories about their catches, but none will reveal the secret ingredients that go into their mullet sauce used for smoking. Some tell me that it was handed down from generation to generation and it is a family secret. I did find one recipe for Cajun smoked mullet. They used a lot of hot peppers, cheese, garlic, and hot tomato salsa. Larry Wilson at Fishermans One Stop in Gibsonton often has smoked mullet for sale. I also have seen it on sale along with other seafood at Morgans Market on Hwy. 41 South. Of course you could get it at the supermarket. An average price has been five dollars for a whole mullet, and this price was from local anglers, not the commercial market. Since the economy crunch, conversations are often about the old days, when there were white sandy beaches, along all of our water shorelines. It was on these beautiful sandy beaches that they remem ber evening oyster and clam roasts over big bonfires. You By Jonie Maschek could get a multitude of shellfish that were healthy and tasty. One thing we still have is a multitude of fish. These crisp mornings are great weather for catching largemouth bass in the upper fresh waters of the Alafia or Little Manatee Rivers. If you dont catch a bass, you will surely hook onto a freshwater catfish, which is a great tablefare, often served with cheese grits, and southern cornbread. Splashes of cool weather have ebbed into the bay and the fish are hungry and eager to feed. One angler tells me that if you can cast a line out, you will catch a fish of some species. Most all fish in our waterfronts are edible. We have all types of people who fish. There are those who love our waterways and appreciate mother nature. They bring their garbage ashore, land only legal catches, catch only what they can use or give to others. They are kind and helpful to others, do not claim a fishing hole, and drive their boats with caution, not to take over anothers spot where the fish are biting. I have also seen the angler who goes so fast in his boat that he cuts the lines of other anglers. He pushes in on anothers fishing spot. He dumps his garbage in the water. If he is on a charter, he blames the captain if he doesnt make a catch. I hope you are not this angler. Be an ethical angler and enjoy the art of fishing. Sheepshead won first place this week for those fishing from piers and land. This is a white lean fish with black and white stripes, lots of bones, but well worth cleaning and a great tablefare. Flounder seemed to be popular this week. They were of good size and came with redfish catches. Stone crab catches are legal as of Oct. l5. You can only take one claw, and release. If you take two claws they will die. Blue crab are not plentiful. I hear a lot of talk about their demise. Black drum are still fun catches. Some small ones are edible, but watch the large weight ones for worms. Whiting are being caught around broken bridge and from piers along the rivers. It is an edible fish, similar to a trout. A few tarpon have stayed in the area and lost the school that went south. Be safe, be kind, be happy, and have a great week fishing.Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.BOOTSBoots is mostly black, but he has four white paws, hence the name. Hes a real darling kitten and will turn into a lover boy all volunteers are sure. While learning the ropes around the shelter he has shown a great ability to chase cat toys and play with any bell or ball that comes his way. Boots will mostly climb all over your shoulders, given the chance. He has been neutered and brought up-to-date on his shots and microchipped. Visit C.A.R.E. to take him to his forever home in the country. DOB: June 23, 2011. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273. REXRex is a handsome American Bulldog mix who was abandoned by his owner. He was very skinny and suffering from heartworms. While the shelter works on getting his health back in order, Rex is busy working the crowds in hopes that some wonderful person will offer him a forever home. Rex has an awesome personality and a great smile. He showers every person he meets with love. He also seems to like other dogs, especially puppies. Do you have a place in your heart for this goofy guy? If so, come and meet him. As part of Rexs adoption, he will be neutered, microchipped, brought current on his shots, and put through heartworm treatment. DOB: Dec. 2, 2009. Free Jazzy afternoonEnjoy an afternoon of the Latin jazz rhythms of Jurika at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Ave. in Tampa on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Featured musicians will be: Pamela Epps, alto and soprano sax; Sam Koppelman, vibraphone; Julio Maya, congas; Jose Munoz, drums; Pedro Rodriguez, bass; and Susie Rodriguez, percussion. This program is intended for an adult audience. Funding provided by the Friends of the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library. For more information about this and other free programs at the library, call (813) 273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position or opinions of Hillsbor ough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of TampaHillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s).

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X 10 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights October 20 to 26Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza. Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Join them for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Baby Time For children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers ~ early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For kids in grades K-4th ~ Come out and join us as we learn about and view the night sky with telescopes. Each child will get to make their own star chart. Toddler Time For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fin gerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Toddler Time S.A.A. (same as above) Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Baby Time S.A.A. Baby Time S.A.A. Toddler Time S.A.A. *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call (813) 634-1396 for more information about the Friends. Eagles Set Their Weekly ActivitiesThe Ruskin Eagles, FOE, located at 1205 1st St. S.W. has scheduled the following weekly activities. All events and activities of the Eagles Club are supported by the members and members guests. The FOE Aerie meet at 7 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday. Eagle Riders meet the 2nd Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 -Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 Goulash Dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Randy McNally at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Oct. 26 Wings and Things (oh so good!) at 5 p.m. Bar Games at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Halloween Party. Come in your costume and try to win a prize. Music by the band of Randy McNally. For more information, call the club at 645-2922. Mari Tyre shot her first holein-one on Oct. 6, 2011 on the 8th hole at the Apollo Beach Golf Club of Apollo Beach, FL. She used a 5 Wood and drove the ball 121 yards. This feat was witnessed by K. Sherach and Sue Kroll.HOLE IN ONEUniversity of Florida researchers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, report that a single dose of an immuno contraceptive vaccine controls fertility over multiple years in adult female cats. The scientists hope their findings will aid in the registration and use of the vaccine, called GonaCon, to help manage overabundant feral cat populations humanely. Millions of free-roaming feral cats exist in the United States and in other countries around the world, said Julie Levy, D.V.M., Ph.D., the lead researcher and director of the Maddies Shelter Medicine Program at UF. Unfortunately, their welfare is not always adequate, and they can have a negative impact on public health and the environment. Were hoping this research will lead to a nonlethal method of control for feral cat populations that is less expensive, labor-intensive, and invasive than current methods, such as surgical sterilization, Levy said. Funded by Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advances veterinary research to protect, treat and cure animals, the five-year study was published in August online in the scientific journal Theriogenology. GonaCon was developed by researchers at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Ser vice National Wildlife Research Center. The NWRC is the federal institution devoted to resolving problems caused by the interaction of wild animals and society. The UF researchers involved in the testing do not have any licensing agreements with the USDA or any UF researchers: Single dose of contraceptive vaccine controls fertility in cats for yearscommercial interests in the vaccine. In the study, 15 adult female cats received a single dose of the vaccine while five received a placebo. After the injections, the female cats were allowed access to a breeding male cat. All five placebo females became pregnant within seven to 28 days. Cats injected with the vaccine, on the other hand, remained infer tile from five months to more than five years. All of the cats were adopted at the end of the study. A total of 93 percent of the cats treated with GonaCon remained infertile for the first year, Levy said. In subsequent years, we saw a steady and expected decline in infertility as antibodies to the vaccine decreased. However, numbers were still quite high, with 73 per cent of the cats remaining infertile during the second year, 53 percent in year three, 40 percent in year four, and 27 percent in year five when we ended the study. Although permanent steriliza tion is ideal, the relatively short lifespan of many free-roaming feral cats suggests that a contracep tive that blocks fertility for several years may be successful in reducing the population. Joyce Briggs, president of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs, a group advocating for nonsurgical birth control meth ods, called Levy a key player in efforts to advance new methods of fertility control. We are intrigued by this study, Briggs said. Although a perma nent sterilant would be ideal, a long-acting contraceptive could be an effective tool for managing feral cat populations, especially where surgery is unavailable or impractical. GonaCon is currently registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on female white-tailed deer; however, the vaccine has also proved successful with numerous other mammal species including feral horses, bison, elk, prairie dogs and ground squirrels. The single-shot, multiyear vaccine stimulates the production of antibodies that bind to GnRH, a hormone in an animals body that signals the production of sex hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. By binding to GnRH, the antibodies reduce its ability to stimulate the release of these sex hormones. All sexual activity is inhibited, and animals remain in a nonreproductive state as long as a sufficient level of antibody activity is present. A guide to UF health and medical experts is available at http://www.experts.ufl.edu/ Photo by Ray CarsonHayrides are back!Its Fall yall; hay rides are back! Meet up at Wolfes Produce Mar ket at 6005 U.S. Hwy. 301 S., Riverview (corner of 301 and Bloomingdale Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 21, 22 and 23 and Oct. 28, 20 and 30 for hayride fun. Prices are $3.50 per rider and 2 riders for $6. Bring the whole family and enjoy the Pumpkin Patch, apple cider, caramel apples, and other fall festivities. For more information, call John at (813) 927-2204 or Jeff at (813) 927-2203. East Bay HS Theatre presents...The East Bay High School Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27, 28, 29 at East Bay High School Kathryn Hill Auditorium, 7710 Big Bend Rd., Gibsonton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Adults are $6 and students are $4. Groups of 10 or more will receive student price. Admission price includes dessert and coffee at intermission. For reservations, call (813) 671-5134, ext. 271.BOO FestHydro Harvest Farms will be hosting the BOO Fest for the 6th year in a row. It will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Farm. This event is free and the kids just love it! They have a big Pumpkin Patch all month long, Oct. 7Nov. 6, at the festival. They have a Pumpkin Painting Contest and give the kids pie pumpkins to paint and decorate. There are several games for kids of all ages, lots of earth-friendly crafts and lots of candy and prizes. For more information call (941)238-8617 or email terri@hydro harvest.com.

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OCTOBER 20, 2011 11As it has done two other times in the past six months, the community came together to show their support for one of our own who has given so much to Sun City Center. They threw her a Wish-U-Well Party at the Chamber on Oct. 7. Every table was draped with a pink tablecloth. The flowers, donated by Harriets Flowers, were a mixture of baby pink, dusty rose and burgundy. And the wishing well, full of envelopes with cards and checks, was adorned with pink ribbons. Costco came through with the By Dana DittmarExecutive Director, When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the tender age of 34, I was given only a twenty-five percent chance of lasting five years. In December, it will be 19 years since I got the news that changed my life forever. On August 11, one of my best friends went in for the results of her biopsy and became a member of the sorority you dont want to join. Debbie Caneen, the community relations director for Sun Towers Retirement, is now a fellow survivor. She isnt through all of her treatment yet, but she is a survivor all the same. cake. Food, beer and wine were donated by Apollos Bistro, The Docks Bar and Grill, and the Kazbor brothers who own Hungry Howies and the Seafood Dive. (Can you believe their pizza boxes are pink the entire month of October? Their goal is to raise $200,000 this month to battle breast cancer!) But the highlight of the event the one thing that brought us all to tears was the presentation of Debbies Robe. Jeter Designs created a gorgeous pink robe embroidered with the words Fight Like a Girl over a pair of boxing gloves. Underneath were embroidered the names of all of the people in the community who contributed $5. The robe raised over $500. When Debbie wears the robe, she is surrounded by all of the people who love and support her. It was a wonderful idea! I often hear people complain when October rolls around that the whole world turns pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some think its overkill. And to be honest, heart disease is the number one killer of American women not cancer. But as long as there is a disease as physically and emotionally damaging as breast cancer, those who fight the good fight in the medical industry as well as those of us who are members of the sorority or have cared for or lost someone to it, we will continue to provide the annual overkill. I am constantly comforted by though not surprised by the continued support of our business community when their friends and fellow associates need it. I am warmed by their generosity and kindness of heart. I am buoyed by their consistency in always coming through. Because for someone like me, with the knowledge that this disease could come back and challenge me to another duel, living in a community like ours in the best robe to have. And Debbie, you keep on fighting like a girl!A homemaker/companion could add to your lifeYou may be feeling that you could use more organization in your life. Maybe your household chores that are not getting done are starting to bother you. You are eating more and more frozen meals because you are not able to do much of your own cooking and the kitchen cleanup is more than you want to handle. You are starting to feel too dependent and guilty about asking friends and neighbors to drive you to the doctor or grocery store. You have a loving family and good friends, but the more you have to ask of them, the more they seem like they are your caregivers rather than your loved ones. You dont like the way this is changing your relationships. You are not sick, just slowing down a little bit. You do not need a nurse, but you need someone to help you with your everyday needs. Coping with routine needs seem to overwhelm you at times. You want to maintain as much control over your life as you can. You are not helpless, but wonder how you can find safe and reliable assistance that is also affordable. Maybe a homemaker/companion is what you need. You would like this person to be someone that is compatible with your age and your personality, someone who understands you. You want to find someone that is doing this kind of work because they like doing something that really matters. You want this person to be caring and trustworthy, able to help you remain independent. Business News Sometimes you have to fight like a girl (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows SEMI-ANNUAL SCC SHRINE CLUBPancake Brunch Sunday, Oct. 239 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets $5 (sold at the door)South Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City CenterPancakes & SausageALL YOU CARE TO EAT Proceeds are for the benet of the Sun City Center Shrine Club. Payments are not tax deductible or charitable contributions. Why us? Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com 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? You want them to work through a Florida licensed agency that is also bonded and insured. They should have a criminal background check. The service that has all of this and more is Senior Home Companions (SHC). SHC is a private organization, not a franchise, licensed in the State of Florida as a Homemaker/ Companion service for almost 20 years. One thing that makes this organization special is that seniors take care of seniors. All of the caregivers are over 50 years of age. This creates a common understanding and trusting bond between clients and caregivers. Another unique aspect is that all clients and caregivers are inter viewed and assessed in their own home, and then matched up according to their needs and interests. SHC is dedicated to providing safe and caring companionship to by seniors helping them to remain as independent as possible, whether they are in their own home, a nursing home, or the hospital. Their goal is to provide peace of mind and dignity during the aging process. The services of SHC include: caring companionship; light housekeeping; meal preparation; medication reminders; transportation to or running errands; respite relief; personal grooming reminders; and much more. Services are available from two to 24 hours of care. For more information call (813) 9803408 or visit the website at www. SeniorHomeCompanions.com. Hundreds of companies and or ganizations in Florida and throughout the United States participated in Miracle Jeans Day to raise money for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Employees at RE/MAX South Shore Realty associates made donations and traded in business attire for jeans for the day. Miracle Jeans Day was creat ed by Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals as a fun way to get comThe employees at Re/Max South Shore Realty wear denim to show support for All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg on Miracle Jeans Day. Realtors wear jeans in support of kidspanies involved with their local Network Hospital. Participating organizations encouraged employ ees to purchase a sticker, button or t-shirt for $5, $10 or $20. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. For more information visit www.CMNHospitals.org.

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12 OCTOBER 20, 2011 AT HOME AUTO CARE Master Certified Technicians Coast-to-CoastWarranty Coverage The best in safety, value and performance for your car.Family Owned & Operated Nationwide Warranty Available Through American Car Care & NAPAWe service and repair all makes and models including:VW, Mercedes, Volvo, BMW& other European lines and Diesel Repair(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)(813) 645-0339AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterGIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Lic# MVS51635$2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars+ tax & S.S. DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE 1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B 813-645-8660 THE 20 10BEST O F SOUTH SHORETHE 20 11BEST O F SOUTH SHORE p.m. at the church. This is also a fundraiser.For further information about the college call 813-634-8607, visit www.4lifelearning.org, email tri-c@verizon.net or drop by the college office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and noon Monday through Thursday through Nov. 17. Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r College PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSAbove are some of the cookbooks edited by Irene Rich, instructor of Finally Write that Family Cookbook, a new class at Community Church College this fall, have won national acclaim. Some members of the cookbook class want to compile family recipes for future generations while others want to organize their favorites for their own use. clay, even electricity can be used to create it, with a wand tracing electrical charges on paper held in front of the coil. The event that kicked off Friday night and ran through Saturday was Ruskins new Firehouse Cultural Centers Circuit Breaker part of the annual Big Draw. In what otherwise would have been a dark corner of what could be considered downtown Ruskin, people came out to not just appreciate art, but to participate in it. In New York City, the SOHO (an acronym of sorts meaning SOuth of HOuston Street) district has long attracted both artists and art lovers to the area noted for both artists lofts and art galleries. As artists began to move in to what were largely abandoned factories, the city eventually codified the area as an art enclave in 1971, allowing artists to both work and live in the buildings. In recent years, the formerly industrial area has gone more upscale and trendy and the success of the area is unqualified. Could Ruskin become the next SOHO (SOuth H illsbOrough)? That remains to be seen, but the Firehouse Cultural Center is a step in that direction. While art communities are springing up in cities across the nation, the elements that make the difference between success and failure are nebulous. Some planned communities fail while others, such as New Yorks SOHO, begin and thrive with no real planning at all just a single spark that ignites it into a thriving and successful community. Just over a decade ago, few artists would look to Paducah, Kentucky, as an art mecca. But then the city decided to provide an incentive. They would pay to relocate artists and would help to get them established in homes and in successfully operating businesses. The Paducah Artist Relocation Program, operated by the Paducah Renaissance Alliance began in March of 2000 to foster both the arts and artists in the small Midwestern city. The program makes properties owned by the alliance available for as little as one dollar and provides up to $2,500 in reimbursement for architectural and other design ser vices. Matching funds are available for up to $2,500 in moving expenses, acquisition assistance of up to $15,000 and a restaurant incentive of up to $25,000. The success of the program can be measured in the numbers: the community, largely in conjunction with the Paducah Bank, has invested $30 million into the program. Just down the road from South Hillsborough is Bradentons Village of the Arts, a community where artists live and work to enhance quality of life and create a harmonious environment. Located near downtown, the community contains 240 buildings used as both business and homes to area artists. The village includes an independent bookstore, three cafes/restaurants, several arts-related retail establishments, a yoga studio, two wellness centers and the Manatee County Cultural Alliance. Notable in the Paducah program is the large matching fund for the restaurant incentive. For most communities, art alone is not what makes the difference; it is the satellite businesses that appear as the public is drawn by the art: businesses such as restaurants, shops, nightclubs and music venues. For cities, a successful artists community is more than just cultural expansion, it could mean economic expansion as well with the jobs and opportunities those businesses can bring. The Firehouse Cultural Center, with a strong emphasis on public participation, throws this door wide open as a possible renaissance in South Hillsboroughs oldest community. And the impact extends even beyond the dollars. Mark Stern and Susan Seifert of the Social Impact of the Arts Project at the Univer sity of Pennsylvania discovered that a thriving arts environment carries social advantages as well. Their study found that art in a community could build bridges across long-standing ethnic and social divides and even build relationships between otherwise disparate neighborhoods. They also found that cultural participation in art helps to make residents more willing to participate in other issues in their community. In Minnesota, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council released a study of art in smaller communities, stating that the arts are weak organizations with a strong social impact with the potential to increase community cohesiveness and contribute to a sense of place. It remains to be seen whether the Firehouse Cultural Center is the spark that could ignite Ruskin to become the next SOHO. The op-Art portunity, however, is there with available property nearby and even the historic but long-neglected Ruskin Theater building across the street. Hillsborough County commissioners believed in the project enough to invest $100,000 towards making it a reality. Many others involved in the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, the organization managing the project, and the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce believe in it enough to devote countless hours to its beginning and operation. What is indisputable, however, is that on Friday night the Firehouse Cultural Center had taken what otherwise would have been a dark corner with an abandoned fire station and turned on the lights, drawing people from around the area and bringing life to what should be considered downtown Ruskin. The Circuit Breaker may have been more than just a weekend event it may have created the spark needed to revive more than a century of art in the community. Regardless of scale, it worked. On Friday night, downtown Ruskin was hopping. Friday night was great, said Melanie Morrison, executive director of the Ruskin-SouthShore Chamber of Commerce. It was great to see people coming out in groups of five or ten and all of them finding things to do. For more information about the Firehouse Cultural Center, visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org For information about Bradentons Village of the Arts visit www.villageofthearts.com and for Paducahs Artist Relocation Program visit www. paducahalliance.org

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16 OCTOBER 20, 2011 Beef, bones and some great tunes at Camp BayouThe Porch Pickers provided amazing musical entertainment during the daylight hours. At nightfall, Zebron & James took the stage to accompany the BBQ dinner. Larry Chalmers of Southshore Bait and Tackle gives advice to a couple who stopped by the stores booth at the event. Some of the bones were seriously old: renowned paleontologist Frank Garcia holds the 120 million year old skeleton of a miniature dinosaur known as a psittacosaurs meiylingensis. Camp Bayou, a Hillsborough County Nature Preserve located on 24th St. SE in Ruskin, celebrated their second annual Beef n Bones fundraiser on Saturday with everything from music to fishing and water safety classes. For more information about coming events, visit www.campbayou.org.PHOTOS BY MITCH TRAPHAGENCampaign is to create cultural alliances through community outreach and activism, Michael Parker explained. Parker has been working with Morrison to head-up both the Campaign and the market. Part of this is to help the South Shore neighborhood reach its full potential by making cultural activities more accessible and implementing community projects that promote participation, he said. The corner where the market will be has been donated for use by the Dickman family, one of Ruskins first families and local business owner. So far vendors promising to be on site are jewelry makers, a homemade fudge company, a specialty company that makes breakfast food and sandwiches, and an Ybor City cigar company. Oct. 20 we mailed out about 15 emails and they passed the word, Morrison said. It took off mostly by word of mouth. Vendors will be responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs and canopies and will be allowed to park on the site only to unload. We will do everything possible to see that a large number of people attend this market, Morrison said. We want to make this a profitable experience for both vendors and shoppers. Shoppers will see the advantages in dealing directly with product makers instead of retailers in freshness and pricing, Morrison said. Once the market gets going, the Forward Thinking Campaign plans to design and implement other cultural projects as well. For more information or to sign up to be a vendor, call Morrison at 813919-5946 or Parker at 813-846-2000 or email southshoresundaymarket@ gmail.com. Market

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Prepared by Bruce Marsh, artist, University of South Florida professor emeri tus and artistic leader of the local annual Big Draw programs, the business plan and accompanying budget documents were submitted to the county in June. In mid-August, Tom Fesler, director of Hillsboroughs business and support services, produced a three-page review of the entire FCC proposal, outlining its weaknesses and strengths as he called for additional information. Fesler also summarized in his report the staff recommendations which suggest county tax dollars should not yet be invested in the center as it currently is described. Nonetheless, in September, county commissioners approved a $100,000 grant for the center in the 2011-2012 budget at the urging of Commissioner Sandra Murman, whose District 1 includes Ruskin. The countys budget year begins on October 1. None of that money, however, has been disbursed nor is it likely to be until commissioners approve new policies covering public monies for non-profit entities, Fesler said this week. Updated policies are to be discussed during the November 2 commission meeting, he added. The budget specialist alluded briefly to The Regent, an upscale, marbled structure in the Winthrop area between Riverview and Brandon built with millions of state and local public dollars but without sufficient oversight by officials on behalf of the public. Rental rates for use of the lavishly appointed building have been too high for most organizations to pay and it actually is not suited for its originally stated purpose as an emer gency services facility. Apparently aiming to ensure that no Hillsborough tax dollars are squandered on a cultural center not sufficiently fiscally sound to succeed, Feslers review takes on several aspects of the FCC plan, including its initial budget. For its first year of non-profit operation, the budget prepared by Marsh projects $166,500 in expenses, balanced by the same amount in income. Which in that first year is not designated. Among the expenses are $48,000 in salaries for a director and assistant, $52,000 for programs including an artist in residence, arts classes and workshops, performances and community series, plus $26,700 for equipment and furnishings. Another $39,000 is estimated for routine operating costs such as utilities, insurance and grounds maintenance, including $8,000 for a new ventilation system and $7,400 for public ity and advertising. The budgets start-up costs do not include line items related to the recon struction or reconfig uration of the former fire station that may be required to make it functional as a public venue for the purposes outlined in the business plan. As for income during the first year, the Marsh budget assumes $36,000 from programming, including $5,000 from the USF School of Art, $4,000 in unnamed sponsor fees, $10,000 incoming from class Cultural center funding See CULTURAL CENTER, page 20

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20 OCTOBER 20, 2011 and workshop fees, $6,000 from summer arts camps and $10,000 in a NEA Community Arts Grant. Additionally, he foresees on paper another $23,000 contributed from fund raising activities under taken by Keller-Williams Realty in March ($3,400) by M&M Printing in December, 2010, ($1,300 from printed calendars), from unlisted performances ($4,300) from the local Tomato Festival ($5,000) and from unnamed Other Events ($9,000). Marsh also projects $5,000 coming from rental of the facilities including $3,200 from Hillsborough Community College drawing classes held there and another $2,600 from other rentals. The proposed year one budget anticipates $16,000 in donations including $15,000 from Private unnamed sources and $85,700 in grants $60,700 from the Community Foundation of Sun City Center and $25,000 from unlisted corporate givers. The income side of the projected balance sheet is made particularly shaky by the revenues stated but not sourced, by the fact the business plan includes several letters from private corporations and public officials commending the cultural center effort but none committing any funds of any sort, and by inclusion of such assumed money generators as the annual tomato festival which has not been held for two years and for which no future plans have been announced. The projected second and third year budgets call for lower over all expenses of $152,000 and $152,500 respectively, but higher salaries for the director and assistant as well as increases in programming costs attributed to the artist in residence, etc. The third budget projects a $500 shortfall. The succeeding years income figures rely on the same named and unnamed sources and contributors as listed in the first year. However, at least one of them has no knowledge of the figures plugged into those budgets. Both the second and third year budget projections include substantial sums each year from M&M Printing, But Wes Mullins, the firms CEO, said this week no such commitments were made. The company assisted with the calendar fund raising as a community service, and may well help out in the future, he noted, but no specific contributions have been promised at this time. In his assessment of the FCC business plan, Fesler noted that it does an adequate job of describing the project and the benefits that will accrue to Hillsborough County and the Ruskin community. It also demonstrates support from community organizations, he added. On the other hand, the budget analyst pointed to several areas of insufficient information. For example, he emphasized any formal agreement would be between the county and RCDF because it is the foundation that is acknowledged as a not-for-profit corporation with 501(c) 3 designation under the federal tax code. Yet, the last available RCDF 990 or federal tax filing required of non-profits is for 2008. Fesler also stated the plan does not establish reserves, does not explain how financial records will be maintained, does not provide for internal controls to protect assets and does not detail banking activi ties. He suggested that added information about the relationship between RCDF and the FCC is required, that support of the line items for salaries is needed and that explanation of the SCC Community Fund grant totaling more than $120,000 over three years is necessary. In addition, he said firm revenue commitments should be identified. Feslers review concluded with staff recommendations that the FCC business plan be updated to address deficiencies, that no direct financial support be given to FCC or RCDF unless they can meet the standards set for other County funded nonprofits, and that the county maintain ownership of the fire station and make any necessary modifications. The report went on to note that based on examination of the 2008 RCDF tax return it appears they are a very small organization and therefore unlikely to be able to meet standards currently imposed on other county-funded non-profits (ie-an annual audit). Fesler told The Observer this week that staff members met with FCC representatives to explain the concerns and that he is awaiting the updated FCC business plan Marsh, the artist and retired aca demic who authored the FCC business plan and budgets, did not respond to a telephone call from The Observer. However, Arthur Mac Miller, another retired academic and an RCDF director, said the foundations board to date has not for mally approved any funds for the FCC, nor, he added, has Feslers review been either brought to the boards attention or mentioned in FCC meeting minutes as far as I know. He went on to say that speaking as a local resident, not as a board member, he views Feslers analy sis as entirely fair and that the remedies recommended are essential for a realistic budget that can be defended in detail. 2011 Melody JamesonCultural center funding Ruskins former fire station (above in 2010) is now known as the Firehouse Cultural Center.MELODY JAMESON PHOTONature programs offeredJoin the Tampa Bay Audubon Society in a Family Nature presentation held the second Saturday of each month at Hillsborough Countys Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa. All presentations are geared to elementary age children all the way up to adults. A $5 donation is encouraged to cover program cost. Reservations are required. Learn about what you can and cant compost. Worms and containers will be available for purchase. safely can tomatoes, and where to purchase supplies. ferent gardens that can be planted in Florida and when to begin planting. Topics covered include: raised beds, container gardening, veggies for beginners and more. For more information, or to make a reservation, call the Tampa Bay Audubon, after 3 p.m. at (813) 727-5478.

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Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Refreshments provided by Dominos Pizza. Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Join them for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Adult Program/Event Highlights October 20 to 26 Learn to create forms and reports using the data in your database. Create switchboards and dynamic drop-down menus. Previous experience with Microsoft Access is highly recommended. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Captain Alatriste en two travelers becomes a murder-for-hire arranged by Emilio Bocanegra, the name synonymous with the Spanish Inquisition. What happens next is only the first in a series of riveting twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe. Monster Bash Costume Ball* Dress in character and celebrate with a night of music, dancing, games, and prizes. There will be a special contest for the best costume. Advance tickets are available and ticketholders are entered into a special raffle contest. *Free event is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Go to www.southshorefriends.com or call (813) 634-1396 for more information about the Friends. Free boat safety inspections are held every Saturday by the U.S. Coast These safety inspections take about 15 minutes and are available from 10 a.m. to noon at Simmons Park in Ruskin on the first and third Satur day of the month and at Williams Park in Gibsonton on the second and fourth Saturday, also from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call (813) 645-6984. Looking for a rewarding way to help others? Have some spare time? The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary FloYou are invited to come to an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Eberhardt Building, 909 North Course Lane in Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (813) 633-5416. Free boat safety inspections held Best Spaghetfor all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29: ENF Fundraiser. Entertainment is the Crazy Carol Show. Hors doeuvres at 5 p.m. and the show is scheduled for 6 p.m.. The cost is $8. Carol has put together a completely new program. Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valentines Western Caribbean Fundraiser The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 U.S. The Club has a clean, smoke-free environment. For more informa tion, call (813) 645-2089. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities 1968 Roadrunner is Cruiser of the Month A 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner with a 440 cubic-inch V8 under the hood, owned by Bob Campbell of Riverview, is the Roamin Oldies Cruiser of the Month for October. Bob acquired the car about three years ago. He had a Plymouth as a young man, and was looking for something similar, but with somewhat more muscle. The Viper Red Roadrunner fit the bill, with muscle to spare. Bob restored the driveline, then installed some personal touches including bucket seats with a floor shifter, and eye-catching 18-inch Chip Foose wheels. The monthly Roamin Oldies cruise-in is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Mama Iguanas Restaurant in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on US41. The event is free to both entrants and spectators, and the public is welcome. About 90 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars and trucks are typically on display, accompanied by classic 1950s music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Mama Iguanas Restaurant For information, call Paul at 633-8540. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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22 OCTOBER 20, 2011 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 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. Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The seat of ethics is in our hearts, not in our minds. Vannevar Bush Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 Redeemed Trio to perform locallyThe Redeemed Trio from Waycross, GA, will be performing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Sun City Christian Center The church is located at 17566 U.S. Hwy. 301, Wimauma, two miles south of S.R. 674. Join them for a night of music that will bless us all through the Holy Spirit. A love offering will be taken. For more information call (813) 633-1188. Missionary is welcomed to Trinity BaptistTrinity Baptist Church recently hosted Missionary Wes Peterson, who lives in Texas with his family. He spoke about his work at the Sunday evening service as well as at a reception following the service. His organization works to facilitate partnerships between mission organizations and student ministries. From left to right are Missions Committee Chairman Jim Shumway, Missionary Wes Peterson, Missions Committee members Sandy Hooks, Doris Stromberg, Alyce Randolph and Dave Green. For information on the church, call 634-4228. Bingo celebrates first anniversarySaint Anne Catholic Church recently celebrated its first anniver sary of Bingo on Oct. 6 with Father John McEvoy, Pastor, acting as guest caller for the early bird games. Bingo is under the direc tion of Sheree Paskert and Sandy Ottino. Regular callers are Brian Paskert and Clint Paskert, with back-up callers Gil Mosher and Roland McPike. The remaining volunteer workers responsible for the success of this weekly event are Stacey Paskert, Beth Bergschneider, Cindy Rolewicz, Veronica Mosher, Terri Giardina, Suzie Vong, Sandy McPike, Randi Moretti, Pat Csizmadia, and Denise Lieberman. The busy winter months are further supported by snowbird helpers Norb and Kay Zelten, Rick and Sandy Czachor, and Jim and Jo McGlynn. The food concession is manned loyally every week by the team of Karen Martin, Terry Adams, and Mary McFadden. St. Anne Bingo is held every Thursday at 7 p.m. with a progressive jackpot paying out either $100 or $250 based on the number of balls called. Early bird games start at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo is held at the Joachim Hall which is located next to Saint Anne Church on US 41 in Ruskin. A cake marked the first anniversary of St. Annes bingo on Oct. 6.Its a crafty sale!The Craft Fair is being held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center. The Fair will open at 8:30 a.m. and the admission is free. Start the morning with coffee and fresh baked goodies from the famous Bake Sale. Then its time to go shopping and enjoy all the talented vendors such as sisters Esther and Rachel. Complete your morning with a delicious luncheon served until 1 p.m. Esther Brooks adds her artistic touch with floral and organic designs to every day objects like a ceramic butter dish and object dart such as a tall elegant vase. Great for gifts and decorating the home for the holidays. Rachel Flacks beaded jewelry designs include whimsical holiday themes such as Santa Claus and crystal Christmas tree earrings as well as stylish necklaces with matching earrings to wear with some of your favorite outfits year round. For more information, call Terry Hood at 493-4957New Season for Fantastic Friday beginsEveryone in the community and surrounding areas is invited at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 to the Fantastic Friday Dinner Theater season opening at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center. Entertainment for the evening will be Homer Noodleman, with his comedy, magic, impressions, and instrumental talents. The menu will be pork loin, stuffed cabbage, salad, vegetables, bever ages and German chocolate cake. The Dinner/Show package begins at 6 p.m. and the cost is $17 per person. Tickets may be purchased following the 10 a.m. worship ser vice and on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon in the church Narthex. Tickets for the entertainment only are $5 and may be purchased at the above times or at the door the night of the per formance at 7 p.m. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.CCW to meetThe Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Conesa Center following 8 a.m. Mass. Guest Speaker will be Msg. Michael DeVine from St. Brendan Parish in Clearwater. He will speak on age and memory. Tickets for the Christmas Party go on sale at this meeting. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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OCTOBER 20, 2011 23 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.................4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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 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: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton PastorMASSES 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.Area Obituaries h Edward C. RudolphyEdward C. Rudolphy (Ed), 85, of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away October 13 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Signy; daughters Cynthia, Pamela, Jennifer and Margaret; 6 grandchildren; 4 greatgrandchildren; 2 sisters, numerous nieces and nephews. A private family celebration of his life will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center would be appreciated. Frederic William SlaterFred Slater, beloved husband of Marion L. (Traudt) of 47 years, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at the age of 81. Fred grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut, lived in Massachusetts for many years and has lived in Florida for 26 years. He never met a stranger and was known for being the fix it man for friends and neighbors who needed help. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and worked for Northrop Grumman Corp. as a Sales and Marketing Executive prior to retiring n Florida in 1985. Fred is survived by his wife, Marion; sons, David P. (Christine) Slater, Bruce E. Slater, Diane; daughters M. (Ron) Shursen, Linda J. (Jon) Sadlon and Cathy A. Slater; 8 grandchildren: Rebecca (Joey) Manson, Peter (Maire) Slater, Jennifer (Ben) Elhorst, Chelsea and Natalie Sadlon, Chelsea Slater, James and Hannah Shursen, and five great grandchildren, Nisha and Raelen Slater, Claire and Max Manson, and Hannah Elhorst. A 6th great grandchild is expected in February, 2012. Services will be held on Saturday Oct. 22, 2011 at the Southern Funeral Care Chapel 10510 Riverview Drive, Riverview. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lifepath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin or to a charity of your choiceStephen M. PrusakStephen M. Prusak, our son, brother and friend, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2011. Steve was born on February 21, 1958 in Olean, NY. He graduated from Olean High School in 1976 and went on to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in NY, Clemson University in S.C. and received his MBA at St. Bonaventure University in Allegheny, NY A kind and gentle man, Steve is survived by his parents, Eugene and Florence Prusak of Sun City Center, Fl., his brother, Paul (Sue) Prusak of Oroville, CA, special cousins Mary & Mary and many other family and friends. A Memorial Mass was held October 11, 2011 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Sun City Center, Fl. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Steves memory may do so to the charity of your choice, keeping in mind that he always had a Soft Spot for the homeless and animals. The Prusaks wish to thank their family and their Sun City Center Family for their kindness and prayers of support. You will never know how much you are all appreciated. Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19Womens Fellowship begins new seasonThe United Community Church Womens Fellowship will hold their first General Meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The event will feature a salad/ dessert luncheon and guest speaker Yvonne Ponsor. Her topic is Growing In Gods Garden. The community is invited to the church located at 1501 La Jolla Ave. Sun City Center. For more information, call, Rebecca ODell at 633-7979.hFall Festival of Crafts scheduledOn Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 the Prince of Peace Fall Festival of Crafts will provide you with the opportunity to start your holiday shopping early. You can purchase from a variety of handcrafted items including quilts, original artwork, ceram ics, pottery, floral design, jewelry, quilted items, wood creations, per sonalized items, toys and holiday decor. Over 35 crafters and artisans will be on display with breakfast, lunch and beverage items avail able for purchase on both days. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located in Sun City Center at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., and the Festival takes place in the churchs Conesa Center on the first floor. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. until 3p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more informa tion call Lynn at (941) 723-8431.Congregations attend two-day conferenceThe Sun City, Ruskin and Riverview congregations of Jehovahs Witnesses will be among the 24 attending a 2-day circuit assembly. It will be held the week-end of Oct. 22 and 23, at the Assembly Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Plant City at exit 22 of I-4. The program will run from 9:40 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 9:40 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open at 8 a.m.; no admission charge, no collections taken, the public is invited. The theme will be Let Gods Name Be Sanctified, based on the opening petition in the model or Lords prayer at Matt 6:9. The various speakers will explain the need to guard our thoughts, speech, decisions, conduct, recreation, associations, etc., because these, if negative, can reflect unfavorably on the God we worship, not just on ourselves or our family.Chicken dinner at Ruskin United MethodistRuskin United Methodists Mens Club will sponsor a Chicken Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 105 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (1 block behind the SunTrust Bank) Cost is $6. For any questions call 645-1241 Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.h hNew minister welcomedThe Rev. Dr. Mark Salmon was installed as the new minister at St Andrew Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Oct. 9. Mark, and his wife, Dee, came to Sun City Center from Grace Presbyterian Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, where they served for ten years. Some of the highlights of Marks ministry there included trips to Israel, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and Mexico; Christmas audio greetings from shut-ins, birthday party communion services; bike rides, Spanish classes, dinner Theaters, drama ministry, Christian Clowns, a walkers ministry, internet special prayer groups, Fifty Day Spiritual Adventures, Cursillo/Emmaus, Alpha, contemporary and traditional worship. Mark said, My ministry approach is a belief that church membership means the vows of membership are not just professed but kept since they are a covenant made before God. The only valid reason to join a church is because we love and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. From left to right: Dee Salmon, Mark Salmon, and Marks mother, Betty SalmonUnity in Brandon hosts concertJoy Katzen-Guthrie will present a musical concert following the 10:30 a.m. morning service on Oct. 23. Unity in Brandon invites you to enjoy the concert following the service. A love offering will be taken. The church is located at 129 N. Moon Ave., in Brandon.See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classied advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100OCTOBER 20, 2011 THE SHOPPER To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current CARDS M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 ESTATE SALES 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 is the Buyers Marketplace 105 PERSONALOliver Oriodian is apply for a speed exemption permit. 813-917-6468115 LOST & FOUNDFound mountain bike on Longcrest Dr., Reward $50 Lost camera, silver digital with memory card. (broken in any condition). Moms memorial service, and new birth. Tracy 310 GARAGE/YARD SALE S t., G ibsonton (1 block off U S 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday thru S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonture, tools, lots of household stuff. 114 4th St., NW Ruskin.Huge Garage Sale Way, SCC. Glassware, misc. clothing, jewelry, antiques. Sale item from Kings Caloosa Blvd., S CC. S omething for everyone. sleeper, large computer desk w/ hutch, nia Landings, off West Del Webb, SCC. T hursday & F riday, 8am-noon. G ood stuff, great prices. of odds & ends. Friday & Saturday, Oct. Dr., SCC F lamingo L ane, S CC. L ots of items, great prices. Everything must go. ____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ____________________________ ______ __________ _____________________________________________ THE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGcall 813-645-3111 Ext. 201; 813-645-1792; or mail this form to The Shopper $17.0030 for each additional word DEADLINE Ad and payment must Monday for publication in that weeks edition. ___________________ Ad copy as you wish it to appear: _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ CARDS Yard sale. 1813 Allegheny Dr, SCC. 3 wheel bike, yards of fabric, large craft edition). L ots of yarn. ceramic molds with paint & supplies, linens, women clothing. T oo much to list. S aturday, Oct. N orth of Big Bend, behind A dvance A uto. Housewares & more! Priced to sell!. 8am. Saturday. Webb Blvd., West, SCC. Lamps, bedding, lots of misc. 8am-1pm. R enaissance area. S CC garage sale. Numerous individual households. SatPebble Beach dance. Furniture, tools, lots of different Caloosa Trace, Del Webb West & LyndBalloons mark houses. 312 ESTATE SALES Thrift Stor e1424 E. C ollege Av e. 813-641-7790Ministry of Calv ary Luthera n Chur ch W y, Fr y y9 a.m. Noon The SKIRT SaleBOGO on allSKIRTSPLUS, the Secret Sale Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr ., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & T win Bedroom Suites, Dining Roomto Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair TVs, Entertainment Center Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card T able w/Chairs, Jewelry Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www .AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.c omA nne's Estate Sales 1929 East V iew Dr ., SCC(T ake El Rancho or N. Pebble Beach Blvd. to Caloosa Dr to East Vi ew Dr .)PARK ON EST AT E SALE SIDE ONL Y Clayton Marcus Sofa, Wingbacked Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Antique Settee, W edgwood China, Bentwood Dinette T able w/Chairs, Brass Queen Bed, Rainbow V acuum Cleaner White Wicker Queen Bed w/Night Stand, Leather Sofa & Matching Loveseat, Antique desk, Lots of Artwork, Patio Furniture, T win & Queen Bedroom Suite, Cherry American Drew Bedroom Furniture, Collectables, Madam Alexander Dolls & Doll Collection, Permalife Air Purifier Schwinn Ladies Bike, Lots of Books, Area Rugs, To ols, Household, Kitchen, and Misc. Items. www .AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.c omA nne's Estate Sales 330 FURNITUREDining room furniture, large TV, wheel chair, walker, German bookcase, clothG orgeous dining room set. 3 leaf, 6 Cane-backed chairs, china cabinet. SCC Call Katarine 813-938-3414 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & 370 LAWN AND GARDENAnne Pidgeons Landscape installation, design, trim Put some color in your life. 425 SLIPS OR STORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special Storage.com 455 AUTOMOBILES 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING Your neighborhood printer. WE BUY CARS$ Cash $ All makes & models We pay top dollarDont get caught up in the trade game813 802-1464 We are wo r th the driv e from any where! We re -c over or mak e new cushions Deliv er y Av ailableHOURS: Mon.-F ri. 10-6 Closed on W eekends 2711 N. MacDill Av e. T ampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566 Call for directions WE HA VE SOMETHING F OR EVER Y ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE

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THE SHOPPER M.H. HOUSING RENTALS oeore REAL ESTATE A SS We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 F SS SS Lotet RV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 oeore ooForSeRuskin/ Bahia Beach. Beautiful 2br/2ba, fully furnished, covered balcony, waterfront condo for sale by owner $125,000. Call 770-855-8370 HirMobile home in 55+ park. Low lot rent. 1br/1ba with 2 room additions. Ruskin, nice lot. Call 813-938-3877 or 813465-2457 ter rotet The Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus deposit. No pets. 813-850-5217, 813-863-6123, 813-863-6124 Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Seasonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440-666-1330 Adorable home for annual renter in SCC on lake. Unfurnished. 2br/2ba/2cg. $950 monthly obo. A must see. 813938-5360HoeorretS 3, 2 & 1 bedrooms. No pets. Ruskin, Gibsonton area. RV lots available 813310-1888 or 813-849-1469 3 bedroom Apollo Beach home with garage & fenced yard. $950 monthly. 813-482-6374 2br/1ba, covered carport. Totally brand new inside. Porcelain tile & carpeted, all appliances. (Lease) $775 monthly plus deposit, included all amenities. Call 813-477-3792 Ruskin. 2br/1ba, large fenced backyard, pet considered. $800 monthly, 1st, last & security. Call John 813-641-3681 1 bedroom, possible 2 bedroom for rent. Water, trash, lawn, boat ramp included. No pets. $450 monthly 941-447-2428. Handyman welcome. Ruskin, pretty 3br/2ba, privacy fence, deck, new carpet & paint. Washer/ dryer. $1000 monthly plus secured deposit. Call 813-382-9101 Apt oretRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, wash er /dryer hookup. $695 monthly plus deposit, water & lawn service included, 813-244-1676 oooretKings Point. One bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished nicely, very clean, all amenities. $650 monthly 813-634-1162 Spacious, furnished 1br/1.5ba, gated 55+ KP/SCC. Includes cable, water, sewer, yard, trash, clubhouse, transportation, activities. $650 monthly for annual. 813-633-8083 oomoretWimauma, beautiful furnished room, quiet, country setting, Must see. Includes utilities & basic cable. $110 weekly & up. No drugs/ alcohol. Background check. 813-503-4592 Het Mobile homes & RV lots for rent. Mobile homes for sale. E-Z terms. Eastwood Estates Mobile Home Park, Gibsonton. Call Heather 813-677-5726 Move in special (2 week free). Newly renovated MHP. Several homes ready. $155 weekly. L&N MHP, Gibsonton. 813-684-9708 or 813-245-7425 F HA Two bedroom $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 Mobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, no pets. $475 monthly $175 deposit. Call 813-677-4796 Mobile home for rent. 2br/1.5ba, large lot, nice Ruskin area. $650 monthly, $400 deposit, includes water & trash 813-389-2071 mret Trailer rentals. 1-3 bedrooms, starting at $130 weekly. Nice, clean, family friendly. Ruskin/ Gibsonton 813-417-1383oicep ce t cicre reoeSp ceGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 ooeepi Next training class N Pro-advisor & POS. Full bookkeeping services Tutoring/ software issues/ Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net. www.theasquickbookkeeping.comHet et sage Therapist will see clients in their home for 1 hour massage 10+ years experience. Diane  813-641-2506    MA62676A t ire CNAs available for private duty. Experienced, skilled & caring. Clean background & references provided. 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CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RETIREMENT/STARTER HOME: Modern 2BR/2BA manufactured home, bright open kitchen & living area, enclosed lanai, large utility-rm, great 12x24 attached workshop and carport. Home is on own lot, no HOA, no flood insurance needed. Close to town and golf course. $63,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 UNIQUE RIVERFRONT LOT, RUSKIN: With all utilities on site, it is ready for your dream house/manufactured home. Desirable PD-MU zoning, great fishing, deep water, a large newer dock and unique view of water & nature. $199,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 REDUCED TO THE RIDICULOUS! Quaint 3BR/2BA house on over 3 lovely acres, 2-car detached garage, huge screened porch, fenced and cross-fenced and more! Only $113,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 HOW LOW WILL THEY GO? They probably dont even know until you make an offer on either of these 2 nice waterfront properties. 3BR/2BA recently updated home on Little Manatee is surrounded by tropical landscaping. Recently updated. Duplex on canal close to bay has 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA. Suitable for extended family or investment. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 REDUCED $329,000. OVER 1 ACRE ON LITTLE MANATEE RIVER. Features extra large bedrooms which includes in-law or guest quarters. 5-car garage for the car lovers with extra carport. High bank of the river, out of the flood zone. This is a must see. Easy to show so CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 COMMERCIAL LISTING! Great commercial property with 158 ft. of frontage on Highway 41 (1.04 acres MOL). Property is zoned CI (commercial intensive) and is currently rented to an auto/service/repair garage. Special features include: huge building (3,192 sq.ft.) with new roof, three bays, two offices, and lots of room for storage. $279,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq. ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Road in Ruskin. Nice size lot (72x170) with a circular driveway and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 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 SOLD!SOLD!SALE PE NDING! CALLClaire T ortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 AND GREA 2BR/2BA, split plan, huge air-conditioned addition, inside utilit y, 2 -car carport and a large attached storage/workshop. Beautiful fruit trees, no HOA, no Flood Insurance needed and only on its own lot, with screen porch, carport, utility shed and 2nd shed used as workshop. L shaped living-dining room, built-in china c abinets, nice kitchen, newer floors sold partially furnished. A This residential cleared lot is in a peaceful area, close to everything, adjacent to a beautiful newer Key We st style home. 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28 OCTOBER 20, 2011 The signs of varicose veins arent always obvious. Even if you dont see veins on the surface of your legs, theres a good chance your discomfort is a symptom of vein disease. Half of all men and women over 50 are affected by a vein problem. And without intervention, the problem will only get worse. Fortunately, the solution is a simple one. All veins have valves. Healthy valves keep blood owing only upward and support the weight of the column of blood. When these valves are broken, blood pools below. This congestion and increased pressure result in discomfort and cause uid to build up and leak from the deeper capillaries. The result gradual and continuous deterioration of your legs over the years. Both visible and hidden varicose veins are dangerous they increase your risk of blood clots. Most varicose veins are hidden. Tired, painful legs are a symptom that something is wrong. We test your vein valves while you are standing. If you have ever had an ultrasound of vein valves performed while you were lying down, you have had inadequate testing. This is a gravity issue, after all! Our more advanced methods detect valve problems frequently missed by less wellequipped clinics. Vein testing is easy and painless and takes place right in our ofce. At your exam appointment, our doctor will explain the ultrasound results and discuss treatment options with you. At Mountcastle Vein Centers, we offer four simple, advanced 20-minute procedures performed in our private, small clinic atmosphere. All four are painless, effective, minimally invasive and non-surgical. You can expect to return to normal activity the same day. Dont let leg discomfort keep you from enjoying life. In most cases, our procedures are considered medically necessary and are covered by health insurance and Medicare. This is a progressive disease. So call today for your free consultation. Learn how to stop and reverse the deterioration of your legs.Sun City Center 4040 Upper Creek Dr., Ste. 105, FL 33573 (next to South Bay Hospital) St. Petersburg (at Isla del Sol) Largo (next to Largo Medical Center)Palm Harbor (at The Fountains, Alderman & US19)PUT YOUR TIRED, P AINFUL LEGS INTO OUR SKILLED HANDS. Call 813-634-1333www.mountcastleveincenters.com Daniel J. Mountcastle, MD(Ohio State University)Naushin Jobe, MD(Chicago Medical School)Jack Lipps, MD(University of Louisville)Kim Truett, BS, Vascular Technology(Oregon Institute of Technology) There are many different treatments for vein disease, but not all are equal. Some are obsolete, painful and dangerous. Ours are modern, painless and safe. Never stop living! Any of these symptoms can signal dangerous, hidden varicose veins. Schedule a FREE consultation to see if our painless procedures can help. Painful, aching legs Tired legs Leg cramps Swollen ankles Skin discoloration Restless legs Itching, burning skin{ Before and after photos show dramatic results from advanced vein procedures. Varicose Vein Valves Normal One-Way Vein Valves Healthy valve prevents reverse blood ow Reverse blood ow due to damaged valve Before After