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Whatever happened about...By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netPrison ClosingThreatened with closure just six months ago, the Hillsborough Correctional Institution (HCI) on C.R. 672 near Balm now is in expansion mode. New classes and activities, additional mentors, plus a growing volunteer corps all have developed in recent months, according to Nancy Williams, a long-time SCC volunteer and advocate for Floridas only faith-based prison for women. Added to the activities rosters are training in such subjects as employability, inspirational studies, art expression and pickleball, she said, as 125 new volunteers completed the September orientation and 85 mentors underwent training in preparation for service in one-on-one guidance. P.R.S.T. STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8THE OBSERVER NEWS Happy Thanksgivingfrom South Hillsborough is home to some, an escape for others. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netOn a cold Thanksgiving night in Norfolk, Virginia, John helped me tie off my sailboat and run the electrical cable much needed for the electric blanket I hoped to soon be tucked into. He was at Rebel Marina, a family-owned establishment that took me in that night at no charge since it was Thanksgiving. John was waiting for the winds to die down enough to lower his mast. He was headed south, but the mast was too tall to fit under the numerous 65-foot, fixed bridges of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). He didnt really want to travel down the ICW, his preference was to go offshore, out into the Atlantic Ocean. Along with his wife, he has been sailing most of his life, and his large sailboat was imminently capable of handling most of what the ocean could throw at him and he was knowledgeable enough to avoid the rest. John is an experienced sailor who has seen much in his travels around the world. But his wife was having health problems, and the oft-feared Cape Hatteras lie between Norfolk and warmer weather to the south. With his wife recuperating, he knew he would need help so he tried to find a captain to hire for the passage. But winter had arrived and winds were forecast to reach 60 miles per hour around Cape Hatteras no captain was interested in making the trip; money meant nothing in light of those conditions. John was disappointed, but he waited until the yard employees returned to work after the holiday, had his mast lowered and then traveled down the inland waterway to a point south of the dreaded cape where he again raised his mast and set out into the ocean. Sometime later I ran into him again in Titusville, Florida, none the worse for the wear. John had the utmost respect for the conditions that Cape Hatteras could present at that time of year, but none of the fear held by the captains he tried to hire. He knew it would be uncomfortable at best, but he also knew he could do it. What was most remarkable was that John is 83 years old. At 35 years his junior, Ive never even considered such a feat. John has spent much of his life running away to sea. In past generations, thoughts of escaping the real world meant running away with the circus. But while it now seems the entire world has become a circus, dreams of running away are still in vogue, but the destinations have changed. People today use recreational vehicles, sailboats and Cruisers on Volleyball Beach at George Town, Bahamas. As children, people dreamed about running away with the circus. Now that the entire world is a circus, some are running away to sea.MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTOSee RUNAWAYS AMONG US, page 11SCC residents get first look at possible See WHATEVER HAPPENED, page 19By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Aiming for a polished image appealing to new buyers while serving interests of current residents, community leaders here have unveiled a multifaceted $3 million project as part of long range planning. The currently proposed construction, centered in the second of a three-phase plan looking ahead at least two decades, was introduced to some 400 residents during a community town hall session last week. Focused on two new buildings featuring the clean lines and futuristic facades reminiscent of designs by the late Frank Lloyd Wright, the building program was greeted with generally favorable reviews from the assembled retirees. They variously described the proposals as a great plan and deemed them excellent, said they were impressed with the drawings and complimented the CA board members for an outstanding job. Over ensuing days, however, some have raised questions and voiced cautions, concerned about the costs related to a prospective $2.4 million loan to be repaid over 10 years with revenue accruing from the so-called transfer fees paid by all buyers making first-time home purchases in the community. Members of the SCC Community Association will be weighing in on aspects of the proposed capital improvements See SCC UPDATING PROJECT, page 3MelodELODY JamesonAMESON pPHotoOTOAfter listening carefully to descriptions of the prospective new construction aimed at giving their Central Campus a refreshed and appealing appearance, SCC residents studied architectural renderings prepared by the SOL Design Studio in Tampa. Here a couple examine closely a rendering of the proposed Multi-Use Building that would house all Community Association functions as well as the SCC Information Center and the Security Patrol headquarters. The one-story structure features an eye-catching modernistic front elevation matching the facade of the proposed Entertainment Building.

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2 NOVEMBER 24, 2011 Within the last decade,Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS) has transformed the field of spine surgery.Today,MIS is far superior to outdated,conventional spine surgery in regard to patient outcomes. Dr.Philip Henkin is a leading, respected neurosurgeon with decades of experience and a stellar record in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.He incorporates the most recent advancements in MIS technology to produce the best possible patient results. If you want to know how Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery can get y o u r life back on track,join us for this free lecture.Ask questions. Get answers.Enjoy a social evening of learning and look forward to an active, healthier future.Lecture on Facts and Benefits ofMINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERYMonday,December 12th 6:00 pm Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Plaza,Greater Sun City CenterIncreased Mobility Improved Physical FunctionLess Need for Pain MedicationBetter Quality of Life Tampa Bays Leader InMinimally Invasive Spine Surgery FREECOMMUNITY LECTURE BY 1007 Professional Park Drive,Brandon,Florida 33511813-651-3300 Philip Henkin, M.D.Board Certified NeurosurgeonHors doeuvres Refr eshmentsPersonal appointments available for follow-up with Dr.Henkin. Call now to reserve your seat:813-651-3300 Black Friday comes earlyTo the glee of some and the dismay of others, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that is considered to be the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season, is ramping up this year with most major stores in the Bay area opening at midnight on Friday, Nov. 25. Previously, most stores opened during the early morning hours, thus allowing their employees a full Thanksgiving holiday. The earlier openings ensure that some employees will be called to duty during the wholly American holiday known for time spent with family and friends, a move that has spurred some protest across the nation. According to Reuters, one group presented Target Stores with 190,000 signatures protesting the midnight opening of their stores. Most Walmart stores will be open even earlier, with special pricing in the toy departments beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday night. To avoid confusion, next years Black Friday will be scheduled to take place on May 18, 2012. Just kidding. Maybe.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS The Shoppes of Apollo Beachfor all of your holiday shopping needs!Dont just drive by....STOP....for all your holiday needs! AVAILABLE SPACE: 750 s.f. up to 4,641 s.f.! Join this group of ne establishments!6402 U.S. Hwy. 41 and Apollo Beach Blvd. JOHN STONER or ELLIOTT ROSS at 727-725-2800 www.rossrealty.com

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 3 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 813-677-8418 Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ELECTROLYSISLaurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 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? Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center BRAKE SPECIALOIL CHANGE Emergency Services813-645-7653 Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.$99$2495Includes Labor, Turn Rotors. Most Cars & Light Trucks. Per Axle + PadsMost cars & light trucksSummertimeAC Check$2995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price. program with their votes, beginning in December. The phase two construction project and its proposed financing also could be a factor in the upcoming election of three directors to the CA board. The long range planning, perhaps a first in the communitys 50-year history, calls for an initial phase slated to begin next month. The outdoor pool is scheduled to close December 1 as work begins on its enhancement, on updating pool rest rooms and on an outdoor spa, said Bob Black, CA vice president. This project is expected to be completed with placement of new pool furniture in six weeks to two months. And the final phase, yet to be outlined, is foreseen as taking place many years in the future. It could deal with pinpointing additional recreational areas such as a 37acre undeveloped piece west of Del Webb Blvd. and the now idle North Lakes Golf Course, along with a new theater, a new library, added Atrium parking and enhancements to Community Hall. Meanwhile, the plans second stage involves a major overhaul of the communitys Central Campus on its north side. It proposes a multi-use building to house CA offices as well as headquarters of the communitys famed Security Patrol and to be located where those facilities currently exist on North Pebble Beach Boulevard. at Cherry Hills Drive. As designed by SOL Design Studio in Tampa, an architectural firm engaged by CA leaders, the one-story structure features a cantilevered roof over a glassenclosed lobby as an eye-catching element of its front elevation. From a utility standpoint, the building would provide expanded space SCC updating project unveiled%  for the various CA functions now crowded into cramped offices, incorporate the community information center and face Cherry Hills Drive. The second new construction proposed for the Central Campus make-over is an entertainment building envisioned to the north of the office complex, located approximately where the most northern section of the lawn bowling greens now exist. Facing Pebble Beach, its front elevation features a similarly cantilevered roof over the glassed entrance, bookending the western portion of the campus with aesthetically coordinated buildings. This campus addition, CA President Ed Barnes noted, would be designed to take bookings now turned away from the heavily used South Campus Community Hall and the Atriums Florida Room due to lack of open dates. Both the CA offices and the Security Patrol headquarters would be temporarily relocated to trailers during an estimated eight-month construction period. Yet another portion of the prospective campus overhaul involves construction of a caf and wine bar in the existing plaza area between the Rollins Theater building and the Atrium, east of the outdoor pool. Identified as a priority during a survey of resident interests earlier this year, CA director Martin Hurwitz noted the caf and sports bar offering light food and beverage service is seen as an informal community gathering place providing both indoor and outdoor seating easily accessible after events in the Atrium or theater presentations or a swim in one of the pools. It is likely such a facility would be operated by an outside vendor. It is the fiscal aspects of the second phase construction that are generating debate. A pay-as-yougo approach might be initiated in seven or eight years, board directors estimated. Facilities that can be used in the near future would require financing. In order to break ground for the new buildings by the end of 2012, a bank loan of $2.4 million would be needed to supplement about $600,000 taken from the existing capital fund where $1,200 from each house sold to an incoming resident currently accumulates. The capital fund is expected to show a balance of $1 million by the end of 2011, and if used as part of the 2012 construction would leave $400,000 remaining as a financial cushion. Moreover, if CA members were to support a by-laws change increasing the per-house assessment to incoming residents by $300 to $1,500, both the capital fund balance and the retained cushion would be greater. CA directors have estimated that the full loan amount, repaid over 10 years at five percent interest, would require annual debt service both payment on principal and interest of $305,450. A calculation using the lowest average number of homes resold each year 240, indicates the amount of money produced each year at $1,500 per home sold would be $360,000 more than enough to cover such an annual debt service. However, if the community does not support the by-laws change and the perhouse fee remains at $1,200, the annual amount produced would be $288,000, or, theoretically, about $13,500 short of the debt service minimum. Assuming the estimated annual debt service is correct and relying on all the other variables as estimated, over a 10 year span the $2.4 million loan would be repaid in the amount of $3,054,500, putting the cost of borrowing the money at $654,500. The loan would not be a mortgage because no real property would be used as collateral, Black said. Rather, it would be the projected income of the resold home fees accumulating in the capital fund that would be pledged as collateral for the loan, he added that, and the full faith of Sun City Center. Its not the numbers, though, but the very existence of indebtedness that has led some residents to promise a no vote. Dave Brown, a long-time community advocate, told The Observer this week he opposes any debt for any reason and cannot support debt financing. Brown agreed the CA needs more space to function competently and to meet various resident requirements, but questioned the reasoning for a Central Campus caf, for example. Pointing to construction in recent years of the arts and crafts building on Cherry Hills Drive and the fitness center adjacent to the Atrium without incurring debt, he suggested the same approach for any other improvements to campus facilities. See SCC UPDATE PROJECT, page 19MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOSun City Centers Community Association directors received both kudos and questions after they took turns presenting components of the proposed Central Campus make-over as part of their longterm planning. Here, Director Martin Hurwitz (center) responds to a query with details of the cafe and wine bar as Directors Ann Marie Leblanc (left) and Chuck Collett (right) listen. The CA board wants membership support to borrow $2.4 million to get the new construction underway in 2012.

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X 4 POSITIVE TALKPerseverance has been defined as: the steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, belief or purpose; steadfastness. Yes, it is thatbut it is so much more. It is probably one of the single most important factors in achieving any goal. Rudyard Kipling speaks to this trait of perseverance in his epic poem IF when he says, If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Accept the Will which says to them: Hold on! Yours is the earth and everything thats in it, Andwhich is moreyoull be a Man, my son! If you have not read Kipling, and especially if you have not read Kipling to the children in your life, you owe it to yourself and to them to read this powerful poem. Although Ive quoted only one small section, all of the lines speak to the importance of perseverance and maintaining your course. Think of the great projects throughout the history of mankind that would not have come to fruition if someone had not persevered. The Panama Canal could well have been a French project, which would have changed the entire course of history. The French failed to persevere in their attempt to build the canal; but under the guidance of President Theodore Roosevelt, a man known for his perseverance, the project went By William Hodges ahead under the control of the United States. Against great odds, the canal was completed in 1914, reducing the sea distance from the U.S. East Coast to the West Coast by more than 5,000 miles. That is just one example of perseverance. If the British Lion had not persevered during the dark days of 19371940, an entirely different chapter of world history might have been written. Had those brave people not held on through shot and shell, there would have been no England from which the United States could stage thousand-plane raids. But perseverance does not always create a history-shaping event. It can be as meaningful as an 84-year-old woman working hard to get a college degree. It can be a scientist toiling in a laboratory year after year to create a miracle of medicine. Perseverance can even be a virtue ascribed to the men and women who go to work every day and shoulder the responsibility of supporting their families. Perseverance is indeed a powerful force, but we must be able to determine when it is good to persevere and when we are just being stubborn. It makes a difference. I remember hearing of this conversation between two people on radios at sea. It went like this. Captain: Please alter your course 10 degrees to the south. Response: Suggest you alter your course 10 degrees to the north. Captain: This is a Navy ship. Alter your course 10 degrees to the south! Perservance Wins the DayResponse: Say again. Suggest you alter your course 10 degrees to the north. Captain: This is the commander of a fully armed U.S. Navy warship. ALTER YOUR COURSE NOW! Response: This is a lighthouse. Your call. In most cases, its your call. Being stupidly stubborn is one thing, but persisting in the things you believe to be right is entirely another. 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.com The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan. .............Composition / Layout sue@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning NewspapersThe Rose Boutique announces holiday hoursThe Rose Boutique located at 100 East Shell Point Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25; and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving weekend for your shopping convenience. Take advantage of this Shopportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. The Boutique features new and name brand clothing and accessories as well as holiday items and gifts. The Thrift Store located at 1009 1st Street S.W. in Ruskin will be closed on Friday, Nov. 25 and reopen for regular hours 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 26. The Christmas Shop is open for all your Holiday needs. The Administrative office will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will resume regular hours on Monday, Nov. 28. The Mary & Martha House Inc. is a shelter for women and children in crisis, and supports 2 emergency shelters as well as transitional housing in South Hillsborough County. For more information on volunteering or to make a donation, call (813) 645-7874. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appt. WE BUY GOLD, SILVER & UNWANTED JEWELRY Indulge in the Riches of Gold and Silver at with a All coins available for your holiday gift giving Sun City Centers 50th anniversary will be celebrated by a WHOLE YEAR of parties and events. Watch this monthly ad for upcoming events throughout the year.DECEMBER EVENTS December 3 SCC Holiday Walk on CA Central Campus. N. Pebble Beach. $5 breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon in Florida Room. On-site arts and crafts clubs, including Model Railroad, open from 9 a.m. to noon. Open to public. Info: Ann-Marie Leblanc 633-3500 December 4 A sparkling holiday production of The Nutcracker by the Dance Alive National Ballet. Be entranced by the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dazzling court. CA Community Hall, S. Pebble Beach. 2:30 p.m. Open to public. Tickets and info: Judy Schings 642-2001 December 10 Holiday Golf Cart Parade 10:30 a.m. Parade route: staging at N. Pebble Beach parking lot north of CA Central Campus, east on Lajolla, right on Cherry Hills, ending at the Campus gazebo area where all are invited to enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies. Open to public. Dolores Whiteld 633-3500 December 11 Holiday Extravaganza by the Sarasota Concert Band. CA Community Hall, S. Pebble Beach at 2 p.m. Tickets and info: Judy Schings 642-2001.

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X 8 5 5Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities ABWC keeps busy during holidaysThe December meeting of the Apollo Beach Womans Club will feature the East Bay High School Choral group, The Sounds of Time, performing a medley of holiday music. ABWC meetings are at Little Harbor in Ruskin, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. The Clubs next membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The cost of the luncheon is $16. If interested in finding out more about the club, join them at one of their luncheons as a guest by calling Pam Scott, Vice President of Membership Meetings, at (813) 260-3963. All reservations and monies must be received by Scott on or before the Friday prior to the meeting. As a fundraiser the ABWC is selling Village Inn pie certificates for $10 each. They are available by calling Pam Kerstetter at (813) 6452425 or Nancy Vance at (813) 645-4295. In addition, the Village Inn is sponsoring a night in which 10 percent of the proceeds will be given to the Apollo Beach Womans Club scholarship program. The second night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Christmas is approaching and the ABWC also is selling 6 Poinsettias pots for $5 apiece with 8 and 10 pots available at various prices. To order, call Sylvia Gordon at (813) 641-8793. For membership information, call Sharon Vasquez at (813) 641-0763 or e-mail: sharonvasquez47@yahoo.com. ABWC dues are $20 annually and can be sent to Vasquez, 913 Golf Island Dr., Apollo Beach 33572.Local farmer honoredAt the annual Farm City Week Luncheon hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, William Lee Buck Strickland was named the 2011 Agriculturist of the year and inducted into the Manatee Countys Agriculture Hall of Fame at the luncheon held on Nov. 15. Check out the Summerfield Holiday Craft Market The Summerfield Community will be hosting their 3rd annual Holiday Craft Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Summerfield Community Center, 13011 Summerfield Blvd. in Riverview. The day will be filled with activities for everyone. Over forty crafters and vendors will have Christmas and gift items for sale. Story time for the little ones is being held in Santas workshop at 11:30 a.m. Visit Santa from noon to 2 p.m. Marine Corp representatives will be on hand to accept new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. A Toys for Tots charity bake sale is being sponsored by the Summerfield Ladies Club. Attendance prizes will be given throughout the day. For more information, call the Community Center at (813) 671-2005 or email summerfield social@gmail.com.Anthony RoaMajor General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the NY Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Anthony Roa from Riverview, FL serving with the Joint Force Headquarters is promoted to the rank of Master Sgt. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard. Air National Guard Airman Carlos T. Carrionsantiago graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Carrionsantiago earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Carlos Carrioncolon of Culebra, Puerto Rico, and Magaly Alverio of Kings Lake Drive, Gibsonton, FL. He is a 2006 graduate of Antonio R. Barcelo High School, Culebra.Carlos CarrionsantiagoAir Force Airman Evan C. Wagner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Wagner is the son of Mason and Holly Wagner of Lake Vista Drive, Gibsonton. He is a 2010 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton.Evan C. Wagner Apollo Beach lighted boat parade and chili cook-offThe Tampa Sailing Squadron of Apollo Beach will be hosting its annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10. Anyone interested in decorating their boats and joining this Parade must register at the Tampa Sailing Squadron, 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach. Registration and Skippers Meeting will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, Dec. 10. The Parade will conclude with refreshments and their famous chili cook-off immediately after the boats return to the Club. At this time, prizes and awards will be presented to the winners. All information on the Parade route, time, and meeting location will be addressed at the Registration meeting on Saturday morning. For more information, call Hugh Moore at 731-9409. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY November marks the 5th Anniversary of SouthShore Regional LibraryJoin them to celebrate with over 70 programs. Kids program highlights this week include:All HCPLC Libraries Closed on November 24 & 25 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. Toddler Time For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. 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. S.A.A. 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, Nov. 24 -Thanksgiving. Members and members guests are invited to dinner at the club at 2 p.m. Enjoy turkey and everything that goes with it. Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Pulled Pork Sandwiches are being served. Saturday, Nov. 26 Fish Fry by Becky at 5 p.m. Music by Tony John at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Nov. 30 Wings and Things at 5 p.m. OH SO GOOD! Bar Games at 6 p.m. For more information, call the club at 645-2922.

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My mother has gotten very forgetful in her old age and has fallen a few times over the past year, but is determined to stay living in her own house. How can I help her from 700 miles away? Worried Daughter ing for an elderly parent from afar that can help you. Weigh Your Options and caring of an aging parent that options. You can hire a profesyou can coordinate the care yourother helpers. a geriatric assessment. This is a her needs and a suggested plan to manage her care. To find a professional who does this, contact your at caremanager.org. Once you get an assessment youll need to decide how to proric care manager he or she can set up and manage all aspects of care, and monitor your moms ongoing rates they can determine if assisted Care managers charge hourly rates Do It Yourself By Jim Miller Tips and resources for long-distance caregivers nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnTHE SAVVY SENIORpersonal care or medical issues. per hour. To find home-care assistance, call your moms doctors office, the discharge planner at her hhcompare. programs that may help your mom pay for drugs, health care, utilities and other expenses. 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.Car show to brighten local kids ChristmasThe Sun City Center Roamin special car show on Thursday, with gifts for area children who might otherwise go without. in conjunction with the regular monthly Roamin Oldies cruiseentrants and spectators, and the The South Shore Senior Singles group, a ministry of the Sun City scheduled for the fourth Sunday of each month. Meet at The Alley in Riverview scared from anyone who approaches. Some are emaciated, ill or injured Sun City Center. The grant will althem with food and water and monitors their health. 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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 7 Learn what to do Right Now! When should I take Social Security? When can I retire? FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. DONT JOIN THE OSTRICH GENERATIONAmid the choppy markets, too many Soon-to-be Retirees have avoided making key decisions...62% of married couples disagree on when to retire 25% of people now 66 will live to age 90 50% of people age 46 and up havent calculated their savings needsCall us today for your retirement evaluation and let us help you create a retirement plan and get your head out of the sand!!!813-633-7333www.payantfinancial.com*Securities and insurance products offered by Thomas Payant through SagePoint Financial. Inc. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. Statistical Source: Wall Street Journal 9/17/111653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Welcome to...Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.633-2636General and Cosmetic DentistryOur Own In-House Denture LabOur Lab Tech Has 38+ Years Experience Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 38+ Years Experience727 Cortaro Drive (Burger King Plaza)Open: Monday Thursday 8:30 5:00 New Patients & Emergencies Are Always WELCOME PATIENT REWARDSRefer 2 new patients and receive a $25 credit toward your next visit. Be sure to have your friend or family member mention your name to receive the credit at time of scheduling.Coupon must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply. Like it used to beBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net I think the pace of change accelerates with each passing day and much of that change isnt for the better. The cost of food is going up while the portions go down (yeah, those new 20 packs of diet soda sure are cute, and so is the price, which is the same as what a 24-pack used to be), the price of gas is frightening, the employment picture is nerve-wracking and politicians say one thing and do another. Oh wait, that last one isnt a change. Theyve always done that. Regardless, I wonder how long this can continue. Last week I had to ship a small package, normally not a big deal, but when I saw the price, I was tempted to ask if they offered financing. Money, money, money its flying out of my wallet at a record pace but going in at the same old plodding pace that it always has. Well, like the politicians, at least some things never change. So, I have that going for me. Actually, there are a lot of things that havent changed, and Ive been surprised the past few weeks to find a couple of them. A while ago my wife told me her watch needed a new battery. That The tag on the outrageously expensive boat refrigeration compressor says, Important. Ill tell you whats important: having ice cubes when you want them.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOshouldnt be a problem, but the last time I needed a new watch battery I went to buy one at a ginormous superstore. After walking the miles of aisles to the jewelry counter, I was told I could buy the battery, but they would not put it in, despite having the necessary tools to do so. OK, fine, could I borrow the tool for a moment? I swear to you the woman growled at me in response. She then eyed me for a while as though I were a potential terrorist, intent on using the little watch tool to blow up the store. She very reluctantly handed over the tool (only after I paid for the battery, of course) and then watched me like a hawk. There was no doubt in my mind that if I chose that moment to go insane and run willy-nilly through the store brandishing the little watch tool, I would be shot dead before I managed to get two steps away from the jewelry counter. To her, this was an Extremely Serious Matter of Homeland Security. In other words, that my wife now needed a new watch battery was a big problem. I gathered up her watch and one of my watches that also had a dead battery (I was prepared to abandon it) and slowly drove off, preparing myself for the interrogation of a lifetime at the hands of a jewelry counter clerk employed by an enormous and soulless corporation. But before I even managed to get out of Ruskin, I saw the sign on U.S. 41: Watch batteries $5. I was sure there had to be a catch, but since I was already prepared to be bound, gagged and beaten on this quest, I figured I had nothing to lose. Thats when I met Bob Henshaw at Bobs Jewelry Repair. Bobs store is small and somewhat hidden. I had no idea it was even there until I noticed the watch battery sign. I tentatively set the two dead watches down on the counter and sheepishly asked if it would be possible to get two new watch batteries. I might have even winced a little. Sure, no problem, Bob replied. He then put on some magnifying glasses and gently set the watches down on a workbench with a bright light, much like a miniature operating table for wristwatches. Michelles watch was a gift and is somewhat unusual. Bob apparently recognized that because he took his time with it. He first tested the old battery and then he looked around with his magnifying glasses to ensure that all was OK. After 15 or 20 minutes, I was getting worried. Yes, I knew the watch batteries were five bucks, but what was the service going to run? There was no word on how much the examination and the time spent on the miniature wristwatch operating table was going to cost. That will be ten dollars, he said as he handed me my watch, after polishing them both with a fine cloth. Well, a little more with tax. Wow. I felt honored to be in the presence of an honest and hardworking man. Judging by the headlines today, Im quite certain it was a rare privilege. I try to do business the right way, he said. He did and Ill be back. There is nothing cheap about boats, and boat stuff is certainly not a refuge from the prices that seem to be increasing on everything in life. Thats why I developed a nervous tic when the ancient refrigeration on my boat started to make an ominous noise. There is no upside to an ominous noise when it comes to refrigeration on a small sailboat. If I had to replace it, for roughly the cost of a really nice household refrigerator that probably has an HD television screen and would even talk to me, I would get a box of parts that I had to assemble myself. On the other hand, I felt certain that hiring someone to take a look at it would be an experience straight out of the tenth circle of Hell that even Dante Alighieri was afraid to write about. Despite that, I opted to try at least the latter in the hope that a miracle would happen and I would once again enjoy making ice cubes on board. Thats when I met Capt. Jack Lathbury, owner of Clear Horizon Marine. I called him to look at the ancient, rusted beast that was buried under a berth, hoping that he had a magic wand in his toolkit. The first indication that I was perhaps wrong about hiring a repairman was that he showed up early in fact, he had to wait for us to arrive. He carried his tools aboard and courteously listened to me babble about how I could make it run by just standing on one foot, uttering an incantation while simultaneously flipping a switch and then giving it a hard whack with a hammer. He spent a good bit of time checking out each component, looking for some ray of hope before declaring that it was indeed dead. See OBSERVATIONS, page 19

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13 8 MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTERJerey V. Moett, D.M.D., P.A.Big Bend Professional Park 13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579813-677-3331www.MoettOralSurgery.comNitrous Oxide and I.V. Sedation Available asked to bring the Clown Car for the show and tell aspect of his presentation! The kids got to go outside and have their picture taken with it, wiggling and squirming and jockeying for the best possible position in the photo. Once the photo op was done, we piled back into the classroom and it was my turn to inspire. When I said the words Chamber of Commerce it was clear they pictured a building that resembled something out of a Harry Potter movie, large and gothic with dark halls and eerie shadows. I tried to explain how we help support our local businesses and promote them whenever we can. Do you use math where you work? Of course! I have to establish an annual budget and make sure we earn enough money to pay all of our bills. Do you use reading and writing? Yes, I write a weekly column and read local business journals so I stay current with what is going on in the community. Can your husband paint a Lamborgini? So much for educating them on workforce partnerships and the power of networking. In the end, I had a residual coolness factor just for owning the Clown Car and being married to Mr. Kevin. But I doubt any one of those kids wants to grow up to run a Chamber of Commerce. Too bad. I think its the greatest job in the world! With no blood or vomit to clean up!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessIn all of the challenges I have faced in the past year as executive director of the Chamber, the most difficult was last week when I stood before a classroom of third graders and tried in vain to explain to them what we do. Forget trying to get the potholes fixed in the road out front. THIS was a true challenge! It was the Great American Teach In, and teacher Peggy Creasy asked me to come and make a presentation to her class. It was a wonderful idea, very similar to the old Career Day we used to have in high school. Local business people get about a half an hour to talk about their chosen field and encourage these innocent, open minds. Due to a scheduling issue, I was the last presenter of the day to these precocious, energetic 8-year-olds. I had my talk prepared, but I was no match for the other business leaders who preceded me. I came behind the exciting Mr. Frank, the former stage manager for every big performing name in the world. He had traveled the globe and done exciting things! He knew famous people! Then there was Ms. Carol, who was an ER nurse. She saw blood and vomit and cool things like that! The worst act to follow was just before mine. My Husband was asked to come and talk about all the cars he restores and paints! To add an insult to my injury, I was By Dana Dittmar St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center, presents their third Fine Arts Concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. The featured artists will be cellist Scott Kluksdahl accompanied by pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera. Kluksdahl is Cello and Chamber Music Professor at the University of South Florida. Cassidy-Polera will join him from New York. she has collaborated with leading soloists including Yo-Yo Ma and won the accompanying prize at the Eighth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. The church is excited and pleased to be able to introduce this dynamic duo to their concert supporters. Dont miss this performance! Tickets at the door are $9. Season tickets for the last four concerts are $35 and are available at the concert or church reception desk. For more information, call (813) 642-8125 or (813) 634-1252.Cello-Piano duo presents concert Back and knee treatment discussedSouth Bay Hospital will host free Dine with the Doctor seminars featuring information on treatment options for those suffering from knee and back pain. Dr. Robert Maddalon, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled Treatments for Knee Arthritis at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Dr. Maddalon is on staff at South Bay Hospital, is board certified and specializes in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Larry Fishman, Neurosurgeon, will facilitate an information session titled Treatment Options for Back Pain at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Dr. Fishman is on staff at South Bay Hospital, is board certified and specializes in kyphoplasty and minimally invasive spine surgery. For more information, or to make a reservation for the free seminars, call 1-888-685-1595.SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYNovember marks the 5th Anniversary of SouthShore Regional LibraryJoin them to celebrate with over 70 programs. Adult program highlights this week include: All HCPLC Libraries Closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 & 25 Internet: Safe Browsing and Malicious Software Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! Join art instructor Minnette Webster for this creative and fun art class. You will leave class with some finished paper ornaments. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Library Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library A Call to all Adult Fiber Artists for The Crawford Gallery The John Crawford Advisory Board is looking for 2012 Fiber Artists (quilting, weaving and handmade paper)for a group fiber show in March/ April 2012 in the Crawford Gallery at SouthShore Regional Library. Applications are available at the Information Desk at SouthShore Regional Library. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2011. Questions? Call Laurie Burhop at 273-3652. Ask-A-Health-Care-Professional Discussion Join them as a health care professional shares information on Medicare and Home Health Care. A question-and-answer session will follow. Join a moderated discussion of John Updikes classic work, Rabbit, Run. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 9 TRIPS WORTH TAKINGCentral Florida landmarks make winter day-trips a must!%  It started during the Great Depression, born of a mothers need to feed her family. For decades, Chalet Suzanne was a stopping place for the rich and famous and became synonymous with Lake Wales, Florida. But just what is Chalet Suzanne and what has kept it going through good times and bad? Is it a motel, a bed and breakfast, a restaurant or a throwback to another era? It is all these things and more. Built in 1931 and remodeled in 2008, Chalet Suzanne has been characterized as a gracious oasis amidst the tumult of Central Florida attractions. Chalet Suzanne is not a boxy look-alike chain motel. In fact building exteriors appear to have been pulled from the pages of an illustrated childrens story book. Each of its 26 rooms is different and furnished with antiques. People have been returning here for more than 80 years bringing their children and grandchildren. It is a place where remembrances of earlier, less hurried times can be recaptured. The list of celebrity guests who visited during its glory days is impressive, their autographed photos on display in the restaurant. From its earliest days, the outstanding food and dining experience at Chalet Suzanne received top reviews from critics and guests. Initially it was the famous Duncan Hines who featured Chalet Suzanne in his books about wonderful places to stay and dine in Florida. Gourmet Magazine called the food glorious and went on to rave about the unique five dining room levels where every corner glows with antiques and many more honors have been earned through the years. The pice de rsistance of dining at Chalet Suzanne is their five course gourmet dinner. An entire article can be devoted to this event so go to their web page and experience for yourself the treat that awaits guests. Dining in the old world elegance of Chalet Suzannes multi-level dining room is in itself a unique experience. When it opened for business in the 1930s, the world of fast food had not been invented and it still does not exist here. Food is prepared to order. Diners can easily converse without being disturbed. The only background noise is the sound of muted classical music. The wait staff is unobtrusive and ever watchful. This is truly dining, not eating. Recognizing todays economic climate, changes have been made to Chalet Suzannes menu. Gourmet food is still the main feature, but now there are a la carte selections. A childrens menu is also offered for all meals. But whatever your choice, an overnight stay or dining, Chalet Suzanne is a wonderful change of pace in todays hectic world. Guests at Chalet Suzanne can stroll through the propertys 100 acres, swim in a generous size pool overlooking their lake where kayaks are available, or take a tour of the on-site soup canning facility. Many other delightful surprises await guests and these can be found on their web page as well. Ask Eric Hinshaw, third generation owner, to describe Chalet Suzanne and he would tell you that the property is Quirky. He goes on to say, Please dont come to the Chalet Suzanne expecting a plastic-perfect theme park. If real, living history and personal service as well as distinctive, fairly priced and awardwinning fare are important to you then give us a second look. While at Chalet Suzanne, a visit to nearby Bok Tower Gardens is highly recommended. The opening of this National Historic Landmark predates Chalet Suzanne by only a few years. You might say they grew up together. In 1929, Edward Bok gifted this 50 acre garden to the public. It was reported that approximately 50,000 people showed up on opening day. Today the gardens with their mature trees and well manicured grounds are even lovelier then they were back then. Shaded paths meander through lush gardens in what Mr. Bok called, a place of beauty, serenity and peace. Victoria water lilies, native to the Amazon River where they can grow into five foot pads, fill some of the gardens reflecting pools. Seasonal bursts of colorful flowers from azaleas, camellias and magnolias are shaded by thousands of towering palms, oaks and pines making a visit here a delight to the eye and senses. Situated on the highest point in Florida at 298 feet above sea level, the centerpiece of the gardens is the soaring 205-foot marble and The author stands within an outline of the 22,000 pound bell that chimes in Bok Tower. One of five dining rooms at the Chalet Suzanne.See TRIPS WORTH TAKING, page 14 Victoria water lilies in a reflecting pond.

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X 10 Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities In a single morning, a childcare center is beautifiedLowes employees, with help from grateful parents, transformed the grounds of the Plant City Child Development Center from bare to beautiful Saturday morning. As part of the home improvement chains Lowes Hero program, the Plant City store marshaled 15 volunteers and a truckload of $1,200 in plants and other supplies for the project. They were joined by nine fathers of children who attend the childcare center, operated by Redlands Christian Migrant Association. What a transformation! said Christina Dragustinovis, the centers coordinator. All the yellow and red and purple flowers show off what a happy place this is. The children are going to love it. The center serves 60 children, all from families that migrate for farm work. In recent weeks, those families have begun returning for the winter from northern states. Dragustinovis planned to welcome the children back for the season. By midday Saturday, the volunteers had: around two sides of the childcare center den on the playground. the centers Dumpster. This was our kind of project, said Rosa Orona, the stores Human Resource Manager, and organizer of the event. We did good work, for a good organization. It was a nice day.Rosa Orona of Lowes plants mums along the sidewalk in front of Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids are Respectful The following students were outstanding examples of what it means to be Respectful: Andrea Garza 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.Congratulations to Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Member are free; donation for guests. Friday, Nov. 25 Music by Karaoke Kid from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 Turkey Shoot at 1:30 p.m. Music by Karaoke Kid from 7 to 11 p.m. Queen of Hearts. Sunday, Nov. 27 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 Dart League at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen Apply for a grantThe Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund of The American Business Womens Association Scholarship announces guidelines. The maximum grant amount for each student is $1,500 per year, plus $500 incentive if student and chapter/network complete process by March 1, 2012. All student applications and all supporting documents must be received online by Jan. 31, 2012 which is the deadline for submissions in order for the local ABWA chapter to complete process by March 1. Each grant awarded is for one academic year and is not automatically renewable. Recipients may apply for funding in subsequent years as long as they meet eligibility requirements. Funds awarded may be used only for tuition, books and fees. In the event that the applicant receives full funding of tuition, the funds must be returned to SBMEF. The SBMEF Board of Trustees serves as the selection board for awarding all grants. Check for grants awarded are made payable to the educational institution and the applicant jointly. Outright grants are not to be repaid. Candidate eligibility requirements are for a woman who is: or more) applying for funds to be used when 60 or more credit hours have been completed. confer degrees at least at the baccalaureate level. or better on a 4.0 scale. Procedures/Checklist: Applications will be completed online and will include the following: An online application, biographical information regarding educational goals and academic achievements, three (3) professional letters of recommendation and an official current transcript. If you meet the above criteria, e-mail Deb Adams and request to apply for the grant at Deb.adams@micorp.com. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Best Spaghetti in Ruskin Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 11 a.m. Turkey Shoot 2 p.m. Horseshoes 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Nov. 25 7-11 p.m. Top Shelf Saturday, Nov. 26 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Dec. 2 7-11 p.m. Charlie Burns Saturday, Dec. 3 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Dec. 9 7-11 p.m. Randy McNeilly Saturday, Dec. 10 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Dec. 16 7-11 p.m. Double Barrell Saturday, Dec. 17 5-11 p.m. Christmas Dinner and Show Friday, Dec. 23 7-11 p.m. Caribbean Cowboys Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Vigil with Kim Mullins Friday, Dec. 30 7-11 p.m. Rolling River Band Saturday, Dec. 31 New Year Eve Dinner and Dance with Rolling River Band All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests. 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Dunne, MD F ACS, Bo ard CertedBody Enhancement Centers, Inc.ErasersTM 4020 State Road 674, Suite 2 Sun City Center www.ErasersInc.comlike us on Facebook: facebook.com/erasersinc Body Enhancement Centers, Inc.ErasersTM The runaways among us%  trawlers to venture off to paradise whatever paradise means for them. Bruce Hoskins is the manager of the West Marine store in Apollo Beach. West Marine is the leading source for all things involving boats, and Hoskins has seen the dreamers and the doers in his eight years with the company. There are people escaping, Hoskins said. They just want to get away from everything. They sell their house, they sell their cars, and they put it all into the boat. He has also noticed that age is not a factor. As John demonstrates, there is no age limit to running away. It is done by both the young and old, but it is the old that most frequently have the resources to do it. Ive seen people in their 80s buying a sailboat, getting it fixed up and taking off, he said. We have a girl who works here, shes an avid sailor. Shes 22 years old, just got married, and they are looking for a boat. I suspect within a couple of years, theyll be gone cruising. Right now thousands of boats are passing through Florida on their way from somewhere to somewhere else. Some will spend the winter in the Sunshine State; others will sail off to the Bahamas, the Caribbean or beyond. In almost all cases, family and friends are left behind, wondering what would compel someone to leave the comforts of home and 24-hour superstores to live on a small boat. Yet in all likelihood, perhaps some of those friends and relatives wish they could do it, too. Walking into the West Marine store in Apollo Beach and seeing Julie Stocksdale is an instant daybrightener. Her smile and cheery disposition is infectious. In many ways, she is a reflection of her boss, Bruce Hoskins, and of the philosophy of the company itself. Hoskins knows that she will leave her job at some point to hop on a sailboat and head out towards the horizon. Like many West employees I work here for a number of reasons, Stocksdale said. One is simply to be around boating and boating equipment. The second is for the employee discount and the third is the lenient policies towards taking time off to go cruising. I work part-time I actually share a job with my husband. We can take off for three months in the spring to go cruising, and then we take off a couple of weeks here and there throughout the year. And then she returns to her job. While many companies would be opposed to employees taking off in such a manner, for West Marine it is an advantage their employees become experts in boating. According to Hoskins, the company has recently started a program in which some cruising employees are asked to take new equipment with them to test out. Stocksdale appreciates the good fortune in her life. Last year, she and her husband, John (not related to the John in Norfolk) took three months to sail the Florida Keys aboard their sailboat, Jolie. This year, they hope to sail up to Georgia. With an elderly mother living in Florida, they currently feel unable to venture into the Bahamas and beyond, but someday they will. Yet Stocksdale takes nothing for granted. Whether at work or running off to sea, she appreciates each day. Her dreams began years ago, even before she spent years living aboard and cruising with her first husband. When my previous husband died, I had this dream the two of us had spent years building a path to that dream, she said. When he died, I thought that dream died with him. That was very hard because then I didnt have a dream anymore. And then, I met my husband and finding someone who shared that dream was an answer to my prayers. I meet a lot of people who wish they had a partner who shared their dreams, whatever they are. I feel very, very fortunate. Before he passed away, her previous husband asked her to marry again and as soon as possible. I met my husband working in this store I met him in the plumbing aisle, she said with a laugh. Every single day I wake up and Im grateful for the day. Both Hoskins and Stocksdale see people coming into the store at various stages in their dreams. Some keep working on the boat with plans for someday and never manage to leave; others buy the bare essentials and sail off. And Stocksdale is enthusiastic for all of them. I want to grab them, hold them and say, Sit down, let me tell you about what a wonderful life you have in store for you! she said with a laugh. They want to get out of the store and I want to share everything with them. The Seven Seas Cruising Association is composed of people much like Stocksdale. We are for dreamers, doers and done-ers, said SSCA association director Judi Mkam. And the done-ers help the dreamers. Mkam estimates that roughly 60 percent of the membership of 7,000 people are at least parttime active cruisers. Thus many are the dreamers, sailors at heart with plans for the future, or even those who may never step foot on a boat but enjoy dreaming about it. Through the SSCA they can enjoy the camaraderie of those who have done it by reading the monthly published bulletin and by attending meetings, called GAMs, held throughout the year. Unlike other sailing clubs, we offer camaraderie with sailors helping sailors, she said. Florida is the center of the universe for many of those cruisers, either as a destination or as a jumping off point for the siren song of the Bahamas and Caribbean. Each year thousands of boats arrive, beginning in the fall, only to reverse their tracks in the spring. You dont need to own a boat to enjoy the atmosphere just head to a local marina or drive down U.S. Highway 41 to Regatta Pointe Marina for a cool beverage or a latte at the Riverfront Cafe Waterfront Deck to watch the runaways in their natural environment (often with sandpaper or paint brushes in hand). Go small, go simple, go now are the words of Lin and Larry Pardey, two of sailings most famous authors. Running off to join the circus may have been a childhood See RUNAWAYS, page 13 Carnival glass collection on display at museumPALMETTO The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum are hosting an exhibit of vintage Carnival Glass through March 2012. Carnival Glass is pressed glass that has an iridescent coating, first produced in 1907 and continues to be made today in limited quantities. Carnival Glass received its name because it was used as prizes at carnivals and fairs and manufacturers could make it cheaply enough for this purpose. It was also available for purchase just like any other household goods. This exhibit is available for viewing courtesy of the Tampa Bay Carnival Glass Club. The address of the park and museum is 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. Admission is free, though donations are encouraged. Operating hours are Tuesday through Friday and the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 941-721-2034.720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com NEW SHOWROOM Come see our... NEW ADDRESS CARDS

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12 NOVEMBER 24, 2011 We are a AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterAt Home Auto Care, Inc.(813) 645-0339 See us today for expert service on the tires you need this winter. South Shore Young Professionals to meet SSYPA After Hours Casual networking with like-minded young professionals in your community is the purpose of South Shore Young Professionals. Their meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Green Iguana on 6264 Winthrop Town Center,Riverview, Free for members, $5 for guests or, bring a new, unwrapped toy for their Toys for Tots Holiday Drive for Free Admission. Holiday Lunch at Acropolis Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Acropolis Greek Taverna on 6108 Winthrop Town Center, Riverview is $11. Remember to bring a new, unwrapped toy for their Toys for Tots Holiday Drive. To learn more about SSYPA, visit www.ssypa.com or call 813-2345944.Toys for Totsdrop-off locationWeichert Realtors SouthShore has once again been recruited by the U.S. Marine Corps as a local Toys for Tots drop-off location in this years holiday drive. The agency is sponsoring the campaign through Dec. 10 when all the presents collected will be delivered to the Ruskin VFW for distribution by the Marines. The presents are principally donated to children in need throughout the SouthShore area. Prior to Dec. 10 people throughout the community can bring new, unwrapped toys to the office at 237 Apollo Beach Boulevard in Apollo Beach. Broker/Owner Colin Howgill recommends that while people shop for toys for little children, sports equipment and games will make the season brighter for teenagers as well. The primary goal of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to deliver a new toy at Christmas, along with a message of hope to needy youngsters. The popular program was launched in 1948, and by conclusion of the 2010 campaign, more than 16.7 million toys had been distributed to nearly 7.2 million children. If anyone needs more information or assistance in getting their toys to the agency, the office can be reached at 813-649-1002. Enjoy a village Christmas artwalkAt the Village of the Arts, just south of downtown Bradenton on either Friday, Dec. 2, 6-9:30 p.m. and or Saturday Dec. 3, 11 a.m.4 p.m. stroll the quaint streets of the Village of the Arts during this magical holiday artwalk. Strolling musicians, vintage holiday decorations, quilts and toys on display, sweet treats in the Village cafes, a holiday tea room and storytelling, Santa and more. Visit more than two dozen galleries, studios and shops and enjoy the festive atmosphere of restored 1920s and 1930s homes decorated for the holidays. Annual lighting of the Village is at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. Free admission. For more information call 941747-8056 or visit www.villageofthearts.com. Carolers stroll the Village during the Old Fashioned Village Christmas.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 13 WELLBORN AMERICAS FINEST CABINETS UP TO 60% OFF SALE 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST! NOW WE BEAT ALL SUPERSTORES ON PRICE & SERVICE DELIVERY AVAILABLE IN UNDER 3 WEEKS 1510 South MacDill Ave.14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.1920 W. Brandon Blvd. ( across from Chilis ) MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSBoat at anchor off Volleyball Beach in George Town, Bahamas. West Marine Apollo Beach store manager Bruce Hoskins with employee / cruiser Julie Stocksdale. Runaways%  dream for some, but running off to sea is an adult reality for many others. And everyone has their own definition of running away. The person you see in a grocery store, or the smiling and cheerful employee at West Marine, may be among the runaways. For some, running away may mean sailing to the Caribbean or crossing an ocean, for others it may mean spending a few weeks at Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin or Lands End Marina in Apollo Beach. The point, for them, is to act on those dreams and make them come true. I think a lot of people just want to get away, Hoskins said.The door at the store kept chiming as customers walked in, each on a mission, following a passion as no one without a passion would throw money into a boat. Perhaps someday theyll go cruising. Perhaps someday theyll run away to sea, guided by the wind, waves and their dreams.Further information about the Seven Seas Cruising Association is available at www.ssca.org.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 15 CLIP & SAVERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 DECEMBER EVENTS Thurs., Dec. 1 Medicare 101 Unravel the Myths and Realities of Medicare Coverage! Amy ORourke, founder and President of The Cameron Group, a professional Geriatric Care Management rm, will explain the coverage offered by Medicare Choice Plans and which is best for you.Tues., Dec. 6 Congestive Heart Failure CHF Support Group. Join facilitator Shayne Kull, MSR, from Hometown Homecare as she introduces you to cutting edge resources. This group is exclusively for those living with heart failure, their families and caregivers.Wed., Dec. 7 Therapeutic Tai Chi Every Wednesday. Increases strength and balance.Thurs., Dec. 8 Avoid Common Mistakes with Life Insurance discuss how insurance investment products can stabilize your income in a low interest rate environment and avoid problems for your family. These investment vehicles are an option to stabilize income, protect from market volatility, and/or guarantee income for life!Thurs., Dec. 8 professional facilitates this support group for those suffering from depression, loss or grief or are the caregiver of someone facing those issues. Supported by South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center.Tues., Dec. 13Holiday Soiree and Dance! Enjoy holiday music while sipping champagne and sharing hors doeuvres. The dance oor is ready for you! Enjoy entertainment provided by our RSVP today!Tues., Dec. 13 COPD Support Group. Joy resources are endless! $695 $150 Festival of Trees Ruskin Elementary PTA/SouthShore Regional Friends of the Library presentTrees on display Nov. 30 Dec. 10Join us forFOOD Pizza, Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, Assorted Pastries, Kona Ice Hawaiian IcesENTERTAINMENT Tampa Bay Martial Arts, Progress Village H.S. Quartet, Mullins Trio, Carol SingingSILENT AUCTION for Christmas trees. Final bids by 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10 RAFFLES Baskets and jewelryChildren must be accompanied by an adultProceeds from this event will help pay for Ruskin Elementary student eld trips and Friends of the Library programs Treat men ts for K nee Arthritis Trea tment O ptions f or Back P ain Pr esent ed by Dr. Larr y F ishm an, Neurosur geon Di ne with the Doctor Man y Ameri cans suer daily fr om bac k pain. L earn what the causes ar e a nd wh at yo u can do to tr eat back pa in. Decemb er 7th, 1:00 p .m. 2: 00 p .m. Unit ed C ommunit y Churc 1501 La Jo lla Ave Sun Cit y C enter. Fr ee lunc h and giveaway s prov ided t o all att endees. T o r egist er f or the semin ars, c all 1-8 88-685-1595. Pr esent ed b y Dr. Robert Madda lon, Ort hopedic Sur geon I f y ou ar e suer ing fr om k nee pain, come lear n if k nee ar thr itis i s the cause and nd o ut what y ou can do abo ut it. Novemb er 29th, 12:00 p .m. 1:00 p .m. So uth Ba y Ho spi tal M edical A uditorium 1901 Haverfor d P laz a, Suit e 106, Sun Cit y Center. (B ehind S outh Ba y Hospi tal) SHOP LOCALLYInvest in local businesses first

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 17 Trusted by Physicians & Patients Alike Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 Wednesday Chefs Choice Dinners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cover-Your-Moose Bar Games at 7 p.m. Thursday Tacos/Burgers from 5 to 7 p.m. Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. Friday Steak/Fish Dinners 5 to 7:30 p.m. Karaoke 7:30 p.m. Saturday Various Lodge Events Watch the Calendar Sunday Beer Specials Wings 6 @ $3 from 3 to 6 p.m. Bar Games from 3 to 6 p.m. Free Pool November 26 Dinner and Entertainment Watch for details December 10 Breakfast with Santa Signup sheet in the Lobby December 17 Fire & Sherriff Dept. Appreciation Dinner November 2 & 3 2012 Cozy Get-Away Weekend for 2 Bilmar Resort @ Treasure Island includes $100 gift card raffle tickets are $5 each. drawing held Apr. 6, 2012 @ 7 p.m.Upcoming Events Weekly EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge 2672 sponsored Hoop Shoot ProgramThe South Hillsborough Elks Lodge 2672 had over 800 youngsters participate in their annual Hoop Shoot Program this year. The Lodge finals were held at Ruskin Christian School with over 21 young men and women participating. The contestants were treated to a breakfast treat and after the program were treated to lunch. Roy Gardner was Chairman. FISH TALESFish the canals this time of yearFor our winter visitors I will repeat the mileage entrance to Tampa Bay. It is 4.5 miles between Mullet Key on the north and Anna Maria Key on the south. Egmont Channel is the main deep water ship channel. We are getting a great mix of fish now that the weather has turned slightly cooler. Cooler fronts are moving into the area with water temperatures starting to fall bringing flounder swimming into deeper waters. Cobia are showing up in the flats. Trout are teeming in the grassy shallows, and sheepshead are in large schools. Around the bait shops and boat ramps, Fish Tales are being told of sheepshead so large that one could feed a family of four on just one. It seems that most catches of sheepshead that I have seen this week are much larger than any I have seen in past years. With cooler mornings and the time change anglers are fishing in early mornings and making great catches. Fish the canals this time of the year, as you will find that many of the fish have migrated there for protection from the winds. It is not easy to keep track of the king mackerel. You might find them in the south one day and then in the west the next. This migrating fish keeps on the move. They are spotty in our area now, but they are out there. It is said, that when you find a bait school, the kings are close by feeding. I heard one group of anglers who said that they were going hunting today. I asked them how as they were in their boat, and of course, I finally caught on that they were hunting for none other than the king...king mackerel that is. Redfish are moving into the rivers and under docks. There are also reports of them in the canals. Reds are still a restricted fish, one per person per day of legal size, not less than 18 inches or more than 27 inches. I heard a grumble from a person who moved here for the weather, but he was leaving because he didnt like saltwater fishing.What... this area has plenty of freshwater fishing. Sir: our Little Manatee River has great freshwater fishing, so go under the I-75 bridge and start freshwater fishing. Might be better than those mountain streams where you came from.By Jonie Maschek You also can fish the upper waters of the Alafia river, and many lakes around this area with Lake Parrish to the south of us. Many of our parks have freshwater fishing, not to mention Lake Okeechobee, the bass capital of the world. Many of our anglers are retirees. They now have time to fish. But, some have been watching those television shows where the anglers catch a big fish every time and cant understand why they cannot make a catch each time they cast out. Others are recalling their childhood days and remember Huckleberry Finn, recalling all the fun he had catching those sun fish from a hometown pond. Many were business men and this is the first time in their lives that they have been fishing. For years they have seen all of the beautiful big fish catches made in Florida. They have visions of catching one of these monsters on their first cast. I suggest that for your first trip out take a charter. The captain will teach you all about fishing, or go with a person who knows our waterways. I hope you have included fish as some part of your Thanks giving dinner, have a blessed, healthy, happy day. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.Back Row, L to R: Roy Gardner, Jamarcus Hall, Alexi Diaz, Arthur Godwin, Justin Guerra, Nakya Westbrooks, Elexa Crisp, Isabel Sanchez, Isabel Diaz, Adam Smolker, Chuck Stieb, ER Front Row: Jesus Martinez, George Hud Cox, Delani Crisp, Dwayne Wilson

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18 NOVEMBER 24, 2011 Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Why us? Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com Ladies Night $12 (advance) (at door)Chippendales Ladies Night Ladies Night PUBLIC INVITEDLIVE!On Stage Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows SCC Holiday Walk Expected to Draw 100sAnn-Marie Leblanc, who is chairing the Dec. 3 Breakfast and Holiday Walk, expects this years open-to-the-public event to be extra special. Its part of Sun City Centers year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration that started in May. Craft rooms on the CA Central Campus (N. Pebble Beach Blvd.) will be open from 9 a.m. to noon for shoppers and admirers of club members creations. The Model Railroad Club will offer junior engineer certificates to youngsters who visit and play with the trains. A DJ will be helping create the holiday mood with music at the bandstand. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a $5 breakfast in the Florida Room that starts at 7 a.m. and runs for the duration of the Walk. Breakfast consists of pancakes, eggs, sausage, toast, juice and bottomless cups of coffee. There will be chairs set up in the Atrium for people waiting or socializing prior to breakfast. This will be the fourth Holiday Walk that has attracted hundreds to the CA Central Campus. Proceeds from craft sales benefit the club activities. Any profit from the breakfast will be added to the SCC 2012 July 4th Fireworks Fund.Imagine That!Lawrence R. MacAlister has two paintings hanging in Imagine That, a juried art exhibit mounted by ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton. MacAlister, a native of Massachussetts, started painting as a youth, taking classes at the Worcester Art Museum. Following his studies at MIT, art became more of an avocation, but he continued painting, exhibiting at galleries in California and New England. Currently, he has paintings on display at Bella Cucina Italian Ristorante and at Superior Bank. MacAlister and his wife Carol moved to Sun City Center in July 2010 from Asheville, NC. He is a member of the SCC Art Club. Imagine That will run until Dec. 2. ArtCenter Manatee is located at 209 9th St. W, Bradenton.A childs Christmas spirit, in an envelopeIn Immokalee, Saray drew a wreath of oranges. In Homestead, Veronica drew a Christmas tree of tomatoes. In Wimauma, Marlene drew Rudolph. Now, the painstaking artistry of these and dozens of other children has been converted into Christmas cards, for sale to the public in a fundraiser to benefit the children of Redlands Christian Migrant Association. RCMA operates childcare centers, charter schools and afterschool programs for children of the rural poor in 21 Florida counties. Money raised through its Christmas cards is matched 16:1 through a state grant that funds many of its 74 childcare centers. So a $30 order of Christmas cards qualifies RCMA for $480 in state funds. Usually, a childs best art gets displayed on a refrigerator, said Barbara Mainster, RCMAs executive director. But here, its printed and sold! The kids get intense. A minimum $15 order contains 10 cards and envelopes. The front of each card bears the holiday art; the back contains a photo and paragraph about the child artist. An order of at least 100 cards, for $150, entitles the buyer to choose an exclusive card, unavailable to anyone else. They must be ordered by Dec. 15. An online order form is at www. rcma.org/holidaycards. When completed, it can be faxed to RCMA at (239) 658-3593, or mailed to Judy Brill at RCMA, 402 W. Main St., Immokalee or you can call Judy at 1-800-282-6540 or (239) 289-6822 or judy@rcma.org. Orders of exclusive cards must be placed by phone to Sonia Tighe at (813) 975-8377 or via email to sonia.tighe@ffva.com.Its been a year and a half since the last Ruskin Tomato Festival, but the festival is back again at a new time of year when cooler temperatures and a supply of local tomatoes complements this fun and friendly event. Ruskin Heritage and Tomato Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4 at E.G. Simmons County Park, 19th Ave NW, Ruskin. Admission will be $5 per person, children under 12 are free This year, there will be some new faces, entertainers and activities but as always, lots of things to do. A variety of craft and commercial vendors will be ready to help you find some unique holiday treasures for gift-giving, home decoration and other special events. There will be rides and games for the kids, plus a build-it workshop with Team Home Depot SCC. Camp Bayou will have nature activities with fun and educational hands-on fun. Hungry? There are plenty of food items to select including fried green tomatoes, turkey legs, frog legs, hot dogs, hamburgers, or just grab a quick treat of ice cream, ices or donuts. New this year is the option of purchasing beer at the festival, as well as the ever-popular soda, water and ice tea. There will also be free slices of tomato offered to delight your palate, while supplies last. There will be entertainment all weekend on the Sweeney Family stage where they will play bluegrass and folk tunes. From noon to 2pm on Saturday, Dec 3, a youth group will perform in the Prodigy Showcase. Other local talent will keep the music going all weekend long! Check the schedule posted at the festival for exact times and entertainers. Before you leave, be sure to stop in at UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Centers tent for a Tasti-Lee tomato seedling to take home to grow your own, or pick up some fresh produce at the Farmers Market. This is a perfect time of year to get out and explore a real, Old Florida festival in a town old enough to make the claim! For more information, please visit the website at www.ruskintomatofestival.org or look for updates on Facebook. Questions? Contact Frank at ruskintomatofestival@verizon.net The Ruskin Heritage and Tomato Festival is a partnership between the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation.County parking garage offers first hour free parkingHillsborough Countys County Center Public Parking Garage at 319 N. Pierce St., in downtown Tampa, offers the first hour of parking free of charge! In addition, payment can now be made with credit and debit cards. The County Center Public Parking Garage opens at 7 a.m. for daily parking. Drivers will take a ticket as they enter the garage at the Jackson Street gate, and pay by credit, debit or cash as they leave. Parking in this garage is free for the first hour, and costs just 80 cents per half hour after that. There is no maximum allotted time for parking. Weve made these changes to offer greater convenience to residents coming downtown to receive services at County Center, said County Administrator, Mike Merrill. This is one of the many efforts Hillsborough County is making to improve the way we do business and better serve our residents. The County Center Public Parking Garage will accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards. Debit cards will be processed as credit transactions. For more information call Douglas Taylor, Hillsborough County Facilities Management Services Department, at (813) 276-2533.Ruskin Heritage and Tomato Festival returns Nutcracker tickets on sale nowDont miss out on Brandon Ballets beautiful production of the classical holiday ballet, The Nutcracker. Enjoy lavish costumes, and scenery, a joyous score by Tchaikovsky, and exhilarating choreography. The venue will be Spoto Auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Dr., Riverview on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and also on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Ticket prices are adult $25, child 18 and under $15 and Senior 55 and older $20. For more information call 813-684-4282 email dance@ brandonballet.org or visit www.brandonballet.org See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! ObservationsLike it used to be%  Now Jack had no real motivation to make things easy on me. He didnt sell the refrigeration, he was only there to try to repair it, and he probably knew full well that wed happily keep feeding him large denomination bills in the boundless optimism that he could fix it, thus sparing us the horrific shock of buying the aforementioned box of outrageously expensive parts. But he didnt do that. In fact, he didnt even charge us the full rate he quoted to make the boat call. Given that we kept him waiting, Im certain what he ended up charging us didnt cover his time, let alone the gas money to get to the boat. Once again, I found myself honored to be in the presence of an honest man. It turns out that even in a rapidly changing world, some things are just as they used to be, and honesty certainly hasnt gone out of fashion. Jack Lathbury and Bob Henshaw showed me that. And speaking of honest, I need to share a little with you all just for the record. When I mention people or businesses in the articles I write, I gain nothing from it but a good story. Certainly, whether a person or company advertises in the Observer plays no role. In this case, Bob had no idea who I was, and Im not entirely certain hell ever see these words. Jack did recognize me, but I am quite certain that hell be surprised to see his name in print (hopefully not unpleasantly so). Both are honest men not because of a story, but because thats who they are. And they are not advertisers, just decent people I felt fortunate to meet. And on that note, I have a small favor to ask of those who may visit the Fish House on Shell Point Road in the coming days or weeks (cmon you know you will). A while back, I wrote an article that included the Fish House (nonadvertisers, by the way) and ran a photo of Shirley Steele she works there and is a very special person. I later asked if she was OK with the photo of her that ran with the story and she jokingly said that no one asked her for an autograph. So heres the favor: could someone ask her for an autograph? No, I dont have the sway to suggest it will earn you a discount, but it will probably earn a smile from Shirley (thats worth more, anyway) and it will definitely earn my gratitude (thats worth what you make of it).The 35-year-old facility was short listed for closure early this year as part of belt-tightening in the state prison system under an incoming administration, until a volunteer force including Williams and former inmates got Sen. Ronda Storms attention, testifying about the institutions extraordinary performance before a Florida Senate committee. The prisons recidivism rate is among lowest in the state. Hillsborough County commissioners in June raised the population cap, paving the way for additional selected female inmates to join the 274 women currently housed at the facility. At present, two squads of inmates work 10-hour days during the week performing tasks in public places that save tax dollars, Williams said, and a third squad is being formed.Operation Med Cabinet Thursday, December 1, has been earmarked for another collection of outdated, unneeded or otherwise useless medications, conducted in the South County by Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office personnel. The periodic sweep up of drugs to keep them out of public systems will be held between 9 AM and 12:01 PM at the Sun City Center Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Boulevard, said Deputy Chris Girard. Any South County resident can drop off medical chemical compounds at that location during those hours. The collection program is provided to prevent disposal of drugs in wastewater and solid waste systems, aiming to eliminate possible environmental harm, Girard said. The accumulated medications are burned under HCSO supervision. TA Show Biz Rezoning Professional planners on the county level this month toured the Tropical Acres area of South Hillsborough twice, checking out 39 parcels involved in a rezoning application from both the proponents and opponents perspectives. On November 17, Brian Grady, Joe Moreda, and Isabelle Albert, planners in Hillsboroughs Development Services Department, along with David Hay of The Planning Commission, inspected both TA and Gibsonton properties owned by show business operators following the carnival circuit around the country each year, according to Kristy Deaton, a South Pointe resident opposed to the rezoning. Residents in several subdivisions around TA have objected to the proposed rezoning for a number of reasons. The same group, with the addition of Melissa Zornita from The Planning Commission, saw the TA community homesites through the eyes of the applicants on November 9, guided by their consultant, Realtor Richard Bennett. The show business operators are seeking rezoning overlays on the various parcels scattered across the community in order to make legal their customary accommodation of workers, animals and large equipment at their homes during their off season. Albert said this week the planners find all information useful as they prepare their recommendations for the first public hearing on the matter scheduled December 12. Balm Post OfficeProposed closure of the 100year-old post office at Balm remains under review, according to Enola Rice, US Postal Service spokesperson in Tampa. The small but highly active Balm facility with historic significance for that community was listed for closure earlier this year as the debt-burdened postal service contracts in costs saving efforts. The community vigorously resisted the closure, petitioning for help at the congressional level. Rice said a decision is expected before end of the year. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson Whatever happened about...%  SCC updating project%  Cal Kimura takes issue with several aspects of second phase proposal, concerned that the full story is not being told. Despite statements by SOL architect Carlos Molnar that the jutting roofs of the two proposed new buildings will withstand hurricane level winds, Kimura doubts their structural integrity. A 200 mph wind a category five hurricane and theyre going to fly away, he said. Kimura also voiced concern that the shuffleboard players were not advised their Central Campus courts would have to be moved to the South Campus to make room for any new construction. Leaders, he added, should be honest with people. And when it comes to money, he labeled as bogus CA suggestions that the new buildings would not result in added costs passed on to residents. More space will require more maintenance and its likely to be covered by dues increases in years ahead, he asserted. Albert Clark, like Kimura, objects to the new building design, but for a different reason. The styling is so , he said, adding that the new buildings do not coordinate with any others on the campus. The retro look is just a way to spend money, he asserted. Regarding other aspects, Clark questioned whether serving alcohol near the outdoor pool as proposed for the new caf is a good idea, suggested that Security Patrol does not need a fancy building or to be showy and wondered whether outdoor events such as the annual Fun Fest could be produced on the new patio in the midst of the abundant new landscaping planned. On the other hand, Clark agreed that the CA offices are in bad shape and that costs of borrowing money are less now, along with the costs of construction in a depressed economy. The objective is not to spend money just to be spending it, he added, the objective is to invest without throwing money at the problem. Clark, Kimura and Brown all share sentiments with two of the five candidates currently seeking election to three seats on the CA board. Both Rob King and Paul Sasville, newcomers to the annual election process, have expressed reluctance to incur debt in the present uncertain economy, while Al Alderman and Jane Keegan, sitting first term directors, along with Howie Griffin, a former director, are solidly in favor of the proposed facelift and related financing. Deadline for the election balloting, as well as voting up or down on a dues increase to $263 annually, is Dec. 7 and 8. CA members also have been voting using an absentee ballot provided in their monthly CA newsletter. A week later, on Dec. 15, residents will choose by voting whether to increase the transfer fee to $1,500 per house sold to a newcomer. Their last opportunity to support or reject the Central Campus proposals in whatever form they have taken by that time will come February 13 and 14, 2012, when CA members will decide the shape of their valentine to their community. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson Architect Carlos Molnar

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20 NOVEMBER 24, 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 dogmas of the past are inadequate to the stormy present. Abraham Lincoln Enjoy a free Thanksgiving Dinner Thanks to Beanies Family Sports Grill, South Bay Hospital and the South Shore Anglers, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center will be serving 200 complete turkey dinners on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Creason Hall, the churchs fellowship hall. The church is one of four area churches participating in the annual South Shore Big Give. According to Beanie, the owner of the popular eatery on SR41 in Ruskin, the restaurant will be cooking approximately 750 pounds of turkey for the event. His hope is that the Big Give will allow folks who might not get the chance to spend the holiday with others will come together in fellowship and a great meal. Dinners will include dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet corn, green beans, rolls, drinks and desserts. The United Methodist Church will only be able to serve the first 200 that arrive that day. Volunteers will be needed to staff the Big Give event and are asked to sign up by calling 813-6342539 or visit the church office during normal business hours 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Volunteers will need to arrive by 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. For more information call Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-634-2539 or visit their website at www.sccumc.com. Tree Lighting Festival kicks-off holiday season Celebrate the holiday season with Hillsborough County and the Friends of the County Parks during the 10th Annual Hillsborough County Holiday Tree Lighting Festival. This free, family-friendly event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, located at the corner of Pierce St. and Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. Free parking is provided during the event at the County Center Public Parking Garage, corner of Pierce St. and Jackson St., entrance on Jackson St. Kids of all ages can listen to musical entertainment, play carnival and inflatable games, create holiday arts-n-crafts, enjoy free food and of course witness the official tree lighting ceremony. Dont forget to bring your camera to take a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Call the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 635-3500 for information.Front row: Brandon Ceme, Matthew Martinez, Gabby Cordiviola; Middle row: Michael Ngo, Megan Millar, Danielle Baker, Gillian Garbus; Back Row: Brittni Goodson, Peite Hatfield, Ari Moss, Richard Scilabro. Ruskin Christian School students all ace spelling beeOn Nov. 4 Ruskin Christian School participated in the Florida Association of Christian Schools Regional Spelling Bee. There were ten divisions for grades 1-12 and RCS students finished first in five of the ten divisions. Their first place winners were Gabby Cordiviola grade 2, Louisina Morancy grade 3, Danielle Baker grade 8, Megan Millar grades 9/10, and Brittni Goodson grades 11/12. Other students that placed were Matthew Martinez 4th in grade 2, Brandon Ceme 3rd in grade 5, Michael Ngo 3rd in grade 8, Richard Scilabro 4th in grade 8, Peite Hatfield 3rd in grades 9/10, Ari Moss 2nd in grades 11/12, and Gillian Garbus 4th in grades 11/12. Brandon Ceme finished in second place and Richard Scilabro finished in third place at the State Spelling Bee in Orlando. Trinity Baptist Church recently welcomed several new members. Nearly 50 new members have joined the church this year. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Jim and Kathy Clor, George and Carlene Bowen, Pastor Ron Churchill, Beverly Carnes, Doris Carey, and Mary and Gil Fadely. For information on the church, call 634-4228.New members welcomed 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 Ruskin Foursquare ChurchBuilding Community Thru Gods Love 106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 N. Blanton (813) 309-3558Pastor Norman & Sherril Blanton 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study St. Stephen to host Wiglia A Polish Christmas EveThe Christmas Holiday is an ecclesiastical holiday revered in the heart of every Pole and PolishAmerican. It is steeped with traditions dating back for centuries, and is greeted every year with such anticipation, careful planning, and mystical symbolism that it has become a celebration like no other. Celebrate this holiday and join a review of Polish and Polish-American traditions, and the singing of Polish and English Christmas songs. Admission tickets are $10/ adult or $12 at the door. Ticket locations are St. Stephen Catholic Church Main Office, 5049 Bell Shoals Rd.,Valrico, Taste of Europe Polish Deli, 717 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon, and Ave Maria, 222 Bryan Rd., Brandon, Fl. Proceeds from Wiglia held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 at St. Stephen Catholic Church on 5049 Bell Shoaks Rd. Valrico, will benefit the new St. Stephen Catholic Church Building Campaign. For more information, contact Paco Alicea (Public Relations) 813-689-4892 or pacodeysy@aol. comCommunity gathers for Thanksgiving eve worship service The Sun City Center Community Thanksgiving service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd., West. The service is sponsored by the Sun City Center Ministerial Association and the Rev. David Campbell of the First Christian Church will be speaking. Choirs and representatives of Temple Beth Israel, Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, the United Community Church, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lifepath Hospice, and the United Methodist Church will all take part. Charles Wirick will direct the combined choirs. The offering this year will be divided between the Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry and the food pantry of the Beth-el Mission. These pantries feed well over 250 families per week. The Ministerial Association hopes that many people from the community will turn out for this interfaith service, because Thanksgiving is the only community, presidentially proclaimed religious holiday. It is a wonderful time for people of the community and all faiths to get together to offer their thanks and also to give generously to help the poor.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 21 702 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 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 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 .........................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonMASSES 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 .........................Thursday 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Pastor Area Obituaries Ludd R. FarrLudd R. Farr, retired Federal Administrative Law Judge, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Versailles, Kentucky and Baltimore, Maryland and Husband of Lois Fitzhugh Farr, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2011, following a very lengthy and debilitating illness. Born in Ansted, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Ludd R. Farr, Sr. and the late Faye Hawver Farr. In addition to his wife he is also survived by his son Daniel T. Farr (Wendi K. Reich) and his granddaughter, Mia Simone Farr, all of Indianapolis, Indiana. There will be a service to celebrate his life on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Sun Towers, Sun City Center, Florida. A memorial service will be celebrated in the spring in Versailles, Kentucky. Memorials may be sent to Lifepath Hospice of Sun City Center, FL., 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FL. 33609 or to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL. 33573Eileen HandinEileen Handin, 62, passed away at her home on Swan Lake in Sun City Center on November 18, surrounded by her family and her beloved kitties after a long battle with cancer. She was an elementary school psychologist in New York State before moving to Florida in 2005. She will be remembered by many on Long Island for her enthusiastic, caring volunteerism with terminal AIDS patients and Homeless ministries. At the Hillsborough County Correctional Institute she served as a volunteer counselor for a womens group. She was an officer of Swan Lake Co-op Association. Eileen played flute with the South Shore Concert Band and began studying oboe a few years ago. She is survived by her parents Bill and Doris Palmer, of Sun City Center, brother ken of New Jersey, sister Cynthia of Tampa, niece Lila, and nephew Stephen. The family expresses deep gratitude for the compassionate help Eileen received from Hospice care. They also thank all of those who visited Eileen, cared for her, sent food, flowers, cards, made phone calls, and showed their love during these past few months. In Eileens memory, donations can be made to Lifecare Hospice 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. Leslie Gordon KilpatrickLeslie Gordon Kilpatrick, 90, of Sun City Center, died, November 20, 2011. He was born in Devonshire, Britain, to Daniel and Winifred Kilpatrick on September 12, 1921. Leslie was educated at Sherborne School and New College, Oxford and graduated BA (1942), BM. Bch (1942), MA (1947) from Oxford University. He served as a medical Officer in the British Army in Libya, Palestine and Greece (1945-48) and on returning to Britain completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison until his retirement in 1983. Dr. Kilpatrick is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (nee Bickerton). He is survived by his three daughters, Julia Fiechter (Jonathan), Linda Livermore (Bruce) and Marie Kaczor (Ralph), and five grandchildren. His hobbies were painting, sailing and classical piano. By his request there will be no funeral or visitations.Joseph PliskaJoseph Pliska, 98 of Willoughby Hills, died November 19, 2011. Loving husband of Mary (neeBurtick) for 73 years; father of Joseph (Margaret), Caroline and Eugene (Carol); grandfather of 4; great-grandfather of 6. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Burial was at Whitehaven Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Cleveland Society of the Blind. Gerald I. SimmonsGerald I. Simmons, 75, of Wimauma, passed away November 15, 2011, while fishing on Wimauma Lake. Born in Plant City on March 25, 1936, Gerald was raised on Grange Hall Loop in Fort Lonesome, Florida. He attended Wimauma School when it served all grades including high school. As a young man he followed his familys footsteps as a cowhunter tending the familys cattle in southern Hillsborough County. In 1954 he married the love of his life Martha (Lowrey) and they raised their family of three children in Gibsonton until 1974 when they moved to Wimauma. Gerald was employed by the Atlantic Coastline Railroad for the first 18 years of their marriage and during that time he founded Gerald Simmons Tropical Fish Farm, Ruskin, which he oversaw until retiring in 2000. He was passionate about several things. Topping the list was his family, but most recently was his devotion to the Lord, modeling himself to be an example for the next generation. Gerald was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish and he passed down his knowledge of the outdoors as a priceless legacy to his children and grandchildren. His passion for the outdoors was eclipsed only by his love for NASCAR. He attended races throughout the southeast and was a dedicated fan. He also loved to cook and was known for his skill around a deep fryer. He organized many fish fries for community events and fundraisers throughout the years including cookouts held for the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department. The epitome of a southern gentleman, it was rare to find him without a mess of fish, a bucket of tomatoes, a bag of homemade jerky, or a bushel of oysters, ready to share with anyone who crossed his path. His generosity was well-known throughout the community. Gerald leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Martha Simmons of Wimauma; two sons, Steve (Chere) Simmons, and Rickie (Yvonne) Simmons Sr.; a daughter, Linda Simmons; six grandchildren, Chrissy (Dan) Hartzog, Rickie Simmons Jr., Ty (Jennifer) Simmons, Timmy Simmons, Jared Hodge, Marcus Wilson; four greatgrandchildren, Carlie and Asher Simmons, Hannah Simmons, and Emma Hartzog all of Ruskin; a sister, Evelyn Bell, of Live Oak, FL; a very close cousin, June Sumner of Brandon; a beloved sister-in-law and her husband, Harry and Vonda Cunningham, of Gibsonton; a brotherin-law, Donald Lowrey, of Gibsonton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too numerous to name. He was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Simmons; and two sisters Elizabeth Bailey and Barbara Hall. He was an active member of Simmons Loop Baptist Church in Riverivew; an Honorary Hillsborough County Sheriffs Deputy; and a member of the Florida Redneck Goatropers Association. A service was held Nov. 19 at Simmons Loop Baptist Church with Pastor and friend Stacey Bowen officiating. Memorial contributions were made in lieu of flowers to the Simmons Loop Baptist Church building fund. Arrangements were made by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Stephen Austin PhillipsStephen Austin Phillips, 90, of Sun City Center, passed away Monday, November 14, 2011, at LifePath Hospice. Born Sept. 6, 1921 in Pittsfield, MA. he attended Bluefield College, W. VA. from 1939-1941 and VA. Polytechnic Institute in 1942-1943. He earned his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and was a member of Pi Tau Sigma fraternity. He saw active duty in the Pacific theater for two years in the Hydropropulsion Branch of the U.S. Navy and Reserves until 1954. He returned to civilian life as an Asst. Professor of Mechanical Engineering at V.P.I. and taught Internal Combustion engine courses and allied subjects. In 1965, Mr. Phillips assumed the postion of Mechanical Engineer. at the University of Virginia. His duties included planning and development, new construction sites, and utilities installation. He resigned his position to establish a consulting engineer office. His clients included land surveyors and subdivision developers. When he had free time, he engaged in farming, raising black angus, and constructing a home. Lt. Stephen A. Phillips held a pilots license and was a member of Civil Air Patrol. In 1972, the Monticello Squadron received a Unit Citation Award for exceptional meritorious service during Hurricane Agnes for working long hours to man radio stations, search and rescue missions and evacuations. A loving and devoted husband, he is survived by his wife Helen; daughter Carolinda Brooks; sisters Beverly Jarrett and Shirley Hanken; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to LifePath Hospice, 3723 Upper Creek Drive. Visit us on the Web 24/7 ObserverNews.netWe know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. 1 John 4:13-15h h

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22 NOVEMBER 24, 2011 Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 First Baptist Church of Ruskins Christmas tradition continuesA long time standing Christmas tradition in the South Shore area has been the First Baptist Church of Ruskins Christmas Production. It has been their gift to the community for over 20 years. The performances for this years production will be a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. The final performance will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. This years production Jesus Our Treasure contains scenes filled with music, comedy and an unexpected twist in the storyline when Jacob (Sandy Weatherholt) tells his granddaughter (Molly Williams) how Jesus birth, life, death and resurrection impacted his entire life. As always there will be no charge. It is First Baptist Church of Ruskins gift to the community. If it is not already a tradition, why not start this year. First Baptist Church of Ruskin is located at 820 College Ave. W in Ruskin, 1/2 mile west of US 41. For more information call the church office at (813) 645-6439 or go to their website www.fbcruskin.org.Christmas Trees support good causeFor 47 years, Brandon residents have returned each Holiday season to the tree lot at First United Methodist Church in Brandon for beautiful, fresh Christmas trees. This year, the lot re-opens Friday, Nov. 25, with extended hours from 9 a.m. 8 p.m. that day only. One hundred percent of the proceeds from tree lot sales go to support the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home. Gift certificates are available. For the first time, they re introducing handsome outdoor products crafted at the Childrens Home. These include a sturdy 6-foot picnic table, an attractive Adirondack chair with foot stool, and a rustic bird house. These items will make wonderful gifts as well as helping fund the skillstraining program at the Childrens Home. Visit the Church website at fumcbrandon.org for pictures and pricing. The Tree Lot is open seven days a week: from 3:30-8 p.m. MondayFriday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-6 p.m. on Sundays. Christmas Eve Service 6:30 p.m.Featuring a Childrens Christmas PageantSunday Service: 10:15 a.m. We meet at Kids-R-Kids 13151 Kings Lake Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534 (813) 767-6994 www.ChristCommunityFL.com South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. -5 No Charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.. Saturday, Nov. 26, Country & Western Dance, The Countrymen, $8 with light snacks, 6-9 p.m.. Monday, Nov. 28, Blue Plate Special, for all Elks and their guests, $7, Menu: Special Hawaiian Chicken with all the trimmings Sunday, Dec. 4, Memorial Service for all our departed Elks, please plan on attending Nora Baker is the Chairman of this event. Saturday, Dec. 10, Anniversary / Christmas Dinner Dance for all Elks and their guests, mark your calendars. Menu: Prime Rib dinner with all the trimmings, $20, Music by Buddy Youngs 5 piece orchestra. Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2012, Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valentines Western Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise, 7days only $643 The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, and has a clean, smoke free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. 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.GeronimoGeronimo, also a brother of Arrow and son of Maggie is an adorable gray tabby kitten. He is very playful and shows love and affection readily. Geronimo is fun but likes his afternoon nap on the cat tower when not racing around the wild environs of the shelter. See him and give him a loving forever home. As part of his adoption, Geronimo will be neutered and brought up-to-date on his shots as well as micro chipped. DOB: 09/15/2011 LouLou is an adorable Chihuahua. He had a home for five years. Sadly, his owner dumped him when she decided to get two new dogs. If you are patient and gentle with Lou, he will warm up to you. He likes to cuddle under your chin. He has a sweet personality. Lous old owner told us that he is used to cats and is housebroken. He would do best in a single dog home. Lou is neutered, microchipped, and current on his shots. EST. DOB: November 2, 2006 Redeemer Lutheran Church presents German serviceThe Sun City Center German American Club Singers, in cooperation with Redeemer Lutheran Church will present a German service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 in the church sanctuary. Readings and choral numbers will be presented in the German language. Plan to join them in celebrating the Christmas season. Refreshments will be served following the service. The Redeemer Lutheran Church is located at 701 Valley Forge Blvd. Sun City Center on the corner of Valley Forge Blvd. and S.R. 674. Child Abuse Council hosts holiday gift storeIn efforts to help make the holiday season a little brighter, the Child Abuse Council (CAC) will open its doors and host its annual Holiday Gift Store for CAC client families. During this event, parents and caregivers will shop for their childrens holiday gifts. All toys are free of charge and gift wrapped, providing needy families in their programs with that final festive touch. The Holidays may be a financially difficult time of year, placing strain on many families within their community during such a joyous time of the year. The CAC wants to insure that children will wake up with something they can unwrap and enjoy. Last year, 575 children and 284 families visited the Holiday Store to select new toys for their loved ones. The CAC thanks the community for all the generous donations that enabled this event to happen. They call on your support again, as they anticipate an even greater need this year. Help them spread holiday cheer and collect toys for children ages 0 12. All donations can be dropped off at their Main Offices, located on 3108 West Azeele Street in South Tampa; all toys are due by Friday, Dec.2. Volunteers are welcomed and needed to help make the Holiday Store a big success. They need help with set-up, clean-up, toy sorting, wrapping and more. Call Jessica DuChene to sign-up and get involved; (813)673-4646, ext.225 or email her as jduchene@ cachillsborough.com. Since 1977, the Child Abuse Council has been helping thousands of families in Hillsborough County through prevention, education and treatment programs. Their mission is to build stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through child abuse prevention and family education programs. They envision a community where children grow up in nurturing families that are free from violence and abuse. For more information on the CAC, visit their Web site at www.childabusecouncil.com. There will be a Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by The Knights of Columbus held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Saint Anne Church in Ruskin. Spaghetti and meatballs with a salad will be served. The ticket price is $8 per person; children under 12 will be FREE.Ymmm...spaghetti

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Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F First Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate & misc. N Nov. 26, S Saturday, 8am-2pm. Holiday Park RV RV R Resort, 19th A Ave., & USS 41, RRuskin. Precious Moments, selling entire collection only. Over 200 pieces, all retired/ suspended. T Todays cost over $10,000. S Selling for $3,000. by appointment only. 813-645-0262 BBlack Friday Weekend Jewelry Music, VVCRR taps, household items, etc. FFriday & SSaturday, NNov. 25 & 26, 9am-? 1756 AAtrium DDr., Cypress VView I I (off West DDel Webb) SSCC Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Nov. 23: Closed for ThanksgivingNov. 25, 26: BLACK FRIDAY SALE50% OFFall clothing in store PLUS, the Secret Sale 804 L La Jolla & 639 A Allegheny S SCC. 3 families. S S ome old, some new. S S mall appliances, furniture. F F riday & S S aturday, 8:30am-12:30pm. BBlack Friday Sale A Above the RRest. 139 SS. Pebble Beach Blvd., SSCC. 813-633-5013 Come & See312 estateESTATE saSALesES 330 FUrnitRNITUreRE4 swivel club chairs, palm tree fabric design, excellent condition. Must sell. $100 each. 813-633-5070 F Floral sofa, matching chair & ottoman, A Anne chairs, 2 twin wicker headboards, pictures. SSCC. 813-260-3600 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515BBogey BBills GGolf Cars Cruise Car, Club Car, EEZ-GGo, GGMW scooters, new, rebuilds, restore, rentals, solar, street legal. SSUC parts, charger repair & battery. 2202 USS 41 S South, RRuskin. 813-649-8099390 MiscISC. ForOR SaALeEHillsboro Memorial G G ardens: 2 cemetery lots in the G Garden of Cross, L Lot 146-AA, spaces 1 & 2. G Great buy at $3950 obo. Call 813-633-1334 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 425 SLipsIPS orOR StoraTORAGeESSouth Bay RV RV & Boat S Storage. S Specializing in outside storage for RV RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SSouthBay-S Storage.comStorage Rameys BBusiness Park DDollar a day. RVRV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. AAlso RVRV lots available. 813-690-1836 813-8491469 455 AUtomoTOMOBiILesES2005 Hyundai E E lentra, 79,000k, very good condition, one owner. $6,000. 813-634-2194 465 RV V LotLOT RentaENTALRVRV lot for rent in R Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 511 hoHOUsesSES forFOR saSALeE REALL ESTATE500 As another year draws to a close, I want to thank all my customers for their business. May you enjoy a wonderful season of joy and thanksgiving! CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 FFind what you need in 813-741-9220 Call for Special Pricing VENDORS WANTED! NETTIES ESTATE SALES2218 New Bedford Dr. Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Nov. 25 & 267 a.m. to 1 p.m.Contents Include: CLUB CAR GOLF CART, King & Queen Bedroom Sets, Two Twin Size Beds, Waterford, Lenox, Glassware & Collectibles, Kitchenware, Vita-Mixer, Rattan Living Room Furniture, Wrought Iron & Glass Top Table w/Chairs, Bar Stools, Buffet, Sofa & Loveseat, Office Desk & Roll Top Desk, Parlor Chairs, Lamp Tables, TV & Stands, Storage Cabinets/Display Shelves, Patio Set w/Umbrella, Garage Items, Tools, Crown Molding, Decorative Sink, and MORE! Dont miss out on our other sale going at the REMAX Building in the old Golf USA Store. PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Strictly enforced -you could be ticketed for failure to follow traffic laws NETTIES ESTATE SALES3894 Sun City Center (Sale to be held at the old Golf USA store between REMAX & Burger King)Fri. and Sat., Nov. 25-267 a.m. to 1 p.m.This sale is Part TWO of our Huge Multi-Family Estate Sale located at the old Golf USA store. Tons of new items & furniture. The few items left over from Part ONE will be discounted greatly from the original price in order to liquidate! Contents include: 2005 BUICK LIMITED (Nice Condition). Vintage/Antique Toys, Doll House, Lionel Train Set, Miniature Antique Car Collection & Displays, Antique & Vintage Mirrors, Lamps, Paintings, Lenox & Shannon Crystal, Fostoria Glassware, Collectibles, Bradford Exchange Cat Plates, Kitchenware, Go-Go Scooter, Spa/Jacuzzi, King Size La-Z-Boy Rocker/Recliner (Like New), Sofa, Coffee & End Tables, Square Wood Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Side Chairs, Ladders, Tools & Much More. Dont Miss this One, and Dont Miss our other Sale going on at 2218 New Bedford Dr.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 THEE SHOOPPERER MM.H. HOOUSING550 RERENTALS600 PROROF. SERVERVICEES650 SERVERVICEES700 2BR/2BA furnished, W/D, KP..................$19,900RENTALS 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 SEASONAL RENTAL KP on golf course, 2BR/2BA with garage......... $1500/month plus tax 511 hHOusUSEsS fFOR salSALE 565 MM.H. inIN Pa ARKsSRuskin 55+ senior park. Beautiful 12x65 4br/2ba MH, 6x10 shed, large screened porch, 2 car carport, joins the Little Manatee river. Private dock, & ramp. $13,500 firm, lot rent $289 monthly. 813-419-4066 610 Wat ATERfFROntNT RREntalsNTALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus deposit. No pets. 813-850-5217, 813-863-6123, 813-863-6124611 HOusUSEsS fFOR REntNT3br/2ba, fenced backyard, washer/ dryer. $895 monthly plus security deposit. Reference needed. Near Little Manatee River. Call 813-382-9101 Sun City Center 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 612 AptsPTS. fFOR RREntNTRuskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. $640 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-1801 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 1br/1ba furnished apt. for rent. $1,100 includes all utilities. Adult MH park. Little Manatee Spring, 4337 Hamlin Way, Wimauma. 813-634-2395 613 COnNDOsS fFOR RREntNTSnowbirds special. January, February & March. Apollo Beach, 2 bedroom condo. Quiet, great neighbors. Completely furnished. Just bring your clothes. 813645-4145 or 642-0681614 DuplDUPLEX fFOR RREntNT2br/1.5ba duplex with office. ideal live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 621 PlacLACEsS tT O ShaHAREHouse to share, private bath $350 monthly plus 1/2 utilities. Male or female. Ruskin. Contact 813-645-8608 623 SEasASOnalNAL RREntalsNTALSSun City Center, 2br/2ba condo, 55+ Recently remodeled, completely furnished, 1,900 sf. Seasonal 3 month minimum. Call 813-938-3041 630 MM.H. RREntalsNTALSFor RRent: Clean M Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086Gibsonton/ Riverview area. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent. Water, sewer, trash included. No pets. 813234-0992 630 M.hH. REntalsNTALSMobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, no pets. $475 monthly $175 deposit. Adult only. Call 813677-4796 645 OfficFFICE spacSPACE 646 Wa AREhHOusUSE SpacPACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137649 Want ANTED tT O RREntNTSenior couple, no pets, wish to rent, 2011 to March 2012. email clcnkaye@ gmail.com or 630-853-4620 Wanted: 2 month, furnished rental, 2br/2ba for February & March. 813-6344194, ask for Joan 651 BBOOKKEEpingPINGQuickBBooks Next training class DDecember 3 Pro-advisor & POS. Full bookkeeping services Tutoring/ software issues/ Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net. www.theasquickbookkeeping.com680 ADultULT/ChilHILD CaARECaregiver /companion, live-in capable. 40yrs experience, ventilators ok. Call 813-226-7217 RN seeking caregiver/ companion job. Handling meds, doctor appt, personal care, etc. Call Laura 813-484-6428 Senior Home Companions, Inc.For Seniors by Active Seniors Call for FREE In-Home Consultation813-980-3408www.SeniorHomeCompanions.comLic. #232146 Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently and comfortably by supporting you with active senior caregivers who are understanding and trustworthy. 20 YEARS of SERVICE 705 clCLEaningANINGHate That Wall Paper? I can remove it! Want a wall or room painted, I can do it too. Ill even clean windows. Call Debby 813-434-6499RRons Cleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean706 PREssuSSURE Washing ASHINGSun City Center & Kings Point. Pressure washing. Rust removed from sidewalk. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fast & reasonable. Call Steve at 813-382-2495 710 LawnAWN CaAREBBills Lawn Service Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840BB&S Lawn Care, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 Henrys Lawn M Maintenance. Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-477-3054 www. henryslawnmaintenance.com Name: -_ ____________________________________________________ Address: _ ___________________________________________________ City: _ ____________________________State: _ ______ Zip:_ __________ Daytime Phone: _ _____________________________________________SRnt THE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGcall 813-645-3111 EExt. 201; 813-645-1792; or mail this form to The Shopper Up to 20 words$17.0030 for each additional word DEDEADDLINEE: Ad and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m. Monday for publication in that weeks edition. : _ ___________________ Ad copy as you wish it to appear: _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ CARDS 710 lawnLAWN caCARETerrys Lawn Service Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813317-7679 714 TREE RREMOVal ALProfessional Tree & Landscaping. Sales: trimming, removals, popcorn curbing, stump grinding, clearing, hauling. Fill dirt/ top soil/ rock/ mulch. We barter for items of value. Free estimate. Call Paul 813634-6041 or 813-751-9691715 FillILL DiDIRtT/HaulingAULINGPittman Trucking & Tractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 715 fillFILL DiIRtT/haulingHAULINGMMyers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. 716 COncNCREtTEConcrete Finishing Patios, driveways, sidewalks. Licensed & insured. Call Steve Sim720 HOME MaintMAINT .Handyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Call 813-649-1418 is the BBuyers M Marketplace Why drive 20 miles for your printing? 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 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 87 Years 1924 2011 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers)Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 LET'S TALK TURKEY. Call about menu of outstanding possibilities for waterfront living: Lot on Ruskin Inlet; duplex on canal close to bay $149,900; 3BR/2BA on Little Manatee $259,900. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 HONEY FOR THE MONEY! This darling 4BR/2BA home has a fantastic screened porch which overlooks pristine nature preserve with various birds and wildlife. The split bedroom plan is perfect for families who like privacy and the light bright open kitchen is just what mom ordered! Call today for your free peek! Affordable at just $155,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 MOM AND POP SPECIAL! Delightful 2BR/1BA home in preferred retirement community is the perfect spot to hang your hat or retire. Community center with various activities and recreation ranging from exercise classes, lawn bowling or other games to hobby clubs. A golf cart is the preferred means of transportation and everything you need is so convenient. Asking only $69,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 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 NEW LISTING! 2BR/1.5BA waterfront condo with a deepwater boat slip. Special features include: a nice Florida room with glass enclosure, hardwood floors in the living room, carpet in bedrooms, eat-in kitchen and more! $69,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $245,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 JUST REDUCED!! NICE FENCED 2BR/1BA HOME ON BUSY SHELL POINT ROAD. Newly updated kitchen, with wood cabinets, ceramic tile, large family room, and plenty of space for kids to run and play. Just $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 SUN CITY CENTER. Nicely maintained popular 2BR/2BA T-2 floor plan located close to shopping, hospital, and Sun City Center clubhouse with lots of activities available. Come on and enjoy the carefree living that this golf cart community has to offer. $74,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA/2CG NASSAU MODEL IN SUN CITY CENTER. Move-in ready! Built in 1994 this property has been lovingly maintained with both newer roof and A/C, Call today! $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 COMMERCIAL RENTAL, RUSKIN: 7,200 sq.ft. warehouse, with loading dock, roll-up doors, 3 offices, 2 half BA, lots of open and covered parking space, on a 1.61 acre lot. Close to major roads, $1,800/mo + taxes & deposit. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CANALFRONT HOUSE FOR RENT: 2BR/1.5BA, beautiful new kitchen and wood floors, Inside utility, huge enclosed lanai, dock, boatlift, fenced backyard. Could rent furnished or not. $1,100/mo. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 VERY AFFORDABLE LOT, RUSKIN: Cleared lot a block from river, in peaceful area close to everything. $20,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250

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Whatever happened about...By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netPrison ClosingThreatened with closure just six months ago, the Hillsborough Correctional Institution (HCI) on C.R. 672 near Balm now is in expansion mode. New classes and activities, additional mentors, plus a growing volunteer corps all have developed in recent months, according to Nancy Williams, a long-time SCC volunteer and advocate for Floridas only faith-based prison for women. Added to the activities rosters are training in such subjects as employability, inspirational studies, art expression and pickleball, she said, as 125 new volunteers completed the September orientation and 85 mentors underwent training in preparation for service in one-on-one guidance. P.R.S.T. STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8THE OBSERVER NEWS Happy Thanksgivingfrom South Hillsborough is home to some, an escape for others. By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netOn a cold Thanksgiving night in Norfolk, Virginia, John helped me tie off my sailboat and run the electrical cable much needed for the electric blanket I hoped to soon be tucked into. He was at Rebel Marina, a family-owned establishment that took me in that night at no charge since it was Thanksgiving. John was waiting for the winds to die down enough to lower his mast. He was headed south, but the mast was too tall to fit under the numerous 65-foot, fixed bridges of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). He didnt really want to travel down the ICW, his preference was to go offshore, out into the Atlantic Ocean. Along with his wife, he has been sailing most of his life, and his large sailboat was imminently capable of handling most of what the ocean could throw at him and he was knowledgeable enough to avoid the rest. John is an experienced sailor who has seen much in his travels around the world. But his wife was having health problems, and the oft-feared Cape Hatteras lie between Norfolk and warmer weather to the south. With his wife recuperating, he knew he would need help so he tried to find a captain to hire for the passage. But winter had arrived and winds were forecast to reach 60 miles per hour around Cape Hatteras no captain was interested in making the trip; money meant nothing in light of those conditions. John was disappointed, but he waited until the yard employees returned to work after the holiday, had his mast lowered and then traveled down the inland waterway to a point south of the dreaded cape where he again raised his mast and set out into the ocean. Sometime later I ran into him again in Titusville, Florida, none the worse for the wear. John had the utmost respect for the conditions that Cape Hatteras could present at that time of year, but none of the fear held by the captains he tried to hire. He knew it would be uncomfortable at best, but he also knew he could do it. What was most remarkable was that John is 83 years old. At 35 years his junior, Ive never even considered such a feat. John has spent much of his life running away to sea. In past generations, thoughts of escaping the real world meant running away with the circus. But while it now seems the entire world has become a circus, dreams of running away are still in vogue, but the destinations have changed. People today use recreational vehicles, sailboats and Cruisers on Volleyball Beach at George Town, Bahamas. As children, people dreamed about running away with the circus. Now that the entire world is a circus, some are running away to sea.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSee RUNAWAYS AMONG US, page 11SCC residents get first look at possible See WHATEVER HAPPENED, page 19By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER Aiming for a polished image appealing to new buyers while serving interests of current residents, community leaders here have unveiled a multifaceted $3 million project as part of long range planning. The currently proposed construction, centered in the second of a three-phase plan looking ahead at least two decades, was introduced to some 400 residents during a community town hall session last week. Focused on two new buildings featuring the clean lines and futuristic facades reminiscent of designs by the late Frank Lloyd Wright, the building program was greeted with generally favorable reviews from the assembled retirees. They variously described the proposals as a great plan and deemed them excellent, said they were impressed with the drawings and complimented the CA board members for an outstanding job. Over ensuing days, however, some have raised questions and voiced cautions, concerned about the costs related to a prospective $2.4 million loan to be repaid over 10 years with revenue accruing from the so-called transfer fees paid by all buyers making first-time home purchases in the community. Members of the SCC Community Association will be weighing in on aspects of the proposed capital improvements See SCC UPDATING PROJECT, page 3MELODY JAMESON PHOTOAfter listening carefully to descriptions of the prospective new construction aimed at giving their Central Campus a refreshed and appealing appearance, SCC residents studied architectural renderings prepared by the SOL Design Studio in Tampa. Here a couple examine closely a rendering of the proposed Multi-Use Building that would house all Community Association functions as well as the SCC Information Center and the Security Patrol headquarters. The one-story structure features an eye-catching modernistic front elevation matching the facade of the proposed Entertainment Building.

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The outdoor pool is scheduled to close December 1 as work begins on its enhancement, on updating pool rest rooms and on an outdoor spa, said Bob Black, CA vice president. This project is expected to be completed with placement of new pool furniture in six weeks to two months. And the final phase, yet to be outlined, is foreseen as taking place many years in the future. It could deal with pinpointing additional recreational areas such as a 37acre undeveloped piece west of Del Webb Blvd. and the now idle North Lakes Golf Course, along with a new theater, a new library, added Atrium parking and enhancements to Community Hall. Meanwhile, the plans second stage involves a major overhaul of the communitys Central Campus on its north side. It proposes a multi-use building to house CA offices as well as headquarters of the communitys famed Security Patrol and to be located where those facilities currently exist on North Pebble Beach Boulevard. at Cherry Hills Drive. As designed by SOL Design Studio in Tampa, an architectural firm engaged by CA leaders, the one-story structure features a cantilevered roof over a glassenclosed lobby as an eye-catching element of its front elevation. From a utility standpoint, the building would provide expanded space SCC updating project unveiled for the various CA functions now crowded into cramped offices, incorporate the community information center and face Cherry Hills Drive. The second new construction proposed for the Central Campus make-over is an entertainment building envisioned to the north of the office complex, located approximately where the most northern section of the lawn bowling greens now exist. Facing Pebble Beach, its front elevation features a similarly cantilevered roof over the glassed entrance, bookending the western portion of the campus with aesthetically coordinated buildings. This campus addition, CA President Ed Barnes noted, would be designed to take bookings now turned away from the heavily used South Campus Community Hall and the Atriums Florida Room due to lack of open dates. Both the CA offices and the Security Patrol headquarters would be temporarily relocated to trailers during an estimated eight-month construction period. Yet another portion of the prospective campus overhaul involves construction of a caf and wine bar in the existing plaza area between the Rollins Theater building and the Atrium, east of the outdoor pool. Identified as a priority during a survey of resident interests earlier this year, CA director Martin Hurwitz noted the caf and sports bar offering light food and beverage service is seen as an informal community gathering place providing both indoor and outdoor seating easily accessible after events in the Atrium or theater presentations or a swim in one of the pools. It is likely such a facility would be operated by an outside vendor. It is the fiscal aspects of the second phase construction that are generating debate. A pay-as-yougo approach might be initiated in seven or eight years, board directors estimated. Facilities that can be used in the near future would require financing. In order to break ground for the new buildings by the end of 2012, a bank loan of $2.4 million would be needed to supplement about $600,000 taken from the existing capital fund where $1,200 from each house sold to an incoming resident currently accumulates. The capital fund is expected to show a balance of $1 million by the end of 2011, and if used as part of the 2012 construction would leave $400,000 remaining as a financial cushion. Moreover, if CA members were to support a by-laws change increasing the per-house assessment to incoming residents by $300 to $1,500, both the capital fund balance and the retained cushion would be greater. CA directors have estimated that the full loan amount, repaid over 10 years at five percent interest, would require annual debt service both payment on principal and interest of $305,450. A calculation using the lowest average number of homes resold each year 240, indicates the amount of money produced each year at $1,500 per home sold would be $360,000 more than enough to cover such an annual debt service. However, if the community does not support the by-laws change and the perhouse fee remains at $1,200, the annual amount produced would be $288,000, or, theoretically, about $13,500 short of the debt service minimum. Assuming the estimated annual debt service is correct and relying on all the other variables as estimated, over a 10 year span the $2.4 million loan would be repaid in the amount of $3,054,500, putting the cost of borrowing the money at $654,500. The loan would not be a mortgage because no real property would be used as collateral, Black said. Rather, it would be the projected income of the resold home fees accumulating in the capital fund that would be pledged as collateral for the loan, he added that, and the full faith of Sun City Center. Its not the numbers, though, but the very existence of indebtedness that has led some residents to promise a no vote. Dave Brown, a long-time community advocate, told The Observer this week he opposes any debt for any reason and cannot support debt financing. Brown agreed the CA needs more space to function competently and to meet various resident requirements, but questioned the reasoning for a Central Campus caf, for example. Pointing to construction in recent years of the arts and crafts building on Cherry Hills Drive and the fitness center adjacent to the Atrium without incurring debt, he suggested the same approach for any other improvements to campus facilities. See SCC UPDATE PROJECT, page 19MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSun City Centers Community Association directors received both kudos and questions after they took turns presenting components of the proposed Central Campus make-over as part of their longterm planning. Here, Director Martin Hurwitz (center) responds to a query with details of the cafe and wine bar as Directors Ann Marie Leblanc (left) and Chuck Collett (right) listen. The CA board wants membership support to borrow $2.4 million to get the new construction underway in 2012.

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X 8 5 5Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities ABWC keeps busy during holidaysThe December meeting of the Apollo Beach Womans Club will feature the East Bay High School Choral group, The Sounds of Time, performing a medley of holiday music. ABWC meetings are at Little Harbor in Ruskin, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month September through May. The Clubs next membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The cost of the luncheon is $16. If interested in finding out more about the club, join them at one of their luncheons as a guest by calling Pam Scott, Vice President of Membership Meetings, at (813) 260-3963. All reservations and monies must be received by Scott on or before the Friday prior to the meeting. As a fundraiser the ABWC is selling Village Inn pie certificates for $10 each. They are available by calling Pam Kerstetter at (813) 6452425 or Nancy Vance at (813) 645-4295. In addition, the Village Inn is sponsoring a night in which 10 percent of the proceeds will be given to the Apollo Beach Womans Club scholarship program. The second night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Christmas is approaching and the ABWC also is selling 6 Poinsettias pots for $5 apiece with 8 and 10 pots available at various prices. To order, call Sylvia Gordon at (813) 641-8793. For membership information, call Sharon Vasquez at (813) 641-0763 or e-mail: sharonvasquez47@yahoo.com. ABWC dues are $20 annually and can be sent to Vasquez, 913 Golf Island Dr., Apollo Beach 33572.Local farmer honoredAt the annual Farm City Week Luncheon hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, William Lee Buck Strickland was named the 2011 Agriculturist of the year and inducted into the Manatee Countys Agriculture Hall of Fame at the luncheon held on Nov. 15. Check out the Summerfield Holiday Craft Market The Summerfield Community will be hosting their 3rd annual Holiday Craft Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Summerfield Community Center, 13011 Summerfield Blvd. in Riverview. The day will be filled with activities for everyone. Over forty crafters and vendors will have Christmas and gift items for sale. Story time for the little ones is being held in Santas workshop at 11:30 a.m. Visit Santa from noon to 2 p.m. Marine Corp representatives will be on hand to accept new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. A Toys for Tots charity bake sale is being sponsored by the Summerfield Ladies Club. Attendance prizes will be given throughout the day. For more information, call the Community Center at (813) 671-2005 or email summerfield social@gmail.com.Anthony RoaMajor General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the NY Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Anthony Roa from Riverview, FL serving with the Joint Force Headquarters is promoted to the rank of Master Sgt. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Army National Guard. Air National Guard Airman Carlos T. Carrionsantiago graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Carrionsantiago earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Carlos Carrioncolon of Culebra, Puerto Rico, and Magaly Alverio of Kings Lake Drive, Gibsonton, FL. He is a 2006 graduate of Antonio R. Barcelo High School, Culebra.Carlos CarrionsantiagoAir Force Airman Evan C. Wagner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Wagner is the son of Mason and Holly Wagner of Lake Vista Drive, Gibsonton. He is a 2010 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton.Evan C. Wagner Apollo Beach lighted boat parade and chili cook-offThe Tampa Sailing Squadron of Apollo Beach will be hosting its annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10. Anyone interested in decorating their boats and joining this Parade must register at the Tampa Sailing Squadron, 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach. Registration and Skippers Meeting will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, Dec. 10. The Parade will conclude with refreshments and their famous chili cook-off immediately after the boats return to the Club. At this time, prizes and awards will be presented to the winners. All information on the Parade route, time, and meeting location will be addressed at the Registration meeting on Saturday morning. For more information, call Hugh Moore at 731-9409. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY November marks the 5th Anniversary of SouthShore Regional LibraryJoin them to celebrate with over 70 programs. Kids program highlights this week include:All HCPLC Libraries Closed on November 24 & 25 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. Toddler Time For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. 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. S.A.A. 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, Nov. 24 -Thanksgiving. Members and members guests are invited to dinner at the club at 2 p.m. Enjoy turkey and everything that goes with it. Bar Games at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Pulled Pork Sandwiches are being served. Saturday, Nov. 26 Fish Fry by Becky at 5 p.m. Music by Tony John at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 Feather Your Nest Game at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 Bingo at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 Come on down and socialize. Wednesday, Nov. 30 Wings and Things at 5 p.m. OH SO GOOD! Bar Games at 6 p.m. For more information, call the club at 645-2922.

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To find home-care assistance, call your moms doctors office, the discharge planner at her hhcompare. programs that may help your mom pay for drugs, health care, utilities and other expenses. 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.Car show to brighten local kids ChristmasThe Sun City Center Roamin special car show on Thursday, with gifts for area children who might otherwise go without. in conjunction with the regular monthly Roamin Oldies cruiseentrants and spectators, and the The South Shore Senior Singles group, a ministry of the Sun City scheduled for the fourth Sunday of each month. Meet at The Alley in Riverview scared from anyone who approaches. Some are emaciated, ill or injured Sun City Center. The grant will althem with food and water and monitors their health. 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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 7 Learn what to do Right Now! When should I take Social Security? When can I retire? FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. DONT JOIN THE OSTRICH GENERATIONAmid the choppy markets, too many Soon-to-be Retirees have avoided making key decisions...62% of married couples disagree on when to retire 25% of people now 66 will live to age 90 50% of people age 46 and up havent calculated their savings needsCall us today for your retirement evaluation and let us help you create a retirement plan and get your head out of the sand!!!813-633-7333www.payantfinancial.com*Securities and insurance products offered by Thomas Payant through SagePoint Financial. Inc. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. Statistical Source: Wall Street Journal 9/17/111653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Welcome to...Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.633-2636General and Cosmetic DentistryOur Own In-House Denture LabOur Lab Tech Has 38+ Years Experience Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 38+ Years Experience727 Cortaro Drive (Burger King Plaza)Open: Monday Thursday 8:30 5:00 New Patients & Emergencies Are Always WELCOME PATIENT REWARDSRefer 2 new patients and receive a $25 credit toward your next visit. Be sure to have your friend or family member mention your name to receive the credit at time of scheduling.Coupon must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the fee service examination or treatment. Senior citizen discount does not apply. Like it used to beBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net I think the pace of change accelerates with each passing day and much of that change isnt for the better. The cost of food is going up while the portions go down (yeah, those new 20 packs of diet soda sure are cute, and so is the price, which is the same as what a 24-pack used to be), the price of gas is frightening, the employment picture is nerve-wracking and politicians say one thing and do another. Oh wait, that last one isnt a change. Theyve always done that. Regardless, I wonder how long this can continue. Last week I had to ship a small package, normally not a big deal, but when I saw the price, I was tempted to ask if they offered financing. Money, money, money its flying out of my wallet at a record pace but going in at the same old plodding pace that it always has. Well, like the politicians, at least some things never change. So, I have that going for me. Actually, there are a lot of things that havent changed, and Ive been surprised the past few weeks to find a couple of them. A while ago my wife told me her watch needed a new battery. That The tag on the outrageously expensive boat refrigeration compressor says, Important. Ill tell you whats important: having ice cubes when you want them.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOshouldnt be a problem, but the last time I needed a new watch battery I went to buy one at a ginormous superstore. After walking the miles of aisles to the jewelry counter, I was told I could buy the battery, but they would not put it in, despite having the necessary tools to do so. OK, fine, could I borrow the tool for a moment? I swear to you the woman growled at me in response. She then eyed me for a while as though I were a potential terrorist, intent on using the little watch tool to blow up the store. She very reluctantly handed over the tool (only after I paid for the battery, of course) and then watched me like a hawk. There was no doubt in my mind that if I chose that moment to go insane and run willy-nilly through the store brandishing the little watch tool, I would be shot dead before I managed to get two steps away from the jewelry counter. To her, this was an Extremely Serious Matter of Homeland Security. In other words, that my wife now needed a new watch battery was a big problem. I gathered up her watch and one of my watches that also had a dead battery (I was prepared to abandon it) and slowly drove off, preparing myself for the interrogation of a lifetime at the hands of a jewelry counter clerk employed by an enormous and soulless corporation. But before I even managed to get out of Ruskin, I saw the sign on U.S. 41: Watch batteries $5. I was sure there had to be a catch, but since I was already prepared to be bound, gagged and beaten on this quest, I figured I had nothing to lose. Thats when I met Bob Henshaw at Bobs Jewelry Repair. Bobs store is small and somewhat hidden. I had no idea it was even there until I noticed the watch battery sign. I tentatively set the two dead watches down on the counter and sheepishly asked if it would be possible to get two new watch batteries. I might have even winced a little. Sure, no problem, Bob replied. He then put on some magnifying glasses and gently set the watches down on a workbench with a bright light, much like a miniature operating table for wristwatches. Michelles watch was a gift and is somewhat unusual. Bob apparently recognized that because he took his time with it. He first tested the old battery and then he looked around with his magnifying glasses to ensure that all was OK. After 15 or 20 minutes, I was getting worried. Yes, I knew the watch batteries were five bucks, but what was the service going to run? There was no word on how much the examination and the time spent on the miniature wristwatch operating table was going to cost. That will be ten dollars, he said as he handed me my watch, after polishing them both with a fine cloth. Well, a little more with tax. Wow. I felt honored to be in the presence of an honest and hardworking man. Judging by the headlines today, Im quite certain it was a rare privilege. I try to do business the right way, he said. He did and Ill be back. There is nothing cheap about boats, and boat stuff is certainly not a refuge from the prices that seem to be increasing on everything in life. Thats why I developed a nervous tic when the ancient refrigeration on my boat started to make an ominous noise. There is no upside to an ominous noise when it comes to refrigeration on a small sailboat. If I had to replace it, for roughly the cost of a really nice household refrigerator that probably has an HD television screen and would even talk to me, I would get a box of parts that I had to assemble myself. On the other hand, I felt certain that hiring someone to take a look at it would be an experience straight out of the tenth circle of Hell that even Dante Alighieri was afraid to write about. Despite that, I opted to try at least the latter in the hope that a miracle would happen and I would once again enjoy making ice cubes on board. Thats when I met Capt. Jack Lathbury, owner of Clear Horizon Marine. I called him to look at the ancient, rusted beast that was buried under a berth, hoping that he had a magic wand in his toolkit. The first indication that I was perhaps wrong about hiring a repairman was that he showed up early in fact, he had to wait for us to arrive. He carried his tools aboard and courteously listened to me babble about how I could make it run by just standing on one foot, uttering an incantation while simultaneously flipping a switch and then giving it a hard whack with a hammer. He spent a good bit of time checking out each component, looking for some ray of hope before declaring that it was indeed dead. See OBSERVATIONS, page 19

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13 8 MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTERJerey V. Moett, D.M.D., P.A.Big Bend Professional Park 13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579813-677-3331www.MoettOralSurgery.comNitrous Oxide and I.V. Sedation Available asked to bring the Clown Car for the show and tell aspect of his presentation! The kids got to go outside and have their picture taken with it, wiggling and squirming and jockeying for the best possible position in the photo. Once the photo op was done, we piled back into the classroom and it was my turn to inspire. When I said the words Chamber of Commerce it was clear they pictured a building that resembled something out of a Harry Potter movie, large and gothic with dark halls and eerie shadows. I tried to explain how we help support our local businesses and promote them whenever we can. Do you use math where you work? Of course! I have to establish an annual budget and make sure we earn enough money to pay all of our bills. Do you use reading and writing? Yes, I write a weekly column and read local business journals so I stay current with what is going on in the community. Can your husband paint a Lamborgini? So much for educating them on workforce partnerships and the power of networking. In the end, I had a residual coolness factor just for owning the Clown Car and being married to Mr. Kevin. But I doubt any one of those kids wants to grow up to run a Chamber of Commerce. Too bad. I think its the greatest job in the world! With no blood or vomit to clean up!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessIn all of the challenges I have faced in the past year as executive director of the Chamber, the most difficult was last week when I stood before a classroom of third graders and tried in vain to explain to them what we do. Forget trying to get the potholes fixed in the road out front. THIS was a true challenge! It was the Great American Teach In, and teacher Peggy Creasy asked me to come and make a presentation to her class. It was a wonderful idea, very similar to the old Career Day we used to have in high school. Local business people get about a half an hour to talk about their chosen field and encourage these innocent, open minds. Due to a scheduling issue, I was the last presenter of the day to these precocious, energetic 8-year-olds. I had my talk prepared, but I was no match for the other business leaders who preceded me. I came behind the exciting Mr. Frank, the former stage manager for every big performing name in the world. He had traveled the globe and done exciting things! He knew famous people! Then there was Ms. Carol, who was an ER nurse. She saw blood and vomit and cool things like that! The worst act to follow was just before mine. My Husband was asked to come and talk about all the cars he restores and paints! To add an insult to my injury, I was By Dana Dittmar St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center, presents their third Fine Arts Concert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. The featured artists will be cellist Scott Kluksdahl accompanied by pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera. Kluksdahl is Cello and Chamber Music Professor at the University of South Florida. Cassidy-Polera will join him from New York. she has collaborated with leading soloists including Yo-Yo Ma and won the accompanying prize at the Eighth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. The church is excited and pleased to be able to introduce this dynamic duo to their concert supporters. Dont miss this performance! Tickets at the door are $9. Season tickets for the last four concerts are $35 and are available at the concert or church reception desk. For more information, call (813) 642-8125 or (813) 634-1252.Cello-Piano duo presents concert Back and knee treatment discussedSouth Bay Hospital will host free Dine with the Doctor seminars featuring information on treatment options for those suffering from knee and back pain. Dr. Robert Maddalon, Orthopedic Surgeon, will facilitate an information session titled Treatments for Knee Arthritis at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Dr. Maddalon is on staff at South Bay Hospital, is board certified and specializes in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Larry Fishman, Neurosurgeon, will facilitate an information session titled Treatment Options for Back Pain at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Dr. Fishman is on staff at South Bay Hospital, is board certified and specializes in kyphoplasty and minimally invasive spine surgery. For more information, or to make a reservation for the free seminars, call 1-888-685-1595.SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYNovember marks the 5th Anniversary of SouthShore Regional LibraryJoin them to celebrate with over 70 programs. Adult program highlights this week include: All HCPLC Libraries Closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 & 25 Internet: Safe Browsing and Malicious Software Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet. Registration is available one hour prior to the beginning of the program. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! Join art instructor Minnette Webster for this creative and fun art class. You will leave class with some finished paper ornaments. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Library Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Free event is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library A Call to all Adult Fiber Artists for The Crawford Gallery The John Crawford Advisory Board is looking for 2012 Fiber Artists (quilting, weaving and handmade paper)for a group fiber show in March/ April 2012 in the Crawford Gallery at SouthShore Regional Library. Applications are available at the Information Desk at SouthShore Regional Library. Applications are due Dec. 1, 2011. Questions? Call Laurie Burhop at 273-3652. Ask-A-Health-Care-Professional Discussion Join them as a health care professional shares information on Medicare and Home Health Care. A question-and-answer session will follow. Join a moderated discussion of John Updikes classic work, Rabbit, Run. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 9 TRIPS WORTH TAKINGCentral Florida landmarks make winter day-trips a must!%  It started during the Great Depression, born of a mothers need to feed her family. For decades, Chalet Suzanne was a stopping place for the rich and famous and became synonymous with Lake Wales, Florida. But just what is Chalet Suzanne and what has kept it going through good times and bad? Is it a motel, a bed and breakfast, a restaurant or a throwback to another era? It is all these things and more. Built in 1931 and remodeled in 2008, Chalet Suzanne has been characterized as a gracious oasis amidst the tumult of Central Florida attractions. Chalet Suzanne is not a boxy look-alike chain motel. In fact building exteriors appear to have been pulled from the pages of an illustrated childrens story book. Each of its 26 rooms is different and furnished with antiques. People have been returning here for more than 80 years bringing their children and grandchildren. It is a place where remembrances of earlier, less hurried times can be recaptured. The list of celebrity guests who visited during its glory days is impressive, their autographed photos on display in the restaurant. From its earliest days, the outstanding food and dining experience at Chalet Suzanne received top reviews from critics and guests. Initially it was the famous Duncan Hines who featured Chalet Suzanne in his books about wonderful places to stay and dine in Florida. Gourmet Magazine called the food glorious and went on to rave about the unique five dining room levels where every corner glows with antiques and many more honors have been earned through the years. The pice de rsistance of dining at Chalet Suzanne is their five course gourmet dinner. An entire article can be devoted to this event so go to their web page and experience for yourself the treat that awaits guests. Dining in the old world elegance of Chalet Suzannes multi-level dining room is in itself a unique experience. When it opened for business in the 1930s, the world of fast food had not been invented and it still does not exist here. Food is prepared to order. Diners can easily converse without being disturbed. The only background noise is the sound of muted classical music. The wait staff is unobtrusive and ever watchful. This is truly dining, not eating. Recognizing todays economic climate, changes have been made to Chalet Suzannes menu. Gourmet food is still the main feature, but now there are a la carte selections. A childrens menu is also offered for all meals. But whatever your choice, an overnight stay or dining, Chalet Suzanne is a wonderful change of pace in todays hectic world. Guests at Chalet Suzanne can stroll through the propertys 100 acres, swim in a generous size pool overlooking their lake where kayaks are available, or take a tour of the on-site soup canning facility. Many other delightful surprises await guests and these can be found on their web page as well. Ask Eric Hinshaw, third generation owner, to describe Chalet Suzanne and he would tell you that the property is Quirky. He goes on to say, Please dont come to the Chalet Suzanne expecting a plastic-perfect theme park. If real, living history and personal service as well as distinctive, fairly priced and awardwinning fare are important to you then give us a second look. While at Chalet Suzanne, a visit to nearby Bok Tower Gardens is highly recommended. The opening of this National Historic Landmark predates Chalet Suzanne by only a few years. You might say they grew up together. In 1929, Edward Bok gifted this 50 acre garden to the public. It was reported that approximately 50,000 people showed up on opening day. Today the gardens with their mature trees and well manicured grounds are even lovelier then they were back then. Shaded paths meander through lush gardens in what Mr. Bok called, a place of beauty, serenity and peace. Victoria water lilies, native to the Amazon River where they can grow into five foot pads, fill some of the gardens reflecting pools. Seasonal bursts of colorful flowers from azaleas, camellias and magnolias are shaded by thousands of towering palms, oaks and pines making a visit here a delight to the eye and senses. Situated on the highest point in Florida at 298 feet above sea level, the centerpiece of the gardens is the soaring 205-foot marble and The author stands within an outline of the 22,000 pound bell that chimes in Bok Tower. One of five dining rooms at the Chalet Suzanne.See TRIPS WORTH TAKING, page 14 Victoria water lilies in a reflecting pond.

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X 10 Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities In a single morning, a childcare center is beautifiedLowes employees, with help from grateful parents, transformed the grounds of the Plant City Child Development Center from bare to beautiful Saturday morning. As part of the home improvement chains Lowes Hero program, the Plant City store marshaled 15 volunteers and a truckload of $1,200 in plants and other supplies for the project. They were joined by nine fathers of children who attend the childcare center, operated by Redlands Christian Migrant Association. What a transformation! said Christina Dragustinovis, the centers coordinator. All the yellow and red and purple flowers show off what a happy place this is. The children are going to love it. The center serves 60 children, all from families that migrate for farm work. In recent weeks, those families have begun returning for the winter from northern states. Dragustinovis planned to welcome the children back for the season. By midday Saturday, the volunteers had: around two sides of the childcare center den on the playground. the centers Dumpster. This was our kind of project, said Rosa Orona, the stores Human Resource Manager, and organizer of the event. We did good work, for a good organization. It was a nice day.Rosa Orona of Lowes plants mums along the sidewalk in front of Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids are Respectful The following students were outstanding examples of what it means to be Respectful: Andrea Garza 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.Congratulations to Gibsonton Elementarys Terrific Kids Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Member are free; donation for guests. Friday, Nov. 25 Music by Karaoke Kid from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 Turkey Shoot at 1:30 p.m. Music by Karaoke Kid from 7 to 11 p.m. Queen of Hearts. Sunday, Nov. 27 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 Dart League at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen Apply for a grantThe Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund of The American Business Womens Association Scholarship announces guidelines. The maximum grant amount for each student is $1,500 per year, plus $500 incentive if student and chapter/network complete process by March 1, 2012. All student applications and all supporting documents must be received online by Jan. 31, 2012 which is the deadline for submissions in order for the local ABWA chapter to complete process by March 1. Each grant awarded is for one academic year and is not automatically renewable. Recipients may apply for funding in subsequent years as long as they meet eligibility requirements. Funds awarded may be used only for tuition, books and fees. In the event that the applicant receives full funding of tuition, the funds must be returned to SBMEF. The SBMEF Board of Trustees serves as the selection board for awarding all grants. Check for grants awarded are made payable to the educational institution and the applicant jointly. Outright grants are not to be repaid. Candidate eligibility requirements are for a woman who is: or more) applying for funds to be used when 60 or more credit hours have been completed. confer degrees at least at the baccalaureate level. or better on a 4.0 scale. Procedures/Checklist: Applications will be completed online and will include the following: An online application, biographical information regarding educational goals and academic achievements, three (3) professional letters of recommendation and an official current transcript. If you meet the above criteria, e-mail Deb Adams and request to apply for the grant at Deb.adams@micorp.com. The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Best Spaghetti in Ruskin Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 11 a.m. Turkey Shoot 2 p.m. Horseshoes 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Nov. 25 7-11 p.m. Top Shelf Saturday, Nov. 26 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Dec. 2 7-11 p.m. Charlie Burns Saturday, Dec. 3 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Dec. 9 7-11 p.m. Randy McNeilly Saturday, Dec. 10 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Friday, Dec. 16 7-11 p.m. Double Barrell Saturday, Dec. 17 5-11 p.m. Christmas Dinner and Show Friday, Dec. 23 7-11 p.m. Caribbean Cowboys Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Vigil with Kim Mullins Friday, Dec. 30 7-11 p.m. Rolling River Band Saturday, Dec. 31 New Year Eve Dinner and Dance with Rolling River Band All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests. 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It is done by both the young and old, but it is the old that most frequently have the resources to do it. Ive seen people in their 80s buying a sailboat, getting it fixed up and taking off, he said. We have a girl who works here, shes an avid sailor. Shes 22 years old, just got married, and they are looking for a boat. I suspect within a couple of years, theyll be gone cruising. Right now thousands of boats are passing through Florida on their way from somewhere to somewhere else. Some will spend the winter in the Sunshine State; others will sail off to the Bahamas, the Caribbean or beyond. In almost all cases, family and friends are left behind, wondering what would compel someone to leave the comforts of home and 24-hour superstores to live on a small boat. Yet in all likelihood, perhaps some of those friends and relatives wish they could do it, too. Walking into the West Marine store in Apollo Beach and seeing Julie Stocksdale is an instant daybrightener. Her smile and cheery disposition is infectious. In many ways, she is a reflection of her boss, Bruce Hoskins, and of the philosophy of the company itself. Hoskins knows that she will leave her job at some point to hop on a sailboat and head out towards the horizon. Like many West employees I work here for a number of reasons, Stocksdale said. One is simply to be around boating and boating equipment. The second is for the employee discount and the third is the lenient policies towards taking time off to go cruising. I work part-time I actually share a job with my husband. We can take off for three months in the spring to go cruising, and then we take off a couple of weeks here and there throughout the year. And then she returns to her job. While many companies would be opposed to employees taking off in such a manner, for West Marine it is an advantage their employees become experts in boating. According to Hoskins, the company has recently started a program in which some cruising employees are asked to take new equipment with them to test out. Stocksdale appreciates the good fortune in her life. Last year, she and her husband, John (not related to the John in Norfolk) took three months to sail the Florida Keys aboard their sailboat, Jolie. This year, they hope to sail up to Georgia. With an elderly mother living in Florida, they currently feel unable to venture into the Bahamas and beyond, but someday they will. Yet Stocksdale takes nothing for granted. Whether at work or running off to sea, she appreciates each day. Her dreams began years ago, even before she spent years living aboard and cruising with her first husband. When my previous husband died, I had this dream the two of us had spent years building a path to that dream, she said. When he died, I thought that dream died with him. That was very hard because then I didnt have a dream anymore. And then, I met my husband and finding someone who shared that dream was an answer to my prayers. I meet a lot of people who wish they had a partner who shared their dreams, whatever they are. I feel very, very fortunate. Before he passed away, her previous husband asked her to marry again and as soon as possible. I met my husband working in this store I met him in the plumbing aisle, she said with a laugh. Every single day I wake up and Im grateful for the day. Both Hoskins and Stocksdale see people coming into the store at various stages in their dreams. Some keep working on the boat with plans for someday and never manage to leave; others buy the bare essentials and sail off. And Stocksdale is enthusiastic for all of them. I want to grab them, hold them and say, Sit down, let me tell you about what a wonderful life you have in store for you! she said with a laugh. They want to get out of the store and I want to share everything with them. The Seven Seas Cruising Association is composed of people much like Stocksdale. We are for dreamers, doers and done-ers, said SSCA association director Judi Mkam. And the done-ers help the dreamers. Mkam estimates that roughly 60 percent of the membership of 7,000 people are at least parttime active cruisers. Thus many are the dreamers, sailors at heart with plans for the future, or even those who may never step foot on a boat but enjoy dreaming about it. Through the SSCA they can enjoy the camaraderie of those who have done it by reading the monthly published bulletin and by attending meetings, called GAMs, held throughout the year. Unlike other sailing clubs, we offer camaraderie with sailors helping sailors, she said. Florida is the center of the universe for many of those cruisers, either as a destination or as a jumping off point for the siren song of the Bahamas and Caribbean. Each year thousands of boats arrive, beginning in the fall, only to reverse their tracks in the spring. You dont need to own a boat to enjoy the atmosphere just head to a local marina or drive down U.S. Highway 41 to Regatta Pointe Marina for a cool beverage or a latte at the Riverfront Cafe Waterfront Deck to watch the runaways in their natural environment (often with sandpaper or paint brushes in hand). Go small, go simple, go now are the words of Lin and Larry Pardey, two of sailings most famous authors. Running off to join the circus may have been a childhood See RUNAWAYS, page 13 Carnival glass collection on display at museumPALMETTO The Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum are hosting an exhibit of vintage Carnival Glass through March 2012. Carnival Glass is pressed glass that has an iridescent coating, first produced in 1907 and continues to be made today in limited quantities. Carnival Glass received its name because it was used as prizes at carnivals and fairs and manufacturers could make it cheaply enough for this purpose. It was also available for purchase just like any other household goods. This exhibit is available for viewing courtesy of the Tampa Bay Carnival Glass Club. The address of the park and museum is 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. Admission is free, though donations are encouraged. Operating hours are Tuesday through Friday and the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 941-721-2034.720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com NEW SHOWROOM Come see our... NEW ADDRESS CARDS

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12 NOVEMBER 24, 2011 We are a AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterAt Home Auto Care, Inc.(813) 645-0339 See us today for expert service on the tires you need this winter. South Shore Young Professionals to meet SSYPA After Hours Casual networking with like-minded young professionals in your community is the purpose of South Shore Young Professionals. Their meeting is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Green Iguana on 6264 Winthrop Town Center,Riverview, Free for members, $5 for guests or, bring a new, unwrapped toy for their Toys for Tots Holiday Drive for Free Admission. Holiday Lunch at Acropolis Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Acropolis Greek Taverna on 6108 Winthrop Town Center, Riverview is $11. Remember to bring a new, unwrapped toy for their Toys for Tots Holiday Drive. To learn more about SSYPA, visit www.ssypa.com or call 813-2345944.Toys for Totsdrop-off locationWeichert Realtors SouthShore has once again been recruited by the U.S. Marine Corps as a local Toys for Tots drop-off location in this years holiday drive. The agency is sponsoring the campaign through Dec. 10 when all the presents collected will be delivered to the Ruskin VFW for distribution by the Marines. The presents are principally donated to children in need throughout the SouthShore area. Prior to Dec. 10 people throughout the community can bring new, unwrapped toys to the office at 237 Apollo Beach Boulevard in Apollo Beach. Broker/Owner Colin Howgill recommends that while people shop for toys for little children, sports equipment and games will make the season brighter for teenagers as well. The primary goal of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to deliver a new toy at Christmas, along with a message of hope to needy youngsters. The popular program was launched in 1948, and by conclusion of the 2010 campaign, more than 16.7 million toys had been distributed to nearly 7.2 million children. If anyone needs more information or assistance in getting their toys to the agency, the office can be reached at 813-649-1002. Enjoy a village Christmas artwalkAt the Village of the Arts, just south of downtown Bradenton on either Friday, Dec. 2, 6-9:30 p.m. and or Saturday Dec. 3, 11 a.m.4 p.m. stroll the quaint streets of the Village of the Arts during this magical holiday artwalk. Strolling musicians, vintage holiday decorations, quilts and toys on display, sweet treats in the Village cafes, a holiday tea room and storytelling, Santa and more. Visit more than two dozen galleries, studios and shops and enjoy the festive atmosphere of restored 1920s and 1930s homes decorated for the holidays. Annual lighting of the Village is at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. Free admission. For more information call 941747-8056 or visit www.villageofthearts.com. Carolers stroll the Village during the Old Fashioned Village Christmas.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 13 WELLBORN AMERICAS FINEST CABINETS UP TO 60% OFF SALE 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST! NOW WE BEAT ALL SUPERSTORES ON PRICE & SERVICE DELIVERY AVAILABLE IN UNDER 3 WEEKS 1510 South MacDill Ave.14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.1920 W. Brandon Blvd. ( across from Chilis ) MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSBoat at anchor off Volleyball Beach in George Town, Bahamas. West Marine Apollo Beach store manager Bruce Hoskins with employee / cruiser Julie Stocksdale. Runaways dream for some, but running off to sea is an adult reality for many others. And everyone has their own definition of running away. The person you see in a grocery store, or the smiling and cheerful employee at West Marine, may be among the runaways. For some, running away may mean sailing to the Caribbean or crossing an ocean, for others it may mean spending a few weeks at Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin or Lands End Marina in Apollo Beach. The point, for them, is to act on those dreams and make them come true. I think a lot of people just want to get away, Hoskins said.The door at the store kept chiming as customers walked in, each on a mission, following a passion as no one without a passion would throw money into a boat. Perhaps someday theyll go cruising. Perhaps someday theyll run away to sea, guided by the wind, waves and their dreams.Further information about the Seven Seas Cruising Association is available at www.ssca.org.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 15 CLIP & SA VERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 DECEMBER EVENTS Thurs., Dec. 1 Medicare 101 Unravel the Myths and Realities of Medicare Coverage! Amy ORourke, founder and President of The Cameron Group, a professional Geriatric Care Management rm, will explain the coverage offered by Medicare Choice Plans and which is best for you.Tues., Dec. 6 Congestive Heart Failure CHF Support Group. Join facilitator Shayne Kull, MSR, from Hometown Homecare as she introduces you to cutting edge resources. This group is exclusively for those living with heart failure, their families and caregivers.Wed., Dec. 7 Therapeutic Tai Chi Every Wednesday. Increases strength and balance.Thurs., Dec. 8 Avoid Common Mistakes with Life Insurance discuss how insurance investment products can stabilize your income in a low interest rate environment and avoid problems for your family. These investment vehicles are an option to stabilize income, protect from market volatility, and/or guarantee income for life!Thurs., Dec. 8 professional facilitates this support group for those suffering from depression, loss or grief or are the caregiver of someone facing those issues. Supported by South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center.Tues., Dec. 13Holiday Soiree and Dance! Enjoy holiday music while sipping champagne and sharing hors doeuvres. The dance oor is ready for you! Enjoy entertainment provided by our RSVP today!Tues., Dec. 13 COPD Support Group. Joy resources are endless! $695 $150 Festival of Trees Ruskin Elementary PTA/SouthShore Regional Friends of the Library presentTrees on display Nov. 30 Dec. 10Join us forFOOD Pizza, Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, Assorted Pastries, Kona Ice Hawaiian IcesENTERTAINMENT Tampa Bay Martial Arts, Progress Village H.S. Quartet, Mullins Trio, Carol SingingSILENT AUCTION for Christmas trees. Final bids by 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10 RAFFLES Baskets and jewelryChildren must be accompanied by an adultProceeds from this event will help pay for Ruskin Elementary student eld trips and Friends of the Library programs T r e a t men ts f o r K nee A r t h r i t i s T r e a tmen t O ptions f or B a c k P ain P r esen t ed b y D r L a r r y F ish m an, N e u r o s u r geon D i ne w i t h the Doctor M a n y Amer i cans suer daily fr om bac k pain. L ear n what the causes ar e a nd wh at y o u can do t o t r eat back pa in. Dec e m b er 7th, 1:00 p .m. 2: 00 p .m. U n i t ed C ommunit y Chur c 1501 La J o lla A v e Sun Cit y C ent e r F r ee lunc h and giv e a w a y s pr o v ided t o all a t t endees T o r egist er f or th e semin ars c all 1-8 88-685-1595. P r esen t ed b y D r Rober t Madda lon O r t hopedic S u r geo n I f y ou ar e sue r ing fr om k nee pain, come lear n i f k nee ar thr itis i s the cause and nd o ut what y ou ca n d o abo ut it. N o v e m b er 29th, 12:00 p .m. 1:00 p .m. S o uth Ba y Ho spi tal M edica l A udit o r i u m 1901 Ha v e r f o r d P laz a, Suit e 106, Sun Ci t y C e n t e r ( B ehind S outh Ba y Hospi tal) SHOP LOCALLYInvest in local businesses first

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 17 T r u s t e d by P h y s i c i a n s & P a t i e n t s A l i k e Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 Wednesday Chefs Choice Dinners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cover-Your-Moose Bar Games at 7 p.m. Thursday Tacos/Burgers from 5 to 7 p.m. Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. Friday Steak/Fish Dinners 5 to 7:30 p.m. Karaoke 7:30 p.m. Saturday Various Lodge Events Watch the Calendar Sunday Beer Specials Wings 6 @ $3 from 3 to 6 p.m. Bar Games from 3 to 6 p.m. Free Pool November 26 Dinner and Entertainment Watch for details December 10 Breakfast with Santa Signup sheet in the Lobby December 17 Fire & Sherriff Dept. Appreciation Dinner November 2 & 3 2012 Cozy Get-Away Weekend for 2 Bilmar Resort @ Treasure Island includes $100 gift card raffle tickets are $5 each. drawing held Apr. 6, 2012 @ 7 p.m.Upcoming Events Weekly EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge 2672 sponsored Hoop Shoot ProgramThe South Hillsborough Elks Lodge 2672 had over 800 youngsters par ticipate in their annual Hoop Shoot Program this year. The Lodge finals were held at Ruskin Christian School with over 21 young men and women participating. The contestants were treated to a breakfast treat and after the program were treated to lunch. Roy Gardner was Chairman. FISH TALESFish the canals this time of yearFor our winter visitors I will repeat the mileage entrance to Tampa Bay. It is 4.5 miles between Mullet Key on the north and Anna Maria Key on the south. Egmont Channel is the main deep water ship channel. We are getting a great mix of fish now that the weather has turned slightly cooler. Cooler fronts are moving into the area with water temperatures starting to fall bringing flounder swimming into deeper waters. Cobia are showing up in the flats. Trout are teeming in the grassy shallows, and sheepshead are in large schools. Around the bait shops and boat ramps, Fish Tales are being told of sheepshead so large that one could feed a family of four on just one. It seems that most catches of sheepshead that I have seen this week are much larger than any I have seen in past years. With cooler mornings and the time change anglers are fishing in early mornings and making great catches. Fish the canals this time of the year, as you will find that many of the fish have migrated there for protection from the winds. It is not easy to keep track of the king mackerel. You might find them in the south one day and then in the west the next. This migrating fish keeps on the move. They are spotty in our area now, but they are out there. It is said, that when you find a bait school, the kings are close by feeding. I heard one group of anglers who said that they were going hunting today. I asked them how as they were in their boat, and of course, I finally caught on that they were hunting for none other than the king...king mackerel that is. Redfish are moving into the rivers and under docks. There are also reports of them in the canals. Reds are still a restricted fish, one per person per day of legal size, not less than 18 inches or more than 27 inches. I heard a grumble from a person who moved here for the weather, but he was leaving because he didnt like saltwater fishing.What... this area has plenty of freshwater fishing. Sir: our Little Manatee River has great freshwater fishing, so go under the I-75 bridge and start freshwater fishing. Might be better than those mountain streams where you came from.By Jonie Maschek You also can fish the upper waters of the Alafia river, and many lakes around this area with Lake Parrish to the south of us. Many of our parks have freshwater fishing, not to mention Lake Okeechobee, the bass capital of the world. Many of our anglers are retirees. They now have time to fish. But, some have been watching those television shows where the anglers catch a big fish every time and cant understand why they cannot make a catch each time they cast out. Others are recalling their childhood days and remember Huckleberry Finn, recalling all the fun he had catching those sun fish from a hometown pond. Many were business men and this is the first time in their lives that they have been fishing. For years they have seen all of the beautiful big fish catches made in Florida. They have visions of catching one of these monsters on their first cast. I suggest that for your first trip out take a charter. The captain will teach you all about fishing, or go with a person who knows our waterways. I hope you have included fish as some part of your Thanks giving dinner, have a blessed, healthy, happy day. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press.Back Row, L to R: Roy Gardner, Jamarcus Hall, Alexi Diaz, Arthur Godwin, Justin Guerra, Nakya Westbrooks, Elexa Crisp, Isabel Sanchez, Isabel Diaz, Adam Smolker, Chuck Stieb, ER Front Row: Jesus Martinez, George Hud Cox, Delani Crisp, Dwayne Wilson

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18 NOVEMBER 24, 2011 Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Why us? Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com Ladies Night $12 (advance) (at door)Chippendales Ladies Night Ladies Night PUBLIC INVITEDLIVE!On Stage Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy r (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows SCC Holiday Walk Expected to Draw 100sAnn-Marie Leblanc, who is chairing the Dec. 3 Breakfast and Holiday Walk, expects this years open-to-the-public event to be extra special. Its part of Sun City Centers year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration that started in May. Craft rooms on the CA Central Campus (N. Pebble Beach Blvd.) will be open from 9 a.m. to noon for shoppers and admirers of club members creations. The Model Railroad Club will offer junior engineer certificates to youngsters who visit and play with the trains. A DJ will be helping create the holiday mood with music at the bandstand. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a $5 breakfast in the Florida Room that starts at 7 a.m. and runs for the duration of the Walk. Breakfast consists of pancakes, eggs, sausage, toast, juice and bottomless cups of coffee. There will be chairs set up in the Atrium for people waiting or socializing prior to breakfast. This will be the fourth Holiday Walk that has attracted hundreds to the CA Central Campus. Proceeds from craft sales benefit the club activities. Any profit from the breakfast will be added to the SCC 2012 July 4th Fireworks Fund.Imagine That!Lawrence R. MacAlister has two paintings hanging in Imagine That, a juried art exhibit mounted by ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton. MacAlister, a native of Massachussetts, started painting as a youth, taking classes at the Worcester Art Museum. Following his studies at MIT, art became more of an avocation, but he continued painting, exhibiting at galleries in California and New England. Currently, he has paintings on display at Bella Cucina Italian Ristorante and at Superior Bank. MacAlister and his wife Carol moved to Sun City Center in July 2010 from Asheville, NC. He is a member of the SCC Art Club. Imagine That will run until Dec. 2. ArtCenter Manatee is located at 209 9th St. W, Bradenton.A childs Christmas spirit, in an envelopeIn Immokalee, Saray drew a wreath of oranges. In Homestead, Veronica drew a Christmas tree of tomatoes. In Wimauma, Marlene drew Rudolph. Now, the painstaking artistry of these and dozens of other children has been converted into Christmas cards, for sale to the public in a fundraiser to benefit the children of Redlands Christian Migrant Association. RCMA operates childcare centers, charter schools and afterschool programs for children of the rural poor in 21 Florida counties. Money raised through its Christmas cards is matched 16:1 through a state grant that funds many of its 74 childcare centers. So a $30 order of Christmas cards qualifies RCMA for $480 in state funds. Usually, a childs best art gets displayed on a refrigerator, said Barbara Mainster, RCMAs executive director. But here, its printed and sold! The kids get intense. A minimum $15 order contains 10 cards and envelopes. The front of each card bears the holiday art; the back contains a photo and paragraph about the child artist. An order of at least 100 cards, for $150, entitles the buyer to choose an exclusive card, unavailable to anyone else. They must be ordered by Dec. 15. An online order form is at www. rcma.org/holidaycards. When completed, it can be faxed to RCMA at (239) 658-3593, or mailed to Judy Brill at RCMA, 402 W. Main St., Immokalee or you can call Judy at 1-800-282-6540 or (239) 289-6822 or judy@rcma.org. Orders of exclusive cards must be placed by phone to Sonia Tighe at (813) 975-8377 or via email to sonia.tighe@ffva.com.Its been a year and a half since the last Ruskin Tomato Festival, but the festival is back again at a new time of year when cooler temperatures and a supply of local tomatoes complements this fun and friendly event. Ruskin Heritage and Tomato Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4 at E.G. Simmons County Park, 19th Ave NW, Ruskin. Admission will be $5 per person, children under 12 are free This year, there will be some new faces, entertainers and activities but as always, lots of things to do. A variety of craft and commercial vendors will be ready to help you find some unique holiday treasures for gift-giving, home decoration and other special events. There will be rides and games for the kids, plus a build-it workshop with Team Home Depot SCC. Camp Bayou will have nature activities with fun and educational hands-on fun. Hungry? There are plenty of food items to select including fried green tomatoes, turkey legs, frog legs, hot dogs, hamburgers, or just grab a quick treat of ice cream, ices or donuts. New this year is the option of purchasing beer at the festival, as well as the ever-popular soda, water and ice tea. There will also be free slices of tomato offered to delight your palate, while supplies last. There will be entertainment all weekend on the Sweeney Family stage where they will play bluegrass and folk tunes. From noon to 2pm on Saturday, Dec 3, a youth group will perform in the Prodigy Showcase. Other local talent will keep the music going all weekend long! Check the schedule posted at the festival for exact times and entertainers. Before you leave, be sure to stop in at UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Centers tent for a Tasti-Lee tomato seedling to take home to grow your own, or pick up some fresh produce at the Farmers Market. This is a perfect time of year to get out and explore a real, Old Florida festival in a town old enough to make the claim! For more information, please visit the website at www.ruskintomatofestival.org or look for updates on Facebook. Questions? Contact Frank at ruskintomatofestival@verizon.net The Ruskin Heritage and Tomato Festival is a partnership between the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation.County parking garage offers first hour free parkingHillsborough Countys County Center Public Parking Garage at 319 N. Pierce St., in downtown Tampa, offers the first hour of parking free of charge! In addition, payment can now be made with credit and debit cards. The County Center Public Parking Garage opens at 7 a.m. for daily parking. Drivers will take a ticket as they enter the garage at the Jackson Street gate, and pay by credit, debit or cash as they leave. Parking in this garage is free for the first hour, and costs just 80 cents per half hour after that. There is no maximum allotted time for parking. Weve made these changes to offer greater convenience to residents coming downtown to receive services at County Center, said County Administrator, Mike Merrill. This is one of the many efforts Hillsborough County is making to improve the way we do business and better serve our residents. The County Center Public Parking Garage will accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards. Debit cards will be processed as credit transactions. For more information call Douglas Taylor, Hillsborough County Facilities Management Services Department, at (813) 276-2533.Ruskin Heritage and Tomato Festival returns Nutcracker tickets on sale nowDont miss out on Brandon Ballets beautiful production of the classical holiday ballet, The Nutcracker. Enjoy lavish costumes, and scenery, a joyous score by Tchaikovsky, and exhilarating choreography. The venue will be Spoto Auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Dr., Riverview on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and also on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Ticket prices are adult $25, child 18 and under $15 and Senior 55 and older $20. For more information call 813-684-4282 email dance@ brandonballet.org or visit www.brandonballet.org See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! ObservationsLike it used to be Now Jack had no real motivation to make things easy on me. He didnt sell the refrigeration, he was only there to try to repair it, and he probably knew full well that wed happily keep feeding him large denomination bills in the boundless optimism that he could fix it, thus sparing us the horrific shock of buying the aforementioned box of outrageously expensive parts. But he didnt do that. In fact, he didnt even charge us the full rate he quoted to make the boat call. Given that we kept him waiting, Im certain what he ended up charging us didnt cover his time, let alone the gas money to get to the boat. Once again, I found myself honored to be in the presence of an honest man. It turns out that even in a rapidly changing world, some things are just as they used to be, and honesty certainly hasnt gone out of fashion. Jack Lathbury and Bob Henshaw showed me that. And speaking of honest, I need to share a little with you all just for the record. When I mention people or businesses in the articles I write, I gain nothing from it but a good story. Certainly, whether a person or company advertises in the Observer plays no role. In this case, Bob had no idea who I was, and Im not entirely certain hell ever see these words. Jack did recognize me, but I am quite certain that hell be surprised to see his name in print (hopefully not unpleasantly so). Both are honest men not because of a story, but because thats who they are. And they are not advertisers, just decent people I felt fortunate to meet. And on that note, I have a small favor to ask of those who may visit the Fish House on Shell Point Road in the coming days or weeks (cmon you know you will). A while back, I wrote an article that included the Fish House (nonadvertisers, by the way) and ran a photo of Shirley Steele she works there and is a very special person. I later asked if she was OK with the photo of her that ran with the story and she jokingly said that no one asked her for an autograph. So heres the favor: could someone ask her for an autograph? No, I dont have the sway to suggest it will earn you a discount, but it will probably earn a smile from Shirley (thats worth more, anyway) and it will definitely earn my gratitude (thats worth what you make of it).The 35-year-old facility was short listed for closure early this year as part of belt-tightening in the state prison system under an incoming administration, until a volunteer force including Williams and former inmates got Sen. Ronda Storms attention, testifying about the institutions extraordinary performance before a Florida Senate committee. The prisons recidivism rate is among lowest in the state. Hillsborough County commissioners in June raised the population cap, paving the way for additional selected female inmates to join the 274 women currently housed at the facility. At present, two squads of inmates work 10-hour days during the week performing tasks in public places that save tax dollars, Williams said, and a third squad is being formed.Operation Med Cabinet Thursday, December 1, has been earmarked for another collection of outdated, unneeded or otherwise useless medications, conducted in the South County by Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office personnel. The periodic sweep up of drugs to keep them out of public systems will be held between 9 AM and 12:01 PM at the Sun City Center Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Boulevard, said Deputy Chris Girard. Any South County resident can drop off medical chemical compounds at that location during those hours. The collection program is provided to prevent disposal of drugs in wastewater and solid waste systems, aiming to eliminate possible environmental harm, Girard said. The accumulated medications are burned under HCSO supervision. TA Show Biz Rezoning Professional planners on the county level this month toured the Tropical Acres area of South Hillsborough twice, checking out 39 parcels involved in a rezoning application from both the proponents and opponents perspectives. On November 17, Brian Grady, Joe Moreda, and Isabelle Albert, planners in Hillsboroughs Development Services Department, along with David Hay of The Planning Commission, inspected both TA and Gibsonton properties owned by show business operators following the carnival circuit around the country each year, according to Kristy Deaton, a South Pointe resident opposed to the rezoning. Residents in several subdivisions around TA have objected to the proposed rezoning for a number of reasons. The same group, with the addition of Melissa Zornita from The Planning Commission, saw the TA community homesites through the eyes of the applicants on November 9, guided by their consultant, Realtor Richard Bennett. The show business operators are seeking rezoning overlays on the various parcels scattered across the community in order to make legal their customary accommodation of workers, animals and large equipment at their homes during their off season. Albert said this week the planners find all information useful as they prepare their recommendations for the first public hearing on the matter scheduled December 12. Balm Post OfficeProposed closure of the 100year-old post office at Balm remains under review, according to Enola Rice, US Postal Service spokesperson in Tampa. The small but highly active Balm facility with historic significance for that community was listed for closure earlier this year as the debt-burdened postal service contracts in costs saving efforts. The community vigorously resisted the closure, petitioning for help at the congressional level. Rice said a decision is expected before end of the year. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson Whatever happened about... SCC updating project Cal Kimura takes issue with several aspects of second phase proposal, concerned that the full story is not being told. Despite statements by SOL architect Carlos Molnar that the jutting roofs of the two proposed new buildings will withstand hurricane level winds, Kimura doubts their structural integrity. A 200 mph wind a category five hurricane and theyre going to fly away, he said. Kimura also voiced concern that the shuffleboard players were not advised their Central Campus courts would have to be moved to the South Campus to make room for any new construction. Leaders, he added, should be honest with people. And when it comes to money, he labeled as bogus CA suggestions that the new buildings would not result in added costs passed on to residents. More space will require more maintenance and its likely to be covered by dues increases in years ahead, he asserted. Albert Clark, like Kimura, objects to the new building design, but for a different reason. The styling is so , he said, adding that the new buildings do not coordinate with any others on the campus. The retro look is just a way to spend money, he asserted. Regarding other aspects, Clark questioned whether serving alcohol near the outdoor pool as proposed for the new caf is a good idea, suggested that Security Patrol does not need a fancy building or to be showy and wondered whether outdoor events such as the annual Fun Fest could be produced on the new patio in the midst of the abundant new landscaping planned. On the other hand, Clark agreed that the CA offices are in bad shape and that costs of borrowing money are less now, along with the costs of construction in a depressed economy. The objective is not to spend money just to be spending it, he added, the objective is to invest without throwing money at the problem. Clark, Kimura and Brown all share sentiments with two of the five candidates currently seeking election to three seats on the CA board. Both Rob King and Paul Sasville, newcomers to the annual election process, have expressed reluctance to incur debt in the present uncertain economy, while Al Alderman and Jane Keegan, sitting first term directors, along with Howie Griffin, a former director, are solidly in favor of the proposed facelift and related financing. Deadline for the election balloting, as well as voting up or down on a dues increase to $263 annually, is Dec. 7 and 8. CA members also have been voting using an absentee ballot provided in their monthly CA newsletter. A week later, on Dec. 15, residents will choose by voting whether to increase the transfer fee to $1,500 per house sold to a newcomer. Their last opportunity to support or reject the Central Campus proposals in whatever form they have taken by that time will come February 13 and 14, 2012, when CA members will decide the shape of their valentine to their community. Copyright 2011 Melody Jameson Architect Carlos Molnar

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20 NOVEMBER 24, 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 dogmas of the past are inadequate to the stormy present. Abraham Lincoln Enjoy a free Thanksgiving Dinner Thanks to Beanies Family Sports Grill, South Bay Hospital and the South Shore Anglers, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center will be serving 200 complete turkey dinners on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Creason Hall, the churchs fellowship hall. The church is one of four area churches participating in the annual South Shore Big Give. According to Beanie, the owner of the popular eatery on SR41 in Ruskin, the restaurant will be cooking approximately 750 pounds of turkey for the event. His hope is that the Big Give will allow folks who might not get the chance to spend the holiday with others will come together in fellowship and a great meal. Dinners will include dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet corn, green beans, rolls, drinks and desserts. The United Methodist Church will only be able to serve the first 200 that arrive that day. Volunteers will be needed to staff the Big Give event and are asked to sign up by calling 813-6342539 or visit the church office during normal business hours 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Volunteers will need to arrive by 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. For more information call Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-634-2539 or visit their website at www.sccumc.com. Tree Lighting Festival kicks-off holiday season Celebrate the holiday season with Hillsborough County and the Friends of the County Parks during the 10th Annual Hillsborough County Holiday Tree Lighting Festival. This free, family-friendly event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, located at the corner of Pierce St. and Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. Free parking is provided during the event at the County Center Public Parking Garage, corner of Pierce St. and Jackson St., entrance on Jackson St. Kids of all ages can listen to musical entertainment, play carnival and inflatable games, create holiday arts-n-crafts, enjoy free food and of course witness the official tree lighting ceremony. Dont forget to bring your camera to take a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Call the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 635-3500 for information.Front row: Brandon Ceme, Matthew Martinez, Gabby Cordiviola; Middle row: Michael Ngo, Megan Millar, Danielle Baker, Gillian Garbus; Back Row: Brittni Goodson, Peite Hatfield, Ari Moss, Richard Scilabro. Ruskin Christian School students all ace spelling beeOn Nov. 4 Ruskin Christian School participated in the Florida Association of Christian Schools Regional Spelling Bee. There were ten divisions for grades 1-12 and RCS students finished first in five of the ten divisions. Their first place winners were Gabby Cordiviola grade 2, Louisina Morancy grade 3, Danielle Baker grade 8, Megan Millar grades 9/10, and Brittni Goodson grades 11/12. Other students that placed were Matthew Martinez 4th in grade 2, Brandon Ceme 3rd in grade 5, Michael Ngo 3rd in grade 8, Richard Scilabro 4th in grade 8, Peite Hatfield 3rd in grades 9/10, Ari Moss 2nd in grades 11/12, and Gillian Garbus 4th in grades 11/12. Brandon Ceme finished in second place and Richard Scilabro finished in third place at the State Spelling Bee in Orlando. Trinity Baptist Church recently welcomed several new members. Nearly 50 new members have joined the church this year. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Jim and Kathy Clor, George and Carlene Bowen, Pastor Ron Churchill, Beverly Carnes, Doris Carey, and Mary and Gil Fadely. For information on the church, call 634-4228.New members welcomed 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 Ruskin Foursquare ChurchBuilding Community Thru Gods Love 106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 N. Blanton (813) 309-3558Pastor Norman & Sherril Blanton 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study St. Stephen to host Wiglia A Polish Christmas EveThe Christmas Holiday is an ecclesiastical holiday revered in the heart of every Pole and PolishAmerican. It is steeped with traditions dating back for centuries, and is greeted every year with such anticipation, careful planning, and mystical symbolism that it has become a celebration like no other. Celebrate this holiday and join a review of Polish and Polish-American traditions, and the singing of Polish and English Christmas songs. Admission tickets are $10/ adult or $12 at the door. Ticket locations are St. Stephen Catholic Church Main Office, 5049 Bell Shoals Rd.,Valrico, Taste of Europe Polish Deli, 717 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon, and Ave Maria, 222 Bryan Rd., Brandon, Fl. Proceeds from Wiglia held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 at St. Stephen Catholic Church on 5049 Bell Shoaks Rd. Valrico, will benefit the new St. Stephen Catholic Church Building Campaign. For more information, contact Paco Alicea (Public Relations) 813-689-4892 or pacodeysy@aol. comCommunity gathers for Thanksgiving eve worship service The Sun City Center Community Thanksgiving service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd., West. The service is sponsored by the Sun City Center Ministerial Association and the Rev. David Campbell of the First Christian Church will be speaking. Choirs and representatives of Temple Beth Israel, Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, the United Community Church, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lifepath Hospice, and the United Methodist Church will all take part. Charles Wirick will direct the combined choirs. The offering this year will be divided between the Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry and the food pantry of the Beth-el Mission. These pantries feed well over 250 families per week. The Ministerial Association hopes that many people from the community will turn out for this interfaith service, because Thanksgiving is the only community, presidentially proclaimed religious holiday. It is a wonderful time for people of the community and all faiths to get together to offer their thanks and also to give generously to help the poor.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 21 702 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 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 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 ......................... Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonMASSES 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 ......................... Thursday 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Pastor Area Obituaries Ludd R. FarrLudd R. Farr, retired Federal Administrative Law Judge, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Versailles, Kentucky and Baltimore, Maryland and Husband of Lois Fitzhugh Farr, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2011, following a very lengthy and debilitating illness. Born in Ansted, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Ludd R. Farr, Sr. and the late Faye Hawver Farr. In addition to his wife he is also survived by his son Daniel T. Farr (Wendi K. Reich) and his granddaughter, Mia Simone Farr, all of Indianapolis, Indiana. There will be a service to celebrate his life on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Sun Towers, Sun City Center, Florida. A memorial service will be celebrated in the spring in Versailles, Kentucky. Memorials may be sent to Lifepath Hospice of Sun City Center, FL., 3010 W. Azeele Street, Tampa, FL. 33609 or to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL. 33573Eileen HandinEileen Handin, 62, passed away at her home on Swan Lake in Sun City Center on November 18, surrounded by her family and her beloved kitties after a long battle with cancer. She was an elementary school psychologist in New York State before moving to Florida in 2005. She will be remembered by many on Long Island for her enthusiastic, caring volunteerism with terminal AIDS patients and Homeless ministries. At the Hillsborough County Correctional Institute she served as a volunteer counselor for a womens group. She was an officer of Swan Lake Co-op Association. Eileen played flute with the South Shore Concert Band and began studying oboe a few years ago. She is survived by her parents Bill and Doris Palmer, of Sun City Center, brother ken of New Jersey, sister Cynthia of Tampa, niece Lila, and nephew Stephen. The family expresses deep gratitude for the compassionate help Eileen received from Hospice care. They also thank all of those who visited Eileen, cared for her, sent food, flowers, cards, made phone calls, and showed their love during these past few months. In Eileens memory, donations can be made to Lifecare Hospice 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. Leslie Gordon KilpatrickLeslie Gordon Kilpatrick, 90, of Sun City Center, died, November 20, 2011. He was born in Devonshire, Britain, to Daniel and Winifred Kilpatrick on September 12, 1921. Leslie was educated at Sherborne School and New College, Oxford and graduated BA (1942), BM. Bch (1942), MA (1947) from Oxford University. He served as a medical Officer in the British Army in Libya, Palestine and Greece (1945-48) and on returning to Britain completed a residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison until his retirement in 1983. Dr. Kilpatrick is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (nee Bickerton). He is survived by his three daughters, Julia Fiechter (Jonathan), Linda Livermore (Bruce) and Marie Kaczor (Ralph), and five grandchildren. His hobbies were painting, sailing and classical piano. By his request there will be no funeral or visitations.Joseph PliskaJoseph Pliska, 98 of Willoughby Hills, died November 19, 2011. Loving husband of Mary (neeBurtick) for 73 years; father of Joseph (Margaret), Caroline and Eugene (Carol); grandfather of 4; great-grandfather of 6. Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Burial was at Whitehaven Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Cleveland Society of the Blind. Gerald I. SimmonsGerald I. Simmons, 75, of Wimauma, passed away November 15, 2011, while fishing on Wimauma Lake. Born in Plant City on March 25, 1936, Gerald was raised on Grange Hall Loop in Fort Lonesome, Florida. He attended Wimauma School when it served all grades including high school. As a young man he followed his familys footsteps as a cowhunter tending the familys cattle in southern Hillsborough County. In 1954 he married the love of his life Martha (Lowrey) and they raised their family of three children in Gibsonton until 1974 when they moved to Wimauma. Gerald was employed by the Atlantic Coastline Railroad for the first 18 years of their marriage and during that time he founded Gerald Simmons Tropical Fish Farm, Ruskin, which he oversaw until retiring in 2000. He was passionate about several things. Topping the list was his family, but most recently was his devotion to the Lord, modeling himself to be an example for the next generation. Gerald was an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish and he passed down his knowledge of the outdoors as a priceless legacy to his children and grandchildren. His passion for the outdoors was eclipsed only by his love for NASCAR. He attended races throughout the southeast and was a dedicated fan. He also loved to cook and was known for his skill around a deep fryer. He organized many fish fries for community events and fundraisers throughout the years including cookouts held for the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department. The epitome of a southern gentleman, it was rare to find him without a mess of fish, a bucket of tomatoes, a bag of homemade jerky, or a bushel of oysters, ready to share with anyone who crossed his path. His generosity was well-known throughout the community. Gerald leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Martha Simmons of Wimauma; two sons, Steve (Chere) Simmons, and Rickie (Yvonne) Simmons Sr.; a daughter, Linda Simmons; six grandchildren, Chrissy (Dan) Hartzog, Rickie Simmons Jr., Ty (Jennifer) Simmons, Timmy Simmons, Jared Hodge, Marcus Wilson; four greatgrandchildren, Carlie and Asher Simmons, Hannah Simmons, and Emma Hartzog all of Ruskin; a sister, Evelyn Bell, of Live Oak, FL; a very close cousin, June Sumner of Brandon; a beloved sister-in-law and her husband, Harry and Vonda Cunningham, of Gibsonton; a brotherin-law, Donald Lowrey, of Gibsonton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too numerous to name. He was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Simmons; and two sisters Elizabeth Bailey and Barbara Hall. He was an active member of Simmons Loop Baptist Church in Riverivew; an Honorary Hillsborough County Sheriffs Deputy; and a member of the Florida Redneck Goatropers Association. A service was held Nov. 19 at Simmons Loop Baptist Church with Pastor and friend Stacey Bowen officiating. Memorial contributions were made in lieu of flowers to the Simmons Loop Baptist Church building fund. Arrangements were made by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Stephen Austin PhillipsStephen Austin Phillips, 90, of Sun City Center, passed away Monday, November 14, 2011, at LifePath Hospice. Born Sept. 6, 1921 in Pittsfield, MA. he attended Bluefield College, W. VA. from 1939-1941 and VA. Polytechnic Institute in 1942-1943. He earned his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and was a member of Pi Tau Sigma fraternity. He saw active duty in the Pacific theater for two years in the Hydropropulsion Branch of the U.S. Navy and Reserves until 1954. He returned to civilian life as an Asst. Professor of Mechanical Engineering at V.P.I. and taught Internal Combustion engine courses and allied subjects. In 1965, Mr. Phillips assumed the postion of Mechanical Engineer. at the University of Virginia. His duties included planning and development, new construction sites, and utilities installation. He resigned his position to establish a consulting engineer office. His clients included land surveyors and subdivision developers. When he had free time, he engaged in farming, raising black angus, and constructing a home. Lt. Stephen A. Phillips held a pilots license and was a member of Civil Air Patrol. In 1972, the Monticello Squadron received a Unit Citation Award for exceptional meritorious service during Hurricane Agnes for working long hours to man radio stations, search and rescue missions and evacuations. A loving and devoted husband, he is survived by his wife Helen; daughter Carolinda Brooks; sisters Beverly Jarrett and Shirley Hanken; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to LifePath Hospice, 3723 Upper Creek Drive. Visit us on the Web 24/7 ObserverNews.netWe know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. 1 John 4:13-15h h

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22 NOVEMBER 24, 2011 Basic Traditional Burial $2,500DIRECT CREMATION $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130includes 20-gauge steel casket EXP. 12/31/11 First Baptist Church of Ruskins Christmas tradition continuesA long time standing Christmas tradition in the South Shore area has been the First Baptist Church of Ruskins Christmas Production. It has been their gift to the community for over 20 years. The performances for this years production will be a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. The final performance will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. This years production Jesus Our Treasure contains scenes filled with music, comedy and an unexpected twist in the storyline when Jacob (Sandy Weatherholt) tells his granddaughter (Molly Williams) how Jesus birth, life, death and resurrection impacted his entire life. As always there will be no charge. It is First Baptist Church of Ruskins gift to the community. If it is not already a tradition, why not start this year. First Baptist Church of Ruskin is located at 820 College Ave. W in Ruskin, 1/2 mile west of US 41. For more information call the church office at (813) 645-6439 or go to their website www.fbcruskin.org.Christmas Trees support good causeFor 47 years, Brandon residents have returned each Holiday season to the tree lot at First United Methodist Church in Brandon for beautiful, fresh Christmas trees. This year, the lot re-opens Friday, Nov. 25, with extended hours from 9 a.m. 8 p.m. that day only. One hundred percent of the proceeds from tree lot sales go to support the Florida United Methodist Childrens Home. Gift certificates are available. For the first time, they re introducing handsome outdoor products crafted at the Childrens Home. These include a sturdy 6-foot picnic table, an attractive Adirondack chair with foot stool, and a rustic bird house. These items will make wonderful gifts as well as helping fund the skillstraining program at the Childrens Home. Visit the Church website at fumcbrandon.org for pictures and pricing. The Tree Lot is open seven days a week: from 3:30-8 p.m. MondayFriday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-6 p.m. on Sundays. Christmas Eve Service 6:30 p.m.Featuring a Childrens Christmas PageantSunday Service: 10:15 a.m. We meet at Kids-R-Kids 13151 Kings Lake Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534 (813) 767-6994 www.ChristCommunityFL.com South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. -5 No Charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.. Saturday, Nov. 26, Country & Western Dance, The Countrymen, $8 with light snacks, 6-9 p.m.. Monday, Nov. 28, Blue Plate Special, for all Elks and their guests, $7, Menu: Special Hawaiian Chicken with all the trimmings Sunday, Dec. 4, Memorial Service for all our departed Elks, please plan on attending Nora Baker is the Chairman of this event. Saturday, Dec. 10, Anniversary / Christmas Dinner Dance for all Elks and their guests, mark your calendars. Menu: Prime Rib dinner with all the trimmings, $20, Music by Buddy Youngs 5 piece orchestra. Feb. 12 to Feb. 19, 2012, Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Valentines Western Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise, 7days only $643 The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, and has a clean, smoke free environment. For more information, call (813) 645-2089. 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.GeronimoGeronimo, also a brother of Arrow and son of Maggie is an adorable gray tabby kitten. He is very playful and shows love and affection readily. Geronimo is fun but likes his afternoon nap on the cat tower when not racing around the wild environs of the shelter. See him and give him a loving forever home. As part of his adoption, Geronimo will be neutered and brought up-to-date on his shots as well as micro chipped. DOB: 09/15/2011 LouLou is an adorable Chihuahua. He had a home for five years. Sadly, his owner dumped him when she decided to get two new dogs. If you are patient and gentle with Lou, he will warm up to you. He likes to cuddle under your chin. He has a sweet personality. Lous old owner told us that he is used to cats and is housebroken. He would do best in a single dog home. Lou is neutered, microchipped, and current on his shots. EST. DOB: November 2, 2006 Redeemer Lutheran Church presents German serviceThe Sun City Center German American Club Singers, in cooperation with Redeemer Lutheran Church will present a German service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 in the church sanctuary. Readings and choral numbers will be presented in the German language. Plan to join them in celebrating the Christmas season. Refreshments will be served following the service. The Redeemer Lutheran Church is located at 701 Valley Forge Blvd. Sun City Center on the corner of Valley Forge Blvd. and S.R. 674. Child Abuse Council hosts holiday gift storeIn efforts to help make the holiday season a little brighter, the Child Abuse Council (CAC) will open its doors and host its annual Holiday Gift Store for CAC client families. During this event, parents and caregivers will shop for their childrens holiday gifts. All toys are free of charge and gift wrapped, providing needy families in their programs with that final festive touch. The Holidays may be a financially difficult time of year, placing strain on many families within their community during such a joyous time of the year. The CAC wants to insure that children will wake up with something they can unwrap and enjoy. Last year, 575 children and 284 families visited the Holiday Store to select new toys for their loved ones. The CAC thanks the community for all the generous donations that enabled this event to happen. They call on your support again, as they anticipate an even greater need this year. Help them spread holiday cheer and collect toys for children ages 0 12. All donations can be dropped off at their Main Offices, located on 3108 West Azeele Street in South Tampa; all toys are due by Friday, Dec.2. Volunteers are welcomed and needed to help make the Holiday Store a big success. They need help with set-up, clean-up, toy sorting, wrapping and more. Call Jessica DuChene to sign-up and get involved; (813)673-4646, ext.225 or email her as jduchene@ cachillsborough.com. Since 1977, the Child Abuse Council has been helping thousands of families in Hillsborough County through prevention, education and treatment programs. Their mission is to build stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through child abuse prevention and family education programs. They envision a community where children grow up in nurturing families that are free from violence and abuse. For more information on the CAC, visit their Web site at www.childabusecouncil.com. There will be a Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by The Knights of Columbus held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Saint Anne Church in Ruskin. Spaghetti and meatballs with a salad will be served. The ticket price is $8 per person; children under 12 will be FREE.Ymmm...spaghetti

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300THE SHOPPER 23 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 312 ESTATE SALES 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALENOVEMBER 24, 2011 312 ESTATE SALES 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, tickets, etc. Your neighborhood printer. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 260 FRUITS/VEG. Artesian Farms U-pick Tomatoes 202 College Ave., W. Ruskin. 8am5pm. 7 days a week. 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 Sun City Center Coins & Collectibles Buying All Types of Coins & Currency Your LOCAL Dealer for 22 years!Paying 19 times or more per face on Silver Coins depending on market!For a convenient appointment at your home or bank, please call J.R. Rose, Ret. U.S. Army, Numismatic Trader at813-503-4189 or 813-634-3816 310 GARAGE/YARD SALERuskin barn sale. Everything must go. Household, TV s, bedding, furniture, gifts, Christmas stuff, clothes & more. 1116 4th St., NW, Ruskin. Friday &Saturday. All day long. Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana 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 Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate & misc. Nov. 26, Saturday, 8am-2pm. Holiday Park RV Resort, 19th Ave., & US 41, Ruskin. Precious Moments, selling entire collection only. Over 200 pieces, all retired/ suspended. Todays cost over $10,000. Selling for $3,000. by appointment only. 813-645-0262 Black Friday Weekend Jewelry Music, VCR taps, household items, etc. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 25 & 26, 9am-? 1756 Atrium Dr., Cypress View I (off West Del Webb) SCC Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Nov. 23: Closed for ThanksgivingNov. 25, 26: BLACK FRIDAY SALE50% OFFall clothing in store PLUS, the Secret Sale 804 La Jolla & 639 Allegheny SCC. 3 families. S ome old, some new. S mall appliances, furniture. F riday & S aturday, 8:30am-12:30pm. Black Friday Sale Above the Rest. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. 813-633-5013 Come & See312 ESTATE SALES 330 FURNITURE4 swivel club chairs, palm tree fabric design, excellent condition. Must sell. $100 each. 813-633-5070 Floral sofa, matching chair & ottoman, Anne chairs, 2 twin wicker headboards, pictures. SCC. 813-260-3600 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515Bogey Bills Golf Cars Cruise Car, Club Car, EZ-Go, GMW scooters, new, rebuilds, restore, rentals, solar, street legal. SUC parts, charger repair & battery. 2202 US 41 South, Ruskin. 813-649-8099390 MISC. FOR SALEHillsboro Memorial G ardens: 2 cemetery lots in the Garden of Cross, Lot 146-A, spaces 1 & 2. Great buy at $3950 obo. Call 813-633-1334 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 425 SLIPS OR STORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special izing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay Storage.comStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-690-1836 813-8491469 455 AUTOMOBILES2005 Hyundai E lentra, 79,000k, very good condition, one owner. $6,000. 813-634-2194 465 R V LOT RENTALRV lot for rent in Ruskin. $275 monthly includes water & sewer plus deposit. 941-737-1944 or 813-345-6860 511 HOUSES FOR SALE REAL ESTATE500 As another year draws to a close, I want to thank all my customers for their business. May you enjoy a wonderful season of joy and thanksgiving! CALLClaire TortOFFICE:(813) 363-7250 Find what you need in 813-741-9220 Call for Special Pricing VENDORS WANTED! NETTIES ESTATE SALES2218 New Bedford Dr. Sun City CenterFri. & Sat., Nov. 25 & 267 a.m. to 1 p.m.Contents Include: CLUB CAR GOLF CART, King & Queen Bedroom Sets, Two Twin Size Beds, Waterford, Lenox, Glassware & Collectibles, Kitchenware, Vita-Mixer, Rattan Living Room Furniture, Wrought Iron & Glass Top Table w/Chairs, Bar Stools, Buffet, Sofa & Loveseat, Office Desk & Roll Top Desk, Parlor Chairs, Lamp Tables, TV & Stands, Storage Cabinets/Display Shelves, Patio Set w/Umbrella, Garage Items, Tools, Crown Molding, Decorative Sink, and MORE! Dont miss out on our other sale going at the REMAX Building in the old Golf USA Store. PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Strictly enforced -you could be ticketed for failure to follow traffic laws NETTIES ESTATE SALES3894 Sun City Center (Sale to be held at the old Golf USA store between REMAX & Burger King)Fri. and Sat., Nov. 25-267 a.m. to 1 p.m.This sale is Part TWO of our Huge Multi-Family Estate Sale located at the old Golf USA store. Tons of new items & furniture. The few items left over from Part ONE will be discounted greatly from the original price in order to liquidate! Contents include: 2005 BUICK LIMITED (Nice Condition). Vintage/Antique Toys, Doll House, Lionel Train Set, Miniature Antique Car Collection & Displays, Antique & Vintage Mirrors, Lamps, Paintings, Lenox & Shannon Crystal, Fostoria Glassware, Collectibles, Bradford Exchange Cat Plates, Kitchenware, Go-Go Scooter, Spa/Jacuzzi, King Size La-Z-Boy Rocker/Recliner (Like New), Sofa, Coffee & End Tables, Square Wood Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Side Chairs, Ladders, Tools & Much More. Dont Miss this One, and Dont Miss our other Sale going on at 2218 New Bedford Dr.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 THEE SHOOPPERER MM.H. HOOUSING550 RERENTALS600 PROROF. SERVERVICEES650 SERVERVICEES700 2BR/2BA furnished, W/D, KP..................$19,900RENTALS 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 SEASONAL RENTAL KP on golf course, 2BR/2BA with garage......... $1500/month plus tax 511 hHOusUSEsS fFOR salSALE 565 MM.H. inIN Pa ARKsSRuskin 55+ senior park. Beautiful 12x65 4br/2ba MH, 6x10 shed, large screened porch, 2 car carport, joins the Little Manatee river. Private dock, & ramp. $13,500 firm, lot rent $289 monthly. 813-419-4066 610 Wat ATERfFROntNT RREntalsNTALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus deposit. No pets. 813-850-5217, 813-863-6123, 813-863-6124611 HOusUSEsS fFOR REntNT3br/2ba, fenced backyard, washer/ dryer. $895 monthly plus security deposit. Reference needed. Near Little Manatee River. Call 813-382-9101 Sun City Center 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 612 AptsPTS. fFOR RREntNTRuskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. $640 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-1801 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 1br/1ba furnished apt. for rent. $1,100 includes all utilities. Adult MH park. Little Manatee Spring, 4337 Hamlin Way, Wimauma. 813-634-2395 613 COnNDOsS fFOR RREntNTSnowbirds special. January, February & March. Apollo Beach, 2 bedroom condo. Quiet, great neighbors. Completely furnished. Just bring your clothes. 813645-4145 or 642-0681614 DuplDUPLEX fFOR RREntNT2br/1.5ba duplex with office. ideal live /work space. New construction in Ruskin. $875 monthly. Available now. 813-649-1599 621 PlacLACEsS tT O ShaHAREHouse to share, private bath $350 monthly plus 1/2 utilities. Male or female. Ruskin. Contact 813-645-8608 623 SEasASOnalNAL RREntalsNTALSSun City Center, 2br/2ba condo, 55+ Recently remodeled, completely furnished, 1,900 sf. Seasonal 3 month minimum. Call 813-938-3041 630 MM.H. RREntalsNTALSFor RRent: Clean M Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086Gibsonton/ Riverview area. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent. Water, sewer, trash included. No pets. 813234-0992 630 M.hH. REntalsNTALSMobile home on tree shaded country lot. One bedroom, no pets. $475 monthly $175 deposit. Adult only. Call 813677-4796 645 OfficFFICE spacSPACE 646 Wa AREhHOusUSE SpacPACEGarage & mini storage rooms for rent. Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137649 Want ANTED tT O RREntNTSenior couple, no pets, wish to rent, 2011 to March 2012. email clcnkaye@ gmail.com or 630-853-4620 Wanted: 2 month, furnished rental, 2br/2ba for February & March. 813-6344194, ask for Joan 651 BBOOKKEEpingPINGQuickBBooks Next training class DDecember 3 Pro-advisor & POS. Full bookkeeping services Tutoring/ software issues/ Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net. www.theasquickbookkeeping.com680 ADultULT/ChilHILD CaARECaregiver /companion, live-in capable. 40yrs experience, ventilators ok. Call 813-226-7217 RN seeking caregiver/ companion job. Handling meds, doctor appt, personal care, etc. Call Laura 813-484-6428 Senior Home Companions, Inc.For Seniors by Active Seniors Call for FREE In-Home Consultation813-980-3408www.SeniorHomeCompanions.comLic. #232146 Our goal is to help seniors continue to live independently and comfortably by supporting you with active senior caregivers who are understanding and trustworthy. 20 YEARS of SERVICE 705 clCLEaningANINGHate That Wall Paper? I can remove it! Want a wall or room painted, I can do it too. Ill even clean windows. Call Debby 813-434-6499RRons Cleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean706 PREssuSSURE Washing ASHINGSun City Center & Kings Point. Pressure washing. Rust removed from sidewalk. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fast & reasonable. Call Steve at 813-382-2495 710 LawnAWN CaAREBBills Lawn Service Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840BB&S Lawn Care, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 Henrys Lawn M Maintenance. Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-477-3054 www. henryslawnmaintenance.com Name: -_ ____________________________________________________ Address: _ ___________________________________________________ City: _ ____________________________State: _ ______ Zip:_ __________ Daytime Phone: _ _____________________________________________SRnt THE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGcall 813-645-3111 EExt. 201; 813-645-1792; or mail this form to The Shopper Up to 20 words$17.0030 for each additional word DEDEADDLINEE: Ad and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m. Monday for publication in that weeks edition. : _ ___________________ Ad copy as you wish it to appear: _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ _ ____________ CARDS 710 lawnLAWN caCARETerrys Lawn Service Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813317-7679 714 TREE RREMOVal ALProfessional Tree & Landscaping. Sales: trimming, removals, popcorn curbing, stump grinding, clearing, hauling. Fill dirt/ top soil/ rock/ mulch. We barter for items of value. Free estimate. Call Paul 813634-6041 or 813-751-9691715 FillILL DiDIRtT/HaulingAULINGPittman Trucking & Tractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 715 fillFILL DiIRtT/haulingHAULINGMMyers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. 716 COncNCREtTEConcrete Finishing Patios, driveways, sidewalks. Licensed & insured. Call Steve Sim720 HOME MaintMAINT .Handyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. Call 813-649-1418 is the BBuyers M Marketplace Why drive 20 miles for your printing? 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 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924.www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 87 Years 1924 2011 Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS........645-3211(Evening phone numbers)Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 LET'S TALK TURKEY. Call about menu of outstanding possibilities for waterfront living: Lot on Ruskin Inlet; duplex on canal close to bay $149,900; 3BR/2BA on Little Manatee $259,900. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 HONEY FOR THE MONEY! This darling 4BR/2BA home has a fantastic screened porch which overlooks pristine nature preserve with various birds and wildlife. The split bedroom plan is perfect for families who like privacy and the light bright open kitchen is just what mom ordered! Call today for your free peek! Affordable at just $155,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 MOM AND POP SPECIAL! Delightful 2BR/1BA home in preferred retirement community is the perfect spot to hang your hat or retire. Community center with various activities and recreation ranging from exercise classes, lawn bowling or other games to hobby clubs. A golf cart is the preferred means of transportation and everything you need is so convenient. Asking only $69,000. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 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 NEW LISTING! 2BR/1.5BA waterfront condo with a deepwater boat slip. Special features include: a nice Florida room with glass enclosure, hardwood floors in the living room, carpet in bedrooms, eat-in kitchen and more! $69,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672 NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $245,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 JUST REDUCED!! NICE FENCED 2BR/1BA HOME ON BUSY SHELL POINT ROAD. Newly updated kitchen, with wood cabinets, ceramic tile, large family room, and plenty of space for kids to run and play. Just $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 SUN CITY CENTER. Nicely maintained popular 2BR/2BA T-2 floor plan located close to shopping, hospital, and Sun City Center clubhouse with lots of activities available. Come on and enjoy the carefree living that this golf cart community has to offer. $74,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA/2CG NASSAU MODEL IN SUN CITY CENTER. Move-in ready! Built in 1994 this property has been lovingly maintained with both newer roof and A/C, Call today! $135,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 COMMERCIAL RENTAL, RUSKIN: 7,200 sq.ft. warehouse, with loading dock, roll-up doors, 3 offices, 2 half BA, lots of open and covered parking space, on a 1.61 acre lot. Close to major roads, $1,800/mo + taxes & deposit. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CANALFRONT HOUSE FOR RENT: 2BR/1.5BA, beautiful new kitchen and wood floors, Inside utility, huge enclosed lanai, dock, boatlift, fenced backyard. Could rent furnished or not. $1,100/mo. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 VERY AFFORDABLE LOT, RUSKIN: Cleared lot a block from river, in peaceful area close to everything. $20,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 27 10 x 15.5 29189-GTHB (11-24) Sun City Observer Group FC (gc) Brand New PERFECT PAYMENT Sales Event New 2012 HyundaiSonata Lease For $ 199Come In And Visit The OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON 2503 1st Street | Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 747-9262 Per Month $ 169 LEASE PER MONTH $ 259 LEASE PER MONTH $ 179 LEASE PER MONTH $ 299 LEASE PER MONTH $ 179 LEASE PER MONTH $ 399 LEASE PER MONTHNew 2012 HyundaiACCENTNew 2012 HyundaiGENESIS COUPENew 2012 HyundaiELANTRANew 2012 HyundaiVERACRUZNew 2012 HyundaiVELOSTERNew 2012 HyundaiGENESIS Guaranteed Trade-In Value of qualifying vehicle based on independent source. Consumer will get the higher of the Guaranteed Trade-In Value, less mileage charges and damage costs, or market value which will be assessed at time of trade in. Applicable to all new Hyundai vehicles purchased on or after May 1, 2011. Not available on leased vehicles. Valid only during months 24-48 of ownership. Trade-in value dollar amount must be applied toward a new Hyundai vehicle and must be nanced through Hyundai Motor Finance (HMF). See hyundaiofbradenton.com or your Hyundai dealer for full details. All of fers valid on in stock units only and are in lieu of any other offers. All leases are based on 36 months/12,000 miles per year, with 20 per mile thereafter with $2999 down (Sonata $2599, Accent $1699, Elantra $1999, Veloster $1999, Veracruz $3199, Genesis $3499), dealer fee, and dealer & factory installed options plus destination. Must qualify for Hyundai Loyalty to qualify for pricing. All images may not depict actual model. All offers for a limited term with approved credit. Expires 11/30/11.

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