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www.ObserverNews.netJune 28, 2012 Volume 56 Number 23THE OBSERVER NEWS PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Its magic!The Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County helped to make magic for up to 160 children at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin last week. The large theater space in the new cultural center allows for activities that were previously not possible at area libraries. See more on page 10.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOWinds from Debby brought down a large portion of a tree at the Southshore Chamber of Commerce in Ruskin. The chamber issued a statement that business will, of course, go on.Debby pounds Tampa Bay with wind, rainBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN email@example.comRUSKIN On Sunday morning, residents of the Tampa Bay area woke up to a National Hurricane Center forecast showing Tropical Storm Debby heading west into Texas. By later in the day, that forecast had changed, although by that time it was of little surprise to anyone in the bay area. Heavy rain and strong wind gusts lashed the metro area throughout the day, bringing flooding, power outages and a somewhat rare closing of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Although the eye of Debby remained well offshore, the Tampa Bay area took the brunt of the storms fury. Locally, Tampa Electric reported sporadic power outages, pointing primarily to the Sun City area. As of Monday, approximately 200 customers were still without power in Sun City, Ruskin and Wimauma. Also on Monday, more than 2,700 customers in Sun City Center briefly lost power. According to preliminary data from the National Weather Service office in Ruskin, the area received 7.11 inches of rain on Sunday, beating a record of 5.29 inches set in 1995. Sunday alone accounted for nearly a quarter of all rain received thus far in 2012. Additionally, wind gusts as high as 45 miles per hour were reported. Some South Hillsborough streets flooded, and a flood warning was issued for the Little Manatee River until Thursday. With the slow movement of the storm, flooding was of major concern along the Little Manatee River, with a forecasted crest six feet above flood stage. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge was closed at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and remained closed on Monday. The Florida Highway Patrol reported a wind gust of 58 miles per hour and there was persistent flooding on I-275 in the area of the Pinellas Bayway. In Tampa, Davis Island was largely cut off as the bridge was closed due to flooding and the FHP See STORM, page 12 See COUNSELOR HONORED, page 22 By PENNY FLETCHER !firstname.lastname@example.orgRIVERVIEW Owen Young certainly wasnt famous but thousands maybe even millions of people around the world have viewed his work. In fact, the chances are good that anyone who has watched a Gasparilla Parade or a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, in the stands or on television, has seen them. And that doesnt count the people who frequented the 30 tents he put up for the Fourth of July and News Years or customers at the permanent store he operated as Universe Novelty & Fireworks Co., Inc. at 8818 U.S. 301 in Riverview for more than 30 years. Until his death in July 2011, Owen Douglas Young sold fireworks for some of the biggest events in and around Tampa Bay and many other cities. A member of the International Independent Showmans Association and a veteran of the United States Army, Young, who spent most of his adult life in Riverview, died at the age of 64. People came from miles around to the fireworks store that had become such a well-known stop on Riverview. I interviewed Young about 10 years ago concerning Floridas contradictory fireworks statute Florida Statute 791 that on one hand forbids the public from lighting any fireworks not considered a sparkler and yet the states consistency in allowing people to do so without imposing the penalty (which can include $1,000 fine and a year in jail). Under the law, sparklers are defined as traditional handheld sparklers, snakes or glow worms, smoke devices, trick noisemakers, party poppers, booby traps, snappers, trick matches that produce a spark, and cigarette loads.30-year fireworks tradition carried on after owners deathSee FIREWORKS, page 7 Selfless housing counselor praised for outstanding community serviceBy MELODY JAMESON email@example.comRUSKIN Some folks are legends in their own minds, rarely losing the opportunity to say so. Then there are a rare few who are legends in their own time. And everyone but them knows it. Walter Walker Jr. is one of the latter. Hundreds of his grateful clients, his appreciative fans, his respectful colleagues said so, publicly, here, last weekend. This week, Walker, a housing counselor at the non-profit Housing and Education Alliance (HEA) in Tampa, was back at his desk focused on helping first time homebuyers, insisting Im really a shy and withdrawn person. Theres a plaque on his wall, though, that says differently. Its the 2012 Dorothy Duke Award for Outstanding Community Service recognizing Walkers dedication to homebuyer education. On it, in plain and simple English, are forever engraved the words: Walter Walker, you are a Legend Skate park to open in July......page 3 Keeping the sky bullet free on the 4th......page 2 Wimauma to get Dollar General store?....page 5MELODY JAMESON PHOTOA new playground, featuring a variety of activities sure to require some youthful energies, sprang from bare earth Saturday as dozens of volunteers pitched in to build the facility for young Bayou Pass III residents. As the day-long observances planned during the 2012 Home Ownership Month Event drew to a close, all that remained was evenly spreading the mulch. The new playground is located conveniently adjacent the community!s swimming pool.
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Dr. Trivus has held teaching positions at Hahnemann Medical College, Harvard Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He was Superintendent of Mayview State Hospital and Project Director of the University of Pittsburghs Long-term Care Gerontology Program. Dont miss this opportunity! Additional host for this meeting is Hometown Home Care.2:30-4 p.m. Grief, Loss or Depression Support Group facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and United Methodist Church of Sun City Center 2:30-3:30 p.m. Parkinsons Support Group facilitated by Eden Feldman, MSW, who is the Director of Outreach at the USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center. If you have Parkinsons, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group where needed assistance is readily available! Reduce the Chance of Dementia through Diet! 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Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.Th e Sk in Cancer Centers / Dermatology Associates4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573(One Block West of the Hospi tal)813-634-1455 SIGN UP FOR A FREE SKIN CANCER SCR EENINGBRING THIS COUPON IN TO RECEIVE A FREE GIFT!GOT S C R E E N E D ? GOT GOT SCREENED? Celebrate the 4th with a Bullet Free SkyWhen someone shoots randomly into the sky, we are all in danger. This 4th of July, join a 13-year-old boy in making a difference.PHOTO COURTESY OF KAT CHIUSandy, Diego Sr., Diego Jr., and Genesis Duran (far right) with Diego!s godmother, Kat Chiu, wearing Bullet Free Sky t-shirts. The shirts, along with bumper stickers and wristbands, are available at www.bulletfreesky.com. firstname.lastname@example.orgRUSKIN Some people have said he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, Sandy Duran said, referring to her son who was struck by a falling bullet from celebratory gunfire on New Years Eve. He was in the front yard of our home. How could that be the wrong place? Duran was attracted to the quiet Ruskin home because it was a beautiful and safe place for her children. It still is Diego was not in the wrong place, he was at home in the best possible place of all. The shooter, however, was very much in the wrong. He or she was in the wrong place and doing the wrong thing to celebrate the New Year. Bullets fired into the sky do not magically disappear. They come tearing back down to earth with lethal force. Many families celebrate the 4th of July with picnics and barbecues and watching fireworks. Some people choose to shoot their own fireworks, which, within guidelines, are legal in Florida. Other people, however, will choose to fire off weapons. In Hillsborough County, as in most places, that is decidedly not legal. The time has come for the practice to stop because innocent people are being injured and killed. There is nothing celebratory about that. It would be difficult to imagine a kinder or gentler family than the Durans. Artistic and hardworking, they moved from Puerto Rico to build a quiet life for their children. The 10-acre property on which they live is the embodiment of peace and tranquility, and they chose to spend holidays there together rather than run the risks of being out. They had every right to their expectation of peace and safety just as anyone should have that expectation at their own home. In the first few minutes of 2012, however, a bullet, fired from a gun up to a mile or three away, fell from the sky and shattered that expectation; it violated their right to have that expectation. The bullet could have fallen anywhere: through a screened lanai in Sun City Center or through the roof of a house to strike a sleeping family. As long as people fire guns into the sky, no one is safe not in your yard, not in your home. To prevent anyone else from suffering that needless tragedy, Sandy and Diego Duran, along with Diegos godmother, Kat Chiu, have created the Bullet Free Sky awareness campaign. They are currently seeking donors to raise the funds necessary to file as a non-profit organization with the Internal Revenue Service. At press time, approximately $340 was still needed. In addition, they have begun selling wristbands emblazoned with the words, Bullet Free Sky and Diegos signature, signed while he was still in the hospital, along with Bullet Free Sky t-shirts. The campaign has garnered nationwide and international attention. A wristband sent to a woman in Minnesota earned a pledge from the members of her family who are hunters to never fire recklessly into the sky and to help promote the campaign to other hunters. That is but a single example of dozens. Almost certainly, Diegos tragedy has already saved lives and prevented injuries. Diegos recovery has been remarkable. He returned to school, on a limited basis, at Beth Shields Middle School in Ruskin before the year ended for the summer. He has endured multiple surgeries and the road ahead is still long, but he is taking each step without complaint, without tears. Along with his family, he is moving forward, getting better and now trying to save lives. With the nations 236th birthday approaching this July 4th, you can help this young man, who only recently turned 13 years old. First and foremost, you can help by not firing weapons into the sky. In doing so, you could end up shooting someone just as though you pointed the weapon directly at his or her head. Again, a bullet fired into the sky can travel for up to three miles from where it was shot, and there is no way of knowing where it will land. You can also help Diego by See BULLET-FREE SKY, page 5.
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How we can help you help yourself....for as little as2 hours to 24/7Some of our many services include, but not limited to: FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home. (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows PET ADOPTIONSaturday, June 3011 a.m. 3 p.m. at Pet Supermarkets Customer Appreciation DaySmall Breeds on hand for AdoptionCall Donna for more information (813) 716-4772 email@example.comAPOLLO BEACH Employees of Team Pain, builders of the new Apollo Beach Skate Park, stopped by the park recently to try out their work after completion of the skating arena. But the park is not yet ready for local skaters as construction is still going on at the site. The park has been something many of us in the community have been trying to get for about fifteen years, said Pat Woolweaver, president of the Apollo Beach Focus Group that works for community betterment. About two years ago, a dog park and skate park were planned by Hillsborough County, and the dog park was built and opened first. Then, in mid-February, land clearing began and an eight-foot fence went around the area previously identified in public meetings as the best for a skate park. The actual skating area is 12,000 square feet, located just south of (behind) the tennis courts at the Apollo Beach Recreation Center, 664 Golf and Sea Blvd., which also has weight rooms, a childrens play area, sports and many scheduled activities. A new building is being constructed as part of the skate park, said project supervisor Tiger Harver from Hillsborough Countys Construction Department. The building, made of block, will house several sections, including a small office, restrooms and a rental equipment area. Shorty Robbins, a supervisor with Parks, Recreation and Conservation, said the rental room will contain safety equipment the skaters who come may not have with them. They must check in on the (west) side of the building to enter, and sign their waivers, Robbins said. Then the person on duty can see if they have the proper knee pads and helmets. If they dont, they can be rented there. Those who are admitted will then pass through another door to enter the park, which will ensure safety of all skaters, she added. The park is scheduled to open the third week of July. Team Pain, designers and builders of the skating area, is a worldfamous group that has built skate ramps for the National Skateboard Association as well as many private organizations and parks. Team Pain was begun by Tim Payne in 1980s, beginning with backyard versions and progressing to one of the top builders in the field. Their work may be viewed at http://teampain.com/team. The Team Pain website says the reason they have done so well is that Payne and his crew have always brainstormed with skaters to find out what they want in each area where they build. Two years ago a meeting was held at the Apollo Beach Recreation Center and reported in The Observer News where many young skaters talked about the kinds of facilities and ramps they wanted to see. It will be such a pleasure to give these kids a place like this to go, Woolweaver said. When it first opens there will be no charge, but once a fee schedule is approved (by County Commissioners) we will have to start charging entrance fees of $4 per day or people may buy an annual pass of $150. The annual passes will be reciprocal for all Hillsborough County and City of Tampa skate parks, Robbins said. The total project cost was $600,000 and was paid for out of impact fees which are amounts charged when developers build new housing. Impact fees are not charged when homes are resold, but when new homes are built on land that has previously been vacant, bringing more people to an area. The impact fee monies paid by builders are used to increase infrastructure and build and/or renovate parks and other necessary things to accommodate having more people in the area. Team Pain also built a skate park at Providence Park East in Brandon earlier this year, which is now open to the public, but it is a different design than the one going in Apollo Beach. The building that was already there to accommodate the Brandon Bears softball team was divided to give the skate park the office space it needed. Jack Reeder, Apollo Beach park manager, is also pleased about the new addition to the recreation center. This will be something kids will come from all over to use, Reeder said.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSThe Apollo Beach Skate Park has been built and all that is left before its scheduled opening in mid-July is finishing the on-site skater check-in building, fencing, sidewalks, landscaping and construction cleanup. The building on the Skate Park premises will contain a small of-PHOTO COURTESY OF TEAM PAINAchievements of Team Pain, the company that built the new Apollo Beach Skate Park at the Apollo Beach Recreation Center, may be seen at http://teampain.com/team. The park is part of The Apollo Beach Recreation Center located at 664 Golf and Sea Boulevard Apollo Beach and is slated to open the third week in July. fice for checking skaters in and signing waivers, restrooms and rental equipment room in case skaters do not have the proper safety equipment of their own.
4 JUNE 28, 2012 The SCC Observer & The Riverview Current 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............Publisher/Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Mitch Traphagen .................Online Editor email@example.com Penny Fletcher .........Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Melody Jameson ......Contributing Writer email@example.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ...Display Advertising Rep. email@example.com Nan Kirk ...........Display Advertising Rep. firstname.lastname@example.orgFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation email@example.comPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons .....Graphic Arts / Layout firstname.lastname@example.org Sue Sloan ..............Composition / Layout email@example.com 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 1/2 Lb. Angus Burger $ 6 95 Chefs SpecialSunday Brunch Dont want to miss this! Hang around for sunset! Chefs Special for Dinner 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase Special 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase Since this column now goes to more than 16 countries around the world, I am blessed to have friends in many lands. One of them, a fellow from South Africa, sent me an interesting quote attributed to British author G. K. Chesterton: The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. Upon reading this quote, I began to think back on times that I was not at peace with myself or my fellow mantimes when my spirit could not fly. As I considered the reason for those discordant times in my life, I realized that in almost every instance, at least a part of the problem was that I was taking myself or the situation too seriously. Ego is a wondrous thing. It causes us to try to look good and do our best in all we attempt. It is, when in control, a driving force for good. However, left unchecked, it can be a very heavy burden that will rob us of our ability to fly. In everyday life, there are numerous events that can have the effect of putting lead in our pockets, weighing us down so we lose the spring from our step if we let them. We can get angry when our ego is bruised by a sales clerk ignoring us and waiting on someone else, or someone cutting us off in traffic. But, you see, in both cases your getting angry hurts only you. Neither offense was meant as a direct affront to you. Most likely, the clerk and the other driver just had their heads up and locked. Remember, anger is a deflator and deflated people do not fly. Anger is not the only deflator. By William Hodges Emotional hurt is equally harmful. Emotional hurt comes from many sources. An example would be someone you care about forgets your birthday or an anniversary. We immediately think that because they forgot a date important to us, they care less about us. We very seldom think, as we should, that it is a flaw in their memory systemnot a slap at us. Before you get all depressed because of what you perceive as a slight one by a loved one, look to see if it was not just an oversight on their part. Keep in mind that any time we put more emphasis on me rather than on thee, we are put in a position to have our ego bruised. None of this is to imply that you should not speak up to the clerk about the service or remind the loved one that the date was missed. Just do it in an appropriate way that does not spring from or project either anger or hurt. As a final thought, never be afraid to let go of those things you no longer need because of ego. These things, too, can weigh you down and cause you to be chained to the ground. Think of the child who no longer wants a toy but continues to voice the single word mine when another child wants to play with it. Are you acting like that with the things you own? Do your possessions represent what you hope others will judge you by, and so you want to be sure that you have plenty? Some shallow people may judge you by what you own, but most worthwhile people will judge you by what you contribute. Do not measure yourself by what you take from life, but rather how much you give to life. Givers rarely have time to take themselves too seriously. You can soar with the angels or be tethered to the ground. It is your choice. You can choose to be offended when no offense is intended or give others the benefit of the doubt. I do not look for justice; I look for mercy, therefore I must be willing to give it. Lighten up and fly. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos.com. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.billhodges.comLighten up and fly Essay contest leads to free sailing lessonsTSS Youth Sailing awarded free sailing classes to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade essay contest winners at LLT Academy, an A-rated charter middle school in Riverview. This is the third summer of awards to three students whose teachers evaluated their essays on why I would like to learn to sail as the best in their classes. TSS Youth Sailings partnership with LLT Academy grew from a suggestion by a young sailor, Samantha, a graduate of LLT Academy and TSS Youth Sailing. Samantha took lessons with TSS Youth Sailing before attending middle school at LLT Academy and now, she is developing skills as a sailing coach, while assisting Youth Sailing instructors and attending East Bay High School. TSS Youth Sailings instructors are certified to teach by U.S. Sailing, the national sailing authority, and they have credentials in CPR, First Aid and boating safety. Class size is limited for safety and personal attention. There are discounts for multiple students and multiple weeks. To register, visit TSS Youth Sailings website, www.tssyouthsailing.org. Voter registration drive planned A voter registration drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 at Saint Anne Catholic Church Voter Registration Drive, 106 11th Ave. N.E., Ruskin. All election-related activities and updates will appear on the main page of www.VoteHillsborough.org.Pancake breakfast fundraiser plannedRuskin Womens Club is hosting a pancake breakfast served with sausage and juice or coffee from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the Ruskin Womens Club, 503 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin. The cost will be $5 for all-youcan-eat with proceeds going to Girl Scout Troop 508s Eurotrip.
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On this 4th of July, if you hear weapons being fired in celebration, call the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office to report it. Another needless tragedy is no way to celebrate this nations independence. Every year people are injured or killed because of celebratory gunfire; tragedies that are entirely unnecessary. This 4th of July, join a brave, gentle, and artistic 13-year-old boy a young man most definitely in the right place at the right time in working to end the tradition of celebratory gunfire. Together you will make a difference. Bullet Free MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOMy wife, Michelle, in her Bullet Free Sky t-shirt. The Bullet Free Sky campaign has received national and international attention.Wimauma may get new retail store in near futureBy MELODY JAMESON WIMAUMA In keeping with this communitys long term plan, a national retail outlet is on the horizon in the downtown district here. Construction of a Dollar General Store on S.R. 674 at 7th Street now is pending rezoning of the site, according to Hillsborough County records. Hillsboroughs Board of County Commissioners will be asked in late July to approve waiver of certain locational criteria in order to situate the store on the front portion of the site. The petition to designate for a planned development (PD) slightly less than two acres of the proposed site on the southwest corner of the intersection was initiated in April by Dennis Carlton and Lee Pallardy as trustees for the owners of record, members of the Carlton family, county records show. Records also suggest an existing contract for sale of the rezoned site to a St. Petersburg firm, RKM Development Corp., with the ultimate goal being construction of a new 9,100-square-foot retail facility on it. The store would be among the first proposed along Wimaumas primary business artery since its community plan envisioning just such development was hammered out several years ago. Dollar General (DG), now headquartered in Goodlettsville, TN, posted $14.8 billion in revenues for fiscal year 2011 and close to $767 million in net income at the same time. Its network consists of 10,000 stores in 40 states, most of them in the eastern U.S., across the southern states and in the southwest. The company also operates at least a half dozen major distribution centers in various parts of the country and employs about 90,000 workers. The corporate history states the DG chain of today grew from a single store opened in 1939 in Scottsville, TN, by J.L. and Cal Turner. Sixteen years later in 1955, Turners Department Store was converted to Dollar General, promoting that it carried no item costing more than $1. Another 13 years and the store chain became a publicly-traded entity. Rapid growth occurred during the mid-1980s when a 280-store chain was folded into the DG corporation and again two years later when another 206-store network was added. By the mid1990s, the company was reporting $2 billion in annual sales and $100 million in net income. In 2007, after the 5000-store DG chain reported $5 billion in sales, the company was acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, a highly active holding company which has bought and sold numerous corporations engaged in a wide range of business areas. KKR took DG private that same year. The chain once again was listed in the U.S. stock market and publicly traded in 2009. The 10,000th DG store was opened in California earlier this year, its website says. Now in its eighth decade, the corporate behemoth that traces its beginnings to a single Turner store in Tennessee describes itself as the nations largest small box retailer and sometimes is characterized as favoring small towns that are off the radar of most discounters. DG stores stock their shelves with household goods, health and beauty items, as well as some apparel and food, with about 25 percent of it priced at $1 or less. Aiming for stock that customers use every day, the chain endeavors to keep it real and keep it simple, it says. Its average customer completes a shopping trip to a DG store in less than 10 minutes, the chain management estimates. Part of the DG mission, its website asserts, is striving for a real and lasting impact on individuals and their families in the communities where it locates stores. The company launched its GED/Learn to Read program in 1983 and the DG Literacy Foundation was established in 1993. Site plans call for situating the single-story retail outlet in the front 220-foot-deep section, facing S.R. 674, with vehicle and bicycle parking on the sides and at the rear of the store. Sidewalk parallel with the roadway is included. The rezoning petition emphasizes that the prospective store is consistent in function and appearance with the vision and intent of the Wimauma Village Community Plan, noting that the plan specifically allows waiver of locational criteria for commercial uses serving a Wimauma Village neighborhood. No reviewing agency has raised objections to the proposed PD rezoning and pending development. The Dollar General proposal is the second of the type to surface in the South County in recent months. A Family Dollar Store proposed for the vacant southeast corner of the Shell Point Road and U.S. 41 intersection in Ruskin was reported earlier this year by the Realtor handling the land sales transaction. The land use hearing regarding the Wimauma project is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 23, in County Center, Tampa. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonMELODY JAMESON PHOTOThis Wimauma corner, in the center of the community, may become the site of a new Dollar General Store. The property owners are seeking a rezoning to designate a portion of approximately four acres for planned development. A public land use hearing currently is scheduled for July 23 in Tampa.RENDERING COURTESY HILLSBOROUGH COUNTYIf a rezoning petition is granted by Hillsborough County for a Wimauma site, this architectural rendering of a Dollar General retail outlet could materialize on the corner of 7th Street and S.R. 674. The proposed development is consistent with the Wimauma Village Plan created by area citizens several years ago and suited to the surrounding area in function and appearance. Dollar General bills itself as the nation !s largest small box retailer, operates 10,000 stores in 40 states and favors locations in small communities.
6 JUNE 28, 2012 Riverview Memorial VFW Post #81087504 Riverview Dr. (813) 671-9845MEETINGS Mens Auxiliary -First Thursday at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary -Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. Post -Second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. MEALS Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon CANTEEN HAPPENINGS Bar Bingo Monday at 6:30 p.m. Bar Poker with Lori on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Fire in the Hole on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Ruskin VFW Post #6287Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, June 28 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Friday, June 29 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Sweetwater Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 30 Steak Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 1 Fire in the Hole from 1 to 4 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 2 Open. Tuesday, July 3 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 Hot Dogs and Hamburgers from noon to 4 p.m. Please bring covered dish. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin 33573 Kids Program/Event Highlights June 28-July 4Teen Night: Game Zone Thursday, June 28 5 to 7 p.m. For middle and high school students. Get in the zone with friends for some gaming fun on the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii with games such as Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Smash Brothers Brawl and more! Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Family Story Time Thursday, June 28 7 to 7:30 p.m. 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. Baby Time Monday, July 2 1:35 to 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 11:35 to 11:55 a.m. 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. Toddler Time Tuesday, July 3 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 3 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. 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 Tuesday, July 3 11 to 11:30 a.m. 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. Night Shivers Tuesday, July 3 2 to 2:45 p.m. For children ages 5 to 12. Doors creak, thunder booms, and there are shadows dancing on the walls! Creep and crawl through the night with stories, games, and activities. Groups must register in advance, call 273-3652. Independence Day Holiday Closing Wednesday, July 4 All libraries will be closedSandy Waldron scholarshipThe GFWC Brandon Junior Womans Club awarded two $500 scholarships in April. Over 30 applications were received. Applicants were scored on their 500 word essay on their most rewarding volunteer experience, community service, college goals, and letters of recommendation. Kendall Sierra MacDonald from East Bay High School will be attending the University of Pennsylvania. Her goal is to become a nurse anesthetist. Tori Wilson from Armwood High School will be attending the University of Florida. Her goal is to become a physicians assistant.Left to right: Stephanie Pierce, BJWC Treasurer; Tori Wilson, scholarship winner from Armwood High School; Kendall Sierra MacDonald, scholarship winner from East Bay High School; and Vi Zonfrelli, BJWC President-Elect. Ballroom/Latin Dance classes offeredBallroom/Latin Dance classes are offered every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brandon Recreation Center, 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon. The cost is $25 per month or $10 per class. This class consists of two teachers, one male and one female teaching the lead and follow of each dance. You do not need a partnersingles and couples are welcome. They work on basic patterns for beginners and advance them in a timely manner. Each student can develop a repertoire for comfortable social dancing. For more information, call Donna at (813) 340-9433 or email email@example.com or visit affordableballroomdance.com.Eastern Airlines Silverliners to meetThe members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive North, Tampa for a luncheon and meeting. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Two Florida Gulf Coast Chapter members were elected to international offices at the convention held in Charleston, South Carolina in May. Barbara Bukata from Clearwater was re-elected Vice-President and Barbara Reed, Riverview, was re-elected Secretary. The chapter also won the Miss Silverliner contest with their skit. Membership information may be obtained from Barbara Reed at (813) 671-3078 or Janice Henry at (813) 837-4312. Dont miss the boat!The 2012 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show cruises into Tampa this fall to showcase the marine industrys newest boats and marine accessories for sale, plus provide aquatic attractions for all ages. From Sept. 28-30, visitors to the bay areas largest boat show can view, board and enjoy one-of-akind deals on hundreds of boats from the regions top dealers and cutting-edge marine accessories and electronics. The three-day boating extravaganza will take fun to new depths with interactive features for families and boaters of all experience levels. Want to learn to SCUBA? Any one 10 and older can take the plunge and discover the world of diving in the heated, 15,000-gallon DEMA Be a Diver Pool. Attendees also can enjoy complimentary boating courses along Tampa Bay or explore Freds Shed DIY Seminars & Interactive Learning Center for free professional advice and hands-on clinics on boat maintenance, repair and upgrade techniques. For more features and information, visit TampaBoatShow.com, call (954) 441-3220, or follow the Show on Twitter and Facebook.Enjoy free programs at your local libraryWonders Of Nature Monday, July 2 3 p.m. Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to learn about birds of prey, like the flying raptor, with Matt Edmonds Wonders of Nature. They will also have the chance to meet a funny talking parrot and other animals, including one of the largest pythons in the world! The show combines audience participation, conservation and humor. No Fuss Foods: Budget-Friendly Chinese Take-Out at Home Saturday, July 14 2 p.m. Riverview Branch Library, 10509 Riverview Drive Cooking creative, delicious and nutritious meals does not need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. In this class, Rowena Sjovall of No Fuss Foods will teach how to easily duplicate budgetfriendly take-out Chinese food at home. For adults. Participants must register in advance at the Reference Desk ( Riverview), or by calling 273-3652. Limit of 20 participants at Riverview. Puppet Show: Sinabouda Lily Friday, July 20 10:30 a.m. SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin Children ages 4 years and up will be transported to the south sea island of Papua New Guinea in this tropical puppet show. Meet Sinabouda Lily, who loves to swing and eat bananas. Find out what happens when she forgets to heed her fathers warning and puts herself in danger of becoming lunch for the wicked Sinawakelakela! Relax and let the dance, masks and music provide a tropical island getaway. For more information about this and other FREE programs at your library, call (813) 273-3652 or visit www.hcplc.org.The views expressed in programs are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position, or opinions of Hillsborough County, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, or the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. who do not endorse the presenter(s). Hey Lakeland, you could be the next contestant to Come On Down with a chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes as the hit television game show The Price is Right comes to The Lakeland Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. Tickets go on sale to the public at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 29 for $30.50 and $57 (service charges will apply) and are available at The Lakeland Center Box Office by calling (863) 834-8111, online at thelakelandcenter.com, or by calling the 24-hour ticketing line 888-397-0100. The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives contestants pulled right from the audience the chance to come on down to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from televisions longest running and most popular game show. From Plinko to Cliffhangers to the Big Wheel, and even the fabulous showcase, all the favorite games are played just like the TV show. Even if your name is not called to play you still have a chance to win. Audience members names are called out throughout the show to win prizes just for being there. Playing to near sold out audiences for 6 years, the Price Is Right Live has given away 10 million dollars in cash and prizes and sold over 1.2 million tickets. The Lakeland Center is conveniently located minutes between Orlando and Tampa in Lakeland, Florida off I-4 on Lime Street. The Lakeland Center is a short drive from anywhere in Central Florida. Regular box office hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For ticket information or purchase, call the box office at (863) 834-8111 or visit our website at www.thelakelandcenter.com. Tickets may also be purchased through the 24-hour toll-free phone line at 888-3970100. Performers, prices, date and times are subject to change without notice. Service charges apply to all transactions.Price is Right to come on down
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8 JUNE 28, 2012 Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any resources or programs that help seniors with the high cost of hearing aids? Cant Afford To Hear Dear Cant, Its unfortunate, but millions of Americans with hearing loss dont get hearing aids because they simply cant afford them. Hearing aids are expensive, typically costing between $1,000 and $3,500 per ear, and most insurance companies including traditional Medicare dont cover them. While theres no one simple solution to finding affordable hearing aids, there are a variety of options you can look into that can help. Check Insurance Your first step is to check with your health insurance provider to see if it provides any hearing aid coverage. If youre a Medicare beneficiary, you need to know that while original Medicare (Part A and B) and Medicare supplemental policies do not cover hearing aids, some Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans do. If you have an Advantage plan, youll need to check with your plan administrator. Medicaid also covers hearing aids in some states to people with very limited means. Your county social service office can give you more information. Or, if youre a federal employee or retiree, hearing aid coverage may be available through some insurance plans in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Or if youre a veteran, the VA provides free hearing aids if you meet certain conditions such as being compensated for any service-connected disability or if your hearing loss is connected to military service. See va.gov or call 877-222-8387 to check your eligibility. Financial Assistance Depending on your income level, there are various programs and foundations that provide financial assistance for hearing aids to people in need. Start by contacting your state rehabilitation department (www.parac.org/svrp.How to Find Help Paying for Your Hearing Aid THE SAVVY SENIOR By Jim Miller html for contact information), or the nearest chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (hearing loss.org) to find out if there are any city, county or state programs, or local civic organizations that could help. There are also a number of nonprofits that offer hearing aids at deeply discounted prices, or for free. Some good ones to check out include: HEAR Now: Sponsored by the Starkey Hearing Foundation (starkeyhearingfoundation.org, 800328-8602), this program provides hearing aids for people with net incomes below $19,058 for a single or $25,743 for couples. Your only costs are a hearing test and an application fee of $125 per hearing aid request. Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project : Offered through some Lions clubs throughout the U.S., this program provides the opportunity to purchase new, digital hearing aids manufactured by Rexton for $200 per aid, plus shipping. To be eligible, most clubs will require your income to be somewhere below 200 percent of the federal poverty level which is $22,340 for singles, or $30,260 for couples. Contact your local Lions club (see lionsclubs.org for contact information) to see if they participate in this project. Sertoma: A civic service organization that runs a hearing aid recycling program through its 500 clubs nationwide, refurbishes them, and distributes them to local people in need. Call 800-593-5646 or visit sertoma.org to locate a club in your area. Audient: This program (audientalliance.org, 866-956-5400) helps people purchase new, digital hearing aids at reduced prices ranging from $495 to $975 for one hearing aid, or $990 to $1,575 for a pair. To be eligible, your income must be below $27,075 for a single or $36,425 for couples. For a list of more programs, visit the Better Hearing Institute website at betterhearing.org, and click on Hearing Loss Resources, then on Financial Assistance. Or, call the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at 800-241-1044 and ask them to mail you their list of financial resources for hearing aids. 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.Fifth Third Bank Tampa Bay receives Business Leader AwardFifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay) recently received the Business Leader of the Year award from Business Leader Media. The award, presented during a reception at the Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club, honors the top companies in their market. Jim Weiss, a FishHawk community resident, senior vice president and senior commercial banking executive for the bank accepted the award on behalf of Fifth Third. Fifth Third Bank won in the banking category, being recognized as the best in its industry. Its an honor for our team to be recognized as a banking industry leader in the Tampa Bay market, said Weiss. Fifth Third Bank works hard to provide the highest quality of financial and customer service for our clients. JIM WEISSDrivers wantedThe Sun City Center Emergency Squad is putting out an emergency call to all potential volunteers for ambulance and van drivers. If you can answer yes to at least three of the following questions, you may find that you qualify for our State certified Emergency Medical Responder course.Have you ever driven anything bigger than your car? Do you think you can? Are you getting a little bored with golf or bridge 6 days a week? Have you ever thought about giving back to the community? Do you think bright white shirts and pants with lots of pockets are cool? Have you ever worn a uniform? Do you want to? Are you newly retired and looking for something more to fill your time? Have you been retired for awhile and wondering if thats all there is? Have you ever been on a team? Would you like to be? Do you ever wonder just who is behind the Lights and Sirens that we see and hear so often ? Would you like to see the inside of an ambulance without having to call 911 ?If we have aroused your interest at all, call 633-1411 or visit the web site at www.scc-ems.us or drop in and pick up an application at 720 Ray Watson Drive. The Sun City Emergency Squad is an all-volunteer organization. It is the largest and busiest in the State. Last year, the Squad responded to over 6100 emergency calls and transported almost 3,000 wheelchair bound patients.
JUNE 28, 2012 9On July 4th, the perfect party calls for friends, food, reworks and plenty of red, white and blue. Its an easy party to pull off, says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. Our celebration experts have created a patriotic themed spread of sweet and savory treats to provide star-spangled fun for everyone. Start the festivities off with a bang using festive tableware and decorations like 4th of July party pics a simple way to add spark to any celebration. Play up the Independence Day theme throughout from beverage to dessert.Patriots Peanut Butter PopcornMakes about 8 cups 1 bag (3.2 ounces) butter avored microwave popcorn 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup rmly-packed brown sugar 1 bottle (3 ounces) Patriotic Nonpareils or other patriotic sprinkles 1 package (12 ounces) Red Candy Melts CandyMake popcorn according to package directions. In large bowl, micropeanut butter and brown sugar for 1 minute; stir to combine. Add popcorn and stir until well coated. Sprinkle liberally with nonpareils, stirring to distribute. Spread onto parchment-lined sheet pan. Melt Candy Melts Candy according to pack age directions. Drizzle over popcorn. Let set at least 10 minutes before serving. Red and Blue Raspberry LemonadeMakes about 8 servings 1-1/3 cups (about 6 ounces) fresh raspberries, divided 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate Water Blue Sparkle Gel Place one raspberry in each cavity of the Star Ice Cube Silicone Mold. Cover with water; freeze several hours to set. Reserve remaining raspberries. In large pitcher, mix lemonade according to package instructions. In food processor or blender, pulse remaining raspberries until smooth; strain through sieve to remove seeds. Stir raspberry puree into lemonade. Serve with raspberry ice cubes in glasses decorated with Blue Sparkle Gel. Banana Split Surprise CakeMakes 8 to 10 servings 2-3/4 cups all-purpose our 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1/4 cups) 1 cup sour cream 1 cup (about 8 ounces) hot fudge sauce 1 pint (about 2 cups) strawberry ice cream, softened 1 box (10 ounces) Vanilla Whipped Icing Mix Fresh strawberries, halved Star Pics Preheat oven 350F. Spray Fancy Fill pans from set with vegetable cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine our, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and uffy. Add eggs, vanilla and mashed banana; mix well. Add our mixture alternately with sour cream; blend thoroughly but do not overmix. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 33 to 38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on rack; remove from pan and cool completely. Divide fudge sauce and spread evenly into cavities of cake; freeze 10 minutes. At same time, remove strawberry ice cream to soften. Fill cake cavities with ice cream. Assemble cake by inverting top layer onto bottom layer. Prepare icing mix according to package directions. Ice top and sides of cake; freeze at least 2 hours or until ready to serve. Garnish with strawberries and star pics. All Star Sliders on Cornbread BunsMakes 12 buns and 12 slidersCornbread Buns 3/4 cup all-purpose our 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 eggs, lightly beaten Preheat oven to 350F. Spray Star Whoopie Pie Pan with vegetable cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine our, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper. Add sour cream, oil and eggs, stirring just until smooth. Fill cavities 3/4 full, spreading batter to edges of star. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until center of bun springs back when touched. Cool in pan 5 min utes; remove to cooling grid. Repeat with remaining batter. Sliders 3/4 pound ground chuck 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 small yellow onion, minced (about 1/3 cup) 1/3 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese 1 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 5 to 6 dashes hot sauce, or to taste Preheat grill or broiler to medium high heat. In large bowl, combine all ingredients until well incorporated. Form into twelve 2-1/2-inch patties. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with star buns and your favorite condiments.
10 JUNE 28, 2012 MOFFETT ORAL SURGERY& DENTAL IMPLANT CENTERJe!rey V. Mo ett, D.M.D., P.A.Big Bend Professional Park 13136 Vail Ridge Drive Riverview, FL 33579813-677-3331www.Mo ettOralSurgery.comNitrous Oxide and I.V. Sedation Available Friends of Library sponsor magic at the Firehouse Cultural CenterMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSThe Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County helped to make magic for up to 160 children at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin last week. The non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the library system, sponsored Florida magicians and entertainers, Joey and Alexandra Evans for a 45 minute show. The large theater space in the new cultural center allows for activities that were previously not possible at area libraries. The Firehouse Cultural Center will host another performance on Thursday, June 28. For more information about the cultural center, visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org. For more information about the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, visit http://www.thpl. org/thpl/friends. Information about Joey and Alexandra Evans may be found at www.evansflorida.com. Join us in the effort to keep a Bullet Free Sky. Spread the word.Tell your friends, neighbors and family members that shooting randomly into the sky KILLS. www.bulletfreesky.comSTRAY BULLETS TAKE LIVESThis 4th of July, lets celebrate with a Bullet Free Sky.12-year-old Diego Duran from Ruskin, Florida, was struck in the head by a stray bullet this New Years Day. Someone thought shooting a gun into the air would be a good way to celebrate. That bullet traveled 1.5 miles away from the shooter and hit Diego. He survived, but many dont. When someone shoots into the sky we are all in danger. Together we can prevent this from happening again.
JUNE 28, 2012 11 Sun City Dental Center Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. General Dentist 633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive (Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. *Have your Upper and Lower Full Dentures made in just one week in our own In-House Denture lab *Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/type of case. FREE DENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION with patient bringing current x-ray. 0140. Limit one per patient. Exp. 7/31/12 NEW PATIENTS FULL MOUTH SERIES OF X-RAYS & EXAM for $ 95 and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. Exp. 7/31/12 0210 0110 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome The fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examina tion or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply. *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. 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Cannot be combined with any other coupons or offers.15%*OffLabor charges on all AC Repairs WITH 27 POINT INSPECTION*Up to 5 qts 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft oil and filter. Most cars.+ tax & S.S. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273. ZOEYZoey is a very pretty Lab with an awesome personality. She is loving and fun! If you walk past her kennel without paying attention to her, she will call out to you. She is quite the talker. It is super cute! Zoey loves to go for walks and to have her ears scratched. She would make a great companion in a single pet household. On hot afternoons, you will often find her chillin out in the doggy pool or playing with her purple ball (check out her video). Zoey is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots. DOB: February 2, 2011FAITHFaith is a female Calico cat of extraordinary beauty. Unfortunately she has had a rough time in her recent life. She was found as a stray by a loving C.A.R.E. volunteer. She is a loving and friendly young cat. Faith is now looking for a forever home with a loving owner. As part of her adoption she has been brought up to date on her shots, spayed and microchipped. Wont you visit C.A.R.E. with the idea of keeping the Faith in your family? DOB: Feb. 2, 2010. bored. With no food. Once again I ventured out in the downpour to the neighborhood clubhouse for something to eat. Once again, I found kindred souls who live alone and were searching for company while the wind howled outside. After a couple of beers and a sandwich, I finally bid my farewells and drove home, the roads deeper under water than when I headed out earlier. But it was dark at home. My neighbors had lights glowing in their windows, but for some reason I had no power in my condo. I had no idea where the flashlights were, nor any idea if they would work. I had some candles on the coffee table and lit those to get enough light to see the furniture. It was only 8:00. Too early to go to bed. No TV to watch. Not enough light to read by. So I sat for a couple of hours just staring out the window as Debby churned in the Gulf. On Monday morning, she was still raging. And I still had no power. Determined not to spend the day with cabin fever, I drove into the Chamber so I could make coffee and find something to eat. I didnt expect anyone to come in for directions to Busch Gardens or the name of a good plumber, and they didnt. It was a quiet day and I got a lot of work done. But the whole experience reminded me to have a plan A for storms. It wasnt that I didnt have time. I knew the storm was out there for two days. It was that I didnt want to take the time to prepare. And I paid the consequences. It wasnt horrible, but it sure wasnt anything I want to go through again. With the season just starting, I am going to go THIS WEEK and get my kit together. With a battery-operated lamp and some cans of tuna. I will get bottled water and more candles. And a book of crossword puzzles. And Ill do all this as soon as it stops rainingTECH TALKBy: Dana Dittmar, Executive DirectorSCC Chamber News You, Me, and BusinessIts the first time in known history that weve had four named storms before July. We had been warned it would be a busy season. Two of those storms came before the season even officially started. And still I wasnt prepared when Debby blew by us this week. I didnt have any food in the house. I didnt have water or batteries or anything else in my kit. I should have known better the Chamber had just sponsored a hurricane preparedness symposium featuring experts from the National Weather Service, the community emergency response team, and others. All of them told us to be prepared. So, Sunday I ventured out to church and sat with 23 other people. We had no snacks for afterwards and most of us were dressed down. But we were there, the intrepid few who braved the wind and rain for our weekly lesson for the soul. Afterwards, I went home and spent a leisurely afternoon reading the paper, working crossword puzzles and listening to the wonderful sound of rain on the roof. Husband has a special project car in progress, so I was alone. And You, Me & BusinessBy Dana Dittmar Governor Rick Scott outlined his vision for Floridas state university system with five goals that would give Florida a competitive edge over other states: Be #1 in university and college affordability. Be #1 for graduates finding jobs in their fields of study. Be #1 in the percentage of students receiving STEM degrees. Have Florida university graduates be ranked #1 in preparation for the workforce, as named by Florida employers. Be the #1 place where taxpayers feel they are getting a good return on Governor Scott outlines vision for improving higher educationtheir investment in higher education. Governor Scott expressed his concern that tuition rates have risen 71 percent over the past four years. He also pointed out that the out-of-pocket costs for a student with a Bright Futures Scholarship at the University of Florida has increased by about $5,000 since the 2007-08 school year. College graduates are facing unprecedented levels of debt, with the debt of students at public fouryear institutions and private nonprofit four year institutions averaging $21,184 statewide. Every Floridian wants the same three things: for government to make sure it doesnt increase the cost of living, the opportunity to get a job, and the opportunity to get good education, Governor Scott said. Floridas state universities are important to making all three of things available to the people of our state. Governor Scott addressed the Florida Board of Governors and state university system presidents in Orlando, thanking them for their commitment to hold Floridas university system accountable and urging them to make the tough choices that will give Floridas university graduates and the state of Florida the greatest chance of success. will call out to you. She is quite the talker. It is super cute! Zoey loves to go for walks and to have her ears scratched. She would make a great companion in a single pet household. On hot afternoons, you will often companion in a single pet household. On hot afternoons, you will often find her chillin out in the doggy pool or playing with her purple ball (check out her video). Zoey is spayed, microchipped, and current on her find her chillin out in the doggy pool or playing with her purple ball (check out her video). Zoey is spayed, microchipped, and current on her will call out to you. She is quite the talker. It is super cute! Zoey loves to go for walks and to have her ears scratched. She would make a great companion in a single pet household. On hot afternoons, you will often to go for walks and to have her ears scratched. She would make a great companion in a single pet household. On hot afternoons, you will often (check out her video). Zoey is spayed, microchipped, and current on her (check out her video). Zoey is spayed, microchipped, and current on her (check out her video). Zoey is spayed, microchipped, and current on her will call out to you. She is quite the talker. It is super cute! Zoey loves to go for walks and to have her ears scratched. She would make a great companion in a single pet household. On hot afternoons, you will often companion in a single pet household. On hot afternoons, you will often find her chillin out in the doggy pool or playing with her purple ball (check out her video). Zoey is spayed, microchipped, and current on her companion in a single pet household. 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12 JUNE 28, 2012 Sale Ends Wed., July 4th at 7 p.m. ELLENTON | SARASOTA | FT. LAUDERDALE | SAWGRASS | BOCA RATON*25% is taken off our compare at prices, does not include Ekornes, floor samples, or previous sales. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. See store for details. 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 Road100% Top Grain LeatherSelect from over300 Colors! JULY 4thCELEBRATING THE NEWEST LEATHER EXPRESS STORE IN ELLENTON, FL issued a weather warning for the Howard Frankland Bridge and the northbound lanes were closed on Monday evening. A stretch of Bayshore Blvd. was closed near downtown Tampa as waves and storm surge, coupled with the high tide, flooded the area on Sunday. In Highlands County, one woman was killed and a child was injured during a tornado. The woman is credited with saving the life of the child. At least one tornado was also reported in Pinellas County, along with reports of waterspouts just offshore. Forecasting the storm proved a challenge for the normally accurate National Hurricane Center in Miami. By Monday, Debby weakened and became less organized, and the storm was predicted to remain relatively stationary in the Gulf of Mexico before slowly moving eastward into the Big Bend area north of Tampa Bay by Wednesday evening or Thursday. The Tampa Bay area was under a tropical storm warning on Monday. Debby was the earliest fourthnamed storm since record keeping began, beating out Dennis, a major hurricane that formed on July 5, 2005. That year was the most active hurricane season on record with storms that also included Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma. The 2005 season had a total of 28 named storms, 15 hurricanes and 7 major hurricanes. Currently, no one is predicting this season to be a repeat of 2005. Hurricane researchers, including Drs. William Gray and Phil Klotzbach from Colorado State University, however, increased their 2012 season forecast on June 1 to consist of 13 tropical storms, with 5 hurricanes that could include 2 major hurricanes. Storm !MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS18th Street NW, just off Shell Point Road in Ruskin, remained flooded on Monday as Debby!s winds and rain continued. Water began to top the docks at the Village Marina at Little Harbor. Due to safety concerns, the harbormaster briefly shut off power to the marina on Sunday.Find everything you need to advertise, submit a press release, or just read up on local news at www.ObserverNews.net
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If you are using bait that your fish wont take, I hope that you will try something else, like a jig, a lure, dead bait, or live bait. There are others fishing around you with just plain luck and catching fish. If you are not familar with our waterways, go fishing with your neighbor, or go with charter. Many charter captains are in this area. Many do not like saltwater fishing, and often speak about how fortunate we are to have largemouth bass at our back door. They wonder why there isnt a bass club in Ruskin or Riverview, with both rivers teeming with bass. Those who love freshwater catfish need only to drop a line in the freshwater in the upper flow of both the Alafia and the Little Manatee Rivers, catches are plentiful daily. I have seen several boats towed in this week. So many times I have written to have enough gas to go on one third, one third to play on, save a third of your tank to go home on. Rain or shine, always keep the weather in mind. Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Press. I am often asked: Whats hot this week? The month of June has been hot. Fishes of all species are in our waterways. If I asked this question to ten people, I would not get the same answer. I would tell you that it is a mixed bag. I can tell you I have a recipe for great fishing. I ask you to use this 365 days a year, using one part at a time of kindness, hope, courage, patience, season with a mixture of fun, play and good humor. Blend in some prayer and good deeds, then pour this mixture into a vessel of love joy and garnish with a smile. It will yield happy days of fishing for all. It is said that the permit follow north in the early part of the summer, but those in our waters havent gone anywhere according to the anglers that I talked to this week. If you are looking for a permit, they are out there. You can fish for them with a 25 pound test line. They have a keen eyesight and shy away from your bait, so best to have it swimming around on a long leader, and not let them know that there is a pole on the other end. That is dont spook them. Your daily limit is one per person or two per boat, measuring longer than 20 inches. I speak often of the seagrasses, as the trout now are vacationing in the deeper seagrass and are not in the shallows. Seagrasses are flowering plants that live underwater with approximately over 2,000,000 acres in Florida waters. They help maintain water clarity, stabilize the bottom, provide shelter for many Fish of all species are around fish; and they provide food for many marine animals and water birds. Redfish are many in our waters, but you can still only keep one a day per person. Legal size for a keeper, not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches. It, along with the snook, is the sportsmans favorite, and both are restricted catches. Average weight of the redfish is 8 pounds with the largest on record at 83 pounds. Food value of the red is excellent. If you catch one at 8 pounds or over per day, you will have a lot of fish in your freezer.This fish is most often baked, and I like mine stuffed with crabmeat stuffing. Buy a box of your favorite stuffing and add Florida onion chopped fine and a can of real crabmeat. Black drum seem to like our warm water and have been jumping and playing along shore all week. Some I spoke to have made a lot of catches of this fish, but have released them. This fish often is full of worms. Some insist that the smaller ones are great to eat. I found that usually only the large ones had worms. But the thought of worms in them keep many people from eating this fish. Sheephead catches have been many by those fishing the bay and gulf. They seem to be everywhere and not only around piers. Many have mastered the technique of catching this fish. They have a boney mouth and it is difficult to set a hook to make a catch. Often those who dont know to count three after the nudge lose their bait. Some fish all day and never By Jonie Maschek FISH TALES South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities 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. Monday, July 9 Blue Plate Special, 5p.m., Menu: Pot Roast with all the Trimmings, only 50 tickets will be sold, $7 per person. Sunday, July 15 Ice Cream Social, Make your own Sundaes 4 to 5 p.m., only $5 per person. Monday, July 23 Blue Plate Special, 5 p.m., Menu: Baked Ham with all the trimmings, only 50 tickets will be sold, $7 per person. Boating safety course to be offered at Tampa Sailing Squadron Just as many boaters return to enjoying the local waters so do some boaters who recall a not-too-distant situation where more boating skills and knowledge would have provided a smoother experience. Any boater with a years experience knows there is something else to learn or master. The sad proof is that 72% of all boaters involved in onwater accidents had never taken a boating safety course. Flotilla 75 (Ruskin) of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a basic boating safety course on July 5, 12 and 19 at the Tampa Sailing Squadron on Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach. The seminars are held in 3 manageable segments of 3 hours each over a 2 week period. About Boating Safely is a beginner boating course that can save boaters and make for a relaxing and safe boating experience. The first two sessions are instructional and the third session is for reviewing and testing. The cost is $40 and includes the ABS book. For more information call 641-2488 or reservations. Recent graduates of the About Boating Safely course show off their certificates at Tampa Sailing Squadron in Apollo Beach. 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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Coupon expires 7/12/12 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons Holdiay Deadlines The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at 1212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin (813) 645-5919 www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Meatloaf Dinner Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music Every Saturday 2 p.m. Horseshoes UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, June 29 7-11 p.m. Redneck Band Saturday, June 30 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS BUSINESS NEWS C1 Bank celebrates their new nameOn Friday, June 22, C1 Bank hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate their name change at their Riverview office, 10109 US Hwy. 301 South, Riverview. Chamber members were treated to a light breakfast and greeted by Mary Boyd Banking Center Manager; Theresa Lewis Sr. Personal Banker; Racquel Ferreira Head Teller; and Gloria Carvajalino Personal Banker. Special offers at C1 Bank include: When you open a personal or business account with C1 Bank they will credit your account $25. Personal accounts that are set up with direct deposit will also earn $5 a month for a year. Additionally, when you refer someone and they open a new account, C1 Bank will credit your account $25 plus give your friend $25.For more information contact branch manager Mary Boyd 813-672-0999.PHOTO BY HUTH & BOOTH PHOTOGRAPHY received the Chairmans Club award in 2006 and 2007 and Presidents Club award in 2005. She is also a member of the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS and the Tampa Bay Builders Association. Raymond Serranojoins Fifth Third as a mortgage originator at the Big Bend Banking Center in Riverview. His coverage area will include Ruskin, West and East Tampa. Prior to joining the bank, he operated his own business, Serrano Financial, for 12 years. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Serrano is also a Vietnam War veteran and used to work for the FBI in Washington, D.C Fifth Third Bank Tampa Bay recently announced new hires and promotions for six mortgage loan originators. In this role, they will help homebuyers through the mortgage loan process, connect with realtors to help provide mortgage solutions for their clients, and provide refinancing options for current homeowners. Elisabeth Christensonjoins Fifth Thirds mortgage team and will be located at the Riverview Banking Center. A graduate of the University of South Florida, she has over 9 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, Christenson worked at Bank of America as a mortgage loan originator, where she Elisabeth Christenson Raymond SerranoNew mortgage loan originators join Fifth Third BankSummer has arrived and for many gardeners that means heat, drought and watering bans. This can be hard on gardeners as well as their landscapes. The good news is that there are ways to help plants thrive despite these seasonal challenges. Adjusting landscape care accordingly during the summer months can not only provide relief for lawns and gardens, but also for the gardener. Here are some low maintenance eco-friendly ways gardeners can keep their landscapes looking their best throughout the summer months, while beating the heat: Water plants thoroughly to promote deep droughtand pestresistant roots. Wait until the top few inches of soil are crumbly and moist or footprints remain in the lawn before watering again. Avoid light, frequent watering that encourages shallow roots. Shallow roots are less able to tolerate drought and more susceptible to disease and insect problems. Spread a 2to 3-inch layer of shredded leaves, evergreen needles or shredded bark mulch over the soil in garden beds and around trees and shrubs. Mulching conserves moisture, keeps roots cool and moist, and suppresses weeds. Mow lawns high. Taller grass produces deeper roots that are more drought-tolerant. A deeply rooted lawn is also more resistant to insects, disease and other environmental stresses. Always mow lawns often enough, so you remove less than one third the total leaf surface. Leave the grass clippings on the lawn. They add nitrogen, organic matter and moisture to the soil. Use a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer, like Milorganite, to give gardens and lawns a nutrient boost. This organic nitrogen fertilizer remains in the soil until the growing conditions are right for the plant. Remove weeds from garden beds and borders as soon as they appear. These plants out of place steal water and nutrients from your desirable garden plants. Plus, they can harbor insects and diseases that are harmful to your garden plants. And dont forget to take care of yourself while caring for your landscape during the heat of summer. Drink lots of liquid, use sunscreen, and work during the cooler morning and evening hours. Then when the gardening tasks are done for the day, grab a glass of lemonade, take a seat in the shade and enjoy the beauty of your handiwork.Help your landscape beat the heat Free wellness presentation offeredIf you could reduce: the risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimers, etc... wouldnt you want to know how? Attend a free Wellness Presentation that could save your life, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, 137 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach. It is sponsored by Dr. Warren Langer and Patsy Monk, RN Independent Juice Plus Representatives.by Melinda MyersDollar StretcherBefore You Close On That Home... Heres something that just caught my parents by surprise after purchasing their new home. If the house has a septic tank/field, have the seller of the home empty the tank. This can save you hundreds of dollars in removal of the waste and in landscaping fees if the previous owners didnt take care of the tank properly. Dawn N. Natural Flea Prevention My father has always added a half of a teaspoon of brewers yeast to the wet food fed to our cats as a treat once a day. Weve had seven outdoor cats over 25 years and have never had fleas on them or in the house. My father says its because the brewers yeast makes their skin unattractive to the fleas sense of taste. Its inexpensive, too! Visit www.stretcher.com/index. cfm?TipsSyn to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! 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JUNE 28, 2012 19 Please join the following Catholic parishes in prayer for religious freedom:Our Lady of Guadalupe, Wimauma ...(813) 633-2384 Prince of Peace, Sun City Center .......(813) 634-2328 St. Anne, Ruskin ..............................(813) 645-1714 Resurrection, Riverview .....................(813) 677-2175 St. Stephens, Valrico........................(813) 689-4900 For specic details, contact the parish of your choice. Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $23................before noon$20...................after noon$18....................after 2 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. 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SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin 33573 Adult Program/Event Highlights June 28-July 4eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Thursday, June 28 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on an Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 device using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download Library eBooks to an electronic tablet. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Thursday, June 28 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Limit: 20. Presented by Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Independence Day Holiday Closing Wednesday, July 4 All libraries will be closedHOPE fund receives lifetime grantThe HOPE Fund has been selected as one of 5 winners from Hillsborough County for a 2012 Communities for a Lifetime grant. The grant money awarded is under the auspices of the Florida Department of Elder Af fairs. The HOPE Fund was awarded $5,000 for its intergenerational program which matches senior volunteers from the Sun City Center area with youth in the after school program in Bethune Park, Wimauma. The HOPE Fund, started in 1995, raises money to provide scholarships, educational assistance, field trips and enrichment programs for Wimauma area school children who could otherwise not afford to participate in an after school program. Seniors provide mentoring, tutoring, reading and a marathon running program in the after school hours. Part nering with the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, the HOPE Fund has enabled the after school program at Bethune Park to thrive despite Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation cuts to after school programs in Wimauma. If you like working with children (please note that all participants speak English) and would like to volunteer an hour a week or more, make a donation or gather more information about the HOPE Fund call Carla Miles at 634-4268. Also check out the HOPE Funds website www.The-Hope-Fund.org Zsa Zsa Ingram-Fitzpatrick State of Florida Dept of Elder Affairs left and on right Carla Miles President HOPE Fund. The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is offering a variety of free educational classes for July, 2012. The Extension Ser vice is an educational program within county government which brings the resources of the Univer sity of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) to Manatee County to: solve local problems, provide educational opportunities promote economic enhancement and development, and improve the quality of life for all of our citizens. Registration instructions Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free and are held at the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service, 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto, Florida 34221. Minimum workshop size is required; workshop size is limited. For workshops that require a fee, make checks payable to Friends of Extension. Register in advance online via their website at http:// manatee.ifas.ufl.edu or call 941722-4524 for all workshops. Manatee County Master Garden ers Open Educational Gardens: Located on the Extension Service grounds at 1303 17th St. W. in Pal metto, the educational gardens are designed to showcase the different ways Manatee County residents can be more successful gardeners and make their yards more Flor ida-Friendly. The different gar dens feature growing vegetables in small spaces and salad tables, recycling fountains for herbs, bird and butterfly attractors, backyard fruit trees, conserving water with native plants, low-volume irriga tion, rain barrels and various composting bins display how to recycle yard waste. The Master Gardeners invite you for a tour! To ensure that a Master Gardener can walk you through the gardens, make an appointment by calling 941-7224524. Staff may not be available for impromptu visits. July 5 Coyotes and Nuisance Wildlife in Florida: 1-3pm; Coy otes expanded their territory into Florida somewhere around the 1920-30s. Learn the behavior and characteristics of coyotes and how man can live in harmony with them. This class will also discuss nuisance wildlife in Florida and how to control them in our gardens and landscape. Program presented by Lisa Hickey, Extension Agent. Location: Braden River Library at 4915 53rd Avenue East, Braden ton. July 10 Keeping the Pressure Down: 6-8pm; Begins July 10 and held every Tuesday night for 4 weeks. This class is designed to help people at risk for high blood pressure and those who already have this condition to make healthy lifestyle choices to lower their blood pressure and to reduce their health risks. Class size is lim ited to 12 people. Register by July 6. Presented by Samantha Kennedy, Extension Agent. July 11 Extreme Recipe Make over: 2-4pm; What is your favorite food? Whatever it is, odds are its something deliciously decadent and bad for you. But, it doesnt have to be! You can be happy and be healthy, too. This class is de signed to teach participants how to make healthy substitutions in some of their favorite recipes without sacrificing flavor. Recipes and samples included. Register by July 9. Presented by Samantha Kennedy, Extension Agent. July 14 Florida-Friendly Land scaping Combo Compost & Rain Barrel Workshop: 9am-noon; Let us provide you with great water conservation tips. Learn how to install, paint, and maintain your own rain barrel. Learn to turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into useful soil amendments, along with details on how to set up a home compost bin. Presented by Michelle Atkinson, Florida-Friendly Landscaping TM Coordinator. July 26 Cooking with Herbs: 6-8pm; Throw that salt shaker away! Learn about different kinds of herbs and how to use them to spice up your life. Topics include selecting, drying, storing, and meal preparation. Please register by July 24. Presented by Samantha Kennedy, Extension Agent.Free educational classes offeredAttention 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. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813260-3692. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net
20 JUNE 28, 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 Telephone: Website: Worship Services on Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. Area Places of Worship 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 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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 UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH United Church of Christ1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329A Caring Church United in Gods Love Serving Our CommunityALL ARE WELCOME! WORSHIP SERVICES: 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)11:00 a.m. .....................................................Bilingual 4:00 p.m. .........................................................Casual Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Pastor: Dr. Daniel White Bookstore 633-8595 Expanding Services?Advertise in the Observer News, a trusted publication for over 50 years. 813-645-3111 WE NOW OFFER 3 SERVICES:Saturday Night Service: 5:00 p.m. Sunday Services: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.SOUTH BAY CHURCH Visit SouthBay.cc for details on Celebrate Recovery Training; Youth/Kids Summer Camp; much moreSaturday Night Service Alberto VelazquezAlberto Velazquez, 59 of Wimauma, Fl, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Memorial Hospital Tampa. Born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on August 10, 1952, Alberto was a electrician. He is survived by his wife Maria, 5 sons, Jorge (Silviay) Velazquez of Bradenton, Enrique (Lissett) Velazquez of Wimauma, Rene (Maria Elena) Velazquez of Riverview, Bernando Velazquez of Wimauma and Jose (Rose) Velazquez of Wimauma, 4 daughters Sandra (Rolando) Bass of Ruskin, Rosa (Erik) Rodriguez of Wimauma, Maria (Emilio) Juarez of Ruskin, and Beatriz Velazquez of Wimauma, and three brothers and three sisters. Alberto is also survived by 14 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was said on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and a visitation was held on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at the Church. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.Area Obituaries United Community Church gives to the Hope FundThe Mission Board of United Community Church of SCC has designated April as the month of member donations to The Hope Fund of SCC, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is run by volunteers. The flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds planted today is the theme for this years April giving. This past April $3,021 was contributed to The Hope Fund to go toward administering, in conjunction with RCMA, their many programs at Bethune Park in Wimauma. The Fund is committed to giving the children who attend the Park a good start in life so that they will bloom later in life. Tutoring, mentoring, a running program, art instruction, a special reading program, a Kids Cafe that serves healthy snacks are some of the activities sponsored by the Fund. The Hope Fund also provides financial aid to those families that cannot afford the full cost of tuition that it takes to send their children to Bethune Park. If you want to find out more about The Hope Fund, or if you would be interested in volunteering as a tutor, mentor, or a reader, or if you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution, call Carla Miles at 634-4268, or see the Funds website at www.the-hope-fund.org. Lee Hopkins is about to shake hands with students who attend Bethune Park at a special reception held at the church last April Looking on is Josie Gracia who is the Coordinator of RCMA. The Hope Fund now works in conjunction with RCMA.The Gospel of Thomas revealedDon Smith, one of the scholars studying the Gnostic Scriptures, will reveal truths about The Gospel of Thomas, one of the many books discovered in Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945. It is said to reveal some of the original words spoken by Jesus. This immensely important discovery includes a large number of primary Gnostic Gospels -texts once thought to have been entirely destroyed during the early Christian struggle to define orthodoxy -scriptures such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, and the Gospel of Truth. The discovery and translation of the Nag Hammadi library, completed in the 1970s, has provided impetus to a major re-evaluation of early Christian history and the nature of Gnosticism. Mr. Smith will speak on Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m. in the Heritage Room, Atrium Bldg. Central SCC Campus Open to the public and no admission charge. For information call Ed Leary, 813-383-7594. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:18Shuffle the cards The Council of Catholic Women of Prince of Peace Catholic Church invites anyone who likes to play cards or board games to make up your table in advance and attend a monthly Dessert Card Party on Wednesday, July 11, from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center. They furnish cards, pencils and tallies. They also have an assortment of desserts and table and door prizes. Join them as they wish the hostess a happy 90th birthday.July 4 celebration plannedLooking for something different to do on the 4th of July? Visit Simmons Loop Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 at 6610 Simmons Loop in Riverview. They will be celebrating the holiday with a cookout, fireworks, watermelon contest, water balloons and homemade ice cream. It will be a great night of fun and best of all it is all free. Bring your lawn chair and anything that goes good with hot dogs and hamburgers. Pentecost Sunday celebratedIt was a festive day as the United Community Church, 501 La Jolla Avenue celebrated Pentecost Sunday. This is the birthday of the Christian church and everyone gathered to pray, prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit and to ask for faith. It was a joyous occasion and the church and Great Hall were decorated in red balloons, flowers and vestments. The congregation also wore red and was quite the sight to behold. Left to right Audrey Vietzke, Linda Shaw, and Louise Grabert.
JUNE 28, 2012 21 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 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry Rumseywww.fbcofruskin.org A Resource for Families 820 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL 33570 645-6439 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 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. Contemporary 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 between Services. 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 Spiritual LeaderRev. Sue Meixner813firstname.lastname@example.orgSunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center PlazaNew Thought ChurchReligious Science/SOM 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 ....................................... Contact Parish Ofce for Schedule 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. New members June Hendley and Carol Anderson are Sun City Center residents, and Helen Veverka resides in Apollo Beach. St. Andrew Presbyterian is located at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West in Sun City Center, and welcomes all. The church offers two services each Sunday, a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. and a contemporary service at 11 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 634-1252.Photo By Diane Skinner SniderSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church welcomes new members From left to right: June Hendley, Helen Veverka, and Carol Anderson. Trinity Baptist Church Womens Fellowship enjoys high teaThe Trinity Baptist Church Womens Fellowship recently enjoyed high tea as part of their monthly meeting. They were encouraged to wear hats for this special event and enjoyed a menu of tea, sandwiches, scones, cakes and candies. Carol Corcoran was the speaker and she also sang, accompanied by Tom Zuidema. For information on the church, call 634-4228. Its vacation time! It is also time to send in your orders to Beth Israel Sisterhood, for their Rosh Hashanah gift package of an 8 ounce jar of honey with gift card included, to wish family and friends a very sweet holiday. Each gift package is $10 with proceeds going to Beth Israel Sisterhood. You may think its kind of early to think about it, but this is to remind you that the deadline for orders is July 25! So, make out your check to Beth Israel Sisterhood, and mail it to Rochelle Lafer at 2247 Oakley Green Drive, Sun City Center, 33573. You may call Rochelle at 813-938-3824. She will be happy to take your orders. Dont delay, you know how quickly time passes! Pictured from left to right are: Christine Lewis, Jackie Poplin, Donna Siniff, Melba Strawn, Aileen Engel, Nancy Majorki, and Linda Maslyk. Women gather for fellowshipWomens InterdenominationalBible Study meets each Monday 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Creason Hall, UMC, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd in Sun City Center for an in-depth study, music and great fellowship. For more information call 813633-9083.Seeds from the sowerEveryone seems to love Charlie Brown, the hero of the comic strip Peanuts. One day he and Lucy were strolling along when she stopped and picked up a daisy and began to pluck the petals one by one, saying, He loves me, he loves me not. He loves me, he loves me not. Plucking the last petal she said, He loves me! Charlie Brown, you love me! Well, he said, I could have told you that. Sadly she asked, But why didnt you? We often neglect to tell those whom we love that we do indeed love them that they are important to us, that we care for them deeply and that they mean as much to us as life itself. It is important that we speak and share our love with others. And if the love of God is in our hearts, then the love of God will be seen in our lives. Visit us at: www.SowerMinistries.orgChristmas in July?The Calvary Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Fellowship Supper... turkey and all of the trimmings at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at 5309 US Hwy 41 North, Apollo Beach (across from Mira Bay). The cost will be $7 per person and $25 per family. There will be a 7 p.m. Christmas Worship Service to follow the dinner. All proceeds will benefit: Mary and Martha House (Ruskin), a home for battered and abused women and children. School supply donations will be given to needy children in local area schools. Bring unwrapped Back to School items to be placed under the Christmas tree such as backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, highlighters, scissors, binders, erasers, folders, markers, rulers, gift cards, etc... Community is invited to participate. For reservations, sign up in the church narthex or call the church office at 645-1305 by July 22.Singles group enjoyed pot luck dinnerThe Singles Group of the United Community Church 1501 La Jolla Avenue gathered at the home of Lois Stone for a Memorial Day Pot Luck Dinner. Twenty members enjoyed the pool, visiting, and sharing recipes for the delicious supper fare. No two dishes or desserts were alike and it was truly fellowship, fun and feasting.Seated left to right Nancy Wyrick, Marne Zieg, Phyllis Arntzen, Bev Majewski; Standing left to right Lois Stone and Beverly Bassette.
in Hillsborough County. Walker, says Earl Pfeiffer, executive director of Florida Home Partnership, the local developer of several affordable housing communities, is an extremely competent housing counselor who relates well to people, talks anyones language and genuinely cares about homebuyers before and after their purchases. Pfeiffer knows because Walker has taught hundreds of FHP home buyers the intricacies and responsibilities of home ownership. But, the depth and intensity of Walkers dedication goes way above and beyond, Pfeiffer relates. If proof were needed, it came when HEA lost a substantial portion of its funding a while back. Disappearance of the money meant one thing immediately: layoff of personnel. When the sad announcement was made to the HEA staff though, Pfeiffer recalls, Walker declined to leave, saying that if it was all the same to everyone, hed stay in place, doing the job, without pay. Other staffers followed his lead, making the same commitment. The dry spell lasted for weeks, Pfeiffer notes. However, together, inspired by Walker, they weathered the fiscal storm. The agency continued delivering its multiple, invaluable services. None of this, naturally, was mentioned by the counselor as Walker responded to questions from The Observer this week. Instead, he spoke of the important broad spectrum impacts of home ownership; the social and economic and personal stability that exists when people have legal possession of and responsibility for their own homes. Home, he said, is a place to retreat, a place where everyone feels comfortable, even a place to leave to children. And its something everyone needs, he suggested. As a housing counselor, Walker deals with another spectrum of related subject areas. His role, he said, primarily is teaching home buyer education. That includes instructing them about financial capability, responsible use of credit, getting established in the marketplace. Then, there are the lessons to be learned about navigating the home purchase process and getting a handle on the meanings of myriad closing documents. And, sometimes there are the matters of loss mitigation; finding a solution for keeping a home when financial disaster threatens or, if nothing else, implementing the best exit strategy, be it deed-in-lieuof-payment or short sale or foreclosure. In a single, eight-hour class, Walker may cover budgeting to create solid family financial foundations, credit from the lender perspective, types of mortgages, dealing with real estate agents, obtaining home inspections separate from appraisals and getting acquainted with the players at a transaction closing. For this, the prospective buyer pays $25. For the homeowner with a property under water a market value less than the mortgage due or otherwise out of his depth financially and facing foreclosure, there is no charge for counseling, Walker added. He got his start during the banking crisis of the 1980s with the Resolution Trust Corporation, helping liquidate troubled banks. And later, after acquiring seat of the pants education in connection with the pitfalls of home buying, joined a former colleague in 2002 to help get HEA off the ground. He learned, he said, he could command a podium and found 22 JUNE 28, 2012 NEW SHOWROOMCome visit our... NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.S Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.Members: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 HEADLIGHT RESTORATION SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol FREE DIAGNOSTICSOIL CHANGE$30 For both$1995Exp. 7/31/12 Most cars & light trucks. Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 7/31/12 Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 7/31/12Emergency Services 813-645-7653Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.WWW.SUNPOINTAUTOANDTOWING.COMFree Towing to shop if we do repairsMAKE EM LOOK NEW A/C CHECK + freon$1995Big Super Battery SaleFREE BATTERY CHECK Lowest Price Ever! my calling. I come out of my shell and Im compelled to share what Ive learned. Over the years, he figured hes touched the lives of an estimated 10,000 individuals in families of all sizes. And it still gives him a thrill, he added, when former students spot him and rush across the mall to tell me about their new home and how much it means to them and how what they learned from me made it possible. It may not be outlined in so many words on the plaque, but this, too, backs Walkers award which led the presentations Saturday during the annual FHP Home Ownership Month Event in Bayou Pass Village III. The celebration featured a full Sonnys meal of barbecued chicken or pork underwritten by TD Bank. Walker shared the day with Tammye Trevino, rural development administrator in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who ceremoniously signed a large replica of the $2.04 million grant check from the agency, and with Moises Loza, executive director of the Housing Assistance Council in Washington, who formally presented another $2-plus million in grant monies for the local affordable housing program. Florida Home Partnership, too, came in for kudos, receiving a Certificate of Commendation signed by all seven Hillsborough County Commissioners and formally given FHP by Commissioner Sandy Murman. The commendation, Murman said, expresses the gratitude of commissioners for making home ownership a reality as low and Counselor honored !MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSWhat!s important to you about your new home? This was the question put to a group of youngsters in varying age ranges now living in the neighborhoods of neat and growing Bayou Pass by Tammye Trevino, a USDA official (far right). And they had answers as Earl Pfeiffer (second from right), manager of the communities! non-profit developer, passed around the microphone. Trevino heads a USDA rural communities development section which recently granted more than $2 million for continuation of the local affordable housing project.modest income buyers build the dream they call home. And before it was over, a group of youngsters now living in Bayou Pass neighborhoods told Trevino in their own words what their homes mean to them, from the joy of a claimed bedroom to safety and security. Then, they gave her a framed collection of their small handprints. The day that also saw several new homeowners receive the keys to their abodes began with a playground build adjacent to the community swimming pool and involving dozens of volunteers including local Home Depot store employees. It was completed by days end and praised heartily by Murman who noted this is what its all about. This is community. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Walter Walker Jr. (left) was completely surprised by presentation of the 2012 Dorothy Duke Community Service Award Saturday, but the modest housing counselor who has helped thousands into their own homes broke out in smiles as Brook Maturo, (right) Duke!s granddaughter, handed over the plaque honoring him as a Legend in Hillsborough County. Earl Pfeiffer, (center), executive director of the non-profit developer of the multiple Bayou Pass affordable housing communities, moderated the awards program, one highlight of the day-long 2012 Home Ownership Month Event. For helping low and moderate income families make their dreams of home ownership realities, a signed and sealed Certificate of Commendation was presented Florida Home Partnership, not-for-profit developer of the Bayou Pass communities, during annual observances celebrating the advantages of local affordable housing projects. Earl Pfeiffer (center), FHP executive director, and Don Shea (left), the developer!s president, received the commendation from Commissioner Sandy Murman (right). It was signed by all seven sitting county commissioners.
MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23 JUNE 28, 2012 310 GARAGE/YARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES 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 4pmTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 MARINE400 312 ESTATE SALES The Observer News will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Deadline for classied line ads will move to Friday, June 29 at 4pm. for the July 4 edition 115 LOST & FOUNDNeutered male grey on grey Tabby. Clipped ear, microchiped. Shy outdoor house cat, lost in SCC area. Call 813-748-3337 Name: ____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ____________________________State: ______ Zip: __________ Daytime Phone: _____________________________________________THE OBSERVER NEWS THE SCC OBSERVER THE RIVERVIEW CURRENTTHE SHOPPER C LASSIFIED ADVERTISINGTo place a classied adcall 813-645-3111 Ext. 201; ll out the form below and fax to813-645-1792; or mail this form to The Shopper 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570Up to 20 words$17.0030 for each additional word DEADLINE: Ad and payment must be received by 4:00 p.m. Monday for publication in that weeks edition. Classication: ___________________ Ad copy as you wish it to appear: _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Summer Swim Sale50% offall SwimwearPlus, the secret sale 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEAlmost N ew 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 First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Multi family yard sale. June 29 & 30. 8am-? A little of everything. 938 Bunker View Dr., Apollo Beach. Follow signs Moving sale. June 30 & 1st, Furniture, tools, entire content. Off US 41 S, lot 390, Hula Circle, Hawaiian Isles, Ruskin. Yard sale. Clothes, shing poles, knickknacks. 2011 Park Village Dr. Ruskin (off 21st Ave., SE). Saturday, 7am-1pm. Multi family garage sale. Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. 806 Oakmont D r., SCC. Household items & linens. Furniture, clothes, household items & lots of misc. Something for everyone. 328 Green Manor Dr., SCC. Saturday, June 30, 9am-2pm. 1006 Bluewater Dr., Sun City Center, 6/29 & 6/30. 8am-noon. Lots of treasures Moving sale. Saturday, June 30, 8am-noon, 11544 Wellman Drive, Riverview. Random Oaks Subdivision 330 FURNITUREFive piece French Provincial bedroom set; walnut; $2300 value; asking $450. TV armoire; walnut; $600 value, asking $125. 32 inch Sanyo CRT TV; paid $318 asking $20. All in excellent condition. 813419-4380 .360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515390 MISC. FOR SALEBooks out of print. Guns, military, dolls, history, Florida, leather, rst editions & more. See at oldbagladybooks.com local dealer. 425 SLIPS OR STORAGEStorage Rameys Business Park Dollar a day. RV & boat storage & heavy equipment. Water & electric hookup, 1/4 mile from Williams Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-6901836, 813-849-1469, 425 SLIPS OR STORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com435 PARTS/SERVICESummer Special 10% off all parts & service now through July 31. Alaa Marine, 6128 Lewis Ave., Gibsonton. 813671-2628 TRANSPORTATION450 457 MOTORCYCLESHonda Reex motor scooter, 250cc. 15,000 miles. Excellent condition. Adult, garaged kept. Priced $2,750. 813-633-3270 458 PARTS & SERVICE CASH Paid on Cars! $250-$600Exp. 6/30/12 E-MAILClassied@observernews.netLet someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade DirectoryFind what your looking for in the ClassiedYou can pick up the Observer News/ Sun City Center Observer/ Riverview Current at any Bank, Hair Salon, Chamber & Doctor Ofces in the Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Gibson ton, Riverview, Sun City Center, Wimauma area &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-4048www.mmprintinc.comYou can have all your business and personal printing done locally? Brochures, posters, books, newsletters, business cards, invitations, and much, much more!
JUNE 28, 2012 24 THE SHOPPER RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 PROF. SERVICES650 511 HOUSES FOR SALE SERVICES700 REAL ESTATE500 Have a nice day Hunting for a place to live? Check out the 600 RENTAL Section RUSKIN DUPLEX 3BR/1.5BA on one side, remodeled kitchen, new appliances, inside utility, covered deck for barbecue, 1BR/1BA on other side, nice and clean. New roof, CHA, large fenced corner lot, close to school and shopping. $68,500. NICE 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE ON ITS OWN LOT! Large MBR & MBA, L shaped living/dining room with built-in china cabinet, glass enclosed addition, carport, utility shed. $49,900. RUSKIN: 2 MOBILE HOMES ON 2.30 ACRES!! Cleared with shady trees and a nice pond full of fish! One home is 2BR/2BA, second home is 2BR/1BA. Both are in good condition with large screened porches. Peaceful secluded area. Not in a flood zone. No HOA. $89,900. Claire TortCELL:(813) 363-7250 CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com email@example.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012. Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS ........ 645-3211(Evening phone numbers) Judy Erickson.....................468-0288 Claire Tort...........................363-7250 Kay Pye..............................361-3672 Cathy Griggs.....................391-8653 Christine Nethers..................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook...............748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley.....................645-1540 LaRae Regis...........................633-8318 Joanie Cooper........................480-2428 PRICED TO PLEASE! Tastefully decorated 3BR/2BA/2CG pool home in desirable community with deed restrictions to protect property values but no CDD fees! Needs a little TLC but mostly cosmetic. Just under 2000 sq. ft. of living area but feels larger. Take advantage of this great buy! Only $159,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540 WATERFRONT TOWNHOME!! NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $204,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features include: 1890 sq.ft. built in 2006, track lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trim, loads of storage. $224,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OVER 6 ACRES of beautiful secluded, wooded acreage, one of a kind waterfront view. Property has M/M, well & septic. Two folio numbers. 165 ft. river front. $249,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION CLOSE TO HWY. 41 w/easy access to I-75. Pole barn w/bath & small living quarters. Property formerly a nursery. Now has cows grazing. APPROX. 45 USABLE ACRES. Phase one environmental survey & traffic study completed. Reduced to $999,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LAND IN RUSKIN: 4.66 Acres right in town, close to main Hwy., in area of new subdivisions, property can be great spot for your dream house, or little farm and/or nice investment for future development. Electric and well on site. $125,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 748-2201 BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA MANUFACTURED HOME ON ACRE CORNER LOT: 1,986 sq. ft. split BR plan, great MBR & MBA, huge walk-in closet, fabulous modern kitchen with island and lots of closet space, fireplace in great room, 2-car attached carport, detached shed and boat/RV port. Close to golf course, close to town $86,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 748-2201 NICE 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE ON OWN LOT: Large MBR & MBA, L shaped living/dining room with built-in china cabinet, glass enclosed addition, carport, utility shed. No HOA, not in flood zone. $49,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 748-22010 IDEAL SITUATION. Waterfront acreage now owned by motivated mortgage holder not interested in being a landowner. Beautiful tropical setting on Little Manatee that would be perfect for new home setting or opportunity for development. $234,900. Also foreclosed 14+ acres near I-75 priced below appraised value and at a fraction of previous sales price. Now only $144,500 and seeking offer. CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 EXTRAORDINARILY UNIQUE. Not for cookie cutter seeker, this 3BR/2BA 2-story home is a custom built, and recently renovated, home in non-flood, non-gated, non-CDD Ruskin neighborhood. Excellent move-in condition with quick close and occupancy. $148,999 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 WATERFRONT LOT BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME!! Beautiful building lot ready for the home of your dreams located on a wide canal with no bridges to the bay, sailboat water. Lot size is 75x140 mol with county water and sewer available & no homeowner association, so no extra fees. $90,000 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 NEW LISTING!! Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA manufactured home built in 1994 on large lot located convenient to a boat ramp. Inside laundry and all appliances are included hvac system is only 3 years old!! 2 storage sheds located on the property and one even has a workbench. The large 12x24 screened lanai affords additional space for dining & relaxing and enjoying the beautiful oak trees that grace the property. Don t delay call for your own private showing today. $56,900 CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 SIERRA (1550 sq. ft.) 2BR/2BA, GARAGE, oak floors, in Greenbriar.............................................. $129,000 2BR/2BA with enclosed lanai, close to Clubhouse...................................................... $20,000 2BR/2BA in KNOLLS (private heated pool), FURNISHED, updated.................................... $59,900 RENTALS 1BR/1.5BA furn., large lanai..... $650 per month 2BR/2BA furnished..................... $700 per month 2BR/2BA 2-car garage on GC, furnished..................................... $1000 per month 2BR/2BA 2-car garage HOME in SCC, unfurnished................................... $975 per month 565 M.H. IN PARKSWaterfront Community Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in adult mobile home park in Apollo Beach; amenities include boat ramp, pool, clubhouse; double lot with gazebo, volume ceilings, large kitchen with nice appliances, inside laundry, outside storage and so much more. Easy to view. $97,000, Sharon Van Loan, Keller Williams Realty Southshore., 813-765-0845, direct. 511 HOUSES FOR SALE 610 W AT ERFRONT RENTALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen Way, Apollo Beach, efciency apartments on water. Boat docking /shing, laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 611 HOUSES FOR RENTSCC house for rent. 55+ 2br/1.5ba, Monthly rent $850 plus security deposit with yearly lease. Association fees & lawn maintenance extra. No pets, no smoking. Call 813-6491599 for details For rent: Between Ruskin and SCC, 3br/1.5ba, most all appliances new. No smoking $1,000 monthly. plus deposit. 813-633-8713 or 813-6345552. Ask for Suzie. Ruskin, 3br/2ba home with covered porch on large lot. Well suited for 1-3 people. Monthly rent $925 with signed lease. No smoking. No pets. Security deposit & references required. 813-649-1599 Apollo Beach golf course home 3br/2.5ba/2cg, split bedroom. 2.200+ st. $1,500 monthly, pets ok. 813-285-7572 Clean updated cottage, 2br, tiled bath, AC on 1/2 acres. Close to schools & shopping, near SCC. $950 monthly with 2yr lease. 813418-7620Sun City Center 55+ 2br/2ba or 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection. No smoking no pets 813-634-9695 612 APTS. FOR RENTFor rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Ruskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, maintenance included. Tile oors. $600 monthly $600 security. 813-239-4293 or 813-645-2193 Large One Bedroom Apt. Ideal for single person or couple. Totally remodeled. Utilities included. Ruskin area. $800 monthly plus deposit. No pets, no smoking 813-634-2329 Very clean 2br/1ba apt. with washer/ dryer hookup. Includes water & mowing. $625 monthly plus deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 1 bedroom apt. newly renovated $700 monthly includes all utilities. 1603 Shell Point Rd. West, Ruskin.613 CONDOS FOR RENTAvailable 3 months only. Apollo Beach, 2 bedroom condo. Quiet, great neighbors. Completely furnished. 2 car parking. Just bring your clothes. 813-645-4145 or 642-0681614 DUPLEX FOR RENTLarge 3br/1ba, with ofce, all appliances, fireplace, large fenced yard. Ruskin area. Pet negotiable. $850 monthly plus deposit. Call 813-641-9511 621 PLACES TO SHAREApollo Beach on water. 1 room, everything furnished. Full house privileges. Internet. No pets. $600 monthly plus deposit. Inquires call Bob 813-645-4117 630 M.H. RENTALSFor Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086 630 M H RENTALSMove in special (1 week free). 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