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The annual Showmen's Benefit Circus is in town!
Children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult.
Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $1 2 at the gate.
Three non-stop shows are scheduled for Saturday,
January 5, at 1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the
Showmen's Club, 6915 Riverview Drive, Gibsonton.


Mitch Traphagen and wife,
Michelle, got more than a
home for the holidays while in
Minnesota this Christmas. They
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January 3, 2013
Volume 56
Number 50


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OBSERVER NEWS


Over the years. Bob Minthorn and his wife.
Sue Croley, have raised six puppies to early adulthood and the
finish training stage. Their photo gallery includes, left to right. Navaho. Parker.
Mulligan, Joseph, Avery and Tango. Each today is in service as a guide dog or in law
enforcement or as a therapy dog.

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Changing lives one dog at a time


* By MELODY JAMESON
mj@observernews.net
SOUTH COUNTY Dogs know.
They are not the only domesticated animals
demonstrating heightened sensitivity to needs of the
human animal, but they certainly rank high. Take,
for example, the Labradors and Goldadors and
Golden Retrievers, raised with the help of loving
puppy foster homes, that Southeastern Guide Dogs
match with the visually impaired, with traumatized
veterans, with public service agencies.
Veteran puppy raisers Bob Minthorn and Sue
Croley, a husband and wife team now training and
acclimating their seventh pup in Sun City Center
for the Palmetto based organization, cite a recent
experience in support of canine sense.
They had been asked to return to Southeastern's


PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
Karen Lewandowski picks out a
gown to wear to the Presidential In-
augural Gala in Washington DC with
the help of Jan Falcione at The Rose
Boutique, 100 E. Shell Point Road,
Ruskin. All profits from the store go
to Ruskin's Mary and Martha House
shelter.


Palmetto campus with their sixth charge, "Avery."
It was thought the dog might help a U.S. Marine
diagnosed with a post traumatic stress disorder
after tours in the Middle East doing the kind of
battlefield work no human being ever should have
to perform.
Together, the three of them he, his wife and
"Avery" met "Jim" in a counselor's office.
However, when "Avery," was allowed off leash, he
did not approach the soldier, Minthomrn recalls. In
fact, the dog ignored the Marine whose PTSD is
manifested by such symptoms as severely shaking
hands and difficulty in speaking, he notes.
Since "Avery's" behavior did not signal a healthy,
helpful match, another young dog was introduced.
> See PUPPY RAISING, page 7


* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews. net
RUSKIN They aren't what
you think of when you think of
college students. They're older,
wiser, and have already set their
goals.
They are honor students and
they each have overcome, or are
overcoming, tremendous medical
odds to have gotten as far as they
have. Both say they've only just
started.
Their grades, grit and goals have
earned them a trip to Washington
DC to the Presidential Gala
and Inauguration. While there,
between Jan. 19 and Jan. 23, they
will also get to tour and attend
other events.
In September, Karen
Lewandowski, 50, and Nicole
Lynch-Schuyler, 31, received
emails telling them they had
been selected to attend the
Collegiate Presidential Inaugural
Conference. Neither was sure why
they had been chosen to attend


until they asked at Hillsborough
Community College where
Lynch-Schuyler is president and
Lewendowski is vice president
of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor
Society.
Both have not only maintained
Honor Society GPA's, they do all
kinds of extra-curricular activities.
Schuyler had met Dr. Kenneth
Ray, an administrator, and Dr.
Kenneth Atwater, president of
HCC's five campuses at leadership
fundraising events.
"Nicole manned a table to HCC
SouthShore's Open House, and
at the Presidential Showcase
(which was a fundraising event)
in Tampa," Lewandowski said.
"So when it came time to decide
how we would pay our way to the
event, she just approached him and
asked."
HCC agreed, saying it would be
good for the school.
The students said they were
chosen because they aren't
0 See INAUGURAL GALA, page 12


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M&M, along with other printers, is capable of helping you make dreams
of becoming an author come true.


For the New Year,


set free your inner author


* BY MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
he publishing industry,
like so many other
industries, has been
thrown into disarray by the
relentless growth of digital
media. For publishing
companies, that could well be
worrisome news. For aspiring
authors, however, there has
never been a better time in the
history of the written word to
become an author.
It is commonly said that
everyone has a book inside. If
that rings true for you, make
this the year you act on it.
The sale of electronic books,
or e-books, is expected to
reach half of all books sold by
the end of 2013. Although the
sale of dedicated e-readers,
such as Amazon's Kindle, has
reached a plateau, an estimated
20 percent of Americans now
own one, nearly double the
percentage from the previous
year. The sale numbers for
printed books, meanwhile,
have fallen. Any rumors of
the death of printed books,
however, are still exaggerated.
Print remains the dominant
medium for readers.
Yet the rise of e-books is
great news for hopeful authors.
Today, virtually anyone can


publish a book on their own and
even offer it for sale via global
websites such as Amazon.com.
Once the more difficult work
of actually writing a book is
complete, creating an e-book
is relatively easy with readily
available software some even
available at no cost. But for any
author, nothing beats holding a
physical book with your story
on the pages and your name on
the cover. Fortunately, even that
is easier than ever.
Of course, first you have to
write the book. Observer News
contributing writer Penny
Fletcher is also a published
author of multiple books as
well as a freelance editor of
manuscripts. An editor such
as Penny can be invaluable
in making the difference
between a jumbled diary and a
masterpiece.
"Don't worry about anything
except what you want to write,"
Penny recommends to hopeful
authors. "Don't worry about
grammar or sentence structure.
You could even speak it if you
can get it out better that way.
Don't worry about ANYTHING
until the whole thing is written."
Penny has further advice for
when you are ready to hire an
editor.
> See INNER AUTHOR, page 15


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Why aging makes Master Swimmers feel younger


* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews.net
SUN CITY CENTER- Unlike
many others over 65, members of
the Sun City Center Swim Club
often broadcast their age.
"When I turned 40 1 thought-
oh no, 40," said award-winning
master swimmer Jean Troy.
Just saying it made her laugh.
"Now when I have a birthday, I
broadcast my age."
Troy made no secret of the fact
that she's 85. That's because she's
just entered the 85-to-89 age
group in swimming championship
races and that makes her the new
kid on the block. She's the "baby"
of the group and for awhile, she
says that gives her a leg up on her
competition.
Jean Allen, who serves as the
current president of the group, is
also a champion swimmer, as are
many other members.
Allen says it's great exercise
because it's not weight-bearing
and is easier on the joints. "You
can get as much out of it as you
put in," she commented, adding
it's something you can do from the
time you' re six months old for as
long as you're able.
One club member, Cliff
Eastwood, 91, just took First Place
in the Florida State Senior Games
50, 100, 200 and 500 yard events.
"He's the Energizer Bunny," Allen
said.
Jim Pitts also placed First in the
100 and 500 Freestyle and Second
in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle in
those same state-wide games.
"Many of our members are
award-winning champions," Allen
said.
The club has two groups, the
Competitive Swimmers, who
practice Tuesdays, Thursdays,


Saturday and Sundays from
6-to-8 a.m. and the Fitness
Swimmers, who swim on those
same days from 8-to-9 a.m.
None are beginners and most
have won competitions.
"But Jean's our star," Allen (who
has won many awards, including
some in Nationals) said.
Troy does have quite a record. In
fact, she's brought home so much
Gold she doesn't remember it all.
"I started swimming in a pool
that had been a WPA Project when
I was about 10," she said. North
Carolina where she grew up didn't
have many pools during that
time, and she says she is grateful
to have lived near one that was
built as part of the government
work project during the Great
Depression.
But she wasn't serious about
her swimming until she and her
husband Ed retired to Sun City
Center 10 years ago.
"I was 75 before I really got
serious about my swimming," she
said. Before coming to Sun City
Center she and her husband sailed
for 13 years, especially in and
around the Bahamas.
She says aging doesn't bother
her anymore because she can
always look forward to entering


a new competitive age group and
being the youngest ni, blood."
'This (swimming) can really
keep you motivated," she said.
Some of her achievements
include setting 19 new records for
85-to-89 year old women in 2012.
Of the 19, 11 were world records
and six were national records.
"National competitions are held
in yards, and world competitions
are in meters so some records
don't count toward world-wide,"
she explained.
If they did count, Troy would
have even more titles than she
does now, Allen said.
In 2007 Troy set 13 new world
records and in 2002 she swam in
a Masters World Champion Meet
in Christ Church, New Zealand,
where she won five Gold Medals
and set four new world records for
women in her age group. For this,
her photograph appeared in Sports
Illustrated magazine.
What's mentioned here is only a
partial list, she said.
Allen said that any Sun City
Center resident who wishes to
inquire about joining or learn
more about the club may show up
at the indoor pool in the Atrium
building on the days and hours
mentioned earlier in this story.


PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
Jean Allen, president of the Sun City Center Master Swim Club and
Jean Troy, winner of more than 19 new national titles, 12 of which
set world records, said swimming is something that is good for ev-
erybody no matter how old they are.


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Positive Talk: What should I ask early in the new year?


It's a brand new year and an
excellent time to give some thought
to where we want to be a year
from now. You will find a number
of people who made the dreaded
New Year's resolutions
without giving their
current situation enough
thought before planning
some action that will
take them into the future.
Are you one of them?
Here are some thoughts By Williar
to help you clarify
where you are now and
the direction you wish to take for
the next year of your life.
1. What could you do to
make 2013 a more successful,
productive and prosperous year?
Are there any odds and ends on
projects started last year that,
with a little extra effort, could be
completed? What resources must
you allocate to complete these
projects quickly so they aren't
stretched throughout another 12
months?
2. What is your vision
for this year? How do you see
it unfolding? The Bible says,
"Where there is no vision, the


people perish." The truth is that
without vision, individuals will
perish because they will squander
their energy moving in various
directions without a definite goal.
Take a few minutes to
decide where you want
to be by the end of the
.. year.
\'S 3. With your vision
-' / in mind, what are some
of the competencies
Hodges you should focus
your attention on
developing? What are
your educational strengths and
weaknesses? What training is
available to you that will build on
your strengths and minimize your
weaknesses?
4. How can you best control
your time so it is invested rather
than spent? Our modem world is
fraught with time wasters. Look at
how you are using your time and
determine whether it is being used
productively. Make necessary
adjustments in your time usage
so you receive an adequate return
on the time invested. One way to
do this is to look at your current
activities and determine whether


or not someone else could do
them better, cheaper or in a more
timely manner. It may be good to
turn over some projects to others
in order to free your time for more
productive tasks.
5. Who do you need to team
with in order to make next year a
success? It has been said that no
man is an island. I believe that to
be true, especially if that man or
woman hopes to be successful.
Look around at those who can be
helpful in achieving your goal.
What will it take to convince them
that they should take an active
interest-or role-in what you
have planned for the next year?
Remember WIFM (What's in it for
me?) Most people are motivated
by how they perceive benefitting
themselves. How can you help
them get what they want in a
manner that will make them want
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Life Story Writing Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m.)
This class is for beginners who want to turn their memories into
family heirlooms. Participants will write as they learn ways to re-
cord their stories for future generations. This class meets for eight
consecutive weeks. Participants are asked to attend all 8 meetings.
Seating limit: 12. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call
273.3652.

eBook Readers 101 Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m.
Learn how to check out e-Books from the Library and how to access
free eBooks through a variety of safe sites on the Internet. See dem-
onstrations of how to use your eReader to its greatest potential. This
is a Web-based program available at SouthShore Regional Library or
by login from any remote location with Internet access. Register here
with your Library card for remote access. Presented by LearnSurge.
Funded by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County,
Inc.

All About the Census: Becoming an Expert Tuesday, Jan. 8 at
3:30 p.m.
Census records are invaluable sources for genealogists. This pro-
gram will help researchers understand Federal census records and
develop skills in working with these important resources. This is a
Web-based program available at the SouthShore Regional Library or
by login from any remote location with Internet access. Register here
with your Library card for remote access. Funded by the Friends of
the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc.

eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10:15
a.m.
Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read
on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive!
Also discover how to use Library eBooks with an Amazon.com ac-
count. This course is presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consor-
tium. Limit: 20

Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m.
Using the latest Stampin' Up products, create a beautiful card and 3D
creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit: 15. Register in ad-
vance at the Information Desk or call 273.3652.

SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 630 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: Dooryard Fruits Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.
Learn about several different fruits that can be grown in this area. The
size, hardiness, light requirements, and other considerations for proper
growth will be revealed. Examples that are in season will be shown. Uses
and recipes for the fruit will be shared. Presented in partnership with
Hillsborough County Extension Service.

Word: Introduction, Font and Page Formatting Thursday, Jan.
10 at 12:15 p.m.
Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Discover the ba-
sics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page
setup, margins, paper orientation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills
are recommended. Registration is available at Library opening at 12
noon.

Clogging with the Buckshot Cloggers Saturday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m.
Meet the Buckshot Cloggers, a local competitive clogging team. Be
amazed as they keep time and step to the music in this dance presen-
tation on the Library's Plaza. Team members range from youth, teen,
to adult and all are talented cloggers. In 2003, members of the Buck-
shot Cloggers won silver and bronze medals at the Junior Olympics.

Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps
provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. Anyone in-
terested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library should call
Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396; www.southshorefriends.com

New genealogy series on the web
Check out a new series of
Genealogy Programs on the web
offered through the library.
This January, on Tuesdays at 3:30
p.m., participate in four different
programs featuring resources
and techniques to energize your
genealogy research.
Jan. 8 Take a new look (or
another look) at information
available in the Census.
Jan. 15 Learn how to Create
a biographical profile of your
ancestors.
Jan. 22 Side step through
alternative research paths to discover additional resources to explore.
Jan. 29 Genealogy Orienteering map it out!
Come into SouthShore Regional Library to view the program or just
sign up before the program starts and view from the comfort of home.
To find more information, check the library's electronic calendar at
http://www.hcplc.org/hcplc/events/. Have your library card handy to
register for access from home.


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Development in Riverview has
been canceled due to the fact that
persons unknown have stolen the
cradle and baby Jesus.
We apologize to any readers who
may have driven to see the display,
and deplore the theft of Christmas
joy.


Therapeutic Tai Chi
classes are open
to the public
Every Wednesday from 10 to 11
a.m., a therapeutic Tai Chi class
will be open to the public at Sun
Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. in
Sun City Center.
Sun Towers' therapists have un-
dergone advanced training in ther-
apeutic Tai Chi for seniors and will
provide guidance in this healthy
exercise.
Tai Chi has been proven to in-
crease strength and balance. This
class will be offered every Wednes-
day due to increased demand.
For more information on the Tai
Chi classes, call 813-634-3347.

Hillsborough
County announces
winners of the
ELAPP Calendar
Photo contest

Hillsborough County's Parks,
Recreation and Conservation
Department has announced the
winners of the Environmental
Lands Acquisition and Protection
Program (ELAPP) Calendar Photo
Contest. A total of 187 photos were
submitted for a contest designed to
celebrate Hillsborough County's
natural beauty through photographs
of Hillsborough County's ELAPP
sites.
Winning photos featured in the
2013 ELAPP Calendar were taken
by the following photographers:
Donna Bollenback, featured in
January
George L. Veazey, III, featured
in February, April, May, July,
September, November, December
and the cover photo
Robert Heath, featured in
March and June
Mariella Smith, featured in
August
Herman Cook, featured in
October
A breathtaking Bobcat photo,
by George L. Veazey, III received
the most public votes overall, and
it will be featured, along with 25
more amazing photos, in the 2013
ELAPP Calendar.
In addition to being featured in
the Calendar, the 1st Place winner
will receive a private canoe tour of
Cockroach Bay Preserve, and the
top winners will receive a Tampa
Bay Pontoon boat tour.
To get a free copy of the 2013
ELAPP Calendar, go to one of the
following locations.


Youth theatre group being organized
Young people of middle-school age are being sought for a youth the-
atre group that will meet Tuesday evenings from January to April at the
Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin.
The group will write its own original one-act play and create a video
documentary of the experiences with the group. No experience is neces-
sary, just an open mind and the desire to have fun.
The theatre project will be the basis of a senior thesis for a student in
the Honors College at the University of South Florida.
For more information or to sign up, contact Sacia Mullins at 813-598-
0905 or email sacia@mail.usf.edu.


SouthShore Chamber seeks
sponsors for 2nd Annual

Membership Banquet
"Mardi Gras Style" is the theme for the SouthShore Chamber of Com-
merce's 2nd Annual Membership & Awards Banquet, scheduled for
Friday, Jan. 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Southshore Falls in Apollo
Beach.
Tickets will be $30 per person, or $235 for a table of eight.
The Chamber has several tiers of sponsorship available:

> $1,000 Grand Marshall Sponsor
1 reserved table, including 8 tickets to the event
8 beverage tickets to be redeemed at the Fat Tuesday Bar
6 complimentary luncheon passes for 2013
Featured as Business of the Week for one week in January
Company name listed as title sponsor on program, recognition
in all press releases and newspaper articles related to event
Company name listed on site banner/signage recognition

D $750 French Quarter Sponsor
1 reserved table, including 8 tickets to the event
8 beverage tickets to be redeemed at the Fat Tuesday Bar
3 complimentary luncheon passes for 2013
Company name listed as sponsor on program
Company name recognized on site

> $600 Fat Tuesday's Bar Sponsor
1 reserved table, including 8 tickets to the event
8 beverage tickets to be redeemed at the Fat Tuesday Bar
Company name listed as sponsor on program
Company name and logo predominantly displayed at the Bar
area
Promo material distributed here

> $500 Bourbon Street Sponsor
1 reserved table, including 8 tickets to the event
8 beverage tickets to be redeemed at the Fat Tuesday Bar
Company name displayed by the featured jazz band
Company name recognized on site

> $300 Caf6 Du Monde Sponsor
1 reserved table, including 8 tickets to the event
Company name & info listed on site with signage recognition
For more information, contact the SouthShore Chamber at 813-645-
1366, or go to southshorechamberofcommerce.com.


Lake Frances Preserve Office,
10225 Woodstock Road in Odessa
Bell Creek Office, 10940
McMullen Road in Riverview
Cockroach Bay Preserve
Office, 3709 Gulf City Road in
Ruskin
Photographers, amateurs, and
professionals of all ages were
invited to visit and submit photos
of any of more than 60 County
ELAPP sites. The photos were then
posted on the County's Facebook
page and the public helped to
narrow down the best ones by
voting for their favorite photos.
The top 34 vote-getters were then
reviewed by a panel of judges who
made the difficult selection of
photos included in the new 2013
ELAPP Calendar.
For more information, contact
Conservation Services at 813-672-
7876.


,HOLE-IN-ONE

Al Cain of Apollo Beach shot
a hole-in-one on December
2 at the Apollo Beach Golf
Club. The 167-yard ace was
shot with a 4 hybrid on hole
#17. The feat was witnessed
by Rick Raziek.


,HOLE-IN-ONE
Gordon Murray of Apollo
Beach shot a hole-in-one on
December 12 at the Apollo
Beach Golf Club. The 130-
yard ace was shot with a 9
iron on hole #12. The feat was
witnessed by Norm Carlisle
and Bill Nelson.
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How to Find and Hire a Good Home Care Worker


Dear Savvy Senior,
What's the best way to find a
good in-home caregiver for my
elderly mother?
Looking for Care

Dear Looking,
Finding a
good in-home
caregiver that's
dependable,
likeable,
By Jim Miller trustworthyand
affordable can
be challenging,
to say the least. Here are some tips
and resources that can help.
Know Your Needs
Before you start the task of look-
ing for a caregiver, your first step is
to determine the level of care your
mom needs (see NCLneedsassess-
ment.org for a checklist). If, for
example, she only needs help with
activities of daily living like pre-
paring meals, doing laundry, bath-
ing or dressing, a "homemaker" or
"personal care aide" will do.
But, if she needs health care ser-
vices, there are "home health aides"
that may do all the things a home-
maker does, plus they also have
training in administering medica-
tions, changing wound dressings
and other medically related duties.
Home health aides often work un-
der a nurse's supervision.
Once you settle on a level of
care, you then need to decide how
many hours of assistance she'll
need. For example, does your
mom need someone to come in
just a few mornings a week to help
her cook, clean, run errands or per-
haps bathe? Or does she need more
continuous care that requires daily
visits or a full-time aide?



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there are two ways in which you
can go about hiring someone. Ei-
ther through a home health agency,
or you can hire someone directly
on your own.
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Hiring a certified home health
agency to supply and manage your
mom's care is the easiest but most
expensive option of the two. Costs
run anywhere from $12 up to $40
an hour depending on where you
live and the qualification of the
aide. This is also usually a better
way to go if your mom requires a
lot of in-home health care.
How it works is you pay the
agency, and they handle everything
including an assessment of your
mom's needs, assigning appropri-
ately trained and pre-screened staff
to care for her, and finding a fill-in
on days her aide cannot come.
Some of the drawbacks, how-
ever, are that you may not have
much input into the selection of
the caregiver, and the caregivers
may change or alternate, which
can cause a disruption in care and
confusion.
You also need to know that while
Medicare does cover some in-
home health care services if it's or-
dered by a doctor, they don't cover
homemaker services, nor will they
cover personal care services, such
as bathing and dressing, provided
by a home health aide if that is the
only care required. But, if your
mom is low-income and qualifies
for Medicaid, some services are
covered.
To locate and compare Medicare-
approved home health agencies
visit www.medicare.gov/hhcom-
pare, and call 800-633-4227 and


request a free copy of the "Medi-
care and Home Health Care" pub-
lication (#10969) that explains
coverage and how to choose an
agency.
Hiring Directly
Hiring an independent caregiver
on your own is the other option,
and it's less expensive. Costs
typically range between $10 and
$20 per hour. Hiring directly also
gives you more control over who
you hire so you can choose some-
one who you feel is right for your
mom.
But, be aware that if you do hire
someone onyour own, you become
the employer so there's no agency
support to fall back on if a prob-
lem occurs or if the aide doesn't
show up. You're also responsible
for paying payroll taxes and any
worker-related injuries that may
happen. If you choose this option
make sure you check the aide's
references thoroughly, and do a
criminal background check.
To find someone, ask for refer-
rals through friends, doctor's of-
fices or hospital discharge plan-
ners, check online job boards like
craigslist.org, or try carelinx.com
or carescout.com. Some states
even offer registries (PHImatch-
ingservicesmap.org) to help you
locate good caregivers. Or, for a
fee, a geriatric care manager (care-
manager.org) can help find some-
one.

Send your senior questions to: Sav-
vy Senior, P 0. 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.


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Pixie
Pixie is a sweet little female who
was brought to the shelter with
three buddies. She has bounced
back from her early misadventures
to be a real little lover who loves
to be held by volunteers and gets
her motor going right away. She
also has a wonderful orange hue to
her fur. Please come into C.A.R.E.
soon and take Pixie along to her for-
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date on her shots. DOB: Septem-
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Manny is a unique looking Ba-
senji/Terrier mix. He is a goofy
boy with a wonderful personality,
happy and wiggly all of the time.
He has started obedience training
at the shelter and already knows
some commands. He was found as
a starving stray and deserves a for-
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Junior Magic Basketball offers skills
training, excitement
The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Depart-
ment has partnered with the Orlando Magic to offer a rewarding basket-
ball experience to Hillsborough County youth through the Junior Magic
Basketball Leagues. These leagues will provide boys and girls ages 7 to
17 a chance to improve their skills while rewarding them with special
perks for all their hard work.
The program runs from Monday, Feb. 11 to Friday, April 12, and regis-
tration will be Monday to Friday, Jan. 14 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. The $25
program cost includes a certificate of achievement, free ticket to a Magic
home game, live games to improve skills, a reversible Junior Magic jer-
sey, and weekly practices.
Locally, the leagues / registration will be held at the following parks:
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MELODY JAMESON PHOTO
Learning proper doorway entrance and exist positioning is all part
of the practice for a guide dog in the making. Here "Ruth", a Golda-
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Sue Croley, SouthShore Area Coordinator for Southeastern Guide
Dogs, as she prepares for her prospective career assisting a sight
impaired individual to a fuller life.


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"Honey" entered the room,
Minthorn relates, made a beeline
for the soldier and placed her head
on his knee. There she remained.
To get better acquainted, they
all went out to lunch, the Marine
seated with "Honey" at his side,
his palsied left hand frequently
dropping to touch her head. At
this point in recounting the event,
Minthorn's voice catches. "It
was just remarkable," he says,
"as we ate, Jim's hands slowed,
he began to speak clearly, the
stress conditions brought on by
the inhumanity of war he had
witnessed were so obviously
eased by the calm presence
of "Honey" at his side." This,
Minthorn indicates as he regains
composure, is the power of dogs;
they know who and how to help.
Equally suitably, "Avery,"
equipped with an extraordinary
sense of smell, now serves in
search and rescue with a local law
enforcement agency, he adds.
Southeastern has made several
such successful matches with
injured and impacted veterans
returning from the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan through its Paws
for Patriots Program, pairing
either a trained guide dog with a
blinded vet or the special service
dog with a serviceman afflicted
by PTSD.


But the 30-year-old
organization began and
continues focused on training
through multiple stages dogs of
several breeds to take the sight
impaired almost anywhere they
might want to go. Its mission
statement is unambiguous: "To
create and nurture a partnership
between a visually impaired
individual and a guide dog,
facilitating life's journey with
mobility, independence and
dignity."
That partnership is made
possible by a network of "puppy
raisers" who "adopt" for a
year or so one of the young
dogs bom in the Southeastern
kennels, emphasizes Croley,
the organization's SouthShore
Area Coordinator. Puppy raisers
frequently take a weaned, nine-
week-old pup who may have just
been introduced to housebreaking,
she explains, and teach the
youngster not only home manners
but also public behaviors through
a variety of exposures and the
kind of training a guide dog
requires to perform and protect
competently at the side of a sight
impaired human.
These fostering individuals and
families take on responsibility
for the young dog's food, leash,
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prevention while Southeastern
provides veterinary care and
monthly heartworm medications.
Plus, Croley notes, under the
contractual agreement with the
organization, puppy raisers follow
a training protocol that eventually
equips the dog to function well
in a variety of circumstances
while also taking the animal into
the situations humans encounter,
from work environments to social
settings to numerous errands
destinations.
In short, Croley points out,
"they love the puppy and give him
or her opportunity to become a
well exposed, confident animal."
Then, after making these
investments, puppy raisers
surrender their dogs that they've
come to love to Southeastern
for the final training stage
and, ultimately, assignment to
the role where they are most
temperamentally suited, the local
coordinator says.
"People often ask me: 'how
do you handle it?'," she adds.
"It certainly is a commitment"
Croley acknowledges, and it can
be hard to part with a dog that
has become a member of the
family, but there also are rewards.
Puppy raisers many times see
their charges again, frequently
make new friends among people
with similar interests and, most
importantly, know they are
making contributions that will
very meaningfully enhance if not
alter the lives of others.
In addition to the dogs
assisting veterans and guiding
the sight impaired, Southeastern
-trained animals have gone on
to public service careers in law
enforcement search and rescue
as well as in bomb, arson and
drug detection work. Other dogs
have become therapy animals in
nursing homes or hospices and
taken on roles as ambassadors
in schools. Still others not
destined to be canine guides
sometimes become companions
for youngsters under the age of
18 with vision problems, helping
them learn the responsibilities
involved in dog care.
What's more, Croley says
she's currently overseeing high
school students raising puppies
as components of the teen-agers'
community service records that
will be included with their college
applications.
The total cost of producing
a guide dog from birth to
assignment is pegged at $60,000,
Minthorn notes. Southeastern
Guide Dogs is completely
supported by private donations,
receives no government funding
and provides its guide trained
animals at no charge to recipients.
The organization currently
supplies after-match support to
more than 600 guide dog teams
and, he adds, the number of those
seeking a guide dog exceeds
the number of available trained
animals. "There's a waiting list,"
he asserts.
Additional information,
including applications for
prospective puppy raisers as well
as opportunities to take part in
puppy hugging or dog walking
on Southeastern's campus, can
be found on the organization's
website: www.Guidedogs.org.


- Copyright 2012 Melody Jameson


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IN UNIFORM


Air Force
Air Force Airman Anthony M.
Badillo graduated from basic mili-
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an associate in applied science de-
gree through the Community Col-
lege of the Air Force.
Badillo is the son of Judith Ba-
dillo of Tiverton Drive, Brandon.
He is a 2010 graduate of Riv-
erview High School.

Marines
Marine Corps Pvt. Joshua W.
Murray, son of Tracy Davis of
Pembroke, Maine, and John Mur-
ray, of Gibsonton, Fla., earned
the title of U.S. Marine after
graduating from recruit training
at Marine Corps Recruit Depot,
Parris Island, S. C.
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with an M-16A4 rifle, physical
fitness, martial arts, swimming,
military history, customs and
courtesies.
One week prior to graduation,
Murray endured The Crucible,
a 54-hour final test of recruits'
minds and bodies. Upon comple-
tion, recruits are presented the
Marine Corps emblem and called
Marines for the first time.
Murray is a 2010 graduate of
Washington Academy of East
Machias, Maine.


Adult Computer Classes for the
Technologically Challenged

Word I: Introduction Jan. 8 3 p.m.
Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Basic keyboarding
and mouse skills are recommended.
Word II: Font & Page Formatting Jan. 8 3:45 p.m.
Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and
color and page setup, margins, paper orientation. Word I is recommend-
ed..
Word III: Paragraph Formatting Jan. 10 3 p.m.
Learn paragraph formatting from setting margins to line spacing and
how to create bulleted and numbered lists. Word II is recommended.
Word: Tables 1 Jan. 10 3:45 p.m.
Create professional looking tables for form and lists, format table
structure, and more. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recom-
mended. SummerTech!.
eBooks And eReaders: An Introduction Jan. 18 3 p.m.
Jan. 31 3 p.m.
Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which de-
vices can download the library's free eBooks and how to load eBooks
onto various types of eReaders. Discover the library's large selection of
eBooks in various formats! SpringTech!
Windows: Troubleshooting Jan. 18 3 p.m.
Diagnosing and correcting common problems associated with Win-
dows Operating Systems. FallTech2012
PowerPoint: Introduction Jan. 24 3 p.m.
Learn the basics of slide design and layout to create a professional-
looking presentation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recom-
mended. SummerTech!.


RUSKIN VFW POST #6287

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, Jan. 3 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. VA Hospital 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 4 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Treasure Hunt Drawing 7:30 p.m.
Music by Holly Rae 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan 5 Dist. 12 Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen
Teacher Recognition dinner, noon at post. Music by Holly Rae 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 6 Bingo 10:30 a.m. Kitchen opens 11 a.m. Music by Bert
& Sassy 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 7 Fire N Steaks 5 p.m. Planning Meeting 6 p.m.
House Meeting 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8 Games in Lounge 1 4 p.m. Doors open 4 p.m.
Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 VFW & LAVFW Meeting 7 p.m.


PowerPoint: Text Boxes, Clipart and Autoshapes* Jan. 24 3:45
p.m.
Adding text boxes, clipart and Autoshapes to your presentation. Previ-
ous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended.
PowerPoint: Effects and Transitions Jan. 24 4:30 p.m.
Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Excel
I is recommended.
iPad/iPhone: Demonstration and Open Lab Jan. 25 3 p.m.
Bring an iPad/iPhone and operation questions to the class. Will dem-
onstrate how to install the required software for eBooks, open an Apple
account, and how to download an eBook to the device. SpringTech!
Managing Media Jan. 29 3 p.m.
Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn
how to transfer and download digital content..


Volunteers needed for United Way's ReadingPals


United Way Suncoast is looking for volunteers to serve as
part of a statewide initiative to help young children learn to
read at grade level. ReadingPals is a program focused on i
increasing the number of students who are reading at grade
level by the end of third grade.
United Way will connect volunteers to a particular site
based on their preferred location schedule. Volunteers will
undergo a background screening and receive training in the
curriculum selected for their region prior to being assigned a
reading pal. Volunteers will continue to work with children in
ReadingPals throughout 2013.
Those interested in becoming ReadingPals volunteers ..
should contact United Way Suncoast. Interested prospec- -,
tive volunteers should contact Nicole Brown, Program Man- ..
ager, ReadingPals, by calling 813-274-0998 or mailing her.,. '" .
at nbrown@uwsuncoast.org. She encourages volunteers to ..- "
become a part of the program. "Great readers eventually be- .
come great leaders," said Ms. Brown. .
Volunteers will commit to reading for at least an hour per. ., :'
week throughout the school year with one, two or three chil- .
dren. The program uses proven techniques to meet the needs
of each community. Volunteers will read a book out loud, guiding children through literacy activities and gen-
eral conversations about the book. The program also begins to build home libraries for participating children
by sending books home throughout the school year.
Children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school.
Graduates earn more throughout their lifetime, make better choices, use fewer social services and statistically
are more likely to stay out of trouble.
In August, 2012, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott joined former Miami Herald Publisher Dave
Lawrence, chair of The Children's Movement of Florida, and Carol Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets
Charities, to launch ReadingPals early literacy initiative. Thanks to the Barnett's generosity, ten United Ways
across Florida will share $3 million over three years to achieve the goal of helping children read on grade level
by third grade.
"The early years when 90 percent of brain growth occurs are crucial to growing children who become


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Baby Time Monday, Jan. 7 at 1:35 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 11:35 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 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 lit-
eracy skills and encourages language development.

Crafternoon Monday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m.
For children ages 5-10 ~ Join the children's librarian and create col-
orful and fun crafts to take home with you. Registration is required.
Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 273.3652. Funding pro-
vided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library

Toddler Time Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10:35 a.m.
For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fin-
gerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute
program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading
readiness.

Story Time Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m.
For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes,


songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute pro-
gram that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading read-
iness and social interaction.

Family Story Time Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Sto-
ries, 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.

"Pee Wee Artists": Let's Create! Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m.
"Pee Wee Artists", 3-6 years, will have a fun morning creating an
art project with Art Instructor, Tim Gibbons. Limit 15. Adult must be
present. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by
calling 273.3652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of
SouthShore Regional Library

"Creative Artists": Let's Create! Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m.
"Creative Artists", 7-10 years, will have a fun morning creating an
art project with Art Instructor, Tim Gibbons. Limit 22. Registration
required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273.3652. Fund-
ing for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional
Library


eager students and contributing
adults," said David Lawrence, Jr.,
chair of The Children's Movement
of Florida. "Learning to read by
third grade is crucial, and reading
to learn must become the standard
by no later than fourth grade. The
very future of our state and coun-
try depend on this."
The Florida Department of Edu-
cation recently released the state-
wide 2012 third-grade FCAT 2.0
reading scores, and 44 percent -
89,491 students were found to be
reading below grade level. These
children, who struggle with read-
ing at a young age, will be four
times more likely to drop out of
high school than their peers read-
ing at grade level.
Ten United Ways across the state
have received ReadingPals grants.
Locally, this includes United Way
of Manatee County, and United
Way Suncoast.
United Way Suncoast has made a
commitment to work with children
and youth to help them achieve
their full potential in life by focus-
ing programs on early childhood
learning. Learn more about Unit-
ed Way Suncoast at www.United-
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Alderman's Ford
Park Trail partially
closed
Hillsborough County has
closed portions of the trail
at Alderman's Ford Regional
Park, 9625 Canoe Launch Loop
in Lithia, due to a renovation
project.
This project, which started
Wednesday, Jan. 2, is scheduled
to last 90 days.
During this renovation project,
three bridges located on the trail
spanning the Alafia River will
undergo renovation.
Each individual bridge will be
closed temporarily during this
time. The trail will remain open.
However, portions of it will be
shortened.
County staff will place signs
in the Park and at trail entrances
to keep park patrons up-to-date
regarding construction closures.
For additional information,
contact Alderman's Ford
Regional Park at 813-757-3801.


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Observations: Something said, many times, many ways


I went through all of the
motions, had even shopped
for gifts, and still did not
really appreciate that it was truly
Christmas. It took a party at a
nursing home with a woman
playing piano and singing "The
Christmas Song" (also known as
"Chestnuts Roasting on an Open
Fire") to really bring home the
fact that it was, indeed, Christmas.
There is something about that
song, something wonderful and
full of reminiscence. After hearing
it, the Yuletide carols that various
groups coming into the nursing
home sang had more meaning
and my appreciation for things
grew deeper. I was healthy and
with most of my family. Outside,
snow was falling and I could walk
out of the building under my own
power, which is considerably
more than most of the residents of
the home could do.
What is amazing is how many
people in that nursing home don't
recognize their own children
or know what day it is, but
they know every word of the
Christmas carols. One man spent
day after day with his chin resting
on his chest but immediately
perked up upon hearing a church
group sing Silent Night. I saw him
singing along.
Each of the caroling groups
had the same effect on me, as
mentioned last week I had to
fight back tears for reasons I
could not explain. One of the
groups in particular, from a local
Baptist church, was incredible. It
isn't often that you hear carolers
attempt Handel's "Messiah" and
"Hallelujah Chorus" but they
pulled it off extremely well.


They had to know they did a
good job when they heard a few
people whooping along with
the applause. Neither applause
nor whooping is a common
occurrence in a nursing home.
Hundreds of videos
and recordings exist
by just about every ..
choir of any size "
performing "Hallelujah
Chorus", but in order
to appreciate it fully,
you really have to hear By Mit
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the dining room of a
nursing home, it was moving.
The sun makes a low arc across
the sky, a celestial visitor barely
reaching a height as to be noticed.
But sunshine, in the few hours
it is available, is most welcome.
It makes cold weather almost
tolerable and somehow beautiful
with the air visible in diaphanous
crystals of moisture. Minnesota
is lovely with friendly people,
but the winter months are harsh
and unforgiving. Four months
out of the year, the weather
can be downright brutal. Most
Minnesotans take it in stride. "It
doesn't bother me," my brother
says. But what choice is there?
Humans don't hibernate, at least
not entirely. Besides, the weather
probably works to keep the riff-
raff out. Who in their right mind
would run around breaking into
cars or looking to rape and pillage
when it's 10 degrees below zero
outside?
On the night before Christmas
Eve, I moved from my brother's
house into a motel. My brother's
three boys were coming home for


Christmas and I know they would
have made room for me but his
boys are getting older and each
Christmas is more special than the
last. They deserved to come home
to the place they remember as
children.
The motel room
was tiny and the heat
was going full blast,
.f allowing me to feel
truly warm for the first
W.1 time since I arrived
aphagen in Minnesota. When I
emnews.net pulled into the motel,
I was the only guest.
It was the day before
Christmas Eve, and I assumed
most people had to be in their
homes already celebrating with
family. When I woke up the next
morning, I saw several other
cars in the lot, along with a light
dusting of new snow. I silently
hoped that everyone there was
almost home, soon to be with
family, friends and a warm house
awaiting them not much further
down the road.
Sixty miles down the road for
me, an airplane was landing in
South Dakota, carrying my wife,
Michelle, from Florida. She
carried bright sunshine with her,
but I felt compelled to warn her
that the thermometer outside had
only reached a few degrees above
zero. Michelle certainly helped to
make the season bright. We were
dressed up as Eskimos and, as
we stepped outside of the airport
doors, Jack Frost was nipping
at our nose. We jumped into the
car and headed home for, as Nat
King Cole sang so simply and
beautifully, a Merry Christmas. I
hope yours was, too.


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A pre-Christmas day on the beach...in Minnesota. Winters can be
brutal here but they can also be beautiful.


Christmas came home to me in the activities room at a nursing home
with a piano player singing Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire. In
the foreground a walker from one of the residents.


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Association
JEANNE O'CONNOR photos
n 1513, Ponce de Leon
reportedly landed on the shores
of La Florida at the spot where
the city of St. Augustine is now
located. Next year will mark
the 500th anniversary of this


occurrence but the celebrations
have already begun and will
continue well into 2013.
On a recent visit to St.
Augustine, we stayed at the St.
Francis Inn which boasts of being
the oldest Inn in the oldest city in
the USA. Now that's a winning
combination for anyone interested
in history. Heritage Travel has


become a very important part of
the travel industry.
The St. Francis Inn is a vertical
three story B&B with some
individual guest buildings, private
pool and a lovely secluded outdoor
dining garden. Because it was built
over hundreds of years the Inn's
rooms are unique with furnishings
individually fitted to the spaces,
unlike the cookie cutter offerings
of chain motels. St. Francis Inn is
a renowned B&B and member the
Select Registry/Distinguished Inns
of North America.
The Inn even owns property
directly on St. Augustine's
awesome beach which is available
for their guest's use. Back at the
Inn's main building breakfast
will even be delivered to your
door on request, and that includes
staff climbing up the final flight
of a slightly lopsided stairway
where guests, over the years,
have reported sightings of ghostly
apparitions.
Their breakfast menu changes
daily and is served buffet style
so you can take what you want
as often as you want. There are
even options for vegetarians and
diabetics which in itself is unusual.
During the two days we were
guests, the offerings included:
quiche, pumpkin pancakes, hard
boiled eggs, eggs in basket (ham
& eggs in a muffin), hash brown
casserole (potatoes & cheese),
1791 granola prepared fresh,
fruit salad, assorted breads with
homemade marmalade and jams,
assorted juices, packaged yogurt,
yogurt parfait, private house brand
coffee, packaged and loose teas,
hot chocolate and other goodies.


FE .i i iiii is freshly made daily.
During the day there is an open
cappuccino coffee bar, with choice
of flavors. Happy Hour for guests
between 5 and 6 PM offers a
variety of wines veggies, chips and
dips in a warm, friendly setting
where guests get to mingle in
comfortable surroundings.
The Internet pages of the St.
Francis are among the most
comprehensive I have ever seen.
Read through them yourself. It
would be surprising if you haven't
had all of your questions answered
before your visit. As the oldest
continuously operated Inn in the
USA they've had time to get it
right, and they certainly have.
The short version given to me
of the explanation as to how this
property claims to be the oldest
Inn in the USA is in order here.
The original structure was built
on the site in 1791. Subsequent
owners added to it and in 1845 it
became a lodging house. Today
it is the oldest building in service
as an Inn in St. Augustine. Other
cities might lay claim to the
distinction of having a location on
which an Inn has been located for
many more years, but no part of
the original buildings) remain.
Joe and Margaret Finnegan
purchased the St. Francis Inn in
1985 and over the years have
added all of the amenities required
to make guests comfortable and
keep them in touch with the
modem world. The St. Francis Inn
staff "jokingly" refers to Joe as the
oldest innkeeper of the oldest Inn
in the oldest city in the USA. Now,
what's new in the "The Old City?"
St. Augustine's Fountain of


Youth is one of the oldest tourist
attractions in Florida. Generations
of tourists have visited but there
was never a reason to return
because there was basically
nothing new to see. This is
changing. New owners seem to
have taken a drink of the fabled
waters and will be adding exciting
new attractions.
A team of archeologists was
brought in and after extensive
research, determined the area
has been in use by people for at
least 4,000 years. Most exciting
to the archeologists though was
discovery of remains of an old
Spanish village on the site.
A "new" village will be
resurrected on the exact location
where the original one stood.
When completed, under direction
of John Staveley manager
of the Fountain of Youth, it
will showcase a living village
encompassing hundreds of years
of Saint Augustine's history.
Last year's sensation in St.
Augustine was the opening of
the Pirate & Treasure Museum
opposite the Castillo de San
Marcos, the oldest masonry fort
in the United States. In a previous
article I wrote about how and why
the museum moved from Key
West and what an exciting new
addition it was to St. Augustine.
Now Pat Croce, the museum's
owner, has teamed up with the
City of St. Augustine for an even
bigger attraction on St. George
Street where the previous Colonial
Spanish Quarter operated.
The Spanish Quarter is being
totally renovated and is scheduled
> See ST. AUGUSTINE, page 11


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Entrance to the famed Fountain of Youth.


Castillo de San Marcos at night. A 'must see.'


St. Augustine
0 Continued from page 10
to open in the spring of 2013 as the
Colonial Quarter. It will encompass
three centuries of St. Augustine's
Spanish and British history in
separate villages. Mr. Croce said
that the goal of this new exhibit is
"to preserve, educate, entertain and
interpret the story of Colonial St.
Augustine... "This will be done
with sections individually devoted
to each period featuring the life
styles of those bygone times. If he
brings as much excitement to this
new village as he has done with the
pirate's museum, it is guaranteed
to be a huge success and will be
another reason to return to St.
Augustine. The Pirate & Treasure
Museum will continue operation at
its present site.
An often overlooked gem in St.
Augustine is the full size replica
of Michelangelo's statue of David
hidden away behind tall bushes
in front of Ripley's "Believe It or
Not Museum." The original is in
Florence, Italy.
St. Augustine's statue was carved
out of marble taken from the same
quarry as the original and was
displayed at the 1963 64 World's
Fair in Flushing, New York. It is
hidden from view here because
of objections to the unclothed,
oversized and anatomically correct
rendering of the male form. Perhaps
it is time for the city to unveil this
masterpiece or at least have the


bushes trimmed down to waist
height, David's not ours.
We have made numerous trips
to St. Augustine and each time
have tried to experience a different
restaurant and dining experience,
an easy and delightful task because
the mix of so many cultures. St.
Augustine's residents represent
an interesting blend of Spanish,
English, Minorcans from the
Spanish owned Balerica Islands,
French, African-Americans, Irish,
Greek, Jewish and others. We have
not had a bad experience even in the
midst of this most touristy of cities.
One dining room we have
seen only as visitors is at Flagler
College. Surrounded by magnificent
art work, students take their meals,
work their notebooks and talk
on their smart phones. Tiffany
windows, insured for approximately
$30 million last time I heard,
frame the east and west walls of
this magnificent room. After a few
meals here I wonder how many
students even take note of their
glorious art surrounding?
Next June we will celebrate our
wedding anniversary with another
stay at the St. Francis Inn and will
use this opportunity to bring readers
an update on the Colonial Quarters,
additions to the Fountain of Youth
and an.h idin, else that's new in this,
"The Oldest City."






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Inaugural gala
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JANUARY 3, 2013


"typical students," and each
fit into one or more of the
"exceptional student categories,"
their older age and high grades
being two factors.
But not only do they have
grades, they also have grit.
"I was injured in an automobile
accident in 2006 and have had
six surgeries since," Schuyler
said. Three were spinal surgeries.
She is diagnosed with permanent
neurological dystrophy, but she
wasn't happy with staying inside
and not doing the things she was
used to, which included rock
climbing and SCUBA diving.
One of the ways she fights the
pain is with laughter.
"I finally decided I was going to
do what I wanted. I still have pain,
but I fight it by being silly. People,
like Karen who know me well,
know when the pain's the worst
because that's when I joke around
the most and get the silliest."
The thing she thinks is most
ironic is that she was on her
way to the doctor's office to
have stitches removed from
knee surgery when the accident
occurred.
"I just have to elevate myself.
I don't want to live on pain
medication, especially now. If I
need them much worse later (in
life) they either won't work right
or I'll have too high a tolerance
for them to work at all."
She says getting in water- any
water- whether a bathtub or
swimming pool, helps too.
Lewandowski has had her
own medical hardships to
overcome, having taken rounds
of chemotherapy for cancer and
then gone straight to school, being
driven by friends or classmates,
often using a walker or cane.


And along with their grades and
grit, these two also have goals.
After HCC, Schuyler plans to
major in premed at the University
of Virginia and Lewandowski will
major in either political science or
communications at the University
of South Florida.
Lewandowski said she likes
to polarize people to think and
then express their ideas. "Once
I get them started working on
something, I go on to something
else," she said.
Schuyler isn't certain yet
whether she'll eventually study
osteopathic medicine or pharmacy.
That, she says, depends on several
things, including whether she and
her fiance want to start a family.
"Medical careers aren't
something you train for quickly,"
she said. "There are a lot of years
involved."
Meanwhile, the two are
looking forward to their trip to
Washington.
"We're going to learn a lot about
the Presidential process there,"
Lewandowski said.
The Collegiate Presidential
Inaugural Conference is held
every four years along with the
Inauguration. This year 900
students from all over the country
will attend. Not all who are invited
can attend because unless they are
sponsored, they have costs.
The two South County students
say they are extremely grateful
their school has honored them
with sponsorship.
While in DC they will get to
interact with political experts and
analysts, network with leaders of
both parties, and take part in the
celebratory events, including the
black-tie Gala as well as watching
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Finding a home for the holidays


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
A family I don't know is
living in the only home I
ever knew as a child. All
of my memories of childhood
Christmases and birthdays are
wrapped up in that house and yard,
replete with train sets, go-carts and
forts. Now someone else is making
new memories there. Another kid
is living in my room.
I know that I'm not alone with
this sudden awareness nothing
is forever and that includes the
house that for so many years I've
gone "home "to for holidays.
My current home is nearly 1,700
miles away but my real home will
always be a little house on a hill,
in a little town on the prairie in
Minnesota.
Since it was unlikely the owners
of my Mom's old house cared
to spend the Christmas holiday
with two strangers, Michelle and
I needed to find our own home
in my hometown. We could have
opted for one of the chain motels
in town but that somehow seemed
too clinical and impersonal for
Christmas Eve. Instead, we found
a mansion of our own.
George Draper Dayton moved
to Worthington, Minnesota, in
the late 1800s. By then he was
already a successful businessman
but that paled in comparison
to the success he would soon
know, founding Dayton Hudson
Corporation (today known as
Target Corporation). In 1890, with
a wife and a growing family, he
commissioned a suitable home
to be built. It became the gem
of that little town, three stories
tall with porches, decks and
ornate styling both inside and


out. Craftsmen carved beautiful
ornamentation into the doorways
and above the master stairway. The
home was large, magnificent and
comfortable.
In the early 1900s, Dayton's
business took him and his family


to Minneapolis where the venture
he began continues to grow today.
The Dayton family remains as one
of Minnesota's most prominent,
with his great-grandson, Mark
Dayton, a former U.S. Senator and
current Governor of the state.


The home was decorated for the holiday with three beautifully deco-
rated trees. Being the only guests, we had the entire house to our-
selves.


The master bedroom, as with the entire house, period correct an-
tiques are used throughout.


The house changed hands twice
since George left town. By the
early 1940s, the widow of one
of the owners began taking in
guests and eventually turning the


place into a nursing home simply
to make ends meet. The home
remained standing, and due to its
sheer size remained a prominent
> See HOME for the HOLIDAYS, page 18


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MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS
The Dayton House in Worthington, Minnesota, built by the founder
of what would become Target Stores was our home for the holidays.
The home has been restored to its Victorian-era elegance and offers
two suites for overnight guests.


An antique silver stereo viewer donated by my Mom added a touch
of home.


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Set free your inner author
Continued from page 1


"Absolutely never hire an editor
who charges by the hour and most
do," she said. "Look for someone
who is accessible and answers
email within one day and will give
you a contract of 'expectations'
before starting. Mine is a simple
online contract."
Editing services vary greatly
in scope and in cost. An editor
such as Penny can help with
everything from spelling, syntax
and punctuation to the far more
in depth work of structure,
character development and even
plot development. She also
offers overall manuscript critique
services with comments and
suggestions on how to refine and
enhance your work.
\ ly' basic contract is for editing
only, but a good editor should
offer all the services necessary
to make the book a book; if
requested, of course," Penny said.
Once the book is complete,
creating an e-book can be as
simple as formatting the pages and
exporting it to one of the accepted
digital formats. From there, you
can search for a publisher or, with
an Amazon merchant account or
even a personal website, offer it
for sale on your own. Amazon,
along with most other online book
retailers, generally takes a third
of the sales price as their cut on a
commission basis. Keep in mind
a large retailer will likely require
that your e-book have an ISBN
code, a bar code that identifies
every published book.
As simple as publishing an
e-book can be, there is still a great


sense of satisfaction in being able
to hold the results of your hard
work in your hand. If you want
to promote and sell your work,
offering to speak at events or
signing up as a vendor at local
markets provides an excellent
opportunity to do so. In such
cases, it is much easier to sell a
physical copy than it is a digital
version. A book in hand beats
a website URL and you can't
autograph an e-book. Fortunately,
self-publishing printed books
is also easier than ever. M&M
Printing, the parent company of
The Observer News, The SCC
Observer and The Current, has
made printing books a part of their
business. Like hiring an editor,
book printers offer a variety of
services at a variety of costs.
According to M&M Printing
CEO Wes Mullins, the company
has the ability to produce
anywhere from a single copy to
1,000 or more copies of your
book. The cost, of course, varies,
yet with modem equipment
printing a book has become an
affordable option.
"Depending on page count and
color, the cost could be anywhere
from $7 up to something that is
full color of larger page count at
$25.00 per book," Mullins said.
To have your book printed, all
you have to do is convert your
manuscript to the standard PDF
format.
"PDF is preferred," Mullins
confirmed. [lhiiii.il.J Word
is acceptable, but there will be a
charge for converting it. We do


convert to size."
The company already has
extensive experience in printing
self-published books.
"We can also help to get the bar
codes so authors can sell their
books," Mullins continued. "We
have coil binding, saddle stitch
binding, and perfect binding. All
types of sizes are available."
In the end, printing a book is as
easy as creating an e-book. Once
the writing is done, there is very
little left to do.
"Have all files ready, graphics
picked, format size chosen,
quantity to be produced and we
can take it from there," Mullins
said.
If there is a book inside of you
waiting to come out, 2013 could
be the best year ever to become
an author. With the simplicity and
convenience of creating an e-book
combined with the ease and cost-
effectiveness of having a printed
book, there has never been a better
time.
For more information about the
sources referenced in this article,
visit M&M Printing at www.
mmprintinc.com or call 813-645-
4048. Penny Fletcher is available
via email at penny@pennyfletcher.
com or through her website at
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Inaugural gala
Continued from page 12
the Inauguration.
The student event is put
together by Envision EMI, which
partners with leading educational
organizations, businesses and
government to give them real
world experience. EMI takes
nominations from teachers and
other educators and chooses
according to a list of factors that
are set in categories.
"Many of the students are
nominated to attend Envision
EMI's programs directly
by educators. Teachers are
encouraged to select students
who demonstrate academic
achievement, maturity and
leadership potential," said
Envision EMI Vice President
Regan Lamb in an email interview
Dec. 28. "There are numerous
benefits to students attending the
Collegiate Presidential Inaugural
Conference. This unique event,
held only once every four years in
conjunction with our nation's most
historic and celebrated tradition,
helps students to continue to
grow and develop as students and
leaders. By pushing them to step
outside of their comfort zone and
challenge themselves among the
highest achieving students in the
nation, we find students leave
the event with improved self-
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specific date Jan. 20 but
this year that is a Sunday so it will
be done privately and then again
publicly on Monday.
The Gala will be held at the
Air and Space Museum of the
Smithsonian National Museum
of Natural History, to which the
students will gain early admission
so they can view it.
According to information on
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com, this year's students will hear
keynote speakers Jeb Bush, former
Governor of Florida and the Rev.
Jesse Jackson Sr., who has been
associated with movements for
civil rights, equality and economic
justice for more than 35 years.
At the time of the interview
for this story, Lewendowski and
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gowns to wear to the Gala.
Schuyler had already chosen
one and Lewandowski was at The
Rose Boutique in Ruskin, which
donates all its profits to the Mary
and Martha House shelter for
abused and homeless women and
their children.
Both said they were extremely
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C3 Area Obituaries


James R. Bennett
James R. Bennett, 85 of Sun City
Center, Fla passed away December
13, 2012
He served in the U.S. Army during
World War II and was a self-employed
carpenter in residential construction.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years,
Patricia J. Bennett, and his sister and
brother-in-law, Patricia and Robert Hill.
The family will receive friends 6 to
8 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Sun
City Center Funeral Home, 1851
Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center,
Fla.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11
a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Our
Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church,
16650 U.S. 301 South, Wimauma, Fla
Burial with military honors will be at
Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell,
Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
memorials be made to the Sun City
Center Emergency Squad, 720 Ray
Watson Drive, Sun City Center, Fla
33573. Arrangements by Sun City
Center Funeral Home.

Subject of service:
'What UUs don't
believe'
Based on the seven principles
of the church, Dr. Robert Tucker,
minister emeritus of the Lakeland
Congregation, will explore the
kinds of beliefs that are unaccept-
able within Unitarian Universal-
ism. Service begins at 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan.3. All are welcome.
The service is held in the Gibson
Social Hall of Beth Israel Syna-
gogue.
St. John the Divine
hosts 'Inquirers'
classes
Those who may be new to
the parish, new to the Episco-
pal Church, or curious about the
Christian faith are invited to a six-
session Inquirers' Class to be held
at St. John the Divine Episcopal
Church, Sun City Center campus,
1015 Del Webb Blvd.
The classes, to be held on Mon-
days, Jan 7 through Feb. 11, are also
open to long-time Episcopalians.
Classes begin at 5:30 p.m. with
dinner and finish at 8:30 p.m.
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the age of 90 at her home in Asheville,
NC on December 21, 2012.
She was born November 16, 1922
in New York. She resided most of her
life in Milton, Mass. She divided her
time between Milton and Sun City
Center, Fla., and then Asheville and
Sun City. In 2003, she moved full time
to Asheville.
Onstage since the age of two, Quita
performed for the USO throughout the
Pacific Theater during World War II.
After the war she continued
performing nights, surviving the
infamous Cocoanut Grove fire of
November 28, 1942.
She performed with many of the
leading entertainers of the day,
including Jackie Gleason, Sophie
Tucker and the Nuts Brothers.
By day, Quita broke barriers,
becoming the first female building
contractor in Boston (possibly in the
U.S.), specializing in houses designed
with the woman in mind.
Her success led Quita to be the
first and only woman in the Boston
Chapter of the National Association of
Homebuilders in the 1950s.
Quita was a member of Today's
Book Club, Harvest House, The Red
Hat Society, Wild Bodema Women's
Drumming Group, and continued
to be active all her life, singing and
performing whenever possible.
She was also an avid bridge player
and a skilled knitter.
Quita is survived by her daughter
Lita Perkins, her son-in-law John
Perkins, and grandson Scott Perkins,
all of Asheville; and grandson Shane
Perkins of Chico, CA.
The funeral service was Friday,
December 28.
Quita's friends at the Bella Vista
Retirement Community of Asheville
heard her sing My Way during an
afternoon gathering a few weeks
before her death. They were very
touched to hear her sing a song that
she had clearly lived.
In lieu of flowers the family requests
donations in her name to the Humane
Society. Groce Funeral Home in
Asheville assisted the Foster family.


Beth Israel

Sisterhood offers

CPR refresher at

next meeting
Beth Israel Sisterhood of Sun
City Center will meet at 1 p.m.
on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the tem-
ple, 1115 East Del Webb Blvd.
The Sisterhood begins the
New Year with a very important
topic, led by Chuck Ross from
the Sun City Center Emergency
Squad.
There will be a refresher on
CPR, and information relating
to senior emergencies, which
should be of great interest to
all.
This will be a joint meeting
with Hadassah, with snacks and
drink along with the meeting.
Begin the New Year learning
about how to protect yourself
when those unexpected emer-
gencies happen.

"Quilting without
a pattern' at
Christian Women's
Connection
The Christian Women's Con-
nection will present its Janu-
ary luncheon and program on
Thursday Jan. 10 at Club Re-
naissance, 2121 So. Pebble
Beach Blvd. Sun City Center.
Inspirational speaker Sha-
ron Yates will share "Quilting
without a pattern," incorporat-
ing basic rules and guidelines
for quilting, plus a shortcut for
"Flying Geese."
Members are requested to
bring their special quilts for
display. Seating begins at 11
a.m.; program 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m.
The menu will be Pineapple
Chicken Salad, beverage and
dessert; the alternate meal is
tossed salad with grilled chick-
en. Those who prefer this op-
tion should order when they
make their reservations.
The cost is $17 inclusive, and
reservations are required.
Call Pat Butler at 813-938-
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Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: Nov. April.................. 8:30 a.m. Day Care Available
Mon.- Fri.
Rev. Richard Nussel and All Year ...............10:45 a.m. 6 a.m.- 6 pm.
Phone: 645-1241 Sunday School............ 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198

riencship Baptist Chwrch Sunday WEEKLY SERVICES:
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ....................... Bible Study
1511 El Rancho Dr. 1 a.m. .................... Bible Study
*1 Sun City Center, FL 33573 10 a.m. & 6 p.m ............ Worship
l- Phone/Fax: Wednesday
I 813-633-5950 6 p.m. ...Prayer Meeting/Bible Study

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354
Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim Pastor
Telephone: 813-634-1292* Website: sccredeemer.org
Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m.
Holy Communion First & Third Sunday Bible Class Thursday 10 a.m.




Spirituality Rather Than "Religion"
Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL S8 ic 10-7745
www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745

First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We lovFibecause He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *Morning Worship 10:30 A.M. l
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle Aenue Malcolm S. Clemens,. Pastor "
\Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301 J

Prince of Ppeace Masses:
S1 Of Peace Sunday ..........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon
Catholic Church Saturday Vigil................ 4:00 & 6:00 p.m.
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 a Daily. .............................. 8:00 a.m.
Phone: 634-2328 Fax: 633-6670 W Confessions:
www.popcc.org Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

NO Sunday School (all ages)........ 9:30 a.m.
NO R I HSID Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m.
NO R TIDT CU R Sunday Evening Worship ....... 6:00 p.m. SBC
oing Go Loving thers, Wednesday (all ages)............. 6:30 p.m.
Serving Beyond Borders" Dr Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor
1301 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645-1121 www.nbcor.org

UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ
1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329
A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others
Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson
Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM
(813) 634-1304 ~ All Are Welcome!

& A e. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ g
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
-NON-INSTRUMENTAL-
SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m .; 6:00 p.m .
Wednesday................7:00 p.m.

A, CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Sunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
SNursery Provided Contemporary 9:40 a.m. i
Pastor Jack R. Palzer
Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven Traditional 1 1:15 a.m.
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach A-
(across from MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1 305


The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center
1210 Del Webb Blvd West 634-2539
http://www.sccumc.com
Come Belong WORSHIP SERVICES:
Qrow 1 Serve SUNDAY
ThUrd le'nd Med hodisdiL ir.d0 8:15 a.m....................... Sanctuary (Communion Service)
Q: i a .......'.,resonr-laI si t; pray


Bookstore 633-8595
FREE
Nursery Provided


9: I5 a.m..................Creason Hall (Oasis contemporary)
10:55 a.m.........Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells)
S11:00 a.m ...................................... Hispanic W orship
4:00 p.m ........................................ Hispanic W orship
Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer
Assistant Pastor: Rev. Robert Chaple


SUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel
Synagogue 1115. E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396 www.uuofscc.org
Doubt is the whetstone of understanding.
S-John Dos Passos


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.


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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION
1707 33rd Street SE, SCC/Ruskin 813-938-4955
10:30 a.m. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.
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Iy FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION
1707 33rd Street SE, SCC/Ruskin 813-938-4955
10:30 a.m. SUNDAYS
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Minister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL


820 College Ave. W. Ruskin. FL 33570
645-6439
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Sunday School................................9:45 a.m .
Morning Worship............ 8:30 &8 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ............................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service .............. 7:00 p.m.
Aw ana .......................................... 7:00 p.m .


Dr. Barry Rumsey
CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
K-2 Through 12th
Grade


Southside Baptist Church
"A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church"
Come join us to learn about God's Word and salvation in Jesus Christ
Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family
Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Universal in old Sun City
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Sun City, FL 33586 813-645-4085
Getting to KnowYou (Donuts/Coffee).....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service................6:00 p.m.
Sunday School ........................... 9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service.........7:00 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship........... 10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer........... 10:00 a.m.



First Church of Christ, Scientist
204 2nd St. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 645-6102
Christian Science Heals
Sunday 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


W St. Andrew P
Sun

4 Traditiona
Contemporai
A S Prayers with anoint
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Ministry
Church Pastor: Rev.
4 Meet friends in Fe/l
@ Refrt
1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible


resbyterian Church
day Services
d Service 9:30 a.m.
ry Service 11:00 a.m.
ing for healing and wholeness
second Sunday of every month.
Dr. Mark E. Salmon
owship Hall after each Service.
eshments served.
Phone: 813-634-1252
For information visit:
www.standrewatscc.org


SouhShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun Ciy and S. Gibsoon A
SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton


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Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F.
( MASSES


U.S. Hwy. 41
106 11th Ave. NE
Ruskin
813-645-1714
SaintAnneRuskin.org


Vigil M ass.................................................................. Saturday 5:00 p.m .
Sunday Mass........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary)
M onday thru Friday .................................................................8... :00 a.m .
Holy Days.................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Espatol ....................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m.
Confession...................... Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.

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OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER 17


Christianity
Explored: A course
for skeptics,
seekers and those
new to their faith
There's no need to know any-
thing about the Bible.
No one will be asked to read
aloud, pray or sing.
And those in attendance can
ask any questions they want. u "
There's no cost for this course, i
offered Sunday evenings from
6 to 7 p.m., beginning Sunday, Iglane and Roselot
Jan. 13 at First United Methodist
Church of Brandon. New memi
"Christianity Explored" is a Trinity Baptist Ch
seven-week examination of who and Roselotte Came
Jesus is and what it means to fol- U.S. for a number of
low him. to their native Haiti
Participants are encouraged their home church w
to attend a free spaghetti din- For information o01
ner from 5 to 6 p.m. before each
class.
For more information, or to
register, call 813-689-4161 or
e-mail vicki@fumcbrandon.org
First United Methodist Church
of Brandon is located just north
of S.R. 60 (Brandon Blvd.), at
121 North Knights Ave., between
Kings and Parsons.


Sun City Chamber
concert postponed
The Sun City Chamber Play-
ers concert scheduled for Friday, A
Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church of Sun City
Center has been postponed due Spreading
to illness. United Community
Please contact the Church at to many shut-ins
(813) 634-2539 for information on joyous afternoon,a
the new concert date. hats and ringing b
the festivities.


St. Andrew presents the
'Singing Policeman'


On Sunday, Jan. 6 at 3 p.m., St.
Andrew Presbyterian Church pres-
ents Daniel Rodriguez, who has
long been known as the 'singing
policeman.'
Back when he was an officer
with the NYC Police Department,
he comforted and inspired the na-
tion in the aftermath of 9/11 with
his operatic singing of "God Bless
America" during the interfaith ser-
vice at Yankee Stadium; the ser-
vice was broadcast worldwide.
He also appeared at many sub-
sequent memorial services and
funerals.
Daniel Rodriguez will stop in
SCC as part of his national concert
tour.
Tickets at the door are $10. Call


te Cameus and Senior Pastor, Dr. Ron Churchill.
bers at SCC Trinity Baptist
turch recently welcomed two new members: Iglane
us. Iglane has been pastoring Haitian churches in the
years, and he and his wife recently decided to return
to minister within the country. Trinity will become
while they are in the United States.
n the church, call 813-634-4228.


fun and cheer
y Church's Fun Brigade brought holiday cheer
and friends in Sun City Center recently. It was a
as the Fun Brigade went caroling, donning Santa
ells. The group enjoyed a chili supper following


the church office at 813-634-1252
or Judy Voorhees at 813-642-8125
for more information.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd
West in Sun City Center.


BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation
of Sun City Center,
1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590
SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM
TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON
MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM
EVERYONE IS WELCOME


SIMPLE CREMATION
813-645-6130
Zipperer's Funeral Home
$9 2 1520 33rd Street SE Ruskin, FL 33570
Complete, No Add-Ons www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com




CHURCH-
Come and experience the power of
Jesus to change your life.
Sunday @ 9 & 11 AM Servicio en Espaliol @ 6 PM

www.aplace4everyone.org

2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337


Join Dessert Card
Party at Prince of
Peace
The Council of Catholic Wom-
en of Prince of Peace Catholic
Church invites all who like to play
cards or board games to make up
their own table in advance and
come to the monthly Dessert Card
Party on Wednesday, Jan. 9.
The party will run from noon
until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center.
The group will furnish cards, pen-
cils and tallies.
Also on hand, an assortment
of desserts and table and door
prizes. For more information, call
813-633-2460.
Due to Lent, there will be no
card party in February or March.
The Prince of Peace Catholic
Church is located at 702 Valley
Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center.

'Movie Night'
comes to Beth
Shalom in Brandon
The Adult Education Committee
of Congregation Beth Shalom of
Brandon, 706 Bryan Rd. in Bran-
don will hold "Movie Night" on
Saturday evening, Jan. 12, 2013,
at 7:30 p.m. at the temple.
The Jewish Community Center
is providing the Israeli film Noo-
dle free of charge. This movie is a
heartwarming drama about a young
Chinese boy who is left behind in
the home of an Israeli woman, and
the struggles they encounter as they
search for his family.
Grandparental Challenges
Save the date! On Tuesday, Feb.
12, Congregation Beth Shalom
will hold a one-session discussion/
workshop on "The Challenges of
Grandparenting," free of charge.
Call Janice Perelman, chairper-
son Adult Education Committee
at (813) 571-2029 for additional
information.






18 OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER


You, me and business: An open letter to Newtown


This is an open letter to the New-
town, Connecticut, Chamber of
Commerce.
Dear Mr.Haas and your team of
Chamber professionals: we here in
the small town of Sun City Cen-
ter, Florida, can't begin to imag-
ine what you are going through at
this time. The horror perpetrated
on your community was unthink-
able and devastating to your entire
town. There are no words to ex-
press our empathy and compassion
for you all. But I will try.


We are an adult community of
around 25,000 people, give or take.
Most of our residents are retired.
We get around on golf carts and
lead relatively comfortable lives.
But despite our geographical and
demographical differences, our
towns are very much alike in heart
and spirit.
Our residents here feel so much
heartache for you and your town.
We are crying with you as you lay
these innocent children and won-
derful educators to rest this week.


Notes left by past guests, some reveling in, like us, having the entire
home to themselves. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO


A home for the holidays


0 Continued from page 14
fixture in the town, but its glory
days appeared to be forever in
the past. The owners did what
they could but the home fell into
general disrepair.
A decade ago, it was purchased
by a nonprofit organization
dedicated to restoring it. The state
of Minnesota and the Dayton
family contributed heavily to that
mission, with one family member
finding and donating the original
architectural drawings and another
donating an oak mantle to one
of the home's five fireplaces, all
of which had been removed or
hidden when the house served as a
nursing home.
My sister, Paula, served on the
board of the restoration nonprofit
and gave me a tour several years
ago while reconstruction was still
underway. I could see the beauty
then but still was not prepared
for the grandeur and warmth that
greeted us as we arrived for our
stay on Christmas Eve.
Today the house, with multiple
dining rooms, can seat 60 people
for a sit-down dinner, and well
over 100 for hors d'oeuvres and
receptions. During the summer
months, it is frequently rented
for weddings but the nonprofit
organization that owns the house
also offers tours, sometimes with
local vendors and wine tasting
to enhance leisurely wandering
through the grand and historic
home, brimming with Victorian-
era elegance.
It has two large suites upstairs
for overnight guests, both with
spacious bedrooms and adjoining
sitting rooms, decorated with
period-correct antique furniture
but with the modem conveniences
of digital flat screen televisions
and fast wifi. During our stay,
it was decorated throughout for
Christmas, complete with three
full-sized Christmas trees. Since
the other suite wasn't rented and
there were no events going on,
we were told we would have the
entire mansion to ourselves. These
days it's easy to spend $120 for a
night at a chain motel, but getting
an entire mansion for that price
redefined our definition of luxury
for the dollar. In the formal living
room was an antique silver "stereo
viewer" that had been donated by
my Mom, adding a nice touch of
familiarity.
Downstairs, the kitchen was
stocked with coffee, tea and


breakfast items and we had a
choice in how we could reach
the kitchen either via the
service stairs that lead directly to
it or via the beautifully polished
main stairway that would take us
through the heart of the house. We
could have dined in either of the
two formal dining rooms, perhaps
choosing to sit at opposite ends
and shouting quips and jokes to
each other. Instead, we chose the
cozy comfort of the small, hand-
carved table in the sitting room of
our suite.
On Christmas Eve, we returned
to the mansion after an evening
with family and enjoyed a glass
of wine on an antique sofa next
to a beautifully lit and decorated
Christmas tree in the living room.
We then retired to our suite
upstairs for a blissful night of
sleep.
The next morning we realized
the opportunities to having an
entire mansion were few and far
between, so we decided to spend
another night. It was wonderful to
the point of being magical.
Of course, with a house that
is 120-years old and a past that
included serving as the last home
for any number of elderly people
over the decades, the subject of
ghosts came up. If there were any
ghosts, they were either pretty
happy with their wonderfully
restored surroundings or they
had left for Christmas because
walking through the various rooms
and hallways of the house even
in the dead of night produced no
chills or the slightest indication of
creepiness. On the contrary, the
house felt warm and welcoming
with a good vibe to it. The house
felt like home.
A Christmas Day dinner in our
sitting room that included mullet
spread from Steve Fagen's Mullet
Shack, ferried north in Michelle's
luggage, made it feel even more
like home.
The Dayton House is listed in
the National Register of Historic
Places. Inside are numerous
antiques and other memorabilia
donated by the Dayton family.
With only two suites available for
rent, it offers a unique opportunity
to have a mansion to call your
own. Call ahead, however, as the
home books up well in advance,
particularly during the warm
weather months. For information,
visit www.daytonhouse.org.


Around our coffee clubs and bridge
games, the talk is of you. We are
h -,fi^",, -] - --t-I


horrified andu auseated
at the unnecessary losses.
We are feeling your pain
in our souls.
We are hugging our
grandchildren a little
tighter today and remem-
bering the one teacher
that had such a huge im-
pact on our lives.
I know this sounds
shallow to say, but we


By Dana D
Executive D
SCC Cham
Commerce


wish there was something we could
do to help. When Superstorm San-
dy hit your area, we knew to col-
lect blankets and food supplies and
send checks to the Red Cross. No
amount of blankets can ease the
loss for the parents, siblings and


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friends of those gone.
We send you a long-distance
community hug with
all the love and support
you can imagine. I hope
7n somehow, some way,
you can express this to
I J your local businesses
and families.
)ittmar, As a leader in your
directorr community, you have
ber of an especially important
role in the healing of
your town. I've been
on your website and looked at your
photo gallery. What a beautiful
place Newtown is!
As you go into the new year,
please know you are not alone.
Many of us, thousands of miles
away, across this country, are with


you in spirit. We hold each of you
in our hearts and ask God's bless-
ing on you.
If there is more we can do, please
let us know. Perhaps you can list
trusts and charities on your web-
site so we may contribute to them.
Maybe a list of things needed at
Sandy Hook Elementary. We are
eager to help.
Most importantly, continue to
love each other as Newtown is
known for doing. Stay strong as a
community and don't let this one
terrible event define who you are.
We look to your town with respect
for your sense of grace, dignity and
love.
From all of us here in Sun City
Center, we love you, and God bless
you!


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JANUARY 3, 2013 THE SHOPPER 19


To place an ad call THE SHOPPER
813.645.3111 ext. 201
Fax: 813.645.1792 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING


$17.00
up to 20 words
300 addl. word
Deadline is Monday
at 4Dm


M & M Printing Co., Inc
weekly publisher of the
The Observer News, The SCC Observer and Current
210 Woodland Estates Ave., SW
Ruskin, Florida 33570


100 Announcements
200 Farmer's Mkt
300 Merchandise
400 Marine
450 Transportation
500 Real Estate
550 Manuf. Housing
600 Rentals
650 Prof. Services
700 Services
800 Employment


280 PETS


310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Almost New Thrift Store. 10008
Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off
US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton
Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday,
9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots
misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
ton. 813-671-0036 to donate
Jan. 6th, 8am. 1301 Hacienda Dr.,
off Ojai, SCC. Couch, loveseat
pole lamp, coffee table, framed art,
records, knickknacks, lots of misc.
Good prices.


rs THRIFT HOUSE
SPECIALS EVERY
WEEK!
Household Items L
Fumiture
*Clothing
Much, more
Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
109 W. Shell Point Road Ruskin


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312 ESTATE SALES


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OPEN: Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8 o.m. 3 p.m.
Saturdoq 8 a-m. 12 p.m.


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Furniture, Too!
DONATION DROP OFFS
TUES. THRU FRI. ONLY PLEASE,
ALL DONATIONS MUST BE IN CLEAN
USEABLE CONDITION.


312 ESTATE SALES


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"Your local dealer for over24 years"
U.S. Paper Money WANTED (Smallor Large)
Foreign Currency WANTED
ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS,
INGOTS, misc. & other Mint Bars
Paying depending on the market
at time of purchase
APPRAISALS GIVEN
Watch out for Counterfeit Coins
Call for private consultation or appointment.
All transactions are strictly confidential.
(813) 634-3816
cell (813) 503-4189




Your home will berstaged for

Sun City Center for 26 years.
Please feel free to call about the
sale or its contents.
Bonded Licensed
Cell: 508-0307
or Eve: 633-1173


AAA Furniture
New & Gently Used Furniture

BUY & SELL
Daily Trips to SCC


310 GARAGE/YARD SALE

ICafary's
na4nyel-Attic
L, uThrift Store
Wed., Fri. & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon
Jan. 4 & 5
CLOSED Jan. 2nd
BOGO Men's Sale
Buy 1 shirt, get 1 free
Plus the Secret Sale
1424 E. College Ave.* Ruskin
813-641-7790
Ministry of Calvar Lutheran Church

St. Vincent de Paul
1 'V P ) Thrift Store
Hours: Mon.-Fri.9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 9a.m.-4p.m.
Antique & Period
Furniture
Come see unique items
in very nice condition ...
true conversation pieces,
some from 1800s.
lamifa" jis i SpeciA an
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MATTRESS SALE
Quality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes
DONATIONS NEEDED


Please call (813) 645-5255
1311 3rd St. NE Ruskin
Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg.


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6819 U.S. 301 S., Riverview
(813) 677-8180






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what it takes the other
guys a week to do.
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into cash.
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department to place your
ad
813-645-3111


312 ESTATE SALES


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2001 Buick LeSabre
Furniture: Singer treadle sewing
machine, American Martinsville
DR suite, entertainment center,
recliners & swivel rockers,
Craftmatic twin beds, Haverty
sofa, barstools, loveseat sleeper,
desks, entry table, Cherry
dresser w/mirror, lowboy chest,
rocking chair, needlepoint chairs,
Lexington BR chest, dinette table
w/chairs, patio furn, '50s full
BR suite; handicap equipment:
Clearview video magnifier, four-
wheel walker; Misc: Oreck vac,
Dyson vac, household & tools.
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Cell:
382-7536
Personalized
Service


330 FURNITURE
Moving sale. King bedroom set
$100. Large dresser w/ mirror $30.
Canoe $50. Leather couch $50.
Wood desk free. 813-351-9523
360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade.
Chargers, parts all related. Ronny's
Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or
813-645-4515
To place a classified ad
Call Beverly
813-645-3111
Ext. 201
Your neighborhood printer

I Printing Company, Inc.
Established in 1968
210 Woodland Estate Ave., Ruskin
813-645-4048


395 WANTED TO BUY


Books: Buy & sell collectibles books.
Ex: Signed fiction, Easton press &
pre 1940's illustrated juvenile. By
appointment 813-633-7103. (old-
bagladybooks.com)
395 WANTED TO BUY

Wanted
Oriental jade, coral & Ivory, fine
old paintings, coins, currency,
silver etc. 813-610-5824




425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
Little Manatee Outdoor Storage.
RVs, boats, trailers. All sizes. 2903
39th Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-361-
3725.
South Bay RV & Boat Storage.
Specializing in outside storage for
RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000
www.SouthBayStorage.com




456 TRUCKS AND VANS
Chevy Caprice wagon. One owner,
all papers, excellent condition.
Heavy duty, wood panels, 3 seats.
$3,995 firm offers only. 813-634-
9426




511 HOUSES FOR SALE
902 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach.
$215,000. 2289sf. Large home
with very open floor plan. 2 large
sliders open onto golf course.
Split bedroom with huge closet
on master side. Fenced back yard
with screened lanai. Home features
bamboo flooring & new porcelain
tile. Owner transferred, this is not a
short sale. S.L. Real Estate Service,
LLC Mandra Stewart, broker 813-
741-3678
Home in SCC. 2br/2ba/2cg, 1,637
sf. taxes $1,158. Updates, plumb-
ing, a/c, tile roof, newer refrig-
erator, washer, dryer, stove. Price
$134,000. 309-750-1925

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813-645-3111


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611 HOUSES FOR RENT

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lots of attic storage space, tropical landscaping
and great view of water! The perfect weekend
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if you like seclusion and space. Country setting,
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Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813-
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GREAT INVESTMENT. Needs TLC Walking distance to shopping and much more. $99,000. Call KAY
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area, 6 private offices, kitchen area, 1 full bath and 1 half bath. $150,000. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or
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BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD-12 zoning for residential or duplex $15,000. Call ROXANNE WEST-
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$324,900 Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201


RUSKIN PROPERTY with water view boat ramp & dock for your use. Close to stores, interstate, church-
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or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 CALL US


BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT LOT 1.6 acres to build your dream home and not be
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everyday. Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201


VERY WELL MAINTAINED 4BR/3BA Palm Harbor, POOL Home with 3+ drive- 81 3-64_
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fireplace, large kitchen 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. Call ROXANNE
WESTBROOK 813-748-2201.


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INCOME OPPORTUNITY in walking distance of shopping, bus lines, banking and churches. Asking
$99,000. Call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201.
RUSKIN WATERFRONT POOL-HOUSE: 100 ft. on canal, 2BR/2BA, tile floors, newer CHA, enclosed
patio, screened-in-pool, dock, davits and boat ramp. Huge attached carport, good attic storage space,
tropical landscaping and fabulous view of canal and river going to Tampa bay. Great weekend get-away
or Fisherman's dream! $220,000. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250.
6.7 ACRES, cleared, great for horses, farming, or your dream home, priced to sell at $53,500. Country
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363-7250.
RUSKIN OFFICES AND WAREHOUSES FOR RENT: 5 Acres cleared and fenced area with a 6-office
building, workshop, chemical shed, warehouse and large fuel storage: $3,000/mo. Adjacent 5 acres has
3 large green houses with propane heaters, irrigation and 2,500 sq.ft. seed house. $2,000/mo. Call for
details. Call CLAIRE TORT 363-7250.
1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT ACROSS FROM RIVER, RUSKIN: with well, septic and electric, property is
ready for your dream home. Consisting of 5 lots, secluded, peaceful, with few shady trees, great views of
nature and birds, lot is down the road from Park and boat ramp. Survey available. $84,500. Call CLAIRE
TORT 363-7250.
WANNA HEAR THE LATEST DIRT? This cheap dirt is definitely dirt cheap. And the owner is willing to take
a loss so you can plant your future. Great acreage for private dwelling or great potential for
)R ALL range of uses. 14 plus acres REDUCED to $125,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288.


YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS! Reduced to what??? You heard right this outstanding 3BR
2BA house with 25x30 metal building on a slab could never be replaced for asking price of
$125,000. Great for extended family and for people who like to collect or have large toys.
Must see to appreciate. Call for details and viewing. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288.


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AGRICULTURAL OPPORTUNITY. Outstanding property in outstanding location fea-
tures 18 acres with two folio numbers and two houses. 28 X 96 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. $359,000. Call for details. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288.


TOWNHOMES FOR SALE! Relax and enjoy all the benefits of living in an almost new townhome. This DROP DEAD GORGEOUS bayfront 2BR/2BAcondo in the delightful community of Little Harbour. Beauti-
nice open floor plan with 3BR/2.5BA (1,724 sq/ft/) and an attached one car garage offers ceramic tile in the ful views of Tampa Bay, near the community pool, restaurant, tennis courts, marina, and within minutes of
kitchen and bathrooms. Master bath has double sinks, combination tub/shower and a huge walk-in closet. Tampa and Sarasota. Well maintained complex with minimal association fees and no CDD fees. Totally
$113,900 Call ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 updated with wood cabinets and granite countertops. Must see to appreciate! Asking $209,000. JO EL-
COMMERCIAL SITE located close to Hwy 41 in Ruskin with over 200 feet of road frontage. Zoned General LEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540.
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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 $239,000! JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-
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P.O. Box 551 Ruskin, FL 33570
www.customroofing.us
Bonded & Insured Lic. #CCC1326907








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For questions or
to schedule an
appointment for us to
come to your home,
please call
John
727.364.7078


35 YEARS EXPERIENCE
TRAINED EXPERTS
FLORIDA BASED COMPANY
QUALITY SER VICE

Chamber of
Commerce
1651 Sun City
Center Plaza
Sun City Center, Fl


JANUARY 2-5


Wednesday-Friday
10 Oam-6pm
Saturday
1 Oam-4pm
No appointment necessary
For more information:
727.364.7078
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1 % WITH THIS COUPON
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