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www.ObserverNews.netNovember 8, 2012 Volume 56 Number 42THE OBSERVER NEWS Honoring Veterans Day with a Parade. See page 13 Classified Adsand the BTD are in Section B of this issue beginning on page 11B. Seafood Festival continues to get BIGGER and Better. See photos on page 13 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Annual window to change Medicare policies closing fast!SOUTH COUNTYOne small change in an insurance policy can make a big difference. What if your doctor doesnt accept your health plan anymore? Or a medicine you take regularly is no longer covered under your current plan? These are only two of the long list of reasons experts advise everyone to check their Medicare policy before the annual window to change policies closes at midnight Dec. 7. Its very important that you review your policy because every year the insurance companies change something, said Jim Mulcahy, area coordinator of five counties, including Hillsborough, for SHINE; Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders. (Those coming to Florida from other states may recognize this program as SHIP. Only Florida and Massachusetts call it SHINE.) If you just assume things are the same as before you could end up going to your doctors and finding out they no longer take your insurance. You could be stuck seeking new providers after the fact. Its always better not to risk having surprises, said Anna Lonas, an independent health care advisor who explains policies to South County residents on a regular basis. Because Lonas is an independent agent and does not work for any one insurance company, she and others like her can look for the policy that is best for each individual, depending on their circumstances. Whats good for one person isnt always good for another even though it may look like they have similar circumstances, she explained. Everyones health care needs are different. Having your own advisor you can call upon during the year with questions is an important factor in your health care. Whether you meet with Lonas in Sun City Center at one of her regular stops including the Kings Point Clubhouse or call a SHINE volunteer at 800-963-5337 or rely on 800Medicare (800-633-4227) all the experts agree it is important to check your coverage during the annual enrollment period which extends from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. We advise everyone to take a close look at their policy during open enrollment, said Paula Nelson at the West Central Florida Area on Aging. That way there shouldnt be any surprises. People turning 65 should consult someone about their initial sign-up for Medicare three to four months before their birthday so they can understand exactly what action they need to take on their part to best serve their personal situation, Lonas said. She pointed out that higher premiums could be charged in some cases if a person does not sign up when they are first eligible. There can be penalties, she explained. And this makes it very important people turning 65 take their Medicare whether they need it then or not. People with what Medicare terms credible coverage may sign up later without paying a higher premium, Mulcahy said. This would be the case if you or your spouse had coverage through a job that ends after you turn 65. Upon the end of employment, taking COBRA or something else offered by the former employer or employment-based insurance company instead of Medicare is a costly mistake made by many people over 65, experts agreed. Take your Medicare as soon as you become eligible, is the advice of all who were contacted. Part A (hospital insurance) is automatically placed on you at 65 because people pay it in through FICA all during their working years, Mulcahy said. (FICA is the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, which is actually a prepayment into Social Security through the government tax system.) Its the Part B (medical insurance) where you make choices. Part B is where you can choose either regular Medicare or from a variety of Medicare advantage plans that are HMOs or PPOs. People taking regular Medicare also have to make choices about supplemental plans to cover what Medicare does not, while some advantage plans are used to cover all health care needs in one bundle. Each persons needs are different and thats what you must consider when choosing a plan, Lonas said. To find out more visit www.medicare.gov, the official government site for Medicare; SHINE; or any independent agent who can compare plans free of charge in time to get your application in and approved before the deadline Dec. 7. Children crowd into SCCA line of children trick-or-treat door-to-door, or rather, trunk-to-trunk, during the Fun Fest at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church on Halloween evening. In all, an estimated 2,500 children attended the event.More precious than gold, sharing moments captured at missionRUSKIN Hungry, in search of almost anything to eat, he got to the mission on a bicycle, his only transportation. Fed, given spare food gladly, he also was invited to church services. He returned and soon became a welcomed regular, presented with a Bible of his own. Then, suddenly, he was gone. Backtracking revealed he was attacked by a loose dog while riding the bike, suffered severe dog bites on his feet and legs, landed in a hospital. There, visitors from the mission found him, encouraged him, awaited his discharge. He recovered, but soon had to ask if the mission could help him with medication. He needed $2. Contrary to mission policy, the cash was given with a request for the purchase receipt. Soon he produced the receipt. The discounted prescription cost had been only half the amount. Gratefully, he returned the unused dollar. Such moments are not uncommon in the missionary field. These fleeting reflections of unaffected human to human consideration ennoble both givers and receivers, as each gives as well as receives. The moments can show up at any time, demonstrated gleefully on the smooth innocent face of a child invited to fill his first new backpack as he prepares for school where his native tongue is not the teaching language. Or in the words tumbling joyfully from a young Hispanic mother whos just learned she has an advocate who can navigate mysterious governmental systems and is, blessedly, bi-lingual, too. Or, in the wordless expression of gratitude offered by a grizzled homeless Anglo in need of a shower and clean clothing, more accustomed to being rousted than to humane respect. See PRECIOUS MOMENTS, page 3 See story and additional photos, page 6RUSKIN -Near Steve Fagans Mullet Shack at the Ruskin Seafood Festival was a tent with a sign that read, Mullet School. In the tent, along with information about the was a photo of two pairs of hands holding a net. The hands belong to Fagans son and grandfather; they were making the net by hand. When the construction industry went south years ago, Fagan didnt just throw up his hands and give up; he looked to his past and began throwing out nets. His grandfather and his uncles. Its a heritage thing, Fagan said. My son is getting good at it, too. Every Saturday and some Sundays, Fagan pulls his red Mullet Shack to the corner of U.S. Highway 41 and Big Bend Road to sell mullet as fresh as anyone can buy. He does smoker on Saturday morning before daylight to serve his customers later that day.See EVERY WEEKEND, page 7Where every weekend is a seafood festivalWhen the construction industry dried up, Steve Fagan found the answers to his future by looking to the past. You cant get seafood more fresh than from the Mullet Shack.By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net By Penny Fletcher By Melody JamesonMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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BookwormUsed Paperbacks, Hardbacks Childrens & Specialty Books!7414 Commerce St. Riverview, FL 33578Bookworms4U@gmail.com(1 Block west of Hwy. 301, off Riverview Dr.)(813) 443-0968Used Books 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 LIC#CAC1816190 Other Services We Provide 10% Senior Discount on any services Airduct Cleaning$34.95**Includes 10 vents, 1 main and 1 return AMERICAN AIR INC. 888-458-9428 Actually, moments like these occur frequently at The Lords Lighthouse Ministry initiated in 2009 by Bill and Dora Cruz in what many would consider their retirement years. Shifting their golden years to a back burner, the Cruzes and several of their children have been endeavoring to take up some slack in South Hillsborough County since government went into recessionary contraction, reducing services formerly provided in a neighborhood center, closing local offices, concentrating remaining efforts in Tampa, 40 miles distant. The stats tell part of the story, says Doreen Cruz Riviera, eldest of the six Cruz offspring and office manager handling intake Monday through Wednesday at the Lighthouse headquarters on Ruskins St. John the Divine Episcopal Church campus. During its first eight months of existence in 2009, a total of 2,797 services were delivered, she notes. That number nearly quadrupled during the first full year of operation in 2010 when 11,534 services and food baskets were provided and bumped up again in 2011 when the number of services and baskets totaled 12, 560. Both the figures and the daily experiences at the mission substantiate that the culturally, socially, economically diverse South County hosts both considerable wealth and hunger-inducing poverty side by side on a continuing basis. The Lighthouse founders are most familiar with the latter. William Cruz, Sr., grew up in Puerto Rico, one of 10 children. And there were many times when we were hungry, went hungry, he recalls. It made an early and lasting impression on him. Raised in a section of PR cultivated by the Presbyterian Church, young Bill Cruz set his sights on a career in the clergy, feeling specifically called to missionary work. He also reasoned, he relates, that his mate would have to be a special individual. He found Dora Ayala singing in a church choir. They were married in 1952, he was ordained in and together they began ministering careers in PR that eventually would bring them to the U.S., first to New Jersey and then to Florida. While he served as pastor of New Jersey churches, Dora undertook the multiple roles of pastors wife, mother to their growing family and career employee in the vast Federal Aviation Agency. Their focus increasingly became outreach to farm worker communities. This dedication would link them to South Hillsborough in 1983 and with a substantial Hispanic population imported for farm work existing mostly on agricultural wages. Some were trying to put down roots as year around residents, others were still migratory, following crop harvests to the north before returning at season end, and most led subsistence lives unable to get real economic and social traction in the larger society. Bill and Dora Cruz established Good Samaritan Mission on a prominent corner near the Baptist Church in Balm. Relying on faith, donations and a constant willingness to talk, spreading the word about their mission and its needs, the Cruz family built Good Samaritan into a center offering multiple layers of help to the farm worker community physical, educational, emotional, spiritual, A quarter century later, with Dora in her late 70s and Bill pushing 80, they retired, leaving Good Samaritan in the hands of their son, Bill Cruz, Jr. But that real slow down was not yet to be. Looking back on 2008, the elder Cruz recalls that Sharon Van Loan, local Realtor and a member of the Episcopal church congregation, began pointing to the many needs of the Hispanic population clustered around Ruskin. Before long, Father Tracy Wilder, St. Johns rector, was engaging in conversations on the subject. And, on Palm Sunday, 2009, the first service in Spanish was conducted in St. Johns sanctuary under auspices of newly organized The Lords Lighthouse. Today, LL is an incorporated notfor-profit as well as a designated 501 3 under the federal IRS code, overseen by a nine-member board of directors headed by the senior Cruz and for which Van Loan serves as vice president. Its day-to-day operations are kept humming by part-time volunteer staff including daughters, Laura Eva and Mayda, each contributing specific skills. Another invaluable volunteer is food finder Paul Doucette, whom the Cruzescall a great blessing. The location may have changed, but the mission is the same, the Cruzes assert, as are the needs and the constant scramble to fill them. At the present time, the Lighthouse menu of services includes a food pantry, clothing for every member of the family, crisis intervention, advocacy on many fronts, translation help, assistance with Medicaid, food stamps or other benefits, emergency support and, of course, spiritual counseling. It all depends some days shakily on donated goods and contributed time. This week, Dora wondered aloud about food items to fill Thanksgiving baskets as expected help from a Tampa organization had fallen through and Lighthouse pantry shelves were nearly empty. The void also was emphasized by the missions wish list in its current newsletter. Among the nine items: any non-perishable foods, dry pinto beans, rice, baby food, cereals, cooking oil and Maseca flour. Any sizes of diapers and some 8.5 by 11 copier paper also would be gratefully received, it was made clear. And then, in the next breath, shes talking about the miracles, large and small, that punctuate their lives. She cites the time absolutely nothing was left in the pantry by noon when someone called suggesting an immediate $150 grocery shopping trip and another $50 food donation was made before the days end. Then there was the lady who wanted to know if she could get a bath at the mission and confessed she needed underwear. Just such a package had been donated. Doreen reached under her desk shes got a small warehouse under there and pulled out fresh underwear. Dora remembers. Looking ahead, the Cruzes speak mostly of expanded hours and additional services and enhanced abilities to help the poor at the Lighthouse. At 84, Bill says he not yet thinking about dying, adding that Ive been instructed by my Lord to give in spite of other considerations. His wife of 60 years agrees, with the simple declaration that theres such a joy in sharing. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Precious Moments%  Keeping careful records is one good way to stretch resources at The Lords Lighthouse mission and Doreen Cruz Rivera, its office manager,(center, seated) always is able to advise her parents, mission founders Bill Cruz, Sr. (left) and Dora A. Cruz (right), of the number of Thanksgiving food baskets that will be needed by those who depend on the mission pantry for nourishing meals. The mission, not yet four years old, now is providing about 13,000 services and baskets each year from its current headquarters on the campus of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Ruskin.MELODY JAmMESON PHOTO

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Exp. 11/30/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BAR OPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com Fall Savings While I was in New York City in about 1980, a piece of wisdom came into my hands that I have shared with audiences all over the world. The story begins on a subway car beneath the streets of the city. There I saw a man who looked sad and lonely. Now in New York it is not the practice to talk with strangers but then again I was not from the city, so I asked the man if there was anything I could do. His face brightened and he went on to tell me, in a beautiful Irish accent, that he had just arrived at the airport on a flight from Ireland and was now trying to find the terminal towers where he was to board a bus to visit his daughter in New Orleans. He went on to say that, once he had boarded the subway, he had become confused and did not know how to get where he was going. Since I had the time, I helped him find the appropriate station and the departure point for his bus. As I started to leave, he said he had nothing to give me for my help. I assured him his smile was payment enough but he pressed on. He said that although he had By William Hodges no tangible gift, he believed I was the kind of person who would appreciate some words his father had given him when he was a lad. He told me that his father had said if he practiced what they said, he could trade them for riches far greater than silver or gold. He then repeated for me the following poem. If with pleasure you are viewing any work a man is doing. If you love him, if you like him tell him now. Dont withhold your approbation till the parson makes oration. And he lies with snowy lilies on his brow. For no matter how you shout it He wont really care about it. He wont know how many teardrops you have shed. If you think the credits due him nows the time to give it to him. For he cannot read his tombstone when hes dead. If he had given me $1,000 that day, it would not have compared to the gift of that poem. The $1,000 would now be long gone but the poem is still with me. It is still working its magic in my life and I hope in the lives of those with whom I have shared it. Since 1980 I have closed every seminar and speaking engagement with that wonderful bit of wisdom. It is also printed on my business card. I hope you will find these words as valuable as I have and they will inspire you to not only appreciate others but to tell them you do. Lest I forget, thanks for reading my column. Without you, there would be no column.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Teaming Up For America 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.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay......... 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 Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.Award-Winning Newspapers The USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute encourages community members to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free, confidential memory screenings and information about memory loss on National Memory Screening Day, Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (reservations required). Qualified healthcare professionals administer memory screenings, which consist of a series of questions and tasks. Screening results are not a diagnosis, and individuals with below-normal scores or who have concerns are encouraged to pursue a full medical exam. National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative founded by the Alzheimers Foundation of America, is held each November during National Alzheimers Disease Awareness Month. On this day, guests will enjoy health screenings, medication reviews with a clinical pharmacist, exhibit booths, and information on successful aging. Health screenings include blood pressure checks, memory screenings, hearing screenings and computerized balance assessments, including tremor screenings offered through the USF Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorders Center (6th floor of Byrd Alzheimers Institute). As many as 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimers disease, and the incidence is rising in line with the swell of aging baby boomers. The prevalence of Alzheimers disease doubles every five years beyond age 65. To learn more about Free Alzheimers screenings offered on National Memory Screening DayNational Memory Screening day, visit alz.health.usf.edu or call (813) 974-4357 to schedule an appointment for a memory screening.CorrectionDr. Michelle Halcomb is an associate of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman and Varga D.D.S., P.A. located at 703 Del Webb Blvd. W. Ste. B in Sun City Center, FL 33573. It was incorrectly reported in an Oct. 25 article titled Got crowns? Caps? You may want to rethink that whitening job that she was with Sun City Dental Center. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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In alphabetical order, they are:Kelsy Arteaga, Jake Baksa, Elena Belof, Kyler Bevill Sadie Bowen, Maya Brown, Jonah Buddemeier, Brianna Cook, Alivia Cullimore, Stephen Difede, Katie Driggers, Carly Farnell, Allison Garcia, Kaitlyn Hanley, Amani Haskins, Aubrey Haskins, Austin Hurlburt, Eric Jaehne, Bailee Juszczyk, Eliina Lick, Nico Loaiza, Cooper Martin, Jordan Mihok, Devin Mitchell, Ethan Mojena, Connor Newell, Brayden Nystedt, Jaeden Rasmussen, Grace Ryan, Timmy Stinson, Kennedy Warbritton, Anna Wright, Sam Wright, AGP: Gavin Henley, Patrol: Elizabeth Cameron.Community yard sale Nov. 10 benefits victims of SandyChampion Self Storage in Ruskin is holding a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Organizers have donated a table to Tina Frerichs Castillo, who will be on hand to accept donations of clothing, blankets, shoes, etc., to be sent to those who have lost all their belongings as a result of the storm. There will also be a table of items for sale from which the proceeds will go directly to the victims of the Hurricane. Donations of items to sell will also be appreciated. This is a great opportunity to shop while donating to a worthy cause. For more information, call Tina at (813) 965-1146.Riverview Womens Club hosts A Night in Sicily fundraiser An Italian feast awaits those who go to A Night in Sicily, organized by the Riverview Womens Club and scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. Tickets are $25 per person, which entitles attendees to an Italian buffet dinner featuring Chicken Parmigiana, Penne Pasta with red and/or white sauce, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, Tiramisu and coffee, iced tea or soft drinks. There will be a free wine tasting between 6 and 7 p.m., with a cash bar available. Events scheduled for the evening include a silent auction, a wine pull, and a re-stock the bar raffle. Proceeds from A Night in Sicily benefit the Riverview Student Scholarship Fund. Sponsors for the evening include, at $500, Master Kim of W. Kims Martial Arts Academy in Valrico; at $250, Carole Sell, CPA, of Riverview; and, at $100, Kanetta Denk of Premier Designs, Neal A. Stubbs, DDS, of Stubbs Orthodontics in Brandon, and Joe Burkeson of Square-One Inspection Service. Build a gingerbread house!Its the gingerbread house time of year. Offer your family a sweet delight this holiday season by attending a Gingerbread House Workshop on Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children and families will build and decorate one gingerbread house with icing and candy during the workshop, which will be held at the Firehouse Cultural Center, located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. Registration is required at either the Ruskin Library Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. The workshop is funded by Friends of the Ruskin Library. The Michelin Soccer Program and At Home Auto Care, Inc. donated more than $2,280 in both funds and equipment to RAYS (Ruskin Area Youth Sports) AYSO. (American Youth Soccer Organization). These funds go a long way in helping to provide scholarships, uniforms and other soccer essentials for the participating leagues. Giving back to the community is a top priority for Michelin. The Michelin Soccer Program partners tire dealers with local youth soccer organizations, providing the dealers the opportunity to reach out to the community. The leagues in turn receive funds and equipment. The soccer leagues are sent certificates that can be redeemed at the dealers store for a free soccer ball during a 30-day promotional period, while supplies last. After a 60-day tire rebate promotion included on the certificate, Michelin donates $2 to the soccer organization for each tire sold during the program. Julie Gale of At Home Auto Care, Inc. in Ruskin is an avid supporter of the program. The Michelin Soccer Program is an incredible way to connect with families and young players, she said. Michelin really believes in youth and making sure they are safe and healthy, said Don Byrd, vice president of Marketing for Michelin Americas Small Tires. This program is the perfect partnership of all those elements. We look forward to continuing to grow and donate even more equipment and funds in 2013. To learn more about the Michelin Soccer Program, visit www. michelinsoccer.com/?league_ overview. To find out more about At Home Auto Care, Inc., contact Julie Gale, (813) 645-0339, at 2003 S U.S. Highway 41 in Ruskin or visit www.athomeauto.net.At Home Auto Care & Michelin roll out soccer balls, tires and cash to support RAYS AYSO

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KINGS POINT KINGS POINT SUN CITY CENTER OTHER AREAS New Variety Show produced by Pelican Players!Prudential Florida Realty proudly sponsors our 7th Annual fundraiser on behalf of THE SUNSHINE KIDS FOUNDATION Sunday, November 18, 2012 5 p.m. (open 4:30 p.m.) Kings Point Clubhouse Clubhouse Drive $18 per person donation RAFFLES! In SCC: An event shows how things could beIf there were anything resembling Utopia among the realities of human transgression, sin, and frailty, it probably would look much like what took place outside of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church on Halloween evening. Huge numbers of children and young people were there having a great time with older people. It would seem thats just how the world should work both groups have so much to share with the other. Cars and golf carts lined up, with license plates from Florida, Illinois and other states, and on the bumpers were stickers advocating both Obama and Romney. There was no discord; people came here simply to give children a wonderful and magical day. The cars were lined up to allow the children to go door to door or rather, trunk to trunk to trick-or-treat in a safe and fun environment. It was successful beyond anything words can describe. Free hotdogs and nachos, lots of games with older people cheering on the children, and, as the sun set, a retiree helped resulting in the unrestrained joy of a child and the lightened soul of a senior. An older woman cheered from the heart as a child dressed as a Boy Scout pitched a rubber ball to knock down a stack of cans. More than 200 seniors were doing something nice for a bunch of children they dont even know (and in saying a bunch of kids I mean thousands, literally thousands of children). In the process, they did something nice for the parents of those children. And they most as-By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.netsuredly did something nice for anyone there to witness it. There is little doubt that almost everyone left that scene feeling energized and hopeful. This is fun, one retiree said with a smile as a small fairy tale princess looked shyly up at the man and opened her bag to receive the candy he purchased for her. For each of the retirees, it was an expensive proposition. At least 2,500 children made their way down the row of parked cars, played the games that ended with children reaching their small hands into buckets of candy for treats, or happily munched on nachos and hotdogs served up by people with no vested interest beyond wanting to give children the unrequited gift of a wonderful Halloween. It was a gift that in many cases the parents simply could not afford to provide. Gas for the car or dollars for the electric bill would take priority over candy and, in some cases, even costumes. The hundreds of volunteers who made it happen were from all faiths and backgrounds. Judy Kramer, a columnist for The Sun newspaper, and her husband Oscar were volunteers at the event and said that all evening, people were commenting on how this is how the world should work, with people coming together and joyously, to others, and in the process unintentionally bringing happiness to themselves. The people of Sun City Center have so much to offer children, especially those who may need all the help they can get. And, in turn, the children have so much to offer the seniors. They offer the unlimited promise of life from brand new eyes, energy and gratitude with every shy thank you as a candy bar or lollipop landed in a bag held by tiny hands. They offer shared MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSA child dressed as Scooby Doo trick-or-treats at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church Fun Fest on Halloween evening. An estimated 2,500 children turned out for the event. laughter and cheers as a tossed plastic ring landed on a small, a smile, or the joy of success when the third or fourth putt managed to get the golf ball through the hole on the two-foot long putting green of the Pumpkin Golf game. According to Linda Whitt, one of the organizers of the event, the purpose was to provide a safe and fun environment for the children of South Hillsborough. More than 2,500 kids attended, with 2,000 hotdogs, 2,500 nachos with cheese, 500 sno-cones and 2,500 bags of popcorn adding to the fun. Jumbo the Clown was there, along with a handful of bounce houses and games designed by the volunteers. It was made possible by contributions from McDonalds and Winn Dixie, along with generous contributions from the generous hearts of the many volunteers. The Sun City Center Emergency Squad, the SCC Security Patrol, and the Radio Club control services. Music from the Oasis Praise Team led by Jeff Jordon permeated the autumn air, and popcorn and snocones that colored young tongues red or blue were passed out as children waited for games and treats. The seniors gave from their hearts, but they got something in return. whatever their hearts gave and then dren left happy that evening. That, too, is how the world should work. On Halloween night in Sun City Center, it did.

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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. Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to experience a Rocky Mountain Rail Tours event!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 Manatees, Plus With cooling of Tampa Bay and Gulf waters each year at this time, come manatees from up and down Floridas coasts to convene in the warm clean discharge of Tampa Electric Companys power generating plant at the western end of Big Bend Road north of Apollo Beach. And for the 27th season, the utility has opened its Manatee Viewing Center, including the interactive manatee education center as well as its tidal walk enabling close-up connection with the far-roaming mammals now in manatee convention. Several new features have been added this year, according to Cherie Jacobs, Tampa Electric spokesperson. The outdoor butterfly habitat has been expanded to include a garden of native and Florida friendly plants, the former shell parking area has been paved with environmentally-considerate permeable concrete, sidewalk has been constructed and a separate walking trail nearly a mile long, offering self-guided tours of a subtropical Florida landscape, is to open in December, she said. Attracting about 200,000 visitors during a 5.5-month season, the 50acre Manatee Center hours are10 AM to 5 PM every day, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, through April 15, 2013. Parking and access to the centers features are free of charge. *** Mr. Mayor Elijah Heath has been named Honorary Mayor of Greater Riverview following recent conclusion of the annual major domo race conducted as a fund raiser by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. During the competition, Heath, a financial adviser in the Edward Jones office at Fishhawk, raised about $2,700, half of it going to his chosen charity, the Rotary Club of Fishhawk-Riverview Foundation. Two other contenders for the honorary title, Molly Blanton and Mary Boyd, also raised substantial sums. The three candidates this year pulled in an aggregate total topping $6,000, half earmarked for support of chamber programs and half going to the candidates charities. Those beneficiaries are the Boys Scouts, Kids Place of Tampa Bay and YMCA Camp Christina. Heath will be ceremoniously installed during the chambers annual meeting in January. *** Forgetfulness Check In recognition of National Memory Screening Day next week, Hillsborough County Aging Services will be providing free and confidential memory screenings Tuesday, November 13, at the Ruskin Senior Center. The hours of availability are 9 AM to 4 PM that date. Such screenings can be useful for individuals concerned about memory loss or related problems, those who are experiencing warnings signs of dementia or Alzheimers Disease or those who may be at risk because of a family history of Alzheimers, according to Carol Michel, a communications coordinator for the county. Anyone interested in establishing a sort of baseline for future comparisons also can benefit from the evaluation, she added. Appointments for screenings at the Ruskin Senior Center, 901 6th Street SE, can be made by telephone at 813-672-1107. The screenings will be conducted during the same hours on Tuesday at the Brandon Senior Center, 612 North Parsons Ave. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session p.m. 5ish, No Charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12th Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 a person, Menu: Cornish Hen with all the trimmings and dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. Monday, Nov. 26th Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 a person, Menu: Meatloaf with all the trimmings and dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Eastern Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise Jan. 13 to 20, 2013, contact Howard Elkin at Discover Travel for details and reservations. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin, Telephone (813) 6452089. Attention all VeteransThe Disabled American Veterans SCC Chapter 110 that assists Veterans and surviving spouses with VA claims has relocated. The chapter now utilizes the meeting room of the security office located at 1005 N. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. It provides support to Veterans and surviving spouses in need of assistance with: Benefits current benefit status spousal benefits Appointments will be available each Monday from 2 6 p.m. There are no fees for service and all Veterans are welcome. For more information or to schedule an appointment call Darrell Katz at 813-260-3692. By Melody Jameson mj@observernews.net

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 13 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS11/13/2012, 1 pm 11/19/2012, 10 am 11/27/2012, 10 am 12/4/2012, 10 am 12/6/2012, 10 am Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce 1651 SCC Plaza 1651 SCC Plaza 1651 SCC Plaza 1651 SCC Plaza 1651 SCC Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Hello$0 PREMIUMA 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. OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDSDECEMBER7 MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThe annual Ruskin VFW Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 10, beginning at 11 a.m. The popular and wellattended parade will run much of the length of U.S. Highway 41 through the community. Come out to cheer on our past, present and future veterans, high school bands and service organizations as they honor those who serve and defend our freedom.Honoring Veterans With a Parade MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThe 24th annual Ruskin Seafood Festival took place last weekend under picture-perfect Florida skies, with thousands of people from around the Tampa Bay area visiting E.G. Simmons Park for the biggest event in South Hillsborough. Seemingly larger every year, the festival included a wide variety of vendors serving seafood and other specialty foods, an arts and crafts show, a boat show, a childrens activity area featuring Jumbo the Clown, live entertainment on the main stage, a wide variety of South Hillsborough-related vendors and hands on educational exhibits including a walk-through interactive bus from Mosaic and greyhounds up for adoption from area greyhound rescue and adoption organizations. Next years festival is now less than a year away, visit www. ruskinseafoodfestival.org for more information. For more photos, visit The Observer online edition at www.observernews. net.Scenes from the Seafood Festival: Bigger and better each year Stephanie Foster in the Little Harbor booth helps a young visitor with his selection of the free Tootsie Rolls. The Southshore Rotary Club will hold a pancake breakfast at the Ruskin VFW Post 6287 at 5120 U.S. Highway 41 on Saturday, November 10. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., just before the start of the annual VFW Veterans Day Parade in Ruskin. For information about the VFW, visit www.vfwpost6287.com. Above, Rotary Club members Charlie Cramer and Dr. Stephen Murray spread the word from a booth at the Ruskin Seafood Festival.Pancakes Before the Parade

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The Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach at 6990 Dickman Dr. is open and free to the public, drawing thousands of viewers through April 15, 2013. Hundreds of manatees at a time can find protection in the canal and enjoy the flow of warm water from Tampa Electrics power plant. Visitors can walk the mile-long trail through natural Florida, step into a hurricane simulator, watch interactive displays in the educational building, or learn about the Big Bend Power Plant. Stroll through the gift shop, see the mangroves and the butterfly garden. Its a great place to take out-oftown guests. For more information call (813) 228-4289. As Hurricane Sandy blew by on the East Coast, it curtailed our boating most of the week, as we experienced high winds and rough waters. I saw some real honest-togoodness anglers this week who said they didnt mind the weather, rain or shine, windy or calm. Whether they were driving through heavy traffic or sitting in a boat all day, they were having a great time in the outdoors whether they made a catch or not. They just enjoy the fresh sea breeze, the roar of the waves, the solitude away from the city noise, the fresh air, the smell of fish, and the sound and sights of them in the water. It made no difference to them if they caught a fish or not. I hope you park your boat safely at night. This week there was a report that some anglers gassed up their boat the night before they went fishing, got up early to pick up buddies, drove the Interstate for an hour before getting to the launching spot, made the launch ... and the boat wouldnt start. Some kind soul needed gas, and took every drop that they had put in the night before. I know the cost of gas is high, and some anglers tell me that they dont enter the big tournaments now because it costs more to enter than can be won. Flounder are on the prowl in warm weather, and you can make a catch as they are out feeding on high or low tide. Some catches we saw this week were larger than usual bay catches. Red fish are out there in schools, and many report that catches have been made of larger than legal size and they had to spend the day catching and releasing. You may keep one not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches. Outdoor mullet fries are taking place in many backyards this time of the year, since the Florida sun shines in the winter as well as the summer. Seems many political parties are taking place before the Presidential election. Some are making hush puppies with yellow corn meal and onions, others with cheese grits, all served with a legacy of Southern grace. Lots of baitfish have been reported since the rains and windy weather. Learn to throw a cast net and make a catch to fill your bait well. Large-mouth bass are waiting for your bait in the upper fresh waters of the Alafia and the little Manatee Rivers. Dig for some fresh worms for bait and make a catch each time. Freshwater catfish are also swimming in our fresh water and lakes, and some anglers who fish only fresh water have become masters of catfish catches. Be thankful for our beautiful waterways, the sea breeze, the cool spraying water, and the beauty of our waterways.By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Manatee viewing moves to prime timeABWIG to hold town hall meetingThe Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group, known as ABWIG, will hold an open house town hall meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Beggins Century 21 offices on U.S. Highway 41 North in Apollo Beach. Agenda items for the meeting include: update of the three entrance channel dredging project; Apollo Beach Nature Park beach replenishment plan; update of the funding for the project; update of the schedule for the project; and a guest speaker from Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation. At the conclusion of the meeting there will be a question and answer period, as well as guidelines for how to get involved. For further information, visit ABWIG at www.abwig.org, visit the ABWIG place on Facebook or write to ABWIG, P.O. Box 3251, Apollo Beach, FL 33572. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SWWhy drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc.

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A 501-C-3 tax exempt organization, the Krewe has provided prosthetics of all kinds: legs, ears and even one nose. Its special IRS tax status allows donors to take donations off their tax return. We work very closely with Ruskin VFW Post 6287, The Shriners Childrens Hospital in Tampa, and many other partners to give scholarships and financially support amputees all over the world, said Fundraising Chairwoman Denise Reiter. The Krewe partners with other groups too, including the Marine Corps League 1124 in Zephyrhills, to provide hand cycles to amputees. It and also supports two amputee parks, one in Virginia and the other in North Carolina. Because of its charitable work, it has been admitted to the InterKrewe Council Inc., which is a Tampa-Bay-based council formed in 1992 to foster a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie among member Krewes and to provide a forum for information about area parades and other Krewe-related activities. As for the Krewe of the Pegleg Prate it has been extremely active in fundraising for amputees of all kinds. Weve given $42,000 in scholarships to children all over the world, Reiter said. And non-scholarship help (including prosthetics and other devices to veterans and children) in the amount of $140,000. Money is also designated to help The Tampa Shriners Childrens Hospital and to pay for families hotel rooms while they are in the area for treatment. Admiral Joe Hocter spent the last week of October working on the lead float for the Ruskin Veterans Day Parade Nov. 10. This year the Krewe will be the host float and carry dignitaries, including the local VFW Commander and District Commander, and Tony Zipperer of Ruskin who is the current Commander of the Krewe. Each float takes somewhere between 700 and 800 hours to build and decorate, Hocter said. The past two years the floats made by the Krewe have won Best Float in that parade, and have also taken the honor of Most Original float in the Bradenton Parade. But even though they also take part in parades, including Gasparilla, fun and games isnt what the Krewe is really about. The Krewe was founded by Ruskin resident Shirley Huber Krewe with a Cause keeps amputees on the moveafter she lost a leg in an automobile accident. Started with just a few members, the number has now grown to 45. Anyone can apply but the key to being selected for membership is that the applicant be a communityminded person who is truly interested in helping amputees. Events are held throughout the year to raise money for amputees like the Halloween party at Smoky Bones in Brandon Oct. 27 that gleaned $5,500, which includes in-kind donations as well as cash. Some of the types of inkind donations it receives are help with its website and time and materials for making the special bicycles. Theres something everyone who chooses to help can do, Reiter emphasized. The biggest event each year is the Annual Sporting Clays Benefit Shoot, which will be held for the eighth time on Feb. 23. The event is held at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O Lakes and 100 percent of the money raised will go directly to amputees said Hocter. We dont use one dollar of it for anything, including costs. We give every cent, he added. Partnerships with many area businesses have made it possible to do remarkable things for amputees and their families including purchasing a tricycle for a 4-yearold who was missing one leg and both arms at birth and modifying it so he could turn the wheels with his chin; sponsoring six children a year in 2008 and 2009 at the weeklong Adventure Amputee Camps in Virginia and North Carolina with several Krewe members driving to the camp in Virginia to put on a Pirate Party; and providing a tricycle for a child who had lost a leg in a boating accident. Marty, a single father of three who asked that we only use first names of his family because of his under-age children, said he was introduced to the Krewe by physical therapist Pam Versage at the Tampa Shriners Childrens Hospital. Marty had premature twin girls who are now 13, born at weights of 1 pound 10 ounces and 2 pounds 7 ounces. The larger twin did not have any disabilities but the smaller twin, Lexi, got a blood clot when she was one week one and doctors had to amputate a leg. Since then, the family has returned to Shriners every few months for adjustments on a prosthetic leg as Lexi grows, and a whole new leg is molded every year. Marty said the legs look very lifelike in both color and muscular tone. Meanwhile, the Krewe has supplied her with a hand tike like With the help of sponsors and donors the Krewe provides these specially-made tricycles that are made so that a child with one leg can pedal and those with one hand or arm can steer. Velcro is used to strap the child on the bike. This youngster, Nahomi, allows her photograph to be used to show donors what the crew is really about.the one pictured along with this story which she rides voluntarily at the Sporting Clays event to show donors what their help is accomplishing. She can hardly wait for the event each year, Marty said. As she outgrows the bikes we give them to younger kids and she gets a larger one. The tricycles have three wheels, linked pedals, Velcro foot straps and Velcro straps to hold the childs body upright. The Krewe says donations may be directed toward specific projects if donors desire and sponsors at each level receive tangible benefits as well as a good feeling, including recognition certificates or plaques, banner promotions of their business at events, invitations to join the Krewe at a parade or possibly free tickets to the Shooting Clays event. To find out more about the Krewe visit www.peglegpirate.com and click on contact us. By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netPHOTOS BY YE NOTORIOUS KREWE OF THE PEGLEG PIRATE INC.Citizens who are 60 years of age or older, who are having trouble making ends meet, and who use help with grocery bills, may be eligible for help.: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) may be able to help pay for some groceries. The West Central Florida Area Agency on Agings Aging Resource Center has a team of specialists who can help people complete their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance application over the phone. If you would like assistance in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), give them a call at: 800-96ELDER or 800-963-5337.Seniors in trouble making ends meet can get help

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16 OBSERVER NEWS NOVEMBER 8, 2012 Lennard HS students perform musical The Stories of Scheherazade Nov. 15 & 16The Lennard High School Drama department is pleased to present The Stories of Scheherazade, a musical romantic comedy, at its auditorium in Ruskin on Thursday and Friday evenings, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7 p.m. The Stories of Scheherazade is a heartwarming romantic comedy that tells the classic Arabian Nights tale of Scheherazade and the Sultan with hilarious twists. According to Holly Talley, LHS drama teacher, the musical provides a large cast of over 20 students with an opportunity to showcase their singing and dancing talents. This will be a very entertaining musical for the entire family., she says. I think children and adults will enjoy the colorful costumes and lively music, as well as the humorous story. Tickets ($5 for children or students, and $10 for adults) will be on sale at the LHS Auditorium one half-hour before show time.Performers in the musical are, from left: Aaron Philips as the Sultan, Gabby Fitzpatrick as Scheherazade, Francis Karas as Nefario, and Alyssa Weimer as Dinny.Prudential Realty sponsors Nov. 18 fundraiser A festive fun evening is promised by organizers of the 7th Annual Fundraiser on behalf of The Sunshine Kids Foundation, which is dedicated to children with cancer. Sponsored by Prudential Florida Realty, the event will be at the Kings Point North Clubhouse on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.). Tickets are available at $18 per person donation, and include a dinner catered by Carrabbas Italian Grill, raffles of many new items donated by local merchants, and a new variety show produced by the Pelican Players. For more information, call (813) 642-1500.Food Trucks return for MOSI After DarkThe Museum of Science & Industry is hosting another Food Truck Rally, as a part of its MOSI After Dark (MAD) event series, on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to try food from the areas coolest food trucks, enjoy great games and music, and experience the Museum of Science & Industry at night. Guests can conquer MOSIs Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line in the dark, and check out Ian Flemings James Bond in Skyfall on Floridas largest and only IMAX DOME Theatre. Admission to the Food Truck Rally is free. Additional fees apply for Sky Trail attractions and IMAX movies, and MOSI general exhibits will feature discounted pricing. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (813) 9876000.Cockroach Bay Preserve is Audubon topicJ. Richard Sullivan, Environmental Scientist/Manager, Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve, will talk about Hillsboroughs Newest Preserve at the November meeting of the Eagle Audubon Club. The program starts at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Banquet Room of the Kings Point North Clubhouse in Sun City Center. Audubon meetings are open to the public. Social time and refreshments start at 1:30 p.m. Southshore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Veterans Day Holiday All libraries will be closed Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. Toddler Time Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10:05 a.m. and at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.14, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Baby Time Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Thursday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join our art instructor and have a fun afternoon creating an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Teen Night: Anime Club Thursday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m. For middle and high school students. Come join us for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Family Story Time Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 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, Nov. 16, 10:05 a.m and at 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers ~ Join us for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, please call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396 or visit www.southshorefriends.com. Hillsborough County Economic Development Departments Small Business Information Center (SBIC) is offering more than two dozen free or inexpensive workshops throughout November and December at various locations. The workshops are designed to assist potential and existing business owners start or expand their small, minority, veteran or women-owned businesses. The workshops tackle topics and issues that are important to todays small-business owners and are planned to help improve networking skills, marketing strategies, financing opportunities, bookkeeping, and overall business plans. Free workshops offered during November and December include: Bookkeeping Essentials Learn how to maintain necessary records, accounts receivable/payable, payroll, sales taxes and other procedures. Business KIT Learn the basics for starting a small, minority or women-owned business. Topics include: Smart Start Your Business, Preparing a Business Plan, SBA Programs, Loans and Financing, Managing Your Money, Marketing, IRS Regulations and Grant Availability. Business Plan Series At the conclusion of this four-part series, participants will have all the necessary components to create their business plan. Doing Business with Local Government This workshop will cover how to register with lo-Workshops offered at Small Business Information Centercal agencies, how to find bidding opportunities and assistance. Food Industry Series This two-part series will provide the basic requirements for operating a restaurant, catering business or a mobile food dispensing cart (e.g., hot dog cart) as well as how to market a food industry business. Getting Your Business Online Ready to get on the worldwide web? We will discuss how to locate a website host, site design, best practices, design software and eCommerce. This is a basic class. Marketing Series This twopart series will introduce marketing fundamentals, help clarify target markets, discuss competition, develop marketing strategies, and teach techniques to enhance a small business. SBA Loans and Other Programs Learn about various SBA Loans and requirements, as well as other programs such as HUB Zones and 8(a) firms doing business with the government. The SBICs complete calendar of workshops and additional information are available at: www.hillsbor oughcounty.org/sbic/. The SBICs website also includes additional information for local small businesses, such as links to local, state and federal regulations, answers to frequently asked questions, and recommended best practices. To register for a workshop or find out more information, log onto the website or call the SBIC at 813-914-4028, Option #4. GemmaGemma is a gorgeous white and black female who recently gave birth. After all that work is finally finished, she is looking forward to a forever home where life will be easier. She has a black patch over one eye, but her face is white otherwise. Please stop in to C.A.R.E. to look at this friendly beauty. She is current on her shots. As part of her adoption she has been micro chipped and spayed. DOB: Approx. January 2, 2012. Phoebe Phoebe is a sweetheart! She is a Hound mix who was abandoned at a fruit stand with her sisters. She is going through obedience training and is a good student. She has been crate trained, too. She loves people and is good with other dogs. She can often be found goofing off in the doggy pool after romping in the play yard with her furry pals. Phoebe is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots. DOB: February 2, 2012. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Nov. 8 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 Fish Fry 4:30-7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 Ruskin Veterans Parade Sunday, Nov. 11 Fire a Steak 1 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 Line dancing 6 p.m.; Treasure Hunt 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Games in Lounge 1-5. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ...........................Bingo. Free hot dogs. Tuesday Night. ...........................Bar Cards. Friday Night. ..............................Feather Your Nest Saturday, Nov. 10. .....................5 p.m. Taco Salad.. ....................................................6:30 p.m. Music by Eddie Shannon Sunday. .......................................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Free . ....................................................hotdogs during games. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. Learn about estate planning at ABW luncheonThe Southshore Charter Chapter of the American Business Womans monthly dinner meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 will deal with the importance of estate planning, not only for business women, but women in general. The speaker will be Diana Coen Zolner, an attorney who practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate & estate administration, wills and guardianships. Topics at dinner will cover the basic documents recommended to have in place and why. Shell also discuss business succession planning. Networking and sign-in will start at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and the program will start at 6 p.m. The location is Sandpiper Grille, 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. The price will vary, since attendees will order their choices off the menu. To RSVP, contact Deb Adams by email deb.adams@bmo.com, or call (813) 649-0400.

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 17 % Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat ClinicPET TIP: Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton Sun City Center Travelworld &Air Today Relax Tomorrow European Cruise Sale Save $1000 off your 2013 Europe Cruise on Celebrity Cruise plus receive a 50% reduced deposit! Space is Limited!Book your Europe Cruise before December 2, 2012 and join us for an exhilarating vacation of luxurious proportions!CALL TODAY for availability 813-634-3318 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 902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)NEW PATIENTS WELCOMEKirk D. Parrott, D.D.SMembers: American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Florida West Coast Dental Association, Manatee County Dental Association and Hillsborough County Dental Association. (813) 645-6491 Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995SummertimeAC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICS Dr. Robert A. NormanDermatologistDr. A. TheodosatosCarole Mazzone, ARNPOffering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services 813-880-7546 8002 Gunn Hwy., TampaMOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Amerigroup, and many more Dear Savvy Senior, Can lifting weights help with age-related health problems? At age 70, I have diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis and recently read that strength training could improve my conditions. What can you tell me? Looking for Help Dear Looking, A growing body of research shows that strengthtraining exercises can have a profound impact on a persons health as they age and youre never too old to start. Regular strength training, done at least two nonconsecutive days a week, helps you build muscle strength, increases your bone density and improves your balance, coordination and stamina. It can also help reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, back pain, depression and obesity. And some studies even show that it helps improve cognitive function too. Safety First For the most part, strengthtraining exercises especially if you start conservatively and progress slowly are safe for most seniors, even those with serious health conditions. But if you have health concerns or if you are currently inactive, you should talk to your doctor about what may be appropriate for you. A good selfhelp resource to help you find an appropriate, safe exercise program is the Exercise and Screening for You tool at easyforyou.info. Getting Started If youve never done strengthtraining exercises before, you may want to work with a personal trainer for a few sessions to help you develop a safe and effective routine you can continue on your own. They cost anywhere from $20 to $100 per hour. To find one, ask your health care provider or contact a good health club or fitness facility in your area. You can also search for one online at reputable sites like acefitness.org or ideafit.com. If personal training isnt an option, there are lots of great senior strength-training videos you can purchase to guide you through a wide variety of exercises that you can do at home. Collage Video (collagevideo.com, 800-819-7111) sells dozens of age and fitness appropriate DVDs at prices usually ranging between $10 and $20. Also see go4life.nia.nih.gov, a resource created by the National Institute on Aging that offers a free exercise DVD and guide that provides illustrated examples of exercises you can do at home to strengthen your body. You can order your free copies online or by calling (800) 222-2225. Senior Classes If you dont like exercising alone or need some motivation, consider joining a gym, or call your local senior center to see if they offer any strength-training exercise classes. You should also check out SilverSneakers (silversneakers. com, 888-423-4632) or Silver&Fit (silverandfit.com, 877-427-4788). These are fitness programs offered in thousands of fitness centers, gyms and YMCAs throughout the U.S. that offer special classes designed for older adults. These programs are available only to seniors that have certain Medicare supplemental policies or Medicare Advantage plans.Strength-Training Tips For Seniors THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Equipment If you work out at home youll probably need to invest in some equipment. While some strength training can be done using your own body weight (like pushups, sit-ups and leg squats), hand weights, ankle weights, medicine balls, resistance bands or rubber tubing are all great tools for strength training. You can find all these products at sporting goods stores, or online at amazon.com for around $10 or less. Cans of soup, water bottles or plastic milk containers filled with water or sand could also be used (like small hand weights) for resistance. Another great strength training tool you should know about is the Resistance Chair (it costs $280). This is an all-in-one home fitness system that helps seniors maintain and improve their strength from a safe seated position with minimal risk of injury. To learn more see vqactioncare.com or call (800) 585-4920. 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.Audubon sponsors fall and winter nature camps at Lettuce Lake ParkLettuce Lake Park and the Tampa Audubon Society have announced new camps unique to Lettuce Lake Park, designed for people ages 9 to 90. Each camp will have a specific theme, and participants in all camps can also tromp through the woods, and walk the boardwalks to learn about birding, hiking and take photos. All camps start at 8:15 a.m. and run to 2:15 p.m. Participants should bring their digital cameras and/or binoculars, lunch, snacks and drinks. Gift Making Thank You Camp 3-day camp, Nov. 10 12, $90 This camp salutes veterans, friends, family and furry friends. Attendees will create art, birdfeeders, place-cards, mats, peanut brittle, candy and soap. 4-day camp, Nov. 19 23, $120 (Camp will not meet Thanksgiving Day) Make beautiful creations with natures help including thank-you cards, jewelry, dream catchers, fish prints, watercolor art, beads, rubbings and candles. 5-day camp, Dec. 26 30, $140 This camp includes a day at Natures Classroom on Dec. 27 with the cameras (ours and yours!). Enjoy taking photos of panthers, bears, bobcat, alligators and more. 4-day camp, Dec. 31, 2012 Jan. 3, 2013, $120 This camp includes making sterno cans, lint bundles, char cloth, one match fires, tents, fishing, hiking, knots, boiled acorns, pine needle tea, orienteering, where to go camping, and what to bring camping. Registration can be done at the Audubon Resource Center in Lettuce Lake Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on any Saturday or Sunday, or by calling (813)727-5478. For additional information on the fall and winter Audubon Nature Camps at Lettuce Lake Park, contact the Tampa Audubon Society at (813) 987-6204. Lettuce Lake Park is located at 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa.Get help with Medicare costsSHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteer counselors from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging are available to help Medicare beneficiaries learn if they qualify for additional benefits. If they are eligible, SHINE volunteers can provide application assistance. If you or someone you know needs help with Medicare costs, you can call 1-800-96-ELDER or 1-800-963-5337 and speak with a SHINE counselor More than 86,500 Medicare beneficiaries in Florida are likely eligible for, but are not enrolled in a program called Extra Help. This program offers qualified beneficiaries assistance with their Part D (prescription drug plan) costs. In addition, many individuals may qualify for assistance paying their Part B premiums. Many of those who need help the most dont know about these valuable benefits and how SHINE can help. See the current issues of The Observer News, as well as past issues, classified advertising, advertising information, and much more! www.ObserverNews.net

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2B NOVEMBER 8, 2012 Locations also in: SUN CITY CENTER1653 Sun City Center Plaza SCC, FL 33573 (in Payant Financial Plaza)813-990-0335 Sun City Center Plaza Dr.In Payant Financial Plaza (Big yellow building between the Chamber of Commerce and Sun City Center Blvd.) Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center Blvd. Payant Financial Plaza Post Office Chamber of CommerceARMANDS CARDS During this weeks promotion, part of each hearing aid fitting will help donate turkeys to the needy 941-990-0335

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 3B 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 Its finally here! For months we have been working to prepare for you one of the biggest expos in the area. And its finally here! Thursday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., we will have over 130 vendors for you to visit in the Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach Blvd. And the most exciting part is our special guests: Col. Oliver North and crossword king, Merl Reagle! Col. North will be in attendance from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., selling and autographing copies of his latest book, Heroes Proved: A Novel. The retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel, military historian, political commentator and current host of the Fox News Channel program War Stories With Oliver, North will have around 700 copies of his book to sign and sell. His previous books have been New York Times best-sellers, as this one no doubt will be. We are the first location to sell this new book! They are not in stores yet! Merl Reagle is also the Sunday crossword creator for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and over 40 other major newspapers. Games Magazine has called him the best Sunday crossword puzzle author in the U.S. He made his first crossword puzzle at age 6 and sold his first crossword to the New York Times at age 16 (the youngest person ever at the time). He was one of the stars of the 2006 puzzle documentary Wordplay, along with Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart, and he appeared on Oprah that same year. In 2008 he appeared as a character on The Simpsons, where he played himself and did his own voice. In September he created the puzzle for the National Brain Game Challenge, an all-skill, solveat-home crossword contest benefiting the Alzheimers Foundation of America. If you are a crossword junkie like I am, this is a highlight and a delight! But dont forget all of our businesses, civic groups and charities! We will have lawyers, plumbers, handymen, home health agencies, banks, financial planners, remodelers, and interior decorators. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be there along with authors and gem and antique appraisers. The Emergency Squad will be there taking blood By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Celebs, booths, prizes at giant SCC Expo Col. Oliver Northpressures and Gettle Automotive Group will have snazzy new cars for you to see. No need to leave for lunch; several of our local civic and charity organizations will be on hand cooking up all kinds of treats for you to eat. Youll have your choice of baked sweet treats to hot dogs, pulled pork and much more. You might come just for the door prizes! There will be plenty to enter, so bring your lucky charms and see what you take home!Elder Affairs SHINE Program seeks volunteersThe Florida Department of Elder Affairs, along with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, is seeking people to join the awardwinning SHINE team of volunteers. This program helps elders make informed decisions about Medicare, health insurance and prescription drug plans. SHINE volunteers provide individual counseling and assistance to elders and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare plan choices, long-term care planning and prescription discount drug programs. Volunteers may also make educational presentations to community groups and participate in local health fairs, senior fairs and other outreach and educational events. If youd like additional information about this opportunity and would like to become a SHINE volunteer in Hillsborough County, call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at (813) 740-3888, ext. 5593. Liberty Manor salutes Vets Nov. 10Liberty Manors Salute to Veterans 2012 will take place Saturday, Nov. 10 from noon to 6 p.m. In addition to free refreshments and beverages, the event will include an Honor Guard from USF, music, games and a noted guest speaker: Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times. In addition, there will be tours of Liberty Manor, the first-ever residential of its kind for veterans. The location is 10015 N. 9th St. in Tampa. For more information, call (813) 352-7856, or visit libertymanor.org. 2nd Annual Guardian Toy Run set for Nov. 17The Second Annual Guardian Toy Run will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, starting at 10 a.m. at Tampa PC Networks, 11946 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. The ending point will be The Rack, 1025 Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. Although this is a motorcycle event, all are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The entry fee is one new toy and $10. This fee includes food and drinks, a t-shirt and a raffle ticket. More than 32,000 children in Florida are abused, abandoned, and neglected and even with approximately 7,000 volunteers more than 5,000 of those children do not have a Guardian ad Litem. The Guardian Toy Run helps Guardians provide toys for the children they advocate for. Some of these children are in group homes, foster homes or transitional homes. Many times, they do not receive much for Christmas. This drive will help meet this need. Sponsors of the toy drive include Tampa PC Web Design, Taylored Business and Office Solutions, Graphics Kat Designs, The Rack, BrailleWorks, and Big Frog Custom T-Shirts. To register, contact Bryan Taylor at (813) 400-0448.

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4B NOVEMBER 8, 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 Changing Services? Having a special event? Advertise it in The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current. Just call (813) 645-3111 and ask to speak to a sales representative. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The world knows that the few are more than the many. Rabindranath Tagore Area Obituaries Edith MikulaEdith Mikula, 90, of Sun City Center, died Oct. 20, 2012. She led a life of courage and resilience. Born in Slovakia, she had a wonderful life, marrying Joseph in 1942. World War II and the Communist takeover of her country brought great challenges. Imprisoned by the Communists because of her husbands antiCommunist underground movement, she endured mental torture and threats. Released briefly, to implicate others, the underground helped her escape with, at her insistence, her two daughters ages 5 and 6. Enduring a 40-hour journey of walking, crawling and swimming, they made it to the American zone of Austria on Nov. 1, 1949. Reunited with her husband, they came to America in 1950. Working hard, they built a life for themselves and their daughters in Detroit, Michigan. Edith was loving, strong, charming, caring, vital and active until a few months ago. Preceded in death by her daughter Katherine (1988) and husband (1998), she will be deeply missed by her daughter Susan, granddaughters Clare and Laura, great-grandchildren Joey and Gemma, and her loving and wonderful caregiver Rachel Rose. A memorial service was held Friday, Oct. 26 at Prince of Peace Church in Sun City Center.Loren W. SmithLoren W. Smith, 75, of Ruskin, FL, passed away at home Oct. 18, 2012. He was born March 13, 1937 in Jefferson County, Iowa, the son of Oren W. and Ethel E. (Willis) Smith. Loren contracted polio at age 16, affecting his legs. Even so, he played golf for many years. The Late Effects of Polio (PPS) caught up with him in 1997, so he had to quit work and ride an Amigo scooter to get around. He defeated many opponents playing shuffleboard seated on his scooter. He worked as a design mechanical engineer at Clark Equipment Co. and Kellogg Co. in Battle Creek, MI, and Brown & Williamson in Macon, GA. Loren enjoyed travel, photography and computers. He published newsletters, first for the Middle Georgia Camera Club, where he won many ribbons in photography competitions. He was also editor and publisher of the Southern Hillsborough County Post Polio Syndrome Support Group, and the preparer and publisher of the RiverBreeze telephone book. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Dawn (Fisher-Taylor); his twin sister Bonnie (Norm) Dixon; brother Laird (Janet) Smith; children Loren Wayne 2nd, Jeff, Sheryl (Frank) Tobar; stepchildren Cande D. (John) Wendel, Rick and Bob Taylor; and many grandand great-grandchildren. The memorial Service was Oct. 20 at RiverBreeze MHP, where he is remembered as a past president of the Board of Directors.Raymond T. ValentineRaymond Thomas (Ray) (Ray/Ray), 79, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at home in Sun City Center, FL. Ray was born May 30, 1933. He was the youngest of six children born at home in Plymouth, CT. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Anna (Ollie) Valentine; brothers Jimmy Valentine, Bobby Valentine and Ed Valentine. Ray leaves behind two sisters, Vivian Miller of Wilmington, NC, and Jane Kasper of Terryville, CT, and several nieces and nephews. He was active in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951-1954; Virginia State Police from 1955-1964; and the U.S. Federal Government, 1965-89, retired. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Beverly; a blended family of son William H. Valentine (Capt. U.S.N. Ret.) (Sue) of Alexandria, VA; daughter Deborah Valentine of Harriman, TN; step-daughters Michelle L. DeMaio (Eugene) of Willington, CT; Dawnn R. Turner (Paul) of Columbia, SC; and stepson Scott C. Kramer (Amy) of Elgin, SC. He also leaves five grandchildren: James Valentine (Nicole), Benjamin Valentine (Shannon), Justin De Maio (Gen), Ashleigh Turner, and Ryan Turner; and several greatgrandchildren. Ray was a member of the Caloosa Golf and Country Club for many years. He was an avid golfer all of his life until health issues challenged his game. Service will be private at the familys convenience. In MemoriamAnne Bennett Nov. 10, 1938-Oct. 6, 2010 We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. God has you in his keeping until we meet again. Happy Birthday We miss you, Love, Gil, Keavin, Sherell, Ron, Kim, Kelly, Lori, Ryan and Krisi Biblical figures will come to life at Trinity BaptistChristian dramatist Clyde Annandale will present his interpretation of fisherman-disciple James during the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 11. During the 6 p.m. service, he will portray Israels famous King David. For 35 years Clyde Annandale has been on a mission to bring to life the words, stories, and people of the Bible through his one-man dramatic portrayals. Annandale lived in Jerusalem for three years and wrote many of his scripts by the Sea of Galilee and in the cafs in Jerusalem. One of the highlights of those years was his portrayal of King David before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in honor of the 50th anniversary of the statehood of Israel. There are no tickets nor charge to attend. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Trinity Baptist Church 702 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center at (813) 634-4228.Prince of Peace hosts Ministry FairPrince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center will host its annual Ministry Fair from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. All are invited to come to the parish hall and learn more about the various ministries and volunteer opportunities available at Prince of Peace. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Members of the parish will also host a plant sale outside the Conesa Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org or call the parish office at (813) 634-2328. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center.Good Samaritan holds dinner and auctionTickets are still available for the Good Samaritan Missions first annual Appetite for Success Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction. This festive event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at its location at 14920 Balm Wimauma Rd. in Wimauma. The event begins at 4:00 pm and will include dinner (catered by the South County Culinary School) and special music. They will be updating everyone as to what God has been doing at the Mission as well as casting a vision for the coming year. Tickets prices are: $25 per person / $40 per couple / $175 for party of eight. For tickets and additional information, call (813) 634-7136. Consider joining and bringing a friend to hear about their Mission. Couple speaks on Day of the Dead in MexicoLinda and Wayne Conklin were welcomed into membership in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC on Thursday, Oct. 25 ,just prior to their presentation of a service describing the Day of the Dead annual celebration in Mexico (where they lived for almost five years). Personal photographs highlighting the pageantry and scope of the festivities were projected onto a large screen as Wayne provided commentary. It was very informative and surprising to learn how this native ritual has been tolerated and even somewhat incorporated by the Catholic Church in Mexico. Ruskin Aglow announces meetingsRuskin Aglow will meet at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 at Palm Garden, 3800 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. Carol Holm, treasurer of Aglow will be sharing. Go early for fellowship. The groups Christmas party will be Saturday, Dec. 8 at Denise Jurgensens home: 10423 Ashley Dale Dr. in Riverview. This will be a covered-dish, meeting at 10 a.m. and the party at 11 a.m. Call her at (813) 677-9595 if you know what you are bringing. Meat and beverage are provided. For more information, call Gloria at (813) 633-9613.

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 5B 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. Violin and piano recital at United Methodist ChurchThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, will host a duo recital by violinist Matitahu Braunand pianist Gary Wolf on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. They will perform the Sonatina in D Major, Opus 137, No. 1 by Schubert, the Sonata in G Major, Opus 96 by Beethoven, the Sonatine in E Minor, Opus 80 by Sibelius and the wellknown Sonata in A Major by Franck. Violinist/Violist Mati Braun is a native of Israel, where he graduated from the Israel Academy in Tel Aviv. He came to America in 1962 to study at the Juilliard School, where he received Artist and Post-Graduate diplomas and was the recipient of the prestigious Naumburg Prize. In 1969 he joined the New York Philharmonic, a position he held until 2006. He also served as Principal and Solo Violist with the Dallas Symphony in the late 1970s. Braun is well known as a recitalist and chamber musician. He teaches violin and viola, works with students and professionals coaching orchestras and chamber music groups and presenting master classes. Braun has performed through the country as a soloist with many orchestras and chamber groups. His latest CD is Voices of Time: Works for Solo Violin and Solo Viola by Bach, Biber, Prokofiev, Sung and Varga. Pianist Gary Wolf has performed as a recitalist and ensemble musician throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Wolf conducts workshops, master classes, clinics for teacher groups, and has taught many awardwinning students. He holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Cecile Staub-Genhard. He previously studied with Gordon Terwilliger and Adrian Pouliot at Wichita State University, and also as a Fullbright Scholar with Kurt Neumuller at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Wolf taught at the University of Denver, the University of South Florida and as Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Central Florida. He is presently a Professor Emeritus at UCF and an Adjunct Professor of Piano at Rollins College. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the afternoon of the concert. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at (813) 634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit its website at www.sccumc.com. The Christmas Holiday is an ecclesiastical holiday revered in the hearts of every HispanicAmerican. It is steeped with traditions dating back hundreds of years, and is greeted every year with such anticipation, careful planning, and mystical symbolism that it has become a celebration like no other. The public is invited to celebrate this holiday at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Valrico on Friday, Nov. 30, when the church hosts its Navidad en Las Americas concert and musical travel through eight Latin American countries (Argentina, Peru, Columbia, Honduras, Panama, Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico). The concert will highlight traditional Christmas songs in Spanish and English, featuring the talented voices of visiting guest artist Brittany Mruczek, and local artists Jose Rivera and Mariachi Guadalupeno Den San Clemente. Accompanying the guest singers will be musical group Enlaces, Lorna Barroso, Angelica Chica, Miguel Oquendo, Ramon & Sonia Barroso and Chris Westfall. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets $12.00 adult / $15.00 at the door. Tickets are available at St. Stephen Catholic Church Main Office, 5049 Bell Shoals Rd. in Valrico, (813) 6894900, or Ave Maria Catholic Store, 222 Bryan Rd. in Brandon (813) 689-3561. Proceeds from the event will help benefit the new St. Stephen Catholic Church Building Campaign. For additional information, contact George Miecyjak at (813) 541-1690, miecyjak@aol.com or check the churchs website: www. ststephencatholic.org.St. Stephen Catholic Church sponsors Navidad en Las Americas concert Brittany Mruczek and Jose Rivera will be featured singers at St. Stephens holiday concert. Redeemer women to meet Nov. 14Board members of the womens organization (Women of the ELCA) of Redeemer Lutheran Church recently met to plan the new season. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, starting with a breakfast served by the Board at 9:30 a.m. A media presentation will feature the organization over the past years and will be followed by a program on female homeless veterans. Redeemer women/guests are invited to attend.Brandon Christian Church holds flea marketBrandon Christian Church, at the corner of Lumsden and Bryan Road in Brandon, will hold its Annual Flea Market on Saturday, Nov 10 from 8 a.m.to 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Family Promise of Brandon to help homeless families.Post election ruminationsThe Rev. Roger Fritts, minister of the Sarasota Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church, will lead the Thursday, Nov. 8 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC service in exploring the attitudes and feelings we have toward our political leaders. The apt title of his sermon is Leadership: Idealizing and Disappointment. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of Beth Israel Synagogue at 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd. Open to all.

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6B NOVEMBER 8, 2012 Southshore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Windows 7: Introduction & Computer Basics Tuesday, Nov. 13, 12:15 p.m. Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Limit: 20 Celtic Music with Matthew Gurnsey Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, Gurnsey charms audiences with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, and bones and mandolin. Gurnseys stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for hauntingly beautiful melodies. Teen/Adult Abstract/Process Art Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. In an ongoing series How Do You Make Art Anyways, Instructor Phyllis Alexandroff will guide participants in the history, methods, techniques, and knowledge base for abstract or process art. Individuals will work with paper in cutting, folding and tearing, and clay. They will complete their project on the second night, Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants need to be able to attend both classes. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. eBooks for PC, MAC, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a library eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! Master Gardener: The Whys and Wherefores of Hydroponic Gardening Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Join Master Gardeners, John & Terrie Lawson of Hydro Harvest Farms, and learn about the incredible world of hydroponic gardening from a couple with a local business here in SouthShore. Google: Connect and Utilities Thursday, Nov. 15, 12:15 p.m. Learn how Googles communication features provide a new way to keep in touch with friends, get ahead in school, and stay organized. Learn how to use Google Utilities to create and store documents using cloud storage, access a music collection remotely and translate text. Learn how to navigate with Google Maps. Limit: 20 Book Discussion: The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson Thursday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular BBC worker, and his old school friend Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, meet with their former teacher, Libor Sevick, and reminisce over their struggles with self-identity, anti-Semitism, women, love and the past.Elder Helpline supports caregivers and their aging parentsThe Elder Helpline provides information for older adults and their caregivers by helping callers make informed decisions about available assistance. It is the starting point in getting connected with programs or services that can meet the needs of the older adult or caregiver. For more information, contact: (800) 96Elder or (800) 963-5337; or visit www.AgingFlorida.com. Dominick Galati, president of the South Shore Music Makers, is assembling musicians and singers for two more major music ensembles starting this fall in Tampa Bays south shore. The first group, Main Stream Jazz, will be a new 16to 18-piece professional jazz ensemble that will play the music of major jazz com posers and arrangers, such as Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Cole Porter, Jimmy Dorsey, Thelonious Monk and more. Galati, a professional Big Band musician for 57 years and a jazz musician since his late teens, is looking to assemble a group that could perform for any occasion, from concerts, to dances, banquets, and shows. South Shore Music Makers is seeking jazz musicians, opera singersThe second group he is forming will be a new opera company for the South Shore, to include not only soloists but also a full orchestra and chorus. The Conductor/Artistic Director for this new company will be Maestro Robert Gutter, a world-famous conductor who has moved to the South Shore from the Carolinas and Europe. Maestro Gutter has spent more than 30 years conducting opera as well as teaching conductors. Specifically, Galati is seeking 1) Soloist opera singers (both male and female in all ranges). Although Galatis group has three soloists already, they are looking for several more. 2) Singers for the chorus. 4) Anyone who loves music and would like to volunteer their time to be part of this now-forming musical organization. Those who are interested in becoming part of the South Shore Music Makers should contact the group at musicmakers@ocalnet.com. Photo From Left to Right: William L. Soscia, M.D. David W. Shoemaker, M.D.Joshua W. Kim, M.D. William J. Lahners, M.D., F.A.C.S.THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE PAYMENT, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. 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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 7B our new facilityDr. TRAN Dr. KORAHGRAND OPENING OF THURSDAY november 8TWO 2 4 FOUR PM OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY free! RSVP TO [877] 261-9597 or just stop in! B RING A FRIEND! come enjoy food, entertainment, JSA MEDIC A L GROUP Sun C ity C enter787 C ORTARO DR ., SU N CIT Y CENTER, FL 33573 JSA Medical Group Sun City Center has moved into a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, and wed like to invite you to come check it out! Our new facility is a comprehensive primary care clinic, now with Imaging services in-house! We also have a dedicated Activity Center open to the community where we will offer a variety of free community and patient events including Yoga classes, health lectures, parties and more! Stained glass panel to be raffled offIn celebration of the Sun City Center Holiday Walk on Saturday, Dec. 1, the Stained Glass Club will raffle off a stained glass panel of exotic birds and foilage. The panel may be seen at the club, located in the Arts and Crafts Building on the main SCC campus. The club is open from 9 a.m. to noon, and tickets may be purchased for $1 each or 6 for $5. The winner need not be present at the drawing, which will occur at noon on Dec. 1. At 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Nov. 8), at the Old Hyde Park Art Center, award-winning, wellknown artist Libit Jones will present a free demonstration on Addicted to Texture: Working with Acrylics. The demo is open to the public. This free demonstration will be followed on Saturday, Nov. 10, with a Jones-led workshop on the same topic from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will instruct in a fun textural application of paint using fluid acrylics on treated hot press paper followed by nega tive and/or positive paintin and glazing. The cost is $50 for members of the Art Center; $65 for nonmembers.Acrylics workshop at Old Hyde ParkOther classes include all Media with Dee Lobo, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays; ART for Seniors with Lyla Haggard, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; and Sculpture with Candace Knapp, 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. The Old Hyde Park Art Center is located at 705 Swann Ave. in Tampa. For more information, call (813) 251-3780.Buck-a-Bag Book Sale is Saturday at SouthShore Regional LibraryThe Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library are having a book sale. The Buck-a-Bag Used Book Sale will be held in the Library Community Room on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers can fill a plastic grocery bag with fiction, nonfiction and paperback books for only $1. All hardcover books and paperbacks in the Book Sale Room will be half-priced, and a table of special gift books will be available. SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin; (813) 273-3652. SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price!MORE{SELECTION DURABILITYthe ART ofWINDOW dressing

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8B NOVEMBER 8, 2012 Informative Lecture Se riesSkin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 2 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are found in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer in 2012.FREE DINNER BUFFETwith beverages servedThursday, Nov. 8 or Nov. 15 | 4:00 p.m. 4002 SCC Blvd. Unit 102 Sun City Center Call (813) 634-1455 to reserve your spot.The Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. / Michael G. Caruso, M.D. / Leslee Baute, P.A. www .thes kinca ncercen ters.com Eve rythi ng you wan ted to know about SKIN CANCER, but were afraid to a sk. Recognized for Outstanding Quality! 4016 Sun City Center Blv Sun City Center SouthBayHospital.comThe Joint Commission has recognized Brandon Regional Hospital and South Bay Hospital as Top Performers in Quality. For a Free Physician Referral, call Consult-A-Nurse toll free at 1-877-4-HCA-DOCS (1-877-442-2362)

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 9B October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITYIndependent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing NewMEMORY CARE THE 20 12BEST OF SOUTH SHORE The Hillsborough County Master Gardener Program received three awards at the 2012 Master Gardener Continued Training Conference that took place in Clearwater the first week of October. Every year this conference presents Awards of Excellence and special recognitions for Master Gardeners. The awards are: Educational Materials for the preparation of a newsletter article and fact sheet, Extension Awareness for Hillsborough Master Gardener Program gets 3 awardsthe Plant Park GreenFest in cooperation with Hillsborough County Extension Service and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Written or Verbal Mass Communications for the radio program Garden Talk that airs at WTIS 1110 AM Inspiration Radio. For more information about the Master Gardener Program other programs that Hillsborough County Extension Service offers, visit http://hillsborough.ifas.ufl. edu/ or call (813) 744-5519. First Steppers and Beginners Wednesdays 11 am to Noon Intermediate and Advanced Wednesdays 12:15 to 1:15 pm*Limited to the rst 50 people for each classJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center Proudly WelcomesTEACHING FREE WEEKLY LINE DANCE CLASSESand Run Weekly at theJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center Classes Begin on th REGISTER NOW* DAR LENE Time to Dust off Yer Dancing Boots!

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 11BNoOVemberEMBER 8, 2012 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGTThe Observer NNews, T The SSCC Observer and Current M & M Printing Co., IInc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland EEstates A A ve., SSWR Ruskin, FFlorida 33570 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 310 GaraARAGeE /Yard ARD saSALeE 105 PersonaERSONALNNeed a N Notary? Have a marriage license? Will marry you. 8am-9pm. 813-990-7447We Moved V Village Plaza Beauty SSalon, 16621 Hwy 301 SS. SSame plaza different suite 109. 813-634-5044, Come see Kim & G Gloria.T Thank you S St. Jude for prayers answered. JCS S enior man looking for a senior lady. 115 pound, blue eyes, 50-70yrs of age. Must like motorcycle riding 941-243-9753 280 petsPETS 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 childrens toys, boys, women & mens clothing. Bikes plus much more. S Saturday, N N ov. 10, 8am-noon. 10618 S S umner R Rd., Wimauma. II m 6 & I I m having a yard sale at my N N anas. Jewelry, toys & household stuff. 803 10th S St., S SW, R Ruskin, 11/10, S Saturday, 8am-1pm. 6 individual vendor sale in building. 4947 Bonita D Dr., Wimauma. F Friday & S Saturday, 9am-2pm. Collectibles, antiques, jewelry, kitchenware, furniture, silver plate, freezer, fountain, S S lag & stain glass mirror, black artist prints, pictures, Japanese cookbooks, women clothes, dolls & misc. 1627 Costa S St., S SCC. S Saturday, 11/10, Cash only. 1623 V V istoso L L ane, V V entana V V illage. T T hursday, F F riday & S S aturday 8am2pm. F Furniture, Christmas, collectibles, Barbies, tools, wheelbarrow, bike, clothes & misc.G Garage sale. 8am-noon. F Friday & S Saturday, 1512 Blackstone Circle S S CC. (off Bunker Hill)G Garage sale. 2 families. N Nov. 9 & 10. 1211 Hacienda D Dr., S SCC, 8am-? Much variety. DDont miss this one.N Nov. 9 & 10, 8am F Furniture, electronics, RV RV & golf stuff, decorator items, collectibles, antiques, household misc. T Tow dolly. 672 AAllegheny, SSCC.F F riday & S S aturday, 9am-1pm. L L arge oriental rug, love seat, mirrors, oriental screens & odds & ends. 1002 V Ventana D Dr., (Off Cypress VVillage Blvd) S Super multi family sale. 723 T Tam O S S hanter, S S CC. T T ools, furniture, misc. T Thursday & FFriday, 8am-1pm.GGolf Clubs Cleveland TATA-5 irons, like new. 3 drivers, 9 wedge, 3 putter. Hybrids F Fairways. SSaturday, 10am-2pm. 1129 V Villeroy DDr., (off Platinum) SSCC. 813634-9414 FF urniture, kitchen items, record players, table saw, dryers, toys, household misc. S S aturday, 2201 West L L ake D D r., Wimauma Moving sale. D D own sizing, need to sell a variety of items from small to large. Patio set, glass top table w/ 6 chairs, bakers rack, refrigerator, rocking chairs, china, many kitchen items, small appliances, L L P records, Christmas decorations & much more. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am-? 2347 DDel Webb, EEast, SSCC.R Ruskin F Flea Market vendor retiring, due to illness. N New tools, household items, personals. Below wholesale. 137 21st S St., N NW, R Ruskin. T T hursday, F F riday & S Saturday, NNov. 8, 9, 10. 8am-2pm. F Friday & S Saturday, N Nov. 9 & 10, 7am3pm. D Doll sale. 40 plus years. Many styles & prices. L Large selection. 720 I Indian Wells (off AAugusta) SSCC.S S aturday, 11/10, 8am. A A velar Creek, 10327 A Avelar R Ridge D Dr. R Real yard sale prices! E Everything is clean & in good condition. Hundreds of items, no kids stuff, no junk. Youve never seen such great deals. D D odge Caravan for sale too. 561-281-0289 FFollow pink signs.Multi Family YYard Sale N Nov. 9 & 10, 8am-2pm. EEkker RRd & L Lovegreen LLane, GGibsonton. AA great variety of things.312 estateESTATE saSALesES 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 Be Ahead of the Crowd, Get Your Bargains Early Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged ItemsSt. 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 Christmas is coming! BEVERLYs ESTATE SALES SUN CITY CENTER Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right!Se Habla Espaol Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Cell: 382-7536 Christmas BazaarSaturday, November 10 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.St. John the Divine Episcopal ChurchSun City Center Campus 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., SCCPastries, coffee, tea available from 9 to 11 a.m. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community Yard Sale Community Yard Salemore than 50 participants!Riverside Golf & Boat Club Gated CommunitySatu rday, Nov. 17 8 a.m. 2 p.m. ONLY No e arly birds!Corner of Universal Dr. & Stephens Rd. (off US 41 S in Ruskin) FINE RESALE APPARELGot Chicos?.......................Fifis does!Got Talbots?.......................Fifis does!Got Coach?.......................Fifis does!641-8444Mon-Sat, 10 am 5 pm Closed Sunday6410 Hwy 41 N. Apollo Beach(Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Nov. 7, 9 & 10Womens Mix & Match SaleBuy 1 pair of pants, get 1 top free!Plus the Secret Sale SSay you saw it in the Observer NNews

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 THEE SHOOPPERER RENRENTALS600 MM.H. HOOUSINNG550 TRRANNSPORORTATIONON450 REREAL EESTATEE500 MMARRINENE400 Call Beverly 813.645.3111. ext. 201 312 EstatSTATE salSALEsS 330 FuURNituITURE 335 MusiMUSIC 360 GOlfLF CaCARtsTS 392 HOliLIDaA Y GiftIFT ItTEMsS 410 BBOatsATS 425 SlipsLIPS OR StT ORagAGE 455 AutUT OMOBilILEsS 455 aut AUT OMOBilILEsS 459 MMOtT ORCYClLEsS 511 hHOusUSEsS fFOR salSALE 518 tiTIME shaSHARE 520 ACREagAGE FOR SalALE 530 HOMEsitSITEsS OR LOtsTS 565 MM.H. iIN Pa ARKsS 610 Wat ATERfFRONtT RRENtalsTALS 6123 611 HOusUSEsS fFOR RENtT Sun CCity 55+ 612 AptsPTS fFOR RRENtT 613 CCONDOsS fFOR RRENtT 8083 613 CONDO fFOR RENtT 614 DuplDUPLEX fFOR RRENtT 630 MM.H. RRENtalsTALS For RRent: CClean M Mobile Homes With A/CC. 813-677-1086 646 Wa AREhHOusUSE SpaPACE PROROF. SERVERVICECES650 651 BBOOKKEEpiPINgGQuickBBooks 680 ADDUltLT & CCHILDD CCARERE Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 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 YY ou can read the entire newpaper online @ www.observernews.net Place a Garage/Yard Sale Ad $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Please note date and time. Contents Include: Club Car Golf Cart, Lane Danish Modern dining room table w/chairs and buffet, Lane Danish Modern coffee & lamp table, Broyhill Wall Unit, Interactive Health robotic massage chair, grandfather clock, beautiful aqua antique twin beds & dresser w/mirror, rollaway bed, queen bed, antique ball & claw bedroom furniture, collectibles, kitchenware, household and garage items, tools, ladies free spirit bike, patio furniture & more.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.1020 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center FRIDAY & S A TU RDAY Nov. 9th & 10th7 a.m. NOON CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 AFFORDABLE, CUTE HOUSE IN RUSKIN: This 2BR/1BA in peaceful area of town, close to river, close to shopping, has a good metal roof, central air and heat, attached utility-rm, and a shed in backyard. Well maintained, itll make a great starter/retirement home. Not a short sale!. $59,900. LARGE DOUBLEWIDE ON 1/2 ACRE CLEARED LOT: 2BR/2BA + small den, huge MBR & MBA, dinette off remodeled kitchen, spacious Liv/ Din-room leading to enclosed Sun room, screened porch with utility shed, attached and detached carport, shed. No HOA, not in ood zone. $65,000. RUSKIN RENTAL: 2B/2BA canal-front poolhouse with enclosed lanai, screened pool and double attached carport. Dock and boatlift, fenced backyard, 1 small pet allowed. $1,100/mo + deposit. Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com WATERFRONT! Beautifully maintained 3/2 home in Ruskin with a covered boat lift only minutes from Tampa Bay. Perfect location for the sailor or fisherman! $249,500 GREAT FAMILY HOME, 5/3 located overlooking a beautiful pond on a large lot in Ruskin, built in 2009. All appliances included. $197,000 EXCEPTIONAL CONDO in Fairway Palms! Built in 2002, this lovely 3/2 home is light & open with vaulted ceiling and skylight. Enclosed Florida room offers additional space. $139,000 1983 Mercedes 380 SLImmaculate, seats & top replaced, garaged. $6,500.813-876-4749 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...645-3211 Looking for experienced realtors to join our well established team. 2.3 ACRES WITH 2 MOBILE-HOMES in Ruskin, close to shopping, restaurants and hospital. One is 2BR/2BA, other 2BR/1BA, both have large screened porch, CHA, sheds. Cleared lot, few shady trees, beautiful pond in back. No HOA. $86,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, with new well, septic, electric, and a few trees left for shade, it is ready for your dream home! Secluded and peaceful, it offers great views of nature and birds. Park and boat ramp down the road, survey available. $84,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN OFFICES AND WAREHOUSES FOR RENT: 5 acres cleared and fenced area $3,000/mo. Adjacent 5 acres has 3 large greenhouses with propane heaters, irrigation and 2,500 sq.ft. seed house. $2,000/mo. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AGRICULTURAL OPPORTUNITY. Outstanding property in outstanding location features 18 acres with two folio numbers and two houses. 28X96 greenhouse with end fans and automatic door and 40X100 steel building on slab with attached carport provide great growing potential and storage. All near major truck route. Call for details. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 SOLD!!! Most of our listings in the high-demand price range of $60,000 to $150,000. If youre thinking of selling, wed like to be able to help. Please call for a free/no obligation market analysis. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 PRICE REDUCED! Least expensive price per square foot waterfront home in the South Shore area! Over 2800 sq.ft. of living area with 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and large fenced lot within minutes to Tampa Bay via the Ruskin Inlet. Home has light, bright interior with large rooms, split bedroom plan and formal and family rooms. Shows great! Must see to appreciate! Now only $249,000! 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 2 homes on 1.39 acres on THE LITTLE MANATEE RIVER and a freshwater pond. 4BR/3BA home (2380 sq.ft.) and a 1BR/1.5BA with 1731 sq.ft. and a boathouse. $289,900. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OR KAY PYE 361-3672 COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. cap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free-standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trim, loads of storage. $224,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING! Very well maintained 4BR/3BA Palm Harbor POOL home with 3+ drivekitchen with center island, inside utility room, water softener, security system, gorgeous landscaping and much more! Situated on 1.3 acres (MOL) with 4 extra lots. $169,000. 3 BR/2BA Palm Harbor next door is also for sale for $72,500. Buy both properties and have your own private family compound! CALL ROXANNE WESTBOOK 813-748-2201 GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION! Commercial site located close to Hwy 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage. Zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer. Mobile home on property brings rental income. $199,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FOR DETAILS.

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November 8, 2012 What youve missed if youve been gone since May!By PENNY FLETCHERX penny@observernews.net SOUTH COUNTY The Welcome Back edition always reminds me of the words to the theme song from the 1970s TV series, Welcome Back Kotter, and I cant get them out of my head. So Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out Welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about Of course, in the case of snowbirds returning before the North freezes over, usually their dreams consisted of seeing family and life-long friends in their old hometowns up North and if they laughed about Florida especially the beautiful area of south Hillsborough County it was usually in a good way. Being gone all summer though, snowbirds did miss some local action so this story is here so everyone can catch up! In May: All editions of this newspaper ran a special tribute to Aleta Jonie Maschek as she entered her ninth decade. Local residents know Jonie as the columnist for The Observer News and The Currents weekly Fish Tales report, but the extensive tale in the May 24 edition tells of a lifetime career in the major media including how Jonie managed to break through the wall of male domination of media that existed in the 1940s and make a name for herself flying around the country reporting for large organizations and how she eventually landed at Tampas television station WFLA as Director of Continuity. Since then she has written a series on Hillsborough County history that is available MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOIn May, Aleta Jonie Maschek turned 90 and that hasnt slowed her down one bit. She may be known for her weekly Observer News column, Fish Tales, but there is so much more to Jonie.in libraries across the county and kept up with freelancing stories and columns, and at 90, shes writing a new book. Also in May, valedictorians and salutatorians at three South County high schools were honored and their high goals shocked and amazed readers who were still talking about them weeks later after the graduations had been held. County officials joined SouthShore Library advocates and friends to formally recognize the efforts of Sun City Center resident James Harkins IV who worked tirelessly for the James J. Harkins Plaza outside the South Shore Library that bears his name and is the only outdoor pavilion of its kind in the Hillsborough County library system. A new satellite office for the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance held its Grand Opening at its new satellite office, 201 14th Ave. S.E. in Ruskin where people can look at daily lists of available jobs, type resumes, and ask questions of staff about whats available and how they can best go about applying. The new office is in partnership with the countys Family Health and Social Services & Aging Department, which makes it a one-stop shop where county services and various types of temporary aid can also be offered to the unemployed and underemployed. In June: Grants of $4 million were approved to build two more villages of affordable housing at Bayou Pass in Ruskin which was specifically designed to aid first-time homebuyers. The grants were made to a nonprofit developer, Florida Home Partnership, and work was started soon after as people began to apply. The Pelican Players awarded Julia Fagot and Lucas Coura $8,000 in college scholarships to pursue the arts and a host of academic scholarships were given by many civic and fraternal organizations to students for various colleges, universities and trade academies. Fifteen-year-old Luis Rivera of Ruskin took the Silver Gloves State Boxing Championship for 2012 and won against the Georgia state champion in the Regional Junior Olympics in North Carolina. Known as El Gallo Negro, Rivera trains with Coach Rolando Barrientos and Assistant Coach Arnie Rodriguez in Barrientos Ruskin back-yard gym and ring. Also in June, five months after her 12-year-old son Diego was shot by a stray bullet that just happened to fall from the sky where the boy was standing, Sandy Duran began the Bullet Free Sky Campaign to raise funds for firearms awareness. Donations and purchases of $5 bracelets were (and are) being used to educate the public about shooting bullets into the sky at random to celebrate holidays. Thankfully the younger Duran has made it through multiple surgeries and has now turned 13. Bracelets are available at the South County Chamber of Commerce with offices in Ruskin and Apollo Beach; the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin; and the Chakra Center in Sun City Center. To find out more, visit http://www.fireflyhalu.com/ bullet_free_sky.html. The county began construction that will eventually quadruple the size of the wastewater plant that can Continued on page 5

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November 8, 2012 Page 3 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. will enjoy for the rest of your life. (813) 645-1674 South Shore Auto RepairGreat Service is our Family Tradition $24.95* $99.95* WW W Table of advertisers Whats new?Sun City Eye Associates. ....................1 Tampa Crosstie & Landscape. ............2 Steve Overton, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.. ...................3 SouthShore Auto Repair. ...................3 Quest Diagnostics Laboratories.........4 Boggs Jewelry. ....................................4 Lifestyle Remodeling. .........................4 WeatherTite Windows. .......................5 Annettes Beauty Salon. ......................5 Solar Designs, Inc.. .............................6 The Design Shoppe. ............................6 The Golf Club at Cypress Creek........6 Aston Gardens at Sun City Center & The Courtyards. ...............................7 Acupuncture & Wellness Center. .......8 South Bay Animal Hospital. ...............8 South Bay Gold. .................................8 Apollo Beach Massage. .......................8 Apollo Meats. ......................................9 Cortez Foot and Ankle. ......................9 Shelf Genie. ......................................10 Knox Aluminum. ..............................10 Freedom Plaza. .................................10 Homewood Residence. .....................10 Sun Towers. ......................................11 Sun City Golf Cars. ..........................11 Quality Wicker. ................................11 Riverview Optical. ............................11 Sunhill Optical. ...............................12 Brandon Cataract. ............................13 Mountcastle Vein Center. .................14 John Moore Flooring. .......................15 A+ Hearing. ......................................16 Southeast Windows & Glass. ............17 Majestic Flooring. .............................17 AAA Furniture. .................................17 Total Automotive. .............................17 Call EZ Storage. ................................18 Brate Aluminum. ..............................18 The Perfect Piece Furniture. ............18 Apollo Beach Coin. ...........................18 Howies Plumbing. ............................19 Michael John Enterprises. ................19 Dr. Caruso, Dermatology. .................19 Observer News, Press Release. .........20 SCC Chamber Expo. ........................20 Dutch Retreat Massage. ....................21 Fantastic Sams. ................................21 Bills Discount Furniture. .................21 FiFis Fine Resale. .............................21 Nicole Cameron, P.A.. .......................22 Sunrise Pharmacy. ...........................22 Express Care of Tampa Bay. .............22 JSA Medical. .....................................23 The World of Suzie Vong Salon. .......23 Ruskin Pawn. ....................................23 Sun City Senior Living. ....................23 Sukura Japanese Steakhouse. ..........24 Sunshine Caf. .................................25 Snap Fitness. ....................................25 Hangovers. ........................................25 Tuscan Alley. ....................................26 Lexus of Tampa Bay. ........................26 Safe Step Walk in Tubs. ....................27 Prime Care of Tampa Bay. ................28Agriculture Tour set for Manatee CountyThe Farm City Week Agriculture Tour on Friday. Nov. 16 is a fun-filled bus tour to four local agricultural operations in Manatee County with a lunch stop at Duette Preserve. The tour has two time options: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $40 per person cost includes bus transportation, lunch and snacks. Sites visited are Dakin Dairy, CharO-Lot Ranch, Duette Preserve for lunch, Gary Reeder Tomato Farm and Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery. Call Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service to make a reservation before Nov. 9 or visit http://fcwagtour2012.eventbrite.com. Credit Cards accepted via online registration.Harmonicas anyone?The Harmoniguys, a group of harmonica players formed in 1994, is starting practices and getting ready for its winter performances. The group meets a 1 p.m. on Mondays and they are looking for additional harmonica players. For more information, call (813) 6339085.Port Manatee offers free toursPort Manatee is accepting reservations for free one-hour tram tours of the port for groups and individuals. The popular open-air tram tours resume after a summer hiatus, featuring colorful descriptions of interesting port activities. Tours begin at 10 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday through May 8, 2013. Each tour goes through the developed property of the port, with descriptions of the many businesses located at Port Manatee. Security protocols require reservations at least one week in advance. Groups are limited to 75, with all reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Now, groups of five or fewer can book tours with a new online reservation system at www.portmanatee.com. Tours often fill up weeks in advance. When making reservations, participants must provide the date of birth, email address and contact information for each person in their group. Photo identification is required at check-in. 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November 8, 2012 Page 5be seen along Interstate 75 going south just before the Ruskin exit. The capacity will go from 4-1/2 million gallons to an eventual 16 million gallons a day when the two-phased plan is completed. New precincts and polling places were carved out that will impact Nov. 6 General Election voters (primarily) south of Ruskin and in Gibsonton. Major changes to voters in precinct numbers 900, 902, 903 and 948 in Sun City, Sundance and Cockroach Bay areas south of the Little Manatee River were made. Residents of those areas need to check for the new voters cards they were supposed to receive in the mail. Boundaries for precincts 912, 945 and 960 in the Gibsonton area have also been changed. There are also some changes to 392 and 920 in the eastern area of South County in the Balm-Wimauma area. Voters in 28 other precincts will vote in their usual place. Toward the end of June Tropical Tampa Bay, FL Michael Hollander, owner of WeatherTite Windows, announced a great savings plan. His $0 down, no interest for up to four years, along with reduced pricing, is great for homeowners who are in need of hurricane resistant, energy efficient, replacement windows and doors. All homeowners who respond within four weeks from the date of this notice and purchase energy efficient, money-saving WeatherTite windows or doors are eligible to make this purchase with no money down and have a payment plan with fixed minimum payment or no interest program. Mr. Hollander emphasized the program is effective immediately and he will be able to arrange low monthly payments to suit the budgetary needs of every homeowner. This very special program features the finest tilt-in window manufactured today. WeatherTite Windows come with seven great warranties, meet stringent codes for hurricanes and provide year round security for your home. They cut down the exterior noise, are also very energy efficient and custom designed by WeatherTite, your window design specialists for a perfect fit in every home! Plus, for the next four weeks, homeowners who purchase WeatherTite Windows will get a special price of buy two windows and get one window FREE! As a bonus, receive a FREE fiberglass entry door with minimum purchase. These offers are available with 100% financing, no interest and no prepayment penalty. As always, WeatherTite is proud to offer a special discount to seniors and the military. Plus, our products qualify for TECO Rebates. Call toll-free 24 hours a day for a FREE in-home estimate. These offers will expire 12/8/12.Call 24 hours a day! 813-908-0131Toll Free800-640-3161www.weathertitewindows.com#CGC-1515541Replace Old Windows and Cut Energy Bills with Special No Cost Now Program Annettes Full Service Beauty Salon Suite #201 (between Boggs & 3-Legged Poodle) New Suite Number, Same PlazaTuesday Saturday 9 a.m. 6 p.m. FFS, UT D(1st Time Customers Only)One coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with any other coupon. Must have coupon. Expires 12/31/12$P SOne coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with any other coupon. Must have coupon. Expires 12/31/12 What youve missedContinued from page 1X Storm Debby pounded Tampa Bay with wind and rain, bringing flooding and power outages to some in the area, mostly in the Sun City, Ruskin and Wimauma. In Sun City Center, more than 2,700 customers briefly lost power as well. Friends of the Library of TampaHillsborough County put on a magic show at the Firehouse Cultural Center. The large space at the new cultural center allows for activities that were not possible at the local libraries. About 160 children took part in the event given by Joey and Alexandra Evans June 28. In July: The Crossing Church, which has campuses in Tampa and Orlando, began holding services at Lennard High School in Ruskin, gathering a core group of about 450 people. Lead Pastor Greg Dumas and Pastor Joey Adkins said they hoped to find a more permanent location where they can implement the same services, programs and community outreach in South County as they have in their other areas. Sun City Center residents began a survey to express what they want for the future of their community. A professionally-prepared comprehensive survey that evolved from the opinions previously made known by residents was mailed to all residents of the community whether they lived on site or in another state. The responses will be used to determine how future capital improvements will be made; what will be built and what will be expanded. Results eventually leading to a referendum on how their dues money will be spent. Sun City Center Senior Living (both an assisted and full care residence) offered the family members of dementia patients a look through their loved ones eyes with a program called the Virtual Dementia Tour to give insight into fears and frustrations they might not otherwise understand. Alzheimers and other forms of dementia are predicted to explode in the population in the coming decades, speakers said, with the number affected directly with related diseases reaching 84 million or higher. South Countys Cancer Resource Center opened, housed at South Bay Hospital, providing wigs and scarves and other things to cancer patients who come in and ask for them. Volunteers made it clear people do not have to be referred, or even be patients of a local doctor or hospital to receive help. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the small shop takes donations of many kinds. Wig shampoo, baby shampoo and Continued on page 6X Mitch T T raphagen photo Mitch T T raphagen photo Mitch T T raphagen photoP Penny Fletcher photo

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Page 6 November 8, 2012 and our specialtyCUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTSSince 1987Call today for a Complimentary Design Consultation Golf Club at Cypress Creek Please call for reservation813-440-4576 Ext. 2 All pricing does not include sales tax EXCLUSIVE THANKSGIVING What youve missedContinued from page 5X Continued on X page 9Woolite are always needed. Specially made prosthetic brassieres are also available. Money may be donated through the American Cancer Society as the shop does not take monetary donations directly. Another function of the shop is to provide information about events that raise money for the Cancer Society including the annual Relay for Life. Friends of patients may come in and pick out items, not only the patient. For information, call 813634-0396. Apollo Beach resident John Costa was charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property, defrauding a metal recycler and for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription when arrested, as reported by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. According to the sheriffs office report, Costa, 31, allegedly removed approximately $20,000 in scrap metal without permission from his employer and sold it for $8,355 to an industrial recycling company. U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. William Graeff, 492nd Fighter Squadron pilot from Apollo Beach, represented the United States at one of the worlds most prestigious air shows, held in Farnborough, England. The air and trade show is held once every two years. Interested in flying since childhood, he now pilots an F-15 Strike Eagle, a hypersonic long-range fighter jet frequently used for strike missions that go in without an escort. The show enables visitors to get an up-close look at the planes and latest military and commercial technology and also to speak with those who fly them. Community planning for Balm came together with an Open House held where residents could see a draft prepared by county planners based on public meetings where they had described their vision for their community. Lisa Silva, principal planner on the project, was on hand to discuss what many called a pedestrianfriendly village. The first goal was determined to be to maintain and preserve the rural and agrarian characteristics, atmosphere U.S. A Air Force 1st Lt. William G Graeff, 492nd Fighter Squadron pilot talks with C Charles Bolden N National A Aeronautics and Space A Administration administrator July 10, 2012, during the Farnborough IInternational A Air Show in Farnborough, EEngland.

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Page 8 November 8, 2012 Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic of Ruskin 813-645-8168(on the corner of W. Shell Point Road and 4th St. NW. ) Kenneth G. Kuchar-Haas Board Certified Acupuncture Physician We carry Standard Process and Biotics Research Nutritional SupplementsHCG Weight LossIf we have healthy bodies, disease cannot exist! Offering: Have you struggled to lose weight?We have a solution!HCG Professional Strength(Only available through Medical Professionals) The subject of a 30 year study by Dr. A.T.W. Simeon, a British Doctor.Ginny of Wimauma has lost Got Gold? GET CASH TODAY!! We Pay CASH and We Pay the MOST! If you need some extra cash to take a vacation, pay a bill, or are just tired of digging through old jewelry to get to your favorites, we will pay you top dollar and we will pay you in CASH. GETTING CASH FOR YOUR Gold, Silver & Platinum HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY!! HONEST, SAFE & SECURE South Bay Gold Buyers www.southbaygoldbuyers.com 813-645-1723 (Next to Amscot) FREE Professional Ring Cleaningwith mention of this ad (813) 671-7224 (Between Hwy. 301 and I-75 on Big Bend Road) FREE 100% pure organic catnip welcomes back our Seasonal Clients!

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November 8, 2012 Page 9 Thanksgiving Favorites Choice Western Meats226 Apollo Beach Blvd.813-645-2379HOURS: Tues. Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Closed Sunday & MondayWe accept Debit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and EBTTry our homemade sausages! U.S.D.A.Prime and Choice BeefDeli Meats, Freezer ItemsWelcome Back!Taking Orders for Fresh Turkeys! Sarasota 941.360.9300Bradenton 941.758.8818Parrish 941.776.51998430 Cooper Creek Blvd. 1800 Cortez Rd. W. 8927 US Hwy. 301 N. Award-winning Foot and Ankle CareWITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. Cortez Foot & Ankle SpecialistsONLY 20 MINUTES SOUTH OF SUN CITY Dr. Philip Baldinger Dr. C.J. Addison Dr. Garrett Harte Dr. Scott Handley Dr. Richard Berkun Dr. Robert Katz What youve missedContinued from page 6X Continued on page 12X Melody Jameson photoO Operation Fight the Blight.and quality of life of residents. Other goals include infrastructure improvements, effective services to lower crime and maintain a safe and secure environment. The plan was written with a 2035 perspective of what residents expect their community to grow into in the future. In August: Removing junk and trash in yards was the motive behind Operation Fight the Blight led by Hillsborough County Code Enforcement officers in a 10-day sweep that focused on residential areas in a large section of eastern Ruskin. The epicenter of the sweep was the area between Shell Point Road and College Avenue East bordered on the west by U.S. 41 and on the east by Interstate 75. The Ruskin clean-up campaign was the fourth since November 2011. Vacant properties accounted for much of the problem because they invite illegal activity, code enforcement personnel said. A large rebuilding effort began in Sun City Center as toxic Chinese drywall was removed from some homes from floor to ceiling in a drywall remediation project by Sierra Residential Construction. The effort follows years of unexplained illnesses and repeated repairs. Four large houses on Rimini Vista Way that were among the last to be built by WCI Communities before the company went into bankruptcy were gutted and essentially rebuilt from scratch within their exterior walls. Of the 70 residential properties in Sun City Center and Kings Point containing substantial amounts of the toxic material, about 20 were on track for remediation at the time the rebuilding began and the news story written. Women-owned companies joined forces to improve the Mary and Martha House shelter in Ruskin giving the kitchen and dining areas a new look. Mary and Martha House provides temporary shelter to battered and homeless women and their children and has many outreach programs in the community as well as longer-term transitional housing. To find out how to help, visit www.marymarthahouse. org or call Executive Director Laurie Kepler at 813645-7874. Riverview was ranked among the best 100 places to live in the United States by CNNs Money magazine. The Best Small City ranking was earned by such factors as housing availability, educational opportunity, crime rate, leisure and cultural activities, climate and weather conditions. A campaign to dredge channels in Apollo Beach that began with a donation of $50,000 by Tampa Electric Company topped out its $175,000 goal when Mosiac donated another $50,000 to the project and dredging is set to begin in April. In September: For the first time ever an event under the umbrella of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay came to South County. Carefest 2012 was Melody Jameson photoT T oxic CChinese drywall being removed in SCCCC. Mitch T T raphagen photo Women-owned companies help at shelter. Somebody CCares T T ampa Bay.

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Page 10 November 8, 2012 We would like to THANK all our customers for your patronage and being able to serve you for the last 35 years. Glass, Vinyl, Acrylic and Hurricane Windows Available!813-645-3529 813-645-3529720 4th St SW, Ruskin, FL 33570Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Encosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows CARDS Ken Knox Contractor LIC: #RX0057641 Personalized Assisted Living...with an emphasis on Living. PERSONALIZED SUPPORT Call 1-866-947-9193 to schedule a get-acquainted visit, or tour our website today and discover how we provide our residents with the highest standards of Personalized Assisted Living and Alzheimers & Dementia Care. Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers & Dementia Care3910 Galen Court www.brookdaleliving.com Your story continues here... Stop by today and take a tour of our beautiful community! Please call today to plan your visit! CALL FOR RESERVATIONS: 1-888-379-3966 FASHIONABLE RESORT LIVING Clubs Movies Socials Woodworking Shop Billiards Card Room Graduate School for Seniors Library Beauty Parlor/Barber Shop TripsCHEF PREPARED MEALSTraditional and Eclectic Menus Served in ve distinctive dining rooms, the French Caf or the Pub SPORTS AND RECREATION 18-Hole Executive Golf Course PickleballBocce Ball Indoor and Outdoor Swimming PoolsIndoor Track and Fitness Rooms ShufeboardPEACE OF MIND Maintenance-Free Lifestyle Priority Access to Quality Healthcare Predictable Long-Term Care Cost, if ever needed FREEDOM PLAZA SUN CITY CENTER Visit Today! Freedom Advantage Discover the A Life Care Community 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Apt. 114 Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.brookdaleliving.com Your story continues here...

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November 8, 2012 Page 11 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FL SunTowersRetirement.com AL Lic.#4991A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITYIndependent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing NewMEMORY CARE by author Kathy Laurenhue BRAND NEW 2013 Club Car Precedent or Yamaha Drivestarting at $6,995* Limited Time Only!*with 4 year warranty Sun City Centers ONLY Golf Car Superstore!1605 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL (813) 633-7843Thank you for making us Best of the Best three years in a row! Best Prices on and Powertron Batteries Quality Furniture at Affordable PricesHOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends Worth the drive from anywhere Call for Directions MLK Columbus Dr.MacDill Ave. Quality Wicker & Rattan FurnitureWE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE Delivery Available We re-cover or make Custom Cushions EYE EXAMS$45 $99Some restrictions apply $139Standard daily wear disposable contacts Soft 38 daily wear contacts Includes t and 30-day follow up. Some restrictions apply. Includes eye exam and free cleaning kit. Exp. 12/31/12 $149Some restrictions apply. 813-677-0229

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Page 12 November 8, 2012 Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/30/12 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a 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 within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZA 7 $ 99 $ 149$99 $ 99*with purchase of complete pair of Prescription Glasses Expires 11/30/12 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/30/12 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/30/12 CR39$25* $25* with rebate headed up by Norman Blanton pastor of Ruskins Foursquare Church. Blanton had previously begun Somebody Cares Plant City while he was the pastor of a church there and was familiar with how to get the event started. With the help of other denominations and individuals in South County, there was a day of cleanup and repair for some who prequalified as needing assistance (such as someone below the poverty level or disabled who was being fined for junk or debris in their yard or who needed basic home repair or paint). The sign-in and after-event luncheon and service were held at Ruskins Destiny Church. What youve missedContinued from page 9X Continued on page 13X The Apollo Beach skateboard park opened after being named for Diego Duran, the 12-year-old Ruskin boy who was shot earlier in the summer by celebratory gunfire. (See the Bullet Proof Sky entry for June for details of Durans ordeal.) The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce finished its renovation and has a whole new look. Volunteers and local businesses donated time and materials for everything from paint to murals on doors and windows. According to Dana Dittmar, the chambers executive director, the renovation began one room at a time some time ago and eventually led to a day of community volunteering when painters and other workers labored long and hard to get to the final result. Mitch T T raphagen photo Diego Duran with his mother and father.What would have cost more than $50,000 if the chamber had to pay retail cost about $4,000, Dittmar said. A job fair at the Regional Service Center in Ruskin exceed all expectations as more than 250 job-seekers met with prospective employers. The new job center is a joint project of the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and Hillsborough Countys South Shore Regional Service Center. The Job Fair was the brainchild of County Commissioner Sandra Murman who, with her staff members, helped work the event. To find out more about what jobs are open; what companies are hiring or taking applications; or to learn how to write resumes or apply for a job online, or any job-connected service, residents may visit the service center at 410 30th Street, Ruskin, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or log onto www. workforcetampa.com. PPenny Fletcher photoN Newly furnished lobby at the SCCCC CChamber of CCommerce. Your Community Bulletin BoardVolunteers wantedDo you have a few hours a day, week or month to give back to your community? Would you like to work with children, teens, animals or the elderly? Perhaps you find physical activity more challenging like delivering meals,  patroling the streets,  cleaning roadways or removing signs? Maybe teaching, coaching or listening are more your speed. If any of these  tasks appeal to you, contact one of the organizations below to  volunteer your time, skills  and talents.   Riverview. Hackney Cemetery Clean-up. Volunteers are always needed for weeding/mowing, cleaning off gravestones, and trash removal. Call Florence at (813) 6777606 for the next clean-up day. Wimauma. Wimauma Elementary School has multiple opportunities to suit your specific interests ie, reading to students, helping with math or assisting in the media center. For more information, call 813-671-5159 or visit the school at 5709 Hickman St., Wimauma. Wimauma. Reddick Elementary School is seeking community members to join its School Advisory Council.Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month and last no more than 1 hour. For more information call Stacey Kaminski at 813-634-0809 x 237. Continued on page 22X

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November 8, 2012 Page 13 Specializing in: NEW LOCATION THE 20 11BEST OF BRANDONGold Winner In October: Professor Melanie Hubbard of Ruskin was featured at the annual Times Festival of Reading, after her 70-page book, We Have With Us Your Sky, containing 49 works of poetry described by Hubbard as snapshots of dreamscapes, was published by Subito Press, a literary publisher affiliated with the University of Colorado. It is available at the publishers website, on Amazon, and in a variety of other places. Twenty candidates for national, state and county offices were invited to stump in South County at a public event at the new Hilton Garden Inn in Riverview located in the Crescent Office Park off U.S. 301. From seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to local County Commission candidates, the forum gave each one three minutes to briefly introduce themselves and their position on whatever major issue they could fit into that timetable. Results of a community survey taken in July (see July entry in this story for survey details) came back and surprised community organizers that most residents said their top priority would be a community caf. The results are now in the hands of a Blue Ribbon panel charged with mapping out how this can best be accomplished. The results formed by this panel will be presented to residents by Dec. 15 and will serve as a basis for a plan of expansion. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Sun City Center Community Hall during his Florida tour in midOctober. A preferred route for high voltage power lines was mapped by Tampa Electric Company and is now going before regulators. The route for a 230-kilovolt transmission line to Melanie HHubbard What youve missedContinued from page 12X meet future demands for power goes through Balm parallel to County Road 672 to a point near State Road 39 and then crosses the roadway and angles through unoccupied acreage owned by Mosaic phosphate company and extends to the north edge of State Road 674 into Polk County. The 100-year-old Ruskin Womans Club building, once home to the President of Ruskin College, is in need of major interior repairs and renovations and is seeking help from local construction and maintenance businesses and/or monetary donations. Following years of effort, hospital executives and elected officials broke ground for St. Josephs Hospital-South on its 72-acre Big Bend Road campus. Between 300 to 400 jobs will be created when a free-standing, 40,000 square-foot medical office building, four-story hospital, and 80,000square-foot medical testing and office structure are built in the next twoand-a-half years. The hospital plans to Mitch T T raphagen photo VPP Joe Biden in SCCCC.open as a 112-bed acute care facility in 2015 and have a 14-bed motherbaby unit with private rooms for the newborn, the new parents and family; a 16-bed intensive care section; multiple surgical suites designated for general, orthopedic, urological, womens and cardiac catheterization procedures and a full-service medical emergency center. The Riverview Current, sister publication to The Observer News and The SCC Observer, changed its name to The Current and has extended its coverage area into FishHawk Ranch, Bloomingdale, and South Tampa. Residents in those areas are encouraged to send their press releases to news@observernews. net. Hopefully by now residents who have been away for the summer are caught up with the local news theyve missed and are preparing to have a spectacular and fun-filled winter season in south Hillsborough County.AArtist rendering of the new St. Josephs HHospital South in RRiverview.

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Page 14 November 8, 2012 PUT Y O U R TIRED PAINFUL LEGS INTO OUR SKILLED HANDS CAL L FO R YOU R FR EE CO NSULTATIO N 1-888865-6941PAL M HARBOR LAR GO ST P ETER SBURG SUN CIT Y CENTER Young er Legs! Go to: MountcastleVeinCenters.com For Further Explination and PhotosFour locations to serve you: SUN CITY CENTER (next to South Bay Hospital) PALM HARBOR (at The Fountains, Alderman & US 19) LARGO (next to Largo Medical Center) ST. PETERSBURG (at Isla del Sol) What ails your Legs?Any of these signs or symptons on the right, can signal underlying vein problems. Schedule a FREE consultation to see how our simple, procedures can help! Before and after photos show dramatic results from advanced vein procedures. VARICOSE VEINS SPIDER VEINS BLUE FEET NIGHT CRAMPS SWELLING SKIN CHANGES ACHING, TIRED, HEAVY LEGS RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME SWOLLEN ANKLES

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November 8, 2012 Page 19 Have grey piping??Randy Crofton will be hosting a FREE Seminar on Nov. 16. This seminar at the SCC Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Plaza,will be full of information regarding the grey poly piping.Refreshments will be served. You must RSVP by Nov. 13, 2012 as seating will be limited.Located in the of SCC139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. For more information call813-633-8923 Dont wait until its too late...Call us now for a FREE ESTIMATE!We specialize in re-piping of homes in SCC! We also offer a FULL LINE of services including: from 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. GOT SCREENED?Call 813-634-1 455The 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) If you are concerned about a skin growth, we would be happy to evaluate it for you.Call today for a FREE Skin Cancer ScreeningWe accept most major insurances including: STATE LICENSED STATE LIC. CBC057573 One of the areas most reputable contractors since 1984Since the construction industry is in such a state of turmoil, there are a lot of scheisters operating today...So, in order to protect YOU and YOUR MONEY, nd another contractor IF: (PS: for your information, a scheister is a crook!) Serving Hillsborough, Pinellas & Pasco Counties(727) 447-2000 (813) 684-4126www.mje84.com

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Page 20 November 8, 2012 Welcome back to all our northern friends! The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current family of newspapers is here, stronger than ever, ready to receive your club and organization news and press releases. Our goal is to reach all of South Hillsborough County with your community news and events in a timely manner. As a community newspaper we welcome your input and offer the following information to help make the process smooth and problem-free.Huntley Brown to perform at United Methodist ChurchThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to present international performer and recording artist Huntley Brown in concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, in the church sanctuary located at 1210 Del Webb W., Sun City Center. Huntleys music ministry has taken him all over the world. In the United States, he has performed from coast to coast, with ministry opportunities at churches of every size and denomination. For more information call 6342539 or visit www.sccumc.com. THE OBSERVER NEWS(813) 645-3111 www.ObserverNews.net 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, Florida 33570Example of a well-written press release:How to write and submit an effective press releaseThe Observer News The SCC Observer The Current Reaching over 40,000 homes in South Hillsborough County You dont have to be a writer to submit a press release. If you dont feel confident about your writing skills, submit the information and we will piece the elements together for you.DID YOU KNOW...we have an advertising rate to fit your budget? Call us for information on monthly specials.Things you need to know:free, however, they are used on a space availability basis. We make every effort to include each submitted news article, and nearly every week we accomplish this. Paid advertising will always take precedence over free submissions. Our method of selection includes: the timeliness of the event (ie: if the event is a month away we may hold your article to make space for other events happening sooner) and the clarity of the submission. If your news article includes all the necessary information it will reduce the time our editing staff must spend on readying it for press. Deadlines: The deadline to submit a free press release is every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. The deadline for a paid advertisement is every Monday at 11 a.m., with exceptions on holidays. The preferred method is 1. email and preferably pasted in the body of the email itself rather than attached. Send the article to news@observernews. net, or, Fax your release to 813-645-4118, or, 2. Mail to The Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW, Ruskin, FL 3. 33570. possible. With todays digital cameras its easy to send a photo via email. If you only have a printed photo, you can mail or bring in the photo and we will scan it. If you scan the photo yourself, dont try to edit or correct. Give us your instructions and we will make the adjustments for you. Guidelines for writing a press release: event has a better chance of being published right away if it is 300 words or less. five Ws. Who, what, when, where and why. available. (See above for instructions for submitting). the event, date and time. This should all be declared within the first paragraph. reservations, make that clear to us so we dont just look at the date of the event and assume it should run that week. Include a web address or email if desired. Submit your press release to news@observernews.net OR editor@observernews.netFor more information call 813-645-3111 x210Visit our websites at www.ObserverNews.net and www.RiverviewCurrent.comHuntley Brown at the piano. Should attendees bring anything pertinent. the article as if you were new to the area and know nothing about your neighborhood. Does it tell Who, what, when, where, why, and sometimes how.

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November 8, 2012 Page 21 Massage Yoga Essential Oils Supplements Dutch ReTreat Health & Wellness Your Massage Therapy location in SCC Village Plaza at U.S. 301/ S.R. 674Call Deb (MA55854)(813) 763-0340 Personalized Therapeutic MassageRelieves Stress Relieves Pain Promotes HealthWelcome back existing and new clients. Please enjoy a happy and healthy season.Visit our website: www.Massage-SCC.com Discover the Experience 941-746-00931-800-738-00931001 9th St. West(Downtown Bradenton) BILLS DISCOUNT CENTERQuality New & Used Furniture & AppliancesWE HAVE GOOD, USED FURNITURE & APPLIANCESWere worth the drive! 46 Years in Business! Fine Resale Furniture, Home Decor & ApparelMoving? Downsizing? Have an estate? DONT STRESS...call usWE PACK & PICK UP!Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.slakewoodranch.comslakewoodranch@gmail.com941-758-7222Creekwood Crossing Plaza(near Lowes and Bealls)7343 52nd Place E.(SR 70 just west of I-75)Bradenton, FL941-907-89008322 Market Street(off University Parkway next to Publix)Lakewood Ranch, FL

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Page 22 November 8, 2012 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 103 Sun City Center, FL 33573813-633-8222Fax 813-633-8227Do you or your loved one have difculty organizing medications?Sunrise Pharmacy has the solution!Let us organize your medications for you in a blister pack. We offer stress-free medication management at NO CHARGE. Take the right medication at the right time and avoid medication interactions.We also offer FREE HOME DELIVERY, Personal Service and Competitive Prices.Call (813) 633-8222today and take advantage of our exceptional service. Walk-In Urgent Care ClinicNo long waits in the ER!Emergency Room Physician AvailableNo Appointment NecessaryWorkmens Compensation and Employee Services State-ofthe-Art Lab and X-Rays Onsite Open 7 Days9 a.m.-9 p.m. Weight Loss and Botox SpecialsFlu Shots $25SEFFNER651-4100APOLLO BEACH641-0068 OPEN HOUSE Seffner ClinicNov. 1711a.m.-2p.m. NICOLE M. CAM ERO NATTORNEY AT LAWPersonal Injury, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Wills/Probate, General Practice Join us for our upcoming free one-hour seminars!Dual Residency: What you need to know for Estate PlanningWednesday, November 28 at 11 a.m. at our office CYA: Cover Your AssetsTuesday, December 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Beef OBradys in Apollo BeachRSVP to (813) 645-8787Harbor Pointe Business Center www.law-cameron.com 449 Apollo Beach Boulevard Apollo Beach, Fl. 33572The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. South County. Want to protect the rights of elders who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.? Volunteer with Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Training and certification is provided. Call toll free 1-888-831-0404 or visit ombudsman.myflorida.com. Sun City Center. Boundless opportunities for volunteers are available at South Bay Hospital in SCC. Check out their Volunteer Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today behind the hospital at 1901 Haverford Blvd., suite 106. For more information call 813-6340187. Ruskin. Love cats and dogs? Then C.A.R.E. may be the way for you to share your love with an adoptable animal looking for a forever home. They need volunteers to help answer office phones and do light office work. They also are looking for help to open the kennels and cat facilities each morning. For more information or schedules call 813-645-2273 or visit www.CareShelter.org  Wimauma. Are you envisioning a healthier, safer and prosperous Wimauma? If you would like to see more businesses move into Wimauma, a bank, mini-shopping center, retail shops, national franchises or private school call Lydia Reyes at the Hispanic Services Council 813-936-7700 or email Lydia.Reyes@Hispanicservicescouncil. org Wimauma. Are you envisioning a healthier, safer and prosperous Wimauma? If you would like to see more businesses move into Wimauma, a bank, mini-shopping center, retail shops, national franchises or private school call Lydia Reyes at the Hispanic Services Council 813-936-7700 or email Lydia.Reyes@Hispanicservicescouncil. org South County. The Disabled American Veterans are always looking for volunteers to help the vets. Drivers are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813-260-3692. Sun City Center. The Hope Fund is an all volunteer, non-profit organization, and is dedicated to enriching the lives of at risk children. Volunteers come mainly from SCC, Kings Point and Valencia Lakes. The volunteers find that their lives are greatly enriched by working with these special children. Call Carla Miles at 634-4268 if you want to volunteer. View their website at www.the-hope-fund.org to learn more. Riverview. Still want to be part of the business world, but avoid the stress of a fast paced executive position. Try one of South Hillsboroughs Chambers of Commerce. There is one located near you in Ruskin/Apollo Beach at the SouthShore Chamber 813-645-2099; in Riverview at the Riverview Chamber of Commerce (813) 234-5944; or the Sun City Center Chamber (813) 634-5111. Your Community Bulletin BoardContinued from page 12X

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www.ObserverNews.netNovember 8, 2012 Volume 56 Number 42THE OBSERVER NEWS Honoring Veterans Day with a Parade. See page 13 Classified Adsand the BTD are in Section B of this issue beginning on page 11B. Seafood Festival continues to get BIGGER and Better. See photos on page 13 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 INSIDE: Annual window to change Medicare policies closing fast!SOUTH COUNTYOne small change in an insurance policy can make a big difference. What if your doctor doesnt accept your health plan anymore? Or a medicine you take regularly is no longer covered under your current plan? These are only two of the long list of reasons experts advise everyone to check their Medicare policy before the annual window to change policies closes at midnight Dec. 7. Its very important that you review your policy because every year the insurance companies change something, said Jim Mulcahy, area coordinator of five counties, including Hillsborough, for SHINE; Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders. (Those coming to Florida from other states may recognize this program as SHIP. Only Florida and Massachusetts call it SHINE.) If you just assume things are the same as before you could end up going to your doctors and finding out they no longer take your insurance. You could be stuck seeking new providers after the fact. Its always better not to risk having surprises, said Anna Lonas, an independent health care advisor who explains policies to South County residents on a regular basis. Because Lonas is an independent agent and does not work for any one insurance company, she and others like her can look for the policy that is best for each individual, depending on their circumstances. Whats good for one person isnt always good for another even though it may look like they have similar circumstances, she explained. Everyones health care needs are different. Having your own advisor you can call upon during the year with questions is an important factor in your health care. Whether you meet with Lonas in Sun City Center at one of her regular stops including the Kings Point Clubhouse or call a SHINE volunteer at 800-963-5337 or rely on 800Medicare (800-633-4227) all the experts agree it is important to check your coverage during the annual enrollment period which extends from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. We advise everyone to take a close look at their policy during open enrollment, said Paula Nelson at the West Central Florida Area on Aging. That way there shouldnt be any surprises. People turning 65 should consult someone about their initial sign-up for Medicare three to four months before their birthday so they can understand exactly what action they need to take on their part to best serve their personal situation, Lonas said. She pointed out that higher premiums could be charged in some cases if a person does not sign up when they are first eligible. There can be penalties, she explained. And this makes it very important people turning 65 take their Medicare whether they need it then or not. People with what Medicare terms credible coverage may sign up later without paying a higher premium, Mulcahy said. This would be the case if you or your spouse had coverage through a job that ends after you turn 65. Upon the end of employment, taking COBRA or something else offered by the former employer or employment-based insurance company instead of Medicare is a costly mistake made by many people over 65, experts agreed. Take your Medicare as soon as you become eligible, is the advice of all who were contacted. Part A (hospital insurance) is automatically placed on you at 65 because people pay it in through FICA all during their working years, Mulcahy said. (FICA is the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, which is actually a prepayment into Social Security through the government tax system.) Its the Part B (medical insurance) where you make choices. Part B is where you can choose either regular Medicare or from a variety of Medicare advantage plans that are HMOs or PPOs. People taking regular Medicare also have to make choices about supplemental plans to cover what Medicare does not, while some advantage plans are used to cover all health care needs in one bundle. Each persons needs are different and thats what you must consider when choosing a plan, Lonas said. To find out more visit www.medicare.gov, the official government site for Medicare; SHINE; or any independent agent who can compare plans free of charge in time to get your application in and approved before the deadline Dec. 7. Children crowd into SCCA line of children trick-or-treat door-to-door, or rather, trunk-to-trunk, during the Fun Fest at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church on Halloween evening. In all, an estimated 2,500 children attended the event.More precious than gold, sharing moments captured at missionRUSKIN Hungry, in search of almost anything to eat, he got to the mission on a bicycle, his only transportation. Fed, given spare food gladly, he also was invited to church services. He returned and soon became a welcomed regular, presented with a Bible of his own. Then, suddenly, he was gone. Backtracking revealed he was attacked by a loose dog while riding the bike, suffered severe dog bites on his feet and legs, landed in a hospital. There, visitors from the mission found him, encouraged him, awaited his discharge. He recovered, but soon had to ask if the mission could help him with medication. He needed $2. Contrary to mission policy, the cash was given with a request for the purchase receipt. Soon he produced the receipt. The discounted prescription cost had been only half the amount. Gratefully, he returned the unused dollar. Such moments are not uncommon in the missionary field. These fleeting reflections of unaffected human to human consideration ennoble both givers and receivers, as each gives as well as receives. The moments can show up at any time, demonstrated gleefully on the smooth innocent face of a child invited to fill his first new backpack as he prepares for school where his native tongue is not the teaching language. Or in the words tumbling joyfully from a young Hispanic mother whos just learned she has an advocate who can navigate mysterious governmental systems and is, blessedly, bi-lingual, too. Or, in the wordless expression of gratitude offered by a grizzled homeless Anglo in need of a shower and clean clothing, more accustomed to being rousted than to humane respect. See PRECIOUS MOMENTS, page 3 See story and additional photos, page 6RUSKIN -Near Steve Fagans Mullet Shack at the Ruskin Seafood Festival was a tent with a sign that read, Mullet School. In the tent, along with information about the was a photo of two pairs of hands holding a net. The hands belong to Fagans son and grandfather; they were making the net by hand. When the construction industry went south years ago, Fagan didnt just throw up his hands and give up; he looked to his past and began throwing out nets. His grandfather and his uncles. Its a heritage thing, Fagan said. My son is getting good at it, too. Every Saturday and some Sundays, Fagan pulls his red Mullet Shack to the corner of U.S. Highway 41 and Big Bend Road to sell mullet as fresh as anyone can buy. He does smoker on Saturday morning before daylight to serve his customers later that day.See EVERY WEEKEND, page 7Where every weekend is a seafood festivalWhen the construction industry dried up, Steve Fagan found the answers to his future by looking to the past. You cant get seafood more fresh than from the Mullet Shack.By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net By Penny Fletcher By Melody JamesonMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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Shifting their golden years to a back burner, the Cruzes and several of their children have been endeavoring to take up some slack in South Hillsborough County since government went into recessionary contraction, reducing services formerly provided in a neighborhood center, closing local offices, concentrating remaining efforts in Tampa, 40 miles distant. The stats tell part of the story, says Doreen Cruz Riviera, eldest of the six Cruz offspring and office manager handling intake Monday through Wednesday at the Lighthouse headquarters on Ruskins St. John the Divine Episcopal Church campus. During its first eight months of existence in 2009, a total of 2,797 services were delivered, she notes. That number nearly quadrupled during the first full year of operation in 2010 when 11,534 services and food baskets were provided and bumped up again in 2011 when the number of services and baskets totaled 12, 560. Both the figures and the daily experiences at the mission substantiate that the culturally, socially, economically diverse South County hosts both considerable wealth and hunger-inducing poverty side by side on a continuing basis. The Lighthouse founders are most familiar with the latter. William Cruz, Sr., grew up in Puerto Rico, one of 10 children. And there were many times when we were hungry, went hungry, he recalls. It made an early and lasting impression on him. Raised in a section of PR cultivated by the Presbyterian Church, young Bill Cruz set his sights on a career in the clergy, feeling specifically called to missionary work. He also reasoned, he relates, that his mate would have to be a special individual. He found Dora Ayala singing in a church choir. They were married in 1952, he was ordained in and together they began ministering careers in PR that eventually would bring them to the U.S., first to New Jersey and then to Florida. While he served as pastor of New Jersey churches, Dora undertook the multiple roles of pastors wife, mother to their growing family and career employee in the vast Federal Aviation Agency. Their focus increasingly became outreach to farm worker communities. This dedication would link them to South Hillsborough in 1983 and with a substantial Hispanic population imported for farm work existing mostly on agricultural wages. Some were trying to put down roots as year around residents, others were still migratory, following crop harvests to the north before returning at season end, and most led subsistence lives unable to get real economic and social traction in the larger society. Bill and Dora Cruz established Good Samaritan Mission on a prominent corner near the Baptist Church in Balm. Relying on faith, donations and a constant willingness to talk, spreading the word about their mission and its needs, the Cruz family built Good Samaritan into a center offering multiple layers of help to the farm worker community physical, educational, emotional, spiritual, A quarter century later, with Dora in her late 70s and Bill pushing 80, they retired, leaving Good Samaritan in the hands of their son, Bill Cruz, Jr. But that real slow down was not yet to be. Looking back on 2008, the elder Cruz recalls that Sharon Van Loan, local Realtor and a member of the Episcopal church congregation, began pointing to the many needs of the Hispanic population clustered around Ruskin. Before long, Father Tracy Wilder, St. Johns rector, was engaging in conversations on the subject. And, on Palm Sunday, 2009, the first service in Spanish was conducted in St. Johns sanctuary under auspices of newly organized The Lords Lighthouse. Today, LL is an incorporated notfor-profit as well as a designated 501 3 under the federal IRS code, overseen by a nine-member board of directors headed by the senior Cruz and for which Van Loan serves as vice president. Its day-to-day operations are kept humming by part-time volunteer staff including daughters, Laura Eva and Mayda, each contributing specific skills. Another invaluable volunteer is food finder Paul Doucette, whom the Cruzescall a great blessing. The location may have changed, but the mission is the same, the Cruzes assert, as are the needs and the constant scramble to fill them. At the present time, the Lighthouse menu of services includes a food pantry, clothing for every member of the family, crisis intervention, advocacy on many fronts, translation help, assistance with Medicaid, food stamps or other benefits, emergency support and, of course, spiritual counseling. It all depends some days shakily on donated goods and contributed time. This week, Dora wondered aloud about food items to fill Thanksgiving baskets as expected help from a Tampa organization had fallen through and Lighthouse pantry shelves were nearly empty. The void also was emphasized by the missions wish list in its current newsletter. Among the nine items: any non-perishable foods, dry pinto beans, rice, baby food, cereals, cooking oil and Maseca flour. Any sizes of diapers and some 8.5 by 11 copier paper also would be gratefully received, it was made clear. And then, in the next breath, shes talking about the miracles, large and small, that punctuate their lives. She cites the time absolutely nothing was left in the pantry by noon when someone called suggesting an immediate $150 grocery shopping trip and another $50 food donation was made before the days end. Then there was the lady who wanted to know if she could get a bath at the mission and confessed she needed underwear. Just such a package had been donated. Doreen reached under her desk shes got a small warehouse under there and pulled out fresh underwear. Dora remembers. Looking ahead, the Cruzes speak mostly of expanded hours and additional services and enhanced abilities to help the poor at the Lighthouse. At 84, Bill says he not yet thinking about dying, adding that Ive been instructed by my Lord to give in spite of other considerations. His wife of 60 years agrees, with the simple declaration that theres such a joy in sharing. Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson Precious Moments Keeping careful records is one good way to stretch resources at The Lords Lighthouse mission and Doreen Cruz Rivera, its office manager,(center, seated) always is able to advise her parents, mission founders Bill Cruz, Sr. (left) and Dora A. Cruz (right), of the number of Thanksgiving food baskets that will be needed by those who depend on the mission pantry for nourishing meals. The mission, not yet four years old, now is providing about 13,000 services and baskets each year from its current headquarters on the campus of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Ruskin.MELODY JAMESON PHOTO

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Exp. 11/30/12Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BAR OPEN TO TH E PUBLICTuesday-Saturday 11-8 pm NOW OPEN Sunday 11-6 pm for Lunch and NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com Fall Savings While I was in New York City in about 1980, a piece of wisdom came into my hands that I have shared with audiences all over the world. The story begins on a subway car beneath the streets of the city. There I saw a man who looked sad and lonely. Now in New York it is not the practice to talk with strangers but then again I was not from the city, so I asked the man if there was anything I could do. His face brightened and he went on to tell me, in a beautiful Irish accent, that he had just arrived at the airport on a flight from Ireland and was now trying to find the terminal towers where he was to board a bus to visit his daughter in New Orleans. He went on to say that, once he had boarded the subway, he had become confused and did not know how to get where he was going. Since I had the time, I helped him find the appropriate station and the departure point for his bus. As I started to leave, he said he had nothing to give me for my help. I assured him his smile was payment enough but he pressed on. He said that although he had By William Hodges no tangible gift, he believed I was the kind of person who would appreciate some words his father had given him when he was a lad. He told me that his father had said if he practiced what they said, he could trade them for riches far greater than silver or gold. He then repeated for me the following poem. If with pleasure you are viewing any work a man is doing. If you love him, if you like him tell him now. Dont withhold your approbation till the parson makes oration. And he lies with snowy lilies on his brow. For no matter how you shout it He wont really care about it. He wont know how many teardrops you have shed. If you think the credits due him nows the time to give it to him. For he cannot read his tombstone when hes dead. If he had given me $1,000 that day, it would not have compared to the gift of that poem. The $1,000 would now be long gone but the poem is still with me. It is still working its magic in my life and I hope in the lives of those with whom I have shared it. Since 1980 I have closed every seminar and speaking engagement with that wonderful bit of wisdom. It is also printed on my business card. I hope you will find these words as valuable as I have and they will inspire you to not only appreciate others but to tell them you do. Lest I forget, thanks for reading my column. Without you, there would be no column.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www. hodgesvideos.com. Phone : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Teaming Up For America 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 ...... 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Graphic Arts / Layout chere@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.Award-Winning Newspapers The USF Health Byrd Alzheim ers Institute encourages commu nity members to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free, confidential memory screenings and information about memory loss on National Memory Screening Day, Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (reservations required). Qualified healthcare professionals administer memory screenings, which consist of a series of questions and tasks. Screening results are not a diagnosis, and individu als with below-normal scores or who have concerns are encouraged to pursue a full medical exam. National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative founded by the Alzheimers Foundation of America, is held each November during National Alzheimers Disease Awareness Month. On this day, guests will enjoy health screenings, medication reviews with a clinical pharmacist, exhibit booths, and information on successful aging. Health screenings include blood pressure checks, memory screenings, hearing screenings and computerized balance assessments, including tremor screenings offered through the USF Parkinsons Disease and Movement Disorders Center (6th floor of Byrd Alzheimers Institute). As many as 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimers disease, and the incidence is rising in line with the swell of aging baby boomers. The prevalence of Alzheimers disease doubles every five years beyond age 65. To learn more about Free Alzheimers screenings offered on National Memory Screening DayNational Memory Screening day, visit alz.health.usf.edu or call (813) 974-4357 to schedule an appointment for a memory screening.CorrectionDr. Michelle Halcomb is an associate of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman and Varga D.D.S., P.A. located at 703 Del Webb Blvd. W. Ste. B in Sun City Center, FL 33573. It was incorrectly reported in an Oct. 25 article titled Got crowns? Caps? You may want to rethink that whitening job that she was with Sun City Dental Center. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 OBSERVER NEWS 5 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: CIRCLES RESTAURANT 1212 APOLLO BEACH BLVD APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572 MON. NOV. 12TH @ 12 noon CIRCLES RESTAURANT 1212 APOLLO BEACH BLVD APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572 TUES. NOV. 13TH @ 12 noon CIRCLES RESTAURANT 1212 APOLLO BEACH BLVD APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572 WED. NOV. 14TH @ 12 noon (813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. Not redeemable for cash & cannot be combined with any other offers.RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! Bring this Ad and receive a $300 discount on a standard package until November 30, 2012 Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary SchoolSmiles adorn the faces of Apollo Beach Elementarys Students of the Month. In alphabetical order, they are:Kelsy Arteaga, Jake Baksa, Elena Belof, Kyler Bevill Sadie Bowen, Maya Brown, Jonah Buddemeier, Brianna Cook, Alivia Cullimore, Stephen Difede, Katie Driggers, Carly Farnell, Allison Garcia, Kaitlyn Hanley, Amani Haskins, Aubrey Haskins, Austin Hurlburt, Eric Jaehne, Bailee Juszczyk, Eliina Lick, Nico Loaiza, Cooper Martin, Jordan Mihok, Devin Mitchell, Ethan Mojena, Connor Newell, Brayden Nystedt, Jaeden Rasmussen, Grace Ryan, Timmy Stinson, Kennedy Warbritton, Anna Wright, Sam Wright, AGP: Gavin Henley, Patrol: Elizabeth Cameron.Community yard sale Nov. 10 benefits victims of SandyChampion Self Storage in Ruskin is holding a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Organizers have donated a table to Tina Frerichs Castillo, who will be on hand to accept donations of clothing, blankets, shoes, etc., to be sent to those who have lost all their belongings as a result of the storm. There will also be a table of items for sale from which the proceeds will go directly to the victims of the Hurricane. Donations of items to sell will also be appreciated. This is a great opportunity to shop while donating to a worthy cause. For more information, call Tina at (813) 965-1146.Riverview Womens Club hosts A Night in Sicily fundraiser An Italian feast awaits those who go to A Night in Sicily, organized by the Riverview Womens Club and scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. Tickets are $25 per person, which entitles attendees to an Italian buffet dinner featuring Chicken Parmigiana, Penne Pasta with red and/or white sauce, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, Tiramisu and coffee, iced tea or soft drinks. There will be a free wine tasting between 6 and 7 p.m., with a cash bar available. Events scheduled for the evening include a silent auction, a wine pull, and a re-stock the bar raffle. Proceeds from A Night in Sicily benefit the Riverview Student Scholarship Fund. Sponsors for the evening include, at $500, Master Kim of W. Kims Martial Arts Academy in Valrico; at $250, Carole Sell, CPA, of Riverview; and, at $100, Kanetta Denk of Premier Designs, Neal A. Stubbs, DDS, of Stubbs Orthodontics in Brandon, and Joe Burkeson of Square-One Inspection Service. Build a gingerbread house!Its the gingerbread house time of year. Offer your family a sweet delight this holiday season by attending a Gingerbread House Workshop on Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children and families will build and decorate one gingerbread house with icing and candy during the workshop, which will be held at the Firehouse Cultural Center, located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. Registration is required at either the Ruskin Library Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. The workshop is funded by Friends of the Ruskin Library. The Michelin Soccer Program and At Home Auto Care, Inc. donated more than $2,280 in both funds and equipment to RAYS (Ruskin Area Youth Sports) AYSO. (American Youth Soccer Organization). These funds go a long way in helping to provide scholarships, uniforms and other soccer essentials for the participating leagues. Giving back to the community is a top priority for Michelin. The Michelin Soccer Program partners tire dealers with local youth soccer organizations, providing the dealers the opportunity to reach out to the community. The leagues in turn receive funds and equipment. The soccer leagues are sent certificates that can be redeemed at the dealers store for a free soccer ball during a 30-day promotional period, while supplies last. After a 60-day tire rebate promotion included on the certificate, Michelin donates $2 to the soccer organization for each tire sold during the program. Julie Gale of At Home Auto Care, Inc. in Ruskin is an avid supporter of the program. The Michelin Soccer Program is an incredible way to connect with families and young players, she said. Michelin really believes in youth and making sure they are safe and healthy, said Don Byrd, vice president of Marketing for Michelin Americas Small Tires. This program is the perfect partnership of all those elements. We look forward to continuing to grow and donate even more equipment and funds in 2013. To learn more about the Michelin Soccer Program, visit www. michelinsoccer.com/?league_ overview. To find out more about At Home Auto Care, Inc., contact Julie Gale, (813) 645-0339, at 2003 S U.S. Highway 41 in Ruskin or visit www.athomeauto.net.At Home Auto Care & Michelin roll out soccer balls, tires and cash to support RAYS AYSO

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KINGS POINT KINGS POINT SUN CITY CENTER OTHER AREAS New Variety Show produced by Pelican Players!Prudential Florida Realty proudly sponsors our 7th Annual fundraiser on behalf of THE SUNSHINE KIDS FOUNDATION Sunday, November 18, 2012 5 p.m. (open 4:30 p.m.) Kings Point Clubhouse Clubhouse Drive $18 per person donation RAFFLES! In SCC: An event shows how things could beIf there were anything resembling Utopia among the realities of human transgression, sin, and frailty, it probably would look much like what took place outside of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church on Halloween evening. Huge numbers of children and young people were there having a great time with older people. It would seem thats just how the world should work both groups have so much to share with the other. Cars and golf carts lined up, with license plates from Florida, Illinois and other states, and on the bumpers were stickers advocating both Obama and Romney. There was no discord; people came here simply to give children a wonderful and magical day. The cars were lined up to allow the children to go door to door or rather, trunk to trunk to trick-or-treat in a safe and fun environment. It was successful beyond anything words can describe. Free hotdogs and nachos, lots of games with older people cheering on the children, and, as the sun set, a retiree helped resulting in the unrestrained joy of a child and the lightened soul of a senior. An older woman cheered from the heart as a child dressed as a Boy Scout pitched a rubber ball to knock down a stack of cans. More than 200 seniors were doing something nice for a bunch of children they dont even know (and in saying a bunch of kids I mean thousands, literally thousands of children). In the process, they did something nice for the parents of those children. And they most as-By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.netsuredly did something nice for anyone there to witness it. There is little doubt that almost everyone left that scene feeling energized and hopeful. This is fun, one retiree said with a smile as a small fairy tale princess looked shyly up at the man and opened her bag to receive the candy he purchased for her. For each of the retirees, it was an expensive proposition. At least 2,500 children made their way down the row of parked cars, played the games that ended with children reaching their small hands into buckets of candy for treats, or happily munched on nachos and hotdogs served up by people with no vested interest beyond wanting to give children the unrequited gift of a wonderful Halloween. It was a gift that in many cases the parents simply could not afford to provide. Gas for the car or dollars for the electric bill would take priority over candy and, in some cases, even costumes. The hundreds of volunteers who made it happen were from all faiths and backgrounds. Judy Kramer, a columnist for The Sun newspaper, and her husband Oscar were volunteers at the event and said that all evening, people were commenting on how this is how the world should work, with people coming together and joyously, to others, and in the process unintentionally bringing happiness to themselves. The people of Sun City Center have so much to offer children, especially those who may need all the help they can get. And, in turn, the children have so much to offer the seniors. They offer the unlimited promise of life from brand new eyes, energy and gratitude with every shy thank you as a candy bar or lollipop landed in a bag held by tiny hands. They offer shared MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSA child dressed as Scooby Doo trick-or-treats at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church Fun Fest on Halloween evening. An estimated 2,500 children turned out for the event. laughter and cheers as a tossed plastic ring landed on a small, a smile, or the joy of success when the third or fourth putt managed to get the golf ball through the hole on the two-foot long putting green of the Pumpkin Golf game. According to Linda Whitt, one of the organizers of the event, the purpose was to provide a safe and fun environment for the children of South Hillsborough. More than 2,500 kids attended, with 2,000 hotdogs, 2,500 nachos with cheese, 500 sno-cones and 2,500 bags of popcorn adding to the fun. Jumbo the Clown was there, along with a handful of bounce houses and games designed by the volunteers. It was made possible by contributions from McDonalds and Winn Dixie, along with generous contributions from the generous hearts of the many volunteers. The Sun City Center Emergency Squad, the SCC Security Patrol, and the Radio Club control services. Music from the Oasis Praise Team led by Jeff Jordon permeated the autumn air, and popcorn and snocones that colored young tongues red or blue were passed out as chil dren waited for games and treats. The seniors gave from their hearts, but they got something in return. whatever their hearts gave and then dren left happy that evening. That, too, is how the world should work. On Halloween night in Sun City Center, it did.

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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. Sun City Center Travelworld &invite you to experience a Rocky Mountain Rail Tours event!at our Sun City Center Travelworld ofce (813) 634-3318 Manatees, Plus With cooling of Tampa Bay and Gulf waters each year at this time, come manatees from up and down Floridas coasts to convene in the warm clean discharge of Tampa Electric Companys power generating plant at the western end of Big Bend Road north of Apollo Beach. And for the 27th season, the utility has opened its Manatee Viewing Center, including the interactive manatee education center as well as its tidal walk enabling close-up connection with the far-roaming mammals now in manatee convention. Several new features have been added this year, according to Cherie Jacobs, Tampa Electric spokesperson. The outdoor butterfly habitat has been expanded to include a garden of native and Florida friendly plants, the former shell parking area has been paved with environmentally-considerate permeable concrete, sidewalk has been constructed and a separate walking trail nearly a mile long, offering self-guided tours of a subtropical Florida landscape, is to open in December, she said. Attracting about 200,000 visitors during a 5.5-month season, the 50acre Manatee Center hours are10 AM to 5 PM every day, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, through April 15, 2013. Parking and access to the centers features are free of charge. *** Mr. Mayor Elijah Heath has been named Honorary Mayor of Greater Riverview following recent conclusion of the annual major domo race conducted as a fund raiser by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. During the competition, Heath, a financial adviser in the Edward Jones office at Fishhawk, raised about $2,700, half of it going to his chosen charity, the Rotary Club of Fishhawk-Riverview Foundation. Two other contenders for the honorary title, Molly Blanton and Mary Boyd, also raised substantial sums. The three candidates this year pulled in an aggregate total topping $6,000, half earmarked for support of chamber programs and half going to the candidates charities. Those beneficiaries are the Boys Scouts, Kids Place of Tampa Bay and YMCA Camp Christina. Heath will be ceremoniously installed during the chambers annual meeting in January. *** Forgetfulness Check In recognition of National Memory Screening Day next week, Hillsborough County Aging Services will be providing free and confidential memory screenings Tuesday, November 13, at the Ruskin Senior Center. The hours of availability are 9 AM to 4 PM that date. Such screenings can be useful for individuals concerned about memory loss or related problems, those who are experiencing warnings signs of dementia or Alzheimers Disease or those who may be at risk because of a family history of Alzheimers, according to Carol Michel, a communications coordinator for the county. Anyone interested in establishing a sort of baseline for future comparisons also can benefit from the evaluation, she added. Appointments for screenings at the Ruskin Senior Center, 901 6th Street SE, can be made by telephone at 813-672-1107. The screenings will be conducted during the same hours on Tuesday at the Brandon Senior Center, 612 North Parsons Ave. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session p.m. 5ish, No Charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12th Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 a person, Menu: Cornish Hen with all the trimmings and dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. Monday, Nov. 26th Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 a person, Menu: Meatloaf with all the trimmings and dessert, only 50 tickets will be sold. Join S. Hillsborough Elks Lodge Eastern Caribbean Fund Raiser Cruise Jan. 13 to 20, 2013, contact Howard Elkin at Discover Travel for details and reservations. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin, Telephone (813) 6452089. Attention all VeteransThe Disabled American Veterans SCC Chapter 110 that assists Veterans and surviving spouses with VA claims has relocated. The chapter now utilizes the meeting room of the security office located at 1005 N. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. It provides support to Veterans and surviving spouses in need of assistance with: Benefits current benefit status spousal benefits Appointments will be available each Monday from 2 6 p.m. There are no fees for service and all Veterans are welcome. For more information or to schedule an appointment call Darrell Katz at 813-260-3692. By Melody Jameson mj@observernews.net

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 13 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS11/13/2012, 1 pm 11/19/2012, 10 am 11/27/2012, 10 am 12/4/2012, 10 am 12/6/2012, 10 am Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce 1651 SCC Plaza 1651 SCC Plaza 1651 SCC Plaza 1651 SCC Plaza 1651 SCC Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Hello$0 PREMIUMA 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. OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDSDECEMBER7 MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSThe annual Ruskin VFW Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 10, beginning at 11 a.m. The popular and wellattended parade will run much of the length of U.S. Highway 41 through the community. Come out to cheer on our past, present and future veterans, high school bands and service organizations as they honor those who serve and defend our freedom.Honoring Veterans With a Parade MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSThe 24th annual Ruskin Seafood Festival took place last weekend under picture-perfect Florida skies, with thousands of people from around the Tampa Bay area visiting E.G. Simmons Park for the biggest event in South Hillsborough. Seemingly larger every year, the festival included a wide variety of vendors serving seafood and other specialty foods, an arts and crafts show, a boat show, a childrens activity area featuring Jumbo the Clown, live entertainment on the main stage, a wide variety of South Hillsborough-related vendors and hands on educational exhibits including a walk-through interactive bus from Mosaic and greyhounds up for adoption from area greyhound rescue and adoption organizations. Next years festival is now less than a year away, visit www. ruskinseafoodfestival.org for more information. For more photos, visit The Observer online edition at www.observernews. net.Scenes from the Seafood Festival: Bigger and better each year Stephanie Foster in the Little Harbor booth helps a young visitor with his selection of the free Tootsie Rolls. The Southshore Rotary Club will hold a pancake breakfast at the Ruskin VFW Post 6287 at 5120 U.S. Highway 41 on Saturday, November 10. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., just before the start of the annual VFW Veterans Day Parade in Ruskin. For information about the VFW, visit www.vfwpost6287.com. Above, Rotary Club members Charlie Cramer and Dr. Stephen Murray spread the word from a booth at the Ruskin Seafood Festival.Pancakes Before the Parade

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14 NOVEMBER 8, 2012 Weve Expanded!Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Sales Every Day!NOW ACCEPTING Fine Quality Clothes, Shoes & JewelryMonday SaturdayClosed Sunday (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine 1 See MichelinMan.com for more details on the stop shorter benefits of specific MICHELIN brand passenger and light truck tires.2 See redemption form at participating dealers for complete offer details. Offer expires 11/24/12. Void where prohibited. The MasterCard Reward Card cannot be reloaded with additional funds, nor can it be used at an ATM ( Automated Teller Machine ) Terms and conditions apply and other fees may apply to Reward Cards. For complete terms and conditions see The MasterCard Card Cardholder Agreement and fee schedule included in the card package. MasterCard Reward Cards are issued by U.S. Bank National Association, pursuant to a license from MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. 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The Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach at 6990 Dickman Dr. is open and free to the public, drawing thousands of viewers through April 15, 2013. Hundreds of manatees at a time can find protection in the canal and enjoy the flow of warm water from Tampa Electrics power plant. Visitors can walk the mile-long trail through natural Florida, step into a hurricane simulator, watch interactive displays in the educational building, or learn about the Big Bend Power Plant. Stroll through the gift shop, see the mangroves and the butterfly garden. Its a great place to take out-oftown guests. For more information call (813) 228-4289. As Hurricane Sandy blew by on the East Coast, it curtailed our boating most of the week, as we experienced high winds and rough waters. I saw some real honest-togoodness anglers this week who said they didnt mind the weather, rain or shine, windy or calm. Whether they were driving through heavy traffic or sitting in a boat all day, they were having a great time in the outdoors whether they made a catch or not. They just enjoy the fresh sea breeze, the roar of the waves, the solitude away from the city noise, the fresh air, the smell of fish, and the sound and sights of them in the water. It made no difference to them if they caught a fish or not. I hope you park your boat safely at night. This week there was a report that some anglers gassed up their boat the night before they went fishing, got up early to pick up buddies, drove the Interstate for an hour before getting to the launching spot, made the launch ... and the boat wouldnt start. Some kind soul needed gas, and took every drop that they had put in the night before. I know the cost of gas is high, and some anglers tell me that they dont enter the big tournaments now because it costs more to enter than can be won. Flounder are on the prowl in warm weather, and you can make a catch as they are out feeding on high or low tide. Some catches we saw this week were larger than usual bay catches. Red fish are out there in schools, and many report that catches have been made of larger than legal size and they had to spend the day catching and releasing. You may keep one not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches. Outdoor mullet fries are taking place in many backyards this time of the year, since the Florida sun shines in the winter as well as the summer. Seems many political parties are taking place before the Presidential election. Some are making hush puppies with yellow corn meal and onions, others with cheese grits, all served with a legacy of Southern grace. Lots of baitfish have been reported since the rains and windy weather. Learn to throw a cast net and make a catch to fill your bait well. Large-mouth bass are waiting for your bait in the upper fresh waters of the Alafia and the little Manatee Rivers. Dig for some fresh worms for bait and make a catch each time. Freshwater catfish are also swimming in our fresh water and lakes, and some anglers who fish only fresh water have become masters of catfish catches. Be thankful for our beautiful waterways, the sea breeze, the cool spraying water, and the beauty of our waterways.By Jonie Maschek Fish Tales: Manatee viewing moves to prime timeABWIG to hold town hall meetingThe Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group, known as ABWIG, will hold an open house town hall meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Beggins Century 21 offices on U.S. Highway 41 North in Apollo Beach. Agenda items for the meeting include: update of the three entrance channel dredging project; Apollo Beach Nature Park beach replenishment plan; update of the funding for the project; update of the schedule for the project; and a guest speaker from Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation. At the conclusion of the meeting there will be a question and answer period, as well as guidelines for how to get involved. For further information, visit ABWIG at www.abwig.org, visit the ABWIG place on Facebook or write to ABWIG, P.O. Box 3251, Apollo Beach, FL 33572. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SWWhy drive 20 miles for your printing? We are the local source for business cards, letterhead, invoices, posters, tickets, etc.

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A 501-C-3 tax exempt organization, the Krewe has provided prosthetics of all kinds: legs, ears and even one nose. Its special IRS tax status allows donors to take donations off their tax return. We work very closely with Ruskin VFW Post 6287, The Shriners Childrens Hospital in Tampa, and many other partners to give scholarships and financially support amputees all over the world, said Fundraising Chairwoman Denise Reiter. The Krewe partners with other groups too, including the Marine Corps League 1124 in Zephyrhills, to provide hand cycles to amputees. It and also supports two amputee parks, one in Virginia and the other in North Carolina. Because of its charitable work, it has been admitted to the InterKrewe Council Inc., which is a Tampa-Bay-based council formed in 1992 to foster a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie among member Krewes and to provide a forum for information about area parades and other Krewe-related activities. As for the Krewe of the Pegleg Prate it has been extremely active in fundraising for amputees of all kinds. Weve given $42,000 in scholarships to children all over the world, Reiter said. And non-scholarship help (including prosthetics and other devices to veterans and children) in the amount of $140,000. Money is also designated to help The Tampa Shriners Childrens Hospital and to pay for families hotel rooms while they are in the area for treatment. Admiral Joe Hocter spent the last week of October working on the lead float for the Ruskin Veterans Day Parade Nov. 10. This year the Krewe will be the host float and carry dignitaries, including the local VFW Commander and District Commander, and Tony Zipperer of Ruskin who is the current Commander of the Krewe. Each float takes somewhere between 700 and 800 hours to build and decorate, Hocter said. The past two years the floats made by the Krewe have won Best Float in that parade, and have also taken the honor of Most Original float in the Bradenton Parade. But even though they also take part in parades, including Gasparilla, fun and games isnt what the Krewe is really about. The Krewe was founded by Ruskin resident Shirley Huber Krewe with a Cause keeps amputees on the moveafter she lost a leg in an automobile accident. Started with just a few members, the number has now grown to 45. Anyone can apply but the key to being selected for membership is that the applicant be a communityminded person who is truly interested in helping amputees. Events are held throughout the year to raise money for amputees like the Halloween party at Smoky Bones in Brandon Oct. 27 that gleaned $5,500, which includes in-kind donations as well as cash. Some of the types of inkind donations it receives are help with its website and time and materials for making the special bicycles. Theres something everyone who chooses to help can do, Reiter emphasized. The biggest event each year is the Annual Sporting Clays Benefit Shoot, which will be held for the eighth time on Feb. 23. The event is held at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O Lakes and 100 percent of the money raised will go directly to amputees said Hocter. We dont use one dollar of it for anything, including costs. We give every cent, he added. Partnerships with many area businesses have made it possible to do remarkable things for amputees and their families including purchasing a tricycle for a 4-yearold who was missing one leg and both arms at birth and modifying it so he could turn the wheels with his chin; sponsoring six children a year in 2008 and 2009 at the weeklong Adventure Amputee Camps in Virginia and North Carolina with several Krewe members driving to the camp in Virginia to put on a Pirate Party; and providing a tricycle for a child who had lost a leg in a boating accident. Marty, a single father of three who asked that we only use first names of his family because of his under-age children, said he was introduced to the Krewe by physical therapist Pam Versage at the Tampa Shriners Childrens Hospital. Marty had premature twin girls who are now 13, born at weights of 1 pound 10 ounces and 2 pounds 7 ounces. The larger twin did not have any disabilities but the smaller twin, Lexi, got a blood clot when she was one week one and doctors had to amputate a leg. Since then, the family has returned to Shriners every few months for adjustments on a prosthetic leg as Lexi grows, and a whole new leg is molded every year. Marty said the legs look very lifelike in both color and muscular tone. Meanwhile, the Krewe has supplied her with a hand tike like With the help of sponsors and donors the Krewe provides these specially-made tricycles that are made so that a child with one leg can pedal and those with one hand or arm can steer. Velcro is used to strap the child on the bike. This youngster, Nahomi, allows her photograph to be used to show donors what the crew is really about.the one pictured along with this story which she rides voluntarily at the Sporting Clays event to show donors what their help is accomplishing. She can hardly wait for the event each year, Marty said. As she outgrows the bikes we give them to younger kids and she gets a larger one. The tricycles have three wheels, linked pedals, Velcro foot straps and Velcro straps to hold the childs body upright. The Krewe says donations may be directed toward specific projects if donors desire and sponsors at each level receive tangible benefits as well as a good feeling, including recognition certificates or plaques, banner promotions of their business at events, invitations to join the Krewe at a parade or possibly free tickets to the Shooting Clays event. To find out more about the Krewe visit www.peglegpirate.com and click on contact us. By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netPHOTOS BY YE NOTORIOUS KREWE OF THE PEGLEG PIRATE INC.Citizens who are 60 years of age or older, who are having trouble making ends meet, and who use help with grocery bills, may be eli gible for help.: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) may be able to help pay for some groceries. The West Central Florida Area Agency on Agings Aging Resource Center has a team of specialists who can help people complete their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance application over the phone. If you would like assistance in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), give them a call at: 800-96ELDER or 800-963-5337.Seniors in trouble making ends meet can get help

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16 OBSERVER NEWS NOVEMBER 8, 2012 Lennard HS students perform musical The Stories of Scheherazade Nov. 15 & 16The Lennard High School Drama department is pleased to present The Stories of Scheherazade, a musical romantic comedy, at its auditorium in Ruskin on Thursday and Friday evenings, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7 p.m. The Stories of Scheherazade is a heartwarming romantic comedy that tells the classic Arabian Nights tale of Scheherazade and the Sultan with hilarious twists. According to Holly Talley, LHS drama teacher, the musical provides a large cast of over 20 students with an opportunity to showcase their singing and dancing talents. This will be a very entertaining musical for the entire family., she says. I think children and adults will enjoy the colorful costumes and lively music, as well as the humorous story. Tickets ($5 for children or students, and $10 for adults) will be on sale at the LHS Auditorium one half-hour before show time.Performers in the musical are, from left: Aaron Philips as the Sultan, Gabby Fitzpatrick as Scheherazade, Francis Karas as Nefario, and Alyssa Weimer as Dinny.Prudential Realty sponsors Nov. 18 fundraiser A festive fun evening is promised by organizers of the 7th Annual Fundraiser on behalf of The Sunshine Kids Foundation, which is dedicated to children with cancer. Sponsored by Prudential Florida Realty, the event will be at the Kings Point North Clubhouse on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.). Tickets are available at $18 per person donation, and include a dinner catered by Carrabbas Italian Grill, raffles of many new items donated by local merchants, and a new variety show produced by the Pelican Players. For more information, call (813) 642-1500.Food Trucks return for MOSI After DarkThe Museum of Science & Industry is hosting another Food Truck Rally, as a part of its MOSI After Dark (MAD) event series, on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. Attendees will have the oppor tunity to try food from the areas coolest food trucks, enjoy great games and music, and experience the Museum of Science & Industry at night. Guests can conquer MOSIs Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line in the dark, and check out Ian Flemings James Bond in Skyfall on Floridas largest and only IMAX DOME Theatre. Admission to the Food Truck Rally is free. Additional fees apply for Sky Trail attractions and IMAX movies, and MOSI general exhibits will feature discounted pricing. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (813) 9876000.Cockroach Bay Preserve is Audubon topicJ. Richard Sullivan, Environmental Scientist/Manager, Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve, will talk about Hillsboroughs Newest Preserve at the November meet ing of the Eagle Audubon Club. The program starts at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Banquet Room of the Kings Point North Clubhouse in Sun City Center. Audubon meetings are open to the public. Social time and refreshments start at 1:30 p.m. Southshore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Veterans Day Holiday All libraries will be closed Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. Toddler Time Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10:05 a.m. and at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.14, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers. Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readi ness and social interaction. Baby Time Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Thursday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join our art instructor and have a fun afternoon creating an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. Teen Night: Anime Club Thursday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m. For middle and high school students. Come join us for an evening of Anime and Manga! Spend some time with other teens who love to read Japanese Manga and watch Anime straight from Japan! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Family Story Time Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 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, Nov. 16, 10:05 a.m and at 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-5 with their caregivers ~ Join us for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, please call Jim Duffy at (813) 634-1396 or visit www.southshorefriends.com. Hillsborough County Economic Development Departments Small Business Information Center (SBIC) is offering more than two dozen free or inexpensive workshops throughout November and December at various locations. The workshops are designed to assist potential and existing business owners start or expand their small, minority, veteran or women-owned businesses. The workshops tackle topics and issues that are important to todays small-business owners and are planned to help improve networking skills, marketing strategies, financing opportunities, bookkeeping, and overall business plans. Free workshops offered during November and December include: Bookkeeping Essentials Learn how to maintain necessary records, accounts receivable/pay able, payroll, sales taxes and other procedures. Business KIT Learn the basics for starting a small, minority or women-owned business. Topics include: Smart Start Your Business, Preparing a Business Plan, SBA Programs, Loans and Financing, Managing Your Money, Mar keting, IRS Regulations and Grant Availability. Business Plan Series At the conclusion of this four-part series, participants will have all the necessary components to create their business plan. Doing Business with Local Government This workshop will cover how to register with lo-Workshops offered at Small Business Information Centercal agencies, how to find bidding opportunities and assistance. Food Industry Series This two-part series will provide the basic requirements for operating a restaurant, catering business or a mobile food dispensing cart (e.g., hot dog cart) as well as how to market a food industry business. Getting Your Business Online Ready to get on the worldwide web? We will discuss how to locate a website host, site design, best practices, design software and eCommerce. This is a basic class. Marketing Series This twopart series will introduce market ing fundamentals, help clarify target markets, discuss competi tion, develop marketing strategies, and teach techniques to enhance a small business. SBA Loans and Other Programs Learn about various SBA Loans and requirements, as well as other programs such as HUB Zones and 8(a) firms doing business with the government. The SBICs complete calendar of workshops and additional information are available at: www.hillsbor oughcounty.org/sbic/. The SBICs website also includes additional information for local small businesses, such as links to local, state and federal regulations, answers to frequently asked questions, and recommended best practices. To register for a workshop or find out more information, log onto the website or call the SBIC at 813-914-4028, Option #4. GemmaGemma is a gorgeous white and black female who recently gave birth. After all that work is finally finished, she is looking forward to a forever home where life will be easier. She has a black patch over one eye, but her face is white otherwise. Please stop in to C.A.R.E. to look at this friendly beauty. She is current on her shots. As part of her adoption she has been micro chipped and spayed. DOB: Approx. January 2, 2012. Phoebe Phoebe is a sweetheart! She is a Hound mix who was abandoned at a fruit stand with her sisters. She is going through obedience training and is a good student. She has been crate trained, too. She loves people and is good with other dogs. She can often be found goofing off in the doggy pool after romping in the play yard with her furry pals. Phoebe is spayed, microchipped, and current on her shots. DOB: February 2, 2012. C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, Nov. 8 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 Fish Fry 4:30-7 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 Ruskin Veterans Parade Sunday, Nov. 11 Fire a Steak 1 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 Line dancing 6 p.m.; Treasure Hunt 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Games in Lounge 1-5. Kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night ........................... Bingo. Free hot dogs. Tuesday Night ........................... Bar Cards. Friday Night .............................. Feather Your Nest Saturday, Nov. 10 ..................... 5 p.m. Taco Salad. .................................................... 6:30 p.m. Music by Eddie Shannon Sunday ....................................... 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Free .................................................... hotdogs during games. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. Learn about estate planning at ABW luncheonThe Southshore Charter Chapter of the American Business Womans monthly dinner meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 will deal with the importance of estate planning, not only for business women, but women in general. The speaker will be Diana Coen Zolner, an attorney who practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate & estate adminis tration, wills and guardianships. Topics at dinner will cover the basic documents recommended to have in place and why. Shell also discuss business succession planning. Networking and sign-in will start at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and the program will start at 6 p.m. The location is Sandpiper Grille, 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. The price will vary, since attendees will order their choices off the menu. To RSVP, contact Deb Adams by email deb.adams@bmo.com, or call (813) 649-0400.

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Fundraising can be fun and rewarding T he World of S uzie Vong will hold its annual fundraiser for local T eachers of the Year and the scholarship fund sponsored by the A merican Business Woman’s A ssociation on Friday, N ov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. E ach year as part of their anniversary celebration S uzie and her staff select a community recipient to be honored. O nce again they have chosen the T eacher of the Year from local elementary schools: C ypress C reek, Wimauma, R uskin, A pollo Beach, S essums and R eddick. With 2 daughters who attended local elementary, middle and high schools S uzie feels these teachers should be rewarded for their commitment to their students. “ G ood teachers deserve recognition for their efforts. T hey often spend numerous hours and personal funds satisfying the needs of their students, our children,” she emphasized. P art of the celebration will include well known artist Virginia Laudano who will set up an art exhibit. Barbara Migliaro will showcase high fashion costume jewelry, P eter Zebo from C andle Delights will provide gift ideas, Maran S ilks will have their silk plants on display and Lynn Wise will bring plenty of Miche bags for the ladies. E ntertainment by the Music A venue will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 12 Lotto tickets will be drawn each hour plus a 50/50 raffle will go to a lucky winner. Don’t miss this event! Bring your friends and show your support for the local teachers of the year and the A merican Business Woman’s A ssociation’s scholarship fund. T he World of S uzie Vong is a full service salon located at 3820 C ypress Village S hopping C enter, SR 674 across from H ome Depot. A complete line of hair services is available including cuts. coloring, highlighting, frosting, foil, perms and styling plus eyelash and eyebrow tinting, waxing and a wide array of nail services, both manicure and pedicure. G ift certificates may be purchased. S even hair stylists and a nail technician are on hand to serve you. C all 813-634-5552 for more information. Business slow? Advertise in The Observer We cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 42,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net Come Join us! It’s FREE! When: 11/16/12 Where: SCC Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Plaza Time: 1 3 p.m. Do you have Poly pipes in your home??? ( Randy will be giving you information, as well as, answering your questions regarding this gray piping.) YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! “Please join me for an event that could possibly save you $$$ in damages to your home and give you peace of mind.” -Randy Crofton Please RSVP by 11/14 Door Prizes Refreshments will be served

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www.ObserverNews.netIN YOUR BACK Y ARDNOVEM B ER 8, 2012THE OB SERVER NEWSTHE SCC OB SERVERTHE CURREN T 611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FLwww.SunsetGrillFL.comHours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.Adults$24.95Children (10 and under)$14.95SOUP G A RDE M A N G ER D I S PL A Y S ENDLESS S A L A D BA R CHE FS CA R V ING STAT IONS (813) 645-7739 ENT REES & A CCO M P A NIM ENTS D E SSERTS Im glad to be home. Last week brought the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the opportunity to get tossed on my buns by the outskirts of Hurricane Sandyactually I did a face plant whilst I prowled and compared all those new boat models and the latest in electronics. And heres the fun of it: The item that tickled my fancy was not a new fishboat or bit of electronic wizardry. It was a wood boat. A runabout. Just like those wonderful speedboats of our youthboats made of a rich brown mahogany, boats with singleor doubleor triple-cockpits. Boats that were found on every river and lake in the nation but now mostly reside in places like Lake Tahoe or antique and classic boat shows like Clayton, NY or Mount Dora, FL. The most famous of these, of course, were the Chris-Crafts. Remember that marvelous speedboat in On Golden Pond? My friend, Gordon Houser, who lives in Sarasota now, helped stage that sad crash scene. Gordon is a veteran of the marine industry who served many years as Chris-Crafts most knowledgeable and agreeable vice president of marketing. He now judges antique and classic boat contests.By Bob Black Well, there before my very eyes on the grounds of the Fort Lauderdale Show, was a tent full of HackerCrafts, including a new model teamed with and named in partnership with the Tommy Bahama line of sportswear.. Its a 27-foot open cockpit that shines with 15 coats of hand-brushed varnish and took 1,400 hours for master craftsmen work to build. Years ago, when I was the manager of the Norwalk, CT Boat Show, we brought in a dozen wood boats as an attraction, including Guy Lombardos old raceboat, Tempo III. We put them up by the front gate of the show. Now, if In Black & White: Beauty, character still reside in wooden boatsyouve ever been to a boat show, you know guys will make a fist and pound the side of a fiberglass boat. Its called hull thumping. Its related to tire-kicking at an auto show. But with a wood boat, guys (and ladies, too) put their hand up on the hull and actually caress the boat. Its quite amazing to watch. They make HackerCraft boats today up at Fort Ticonderoga, NY, on Lake George. And if youve never been to Fort Ti, its a treat in itself. The Brits built the fort to contrl water traffic at the confluence of Lake George and Lake Champlain. Its a great Revolutionary War historic site and battlefield. John Hacker built his first production boat in 1904 and by the 1930s, his boats were racing and had won dozens of trophies and set a handful of speed records. The day of wood boats came to a virtual close in the 1960s when fiberglass technology took over. Those who hung onto the old ways, like HackerCraft and the Century Boat Company, started the saying that If God had wanted us to have fiberglass boats, He would have invented fiberglass trees. The 1964 National Powerboat Show in New Yorks old (and beloved) Coliseum was about half wood and half power that year with a sprinkling of alumni and steel hulls. By the 1965 show, fiberglass almost filled the halls, but I do remember a television crew (and television news crews with their great big cameras were a rarity in those days) asking if they could saw a hole in the hull of the wood Matthews cruiser so they could photo the inside. The producer said he knew you couldnt do that to fiberglass or steel boats. Riiiiight! Perhaps the nostalgia has something to do with it. I learned (sort of) to waterski behind a mahogany Chris-Craft. Ive loved the looks of them since (as my mother used to say and I have yet to understand the phrase) Hector was a pup. I stroke their hulls as you would a favorite horse or dog at boat shows. Theyre beautiful, and they have character. And isnt that what life is all about? Beauty and character? The wonderfully old-fashioned HackerCraft 28 (foot) Triple Cabin Family Edition has a beam of 7 and is powered by either a 425 hp or a 650 Mercury High Output engine. The boats have an enlarged second cockpit which, the company says, serves as a grand sitting/entertainment area. The HackerCraft 27 (foot) Sport with a 7 beam is hand-builtas all HackerCrafts areusing sustainable mahogany and craft skills that have hardly changed since 1908. She weighs in at 4,300 pounds. The boats are built at Fort Ticonderoga, NY on upstate Lake George.

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2B NOVEMBER 8, 2012 Locations also in: SUN CITY CENTER1653 Sun City Center Plaza SCC, FL 33573 (in Payant Financial Plaza)813-990-0335 Sun City Center Plaza Dr.In Payant Financial Plaza (Big yellow building between the Chamber of Commerce and Sun City Center Blvd.) Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center Blvd. Payant Financial Plaza Post Office Chamber of CommerceARMANDS CARDS During this weeks promotion, part of each hearing aid fitting will help donate turkeys to the needy 941-990-0335

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 3B 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 Its finally here! For months we have been working to prepare for you one of the biggest expos in the area. And its finally here! Thursday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., we will have over 130 vendors for you to visit in the Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach Blvd. And the most exciting part is our special guests: Col. Oliver North and crossword king, Merl Reagle! Col. North will be in attendance from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., selling and autographing copies of his latest book, Heroes Proved: A Novel. The retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel, military historian, political commentator and current host of the Fox News Channel program War Stories With Oliver, North will have around 700 copies of his book to sign and sell. His previous books have been New York Times best-sellers, as this one no doubt will be. We are the first location to sell this new book! They are not in stores yet! Merl Reagle is also the Sunday crossword creator for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and over 40 other major newspapers. Games Magazine has called him the best Sunday crossword puzzle author in the U.S. He made his first crossword puzzle at age 6 and sold his first crossword to the New York Times at age 16 (the youngest person ever at the time). He was one of the stars of the 2006 puzzle documentary Wordplay, along with Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart, and he appeared on Oprah that same year. In 2008 he appeared as a character on The Simpsons, where he played himself and did his own voice. In September he created the puzzle for the National Brain Game Challenge, an all-skill, solveat-home crossword contest benefiting the Alzheimers Foundation of America. If you are a crossword junkie like I am, this is a highlight and a delight! But dont forget all of our businesses, civic groups and charities! We will have lawyers, plumbers, handymen, home health agencies, banks, financial planners, remodelers, and interior decorators. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be there along with authors and gem and antique appraisers. The Emergency Squad will be there taking blood By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Celebs, booths, prizes at giant SCC Expo Col. Oliver Northpressures and Gettle Automotive Group will have snazzy new cars for you to see. No need to leave for lunch; several of our local civic and charity organizations will be on hand cooking up all kinds of treats for you to eat. Youll have your choice of baked sweet treats to hot dogs, pulled pork and much more. You might come just for the door prizes! There will be plenty to enter, so bring your lucky charms and see what you take home!Elder Affairs SHINE Program seeks volunteersThe Florida Department of Elder Affairs, along with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, is seeking people to join the awardwinning SHINE team of volunteers. This program helps elders make informed decisions about Medicare, health insurance and prescription drug plans. SHINE volunteers provide individual counseling and assistance to elders and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare plan choices, long-term care planning and prescription discount drug programs. Volunteers may also make educational presentations to community groups and participate in local health fairs, senior fairs and other outreach and educational events. If youd like additional information about this opportunity and would like to become a SHINE volunteer in Hillsborough County, call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at (813) 740-3888, ext. 5593. Liberty Manor salutes Vets Nov. 10Liberty Manors Salute to Veterans 2012 will take place Saturday, Nov. 10 from noon to 6 p.m. In addition to free refreshments and beverages, the event will include an Honor Guard from USF, music, games and a noted guest speaker: Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times. In addition, there will be tours of Liberty Manor, the first-ever residential of its kind for veterans. The location is 10015 N. 9th St. in Tampa. For more information, call (813) 352-7856, or visit libertymanor.org. 2nd Annual Guardian Toy Run set for Nov. 17The Second Annual Guardian Toy Run will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, starting at 10 a.m. at Tampa PC Networks, 11946 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. The ending point will be The Rack, 1025 Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. Although this is a motorcycle event, all are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The entry fee is one new toy and $10. This fee includes food and drinks, a t-shirt and a raffle ticket. More than 32,000 children in Florida are abused, abandoned, and neglected and even with approximately 7,000 volunteers more than 5,000 of those children do not have a Guardian ad Litem. The Guardian Toy Run helps Guardians provide toys for the children they advocate for. Some of these children are in group homes, foster homes or transitional homes. Many times, they do not receive much for Christmas. This drive will help meet this need. Sponsors of the toy drive include Tampa PC Web Design, Taylored Business and Office Solutions, Graphics Kat Designs, The Rack, Braille Works, and Big Frog Custom T-Shirts. To register, contact Bryan Taylor at (813) 400-0448.

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4B NOVEMBER 8, 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 Changing Services? Having a special event? Advertise it in The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current. Just call (813) 645-3111 and ask to speak to a sales representative. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The world knows that the few are more than the many. Rabindranath Tagore Area Obituaries Edith MikulaEdith Mikula, 90, of Sun City Center, died Oct. 20, 2012. She led a life of courage and resilience. Born in Slovakia, she had a wonderful life, marrying Joseph in 1942. World War II and the Communist takeover of her country brought great challenges. Imprisoned by the Communists because of her husbands antiCommunist underground movement, she endured mental torture and threats. Released briefly, to implicate others, the underground helped her escape with, at her insistence, her two daughters ages 5 and 6. Enduring a 40-hour journey of walking, crawling and swimming, they made it to the American zone of Austria on Nov. 1, 1949. Reunited with her husband, they came to America in 1950. Working hard, they built a life for themselves and their daughters in Detroit, Michigan. Edith was loving, strong, charming, caring, vital and active until a few months ago. Preceded in death by her daughter Katherine (1988) and husband (1998), she will be deeply missed by her daughter Susan, granddaughters Clare and Laura, great-grandchildren Joey and Gemma, and her loving and wonderful caregiver Rachel Rose. A memorial service was held Friday, Oct. 26 at Prince of Peace Church in Sun City Center.Loren W. SmithLoren W. Smith, 75, of Ruskin, FL, passed away at home Oct. 18, 2012. He was born March 13, 1937 in Jefferson County, Iowa, the son of Oren W. and Ethel E. (Willis) Smith. Loren contracted polio at age 16, affecting his legs. Even so, he played golf for many years. The Late Effects of Polio (PPS) caught up with him in 1997, so he had to quit work and ride an Amigo scooter to get around. He defeated many opponents playing shuffleboard seated on his scooter. He worked as a design mechanical engineer at Clark Equipment Co. and Kellogg Co. in Battle Creek, MI, and Brown & Williamson in Macon, GA. Loren enjoyed travel, photography and computers. He published newsletters, first for the Middle Georgia Camera Club, where he won many ribbons in photography competitions. He was also editor and publisher of the Southern Hillsborough County Post Polio Syndrome Support Group, and the preparer and publisher of the RiverBreeze telephone book. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Dawn (Fisher-Taylor); his twin sister Bonnie (Norm) Dixon; brother Laird (Janet) Smith; children Loren Wayne 2nd, Jeff, Sheryl (Frank) Tobar; stepchildren Cande D. (John) Wendel, Rick and Bob Taylor; and many grandand great-grandchildren. The memorial Service was Oct. 20 at RiverBreeze MHP, where he is remembered as a past president of the Board of Directors.Raymond T. ValentineRaymond Thomas (Ray) (Ray/Ray), 79, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at home in Sun City Center, FL. Ray was born May 30, 1933. He was the youngest of six children born at home in Plymouth, CT. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Anna (Ollie) Valentine; brothers Jimmy Valentine, Bobby Valentine and Ed Valentine. Ray leaves behind two sisters, Vivian Miller of Wilmington, NC, and Jane Kasper of Terryville, CT, and several nieces and nephews. He was active in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951-1954; Virginia State Police from 1955-1964; and the U.S. Federal Government, 1965-89, retired. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Beverly; a blended family of son William H. Valentine (Capt. U.S.N. Ret.) (Sue) of Alexandria, VA; daughter Deborah Valentine of Harriman, TN; step-daughters Michelle L. DeMaio (Eugene) of Willington, CT; Dawnn R. Turner (Paul) of Columbia, SC; and stepson Scott C. Kramer (Amy) of Elgin, SC. He also leaves five grandchildren: James Valentine (Nicole), Benjamin Valentine (Shannon), Justin De Maio (Gen), Ashleigh Turner, and Ryan Turner; and several greatgrandchildren. Ray was a member of the Caloosa Golf and Country Club for many years. He was an avid golfer all of his life until health issues challenged his game. Service will be private at the familys convenience. In MemoriamAnne Bennett Nov. 10, 1938-Oct. 6, 2010 We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. God has you in his keeping until we meet again. Happy Birthday We miss you, Love, Gil, Keavin, Sherell, Ron, Kim, Kelly, Lori, Ryan and Krisi Biblical figures will come to life at Trinity BaptistChristian dramatist Clyde Annandale will present his interpreta tion of fisherman-disciple James during the 10:30 a.m. service at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 11. During the 6 p.m. service, he will portray Israels famous King David. For 35 years Clyde Annandale has been on a mission to bring to life the words, stories, and people of the Bible through his one-man dramatic portrayals. Annandale lived in Jerusalem for three years and wrote many of his scripts by the Sea of Galilee and in the cafs in Jerusalem. One of the highlights of those years was his portrayal of King David before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in honor of the 50th anniversary of the statehood of Israel. There are no tickets nor charge to attend. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Trinity Baptist Church 702 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center at (813) 634-4228.Prince of Peace hosts Ministry FairPrince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center will host its annual Ministry Fair from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. All are invited to come to the par ish hall and learn more about the various ministries and volunteer opportunities available at Prince of Peace. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Members of the parish will also host a plant sale outside the Conesa Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org or call the parish office at (813) 634-2328. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center.Good Samaritan holds dinner and auctionTickets are still available for the Good Samaritan Missions first annual Appetite for Success Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction. This festive event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at its location at 14920 Balm Wimauma Rd. in Wimauma. The event begins at 4:00 pm and will include dinner (catered by the South County Culinary School) and special music. They will be updating everyone as to what God has been doing at the Mission as well as casting a vision for the coming year. Tickets prices are: $25 per person / $40 per couple / $175 for party of eight. For tickets and additional information, call (813) 634-7136. Consider joining and bringing a friend to hear about their Mission. Couple speaks on Day of the Dead in MexicoLinda and Wayne Conklin were welcomed into membership in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC on Thursday, Oct. 25 ,just prior to their presentation of a service describing the Day of the Dead annual celebration in Mexico (where they lived for almost five years). Personal photographs highlighting the pageantry and scope of the festivities were projected onto a large screen as Wayne provided commentary. It was very informative and surprising to learn how this native ritual has been tolerated and even somewhat incorporated by the Catholic Church in Mexico. Ruskin Aglow announces meetingsRuskin Aglow will meet at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 at Palm Garden, 3800 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. Carol Holm, treasurer of Aglow will be sharing. Go early for fellowship. The groups Christmas party will be Saturday, Dec. 8 at Denise Jurgensens home: 10423 Ashley Dale Dr. in Riverview. This will be a covered-dish, meeting at 10 a.m. and the party at 11 a.m. Call her at (813) 677-9595 if you know what you are bringing. Meat and bever age are provided. For more information, call Gloria at (813) 633-9613.

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 5B 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. Violin and piano recital at United Methodist ChurchThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, will host a duo recital by violinist Matitahu Braunand pianist Gary Wolf on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. They will perform the Sonatina in D Major, Opus 137, No. 1 by Schubert, the Sonata in G Major, Opus 96 by Beethoven, the Sonatine in E Minor, Opus 80 by Sibelius and the wellknown Sonata in A Major by Franck. Violinist/Violist Mati Braun is a native of Israel, where he graduated from the Israel Academy in Tel Aviv. He came to America in 1962 to study at the Juilliard School, where he received Artist and Post-Graduate diplomas and was the recipient of the prestigious Naumburg Prize. In 1969 he joined the New York Philharmonic, a position he held until 2006. He also served as Principal and Solo Violist with the Dallas Symphony in the late 1970s. Braun is well known as a recitalist and chamber musician. He teaches violin and viola, works with students and professionals coaching orchestras and chamber music groups and presenting master classes. Braun has performed through the country as a soloist with many orchestras and chamber groups. His latest CD is Voices of Time: Works for Solo Violin and Solo Viola by Bach, Biber, Prokofiev, Sung and Varga. Pianist Gary Wolf has performed as a recitalist and ensemble musician throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Wolf conducts workshops, master classes, clinics for teacher groups, and has taught many awardwinning students. He holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Cecile Staub-Genhard. He previously studied with Gordon Terwilliger and Adrian Pouliot at Wichita State University, and also as a Fullbright Scholar with Kurt Neumuller at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Wolf taught at the University of Denver, the University of South Florida and as Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Central Florida. He is presently a Professor Emeritus at UCF and an Adjunct Professor of Piano at Rollins College. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the afternoon of the concert. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at (813) 634-2539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit its website at www.sccumc.com. The Christmas Holiday is an ecclesiastical holiday revered in the hearts of every HispanicAmerican. It is steeped with traditions dating back hundreds of years, and is greeted every year with such anticipation, careful planning, and mystical symbolism that it has become a celebration like no other. The public is invited to celebrate this holiday at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Valrico on Friday, Nov. 30, when the church hosts its Navidad en Las Americas concert and musical travel through eight Latin American countries (Argentina, Peru, Columbia, Honduras, Panama, Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico). The concert will highlight traditional Christmas songs in Spanish and English, featuring the talented voices of visiting guest artist Brittany Mruczek, and local artists Jose Rivera and Mariachi Guadalupeno Den San Clemente. Accompanying the guest singers will be musical group Enlaces, Lorna Barroso, Angelica Chica, Miguel Oquendo, Ramon & Sonia Barroso and Chris Westfall. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets $12.00 adult / $15.00 at the door. Tickets are available at St. Stephen Catholic Church Main Office, 5049 Bell Shoals Rd. in Valrico, (813) 6894900, or Ave Maria Catholic Store, 222 Bryan Rd. in Brandon (813) 689-3561. Proceeds from the event will help benefit the new St. Stephen Catholic Church Building Campaign. For additional information, contact George Miecyjak at (813) 541-1690, miecyjak@aol.com or check the churchs website: www. ststephencatholic.org.St. Stephen Catholic Church sponsors Navidad en Las Americas concert Brittany Mruczek and Jose Rivera will be featured singers at St. Stephens holiday concert. Redeemer women to meet Nov. 14Board members of the womens organization (Women of the ELCA) of Redeemer Lutheran Church recently met to plan the new season. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, starting with a breakfast served by the Board at 9:30 a.m. A media presentation will feature the organization over the past years and will be followed by a program on female homeless veterans. Redeemer women/guests are invited to attend.Brandon Christian Church holds flea marketBrandon Christian Church, at the corner of Lumsden and Bryan Road in Brandon, will hold its Annual Flea Market on Saturday, Nov 10 from 8 a.m.to 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Family Promise of Brandon to help homeless families.Post election ruminationsThe Rev. Roger Fritts, minister of the Sarasota Unitarian Univer salist (UU) Church, will lead the Thursday, Nov. 8 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC ser vice in exploring the attitudes and feelings we have toward our politi cal leaders. The apt title of his ser mon is Leadership: Idealizing and Disappointment. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of Beth Israel Synagogue at 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd. Open to all.

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6B NOVEMBER 8, 2012 Southshore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Windows 7: Introduction & Computer Basics Tuesday, Nov. 13, 12:15 p.m. Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Limit: 20 Celtic Music with Matthew Gurnsey Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, Gurnsey charms audiences with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, and bones and mandolin. Gurnseys stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for hauntingly beautiful melodies. Teen/Adult Abstract/Process Art Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. In an ongoing series How Do You Make Art Anyways, Instructor Phyllis Alexandroff will guide participants in the history, methods, tech niques, and knowledge base for abstract or process art. Individuals will work with paper in cutting, folding and tearing, and clay. They will complete their project on the second night, Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants need to be able to attend both classes. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652. eBooks for PC, MAC, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:15 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read onto a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digital Editions and learn how to check out a library eBook using OverDrive and Freading. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask us questions! Master Gardener: The Whys and Wherefores of Hydroponic Gardening Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Join Master Gardeners, John & Terrie Lawson of Hydro Harvest Farms, and learn about the incredible world of hydroponic gardening from a couple with a local business here in SouthShore. Google: Connect and Utilities Thursday, Nov. 15, 12:15 p.m. Learn how Googles communication features provide a new way to keep in touch with friends, get ahead in school, and stay organized. Learn how to use Google Utilities to create and store documents using cloud storage, access a music collection remotely and translate text. Learn how to navigate with Google Maps. Limit: 20 Book Discussion: The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson Thursday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular BBC worker, and his old school friend Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, meet with their former teacher, Libor Sevick, and reminisce over their struggles with self-identity, anti-Semitism, women, love and the past.Elder Helpline supports caregivers and their aging parentsThe Elder Helpline provides information for older adults and their caregivers by helping call ers make informed decisions about available assistance. It is the starting point in getting connected with programs or ser vices that can meet the needs of the older adult or caregiver. For more information, contact: (800) 96Elder or (800) 963-5337; or visit www.AgingFlorida.com. Dominick Galati, president of the South Shore Music Makers, is assembling musicians and singers for two more major music ensembles starting this fall in Tampa Bays south shore. The first group, Main Stream Jazz, will be a new 16to 18-piece professional jazz ensemble that will play the music of major jazz com posers and arrangers, such as Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Cole Porter, Jimmy Dorsey, Thelonious Monk and more. Galati, a professional Big Band musician for 57 years and a jazz musician since his late teens, is looking to assemble a group that could perform for any occasion, from concerts, to dances, banquets, and shows. South Shore Music Makers is seeking jazz musicians, opera singersThe second group he is forming will be a new opera company for the South Shore, to include not only soloists but also a full or chestra and chorus. The Conductor/Artistic Director for this new company will be Maestro Robert Gutter, a world-famous conductor who has moved to the South Shore from the Carolinas and Europe. Maestro Gutter has spent more than 30 years conducting opera as well as teaching conductors. Specifically, Galati is seeking 1) Soloist opera singers (both male and female in all ranges). Although Galatis group has three soloists already, they are looking for several more. 2) Singers for the chorus. 4) Anyone who loves music and would like to volunteer their time to be part of this now-forming musical organization. Those who are interested in becoming part of the South Shore Music Makers should contact the group at musicmakers@ocalnet.com. Photo From Left to Right: William L. Soscia, M.D. David W. Shoemaker, M.D.Joshua W. Kim, M.D. William J. Lahners, M.D., F.A.C.S.THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE PAYMENT, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. Laser Cataract Surgery RSVP: 941-925-2020CenterForSight.net/SeminarsAttend a FREE Seminar If cataracts cloud your vision, come learn about the worlds most advanced cataract solution Laser Cataract Surgery. This laser technique is a technological breakthrough that provides unmatched precision and accuracy. And its here for you today at Center For Sight.

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 7B our new facilityDr. TRAN Dr. KORAHGRAND OPENING OF THURSDAY november 8TWO 2 4 FOUR PM OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY free! RSVP TO [877] 261-9597 or just stop in! B RING A FRIEND! come enjoy food, entertainment, JSA MEDIC A L GROUP Sun C ity C enter787 C ORTARO DR ., SU N CIT Y CENTER, FL 33573 JSA Medical Group Sun City Center has moved into a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, and wed like to invite you to come check it out! Our new facility is a comprehensive primary care clinic, now with Imaging services in-house! We also have a dedicated Activity Center open to the community where we will offer a variety of free community and patient events including Yoga classes, health lectures, parties and more! Stained glass panel to be raffled offIn celebration of the Sun City Center Holiday Walk on Saturday, Dec. 1, the Stained Glass Club will raffle off a stained glass panel of exotic birds and foilage. The panel may be seen at the club, located in the Arts and Crafts Building on the main SCC campus. The club is open from 9 a.m. to noon, and tickets may be purchased for $1 each or 6 for $5. The winner need not be present at the drawing, which will occur at noon on Dec. 1. At 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Nov. 8), at the Old Hyde Park Art Center, award-winning, wellknown artist Libit Jones will present a free demonstration on Addicted to Texture: Working with Acrylics. The demo is open to the public. This free demonstration will be followed on Saturday, Nov. 10, with a Jones-led workshop on the same topic from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will instruct in a fun textural application of paint using fluid acrylics on treated hot press paper followed by nega tive and/or positive paintin and glazing. The cost is $50 for members of the Art Center; $65 for nonmembers.Acrylics workshop at Old Hyde ParkOther classes include all Media with Dee Lobo, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays; ART for Seniors with Lyla Haggard, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; and Sculpture with Candace Knapp, 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. The Old Hyde Park Art Center is located at 705 Swann Ave. in Tampa. For more information, call (813) 251-3780.Buck-a-Bag Book Sale is Saturday at SouthShore Regional LibraryThe Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library are having a book sale. The Buck-a-Bag Used Book Sale will be held in the Library Community Room on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers can fill a plastic grocery bag with fiction, nonfiction and paperback books for only $1. All hardcover books and paperbacks in the Book Sale Room will be half-priced, and a table of special gift books will be available. SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin; (813) 273-3652. SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack! Scan to see more! www.Naffco.biz Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price!MORE{SELECTION DURABILITYthe ART ofWINDOW dressing

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8B NOVEMBER 8, 2012 Informati v e L e c t u r e S e rie sSkin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 2 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are found in this country each year Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer in 2012.FREE DINNER BUFFETwith beverages servedT hursday, Nov. 8 or Nov. 15 | 4:00 p.m. 4002 SCC Blvd. Unit 102 Sun City Center Call (813) 634-1455 to reserve your spot.The Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. / Michael G. Caruso, M.D. / Leslee Baute, P .A. w w w .thes kin c a ncercen ters.com E v e ryth i ng you wa n ted to know about S K I N CANCER, b u t were afrai d to a sk. Rec o gniz ed f or O utstanding Q ualit y! 4016 S un C it y C en t er B lv S un C it y C en t er S outhB a yH ospital .c omT he Joint C ommission has r ecogniz ed Brandon R egional H ospital and S outh Ba y H ospital as T op P er f ormers in Q ualit y F or a F r ee Ph y sician Ref err al c all C onsultA -Nurse t oll fr ee a t 1-877-4-HC A -DOCS (1-877-442-2362)

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 9B October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITYIndependent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing NewMEMORY CARE THE 20 12BEST O F SOUTH SHORE The Hillsborough County Master Gardener Program received three awards at the 2012 Master Gardener Continued Training Conference that took place in Clearwater the first week of October. Every year this conference presents Awards of Excellence and special recognitions for Master Gardeners. The awards are: Educational Materials for the preparation of a newsletter article and fact sheet, Extension Awareness for Hillsborough Master Gardener Program gets 3 awardsthe Plant Park GreenFest in cooperation with Hillsborough County Extension Service and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Written or Verbal Mass Communications for the radio program Garden Talk that airs at WTIS 1110 AM Inspiration Radio. For more information about the Master Gardener Program other programs that Hillsborough County Extension Service offers, visit http://hillsborough.ifas.ufl. edu/ or call (813) 744-5519. First Steppers and Beginners Wednesdays 11 am to Noon Intermediate and Advanced Wednesdays 12:15 to 1:15 pm*Limited to the rst 50 people for each classJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center Proudly WelcomesTEACHING FREE WEEKLY LINE DANCE CLASSESand Run Weekly at theJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center Classes Begin on th REGISTER NOW* DAR LENE Time to Dust off Yer Dancing Boots!

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FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ANNOUNCEMENTS100THE SHOPPER 11BNoOVemberEMBER 8, 2012 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 312 estateESTATE saSALesES To place an ad call 813.645.3111 ext. 201 Fax: 813.645.1792 $17.00 up to 20 words 30 addl. word Deadline is Monday at 4pm100 Announcements 200 Farmers Mkt 300 Merchandise 400 Marine 450 Transportation 500 Real Estate 550 Manuf. Housing 600 Rentals 650 Prof. Services 700 Services 800 EmploymentTHE SHOPPER CLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGTThe Observer NNews, T The SSCC Observer and Current M & M Printing Co., IInc weekly publisher of the 210 Woodland EEstates A A ve., SSWR Ruskin, FFlorida 33570 310 GaraARAGeE/Yard ARD saSALeE 310 GaraARAGeE /Yard ARD saSALeE 105 PersonaERSONALNNeed a N Notary? Have a marriage license? Will marry you. 8am-9pm. 813-990-7447We Moved V Village Plaza Beauty SSalon, 16621 Hwy 301 SS. SSame plaza different suite 109. 813-634-5044, Come see Kim & G Gloria.T Thank you S St. Jude for prayers answered. JCS S enior man looking for a senior lady. 115 pound, blue eyes, 50-70yrs of age. Must like motorcycle riding 941-243-9753 280 petsPETS 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 childrens toys, boys, women & mens clothing. Bikes plus much more. S Saturday, N N ov. 10, 8am-noon. 10618 S S umner R Rd., Wimauma. II m 6 & I I m having a yard sale at my N N anas. Jewelry, toys & household stuff. 803 10th S St., S SW, R Ruskin, 11/10, S Saturday, 8am-1pm. 6 individual vendor sale in building. 4947 Bonita D Dr., Wimauma. F Friday & S Saturday, 9am-2pm. Collectibles, antiques, jewelry, kitchenware, furniture, silver plate, freezer, fountain, S S lag & stain glass mirror, black artist prints, pictures, Japanese cookbooks, women clothes, dolls & misc. 1627 Costa S St., S SCC. S Saturday, 11/10, Cash only. 1623 V V istoso L L ane, V V entana V V illage. T T hursday, F F riday & S S aturday 8am2pm. F Furniture, Christmas, collectibles, Barbies, tools, wheelbarrow, bike, clothes & misc.G Garage sale. 8am-noon. F Friday & S Saturday, 1512 Blackstone Circle S S CC. (off Bunker Hill)G Garage sale. 2 families. N Nov. 9 & 10. 1211 Hacienda D Dr., S SCC, 8am-? Much variety. DDont miss this one.N Nov. 9 & 10, 8am F Furniture, electronics, RV RV & golf stuff, decorator items, collectibles, antiques, household misc. T Tow dolly. 672 AAllegheny, SSCC.F F riday & S S aturday, 9am-1pm. L L arge oriental rug, love seat, mirrors, oriental screens & odds & ends. 1002 V Ventana D Dr., (Off Cypress VVillage Blvd) S Super multi family sale. 723 T Tam O S S hanter, S S CC. T T ools, furniture, misc. T Thursday & FFriday, 8am-1pm.GGolf Clubs Cleveland TATA-5 irons, like new. 3 drivers, 9 wedge, 3 putter. Hybrids F Fairways. SSaturday, 10am-2pm. 1129 V Villeroy DDr., (off Platinum) SSCC. 813634-9414 FF urniture, kitchen items, record players, table saw, dryers, toys, household misc. S S aturday, 2201 West L L ake D D r., Wimauma Moving sale. D D own sizing, need to sell a variety of items from small to large. Patio set, glass top table w/ 6 chairs, bakers rack, refrigerator, rocking chairs, china, many kitchen items, small appliances, L L P records, Christmas decorations & much more. F Friday & S Saturday, 8am-? 2347 DDel Webb, EEast, SSCC.R Ruskin F Flea Market vendor retiring, due to illness. N New tools, household items, personals. Below wholesale. 137 21st S St., N NW, R Ruskin. T T hursday, F F riday & S Saturday, NNov. 8, 9, 10. 8am-2pm. F Friday & S Saturday, N Nov. 9 & 10, 7am3pm. D Doll sale. 40 plus years. Many styles & prices. L Large selection. 720 I Indian Wells (off AAugusta) SSCC.S S aturday, 11/10, 8am. A A velar Creek, 10327 A Avelar R Ridge D Dr. R Real yard sale prices! E Everything is clean & in good condition. Hundreds of items, no kids stuff, no junk. Youve never seen such great deals. D D odge Caravan for sale too. 561-281-0289 FFollow pink signs.Multi Family YYard Sale N Nov. 9 & 10, 8am-2pm. EEkker RRd & L Lovegreen LLane, GGibsonton. AA great variety of things.312 estateESTATE saSALesES 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 Be Ahead of the Crowd, Get Your Bargains Early Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged ItemsSt. 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 Christmas is coming! BEVERLYs ESTATE SALES SUN CITY CENTER Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 DENNEYS ESTATE SALES(813) 477-1793www.denneysestatesales.com The Price is Right!Se Habla Espaol Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Cell: 382-7536 Christmas BazaarSaturday, November 10 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.St. John the Divine Episcopal ChurchSun City Center Campus 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd., SCCPastries, coffee, tea available from 9 to 11 a.m. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community Yard Sale Community Yard Salemore than 50 participants!Riverside Golf & Boat Club Gated CommunitySatu rday, Nov. 17 8 a.m. 2 p.m. ONLY No e arly birds!Corner of Universal Dr. & Stephens Rd. (off US 41 S in Ruskin) FINE RESALE APPARELGot Chicos?.......................Fifis does!Got Talbots?.......................Fifis does!Got Coach?.......................Fifis does!641-8444Mon-Sat, 10 am 5 pm Closed Sunday6410 Hwy 41 N. Apollo Beach(Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) Thrift Store813-641-7790Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Noon Nov. 7, 9 & 10Womens Mix & Match SaleBuy 1 pair of pants, get 1 top free!Plus the Secret Sale SSay you saw it in the Observer NNews

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 THE SHOPPER RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 MARINE400 Call Beverly 813.645.3111. ext. 201 312 ESTATE SALES 330 FURNITURE 335 MUSIC 360 GOLF CARTS 392 HOLIDA Y GIFT ITEMS 410 BOATS 425 SLIPS OR ST ORAGE 455 AUT OMOBILES 455 AUT OMOBILES 459 MOT ORCYCLES 511 HOUSES FOR SALE 518 TIME SHARE 520 ACREAGE FOR SALE 530 HOMESITES OR LOTS 565 M.H. IN P ARKS 610 W ATERFRONT RENTALS 6123 611 HOUSES FOR RENT Sun City 55+ 612 APTS FOR RENT 613 CONDOS FOR RENT 8083 613 CONDO FOR RENT 614 DUPLEX FOR RENT 630 M.H. RENTALS For Rent: Clean Mobile Homes With A/C. 813-677-1086 646 W AREHOUSE SPACE PROF. SERVICES650 651 BOOKKEEPINGQuickBooks 680 ADULT & CHILD CARE Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com 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 Y ou can read the entire newpaper online @ www.observernews.net Place a Garage/Yard Sale Ad $17.00 for 20 Words Call Beverly 813-645-3111 ext.201 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Please note date and time. Contents Include: Club Car Golf Cart, Lane Danish Modern dining room table w/chairs and buffet, Lane Danish Modern coffee & lamp table, Broyhill Wall Unit, Interactive Health robotic massage chair, grandfather clock, beautiful aqua antique twin beds & dresser w/mirror, rollaway bed, queen bed, antique ball & claw bedroom furniture, collectibles, kitchenware, household and garage items, tools, ladies free spirit bike, patio furniture & more.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.1020 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center FRIDAY & S A TU RDAY Nov. 9th & 10th7 a.m. NOON CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 AFFORDABLE, CUTE HOUSE IN RUSKIN: This 2BR/1BA in peaceful area of town, close to river, close to shopping, has a good metal roof, central air and heat, attached utility-rm, and a shed in backyard. Well maintained, itll make a great starter/retirement home. Not a short sale!. $59,900. LARGE DOUBLEWIDE ON 1/2 ACRE CLEARED LOT: 2BR/2BA + small den, huge MBR & MBA, dinette off remodeled kitchen, spacious Liv/ Din-room leading to enclosed Sun room, screened porch with utility shed, attached and detached carport, shed. No HOA, not in ood zone. $65,000. RUSKIN RENTAL: 2B/2BA canal-front poolhouse with enclosed lanai, screened pool and double attached carport. Dock and boatlift, fenced backyard, 1 small pet allowed. $1,100/mo + deposit. Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com WATERFRONT! Beautifully maintained 3/2 home in Ruskin with a covered boat lift only minutes from Tampa Bay. Perfect location for the sailor or fisherman! $249,500 GREAT FAMILY HOME, 5/3 located overlooking a beautiful pond on a large lot in Ruskin, built in 2009. All appliances included. $197,000 EXCEPTIONAL CONDO in Fairway Palms! Built in 2002, this lovely 3/2 home is light & open with vaulted ceiling and skylight. Enclosed Florida room offers additional space. $139,000 1983 Mercedes 380 SLImmaculate, seats & top replaced, garaged. $6,500.813-876-4749 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...645-3211 Looking for experienced realtors to join our well established team. 2.3 ACRES WITH 2 MOBILE-HOMES in Ruskin, close to shopping, restaurants and hospital. One is 2BR/2BA, other 2BR/1BA, both have large screened porch, CHA, sheds. Cleared lot, few shady trees, beautiful pond in back. No HOA. $86,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, with new well, septic, electric, and a few trees left for shade, it is ready for your dream home! Secluded and peaceful, it offers great views of nature and birds. Park and boat ramp down the road, survey available. $84,500. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RUSKIN OFFICES AND WAREHOUSES FOR RENT: 5 acres cleared and fenced area $3,000/mo. Adjacent 5 acres has 3 large greenhouses with propane heaters, irrigation and 2,500 sq.ft. seed house. $2,000/mo. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 AGRICULTURAL OPPORTUNITY. Outstanding property in outstanding location features 18 acres with two folio numbers and two houses. 28X96 greenhouse with end fans and automatic door and 40X100 steel building on slab with attached carport provide great growing potential and storage. All near major truck route. Call for details. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 SOLD!!! Most of our listings in the high-demand price range of $60,000 to $150,000. If youre thinking of selling, wed like to be able to help. Please call for a free/no obligation market analysis. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 PRICE REDUCED! Least expensive price per square foot waterfront home in the South Shore area! Over 2800 sq.ft. of living area with 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and large fenced lot within minutes to Tampa Bay via the Ruskin Inlet. Home has light, bright interior with large rooms, split bedroom plan and formal and family rooms. Shows great! Must see to appreciate! Now only $249,000! 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 2 homes on 1.39 acres on THE LITTLE MANATEE RIVER and a freshwater pond. 4BR/3BA home (2380 sq.ft.) and a 1BR/1.5BA with 1731 sq.ft. and a boathouse. $289,900. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 OR KAY PYE 361-3672 COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. cap bath, alarm system with digital cameras, free-standing custom built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trim, loads of storage. $224,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 NEW LISTING! Very well maintained 4BR/3BA Palm Harbor POOL home with 3+ drivekitchen with center island, inside utility room, water softener, security system, gorgeous landscaping and much more! Situated on 1.3 acres (MOL) with 4 extra lots. $169,000. 3 BR/2BA Palm Harbor next door is also for sale for $72,500. Buy both properties and have your own private family compound! CALL ROXANNE WESTBOOK 813-748-2201 GREAT BUSINESS LOCATION! Commercial site located close to Hwy 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage. Zoned General Commercial with county water & sewer. Mobile home on property brings rental income. $199,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 FOR DETAILS.

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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 THE SHOPPER COMMUNITY PAPERS OF FLORIDA (CPF ST A TEWIDES) CPF ST A TEWIDES EMPLOYMENT800 CPF ST A TEWIDES SERVICES700 ACTORS/MOVIE EXTRAS Needed immediately for upcoming roles $150-$300 per day depending on job requirements. No experience, All looks needed. 1-888-505-7425 for casting times/locations. ADOPTION GIVE YOUR BABY THE BEST IN LIFE! Many Kind, Loving, Educated & Financially Secure Couples Wait ing. Living & Medical Expenses Paid. Counseling & Transportation Provided. Former Birth Moms on Staff! FLORIDA ADOPTION LAW GROUP, P.A. Jodi Sue Rutstein, M.S.W., J.D. Mary Ann Scherer, dential 24/7 (#133050&249025) ADOPTION 888-812-3678 All Expenses Paid. Choose a Loving, Financially Secure family for your child 24 Hrs 7 Days Amy Hickman. (FL Lic. #832340) ADOPTION secure family. Living expenses paid. Call Attorney Charlotte Danciu 28 years experience. 1-800-3955449 www.adoption-surrogacy.com ; FL Bar # 307084 LAWSUIT CASH Auto Accident? All Cases Qualify. Get CASH before your case settles! Fast Approval. Low Fees. (866) CASH FOR CARS! We Buy ANY Car, Truck or Van! Running or Not. Get a FREE Top Dollar INSTANT Offer NOW! 1-800558-1097 Were Local! SURROGATE MOTHER NEEDED Please help us have our baby! Generous Compensation Paid. Call Attorney Charlotte Danciu 1-800395-5449 FL Bar # 307084 VIAGRA/ CIALIS! Save $500.00! Get 40 100mg/20mg Pills, for only-$99! +4-Bonus Pills FREE! #1 Male Enhancement. Discreet Shipping. Buy The Blue Pill Now 1888-800-1280 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. Flat rate $75, full cleanMacdowers Cleaning Service.. Quality house cleaning. Free estimate, reasonable rates. 7day a week. 978201-3817 708 MOVERSAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813-447-6123 Tony Hill Moving & Storage. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-629-0108 U.S. DOT #434469710 LAWN CAREBills Lawn Service Licensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840715 FILL DIRT/HAULINGPittman Trucking & Tractor topsoil, sand, crushed rock & asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader, backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing. Install Sep 813-645-1883 Myers Trucking Backhoe & Tractor Service. Cul vert sets, driveways, shell, crushed mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963 Free estimates. 720 HOME MAINTENANCEHandyman Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center & Kings Point. The Current has 2 sales positions available in the Riverview / South Brandon area. Benefits package includes medical insurance, paid holidays and vacation, plus a gas allowance. Sales experience a plus and a working knowledge of the area is desired. If you want to join a dynamic team, work for a stable company approaching its 55th year in South Hillsborough County, email your resume to Brenda@observernews.net or call 813-645-3111 x 210. Join our Advertising Sales Team Quality Painting & Carpentry Full service handyman. 25+ yrs experience. SCC resident. Licensed & insured. Call Paul Stammen 813-6338975 or 813-525-8252Seawall Repairs also new construction of docks, boat lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Heck er Construction Co. 813-236-9306Hate that Wallpaper? I can remove it. Want something textured & painted. Big or small, I can do it. Debby. 813-434-6499 AT&T U-Verse for just $29/mo! BUNDLE & SAVE with AT&T Internet+Phone+TV and get a FREE pre-paid Visa Card! (Select plans). HURRY, CALL NOW! 800-327-5381 Bundle & Save on your Cable, Internet Phone, And More. High Speed Internet starting at less than $20/mo. 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Call 352-347-4470 or Email: lwhy2@ aol.com. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-4048www.mmprintinc.comYou can have all your business and personal printing done locally? Brochures, posters, books, newsletters, business cards, invitations, and much, much more! Licensed real estates agents needed full or part-time. For a waterfront 55+ co-op community in Apollo Beach. Fax resume to 813-641-1577 or call 813-641-1498 for an appointment.870 GENERALFull-time maintenance worker. Mechanical & small engine knowledge a must. Call 8am-5pm. Monday through Friday only 813-677-4778, Riverview. cel. Excellent managerial, communication and people skills. Monday through Friday, 8am-2pm. Send resume and references to Human Resources PO Box 5254 Sun City Center, FL 3357 Need housekeeping personnel for immediate hire. Apollo Beach. Full/ parttime. Must be reliable & experienced. Call for interview 813-817-1541 Earn $5,000, $10,000 even $20,000 per month of principle free interest per month. Risk free. Serious inquirers only. 813-417-4355 Home everyday. Paid holidays/ vacations, 401K. CDL-A w/ X end. School grads. accepted. 1-866-358-3937Newspaper Home Distribution Wednesday/ Thursday evening. Must be familiar with the Riverview area. Some heavy lifting. Must be dependable & have own transporta tion. English is a must.. Call Beverly 813-645-3111 WESTERN CAROLINA REAL ESTATE Offering unbelievable deals on homes and land in the beautiful NC mountains. Call for free brochures, foreclosures, and area information. 800-924-2635 **5 ACRE ESTATES** On paved roads in N Florida from $24,900! Seller Financing, Low Down Payment. Call 800-352-5263 Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic RE Broker ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a Free Talking Meter and diabetic testing supplies at No Cost, plus Free home delivery! 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NOVEMBER 8, 2012 THE CURRENT 15B 5C (10) 15.5 35929-GTHB (11-8) Sun City Observer Group FC (nb) *Based on EPA highway estimates for comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicles conditions. All leases are 36 months with $2995 down (Tucson $2699, Sonata $3495, Santa Fe $2999) with $0 security deposit and approved credit for well-qualied lessees. 12,000 miles per year allowed, 20 per mile thereafter. Must qualify for Hyundai Loyalty to qualify for pricing. ^On select 2013 models for a limited term with approved credit for well-qualied buyers. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. All offers exclude tax, tag, title, registration, destination charges and dealer fee. See dealer for complete details. Images for display purposes only, may not depict actual vehicle. Offers expire end of day 11/11/12. 2503 1stOn 1st Street, 2 Blocks South of Where 301 Meets US411-941-747-9262 HyundaiOfBradenton.com OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON OF BRADENTON A Gettel Automotive Dealership $99LEASE FOR PER MO. $129LEASE FOR PER MO. $249LEASE FOR PER MO. ACCENTNEW 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRANEW 2013 HYUNDAI TUCSONNEW 2013 HYUNDAI NEW 2013 HYUNDAISONATAMDL#27402F4S $149LEASE FOR PER MO. 37MPG HWY* 38MPG HWY* 34MPG HWY* 29MPG HWY* 27MPG HWY* SANTA FENEW 2013 HYUNDAI MDL#62422F45 MDL#45412F45 MDL#83422F45 MDL#16402F45 LOW LEASE DEALS ON HYUNDAIS BEST LINE-UP!$269LEASE FOR PER MO.SALES EVENT VISIT HYUNDAI OF BRADENTON DURING THE DOWN PAY MENT! ^ $ 0 FIRST PAY MENT! ^ $ 0 SECURITY DEPOSIT! ^ $ 0

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16B NOVEMBER 8, 2012 5C (10) 15.5 35931-GTTL (10-8) Sun City Observer FC (nb) On SR64 Just Seconds West Of I-75, Exit 220 On SR64 Just Seconds West of I-75, Exit 2201-877-207-4862 ToyotaOfLakewood.com A Gettel Automotive Dealership MAINTENANCE FOR 2 YEARS/25,000 MILES PROVIDED BY TOYOTAIncludes Oil Changes & Major Services When you purchase or lease a new T oyota, get Covers normal factory scheduled service for 2 years or 25K miles, whichever comes rst. The new Toyota vehicle cannot be part of a rental or commercial eet or a livery or taxi vehicle. See participating dealer for complete plan details. Valid only in the continental United States and Alaska. $ 7000 OFF ALL BRAND NEW 2012 TOYOTA S! UP TO$3000 Toyota Cash + $4000 Dealer Cash = $7000 Total Savings! Why Buy Used Anywhere Else? EVERYWHERE The YEAR-END SALES EVENT At 0 % AV AIL ABLE!* stop in today and get incredible year-end Savings!Example: New 2012 Toyota Tundra Crew Max Model#8374. Discount includes $3000 Toyota Cash + $4000 Dealer Cash = $7000 Total Savings. All factory incentives and rebates to dealer. Discount excludes tax, tag, title, registration and includes dealer fees. *With approved credit on select models for a limited term. All used car prices exclude tax, tag, title and registration. All prices are on in-stock units only, all vehicles are subject to prior sale. Offers cannot be combined. Photos are for illustration purposes only, may not be actual vehicle. All offers expire end of day 11/11/2012. $ 13 8922010 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS Only 44K Miles! $ 12 9912010 CHEVROLET HHR Great Car For The Money $ 12 7772006 DODGE MAGNUM HEMI! $ 13 7542009 KIA SEDONA LX T ransport The Family For Less $ 68822001 TOYOTA COROLLA Only 89K Miles! $ 89932004 TOYOTA COROLLA S Full P ower! $ 13 8822010 HYUND AI ELANTRA Only 15K Miles! $ 84522007 PONTIAC G6 V ery Nice, 97K Miles $ 19 7912012 TOYOTA PRIUS C T oyotas City Car! Great MPGs $ 15 8912008 TOYOTA PRIUS Low Miles, Navigation $ 11 4502010 TOYOTA Y ARIS 3-DOOR LIFTBACK Only 51K Miles! $ 17 8932010 TOYOTA RAV 4 4X4 Only 21K Miles! $ 17 9912009 TOYOTA PRIUS TOURING Only 37K Miles! $ 21 9912008 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER V ery Nice! Only 22K Miles! $ 17 9442010 TOYOTA PRIUS Sips Gas, 50 MPGs!

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November 8, 2012 What youve missed if youve been gone since May!By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net SOUTH COUNTY The Welcome Back edition always reminds me of the words to the theme song from the 1970s TV series, Welcome Back Kotter, and I cant get them out of my head. So Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out Welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about Of course, in the case of snowbirds returning before the North freezes over, usually their dreams consisted of seeing family and life-long friends in their old hometowns up North and if they laughed about Florida especially the beautiful area of south Hillsborough County it was usually in a good way. Being gone all summer though, snowbirds did miss some local action so this story is here so everyone can catch up! In May: All editions of this newspaper ran a special tribute to Aleta Jonie Maschek as she entered her ninth decade. Local residents know Jonie as the columnist for The Observer News and The Currents weekly Fish Tales report, but the extensive tale in the May 24 edition tells of a lifetime career in the major media including how Jonie managed to break through the wall of male domination of media that existed in the 1940s and make a name for herself flying around the country reporting for large organizations and how she eventually landed at Tampas television station WFLA as Director of Continuity. Since then she has written a series on Hillsborough County history that is available MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOIn May, Aleta Jonie Maschek turned 90 and that hasnt slowed her down one bit. She may be known for her weekly Observer News column, Fish Tales, but there is so much more to Jonie.in libraries across the county and kept up with freelancing stories and columns, and at 90, shes writing a new book. Also in May, valedictorians and salutatorians at three South County high schools were honored and their high goals shocked and amazed readers who were still talking about them weeks later after the graduations had been held. County officials joined SouthShore Library advocates and friends to formally recognize the efforts of Sun City Center resident James Harkins IV who worked tirelessly for the James J. Harkins Plaza outside the South Shore Library that bears his name and is the only outdoor pavilion of its kind in the Hillsborough County library system. A new satellite office for the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance held its Grand Opening at its new satellite office, 201 14th Ave. S.E. in Ruskin where people can look at daily lists of available jobs, type resumes, and ask questions of staff about whats available and how they can best go about applying. The new office is in partnership with the countys Family Health and Social Services & Aging Department, which makes it a one-stop shop where county services and various types of temporary aid can also be offered to the unemployed and underemployed. In June: Grants of $4 million were approved to build two more villages of affordable housing at Bayou Pass in Ruskin which was specifically designed to aid first-time homebuyers. The grants were made to a nonprofit developer, Florida Home Partnership, and work was started soon after as people began to apply. The Pelican Players awarded Julia Fagot and Lucas Coura $8,000 in college scholarships to pursue the arts and a host of academic scholarships were given by many civic and fraternal organizations to students for various colleges, universities and trade academies. Fifteen-year-old Luis Rivera of Ruskin took the Silver Gloves State Boxing Championship for 2012 and won against the Georgia state champion in the Regional Junior Olympics in North Carolina. Known as El Gallo Negro, Rivera trains with Coach Rolando Barrientos and Assistant Coach Arnie Rodriguez in Barrientos Ruskin back-yard gym and ring. Also in June, five months after her 12-year-old son Diego was shot by a stray bullet that just happened to fall from the sky where the boy was standing, Sandy Duran began the Bullet Free Sky Campaign to raise funds for firearms awareness. Donations and purchases of $5 bracelets were (and are) being used to educate the public about shooting bullets into the sky at random to celebrate holidays. Thankfully the younger Duran has made it through multiple surgeries and has now turned 13. Bracelets are available at the South County Chamber of Commerce with offices in Ruskin and Apollo Beach; the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin; and the Chakra Center in Sun City Center. To find out more, visit http://www.fireflyhalu.com/ bullet_free_sky.html. The county began construction that will eventually quadruple the size of the wastewater plant that can Continued on page 5

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November 8, 2012 Page 3 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. will enjoy for the rest of your life. (813) 645-1674 South Shore Auto RepairGreat Service is our Family Tradition $24.95* $99.95* WW W Table of advertisers Whats new?Sun City Eye Associates .................... 1 Tampa Crosstie & Landscape ............ 2 Steve Overton, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. ................... 3 SouthShore Auto Repair ................... 3 Quest Diagnostics Laboratories ......... 4 Boggs Jewelry .................................... 4 Lifestyle Remodeling ......................... 4 WeatherTite Windows ....................... 5 Annettes Beauty Salon ...................... 5 Solar Designs, Inc. ............................. 6 The Design Shoppe ............................ 6 The Golf Club at Cypress Creek ........ 6 Aston Gardens at Sun City Center & The Courtyards ............................... 7 Acupuncture & Wellness Center ....... 8 South Bay Animal Hospital ............... 8 South Bay Gold ................................. 8 Apollo Beach Massage ....................... 8 Apollo Meats ...................................... 9 Cortez Foot and Ankle ...................... 9 Shelf Genie ...................................... 10 Knox Aluminum .............................. 10 Freedom Plaza ................................. 10 Homewood Residence ..................... 10 Sun Towers ...................................... 11 Sun City Golf Cars .......................... 11 Quality Wicker ................................ 11 Riverview Optical ............................ 11 Sunhill Optical ............................... 12 Brandon Cataract ............................ 13 Mountcastle Vein Center ................. 14 John Moore Flooring ....................... 15 A+ Hearing ...................................... 16 Southeast Windows & Glass ............ 17 Majestic Flooring ............................. 17 AAA Furniture ................................. 17 Total Automotive ............................. 17 Call EZ Storage ................................ 18 Brate Aluminum .............................. 18 The Perfect Piece Furniture ............ 18 Apollo Beach Coin ........................... 18 Howies Plumbing ............................ 19 Michael John Enterprises ................ 19 Dr. Caruso, Dermatology ................. 19 Observer News, Press Release ......... 20 SCC Chamber Expo ........................ 20 Dutch Retreat Massage .................... 21 Fantastic Sams ................................ 21 Bills Discount Furniture ................. 21 FiFis Fine Resale ............................. 21 Nicole Cameron, P.A. ....................... 22 Sunrise Pharmacy ........................... 22 Express Care of Tampa Bay ............. 22 JSA Medical ..................................... 23 The World of Suzie Vong Salon ....... 23 Ruskin Pawn .................................... 23 Sun City Senior Living .................... 23 Sukura Japanese Steakhouse .......... 24 Sunshine Caf ................................. 25 Snap Fitness .................................... 25 Hangovers ........................................ 25 Tuscan Alley .................................... 26 Lexus of Tampa Bay ........................ 26 Safe Step Walk in Tubs .................... 27 Prime Care of Tampa Bay ................ 28Agriculture Tour set for Manatee CountyThe Farm City Week Agriculture Tour on Friday. Nov. 16 is a fun-filled bus tour to four local agricultural operations in Manatee County with a lunch stop at Duette Preserve. The tour has two time options: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $40 per person cost includes bus transportation, lunch and snacks. Sites visited are Dakin Dairy, CharO-Lot Ranch, Duette Preserve for lunch, Gary Reeder Tomato Farm and Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery. Call Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service to make a reservation before Nov. 9 or visit http://fcwagtour2012.eventbrite.com. Credit Cards accepted via online registration.Harmonicas anyone?The Harmoniguys, a group of harmonica players formed in 1994, is starting practices and getting ready for its winter performances. The group meets a 1 p.m. on Mondays and they are looking for additional harmonica players. For more information, call (813) 6339085.Port Manatee offers free toursPort Manatee is accepting reservations for free one-hour tram tours of the port for groups and individuals. The popular open-air tram tours resume after a summer hiatus, featuring colorful descriptions of interesting port activities. Tours begin at 10 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday through May 8, 2013. Each tour goes through the developed property of the port, with descriptions of the many businesses located at Port Manatee. Security protocols require reservations at least one week in advance. Groups are limited to 75, with all reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Now, groups of five or fewer can book tours with a new online reservation system at www.portmanatee.com. Tours often fill up weeks in advance. When making reservations, participants must provide the date of birth, email address and contact information for each person in their group. Photo identification is required at check-in. 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November 8, 2012 Page 5be seen along Interstate 75 going south just before the Ruskin exit. The capacity will go from 4-1/2 million gallons to an eventual 16 million gallons a day when the two-phased plan is completed. New precincts and polling places were carved out that will impact Nov. 6 General Election voters (primarily) south of Ruskin and in Gibsonton. Major changes to voters in precinct numbers 900, 902, 903 and 948 in Sun City, Sundance and Cockroach Bay areas south of the Little Manatee River were made. Residents of those areas need to check for the new voters cards they were supposed to receive in the mail. Boundaries for precincts 912, 945 and 960 in the Gibsonton area have also been changed. There are also some changes to 392 and 920 in the eastern area of South County in the Balm-Wimauma area. Voters in 28 other precincts will vote in their usual place. Toward the end of June Tropical Tampa Bay, FL Michael Hollander, owner of WeatherTite Windows, announced a great savings plan. His $0 down, no inter est for up to four years, along with reduced pricing, is great for homeowners who are in need of hur ricane resistant, energy efficient, replacement windows and doors. All homeowners who respond within four weeks from the date of this notice and purchase energy efficient, money-saving Weather Tite windows or doors are eligible to make this purchase with no money down and have a payment plan with fixed minimum payment or no interest program. Mr. Hollander emphasized the program is effective immediately and he will be able to arrange low monthly payments to suit the budgetary needs of every homeowner. This very special program features the finest tilt-in window manufactured today. WeatherTite Windows come with seven great warranties, meet stringent codes for hurricanes and provide year round security for your home. They cut down the exterior noise, are also very energy efficient and custom designed by WeatherTite, your window design specialists for a perfect fit in every home! Plus, for the next four weeks, homeowners who purchase WeatherTite Windows will get a special price of buy two windows and get one window FREE! As a bonus, receive a FREE fiberglass entry door with minimum purchase. These offers are available with 100% financing, no interest and no prepayment penalty. As always, WeatherTite is proud to offer a special discount to seniors and the military. Plus, our products qualify for TECO Rebates. Call toll-free 24 hours a day for a FREE in-home estimate. These offers will expire 12/8/12.Call 24 hours a day! 813-908-0131Toll Free800-640-3161www.weathertitewindows.com#CGC-1515541Replace Old Windows and Cut Energy Bills with Special No Cost Now Program Annettes Full Service Beauty Salon Suite #201 (between Boggs & 3-Legged Poodle) New Suite Number, Same PlazaTuesday Saturday 9 a.m. 6 p.m. FFS, UT D(1st Time Customers Only)One coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with any other coupon. Must have coupon. Expires 12/31/12$P SOne coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with any other coupon. Must have coupon. Expires 12/31/12 What youve missedContinued from page 1 Storm Debby pounded Tampa Bay with wind and rain, bringing flooding and power outages to some in the area, mostly in the Sun City, Ruskin and Wimauma. In Sun City Center, more than 2,700 customers briefly lost power as well. Friends of the Library of TampaHillsborough County put on a magic show at the Firehouse Cultural Center. The large space at the new cultural center allows for activities that were not possible at the local libraries. About 160 children took part in the event given by Joey and Alexandra Evans June 28. In July: The Crossing Church, which has campuses in Tampa and Orlando, began holding services at Lennard High School in Ruskin, gathering a core group of about 450 people. Lead Pastor Greg Dumas and Pastor Joey Adkins said they hoped to find a more permanent location where they can implement the same services, programs and community outreach in South County as they have in their other areas. Sun City Center residents began a survey to express what they want for the future of their community. A professionally-prepared comprehensive survey that evolved from the opinions previously made known by residents was mailed to all residents of the community whether they lived on site or in another state. The responses will be used to determine how future capital improvements will be made; what will be built and what will be expanded. Results eventually leading to a referendum on how their dues money will be spent. Sun City Center Senior Living (both an assisted and full care residence) offered the family members of dementia patients a look through their loved ones eyes with a program called the Virtual Dementia Tour to give insight into fears and frustrations they might not otherwise understand. Alzheimers and other forms of dementia are predicted to explode in the population in the coming decades, speakers said, with the number affected directly with related diseases reaching 84 million or higher. South Countys Cancer Resource Center opened, housed at South Bay Hospital, providing wigs and scarves and other things to cancer patients who come in and ask for them. Volunteers made it clear people do not have to be referred, or even be patients of a local doctor or hospital to receive help. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the small shop takes donations of many kinds. Wig shampoo, baby shampoo and Continued on page 6 Mitch T raphagen photo Mitch T raphagen photo Mitch T raphagen photo Penny Fletcher photo

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November 8, 2012 Page 9 Thanksgiving Favorites Choice Western Meats226 Apollo Beach Blvd.813-645-2379HOURS: Tues. Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Closed Sunday & MondayWe accept Debit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and EBTTry our homemade sausages! U.S.D.A.Prime and Choice BeefDeli Meats, Freezer ItemsWelcome Back!Taking Orders for Fresh Turkeys! Sarasota 941.360.9300Bradenton 941.758.8818Parrish 941.776.51998430 Cooper Creek Blvd. 1800 Cortez Rd. W. 8927 US Hwy. 301 N. Award-winning Foot and Ankle CareWITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. Cortez Foot & Ankle SpecialistsONLY 20 MINUTES SOUTH OF SUN CITY Dr. Philip Baldinger Dr. C.J. Addison Dr. Garrett Harte Dr. Scott Handley Dr. Richard Berkun Dr. Robert Katz What youve missedContinued from page 6 Continued on page 12 Melody Jameson photo Operation Fight the Blight.and quality of life of residents. Other goals include infrastructure improvements, effective services to lower crime and maintain a safe and secure environment. The plan was written with a 2035 perspective of what residents expect their community to grow into in the future. In August: Removing junk and trash in yards was the motive behind Operation Fight the Blight led by Hillsborough County Code Enforcement officers in a 10-day sweep that focused on residential areas in a large section of eastern Ruskin. The epicenter of the sweep was the area between Shell Point Road and College Avenue East bordered on the west by U.S. 41 and on the east by Interstate 75. The Ruskin clean-up campaign was the fourth since November 2011. Vacant properties accounted for much of the problem because they invite illegal activity, code enforcement personnel said. A large rebuilding effort began in Sun City Center as toxic Chinese drywall was removed from some homes from floor to ceiling in a drywall remediation project by Sierra Residential Construction. The effort follows years of unexplained illnesses and repeated repairs. Four large houses on Rimini Vista Way that were among the last to be built by WCI Communities before the company went into bankruptcy were gutted and essentially rebuilt from scratch within their exterior walls. Of the 70 residential properties in Sun City Center and Kings Point containing substantial amounts of the toxic material, about 20 were on track for remediation at the time the rebuilding began and the news story written. Women-owned companies joined forces to improve the Mary and Martha House shelter in Ruskin giving the kitchen and dining areas a new look. Mary and Martha House provides temporary shelter to battered and homeless women and their children and has many outreach programs in the community as well as longer-term transitional housing. To find out how to help, visit www.marymarthahouse. org or call Executive Director Laurie Kepler at 813645-7874. Riverview was ranked among the best 100 places to live in the United States by CNNs Money magazine. The Best Small City ranking was earned by such factors as housing availability, educational opportunity, crime rate, leisure and cultural activities, climate and weather conditions. A campaign to dredge channels in Apollo Beach that began with a donation of $50,000 by Tampa Electric Company topped out its $175,000 goal when Mosiac donated another $50,000 to the project and dredging is set to begin in April. In September: For the first time ever an event under the umbrella of Somebody Cares Tampa Bay came to South County. Carefest 2012 was Melody Jameson photo T oxic Chinese drywall being removed in SCC. Mitch T raphagen photo Women-owned companies help at shelter. Somebody Cares T ampa Bay.

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Page 12 November 8, 2012 Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical 2 Complete Pairs of EyeglassesSome restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/30/12 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a 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 within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC PlazaPLAZA 7 $ 99 $ 149$99 $ 99*with purchase of complete pair of Prescription Glasses Expires 11/30/12 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/30/12 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/30/12 CR39$25* $25* with rebate headed up by Norman Blanton pastor of Ruskins Foursquare Church. Blanton had previously begun Somebody Cares Plant City while he was the pastor of a church there and was familiar with how to get the event started. With the help of other denominations and individuals in South County, there was a day of cleanup and repair for some who prequalified as needing assistance (such as someone below the poverty level or disabled who was being fined for junk or debris in their yard or who needed basic home repair or paint). The sign-in and after-event luncheon and service were held at Ruskins Destiny Church. What youve missedContinued from page 9 Continued on page 13 The Apollo Beach skateboard park opened after being named for Diego Duran, the 12-year-old Ruskin boy who was shot earlier in the summer by celebratory gunfire. (See the Bullet Proof Sky entry for June for details of Durans ordeal.) The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce finished its renovation and has a whole new look. Volunteers and local businesses donated time and materials for everything from paint to murals on doors and windows. According to Dana Dittmar, the chambers executive director, the renovation began one room at a time some time ago and eventually led to a day of community volunteering when painters and other workers labored long and hard to get to the final result. Mitch T raphagen photo Diego Duran with his mother and father.What would have cost more than $50,000 if the chamber had to pay retail cost about $4,000, Dittmar said. A job fair at the Regional Service Center in Ruskin exceed all expectations as more than 250 job-seekers met with prospective employers. The new job center is a joint project of the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and Hillsborough Countys South Shore Regional Service Center. The Job Fair was the brainchild of County Commissioner Sandra Murman who, with her staff members, helped work the event. To find out more about what jobs are open; what companies are hiring or taking applications; or to learn how to write resumes or apply for a job online, or any job-connected service, residents may visit the service center at 410 30th Street, Ruskin, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or log onto www. workforcetampa.com. Penny Fletcher photo Newly furnished lobby at the SCC Chamber of Commerce. Your Community Bulletin BoardVolunteers wantedDo you have a few hours a day, week or month to give back to your community? Would you like to work with children, teens, animals or the elderly? Perhaps you find physical activity more challenging like delivering meals, patroling the streets, cleaning roadways or removing signs? Maybe teaching, coaching or listening are more your speed. If any of these tasks appeal to you, contact one of the organizations below to volunteer your time, skills and talents. Riverview. Hackney Cemetery Clean-up. Volunteers are always needed for weeding/mowing, cleaning off gravestones, and trash removal. Call Florence at (813) 6777606 for the next clean-up day. Wimauma. Wimauma Elementary School has multiple opportunities to suit your specific interests ie, reading to students, helping with math or assisting in the media center. For more information, call 813-671-5159 or visit the school at 5709 Hickman St., Wimauma. Wimauma. Reddick Elementary School is seeking community members to join its School Advisory Council.Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month and last no more than 1 hour. For more information call Stacey Kaminski at 813-634-0809 x 237. Continued on page 22

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November 8, 2012 Page 13 Specializing in: NEW LOCATION THE 20 11BEST O F BRANDONGold Winner In October: Professor Melanie Hubbard of Ruskin was featured at the annual Times Festival of Reading, after her 70-page book, We Have With Us Your Sky, containing 49 works of poetry described by Hubbard as snapshots of dreamscapes, was published by Subito Press, a literary publisher affiliated with the University of Colorado. It is available at the publishers website, on Amazon, and in a variety of other places. Twenty candidates for national, state and county offices were invited to stump in South County at a public event at the new Hilton Garden Inn in Riverview located in the Crescent Office Park off U.S. 301. From seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to local County Commission candidates, the forum gave each one three minutes to briefly introduce themselves and their position on whatever major issue they could fit into that timetable. Results of a community survey taken in July (see July entry in this story for survey details) came back and surprised community organizers that most residents said their top priority would be a community caf. The results are now in the hands of a Blue Ribbon panel charged with mapping out how this can best be accomplished. The results formed by this panel will be presented to residents by Dec. 15 and will serve as a basis for a plan of expansion. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Sun City Center Community Hall during his Florida tour in midOctober. A preferred route for high voltage power lines was mapped by Tampa Electric Company and is now going before regulators. The route for a 230-kilovolt transmission line to Melanie Hubbard What youve missedContinued from page 12 meet future demands for power goes through Balm parallel to County Road 672 to a point near State Road 39 and then crosses the roadway and angles through unoccupied acreage owned by Mosaic phosphate company and extends to the north edge of State Road 674 into Polk County. The 100-year-old Ruskin Womans Club building, once home to the President of Ruskin College, is in need of major interior repairs and renovations and is seeking help from local construction and maintenance businesses and/or monetary donations. Following years of effort, hospital executives and elected officials broke ground for St. Josephs Hospital-South on its 72-acre Big Bend Road campus. Between 300 to 400 jobs will be created when a free-standing, 40,000 square-foot medical office building, four-story hospital, and 80,000square-foot medical testing and office structure are built in the next twoand-a-half years. The hospital plans to Mitch T raphagen photo VP Joe Biden in SCC.open as a 112-bed acute care facility in 2015 and have a 14-bed motherbaby unit with private rooms for the newborn, the new parents and family; a 16-bed intensive care section; multiple surgical suites designated for general, orthopedic, urological, womens and cardiac catheterization procedures and a full-service medical emergency center. The Riverview Current, sister publication to The Observer News and The SCC Observer, changed its name to The Current and has extended its coverage area into FishHawk Ranch, Bloomingdale, and South Tampa. Residents in those areas are encouraged to send their press releases to news@observernews. net. Hopefully by now residents who have been away for the summer are caught up with the local news theyve missed and are preparing to have a spectacular and fun-filled winter season in south Hillsborough County.Artist rendering of the new St. Josephs Hospital South in Riverview.

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November 8, 2012 Page 17 (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Window Over 813-645-4632Open Late Wed. Saturday and OPEN SUNDAYSwww.TotalAutomotiveServices.com We provide shuttle service and towing available upon requestBRAKE SERVICE$9999PER AXLE. Includes replacing pads, shoes and turning rotors.ALIGNMENT$6999Most cars and small trucks OIL CHANGE$1999 dual rear wheel trucks not included. Tape weights additional. Shell Point Rd. SR 674T o Sun City Center N W Welc Y Bc a...W e af WHEEL BALANCE / TIRE ROTATION$2995All brand name tires atWholesale Prices! Est. 1986 The Best Source For Quality Used and New Furniture! Furniture For Every Need LAYAWAY & DELIVERY AVAILABLE It pays to take a short ride from Sun City Center to RuskinMajestic Flooring will BEAT ANY PRICEon like product at any ooring retailer in the Sun City Center or Ruskin area!Best Guaranteed Installation of ooring, wall tile or back splashes! SUN CITY CENTER $Road toSAVINGSCall for FREE In-Home Shopping 813-645-5213 Flooring, Inc. We do custom BACKSPLASH installations LAMINATEFREE QUARTER ROUND MOULDING$399sq.ft. Installed w/pad VINYLTarkett Vinyl Flooring$225sq.ft. Installed *Floor Prep Additional Lifetime Stain & Soil Warranty Carpet $199Installed w/pad sq.ft. FREE PAD UPGRADEThru Jan. 1, 2013 RUSKIN Serving South Shore Since 1982

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Page 18 November 8, 2012 Welcome Home from...Call EZ Storage & U-Haul MOVE IN SPECIALUse our U-Haul truck$19.95/ dayplus 69/ mileGet one month FREEstorage, any unitCALL EZ STORAGE5120 S.R. 674-Wimauma 634-4851(Just east of Wal-Mart)813-634-4851(just east of Wal-Mart)Family Built, Owned and Operated since 1999! Your Center For: Climate Controlled, Garage Style, Outside Parking Boxes, Packing, Moving Supplies Trucks, Trailers, Dollies, Auto TransportsCall for more SPECIALS Northern Friends! CASH DISCOUNTS!No Money DownWe love to do custom work! Why us? Call our ofce for FREE ESTIMATE649-1599www.BratesAluminum.com FREE SCREEN UPGRADEwith screen room purchase. Up to $100 value! FREE WINDOW WASHINGwith sunroom purchase. Up to $100 value! Indulge in the Riches of Gold and Silver at BUY ~ SELL ~ ESTIMATES ~ APPRAISALS 813-938-1104 727-543-9247Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointmentwww.coinsandgold.netabccoin@live.com WE BUY GOLD, SILVER & COINS Wide Variety ofGold & Silver Coins For Investing We Pay Top $$ Unwanted Jewelry $10 645-1800 Present this ad for$10 OFFany purchase of $50 or more!Stop by... youll be pleasantly surprised! We Buy & Sell$10

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November 8, 2012 Page 19 Have grey piping??Randy Crofton will be hosting a FREE Seminar on Nov. 16. This seminar at the SCC Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Plaza,will be full of information regarding the grey poly piping.Refreshments will be served. You must RSVP by Nov. 13, 2012 as seating will be limited.Located in the of SCC139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. For more information call813-633-8923 Dont wait until its too late...Call us now for a FREE ESTIMATE!We specialize in re-piping of homes in SCC! We also offer a FULL LINE of services including: from 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. GOT SCREENED?Call 813-634-1 455The 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) If you are concerned about a skin growth, we would be happy to evaluate it for you.Call today for a FREE Skin Cancer ScreeningWe accept most major insurances including: STATE LICENSED STATE LIC. CBC057573 One of the areas most reputable contractors since 1984Since the construction industry is in such a state of turmoil, there are a lot of scheisters operating today...So, in order to protect YOU and YOUR MONEY, nd another contractor IF: (PS: for your information, a scheister is a crook!) Serving Hillsborough, Pinellas & Pasco Counties(727) 447-2000 (813) 684-4126www.mje84.com

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Page 20 November 8, 2012 Welcome back to all our northern friends! The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current family of newspapers is here, stronger than ever, ready to receive your club and organization news and press releases. Our goal is to reach all of South Hillsborough County with your community news and events in a timely manner. As a community newspaper we welcome your input and offer the following information to help make the process smooth and problem-free.Huntley Brown to perform at United Methodist ChurchThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to present international performer and recording artist Huntley Brown in concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, in the church sanctuary located at 1210 Del Webb W., Sun City Center. Huntleys music ministry has taken him all over the world. In the United States, he has performed from coast to coast, with ministry opportunities at churches of every size and denomination. For more information call 6342539 or visit www.sccumc.com. THE OBSERVER NEWS(813) 645-3111 www.ObserverNews.net 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, Florida 33570Example of a well-written press release:How to write and submit an effective press releaseThe Observer News The SCC Observer The Current Reaching over 40,000 homes in South Hillsborough County You dont have to be a writer to submit a press release. If you dont feel confident about your writing skills, submit the information and we will piece the elements together for you.DID YOU KNOW...we have an advertising rate to fit your budget? Call us for information on monthly specials.Things you need to know:free, however, they are used on a space availability basis. We make every effort to include each submitted news article, and nearly every week we accomplish this. Paid advertising will always take precedence over free submissions. Our method of selection includes: the timeliness of the event (ie: if the event is a month away we may hold your article to make space for other events happening sooner) and the clarity of the submission. If your news article includes all the necessary information it will reduce the time our editing staff must spend on readying it for press. Deadlines: The deadline to submit a free press release is every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. The deadline for a paid advertisement is every Monday at 11 a.m., with exceptions on holidays. The preferred method is 1. email and preferably pasted in the body of the email itself rather than attached. Send the article to news@observernews. net, or, Fax your release to 813-645-4118, or, 2. Mail to The Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW, Ruskin, FL 3. 33570. possible. With todays digital cameras its easy to send a photo via email. If you only have a printed photo, you can mail or bring in the photo and we will scan it. If you scan the photo yourself, dont try to edit or correct. Give us your instructions and we will make the adjustments for you. Guidelines for writing a press release: event has a better chance of being published right away if it is 300 words or less. five Ws. Who, what, when, where and why. available. (See above for instructions for submitting). the event, date and time. This should all be declared within the first paragraph. reservations, make that clear to us so we dont just look at the date of the event and assume it should run that week. Include a web address or email if desired. Submit your press release to news@observernews.net OR editor@observernews.netFor more information call 813-645-3111 x210Visit our websites at www.ObserverNews.net and www.RiverviewCurrent.comHuntley Brown at the piano. Should attendees bring anything pertinent. the article as if you were new to the area and know nothing about your neighborhood. Does it tell Who, what, when, where, why, and sometimes how.

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November 8, 2012 Page 21 Massage Yoga Essential Oils Supplements Dutch ReTreat Health & Wellness Your Massage Therapy location in SCC Village Plaza at U.S. 301/ S.R. 674Call Deb (MA55854)(813) 763-0340 Personalized Therapeutic MassageRelieves Stress Relieves Pain Promotes HealthWelcome back existing and new clients. Please enjoy a happy and healthy season.Visit our website: www.Massage-SCC.com Discover the Experience 941-746-00931-800-738-00931001 9th St. West(Downtown Bradenton) BILLS DISCOUNT CENTERQuality New & Used Furniture & AppliancesWE HAVE GOOD, USED FURNITURE & APPLIANCESWere worth the drive! 46 Years in Business! Fine Resale Furniture, Home Decor & ApparelMoving? Downsizing? Have an estate? DONT STRESS...call usWE PACK & PICK UP!Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.slakewoodranch.comslakewoodranch@gmail.com941-758-7222Creekwood Crossing Plaza(near Lowes and Bealls)7343 52nd Place E.(SR 70 just west of I-75)Bradenton, FL941-907-89008322 Market Street(off University Parkway next to Publix)Lakewood Ranch, FL

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Page 22 November 8, 2012 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Suite 103 Sun City Center, FL 33573813-633-8222Fax 813-633-8227Do you or your loved one have difculty organizing medications?Sunrise Pharmacy has the solution!Let us organize your medications for you in a blister pack. We offer stress-free medication management at NO CHARGE. Take the right medication at the right time and avoid medication interactions.We also offer FREE HOME DELIVERY, Personal Service and Competitive Prices.Call (813) 633-8222today and take advantage of our exceptional service. Walk-In Urgent Care ClinicNo long waits in the ER!Emergency Room Physician AvailableNo Appointment NecessaryWorkmens Compensation and Employee Services State-ofthe-Art Lab and X-Rays Onsite Open 7 Days9 a.m.-9 p.m. Weight Loss and Botox SpecialsFlu Shots $25SEFFNER651-4100APOLLO BEACH641-0068 OPEN HOUSE Seffner ClinicNov. 1711a.m.-2p.m. NICOLE M. CA M ERO NATTOR NEY AT LAWPersonal Injury, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Wills/Probate, General P ractice Join us for our upcoming free one-hour seminars!Dual Residency: What you need to know for Estate PlanningWednesday, November 28 at 11 a.m. at our office CYA: Cover Your AssetsTuesday, December 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Beef OBradys in Apollo BeachRSVP to (813) 645-8787Harbor Pointe Business Center www.law-cameron.com 449 Apollo Beach Boulevard Apollo Beach, Fl. 33572The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. South County. Want to protect the rights of elders who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.? Volunteer with Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Training and certification is provided. Call toll free 1-888-831-0404 or visit ombudsman.myflorida.com. Sun City Center. Boundless opportunities for volunteers are available at South Bay Hospital in SCC. Check out their Volunteer Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today behind the hospital at 1901 Haverford Blvd., suite 106. For more information call 813-6340187. Ruskin. Love cats and dogs? Then C.A.R.E. may be the way for you to share your love with an adoptable animal looking for a forever home. They need volunteers to help answer office phones and do light office work. They also are looking for help to open the kennels and cat facilities each morning. For more information or schedules call 813-645-2273 or visit www.CareShelter.org Wimauma. Are you envisioning a healthier, safer and prosperous Wimauma? If you would like to see more businesses move into Wimauma, a bank, mini-shopping center, retail shops, national franchises or private school call Lydia Reyes at the Hispanic Services Council 813-936-7700 or email Lydia.Reyes@Hispanicservicescouncil. org Wimauma. Are you envisioning a healthier, safer and prosperous Wimauma? If you would like to see more businesses move into Wimauma, a bank, mini-shopping center, retail shops, national franchises or private school call Lydia Reyes at the Hispanic Services Council 813-936-7700 or email Lydia.Reyes@Hispanicservicescouncil. org South County. The Disabled American Veterans are always looking for volunteers to help the vets. Drivers are needed to assist Veterans with transportation to James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. For more information call Bob at 813-634-1761 or Darrell at 813-260-3692. Sun City Center. The Hope Fund is an all volunteer, non-profit organization, and is dedicated to enriching the lives of at risk children. Volunteers come mainly from SCC, Kings Point and Valencia Lakes. The volunteers find that their lives are greatly enriched by working with these special children. Call Carla Miles at 634-4268 if you want to volunteer. View their website at www.the-hope-fund.org to learn more. Riverview. Still want to be part of the business world, but avoid the stress of a fast paced executive position. Try one of South Hillsboroughs Chambers of Commerce. There is one located near you in Ruskin/Apollo Beach at the SouthShore Chamber 813-645-2099; in Riverview at the Riverview Chamber of Commerce (813) 234-5944; or the Sun City Center Chamber (813) 634-5111. Your Community Bulletin BoardContinued from page 12

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November 8, 2012 Page 23 JSA MEDIC A L GROUPSun C ity C enter787 Cortaro Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573 (813) 634-2500 new facility Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHAdult Primary CarePHYSI C I A NSin a S tate-of-the-ArtA Comprehensive primary care clinic with radiology and laboratory services in-house! We also have a dedicated Activity Center open to the community offering a variety of FREE community and patient events including Yoga classes, health lectures, parties and more!A CCEP T I NG NE W P AT IE NTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan Members www.JSAMedicalGroup.com call for more info, or stop by today! (813) 634-2500 ONE STOP SALON FOR MEN AND WOMEN 50/50 RAFFLE Beauty QueensYou are invited to help us Celeate our 24h Aniveay Refreshments Entertainment Fun and Drawings FREE FREEEntertainment 9:30 a.m 2 p.m. provided by Music Avenue***SIDEWALK SALE*** High Fashion Costume Jewelry Miche Hand Bags Silk Flowers Candle Delight Art Exhibit and many more items for donationSPECIAL GUESTSThe Queens from SCC, ABWA, join us to help in fundraising DONT MISS THIS SPECIAL EVENT 11 12:30 p.m. Take a tour around Miller Homes and see the NEWEST modern home in LaPaloma Many thanks to our tremendous customers for another successful year, from all our staff: Szi, Claua, Bn, Amy, Snd, Maia, Zaid n BttySun City Center Ruskin 3820 S.R. 674 Cypress Shopping Center (across from Home Depot )634-5552ttttttttttttttttt ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt tttttttttttt Hit salon to raise money for the Teachers of theYear and ABWA College Fund!!! GOLD IS AT ITS ALL TIME HIGH! $$Turn your broken and unused jewelry into CASH$$ Clean out your jewelry box!! We buy or make loans on most anything of value!RUSKIN PAWN Family Owned Private Appointments Possible With Prior Notice

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November 8, 2012 Page 25 Hurry, valid for rst 50 new membersWe guarantee results in 30 days or your money back!Details at www.snapfitness.com/guarantee Riverview 11369 Big Bend Rd. 813-671-1200 In the Summer eld Shopping Center snap tness.com/riverview Offer expires 12/31/12 Call, Click or Visit Today www.snapfitness.com or SWITCH from your current club & SAVE!Get 2 Months FreeProof of current-club membership required. Not valid with other offers. plusFr ee Pers onal Train ing Ses sionLearn your FITN ESS SCORE & get on a workout plan. ($100 value) ENROLL FO R $29! Limit one per household. No cash value. Access card fee, other fees and some restrictions may apply. Valid only for local residents on rst visit at participating clubs. Snap Fitness, Inc. The New Year is coming....dont wait!A new YOU for the New Year! 3808 Sun City Center Blvd.(former Danny Boys location) Sun City Center TO GO ORDERS: (813) 633-3344 Breakfast Served 8:00 11:00 a.m.Fixed Menu 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Roasted Turkey....................................$12.99 Roasted Pork.......................................$12.99 Mediterranean Fish Filet....................$14.99 Ham with Fruit Sauce.........................$12.99 Leg of Lamb.........................................$13.99 Chicken Stir-Fry...................................$14.99 Prime Rib..............................................$15.99and a lot more on our board! Specials include: 2 sides & soup or saladThursday, Nov. 22 Buy One Meal, Take $3 Off Second Meal November is the 6 year anniversary of the opening of the SouthShore Regional Library. In celebration the library is hosting these special programs for adults throughout the month. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional Irish and Scottish music on Tuesday, November 13 from 2:00-3:00 pm as Matthew Gurnsey performs Celtic Music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, Gurnsey charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the everyman beloved of many Irish tales. His unique talents with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, bones and mandolin, add an air of authenticity to each piece and his stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for the hauntingly beautiful melodies. On Friday November 16 from 4:30-5:30 pm meet a park Ranger from Lettuce Lake Park at the Florida Wildlife Series event. This month the topic will be venomous snakes of Florida. Learn what could be slithering around in your own backyard. This is a family friendly program the kids might enjoy too! As November is Native American Heritage Month, Captain Rick Rhodes will be at the library Saturday, November 17 from 3:00-4:00 pm presenting his program, The Trail of Tears. Learn more about the Trail of Tears and the plight of Eastern Native Americans during the period 1800 to 1840 with special focus on the Cherokees. Enjoy an evening of astronomy and stargazing at the librarys Star Party Tues., November 27 from 6:308:30 pm. Astronomy enthusiast Craig MacDougal, former planetarium director at MOSI, will lead a brief discussion on stars, planets, and moons. Immediately following will be an outside viewing of the night sky through telescopes. Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing these celestial wonders! All of these programs are funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library who will be hosting a Book Sale November 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Books for just $1. The SouthShore Regional Library is located at 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573. All programs are Free to attend! For more information call 813-273-3652. The SouthShore Regional Library turns six years old

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Page 28 November 8, 2012 Satya Gullapalli, M.D. Cecil Sue-Wah-Sing, M.D. Jocelyn Bueno, M.D. Board Certied Board Certied Board Certied Special Interest in: Hospital Privileges at: We care for you in our ofces, hospitals and nursing facilitiesWe accept Medicare, Wellcare and Most Major Insurances RIVERVIEW SUN CITY CENTER 13142 Elk Mountain Dr. 819 Cypress Village Blvd. Riverview, FL 33579 Ruskin, FL 33573 813-672-8440 813-634-5858We speak in our ofce: English, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Telugu and Tagalog PRIME CARE OF TAMP A BAYPrimary Care and Internal Medicine Caring for you at our Sun City Center location since 2005