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By PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER People have been educated to take preventive measures concerning breast, prostate, lung, colon and other cancers but rarely do they have a complete annual exam of their skin. They know to get their mammograms, colonoscopies and other preventive tests, said Dr. Michael Caruso, who has had a dermatology practice in Sun City Center for 30 years. But theyre still 50 years behind in the way www.ObserverNews.netAugust 16, 2012 Volume 56 Number 30THE OBSERVER NEWS Women-owned businesses from along the Gulf Coast volunteer to improve the womens shelter at the Mary & Martha House last week. See page 15 Postcards from the road continues this week on page 4 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Rich local lore a secret no more Blowing a fuse on CraigslistBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netHeres a tip for someone selling a car or anything else: Dont sound like a homicidal maniac in your advertisement. I can say that because I am an experienced car buyer and I dont want to buy from someone who sounds like he wants to kill me.Each day in the Tampa Bay area alone, literally hundreds of people try to sell their cars, and just about everything else imaginable, on Craigslist. I just wanted a decent, sporty car at a price I could afford.I clicked on a link for a Honda. The photo showed a very sad-looking green car with a bright blue hood. The ad text had an angry tone stating that the original hood had been stolen (who does that?) and that the blue hood in the picture was merely borrowed from a friend (who does that?) and not included in the sale. Basically, it was a sad little Honda with no hood.I clicked on a link for a BMW. That car had a hood in the photo, but the ad text had an addendum that said the hood had been stolen so it was being offered without one. Until then, I never realized that people stole car hoods in large numbers, or in any number for that matter. Car after car looked OK but so many had stories. You know what stories By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netRUSKIN This community is getting around. After getting play on Swiss and German television, as well as in the Southwest Airlines in-flight publication, last month, a Ruskin feature this month is part of a full-color, 24-page tabloid tracing the areas history for delegates to the Republican National Convention plus the thousands of media representatives from near and far covering it. Past Forward Tampa Bay actually is one of two tabloid-sized publications packaged together, the first outlining regional beginnings and the second, titled Past Forward Hillsborough County, focusing on local history. Both use MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOIn my life I have purchased four old Porsches, each one from sellers a thousand or more miles from Florida. And each one required that I crawl underneath it for something on the way home. Maybe things will be better this time as it went to a mechanic before I handed over a check. Its nearly a thousand miles home. What could go wrong?are: it doesnt start but its probably a fuse and the seller hasnt had time to replace it, or it starts but doesnt actually move, probably because of a fuse that, again, the seller simply hasnt had time to replace, or it has air conditioning but it doesnt work because of, yes, thats right, a fuse. Its a good thing fuses are cheap because lots of them seem to blow out. More than a few sellers had angry warnings, threats even, towards potential buyers who might try to low ball them on their nightmarishly modified, 20-See BLOWING A FUSE, page 17 See LOCAL LORE, page 7Doctor says skin cancer warnings are 50 years behind the times Dr. Michael Caruso, dermatologist, practices at the Skin Cancer Center. PENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER PHOTOPHOTOSee SKIN CANCER, Page 6Can you see me now? CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOAt local churches around the South County area Vacation Bible School is winding down. A welcome respite for parents who could leave their children in a safe, nurturing environment for a few hours, most churches held their VBS during evening hours to accomodate volunteers and parents work schedules. In the photo above, these two elementary-age boys had a great time making binoculars, a favorite craft during South Bay Church in Riverviews Amazing Wonders Aviation themed program. More church news on pages 20-21. Melody Jameson reports on a new school planned for Ruskin. See page 8 One of Ruskins outstanding historic homes, the A.P. Dickman house built of heart pine in 1911, is featured in Past Forward Hillsborough County, a new keepsake record of local history. The souvenir publication tracing the local lore through its architecture will be available beginning Sunday and copies by the tens of thousands are expected to go home to far flung parts of the nation with delegates, media representatives and others attending the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa. PPhoto courtesy RRuskin HHistory PProject, PPast Forward T T ampa Bay

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AUGUST 16, 2012 3 SUMMERVOLUNTEERS NEEDED NEW SHOWROOMCome visit our... NEW ADDRESS 720 4th St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-3529www.KnoxAluminum.com DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Make a powerful fashion statement and save now through September 4, 2012. operation and a clean look without lifting cords for enhanced child safety. Ask for details. on select motorized window fashions from SAVE $100PER UNIT* DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B)813-645-8660www.doveinteriorscarpetone.comWe are the oldest family-owned window treatment/flooring store in SouthShore THE 20 10-12BEST OF SOUTH SHORE Gibsonton composers ratings online continue to climb PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSShari Keller of Gibsonton is approaching the top of the Internet charts on Internet sites where famous musicians and media prowl for newly registered music. This complex screen is part of the music program Shari uses when writing her tracks. %  penny@observernews.netGIBSONTON At the dead end of a quiet Gibsonton street in an unpretentious home filled with adopted pets, Shari Keller sits at a desk full of ultra-modern musical track-writing equipment checking out her songs positions on the charts. Look! she exclaims excitedly. In just two days this ones reached No. 52 in classical and No. 8 in the subcategory of symphonics. Those statistics dont mean much to me until I see that this song is in a category containing 41,508 other songs. The song she is referring to is a piece she recently wrote titled A Tu Lado. Another of her songs, The Stain, is No. 21 in a category of 6,394 after just one week online; and Just Chillin (sung by her daughter Suzanne Keller-Becker) ranks No. 11 of 7,913 in the category of Mellow. Even someone like me who cant do advanced math can see those stats are pretty terrific. The site Im referring to is www. soundclick.com, a website that rates new songs and is visited by big name musicians singers and bands as well as radio stations and other forms of media that discover new talent. To be there, she has registered each song with BMI Broadcast Media Inc. (www.bmi.com) and with AudioSparks.com. With chart positions like this, were just waiting for a record deal, Shari said. The we in this not only includes her daughters voice on the one song but her son David, known as DJ, who writes the original music while Shari does the electronic sound, which is why they go by the name DJ Crusade N Bassmom. Coincidentally, I interviewed Shari on her 48th birthday, approximately two years after the first time I met her. The July 29 2010 edition of The Observer News and The Riverview Current reported that after being injured on the job and awaiting disability, Shari was trying to figure out a way to make money with her first love, music. Gathering the electronic computer and sound recording equipment and learning the intricate technical programs to make the sound tracks has not been an easy road to take but Shari is delighted with the results. At 48, she says she is mostly concerned with leaving a legacy for her children and grandchildren. I refuse to let anyone operate on my neck and spine. The odds arent good at recovery from the kind of operation they proposed, and Im afraid Ill get worse, she said. I know Im going to have to live with this disability and pain. But maybe, just maybe, a big recording deal is in their future as her ratings online continue to climb. To hear all Shari and DJs music and see their bios and ratings, go to www.sooundclick. com, hit site-wide search and type in Shari Keller. Or go directly to their site by typing in http://www.soundclick.com/ djcrusadenbassmom. Soon, these songs hitting the top of the online charts could be a second reason (besides International Independent Showmen) to put Gibsonton on the world map. Meanwhile, as they wait for a major label to contact them through BMI, Shari continues composing her electronic sound; putting tracks together until theyre ready to share with words. She told me she started singing as a child with her mothers encouragement. Her mother was in the group Sweet Adelines a national organization with chapters in every state. Originally from Michigan, Shari and her husband Charles, now owner of Keller Tree Service, moved to south Hillsborough in 1988 with their now-grown two children. Her daughter has since moved to Gary, Indiana, with her husband and Shari says she will probably never be able to get her to sing with her again. Suzanne was terrified to sing in front of anyone, Shari told me last week. It was all I could do to get her to record Just Chillin here alone in the living room with me. But now that Just Chillin is No. 11 of 7,913 in its category online, Shari is seriously hoping Suzanne will change her mind.SouthShore Regional Library highlights at 15816 Beth Shields Way (off 19th Avenue NE) in Ruskin Excel: Calculations, Charts and Graphs, Thurs., Aug. 16 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn about functions and complex formulas and how to use them in calculations. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Registration in person required when Library opens at noon. Book Discussion: Mennonte in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen Thurs., Aug. 16 2 to 3:30 p.m. Participate in a discussion about a popular book as part of the Librarys adult summer reading program. No Fuss Foods: A Taste of Thai* Fri., Aug. 17 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discover exotic flavors while preparing an easy Thai dish with Rowena Sjovall in this fun cooking demonstration. Free samples. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Internet: Introduction and Google, Tues., Aug. 21 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. eBooks for PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and Other eReaders Wed., Aug. 22 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a library eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Limit 20. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Deaf and Hearing Connection Telephone Distribution, Wed., Aug. 22 1 to 3 p.m. Presented by Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI). FTRI provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. Mah Jongg Club* Wed., Aug. 22 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy, Mah Jongg, featuring challenging play for experienced players and instruction for beginners. The American Rules will be used. Spectators are welcome! Participants bring your own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 16 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wed., Aug. 22 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome. Bring a project and ask us questions! *Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library

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4 AUGUST 16, 2012 See the USA in your Chevrolet #3 FinalWARREN RESEN%  Member North %  After more than a month on the road, it was time to turn around and start heading back east. Leaving Cody, Wyoming, we headed for Devils Tower in eastern Wyoming, a must stop before entering South Dakota. This remarkable monolith, the remains of an extinct volcano, was used as a focal point in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It was also this nations first national monument so declared by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Devils Tower, a sacred place to Native Americans, is a destination for climbers who flock to this rock rising 1,267 feet above the surrounding countryside with its summit at 5,112 feet above sea level. During June it is closed to climbers and reserved for Native Americans who still observe their ancient spiritual traditions on the site. Picture taking done, we left Devils Tower for Deadwood, South Dakota, a place of legend from the days of the Old West and Hollywood movies. South Dakota is a casino state today and Deadwood is no exception. The main industry here after gambling is tourism and history buffs will enjoy its historic downtown. Not to be missed is the requisite late afternoon western town good-guy-badguy-shoot-out on one of the main streets; always a crowd pleaser. After the long drive from Cody, Deadwood was our jumping off point to visit South Dakotas Badlands. The Badlands, so named by Native Americans, lives up to its name even today. Viewing the maze of buttes, canyons, pinnacles and spires in the parks 244,000 acres, it is hard to believe that anyone tried to cross it on foot or horseback. The land is stark, barren and otherworldly but beautiful to see...from a distance. After losing a few dollars at the slots in a Deadwood casino we headed south driving through the heavily forested Black Hills of western South Dakota on our way to one of Americas premier tourist destinations, Mount Rushmore, and another destined to possibly overshadow it in the future, the Crazy Horse JUNE 6, 2012The last two days in South Dakota have been hectic. Arriving in Deadwood, just a gambling town with some cutsie history, we traveled east to the Badlands. The French explorers and Native Americans both had the same name for it. As long as you are just viewing the terrain it is breathtaking like being in, and on top of, a mini Grand Canyon. We left the next day for Mt. Rushmore, beautiful, and Crazy Horse, awesome. Tonight we are in Custer City and might stay for two nights. Tonight we booked an honest to goodness 1938 motor court unit in Custer City. Love it. In two days we leave for Denver. Expect to stay at the Brown Palace (Unsinkable Molly Brown of Titanic fame) and finally get our a/c fixed.WarrenSent from my iPhone Memorial. In contrast to the bleakness of the Badlands, Black Hills National Forest is a visual delight. The ever changing scenery and terrain in the 1.2 million acres of tree-covered mountains and meadows offers more than 920 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Reservations were made in Custer, SD a few miles south of Crazy Horse at the Chalet Motel, a 1938 motor court hotel (motel) with the original individual cabins. Family owned and operated by Vernon & Karen Olme, it is definitely worth a stop. While the cabins transport you back in time and do not have the glitz of a new motel chain, they do offer reasonable rates, flat screen TVs, microwaves and small refrigerators. Reservations assured, it was off to Mount Rushmore and then the still under construction Crazy Horse Memorial to its south. Mount Rushmore is truly a unique American icon and deservedly so. It imparts a feeling of awe and pride to visitors standing under the replicas of four great American presidents. Take the walking path, clockwise, leading under the heads of the presidents for an easy downhill stroll. In the movie American Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) with Nicholas Cage, he discovers buried treasure behind the heads on Mount Rushmore. Believe me when I tell you that there is a basis of truth for this. Do some research or visit the monument for yourself. The next day and evening were spent at the work-inprogress site of the granite mountain being shaped into an icon for Native Americans. The Crazy Horse Memorial was begun in 1948 by Korczak Ziolkowski the man who sculpted Stone Mountain, Georgia. When finished, there is no scheduled completion date yet, it will be the worlds largest 3D mountain carving at 563 feet high and 641 feet long. The almost completed head is 80 feet tall. The four heads on Mount Rushmore by comparison are each 60 feet. Korczaks family, along with volunteers, continue with the Herculean task of carving the mountain which is being funded solely with private donations. The complex and sculpture are there to honor all Native American people and educate visitors about their history and heroes. On-site is a large educational and cultural center, museum, restaurant (I had tatonka/buffalo stew), gift shop and the sculptors studio-home and workshop. Every evening a multimedia laser light show is projected onto the unfinished monument. Admission to the evening show is included as part of the entry fee. A leisurely drive from Custer to Denver brought us back to reality with its big city traffic and hustle. Two days of sightseeing was not nearly long enough to see everything the city has to offer but it did give us time to visit the Unsinkable Molly Brown House, the wonderful Denver Botanic Gardens and take a tour and have dinner on the amazing linear 16th St. Mall. Then a pressing appointment in Asheville, NC necessitated a notso-quick 1,400 plus mile drive. Driving almost twenty-five non-stop hours through the plains states and sleeping in our car for a couple of hours in a parking lot behind a Quality Inn surrounded by wheat fields was a new experience. It completed the cycle of sleeping accommodations: tent, KOA cabin without facilities, flea bag motels, new chain motels, five star hotels and finally the front seat of our car. Asheville is an amazing city. Theres always something happening. Friday night in downtown Asheville with its street theatre, vendors and crowds was like experiencing Greenwich Village, NY on steroids. Then it was time to head to Florida and home. There will be follow up articles about New Orleans, Santa Fe, Jackson Hole, Cody, Denver and Asheville and the Historic Hotels of America properties in which we stayed. They more than made up for sleeping in a tent and car. We arrived back home after driving almost 9,000 miles, visiting 21 states. The only near accident during the trip happened on our return, about 10 miles from home in the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike north of Exit 99 in Palm Beach County. I had to make an emergency maneuver to avoid hitting an alligator crossing the road proving the old adage that the most dangerous place is home. Over the years, we have traveled to many countries and seen magnificent sights, usually Above top, 1938 motor court chalet cabins in Custer, SD; right, Abraham Lincoln with plastic surgeons on Mt. Rushmore; below right, DevilsTower in eastern Wyoming; below, Mount Rushmore.See SEE THE U.S.A., page 19

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AUGUST 16, 2012 5World Beer Festival on tap in LakelandAll About Beer Magazines World Beer Festival produced by Three Zebras Entertainment is proud to announce it is coming to the Lakeland Center in Lakeland for the first time on Saturday, November 10. The World Beer Festival is a celebration of the beer culture offering festival goers the ability to taste and sample craft and specialty beers from local, regional, national and global breweries. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $65 VIP in advance and Day of show for $45 general admission and $75 VIP (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. Attendees must be 21 years old.Local spearfishers go nationalThe Apollo Beach Spearfishing Team recently traveled to Albion Cove in Mendocino County, California for the 2012 U.S. Spearfishing Nationals. The team qualified to represent the state of Florida by virtue of a top three qualifying finish at the FSDA Florida State Spearfishing Championship in April. Apollo Beach was the 2012 FL state runner-up team and Matthew Brueckners 96 point individual finish gave Apollo Beach its first ever Florida state spearfishing champion! The U.S. Nationals has been held every year since 1950 and competitions maintain a strict breath-hold or freediving only policy. U.S.O.A. rules forbid the use of scuba tanks in competition and this years event was also limited to a kayak only event. Despite extreme conditions of 48-52F bottom temperatures, thicker than normal kelp, a wind speed of 20-25 knot and 8-10 seas during the kayak only competiton, the Apollo Beach team finished a respectable 7th overall in a field of primarily Pacific coast teams and nationally recognized divers. Bill Van Deman turned in a new 21st century Cen Cal tournament record for black rockfish at 4.8 lbs. Current Pacific Coast Champion Dan Silviera was the tournament overall champion with a new IUSA record for his enormous 36lb lingcod. Dan with second place teammate Harold Gibson easily won the overall mens team competition, despite the loss of their third teammate who was disqualified when rough conditions sidelined his sea kayak. This is the third year in a row that freedivers from Apollo Beach have qualified for the U.S. Nationals and their highest team finish to date. The team received tremendous support from local businesses and club sponsors who made attendance at this prestigious event possible. To read more about the teams adventures go to www.apollobeachspearfishingteam.blogspot.com. Due to the risks associated with freediving and the rigorous training and education necessary to compete, the team would also like to stress the importance of direct buddy supervision and strict safety protocol followed by the team when breath-hold diving. For more information about safe diving protocols see the free resources at http://www.divewise.org/ safety.html. Apollo Beach Spearfishing Team, from left: Malachi Keddington, Matthew Brueckner, and Bill Van Deman. 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, Aug. 16 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Bingo VA Hospital at 6:45 p.m. District 12. Mens Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Soul R Coaster from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 Music by Soul R Coaster from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 Flea Market from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast served $15 outdoors; $20 inside. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 AL Riders Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 Open. AMERICAN LEGION Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m. Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Sons (SAL) 2nd Thursday 7 p.m. Auxiliary 3rd Thursday 7 p.m. Fish Fry Every Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Breakfast 2nd and 4th Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. DINNER American Legion Riders Sunday, August 26 5 to 7 p.m. Texas Hold em Saturday, August 18 6 to 10 p.m. M.C.L. Car Wash Saturday, August 25 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prom Night Saturday, August 25 7 p.m. $12 or 2/$20 Marine Marine Corps Pfc. Zachary A. Ellis, a 2011 graduate of Riverview High School, Riverview, Fla., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Ellis stayed committed during some of the worlds most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Ellis endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Soldier Army Pvt. David Cisneros has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. During AIT, the soldier completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations. Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order. Cisneros is the son of Maria I. Aguilera and Manuel Cisneros, both of 21st Street Southeast, Ruskin. He is a 2011 graduate of Dr. Earl J. Lennard High School, Ruskin. Soldier Army Sgt. Michael K. Mussone has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe. Mussone is a military policeman with the 164th Military Police Company based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served six years in the military. He is the son of Gail and Ronald Mussone of Golf Island Drive, Apollo Beach, Fla. The sergeant is a 2005 graduate of Edgewood High School, Md.Stella Ryan was diagnosed with renal carcinoma, Stage 4, in September, 2011. She has courageously continued to fight her battle with cancer, undergoing radiation and surgeries, all while maintaining her position as Director of Activities at Hawthorne Health and Rehab. Due to her deteriorating health condition, Stella terminated her employment the first of August. She will be sorely missed by the residents and nurses at Hawthorne. Despite having medical insurance, medical bills have and will continue to be a burden, especially now that she can no longer work. There are two fundraisers being planned on Stellas behalf. The first, is a homemade spaghetti dinner by Becky at her home 6608 Seabird Way, Cobia Cay in Apollo Beach from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 25. The $25 per person dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, red sauce, dessert and wine. A live auction of donated items from generous local businesses will conclude this delicious event. The second fundraiser will take place at Alpha Pizza 1312 Apollo Beach Boulevard, Apollo Beach on Friday, August 31. Raffles, 50/50 raffle, silent and live auctions of donated items will take place throughout the evening. This is also Idol night at Alpha. All patrons of Alphas this evening may participate in the auctions and raffles. If you would like to make reservations for either event, or if you would like to donate an item for the raffle or auction, call Becky Torres at (813) 760-1702 or email rlt1958@yahoo.com Donations to Stellas medical fund can be made directly to an account set up for her at the Bank of America, Account #229038931867.Two cancer fundraisers planned for local resident Cracker Country celebrates its volunteersCracker Country celebrated the contributions of its volunteers on July 12 during its annual Docent Volunteer Appreciation Banquet held at the Horse Show Pavilion on the Florida State Fairgrounds. This also marked the 20th anniversary of the museums formal volunteer program. These volunteers are the heart and soul of Cracker Country and for twenty years they have freely given of their time to make it a success, said Dan Marshall, Museum Operations Manager. Five of our docents have been here since the beginning and many have served for 15 years or more. Rarely do volunteer programs claim that kind of longevity and commitment. One hundred and eight docents, ranging from age 11 to 90, volunteered 10, 982 hours to Cracker Country this year from July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012. Independent Sector calculates the value of a volunteer hour to a company at $21.79 per hour. This translates to an in-kind contribution of $239,310.85. Marie Corcoran, Carolina Fox, Audrey Gantous, Colleen Singletary and Jayne Westmoreland were honored for 20 years of service. Louise Miranda, a 12 year veteran, was voted as the 2011-2012 Docent of the Year by her peers. Cracker Country, a rural Florida outdoor living history museum, located on the Florida State Fairgrounds, was established in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Carlton, Jr. so future generations might better understand and appreciate Floridas rural heritage. From the rustic cypress log corn crib to the grand old two-story Carlton house, Cracker Country features thirteen original buildings dating from 1870-1912. These buildings were moved to their present location from throughout the state, then restored and furnished with antiques of the period. For more information on Cracker Country or other Florida State Fair Authority events, contact Scott Merselis, Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the Florida State Fair Authority at Scott. Merselis@freshfromflorida.com or 813-627-4318Brandon Coin Club to host coin showsBrandon Coin Club Inc., a 501(c)7 non-profit organization, is pleased to announce their upcoming Coin & Currency Shows from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 25 and October 20 at the Brandon Elks Lodge #2383, 800 Centennial Lodge Dr., Brandon. There will be 30 dealers with 45 tables. Admission parking and door prizes are free. Excellent food will be available on site. Free coin grab bags for all children under 12. Free appraisals. ICG grading service will be in attendance and offering free verbal opinions and $9 slabbing. For more information call Mark Palermo the Bourse Chairman at 813361-0740 or email brandoncoinclub@tampabay.rr.com. 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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6 AUGUST 16, 2012 By William Hodges 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Melody Jameson. ......Contributing Writer mj@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net 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 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 Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center Big Super Battery SaleFREE BATTERY CHECK Lowest Price Ever!OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995SummertimeAC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICS Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330CABINET REFACING Door and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or Replacement COUNTERTOPS Granite Cultured Marble they think about skin cancer, Caruso said. Thats a shame too, because the risk factors are so much higher, especially here, he continued. The proximity to the Equator is a major factor, not just sun exposure, he explained. So the exposure factor in Florida is higher than that in the Northern states, even if you spend less time in the sun or if the temperature is hotter there. Humidity has nothing to do with it either, he said. According to Caruso, skin cancer is responsible for 11,000 deaths a year in the U.S. alone, many of which could be avoided if early measures had been taken. An exam once a year is advised for everyone and because many cant afford it, complete annual exams at Dr. Carusos are free. We want to educate people and save lives, he said. Now, he is giving a program he calls Skin Cancer University, beginning with a free buffet and talk Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. at his office, 4002 Sun City Center Blvd., Suite 102. (In the building on the corner of State Road 674 just west of South Bay Hospital.) Other talks will be scheduled after that through the fall and winter. All races can get skin cancer, he said, although in 30 years of practice, he has only seen the diagnosis in four Blacks. Everyone, however, should be cautious and use lotion with UV protection; check their bodies, especially in places you wouldnt expect to see damage because they arent exposed to sun, like between toes, under breasts and on the scalp. People who have suffered severe sunburns in childhood or even up to age 25 also have a greater risk factor. So do people with a family history of the disease. The biggest risk factor though, is age. With the huge amount of people turning 65 now the whole Baby Boomer thing its an epidemic waiting to happen, Caruso said. Only 15 percent of the people he sees in his office are under 65, but the peak age for the most common type of skin cancer a type of melanoma is from 30 to 50.Yet an analysis of the whole country shows that 50 percent of those who develop skin cancer in any form are over age 65. This risk is increased if any of the risk factors are there (like living in Florida because of its proximity to the equator). These percentages go up to 70 percent and higher. Were about to see an explosion in the numbers as more people turn 65 and live longer lives, he said. I feel like the doctors 50 years ago who were trying to convince people they should have breast or prostate exams. Caruso, now 69, was born in New York City and studied at Harvard School of Medicine, where he practiced for eight years before moving to Florida. He has four grown children, two living in Florida, and seven grandchildren. His daughter-inlaw Anne works with him mostly trying to raise awareness. To find out more about the upcoming event, or to schedule a free exam, call Anne at (813) 634-1455. I have a wonderful son-in-law who is very handy with tools and I learned much from him. Still, when I take hammer in hand and begin to build something, its a rare sight in my neighborhood. Its even rarer to find me perched on top of a ladder of any kind. On one occasion, hearing the noise, one of my neighbors came into the yard and shouted up to me, Arent you the guy who is afraid of heights? I had to admit that I was. I recalled how just minutes before, holding on very tightly and with my knees shaking, I had inched up the ladder. I recalled the first few timid swings at the nail. What I dont recall is exactly when those timid swings gave way to an overwhelming desire to beat that nail into submission. I also dont recall when my fear of heights was overcome by my desire for accomplishment. It must have been when I stopped thinking about falling and got to work. Work is a powerful antidote for fear. The more I thought about it, the more stories told to me by a variety of people began to make sense. I remember a Vietnam veteran who had been assigned to the First Calvary telling me of his feelings just before jumping from a helicopter onto enemy ground. He said that the fear was nearly overwhelming. What right-minded human being would jump out of a perfectly good helicopter and run into enemy fire? He said that, at least once, he remembers having a very warm feeling in his pants as he left the aircraft. He recalled how afraid he was when the battle began and how, after the first few steps into combat, the fear seemed to disappear. In another instance, I remember a very fine surgeon, renowned in the medical community, who told me that much of the surgery he does is of a life and death nature, and the fear that he will make a minor error causes him great concern. The fear manifests itself in the shaking of his hands. He went on to say that when the time comes to begin the surgery and he is caught up in the routine of the operating room, his confidence returns and his hands steady. Work is a powerful anti-The antidote for fear dote for fear. I found many others who shared their personal experiences about how they had overcame fear by tackling the fear itself and all agreed that keeping busy was a big part of the solution. The facts seem to overwhelmingly support the truth of what Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address, Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Fear can paralyze us as individuals and as a nation. Worry and work start with the same first three letters and yet there is a world of difference between the two. Worry drains us of energy to no productive purpose. Work, on the other hand, may drain us of energy; but assuming we are working on the right thing, it produces a worthwhile result. When it comes to fear, work seems to be the antidote if not an outright cure. The next time fear poisons your outlook and negative thoughts fill your mind, be quick to apply the antidote so the fear can be overcome. Maybe John Lennon, the British rock musician, said it best, Work is life, you know, and without it, theres nothing but fear and insecurity. Now you know the antidote. Get busy and throw off your fears. Skin cancer%  PENNY FLETCHER PHOTODr. Caruso examines Kathi Perrino using the special glasses that magnify each area of the skin.

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Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy outstanding color photography of historic structures from a variety of sources to illustrate the unfolding story of the regions and Hillsboroughs evolutions through the decades. Ruskin is featured in Past Forward Hillsborough, described as one of the several utopian communities established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries based on the philosophy of English social critic John Ruskin. The Ruskin story goes on to explain how the cooperative ideology of the English namesake was realized in practice, with free college-level education provided those working for the communitys common good, with a currency backed by the vested value of the communitys common property like its college grounds and parks, and with most citizen rights accorded women within the community at a time women elsewhere in America could not yet vote or own property. To visually exemplify the era, Past Forward Hillsborough uses the 1911 A.P. Dickman House now occupied by the family of Arthur Mac Miller, great grandson of George McAnelly Miller, the college founder. The three-story home, considered a combination of Queen Anne and Colonial Revival architecture, is a registered Hillsborough County Historic Landmark and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The same method is used throughout the publications. For example, a historical synopsis of Plant City is threaded through its 1909 Union Depot and a section of Tampas Hyde Park is recalled with a photo of the 1890 Folk Victorian home built by Peter O. Knight, an early Tampa leader. Yet another aspect of the Gulf Coast early tourism facilitated by early railroads is revisited with a striking view of the 1896 Belleview-Biltmore Hotel, architecturally classified as an eclectic/shingle and the largest frame building in Florida. The grand, sprawling structure now is under threat of razing. From the humble to the honored, Past Forward Tampa Bay illustrates the areas cultural diversity with inclusion of a Cracker homestead, the 1886 Frame Vernacular house built by settler Samuel Baker at Elfers, which features a central dogtrot running from front to back doors under steeply pitched roof sheltering three rooms. In contrast, the Chinsegut Hill Manor House in Brooksville, another Frame Vernacular begun in 1847, is featured near it, resplendent with double pillared galleries surrounding the two-story living area on three sides. Now owned by the state, Chinsegut Hill Manor is a Florida Heritage Site. Past Forward, initiated about a year ago, is a cooperative effort of the American Institute of Architects, Tampa Bay, Floridas Department of State, Hillsborough County, the Ybor City Museum, the Tampa Bay History Center and the Newspaper in Education program overseen by The Tampa Bay Times, according to Sue Bedry, development specialist for NIE. Nearly a half million copies of the souvenir history have been printed, Bedry said, with a substantial number to be stuffed in copies of the Tampa Bay Times Sunday edition, August 19. On Monday, August 27, bundles of copies expected to top 15,000 are to be made available at hotels and in the convention center for the thousands of delegates and masses of media representatives, she added. In addition, copies of the local legendary lore traced through its remarkable architecture will be provided early in September to eighth graders up and down the Suncoast as aids to their history studies. A pdf version will be downloadable from www. tampabay.com/nie, Bedry said. Underwritten by several grants from local and state government, the project owes much to AIA Tampa Bay as well as to area historical and preservation groups such as the Ruskin History Project which provided information and, frequently, valuable photographs, Bedry emphasized. She also credited architectural photographer Randy Van Duinen, Gus Paras of the AIA architectural committee and Jodi Pushkin, NIE manager, with the professional skills that brought together living pieces of history, producing a take-away for conventioneers to remind them of their visit and an overview of the rich local history for area residents. Maybe it even will encourage some to get involved with preservation, Bedry added. As conventioneers are tasting the rich local mix, readers of Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine are taking in a little feature about Gus Muenchs Crabby Adventures on the Little Manatee River. The article by writer Amanda Gleason, rounding up outstanding sites in the Tampa Bay area, also contains a crab photo, close up and personal. And, even those without fluency in German will enjoy the YouTube version now playing of video shot in June by a team of Swiss filmmakers visiting Muench for a Sunday on the river. Much the same video, the filmmakers said, was earmarked for Swiss and German television as well as for showing aboard Edelweiss Airlines flights. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonRich local lore a secret no more %  Program matches military vets with seriously ill vetsWe Honor Veterans programLifePath Hospice Chaplain Guy Glass (left) and LifePath Hospice Volunteer Ron Barnes (right) presented Donald Finley with a certificate and honor pin recognizing his military service. Finley is a World War II veteran and LifePath Hospice patient. After 21 years in the Army and 19 years with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department, Ron Barnes felt he had lived a fortunate life and wanted to give back. At a church function he learned about the We Honor Veterans program with LifePath Hospice. Barnes had experience with LifePath Hospice when his mother faced the end of her life seven years ago. He appreciated the care the non-profit provided her and was drawn to the unique volunteer program, explaining, This helped veterans, and I know one or two things about that.Barnes underwent 20 hours of volunteer training and was then matched with a World War II veteran living in South Tampa. The two have met nearly 40 times over the past 12 months, with Barnes visiting on average once a week, from two to seven hours. During the visits, Barnes provides companionship for the patient or respite care for the patients primary caregiver. In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the We Honor Veterans program focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. According to Riley, the We Honor Veterans program is much more than policy changes and education. LifePath Hospice veteran volunteers and veteran patients bond over shared military experiences. Chaplains also conduct pinning ceremonies for each veteran that receives hospice services. These moving ceremonies recognize veterans military service and acknowledge the sacrifices they made to serve. Over the past year LifePath Hospice has honored more than 340 veterans with pinning ceremonies. For more information on the We Honor Veterans program at LifePath Hospice, contact Janet Ricklick at 813-984-2307.

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We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! A first in grade schools in the works for Ruskin By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netRUSKIN Situated to create a multi-level educational complex on this communitys near east side, a unique new South County elementary school now is on the drawing boards. The yet unnamed grade school, estimated to be an $18 million project, is to be built on a 13acre site immediately west of Earl Lennard High School on East Shell Point Road. The growing campus of Hillsborough Community College SouthShore is located immediately east of the senior high school. Expected to accommodate a total of 950 students, kindergarten through 5th grade, the new facility is scheduled to open in August, 2014, according to Lorraine Duffy Suarez, manager of growth management and planning for Hillsborough County Public Schools. The new school will be the county systems first LEED certified institution, Suarez said, referring to the internationally recognized independent verification of green development and building methods known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED certification stems from use of various strategies in design and construction that foster human and environmental health, water savings, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and sustainable site development. Certification is determined by the U.S. Green Building Council. In July, school board members selected Wilder and Associates, a Tampa-based architectural firm, to design the new facility, Suarez said. Batson-Cook Company, a diversified construction firm established in Georgia nearly a century ago, is to handle the construction management, she added. Hillsboroughs Board of County Commissioners approved expenditure of $18 million in school impact fees for the project on August 2. A new Ruskin area elementary school is and has been listed in the school systems five-year plan, the planning manager noted, to relieve overcrowding at Cypress Creek Elementary and as backup for Ruskin Elementary which now is at capacity. It is to complement but not replace either of the two established grade schools, she said. Suarez pointed out that because the design process is just now getting underway, it is not yet possible to describe the physical appearance of the new school or how it will be configured or how it will be oriented on the acreage adjacent to the high school campus. It probably will be a new model, she noted, and not likely to duplicate the appearance of other elementary schools in the system. Access to the facility is anticipated to be from East Shell Point Road, she added. Similarly, Suarez said that boundaries which determine which students attend which schools are yet to be drawn in view of another school added to the areas new classroom and available space mix. As for naming the new school, the planning manager pointed to the well established process employed for this purpose which can involve naming nominations submitted for the school boards consideration. In Hillsborough County, many but not all grades schools carry names reflecting their locations and many but not all middle schools may reverse the situation, named to honor individuals. Senior high school names in the public school network are a combination of both approaches. And, while construction of the new elementary next to a high school and very close to a community college might allow a student to progress from kindergarten to a college degree on essentially the same campus if a middle school were to be added, Suarez said no such plans now exist. In the decade ahead, a new middle school may come to the South County, she added, but it is more likely to be sited in another part of the region. On the other hand, she concluded, it is fair to view the three schools as part of a campus complex, particularly in view of the increasing educational relationships involving both the high school and the college student bodies. In time and from some perspectives, she indicated, the trio may become cooperative components in a convenient instructional center.Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Team Kids R Kids SouthShore takes prize in Chamber Golf ClassicThe 16th Annual Chamber Golf Classic in Sun City Center was proclaimed a huge success by South Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melanie Morrison. More than 100 golfers participated in the event with Team Kids R Kids SouthShore (pictured above) winning first place. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time. It was exciting to see how many local businesses were involved in this tournament, Morrison said. She went on to thank Club Renaissance and Double Eagle Sponsors Mosaic and Mid-State Machine & Fabricating Company for their support of the event. Everyone is looking forward to the 2013 Golf Classic, she concluded.PHOTO COURTESY OF MELANIE MORRISON Attention photographers:ELAPP Calendar Photo Contest is openCelebrate Hillsborough Countys natural beauty by participating in the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Programs (ELAPP) Calendar Photo Contest that highlights Hillsborough Countys ELAPP sites. All photographers, amateurs, and professionals of all ages are invited to submit photos. Photographs must be submitted via e-mail through Sept. 24 to Ross Dickerson, Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. Voting runs through Oct. 1. Qualifying photos will be posted on the Countys Facebook Page on a weekly basis. The public can vote for the best photos. All photos must be taken at a Hillsborough County ELAPP Site. (View the list of all sites at http://bit.ly/ELAPP) Besides being included in the 2013 ELAPP Calendar, the top 12 photos will be featured in County Center window cases, posted on the Countys website, and used in other Hillsborough County publications. First place will also receive a private canoe tour of Cockroach Bay Preserve. All 12 winners will receive a pontoon boat tour of Tampa Bay. The qualifying photos will be posted on the Countys Facebook Page at HillsboroughFL. Now through Oct. 1, the public is invited to participate in selecting the best photos by clicking Like on their favorite photo. The Facebook photo album will be updated weekly. A panel of judges from the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will select up to 20 percent of the top voted photos for selection to the calendar in order to have the broadest representation from more than 60 ELAPP sites. 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AUGUST 16, 2012 9 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 C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.SamanthaSamantha is an adorable solid black female cat about one year old. She is very playful and loves to play with every cat toy in the shelter, if available. She is playful but Samantha likes her afternoon naps on the cat tower and that is where she can be found most afternoons unless she is sunning herself on the lanai. Give her a loving forever home. Samantha has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as micro chipped. Micro-chip # 067-849-290 DOB: 06/23/2011. PhoebePhoebe is a sweetheart! She is a Hound/Terrier mix who was abandoned at a fruit stand with her sisters. She is going through obedience training and is a good student. She has been crate trained too. She loves people and is good with most other dogs. She loves to goof off in the doggy pool after romping in the play yard with her furry pals. The ideal home would be an active one so that she continues to receive the mental and physical stimulation she needs as a growing puppy. No apartments please. Meet this sweet girl. She will win you over in a heartbeat! Phoebe is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots. DOB: Feb 02, This is the time of the year that I ask you to keep in touch with the weather. Many are fishing in the mornings and arriving home before the rain sets in. If a storm does appear while out in the water, I urge you not to try and ride it out. Dont take shelter under a tree, as lightning could strike you and the tree. If you cant make it to shore anchor in an inlet. If you fish in a storm, you will find that you will receive back-lashes as you cast out from the strong winds. If you think you can fish in this condition, I suggest you use heavier baits, poles, and line. Cast side-arm fashion and hold the pole closer to the water. Snook talk has begun again. Those die-hard anglers who can catch a variety of fish but cant keep a snook say that they have waited long enough. Would you beleive that it was in 2010 that the big freeze stopped the snook catch? To some anglers snook fishing is a religion not a sport. Their blood is boiling, they are tired of catching and releasing. Pound for pound snook are the best fish out there to cook and the greatest fish to grill. September may be the majic time for snook catches. Another game fish that you can catch is the mighty tarpon. A good food value...no! But they always have been a trophy fish. Use at least a fifty pound test line and a wire leader of 80 pounds or more with a heavy rod and a 6/0 hook. Take a buddy along to snap the photo and help you with this mighty fish. Release him for someone else to catch. Your trophy will be made from your photo by your taxidermist. The tarpon are still around, all of them did not travel to Bocca or south, they like our 80 degree water. Cobia is another game fish that is enjoying our warm waters. It is mighty in strength and will give you a good workout before being boated. It is good to eat. In the winter months it stays in the warm water flow of the electric plant near Apollo Beach, but in the warm August weather it is swimming all over the Bay. We do have dolphin and sailfish in this area. I have had both follow alongside the boat when I was out in deeper water. Some anglers only fish for shark. This is another fish, one should have a buddy along to help with your catch. I have eaten blacktip, which were battered and deep fried, served with cheese grits. At a local bait shop I heard,We caught some convicts today. Boy were they tricky. Sounded like law enforcement officers talking, but it was two anglers who had been catching sheepshead. Many call them convict fish, because their entire body is covered with black and white stripes. The tricky part comes when trying to hook this fish.They have a solid bone mouth and rows of teeth like a sheep. It is very difficult to set your hook. From experience, and being taught by the best, I have discovered that when you feel a nudge, count to three and then jerk to set your hook. Many jerk at the nudge, and spend all day feeding them all of By Jonie Maschek Storms, fishing and funtheir bait.This fish is boney, but has lean white meat and is a very good tablefare. Must measure l2 inch minimum and may take l5 per person, per day. Many are caught around piers, wrecks, and bridges. You still have time before school starts to take your family to the Little Manatee River State Park located off U.S. 301 in Wimauma. It is five miles south of Sun City Center to Lightfoot Road then turn left into the park. This is 2,416 acres of fun. Canoe rentals are available. You can even bring your horse plus its a great place to fish. Hillsborough River State Park has 3,413 acres. It opened to the public in 1938 and is one of the oldest parks around and is just l2 miles north of Tampa in Thonotosassa, Alafia River State Park is located in Lithia and has 6,000 acres for playing, fishing and camping. Simmons Park is in our backyard and you can fish, swim and camp. All these parks are close so take time to enjoy them before school starts. Fishing in the upper fresh waters of the rivers, I found bass hovering in deep holes to escape the heat. You more or less need to fish for them like you do for flounder; dangle some bait over them on the bottom. Fresh water catfish are enjoying the warm weather and are abundant. They are a great tablefare. Panfish are many with a variety of species caught by freshwater anglers. Be thankful for the pure clear water, the seabreeze you are breathing, and the beauty all around you.Fish TalesEBHS Class of plans 30 year reunionEast Bay High Schools Class of announces their 30 year reunion plans from October 26 to the 28. Multiple events including family have been planned for the three day affair with a block of rooms reserved at a group rate at the Comfort Inn 718 Cypress Village Blvd. in Sun City Center.RSVP is required by October 5. For more information email clogo2702@aol.com, missy.diehl@verizon.net or aa_albritton@yahoo.com

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10 AUGUST 16, 2012Free Music Makers Workshop offeredCalling all Mini-Musicians! Children ages 2-10 can attend a free workshop on the second Saturday of every month from 9:30-11 a.m. at Music Showcase at 402 Oakfield Drive in Brandon. This fun and interactive workshop allows children to hear and see band and orchestral instruments like the flute, trumpet, tuba, or violin and they get to try them out themselves. Kids will also make an instrument that they get to take home along with a goody bag. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about different instruments and then hopefully decide that they want to learn how to play one because music is fun and help students improve their math and schoolwork says Deborah Evans, Public Relations Director at Music Showcase. The Music Makers Workshop will take place on Saturday, September 8, October 13, and November 10. The Workshop is free, but you must register in advance by visiting faopa.org. For more information call Deborah Evans at 813-685-5998, or email debbie@musicshowcaseonline.com. Instructor and Repair Technician Geoff Stewart and showing the flute to some children from a local daycare. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights August 16 22Teen Night: Anime Club Family Story Time Motion Commotion Baby Time Toddler Time Story Time Teen Volunteer Orientation Sports radio 98.7 to carry UsfSF football and basketball Sports Radio 98.7 The Fan and the University of South Florida announced today at a press conference that Tampa Bays newest all-sports radio station will serve as the flagship station of USF athletics. The multi-year agreement begins with the 2012-2013 school year and includes coverage of USF football and mens basketball. Additionally, baseball and womens basketball will be broadcast on 1010AM The FAN. USF Athletics is clearly on the rise and we are pleased to partner with them as their new flagship radio station, said Ben Hill, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Tampa Bay. Today marks the beginning of Sports Radio The FAN a station dedicated solely to Tampa Bay area sports. USF programming is an incredible complement to our lineup and a win for the local audience. Football broadcasts will continue to be produced by IMG College with Jim Louk on play by play, Mark Robinson doing color commentary, Mike Pepper handling sideline reporting. Pre and Post game will be hosted by Jim Lighthall and Justin Pawlowski. Democratic Club to meetThe East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Barnacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Road, in Brandon. Club members and their guests are invited to attend. For more information visit www. easthillsboroughdems.org or email club President Mike Angel at ehcdclub@yahoo.com.Hillsborough County wants to know whats on your mind about the budget Alzheimers Caregivers Program offeredThe USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute is sponsoring a free community program, Alzheimers Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 30 at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute, 4001 E Fletcher Ave. Tampa. The program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimers disease. Topics will include Understanding Alzheimers Disease, Progress in Treatment, Benefits of Participating in Clinical Drug Studies, Communication Strategies, Managing Troublesome Behaviors and more. Whether you have just received the diagnosis or have been a caregiver for many years, this will be a day well spent. Lunch will be provided. There is no charge but advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, call (813) 974-4357 or toll free in Florida (800) 633-4563. This years Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, Sept. 2830, at the Tampa Convention Center 333 South Franklin St. Tampa is casting a wide net of attractions to capture a variety of boaters interests. From fishermen to divers and novice boaters to experienced captains, the 47th annual event includes interactive activities for anyone interested in enjoying the water as well as hundreds of the newest boats and marine products for sale. The 2012 boat show has a wide range of activities to entertain and educate all ages interested in the boating lifestyle, whether youre a new boater in need of some onthe-water training, a DIY boater whod like to sharpen your skills, or an adventurer looking for some underwater fun, said Larry Berryman, show manager. And there are more boats on display this year, providing an ideal venue to purchase your next boat or upgrade your existing boating lifestyle. Top five reasons to visit the Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show: 1. Boat deals almost as big as the boats. The week-end will showcase the ma-rine industrys new-est accessories, electronics and boats for sale. Shoppers will have access to exclusive deals on hundreds of boats from the regions top retailers and have the unique opportunity to board and compare hundreds of boats from luxury yachts (up to 97 feet!) and sport fishers to family cruisers and ski boats. 2. DIY boat maintenance. Boaters who want to maintain or upgrade their existing boats should visit the new Freds Shed DIY Seminars & Interactive Learning Center for daily seminars and clinics that cover topics such as fuel economy and general detailing. The center will host Q&A sessions and hands-on clinics with the The Boating Guy, Keith Ammons, and Fred, a certified marine service technician. 3. Submerge yourself in scuba. Attendees 10 years and older can take a free diving lesson in the Dive Equipment & Marketing Associations (DEMA) Be a Diver pool. All equipment is provided for those who want to try scuba diving in this 15,000-gallon heated pool. Experienced divers are also welcome to test out the latest scuba gear. 4. Leave ex-pensive boating bills in your wake. Learn about Boating on a Budget at the Welcome to the Water Tampa Boat Show cruises into town in SeptemberCenter, where attendees can find information on the boating lifestyle and the best practices and products that make boating more affordable. Visitors can also shop a variety of entry-level boats that can be financed for $250 or less per month. 5. Learn how to navigate the open water, on the water. Whether new to the boating lifestyle or a seasoned sea-goer, Take the Helm with Discover Boating offers attendees a variety of daily boating courses where they can get advice from expert captains during complimentary on-the-water training on the bay. For tickets and details, visit TampaBoatShow.com or call 954441-3220. Key Show Facts Friday through Sunday, Sept. 2830, 2012 Friday, Sept. 28: 10 a.m. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29: 10 a.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30: 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Note: In-water area closes at 7 p.m. daily Ticket cost is $12 for adults (16 years & older) and free for children (15 years & younger) with a Friday show special of $2 off for advance adult ticket purchase for Friday.

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AUGUST 16, 2012 11 Come join the National Cremation Society for aFREE SEMINARon the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?When the time comes, wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: RESERVATION REQUIRED Meet representatives:Gene & Toni DyrekNational Cremation & Burial Society 308 E. College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570Wed., Aug. 22, 20122:00 p.m.First time attendees only please(813) 401-1159 Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend to help seniors with incurable vision impairment? My wife has macular degeneration and has become very discouraged. Looking for Help Dear Looking, Unfortunately, there are nearly 2 million Americans, like your wife, living with macular degeneration today, making everyday tasks like cooking dinner, reading the newspaper or watching television extremely challenging. Here are some resources that can help. Vision Rehabilitation The best place to get help living and coping with macular degeneration is at a vision rehabilitation agency. Typically run by state or nonprofit organizations, there are around 1,500 of these agencies scattered across the country that provide free or low-cost services to help seniors and their families Resources to Help Seniors with Low Vision THE SAVVY SENIOR By Jim Miller who are living with all types of incurable vision impairments. While vision rehabilitation does not restore lost sight, it does help people maximize their existing sight, or, if they have no vision, it can equip them with techniques and tools to help them maintain an independent lifestyle. Services include counseling, along with training on how to perform daily living tasks with low vision, and how to use visual and adaptive devices and assistive technologies that can help improve quality of life. They also offer guidance for adapting your home that will make it safer and easier for your wife to maneuver, and can help her locate low-vision support groups in your area which is very helpful. Some agencies will even send their specialist out to work with her in the comfort of your own home. To find a vision rehabilitation agency in your area, call the American Foundation for the Blind referral line at 800-232-5463. If, however, you dont live near a vision rehabilitation agency, you can also get help from an occupational therapist, or OT, who can provide low vision training in your home. Ask your ophthalmologist or doctor for a referral to an OT in your area. Your Area Agency on Aging (call 800-677-1116 for contact information) can also help you find nearby therapists. Many health insurance providers, including Medicare, will pay for low vision training by an OT if prescribed by your eye doctor or healthcare provider. Online Help Another convenient place to find help for your wife is online at a terrific new website called VisionAware (visionaware.org). Created by the American Foundation for the Blind and the Readers Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, this site provides free information on eye conditions, along with dozens of practical tips and instructional videos on living with vision loss, including concepts for adapting your home to make it easier to navigate, techniques for traveling safely outside the home, and various tips on how to manage things like finances, medications, and other tasks like cooking, cleaning, grooming, reading, writing and more. It also offers a comprehensive list of low vision products and technologies that can help your wife stay active and independent, including product reviews that are published in their online magazine called AccessWorld. Other Resources Two other good resources that can help you and your wife are the Ears for Eyes program and the MD Support website. Ears for Eyes (earsforeyes.info, 800-843-6816) is a nonprofit public charity that provides free audio lessons on cassette tapes, CDs and Internet downloads that teach adaptive daily living skills to the vision impaired and their caregivers. And mdsupport.org, which is a public service website for seniors living with macular degeneration that provides information and links to support groups across the country, and links to low-vision products, services and other resources that can help with many different needs. 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.UPCOMING EVENTSRiverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031RIVERVIEWMOOSELODGE2158.ORGAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. So much has been accomplished this year already, with the hall renovations just about completed be prepared to enjoy even more fun. Chili, Cheese, Onions, Relish, etc. Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Blind Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. Includes burgers and sides Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Local Fire and Police Department Appreciation. $6 Beef Tips Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m. with entertainment to follow. Bar Games begin at 3 p.m. And there is always Naked Wings. Sandra Murman Donates 200 SackPacks to area students in needCommissioner Sandy Murman is attending the new teachers breakfast at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at Destiny Church, 2322 11th Ave., Ruskin, on Friday, August 17, 2012, and she is bringing 200 backto-school sackpacks to donate to South County area school students that are in need. She is working with the SouthShore Chamber in identifying teachers and schools in the area that have students that would benefit from receiving these packs. The sackpacks are canvas cinch-bag back packs with a plastic zipper pencil pouch that includes crayons, a pencil, a pen, a six-inch plastic ruler, a manual pencil sharpener, and a large pink eraser. Commissioner Murman received the SackPacks from the Office Depot Foundations National Backpack Program, which is in its 12th year, and is distributing 400,000 SackPacks across the United States and the world. For more information visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/bocc/ commissioners/murman.cfmAdministrative professionals to gatherInternational Association of Administrative Professionals, City Center Chapters monthly business meeting is to be held from 12:05 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday August 16 at the Tampa Club, 101 East Kennedy BLVD, 42nd Floor, Downtown Tampa. RSVP for lunch is required. The cost is $17 per person and $2 for parking with validation. The program will be The Unique Role of a Multi-Manager Administrative Assistant given by Sarah Rader, CAP-OM. Residents who want to learn more about Hillsborough Countys government and how it works can do so in 10 FREE and FUN sessions at the 2012 Government Leadership University (GLU). Orientation begins Sept. 11 at County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. The Office of Neighborhood Relations offers GLU to help residents gain insight into the operations of various County departments, become better informed neighborhood leaders, and use the knowledge gained to strengthen their communities. Anyone interested in learning more about Hillsborough County government leadership, unraveling government red tape, and establishing relationships with department directors and staff are encouraged to apply.Sign Up For Hillsborough Countys Government Leadership UniversityClass sessions will be held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. 12 p.m., from Sept. 11 through Nov. 15. Participants will enjoy visits to several departments or facilities including Animal Services, Code Enforcement, Cooperative Extension, Emergency Management, Fire Rescue, and Public Utilities. Residents have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 to apply. Applications can be completed online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ GLU. Applications are also available by calling Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations, 813-272-5860. Applications may be faxed to 813-276-2621 or mailed to Office of Neighborhood Relations, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 1st Floor, Tampa.

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ASK ABOUT OUR CATERING813-634-75211507 Sun City Center PlazaNow Delivering in the Sun City Center area 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Minimum Order $30 Family Italian Restaurant Every Day Special Early Bird Special$5LUNCH SPECIAL6 Subs, Chips and DrinkNOW OPEN SUNDAYS 11 a.m.-7 p.m.Monday Special Tuesday Special Wednesday Special Every DayFREEComplimentary Glass of Wine with Entree Purchase.$795ALL PASTA ENTREES1/2 OFF 1/2 OFF 1/2 OFFWITH COUPON WITH COUPONBuy 1 Entree, Get equal or lesser value.... Buy 1 Entree, Get equal or lesser value.... Buy 1 Entree, Get equal or lesser value....WITH COUPONMust have Coupon for special price. Limit one Coupon per visit 2011 Allstate Insurance Company More than once I have let a small business (and a couple of large ones) pay for their Chamber membership with either goods or services. I gave Sams Club a booth at our annual fall expo in exchange for enough coffee (regular and decaf) to take us well into 2013. The Handymen Direct guys are helping us fix up the building to pay for their sign on our Wall of Fame. Trade outs and the barter system are as American as Rosie the Riveter. But in order to get a good trade, you have to know the art of negotiation, either as a business owner or as a customer. Before you go into a store or talk to someone providing a service, make sure youre talking with the person who can make a deal. You are wasting your time trying to get an agreement from the kid collecting shopping carts in the parking lot. Ask up front, are you the person who can authorize this? If they arent, dont settle. Ask to speak to someone in authority. Have an idea of what you want before you just go in and ask what kind of deal can you give me? You dont want to come off as a whats in it for me type. You want to go into the discussion with an attitude of finding a mutually beneficial trade. So, if you want ten percent off of a garment because there is a smear of makeup on the collar (that you know will come out), say so. The store sells a damaged item that would have been a charge off, and you go home with what you want at a reasonable price. Its also smart to think about what you bring to the table as well. Ask your lawn guy if hell give you $25 for every referral you give him that lands him a contract. He gets new business and you get a commission. Its the cheapest way he could ever dream of expanding his business and you get rewarded for your efforts in helping him. Make sure you are both getting what was originally agreed to. If you have someone working off what they would otherwise owe you, have them give you an itemized invoice of what they did and how much it would have cost you. Then double check to make sure all the work was done to your satisfaction at the agreed upon price. Even if this is family, remember this is business, not personal. There are entire neighborhoods setting up service banks whereby retired CPAs, hairstylists, handymen, attorneys, and even babysitters all contribute hours into the bank and then withdraw the services of others when they need them. Its a great idea and one which would work especially well in the retirement communities. At the end of the day, bartering is all about two parties each providing something to the other that they both need and want. But to work, each party has to be clear in what they offer and what they want in return. Happy trading! By Dana Dittmar, SCC Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bartering...its the American way Newly created Animal Services Task Force seeks applicantsHillsborough County is seeking three residents to serve on the newly created Animal Services Task Force. All nominees must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. Appointments are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation. The Animal Services Task Force was created to conduct a comprehensive assessment of best practices resulting in a financially feasible plan to minimize our Countys use of animal euthanasia. This Task Force will be comprised of the current Animal Advisory Committee members and three members of the community, appointed by the Animal Advisory Committee. Three positions are open. Terms are for six months. Applicants are required to submit a one-page letter of interest by August 29, 2012. All eligible applicants are to be present at the Animal Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for September 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m., in the 2nd Floor Board Room of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. The future meeting schedule is to be determined. Citizens interested in being considered for appointment must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments along with their letter of interest. All forms must be signed and dated. The deadline to apply is August 29, 2012. Appointments will take place during the September 19, 2012, Animal Advisory Committee Meeting. The forms are available in the lobby of Animal Services, 440 Falkenburg Road in Brandon, or by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-272-5826. The form is also available on the Hillsborough County website www.hillsboroughcounty.org by clicking on Government, then Boards and Committees, and Application Questionnaire for County Appointments. All documents can be mailed to: Boards & Councils Coordinator P.O. Box 1110 Tampa, FL 33601 Faxed to: 813-307-3237 Or scanned and e-mailed to: Luann Finley finleyl@hillsboroughcounty.orgMoving sale to benefit Mary & Martha HouseAriannas Rugs and Dcor will hold a moving sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 17-19 at their current location on U.S. 41 N. in Apollo Beach near M&I Bank. There will be great buys on furniture, rugs, artwork, lamps, home dcor and more. Ariannas will be moving to a larger space at the Waterside Shops of Apollo Beach so she can house her design studio and furniture consignment all in one space. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Mary & Martha House shelter for abused and homeless women and children located in Ruskin. For more information call Ariannas at 641-2016.Chambers Ambassador team seeks new membersThe Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is very lucky to have an active Ambassador Team working to help them keep members engaged. The group last met on Friday, August 3 at Hawthorne Village Retirement Community to discuss upcoming opportunities and needs. The Chambers Ambassador Team is always looking for new members to assist them in their mission. Their primary goal is to establish a line of communication with members and encourage participation in Chamber functions. In essence they help to build the relationships between The Chamber and its members, while expanding their own contact list as well. The GRCC Ambassador meetings are held the 1st Friday of every month from 8 a.m.9 a.m. For more information contact the Chamber office at 813-234-5944 or info@riverviewchamber.com. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ambassador team.Womans Club promotes businessThe Southshore Charter Chapter American Business Womans Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 20 at Sandpiper Grille, 1702 Pebble Beach Blvd. South, Sun City Center. This month they will present and induct their new Southshore Charter Chapter Board of Directors for the upcoming year. With time permitting, they will also have a fun get to know each other time with the guests and members. For those who wish to participate, this may include sharing 2 3 benefits of doing business with or making referrals to each other and respective businesses. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the menu and wine, beer and cocktails will also be available for purchase. Prices are very reasonable with many choices available. Cash or credit only. RSVP as soon as possible so the restaurant can prepare accordingly. Bring a friend and business cards for networking. All attendees will have a moment to introduce themselves and their business. For more information or to make reservations 813-649-0400 or 813716-3912. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.netYou, Me & Business

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AUGUST 16, 2012 15 The new Heart Murmur & Valve Program at Brandon Regional Hospital is a multidisciplinary program that provides the latest in evaluation and treatment of heart valve and murmur conditions, including: with your primary care physician, a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon with valve expertise a long-term monitoring plan for your condition minimally invasive heart valve repair options the highest distinction in cardiac surgeryFROM YOUR HEART TO OUR EARS Joint Commission Joint Commission Joint Commission Heart Failure Informative Lecture SeriesCall 813-634-1 455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHowar d A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 un City Center, FL 33573 (One Block West of the Hospi tal) THE SKIN CANCER CENTERSDERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES T S C C Everything you wanted to know about SKIN CANCER, but were afraid to ask.FREE DINNER BUFFETwith beverages servedThurs., Aug. 304:00 p.m. Sun City Center StuartJ.Kaufman,M.D.Cataract,Multi-FocalImplant, GlaucomaSpecialistIt takes innovation to deliver extraordinary eye care. Dr. Kaufman was a developer of the Insta-Sight cataract procedure and holds the trademark. This procedure uses no needles, no patches and no stitches. Dr. Kaufman was the first Tampa area eye surgeon to perform a cataract lens implant using multifocusing Crystalens. He has performed over 35,000 cataract procedures and 70,000 eye surgeries. Call today for an appointment 4002 Sun City Center Blvd. (S.R. 674) Sun City Center(813) 634-9289www.KaufmanEyeInstitute.comAdvanced Solutions. Trusted Results.Also Serving Zephyrhills, Bushnell and Wesley Chapel Saturday hours available in Wesley ChapelFor 2 years in a row, Dr. Kaufman has been named The Best Eye SurgeonIn the South Shore Area Women-owned companies join forces to support Mary & Martha HouseBy %  itcren mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN The Mary & Martha House in Ruskin is so well-known that it has become nearly ubiquitous in Hillsborough County. In a sense that is unfortunate because in ubiquity, people tend to forget the vital and unique mission of this South County resource: to offer much-needed shelter to battered and/or homeless women and their children. More than that, the organization also offers a path to a new and better life for those women and children through training and job opportunities. For vulnerable Businesses owned by women from along the Gulf Coast of Florida joined forces to volunteer their time and talents at the Mary & Martha House.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSee MARY & MARTHA HOUSE, page 16

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AUGUST 16, 2012 17 Sun City Dental CenterThe 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, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 Welcome our new physician SONIA TRZMIELINA, M.D.Dr. Trzmielina specializes in Womens and Community Health and is now accepting new patients. 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Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS year-old Japanese econoboxes. They all said the same thing I know what I have here so dont try it! Yeah, I knew what they had pieces of junk with skinny oversized tires that could scare Alfred Hitchcock. I could almost picture the horror of the scene that began with me pulling into the parking lot of the Sun City Center Community Association with a car that could bounce. Worse yet, they sounded like they wanted to kill me more than they wanted to sell their car. My wife and I like Porsche cars. Unfortunately we cant afford new models so, over the past many years, we have bought several really old models. I bought my first one in 2005 on eBay for $3,500. It was a 1986 Porsche 944 with rust on the body. The car was located in Manchester, New Hampshire, which worked out well because I was in Philadelphia handling some family business and it was just a quick hop to New Hampshire. Driving home in a car I had long dreamed of owning was an adventure. Shortly after, a second and even cheaper one was added because Michelle fell in love with the first one. We drove that car for a few years and then sold it to a guy my age who lived in rural Iowa, probably fulfilling his own dream. A few years later, we purchased a third and very special car. It was a gift from Michelle to bring to life a childhood memory of mine, involving my first real camera, a silver Porsche 911 and memories of my Dad who had passed away when I was 15. Michelle found that car near Washington, DC and we had yet another adventure getting it home. Unfortunately, it turned out that an old, air-cooled car wasnt necessarily well-suited for the climate in Florida. Just last year I sold it to a man from Germany who shipped it home to restore it. But the sale of the last one meant that we were down to one Porsche, the original one, for two Porsche-lovers. Five months ago, that problem was solved as I found another old, cheap 944, again near Washington, DC, earlier this spring. Life was again in balance. Ill leave it to you to decide why Washington, DC is a great place to buy sports cars. Whatever the reason, it is at the top of my list for car shopping. The owners tend to be older, and the cars have low miles as many of them are garaged during the winter months. In Florida, a cheap Porsche is easy enough to come by, but they tend to be owned by younger people with less resistance to beating the living daylights out of them after tearing apart the interiors to install ginormous speakers. Porsches last forever if you take care of them. Fortunately, I enjoy doing that work. Apparently, a lot of younger people arent so picky about things like oil, belt and tire changes. Well, actually, Porsches dont quite last forever. Michelle came home from work recently to say she discovered her car, the original one, was low on oil. The car rarely used oil so that wasnt a good sign. Yes, the problem was fixable but weve been driving it for seven years and it has nearly 300,000 on the odometer. It was time to say goodbye. This also meant that it was time to start car shopping again, which brings us back to people who sound like homicidal maniacs while selling cars. After a few depressing days of reading depressing stories and threats, a new car with payments was starting to sound pretty good. At least until I remembered that the last new car we purchased (from a car company that ceased to exist in 2009) ended up costing us far more than our $3,500 Porsche with enough miles on it to have passed the Moon. I know that a new car is the right thing to do, but what can I say? Im cheap. So once again, I looked north to our nations capitol via the Internet and found the car I was looking for at a price I could afford. The seller even offered to pick me up at the airport. I found a $113 one-way flight, filled out all of the passenger information on the web page and stopped. I looked up at Michelle and asked, Are you sure we should do this again? Sooner or later our luck will run out, probably in some horrible fashion. Not to mention, the flight was scheduled to leave in 14 hours and I hadnt exactly managed to clear it with my boss. Michelle looked at me, smiled, reached over to the computer and clicked Buy Now on the airline ticket.Blowing a fuse%  MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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This trip was something Jeanne and I had wanted to do way back in our 20s before LIFE got in the way. One of the saddest things we hear from people as we recount our adventures is, Someday wed like to do that. We are both well past retirement age and the people most often saying someday are contemporaries. Our answer to them is, Someday is now. There are many major national parks we did not visit on this trip. Another month on the road would have been helpful. However we will be going out again. The National Park System began under President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1872. Yellowstone was the first of the National Parks, a system now encompassing more than 84.4 million acres. Besides protecting fragile ecosystems and wildlife, many parks are home to historic lodges, cabins, hotels and inns that are available for public lodging. These historic properties, the oldest being Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park (1904) are either designated as National Historic Landmarks or are on the National Register of Historic Places. The operator of guest services at Yellowstone, Crater Lake, Death Valley and Grand Canyon National Parks, Xanterra Parks & Resorts of Colorado, recently announced that they have partnered with Historic Hotels of America to promote the historic authenticity and ambiance of the properties they operate.We need something to laugh aboutOne of the best things about being too busy to enjoy the little things in life is that I dont have time to watch much television. The few minutes here and there that I have watched appear to be an endless stream of Obama is going to kill most of us and make the survivors dependent upon a socialist state and Romney is going to suck out our souls and give them to the rich advertising. What I cant figure out is why either of them would even want to be the President of the United States. Sure, the perks are great but, no matter who wins, at least half the country is going to hate that person with a white hot passion. Heres the thing (in my opinion): Obama could singlehandedly cure cancer and the people who hate him would still hate him. He would immediately be slammed ruthlessly for putting people out of work at cancer centers. Romney, meanwhile, could donate every dollar he has earned to starving children in Somalia and people would accuse of him trickery and of merely acting out a ploy to offshore money and jobs in an African nation. Neither of those men can win. Think about what it must be like to have 160 million people hating you. Think about what it must be like to live, as colorful former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura once put it, working By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTORegardless of whether or not you like Vice President Joe Biden, its hard to deny that he can be one heck of a funny guy. Sometimes even when he doesnt intend to be.a job where they have to weld the manhole covers shut just to visit a 7-Eleven. Is having your own cool Boeing 747 really worth that? Not to me. I think we should be suspicious of anyone who wants to do that job there have to be some pretty weird personality quirks involved, to say the least. But a lot of people only seem to be suspicious of the Other Guy. Their Guy, meanwhile, is the only right, true and American choice. Anyone else means you are either a socialist or a fascist. More than a year ago, while Donald Trump was (technically) still in the running for President, comedian Conan OBrien tweeted: If Trump runs for the White House, how will he decide between Gary Busey and Meatloaf for Vice President? At the time, both men were on Trumps television show Celebrity Apprentice. But, you know what? Maybe he was on to something there. The world has gone insane, right? I think thats something we can all agree on. So, given that, what better way to give the worlds most powerful nation a nice kick in the pants than by scaring the living daylights out of everyone else? If Trump had become president, you can almost picture the scene in other, less-than-friendly nuclear nations: You know, I dont think we should mess with them. He might just push the button! And honestly, tell me what country is going to feel secure enough to pull stuff on us with Defense Secretary Meatloaf? Best of all, there isnt a single nation on earth, not even the most insane terrorist-extremist-loving country, that would not be completely freaked out at the thought of having to deal with Secretary of State Busey. That, of course, was written in jest, which is a dangerous thing in America today. Some people seem to be looking for things to be offended by, and humor for anyone in the public eye can become a dark and scary alleyway to oblivion. On that note, I think the sad truth is that our political leaders, while quite possibly of questionable sanity for pursuing such posts, are often funny people, but it is the American public that lacks the ability to laugh. Thats too bad because, to me, laughing is a better way to spend the day than crying and we all know theres plenty of stuff to cry about. Both Presidents Bush and Obama kept up the tradition of appearing at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. It has always been intended to be a venue in which both sides the political leadership and the press can let their hair down with each other. Every president since Calvin Coolidge has attended the dinner. Parts of the proceeds go towards funding journalism scholarships. Since the advent of YouTube and blogs, however, presidents have been repeatedly (and to me, unfairly) slammed for it. The most famous, perhaps, involved a slideshow of President Bush looking under furniture in the White House for the missing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Yes, that could be perceived as offensive to families who lost loved ones in the war, but it was never intended for public dissemination. I defy you to find anyone who could prove that President Bush did not care about those soldiers. I have no doubt that he did and that he wasnt trying to diminish them. He merely took a few hours to inject some lightheartedness something the event was designed for after spending the other 8,762 hours of that year dealing with a serious, gut-wrenching and painful situation. In the process of being irritated, people missed out on some of his great humor. In reference to his infamous sentence uttered in Saginaw, Michigan in 2000, I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully, the president remarked during the 2001 dinner, You see, anyone can give you a coherent sentence. But this takes you to an entirely new dimension. In reference to his equally infamous, Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning? uttered during a campaign stop in South Carolina, the president said, If they would read it closely they would see Im using the transitive plural tense, so the word is are correct. He concluded by saying, In my sentences, I go where no man has gone before. President Obama has a sense of humor, too. During the 2010 dinner, he quipped to host Jay Leno: I am glad that the only person whose ratings fell more than mine last year is here tonight. Great to see you, Jay. Im also glad that Im speaking first. Weve all seen what happens when somebody takes the time slot after Lenos. He also joked about an issue that just wont go away. As some of you heard, the state of Hawaii released my official long-form birth certificate, President Obama said. Hopefully, this puts all doubts to rest. But just in case there are any lingering questions, tonight Im prepared to go a step further. Tonight, for the first time, I am releasing my official birth video. A video clip from a Disney cartoon movie began playing behind him. Things are going to get crazy here. In just over a week, the Republican National Convention will pretty much consume the city of Tampa, and the airwaves will be saturated with deepvoiced, serious-sounding people predicting doom, despair and Armageddon should the Other Guy prevail. Until Election Day, the next couple of months will probably be tortuous for most of us. Im hoping that somehow, by some miracle, we can lighten up and find something to laugh about during this time. It would be good to laugh together as a nation. After all, they arent My Guy or the Other Guy they are Our Guys and we can laugh all we want.

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20 AUGUST 16, 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 Area Places of Worship Ruskin Foursquare Church106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 email: ruskin4sq@yahoo.com N. Blanton (813) 309-3558 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 2 p.m. Sunday En Espaol A place where you are... EXPERIENCE JESUS THIS WEEKEND 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 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. Area Obituaries d dRobert Bob FosterRobert Bob Foster passed away August 10, 2012 in Sun City Center, Florida. Bob is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Nancy, and by his children and their spouses, Mark and Suzanne Foster, Catherine Brown, Joan and Brent Scofield, Sheila and Adan Garcia and Elizabeth and Steve Elliott, and their children and grandchildren. His son, Robert Bon Foster preceded him in death. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1956. During his career in the college textbook business, he spent 35 years with Ulrichs Bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI, then retired after 15 years with the Nebraska Book Company. Since moving to Sun City Center in 1998, he has volunteered 14 years with the Emergency Squad, serving as an ambulance driver and dispatcher. He also has served in the SCC Security Patrol, was active in American Legion Post 246, and volunteered as a driver with the VFW transportation van. Bob was a member of the weavers guild and did beautiful cross-stitch work. He will be remembered for his generosity and willingness to give of himself. Memorial Services will take place at a later date at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Michigan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the SCC Emergency Squad or the American Cancer Society. Maricela SerranoMaricela Serrano, 65, of Ruskin, FL passed away August 12, 2012. She was Day Care Director for RCMA and a member of St Anne Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Narmo Serrano; 2 daughters; Miosotis Jimenez and Rhoda (Louis) De Leon; 2 sons, Reinaldo Serrano and Jacob (Jennifer) Serrano; 7 grandchildren, Vanessa, Marielisa, Daniel, Isabel, Mateo, Uziah, and Santino, and four sisters, Nene, Nelly, Sonia and Daisy. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 106 11th Avenue, N.E., Ruskin, FL. Burial will be in Ruskin Memorial Park, Ruskin, FL. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center. Generation gap glorifiedAt a recent Sunday worship service of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, an interesting pair teamed up to pass the collection plates the churchs oldest member and its youngest. Florence Ellenberger is 102 years old, loved and envied by church members for her quick mind, great sense of humor, and her ability still to wear very high-heeled shoes. Seventh-grader Mikayla Wiles is loved and admired by church members for her fun-loving and spunky ways, especially considering she recently recovered from a near-fatal accident. In November of last year, Mikayla was jogging with her mother when she was hit by an automobile. After being in a coma and undergoing several operations, she beat the odds and recovered. Although at least one other operation remains in her future, Mikayla is today a vibrant young congregation member. Area residents of all ages are welcome at St. Andrew. Traditional worship service is at 9:30 and the contemporary worship service is at 11:00 each Sunday. The church is located at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West in Sun City Center. Mikayla Wiles and Florence Ellenberger.Before his downfall a mans heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. Proverbs 18:12NCWS helps Mary & Martha House Phyllis Butner of Nondenominational Christian Worship Services presented checks to Laurie Kepler Executive Director of Mary & Martha House, Inc. in the amount of $1910. The donation was from the love offerings for the month of July. Mary & Martha House helps provide a safe and comfortable environment for abused and homeless women and children by providing 3 residential emergency and transitional facilities. Phyllis commented, We are so blessed that our attendees see the huge need to help local non-profit organizations like Mary & Martha House, that do so much for those who are in distress in our community. For more information regarding NCWS, call Jim at 634-3114. Laurie Kepler (R) with Phyllis Butner (L).

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AUGUST 16, 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 RumseyA Resource for Families 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 Meixner813-362-0806sue@alterways.comSunday 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. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Enjoy down home family Gospel The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes gospel family singers The Peytons at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17 in the sanctuary of the church. The Peytons have been given the title of Floridas Number 1 down home gospel family. To learn more about this gospel group and to hear a sample of their beautiful sound, visit www.peytonsmusic.com. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the night of this 90-minute concert. For more information call at 813-634-2539 or visit www. sccumc.com. The Peytons. 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 When in RomeSt. John the Divine Episcopal Church invites the community to an authentic Roman Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17 at the Sun City Center campus at 1015 Del Webb Blvd. Tickets are $10 each. For more information call the church office at 633-3970.NCWS begins new Worship ServiceNCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services) in conjunction with Sun Towers is pleased to announce the beginning of a Saturday afternoon casual worship service. The service will be open to the community. All are welcome. The service will begin on September 1, and will be offered weekly from 4-4:30 p.m. The service will be held in the chapel. Jim Butner, Worship Leader for NCWS, stated, Weve had some requests from the community regarding a Saturday p.m. worship experience. We are fortunate that Sun Towers is opening its facility to the community in order for us to conduct the service. We are looking to draw Sun Towers/ Sun Terrace residents, SCC residents, as well as folks as far away as Valencia Lakes. This also, will be an excellent opportunity for those individuals who may not be regular church attendees to partake of a worship service. Another real blessing, Nancy Harris, a wellknown and very talented organist/ pianist will be providing the music. Plan to arrive early because seating is limited. For more information call Jim at 634-3114. Unitarian Universalists give support to Sew Much Comfort This year, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center presented a check for Sew Much Comfort (SMC) to Bonnie Wine, Regional Director of SMC. The check represents a share of the $ 5,000 grant the Fellowship received from the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center. Bonnie was the main speaker at the Fellowships regular weekly meeting. She spoke of the work of Sew Much Comfort in providing adaptive clothing to wounded members of the U.S. Military. At the end of her talk she gave special recognition to Jessie Bush, member of the Fellowship, for her years of volunteer work with SMC. From left to right Jessie Bush fellowship member, Bob Johnson fellowship president and Bonnie Wine regional director of Sew Much Comfort.Recognition and Honor of 90 YearsRecently a Sunday Service at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla was a day of celebration and honor. Associate Pastor Ruth Richardson recognized everyone who would be ninety years old this year. Then each additional year was celebrated passing well over 100 years old. This great looking group said their motto was just keep praying and moving A fine lesson for everyone.PHOTO BY HHAZEL MARTIN Calvary Lutheran Church grows membershipLooking for a new church home? Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach welcomes you to consider them. Calvary is more than just a congregation. They are a family of Christ working together to share Gods love well beyond the church walls. Throughout September, Calvary is hosting new member classes for anyone interested in learning more or becoming part of the Calvary family. You do not have to currently be a Lutheran or member of the ELCA in order to join. Orientation kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 with an overview titled, What is a Lutheran Christian? presented by Pastor Jack. The additional member classes are then held each Sunday of September at 11 a.m. For more information on joining Calvary, call the church office at 813-645-1305. Calvary Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and is located at 5309 US Highway 41 North in Apollo Beach, Florida. Each Sunday offers three service formats: 8 a.m. Blended service, 9:40 a.m. Contemporary service and 11:15 a.m. Traditional service. For more information visit CalvaryLutheranChurch.net. Visit us on the Web www.ObserverNews.net

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22 AUGUST 16, 2012 Brett Edmark of Apollo Beach, shot a hole-in-one on August 8, 2012, on the 8th hole at Apollo Beach Golf Club, Apollo Beach, FL. He used a 7 iron and drove the ball 160 yards. This was Edmarks his first ace and was witnessed by Dennis Aaron. On a Saturday night dive near Key Largo, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) researchers saw something previously unseen in the state: male and female pillar coral spawning together. The divers, in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary waters, witnessed male pillar coral colonies release sperm, followed a few minutes later by female colonies releasing eggs. The Aug. 4 event marked the first officially documented occurrence of this behavior in Florida. Previously, it had been unclear whether a female pillar coral population existed in the state, as no one had documented the release of pillar coral eggs. Researchers were on hand to try to observe this activity during the twoto five-day period after the August full moon, a time when corals are known to spawn. We are excited to confirm the presence of male and female pillar coral colonies in Florida, said Kate Lunz, an FWC research scientist who participated in the dive. This indicates a population with the potential to reproduce. Unlike many other stony coral species, which produce both sperm and eggs, pillar coral form separate male and female colonies for reproduction. The colonies are made up of multiple pillars, or columns, clustered together and rising from the ocean floor. Pillar coral is a state-listed threatened species and is rare in the Florida reef tract. Its range in the state is believed to stretch from Palm Beach County to the Dry Tortugas. It was a popular target of the curio trade before its collection was banned. The coral continues to face threats from disease, sedimentation and other factors.FWC researchers witness spawning of rare coral in FloridaFor more information on corals in Florida, visit MyFWC.com/Research, click on Habitat, and select Coral Reefs.A male pillar coral colony in the Upper Florida Keys releases sperm as part of the spawning process. FWC Research Scientist Kate Lunz watches a pillar coral on a dive in the Upper Florida Keys. A female pillar coral in the Upper Florida Keys releases eggs as part of the spawning process.SHOP, DINE & PLAY LOCALLY!!Look for local vendors and service businesses first. Its good for our neighbors and our communities. You can count on The Observer News to bring these advertisers to you!Take hunter safety and get ready for opening dayWith the dog days of summer upon us, its hard to think about hunting. However, if youre between the ages of 16 and 37, and havent yet taken the states hunter safety class, now is the perfect time to be thinking about it. Many of these classes, offered statewide, fill up fast during hunting season while people scramble to get certified. Summer months offer smaller class sizes and offer a better opportunity for students to attend, because they often have more free time then. People 16 years old or older and born after May 31, 1975, must complete the FWCs hunter safety requirement before they can buy a Florida hunting license.There is an exception though. A law passed a few years ago by the Florida Legislature enables individuals who fall into that category to hunt without having to complete the states hunter safety certification. Its called the Hunter Safety Deferral, and it allows people the opportunity to purchase a license to hunt while under the supervision of a licensed hunter who is at least 21 years old and meets the hunter safety requirement. Its designed to encourage experienced hunters to teach novice hunters safety, ethics, wildlife and hunting skills and respect for the great outdoors. Its a great incentive for getting more people to try hunting and, I hope, for the experienced hunters among us to hook some new folks on the sport we love. However, to hunt by yourself unsupervised, you still have to take and pass a hunter safety class and purchase a regular hunting license. If youre a youngster and already hunt, I suggest you go ahead and take a hunter safety class before you turn 16. Of course, until then, you may hunt under adult supervision. You can register for a hunter safety class by going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by contacting your nearest FWC regional office. Also, there are two versions for your convenience. Theres the traditional course, which is 12 hours of classroom instruction plus a fourhour field day. You can opt for taking the online or CD-ROM version at home. But, youll still have to sign up for the skills day part. The traditional course is offered during four weekdays or on a Saturday-Sunday. If you take it during the week, each session is three hours and offered after normal working By Tony Young hours. On the weekend, youll spend eight hours Saturday and four hours Sunday morning in the classroom. The remainder of Sunday youll move over to the shooting range to complete your certification. The first thing youll learn about in the traditional class is Floridas hunting laws. An FWC law enforcement officer gives this introduction. Volunteer hunter safety instructors teach the remaining curriculum. Youll be taught ethics, hunter responsibility, parts of firearms, various hunting lingo and the proper way to shoot. Youll discover the differences between various bullets, calibers and gauges; how to identify game animals; and learn wildlife conservation and best management practices for native species. In addition, youll find out about outdoor survival techniques and learn how to administer first aid in the field. Archery and fundamentals of bowhunting also are taught. In your last hour in the classroom, youll be given a standardized test of true-false and multiple-choice questions. All you need is to score an 80 percent or better, and then you get to move outside to the shooting range for the field day portion. This part takes about four hours. During that time, youll get to shoot clay pigeons with a shotgun, practice your archery skills and target-practice with a .22 rifle. Youll also receive a muzzleloader demonstration, where youll have the chance to shoot one if youd like. All guns, bows, targets and ammo are provided. All you have to do is take aim! After you complete the field day, youll be given your hunter safety card. At that point you can purchase aFloridahunting license and get ready for opening day. If you choose to take the hunter safety class online or by CD-ROM, youll learn all of the above-mentioned material and be given a practice test to prepare you for the last segment the skills day. Skill days take about four hours to complete. Youll learn much of what is taught during the traditional course, including hunting laws and ethics, how to handle firearms safely, when to take a shot and where to place the crosshairs. Then youll get to shoot on the range and take the same standardized test. Register today to take a hunter safety class cause the 2012-2013 hunting season is just around the corner!School fire brings community and commissioners togetherWhen Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham heard about the fire at Frost Elementary this past weekend, his office reached out to the school, the local Chamber of Commerce, the media, community leaders and his colleague, Commissioner Lesley Les Miller Jr., to find assistance for the school. The Mosaic Company responded with a $5,000 donation to Frost Elementary to replace the supplies and classroom items lost in the accidental fire. Two kindergarten teachers, Jamy Dailey and Holly Cover, lost almost everything in their classrooms. The School District of Hillsborough County has insurance to replace school inventory, but nothing the teachers had prepared for the fall school year will be covered. Additionally, Mosaic employees host an annual Back to School supply drive and will donate this years contributions to Frost Elementary. When the fire came to our attention, I knew our community would want to help these teachers and students in need, said Commissioner Higginbotham. Mosaic has been a long-standing community partner in Hillsborough County and we are proud to have this compassionate organization call us home. Commissioner Higginbotham reached out to Commissioner Miller because Frost Elementary is located in District 3, but the boundaries for Frost Elementary extend into both Commission Districts 3 and 4. With school just three weeks away, the immediacy of the need was clear.The generosity shown by Mosaic to Frost Elementary is indicative of their commitment to the community and to ensuring that children are afforded the essential tools for a sound education, said Commissioner Miller. The recent fire at Frost Elementary has created an urgent situation as Hillsborough County and the community work together to ensure the school can be ready for students on the first day. Mosaic recognizes the urgency and need created by this unfortunate event, and we are pleased to provide a donation to Frost to ease their recovery and replenish supplies for the coming year, said Bo Davis, Senior Vice President, Mosaic Phosphate Operations. In addition to the $5,000 gift from Mosaic, the teachers will also receive $500 of free school supplies from the Hillsborough Education Foundations Teaching Tools Supply Store. With the new school year just around the corner, we know how important it is for teachers to have their classrooms ready for their new students and we are pleased to replenish their lost supplies, said Phil Jones, Hillsborough Education Foundation President. The Teaching Tools Supply Store gives essential school supplies to the neediest schools in Hillsborough County, serving more than 50,000 students and 1,800 teachers last year. Since its inception in 2002, Teaching Tools has distributed $11.6 million in learning and literacy tools to Hillsborough County schools.

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AUGUST 16, 2012 TTHE SSHOPPER RENTATALSS600 M.H. HOUSUSINGG550 REAAL ESTATSTATE500 TTRAANSSPORTATTATION450 PROF. SSERVICESS650 SSERVICESS700 MAARINE400 390 MiIScC. ForOR SSAleLEJunk for sale. 45ft Low Boy box semi trailer & cab over tractor w/ sleeper. Call 813-677-7982 Furniture AAll In GGood Condition Spinet piano w/ bench & music, top light included. (older but better) $700. Mahogany dresser 18x38x52, six vertical drawers $75. (2) oak end tables 25x24x20 & (2) oak chair side tables 18x14 $100, for all or can be split. Medium lounge chair, tan color, lift up foot stool, arm covers $100. (2) Mahogany book cases, three adjustable shelves, approx. 12x30x4. $45 each. (3) Antique Hitchcock, like straight chairs, black color w/ headboard design & cane seats. $130 total or $50 each. Mahogany framed dresser 28x41. $30. Lamp, end table, blue with shade $10. Task Force 8 bench band saw, with light & guide, somewhat underpowered $25. 10 full sized table saw 22x27 with (2) 8 extensions, presently dismantled for easy transport, manual available $75. LG Dehydrator, like new, level controlled tank or hose, manual available. Call 813-645-1209 425 SlipSLIPS orOR SSTor ORAGeESStorage 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 SlipLIPS orOR STor ORAGeESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com435 PArRTS/ServiceSERVICESSummer SSpecial 10% off all parts & service now 6128 Lewis Ave., Gibsonton. 813671-BOAT (2628) 455 A AUTomobile OMOBILES 461 TrRAvel VEL TrRAilerILERS Motivated Seller 5th Wheel camper Fifth Avenue by Thor, 2002, 31 ft., center kitchen, rear living room, 2 recliners, picture window, queen sized bed, large front bedroom, closet. Great condition. Must see to appreciate.813-333-8986 or 813-967-7288 511 HoOUSeES ForOR SSAleLEAAvid GGardeners Must see 1808 Pineapple Palm Ct., SCC. Large home, huge yard. Call Barbara Gaines Century 21 Beggins. 813-523-1755 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 GREAT MOBILE-HOME ON 1.12 ACRES: 6-year-new 3BR/2BA MH, split plan, cathedral ceilings, inside utility-room with washer and dryer, nice laminate oors. No HOA, not in ood zone, close to everything. $65,900. BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE HOME ON ITS OWN LOT: greatly kept, walkin-closets in both BRs, bright open living area, modern kitchen, large inside utility, enclosed lanai, and a great workshop at end of carport. Close to golf course, close to town, no HOA. Perfect winter/retirement home: $59,900. WATERFRONT RENTAL, RUSKIN: 2BR/2BA, with a large carport, screened-inpool and boat lift, on a canal going to Tampa Bay. Fenced backyard, one small pet accepted. $1,100 a month + deposit. Available now. CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our office for the Victims Assistance Program.(Evening phone numbers) Judy Erickson ..........................468-0288 Claire Tort ..............................363-7250 Kay Pye .................................361-3672 Cathy Griggs ..........................391-8653CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 Christine Nethers ....................260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook ................748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley ......................645-1540 LaRae Regis ............................633-8318 Joanie Cooper ........................480-2428 AWESOME WATERFRONT LOCATED ON THE RUSKIN INLET. Enjoy stunning views from this beautiful 3BR/2B pool home that has been beautifully maintained and updated. A few of the many features of this custom home include wood oors, plantation shutters, and kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac the property is complete with a concrete seawall and boat lift. Deep water and no bridges to Tampa Bay! Call today for your private showing. $429,000 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 WATERFRONT L OT deep water with no bridges to Tampa Bay. County utilities available. Priced to sell at $88,000 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 PLENTY OF HAPPY TO SPREAD. Excellent space with 3BR/3BA well-kept home for indoor person, outstanding huge outbuilding on slab for outdoor hobbyist or toy collector, great private space with its own entrance for adult family member (or even trusted teenager), treed yard, deck, gazebo, 2-car garage. And all for $135,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, RUSKIN Includes beautiful acre lot with few oaks, and nice spacious house, that could be 5BR/2.5BA or 2BR+Den/2BA, with 3 large attached ofces, 1/2BA and separate entrance. Remodeled kitchen, huge newer BA, wood oors, replace, screen porch, 2-car-garage & carport, circular driveway, and desirable neighborhood close to everything. $199,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN 2 MOBILE-HOMES ON 2.3 ACRES: cleared lot with shady trees and nice pond. One MH is 2BR/2BA, other is 2BR/1BA, both in good condition, with large screened porches. Peaceful secluded area close to shopping and major highway. No HOA. $86,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CONDO IN KINGS POINT 1BR/1.5BA, nice enclosed lanai with washer/dryer, and remodeled BA with a yearold walk-in-premier tub. Close to clubhouse, gated community with lots of amenities. $21,900. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME in quiet neighborhood features 3BR/2BAs with large bonus room that could be used as 4th bedroom, extra family room, theatre room, game room or whatever. Split oorplan, formal and family rooms, eating space in kitchen, screened porch, large yard, quiet canal setting, 2600 sq. feet of living area and more. Asking $259,900. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. RENTALS IN APOLLO BEACH AND RUSKIN! 2BR/2BA Waterfront condo at Anchor Point in Apollo Beach. $825 per month with a one year lease. 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage single family, home with granite countertops and ceramic tile throughout. $950 per month with one year lease. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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. AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 ACRE with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL ACREAGE IN RUSKIN! 3.7 acres (MOL) with CG Zoning. The initial work has been done for ofce buildings. This property has a great location, on corner of 10th St. SW and Woodland Estates. $374,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. HAMPTON expanded in KP on golf course, extra screened lanai, carport........... $57,500 2BR/2BA in the KNOLLS (private pool), Furnished......................................... $57,500 SIERRA in Greenbriar, SCC........ $130,000 RENTALS 2BR/2BA, furnished, close to the clubhouse.................. from $650 per month 565 M.H. inIN PArRKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Corner lot with view of river. No pets $5,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 610 WATerfronERFRONT RenENTAlLSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking/ $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Sea sonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440-666-1330 611 HoOUSeES forFOR renRENT4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 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 2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, & last month rent. $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-493-2861 or 813-610-7515 One bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-335-2877 612 Ap AP ArRTmenMENTS forFOR RenENTRuskin 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 813-239-4293 or 813-645-2193 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Very clean 2br/1ba apt. with washer/ dryer hookup. Includes water & mowing. $625 monthly plus deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 613 ConONDoOS forFOR RenENTSCC 1br/1ba. furnished/ unfurnished. including washer & dryer. Glass enclosed lanai. Small pets allowed. Century 21, Beggins, Beth Christo 813-714-3811 Beat the mad dash! SCC Kings Point, seasonal homes to rent. Email: mysuncityrentals@gmail. com or call 813-419-3616 621 PlLAceCES To O ShSHAreRENice Room for rent. Private bathroom, quiet area. Everything furnished $450 monthly plus deposit, plus internet 813-516-1333 or 813-645-5231 Home to share. SCC. Active senior female looking for same, to share my home & cat. $500 monthly. Must be neat. Full privileges including kitchen, laundry, own bedroom & pool. Must have own cell phone. No pets. Call 813-898-9922 630 M.H. RenENTAlLSTwo bedroom $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813236-9207For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A A/C. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 One bedroom mobile home on riverfront. Lease for $550 monthly includes water & electric up to $75. No pets. Call for info. 813-645-2446 RV 8 x 22 for rent on a private lot. 20 miles east of SCC on SR 674. All utilities included. $100 weekly. 813-634-4050 or 813-495-7481 646 WArehoREHOUSeE SpSP AceCEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BooOOKKeepinEEPINGQuickBooks tude: 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup ing services, tutoring, software & issues, classes. Hourly rates. Your Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-6411089 email: theahp@verizon.net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com 680 A ADUlL T/ChilHILD CAreRELicensed CNA, In home hands on personal care. Shower, grooming, dressing, errands, doctor visits, meal prep & housekeeping. Ex tensive background check. 813304-9906 705 CleLEAninNINGRons Cleaning SService Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. 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By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER People have been educated to take preventive measures concerning breast, prostate, lung, colon and other cancers but rarely do they have a complete annual exam of their skin. They know to get their mammograms, colonoscopies and other preventive tests, said Dr. Michael Caruso, who has had a dermatology practice in Sun City Center for 30 years. But theyre still 50 years behind in the way www.ObserverNews.netAugust 16, 2012 Volume 56 Number 30THE OBSERVER NEWS Women-owned businesses from along the Gulf Coast volunteer to improve the womens shelter at the Mary & Martha House last week. See page 15 Postcards from the road continues this week on page 4 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Rich local lore a secret no more Blowing a fuse on CraigslistBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netHeres a tip for someone selling a car or anything else: Dont sound like a homicidal maniac in your advertisement. I can say that because I am an experienced car buyer and I dont want to buy from someone who sounds like he wants to kill me.Each day in the Tampa Bay area alone, literally hundreds of people try to sell their cars, and just about everything else imaginable, on Craigslist. I just wanted a decent, sporty car at a price I could afford.I clicked on a link for a Honda. The photo showed a very sad-looking green car with a bright blue hood. The ad text had an angry tone stating that the original hood had been stolen (who does that?) and that the blue hood in the picture was merely borrowed from a friend (who does that?) and not included in the sale. Basically, it was a sad little Honda with no hood.I clicked on a link for a BMW. That car had a hood in the photo, but the ad text had an addendum that said the hood had been stolen so it was being offered without one. Until then, I never realized that people stole car hoods in large numbers, or in any number for that matter. Car after car looked OK but so many had stories. You know what stories By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netRUSKIN This community is getting around. After getting play on Swiss and German television, as well as in the Southwest Airlines in-flight publication, last month, a Ruskin feature this month is part of a full-color, 24-page tabloid tracing the areas history for delegates to the Republican National Convention plus the thousands of media representatives from near and far covering it. Past Forward Tampa Bay actually is one of two tabloid-sized publications packaged together, the first outlining regional beginnings and the second, titled Past Forward Hillsborough County, focusing on local history. Both use MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOIn my life I have purchased four old Porsches, each one from sellers a thousand or more miles from Florida. And each one required that I crawl underneath it for something on the way home. Maybe things will be better this time as it went to a mechanic before I handed over a check. Its nearly a thousand miles home. What could go wrong?are: it doesnt start but its probably a fuse and the seller hasnt had time to replace it, or it starts but doesnt actually move, probably because of a fuse that, again, the seller simply hasnt had time to replace, or it has air conditioning but it doesnt work because of, yes, thats right, a fuse. Its a good thing fuses are cheap because lots of them seem to blow out. More than a few sellers had angry warnings, threats even, towards potential buyers who might try to low ball them on their nightmarishly modified, 20-See BLOWING A FUSE, page 17 See LOCAL LORE, page 7Doctor says skin cancer warnings are 50 years behind the times Dr. Michael Caruso, dermatologist, practices at the Skin Cancer Center. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSee SKIN CANCER, Page 6Can you see me now? CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOAt local churches around the South County area Vacation Bible School is winding down. A welcome respite for parents who could leave their children in a safe, nurturing environment for a few hours, most churches held their VBS during evening hours to accomodate volunteers and parents work schedules. In the photo above, these two elementary-age boys had a great time making binoculars, a favorite craft during South Bay Church in Riverviews Amazing Wonders Aviation themed program. More church news on pages 20-21. Melody Jameson reports on a new school planned for Ruskin. See page 8 One of Ruskins outstanding historic homes, the A.P. Dickman house built of heart pine in 1911, is featured in Past Forward Hillsborough County, a new keepsake record of local history. The souvenir publication tracing the local lore through its architecture will be available beginning Sunday and copies by the tens of thousands are expected to go home to far flung parts of the nation with delegates, media representatives and others attending the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa. Photo courtesy Ruskin History Project, Past Forward T ampa Bay

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This complex screen is part of the music program Shari uses when writing her tracks. penny@observernews.netGIBSONTON At the dead end of a quiet Gibsonton street in an unpretentious home filled with adopted pets, Shari Keller sits at a desk full of ultra-modern musical track-writing equipment checking out her songs positions on the charts. Look! she exclaims excitedly. In just two days this ones reached No. 52 in classical and No. 8 in the subcategory of symphonics. Those statistics dont mean much to me until I see that this song is in a category containing 41,508 other songs. The song she is referring to is a piece she recently wrote titled A Tu Lado. Another of her songs, The Stain, is No. 21 in a category of 6,394 after just one week online; and Just Chillin (sung by her daughter Suzanne Keller-Becker) ranks No. 11 of 7,913 in the category of Mellow. Even someone like me who cant do advanced math can see those stats are pretty terrific. The site Im referring to is www. soundclick.com, a website that rates new songs and is visited by big name musicians singers and bands as well as radio stations and other forms of media that discover new talent. To be there, she has registered each song with BMI Broadcast Media Inc. (www.bmi.com) and with AudioSparks.com. With chart positions like this, were just waiting for a record deal, Shari said. The we in this not only includes her daughters voice on the one song but her son David, known as DJ, who writes the original music while Shari does the electronic sound, which is why they go by the name DJ Crusade N Bassmom. Coincidentally, I interviewed Shari on her 48th birthday, approximately two years after the first time I met her. The July 29 2010 edition of The Observer News and The Riverview Current reported that after being injured on the job and awaiting disability, Shari was trying to figure out a way to make money with her first love, music. Gathering the electronic computer and sound recording equipment and learning the intricate technical programs to make the sound tracks has not been an easy road to take but Shari is delighted with the results. At 48, she says she is mostly concerned with leaving a legacy for her children and grandchildren. I refuse to let anyone operate on my neck and spine. The odds arent good at recovery from the kind of operation they proposed, and Im afraid Ill get worse, she said. I know Im going to have to live with this disability and pain. But maybe, just maybe, a big recording deal is in their future as her ratings online continue to climb. To hear all Shari and DJs music and see their bios and ratings, go to www.sooundclick. com, hit site-wide search and type in Shari Keller. Or go directly to their site by typing in http://www.soundclick.com/ djcrusadenbassmom. Soon, these songs hitting the top of the online charts could be a second reason (besides International Independent Showmen) to put Gibsonton on the world map. Meanwhile, as they wait for a major label to contact them through BMI, Shari continues composing her electronic sound; putting tracks together until theyre ready to share with words. She told me she started singing as a child with her mothers encouragement. Her mother was in the group Sweet Adelines a national organization with chapters in every state. Originally from Michigan, Shari and her husband Charles, now owner of Keller Tree Service, moved to south Hillsborough in 1988 with their now-grown two children. Her daughter has since moved to Gary, Indiana, with her husband and Shari says she will probably never be able to get her to sing with her again. Suzanne was terrified to sing in front of anyone, Shari told me last week. It was all I could do to get her to record Just Chillin here alone in the living room with me. But now that Just Chillin is No. 11 of 7,913 in its category online, Shari is seriously hoping Suzanne will change her mind.SouthShore Regional Library highlights at 15816 Beth Shields Way (off 19th Avenue NE) in Ruskin Excel: Calculations, Charts and Graphs, Thurs., Aug. 16 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn about functions and complex formulas and how to use them in calcula tions. Previous experience with Microsoft Excel is recommended. Registration in person required when Library opens at noon. Book Discussion: Mennonte in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen Thurs., Aug. 16 2 to 3:30 p.m. Participate in a discussion about a popular book as part of the Librarys adult summer read ing program. No Fuss Foods: A Taste of Thai* Fri., Aug. 17 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discover exotic fla vors while preparing an easy Thai dish with Rowena Sjovall in this fun cooking demonstration. Free samples. Seating limit: 20. Regis ter in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. 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4 AUGUST 16, 2012 See the USA in your Chevrolet #3 FinalWARREN RESEN Member North After more than a month on the road, it was time to turn around and start heading back east. Leaving Cody, Wyoming, we headed for Devils Tower in eastern Wyoming, a must stop before entering South Dakota. This remarkable monolith, the remains of an extinct volcano, was used as a focal point in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It was also this nations first national monument so declared by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Devils Tower, a sacred place to Native Americans, is a destination for climbers who flock to this rock rising 1,267 feet above the surrounding countryside with its summit at 5,112 feet above sea level. During June it is closed to climbers and reserved for Native Americans who still observe their ancient spiritual traditions on the site. Picture taking done, we left Devils Tower for Deadwood, South Dakota, a place of legend from the days of the Old West and Hollywood movies. South Dakota is a casino state today and Deadwood is no exception. The main industry here after gambling is tourism and history buffs will enjoy its historic downtown. Not to be missed is the requisite late afternoon western town good-guy-badguy-shoot-out on one of the main streets; always a crowd pleaser. After the long drive from Cody, Deadwood was our jumping off point to visit South Dakotas Badlands. The Badlands, so named by Native Americans, lives up to its name even today. Viewing the maze of buttes, canyons, pinnacles and spires in the parks 244,000 acres, it is hard to believe that anyone tried to cross it on foot or horseback. The land is stark, barren and otherworldly but beautiful to see...from a distance. After losing a few dollars at the slots in a Deadwood casino we headed south driving through the heavily forested Black Hills of western South Dakota on our way to one of Americas premier tourist destinations, Mount Rushmore, and another destined to possibly overshadow it in the future, the Crazy Horse JUNE 6, 2012The last two days in South Dakota have been hectic. Arriving in Deadwood, just a gambling town with some cutsie history, we traveled east to the Badlands. The French explorers and Native Americans both had the same name for it. As long as you are just viewing the terrain it is breathtaking like being in, and on top of, a mini Grand Canyon. We left the next day for Mt. Rushmore, beautiful, and Crazy Horse, awesome. Tonight we are in Custer City and might stay for two nights. Tonight we booked an honest to goodness 1938 motor court unit in Custer City. Love it. In two days we leave for Denver. Expect to stay at the Brown Palace (Unsinkable Molly Brown of Titanic fame) and finally get our a/c fixed.WarrenSent from my iPhone Memorial. In contrast to the bleakness of the Badlands, Black Hills National Forest is a visual delight. The ever changing scenery and terrain in the 1.2 million acres of tree-covered mountains and meadows offers more than 920 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Reservations were made in Custer, SD a few miles south of Crazy Horse at the Chalet Motel, a 1938 motor court hotel (motel) with the original individual cabins. Family owned and operated by Vernon & Karen Olme, it is definitely worth a stop. While the cabins transport you back in time and do not have the glitz of a new motel chain, they do offer reasonable rates, flat screen TVs, microwaves and small refrigerators. Reservations assured, it was off to Mount Rushmore and then the still under construction Crazy Horse Memorial to its south. Mount Rushmore is truly a unique American icon and deservedly so. It imparts a feeling of awe and pride to visitors standing under the replicas of four great American presidents. Take the walking path, clockwise, leading under the heads of the presidents for an easy downhill stroll. In the movie American Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) with Nicholas Cage, he discovers buried treasure behind the heads on Mount Rushmore. Believe me when I tell you that there is a basis of truth for this. Do some research or visit the monument for yourself. The next day and evening were spent at the work-inprogress site of the granite mountain being shaped into an icon for Native Americans. The Crazy Horse Memorial was begun in 1948 by Korczak Ziolkowski the man who sculpted Stone Mountain, Georgia. When finished, there is no scheduled completion date yet, it will be the worlds largest 3D mountain carving at 563 feet high and 641 feet long. The almost completed head is 80 feet tall. The four heads on Mount Rushmore by comparison are each 60 feet. Korczaks family, along with volunteers, continue with the Herculean task of carving the mountain which is being funded solely with private donations. The complex and sculpture are there to honor all Native American people and educate visitors about their history and heroes. On-site is a large educational and cultural center, museum, restaurant (I had tatonka/buffalo stew), gift shop and the sculptors studio-home and workshop. Every evening a multimedia laser light show is projected onto the unfinished monument. Admission to the evening show is included as part of the entry fee. A leisurely drive from Custer to Denver brought us back to reality with its big city traffic and hustle. Two days of sightseeing was not nearly long enough to see everything the city has to offer but it did give us time to visit the Unsinkable Molly Brown House, the wonderful Denver Botanic Gardens and take a tour and have dinner on the amazing linear 16th St. Mall. Then a pressing appointment in Asheville, NC necessitated a notso-quick 1,400 plus mile drive. Driving almost twenty-five non-stop hours through the plains states and sleeping in our car for a couple of hours in a parking lot behind a Quality Inn surrounded by wheat fields was a new experience. It completed the cycle of sleeping accommodations: tent, KOA cabin without facilities, flea bag motels, new chain motels, five star hotels and finally the front seat of our car. Asheville is an amazing city. Theres always something happening. Friday night in downtown Asheville with its street theatre, vendors and crowds was like experiencing Greenwich Village, NY on steroids. Then it was time to head to Florida and home. There will be follow up articles about New Orleans, Santa Fe, Jackson Hole, Cody, Denver and Asheville and the Historic Hotels of America properties in which we stayed. They more than made up for sleeping in a tent and car. We arrived back home after driving almost 9,000 miles, visiting 21 states. The only near accident during the trip happened on our return, about 10 miles from home in the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike north of Exit 99 in Palm Beach County. I had to make an emergency maneuver to avoid hitting an alligator crossing the road proving the old adage that the most dangerous place is home. Over the years, we have traveled to many countries and seen magnificent sights, usually Above top, 1938 motor court chalet cabins in Custer, SD; right, Abraham Lincoln with plas tic surgeons on Mt. Rushmore; below right, DevilsTower in eastern Wyoming; below, Mount Rushmore.See SEE THE U.S.A., page 19

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AUGUST 16, 2012 5World Beer Festival on tap in LakelandAll About Beer Magazines World Beer Festival produced by Three Zebras Entertainment is proud to announce it is coming to the Lakeland Center in Lakeland for the first time on Saturday, November 10. The World Beer Festival is a celebration of the beer culture offering festival goers the ability to taste and sample craft and specialty beers from local, regional, national and global breweries. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $65 VIP in advance and Day of show for $45 general admission and $75 VIP (service charges will apply) and are avail able at The Lakeland Center Box Office, by calling 863-834-8111, online at thelakelandcenter.com or by calling the 24-hour ticket ing line 888-397-0100. Attendees must be 21 years old.Local spearfishers go nationalThe Apollo Beach Spearfishing Team recently traveled to Albion Cove in Mendocino County, California for the 2012 U.S. Spearfishing Nationals. The team qualified to represent the state of Florida by virtue of a top three qualifying finish at the FSDA Florida State Spearfishing Championship in April. Apollo Beach was the 2012 FL state runner-up team and Matthew Brueckners 96 point individual finish gave Apollo Beach its first ever Florida state spearfishing champion! The U.S. Nationals has been held every year since 1950 and competitions maintain a strict breath-hold or freediving only policy. U.S.O.A. rules forbid the use of scuba tanks in competition and this years event was also limited to a kayak only event. Despite extreme conditions of 48-52F bottom temperatures, thicker than normal kelp, a wind speed of 20-25 knot and 8-10 seas during the kayak only competiton, the Apollo Beach team finished a respectable 7th overall in a field of primarily Pacific coast teams and nationally recognized divers. Bill Van Deman turned in a new 21st century Cen Cal tournament record for black rockfish at 4.8 lbs. Current Pacific Coast Champion Dan Silviera was the tournament overall champion with a new IUSA record for his enormous 36lb lingcod. Dan with second place teammate Harold Gibson easily won the overall mens team competition, despite the loss of their third teammate who was disqualified when rough conditions sidelined his sea kayak. This is the third year in a row that freedivers from Apollo Beach have qualified for the U.S. Nationals and their highest team finish to date. The team received tremendous support from local businesses and club sponsors who made attendance at this prestigious event possible. To read more about the teams adventures go to www.apollobeachspearfish ingteam.blogspot.com. Due to the risks associated with freediving and the rigorous training and education necessary to compete, the team would also like to stress the importance of direct buddy supervision and strict safety protocol followed by the team when breath-hold diving. For more information about safe diving protocols see the free resources at http://www.divewise.org/ safety.html. Apollo Beach Spearfishing Team, from left: Malachi Keddington, Matthew Brueckner, and Bill Van Deman. 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, Aug. 16 Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. Bingo VA Hospital at 6:45 p.m. District 12. Mens Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Soul R Coaster from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 Music by Soul R Coaster from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 Flea Market from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast served $15 outdoors; $20 inside. Music by Bert & Sassy from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 AL Riders Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 Open. AMERICAN LEGION Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m. Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Sons (SAL) 2nd Thursday 7 p.m. Auxiliary 3rd Thursday 7 p.m. Fish Fry Every Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Breakfast 2nd and 4th Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. DINNER American Legion Riders Sunday, August 26 5 to 7 p.m. Texas Hold em Saturday, August 18 6 to 10 p.m. M.C.L. Car Wash Saturday, August 25 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prom Night Saturday, August 25 7 p.m. $12 or 2/$20 Marine Marine Corps Pfc. Zachary A. Ellis, a 2011 graduate of Riverview High School, Riverview, Fla., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Ellis stayed committed during some of the worlds most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Ellis endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Soldier Army Pvt. David Cisneros has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. During AIT, the soldier completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations. Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order. Cisneros is the son of Maria I. Aguilera and Manuel Cisneros, both of 21st Street Southeast, Ruskin. He is a 2011 graduate of Dr. Earl J. Lennard High School, Ruskin. Soldier Army Sgt. Michael K. Mussone has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terror ism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe. Mussone is a military policeman with the 164th Military Police Company based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served six years in the military. He is the son of Gail and Ronald Mussone of Golf Island Drive, Apollo Beach, Fla. The sergeant is a 2005 graduate of Edgewood High School, Md.Stella Ryan was diagnosed with renal carcinoma, Stage 4, in September, 2011. She has courageously continued to fight her battle with cancer, undergoing radiation and surgeries, all while maintaining her position as Director of Activities at Hawthorne Health and Rehab. Due to her deteriorating health condition, Stella terminated her employment the first of August. She will be sorely missed by the residents and nurses at Hawthorne. Despite having medical insurance, medical bills have and will contin ue to be a burden, especially now that she can no longer work. There are two fundraisers being planned on Stellas behalf. The first, is a homemade spaghetti dinner by Becky at her home 6608 Seabird Way, Cobia Cay in Apollo Beach from 6 to 8 p.m. on Satur day, August 25. The $25 per per son dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, red sauce, dessert and wine. A live auction of donated items from generous local businesses will conclude this delicious event. The second fundraiser will take place at Alpha Pizza 1312 Apollo Beach Boulevard, Apollo Beach on Friday, August 31. Raffles, 50/50 raffle, silent and live auctions of donated items will take place throughout the evening. This is also Idol night at Alpha. All patrons of Alphas this evening may participate in the auctions and raffles. If you would like to make reser vations for either event, or if you would like to donate an item for the raffle or auction, call Becky Torres at (813) 760-1702 or email rlt1958@yahoo.com Donations to Stellas medi cal fund can be made directly to an account set up for her at the Bank of America, Account #229038931867.Two cancer fundraisers planned for local resident Cracker Country celebrates its volunteersCracker Country celebrated the contributions of its volunteers on July 12 during its annual Docent Volunteer Appreciation Banquet held at the Horse Show Pavilion on the Florida State Fairgrounds. This also marked the 20th anniver sary of the museums formal volunteer program. These volunteers are the heart and soul of Cracker Country and for twenty years they have freely given of their time to make it a success, said Dan Marshall, Museum Operations Manager. Five of our docents have been here since the beginning and many have served for 15 years or more. Rarely do volunteer programs claim that kind of longevity and commitment. One hundred and eight docents, ranging from age 11 to 90, volunteered 10, 982 hours to Cracker Country this year from July 1, 2011 June 30, 2012. Independent Sector calculates the value of a volunteer hour to a company at $21.79 per hour. This translates to an in-kind contribution of $239,310.85. Marie Corcoran, Carolina Fox, Audrey Gantous, Colleen Singletary and Jayne Westmoreland were honored for 20 years of service. Louise Miranda, a 12 year veteran, was voted as the 2011-2012 Docent of the Year by her peers. Cracker Country, a rural Florida outdoor living history museum, located on the Florida State Fair grounds, was established in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Carlton, Jr. so future generations might better understand and appreciate Floridas rural heritage. From the rustic cypress log corn crib to the grand old two-story Carlton house, Cracker Country features thirteen original buildings dating from 1870-1912. These buildings were moved to their present location from throughout the state, then restored and furnished with antiques of the period. For more information on Cracker Country or other Florida State Fair Authority events, contact Scott Merselis, Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the Florida State Fair Authority at Scott. Merselis@freshfromflorida.com or 813-627-4318Brandon Coin Club to host coin showsBrandon Coin Club Inc., a 501(c)7 non-profit organization, is pleased to announce their upcoming Coin & Currency Shows from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 25 and October 20 at the Brandon Elks Lodge #2383, 800 Centennial Lodge Dr., Brandon. There will be 30 dealers with 45 tables. Admission parking and door prizes are free. Excellent food will be available on site. Free coin grab bags for all children under 12. Free appraisals. ICG grading service will be in attendance and offering free verbal opinions and $9 slabbing. For more information call Mark Palermo the Bourse Chairman at 813361-0740 or email brandoncoinclub@tampabay.rr.com. 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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Thats a shame too, because the risk factors are so much higher, especially here, he continued. The proximity to the Equator is a major factor, not just sun exposure, he explained. So the exposure factor in Florida is higher than that in the Northern states, even if you spend less time in the sun or if the temperature is hotter there. Humidity has nothing to do with it either, he said. According to Caruso, skin cancer is responsible for 11,000 deaths a year in the U.S. alone, many of which could be avoided if early measures had been taken. An exam once a year is advised for everyone and because many cant afford it, complete annual exams at Dr. Carusos are free. We want to educate people and save lives, he said. Now, he is giving a program he calls Skin Cancer University, beginning with a free buffet and talk Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. at his office, 4002 Sun City Center Blvd., Suite 102. (In the building on the corner of State Road 674 just west of South Bay Hospital.) Other talks will be scheduled after that through the fall and winter. All races can get skin cancer, he said, although in 30 years of practice, he has only seen the diagnosis in four Blacks. Everyone, however, should be cautious and use lotion with UV protection; check their bodies, especially in places you wouldnt expect to see damage because they arent exposed to sun, like between toes, under breasts and on the scalp. People who have suffered severe sunburns in childhood or even up to age 25 also have a greater risk factor. So do people with a family history of the disease. The biggest risk factor though, is age. With the huge amount of people turning 65 now the whole Baby Boomer thing its an epidemic waiting to happen, Caruso said. Only 15 percent of the people he sees in his office are under 65, but the peak age for the most common type of skin cancer a type of melanoma is from 30 to 50.Yet an analysis of the whole country shows that 50 percent of those who develop skin cancer in any form are over age 65. This risk is increased if any of the risk factors are there (like living in Florida because of its proximity to the equator). These percentages go up to 70 percent and higher. Were about to see an explosion in the numbers as more people turn 65 and live longer lives, he said. I feel like the doctors 50 years ago who were trying to convince people they should have breast or prostate exams. Caruso, now 69, was born in New York City and studied at Harvard School of Medicine, where he practiced for eight years before moving to Florida. He has four grown children, two living in Florida, and seven grandchildren. His daughter-inlaw Anne works with him mostly trying to raise awareness. To find out more about the upcoming event, or to schedule a free exam, call Anne at (813) 634-1455. I have a wonderful son-in-law who is very handy with tools and I learned much from him. Still, when I take hammer in hand and begin to build something, its a rare sight in my neighbor hood. Its even rarer to find me perched on top of a ladder of any kind. On one occasion, hearing the noise, one of my neighbors came into the yard and shouted up to me, Arent you the guy who is afraid of heights? I had to admit that I was. I recalled how just minutes before, holding on very tightly and with my knees shaking, I had inched up the ladder. I recalled the first few timid swings at the nail. What I dont recall is exactly when those timid swings gave way to an overwhelm ing desire to beat that nail into submission. I also dont recall when my fear of heights was overcome by my desire for accomplishment. It must have been when I stopped thinking about falling and got to work. Work is a powerful antidote for fear. The more I thought about it, the more stories told to me by a variety of people began to make sense. I remember a Vietnam veteran who had been assigned to the First Calvary telling me of his feelings just before jumping from a helicopter onto enemy ground. He said that the fear was nearly overwhelming. What right-minded human being would jump out of a perfectly good helicopter and run into enemy fire? He said that, at least once, he remembers having a very warm feeling in his pants as he left the aircraft. He recalled how afraid he was when the battle began and how, after the first few steps into combat, the fear seemed to disappear. In another instance, I remember a very fine surgeon, renowned in the medi cal community, who told me that much of the surgery he does is of a life and death nature, and the fear that he will make a minor error causes him great concern. The fear manifests itself in the shaking of his hands. He went on to say that when the time comes to begin the surgery and he is caught up in the routine of the operating room, his confidence returns and his hands steady. Work is a powerful anti -The antidote for fear dote for fear. I found many others who shared their personal experiences about how they had overcame fear by tackling the fear itself and all agreed that keeping busy was a big part of the solution. The facts seem to overwhelmingly support the truth of what Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address, Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Fear can paralyze us as individuals and as a nation. Worry and work start with the same first three letters and yet there is a world of difference between the two. Worry drains us of energy to no productive purpose. Work, on the other hand, may drain us of energy; but assuming we are working on the right thing, it produces a worthwhile result. When it comes to fear, work seems to be the antidote if not an outright cure. The next time fear poisons your outlook and negative thoughts fill your mind, be quick to apply the antidote so the fear can be overcome. Maybe John Lennon, the British rock musician, said it best, Work is life, you know, and without it, theres nothing but fear and insecurity. Now you know the anti dote. Get busy and throw off your fears. Skin cancer PENNY FLETCHER PHOTODr. Caruso examines Kathi Perrino using the special glasses that magnify each area of the skin.

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Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter & Waldy outstanding color photography of historic structures from a variety of sources to illustrate the unfolding story of the regions and Hillsboroughs evolutions through the decades. Ruskin is featured in Past Forward Hillsborough, described as one of the several utopian communities established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries based on the philosophy of English social critic John Ruskin. The Ruskin story goes on to explain how the cooperative ideology of the English namesake was realized in practice, with free college-level education provided those working for the communitys common good, with a currency backed by the vested value of the communitys common property like its college grounds and parks, and with most citizen rights accorded women within the community at a time women elsewhere in America could not yet vote or own property. To visually exemplify the era, Past Forward Hillsborough uses the 1911 A.P. Dickman House now occupied by the family of Arthur Mac Miller, great grandson of George McAnelly Miller, the college founder. The three-story home, considered a combination of Queen Anne and Colonial Revival architecture, is a registered Hillsborough County Historic Landmark and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The same method is used throughout the publications. For example, a historical synopsis of Plant City is threaded through its 1909 Union Depot and a section of Tampas Hyde Park is recalled with a photo of the 1890 Folk Victorian home built by Peter O. Knight, an early Tampa leader. Yet another aspect of the Gulf Coast early tourism facilitated by early railroads is revisited with a striking view of the 1896 Belleview-Biltmore Hotel, architecturally classified as an eclectic/shingle and the largest frame building in Florida. The grand, sprawling structure now is under threat of razing. From the humble to the honored, Past Forward Tampa Bay illustrates the areas cultural diversity with inclusion of a Cracker homestead, the 1886 Frame Vernacular house built by settler Samuel Baker at Elfers, which features a central dogtrot running from front to back doors under steeply pitched roof sheltering three rooms. In contrast, the Chinsegut Hill Manor House in Brooksville, another Frame Vernacular begun in 1847, is featured near it, resplendent with double pillared galleries surrounding the two-story living area on three sides. Now owned by the state, Chinsegut Hill Manor is a Florida Heritage Site. Past Forward, initiated about a year ago, is a cooperative effort of the American Institute of Architects, Tampa Bay, Floridas Department of State, Hillsborough County, the Ybor City Museum, the Tampa Bay History Center and the Newspaper in Education program overseen by The Tampa Bay Times, according to Sue Bedry, development specialist for NIE. Nearly a half million copies of the souvenir history have been printed, Bedry said, with a substantial number to be stuffed in copies of the Tampa Bay Times Sunday edition, August 19. On Monday, August 27, bundles of copies expected to top 15,000 are to be made available at hotels and in the convention center for the thousands of delegates and masses of media representatives, she added. In addition, copies of the local legendary lore traced through its remarkable architecture will be provided early in September to eighth graders up and down the Suncoast as aids to their history studies. A pdf version will be downloadable from www. tampabay.com/nie, Bedry said. Underwritten by several grants from local and state government, the project owes much to AIA Tampa Bay as well as to area historical and preservation groups such as the Ruskin History Project which provided information and, frequently, valuable photographs, Bedry emphasized. She also credited architectural photographer Randy Van Duinen, Gus Paras of the AIA architectural committee and Jodi Pushkin, NIE manager, with the professional skills that brought together living pieces of history, producing a take-away for conventioneers to remind them of their visit and an overview of the rich local history for area residents. Maybe it even will encourage some to get involved with preservation, Bedry added. As conventioneers are tasting the rich local mix, readers of Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine are taking in a little feature about Gus Muenchs Crabby Adventures on the Little Manatee River. The article by writer Amanda Gleason, rounding up outstanding sites in the Tampa Bay area, also contains a crab photo, close up and personal. And, even those without fluency in German will enjoy the YouTube version now playing of video shot in June by a team of Swiss filmmakers visiting Muench for a Sunday on the river. Much the same video, the filmmakers said, was earmarked for Swiss and German television as well as for showing aboard Edelweiss Airlines flights. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonRich local lore a secret no more Program matches military vets with seriously ill vetsWe Honor Veterans programLifePath Hospice Chaplain Guy Glass (left) and LifePath Hospice Volunteer Ron Barnes (right) presented Donald Finley with a certificate and honor pin recognizing his military service. Finley is a World War II veteran and LifePath Hospice patient. After 21 years in the Army and 19 years with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department, Ron Barnes felt he had lived a fortunate life and wanted to give back. At a church function he learned about the We Honor Veterans program with LifePath Hospice. Barnes had experience with LifePath Hospice when his mother faced the end of her life seven years ago. He appreciated the care the non-profit provided her and was drawn to the unique volunteer program, explaining, This helped veterans, and I know one or two things about that.Barnes underwent 20 hours of volunteer training and was then matched with a World War II veter an living in South Tampa. The two have met nearly 40 times over the past 12 months, with Barnes visiting on average once a week, from two to seven hours. During the visits, Barnes provides companionship for the patient or respite care for the patients primary caregiver. In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the We Honor Veterans program focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. According to Riley, the We Honor Veterans program is much more than policy changes and education. LifePath Hospice veteran volunteers and veteran patients bond over shared military experiences. Chaplains also conduct pinning ceremonies for each veteran that receives hospice services. These moving ceremonies recognize veterans military service and acknowledge the sacrifices they made to serve. Over the past year LifePath Hospice has honored more than 340 veterans with pinning ceremonies. For more information on the We Honor Veterans program at LifePath Hospice, contact Janet Ricklick at 813-984-2307.

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8 AUGUST 16, 2012 813-633-3065 YourEyeDoctors.com Call today to schedule an appointment. Anita Shane, M.D.Retina Specialist & Vitreo-Retinal SurgeonWe Welcome AnotherSpecialist.We are pleased to welcome Dr. Anita Shane to our Bradenton and Sun City Center ofces. Dr. Shane is a board-certied and fellowship-trained Retina Specialist with expertise in: Dr. Shane earned her medical degree from the renowned Baylor College of Medicine, and completed a residency and fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute* where she was head of trauma.* Ranked #1 eye hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report 8 years in a row.Dr. Shane is now accepting new patients! Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Diseases, Tears, Detachments & Surgery Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! A first in grade schools in the works for Ruskin By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netRUSKIN Situated to create a multi-level educational complex on this communitys near east side, a unique new South County elementary school now is on the drawing boards. The yet unnamed grade school, estimated to be an $18 million project, is to be built on a 13acre site immediately west of Earl Lennard High School on East Shell Point Road. The growing campus of Hillsborough Community College SouthShore is located immediately east of the senior high school. Expected to accommodate a total of 950 students, kindergarten through 5th grade, the new facility is scheduled to open in August, 2014, according to Lorraine Duffy Suarez, manager of growth management and planning for Hillsborough County Public Schools. The new school will be the county systems first LEED certified institution, Suarez said, referring to the internationally recognized independent verification of green development and building methods known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED certification stems from use of various strategies in design and construction that foster human and environmental health, water savings, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and sustainable site development. Certification is determined by the U.S. Green Building Council. In July, school board members selected Wilder and Associates, a Tampa-based architectural firm, to design the new facility, Suarez said. Batson-Cook Company, a diversified construction firm established in Georgia nearly a century ago, is to handle the construction management, she added. Hillsboroughs Board of County Commissioners approved expenditure of $18 million in school impact fees for the project on August 2. A new Ruskin area elementary school is and has been listed in the school systems five-year plan, the planning manager noted, to relieve overcrowding at Cypress Creek Elementary and as backup for Ruskin Elementary which now is at capacity. It is to complement but not replace either of the two established grade schools, she said. Suarez pointed out that because the design process is just now getting underway, it is not yet possible to describe the physical appearance of the new school or how it will be configured or how it will be oriented on the acreage adjacent to the high school campus. It probably will be a new model, she noted, and not likely to duplicate the appearance of other elementary schools in the system. Access to the facility is anticipated to be from East Shell Point Road, she added. Similarly, Suarez said that boundaries which determine which students attend which schools are yet to be drawn in view of another school added to the areas new classroom and available space mix. As for naming the new school, the planning manager pointed to the well established process employed for this purpose which can involve naming nominations submitted for the school boards consideration. In Hillsborough County, many but not all grades schools carry names reflecting their locations and many but not all middle schools may reverse the situation, named to honor individuals. Senior high school names in the public school network are a combination of both approaches. And, while construction of the new elementary next to a high school and very close to a community college might allow a student to progress from kindergarten to a college degree on essentially the same campus if a middle school were to be added, Suarez said no such plans now exist. In the decade ahead, a new middle school may come to the South County, she added, but it is more likely to be sited in another part of the region. On the other hand, she concluded, it is fair to view the three schools as part of a campus complex, particularly in view of the increasing educational relationships involving both the high school and the college student bodies. In time and from some perspectives, she indicated, the trio may become cooperative components in a convenient instructional center.Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Team Kids R Kids SouthShore takes prize in Chamber Golf ClassicThe 16th Annual Chamber Golf Classic in Sun City Center was proclaimed a huge success by South Shore Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melanie Morrison. More than 100 golfers participated in the event with Team Kids R Kids South Shore (pictured above) winning first place. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time. It was exciting to see how many local businesses were involved in this tournament, Morrison said. She went on to thank Club Renaissance and Double Eagle Sponsors Mosaic and Mid-State Machine & Fabricating Company for their support of the event. Everyone is looking forward to the 2013 Golf Classic, she concluded.PHOTO COURTESY OF MELANIE MORRISON Attention photographers:ELAPP Calendar Photo Contest is openCelebrate Hillsborough Countys natural beauty by participating in the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Programs (ELAPP) Calendar Photo Contest that highlights Hillsborough Countys ELAPP sites. All photographers, amateurs, and professionals of all ages are invited to submit photos. Photographs must be submitted via e-mail through Sept. 24 to Ross Dickerson, Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. Voting runs through Oct. 1. Qualifying photos will be posted on the Countys Facebook Page on a weekly basis. The public can vote for the best photos. All photos must be taken at a Hillsborough County ELAPP Site. (View the list of all sites at http://bit.ly/ELAPP) Besides being included in the 2013 ELAPP Calendar, the top 12 photos will be featured in County Center window cases, posted on the Countys website, and used in other Hillsborough County publications. First place will also receive a private canoe tour of Cockroach Bay Preserve. All 12 winners will receive a pontoon boat tour of Tampa Bay. The qualifying photos will be posted on the Countys Facebook Page at HillsboroughFL. Now through Oct. 1, the public is invited to participate in selecting the best photos by clicking Like on their favorite photo. The Facebook photo album will be updated weekly. A panel of judges from the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will select up to 20 percent of the top voted photos for selection to the calendar in or der to have the broadest representation from more than 60 ELAPP sites. 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AUGUST 16, 2012 9 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 C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.SamanthaSamantha is an adorable solid black female cat about one year old. She is very playful and loves to play with every cat toy in the shelter, if available. She is playful but Samantha likes her afternoon naps on the cat tower and that is where she can be found most afternoons unless she is sunning herself on the lanai. Give her a loving forever home. Samantha has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her shots as well as micro chipped. Micro-chip # 067-849-290 DOB: 06/23/2011. PhoebePhoebe is a sweetheart! She is a Hound/Terrier mix who was abandoned at a fruit stand with her sisters. She is going through obedience training and is a good student. She has been crate trained too. She loves people and is good with most other dogs. She loves to goof off in the doggy pool after romping in the play yard with her furry pals. The ideal home would be an active one so that she continues to receive the mental and physical stimulation she needs as a growing puppy. No apartments please. Meet this sweet girl. She will win you over in a heartbeat! Phoebe is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots. DOB: Feb 02, This is the time of the year that I ask you to keep in touch with the weather. Many are fishing in the mornings and arriving home before the rain sets in. If a storm does appear while out in the water, I urge you not to try and ride it out. Dont take shelter under a tree, as lightning could strike you and the tree. If you cant make it to shore anchor in an inlet. If you fish in a storm, you will find that you will receive back-lashes as you cast out from the strong winds. If you think you can fish in this condition, I suggest you use heavier baits, poles, and line. Cast side-arm fashion and hold the pole closer to the water. Snook talk has begun again. Those die-hard anglers who can catch a variety of fish but cant keep a snook say that they have waited long enough. Would you beleive that it was in 2010 that the big freeze stopped the snook catch? To some anglers snook fishing is a religion not a sport. Their blood is boiling, they are tired of catching and releasing. Pound for pound snook are the best fish out there to cook and the greatest fish to grill. September may be the majic time for snook catches. Another game fish that you can catch is the mighty tarpon. A good food value...no! But they always have been a trophy fish. Use at least a fifty pound test line and a wire leader of 80 pounds or more with a heavy rod and a 6/0 hook. Take a buddy along to snap the photo and help you with this mighty fish. Release him for someone else to catch. Your trophy will be made from your photo by your taxidermist. The tarpon are still around, all of them did not travel to Bocca or south, they like our 80 degree water. Cobia is another game fish that is enjoying our warm waters. It is mighty in strength and will give you a good workout before being boated. It is good to eat. In the winter months it stays in the warm water flow of the electric plant near Apollo Beach, but in the warm August weather it is swimming all over the Bay. We do have dolphin and sailfish in this area. I have had both follow alongside the boat when I was out in deeper water. Some anglers only fish for shark. This is another fish, one should have a buddy along to help with your catch. I have eaten blacktip, which were battered and deep fried, served with cheese grits. At a local bait shop I heard,We caught some convicts today. Boy were they tricky. Sounded like law enforcement officers talking, but it was two anglers who had been catching sheepshead. Many call them convict fish, because their entire body is covered with black and white stripes. The tricky part comes when trying to hook this fish.They have a solid bone mouth and rows of teeth like a sheep. It is very difficult to set your hook. From experience, and being taught by the best, I have discovered that when you feel a nudge, count to three and then jerk to set your hook. Many jerk at the nudge, and spend all day feeding them all of By Jonie Maschek Storms, fishing and funtheir bait.This fish is boney, but has lean white meat and is a very good tablefare. Must measure l2 inch minimum and may take l5 per person, per day. Many are caught around piers, wrecks, and bridges. You still have time before school starts to take your family to the Little Manatee River State Park located off U.S. 301 in Wimauma. It is five miles south of Sun City Center to Lightfoot Road then turn left into the park. This is 2,416 acres of fun. Canoe rentals are available. You can even bring your horse plus its a great place to fish. Hillsborough River State Park has 3,413 acres. It opened to the public in 1938 and is one of the oldest parks around and is just l2 miles north of Tampa in Thonotosassa, Alafia River State Park is located in Lithia and has 6,000 acres for playing, fishing and camping. Simmons Park is in our backyard and you can fish, swim and camp. All these parks are close so take time to enjoy them before school starts. Fishing in the upper fresh waters of the rivers, I found bass hovering in deep holes to escape the heat. You more or less need to fish for them like you do for flounder; dangle some bait over them on the bottom. Fresh water catfish are enjoying the warm weather and are abundant. They are a great tablefare. Panfish are many with a variety of species caught by freshwater anglers. Be thankful for the pure clear water, the seabreeze you are breathing, and the beauty all around you.Fish TalesEBHS Class of plans 30 year reunionEast Bay High Schools Class of announces their 30 year reunion plans from October 26 to the 28. Multiple events including family have been planned for the three day affair with a block of rooms reserved at a group rate at the Comfort Inn 718 Cypress Village Blvd. in Sun City Center.RSVP is required by October 5. For more information email clogo2702@aol.com, missy.diehl@verizon.net or aa_albritton@yahoo.com

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10 AUGUST 16, 2012Free Music Makers Workshop offeredCalling all Mini-Musicians! Children ages 2-10 can attend a free workshop on the second Saturday of every month from 9:30-11 a.m. at Music Showcase at 402 Oakfield Drive in Brandon. This fun and interactive workshop allows children to hear and see band and orchestral instruments like the flute, trumpet, tuba, or violin and they get to try them out themselves. Kids will also make an instrument that they get to take home along with a goody bag. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about different instruments and then hopefully decide that they want to learn how to play one because music is fun and help students improve their math and schoolwork says Deborah Evans, Public Relations Director at Music Showcase. The Music Makers Workshop will take place on Saturday, September 8, October 13, and November 10. The Workshop is free, but you must register in advance by visiting faopa.org. For more information call Deborah Evans at 813-685-5998, or email debbie@musicshowcaseonline.com. Instructor and Repair Technician Geoff Stewart and showing the flute to some children from a local daycare. SOUTHSHORE REGIONAL LIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights August 16 22Teen Night: Anime Club Family Story Time Motion Commotion Baby Time Toddler Time Story Time Teen Volunteer Orientation Sports radio 98.7 to carry USF football and basketball Sports Radio 98.7 The Fan and the University of South Florida announced today at a press conference that Tampa Bays newest all-sports radio station will serve as the flagship station of USF athletics. The multi-year agreement begins with the 2012-2013 school year and includes coverage of USF football and mens basketball. Additionally, baseball and womens basketball will be broadcast on 1010AM The FAN. USF Athletics is clearly on the rise and we are pleased to partner with them as their new flagship radio station, said Ben Hill, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Tampa Bay. Today marks the beginning of Sports Radio The FAN a station dedicated solely to Tampa Bay area sports. USF programming is an incredible complement to our lineup and a win for the local audience. Football broadcasts will contin ue to be produced by IMG College with Jim Louk on play by play, Mark Robinson doing color commentary, Mike Pepper handling sideline reporting. Pre and Post game will be hosted by Jim Light hall and Justin Pawlowski. Democratic Club to meetThe East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Bar nacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Road, in Brandon. Club members and their guests are invited to attend. For more information visit www. easthillsboroughdems.org or email club President Mike Angel at ehcdclub@yahoo.com.Hillsborough County wants to know whats on your mind about the budget Alzheimers Caregivers Program offeredThe USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute is sponsoring a free community program, Alzheimers Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 30 at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute, 4001 E Fletcher Ave. Tampa. The program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimers disease. Topics will include Understanding Alzheim ers Disease, Progress in Treatment, Benefits of Participating in Clinical Drug Studies, Communication Strategies, Managing Troublesome Behaviors and more. Whether you have just received the diagnosis or have been a caregiver for many years, this will be a day well spent. Lunch will be provided. There is no charge but advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, call (813) 974-4357 or toll free in Florida (800) 633-4563. This years Progressive Insur ance Tampa Boat Show, Sept. 2830, at the Tampa Convention Center 333 South Franklin St. Tampa is casting a wide net of attractions to capture a variety of boaters interests. From fishermen to divers and novice boaters to experienced captains, the 47th annual event includes interactive activities for anyone interested in enjoying the water as well as hundreds of the newest boats and marine products for sale. The 2012 boat show has a wide range of activities to entertain and educate all ages interested in the boating lifestyle, whether youre a new boater in need of some onthe-water training, a DIY boater whod like to sharpen your skills, or an adventurer looking for some underwater fun, said Larry Ber ryman, show manager. And there are more boats on display this year, providing an ideal venue to pur chase your next boat or upgrade your existing boating lifestyle. Top five reasons to visit the Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show: 1. Boat deals almost as big as the boats. The weekend will showcase the marine industrys newest accessories, elec tronics and boats for sale. Shoppers will have access to exclusive deals on hundreds of boats from the regions top retailers and have the unique opportunity to board and compare hundreds of boats from luxury yachts (up to 97 feet!) and sport fishers to family cruisers and ski boats. 2. DIY boat maintenance. Boaters who want to maintain or upgrade their existing boats should visit the new Freds Shed DIY Seminars & Interactive Learning Center for daily seminars and clin ics that cover topics such as fuel economy and general detailing. The center will host Q&A sessions and hands-on clinics with the The Boating Guy, Keith Ammons, and Fred, a certified marine ser vice technician. 3. Submerge yourself in scuba. Attendees 10 years and older can take a free diving lesson in the Dive Equipment & Marketing Associations (DEMA) Be a Diver pool. All equipment is provided for those who want to try scuba diving in this 15,000-gallon heat ed pool. Experienced divers are also welcome to test out the latest scuba gear. 4. Leave expensive boating bills in your wake. Learn about Boating on a Budget at the Welcome to the Water Tampa Boat Show cruises into town in SeptemberCenter, where attendees can find information on the boating life style and the best practices and products that make boating more affordable. Visitors can also shop a variety of entry-level boats that can be financed for $250 or less per month. 5. Learn how to navigate the open water, on the water. Wheth er new to the boating lifestyle or a seasoned sea-goer, Take the Helm with Discover Boating offers attendees a variety of daily boating courses where they can get advice from expert captains during complimentary on-the-water train ing on the bay. For tickets and details, visit TampaBoatShow.com or call 954441-3220. Key Show Facts Friday through Sunday, Sept. 2830, 2012 Friday, Sept. 28: 10 a.m. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29: 10 a.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30: 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Note: In-water area closes at 7 p.m. daily Ticket cost is $12 for adults (16 years & older) and free for children (15 years & younger) with a Friday show special of $2 off for advance adult ticket purchase for Friday.

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AUGUST 16, 2012 11 Come join the National Cremation Society for aFREE SEMINARon the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?When the time comes, wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: RESERVATION REQUIRED Meet representatives:Gene & Toni DyrekNational Cremation & Burial Society 308 E. College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570Wed., Aug. 22, 20122:00 p.m.First time attendees only please(813) 401-1159 Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend to help seniors with incur able vision impairment? My wife has macular degeneration and has become very discouraged. Looking for Help Dear Looking, Unfortunately, there are nearly 2 million Americans, like your wife, living with macular degenera tion today, making everyday tasks like cooking dinner, reading the newspaper or watching television extremely challenging. Here are some resources that can help. Vision Rehabilitation The best place to get help living and coping with macular degeneration is at a vision rehabilitation agency. Typically run by state or nonprofit organizations, there are around 1,500 of these agencies scattered across the country that provide free or low-cost services to help seniors and their families Resources to Help Seniors with Low Vision THE SAVVY SENIOR By Jim Miller who are living with all types of incurable vision impairments. While vision rehabilitation does not restore lost sight, it does help people maximize their existing sight, or, if they have no vision, it can equip them with techniques and tools to help them maintain an independent lifestyle. Services include counseling, along with training on how to perform daily living tasks with low vision, and how to use visual and adaptive devices and assistive technologies that can help improve quality of life. They also offer guidance for adapting your home that will make it safer and easier for your wife to maneuver, and can help her locate low-vision support groups in your area which is very helpful. Some agencies will even send their specialist out to work with her in the comfort of your own home. To find a vision rehabilitation agency in your area, call the Amer ican Foundation for the Blind referral line at 800-232-5463. If, however, you dont live near a vision rehabilitation agency, you can also get help from an occupa tional therapist, or OT, who can provide low vision training in your home. Ask your ophthalmologist or doctor for a referral to an OT in your area. Your Area Agency on Aging (call 800-677-1116 for contact information) can also help you find nearby therapists. Many health insurance providers, including Medicare, will pay for low vision training by an OT if prescribed by your eye doctor or healthcare provider. Online Help Another convenient place to find help for your wife is online at a terrific new website called VisionAware (visionaware.org). Created by the American Foundation for the Blind and the Readers Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, this site provides free information on eye conditions, along with dozens of practical tips and instructional videos on living with vision loss, including concepts for adapting your home to make it easier to navigate, techniques for traveling safely outside the home, and various tips on how to manage things like finances, medications, and other tasks like cooking, cleaning, grooming, reading, writing and more. It also offers a comprehensive list of low vision products and technologies that can help your wife stay active and independent, including product reviews that are published in their online magazine called AccessWorld. Other Resources Two other good resources that can help you and your wife are the Ears for Eyes program and the MD Support website. Ears for Eyes (earsforeyes.info, 800-843-6816) is a nonprofit public charity that provides free audio lessons on cassette tapes, CDs and Internet downloads that teach adaptive daily living skills to the vision impaired and their caregiv ers. And mdsupport.org, which is a public service website for seniors living with macular degeneration that provides information and links to support groups across the country, and links to low-vision products, services and other resources that can help with many different needs. 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.UPCOMING EVENTSRiverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031RIVERVIEWMOOSELODGE2158.ORGAll events are open to qualified Moose Members and guests. So much has been accomplished this year already, with the hall reno vations just about completed be prepared to enjoy even more fun. Chili, Cheese, Onions, Relish, etc. Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Blind Draw Darts at 7:30 p.m. Includes burgers and sides Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Local Fire and Police Department Appreciation. $6 Beef Tips Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m. with entertainment to follow. Bar Games begin at 3 p.m. And there is always Naked Wings. Sandra Murman Donates 200 SackPacks to area students in needCommissioner Sandy Murman is attending the new teachers breakfast at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce at Destiny Church, 2322 11th Ave., Ruskin, on Friday, August 17, 2012, and she is bringing 200 backto-school sackpacks to donate to South County area school students that are in need. She is working with the SouthShore Chamber in identifying teachers and schools in the area that have students that would benefit from receiving these packs. The sackpacks are canvas cinch-bag back packs with a plastic zipper pencil pouch that includes crayons, a pencil, a pen, a six-inch plastic ruler, a manual pencil sharpener, and a large pink eraser. Commissioner Murman received the SackPacks from the Office Depot Foundations National Backpack Program, which is in its 12th year, and is distributing 400,000 SackPacks across the United States and the world. For more information visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/bocc/ commissioners/murman.cfmAdministrative professionals to gatherInternational Association of Administrative Professionals, City Center Chapters monthly business meeting is to be held from 12:05 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday August 16 at the Tampa Club, 101 East Kennedy BLVD, 42nd Floor, Downtown Tampa. RSVP for lunch is required. The cost is $17 per person and $2 for parking with validation. The program will be The Unique Role of a Multi-Manager Administrative Assistant given by Sarah Rader, CAP-OM. Residents who want to learn more about Hillsborough Countys government and how it works can do so in 10 FREE and FUN sessions at the 2012 Government Leadership University (GLU). Orientation begins Sept. 11 at County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. The Office of Neighborhood Relations offers GLU to help residents gain insight into the operations of various County depart ments, become better informed neighborhood leaders, and use the knowledge gained to strengthen their communities. Anyone inter ested in learning more about Hillsborough County government lead ership, unraveling government red tape, and establishing relationships with department directors and staff are encouraged to apply.Sign Up For Hillsborough Countys Government Leadership UniversityClass sessions will be held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. 12 p.m., from Sept. 11 through Nov. 15. Participants will enjoy visits to several departments or facilities including Animal Services, Code Enforcement, Cooperative Exten sion, Emergency Management, Fire Rescue, and Public Utilities. Residents have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 to apply. Applications can be completed online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ GLU. Applications are also avail able by calling Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Rela tions, 813-272-5860. Applications may be faxed to 813-276-2621 or mailed to Office of Neighborhood Relations, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 1st Floor, Tampa.

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The Handymen Direct guys are helping us fix up the building to pay for their sign on our Wall of Fame. Trade outs and the barter system are as American as Rosie the Riveter. But in order to get a good trade, you have to know the art of negotiation, either as a business owner or as a customer. Before you go into a store or talk to someone providing a service, make sure youre talking with the person who can make a deal. You are wasting your time trying to get an agreement from the kid collecting shopping carts in the parking lot. Ask up front, are you the person who can authorize this? If they arent, dont settle. Ask to speak to someone in authority. Have an idea of what you want before you just go in and ask what kind of deal can you give me? You dont want to come off as a whats in it for me type. You want to go into the discussion with an attitude of finding a mutually beneficial trade. So, if you want ten percent off of a garment because there is a smear of makeup on the collar (that you know will come out), say so. The store sells a damaged item that would have been a charge off, and you go home with what you want at a reasonable price. Its also smart to think about what you bring to the table as well. Ask your lawn guy if hell give you $25 for every referral you give him that lands him a contract. He gets new business and you get a commission. Its the cheapest way he could ever dream of expanding his business and you get rewarded for your efforts in helping him. Make sure you are both getting what was originally agreed to. If you have someone working off what they would otherwise owe you, have them give you an itemized invoice of what they did and how much it would have cost you. Then double check to make sure all the work was done to your satisfaction at the agreed upon price. Even if this is family, remember this is business, not personal. There are entire neighborhoods setting up service banks whereby retired CPAs, hairstylists, handymen, attorneys, and even babysitters all contribute hours into the bank and then withdraw the services of others when they need them. Its a great idea and one which would work especially well in the retirement communities. At the end of the day, bartering is all about two parties each providing something to the other that they both need and want. But to work, each party has to be clear in what they offer and what they want in return. Happy trading! By Dana Dittmar, SCC Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bartering...its the American way Newly created Animal Services Task Force seeks applicantsHillsborough County is seeking three residents to serve on the newly created Animal Services Task Force. All nominees must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. Appointments are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation. The Animal Services Task Force was created to conduct a compre hensive assessment of best practic es resulting in a financially feasible plan to minimize our Countys use of animal euthanasia. This Task Force will be comprised of the current Animal Advisory Commit tee members and three members of the community, appointed by the Animal Advisory Committee. Three positions are open. Terms are for six months. Applicants are required to submit a one-page let ter of interest by August 29, 2012. All eligible applicants are to be present at the Animal Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for September 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m., in the 2nd Floor Board Room of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. The future meeting schedule is to be determined. Citizens interested in being considered for appointment must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments along with their letter of interest. All forms must be signed and dated. The deadline to apply is August 29, 2012. Appointments will take place during the September 19, 2012, Animal Advisory Commit tee Meeting. The forms are available in the lobby of Animal Services, 440 Falkenburg Road in Brandon, or by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-272-5826. The form is also available on the Hillsborough County website www.hillsboroughcounty.org by clicking on Government, then Boards and Committees, and Application Questionnaire for County Appointments. All documents can be mailed to: Boards & Councils Coordinator P.O. Box 1110 Tampa, FL 33601 Faxed to: 813-307-3237 Or scanned and e-mailed to: Luann Finley finleyl@hillsbor oughcounty.orgMoving sale to benefit Mary & Martha HouseAriannas Rugs and Dcor will hold a moving sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 17-19 at their current location on U.S. 41 N. in Apollo Beach near M&I Bank. There will be great buys on furniture, rugs, artwork, lamps, home dcor and more. Ariannas will be moving to a larger space at the Waterside Shops of Apollo Beach so she can house her design studio and furniture consignment all in one space. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Mary & Martha House shelter for abused and homeless women and children located in Ruskin. For more information call Ariannas at 641-2016.Chambers Ambassador team seeks new membersThe Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is very lucky to have an active Ambassador Team working to help them keep members engaged. The group last met on Friday, August 3 at Hawthorne Village Retirement Community to discuss upcoming opportunities and needs. The Chambers Ambassador Team is always looking for new members to assist them in their mission. Their primary goal is to establish a line of communication with members and encourage participation in Chamber functions. In essence they help to build the relationships between The Chamber and its members, while expanding their own contact list as well. The GRCC Ambassador meetings are held the 1st Friday of every month from 8 a.m.9 a.m. For more information contact the Chamber office at 813-234-5944 or info@riverviewchamber.com. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ambassador team.Womans Club promotes businessThe Southshore Charter Chapter American Business Womans Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 20 at Sandpiper Grille, 1702 Pebble Beach Blvd. South, Sun City Center. This month they will present and induct their new Southshore Charter Chapter Board of Directors for the upcoming year. With time permit ting, they will also have a fun get to know each other time with the guests and members. For those who wish to participate, this may include sharing 2 3 benefits of doing business with or making referrals to each other and respective businesses. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the menu and wine, beer and cocktails will also be available for purchase. Prices are very reasonable with many choices available. Cash or credit only. RSVP as soon as possible so the restaurant can prepare accordingly. Bring a friend and business cards for networking. All attendees will have a moment to introduce themselves and their business. For more information or to make reservations 813-649-0400 or 813716-3912. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.netYou, Me & Business

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AUGUST 16, 2012 15 The new Heart Murmur & Valve Program at Brandon Regional Hospital is a multidisciplinary program that provides the latest in evaluation and treatment of heart valve and murmur conditions, including: with your primary care physician, a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon with valve expertise a long-term monitoring plan for your condition minimally invasive heart valve repair options the highest distinction in cardiac surgeryFROM YOUR HEART TO OUR EARS Joint Commission Joint Commission Joint Commission Heart Failure Informative Lecture SeriesCall 813-634-1 455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHowar d A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 un City Center, FL 33573 (One Block West of the Hospi tal) THE SKIN CANCER CENTERSDERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES T S C C Everything you wanted to know about SKIN CANCER, but were afraid to ask.FREE DINNER BUFFETwith beverages servedThurs., Aug. 304:00 p.m. Sun City Center StuartJ.Kaufman,M.D.Cataract,Multi-FocalImplant, GlaucomaSpecialistIt takes innovation to deliver extraordinary eye care. Dr. Kaufman was a developer of the Insta-Sight cataract procedure and holds the trademark. This procedure uses no needles, no patches and no stitches. Dr. Kaufman was the first Tampa area eye surgeon to perform a cataract lens implant using multifocusing Crystalens. He has performed over 35,000 cataract procedures and 70,000 eye surgeries. Call today for an appointment 4002 Sun City Center Blvd. (S.R. 674) Sun City Center(813) 634-9289www.KaufmanEyeInstitute.comAdvanced Solutions. Trusted Results.Also Serving Zephyrhills, Bushnell and Wesley Chapel Saturday hours available in Wesley ChapelFor 2 years in a row, Dr. Kaufman has been named The Best Eye SurgeonIn the South Shore Area Women-owned companies join forces to support Mary & Martha HouseBy %  itcren mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN The Mary & Martha House in Ruskin is so well-known that it has become nearly ubiquitous in Hillsborough County. In a sense that is unfortunate because in ubiquity, people tend to forget the vital and unique mission of this South County resource: to offer much-needed shelter to battered and/or homeless women and their children. More than that, the organization also offers a path to a new and better life for those women and children through training and job opportunities. For vulnerable Businesses owned by women from along the Gulf Coast of Florida joined forces to volunteer their time and talents at the Mary & Martha House.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSee MARY & MARTHA HOUSE, page 16

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AUGUST 16, 2012 17 Sun City Dental CenterThe 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, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 Welcome our new physician SONIA TRZMIELINA, M.D.Dr. Trzmielina specializes in Womens and Community Health and is now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com Evening Hours Available for Your ConvenienceOfce of: ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A.(Ages 5 and up) HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODA Y!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS year-old Japanese econoboxes. They all said the same thing I know what I have here so dont try it! Yeah, I knew what they had pieces of junk with skinny oversized tires that could scare Alfred Hitchcock. I could almost picture the horror of the scene that began with me pulling into the parking lot of the Sun City Center Community Association with a car that could bounce. Worse yet, they sounded like they wanted to kill me more than they wanted to sell their car. My wife and I like Porsche cars. Unfortunately we cant afford new models so, over the past many years, we have bought several really old models. I bought my first one in 2005 on eBay for $3,500. It was a 1986 Porsche 944 with rust on the body. The car was located in Manchester, New Hampshire, which worked out well because I was in Philadelphia handling some family business and it was just a quick hop to New Hampshire. Driving home in a car I had long dreamed of owning was an adventure. Shortly after, a second and even cheaper one was added because Michelle fell in love with the first one. We drove that car for a few years and then sold it to a guy my age who lived in rural Iowa, probably fulfilling his own dream. A few years later, we purchased a third and very special car. It was a gift from Michelle to bring to life a childhood memory of mine, involving my first real camera, a silver Porsche 911 and memories of my Dad who had passed away when I was 15. Michelle found that car near Washington, DC and we had yet another adventure getting it home. Unfortunately, it turned out that an old, air-cooled car wasnt necessarily well-suited for the climate in Florida. Just last year I sold it to a man from Germany who shipped it home to restore it. But the sale of the last one meant that we were down to one Porsche, the original one, for two Porsche-lovers. Five months ago, that problem was solved as I found another old, cheap 944, again near Washington, DC, earlier this spring. Life was again in balance. Ill leave it to you to decide why Washington, DC is a great place to buy sports cars. Whatever the reason, it is at the top of my list for car shopping. The owners tend to be older, and the cars have low miles as many of them are garaged during the winter months. In Florida, a cheap Porsche is easy enough to come by, but they tend to be owned by younger people with less resistance to beating the living daylights out of them after tearing apart the interiors to install ginormous speakers. Porsches last forever if you take care of them. Fortunately, I enjoy doing that work. Apparently, a lot of younger people arent so picky about things like oil, belt and tire changes. Well, actually, Porsches dont quite last forever. Michelle came home from work recently to say she discovered her car, the original one, was low on oil. The car rarely used oil so that wasnt a good sign. Yes, the problem was fixable but weve been driving it for seven years and it has nearly 300,000 on the odometer. It was time to say goodbye. This also meant that it was time to start car shopping again, which brings us back to people who sound like homicidal maniacs while selling cars. After a few depressing days of reading depressing stories and threats, a new car with payments was starting to sound pretty good. At least until I remembered that the last new car we purchased (from a car company that ceased to exist in 2009) ended up costing us far more than our $3,500 Porsche with enough miles on it to have passed the Moon. I know that a new car is the right thing to do, but what can I say? Im cheap. So once again, I looked north to our nations capitol via the Internet and found the car I was looking for at a price I could afford. The seller even offered to pick me up at the airport. I found a $113 one-way flight, filled out all of the passenger information on the web page and stopped. I looked up at Michelle and asked, Are you sure we should do this again? Sooner or later our luck will run out, probably in some horrible fashion. Not to mention, the flight was scheduled to leave in 14 hours and I hadnt exactly managed to clear it with my boss. Michelle looked at me, smiled, reached over to the computer and clicked Buy Now on the airline ticket.Blowing a fuse MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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18 AUGUST 16, 2012 Call 813.633.0081Absolute Surgical Specialists, PLLCDr. Craig AmshelDr. Craig Amshel ofAbsolute Surgical Specialists, PLLCNEW LOCATION Thurs., August 23for a Community-Wide Open House 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Meet and greet Dr. Amshel and his staff. Discuss your abdominal, breast and GI concerns with your local Fellowship Trained Colorectal and General Surgeon. 3852 Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howies813-633-9301 Americas Oil Express ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUSH, POWER STEERING FLUSH or HEADLIGHT RESTORATION $1000 Off$2000 Off No Appointment NecessaryTRULY 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILSShopper Observer Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car! The Ruskin Moose Lodge # 813 is located at www.lodge813.moosepages.org WEEKLY EVENTS All events are open to qualifie d Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS 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, August 20 Blue Plate Special, 5 p.m., Meatloaf with all the trimmings for $7, only 50 tickets will be sold The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S., Ruskin. For more information call (813) 645-2089. charged. Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning schedule a date. Southshore area. Free legal seminars offeredElegant Buick is Cruiser of the Month Bob Perilli with his 1937 Buick Special.Weight Watchers to meet Veterans encouraged to participate in honor flights tion. Guardian Application Operation Fight the Blight: Ruskin a big success

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AUGUST 16, 2012 19 Work is ongoing on the Crazy Horse Monument. CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 9/20/12MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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. Exp. 9/30/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BAR OPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com Summer Savings See the USA man-made edifices. This trip was about seeing the beauty and diversity of America not just a rock, waterfall, canyon, mountain or building. The magnificence of this country goes on and on. As the British couple we met Old Faithful said to us, This is a beautiful country. This trip was something Jeanne and I had wanted to do way back in our 20s before LIFE got in the way. One of the saddest things we hear from people as we recount our adventures is, Someday wed like to do that. We are both well past retirement age and the people most often saying someday are contemporaries. Our answer to them is, Someday is now. There are many major national parks we did not visit on this trip. Another month on the road would have been helpful. However we will be going out again. The National Park System began under President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1872. Yellowstone was the first of the National Parks, a system now encompassing more than 84.4 million acres. Besides protecting fragile ecosystems and wildlife, many parks are home to historic lodges, cabins, hotels and inns that are available for public lodging. These historic properties, the oldest being Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park (1904) are either designated as National Historic Landmarks or are on the National Register of Historic Places. The operator of guest services at Yellowstone, Crater Lake, Death Valley and Grand Canyon National Parks, Xanterra Parks & Resorts of Colorado, recently announced that they have partnered with Historic Hotels of America to promote the historic authenticity and ambiance of the properties they operate.We need something to laugh aboutOne of the best things about being too busy to enjoy the little things in life is that I dont have time to watch much television. The few minutes here and there that I have watched appear to be an endless stream of Obama is going to kill most of us and make the survivors dependent upon a socialist state and Romney is going to suck out our souls and give them to the rich advertising. What I cant figure out is why either of them would even want to be the President of the United States. Sure, the perks are great but, no matter who wins, at least half the country is going to hate that person with a white hot passion. Heres the thing (in my opinion): Obama could singlehandedly cure cancer and the people who hate him would still hate him. He would immediately be slammed ruthlessly for putting people out of work at cancer centers. Romney, meanwhile, could donate every dollar he has earned to starving children in Somalia and people would accuse of him trickery and of merely acting out a ploy to offshore money and jobs in an African nation. Neither of those men can win. Think about what it must be like to have 160 million people hating you. Think about what it must be like to live, as colorful former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura once put it, working By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTORegardless of whether or not you like Vice President Joe Biden, its hard to deny that he can be one heck of a funny guy. Sometimes even when he doesnt intend to be.a job where they have to weld the manhole covers shut just to visit a 7-Eleven. Is having your own cool Boeing 747 really worth that? Not to me. I think we should be suspicious of anyone who wants to do that job there have to be some pretty weird personality quirks involved, to say the least. But a lot of people only seem to be suspicious of the Other Guy. Their Guy, meanwhile, is the only right, true and American choice. Anyone else means you are either a socialist or a fascist. More than a year ago, while Donald Trump was (technically) still in the running for President, comedian Conan OBrien tweeted: If Trump runs for the White House, how will he decide between Gary Busey and Meatloaf for Vice President? At the time, both men were on Trumps television show Celebrity Apprentice. But, you know what? Maybe he was on to something there. The world has gone insane, right? I think thats something we can all agree on. So, given that, what better way to give the worlds most powerful nation a nice kick in the pants than by scaring the living daylights out of everyone else? If Trump had become president, you can almost picture the scene in other, less-than-friendly nuclear nations: You know, I dont think we should mess with them. He might just push the button! And honestly, tell me what country is going to feel secure enough to pull stuff on us with Defense Secretary Meatloaf? Best of all, there isnt a single nation on earth, not even the most insane terrorist-extremist-loving country, that would not be completely freaked out at the thought of having to deal with Secretary of State Busey. That, of course, was written in jest, which is a dangerous thing in America today. Some people seem to be looking for things to be offended by, and humor for anyone in the public eye can become a dark and scary alleyway to oblivion. On that note, I think the sad truth is that our political leaders, while quite possibly of questionable sanity for pursuing such posts, are often funny people, but it is the American public that lacks the ability to laugh. Thats too bad because, to me, laughing is a better way to spend the day than crying and we all know theres plenty of stuff to cry about. Both Presidents Bush and Obama kept up the tradition of appearing at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. It has always been intended to be a venue in which both sides the political leadership and the press can let their hair down with each other. Every president since Calvin Coolidge has attended the dinner. Parts of the proceeds go towards funding journalism scholarships. Since the advent of YouTube and blogs, however, presidents have been repeatedly (and to me, unfairly) slammed for it. The most famous, perhaps, involved a slideshow of President Bush looking under furniture in the White House for the missing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Yes, that could be perceived as offensive to families who lost loved ones in the war, but it was never intended for public dissemination. I defy you to find anyone who could prove that President Bush did not care about those soldiers. I have no doubt that he did and that he wasnt trying to diminish them. He merely took a few hours to inject some lightheartedness something the event was designed for after spending the other 8,762 hours of that year dealing with a serious, gut-wrenching and painful situation. In the process of being irritated, people missed out on some of his great humor. In reference to his infamous sentence uttered in Saginaw, Michigan in 2000, I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully, the president remarked during the 2001 dinner, You see, anyone can give you a coherent sentence. But this takes you to an entirely new dimension. In reference to his equally infamous, Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning? uttered during a campaign stop in South Carolina, the president said, If they would read it closely they would see Im using the transitive plural tense, so the word is are correct. He concluded by saying, In my sentences, I go where no man has gone before. President Obama has a sense of humor, too. During the 2010 dinner, he quipped to host Jay Leno: I am glad that the only person whose ratings fell more than mine last year is here tonight. Great to see you, Jay. Im also glad that Im speaking first. Weve all seen what happens when somebody takes the time slot after Lenos. He also joked about an issue that just wont go away. As some of you heard, the state of Hawaii released my official long-form birth certificate, President Obama said. Hopefully, this puts all doubts to rest. But just in case there are any lingering questions, tonight Im prepared to go a step further. Tonight, for the first time, I am releasing my official birth video. A video clip from a Disney cartoon movie began playing behind him. Things are going to get crazy here. In just over a week, the Republican National Convention will pretty much consume the city of Tampa, and the airwaves will be saturated with deepvoiced, serious-sounding people predicting doom, despair and Armageddon should the Other Guy prevail. Until Election Day, the next couple of months will probably be tortuous for most of us. Im hoping that somehow, by some miracle, we can lighten up and find something to laugh about during this time. It would be good to laugh together as a nation. After all, they arent My Guy or the Other Guy they are Our Guys and we can laugh all we want.

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20 AUGUST 16, 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 Area Places of Worship Ruskin Foursquare Church106 7th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 email: ruskin4sq@yahoo.com N. Blanton (813) 309-3558 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 7 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 2 p.m. Sunday En Espaol A place where you are... EXPERIENCE JESUS THIS WEEKEND 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 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. Area Obituaries d dRobert Bob FosterRobert Bob Foster passed away August 10, 2012 in Sun City Center, Florida. Bob is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Nancy, and by his children and their spouses, Mark and Suzanne Foster, Catherine Brown, Joan and Brent Scofield, Sheila and Adan Garcia and Elizabeth and Steve Elliott, and their children and grandchildren. His son, Robert Bon Foster preceded him in death. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1956. During his career in the college textbook business, he spent 35 years with Ulrichs Bookstore in Ann Arbor, MI, then retired after 15 years with the Nebraska Book Company. Since moving to Sun City Center in 1998, he has volunteered 14 years with the Emergency Squad, serving as an ambulance driver and dispatcher. He also has served in the SCC Security Patrol, was active in American Legion Post 246, and volunteered as a driver with the VFW transportation van. Bob was a member of the weavers guild and did beautiful cross-stitch work. He will be remembered for his generosity and willingness to give of himself. Memorial Services will take place at a later date at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Michigan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the SCC Emergency Squad or the American Cancer Society. Maricela SerranoMaricela Serrano, 65, of Ruskin, FL passed away August 12, 2012. She was Day Care Director for RCMA and a member of St Anne Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Narmo Serrano; 2 daughters; Miosotis Jimenez and Rhoda (Louis) De Leon; 2 sons, Reinaldo Serrano and Jacob (Jennifer) Serrano; 7 grandchildren, Vanessa, Marielisa, Daniel, Isabel, Mateo, Uziah, and Santino, and four sisters, Nene, Nelly, Sonia and Daisy. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 106 11th Avenue, N.E., Ruskin, FL. Burial will be in Ruskin Memorial Park, Ruskin, FL. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center. Generation gap glorifiedAt a recent Sunday worship service of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, an interesting pair teamed up to pass the collection plates the churchs oldest member and its youngest. Florence Ellenberger is 102 years old, loved and envied by church members for her quick mind, great sense of humor, and her ability still to wear very high-heeled shoes. Seventh-grader Mikayla Wiles is loved and admired by church mem bers for her fun-loving and spunky ways, especially considering she recently recovered from a near-fatal accident. In November of last year, Mikayla was jogging with her mother when she was hit by an automo bile. After being in a coma and undergoing several operations, she beat the odds and recovered. Although at least one other operation remains in her future, Mikayla is today a vibrant young congregation member. Area residents of all ages are welcome at St. Andrew. Traditional wor ship service is at 9:30 and the contemporary worship service is at 11:00 each Sunday. The church is located at 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West in Sun City Center. Mikayla Wiles and Florence Ellenberger.Before his downfall a mans heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. Proverbs 18:12NCWS helps Mary & Martha House Phyllis Butner of Nondenominational Christian Worship Services presented checks to Laurie Kepler Executive Director of Mary & Martha House, Inc. in the amount of $1910. The donation was from the love offerings for the month of July. Mary & Martha House helps provide a safe and comfortable environment for abused and homeless women and children by providing 3 residential emergency and transitional facilities. Phyllis commented, We are so blessed that our attendees see the huge need to help local non-profit organizations like Mary & Martha House, that do so much for those who are in distress in our community. For more information regarding NCWS, call Jim at 634-3114. Laurie Kepler (R) with Phyllis Butner (L).

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AUGUST 16, 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 RumseyA Resource for Families 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 Meixner813-362-0806sue@alterways.comSunday 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. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ...................................... Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession ......................... Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. Enjoy down home family Gospel The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes gospel family singers The Peytons at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17 in the sanctuary of the church. The Peytons have been given the title of Floridas Number 1 down home gospel family. To learn more about this gospel group and to hear a sample of their beautiful sound, visit www.peytonsmusic.com. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the night of this 90-minute concert. For more information call at 813-634-2539 or visit www. sccumc.com. The Peytons. 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 When in RomeSt. John the Divine Episcopal Church invites the community to an authentic Roman Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17 at the Sun City Center campus at 1015 Del Webb Blvd. Tickets are $10 each. For more information call the church office at 633-3970.NCWS begins new Worship ServiceNCWS (Nondenominational Christian Worship Services) in conjunction with Sun Towers is pleased to announce the beginning of a Saturday afternoon casual worship service. The service will be open to the community. All are welcome. The service will begin on September 1, and will be offered weekly from 4-4:30 p.m. The service will be held in the chapel. Jim Butner, Worship Leader for NCWS, stated, Weve had some requests from the community regarding a Saturday p.m. worship experience. We are fortunate that Sun Towers is opening its facility to the community in order for us to conduct the service. We are looking to draw Sun Towers/ Sun Terrace residents, SCC residents, as well as folks as far away as Valencia Lakes. This also, will be an excellent opportunity for those individuals who may not be regular church attendees to partake of a worship service. Another real blessing, Nancy Harris, a wellknown and very talented organist/ pianist will be providing the music. Plan to arrive early because seating is limited. For more information call Jim at 634-3114. Unitarian Universalists give support to Sew Much Comfort This year, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center presented a check for Sew Much Comfort (SMC) to Bonnie Wine, Regional Director of SMC. The check represents a share of the $ 5,000 grant the Fellowship received from the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center. Bonnie was the main speaker at the Fellowships regular weekly meeting. She spoke of the work of Sew Much Comfort in providing adaptive clothing to wounded members of the U.S. Military. At the end of her talk she gave special recognition to Jessie Bush, member of the Fellowship, for her years of volunteer work with SMC. From left to right Jessie Bush fellowship member, Bob Johnson fellowship president and Bonnie Wine regional director of Sew Much Comfort.Recognition and Honor of 90 YearsRecently a Sunday Service at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla was a day of celebration and honor. Associate Pastor Ruth Richardson recognized everyone who would be ninety years old this year. Then each additional year was celebrated passing well over 100 years old. This great looking group said their motto was just keep praying and moving A fine lesson for everyone.PHOTO BY HAZEL MARTIN Calvary Lutheran Church grows membershipLooking for a new church home? Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach welcomes you to consider them. Calvary is more than just a congregation. They are a family of Christ working together to share Gods love well beyond the church walls. Throughout September, Calvary is hosting new member classes for anyone interested in learning more or becoming part of the Calvary family. You do not have to current ly be a Lutheran or member of the ELCA in order to join. Orientation kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 with an overview titled, What is a Lutheran Christian? presented by Pastor Jack. The additional member classes are then held each Sunday of September at 11 a.m. For more information on joining Calvary, call the church office at 813-645-1305. Calvary Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and is located at 5309 US Highway 41 North in Apollo Beach, Florida. Each Sunday offers three service formats: 8 a.m. Blended service, 9:40 a.m. Contemporary service and 11:15 a.m. Traditional service. For more information visit CalvaryLuther anChurch.net. Visit us on the Web www.ObserverNews.net

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22 AUGUST 16, 2012 Brett Edmark of Apollo Beach, shot a hole-in-one on August 8, 2012, on the 8th hole at Apollo Beach Golf Club, Apollo Beach, FL. He used a 7 iron and drove the ball 160 yards. This was Edmarks his first ace and was witnessed by Dennis Aaron. On a Saturday night dive near Key Largo, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) researchers saw something previously unseen in the state: male and female pillar coral spawning together. The divers, in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary waters, witnessed male pillar coral colonies release sperm, followed a few minutes later by female colonies releasing eggs. The Aug. 4 event marked the first officially documented occurrence of this behavior in Florida. Previously, it had been unclear whether a female pillar coral population existed in the state, as no one had documented the release of pillar coral eggs. Researchers were on hand to try to observe this activity during the twoto five-day period after the August full moon, a time when corals are known to spawn. We are excited to confirm the presence of male and female pillar coral colonies in Florida, said Kate Lunz, an FWC research scientist who participated in the dive. This indicates a population with the potential to reproduce. Unlike many other stony coral species, which produce both sperm and eggs, pillar coral form separate male and female colonies for reproduction. The colonies are made up of multiple pillars, or columns, clustered together and rising from the ocean floor. Pillar coral is a state-listed threatened species and is rare in the Florida reef tract. Its range in the state is believed to stretch from Palm Beach County to the Dry Tortugas. It was a popular target of the curio trade before its collection was banned. The coral continues to face threats from disease, sedimentation and other factors.FWC researchers witness spawning of rare coral in FloridaFor more information on corals in Florida, visit MyFWC.com/Research, click on Habitat, and select Coral Reefs.A male pillar coral colony in the Upper Florida Keys releases sperm as part of the spawning process. FWC Research Scientist Kate Lunz watches a pillar coral on a dive in the Upper Florida Keys. A female pillar coral in the Upper Florida Keys releases eggs as part of the spawning process.SHOP, DINE & PLAY LOCALLY!!Look for local vendors and service businesses first. Its good for our neighbors and our communities. You can count on The Observer News to bring these advertisers to you!Take hunter safety and get ready for opening dayWith the dog days of summer upon us, its hard to think about hunting. However, if youre between the ages of 16 and 37, and havent yet taken the states hunter safety class, now is the perfect time to be thinking about it. Many of these classes, offered statewide, fill up fast during hunting season while people scramble to get certified. Summer months offer smaller class sizes and offer a better opportunity for students to attend, because they often have more free time then. People 16 years old or older and born after May 31, 1975, must complete the FWCs hunter safety requirement before they can buy a Florida hunting license.There is an exception though. A law passed a few years ago by the Florida Legislature enables individuals who fall into that category to hunt without having to complete the states hunter safety certification. Its called the Hunter Safety Deferral, and it allows people the opportunity to purchase a license to hunt while under the supervision of a licensed hunter who is at least 21 years old and meets the hunter safety requirement. Its designed to encourage experienced hunters to teach novice hunters safety, ethics, wildlife and hunting skills and respect for the great outdoors. Its a great incentive for getting more people to try hunting and, I hope, for the experienced hunters among us to hook some new folks on the sport we love. However, to hunt by yourself unsupervised, you still have to take and pass a hunter safety class and purchase a regular hunting license. If youre a youngster and already hunt, I suggest you go ahead and take a hunter safety class before you turn 16. Of course, until then, you may hunt under adult supervision. You can register for a hunter safety class by going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by contacting your nearest FWC regional office. Also, there are two versions for your convenience. Theres the traditional course, which is 12 hours of classroom instruction plus a fourhour field day. You can opt for taking the online or CD-ROM version at home. But, youll still have to sign up for the skills day part. The traditional course is offered during four weekdays or on a Saturday-Sunday. If you take it during the week, each session is three hours and offered after normal working By Tony Young hours. On the weekend, youll spend eight hours Saturday and four hours Sunday morning in the classroom. The remainder of Sunday youll move over to the shooting range to complete your certification. The first thing youll learn about in the traditional class is Floridas hunting laws. An FWC law enforcement officer gives this introduction. Volunteer hunter safety instructors teach the remaining curriculum. Youll be taught ethics, hunter responsibility, parts of firearms, various hunting lingo and the proper way to shoot. Youll discover the differences between various bullets, calibers and gauges; how to identify game animals; and learn wildlife conservation and best management practices for native species. In addition, youll find out about outdoor survival techniques and learn how to administer first aid in the field. Archery and fundamentals of bowhunting also are taught. In your last hour in the classroom, youll be given a standardized test of true-false and multiple-choice questions. All you need is to score an 80 percent or better, and then you get to move outside to the shooting range for the field day portion. This part takes about four hours. During that time, youll get to shoot clay pigeons with a shotgun, practice your archery skills and target-practice with a .22 rifle. Youll also receive a muzzleloader demonstration, where youll have the chance to shoot one if youd like. All guns, bows, targets and ammo are provided. All you have to do is take aim! After you complete the field day, youll be given your hunter safety card. At that point you can purchase aFloridahunting license and get ready for opening day. If you choose to take the hunter safety class online or by CD-ROM, youll learn all of the above-mentioned material and be given a practice test to prepare you for the last segment the skills day. Skill days take about four hours to complete. Youll learn much of what is taught during the traditional course, including hunting laws and ethics, how to handle firearms safely, when to take a shot and where to place the crosshairs. Then youll get to shoot on the range and take the same standardized test. Register today to take a hunter safety class cause the 2012-2013 hunting season is just around the corner!School fire brings community and commissioners togetherWhen Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham heard about the fire at Frost Elementary this past weekend, his office reached out to the school, the local Chamber of Commerce, the media, community leaders and his colleague, Commissioner Lesley Les Miller Jr., to find assistance for the school. The Mosaic Company responded with a $5,000 donation to Frost Elementary to replace the supplies and classroom items lost in the accidental fire. Two kindergarten teachers, Jamy Dailey and Holly Cover, lost almost everything in their classrooms. The School District of Hillsborough County has insurance to replace school inventory, but nothing the teachers had prepared for the fall school year will be covered. Additionally, Mosaic employees host an annual Back to School supply drive and will donate this years contributions to Frost Elementary. When the fire came to our attention, I knew our community would want to help these teachers and students in need, said Commissioner Higginbotham. Mosaic has been a long-standing community partner in Hillsborough County and we are proud to have this compassionate organization call us home. Commissioner Higginbotham reached out to Commissioner Miller because Frost Elementary is located in District 3, but the boundaries for Frost Elementary extend into both Commission Districts 3 and 4. With school just three weeks away, the immediacy of the need was clear.The generosity shown by Mosaic to Frost Elementary is indicative of their commitment to the community and to ensuring that children are afforded the essential tools for a sound education, said Commissioner Miller. The recent fire at Frost Elementary has created an urgent situation as Hillsborough County and the community work together to ensure the school can be ready for students on the first day. Mosaic recognizes the urgency and need created by this unfortunate event, and we are pleased to provide a donation to Frost to ease their recovery and replenish supplies for the coming year, said Bo Davis, Senior Vice President, Mosaic Phosphate Operations. In addition to the $5,000 gift from Mosaic, the teachers will also receive $500 of free school supplies from the Hillsborough Education Foundations Teaching Tools Supply Store. With the new school year just around the corner, we know how important it is for teachers to have their classrooms ready for their new students and we are pleased to replenish their lost supplies, said Phil Jones, Hillsborough Education Foundation President. The Teaching Tools Supply Store gives essential school supplies to the neediest schools in Hillsborough County, serving more than 50,000 students and 1,800 teachers last year. Since its inception in 2002, Teaching Tools has distributed $11.6 million in learning and literacy tools to Hillsborough County schools.

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23AUGUST 16, 2012 To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGThe Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Riverview Current M & M Printing Co., Inc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland Estates A ve., SW Ruskin, Florida 33570 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALES 312 ESTATE SALES Name: ____________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ City: ____________________________ State: ______ Zip: __________ Daytime Phone: _____________________________________________ THE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGcall 813-645-3111 Ext. 201; 813-645-1792; or mail this form to The Shopper Up 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. : ___________________ Ad copy as you wish it to appear: _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ _____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ 280 PETS 312 ESTATE SALES 312 ESTATE SALES 105 PERSONALHave You Fallen by the outdoor CA pool in Sun City Center? If so, please call Doug. at 813-634-3907 115 LOST & FOUND9 weeks gone. Gray and white male cat. Friendly but scared. Lost in Renaissance area. Reward. Call 813-938-5965 or 1-443-618-4431. 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEA lmost New T hrift S tore. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north G ibsonton D r.,) Wednesday through S aturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate A ndrews E state, S CC. 8am-2pm. Christmas decor, kitchen items, clothing & misc. household goods T hursday & F riday, 8am-1pm. 1409 Brattleboro (off Bunker Hill) SCC. L ocal artist paintings, furniture, Tempur Pedic mattress, garage & kitchen stuff. Block yard sale. Household items, washer/ dryer, patio set & misc. Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. Bel Glade Ave., SCC. 354 MEDICALScooter & Power lift, new battery & motor w/ battery charger $1,500 obo. New power chair Hoveround plus charger, $1,500 obo. 813633-0863 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R onnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 741-0225Cell: 382-7536 Furniture: Black Lacquer King BR Suite; Leather Sofa & Matching Loveseat; Entertainment Centers; White Wicker Sofa & Matching Chairs; Dinette Table w/Chairs; Sofa Sleeper; Entry Table; Corner Curio; Coffee & End Tables; China Cabinet; Buffet; Queen Bed; Dining Room Table w/6 Chairs; Desk w/Chair; Computer; Garage Cabinets; Antique Jewelry Chest; Wing-backed Chair; Bookcases; Swivel Rockers; Appliances: Small Freezer; Misc.: Lifestyler Air Cycle; 4-wheeled Walkers; TVs; Collectibles: Jewelry; Designer Ladies Clothing; Household, Kitchen and Misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales (off Cloister Drive) Place a Garage/Yard Sale Ad $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201Read the entire newspaper online to Observernews.net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away.Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & T rade Directory ESTATE SALE 3 sofa beds; dinette set; dining room set; twin brass beds; queen bedroom set; end tables; lamps; dressers; Kirby microwave; pictures; linens; kitchenware. Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins Domestic & Foreign Sun City Center COINSU.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTEDAPPRAISALS GIVENCall for privat e consultation or appointment All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189 Your local dealer for over 23 yearsBUYING SILVER COINS, SILVER INGOTS, misc. & other Mint BarsPaying depending on the market at time of purchaseWatch out for Counterfeit Coins Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Aug. 15, 17, 18Now Were Cooking Sale50% Off all kitchen & dinnerware AugustBack To School MonthWeekly DiscountsJeans, Pants, Shoes, Shirts, Belts, Books and More!St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org. Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDMATTRESS SALEQuality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes

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AUGUST 16, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 REAL ESTATE500 TRANSPORTATION450 PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 MARINE400 390 MISC. FOR SALEJunk for sale. 45ft Low Boy box semi trailer & cab over tractor w/ sleeper. Call 813-677-7982 Furniture All In Good Condition Spinet piano w/ bench & mu sic, top light included. (older but better) $700. Mahogany dresser 18x38x52, six vertical drawers $75. (2) oak end tables 25x24x20 & (2) oak chair side tables 18x14 $100, for all or can be split. Medium lounge chair, tan color, lift up foot stool, arm covers $100. (2) Mahogany book cases, three adjustable shelves, approx. 12x30x4. $45 each. (3) Antique Hitchcock, like straight chairs, black color w/ headboard design & cane seats. $130 total or $50 each. Mahogany framed dresser 28x41. $30. Lamp, end table, blue with shade $10. Task Force 8 bench band saw, with light & guide, somewhat under powered $25. 10 full sized table saw 22x27 with (2) 8 exten sions, presently dismantled for easy transport, manual available $75. LG Dehydrator, like new, lev el controlled tank or hose, manual available. Call 813-645-1209 425 SLIPS OR ST ORAGEStorage 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 ST ORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com435 PARTS/SERVICESummer Special 10% off all parts & service now 6128 Lewis Ave., Gibsonton. 813671-BOAT (2628) 455 AUT OMOBILES 461 TRA VEL TRAILERS Motivated Seller 5th Wheel camper Fifth Avenue by Thor, 2002, 31 ft., center kitchen, rear living room, 2 recliners, picture window, queen sized bed, large front bedroom, closet. Great condition. Must see to appreciate.813-333-8986 or 813-967-7288 511 HOUSES FOR SALEAvid Gardeners Must see 1808 Pineapple Palm Ct., SCC. Large home, huge yard. Call Barbara Gaines Century 21 Beggins. 813-523-1755 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 GREAT MOBILE-HOME ON 1.12 ACRES: 6-year-new 3BR/2BA MH, split plan, cathedral ceilings, inside utility-room with washer and dryer, nice laminate oors. No HOA, not in ood zone, close to everything. $65,900. BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE HOME ON ITS OWN LOT: greatly kept, walkin-closets in both BRs, bright open living area, modern kitchen, large inside utility, enclosed lanai, and a great workshop at end of carport. Close to golf course, close to town, no HOA. Perfect winter/retirement home: $59,900. WATERFRONT RENTAL, RUSKIN: 2BR/2BA, with a large carport, screened-inpool and boat lift, on a canal going to Tampa Bay. Fenced backyard, one small pet accepted. $1,100 a month + deposit. Available now. CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our office for the Victims Assistance Program.(Evening phone numbers) Judy Erickson .......................... 468-0288 Claire Tort .............................. 363-7250 Kay Pye ................................. 361-3672 Cathy Griggs .......................... 391-8653CALL (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 Christine Nethers .................... 260-6335 Roxanne Westbrook ................ 748-2201 Jo Ellen Mobley ...................... 645-1540 LaRae Regis ............................ 633-8318 Joanie Cooper ........................ 480-2428 AWESOME WATERFRONT LOCATED ON THE RUSKIN INLET. Enjoy stunning views from this beautiful 3BR/2B pool home that has been beautifully maintained and updated. A few of the many features of this custom home include wood oors, plantation shutters, and kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac the property is complete with a concrete seawall and boat lift. Deep water and no bridges to Tampa Bay! Call today for your private showing. $429,000 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 W ATERFRONT L OT deep water with no bridges to Tampa Bay. County utilities available. Priced to sell at $88,000 Call CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653 PLENTY OF HAPPY TO SPREAD. Excellent space with 3BR/3BA well-kept home for indoor person, outstanding huge outbuilding on slab for outdoor hobbyist or toy collector, great private space with its own entrance for adult family member (or even trusted teenager), treed yard, deck, gazebo, 2-car garage. And all for $135,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTY, RUSKIN Includes beautiful acre lot with few oaks, and nice spacious house, that could be 5BR/2.5BA or 2BR+Den/2BA, with 3 large attached ofces, 1/2BA and separate entrance. Remodeled kitchen, huge newer BA, wood oors, replace, screen porch, 2-car-garage & carport, circular driveway, and desirable neighborhood close to everything. $199,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN 2 MOBILE-HOMES ON 2.3 ACRES: cleared lot with shady trees and nice pond. One MH is 2BR/2BA, other is 2BR/1BA, both in good condition, with large screened porches. Peaceful secluded area close to shopping and major highway. No HOA. $86,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CONDO IN KINGS POINT 1BR/1.5BA, nice enclosed lanai with washer/dryer, and remodeled BA with a yearold walk-in-premier tub. Close to clubhouse, gated community with lots of amenities. $21,900. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 SPACIOUS WATERFRONT HOME in quiet neighborhood features 3BR/2BAs with large bonus room that could be used as 4th bedroom, extra family room, theatre room, game room or whatever. Split oorplan, formal and family rooms, eating space in kitchen, screened porch, large yard, quiet canal setting, 2600 sq. feet of living area and more. Asking $259,900. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. RENTALS IN APOLLO BEACH AND RUSKIN! 2BR/2BA Waterfront condo at Anchor Point in Apollo Beach. $825 per month with a one year lease. 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage single family, home with granite countertops and ceramic tile throughout. $950 per month with one year lease. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 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. AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 ACRE with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL ACREAGE IN RUSKIN! 3.7 acres (MOL) with CG Zoning. The initial work has been done for ofce buildings. This property has a great location, on corner of 10th St. SW and Woodland Estates. $374,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. HAMPTON expanded in KP on golf course, extra screened lanai, carport........... $57,500 2BR/2BA in the KNOLLS (private pool), Furnished......................................... $57,500 SIERRA in Greenbriar, SCC........ $130,000 RENTALS 2BR/2BA, furnished, close to the clubhouse.................. from $650 per month 565 M.H. IN PARKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Corner lot with view of river. No pets $5,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 610 WATERFRONT RENTALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kayapartments on water. Boat docking/ $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-863-6123 Apollo Beach 2br/2ba, comfy, furnished condo. A/C, pool, tennis courts, dock. Quiet community. Sea sonal? Long term? Rent negotiable. TECO welcome. 440-666-1330 611 HOUSES FOR RENT4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 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 2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, & last month rent. $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-493-2861 or 813-610-7515 One bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-335-2877 612 AP ARTMENTS FOR RENTRuskin 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 813-239-4293 or 813-645-2193 For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Very clean 2br/1ba apt. with washer/ dryer hookup. Includes water & mowing. $625 monthly plus deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 613 CONDOS FOR RENTSCC 1br/1ba. furnished/ unfurnished. including washer & dryer. Glass enclosed lanai. Small pets allowed. Century 21, Beggins, Beth Christo 813-714-3811 Beat the mad dash! SCC Kings Point, seasonal homes to rent. Email: mysuncityrentals@gmail. com or call 813-419-3616 621 PLACES T O SHARENice Room for rent. Private bathroom, quiet area. Everything furnished $450 monthly plus deposit, plus internet 813-516-1333 or 813-645-5231 Home to share. SCC. Active senior female looking for same, to share my home & cat. $500 monthly. Must be neat. Full privileges including kitchen, laundry, own bedroom & pool. Must have own cell phone. No pets. Call 813-898-9922 630 M.H. RENTALSTwo bedroom $165 weekly, plus security deposit. R & M Mobile Home Park in Gibsonton. 813236-9207For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 One bedroom mobile home on riverfront. Lease for $550 monthly includes water & electric up to $75. No pets. Call for info. 813-645-2446 RV 8 x 22 for rent on a private lot. 20 miles east of SCC on SR 674. All utilities included. $100 weekly. 813-634-4050 or 813-495-7481 646 WAREHOUSE SP ACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. 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