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Part Two of an Observer News Feature Story www.ObserverNews.netMarch 8, 2012 Volume 56 Number 7THE OBSERVER NEWSTwo quilt displays at the SouthShore Regional Library showcase the talents of local stitchers with amazing color and designs. See page 18 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 By MELODY JAMESON%  RUSKIN One of this communitys most historic homes could be relocated to make room for development of its valuable highway frontage site. In fact, groundwork for an initial process aimed at reaching that eventual goal was undertaken last month. However, the profit realized from sale of the site would be ploughed into educational facilities for area youngsters, not put in private pockets for any frivolous uses, according to its owner. The L.L. Dickman house at 416 U.S. Highway 41 South was built in 1910 for one of Ruskins founding families who had joined with the Miller family and other Dickman brothers to establish a utopian settlement patterned on the principles of English social critic John Ruskin. Now more than a century old, the house is one of four surviving iconic structures all in use that once were part in one way or another of Ruskin Planes, Trains and Craigslist South County mall behind schedule, but dont count it out!artistARTISTsS renderinRENDERING ofOF proposedPROPOSED mallMALLDisembarking at the Sanford Auto Train Station, my fellow steerage passengers were easy to recognize. They carried their own pillows and looked slightly disheveled after the 18-hour trip. Passengers in the first class sleeper cars had access to showers, as well as turndown services, converting their seats into a comfortable bed.MitITCH TrapRAPHaAGenEN PHotoOTOBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netThe beginning of my descent into madness took all of five minutes. Apparently, just five minutes separates me from the world of normal people who bath regularly and converse intelligently and the world of a blathering idiot on the verge of spewing obscenity-laced tirades about the evils of captivity. Even as a man descending into madness, that struck me as an awfully small margin. But then again, considering that I had purchased a oneway ticket to fly to Washington, D.C. to buy an old car I had never seen with the expectation of driving 1,000 miles home in the following 48 hours, perhaps my sanity was questionable long before. That this was the fourth time I had done such a thing only provided further evidence. The car had problems; the Auto Train to Florida appeared to be my salvation. But then, I found myself trapped in a window seat on the train. Yes, it was a comfortable and spacious seat, but it was one of captivity. My seatmate had her tray table down and her footrest up, effectively blocking my ability to come and go as I wished. Even a basic restroom trip would require her complete cooperation. Suddenly, I found myself thinking that driving a thousand miles with non-functioning headlights in a 27-year-old car that I had just bought was an acceptable option. By PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@pennyetcher.comRIVERVIEW The rumors that plans for a huge mall on Big Bend Road are dead arent true. The mall is just running behind schedule due to the lack of letters of intent from retailers, restaurants and hotels because of the slack in the economy. Originally announced in 2007 as a mall larger than Westfield in Brandon, Southshore Commons is still moving towards its goal of a two-to-three phase project between Interstate 75 and the Covington Gardens development on the south side of Big Bend Road (across from East Bay High School). The 1.5-million square feet of retail, entertainment, offices and hotels on the 133-acre plot will contain a 10-to-14 screen multi plex movie theater, several restaurants, one or two hotels (it is zoned for two but may only have one), and a combination of mom-and-pop retail specialty shops and several big-box chain stores. Were getting letters of intent and negotiating prices so we cant disclose names yet, said Jay Miller, senior vice president of operations for Equity, an-Ohiobased development company that has its southern regional office in Tampa. Were zoned for five office buildings and two hotels, but depending on what the people who sign with us want, we could have only one or two office Alteration of local historic property being consideredSee DICKMAN HOUSE, page 23 See PLANES, TRAINS AND CRAIGSLIST, page 13 See NEW MALL, page 23MelodELODY JamesonAMESON pPHotoOTOThis iconic Ruskin house is the subject of discussions about relocating it to make room for development on the prime location. MARCH 10th & 11th10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tampa Electric SouthShore Community Events Center See more on page 3

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Some restrictions apply. 7 $ 99 $ 149 Expires 3/29/12$99 $ 99with rebate The Manatee Festival of the Arts:Opening this weekend, rings in 20 years better than everBy %  itcren mitch@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH It began humbly enough, but has grown with each passing year to become one of the Tampa Bay areas premier events. Beginning on March 10, the Manatee Festival for the Arts in Apollo Beach will celebrate its 20th year and organizers hope this will be the biggest and best ever. I think this is really exciting, said SouthShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Melanie Morrison. The chamber is the organizer of the annual event and this will be the first time the festival has been held under the newly combined Ruskin and Apollo Beach Chambers. Half of the committee has been doing this for years, the other half is new to it, Morrison continued. Thus, for the art festival this year there will be a healthy mix of experience and fresh perspective. The plans for the festival reveal the advantages of both. Art itself is the focus of the event, of course, and an estimated 75 juried artists from around the nation will be in attendance, offering visitors a unique opportunity to find their own fresh perspectives on art. This year will also include a newly added section featuring the performing arts. While art is the overriding theme of the festival, Morrisons focus remains on the communities and businesses of South Hillsborough, and offering anew the opportunity for communities to come together to share resources for the benefit of all. Its great because we have MITCH T TRAPHAGEN FILE PPHOTOSThe Manatee Festival of the Arts opens in Apollo Beach this weekend and has something for everyone, including a Childrens Creativity Center and live musical entertainment, along with some incredible festival dining fare from the culinary arts program. Students from the South County Career Center and East Bay High School work in the Culinary Arts booth at last years Manatee Festival of the Arts.people from both Ruskin and Apollo Beach on the [organizing] committee, she said. Ive lived in Apollo Beach and have worked in Ruskin. Ive seen what is important to both communities. These communities can work together, and Im hoping this is an opportunity for them to come together. The festival has gained national recognition over the years and Morrison is looking forward to raising awareness of the community through the arts. The festival has recently drawn about 8,000 people, she said. We would love to draw 10,000 this year. The success of the event is in no small part thanks to the ongoing commitment to quality held by the organizers in selecting artists. The result is a unique showcase of fine art and fine crafts from highly talented artists, both local and national. With a large section dedicated to children through the Childrens Creativity Center, the festival is a family-friendly event that not only highlights the arts, but also the natural beauty found in South Hillsborough. The festival, held near the Apollo Beach Elementary School, will include free shuttles to the nearby TECO Manatee Viewing Center, offering the chance to see the many dozens of the gentle aquatic giants basking in the warm water of their winter habitat. It will also offer more than the standard festival dining fare with a culinary arts program, and several local non-profit organizations will have displays that showcase the beauty that lies both within and beyond the peaceful streets and avenues of the waterfront Apollo Beach community. And throughout the festival, live musical entertainment will complete what can only be described as an inexpensive, unique and fun-filled experience. There are few events where art is as intimate and accessible as at the Manatee Festival of the Arts. From one-of-a-kind handmade trinkets to fine portraiture, there is something for everyone in the weekend event. In this 20th year of the festival, it promises to be better than ever; and the weather forecast, calling for sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s, will only serve to enhance the experience. On March 10 and 11, come out to see for yourself one of the best events in the Tampa Bay area and its right here in our own backyard. Tickets are $5 for adults, children under 12 are admitted free. The festival will be held at TECO South Shore Community Events Center, 302 Noonan Branch Road in Apollo Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 10 and 11. For more information, call the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at 813-645-1366.

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Award-Winning Newspapers By William Hodges A reward for doing what is rightHave you ever wondered whether walking the straight and narrow and doing what is right is really the right thing to do? Fortunately, every once in a long while, we see someone rewarded for doing what is right and it renews our faith in the idea that good people will be rewarded. Ill never forget my friend, Jean, in Grand Rapids, Michigan (age 75 at the time) who exemplified for me what people mean when they speak of someone leading a good life. For ten years after Jean became a widow, she augmented her meager social security income by working as a product demonstrator in a Meijers store. In fact, for her, it was a job made in heaven because, like me, she cannot walk across a room without stopping to talk with someone. She just loves people and people love her. From her meager income, she gives freely to her church and to anyone else who is in need. But that is only part of the story. Her generosity went well beyond money. Her middle name could have well been Service since she always took time to serve in the Altar Guild or anywhere else in her church, and she was one of the first to visit the sick. She gave selflessly without any thought of reaping personal reward. Every Sunday for years she cranked up her old car and collected her ladies for churchmany who could not go if not for Jeanss efforts. Again, she sought no reward. But God gave Jean a reward in David, a wonderful gentleman who was a member of her church. When his late wife had fallen ill, Jean was there to tend her for the year prior to her death, then Jean and Davids friendship bloomed into love and they married. How do I know that God had a hand in this? I guess I cant prove it, but something happened on the wedding day that firmed my belief the whole affair was under divine guidance. I had offered to take the bride to the church and was on my way when I realized my car was very dirty. I looked for a car wash, but since I was unfamiliar with the area and short on time, I was unable to find one. I looked up and said aloud, Well, God, if Jeans going to go to her wedding in a clean car, youre going to have to figure out how to do it. I had hardly spoken those words when out of a church parking lot jumped a young lady with a very large sign which read Free Car Wash. I pulled into the lot and the young pastor of the church approached me and said, There will be no charge. Were washing cars today to show Gods love in a practical way. I smiled and said Childrens Fire Combat ChallengePALMETTO Saturday, March 10, from 10:30 to 12:30, the North River Fire Department will be participating in Palmetto Heritage Days at the Palmetto Historical Park and Agricultural Museum. The Department will be in a skit depicting how the historical park originated and then they will conduct the Childrens Combat Challenge until 12:30. This challenge provides children the opportunity to wear authentic fire gear, use a fire hose and extinguisher, meet fire personnel and become an honorary firefighter. Scouts, day care providers, church groups and other youth organizations are encouraged to come out and participate in the challenge. The park is located at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information call 941-721-2034.Chicken and yellow rice luncheonPALMETTO The Palmetto Womans Club is hosting their annual Chicken & Yellow Rice Luncheon and various Palmetto High School Reunions on Palmetto Heritage Day, Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 pm. Cost of the luncheon is $12 at the door. The Club is located at 910 6th St. West, Palmetto. For more information, call Ann Marshall 941-722-8940. Palmetto (just a little south of Ruskin)to him, You have no idea how this simple car wash is showing me Gods love. Well, Jean was delivered to the church in a shiny clean car. Its my feeling that God would have had it no other way. As I watched these two very fine people stand before the altar and proclaim their love for each other, I thought to myself, Some paybacks are great. Both David and Jean led exemplary lives and it was nice to see them receive a reward from God in this most practical way.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). Shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com, 813641-0816. bill@billhodges.com, www.billhodges.com.

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X 8 5 MARCH 8, 2012 5Dance your way to a fitter new youHillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department offers a great way to have fun, get in shape, and gain confidence. Zumba, often referred to as an exercise in disguise, is offered at the following Hillsborough County recreation centers. Apollo Beach Recreation Center Gardenville Recreation Center Providence West Park Riverview Community Center Ruskin Recreation Center For more information, cal Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Ruskin VFW Post #6287 Thursday, March 8 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, March 9 Fish Fry from Saturday, March 10 Turkey Sunday, March 11 Fire in the Monday, March 12 Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. House Meeting Tuesday, March 13 Wednesday, March 14 ANA M. MACIASArmy Reserve Sgt. Ana M. Members from all branches of tional forces were also assisting governmental infrastructure, and tary and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in sovereignty and independence as a democracy. Macias is a military policeman served six years in the military. She is the daughter of Raul Ave. Southeast, Ruskin.CORY A. WILLIAMS included basic military training and advanced individual training During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons military courtesy, military jus tice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. pleted the military police special vide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war opera tions, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations. Additional training included pro viding peacetime support to the military community through secu rity of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order. Troop 508 extends invitation to extend an invitation of anyone who was a member of Girl Scouts, Girl Scout leaders or other volun teers within Girl Scouting to at Tea. The troop holds this Tea each spring and it has been a ma jor fundraiser for their upcoming This year, in celebrating the the troop would like to have guests memories and experiences with current Girl Scout members. They will have a table set up to exhibit old uniforms, badge books, patch es, photos, etc. that they would like to share. never fails that so many men tion they used to sell Girl Scout cookies when they were younger. They describe their uniforms, and some even share trips or camping stories. They would like to share that in a larger forum during the vine, Sun City Center Campus. A terested in sharing your Girl Scout memories, contact Cyndee Arruda girlscout@yahoo.com. Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities activities. guests. Democratic Club will hold its Brandon. For more information, visit www. easthillsboroughdems.org. Presi dent Mike Angel can be reached at Democrats to meet Morning Mile Club in progress through Fridays until the end of the Mile Club. The students run on the Tuesday through Thursday until the end of the school year. Some family members partici pate as well. Students earn plastic feet trinkets for every five miles miles or more will have the oppor Blvd. in Apollo Beach. For more Students of the Month announced Patrol: Hunter Stroud. Brandon Jr. Womans Club seeks members in Brandon. how they support the community through projects such as their Chil Health Awareness issues and more. ing on garbage, seeking shelter under cars and bushes, and running scared from anyone who approaches. Some are emaciated, ill or injured and their numbers keep increasing. These community cats, some who were born in the wild and some who have been abandoned and reverted to a wild state, fight a daily battle to survive and those that are captured and brought to ing to Sun City Center. The grant will allow HSTB to provide free steril them with food and water and monitors their health. Because fixed cats no longer reproduce, the number of cats in the colony will gradually gram at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and information about how to coordinate services for feral cats can be found at humanesocietytampa. Free spay or neuter feral cats for certain South Shore zip codes

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6 MARCH 8, 2012 The rummage sale to benefit the Rees family will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11 at the Ellsberry Nursery, on the corner of Big Bend Road and U.S. Hwy. 41. The nursery will also be open, as will the Farmers Daughter store selling garden topiaries. If anyone can help work any length of time, call Jennifer at (813) 7701726, or email jfrbass13@aol.com, or just show up and they will put you to work. The Rees Family needs your help, and would appreciate your support. Each $20 donation will be eligible to win two one-hour massages (a value of $130) from one of four massage therapists. Several other Apollo Beach businesses are also offering prizes that will be awarded on completion of the massage drawing. Donations will be accepted anytime before Nov. 30. The Rees Family -Johnathan, Jennifer, Madison, Makenzie, Morgan, and John -have been dealing with constant emotional physical, and financial stress associated with Johnathans illness and disability for over three years now. Johnathan suffers from a degenerative bone disease, chronic seizures, and a dysfunctional aortic heart valve. He has had both shoulders and hips replaced with additional surgeries planned for the near future. All these physical problems have been of very rapid onset, and so far, a cure hasnt been identified. The drawing for the massages and other prizes will be held on Saturday, March 10 and winners will be notified by phone on Sunday, March 11. You may mail a check or stop by in person. Checks should be made payable to ABMT For the Rees Family. Be sure to include your phone number and your choice of massage therapist (male, female or a name). Apollo Beach Massage & Wellness Centers address is 100 Frandorson Circle, Suite 201, Apollo Beach. For more information, call (813) 6419118 or e-mail them at ApolloBeachMassage@Gmail.com.Rummage sale to benefit family THE REES FAMILY.Armand and Angelina entertain for a good causeThe exciting duo of Armand and Angelina will present their special blend of rock n roll and classical music at Sun City Centers Community Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. The concert is presented by the Lions Club to benefit the Relay for Life of Sun City Center (American Cancer Society). The proceeds will be used to support many of the Cancer Societys projects including Hope House, the newly created Resource Center in SCC, and the Man to Man support group. Tickets will be on sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Atrium or at the door on the day of performance. Cabaret seating; BYOB and snacks, reserved table seating available. Open to the public. Performers A Armand and A Angelina.Dr. Hal E. Ott, veterinarian and owner of the Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic for the past 41 years is returning to Haiti on March 21. This is Otts thirteenth trip since 1999. According to Ott more than 600,000 Haitians are still encamped in tents since the January 12, 2010 earthquake that turned much of Port au Prince and surrounding towns into rubble. Despite the $5.3 billions promised from International donors less than half the money has been received and dispersed. The original estimates of the damage done by the earthquake were between $8 and $14 billion. Ott sees the long term solution to Haitis economic woes through agriculture. Farming has declined to 25% of the economy today compared to 40% a decade ago. Over 50% of Haitis food is imported. Otts focus the last three years has been in the area of supporting agricultural cooperative initiatives in rural Haitian villages through micro-financing loans. The co-operatives are operated in a democratic manner by and for its members and do not discriminate because of gender, nationality or religious beliefs. The purpose of Dr. Otts current trip is to inspect the farms, silos, teaching facilities and the business books as well as to meet with old friends. Anyone interested in helping can drop off light weight summer apparel/shoes for children and adults at the Ruskin Animal Hospital before March 20. Additional information and a donor site can be located by googling FIDA-PCHLocal Veterinarian returning to Haiti

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Payant oers investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not aliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. By MELODY JAMESON%  SUN CITY CENTER Members of the Community Association here may have voted down major improvements proposed by their elected officials, but the prevailing opposition still simmers. And the current form of the continuing opposition a circulating anonymous petition is being vigorously disputed by the CA Board of Directors president based on its miss-statements of facts. In mid-February, CA members voted against a suggested capital improvements program that would have produced two new Central Campus buildings for multiple functions plus other enhancements, financed now with a $2.4 million bank loan and repaid over the next 10 years with accruing fees from anticipated sales of homes to first time buyers. The CA board proposal, aimed at taking advantage of historically low interest rates and currently low construction costs, also included acquisition of approximately five acres of the now-closed North Lakes Golf Course from its owner, Canadabased ClubLink Enterprises, Limited. The small acreage abutting the Central Campus north edge was to have accommodated new construction without forcing relocation of longestablished campus features. Since defeat of the capital investment program it Opposition to SCC improvements simmers with disputed petitionhas been earmarked to facilitate expanded parking for Atrium and Fitness Center users. Details related to transfer of the former golf course property to the CA were outlined originally in a Letter of Intent to ClubLink dated December 30, 2011. The transaction agreement does not involve any purchase monies, but would make certain concessions to the golf course owner which have been maintained in the so-called 1984 Agreement binding both developers and the association for the last 28 years. Enter the anonymous petition. This signature document seeks CA member support to mandate a vote by the membership either approving or disapproving terms and conditions set forth in the Letter of Intent. The petition itself does not bear any sponsoring names, either of individuals or of an organization. However, it may have stemmed from a letter to ClubLink dated January 20, 2012, and signed by Edwin Jacobs, an attorney, SCC resident and one-time candidate for CA director. In his January communication to ClubLink, Jacobs asserts that in his view directors are not authorized to make the commitments contained in the December Letter of Intent. Jacobs refers to sections of the CA Articles of Incorporation, its By-laws, its Declaration of Covenants, the 1984 Agreement as well as Florida law as supporting his contentions, but does not quote those sections. CA President Ed Barnes does, however, as he points to distortions contained in the petition. The document, for example, refers to PURCHASE of 5.5 acres at the south end of the North Lakes course. Actually, though, the acquisition transaction does not involve purchase money and the Letter of Intent clearly so states, Barnes said. The Purchase Price in the LOI is stated as Zero (0) Dollars. Another untruth in the petition is its declaration that proposed parking lot expansion will cost $800,000. This is patently untrue and there is no basis for such an estimated cost, Barnes added. We have not yet obtained bids for the project, he emphasized. The parking expansion being considered would involve relocating the short paved roadway running from North Pebble Beach Blvd. to current Atrium building parking by about 10 feet to the north, adding vehicle spaces in the openedup area. It has been calculated that about 150 badly-needed additional spaces could be made available, Barnes noted. He added that relocating the existing roadway, preparing the recovered ground, as well as reconfiguring and restriping existing parking areas might run in the $300,000 neighborhood far less than figures used in the petition. The CA president noted, too, that gift of the five north course acres to the association has mistakenly suggested to some members that the entire acreage could be developed for additional housing. However, the reality is that the number of homes that could be built on the north side of the community was and is controlled by the original, official, filed site development plan. The number allowed has been met, Barnes said, and cannot now be exceeded. A lengthy process involving formal modification of the site plan and approvals at the county level in concert with community support would be required to increase the number of housing units, he added. Regarding CA authorizations, Barnes pointed out that Article X in the CA Articles of Incorporation specifically permits the board to spend up to 15 % of its operating budget without membership approvals. In 2012, that percentage is $420,000 and no part of the LOI transactions contemplated exceed that amount, he added. Moreover, the board president noted that the 1984 Agreement has been modified five times during the years since its inception without membership approvals and its Article XXII states that it can be modified by a written agreement duly executed on the behalf of the parties to it. Additionally, CA By-Laws, XII, Section 4, enable it to establish operating policies which do not require membership approval. Barnes said a copy of the petition bearing at least 100 signatures has been received and currently is being verified. The Observer endeavored repeatedly to contact residents known to oppose the capital improvements projects for comment. Ken Stephens, an outspoken questioner during months leading to the vote, referred inquiries about the petition to Jacobs and to Lynn Mooney, a local Realtor. The Observer missed making connections with each of them. Stephens, who lives in the Renaissance section, noted that the petition was not widely embraced in his neighborhood, possibly because it was perceived as not affecting residents on the south side of the community. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson 813-633-2636Sun City Dental Center Offers expire 3/31/12. Coupons must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. 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8 MARCH 8, 2012 Annettes Beauty SalonCorner Hwy in the Village Plaza (next to Copper Penny) 634-5422FULL SERVICE SALON for Men and Women Welcome Miriam to our staff T 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Permanent Hair Removal~FACIALS~ ELECTROLYSIS$40 per -hour Laurie Collier, RE, CCE101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. B & ECorner of US 41 & Flamingo DriveApollo Beach, FL 33572 Call for appt. 813-244-0341 1910 Haverford Avenue Suite 107 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 633-0286 www.brandonorthopedics.com Robert J. Maddalon, MD John D. Okun, MD Peter V. Lopez, MD Steven M. Page, MDBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons Brandon Orthopedic Associates 721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Brandon, FL 33511 Phone: 813-684-3707 BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the most respected and professional orthopedic and sports medicine practices and Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $38................before noon$30...................after noon$20...................after 3 pm $500 OFF Any RoundGolf Lessons $20Includes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 3/31/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLive Music Every Wednesday and SaturdayOPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com NEW SHOWROOMCome see our... NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com Stop in for a FREE cup of coee and cookies! 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.SamanthaSamantha is an adorable solid black female kitten. She is very playful and has loves to play with every cat toy in the shelter, if available. She is playful but Samantha likes her afternoon nap on the cat tower and that is where she can be found most afternoons unless she is sunning herself on the lanai. Come in and see her and give her a loving forever home. Samantha has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as micro chipped. Micro-chip # 067849-290 DOB: 06/23/2011. DollyDolly is a beautiful Collie mix. She was rescued off the streets by a guardian angel. Dolly is one big lap dog! She is sweet, affectionate, and loves to be cuddled. When not in somebodys lap, Dolly likes to go for walks and play chase with her stuffed toys. She even seems to like the other dogs. This is a wonderful, young gal looking for a second chance at a happy life. Do you have room in your heart and home for Dolly? As part of her adoption, she will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: July 2, 2011 Februarys Terrific Kids announcedFebruarys Terrific Kids from Summerfield Crossings Elementary School are sponsored by Brandon Kiwanis. They are: Aiden Hylton, Ainsley Cochran, Aleia Alvarez, Aliex Diaz-Delgado, Alexia Mitchell, Alysa Johnson, Amanda Simpson, Anthony Laurent, Antonio Meza, Benjamin Smith, Brianna Lattimore, Caleb Malinowsky, Chloe VanBibber, Daniel Alvarez, Deontae Clark, Drake Prybyla, Eli Lopez, Ezri Gellis, Gabriel Calzada, Garrett Morgan, Hailey Miller, Isabella Meza, Jada Paul, James Nguyen, Joshua Stein, Lakennya Tillman, Leandro Garcia, MariAnne Fleming, Brian Hardy, Natalia Estevez, Natalie Nicosia, Nathan Jackson, Nolan Messina, Olivia Martinez, RJ Garcia, Rose DeLa Crua, Ryan Peterson, Saina Nerval, Sara Bright, Shane Griffith, Stephanie Pruitt, Tatiana Anderson-Bonilla, Tiras Gree, Trever Price, Tyler Lattimore, Tyler Phillips, Tyrah Checkley, Wenzor Daniel, and Yasmin Gutierrez. Be a Ballerina Princess party is plannedBrandon Ballets real Ballerina Princesses opens its doors for a morning of dancing, tasty treats, and dress up from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at 161 E. Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon. Wear your favorite princess costume, decorate a delicious cupcake, and learn a dance from Brandon Ballet Company members; you can take a picture with them too! Tickets are $20 per dancer (ages 4-7 only -must be 4 by date of party) and can be ordered online. Spots are limited for each party; registration is required and can be done by calling (813) 6844282 or by ordering tickets online.The Good Samaritan Mission a 501(c)3 will have the 1st annual Family Salsa Fest on Saturday, March 31. The festival will take place on the grounds of the Good Samaritan Mission located at 14920 Balm Wimauma Road, Wimauma. For the past 27 years, the Good Samaritan Mission has dramatically impacted the lives of individuals and families, regardless of race, creed and socio-economic status. The Good Samaritan Mission has accomplished this goal by providing at no charge, essentials such as food, clothes, counseling, education and vocational programs to anyone in need. For more information, email Kathy@ familysalsafest.com or visit them on the web at www.familysalsafest.com.Check out the Family Salsa Fest Curves holds 14th Annual Food DriveEvent to benefit local food bank offers $0 joining fee to new members and provides existing members a way to give back to their community Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last years donations. Each club, including Curves of Ruskin, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Ruskin will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank from March 12-25. Curves of Ruskin is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our members, so the food drive is a natural extension of that commitment to the whole community, said a Curves of Ruskin staff member. For more information about Curves of Ruskin, 761 Cortaro Dr., and the 2012 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Ruskin staff member at (813) 633-9771 or 9B2HDN@curvesmail.com. For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com.Manatee RV Park to host danceThe Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Bring your own refreshments, ice will be provided. A $4 per person donation requested. The public is invited. Directions: 4 miles north of I-275 or 7 miles south of Ruskin. For more information, call J. Sullivan at (813) 649-9150.

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It is unflattering, in my opinion. An estimated 46 million Americans are living in poverty those people are Americans, citizens of worlds wealthiest nation. But were broke! is often the cry when it comes to fundamental functions of our government. No, we arent. No other nation on Earth comes close to the economic power of the United States. At an estimated $15.1 trillion dollars, our economy remains the worlds largest. China, often bandied about as rising to push the U.S. from the worlds top spot, is currently the worlds second largest economy estimated to be $7.3 trillion or less than half that of the United States. Ours is a wealthy and blessed nation by any and every measure. I know with certainty that some of the 46 million Americans living in poverty are there due to their own poor decisions or due simply to a lack of willingness to make things better for themselves. But I also know that most of them would do anything to make their own American Dream come true. Sometimes people just need a little help and with that there is no magic bullet. There is no switch to flip that will make things better in an instant. Help comes in many forms, from food stamps to education assistance, and it may require many years. Heres the kicker: poverty is not restricted to those living in camps in the mangroves or in homeless shelters. More and more, poverty can be found on your street in the homes of your neighbors. People are hurting and are having to make difficult decisions about whether to buy gasoline or food. Thats nearly one in six of us, folks. That alone says something is wrong and needs to be put right. This nation cant possibly prosper with such a statistic. A lifetime of handouts wont work, but somehow opportunity needs to be restored. We need to restore our faith in ourselves. If people are to pick themselves up by their own bootstraps, they really need to have bootstraps in the first place. I know there are those still willing to invest in and bet on Americans. If there was a reason for this economic downturn, I havent discovered it yet, but I feel certain that something good and long-lasting will come from it eventually. Perhaps the good will be that some people will find their own hearts. Because the truth is, almost none of us are immune, and almost all of us could be among those needing a hand given any number of unfortunate sets of circumstances. There, but for the grace of God, go I. I dont know what good could possibly come from the tornadoes that killed an estimated 39 people in the Midwest and South last week. When a 14-month-old baby named Angel was found alive in a field, we were all given a ray of hope that miracles do still happen, even in this age of growing anger and cynicism. But then, Angel died surrounded by family members who survived the storms. She was surrounded with love from them and from an entire nation. I cant explain why that hope appeared to be taken from us, and I certainly cant understand why a little innocent child died. In all frankness, I dont know why God didnt save her; I dont know why God didnt answer the prayers of thousands who Im sure were praying for her. But I have faith there is a reason. I have faith that from this innocent child, there is something to be learned and gained for all of us. I have faith she has something to teach us because, when it comes to such matters, I know in my heart that a child will lead us. I dont know why a bullet fell from the sky and struck a 12-yearold boy standing in his own yard in Ruskin. Few places embody peace and tranquility as does the yard at Diego Durans home. But I am convinced that Diego has much to offer the world through both the tragedy and his inspirational recovery. For those wondering what has happened to families that care for and take care of each other, families in which parents love and teach their children, and families that do the right thing for each other and the community; I can tell you with absolute clarity those families still exist and Diegos family is one of them. Diego is a polite, articulate, sensitive and intelligent young man who drew a blow that he never saw coming and in no way deserved. Certainly, no child would deserve it. But if there is anything positive that can come from it, Diego and his parents will find it and more importantly, they will share it. I wish 46 million Americans werent living in poverty. I wish the innocent baby in Indiana had survived. I wish a bullet had never struck Diego Duran. My wishes cant change any of that, but I can change myself and, maybe, I can change my corner of the world. I can reach out to those in need, I can shed tears for those weve lost, and I can pray for those hurting and recovering. I cant change the world, but I can change myself. I can be a better person. I will try to remember the lessons I see in the things that I cant understand. I will try to expand my small mind. There is something good to be found in the worst of all possible things. I believe we will find it and we will be better for it. I dont believe that God causes bad things to happen, but I do believe He gives us opportunities to help set things right. We should take them. P.S.: Speaking of good things I was wrong a few weeks ago when I mentioned a new housing development going up on Shell Point Road in Ruskin. My error was first pointed out by a gracious reader and then was illustrated by the signs that went up. It isnt a housing development at all, it is a project by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Hillsborough County Parks Department and the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission to restore a piece of old Florida. The Bahia Beach Restoration Project is a multi-year project that will allow us all to experience a small piece of Florida as it was a Something goodWe may not be able to do much to stop bad things from happening but we can help make things right when they do. With each sunrise, it is always morning in America again.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOcentury ago. I was wrong in my assumption and, most importantly, was wrong to assume that this county and state had no interest in saving any of what Florida was. Im glad I was wrong. Something good is going on there. By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net

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10 MARCH 8, 2012 www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Friday, March 9 7-11 p.m. Calvin O Saturday, March 10 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 16 7-11 p.m. Live Band Saturday, March 17 4-7 p.m. St. Patricks Day Corned Beef Dinner 7-11 p.m. St. Patricks Day Party with Kim Mullins Friday, March 23 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, March 24 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 30 7-11 p.m. Shine On Saturday, March 31 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Enter the Worlds of the Maya Occupy Wall Street is the topic Made in America Spring Concert planned Academic Festival Overture -Capriccio Espagnol -October -Polovtsian Dances NE., Ruskin. the door. South Shore Orchestra holds make-up concert Daughters of the American Revolution welcome new members Left to right: Linda Dolph, Becky Leichtman, Pat Friedriechsen, and State Regent Donna Cullen. BUSINESS SLOW?Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111

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Filing No Charge (39 yrs exp.)Located in the Payant Financial Plaza1653 Sun City Center Plaza, SCC, FL 33573 Men and Womens Bible StudiesVisit www.SouthBay.cc to register online and for more details. Childcare is available by reservation, call 677-0721.SOUTH BAY CHURCH MEN: Every Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Beginning March 13Every Mans BattleWOMEN: Tuesdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Beginning March 27 (6 week study)The Virtuous Woman: Shattering the Superwoman Myth by Vicki Courtney. Workbook $10. Tuesdays 7 p.m. Beginning March 27 Experiencing GodVisit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery Training; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much more Complete Roong Services $100 OFF Re-Roofs only Since 1991 Roong813-986-8009 CCC057203 illness, divorce, loss of a job and relocating. Yet, somehow we conjure up our bravery and strength and make it through these major changes. Its the small things that often seem to overwhelm us. For Husband, its speed bumps and drivers who do not accelerate on an onramp to merge with traffic on the Interstate. Hes also not very patient with electronics that dont work. My pet peeves are stoplights, people who dont pick up their dogs poop, and weeds in my garden. I also feel that vein in my neck pulse when my smart phone proves once again that it is smarter than I am. Head Volunteer Tony goes nuts over people who dont say thank you after hes done them a favor, and the battery on his leaf blower that wont hold a charge. Its a daily battle between him and the oak leaves in the Chamber parking lot and he rarely wins. Office Manager Kristy gets cranky with her computer and folks who rent our banquet room but dont clean up after themselves. Dirt gets her going, too. The bottom line is, we will never be able to eliminate stress in our lives. We just have to learn how to react to it in a way that isnt harmful. Me? Im going to beat this Daylight Savings thing by setting the alarm 15 minutes earlier on Thursday, another 15 on Friday and another 15 on Saturday so Sunday isnt so traumatic. Maybe Ill even make it to church on time for a change!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessAs if having a Leap Day last week wasnt enough to get your system out of whack, this weekend we spring forward an hour into Daylight Savings Time. Fall back, I can handle; that extra hour of sleep is divine. But losing an hour of precious sleep just seems cruel. Now, instead of getting up at 6 a.m., Ill really be getting up at 5 a.m. Dressing in the dark was never my forte imagine arriving at work with one black shoe and one navy blue shoe And is it just me or do you have a hard time going to bed at 10 p.m. when your body says its only 9 p.m.? It truly does take an entire week for me to adjust to the time difference. I do not understand how people can jet all over the country and the world and function with any common sense at all. The one good thing about Daylight Savings Time is it stays lighter longer in the evenings. Which means Husband and I can safely ride our new bicycles when we get home from work. Its nice to be able to ride down to the South Club, have dinner, and ride back without having to gulp our food in order to beat the sun. So there are pros and cons to having to adjust to even the slightest difference in our lives. If adjusting to just one hour of time can wreak havoc in our lives, imagine what the BIG changes do to us. Researchers will tell you the most stressful thing to endure is the death of a loved one, followed by critical Dana Dittmar Mississippi River cruise offers on-board Civil War expert Jayne Kirse, Manager of Sun City Center Travelworld, welcomes Dr. Michael J. Deeb to the crew of the Great American Steamboat Company American Queen in conjunction with Sun City Center Travelworld. Dr. Deeb will be an on-board Civil War lecturer for the New Orleans to Louisville river cruise this August, and invites anyone with interest in the Mississippi River or Civil War to join him. Mississippi River cruise information can be obtained by calling Travelworld at (813) 634-3318. Jayne Kirse, Manager of Sun City Center Travelworld, and Dr. Michael J. Deeb Civil War lecturer.The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted a Direct Drive by The Oliver Group. This organized membership drive was the most successful membership drive in the 46 year history of this chamber! With much help from current members and staff, working together, 167 new members joined the Riverview Chamber in two days; this is a 44% increase in membership, bringing the total GRCC membership to 547 members. They also enjoy having fun and are very competitive. Seven teams raced to bring in the most new members. The Chamber Champions Team with Captain Lisa Kennedy of Alley Cat Pest Control and the current Honorary Mayor of Riverview secured 46 new members. The second place Riverview Raiders Team diligently worked to bring in 43 new members. Over this two day drive, GRCC member Sandy Lee, Integrity Insurance and Investments signed up 14 new members and won a 32 Flat Screen TV for securing the most new members. Erik Butler, the Take Out Butler and Ed Booth, Huth and Booth Photography each signed up 13 new members. Established in 1966, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce has a long history of making a difference. The purpose of the chamber is to create a family environment that ensures the success of the community, and their members. Adhering to core values of leadership, fun, teamwork, diversity and integrity, they promote the economic, civic, commercial, industrial and educational interests of the Greater Riverview area. To achieve this end, the chamber recognizes that their strength is not only measured by the commitment they have to members but by the support and involvement of their members in the GRCC as well.Greater Riverview Chamber completes record setting membership driveThe Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce office is located in the Boardwalk Offices of Riverview, conveniently located off of Gibsonton Drive east of I-75 in Riverview; stop in between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit www. RiverviewChamber.com for more information.BUSINESS NEWS

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SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights March 8-14 X 12 MARCH 8, 2012Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers. A fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create!* Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will have a creative afternoon with art educator Margit Redlawsk. Students will create an art project to take home. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Creative Artists: Lets Create!* Creative Artists, 7-10 years, join art educator Margit Redlawsk and create an art project to take home. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years, will join an art instructor and have a fun morning creating an art project. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Baby Time For children ages 0-20 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. Crafternoon For children in grades K-5. Join the childrens librarian and create colorful and fun crafts to take home with you. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. This is spring break week. Toddler Time For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. The Fairy Tales of Grimm For children in grades K-5. Join them as they bring these fairy tales to life. You will be transported back in time to Snow White, Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel through laughter and audience participation. Groups must register in advance. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library and the Development Committee of the Friends. This is spring break week. Presenter: Atlantic Coast Theatre. *Funding is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Out There!-NWF, and Lets Move Outside inspired initiative. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the Center offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus its open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ThursdaySaturday for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created, non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), in a public-private partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of S.R. 674 at the end of 24th St. SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at www.campbayou.org or call (813) 641-8545. Enjoy some great family-friendly outdoor activities and have some fun learning about the outdoor wonders of Florida at the Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center during their Spring Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 with free admission. In addition to the everyday options for nature walks, geocaching, letterboxing, photo display, nature center, native plant nursery, browsing their historical exhibits in the Native Peoples Camp and Fishing Cabins, there will be special event activities. The Crocheted Coral Reef Project has begun at Camp Bayou. Participants will use the unique qualities of crochet to learn how to create a simulated coral reef. Finished pieces will be added to the exhibit at the Florida Craftsman Gallery in St. Pete this summer. The exhibit is a satellite of the original crocheted reef that was the brainchild of mathematician Margaret Wertheim and her sister. For the younger set, there will be several nature craft, game and activity tables set out on the lawn. Eagle Audubon Society members, who are long-time support-Camp Bayou to hold Spring Open Houseers, will be available in the Butterfly Habitat to talk about the plants and butterflies at Camp Bayou. Learn about the state-wide private environmental education organization known as LEEF, League of Environmental Educators in Florida and hear about their upcoming conference. During the lunch hour, the new non-profit that has formed to manage Camp Bayou programs will be introduced -Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. It consists of the same volunteer staff that existed under the original non-profit, the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc., but is moving in a more self-sufficient direction. Founding supporters who sign up during the Open House will receive a small, but special, token of appreciation. Other scheduled activities include: Themed guided walks: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. River netting: 10 a.m. Cart tours: on the half hour starting at 9:30 a.m. These activities are part of a Get Outdoors Florida!, Lets GOC&N, No Child Left Inside, Be Visitors ready for a tour during a past event.Lennard FFA chapter takes second in Tractor Safety and Operations ContestI was driven by my goal to do better than last year, as well as my passion for competing and driving, said Kyle Bowman had this to say after competing in the FFA District level Tractor Safety and Operations contest. The event was held at the HCC campus in Plant City on Jan. 24. After practicing for months, Kyle was ecstatic to be able to represent the Lennard FFA Chapter. After he advanced to the District level through months of practice, continued from his first place victory at the sub-district level, Kyle felt he was ready. I drove mock courses approximately three times a week, and studied questions, preparing for districts. Competitors in this contest were required to complete a written exam on tractor operation and safety, answer three randomly selected oral questions, and then demonstrate their knowledge of tractor operations by successfully driving a preset course. Kyle placed second overall in the event, earning a red ribbon for the chapter. 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.

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MARCH 8, 2012 13 Keller Williams Realty S. Shore1603 Sun City Center PlazaPainting the Town Red on March 10 and 11, 2012Open For Viewing March 11, 1-4 PM Price Bed Bath Garage 401 Dorchester Place #63 32,000 1 2449 Gloucester Blvd 52,000 2 2 2505 Langtree Ct. 69,000 2 2 2 1436 Leland Dr 78,000 2 2 22411 Nantucket Fields Way 78,900 2 2 1 2323 Lancaster Dr 79,500 2 2 2 627 McDaniel St 88,000 2 2 2 2431 New Haven Cir 94,900 2 2 2 1009 Radison Ave 94,900 2 2 2644 McDaniel St. 99,900 2+den 2 2 2229 Brookfield Greens Cir 117,500 2 2 21257 Lyndhurst Greens Dr 129,900 2 2 2 1238 Fairway Greens Dr 135,900 3 2 2 2017 Acadia Greens Dr. 149,000 3 2 2 2103 Sifield Greens Way 193,000 3 2 2 604 Masterpiece Dr 84,900 2 2 2 2415 Oxford Down Ct 103,000 2+den 2 2 1919 Acadia Greens Dr 239,000 2+den 2 2 2403 Old Nantucket 85,700 2 2 2 2207 Sifield Greens Way 179,900 2 2 2 2312 Marksmen Ct $1,100 mo/annual Rental2323 Lancaster Dr $1,000mo/annual RentalOPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Price Beds Baths1574 Council Dr. 43,500 1 1 209 Genet Ct. 64,900 2 2 823 La Jolla Ave. 68,500 2 2 632 Oakmont Ave. 82,000 2 21520 W Del Webb Blvd. 84,900 2 2 1514 Belle Glade Ave. 94,900 2 2 1705 New Bedford Dr. 94,900 2 2 1603 Woodmar Dr. 114,900 2 2 1807 Wolf Laurel Dr. 119,900 2 2 711 Sahara Dr. 119,900 2 2 503 Shea Pl. 139,900 3 2 1812 Bunker Hill Dr. 139,900 2 2 704 Plumbrook Rd. 149,900 2 2 1958 Wolf Laurel Dr. 172,500 2 2 1215 Jasmine Creek Ct. 225,000 2 2 2001 Captiva Ct. 229,900 2 2 2211 Myrtle Vista Ct. 269,000 3 3Open For Viewing March 10 1-4 PM Price Bed Bath Garage404 S. Pebble Beach Blvd 89,900 2 2 2 723 BelAir 89,900 2 2 1714 Flamingo Ln 90,000 2 2 2 313 Green Manor Dr 90,000 2 2 2 1620 Woodmar 104,900 2 2 2 1207 Wild Feather Ln 109,000 2 2 2 1214 Fordham 109,900 2 2 2 638 LaJolla Ave 113,500 2 2 2 1722 Atrium Dr 115,000 2 2 1 1512 Del Webb W 119,900 2 2 2 1541 Chevy Chase Dr. 69,900 2 2 1.5 1420 Bluewater Dr 139,500 2 2 2 2334 Emerald Lake Dr 144,900 2 2 2707 Elkhorn Dr -REDUCED 169,900 2 2 2 2318 Emerald Lake Dr 170,000 2 2 2 1129 Emerald Dunes 190,000 3 2 2 2413 Del Webb E 219,900 2+den 2 2 1152 Emerald Dunes 224,900 2+den 2 2 1033 Regal Manor Way 229,900 2+den 2 2 1923 S. Pebble Beach 230,000 3 2 2 2042 Berry Roberts Dr 239,900 2 2 2 908 LaJolla 89,900 2 2 2 308 Stroll Dr 99,000 2 2 1 679 Allegheny Dr 107,000 2 2 2 2415 Del Webb E 135,000 2+den 2 2 409 Stoneham Dr 165,000 2 2 2 1832 Wolf Laurel 169,900 2 2 2 2019 New Bedford 205,000 3 2 2 1209 Wild Feather Ln 109,000 2 2 2 1254 Del Webb W 129,900 2 2 2Each house will have an agent. We will be having a raffle and there will be registration for the raffle at each house so the more houses you go to the more chances to win. If you do not have access to Kings Point call the office 633-4200 or visit us at 1603 Sun City Center Plaza for escort.Come to each property and have an opportunity to win the raffle prize No Hidden Fees, No Transaction Fees for Buyers or Sellers Keller Williams #1 in Sun City CenterYour local Keller Williams Agents: Angie Cole, Travis Bunn, Debi Tourangeau, Judi Brogden, Jerry Clifton, Carole Wettach, Lexie Hagman, Maribeth Reeder, Bob Totero, Susie Collins, Charley Collins, Larry Bruni, Pam Reno, Colleen Schmeiser, Gail Green, Sharon Van Loan, Sam Provan, Nora Nelson, Nicki Kaukonen, Tom Zuidema, Marianne Crowe, Helen McDowell, Bob Gardiner, Flo Vachon, Kathy McGartland, Neal Shaffer, Judie McFarland, Tom McFarlandInventory is LOW-Thinking about listing -Now is the timeCALL TODAY FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSIS I began envisioning myself as a David Hasselhoff-esque figure from the 1980s television show Knight Rider with my car, Kit, already revving the engine ready to blast us both off the train. Just before I was fully engulfed in madness, a miracle happened. My seatmate got up to discard an empty yogurt container. I bolted (and might have laughed maniacally as I passed her in the aisle). The train lurched forward as I exited the doors of the car, nearly causing me to topple into a porter. The next stop was 900 miles down the tracks in Sanford, Florida. You wouldnt know, uh, if theres an, uh, aisle seat available somewhere? I asked the porter. Clearly, she was familiar with the look of insanity on my face because she smiled and said, Youll find a seat. We want you to be comfortable. Although I believed her sentiment, I didnt share her faith. Last night I had been told the train was sold out. I decided to make my way towards the lounge car. On the way there, I saw several seats that were physically unoccupied but all contained the unmistakable signs of occupation luggage, pillows and blankets were this trains version of Do Not Disturb signs. And then, almost like a mirage glowing in the late afternoon Virginia sunlight, there were two seats completely devoid of people or their detritus. They were manna from heaven to a starving man, a refuge from madness, but were they really available? Gingerly, I sat down in the aisle seat. Every time I saw someone walking down the aisle, I prepared to be rousted. The lounge car was doing a brisk business, which meant that many people began their trip with libations. I was expecting to be called out as an interloper by a mildly intoxicated fellow passenger. Before boarding the train, I asked about the possibility of getting a roomette. I was told the sleeper cars were sold out, but I could be placed on a stand-by list. The ticket agent told me it would cost an additional $258 if I were lucky enough to get one. I hesitated, thinking that for $258 I could take anything for a mere 18 hours until the train stopped in Florida. Obviously, I couldnt. I nearly lost my mind in the first five minutes of boarding, and now I was fidgeting in a seat that apparently belonged to someone else. After some time had passed, I noticed a man across the aisle spreading out across two seats of his own. I asked him if he knew if anyone had been sitting in the seats I found. I think they are yours, he said with an understanding smile. I was on the standby list for a roomette, too. The packed train station in Lorton, Virginia, emptied quickly when the call was made to begin boarding. Those of us on the standby list were told to wait on the chance that someone with reservations for a sleeper car would fail to show. While a handful of desperate-looking people remained in the now eerily quiet station, I argued with myself about the needlessness of squandering $258. I neednt have worried the ticket agent approached me and said, Go ahead and board now. There were no cancellations. Last year my wife and I made our first trip on the Auto Train and it was a wonderful experience. We booked a roomette and enjoyed the many amenities of first class travel on Amtrak. The train ride itself was as much of an adventure as was visiting nearby Washington, D.C. We were both sad when the train rolled to a stop in Florida and the trip was over. But now, I had learned much. The first and foremost lesson was that if you travel single on the Auto Train, do not, under any circumstances, end up with a window seat on a full train. Sitting next to a stranger will doom you to a nice, wide, comfortable seat that rapidly becomes a prison. Of course, the aisle seat has limitations, too. The electrical outlets for plugging in a computer or a cell phone are right next to the window. Thus, the aisle seat passenger would have to run cords over the already tormented and trapped windowseat passenger. Or, they could just let their electronics die a small tradeoff, I guess, to being trapped for nearly a thousand miles. Now free, I wandered the train at will. During my travels, I noticed a young man, wideawake, sitting in a window seat. His seatmate, an elderly man, was sleeping in the aisle seat. The young mans eyes were wide open and I detected hints of insanity in them. He was trapped. I noticed that some people in the lounge car never seemed to leave I had no doubt they were window seat passengers with no intention of returning to their wide, comfortable prisons. One man appeared to be making preparations to sleep in the glassenclosed smoking section on the lower level of the car. The porters wish that I be comfortable had come true. Although dinner in coach lacked the linen tablecloths and the splendor of first class, it was excellent and the table was adorned with a complimentary carafe of wine. As a single traveler, I was assigned to a table with a party of three: a man, woman and their grandchild traveling to Florida during the childs spring break. We all shared good conversation and the grandfather and I shared the wine. After dinner, I returned to the seats that I felt comfortable were now mine and sat in the window seat to watch the eastern Planes, trains and Craigslist%  See PLANES, TRAINS, ETC. page 17 My new-to-me car joined 153 other vehicles making the trip from Virginia to Florida on the Auto Train that day. I was relieved to see that it started OK after we arrived in Sanford. Trapped by a snoozing stranger in the aisle seat, a window seat could quickly become prison-like. But there are certainly benefits in having an unfettered view of the passing countryside.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS

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MARCH 8, 2012 17 seaboard roll past. Through the countryside, small towns and big cities, I saw anew from that window the beauty of this nation. From that window, I saw potential in decaying downtowns and life in its most normal state in passing neighborhoods. As the sky darkened, the lights on the train were dimmed and people settled in to watch movies on their computers or in the lounge car, or simply to fade off to sleep in their seats. By that time, several passengers, both young and old, were padding the aisles in their jammies. At 5:15 a.m., I made my way to the lounge car for coffee and noticed several people sleeping in the booths. The man I had seen earlier had indeed slept in the glassed-off smoking section. By 6 a.m., the doors between the cars began to shush open as a steady stream of passengers made their way to the lounge car for coffee. Next to the coffee machines were large bowls piled high with apples, bananas and oranges. By 6:30 a.m., families with children were making their way down the aisle, the children wobbling against the motion of the train like small human bumper cars. A continental breakfast was available in the dining cars. By 7 a.m., it was a veritable exodus with people lining up to pass each other in the aisle. It was time to wake up, even for the deepest sleepers. Coach class isnt uncomfortable (assuming you dont get trapped in a window seat with a snoozing stranger in the aisle seat). There is plenty of legroom, even when the passengers ahead fully recline their seats. There is certainly more legroom in Amtrak coach class than would be found in first class on most airlines. But while it isnt uncomfortable, it also lacks a certain romance. Having your own place on the train does much to make travel an adventure rather than mere transportation. On my previous trip, I wasnt ready for it to end. On this trip, I was happy when the train pulled into the station in Sanford. Snowstorms, lying in parking lots attempting to diagnose car problems, and motels next to auto parts stores felt a world away when I emerged into the Florida sunshine to join the crowd waiting for our vehicles to be driven off the enormous car carriers. I felt more than a little shallow and weak for nearly losing my mind in the first few minutes of the trip. As I watched my car being driven down the ramp, I saw the young man I had noticed earlier in the window seat. The wild look in his eyes was dimmed only by the bags under them. He was clearly overjoyed to be free of the seat-prison created by his sleeping seatmate. I was in Florida all the same and was $258 richer than if I had been in a roomette. Although Im convinced my adventures in buying old, used cars over the Internet in faraway places have come to an end, Ill happily take the Auto Train again at the first opportunity. The $258 I just saved will pay for a roomette. Writers note: For snowbirds considering the Auto Train as a means to return to homes in the north, the time to book your tickets is now. Tickets for the northbound trains are already heavily booked up for the next few months, and, of course, the sleeper cars are the first to go. Visit Amtrak at www.amtrak.com. As for my car, shortly after arriving home from the Auto Train, I plugged in a $3 switch I had previously picked up at a junkyard. The headlights fired right up. In the dining car of the Auto Train. Dinner in coach class didnt have the the linen table cloths and other niceties of first class, but the meal was excellent, as was the companionship of some new friends and the complimentary carafes of wine. Left, my accomodations (and attitude) in coach class markedly improved once I miraculously found my own row of seats on the crowded train. Right, my newto-me car joined 153 others on the Auto Train that day. Planes, trains, etc...%  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSMy new car.

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18 MARCH 8, 2012 www.staylittleharbor.com Try our new$8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.We have expanded to include: p.p. Nobody else sells this quality at this price. SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.$15.95sq. ft.InstalledPAINTED SOLID SHUTTERSWill not warp or crack Usable in wet applications PLEASE COMPARISON SHOP! The Importance of Colorectal Cancer ScreeningsPresented by Dr. Ashok Dhaduvai, Gastroenterologist at South Bay HospitalMarch is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Celebrate by learning about the importance of prevention and early detection.March 29th, 12:00 1:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106, Sun City Center. (Behind South Bay Hospital) Fr ee lun c h and gi veaway s p rov ide d t o all att endee s. T o r egis t er f or t he semi n ar s, c all 18 88-685-1595 Di ne w ith the Doctor Stitches from the heart on display at Southshore LibraryThe latest exhibit at the SouthShore Regional Library is a stunning display of handmade quilts entitled the Fiber Arts Group Show. The exhibit is in two parts both in the Crawford Gallery at the back of the library and the Community Gallery in the front. The Community Gallery contains a display of quilts by the Kings Point Quilters with a theme of Celebrate America. That exhibit will run through March 30. The Crawford Gallery has a juried show with ten artists from Apollo Beach, Sun City Center and Brandon in an exhibit that will run through April 26. This is the librarys first Fiber Arts show and it is one well worth seeing for the amazing color and detail alone. The SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. For information call 813273-3652.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS MELODY JAmMESON PHOTORuskin Womans Club memorabilia fills wall at History CenterMembers of the Ruskin Womans Club turned back the clock a full century on Sunday when they introduced an exhibit of historic items that charts their centennial of South County service and fills an entire wall in the Tampa Bay History Center. Dressing the part were (from left): Bonnie Cumbey, Barbara Diana, Bobbie Nell Strong, Nancy Vance, Wilma Wood, Betty Jo Council, Cathy Wiles, Pat Keel, Sharron Sweat and Iris Young. The display will remain in place on the second floor of the history center located in Tampas Channel District during March and be re-assembled in the organizations historic Ruskin headquarters for its 100 year open house celebrations April 20 22.

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MARCH 8, 2012 19 We are a AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterAt Home Auto Care, Inc.(813) 645-0339 The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce presents the 20th Annual March 10 1110 a.m. 5 p.m.TECO SouthShore Community Events Center Tickets: $5Kids under 12 are FREETickets can be purchased at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce for this innovative showcase of ne arts and ne crafts which draws talent from all across the country.or email southshoreadmin@tampabay.rr.comAdditional sponsors include: ServiceMaster 24, Raymond Forklift, Kids R Kids SouthShore, Tampa Crosstie & Landscape, JJ Taylor, Sams Club Riverview Carefree bathing is just a step away813-448-3711 CARDS CARDS The Safer Bathing SolutionIf you have arthritis, a general loss of mobility or just getting in and out of your bath is too dicult, Lifestyle Remodeling has a selection of walk-in tubs especially for you! As a preferred provider of quality walk-in tubs in West Central Florida, Lifestyle Remodeling oers a complete line of walk-in tubs, superior to the tubs you see on TV...all at prices that t your lifestyle and budget. Just open the door, step in, and enjoy a nice hot bath! License #CGC1518164TAKE THE SAFE STEP TO YOUR INDEPENDENCE Lifestyle Remodeling FREE Your Installed Walk-In Tub Expo helps seniors avoid scamsRepresentatives from several law enforcement and state consumer protection agencies gathered at MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Kings Point on Feb. 28 to help seniors avoid becoming the victims of scams and other financial crimes. The expo, sponsored by Sun Towers and the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, was free to all area seniors. Above left, Joseph Cunningham, Regional Administrator with the Tampa Bay / Fort Myers Bureau of Investigation discusses pitfalls that seniors should avoid when purchasing insurance products and dealing with insurance agents. Above right, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Sun City Center Community Resource Deputy Chris Girard stands for seniors during the expo. The event covered several topics in 15 minute discussions and allowed time for seniors to ask questions and gather further information. Dear Editor: In response to an article in USA Today... The Postal Service is warning it will lose as much as $18.2 billion a year by 2015 unless it can cut Saturday delivery, slow first-class mail by a day and raise stamp prices by up to 5 cents. In a letter to Congress, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe described a five-year cost-cutting plan that would close up to 252 processing centers and 3,700 post offices. ...There are three post offices in our area -Ruskin, Sun City Center, and Wimauma -all within three miles of each other, each with its own zip code. If cuts get made in the 3,700 post offices, which of the three stand the greatest chance of closing based on: 1) daily mail volume, 2) annual mail volume, 3) accessibility in terms of other shopping, 4) convenience, 5) access by golf carts (some peoples only mode of transportation)? Edward J. Davis, Sun City CenterPostal Service losing money Letter to the Editor:

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6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips 4 ounces cooked ham, cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 9-inch deep-dish pie shell, homemade or storebought, chilled 1-1/3 cups heavy whipping cream 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg In large skillet over mediumlow heat, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until crisped, 10 to 12 minutes. Use slotted spoon to transfer bacon to large bowl. Add ham and heat, stirring occasion ally, until browned, 3 or 4 minutes. 16 MARCH 8, 2012 21 In America, the ham sandwich reigns supreme. For Easter leftovers, think beyond the classic ham and cheese with these inspired takes: Ham and Brie Baguettes: For a French-inspired lunch, cut open a sliced Brie, mixed greens, and a mixture of honey and Dijon mustard. Ham Reuben: Make your ham sandwich corner-deli style. Combine sliced ham, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on rye bread grill the sandwich if you like. Ham, Cheddar and Chutney Quesadillas: For a ham melt with with sliced ham, shredded cheddar, and store-bought chutney, and heat through until cheddar is melted. Thyme-Basted Ham with Roasted GrapesServes: 15 to 20 (4-ounce servings) Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 2 to 2-1/2 hours 6 to 8 pound cooked bone-in ham, trimmed Pepper 1/2 cup grape jelly 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), cut into 4 to 6 pieces 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 3 cups whole grapes, red, green, or a combination 4 shallots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices Preheat oven to 325F. Position rack in lower third of oven. score a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch deep into any fat. Season with pepper and bake for 1-1/2 hours. Meanwhile, in small saucepan over medium heat, combine jelly, butter and thyme, whisking occasionally until jelly and butter melt together and mixture comes to a gentle boil, 1 to 2 minutes. Cover and set aside. In medium bowl, combine the grapes and shallots. Set aside. Baste ham with jelly mixture. Continue baking, basting the jelly mixture and/or pan juices about every 15 minutes. When ham temperature reaches 120F, add grapes and shallots to roasting pan, stirring to coat with pan juices. Continue baking and basting until internal ham temper ature reaches 140F, 15 to 18 minutes per pound total cooking time. Remove ham from oven, transfer to cutting board, and let rest 15 to 30 minutes. (If grapes and shallots arent tender yet, return roasting pan to oven.) Slice enough ham to serve and arrange on plates or a platter. Season roasted grape, shallot, and pan juice mixture with pepper and spoon some on top of ham. Serve remaining grape mixture on the side. Serving Suggestions: Serve with roast potatoes, fresh peas or steamed asparagus. If youre cooking for a smaller crowd, use ham steaks instead, basted with a smaller amount of the jelly mixture. Nutrition per serving: Calories: 280; Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4.5g; Cholesterol: 105mg; Sodium: 2040mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Protein: 33g; Fiber: 0g Serves: 4 to 6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 to 10 minutes 4 ounces cooked ham, cut into 1/4-inch dice 3 cups peas, fresh or frozen 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), cut into 4 to 6 pieces 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh tarragon, plus sprigs for garnish Salt and pepper Bring medium saucepan of well-salted water to a boil over high heat. Add peas and cook until tender, 3 to 8 minutes depending on size of peas. Drain peas, reserving 2 tablespoons cooking water. Return peas and cooking water to saucepan. Add ham, butter, mint and tarragon, stirring until butter melts. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl, garnish with mint and tarragon sprigs, and serve. Serving Suggestions: Adapt this recipe to your taste by experimenting with other light and delicate herbs try cilantro, parsley, chives or a combination. Nutrition per serving: Calories: 200; Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 40mg; Sodium: 85mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Protein: 11g; Fiber: 6g Serves: 6 to 8 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 13/4 hours Use slotted spoon to transfer to bowl with bacon. Add onion, salt and pepper to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 3 or 4 minutes. Reduce heat to very low and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden brown and very tender, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer onion to bowl with bacon and ham and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350F. Place pie shell on rimmed baking sheet and bake until pastry is pale gold along the rim, 20 to 25 minutes. Add cream, eggs and nutmeg to bowl with bacon, ham and onion, whisking to combine. Remove shell from oven (leave oven on). Pour cream mixture into shell and bake until top is golden and a knife inserted into center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Serving Suggestions: This versatile tart serves as a main dish, or can play a sup porting role to a holiday ham. To dress up the presentation, make the Nutrition per serving: Calories: 400; Fat: 31g; Saturated Fat: 15g; Cholesterol: 180mg; Sodium: 550mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Protein: 13g; Fiber: 1gHam and Peas with Mint and Tarragon Ham, Bacon, and Caramelized Onion Tart Build a Better SandwichAn elegant Easter feast

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Talk to your doctor or pharmacist: Find out if the medications youre taking are available in a generic form or a less expensive brand-name drug (you can also look this up online at sites like destinationrx.com). About 75 percent of all premiums drugs on the market today have a lower-cost alternative. Switching could save you between 20 and 90 percent. Many chains like Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, Kmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger sell hundreds of generics for as little as $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply. Another cost cutter is to buy your medications in bulk. Many pharmacies give discounts if you buy a three-month supply of drugs versus a 30-day supply. Also, find out if the pills youre taking can be cut in half. Pill splitting allows you to get two months worth of medicine for the price of one. Shop around: Drug prices can vary from drugstore to drugstore, so its definitely worth your time to compare prices at the different pharmacies in your area. Using U.S.-based online pharmacies are another way to save 25 percent or more. Drugstore.com and familymeds.com are two good sites that provide solid savings, but there are dozens to choose from. If you opt for an online pharmacy, be sure you purchase from ones that have the VIPPS seal of approval (see vipps.info) from the National Association of Board of Pharmacy. Seniors enrolled in a Medicare prescription drug plan also need to make sure the online pharmacy theyre buying from is included in their network. Otherwise, the purchase may not count toward their deductible. Dear Savvy Senior What tips can you recommend to help me save on my drug costs? Im 62 years old, and currently take six different prescription medications that I can barely afford. Poorly Insured Dear Poorly, There are actually a variety of ways you can reduce your medication costs without cutting quality, but youll need to take a proactive approach. The following tips can also help seniors with a Medicare prescription drug plan avoid the donut hole coverage gap, or reduce their costs once they reach it. Here are some cost-cutting strategies to try. Check your insurance: If you have drug coverage, your first step is to find out what your plan does and doesnt cover. You can do this by visiting the insurers website or by calling their 800 number on the back of your insurance card. Once you have this information, share it with your doctor so (if possible) he or she can prescribe medications that are best covered by your plan. You also need to find out if your insurer has a mail-order service. This would help you to purchase your medications for 20 to 40 percent less. By Jim Miller How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drug Costs THE SAVVY SENIORGet a discount card: Many pharmacies have free or low-cost discount card programs that will let you buy generics for $4 or qualify for steeper discounts on other drugs. Other drug card programs worth a look include togetherrxaccess.com, rxsavingsplus.com, yourrxcard.com, rxfreecard.com, pscard.com and familywize.com. Search for drug assistance programs: If your income is limited, you can probably get help through drug assistance programs offered through pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and charitable organizations. To find these types of programs use benefitscheckup.org, a comprehensive website that lets you easily locate the programs youre eligible for, and will show you how to apply. Buy from Canada: This option offers savings between 50 and 80 percent on brand-name drugs, but its important to understand that its illegal to import drugs from Canada. The FDA, however, does not prosecute anyone who imports prescription drugs for personal use. If youre interested in this option, see pharmacychecker.com, an independent resource that finds the lowest prices from licensed and reputable Canadian pharmacies. (Note: This is not a good option for Medicare Part D beneficiaries because it will not count toward their deductible.) 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.Are you caring for a family member? You may be eligible for a break on your taxes. Caregiving might be a little less taxing this year if you are one of the many people eligible for tax exemptions for care. You may be eligible to declare your parent or other elderly relative as a dependent for a tax deduction, or to deduct their medical expenses from your taxes. As you prepare your 2011 return, Visiting Angels has a few tips for determining your possible tax benefits. Remember, these tips are guidelines only. It is strongly recommended that you consult with a tax advisor before submitting your return. In order to declare your elderly relative as your dependent, you both must meet certain criteria: 1) You must be related to the person. If you are caring for your parent, grandparent, stepparent or parent-in-law, you may be eligible for a caregiver tax exemption. 2) The person you are caring for must not have received more than $3,700 in income in 2011. This figure does not include Social Security payments. 3) You must have provided more than 50 percent of the persons living expenses, including housing, food, dental care, transportation and other similar expenses in 2011. The person you are declaring as your dependent does not need to live in your home which means they may be living in their own home, or a care facility, but you must be paying for more than 50 percent of their expenses. If your situation meets all of the above criteria, you may be eligible to claim your relative as a dependent on your 1040 form, which can equate to a reduction of your taxable income by $3,700 for the year. If your family is dividing the duties of caring for an individual -for example, more than one sibling is contributing to the care of a parent -you may still be eligible for the tax exemption. However, only one person can declare someone as a dependent in a single year. Each sibling must provide at least 10 percent of the parents care and combined the siblings must be providing for more than 50 percent of the parents care. Many families choose to take turns each year as to who will receive the tax exemption for caring for a relative. In this case, the person who is declaring the parent as a dependent must fill out a Multiple Support Declaration and submit it with their tax return. All of the other siblings must sign the form to claim that they will not take the exemption on their own tax returns. You can find the form on the IRS site: http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/ article/0,,id=243943,00.html If you are not able to declare your relative as a dependent because they earned more than $3,700 last year, but you still provide more than 50 percent of their expenses, you may still be able to receive tax benefits by deducting their medical expenses on your tax return. The IRS allows caregivers to deduct costs incurred from a parents health care, such as hospitalization, prescription drugs, dental care, and long-term services. The deduction is limited to medical expenses that are in excess of 7.5 percent of the caregivers adjusted gross income. You can obtain a full list of deductible medical expenses from the IRS here: http://www.irs. gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf .Caregivers may be eligible for tax break

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Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons College, the institution of higher education that was a centerpiece in the Commongood Society which combined land, labor and learning for the mutual benefit of its members. The three-story Dickman house, architecturally categorized as a Craftsman Bungalow, now is owned by the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA), headquartered in Immokalee, FL, substantially a farm worker community located on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. Its Ruskin property is used primarily as a services and training center for migrant Mexican families. The property surrounding the house encompasses a generous city block, extending from U.S. 41 eastward to 2nd Street S.E., bordered by 3rd Avenue S.E. on the north and by 4th Avenue S.E. on the south. It is the highway frontage end of that block which has become particularly valuable both to RCMA and to other potential owners with commercial interests according to Barbara Mainster, RCMAs executive director. During a community meeting in mid-February, Mainster told interested parties assembled in the Ruskin facilitys meeting room that RCMA had been approached by representatives of a corporation owning and operating a large number of discount retail stores. The retailer was interested in purchase of about half of the RCMA block fronting on the highway. The price was to have been $700,000, Mainster told The Observer. And this amount would have provided funds to expand RCMAs Wimauma Academy, its charter school on U.S. 301where area youngsters, many of them sons and daughters of migrant families, have been able to get an educational foundation equipping them to go on to more advanced programs in Hillsborough County and to area universities. But, to accommodate the needs of both seller and buyer, the property had to be subdivided, the historic Dickman house relocated to the rear of the block onto the remaining RCMA holding and the frontage rezoned for the buyers retail establishment. Processes to reach those objectives were started, Mainster indicated, but then the potential buyer opted to acquire another parcel in Ruskin. Nonetheless, RCMA remains interested in selling the road frontage in order to further expand its charter school programs, Mainster told The Observer this week. Taking another step toward that goal, a process rooted in historic preservation has been initiated. Building on a precedent established several years ago to save a structure in Thonotosassa, groundwork supporting an application to obtain a special historic designation for the property has been set, according to Dr. Arthur Mac Miller, a direct descendant of the founding Miller family and owner of another of the historic homes, the A.P. Dickman house located at the end of Dickman Drive west of U.S. 41. The three-step process involves landmarking the actual structure, then moving the structure and finally landmarking the new footprint with the historic structure in place, Miller said. Aiming for an ultimate SPIHC historic designation of the property which could preclude need for a conventional rezoning, Miller made a presentation supporting the RCMA application for the designation to Hillsboroughs Historic Resources Review Board in late February. RCMA, Mainster indicated this week, plans to proceed with efforts to meet specific requirements for the historic designation. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonHistoric Dickman house%  buildings and one hotel. Thats why the rendering we have is not set in stone, but a concept, Miller said. The final plans will be userdriven.The mall is planned to out-size Westfield in Brandon by more than 350,000-square feet, and be approximately 1.15-million square feet, he said. Plans show it to be both an intimate town center and still have big-box stores, he added. The town center destination concept can be created with landscaping, proper placement of restaurants and coffee shops, and 3 or 4 man-made ponds, plus a 6-to-8 acre man-made lake. Miller said he already has a letter of intent from the movie theater corporation and it is not the same one that operates in Westfield. This will be the first one it has in the Tampa Bay area, although New mall for south county%  it has theaters across Florida, he said. Since the contract is not yet signed, Miller could not name the theater corporation. We want to wrap some of the stores and restaurants around the waterfronts, he continued. There is also the possibility of a church locating on the premises. Eight letters of intent have already been signed for restaurant and retail but contracts arent completed. We are required to have certain amounts promised before we can obtain financing, Miller explained. We think we will reach that goal by the third quarter of 2012 so we can break ground by the end of 2012 and open the first phase by spring 2014. The project is said to cost about $200 million and will begin with improvements to the surrounding highways that have been mandated by the state Department of Transportation. Miller says he hopes these will begin soon. DOT is requiring us to widen Big Bend Road from 4 to 6 lanes in the first phase of the project, and make additional turn lanes at the bottom of each of the exit rampsboth northbound and southboundinto the project. We will also be lengthening the off ramp that now backs up unsafely along I-75 when people line up to get off on the southbound side, he said. After the highway improvements, the first phase of buildings will contain 375,000-square feet of retail, he said. Residents and visitors will be amazed at the style of the project were creating here.MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOWhen this iconic Ruskin house was built in 1910, there was no downtown business district, no six-laned U.S. highway, no competition for road frontage. But today the three-story Craftsman Bungalow style home for the L.L. Dickman family is the subject of discussions about relocating it to make room for development on the prime location.

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24 MARCH 8, 2012 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 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 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 To be religious is not to feel, but to be. Reinhold Nieburh. 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 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. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE Sunday Service 10:30 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 Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com 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 The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to offer a free public concert of the Boston University School of Theology Seminary Singers at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9 in the church sanctuary 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. All are welcome to attend this dynamic evening of sacred choral music. The Boston University School of Theology, under the leadership of Dean Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, is the oldest theological seminary of American Methodism and the founding school of Boston University, the largest private research university in New England. For more information call Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com. United Methodist Church to host BU Seminary Singers Boston University School of Theology Seminary Singers.Saint Anne welcomes new parishionersSaint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin recently welcomed Ron and Phyllis Hoffer; Ervin and Fran Daigle; Marilyn and Harry Watson; John, Danielle and Raegan ONeil; Christine and Glenn Appleyard; Megan Ringle and Cody; Pat Maude, Sondra and Jim Brisig; Kathryn Lamke; Martha and Carlos Alvarado; Marlene, John, Ryan,and Dylan King; and Patrick and Patricia Canavan to the parish. At a reception held after the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, February 19, these newest parishioners were treated to a continental breakfast at the Saint Joachim Hall. They were encouraged to speak with ministry leaders and volunteer to participate in some of the many parish activities, events, and outreach programs sponsored by the parish. Get your popcorn and inspirationDoors open for the feature of the month Rudy at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. Rudy, played by Sean Astin, is a boy that was considered, by others, to never measure up. Rudy wasnt good enough, he wasnt smart enough, nor was he big enough to fulfill his lifetime dream of playing football for Notre Dame. However, Rudy with his determination to fulfill his dream and to make his dad proud of him by playing with the Fighting Irish, decides to let nothing stand in his way. Be greeted by the smell of coffee and popcorn at 6 p.m. Cookies and other beverages will also be served. The Movie will start at 6:30 p.m. For the cookies and drinks, a small donation will be greatly appreciated. If you like to bake, cookies will be accepted.Spelling Bee not to beUnfortunately, the Community Church College Spelling Bee scheduled at 7 p.m. on March 23 has been cancelled. This wonderful and fun event has encountered some challenges that cannot be resolved. Thanks to all the sponsors, spellers, and participants that have been so helpful. Watch for the Spelling Bee news of 2013.Enjoy dinner and a showThe Fantastic Friday Entertainment Event is truly a fantastic show at 7 p.m. on March 16 at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue. The University of Tampa Music and Theatre Department will be presenting an evening of singing and dancing, accompanied by Music Director Tara Swartzbaugh. The $5 tickets are available at the door. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.United Ostomy Association to meetMelissa Whitehurst, territory manager for Coloplast, will be the guest speaker of the South Bay chapter of the United Ostomy Association at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Ms. Whitehurst will speak of new innovations, including Coloplasts BodyFit Technology. Recognizing that no two bodies are the same, this reality is at the core of their quest to develop products that fit securely and comfortably to any body shape, a human-centric innovation. Anyone with an ostomy or a continent diversion is welcome, as are relatives and caregivers. Refreshments are served; no admission fee. For more information call Dennis Donovan at 813-626-6191, ext. 224.Ruskin Aglow, to meetRuskin Aglow, a spirit filled ladies group will meet at 10 a.m. meet on Saturday, March 17 at Palm Garden, 3850 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. Guest Word Teacher is Clarice Pennington. For more information call Gloria 813-633-9613.

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MARCH 8, 2012 25 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 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 WORSHIP SERVICES: SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. .............................Sanctuary (Casual Service)5:00 p.m. ................Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ......................Sanctuary (Communion Service)9:15 a.m. .................Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)10:55 a.m. ........Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells) Bookstore 633-8595Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Pastor: Dr. Daniel White Spiritual LeaderRev. Sue Meixner813-362-0806sue@alterways.comSunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center PlazaTurning problems into lessons, lessons into wisdom and wisdom into freedom. U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES Vigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Wednesday and Friday ..................................................................12 noon Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 Maurice L. BuckMaurice L. Buck, 81, of Sun City Center passed away peacefully February 23, 2012. Born in Salem, WV, he served admirably in the US Army in the early 50s. He graduated from Glenville State College in WV with a BA and received his Masters Degree from the University of Delaware. He did further advanced degree work at several different universities. He was an educator for 40 years and held various positions in education, retiring as System Curriculum Director in Georgia. Buck had an avid interest in journalism and worked part-time for several newspapers, normally as a copy or sports editor. His survivors include his wife of 50 years Theresa, daughter Sharon Knight (Terry), son James (Katherine), grandsons, Joel (Tania) and Nicholas Knight (Melissa), and three step-great grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Robert (Mary) and sister Sandra Phillips (Gary) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Vivian (Maston) and brother Edward. A funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, March 1, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in his honor. Expressions of condolence at http:// memorialwebsites.legacy.com Area Obituaries Fred L. PippinFred L. Pippin, 80, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 2, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Maritza, daughter Kathy, sons Gary and David and brothers Roy and Ray. Mr. Pippin was born and raised in Plant City. He was an athlete, veteran, farmer and real estate investor during his lifetime. He will always be fondly remembered for his honesty and work ethic. The family will hold service at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at Berea Baptist Church in Plant City. In place of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to Hospice in Sun City at 813-634-7621. George G. RuskGeorge G. Rusk, 93, of Sun City Center, Fla, passed away on February 25, 2012. He is survived by his son, David Alexander; daughter, Elizabeth S. Rayme of Timonium,Md.; grandchildren, Laurie E.Lokey ( Paul) of Newport, N.C. and Brain C. Rayme, ( Sara) of Las Vegas, N.V.; 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased in death by his wife, Edwina; his parents, and brother. After coming from Baltimore, MD to Florida he was very active in the community by joining the emergency squad and later with the Guardianship Foundation. He was also active with the Gideons and St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. A Memorial Service was held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. on March 6, 2012. In lieu of Flowers donations to the Gideons or St. Andrews Presbyterian Church or Sun City Center Emergency Squad would be appreciated. Arrangements made by Zipperers Funeral Home.Phyllis J. SukalecPhyllis Sukalec of Sun City Center, FL, died Feb. 11, 2012. Phyllis was born July 10, 1923 in Joliet, IL and at the age of 10 moved to Chicago, IL. Phyllis was a dancer and began her dance training at the age of 6 studying ballet, jazz, tap and toe dancing. In the 1940s she worked with many vaudeville greats such as Donald OConnor, Virginia Mayo and Jimmy Durante. During WWII she toured with USO shows entertaining the troops. Her last professional date was in 1946 at the Capital Theatre in Washington D.C. working on a Perry Como show. After vaudeville Phyllis spent the next 15 years teaching children to dance at her own school in Chicago. After her marriage to John Sukalec in 1965 she closed her school and worked at the 1st National Bank of Chicago for 17 years. After retiring from the bank and moving to Sun City Center in 1987 she was recruited into producing and directing a variety of shows for the Sun City Center Follies. Phyllis is predeceased by her parents Steve and Philomena (nee Zuro) and her sister, Ann DeKanic. Survivors include husband, John Sukalec; sisterin-law, Rose Sukalec of Illinois, brotherin-law, James DeKanic of Illinois, and seven nieces, Judy Knieriem of St. Petersburg, FL, Ann Paleczny of Las Vegas, NV, Joanne McInerney of Lombard, IL, and Roseann Blythe, Kathy Walters, Nancy Cairn and Linda Broszka all of Illinois. A memorial mass was held on Feb. 16, 2012 at Divine Providence Church in Westchester, IL. Guestbook may be signed at chicagotribune.com/ obituaries Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22Voice of the faithful celebrates 10 yearsThe Tampa Bay Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful, celebrating their 10th anniversary, will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church school building, 16550 South Hwy 301, Wimauma (Across Hwy 301 from Copper Penny Restaurant). Meeting will include an update on national issues and presentation of PBS documentary The Silence detailing sexual abuse against natives in Alaska. All interested people are welcome. The meeting is free. For more information call, 634-9904 or email larry_vaughan@comcast. com.Sound the Shofar to meetSound the Shofar will meet at 2 p.m. on March 11 in the South Shore Library. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will be speaking on the Hebraic Roots of the Christian Faith, in particular the Passover. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Jones at 477-1517.Family Film NightAt 6 p.m. on Saturday March 10 New Beginnings Fellowship will be watching the newly released film Courageous. The film is about men called to serve and protect along with being the head of their families. All are welcome to enjoy this free film as well as some good snacks. The church is located at 1120 27th St. SE. Ruskin, FL. For more information call Rev. Lewis Brady at 654-1018 Members of the Country & Country Gospel Halls of Fame are hosting a benefit concert, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at The Farm at 7820 Lithia-Pinecrest Road in Lithia. The cost is only a $10 donation and will be used to support The Farms efforts to minister to young people. Country Gospel Hall of Fame Member and Instrumentalist of the Decade Rich Kiser will play his famous muffler guitar and honor his idol Chet Atkins with some finger picking that makes a fan wonder how he plays so smooth! Joining Rich is International superstar, Charlie McCoy. You have heard Charlie play on some of the greatest music ever recorded. A harmonica player that many artists revere as the best ever in the business also served 19 years as the Music Director of the famous Hee Haw television program. He has recorded over 40 albums and CDs. Charlies credits include teaching Johnny Cash to play two harmonicas for Cashs recording of the Orange Blossom Special. He has also recorded with artists from Frank Sinatra to Barbara Streisand to Elvis Presley. Rounding out this Hall of Fame Concert will be Jason Coleman, the Grandson of the late Hall of Fame piano player Floyd Cramer. Jason tours frequently and displays the talent and wonderful touch that his Grandfather did while playing for some of the greats in the music business. When Jason plays his Grand-Dads big hit, Last Date you can close your eyes and be transported back to those wonderful days of your youth. For tickets or more information call 813-685-9663.Benefit concert for local Ministry is ready to rock 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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26 MARCH 8, 2012 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 Goodson Strawberry Market SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARYKick-Start Your Health & Vegetarian Cooking Class Saturday, March 10 1 to 2:30 p.m. In this short video presentation, you will learn how to restore your body to optimal health. This includes losing weight, lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol, and reversing heart disease. A live vegetarian cooking demonstration will follow. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Adult Writing Workshop Monday, March 12 1 to 3 p.m Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. All levels of writers are welcome. Sonny & Perley Present: She Wrote the Song Tuesday, March 13 2 to 3:15 p.m. In honor of Womens History month, come and enjoy the musical stylings of talented duo Sonny and Perley as they perform songs written or co-written by women composers. Dorothy Fields, Ann Ronell, and Consuelo Velasquez are just some of the women composers celebrated in this musical event! Register at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652 Email: Messages Wednesday, March 14 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. A working e-mail address is required. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. English Conversation Class Wednesday, March 14 1 to 2 p.m. Adults (18 years or older) are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, March 14 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Teen/Adult Mix Media Wednesday, March 14 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please join art instructor Anne Walker for this two part class. During the first class on March 7, students will create a painting. The second class on March 14, students will use various materials to emblelish their paintings. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Master Gardener: Begonias Wednesday, March 14 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about the many different varieties of begonias and how to use them in your yard. Learn how to propagate a begonia so you will be able to have many more in your garden. Publisher: Introduction and Formatting Thursday, March 15 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new documents, and insertion of text and picture frames. Manipulating picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors. Registration in person required at noon on day of program. Book Discussion: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Thursday, March 15 2 to 3:30 p.m.Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 NEW Website: Check it out!! riverviewmooselodge2158.0rg Friday, March 9 Steak/Fish/Shrimp Dinner from 5 7 p.m. Karaoke at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10 Moose Charities Event Pork Loin and Yum Yum Potatoes Dinner from 5 7 p.m. the cost will be $6. Adult Games from 7:30 8:30 p.m. Door Prizes, Mystery Gift, 1/2 & 1/2, Jewelry Raffle, Prizes for Attendance! Sunday, March 11 District Meeting at 1 p.m. the Riverview Lodge is the host lodge with a free lunch to follow, come show your support! Saturday, March 17 Best St. Patricks Day Dinner and Dance ever! Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 5 7 p.m., cost is $6 per person The South Shore 4 will be performing following dinner .... Special Guest: Sax and Recording Artist Eirinn Abu from The Miami Sound Machine Fishing Charter Raffle for Ana Banana Charters 10 tickets for $5Its all about safetyAuxiliary Flotilla 74 in Brandon will host a one-day boating safety class, About Boating Safety, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at its building. This course qualifies you for the Florida Safe Boating Card, which is mandatory in order to operate a vessel in Florida waters if you were born before Jan. 1, 1988. Boat owners may also become eligible for insurance discounts. Seating is limited and pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. There is no charge but there is a nominal materials fee. For more information call (813) 644-2894 (say public education) or go to: www.cgaux74.org.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 27 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 MarchARCH 8, 2012 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE Call for DirectionsDelivery AvailableQuality Furniture at Aordable Prices Quality Wicker & Rattan Furniture HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed WeekendsWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! 105 personaPERSONALTT hank you S S t. Jude & S S t A A nthony for prayers answered. BK Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Sweater and Jacket Blowout Sale BOGO on all Mens & WomensPlus, the secret sale Chulavista Landings Mobile Home ParkCARPORT SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 108 a.m. to 1 p.m.Lunch available at Clubhouse 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 MARINE400 260 FruitsRUITS/VeEG.Councils Strawberry U-Pick FFlorida sweet onions and more! 2910 G Gulf City RRoad, RRuskin Monday -SSaturday 8:30am-5pm, SSunday 9am-4pm Bring your own containers More IInfo. 813-649-9169S S trawberries. You pick. Monday thru S S aturday 8am-4pm. S S unday noon-4pm. 4 quarts $1. Prevatt F F arms, SR SR 674 east to G Grange Hall L Loop, Wiamuma Bring containers. 813-634-1162 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAAlmost N New T Thrift S Store. 10008 I Indiana S S t., G G ibsonton (1 block off US S 41, 1 block north G Gibsonton D Dr.,) Wednesday through S Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F F irst Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateS SCC Big garage sale. 1601 Bentwood D Dr., March 9 & 10, 8am-noon. L Lots of goodies including good prices. S S omething for everyone. March 15, T T hursday only. 7am-1pm. Block sale. I Indian Wells A Ave., S Sun City Center (off AAugusta DDrive) Huge garage sale. F Friday & S Saturday, March 9 & 10. 1207 Bluewater D D r., S S CC. 8am-1pm Multi family garage sale. Clothes, costume jewelry, misc. 2023 N N Pebble Beach Blvd., S SCC. March 9 & 10. 8am1pm. R R ain date 16 & 17. S S omething, for everyone/ Big moving sale. S Saturday, March 10, 2pm. Bedrooms, dining room, misc. nice wood furniture. 813-633-3294N Neighbors yard sale. Clothes, electronics, furniture, treadmill, kitchen gadgets, window A A C, stuff. 672 A A llegheny D D r., S SCC FFriday & SSaturday, March 9 & 10S S aturday, March 10, 8am-2pm. Multi family garage sale. F Fishing stuff, books, linens, toys, misc. items. L L ittle treasures. 2325 EE. DDel Webb SSCC. 2 day yard sale. F Friday & S Saturday. 7am2pm. 408 D D omino D D r., N N orth, R R uskin (inside chain link fence) Craft salt. Hide-a-way RV RV R Resort, 2206 Chaney D D r, R R uskin. F F riday, March 9, 9am-3pm. Wide variety of craft items. S Selling hot dogs & sandwiches. Moving sale. F Friday & S Saturday, March 9 & 10, 8am-1pm. 1512 N N Pebble Beach Blvd., S S CC. F F urniture, household items, lots of misc. Big yard sale. SSaturday 9am-1pm. Above The Rest TTools, purses, jewelry, pictures, Between Winn DDixie & CVSVS. 813-6335013 312 estateESTATE saSALeE 330 FurnitureURNITUREFFor sale. S Swivel rocker, Broyhill sofa & love seat, excellent condition. F F lorida colors. V Ventana V Village, S SCC/ 813633-1595 354 MedicaEDICALTT ransport equipment. I I nvacare L L ynx L L-3 red scooter, Perfect condition. $789 new, asking $350. Harmar lift with mount for inside vehicle, warranty included. $1,100 new, asking $450. Harmar AL AL500 universal power chair vehicle lift with swing away. $950. Class III III hitch $100 with lock. Call 813-633-6263 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 425 SLipsIPS orOR StoraTORAGeEStorage Rameys Business Park DDollar a day. RVRV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. AAlso RVRV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813849-1469, S South Bay RV RV & Boat S Storage. S Specializing in outside storage for RV RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SSouthBay-S Storage.com VENDORS NEEDEDAPOLLO BEACHFlea MarketFor information, please call813-482-37515819 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Apollo Beach 33572 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right! Bring your lawn chair and join us from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All proceeds benet student Haiti missions trip Take-out meals available starting at 10:30 a.m. Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & ForeignBUYING SILVER COINSPaying 20x or more depending on the marketDont wait for the market to soar to buy more!Call for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189Your local dealer for over 20 years Sun City Center COINS

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MARCH 8, 2012 28 THE SHOPPER RENTALS600 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 M.H.HOUSING550 511 HOUSE FORSALE La Estancia5292 Guadalupe Blvd. Wimauma, FL 33598Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Farm Labor Housing Washer Connection Accessible Unit Children's Playground Child Care Facility On-Site (for those who qualify) Section 8 Accepted 4 Bedrooms 2 Baths $448 to $684 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FRC (TTY#) 1-800-955-8770 (813) 633-8266This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 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 Joanie Cooper........................480-2428 PRICE REDUCED!!! GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT LOCATION!! Quaint and cozy 1BR/1BA with a dock and two storage sheds. Large lot with towering oak trees and completely fenced with 121 feet on the river. Just $111,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 GREAT PRICE FOR WATERFRONT!! $299,900 OVER 1 ACRE ON LITTLE MANATEE RIVER. Features extra large bedrooms which includes in-law or guest quarters. 5-Car garage for the car-lovers with extra carport. High bank of the riverout of the flood zone. This is a must see. Easy to show, so CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION! Commercial site located close to Highway 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage. Zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer. Mobile home on property brings rental income, $198,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FOR DETAILS. THIS 2BR/1BA HOME is for todays Senior Citizen who wants the active Senior Lifestyle offered only like Sun City Center can. Fresh paint, recently updated kitchen and bath, open floor plan, clean and neat, quiet cul-de-sac location and so much more! Asking only $69,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 today! ALMOST ONE & ONE HALF ACRES to build that dream home and have room to spare. Partially cleared and level with county water and sewer available. Dead-end street with little traffic. Much potential. Asking $60,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. RUSKIN POOL HOUSE: This 2BR+Den/2BA house is in great secluded area, high and dry, close to river and boat ramp. Nice large kitchen, open floor plan, garage, screened pool, 1/3 acre lot with fenced backyard and gazebo are other nice features. $125,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN A GREAT RESIDENTIAL AREA: 2,600 sq.ft. of home and office space, detached 2-car-garage and double carport, a beautiful acre lot with large oaks & circular driveway. Lots of road frontage, right in Ruskin, a stone throw from major highways, CG zoning. $239,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FURNISHED MOBILE-HOME ON ITS OWN CORNER LOT: Perfectly maintained 2BR+large den-3rd BR/2BA, bright great room, eat-in-space in kitchen, screened porch, carport, large shed with washer & dryer, newer CHA. $49,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING!! Beautifully maintained single family home in Sun City Center with enclosed screened front porch and large workroom adjacent to the 2-car garage. The new HVAC system was installed in 2011 and a new roof in 2005. This DW54 floor plan offers lots of closets and great living space with tile and carpet throughout. Sun City Center offers a community center, tennis, golf courses and over 150 clubs & activities to enjoy. Conveniently located close to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota & Orlando there is never a shortage of things to do or attractions and theme parks. Call today to make an appointment to see this lovely home and make it yours!! $104,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 AINT NOBODYS BUSINESS. Yet, that is, but great opportunity for you to open yours quick. Commercial property on Shell Point close to 41 with very motivated sellers. Priced at $89,900 and longing for offers. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 456 TRUCKS AND VANS96 Ford Windstar GL, 178K family owned since new, power train, paint. Interior good condition, dual air. $1,500 Call 1-561-281-0289458PARTS & SERVICE 462 MOTORHOMES/RVS2000 Fleetwood 30 Class C, loaded, excellent condition, new roof, new tires new carpet. Sleeps 8, 80,000 miles. $20,000 330-206-3902. Plant City, Florida 511 HOUSE FORSALE CLEAN, NICELY UPDATED MOBILE-HOME on own large fenced corner lot. 2BR/1BA, bright open living area, air-conditioned sunroom, inside utility, double carport, roofover and 2 sheds for tools and storage. No HOA, not in flood zone. Perfect winter/starter home. $41,000. 2BR/2BA MOBILE-HOME IN GATED COMMUNITY with enclosed addition on one side, screened enclosed porch, utility room and carport on other side, this furnished home has large kitchen, great room with mirrored wall, spli t BR plan, and is move-in ready. Clubhouse, pool great neighbors. $72/month. HOA $42,000. NEAT AS A PIN! 2BR/2BA (1987) DOUBLEWIDE on its own lot, offering bright kitchen with bay windows, spacious living-dining area, inside utility room, good size BRs. large enclosed addition, carport and a great 12x24 attached workshop. $61,900. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 565 M.H.IN PARKS3br/2ba, 24x40 modular in 55+ park w/ river view & access. Totally furnished central air, new carpet, washer, TV, even boat, trailer, motor & 2 bicycles. Buy groceries, turn the key youre home. $19,990 or best offer. Will be sold by March 31. 813-938-1405 Ruskin 55+ park. 2br/1.5ba, 20 Florida room, attached laundry/ workshop. Totally furnished, 2 car carport. Just bring clothes & groceries. $11,000 obo. 813-641-0241 610 WATERFRONTRENTALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Way, Apollo Beach, efciency apartments on water. Boat docking /shing. Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813850-5217, 813-863-6123 611 HOUSES FOR RENTSunCityCenter 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 Sun City Center, 2br/2ba, den 1,500 sf home. All appliances included. Ready to occupy. Call 813-918-1826 SCC. 2br/2ba/2cg, family room, large fenced yard. $850 monthly. 813-6335277 or 813-401-1159612APTS. FORRENTApollo Beach. Large 1br/1ba. Remodeled: New bath & kitchen, new tile oors, laundry/ storage room, carport. $650 monthly. Hall 813-645-6985 Ruskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. includes water & mowing. 813-645-1801 Apollo Beach large one bedroom. Refrigerator, range, carport, yard, washer/ dryer hookup. 813-645-4145 or 813642-0681 For rent: Efciency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 NOW RENTINGAVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCYRIVERWOOD APARTMENTS1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Rental Rates Beginning at $520 + Utilities For Rental Information call: (813) 645-7320 (TDD 800-955-8771) 709 Oceanside Circle Ruskin Mon-Fri 8:00 AM 4:00 PMEqual Housing Opportunity 613CONDOS FORRENTSuper, furnished, 1br/1.5ba in gated 55+ Kings Point, SCC. Washer/ dryer, cable, water, bus, clubhouse, activities. $650 monthly year lease 813-633-8083 614DUPLEX FORRENTRuskin, unfurnished 2 bedroom duplex. $650 monthly plus $600 deposit, includes water & garbage. No pets. 813-672-0450 Sun City Center. 55+ 2br/2ba/1cg. Ideal location includes water, lawn & garbage. All appliances Unfurnished. 813-634-3350615 TOWNHOMES FOR RENTKings Lake townhome for rent. $900 monthly. 1,134 sf, 2br/2.5ba. screened lanai, washer, dryer. Small pet ok. Call 813-677-8701. Available now 621 PLACESTO SHAREHome to share in Ruskin. Utilities included $500 monthly $200 deposit. No pets. 813-380-9433 630 M.H.RENTALSForRent:Clean MobileHomes With A/C. 813-677-1086Ruskin, 1br/1ba MH for rent in quiet setting, 1-2 people. No smoking, no pets, references needed. Weekly rent $150 includes utilities, $300 security deposit, 6 month minimum. Call 6491599 8am-4pm. One bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 630 M HFORRENTFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896631 M.H. LOTRENTALSMH & RV lots for rent. Ruskin. $300 monthly plus deposit, includes water & sewer. 941-737-1944645OFFICESPACE 646 WAREHOUSE SPACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137649 WANTEDTORENTWanted commercial office space in Riverview. Highway frontage not necessary. Need 12001500 sf for 3-5 people 813-833-7148 PROF. SERVICES650 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooksCertied Pro-Advisor. Can do attitude: 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review nancials, full bookkeeping services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your local ofce or mine. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 665HEALTH & BEAUTY YORK in Highgate (1BR/1.5BA), 1000 sq. ft. under A/C, skylights, covered parking at front door, enclosed lanai, large utility room.................................. $31,500 2BR/2BA in KNOLLS (private heated POOL), furnished......................... $63,500 RENTAL 2BR/2BA in Bedford, FURNISHED............ ..................................... $675 per month 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 680ADULT/CHILDCAREExperience caregiver/ housekeeper. Dependable. Excellent driving records. References. also house cleaning. Call Donna 813-645-2456 Certied CNA would love to help you with your love ones. Also do housecleaning. 12yrs experience. References available. Rebecca 813-245-2221 SERVICES700 704 JUNKREMOVALHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate Call Dave 813-447-6123705CLEANINGRonsCleaning ServiceQuality 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 cleanWindowCleaning Do you have dirty windows? Call for free estimate. 813-410-1336 Reasonable708 MOVERSAffordable Moving. One piece or whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & more Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 710 LAWNCAREL. A. Lawn & Landscape. Spring cleanup, landscaping & mulching. Call 4472358 for your free estimate Classied is Informative LEGS WANTEDWe are all standing by for your legs, waiting to help relieve your Swollen Tired Restless Aching Night Cramps Varicose/Spider Veins Itching and Burning Legs! MINI-ULTRASOUND LEG SCREENING and EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATIONFREE FREE813-634-1333

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MARCH 8, 2012 THHE SHHOPPERR 810 MEDICACAL EMPLOYMENT800 710 LAA WN CARCARE CommCOMMUnityNITY PApePERsS o OF FloFLORidIDA (CCPFF stST Atewides TEWIDES) AT&T U-Verse for just $29.99/mo! SAVE when you bundle Internet+Phone+TV and get up to $300 BACK! (select plans). Limited Time Call NOW! 877-265-1754 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS WANTED!!! Get the Most Cash, up to $27 per box! Shipping Paid! Must be Sealed & Unexpired. Call Tony 813-528-1480 tonyteststrips@hotmail.com DISH Network. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL 888418-9787 Every baby deserves a healthy start. Join more than a million people walking and raising money to support the March of Dimes. The walk starts at marchforbabies.org. Get the BEST DEAL & SAVE on TRIPLE PLAYS, Cable, Internet + Phone! High Speed Internet under $20/mo. CALL NOW! 800-306-1733 MANTIS Deluxe Tiller. NEW! FastStart engine. Ships FREE. One-Year MoneyBack Guarantee when you buy DIRECT. Call for the DVD and FREE Good Soil book! 866-674-4644 REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! Get a 4-Room All-Digital Satellite system installed for Free and programming starting at $19.99/mo. Free HD/DVR upgrade for new callers, Call Now. 1-800-795-7279 SAVE on Cable TV-Internet-Digital Phone. Packages start at $89.99/mo (for 12 months.) Options from ALL major service providers. Call Acceller today to learn more! CALL 1-888-903-2647 Available Now 2-4 Bedroom Homes. Take Over Payments. No Money Down. No Credit check! Call Now 1-888-2700372 B&S Lawn CCare, Inc. Professional lawn care providing all of your turf, landscaping & irrigation needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266 HHenrys Lawn Maintenance Landscaping needs. Rock, mulch, tree service. Pressure washing. Monthly lawn maintenance. Licensed & insured. Free estimates. 813-477-3054 www.henryslawnmaintenance.comS & L Lawn Mower RRepair 1105 15th St SE. Ruskin. Tune-up special. $39 push mower $59 riding mowers. Free pickup & deliver. 813305-6666 Terrys Lawn Servce Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813317-7679 715 FillFILL DiIRtT/HHAUlinLINGPittman Trucking & Tractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 Myers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Culvert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. 720 HomeHOME MAintINT .HHandyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. HHandyman CCustom CCarpentry Doors installed, sundecks, framing, screen enclosures, repairs, plumbing, electrical, painting. Senior discount Free estimates. 813-645-1778. www. MYIC.com/customcarpentry C-117507 735 TRAnspoNSPORtT Ation TIONAt Your Service Transportation to Tampa airport /charters /cruise ship. Excellent prices. Licensed/ insured. Call Express Transportation 813-731-9283 for rates740 MisISC. SeERViICesESIn Your H Home Pet C Care 813-767-7225. Affordable, licensed, bonded, insured. References available. email: olivertort@aol.com Oliver & Company RN/LPN Full time 11-7 and PRNApply in person at: Sun Terrace Health Care Center 105 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573Sun Terrace Health and Rehab is seeking Skilled Rehab RN/LPN for our SNF with 1 year LTC experience.or email resume to:mdavis@suntowersretirement.com CNAs Full time 7-3 and 11-7Interested candidates should apply at:Sun Terrace Health Care Center 105 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 634-3324 We have 2 openings for experienced CNAs in our skilled nursing facility. We offer competitive salary and benefits, including a $4/hr. weekend shift differential. 740 MISCC. SERVRVICCESHHate that Wall Paper! I can remove it. Want something painted. Big or small, I can do it. Ill even clean windows. 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Part Two of an Observer News Feature Story www.ObserverNews.netMarch 8, 2012 Volume 56 Number 7THE OBSERVER NEWSTwo quilt displays at the SouthShore Regional Library showcase the talents of local stitchers with amazing color and designs. See page 18 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 By MELODY JAMESON RUSKIN One of this communitys most historic homes could be relocated to make room for development of its valuable highway frontage site. In fact, groundwork for an initial process aimed at reaching that eventual goal was undertaken last month. However, the profit realized from sale of the site would be ploughed into educational facilities for area youngsters, not put in private pockets for any frivolous uses, according to its owner. The L.L. Dickman house at 416 U.S. Highway 41 South was built in 1910 for one of Ruskins founding families who had joined with the Miller family and other Dickman brothers to establish a utopian settlement patterned on the principles of English social critic John Ruskin. Now more than a century old, the house is one of four surviving iconic structures all in use that once were part in one way or another of Ruskin Planes, Trains and Craigslist South County mall behind schedule, but dont count it out!ARTISTS RENDERING OF PROPOSED MALLDisembarking at the Sanford Auto Train Station, my fellow steerage passengers were easy to recognize. They carried their own pillows and looked slightly disheveled after the 18-hour trip. Passengers in the first class sleeper cars had access to showers, as well as turndown services, converting their seats into a comfortable bed.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe beginning of my descent into madness took all of five minutes. Apparently, just five minutes separates me from the world of normal people who bath regularly and converse intelligently and the world of a blathering idiot on the verge of spewing obscenity-laced tirades about the evils of captivity. Even as a man descending into madness, that struck me as an awfully small margin. But then again, considering that I had purchased a oneway ticket to fly to Washington, D.C. to buy an old car I had never seen with the expectation of driving 1,000 miles home in the following 48 hours, perhaps my sanity was questionable long before. That this was the fourth time I had done such a thing only provided further evidence. The car had problems; the Auto Train to Florida appeared to be my salvation. But then, I found myself trapped in a window seat on the train. Yes, it was a comfortable and spacious seat, but it was one of captivity. My seatmate had her tray table down and her footrest up, effectively blocking my ability to come and go as I wished. Even a basic restroom trip would require her complete cooperation. Suddenly, I found myself thinking that driving a thousand miles with non-functioning headlights in a 27-year-old car that I had just bought was an acceptable option. By PENNY FLETCHER penny@pennyetcher.comRIVERVIEW The rumors that plans for a huge mall on Big Bend Road are dead arent true. The mall is just running behind schedule due to the lack of letters of intent from retailers, restaurants and hotels because of the slack in the economy. Originally announced in 2007 as a mall larger than Westfield in Brandon, Southshore Commons is still moving towards its goal of a two-to-three phase project between Interstate 75 and the Covington Gardens development on the south side of Big Bend Road (across from East Bay High School). The 1.5-million square feet of retail, entertainment, offices and hotels on the 133-acre plot will contain a 10-to-14 screen multi plex movie theater, several restaurants, one or two hotels (it is zoned for two but may only have one), and a combination of mom-and-pop retail specialty shops and several big-box chain stores. Were getting letters of intent and negotiating prices so we cant disclose names yet, said Jay Miller, senior vice president of operations for Equity, an-Ohiobased development company that has its southern regional office in Tampa. Were zoned for five office buildings and two hotels, but depending on what the people who sign with us want, we could have only one or two office Alteration of local historic property being consideredSee DICKMAN HOUSE, page 23 See PLANES, TRAINS AND CRAIGSLIST, page 13 See NEW MALL, page 23MELODY JAMESON PHOTOThis iconic Ruskin house is the subject of discussions about relocating it to make room for development on the prime location. MARCH 10th & 11th10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tampa Electric SouthShore Community Events Center See more on page 3

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Some restrictions apply. 7 $ 99 $ 149 Expires 3/29/12$99 $ 99with rebate The Manatee Festival of the Arts:Opening this weekend, rings in 20 years better than everBy %  itcren mitch@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH It began humbly enough, but has grown with each passing year to become one of the Tampa Bay areas premier events. Beginning on March 10, the Manatee Festival for the Arts in Apollo Beach will celebrate its 20th year and organizers hope this will be the biggest and best ever. I think this is really exciting, said SouthShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Melanie Morrison. The chamber is the organizer of the annual event and this will be the first time the festival has been held under the newly combined Ruskin and Apollo Beach Chambers. Half of the committee has been doing this for years, the other half is new to it, Morrison continued. Thus, for the art festival this year there will be a healthy mix of experience and fresh perspective. The plans for the festival reveal the advantages of both. Art itself is the focus of the event, of course, and an estimated 75 juried artists from around the nation will be in attendance, offering visitors a unique opportunity to find their own fresh perspectives on art. This year will also include a newly added section featuring the performing arts. While art is the overriding theme of the festival, Morrisons focus remains on the communities and businesses of South Hillsborough, and offering anew the opportunity for communities to come together to share resources for the benefit of all. Its great because we have MITCH T TRAPHAGEN FILE PPHOTOSThe Manatee Festival of the Arts opens in Apollo Beach this weekend and has something for everyone, including a Childrens Creativity Center and live musical entertainment, along with some incredible festival dining fare from the culinary arts program. Students from the South County Career Center and East Bay High School work in the Culinary Arts booth at last years Manatee Festival of the Arts.people from both Ruskin and Apollo Beach on the [organizing] committee, she said. Ive lived in Apollo Beach and have worked in Ruskin. Ive seen what is important to both communities. These communities can work together, and Im hoping this is an opportunity for them to come together. The festival has gained national recognition over the years and Morrison is looking forward to raising awareness of the community through the arts. The festival has recently drawn about 8,000 people, she said. We would love to draw 10,000 this year. The success of the event is in no small part thanks to the ongoing commitment to quality held by the organizers in selecting artists. The result is a unique showcase of fine art and fine crafts from highly talented artists, both local and national. With a large section dedicated to children through the Childrens Creativity Center, the festival is a family-friendly event that not only highlights the arts, but also the natural beauty found in South Hillsborough. The festival, held near the Apollo Beach Elementary School, will include free shuttles to the nearby TECO Manatee Viewing Center, offering the chance to see the many dozens of the gentle aquatic giants basking in the warm water of their winter habitat. It will also offer more than the standard festival dining fare with a culinary arts program, and several local non-profit organizations will have displays that showcase the beauty that lies both within and beyond the peaceful streets and avenues of the waterfront Apollo Beach community. And throughout the festival, live musical entertainment will complete what can only be described as an inexpensive, unique and fun-filled experience. There are few events where art is as intimate and accessible as at the Manatee Festival of the Arts. From one-of-a-kind handmade trinkets to fine portraiture, there is something for everyone in the weekend event. In this 20th year of the festival, it promises to be better than ever; and the weather forecast, calling for sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s, will only serve to enhance the experience. On March 10 and 11, come out to see for yourself one of the best events in the Tampa Bay area and its right here in our own backyard. Tickets are $5 for adults, children under 12 are admitted free. The festival will be held at TECO South Shore Community Events Center, 302 Noonan Branch Road in Apollo Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 10 and 11. For more information, call the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at 813-645-1366.

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Award-Winning Newspapers By William Hodges A reward for doing what is rightHave you ever wondered whether walking the straight and narrow and doing what is right is really the right thing to do? Fortunately, every once in a long while, we see someone rewarded for doing what is right and it renews our faith in the idea that good people will be rewarded. Ill never forget my friend, Jean, in Grand Rapids, Michigan (age 75 at the time) who exemplified for me what people mean when they speak of someone leading a good life. For ten years after Jean became a widow, she augmented her meager social security income by working as a product demonstrator in a Meijers store. In fact, for her, it was a job made in heaven because, like me, she cannot walk across a room without stopping to talk with someone. She just loves people and people love her. From her meager income, she gives freely to her church and to anyone else who is in need. But that is only part of the story. Her generosity went well beyond money. Her middle name could have well been Service since she always took time to serve in the Altar Guild or anywhere else in her church, and she was one of the first to visit the sick. She gave selflessly without any thought of reaping personal reward. Every Sunday for years she cranked up her old car and collected her ladies for churchmany who could not go if not for Jeanss efforts. Again, she sought no reward. But God gave Jean a reward in David, a wonder ful gentleman who was a member of her church. When his late wife had fallen ill, Jean was there to tend her for the year prior to her death, then Jean and Davids friendship bloomed into love and they married. How do I know that God had a hand in this? I guess I cant prove it, but something happened on the wedding day that firmed my belief the whole affair was under divine guidance. I had offered to take the bride to the church and was on my way when I realized my car was very dirty. I looked for a car wash, but since I was unfamiliar with the area and short on time, I was unable to find one. I looked up and said aloud, Well, God, if Jeans going to go to her wedding in a clean car, youre going to have to figure out how to do it. I had hardly spoken those words when out of a church parking lot jumped a young lady with a very large sign which read Free Car Wash. I pulled into the lot and the young pastor of the church approached me and said, There will be no charge. Were washing cars today to show Gods love in a practical way. I smiled and said Childrens Fire Combat ChallengePALMETTO Saturday, March 10, from 10:30 to 12:30, the North River Fire Department will be participating in Palmetto Heritage Days at the Palmetto Historical Park and Agricultural Museum. The Department will be in a skit depicting how the historical park originated and then they will conduct the Childrens Combat Challenge until 12:30. This challenge provides children the opportunity to wear authentic fire gear, use a fire hose and extinguisher, meet fire personnel and become an honorary firefighter. Scouts, day care providers, church groups and other youth organizations are encouraged to come out and participate in the challenge. The park is located at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information call 941-721-2034.Chicken and yellow rice luncheonPALMETTO The Palmetto Womans Club is hosting their annual Chicken & Yellow Rice Luncheon and various Palmetto High School Reunions on Palmetto Heritage Day, Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 pm. Cost of the luncheon is $12 at the door. The Club is located at 910 6th St. West, Palmetto. For more information, call Ann Marshall 941-722-8940. Palmetto (just a little south of Ruskin)to him, You have no idea how this simple car wash is showing me Gods love. Well, Jean was deliv ered to the church in a shiny clean car. Its my feeling that God would have had it no other way. As I watched these two very fine people stand before the altar and proclaim their love for each other, I thought to myself, Some paybacks are great. Both David and Jean led exemplary lives and it was nice to see them receive a reward from God in this most practi cal way.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an inter view-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). Shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com, 813641-0816. bill@billhodges.com, www.billhodges.com.

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X 8 5 MARCH 8, 2012 5Dance your way to a fitter new youHillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department offers a great way to have fun, get in shape, and gain confidence. Zumba, often referred to as an exercise in disguise, is offered at the following Hillsborough County recreation centers. Apollo Beach Recreation Center Gardenville Recreation Center Providence West Park Riverview Community Center Ruskin Recreation Center For more information, cal Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Ruskin VFW Post #6287 Thursday, March 8 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, March 9 Fish Fry from Saturday, March 10 Turkey Sunday, March 11 Fire in the Monday, March 12 Planning Meeting at 6 p.m. House Meeting Tuesday, March 13 Wednesday, March 14 ANA M. MACIASArmy Reserve Sgt. Ana M. Members from all branches of tional forces were also assisting governmental infrastructure, and tary and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in sovereignty and independence as a democracy. Macias is a military policeman served six years in the military. She is the daughter of Raul Ave. Southeast, Ruskin.CORY A. WILLIAMS included basic military training and advanced individual training During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons military courtesy, military jus tice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. pleted the military police special vide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war opera tions, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations. Additional training included pro viding peacetime support to the military community through secu rity of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order. Troop 508 extends invitation to extend an invitation of anyone who was a member of Girl Scouts, Girl Scout leaders or other volun teers within Girl Scouting to at Tea. The troop holds this Tea each spring and it has been a ma jor fundraiser for their upcoming This year, in celebrating the the troop would like to have guests memories and experiences with current Girl Scout members. They will have a table set up to exhibit old uniforms, badge books, patch es, photos, etc. that they would like to share. never fails that so many men tion they used to sell Girl Scout cookies when they were younger. They describe their uniforms, and some even share trips or camping stories. They would like to share that in a larger forum during the vine, Sun City Center Campus. A terested in sharing your Girl Scout memories, contact Cyndee Arruda girlscout@yahoo.com. Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities activities. guests. Democratic Club will hold its Brandon. For more information, visit www. easthillsboroughdems.org. Presi dent Mike Angel can be reached at Democrats to meet Morning Mile Club in progress through Fridays until the end of the Mile Club. The students run on the Tuesday through Thursday until the end of the school year. Some family members partici pate as well. Students earn plastic feet trinkets for every five miles miles or more will have the oppor Blvd. in Apollo Beach. For more Students of the Month announced Patrol: Hunter Stroud. Brandon Jr. Womans Club seeks members in Brandon. how they support the community through projects such as their Chil Health Awareness issues and more. ing on garbage, seeking shelter under cars and bushes, and running scared from anyone who approaches. Some are emaciated, ill or injured and their numbers keep increasing. These community cats, some who were born in the wild and some who have been abandoned and reverted to a wild state, fight a daily battle to survive and those that are captured and brought to ing to Sun City Center. The grant will allow HSTB to provide free steril them with food and water and monitors their health. Because fixed cats no longer reproduce, the number of cats in the colony will gradually gram at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and information about how to coordinate services for feral cats can be found at humanesocietytampa. Free spay or neuter feral cats for certain South Shore zip codes

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6 MARCH 8, 2012 The rummage sale to benefit the Rees family will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11 at the Ellsberry Nursery, on the corner of Big Bend Road and U.S. Hwy. 41. The nursery will also be open, as will the Farmers Daughter store selling garden topiaries. If anyone can help work any length of time, call Jennifer at (813) 7701726, or email jfrbass13@aol.com, or just show up and they will put you to work. The Rees Family needs your help, and would appreciate your support. Each $20 donation will be eligible to win two one-hour massages (a value of $130) from one of four massage therapists. Several other Apollo Beach businesses are also offering prizes that will be awarded on completion of the massage drawing. Donations will be accepted anytime before Nov. 30. The Rees Family -Johnathan, Jennifer, Madison, Makenzie, Morgan, and John -have been dealing with constant emotional physical, and financial stress associated with Johnathans illness and disability for over three years now. Johnathan suffers from a degenerative bone disease, chronic seizures, and a dysfunctional aortic heart valve. He has had both shoulders and hips replaced with additional surgeries planned for the near future. All these physical problems have been of very rapid onset, and so far, a cure hasnt been identified. The drawing for the massages and other prizes will be held on Saturday, March 10 and winners will be notified by phone on Sunday, March 11. You may mail a check or stop by in person. Checks should be made payable to ABMT For the Rees Family. Be sure to include your phone number and your choice of massage therapist (male, female or a name). Apollo Beach Massage & Wellness Centers address is 100 Frandorson Circle, Suite 201, Apollo Beach. For more information, call (813) 6419118 or e-mail them at ApolloBeachMassage@Gmail.com.Rummage sale to benefit family THE REES FAMILY.Armand and Angelina entertain for a good causeThe exciting duo of Armand and Angelina will present their special blend of rock n roll and classical music at Sun City Centers Community Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. The concert is presented by the Lions Club to benefit the Relay for Life of Sun City Center (American Cancer Society). The proceeds will be used to support many of the Cancer Societys projects including Hope House, the newly created Resource Center in SCC, and the Man to Man support group. Tickets will be on sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Atrium or at the door on the day of performance. Cabaret seating; BYOB and snacks, reserved table seating available. Open to the public. Performers A Armand and A Angelina.Dr. Hal E. Ott, veterinarian and owner of the Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic for the past 41 years is returning to Haiti on March 21. This is Otts thirteenth trip since 1999. According to Ott more than 600,000 Haitians are still encamped in tents since the January 12, 2010 earthquake that turned much of Port au Prince and surrounding towns into rubble. Despite the $5.3 billions promised from International donors less than half the money has been received and dispersed. The original estimates of the damage done by the earthquake were between $8 and $14 billion. Ott sees the long term solution to Haitis economic woes through agriculture. Farming has declined to 25% of the economy today compared to 40% a decade ago. Over 50% of Haitis food is imported. Otts focus the last three years has been in the area of supporting agricultural cooperative initiatives in rural Haitian villages through micro-financing loans. The co-operatives are operated in a democratic manner by and for its members and do not discriminate because of gender, nationality or religious beliefs. The purpose of Dr. Otts current trip is to inspect the farms, silos, teaching facilities and the business books as well as to meet with old friends. Anyone interested in helping can drop off light weight summer apparel/shoes for children and adults at the Ruskin Animal Hospital before March 20. Additional information and a donor site can be located by googling FIDA-PCHLocal Veterinarian returning to Haiti

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Payant oers investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not aliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER Members of the Community Association here may have voted down major improvements proposed by their elected officials, but the prevailing opposition still simmers. And the current form of the con tinuing opposition a circulating anonymous petition is being vig orously disputed by the CA Board of Directors president based on its miss-statements of facts. In mid-February, CA members voted against a suggested capital improvements program that would have produced two new Central Campus buildings for multiple functions plus other enhancements, financed now with a $2.4 million bank loan and repaid over the next 10 years with accruing fees from anticipated sales of homes to first time buyers. The CA board proposal, aimed at taking advantage of historically low interest rates and currently low construction costs, also included acquisition of approximately five acres of the now-closed North Lakes Golf Course from its owner, Canadabased ClubLink Enterprises, Limited. The small acreage abutting the Central Campus north edge was to have accommodated new construction without forcing relocation of longestablished campus features. Since defeat of the capital investment program it Opposition to SCC improvements simmers with disputed petitionhas been earmarked to facilitate expanded parking for Atrium and Fitness Center users. Details related to transfer of the former golf course property to the CA were outlined originally in a Letter of Intent to ClubLink dated December 30, 2011. The transaction agreement does not involve any purchase monies, but would make certain concessions to the golf course owner which have been maintained in the so-called 1984 Agreement binding both developers and the association for the last 28 years. Enter the anonymous petition. This signature document seeks CA member support to mandate a vote by the membership either approving or disapproving terms and conditions set forth in the Letter of Intent. The petition itself does not bear any sponsoring names, either of individuals or of an organization. However, it may have stemmed from a letter to ClubLink dated January 20, 2012, and signed by Edwin Jacobs, an attorney, SCC resident and one-time candidate for CA director. In his January communication to ClubLink, Jacobs asserts that in his view directors are not authorized to make the commitments contained in the December Letter of Intent. Jacobs refers to sections of the CA Articles of Incorporation, its By-laws, its Declaration of Covenants, the 1984 Agreement as well as Florida law as supporting his contentions, but does not quote those sections. CA President Ed Barnes does, however, as he points to distortions contained in the petition. The document, for example, refers to PURCHASE of 5.5 acres at the south end of the North Lakes course. Actually, though, the acquisition transaction does not involve purchase money and the Letter of Intent clearly so states, Barnes said. The Purchase Price in the LOI is stated as Zero (0) Dollars. Another untruth in the petition is its declaration that proposed parking lot expansion will cost $800,000. This is patently untrue and there is no basis for such an estimated cost, Barnes added. We have not yet obtained bids for the project, he emphasized. The parking expansion being considered would involve relocating the short paved roadway running from North Pebble Beach Blvd. to current Atrium building parking by about 10 feet to the north, adding vehicle spaces in the openedup area. It has been calculated that about 150 badly-needed additional spaces could be made available, Barnes noted. He added that relocating the existing roadway, preparing the recovered ground, as well as reconfiguring and restriping existing parking areas might run in the $300,000 neighborhood far less than figures used in the petition. The CA president noted, too, that gift of the five north course acres to the association has mistakenly suggested to some members that the entire acreage could be developed for additional housing. However, the reality is that the number of homes that could be built on the north side of the community was and is controlled by the original, official, filed site development plan. The number allowed has been met, Barnes said, and cannot now be exceeded. A lengthy process involving formal modification of the site plan and approvals at the county level in concert with community support would be required to increase the number of housing units, he added. Regarding CA authorizations, Barnes pointed out that Article X in the CA Articles of Incorporation specifically permits the board to spend up to 15 % of its operating budget without membership approvals. In 2012, that percentage is $420,000 and no part of the LOI transactions contemplated exceed that amount, he added. Moreover, the board president noted that the 1984 Agreement has been modified five times during the years since its inception without membership approvals and its Article XXII states that it can be modified by a written agreement duly executed on the behalf of the parties to it. Additionally, CA By-Laws, XII, Section 4, enable it to establish operating policies which do not require membership approval. Barnes said a copy of the petition bearing at least 100 signatures has been received and currently is being verified. The Observer endeavored repeatedly to contact residents known to oppose the capital improvements projects for comment. Ken Stephens, an outspoken questioner during months leading to the vote, referred inquiries about the petition to Jacobs and to Lynn Mooney, a local Realtor. The Observer missed making connections with each of them. Stephens, who lives in the Renaissance section, noted that the petition was not widely embraced in his neighborhood, possibly because it was perceived as not affecting residents on the south side of the community. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson 813-633-2636Sun City Dental Center Offers expire 3/31/12. Coupons must be mentioned at time of scheduling appointment. The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. 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Come in and see her and give her a loving forever home. Samantha has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as micro chipped. Micro-chip # 067849-290 DOB: 06/23/2011. DollyDolly is a beautiful Collie mix. She was rescued off the streets by a guardian angel. Dolly is one big lap dog! She is sweet, affectionate, and loves to be cuddled. When not in somebodys lap, Dolly likes to go for walks and play chase with her stuffed toys. She even seems to like the other dogs. This is a wonderful, young gal looking for a second chance at a happy life. Do you have room in your heart and home for Dolly? As part of her adoption, she will be spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her shots. DOB: July 2, 2011 Februarys Terrific Kids announcedFebruarys Terrific Kids from Summerfield Crossings Elementary School are sponsored by Brandon Kiwanis. They are: Aiden Hylton, Ainsley Cochran, Aleia Alvarez, Aliex Diaz-Delgado, Alexia Mitchell, Alysa Johnson, Amanda Simpson, Anthony Laurent, Antonio Meza, Benjamin Smith, Brianna Lattimore, Caleb Malinowsky, Chloe VanBibber, Daniel Alvarez, Deontae Clark, Drake Prybyla, Eli Lopez, Ezri Gellis, Gabriel Calzada, Garrett Morgan, Hailey Miller, Isabella Meza, Jada Paul, James Nguyen, Joshua Stein, Lakennya Tillman, Leandro Garcia, MariAnne Fleming, Brian Hardy, Natalia Estevez, Natalie Nicosia, Nathan Jackson, Nolan Messina, Olivia Martinez, RJ Garcia, Rose DeLa Crua, Ryan Peterson, Saina Nerval, Sara Bright, Shane Griffith, Stephanie Pruitt, Tatiana Anderson-Bonilla, Tiras Gree, Trever Price, Tyler Lattimore, Tyler Phillips, Tyrah Checkley, Wenzor Daniel, and Yasmin Gutierrez. Be a Ballerina Princess party is plannedBrandon Ballets real Ballerina Princesses opens its doors for a morning of dancing, tasty treats, and dress up from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at 161 E. Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon. Wear your favorite princess costume, decorate a delicious cupcake, and learn a dance from Brandon Ballet Company members; you can take a picture with them too! Tickets are $20 per dancer (ages 4-7 only -must be 4 by date of party) and can be ordered online. Spots are limited for each party; registration is required and can be done by calling (813) 6844282 or by ordering tickets online.The Good Samaritan Mission a 501(c)3 will have the 1st annual Family Salsa Fest on Saturday, March 31. The festival will take place on the grounds of the Good Samaritan Mission located at 14920 Balm Wimauma Road, Wimauma. For the past 27 years, the Good Samaritan Mission has dramatically impacted the lives of individuals and families, regardless of race, creed and socio-economic status. The Good Samaritan Mission has accomplished this goal by providing at no charge, essentials such as food, clothes, counseling, education and vocational programs to anyone in need. For more information, email Kathy@ familysalsafest.com or visit them on the web at www.familysalsafest.com.Check out the Family Salsa Fest Curves holds 14th Annual Food DriveEvent to benefit local food bank offers $0 joining fee to new mem bers and provides existing mem bers a way to give back to their community Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last years donations. Each club, including Curves of Ruskin, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Ruskin will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank from March 12-25. Curves of Ruskin is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our members, so the food drive is a natural extension of that commitment to the whole commu nity, said a Curves of Ruskin staff member. For more information about Curves of Ruskin, 761 Cortaro Dr., and the 2012 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Ruskin staff member at (813) 633-9771 or 9B2HDN@curvesmail.com. For more information about Curves, visit www.curves.com.Manatee RV Park to host danceThe Manatee RV Park will host a social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Bring your own refreshments, ice will be provided. A $4 per person donation requested. The public is invited. Directions: 4 miles north of I-275 or 7 miles south of Ruskin. For more information, call J. Sullivan at (813) 649-9150.

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MARCH 8, 2012 9 I F Y O U A R E C O NC E R NE D A B OUT A SK I N GR O W T H W E W O UL D BE H A P P Y T O E V A L U A T E I T F O R Y O U C A L L T O D A Y F O R A F R E E S K I N C A N C E R S C R E E N I N G !N O W A C C EPT I N G A V M E D I N S U R A N C EHo w a r d A O r i b a M .D | Mi cha e l G C a r u so M .D | Le sl e e Ba u t e P A .T h e S k in C a n ce r Ce nt e r s / D e r m a t ol o g y A s soc i a t es4 0 0 2 S u n C i t y Cen t e r B l v d U nit 1 0 2 S u n C i t y C e n t e r F L 3 3 5 7 3( O n e B l o c k W e s t o f the H o s p i tal )8 1 3 6 3 4 1 455 S I G N U P F O R A F R E E S K I N C A N C E R SCR EEN I N GBR I N G T H I S C O U P ON I N T O R E CEIVE A F R E E G I F T I am convinced that for everything there is a reason. Sometimes, however, it seems like our minds are simply too small to grasp the reason there is a much larger system at play than we can possibly understand. I fear, however, that for a small number of us, our already small minds are growing smaller still. In this tenuous economy, some people are closing ranks and doing what they can to protect what is theirs. The I got mine attitude has always existed, but it seems a more mainstream attitude today. It is unflattering, in my opinion. An estimated 46 million Americans are living in poverty those people are Americans, citizens of worlds wealthiest nation. But were broke! is often the cry when it comes to fundamental functions of our government. No, we arent. No other nation on Earth comes close to the economic power of the United States. At an estimated $15.1 trillion dollars, our economy remains the worlds largest. China, often bandied about as rising to push the U.S. from the worlds top spot, is currently the worlds second largest economy estimated to be $7.3 trillion or less than half that of the United States. Ours is a wealthy and blessed nation by any and every measure. I know with certainty that some of the 46 million Americans living in poverty are there due to their own poor decisions or due simply to a lack of willingness to make things better for themselves. But I also know that most of them would do anything to make their own American Dream come true. Sometimes people just need a little help and with that there is no magic bullet. There is no switch to flip that will make things better in an instant. Help comes in many forms, from food stamps to education assistance, and it may require many years. Heres the kicker: poverty is not restricted to those living in camps in the mangroves or in homeless shelters. More and more, poverty can be found on your street in the homes of your neighbors. People are hurting and are having to make difficult decisions about whether to buy gasoline or food. Thats nearly one in six of us, folks. That alone says something is wrong and needs to be put right. This nation cant possibly prosper with such a statistic. A lifetime of handouts wont work, but somehow opportunity needs to be restored. We need to restore our faith in ourselves. If people are to pick themselves up by their own bootstraps, they really need to have bootstraps in the first place. I know there are those still willing to invest in and bet on Americans. If there was a reason for this economic downturn, I havent discovered it yet, but I feel certain that something good and long-lasting will come from it eventually. Perhaps the good will be that some people will find their own hearts. Because the truth is, almost none of us are immune, and almost all of us could be among those needing a hand given any number of unfortunate sets of circumstances. There, but for the grace of God, go I. I dont know what good could possibly come from the tornadoes that killed an estimated 39 people in the Midwest and South last week. When a 14-month-old baby named Angel was found alive in a field, we were all given a ray of hope that miracles do still happen, even in this age of growing anger and cynicism. But then, Angel died surrounded by family members who survived the storms. She was surrounded with love from them and from an entire nation. I cant explain why that hope appeared to be taken from us, and I certainly cant understand why a little innocent child died. In all frankness, I dont know why God didnt save her; I dont know why God didnt answer the prayers of thousands who Im sure were praying for her. But I have faith there is a reason. I have faith that from this innocent child, there is something to be learned and gained for all of us. I have faith she has something to teach us because, when it comes to such matters, I know in my heart that a child will lead us. I dont know why a bullet fell from the sky and struck a 12-yearold boy standing in his own yard in Ruskin. Few places embody peace and tranquility as does the yard at Diego Durans home. But I am convinced that Diego has much to offer the world through both the tragedy and his inspirational recovery. For those wondering what has happened to families that care for and take care of each other, families in which parents love and teach their children, and families that do the right thing for each other and the community; I can tell you with absolute clarity those families still exist and Diegos family is one of them. Diego is a polite, articulate, sensitive and intelligent young man who drew a blow that he never saw coming and in no way deserved. Certainly, no child would deserve it. But if there is anything positive that can come from it, Diego and his parents will find it and more importantly, they will share it. I wish 46 million Americans werent living in poverty. I wish the innocent baby in Indiana had survived. I wish a bullet had never struck Diego Duran. My wishes cant change any of that, but I can change myself and, maybe, I can change my corner of the world. I can reach out to those in need, I can shed tears for those weve lost, and I can pray for those hurting and recovering. I cant change the world, but I can change myself. I can be a better person. I will try to remember the lessons I see in the things that I cant understand. I will try to expand my small mind. There is something good to be found in the worst of all possible things. I believe we will find it and we will be better for it. I dont believe that God causes bad things to happen, but I do believe He gives us opportunities to help set things right. We should take them. P.S.: Speaking of good things I was wrong a few weeks ago when I mentioned a new housing development going up on Shell Point Road in Ruskin. My error was first pointed out by a gracious reader and then was illustrated by the signs that went up. It isnt a housing development at all, it is a project by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Hillsborough County Parks Department and the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission to restore a piece of old Florida. The Bahia Beach Restoration Project is a multi-year project that will allow us all to experience a small piece of Florida as it was a Something goodWe may not be able to do much to stop bad things from happening but we can help make things right when they do. With each sunrise, it is always morning in America again.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOcentury ago. I was wrong in my assumption and, most importantly, was wrong to assume that this county and state had no interest in saving any of what Florida was. Im glad I was wrong. Something good is going on there. By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net

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10 MARCH 8, 2012 www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Friday, March 9 7-11 p.m. Calvin O Saturday, March 10 5-7 p.m. Steak Dinner 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 16 7-11 p.m. Live Band Saturday, March 17 4-7 p.m. St. Patricks Day Corned Beef Dinner 7-11 p.m. St. Patricks Day Party with Kim Mullins Friday, March 23 7-11 p.m. Del and Gary Saturday, March 24 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, March 30 7-11 p.m. Shine On Saturday, March 31 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS Enter the Worlds of the Maya Occupy Wall Street is the topic Made in America Spring Concert planned Academic Festival Overture -Capriccio Espagnol -October -Polovtsian Dances NE., Ruskin. the door. South Shore Orchestra holds make-up concert Daughters of the American Revolution welcome new members Left to right: Linda Dolph, Becky Leichtman, Pat Friedriechsen, and State Regent Donna Cullen. BUSINESS SLOW?Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111

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Filing No Charge (39 yrs exp.)Located in the Payant Financial Plaza1653 Sun City Center Plaza, SCC, FL 33573 Men and Womens Bible StudiesVisit www.SouthBay.cc to register online and for more details. Childcare is available by reservation, call 677-0721.SOUTH BAY CHURCH MEN: Every Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Beginning March 13Every Mans BattleWOMEN: Tuesdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Beginning March 27 (6 week study)The Virtuous Woman: Shattering the Superwoman Myth by Vicki Courtney. Workbook $10. Tuesdays 7 p.m. Beginning March 27 Experiencing GodVisit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery Training; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much more Complete Roong Services $100 OFF Re-Roofs only Since 1991 Roong813-986-8009 CCC057203 illness, divorce, loss of a job and relocating. Yet, somehow we conjure up our bravery and strength and make it through these major changes. Its the small things that often seem to overwhelm us. For Husband, its speed bumps and drivers who do not accelerate on an onramp to merge with traffic on the Interstate. Hes also not very patient with electronics that dont work. My pet peeves are stoplights, people who dont pick up their dogs poop, and weeds in my garden. I also feel that vein in my neck pulse when my smart phone proves once again that it is smarter than I am. Head Volunteer Tony goes nuts over people who dont say thank you after hes done them a favor, and the battery on his leaf blower that wont hold a charge. Its a daily battle between him and the oak leaves in the Chamber parking lot and he rarely wins. Office Manager Kristy gets cranky with her computer and folks who rent our banquet room but dont clean up after themselves. Dirt gets her going, too. The bottom line is, we will never be able to eliminate stress in our lives. We just have to learn how to react to it in a way that isnt harmful. Me? Im going to beat this Daylight Savings thing by setting the alarm 15 minutes earlier on Thursday, another 15 on Friday and another 15 on Saturday so Sunday isnt so traumatic. Maybe Ill even make it to church on time for a change!TECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessAs if having a Leap Day last week wasnt enough to get your system out of whack, this weekend we spring forward an hour into Daylight Savings Time. Fall back, I can handle; that extra hour of sleep is divine. But losing an hour of precious sleep just seems cruel. Now, instead of getting up at 6 a.m., Ill really be getting up at 5 a.m. Dressing in the dark was never my forte imagine arriving at work with one black shoe and one navy blue shoe And is it just me or do you have a hard time going to bed at 10 p.m. when your body says its only 9 p.m.? It truly does take an entire week for me to adjust to the time difference. I do not understand how people can jet all over the country and the world and function with any common sense at all. The one good thing about Daylight Savings Time is it stays lighter longer in the evenings. Which means Husband and I can safely ride our new bicycles when we get home from work. Its nice to be able to ride down to the South Club, have dinner, and ride back without having to gulp our food in order to beat the sun. So there are pros and cons to having to adjust to even the slightest difference in our lives. If adjusting to just one hour of time can wreak havoc in our lives, imagine what the BIG changes do to us. Researchers will tell you the most stressful thing to endure is the death of a loved one, followed by critical Dana Dittmar Mississippi River cruise offers on-board Civil War expert Jayne Kirse, Manager of Sun City Center Travelworld, welcomes Dr. Michael J. Deeb to the crew of the Great American Steamboat Company American Queen in conjunction with Sun City Center Travelworld. Dr. Deeb will be an on-board Civil War lecturer for the New Orleans to Louisville river cruise this August, and invites anyone with interest in the Mississippi River or Civil War to join him. Mississippi River cruise information can be obtained by calling Travelworld at (813) 634-3318. Jayne Kirse, Manager of Sun City Center Travelworld, and Dr. Michael J. Deeb Civil War lecturer.The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted a Direct Drive by The Oliver Group. This organized membership drive was the most successful membership drive in the 46 year history of this chamber! With much help from current members and staff, working together, 167 new members joined the Riverview Chamber in two days; this is a 44% increase in membership, bringing the total GRCC membership to 547 members. They also enjoy having fun and are very competitive. Seven teams raced to bring in the most new members. The Chamber Champions Team with Captain Lisa Kennedy of Alley Cat Pest Control and the current Honorary Mayor of Riverview secured 46 new members. The second place Riverview Raiders Team diligently worked to bring in 43 new members. Over this two day drive, GRCC member Sandy Lee, Integrity Insurance and Investments signed up 14 new members and won a 32 Flat Screen TV for securing the most new members. Erik Butler, the Take Out Butler and Ed Booth, Huth and Booth Photography each signed up 13 new members. Established in 1966, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce has a long history of making a difference. The purpose of the chamber is to create a family environment that ensures the success of the community, and their members. Adhering to core values of leadership, fun, teamwork, diversity and integrity, they promote the economic, civic, commercial, industrial and educational interests of the Greater Riverview area. To achieve this end, the chamber recognizes that their strength is not only measured by the commitment they have to members but by the support and involvement of their members in the GRCC as well.Greater Riverview Chamber completes record setting membership driveThe Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce office is located in the Boardwalk Offices of Riverview, conveniently located off of Gibsonton Drive east of I-75 in Riverview; stop in between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit www. RiverviewChamber.com for more information.BUSINESS NEWS

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SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights March 8-14 X 12 MARCH 8, 2012Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Family Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers. A fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create!* Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will have a creative afternoon with art educator Margit Redlawsk. Students will create an art project to take home. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Creative Artists: Lets Create!* Creative Artists, 7-10 years, join art educator Margit Redlawsk and create an art project to take home. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years, will join an art instructor and have a fun morning creating an art project. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Baby Time For children ages 0-20 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. Crafternoon For children in grades K-5. Join the childrens librarian and create colorful and fun crafts to take home with you. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. This is spring break week. Toddler Time For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. The Fairy Tales of Grimm For children in grades K-5. Join them as they bring these fairy tales to life. You will be transported back in time to Snow White, Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel through laughter and audience participation. Groups must register in advance. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library and the Development Committee of the Friends. This is spring break week. Presenter: Atlantic Coast Theatre. *Funding is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Out There!-NWF, and Lets Move Outside inspired initiative. Camp Bayou is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park before the Countys ELAP program purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, membership and grants, the Center offers pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families plus its open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ThursdaySaturday for passive recreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is managed by the newly created, non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (BOLD), in a public-private partnership with the non-profit Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. (RCDF) and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of S.R. 674 at the end of 24th St. SE in Ruskin. More information is on the web at www.campbayou.org or call (813) 641-8545. Enjoy some great family-friendly outdoor activities and have some fun learning about the outdoor wonders of Florida at the Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center during their Spring Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 with free admission. In addition to the everyday options for nature walks, geocaching, letterboxing, photo display, nature center, native plant nursery, browsing their historical exhibits in the Native Peoples Camp and Fishing Cabins, there will be special event activities. The Crocheted Coral Reef Project has begun at Camp Bayou. Participants will use the unique qualities of crochet to learn how to create a simulated coral reef. Finished pieces will be added to the exhibit at the Florida Craftsman Gallery in St. Pete this summer. The exhibit is a satellite of the original crocheted reef that was the brainchild of mathematician Margaret Wertheim and her sister. For the younger set, there will be several nature craft, game and activity tables set out on the lawn. Eagle Audubon Society members, who are long-time support-Camp Bayou to hold Spring Open Houseers, will be available in the Butterfly Habitat to talk about the plants and butterflies at Camp Bayou. Learn about the state-wide private environmental education organization known as LEEF, League of Environmental Educators in Florida and hear about their upcoming conference. During the lunch hour, the new non-profit that has formed to manage Camp Bayou programs will be introduced -Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. It consists of the same volunteer staff that existed under the original non-profit, the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc., but is moving in a more self-sufficient direction. Founding supporters who sign up during the Open House will receive a small, but special, token of appreciation. Other scheduled activities include: Themed guided walks: 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. River netting: 10 a.m. Cart tours: on the half hour starting at 9:30 a.m. These activities are part of a Get Outdoors Florida!, Lets GOC&N, No Child Left Inside, Be Visitors ready for a tour during a past event.Lennard FFA chapter takes second in Tractor Safety and Operations ContestI was driven by my goal to do better than last year, as well as my passion for competing and driving, said Kyle Bowman had this to say after competing in the FFA District level Tractor Safety and Operations contest. The event was held at the HCC campus in Plant City on Jan. 24. After practicing for months, Kyle was ecstatic to be able to represent the Lennard FFA Chapter. After he advanced to the District level through months of practice, continued from his first place victory at the sub-district level, Kyle felt he was ready. I drove mock courses approximately three times a week, and studied questions, preparing for districts. Competitors in this contest were required to complete a written exam on tractor operation and safety, answer three randomly selected oral questions, and then demonstrate their knowledge of tractor operations by successfully driving a preset course. Kyle placed second overall in the event, earning a red ribbon for the chapter. 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.

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MARCH 8, 2012 13 Keller Williams Realty S. Shore1603 Sun City Center PlazaPainting the Town Red on March 10 and 11, 2012Open For Viewing March 11, 1-4 PM Price Bed Bath Garage 401 Dorchester Place #63 32,000 1 2449 Gloucester Blvd 52,000 2 2 2505 Langtree Ct. 69,000 2 2 2 1436 Leland Dr 78,000 2 2 22411 Nantucket Fields Way 78,900 2 2 1 2323 Lancaster Dr 79,500 2 2 2 627 McDaniel St 88,000 2 2 2 2431 New Haven Cir 94,900 2 2 2 1009 Radison Ave 94,900 2 2 2644 McDaniel St. 99,900 2+den 2 2 2229 Brookfield Greens Cir 117,500 2 2 21257 Lyndhurst Greens Dr 129,900 2 2 2 1238 Fairway Greens Dr 135,900 3 2 2 2017 Acadia Greens Dr. 149,000 3 2 2 2103 Sifield Greens Way 193,000 3 2 2 604 Masterpiece Dr 84,900 2 2 2 2415 Oxford Down Ct 103,000 2+den 2 2 1919 Acadia Greens Dr 239,000 2+den 2 2 2403 Old Nantucket 85,700 2 2 2 2207 Sifield Greens Way 179,900 2 2 2 2312 Marksmen Ct $1,100 mo/annual Rental2323 Lancaster Dr $1,000mo/annual RentalOPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Price Beds Baths1574 Council Dr. 43,500 1 1 209 Genet Ct. 64,900 2 2 823 La Jolla Ave. 68,500 2 2 632 Oakmont Ave. 82,000 2 21520 W Del Webb Blvd. 84,900 2 2 1514 Belle Glade Ave. 94,900 2 2 1705 New Bedford Dr. 94,900 2 2 1603 Woodmar Dr. 114,900 2 2 1807 Wolf Laurel Dr. 119,900 2 2 711 Sahara Dr. 119,900 2 2 503 Shea Pl. 139,900 3 2 1812 Bunker Hill Dr. 139,900 2 2 704 Plumbrook Rd. 149,900 2 2 1958 Wolf Laurel Dr. 172,500 2 2 1215 Jasmine Creek Ct. 225,000 2 2 2001 Captiva Ct. 229,900 2 2 2211 Myrtle Vista Ct. 269,000 3 3Open For Viewing March 10 1-4 PM Price Bed Bath Garage404 S. Pebble Beach Blvd 89,900 2 2 2 723 BelAir 89,900 2 2 1714 Flamingo Ln 90,000 2 2 2 313 Green Manor Dr 90,000 2 2 2 1620 Woodmar 104,900 2 2 2 1207 Wild Feather Ln 109,000 2 2 2 1214 Fordham 109,900 2 2 2 638 LaJolla Ave 113,500 2 2 2 1722 Atrium Dr 115,000 2 2 1 1512 Del Webb W 119,900 2 2 2 1541 Chevy Chase Dr. 69,900 2 2 1.5 1420 Bluewater Dr 139,500 2 2 2 2334 Emerald Lake Dr 144,900 2 2 2707 Elkhorn Dr -REDUCED 169,900 2 2 2 2318 Emerald Lake Dr 170,000 2 2 2 1129 Emerald Dunes 190,000 3 2 2 2413 Del Webb E 219,900 2+den 2 2 1152 Emerald Dunes 224,900 2+den 2 2 1033 Regal Manor Way 229,900 2+den 2 2 1923 S. Pebble Beach 230,000 3 2 2 2042 Berry Roberts Dr 239,900 2 2 2 908 LaJolla 89,900 2 2 2 308 Stroll Dr 99,000 2 2 1 679 Allegheny Dr 107,000 2 2 2 2415 Del Webb E 135,000 2+den 2 2 409 Stoneham Dr 165,000 2 2 2 1832 Wolf Laurel 169,900 2 2 2 2019 New Bedford 205,000 3 2 2 1209 Wild Feather Ln 109,000 2 2 2 1254 Del Webb W 129,900 2 2 2Each house will have an agent. We will be having a raffle and there will be registration for the raffle at each house so the more houses you go to the more chances to win. If you do not have access to Kings Point call the office 633-4200 or visit us at 1603 Sun City Center Plaza for escort.Come to each property and have an opportunity to win the raffle prize No Hidden Fees, No Transaction Fees for Buyers or Sellers Keller Williams #1 in Sun City CenterYour local Keller Williams Agents: Angie Cole, Travis Bunn, Debi Tourangeau, Judi Brogden, Jerry Clifton, Carole Wettach, Lexie Hagman, Maribeth Reeder, Bob Totero, Susie Collins, Charley Collins, Larry Bruni, Pam Reno, Colleen Schmeiser, Gail Green, Sharon Van Loan, Sam Provan, Nora Nelson, Nicki Kaukonen, Tom Zuidema, Marianne Crowe, Helen McDowell, Bob Gardiner, Flo Vachon, Kathy McGartland, Neal Shaffer, Judie McFarland, Tom McFarlandInventory is LOW-Thinking about listing -Now is the timeCALL TODAY FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSIS I began envisioning myself as a David Hasselhoff-esque figure from the 1980s television show Knight Rider with my car, Kit, already revving the engine ready to blast us both off the train. Just before I was fully engulfed in madness, a miracle happened. My seatmate got up to discard an empty yogurt container. I bolted (and might have laughed maniacally as I passed her in the aisle). The train lurched forward as I exited the doors of the car, nearly causing me to topple into a porter. The next stop was 900 miles down the tracks in Sanford, Florida. You wouldnt know, uh, if theres an, uh, aisle seat available somewhere? I asked the porter. Clearly, she was familiar with the look of insanity on my face because she smiled and said, Youll find a seat. We want you to be comfortable. Although I believed her sentiment, I didnt share her faith. Last night I had been told the train was sold out. I decided to make my way towards the lounge car. On the way there, I saw several seats that were physically unoccupied but all contained the unmistakable signs of occupation luggage, pillows and blankets were this trains version of Do Not Disturb signs. And then, almost like a mirage glowing in the late afternoon Virginia sunlight, there were two seats completely devoid of people or their detritus. They were manna from heaven to a starving man, a refuge from madness, but were they really available? Gingerly, I sat down in the aisle seat. Every time I saw someone walking down the aisle, I prepared to be rousted. The lounge car was doing a brisk business, which meant that many people began their trip with libations. I was expecting to be called out as an interloper by a mildly intoxicated fellow passenger. Before boarding the train, I asked about the possibility of getting a roomette. I was told the sleeper cars were sold out, but I could be placed on a stand-by list. The ticket agent told me it would cost an additional $258 if I were lucky enough to get one. I hesitated, thinking that for $258 I could take anything for a mere 18 hours until the train stopped in Florida. Obviously, I couldnt. I nearly lost my mind in the first five minutes of boarding, and now I was fidgeting in a seat that apparently belonged to someone else. After some time had passed, I noticed a man across the aisle spreading out across two seats of his own. I asked him if he knew if anyone had been sitting in the seats I found. I think they are yours, he said with an understanding smile. I was on the standby list for a roomette, too. The packed train station in Lorton, Virginia, emptied quickly when the call was made to begin boarding. Those of us on the standby list were told to wait on the chance that someone with reservations for a sleeper car would fail to show. While a handful of desperate-looking people remained in the now eerily quiet station, I argued with myself about the needlessness of squandering $258. I neednt have worried the ticket agent approached me and said, Go ahead and board now. There were no cancellations. Last year my wife and I made our first trip on the Auto Train and it was a wonderful experience. We booked a roomette and enjoyed the many amenities of first class travel on Amtrak. The train ride itself was as much of an adventure as was visiting nearby Washington, D.C. We were both sad when the train rolled to a stop in Florida and the trip was over. But now, I had learned much. The first and foremost lesson was that if you travel single on the Auto Train, do not, under any circumstances, end up with a window seat on a full train. Sitting next to a stranger will doom you to a nice, wide, comfortable seat that rapidly becomes a prison. Of course, the aisle seat has limitations, too. The electrical outlets for plugging in a computer or a cell phone are right next to the window. Thus, the aisle seat passenger would have to run cords over the already tormented and trapped windowseat passenger. Or, they could just let their electronics die a small tradeoff, I guess, to being trapped for nearly a thousand miles. Now free, I wandered the train at will. During my travels, I noticed a young man, wideawake, sitting in a window seat. His seatmate, an elderly man, was sleeping in the aisle seat. The young mans eyes were wide open and I detected hints of insanity in them. He was trapped. I noticed that some people in the lounge car never seemed to leave I had no doubt they were window seat passengers with no intention of returning to their wide, comfortable prisons. One man appeared to be making preparations to sleep in the glassenclosed smoking section on the lower level of the car. The porters wish that I be comfortable had come true. Although dinner in coach lacked the linen tablecloths and the splendor of first class, it was excellent and the table was adorned with a complimentary carafe of wine. As a single traveler, I was assigned to a table with a party of three: a man, woman and their grandchild traveling to Florida during the childs spring break. We all shared good conversation and the grandfather and I shared the wine. After dinner, I returned to the seats that I felt comfortable were now mine and sat in the window seat to watch the eastern Planes, trains and Craigslist See PLANES, TRAINS, ETC. page 17 My new-to-me car joined 153 other vehicles making the trip from Virginia to Florida on the Auto Train that day. I was relieved to see that it started OK after we arrived in Sanford. Trapped by a snoozing stranger in the aisle seat, a window seat could quickly become prison-like. But there are certainly benefits in having an unfettered view of the passing countryside.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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MARCH 8, 2012 17 seaboard roll past. Through the countryside, small towns and big cities, I saw anew from that window the beauty of this nation. From that window, I saw potential in decaying downtowns and life in its most normal state in passing neighborhoods. As the sky darkened, the lights on the train were dimmed and people settled in to watch movies on their computers or in the lounge car, or simply to fade off to sleep in their seats. By that time, several passengers, both young and old, were padding the aisles in their jammies. At 5:15 a.m., I made my way to the lounge car for coffee and noticed several people sleeping in the booths. The man I had seen earlier had indeed slept in the glassed-off smoking section. By 6 a.m., the doors between the cars began to shush open as a steady stream of passengers made their way to the lounge car for coffee. Next to the coffee machines were large bowls piled high with apples, bananas and oranges. By 6:30 a.m., families with children were making their way down the aisle, the children wobbling against the motion of the train like small human bumper cars. A continental breakfast was available in the dining cars. By 7 a.m., it was a veritable exodus with people lining up to pass each other in the aisle. It was time to wake up, even for the deepest sleepers. Coach class isnt uncomfortable (assuming you dont get trapped in a window seat with a snoozing stranger in the aisle seat). There is plenty of legroom, even when the passengers ahead fully recline their seats. There is certainly more legroom in Amtrak coach class than would be found in first class on most airlines. But while it isnt uncomfortable, it also lacks a certain romance. Having your own place on the train does much to make travel an adventure rather than mere transportation. On my previous trip, I wasnt ready for it to end. On this trip, I was happy when the train pulled into the station in Sanford. Snowstorms, lying in parking lots attempting to diagnose car problems, and motels next to auto parts stores felt a world away when I emerged into the Florida sunshine to join the crowd waiting for our vehicles to be driven off the enormous car carriers. I felt more than a little shallow and weak for nearly losing my mind in the first few minutes of the trip. As I watched my car being driven down the ramp, I saw the young man I had noticed earlier in the window seat. The wild look in his eyes was dimmed only by the bags under them. He was clearly overjoyed to be free of the seat-prison created by his sleeping seatmate. I was in Florida all the same and was $258 richer than if I had been in a roomette. Although Im convinced my adventures in buying old, used cars over the Internet in faraway places have come to an end, Ill happily take the Auto Train again at the first opportunity. The $258 I just saved will pay for a roomette. Writers note: For snowbirds considering the Auto Train as a means to return to homes in the north, the time to book your tickets is now. Tickets for the northbound trains are already heavily booked up for the next few months, and, of course, the sleeper cars are the first to go. Visit Amtrak at www.amtrak.com. As for my car, shortly after arriving home from the Auto Train, I plugged in a $3 switch I had previously picked up at a junkyard. The headlights fired right up. In the dining car of the Auto Train. Dinner in coach class didnt have the the linen table cloths and other niceties of first class, but the meal was excellent, as was the companionship of some new friends and the complimentary carafes of wine. Left, my accomodations (and attitude) in coach class markedly improved once I miraculously found my own row of seats on the crowded train. Right, my newto-me car joined 153 others on the Auto Train that day. Planes, trains, etc... MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSMy new car.

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18 MARCH 8, 2012 www.staylittleharbor.com Try our new$8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.We have expanded to include: p.p. Nobody else sells this quality at this price. SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.$15.95sq. ft.InstalledPAINTED SOLID SHUTTERSWill not warp or crack Usable in wet applications PLEASE COMPARISON SHOP! The Importance of Colorectal Cancer ScreeningsPresented by Dr. Ashok Dhaduvai, Gastroenterologist at South Bay HospitalMarch is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Celebrate by learning about the importance of prevention and early detection.March 29th, 12:00 1:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106, Sun City Center. (Behind South Bay Hospital) F r ee lun c h and gi v e a w a y s p r o v ide d t o all a t t endee s T o r egis t er f or t h e semi n ar s c all 18 88-685-1595 D i ne w i t h the Doctor Stitches from the heart on display at Southshore LibraryThe latest exhibit at the SouthShore Regional Library is a stunning display of handmade quilts entitled the Fiber Arts Group Show. The exhibit is in two parts both in the Crawford Gallery at the back of the library and the Community Gallery in the front. The Community Gallery contains a display of quilts by the Kings Point Quilters with a theme of Celebrate America. That exhibit will run through March 30. The Crawford Gallery has a juried show with ten artists from Apollo Beach, Sun City Center and Brandon in an exhibit that will run through April 26. This is the librarys first Fiber Arts show and it is one well worth seeing for the amazing color and detail alone. The SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. For information call 813273-3652.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS MELODY JAMESON PHOTORuskin Womans Club memorabilia fills wall at History CenterMembers of the Ruskin Womans Club turned back the clock a full century on Sunday when they introduced an exhibit of historic items that charts their centennial of South County service and fills an entire wall in the Tampa Bay History Center. Dressing the part were (from left): Bonnie Cumbey, Barbara Diana, Bobbie Nell Strong, Nancy Vance, Wilma Wood, Betty Jo Council, Cathy Wiles, Pat Keel, Sharron Sweat and Iris Young. The display will remain in place on the second floor of the history center located in Tampas Channel District during March and be re-assembled in the organizations historic Ruskin headquarters for its 100 year open house celebrations April 20 22.

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MARCH 8, 2012 19 We are a AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterAt Home Auto Care, Inc.(813) 645-0339 The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce presents the 20th Annual March 10 1110 a.m. 5 p.m.TECO SouthShore Community Events Center Tickets: $5Kids under 12 are FREETickets can be purchased at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce for this innovative showcase of ne arts and ne crafts which draws talent from all across the country.or email southshoreadmin@tampabay.rr.comAdditional sponsors include: ServiceMaster 24, Raymond Forklift, Kids R Kids SouthShore, Tampa Crosstie & Landscape, JJ Taylor, Sams Club Riverview Carefree bathing is just a step away813-448-3711 CARDS CARDS The Safer Bathing SolutionIf you have arthritis, a general loss of mobility or just getting in and out of your bath is too dicult, Lifestyle Remodeling has a selection of walk-in tubs especially for you! As a preferred provider of quality walk-in tubs in West Central Florida, Lifestyle Remodeling oers a complete line of walk-in tubs, superior to the tubs you see on TV...all at prices that t your lifestyle and budget. Just open the door, step in, and enjoy a nice hot bath! License #CGC1518164TAKE THE SAFE STEP TO YOUR INDEPENDENCE Lifestyle Remodeling FREE Your Installed Walk-In Tub Expo helps seniors avoid scamsRepresentatives from several law enforcement and state consumer protection agencies gathered at MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Kings Point on Feb. 28 to help seniors avoid becoming the victims of scams and other financial crimes. The expo, sponsored by Sun Towers and the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, was free to all area seniors. Above left, Joseph Cunningham, Regional Administrator with the Tampa Bay / Fort Myers Bureau of Investigation discusses pitfalls that seniors should avoid when purchasing insurance products and dealing with insurance agents. Above right, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office Sun City Center Community Resource Deputy Chris Girard stands for seniors during the expo. The event covered several topics in 15 minute discussions and allowed time for seniors to ask questions and gather further information. Dear Editor: In response to an article in USA Today... The Postal Service is warning it will lose as much as $18.2 billion a year by 2015 unless it can cut Saturday delivery, slow first-class mail by a day and raise stamp prices by up to 5 cents. In a letter to Congress, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe described a five-year cost-cutting plan that would close up to 252 processing centers and 3,700 post offices. ...There are three post offices in our area -Ruskin, Sun City Center, and Wimauma -all within three miles of each other, each with its own zip code. If cuts get made in the 3,700 post offices, which of the three stand the greatest chance of closing based on: 1) daily mail volume, 2) annual mail volume, 3) accessibility in terms of other shopping, 4) convenience, 5) access by golf carts (some peoples only mode of transportation)? Edward J. Davis, Sun City CenterPostal Service losing money Letter to the Editor:

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6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips 4 ounces cooked ham, cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 9-inch deep-dish pie shell, homemade or storebought, chilled 1-1/3 cups heavy whipping cream 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg In large skillet over mediumlow heat, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until crisped, 10 to 12 minutes. Use slotted spoon to transfer bacon to large bowl. Add ham and heat, stirring occasion ally, until browned, 3 or 4 minutes. 16 MARCH 8, 2012 21 In America, the ham sandwich reigns supreme. For Easter leftovers, think beyond the classic ham and cheese with these inspired takes: Ham and Brie Baguettes: For a French-inspired lunch, cut open a sliced Brie, mixed greens, and a mixture of honey and Dijon mustard. Ham Reuben: Make your ham sandwich corner-deli style. Combine sliced ham, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on rye bread grill the sandwich if you like. Ham, Cheddar and Chutney Quesadillas: For a ham melt with with sliced ham, shredded cheddar, and store-bought chutney, and heat through until cheddar is melted. Thyme-Basted Ham with Roasted GrapesServes: 15 to 20 (4-ounce servings) Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 2 to 2-1/2 hours 6 to 8 pound cooked bone-in ham, trimmed Pepper 1/2 cup grape jelly 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), cut into 4 to 6 pieces 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 3 cups whole grapes, red, green, or a combination 4 shallots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices Preheat oven to 325F. Position rack in lower third of oven. score a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch deep into any fat. Season with pepper and bake for 1-1/2 hours. Meanwhile, in small saucepan over medium heat, combine jelly, butter and thyme, whisking occasionally until jelly and butter melt together and mixture comes to a gentle boil, 1 to 2 minutes. Cover and set aside. In medium bowl, combine the grapes and shallots. Set aside. Baste ham with jelly mixture. Continue baking, basting the jelly mixture and/or pan juices about every 15 minutes. When ham temperature reaches 120F, add grapes and shallots to roasting pan, stirring to coat with pan juices. Continue baking and basting until internal ham temper ature reaches 140F, 15 to 18 minutes per pound total cooking time. Remove ham from oven, transfer to cutting board, and let rest 15 to 30 minutes. (If grapes and shallots arent tender yet, return roasting pan to oven.) Slice enough ham to serve and arrange on plates or a platter. Season roasted grape, shallot, and pan juice mixture with pepper and spoon some on top of ham. Serve remaining grape mixture on the side. Serving Suggestions: Serve with roast potatoes, fresh peas or steamed asparagus. If youre cooking for a smaller crowd, use ham steaks instead, basted with a smaller amount of the jelly mixture. Nutrition per serving: Calories: 280; Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4.5g; Cholesterol: 105mg; Sodium: 2040mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Protein: 33g; Fiber: 0g Serves: 4 to 6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 to 10 minutes 4 ounces cooked ham, cut into 1/4-inch dice 3 cups peas, fresh or frozen 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), cut into 4 to 6 pieces 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh tarragon, plus sprigs for garnish Salt and pepper Bring medium saucepan of well-salted water to a boil over high heat. Add peas and cook until tender, 3 to 8 minutes depending on size of peas. Drain peas, reserving 2 tablespoons cooking water. Return peas and cooking water to saucepan. Add ham, butter, mint and tarragon, stirring until butter melts. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl, garnish with mint and tarragon sprigs, and serve. Serving Suggestions: Adapt this recipe to your taste by experimenting with other light and delicate herbs try cilantro, parsley, chives or a combination. Nutrition per serving: Calories: 200; Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 40mg; Sodium: 85mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Protein: 11g; Fiber: 6g Serves: 6 to 8 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 13/4 hours Use slotted spoon to transfer to bowl with bacon. Add onion, salt and pepper to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 3 or 4 minutes. Reduce heat to very low and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden brown and very tender, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer onion to bowl with bacon and ham and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350F. Place pie shell on rimmed baking sheet and bake until pastry is pale gold along the rim, 20 to 25 minutes. Add cream, eggs and nutmeg to bowl with bacon, ham and onion, whisking to combine. Remove shell from oven (leave oven on). Pour cream mixture into shell and bake until top is golden and a knife inserted into center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Serving Suggestions: This versatile tart serves as a main dish, or can play a sup porting role to a holiday ham. To dress up the presentation, make the Nutrition per serving: Calories: 400; Fat: 31g; Saturated Fat: 15g; Cholesterol: 180mg; Sodium: 550mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Protein: 13g; Fiber: 1gHam and Peas with Mint and Tarragon Ham, Bacon, and Caramelized Onion Tart Build a Better SandwichAn elegant Easter feast

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Talk to your doctor or pharmacist: Find out if the medications youre taking are available in a generic form or a less expensive brand-name drug (you can also look this up online at sites like destinationrx.com). About 75 percent of all premiums drugs on the mar ket today have a lower-cost alter native. Switching could save you between 20 and 90 percent. Many chains like Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, Kmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger sell hundreds of generics for as little as $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply. Another cost cutter is to buy your medications in bulk. Many phar macies give discounts if you buy a three-month supply of drugs ver sus a 30-day supply. Also, find out if the pills youre taking can be cut in half. Pill splitting allows you to get two months worth of medicine for the price of one. Shop around: Drug prices can vary from drugstore to drugstore, so its definitely worth your time to compare prices at the different pharmacies in your area. Using U.S.-based online pharmacies are another way to save 25 percent or more. Drugstore.com and familymeds.com are two good sites that provide solid savings, but there are dozens to choose from. If you opt for an online pharmacy, be sure you purchase from ones that have the VIPPS seal of approval (see vipps.info) from the National Association of Board of Pharmacy. Seniors enrolled in a Medicare prescription drug plan also need to make sure the online pharmacy theyre buying from is included in their network. Otherwise, the pur chase may not count toward their deductible. Dear Savvy Senior What tips can you recommend to help me save on my drug costs? Im 62 years old, and currently take six different prescription medications that I can barely afford. Poorly Insured Dear Poorly, There are actually a variety of ways you can reduce your medication costs without cutting quality, but youll need to take a proactive approach. The following tips can also help seniors with a Medicare prescription drug plan avoid the donut hole coverage gap, or reduce their costs once they reach it. Here are some cost-cutting strategies to try. Check your insurance: If you have drug coverage, your first step is to find out what your plan does and doesnt cover. You can do this by visiting the insurers website or by calling their 800 number on the back of your insurance card. Once you have this information, share it with your doctor so (if possible) he or she can prescribe medications that are best covered by your plan. You also need to find out if your insurer has a mail-order service. This would help you to purchase your medications for 20 to 40 per cent less. By Jim Miller How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drug Costs THE SAVVY SENIORGet a discount card: Many phar macies have free or low-cost discount card programs that will let you buy generics for $4 or qualify for steeper discounts on other drugs. Other drug card programs worth a look include togetherrxaccess.com, rxsavingsplus.com, yourrxcard.com, rxfreecard.com, pscard.com and familywize.com. Search for drug assistance programs: If your income is limited, you can probably get help through drug assistance programs offered through pharmaceutical companies, government agencies and charitable organizations. To find these types of programs use benefitscheckup.org, a comprehensive website that lets you easily locate the programs youre eligible for, and will show you how to apply. Buy from Canada: This option offers savings between 50 and 80 percent on brand-name drugs, but its important to understand that its illegal to import drugs from Canada. The FDA, however, does not prosecute anyone who imports prescription drugs for personal use. If youre interested in this option, see pharmacychecker.com, an independent resource that finds the lowest prices from licensed and reputable Canadian pharmacies. (Note: This is not a good option for Medicare Part D beneficiaries because it will not count toward their deductible.) Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Are you caring for a family member? You may be eligible for a break on your taxes. Caregiving might be a little less taxing this year if you are one of the many people eligible for tax exemptions for care. You may be eligible to declare your parent or other elderly relative as a dependent for a tax deduction, or to deduct their medical expenses from your taxes. As you prepare your 2011 return, Visiting Angels has a few tips for determining your possible tax benefits. Remember, these tips are guidelines only. It is strongly recommended that you consult with a tax advisor before submitting your return. In order to declare your elderly relative as your dependent, you both must meet certain criteria: 1) You must be related to the person. If you are caring for your parent, grandparent, stepparent or parent-in-law, you may be eligible for a caregiver tax exemption. 2) The person you are caring for must not have received more than $3,700 in income in 2011. This figure does not include Social Security payments. 3) You must have provided more than 50 percent of the persons living expenses, including housing, food, dental care, transportation and other similar expenses in 2011. The person you are declaring as your dependent does not need to live in your home which means they may be living in their own home, or a care facility, but you must be paying for more than 50 percent of their expenses. If your situation meets all of the above criteria, you may be eligible to claim your relative as a dependent on your 1040 form, which can equate to a reduction of your taxable income by $3,700 for the year. If your family is dividing the duties of caring for an individual -for example, more than one sibling is contributing to the care of a parent -you may still be eligible for the tax exemption. However, only one person can declare someone as a dependent in a single year. Each sibling must provide at least 10 percent of the parents care and combined the siblings must be providing for more than 50 percent of the parents care. Many families choose to take turns each year as to who will receive the tax exemption for car ing for a relative. In this case, the person who is declaring the parent as a dependent must fill out a Multiple Support Declaration and submit it with their tax return. All of the other siblings must sign the form to claim that they will not take the exemption on their own tax returns. You can find the form on the IRS site: http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/ article/0,,id=243943,00.html If you are not able to declare your relative as a dependent because they earned more than $3,700 last year, but you still provide more than 50 percent of their expenses, you may still be able to receive tax benefits by deducting their medical expenses on your tax return. The IRS allows caregivers to deduct costs incurred from a parents health care, such as hospitalization, prescription drugs, dental care, and long-term services. The deduction is limited to medical expenses that are in excess of 7.5 percent of the caregivers adjusted gross income. You can obtain a full list of deductible medical expenses from the IRS here: http://www.irs. gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf .Caregivers may be eligible for tax break

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Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons College, the institution of higher education that was a centerpiece in the Commongood Society which combined land, labor and learning for the mutual benefit of its members. The three-story Dickman house, architecturally categorized as a Craftsman Bungalow, now is owned by the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA), headquartered in Immokalee, FL, substantially a farm worker community located on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. Its Ruskin property is used primarily as a services and training center for migrant Mexican families. The property surrounding the house encompasses a generous city block, extending from U.S. 41 eastward to 2nd Street S.E., bordered by 3rd Avenue S.E. on the north and by 4th Avenue S.E. on the south. It is the highway frontage end of that block which has become particularly valuable both to RCMA and to other potential owners with commercial interests according to Barbara Mainster, RCMAs executive director. During a community meeting in mid-February, Mainster told interested parties assembled in the Ruskin facilitys meeting room that RCMA had been approached by representatives of a corporation owning and operating a large number of discount retail stores. The retailer was interested in purchase of about half of the RCMA block fronting on the highway. The price was to have been $700,000, Mainster told The Observer. And this amount would have provided funds to expand RCMAs Wimauma Academy, its charter school on U.S. 301where area youngsters, many of them sons and daughters of migrant families, have been able to get an educational foundation equipping them to go on to more advanced programs in Hillsborough County and to area universities. But, to accommodate the needs of both seller and buyer, the property had to be subdivided, the historic Dickman house relocated to the rear of the block onto the remaining RCMA holding and the frontage rezoned for the buyers retail establishment. Processes to reach those objectives were started, Mainster indicated, but then the potential buyer opted to acquire another parcel in Ruskin. Nonetheless, RCMA remains interested in selling the road frontage in order to further expand its charter school programs, Mainster told The Observer this week. Taking another step toward that goal, a process rooted in historic preservation has been initiated. Building on a precedent established several years ago to save a structure in Thonotosassa, groundwork supporting an application to obtain a special historic designation for the property has been set, according to Dr. Arthur Mac Miller, a direct descendant of the founding Miller family and owner of another of the historic homes, the A.P. Dickman house located at the end of Dickman Drive west of U.S. 41. The three-step process involves landmarking the actual structure, then moving the structure and finally landmarking the new footprint with the historic structure in place, Miller said. Aiming for an ultimate SPIHC historic designation of the property which could preclude need for a conventional rezoning, Miller made a presentation supporting the RCMA application for the designation to Hillsboroughs Historic Resources Review Board in late February. RCMA, Mainster indicated this week, plans to proceed with efforts to meet specific requirements for the historic designation. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonHistoric Dickman house buildings and one hotel. Thats why the rendering we have is not set in stone, but a concept, Miller said. The final plans will be userdriven.The mall is planned to out-size Westfield in Brandon by more than 350,000-square feet, and be approximately 1.15-million square feet, he said. Plans show it to be both an intimate town center and still have big-box stores, he added. The town center destination concept can be created with landscaping, proper placement of restaurants and coffee shops, and 3 or 4 man-made ponds, plus a 6-to-8 acre man-made lake. Miller said he already has a letter of intent from the movie theater corporation and it is not the same one that operates in Westfield. This will be the first one it has in the Tampa Bay area, although New mall for south county it has theaters across Florida, he said. Since the contract is not yet signed, Miller could not name the theater corporation. We want to wrap some of the stores and restaurants around the waterfronts, he continued. There is also the possibility of a church locating on the premises. Eight letters of intent have already been signed for restaurant and retail but contracts arent completed. We are required to have certain amounts promised before we can obtain financing, Miller explained. We think we will reach that goal by the third quarter of 2012 so we can break ground by the end of 2012 and open the first phase by spring 2014. The project is said to cost about $200 million and will begin with improvements to the surrounding highways that have been mandated by the state Department of Transportation. Miller says he hopes these will begin soon. DOT is requiring us to widen Big Bend Road from 4 to 6 lanes in the first phase of the project, and make additional turn lanes at the bottom of each of the exit rampsboth northbound and southboundinto the project. We will also be lengthening the off ramp that now backs up unsafely along I-75 when people line up to get off on the southbound side, he said. After the highway improvements, the first phase of buildings will contain 375,000-square feet of retail, he said. Residents and visitors will be amazed at the style of the project were creating here.MELODY JAMESON PHOTOWhen this iconic Ruskin house was built in 1910, there was no down town business district, no six-laned U.S. highway, no competition for road frontage. But today the three-story Craftsman Bungalow style home for the L.L. Dickman family is the subject of discussions about relocating it to make room for development on the prime location.

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24 MARCH 8, 2012 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 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 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 To be religious is not to feel, but to be. Reinhold Nieburh. 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 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. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHMinister DR. 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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 The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to offer a free public concert of the Boston University School of Theology Seminary Singers at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 9 in the church sanctuary 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. All are welcome to attend this dynamic evening of sacred choral music. The Boston University School of Theology, under the leadership of Dean Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, is the oldest theological seminary of American Methodism and the founding school of Boston University, the largest private research university in New England. For more information call Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-634-2539 or visit www.sccumc.com. United Methodist Church to host BU Seminary Singers Boston University School of Theology Seminary Singers.Saint Anne welcomes new parishionersSaint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin recently welcomed Ron and Phyllis Hoffer; Ervin and Fran Daigle; Marilyn and Harry Watson; John, Danielle and Raegan ONeil; Christine and Glenn Appleyard; Megan Ringle and Cody; Pat Maude, Sondra and Jim Brisig; Kathryn Lamke; Martha and Carlos Alvarado; Marlene, John, Ryan,and Dylan King; and Patrick and Patricia Canavan to the parish. At a reception held after the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, February 19, these newest parishioners were treated to a continental breakfast at the Saint Joachim Hall. They were encouraged to speak with ministry leaders and volunteer to participate in some of the many parish activities, events, and outreach programs sponsored by the parish. Get your popcorn and inspirationDoors open for the feature of the month Rudy at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 9 at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. Rudy, played by Sean Astin, is a boy that was considered, by others, to never measure up. Rudy wasnt good enough, he wasnt smart enough, nor was he big enough to fulfill his lifetime dream of playing football for Notre Dame. However, Rudy with his determination to fulfill his dream and to make his dad proud of him by playing with the Fighting Irish, decides to let nothing stand in his way. Be greeted by the smell of coffee and popcorn at 6 p.m. Cookies and other beverages will also be served. The Movie will start at 6:30 p.m. For the cookies and drinks, a small donation will be greatly appreciated. If you like to bake, cookies will be accepted.Spelling Bee not to beUnfortunately, the Community Church College Spelling Bee scheduled at 7 p.m. on March 23 has been cancelled. This wonder ful and fun event has encountered some challenges that cannot be resolved. Thanks to all the sponsors, spellers, and participants that have been so helpful. Watch for the Spelling Bee news of 2013.Enjoy dinner and a showThe Fantastic Friday Entertain ment Event is truly a fantastic show at 7 p.m. on March 16 at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue. The University of Tampa Music and Theatre Department will be presenting an evening of singing and dancing, accompanied by Music Director Tara Swartzbaugh. The $5 tickets are available at the door. For more information, call Paula Lickfeldt at 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at 634-7062.United Ostomy Association to meetMelissa Whitehurst, territory manager for Coloplast, will be the guest speaker of the South Bay chapter of the United Ostomy Association at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Ms. Whitehurst will speak of new innovations, including Coloplasts BodyFit Technology. Recognizing that no two bodies are the same, this reality is at the core of their quest to develop products that fit securely and comfortably to any body shape, a human-centric innovation. Anyone with an ostomy or a continent diversion is welcome, as are relatives and caregivers. Refreshments are served; no admission fee. For more information call Dennis Donovan at 813-626-6191, ext. 224.Ruskin Aglow, to meetRuskin Aglow, a spirit filled ladies group will meet at 10 a.m. meet on Saturday, March 17 at Palm Garden, 3850 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. Guest Word Teacher is Clarice Pennington. For more information call Gloria 813-633-9613.

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MARCH 8, 2012 25 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 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 WORSHIP SERVICES: SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. ............................. Sanctuary (Casual Service)5:00 p.m. ................ Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. ...................... Sanctuary (Communion Service)9:15 a.m. ................. Creason Hall (Oasis Contemporary)10:55 a.m. ........ Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells) Bookstore 633-8595Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Pastor: Dr. Daniel White Spiritual LeaderRev. Sue Meixner813-362-0806sue@alterways.comSunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center PlazaTurning problems into lessons, lessons into wisdom and wisdom into freedom. U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES Vigil Mass ..................................................................... Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass ........ 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary) Monday thru Friday .................................................................... 8:00 a.m. Wednesday and Friday .................................................................. 12 noon Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ...................................... Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession ......................... Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 Maurice L. BuckMaurice L. Buck, 81, of Sun City Center passed away peacefully February 23, 2012. Born in Salem, WV, he served admirably in the US Army in the early 50s. He graduated from Glenville State College in WV with a BA and received his Masters Degree from the University of Delaware. He did further advanced degree work at several different universities. He was an educator for 40 years and held various positions in education, retiring as System Curriculum Director in Georgia. Buck had an avid interest in journalism and worked part-time for several newspapers, normally as a copy or sports editor. His survivors include his wife of 50 years Theresa, daughter Sharon Knight (Terry), son James (Katherine), grandsons, Joel (Tania) and Nicholas Knight (Melissa), and three step-great grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Robert (Mary) and sister Sandra Phillips (Gary) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Vivian (Maston) and brother Edward. A funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, March 1, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in his honor. Expressions of condolence at http:// memorialwebsites.legacy.com Area Obituaries Fred L. PippinFred L. Pippin, 80, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 2, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Maritza, daughter Kathy, sons Gary and David and brothers Roy and Ray. Mr. Pippin was born and raised in Plant City. He was an athlete, veteran, farmer and real estate investor during his lifetime. He will always be fondly remembered for his honesty and work ethic. The family will hold service at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at Berea Baptist Church in Plant City. In place of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to Hospice in Sun City at 813-634-7621. George G. RuskGeorge G. Rusk, 93, of Sun City Center, Fla, passed away on February 25, 2012. He is survived by his son, David Alexander; daughter, Elizabeth S. Rayme of Timonium,Md.; grandchildren, Laurie E.Lokey ( Paul) of Newport, N.C. and Brain C. Rayme, ( Sara) of Las Vegas, N.V.; 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased in death by his wife, Edwina; his parents, and brother. After coming from Baltimore, MD to Florida he was very active in the community by joining the emergency squad and later with the Guardianship Foundation. He was also active with the Gideons and St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. A Memorial Service was held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. on March 6, 2012. In lieu of Flowers donations to the Gideons or St. Andrews Presbyterian Church or Sun City Center Emergency Squad would be appreciated. Arrangements made by Zipperers Funeral Home.Phyllis J. SukalecPhyllis Sukalec of Sun City Center, FL, died Feb. 11, 2012. Phyllis was born July 10, 1923 in Joliet, IL and at the age of 10 moved to Chicago, IL. Phyllis was a dancer and began her dance training at the age of 6 studying ballet, jazz, tap and toe dancing. In the 1940s she worked with many vaudeville greats such as Donald OConnor, Virginia Mayo and Jimmy Durante. During WWII she toured with USO shows entertaining the troops. Her last professional date was in 1946 at the Capital Theatre in Washington D.C. working on a Perry Como show. After vaudeville Phyllis spent the next 15 years teaching children to dance at her own school in Chicago. After her marriage to John Sukalec in 1965 she closed her school and worked at the 1st National Bank of Chicago for 17 years. After retiring from the bank and moving to Sun City Center in 1987 she was recruited into producing and directing a variety of shows for the Sun City Center Follies. Phyllis is predeceased by her parents Steve and Philomena (nee Zuro) and her sister, Ann DeKanic. Survivors include husband, John Sukalec; sisterin-law, Rose Sukalec of Illinois, brotherin-law, James DeKanic of Illinois, and seven nieces, Judy Knieriem of St. Petersburg, FL, Ann Paleczny of Las Vegas, NV, Joanne McInerney of Lombard, IL, and Roseann Blythe, Kathy Walters, Nancy Cairn and Linda Broszka all of Illinois. A memorial mass was held on Feb. 16, 2012 at Divine Providence Church in Westchester, IL. Guestbook may be signed at chicagotribune.com/ obituaries Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22Voice of the faithful celebrates 10 yearsThe Tampa Bay Affiliate of Voice of the Faithful, celebrating their 10th anniversary, will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12 in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church school building, 16550 South Hwy 301, Wimauma (Across Hwy 301 from Copper Penny Restaurant). Meeting will include an update on national issues and presentation of PBS documentary The Silence detail ing sexual abuse against natives in Alaska. All interested people are welcome. The meeting is free. For more information call, 634-9904 or email larry_vaughan@comcast. com.Sound the Shofar to meetSound the Shofar will meet at 2 p.m. on March 11 in the South Shore Library. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will be speaking on the Hebraic Roots of the Christian Faith, in particular the Passover. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Jones at 477-1517.Family Film NightAt 6 p.m. on Saturday March 10 New Beginnings Fellowship will be watching the newly released film Courageous. The film is about men called to serve and protect along with being the head of their families. All are welcome to enjoy this free film as well as some good snacks. The church is located at 1120 27th St. SE. Ruskin, FL. For more information call Rev. Lewis Brady at 654-1018 Members of the Country & Country Gospel Halls of Fame are hosting a benefit concert, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at The Farm at 7820 Lithia-Pinecrest Road in Lithia. The cost is only a $10 donation and will be used to support The Farms efforts to minister to young people. Country Gospel Hall of Fame Member and Instrumentalist of the Decade Rich Kiser will play his famous muffler guitar and honor his idol Chet Atkins with some finger picking that makes a fan wonder how he plays so smooth! Joining Rich is International superstar, Charlie McCoy. You have heard Charlie play on some of the greatest music ever recorded. A harmonica player that many artists revere as the best ever in the business also served 19 years as the Music Director of the famous Hee Haw television program. He has recorded over 40 albums and CDs. Charlies credits include teaching Johnny Cash to play two harmonicas for Cashs recording of the Orange Blossom Special. He has also recorded with artists from Frank Sinatra to Barbara Streisand to Elvis Presley. Rounding out this Hall of Fame Concert will be Jason Coleman, the Grandson of the late Hall of Fame piano player Floyd Cramer. Jason tours frequently and displays the talent and wonderful touch that his Grandfather did while playing for some of the greats in the music business. When Jason plays his Grand-Dads big hit, Last Date you can close your eyes and be transported back to those wonder ful days of your youth. For tickets or more information call 813-685-9663.Benefit concert for local Ministry is ready to rock 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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26 MARCH 8, 2012 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 Goodson Strawberry Market SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARYKick-Start Your Health & Vegetarian Cooking Class Saturday, March 10 1 to 2:30 p.m. In this short video presentation, you will learn how to restore your body to optimal health. This includes losing weight, lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol, and reversing heart disease. A live vegetarian cooking demonstration will follow. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Adult Writing Workshop Monday, March 12 1 to 3 p.m Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. All levels of writers are welcome. Sonny & Perley Present: She Wrote the Song Tuesday, March 13 2 to 3:15 p.m. In honor of Womens History month, come and enjoy the musical stylings of talented duo Sonny and Perley as they perform songs written or co-written by women composers. Dorothy Fields, Ann Ronell, and Consuelo Velasquez are just some of the women composers celebrated in this musical event! Register at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652 Email: Messages Wednesday, March 14 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. A working e-mail address is required. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. English Conversation Class Wednesday, March 14 1 to 2 p.m. Adults (18 years or older) are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at 273-3650. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, March 14 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Teen/Adult Mix Media Wednesday, March 14 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please join art instructor Anne Walker for this two part class. During the first class on March 7, students will create a painting. The second class on March 14, students will use various materials to emblelish their paintings. Limit 20. Registration required at the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Master Gardener: Begonias Wednesday, March 14 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about the many different varieties of begonias and how to use them in your yard. Learn how to propagate a begonia so you will be able to have many more in your garden. Publisher: Introduction and Formatting Thursday, March 15 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new documents, and insertion of text and picture frames. Manipulating picture and text frames, working with lines, borders and colors. Registration in person required at noon on day of program. Book Discussion: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Thursday, March 15 2 to 3:30 p.m.Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 NEW Website: Check it out!! riverviewmooselodge2158.0rg Friday, March 9 Steak/Fish/Shrimp Dinner from 5 7 p.m. Karaoke at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10 Moose Charities Event Pork Loin and Yum Yum Potatoes Dinner from 5 7 p.m. the cost will be $6. Adult Games from 7:30 8:30 p.m. Door Prizes, Mystery Gift, 1/2 & 1/2, Jewelry Raffle, Prizes for Attendance! Sunday, March 11 District Meeting at 1 p.m. the Riverview Lodge is the host lodge with a free lunch to follow, come show your support! Saturday, March 17 Best St. Patricks Day Dinner and Dance ever! Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 5 7 p.m., cost is $6 per person The South Shore 4 will be performing following dinner .... Special Guest: Sax and Recording Artist Eirinn Abu from The Miami Sound Machine Fishing Charter Raffle for Ana Banana Charters 10 tickets for $5Its all about safetyAuxiliary Flotilla 74 in Brandon will host a one-day boating safety class, About Boating Safety, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Satur day, March 17 at its building. This course qualifies you for the Florida Safe Boating Card, which is mandatory in order to operate a vessel in Florida waters if you were born before Jan. 1, 1988. Boat owners may also become eli gible for insurance discounts. Seating is limited and pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. There is no charge but there is a nominal materials fee. For more information call (813) 644-2894 (say public education) or go to: www.cgaux74.org.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 27 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 MARCH 8, 2012 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE Call for DirectionsDelivery AvailableQuality Furniture at Aordable Prices Quality Wicker & Rattan Furniture HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed WeekendsWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! 105 PERSONALT hank you S t. Jude & S t A nthony for prayers answered. BK Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Sweater and Jacket Blowout Sale BOGO on all Mens & WomensPlus, the secret sale Chulavista Landings Mobile Home ParkCARPORT SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 108 a.m. to 1 p.m.Lunch available at Clubhouse 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 MARINE400 260 FRUITS/VEG.Councils Strawberry U-Pick Florida sweet onions and more! 2910 Gulf City Road, Ruskin Monday -Sat urday 8:30am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm Bring your own containers More Info. 813-649-9169 S trawberries. You pick. Monday thru S aturday 8am-4pm. S unday noon-4pm. 4 quarts $1. Prevatt F arms, SR 674 east to Grange Hall Loop, Wiamuma Bring containers. 813-634-1162 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana S t., G ibsonton (1 block off U S 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F irst Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate SCC Big garage sale. 1601 Bentwood Dr., March 9 & 10, 8am-noon. Lots of goodies including good prices. S omething for everyone. March 15, T hursday only. 7am-1pm. Block sale. Indian Wells Ave., Sun City Center (off Augusta Drive) Huge garage sale. Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10. 1207 Bluewater D r., S CC. 8am-1pm Multi family garage sale. Clothes, costume jewelry, misc. 2023 N Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. March 9 & 10. 8am1pm. R ain date 16 & 17. S omething, for everyone/ Big moving sale. Saturday, March 10, 2pm. Bedrooms, dining room, misc. nice wood furniture. 813-633-3294 Neighbors yard sale. Clothes, electron ics, furniture, treadmill, kitchen gadgets, window A C, stuff. 672 A llegheny D r., SCC Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10 S aturday, March 10, 8am-2pm. Multi family garage sale. Fishing stuff, books, linens, toys, misc. items. L ittle treasures. 2325 E. Del Webb SCC. 2 day yard sale. Friday & Saturday. 7am2pm. 408 D omino D r., N orth, R uskin (inside chain link fence) Craft salt. Hide-a-way RV Resort, 2206 Chaney D r, R uskin. F riday, March 9, 9am-3pm. Wide variety of craft items. Selling hot dogs & sandwiches. Moving sale. Friday & Saturday, March 9 & 10, 8am-1pm. 1512 N Pebble Beach Blvd., S CC. F urniture, household items, lots of misc. Big yard sale. Saturday 9am-1pm. Above The Rest Tools, purses, jewelry, pictures, Between Winn Dixie & CVS. 813-6335013 312 ESTATE SALE 330 FURNITUREFor sale. Swivel rocker, Broyhill sofa & love seat, excellent condition. F lorida colors. Ventana Village, SCC/ 813633-1595 354 MEDICALT ransport equipment. I nvacare L ynx L-3 red scooter, Perfect condition. $789 new, asking $350. Harmar lift with mount for inside vehicle, warranty included. $1,100 new, asking $450. Harmar AL500 universal power chair vehicle lift with swing away. $950. Class III hitch $100 with lock. Call 813-633-6263 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 425 SLIPS OR STORAGEStorage 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. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813849-1469, South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special izing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay Storage.com VENDORS NEEDEDAPOLLO BEACHFlea MarketFor information, please call813-482-37515819 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Apollo Beach 33572 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right! Bring your lawn chair and join us from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All proceeds benet student Haiti missions trip Take-out meals available starting at 10:30 a.m. Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & ForeignBUYING SILVER COINSPaying 20x or more depending on the marketDont wait for the market to soar to buy more!Call for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189Your local dealer for over 20 years Sun City Center COINS

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MARCH 8, 2012 28 • THE SHOPPER RENTALS600 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 M.H.HOUSING550 511 HOUSE FORSALE La Estancia5292 Guadalupe Blvd. Wimauma, FL 33598Monday … Friday 9 am … 5 pm € Farm Labor Housing € Washer Connection € Accessible Unit € Children's Playground € Child Care Facility On-Site (for those who qualify) € Section 8 Accepted 4 Bedrooms 2 Baths $448 to $684 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FRC (TTY#) 1-800-955-8770 (813) 633-8266This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.Ž CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 „ 2012 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 Joanie Cooper........................480-2428 PRICE REDUCED!!! GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT LOCATION!! Quaint and cozy 1BR/1BA with a dock and two storage sheds. Large lot with towering oak trees and completely fenced with 121 feet on the river. Just $111,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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 GREAT PRICE FOR WATERFRONT!! $299,900 OVER 1 ACRE ON LITTLE MANATEE RIVER. Features extra large bedrooms which includes in-law or guest quarters. 5-Car garage for the car-lovers with extra carport. High bank of the riverout of the flood zone. This is a must see. Easy to show, so CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION! Commercial site located close to Highway 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage. Zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer. Mobile home on property brings rental income, $198,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FOR DETAILS. THIS 2BR/1BA HOME is for today’s Senior Citizen who wants the active Senior Lifestyle offered only like Sun City Center can. Fresh paint, recently updated kitchen and bath, open floor plan, clean and neat, quiet cul-de-sac location and so much more! Asking only $69,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 today! ALMOST ONE & ONE HALF ACRES to build that dream home and have room to spare. Partially cleared and level with county water and sewer available. Dead-end street with little traffic. Much potential. Asking $60,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. RUSKIN POOL HOUSE: This 2BR+Den/2BA house is in great secluded area, high and dry, close to river and boat ramp. Nice large kitchen, open floor plan, garage, screened pool, 1/3 acre lot with fenced backyard and gazebo are other nice features. $125,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN A GREAT RESIDENTIAL AREA: 2,600 sq.ft. of home and office space, detached 2-car-garage and double carport, a beautiful acre lot with large oaks & circular driveway. Lots of road frontage, right in Ruskin, a stone throw from major highways, CG zoning. $239,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 FURNISHED MOBILE-HOME ON ITS OWN CORNER LOT: Perfectly maintained 2BR+large den-3rd BR/2BA, bright great room, eat-in-space in kitchen, screened porch, carport, large shed with washer & dryer, newer CHA. $49,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW LISTING!! Beautifully maintained single family home in Sun City Center with enclosed screened front porch and large workroom adjacent to the 2-car garage. The new HVAC system was installed in 2011 and a new roof in 2005. This “DW54” floor plan offers lots of closets and great living space with tile and carpet throughout. Sun City Center offers a community center, tennis, golf courses and over 150 clubs & activities to enjoy. Conveniently located close to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota & Orlando there is never a shortage of things to do or attractions and theme parks. Call today to make an appointment to see this lovely home and make it yours!! $104,500 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 AIN’T NOBODY’S BUSINESS. Yet, that is, but great opportunity for you to open yours quick. Commercial property on Shell Point close to 41 with very motivated sellers. Priced at $89,900 and longing for offers. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 456 TRUCKS AND VANS96’ Ford Windstar GL, 178K family owned since new, power train, paint. Interior good condition, dual air. $1,500 Call 1-561-281-0289458PARTS & SERVICE 462 MOTORHOMES/RVS2000 Fleetwood 30’ Class C, loaded, excellent condition, new roof, new tires new carpet. Sleeps 8, 80,000 miles. $20,000 330-206-3902. Plant City, Florida 511 HOUSE FORSALE € CLEAN, NICELY UPDATED MOBILE-HOME on own large fenced corner lot. 2BR/1BA, bright open living area, air-conditioned sunroom, inside utility, double carport, roofover and 2 sheds for tools and storage. No HOA, not in flood zone. Perfect winter/starter home. $41,000. € 2BR/2BA MOBILE-HOME IN GATED COMMUNITY with enclosed addition on one side, screened enclosed porch, utility room and carport on other side, this furnished home has large kitchen, great room with mirrored wall, spli t BR plan, and is move-in ready. Clubhouse, pool great neighbors. $72/month. HOA $42,000. € NEAT AS A PIN! 2BR/2BA (1987) DOUBLEWIDE on its own lot, offering bright kitchen with bay windows, spacious living-dining area, inside utility room, good size BRs. large enclosed addition, carport and a great 12x24 attached workshop. $61,900. CALLClaire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 565 M.H.IN PARKS3br/2ba, 24x40 modular in 55+ park w/ river view & access. Totally furnished central air, new carpet, washer, TV, even boat, trailer, motor & 2 bicycles. Buy groceries, turn the key you’re home. $19,990 or best offer. Will be sold by March 31. 813-938-1405 Ruskin 55+ park. 2br/1.5ba, 20’ Florida room, attached laundry/ workshop. Totally furnished, 2 car carport. Just bring clothes & groceries. $11,000 obo. 813-641-0241 610 WATERFRONTRENTALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Way, Apollo Beach, efciency apartments on water. Boat docking /shing. Pool, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813850-5217, 813-863-6123 611 HOUSES FOR RENTSunCityCenter 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. 813-634-9695 Sun City Center, 2br/2ba, den 1,500 sf home. All appliances included. Ready to occupy. Call 813-918-1826 SCC. 2br/2ba/2cg, family room, large fenced yard. $850 monthly. 813-6335277 or 813-401-1159612APTS. FORRENTApollo Beach. Large 1br/1ba. Remodeled: New bath & kitchen, new tile oors, laundry/ storage room, carport. $650 monthly. Hall 813-645-6985 Ruskin. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, no pets, washer /dryer hookup. includes water & mowing. 813-645-1801 Apollo Beach large one bedroom. Refrigerator, range, carport, yard, washer/ dryer hookup. 813-645-4145 or 813642-0681 For rent: Efciency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 NOW RENTINGAVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCYRIVERWOOD APARTMENTS1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Rental Rates Beginning at $520 + Utilities For Rental Information call: (813) 645-7320 (TDD 800-955-8771) 709 Oceanside Circle Ruskin Mon-Fri 8:00 AM 4:00 PMEqual Housing Opportunity 613CONDOS FORRENTSuper, furnished, 1br/1.5ba in gated 55+ Kings Point, SCC. Washer/ dryer, cable, water, bus, clubhouse, activities. $650 monthly year lease 813-633-8083 614DUPLEX FORRENTRuskin, unfurnished 2 bedroom duplex. $650 monthly plus $600 deposit, includes water & garbage. No pets. 813-672-0450 Sun City Center. 55+ 2br/2ba/1cg. Ideal location includes water, lawn & garbage. All appliances Unfurnished. 813-634-3350615 TOWNHOMES FOR RENTKings Lake townhome for rent. $900 monthly. 1,134 sf, 2br/2.5ba. screened lanai, washer, dryer. Small pet ok. Call 813-677-8701. Available now 621 PLACESTO SHAREHome to share in Ruskin. Utilities included $500 monthly $200 deposit. No pets. 813-380-9433 630 M.H.RENTALSForRent:Clean MobileHomes With A/C. 813-677-1086Ruskin, 1br/1ba MH for rent in quiet setting, 1-2 people. No smoking, no pets, references needed. Weekly rent $150 includes utilities, $300 security deposit, 6 month minimum. Call 6491599 8am-4pm. One bedroom RV on private property. References. $125 weekly plus deposit. includes utilities. 813-363-6001 630 M HFORRENTFor rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896631 M.H. LOTRENTALSMH & RV lots for rent. Ruskin. $300 monthly plus deposit, includes water & sewer. 941-737-1944645OFFICESPACE 646 WAREHOUSE SPACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137649 WANTEDTORENTWanted commercial office space in Riverview. Highway frontage not necessary. Need 12001500 sf for 3-5 people 813-833-7148 PROF. SERVICES650 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooksCertied Pro-Advisor. Can do attitude: 1099’s, W2’s, forms, cleanup & review nancials, full bookkeeping services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your local ofce or mine. Thea’s Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 665HEALTH & BEAUTY YORK in Highgate (1BR/1.5BA), 1000 sq. ft. under A/C, skylights, covered parking at front door, enclosed lanai, large utility room.................................. $31,500 2BR/2BA in KNOLLS (private heated POOL), furnished......................... $63,500 RENTAL 2BR/2BA in Bedford, FURNISHED............ ..................................... $675 per month 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 680ADULT/CHILDCAREExperience caregiver/ housekeeper. Dependable. Excellent driving records. References. also house cleaning. Call Donna 813-645-2456 Certied CNA would love to help you with your love ones. Also do housecleaning. 12yrs experience. References available. Rebecca 813-245-2221 SERVICES700 704 JUNKREMOVALHauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you don’t need. Free estimate Call Dave 813-447-6123705CLEANINGRon’sCleaning ServiceQuality 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 cleanWindowCleaning Do you have dirty windows? Call for free estimate. 813-410-1336 Reasonable708 MOVERSAffordable Moving. One piece or whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading & unloading storage units/ trucks & more Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 710 LAWNCAREL. A. Lawn & Landscape. Spring cleanup, landscaping & mulching. 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30 MARCH 8, 2012 AC REPAIR/SALES THE OBSERVER NEWS € THE SCC OBSERVER € THE RIVERVIEW CURRENTBUSINESS & TRADE DIRECTORY PAINTING BAIL BONDS ELECTRICIAN € Ceiling Fans € Outlets € Lighting € Panel Upgrades € FREE Estimates813-645-7000Lic. #EC13002936 Approved by Kings Point Management NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSURED ER00126636SERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENOVATIONS SECURITY LIGHTS CEILING FANS SWITCHES & OUTLETS SPAS & DOCKSDon 645-8985145 21st ST. N.W. RUSKIN RESIDENTIALSouth BayElectric Co. of Ruskin COMMERCIAL DON645-8985 JOHN493-2861Over 50 Years Experience TREE TRIMMING Tuffstuff Trees813-446-8651 Licensed & Insured WINDOW FILM FLOORING (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source CALL TODAYFORA FREE ESTIMATE € Residential € Commercial € New Roofs € Re-Roofs € Flat Roofs € Leak Repairs € TileFrank Shaft FL Certified Roofing ContractorCCC# 1327713 Palm Tree Roofing Florida Certified Roofing Contractor PalmTreeRoofing@gmail.comwww.ApolloBeachRoofing.com PalmTreeRoofing@gmail.comProudly Serving: Sun City Center Ruskin € Apollo Beach € Riverview and surrounding areas Member SCC Chamber of CommerceOFFICE813-333-6320CELL813-777-9808 We will match any Competitors Discount and Prices within this area.813-741-9220www.bigbendstorage.com STORAGE HANDYMAN* Bobs Mobile Fix-It CenterResidential & CommercialLicensed & Insured Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! eiling Fans Fl P t Call for FREE Estimate(813) 671-7870Robert GerstenschlagerWe Fix It All! *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. PLUMBING www.ObserverNews.net CARPET & TILE WINDOW CLEANING Call now to book your appointment Now scheduling appointments for HOME WATCH SERVICESUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S LANDSCAPING SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David SquireLicense #PA2878 HANDYMAN* 813-642-6182 www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net CONCRETE COATINGS 1 www.ObserverNews.net www.ObserverNews.net CARPET & TILECLEANERS813-304-5850 No Hidden Cost or G immicks! $1995$2495 Per carpet area Truck mount cleaning system Per room for tile and grout up to 120 sq. ft. All cleaning includes deodorizer The Right W ay Roong & Associates Call Clay (813) 267-6098 We help with homeowners insurance problemsReroof & Repairs on Shingle, Metal, Tile & Flat Roofs 30+ years experience Locally owned & operated CCC1328166 Certi“ed ROOFING PLUMBING HOME INSPECTIONS Inspections & ConsultingALL TRADESAttention: Realtors, Homeowners, Mortgage Companies, Insurance CompaniesState Licensed General Contractor and Roofer CGC059604/CCC1327410 We Specialize in Home InspectionsCall us today! One call we cover the entire house and yes, we get on the roof!(813) 478-9189email: bkonitzer@homeandroof.com www.homeandroof.com Brian P. Konitzer ROOFING

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