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February 21, 2013
RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570
PERMIT NO. 8
THE OBSERVER NEWS
Tom, a home Ruskin Woman's Club members
* By PENNY FLETCHER
The area between the north end of Riverview at
Bloomingdale Avenue and the Manatee County line has been
called many things over the years including East Bay and
South Shore. But those who have been here the longest have
always called it South County.
At one time, in the late 1980s in fact, the southern part of
Hillsborough County had two movements to secede from
Hillsborough County because of its unique differences from
other unincorporated neighborhoods and its vast amount of
(then) undeveloped land.
Both efforts to secede- and a later effort for a portion
takes 3 awards
in annual seat
* By PENNY FLETCHER
Lennard High School took First Place in
the Best Overall Campaign and Best Public
Service Announcement portions of the recent
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's annual
"Battle of the Belts" to promote seat belt
But it didn't stop there. Lennard also
received 2nd Place in the Best Poster portion
of the competition.
For their efforts, the school received a total
of $1,700 from this year's business sponsor,
Geico Insurance at a recent ceremony held at
"The work and effort that our Student
Government and Ms. Wasylkiw put into this
campaign was outstanding. This is a very
worthy campaign and issue for our students
and community," said Lennard's principal,
of it to incorporate- failed because Tallahassee legislators
refused to approve furthering the efforts. But at the time, all
the groups involved agreed upon one thing: the name for
this new county- if allowed to self govern-would be SOUTH
That is the name many old-timers remember and still use
Tampa videographer and filmmaker Shawn Cheatham
picked up on this in the interviews and workshop he's
conducted in South County during the past months.
Hired to do a professional video on the area under a grant
provided by the South Shore Arts Council, Cheatham, who
> See SOUTH COUNTY: the video, page 14
"Battle of the Belts is a student-led
campaign to increase seatbelt use among
teenage drivers and passengers. Lennard
High School's Student Government has
created a campaign to effectively encourage
students at the high school and in their
community to wear seat belts. I am very
proud of our students, especially of their level
of commitment and work ethic. They make
conscientious decisions when creating the
> See SEAT BELT COMPETITION, page 2
Above, members of the
Lennard High School
Student Government, led
by student Cristian Torres
and Christine Wasylkiw,
(teacher sponsor), staged
many events that led to their
winning the title of Best
Overall high school and
several other awards in the
recent Battle of the Belts
seat belt safety awareness
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Festival of the Arts
The Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts
is set for Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March
10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the TECO SouthShore
Community Event Center located at 302 Noonan
Beach Rd. in Apollo Beach. Admission is $5,
which includes parking and free shuttle to
the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center.
Children 12 and under are free.
This festival is a nationally recognized juried
art show. More than $11,000 will be given out in
awards to the artists.
For more information, please visit www.
ruskinchamber.org or call 645-1366.
On March 16 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), the Sun City
Center Community Association Central Campus,
N. Pebble Beach Blvd., will be rocking with
FunFest 2013. Admission is FREE and it's open
to the public. This is the day SCC showcases the
Sun City Center lifestyle!
Organizers are encouraging visitors to avoid
a parking hassle and park at the Community
Hall on S. Pebble Beach. Buses will be making
continuous loops throughout the day. The free
transportation starts at 8:30 a.m. with the last bus
departing the Central Campus at 3:30 p.m.
If you're in SCC and have a golf cart, that's the
way to go. Parking spaces will again be available
at N. Pebble Beach and Cherry Hills, as well as
on a blocked-off area of the North Course. The
entrance to that N. Course parking area is directly
in front of the Fitness Center.
The Parrish Chili Cook-Off will be held
Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m. following the
Parrish Heritage Day Parade. The event will
take place on the grounds of the Florida Railroad
Museum on U.S. 301 just south of Sun City
There will be rides, rock walls and bounce
houses for the kids, and food vendors and beer
for the grown ups. More than 20 chili teams are
expected with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Enjoy live entertainment as well.
All proceeds will benefit the Parrish Foundation.
For more information visit ParrishChili.com
Hook n Sink Tournament
adds 5K run/walk
The third Annual Hook 'n' Sink Golf and
Fishing Tournament has added a 5K run/walk
to this year's lineup. This event is a major
fundraiser for the Mary & Martha House, a non-
profit emergency shelter for homeless and abused
women and their children.
The 2-day event will take place March 23 and
24 but begins with a pre-tournament party Friday
Night, March 22, at Little Harbor Resort in
Ruskin. The fishing tournament and 5K will take
place at Little Harbor Resort and the golf portion
at Club Renaissance in Sun City Center.
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Seat belt competition
0 Continued from page 1
Buckle Up Campaign to ensure
their friends and peers are making
good choices in the car (including
buckling up and not texting while
driving)," Christine Wasylkiw
Students were also proud of
'We were aiming for our
best campaign yet and that is
what we achieved. Awareness
is >.i .iluhing ." said Student
Government President Ashley
Other schools in the coverage
area of this newspaper also did
Riverview High School was
the proud winner of the Highest
Its principal, Robert Heilmann,
credits student government
advisor Laura Hike and School
Resource Deputy Tommy
Shannon with motivating the
students to win their award.
Seatbelts are only good if
they're used, and getting students
to buckle up is the whole point of
the annual event.
This was the first year
Riverview had the highest
compliance number in the county.
"We've always been in the highest
four or five (schools), but this was
the first year the numbers came
up on top," Heilmann said.
For receiving the title,
Riverview received $700 from
The money will be spent for
"It isn't earmarked for a
particular use, which gives us the
chance to offer small rewards,
like maybe a gift certificate for
McDonalds, or help a student
with a need, like maybe money
for someone who can't otherwise
attend the prom," Heilmann said.
Each year, the sheriff's office
and the Hillsborough County
School District partner in an effort
to get students to buckle up.
This is an effort to get teenage
drivers and passengers to wear
The sheriff's Community
Outreach Division coordinated the
awareness and safety programs in
26 county high schools which also
included random seat belt checks
by deputies at all the participating
"Seat belt use saves lives," said
Tina Appoloney, senior secretary
of the School Resource
Section of the Community
Outreach Division of the sheriff's
office. "Geico Insurance was this
year's campaign sponsor."
Geico provided $5,000 to be
divided among schools winning in
five categories including highest
percentage of seat belt use; most
improved percentage of seat belt
use; best overall campaign; best
public service announcement and
The sheriff's website states that
"the Battle of the Belts makes
a difference because teenagers
are the worst group of drivers
and passengers when it comes
to wearing seat belts. And the
leading cause of death among
teenagers is motor vehicle crashes
and teens have the highest fatality
rate than any other age group."
The annual seat belt awareness
program and competition began
in 2006 after 16-year-old Katie
Lennard High School Student Government staged many events that ness competition annually sponsored by the Hillsborough County
led to their winning the title of Best Overall high school and several Sheriff's Office and rotating business sponsors who offer cash re-
other awards in the recent Battle of the Belts seat belt safety aware- wards.
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Marchetti died following an
"Her parents started the Katie
Marchetti Memorial Foundation,
Inc., a not-for-profit organization
that seeks to bring hope and cause
other teens to fasten their seat
belts," Appoloney said.
The foundation's history and
purpose, along with Katie's story,
can be viewed at http://www.
Other schools in the coverage
area of this newspaper also did
well in the recent competition.
Spoto took a 2nd Place in Best
Public Service Announcement,
and 3rd in the Overall Campaign
East Bay took a second (to
Riverview) in Most Compliance;
Brandon was Most Improved; and
Newsome at FishHawk took First
Place in the Poster portion of the
'The reason Battle of the
Belts is so effective is due to
the dedication of our Student
Government Associations and
our ability to work closely with
the students. We do our best
to relay our message, and it's
the community and the student
body who do such an amazing
job receiving it. Every year we
have such a good turn out, and it
makes us proud to have the ability
to make such an impact," said
Rebecca Knowles, a member of
Lennard's Student Government.
To find out more about the
competition and watch some
videos made at the different
schools, visit the sheriff's office
website at http://www.hcso.tampa.
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She stays on call so others can eat
* By PENNY FLETCHER
Until I met Marian Smoker I
hadn't heard of a volunteer who
was scheduled to work all 365
days of the year.
"It's true," Smoker said in an
interview Jan. 25. "When I want
days off I have to schedule them
Her two back-ups are Carmen
Mejas and Marge Ellis, who
also live in Sun City Center.
Sometimes, Smoker takes as long
as a month off to travel with her
husband Richard, but when she's
home, she works every day.
She says she enjoys the job
and has given up other volunteer
positions so she can concentrate
She only has to leave the
house for a couple of hours in
the afternoons, but it's important
she be at her post to make sure
Meals on Wheels are delivered
to people who can't cook for
themselves. And she spends hours
on paperwork at home, scheduling
and planning routes for other
Smoker is the coordinator of
the Sun City Center Meals on
Wheels program, making the
schedules for about 30 volunteers
a month supplied by area houses
of worship, clubs and service
When Smoker first moved from
Pennsylvania eight years ago,
she volunteered along with her
husband for the Sun City Center
Security Patrol and Sun City
Center Ride, which takes people
who can no longer drive to the
places they need to go in the
Ruskin-Sun City Center area.
Sun City Center Ride is a
program of Samaritan Services
Inc., which is where Smoker first
met her mentor, Doris Ragland.
"She was the initiator who got
me started," Smoker said. "But I
wouldn't give it up now unless I
Ragland, who coordinates
many events and programs at
Samaritan Services, found out
in conversations that Smoker
had worked in transportation
in Pennsylvania, taking special
needs children to school and
'They had physical or
mental disabilities, like Downs
syndrome," Smoker said.
In all her time in Pennsylvania,
she only had one accident while
> See MARIAN SMOKER, page 9
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Marian Smoker, coordinator of the Samaritan Services volunteer
delivery of Meals on Wheels in Sun City Center is on call 365 days
a year unless she gets someone to fill in for her in advance. Here
she receives the hot meals from Omar Hyssain that were cooked by
Joel Meyers in the South Bay Hospital kitchen. Bag lunches are also
handed out daily.
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Positive Talk: The natural laws
The growing national
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all Americans has cai
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and I would like to sl
these findings with you
immigrants and being
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insist that if the imm
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an American and assim
self to us, he shall be tr
exact equality with eve
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against any such man
creed, or birthplace,
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at all. We have room
flag, the American flag
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and that is the English
and we have room for b
loyalty and that is a lo
Here we are more tha
later, and President
views remain sound ai
to ring true for me. In
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to be un-American!
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nilates him- War II tells of a strange situation.
created on an It seems that while they were
eryone else, ferrying young Chinese soldiers,
discriminate the count of those boarding never
because of matched the number arriving with
or origin, the airplane. They were always
d upon the several soldiers short. Investigation
every facet showed that, as a joke, people were
thing but an being pushed out of the aircraft.
be no divid- There was no intent to hurt the
y man who people being pushed; their buddies
, but some- just thought it would be great fun
n American to make them walk the rest of the
for but one way to India. They were simple
.. We have peasant people who had no idea
guage here, of how high airplanes flew or the
language... injury a person could sustain from
but one sole falling out of one. Know or not,
yalty to the those young soldiers died just the
n 100 years In our society, most of us have
Roosevelt's heard of the various laws of physics
nd continue and are aware of the dangers we
fact, to do face when we break one of them.
considered However, I don't think many of us
give much thought to these laws
Ron Wolfe of physics, but we should as they
Ruskin apply to our mental world as well
as the physical world. Newton's
first law of motion says: A body
"at rest tends to remain "at res't or
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a body in motion tends to remain
in motion at a constant speed in a
straight line, unless acted on by an
outside force. When we look at a
There are certain natural laws
of nature that are not subject to
change, and the fact that you do
not know them does not mitigate
any damages that might occur
from breaking them. For
example, children may
not know that touching
a hot stove will result
in a burn. Yet, if they do A
touch the stove, they will
be burned; ignorance is
no excuse. A friend who By William
was a C-47 pilot in the
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rock sitting in a field, it is not hard
to understand why the rock is not
moving. Newton's law is acting
on it. The same would be true if
we saw the same rock roll down a
hill after an earthquake.
We would expect it
to fall directly from
top to bottom without
? deviation. What we don't
. ./' see is how that same law
of motion applies to us
Hodges and those around us.
Think about the person
who is a couch potato.
According to the part of Newton's
law that states A body at rest
tends to remain at rest, that couch
potato is not likely to move unless
some type of force is applied. In
the case of a human being, either
a physical or mental force could
cause movement, but you can bet
they will not move without some
force being applied. If you happen
to be that couch potato, realize that
you must be the force that begins
action. Cut the chains that bind
you to the couch. Just the simple
action of turning off the television
may be enough to get you up and
moving. Remember that you are
overcoming a law of nature when
you first move so don't expect it
to be easy. But there are benefits.
One study said that the simple
act of getting up to change the
channel versus using the remote
could result in a weight loss of up
to eight pounds a year.
The second part of Newton's law
says: A body in motion tends to
stay in motion. I think this explains
why some people are so successful
and get so much done. They are
on a roll; they start moving and
they do not stop. That certainly
supports the old adage: If you
want to get something done, ask
the busiest person you know to
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do it. Somehow they always find
time to make things happen while
the couch potato sits and wonders
Break the chains of lthi'. that
bind you and get moving. Start
something new and then follow
up. Once you start, the laws of
nature are on your side and there is
no telling how far you can go.
Hodges is a nationally recognized
speaker, trainer and syndicated
columnist. He also hosts an interview-
format television program, Spotlight
on Government, on the Tampa Bay
Community Network which airs
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FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Dance is Saturday
at Manatee RV Park
Manatee RV Park will host a so-
cial dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sat-
urday, Feb. 23, at its hall, located at
6302 U.S. 41.
Music will be by Thor. BYOB;
ice will be provided.
The cost is $5 per person and the
public is invited.
For more information, call J. Sul-
livan at 813-649-9150 or E. Resch
Manatee RV Park is located four
miles north of 1-275 or seven miles
south of Ruskin.
Festival comes to
Sutton Park in Palmetto will be the
site for the Florida-Friendly Family
Festival on Saturday, March 2.
Sponsored by the Manatee Coun-
ty Extension Service and UF, the
festival will feature a variety of fun
activities, eco-workshops and enter-
tainment designed to appeal to chil-
dren of all ages.
There will be interactive demon-
strations to highlight the environ-
ment and show ways that families
can conserve in and around their
homes. Admission is free.
There will also be a shower head
exchange, offering a new water-
conserving model for older ver-
In addition, there will be free
food, first come first serve.
New agent joins
Keller Williams Apollo Beach Woman's Club Members L-R Eileen Sengstock, Bar-
Keller Williams Realty South bara McDonnell, Kathie Baryza, Ann Allen & Brenda Green. Seated:
Shore welcomes agent Michael Carol Robinson.
Simpkins to the Apollo Beach of- Music and fellowship planned for
A former employee of Jim May March ABWC luncheon
RV, Michael brings 15 years of ex-
perience as a general manager and
over 20 years experience in inter-
net marketing, sales, management
Michael is excited to excel as
an agent in the Keller Williams
family. "I was drawn to Keller
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focus," Michael Simpkins states.
"They provide agents with all of
the tools and support needed be-
come successful in the real estate
industry, and I can't wait to help
my clients reach their goals."
"Pee Wee Artists": Let's Create! Monday, Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m.
Pee Wee Artists, 3-5 years with adult ~ join our art instructor for a fun
morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration re-
quired at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652.
Baby Time Monday, Feb. 25 at 1:35 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 11:35 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27 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 literacy
skills and encourages language development.
Toddler Time Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 10:35 a.m.
For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger-
plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute pro-
gram that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readi-
Story Time Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27 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 readi-
ness and social interaction.
Family Story Time Thursday, Feb. 28 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.
Teen Night Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.
For Teens only Three hours of video games and anime on our large
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Saturday, March 2 at 3 p.m.
For children ages 5-10 ~
There are stories and cake on a plate.
A craft you can make, so mark the date.
Lots of fun to partake, so don't be late.
It will be great, can't hardly wait!
Refreshments will be provided. Funded by the Friends of the South-
Shore Regional Library
Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library
helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you
would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library,
call Jim Duffy at 813-273-3652, www.southshorefriends.com.
The Apollo Beach Woman's
Club will hold its March luncheon
meeting on Wednesday, March 13
at Little Harbor in Ruskin.
The meeting, beginning at 11:30
a.m., will be presided over by Judy
Peck, President. Luncheon tickets
are $16 and reservations must be
made and paid by Friday, March
8, by contacting Deanna Anest at
813-938-3641 or e-mail hookr06@
hotmail.com. Everyone is remind-
ed to wear an Easter bonnet; there
will be prizes.
Sandy Nitch, a jazz, blues and
pop artist, will share her vocal tal-
ents at the March meeting. Nitch
was born and raised in Riverview
and has been performing since
1976. She recently released two
new CDs: Maybe You'll Be There
and From ,' ...,, with Love.
ABWC President Judy Peck
recently accepted a check from
Community Foundation, and this
money was dispersed at the Febru-
ary meeting to Kelly Kowall with
My Warriors Place and Lucinda
Hodges, Director of LifeCare
Scholarship monies are avail-
able to Apollo Beach 2013 high
school graduates living within the
zip code 33572. Anyone interested
in applying should log into www.
click the scholarship link to view
the current scholarship applica-
tion. Anyone attending East Bay
or Lennard High School should
contact their school counselor.
Applicant's deadline is Thursday
March 28, 2013.
ABWC's mission is to fund
through awarding scholarships but
the membership also enjoys fel-
lowship at Book, Bridge, Garden
and Culture Clubs within ABWC.
ABWC extends a warm welcome
to women of all ages and back-
To join ($20 annually) or learn
more about ABWC, contact Sha-
ron Vasquez, VP of Membership,
"Learning is WonderBull!" is the
theme of the University of South
Florida College of Education's an-
nual Children's Festival, Saturday,
March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Tampa campus, located at
4202 E Fowler Ave.
Children of all ages can interact
with small, tame animals at the
"Busch Gardens Live" booth and
enjoy a variety of other fun-filled
learning activities. The Children's
Festival is free and open to the
public. Free parking is available in
the unreserved spaces surrounding
the College of Education (Lot 1)
and the Leroy Collins Blvd. park-
ing deck (excluding reserved park-
The Florida Center for Instruc-
tional Technology's (FCIT's)
iTeach Lounge will also be open.
The Lounge features several sta-
tions with activities designed for
children, including "Photo Booth"
software with funhouse mirror-
type filters that can be used to cre-
ate unusual images. Participants
will be able to email the pictures
to themselves and others. Chil-
dren will also be able to try several
learning games, including those
related to geography, typing and
music. One such program, "Ga-
rage Band," allows users to sing
and play different instruments with
The XRKade Research Lab in
the Department of Physical Edu-
cation and Exercise Science will
also be available for use. The labo-
ratory is a teaching and research
facility established to investigate
and promote the use of interactive
gaming technologies. This move-
ment is known as Interactive Fit-
ness or Exergaming technolo-
gy-driven screen-based games that
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Club welcomes all
Moonglow Ballroom Dance
Club will feature the live music of
Daniel Fugazzotto at its monthly
dance on Thursday, Feb. 28 from
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Community
Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.
in Sun City Center.
Although Daniel Fugazzotto has
performed several times in recent
years in the Kings Point Borini
Theater for the dancing and lis-
tening enjoyment of various orga-
nizations, this is the first time he
has been featured at Moonglow in
The attire at Moonglow Dances
is dressy casual. Members are
free and guests pay $5 per person
at the door. Singles tables are al-
ways available. Please BYOB and
snacks, and Moonglow will pro-
vide ice, water, cups and napkins.
The Moonglow schedules year-
round monthly dances with live
music, and all are welcome to at-
For more information call 813-
633-1297 or 813-642-8845, or if
you would like to receive Moon-
glow Information by email, con-
Pie Contest for
Palmetto Heritage Day
Do you like to bake? Are pies
your sweet area of expertise??
If the answer is YES, Palmetto
Historical Park & Agricultural
Museum have an opportunity
for you! They are planning their
2013 Heritage Day which will be
held on Saturday, March 9, from
10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The theme
for this year's event is "Coming
As part of the "Coming Home"
festivities, there will be a pie
contest! There will be a panel of
local celebrity judges who will
taste each entry and award 1st,
2nd, and 3rd place ribbons to the
tastiest pies in Manatee County.
It's sure to be a sweet, down-
home treat to watch the judges
and cheer for your favorite pie!
Call 941-721-2034 or email
com for registration information
(name, phone, address, type of
pie) by March 1. Then bake two
pies of the same variety and drop
them off to the Carnegie Library
in the Palmetto Historical Park
the morning of Friday, March
8. One pie will be for judging
and the other will be for visitor
tasting. The park's address is 515
10th Ave. West, Palmetto.
require the participant to use his/
her body to play the games. Exer-
gaming is increasingly being used
in school systems, YMCAs, recre-
ational centers, and private fitness
clubs to help children of all ages
increase levels of daily physical
VSA (formerly Very Special
Arts) of Florida will also be lead-
ing participants in chair painting
and other activities.
The Children's Festival at the
USF College of Education was
launched 34 years ago in 1979,
held annually through 1996 and at-
tended by thousands of Tampa Bay
area children and their families,
who participated in approximately
100 learning activities sponsored
by classes, clubs, and organiza-
tions. The festival was revived in
Experience Busch Gardens Live at
USF Children's Festival March 2
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You, me and business: The Holy Grail of invitations
I'm not sure why, but there
is always a certain sense of
anticipation when I check to see
what arrived in my mail box at
home. The eternal optimist in me
will never give up hope
on receiving a letter from
an unknown attorney in
another state informing
me I have inherited a
huge sum of money
from a distant relative
or former acquaintance. By Dana
Maybe just a refund Executive
check I forgot I was SCC Cha
Usually, it's sales
circulars and junk mail with the
occasional electric bill thrown in.
But on this day it was like winning
a small lottery! I was being asked
- once more to try out for the
coveted position of juror for our
local circuit court!
Having heard all the groans
and moans from others who have
received the same summons, I'm
sure I must be the only person
around who actually WANTS to do
my civic duty and sit on a jury over
the course of a trial. Not only is it
a sacred responsibility that is the
foundation of our judicial system,
but it's exciting to think I could be
on a panel determining the fate of
someone arrested for a crime. How
Prime Time! How Law & Order!
I have been asked to this prom
three prior times, but never asked
to dance. I've gotten close once,
but still didn't get to do it.
This past Monday, I arrived nattily
dressed and eager to participate.
The auditorium or holding pen,
as it were was packed with
folks from all walks of life and of
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hairstyle. After the group swearing-
in by the judge, we listened to our
instructions and began the grueling
wait to find out if we would be
asked to dance.
I've never seen so
many electronic devices
of all sizes in so many
hands as the minutes
ticked away in the
crowded room. People
listened to music,
played games, checked
Facebook and sent
emails, ignoring the
TVs on the wall playing
the informational video.
While most were dressed in casual
work attire, there were plenty of
ripped jeans, t-shirts, sweat pants
and leggings. Not what I would
call proper court attire. And it must
have worked, as those were the
people dismissed in the first round.
Finally, my name was called and
I walked with the other 23 in my
group to Courtroom 13. The judge
was gracious and welcoming,
appreciative of our time and
grateful for our willingness to
serve. The case was a hit and run
involving death and I found myself
very much wanting to be on this
Alas, it was not to be, and
once again I was sent back to the
auditorium to await another chance
in another courtroom.
While I realize I am unique
in wanting to be a part of this
experience, I admit I was not
prepared for the reasons given for
those wanting to be excused. "I
just started a job and I'm afraid my
boss will fire me if I miss too much
work for this." Illegal. "I have to
pick up my kids from school." Not
good enough. I would gladly have
taken their place.
So, perhaps in a year, I will again
approach the mailbox and find
the Holy Grail of letters another
invitation to try out for the big
dance. Maybe they'll even make
me the forewoman!
Step back into time
The United Daughters of the
Confederacy, Judah P. Benjamin
Chapter, and the Florida Park Ser-
vice have announced that the 53rd
Annual Spring Open House will be
held this year on Sunday, March 3,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gamble
Plantation Historic State Park in
Once again you can travel back
to the Old South during the day
through the many lifestyle dem-
onstrations of that time period.
Members of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy will be wear-
ing costumes reminiscent of the
era of the 1840s through 1870s to
add authenticity to the day.
The Gamble Mansion and Patten
House will be open to the public
with free tours of each building.
Additionally, the 4th Florida Vol-
unteer Infantry will be dressed in
military uniforms re-enacting a
Music, crafts and more await at-
tendees. Admission and parking
will be free.
Gamble Plantation Historic State
Park is located on U.S. 301 in El-
lenton, one mile west of 1-75 off of
exit 224. For further information
call Gamble Plantation Historic
State Park at 941-723-4536.
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schedule featuring "A Spring in Our
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beginning May 20 and ending on
June 14. CRP has a 27-year legacy
of protecting the nation's natural
resources through voluntary par-
ticipation, while providing signifi-
cant economic and environmen-
tal benefits to rural communities
across the U.S.
"Since the 1980s, the CRP pro-
gram has established itself as a
benchmark in voluntary conserva-
tion efforts, providing American
producers with assets to address
our most critical resource issues,"
said Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack. "Last year, during one of
the worst droughts in generations,
the CRP proved vital in protecting
our most environmentally sensitive
lands from erosion. Emergency
haying and grazing on CRP lands
also supplied critical feed and for-
age for livestock producers due to
the drought. And the program con-
tinues to bring substantial returns
to rural areas, attracting recreation
and tourism dollars into local
economies while sustaining natu-
ral and wildlife habitat for future
Additional sign-ups for continu-
ous CRP programs such as High-
ly Erodible Land Initiative and
Initiative to Restore Grasslands,
Wetlands and Wildlife-will be
announced in spring 2013.
Currently, about 27 million
acres are enrolled in CRP, which
is a voluntary program available
to agricultural producers to help
them safeguard environmentally
sensitive land. Producers enrolled
in CRP plant long-term, resource-
conserving covers to improve the
quality of water, control soil ero-
sion and enhance wildlife habitat.
Contracts on 3.3 million acres of
CRP are set to expire on Sept. 30,
2013. Producers with expiring
contracts or producers with envi-
ronmentally sensitive land are en-
couraged to evaluate their options
Producers who are accepted in
the sign-up can receive cost-share
assistance to plant long-term,
resource-conserving covers and
receive an annual rental payment
for the length of the contract (10-
15 years). Producers also are en-
couraged to look into CRP's other
enrollment opportunities offered
on a continuous, non-competitive,
sign-up basis and that often pro-
vide additional financial assis-
tance. Continuous sign-up dates
will be announced at a later date.
Over the past 27 years, farmers,
ranchers, conservationists, hunt-
ers, fishermen and other outdoor
enthusiasts have made CRP one
of the largest and most important
USDA efforts. CRP continues to
make major contributions to na-
tional efforts to improve water and
air quality, and to prevent soil ero-
sion by protecting the most sensi-
tive areas including those prone to
flash flooding and runoff. CRP has
also helped increase populations
of pheasants, quail, ducks, and
rare species, like the sage grouse,
the lesser prairie chicken, and oth-
er grassland birds. Highlights of
CRP has restored more than two
million acres of wetlands and two
million acres of riparian buffers;
Each year, CRP keeps more than
600 million pounds of nitrogen
and more than 100 million pounds
of phosphorous from flowing into
our nation's streams, rivers, and
CRP provides $1.8 billion annu-
ally to landowners-dollars that
make their way into local econo-
mies, supporting small businesses
and creating jobs; and
CRP is the largest private lands
carbon sequestration program in
the country. By placing vulnerable
cropland into conservation, CRP
sequesters carbon in plants and
soil, and reduces both fuel and fer-
tilizer usage. In 2012, CRP result-
ed in carbon sequestration equal to
taking about nine million cars off
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Part-Time employee needed at Hillsborough
County Skate Parks
Hillsborough County is looking for someone responsible and
professional, with a true passion for skateboarding, and a strong
commitment to safety, to work part time at the Brandon and Apollo
Working at a Hillsborough County skate park requires knowledge
of skateboarding, park rules and regulations, and safety requirements.
Minimum requirements to apply include:
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate;
Possession of a First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Certification; and Possession of a valid driver's license
Those interested must apply by 11:59 a.m. on March 1. A job
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Identifying Flaws and Faults in Wine
By David White
Sniff, swirl, sip
Whether at home or at a
restaurant, analyzing wine is a
fairly straightforward process. And
when you stick your nose in a glass
of wine, you'll typically encounter
pleasant aromas like fruits, flowers,
and spices. Sometimes, though, a
wine will seem off.
One unfortunate truth about wine
is that a decent percentage is flawed
-- somehow spoiled along the way to
your table. Flawed wines should be
poured down the drain or returned
to your server. Wine should be
delicious -- and life is too short to
drink bad wine.
Recognizing common wine flaws
is at least as important as memorizing
grape names and tasting descriptors.
So here's a quick primer on some
Cork Taint. Wines bottled under
natural cork are vulnerable to damage
from a fungus that feeds on the cork.
This fungus produces a compound
called "2,4,6-trichloroanisole," or
TCA. If the wine is affected by TCA,
it's "corked," and the fruit will be
masked by aromas reminiscent of
wet cardboard or a damp basement.
While TCA won't make you sick,
it's not a pleasant odor.
Fortunately, corked wines
are becoming less common. As
recently as 2005, according to study
by Wine Spectator, about one in
15 bottles was affected by TCA.
But technological advances in the
cork industry -- combined with
the increasing popularity of screw
caps and artificial corks -- have
dramatically reduced incidence
Heat Damage. Wine is perishable.
And if it's exposed to high
temperatures -- an all-too-common
occurrence in the summertime -- it
may be "cooked."
When you open a bottle of wine,
check the cork to see if it's streaked
or drenched with wine. If it is, the
wine might be heat-damaged, as
heat causes wine to expand and push
against the cork. But you'll need to
smell the wine to make sure, as it
could also mean that the bottle was
If the wine has been exposed to
high temperatures, it will seem flat,
with muted aromas and minimal
flavor. Unfortunately, it's extremely
difficult to determine if a bottle has
mild to moderate heat damage. But
a completely cooked bottle is hard
Oxidation. When you open a
bottle of wine, also check to see if
the cork is crumbly. If the wine is
relatively young, this could be a sign
of improper storage or a faulty cork
and the wine could be oxidized. Wine
exposed to a significant amount
of oxygen loses its freshness, and
will give off aromas of caramel,
candied almonds, and dried fruits.
It may be reminiscent of Sherry and
Madeira, as the production of those
wines relies on oxygen. The color
can also be a giveaway -- white
wine will appear more golden than
you expect; red wine may take on a
aromas of manure, sweat, wet dog,
or Band-Aids in your wine? Those
smells typically signal the presence
of brettanomyces, a spoilage yeast
typically called "brett."
At low levels, the flavors
imparted by brett can be enjoyable
-- in fact, they're often desirable in
wines from the Rh6ne Valley and
Burgundy. But brett yeasts can't
be controlled. As wine blogger Joe
Roberts once explained, "whether
or not the wine has pleasant smoked
meat characteristics or instead
smells like one of my daughter's
diaper blow-outs is almost entirely
dictated by chance."
If you think your wine might be
flawed and you're at a restaurant,
give your glass to the server and
solicit her opinion. If she's familiar
with the wine, she'll be able to let
you know if something is off. And
if she's not familiar with it, she'll
probably trust your judgment or
have someone with more expertise
come to the table. If you're at home,
just trust your nose.
David White, a wine writer, is the
founder and editor of Terroirist.
com. His columns are housed at
Palate Press: The Online Wine
Education and support available for those
recently diagnosed with memory loss
The Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf coast Chapter is looking
for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and Related
Dementias and their care partner to participate in an early stage program
called BASE Beginning Alzheimer's Support and Education.
The mission of BASE is to provide education, resources, skill
building tools and support to individuals who are affected by early
stage Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The BASE program
consists of nine weekly sessions; each two hours and is dedicated to both
education and support with primary emphasis on education. Topics
include: Basics of Dementia; Positive Communication; Living Day
to Day; Skill-building; Feelings/Emotional Well Being; Medications
and Current Research; Planning for the Future; and Creativity and
This is a free program for those with the disease and their care
The class runs on a weekly basis beginning mid-March. For dates, time
and location, please use the contacts below.
To learn more or to sign-up for the BASE program contact Stephanie
McGovern (813) 684-1296, email@example.com or AJ Cipperly
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'If' is a mighty big word
By Daris Howard
I was tucking mV rnants dow r n nf mice hbut nas we worked further
into my work boots before we
started the job ahead of us.
"Why are you doing that?" Butch
"Well," I answered, "when we
load the bales off of the ground,
they almost always have mice
under them, and I don't want any
of them running inside my pant
Buster didn't like the sound of
that, and he started tucking his
pants inside his boots too.
Butch and Buster, brothers,
had come over to give me a hand
loading hay. It was spring time and
we were getting down to the final
layers of last year's crop. During
the winter, the mice like to tunnel
under the bales to keep warm.
There they would have huge
families, and when we loaded
the last of the bales, mice would
The wild cats, that called our
farm home, would hang around
the edges to see if they could pick
up dinner while we worked. The
mice, trying to keep away from the
cats, looked for any hiding place
they could find. I had already
had the unpleasant experience of
having them find that hiding place
up my pant leg, and I didn't relish
the thought of it happening again.
As Buster and I continued to tuck
our pants into our boots, Butch
started to mock us.
"Oh, you two are a couple of big
sissies. Why, I wouldn't be afraid
of no itty, bitty mouse. Besides, if
you were as fast on your feet as I
am, no mouse would have a chance
to go up your pant leg."
He then went on to expound
to us how, when he was a boy
growing up in the mountains of
West Virginia, he had hunted
mountain lions and all sorts of
really frightening creatures.
The truth was, Butch and Buster
had moved out here when they
were about eight and nine years
old, and though we were only
about twelve, I still doubted Butch
had done half of the things he
We started loading the truck
with the old bales. The ones on the
outer edge didn't show many signs
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toward the center, we started seeing
more and more tunnels. Then came
the moment we expected. We
turned a bale and a mouse dashed
under the bale closest to it. As we
continued removing bales, more
and more mice would be there, and
would race to the closest tunnel.
Then came the time when, like
musical chairs, there were more
mice than tunnel entrances. One
huge, fat mouse, about the size
of a Chihuahua, turned and saw
the dark opening of Butch's open
trouser leg. As it entered, Butch
let out a yelp and started to dance
like he was discoing to acid rock.
But the more he tried to shake
the mouse out, the farther up the
tunnel it sought safety.
When it reached the top of his
leg, it climbed to safety where the
pant legs joined. When it lodged
itself in there at that very critical,
private juncture, Butch started
to holler as if he would die. He
screamed for someone to "... Kill
it! Kill it quick!"
Now, Butch and Buster weren't
necessarily known for thinking
clearly under pressure. At Butch's
screams, Buster reached for a
handy, nearby shovel. He wound
up like a baseball player planning
to knock a ball out of the park. He
swung so hard he took Butch's feet
right out from under him. When
Butch came down, his head hit the
ground first, but it wasn't his head
he was holding as he curled up in
the fetal position and groaned.
"Hey Butch, did I kill it?" Buster
asked. "Did I? Did I?"
"I don't know," Butch groaned.
"But if you did, that's not the only
thing that's going to die today
when I get so I can walk again."
Buster realized Butch was
talking about him, and mockingly
rolled his eyes. "You mean if you
get so you can walk again. And 'if'
is a mighty big word, Butch."
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PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
Delivery people have to be able to carry the hot food bags that hold
10 dinners and also the 10 bagged lunches.
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driving, and she remembers it
'There was a lot of slushy ice,
and I was driving uphill. You
couldn't see what was ahead,
and it was very slippery. All of a
sudden this horse and buggy- with
no driver- ran out in front of me
and smashed into me," she said.
It was in Amish country, and
when the owner finally caught up
with his horse and buggy, he told
her it was the third time that horse
had run away while hitched to the
'That was quite an experience,"
she said, now able to laugh about
For awhile, she was working
with the Security Patrol, Sun
City Center Ride and Meals on
Wheels. But then she became
coordinator of the meals program
and knew she would have to quit
the others to do it right.
First she separates the monthly
list of volunteers into two groups,
one for Sun City Center and one
for Kings Point. Then she makes
each a monthly schedule, two
people to a car, each carrying a
hot-bag with 10 meals in it and 10
bagged lunches every day.
'The people who volunteer for
this job need to be strong enough
to carry the bags and be able to
drive," she said. "There are some
who want to help, but can't walk
well carrying the heavy bags.
Maybe they use a cane or walker.
They can still help in some other
The procedure for delivery
is that everyone assigned to a
particular day shows up at South
Bay Hospital's cafeteria at exactly
By that time, Chef Joel Meyers
has handed the meals to Omar
Hyssain, who takes them to
Smoker's table where the bags
that keep them hot have been
wiped clean and laid out.
Hyssain divides the meals
and puts them into the hot-bags
according to Smoker's direction.
They service anywhere between
6 and 25 people a day.
"Weekends are usually light
days," Smoker said. "I don't
Perhaps family members or
friends see to the needs of these
people on weekends, she said.
The volunteers of the day pick
up their hot bags of 10 full meals
and a separate bag lunch for each
person on their delivery list.
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said Margaret Vaske. "It makes
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"Aside from that, I go in every
day. I really enjoy it," Smoker said.
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* By DIANE STRAUSER ALVAREZ,
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If you want to bring wildlife
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I still have a landline, so I can
watch the activity outside an
eight-paned window while on
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addition to a butterfly garden
because it also brings in the birds.
In fact, the firebush is a wildlife
supermarket. It blooms most of
the year and produces berries at
the same time. Plant it sometime
after the last frost in our area,
since it will die back to the roots
during a several hour freeze; and
then it takes until the summer to
be back with blooms and berries.
In this mild winter, it is now close
to its summer glory. Firebush
is a favorite with the butterflies
and birds, particularly the
hummingbirds. June to September
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to watch for the
though I did see
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year in January.
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bees, and other insects at the
orange tubular firebush flowers.
One year I saw five zebra
longwing butterflies at once on
the firebush with fritillaries and
yellow sulphurs at other plants
in the garden. What a spectacle
of color! Once it appeared that
a zebra longwing was chasing
another longwing and two
sulphurs away from the firebush.
I have seen the hummingbird
moth, also called sphinx moth,
competing with the hummingbirds
by diving toward the flowers.
I have watched the wooly bear
caterpillar, the larval stage of
the Isabella tiger moth, eating
the leaves. Mockingbirds and
cardinals eat the black berries;
blue-gray gnatcatchers, grey
catbirds, Carolina wrens, and
mourning doves also check out
the firebush. Lizards and little
frogs hide in the leaves and stems.
Every yard in Central and South
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teaches film and photography at
the University of South Florida
and also makes documentaries
and is currently working on
a full-length film on his own,
interviewed people from all over
South County, taught workshops
on how to prepare for interviews;
how to do interviews; and how
to shoot both still scenery and
'During the shoots I was lucky
enough to meet and interview a
very diverse cross section of folks
who are connected to the area in
various ways," Cheatham said
in an interview Feb. 19. "As we
worked through the process, we
realized that these people's stories
were the best way to capture the
essence of the community. So,
the film primarily focuses on the
the people who
live and work
there as a way
to examine the
rich and complex
structure of South
arts projects at
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many from the
Shawn Cheatham, videographer
of SOUTH COUNTY: the video.
"same-ole-same-ole" local people
and stories to a much wider view.
"Every year the Arts Council
has a budget for community
projects," said Parker. "Up until
shoot/ I was lucky
to meet and interview a
very diverse cross of folks
who are connected to area in
various ways As we worked
process, we realized that
people's stories were best
way to capture essence of
community, So, film primarily
focuses on -I of
people who live and work
as a way to examine / rich and
complex social, ,., 'and
structure of South County,
Arts Council including Vicki and
Jeff Knauff and Kate Hamilton
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Marsh who helped spearhead
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Some of the
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"That was not easy," Parker said.
"It is so very diverse."
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FEBRUARY 21, 2013
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other adult learners; no registration is required. Co-sponsored by the
Hillsborough Literacy Council and the Tampa-Hillsborough County
Public Library System. For details, contact the Hillsborough Literacy
Council at 813-273-3650.
Teen/Adult Watercolor Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Please join Art Instructor, Cory Wright, and learn some watercolor
techniques and create a painting to take home. Limit 22. Registration re-
quired at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Fund-
ing for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional
eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 10:15
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 account. Pre-
sented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20
Family Center on Deafness Telephone Distribution Wednesday,
Feb. 27 at 1 p.m.
Presented by Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI). FTRI
provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida
residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equip-
ment enables them to place and receive phone calls.
SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences
about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome!
Bring a project and ask us questions!
Word: Introduction, Font and Page Formatting Thursday, Feb. 28
at 12:15 p.m.
Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Discover the basics
of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup,
margins, paper orientation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are re-
quired. Registration is available at branch opening at 12pm.
No-Fuss Foods Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m.
Cooking creative, delicious and nutritious meals doesn't need to take a
lot of time or cost a lot of money. Join Rowena Sjovall of No Fuss Foods
as she demonstrates a budget-friendly recipe. Free samples! Seating lim-
it: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652.
Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library
Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library
helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you
would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library,
please call Jim Duffy at 813-273-3652, www.southshorefriends.com.
WE'RE MORE THAN JUST BUSINESS CARDS!
We print newsletters, bulletins, post cards,
membership directories, tickets, posters,
letterhead, offering envelopes, scratch pads,
memorial cards, bookmarks, brochures,
thank you notes, etc.
Call us for your printing needs.
16 OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER FEBRUARY 21, 2013
America's Smoochiest Pooch
Competition comes to Tampa
Is Florida going to
the dogs? The time to
find out is March 23 at
the Tampa Pet Expo,
where the 'America's
Competition' is mak-
ing a stop at the For-
ida Fairgrounds on its
2013 national tour.
Pet owners can en-
ter the competition
by bringing their dog
to the expo between
10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
where they'll have
an official "kissing"
photograph taken of
Admission to the
Pet Expo event is
free; parking charges
may apply. There is a
$5 fee to enter the dog
kissing contest and
participants receive a
$5 voucher towards
any PetzLife oral care
product purchased at the expo.
The year-long road tour was
developed to honor the deep re-
lationship between pets and their
owners, and to raise awareness for
animal rescue and welfare organi-
zations. Therefore, a portion of all
entry fees goes directly to benefit
local animal welfare or rescue or-
ganizations located near each road
The dog with the most online
votes at the end of a 30-day vot-
ing period will be crowned the K-9
Kissing King or Queen for each
location, win a $250 prize package
provided by sponsor PetzLife, and
automatically be entered into the
national competition for a chance
to be named "America's Smoochi-
For additional information about
how the competition works, visit
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While they will not be entered
into the official contest, animal lov-
ers across the nation can also par-
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On Saturday, March 9, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Palmetto will
celebrate oiniii Home" during
Heritage Day at Palmetto Historical
Park & Manatee County Agricultural
Museum, 515 10th Ave. West,
Palmetto. This free event will feature
an open house, a blacksmith, spinner
and quilter showing off their crafts.
The FFA petting corral will have
goats who love getting attention and
First Baptist Church of Palmetto
will be providing free train rides to
children. The 1880 Post Office will be
open for business featuring the 2013
cancellation, so bring your mail to
be posted here. At 11 a.m. storyteller
Windell Campbell will spin tales for
your listening pleasure.
A special feature of Heritage Day
is the opening of local photographer/
artist Ed Parker's exhibit called 'The
Water's Edge." Works of boats and
water scenes from near and far can
be enjoyed by visitors from March
9th through April 26th. Mr. Parker is
also the designer of this year's postal
A special treat for 1' 1iuiiiW
Home" festivities will be a pie
contest. Celebrity judges will begin
taste-testing at 1 p.m., awarding 1st,
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entering the contest, pre-registration
is necessary. Call 941-721-2034 for
more information and to register.
A book signing by Circuit Court
Judge Gilbert Smith, author of
"Lawyers & Legends of Manatee
County," after the opening
ceremony. Books will be available
Word of Mouth BBQ will be
selling lunch items and Alex's
Lemonade Stand will be raising
funds to benefit childhood cancer
research. The Woman's Club of
Palmetto will be holding its annual
Chicken and Yellow Rice Luncheon
for $12 and various Palmetto High
School reunions will take place
during the luncheon.
All activities are free. For more
information on Heritage Day, call
941-721-2034 or 941-723-4991.
Event is sponsored by R. B. Chips
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the Circuit Court, Manatee County
Agricultural Museum, Inc., the
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Returns to Ruskin This Weekend!
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16 OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
FEBRUARY 21, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS* 17
Social Security changes you
need to know
March 1 the
ment of Trea-
sury will no
longer mail pa-
per Social Security
checks to recipients and
beneficiaries, including anyone
who receives veterans compensa-
tion or pension, benefits from the
Railroad Retirement Board, or
federal retirement benefits.
Those who began receiving So-
cial Security checks before May
1, 2011, have until March 1, 2013,
to sign up for electronic payments.
All recipients must then receive
their payments by direct deposit to
a bank or credit union account or
the payments will be loaded onto a
Direct Express Debit MasterCard.
The move to switch to an elec-
tronic payment option is expected
to save American taxpayers $120
million annually and more than
$1 billion over 10 years. Anyone
already receiving federal benefit
payments electronically will con-
tinue to receive their money as
usual on their payment date.
Consumers can sign up for direct
deposit at www.GoDirect.org or
by calling the U.S. Treasury Elec-
tronic Payment Solution Center at
Anyone over the age of 90 before
May 1, 2011, may be exempt, and
hardship waivers can be submitted
Direct Deposit to a bank or cred-
it union account
Recipients choosing this option
will need to provide the following
Most recent federal benefit
Social Security number or
Financial institution's routing
transit number, often found on a
Account type checking or
Account number, often found
on a personal check.
Direct Express Debit MasterCard
Approximately 1.5 million peo-
ple have signed up for these pre-
paid debit cards since they became
available in 2008.
Recipients need their most re-
cent federal benefit check to sign
up for the Direct Express card.
No sign-up fees, monthly fees,
or overdraft fees are charged.
No credit checks are required
Access to the cash loaded on
the card may be obtained from a
bank counter, credit union or "cash
back with purchases" at retailers.
Recipients can set up free
"low balance" alerts when the ac-
count balance falls below a certain
level and notification of deposits
by phone, e-mail, or text message.
Recipients can withdraw cash
from an in-network* ATM for free
once a month.
More than one ATM with-
drawal per month at an in-network
ATM will cost 90 cents per with-
Receiving a paper statement in
the mail costs 75 cents per month.
*In-network ATMs, include
Comerica Bank, Charter One,
Privileged Status, Alliance One,
PNC Bank, MasterCard ATM Al-
liance, and MoneyPass.
Historic Preservation Challenge grant
application deadline is Feb. 28
Hillsborough County's Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program
announces that the deadline to submit applications for this grant cycle is
Thursday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m.
Applications should promote historic preservation, heritage tourism
and related economic development within Hillsborough County.
The grant application package and detailed information on the Pro-
gram are available online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/index.
Available grant funds will be awarded to selected applicants on a mini-
mum of one-to-one (1:1) matching basis, not to exceed an award of more
than $250,000 per applicant, per project in any County budget year.
In December 2011, the County adopted the Historic Preservation Chal-
lenge Grant Program. Grant Program details are available online:
frChallenge Grant Application Form February 28 at 3 p.m. deadline
frGeneral Instructions for Application
frBoard Policy 01.31.00.00 Historic Preservation "Challenge Grant"
frBoard Policy 04.05.00.00 Capital Funding for Outside Agencies
frFull listing of past Grant awards
For additional Historic Preservation Challenge Grant information,
contact Joselle Pulgaron, Economic Development, at 813-272-5560.
Air Force Airman Brandon L.
Peterson graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an in-
tensive, eight-week program that
included training in military dis-
cipline and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness, and basic
warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits toward
an associate in applied science de-
gree through the Community Col-
lege of the Air Force.
Peterson earned distinction as an
He is the son of Daryl Peterson
of Bridleford Drive, Gibsonton,
Fa., and Angela Rush of Wallace
Circle, Bloomingdale, Ga.
The airman is a 2010 gradu-
ate of Earl Lennard High School,
More than a condiment
I have discovered that cayenne
pepper has some great benefits,
aside from cooking! It is an in-
expensive pest repellant. Put a
couple of teaspoons of the pepper
into a spray bottle, fill with water,
shake, and spray. Specifically, ani-
mals, such as rodents, do not like
it. Spray in suspect areas, includ-
ing the garbage can. It's natural,
inexpensive, and quite a deterrent.
Tough toilet bowl cleaning
I am getting a home ready for
sale and have been cleaning furi-
ously. One area that I could not get
Army Spec. Rogewo E. Hercules
has returned to the U.S. after being
deployed overseas at a forward op-
erating base to serve in support of
Operation Fiiduriiin Freedom.
Operation I iidiiIni. Freedom is
the official namiii. givenn to anti-ter-
rorism military operations involv-
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branches of I.the I armed forces
have bii d,~n pIld to support
the "%a .ig.aiiit global terrorism
outside the borders of the United
States. U.S. troops serve in South,
Southwest and Central Asia, the
Arabian peninsula, the Horn of
Africa, islands in the Pacific, and
Hercules is an information tech-
nology specialist assigned to the
4th Airborne Brigade Combat
Team, 25th Infantry Division at
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson,
Alaska. He has served in the mili-
tary for two and a half years.
He is the son of Rogewo Hercu-
les and nephew of Victor Hercules,
both of Brentwood, N.Y.
The specialist is a 2010 graduate
of East Bay High School, Gibson-
cleaned was the toilet bowls. They
had accumulated this dark gray
stain that I couldn't get off. I had
tried everything. I finally found
the answer in a pumice scouring
stick. All I had to do was wet it and
rub away at the stain. It came off
Best of all, it didn't leave any
scratches. I now have three spar-
kling white toilet bowls!
Affordable Privacy Curtain
After my neighbors expanded
into a two-story house, my up-
stairs bathroom needed obscure
windows and the estimate was in
Marine Corps Pvt. Craig J. Cruz,
son of Catherine and Steven Cruz
of Wimauma, Fla., earned the title
of U.S. Marine after graduating
from recruit training at Marine
Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Is-
For 13 weeks, Cruz stayed com-
mitted during some of the world's
most demanding entry-level mili-
tary training in order to be trans-
formed from civilian to Marine
instilled with pride, discipline and
the core values of honor, courage
and commitment. Training sub-
jects included close-order drill,
marksmanship with an M-16A4
rifle, physical fitness, martial arts,
swimming, military history, cus-
toms and courtesies.
One week prior to graduation,
Cruz endured The Crucible, a 54-
hour final test of recruits' minds
and bodies. Upon completion,
recruits :il. presented the Marine
Corps L niiiln nd i. lled Marines
for the Iii t111 nt
Cruz is a 2012 giaduatI of I en-
nard High School of RuIkuin
Local Krewe hosts benefit sporting
clays shoot Saturday, Feb. 23
South Shore-based Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate will host
its 8th annual fundraising sporting clays shoot at Tampa Bay Sporting
Clays in Land o'Lakes on Saturday, Feb. 23, with the proceeds benefit-
ing local area amputees and their families.
Founded in 2004 as a charitable organization, the Peg Leg Pirate
Krewe has dedicated the last eight years to champion the needs of local
amputees, especially children and veterans, raising donations through a
host of fun events.
The Peg Leg Krewe "Get on The Good Foot" shoot offers a full day of
fun for a great cause. The registration fee includes a continental break-
fast, lunch catered by Smokey Bones BBQ, plus the shoot. All profits
from the event go directly to benefit area amputees. The Krewe has pro-
vided custom hand-driven bicycles and tricycles to local children with
amputations, prosthetics, wheelchair ramps, college scholarships, sum-
mer school camps, and more.
Tickets and more information are available online at www.PegLegPi-
Local businesses are invited to sponsor "Get on The Right Foot." Con-
tact Denise Reiter at 813-388-3016 or PegLegPirateKrewe@gmail.com
for more information.
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Conference set for Saturday, March 16
the thousands. I found a spray-on
product that would do the job for
$5 at the local home improvement
store. It could even be easily re-
moved with acetone if it looked
bad. It was worth a try.
It looks great! I was able to take
down the dark and dusty mini-
blinds and now enjoy a shower of
light every day.
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The Hillsborough County 10th An-
nual Neighborhoods Conference will
offer more than a dozen free edu-
cational workshops to conference-
Residents will learn to make their
neighborhoods safer, friendlier and
more attractive. The workshops will
offer guidance and advice on chal-
lenging issues communities face to-
The 10th Annual Neighborhoods
Conference will be held Saturday.
March 16 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
at Hillsborough Community College
- Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 Tampa
Bay Blvd. in Tampa.
Registration is free this year and in-
cludes an official Conference tote bag,
a continental breakfast, admission to
workshops, access to Conference ex-
hibits and the awards luncheon.
This year's workshops include:
1fLet's Talk Trash get the latest
information about changes in trash
rCORE understand the Coun-
ty's new I kingg Oil Recycle Ef-
rLearn how to stretch your hom-
eowners' association budget
rAdopt-A-Road Program for your
frFinding and writing grants
The 2013 Neighborhood Recogni-
tion Awards will be given at 1 p.m.
Register online for the 10th An-
nual Neighborhoods Conference by
logging onto Neighborhood Rela-
tions website or by calling the Hills-
borough County Office of Neighbor-
hood Relations at 813-307-3564
OBSERVER NEWS 17
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
18 OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER
KLEC Radio Show airs at United
Methodist Church of SCC
The Drama Team from the United Methodist Church of SCC will pres-
ent an original theater piece entitled KLEC Radio 1i.. i Special Mission
Edition on Friday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.
Written by Carol Stewart and Glenn Appleyard, the KLEC Radio /h.,-
is a variety show not unlike the popular Prairie Home Companion with
lots of silly skits, commercials and musical acts.
The evening will include a buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvres and des-
Proceeds from this night of fun go to the Mission Teams of the church,
including the Emergency Response Team that responds to natural di-
sasters in the southeastern U.S., the Youth Mission Team that works to
build or renovate homes for a week or more each summer during a youth
mission trip, and International Mission Teams going to Uganda, Cuba
and Southeast Asia.
Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at the church office Mon-
day through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information
about this and other events at the United Methodist Church of Sun City
Center, contact Jeff Jordan at 813-634-2539.
United Community Church hosts
columnist/humorist Jonathan Richard
Cring and artist/musician Janet Clazzy
All are invited to attend
United Community Church
at 1501 La Jolla Avenue,
Sun City Center on Sunday,
Feb. 24 at the 10 a.m. Wor-
ship Service. United Com-
munity Church of SCC will
host daily columnist/humor-
ist Jonathan Richard Cring
and artist/musician Janet
Clazzy during the 10 a.m.
service on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Cring is the author of 11
books, the writer of 14 fea-
ture-length movies, and the
recipient of the Best Screen-
play Award at the Top Ten
Films in America.
Clazzy is a musical original, hav-
ing played in orchestras from coast
to coast, and often proclaimed to
be "the female Kenny G."
"We take some time to bring you
Enjoy movies at
Heaven Door is the movie of
the month at Friendship Baptist
church, 1511 El Rancho Dr., SCC.
The free movie, including a buffet
during intermission, begins at 5
p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.
At 6 p.m. March 22-24, Friend-
ship will host a revival highlighted
with speakers and Gospel music
from the church's Men's Quartet.
The end of March will culmi-
nate with Easter Sunday's Sunrise
service overlooking the lake. For
more information on any of these
events, call 813-633-5950
Baptist holds 5K
Simmons Loop Baptist Church
will host their second annual 5K
fun run for missions at 9 a.m. on
Saturday March 2.
Registration is from 7:30 to 8:45
a.m. at the chuch, located at 6610
Simmons Loop Rd. in Riverview.
Additional information can be
obtained prior to the run from the
church website: simmonsloopbap-
tistchurch.org or by calling the
church at 813-677-9310.
music, humor and fresh insights
into life in these United States and
ways to find a message," says Mr.
Cring. "The program is a non-stop,
with Prince of
The Council of Catholic Women
of Prince of Peace Catholic Church
will be holding its annual spring
fashion show, "Celebrate Spring,"
at noon on Thursday, April 11 at
Community Hall. Doors will open
at 11:30 a.m.
This year's show will benefit the
The show will feature fashions
from A'Tu of Sarasota, and attend-
ees will be able to purchase items
directly from the shop.
The cost of a ticket is $25 perper-
son, and includes the buffet lunch
provided by Banquet Masters.
There will also be door prizes.
The Chai Chapter of Hadassah
welcomes all Mah Jongg play-
ers to a day of tournament play
on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Freedom
Doors open at 8:45 a.m. Play be-
gins promptly at 10 a.m. The $36
registration fee includes break-
fast, lunch, and a snack. In addi-
tion, there will be door prizes and
cash prizes for winners ($100 top
Freedom Plaza is located at 1010
American Eagle Blvd., Sun City
For more information and a reg-
istration form, contact Carol at
study series starts
Each Wednesday at noon dur-
ing Lent from Wednesday, Feb. 20
through Wednesday, March 20, the
United Community Church will
offer a Lenten Study beginning
with soup for lunch.
Falling Upward -A Spirituality
for the Two Halves of Life by Rich-
ard Rohr will be studied.
Books may be obtained in the
church office for $10. All are wel-
come. United Community Church
is located at 1501 La Jolla Ave. in
Call the church office at 813-
634-1304 to register.
Youth collect for 'Souper Bowl of Caring'
On Sunday, Feb. 3, the youth of St. John the Divine Episcopal
Church at both campuses (Ruskin and Sun City Center) attended all
3 services to collect donations for this year's "Souper Bowl of Car-
ing," and their collection will go for a "shopping trip" for the Lord's
Lighthouse Mission for the items they need the most for the needy
and homeless of South County.
Come and experience the power of
Jesus to change your life.
Sunday @ 9 & 11 AM Servicio en Espariol @ 6 PM
2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
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
Rev. Richard Nussel and All Year ...............10:45 a.m. 6 a '. -6 m.
Phone: 645-1241 Sunday School............ 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198
r Phlensh ip ptist Chwrch Sunday WEEKLY SERVICES:
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ...................... Bible Study
1511 El Rancho Dr. 11 a.m. ....................Bible Study
I Sun City Center, FL 33573 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship
.- 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
SRev. 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
( First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We loviFbecause 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. 1
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 PM. S
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle .%enue Malcolm S. Clemens,. Pastor
\Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301 J
Prince of P peace Masses:
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 R Sunday School (all ages)........ 9:30 a.m.
NO R I HSIDE Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m. SB
BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday Evening Worship ....... 6:00 p.m. SBC
Loving God Loving Others, 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 ~ www.uccsuncity.org
& Ae. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ I
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m .
A, CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Sunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
Nursery Provided Contemporary 9:40 a.m. BiBlnd. -
Pastor Jack R. Palzer
Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven Traditional 1 1:15 a.m.
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach At
(across from MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305
The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center
1210 Del Webb Blvd West 634-2539
Come Belong WORSHIP SERVICES:
Qrow 1 Serve SUNDAY
Th"rL'nidMed hodiLsdio r.,h 8:15 a.m........................ Sanctuary (Communion Service)
9: i5 a.m....N'ew LITe Enricnment Center contemporary )
10:55 a.m.........Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells)
11:00 a.m........................................ Hispanic Worship
4:00 p.m .................. ................. Hispanic W orship
Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer
Assistant Pastor: Rev. Robert Chaple
Changing Services? Having a special event?
Advertise it in The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current.
Just call (813) 645-3111 and ask to speak to a sales representative.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of 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
Consensus is not truth.
-Bessman & Swazey
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Spiritual Leader l tfs to f
Rev. Sue Meixner Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Sue Meixner ,, Sun City Center
813-362-0806 Chamber of Commerce
firstname.lastname@example.org "I 1651 Sun City Center Plaza
New Thought ChurchReligious Science/SOM
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INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION
1707 33rd Street SE, SCC/Ruskin 813-938-4955
10:30 a.m. SUNDAYS
NO CREED...BUT CHRIST
NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE
Minister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL
820 College Ave. W. Ruskin. FL 33570
www.fbcruskin.org A Resource for Families
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
K-2 Through 12th
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
A S Prayers with anoint
A Stephen during worship the s
Church Pastor: Rev.
S AMeet friends in FellI
1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible
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.
For information visit:
SouthShore: AolloBeach,RuskinSunCityand S.GibsontonA
SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
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Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F.
U.S. Hwy. 41
106 11th Ave. NE
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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William J. Connors
William J. Connors, 93, of Sun City
Center, FL entered into eternal rest
on February 1, 2013 at his home. He
is survived by his beloved wife Mary
(nee Cristinzio); children Agnes (Rick
Wiggin), John (Mary K), William (Nancy)
and Marie; grandchildren Colleen,
Benjamin (Zoe), Allison Wiggin, lan
Olsson (Ashley), Nancy Anne, Mary
Rose, Brooke Olsson, Tyler Olsson,
and Kathleen; and great-grandchildren
Robert Noble and Aidan Olsson. He
is also survived by his sister Agnes
Connors, S.H.C.J. and many nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in
death by brothers Joseph and Edward
and sister Mary Hannigan (Joseph).
Bill served honorably in the U.S. Navy
during World War II and the Korean
War. Bill was a proud graduate of
Drexel University and worked as a Civil
Engineer for the City of Philadelphia.
Relatives and friends are invited to
attend a funeral mass on Saturday,
March 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Albert
the Great Church, 212 Welsh Road,
Huntingdon Valley, PA Interment
will be on Friday, March 15 at 3 p.m.
at Washington Crossings National
Veterans Cemetery, 830 Highland
Road, Newtown, PA
In lieu of flowers, please send
donations to the "William Connors
Scholarship Fund" at Drexel University.
Checks may be sent to: Drexel
University, c/o Steffie Crowther, Suite
310, 3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia,
RUMC Men cook
Ruskin United Methodist Men will
sponsor a chicken dinner Saturday,
March 2, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The cost is $7 per person. The
location is 105 4th Ave. NW in
Ruskin (one block behind Sun-
Trust Bank). For more informa-
tion, call 813-645-1241 between 9
a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through
Born in Covington, Ky. Dorothea was
a resident of Sun City Center since
She was the loving wife of S. Ray
Dickson, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by her sons Thomas
W. and Timothy F., daughter-in-law
Valerie and granddaughter Melody.
Private services will be held in
Kentucky. Gifts in lieu of flowers should
be sent to: LifePath Hospice, 3723
Upper Creek Rd., Ruskin, Fl. 33573.
Joseph R. Molnar
Joseph R. Molnar, 96, passed away
peacefully on January 29, 2013 at his
home in Sun City Center, FL. He was
born on November 12,1916 in Kungos,
Hungary to Miklos Molnar and Emma
Joe became an architect in Hungary
and, after coming to the United States
in 1965, worked as a structural engineer
for Dow Chemical and Bechtel. He was
an avid sailor and outdoorsman.
He is survived by his loving wife
Dorothy and a large, devoted family
of children, stepchildren, in-laws,
nieces and nephews. We will all miss
his loving presence and are grateful for
his long and productive life.
A private memorial service is
Yvonne R. Rabun, 84, of Sun City
Center, Fla. passed away February 8,
She retired from the First National
Bank of Chicago after 30 years of
service. She was a member of Calvary
Lutheran Church and a volunteer for
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by
husband Elmer "Robert" Rabun. She is
survived by daughter Jill Rabun.
Committal services will be 11 a.m.
Friday, March 1, 2013 at Sarasota
National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla.
Arrangements by Sun City Center
Doed it do any good?
Is anyone listening?
Praying for success or happiness for yourself or others is
something everyone does. It's natural, normal, and noble.
BUT does prayer work?
Is it dependable, or just hit and miss?
Come find out at a free talk
"PRAYER THAT WORKS"
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
at 3:00 p.m.
Florida Room, The Atrium
945-D North Course Lane
Sun City Center, Florida
Speaker will be Norm Bleichman, CS,
Christian Science practitioner and
international lecturer, from
John T. Rehm
John T Rehm, 73, passed away
peacefully with his family at his side on
February 9, 2013 at LifePath Hospice
House in Sun City Center, FL.
John was born July 25, 1939 in
Indianapolis, IN to Lois Thompson
Rehm and John Edgar Rehm, who
preceded him in death. His family
moved to Anderson, IN in 1950, where
he went to school and graduated from
Anderson High School in 1957.
He attended Indiana University
where he received a Bachelor of Music
degree (1961) and a Masters of Music
degree (1962). He then moved to NYC
where he worked at a music publisher's
house and as a professional musician.
He travelled throughout the U.S. as a
trombonist in the orchestra of a well-
known ballet troupe.
In 1964 he began teaching Music
Theory at East Carolina University
in Greenville, NC. He married Fran
Wagner in 1965. Two years later, they
moved backto Indiana where he studied
for his Ph.D. degree in Music Theory at
Indiana University. In 1969 John and
his wife started their family & moved
to Normal, IL, where he taught Music
Theory at Illinois State University for 26
years until his retirement in 1995.
John spent his retirement years
initially at their summer home at Clear
Lake, IN, but soon warmer Florida
weather beckoned him and Fran south,
where they found a home near Sun
City Center, FL and lived about seven
months each year.
John was an avid stamp collector,
reader, and lover of music all his life;
he enjoyed playing the trombone and
baritone in several local Big Bands for
several years before health problems
prevented him from continuing to play.
John is survived by his loving wife
of almost 48 years and a wonderful,
devoted family: son Jeff Rehm, his wife
Amanda, and four children in Commerce
Twp., MI; and his daughter, Laurie
Caniglia, her husband Mike, and their
three children on Camano Island, WA.
He will be greatly missed by all his
family and friends, but is now resting
peacefully in the presence of his loving
Lord. A memorial/celebration-of-life
service in Florida will take place at a
James K. Scheffler
James K. Scheffler, 79, of Ruskin,
FL passed February 17, 2013 at the
VA's Haley's Cove Community Living
Center. He had served in the Navy
during the Korean War.
He is survived by wife Pat Scheffler;
mother-in-law Patricia Sharpe; sister
and brother-in-law Judy and Steve
Weekly; step-children Nick, Tony and
David Smolen; and children Sandy,
Jimmy, Steve and Tammy Scheffler.
Memorial Services will be held at
Zipperer's Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 23.
See OBITUARIES, page 20
20 OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER
OBITUARIES, continued from page 19
Sept. 13, 1924 Feb. 11, 2013
Agie Thornsberry was born
September 13, 1924 in Kite, Kentucky.
He is survived by siblings Selmer
Thornsberry, Lois (Thornsberry)
Howard and husband Rev. Donald, and
Docia (Thornsberry) Mayes; brothers-
in-law Mid Johnson (Faye), Ed Johnson
(Donna); several nieces and nephews;
sons Douglas (Carole) Thornsberry,
James (Janice) Thornsberry, Robert
(Cynthia) Thornsberry; daughter
Patricia (Daniel) Thornsberry Ciarcia;
daughter-in-law Barbara Thornsberry;
and his loving partner Barbara J. Reitz.
Thorny was predeceased by wife
Magdalene, son Dean Thornsberry.,
and brothers Elmer, Delmer, Marion and
Dennis. He has eleven grandchildren
and ten great-grandchildren who
rocked his world.
He served in the Marine Corps
during VWII. While serving, he was
involved in breaking the beaches in five
theaters in the Pacific. He was severely
wounded at Okinawa, Japan, where he
was awarded the Purple Heart.
Thorny was last employed at Anker
Hold machine shop in Port Huron, MI
as a machinist. He retired to Florida in
1978; he lived in Ruskin until his death.
After battling health issues since
July, Thorny finally readied himself
for his journey home and, as he grew
weary, we remember this Bible verse,
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall
renew their strength; they shall mount
up with wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they shall walk,
and not faint." Isaiah 40:31.
Though we will miss you, we live by
God's promise to see you again. Until
then, we hold tightly to that promise
and our precious memories.
A memorial service was held at
LifePath Hospice on February 20,
2013. There will be a full military
burial at Mount Pleasant cemetery in
Goodells, Michigan, over the July 4,
Helen Woods, 96, of Apollo Beach,
passed peacefully on Sunday, Feb.
10, 2013. Helen was born in South
Bend, IN to John and Martha Bykowski
on June 21, 1916. She was a loving
mother and grandmother. She was a
Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her loving sons Jeff
Woods and Brian Woods; daughter
Michele Bramlett; five grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held by the
family where interment will follow at
Notre Dame Cemetery, Ogdensburg,
NY. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in Helen's memory to
LifePath Hospice, 3825 Upper Creek
Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. Online
condolences may be left by visiting
Deacon ordination at Trinity Baptist
SCC Trinity Baptist Church recently held an ordination service to
ordain four new Deacons. Along with the other Deacons, they will
assist the pastors in watching over the spiritual and missionary in-
terests of the church. They will also assist in the observance of the
Lord's Supper and minister to the sick and needy of the church.
In the above photo, from left, are: Senior Pastor Dr. Ron Churchill,
Deacons Tom Zuidema, Dr. Jim Clor, Dick Stanhope, Mike Zwissler,
and Chairman of the Deacons Bob Thompson.
Women's spiritual retreat set for
Unity Community of Joy invites
all to attend its annual women's
retreat on Saturday, March 2 at the
Day Spring Episcopal Conference
Center in Parrish, Fl., next to El-
Women of all faiths are invited
to attend this one-day retreat led
by Dr. Betty Martin-Lewis. Dr.
Betty conducts this gathering each
year to provide a joy-filled space
for participants to explore their
spiritual gifts and share discover-
ies, questions, and insights with
The day is highly participatory,
including some time spent in re-
flection on the beautiful nature
trails of the Day Spring Conference
Center. The content is non-denom-
inational with a broad spiritual
focus, respectful of all religious
views. The cost is $40 per person,
which includes lunch. The hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The address is 8411 25th St. E.
in Parrish, Florida
For more information or to sign
up, contact Dr. Betty Martin-Lewis
Classic Dixie and Jazz come to St. John
the Divine on Friday night
"Re-birth of the Blues IV and The Big Band Jazz Era" offers a rollick-
ing evening of classic Dixie and Jazz, Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at St.
John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E., Sun City
Center. Admission is free. A good will offering will be accepted. The
musicians, led by trombonist Jack Edison, perform Dixie and Jazz in the
authentic styles of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
Operatic duo appears at St. Andrew
Soprano Kyoung Cho and bass baritone Won Cho will appear in concert
at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 as part of the St. Andrew Fine Arts Series.
The husband-and-wife operatic duo has extensive credentials. Kyoung
has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally as a soloist and
Korean-Canadian Won Cho is in demand for his concert and operatic
Tickets are $10 at the door and are also available at the reception desk
at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church prior to the concert. St. Andrew is
located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center.
For more information, call 813-634-1252.
Evening with ...
In a true example of an Unitar-
ian Universalist Fellowship Pro-
gram, Bill Danek, with help from
Don Hurdle, will share with the
congregation his admiration for
an 18th century Irish poet and
scholar who rebelled against the
established church. For 25 years
this scholar, with his wife and
daughter, walked throughout Eu-
rope (crossing the Alps 17 times)
in search of manuscipts and com-
mentary concerning Virgil's Ae-
neid in its original form.
The SCC Fellowship meets in the
Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth
Israel Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd.
E at 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
Sing' planned for
South Hillsborough Ministe-
rial Association (SHMA) will
facilitate the monthly "Commu-
nity Sing" at 7 p.m. on Monday,
Feb. 25 at St. John the Divine
Episcopal Church at 1015 Del
Webb Blvd. E. in SCC.
The "Prelude" to the Sing be-
gins at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be served afterwards. Call
813-633-3970 for further infor-
SHMA is an organized, in-
teractive group of local church
ministers and congregations in
South Hillsborough County.
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
World Day of Prayer is March 1
On Friday, March 1, millions of people worldwide will worship using
a common prayer service booklet. The first service will begin at sunrise
in Tonga and move around the world till sunset in Western Samoa. More
than 170 countries will have participated on
Each year the service is prepared by a differ-
ent country. This year, the women of France
have prepared the service for March 1.
Rev. Dr. Bernice Powell Jackson will be the
guest speaker for the World Day of Prayer Ser-
vice to be held at United Community Church,
1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center.
Rev. Powell Jackson serves as the President
of the North American Region of the World
Council of Churches and pastor of First United
Church of Tampa. First United is a 128-year- Reverend Dr. Bernice
old Earth Charter congregation of the United Powell Jackson
Church of Christ, located near the University of South Florida.
Meet-and-greet and refreshments will be at 10 a.m. during Fellowship
Hour in the Great Hall, followed by a service in the Sanctuary at 11
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Fishing takes more than luck
After a couple of days of colder
weather with the water temperature
dropping to 50 degrees, the fish
remain hungry enough to take your
Fishing isn't just about
luck. It is really about
being patient, calm,
and wishful. Anglers are
always waiting to catch
that big one so they can
send a picture of it up ByJonie
to their northern friends.
After the catch is made,
hours are spent reliving that day
and as the years go by the fish gets
larger and larger. For those who
have yet to catch that trophy fish,
the story turns into a "fish tale"
about how the big one got away
while trying to bring him to the
boat. In the past 25 years I have
heard many 'fish tales."
I checked the Williams Park boat
ramp on Saturday and it was full of
trailers. Many anglers come from
as far away as Tampa, Plant City
After checking the stats this
week, I found that more than 40
million people visit Florida each
year and one fourth of them come
Tourists come to our state looking
for fresh fish on local menus.
Founder is on every seafood
menu. It is a flat fish with lean,
white meat and can be cooked in
a variety of ways. One is to stuff it
with chopped onions, spinach and
bread crumbs with a shot of white
wine poured over it while baking.
Be sure to add salt and pepper to
Pier and bridge fishing have
been popular this week. I saw
more people on bridges than I ever
have. At US 41 north of Gibsonton,
anglers were catching a
6 variety of fish from the
bridge. I saw plenty of
silver trout and redfish
with the stats, it states
that the vast majority
of game fish is caught
Vaschek from piers and bridges.
This may come as a
shock to some anglers,
but it is true.
Don't forget snook season is
closed until September of this year.
Remember to catch and release.
Mango snapper are plentiful and I
saw many in baitwells this week.
Sheepshead with their boney
mouths are still outsmarting
some anglers, but those who
have mastered the art of feeling
the nudge, counting to three and
setting the hook are catching quite
a few. Whiii ing and silver trout look
similar in appearance. Both are
great pan food and are fun to catch.
Permit catches are being made. Be
sure to keep this fish as it is a great
Freshwater fishing also has
been popular this week with many
pan fish, freshwater catfish and
largemouth bass catches. If you
can't find a lake to fish in, go to the
upper areas of the Little Manatee
and Alafia Rivers.
Many species of fish are in our
waterways with the majority a
great tablefare so drop a line and
you just might catch a fish every
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So Cheatham began by holding
workshops at the Big Draw.
He taught people how to shoot
"landscape as subject matter" and
has now ended up with more than
30 hours of footage that must be
edited into a 45-minute-to 1 hour
Its name is simply SOUTH
COUNTY: the video.
So many people helped it would
be impossible to name them all in
this story. But the group hopes to
release it by the end of April before
the snowbirds go back up North.
"About 75 percent of the editing
is done," Parker said. "But it is
very time consuming. There is so
much material. So much very good
material. Deciding what to leave
out is not an easy task."
Cheatham recently completed
a one-and-a-half minute trailer
to the upcoming video. It is
filled with people of all kinds
from Major General John Paulk,
a former Hillsborough County
Commissioner and County
Administrator, who retired to South
County in the early 1980s from
a long military career; a group of
women from the Ruskin Woman's
Club telling colorful stories of "old
Ruskin" that are seldom mentioned
in the historical record; and a man
known simply as 'Tom," who gave
perhaps the best interview of all.
'Tom is homeless and lives
out behind the buildings in the
(Ruskin) plaza," said Parker. "I
don't know what we'd do without
him. He keeps things 'under
control' here. And he gave us one
of the best interviews of all. Tom
was glad to tell us how he once had
a good job with the county, how he
came to be homeless, and why he
chooses to stay where he is."
From the interview with Tom,
the trailer skips to the long opulent
driveway out to Dickman Island,
and from a Wimauma migrant
camp to the golf-cart lifestyle in
Sun City Center.
It's diverse. It's interesting. But
most of all, it makes you want to
see the video right now. The
trailer will soon be released online
on YouTube and other sites which
will be made available to readers
when they are known.
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IN YOUR BACKYARD
February 21, 2013
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A stay at Denver's historic Brown Palace Hotel
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S A lot of mileage had been added to our
._ ar's odometer since leaving Florida
and traveling west to Yellowstone.
allow it waz tLie to start heading home.
I.adez andi mreds of driving on uncrowned and
zomret mrnez ezeated highways had been a delight.
Drit'ing ifrom Custer, SD to our next stop in
Den -er. waz an easy half-day trip. But driving in
Den;-er mtn itz urban traffic, road construction
and pedeztrianz was a return to reality.
Our ztay waz for two nights at the elegant
BF.rown Palace Hotel in the heart of the city.
,Contrary to what many might think,
Ltie hotel was not named for "The
Unsinkable" Molly Brown of the
Titanic and later movie fame but
for its builder, Henry C. Brown.
The Brown Palace Hotel
opened its doors in the heart
of downtown Denver on August
12, 1892. It was a momentous
event for that time. The hotel's
brochure describes the building's
design, "...as a remarkable piece of
Vic-torian architecture based on the
Italian Renaissance style." Colorado red
g ranite and Arizona sandstone was used
for tine buddimg's exterior. As a whimsical
fizniting touc':n 26 medallions carved in stone,
ea-d':i epi':[tmg a native Rocky Mountain animal can
tLU1 be zeen between the seventh floor windows on
tie noteil'z exterior. They are still referred to as the
notepl'z dentt guests."
The interior atrium lobby, its balconies rising
Ltgft1 floor., iZ zuerounded by cast iron railings
with ornate grillwork panels. Onyx imported from
Mexico was extensively used in the lobby, the Grand
Salon (now the Onyx Room) on the second floor and
the eighth floor ballroom. The atrium is capped with
stained glass allowing daylight to softly illuminate
The hotel has remained open and welcomed
guests every day since its opening. Afternoon high
tea is served in the hotel's lobby while live music
from a harp or piano plays softly in the background.
The Brown Palace Hotel was the height of luxury
when it opened 121 years ago and after all these
years still retains its elegance and sophistication.
From its very beginning the hotel's drinking and
bathing water has been drawn up from its own
artesian well, 750 feet underground. This is also
part of the hotel's history. The most visual evidence
of this is the two ornate silver drinking fountains in
the lobby. Visitors are free to drink the clean, clear
artesian water anytime.
Every president, save two, from the time of
Theodore Roosevelt has stayed here. Three spacious
presidential suites honoring Theodore Roosevelt,
Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan are available
to guests. And then there is the suite named in
honor of The Beatles, who also called the Brown
Palace Hotel home during their appearance in
Denver. Read on to find out which presidents have
not been guests at the hotel.
Because of its history and elegance, the Brown
Palace Hotel is a valued member of Historic
Hotels of America. For more than forty years this
organization's members have been committed
to providing their guests with unparalleled
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experiences, service and elegant Hollywood
sophistication in the most desired embellishments,
locations around the world. the movie
During the week, the Brown gave fame to
Palace Hotel is more of a business the extraordinary
destination than a tourist hangout. exploits of Mrs. Brown.
This in-city location makes it the Take the tour and you'll learn
perfect place to go and be seen in that the docents refer to its owner
any of its restaurants and taverns as Margaret Brown. They will
all accessible from the lobby. There tell you that the banner outside
is so much history associated promoting it as the home of the
with the hotel that guided tours "Unsinkable Molly Brown" was done
take place every Wednesday and because people might not know who
Saturday afternoon to imbue Margaret Brown was.
visitors with the hotel's historical Also within the city is the Denver
importance to Denver. Botanic Gardens, a delightful
The Brown Palace Hotel's central respite from tall buildings and
city location allows guests easy traffic. Built over what once was
access to many of Denver's cultural a cemetery, this gem breathed
and historical attractions especially new life into an old neighborhood.
the famed 16th Street Pedestrian Every inch of its 23 acres is filled
Mall only one short block away. with themed gardens, color, hidden
Built in 1982, the Mall is a paths, shaded seating, architectural
tree-lined, pedestrian promenade highlights and more. The gardens
of red-and-gray granite that runs are a delight to the eye and senses.
through the center of Downtown And for real nature viewing, the
and is lined with outdoor cafes, entrance to Rocky Mountain
renovated historic office buildings, National Park is only about a 1 1/2
glass-walled skyscrapers, shops, hour drive from Denver.
movies, restaurants and retail Every hotel at which we have
stores. Numerous fountains and stayed so far in our trip has
plazas offer a variety of daily reflected the flavor of its locale. Not
special events and FREE shuttle being easily forgettable look alike
buses cruise the mile-long Mall motel chains, they have provided us
seven days a week. with insights into the area making
A stop well worth taking in the it easier to remember where we
city is the home of "The Unsinkable stayed and what we did.
Molly Brown." In no way does it In New Orleans it was the Hotel
resemble the Hollywood mansion Monteleone in The French Quarter.
in which Debbie Reynolds lived At the La Fonda on the Plaza in
when she played the role of this Santa Fe, we were surrounded
remarkable woman in the film. This by Spanish Colonial culture and
house was typical of a prosperous the amazing art of the city. The
merchant. However, despite the Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole pays
Homage to the
Old West and
the area's great
Cowboy Town of
Cody, WY is a city
of Stetson hats and
rodeos. The Chamberlin
Inn was our oasis of calm
while exploring this fun city. Now
we were at the Brown Palace Hotel
in Denver, a major city with all of a
big city's virtues.
We had one more stop scheduled
at the storied Grove Park Inn,
Asheville, NC before heading home
to plan our next "See the USA" trip.
Who are the two US presidents
who have not visited Denver's
Brown Palace Hotel? The first was
Calvin Coolidge (#30) and Barak
Obama (#44). However, President
Obama still has time to correct this
Brown Palace Hotel atrium.
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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
Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate
2nd Annual Bahia Del Sol Condo Com-
munity Yard Sale in Ruskin, Saturday,
Feb. 23, 8am-1 pm. Rain or shine.Take
US 41 to W. Shell Point Rd. Follow signs
to Little Harbor. From restaurant turn
right. Please park on street.
310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chula Vista Landing
1702 Gulf City Rd. Ruskin
Raffles,* Silent Auction,
Food Available 10 a.m. 1 p.m.
*Must be present to win
Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. 2010 W.
Del Webb, SCC. Household, clothes,
books, knickknacks, office supplies,
bedding & more.
Community sale. Friday 2/22, 9am-?
Furniture, golf clubs, fishing equipment,
Western books, linens& much more. Hot
dogs, soups, desserts. Sun City Mobile
Home, 5116 SR 674, Wimauma
Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Lots of
men's stuff. Club Car golf cart. 711 Fox
Hills Dr. SCC. 7am-?
Community yard sale. King Richard's
Court, 10306 Big Bend Rd., Across from
Sam's club. Multitude of items. Feb. 23,
Down sizing. SCC 1742 Coco Palm
Circle, Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm.
Household, jewelry, tools, pictures, lin-
ens, golf items, clothes & misc.
SCC 1601 Bentwood Dr., Friday & Sat-
urday, Feb. 22 & 23, 8am-1 pm. Small
kitchen appliances, clothes, dishes &
SCC 1504 Danbury Dr., 8am-lpm.
Thursday thru Saturday. Household
items, small ladies' clothes, wood table
& 6 chairs & more.
Huge sale: 735 Ojai Ave. SCC. Unity
Community of Joy Church, Friday &
Saturday, 2/22 & 2/23, 8am-2pm. Lots
of everything, great prices.
Neighborhood yard sale: St. George,
S. Pebble Beach & New Bedford, SCC,
Friday & Saturday, Feb. 22 & 23, 8am-
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Annual yard sale at Holiday Palms
RV Park, 424 19th Ave., NE Ruskin.
Parkwide sale. Antiques, collectibles, &
lots of misc. Lunch & bake sale. 8am-?
Relay For Life SCC Yard Sale. Saturday,
Feb 23, 8am-1 pm. Corner of SR 674 &
Sun City Center Plaza (Payant parking
lot) Furniture, clothing. Hugh variety
Above The Rest
We have it all. Lamps, pictures,
chairs, tables, sofas, love seats,
china cabinets. Never used antique
Singer treadle sewing machine, sew-
ing supplies, jewelry, purses, shoes,
Roseville, Fenton, Carnival glass. Red,
blue, green, Amberina, purple pink
glassware. Antique blue jars, Coffee
& end tables. Bag of jewelry for crafts
& much more. 139 S. Pebble Beach
Blvd., SCC. Between CVS &
Yard sale. Saturday, Feb 23, 8am-2pm.
1707 & 1717 Bonita Bluff Court, Ruskin
(Mira Lago) Furniture, clothes & misc.
Moving, must sell. House full of furniture
& accessories. Twin beds, dining table
& hutch, sofa, entertainment center, &
much more. 813-633-0409
Lots of everything. Stationary bike,
gardening tools, rug shampooer, hot
plates, linens, collectibles, kitchen items.
Saturday, Feb. 23, 8am-2pm. 2201 New
Bedford Dr., SCC.
Moving sale. Feb 23 & 24. Saturday &
Sunday. 707 Fern Leaf Dr., Ruskin (Ba-
hia Lakes) Everything must go. 8am-?
SCC Yard sale. Friday, Feb. 22 only.
8am-2pm. Multi family. El Rancho to
Ojai to 1401 Hacienda. Some new &
Garage sale: Friday & Saturday, Feb. 22
& 23, 320 Northway Dr., SCC, 8am-1 pm.
Household, kitchen & misc.
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Above The Rest
Estate sales since 1972. A promise
to you, we make all things look new &
new things look newer. Call for appt.
February 22 & 23
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
301 Linger Lane
(off Del Webb E.)
Bedroom, dining table, china,
server, corner curio, Ig flat curio,
rolltop desk, computer desk,
jewelry cabinet, Sears sewing
machine, sleep sofa, coffee & end
tables. Wooden kitchen table, 4
chairs, lamps, bowling ball, left-
hand golf clubs, books, linens,
kitchen, tapes, large collection of
Dreamsicles, Hallmark Christmas
ornaments & Hummels. Quilt rack,
wall hangings, card table, chairs &
sewing machine cabinet and bench.
508-0307 or 633-1173
NETTIE'S E. AE SALES
Nettie's 1-DAY ONLY Sale
Items Priced To Sell Out!
Contents Include: Dining Room Table w/
Chairs, China Cabinet, Coffee Table &
Lamp Tables, Sleeper Sofa & Matching
Loveseat, Swivel Rocker, Entertainment
Center, Danish Modern Desk/Credenza,
Full Sz Bedroom Set, Antique Vanity Set,
Household & Misc. Items.
Please Park on side of sale due to
Please don't miss our other 2
sales this weekend at
2207 New Bedford Dr. on
Feb. 21/22 Thurs/Fri & our
2134 Platinum Dr. sale on
Feb. 22/23 Fri/Sat
See You There!
(3) pairs of wing chairs, Victorian settee,
china cabinets, oriental cabinets, tables
& chairs, (2) queen four-poster beds,
wicker Hi-Boy, assorted side chairs,
pattern glass, pressed & cut glass, china
sets, plated & sterling silver flatware,
Princess Diana collectibles, bed linens,
napkins, throw pillows, framed art,
oriental rugs. Tons of Christmas
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Contents include: Gorgeous Rogaska
Crystal, Beautiful Black & White Glass
Top table w/Chairs, Glass Display
Shelf, Magnificent Coral Centerpiece,
Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Oriental Decor,
Oriental Grandfather Clock, Carved
Cabinet, Parlor Chairs, Adorable Yellow
Settee, Sofa, Coffee & End Tables,
ART, Oriental Black Lacquer Furniture,
Oriental Coffee Table & Recliners,
Beautiful Oriental Carved Nesting
Tables & Secretary, Large Screen HD
TV, Lucite Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Full
Sz Tempur-pedic Bed. Cottage Chic
Bedroom Furniture, Safe, Authentic
Mink Coat & Chinchilla Stole, Woman's
Clothing & Purses, COSTUME
JEWELRY, Matching Pink Plaid Sofa
& Loveseat, Hammond Organ, China,
Collectibles, Too Much to List!
Please park on side of sale due to
Please don't miss our other
2 sales this weekend at
2134 Platinum Dr.
Fri/Sat Feb. 22/23 & our
Saturday Only Sale Feb. 23
See You There!
For a good buy shop in the
Please note date and times:
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Contents include: Lladro, Beautiful
Capodimonte Centerpiece, Gorgeous
Oriental Fish Bowl Glass Top Table w/
Chairs, Oriental Decor, China Cabinet,
Cherry Secretary, Beautiful Floral
Painted Secretary, Oriental Buffet, ART,
Wingback Chairs, Needlepoint Area
Rugs, Gorgeous Parlor Chairs, Matching
Settees, Lg Ottoman on Casters, Dropleaf
& Corner Dropleaf Tables, Cherry
Occasional Tables, Display Coffee Table,
Thomasville Bedroom Furniture, Queen
Adjustable Bed, Queen White/Cream
Wrought Iron Bed, Pretty Painted Floral
Bedroom Furniture, Painted Shabby Chic
Glass Top Table w/ Chairs, Palm Print
La-Z-Boy Recliner, Beautiful Striped Sofa,
Glass Top & Wrought Iron Coffee & End
Tables, Decorative Side Chairs, Beautiful
Decorative Lamps, Cherry Henkel-Harris
4-Post Bedroom Set w/Tempur-pedic
Bed, Armoire, Cherry Desk, Collectibles,
Books, Household & Garage Items, Too
Much to List!
Please park on side of sale due to
Please don't miss our other
2 sales this weekend at
2207 New Bedford Dr.
on Feb. 21/22 Thurs/Fri
& our Saturday Only Sale
See You There!
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chair, 2 c china cabinet, grandfather
clock, woman's clothes, desk, glass
coffee & end tables, d twinig table with
2 leaves and 6 chairs,
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supplies,8X10 Lark '
Shed, boat supplies &
PLEASE PARKON SIDE OF SALE
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360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Char-
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Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515
370 LAWN AND GARDEN
Gas leaf blower, 200mhp $50. Electric
chain saw 14" $40. Power washer, Hon-
da 160, 250psi $200. 813-784-3271
390 MISC. FOR SALE
Set of ladies golf clubs, used 4 times
$150. Ladies bike $60. Free wood carv-
ing patterns. 813-746-1300
Tools, saws, nail guns, compressors,
cords, etc. Trailers, 7 rooms of furniture.
395 WANTED TO BUY
Oriental jade, coral & Ivory, fine
old paintings, coins, currency, silver
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