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www.ObserverNews.netOctober 11, 2012 Volume 56 Number 38OBSERVER NEWSTHE PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netRIVERVIEW Area candidates for national, state and county offices seeking the support of South County voters are expected at a public forum here Thursday night. The event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, located in the Crescent Office Park, immediately east of U.S. 301and north of the I-75 overpass. It is being co-sponsored by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce. Some 20 candidates for a U.S. House of Representatives seat as well as for state senate and state house seats, plus a number of office seekers on the county level have been invited to participate in the forum designed to give voters face-to-face time with those who want to represent them, noted Tonya Doran, the Riverview chambers executive director. Early this week, 14 had confirmed their appearances, she added. The forum structure will give each candidate three minutes for a general introduction, Doran said, with a question and answer period following. Questions, which have been collected from chamber members and will be chosen at random by the moderator, then will be directed to appropriate candidates. The candidates will have no prior knowledge of the questions to be asked, Doran asserted. Dr. Bryan Thatcher, a Riverview businessman, will serve as moderator. Members of SouthShore Toastmasters are to be time keepers during the event. County office seekers invited to participate include Bob Henriquez, Democrat, and Ronda Storms, Republican, as well as James DeMio and Robert Townsend, both running with no party affiliation. They are campaigning to become Hillsborough County Property Appraiser. Candidates for the countys Supervisor of Elections post, Democrat Craig Latimer and Republican Rich Glorioso also are on tap. In the District 4 county commission race, Mark Nash, Democrat, Al Higginbotham, the Republican incumbent, and Joy Green, NPA, all have been invited as have Kevin Beckner, Democrat and incumbent District 6 county commissioner, and Margaret Iuculano, his Republican challenger. Terry Kemple and Carol Kurdell, seeking the District 7 seat on the Hillsborough County School Board, are among the invitees. Incumbent U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, a Democrat, and her challenger, Evelio EJ Otero, Republican, top the invitation Candidates after South County votes on tap Thursday evening Prep football MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOHigh school football continues to dominate Friday nights around the county. Look for local scores and highlights on page 12. Above East Bay running back Brandon Byrd picks up a first down. Byrd later picked up the first touchdown of the game spoiling any hopes of Riverview seeing victory on their homecoming game night. Two ways to see AmericaBy PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTERHes been riding motorcycles since he was a kid on his grandfathers farm. She just started in 2000. Now theyre both riding hard and fast and seeing everything they can. Bill Royal and Eve Blazur often leave their Sun City Center home and stay gone for days. Last year they each rode more than 40,000 miles, sometimes together and sometimes apart. Bill likes to see how many miles he can go, Eve explained. And I like to stay at a destination and enjoy it awhile so sometimes we go on separate trips. Sometimes they go part-way together, and then split up to ride alone or meet with their friends. It all depends on what it is they want to see. Born on MacDill Air Force Base, Bill, now 59, was living in New Hampshire before he came back to Florida to care for his LARRY TROUTMAN PHOTOBill managed to add Alaska to the list of states hes visited but he cant figure out how to ride to Hawaii.Local poet takes her place with 39 featured authors in reading festivalBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netRUSKIN Melanie Hubbard probably would be a frustratingly formidable opponent over a game of Scrabble. Shes a constant, consistent, inveterate, dedicated explorer with words. She plays with them by way of magnetized letters on the kitchen fridge. She experiments with them as part of an endeavor she calls poem painting. She strings them together to create lyrical, touching free verse that editors publish. And next week its that latter effort which will put the diminutive local poet in the spotlight on the other side of Tampa Bay. Dr. Melanie Hubbard and her first full-length published book of poetry will be featured Saturday, October 20, during the 20th annual Times Festival of Reading. According to the schedule now in final draft form, shes front and center at 1:45 p.m. in Room 123 of the Science and Technology Building on the University of South Florida campus, downtown St. Petersburg. The 70-page book, titled We Have With Us Your Sky, came out October 2, published by Subito Press, a literary publisher affiliated with the University of Colorado at Boulder. It contains 49 works by Hubbard which she describes as snapshots of dreamscapes. During her presentation as one of the festivals featured authors, she told The Observer this week, she plans to read from this collection and answer questions related to the works, her creative processes, poetry publishing or the life of a poet. It may be more a matter of practice choosing the poet than poet making the choice. See CANDIDATES, page 9 See POET, page 16 See SEE AMERICA, page 15Dr. Melanie Hubbard... poet and scholarphotoPHOTO courteCOURTESyY DrR. HuUBBardARD

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 3 Get a MICHELIN Tire that Stops Shorter1and Get a $70 Visa Reward Card via Mail-In Rebate2Master Certified Technicians Oer Valid Oct. 8 31, 2012 Pirouette Window Shadings Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDSDress Up Your Home for the Holidays.Save through December 15 on select Hunter Douglas window fashions.*Tis the season for you and your guests to celebrate in style.SAVE $100* WHEN YOU BUY:4 Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades Plus $25 off each additional unit2 Duette Duolite Honeycomb Shades, 2 Pirouette Window Shadings, 2 Silhouette Window Shadings or 2 Vignette Modern Roman Shades Plus $50 off each additional unit1 Luminette Privacy Sheers or Modern Draperies or 1 Skyline Gliding Window Panels Plus $100 off each additional unit DOVE INTERIORS CARPET ONE (1 mile west of I-75 Exit 240-B) 813-645-8660 | www.doveinteriors.hdwfg.comWe are the oldest family-owned window treatment/flooring store in SouthShore FALLVOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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? Community survey results both substantiate and surprise By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER A good many residents in this retirement center once touted as a shining example of volunteerism at work do not, in fact, volunteer their time and talents. A majority of retirees here are technologically tuned in to some degree. A master plan for future major improvements is a top priority. The next new amenity should be a campus caf. Several options for funding big-ticket capital improvements should be tapped before any bank loan is considered. The communitys largest age group is the 70 somethings. These are but a few of the findings reported last week when results of an impartial, comprehensive community-wide survey were disclosed during a town hall meeting. Some of them are consistent with previous endeavors to survey resident positions on issues.Preference for a caf or central gathering place with food and beverage availability, for example, has shown up whenever efforts to take the communitys pulse have been undertaken in the recent past. And community resistance to incurring debt owed a commercial lender in order to underwrite new construction came through loud and clear the last time such a proposition was put to a community vote. Other results, however, such as the extent of declining volunteerism may have surprised some in a community that for years has promoted the amount of tax dollars it ostensibly saves Hillsborough County through services rendered by volunteering residents that otherwise might have to be funded through tax revenues. Whether new or old, the findings now are in the hands of a blue ribbon panel charged with careful evaluation and recommendation for implementations. The survey, distributed to a total of 11,002 SCC Community Association members including residents in Aston Gardens and The Courtyards, was returned by more than 5,000 of them, Dr. Erika Matulich told a crowd ofsome 500 assembled in Community Hall Thursday evening to learn results. Matulich, a University of Tampa professor and business consultant commissioned to conduct the entirely confidential survey, called the 42.9 percent return rate unprecedented. The exceptionally high return, she added, provided a very, very valid statistical basis, reflecting the community as a whole. With the help of a power point program shown on overhead projectors, Matulich took her rapt audience through the several segments of the survey, highlighting specifics in each. Most Sun City Center citizens, for instance, are year around dwellers, with 69 percent of the survey respondents noting they live here 12 months each year. Other demographic details they disclosed include that more than 60 percent of them have had at least some college coursework and that 40 percent are 70 to 79 years old.Nearly 28 percent are in the 60 to 69 age bracket and slightly over 23 percent are in their 80s.The average age is 70.85 years. As for volunteering, Matulich noted that in SCC the rate is lower than in similar communities. Fifty percent of the respondents said they do not volunteer in any capacity at any time and 23.47 percent stated they contribute no more than four hours each month. Just 11 percent give 20 hours or more on a monthly basis. On the other hand, SCC residents eat out a lot: 36 percent dining out up to nine times each month and another 21 percent frequenting restaurants up to 19 times per month. And where do the retirees get most of their information on community issues?Respondents listed the SCC CA monthly newsletter as their top source, with the eNews managed by John Bowker and local newspapers close behind.Town hall and SCC CA board meetings ranked near the bottom. Residents may not be fans of meetings, but they are electronically in touch. Almost 4,000 of the respondents said they use desk top computers, laptops and tablets, with most of their owners internet connected. Not surprisingly, respondents voiced preference for a routinely provided digest of CA board actions distributed via email or a weekly CA newsletter.The most popular and heavily used amenities in the community are the Atrium facilities, library, fitness center, Community Hall, Rollins Theater and the pools. Residents most used services include the Nearly New retail outlet, CA offices, Emergency Shop Locally...When you need to make a purchase or need a service, always check the pages of The Observer News first! Local businesses are waiting for your call. Remember, theyre your neighbors! Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031, Loyal Order of Moose is located at 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton. Visit the website at riverviewmooselodge2158.org, or call (813) 677-7921 for more information. All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests.UPCOMING EVENTSn Tuesday fixins 5 to 7 p.m. Chili, cheese, onions, relish, etc.n Wednesday to 7 p.m. n 4th Wednesday of the month, Riverview Moose activitiesLindas famous liver n onions. Bar Games begin at 7 p.m.n Thursday night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Blind draw darts at 7:30 p.m.n Friday shrimp dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Includes burgers and sides Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m.n Sunday bar games begin at 3 p.m. Wings from 3 to 6 p.m., 6 for $3 BBQ, hot or mild, and theres always naked wings. They are a friendly lodge, enjoy some good family fun with them.See SURVEY, page 21 MEloLODY JAmMESonON PHotoOTONewly revealed findings in the SCC community survey some surprising, some consistent with previous efforts to take the pulse of the retirement center were topics of avid discussion among residents and leaders alike following a town hall meeting last week. Lyn Reitz, community manager (left), Ed Barnes, community association president (center), and Dr. Erika Matulich, business consultant who conducted the comprehensive and confidential survey, shared perspectives on several points following the session.

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4 OCTOBER 11, 2012 Come join the National Cremation Society for aFREE SEMINARon the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?When the time comes, wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time.Well discuss: RESERVATION REQUIRED Meet representatives:Gene & Toni DyrekNational Cremation & Burial Society 308 E. College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570Thurs., Oct. 18, 20122:00 p.m.First time attendees only please(813) 401-1159 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 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 CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL 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. He told me his name was Marcus and just over 15 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 By William Hodges 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.Positive Talk: Born With a Silver SpoonHodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewUNDER NEW OWNERSHIP IMPROVEMENTS IN PROGRESS!!! 813-671-9196 ~ LIVE MUSIC ~ Free Wi-Fi format 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 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 Eastern Hillsborough Community Band announces seriesThe Eastern Hillsborough Community Band, a 40-piece concert band, has released its fall concert schedule. The community is invited to Let Us Entertain You, an upbeat program that includes popular selections from Tijuana Brass, Benny Goodman and the Blues Brothers. Performance dates and locations: Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Chapel, First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 115 Knights Ave., Brandon. $5 suggested donation at the door. Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Clubhouse, Rice Creek Mobile Home Park, 10719 Rice Creek Dr., Riverview. $5 at the door. Thursday Dec. 13, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Web Blvd. West, SCC. $5 suggested donation at the door. The band is also accepting new members for its brass and woodwind sections. For more information about the band, call (813) 569-1771, email info@ehcb.org or visit www.ehcb.org. 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. Call (813) 671-3078.

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 5 East Bay Volleybally Team digs for doughThe East Bay High School Volleyball Team in an effort to get better equipment not only for themselves, but the school will be holding a fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Mulligans on 11375 Big Bend Road. The team also hopes to get a roster board put up in the gym. There will be a car wash from noon to 4 p.m. Then proceeds from all purchases from Mulligans and onsite vendors between 2 to 6 p.m. will go to the team, players and coaches will be serving some of the dinner guests. Charitable drawings every 15 minutes from 4 to 6 p.m. conclude the event. For more information or to donate call 813-802-6932. 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.Riverview Branch Library 10509 Riverview Dr., Riverview Kids Program/Event Highlights Oct. 11 17Toddler Time Thursday, Oct. 11 10 to 10:20 a.m. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Baby Time Thursday, Oct. 11 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. For children ages 0-18 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. Game Zone* Thursday Oct. 4 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 2:30 to 4 p.m. For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join friends for gaming fun with games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Scary Saturday* Saturday, Oct. 13 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For children. Wear your favorite costume, enjoy a scary story and decorate a mini pumpkin. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273-3652. Saturday Movie At The Library* Saturday, Oct. 13 3 to 6 p.m. For middle, high school students and adults. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. Wear a super hero costume and stay after the PG-13 movie for a chance to win the DVD. Seating limit: 50. Tickets will be given out at the Ask Me desk. *Funded by the Friends of the Riverview Branch Library.Ladies who lunchThe Riverview Womans Clubs next luncheon meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Docs Grill in the Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. The cost is $14 per person, and RSVPs should go to Donna Lee Fore, (813) 528-0902. The Summerfield Crossings Golf Club is located at 13050 Summerfield Blvd. in Riverview.More fast food on its wayA Wendys restaurant is being built on U.S. 301 across from the Summerfield Plaza McDonalds. According to Wendys home office personnel in Dublin, Ohio, the restaurant is taking applications on line now for approximately 35 partand-full-time jobs and is slated to open in late November. September Kindergarten Character Stars at Collins ElementaryCharacter Stars at Riverviews Collins Elementary are: Jedin Ball, Alana Hosea, Bryce Jay, Isabella Joseforsky, Addyson Kyker, Alexandra McIntire, Sebastian Rojas, Sierra Quinn and Laila Walker. This program is sponsored by the SCC Pizza Hut and BSA Learning for Life.AMERICAN LEGION Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m. Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Sons (SAL) 1st Thursday 7 p.m. Auxiliary 3rd Thursday 7 p.m. Fish Fry Every Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Breakfast Every Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. Bar Poker Tues. / Thur. 4 to 7 p.m. Bingo and Food Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Entertainment Fridays 7:30 to 11 p.m. Steak Shoot Saturdays 2 p.m. Flea Market Sunday 7 a.m. to noon aleuseeRun Saturday, Oct. 27 food and entertainment. Registration cost is $15 at 9 a.m. Kick stands up at 10:30 a.m. Auxiliary Dinner Thursday, Oct. 14 from 2-5 p.m. at $7 per person Legion Riders Dinner Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2-5 p.m. at $7 per personWi-Fi access now at selected Hillsborough Recreation CentersHillsborough County Park, Recreation and Conservation has announced that Wi-Fi service is now available at 12 recreation centers 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Local recreation centers offering free Wi-Fi include: Gardenville, 6219 Symmes Road in Gibsonton, and Ruskin, 901 6th St. SE in Ruskin. For more information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 635-3500.Spaghetti dinner helps to fund Veterans paradeThe Ruskin VFW is serving up spaghetti as a way of pre-funding its annual Veterans Day parade. Dinner will be available from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, at the VFW chapter at 5120 U.S. Hwy. 41 North in Ruskin. Diners can eat in, take out, or drive through. The cost is $7 per person, and includes spaghetti, prepared by Beanies Family Sports Grill, plus a salad and roll. Discounted drinks will be available with dinner tickets. All proceeds will be used to help defray the cost of the groups annual free community event in honor of veterans. iAirman Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Elliot R. Chernofsky graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Chernofsky is the son of Diana Chernofsky and brother of Corey Chernofsky, both of Gentle Woods Avenue, Riverview. He is a 2010 graduate of Newsome High School, Lithia.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO

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6 OCTOBER 11, 2012 has been located in Sun City Center for 11+ years and is only a phone call awayCall 634-6617With Hanson ServicesIts like having a personal staff.Personalized services for your individual needs.Some of our many services include, but not limited to: Alzheimer Assistance All caregivers are background screened.You DO have choices. ADM FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home.References upon request. Lic #30211040We accept most long-term care insurance policies. Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $23................before noon$20...................after noon$18....................after 2 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 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 I was holding my breath as I looked at the radar and saw storms coming in from the Gulf. The night before produced torrential rain and lightning kaboomed right overhead. We didnt need a repeat of that on our first Golf Cart Poker Run. But as Friday morning became Friday afternoon, the rain stayed to the west of us and the carts started arriving. The other hurdle to this events success was, in reality, something I had fought hard for over the past two years. The Chamber parking lot was being repaved! Early in the morning as the grey overcast sky grew brighter, the crew arrived heralded by the rumble of machinery that had items on my desk vibrating. Old chunks of busted asphalt were scraped away, the parking bumpers were power washed, and hot, molten new stuff was laid down with precision. Unfortunately, at over 300 degrees when laid, the new asphalt was too hot to drive on that afternoon. Not to be deterred, our poker players parked next door and came inside to ante up and get their instructions. By 2:05 they were out the door and heading across the road to Sun Towers to meet the staff, enjoy some refreshments and get their first playing card. Back at the Chamber, new office manager DeeLores Everett and I were busy doing our normal Chamber activities and making some needed updates. Every few minutes the fax machine would whir into wakefulness and spit out a sign-in sheet from one of the poker stops. As we tracked their progress from one business to another, we set up the prizes and refreshments in the banquet room. Straggling in a few at a time, the players returned, showing us their best poker hands and telling us what fun they had. A few stayed at the Seafood Dive and had an extra beer, stretching the winning moment out by a good half hour. Finally all the players checked back in and the hands were reviewed. The top two hands were both full houses, and both were ace high. Third place was three of a kind. Sun Towers had donated the winning gourmet basket, which was coupled with a certificate for an 8-bottle wine tasting for up to 12 people, courtesy of PRP Wines. Second place was a Bucs hat and video, and third was a bottle of wine. All the players said they had a blast and promised to return next month with all their friends. There will be seven new businesses to go to and all new decks to be dealt. Hopefully the weather will cooperate as it did last week. Dont have a golf cart? No problem well have some here for you to use. No excuse for not participating next month!And when you do come by, take a look at our beautiful new parking lot. Its cooled down enough by now.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business:Full house, aces high winsRuskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Discover an easy way to send your letter to multiple people using Mail Merge. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. eBooks And eReaders: An Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! SpringTech! Learn what can be done Ruskin Branch LibraryAdult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged through the Control Panel, how to install and remove software, and run a disk cleanup. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 7 Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Cartier-Bresson exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art is the only U.S. venue for the celebrated photographers work documenting the 20th Century.%  mitch@observernews.netT he last century seems so close but now, more than a decade into the next, it is possible to look back wistfully, perhaps occasionally wincingly. Henri Cartier-Bresson captured much of the last century through the lens of his camera. He didnt just capture moments, he captured feelings. In an exhibit that opened on Saturday at the Tampa Museum of Art, more than 300 of his images are on display, including rare images of the man himself a man who lived seeing the world through a lens but rarely allowed it to be focused on him. Through his photographs, Cartier-Bresson defined how the world would see the 20th Century, now and forever. He had an innate sense for seeing life as it truly was, and capturing a moment joy and sadness in eyes and in faces, wrinkles and laugh lines, even thoughts. Standing before his images, you dont just see the subjects of his photos, you can feel them. You can feel their presence. He is credited with creating modern photojournalism and for developing a style known as street photography the split second of capturing everyday life in all of its beautiful, joyous and sometimes heartbreaking normalcy. In 1957, he told the Washington Post, There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. The moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever. The compassion he felt for people is visible in his body of work. His fame allowed him access to some of the worlds most celebrated artists, poets, actors, writers and even other photographers. Now in retrospect, it is clear he not only captured life and presences, he captured the culture as well. Yet his most striking images are of life being played out by people whose names have long been forgotten. I could feel the weariness and ache of manual laborers in Manhattan in the 1940s, I wasnt yet born when he photographed life in Soviet Russia in the late 1950s, but his images open a door to those places, those times. CartierBresson traveled the world leaving those doors open for those who wish to see, to feel, to almost hear the cacophony of life, whispers from the past, all as it was, in captured moments, with the sense of even more lying beyond the The Tampa Museum of Art is the only U.S. venue on a traveling exhibit of 330 photographs, films and publications from photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. The exhibition opened on Saturday and runs through Jan. 13, 2013.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSEternity through the lens Cartier-Bresson studied as a painter but soon discovered photography through the lens of a Leica 35 mm camera. Through that lens, he captured iconic photographs of the 20th Century, including this one taken in Brussels in 1947.HHENRI CCARTIER-BRESSON PPHOTO, COURTESY OF MAGNUmM PPHOTOS/PP ARISboundaries of the photo. Cartier-Bresson passed away in 2004 at the age of 95. His photography has remained with Magnum Photos, the agency he formed with other celebrated photographers in 1947. The exhibit of 330 photographs, films and other publications, held in conjunction with the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation and Magnum Photos/Paris, has been seen in Zurich, Brisbane and Seoul. The Tampa Museum of Art is the only U.S. venue for the exhibition. Cartier-Bresson chose much of the exhibition before his death. It is presented in Tampa by Bank of America. The exhibit runs through January 13, 2013. Tickets are $10, with Bank of America cardholders receiving complimentary access on the first full weekend of every month. The Tampa Museum of Art is located at 120 Gasparilla Plaza. For information, visit www. tampamuseum.org.Cartier-Bresson is credited with saying, I suddenly understood that a photograph could fix eternity in an instant. Through his photography, Cartier-Bresson has left the door to eternity open in the Tampa Museum of Art. All of what he saw, all of what he felt is still there. Just walk through the doorway.

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8 OCTOBER 11, 2012Spearfishing Challenge benefits military familiesThe 2012 Suncoast Spearfishing Challenge charity event was held September 23 at Marina Jacks in Sarasota. The tournament offered free entries to active duty military, police and firemen and dedicated 100% of the tournament proceeds to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. Apollo Beachs own Matthew Brueckner took the Top Freediver Trophy and Third Place Overall. Matt also took home trophies for the Largest Sheepshead and the Largest Cobia/cuda category. This was Matts fifth Top Freediver award this year and an impressive third top three finish in 2012 competing against divers on scuba tanks. For more information visit http://www.spearfishingplanet.com/. Matthew Brueckner with winning cobia and grouper. Bill Van Deman with amberjack and runner-up cuda. 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 Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ...........................Bingo Tuesday Night. ...........................Bar Cards Friday Night. ..............................FYN(Feather Your Nest) Saturday Night. .........................5 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing. ....................................................6 p.m. Live Entertainment Students welcome to compete in patriotic art contestStudents in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 are eligible to enter the Young American Patriotic Art Contest, which offers cash prizes for first, second and third place winners. Art must be on paper or canvas, and mediums include watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or combinations of all of them. Digital art is not accepted. Entries must not be framed. Canvas entries should be on stretcher frames; other entries must be matted on white, with heavy paper to reinforce the back. Mounted and floating mats may also be used. Art should not be smaller than 8 x 10, but no larger than 18 x 24, not including the mat. If the American flag is used in entries, it must conform to the Federal Flag Code as far as color, number of stars and stripes, and other pertinent rules. Entries must be done during the current school year; only one entry per student. Students needing an entry form may contact Norrine Forrest at (813) 677-9559. A completed entry form must be attached to each entry. In addition, each student must be sponsored by a VFW Ladies Auxiliary. The Ladies Auxiliary at VFW Post 8108 is pleased to sponsor any student wishing to submit an entry. VFW seeks to honor teachersNominees are requested for Riverview Memorial VFW Post 8108s outstanding teacher awards. Each year the organization recognizes one elementary, one junior high and one high school teacher who teaches citizen education and promotes Americas history and traditions. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are candidates for these awards. Nominations may be submitted by fellow teachers, supervisors or other interested individuals. Entry forms can be obtained from Bill or Norrine Forrest, at (813) 677-9559. Nominations must be received by Nov. 1.Hackney Riverview Cemetery CleanupVolunteers are needed to help clean up the historic Hackney / Riverview Cemetery, which dates back to the late 1800s. The clean-up starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Assistance is needed in weeding, mowing, cleaning gravestones, and picking up trash and tree limbs. For more information, contact Florence Sikes at (813) 677-7606, or Bridee Manning at (813) 6772755. CONJURE up your favorite stories online at OBSERVERNEWS.NET

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 9 Weve Expanded!Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!No Appointment Necessary No Limit on ItemsNOW ACCEPTING Fine Quality Clothes, Shoes & JewelryMonday SaturdayClosed Sunday (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine SALEPOLICYOur assortment includes discont inuedmodels,fl oor samples,spe cial purch ases and one-of-a-kind merch andise. Quantitiesare limited. All merch andiseis sold as-is and all salesare final.Noexcha nges.Noref unds.NoC.O.D. purch ases.No holds.No phoneor mailor ders. Delivery fees apply. All majorcr edit cards accepted. Sorry weare una bletoa cceptMacysCre dit Cards.*HighlandParkFurnitureisanauthorizedLicenseeofMacys.NotallmerchandiseofferedforsaleisprovidedbyMacys. StockAvailabilityonFirstComeFirstServed. HurryforBestSelection STOREHOURS:Mon-Fri.10-7pm;Sat.10-6pm;Sun12-5Furniture&Mattress ClearanceCenter Visit our website: HighlandPark Weve got a crazy low price on a truckload of twin/single size real Memory Foam mattresses that the factory made in red instead of a cream color. Mattress only. Foundation sold separately.BrandonStoreSR-60,1/4mileWestofI-75 atFalkenburg byHomeDepot813-626-2297Bradenton StoreI-75 and S.R. 70 next to Lowes941-739-6400by Highland Park Furniture LIMITED QUANTITIES IN FACTORY PACKAGING Motorized LIFT Reclinersstarting at TWIN MATTRESS Moving Sale Now in Progress The dawn of commercial spaceflightNASA PHOTOSpace Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is illuminated by a Falcon 9 rocket as it lifts off at 8:35 p.m. EDT carrying a Dragon capsule to orbit. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, built both the rocket and capsule for NASAs first Commercial Resupply Services, or CRS-1, mission to the International Space Station. The mission is an important step toward making Americas microgravity research program self-sufficient by providing a way to deliver and return significant amounts of cargo, including science experiments, to and from the orbiting laboratory. NASA has contracted for 12 commercial resupply flights from SpaceX and eight from the Orbital Sciences Corp. list. Candidates for the state house seat representing District 59, Democrat Gail Gottlieb and Republican Ross Spano are expected. So are Bruce Barnett, Democrat, and Jake Raburn, Republican, who are vying for the District 57 slot in the state house. Elizabeth Belcher, Democrat, and Tom Lee, Republican, are competing for enough votes to put them in the state senate representing District 24. While candidates forums have been conducted in other parts of the South County during previous election cycles, this is the first Candidates to visit%  one to be undertaken by the chambers, Doran pointed out, and the objective is to bring value to the community on a non-partisan basis. How can we expect our representatives to know where we stand on the issues important to us, if we do not tell them, the director asked rhetorically, adding our votes do count. Doran also noted the forum doors will open at 5:30 PM, a cash bar will be available and voters will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with candidates following the formal questioning. Participation is free of charge. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonThe Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at 1212 E. Shell Point Road, WEEKLY EVENTS Every Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Chefs Special by Moose Legion Every Thursday 5-7 p.m. Wings Every Friday 5-7 p.m. Fish Fry (baked, beer batter or fried) 7-11 p.m. Live Music UPCOMING EVENTS Friday, Oct. 12 7-11 p.m. Taylor and Taylor Saturday, Oct. 13 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins Friday, Oct. 19 7-11 p.m. Bert and Sassy Saturday, Oct. 20 7-11 p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests RUSKIN Moose Lodge #813 UPCOMING EVENTS

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10 OCTOBER 11 2012For some 60 years, this corner has been writing sports columns, golf columns, sailing columns, offshore powerboat racing and general stuff of interest. In Sun City Center, most of the material has centered on golf, but we managed to scribble a series of three on cruising for the old NEWS of Sun City Center, before it became a house organ rather than a newspaper. And, actually Ive covered the cruising worldoff and on-since the mid 1970s and took my first pleasure cruise in 1959. The trip by sea from Seattle to Korea in 1952 and back again a year and a half later while qualifying as a cruise, perhaps, assuredly didnt qualify as pleasure. Not down in the troop holds, it didnt, but I did get to be editor of the ships newspaper both going to war in the Far East and coming back. A few years back, my beloved and I started taking cruises again on a whole raft of companies: Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America and Princess were chosen and we liked Princess the best. Its a subjective choice. We just found the noise level right for us, the dining room service with the pickyour-own-time-to-dine (Any Time Dining) option to be the warmest service and the entertainment to our liking. Other travelers we know swear by other cruise lines. We even ventured two transatlantic trips and were well pleased by both Holland America and Princess. Then we discovered Holiday cruisesfirst for Thanksgiving and then for Christmas. Both last year and the year before we did long Christmas cruises and while By Bob Black it took us away from family, well, it also took us away from all the tensions that mount up during that time of year. We first did a Princess Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles two week number which arrived in time for New Years with the west coast children and grandchildren. Last year, to get a different flavor, we did Carnival for nine days. On both trips we interviewed the Hotel Director, the Executive Chef and the Cruise Director to see what the ships did above and beyond the normal cruise amenities for passengers. Princess:Giuseppe Gelmini, Maitre DHotel on the 2300-passenger Coral Princess, interviewed as we were passing through the Panama Canal, said, Theres a lot of extra work for the crew around the Christmas Holidays. The passengers are different from what we normally see throughout the year; there are more couples and some are more difficult to please, particularly those with large families. The dcor the holiday decorations which are everywhere throughout the ship and are truly beautiful on Princess and just slightly less so on Carnival, are snuck aboard during the dark of night sometime in late November or early December by a special crew which then spends all night decorating the ship. (I tried to find out who they were, what port they came aboard from, where they departed and how many they werebut Princess holds this as a deep dark secret, not to be shared with nosy reporters.) Maitre Gelmini says planning for the Christmas cruises starts two months ahead and includes everything from the entertainment staff in Los Angeles setting the Christmas Show to the years In Black & White: Holiday cruises a celebration at seaspecial Christmas Dinners and even how much eggnog the passengers will consume. The Coral Princess Executive Chef Thomas UlrichSwiss by birth and trainingsays his cooking tends to vary with the age of the passengers, but he must also prepare food for his multi-national crew and their special needs. And his kitchen staff must work around events such as Christmas Mass. Special dishes are most often required around the holidays, he says. Chef Ulrich, who trained in fine hotels and restaurants in Switzerland, notes that he also prepares (as do the ships decorators) for other holidays such as Thanksgiving, Easter and July 4th. But, he says, the people on board, the passengers, are more relaxed during the Christmas season. And, he adds, We almost always sail full at Christmas. Which, of course, means keeping the galley crew of 193 chefs, sous chefs, pastry chefs, assistant cooks, ice carver, galley supervisor, dishwashers and helpers and the dining room crew of 187 waiters, buffet stewards, assistant waiters and head waiters on their toes preparing and serving 10,000 meals a day each and every day of the two week cruise. Incidentally, both the Executive Chef and the Maitre display a marvelous sense of humor if you can get to talk to these worthies.CarnivalOn the 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend (which boasts a crew of 930) the ship is not as fancy as Princess, but, generally speaking, its not as expensive either. The nine-day Exotic Western Caribbean cruise has one big advantage for Sun City Center residents: It departs from Tampa and that cuts down on travel time and parking problems. Princess and most of the really good Holland American and Celebrity ships depart from Fort Lauderdale. The others that sail weekly out of Tampa are pretty well restricted to unattractive ports in Mexico and once you have seen them, its time to look for a different venue. Carnival also caters to a younger crowd and its apt to be noisier and the guests consume more alcoholic beverages. However, if youre travelling with your youngsters (or young marrieds) Carnival might well be the smart choice. Executive Chef Hirada Panda says that turkey (no surprise here) is the most popular dinner request at Christmas, but more surprising, that also holds true for the very international crew aboard. Its a festive season, he says, and we use more decorating and more color. We like to dress up the desserts speciallythey become small pieces of art. Mr. Panda trained at the famed Taj Hotels in India. If a Carnival ship is in port, local priests come aboard for both the passengers and crew and that can be for any religion, says Hotel Director, Guna Chellam. Hindus celebrate Christmas, too and we try to find their clergymen wherever we are. There are many Hindus in the crew. Cruise Director Wee Jimmy (yes, thats how hes listed in the written material) says Around Thanksgiving, no matter where we are, containers of decorations are at the dock waiting for each of the 23 ships in the Carnival line. Each ship gets a different set of decorations and the crew sets everything up in one day. Normally they finish around 3:00 a.m. the following morning.The Bottom LineAlmost every ship that sails today has special programs and specially trained staff to entertain (and to cope with) children which makes life for parents (and considering Sun City Center) grandparents much easier on a cruise. You pretty much get to spend as much or as little time with the romper set as pleases you. Likewise, all the ships have special Christmas entertainment shows and music and all have decorations that would put my grandmothers house to shame and she loved Christmas decorating more than life itself. Its simply no fun anymore to fly anywhere, particularly at Thanksgiving or Christmas. The airlines have scrunched the seats together to where your knees are under your chin and make sure every plane goes off full including babies who know how to issue blood-curdling cries. Security is a serious pain in the kazoo, even if the over-75 gang doesnt have to take off their shoes in most airports. And the airports themselves are seriously overcrowded and air fares wicked high. With kids and grandkids in California and New Jersey, a cruise simply makes more sense. Thus, if your kids and grandkids are more than a two hour plane trip away, air travel is not going to be an enticing thought. However, the idea of a cruise, relaxed and waited upon by room stewards and waiters who really want to please you (down to that third dessert), then a Christmas cruise may be just what the doctor (and even your family) ordered. And it comes with beautiful decorations, special food and some really professional music all compliments of the ship. It truly is a moveable feast with a few shore excursions thrown in to see a bit of other parts of the hemisphere. The economic downturn has made cruise fares particularly attractive this year and some really good deals are going to be available between now and Christmas sailing dates. Many lines have some onboard spending giveaways and U.S. military veterans often get an extra stipend to spend aboard. (I got $250 for my two week cruise on my last Princess cruise just for being a veteran.) Bon Voyage! Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to come learn about the world of MSC Cruises!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 $595 $995 Fall Special COMPLETE DINNER$1095 Custom Tropical Travel www.CustomTropicalTravel.com Vivian 813-267-3018 Accredited Cruise Counselors

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12 OCTOBER 11, 2012 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. 184:00 p.m. Sun City Center Writing a personal journal can be a powerful tool for sorting ones thoughts and feelings, coping with daily changes and gaining a greater understanding of your caregiving journey. You and your fellow caregivers are invited to explore this creative outlet by attending a special workshop at Homewood Residence Freedom Plaza. Linda Burhans, Caregiver Advocate and Author of Good Night and God Bless will be on hand to guide you through the process. Make plans now to attend!Thursday, October 18 10:30 a.m. to NoonComplimentary admission. Journals provided. Light lunch served at the completion of each session. Reservations: Contact Bev Hurley at (813) 633-4340 or bhurley@brookdaleliving.com by October 12 Know Yourself. Grow Yourself.A Journaling Workshop for Caregivers. HOMEWOOD RESIDENCE FREEDOM PLAZA SUN CITY CENTER3910 Galen Court, Sun City Center, FL 33573(813) 633-4340 Assisted Living Facility # AL9634www.brookdaleliving.com Your story continues here Wacky Wednesdaysat the and TIKI BAR at Bahia Beach 1/2 Pound Angus Burgerstarting at$6.95with choice of 1 sideBud & Bud Light Longnecks$2.00Every Wednesday for a limited time Live Entertainment Wednesday thru Sunday611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FL 813-645-3291 East Bay victorious in South County Football%  mitch@observernews.netRIVERVIEW Lightning began to flash just as J. Vincent Thompson Stadium at Riverview High School was beginning to fill with football fans set to watch one of South Hillsboroughs biggest rivalries: the Sharks taking on the East Bay Indians. To add to the night, it was also Riverviews Homecoming game. Soon after the first flashes from the sky, the stadium was ordered cleared and, just as most people made it to their cars, torrents of rain came down putting the game into question. An hour past the scheduled start, however, East Bay kicked off. The rain did cause the cancellation of some half-time Homecoming festivities. Despite it being the Sharks Homecoming, it was East Bays night as the Indians largely shut down the normally successful Sharks ground game and managed to capitalize on turnovers. After a scoreless first quarter, the Indians MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTORiverview High School remembers James Vincent Thompson who passed away last week at the age of 73. Thompson was the first principal of Riverview High School and the schools stadium was named in his honor in 2001. At the start of Friday nights Riverview East Bay football game, RHS Principal Bob Heilmann called for a moment of silence in honor of the legendary educator. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSA strong line of thunderstorms moved through Riverview just before game-time on Friday night, delaying the game for an hour and abbreviating the RHS Homecoming activities. The parade was canceled but Homecoming went on. Above, students in the Homecoming court each had their moment as they were introduced to the crowd at half-time. Riverview running back Chase McCoy works hard to power through an overwhelming East Bay defense.scored twice before the half, the second touchdown came with less than one second on the clock. When the clock ran out on the second half, it was East Bay 33, Riverview 14. Both quarterbacks, Riverviews Chase Freeman and East Bays Chris Carpentier, reached the end zone twice. East Bay running backs Brandon Byrd scored on a seven-yard run and Chris Greene scored on a 54-yard run. East Bay was the only South County team to rack up a win last week. The Indians and Sharks are now both 2-3 for the season. South Hillsborough Results: Spoto fell to Dunedin 13-20 Bloomingdale fell to Alonso 0-20 Brandon fell to Newsome 13-35 Lennard fell to Jesuit 0-47 This weeks schedule: Spoto visits Blake Bloomingdale visits Leto East Bay visits Gaither Brandon visits Plant Riverview visits Steinbrenner

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 15 Welcome our new physician SONIA TRZMIELINA, M.D.Dr. Trzmielina specializes in Womens and Community Health and is now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com Evening Hours Available for Your ConvenienceOfce of: ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A.(ages 5 and up) Visit Our NEW Location: RIVERVIEW Patient Service Center Appointment scheduling available at Visit QuestDiagnostics.com/patient to: 1-888-277-8772Quest, Quest Diagnostics, the associated logo and all associated Quest Diagnostics marks are the trademarks of Quest Diagnostics. 2010 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. All rights reserved. RIVERVIEW (behind Starbucks) Dont forget about our other convenient locations: Drug Screening .....................M-F 6:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. aging mother. The couple met on line and originally were in Fort Lauderdale before moving to Sun City Center in 2000. After two years of riding on the back of Bills motorcycle, Eve said she wanted her own bike. July 4, 2001 she got it and its been on the road practically ever since. They ride two different types of bikes and have two entirely different views of what makes a desirable ride. Bill likes to see how far and fast he can go, Eve explained. Ive visited 43 states and spent lots of time in National Parks. The list she produced showed 47 National Parks ranging from Californias Redwood Forest, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls and the Florida Everglades. Her goal is to visit all 48 connected states and she only has five left to go: Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Bill has visited and had a photograph of himself taken, in front of every state capitol building including Washington D.C. He has visited every state except Hawaii, which he cannot figure how to get to on a motorcycle. People driving cars dont realize that curves and turns and winding roads are fun on a motorcycle because they usually dont like to encounter them driving a car, he said. But a bike has more maneuverability. It leans to the side. Theyre actually safer than cars except of course if you get into an accident. Both wear complete armored gear from boots to helmets and gloves. They call this AT-GAT which is the cyclists acronym for All Gear at All Times. Bill has had one serious accident and Eve has slid once, falling and landing in a ditch but not sustaining any serious injuries. The average rider puts 5,000-to10,000 miles a year on his or her bike, Bill said. Last year, we each put on more than 40,000. Eve said she likes to ride because she feels like an extension of the bike. Its enjoyable. It isnt just transportation, she said. Eve, who has lived in many parts of the world including several states and Puerto Rico, quit an office job in 2004 at 54 and has future plans to visit and revisit many places in the United States. She, now 62, said small town life intrigues her and either the people there completely ignore her or completely want to be me. In order to start riding her own bike a Honda VTX 1300CC cruiser, Eve took the Florida Motorcycle Safety Foundation course and got a special classification on her regular drivers license. Bill, however, started riding as a child on his grandfathers 40-acre farm and at 16 rode a bike for transportation before owning a car. Both belong to the Motorcycle and Sport Touring Association and Bill is the Florida State director for it. The Touring Association has a monthly luncheon somewhere in the state and people ride to that and get together for camaraderie and riding as well as food. People think there is a motorcycle club in Sun City Center because there are so many riders here but actually theres no club. Just people who get together and ride, Eve said. But many people who live in South County do belong to the touring association. The Florida club is part of a national Touring Association. Bill is also affiliated with the TBA (Iron Butt Association) which to qualify, you must have completed 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours. The man who started the IBA had touched all 49 states in seven or eight days, and ended in Hyder, Alaska, which is why IBA members annually celebrate there. Eve did not go with Bill to Hyder. Instead, Bill went with his friend Larry Troutman. Bill said he likes the thrill of riding back roads and curves more than finding a destination to visit. The two also attend annual events put on by STAR, which stands for Sport Touring Association Rendezvous. One year these are held East of the Mississippi River, and the next year West of it. Bill also rides a Honda, but not a cruiser. His is a bigger tougher bike; a Honda ST 1300 in the Sport Touring class. Gas mileage can range from 35 miles per gallon upward. Once on a trip out West Eve said she got 75 MPG. Were seeing more and more people use scooters instead of cars because of gasoline prices, she added. Both the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association and the IBA have websites. To find out more about them, visit or http://www. sporttouring.us/ or http://www. ironbutt.com/about/default.cfm. ELDON GREEN PHOTOEve Blazur and Bill Royal of Sun City Center have ridden their bikes through just about every state. While Bill likes to pack on the miles, Eve says shed rather spend a little time in choice destinations so they often split up while on the road.Two ways to see America%  Visit us on the Web 24/7ObserverNews.net

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16 OCTOBER 11, 2012Hubbard grew up in Central Floridas Winter Haven, the offspring of parents who were not professional writers, but who read voraciously. From early childhood, she remembers, she was surrounded by a nearly unending array of publications and subject matter almost as wide as the world. She matriculated through Winter Havens public schools and, with a strong interest in religion and philosophy, chose New College in Sarasota for her undergraduate work. In due course, she was graduated from the college that ultimately would become part of the University of South Florida network with a BA in Religion and Philosophy. Always attracted to, fascinated by, interested in words and language use, along the way, she discovered the words of poetry. It felt, she says, like truth. Poets, she learned, explored important subjects, in words, fearlessly, even unfettered. With a grin as she unleashes her tendency toward word exploration, she allows that poetry makes me feel companionated. But what does a young Florida girl with a religion and philosophy degree do next? She goes to New York, of course, to eventually encounter Columbia University. And, eventually to earn at that prestigious educational bastion of written communications both master and doctorate degrees in literature, with an emphasis on American Lit. While formally equipped to begin a career in academia, working perhaps toward full professorship on the university level, Hubbard suggests today as she looks back that she wanted more. That more would include marriage with Dr. Arthur Mac Miller, a New College professor before his retirement, their naturally precocious daughter, Kylie, now 13, and life as a working poet in a historic, century-old house on the Ruskin Inlet where words continue to enliven their days. Hubbard received a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue work on a scholarly examination of Emily Dickinsons poetry and her seemingly odd practices with words. That effort is progressing, she says, to book stage. Segments of the manuscript already have appeared under her name in collections containing the perspectives of different scholars on such subjects. And, like many working poets, Hubbard enters her work in literary competitions where poetry, both traditional and non-traditional, is more enthusiastically embraced than it is on the best seller lists. In fact, We Have with Us Your Sky received the Subito 2011 Poetry Book Award before it was slated for publication, she notes. The publisher now is marketing the book, both online and in the pre-internet manner, doing promotions and placing copies in the hands of reviewers. The book can be purchased online from such sites as Small Press Distribution, from Amazon and from Subito Press.org, Hubbard adds. 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MELANIE HHUBBARdD Hubbard also anticipates that sometime in November she will give a reading from the new collection at Ruskins Firehouse Cultural Center. In the meantime, shes experimenting with the effects of distilling from a page of interesting or provocative prose a sentence or two that might be free verse and then illustrating those few words with an original painting on the same page. Shed dubbed this concept poem painting and emphasizes it is only beginning to evolve. Then, too, she speaks enthusiastically about exploring the combination of musical composition with poetry, not to produce a song by setting lyric to music but to inspire music with the words of verse. It is, she indicates, simply another aspect of her lifelong fascination with the sound and shape of language. And, with Kylie growing toward independent adulthood, Hubbard says she thinks from time to time about teaching, perhaps in a private high school or in a small liberal arts college. Whichever captures her interest next, it appears Scrabble games will have to wait. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson %  Shop Locally...When you need to make a purchase or need a service, always check the pages of The Observer News first! L Local businesses are waiting for your call. Remember, theyre your neighbors!

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 17 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS10/15/2012, 10am, 3pm 10/16/2012, 10am, 2pm 10/23/2012, 10 am 10/24/2012, 10 am 10/30/2012, 10 am Chamber of Commerce Best Western Brandon Chamber of Commerce Best Western Brandon Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center Plaza 9331 E Adamo Drive 1651 Sun City Center Plaza 9331 E Adamo Drive 1651 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Tampa, FL 33619 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Tampa, FL 33619 Sun City Center, FL 33573 HelloSAVINGSA UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solution *You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, if not otherwise paid for under Medicaid or by another third party. Over 534,000 physicians and 5,500 hospitals as of June 15, 2012 The benet information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benets. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benets, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. If you prefer, you can contact UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions directly for more information or to enroll at 1-800-850-8197, TTY 711, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, 7 days a week. Or visit our website at www. AARPMedicareComplete.com. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 813532-3137, TTY 711. The AARP MedicareComplete plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and its afliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company pays royalty fees to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. AARP and its afliates are not insurers. You do not need to be an AARP member to enroll. AARP encourages you to consider your needs when selecting products and does not make specic product recommendations for individuals. AARP does not employ or endorse agents, producers or brokers.Y0066_120907_122717_FINAL_999FDB90 CMS Accepted SPRJ7992Call me to RSVP for a meeting, schedule a home visit or enroll today. Linda Guerriere 813-532-3137, TTY 711www.MyUHCagent.com/linda.guerriereContracted, independent licensed agent authorized to offer products within the UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions portfolio. UnitedHealthcare is here for you. With $0 Medicare Advantage plan premiums*, you dont pay any more than you do for Original Medicare you just get a whole lot more. Join me in your neighborhood to learn more about Medicare Advantage and Part D choices, including AARP MedicareComplete plans, insured through UnitedHealthcare. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights Oct. 11 17Teen Night: Anime Club Thursday, Oct. 11 5 to 8 p.m. For middle and high school students. 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 to 11:15 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers a fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program to shake some sillies out. Spooktacular Spectacle Saturday, Oct. 13 3 to 4 p.m. For children ages 5-12. Spooky stories, fun games, and other treats! Kids can come dressed in their favorite costumes! Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Teen Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, Oct. 16 7 to 8 p.m. Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. Dems hold Election Watch partyThe East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold an Election Watch Party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in lieu of its regular monthly meeting. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Barnacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Rd. in Brandon. All members and their guests are invited to attend. Visit www.easthillsboroughdems.org for more information. Club President Mike Angel can be reached at demsinbrandon@aol.com. Labrador Retriever Rescue benefit scheduledBeef OBradys 205 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach will host Save a Lab night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 to benefit Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to the all-volunteer, nonprofit organization which facilitates the rehabilitation and placement of Labrador Retrievers. In addition to good food, there will be lots of raffle items and gift items for sale. Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida is looking for volunteers to work adoption events, transport dogs and generally help. It is in desperate need of foster homes in the South Shore area for the Labs they save, since there are more dogs than there are fosters available. Year to date, the organization has saved and adopted out over 600 dogs. For more information, call Karen Zients at (954) 753-0069 or visit www.labrescuefl.org.Greater Riverview Chamber handles business, makes a moveMItcTCH TrapRAPHaAGEN PHotoOTOSeveral hundred members of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Regent for their monthly meeting luncheon. members received a good dose of motivation from business coach and keynote speaker Mary Owens of Black Diamond Associates. pressing business mentioned during the meeting included the 2013 Riverview Honorary Mayors race as well as the upcoming and highly High School on October 20. Upcoming events include a community political forum hosted by the Riverview and SouthShore chambers at the Riverview Hilton Garden Inn on Oct. 11. Shortly following the Water Works Lane in Riverview. Despite the change of address and Ophthalmologists issue warning about lensesAs kids across the state shop for their Halloween costumes, the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are warning Florida parents and teens about the dangers of non-prescription decorative contact lenses. Decorative contact lenses are increasingly popular to create elaborate costumes, offering blood-drenched vampire eyes, glow-in-the-dark lizard eyes and more. Unfortunately, decorative contact lenses can also lead to real-life nightmares, including permanent eye damage and vision loss. One study found that wearing decorative contact lenses increased the risk for developing keratitis a potentially blinding infection that causes an ulcer on the eye by more than 16 times. These patients were most often teenagers or young adults. All contact lenses require a prescription and proper fitting by an eye care professional such as an ophthalmologist an eye medical doctor. Even if someone has perfect vision, they need an eye exam and a prescription in order to wear any kind of contacts. Products that claim one size fits all or no need to see an eye specialist can mislead consumers and may be on the market illegally. In 2005, a federal law classified all contact lenses as medical devices and restricted their distribution to licensed eye-care professionals. Illegal sale of contact lenses can result in civil penalties of up to $11,000 per violation. Additionally, some decorative lenses, such as trendy circle lenses, are not FDA-approved. Consumers should buy decorative contact lenses only from an eye-care professional or a seller who asks for a prescription and sells FDA-approved products. Scare up some businessAdvertise in The Observer News, SCC Observer and or The Current813 645-3111

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18 OCTOBER 11, 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 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! Area Obituaries Matthew A. AronsonMatthew A. Aronson, an eight-year resident of Sun City Center, died peacefully Oct. 3 at LifePath Hospice House after a long battle with cancer. Born in Springfield, MA, Matt graduated from the University of Illinois. He became a licensed commercial real estate broker and held licenses in Massachussetts, Virginia and Florida. He is survived by his wife Jean and son Mark. He was predeceased by son Seth in 1993. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. An Army veteran, he will be interred at the National Veterans Cemetery in Sarasota, FL, in a private ceremony. Donations in Matts memory may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637 or online at www. chaptershealth.org.Carlton D. GoebelCarlton D. Goebel, 93, passed away on Oct. 2, 2012. Born on Aug. 18, 1919 in Buffalo, NY, Carlton was a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He later worked as an electrical engineer for the General Railway Signal Company. Carlton is preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie E. Goebel. He is survived by his loving family, children, David (Jeanette) Goebel, Sharon (James) Smith, Roger (Kathleen) Goebel, Christine (Robert) Hobson and Cindy McClellan; grandchildren, Christopher Smith, Scott Smith, Jeff (Katja) Goebel and Brian McClellan; and great granddaughter, McKenna Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice www.tidewell.org. There will be a memorial service for Carlton in New York. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.serenitymeadows. com.Joseph MontagnaJoseph Montagna, 91, of Sun City Center died Oct. 1, 2012. Joe was born on Apr. 7, 1921 in Norfolk, Virginia. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Reggie Montagna; daughter Marcia (Glenn) Dowell; son Dr. Douglas (Laura) Montagna; grandchildren Ashleigh and Nicholas Dowell. He was a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. During World War II, he served in the South Pacific. Two years later, he resigned his commission and joined the family business, Montagna Shoes, Inc. in Norfolk, Virginia, where he remained until his retirement. Twenty years ago, he moved to Sun City Center with his wife. He volunteered for a time with Sun City Center Emergency Squad and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks, the Mens Club and the Italian Club. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice or the Sun City Center Emergency Squad. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center. Iva Lee RobertsIva Lee Roberts, 84, of Wimauma went to be with the Lord Oct. 4, 2012. She was a member of the Wimauma Church of God and was known as the Queen of SHMA (South Hillsborough Ministerial Association). She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Winfred Wallbrown, and son, Winfred Dale Wallbrown, and her second husband, Leonard Roberts. Ina Ruth Meredith-SmithIna Ruth Meredith-Smith, 84, of Bonifay, FL, passed away Oct. 4, 2012. Ruth was born July 16, 1928 to Charlie Casper and Ida May Meredith in Andalusia, AL. She lived there on the family sharecropper farm until her parents moved to Plant City when she was nine years old. Later they moved to Ruskin where she would later raise her own family. On Mar. 29 1944, she married Ira Gilbert Smith, a marriage that ended only with the death of Gilbert 61 years later. In addition to her unwavering faith in and love for her Lord, Ruth was well-known for her loving kindness, her civic-mindedness, and for an unfaltering dedication to family and friends. She was especially known for her active participation in the education and school activities of her children. Each of them benefited from her guidance, support and encouragement throughout their school years in all of their academic, sports, musical and many other extracurricular activities. In 1963, she received a special recognition as the East Bay High School Parent of the Year. She also received Ruskin Woman of the Year. Out of all her accomplishments and awards, however, her most prized award was being Mom and Nano. Survivors include son, Gilbert E. (Gene) Smith of Florissant, CO; son, Jimmy M. Smith, daughter-in-law, Mary C. Charron-Smith of Evergreen, CO; son, Bobby L. Smith of Bonifay, FL; daughter Sheila K. Smith and her partner Sheila A. Serrao of Bradenton, FL; seven grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren, two great-great grandchildren. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Zipperers Funeral Home in Ruskin. A graveside memorial service will be held at the Fellowship Cemetery, Balm/Wimauma, following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rudys Agape House, 5624 18th St. W, Bradenton FL 34207. Afterglow will be at The Sheilas, 3202 40th St W in Bradenton. Survivors include two daughters, Janice (Denny) Ehlers and Geneal (Bill) Knott; three grandchildren, Cassie (Kirk) Boccabello, Derek Wallbrown and Natasha (Nathan) Naroit; five great-grandchildren, Summer, Tanner, Aubren, Ace, and Brennan; daughter -in-law Brenda Colville; and her very best friend, Elsie A. Green. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at the Wimauma Church of God, 5504 State Rd. 674 in Wimauma. Burial in Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna, Ohio. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center. James Vincent ThompsonJames Vincent (Vince) Thompson, 73, of Wimauma, FL passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. He was born and raised in Tarpon Springs, FL. He graduated from Tarpon Springs High School, earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Tampa, and his Masters in Education from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Vince dedicated his professional life to the Hillsborough County School System as a teacher, a coach, and an administrator. He was the principal of East Bay High School and Riverview High School. In 2001, he was honored when Riverview High School Stadium was named J. Vince Thompson Stadium. He was also active in St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. He served on various boards and committees and enjoyed teaching vacation bible school. Vince is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Judy, his son Michael (Carlos), his daughters Niki (Mark), and Shelby (Mike), and his grandchildren Vince and Kelly. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and the many lives he influenced over the years. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E. in Sun City Center on Sunday, Oct. 14 In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The pursuit of truth is a form of courage. George Santayana "Mike Facciani at Riverviews Simmons Loop Baptist ChurchMike Facciani will sing in both morning services at Simmons Loop Baptist Church at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 and will sing a full concert at 6 p.m. The church is located at 6610 Simmons Loop. Call (813) 677-9310 for information.James Thompson

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 19 Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....................9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................................9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ..........................................7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Area Places of Worship 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. South Bay Church presents Sat., Oct. 276:30 p.m.Free admission to festival and outdoor movie Pumpkin PatchFood Vendors will feature Corn Dogs, French Fries, Desserts, Popcorn, Sandwiches, Cotton Candy, Beverages and more! KIDS: Wear a costume and pick up treats from booths at the festival(No scary, bloody or provocative costumes please)Outdoor MovieMadagascar 3Europes Most WantedMovie begins at 8 p.m. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy 13498 U.S. 301 South Riverivew, FL 33578 813-677-0721 SouthBay.cc First Baptist Church marks its Diamond anniversaryThe First Baptist Church of Ruskin will be 75 years old on Oct. 18 and will celebrate this Diamond Anniversary Oct. 19 to 21. At 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, the church will meet for a service with special music from past members and a recognition of former staff and out-of-town guests. Guest preacher will be Dr. Mark Martin of Maryville, TN, who is son of the late Bill Martin, pastor of the church in the early 1960s and early 1980s. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, the church will have a fish fry in the church gymnasium. There will be games and activities for the children, and fellowship for the adults. The 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Oct. 21 will be the anniversarys crescendo. Former staff and out-of-town guests will be recognized, as well as former pastors and their wives. Guest preacher will be U.S. Air Force Chaplain Josh Rumsey. When it was founded 75 years ago, the original name of the congregation was Ruskin Baptist Church. The church is located at 820 College Ave. West in Ruskin.Fall Festival of Crafts comes to Prince of PeaceMark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Fall Festival of Crafts at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. This years festival will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit 45 crafters and artists displaying quilted items, jewelry, original artwork, florals, ceramics, hand knits, toys, holiday dcor, and much more. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Presbyterian women set Bible study series in motionPresbyterian Women recently kicked off their study of the Bible by holding a meeting of the combined circles of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Pictured from left are: Dr. Mark Salmon (pastor), Rose Beckwith, Diana Young, Ethel Webb, Dr. Frank Nauman (pastor emeritus), and Elsie Becker. The church is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. Hadassah throws celebration partyChai Chapter of Hadassah is hosting a party from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 at Sandpiper Grille to commemorate a once-in-a-lifetime event for Chai Chapter. Chai Chapter of Hadassah has been given the honor of becoming the first chapter to be chartered in the U.S. during Hadassahs Centennial year years of Hadassah in the year 2012. The cost is $22 per person, which includes dinner and entertainment. The invitation is also extended to prospective Chai members and their guests. Spouses are invited to attend. For information or to request an invitation, contact Carol at monkeyandwife@yahoo.com. First Baptist Church AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) club will be hosting its annual food drive for Hope Childrens Home, located in Tampa. Hope Childrens Home was founded in 1968 to care for, nurture and educate children between the ages of two and 18 who have been discarded, abused or orphaned. While described as a residential care facility, Hope Childrens Home is much more; it is home. First Baptist Church has annually contributed to this ministry by hosting a food drive. The AWANA Bible Clubs compete by bringing in food, paper items, and cleaning supplies the home needs. The competition will begin Oct. 10 and will end the last of November. A pizza party will be awarded to the club which brings in the most poundage. AWANA meets each Wednes-First Baptist launches food drive Linda Block oversees the First Baptist food drive, which runs through November.day at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 820 College Ave. W, in Ruskin. To participate in this special ministry, contact the Childrens Ministry Office of First Baptist Church at (813) 645-6441, ext 233. Safeguarding ones mind seriesThe Sun City Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses welcomes the public to their semi-annual Circuit Assembly, Oct. 20 21 at the Plant City Assembly Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses. The Bible-based talks will feature the theme Safeguard Your Mind, based on Jesus words in Matthew 22:37. The program is 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break. Doors open at 8 a.m.; no admission charge, no collections taken. The Plant City Assembly Hall is located at 1904 North Frontage Rd. in Plant City. For more information, call (813) 752-6654.St. Anne Bible4Tots program set to resumeSt. Anne Catholic Churchs Bible4Tots program welcomes young children and their caregivers to gently learn about God through stories, prayers, and crafts. Meeting every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Nov. 1, this is a free program; however, donations are accepted. Bible4Tots kicks off the new session with a Halloween celebration. There will be a costume contest (no scary costumes, please), a pumpkin craft session, and snacks for the kids to enjoy. Participants are welcome to bring a treat to share. St. Anne is located at 106 11th Ave. N.E. in Ruskin. Contact Yetta Bednarz at (813) 410-1447 or Debra Cruz at (813) 355-6020 for more information or to sign up.

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20 OCTOBER 11, 2012 Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. 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 Peter MacalusoPersonal Injury: All Accidents, Auto, Slip/FallImmigration: Adjustment of Status, Deportation, Family Status Family Law: Divorce, Custody Criminal Law: Misdemeanors, FeloniesFree Consultation (813) 251-28313302 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33603 www.MacalusoLaw.comSe Habla Espaol Credit Cards Accepted Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995AC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.BRAKE SPECIAL$15000Per axle + tax. Most cars.FREE DIAGNOSTICS By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: More than I calculatedJean Spisak passed away last month and something good left this world with her. Jean worked at The Observer News for 30 years, the last eight of which I had the good fortune of working with her. Jean was a good woman; she was a rock of genuine, kindhearted feelings and sanity in an often insane world. When I would come into the office to see her smiling face, I knew that, no matter what, everything was going to be OK. During her funeral last week her daughter mentioned the words, child-like. Jean was already past 70 when I met her but, yes, there was something definitely childlike about her spirit. At the same time, I knew she could be one tough old lady and I wouldnt want to be on her bad side. Im certain, however, that even her bad side wasnt a permanent place. Her daughter also mentioned finding an obituary for a dog stuck in the pages of her Bible. Jean loved dogs, German Shepherds held a special place in her heart but lately Greyhounds had filled that space as well. She saved a few of them and was passionate about all of them. I think there is something particularly human about someone who can feel so strongly about animals; that the best of humanity is far more fulfilled in such a person. Two weeks ago I wrote about Christopher Hitchens and this week Ill share a particularly apt quote from his last book, Mortality. They are the words of a dying man and thus, to me, carry special importance as a result: If there is anybody known to you who might benefit from a letter or a visit, do not on any account postpone the writing or the making of it. The difference made will almost certainly be more than you have calculated. I saw a former co-worker at the funeral, sitting a row ahead of me. I could see the emotion on his face. I saw his clothes that were not anything like his normal attire, a button-down shirt and pants ending with red socks leading into sneakers. Unfortunately, a funeral is not a place where you just rush to someone to say, Hey, its good to see you! By the time I left the chapel, he was already at his car. On the way back to the office, I drove by where he works and saw him again in more typical attire, talking to some customers. Still wearing a suit and tie (not my typical attire), I barged my way to the front of the line of customers waiting, walked up to him, stuck out my hand and told him that I just wanted to say hi and to see how he was doing. At the funeral, his face was etched and serious. His red socks and sneakers, however, revealed the child that still lived inside of him. I dont think he has had the easiest life at all times, yet the child survives. We shook hands and, without taking his eyes off the cash register, he said he was doing just fine. I told him it was good to see him and left. As I drove away, I realized the value of Hitchens words it wasnt for the benefit of the other person, it was stated as advice for the benefit of the reader. Im not sure it meant anything to my friend that I stopped by to say hi, but it meant a great deal to me. I fear growing calluses on my heart and cynicism in my soul; Im afraid that Im growing up to be someone I dont like very much. Taking even a moment off my schedule tells me that Im still capable of decent priorities. It felt good to see my friend right then. I dont know how I could have misunderstood Hitchens advice on my first reading of it. I dont know how I could have been so self-centered to think otherwise. I wonder if Im simply sleeping my way through life these days. And more, I wonder exactly how long I have been sleeping. But as I drove away, I knew Hitchens words were right and the difference for me was more than I had calculated. As the years go by, time has a way of moving faster so I cant be certain, but I believe I last saw Jean in a local grocery store not all that long ago. She flashed a smile that revealed her child-like spirit as we greeted each other. Had I known it would be the last time I would see her; would I have done something different? Probably, yes, but I have no idea what that might have been. And that gives me something to think about, something to act on going forward. The world is not a better place without Jean. I have my own opinion about what happens when people leave this life and I can imagine Jean now, being lovingly welcomed home by family, friends, and many dogs joyously happy to see her, as only dogs can be. Like Jean, a happy dog is the epitome of a child-like spirit, and the thought of that makes me happy. Godspeed, Jean. Thank you for taking away my senseless worries with your presence. To my friends still here, thank you for making an incalculable difference in my life. It means more than I can ever say. There is something child-like and wonderful about a happy dog. Jean Spisak loved dogs in a way that made her humanity more complete, and I have a feeling many of them greeted her joyously on the other side of life. My dog Sammy, who came into our lives from CARE, would probably agree. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 21 NEED INCOME?RAYMOND JAMESSTEVE OVERTON, CFP813-633-8008These days, you need more than just Social Security. You need the tools, resources and expertise to plan for a successful retirement. And professional relationship you will enjoy for the rest of your life. | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Community survey results%  Squad, Security Patrol and visitors information center, they said. And when it comes to major improvements on the CA campuses, respondents first and foremost want a Master Plan drafted, detailing future projects. They listed their top outdoor improvement as creation of trails for walking, hiking or biking through CA property within the community.And, their most desired indoor improvement is the campus caf, which drew the heaviest applause of the evening when mentioned. A top 10 listing of all potential improvements also included expansion of the Rollins Theater, more parking provisions, environmentally friendly campuses and a farmers market. As for funding improvements, respondents strongly suggested charging non-CA members for use of amenities, club membership, etc., and/or establishing an endowment fund for the specific purpose and/or issuing fixed-rate, tax-free community bonds.The least acceptable means of funding, respondents said, are dues increases and financial institution loans. Yet, SCC citizens remain essentially satisfied with their community, comfortable with how their funds are being spent, at ease with their living choices and more than willing to recommend the retirement center to others. Unlike many community meetings, few questions were posed following Matulichs presentation. This week, Ed Barnes, CA president, called the Matulich survey a good investment providing insights into lots of issuesplus pointing the way for operation of the association in the future. To capitalize on the survey findings, Barnes said a nine member blue ribbon panel has been formed with Bob Deutel named its chairman. The panel is totally independent of the CA board, composed of men and women as well as of residents on both side of S.R. 674, he added. Their report, based on evaluation of the survey results from a planning perspective and due by December 15, Barnes indicated, is expected to become the foundation of the master plan encompassing short term, mid range and long term goals. The full survey results can be accessed on the community website and in the community library. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonThe redfish bite this time of the year is strong. Those who fish often, have learned to watch the reds and learn their pattern. Watch the schools, learn their movements and the next time you go out you can set up in a position to catch them for hours. Of course, this is catch and release fun. One red per day per person of legal size not less than l8 or more than 27. Permit are active along the deeper holes and around the reefs. Sheepshead are plentiful, regardless of the weather. Anglers are catching from land, boat, and pier, these boney-mouth black and white fish. They are a white meat, lean fish, cooked in many ways. Many were chasing schools of spanish mackerel this week. Average weight 28 ounces with largest recorded l8 pounds. Legal is l2 and l5 per day. The rains have brought the shark into our waters. Some reports this week were that a few blacktip were caught after the storm. This shark is good to eat. I have had it soaked in milk, battered, and deep fried. Dont try to go shark fishing by yourself as it takes more than one person to boat one. Freshwater anglers have been landing large mouth bass, freshwater catfish, and a variety of pan fish. Our waterways have become muddy, with high waves during the rains and the few rainstorms. By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Blacktip shark being caught locallyIt seems the fish were exiting to safer territories. It is said that a fish can see the storm coming and looks for food prior to the storm, then looks for deep holes or safe shelter in the roots of mangroves. Anglers say that fishing is not normal for several days after a storm. Others say that they can catch fish in the rain. I guess it depends on where and when you fish. I would think that it would be a good time to fish after the storm, as the fish will be hungry. Some fishermen have lures that can be seen in muddy water. Others use crackling, snapping plugs that attract the fish. Perhaps chumming would be the better way to attract them to your line. Stormy weather also brings trash fish, such as the dog fish, blow or puff fish, toad fish and stingrays. I have heard stories that some people make scallops from the wings of the stingray. We have all types of people, who love to fish. There are those who love the sport and try their best to appreciate mother nature. These people bring their garbage ashore, catch and land only fish that are legal, take home only the fish that they can eat or give to a neighbor, help those who do not know our waterways, do not move upon a boat that is anchored and has their own fishing spot. The other type may charter a boat and boss the captain around and blame him if they dont catch a fish. Another type is the one who thinks he owns the waterways, and storms toward you, cuts your line off as he goes by and blesses you out for fishing in his fishing hole. He also is the one that throws his garbage overboard. A real honest-to-goodness angler doesnt mind the weather, driving through heavy traffic, or sitting in a boat all day, but enjoys having a great time in the outdoors whether he makes a catch or not. Enjoy fishing, day or night, and always keep the weather in sight.Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Writers Press

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Confused Beneficiary Dear Confused, Because all Medicare Part D prescription drug plans can change their costs and coverage each calendar year, comparing plans every year during the open enrollment period (which is Oct. 15 Dec. 7) is still the best way to ensure you dont miss out on your best deal for 2013, especially if you take a lot of medications. Here are a few tips and resources that can help you compare plans with the least amount of hassle. Online Tool If youre comfortable using a computer, you can easily compare Medicares drug plans yourself online. Just go to Medicares Plan Finder Tool at www.medicare. gov/find-a-plan, and type in your zip code or your personal information, the drugs you take and their dosages, and select the pharmacies you use and youll get a cost comparison breakdown for each plan available in your area. This tool also provides a fivestar rating system that evaluates each plan based on past customer service records, and suggests generics or older brand name drugs that can reduce your costs. Its also important to keep in mind that when youre comparing drug plans dont judge a plan strictly by its monthly premium cost. Low-premium plans are often associated with higher prescription co-payments and may end up being more expensive. Look at the estimated annual drug costs that shows how much you can expect to pay over a year in total out-ofpocket costs including premiums, deductibles and co-pays. Also, be sure the plan youre considering covers all of the drugs you take with no restrictions. Some plans may require you to get permission or try a number of cheaper drugs before they will cover certain prescriptions. Get Help If you need some help with this or if you dont have Internet access to compare the plans yourself, ask your kids, grandkids or a trusted computer-savvy friend to help you, or you can call Medicare at 800-633-4227 and a customer service representative will do it for you over the phone for free. Another resource that you can call on for help is your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which provides free oneon-one Medicare counseling in person or over the phone. They also conduct seminars during the open enrollment period at various locations throughout each state. To find the contact information for your local SHIP visit shiptalk.org, or call the eldercare locator at 800-677-1116. Smaller Donut Hole You also need to know that Medicares donuthole coverage gap will shrink a little more next year. In 2013, Medicare Part D beneficiaries that hit the coverage gap will receive a 52.5 percent discounts on brand-name drugs, and a 21 percent discount on generic medications. For 2013, the coverage gap begins when your total drug cost exceeds $2,970 (that includes your share and the insurers share of the costs) and ends when combined spending is $6,733. After that, your Part D plan usually covers around 95 percent of your remaining drug costs for the year. Low Income Assistance Also, be aware that if youre a low-income beneficiary and your annual income is under $16,755 or $22,695 for married couples living together, and your assets are below $13,070 or $26,120 for married couples, you may be eligible for the federal Low Income Subsidy known as Extra Help that pays Part D premiums, deductibles and copayments. For more information or to apply, call Social Security at 800-772-1213 or visit socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Sat., Oct. 13 Mystery Dinner Theatre put on by the students of East Bay High School: BBQ chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, potato, dessert, 5 p.m., $12 proceeds to benefit Elks National Foundation. Mon., Oct. 15 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guest, $7 a person. Half baked chicken with all the trimmings including S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672dessert. Only 50 tickets sold. Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. Every Wednesday Spaghetti $7, All You Can Eat Every Friday Seafood, sandwiches, and chefs special A clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin (813) 645-2089.

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IN YOUR BACKy Y ARDOctober 11, 2012 Your guide to whats happening this Halloween... from mild to macabre!Simmons Park After Dark PartySaturday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 11 p.m. E.G. Simmons Regional Park, 2401 19th Ave., NW in Ruskin Cost: $2 Park Entry per vehicle (up to 8 people), $1 Kids Hayride; $5 Haunted Trail This event features games, costume contest for kids, and pets, hayrides and a haunted trail. For more information, contact the E.G Simmons Regional Park at (813) 671-7655.Halloween Tricks, Kicks & Bowl BashOct. 26, from 5 to 11 p.m. Brandon Skate Park, 5720 Providence Rd. in Riverview The Brandon Skate Park is hosting a Halloween Tricks Kicks and Bowl Bash that will be full of skate games and prizes. There is also a grand prize for best costumed trick contest. This event benefits the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, and visitors are asked to donate a new toy to enter the Skate Park. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Brandon Skate Park at (813) 744 5319.South Shore Symphony Orchestra presents a Halloween SpooktacularA symphonic array of ghosts, goblins, dancing skeletons, murderous trolls, wild witches and other nightmarish creations will appear when the South Shore Symphony Orchestra presents Images of Fright. Conducted by Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson, the orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E., Sun City Center, and on Sunday, Oct. 28 at The Regent, 6437 Watson Dr., Riverview. The program includes Charles Gounods Funeral March of a Marionette, which Alfred Hitchcock liked well enough to borrow for his TV theme music. March to the Scaffold and Witches Sabbath from Hector Berliozs Sinfonie Fantastique mirror an artists tortured soul. Theres Paul Dukas Sorcerers Apprentice, which Disney put to exquisite use in Fantasia Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian pulsates with the madness of the waltz, a dance once banned in England for being decadent, even demonic. Its a Danse Macabre of dancing skeletons from the pen of Saint-Saens. And Mussorgskys Night on Bald Mountain is a witches brew from Hades fiery depths. Concert tickets are $20 and are available online at www.thessso.org/. They are also available at the St. John The Divine church office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and during business hours at the following: SCC Chamber of Commerce, Sun City Center Plaza; South Shore Chamber of Commerce, 315 S. Tamiami Trail and at Sweetbay/Mira Bay Plaza; Riverview Chamber of Commerce, 10011 Water Works Lane, Riverview. Tickets at the door prior to performances are $25. South Bay Church to host Family Fall FestivalLooking for a free, safe, non-scary alternative for your children this Halloween season? Bring them to the Family Fall Fest at South Bay Church, Saturday, October 27. The Festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the outdoor movie featuring Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy this family-friendly movie under the stars. Show time is 8 p.m. Admission to the festival, candy, games, activities and the movie are all free. There will be food, beverages, popcorn, and baked goods availabe for sale. The menu will be traditional festival fare with corn dogs, homemade French fries, sausage, and more. Booths with carnival-type games and activities will be open for all to enjoy. The church is located at 13498 U.S. 301 S., just south of Big Bend Road, in Rivierview. Visit www.SouthBay. cc or call 813677-0721 for more information.Family-FriendlyDogtoberfest at Canine CabanaThis fall Canine Cabana will be celebrating Dogtoberfest on Oct. 31. All canine guests are invited to attend this autumn event while donning their best costumes fit for the parade of paws. After traveling through the four paws only pumpkin patch, kegs of Bowzer beer will be served alongside a hot gourmet treat of Bratwurst and Mash. Bavarian music will set the scene and make their pals merry as the event winds down with their afternoon Halloween Hunsaders Doggie Dance. Dogtoberfest is going to be a blast! Canine Cabana is located at 9708 Carr Road, Riverview, FL 33569. For more information, contact Angie Frazier at (813) 672-9663 or e-mail her at angie@ caninecabana.biz. More on page 4B

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2B OCTOBER 11, 2012 The new Heart Murmur & Valve Program at Brandon Regional Hospital is a multidisciplinary program that provides the latest in evaluation and treatment of heart valve and murmur conditions, including: with your primary care physician, a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon with valve expertise a long-term monitoring plan for your condition minimally invasive heart valve repair options the highest distinction in cardiac surgeryFROM YOUR HEART TO OUR EARS Joint Commission Joint Commission Joint Commission Heart Failure Rose Stack is the Sun City Center Photo Clubs featured photographer for the October photo display at the SCC Chamber of Commerce. This is part of a series of photographic displays at the SCC Chamber of Commerce at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. Roses exhibit is entitled Roses Flower Garden. Rose has been a member of the SCC Photo Club for several years and has served as the Education Chair for the last four. She has won many awards locally and state-wide for her photos. While she is a versatile photographer, doing landscapes, Rose Stack is featured photographer at SCC Chambertravel scenery, portraits and creative photography, her love of flowers can be seen in this exhibit. All are invited to the opening of her display at the SCC Chamber of Commerce between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.11 to meet her and enjoy some wine and cheese. Her work will be on display through Nov. 15. For more information on the SCC Photo Club and its activities, please see its website at http:// www.photoclubscc.com or visit the photo learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive.Spring Bouquet by Rose Stack

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 3B 1910 Haverford Avenue Suite 107 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 633-0286 www.brandonorthopedics.com Robert J. Maddalon, MD John D. Okun, MD Peter V. Lopez, MD Steven M. Page, MDBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons Brandon Orthopedic Associates 721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Brandon, FL 33511 Phone: 813-684-3707 BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the most respected and professional orthopedic and sports medicine practices and Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. Trusted byPhysicians & Patients Alike. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Our ophthalmologists are fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Care Neuro-Ophthalmology Eric Berman, M.D. Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. Robert Edelman, M.D. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Thomas A. Payant Chairman & C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc.Valencia Lakes Resident since 2005E-mail Tom at tpayant@payantfinancial.com to receive your Complimentary Weekly Market Update by e-mail.Retirement Income Investment SolutionsSecurities and insurance services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSVolunteer work crews get their final instructions before beginning work cleaning and fixing up properties that have met the criteria for the first CareFest South Shore 2012. Pastor Norman Blanton of Ruskin Foursquare Church brought the idea with him from Plant City where he was pastor of a church and began the now-annual Somebody Cares Plant City. Both the Plant City event and South Countys Sept. 29 CareFest South Shore 2012 are under the umbrella of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay and operates by the same criteria: people in need who cannot get their homes cleaned up or painted, or have problems such as plumbing or roof leaks, fill out forms to qualify for free assistance. Pastor Don Tanner of the Maranatha Church of God gets some youth from his church going as they begin to repaint a home. Jimmy and Deb Adams pressure wash a house while others work on cleaning up the yard. Julian Lawrence, a member of Destiny Church in Ruskin, lifts trash from a drainage ditch. A youthful group of volunteers cleans up the roadside supervised by employees of Hillsborough County Code Enforcement. Code enforcement officers showed the crews where the worst trash-ridden areas were. Neighbors caring through Carefest Halloween Happenings?Send us information on your group or organizations Halloween event. news@observernews.net

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4B OCTOBER 11, 2012Boo Fest and Pumpkins at Hydro Harvest FarmsOctober 20 is Boo Fest at HydroHarvest. Its lots of fun and the kids get a pumpkin to decorate for free! Games and crafts and lots of candy too! It is from noon to 3 p.m.. Come hungry and eat some cool ice cream, hot dogs and more. School Tours and Field Trips are great fun during Pumpkin Patch time at the farm. They still have openings if you are looking for some fun things to do for your students. They can handle any size! Email terrie@ hydroharvestfarms.com and let them know when, how many, and if you want your kids to have their delicious strawberry shortcake and a pie pumpkin for only $6. There are plenty of picnic tables so you are welcome to bring their lunches along. Hydro Harvest Farms is located in Ruskin at 1101 Shell Point Road, near the railroad track. Visit them at www.Hydroharvestfarms.com or call 813-645-6574 for more information. at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo Your guide to whats happening this Halloween... from mild to macabre!%  Halloween Social at Palmetto Historical Park Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will be celebrating Halloween Saturday, October 20, from 4:30 9 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, games, face painting, a tattoo parlor, fortune telling, and lots of other spooky happenings. While in the park, visit the Wild West and train to be a Super Hero! There will be a costume contest that will take place at 6:30 pm. Test your skill at the Pirates-Marauders Speed Pitch, proceeds to benefit family programming in the park. Decorated buildings in the park will be sponsored by the Ellenton-Parrish Lions Club, the North River Kiwanis and the Manatee Riverside Rotary Club. Demetrios will be selling $2 pizza and drinks and Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childhood cancer research with baked goods and lemonade. This family event is FREE, donations accepted! For more information, call 941-7212034 or 941-723-4991.Sponsored by R.B. Chips Shore, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Palmetto Historical Commission, Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Inc., & the City of Palmetto.Pictured below right, is Fabulous Fatimir (Michael Ingram) as the popular fortune teller at the parks Halloween Social. Below, Ralph and Sandy Garrison camp it up as pirates.Riverviews Trick or Treat StreetThe 2012 Trick or Treat Street event is presented by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Hillsborough County Parks and Riverview High School. This years event will be 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Riverivew High School, 11311 Boyette Road. The purpose of this special annual event is to create a safe place for children of all ages to have fun and share in the tradition of Trick or Treating. Local businesses and organizations participate in dressing up, decorating their booth and distributing candy or small toys to children of all ages. Prize ribbons are awarded for booth design and decoration in several categories. For more information stop by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, 10011 Water Works Lane, Riverview, 9-4, Mon. Fri., call (813) 234-5944 or email info@riverviewchamber.com.A Halloween party to die forThe Annual Pallbearers Ball Halloween Costume Party will be held 7 to 10 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. ZooBoo is a family-friendly Halloween time event. It gives kids and adults alike a fun, spooky and safe place to celebrate this time of year. It features topnotch haunted houses and trails, light displays, music, free rides* and much more. ZooBoo is also a fundraising event for Tampas Lowry Park Zoo-a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization. This event helps raise money to operate the Zoo, education and conservation programs. One admission ticket per person will provide entrance to the entire ZooBoo event. The cost of admission includes unlimited select rides! The event nights are: October 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, and 2528. Event hours are: 7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7-10 p.m. on Sundays and Thursdays. May close due to inclement weather. No rain checks. Tampas Lowry Park Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603. Take Exit 48 off of I-275. The main entrance is close to the intersection of Sligh Avenue and N. Boulevard. Parking is free. Adults (ages 12 and up) $17; Children (ages 3-11) $14; Ages 2 and under are free. You can purchase tickets online and print your ticket confirmation at home which enables you to go directly to the Will Call and avoid the ticket lines. ZooBoo is almost all inclusive, but there are some additional charges for activities: Games are 50 each or 5 turns for $2. There are food and drink stands operating in the Zoo. ZooBoo has a Skull rating system that lets parents know how scary something is before they enter with their children. There are specific younger children areas that have been created and haunted houses that appeal to older children or adventurous youngsters! Dont miss the special exhibit called Creepy Crawler Lane, and the Flying Fox Bat house. Little boys and ghouls are welcome to wear costumes (ages 11 and under only please). For the comfort and safety of all guests, adults (ages 12 and older) are NOT ALLOWED to wear costumes, masks, wigs, or face paint of any kind. Adults (12 and up) wearing costumes will be turned away at the gate. No toy weapons of any kind (children or adult) will be allowed into the Zoo. Haunted WoodsThe Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society is sponsoring the 20th Annual Haunted Woods Event, October 19 & 20, 2012 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event promises to be a safe and fun way for families to celebrate Halloween. Held at Hillsborough River State Park, located 9 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US Highway 301. There is a $5 per person donation and the event is suitable for all ages. This fall, Hillsborough River State Park will undergo an amazing transformation, going from cheerful, sun-filled nature park to a spooky haunted trail complete with ghouls, goblins, and ghosts. Activities include the haunted trail, childrens coloring contest, tram rides, and spooky displays. Visit www.floridastateparks.org or call (813) 987-6771 for more information.Glazer Childrens Museum Halloween Costume SwapThe Glazer Childrens Museum is holding an old-fashioned swap meet as a part of National Costume Swap Day October 13th from 1 5 p.m. Its fun, easy and simple; bring a costume, take a costume. Come to the Museum on October 13 with a clean, gently used costume, mask or accessory and pick out a new-toyou costume mask or accessory. Visit www.GlazerMuseum. org or call (813) 443-3861 for more details. Humane Society of Tampa Bay Annual Pumpkin PatchThe holiday season officially kicks off when the pumpkins roll in to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. On Saturday, Oct 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can help usher in the harvest while saving homeless pets! For three weeks there will be plump pumpkins, decorations and pets in costumes. Ghoulish gourds will be nestled around the doggie play yards and gazebo and the grounds will be decorated with a festive flair! Come by for a pumpkin, then take a peek at the adorable pets! The Pumpkin Patch will be open Tues.Fri. noon to 7 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3607 N Armenia Ave., Tampa. Admission is free and pumpkin prices vary. Call (813) 876-7138 or visit humanesocietytampa.org.

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 5B 4016 Sun City C ent er B oule var d | Sun Cit y C enter. FL 33573 | 813-634-3301 | www.So uthBa yHospital.com UPCOMING SEMINARS Each seminar r equir es a separat e R SVP and will be hel d a t the Unit ed Metho dis t Chur ch, 1210 Del W ebb Blvd We st, S un City Center FL ( Nex t to S outh Ba y Hospital) R efr eshments will be served RSVP by cal ling our Co nsultA-Nurse Heal th Information a nd Referral Line at 1-888-685-1595O UCH! M y darn s hou lder, elbow a nd ha nd hur ts!Th e C ommon Mal adies o f th e Upper Extremi tiesPresented b y Dr Peter Lo pez, Orth opedic Sur geon L ear n what ca uses c ondition s such a s r otator c u tears t ennis elbo w and carpal tunn el syndr ome Fin d out what yo u ca n do to prevent injur y an d liv e pain free.W ednesday, Octo ber 17 th 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p .m.Car e of A ging AthletesPresented by Dr. Steven Page, Orthopedic SurgeonL ear n how agi ng a thletes can prevent injur y and car e for sports r elat ed ailments.W ednesday, Octo ber 24 th 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.Trea tmen ts f or Knee Arth ritisPresented b y Dr Ro ber t Maddalo n, Ort hopedic Sur geon I f yo u ar e suer ing fro m kn ee pain co me l earn i f k nee arthri tis is th e cause and nd ou t what y ou ca n do about i t. A light lunch will be served RSVPs ar e r equired. Tu esday Oct obe r 3 0th 1: 00 p .m.2:00 p.m. CLIP & SAVERSVP2 days prior to event to...Assisted Living Facility License #4991813-634-3347 813-634-3347 OCTOBER EVENTS OKTOBERFEST! Its that time of year again! Enjoy Beer, Sauerbraten with Caramelized Onions, German Potato Salad, Braised Red Cabbage and Black Forest Cake while being entertained by Rudy Rosa as he takes your requests! RSVP no later than 10/12/12Bring your loved one for a well-deserved break and attend our Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-2464120.Low Vision Support Group: Facilitated by Ana Maria Oliva, M.D. Do you have an interest in cataract surgery, or corneal transplants, have dry eye? Why not ask the doctor?! Dr. Oliva specializes in these and many other disorders and is ready to assist you.Life Bio is back! Our accredited Life Bio instructor will take you through the steps of creating your personal life history in a lovely presentation to pass down to future generations. This four week class will end with a graduation ceremony. Dont miss this opportunity to record your past for the future! RSVP is a must!10-11 a.m. Protecting a Dementia Patients Personal Property and Assets presented by Dale Smreker, ASEL, C.A.G.A. When a loved one no longer resides in their home or is temporarily gone for medical care, how do you protect their personal property and assets? Be prepared! Mental Wellness Support Group facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of Sun City CenterAmputee Support Group: Facilitated by Ty Wilson, Patient Care Advocate with Orthotic & Prosthetic Centers. The group is open to amputees, their family member, friends and involved medical personnel. It is our goal to enrich the lives of amputees and help them reach their full potential. The tools we use are peer support, education and activism. Americas Finest Cabinets SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd. Across from Chilis Countertop Surfaces available with a FREE Standard Edge and FREE Stainless Steel Sink 18 Months no interest!We Beat All Superstores on Price and Service Delivery available in under 3 weeks What Thyme is it? Country Fair ThymeA very special day is planned for the Olde Thyme Country Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center. Start the day with coffee and treats from the famous Lindas Bake Shop and purchase home-baked goods to take home. There will be continuous stage entertainment all day Front Porch Pickers, Mens Chorus, accordion, Fletcher Organ and square dancing. A new feature is the Authors Table. Ten local authors will visit and sign and sell their books. There will be a fantastic array of crafts, jewelry, boutique items, books, CDs, holiday table, white elephant sale. Save time and your appetite for delicious sandwiches at the Haystack Caf. Joy Trimble will also be doing handwriting analysis. For more information, contact Sally Erath at 634-3197 Monday through Thursday, or 634-8460.

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6B OCTOBER 11, 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. Bubbles for any occasion%  On Saturday morning, a friend called to seek my advice on that evenings dinner. My boyfriend and I are making poached salmon with truffles and shrimp in a cream sauce, she said. What type of wine should we drink? I could see her conundrum. Salmon and shrimp suggest a dry, refreshing white. But a cream sauce could bludgeon a delicate wine. And anything red even something soft and light, like a Pinot Noir probably wouldnt complement the dish. Thats why the answer was simple. Just go with Champagne, I answered. Itll work perfectly. Later that evening, my friend confirmed that the wine was an ideal match. Plus, she said, It was fun to drink Champagne with dinner, just like real wine. Indeed. Year after year, Frances big Champagne houses spend millions trying to convince us that Champagne is best enjoyed when celebrating. That might be true after all, wine shops see a huge spike in sales around New Years and Valentines Day, and it is fun to drink Champagne on a special occasion. But Champagne and other sparkling wines deserve a spot at the dinner table all year long. Most sparklers are characterized by vibrant acidity and freshness, which help them cut through spicy meals, complement savory food, and elevate even the simplest of dishes. Real Champagne is quite pricey, obviously. Under European Union trade laws, wine can only be sold as Champagne if it comes from the Champagne region of France and is made in accordance with a number of regulations. Most notably, Champagne must be made in the traditional method an expensive, multistep process and produced, generally, from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Consequently, even budget options cost about $40 per bottle. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable sparkling wines from regions outside Champagne. Within France, sparkling wines labeled as Cremant are produced using the traditional method and winemakers must follow a number of strict rules. Sparkling wines from Burgundy called Cremant de Bourgogne have long offered exceptional value. Because the region grows the same grape varieties as Champagne, top examples can often pass for the real thing. And theyre typically just a fraction of the cost many can be found for less than $20. In the United States, wines labeled as Methode Champenoise are also produced in the traditional method using the same grape varieties as Champagne. For about $25, its hard to beat the entry level bottlings from Domaine Carneros, Roederer Estate, and Argyle. For less than $15, Cava a sparkling wine from Spain thats produced like Champagne but using native Spanish grapes is the best option. Of course, nothing beats the real thing. And fortunately for American consumers, theres never been a better time to explore Champagne. farmers fizz. Grower Champagnes are still quite expensive. Basic offerings from some of my favorites Chartogne-Taillet, Egly-Ouriet, Pierre Peters, and Vilmart still cost upwards of $50. But when compared to the large Champagne houses, these wines represent a good value, as Growers dont have marketing expenses or bureaucratic bloat. So next time you feel like splurging, pick up a bottle of Grower Champagne. And next time you sit down for dinner especially if youve prepared something with a cream sauce go for something that sparkles. David White, a wine writer, is the founder and editor of Terroirist.com www.terroirist. com. His columns are housed at Wines.com, the fastest growing wine portal on the Internet. For years, the American market has been dominated by large producers like Moet & Chandon, Piper Heidsieck, and Veuve Clicquot. These companies purchase their grapes from growers across Champagne and blend their wines to deliver a consistent, high quality product year after year. In recent years, however, wine enthusiasts have gone gaga over Grower Champagne, or wines made by the farmers who grow the grapes. Just as we understand why an apple grown in Virginia tastes different from an apple grown in Massachusetts, we understand why a Chardonnay produced in Sonoma tastes different from a Chardonnay produced in Napa. Champagne is no different. And Grower Champagne conveys a sense of place something that large producers simply cant offer. Today, Grower Champagne accounts for only about 4 percent of Americas Champagne market. But that percentage has been rising quickly, thanks to a few key wine importers and Americas growing obsession with knowing the source of our food. Indeed, wine enthusiasts call Grower Champagne

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IIf so, please call DDoug. at 813-634-3907 Prayer to S St. Jude. May the S Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved & preserved throughout the world, now & forever. S Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. S St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. S St Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. S S ay this prayer 9 times a day by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. I I t has never known to fail. Publication must be promised. gk AUCTION Fri., Oct. 19431 19th Ave. NE, RuskinJ&P Auction FeverJim and Pete 813-601-0983 or 813-625-4240jandpauctionfever.comFred Vandergraff, Life Member A.N.A., F.U.N. Lic.#AU448 AB269 280 PetsETS(2) sister cats 1 yr old (black), all shots, very loving. Prefer retired person. 727204-9888 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany 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 donate Community YYard Sale! TThe Mira LLago SSubdivision in RRuskin will be holding its semiannual community yard sale on SSaturday October 13, 8am to 1pm.We have two entrances, one off 14th SSt NNW and one off SShell Point RRd. FFollow signs. IIf using a gps, type in address 604 York DDale DDr. Multiple families participating! SSomething for everyone! Moving sale. E Everything must go. Oct. 13, 8am-4pm. 12626 L L ake V V ista D D r., (Kings L L ake), G G ibsonton 33534, D D ishes, furniture, toys, more Yard sale. 602 E E S S hell Point R R d., R R uskin, L L ots of good stuff. S S aturday, Oct. 13, 7:30am-? Yard sale. S Saturday, Oct. 13, 8am2pm. R R ivercrest subdivision. 11828 Whispercreek D D rive, R R iverview. Baby stuff, DVD DVDs, clothes, books, etc. F Fol low signs Oct. 13, 8am-2pm. Multi home yard sales. Harbour I I sles development, off US S 41, A A pollo Beach. S S omething for everyone Multi family garage sale. 364 Club Manor Dr. SSCC. FFriday & SSaturday, 8am-noon. Pictures galore! FFurniture, housewares, clothes & collectibles.G Garage sale. 311 Carlyle Blvd., R Ruskin, 8am-2pm. S Saturday, Oct. 13. 48 round solid oak table w/ leaf, shelled mirrors, picture frames & wreaths, Many household items. Multi family sale. D D epression glass, furniture & more. F F riday & S S aturday, 7am-noon. 1104 V Villory D Dr., (off Platinum) SSCC. SS hed sale. Collectible plates, scrubs, knickknacks, kitchenware & more. 4947 Bonita D D r., Wimauma, Oct. 12 & 13, F Friday & SSaturday, 9am-3pm.F Friday, Oct. 12, 7am-11am. 1/2 prices 10:30am-11am. 1211 W. D Del Webb Blvd., S SCC. Bureau, chair w/ ottoman & more.G G arage sale. F F riday & S S aturday, Oct. 12 & 13. 8am-? 1303 Hacienda D Dr., S SCC. L Lots of goodies. NNo early birds. Yearly neighborhood garage sale. Bunker V V iew & G G reenview D D r., A A pollo Beach. S S aturday, Oct. 13, 8am-2pm. S S omething for everyone. 312 estateESTATE saSALesES Cell: 382-7536 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right!Se Habla Espaol 330 FurnitureURNITURELL ift/ recliner chair, great condition, beige fabric $1,200 retail, yours for $350. 813-634-2237 5pc all wood bedroom set, $225. (NNew) swivel rocker $35, triple dresser w/ mirror $65. A A ll in excellent condition. 813-641-2356 F F ormal living room: F F ull size couch & full size couch w/ pull out queen size bed, large chair w/ ottoman, end tables w/ for all. 813-641-3268 360 GoGOLfF CartsARTSGGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. R Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515390 MiscISC. ForOR SaALeECraftsman mechanic tools for sale (new) R Reasonably priced. F For information call 813-260-3429 395 Wanted ANTED To O BuUY pocketknives, tools, toys, books, cans, tins, S Singer sewing machines & more. Jeff. 813-645-4337 Keyboard; Club Car Golf Cart. Furniture: Entertainment center, Ethan Allen dining room suite, sofa & sleeper sofas, stereo system, bar stools, king bed, PVC patio furniture, twin bedroom suite, corner desk, Oreck & Hoover vacuum cleaners. Collectibles: Sterling vanity set, vintage books, stamps, vintage postcards, lots of artwork. Jewelry: Gold & sterling, vintage jewelry. Miscellaneous: Nice womens & mens clothing med. & large, household kitchen & misc.Park on side of sale only. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales Friday & Saturday Oct. 12th & 13th (7 noon)1709 Cloister Dr. Off Del Webb Blvd. W (813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-7954 for your business 425 sSLipsIPS orOR storaSTORAGeESSouth Bay RV RV & Boat S Storage. S Specializing in outside storage for RV RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SSouthBay-S Storage.comL L ittle Manatee Outdoor S Storage. RV RVs, boats, trailers. A A ll sizes. 2903 39th A A ve., SE SE. RRuskin. 813-361-3725. MARINE400 Halloween is Coming!Great ideas and materials for costumesAlways Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDMATTRESS SALEQuality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes Your local dealer for over 23 years Sun City Center COINSU.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTEDAPPRAISALS GIVENCall for private consultation or appointment. All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, misc. & other Mint BarsPaying depending on the market at time of purchaseWatch out for Counterfeit Coins Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Oct. 10, 12 & 13The Big Shoe SaleBuy 1 pair, get 1 pair free

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OCTo OBER 11, 2012 TTHEE SHOPPERER RERENTT ALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 TRTRANSPORTRT AT TION450 REREAL EESTT ATE TE500 455 AuUTomo OMOBilILEsS1990 Cadillac DeVille, mint condition. Original mileages, less than 33,000 Fully loaded. $6,000. 813-401-1159 458 paPARTsS & sSERViICE 511 HousOUSEsS FoOR SalALELocation Location Location Best view on South Lake, 2br/2ba, close to hospital, churches, exercise building, shopping. Mail delivered to house, etc. If interested call 813-6347082 CASH Paid on Cars! $250-$600 610 Wa A TERfFRonONT RREnNTals ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-8636123611 HousOUSEsS foFOR REnNT2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, rec. hall. All $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-4932861 or 813-610-7515 4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 SCC 2br/2ba, unfurnished, covered parking. Newly renovated, 55+ Close to shopping, some amenities. 813633-5537 55+ CCommunity SCC 1br/1ba or 2br/2ba with: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 612 ApPTsS foFOR RREnNTRuskin 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 813-516-0896613 ConCONDosOS foFOR RREnNTSCC 1br/1ba, furnished/ unfurnished, in lanai. Small pets allowed. Century 21, Beggins, Beth Christo 813-714-3811614 DuplDUPLEX foFOR RREnNTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813-641-8400621 PlaLACEsS To O ShaHAREHouse to share with one other. All utilities included, fully furnished with private bath, internet, cable, washer/ dryer, deck, screened in porch, 25 mins. from Tampa, quiet neighborhood. No pets! $700 monthly $200 deposit. Call Bob 813-645-4117 or cell Danny 386-6821241 Available Immediately!630 M.H. RREnNTals ALSFor RRent: CClean Mobile Homes With A/CC. 813-677-1086For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-6778789, 813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896 included. $165 weekly, plus security Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-2446 Mobile home for rent. 1-3 bedroom, Family friendly, quiet park, Gibsonton. 919-0375. Se habla espanol Nice 2br/1ba MH for rent or sale in 55+ park. Furnished or unfurnished. Large attached enclosed rooms, carport, close info. call Dave 813-447-6123 646 Wa AREhousHOUSE SpaPACE Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BooBOOKKEEpingPINGQuickBBooks Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com680 a ADulUL T & ChilHILD CaARE PRROF. SERVERVICECES650 SERVERVICECES700 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer.210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 425 SlipsLIPS oOR STo ORagAGEStorage RRameys BBusiness Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813849-1469 555 M.H. FoOR SalALEReconditioned mobile homes from 8K to 35K also rentals in park. 813-671-1615. 6644 US 301 S. Riverview. 704 JunUNK RREmoMOVal ALWe BBuy Junk CCars Call 24/7, Lost title no problem. Free towing 813-770-3452Hauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate. Insured. Dave 813447-6123 705 ClCLEaningANINGRRons CCleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean708 MoOVERsSAffordable Moving. One piece or whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading/ unloading storage Insured. Dave 813-447-6123 710 LawnAWN CaCAREBBills Lawn Service Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840 710 lawnLAWN CaAREBB&S Lawn CCare, Inc. needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266M & CC Mower RRepair. tial. Open 7days, 8:30am-6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226, 715 FillILL DiDIRT/HaulingAULINGMyers TTrucking vert sets, driveways, shell, crushed Free estimates. Pittman TTrucking & TTractor driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep813-645-1883 716 ConCONCRETECCement Floors driveways, side walks, patios, concrete foundations. Also Decorative concrete driveways etc. 25 yrs experience. Free estimate. 813-417-0981 720 HomOME MainAINTEnanNANCEHandyman Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center CCall 813-649-1418 729 SCREEnsNSIt Really works!! Screens that block the 690-4637 www.sunblockscreens.com 740 MisISC. SERViICEsSHate that Wallpaper? I can remove it. Want something texit. Debby. 813-434-6499Seawall RRepairs also new construction of docks, boat er Construction Co. 813-236-9306 HAMPTON exp., KP on golf course, screened lanai, large laundry room, carport............................ $57,500 1BR/1.5BA Andover, WD, furn...................... $16,000 2BR/2BA Bedford, furnished, enclosed lanai, washer/dryer.................................................... $29,000 RENTALS2BR/2BA furn., close to clubhouse......from $700 month1BR/1.5BA W/D hook-up....................... $550 month RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 Call US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our ofce for the Victims Assistance Program. WANTING WATERFRONT? This huge 3 or 4 bedroom home has large fenced yard, seawalled waterfront with access to Tampa Bay and beyond, over 2800 sq. rooms, split bedroom plan and much more! Affordable at only $254,900. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. LARGE CORNER LOT ready for your building plans. Over 1.7 acres, quiet area within minutes to area churches, schools, restaurants, etc., great place to build that dream home. Asking $60,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. NOT TOO BIG, NOT TOO SMALL. This 3BR 2BA home in Sun City Center is JUST RIGHT. There is no need to scale down or to slow down when you move to this active community with ample opportunities/ activities from which to choose. Ex$169,000. LARAE REGIS 633-8318 or JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288. CLOSE IN TIME TO ENJOY BALMY WINTER WORRY-FREE.Great 2BR 2BA clubhouse and exteriors. If you dont want to hang around all year, rent it. Fireplace, vaulted ceilings, central vacuum, screened porch, lots of storage, 1.5 car garage.$105,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 1.92 AC. CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, RUSKIN: with well, septic and electric, property is ready for your dream home. Consists of 5 lots, secluded, peaceful, with few shady trees, great views of nature and birds, lot is down the road from Park and boat ramp. Survey available. $84,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CUTE HOUSE IN RUSKIN: 2BR/1BA block house in peaceful area of town, a stone throw from river. Good metal roof, attached utility-room, central heat and air, and shed in backyard. This home is very well maintained and will make a great starter or rental home.. JUST $59,900 Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN OFFICES & WAREHOUSES FOR RENT 5 Acres cleared & fenced with mo. Adjacent 5 acres with 3 large green houses, propane heaters, irrigation, and CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 WATERFRONT TOWNHOME!! NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $204,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. NEW LISTING! Very Spacious 3BR/2BA Doublewide mobile home with 1,728 s.f. workshop/storage area, carport, inside utility room with washer & dryer and much more! $59,000. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 or KAY PYE 813361-3672 VERY WELL MAINTAINED and nicely decorated 3BR/2BA Palm Harbor Doublewide mobile home on a large (78x150) lot. This home offers a large eat-in-kitchen with a nice center island, an extra large utility room with cabinets, wood burning $72,500 Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 GREAT DOUBLEWIDE on 1/2 acre lot: 2BR/2BA + small den, huge MBR & MBA, dinette off kitchen, spacious living-dining room leading to enclosed sun room, screened porch, utility shed, attached and detached carport, sheds. No HOA. Not in ood zone. $65,000. 2.3 ACRES WITH 2 MOBILE-HOMES, RUSKIN: One MH is 2BR/2BA, other is 2BR/1BA, good condition, with central heat and air, large screened porches and shed. Cleared lot with nice shady trees and a pond full of sh! Secluded, peaceful, close to shopping, hospital and restaurants. No HOA. $86,500. FOR RENT, WATERFRONT HOUSE IN RUSKIN: 2BR/2BA canal-front pool-house with enclosed lanai, screened-in pool, fenced backyard. 1 small pet allowed. $1,100/mo + deposit. 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www.ObserverNews.netOctober 11, 2012 Volume 56 Number 38OBSERVER NEWSTHE PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8By MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netRIVERVIEW Area candidates for national, state and county offices seeking the support of South County voters are expected at a public forum here Thursday night. The event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, located in the Crescent Office Park, immediately east of U.S. 301and north of the I-75 overpass. It is being co-sponsored by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce. Some 20 candidates for a U.S. House of Representatives seat as well as for state senate and state house seats, plus a number of office seekers on the county level have been invited to participate in the forum designed to give voters face-to-face time with those who want to represent them, noted Tonya Doran, the Riverview chambers executive director. Early this week, 14 had confirmed their appearances, she added. The forum structure will give each candidate three minutes for a general introduction, Doran said, with a question and answer period following. Questions, which have been collected from chamber members and will be chosen at random by the moderator, then will be directed to appropriate candidates. The candidates will have no prior knowledge of the questions to be asked, Doran asserted. Dr. Bryan Thatcher, a Riverview businessman, will serve as moderator. Members of SouthShore Toastmasters are to be time keepers during the event. County office seekers invited to participate include Bob Henriquez, Democrat, and Ronda Storms, Republican, as well as James DeMio and Robert Townsend, both running with no party affiliation. They are campaigning to become Hillsborough County Property Appraiser. Candidates for the countys Supervisor of Elections post, Democrat Craig Latimer and Republican Rich Glorioso also are on tap. In the District 4 county commission race, Mark Nash, Democrat, Al Higginbotham, the Republican incumbent, and Joy Green, NPA, all have been invited as have Kevin Beckner, Democrat and incumbent District 6 county commissioner, and Margaret Iuculano, his Republican challenger. Terry Kemple and Carol Kurdell, seeking the District 7 seat on the Hillsborough County School Board, are among the invitees. Incumbent U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, a Democrat, and her challenger, Evelio EJ Otero, Republican, top the invitation Candidates after South County votes on tap Thursday evening Prep football MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOHigh school football continues to dominate Friday nights around the county. Look for local scores and highlights on page 12. Above East Bay running back Brandon Byrd picks up a first down. Byrd later picked up the first touchdown of the game spoiling any hopes of Riverview seeing victory on their homecoming game night. Two ways to see AmericaBy PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTERHes been riding motorcycles since he was a kid on his grandfathers farm. She just started in 2000. Now theyre both riding hard and fast and seeing everything they can. Bill Royal and Eve Blazur often leave their Sun City Center home and stay gone for days. Last year they each rode more than 40,000 miles, sometimes together and sometimes apart. Bill likes to see how many miles he can go, Eve explained. And I like to stay at a destination and enjoy it awhile so sometimes we go on separate trips. Sometimes they go part-way together, and then split up to ride alone or meet with their friends. It all depends on what it is they want to see. Born on MacDill Air Force Base, Bill, now 59, was living in New Hampshire before he came back to Florida to care for his LARRY TROUTMAN PHOTOBill managed to add Alaska to the list of states hes visited but he cant figure out how to ride to Hawaii.Local poet takes her place with 39 featured authors in reading festivalBy MELODY JAMESON%  mj@observernews.netRUSKIN Melanie Hubbard probably would be a frustratingly formidable opponent over a game of Scrabble. Shes a constant, consistent, inveterate, dedicated explorer with words. She plays with them by way of magnetized letters on the kitchen fridge. She experiments with them as part of an endeavor she calls poem painting. She strings them together to create lyrical, touching free verse that editors publish. And next week its that latter effort which will put the diminutive local poet in the spotlight on the other side of Tampa Bay. Dr. Melanie Hubbard and her first full-length published book of poetry will be featured Saturday, October 20, during the 20th annual Times Festival of Reading. According to the schedule now in final draft form, shes front and center at 1:45 p.m. in Room 123 of the Science and Technology Building on the University of South Florida campus, downtown St. Petersburg. The 70-page book, titled We Have With Us Your Sky, came out October 2, published by Subito Press, a literary publisher affiliated with the University of Colorado at Boulder. It contains 49 works by Hubbard which she describes as snapshots of dreamscapes. During her presentation as one of the festivals featured authors, she told The Observer this week, she plans to read from this collection and answer questions related to the works, her creative processes, poetry publishing or the life of a poet. It may be more a matter of practice choosing the poet than poet making the choice. See CANDIDATES, page 9 See POET, page 16 See SEE AMERICA, page 15Dr. Melanie Hubbard... poet and scholarphotoPHOTO courteCOURTESyY DrR. HuUBBardARD

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Community survey results both substantiate and surprise By MELODY JAMESON mj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER A good many residents in this retirement center once touted as a shining example of volunteerism at work do not, in fact, volunteer their time and talents. A majority of retirees here are technologically tuned in to some degree. A master plan for future major improvements is a top priority. The next new amenity should be a campus caf. Several options for funding big-ticket capital improvements should be tapped before any bank loan is considered. The communitys largest age group is the 70 somethings. These are but a few of the findings reported last week when results of an impartial, comprehensive community-wide survey were disclosed during a town hall meeting. Some of them are consistent with previous endeavors to survey resident positions on issues.Preference for a caf or central gathering place with food and beverage availability, for example, has shown up whenever efforts to take the communitys pulse have been undertaken in the recent past. And community resistance to incurring debt owed a commercial lender in order to underwrite new construction came through loud and clear the last time such a proposition was put to a community vote. Other results, however, such as the extent of declining volunteerism may have surprised some in a community that for years has promoted the amount of tax dollars it ostensibly saves Hillsborough County through services rendered by volunteering residents that otherwise might have to be funded through tax revenues. Whether new or old, the findings now are in the hands of a blue ribbon panel charged with careful evaluation and recommendation for implementations. The survey, distributed to a total of 11,002 SCC Community Association members including residents in Aston Gardens and The Courtyards, was returned by more than 5,000 of them, Dr. Erika Matulich told a crowd ofsome 500 assembled in Community Hall Thursday evening to learn results. Matulich, a University of Tampa professor and business consultant commissioned to conduct the entirely confidential survey, called the 42.9 percent return rate unprecedented. The exceptionally high return, she added, provided a very, very valid statistical basis, reflecting the community as a whole. With the help of a power point program shown on overhead projectors, Matulich took her rapt audience through the several segments of the survey, highlighting specifics in each. Most Sun City Center citizens, for instance, are year around dwellers, with 69 percent of the survey respondents noting they live here 12 months each year. Other demographic details they disclosed include that more than 60 percent of them have had at least some college coursework and that 40 percent are 70 to 79 years old.Nearly 28 percent are in the 60 to 69 age bracket and slightly over 23 percent are in their 80s.The average age is 70.85 years. As for volunteering, Matulich noted that in SCC the rate is lower than in similar communities. Fifty percent of the respondents said they do not volunteer in any capacity at any time and 23.47 percent stated they contribute no more than four hours each month. Just 11 percent give 20 hours or more on a monthly basis. On the other hand, SCC residents eat out a lot: 36 percent dining out up to nine times each month and another 21 percent frequenting restaurants up to 19 times per month. And where do the retirees get most of their information on community issues?Respondents listed the SCC CA monthly newsletter as their top source, with the eNews managed by John Bowker and local newspapers close behind.Town hall and SCC CA board meetings ranked near the bottom. Residents may not be fans of meetings, but they are electronically in touch. Almost 4,000 of the respondents said they use desk top computers, laptops and tablets, with most of their owners internet connected. Not surprisingly, respondents voiced preference for a routinely provided digest of CA board actions distributed via email or a weekly CA newsletter.The most popular and heavily used amenities in the community are the Atrium facilities, library, fitness center, Community Hall, Rollins Theater and the pools. Residents most used services include the Nearly New retail outlet, CA offices, Emergency Shop Locally...When you need to make a purchase or need a service, always check the pages of The Observer News first! Local businesses are waiting for your call. Remember, theyre your neighbors! Riverview Moose Family Center 2158/Chapter 1031, Loyal Order of Moose is located at 9000 Honeywell Road, Gibsonton. Visit the website at riverviewmooselodge2158.org, or call (813) 677-7921 for more information. All events are open to qualified Moose members and guests.UPCOMING EVENTS Tuesday fixins 5 to 7 p.m. Chili, cheese, onions, relish, etc. Wednesday to 7 p.m. 4th Wednesday of the month, Riverview Moose activitiesLindas famous liver n onions. Bar Games begin at 7 p.m. Thursday night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Blind draw darts at 7:30 p.m. Friday shrimp dinner, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Includes burgers and sides Karaoke Kat kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Sunday bar games begin at 3 p.m. Wings from 3 to 6 p.m., 6 for $3 BBQ, hot or mild, and theres always naked wings. They are a friendly lodge, enjoy some good family fun with them.See SURVEY, page 21 MELODY JAMESON PHOTONewly revealed findings in the SCC community survey some surprising, some consistent with previous efforts to take the pulse of the retirement center were topics of avid discussion among residents and leaders alike following a town hall meeting last week. Lyn Reitz, community manager (left), Ed Barnes, community association president (center), and Dr. Erika Matulich, business consultant who conducted the comprehensive and confidential survey, shared perspectives on several points following the session.

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4 OCTOBER 11, 2012 Come join the National Cremation Society for aFREE SEMINARon the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?When the time comes, wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time.Well discuss: RESERVATION REQUIRED Meet representatives:Gene & Toni DyrekNational Cremation & Burial Society 308 E. College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570Thurs., Oct. 18, 20122:00 p.m.First time attendees only please(813) 401-1159 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 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 CABINET REFACINGDoor and Drawer Replacement Water Damage Repair or ReplacementCOUNTERTOPSGranite Cultured Marble Solid Surface South Shore Cabinet Works, Inc.We are local, doing business for 30+ years!813 493-3330 Licensed & Insured RUSKIN, FL 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. He told me his name was Marcus and just over 15 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 By William Hodges 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.Positive Talk: Born With a Silver SpoonHodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewUNDER NEW OWNERSHIP IMPROVEMENTS IN PROGRESS!!! 813-671-9196 ~ LIVE MUSIC ~ Free Wi-Fi format 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 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 Eastern Hillsborough Community Band announces seriesThe Eastern Hillsborough Community Band, a 40-piece concert band, has released its fall concert schedule. The community is invited to Let Us Entertain You, an upbeat program that includes popular selections from Tijuana Brass, Benny Goodman and the Blues Brothers. Performance dates and locations: Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Chapel, First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 115 Knights Ave., Brandon. $5 suggested donation at the door. Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Clubhouse, Rice Creek Mobile Home Park, 10719 Rice Creek Dr., Riverview. $5 at the door. Thursday Dec. 13, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Web Blvd. West, SCC. $5 suggested donation at the door. The band is also accepting new members for its brass and woodwind sections. For more informa tion about the band, call (813) 569-1771, email info@ehcb.org or visit www.ehcb.org. 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. Call (813) 671-3078.

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 5 East Bay Volleybally Team digs for doughThe East Bay High School Volleyball Team in an effort to get better equipment not only for themselves, but the school will be holding a fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Mulligans on 11375 Big Bend Road. The team also hopes to get a roster board put up in the gym. There will be a car wash from noon to 4 p.m. Then proceeds from all purchases from Mulligans and onsite vendors between 2 to 6 p.m. will go to the team, players and coaches will be serving some of the dinner guests. Charitable drawings every 15 minutes from 4 to 6 p.m. conclude the event. For more information or to donate call 813-802-6932. 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.Riverview Branch Library 10509 Riverview Dr., Riverview Kids Program/Event Highlights Oct. 11 17Toddler Time Thursday, Oct. 11 10 to 10:20 a.m. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Baby Time Thursday, Oct. 11 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. For children ages 0-18 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. Game Zone* Thursday Oct. 4 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 2:30 to 4 p.m. For middle and high school students. Get in the zone and join friends for gaming fun with games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Scary Saturday* Saturday, Oct. 13 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. For children. Wear your favorite costume, enjoy a scary story and decorate a mini pumpkin. Limited to 20 participants. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273-3652. Saturday Movie At The Library* Saturday, Oct. 13 3 to 6 p.m. For middle, high school students and adults. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. Wear a super hero costume and stay after the PG-13 movie for a chance to win the DVD. Seating limit: 50. Tickets will be given out at the Ask Me desk. *Funded by the Friends of the Riverview Branch Library.Ladies who lunchThe Riverview Womans Clubs next luncheon meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Docs Grill in the Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. The cost is $14 per person, and RSVPs should go to Donna Lee Fore, (813) 528-0902. The Summerfield Crossings Golf Club is located at 13050 Summerfield Blvd. in Riverview.More fast food on its wayA Wendys restaurant is being built on U.S. 301 across from the Summerfield Plaza McDonalds. According to Wendys home office personnel in Dublin, Ohio, the restaurant is taking applications on line now for approximately 35 partand-full-time jobs and is slated to open in late November. September Kindergarten Character Stars at Collins ElementaryCharacter Stars at Riverviews Collins Elementary are: Jedin Ball, Alana Hosea, Bryce Jay, Isabella Joseforsky, Addyson Kyker, Alexandra McIntire, Sebastian Rojas, Sierra Quinn and Laila Walker. This program is sponsored by the SCC Pizza Hut and BSA Learning for Life.AMERICAN LEGION Legion Riders 1st Monday 6:30 p.m. Legion General 2nd Monday 7 p.m. Sons (SAL) 1st Thursday 7 p.m. Auxiliary 3rd Thursday 7 p.m. Fish Fry Every Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Breakfast Every Sunday 9 to 11 a.m. Bar Poker Tues. / Thur. 4 to 7 p.m. Bingo and Food Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Entertainment Fridays 7:30 to 11 p.m. Steak Shoot Saturdays 2 p.m. Flea Market Sunday 7 a.m. to noon aleuseeRun Saturday, Oct. 27 food and entertainment. Registration cost is $15 at 9 a.m. Kick stands up at 10:30 a.m. Auxiliary Dinner Thursday, Oct. 14 from 2-5 p.m. at $7 per person Legion Riders Dinner Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2-5 p.m. at $7 per personWi-Fi access now at selected Hillsborough Recreation CentersHillsborough County Park, Recreation and Conservation has announced that Wi-Fi service is now available at 12 recreation centers 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Local recreation centers offering free Wi-Fi include: Gardenville, 6219 Symmes Road in Gibsonton, and Ruskin, 901 6th St. SE in Ruskin. For more information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at (813) 635-3500.Spaghetti dinner helps to fund Veterans paradeThe Ruskin VFW is serving up spaghetti as a way of pre-funding its annual Veterans Day parade. Dinner will be available from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, at the VFW chapter at 5120 U.S. Hwy. 41 North in Ruskin. Diners can eat in, take out, or drive through. The cost is $7 per person, and includes spaghetti, prepared by Beanies Family Sports Grill, plus a salad and roll. Discounted drinks will be available with dinner tickets. All proceeds will be used to help defray the cost of the groups annual free community event in honor of veterans. iAirman Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Elliot R. Chernofsky graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Chernofsky is the son of Diana Chernofsky and brother of Corey Chernofsky, both of Gentle Woods Avenue, Riverview. He is a 2010 graduate of Newsome High School, Lithia.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO

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6 OCTOBER 11, 2012 has been located in Sun City Center for 11+ years and is only a phone call awayCall 634-6617With Hanson ServicesIts like having a personal staff.Personalized services for your individual needs.Some of our many services include, but not limited to: Alzheimer Assistance All caregivers are background screened.You DO have choices. ADM FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home.References upon request. Lic #30211040We accept most long-term care insurance policies. Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $23................before noon$20...................after noon$18....................after 2 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 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 I was holding my breath as I looked at the radar and saw storms coming in from the Gulf. The night before produced torrential rain and lightning kaboomed right overhead. We didnt need a repeat of that on our first Golf Cart Poker Run. But as Friday morning became Friday afternoon, the rain stayed to the west of us and the carts started arriving. The other hurdle to this events success was, in reality, something I had fought hard for over the past two years. The Chamber parking lot was being repaved! Early in the morning as the grey overcast sky grew brighter, the crew arrived heralded by the rumble of machinery that had items on my desk vibrating. Old chunks of busted asphalt were scraped away, the parking bumpers were power washed, and hot, molten new stuff was laid down with precision. Unfortunately, at over 300 degrees when laid, the new asphalt was too hot to drive on that afternoon. Not to be deterred, our poker players parked next door and came inside to ante up and get their instructions. By 2:05 they were out the door and heading across the road to Sun Towers to meet the staff, enjoy some refreshments and get their first playing card. Back at the Chamber, new office manager DeeLores Everett and I were busy doing our normal Chamber activities and making some needed updates. Every few minutes the fax machine would whir into wakefulness and spit out a sign-in sheet from one of the poker stops. As we tracked their progress from one business to another, we set up the prizes and refreshments in the banquet room. Straggling in a few at a time, the players returned, showing us their best poker hands and telling us what fun they had. A few stayed at the Seafood Dive and had an extra beer, stretching the winning moment out by a good half hour. Finally all the players checked back in and the hands were reviewed. The top two hands were both full houses, and both were ace high. Third place was three of a kind. Sun Towers had donated the winning gourmet basket, which was coupled with a certificate for an 8-bottle wine tasting for up to 12 people, courtesy of PRP Wines. Second place was a Bucs hat and video, and third was a bottle of wine. All the players said they had a blast and promised to return next month with all their friends. There will be seven new businesses to go to and all new decks to be dealt. Hopefully the weather will cooperate as it did last week. Dont have a golf cart? No problem well have some here for you to use. No excuse for not participating next month!And when you do come by, take a look at our beautiful new parking lot. Its cooled down enough by now.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business:Full house, aces high winsRuskin Branch Library is located at 1 Dickman Drive S.E., Ruskin. Discover an easy way to send your letter to multiple people using Mail Merge. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. eBooks And eReaders: An Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! SpringTech! Learn what can be done Ruskin Branch LibraryAdult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged through the Control Panel, how to install and remove software, and run a disk cleanup. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet.

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 7 Learn how Sedation Dentistry is helping patients with the following: Dont Miss Our FREE Seminar on Mini Implants, and Sedation DentistryDo you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Seating is Limited. Please Call For Reservations Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Visit our website:www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Cartier-Bresson exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art is the only U.S. venue for the celebrated photographers work documenting the 20th Century.%  mitch@observernews.netT he last century seems so close but now, more than a decade into the next, it is possible to look back wistfully, perhaps occasionally wincingly. Henri Cartier-Bresson captured much of the last century through the lens of his camera. He didnt just capture moments, he captured feelings. In an exhibit that opened on Saturday at the Tampa Museum of Art, more than 300 of his images are on display, including rare images of the man himself a man who lived seeing the world through a lens but rarely allowed it to be focused on him. Through his photographs, Cartier-Bresson defined how the world would see the 20th Century, now and forever. He had an innate sense for seeing life as it truly was, and capturing a moment joy and sadness in eyes and in faces, wrinkles and laugh lines, even thoughts. Standing before his images, you dont just see the subjects of his photos, you can feel them. You can feel their presence. He is credited with creating modern photojournalism and for developing a style known as street photography the split second of capturing everyday life in all of its beautiful, joyous and sometimes heartbreaking normalcy. In 1957, he told the Washington Post, There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. The moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever. The compassion he felt for people is visible in his body of work. His fame allowed him access to some of the worlds most celebrated artists, poets, actors, writers and even other photographers. Now in retrospect, it is clear he not only captured life and presences, he captured the culture as well. Yet his most striking images are of life being played out by people whose names have long been forgotten. I could feel the weariness and ache of manual laborers in Manhattan in the 1940s, I wasnt yet born when he photographed life in Soviet Russia in the late 1950s, but his images open a door to those places, those times. CartierBresson traveled the world leaving those doors open for those who wish to see, to feel, to almost hear the cacophony of life, whispers from the past, all as it was, in captured moments, with the sense of even more lying beyond the The Tampa Museum of Art is the only U.S. venue on a traveling exhibit of 330 photographs, films and publications from photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. The exhibition opened on Saturday and runs through Jan. 13, 2013.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSEternity through the lens Cartier-Bresson studied as a painter but soon discovered photography through the lens of a Leica 35 mm camera. Through that lens, he captured iconic photographs of the 20th Century, including this one taken in Brussels in 1947.HHENRI CCARTIER-BRESSON PPHOTO, COURTESY OF MAGNUmM PPHOTOS/PP ARISboundaries of the photo. Cartier-Bresson passed away in 2004 at the age of 95. His photography has remained with Magnum Photos, the agency he formed with other celebrated photographers in 1947. The exhibit of 330 photographs, films and other publications, held in conjunction with the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation and Magnum Photos/Paris, has been seen in Zurich, Brisbane and Seoul. The Tampa Museum of Art is the only U.S. venue for the exhibition. Cartier-Bresson chose much of the exhibition before his death. It is presented in Tampa by Bank of America. The exhibit runs through January 13, 2013. Tickets are $10, with Bank of America cardholders receiving complimentary access on the first full weekend of every month. The Tampa Museum of Art is located at 120 Gasparilla Plaza. For information, visit www. tampamuseum.org.Cartier-Bresson is credited with saying, I suddenly understood that a photograph could fix eternity in an instant. Through his photography, Cartier-Bresson has left the door to eternity open in the Tampa Museum of Art. All of what he saw, all of what he felt is still there. Just walk through the doorway.

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8 OCTOBER 11, 2012Spearfishing Challenge benefits military familiesThe 2012 Suncoast Spearfishing Challenge charity event was held September 23 at Marina Jacks in Sarasota. The tournament offered free entries to active duty military, police and firemen and dedicated 100% of the tournament proceeds to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. Apollo Beachs own Matthew Brueckner took the Top Freediver Trophy and Third Place Overall. Matt also took home trophies for the Largest Sheepshead and the Largest Cobia/cuda category. This was Matts fifth Top Freediver award this year and an impressive third top three finish in 2012 competing against divers on scuba tanks. For more information visit http://www.spearfishingplanet.com/. Matthew Brueckner with winning cobia and grouper. Bill Van Deman with amberjack and runner-up cuda. 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 Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night ........................... Bingo Tuesday Night ........................... Bar Cards Friday Night .............................. FYN(Feather Your Nest) Saturday Night ......................... 5 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing .................................................... 6 p.m. Live Entertainment Students welcome to compete in patriotic art contestStudents in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 are eligible to enter the Young American Patriotic Art Contest, which offers cash prizes for first, second and third place winners. Art must be on paper or canvas, and mediums include watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or combina tions of all of them. Digital art is not accepted. Entries must not be framed. Canvas entries should be on stretcher frames; other entries must be matted on white, with heavy paper to reinforce the back. Mounted and floating mats may also be used. Art should not be smaller than 8 x 10, but no larger than 18 x 24, not including the mat. If the American flag is used in entries, it must conform to the Federal Flag Code as far as color, number of stars and stripes, and other pertinent rules. Entries must be done during the current school year; only one entry per student. Students needing an entry form may contact Norrine Forrest at (813) 677-9559. A completed entry form must be attached to each entry. In addition, each student must be sponsored by a VFW Ladies Auxiliary. The Ladies Auxiliary at VFW Post 8108 is pleased to sponsor any student wishing to submit an entry. VFW seeks to honor teachersNominees are requested for Riverview Memorial VFW Post 8108s outstanding teacher awards. Each year the organization recognizes one elementary, one junior high and one high school teacher who teaches citizen education and promotes Americas history and traditions. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are candidates for these awards. Nominations may be submitted by fellow teachers, supervisors or other interested individuals. Entry forms can be obtained from Bill or Norrine Forrest, at (813) 677-9559. Nominations must be received by Nov. 1.Hackney Riverview Cemetery CleanupVolunteers are needed to help clean up the historic Hackney / Riverview Cemetery, which dates back to the late 1800s. The clean-up starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Assistance is needed in weeding, mowing, cleaning gravestones, and picking up trash and tree limbs. For more information, contact Florence Sikes at (813) 677-7606, or Bridee Manning at (813) 6772755. CONJURE up your favorite stories online at OBSERVERNEWS.NET

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10 OCTOBER 11 2012For some 60 years, this corner has been writing sports columns, golf columns, sailing columns, offshore powerboat racing and general stuff of interest. In Sun City Center, most of the material has centered on golf, but we managed to scribble a series of three on cruising for the old NEWS of Sun City Center, before it became a house organ rather than a newspaper. And, actually Ive covered the cruising worldoff and on-since the mid 1970s and took my first pleasure cruise in 1959. The trip by sea from Seattle to Korea in 1952 and back again a year and a half later while qualifying as a cruise, perhaps, assuredly didnt qualify as pleasure. Not down in the troop holds, it didnt, but I did get to be editor of the ships newspaper both going to war in the Far East and coming back. A few years back, my beloved and I started taking cruises again on a whole raft of companies: Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America and Princess were chosen and we liked Princess the best. Its a subjective choice. We just found the noise level right for us, the dining room service with the pickyour-own-time-to-dine (Any Time Dining) option to be the warmest service and the entertainment to our liking. Other travelers we know swear by other cruise lines. We even ventured two transatlantic trips and were well pleased by both Holland America and Princess. Then we discovered Holiday cruisesfirst for Thanksgiving and then for Christmas. Both last year and the year before we did long Christmas cruises and while By Bob Black it took us away from family, well, it also took us away from all the tensions that mount up during that time of year. We first did a Princess Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles two week number which arrived in time for New Years with the west coast children and grandchildren. Last year, to get a different flavor, we did Carnival for nine days. On both trips we interviewed the Hotel Director, the Executive Chef and the Cruise Director to see what the ships did above and beyond the normal cruise amenities for passengers. Princess:Giuseppe Gelmini, Maitre DHotel on the 2300-passenger Coral Princess, interviewed as we were passing through the Panama Canal, said, Theres a lot of extra work for the crew around the Christmas Holidays. The passengers are different from what we normally see throughout the year; there are more couples and some are more difficult to please, particularly those with large families. The dcor the holiday decorations which are everywhere throughout the ship and are truly beautiful on Princess and just slightly less so on Carnival, are snuck aboard during the dark of night sometime in late November or early December by a special crew which then spends all night decorating the ship. (I tried to find out who they were, what port they came aboard from, where they departed and how many they werebut Princess holds this as a deep dark secret, not to be shared with nosy reporters.) Maitre Gelmini says planning for the Christmas cruises starts two months ahead and includes everything from the entertainment staff in Los Angeles setting the Christmas Show to the years In Black & White: Holiday cruises a celebration at seaspecial Christmas Dinners and even how much eggnog the passengers will consume. The Coral Princess Executive Chef Thomas UlrichSwiss by birth and trainingsays his cooking tends to vary with the age of the passengers, but he must also prepare food for his multi-national crew and their special needs. And his kitchen staff must work around events such as Christmas Mass. Special dishes are most often required around the holidays, he says. Chef Ulrich, who trained in fine hotels and restaurants in Switzerland, notes that he also prepares (as do the ships decorators) for other holidays such as Thanksgiving, Easter and July 4th. But, he says, the people on board, the passengers, are more relaxed during the Christmas season. And, he adds, We almost always sail full at Christmas. Which, of course, means keeping the galley crew of 193 chefs, sous chefs, pastry chefs, assistant cooks, ice carver, galley supervisor, dishwashers and helpers and the dining room crew of 187 waiters, buffet stewards, assistant waiters and head waiters on their toes preparing and serving 10,000 meals a day each and every day of the two week cruise. Incidentally, both the Executive Chef and the Maitre display a marvelous sense of humor if you can get to talk to these worthies.CarnivalOn the 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend (which boasts a crew of 930) the ship is not as fancy as Princess, but, generally speaking, its not as expensive either. The nine-day Exotic Western Caribbean cruise has one big advantage for Sun City Center residents: It departs from Tampa and that cuts down on travel time and parking problems. Princess and most of the really good Holland American and Celebrity ships depart from Fort Lauderdale. The others that sail weekly out of Tampa are pretty well restricted to unattractive ports in Mexico and once you have seen them, its time to look for a different venue. Carnival also caters to a younger crowd and its apt to be noisier and the guests consume more alcoholic beverages. However, if youre travelling with your youngsters (or young marrieds) Carnival might well be the smart choice. Executive Chef Hirada Panda says that turkey (no surprise here) is the most popular dinner request at Christmas, but more surprising, that also holds true for the very international crew aboard. Its a festive season, he says, and we use more decorating and more color. We like to dress up the desserts speciallythey become small pieces of art. Mr. Panda trained at the famed Taj Hotels in India. If a Carnival ship is in port, local priests come aboard for both the passengers and crew and that can be for any religion, says Hotel Director, Guna Chellam. Hindus celebrate Christmas, too and we try to find their clergymen wherever we are. There are many Hindus in the crew. Cruise Director Wee Jimmy (yes, thats how hes listed in the written material) says Around Thanksgiving, no matter where we are, containers of decorations are at the dock waiting for each of the 23 ships in the Carnival line. Each ship gets a different set of decorations and the crew sets everything up in one day. Normally they finish around 3:00 a.m. the following morning.The Bottom LineAlmost every ship that sails today has special programs and specially trained staff to entertain (and to cope with) children which makes life for parents (and considering Sun City Center) grandparents much easier on a cruise. You pretty much get to spend as much or as little time with the romper set as pleases you. Likewise, all the ships have special Christmas entertainment shows and music and all have decorations that would put my grandmothers house to shame and she loved Christmas decorating more than life itself. Its simply no fun anymore to fly anywhere, particularly at Thanksgiving or Christmas. The airlines have scrunched the seats together to where your knees are under your chin and make sure every plane goes off full including babies who know how to issue blood-curdling cries. Security is a serious pain in the kazoo, even if the over-75 gang doesnt have to take off their shoes in most airports. And the airports themselves are seriously overcrowded and air fares wicked high. With kids and grandkids in California and New Jersey, a cruise simply makes more sense. Thus, if your kids and grandkids are more than a two hour plane trip away, air travel is not going to be an enticing thought. However, the idea of a cruise, relaxed and waited upon by room stewards and waiters who really want to please you (down to that third dessert), then a Christmas cruise may be just what the doctor (and even your family) ordered. And it comes with beautiful decorations, special food and some really professional music all compliments of the ship. It truly is a moveable feast with a few shore excursions thrown in to see a bit of other parts of the hemisphere. The economic downturn has made cruise fares particularly attractive this year and some really good deals are going to be available between now and Christmas sailing dates. Many lines have some onboard spending giveaways and U.S. military veterans often get an extra stipend to spend aboard. (I got $250 for my two week cruise on my last Princess cruise just for being a veteran.) Bon Voyage! Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. 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12 OCTOBER 11, 2012 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. 184:00 p.m. Sun City Center Writing a personal journal can be a powerful tool for sorting ones thoughts and feelings, coping with daily changes and gaining a greater understanding of your caregiving journey. You and your fellow caregivers are invited to explore this creative outlet by attending a special workshop at Homewood Residence Freedom Plaza. Linda Burhans, Caregiver Advocate and Author of Good Night and God Bless will be on hand to guide you through the process. Make plans now to attend!Thursday, October 18 10:30 a.m. to NoonComplimentary admission. Journals provided. Light lunch served at the completion of each session. Reservations: Contact Bev Hurley at (813) 633-4340 or bhurley@brookdaleliving.com by October 12 Know Yourself. Grow Yourself.A Journaling Workshop for Caregivers. HOMEWOOD RESIDENCE FREEDOM PLAZA SUN CITY CENTER3910 Galen Court, Sun City Center, FL 33573(813) 633-4340 Assisted Living Facility # AL9634www.brookdaleliving.com Your story continues here Wacky Wednesdaysat the and TIKI BAR at Bahia Beach 1/2 Pound Angus Burgerstarting at$6.95with choice of 1 sideBud & Bud Light Longnecks$2.00Every Wednesday for a limited time Live Entertainment Wednesday thru Sunday611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FL 813-645-3291 East Bay victorious in South County Football%  mitch@observernews.netRIVERVIEW Lightning began to flash just as J. Vincent Thompson Stadium at Riverview High School was beginning to fill with football fans set to watch one of South Hillsboroughs biggest rivalries: the Sharks taking on the East Bay Indians. To add to the night, it was also Riverviews Homecoming game. Soon after the first flashes from the sky, the stadium was ordered cleared and, just as most people made it to their cars, torrents of rain came down putting the game into question. An hour past the scheduled start, however, East Bay kicked off. The rain did cause the cancellation of some half-time Homecoming festivities. Despite it being the Sharks Homecoming, it was East Bays night as the Indians largely shut down the normally successful Sharks ground game and managed to capitalize on turnovers. After a scoreless first quarter, the Indians MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTORiverview High School remembers James Vincent Thompson who passed away last week at the age of 73. Thompson was the first principal of Riverview High School and the schools stadium was named in his honor in 2001. At the start of Friday nights Riverview East Bay football game, RHS Principal Bob Heilmann called for a moment of silence in honor of the legendary educator. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSA strong line of thunderstorms moved through Riverview just before game-time on Friday night, delaying the game for an hour and abbreviating the RHS Homecoming activities. The parade was canceled but Homecoming went on. Above, students in the Homecoming court each had their moment as they were introduced to the crowd at half-time. Riverview running back Chase McCoy works hard to power through an overwhelming East Bay defense.scored twice before the half, the second touchdown came with less than one second on the clock. When the clock ran out on the second half, it was East Bay 33, Riverview 14. Both quarterbacks, Riverviews Chase Freeman and East Bays Chris Carpentier, reached the end zone twice. East Bay running backs Brandon Byrd scored on a seven-yard run and Chris Greene scored on a 54-yard run. East Bay was the only South County team to rack up a win last week. The Indians and Sharks are now both 2-3 for the season. South Hillsborough Results: Spoto fell to Dunedin 13-20 Bloomingdale fell to Alonso 0-20 Brandon fell to Newsome 13-35 Lennard fell to Jesuit 0-47 This weeks schedule: Spoto visits Blake Bloomingdale visits Leto East Bay visits Gaither Brandon visits Plant Riverview visits Steinbrenner

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 15 Welcome our new physician SONIA TRZMIELINA, M.D.Dr. Trzmielina specializes in Womens and Community Health and is now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment813-677-8418 www.RiverviewDocs.com Evening Hours Available for Your ConvenienceOfce of: ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Family Medical Care of Riverview, P.A.(ages 5 and up) Visit Our NEW Location: RIVERVIEW Patient Service Center Appointment scheduling available at Visit QuestDiagnostics.com/patient to: 1-888-277-8772Quest, Quest Diagnostics, the associated logo and all associated Quest Diagnostics marks are the trademarks of Quest Diagnostics. 2010 Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. All rights reserved. RIVERVIEW (behind Starbucks) Dont forget about our other convenient locations: Drug Screening ..................... M-F 6:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. aging mother. The couple met on line and originally were in Fort Lauderdale before moving to Sun City Center in 2000. After two years of riding on the back of Bills motorcycle, Eve said she wanted her own bike. July 4, 2001 she got it and its been on the road practically ever since. They ride two different types of bikes and have two entirely different views of what makes a desirable ride. Bill likes to see how far and fast he can go, Eve explained. Ive visited 43 states and spent lots of time in National Parks. The list she produced showed 47 National Parks ranging from Californias Redwood Forest, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls and the Florida Everglades. Her goal is to visit all 48 connected states and she only has five left to go: Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Bill has visited and had a photograph of himself taken, in front of every state capitol building including Washington D.C. He has visited every state except Hawaii, which he cannot figure how to get to on a motorcycle. People driving cars dont realize that curves and turns and winding roads are fun on a motorcycle because they usually dont like to encounter them driving a car, he said. But a bike has more maneuverability. It leans to the side. Theyre actually safer than cars except of course if you get into an accident. Both wear complete armored gear from boots to helmets and gloves. They call this AT-GAT which is the cyclists acronym for All Gear at All Times. Bill has had one serious accident and Eve has slid once, falling and landing in a ditch but not sustaining any serious injuries. The average rider puts 5,000-to10,000 miles a year on his or her bike, Bill said. Last year, we each put on more than 40,000. Eve said she likes to ride because she feels like an extension of the bike. Its enjoyable. It isnt just transportation, she said. Eve, who has lived in many parts of the world including several states and Puerto Rico, quit an office job in 2004 at 54 and has future plans to visit and revisit many places in the United States. She, now 62, said small town life intrigues her and either the people there completely ignore her or completely want to be me. In order to start riding her own bike a Honda VTX 1300CC cruiser, Eve took the Florida Motorcycle Safety Foundation course and got a special classification on her regular drivers license. Bill, however, started riding as a child on his grandfathers 40-acre farm and at 16 rode a bike for transportation before owning a car. Both belong to the Motorcycle and Sport Touring Association and Bill is the Florida State director for it. The Touring Association has a monthly luncheon somewhere in the state and people ride to that and get together for camaraderie and riding as well as food. People think there is a motorcycle club in Sun City Center because there are so many riders here but actually theres no club. Just people who get together and ride, Eve said. But many people who live in South County do belong to the touring association. The Florida club is part of a national Touring Association. Bill is also affiliated with the TBA (Iron Butt Association) which to qualify, you must have completed 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours. The man who started the IBA had touched all 49 states in seven or eight days, and ended in Hyder, Alaska, which is why IBA members annually celebrate there. Eve did not go with Bill to Hyder. Instead, Bill went with his friend Larry Troutman. Bill said he likes the thrill of riding back roads and curves more than finding a destination to visit. The two also attend annual events put on by STAR, which stands for Sport Touring Association Rendezvous. One year these are held East of the Mississippi River, and the next year West of it. Bill also rides a Honda, but not a cruiser. His is a bigger tougher bike; a Honda ST 1300 in the Sport Touring class. Gas mileage can range from 35 miles per gallon upward. Once on a trip out West Eve said she got 75 MPG. Were seeing more and more people use scooters instead of cars because of gasoline prices, she added. Both the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association and the IBA have websites. To find out more about them, visit or http://www. sporttouring.us/ or http://www. ironbutt.com/about/default.cfm. ELDON GREEN PHOTOEve Blazur and Bill Royal of Sun City Center have ridden their bikes through just about every state. While Bill likes to pack on the miles, Eve says shed rather spend a little time in choice destinations so they often split up while on the road.Two ways to see America Visit us on the Web 24/7ObserverNews.net

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16 OCTOBER 11, 2012Hubbard grew up in Central Floridas Winter Haven, the offspring of parents who were not professional writers, but who read voraciously. From early childhood, she remembers, she was surrounded by a nearly unending array of publications and subject matter almost as wide as the world. She matriculated through Winter Havens public schools and, with a strong interest in religion and philosophy, chose New College in Sarasota for her undergraduate work. In due course, she was graduated from the college that ultimately would become part of the University of South Florida network with a BA in Religion and Philosophy. Always attracted to, fascinated by, interested in words and language use, along the way, she discovered the words of poetry. It felt, she says, like truth. Poets, she learned, explored important subjects, in words, fearlessly, even unfettered. With a grin as she unleashes her tendency toward word exploration, she allows that poetry makes me feel companionated. But what does a young Florida girl with a religion and philosophy degree do next? She goes to New York, of course, to eventually encounter Columbia University. And, eventually to earn at that prestigious educational bastion of written communications both master and doctorate degrees in literature, with an emphasis on American Lit. While formally equipped to begin a career in academia, working perhaps toward full professorship on the university level, Hubbard suggests today as she looks back that she wanted more. That more would include marriage with Dr. Arthur Mac Miller, a New College professor before his retirement, their naturally precocious daughter, Kylie, now 13, and life as a working poet in a historic, century-old house on the Ruskin Inlet where words continue to enliven their days. Hubbard received a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue work on a scholarly examination of Emily Dickinsons poetry and her seemingly odd practices with words. That effort is progressing, she says, to book stage. Segments of the manuscript already have appeared under her name in collections containing the perspectives of different scholars on such subjects. And, like many working poets, Hubbard enters her work in literary competitions where poetry, both traditional and non-traditional, is more enthusiastically embraced than it is on the best seller lists. In fact, We Have with Us Your Sky received the Subito 2011 Poetry Book Award before it was slated for publication, she notes. The publisher now is marketing the book, both online and in the pre-internet manner, doing promotions and placing copies in the hands of reviewers. The book can be purchased online from such sites as Small Press Distribution, from Amazon and from Subito Press.org, Hubbard adds. 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MELANIE HUBBARD Hubbard also anticipates that sometime in November she will give a reading from the new collection at Ruskins Firehouse Cultural Center. In the meantime, shes experimenting with the effects of distilling from a page of interesting or provocative prose a sentence or two that might be free verse and then illustrating those few words with an original painting on the same page. Shed dubbed this concept poem painting and emphasizes it is only beginning to evolve. Then, too, she speaks enthusiastically about exploring the combination of musical composition with poetry, not to produce a song by setting lyric to music but to inspire music with the words of verse. It is, she indicates, simply another aspect of her lifelong fascination with the sound and shape of language. And, with Kylie growing toward independent adulthood, Hubbard says she thinks from time to time about teaching, perhaps in a private high school or in a small liberal arts college. Whichever captures her interest next, it appears Scrabble games will have to wait. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Shop Locally...When you need to make a purchase or need a service, always check the pages of The Observer News first! Local businesses are waiting for your call. Remember, theyre your neighbors!

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 17 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS10/15/2012, 10am, 3pm 10/16/2012, 10am, 2pm 10/23/2012, 10 am 10/24/2012, 10 am 10/30/2012, 10 am Chamber of Commerce Best Western Brandon Chamber of Commerce Best Western Brandon Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Center Plaza 9331 E Adamo Drive 1651 Sun City Center Plaza 9331 E Adamo Drive 1651 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Tampa, FL 33619 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Tampa, FL 33619 Sun City Center, FL 33573 HelloSAVINGSA UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solution *You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, if not otherwise paid for under Medicaid or by another third party. Over 534,000 physicians and 5,500 hospitals as of June 15, 2012 The benet information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benets. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benets, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. If you prefer, you can contact UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions directly for more information or to enroll at 1-800-850-8197, TTY 711, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, 7 days a week. Or visit our website at www. AARPMedicareComplete.com. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 813532-3137, TTY 711. The AARP MedicareComplete plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and its afliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company pays royalty fees to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. AARP and its afliates are not insurers. You do not need to be an AARP member to enroll. AARP encourages you to consider your needs when selecting products and does not make specic product recommendations for individuals. AARP does not employ or endorse agents, producers or brokers.Y0066_120907_122717_FINAL_999FDB90 CMS Accepted SPRJ7992Call me to RSVP for a meeting, schedule a home visit or enroll today. Linda Guerriere 813-532-3137, TTY 711www.MyUHCagent.com/linda.guerriereContracted, independent licensed agent authorized to offer products within the UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions portfolio. UnitedHealthcare is here for you. With $0 Medicare Advantage plan premiums*, you dont pay any more than you do for Original Medicare you just get a whole lot more. Join me in your neighborhood to learn more about Medicare Advantage and Part D choices, including AARP MedicareComplete plans, insured through UnitedHealthcare. SOUTHSHORE RREGIONAL LLIBRARY Kids Program/Event Highlights Oct. 11 17Teen Night: Anime Club Thursday, Oct. 11 5 to 8 p.m. For middle and high school students. 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 to 11:15 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers a fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program to shake some sillies out. Spooktacular Spectacle Saturday, Oct. 13 3 to 4 p.m. For children ages 5-12. Spooky stories, fun games, and other treats! Kids can come dressed in their favorite costumes! Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Teen Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, Oct. 16 7 to 8 p.m. Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. Dems hold Election Watch partyThe East Hillsborough County Democratic Club will hold an Election Watch Party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in lieu of its regular monthly meeting. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Barnacles Restaurant, 926 Providence Rd. in Brandon. All members and their guests are invited to attend. Visit www.easthillsboroughdems.org for more information. Club President Mike Angel can be reached at demsinbrandon@aol.com. Labrador Retriever Rescue benefit scheduledBeef OBradys 205 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach will host Save a Lab night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 to benefit Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to the all-volunteer, nonprofit organization which facilitates the rehabilitation and placement of Labrador Retrievers. In addition to good food, there will be lots of raffle items and gift items for sale. Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida is looking for volunteers to work adoption events, transport dogs and generally help. It is in desperate need of foster homes in the South Shore area for the Labs they save, since there are more dogs than there are fosters available. Year to date, the organization has saved and adopted out over 600 dogs. For more information, call Karen Zients at (954) 753-0069 or visit www.labrescuefl.org.Greater Riverview Chamber handles business, makes a moveMItcTCH TrapRAPHaAGEN PHotoOTOSeveral hundred members of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Regent for their monthly meeting luncheon. members received a good dose of motivation from business coach and keynote speaker Mary Owens of Black Diamond Associates. pressing business mentioned during the meeting included the 2013 Riverview Honorary Mayors race as well as the upcoming and highly High School on October 20. Upcoming events include a community political forum hosted by the Riverview and SouthShore chambers at the Riverview Hilton Garden Inn on Oct. 11. Shortly following the Water Works Lane in Riverview. Despite the change of address and Ophthalmologists issue warning about lensesAs kids across the state shop for their Halloween costumes, the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are warning Florida parents and teens about the dangers of non-prescription decorative contact lenses. Decorative contact lenses are increasingly popular to create elaborate costumes, offering blood-drenched vampire eyes, glow-in-the-dark lizard eyes and more. Unfortunately, decorative contact lenses can also lead to real-life nightmares, including permanent eye damage and vision loss. One study found that wearing decorative contact lenses increased the risk for developing keratitis a potentially blinding infection that causes an ulcer on the eye by more than 16 times. These patients were most often teenagers or young adults. All contact lenses require a prescription and proper fitting by an eye care professional such as an ophthalmologist an eye medical doctor. Even if someone has perfect vision, they need an eye exam and a prescription in order to wear any kind of contacts. Products that claim one size fits all or no need to see an eye specialist can mislead consumers and may be on the market illegally. In 2005, a federal law classified all contact lenses as medical devices and restricted their distribution to licensed eye-care professionals. Illegal sale of contact lenses can result in civil penalties of up to $11,000 per violation. Additionally, some decorative lenses, such as trendy circle lenses, are not FDA-approved. Consumers should buy decorative contact lenses only from an eye-care professional or a seller who asks for a prescription and sells FDA-approved products. Scare up some businessAdvertise in The Observer News, SCC Observer and or The Current813 645-3111

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18 OCTOBER 11, 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 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 We salute all of our men, women and Veterans of the Armed Forces! Area Obituaries Matthew A. AronsonMatthew A. Aronson, an eight-year resident of Sun City Center, died peacefully Oct. 3 at LifePath Hospice House after a long battle with cancer. Born in Springfield, MA, Matt graduated from the University of Illinois. He became a licensed commercial real estate broker and held licenses in Massachussetts, Virginia and Florida. He is survived by his wife Jean and son Mark. He was predeceased by son Seth in 1993. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. An Army veteran, he will be interred at the National Veterans Cemetery in Sarasota, FL, in a private ceremony. Donations in Matts memory may be made to LifePath Hospice, 12973 Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL 33637 or online at www. chaptershealth.org.Carlton D. GoebelCarlton D. Goebel, 93, passed away on Oct. 2, 2012. Born on Aug. 18, 1919 in Buffalo, NY, Carlton was a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He later worked as an electrical engineer for the General Railway Signal Company. Carlton is preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie E. Goebel. He is survived by his loving family, children, David (Jeanette) Goebel, Sharon (James) Smith, Roger (Kathleen) Goebel, Christine (Robert) Hobson and Cindy McClellan; grandchildren, Christopher Smith, Scott Smith, Jeff (Katja) Goebel and Brian McClellan; and great granddaughter, McKenna Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice www.tidewell.org. There will be a memorial service for Carlton in New York. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.serenitymeadows. com.Joseph MontagnaJoseph Montagna, 91, of Sun City Center died Oct. 1, 2012. Joe was born on Apr. 7, 1921 in Norfolk, Virginia. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Reggie Montagna; daughter Marcia (Glenn) Dowell; son Dr. Douglas (Laura) Montagna; grandchildren Ashleigh and Nicholas Dowell. He was a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. During World War II, he served in the South Pacific. Two years later, he resigned his commission and joined the family business, Montagna Shoes, Inc. in Norfolk, Virginia, where he remained until his retirement. Twenty years ago, he moved to Sun City Center with his wife. He volunteered for a time with Sun City Center Emergency Squad and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks, the Mens Club and the Italian Club. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice or the Sun City Center Emergency Squad. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center. Iva Lee RobertsIva Lee Roberts, 84, of Wimauma went to be with the Lord Oct. 4, 2012. She was a member of the Wimauma Church of God and was known as the Queen of SHMA (South Hillsborough Ministerial Association). She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rev. Winfred Wallbrown, and son, Winfred Dale Wallbrown, and her second husband, Leonard Roberts. Ina Ruth Meredith-SmithIna Ruth Meredith-Smith, 84, of Bonifay, FL, passed away Oct. 4, 2012. Ruth was born July 16, 1928 to Charlie Casper and Ida May Meredith in Andalusia, AL. She lived there on the family sharecropper farm until her parents moved to Plant City when she was nine years old. Later they moved to Ruskin where she would later raise her own family. On Mar. 29 1944, she married Ira Gilbert Smith, a marriage that ended only with the death of Gilbert 61 years later. In addition to her unwavering faith in and love for her Lord, Ruth was well-known for her loving kindness, her civic-mindedness, and for an unfaltering dedication to family and friends. She was especially known for her active participation in the education and school activities of her children. Each of them benefited from her guidance, support and encouragement throughout their school years in all of their academic, sports, musical and many other extracurricular activities. In 1963, she received a special recognition as the East Bay High School Parent of the Year. She also received Ruskin Woman of the Year. Out of all her accomplishments and awards, however, her most prized award was being Mom and Nano. Survivors include son, Gilbert E. (Gene) Smith of Florissant, CO; son, Jimmy M. Smith, daughter-in-law, Mary C. Charron-Smith of Evergreen, CO; son, Bobby L. Smith of Bonifay, FL; daughter Sheila K. Smith and her partner Sheila A. Serrao of Bradenton, FL; seven grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren, two great-great grandchildren. Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Zipperers Funeral Home in Ruskin. A graveside memorial service will be held at the Fellowship Cemetery, Balm/Wimauma, following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rudys Agape House, 5624 18th St. W, Bradenton FL 34207. Afterglow will be at The Sheilas, 3202 40th St W in Bradenton. Survivors include two daughters, Janice (Denny) Ehlers and Geneal (Bill) Knott; three grandchildren, Cassie (Kirk) Boccabello, Derek Wallbrown and Natasha (Nathan) Naroit; five great-grandchildren, Summer, Tanner, Aubren, Ace, and Brennan; daughter -in-law Brenda Colville; and her very best friend, Elsie A. Green. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at the Wimauma Church of God, 5504 State Rd. 674 in Wimauma. Burial in Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna, Ohio. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center. James Vincent ThompsonJames Vincent (Vince) Thompson, 73, of Wimauma, FL passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. He was born and raised in Tarpon Springs, FL. He graduated from Tarpon Springs High School, earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Tampa, and his Masters in Education from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Vince dedicated his professional life to the Hillsborough County School System as a teacher, a coach, and an administrator. He was the principal of East Bay High School and Riverview High School. In 2001, he was honored when Riverview High School Stadium was named J. Vince Thompson Stadium. He was also active in St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. He served on various boards and committees and enjoyed teaching vacation bible school. Vince is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Judy, his son Michael (Carlos), his daughters Niki (Mark), and Shelby (Mike), and his grandchildren Vince and Kelly. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends and the many lives he influenced over the years. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E. in Sun City Center on Sunday, Oct. 14 In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The pursuit of truth is a form of courage. George Santayana "Mike Facciani at Riverviews Simmons Loop Baptist ChurchMike Facciani will sing in both morning services at Simmons Loop Baptist Church at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 and will sing a full concert at 6 p.m. The church is located at 6610 Simmons Loop. Call (813) 677-9310 for information.James Thompson

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 19 Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly ChurchLooking for a church home? Need the comfort of a warm and loving family? Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family.Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Stephens Road in old Sun City.Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....................9:00 a.m. Sunday School .................................................................9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ............................................10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service..................................................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service ..........................................7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ............................................10:00 a.m.Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus Christ Area Places of Worship 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. South Bay Church presents Sat., Oct. 276:30 p.m.Free admission to festival and outdoor movie Pumpkin PatchFood Vendors will feature Corn Dogs, French Fries, Desserts, Popcorn, Sandwiches, Cotton Candy, Beverages and more! KIDS: Wear a costume and pick up treats from booths at the festival(No scary, bloody or provocative costumes please)Outdoor MovieMadagascar 3Europes Most WantedMovie begins at 8 p.m. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy 13498 U.S. 301 South Riverivew, FL 33578 813-677-0721 SouthBay.cc First Baptist Church marks its Diamond anniversaryThe First Baptist Church of Ruskin will be 75 years old on Oct. 18 and will celebrate this Diamond Anniversary Oct. 19 to 21. At 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, the church will meet for a service with special music from past members and a recognition of former staff and out-of-town guests. Guest preacher will be Dr. Mark Martin of Maryville, TN, who is son of the late Bill Martin, pastor of the church in the early 1960s and early 1980s. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, the church will have a fish fry in the church gymnasium. There will be games and activities for the children, and fellowship for the adults. The 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Oct. 21 will be the anniversarys crescendo. Former staff and out-of-town guests will be recognized, as well as former pastors and their wives. Guest preacher will be U.S. Air Force Chaplain Josh Rumsey. When it was founded 75 years ago, the original name of the congregation was Ruskin Baptist Church. The church is located at 820 College Ave. West in Ruskin.Fall Festival of Crafts comes to Prince of PeaceMark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Fall Festival of Crafts at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. This years festival will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit 45 crafters and artists displaying quilted items, jewelry, original artwork, florals, ceramics, hand knits, toys, holiday dcor, and much more. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Presbyterian women set Bible study series in motionPresbyterian Women recently kicked off their study of the Bible by holding a meeting of the combined circles of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Pictured from left are: Dr. Mark Salmon (pastor), Rose Beckwith, Diana Young, Ethel Webb, Dr. Frank Nauman (pastor emeritus), and Elsie Becker. The church is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. Hadassah throws celebration partyChai Chapter of Hadassah is hosting a party from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 at Sandpiper Grille to commemorate a once-in-a-lifetime event for Chai Chapter. Chai Chapter of Hadassah has been given the honor of becoming the first chapter to be chartered in the U.S. during Hadassahs Centennial year years of Hadassah in the year 2012. The cost is $22 per person, which includes dinner and entertainment. The invitation is also extended to prospective Chai members and their guests. Spouses are invited to attend. For information or to request an invitation, contact Carol at monkeyandwife@yahoo.com. First Baptist Church AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) club will be hosting its annual food drive for Hope Childrens Home, located in Tampa. Hope Childrens Home was founded in 1968 to care for, nurture and educate children between the ages of two and 18 who have been discarded, abused or orphaned. While described as a residential care facility, Hope Childrens Home is much more; it is home. First Baptist Church has annually contributed to this ministry by hosting a food drive. The AWANA Bible Clubs compete by bringing in food, paper items, and cleaning supplies the home needs. The competition will begin Oct. 10 and will end the last of November. A pizza party will be awarded to the club which brings in the most poundage. AWANA meets each Wednes-First Baptist launches food drive Linda Block oversees the First Baptist food drive, which runs through November.day at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 820 College Ave. W, in Ruskin. To participate in this special ministry, contact the Childrens Ministry Office of First Baptist Church at (813) 645-6441, ext 233. Safeguarding ones mind seriesThe Sun City Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses welcomes the public to their semi-annual Circuit Assembly, Oct. 20 21 at the Plant City Assembly Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses. The Bible-based talks will feature the theme Safeguard Your Mind, based on Jesus words in Matthew 22:37. The program is 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break. Doors open at 8 a.m.; no admission charge, no collections taken. The Plant City Assembly Hall is located at 1904 North Frontage Rd. in Plant City. For more information, call (813) 752-6654.St. Anne Bible4Tots program set to resumeSt. Anne Catholic Churchs Bible4Tots program welcomes young children and their caregivers to gently learn about God through stories, prayers, and crafts. Meeting every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Nov. 1, this is a free program; however, donations are accepted. Bible4Tots kicks off the new session with a Halloween celebration. There will be a costume contest (no scary costumes, please), a pumpkin craft session, and snacks for the kids to enjoy. Participants are welcome to bring a treat to share. St. Anne is located at 106 11th Ave. N.E. in Ruskin. Contact Yetta Bednarz at (813) 410-1447 or Debra Cruz at (813) 355-6020 for more information or to sign up.

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20 OCTOBER 11, 2012 Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. 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 Peter MacalusoPersonal Injury: All Accidents, Auto, Slip/FallImmigration: Adjustment of Status, Deportation, Family Status Family Law: Divorce, Custody Criminal Law: Misdemeanors, FeloniesFree Consultation (813) 251-28313302 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33603 www.MacalusoLaw.comSe Habla Espaol Credit Cards Accepted Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995AC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.BRAKE SPECIAL$15000Per axle + tax. Most cars.FREE DIAGNOSTICS By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: More than I calculatedJean Spisak passed away last month and something good left this world with her. Jean worked at The Observer News for 30 years, the last eight of which I had the good fortune of working with her. Jean was a good woman; she was a rock of genuine, kindhearted feelings and sanity in an often insane world. When I would come into the office to see her smiling face, I knew that, no matter what, everything was going to be OK. During her funeral last week her daughter mentioned the words, child-like. Jean was already past 70 when I met her but, yes, there was something definitely childlike about her spirit. At the same time, I knew she could be one tough old lady and I wouldnt want to be on her bad side. Im certain, however, that even her bad side wasnt a permanent place. Her daughter also mentioned finding an obituary for a dog stuck in the pages of her Bible. Jean loved dogs, German Shepherds held a special place in her heart but lately Greyhounds had filled that space as well. She saved a few of them and was passionate about all of them. I think there is something particularly human about someone who can feel so strongly about animals; that the best of humanity is far more fulfilled in such a person. Two weeks ago I wrote about Christopher Hitchens and this week Ill share a particularly apt quote from his last book, Mortality. They are the words of a dying man and thus, to me, carry special importance as a result: If there is anybody known to you who might benefit from a letter or a visit, do not on any account postpone the writing or the making of it. The difference made will almost certainly be more than you have calculated. I saw a former co-worker at the funeral, sitting a row ahead of me. I could see the emotion on his face. I saw his clothes that were not anything like his normal attire, a button-down shirt and pants ending with red socks leading into sneakers. Unfortunately, a funeral is not a place where you just rush to someone to say, Hey, its good to see you! By the time I left the chapel, he was already at his car. On the way back to the office, I drove by where he works and saw him again in more typical attire, talking to some customers. Still wearing a suit and tie (not my typical attire), I barged my way to the front of the line of customers waiting, walked up to him, stuck out my hand and told him that I just wanted to say hi and to see how he was doing. At the funeral, his face was etched and serious. His red socks and sneakers, however, revealed the child that still lived inside of him. I dont think he has had the easiest life at all times, yet the child survives. We shook hands and, without taking his eyes off the cash register, he said he was doing just fine. I told him it was good to see him and left. As I drove away, I realized the value of Hitchens words it wasnt for the benefit of the other person, it was stated as advice for the benefit of the reader. Im not sure it meant anything to my friend that I stopped by to say hi, but it meant a great deal to me. I fear growing calluses on my heart and cynicism in my soul; Im afraid that Im growing up to be someone I dont like very much. Taking even a moment off my schedule tells me that Im still capable of decent priorities. It felt good to see my friend right then. I dont know how I could have misunderstood Hitchens advice on my first reading of it. I dont know how I could have been so self-centered to think otherwise. I wonder if Im simply sleeping my way through life these days. And more, I wonder exactly how long I have been sleeping. But as I drove away, I knew Hitchens words were right and the difference for me was more than I had calculated. As the years go by, time has a way of moving faster so I cant be certain, but I believe I last saw Jean in a local grocery store not all that long ago. She flashed a smile that revealed her child-like spirit as we greeted each other. Had I known it would be the last time I would see her; would I have done something different? Probably, yes, but I have no idea what that might have been. And that gives me something to think about, something to act on going forward. The world is not a better place without Jean. I have my own opinion about what happens when people leave this life and I can imagine Jean now, being lovingly welcomed home by family, friends, and many dogs joyously happy to see her, as only dogs can be. Like Jean, a happy dog is the epitome of a child-like spirit, and the thought of that makes me happy. Godspeed, Jean. Thank you for taking away my senseless worries with your presence. To my friends still here, thank you for making an incalculable difference in my life. It means more than I can ever say. There is something child-like and wonder ful about a happy dog. Jean Spisak loved dogs in a way that made her humanity more complete, and I have a feeling many of them greeted her joyously on the other side of life. My dog Sammy, who came into our lives from CARE, would probably agree. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 21 NEED INCOME?RAYMOND JAMESSTEVE OVERTON, CFP813-633-8008These days, you need more than just Social Security. You need the tools, resources and expertise to plan for a successful retirement. And professional relationship you will enjoy for the rest of your life. | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Community survey results Squad, Security Patrol and visitors information center, they said. And when it comes to major improvements on the CA campuses, respondents first and foremost want a Master Plan drafted, detailing future projects. They listed their top outdoor improvement as creation of trails for walking, hiking or biking through CA property within the community.And, their most desired indoor improvement is the campus caf, which drew the heaviest applause of the evening when mentioned. A top 10 listing of all potential improvements also included expansion of the Rollins Theater, more parking provisions, environmentally friendly campuses and a farmers market. As for funding improvements, respondents strongly suggested charging non-CA members for use of amenities, club membership, etc., and/or establishing an endowment fund for the specific purpose and/or issuing fixed-rate, tax-free community bonds.The least acceptable means of funding, respondents said, are dues increases and financial institution loans. Yet, SCC citizens remain essentially satisfied with their community, comfortable with how their funds are being spent, at ease with their living choices and more than willing to recommend the retirement center to others. Unlike many community meetings, few questions were posed following Matulichs presentation. This week, Ed Barnes, CA president, called the Matulich survey a good investment providing insights into lots of issuesplus pointing the way for operation of the association in the future. To capitalize on the survey findings, Barnes said a nine member blue ribbon panel has been formed with Bob Deutel named its chairman. The panel is totally independent of the CA board, composed of men and women as well as of residents on both side of S.R. 674, he added. Their report, based on evaluation of the survey results from a planning perspective and due by December 15, Barnes indicated, is expected to become the foundation of the master plan encompassing short term, mid range and long term goals. The full survey results can be accessed on the community website and in the community library. Copyright 2012 Melody JamesonThe redfish bite this time of the year is strong. Those who fish often, have learned to watch the reds and learn their pattern. Watch the schools, learn their movements and the next time you go out you can set up in a position to catch them for hours. Of course, this is catch and release fun. One red per day per person of legal size not less than l8 or more than 27. Permit are active along the deeper holes and around the reefs. Sheepshead are plentiful, regardless of the weather. Anglers are catching from land, boat, and pier, these boney-mouth black and white fish. They are a white meat, lean fish, cooked in many ways. Many were chasing schools of spanish mackerel this week. Average weight 28 ounces with largest recorded l8 pounds. Legal is l2 and l5 per day. The rains have brought the shark into our waters. Some reports this week were that a few blacktip were caught after the storm. This shark is good to eat. I have had it soaked in milk, battered, and deep fried. Dont try to go shark fishing by yourself as it takes more than one person to boat one. Freshwater anglers have been landing large mouth bass, freshwater catfish, and a variety of pan fish. Our waterways have become muddy, with high waves during the rains and the few rainstorms. By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Blacktip shark being caught locallyIt seems the fish were exiting to safer territories. It is said that a fish can see the storm coming and looks for food prior to the storm, then looks for deep holes or safe shelter in the roots of mangroves. Anglers say that fishing is not normal for several days after a storm. Others say that they can catch fish in the rain. I guess it depends on where and when you fish. I would think that it would be a good time to fish after the storm, as the fish will be hungry. Some fishermen have lures that can be seen in muddy water. Others use crackling, snapping plugs that attract the fish. Perhaps chumming would be the better way to attract them to your line. Stormy weather also brings trash fish, such as the dog fish, blow or puff fish, toad fish and stingrays. I have heard stories that some people make scallops from the wings of the stingray. We have all types of people, who love to fish. There are those who love the sport and try their best to appreciate mother nature. These people bring their garbage ashore, catch and land only fish that are legal, take home only the fish that they can eat or give to a neighbor, help those who do not know our waterways, do not move upon a boat that is anchored and has their own fishing spot. The other type may charter a boat and boss the captain around and blame him if they dont catch a fish. Another type is the one who thinks he owns the waterways, and storms toward you, cuts your line off as he goes by and blesses you out for fishing in his fishing hole. He also is the one that throws his garbage overboard. A real honest-to-goodness angler doesnt mind the weather, driving through heavy traffic, or sitting in a boat all day, but enjoys having a great time in the outdoors whether he makes a catch or not. Enjoy fishing, day or night, and always keep the weather in sight.Aleta Jonie Maschek is a member of Florida Outdoor Writers Press

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Confused Beneficiary Dear Confused, Because all Medicare Part D prescription drug plans can change their costs and coverage each cal endar year, comparing plans every year during the open enrollment period (which is Oct. 15 Dec. 7) is still the best way to ensure you dont miss out on your best deal for 2013, especially if you take a lot of medications. Here are a few tips and resources that can help you compare plans with the least amount of hassle. Online Tool If youre comfortable using a computer, you can easily compare Medicares drug plans yourself online. Just go to Medicares Plan Finder Tool at www.medicare. gov/find-a-plan, and type in your zip code or your personal informa tion, the drugs you take and their dosages, and select the pharmacies you use and youll get a cost comparison breakdown for each plan available in your area. This tool also provides a fivestar rating system that evaluates each plan based on past customer service records, and suggests generics or older brand name drugs that can reduce your costs. Its also important to keep in mind that when youre compar ing drug plans dont judge a plan strictly by its monthly premium cost. Low-premium plans are often associated with higher prescription co-payments and may end up being more expensive. Look at the estimated annual drug costs that shows how much you can expect to pay over a year in total out-ofpocket costs including premi ums, deductibles and co-pays. Also, be sure the plan youre considering covers all of the drugs you take with no restrictions. Some plans may require you to get per mission or try a number of cheaper drugs before they will cover cer tain prescriptions. Get Help If you need some help with this or if you dont have Internet access to compare the plans yourself, ask your kids, grandkids or a trusted computer-savvy friend to help you, or you can call Medicare at 800-633-4227 and a customer ser vice representative will do it for you over the phone for free. Another resource that you can call on for help is your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which provides free oneon-one Medicare counseling in person or over the phone. They also conduct seminars during the open enrollment period at various locations throughout each state. To find the contact informa tion for your local SHIP visit shiptalk.org, or call the eldercare locator at 800-677-1116. Smaller Donut Hole You also need to know that Medicares donuthole coverage gap will shrink a little more next year. In 2013, Medicare Part D beneficiaries that hit the coverage gap will receive a 52.5 percent discounts on brand-name drugs, and a 21 percent discount on generic medications. For 2013, the coverage gap begins when your total drug cost exceeds $2,970 (that includes your share and the insurers share of the costs) and ends when combined spending is $6,733. After that, your Part D plan usually covers around 95 percent of your remaining drug costs for the year. Low Income Assistance Also, be aware that if youre a low-income beneficiary and your annual income is under $16,755 or $22,695 for married couples living together, and your assets are below $13,070 or $26,120 for married couples, you may be eligible for the federal Low Income Subsidy known as Extra Help that pays Part D premiums, deductibles and copayments. For more information or to apply, call Social Security at 800-772-1213 or visit socialsecu rity.gov/prescriptionhelp. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Sat., Oct. 13 Mystery Dinner Theatre put on by the students of East Bay High School: BBQ chick en, baked beans, coleslaw, potato, dessert, 5 p.m., $12 proceeds to benefit Elks National Foundation. Mon., Oct. 15 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guest, $7 a person. Half baked chicken with all the trimmings including S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672dessert. Only 50 tickets sold. Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. Every Wednesday Spaghetti $7, All You Can Eat Every Friday Seafood, sandwiches, and chefs special A clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Ruskin (813) 645-2089.

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IN YOUR BACK Y ARDOctober 11, 2012 Your guide to whats happening this Halloween... from mild to macabre!Simmons Park After Dark PartySaturday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 11 p.m. E.G. Simmons Regional Park, 2401 19th Ave., NW in Ruskin Cost: $2 Park Entry per vehicle (up to 8 people), $1 Kids Hayride; $5 Haunted Trail This event features games, costume contest for kids, and pets, hayrides and a haunted trail. For more information, contact the E.G Simmons Regional Park at (813) 671-7655.Halloween Tricks, Kicks & Bowl BashOct. 26, from 5 to 11 p.m. Brandon Skate Park, 5720 Providence Rd. in Riverview The Brandon Skate Park is hosting a Halloween Tricks Kicks and Bowl Bash that will be full of skate games and prizes. There is also a grand prize for best costumed trick contest. This event benefits the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, and visitors are asked to donate a new toy to enter the Skate Park. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Brandon Skate Park at (813) 744 5319.South Shore Symphony Orchestra presents a Halloween SpooktacularA symphonic array of ghosts, goblins, dancing skeletons, murderous trolls, wild witches and other nightmarish creations will appear when the South Shore Symphony Orchestra presents Images of Fright. Conducted by Dr. Susan Bailey Robinson, the orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E., Sun City Center, and on Sunday, Oct. 28 at The Regent, 6437 Watson Dr., Riverview. The program includes Charles Gounods Funeral March of a Marionette, which Alfred Hitchcock liked well enough to borrow for his TV theme music. March to the Scaffold and Witches Sabbath from Hector Berliozs Sinfonie Fantastique mirror an artists tortured soul. Theres Paul Dukas Sorcerers Apprentice, which Disney put to exquisite use in Fantasia Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian pulsates with the madness of the waltz, a dance once banned in England for being decadent, even demonic. Its a Danse Macabre of dancing skeletons from the pen of Saint-Saens. And Mussorgskys Night on Bald Mountain is a witches brew from Hades fiery depths. Concert tickets are $20 and are available online at www.thessso.org/. They are also available at the St. John The Divine church office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and during business hours at the following: SCC Chamber of Commerce, Sun City Center Plaza; South Shore Chamber of Commerce, 315 S. Tamiami Trail and at Sweetbay/Mira Bay Plaza; Riverview Chamber of Commerce, 10011 Water Works Lane, Riverview. Tickets at the door prior to performances are $25. South Bay Church to host Family Fall FestivalLooking for a free, safe, non-scary alternative for your children this Halloween season? Bring them to the Family Fall Fest at South Bay Church, Saturday, October 27. The Festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the outdoor movie featuring Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy this family-friendly movie under the stars. Show time is 8 p.m. Admission to the festival, candy, games, activities and the movie are all free. There will be food, beverages, popcorn, and baked goods availabe for sale. The menu will be traditional festival fare with corn dogs, homemade French fries, sausage, and more. Booths with carnival-type games and activities will be open for all to enjoy. The church is located at 13498 U.S. 301 S., just south of Big Bend Road, in Rivierview. Visit www.SouthBay. cc or call 813677-0721 for more information.Family-FriendlyDogtoberfest at Canine CabanaThis fall Canine Cabana will be celebrating Dogtoberfest on Oct. 31. All canine guests are invited to attend this autumn event while donning their best costumes fit for the parade of paws. After traveling through the four paws only pumpkin patch, kegs of Bowzer beer will be served alongside a hot gourmet treat of Bratwurst and Mash. Bavarian music will set the scene and make their pals merry as the event winds down with their afternoon Halloween Hunsaders Doggie Dance. Dogtoberfest is going to be a blast! Canine Cabana is located at 9708 Carr Road, Riverview, FL 33569. For more information, contact Angie Frazier at (813) 672-9663 or e-mail her at angie@ caninecabana.biz. More on page 4B

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2B OCTOBER 11, 2012 The new Heart Murmur & Valve Program at Brandon Regional Hospital is a multidisciplinary program that provides the latest in evaluation and treatment of heart valve and murmur conditions, including: with your primary care physician, a cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon with valve expertise a long-term monitoring plan for your condition minimally invasive heart valve repair options the highest distinction in cardiac surgeryFROM YOUR HEART TO OUR EARS Joint Commission Joint Commission Joint Commission Heart Failure Rose Stack is the Sun City Center Photo Clubs featured photographer for the October photo display at the SCC Chamber of Commerce. This is part of a series of photographic displays at the SCC Chamber of Commerce at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. Roses exhibit is entitled Roses Flower Garden. Rose has been a member of the SCC Photo Club for several years and has served as the Education Chair for the last four. She has won many awards locally and state-wide for her photos. While she is a versatile photographer, doing landscapes, Rose Stack is featured photographer at SCC Chambertravel scenery, portraits and creative photography, her love of flowers can be seen in this exhibit. All are invited to the opening of her display at the SCC Chamber of Commerce between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.11 to meet her and enjoy some wine and cheese. Her work will be on display through Nov. 15. For more information on the SCC Photo Club and its activities, please see its website at http:// www.photoclubscc.com or visit the photo learning lab at 960D Cherry Hills Drive.Spring Bouquet by Rose Stack

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OCTOBER 11, 2012 3B 1910 Haverford Avenue Suite 107 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 633-0286 www.brandonorthopedics.com Robert J. Maddalon, MD John D. Okun, MD Peter V. Lopez, MD Steven M. Page, MDBoard-Certified Orthopedic Surgeons Brandon Orthopedic Associates 721 West Robertson St., Ste. 102 Brandon, FL 33511 Phone: 813-684-3707 BRANDON ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATES EAST BAY SPORTS MEDICINE & ORTHOPEDICS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery Brandon Orthopedic Associates is one of the most respected and professional orthopedic and sports medicine practices and Hillsborough County. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to specialize in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, partial and total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder, hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, finger joint replacement, complex surgery of the elbow, and ankle and foot injuries. Our compassionate and caring atmosphere is in two convenient locations near local hospitals and outpatient surgery facilities in Brandon and Sun City Center. We work relentlessly to provide the best care possible for every patient's unique orthopedic need. Trusted byPhysicians & Patients Alike. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Our ophthalmologists are fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Care Neuro-Ophthalmology Eric Berman, M.D. Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. Robert Edelman, M.D. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Thomas A. Payant Chairman & C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc.Valencia Lakes Resident since 2005E-mail Tom at tpayant@payantfinancial.com to receive your Complimentary Weekly Market Update by e-mail.Retirement Income Investment SolutionsSecurities and insurance services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSVolunteer work crews get their final instructions before beginning work cleaning and fixing up properties that have met the criteria for the first CareFest South Shore 2012. Pastor Norman Blanton of Ruskin Foursquare Church brought the idea with him from Plant City where he was pastor of a church and began the now-annual Somebody Cares Plant City. Both the Plant City event and South Countys Sept. 29 CareFest South Shore 2012 are under the umbrella of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay and operates by the same criteria: people in need who cannot get their homes cleaned up or painted, or have problems such as plumbing or roof leaks, fill out forms to qualify for free assistance. Pastor Don Tanner of the Maranatha Church of God gets some youth from his church going as they begin to repaint a home. Jimmy and Deb Adams pressure wash a house while others work on cleaning up the yard. Julian Lawrence, a member of Destiny Church in Ruskin, lifts trash from a drainage ditch. A youthful group of volunteers cleans up the roadside supervised by employees of Hillsborough County Code Enforcement. Code enforcement officers showed the crews where the worst trash-ridden areas were. Neighbors caring through Carefest Halloween Happenings?Send us information on your group or organizations Halloween event. news@observernews.net

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4B OCTOBER 11, 2012Boo Fest and Pumpkins at Hydro Harvest FarmsOctober 20 is Boo Fest at HydroHarvest. Its lots of fun and the kids get a pumpkin to decorate for free! Games and crafts and lots of candy too! It is from noon to 3 p.m.. Come hungry and eat some cool ice cream, hot dogs and more. School Tours and Field Trips are great fun during Pumpkin Patch time at the farm. They still have openings if you are looking for some fun things to do for your students. They can handle any size! Email terrie@ hydroharvestfarms.com and let them know when, how many, and if you want your kids to have their delicious strawberry shortcake and a pie pumpkin for only $6. There are plenty of picnic tables so you are welcome to bring their lunches along. Hydro Harvest Farms is located in Ruskin at 1101 Shell Point Road, near the railroad track. Visit them at www.Hydroharvestfarms.com or call 813-645-6574 for more information. at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo Your guide to whats happening this Halloween... from mild to macabre!%  Halloween Social at Palmetto Historical Park Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will be celebrating Halloween Saturday, October 20, from 4:30 9 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, games, face painting, a tattoo parlor, fortune telling, and lots of other spooky happenings. While in the park, visit the Wild West and train to be a Super Hero! There will be a costume contest that will take place at 6:30 pm. Test your skill at the Pirates-Marauders Speed Pitch, proceeds to benefit family programming in the park. Decorated buildings in the park will be sponsored by the Ellenton-Parrish Lions Club, the North River Kiwanis and the Manatee Riverside Rotary Club. Demetrios will be selling $2 pizza and drinks and Alexs Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childhood cancer research with baked goods and lemonade. This family event is FREE, donations accepted! For more information, call 941-7212034 or 941-723-4991.Sponsored by R.B. Chips Shore, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Palmetto Historical Commission, Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Inc., & the City of Palmetto.Pictured below right, is Fabulous Fatimir (Michael Ingram) as the popular fortune teller at the parks Halloween Social. Below, Ralph and Sandy Garrison camp it up as pirates.Riverviews Trick or Treat StreetThe 2012 Trick or Treat Street event is presented by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, Hillsborough County Parks and Riverview High School. This years event will be 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Riverivew High School, 11311 Boyette Road. The purpose of this special annual event is to create a safe place for children of all ages to have fun and share in the tradition of Trick or Treating. Local businesses and organizations participate in dressing up, decorating their booth and distributing candy or small toys to children of all ages. Prize ribbons are awarded for booth design and decoration in several categories. For more information stop by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, 10011 Water Works Lane, Riverview, 9-4, Mon. Fri., call (813) 234-5944 or email info@riverviewchamber.com.A Halloween party to die forThe Annual Pallbearers Ball Halloween Costume Party will be held 7 to 10 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. ZooBoo is a family-friendly Halloween time event. It gives kids and adults alike a fun, spooky and safe place to celebrate this time of year. It features topnotch haunted houses and trails, light displays, music, free rides* and much more. ZooBoo is also a fundraising event for Tampas Lowry Park Zoo-a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization. This event helps raise money to operate the Zoo, education and conservation programs. One admission ticket per person will provide entrance to the entire ZooBoo event. The cost of admission includes unlimited select rides! The event nights are: October 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, and 2528. Event hours are: 7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7-10 p.m. on Sundays and Thursdays. May close due to inclement weather. No rain checks. Tampas Lowry Park Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603. Take Exit 48 off of I-275. The main entrance is close to the intersection of Sligh Avenue and N. Boulevard. Parking is free. Adults (ages 12 and up) $17; Children (ages 3-11) $14; Ages 2 and under are free. You can purchase tickets online and print your ticket confirmation at home which enables you to go directly to the Will Call and avoid the ticket lines. ZooBoo is almost all inclusive, but there are some additional charges for activities: Games are 50 each or 5 turns for $2. There are food and drink stands operating in the Zoo. ZooBoo has a Skull rating system that lets parents know how scary something is before they enter with their children. There are specific younger children areas that have been created and haunted houses that appeal to older children or adventurous youngsters! Dont miss the special exhibit called Creepy Crawler Lane, and the Flying Fox Bat house. Little boys and ghouls are welcome to wear costumes (ages 11 and under only please). For the comfort and safety of all guests, adults (ages 12 and older) are NOT ALLOWED to wear costumes, masks, wigs, or face paint of any kind. Adults (12 and up) wearing costumes will be turned away at the gate. No toy weapons of any kind (children or adult) will be allowed into the Zoo. Haunted WoodsThe Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society is sponsoring the 20th Annual Haunted Woods Event, October 19 & 20, 2012 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event promises to be a safe and fun way for families to celebrate Halloween. Held at Hillsborough River State Park, located 9 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US Highway 301. There is a $5 per person donation and the event is suitable for all ages. This fall, Hillsborough River State Park will undergo an amazing transformation, going from cheerful, sun-filled nature park to a spooky haunted trail complete with ghouls, goblins, and ghosts. Activities include the haunted trail, childrens coloring contest, tram rides, and spooky displays. Visit www.floridastateparks.org or call (813) 987-6771 for more information.Glazer Childrens Museum Halloween Costume SwapThe Glazer Childrens Museum is holding an old-fashioned swap meet as a part of National Costume Swap Day October 13th from 1 5 p.m. Its fun, easy and simple; bring a costume, take a costume. Come to the Museum on October 13 with a clean, gently used costume, mask or accessory and pick out a new-toyou costume mask or accessory. Visit www.GlazerMuseum. org or call (813) 443-3861 for more details. Humane Society of Tampa Bay Annual Pumpkin PatchThe holiday season officially kicks off when the pumpkins roll in to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. On Saturday, Oct 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can help usher in the harvest while saving homeless pets! For three weeks there will be plump pumpkins, decorations and pets in costumes. Ghoulish gourds will be nestled around the doggie play yards and gazebo and the grounds will be decorated with a festive flair! Come by for a pumpkin, then take a peek at the adorable pets! The Pumpkin Patch will be open Tues.Fri. noon to 7 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3607 N Armenia Ave., Tampa. Admission is free and pumpkin prices vary. Call (813) 876-7138 or visit humanesocietytampa.org.

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Bubbles for any occasion On Saturday morning, a friend called to seek my advice on that evenings dinner. My boyfriend and I are making poached salmon with truffles and shrimp in a cream sauce, she said. What type of wine should we drink? I could see her conundrum. Salmon and shrimp suggest a dry, refreshing white. But a cream sauce could bludgeon a delicate wine. And anything red even something soft and light, like a Pinot Noir probably wouldnt complement the dish. Thats why the answer was simple. Just go with Champagne, I answered. Itll work perfectly. Later that evening, my friend confirmed that the wine was an ideal match. Plus, she said, It was fun to drink Champagne with dinner, just like real wine. Indeed. Year after year, Frances big Champagne houses spend millions trying to convince us that Champagne is best enjoyed when celebrating. That might be true after all, wine shops see a huge spike in sales around New Years and Valentines Day, and it is fun to drink Champagne on a special occasion. But Champagne and other sparkling wines deserve a spot at the dinner table all year long. Most sparklers are characterized by vibrant acidity and freshness, which help them cut through spicy meals, complement savory food, and elevate even the simplest of dishes. Real Champagne is quite pricey, obviously. Under European Union trade laws, wine can only be sold as Champagne if it comes from the Champagne region of France and is made in accordance with a number of regulations. Most notably, Champagne must be made in the traditional method an expensive, multistep process and produced, generally, from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Consequently, even budget options cost about $40 per bottle. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable sparkling wines from regions outside Champagne. Within France, sparkling wines labeled as Cremant are produced using the traditional method and winemakers must follow a number of strict rules. Sparkling wines from Burgundy called Cremant de Bourgogne have long offered exceptional value. Because the region grows the same grape varieties as Champagne, top examples can often pass for the real thing. And theyre typically just a fraction of the cost many can be found for less than $20. In the United States, wines labeled as Methode Champenoise are also produced in the traditional method using the same grape varieties as Champagne. For about $25, its hard to beat the entry level bottlings from Domaine Carneros, Roederer Estate, and Argyle. For less than $15, Cava a sparkling wine from Spain thats produced like Champagne but using native Spanish grapes is the best option. Of course, nothing beats the real thing. And fortunately for American consumers, theres never been a better time to explore Champagne. farmers fizz. Grower Champagnes are still quite expensive. Basic offerings from some of my favorites Chartogne-Taillet, Egly-Ouriet, Pierre Peters, and Vilmart still cost upwards of $50. But when compared to the large Champagne houses, these wines represent a good value, as Growers dont have marketing expenses or bureaucratic bloat. So next time you feel like splurging, pick up a bottle of Grower Champagne. And next time you sit down for dinner especially if youve prepared something with a cream sauce go for something that sparkles. David White, a wine writer, is the founder and editor of Terroirist.com www.terroirist. com. His columns are housed at Wines.com, the fastest growing wine portal on the Internet. For years, the American market has been dominated by large producers like Moet & Chandon, Piper Heidsieck, and Veuve Clicquot. These companies purchase their grapes from growers across Champagne and blend their wines to deliver a consistent, high quality product year after year. In recent years, however, wine enthusiasts have gone gaga over Grower Champagne, or wines made by the farmers who grow the grapes. Just as we understand why an apple grown in Virginia tastes different from an apple grown in Massachusetts, we understand why a Chardonnay produced in Sonoma tastes different from a Chardonnay produced in Napa. Champagne is no different. And Grower Champagne conveys a sense of place something that large producers simply cant offer. Today, Grower Champagne accounts for only about 4 percent of Americas Champagne market. But that percentage has been rising quickly, thanks to a few key wine importers and Americas growing obsession with knowing the source of our food. Indeed, wine enthusiasts call Grower Champagne

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 7BOCTOBER 11, 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 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! 105 PERSONALHave You Fallen by the outdoor CA pool in Sun City Center? If so, please call Doug. at 813-634-3907 Prayer to St. Jude. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved & preserved throughout the world, now & forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. S ay this prayer 9 times a day by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. I t has never known to fail. Publication must be promised. gk AUCTION Fri., Oct. 19431 19th Ave. NE, RuskinJ&P Auction FeverJim and Pete 813-601-0983 or 813-625-4240jandpauctionfever.comFred Vandergraff, Life Member A.N.A., F.U.N. Lic.#AU448 AB269 280 PETS(2) sister cats 1 yr old (black), all shots, very loving. Prefer retired person. 727204-9888 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany 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 Community Yard Sale! The Mira Lago Subdivision in Ruskin will be holding its semiannual commu nity yard sale on Saturday October 13, 8am to 1pm.We have two entrances, one off 14th St NW and one off Shell Point Rd. Follow signs. If using a gps, type in address 604 York Dale Dr. Mul tiple families participating! Something for everyone! Moving sale. Everything must go. Oct. 13, 8am-4pm. 12626 L ake V ista D r., (Kings L ake), G ibsonton 33534, D ishes, furniture, toys, more Yard sale. 602 E S hell Point R d., R uskin, L ots of good stuff. S aturday, Oct. 13, 7:30am-? Yard sale. Saturday, Oct. 13, 8am2pm. R ivercrest subdivision. 11828 Whispercreek D rive, R iverview. Baby stuff, DVDs, clothes, books, etc. Fol low signs Oct. 13, 8am-2pm. Multi home yard sales. Harbour I sles development, off U S 41, A pollo Beach. S omething for everyone Multi family garage sale. 364 Club Manor Dr. SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-noon. Pictures galore! Furniture, house wares, clothes & collectibles. Garage sale. 311 Carlyle Blvd., Ruskin, 8am-2pm. Saturday, Oct. 13. 48 round solid oak table w/ leaf, shelled mirrors, picture frames & wreaths, Many household items. Multi family sale. D epression glass, furniture & more. F riday & S aturday, 7am-noon. 1104 Villory Dr., (off Platinum) SCC. S hed sale. Collectible plates, scrubs, knickknacks, kitchenware & more. 4947 Bonita D r., Wimauma, Oct. 12 & 13, Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm. Friday, Oct. 12, 7am-11am. 1/2 prices 10:30am-11am. 1211 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCC. Bureau, chair w/ ottoman & more. G arage sale. F riday & S aturday, Oct. 12 & 13. 8am-? 1303 Hacienda Dr., SCC. Lots of goodies. No early birds. Yearly neighborhood garage sale. Bunker V iew & G reenview D r., A pollo Beach. S aturday, Oct. 13, 8am-2pm. S omething for everyone. 312 ESTATE SALES Cell: 382-7536 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right!Se Habla Espaol 330 FURNITUREL ift/ recliner chair, great condition, beige fabric $1,200 retail, yours for $350. 813-634-2237 5pc all wood bedroom set, $225. (New) swivel rocker $35, triple dresser w/ mirror $65. A ll in excellent condition. 813-641-2356 F ormal living room: F ull size couch & full size couch w/ pull out queen size bed, large chair w/ ottoman, end tables w/ for all. 813-641-3268 360 GOLF CARTSGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515390 MISC. FOR SALECraftsman mechanic tools for sale (new) Reasonably priced. For information call 813-260-3429 395 W ANTED T O BUY pocketknives, tools, toys, books, cans, tins, Singer sewing machines & more. Jeff. 813-645-4337 Keyboard; Club Car Golf Cart. Furniture: Entertainment center, Ethan Allen dining room suite, sofa & sleeper sofas, stereo system, bar stools, king bed, PVC patio furniture, twin bedroom suite, corner desk, Oreck & Hoover vacuum cleaners. Collectibles: Sterling vanity set, vintage books, stamps, vintage postcards, lots of artwork. Jewelry: Gold & sterling, vintage jewelry. Miscellaneous: Nice womens & mens clothing med. & large, household kitchen & misc.Park on side of sale only. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.comAnnes Estate Sales Friday & Saturday Oct. 12th & 13th (7 noon)1709 Cloister Dr. Off Del Webb Blvd. W (813) 758-7952 or (813) 758-7954 for your business 425 SLIPS OR STORAGESouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RV s, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com L ittle Manatee Outdoor Storage. RVs, boats, trailers. A ll sizes. 2903 39th A ve., SE. Ruskin. 813-361-3725. MARINE400 Halloween is Coming!Great ideas and materials for costumesAlways Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDMATTRESS SALEQuality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes Your local dealer for over 23 years Sun City Center COINSU.S. Paper Money WANTED (Small or Large)Foreign Currency WANTEDAPPRAISALS GIVENCall for privat e consultation or appointment All transactions are strictly condential.(813) 634-3816Cell (813) 503-4189ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS, INGOTS, misc. & other Mint BarsPaying depending on the market at time of purchaseWatch out for Counterfeit Coins Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Oct. 10, 12 & 13The Big Shoe SaleBuy 1 pair, get 1 pair free

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OCT OBER 11, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENT ALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 TRANSPORT A TION450 REAL EST A TE500 455 AUT OMOBILES1990 Cadillac DeVille, mint condition. Original mileages, less than 33,000 Fully loaded. $6,000. 813-401-1159 458 PARTS & SERVICE 511 HOUSES FOR SALELocation Location Location Best view on South Lake, 2br/2ba, close to hospital, churches, exercise building, shopping. Mail delivered to house, etc. If interested call 813-6347082 CASH Paid on Cars! $250-$600 610 W A TERFRONT RENT ALSThe Dolphin House, 768 Gran Kaymen laundry. $185 weekly, plus $300 deposit, utilities included. No pets. 813-8636123611 HOUSES FOR RENT2br/1ba cottage in quiet mobile home park, Ruskin. Fishing dock, rec. hall. All $675 monthly. No pets. Call 813-4932861 or 813-610-7515 4br/2ba Apollo Beach home, large privacy fence. $1,150 monthly plus deposit. 813-482-6374 SCC 2br/2ba, unfurnished, covered parking. Newly renovated, 55+ Close to shopping, some amenities. 813633-5537 55+ Community SCC 1br/1ba or 2br/2ba with: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-634-9695 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 813-516-0896613 CONDOS FOR RENTSCC 1br/1ba, furnished/ unfurnished, in lanai. Small pets allowed. Century 21, Beggins, Beth Christo 813-714-3811614 DUPLEX FOR RENTRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-548-8178 or 813-641-8400621 PLACES T O SHAREHouse to share with one other. All utilities included, fully furnished with private bath, internet, cable, washer/ dryer, deck, screened in porch, 25 mins. from Tampa, quiet neighborhood. No pets! $700 monthly $200 deposit. Call Bob 813-645-4117 or cell Danny 386-6821241 Available Immediately!630 M.H. RENT ALSFor 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 included. $165 weekly, plus security Gibsonton. 813-236-9207 For lease. 1br/1br mobile home in quiet park on river. No pets, $500 monthly plus deposit. 813-645-2446 Mobile home for rent. 1-3 bedroom, Family friendly, quiet park, Gibsonton. 919-0375. Se habla espanol Nice 2br/1ba MH for rent or sale in 55+ park. Furnished or unfurnished. Large attached enclosed rooms, carport, close info. call Dave 813-447-6123 646 W AREHOUSE SPACE Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooks Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com680 ADUL T & CHILD CARE PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com Why drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, post ers, tickets, etc..... Your neighborhood printer.210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin, Fl 813-645-4048 &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 425 SLIPS OR ST ORAGEStorage Rameys Business Park boat ramp. Also RV lots available. 813-310-1888, 813-690-1836, 813849-1469 555 M.H. FOR SALEReconditioned mobile homes from 8K to 35K also rentals in park. 813-671-1615. 6644 US 301 S. Riverview. 704 JUNK REMOV ALWe Buy Junk Cars Call 24/7, Lost title no problem. Free towing 813-770-3452Hauling unwanted items. Demolition, boats, cars, appliances, trash, yard debris, junk. Anything you dont need. Free estimate. Insured. Dave 813447-6123 705 CLEANINGRons Cleaning Service Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Flat rate $75, full clean708 MOVERSAffordable Moving. One piece or whole house. Also specializing in estate sale delivery. Loading/ unloading storage Insured. Dave 813-447-6123 710 LAWN CAREBills Lawn Service Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840 710 LAWN CAREB&S Lawn Care, Inc. needs. Residential/ commercial. www. bandslawncare.com 813-645-7266M & C Mower Repair. tial. Open 7days, 8:30am-6pm. 725 14th St., Wimauma. 813-938-3226, 715 FILL DIRT/HAULINGMyers Trucking vert sets, driveways, shell, crushed Free estimates. Pittman Trucking & Tractor driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep 813-645-1883 716 CONCRETECement Floors driveways, side walks, patios, concrete foundations. Also Decorative concrete driveways etc. 25 yrs experience. Free estimate. 813-417-0981 720 HOME MAINTENANCEHandyman Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center Call 813-649-1418 729 SCREENSIt Really works!! Screens that block the 690-4637 www.sunblockscreens.com 740 MISC. SERVICESHate that Wallpaper? I can remove it. Want something texit. Debby. 813-434-6499Seawall Repairs also new construction of docks, boat er Construction Co. 813-236-9306 HAMPTON exp., KP on golf course, screened lanai, large laundry room, carport............................ $57,500 1BR/1.5BA Andover, WD, furn...................... $16,000 2BR/2BA Bedford, furnished, enclosed lanai, washer/dryer.................................................... $29,000 RENTALS2BR/2BA furn., close to clubhouse......from $700 month1BR/1.5BA W/D hook-up....................... $550 month RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 88 Years 1924 2012 Call US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211Donate your old functioning cell phones, drop off at our ofce for the Victims Assistance Program. WANTING WATERFRONT? This huge 3 or 4 bedroom home has large fenced yard, seawalled waterfront with access to Tampa Bay and beyond, over 2800 sq. rooms, split bedroom plan and much more! Affordable at only $254,900. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. LARGE CORNER LOT ready for your building plans. Over 1.7 acres, quiet area within minutes to area churches, schools, restaurants, etc., great place to build that dream home. Asking $60,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. NOT TOO BIG, NOT TOO SMALL. This 3BR 2BA home in Sun City Center is JUST RIGHT. There is no need to scale down or to slow down when you move to this active community with ample opportunities/ activities from which to choose. Ex$169,000. LARAE REGIS 633-8318 or JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288. CLOSE IN TIME TO ENJOY BALMY WINTER WORRY-FREE.Great 2BR 2BA clubhouse and exteriors. If you dont want to hang around all year, rent it. Fireplace, vaulted ceilings, central vacuum, screened porch, lots of storage, 1.5 car garage.$105,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 1.92 AC. CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, RUSKIN: with well, septic and electric, property is ready for your dream home. Consists of 5 lots, secluded, peaceful, with few shady trees, great views of nature and birds, lot is down the road from Park and boat ramp. Survey available. $84,500. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 CUTE HOUSE IN RUSKIN: 2BR/1BA block house in peaceful area of town, a stone throw from river. Good metal roof, attached utility-room, central heat and air, and shed in backyard. This home is very well maintained and will make a great starter or rental home.. JUST $59,900 Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN OFFICES & WAREHOUSES FOR RENT 5 Acres cleared & fenced with mo. Adjacent 5 acres with 3 large green houses, propane heaters, irrigation, and CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 WATERFRONT TOWNHOME!! NEED SPACE FOR YOUR 65 BOAT? This townhouse at Bahia Beach offers just that as well as beautiful sunrises and the fun of watching the manatees and birds play. 2BR/2BA completely re-done including painting and new carpet. Only 9 units in this cozy community and only townhomes with private docks. Balcony and sundeck. Corner unit on a cul-de-sac. $204,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. NEW LISTING! Very Spacious 3BR/2BA Doublewide mobile home with 1,728 s.f. workshop/storage area, carport, inside utility room with washer & dryer and much more! $59,000. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 or KAY PYE 813361-3672 VERY WELL MAINTAINED and nicely decorated 3BR/2BA Palm Harbor Doublewide mobile home on a large (78x150) lot. This home offers a large eat-in-kitchen with a nice center island, an extra large utility room with cabinets, wood burning $72,500 Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 GREAT DOUBLEWIDE on 1/2 acre lot: 2BR/2BA + small den, huge MBR & MBA, dinette off kitchen, spacious living-dining room leading to enclosed sun room, screened porch, utility shed, attached and detached carport, sheds. No HOA. Not in ood zone. $65,000. 2.3 ACRES WITH 2 MOBILE-HOMES, RUSKIN: One MH is 2BR/2BA, other is 2BR/1BA, good condition, with central heat and air, large screened porches and shed. Cleared lot with nice shady trees and a pond full of sh! Secluded, peaceful, close to shopping, hospital and restaurants. No HOA. $86,500. FOR RENT, WATERFRONT HOUSE IN RUSKIN: 2BR/2BA canal-front pool-house with enclosed lanai, screened-in pool, fenced backyard. 1 small pet allowed. $1,100/mo + deposit. Place a Garage/Yard Sale Ad $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201 Your best Advertising Buy! The Observer News

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