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www.ObserverNews.netMarch 22, 2012 Volume 56 Number 9 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS A trip worth taking, according to travel writer Warren Resen, is to Las Vegas. Read about his adventures beginning on page 1B The Little Manatee South citizens planning group has cited irreconcilable differences as the cause for a split last week. See the story on page 3 Sun City Centers Fun Fest was well attended last weekend. See more details page 13 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8SECTION B: SECTION B: Lowest Prices of the Season Tile, Wood Laminate and CarpetHop on over...Its Easter for Peeps SakeSALE MEMBER WEST FLORIDA THE 2008BEST OF SOUTH SHORE SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring DealerCome and Enjoy Shopping in our 4,000 Square Foot Color Center for All Your Flooring Needs! 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office)www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com Vacant plazas expected to encourage new businesses in South County soon!By PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@pennyetcher.comSOUTH COUNTY Many areas of South County have partially vacant, or completely vacant, shopping plazas and strip malls. Even plazas that house thriving businesses like the Shoppes of Boyette where you can find a pizzeria, a newlyopened caf, a bar and grill, dry cleaners, nail salon and several others including a Tae Kwan Do school still have many empty offices. About half the storefronts in the luxurious MiraBay Village are also empty. The whole east side of the office plaza at Kings Lake on the Apollo Beach/ Gibsonton border built in 2005 is completely vacant as is the new South Shore Corporate Park office building on Ruskins 30th Street S.E. It looks like this would be hurting the countys budget terribly, so I thought Id check it out with the Hillsborough County Property Appraisers Office and Property Tax division. I was wrong. Actually, things are looking up. Tim Wilmath of the Property Appraisers Office, says his staff always figures in a vacancy rate because even the best commercial properties usually have some vacancies. These vacancies actually affect the countys tax rolls only slightly, Wilmath said. People see them and immediately worry. But Hillsborough County is so big, with a $70 billion tax roll made up of about 350,000 single-family homes, condominiums and town houses thats more than 50 percent of the tax base. What youre seeing is the law of supply and demand, added Preston Trigg, director of administration for the Property Tax Collectors Office. The Property Appraisers Office values propertys MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSFrom two flowering cherry trees planted by First Lady Helen Taft in 1912, the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors. Above, blossoms with the iconic Jefferson Memorial in the background.Americas Capitol blossoms anewNational Cherry Blossom Festival begins this week in Washington, DCBy %  MItchTCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netWASHINGTON, DC It is arguably one of the most powerful and historic places in the world. In a city driven by influence, protocol, and the business of government, the pink and white blossoms add life and a soft beauty to a place known for striking and iconic monuments of granite and marble. Millions of beautiful and fragile flowering petals enhance those monuments, permanent reminders of triumph and loss. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the gift of sakura, or flowering trees. This gift to a still-young nation from Japan has thrived, like the city itself, through the years. Thousands of people will begin flocking to Washington, DC, this week to take in the beautiful trees and attend the centennial celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, running from March 24 to April 15. On March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador to the United States, planted two flowering cherry trees, a gift from Japan, around the Tidal Basin near the National Mall in Washington, DC. Shortly after, another 3,020 trees of 12 varieties were planted. Today, the National Park Service cares for 3,750 cherry trees. A century later, their beauty is breathtaking. It is an annual reinvigoration of a city that is known for tradition, See CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, page 14Seniors homes called commercial property, owners become violators MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOIt was these two water meters in front of a house on Council Drive, Dan Martis points out, which set in motion events leading to an expensive headache for retirees in one small Sun City Center home owners association. Martis, current president of the HOA, has been asking pointed questions about how Hillsborough Countys Water Resource Services interprets and implements the local ordinance on backflow prevention. which could affect all HOAs in the county using master meters as part of a system for multiple homes. By MELODY JAMESON%  SUN CITY CENTER Much to the surprise of their retiree owners, 14 single family homes here have been labeled commercial property. And, the shocked seniors living in them therefore are alleged to be violating county regulations mandating an expensive but questionable backflow device. This action by Hillsborough Countys Water Resources Department has raised several thorny issues, including the possible illegality of retroactively enforcing an ordinance. Some of the affected homeowners officers of their association met early this week to discuss aspects of a situation now bearing a $5000 price tag about which they had no knowledge, received no forewarning of, had no reason to anticipate and have not prepared to meet. Quoting Thomas Jefferson, they agreed that when injustice becomes pervasive, resistance becomes a duty. The matter came to light in mid-January when a WRS water distribution safety inspector served a Notice of Inspection that the property at 1601 Council Drive is out of compliance with Ordinance 03-6 and corrections are required to bring the property into compliance. The inspectors report said the property violates Hillsboroughs backflow prevention ordinance because no assembly to stop possibly contaminated water from flowing back into the main potable water supply was installed on the propertys domestic water line. The irrigation water line, carrying potable water too, also was found to be without the required device. If the Council Drive property were the only one involved, the inspection See VIOLATORS, page 12 See VACANT PLAZA, page 2

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2 MARCH 22, 2012 Sunset Grill at Little Harbor611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FL 33570Reservations: 813-645-7739 www.sunsetgrillfl.com SoupGarde Manger Displays Endless Salad Bar Chilled Seafood Display 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Chefs Carving Station mint sauce Entrees & Accompaniments Desserts Adults: $24.95 Children:$14.95 Holiday Room Rates Available worth, and then we collect it. The supply and demand of which Trigg speaks is actually what will (eventually) save the day when it comes to these vacant shopping plazas and strip centers, Wilmath said. There are actually less than 1,000 shopping centers in Hillsborough County, not counting strip malls, he said. No matter what it looks like, somebody owns every piece of property, including the vacant ones youre seeing. Developers bought when prices were high and things were booming, he explained. But then, the economy tanked and the owners couldnt charge the rent for the offices and retail shops they thought they would get. Many were abandoned by their original owners because they couldnt rent at what they needed to break even, let alone make the profit theyd hoped for, and therefore they couldnt pay their mortgage. While this makes a dilemma for the developers and original owners, in the end, it will help South County businesses, he said. When the properties come under foreclosure that means the banks own them. We dont usually lose taxes when banks are the owners. Theyre good about paying, he added. So the tax revenue is still coming in. People are waiting for everything to drop as low as its going to go, and then there will be all kinds of investors, he explained. This will be wonderful for business because now the rents will be lower and more people will be able to go into business there. John Healey of the countys Planning and Zoning explained it further. Many of these properties were bought and rezoned for offices and other commercial purposes many years ago when people expected that prices would just keep going up. But then it happened. Values dropped. Many were left with properties they just couldnt rent out. Some even stand unfinished, by developers who quit midway through a project. As the economy begins to regain stability, others will buy these commercial spaces from the banks and people will start to move in. Nobody wants to be first in a commercial center, Wilmath said. You have to have activity. A lot of these new buyers are offering free rent for three months to get tenants to move in and show some activity so others will come. So what was bad fortune for some developers will eventually be good for business because of the lower rents that will have to be offered, he concluded. Still not completely sure the vacant centers arent somehow bad for South County, I called Paul B. Dickman Realty Inc., in Ruskin. In business here since 1924, I felt its staff would be good judges of what I had so far been told. My call was returned by realtor Cathy Griggs, who said although it would be nice to see the vacancies filled so residents would have more choices of shops and services closer to home, she has never been asked by a potential residential buyer about a vacant plaza near (or in) the area where they are purchasing. Ive never had anyone say its a bad thing. In fact, nobody has even commented on it, Griggs said. Not one single potential buyer.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe Kings Lake Plaza was built in 2005 but the eastern strip at the plazas entrance has yet to rent one office. There are three businesses in a plaza to the west side of the entrance, set back some from the road, but that portion of the plaza is still almost empty as well. Kings Lake is a project located on the border of Apollo Beach and Gibsonton on the north side of Big Bend Road that includes private homes and town houses as well as office spaces.Vacant plazas%  SCC Womans Club celebrates member birthdaysA new club activity has been designed by Nan Dorsey so that members can become better acquainted. Once a month members celebrate birthdays at the new Sandpiper Restaurant. The current months birthday girls and any other interested members gather on the fourth Tuesday for lunch. Left to right, top row: Nan Dorsey, Ann Bohachek, Sue Fitts (guest), Linda Smith and Pat Bennis. Seated: Chris Avella, Jeanne Naish, Bev Engles, and Sylvia Goldsmith.photoPHOTO ByY RoOSIeE ClLIftonFTON Deadline Reminder. ................. . ....................... . ...................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111

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DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 0210 0110 Our Own In-House Denture LabNew Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case Citizen planners split their union in growing animosityBy MELODY JAMESON%  LITTLE MANATEE SOUTH Irreconcilable differences are being cited as cause of the divorce that last week split apart the community planning group here. It probably is a first in the 30-year history of regional and community planning in the South County. Differences frequently have simmered as small lot homeowners and large acreage land holders have tried together to draft future development plans involving both preservation of their existing neighborhoods so vigorously defended and their yet unrealized small cities foreseen as sprouting profitably in former pastures and groves. The gap between the two was apparent in the 1980s when the first SouthShore AreaWide Plan was taking shape and continued in the last decade as community citizens from Riverview to Ruskin, from Wimauma to Gibsonton, huddled together at regular intervals, sometimes in heated exchanges, to compromise ultimately, sufficiently to create mutually acceptable visions for their future locales. The final agreements often evolved with the concerted help of Hillsborough County professional planners guiding the process. But last week, for the Little Manatee South citizen planners, the inevitable variances of viewpoints and growing mistrust of motives came to a head. A majority of what had been dubbed the Implementation Group aiming for Phase II planning covering still open tracts supported a move to effectively eject Sundance community residents who expressed in various words at various times their fears about the underlying meanings of fresh planning. There was no professional planning staff present. The majority lined up behind Mike Peterson, an Apollo Beachbased land use attorney involved in many planning efforts over the years and whose clients include area large land owners. In an overview he titled Sundance Attempting to Overwhelm Other Interests Within Little Manatee River South Community Plan, Peterson referred to the Sundance Factor as a concern that cant be ignored. He asserted that Sundance actions are causing confusion about whether they speak for most south of the river regarding planning concerns He suggested that many of the large tract owners who have long been interested in long range planning have been asked to accommodate the environmental, equestrian and community desires of others who, in turn, change nothing on their properties. He questioned that Sundance residents should have equal say on what should occur on the properties of others. Peterson also raised the matter of renaming the area, using Uzita and Uzita Shores as possibilities and positing that the historical ties might win over those clinging to the failed dream of Sun City, particularly given the constant confusion with Sun City Center. In the end, Peterson moved that the Little Manatee River South Implementation Group be reformed, without the Sundance stakeholder seats, and renamed to reflect that it does not speak for the Sundance portion of the community plan. His motion was supported by a vote of six to three. For their part, the Sundance residents present in last weeks meeting entered objections early. Before Peterson took the floor, Bob Iocca, co-vice chairman of the group, asked that the meeting be devoted to discussion of a January proposal by Bob Hunter, retiring executive director of The Planning Commission, related to the Phase II advanced planning. This request was turned aside by Will Redd, the implementation groups chairman and representative of one of the larger land owners, the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Sundance citizens also suggested unsuccessfully the tabling Petersons motion for further study. After that meeting, Ralph Greenlee, also a Sundance resident and outspoken member of the communitys home owner association, referred to it as an ambush, adding this shows the hubris and the duplicity of the large landowners in action. Greenlee noted that the owners of the larger tracts worked with the Sundance contingent through the initial planning process for nearly three years, but when the hand of fairness and balance provided by professional planners was removed they made up their own rules and the 16 months of treachery and deceit began. Still later, Greenlee in a conversation with The Observer, listed the concerns of Sundance residents which, he said, underlay their objections driven by suspicions. One involves whether the advance planning process would be based on achieving consensus among the citizen planners or settling for consistency between new planning specifics and the existing initial community plan. While the professional planners advised it was consistency that was required in Phase II, the Sundance residents insisted that their adopted guidelines for the continuing process called for consensus. Without the assurance of consensus, Greenlee indicated, it was the Sundance contingent that feared being overwhelmed. Another major Sundance concern is development of the large tracts adjacent to the very rural community where horses on their roads, boating on their waterway and wildlife on their five and 10-acre homesites all are prized, reasons residents choose to buy in the community. Developments of massive housing communities with densities of two dwellings to an acre without having any input are threatening to many Sundance citizens, Greenlee said. Yet another big worry for Sundance is potential altering of the Urban Services Area, he added. The community was assured that and residents counted on the USA to the north remaining unaltered until 2035. Sundance residents have septic tanks and water wells and want to keep it that way for the foreseeable future as part of a cherished lifestyle, he affirmed. But the second layer of planning, pinning down detail through application of the process known as SmartCodes, anticipates urbanized, walking types of communities and therefore expansion of the USA to allow for municipal water and sewage systems to serve the new urbanized communities. Were not urban. Were rural, Greenlee asserted. We want to stay that way a couple of decades more without the encroachment of little cities right next door. As for ejection of the Sundance contingent from the planning process, Greenlee indicated the group is laying low but not laying off. Meetings with county leaders are taking shape, he added, noting that no legitimate planning process can be undertaken when a substantial chunk of the planning area and people actually living in it are excluded from the table. It is, he concluded, a fact recognized in professional circles. In other words, some sort of mediation aimed at patching up the shaky marriage of small and large land holders at least long enough to protect their progeny, a workable Phase II plan, yet may be in the offing.Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Word to the wiseJust want to let everyone know that theres a new kid in town. He/ she stopped by behind my house long enough to have a lovely lunch of squirrel meat. Time to start keeping a very good watch on your small animals. I was so in awe of the majesty that I ventured out my back door to snap a photo. I thought it was really something with our great horned owl last year, but this one really took me by surprise. My neighbors said they had never seen one here before so I felt really special. I dont think I could ever take our wildlife for granted. I was a city kid and if anyone told me that one day I would pick up a turtle to keep him from becoming road pizza, I would never have believed it!

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4 MARCH 22, 2012A friend told me that although he had worked hard all his life, he and his wife felt they werent getting anywhere. I asked him to define anywhere. He said, Bill, you know what I mean. Were not getting ahead. I asked what he meant by ahead. He sputtered a few more words and then looked at me in frustration and said, You know what I mean. Maybe in general terms I did know, but I certainly didnt know where anywhere was for him and his family, or what getting ahead meant. I asked him to define where he wanted to go and how he planned to get there. He didnt know the answer to either question. The truth is, he is not much different than most people. Most of us drift from day to day hoping at a very minimum to find safe passage. It is only those who have picked a star to guide them and who have a sense of direction who will end up in a port of choice. For most of us, life is a balancing act. We have to balance all our needsfamily, physical, spiritual, career, financial and educational just to mention a few, and each of these can be broken into sub-areas. Write down what would make you happy if you could achieve it in each of the major areas of your life. Be as specific as possible. You can do this for each of the major needs. Lets take physical needs as an example. Instead of saying, Id like to lose about 10 pounds, subtract 10 pounds from what you weigh now to set a specific weight goal. The problem with a goal of losing 10 pounds is that you may forget where you started. Looking ahead to a specific goal is always better. Specific goals are one thing, but a definitive amount of time should be established in which to achieve your destination. If you plan to lose a pound a week to reach your goal, establish a date 10 weeks out as the time to reach your destination. If June 1 is 10 weeks from now and your goal is 125 pounds, then your statement should be, On June 1, I will weigh 125 pounds. The final phase is how you are going to get there. You have a destination and a specific time in which to reach it but it is important, in order to change this from fantasy to fact, that you establish an action plan. Will you exercise each day? Will you change the foods you eat? Will you seek medical assistance? Will you simply diet? Will you take vitamins? All of these can be a part of your action plan. Put in writing specifically what you will do to achieve the goal of weighing 125 pounds on June 1. When you do this, I will assure you that you will make progress. There is one caveat. You will make progress only if you review your plan on a daily basis and do what you said you would do. But weight may be only one sub-area of your physical needs. A physical need could also be the shape you want your body to be. It could be the amount of muscle tone you have. It could be the ability to lift weights. It might even be the ability to walk around the block. You would approach each of these goals in the same manner as you did your loss of weight. I think you can see that meeting our needs and establishing a direction in our lives is not an easy task. It takes time, energy and thought. But most of all, it takes persistence. George Bernard Shaw said ,The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. With planning, you can adapt the world to your dreams and desires. 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing WriterAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net Sue Sloan. .............Composition / Layout sue@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necesssarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Audited by: Award-Winning Newspapers By William Hodges Plan your course to avoid driftingHodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com CLOSING SHOWROOM (but not retiring) (between CVS & Winn Dixie) 50% OFF Sun City Centers 50th anniversary will be celebrated by a WHOLE YEAR of parties and events. Watch this monthly ad for upcoming events throughout the 12 months of May 2011 through April 2012.APRIL EVENTS Friday, April 20A nale Gala is planned to close Sun City Centers year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration that began last May. The evening will include dancing with music by FLASHBACK (below left), a presentation of photos from the special events during the past year, hors doeuvres tting for such a grand occasion by Fun With Food, and a closing ceremony. CA Community Hall, S. Pebble Beach. 7 to 10 p.m. Open to public. Tickets ($20) are available for SCC CA members ONLY on March 26 at the SCC Community Association ofce 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Ticket sales to public start March 27. Dress is casual, but the committee is encouraging s/s styles to represent the era when SCC was started. Info: Judy Schings 6422001. Deadline ReminderNews Releases. ................. . ....................... . ...................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111

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X 8 5 MARCH 22, 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 Burns Middle School students planted valuable salt marsh grasses to Bay estuary and its natural wildlife. wetland nurseries have been established at fifteen bay area schools, monitored and maintained by middle and high school students. Coordi nated with school science teachers and their ecology and science clubs, the nurseries provide a source of native wetland plants for use in com promoting science education and the value of maintaining a healthy environment. developed and is in the most pristine condition. The preserve begins restoration phases throughout the Cockroach Bay Habitat Restoration the property transition from upland to wetland habitat, followed by salin ity gradients of freshwater to estuarine wetlands. The planting of Spartina alterniflora, salt marsh or smooth cord grass and food sources for estuarine and coastal fishery food chains of many species of fish and marine mammals. Salt marsh and other coastal habitat populations have dredging, construction and waste water discharges. This loss has damaged a crucial link in the bays food chain for fish and wildlife resources, significantly impact ing the bays fisheries. Visit www. information on this collaborative dedicated exclusively to the chari table and scientific purpose of pro tecting and restoring the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary encompass each year in hands on habitat resto tion, visit www.tampa baywatch. Students plant valuable salt marsh grasses Riverview Memorial VFW Post #8108 MEETINGS MEALS to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Fire in the Hole on Saturdays Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities activities. are supported by the members and members guests. JOHN D. SEYMOREArmy Reserve Pfc. John D. training and advanced individual During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, tice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. pleted the military police special ist course to acquire skills to pro 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. Avenue, Tampa. Riverview High School. TREVOR C. CALDWELLAir Force Airman Trevor C. Caldwell graduated from basic Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an in included training in military dis cipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Caldwell is the son of Christine Patterson of Tulip Flower Drive, Riverview, and brother of Jordan Caldwell of Coppertree Circle, Brandon. Riverview High School.Inexpensive ways to decorate Easter eggs stickers you bought at the store sufficed, but now they want the real thing. Here are some old standards with a few new ideas for you from Keep a huge roll of paper towels or rags handy for messes. Have each kid cut toilet paper roll cores into one inch cylinders and use for egg stands. Decorate with stickers or paint. Decorating eggs: The traditional method. a few drops of desired food coloring in each mug. Place eggs in mugs for several min utes until the eggs reach the desired shades. Remove with a spoon. Place on a paper amount of shortening on a paper towel. Buff until glossy. a light colored or white crayon before dip ping. The drawing will remain white after the egg is dipped. To clean out the mugs, put a little bleach water in the cups and soak for a few minutes. the mixture and then paint the eggs with it. Sprinkle with glitter. This can paper dries, the paper falls off and leaves the color behind on the egg. stickers, or clip art. Mix equal amounts of glue and water. Paint egg with glue mixture. Place paper on top and then cover with more glue mixture. will cause the dye to make an irregular pattern on the egg. wax. Then dip them in the dye. Remove from dye. Dry and peel off the can also dip in dye before waxing to get two colors. Honey Bee seminar to be heldThe Tampa Bay Beekeepers Association will host a honey bee Branch Rd., Tampa. needs to know including hive con struction, starting a hive, honey extraction, bee transport, queen bees, nectar sources, wax render ing, apitherapy, looking inside the hive, and more. tration includes seminar and lunch day of the seminar. There is also a $2 park entry fee per vehicle. visit www.tampabaybeekeepers. com. Ruskin VFW Post #6287 Thursday, March 22 p.m. Friday, March 23 Saturday, March 24 Sunday, March 25 Monday, March 26 Tuesday, March 27 Wednesday, March 28

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6 MARCH 22, 2012 1 TOUCHLESS 1431 1stBehind Carol Motel (813) 645-1325 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 Complete Roong Services $100 OFF Re-Roofs only Since 1991 Roong813-986-8009 CCC057203 JOIN US FOR OURSunday, March 25th Play up to 18 cards for $25All games pay $50 with (3) $250 Jackpots and a $500 Pull Tab JackpotIncluded in your pack: All regular games 2 Speedys 1 Three-on-Strip for all $250 Jackpots Sold on the Floor: Extra sheets for Speedys All $250 Jackpots Pull Tab Jackpot Game Doors open at 10:30 Lunch served from 11 a.m. to noon Adult beverages available Early games start at 12:30, regular session follows Must be 21 ATM available Tipping allowed LIMITED SEATING Get your ticket early!! FREE LUNCH Sloppy Joes, Macaroni Salad and Pickles DOOR PRIZES Collins Elementary Terrific Kids announcedFebruary Terrific Kids at Collins Elementary sponsored by the SCC Kiwanis Club, Caspers McDonalds, and SweetBay were: Zariana Avila, Ashlee Rosales, JeninAbel, Isabel Schulz, Seth Ahern, Amaya Shannon, Dylan Allen, Gabriel Themar, Lily Bowley, Diego Torres, Ethan Arias-Johnson, Nicole Usbeck, Mekayla Baker, Jayden White, Bricelyn Bedenbaugh, Lilly Whitehurst, Julian Broco, Kailey Wilgus, Kaitlyn Brown, Jessica Wilson, Austin Buelna SanJuana Zertuche, Katly Burden, Climarion Calvin, Madelyn Caruthers, Megan Colon, Hailey Cooper, Hailey Deforest, Hannah Deforest, James Deluca, Karyss Elledge, Kenna Fallacaro, Emmelie Frias, Isabla Gonzalez, Alex Guillory, Danangely Hernandez, Freddy Hoekstra, Abeba Jahmai, Cheyanne Jenkins, Devyon Joyce, Mikayla Malnar, Samya Mason, Becky Meier, Ellie Mullikin, Tyler Myers, Katherine Nelson, Jared Olea, Lexie Pack, Giovanni Ramirez, Areeya Reneau, Isabella Resto, Joseph Rodriquez, and Sophia Rogan.February Kindergarten Citizens of the MonthFebruary Kindergarten Citizens of the Month at Collins Elementary, sponsored by the SCC Pizza Hut were: Brianna Aguilera, Brittney Beals, Ianna Borrero, Genesis Gaviria, Jaylen Growe, Sabiha Sharif, Avery Smith, Arianaliz Valentin, and Julia Weisberg. Girl Scouts celebrate 100th anniversaryHave you spent any time as a Girl Scout or Girl Scout Volunteer? Share your experiences and memories to celebrate 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 in an English Tea Setting at St. John the Divine, Sun City Center Campus, Del Webb Blvd There will be a $5 discounted alumnae lunch price, RSVP to Cyndee Arruda at 813-245-3226 by May 1. S.T.A.R.T. to meetScience & Technology Active Round Table will meet from 7:30 9 p.m. on Monday, April 9 in the Caper Room, Atrium Building, N. Pebble Beach Blvd Robert Johnson will discuss, Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. No cost. Everyone who is interested in science and technology subjects is invited.NARFE to meetThe NARFE monthly luncheon meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza. The lunch is $12. The guest speaker will be Dr. Amanda Smith who will update attendees on Alzheimer research. Reservations are due by Friday, March 23. For more information call Joyce at 813-938-5279. BUSINESS SLOW? Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years.813-645-3111

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SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY X 8 MARCH 22, 2012Kids Program/Event Highlights March 22-28Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for 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. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create!* Pee Wee Artists, ages 3 through 5, will have a fun morning creating an art project with an Art Instructor. 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. For children in grades K through 5. Join them as the Prince travels to the end of the world. Will he learn the little mans name and save the day? After the tale, audience members will make their own Rumpelstiltskin puppets to take home. Presented by Bits n Pieces Puppet Theater. 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. *Funding is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional LibraryCommunity Church College offers Speakers BureauThe Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Ave., offers the services of a Speakers Bureau for your programs, groups and clubs. All speakers are experts in their fields. The topics are varied, very interesting. Either no fee is charged or a modest amount. Just to list a few of the presentations: Medical Insurance, Estate Planning, U.S. History, The Financial Market, Event Planning, Eastern Religions, Estate Planning, China, Planning For Your Pets Future, Metaphysics, Is My Memory Change Normal? and many more. They all sound great!! For a listing of the speakers, their topics and fees, email the College at tri-c@verizon.net or call the College at (813) 634-8607. For more information, call Hazel Martin at (813) 642-9020. Photo by Hazel MartinStanding: Dean Mahin and Patricia Ann Leyden. Seated: Dr. Michael Deeb.Lets admit it. Weve all made mistakes. And when it comes to boating goof-ups that can cause a little pain, the folks at BoatUS Marine Insurance have seen them all, handling hundreds of claims each year. So heres a look inside the claims files for some of the more preventable mistakes that cause injuries around the boat yard every springtime, and some tips to avoid them: 1. Dont overload the ladder: At any marina each spring, ladders are as common a sight as channel markers on the ICW. Up. Down. All day long, boaters scramble on ladders to bring up supplies, fix things and prep their boat. Carrying heavy things, however, sometimes causes ladders to buckle. Lesson: have your own ladder and know its safe carrying load. It is also good to never face forward or have two persons on one at the same time, and understand that loose footwear such as flipflops can snag on a ladder rung quicker than dragging a treble hook over Grandmas shag carpeting. 2. Jack stand missing: Painting the bottom of the boat to prevent marine growth is a common task for coastal boaters. However, theres always a section on the hull where you cant paint, usually where the jack stand supports the hull. Removing the jack stand to finish the paint job, however, almost always leads to an unstable boat, and using your shoulder to hold up the boat will get you to the emergency room pretty quickly. Lesson: Have the yard put the boat in a sling to finish the last few spots, or ask to have them add extra stands first (do not do this on your own). 3. Trailer tires not blocked: A trailer boater was working on his boat at home in the driveway when the trailer suddenly lurched forward due to the mans weight shifting on deck, causing him to fall ouch! to the pavement below. Lesson: Block the wheels every time, all of the time. 4. All come tumbling down: Every boater likes a shiny, waxed boat. What we dont like is to have to constantly move the ladder while using a heavy buffer on the gel coat. So we reach, we stretch, we lean so far out that the unbalanced ladder now tips sending us tumbling down, resulting in broken bones. Lesson: Its worth the extra time to ensure the ladder is always on a solid footing and secured to the boat, and dont overextend.Preventing injuries around boats Community grants awardedProjects expected to inform up to 450,000 people in Hillsborough County about water conservation and water quality issues were recently awarded Community Education Grants from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District awarded 12 grants Districtwide for a total of $50,319. This is the 15th year Community Education Grants have been available. These grants currently help fund projects that provide communities an opportunity to learn about water resources. The overall goal of the Community Education Grant program is to actively engage adults in water-related issues including conservation, protection and preservation. The program motivates communities to get involved in protecting their water resources through various educational activities. The Florida Section of the American Water Works Association received a $5,000 grant to create and distribute 300 soil-test kits. The kits will be given to Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful cleanup volunteers. The goal is to improve understanding about the connection between fertilizer use and water quality. The Camp Bayou Learning Center received a $4,595 grant to host an open house event at Camp Bayou in Ruskin to increase awareness about water resources and issues impacting water quality. About 300 people are expected to attend the event and up to 400,000 are expected to be reached through advertisements leading up to the event. The Hoffman Environmental Research Institute and Karst Conservancy received a $4,946 grant to create an interactive website that will provide information on groundwater issues and karst geology. The site also will feature a forum for community discussions and a calendar of water-related events. About 50,000 people are expected to be reached through direct-mail advertising for the site. Applications for the Districts 2013 Community Education Grant program will be available online at www.WaterMatters.org/CommunityGrants on April 1. For more information, call the Districts Communications Bureau at 1-800423-1476 or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4757.Workshops offered on financial wellnessCredAbility is one of the nations leading, nonprofit counseling agencies. It provides free, bilingual counseling services 24/7. Services include foreclosure prevention, confidential budget and bankruptcy counseling, and debt management programs. rst mmrsrshps CredAbility, 5421 Beaumont Center Blvd., Ste. 600, Tampa 33634 RSVP: (800) 251-2227 Learn the ins and outs and helpful tips for buying your first home. Have important questions answered about securing a loan, available tax credits and more. Et rshps U CY A Y Metropolitan Ministries, 2001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa 33602 Reservations are not required.Need 2 Run and Fun RunParks, Recreation and Conservation are sponsoring a 2012 Need 2 Run and a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 28 at E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW. 1-Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and is free. The 5K Race also begins at 8:30 a.m. Adult registration is $20 and $15 for 18 years and under. T-shirts guaranteed to the first 75 registered runners. Registration can be done by mail or at 6:30 a.m. the day of the event. Checks should be make payable to BOCC. For more information, call (813) 672-7881.Driver safety program now in Apollo BeachAARP is proud to welcome Century 21, Beggins Enterprises, 6542 U.S. Hwy. 41 in Apollo Beach as their newest sponsor of the Driver Safety Program. Thanks to Century 21, Apollo Beach residents will now be able to take the AARP Driver Safety Program in this beautiful, close to home facility! Have you ever wondered why good, experienced drivers would take this course? Participants learn defensive driving techniques and updates on new traffic laws. It covers strategies to help adapt to changes in cars, roads, and ourselves. Best of all, Florida participants over 50 qualify for a discount in their auto insurance rate! That equals a win/win program. For just $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-members, you can update your driving skills and save money, too. The first class will be from 9:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Class is limited to 25 participants. To register or for more information, call (813) 645-8481.

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MARCH 22, 2012 9 ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com FurnitureNeed Landscaping Advice?Speak with one of our Professionals! Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 All bagged mulch 5 for $ 10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12Expires 3/28/12 SIDEWALK SALESat., March 24 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. up to 60% Off TAX PREP $ Old people dont screw around when they are traveling. Taking a trip north on I-95, we stopped at a freeway-side motel and we planned to hit the road early. At least we thought it was early. Old people with license plates from New Jersey, Ontario, Quebec, New York and Pennsylvania were already leaving in droves by the time we stumbled out of our door on Sunday morning. The snowbird migration is in full swing. They know what they want and they know how to get it. Harold is a soft spoken, slow speaking, middle-aged man who lives in Dunn, North Carolina. He knows an awful lot about trains. My wife and I met him on a Saturday night in downtown Dunn while waiting for the Auto Train to pass. We have ridden the train in the past and would do so soon again, but now we wanted to see what it looked like from the outside. It blasted through Dunn about 9:30 p.m. exactly as Harold By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net My wife Michelle and our new friend Harold waiting for the Amtrak Auto Train on Saturday night in Dunn, North Carolina.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOThe Auto Train blasting through Dunn.Knowing and slowingpredicted it would. He knows his trains, but is more interested in the frequent freight trains than in the Auto Train that passes through town twice each day. Harold wishes it were 1996. In that year, he had four buddies who would sit out with him to watch the trains. One died from a disease (he couldnt remember what the name of the disease was). Another fell off a ladder and broke his neck. And yet another is still around but, apparently, is no longer interested in watching trains with Harold. Harold normally doesnt wait around for the Auto Train, but tonight he would. Tonight, we were his buddies. He pointed to a forlorn patch of cement where the towns train station once stood. Today it is an empty space. Trains dont stop in Dunn; they blast through at a speed fast enough to blow your hair back. We told him wed be back through on the train on Wednesday and that wed be looking for him. This will go to press before then, so I cant say if hell be on that dark and lonely downtown block. If I see him, Ill wave; but well be passing through so fast there is almost no way hell even see us, let alone wave back. For some reason, I have a feeling hell be there even though he likes freight trains best and doesnt care much for the engines used by Amtrak. They are too square and boxy, he said. Harold knows what he likes and he knows what he wants, even if time travel is impossible. But since we invited him, I suspect Harold will see it as an obligation. He is a gracious man from a different time. We waited for him to complete sentence after sentence in a polite and slow drawl. When he asked if I had a computer, his eyes lit up when I replied that I did. He talked about a program on a disk that lets people drive trains on the computer. I didnt tell him my computer doesnt take disks and that few people use such things anymore. Michelle and I took this trip to celebrate our upcoming 15th wedding anniversary. A decade and a half blew by faster than a freight train through Dunn, North Carolina. For this trip, Dunn was just a stop on the way to Washington, DC one of our favorite cities. This year Ill turn 50 and Ive been moping about with the realization that Im still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. And the realization is sinking in that I may be too late on that. The old people in the freeway-side motel seem to know what they wanted and they were in a hurry to get it. Many would be home later that night in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania. Im in a hurry, too, but I dont know what Im hurrying towards. It was good that I met Harold. He talked about riding in the engine of a freight train once all the way down to Florence. He talked about things in Florida, all involving trains, but Im pretty sure that Dunn was his universe. I think hes happy there; happy with the small town and happy with the trains that pass through. He knows what he wants and is in no hurry at all. I think my heart rate slowed down just due to the slow pace of the words that came out of him. I think it was good that I met him because hanging around with happy people is a good cure for mopey-ness. On Saturday night, at least, I have a feeling Harold was happy. He was watching the trains pass with his buddies. I hope it was almost like 1996. 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Some restrictions apply. 7 $ 99 $ 149 Expires 4/5/12$99 $ 99with rebate most often recommended to seniors with arthritis include: Range-of-motion exercises: These are gentle stretching exercises that can relieve stiffness as well as improve your ability to move your joints through their normal range of motion. These exercises should be done daily. Strengthening exercise: Calisthenics, weight training and working with resistance bands are recommended (two or more days a week) to maintain and improve your muscle strength, which helps support and protect your joints. Aerobic exercises: Low-impact activities like walking, cycling, swimming or water aerobics are all recommended three to five times per week to help improve cardiovascular health, control weight, and improve your overall function. Its also important to keep in mind that when you first start exercising, you need to go slow to give your body time to adjust. If you push yourself too hard you can aggravate your joint pain, however, some muscle soreness or joint achiness in the beginning is normal. To help you manage your pain start by warming up with some simple stretches or range of motion exercises for five to 10 minutes before you move on to strengthening or aerobic exercises. Another tip is to apply heat to the joints youll be working before you exercise, and use cold packs after exercising to reduce inflammation. If youre experiencing a lot of pain while you exercise, you may need to modify the frequency, duration, or intensity of your exercises until the pain improves. Or you may need to try a different activity for example switching from walking to Dear Savvy Senior, Can exercise help seniors with arthritis? I have osteoarthritis and have read that certain exercises can help ease the pain, but I dont know where to start, and I certainly dont want to make it any worse than it already is. What can you tell me? Sedentary Sally Dear Sally, Lots of seniors who have arthritis believe that exercise will worsen their condition, but thats not true. Study after study has shown that exercise is actually one of the best treatments for osteoarthritis. Proper and careful exercises can help reduce joint pain and stiffness, strengthen muscles around the joints and increase flexibility. It also helps manage other chronic conditions that are common among seniors with arthritis, such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Here are some tips to help you get moving. Exercises for Arthritis Determining exactly which types of exercises are best for you, depends on the form and severity of your arthritis, and which joints are involved. Its best to work with your doctor or a physical therapist to help you develop an exercise program that works for you. The different types of exercises that are By Jim Miller Exercises That Can Help Ease Arthritis Pain THE SAVVY SENIORwater aerobics. But it youre having severe, sharp or constant pain, or large increases in swelling or your joints feel hot or red, you need to stop and see your doctor. Exercise Resources To help you exercise at home, there are a number arthritis exercise DVDs you can purchase to guide you through a wide variety of activities. Collage Video (collagevideo.com, 800-819-7111) sells several at prices ranging between $10 and $25, as does the Arthritis Foundation Store at afstore.org or 800-283-7800. Also see go4life.niapublications. org, a resource created by the National Institute on Aging that offers a free exercise DVD and book that provides illustrated examples of exercises you can do to improve your condition. You can order your free copies online or by calling 800-222-2225. If you need some motivation or dont like exercising alone, ask your doctor about exercise programs in your area for people with arthritis. Hospitals and clinics sometimes offer special programs, as do local health clubs and senior centers. The Arthritis Foundation also conducts exercise and aquatic programs for people with arthritis in many communities throughout the U.S. Contact your local branch (see arthritis.org/chaptermap.php, or call 800-283-7800 for contact information) to find out what may be available near you. 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.HCC Presidential Advisory Council to hold spring meetingAt 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 in an effort to meet our communitys demands and deliver the classes and programs you want to see, Dr. Allen Witt, Campus President, Hillsborough Community College, SouthShore, has initiated the Hillsborough Community College Presidential Advisory Council. The Advisory Council meets periodically and is open to everyone in the community and is designed to serve as a forum for commercial and residential members to come together and discuss any suggestions to add to or improve the classes currently being offered. Ours is an unique community and with the current economic climate, the College wants to ensure it is keeping up with specific demands for educational needs. Rick Lanese, CPA, Cohen Florida, located in The Villages at Cypress Creek, facilitates the discussions as President of the Council. RSVP is required to kjacobs@hccfl.edu or 253-7000, extension 5728 HCC SouthShore Campus: 551 24th Street Northeast, RuskinFrom left to right: Rick Lanese, Council President; Dr. Allen Witt, Campus President; Holly Swanson, Council Vice President; and, Bob Black, Council Secretary Congressman sets up local satellite officeCongressman Dennis Ross Office will be holding mobile office hours from 9 a.m. 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. No appointment is necessary A Constituent Services representative from Congressman Ross Office will be present to answer your questions if youre having trouble contacting or hearing back from a federal agency such as the Veterans Administration, Social Security, Medicare, IRS, etc...

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12 MARCH 22, 2012 NAFFCO is proud to introduce its naturally aged wood oor collection. Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$6.95sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Scan to see more! and resulting alleged violations would be insignificant. Hillsboroughs Board of County Commissioners imposed a moratorium on residential backflow citations almost two years ago when Floridas Department of Environmental Protection began rewriting the applicable state code. Hillsborough, like other Florida counties, has been waiting for the state regulation regarding residential sites to be established before bringing county ordinance into line with it. In the interim, the county has been citing only violations found on commercial properties. But, the Council Drive property, while the long-time home of the Brewer family, also is the location of two master meters recording house and irrigation water usage by 14 homes in the Skyview Homeowners Association. And WRS now is classifying groups of homes on a master meter as commercial sites under its interpretation of the ordinance provisions. The HOA and its 14 homeowner members are actual recipients of the non-compliance notice. The department is relying on provisions of the ordinance, now in its third version since originating in 1994, which consider five or more residences together on a single meter a commercial property. It is an interpretation that is emphatically disputed by others. The Skyview HOA was given 90 days from the January 13, 2012, date of notice or until April 12 to come into compliance. If compliance is not made, the ensuing process involves issue of a citation by the department which can be appealed. If an appeal is lost and compliance still is not made, the ordinance allows levy of a fine or cut-off of water service or jail time or a combination of the penalties. No such penalties ever have been pressed by the county. On February 27, at the quarterly meeting of the countys unsalaried volunteer cross connection control advisory board, Dan Martis, president of the Skyview HOA, sought answers to members questions. He wanted to know, among other things, how an ordinance first written in 1994 could be applied to homes built and plumbed in the 1960s 30 years earlier. Should not the Skyview HOA houses be grandfathered in, he asked. The water department personnel, commercial plumbers and others that comprise the board listened politely to his overview of the HOAs positions, Martis said this week, but were of little help in assisting his membership toward a workable resolution of their dilemma. That dilemma, he added, includes paying for a backflow prevention device installed on the potable water line that serves the 14 homes in the HOA which has been estimated to run about $5,200. That figure sounds a little on the high side, Rich Cummings, a water services manager, told The Observer this week during discussion of the situation. Plus, he indicated, something might be worked out if the HOA cannot handle the backflow device installation all at one time, no matter what the cost. Beyond that concession, though, Cummings was adamant that the collection of private homes in the HOA constitutes a commercial site and that it currently is in violation of the prevailing ordinance. Asked how the Skyview HOA got onto the WRS inspection radar, Cummings suggested that an inspector may have been driving the street, noticed no water meters in several yards but then found a yard with two meter vaults, signaling several homes served by the same water line running through a master meter. The inspector recognized it as a qualified commercial site under the ordinance and proceeded to conduct an inspection, Cummings posited. When asked if the Skyview HOA is one among others or the only such collection of private homes on a master water meter in the retirement community to be inspected for ordinance violation, Cummings replied that he did not know and that research would be required to determine the answer. A cost would be attached to such research, he added, estimating it to be in the $200 range. And you probably wouldnt like it; it wouldnt be what youre looking for, he noted. Then, when it came to the issue of enforcing an ordinance on properties built long before the ordinance was enacted, Cummings seemed to contradict his own support of the WRS inspections and the departments interpretations of county ordinance. In a written statement to Martis two weeks ago, Cummings himself wrote that Implementation of Ordinance 03-6 is not retroactive. The Ordinance, and its predecessor Ordinances, only require installation of particular devices from the effective date of the Ordinance forward. In addition, it has been widely established in cases and courts around the country that municipal ordinances are effective from the point of enactment forward; they are not legally enforced on a retroactive basis or applied after the fact to situations occurring before enactment unless they contain specific language embracing retroactive enforcement. Hillsboroughs ordinance contains no such statement. Based on Cummings written remarks, it would seem the Skyview HOA composed of homes built and plumbed decades before the ordinance was drafted the first time is not subject to the ordinance today, said Dave Brown, SCC resident and long-time community advocate who has strenuously opposed Hillsboroughs mandated backflow devices. He also is a citizen member of the cross connection control board. Brown, who attended the HOA officers meeting this week, emphasized, too, that typically Commercial premises means premises where there is a multi-family apartment building or condominium or a business enterprise. Since the Skyview HOA does not include any apartments or condos or townhomes and none of the members is conducting a public business on any of the property, their homes do not qualify as a commercial site according to typical definition, he suggested. Brown also asserted that the Hillsborough County Health Department has never once recorded a single incident of sickness attributed to backflow contamination and that no one ever has died in Florida due to a backflow incident. On the other hand, he added, the most common cause of an unintentional backflow incident is when a county fire truck pulls water from a hydrant and creates a vacuum that draws water from a house back into the main water lines. County fire hydrants do not have backflow valves. The advocate, who repeatedly has demonstrated the vulnerability of the RP backflow valve that county ordinance mandates, also pointed to the ease with which a valve can be opened and a toxin added to the potable water supply which WRS is obligated to protect yet jeopardizes by requiring a faulty device. The valve that Skyview HOA is being forced to install violates a number of federal and state terrorism and water quality acts because it provides direct access for contamination of the public drinking water supply, he said. Cummings responds to Browns assertions by noting that the danger of developing health problems exists in the private property area after water has left the closed public distribution system which is safe and secure because utilities have legal and sanitary control of the system and the end product. As for potable water contamination through a fire hydrant, the WRS manager pointed out that maintenance personnel and firemen are authorized, trained and licensed to know how to properly use a hydrant. Martis, a retired law enforcement officer, said this week he can see no imminent danger to anyone in the Skyview HOA through the existing water supply system. But, he added, the HOA officers would seek formal bids for the backflow prevention that WRS is demanding. On the other hand, he indicated, the group would not be in a hurry to install something so expensive that seems so unnecessary since the HOA is only a collection of small 50-year-old neatly kept homes on a quiet street in a senior community far outdating the ordinance being used to label it. The Observer also contacted four county commissioners who represent Sun City Center for comment on the matter but received no responses before publication deadline. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonViolators% 

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MARCH 22, 2012 13 WWW.BROOKDALELIVING.COM Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers & Dementia Care 3910 Galen Court Sun City Center, FL 33573(813) 633-4340Assisted Living Facility # AL9634Your story continues here... Homewood ResidenceBalance & Fall Prevention Workshop Wednesday, March 28 9:00 a.m. to Noon For information, call (813) 633-4340. Join us at Homewood Residence for our Balance & Fall Prevention Workshop. Enjoy interactive stations with education, assessments, intervention and rehabilitation information. bilitation Specialist. Wellness Program. Complimentary admission and refreshments Door prizes and giveaways! DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONEFLOOR & HOME (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) www.doveinteriorshdwfg.com813-645-8660 Tailored and TraditionalTiered and Tiered ArchitellaTraversed with Vertiglide The Modern Roman Shade that rolls, stacks and traverses. To learn more about the entire Vignette product line, call or stop by today! Many of the tables set up for display had people explaining to Fun Fest attendees about causes they support, like this one, decked out in green on St. Patricks Day, but still concentrating on helping needy area children.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSAs of Monday morning the Sun City Center Community Association still did not have an exact count but said approximately 7,000 people attended the Sun City Center Fun Fest Saturday, March 17 at the main Community Association complex on Cherry Hills Boulevard. There were so many golf carts and cars people parked in medians and shopping plazas and many still had to leave their cars at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach and take shuttle busses which ran from early morning until after 3 p.m. Clubs and groups showed their talents, wares and show pieces; bands played; people sang and danced; foods of all kinds were served; and causes explained and pleaded for. From babies in strollers to elderly riding on scooters, sidewalks and grassy areas were so full, people had to squeeze between bodies to get from place to place. Fun Fest successSouth Bay Church BBQ reaches neighbors RIVERVIEW Members of the South Bay Church Youth Haiti Missions team welcomed neighbors to their fundraiser chicken barbecue last weekend and successfully raised nearly $3,000 for their trip to Haiti this summer. Communities united as support came from local and slightly further churches including Simmons Loop Baptist, also in Riverview, and First Apostolic Church in Keith Garner makes balloon animals, swords, etc.Ruskin, to enjoy the $5 meal of barbecued chicken and sides. Residents of Sun City Center made the trek up US 301 to support this worthy cause as well. Many were blessed by this event as surplus meals were taken to shut-ins in the Brandon and South County areas, as well as the homeless nearby. High school and college age students from South Bay Church will be taking off for Haiti June 9 and return June 16. Students will stay on the grounds of the Haiti Gospel Ministries school and experience first hand the act of serving others. For more information about the mission or about South Bay Church visit www. SouthBay.cc. The church is located at 13498 U.S. 301, Riverview, just south of Big Bend Road.Left, Stephanie Simmons entertains some of the elementary kids. Right, Joshua LeLacheur painted faces at the event.CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOS

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14 MARCH 22, 2012%  MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSCherry trees surround the peaceful Tidal Basin with the Washington Monument in the background.National Cherry Blossom Festival protocol and posture. The cherry blossoms are a reminder that all things can begin anew again. The pink and white trees, magnificent in beauty and scope, remind us that every year the nation itself can blossom anew. National Park Service rangers and volunteers some on foot, some on bicycle, and some with lanterns after the sun has set mingle with thousands of visitors that gather around the Tidal Basin near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. That the Tidal Basin in front of the Jefferson Memorial was selected as the site for the first two flowering cherry trees is most appropriate. The sakura as a symbol of transformation and renewal compliments Jeffersons sheer genius, foresight, and ideals in shaping the nation. His faith and optimism are enhanced by the sea of white and pink that visitors pass through on the way to the monument that holds his permanent legacy. Jeffersons own words on renewal can be found engraved on the southeast wall of his memorial: I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors. The cherry blossoms are visible throughout the city, including from the steps of the Capitol building looking out towards the National Mall. They bring life and provide comfort to the already beautiful, yet somber, war memorials. They bring striking, yet soft, color to the city built more than two centuries ago by a new nation a city created as a powerful statement by people with the foresight to know that this was a nation of unlimited potential to renew itself through the ages. They serve as a vibrant reflection of the city itself. During the first week of the centennial celebration of the gift of the flowering trees, the mood is joyous in the nations capitol. Thousands of visitors, young and old, walk around the peaceful basin, stand in silent awe at the Jefferson Memorial, take his words etched on the walls to heart, and relax on the steps of the monument. In this place and in these moments, the city is at peace. Its a place where things begin anew and all things are possible. If you go: The National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 24 to April 15. Washington, DC is not an inexpensive city, but the rates for lodging are generally based on proximity to the city the farther out you go, the less expensive it can be. During the festival, the relatively few hotels in the city proper tend to run $300 per night and higher. Hotels in nearby Arlington are less expensive, and Alexandria or the suburban areas towards Baltimore provide more options for the budget-minded. The citys metro system is excellent and a car is not needed within the District (and is also not recommended as parking is extremely limited and can be difficult to find). On the other side of that coin, nearly all of the attractions from the monuments to the Smithsonian are free of charge. For our trip, Michelle and I found a private apartment offered on the lodging website AirBnB.com. The one bedroom apartment was much less expensive than a hotel and was located in a beautiful old neighborhood of brick town homes and row houses just two blocks from the Capitol building. Michelle among the cherry blossoms. Visitors walking amongs the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial.

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MARCH 22, 2012 15 We are a AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterAt Home Auto Care, Inc.(813) 645-0339 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Sun City Center Travelworld Come see a fascinating presentation on AUSTRALIA and the SOUTH PACIFICat Sun City Travelworld with Travel2s Sherry Hayes! Ruskin Elementarys Terrific Kids are compassionateRuskin Elementary held their Terrific Kids presentation for the character trait compassion. The program is sponsored by the Kiwanis members of Sun City Center who also came to present the awards. The following students were recognized: Kevin Miron, Emily Villavicencio Albertini, Adam Kelly, Jenedith Seguara, Katherine Price, Sean McAllister, Kennedi Randall, Carol Avonce Martinez, Mary Ann Vidal, Jose Cesario, Alvaro Claudio, Ruby Flores, Angel Alonzo Ortiz, Maxieli Hernandez, Haley Whitzel, Jordy Figueroa, Carolina Basave, Jessica Cormack, Eberlida PerezHernandez, Novice Cox, Brianna Conklin, Eduardo Lopez Barrera, Tyler Schaaf, Julisa Gallardo Ibarra, Dibanhi Reducindo, Melissa Arias, Jonathan Reyes, Cesar Barrientos, Itzel Montoya, Rigoberto Fuentes, Adriana Fernandez, Alexis Mosley, Aaliyah Neri, Mireya Martinez, Anna Delgado, Branden Giles, Jose Arias, Ivy Ramirez-Corona, Gage Monk, Daniela Linares, Amaris Fraga, Lizbet Gomez, Margarita Wiegand, Damien Vasquez, Kennett Luxana, Jordyn Strossner, Maria Avalos, Francisco Garcia, Molly Sanchez, Zachary Flannery, Darryl Page, Cynthia Masariegos, Efrain Rios, Ben Tran, Cheyanne Reyes. Also pictured are Rebecca Salgado, Assistant Principal Ruskin; Joe Nargawala and Charlene Wirick and Sun City Center Kiwanis members. Those students not present for the photo were: Alejandro Rohena, Esmeralda Suastegui, Shiva Andres, and Julian Monrial. Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 Upcoming EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. NEW Website: Check it out!! riverviewmooselodge2158.0rg Wednesdays WOTM Chefs Choice Thursdays Taco/Burgers Fridays Steak/Fish/Shrimp Dinners Saturdays Function Nights with Fabulous Dinners Sundays Wings 6 @ $3 Saturday March 24th Fish Fry at the Tiki Bar Sponsored by the Moose Riders Saturday March 31th Riverview Moose Comedy Show Sponsored by Donnie Portice As part of its program to offer complimentary classes to the Community, the Sun City Center Ceramic Club held multiple classes between last October through January. Pictured above are some of the participants finishing the pieces they chose to work on. This has proven to be a successful program and will be offered again in the fall of this year. Free classes given by SCC Ceramic ClubParticipants enjoyed complimentary classes.Everyday sign language classThe Hearing Loss Association of Sun City Center (HLA-SCC) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. Membership is free, and all are welcome to attend. Coffee and donuts at 9:15 a.m. Programming and Mapping: the Keys to getting the most out of your Hearing Aid or Cochlear Implant will be discussed by Lisa Tanner, Au.D. Learn how to work with your hearing professional to obtain the best results from your hearing instrument. CART (captioning) provided by Tess Crowder (Communication Access, Inc.), who also teaches an Everyday Sign Language Class at 10:45 a.m. For more information, contact Richard Herring at rhmann@tampabay.rr.com or Barbara Riley at (813) 634-1706. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.netDollar Stretcher Tips Rusty Tubs and SinksTo remove rust spots from tubs and sinks, cover the rust spot with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide and sprinkle with cream of tartar. Let this sit for 30 minutes and wipe it off with a sponge. Cyndi S. Additional Dollar Stretcher Resource: More ways to remove rust stains from your bath at http://www.stretcher.com/ stories/00/000306b.cfm?ds0305

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CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILS We can service nearly any car!Shopper Observer Shopper Observer Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on a new County citizen advisory board the Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee. Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions, and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board, but may only serve on one board at a time. The deadline for applying is March 26. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in April, 2012. Details on the committee are as follows: Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee The Committee will make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on changes to the Land Development Code, the accompanying process and other procedural improvements to eliminate duplication, reduce the permitting time, eliminate outdated and conflicting regulations, and improve customer satisfaction. A Technical Support Group will assist the Committee by providing data and other relevant information. Five positions are available. Terms are for one year. Members appointed to this Committee represent the following: Contractor; Land Use Lawyer; Hispanic Community; African American Community; and Minority or Small Business Owners (MBE/SBE). Members should have experience in site and/or subdivision, concurrency review, zoning, planned developments, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI), or related work in the land development or building process. Meeting schedule: Anticipated to meet for 2 hours, every 2-3 weeks for a period of 6-8 months. Citizens interested in being considered for appointment must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments, and a letter of interest describing experience in the related field and the qualifications in one of the five above mentioned categories. The Questionnaire is available in the Commissioners reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-2725826; or on the Countys website at: www.hillsboroughcounty.org. Click on the County Commission link on the left-hand side of the page, then the Advisory Boards and Committees sublink. The Application Questionnaire For County Appointments is in the middle of the page. The form can be filled out, and then scanned and emailed, faxed, hand-delivered or mailed. Forms must be signed and dated. Additional directions for submission are listed on the form. For more information, contact Luann Finley, Director of Board Services, at 813-272-5826.Vacancies available for citizens advisory board South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 to 5 p.m. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. March 31 Installation of new officers Installation will take place at 4 p.m. with prime rib dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Bryan from 6-8 p.m. and the cost is $15. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, Telephone 813-645-2089 and has a clean, smoke free environment. Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813-2603692.Weight Wacthers extend inviteWeight Watchers meets every Thursday at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at United Community Church 1501 LaJolla Ave. Dont miss out on free registration. Pay only meeting fee. For more information, email Sandy at samt1995@yahoo.com Find your favorite stories and many others online at ObserverNews.net

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16 MARCH 22, 2012 17 Triple Berry Baked BriePrep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 12 servings 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 1/3 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Northwest Triple Berry Preserves 8 ounces round baby wheel brie cheese 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or pecans 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water Assorted crackers, pear slices and/or apple slices Heat oven to 400F. Unfold surface. Roll gently to seal any cracks in pastry. Spoon preserves onto center of pastry. Place cheese on top of preserves. Sprinkle evenly with nuts. Fold pastry up over the cheese to cover. Trim excess pastry and press to seal seams. Reserve pastry scraps. Whisk egg and water in small bowl. Brush seams with egg mixture. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Cut pastry scraps into decorative shapes and arrange on top, if desired. Brush with egg mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with crackers and sliced fruit. 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds pork tenderloin 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1 cup chicken broth 1 10-ounce jar Smuckers Sweet Orange Marmalade 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 cloves garlic 1 large onion, sliced 1 package fresh mushroom caps 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt Citrus Apple TartPrep Time: 25 minutesCook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 9-inch single Classic Crisco Pie Crust 4 medium Granny Smith apples (about 2 pounds) 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, diced 1/4 cup Smuckers Sweet Orange Marmalade OR Smuckers Organic Orange Marmalade Prepare recipe for single crust pie. Roll out dough, place in a 9-inch 350F. Peel and core apples. Cut in half, end-to-end. Slice apples crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add apple slices and toss to coat. Randomly place about 1/2 of apples into bottom of crust in two layers, cutting apples as necessary pan, overlapping the slices about 1/8 inch. Fill in center with smaller pieces of apples. Dot with butter. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until apples are fork tender and edges of apples begin to brown. Cool on wire rack. Heat orange marmalade in small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 20 seconds; stir. Brush marmalade over tart. Strawberry Spring SaladPrep Time: 10 minutesYield: 6 servings 1/2 cup Smuckers Strawberry Syrup 2 tablespoons Crisco Pure Canola Oil 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 5-ounce package spring salad greens or other salad greens mix 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 tangerine or small orange, peeled, seeded, cut into bite-size pieces 12 strawberries, sliced vertically 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled Combine syrup, oil and vinegar to make vinaigrette. Whisk until blended. Place salad greens, green onion, orange pieces, strawberries and sunAdd vinaigrette. Toss lightly. Crumble blue cheese over top. Serve immediately. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown tender loin on all sides. In blender, mix teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, orange marmalade, fresh ginger, brown sugar and garlic. Blend until a smooth sauce. Put browned tenderloin into slow cooker. Slice onion and add to slow cooker. Add mushrooms, Cover with the teriyaki sauce mixture. Cook on high for about 4 hours. Turn tenderloin a couple of times while cooking. When done, remove the tender loin and let rest for about 10 minutes. To serve, slice diagonally and pour sauce, mushrooms and onions over top. Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork TenderloinCook Time: 4 hours Prep Time: 20 minutes Yield: 8 servings FaAMilyILY FEaturATUREsS EEaster is a time for honored family traditions. From E Easter hats, egg hunts and meals shared with those you love, each celebration creates its own special memories. table in a whole new way, including savory Slow Cooker M Marmalade Pork Tenderloin, a family favorite from Tamie J. of Prosper, Texas, last years Grand Prize Winner in the Spreading Smuckers Traditions Recipe Contest; as well as sweet Citrus Apple Tart, a favorite dish from the Smucker family cookbook. These easy, delicious recipes can be made or prepared in advance, leav ing more time to enjoy your familys cherished traditions. For more E Easter recipes to help your family celebrate, visit www.smuckers.com.

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18 MARCH 22, 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 In all churches, individuals are better than their creeds. William Ellery Channing 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 Area Obituaries George Basil DavisGeorge Basil Davis, 73, of Apollo Beach, formerly of Stamford, CT passed away on March 14, 2012. He was born April 25, 1938. He was predeceased by his son, George B. Davis, Jr.. Survivors include his wife, Josie Davis; son, Tim Davis (Jen); daughters, Karen Sauerwein and Pam Diaz (Ralph); sisters, Barbara Sileo (Andy) and Claudia Milone (Ted); 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the National Cremation and Burial Society, 308 E. College Ave, Ruskin, FL 33570.Jesse Kenneth DriggersJesse Kenneth Driggers, 87, better known to all of Ruskin as Chief, passed away peacefully Monday, March 19, 2012 surrounded by loving family and the caring comfort of LifePath Hospice. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Margaret Madeline Ritchie Driggers and is survived by his five Reds, Ronald Edwin, Rheda Elaine, Rachel Erma, Rex Earl, and Robin Emily, along with inlaws, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of the life of this local icon, with military honors, will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 4 p.m., Double D Ranch 3308 30th St. S.E., followed by a community pot luck dinner. For more information call Rachel at 645-5850 or Dean at 813-917-2819. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center. Chief would like everyone to attend in bright cheerful colors. Please sign guest book at zipperersfuneralhome.com Arrangements are under the direction of Zipperers Funeral Home. Mary (Love) HojnowskiMary (Love) Hojnowski, a resident of Sun City Center, FL passed away on March 13, 2012 after a courageous battle with COPD in the home of her daughter, Patricia in Boxford, MA surrounded by family and friends. Born in Rahway, NJ in 1928 Mary was pre-deceased by her loving and devoted husband Chester, her parents Arthur F. Love and Margaret Mary (Kavanaugh) Love, and her brother Thomas Love as well as many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Growing up in New Jersey she loved the shore, worked in New York City, and moved to Connecticut when she married. Mary spent most of her adult life as a resident of Bridgeport and later West Haven. Mary was employed by United Technologies (Sikorsky Aircraft) where she worked for over 35 years in a number of roles, retiring as a metrologist and inspector. She moved to Sun City Center with Chester where she started another page in her book of life. Mary was actively engaged in volunteerism as her motto was to give back as having gratitude for all the good things in her life. She was a first responder, a dispatcher, and helped to care for the ambulances at the Sun City Center Emergency Squad for over 15 years. She exercised the Seeing Eye Dogs in training at a facility in Parrish, FL; was a committed member of the transportation team at South Bay Hospital; assisted Chester with Knights of Columbus fundraising drives and was a member of many social and regional clubs including the New England Club, Polish Club and Ancient Order of the Hibernians. Mary was a parishioner at Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Sun City Center. Full of energy, Mary loved people, loved the beach especially Seaside Park, the West Haven walkway and Anna Maria Island in Florida where she and Chester spent many days. She loved to dance, sing in the follies and play the organ demonstrating a joie de vivre that was contagious to all around her. Mary was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She is survived by and will be missed beyond words by her children, Patricia HojnowskiDiaz (Spouse Robert) of Massachusetts and Kevin Hojnowski of West Haven, CT; her twin sister, Margaret (Love) Fuchs of Toms River, NJ ; her sisterin -law and brother in-law, Regina and Edward Vrabel of Stratford ,CT; sister-law-law, Margaret Short of Yorktown Heights, NY ; several cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces grand nephews and her wonderful friends both up north and in Florida. A calling hour will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 11 a.m. to noon at St. Rose of Lima Church, 12 Park St. Topsfield Center, Topsfield, MA, followed by a funeral mass at noon. Interment will be private at Bushnell Military Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers please forward donations in honor and celebration of Marys life to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn, MA. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com Edward N. LuckingEdward N. Lucking was born in Detroit, Michigan to Mary Ellen and Henry Lucking on October 13, 1918. Following graduation from Visitation High School, he attended University of Detroit and graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 1939. He received a scholarship to attend Harvard University School of Business Administration and with waiting tables and borrowing from the University, he graduated in June 1941. After a short time in the war industry in Detroit, he enlisted as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He served as disbursing officer with expenditures of $1,000,000 monthly to Navy personnel in Hawaii. His post war assignment was as a contract termination officer with responsibilities for settling 700 production contracts held by 100 manufacturers. He retired from the U.S. Navy in the mid 60s as a First Lieutenant. He was a professor of Management and Personnel at the University of Missouri and later at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1976 he established his own business in the oil and gas business. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dan. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie. He was the father of Edward, wife Cindy; Nora Retter; and Kate, husband Keith; and stepfather of Jeffrey, wife Karen; and of Jay, wife Kim. He is grandfather of 12: Stephen and Daniel Lucking; Michael and Matthew Retter, Thomas and Dylan Brown, Jennifer and Joyce Johnson, Keith and Craig Johnson, ( Twins), and Quinlan and Lukas Johnson. Ed and Elsie retired in 1982 and moved to Venice, Florida. They traveled throughout the United States and Europe taking numerous cruises and attended 16 Elderhostels. They were involved in numerous responsibilities in the communities where they resided. In 2000 they made their home in Aston Gardens North, Sun City Center. Edward was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Remembrances can be directed to Sun City Center Lifepath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573 or to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573.Helen Perdue (Hansen) McDanielHelen Perdue (Hansen) McDaniel, 94, formerly of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away in Bluffton, South Carolina on Friday, February 24. She was born November 22, 1917 in Logansport, Indiana; graduated from Logansport High School and moved to South Bend, IN, where she worked as a bookkeeper at Gilberts Department Store. In June of 1940 she married Russell R. McDaniel (b. 1914 in Chicago IL, d. 1989 in Sun City Center FL), and after his wartime service, they began a family. The McDaniels owned Russells Supermarket, a South Bend fixture spanning three decades and known for the finest quality meats and service. They were members of the United Methodist Church, Elks Club, Masonic service organizations, and avid golfers and bridge players. In 1984 they moved full-time to their winter home of Kings Point, Sun City Center, Florida, where they enjoyed many years of retirement, friendships, and travel. Helen served as President of several golf leagues and as President and Treasurer of a bridge club at Kings Point. Helen had a bold and straightforward personality, an ability to make friends quickly and an unreserved opinion. She managed great personal tragedy during her lifetime through the loss of her firstborn infant son John, the death of her younger son James in early adulthood following a paralyzing accident, and the extended hospitalization & near-death of her daughter Karen, all through her considerable inner strength drawn from faith. Helen is survived by her daughter and her husband, Karen McDaniel Bartlett (Fred) of Bluffton SC; two grand-children, Elizabeth Helen Richards of Chicago IL and Russell Gorton of Grand Rapids MI; three great-grandchildren, William, Catherine & Thomas Richards; and a niece, LuAnne Lumbirt of Indianapolis IN. In addition to her husband and sons, she was preceded in death by her sisters Geraldine and Virginia. A memorial service for Helen Hansen McDaniel will be held this spring at Sun City Center Funeral Home; please contact them for further information if you would like to attend. Donations in Helens memory may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065. We would like to thank Helens many friends in Florida, and the staffs at Aston Gardens (Sun City Center) and NHC (Bluffton) for their help and support. Barbara Rhoads TalbottOn March 23, 2012, Barbara Talbotts inurnment with her late husband will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Beloved friend of many in Sun City Center; mother to Maureen Stehr and Michael Jones; mother-in-law of Joseph Stehr and Maria Jones; sister of John Rhoads; sister-in-law of Helen and Janet Rhoads; grandmother of Michael, Brian and Caitlin Jones and aunt to a host of nieces and a nephew. Barbara loved her life in Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, www. michaeljfox.org/ Mary (Love) Hojnowski obituary continued continued at top of page continued at top of page Edward N. Lucking obituary continued

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MARCH 22, 2012 19 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. 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 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 mimPhillip J. (P.J.) CombsMarch 24, 1986 June 12, 2004 Happy 26th BirthdayLove always Mom, Travis and family. Symphony Orchestra to perform at St. Anne ChurchThe South Shore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson, will present its fourth concert of the 2011-2012 season at Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The performance will include Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov, October by Whitacre, and Polovtsian Dances by Borodin. Tickets are $20 ($10 for children ages 8 16 with proof of ID ) and may be purchased at the Sun City Center, Ruskin, and Apollo Beach Chambers of Commerce or the Saint Anne Catholic Church Office. Tickets will also be available at the door for $21. Saint Anne Catholic Church is located at the intersection of US 41 and 11th Ave NE in Ruskin. Previous performance of the South Shore Symphony Orchestra at Saint Anne Church.Easter Sunrise Service plannedThe sixth annual gathering for the Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held from 6:45 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 8 by the lake at the Rotary Camp Florida, 1915 Camp Florida Road, Brandon. The service is being hosted by the Tampa Bay Area Emmaus Community. Before the sun rises worshipers will rejoice in song, plunge into scriptures, and meditate. Participants should wear warm clothing for the chilly lake breezes and bring lawn chairs for seating. For more information email info@fumcbrandon.orgMen In Black Dinner-DanceSeveral local Knights of Columbus councils will offer a dinnerdance to honor local Catholic clergy and to support vocations to the priesthood and religious life at 6 p.m on Saturday, April 28 at Prince of Peace Church on the corner of S.R. 674 and Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Main course choices: either ham or chicken cordon bleu plus pasta, salad and dessert. A variety of drinks will be available. The cost is $20 per person, semi-formal dress requested. Tickets on sale in the St. Anne church office or call Mike Sutko 813-672-3201.New SouthShore Church gathering labeled successfulThe Crossing Church of Tampa announces that a gathering held at Lennard High School the first Sunday of March was successful. We wanted to see how the community would feel about expanding into the SouthShore area, and the turnout certainly proves it, said Campus Pastor Joey Adkins, a Ruskin resident. We had 347 people turn out to hear what we had to say, and thats not even including the 47 children that came along. Despite very stormy weather this morning, we had a great showing. I always said we would be back here and now the time has come, said Pastor Dumas. Were very grateful for all the volunteers and for Caspers local McDonalds who generously donated coffee and breakfast items to show their interest in the community. The church has two services planned for Easter at Lennard High School, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on April 8. For more information, email info@crossingonline.org, or call (813) 626-0783.Prince of Peace to host choral concertThe Prince of Peace Catholic and United Methodist Church of Sun City Center Churches are proud to present a joint choral concert on Sunday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Methodist church located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. Conducted by Jeff Jordan, Minister of Worship Arts at SCCUMC, and accompanied by Keith Rasmussen, Coordinator of Music and Organist at POPCC, the concert will feature Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ, perhaps the most well-known and oft-performed Holy week choral masterwork. The chorus of approximately 80 will be joined by local soloists, Patrice Rasmussen (soprano), Dan Dunn (tenor) and Paul Barrientos (baritone), each of whom are active professional soloists. Mr. Rasmussen will also be performing Robert Elmores contemporary work Pavane and Louis Viernes Carillon de Westminster at the Rodgers pipe organ. The audience will also be invited to sing several season appropriate hymns. This concert is the first of several planned joint presentations by the two churches. The churches are anticipating a large turnout for this event, so concert-goers are encouraged to come early for the best seats. For more information call Jeff Jordan at 813-634-2539. 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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MARCH 22, 2012 21 Team TerrellsThe Sunday Tour of Homes is a great way to preview homes in your price range without any pressure or hassle. Meet us at any home on the tour at the time stated. Dont be late, because there will be other buyers on the tour, so times are exact. A second private showing can easily be scheduled for you. See you this Sunday!634 Oakmont Avenue* 2 bed, 2 baths, 1 car carport* No HOA fees Updated GE appliances Well-maintained home $79,900 303 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.* 2 bed, 2 baths, 2 car garage* Waterfront with a dock FABULOUS view Cushy carpeting $179,900 1004 Bluewater Dr. *2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage Duplex Twintree Model Great waterfront view $125,000 2218 New Bedford Drive 3 bed, 2 baths, 2 car garage Great golf course view Large open rooms* In Wedgewood III comm.$239,000 424 Smithfield Lane 2 bed, 2 baths, 2 car garage SHORT SALE* Woodgrain-look ceramic tile* Lots of upgrades $92,000 1811 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.* 3 bed, 2 baths, 2 car garage* Angled walls* Golf course and water view* ON CUL-DE-SAC $190,000 1 4 2 5 3 6TIME 1:00-1:20TIME 1:30-1:45TIME 1:55-2:10 TIME 3:10-3:25 TIME 2:45-3:00 TIME 2:20-2:35 http://www.teamterrellproperties.com to registerJoan Terrell, Len Terrell, Agents To register & get info for tour,call 813-712-0294 Tour of HomesYou can view up to 6 homes on Sunday, March 25thIn Sun City CenterSunday ELLENTON 2015 60th Ave. EI-75 Exit #224. At the doorsteps of Prime Outlets941-723-6100 SARASOTA 7261 S. Tamiami Tr. 941-926-3500Just south of Clark RoadExcludes floor models and prior sales. THE INNOVATORS OF COMFORTFree your mind, Ease your backStressless is proudly endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. Fine Leather Furniture www.LeatherExpressFurniture.com FREE DELIVERY in for$200 Offany Stressless Chair Selection, Guaranteed FREE Care Kit with ad $40 Value(No purchase required) February Perseverence Students at Collins Elementary recognizedFebruary Perseverence Students at Collins Elementary sponsored by MiMis Caf, McDonalds, and Ruby Tuesdays were: Armaree Armstrong, Christian Salazar, Brianna Beals, Deshawn Sanders, Melia Butler, Sierra Shumake, Marcelina Cadrecha, Austin Sides, Olivia Cadrecha, Rebecka Smith, Christopher Carter, Denise Torres, Mia Cervetti, Dalilah Villegas, Breanne Christiansen, Lindsey Westcott, Kumite Clavizzia, Anthony Williams, Devin Cooper, Shane Williams, Ariyanna Debriz, Carter Wingo, Kierstin Doll, Karennah Dupree, Idalys Echevarria, Kristina Elliott, Alannyz Esquillin, Junia Ferguson, Nick Fleck, Kayla Garcia, Jonah Gonzalez, Alex Grinion,Victoria Harris, Emely Hernandez, Michael Honarvar, Morgan Hussey, Nazaru Jahmai, Sherman Johnson, Kaitlyn Jorden, Jesse Lambert, Jon Langlois,Anthony Lee, Payton Madill, Christina Martinez, Eddie Martinez, Alexis Mitchell, Hailie Morandi, Jason Muse, Kazembe Myrie, Christian Ocasio, Jocelynne Patterson, Ethan Reyes, and Olivia Reynolds, Sun City China Club makes impression at State FairFour Sun City China Club Members won ribbons at the 2012 State Fair in the porcelain painting category. Martha Klos won many ribbons including Best of Show. Peg Kenny, Marion Stephens and Diana Young represented Sun City Center well at the State Fair this year in their respective categories. Displayed in the picture are all the hand-painted china pieces which won ribbons. The winning pieces are in the display window of the China Club on Cherry Hills Dr.Sun City China Club Members from left to right are: Martha Klos, Peg Kenny, Marion Stephens, and Diana Young. Can the painless, non-invasive EECP therapy replace most of the drugs and surgical procedures currently used to treat cardiovascular disease? FDA-cleared treatment gently squeezes patients legs to open narrowed arteries and create new blood pathways to the heart 35 one-hour sessions enable most individuals diagnosed with angina and heart failure to live active, healthy and pain-free lives A painless, non-invasive medical procedure for treating heart disease called EECP therapy (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) has been cleared by the FDA and is now being used on heart patients in leading hospitals and medical centers around the country including the Mayo Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, University of California at San Diego, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. The painless treatment, done on an outpatient basis, has the patient recline on a padded table while three sets of inflatable cuffs are wrapped around his calves, thighs and buttocks. Triggered by a computer program wired to ECG sensors monitoring the patients heartbeat, the cuffs are inflated with air during the hearts resting phase (diastole), gently squeezing the lower body and pumping extra blood throughout the body, especially to the heart and coronary arteries. The cuffs are deflated during the hearts pumping phase (systole), thereby significantly reducing the hearts workload. After having been applied successfully to several thousand patients, EECP treatment had been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of stable and unstable angina, cardiogenic shock, congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), says Dr. Ozlem Soran, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Cardiovascular Institute of the University of Pittsburgh. EECP creates additional blood flow through the arteries, which stimulates the endothelial cells lining the vessels, improving arterial health and actually reversing arterial inflammation, constriction and hardening of the arteries associated with cardiovascular disease. EECP is covered by Medicare and private insurers For those wanting more information about EECP therapy, Dr. Soran suggests the book Heal Your Heart with EECP by Dr. Debra Braverman. EECP patient and physician testimonials are available at www. eecp.com.New Cardiovascular disease treatment approvedAARP safe driver classes offeredAARP safe driver classes will be offered: Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Kings Point S. Social Room, Main Clubhouse. Thursday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Caper Room. To register for a class, call (813) 634-8001.

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By %  itcren mitch@observernews.netOn April 15, 1912, the pride of the White Star Line, the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg and sunk in the North Atlantic in a tragedy that claimed the lives of 1,517 people. Now, a century later, historians from The History Press, a UK publisher, are live-tweeting the life and death of the storied ship live-tweeting plus 100 years, that is. #captain Sea trials commence in just 18 days, that day simply cannot come soon enough. @TitanicRealTime via Twitter Nearly 38,000 people are following the Twitter stream, @ TitanicRealTime. The tweets sometimes include actual photographs involving the final finishing of the ship, including the enormous anchor that was fitted. #crew In the case of emergency Titanic keeps suitable lifeboats. Ive tried out the 25ft emergency cutter myself. @TitanicRealTime via Twitter The tweets will continue to focus on construction and outfitting until the April 10 launch of the ship. From there, historians will tweet what they describe as accurate accounts from the captain, crew and passengers from the beginning of the maiden voyage to the disaster itself. Although it may appear morbid on the surface, many followers have hailed the tweets as a way to illustrate a historically significant event from the eyes of the past to those of this high-tech, modern era. It provides a means for people to experience in real time some of what it was like, from the excitement of seeing a majestic ship take shape and launch to the nearly indescribable heartbreak of witnessing the loss of life as she sank into the cold waters of the North Atlantic. The History Press has also released an iPad app to commemorate the 100th anniversary. The publisher has dubbed the app the definitive interactive Titanic experience. #photographer Just taken a picture of the public walking the deck, I am sure they will want some lasting memories. @TitanicRealTime via Twitter Lasting memories, indeed. Through the tweets from historians at The History Press, the memories remain alive even with the passing of 100 years. To follow the live-tweeting of the Titanic, search for @ TitanicRealTime in Twitter or visit The Observer News at www. observernews.net for a link. For more about The History Press and books on the Titanic, visit www. thehistorypress.co.uk.It was a Battle of the TitansWell perhaps not Titans, but the word aptly sums up the Lawn Bowling Pebble Beach Mens singles finalists. The stage was set as Bob Ferguson, an established lawn bowler with many championship titles under his belt, took on Joe Mignogna who is relatively new to the sport. On Feb. 27 the match was played in front of dozens of spectators; all other games scheduled for that afternoon had been cancelled so that everyone could watch. Mignogna led the earlier stages of the match, after that is was very even, and the standard of bowling was very high. 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IN YOUR BACKy Y ARDMARCH 22, 2012S Rnt www.ObserverNews.net PHOTOS BY WARREN RESENVenetian Hotel at night. Canal and gondola inside hotel. Palazzo lobby By WARREN RESEN, %  International Food, Wine & Travel Writers AssociationDespite a recent promise to myself to forego the dubious pleasure of flying commercial airlines and the indignities to which air travelers are subjected these days, there I was seated in sardine class of an over-booked plane awaiting takeoff on my way to a conference in Las Vegas. However this trip turned out to be quite a different experience from my last visit when I was booked into more economical hotel accommodations. Las Vegas had changed since my last visit many years ago but the glitz, glitter and neon lights that give this city its unique appearance and appeal were still there as were the street hawkers and shills, but in greater numbers than I remembered. The crowds at the airport and in the streets of Las Vegas gave lie to the headlines about financial problems in this country and the rest of the world. Hotels on The Strip, with their unique exteriors beckon visitors, promising a memorable once-in-a-life time experience. But once inside many of the hotels, be they top end or moderately priced properties, the slots, poker and craps tables and roulette wheels are in your face. Gaming is pervasive. Its unavoidable. But isnt that why most people supposedly come to Vegas? The shows and restaurants offer a bewildering choice of options for visitors but are certainly not the bargains they were in days past. People who just want to gamble can stay close to home and visit their local Native American casino. But visitors continue flocking to Las Vegas just because it is Las Vegas and has a mystique all its own. Headquarters for my conference was the Palazzo Hotel, side-byside and attached like a Siamese twin by a series of connecting passageways with the Venetian Hotel. These two hotels have the same owner but are quite different in design. They share common amenities but offer guests differing atmospheres and a unique Las Vegas Experience. While most properties on the strip bombard guests with their gaming operations as soon as they enter the lobby, the Palazzo and Venetian have a more subtle approach. Yes, both hotels have major casinos but they are not visible at check-in. The Venetian and Palazzo hotels bill themselves as resort/ casino destinations catering to conventions and conferences, and they live up to their promise. Though offering in excess of 2.3 million sq. ft. of meeting facilities, they are an oasis of calm in the heart of the glitz. You can spend days inside and never have to leave the properties except to see shows at other hotels and view the nighttime Las Vegas neon glitter These fraternal twins of Las Vegas are unlike anything else on the strip. The Palazzos sweeping grand entryway is set back from busy Las Vegas Blvd. effectively putting space between it and the crowded street outside. The Venetians entrance is reached after crossing the canals of Venice. Covering 153 acres, they are built on the site where once the famous Sands Hotel held the Las Vegas spotlight. They offer more than 7,000 rooms between them. Even the smallest elegantly furnished suite is nearly twice the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. They were fully booked the days Trips worth taking See LAS VEGAS, page 6B

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Some go as far as to list the website of the captain who made the catch. I guess this is for those who are not eating fish, because they think they are still contaminated from the oil spill. This electronic age not only tells you where the fish are before you catch them, but also tells you where they come from before you eat them. I noticed many signs on the waterways in regard to our friend, the manatee. They read, Slow please, manatees in motion. Obey posted speed laws; use a pole or paddle in heavy manatee traffic. There are an abundance of manatees in our waterways now, as we have had Slow please, manatees in motionsummer weather for weeks. Our mild summer-like days, instead of winter weather, have made our largemouth bass very active and the bass anglers are having the time of their lives making daily catches in our area. They are not traveling to the east coast or to lakes far away, but are making catches in the upper fresh water of the Little Manatee and Alafia Rivers and some private local lakes. I have seen lots of tripletail catches the past week. Some may call this fish sunfish. Average weight is 5 pounds. They prefer shady spots where the water is cooler and are often found around wrecks. They like shrimp or crabs, and are caught by still fishing. This is an edible fish. Legal size is 15 with two per harvest per day. Redfish have invaded the flats in schools. This is a restricted catch, with one per person per day not less than 18 or more than 27. An excellent food value baked, stuffed with crab meat, broiled, or fried. Cobia are on the run across our bay waters. They are schooling alongside the stingrays. They are probably chasing the rays for an By Jonie Maschek easy meal. Be sure you have a 20 to 50 pound test line if you cast into these schools. Cobia will give you a fight before you boat them. Legal size is 33 with one per harvest per day. Some anglers live for kingfish season, and now it is in full swing. Catches were made in the deeper waters as well as in channel waters. They are part of the mackerel family. A great food fish, they migrate through our area, on their way south. Fish for them while they are here. Dont overlook the Spanish mackerel, as they are here in mass. Legal size is 12 with 15 per harvest per day. All of the fish in our waterways are hungry. We have so many different fish out there, it is hard to decide which to fish for. Do you use a light pole or a heavy pole, or lightweight line or heavy? Best you take more than one pole, so youre ready for either a large or small catch. Sheepshead are a great catch for those fishing from piers or bridges. It is a white lean meat fish with a great food value. They are often called a convict fish because they are white with black stripes. Our waterways are heavy with boat traffic. Drive with caution and be kind to our visitors. Watch the weather and fish together. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. FISH TALES This T-Bird is a KeeperDick Tschida of Apollo Beach has a thing for Thunderbirds. His latest acquisition, a dazzling red is the March cruiser of the month for the Sun City Center Roamin Oldies. A long-time collector car enthusiast, Dick has owned four Thunderbirds. When a shoulder injury last year made manual shifting a painful chore, Dick said, I called my friend Amos Minter down in Texas and told him I needed a nice T-Bird with an automatic. Minter, a top-tier Thunderbird restorer, showed him the red with an automatic transmission, power steering and brakes, and a trade was made. Its a really nice car, Dick said. I think this ones the keeper. The monthly Roamin Oldies cruise-in is held from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on U.S. 41. The event is free to both entrants and spectators, and the public is welcome. About 90 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars and trucks are typically on display, accompanied by classic 1950s music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Mama Iguanas Restaurant. For more information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511. Dick Tschida of Apollo Beach and his dazzling red T-Bird.Online financial management webinars offeredIn these tough economic times, we need good ideas in financial management. Hillsborough County Extension Service invites you to participate in two free online financial classes: 1. Four Steps to Building or Rebuilding Good Credit Learn a four step process that can be used to build good credit. When: March 22, 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Register at: http://bit.ly/rWkuhx Cost: Free 2. Shopping for Loans Learn how to evaluate loan terms and get the best deal possible when borrowing money. When: April 26, 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Register at: http://bit.ly/w1BjR7 Cost: Free For more information call Lisa Leslie at (813) 744-5519 x54143 or lesliel@hillsboroughcounty. org. Manatee RV park to host danceThe public is invited to socialize at the next dance hosted by the Manatee RV Park from 7-10 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. Ice will be provided BYOB the cost is $4 For more information call 813649-9150.

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4B MARCH 22, 2012 The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay recently received notification that it has met the nations highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability. The notice comes from the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a national accreditation organization based in Arlington, VA. This is similar to the Good Housekeeping Seal for community foundations, said Diane Miller, Manager, Community Foundations National Standards Board. It says that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has demonstrated a commitment to operational quality, integrity and accountability. The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations program requires community foundations to document their policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking and administration. With over 200 community foundations already confirmed in compliance nationwide, the program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors. This is critically important to our donors, said Gene Marshall, Board of Trustees Chair. When people make a charitable bequest, establish a fund or set up an annuity, they are putting their trust in us. They are counting on us to manage the investment wisely, honor their charitable wishes and, in some cases, provide lifetime income to a loved one. The National Standards confirmation says our house is in order. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay offers a range of charitable funds, allowing donors to advance a cause such as education or the environment, support an individual organization, provide flexible support for community needs or recommend individual grants. In addition to affirming the organizations philanthropic services, the confirmation validates the Community Foundations grantmaking practices for the non-profit community. The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations program is the first of its kind for charitable foundations in the United States. About the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay was established in 1990 to build a better community through creative philanthropy, vision, and leadership. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization which administers funds established by individuals, corporations, private foundations and nonprofit organizations to support the charitable needs of the Tampa Bay area. The work of the Foundation is enhanced through its divisions in Greater Sun City Center, Pasco County, Greater St. Petersburg, and Hernando County. The Foundation currently administers approximately $150 million in assets, placing it in the top 100 of more than 700 community foundations nationwide. The Community Foundations National Standards Board is a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations that administers and advances National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations by ensuring the integrity of the accreditation process and building the value of compliance. Visit www.cfstandards.org for more information about the program and organization.Foundation receives national accreditation The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Best Spaghetti in Ruskin Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 2 p.m. Horseshoes UPCOMING EVENTS 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 Saturday, April 7 7-11 p.m. Beach Monkeys Friday, April 13 7-11 p.m. Southern Tied Friday,April 20 7-11 p.m. Red Neck Band Saturday, April 21 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, April 2 7-11 p.m. Caribbean Cowboys Saturday, April 28 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTSDont Miss The Annual Hillsborough County Neighborhoods Conference from 8 a.m. 2:30 p.m. on ough Community College, Dale Blvd. in Tampa The cost for advanced registration is $15 or $20 at the door The Ninth Annual Neighborhoods Conference scheduled for dreds of neighborhood leaders and homeowners looking for ways to help make their communities safer, friendlier, prettier and more united. The Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry in Tampa. This year, the Conference will cluding: out gated community formed through social media Crime Watch program successful Conference-goers can register early until March 22 for $15. Registration at the door on the day of the event is $20. The registration fee includes an official Conference tote bag, a continental breakfast, admission to the workshops, Neighborhoods Conference planned access to Conference exhibits, and the awards luncheon. The 2012 Neighborhood Recognition Awards will be given at 1 p.m. at the luncheon. Lowry Park Zoo will be giving away prizes, and conference-goers will have a chance to win a $1,500 landscaping package for their subdivision from LMP Landscaping. Pre-register for the Conference at the Neighborhood Relations website at www.hillsboroughcounty. org/onr or by calling the Hillsborough County Office of NeighborCalling all PoetsThe Brandon Poets and Artists Guild invites all poets to join them the the right. Poets read their verses to a non-critical and receptive group, in a cozy, safe environment. Poets range from tweens to nonagenarians and everyone is welcome including those who just come to listen or aspiring poets who want to learn. Poets come from Sun City Center Riverview and Apollo Beach as well as locations in Tampa and Brandon. For more information call Sue Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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MARCH 22, 2012 5B Fr ee meal and giveaway s prov ided t o all att endees. T o r egist er f or the semin ars, c all 1-8 88-685-1595. Treatments for Knee ArthritisPresented by Dr. Robert Maddalon, Orthopedic SurgeonIf you are suering from knee pain, come learn if knee arthritis is the cause and nd out what you can do about it.April 17th, 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106, Sun City Center. (Behind South Bay Hospital)The Latest in Joint ReplacementPresented by Dr. John Okun, Orthopedic SurgeonAs we age, it is common to suer from joint pain. Learn about the latest in surgical interventions and treatment options.April 27th, 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106, Sun City Center. (Behind South Bay Hospital) Kings Point goes green!

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THE OBSERVER NEWSWhere your sales projections meet their Target Audience. www.observernews.netNan Kirk 813-925-6106 Vilma Stillwell 813-925-6113 I was there. Inside is a veritable selfcontained city with more than 30 topof-the-line restaurants plus lounges and coffee shops located throughout the first three stories of the hotels. Three on-premises theatres present Broadway quality entertainment. Their world famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub at 134,000 square feet features every conceivable luxury expected of a high end spa including an unexpected 40 foot rock climbing wall. Shopping, even just window shopping, the worlds most exclusive luxury shops is a delight. The flagship Barneys New York department store at 85,000 square feet seems to go on forever. Everything is accessible to guests of both hotels who never have to venture outside. Some of the older, formerly state of the art properties in Las Vegas are showing their age. The grandeur of the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels rival that of many of the grand hotels in Europe with their architecture, soaring marbled entrances, extensive art collections and attentive staffs. The Venetians canals, authentic gondolas and recreations of some of the most famous sights of the almost mythical of Venice, Italy, are truly a sight to behold. Its magnificent lobby rivals that of any of the famous hotels of Europe. The adjoining Palazzo nicely counter balances the grandeur of its partner with an elegantly tasteful soaring lobby, waterfalls and seasonal greenery. They easily surpass the older Las Vegas properties in the size of the suites and their amenities. Convention facilities are located between the hotels and are easily gained access through connecting passages. Because of the layout, guests are not inconvenienced by the proceedings going on in any of the meeting rooms and exhibit halls. Restaurants and shops are everywhere adding excitement and convenience to any guests casual stroll. This is not a staid, boring hotel environment. The Palazzo and Venetian are rated in the list of the top 25 hotels in the Continental U.S. Staying here, dining in one or more of the highly rated restaurants featuring top chefs from around the world, seeing spectacular entertainment and enjoying its world-renowned spa is something you will remember 6B MARCH 22, 2012%  Palazzo front desk lobby.for a long time. These hotels are a destination by themselves inside the destination city of Las Vegas. Rates are variable so check the hotels and booking agencies for special deals. Vans run frequently from the nearby airport to all Las Vegas properties with fares in the $6 $7 range per person. Go to the individual web pages for Las Vegas, Venetian, and Palazzo Hotels. Theres a wealth of information available. Enjoy your trip and GOOD LUCK! Two popular Las Vegas shows, The Phantom and Blue Man Group.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 7B 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 22, 2012 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 310 GaraARAGeE/ Yard ARD saSALeE 105 PersonaERSONALSShe that has gets. A A husband, Jack 88, low vision retired R R evered needs wife. E Eating, sleep, drive, plan manage recognition if good writer. Money half safety families. Counseling if wanted. 813-642-0189 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! 260 FruitsRUITS/VeEG.SS 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 G range Hall L Loop, Wimuma Bring containers. 813-634-1162 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAAlmost N New T Thrift S Store. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off USS 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 donateG Garage sale. F Friday 25, 1014 A Augusta D Dr., S SCC. F Furniture, TV TV, washer, glassware, women clothing, sport coats & suits & much more.March Madness Jewelry, vintage collectibles, kitchen items, VVCRRs & DVDDVDs movies, tall dinning table w/ chairs. 1009 RRickenbacker DDr, SSCC. neat Wal-GGreens. FFriday & SSaturday, March 23 & 24, 8am-? Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon MIX & MATCH SaleBOGOon all Tops and/or PantsPlus, the secret sale Moving /estate sale. F Furniture, dishes, antiques, clothes, collectibles, books, Jeep, etc. E Everything must go. 8amnoon. F F riday & S S aturday, 2440 D D el Webb Blvd., EEast. SSCC. Beach, 6446 L Lake S Sunrise D Dr., F Friday & S Saturday, March 23 & 24, 8am-1pm. G Gorgeous furniture, kitchenware, pilprinters, telephones, landscape tools, designer clothes, pottery, glassware, hardware & many items new. Big moving sale. S Saturday, March 24, 2pm. Bedrooms, patio furniture, misc. nice wood furniture. 813-633-3294 1305 Cherry Hills, D D r., S S CC. F F riday & S S aturday, 8am-1pm. D D own sizing home Big sale, nice things. G G ood prices. L L amps, bedspreads, kitchen, glassware, bath, decorating things, shoes, purses & more.G Garage sale. Multi households. F Friday 3/23 & S Saturday 3/24, 9am-2pm. Opal L Lane, S SCC. T Tables, jewelry, kitchen & collectibles. G Garage sale. Multi family, 2006 G Gardenia landings, off W. D D el Webb, S S CC. T T hursday & F F riday, March 22 & 23, 8am-noon. N N ice scooter, good stuff, great prices. Yard S Sale. R Ruskin, S Saturday 24th. Multi family. Clothing, housegoods, furniture, etc. 8am-? 2303 33rd SSt., SESE. Above The Rest We have the best prices in SSun City Center on quality used furniture, household items, jewelry & much more. We also do estate sales. 139 SS. Pebble Beach Blvd. Between CVSVS & Winn DDixie. 813633-5013G Garage sale. 1704 Coco Palm Circle, S S CC. F F riday, S S aturday. 9am-3pm. King size bed, clothes, furniture & much more. Palm Way, A Apollo Beach. Collectibles, McCoy, Weller, G G riswold, Haeger, Blue rack, CDD player & more.S S aturday, March 24, 8am-2pm. 733 Winterbrooke Way, S SCC. N Nice nearly new things, Kitchenware, microwave, furniture, comfort sets, clothes, treadmill, linens. GG arage sale. (moving) T T ools, horse tack, furniture clothes household & misc. 6913 Waterbrook Ct., G G ibsonton (Kings L Lake) FFriday & SSaturday, 9am-3pm. & 3/24, 8-1. 372 Club Manor D Dr., S SCC. household goods, much more good stuff.Neighborhood Sale St. GGeorge Condos S South at Pebble Beach, left at NNew Bedford. FFriday, March 23 & SSaturday, March 24, 8 a.m.-?SCC 2010 W. Del Webb E Everything must go! March 23 & 24, 8 am.-4 pm. LLots of miscellaneous, new & old. FFollow balloons. 813-842-9664 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 Sofa & Chair Custom Made in Spain, Rocker, Curved Sectional Sofa, End Tables & Coee Table, Dining Room Table w/6 Chairs, Hutch, Sofa Bed, Side Chairs, Grandfather Clock, 5-Piece King Bedroom Suite, Twin, Bed, Maple Double Bed, Desks, Bookshelves, Dishes from Portugal, Crystal, Unique Silverplate from Spain: Goblets, Punch Bowl & Serving Pieces, Spanish Painting, Birthing Chairs from Spain. Antiques: Johnson Bros. Serving Pieces, Dishes, Glassware, Bed Warmers & Singer Sewing Machine (excellent condition), Treadmills, TVs, Kitchenware & Garage Items.www.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES6365 Cocoa Lane Apollo Beach(right on 41 to Apollo Beach Blvd., left on Lake Sunrise, left on Bal Harbour Dr., right on Cocoa Lane)Fri. & Sat., March 23-247 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right! 312 estateESTATE saSALesES Chulavista Landings Mobile Home ParkLunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.C R A F T S A L ESATURDAY, MARCH 249 a.m. to 1 p.m. VENDORS NEEDEDFree SpacesAPOLLO BEACHFlea Market5819 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Apollo Beach 33572(next to Shenaniganz)Saturday & Sunday7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.For information, please call813-482-3747 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 604 Deep Lake Lane Sun City CenterGrandfather Clock, Furniture: Blonde Dining Room Suite, Queen Bedroom Suite, Sofas & Sleepers, Small Refrigerator, Desk w/Chair, Dinette Table w/Chairs, Server, Roland Keyboard, Bookcases, Antique Rocking Chair, Sewing Machine, Entry Table, TVs, Vanity Desk w/Bench, Patio Furniture, Antique Chairs, Area Rug; Oster Food Processor, Gas Grill, Mens Bike, Collectables, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen & Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 25%-35% Lessthan Big Box stores Top Name Brands of Furniture(813) 645-7777Open: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Liberty Baptist Church1.5 miles south of S.R. 674, turn left on Bishop then right on Crestview Proceeds to help pay off property. Donations appreciated. Pastor Joe Perrino (813) 468-1264.Hot dogs, chips and drinks for saleAll kinds of items: Generator, furniture, tons of clothing, and many other items. YARD SALE NETTIES ESTATE SALES1125 Signature Dr., SCC(off Platinum Dr.)Thurs. & Fri., March 22-237 a.m. to NoonCell: (813) 382-7536 Home: (813) 741-0225Dont Miss This One! Contents include: NORWALK Sofa, Marble Top Mother of Pearl Oriental Side/Lamp Tables, Glass Top Rattan Table w/Chairs, Teak Danish Modern Furniture, Lift Chair, China Cabinet, Full Bed, 2 Twin Beds, Drexel Armoire, Clothing, Needlepoint Chair, Glass Top Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Glass Display Case, Loveseat, Papa San Chair, Flat Screen TV, GE Washer & Dryer, Royal Doulton Figurines, German Steins, Oriental Figurines and Home Decor, Folk/Pottery, Clay Masks, Collection of Antique Dolls, including Madame Alexander & Storybook Dolls, Fossils, Glassware, Artwork, Kichenware, Household Items, and Jewelry. Beautiful House with Beautiful Treasures in Each Room. PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

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www.ObserverNews.netMarch 22, 2012 Volume 56 Number 9 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS A trip worth taking, according to travel writer Warren Resen, is to Las Vegas. Read about his adventures beginning on page 1B The Little Manatee South citizens planning group has cited irreconcilable differences as the cause for a split last week. See the story on page 3 Sun City Centers Fun Fest was well attended last weekend. See more details page 13 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8SECTION B: SECTION B: Lowest Prices of the Season Tile, Wood Laminate and CarpetHop on over...Its Easter for Peeps SakeSALE MEMBER WEST FLORIDA THE 20 0 8BEST O F SOUTH SHORE SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring DealerCome and Enjoy Shopping in our 4,000 Square Foot Color Center for All Your Flooring Needs! 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office)www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com Vacant plazas expected to encourage new businesses in South County soon!By PENNY FLETCHER penny@pennyetcher.comSOUTH COUNTY Many areas of South County have partially vacant, or completely vacant, shopping plazas and strip malls. Even plazas that house thriving businesses like the Shoppes of Boyette where you can find a pizzeria, a newlyopened caf, a bar and grill, dry cleaners, nail salon and several others including a Tae Kwan Do school still have many empty offices. About half the storefronts in the luxurious MiraBay Village are also empty. The whole east side of the office plaza at Kings Lake on the Apollo Beach/ Gibsonton border built in 2005 is completely vacant as is the new South Shore Corporate Park office building on Ruskins 30th Street S.E. It looks like this would be hurting the countys budget terribly, so I thought Id check it out with the Hillsborough County Property Appraisers Office and Property Tax division. I was wrong. Actually, things are looking up. Tim Wilmath of the Property Appraisers Office, says his staff always figures in a vacancy rate because even the best commercial properties usually have some vacancies. These vacancies actually affect the countys tax rolls only slightly, Wilmath said. People see them and immediately worry. But Hillsborough County is so big, with a $70 billion tax roll made up of about 350,000 single-family homes, condominiums and town houses thats more than 50 percent of the tax base. What youre seeing is the law of supply and demand, added Preston Trigg, director of administration for the Property Tax Collectors Office. The Property Appraisers Office values propertys MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSFrom two flowering cherry trees planted by First Lady Helen Taft in 1912, the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors. Above, blossoms with the iconic Jefferson Memorial in the background.Americas Capitol blossoms anewNational Cherry Blossom Festival begins this week in Washington, DCBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netWASHINGTON, DC It is arguably one of the most powerful and historic places in the world. In a city driven by influence, protocol, and the business of government, the pink and white blossoms add life and a soft beauty to a place known for striking and iconic monuments of granite and marble. Millions of beautiful and fragile flowering petals enhance those monuments, permanent reminders of triumph and loss. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the gift of sakura, or flowering trees. This gift to a still-young nation from Japan has thrived, like the city itself, through the years. Thousands of people will begin flocking to Washington, DC, this week to take in the beautiful trees and attend the centennial celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, running from March 24 to April 15. On March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador to the United States, planted two flowering cherry trees, a gift from Japan, around the Tidal Basin near the National Mall in Washington, DC. Shortly after, another 3,020 trees of 12 varieties were planted. Today, the National Park Service cares for 3,750 cherry trees. A century later, their beauty is breathtaking. It is an annual reinvigoration of a city that is known for tradition, See CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, page 14Seniors homes called commercial property, owners become violators MELODY JAMESON PHOTOIt was these two water meters in front of a house on Council Drive, Dan Martis points out, which set in motion events leading to an expensive headache for retirees in one small Sun City Center home owners association. Martis, current president of the HOA, has been asking pointed questions about how Hillsborough Countys Water Resource Services interprets and implements the local ordinance on backflow prevention. which could affect all HOAs in the county using master meters as part of a system for multiple homes. By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER Much to the surprise of their retiree owners, 14 single family homes here have been labeled commercial property. And, the shocked seniors living in them therefore are alleged to be violating county regulations mandating an expensive but questionable backflow device. This action by Hillsborough Countys Water Resources Department has raised several thorny issues, including the possible illegality of retroactively enforcing an ordinance. Some of the affected homeowners officers of their association met early this week to discuss aspects of a situation now bearing a $5000 price tag about which they had no knowledge, received no forewarning of, had no reason to anticipate and have not prepared to meet. Quoting Thomas Jefferson, they agreed that when injustice becomes pervasive, resistance becomes a duty. The matter came to light in mid-January when a WRS water distribution safety inspector served a Notice of Inspection that the property at 1601 Council Drive is out of compliance with Ordinance 03-6 and corrections are required to bring the property into compliance. The inspectors report said the property violates Hillsboroughs backflow prevention ordinance because no assembly to stop possibly contaminated water from flowing back into the main potable water supply was installed on the propertys domestic water line. The irrigation water line, carrying potable water too, also was found to be without the required device. If the Council Drive property were the only one involved, the inspection See VIOLATORS, page 12 See VACANT PLAZA, page 2

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2 MARCH 22, 2012 Sunset Grill at Little Harbor611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FL 33570Reservations: 813-645-7739 www.sunsetgrillfl.com SoupGarde Manger Displays Endless Salad Bar Chilled Seafood Display 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Chefs Carving Station mint sauce Entrees & Accompaniments Desserts Adults: $24.95 Children:$14.95 Holiday Room Rates Available worth, and then we collect it. The supply and demand of which Trigg speaks is actually what will (eventually) save the day when it comes to these vacant shopping plazas and strip centers, Wilmath said. There are actually less than 1,000 shopping centers in Hillsborough County, not counting strip malls, he said. No matter what it looks like, somebody owns every piece of property, including the vacant ones youre seeing. Developers bought when prices were high and things were booming, he explained. But then, the economy tanked and the owners couldnt charge the rent for the offices and retail shops they thought they would get. Many were abandoned by their original owners because they couldnt rent at what they needed to break even, let alone make the profit theyd hoped for, and therefore they couldnt pay their mortgage. While this makes a dilemma for the developers and original owners, in the end, it will help South County businesses, he said. When the properties come under foreclosure that means the banks own them. We dont usually lose taxes when banks are the owners. Theyre good about paying, he added. So the tax revenue is still coming in. People are waiting for everything to drop as low as its going to go, and then there will be all kinds of investors, he explained. This will be wonderful for business because now the rents will be lower and more people will be able to go into business there. John Healey of the countys Planning and Zoning explained it further. Many of these properties were bought and rezoned for offices and other commercial purposes many years ago when people expected that prices would just keep going up. But then it happened. Values dropped. Many were left with properties they just couldnt rent out. Some even stand unfinished, by developers who quit midway through a project. As the economy begins to regain stability, others will buy these commercial spaces from the banks and people will start to move in. Nobody wants to be first in a commercial center, Wilmath said. You have to have activity. A lot of these new buyers are offering free rent for three months to get tenants to move in and show some activity so others will come. So what was bad fortune for some developers will eventually be good for business because of the lower rents that will have to be offered, he concluded. Still not completely sure the vacant centers arent somehow bad for South County, I called Paul B. Dickman Realty Inc., in Ruskin. In business here since 1924, I felt its staff would be good judges of what I had so far been told. My call was returned by realtor Cathy Griggs, who said although it would be nice to see the vacancies filled so residents would have more choices of shops and services closer to home, she has never been asked by a potential residential buyer about a vacant plaza near (or in) the area where they are purchasing. Ive never had anyone say its a bad thing. In fact, nobody has even commented on it, Griggs said. Not one single potential buyer.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe Kings Lake Plaza was built in 2005 but the eastern strip at the plazas entrance has yet to rent one office. There are three businesses in a plaza to the west side of the entrance, set back some from the road, but that portion of the plaza is still almost empty as well. Kings Lake is a project located on the border of Apollo Beach and Gib sonton on the north side of Big Bend Road that includes private homes and town houses as well as office spaces.Vacant plazas SCC Womans Club celebrates member birthdaysA new club activity has been designed by Nan Dorsey so that members can become better acquainted. Once a month members celebrate birthdays at the new Sandpiper Restaurant. The current months birthday girls and any other interested members gather on the fourth Tuesday for lunch. Left to right, top row: Nan Dorsey, Ann Bohachek, Sue Fitts (guest), Linda Smith and Pat Bennis. Seated: Chris Avella, Jeanne Naish, Bev Engles, and Sylvia Goldsmith.PHOTO BY ROSIE CLIFTON Deadline Reminder ................. ....................... ...................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111

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Differences frequently have simmered as small lot homeowners and large acreage land holders have tried together to draft future development plans involving both preservation of their existing neighborhoods so vigorously defended and their yet unrealized small cities foreseen as sprouting profitably in former pastures and groves. The gap between the two was apparent in the 1980s when the first SouthShore AreaWide Plan was taking shape and continued in the last decade as community citizens from Riverview to Ruskin, from Wimauma to Gibsonton, huddled together at regular intervals, sometimes in heated exchanges, to compromise ultimately, sufficiently to create mutually acceptable visions for their future locales. The final agreements often evolved with the concerted help of Hillsborough County professional planners guiding the process. But last week, for the Little Manatee South citizen planners, the inevitable variances of viewpoints and growing mistrust of motives came to a head. A majority of what had been dubbed the Implementation Group aiming for Phase II planning covering still open tracts supported a move to effectively eject Sundance community residents who expressed in various words at various times their fears about the underlying meanings of fresh planning. There was no professional planning staff present. The majority lined up behind Mike Peterson, an Apollo Beachbased land use attorney involved in many planning efforts over the years and whose clients include area large land owners. In an overview he titled Sundance Attempting to Overwhelm Other Interests Within Little Manatee River South Community Plan, Peterson referred to the Sundance Factor as a concern that cant be ignored. He asserted that Sundance actions are causing confusion about whether they speak for most south of the river regarding planning concerns He suggested that many of the large tract owners who have long been interested in long range planning have been asked to accommodate the environmental, equestrian and community desires of others who, in turn, change nothing on their properties. He questioned that Sundance residents should have equal say on what should occur on the properties of others. Peterson also raised the matter of renaming the area, using Uzita and Uzita Shores as possibilities and positing that the historical ties might win over those clinging to the failed dream of Sun City, particularly given the constant confusion with Sun City Center. In the end, Peterson moved that the Little Manatee River South Implementation Group be reformed, without the Sundance stakeholder seats, and renamed to reflect that it does not speak for the Sundance portion of the community plan. His motion was supported by a vote of six to three. For their part, the Sundance residents present in last weeks meeting entered objections early. Before Peterson took the floor, Bob Iocca, co-vice chairman of the group, asked that the meeting be devoted to discussion of a January proposal by Bob Hunter, retiring executive director of The Planning Commission, related to the Phase II advanced planning. This request was turned aside by Will Redd, the implementation groups chairman and representative of one of the larger land owners, the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Sundance citizens also suggested unsuccessfully the tabling Petersons motion for further study. After that meeting, Ralph Greenlee, also a Sundance resident and outspoken member of the communitys home owner association, referred to it as an ambush, adding this shows the hubris and the duplicity of the large landowners in action. Greenlee noted that the owners of the larger tracts worked with the Sundance contingent through the initial planning process for nearly three years, but when the hand of fairness and balance provided by professional planners was removed they made up their own rules and the 16 months of treachery and deceit began. Still later, Greenlee in a conversation with The Observer, listed the concerns of Sundance residents which, he said, underlay their objections driven by suspicions. One involves whether the advance planning process would be based on achieving consensus among the citizen planners or settling for consistency between new planning specifics and the existing initial community plan. While the professional planners advised it was consistency that was required in Phase II, the Sundance residents insisted that their adopted guidelines for the continuing process called for consensus. Without the assurance of consensus, Greenlee indicated, it was the Sundance contingent that feared being overwhelmed. Another major Sundance concern is development of the large tracts adjacent to the very rural community where horses on their roads, boating on their waterway and wildlife on their five and 10-acre homesites all are prized, reasons residents choose to buy in the community. Developments of massive housing communities with densities of two dwellings to an acre without having any input are threatening to many Sundance citizens, Greenlee said. Yet another big worry for Sundance is potential altering of the Urban Services Area, he added. The community was assured that and residents counted on the USA to the north remaining unaltered until 2035. Sundance residents have septic tanks and water wells and want to keep it that way for the foreseeable future as part of a cherished lifestyle, he affirmed. But the second layer of planning, pinning down detail through application of the process known as SmartCodes, anticipates urbanized, walking types of communities and therefore expansion of the USA to allow for municipal water and sewage systems to serve the new urbanized communities. Were not urban. Were rural, Greenlee asserted. We want to stay that way a couple of decades more without the encroachment of little cities right next door. As for ejection of the Sundance contingent from the planning process, Greenlee indicated the group is laying low but not laying off. Meetings with county leaders are taking shape, he added, noting that no legitimate planning process can be undertaken when a substantial chunk of the planning area and people actually living in it are excluded from the table. It is, he concluded, a fact recognized in professional circles. In other words, some sort of mediation aimed at patching up the shaky marriage of small and large land holders at least long enough to protect their progeny, a workable Phase II plan, yet may be in the offing.Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Word to the wiseJust want to let everyone know that theres a new kid in town. He/ she stopped by behind my house long enough to have a lovely lunch of squirrel meat. Time to start keeping a very good watch on your small animals. I was so in awe of the majesty that I ventured out my back door to snap a photo. I thought it was really something with our great horned owl last year, but this one really took me by surprise. My neighbors said they had never seen one here before so I felt really special. I dont think I could ever take our wildlife for granted. I was a city kid and if anyone told me that one day I would pick up a turtle to keep him from becoming road pizza, I would never have believed it!

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4 MARCH 22, 2012A friend told me that although he had worked hard all his life, he and his wife felt they werent getting anywhere. I asked him to define anywhere. He said, Bill, you know what I mean. Were not getting ahead. I asked what he meant by ahead. He sputtered a few more words and then looked at me in frustration and said, You know what I mean. Maybe in general terms I did know, but I certainly didnt know where anywhere was for him and his family, or what getting ahead meant. I asked him to define where he wanted to go and how he planned to get there. He didnt know the answer to either question. The truth is, he is not much different than most people. Most of us drift from day to day hoping at a very minimum to find safe passage. It is only those who have picked a star to guide them and who have a sense of direction who will end up in a port of choice. For most of us, life is a balancing act. We have to balance all our needsfamily, physical, spiritual, career, financial and educational just to mention a few, and each of these can be broken into sub-areas. Write down what would make you happy if you could achieve it in each of the major areas of your life. Be as specific as possible. You can do this for each of the major needs. Lets take physical needs as an example. Instead of saying, Id like to lose about 10 pounds, subtract 10 pounds from what you weigh now to set a specific weight goal. The problem with a goal of losing 10 pounds is that you may forget where you started. Looking ahead to a specific goal is always better. Specific goals are one thing, but a definitive amount of time should be established in which to achieve your destination. If you plan to lose a pound a week to reach your goal, establish a date 10 weeks out as the time to reach your destination. If June 1 is 10 weeks from now and your goal is 125 pounds, then your statement should be, On June 1, I will weigh 125 pounds. The final phase is how you are going to get there. You have a destination and a specific time in which to reach it but it is important, in order to change this from fantasy to fact, that you establish an action plan. Will you exercise each day? Will you change the foods you eat? Will you seek medical assistance? Will you simply diet? Will you take vitamins? All of these can be a part of your action plan. Put in writing specifically what you will do to achieve the goal of weighing 125 pounds on June 1. When you do this, I will assure you that you will make progress. There is one caveat. You will make progress only if you review your plan on a daily basis and do what you said you would do. But weight may be only one sub-area of your physical needs. A physical need could also be the shape you want your body to be. It could be the amount of muscle tone you have. It could be the ability to lift weights. It might even be the ability to walk around the block. You would approach each of these goals in the same manner as you did your loss of weight. I think you can see that meeting our needs and establishing a direction in our lives is not an easy task. It takes time, energy and thought. But most of all, it takes persistence. George Bernard Shaw said ,The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. With planning, you can adapt the world to your dreams and desires. 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Melody Jameson ...... 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Watch this monthly ad for upcoming events throughout the 12 months of May 2011 through April 2012.APRIL EVENTS Friday, April 20A nale Gala is planned to close Sun City Centers year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration that began last May. The evening will include dancing with music by FLASHBACK (below left), a presentation of photos from the special events during the past year, hors doeuvres tting for such a grand occasion by Fun With Food, and a closing ceremony. CA Community Hall, S. Pebble Beach. 7 to 10 p.m. Open to public. Tickets ($20) are available for SCC CA members ONLY on March 26 at the SCC Community Association ofce 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Ticket sales to public start March 27. Dress is casual, but the committee is encouraging s/s styles to represent the era when SCC was started. Info: Judy Schings 6422001. Deadline ReminderNews Releases ................. ....................... ...................... Questions? Call: 813-645-3111

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X 8 5 MARCH 22, 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 Burns Middle School students planted valuable salt marsh grasses to Bay estuary and its natural wildlife. wetland nurseries have been established at fifteen bay area schools, monitored and maintained by middle and high school students. Coordi nated with school science teachers and their ecology and science clubs, the nurseries provide a source of native wetland plants for use in com promoting science education and the value of maintaining a healthy environment. developed and is in the most pristine condition. The preserve begins restoration phases throughout the Cockroach Bay Habitat Restoration the property transition from upland to wetland habitat, followed by salin ity gradients of freshwater to estuarine wetlands. The planting of Spartina alterniflora, salt marsh or smooth cord grass and food sources for estuarine and coastal fishery food chains of many species of fish and marine mammals. Salt marsh and other coastal habitat populations have dredging, construction and waste water discharges. This loss has damaged a crucial link in the bays food chain for fish and wildlife resources, significantly impact ing the bays fisheries. Visit www. information on this collaborative dedicated exclusively to the chari table and scientific purpose of pro tecting and restoring the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary encompass each year in hands on habitat resto tion, visit www.tampa baywatch. Students plant valuable salt marsh grasses Riverview Memorial VFW Post #8108 MEETINGS MEALS to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Fire in the Hole on Saturdays Eagles Set Their Weekly Activities activities. are supported by the members and members guests. JOHN D. SEYMOREArmy Reserve Pfc. John D. training and advanced individual During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, tice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. pleted the military police special ist course to acquire skills to pro 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. Avenue, Tampa. Riverview High School. TREVOR C. CALDWELLAir Force Airman Trevor C. Caldwell graduated from basic Force Base, San Antonio, TX. The airman completed an in included training in military dis cipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Caldwell is the son of Christine Patterson of Tulip Flower Drive, Riverview, and brother of Jordan Caldwell of Coppertree Circle, Brandon. Riverview High School.Inexpensive ways to decorate Easter eggs stickers you bought at the store sufficed, but now they want the real thing. Here are some old standards with a few new ideas for you from Keep a huge roll of paper towels or rags handy for messes. Have each kid cut toilet paper roll cores into one inch cylinders and use for egg stands. Decorate with stickers or paint. Decorating eggs: The traditional method. a few drops of desired food coloring in each mug. Place eggs in mugs for several min utes until the eggs reach the desired shades. Remove with a spoon. Place on a paper amount of shortening on a paper towel. Buff until glossy. a light colored or white crayon before dip ping. The drawing will remain white after the egg is dipped. To clean out the mugs, put a little bleach water in the cups and soak for a few minutes. the mixture and then paint the eggs with it. Sprinkle with glitter. This can paper dries, the paper falls off and leaves the color behind on the egg. stickers, or clip art. Mix equal amounts of glue and water. Paint egg with glue mixture. Place paper on top and then cover with more glue mixture. will cause the dye to make an irregular pattern on the egg. wax. Then dip them in the dye. Remove from dye. Dry and peel off the can also dip in dye before waxing to get two colors. Honey Bee seminar to be heldThe Tampa Bay Beekeepers Association will host a honey bee Branch Rd., Tampa. needs to know including hive con struction, starting a hive, honey extraction, bee transport, queen bees, nectar sources, wax render ing, apitherapy, looking inside the hive, and more. tration includes seminar and lunch day of the seminar. There is also a $2 park entry fee per vehicle. visit www.tampabaybeekeepers. com. Ruskin VFW Post #6287 Thursday, March 22 p.m. Friday, March 23 Saturday, March 24 Sunday, March 25 Monday, March 26 Tuesday, March 27 Wednesday, March 28

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6 MARCH 22, 2012 1 TOUCHLESS 1431 1stBehind Carol Motel (813) 645-1325 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 Complete Roong Services $100 OFF Re-Roofs only Since 1991 Roong813-986-8009 CCC057203 JOIN US FOR OURSunday, March 25th Play up to 18 cards for $25All games pay $50 with (3) $250 Jackpots and a $500 Pull Tab JackpotIncluded in your pack: All regular games 2 Speedys 1 Three-on-Strip for all $250 Jackpots Sold on the Floor: Extra sheets for Speedys All $250 Jackpots Pull Tab Jackpot Game Doors open at 10:30 Lunch served from 11 a.m. to noon Adult beverages available Early games start at 12:30, regular session follows Must be 21 ATM available Tipping allowed LIMITED SEATING Get your ticket early!! FREE LUNCH Sloppy Joes, Macaroni Salad and Pickles DOOR PRIZES Collins Elementary Terrific Kids announcedFebruary Terrific Kids at Collins Elementary sponsored by the SCC Kiwanis Club, Caspers McDonalds, and SweetBay were: Zariana Avila, Ashlee Rosales, JeninAbel, Isabel Schulz, Seth Ahern, Amaya Shannon, Dylan Allen, Gabriel Themar, Lily Bowley, Diego Torres, Ethan Arias-Johnson, Nicole Usbeck, Mekayla Baker, Jayden White, Bricelyn Bedenbaugh, Lilly Whitehurst, Julian Broco, Kailey Wilgus, Kaitlyn Brown, Jessica Wilson, Austin Buelna SanJuana Zertuche, Katly Burden, Climarion Calvin, Madelyn Caruthers, Megan Colon, Hailey Cooper, Hailey Deforest, Hannah Deforest, James Deluca, Karyss Elledge, Kenna Fallacaro, Emmelie Frias, Isabla Gonzalez, Alex Guillory, Danangely Hernandez, Freddy Hoekstra, Abeba Jahmai, Cheyanne Jenkins, Devyon Joyce, Mikayla Malnar, Samya Mason, Becky Meier, Ellie Mullikin, Tyler Myers, Katherine Nelson, Jared Olea, Lexie Pack, Giovanni Ramirez, Areeya Reneau, Isabella Resto, Joseph Rodriquez, and Sophia Rogan.February Kindergarten Citizens of the MonthFebruary Kindergarten Citizens of the Month at Collins Elementary, sponsored by the SCC Pizza Hut were: Brianna Aguilera, Brittney Beals, Ianna Borrero, Genesis Gaviria, Jaylen Growe, Sabiha Sharif, Avery Smith, Arianaliz Valentin, and Julia Weisberg. Girl Scouts celebrate 100th anniversaryHave you spent any time as a Girl Scout or Girl Scout Volunteer? Share your experiences and memories to celebrate 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 in an English Tea Setting at St. John the Divine, Sun City Center Campus, Del Webb Blvd There will be a $5 discounted alumnae lunch price, RSVP to Cyndee Arruda at 813-245-3226 by May 1. S.T.A.R.T. to meetScience & Technology Active Round Table will meet from 7:30 9 p.m. on Monday, April 9 in the Caper Room, Atrium Building, N. Pebble Beach Blvd Robert Johnson will discuss, Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. No cost. Everyone who is interested in science and technology subjects is invited.NARFE to meetThe NARFE monthly luncheon meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Plaza Club at Freedom Plaza. The lunch is $12. The guest speaker will be Dr. Amanda Smith who will update attendees on Alzheimer research. Reservations are due by Friday, March 23. For more information call Joyce at 813-938-5279. BUSINESS SLOW? Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years.813-645-3111

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SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY X 8 MARCH 22, 2012Kids Program/Event Highlights March 22-28Teen Night: Game Zone* For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join your friends for 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. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create!* Pee Wee Artists, ages 3 through 5, will have a fun morning creating an art project with an Art Instructor. 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. For children in grades K through 5. Join them as the Prince travels to the end of the world. Will he learn the little mans name and save the day? After the tale, audience members will make their own Rumpelstiltskin puppets to take home. Presented by Bits n Pieces Puppet Theater. 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. *Funding is provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional LibraryCommunity Church College offers Speakers BureauThe Community Church College, 1501 La Jolla Ave., offers the services of a Speakers Bureau for your programs, groups and clubs. All speakers are experts in their fields. The topics are varied, very interest ing. Either no fee is charged or a modest amount. Just to list a few of the presentations: Medical Insurance, Estate Planning, U.S. History, The Financial Market, Event Planning, Eastern Religions, Estate Planning, China, Planning For Your Pets Future, Metaphysics, Is My Memory Change Normal? and many more. They all sound great!! For a listing of the speakers, their topics and fees, email the College at tri-c@verizon.net or call the College at (813) 634-8607. For more information, call Hazel Martin at (813) 642-9020. Photo by Hazel MartinStanding: Dean Mahin and Patricia Ann Leyden. Seated: Dr. Michael Deeb.Lets admit it. Weve all made mistakes. And when it comes to boating goof-ups that can cause a little pain, the folks at BoatUS Marine Insurance have seen them all, handling hundreds of claims each year. So heres a look inside the claims files for some of the more preventable mistakes that cause injuries around the boat yard every springtime, and some tips to avoid them: 1. Dont overload the ladder: At any marina each spring, ladders are as common a sight as channel markers on the ICW. Up. Down. All day long, boaters scramble on ladders to bring up supplies, fix things and prep their boat. Car rying heavy things, however, sometimes causes ladders to buckle. Lesson: have your own ladder and know its safe carrying load. It is also good to never face forward or have two persons on one at the same time, and understand that loose footwear such as flipflops can snag on a ladder rung quicker than dragging a treble hook over Grandmas shag carpeting. 2. Jack stand missing: Painting the bottom of the boat to prevent marine growth is a common task for coastal boaters. However, theres always a section on the hull where you cant paint, usually where the jack stand supports the hull. Removing the jack stand to finish the paint job, however, almost always leads to an unstable boat, and using your shoulder to hold up the boat will get you to the emergency room pretty quickly. Lesson: Have the yard put the boat in a sling to finish the last few spots, or ask to have them add extra stands first (do not do this on your own). 3. Trailer tires not blocked: A trailer boater was working on his boat at home in the driveway when the trailer suddenly lurched forward due to the mans weight shifting on deck, causing him to fall ouch! to the pavement below. Lesson: Block the wheels every time, all of the time. 4. All come tumbling down: Every boater likes a shiny, waxed boat. What we dont like is to have to constantly move the ladder while using a heavy buffer on the gel coat. So we reach, we stretch, we lean so far out that the unbalanced ladder now tips sending us tumbling down, resulting in broken bones. Lesson: Its worth the extra time to ensure the ladder is always on a solid footing and secured to the boat, and dont overextend.Preventing injuries around boats Community grants awardedProjects expected to inform up to 450,000 people in Hillsborough County about water conservation and water quality issues were recently awarded Community Education Grants from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District awarded 12 grants Districtwide for a total of $50,319. This is the 15th year Community Education Grants have been available. These grants currently help fund projects that provide communities an opportunity to learn about water resources. The overall goal of the Community Education Grant program is to actively engage adults in water-related issues including conservation, protection and preservation. The program motivates communities to get involved in protecting their water resources through various educational activities. The Florida Section of the American Water Works Association received a $5,000 grant to create and distribute 300 soil-test kits. The kits will be given to Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful cleanup volunteers. The goal is to improve understanding about the connection between fertilizer use and water quality. The Camp Bayou Learning Center received a $4,595 grant to host an open house event at Camp Bayou in Ruskin to increase awareness about water resources and issues impacting water quality. About 300 people are expected to attend the event and up to 400,000 are expected to be reached through advertisements leading up to the event. The Hoffman Environmental Research Institute and Karst Conser vancy received a $4,946 grant to create an interactive website that will provide information on groundwater issues and karst geology. The site also will feature a forum for community discussions and a calendar of water-related events. About 50,000 people are expected to be reached through direct-mail advertising for the site. Applications for the Districts 2013 Community Education Grant program will be available online at www.WaterMatters.org/CommunityGrants on April 1. For more information, call the Districts Communications Bureau at 1-800423-1476 or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4757.Workshops offered on financial wellnessCredAbility is one of the nations leading, nonprofit counseling agencies. It provides free, bilingual counseling services 24/7. Services include foreclosure prevention, confidential budget and bankruptcy counseling, and debt management programs. CredAbility, 5421 Beaumont Center Blvd., Ste. 600, Tampa 33634 RSVP: (800) 251-2227 Learn the ins and outs and helpful tips for buying your first home. Have important questions answered about securing a loan, available tax credits and more. Metropolitan Ministries, 2001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa 33602 Reservations are not required.Need 2 Run and Fun RunParks, Recreation and Conservation are sponsoring a 2012 Need 2 Run and a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 28 at E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW. 1-Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and is free. The 5K Race also begins at 8:30 a.m. Adult registration is $20 and $15 for 18 years and under. T-shirts guaranteed to the first 75 registered runners. Registration can be done by mail or at 6:30 a.m. the day of the event. Checks should be make payable to BOCC. For more information, call (813) 672-7881.Driver safety program now in Apollo BeachAARP is proud to welcome Century 21, Beggins Enterprises, 6542 U.S. Hwy. 41 in Apollo Beach as their newest sponsor of the Driver Safety Program. Thanks to Century 21, Apollo Beach residents will now be able to take the AARP Driver Safety Program in this beautiful, close to home facility! Have you ever wondered why good, experienced drivers would take this course? Participants learn defensive driving techniques and updates on new traffic laws. It covers strategies to help adapt to changes in cars, roads, and ourselves. Best of all, Florida participants over 50 qualify for a discount in their auto insurance rate! That equals a win/win program. For just $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-members, you can update your driving skills and save money, too. The first class will be from 9:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Class is limited to 25 participants. To register or for more informa tion, call (813) 645-8481.

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MARCH 22, 2012 9 ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com FurnitureNeed Landscaping Advice?Speak with one of our Professionals! Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 All bagged mulch 5 for $ 10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12Expires 3/28/12 SIDEWALK SALESat., March 24 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. up to 60% Off TAX PREP $ Old people dont screw around when they are traveling. Taking a trip north on I-95, we stopped at a freeway-side motel and we planned to hit the road early. At least we thought it was early. Old people with license plates from New Jersey, Ontario, Quebec, New York and Pennsylvania were already leaving in droves by the time we stumbled out of our door on Sunday morning. The snowbird migration is in full swing. They know what they want and they know how to get it. Harold is a soft spoken, slow speaking, middle-aged man who lives in Dunn, North Carolina. He knows an awful lot about trains. My wife and I met him on a Saturday night in downtown Dunn while waiting for the Auto Train to pass. We have ridden the train in the past and would do so soon again, but now we wanted to see what it looked like from the outside. It blasted through Dunn about 9:30 p.m. exactly as Harold By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net My wife Michelle and our new friend Harold waiting for the Amtrak Auto Train on Saturday night in Dunn, North Carolina.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOThe Auto Train blasting through Dunn.Knowing and slowingpredicted it would. He knows his trains, but is more interested in the frequent freight trains than in the Auto Train that passes through town twice each day. Harold wishes it were 1996. In that year, he had four buddies who would sit out with him to watch the trains. One died from a disease (he couldnt remember what the name of the disease was). Another fell off a ladder and broke his neck. And yet another is still around but, apparently, is no longer interested in watching trains with Harold. Harold normally doesnt wait around for the Auto Train, but tonight he would. Tonight, we were his buddies. He pointed to a forlorn patch of cement where the towns train station once stood. Today it is an empty space. Trains dont stop in Dunn; they blast through at a speed fast enough to blow your hair back. We told him wed be back through on the train on Wednesday and that wed be looking for him. This will go to press before then, so I cant say if hell be on that dark and lonely downtown block. If I see him, Ill wave; but well be passing through so fast there is almost no way hell even see us, let alone wave back. For some reason, I have a feeling hell be there even though he likes freight trains best and doesnt care much for the engines used by Amtrak. They are too square and boxy, he said. Harold knows what he likes and he knows what he wants, even if time travel is impossible. But since we invited him, I suspect Harold will see it as an obligation. He is a gracious man from a different time. We waited for him to complete sentence after sentence in a polite and slow drawl. When he asked if I had a computer, his eyes lit up when I replied that I did. He talked about a program on a disk that lets people drive trains on the computer. I didnt tell him my computer doesnt take disks and that few people use such things anymore. Michelle and I took this trip to celebrate our upcoming 15th wedding anniversary. A decade and a half blew by faster than a freight train through Dunn, North Carolina. For this trip, Dunn was just a stop on the way to Washington, DC one of our favorite cities. This year Ill turn 50 and Ive been moping about with the realization that Im still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. And the realization is sinking in that I may be too late on that. The old people in the freeway-side motel seem to know what they wanted and they were in a hurry to get it. Many would be home later that night in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania. Im in a hurry, too, but I dont know what Im hurrying towards. It was good that I met Harold. He talked about riding in the engine of a freight train once all the way down to Florence. He talked about things in Florida, all involving trains, but Im pretty sure that Dunn was his universe. I think hes happy there; happy with the small town and happy with the trains that pass through. He knows what he wants and is in no hurry at all. I think my heart rate slowed down just due to the slow pace of the words that came out of him. I think it was good that I met him because hanging around with happy people is a good cure for mopey-ness. On Saturday night, at least, I have a feeling Harold was happy. He was watching the trains pass with his buddies. I hope it was almost like 1996. Falcon Watch Mens Club Championship Winners 2012 From left to right: Harry Porter 2nd Flight, Bo Dahlgren 1st Flight, Vid Valiusaitis White Tee Club Champion, Marty Leahy Falcon Watch Golf Professional, Jim McClafferty Green Tee Club Champion, Hank Smythe 3rd Flight and Mike Sekol 4th Flight

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Some restrictions apply. 7 $ 99 $ 149 Expires 4/5/12$99 $ 99with rebate most often recommended to seniors with arthritis include: Range-of-motion exercises: These are gentle stretching exercises that can relieve stiffness as well as improve your ability to move your joints through their normal range of motion. These exercises should be done daily. Strengthening exercise: Calisthenics, weight training and working with resistance bands are recommended (two or more days a week) to maintain and improve your muscle strength, which helps support and protect your joints. Aerobic exercises: Low-impact activities like walking, cycling, swimming or water aerobics are all recommended three to five times per week to help improve cardiovascular health, control weight, and improve your overall function. Its also important to keep in mind that when you first start exercising, you need to go slow to give your body time to adjust. If you push yourself too hard you can aggravate your joint pain, however, some muscle soreness or joint achiness in the beginning is normal. To help you manage your pain start by warming up with some simple stretches or range of motion exercises for five to 10 minutes before you move on to strengthening or aerobic exercises. Another tip is to apply heat to the joints youll be working before you exercise, and use cold packs after exercising to reduce inflammation. If youre experiencing a lot of pain while you exercise, you may need to modify the frequency, duration, or intensity of your exercises until the pain improves. Or you may need to try a different activity for example switching from walking to Dear Savvy Senior, Can exercise help seniors with arthritis? I have osteoarthritis and have read that certain exercises can help ease the pain, but I dont know where to start, and I certainly dont want to make it any worse than it already is. What can you tell me? Sedentary Sally Dear Sally, Lots of seniors who have arthritis believe that exercise will worsen their condition, but thats not true. Study after study has shown that exercise is actually one of the best treatments for osteoarthritis. Proper and careful exercises can help reduce joint pain and stiffness, strengthen muscles around the joints and increase flexibility. It also helps manage other chronic conditions that are common among seniors with arthritis, such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Here are some tips to help you get moving. Exercises for Arthritis Determining exactly which types of exercises are best for you, depends on the form and severity of your arthritis, and which joints are involved. Its best to work with your doctor or a physical therapist to help you develop an exercise program that works for you. The different types of exercises that are By Jim Miller Exercises That Can Help Ease Arthritis Pain THE SAVVY SENIORwater aerobics. But it youre having severe, sharp or constant pain, or large increases in swelling or your joints feel hot or red, you need to stop and see your doctor. Exercise Resources To help you exercise at home, there are a number arthritis exer cise DVDs you can purchase to guide you through a wide variety of activities. Collage Video (collagevideo.com, 800-819-7111) sells several at prices ranging between $10 and $25, as does the Arthritis Foundation Store at afstore.org or 800-283-7800. Also see go4life.niapublications. org, a resource created by the National Institute on Aging that offers a free exercise DVD and book that provides illustrated examples of exercises you can do to improve your condition. You can order your free copies online or by calling 800-222-2225. If you need some motivation or dont like exercising alone, ask your doctor about exercise programs in your area for people with arthritis. Hospitals and clinics sometimes offer special programs, as do local health clubs and senior centers. The Arthritis Foundation also conducts exercise and aquatic programs for people with arthritis in many communities throughout the U.S. Contact your local branch (see arthritis.org/chaptermap.php, or call 800-283-7800 for contact information) to find out what may be available near you. 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.HCC Presidential Advisory Council to hold spring meetingAt 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 in an effort to meet our communitys demands and deliver the classes and programs you want to see, Dr. Allen Witt, Campus President, Hillsborough Community College, SouthShore, has initiated the Hillsborough Community College Presidential Advisory Council. The Advisory Council meets periodically and is open to everyone in the community and is designed to serve as a forum for commercial and residential members to come together and discuss any suggestions to add to or improve the classes currently being offered. Ours is an unique community and with the current economic climate, the College wants to ensure it is keeping up with specific demands for educational needs. Rick Lanese, CPA, Cohen Florida, located in The Villages at Cypress Creek, facilitates the discussions as President of the Council. RSVP is required to kjacobs@hccfl.edu or 253-7000, extension 5728 HCC SouthShore Campus: 551 24th Street Northeast, RuskinFrom left to right: Rick Lanese, Council President; Dr. Allen Witt, Campus President; Holly Swanson, Council Vice President; and, Bob Black, Council Secretary Congressman sets up local satellite officeCongressman Dennis Ross Office will be holding mobile office hours from 9 a.m. 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. No appointment is necessary A Constituent Services representative from Congressman Ross Office will be present to answer your questions if youre having trouble contacting or hearing back from a federal agency such as the Veterans Administration, Social Security, Medicare, IRS, etc...

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12 MARCH 22, 2012 NAFFCO is proud to introduce its naturally aged wood oor collection. Handscraped Hickory or Maple Handstained Custom Made FloorsRegularly $11.95 sq. ft.$6.95sq. ft. Installed SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Scan to see more! and resulting alleged violations would be insignificant. Hillsboroughs Board of County Commissioners imposed a moratorium on residential backflow citations almost two years ago when Floridas Department of Environmental Protection began rewriting the applicable state code. Hillsborough, like other Florida counties, has been waiting for the state regulation regarding residential sites to be established before bringing county ordinance into line with it. In the interim, the county has been citing only violations found on commercial properties. But, the Council Drive property, while the long-time home of the Brewer family, also is the location of two master meters recording house and irrigation water usage by 14 homes in the Skyview Homeowners Association. And WRS now is classifying groups of homes on a master meter as commercial sites under its interpretation of the ordinance provisions. The HOA and its 14 homeowner members are actual recipients of the non-compliance notice. The department is relying on provisions of the ordinance, now in its third version since originating in 1994, which consider five or more residences together on a single meter a commercial property. It is an interpretation that is emphatically disputed by others. The Skyview HOA was given 90 days from the January 13, 2012, date of notice or until April 12 to come into compliance. If compliance is not made, the ensuing process involves issue of a citation by the department which can be appealed. If an appeal is lost and compliance still is not made, the ordinance allows levy of a fine or cut-off of water service or jail time or a combination of the penalties. No such penalties ever have been pressed by the county. On February 27, at the quarterly meeting of the countys unsalaried volunteer cross connection control advisory board, Dan Martis, president of the Skyview HOA, sought answers to members questions. He wanted to know, among other things, how an ordinance first written in 1994 could be applied to homes built and plumbed in the 1960s 30 years earlier. Should not the Skyview HOA houses be grandfathered in, he asked. The water department personnel, commercial plumbers and others that comprise the board listened politely to his overview of the HOAs positions, Martis said this week, but were of little help in assisting his membership toward a workable resolution of their dilemma. That dilemma, he added, includes paying for a backflow prevention device installed on the potable water line that serves the 14 homes in the HOA which has been estimated to run about $5,200. That figure sounds a little on the high side, Rich Cummings, a water services manager, told The Observer this week during discussion of the situation. Plus, he indicated, something might be worked out if the HOA cannot handle the backflow device installation all at one time, no matter what the cost. Beyond that concession, though, Cummings was adamant that the collection of private homes in the HOA constitutes a commercial site and that it currently is in violation of the prevailing ordinance. Asked how the Skyview HOA got onto the WRS inspection radar, Cummings suggested that an inspector may have been driving the street, noticed no water meters in several yards but then found a yard with two meter vaults, signaling several homes served by the same water line running through a master meter. The inspector recognized it as a qualified commercial site under the ordinance and proceeded to conduct an inspection, Cummings posited. When asked if the Skyview HOA is one among others or the only such collection of private homes on a master water meter in the retirement community to be inspected for ordinance violation, Cummings replied that he did not know and that research would be required to determine the answer. A cost would be attached to such research, he added, estimating it to be in the $200 range. And you probably wouldnt like it; it wouldnt be what youre looking for, he noted. Then, when it came to the issue of enforcing an ordinance on properties built long before the ordinance was enacted, Cummings seemed to contradict his own support of the WRS inspections and the departments interpretations of county ordinance. In a written statement to Martis two weeks ago, Cummings himself wrote that Implementation of Ordinance 03-6 is not retroactive. The Ordinance, and its predecessor Ordinances, only require installation of particular devices from the effective date of the Ordinance forward. In addition, it has been widely established in cases and courts around the country that municipal ordinances are effective from the point of enactment forward; they are not legally enforced on a retroactive basis or applied after the fact to situations occurring before enactment unless they contain specific language embracing retroactive enforcement. Hillsboroughs ordinance contains no such statement. Based on Cummings written remarks, it would seem the Skyview HOA composed of homes built and plumbed decades before the ordinance was drafted the first time is not subject to the ordinance today, said Dave Brown, SCC resident and long-time community advocate who has strenuously opposed Hillsboroughs mandated backflow devices. He also is a citizen member of the cross connection control board. Brown, who attended the HOA officers meeting this week, emphasized, too, that typically Commercial premises means premises where there is a multi-family apartment building or condominium or a business enterprise. Since the Skyview HOA does not include any apartments or condos or townhomes and none of the members is conducting a public business on any of the property, their homes do not qualify as a commercial site according to typical definition, he suggested. Brown also asserted that the Hillsborough County Health Department has never once recorded a single incident of sickness attributed to backflow contamination and that no one ever has died in Florida due to a backflow incident. On the other hand, he added, the most common cause of an unintentional backflow incident is when a county fire truck pulls water from a hydrant and creates a vacuum that draws water from a house back into the main water lines. County fire hydrants do not have backflow valves. The advocate, who repeatedly has demonstrated the vulnerability of the RP backflow valve that county ordinance mandates, also pointed to the ease with which a valve can be opened and a toxin added to the potable water supply which WRS is obligated to protect yet jeopardizes by requiring a faulty device. The valve that Skyview HOA is being forced to install violates a number of federal and state terrorism and water quality acts because it provides direct access for contamination of the public drinking water supply, he said. Cummings responds to Browns assertions by noting that the danger of developing health problems exists in the private property area after water has left the closed public distribution system which is safe and secure because utilities have legal and sanitary control of the system and the end product. As for potable water contamination through a fire hydrant, the WRS manager pointed out that maintenance personnel and firemen are authorized, trained and licensed to know how to properly use a hydrant. Martis, a retired law enforcement officer, said this week he can see no imminent danger to anyone in the Skyview HOA through the existing water supply system. But, he added, the HOA officers would seek formal bids for the backflow prevention that WRS is demanding. On the other hand, he indicated, the group would not be in a hurry to install something so expensive that seems so unnecessary since the HOA is only a collection of small 50-year-old neatly kept homes on a quiet street in a senior community far outdating the ordinance being used to label it. The Observer also contacted four county commissioners who represent Sun City Center for comment on the matter but received no responses before publication deadline. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonViolators

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14 MARCH 22, 2012 MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSCherry trees surround the peaceful Tidal Basin with the Washington Monument in the background.National Cherry Blossom Festival protocol and posture. The cherry blossoms are a reminder that all things can begin anew again. The pink and white trees, magnificent in beauty and scope, remind us that every year the nation itself can blossom anew. National Park Service rangers and volunteers some on foot, some on bicycle, and some with lanterns after the sun has set mingle with thousands of visitors that gather around the Tidal Basin near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. That the Tidal Basin in front of the Jefferson Memorial was selected as the site for the first two flowering cherry trees is most appropriate. The sakura as a symbol of transformation and renewal compliments Jeffersons sheer genius, foresight, and ideals in shaping the nation. His faith and optimism are enhanced by the sea of white and pink that visitors pass through on the way to the monument that holds his permanent legacy. Jeffersons own words on renewal can be found engraved on the southeast wall of his memorial: I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors. The cherry blossoms are visible throughout the city, including from the steps of the Capitol building looking out towards the National Mall. They bring life and provide comfort to the already beautiful, yet somber, war memorials. They bring striking, yet soft, color to the city built more than two centuries ago by a new nation a city created as a powerful statement by people with the foresight to know that this was a nation of unlimited potential to renew itself through the ages. They serve as a vibrant reflection of the city itself. During the first week of the centennial celebration of the gift of the flowering trees, the mood is joyous in the nations capitol. Thousands of visitors, young and old, walk around the peaceful basin, stand in silent awe at the Jefferson Memorial, take his words etched on the walls to heart, and relax on the steps of the monument. In this place and in these moments, the city is at peace. Its a place where things begin anew and all things are possible. If you go: The National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 24 to April 15. Washington, DC is not an inexpensive city, but the rates for lodging are generally based on proximity to the city the farther out you go, the less expensive it can be. During the festival, the relatively few hotels in the city proper tend to run $300 per night and higher. Hotels in nearby Arlington are less expensive, and Alexandria or the suburban areas towards Baltimore provide more options for the budget-minded. The citys metro system is excellent and a car is not needed within the District (and is also not recommended as parking is extremely limited and can be difficult to find). On the other side of that coin, nearly all of the attractions from the monuments to the Smithsonian are free of charge. For our trip, Michelle and I found a private apartment offered on the lodging website AirBnB.com. The one bedroom apartment was much less expensive than a hotel and was located in a beautiful old neighborhood of brick town homes and row houses just two blocks from the Capitol building. Michelle among the cherry blossoms. Visitors walking amongs the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial.

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MARCH 22, 2012 15 We are a AAA Approved Auto Repair CenterAt Home Auto Care, Inc.(813) 645-0339 BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Sun City Center Travelworld Come see a fascinating presentation on AUSTRALIA and the SOUTH PACIFICat Sun City Travelworld with Travel2s Sherry Hayes! Ruskin Elementarys Terrific Kids are compassionateRuskin Elementary held their Terrific Kids presentation for the character trait compassion. The program is sponsored by the Kiwanis members of Sun City Center who also came to present the awards. The following students were recognized: Kevin Miron, Emily Villavicencio Albertini, Adam Kelly, Jenedith Seguara, Katherine Price, Sean McAllister, Kennedi Randall, Carol Avonce Martinez, Mary Ann Vidal, Jose Cesario, Alvaro Claudio, Ruby Flores, Angel Alonzo Ortiz, Maxieli Hernandez, Haley Whitzel, Jordy Figueroa, Carolina Basave, Jessica Cormack, Eberlida PerezHernandez, Novice Cox, Brianna Conklin, Eduardo Lopez Barrera, Tyler Schaaf, Julisa Gallardo Ibarra, Dibanhi Reducindo, Melissa Arias, Jonathan Reyes, Cesar Barrientos, Itzel Montoya, Rigoberto Fuentes, Adriana Fernandez, Alexis Mosley, Aaliyah Neri, Mireya Martinez, Anna Delgado, Branden Giles, Jose Arias, Ivy Ramirez-Corona, Gage Monk, Daniela Linares, Amaris Fraga, Lizbet Gomez, Margarita Wiegand, Damien Vasquez, Kennett Luxana, Jordyn Strossner, Maria Avalos, Francisco Garcia, Molly Sanchez, Zachary Flannery, Darryl Page, Cynthia Masariegos, Efrain Rios, Ben Tran, Cheyanne Reyes. Also pictured are Rebecca Salgado, Assistant Principal Ruskin; Joe Nargawala and Charlene Wirick and Sun City Center Kiwanis members. Those students not present for the photo were: Alejandro Rohena, Esmeralda Suastegui, Shiva Andres, and Julian Monrial. Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031 Upcoming EventsAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. NEW Website: Check it out!! riverviewmooselodge2158.0rg Wednesdays WOTM Chefs Choice Thursdays Taco/Burgers Fridays Steak/Fish/Shrimp Dinners Saturdays Function Nights with Fabulous Dinners Sundays Wings 6 @ $3 Saturday March 24th Fish Fry at the Tiki Bar Sponsored by the Moose Riders Saturday March 31th Riverview Moose Comedy Show Sponsored by Donnie Portice As part of its program to offer complimentary classes to the Community, the Sun City Center Ceramic Club held multiple classes between last October through January. Pictured above are some of the participants finishing the pieces they chose to work on. This has proven to be a successful program and will be offered again in the fall of this year. Free classes given by SCC Ceramic ClubParticipants enjoyed complimentary classes.Everyday sign language classThe Hearing Loss Association of Sun City Center (HLA-SCC) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. Membership is free, and all are welcome to attend. Coffee and donuts at 9:15 a.m. Programming and Mapping: the Keys to getting the most out of your Hearing Aid or Cochlear Implant will be discussed by Lisa Tanner, Au.D. Learn how to work with your hearing professional to obtain the best results from your hearing instrument. CART (captioning) provided by Tess Crowder (Communication Access, Inc.), who also teaches an Everyday Sign Language Class at 10:45 a.m. For more information, contact Richard Herring at rhmann@tampabay.rr.com or Barbara Riley at (813) 634-1706. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.netDollar Stretcher Tips Rusty Tubs and SinksTo remove rust spots from tubs and sinks, cover the rust spot with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide and sprinkle with cream of tartar. Let this sit for 30 minutes and wipe it off with a sponge. Cyndi S. Additional Dollar Stretcher Resource: More ways to remove rust stains from your bath at http://www.stretcher.com/ stories/00/000306b.cfm?ds0305

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CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILS We can service nearly any car!Shopper Observer Shopper Observer Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on a new County citizen advisory board the Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee. Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions, and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board, but may only serve on one board at a time. The deadline for applying is March 26. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in April, 2012. Details on the committee are as follows: Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee The Committee will make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on changes to the Land Development Code, the accompanying process and other procedural improvements to eliminate duplication, reduce the permitting time, eliminate outdated and conflicting regulations, and improve customer satisfaction. A Technical Support Group will assist the Committee by providing data and other relevant information. Five positions are available. Terms are for one year. Members appointed to this Committee represent the following: Contractor; Land Use Lawyer; Hispanic Community; African American Community; and Minority or Small Business Owners (MBE/SBE). Members should have experience in site and/or subdivision, concurrency review, zoning, planned developments, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI), or related work in the land development or building process. Meeting schedule: Anticipated to meet for 2 hours, every 2-3 weeks for a period of 6-8 months. Citizens interested in being considered for appointment must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments, and a letter of interest describing experience in the related field and the qualifications in one of the five above mentioned categories. The Questionnaire is available in the Commissioners reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-2725826; or on the Countys website at: www.hillsboroughcounty.org. Click on the County Commission link on the left-hand side of the page, then the Advisory Boards and Committees sublink. The Application Questionnaire For County Appointments is in the middle of the page. The form can be filled out, and then scanned and emailed, faxed, hand-delivered or mailed. Forms must be signed and dated. Additional directions for submission are listed on the form. For more information, contact Luann Finley, Director of Board Services, at 813-272-5826.Vacancies available for citizens advisory board South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 to 5 p.m. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood and Sandwiches for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. March 31 Installation of new officers Installation will take place at 4 p.m. with prime rib dinner at 5 p.m. Music by Bryan from 6-8 p.m. and the cost is $15. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin, FL 33570, Telephone 813-645-2089 and has a clean, smoke free environment. Call for a FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Attention all VeteransSun City Center Chapter #110 of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has opened an outreach center in Conessa Hall at the Prince of Peace Church located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Bob Gerdes and Darrell Katz are DAV certified service officers who will discuss benefits and assist with claims for all veterans in South Hillsborough County. Male and female Vets are welcome to participate in this non-denominational, and free service. Appointments are available for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.noon. Drivers also are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813-2603692.Weight Wacthers extend inviteWeight Watchers meets every Thursday at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at United Community Church 1501 LaJolla Ave. Dont miss out on free registration. Pay only meeting fee. For more information, email Sandy at samt1995@yahoo.com Find your favorite stories and many others online at ObserverNews.net

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16 MARCH 22, 2012 17 Triple Berry Baked BriePrep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 12 servings 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 1/3 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Northwest Triple Berry Preserves 8 ounces round baby wheel brie cheese 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or pecans 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water Assorted crackers, pear slices and/or apple slices Heat oven to 400F. Unfold surface. Roll gently to seal any cracks in pastry. Spoon preserves onto center of pastry. Place cheese on top of preserves. Sprinkle evenly with nuts. Fold pastry up over the cheese to cover. Trim excess pastry and press to seal seams. Reserve pastry scraps. Whisk egg and water in small bowl. Brush seams with egg mixture. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Cut pastry scraps into decorative shapes and arrange on top, if desired. Brush with egg mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with crackers and sliced fruit. 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds pork tenderloin 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1 cup chicken broth 1 10-ounce jar Smuckers Sweet Orange Marmalade 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 cloves garlic 1 large onion, sliced 1 package fresh mushroom caps 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt Citrus Apple TartPrep Time: 25 minutesCook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 9-inch single Classic Crisco Pie Crust 4 medium Granny Smith apples (about 2 pounds) 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, diced 1/4 cup Smuckers Sweet Orange Marmalade OR Smuckers Organic Orange Marmalade Prepare recipe for single crust pie. Roll out dough, place in a 9-inch 350F. Peel and core apples. Cut in half, end-to-end. Slice apples crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add apple slices and toss to coat. Randomly place about 1/2 of apples into bottom of crust in two layers, cutting apples as necessary pan, overlapping the slices about 1/8 inch. Fill in center with smaller pieces of apples. Dot with butter. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until apples are fork tender and edges of apples begin to brown. Cool on wire rack. Heat orange marmalade in small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 20 seconds; stir. Brush marmalade over tart. Strawberry Spring SaladPrep Time: 10 minutesYield: 6 servings 1/2 cup Smuckers Strawberry Syrup 2 tablespoons Crisco Pure Canola Oil 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 5-ounce package spring salad greens or other salad greens mix 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 tangerine or small orange, peeled, seeded, cut into bite-size pieces 12 strawberries, sliced vertically 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled Combine syrup, oil and vinegar to make vinaigrette. Whisk until blended. Place salad greens, green onion, orange pieces, strawberries and sunAdd vinaigrette. Toss lightly. Crumble blue cheese over top. Serve immediately. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown tender loin on all sides. In blender, mix teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, orange marmalade, fresh ginger, brown sugar and garlic. Blend until a smooth sauce. Put browned tenderloin into slow cooker. Slice onion and add to slow cooker. Add mushrooms, Cover with the teriyaki sauce mixture. Cook on high for about 4 hours. Turn tenderloin a couple of times while cooking. When done, remove the tender loin and let rest for about 10 minutes. To serve, slice diagonally and pour sauce, mushrooms and onions over top. Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork TenderloinCook Time: 4 hours Prep Time: 20 minutes Yield: 8 servings FAMILY FEATURES Easter is a time for honored family traditions. From Easter hats, egg hunts and meals shared with those you love, each celebration creates its own special memories. table in a whole new way, including savory Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin, a family favorite from Tamie J. of Prosper, Texas, last years Grand Prize Winner in the Spreading Smuckers Traditions Recipe Contest; as well as sweet Citrus Apple Tart, a favorite dish from the Smucker family cookbook. These easy, delicious recipes can be made or prepared in advance, leav ing more time to enjoy your familys cherished traditions. For more Easter recipes to help your family celebrate, visit www.smuckers.com.

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18 MARCH 22, 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 In all churches, individuals are better than their creeds. William Ellery Channing 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 Area Obituaries George Basil DavisGeorge Basil Davis, 73, of Apollo Beach, formerly of Stamford, CT passed away on March 14, 2012. He was born April 25, 1938. He was predeceased by his son, George B. Davis, Jr.. Survivors include his wife, Josie Davis; son, Tim Davis (Jen); daughters, Karen Sauerwein and Pam Diaz (Ralph); sisters, Barbara Sileo (Andy) and Claudia Milone (Ted); 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the National Cremation and Burial Society, 308 E. College Ave, Ruskin, FL 33570.Jesse Kenneth DriggersJesse Kenneth Driggers, 87, better known to all of Ruskin as Chief, passed away peacefully Monday, March 19, 2012 surrounded by loving family and the caring comfort of LifePath Hospice. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Margaret Madeline Ritchie Driggers and is survived by his five Reds, Ronald Edwin, Rheda Elaine, Rachel Erma, Rex Earl, and Robin Emily, along with inlaws, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A celebration of the life of this local icon, with military honors, will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 4 p.m., Double D Ranch 3308 30th St. S.E., followed by a community pot luck dinner. For more information call Rachel at 645-5850 or Dean at 813-917-2819. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center. Chief would like everyone to attend in bright cheerful colors. Please sign guest book at zipperersfuneralhome.com Arrangements are under the direction of Zipperers Funeral Home. Mary (Love) HojnowskiMary (Love) Hojnowski, a resident of Sun City Center, FL passed away on March 13, 2012 after a courageous battle with COPD in the home of her daughter, Patricia in Boxford, MA surrounded by family and friends. Born in Rahway, NJ in 1928 Mary was pre-deceased by her loving and devoted husband Chester, her parents Arthur F. Love and Margaret Mary (Kavanaugh) Love, and her brother Thomas Love as well as many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Growing up in New Jersey she loved the shore, worked in New York City, and moved to Connecticut when she married. Mary spent most of her adult life as a resident of Bridgeport and later West Haven. Mary was employed by United Technologies (Sikorsky Aircraft) where she worked for over 35 years in a number of roles, retiring as a metrologist and inspector. She moved to Sun City Center with Chester where she started another page in her book of life. Mary was actively engaged in volunteerism as her motto was to give back as having gratitude for all the good things in her life. She was a first responder, a dispatcher, and helped to care for the ambulances at the Sun City Center Emergency Squad for over 15 years. She exercised the Seeing Eye Dogs in training at a facility in Parrish, FL; was a committed member of the transportation team at South Bay Hospital; assisted Chester with Knights of Columbus fundraising drives and was a member of many social and regional clubs including the New England Club, Polish Club and Ancient Order of the Hibernians. Mary was a parishioner at Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Sun City Center. Full of energy, Mary loved people, loved the beach especially Seaside Park, the West Haven walkway and Anna Maria Island in Florida where she and Chester spent many days. She loved to dance, sing in the follies and play the organ demonstrating a joie de vivre that was contagious to all around her. Mary was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She is survived by and will be missed beyond words by her children, Patricia HojnowskiDiaz (Spouse Robert) of Massachusetts and Kevin Hojnowski of West Haven, CT; her twin sister, Margaret (Love) Fuchs of Toms River, NJ ; her sisterin -law and brother in-law, Regina and Edward Vrabel of Stratford ,CT; sister-law-law, Margaret Short of Yorktown Heights, NY ; several cousins, nieces, nephews, grand nieces grand nephews and her wonderful friends both up north and in Florida. A calling hour will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 11 a.m. to noon at St. Rose of Lima Church, 12 Park St. Topsfield Center, Topsfield, MA, followed by a funeral mass at noon. Interment will be private at Bushnell Military Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers please forward donations in honor and celebration of Marys life to the Sun City Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, Lynn, MA. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com Edward N. LuckingEdward N. Lucking was born in Detroit, Michigan to Mary Ellen and Henry Lucking on October 13, 1918. Following graduation from Visitation High School, he attended University of Detroit and graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 1939. He received a scholarship to attend Harvard University School of Business Administration and with waiting tables and borrowing from the University, he graduated in June 1941. After a short time in the war industry in Detroit, he enlisted as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He served as disbursing officer with expenditures of $1,000,000 monthly to Navy personnel in Hawaii. His post war assignment was as a contract termination officer with responsibilities for settling 700 production contracts held by 100 manufacturers. He retired from the U.S. Navy in the mid 60s as a First Lieutenant. He was a professor of Management and Personnel at the University of Missouri and later at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1976 he established his own business in the oil and gas business. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dan. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie. He was the father of Edward, wife Cindy; Nora Retter; and Kate, husband Keith; and stepfather of Jeffrey, wife Karen; and of Jay, wife Kim. He is grandfather of 12: Stephen and Daniel Lucking; Michael and Matthew Retter, Thomas and Dylan Brown, Jennifer and Joyce Johnson, Keith and Craig Johnson, ( Twins), and Quinlan and Lukas Johnson. Ed and Elsie retired in 1982 and moved to Venice, Florida. They traveled throughout the United States and Europe taking numerous cruises and attended 16 Elderhostels. They were involved in numerous responsibilities in the communities where they resided. In 2000 they made their home in Aston Gardens North, Sun City Center. Edward was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Remembrances can be directed to Sun City Center Lifepath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573 or to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573.Helen Perdue (Hansen) McDanielHelen Perdue (Hansen) McDaniel, 94, formerly of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away in Bluffton, South Carolina on Friday, February 24. She was born November 22, 1917 in Logansport, Indiana; graduated from Logansport High School and moved to South Bend, IN, where she worked as a bookkeeper at Gilberts Department Store. In June of 1940 she married Russell R. McDaniel (b. 1914 in Chicago IL, d. 1989 in Sun City Center FL), and after his wartime service, they began a family. The McDaniels owned Russells Supermarket, a South Bend fixture spanning three decades and known for the finest quality meats and service. They were members of the United Methodist Church, Elks Club, Masonic service organizations, and avid golfers and bridge players. In 1984 they moved full-time to their winter home of Kings Point, Sun City Center, Florida, where they enjoyed many years of retirement, friendships, and travel. Helen served as President of several golf leagues and as President and Treasurer of a bridge club at Kings Point. Helen had a bold and straightforward personality, an ability to make friends quickly and an unreserved opinion. She managed great personal tragedy during her lifetime through the loss of her firstborn infant son John, the death of her younger son James in early adulthood following a paralyzing accident, and the extended hospitalization & near-death of her daughter Karen, all through her considerable inner strength drawn from faith. Helen is survived by her daughter and her husband, Karen McDaniel Bartlett (Fred) of Bluffton SC; two grand-children, Elizabeth Helen Richards of Chicago IL and Russell Gorton of Grand Rapids MI; three great-grandchildren, William, Catherine & Thomas Richards; and a niece, LuAnne Lumbirt of Indianapolis IN. In addition to her husband and sons, she was preceded in death by her sisters Geraldine and Virginia. A memorial service for Helen Hansen McDaniel will be held this spring at Sun City Center Funeral Home; please contact them for further information if you would like to attend. Donations in Helens memory may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065. We would like to thank Helens many friends in Florida, and the staffs at Aston Gardens (Sun City Center) and NHC (Bluffton) for their help and support. Barbara Rhoads TalbottOn March 23, 2012, Barbara Talbotts inurnment with her late husband will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Beloved friend of many in Sun City Center; mother to Maureen Stehr and Michael Jones; mother-in-law of Joseph Stehr and Maria Jones; sister of John Rhoads; sister-in-law of Helen and Janet Rhoads; grandmother of Michael, Brian and Caitlin Jones and aunt to a host of nieces and a nephew. Barbara loved her life in Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, www. michaeljfox.org/ Mary (Love) Hojnowski obituary continued continued at top of page continued at top of page Edward N. Lucking obituary continued

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MARCH 22, 2012 19 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. 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 Direct Cremation $925Zipperers Funeral Home813-645-6130 EXP. 3/31/12 mimPhillip J. (P.J.) CombsMarch 24, 1986 June 12, 2004 Happy 26th BirthdayLove always Mom, Travis and family. Symphony Orchestra to perform at St. Anne ChurchThe South Shore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson, will present its fourth concert of the 2011-2012 season at Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The performance will include Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, Capriccio Espagnol by Rimsky-Korsakov, October by Whitacre, and Polovtsian Dances by Borodin. Tickets are $20 ($10 for children ages 8 16 with proof of ID ) and may be purchased at the Sun City Center, Ruskin, and Apollo Beach Chambers of Commerce or the Saint Anne Catholic Church Office. Tickets will also be available at the door for $21. Saint Anne Catholic Church is located at the intersection of US 41 and 11th Ave NE in Ruskin. Previous performance of the South Shore Symphony Orchestra at Saint Anne Church.Easter Sunrise Service plannedThe sixth annual gathering for the Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held from 6:45 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 8 by the lake at the Rotary Camp Florida, 1915 Camp Florida Road, Brandon. The service is being hosted by the Tampa Bay Area Emmaus Community. Before the sun rises worshipers will rejoice in song, plunge into scriptures, and meditate. Participants should wear warm clothing for the chilly lake breezes and bring lawn chairs for seating. For more information email info@fumcbrandon.orgMen In Black Dinner-DanceSeveral local Knights of Columbus councils will offer a dinnerdance to honor local Catholic clergy and to support vocations to the priesthood and religious life at 6 p.m on Saturday, April 28 at Prince of Peace Church on the corner of S.R. 674 and Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. Main course choices: either ham or chicken cordon bleu plus pasta, salad and dessert. A variety of drinks will be available. The cost is $20 per person, semi-formal dress requested. Tickets on sale in the St. Anne church office or call Mike Sutko 813-672-3201.New SouthShore Church gathering labeled successfulThe Crossing Church of Tampa announces that a gathering held at Lennard High School the first Sunday of March was successful. We wanted to see how the community would feel about expanding into the SouthShore area, and the turnout certainly proves it, said Campus Pastor Joey Adkins, a Ruskin resident. We had 347 people turn out to hear what we had to say, and thats not even including the 47 children that came along. Despite very stormy weather this morning, we had a great showing. I always said we would be back here and now the time has come, said Pastor Dumas. Were very grateful for all the volunteers and for Caspers local McDonalds who generously donated coffee and breakfast items to show their interest in the community. The church has two services planned for Easter at Lennard High School, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on April 8. For more information, email info@crossingonline.org, or call (813) 626-0783.Prince of Peace to host choral concertThe Prince of Peace Catholic and United Methodist Church of Sun City Center Churches are proud to present a joint choral concert on Sunday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Methodist church located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. Conducted by Jeff Jordan, Minister of Worship Arts at SCCUMC, and accompanied by Keith Rasmussen, Coordinator of Music and Organist at POPCC, the concert will feature Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ, perhaps the most well-known and oft-performed Holy week choral masterwork. The chorus of approximately 80 will be joined by local soloists, Patrice Rasmussen (soprano), Dan Dunn (tenor) and Paul Barrientos (baritone), each of whom are active professional soloists. Mr. Rasmussen will also be performing Robert Elmores contemporary work Pavane and Louis Viernes Carillon de Westminster at the Rodgers pipe organ. The audience will also be invited to sing several season appropriate hymns. This concert is the first of several planned joint presentations by the two churches. The churches are anticipating a large turnout for this event, so concert-goers are encouraged to come early for the best seats. For more information call Jeff Jordan at 813-634-2539. 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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MARCH 22, 2012 21 Team TerrellsThe Sunday Tour of Homes is a great way to preview homes in your price range without any pressure or hassle. Meet us at any home on the tour at the time stated. Dont be late, because there will be other buyers on the tour, so times are exact. A second private showing can easily be scheduled for you. See you this Sunday!634 Oakmont Avenue* 2 bed, 2 baths, 1 car carport* No HOA fees Updated GE appliances Well-maintained home $79,900 303 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.* 2 bed, 2 baths, 2 car garage* Waterfront with a dock FABULOUS view Cushy carpeting $179,900 1004 Bluewater Dr. *2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage Duplex Twintree Model Great waterfront view $125,000 2218 New Bedford Drive 3 bed, 2 baths, 2 car garage Great golf course view Large open rooms* In Wedgewood III comm.$239,000 424 Smithfield Lane 2 bed, 2 baths, 2 car garage SHORT SALE* Woodgrain-look ceramic tile* Lots of upgrades $92,000 1811 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.* 3 bed, 2 baths, 2 car garage* Angled walls* Golf course and water view* ON CUL-DE-SAC $190,000 1 4 2 5 3 6TIME 1:00-1:20 TIME 1:30-1:45 TIME 1:55-2:10 TIME 3:10-3:25 TIME 2:45-3:00 TIME 2:20-2:35 http://www.teamterrellproperties.com to registerJoan Terrell, Len Terrell, Agents To register & get info for tour,call 813-712-0294 Tour of HomesYou can view up to 6 homes on Sunday, March 25thIn Sun City CenterSunday ELLENTON 2015 60th Ave. EI-75 Exit #224. At the doorsteps of Prime Outlets941-723-6100 SARASOTA 7261 S. Tamiami Tr. 941-926-3500Just south of Clark RoadExcludes floor models and prior sales. THE INNOVATORS OF COMFORTFree your mind, Ease your backStressless is proudly endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. Fine Leather Furniture www.LeatherExpressFurniture.com FREE DELIVERY in for$200 Offany Stressless Chair Selection, Guaranteed FREE Care Kit with ad $40 Value(No purchase required) February Perseverence Students at Collins Elementary recognizedFebruary Perseverence Students at Collins Elementary sponsored by MiMis Caf, McDonalds, and Ruby Tuesdays were: Armaree Armstrong, Christian Salazar, Brianna Beals, Deshawn Sanders, Melia Butler, Sierra Shumake, Marcelina Cadrecha, Austin Sides, Olivia Cadrecha, Rebecka Smith, Christopher Carter, Denise Torres, Mia Cervetti, Dalilah Villegas, Breanne Christiansen, Lindsey Westcott, Kumite Clavizzia, Anthony Williams, Devin Cooper, Shane Williams, Ariyanna Debriz, Carter Wingo, Kierstin Doll, Karennah Dupree, Idalys Echevarria, Kristina Elliott, Alannyz Esquillin, Junia Ferguson, Nick Fleck, Kayla Garcia, Jonah Gonzalez, Alex Grinion,Victoria Harris, Emely Hernandez, Michael Honarvar, Morgan Hussey, Nazaru Jahmai, Sherman Johnson, Kaitlyn Jorden, Jesse Lambert, Jon Langlois,Anthony Lee, Payton Madill, Christina Martinez, Eddie Martinez, Alexis Mitchell, Hailie Morandi, Jason Muse, Kazembe Myrie, Christian Ocasio, Jocelynne Patterson, Ethan Reyes, and Olivia Reynolds, Sun City China Club makes impression at State FairFour Sun City China Club Members won ribbons at the 2012 State Fair in the porcelain painting category. Martha Klos won many ribbons including Best of Show. Peg Kenny, Marion Stephens and Diana Young represented Sun City Center well at the State Fair this year in their respective categories. Displayed in the picture are all the hand-painted china pieces which won ribbons. The winning pieces are in the display window of the China Club on Cherry Hills Dr.Sun City China Club Members from left to right are: Martha Klos, Peg Kenny, Marion Stephens, and Diana Young. Can the painless, non-invasive EECP therapy replace most of the drugs and surgical procedures cur rently used to treat cardiovascular disease? FDA-cleared treatment gently squeezes patients legs to open narrowed arteries and create new blood pathways to the heart 35 one-hour sessions enable most individuals diagnosed with angina and heart failure to live active, healthy and pain-free lives A painless, non-invasive medi cal procedure for treating heart disease called EECP therapy (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) has been cleared by the FDA and is now being used on heart patients in leading hospitals and medical centers around the country including the Mayo Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, University of California at San Diego, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. The painless treatment, done on an outpatient basis, has the patient recline on a padded table while three sets of inflatable cuffs are wrapped around his calves, thighs and buttocks. Triggered by a computer program wired to ECG sensors monitoring the patients heartbeat, the cuffs are inflated with air during the hearts resting phase (diastole), gently squeezing the lower body and pumping extra blood throughout the body, especially to the heart and coronary arteries. The cuffs are deflated during the hearts pumping phase (systole), thereby significantly reducing the hearts workload. After having been applied successfully to several thousand patients, EECP treatment had been cleared by the FDA for the treat ment of stable and unstable angina, cardiogenic shock, congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), says Dr. Ozlem Soran, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Cardiovascular Institute of the University of Pittsburgh. EECP creates additional blood flow through the arteries, which stimulates the endothelial cells lining the vessels, improving arterial health and actually reversing arte rial inflammation, constriction and hardening of the arteries associated with cardiovascular disease. EECP is covered by Medicare and private insurers For those wanting more infor mation about EECP therapy, Dr. Soran suggests the book Heal Your Heart with EECP by Dr. Debra Braverman. EECP patient and physician testimonials are available at www. eecp.com.New Cardiovascular disease treatment approvedAARP safe driver classes offeredAARP safe driver classes will be offered: Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Kings Point S. Social Room, Main Clubhouse. Thursday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Caper Room. To register for a class, call (813) 634-8001.

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By mitch@observernews.netOn April 15, 1912, the pride of the White Star Line, the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg and sunk in the North Atlantic in a tragedy that claimed the lives of 1,517 people. Now, a century later, historians from The History Press, a UK publisher, are live-tweeting the life and death of the storied ship live-tweeting plus 100 years, that is. #captain Sea trials commence in just 18 days, that day simply cannot come soon enough. @TitanicRealTime via Twitter Nearly 38,000 people are following the Twitter stream, @ TitanicRealTime. The tweets sometimes include actual photographs involving the final finishing of the ship, including the enormous anchor that was fitted. #crew In the case of emergency Titanic keeps suitable lifeboats. Ive tried out the 25ft emergency cutter myself. @TitanicRealTime via Twitter The tweets will continue to focus on construction and outfitting until the April 10 launch of the ship. From there, historians will tweet what they describe as accurate accounts from the captain, crew and passengers from the beginning of the maiden voyage to the disaster itself. Although it may appear morbid on the surface, many followers have hailed the tweets as a way to illustrate a historically significant event from the eyes of the past to those of this high-tech, modern era. It provides a means for people to experience in real time some of what it was like, from the excitement of seeing a majestic ship take shape and launch to the nearly indescribable heartbreak of witnessing the loss of life as she sank into the cold waters of the North Atlantic. The History Press has also released an iPad app to commemorate the 100th anniversary. The publisher has dubbed the app the definitive interactive Titanic experience. #photographer Just taken a picture of the public walking the deck, I am sure they will want some lasting memories. @TitanicRealTime via Twitter Lasting memories, indeed. Through the tweets from historians at The History Press, the memories remain alive even with the passing of 100 years. To follow the live-tweeting of the Titanic, search for @ TitanicRealTime in Twitter or visit The Observer News at www. observernews.net for a link. For more about The History Press and books on the Titanic, visit www. thehistorypress.co.uk.It was a Battle of the TitansWell perhaps not Titans, but the word aptly sums up the Lawn Bowling Pebble Beach Mens singles finalists. The stage was set as Bob Ferguson, an established lawn bowler with many championship titles under his belt, took on Joe Mignogna who is relatively new to the sport. On Feb. 27 the match was played in front of dozens of spectators; all other games scheduled for that afternoon had been cancelled so that everyone could watch. Mignogna led the earlier stages of the match, after that is was very even, and the standard of bowling was very high. 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IN YOUR BACK Y ARDMARCH 22, 2012 www.ObserverNews.net PHOTOS BY WARREN RESENVenetian Hotel at night. Canal and gondola inside hotel. Palazzo lobby By WARREN RESEN, International Food, Wine & Travel Writers AssociationDespite a recent promise to myself to forego the dubious pleasure of flying commercial airlines and the indignities to which air travelers are subjected these days, there I was seated in sardine class of an over-booked plane awaiting takeoff on my way to a conference in Las Vegas. However this trip turned out to be quite a different experience from my last visit when I was booked into more economical hotel accommodations. Las Vegas had changed since my last visit many years ago but the glitz, glitter and neon lights that give this city its unique appearance and appeal were still there as were the street hawkers and shills, but in greater numbers than I remembered. The crowds at the airport and in the streets of Las Vegas gave lie to the headlines about financial problems in this country and the rest of the world. Hotels on The Strip, with their unique exteriors beckon visitors, promising a memorable once-in-a-life time experience. But once inside many of the hotels, be they top end or moderately priced properties, the slots, poker and craps tables and roulette wheels are in your face. Gaming is pervasive. Its unavoidable. But isnt that why most people supposedly come to Vegas? The shows and restaurants offer a bewildering choice of options for visitors but are certainly not the bargains they were in days past. People who just want to gamble can stay close to home and visit their local Native American casino. But visitors continue flocking to Las Vegas just because it is Las Vegas and has a mystique all its own. Headquarters for my conference was the Palazzo Hotel, side-byside and attached like a Siamese twin by a series of connecting passageways with the Venetian Hotel. These two hotels have the same owner but are quite different in design. They share common amenities but offer guests differing atmospheres and a unique Las Vegas Experience. While most properties on the strip bombard guests with their gaming operations as soon as they enter the lobby, the Palazzo and Venetian have a more subtle approach. Yes, both hotels have major casinos but they are not visible at check-in. The Venetian and Palazzo hotels bill themselves as resort/ casino destinations catering to conventions and conferences, and they live up to their promise. Though offering in excess of 2.3 million sq. ft. of meeting facilities, they are an oasis of calm in the heart of the glitz. You can spend days inside and never have to leave the properties except to see shows at other hotels and view the nighttime Las Vegas neon glitter These fraternal twins of Las Vegas are unlike anything else on the strip. The Palazzos sweeping grand entryway is set back from busy Las Vegas Blvd. effectively putting space between it and the crowded street outside. The Venetians entrance is reached after crossing the canals of Venice. Covering 153 acres, they are built on the site where once the famous Sands Hotel held the Las Vegas spotlight. They offer more than 7,000 rooms between them. Even the smallest elegantly furnished suite is nearly twice the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. They were fully booked the days Trips worth taking See LAS VEGAS, page 6B

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Some go as far as to list the website of the captain who made the catch. I guess this is for those who are not eating fish, because they think they are still contaminated from the oil spill. This electronic age not only tells you where the fish are before you catch them, but also tells you where they come from before you eat them. I noticed many signs on the waterways in regard to our friend, the manatee. They read, Slow please, manatees in motion. Obey posted speed laws; use a pole or paddle in heavy manatee traffic. There are an abundance of manatees in our waterways now, as we have had Slow please, manatees in motionsummer weather for weeks. Our mild summer-like days, instead of winter weather, have made our largemouth bass very active and the bass anglers are having the time of their lives making daily catches in our area. They are not traveling to the east coast or to lakes far away, but are making catches in the upper fresh water of the Little Manatee and Alafia Rivers and some private local lakes. I have seen lots of tripletail catches the past week. Some may call this fish sunfish. Average weight is 5 pounds. They prefer shady spots where the water is cooler and are often found around wrecks. They like shrimp or crabs, and are caught by still fishing. This is an edible fish. Legal size is 15 with two per harvest per day. Redfish have invaded the flats in schools. This is a restricted catch, with one per person per day not less than 18 or more than 27. An excellent food value baked, stuffed with crab meat, broiled, or fried. Cobia are on the run across our bay waters. They are schooling alongside the stingrays. They are probably chasing the rays for an By Jonie Maschek easy meal. Be sure you have a 20 to 50 pound test line if you cast into these schools. Cobia will give you a fight before you boat them. Legal size is 33 with one per harvest per day. Some anglers live for kingfish season, and now it is in full swing. Catches were made in the deeper waters as well as in channel waters. They are part of the mackerel family. A great food fish, they migrate through our area, on their way south. Fish for them while they are here. Dont overlook the Spanish mackerel, as they are here in mass. Legal size is 12 with 15 per harvest per day. All of the fish in our waterways are hungry. We have so many different fish out there, it is hard to decide which to fish for. Do you use a light pole or a heavy pole, or lightweight line or heavy? Best you take more than one pole, so youre ready for either a large or small catch. Sheepshead are a great catch for those fishing from piers or bridges. It is a white lean meat fish with a great food value. They are often called a convict fish because they are white with black stripes. Our waterways are heavy with boat traffic. Drive with caution and be kind to our visitors. Watch the weather and fish together. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. FISH TALES This T-Bird is a KeeperDick Tschida of Apollo Beach has a thing for Thunderbirds. His latest acquisition, a dazzling red is the March cruiser of the month for the Sun City Center Roamin Oldies. A long-time collector car enthusiast, Dick has owned four Thunderbirds. When a shoulder injury last year made manual shifting a painful chore, Dick said, I called my friend Amos Minter down in Texas and told him I needed a nice T-Bird with an automatic. Minter, a top-tier Thunderbird restorer, showed him the red with an automatic transmission, power steering and brakes, and a trade was made. Its a really nice car, Dick said. I think this ones the keeper. The monthly Roamin Oldies cruise-in is held from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on U.S. 41. The event is free to both entrants and spectators, and the public is welcome. About 90 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars and trucks are typically on display, accompanied by classic 1950s music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Mama Iguanas Restaurant. For more information, call Chet at (813) 842-1511. Dick Tschida of Apollo Beach and his dazzling red T-Bird.Online financial management webinars offeredIn these tough economic times, we need good ideas in financial management. Hillsborough County Extension Service invites you to participate in two free online financial classes: 1. Four Steps to Building or Rebuilding Good Credit Learn a four step process that can be used to build good credit. When: March 22, 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Register at: http://bit.ly/rWkuhx Cost: Free 2. Shopping for Loans Learn how to evaluate loan terms and get the best deal possible when borrowing money. When: April 26, 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Register at: http://bit.ly/w1BjR7 Cost: Free For more information call Lisa Leslie at (813) 744-5519 x54143 or lesliel@hillsboroughcounty. org. Manatee RV park to host danceThe public is invited to socialize at the next dance hosted by the Manatee RV Park from 7-10 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. Ice will be provided BYOB the cost is $4 For more information call 813649-9150.

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4B MARCH 22, 2012 The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay recently received notifi cation that it has met the nations highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability. The notice comes from the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a national accreditation organization based in Arlington, VA. This is similar to the Good Housekeeping Seal for community foundations, said Diane Miller, Manager, Community Foundations National Standards Board. It says that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has demonstrated a commitment to operational quality, integrity and accountability. The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations program requires community foundations to document their policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking and administration. With over 200 community foundations already confirmed in compliance nationwide, the program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors. This is critically important to our donors, said Gene Marshall, Board of Trustees Chair. When people make a charitable bequest, establish a fund or set up an annuity, they are putting their trust in us. They are counting on us to manage the investment wisely, honor their charitable wishes and, in some cases, provide lifetime income to a loved one. The National Standards confirmation says our house is in order. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay offers a range of charitable funds, allowing donors to advance a cause such as education or the environment, support an individual organization, provide flexible support for community needs or recommend individual grants. In addition to affirming the organizations philanthropic services, the confirmation validates the Community Foundations grantmaking practices for the non-profit community. The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations program is the first of its kind for charitable foundations in the United States. About the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay was established in 1990 to build a better community through creative philanthropy, vision, and leadership. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization which administers funds established by individuals, corporations, private foundations and nonprofit organizations to support the charitable needs of the Tampa Bay area. The work of the Foundation is enhanced through its divisions in Great er Sun City Center, Pasco County, Greater St. Petersburg, and Hernando County. The Foundation currently administers approximately $150 mil lion in assets, placing it in the top 100 of more than 700 community foundations nationwide. The Community Foundations National Standards Board is a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations that administers and advances National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations by ensur ing the integrity of the accreditation process and building the value of compliance. Visit www.cfstandards.org for more information about the program and organization.Foundation receives national accreditation The Ruskin Moose Lodge # 813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Best Spaghetti in Ruskin Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 2 p.m. Horseshoes UPCOMING EVENTS 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 Saturday, April 7 7-11 p.m. Beach Monkeys Friday, April 13 7-11 p.m. Southern Tied Friday,April 20 7-11 p.m. Red Neck Band Saturday, April 21 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, April 2 7-11 p.m. Caribbean Cowboys Saturday, April 28 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualifie d Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTSDont Miss The Annual Hillsbor ough County Neighborhoods Conference from 8 a.m. 2:30 p.m. on ough Community College, Dale Blvd. in Tampa The cost for advanced registra tion is $15 or $20 at the door The Ninth Annual Neighbor hoods Conference scheduled for dreds of neighborhood leaders and homeowners looking for ways to help make their communities safer, friendlier, prettier and more united. The Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry in Tampa. This year, the Conference will cluding: out gated community formed through social media Crime Watch program successful Conference-goers can register early until March 22 for $15. Registration at the door on the day of the event is $20. The registration fee includes an official Confer ence tote bag, a continental breakfast, admission to the workshops, Neighborhoods Conference planned access to Conference exhibits, and the awards luncheon. The 2012 Neighborhood Recognition Awards will be given at 1 p.m. at the luncheon. Lowry Park Zoo will be giving away prizes, and conference-goers will have a chance to win a $1,500 landscaping package for their subdivision from LMP Landscaping. Pre-register for the Conference at the Neighborhood Relations website at www.hillsboroughcounty. org/onr or by calling the Hillsbor ough County Office of Neighbor Calling all PoetsThe Brandon Poets and Artists Guild invites all poets to join them the the right. Poets read their verses to a non-critical and receptive group, in a cozy, safe environment. Poets range from tweens to nonagenarians and everyone is welcome including those who just come to listen or aspiring poets who want to learn. Poets come from Sun City Center Riverview and Apollo Beach as well as locations in Tampa and Brandon. For more information call Sue Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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MARCH 22, 2012 5B F r ee meal and giv e a w a y s pr o v ided t o all a t t endees T o r egist er f or th e semin ars c all 1-8 88-685-1595. Treatments for Knee ArthritisPresented by Dr. Robert Maddalon, Orthopedic SurgeonIf you are suering from knee pain, come learn if knee arthritis is the cause and nd out what you can do about it.April 17th, 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106, Sun City Center. (Behind South Bay Hospital)The Latest in Joint ReplacementPresented by Dr. John Okun, Orthopedic SurgeonAs we age, it is common to suer from joint pain. Learn about the latest in surgical interventions and treatment options.April 27th, 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium 1901 Haverford Plaza, Suite 106, Sun City Center. (Behind South Bay Hospital) Kings Point goes green!

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THE OBSERVER NEWSWhere your sales projections meet their Target Audience. www.observernews.netNan Kirk 813-925-6106 Vilma Stillwell 813-925-6113 I was there. Inside is a veritable selfcontained city with more than 30 topof-the-line restaurants plus lounges and coffee shops located throughout the first three stories of the hotels. Three on-premises theatres present Broadway quality entertainment. Their world famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub at 134,000 square feet features every conceivable luxury expected of a high end spa including an unexpected 40 foot rock climbing wall. Shopping, even just window shopping, the worlds most exclusive luxury shops is a delight. The flagship Barneys New York department store at 85,000 square feet seems to go on forever. Everything is accessible to guests of both hotels who never have to venture outside. Some of the older, formerly state of the art properties in Las Vegas are showing their age. The grandeur of the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels rival that of many of the grand hotels in Europe with their architecture, soaring marbled entrances, extensive art collections and attentive staffs. The Venetians canals, authentic gondolas and recreations of some of the most famous sights of the almost mythical of Venice, Italy, are truly a sight to behold. Its magnificent lobby rivals that of any of the famous hotels of Europe. The adjoining Palazzo nicely counter balances the grandeur of its partner with an elegantly tasteful soaring lobby, waterfalls and seasonal greenery. They easily surpass the older Las Vegas properties in the size of the suites and their amenities. Convention facilities are located between the hotels and are easily gained access through connecting passages. Because of the layout, guests are not inconvenienced by the proceedings going on in any of the meeting rooms and exhibit halls. Restaurants and shops are everywhere adding excitement and convenience to any guests casual stroll. This is not a staid, boring hotel environment. The Palazzo and Venetian are rated in the list of the top 25 hotels in the Continental U.S. Staying here, dining in one or more of the highly rated restaurants featuring top chefs from around the world, seeing spectacular entertainment and enjoying its world-renowned spa is something you will remember 6B MARCH 22, 2012%  Palazzo front desk lobby.for a long time. These hotels are a destination by themselves inside the destination city of Las Vegas. Rates are variable so check the hotels and booking agencies for special deals. Vans run frequently from the nearby airport to all Las Vegas properties with fares in the $6 $7 range per person. Go to the individual web pages for Las Vegas, Venetian, and Palazzo Hotels. Theres a wealth of information available. Enjoy your trip and GOOD LUCK! Two popular Las Vegas shows, The Phantom and Blue Man Group.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 7B 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 22, 2012 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 310 GARAGE/ Y ARD SALE 105 PERSONALShe that has gets. A husband, Jack 88, low vision retired R evered needs wife. Eating, sleep, drive, plan manage recognition if good writer. Money half safety families. Counseling if wanted. 813-642-0189 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! 260 FRUITS/VEG.S trawberries. You pick. Monday thru S aturday 8am-4pm. S unday noon-4pm. 4 quarts $1. Prevatt F arms, SR 674 east to G range Hall Loop, Wimuma Bring containers. 813-634-1162 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 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 Garage sale. Friday 25, 1014 Augusta Dr., SCC. Furniture, TV, washer, glassware, women clothing, sport coats & suits & much more.March Madness Jewelry, vintage collectibles, kitchen items, VCRs & DVDs movies, tall din ning table w/ chairs. 1009 Rickenback er Dr, SCC. neat Wal-Greens. Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24, 8am-? Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon MIX & MATCH SaleBOGOon all Tops and/or PantsPlus, the secret sale Moving /estate sale. Furniture, dishes, antiques, clothes, collectibles, books, Jeep, etc. Everything must go. 8amnoon. F riday & S aturday, 2440 D el Webb Blvd., East. SCC. Beach, 6446 Lake Sunrise Dr., Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24, 8am-1pm. Gorgeous furniture, kitchenware, pilprinters, telephones, landscape tools, designer clothes, pottery, glassware, hardware & many items new. Big moving sale. Saturday, March 24, 2pm. Bedrooms, patio furniture, misc. nice wood furniture. 813-633-3294 1305 Cherry Hills, D r., S CC. F riday & S aturday, 8am-1pm. D own sizing home Big sale, nice things. G ood prices. L amps, bedspreads, kitchen, glassware, bath, decorating things, shoes, purses & more. Garage sale. Multi households. Friday 3/23 & Saturday 3/24, 9am-2pm. Opal Lane, SCC. Tables, jewelry, kitchen & collectibles. Garage sale. Multi family, 2006 Gardenia landings, off W. D el Webb, S CC. T hursday & F riday, March 22 & 23, 8am-noon. N ice scooter, good stuff, great prices. Yard Sale. Ruskin, Saturday 24th. Multi family. Clothing, housegoods, furniture, etc. 8am-? 2303 33rd St., SE. Above The Rest We have the best prices in Sun City Center on quality used furniture, household items, jewelry & much more. We also do estate sales. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Between CVS & Winn Dixie. 813633-5013 Garage sale. 1704 Coco Palm Circle, S CC. F riday, S aturday. 9am-3pm. King size bed, clothes, furniture & much more. Palm Way, Apollo Beach. Collectibles, McCoy, Weller, G riswold, Haeger, Blue rack, CD player & more. S aturday, March 24, 8am-2pm. 733 Winterbrooke Way, SCC. Nice nearly new things, Kitchenware, microwave, furniture, comfort sets, clothes, treadmill, linens. G arage sale. (moving) T ools, horse tack, furniture clothes household & misc. 6913 Waterbrook Ct., G ibsonton (Kings Lake) Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm. & 3/24, 8-1. 372 Club Manor Dr., SCC. household goods, much more good stuff.Neighborhood Sale St. George Condos South at Pebble Beach, left at New Bedford. Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m.-?SCC 2010 W. Del Webb Everything must go! March 23 & 24, 8 am.-4 pm. Lots of miscellaneous, new & old. Follow balloons. 813-842-9664 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 Sofa & Chair Custom Made in Spain, Rocker, Curved Sectional Sofa, End Tables & Coee Table, Dining Room Table w/6 Chairs, Hutch, Sofa Bed, Side Chairs, Grandfather Clock, 5-Piece King Bedroom Suite, Twin, Bed, Maple Double Bed, Desks, Bookshelves, Dishes from Portugal, Crystal, Unique Silverplate from Spain: Goblets, Punch Bowl & Serving Pieces, Spanish Painting, Birthing Chairs from Spain. Antiques: Johnson Bros. Serving Pieces, Dishes, Glassware, Bed Warmers & Singer Sewing Machine (excellent condition), Treadmills, TVs, Kitchenware & Garage Items.www.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES6365 Cocoa Lane Apollo Beach(right on 41 to Apollo Beach Blvd., left on Lake Sunrise, left on Bal Harbour Dr., right on Cocoa Lane)Fri. & Sat., March 23-247 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right! 312 ESTATE SALES Chulavista Landings Mobile Home ParkLunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.C R A F T S A L ESATURDAY, MARCH 249 a.m. to 1 p.m. VENDORS NEEDEDFree SpacesAPOLLO BEACHFlea Market5819 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Apollo Beach 33572(next to Shenaniganz)Saturday & Sunday7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.For information, please call813-482-3747 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 Fri. & Sat. (7-1) 1209 Bluewater Dr., SCCBamboo Soe w/Chairs, Love Seat, Queen & Twin Bedroom Suites, Dining Room Suite w/6 Chairs, Rocking Chairs, Recliners, Noritake China, Patio Furniture, Desk w/Chair, TVs, Entertainment Center, Swivel Rockers, Bookcases, Bar Stools, File Cabinet, Card Table w/Chairs, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen and Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 604 Deep Lake Lane Sun City CenterGrandfather Clock, Furniture: Blonde Dining Room Suite, Queen Bedroom Suite, Sofas & Sleepers, Small Refrigerator, Desk w/Chair, Dinette Table w/Chairs, Server, Roland Keyboard, Bookcases, Antique Rocking Chair, Sewing Machine, Entry Table, TVs, Vanity Desk w/Bench, Patio Furniture, Antique Chairs, Area Rug; Oster Food Processor, Gas Grill, Mens Bike, Collectables, Jewelry, Household, Kitchen & Misc. Items.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnne's Estate Sales 25%-35% Lessthan Big Box stores Top Name Brands of Furniture(813) 645-7777Open: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Liberty Baptist Church1.5 miles south of S.R. 674, turn left on Bishop then right on Crestview Proceeds to help pay off property. Donations appreciated. Pastor Joe Perrino (813) 468-1264.Hot dogs, chips and drinks for saleAll kinds of items: Generator, furniture, tons of clothing, and many other items. YARD SALE NETTIES ESTATE SALES1125 Signature Dr., SCC(off Platinum Dr.)Thurs. & Fri., March 22-237 a.m. to NoonCell: (813) 382-7536 Home: (813) 741-0225Dont Miss This One! Contents include: NORWALK Sofa, Marble Top Mother of Pearl Oriental Side/Lamp Tables, Glass Top Rattan Table w/Chairs, Teak Danish Modern Furniture, Lift Chair, China Cabinet, Full Bed, 2 Twin Beds, Drexel Armoire, Clothing, Needlepoint Chair, Glass Top Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Glass Display Case, Loveseat, Papa San Chair, Flat Screen TV, GE Washer & Dryer, Royal Doulton Figurines, German Steins, Oriental Figurines and Home Decor, Folk/Pottery, Clay Masks, Collection of Antique Dolls, including Madame Alexander & Storybook Dolls, Fossils, Glassware, Artwork, Kichenware, Household Items, and Jewelry. Beautiful House with Beautiful Treasures in Each Room. PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF SALE DUE TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

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