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www.ObserverNews.netOctober 4, 2012 Volume 56 Number 37THE OBSERVER NEWSApollo Beach Elementary is doing its part to impact the world. Students and staff have been donating good, used clothing and shoes to third world countries. See more on page 3 A Duette winery has big plans for more than muscadine-based wines. See what they have in mind on page 14 The term made in America seems like a thing of the past ...not so for the enterprising owners at Crowley Marine Corporation. See more on page 8 Some of the areas most talented singers have been competing for the top prize in the Alpha Idol 2012 contest. See the winners on page 15 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 inside: MEMBER WEST FLORIDA SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring CompanyLOCALLY OWNED. We know our neighbors... because we are your neighbor!Family Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com This issue is dedicated in memory of Jean Spisak, a valued, loyal employee of The Observer News family for more than 30 years. (1930-2012) MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOLeft, the Ruskin Drive-In marquee displays a welcome to Firehouse Cultural Center Fall Artist-inResidence Carl Weese. His residency will include documenting the iconic theater.Cultural center welcomes Fall Artist-in-ResidencePhotographer Carl Weese will not only display and share his talent, hell add to his impressive body of work chasing some local light.By MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netAmerica was built on a foundation of progress. Change and the adaptation of change is a large part of what has kept this nation on the leading edge of power. Americans simply arent afraid to bulldoze things of the past to pave the way for a new future. But that doesnt mean the past is See FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER, page 6 Job fair held at Regional Service Center exceeds expectations mMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOBy PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Marlene Elizabeth Taylor-Williams of Ruskin, recently discharged from the military, has experience in both social work and education. One of the 250 job-seekers to talk with potential employers at the South County Job Fair Sept. 28 held at the South Shore Regional Service Center, 410 30th St. in Ruskin, Taylor-Williams was especially interested in an on-line position being offered by Steve Goodfriend, strategic partnership manager for Rasmussen College. Goodfriend currently has five openings for on-line positions. Although the site is in Brandon, on-line employees may work from anywhere in the world. Still, he says its nice to be able to interview prospective personnel and talk one-on-one. Our position for instructors is a unique opportunity and I saw a lot of extremely well-qualified applicants today, Goodfriend said as the event drew to a close at noon after more than four hours of steady traffic.See JOB FAIR, page 7South County liaison for new hospital now at workBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netAlthough the St. Josephs Hospital South campus is only beginning to take shape, one of its first staff members already is on the job. Judy Martin, who retired earlier this year as director of the South Florida Baptist Hospital Foundation, now is at work in the South County as liaison between the hospital administration and the various communities that comprise the region. Both South Florida Baptist and the St. Joseph Hospitals are part of the local multi-facility network now known as the BayCare Health System. Martin said this week her efforts to serve as an informational conduit between the new hospital and the South County officially began September 4. In the last month, she added, she has been becoming better acquainted with the region geographically. At this stage, she noted, shes spending about 15 hours a week spread over two or three days each week actually in the area. Her new job title is Director of Community Outreach, St. Josephs Hospital South. In this capacity, Martin said she would like to speak to groups of various types social, civic, business and community-related to introduce the many aspects of the new hospital and to learn what the South Countys diverse populations deem most important at their new facility. Im most interested in getting the pulse of the communities, she noted, adding she is planning a talk for the Apollo Beach Womans Club in November. See ST. JOSEPHS HOSPITAL, page 3 When the first structure on the Big Bend Road campus of St. Josephs Hospital South is completed, it will look much like this architectural rendering. As land grading is underway to the west for the hospital itself on the 70-acre site at Simmons Loop, the St. Josephs South Professional Office Building now is beginning to take shape in the northeast corner of the campus. The entire project is expected to be completed early in 2015. RRendering courtesy BayCCare HHealth System

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2 OCTOBER 4, 2012 All You Can Eat Snow Crab All You Can Eat Fried Fish All You Can Eat ComboSnow Crab & Fried Fish$1995 $1395 $1995Served with Drawn Butter, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit.Served with Tartar Sauce, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit. Served with Tartar Sauce, Drawn Butter, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit.First order, 1 pound. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound. First order, 1/2 pound. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound. First order, 1/2 pound snow crab and 1/2 pound sh. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound snow crab and 1/4 pound sh OR 1/4 pound one or the otherPeel and Eat Shrimp Special$750 $1195Old Bay Steamed and Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Served With Lemon and Cocktail Sauce.Half Order Full Order This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. County issues boil alert for some Ruskin residentsMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO%  mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Up to 109 homes and businesses in Ruskin were without running water for much of Monday as crews from Hillsborough County replaced fittings and two valves on a water main near Shell Point Road and 17th Street NW. According to Willie Puz, director of public information for Hillsborough County, the incident was an unplanned event. Traffic along Shell Point Road was also reduced to one lane at the worksite. Following the repair, effected residents were urged to boil all water used for drinking, cooking and brushing teeth for up to 48 hours after the completion of the repair. Residents were also urged to not use ice from personal ice makers during that time, and to discard any ice made after the service interruption. County representatives distributed boil water advisory door hangers to homes impacted by the outage. Residents were urged to open water taps for a few minutes to clear the water lines in their homes. The county also suggested that residents not wash clothes until they could see the water was running clear. Water outages are a rare occurrence in Hillsborough County and the boil water advisory is precautionary as dirt and other contaminants may have entered the lines during the outage and repair. All water used for consumption should be vigorously boiled for at least one minute prior to use. In the ensuing 48 hours from the completion of the repair, the county will sample the water to ensure the quality is cleared for consumption. Door hangers will again be provided after the boil alert has been rescinded.Hillsborough County crews work to repair a water main break on Shell Point Road and 17th Street NW in Ruskin. A boil water alert was issued.

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 3 Raindate: Sunday, Oct. 7 BIG BEND ROADSUN CITY BLVD. (674) 301 Valencia Lakes The liaison officer also said she can be available to meet oneon-one with community leaders and is interested in learning about any community events such as Sun City Centers Fun Fest or South County trade shows where information about the new St. Josephs could be appropriately provided. The new St. Josephs South, like other facilities in its network, is expected to offer public programs with a health care focus tailored to the needs of the communities it serves, Martin said. For example, at other related hospitals, features such as Ladies Night Out zeroing in on health issues of specific concern to women and For Parish Nurses, aiming at supportive information for congregations, have been conducted. I want to know what the various segments of the South County wish to learn about or participate in at the new St. Josephs South, she added. Martin, who led the South Florida Baptist Foundation headquartered in Plant City, for more than 16 years and is credited with building it from scratch, has held only one other job during her adult career, she said. She also worked for Tampa Electric Company in marketing and energy management capacities for 32 years. My working life has not been 8 to 5, she noted, indicating that variety and spontaneity are job descriptions she particularly values. Ground has been broken for the new hospital campus in the southeast corner of Big Bend Road and Simmons Loop. Grading of the acreage currently is underway for what eventually will be the site of the multi-specialty medical facility with 90 patient suites and 22 observation rooms. The first structure to rise on the site is to be the St. Josephs South Professional Office Building located in the northeast corner of the campus, said Lisa Patterson, BayCare spokesperson. Architecturally similar to St. Josephs North, which opened last year in northwest Hillsborough County, St. Josephs South is scheduled to take in patients beginning during the first quarter of 2015. Its service area is expected to be all of the South County as well as Brandon and East Tampa, Patterson said. Martin noted that she expects to be on the staff when the new facility opens in about two years working to get people excited about better access to health care and about their options in the health realm. She can be contacted at Judy.Martin@ BayCare.org Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonSt. Josephs Hospital liaison now at work %  JUDY MARTIN Apollo Beach students give backStudents, parents and staff at Apollo Beach Elementary have been gathering good, used clothing and shoes for a drive to help those less fortunate across the globe. Any items in poor condition are recycled into other textiles and sold. The profits earned by the parent company are then used to purchase water purification systems in third world countries as well. Last weeks donations weighed in at 850 pounds. The school is hoping to match that amount this week, which is also the final week for the event. The children pictured are from Ms. ONeills first grade class. The staff and parents are proud of the students for recognizing that giving to and helping others is imperative and that youre not too young to impact your world.County Extension Service to host plant auction Hillsborough County Extension Service is holding its annual plant auction at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Road, in Dover Parking is free and admission to the fair is $7 for adults, $5 students (6 years old through High School) and children 5 years or younger are free. Hillsborough County Extension Service, The Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, and the Hillsborough County Fair invite everyone whos looking for a great deal on great plants for Tampa Bay area landscapes to their Annual Plant Auction. This action will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds. This a unique opportunity to purchase quality plants donated by local growers at wholesale prices! Landscape shrubs, trees, ground covers, flowering annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets, and houseplants will be available as well as gardening supplies and fertilizers. Items will be sold in both live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit youth ornamental horticulture activities and scholarships for area college students pursuing horticultural careers. After the auction enjoy the rest of the day at the Hillsborough County Fair. You can enter the Fairgrounds through the Sydney Road entrance, turning north from Highway 60. For more information call Shawn Steed, Hillsborough County Extension Service at 813-744-5519.

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4 OCTOBER 4, 2012By 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.net Karen Worley. ...Display Advertising Rep. karen@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Carol MacAlister. ...Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net Chere Simmons. ....Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept: Award-Winning Newspapers I met a man who was scrubbing a washroom in a truck stop and I complimented him on the great job he was doing. The rest room sparkled and if you have traveled much, you know this is not the norm for truck stops. Not only was he a hard worker, but he also was very pleasant, again not the norm for truck stops. I asked him for his name stating that I would like to commend him to his boss for both his attitude and his work. To my surprise, he smiled and said, I am the boss. I have to admit that I was somewhat surprised that the boss was cleaning toilets and kiddingly asked, Whats the matter is the owner too cheap to hire sufficient help? His smile disappeared and he said, I am the owner. I knew that it was time to open my mouth and remove my foot. I apologized. He accepted my apology and then, over coffee, he explained what the owner of a very successful truck stop operation was doing cleaning toilets. 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Pay the prorated membership fee for the remainder of 2012. Join by De cember 31, 2012 and the one-time Certificate and the Initiation F ee will be reduced by 50%. Pay the prorated membership fee for the remainder of 2012. Couple and Single memberships are available. The Single membership includes a social membership for a person living in the same household. Caloosas current annual dues are $3,000* for a single and $4,000* for couples. *Taxes not included. For more information please call Gary Adcock, Director of Membership at (813) 944-2020 or visit our website www.golfcaloosa.com New Member Promotion Through De cember 31, 2012 Caloosa Golf & Co untry Club 2115 Caloosa Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33 573 BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books years ago, he came from what was once Yugoslavia. He landed here in the United States with very little money and was unable to speak the language. He said that during his first few years here, he cleaned a lot of toilets and did many other jobs most Americans wouldnt do. He admitted he didnt want to either, but it was a means to an end. Marcus routinely worked 12-hour days, seven days a week. Then after the work day ended, he went to school to learn English and later some business skills. During the first seven years, he lived in a single room and his only entertainment was a second hand black and white television that a trucker gave him for polishing his truck. In about the eighth year, Marcus got a job at this very truck stop. He had put aside a fair sized nest egg from his wages over the previous years and had invested wisely. The man who owned the truck stop was not a very good businessman and was literally running it into the ground. When Marcus offered to buy the operation with a fair down payment, on the condition that the owner finance the purchase, the owner jumped at the deal. Marcus told me he felt the owner figured that this brash kid from Europe would probably fail and that he could foreclose and keep the down payment. That was not to happen. In fact, the loan was paid off in just seven yearswhich brings us to now, and my original question about why the owner of such a profitable operation was spending his time cleaning toilets. Marcus told me that although he still works 10to 12-hour days and, granted, only six days per week, he still works one shift per week doing the dirty things that need to be done. He feels that if the employees see that he is willing to scrub toilets and make them shine, they will be more likely to follow his example than his words. As I looked around his operation, the truth of his theory was hard to dispute. I cannot remember seeing a cleaner, more organized store. The staff was as cheerful and helpful as he was and they all seemed to like him very much. So why am I telling you this story? I think that many times, we lose sight of the opportunities that are all around us in this wonderful land. Marcus said that Americans are born with a silver spoon in their mouths and for some, it almost chokes them and they are not hungry enough to compete. Maybe he is right. In the good book, it says, For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required. We have been given much. We must be willing to work hard and use those gifts to keep America strong. Some will complain that people such as Marcus come here and take jobs from real Americans, but I believe that their success shows us the way and they serve a very viable purpose. They show us how real Americans can prosper; each one of us can if we will only try.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 5 $595 $995 Fall Special COMPLETE DINNER$1095 Apollo Beach Womans Club to host luncheon meeting next weekThe Apollo Beach Womans Club will welcome new and returning members to its second luncheon meeting of the 2012-13 year on Wednesday, Oct.10, at Little Harbor in Ruskin, FL. The meeting will be presided over by Judy Peck, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with socializing, followed by lunch and the program Community Foundation 101 beginning at noon. Local entertainers Lew Resseguie and Barbara VanEycken will be the featured speakers. Lew and Barbara sit on the Council of the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center and will be explaining the basics about the donor and the grant process. The Apollo Beach Womans Club was founded 54 years ago by a group of women who wished to contribute to the community by providing college scholarships to Apollo Beach high school graduates. The club has now grown to over 150 members who not only provide scholarships to graduates but have expanded their help to the community by supplying clothing to the two elementary schools, assisting families in need with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and providing Christmas gifts under their tree. The past 3 years the ABWC has also awarded scholarships to Apollo Beach youngsters to attend the summer camp at the Rec. Center. Luncheon tickets are $16. Reservations must be made by the Friday (Oct. 5) prior to the meeting by calling Deanna Anest, (813) 938-3641 or e-mail hookr06@hotmail.com. From left: Nancy Vance, Treasurer; Stephanie Betz, Secretary; Sharon Vasquez, 2nd Vice President-Membership; Louise Smith, 1st Vice President-Programs; Judy Peck, President and Phyllis Elsberry, Installing Officer. (Absent: Deanna Anest, 3rd Vice PresidentMembership Meetings).Free kids programs at SouthShore Regional LibrarySouthShore Regional Libary is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The Golden Goose Friday, Oct. 5 10:30 a.m. When the youngest of three sons sets off to cut wood in the forest, he shares what little food he has with an old woman. As a result of his kindness, he finds a golden goose. Witness how the goose helps him make his fortune, win the hand of the princess, and inherit the kingdom. Follow this journey as actors and puppets use the help of the audience to unfold the story. For children ages 4 years and up. Presented by Creative Arts Theatre of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department. Baby Time Monday, Oct. 8 1:35 to 1:55 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 9 11:35 to 11:55 a.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 10 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Crafternoon Monday, Oct. 8th 3 to 4 p.m. For children in grades K-5. Join the childrens librarian and create colorful and fun crafts to take home. Registration is required. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273.3652. This is school early-release Monday. Juggling Round the World Monday, Oct. 8th 7 to 7:40 p.m. For children ages 5 to 12. Follow Lippo Polo around the world on a unicycle, juggling in different ports. See the Hawaiian poi balls, the Japanese umbrella, Chinese Yo-Yo, and many more different types of juggling. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Toddler Time Tuesday, Oct. 9 10:05 to 10:25 a.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 10 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Oct. 9 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 10 11 to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Wee Artists: Lets Create! Tuesday, Oct.9 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will join our art instructor for a fun afternoon creating an art project to take home. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273.3652. Teen Night: Anime Club Thursday, Oct. 11 5 to 8 p.m. For middle and high school students. Come join us for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Family Story Time Thursday, Oct. 11 7 to 7:30 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion Friday, Oct. 12 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. and 10:45 11:15 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers ~ Join us for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Quilts for a CauseThe Thrift Store at the Mary & Martha House will hold its 4th annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. This year, handmade quilts and blankets made by local organizations will be available for sale. All furniture, housewares and appliances will be on sale, and shoppers are encouraged to Barter for Bargains. Shoppers will also be able to fill a bag of clothing for $4. Proceeds from the sale will help to buy Christmas gifts for the children in the organizations program. Mary & Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing and support services to abused and homeless women and their dependent children. For more information or to make a donation, call (813) 645-7874.Political forum takes place Oct. 11A 2012 Political Forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Riverview. Hosted by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, the evening has been designed to educate and bring awareness to the community and give the candidates an opportunity to speak on issues affecting the community on the local and state levels. There will a cash bar and appetizers will be provided. There is no charge to attend and seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/ Riverview/Brandon is located at 4328 Garden Vista Drive in Riverview. Standing-room-only crowds are expected. RSVPs may be made at www.RiverviewChamber.com or call the Riverview Chamber office (813) 234-5944 for more information.A Halloween party to die forThe Annual Pallbearers Ball Halloween Costume Party will be held 7 to10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at 1851 Rickenbacker Drive in Sun City Center. The cost is $10 and one canned food item per person. The proceeds will benefit The Lords Lighthouse Ministry Food Pantry in Ruskin. Prizes will be given for the Most Original Costume, Most Creative, Scariest Costume and Best Couples Costume. This event is sponsored by Mike and Yvonne Langjahr.Weight Watchers Riverview hosts HomecomingWeight Watchers Riverview will host a Homecoming Celebration event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at its location in Riverview, featuring: Set Your Sails for Success keynote presentation by professional speaker/author Gary Mull St. Pete Rock n Roll Half Marathon presentation and discounted registrations Success stories, Lifetime Member celebrations, product demonstrations, refreshments, discounts, prizes, healthy recipes, and more. The event is free, open to the public. Weight Watchers Riverview is located at 10629 Big Bend Rd., Riverview (behind Panera Bread) For more information, call (813) 672-0902 or email janet@optibility.com.

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TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546 8002 Gunn Hwy., TampaMOBILE 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? 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 irrelevant not everything new is better than what is now old. It also doesnt mean that Americans should not look back now and again. Our forebears might have already provided the best solutions for present and future problems. In the past, after all, are wisdom, knowledge and experience. Imagine a mild evening with a cool autumn breeze. The laughter of children can be heard, playing outside as only children can play with imaginations not yet constrained by lifes pressure and adult cynicism. It is a beautiful evening, you are comfortable, unmistakably content and, as a voice comes over the aluminum loudspeaker hanging from the driver-side window, you hear another voice just to your right. You turn to follow the voice and see the gorgeous young woman or dashing young man you married all those years ago. The movie is about to start and she is asking if youd like some of her popcorn. It is freshly popped with butter. Off in the distance, just below the huge screen of the Ruskin Family Drive-In, you can hear your own childs laughter. It matters not if it really is your child, or if, in reality, your children already have children of their own. You can hear it. You can remember. And right now, you are happy. Those are American memories. More than a half-century ago, drive-in theaters were hugely popular and existed almost exclusively in this country. As the pace of life became frantic and land values soared, drive-ins have become increasingly scarce. That, however, does not mean they have been eclipsed by something better in the name of progress they have not. At the Ruskin Family Drive-In, the problems of everyday life are left behind at the ticket booth. Inside, for less than the cost of a single ticket at a megaplex theater, an entire family can enjoy two first-run movies under the Florida stars with an old-fashioned, family-run snack bar. Progress has not achieved much that is better than that. Photographer Carl Weese has made a name for himself documenting drive-in theaters across America. Some of the theaters he sees through his lens are still in business, many are abandoned, some just ruined hulks of screens showing only fading memories. Hundreds of others have seen the value of Weeses work, of documenting the uniquely American Drive-In Movie Theater. He put the project out on Kickstarter. com, a website used to allow people to donate towards funding creative projects, with a goal to raise $8,800 to help with the expenses involved. As of this week, he has raised more than $17,000. On October 14, Weese will bring his cameras and his talents to Ruskins Firehouse Cultural Center as the 2012 Fall Artistin-Residence. His residency will open with an Artist Talk & Talk-Back on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The talk will be held at the cultural center and is free and open to the public. As with the centers previous artists-in-residence, Weese will work with South County young people, visiting with high school photography students. On Oct. 17 from beginning at 6:30 p.m., Weese will share his experience from his highly successful Kickstarter campaign. The informal session is for artists, performers, teachers and anyone interested in learning about project development and finding financial and other support through crowd sourcing. On October 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Weese will hold a large format camera demonstration, which will include information on just how a camera actually works to seeing the world focused through an 8x10 inch piece of ground glass. The demonstration is free for members, students and school faculty and $10 for nonmembers. Also as part of his residency, Weese will include two unique activities. Rather than simply bringing and sharing his talent to the South County community, Weese will immerse himself in it, photographing the Ruskin DriveIn and creating a small body of photographs based on the environs of the area. It is hoped that a documentary project, sharable with the world on the web, will emerge as a result. The other unique activity in his residency is a two-day Digital Photography Intensive Workshop to be held Oct. 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. That is a hands-on workshop for people with a basic understanding of digital photography who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in camera handling and exposure control, workflow from the moment of exposure to print or electronic output, color management, and efficient file management and archiving of photos. While several recognized photographers hold such workshops in a handful of the nations largest cities, it is an extremely rare event for an established and successful photographer to bring such an opportunity close to home. The workshop is limited to 10 participants and costs $245 for members and $275 for non-members. Photography is all about chasing light and Florida is a perfect example of that. The Ruskin DriveIn at high noon takes on a much different look in photographs than it does at dusk. Capturing the light maintains threads to the past. It shows what continues to work and helps to avoid repeating often painful and costly mistakes in documenting what has failed. Carl Weese is a light chaser, a successful photographer who has been showcased in national magazines and in the New York Times. On October 14, hell bring his cameras and his talent to the Firehouse Cultural Center as the fall Artist-in-Residence. It is a unique residency that will not only highlight and share his work and knowledge, but also will add to that body of work in chasing the South Hillsborough light. Here he will find a fertile ground of progress with strong threads to the best elements of the past. The Ruskin Family Drive-In is among the last of the nations familyowned theaters and there the light and laughter are perfect, both in person and through the lens. For more information on the Firehouse Cultural Center or registration for the two-day photography workshop, visit www. firehouseculturalcenter.org. For more information about Carl Weese, visit www.carlweese.com. Artist-in-Residence Carl Weese events at a glance:Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.: Artist Talk & Talk-Back. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m.: Information session for artists, photographers, teachers and crowd sourcing. Weese will discuss his highly successful Kickstarter campaign. Thursday, Oct. 18 from 4:30 6 p.m.: Large format camera demonstration. Free for cultural center members, students and school faculty, $10 for nonmembers. Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Digital Photography Intensive Workshop. This is a rare opportunity to learn techniques from a recognized professional on the spectrum from exposure to output. Register early as the workshop is limited to 10 participants. $245 for members, $275 for nonmembers. To register or for further houseculturalcenter.org. Cultural center welcomes Fall Artist-in-Residence %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTORenovations at the Firehouse Cultural Center are ongoing with the major work hopefully completed in November. The center is located at 101 1st Avenue NE in Ruskin.

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Exp. 10/15/12Visit 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 Golftober Savings The job fair was the brainchild of County Commissioner Sandra L. Murman, the vice chair (and currently the only woman) on the Hillsborough County Commission. Murman represents the countywide District 1, elected in 2010. She also served the area as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1996 to 2004. South County is very close to my heart, said Murman, who has family living in Apollo Beach. With the challenges we are facing in the downturn of the economy, the most important thing we can do in county government is to help our unemployed and underemployed citizens find jobs. Murman pointed out that when more people are working, more are saving and spending money at local businesses and in that way, the economy improves. Commissioner Murmans aides Della Cury and Jeffery Huggins took the helm of arranging the event in cooperation with representatives of the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance based in Tampa that opened a branch at the Ruskin service center earlier this year. Chris Rivera, business services director from the Workforce Alliances corporate office, was on hand for the job fair and said it had exceeded the Alliances expectations. While about 150 job-seekers were expected, more than 250 showed up, starting at 7:30 a.m. We werent going to open the doors until 8:30, said Huggins. But we opened up at 8 because there were already some people waiting outside. Rivera and Huggins said this was the first such event been held jointly in South County although similar job fairs have been held in the northern part of the county. Huggins said the last two weeks were hectic as he and others manned phones making certain there would be a good range of employers present to interview those seeking work. We saw employers in retail, education, transportation and for both state and county jobs, Huggins said. Small businesses owned and operated by an individualwere also represented, like Immaculate Janitorial Service, LLC, based in Brandon, owned and run by LaShunda Mangum. My service covers three counties, she said. Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. I interviewed 25 people for 6 openings. There are a lot of qualified people seeking jobs. It was good to see both large and small businesses represented, Huggins said. We had a man from Fed X come over from Daytona Beach. We also had people from the local Home Depot and Lowes. Cookies and drinks were provided by Publix. The event took between 30 and 45 days to plan, Huggins said. We really made a hard push these last two weeks to be sure there were plenty of employers, Huggins stated. It was worth it. The morning exceeded everyones expectations. To find out more about the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance stop by the South Shore Regional Service Center, 410 30th Street, Ruskin, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit www. workforcetampa.com.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOHillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman sponsored the job fair that was held at the SouthShore Regional Service Center on Sept. 28. South County job fair exceeds expectations%  PENN Y FLETCHERETCHER PHOTOPHOTOSLaShunda Mangum, president of Immaculate Janitorial Service, LLC, takes a quick break after interviewing more than 25 people at the Sept. 28 job fair held at the South Shore Regional Service Center in Ruskin. At the next table, Steve Goodfriend, strategic partnership manager for Rasmussen College talks about on-line job openings with Marlene Elizabeth Taylor-Williams of Ruskin. A steady stream of job-seekers talked with more than 30 employers from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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8 OCTOBER 4, 2012 Made in America! In Tampa, Crowley Marine christens American-built vessels%  mitch@observernews.netTAMPA If someone tells you that nothing is made in America anymore, Crowley Marine Corporation has something to show you; a very large example that proves that America does indeed still make things big things. On Sept. 27, corporate executives mingled with crewmembers as Crowley Marine formally christened a new 330,000-barrel petroleum tank vessel in Tampa. The entire vessel, a barge that is 95 feet longer than the 100 North Tampa building, the tallest skyscraper on Floridas Gulf coast, and a powerful tug to ply the barge through the bay and gulf waters, was made entirely in the U.S.A. And more than that, the ships crew of 14 and the permanent Tampa shore-side crew of four are all American citizens. The tugboat, Legend, and barge, 750-2, are the second articulated-tug-barges (ATB) of their class in the Crowley Marine fleet of 17 vessels. The first ATB, Legacy/750-1, was christened in November of last year. The third, Liberty/750-3, is currently under construction and is expected to be in service in the first half of 2013. The vessels work primarily between U.S. Gulf and east coast ports, including regular calls to the Port of Tampa. In total, Crowley vessels discharge 163 million gallons of petroleum products each month in Tampa. The 750-2 barge was constructed at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the tugboat Legend was constructed by Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington. Together, the ATB measures 674 feet in length. The christening ceremony at the Port of Tampa included representatives from Crowley Marine, the shipyards that built the vessels, Crowley clients and vessels sponsors who conducted the age-old, time-honored tradition of formally christening the vessels with breaking bottles of champagne on the bows. A celebratory reception followed at the nearby Florida Aquarium. The sponsors were Joan Grune, wife of Crowley Vice President Rob Grune, christening Legend and Christina Qualls, wife of Greg Qualls of Marathon Petroleum Company, christening 750-2. Rob Grune of Crowley said, This is a celebration. This is a time to celebrate success and to recognize the hard work of a lot of people. Referring to Crowley Marines relationship with Marathon Petroleum, he said, We work together to ensure best practices and to ensure safety. We are confident that, like the first of its kind, Legend/750-2 will also exceed industry standards for the safest possible transportation of petroleum and chemical products. Greg Qualls of Marathon Petroleum backed up that statement by saying, Over our 11-year partnership, Crowley has delivered more than 11.5 billion gallons of product to Marathon and has released less than one gallon into the water. That track record apparently includes attention to small details, as well. The christening ceremony began with instructions for how to exit the pier in the event of an emergency and pointing out the fire extinguishers that had been mounted on the poles of the tent erected for the ceremony. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the captain and crew of Legend/750-2 were introduced and received a standing ovation. Qualls said they were a vital part of the successful relationship between the two companies and he thanked them for being part of the team. The ceremony ended with all eyes on the vessels, solemn prayers for the success and safety of the vessels and the crew, and the loud clanks of glass on metal and champagne streaming down the bows, eliciting cheers from the guests. Legend/750-2, however, didnt get to bask in the celebration for long. By 6 p.m. that night, the vessel was already at work and underway, bound for Garyville, Louisiana. A working vessel, yes, but also a ship of souls and dreams sailing into the setting sun in the Gulf of Mexico, proudly bearing the label, Made in the U.S.A. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSSponsor Joan Grune breaks a bottle of champagne over the bow of Legend during a time-honored ceremony to christen the vessels. Legend Captain Tom Lenfestey, in front of the barge 750/2 as the 14-member crew is introduced during christening ceremony. The crew of ATB Legend / 750-2 stands proudly before their vessel during the christening ceremony.

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It is amazing that a fish of that size can do so many jumps high in the air. This game fish has no food value and is a trophy fish, often displayed on anglers walls. It takes hours to boat them, and often the fish is now, lost much of its energy, but it is best to release them. Have patience and slowly help him back in the water. Of course snap a photo to brag about or to give to your taxidermist for your trophy. From your photo you will have lasting memories. You must have a $50 tag on your license to make the catch or to have a tarpon on your boat. It is against the law to spear or snag this fish. Mullet are the hot topic this week. A cast net is important in catching this fish. Most all bait shops sell these nets, and will show you how to make a complete circle over the school of mullet before you pull the string on your net. If you throw your net right and read the water where the school is, you will have enough fish for dinner, with one cast of the net. This fish has a gizzard and is a vegetarian. Now we are having shorter days and the water has cooled down with fish of all species migrating our way. It is the time of the year that if you drop a line you will get some kind of fish, every time. Black drum are schooling in large numbers in our rivers and canals. This fish does not excite most anglers, as black drum often are full of worms, and to some are considered a trash fish. However, there are those who are having a ball, catching these fish with an average weight of nine pounds. They are landing some at 20 pounds. I looked up the largest on record which weighed in at 115 pounds and was caught in Tampa Bay by a tourist from Illinois. Florida pompano are out in our waterways waiting for you to cast them a live shrimp. The average pompano is 2 pounds with an excellent food value. I often wonder why I dont see more caught. Weeks go by and I hardly ever see this fish on any boats that come in from a day of fishing. Some lucky anglers this week saw many dolphins at play along side of their boat. A dolphin is said to be the most beautiful of all game fish. Its gorgeous coloring is like a rainbow. They also are known as the fastest fish that swims. Redfish are out there in schools, but catches have been few this week. As one angler explained, there are plenty redfish out there, but they seem to be playing Hide and Seek. Scallop season is now over. From all reports it was a great season this year. This week the lady captains will have a Hooked on Hope breast cancer fishing tournament. A grand slam for the ladies, a snook, a redfish, and a trout will be the fish of the day. Large mouth bass, pan fish, and fresh catfish are the catches of the week for freshwater anglers. Be thankful for our local waterways, the sea breeze that you are breathing, and the beauty of our sunsets, but watch the weather and always fish together.By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Tarpon trophies are worth the troubleBeef OBrady hosts Spirit NightOn Oct. 10, Beef OBradys on Apollo Beach Blvd. will donate a portion of the proceeds from every order between 4 and 8 p.m. to the Lennard High School Colorguard. There will also be raffle tickets to purchase for various prizes (dont have to be present to win). All funds will go to the purchase of new equipment.Reddick Elementary needs Advisory Council volunteersReddick Elementary School is seeking community members to join its School Advisory Council. The school requests just a little bit of time, about an hour a month, and a lot of heart to help make its students education the best it can be. The School Advisory Council (SAC), an integral part of the school, is responsible for identifying the academic needs of all students, developing a School Improvement Plan at the beginning of each year, and reviewing data to ensure that Reddick Elementary is meeting the needs of children. Members of the SAC Team include the principal, teachers, non-instructional staff, parents, and business/community leaders. Members are asked to attend one meeting a month. Meetings are held usually on the first Monday of the month and last no more than one hour; however, this may change based on a vote by the committee. The first meeting will be on Oct. 15; the next will be the second Monday in January, and will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Anyone interested in serving on Reddick Elementarys School Advisory Council for the 2012-2013 school year should contact Stacey Kaminski at (813) 634-0809, ext. 237, or by emailing her at Stacey. Kaminski@sdhc.k12.fl.us. Reddick Elementary is located at 325 West Lake Dr., Wimauma; off of State Road 674 and east of US 301. Rowdies Earn 2nd Consecutive Fair Play AwardThe Tampa Bay Rowdies have earned the 2012 NASL Fair Play Award, given annually to the team that compiles the best discipline record during the regular season. The winner of the award is determined by a weighted accumulation of yellow cards and red cards throughout the regular season. This is the second consecutive year that Tampa Bay has earned this award. The Rowdies will play the first leg of the NASL Semifinals the weekend of Oct. 5-7.

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10 OCTOBER 4, 2012 Boyette Elementary announces Terrific KidsBoyette Springs Elementary would like to congratulate its Terrific Kids for September 2012. They are as follows: Kindergarten: Maya Wohlwend, Lillian King, Phoebe Hubbell, Rianna Gilaj, and Kylee Bido. 1st Grade: Rylee Perry, Isabella Santiago, Anabelle Tidwell, Vanessa Villa, Kaylee Cribbs, and David Quintana. 2nd Grade: Hannah Gawelczyk, Victor Peinado, Miranda Peinado, Kaylee Hurtt, and Anthony Boyle. 3rd Grade: Angelina Sciortino, Hennis Washington, Alison Crain, Stephen Prebich, and Deirdre Wright 4th Grade: Molly OLaker, Jacqueline Rubio, Ellie Waring, Maya Williams, and Izabella Gudel 5th Grade: Cameron Cramer, Olivia Frazier, Mason Knowlton, Samaria Woodberry, and Elmer Eubanks. Dear Savvy Senior, In the news last month there was a public health alert urging all baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C. Is this really necessary, and if so, what are the testing and treatment procedures? Weary Wanda Dear Wanda, If youre a baby boomer, getting tested for hepatitis C would be a wise decision because boomers are five times more likely to have this virus than other generations, and most people that have it dont realize it. Those that are infected are at very high risk of eventually developing liver cancer, cirrhosis or other fatal liver diseases. Heres what else you should know. CDC Recommendations The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that all Americans born from 1945 through 1965 get a hepatitis C test. The reason is because baby boomers account for 75 percent of the 3 million or so hepatitis C cases in the U.S., even though they make up only 27 percent of the total population. Most hepatitis C infections occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, before there were tests to detect them and before the nations blood supply was routinely screened for the virus. Hepatitis C is transmitted only through blood, so anyone who received either a blood transfusion or an organ transplant prior to 1992 is at increased risk. So are health-care workers exposed to blood, and people who injected drugs through shared needles. The virus can also be spread through microscopic amounts of infected blood that could occur during sex, from sharing a razor or toothbrush, or getting a tattoo or body piercing at an unsterile shop. But the biggest part of the problem is the symptomless nature of this disease. Most people that have hepatitis C dont have any symptoms until their liver becomes severely damaged. It can actually take 30 years for people to show any signs of the virus, but by then, it may be too late to treat. But if its detected in time, new treatments are now available that can cure it. Testing and Treatment If youre between ages 47 to 67, or fall into one of the previously listed high risk categories, you should see your primary care doctor for a basic blood test to determine whether you have ever been infected with hepatitis C. This is a relatively inexpensive test and typically covered by health insurance under routine medical care. If youre not covered, the test will run $30 to $35. If the test is negative, no further tests are needed. But, if the test is positive, youll need another test called HCV RNA which will show whether the virus is still active. This test runs between $100 and $250 if youre not covered by insurance. If you test positive, you have chronic hepatitis C and will need to talk to your doctor about treatment options. If youre infected, but have no liver damage, your doctor should monitor your liver at your annual physical. The main treatments for chronic hepatitis C today are new antiviral medications that have a 75 percent cure rate. Your doctor may recommend a combination of these medications which are typically taken over a 24-to-48 week time period. But, be aware that the side effects can be grueling and may cause extreme fatigue, fever, headaches and muscle aches. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine currently available to prevent hepatitis C, although studies are under way to develop one. Savvy tips: For more information about testing and treatment for hepatitis C, along with a quick, online quiz you can take to determine your risks, see the CDCs website at cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis. You can also get information over the phone by calling the national toll-free HELP-4-HEP helpline at 877-435-7443. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller HouseMaster Partners with Susan G. Komen for the CureHouseMaster, the first and one of the largest home inspection franchise companies in North America, has announced that they have partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure during October to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Owners of HouseMaster franchises in the Ruskin area will support the fundraising effort by donating a portion of the fee for every home inspection and every Realtor office talk conducted during the month-long campaign. In fact, this support will be echoed across North America with every HouseMaster franchise. As part of the campaign, the company will also donate money to Komen for every attendee to the national webinar it is hosting as well as any office talks given to Realtors by one of its professional home inspectors. The webinar will showcase the many ways a professional home inspection is of value to home buyers, sellers and real estate professionals. It is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Those interested in attending should visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/319295456 to sign-up. For more information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure at 1-877 GO KOMEN or visit www.komen.org. Take a look at astronomyMany people who decide to take up astronomy as a hobby are quickly overwhelmed by the myriad choices in equipment. In an upcoming free course at the Riverview Branch Library, Craig MacDougal takes a step-by-step approach to boil down the process to a few key principles. How to Get started in Astronomy will be presented at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. This course is only for adults, who must register in advance at the Reference Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. The library is locatedd at 10509 Riverview Dr. in Riverview. Ruskin Womans Club hosts cemetery cleanupThe Ruskin Womans Club needs some volunteers from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, for their Cemetery Clean-Up & Hot Dog Social. All ages are welcome at this community event, set for Ruskin Memorial Park at the end of First St. SW. Participants are asked to bring their families, friends and neighbors, as well as gloves, rakes, pruning shears, small limb saws and flat-blade shovels. The cemetery is a nonprofit, community-owned park. For more information, call Debbie at (813) 892-7235.Congressman Ross hosts Academy DayCongressman Dennis Ross will be hosting Academy Day at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.13 at the James West Reserve Center in Lakeland. Local high school students interested in learning more about the opportunities available at the five U.S. Service Academies are invited to attend. Congressman Ross said, Each year I have the honor of nominating some of Central Floridas brightest students to the U.S. Service Academies. The process of obtaining an appointment is a competitive one, and my staff and I want to do everything we can to assist students with navigating the application and nomination process. Representatives from the U.S. Air Force, Naval, Military, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard Academies will be present to discuss the requirements, commitments and benefits of attending a service academy. Families of interested students, school officials and guidance counselors are encouraged to attend as well. The James B. West Reserve Center is located at 905 North Ingraham Ave. in Lakeland. Formal presentations will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a Q&A, and visits with Academy representatives. For more information on the service academy nomination process or to view the application for nomination, visit the Congressmans website, dennisross.house.gov. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Gordon Turner prepares for opening of Blue Fish Blitz.Baobab Tree Gallery opens tomorrow The Baobab Tree Gallery in Bradenton opens for the season Friday, Oct. 5, with Blue Fish Blitz, in association with the Village of the Arts: A River of Art in Blue Celebration.The opening coincides with the Villages First Friday Art Walk, from 6 9 p.m. The gallery is also open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The Baobab Tree is celebrating its ninth year in the Village of the Arts. The gallery displays an eclectic mix of items that include fine art, design pieces, and whimsical art and jewelry. The collection is diverse and often reflects owners Christine and Gordon Turners travels. This year they added works from Vermont and the Southwest. Christine and Gordon also display their own work, which is produced in their studios adjoining the gallery. Look for the purple house with giant roosters in the front at 1113 12th St. W. in Bradenton. For in formation, call (941) 447-3795

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 11 DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660www.doveinteriorscarpetone.com DURING NA TIONAL KAR AST AN MONTHS ave Now is the time to save on Gorgeous Karastan Carpet!0% Financing Available Factory Rebates up to $5 off per sq. yard! First phase won county-wide award in 2009 %  penny@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH Concrete pouring and installation of solar panels are the first visible signs of the second phase of a large expansion project at Tampa Electric Companys Manatee Viewing Center at the far west end of Big Bend Road. The Viewing Center is traditionally closed during the summer months and reopens Nov. 1 when manatees begin to gather near TECOs Apollo Beach power plant to be in the warm waters generated by the plant. We took the opportunity during the closing to pave the parking lot with environmentallysound permeable concrete, add a sidewalk through the parking lot, and install eight more solar trees to power the Education Building at the Viewing Center, said TECO spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs. Adding eight solar panels will bring the number to 16, she added. TECO staff plans to spend a day some time in October planting new landscaping at the Viewing Center. There is already an award-winning butterfly garden at the site. Weather permitting, by the time the center reopens, there will be a walking trail that extends for almost a mile with explanatory nature plaques along the way. The Viewing Center will continue to be a free attraction, Jacobs said. TECO owns land on both sides of Dickman Drive between Big Bend and Noonan Branch roads and has begun other projects there as well, including two phases of wetland restoration on 24 acres south of the Viewing Center. This area surrounds TECOs Community Area, which currently has a covered patio area for events and is the site of the annual Manatee Arts Festival. Two weeks ago, youth from Dowdell Middle Magnet School in Tampaa school that focuses on environmental educationplanted native grasses in that area. In April, TECO employees and their families had re-planted more than 8,000 native marsh grasses and plants as part of a partnership between TECO and the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The project, called the Newman Branch Creek Fisheries Habitat Restoration Project, is on-going, and represents the first time the water management districts Surface Water Improvement Management (SWIM) program has worked with a private landowner to conduct habitat restoration. Earlier in the year, TECO agreed to place the parcel under a conservation easement to protect the fishery habitat. The salt marsh area had been channeled more than 60 years ago to prevent flooding, and much habitat was lost, Jacobs explained. What is happening now is the second phase of the project. The first phase began in 2007 at Newman Branch Creek (which crosses Noonan Branch and Dickman roads) to restore fresh water and brackish wetlands and re-establish the creeks natural contours. The first phase of the project received the Environmental Project of the Year Award from the Hillsborough County Planning Commission in 2009. The project was originally proposed by Ecosphere Restoration Institute Inc., a nonprofit collaboration of biologists specializing in habitat restoration and management. Ecosphere also got nearly $200,000 in funding for the second phase of the project now in progress through grants from SWFWMD, the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In September, the Florida Aquarium and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission formed a partnership with TECO for a conservation and technology park at the south end of the TECO-owned property. Second phase of Apollo Beach environmental project begins PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOWhile Tampa Electric Companys free Manatee Viewing Center is closed until Nov. 1 for its regular summer-fall closing, much work is being done, including putting in eight more solar panels, which will make a total of 16 and will create enough solar energy to power the Education Center portion of the facility. Conceptual plans for the area owned by Tampa Electric Company, which runs along the west side of Dickman Road between Noonan Branch and Big Bend roads, show details for a Conservation and Energy Park and also details of the Center for Conservation within that park. Although the habitat restoration and some other work has begun at the site, TECO has not yet set a target date for completion of the project. About 200,000 people a year visit the Manatee Viewing Center, and hopes are high that many more than that will use the conservation park. The park will feature both indoor and outdoor energy exhibits, including renewable energy alternatives; habitat and animal rescue programs and a saltwater fish hatchery. While the details of the park are still in the conceptual phase, the partnerships vision is clearly focused on demonstrating the potential for technology and nature to work together harmoniously for the greater good of the community and the state, Jacobs said.

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14 OCTOBER 4, 2012 1/2 Lb. Angus Burger $ 6 95 Chefs SpecialSunday Brunch Dont want to miss this! Chefs Special for Dinner 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase Crab and Fried Fish ALL YOU CAN EAT Small winery aims to meet gold standard the old fashioned way By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netDUETTE Theres a winery here built by hand, with an eye always on reducing its carbon footprint, on repurposing and renewal, on preservation and protection. Its not likely ever to be large or automated or Disneyesque. Tucked away in this tiny community near the county line defining Hillsborough and Manatee, its the lifes work quite literally of Lenora and Larry Woodham. They came to it after lengthy managerial careers in the contemporary worlds of commercial real estate and retail commerce. What they do now, essentially, is grow grapes and make wine the old fashioned way. They also share this passion every day, seven days a week, with tastings and tours and talk about a subject that many Americans once considered solelythe purview of the persnickety French and those upstart Californians. Actually, though, their Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery is part of a Florida pedigree which dates back 450 years. It has been reported that the first wine ever made in the United States was fermented from Scuppernong grapes by French Huguenots in 1562 near what would become Jacksonville. Today, wineries by the dozens, many with vineyards, dot the Florida landscape and maybe 35 of them are Certified Florida Farm Wineries. Woodhams Bunker Hill is among that select group. Woodhams, their offspring launched and looking at retirement from stressful jobs, stumbled on the 23 acres abutting the north side of Bunker Hill Road about 15 years ago. In a very rural setting, it contained both wetlands and uplands as well as a comfortable two-story home. Neither of them, by virtue of the social sides of their careers, were strangers to wine. Somehow, a vineyard fit the picture. They planted the first vines a few varieties of Muscadine grapes in 1998. Growing grapes for wine is not a short term proposition, but an endeavor requiring patience and careful tending. On the other hand, Larry Woodham believed the thick-skinned Muscadines that do well in Floridas sandy soils also can make outstanding wines. A dozen years after planting those first vines, he could point to bottles supporting the contention. As the couple nurtured their vines, they also began putting into practice many of their personal principles. They left a substantial portion of the acreage in a natural state, specifically to serve as protected habitat for the wildlife pushed from phosphate mining lands to the north. It is home now to mammals, birds and reptiles, many of them endangered, Woodhams attest. And, over time, as they perfected their wine-making formula for the assorted grape varieties and other fruits, the devotion to the native wildlife would be reflected on Bunker Hill Winery labels. Today, for example, theres the Foxy Red made from the red Noble grape, Country Cat, a rose coming from the Black Beauty grape, and Wild Hawk, another red made with the wild grape. Each is a Muscadine variety. Then theres the Forest Keeper based on the white Magnolia grape and Sandy Hill made from the white Darlene and Florida Coral, a ros produced by the Supreme, all of them Muscadines. In addition, the developing vintners began experimenting with other fruits: Key Lime, orange, cherry tomato, blueberry, grapefruit, pineapple, strawberry, mango, blackberry, Florida lemon, even coconut. Each in time has been added to the Bunker Hill line, right down to Gator Tale Elderberry, made from the venerable but now rare wine fruit. Lenora Woodham suggests that both a sweet potato and a dandelion wine could join the line-up shortly. This weekend, Woodhams will introduce more newcomers for their fans, friends and visitors. From noon to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday, they plan to offer tastings of the new apple, spiced apple and sparkling apple wines just coming out of the wine cave. The entire winemaking process takes place on the Woodham property. Almost all of it done by hand. After hand-picking the fruit during multiple harvests, it is washed, pressed with the skins, given the specific additives such as yeast and/ or sugar necessary for fermentation and ultimately transferred by hand to large glass carboys, left to age undisturbed for at least a year in the climate-controlled cave. When bottled, those bottles are hand filled, hand corked, hand sealed, hand labeled. All of the Woodhams wines are unfiltered for more body and flavor, none are blended and each is made with retained fruit skins to heighten both flavor and antioxidant content. Theres a lot of goodness stored in the skins, Larry Woodham asserts. In the process, Woodhams also focus on making the operation green. The vineyard drip irrigation system, for example, is solar powered, the winery buildings are built of steel to ensure reuse if the See WINERY, page 16MELODY JAmMESON PHOTOSIts a long and careful process from hand-harvested fruit to hand-bottled wine, but Lenora Woodham takes pride in every one, in each variety. Here she shows off a bottle of Spiced Apple Sparkling now ready to come out of the wine cave. Woodhams will be introducing the new varietal to their guests during a tasting this weekend at the vineyard. With two owners thoroughly dedicated to repurposing at every possible point in the vineyard and winery operations, its no wonder unusable wine bottles would become sun-attracting glass accents in a wedding arch which seemed a natural to the Woodhams. Lenora, a Notary Public, performs both marriage and vow renewal ceremonies using the arch surrounded appropriately by the verdant, healthy and long-lasting grape vines.

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 15 SAVE UP TO 40%$39 INSTALLATIONon Karastan carpet, Americas Finest Carpet plus FREE Karastep carpet pad ($7/yd. value)ANY SIZE HOUSE, ANY SIZE ROOM, ANY CARPET. SOUTH TAMPA 1510 SOUTH MACDILL AVE. 254-4066 CARROLLWOOD 14306 N. DALE MABRY HWY. 961-1362 BRANDON 1920 W. BRANDON BLVD. 413-8313 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST And the 2012 Alpha Idol is....MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS%  mitch@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH Since August 24, the place to be on Friday nights in South Hillsborough has been Alpha Pizza Pasta Prime on Apollo Beach Blvd. where some of the areas most talented singers have been competing for the top prize in the Alpha Idol 2012 contest. On this past Friday night, as it is on most Friday nights, the lounge was packed with people children with their parents, young adults and hopefuls with stars in their eyes. One man drives in from Sebring most Friday nights to visit friends and hear some great music from the karaoke stage. Last Friday night, Sept. 29, the votes were in and the Alpha Idol winners were to be announced. As people waited for the results, others sang. A young girl camped in front of the stage looked on, perhaps dreaming of the day when shell take the stage on her own. A spontaneous group line dance broke out to another song, and then all was quiet as Charlie Zipperer was named the 2012 Alpha Idol after a six week long contest. He is posing with Alpha Pizza owner Nick Egarhos. Second place winner Andrea Paxton. Third place winner Ray Lucas. Fourth place winner Eva Peake.Fifth place winner Emily Velasco.owner Nick Egarhos took the stage to announce the winners. Of all contestants, only five would come out on top. The customers did the judging and the winners were those who received the most ballots over the course of the sixweek contest. Charlie Zipperer took first place honors, winning a certificate declaring him the 2012 Alpha Idol, along with a cash prize of $400. Andrea Paxton won second place honors, taking home a $200 cash prize. Ray Lucas won third place and a $100 prize, Eva Lil Eva Peake won fourth place and a $50 Alpha Pizza gift certificate, and Emily Velasco won fifth place and a $25 Alpha Pizza gift certificate. The Alpha Idol contest is fast becoming an annual tradition at Alpha Pizza. Though this years contest has already been decided, the singing will go on, particularly on Friday nights. Egarhos and Steve Dendrinos have owned Alpha Pizza Pasta Prime since 1989. For more information, visit their website at www.alphapizza. com.

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16 OCTOBER 4, 2012 Whatever your A/C or Heating needs, let the experienced sta and technicians at AirTime provide you with timely 24 Hr Emergency Response, professional service and quality service that is second to no one.www.AirTimeAirConditioning.net 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.-C.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., Oct. 114:00 p.m. Sun City Center structures should ever be dismantled, only real corks close the wine bottles to avoid oil-based plastics and all Bunker Hill bottles are sealed with genuine hot wax which can be recycled. Yet another recycling practice is collection of discarded wine bottles from restaurants and from customers, many of them useful for another bottling after sterilization. And the bottles that cannot be wine containers again are repurposed in some very creative ways. One of them is a concrete wall imbedded with old bottles and topped with half bottles carrying candles that can light the path to the tasting room during evening events. Another is Lenora Woodhams wedding arch, also a concrete structure containing green and amber and blue bottles through which sunlight may shine as the Notary Public conducts marriage ceremonies and vow renewals surrounded by the greenery of the vineyard. A bride approaching the arch from between the green vines makes a spectacular sight, she says. The wine masters even can provide use of a private two-bedroom home on the acreage for the wedding party or as a secluded honeymoon setting. along with a complimentary bottle of choice, of course. The Woodhams, both native southerners with an affinity for the land and a strong interest in environmental protections, make it clear their vineyard and winery are very much about Florida. There is no reason Florida cannot become a premier wine producing state, Larry emphasizes. And the objective at Bunker Hill is not mass production, he adds, but rather to be known as a creator and producer of the gold standard in Florida wines. More information about Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery can be accessed on the internet at www. bunkerhillvineyard.com. Email Woodhams at Bunkerhillvine@aol. com.Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Small winery aims to meet gold standard%  Gourds galore CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOIf youre looking for just the right pumpkin for your pie or to decorate, come to the South Bay Church pumpkin patch. Small pumpkins are $4, and larger ones (12-14 lbs.) are $8 each. The display is set up inside the church lobby at 13498 U.S.301 S., Riverview, and is open Tuesday Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday before and after worship services, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check the website for details on their upcoming Family Fall Festival, Oct. 27, which will include a free outdoor movie and carnival-type games and food. While most of the vineyard and winery labor is done by hand the better to maintain precise controls when it comes to pressing the grapes, Vestal Virgins are not required. Here Woodham flashes an okay sign as he explains how well the small mechanical press handles the thickskinned Muscadines. All Bunker Hill wines are made with the fruit skins to enhance flavor and maximize the natural antioxidantsMeELoODY JAmesonMESON photosPHOTOSAmong the several green innovations Larry and Lenora Woodham built into their grape vineyard is the drip irrigation system powered by the sun and always eagerly demonstrated. Throughout their vineyard and winery, the couple has made use of every opportunity to recycle, preserve and protect the environment.

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 17 ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Stepswww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps All bagged mulch 5 for $ 10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12Expires 10/13/12 St. Anne BingoCome celebrate the 2nd AnniversaryTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 BIGGER JACKPOTS DOOR PRIZES FREE GAME STRIP FREE CAKE Mystery Guest CallerSt. Anne Catholic Church Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows Whenever anyone mentions the game of poker, my mind immediately conjures up an image of a dark, smoke-filled basement with overweight guys in undershirts, empty beer cans littering the table. (Too many late night movies) Nowadays, its more than likely to be a brightly-lit casino where all the players are wearing sunglasses so you cant read their tell. Poker has gone high tech in this Texas Holdem world. If youve never heard of a Poker Run, its time to get educated. Most places hold them for motorcyclists. Others are done by boat, participants motoring from place to place collecting playing cards along the way. But here in Sun City Center, we play poker a slightly different wayon golf carts! Beginning this Friday and continuing the first Friday of every month through May, the Chamber of Commerce is presenting Golf Cart Poker Runs. Its simple to do. The run begins at 2 p.m. at the Chamber. Players ante in $10 to participate. They are given a map with seven business locations. On golf carts, participants proceed to each of the stops and enjoy refreshments, give-aways and banter. They will be given a playing card and sent off to the next stop. This is NOT a race! Once all of the participants have returned to the Chamber for appetizers and libations, we will see who has the best possible hand. And award the grand prize. Feeling lucky? Come join us this Friday at 2 p.m. And on Saturday, come join us for the Walk to End Alzheimers Disease at the SCC United Methodist Church. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk gets underway at 9 a.m. Its certainly not too late to make even a small donation to the Alzheimers Association. We walk in honor of those we love who have suffered from this disease. We walk in honor and gratitude for their caregivers. And we walk to protect those that come after us, hoping to find a cure before they may have to suffer as well. Come walk with us! On another note, now that its October, many places will be holding events to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hairmasters, next to Publix in Sun City Center, is one of those places. For the whole month, Hairmasters will donate 10% of the net proceeds By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce from their private label products to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. On Saturday, October 13th, they will hold the Clip for the Cure where 10% of every haircut will go to the Foundation. So if your bangs are a little shaggy, please wait another week and visit Hairmasters. The air is a little crisper, the breeze is a little softer, and the calendar is getting a little fuller as we gear up for the season! Enjoy!You, me & business: Join the poker run...SCC style MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSRuskins annual Big Draw kicked off on Sept. 29 with children, ages 5 to 12, and their parents sharing stories and making accordion books at the SouthShore Regional Library. Numerous events are on tap for the coming days and weeks including Figure Drawing for Adults with artist Bruce Marsh, taking place at the Big Draw Studio at 613 U.S. Highway 41 in Ruskin. The two-session introduction to figure drawing is sponsored by the SouthShore Arts Council and the Big Draw Studio. On Oct. 13, the International Day of Drawing will be celebrated with a Draw-a-Thon for kids ages 6 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Big Draw Studio. From 1-4 p.m. that same day will be the Big Draw & Click at the Firehouse Cultural Center. That free community event, combining drawing and photography to create images is open to all ages. For more information, visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org/programming/bigdraw-1Holiday Craft Market wants crafters, vendorsThe Summerfield Community will be hosting its 4th Annual Holiday Craft Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Summerfield Community Center, 13011 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview. Crafter registration is now open. The cost is $20/residents and $25/ non-residents per 6-foot table. Those who would like to participate should contact the Community Center at 813-671-2005 or email summerfieldsocial@gmail.com. Americas CarwashHOURS OF OPERATION: NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. 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Limit :20 Chair Yoga Tuesday, Oct. 9 & Thursday, Oct. 11 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Join local instructors from Lucky Cat Yoga in a low stress, slow movement introduction to yoga. Although geared for beginners, this hour-long session is also suitable for intermediate students. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Wednesday, Oct. 10 -10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 de-SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsSouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, vices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium English Conversation Class Wednesday, Oct. 10 1 to 2 p.m. Adults, 18 years or older, are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at (813) 273.3650. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Oct. 10 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! The Secret Tips to Successful Online Dating Wednesday, Oct. 10 6:30 p.m. Many of those interested in online dating are not sure how to get started. This Web-based program teaches participants about popular online dating sites, secrets to creating a great profile, red flags of online dating, and tips for dating safely online. For adults. Library cardholders may participate from any remote location with Internet access. Advance registration is required for remote access. Visit hcplc.org for details or call (813) 273-3652. Master Gardener: Composting and Organic Vegetable Gardening Wednesday, Oct. 10 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join Master Gardener, Bob Dickey, and learn how to compost and how to select, prepare, and grow vegetables organically without pesticides. Presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension Service Excel: Introduction and Formatting Thursday, Oct. 11 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Registration in person required at the opening of the Library at 12pm. Multi-chamber mixer shows South County business continues to thriveMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSHundreds of members from the three area chambers of Commerce, the Sun City Center Chamber, the SouthShore Chamber and the Greater Riverview Chamber descended on the Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin for an evening of outstanding food ranging from pasta and seafood to a flowing chocolate fountain and fellowship among business owners, employees and representatives of area organizations. The well-attended and highly successful event was sponsored by Lakewood Toyota of Brandenton and organized by the Sun City Center Chamber. Pictured above are Debbie Kirkland of the Greater Riverview Chamber, Sun City Center Chamber executive director Dana Dittmar, Robert Newhart of Little Harbor Resort, Fred Bartholomew and Ellen Walther of Toyota/Scion of Lakewood. SoOLdieDIER Army Pvt. Bernard Alexander has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Alexander is the son of Vincilia and Bernard Alexander of Tucker Road, Riverview. He is a 2008 graduate of Riverview High School. iSoOLdieDIER Army National Guard Pvt. Zachary C. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Jones is the son of Rudy Jones, and stepson of Lillian Jones of Black Forest Trail, Riverview. He is a 2011 graduate of Bloomingdale High School, Valrico.League of Women Voters launches new hotlineFloridas voter registration dead line is October 9. Thats why the League of Women Voters of Flor ida Education Fund has moved its already active voter registration and support campaign into even higher gear with the addition of a Voter Assistance Hotline, 1-855FL-VOTER (1-855-358-6837). Hotline callers can get answers to their questions about how changes in Floridas election law affect them. They can also learn where and how to register to vote, how to check and verify their voter registration information, how to change a name or address, update their signature, find the location of their polling place, and request a voteby-mail ballot, along with other vital registration information. Registration is the key to ensuring that all voters have the chance to make their voices heard on Election Day. Every single vote counts, said League President Deirdre Macnab. Our members throughout the state are making renewed face-to-face efforts to boost registration and compensate for lost time, and were pleased to add this Voter Assistance Hotline to supplement their efforts. The Voter Assistance Hotline is just the latest addition to the Leagues growing list of resources for voters.

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 19 Golf Club at Cypress Creek Please call for reservation813-440-4576 Ext. 2 All pricing does not include sales tax Thursday Night Homestyle Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf.........$10953-Piece Fried Chicken Dinner........$895Tender Yankee Pot Roast..........$1095Fried Fish with Hushpuppies........$995Liver & Onions...........................$995Add ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Salad Bar to your entre for only........................... $2.50 Apollo Beach Elementary September Students of the MonthMaddie Ahlgren, Timothy Brigman, Morgendy Buzbee, Elizabeth Cameron, Natalie Chavanu, Gabrielle Cook, Violette Cullimore, Mackenzie Friday, Sofia Gonzalez, Alexander Gribble, Nikki Harrell, Samantha Henley, Natalee Hopkins, Wesley Houston, Jessica Huynh, Steven Jones, Samantha Law, Ashleigh Menotti, Collin Mojena, Kailey Montez, Laya Moya, Sarah Nefflen, Dedric Neidige, McKinney Parsons, Maya Patel, Zandri Perez, Jassmine Portocarrero, Diego Ramirez, Christian Savinon, Briana Vergara, Jadyn Vitovitz, Livy Lu Waller, Cassie Wortner. AGP: David Bills. Patrol: Michael Espinal. South Shore Felines Inc., an organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless and freeroaming cats and treating them humanely, has announced its slate of October events: Saturday, Oct. 6 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tampa Loves TNR event at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa. Cat rescue groups and low-cost spay / neuter clinics will be on hand for a free educational and fun family event. Face painting, Hello Kitty moonwalk, food, beverages, hands-on TrapNeuter-Return (TNR) equipment, and more! Saturday. Oct. 13 27 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays South Shore Felines announces events in Octoberat Harriets Flowers, 226 W. College Ave., Ruskin. South Shore Felines Feed the Tuna Chest cat food drive. Food will benefit lowincome residents and community cat colonies. Each person making a donation will receive an entry to win a $50 gift certificate to Harriets. S unday. Oct. 21 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2nd Annual Pet Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 5309 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Apollo Beach. Cat and dog rescue groups will be on hand for adoption opportunities, animal advocacy educational materials and volunteer opportunities, and pet hurricane preparedness materials. Cat and dog food donations requested.Silverliners Intl. sets Tampa meetingThe members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will host a luncheon and meeting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Dr. North in Tampa. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Membership information may be obtained from Barbara Reed at (813) 671-3078 or Janice Henry at (813)837-4312.Field of Honor is Saturday Oct. 13The quarterly Field of Honor Ceremony sponsored by the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Veterans Memorial Park located at 3602 U.S. Hwy. 301,Tampa, just south of the Florida State Fairgrounds. This ceremony will honor all the casualities of the last three months who have died while participating in operation Enduring Freedom by reading their names and placing an American Flag in their memory next to the thousands of flags already in the Field of Honor. Hosting this ceremony will be AMVETS Post #44 Brandon; colors will be presented by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6287 Ruskin; the National Anthem will be sung by Melissa Steiner; Marine Corps League Detachment #1226 Riverview will fire a rifle salute and play TAPS; and Ye Mystic AirKrewe will perform a flyover in the missing man formation. Master of Ceremonies will be Master Chief Petty Officer (FMF) USN Navy Retired and the current president of the Hillsborough Veterans Council, Walter Raysick. During this ceremony, as the names of the casualities are read, those in attendance will be asked to come forward and to pick up a small American flag and place it in the ground in memory of the Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman whose name has just been read. In attendance at this Field of Honor Ceremony will be three Gold Star Families to honor their lost loved ones, including Sarah Sitton, Gold Star Wife of SSGT Matt Sitton, USA., Largo, FL, who lost his life on August 2, 2012. For more information, contact Walt Raysick at (813) 653-4924 or wraysick@verizon.net. Free help available for southshore residents who want to quit smokingSouth Bay Hospital and Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center, Inc. are working together to bring the Sun City Center and surrounding communities free smoking cessation classes. The first class is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 1901 Haverford Dr, Suite 106, Sun City Center. The follow up session is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. Anyone ready to quit within 3 weeks of the seminar is eligible to participate and will receive professional help from a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist to develop a personalized quit plan. After attending this class, participants will have a clear understanding of nicotine addiction, health effects of tobacco use, benefits of quitting, withdrawal symptoms, medications, and effective strategies to cope with triggers and overcome cravings. In addition, those who attend the two-class program (a total of 3 hours) are eligible to receive four free weeks of nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum or lozenges) while supplies last. Seating is limited. Call South Bay Hospitals Consult-A-Nurse Health Information & Referral Line at 1-888-685-1595 to make a reservation.

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." 20 OCTOBER 4, 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 Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 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 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.................4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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 ........................................Hispanic Worship 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Robert Chaple Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. 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 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. Howard (Jim) AndrolHoward James (Papa) Androl of Riverview, FL, formerly of Punta Gorda, FL, and Waterford, MI, was 81 years old when he passed on Sept. 23, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn (JoAnn) Androl, father to Diana Matteson (Dale), James Androl (Beverly) and Jody MacPherson (the late Colin). He was grandfather to Heather Matteson; Christoper, Jonathan and Matthew Androl; and Aimee Pinna and Elizabeth MacPherson. He was also uncle and honorary father to Deborah and Frank Allen. He also leaves behind faithful friends John and Darlene Lentis. Jimz was retired from Fisher Body Pontiac. He loved all outdoor activities, refurbishing old cars and spending time with family and friends. He was a friend to every person he met, and loved all animals. He will be missed by all. A memorial service will be at a later date in Clarkston, MI. Steven Wayne MathisSteven Wayne (Hosie) Mathis, born Dec. 3, 1959, passed away Sept. 27, 2012. He is survived by his wife Margarita, children Lee-Ann, Michael, Alfredo, and India; sisters Betty Pyle and Rose Hartman; and brothers James and Thomas Mathis. Hosie, you will be in our hearts and thoughts forever. You will be missed. We love you.In MemoriamAnne W. BennettNov. 1, 1938 Oct. 6, 2010 Two years ago on this sad day The one we love was Called away. God took her home, It was his will, But in our hearts she lives still.We love and miss you so very Much. Gil, Keavin, Sherell, Ron, Kim, Kelly, Lori, Ryan, and Krisi In MemoriamSherry NewlinI think of you every day But especially today on Your 37th birthday. I miss you dearly And miss our long Heart-to-heart chats And our annual shots of Irish Whiskey Cream. I love and miss you, Sherry. Happy Birthday. Sue Area Obituaries Domer family has annual ministry weekendThe Domer Family has extended an invitation to attend their 4th annual ministry weekend, held at The Church of God Cafeteria Building in Wimauma. There are meetings held on Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Oct. 5 at at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Oct. 6 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Each meeting will have Southern gospel-style music and preaching. There will also be puppet ministry. This is an interdenominational meeting and all are welcome for the three days of fellowship and ministry. There will be speakers from Central Florida and Alabama, and there will be several local singers, including soloist Debbie Domer. A donation of $10 per person is requested each day, which covers all three meetings on that day. Church groups get a discount on tickets for groups over 10 people. Politics and the Bible is subject of lecture seriesOn Sunday nights at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21, 28 and Nov. 4, Pastor Sam Roach (Ph.D., J.D.) of Northside Baptist Church will teach a series entitled, Politics and the Bible, based on the book of the same name authored by Wayne Grudem. Topics that will be covered include Christians and the Government, The Protection of Life, Marriage, Economics, and more. The community is invited to attend. There will be a time of prayer after the lesson each night. Northside Baptist Church is located at 1301 U.S. Hwy. 41 S in Ruskin. Contact the church office: (813) 6451121 with any questions.St. Andrew announces fine arts concert seriesSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church has announced the schedule for its Fine Arts Concert Series. The concerts start at 3 p.m. at the church located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center; donation for the concert series is $40. McCollWinn Trio Sunday, Oct. 7 Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet Sunday, Nov. 4 Eleonora Lvov, Pianist Sunday, Dec. 2 Daniel Rodriguez, Tenor Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 Ken Dake, Piano & Organ Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 Kyoung & Won Cho, Soprano & Bass-Baritone Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 Tampa Oratorio Singers Sunday, April 21, 2013 For more information, call (813) 634-1252.Car wash to raise funds for Y.E.S.Redeemer Lutheran Church will be hosting a car wash for the boys at Y.E.S. (Youth Environ mental Services) from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the church parking lot. Golf carts are welcome. Rain date is Oct. 13. Unitarian Fellowship opens its seasonThe Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center opens its season Oct. 4 with The Rev. Dr. Robert P. Tucker, who will present Easing the Path. This sermon ethically analyzes Jesus parable of the Good Samaritan. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, No one would remember the Good Samaritan if hed only had good intentions. He had money as well. This first week of the organizations first month this season starts with the request for attendees to bring generous food donations of nonperishable foods for Beth El Farmworkers Mission Join them at 7 p.m. at the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall, Jewish Congregation Synagogue at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East for coffee and conversation. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Programs in the coming weeks will include: Oct. 11 The Rev. Dr. E. Bonnie Devlin, First Ones on the Block; Honoring the Indigenous. Dr. Devlin, minister of the Manatee UU Fellowship in Bradenton since 2006, has long held Native Americans in high regard. Oct. 18 Dr. Ryan T. Cragun, Mormonism. Professor Cragun, on the faculty at Tampa University, specializes in the sociological study of religion. He is a former Mormon. Oct. 25 Lynda and Wayne Conklin, The Day of the Dead. Members of our Fellowship, the

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OCTOBER 4, 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. Beth Israel sponsors Mah Jongg TournamentA Mah Jongg Tournament will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Caper Room of the Atrium, 2013 N. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. The registration fee is $36 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and snack. Cash prizes will be awarded to Tournament winners. Also featured will be drawings and door prizes. Seating is limited, on a first-come basis. Proceeds benefit Beth Israel of Sun City Center. Registration deadline is Oct. 15. For further information, or to request a signup sheet, call Carol Balent at (813) 829-7227 or email monkeyandwife@yahoo.com. The inaugural Fantastic Friday event at the United Community Church will feature live animals as part of the show, Wonders of Nature. It is expected to be a fun and fast-paced show full of amazing, live, trained creatures to illustrate and highlight the beautiful natural world around us. Entree choices include pot roast of beef or bratwurst, along with delicious trimmings. The date is Friday, Oct. 12; the dinner program be gins at 6 p.m., and the cost is $17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be avail able on Sunday following the 10 a.m. worship ser vice, and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the church narthex from 10 a.m. to Noon. Entertainment-only portion tickets are $5, and may be purchased at any of the above times or at the door the night of the performance. From left: Larry Piechoski, Linda Shaw, Karl Buffington and Paula Lickfeldt.Wonders of Nature kicks off Fantastic Friday seasonEntertainment begins at 7 p.m. The United Community Church is at 1501 La Jolla Ave in SCC. For more information, contact Paula Lickfeldt at (813) 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at (813) 6347062. Old Thyme Country Fair & Bazaar will arrive soon in Sun City CenterThe Old Thyme Country Fair & Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. There will be many new events, music and dance entertainment, an Authors Table of local writers to visit and sign their books, a Christmas table, items from all holidays, and the chance to have ones picture taken with Santa. In addition, there will be lunch at the Hay Stack Caf and delicious bakery from Lindas famous Bake Sale. It promises to be a wonderful, happy and very special event. For more information, contact Sally Erath at (813) 634-8607.Sally Erath, Carolyn Gordon & Sally Morse ready crafts and jellies for the Old Thyme Country Fair. Trinity Baptist Church recently welcomed three new members. Pictured from left: Rodney and Sally Sechler, Pastor Ron Churchill, and Ludwig Sanktjohanser. For information on the church, call (813) 634-4228.New members at Trinity Baptist Unity in Brandon hosts Shawn MoningerUnity in Brandon will host the Rev. Shawn Moninger at its 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Oct. 7. His message is entitled, They Promised Us. All are welcome to attend. As a much-sought-after speaker in the New Thought and Unity movements, Moniger has spoken at such prominent events as the International New Thought Alliance Conference, the Unity Conference, and various retreats and leading churches throughout the country. Moninger spent an earlier career in New York City as an awardwinning backstage technical designer and director for clubs and bistros, then later took his talents into the world of stand-up comedy. As he puts it, Becoming a minister was the only thing left to do after that. Moninger is a founding President of the Unity Church of New York, and has been Senior Minister of Unity Center for Practical Spirituality in Norwalk, Connecticut since 2004. Shawns mission in life and in his ministry is for everyone on planet earth (including himself) to KNOW that he or she is Good. He says, It is a simple task and a powerful journey. We are delighted that Unity in Brandon will host the multi-talented Rev. Shawn Moninger and hear his message, They Promised Us on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at our 10:30 Service. All are welcome.Rev. Shawn MoningerRuskin Aglow schedules meetingRuskin Aglow, a Christian womens group, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Palm Gardens, 3850 Upper Creek Dr, in Sun City Center. They invite attendees to come and bring someone special to their Christian life, friend, family, neighbor, coworker, to honor them, a special support person during times of stress. For more information, call Gloria at (813) 633 9613.

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Exp. 11/1/12MAINTENANCE 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 BRAKE SPECIAL SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol FREE DIAGNOSTICSOIL CHANGE$150PER AXLE + TAXMOST CARS$1995Exp. 9/30/12 Most cars & light trucks. Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 9/30/12Emergency Services 813-645-7653(S.R. 674)Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.WWW.SUNPOINTAUTOANDTOWING.COM A/C CHECK + freon$1995Big Super Battery SaleFREE BATTERY CHECK Lowest Price Ever! Se Habla Espaol Emergency Services813-999-4920 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674)RUSKIN HAS A RENTAL CAR COMPANY!WOW!SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE Econo Auto Rentals Inc. We Pick You Up and Take You Home!$1999PER DAY Free gun safety course at FishHawkFishHawk Sporting Clays in Lithia will conduct a free Women and Children Gun Safety Class at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Space is limited and attendees must register by calling (813) 6890490. For more information, visit www.fishhawkclays.com. Mystery Map Event returns The 15th Annual Mystery Map Event at Little Manatee River State Park is Saturday, Oct.20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.in Wimauma. Hikers & Horseback riders (BYOH) will enjoy the Country Fair themed activities trail. A $25 donation for those entering the event includes lunch. Other attendees are welcome to enjoy the food, music, booths and raffles. There will also be prizes for hikers or riders who match Mystery time. Proceeds benefit the park. For more info, call (813) 677-9291 or (813) 634-8716. Special needs office: (813) 671-5005.AARP offers Driver Safety programsAARP offers Driver Safety refresher courses for drivers older than 50. Once the six-hour course is completed, participants receive certificates to turn in to their insurance companies for a possible rate reduction on their automobile insurance. The cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Registration information is available at www.aarp.org/ driversafety, or call (888) 227-7669.Dollar $tretchersWant to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher. com to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2012 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.De-Greasing Ground MeatsWhen Im using meat to make things like soups, stews, sauces, taco filling, etc. I boil the meat first to remove the excess fat. I try to buy the leanest cuts and the leanest ground beef that I can. After cooking, I take a skimmer and dip it out of the plain water that I boiled it in. Even with the leaner meats, I cant believe the grease that is found in the cooking water. After this, the meat is ready to be used for whatever I am making.Did you know that you can renew stale tortilla chips in the microwave? Just place a single layer on a paper plate and microwave for approximately one minute. I tried it and I couldnt believe how good they came out! MANUFACTURERS REBATE$20 per window$100 per dooron PGT Winguard Aluminum Frame ProductsExpires 9/28/12 Democratic Club sets evening meetingThe South Shore Democratic Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. For the convenience of members unable to attend daytime meetings, this event will be held in the evening. This month attendees will have the opportunity to meet several candidates who are running for local political offices. Featured speakers this month are Kevin Beckner-County Commissioner District 6 Elizabeth Belcher-State Senate District 26 Bob Henriquez-Property Appraiser-Hillsborough County Craig Latimer-Supervisor of Elections Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. All Democrats and Independents are welcome. APOLLO BEACH Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Century 21, 6542 N. Hwy. 41, Ste. 101 Registration: (813) 645-8481 BRANDON Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Davis Park Senior Center, 612 Parsons Dr. Registration: (813) 653-7249 Oct. 29, Noon 6 p.m. H2U Brandon Reg. Hospital 228 Oakfield Plaza, Rm. 228 Registration: H2U Office (813) 684-3316 SUN CITY CENTER Oct. 5, 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Kings Point, 1904 Clubhouse Drive Registration: Encore Bank (813) 634-8001 Oct. 15, 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 1653 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Registration: Encore Bank (813) 634-8001

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23OctoCTOBerER 4, 2012 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 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 ADVERTISINGTThe Observer NNews, T The SSCC Observer and T The RRiverview Current M & M Printing Co., IInc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland EEstates A A ve., SSWR Ruskin, FFlorida 33570 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES 105 PersonaERSONALHave YYou Fallen by the outdoor CAA pool in SSun City Center? IIf so, please call DDoug. at 813-634-3907 280 PetsETSTTan & white mix Husky. 3yrs. old. Has shots & neutered. F Free to good home, well behaved. Call LLisa 813-262-2070 310 GaraGARAGeE/YardYARD SaALeEAAlmost N New T Thrift S Store. 10008 I Indiana S St., G Gibsonton (1 block off USS 41, 1 block north G Gibsonton D Dr.,) Wednesday through S Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F F irst Baptist G Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donateS SCC Oct. 5 & 6, Multi family. E European articles, kitchen hutch, linens, clothing, kitchenware, tools, furniture, TV TV. 1509 L La Jolla. 8am-1pm Moving sale. F Friday, Oct. 5 & S Saturday, Oct. 6. 8am-noon. L Lots of household items. 2016 D D el Webb Blvd., E E ast, S SCC. Call for DirectionsDelivery AvailableQuality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed WeekendsWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Oct. 6, 7am-2pm. Household & Christmas items, clothing. 202 L L ookout D D r., A Apollo Beach, behind Circle KE Estate /moving sale. Oct. 5 & 6, 8am4pm. 918 Birdie Way, A A pollo Beach. T Tools, household items, clothes, organ, refrigerator, shopvac, power washer.A A pollo Beach street sale. S S olitaire Palm, off A Apollo Beach Blvd. 1/2 mile from USS 41. F Furniture, household, tools, generator FFreon. FFriday & SSaturday, 8am-? Big yard sale. S S aturday only, Oct. 6. I I tems for everyone. G G ames, clothes, wheelchair, walker, kitchen & Knickknacks, etc. 5527 Hillsborough S St., by Wimauma school. Multi family sale. I Indoor & out. 334 Club Manor D D r., S S CC. F F riday & S S aturday, Oct. 5 & 6. 7am-1pm. 1008 A Augusta D Dr S SCC 8am-1pm. S Saturday & S Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7. L Large variety of bargains.Final Estate/ Moving Sale 10907 SSummerton DDr., RRiverview. Household items, small appliances, dishes, TVTV, tools, high top dining table, large womens clothing, books, decorative items & much more. EEverything must go. SSaturday, Oct. 6, 8am-1pm. 813-610-2620 garage sale. (RRiverview) SSaturday, Oct. 6, 8am-2pm. DDont miss this one! One of south counties biggest & best. Many participants. GGreat things, great prices. 1 mile east of USS 301 on Big Bend RRd.S S aturday, Oct. 6, 508 3rd A A ve., SE SE R R uskin. 8am-2pm. Please no early birds. S S omething for everyone. D D ecorating items, household items, children furniture. TToo much to list! Re-Decorating Sale SSCC. 314 FFaircross Circle. FFriday & SSaturday, 8am-noon. LLovely 3 pc sectional, driftwood table, lamps, oak pictures, many decorative items, luggage, golf clubs, mens clothing. Please park on Club Manor DDr. Ruskin United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT HOUSESPECIALS EVERY WEEK Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. 109 W. Shell Po int Ro Ru skin Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Oct. 3, 5 & 6The Winter Sale50% off all jackets 312 EstateSTATE SaALesESAbove The Rest 139 SS. Pebble Beach Blvd., SSCC. Jewelry, lots of new inventory. Come & see. TTiffany & Co., TTrafari, Weiss, S Sara Coventry vintage & costume. T This weeks special: Wednesday, T Thursday & FFriday. LLamps 10% off. We now have layaway till Christmas. E E state sale. Oct. 5 & 6, 8am-4pm. 124 E E S St. John Way, A Apollo Beach, Caribbean I I sles. F F urniture, glassware, movies, lamps, household. Mike says, This is exquisite furniture. Thomasville Furniture Dining Rm.Table & Chairs, Sofabed, End & Coee Tables, Queen Bedroom Suite, Wicker Furniture Coee Table, Chest, Bedroom Furniture, Corner & Assorted Tables Other Featured Furniture Matching Barca Loungers, La-Z-Boy Recliner, Sofa & Matching Chair, Queen Bedroom Suite, Twin Bed, Computer Desk, & Cheval Mirror Signed Art Glass by Hines & Katz, Signed Fisher Sculpture, P. Jannelle Painting, Collectables (Fiestaware, Franciscan, Godinger, Lenox & More), Snowman Collection, Art & Craft Supplies, Kenmore Sewing Machine, Electronics, Silks, Beautiful Ladies Clothing, Mens Clothing, Kitchenware & Garage Items. Please park on sale side of streetwww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1603 Brookton Green Dr.Off W. Del WebbSun City CenterFriday & Saturday Oct. 5th & 6th7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right! NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Please note date and time. Contents Include: Beautiful pink plaid sofa, pink side chairs, glass-top coffee & lamp table, Broyhill sofa & matching loveseat, La-z-boy rocker/recliner, Side chair RCA sound system, round glass-top dinette set, beautiful dining room table w/chairs, china cabinet, rattan tagere, king-size wicker bedroom set, queen bedroom set, computer desk, home decor, glassware, kitchenware, tools, garage items, mens cruiser bike & more! Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.1927 Grand Cypress Lane(off West Del Webb)Sun City Center FRIDAY & S A TU RDAY Oct. 5th & 6th 7 a.m. NOON BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterOctober 5 & 67:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1204 Emerald Dunes Dr.Pebble Beach South to Emerald Dunes Dr. Please park on side of sale only & side street Ethan Allen entertainment center, chaise lounge, coffee & end tables, light brown leather sofa & loveseat, sofa table, dining table w/ 4 chairs, kitchen table w/ 4 chairs, bakers rack, silks, rugs, lamps and pictures. 2 counter barstools, 3 accent chairs, plaid overstuffed chair, 2 queen mattresses, 2 queen suites, dark 3-pc entertainment center, girls bicycle (Schwinn), Point Beach, silverware chest, corner booth, Lane cedar chest. Handmade dolls, doll clothes, furniture, strollers, molds and supplies including kiln Evenheat, Rompmaster II. Rocker, books, womens clothes & shoes, kitchen, linens, dishes, vacuum, ladder & misc. garage items.508-0307 or 633-1173 ESTATE SALESaturday, Oct. 6th 8 a.m. 5414 Hammock View Lane Apollo Beach Furniture and appliances, sewing machines, hospital bed, wheelchair, walker, gas grill, computers, file cabinets, vintage Noritake china, crystal stems & decanters, teapot collection, lots of fabric & patterns, crafting beads, yarns and craft books, household, linens, & adult clothing. Tools: 3.8 hp gas edger, 675 Series 22 cut mower, shop vac, Toro power blower/ vac, cordless drills, sanders, socket & wrench set. 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www.ObserverNews.netOctober 4, 2012 Volume 56 Number 37THE OBSERVER NEWSApollo Beach Elementary is doing its part to impact the world. Students and staff have been donating good, used clothing and shoes to third world countries. See more on page 3 A Duette winery has big plans for more than muscadine-based wines. See what they have in mind on page 14 The term made in America seems like a thing of the past ...not so for the enterprising owners at Crowley Marine Corporation. See more on page 8 Some of the areas most talented singers have been competing for the top prize in the Alpha Idol 2012 contest. See the winners on page 15 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 inside: MEMBER WEST FLORIDA SCCs Oldest and Most Trusted Flooring CompanyLOCALLY OWNED. We know our neighbors... because we are your neighbor!Family Owned & Operated 813-633-71161629 Sun City Center Plaza (near SCC Post Office) www.JohnMooreFloorCovering.com This issue is dedicated in memory of Jean Spisak, a valued, loyal employee of The Observer News family for more than 30 years. (1930-2012) MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOLeft, the Ruskin Drive-In marquee displays a welcome to Firehouse Cultural Center Fall Artist-inResidence Carl Weese. His residency will include documenting the iconic theater.Cultural center welcomes Fall Artist-in-ResidencePhotographer Carl Weese will not only display and share his talent, hell add to his impressive body of work chasing some local light.By MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netAmerica was built on a foundation of progress. Change and the adaptation of change is a large part of what has kept this nation on the leading edge of power. Americans simply arent afraid to bulldoze things of the past to pave the way for a new future. But that doesnt mean the past is See FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER, page 6 Job fair held at Regional Service Center exceeds expectations mMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOBy PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netRUSKIN Marlene Elizabeth Taylor-Williams of Ruskin, recently discharged from the military, has experience in both social work and education. One of the 250 job-seekers to talk with potential employers at the South County Job Fair Sept. 28 held at the South Shore Regional Service Center, 410 30th St. in Ruskin, Taylor-Williams was especially interested in an on-line position being offered by Steve Goodfriend, strategic partnership manager for Rasmussen College. Goodfriend currently has five openings for on-line positions. Although the site is in Brandon, on-line employees may work from anywhere in the world. Still, he says its nice to be able to interview prospective personnel and talk one-on-one. Our position for instructors is a unique opportunity and I saw a lot of extremely well-qualified applicants today, Goodfriend said as the event drew to a close at noon after more than four hours of steady traffic.See JOB FAIR, page 7South County liaison for new hospital now at workBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netAlthough the St. Josephs Hospital South campus is only beginning to take shape, one of its first staff members already is on the job. Judy Martin, who retired earlier this year as director of the South Florida Baptist Hospital Foundation, now is at work in the South County as liaison between the hospital administration and the various communities that comprise the region. Both South Florida Baptist and the St. Joseph Hospitals are part of the local multi-facility network now known as the BayCare Health System. Martin said this week her efforts to serve as an informational conduit between the new hospital and the South County officially began September 4. In the last month, she added, she has been becoming better acquainted with the region geographically. At this stage, she noted, shes spending about 15 hours a week spread over two or three days each week actually in the area. Her new job title is Director of Community Outreach, St. Josephs Hospital South. In this capacity, Martin said she would like to speak to groups of various types social, civic, business and community-related to introduce the many aspects of the new hospital and to learn what the South Countys diverse populations deem most important at their new facility. Im most interested in getting the pulse of the communities, she noted, adding she is planning a talk for the Apollo Beach Womans Club in November. See ST. JOSEPHS HOSPITAL, page 3 When the first structure on the Big Bend Road campus of St. Josephs Hospital South is completed, it will look much like this architectural rendering. As land grading is underway to the west for the hospital itself on the 70-acre site at Simmons Loop, the St. Josephs South Professional Office Building now is beginning to take shape in the northeast corner of the campus. The entire project is expected to be completed early in 2015. RRendering courtesy BayCCare HHealth System

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2 OCTOBER 4, 2012 All You Can Eat Snow Crab All You Can Eat Fried Fish All You Can Eat ComboSnow Crab & Fried Fish$1995 $1395 $1995Served with Drawn Butter, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit.Served with Tartar Sauce, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit. Served with Tartar Sauce, Drawn Butter, Lemon, Garlic Bread and Your Choice of Fries, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, or Fresh Fruit.First order, 1 pound. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound. First order, 1/2 pound. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound. First order, 1/2 pound snow crab and 1/2 pound sh. Second and all other orders, 1/4 pound snow crab and 1/4 pound sh OR 1/4 pound one or the otherPeel and Eat Shrimp Special$750 $1195Old Bay Steamed and Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Served With Lemon and Cocktail Sauce.Half Order Full Order This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. County issues boil alert for some Ruskin residentsMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO%  mitch@observernews.netRUSKIN Up to 109 homes and businesses in Ruskin were without running water for much of Monday as crews from Hillsborough County replaced fittings and two valves on a water main near Shell Point Road and 17th Street NW. According to Willie Puz, director of public information for Hillsborough County, the incident was an unplanned event. Traffic along Shell Point Road was also reduced to one lane at the worksite. Following the repair, effected residents were urged to boil all water used for drinking, cooking and brushing teeth for up to 48 hours after the completion of the repair. Residents were also urged to not use ice from personal ice makers during that time, and to discard any ice made after the service interruption. County representatives distributed boil water advisory door hangers to homes impacted by the outage. Residents were urged to open water taps for a few minutes to clear the water lines in their homes. The county also suggested that residents not wash clothes until they could see the water was running clear. Water outages are a rare occurrence in Hillsborough County and the boil water advisory is precautionary as dirt and other contaminants may have entered the lines during the outage and repair. All water used for consumption should be vigorously boiled for at least one minute prior to use. In the ensuing 48 hours from the completion of the repair, the county will sample the water to ensure the quality is cleared for consumption. Door hangers will again be provided after the boil alert has been rescinded.Hillsborough County crews work to repair a water main break on Shell Point Road and 17th Street NW in Ruskin. A boil water alert was issued.

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 3 Raindate: Sunday, Oct. 7 BIG BEND ROADSUN CITY BLVD. (674) 301 Valencia Lakes The liaison officer also said she can be available to meet oneon-one with community leaders and is interested in learning about any community events such as Sun City Centers Fun Fest or South County trade shows where information about the new St. Josephs could be appropriately provided. The new St. Josephs South, like other facilities in its network, is expected to offer public programs with a health care focus tailored to the needs of the communities it serves, Martin said. For example, at other related hospitals, features such as Ladies Night Out zeroing in on health issues of specific concern to women and For Parish Nurses, aiming at supportive information for congregations, have been conducted. I want to know what the various segments of the South County wish to learn about or participate in at the new St. Josephs South, she added. Martin, who led the South Florida Baptist Foundation headquartered in Plant City, for more than 16 years and is credited with building it from scratch, has held only one other job during her adult career, she said. She also worked for Tampa Electric Company in marketing and energy management capacities for 32 years. My working life has not been 8 to 5, she noted, indicating that variety and spontaneity are job descriptions she particularly values. Ground has been broken for the new hospital campus in the southeast corner of Big Bend Road and Simmons Loop. Grading of the acreage currently is underway for what eventually will be the site of the multi-specialty medical facility with 90 patient suites and 22 observation rooms. The first structure to rise on the site is to be the St. Josephs South Professional Office Building located in the northeast corner of the campus, said Lisa Patterson, BayCare spokesperson. Architecturally similar to St. Josephs North, which opened last year in northwest Hillsborough County, St. Josephs South is scheduled to take in patients beginning during the first quarter of 2015. Its service area is expected to be all of the South County as well as Brandon and East Tampa, Patterson said. Martin noted that she expects to be on the staff when the new facility opens in about two years working to get people excited about better access to health care and about their options in the health realm. She can be contacted at Judy.Martin@ BayCare.org Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonSt. Josephs Hospital liaison now at work %  JUDY MARTIN Apollo Beach students give backStudents, parents and staff at Apollo Beach Elementary have been gathering good, used clothing and shoes for a drive to help those less fortunate across the globe. Any items in poor condition are recycled into other textiles and sold. The profits earned by the parent company are then used to purchase water purification systems in third world countries as well. Last weeks donations weighed in at 850 pounds. The school is hoping to match that amount this week, which is also the final week for the event. The children pictured are from Ms. ONeills first grade class. The staff and parents are proud of the students for recognizing that giving to and helping others is imperative and that youre not too young to impact your world.County Extension Service to host plant auction Hillsborough County Extension Service is holding its annual plant auction at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Road, in Dover Parking is free and admission to the fair is $7 for adults, $5 students (6 years old through High School) and children 5 years or younger are free. Hillsborough County Extension Service, The Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association, and the Hillsborough County Fair invite everyone whos looking for a great deal on great plants for Tampa Bay area landscapes to their Annual Plant Auction. This action will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds. This a unique opportunity to purchase quality plants donated by local growers at wholesale prices! Landscape shrubs, trees, ground covers, flowering annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets, and houseplants will be available as well as gardening supplies and fertilizers. Items will be sold in both live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit youth ornamental horticulture activities and scholarships for area college students pursuing horticultural careers. After the auction enjoy the rest of the day at the Hillsborough County Fair. You can enter the Fairgrounds through the Sydney Road entrance, turning north from Highway 60. For more information call Shawn Steed, Hillsborough County Extension Service at 813-744-5519.

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Marcus routinely worked 12-hour days, seven days a week. Then after the work day ended, he went to school to learn English and later some business skills. During the first seven years, he lived in a single room and his only entertainment was a second hand black and white television that a trucker gave him for polishing his truck. In about the eighth year, Marcus got a job at this very truck stop. He had put aside a fair sized nest egg from his wages over the previous years and had invested wisely. The man who owned the truck stop was not a very good businessman and was literally running it into the ground. When Marcus offered to buy the operation with a fair down payment, on the condition that the owner finance the purchase, the owner jumped at the deal. Marcus told me he felt the owner figured that this brash kid from Europe would probably fail and that he could foreclose and keep the down payment. That was not to happen. In fact, the loan was paid off in just seven yearswhich brings us to now, and my original question about why the owner of such a profitable operation was spending his time cleaning toilets. Marcus told me that although he still works 10to 12-hour days and, granted, only six days per week, he still works one shift per week doing the dirty things that need to be done. He feels that if the employees see that he is willing to scrub toilets and make them shine, they will be more likely to follow his example than his words. As I looked around his operation, the truth of his theory was hard to dispute. I cannot remember seeing a cleaner, more organized store. The staff was as cheerful and helpful as he was and they all seemed to like him very much. So why am I telling you this story? I think that many times, we lose sight of the opportunities that are all around us in this wonderful land. Marcus said that Americans are born with a silver spoon in their mouths and for some, it almost chokes them and they are not hungry enough to compete. Maybe he is right. In the good book, it says, For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required. We have been given much. We must be willing to work hard and use those gifts to keep America strong. Some will complain that people such as Marcus come here and take jobs from real Americans, but I believe that their success shows us the way and they serve a very viable purpose. They show us how real Americans can prosper; each one of us can if we will only try.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 5 $595 $995 Fall Special COMPLETE DINNER$1095 Apollo Beach Womans Club to host luncheon meeting next weekThe Apollo Beach Womans Club will welcome new and returning members to its second luncheon meeting of the 2012-13 year on Wednesday, Oct.10, at Little Harbor in Ruskin, FL. The meeting will be presided over by Judy Peck, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with socializing, followed by lunch and the program Community Foundation 101 beginning at noon. Local entertainers Lew Resseguie and Barbara VanEycken will be the featured speakers. Lew and Barbara sit on the Council of the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center and will be explaining the basics about the donor and the grant process. The Apollo Beach Womans Club was founded 54 years ago by a group of women who wished to contribute to the community by providing college scholarships to Apollo Beach high school graduates. The club has now grown to over 150 members who not only provide scholarships to graduates but have expanded their help to the community by supplying clothing to the two elementary schools, assisting families in need with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and providing Christmas gifts under their tree. The past 3 years the ABWC has also awarded scholar ships to Apollo Beach youngsters to attend the summer camp at the Rec. Center. Luncheon tickets are $16. Reservations must be made by the Friday (Oct. 5) prior to the meeting by calling Deanna Anest, (813) 938-3641 or e-mail hookr06@hotmail.com. From left: Nancy Vance, Treasurer; Stephanie Betz, Secretary; Sharon Vasquez, 2nd Vice President-Membership; Louise Smith, 1st Vice President-Programs; Judy Peck, President and Phyllis Elsberry, Installing Officer. (Absent: Deanna Anest, 3rd Vice PresidentMembership Meetings).Free kids programs at SouthShore Regional LibrarySouthShore Regional Libary is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The Golden Goose Friday, Oct. 5 10:30 a.m. When the youngest of three sons sets off to cut wood in the forest, he shares what little food he has with an old woman. As a result of his kindness, he finds a golden goose. Witness how the goose helps him make his fortune, win the hand of the princess, and inherit the kingdom. Follow this journey as actors and puppets use the help of the audience to unfold the story. For children ages 4 years and up. Presented by Creative Arts Theatre of the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department. Baby Time Monday, Oct. 8 1:35 to 1:55 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 9 11:35 to 11:55 a.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 10 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Crafternoon Monday, Oct. 8th 3 to 4 p.m. For children in grades K-5. Join the childrens librarian and create colorful and fun crafts to take home. Registration is required. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273.3652. This is school early-release Monday. Juggling Round the World Monday, Oct. 8th 7 to 7:40 p.m. For children ages 5 to 12. Follow Lippo Polo around the world on a unicycle, juggling in different ports. See the Hawaiian poi balls, the Japanese umbrella, Chinese Yo-Yo, and many more different types of juggling. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Toddler Time Tuesday, Oct. 9 10:05 to 10:25 a.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 10 10:35 to 10:55 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Oct. 9 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 10 11 to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readi ness and social interaction. Wee Artists: Lets Create! Tuesday, Oct.9 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Wee Artists, 3-6 years, will join our art instructor for a fun after noon creating an art project to take home. Adult must be present. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273.3652. Teen Night: Anime Club Thursday, Oct. 11 5 to 8 p.m. For middle and high school students. Come join us for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Family Story Time Thursday, Oct. 11 7 to 7:30 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Make reading time family time. Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Motion Commotion Friday, Oct. 12 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. and 10:45 11:15 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers ~ Join us for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Quilts for a CauseThe Thrift Store at the Mary & Martha House will hold its 4th annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. This year, handmade quilts and blankets made by local organiza tions will be available for sale. All furniture, housewares and appliances will be on sale, and shoppers are encouraged to Bar ter for Bargains. Shoppers will also be able to fill a bag of cloth ing for $4. Proceeds from the sale will help to buy Christmas gifts for the children in the organizations program. Mary & Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing and support services to abused and homeless women and their dependent children. For more information or to make a donation, call (813) 645-7874.Political forum takes place Oct. 11A 2012 Political Forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Riverview. Hosted by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, the evening has been designed to educate and bring awareness to the community and give the candidates an opportunity to speak on issues affecting the community on the local and state levels. There will a cash bar and appetizers will be provided. There is no charge to attend and seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/ Riverview/Brandon is located at 4328 Garden Vista Drive in Riverview. Standing-room-only crowds are expected. RSVPs may be made at www.RiverviewCham ber.com or call the Riverview Chamber office (813) 234-5944 for more information.A Halloween party to die forThe Annual Pallbearers Ball Halloween Costume Party will be held 7 to10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at 1851 Rickenbacker Drive in Sun City Center. The cost is $10 and one canned food item per per son. The proceeds will benefit The Lords Lighthouse Ministry Food Pantry in Ruskin. Prizes will be given for the Most Original Costume, Most Creative, Scariest Costume and Best Couples Costume. This event is sponsored by Mike and Yvonne Langjahr.Weight Watchers Riverview hosts HomecomingWeight Watchers Riverview will host a Homecoming Celebration event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at its location in Riverview, featuring: Set Your Sails for Success keynote presentation by professional speaker/author Gary Mull St. Pete Rock n Roll Half Marathon presentation and discounted registrations Success stories, Lifetime Member celebrations, product demonstrations, refreshments, discounts, prizes, healthy recipes, and more. The event is free, open to the public. Weight Watchers Riverview is located at 10629 Big Bend Rd., Riverview (behind Panera Bread) For more information, call (813) 672-0902 or email janet@optibil ity.com.

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Our forebears might have already provided the best solutions for present and future problems. In the past, after all, are wisdom, knowledge and experience. Imagine a mild evening with a cool autumn breeze. The laughter of children can be heard, play ing outside as only children can play with imaginations not yet constrained by lifes pressure and adult cynicism. It is a beautiful evening, you are comfortable, unmistakably content and, as a voice comes over the aluminum loudspeaker hanging from the driver-side window, you hear another voice just to your right. You turn to follow the voice and see the gorgeous young woman or dashing young man you married all those years ago. The movie is about to start and she is asking if youd like some of her popcorn. It is freshly popped with butter. Off in the distance, just below the huge screen of the Ruskin Family Drive-In, you can hear your own childs laughter. It matters not if it really is your child, or if, in reality, your children already have children of their own. You can hear it. You can remember. And right now, you are happy. Those are American memories. More than a half-century ago, drive-in theaters were hugely popular and existed almost ex clusively in this country. As the pace of life became frantic and land values soared, drive-ins have become increasingly scarce. That, however, does not mean they have been eclipsed by something better in the name of progress they have not. At the Ruskin Family Drive-In, the problems of everyday life are left behind at the ticket booth. Inside, for less than the cost of a single ticket at a megaplex theater, an entire family can enjoy two first-run movies under the Florida stars with an old-fashioned, family-run snack bar. Progress has not achieved much that is better than that. Photographer Carl Weese has made a name for himself docu menting drive-in theaters across America. Some of the theaters he sees through his lens are still in business, many are abandoned, some just ruined hulks of screens showing only fading memories. Hundreds of others have seen the value of Weeses work, of documenting the uniquely American Drive-In Movie Theater. He put the project out on Kickstarter. com, a website used to allow people to donate towards funding creative projects, with a goal to raise $8,800 to help with the ex penses involved. As of this week, he has raised more than $17,000. On October 14, Weese will bring his cameras and his talents to Ruskins Firehouse Cultural Center as the 2012 Fall Artistin-Residence. His residency will open with an Artist Talk & Talk-Back on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The talk will be held at the cultural center and is free and open to the public. As with the centers previous artists-in-residence, Weese will work with South County young people, visiting with high school photography students. On Oct. 17 from beginning at 6:30 p.m., Weese will share his experience from his highly suc cessful Kickstarter campaign. The informal session is for artists, per formers, teachers and anyone in terested in learning about project development and finding financial and other support through crowd sourcing. On October 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Weese will hold a large format camera demonstration, which will include information on just how a camera actually works to seeing the world focused through an 8x10 inch piece of ground glass. The demonstration is free for members, students and school faculty and $10 for nonmembers. Also as part of his residency, Weese will include two unique activities. Rather than simply bringing and sharing his talent to the South County community, Weese will immerse himself in it, photographing the Ruskin DriveIn and creating a small body of photographs based on the envi rons of the area. It is hoped that a documentary project, sharable with the world on the web, will emerge as a result. The other unique activity in his residency is a two-day Digital Photography Intensive Workshop to be held Oct. 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. That is a hands-on workshop for people with a basic understanding of digital photog raphy who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in camera handling and exposure control, workflow from the moment of exposure to print or electronic output, color management, and efficient file management and archiving of photos. While several recognized photographers hold such workshops in a handful of the nations largest cities, it is an extremely rare event for an estab lished and successful photogra pher to bring such an opportunity close to home. The workshop is limited to 10 participants and costs $245 for members and $275 for non-members. Photography is all about chasing light and Florida is a perfect ex ample of that. The Ruskin DriveIn at high noon takes on a much different look in photographs than it does at dusk. Capturing the light maintains threads to the past. It shows what continues to work and helps to avoid repeating often painful and costly mistakes in documenting what has failed. Carl Weese is a light chaser, a successful photographer who has been showcased in national magazines and in the New York Times. On October 14, hell bring his cameras and his talent to the Firehouse Cultural Center as the fall Artist-in-Residence. It is a unique residency that will not only highlight and share his work and knowledge, but also will add to that body of work in chasing the South Hillsborough light. Here he will find a fertile ground of progress with strong threads to the best elements of the past. The Ruskin Family Drive-In is among the last of the nations familyowned theaters and there the light and laughter are perfect, both in person and through the lens. For more information on the Firehouse Cultural Center or registration for the two-day pho tography workshop, visit www. firehouseculturalcenter.org. For more information about Carl Weese, visit www.carlweese.com. Artist-in-Residence Carl Weese events at a glance:Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.: Artist Talk & Talk-Back. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m.: Information session for artists, photographers, teachers and crowd sourcing. Weese will discuss his highly success ful Kickstarter campaign. Thursday, Oct. 18 from 4:30 6 p.m.: Large format camera demonstration. Free for cultural center members, students and school faculty, $10 for nonmembers. Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Digital Photography Intensive Workshop. This is a rare opportunity to learn techniques from a recog nized professional on the spectrum from exposure to output. Register early as the workshop is limited to 10 participants. $245 for members, $275 for nonmembers. To register or for further houseculturalcenter.org. Cultural center welcomes Fall Artist-in-Residence MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTORenovations at the Firehouse Cultural Center are ongoing with the major work hopefully completed in November. The center is located at 101 1st Avenue NE in Ruskin.

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Exp. 10/15/12Visit 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 Golftober Savings The job fair was the brainchild of County Commissioner Sandra L. Murman, the vice chair (and currently the only woman) on the Hillsborough County Commission. Murman represents the countywide District 1, elected in 2010. She also served the area as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1996 to 2004. South County is very close to my heart, said Murman, who has family living in Apollo Beach. With the challenges we are facing in the downturn of the economy, the most important thing we can do in county government is to help our unemployed and underemployed citizens find jobs. Murman pointed out that when more people are working, more are saving and spending money at local businesses and in that way, the economy improves. Commissioner Murmans aides Della Cury and Jeffery Huggins took the helm of arranging the event in cooperation with representatives of the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance based in Tampa that opened a branch at the Ruskin service center earlier this year. Chris Rivera, business services director from the Workforce Alliances corporate office, was on hand for the job fair and said it had exceeded the Alliances expectations. While about 150 job-seekers were expected, more than 250 showed up, starting at 7:30 a.m. We werent going to open the doors until 8:30, said Huggins. But we opened up at 8 because there were already some people waiting outside. Rivera and Huggins said this was the first such event been held jointly in South County although similar job fairs have been held in the northern part of the county. Huggins said the last two weeks were hectic as he and others manned phones making certain there would be a good range of employers present to interview those seeking work. We saw employers in retail, education, transportation and for both state and county jobs, Huggins said. Small businesses owned and operated by an individualwere also represented, like Immaculate Janitorial Service, LLC, based in Brandon, owned and run by LaShunda Mangum. My service covers three counties, she said. Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. I interviewed 25 people for 6 openings. There are a lot of qualified people seeking jobs. It was good to see both large and small businesses represented, Huggins said. We had a man from Fed X come over from Daytona Beach. We also had people from the local Home Depot and Lowes. Cookies and drinks were provided by Publix. The event took between 30 and 45 days to plan, Huggins said. We really made a hard push these last two weeks to be sure there were plenty of employers, Huggins stated. It was worth it. The morning exceeded everyones expectations. To find out more about the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance stop by the South Shore Regional Service Center, 410 30th Street, Ruskin, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit www. workforcetampa.com.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOHillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman sponsored the job fair that was held at the SouthShore Regional Service Center on Sept. 28. South County job fair exceeds expectations%  PENN Y FLETCHERETCHER PHOTOPHOTOSLaShunda Mangum, president of Immaculate Janitorial Service, LLC, takes a quick break after interviewing more than 25 people at the Sept. 28 job fair held at the South Shore Regional Service Center in Ruskin. At the next table, Steve Goodfriend, strategic partnership manager for Rasmussen College talks about on-line job openings with Marlene Elizabeth Taylor-Williams of Ruskin. A steady stream of job-seekers talked with more than 30 employers from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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8 OCTOBER 4, 2012 Made in America! In Tampa, Crowley Marine christens American-built vessels%  mitch@observernews.netTAMPA If someone tells you that nothing is made in America anymore, Crowley Marine Corporation has something to show you; a very large example that proves that America does indeed still make things big things. On Sept. 27, corporate executives mingled with crewmembers as Crowley Marine formally christened a new 330,000-barrel petroleum tank vessel in Tampa. The entire vessel, a barge that is 95 feet longer than the 100 North Tampa building, the tallest skyscraper on Floridas Gulf coast, and a powerful tug to ply the barge through the bay and gulf waters, was made entirely in the U.S.A. And more than that, the ships crew of 14 and the permanent Tampa shore-side crew of four are all American citizens. The tugboat, Legend, and barge, 750-2, are the second articulated-tug-barges (ATB) of their class in the Crowley Marine fleet of 17 vessels. The first ATB, Legacy/750-1, was christened in November of last year. The third, Liberty/750-3, is currently under construction and is expected to be in service in the first half of 2013. The vessels work primarily between U.S. Gulf and east coast ports, including regular calls to the Port of Tampa. In total, Crowley vessels discharge 163 million gallons of petroleum products each month in Tampa. The 750-2 barge was constructed at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the tugboat Legend was constructed by Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington. Together, the ATB measures 674 feet in length. The christening ceremony at the Port of Tampa included representatives from Crowley Marine, the shipyards that built the vessels, Crowley clients and vessels sponsors who conducted the age-old, time-honored tradition of formally christening the vessels with breaking bottles of champagne on the bows. A celebratory reception followed at the nearby Florida Aquarium. The sponsors were Joan Grune, wife of Crowley Vice President Rob Grune, christening Legend and Christina Qualls, wife of Greg Qualls of Marathon Petroleum Company, christening 750-2. Rob Grune of Crowley said, This is a celebration. This is a time to celebrate success and to recognize the hard work of a lot of people. Referring to Crowley Marines relationship with Marathon Petroleum, he said, We work together to ensure best practices and to ensure safety. We are confident that, like the first of its kind, Legend/750-2 will also exceed industry standards for the safest possible transportation of petroleum and chemical products. Greg Qualls of Marathon Petroleum backed up that statement by saying, Over our 11-year partnership, Crowley has delivered more than 11.5 billion gallons of product to Marathon and has released less than one gallon into the water. That track record apparently includes attention to small details, as well. The christening ceremony began with instructions for how to exit the pier in the event of an emergency and pointing out the fire extinguishers that had been mounted on the poles of the tent erected for the ceremony. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the captain and crew of Legend/750-2 were introduced and received a standing ovation. Qualls said they were a vital part of the successful relationship between the two companies and he thanked them for being part of the team. The ceremony ended with all eyes on the vessels, solemn prayers for the success and safety of the vessels and the crew, and the loud clanks of glass on metal and champagne streaming down the bows, eliciting cheers from the guests. Legend/750-2, however, didnt get to bask in the celebration for long. By 6 p.m. that night, the vessel was already at work and underway, bound for Garyville, Louisiana. A working vessel, yes, but also a ship of souls and dreams sailing into the setting sun in the Gulf of Mexico, proudly bearing the label, Made in the U.S.A. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSSponsor Joan Grune breaks a bottle of champagne over the bow of Legend during a time-honored ceremony to christen the vessels. Legend Captain Tom Lenfestey, in front of the barge 750/2 as the 14-member crew is introduced during christening ceremony. The crew of ATB Legend / 750-2 stands proudly before their vessel during the christening ceremony.

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It is amazing that a fish of that size can do so many jumps high in the air. This game fish has no food value and is a trophy fish, often displayed on anglers walls. It takes hours to boat them, and often the fish is now, lost much of its energy, but it is best to release them. Have patience and slowly help him back in the water. Of course snap a photo to brag about or to give to your taxidermist for your trophy. From your photo you will have lasting memories. You must have a $50 tag on your license to make the catch or to have a tarpon on your boat. It is against the law to spear or snag this fish. Mullet are the hot topic this week. A cast net is important in catching this fish. Most all bait shops sell these nets, and will show you how to make a complete circle over the school of mullet before you pull the string on your net. If you throw your net right and read the water where the school is, you will have enough fish for dinner, with one cast of the net. This fish has a gizzard and is a vegetarian. Now we are having shorter days and the water has cooled down with fish of all species migrating our way. It is the time of the year that if you drop a line you will get some kind of fish, every time. Black drum are schooling in large numbers in our rivers and canals. This fish does not excite most anglers, as black drum often are full of worms, and to some are considered a trash fish. However, there are those who are having a ball, catching these fish with an average weight of nine pounds. They are landing some at 20 pounds. I looked up the largest on record which weighed in at 115 pounds and was caught in Tampa Bay by a tourist from Illinois. Florida pompano are out in our waterways waiting for you to cast them a live shrimp. The average pompano is 2 pounds with an excellent food value. I often wonder why I dont see more caught. Weeks go by and I hardly ever see this fish on any boats that come in from a day of fishing. Some lucky anglers this week saw many dolphins at play along side of their boat. A dolphin is said to be the most beautiful of all game fish. Its gorgeous coloring is like a rainbow. They also are known as the fastest fish that swims. Redfish are out there in schools, but catches have been few this week. As one angler explained, there are plenty redfish out there, but they seem to be playing Hide and Seek. Scallop season is now over. From all reports it was a great season this year. This week the lady captains will have a Hooked on Hope breast cancer fishing tournament. A grand slam for the ladies, a snook, a redfish, and a trout will be the fish of the day. Large mouth bass, pan fish, and fresh catfish are the catches of the week for freshwater anglers. Be thankful for our local waterways, the sea breeze that you are breathing, and the beauty of our sunsets, but watch the weather and always fish together.By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Tarpon trophies are worth the troubleBeef OBrady hosts Spirit NightOn Oct. 10, Beef OBradys on Apollo Beach Blvd. will donate a portion of the proceeds from every order between 4 and 8 p.m. to the Lennard High School Colorguard. There will also be raffle tickets to purchase for various prizes (dont have to be present to win). All funds will go to the pur chase of new equipment.Reddick Elementary needs Advisory Council volunteersReddick Elementary School is seeking community members to join its School Advisory Council. The school requests just a little bit of time, about an hour a month, and a lot of heart to help make its students education the best it can be. The School Advisory Council (SAC), an integral part of the school, is responsible for identi fying the academic needs of all students, developing a School Improvement Plan at the beginning of each year, and reviewing data to ensure that Reddick Elemen tary is meeting the needs of chil dren. Members of the SAC Team include the principal, teachers, non-instructional staff, parents, and business/community leaders. Members are asked to attend one meeting a month. Meetings are held usually on the first Monday of the month and last no more than one hour; however, this may change based on a vote by the committee. The first meet ing will be on Oct. 15; the next will be the second Monday in January, and will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Anyone interested in serving on Reddick Elementarys School Advisory Council for the 2012-2013 school year should contact Stacey Kaminski at (813) 634-0809, ext. 237, or by emailing her at Stacey. Kaminski@sdhc.k12.fl.us. Reddick Elementary is located at 325 West Lake Dr., Wimauma; off of State Road 674 and east of US 301. Rowdies Earn 2nd Consecutive Fair Play AwardThe Tampa Bay Rowdies have earned the 2012 NASL Fair Play Award, given annually to the team that compiles the best discipline record during the regular season. The winner of the award is determined by a weighted accumulation of yellow cards and red cards throughout the regular season. This is the second consecutive year that Tampa Bay has earned this award. The Rowdies will play the first leg of the NASL Semifinals the weekend of Oct. 5-7.

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10 OCTOBER 4, 2012 Boyette Elementary announces Terrific KidsBoyette Springs Elementary would like to congratulate its Terrific Kids for September 2012. They are as follows: Kindergarten: Maya Wohlwend, Lillian King, Phoebe Hubbell, Rianna Gilaj, and Kylee Bido. 1st Grade: Rylee Perry, Isabella Santiago, Anabelle Tidwell, Vanessa Villa, Kaylee Cribbs, and David Quintana. 2nd Grade: Hannah Gawelczyk, Victor Peinado, Miranda Peinado, Kaylee Hurtt, and Anthony Boyle. 3rd Grade: Angelina Sciortino, Hennis Washington, Alison Crain, Stephen Prebich, and Deirdre Wright 4th Grade: Molly OLaker, Jacqueline Rubio, Ellie Waring, Maya Williams, and Izabella Gudel 5th Grade: Cameron Cramer, Olivia Frazier, Mason Knowlton, Samaria Woodberry, and Elmer Eubanks. Dear Savvy Senior, In the news last month there was a public health alert urging all baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C. Is this really necessary, and if so, what are the testing and treatment procedures? Weary Wanda Dear Wanda, If youre a baby boomer, getting tested for hepatitis C would be a wise decision because boomers are five times more likely to have this virus than other generations, and most people that have it dont realize it. Those that are infected are at very high risk of eventually developing liver cancer, cirrhosis or other fatal liver diseases. Heres what else you should know. CDC Recommendations The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that all Americans born from 1945 through 1965 get a hepatitis C test. The reason is because baby boomers account for 75 per cent of the 3 million or so hepatitis C cases in the U.S., even though they make up only 27 percent of the total population. Most hepatitis C infections occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, before there were tests to detect them and before the nations blood supply was routinely screened for the virus. Hepatitis C is transmitted only through blood, so anyone who received either a blood transfusion or an organ transplant prior to 1992 is at increased risk. So are health-care workers exposed to blood, and people who injected drugs through shared needles. The virus can also be spread through microscopic amounts of infected blood that could occur during sex, from sharing a razor or toothbrush, or getting a tattoo or body piercing at an unsterile shop. But the biggest part of the problem is the symptomless nature of this disease. Most people that have hepatitis C dont have any symptoms until their liver becomes severely damaged. It can actually take 30 years for people to show any signs of the virus, but by then, it may be too late to treat. But if its detected in time, new treat ments are now available that can cure it. Testing and Treatment If youre between ages 47 to 67, or fall into one of the previously listed high risk categories, you should see your primary care doctor for a basic blood test to deter mine whether you have ever been infected with hepatitis C. This is a relatively inexpensive test and typically covered by health insur ance under routine medical care. If youre not covered, the test will run $30 to $35. If the test is negative, no further tests are needed. But, if the test is positive, youll need another test called HCV RNA which will show whether the virus is still active. This test runs between $100 and $250 if youre not covered by insurance. If you test positive, you have chronic hepatitis C and will need to talk to your doctor about treat ment options. If youre infected, but have no liver damage, your doctor should monitor your liver at your annual physical. The main treatments for chronic hepatitis C today are new antiviral medications that have a 75 percent cure rate. Your doctor may recom mend a combination of these medications which are typically taken over a 24-to-48 week time period. But, be aware that the side effects can be grueling and may cause extreme fatigue, fever, headaches and muscle aches. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine currently available to prevent hepatitis C, although studies are under way to develop one. Savvy tips: For more informa tion about testing and treatment for hepatitis C, along with a quick, online quiz you can take to determine your risks, see the CDCs website at cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis. You can also get information over the phone by calling the national toll-free HELP-4-HEP helpline at 877-435-7443. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller HouseMaster Partners with Susan G. Komen for the CureHouseMaster, the first and one of the largest home inspection franchise companies in North America, has announced that they have partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure during October to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Owners of HouseMaster franchises in the Ruskin area will support the fundraising effort by donating a portion of the fee for every home inspection and every Realtor office talk conducted during the month-long campaign. In fact, this support will be echoed across North America with every HouseMaster franchise. As part of the campaign, the company will also donate money to Komen for every attendee to the national webinar it is hosting as well as any office talks given to Realtors by one of its professional home inspectors. The webinar will showcase the many ways a professional home inspection is of value to home buyers, sellers and real estate professionals. It is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Those interested in attending should visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/319295456 to sign-up. For more information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure at 1-877 GO KOMEN or visit www.komen.org. Take a look at astronomyMany people who decide to take up astronomy as a hobby are quickly overwhelmed by the myriad choices in equipment. In an upcoming free course at the Riverview Branch Library, Craig MacDougal takes a step-by-step approach to boil down the process to a few key principles. How to Get started in Astronomy will be presented at 3 p.m. on Satur day, Oct. 6. This course is only for adults, who must register in advance at the Reference Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. The library is locatedd at 10509 Riverview Dr. in Riverview. Ruskin Womans Club hosts cemetery cleanupThe Ruskin Womans Club needs some volunteers from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, for their Cemetery Clean-Up & Hot Dog Social. All ages are welcome at this community event, set for Ruskin Memorial Park at the end of First St. SW. Participants are asked to bring their families, friends and neighbors, as well as gloves, rakes, pruning shears, small limb saws and flat-blade shovels. The cemetery is a nonprofit, community-owned park. For more information, call Debbie at (813) 892-7235.Congressman Ross hosts Academy DayCongressman Dennis Ross will be hosting Academy Day at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.13 at the James West Reserve Center in Lakeland. Local high school students interested in learning more about the opportunities available at the five U.S. Service Academies are invited to attend. Congressman Ross said, Each year I have the honor of nominating some of Central Floridas brightest students to the U.S. Service Academies. The process of obtaining an appointment is a competitive one, and my staff and I want to do everything we can to assist students with navigating the application and nomination process. Representatives from the U.S. Air Force, Naval, Military, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard Academies will be present to discuss the requirements, commitments and benefits of attending a service academy. Families of interested students, school officials and guidance counselors are encouraged to attend as well. The James B. West Reserve Center is located at 905 North Ingraham Ave. in Lakeland. Formal presentations will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a Q&A, and visits with Academy representatives. For more information on the service academy nomination process or to view the application for nomination, visit the Congressmans website, dennisross.house.gov. RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Gordon Turner prepares for opening of Blue Fish Blitz.Baobab Tree Gallery opens tomorrow The Baobab Tree Gallery in Bradenton opens for the season Friday, Oct. 5, with Blue Fish Blitz, in association with the Village of the Arts: A River of Art in Blue Celebration.The opening coincides with the Villages First Friday Art Walk, from 6 9 p.m. The gallery is also open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur days. The Baobab Tree is celebrat ing its ninth year in the Village of the Arts. The gallery displays an eclectic mix of items that include fine art, design pieces, and whimsical art and jewelry. The collec tion is diverse and often reflects owners Christine and Gordon Turners travels. This year they added works from Vermont and the Southwest. Christine and Gor don also display their own work, which is produced in their studios adjoining the gallery. Look for the purple house with giant roosters in the front at 1113 12th St. W. in Bradenton. For in formation, call (941) 447-3795

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 11 DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660www.doveinteriorscarpetone.com DURING NA TIONAL KA R AST AN MONTHS a v e Now is the time to save on Gorgeous Karastan Carpet!0% Financing Available Factory Rebates up to $5 off per sq. yard! First phase won county-wide award in 2009 penny@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH Concrete pouring and installation of solar panels are the first visible signs of the second phase of a large expansion project at Tampa Electric Companys Manatee Viewing Center at the far west end of Big Bend Road. The Viewing Center is traditionally closed during the summer months and reopens Nov. 1 when manatees begin to gather near TECOs Apollo Beach power plant to be in the warm waters generated by the plant. We took the opportunity during the closing to pave the parking lot with environmentallysound permeable concrete, add a sidewalk through the parking lot, and install eight more solar trees to power the Education Building at the Viewing Center, said TECO spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs. Adding eight solar panels will bring the number to 16, she added. TECO staff plans to spend a day some time in October planting new landscaping at the Viewing Center. There is already an award-winning butterfly garden at the site. Weather permitting, by the time the center reopens, there will be a walking trail that extends for almost a mile with explanatory nature plaques along the way. The Viewing Center will continue to be a free attraction, Jacobs said. TECO owns land on both sides of Dickman Drive between Big Bend and Noonan Branch roads and has begun other projects there as well, including two phases of wetland restoration on 24 acres south of the Viewing Center. This area surrounds TECOs Community Area, which currently has a covered patio area for events and is the site of the annual Manatee Arts Festival. Two weeks ago, youth from Dowdell Middle Magnet School in Tampaa school that focuses on environmental educationplanted native grasses in that area. In April, TECO employees and their families had re-planted more than 8,000 native marsh grasses and plants as part of a partnership between TECO and the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The project, called the Newman Branch Creek Fisheries Habitat Restoration Project, is on-going, and represents the first time the water management districts Surface Water Improvement Management (SWIM) program has worked with a private landowner to conduct habitat restoration. Earlier in the year, TECO agreed to place the parcel under a conservation easement to protect the fishery habitat. The salt marsh area had been channeled more than 60 years ago to prevent flooding, and much habitat was lost, Jacobs explained. What is happening now is the second phase of the project. The first phase began in 2007 at Newman Branch Creek (which crosses Noonan Branch and Dickman roads) to restore fresh water and brackish wetlands and re-establish the creeks natural contours. The first phase of the project received the Environmental Project of the Year Award from the Hillsborough County Planning Commission in 2009. The project was originally proposed by Ecosphere Restoration Institute Inc., a nonprofit collaboration of biologists specializing in habitat restoration and management. Ecosphere also got nearly $200,000 in funding for the second phase of the project now in progress through grants from SWFWMD, the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In September, the Florida Aquarium and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission formed a partnership with TECO for a conservation and technology park at the south end of the TECO-owned property. Second phase of Apollo Beach environmental project begins PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOWhile Tampa Electric Companys free Manatee Viewing Center is closed until Nov. 1 for its regular summer-fall closing, much work is being done, including putting in eight more solar panels, which will make a total of 16 and will create enough solar energy to power the Education Center portion of the facility. Conceptual plans for the area owned by Tampa Electric Company, which runs along the west side of Dickman Road between Noonan Branch and Big Bend roads, show details for a Conservation and Energy Park and also details of the Center for Conservation within that park. Although the habitat restoration and some other work has begun at the site, TECO has not yet set a target date for completion of the project. About 200,000 people a year visit the Manatee Viewing Center, and hopes are high that many more than that will use the conservation park. The park will feature both indoor and outdoor energy exhibits, including renewable energy alternatives; habitat and animal rescue programs and a saltwater fish hatchery. While the details of the park are still in the conceptual phase, the partnerships vision is clearly focused on demonstrating the potential for technology and nature to work together harmoniously for the greater good of the community and the state, Jacobs said.

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14 OCTOBER 4, 2012 1/2 Lb. Angus Burger $ 6 95 Chefs SpecialSunday Brunch Dont want to miss this! Chefs Special for Dinner 10% OFF Your Entre Purchase Crab and Fried Fish ALL YOU CAN EAT Small winery aims to meet gold standard the old fashioned way By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netDUETTE Theres a winery here built by hand, with an eye always on reducing its carbon footprint, on repurposing and renewal, on preservation and protection. Its not likely ever to be large or automated or Disneyesque. Tucked away in this tiny community near the county line defining Hillsborough and Manatee, its the lifes work quite literally of Lenora and Larry Woodham. They came to it after lengthy managerial careers in the contemporary worlds of commercial real estate and retail commerce. What they do now, essentially, is grow grapes and make wine the old fashioned way. They also share this passion every day, seven days a week, with tastings and tours and talk about a subject that many Americans once considered solelythe purview of the persnickety French and those upstart Californians. Actually, though, their Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery is part of a Florida pedigree which dates back 450 years. It has been reported that the first wine ever made in the United States was fermented from Scuppernong grapes by French Huguenots in 1562 near what would become Jacksonville. Today, wineries by the dozens, many with vineyards, dot the Florida landscape and maybe 35 of them are Certified Florida Farm Wineries. Woodhams Bunker Hill is among that select group. Woodhams, their offspring launched and looking at retirement from stressful jobs, stumbled on the 23 acres abutting the north side of Bunker Hill Road about 15 years ago. In a very rural setting, it contained both wetlands and uplands as well as a comfortable two-story home. Neither of them, by virtue of the social sides of their careers, were strangers to wine. Somehow, a vineyard fit the picture. They planted the first vines a few varieties of Muscadine grapes in 1998. Growing grapes for wine is not a short term proposition, but an endeavor requiring patience and careful tending. On the other hand, Larry Woodham believed the thick-skinned Muscadines that do well in Floridas sandy soils also can make outstanding wines. A dozen years after planting those first vines, he could point to bottles supporting the contention. As the couple nurtured their vines, they also began putting into practice many of their personal principles. They left a substantial portion of the acreage in a natural state, specifically to serve as protected habitat for the wildlife pushed from phosphate mining lands to the north. It is home now to mammals, birds and reptiles, many of them endangered, Woodhams attest. And, over time, as they perfected their wine-making formula for the assorted grape varieties and other fruits, the devotion to the native wildlife would be reflected on Bunker Hill Winery labels. Today, for example, theres the Foxy Red made from the red Noble grape, Country Cat, a rose coming from the Black Beauty grape, and Wild Hawk, another red made with the wild grape. Each is a Muscadine variety. Then theres the Forest Keeper based on the white Magnolia grape and Sandy Hill made from the white Darlene and Florida Coral, a ros produced by the Supreme, all of them Muscadines. In addition, the developing vintners began experimenting with other fruits: Key Lime, orange, cherry tomato, blueberry, grapefruit, pineapple, strawberry, mango, blackberry, Florida lemon, even coconut. Each in time has been added to the Bunker Hill line, right down to Gator Tale Elderberry, made from the venerable but now rare wine fruit. Lenora Woodham suggests that both a sweet potato and a dandelion wine could join the line-up shortly. This weekend, Woodhams will introduce more newcomers for their fans, friends and visitors. From noon to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday, they plan to offer tastings of the new apple, spiced apple and sparkling apple wines just coming out of the wine cave. The entire winemaking process takes place on the Woodham property. Almost all of it done by hand. After hand-picking the fruit during multiple harvests, it is washed, pressed with the skins, given the specific additives such as yeast and/ or sugar necessary for fermentation and ultimately transferred by hand to large glass carboys, left to age undisturbed for at least a year in the climate-controlled cave. When bottled, those bottles are hand filled, hand corked, hand sealed, hand labeled. All of the Woodhams wines are unfiltered for more body and flavor, none are blended and each is made with retained fruit skins to heighten both flavor and antioxidant content. Theres a lot of goodness stored in the skins, Larry Woodham asserts. In the process, Woodhams also focus on making the operation green. The vineyard drip irrigation system, for example, is solar powered, the winery buildings are built of steel to ensure reuse if the See WINERY, page 16MELODY JAMESON PHOTOSIts a long and careful process from hand-harvested fruit to hand-bottled wine, but Lenora Woodham takes pride in every one, in each variety. Here she shows off a bottle of Spiced Apple Sparkling now ready to come out of the wine cave. Woodhams will be introducing the new varietal to their guests during a tasting this weekend at the vineyard. With two owners thoroughly dedicated to repurposing at every possible point in the vineyard and winery operations, its no wonder unusable wine bottles would become sun-attracting glass accents in a wedding arch which seemed a natural to the Woodhams. Lenora, a Notary Public, performs both marriage and vow renewal ceremonies using the arch surrounded appropriately by the verdant, healthy and long-lasting grape vines.

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 15 SAVE UP TO 40%$39 INSTALLATIONon Karastan carpet, Americas Finest Carpet plus FREE Karastep carpet pad ($7/yd. value)ANY SIZE HOUSE, ANY SIZE ROOM, ANY CARPET. SOUTH TAMPA 1510 SOUTH MACDILL AVE. 254-4066 CARROLLWOOD 14306 N. DALE MABRY HWY. 961-1362 BRANDON 1920 W. BRANDON BLVD. 413-8313 18 MONTHS NO INTEREST And the 2012 Alpha Idol is....MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS%  mitch@observernews.netAPOLLO BEACH Since August 24, the place to be on Friday nights in South Hillsborough has been Alpha Pizza Pasta Prime on Apollo Beach Blvd. where some of the areas most talented singers have been competing for the top prize in the Alpha Idol 2012 contest. On this past Friday night, as it is on most Friday nights, the lounge was packed with people children with their parents, young adults and hopefuls with stars in their eyes. One man drives in from Sebring most Friday nights to visit friends and hear some great music from the karaoke stage. Last Friday night, Sept. 29, the votes were in and the Alpha Idol winners were to be announced. As people waited for the results, others sang. A young girl camped in front of the stage looked on, perhaps dreaming of the day when shell take the stage on her own. A spontaneous group line dance broke out to another song, and then all was quiet as Charlie Zipperer was named the 2012 Alpha Idol after a six week long contest. He is posing with Alpha Pizza owner Nick Egarhos. Second place winner Andrea Paxton. Third place winner Ray Lucas. Fourth place winner Eva Peake.Fifth place winner Emily Velasco.owner Nick Egarhos took the stage to announce the winners. Of all contestants, only five would come out on top. The customers did the judging and the winners were those who received the most ballots over the course of the sixweek contest. Charlie Zipperer took first place honors, winning a certificate declaring him the 2012 Alpha Idol, along with a cash prize of $400. Andrea Paxton won second place honors, taking home a $200 cash prize. Ray Lucas won third place and a $100 prize, Eva Lil Eva Peake won fourth place and a $50 Alpha Pizza gift certificate, and Emily Velasco won fifth place and a $25 Alpha Pizza gift certificate. The Alpha Idol contest is fast becoming an annual tradition at Alpha Pizza. Though this years contest has already been decided, the singing will go on, particularly on Friday nights. Egarhos and Steve Dendrinos have owned Alpha Pizza Pasta Prime since 1989. For more information, visit their website at www.alphapizza. com.

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16 OCTOBER 4, 2012 Whatever your A/C or Heating needs, let the experienced sta and technicians at AirTime provide you with timely 24 Hr Emergency Response, professional service and quality service that is second to no one.www.AirTimeAirConditioning.net Informative Lecture SeriesCall 8 1 3 6 3 4 1 455 to reserve your spotT h e S k in C a n ce r Ce nt e r s / D e r m a t ol o g y A s soc i a t esHo w a r d A O r i b a M .D | Mi ch a e l G C a r u so M .D | Le sl e e Ba u t e P A .-C.4 0 0 2 S u n C i t y Cen t e r B l v d U nit 1 0 2 u n C i t y C e n t e r F L 3 3 5 7 3 ( O n e B l o c k W e s t o f the H o s p i tal ) 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., Oct. 114:00 p.m. Sun City Center structures should ever be dismantled, only real corks close the wine bottles to avoid oil-based plastics and all Bunker Hill bottles are sealed with genuine hot wax which can be recycled. Yet another recycling practice is collection of discarded wine bottles from restaurants and from customers, many of them useful for another bottling after sterilization. And the bottles that cannot be wine containers again are repurposed in some very creative ways. One of them is a concrete wall imbedded with old bottles and topped with half bottles carrying candles that can light the path to the tasting room during evening events. Another is Lenora Woodhams wedding arch, also a concrete structure containing green and amber and blue bottles through which sunlight may shine as the Notary Public conducts marriage ceremonies and vow renewals surrounded by the greenery of the vineyard. A bride approaching the arch from between the green vines makes a spectacular sight, she says. The wine masters even can provide use of a private two-bedroom home on the acreage for the wedding party or as a secluded honeymoon setting. along with a complimentary bottle of choice, of course. The Woodhams, both native southerners with an affinity for the land and a strong interest in environmental protections, make it clear their vineyard and winery are very much about Florida. There is no reason Florida cannot become a premier wine producing state, Larry emphasizes. And the objective at Bunker Hill is not mass production, he adds, but rather to be known as a creator and producer of the gold standard in Florida wines. More information about Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery can be accessed on the internet at www. bunkerhillvineyard.com. Email Woodhams at Bunkerhillvine@aol. com.Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Small winery aims to meet gold standard Gourds galore CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOIf youre looking for just the right pumpkin for your pie or to decorate, come to the South Bay Church pumpkin patch. Small pumpkins are $4, and larger ones (12-14 lbs.) are $8 each. The display is set up inside the church lobby at 13498 U.S.301 S., Riverview, and is open Tuesday Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday before and after worship services, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check the website for details on their upcoming Family Fall Festival, Oct. 27, which will include a free outdoor movie and carnival-type games and food. While most of the vineyard and win ery labor is done by hand the better to maintain precise controls when it comes to pressing the grapes, Vestal Virgins are not required. Here Woodham flashes an okay sign as he explains how well the small mechanical press handles the thickskinned Muscadines. All Bunker Hill wines are made with the fruit skins to enhance flavor and maximize the natural antioxidantsMELODY JAMESON PHOTOSAmong the several green innovations Larry and Lenora Woodham built into their grape vineyard is the drip irrigation system powered by the sun and always eagerly demonstrated. Throughout their vineyard and winery, the couple has made use of every opportunity to recycle, preserve and protect the environment.

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 17 ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Variety of Concrete Outdoor Furniture & Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Stepswww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps All bagged mulch 5 for $ 10All bagged Rock and Gravel 4 for $12Expires 10/13/12 St. Anne BingoCome celebrate the 2nd AnniversaryTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 BIGGER JACKPOTS DOOR PRIZES FREE GAME STRIP FREE CAKE Mystery Guest CallerSt. Anne Catholic Church Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows Whenever anyone mentions the game of poker, my mind immediately conjures up an image of a dark, smoke-filled basement with overweight guys in undershirts, empty beer cans littering the table. (Too many late night movies) Nowadays, its more than likely to be a brightly-lit casino where all the players are wearing sunglasses so you cant read their tell. Poker has gone high tech in this Texas Holdem world. If youve never heard of a Poker Run, its time to get educated. Most places hold them for motorcyclists. Others are done by boat, participants motoring from place to place collecting playing cards along the way. But here in Sun City Center, we play poker a slightly different wayon golf carts! Beginning this Friday and continuing the first Friday of every month through May, the Chamber of Commerce is presenting Golf Cart Poker Runs. Its simple to do. The run begins at 2 p.m. at the Chamber. Players ante in $10 to participate. They are given a map with seven business locations. On golf carts, participants proceed to each of the stops and enjoy refreshments, give-aways and banter. They will be given a playing card and sent off to the next stop. This is NOT a race! Once all of the participants have returned to the Chamber for appetizers and libations, we will see who has the best possible hand. And award the grand prize. Feeling lucky? Come join us this Friday at 2 p.m. And on Saturday, come join us for the Walk to End Alzheimers Disease at the SCC United Methodist Church. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk gets underway at 9 a.m. Its certainly not too late to make even a small donation to the Alzheimers Association. We walk in honor of those we love who have suffered from this disease. We walk in honor and gratitude for their caregivers. And we walk to protect those that come after us, hoping to find a cure before they may have to suffer as well. Come walk with us! On another note, now that its October, many places will be holding events to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hairmasters, next to Publix in Sun City Center, is one of those places. For the whole month, Hairmasters will donate 10% of the net proceeds By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce from their private label products to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. On Saturday, October 13th, they will hold the Clip for the Cure where 10% of every haircut will go to the Foundation. So if your bangs are a little shaggy, please wait another week and visit Hairmasters. The air is a little crisper, the breeze is a little softer, and the calendar is getting a little fuller as we gear up for the season! Enjoy!You, me & business: Join the poker run...SCC style MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSRuskins annual Big Draw kicked off on Sept. 29 with children, ages 5 to 12, and their parents sharing stories and making accordion books at the SouthShore Regional Library. Numerous events are on tap for the coming days and weeks including Figure Drawing for Adults with artist Bruce Marsh, taking place at the Big Draw Studio at 613 U.S. Highway 41 in Ruskin. The two-session introduction to figure drawing is sponsored by the SouthShore Arts Council and the Big Draw Studio. On Oct. 13, the International Day of Drawing will be celebrated with a Draw-a-Thon for kids ages 6 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Big Draw Studio. From 1-4 p.m. that same day will be the Big Draw & Click at the Firehouse Cultural Center. That free community event, combining drawing and photography to create images is open to all ages. For more information, visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org/programming/bigdraw-1Holiday Craft Market wants crafters, vendorsThe Summerfield Community will be hosting its 4th Annual Holiday Craft Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Summerfield Community Center, 13011 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview. Crafter registration is now open. The cost is $20/residents and $25/ non-residents per 6-foot table. Those who would like to participate should contact the Community Center at 813-671-2005 or email summerfieldsocial@gmail.com. Americas CarwashHOURS OF OPERATION: NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. 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18 OCTOBER 4, 2012 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case 2011 Allstate Insurance Company Adult Writing Workshop Monday, Oct. 8 1 to 3 p.m. Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share writings and receive feedback will be available. All levels of writers are welcome. Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics Tuesday, Oct. 9 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file manage ment. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Limit :20 Chair Yoga Tuesday, Oct. 9 & Thursday, Oct. 11 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Join local instructors from Lucky Cat Yoga in a low stress, slow movement introduction to yoga. Although geared for beginners, this hour-long session is also suitable for intermediate students. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Wednesday, Oct. 10 -10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 de-SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsSouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, vices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium English Conversation Class Wednesday, Oct. 10 1 to 2 p.m. Adults, 18 years or older, are invited to practice their English conversational skills with English speakers. No registration is required to participate. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough Litera cy Council and the Tampa-Hills borough County Public Library System. For more information, contact the Hillsborough Literacy Council at (813) 273.3650. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Oct. 10 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! The Secret Tips to Successful Online Dating Wednesday, Oct. 10 6:30 p.m. Many of those interested in online dating are not sure how to get started. This Web-based program teaches participants about popular online dating sites, secrets to creating a great profile, red flags of online dating, and tips for dating safely online. For adults. Library cardholders may participate from any remote location with Internet access. Advance registration is required for remote access. Visit hcplc.org for details or call (813) 273-3652. Master Gardener: Composting and Organic Vegetable Gar dening Wednesday, Oct. 10 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join Master Gardener, Bob Dickey, and learn how to compost and how to select, prepare, and grow vegetables organically without pesticides. Presented in partner ship with Hillsborough County Extension Service Excel: Introduction and Formatting Thursday, Oct. 11 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Learn different for mats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Registration in per son required at the opening of the Library at 12pm. Multi-chamber mixer shows South County business continues to thriveMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSHundreds of members from the three area chambers of Commerce, the Sun City Center Chamber, the SouthShore Chamber and the Greater Riverview Chamber descended on the Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin for an evening of outstanding food ranging from pasta and seafood to a flowing chocolate fountain and fellowship among business owners, employees and representatives of area organizations. The well-attended and highly successful event was sponsored by Lakewood Toyota of Brandenton and organized by the Sun City Center Chamber. Pictured above are Debbie Kirkland of the Greater Riverview Chamber, Sun City Center Chamber executive director Dana Dittmar, Robert Newhart of Little Harbor Resort, Fred Bartholomew and Ellen Walther of Toyota/Scion of Lakewood. SOLDIER Army Pvt. Bernard Alexander has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of train ing, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and cer emony, marching, rifle marksman ship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Alexander is the son of Vincilia and Bernard Alexander of Tucker Road, Riverview. He is a 2008 graduate of Riverview High School. SOLDIER Army National Guard Pvt. Zachary C. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of train ing, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and cer emony, marching, rifle marksman ship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Jones is the son of Rudy Jones, and stepson of Lillian Jones of Black Forest Trail, Riverview. He is a 2011 graduate of Bloomingdale High School, Valrico.League of Women Voters launches new hotlineFloridas voter registration dead line is October 9. Thats why the League of Women Voters of Flor ida Education Fund has moved its already active voter registration and support campaign into even higher gear with the addition of a Voter Assistance Hotline, 1-855FL-VOTER (1-855-358-6837). Hotline callers can get answers to their questions about how changes in Floridas election law affect them. They can also learn where and how to register to vote, how to check and verify their voter registration information, how to change a name or address, update their signature, find the location of their polling place, and request a voteby-mail ballot, along with other vital registration information. Registration is the key to ensur ing that all voters have the chance to make their voices heard on Election Day. Every single vote counts, said League President Deirdre Macnab. Our members throughout the state are making renewed face-to-face efforts to boost registration and compensate for lost time, and were pleased to add this Voter Assistance Hotline to supplement their efforts. The Voter Assistance Hotline is just the latest addition to the Leagues growing list of resources for voters.

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OCTOBER 4, 2012 19 Golf Club at Cypress Creek Please call for reservation813-440-4576 Ext. 2 All pricing does not include sales tax Thursday Night Homestyle Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf.........$10953-Piece Fried Chicken Dinner........$895Tender Yankee Pot Roast..........$1095Fried Fish with Hushpuppies........$995Liver & Onions...........................$995Add ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Salad Bar to your entr e for only........................... $2.50 Apollo Beach Elementary September Students of the MonthMaddie Ahlgren, Timothy Brigman, Morgendy Buzbee, Elizabeth Cameron, Natalie Chavanu, Gabrielle Cook, Violette Cullimore, Mackenzie Friday, Sofia Gonzalez, Alexander Gribble, Nikki Harrell, Samantha Henley, Natalee Hopkins, Wesley Houston, Jessica Huynh, Steven Jones, Samantha Law, Ashleigh Menotti, Collin Mojena, Kailey Montez, Laya Moya, Sarah Nefflen, Dedric Neidige, McKinney Parsons, Maya Patel, Zandri Perez, Jassmine Portocarrero, Diego Ramirez, Christian Savinon, Briana Vergara, Jadyn Vitovitz, Livy Lu Waller, Cassie Wortner. AGP: David Bills. Patrol: Michael Espinal. South Shore Felines Inc., an or ganization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless and freeroaming cats and treating them humanely, has announced its slate of October events: Saturday, Oct. 6 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tampa Loves TNR event at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa. Cat rescue groups and low-cost spay / neuter clinics will be on hand for a free educa tional and fun family event. Face painting, Hello Kitty moonwalk, food, beverages, hands-on TrapNeuter-Return (TNR) equipment, and more! Saturday. Oct. 13 27 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays South Shore Felines announces events in Octoberat Harriets Flowers, 226 W. College Ave., Ruskin. South Shore Felines Feed the Tuna Chest cat food drive. Food will benefit lowincome residents and community cat colonies. Each person making a donation will receive an entry to win a $50 gift certificate to Har riets. S unday. Oct. 21 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2nd Annual Pet Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 5309 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Apollo Beach. Cat and dog rescue groups will be on hand for adoption opportunities, animal advocacy educational materials and volunteer opportunities, and pet hurricane preparedness materials. Cat and dog food donations requested.Silverliners Intl. sets Tampa meetingThe members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will host a luncheon and meeting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Dr. North in Tampa. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight atten dants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Membership information may be obtained from Barbara Reed at (813) 671-3078 or Janice Henry at (813)837-4312.Field of Honor is Saturday Oct. 13The quarterly Field of Honor Ceremony sponsored by the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County will take place at 11 a.m. on Satur day, Oct. 13 at the Veterans Memorial Park located at 3602 U.S. Hwy. 301,Tampa, just south of the Florida State Fairgrounds. This ceremony will honor all the casualities of the last three months who have died while participating in operation Enduring Freedom by reading their names and placing an American Flag in their memory next to the thousands of flags already in the Field of Honor. Hosting this ceremony will be AMVETS Post #44 Brandon; colors will be presented by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6287 Ruskin; the National Anthem will be sung by Melissa Steiner; Marine Corps League Detachment #1226 Riverview will fire a rifle salute and play TAPS; and Ye Mystic AirKrewe will perform a flyover in the missing man formation. Master of Ceremonies will be Master Chief Petty Officer (FMF) USN Navy Retired and the current president of the Hillsborough Veter ans Council, Walter Raysick. During this ceremony, as the names of the casualities are read, those in attendance will be asked to come forward and to pick up a small American flag and place it in the ground in memory of the Soldier, Sailor, Air man, Marine or Coast Guardsman whose name has just been read. In attendance at this Field of Honor Ceremony will be three Gold Star Families to honor their lost loved ones, including Sarah Sitton, Gold Star Wife of SSGT Matt Sitton, USA., Largo, FL, who lost his life on August 2, 2012. For more information, contact Walt Raysick at (813) 653-4924 or wraysick@verizon.net. Free help available for southshore residents who want to quit smokingSouth Bay Hospital and Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center, Inc. are working together to bring the Sun City Center and sur rounding communities free smoking cessation classes. The first class is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 1901 Haverford Dr, Suite 106, Sun City Center. The follow up session is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. Anyone ready to quit within 3 weeks of the seminar is eligible to participate and will receive professional help from a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist to develop a personalized quit plan. After attending this class, participants will have a clear understanding of nicotine addiction, health effects of tobacco use, benefits of quitting, withdrawal symptoms, medications, and effective strategies to cope with triggers and overcome cravings. In addition, those who attend the two-class program (a total of 3 hours) are eligible to receive four free weeks of nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum or lozenges) while supplies last. Seating is limited. Call South Bay Hospitals Consult-A-Nurse Health Information & Referral Line at 1-888-685-1595 to make a reservation.

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." 20 OCTOBER 4, 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 Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 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 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil.................4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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 ........................................Hispanic Worship 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Robert Chaple Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim PastorTelephone: Website: sccredeemer.org Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. 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 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. Howard (Jim) AndrolHoward James (Papa) Androl of Riverview, FL, formerly of Punta Gorda, FL, and Waterford, MI, was 81 years old when he passed on Sept. 23, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn (JoAnn) Androl, father to Diana Matteson (Dale), James Androl (Beverly) and Jody MacPherson (the late Colin). He was grandfather to Heather Matteson; Christoper, Jonathan and Matthew Androl; and Aimee Pinna and Elizabeth MacPherson. He was also uncle and honorary father to Deborah and Frank Allen. He also leaves behind faithful friends John and Darlene Lentis. Jimz was retired from Fisher Body Pontiac. He loved all outdoor activities, refurbishing old cars and spending time with family and friends. He was a friend to every person he met, and loved all animals. He will be missed by all. A memorial service will be at a later date in Clarkston, MI. Steven Wayne MathisSteven Wayne (Hosie) Mathis, born Dec. 3, 1959, passed away Sept. 27, 2012. He is survived by his wife Margarita, children Lee-Ann, Michael, Alfredo, and India; sisters Betty Pyle and Rose Hartman; and brothers James and Thomas Mathis. Hosie, you will be in our hearts and thoughts forever. You will be missed. We love you.In MemoriamAnne W. BennettNov. 1, 1938 Oct. 6, 2010 Two years ago on this sad day The one we love was Called away. God took her home, It was his will, But in our hearts she lives still.We love and miss you so very Much. Gil, Keavin, Sherell, Ron, Kim, Kelly, Lori, Ryan, and Krisi In MemoriamSherry NewlinI think of you every day But especially today on Your 37th birthday. I miss you dearly And miss our long Heart-to-heart chats And our annual shots of Irish Whiskey Cream. I love and miss you, Sherry. Happy Birthday. Sue Area Obituaries Domer family has annual ministry weekendThe Domer Family has extended an invitation to attend their 4th annual ministry weekend, held at The Church of God Cafeteria Building in Wimauma. There are meetings held on Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Oct. 5 at at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Oct. 6 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Each meeting will have Southern gospel-style music and preaching. There will also be puppet ministry. This is an interdenominational meeting and all are welcome for the three days of fellowship and ministry. There will be speakers from Central Florida and Alabama, and there will be several local singers, including soloist Debbie Domer. A donation of $10 per person is requested each day, which covers all three meetings on that day. Church groups get a discount on tickets for groups over 10 people. Politics and the Bible is subject of lecture seriesOn Sunday nights at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21, 28 and Nov. 4, Pastor Sam Roach (Ph.D., J.D.) of Northside Baptist Church will teach a series entitled, Politics and the Bible, based on the book of the same name authored by Wayne Grudem. Topics that will be covered include Christians and the Government, The Protection of Life, Marriage, Economics, and more. The community is invited to attend. There will be a time of prayer after the lesson each night. Northside Baptist Church is located at 1301 U.S. Hwy. 41 S in Ruskin. Contact the church office: (813) 6451121 with any questions.St. Andrew announces fine arts concert seriesSt. Andrew Presbyterian Church has announced the schedule for its Fine Arts Concert Series. The concerts start at 3 p.m. at the church located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center; donation for the concert series is $40. McCollWinn Trio Sunday, Oct. 7 Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet Sunday, Nov. 4 Eleonora Lvov, Pianist Sunday, Dec. 2 Daniel Rodriguez, Tenor Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 Ken Dake, Piano & Organ Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 Kyoung & Won Cho, Soprano & Bass-Baritone Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 Tampa Oratorio Singers Sunday, April 21, 2013 For more information, call (813) 634-1252.Car wash to raise funds for Y.E.S.Redeemer Lutheran Church will be hosting a car wash for the boys at Y.E.S. (Youth Environ mental Services) from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the church parking lot. Golf carts are welcome. Rain date is Oct. 13. Unitarian Fellowship opens its seasonThe Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center opens its season Oct. 4 with The Rev. Dr. Robert P. Tucker, who will present Easing the Path. This sermon ethically analyzes Jesus parable of the Good Samaritan. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, No one would remember the Good Samaritan if hed only had good intentions. He had money as well. This first week of the organizations first month this season starts with the request for attendees to bring generous food donations of nonperishable foods for Beth El Farmworkers Mission Join them at 7 p.m. at the Beth Israel/Henry Gibson Social Hall, Jewish Congregation Synagogue at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East for coffee and conversation. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Programs in the coming weeks will include: Oct. 11 The Rev. Dr. E. Bonnie Devlin, First Ones on the Block; Honoring the Indigenous. Dr. Devlin, minister of the Manatee UU Fellowship in Bradenton since 2006, has long held Native Americans in high regard. Oct. 18 Dr. Ryan T. Cragun, Mormonism. Professor Cragun, on the faculty at Tampa University, specializes in the sociological study of religion. He is a former Mormon. Oct. 25 Lynda and Wayne Conklin, The Day of the Dead. Members of our Fellowship, the

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OCTOBER 4, 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. Beth Israel sponsors Mah Jongg TournamentA Mah Jongg Tournament will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Caper Room of the Atrium, 2013 N. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. The registration fee is $36 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and snack. Cash prizes will be awarded to Tournament winners. Also featured will be drawings and door prizes. Seating is limited, on a first-come basis. Proceeds benefit Beth Israel of Sun City Center. Registration deadline is Oct. 15. For further information, or to request a signup sheet, call Carol Balent at (813) 829-7227 or email monkeyandwife@yahoo.com. The inaugural Fantastic Friday event at the United Community Church will feature live animals as part of the show, Wonders of Nature. It is expected to be a fun and fast-paced show full of amazing, live, trained creatures to illustrate and highlight the beautiful natural world around us. Entree choices include pot roast of beef or bratwurst, along with delicious trimmings. The date is Friday, Oct. 12; the dinner program be gins at 6 p.m., and the cost is $17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be avail able on Sunday following the 10 a.m. worship ser vice, and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the church narthex from 10 a.m. to Noon. Entertainment-only portion tickets are $5, and may be purchased at any of the above times or at the door the night of the performance. From left: Larry Piechoski, Linda Shaw, Karl Buffington and Paula Lickfeldt.Wonders of Nature kicks off Fantastic Friday seasonEntertainment begins at 7 p.m. The United Community Church is at 1501 La Jolla Ave in SCC. For more information, contact Paula Lickfeldt at (813) 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at (813) 6347062. Old Thyme Country Fair & Bazaar will arrive soon in Sun City CenterThe Old Thyme Country Fair & Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. There will be many new events, music and dance entertainment, an Authors Table of local writers to visit and sign their books, a Christmas table, items from all holidays, and the chance to have ones picture taken with Santa. In addition, there will be lunch at the Hay Stack Caf and delicious bakery from Lindas famous Bake Sale. It promises to be a wonderful, happy and very special event. For more information, contact Sally Erath at (813) 634-8607.Sally Erath, Carolyn Gordon & Sally Morse ready crafts and jellies for the Old Thyme Country Fair. Trinity Baptist Church recently welcomed three new members. Pictured from left: Rodney and Sally Sechler, Pastor Ron Churchill, and Ludwig Sanktjohanser. For information on the church, call (813) 634-4228.New members at Trinity Baptist Unity in Brandon hosts Shawn MoningerUnity in Brandon will host the Rev. Shawn Moninger at its 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Oct. 7. His message is entitled, They Promised Us. All are welcome to attend. As a much-sought-after speaker in the New Thought and Unity movements, Moniger has spoken at such prominent events as the International New Thought Alliance Conference, the Unity Conference, and various retreats and leading churches throughout the country. Moninger spent an earlier career in New York City as an awardwinning backstage technical designer and director for clubs and bistros, then later took his talents into the world of stand-up comedy. As he puts it, Becoming a minister was the only thing left to do after that. Moninger is a founding President of the Unity Church of New York, and has been Senior Minister of Unity Center for Practical Spirituality in Norwalk, Connecticut since 2004. Shawns mission in life and in his ministry is for everyone on planet earth (including himself) to KNOW that he or she is Good. He says, It is a simple task and a powerful journey. We are delighted that Unity in Brandon will host the multi-talented Rev. Shawn Moninger and hear his message, They Promised Us on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at our 10:30 Service. All are welcome.Rev. Shawn MoningerRuskin Aglow schedules meetingRuskin Aglow, a Christian womens group, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Palm Gardens, 3850 Upper Creek Dr, in Sun City Center. They invite attendees to come and bring someone special to their Christian life, friend, family, neighbor, coworker, to honor them, a special support person during times of stress. For more information, call Gloria at (813) 633 9613.

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Exp. 11/1/12MAINTENANCE 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 BRAKE SPECIAL SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol FREE DIAGNOSTICSOIL CHANGE$150PER AXLE + TAXMOST CARS$1995Exp. 9/30/12 Most cars & light trucks. Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price. Exp. 9/30/12Emergency Services 813-645-7653(S.R. 674)Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m.WWW.SUNPOINTAUTOANDTOWING.COM A/C CHECK + freon$1995Big Super Battery SaleFREE BATTERY CHECK Lowest Price Ever! Se Habla Espaol Emergency Services813-999-4920 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674)RUSKIN HAS A RENTAL CAR COMPANY!WOW!SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE Econo Auto Rentals Inc. We Pick You Up and Take You Home!$1999PER DAY Free gun safety course at FishHawkFishHawk Sporting Clays in Lithia will conduct a free Women and Children Gun Safety Class at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Space is limited and attendees must register by calling (813) 6890490. For more information, visit www.fishhawkclays.com. Mystery Map Event returns The 15th Annual Mystery Map Event at Little Manatee River State Park is Saturday, Oct.20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.in Wimauma. Hikers & Horseback riders (BYOH) will enjoy the Country Fair themed activities trail. A $25 donation for those entering the event includes lunch. Other attendees are welcome to enjoy the food, music, booths and raffles. There will also be prizes for hikers or riders who match Mystery time. Proceeds benefit the park. For more info, call (813) 677-9291 or (813) 634-8716. Special needs office: (813) 671-5005.AARP offers Driver Safety programsAARP offers Driver Safety refresher courses for drivers older than 50. Once the six-hour course is completed, participants receive certificates to turn in to their insurance companies for a possible rate reduction on their automobile insurance. The cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Registration information is available at www.aarp.org/ driversafety, or call (888) 227-7669.Dollar $tretchersWant to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher. com to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2012 Dollar Stretcher, Inc.De-Greasing Ground MeatsWhen Im using meat to make things like soups, stews, sauces, taco filling, etc. I boil the meat first to remove the excess fat. I try to buy the leanest cuts and the leanest ground beef that I can. After cooking, I take a skimmer and dip it out of the plain water that I boiled it in. Even with the leaner meats, I cant believe the grease that is found in the cooking water. After this, the meat is ready to be used for whatever I am making.Did you know that you can renew stale tortilla chips in the microwave? Just place a single layer on a paper plate and microwave for approximately one minute. I tried it and I couldnt believe how good they came out! MANUFACTURERS REBATE$20 per window$100 per dooron PGT Winguard Aluminum Frame ProductsExpires 9/28/12 Democratic Club sets evening meetingThe South Shore Democratic Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the South Shore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. For the convenience of members unable to attend daytime meetings, this event will be held in the evening. This month attendees will have the opportunity to meet several candidates who are running for local political offices. Featured speakers this month are Kevin Beckner-County Commissioner District 6 Elizabeth Belcher-State Senate District 26 Bob Henriquez-Property Appraiser-Hillsborough County Craig Latimer-Supervisor of Elections Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. All Democrats and Independents are welcome. APOLLO BEACH Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Century 21, 6542 N. Hwy. 41, Ste. 101 Registration: (813) 645-8481 BRANDON Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Davis Park Senior Center, 612 Parsons Dr. Registration: (813) 653-7249 Oct. 29, Noon 6 p.m. H2U Brandon Reg. Hospital 228 Oakfield Plaza, Rm. 228 Registration: H2U Office (813) 684-3316 SUN CITY CENTER Oct. 5, 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Kings Point, 1904 Clubhouse Drive Registration: Encore Bank (813) 634-8001 Oct. 15, 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 1653 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Registration: Encore Bank (813) 634-8001

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 23OCTOBER 4, 2012 310 GARAGE/Y ARD SALE 312 ESTATE SALES To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 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 SALE 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 280 PETSTan & white mix Husky. 3yrs. old. Has shots & neutered. Free to good home, well behaved. Call Lisa 813-262-2070 310 GARAGE/YARD SALEAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry F irst Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate SCC Oct. 5 & 6, Multi family. European articles, kitchen hutch, linens, clothing, kitchenware, tools, furniture, TV. 1509 La Jolla. 8am-1pm Moving sale. Friday, Oct. 5 & Saturday, Oct. 6. 8am-noon. Lots of household items. 2016 D el Webb Blvd., E ast, SCC. Call for DirectionsDelivery AvailableQuality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed WeekendsWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Oct. 6, 7am-2pm. Household & Christmas items, clothing. 202 L ookout D r., Apollo Beach, behind Circle K Estate /moving sale. Oct. 5 & 6, 8am4pm. 918 Birdie Way, A pollo Beach. Tools, household items, clothes, organ, refrigerator, shopvac, power washer. A pollo Beach street sale. S olitaire Palm, off Apollo Beach Blvd. 1/2 mile from US 41. Furniture, household, tools, generator Freon. Friday & Saturday, 8am-? Big yard sale. S aturday only, Oct. 6. I tems for everyone. G ames, clothes, wheelchair, walker, kitchen & Knickknacks, etc. 5527 Hillsborough St., by Wimauma school. Multi family sale. Indoor & out. 334 Club Manor D r., S CC. F riday & S aturday, Oct. 5 & 6. 7am-1pm. 1008 Augusta Dr SCC 8am-1pm. Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7. Large variety of bargains.Final Estate/ Moving Sale 10907 Summerton Dr., Riverview. Household items, small appliances, dishes, TV, tools, high top dining table, large womens clothing, books, deco rative items & much more. Everything must go. Saturday, Oct. 6, 8am-1pm. 813-610-2620 garage sale. (Riverview) Saturday, Oct. 6, 8am-2pm. Dont miss this one! One of south counties biggest & best. Many participants. Great things, great prices. 1 mile east of US 301 on Big Bend Rd. S aturday, Oct. 6, 508 3rd A ve., SE R uskin. 8am-2pm. Please no early birds. S omething for everyone. D ecorating items, household items, children furniture. Too much to list! Re-Decorating Sale SCC. 314 Faircross Circle. Friday & Saturday, 8am-noon. Lovely 3 pc sectional, driftwood table, lamps, oak pictures, many decorative items, luggage, golf clubs, mens clothing. Please park on Club Manor Dr. Ruskin United Methodis t ChurchTHRIFT HOUSESPECIALS EVERY WEEK Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m 1 09 W. Shell Po int Ro Ru skin Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Oct. 3, 5 & 6The Winter Sale50% off all jackets 312 ESTATE SALESAbove The Rest 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Jewelry, lots of new inventory. Come & see. Tiffany & Co., Trafari, Weiss, Sara Coventry vintage & costume. This weeks special: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Lamps 10% off. We now have layaway till Christmas. E state sale. Oct. 5 & 6, 8am-4pm. 124 E St. John Way, Apollo Beach, Caribbean I sles. F urniture, glassware, movies, lamps, household. Mike says, This is exquisite furniture. Thomasville Furniture Dining Rm.Table & Chairs, Sofabed, End & Coee Tables, Queen Bedroom Suite, Wicker Furniture Coee Table, Chest, Bedroom Furniture, Corner & Assorted Tables Other Featured Furniture Matching Barca Loungers, La-Z-Boy Recliner, Sofa & Matching Chair, Queen Bedroom Suite, Twin Bed, Computer Desk, & Cheval Mirror Signed Art Glass by Hines & Katz, Signed Fisher Sculpture, P. Jannelle Painting, Collectables (Fiestaware, Franciscan, Godinger, Lenox & More), Snowman Collection, Art & Craft Supplies, Kenmore Sewing Machine, Electronics, Silks, Beautiful Ladies Clothing, Mens Clothing, Kitchenware & Garage Items. Please park on sale side of streetwww.denneysestatesales.com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1603 Brookton Green Dr.Off W. Del WebbSun City CenterFriday & Saturday Oct 5th & 6th7 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 477-1793 The Price is Right! NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Please note date and time. Contents Include: Beautiful pink plaid sofa, pink side chairs, glass-top coffee & lamp table, Broyhill sofa & matching loveseat, La-z-boy rocker/recliner, Side chair RCA sound system, round glass-top dinette set, beautiful dining room table w/chairs, china cabinet, rattan tagere, king-size wicker bedroom set, queen bedroom set, computer desk, home decor, glassware, kitchenware, tools, garage items, mens cruiser bike & more! Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.1927 Grand Cypress Lane(off West Del Webb)Sun City Center FRIDAY & S A TU RDAY Oct. 5th & 6th 7 a.m. NOON BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterOctober 5 & 67:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1204 Emerald Dunes Dr.Pebble Beach South to Emerald Dunes Dr. Please park on side of sale only & side street Ethan Allen entertainment center, chaise lounge, coffee & end tables, light brown leather sofa & loveseat, sofa table, dining table w/ 4 chairs, kitchen table w/ 4 chairs, bakers rack, silks, rugs, lamps and pictures. 2 counter barstools, 3 accent chairs, plaid overstuffed chair, 2 queen mattresses, 2 queen suites, dark 3-pc entertainment center, girls bicycle (Schwinn), Point Beach, silverware chest, corner booth, Lane cedar chest. Handmade dolls, doll clothes, furniture, strollers, molds and supplies including kiln Evenheat, Rompmaster II. Rocker, books, womens clothes & shoes, kitchen, linens, dishes, vacuum, ladder & misc. garage items.508-0307 or 633-1173 ESTATE SALESaturday, Oct. 6th 8 a.m. 5414 Hammock View Lane Apollo Beach Furniture and appliances, sewing machines, hospital bed, wheelchair, walker, gas grill, computers, file cabinets, vintage Noritake china, crystal stems & decanters, teapot collection, lots of fabric & patterns, crafting beads, yarns and craft books, household, linens, & adult clothing. Tools: 3.8 hp gas edger, 675 Series 22 cut mower, shop vac, Toro power blower/ vac, cordless drills, sanders, socket & wrench set. CASH ONLY Furniture: White lacquer bedroom suite, twin beds, jewelry chest, dining rm table w/chairs, sofas & sofa-sleepers, chair w/ ottoman, entry table, microwave cart, desk w/ chair, wicker patio chairs, rocking chair, TVs; Appliances: upright freezer, refrigerator, gas grill; Collectables: vintage and costume jewelry; cuckoo clock, old books, artwork, stained glass; Misc: ladies Big Bertha golf set, nautical items, vacs, household, kitchen & misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales Friday & Saturday Oct. 5th & 6th (7 noon)(park on side of sale only)(813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-7954 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Informative

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OCT OBER 4, 2012 THE SHOPPER COMMUNITY PAPERS OF FLORIDA (CPF STATEWIDES) CPF STATEWIDES EMPLOYMENT800 612 APTS FOR RENTRuskin area. 2br/1ba, very clean, washer /dryer hookup. $675 monthly plus deposit, lawn service included. 813-244-1676 rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 1yr lease $850 monthly First & last. Call 813-701-4194 613 CONDOS FOR RENT cluding washer & dryer. Glass enclosed Beggins, Beth Christo 813-714-3811 updated, private patio & carport. Annual lease $750 monthly. No pets. 813-361-0193 614 DUPLEX FOR RENTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813-641-8400630 M.H. RENTALSFor lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-2446 RV 8 x 22 for rent on a private lot. 20 included. $90 weekly. 813-634-4050 or 813-495-7481 One bedroom furnished, water & electric included. $165 weekly, plus security Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 For rent; 1br/1ba mobile home in quiet park. Totally refurbished, nice bright & clean. No pets, no smokers, close 5515For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 Mobile home for rent. 1-3 bedroom, Family friendly, quiet park, Gibsonton. park. Furnished or unfurnished. Large attached enclosed rooms, carport, close to clubhouse & pool. Ruskin. For more info. call Dave 813-447-6123 646 W AREHOUSE SP ACEGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 PROF SER VICES QuickBooks tutoring, software & issues, classes. 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