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A surprise party for a retiring community icon
can now shop for
Since April 1, commercial solid waste
customers in Hillsborough County have been
able to begin negotiating with three County-
authorized companies for garbage collection
service that will start after Sept. 30, 2013.
In January, County Commissioners
awarded new Solid Waste Franchise Col-
lection Agreements to Republic Services of
Florida, Waste Management Inc. of Florida,
and Waste Services of Florida. The new
agreements go into effect Oct. 1, 2013. These
companies are granted the exclusive right to
provide commercial solid waste collection
within the unincorporated areas of the county.
All commercial customers who require
garbage collection services must use one of
these County-authorized providers.
All existing commercial garbage collection
service contracts, regardless of the expira-
tion date, will become null and void when
the current Solid Waste Franchise Collection
Agreements expire on Sept. 30, 2013.
Commercial customers are not required
to stay with the same vendor who is cur-
rently providing them garbage collection
service. This is a good time for them to "shop
around" among the three Franchise Collec-
tors to determine the most competitive rates
and agreement that best meets their needs.
The new Franchise Collection Agreements
do not apply to contracts for commercial
recycling. Businesses may contract for com-
mercial recycling service with any provider,
even if they are not one of the three autho-
rized Franchise Collectors. Also, effective
Oct. 1, 2013, commercial customers may
contract for construction and demolition de-
bris removal with any provider, even if they
are not one of the three Franchise Collectors.
All commercial garbage customers will be
required to complete a Hillsborough County
Solid Waste Profile Form even if a form is
now on file before collection services can
begin under new contracts.
Commercial customers may contact the
three Franchised Collectors at:
Republic Services of Florida: 813-265-
Waste Management Inc. of Florida: 813-
Waste Services of Florida: 813-248-3802
For more information, visit www.hillsbor-
oughcounty.org/talktrash and click on the
Commercial Collection link. Or, call Hills-
borough County Public Utilities Department
Customer Service at 813-272-5680.
Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee with HCSO Community Service Officer
Donna Budd during a surprise party on Saturday for her upcoming retirement.
Budd has worked for the HCSO and has served the community for 34 years.
Hundreds of friends, co-workers and loved ones turned out for the party, fill-
ing the conference room at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce.
Donna Budd wipes away tears moments after arriving to thunderous applause.
Come for an hour or all night:
Everybody's invited to
* By PENNY FLETCHER
More than $40,000 has already been raised by the 40
South County teams that have signed up to participate in
this year's Relay for Life of Southshore East.
Last year's goal of $103,000 was exceeded by $1,000
and organizers say this year promises to be even better.
"More than 600 participants are signed on to help raise
money," said Cathy Vallianatos, community represen-
tative for Hillsborough County's southeast unit of the
American Cancer Society based in Brandon. "It goes
for research, to help families directly, to educate people,
help caregivers and many other things."
Vallianatos said she is especially proud of the Hope
Lodge next to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
"People coming from a distance with their caregiver
> See RELAY FOR LIFE, page 9
* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
In the months and years to come, a person
or a local organization will need help and
someone will ask, "well, who used to take
care of that?" The answer will be Donna
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Community Service Officer Donna Budd
has literally defined the term "community
service" in her 34 years with the HCSO.
Over those years Budd has helped struggling
families keep their electricity on; she has
helped children who would otherwise have
no gifts under the Christmas tree believe,
legitimately, that Santa Claus does indeed
exist. She has helped churches and people
with nowhere else to turn put a few dollars of
gas in the tank. There are undoubtably many
more examples but she doesn't talk about
such things, she just does them.
Budd, currently working in the HCSO Sun
City Center community office, will retire
on April 26. On Saturday, family members,
co-workers, hundreds of friends, and Sheriff
David Gee all turned out for a surprise
retirement party in her honor.
"Thirty-four years is a long time to put
your heart into a job and to have respect from
your community and coworkers," said her
daughter, Tracy Howard. "Our mother has
spent her life helping others and we are proud
of the terrific woman she is! I hope to be half
of the influence on others that she has been.
Thank you to everyone who shared these
years with her, each one of you have made a
memorable impact on her life."
Donna Budd has left a memorable impact
on thousands of lives in South Hillsborough.
Her work, her heart and her generosity shined
favorably on the sheriff's office and, indeed,
made the entire community look good. She
offered the helping hand that so many have
needed and provided an example of heart,
compassion and service to the community.
Her retirement is well-deserved; her absence
will be long felt. Who used to take care of
that? Donna Budd did.
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Young talent discovered by Honors student producing play
* BY PENNY FLETCHER
On April 16 residents will get
a chance to see the results of a
unique idea being brought to life
by young actors at the Firehouse
Cultural Center in Ruskin.
It all started in November when
Sacia Mullins, a 21-year-old
senior at the University of South
Florida, put forth an unusual
prospectus for her senior thesis
to the USF Honors College. The
concept was to gather a group of
young people to write, produce,
direct and perform a play for the
She called her thesis "Just Us
Dramatiques." Rewriting well-
known fairy tales and swapping
characters from one to the other
would be the basis of her theme.
Her concept was approved by
the Honors College and Mullins
then drafted a press release calling
for participants. She also asked
Deb Adams who maintains a large
email list used by several South
County organizations if she would
post it for her. The combined
effort brought forth a group
of high schoolers interested in
pursuing the performance arts.
The next thing that had to be
accomplished was to get a place
to rehearse and put on a play. She
said she thought of the Firehouse
Cultural Center in Ruskin right
away because community leaders
were trying to get new artists in
all venues started there.
'They have been very helpful.
They've let us use the facilities
to get together and practice since
we started," Mullins said during a
rehearsal March 30.
Because Mullins has a double
major drama and criminology,
and a minor in psychology she
said she could have chosen just
about any subject for her senior
"It could have been a scientific
research project, or any number of
But she has been interested in
the performing arts her whole life,
and said she imagined there were
plenty of students who would
share her interest and volunteer
for the project.
She was right and a crew was
Mullins knew she wanted to do
something with well-known fairy
tales, and also that she wanted to
mix up the characters but she let
the participants write their own
dialogue after a brainstorming
Mullins' sister Meg, 16,
volunteered to help and was made
Sacia's assistant and Creative
"We decided on an overall
theme and then they got into
groups and wrote their parts.
They kept everyone else in the
group in mind when it came to
who they wanted to play certain
characters," she said. "We had a
monologue reading and after that
everyone helped to cast the actors
for the scenes they had written."
The tide is "Never Ever After,"
and it is a collection of what the
actors refer to as "twisted fairy
Alice in Candy Land is a
combination of the story of Alice
in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel
and the board game Candy Land.
Then there is a story mixing
Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty
and a third based on Little Red
Riding Hood, except instead of a
wolf, it features a cowardly lion.
"We mixed up all the characters
and just had fun with it," Mullins
But while it may be fun, it
is still a serious matter for the
Honors College and will be
'The senior thesis is a
requirement for Honors," Mullins
With her combination of
various degrees, Mullins said she
eventually plans to do some kind
of work with drama therapy that
could help at-risk kids avoid, or
come out of, juvenile delinquency.
'The Firehouse [Cultural
Center] volunteers have been
extremely supportive," she said.
The center has a volunteer board
of 18 and a part-time staffer,
"We're always looking for
new things to provide for the
community," Hereford said in
a telephone interview April 1.
"We've had all kinds of events
since we opened."
The young actors are glad they
have a good venue for practice
and performance. All interviewed
said they intended to study
performance art in the future.
Olivia Beyers of Riverview,
a 7th grade student at LLT
Academy (Literacy Leadership
and Technology charter school)
said she has been singing and
dancing for as long as she can
remember. \ly mom, Karen
Johansen, saw the ad for actors in
the paper and I knew right away
I wanted to be a part of it," she
The students began meeting the
second week of January.
Samantha Powell, 14, of
Apollo Beach, said her father's
interest in the arts is what got
her started. Her first experience
with performing was taking ballet
classes at age three.
\ly dad's in the Air Force and
he travels around a lot but he's
always been in plays," she said.
Powell says her twin isn't
into performance art she's
interested in sports.
"Our parents never insist we do
the same things," she said.
Other students taking part in
It's not the traditional Sleeping Beauty arising in this scene.
the play are Natalie Ise, Isabelle
Jordan, Julia Jordan, Lizzy
Cameron, Chloe Crater and
Because the Firehouse has been
so helpful to the young actors,
donations will be accepted the
night of the performance, Mullins
said. "The performance is free to
anyone who wants to come see
it," she explained. "But we would
like to see people give donations
Meg Mullins is hard at work sew-
ing costumes. Here she's mak-
ing a lion's mane from different
shades of yarn.
Tickets are $12.00 at the
Kings Point Box Office
Cabaret or Bleacher Seating
to the Firehouse Cultural Center
so they can continue bringing
things like this to the community."
The performance will be April
16 at 7 p.m. at the center, 101
First Ave. N.E. (the old firehouse:
one block east of U.S. 41 off Shell
To find out more about
the Firehouse Cultural
Center visit http://www.
info @ firehouseculturalcenter.org
or call (813) 645-7651.
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4 OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER
Positive Talk: Improving Morale by Helping
Others Grow (Part 2)
In my last column, I wrote of a
plant manager who had serious
his plant had
high turnover *.
and excessive \
A f t e r
spending By William Hodges
s o m e
employees at all levels, one
thing became very clear-the
organization was stagnant; no one
was growing. The plant manager's
style was hands-on to the point of
being stifling. He became involved
in every decision.
Now comes the good part. The
plant manager was really very
willing to adopt some ideas I
provided to make things better. In
addition to the four ideas printed
in the last column, here are several
Establish a climate of
respect. Many people forget that
respect is a two-way street. You
can demand respect, but you will
get it only if respect is given. Keep
in mind all people deserve respect
until they lose that right by actions
that bring them discredit.
Allow for dissent and
disagreement. One of my dad's
favorite sayings was, "When two
people agree on everything, there is
no need for one of them." Dissent
in any group can be healthy for the
group as long as it isn't disruptive.
The greater danger is that people on
staff will not give their opinions.
ideas. One of the most successful
managers I have ever known had
a policy that required every new
employee to go through what
he called a "Why are we doing
it?" interview. After about 30
days on the job, new employees
were called in and asked for
their opinion on plant operations.
During the interview, they were
encouraged to ask why things
were done in a certain way and to
offer suggestions if they had better
ideas. He felt that if the answer to
an employee's query or suggestion
was, "We have always done it
that way," the process or activity
needed review. How many of your
procedures fall into that category?
your assets for new uses. When we
think of assets, we have a tendency
to think of plant, property, and
equipment; but the greatest asset
in any group is its people. Your
people may have talents you are
unaware of-talents that could
make you and your organization
more successful if you only knew
they existed. One of the best ways
to get the most out of your people
is to ask them what they would like
to do. People perform best when
they are working on something
Eliminate the three
and condemning-from your
workplace. I wrote a chapter of my
motivational book, Within Your
Reach,onthe threeC's. Supervisors
must be problem solvers, not
complainers; encouragers rather
than criticizers; and builders rather
than condemners. The tone set by
the leaders in the organization will
filter down, and you can bet it will
ultimately find its way out the door
to the customer.
In this case, the plant was lucky
enough to have a manager who
was willing to look at what he
was doing that contributed to low
morale. He made several changes
in the way he managed and
made sure his staff received the
appropriate training so they could
also be effective. I am pleased to
report the plant has recovered,
production is setting records, and
morale has never been higher.
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
Monday at 8 p.m. (Bright House
channel 950, Verizon channel 30)
and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH
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The South Shore Chapter of the
Tampa 912 Project will host a
Concealed Weapons Permit Class
in the South Shore area on Thurs-
day evening, April 11.
Attending the class will enable
participants to complete the shoot-
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On the hunt for the best drinking
water? Bag the bottled stuff. Put
away the Perrier.
Hillsborough County has
snagged top honors for the best tap
water in a regional contest spon-
sored by the Florida Section of the
American Water Works Associa-
With samples of high-quality
water produced by the Lake Park
Water Treatment Plant, the Hills-
borough County Public Utilities
Department emerged tops over 13
other competitors in the FSAWWA
Region IV's annual water-tasting
contest. Region IV includes Cit-
rus, Hernando, Hillsborough,
Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter
Judges included representatives
from the Southwest Florida Water
Management District, the Univer-
sity of South Florida, the City of
Temple Terrace, and the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection. They scrutinized each
entry for taste, smell and color.
Hillsborough County will go
on to compete against 11 other
FSAWWA regional winners in a
statewide contest on April 30 dur-
ing the Florida Water Resources
Conference in Orlando.
The Lake Park Water Treatment
Plant, located on North Dale Mab-
ry Hwy., provides an average of
more than 8 million gallons of wa-
ter a day to approximately 182,000
people in northwest Hillsborough
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for a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 15. Reg-
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Tuesday, April 9 at 11:35 a.m.
Wednesday, April 10 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.
Crafternoon Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m.
For children ages 5-10 ~ Join the children's librarian and create color-
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Toddler Time Tuesday, April 9 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m.
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For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes,
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In March, Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary School were: Stephen Ascherman, Domi-
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to award Teachers of the Year
honors and recognize new
teachers, all at the same time.
Spearheading the organiz-
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Caskey of CenterState Bank-
Riverview and Tim Sanders of
The kick-off committee
meeting is at 10 a.m. on Thurs-
day, April 4 at the Copper Bell
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For more information, con-
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Carolina. Taylor has been a three-year varsity volleyball player and was
a senior captain for her team last year.
Taylor led East Bay in Kills and Aces this past year and currently holds
four records for East Bay volleyball. Taylor has the most Aces in a sea-
son (65), Kills in a season (126), Aces for a career player (108), and Kills
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inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to take action.
Benjamin created Ben's Mends, repairing used books and donating
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Community Foundation reaches out to surrounding area
* BY PENNY FLETCHER
If your non profit group is
located in, or provides services
to, the south Hillsborough County
area you're eligible to apply for a
grant from the Greater Sun City
Center Community Foundation of
Tampa Bay Inc.
Founded in 1992 as an affiliate
division of the Community Foun-
dation of Tampa Bay, it has grown
dramatically and has more than
$22 million in assets.
Its grants have gone to support
causes specified by donors and
also needs randomly reported to
the foundation that are checked out
and found to be worthy.
The grant application process is
available on line at http://www.
center or by calling the local office
"If we are all out of the office the
call will ring into the Tampa office
and we'll get the message, so be
sure and leave one," said Chair-
woman Evelyn Lunsford.
Lunsford meets regularly with
Denise O'Brien, vice president of
donor relations for the Community
Foundation of Tampa Bay so they
can compare programs from vari-
ous areas of the counties served
by the larger foundation and see
if the South County area can use
an.1 lii% it does not now have.
Lunsford, who has been working
with the Sun City Center-based
foundation since its inception in
1992 and been its chairwoman
since 2002, keeps the pulse of the
local community and is also on
the (parent) Tampa Bay Founda-
tion Board of Trustees and chairs a
Grants Committee for it.
This works well two ways,
Lunsford said. "I can tell them
about things we are doing here in
South County that they might use
in other places and also see some
things that are going on in other
areas that we could do here."
"The reality is there are a lot
of layers to what we do," said
O'Brien, who has been at her job
for five years. "People can donate
any amount to an existing fund,
or with a $10,000 donation start a
Since the organizations are tax
exempt 501(c)3, an added benefit
for donors is that they can start
donating towards a fund they
wish to start with any amount and
gradually build up to it, O'Brien
explained. "It's not like a commer-
cial investment company. We can
give them a lot of flexibility."
Some people say things like "I
want to help children," or nar-
row it further with "I want to help
abused children," or foster chil-
dren, or any number of specifics.
Or they can have a real nonspecific
idea, like "giving something to
help animals" or the environment.
Others just want to help their
community in any manner and
have no strings attached to their
donations at all, O'Brien said.
In most cases the principal isn't
used, just interest, allowing the
principal to grow the fund.
The donations given to the Sun
City Center-based branch stay in
the area, Lunsford said. The ex-
ception to this is if a donor specifi-
cally wants to help out of the area,
such as his alma mater or shelter in
his or her former hometown.
In February, the foundation held
a Woman's Luncheon, during
which it awarded $5,000 to each
of three South County woman's
clubs: Ruskin, Apollo Beach
and Sun City Center. Next year,
they said they were going to ask
Riverview (where the club is fairly
new) if they would also like to
"We know the Woman's Clubs
are philanthropic," said Lunsford.
"They have their own ideas about
what is needed in their communi-
ties. They do very well getting
money for scholarships, but they
all want to do more and we want
to help them accomplish their
The causes the foundation gives
to are widely varied, according
to the specifications on the grant
In October, for instance, they
presented David Moore, executive
director of the Beth El Farmwork-
er Ministry in Wimauma, with
$10,000 to allow for scholarships
to the adult education programs
that take place in the portable
buildings behind the ministry's
Grants have been given to Kids
Against Hunger, Friends of the
Library, several migrant ministries,
and the Mary and Martha House
shelter for abused women and their
children based in Ruskin.
Some of the larger grants last
year were a $20,000 grant toward
a "stop" bullying program in
schools; $30,000 toward Power-
house Theatre, run by Fran Powers
who has conferred with First Lady
Michelle Obama on the empow-
erment of girls and women; and
almost $20,000 to the Museum of
Science and Industry to bring the
Science Bus to South County's
And these are but a small sam-
pling of the list of 2012 donations.
People have the misconception
the foundation only helps seniors
in Sun City Center because of its
name while the truth of the matter
is that it helps many non-senior-re-
lated 501(c)3 causes. All they have
to do is write a convincing grant
and get it approved. The grants are
followed by foundation members
along the way and later as well,
to be sure the money is spent for
what it was awarded.
Seniors, however, have greatly
contributed to the Foundation's
"There are 26 Community Foun-
dations in Florida covering wide
areas," said O'Brien. "This area is
blessed to have wonderful, caring
donors and is a pleasure to work
PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
Denise O'Brien, vice president of donor relations for the Community Foun-
dation of Tampa Bay, met with Evelyn Lunsford at Beth El Farmworker Minis-
try in Wimauma March 7 to discuss grant outreach. Lunsford is chairwoman
of the Sun City Center Community Foundation and also holds two positions
with the Tampa Bay Foundation, which gives her a wider view of what's
needed and what type of grants work to help solve problems. Behind them
are portable buildings the Sun City Center Foundation recently provided
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Four things identity thieves don't
want you to know
Over 11 million people reported identity theft in 2012, and that number
is likely to rise as online bill paying and digital banking continues to
expand. There are a number of ways to help protect your online identity.
Mandi Woodruff writes in Business Insider of different methods identity
thieves use and ways we can protect ourselves. MoneyGram, the second
largest money transfer business in the U.S., has learned a thing or two
about the lengths fraudsters will go to dupe consumers. Sometimes the
key to sniffing out the bad guys is to throw on your skull cap and think
Here are four things MoneyGram global security and investigation
SVP Kim Garner says identity thieves don't want their victims to know:
1. Your trash is treasure: Go ahead and toss those credit card offers
in the trash if you want some savvy crook to sign up under your
name. "A good rule of thumb is to shred all personal documents before
disposing, from unsolicited credit card applications received in the mail
to receipts received at retailer check-out locations," says Garner.
2. Your Facebook profile is a cheat sheet: Use LinkedIn or Facebook?
You top the list of potential fraud victims and here's why: "Information
you post on the Internet is never completely private, and fraudsters are
adept at accessing information online, even within privacy settings,"
Garner says. Don't post your full birth date, home address, pets' names
or anything else that could be used to impersonate you.
3. Family and friends are key: If you ever wondered what fraudsters
wanted with all your old emails, it's unlimited access to your friends
and family. "Fraudsters can hack email addresses and pose as a friend or
family member, and then ask you to wire funds for some type of emer-
gency, such as bail money or medical care," Garner says. It's one of the
oldest tricks in the books and is still working, especially on the elderly.
4. They're looking to "hire": If you haven't seen headlines about job
seekers getting duped into forking over their tax refund and even their
lives in some cases then here's the skinny: They prowl job boards and
hone in on consumers looking for quick cash. 'Notifications of a job of-
fer that asks you to send money via a wire transfer before you can start to
make money may not be the best job for you," Garner warns. "Remem-
ber, you shouldn't have to pay anything upfront to start a job."
County Aging Services hosting Let's
Move Fun Walks for seniors in 2013
Hillsborough County Aging Services is kicking off a fun new monthly ex-
ercise and wellness program for local senior citizens starting in April called
Let's Move! The program features themed one-mile walks, snacks and re-
lated events that will take place at a different County Senior Center or Nutri-
tion Center location each month. Aging Services Division has partnered with
the magazine Lifestyles AFTER 50 and healthcare organizations Freedom
Health/Optimum Health Care, Chapters Health System, and Wellmed to
make this program possible. Anyone over 50 years of age can participate.
To join in, attendees can register three different ways: by picking up a
registration form from a participating Center; printing it from the Aging Ser-
vices' website and mailing it in; or signing up the morning of each walk.
There is a one-time registration fee of $5, which includes all nine walks.
Each walk has a different theme, and all walks will start at 8:30 a.m. and end
at approximately 11:30 a.m. There will be complimentary snacks on a first-
come, first-served basis for each event, and sponsors will also be available to
discuss their services. Other activities, such as warm-up sessions, music, or
health discussions, will be offered the day of the walk.
The dates, time and locations of the Let's Move event are:
10Tuesday, April 9: Theme: Map to Fitness Walk
Brandon Senior Center and Davis Park: 612 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon
10Tuesday, May 14: Theme: Young at Heart Intergenerational Walk
Ruskin Senior Center and Park: 905 6th St. SE in Ruskin 813-672-1107
10Tuesday, June 11: Theme: Friendship Walk
Oaks at Riverview Senior Center: 101 E. Kirby St. in Tampa 813-272-
10Tuesday, July 9: Theme: Let's Move, Let's Dance Walk
Town 'N Country Senior Center: 7606 Paula Drive in Tampa- 813-873-
10Tuesday, August 13: Theme: Beat the Heat Indoor Walk
Phyllis Busansky Senior Center: 4102 W. Spruce St. in Tampa -813-554-
10Tuesday, September 10: Theme: Alzheimer's Awareness Walk
Gibsonton Senior Dining Center: 10017 Vaughn St. in Gibsonton 813-
10Tuesday, October 8: Theme: Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Sterling Heights Senior Dining Center: 11706 Williams Rd. in Thonotosas-
sa 813- 272-5162
10Thursday, November 7: Theme: Veteran's Recognition Walk
Progress Village Senior Dining Center: 8701 Progress Village Blvd. in
10Tuesday, December 10: Theme: Jingle Bell Walk
Seffner Senior Dining Center: 1209 S. Kingsway Road in Seffner 813-
Aging Services offers a variety of activities for older adults age 50 and
over. The division has more than 20 congregate dining sites and eight senior
centers that can provide a hot nutritious noontime meal for those over the
age of 60. In order to eat the noontime meal provided after the events listed
above, attendees must be pre-registered with the Center for meal services
by the day before the event. Visit the Aging Services website at www.hills-
boroughcounty.org/index.aspx?nid=1149 to view activity calendars and the
locations of the sites.
Tech startup initiative a 'go' in
Hillsborough Board of Coum .,
Commissioners voted unanimously i .
to create a $2 million fund to help. '
technology-savvy entrepreneurs start "
a business or expand. The Board is i
working to end the flow of young, I '
creative people leaving Hillsborough
County and going to other cities' I
The Board heard from Joy Randels an
entrepreneur who has created and sold a
number of tech companies. Randels told
Commissioners that there has to be the right
environment for fostering ideas and bringing
creative minds together.
The County will work with software developers, engineers and
entrepreneurs to develop plans for how the money can best be used.
Some ideas include sponsoring conferences or organizing events that
bring people together. One such example is the County's upcoming
Hack-a-thon April 12-14 at Hillsborough Community College Brandon
How does it feel
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Relay For Life
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can stay there free while receiv-
ing treatment," Villianatos said.
The caregiver also stays without
A similar home-like facility
operates at Shands Hospital at the
University of Florida in Gaines-
ville, she explained.
But the cancer society provides
many other benefits for families,
caregivers and the community, she
One direct help to South County
was to send Riverview's former
Honorary Mayor, Lisa Kennedy, to
the headquarters of the American
Cancer Society in Atlanta for train-
ing in recruiting volunteers.
Kennedy got involved with
fighting cancer through the local
chambers of commerce
while Honorary Mayor of
Riverview and chaired its
Committee for Preventa-
tive Study during last
year's Relay for Life. This
year, she has taken on the
job of chairing the entire
This year's theme is
"Story Book," and teams
may dress and decorate
areas and booths as their
favorite characters, from
Harry Potter to Big Bird.
Some form of music and
family games and enter-
tainment will continue all
night with one member
from each team on the
field at all times to demon-
strate the fact that "can- Lisa
cer never sleeps" and to be he
emphasize the stages those Sund
who have been diagnosed foot
go through- passing from even
daylight through the dark- comr
est hours and finally into ough
the dawn. city
Each year, approximately 5,200
communities in 20 countries
participate in a similar event, each
choosing its own theme and carry-
ing out its plans independently at
the local level.
The similarity country-wide
is that the Relay starts with an
opening ceremony that includes
inspiring talks, followed by a can-
cer survivor's lap, a lap by their
caregivers, and then a lap with all
teams on the field. After a full day
of activities, there is a luminary
ceremony at 9 p.m. and luminaries
may either be bought online now
at www.RelayForLife.org where
readers may also find out more
about the local event. They may
also purchase luminaries at the
event right up until time for the
Kennedy and Cathy Vallianatos go ov
his year's Relay for Life of Southshor
-ld beginning at noon Saturday, April 6
lay, April 7, at 6 p.m. at East Bay High
ball field. Kennedy, of Riverview, is th
t chairwoman for the event. Vallianat
unity representative for southeast
County's branch of the American Ca
based in Brandon.
The teams and volunteers have
already had car washes, bake sales,
garage sales and more to raise
"They have been very creative,"
The two teams that have made
the most money so far are Ruskin's
Riverside Club with 28 team
members led by Richard Romano
that has brought in $7,450 and
Summerfield Elementary School's
team of 27 members led by Julie
Infanti that has netted $7,414.
The top three business sponsors
are Mosaic, the law firm of W.
Dale Gabbra and McRoberts Sales
I1 % ,iln. helps," Vallianatos
said. "Every year 113,400 people
in Florida are diag-
: Yet nationally, 14
million cancer sur-
vivors will celebrate
another birthday this
year, many with the
help from the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.
a 51-year-old former
Hospice client who
continues to outlive
her original diagno-
o sis, has gone through
remissions and battles,
and yet continues in
ver plans college classes to earn
e East to her Liberal Arts De-
, through gree and in May will
School's be graduating with
iis year's honors.
os is the "Every person's can-
Hillsbor- cer has a first name,"
incer So- Lewendowski told
me. "The name of the
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one. The lu-
be held at 9
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day, April 7.
cancer I dance with is Metastatic
Breast Cancer. My rogue cells
began in my right breast and have
traveled to my bones and my right
lung. This is my normal."
"From days of treatments to
weeks of exhaustion, survivors
struggle with living, healing, and
sharing the depth of their loss. As
you journey around the track, you
will see the results of the months
of work that our volunteers have
spent. These volunteers have a very
special connection with the cancer
community and the members of the
'cancer club.' As you pass these
volunteers please remember that
they are caretakers, family, friends
and even survivors that are here
to make this event memorable and
something that will encourage you
to continue to strive forward with
your connection to the community.
Without their passion, dedication
and desire we would not be here
to celebrate and honor our loved
ones," she continued.
Caretakers, friends, families, so-
cial media connections and prayers
are what are described as having
helped her, and the others, through
their longest days.
The main long-term goal of the
American Cancer Society is to see
that no one ever hears the diagno-
sis of cancer again.
"That is why our research is so
very important," said Vallianatos.
"Some of the money from this
year's relay will go towards our
third big study. The first study
was the one that linked smoking
and lung cancer. Now we need
about 300,000 more people be-
tween the ages of 30 and 65 who
haven't had cancer (with a couple
of technical exceptions). We need
to follow them and compare their
lifestyles, eating habits and many
other factors to learn what pre-
cedes the diagnosis. This can only
be done over time."
This study is fully explained on
the American Cancer Society's
main website, www.cancer.org.
There will be a booth at the event
where people can ask questions
about this study or sign up to
This year's Relay is the 12th for
South County and is celebrated the
same year as the American Cancer
Society's 100th birthday.
"We make a difference," Val-
lianatos said. "We help people stay
well, help people get well, work to
find cures, and help families fight
back- directly, through helping the
survivor and the caregiver. Come
out for an hour, or for the whole
18-hour event. Every person, every
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Networking firm holds Visitor's Day
of how businesses thrive on word
of mouth or referral-based market-
ing," says Tom Fleming, Execu-
tive Director for the Organization.
Business professionals interested
in locking out their competition
from generating a steady source of
referrals and new clients for them-
selves are welcome to attend the
Contact Glen McGaha at 813-
425-3878 to be added to the guest
list as seating will be limited.
Author to appear at Firehouse Cultural
New members welcomed to Riverview Chamber's March
The Greater Riverview Chamber
of Commerce's monthly member-
ship meeting luncheon took place
on March 26 at The Regent, 6437
Watson Rd. in Riverview.
The luncheon was hosted by
Thatcher Properties and catered by
Fred's Market Restaurant.
Pastor Kevin Yoakum of Christ
The King Lutheran Church, pro-
vided a blessing of the food and the
greater Riverview Community.
The Honorary Mayor of Riv-
erview Elijah Heath with the Fish-
Hawk-Riverview Rotary led 180
members and guests in the Pledge
Guest speaker Dr. Bryan Thatch-
er Owner and President of Thatch-
er Properties reviewed important
lessons he learned from Dale Car-
negie's How to Win Friends and
Influence People. In addition, Dr.
Thatcher donated copies of the
book for door prizes.
New GRCC Members were
warmly welcomed and awarded a
2013 Greater Riverview Chamber
of Commerce membership plaque
to proudly display:
A Better Chapter, LLC
Anytime Fitness (Boyette)
Ashley Allen Law, PA.
Best Friends for Kidz Inc.
The Cinderella Shoppe Bridal
and Prom LLC
Executive Dry Cleaners
Jake Rabum, Florida House of
Representatives, District 57
Graphx On Demand LLC
Laser Sharp Sign Design
Nate The Gate Access Con-
Riverview Bail Bonds
Self-Protection Concepts LLC
The Ancient Wisdom of Yoga
Marine Corps Pfc. Cesar Ro-
driguez, son of Ana Rodriguez of
Wimauma, Fla. and Miguel A. Ro-
driguez, of Wimauma, Fla., earned
the tide of U.S. Marine after grad-
uating from recruit training at Ma-
rine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris
For 13 weeks, Rodriguez stayed
committed during some of the
world's most demanding entry-
level military training in order to
be transformed from civilian to
Marine instilled with pride, disci-
pline and the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Training
subjects included close-order drill,
marksmanship with an M-16A4
rifle, physical fitness, martial arts,
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minds and bodies I pnii comple-
tion, recruits are presented the
Marine Corps emblem and called
Marines for the first time.
Rodriguez is a 2010 graduate of
Lennard High School of Ruskin.
Air Force Airman Andrew H.
Spann graduated from basic mili-
tary training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San \iin,)nii T,.%a,
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tensivw .'ih-i ..k pi',_.iiani that
included iaiiiinim in miiiitl.\ dis-
cipline and uidiI W \ii 1 it, core
values, pli ,i.ll1 ni .iand 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.
Spann is the son of Brian Spann
of Chesterfield Avenue, Ruskin.
He is a 2011 graduate of East
Bay High School, Gibsonton.
Army Pvt. Dwight L. Oakes
has graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson, Colum-
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier studied the Army
mission, history, tradition and
core values, physical fitness, and
received instruction and practice
in basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare and
bayonet training, drill and cer-
emony, marching, rifle marksman-
ship, armed and unarmed combat,
map reading, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice system,
basic first aid, foot marches, and
field training exercises.
Oakes is the son of William
Oakes of Conneaut, Ohio, and
Nancy Parsons of Ashtabula,
Ohio. He is the brother of Donnie
Parsons of Ruskin, Fla.
He is a 2011 g.iadu iif I dgI -
wood 'Sni ii High School, Ashta-
bula, ( 'In,
Fiction writer Jeff Parker, author
of the novel Ovenman and the sto-
ry collection The Taste of Penny, is
the featured author on Thursday,
April 4 at the Firehouse Cultural
Center, part of its Spring Literary
Series sponsored by H&R Block of
Parker's short fiction and nonfic-
tion have appeared in American
\/l, t Fiction, The Best American
Nonrequired Reading, Plough-
shares, Tin House, and many
other anthologies. His latest book,
Igor in Crisis: A Russia Journal,
is forthcoming from Harper Col-
lins. Jeff is currently Director of
the Low-Residency MIFA Program
at the University of Tampa. He
grew up in Florida and his hapless,
doomed, and entirely lovable char-
acters tend to conduct their lives in
the sort of towns you didn't know
you knew so well.
Looking ahead: On April 25
the Firehouse Cultural Center will
host fiction writer Marcus Pactor,
author of the short story collection
Vs. Death Noises (Subito Press,
2012). Keep checking the web site
for more information on this series
Each evening will feature a read-
ing, Question & Answer time,
book sales, and author signing.
The FCC is at 101 1st Ave NE,
Ruskin; call 813-645-7651 for fur-
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Dryers are hard on budgets and
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BNI, Business Network Int'l, a
networking organization special-
izing in the exchange of qualified
business referrals among members,
will hold a Visitor's Day Event to-
day, April 4, in Apollo Beach.
Business professionals are invit-
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HCC hosts high school art competition
The Calyx Schenecker Art Infinitum annual F,
high school art exhibit, featuring 2D, 3D and *1
photographic works by Hillsborough County
teens, will take place April 8 to 27 at Gallery221
on Hillsborough Community College's Dale Mabr\ i
The juried exhibit, curated by HCC's Kathy Gibson I
culminates in an awards ceremony and reception
Thursday, April 25, 6 to 8 p.m., during which thousand, '
of dollars in college scholarships will be awarded via an
endowment by the Calyx & Beau Schenecker Memorial -
For more information, call 813-253-7386.
Adult Writing Workshop Monday, April 8 at 1 p.m.
Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process.
Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your
writings and receive feedback will be available. If you've ever wanted to
be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome.
Windows 7: Introduction and Computer Basics Tuesday, April 9
at 12:15 p.m.
Learn the parts of a window, how to navigate in the Windows environ-
ment, and file management. Learn about the parts and basic terminology
of computers. Also covers basic purchasing considerations. Limit: 20
eBooks for for PC, MAC, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders -
Wednesday, April 10 at 10:15 a.m.
Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read onto
a PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders. Explore Adobe Digi-
tal Editions and learn how to check out a library eBook using OverDrive
and Freading. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit:
SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, April 10 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 questions!
Master Gardener: Backyard Wildlife Wednesday, April 10 at 7
Learn how to create a backyard habitat to attract butterflies, birds and
animals using native and local plants. Presented in partnership with
Hillsborough County Extension Service.
Access: Table Relationships, Queries and Filters Thursday, April
11 at 12:15 p.m.
Learn about tables and relationships. Learn about queries and filters.
Familiarity with Microsoft Access or relational database concepts is
recommended. Registration in person required when Library opens at
Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Bag 'o Books Sale! -
Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come explore the Giant Booksale! Fill a bag for $1 in the Community
Room. Books in the regular Book Store are all half-priced. Enjoy the
extensive collection of items offered for you to bag up and buy.
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,
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Looking for Love and Companionship Online
Dear Savvy Senior,
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the older gen-
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and nest each year on the dredge disposal islands in Hillsborough
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Port, Audubon announce
beginning of nesting season
As part of its long-standing com-
mitment to environmental stew-
ardship, the Tampa Port Aiiitriuii
is pleased to announce the begin-
ning of the 2013 annual migratory
bird nesting season in Tampa Bay.
The official bird nesting season is
April 1 through
August 31, each
year. The port
authority works '
very closely with
its key partner,
ida, as well as
state and federal L "
cies in Florida, Royal Terns
to provide pro- choosing nest
tection annually disposal island
for nesting birds season.
and their young
in the Hillsborough Bay area.
The port authority owns and op-
erates two dredge disposal islands
in Hillsborough Bay islands
2D and 3D. Both islands and the
Richard T. Paul Alafia Bank Bird
Sanctuary, in Hillsborough Bay,
have been recognized collectively
by BirdLife International for their
global significance and importance
as bird-nesting areas. Protection
of the nesting birds that use these
islands has evolved into a shared
'The Tampa Port Atiiioriii has
earned a leadership role in the man-
agement of one of Florida's most
important sites for beach-nesting
birds," Ann Paul, Audubon For-
ida's Regional Coordinator, said.
Mark Rachal, Audubon's Sanctuary
Manager adds, "We are impressed
with the port authority's commit-
ment to protect birds that nest on
the dredge disposal islands and ap-
preciate the opportunity to work
with their staff and contractors to
achieve better nesting success for
some of Florida's rarest species."
Islands 2D and 3D and the Alafia
Bank Bird Sanctuary are designat-
ed as "no trespassing" areas year
round, and birds that nest in these
areas are protected under the Mi-
gratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, as
well as the Florida Threatened and
Endangered Species Act of 1977.
Penalties for criminal and civil
acts have been
S disturbing or
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to the health
PHOTO BY JIM GRAY and integrity of
ourting before natural life in
3ites on dredge natural lfe
during nesting Tampa Bay. We
to be engaged in partnerships that
ensure the quality of our local wa-
ters," Paul Anderson, Tampa's port
director and CEO, said.
Audubon is dedicated to protect-
ing birds and other wildlife and the
habitat that supports them. Its na-
tional network of community-based
nature centers and chapters, sci-
entific and educational programs,
and advocacy on behalf of areas
sustaining important bird popula-
tions engage millions of people of
all ages and backgrounds in conser-
vation. For more information, visit
audubon.org or fl.audubon.org.
The Tampa Port Authority admin-
isters one of the largest and most
diversified seaports in the U.S.
and maintains a significant role
working closely with key part-
ners in contributing to the envi-
ronmental sustainability of Tampa
Bay. The port is also a ship building
and repair hub and one of the na-
tion's major cruise home ports. For
more information about the Port of
Tampa, the largest port in Florida
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In the recent debate over
whether Tampa or Miami
can claim ownership of
the Cuban sandwich,
thousands of people
voted with their feet and
stomachs on Saturday '
during the second annual 4 ,
Cuban Sandwich Festival .
at Centennial Park in Ybor
City. Streets surrounding -
the park were closed off 3.
to make room for dozens ','.
of vendors, thousands of '
people and more than 20
restaurants competing for ," "
the best Cuban sandwich
award. In the end, the
panel of judges chose
Michelle Faedo's On The
Go as the winner. The real
winners, of course, were
all those who attended.
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Parish helps orphanage in Tanzania
It's been nearly two years since
two Sisters of our Lady of Kili-
manjaro visited St. Anne Catholic
Church in Ruskin to appeal to pa-
rishioners to help their mission.
Sisters Rosamunda and Castis-
sima requested aid for the orphan-
age, infirmary, medical center,
hospital and schools in the Dio-
cese of Moshi, Tanzania.
It has been a Diocese beset by
the cruelty of AIDS; daily, chil-
dren and babies are abandoned
at the doorstep by sick or dying
parents. Currently the orphanage
has more than 2,000 HIV-positive
children in their care.
The needs included food, cloth-
ing, shoes and the necessities of
When asked what was needed,
Sister Rosamunda initially re-
sponded, "Well, the children need
The rest is history. Hearts were
touched and the parishioners
shipped the first container of
goods in February, 2012. The sec-
ond container was shipped March
The Sisters send their thanks to
the parishioners of St. Anne and
St. Patrick, the residents of Sun
City Center, and special thanks
to: SCC Emergency Squad, Sun
City Senior Living-Pacifica, As-
ton Gardens-Courtyards, Cypress
Creek Assisted Living Residence,
Brandon Brace, Hawaiian Isles
Sewing Club, Sister Sarah, Bever-
ly Wesley, Kirsten Zak, and Norm
and Sheila Thurston.
Beginning next week... MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS
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Emerald seeks a forever home
Emerald is a light Tortie cat with deep green eyes, available for adop-
tion at Feline Folks. There are also kittens up to date on vaccines
and fixed, ready to be taken home. Call 813-545-7611 or visit www.
FelineFolks.us. Feline Folks is a non-profit organization committed
to the humane treatment of 'community cats.' Volunteers are needed
and money/food donations are always welcome.
10 tips to save water for Water
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ter Management District
encourages water conserva-
tion year round, there is ex-
tra emphasis each April for
April is traditionally one of \
the driest months of the year *
and typically marks the peak
demand season for public
The District offers resi-
dents 10 simple tips to
lower monthly water bills
and help save hundreds of
gallons of water:
>'Only run your washing machine and dishwasher when they are full.
>'Use the shortest clothes washing cycle for lightly soiled loads; nor-
mal and permanent press wash cycles use more water.
>0Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator or microwave, not under run-
>Scrape, don't rinse, your dishes before loading in the dishwasher.
1>Install high-efficiency showerheads, faucets and toilets.
1>Check your home's irrigation system for leaks to save up to 6,300
gallons of water per month.
>0Turn off your home's irrigation system and only water as needed;
save up to 2,000 gallons each time a watering day is skipped.
>0Don't leave sprinklers unattended. Use a kitchen timer to remind
yourself to turn sprinklers off.
1>Use a hose with a shutoff nozzle when washing the car to save around
40 gallons per wash.
1>Consider installing a rain barrel with a drip irrigation system for
watering your landscaping. Rainwater is free and better for your plants
because it doesn't contain hard minerals.
Leaks are the biggest water-waster, both inside and outside of the
home. You can use your water meter to check for leaks. Turn off all fau-
cets and water-using appliances and make sure no one uses water during
the testing period. Remember to wait for the hot water heater and ice
cube makers to refill and for regeneration of water softeners. Go to your
water meter and record the current reading. Wait 30 minutes. (Remem-
ber: no water should be used during this period.) Read the meter again.
If the reading has changed, you have a leak.
To learn more about saving water outdoors and to download or order
the Districts' free six-page Saving Water Outdoors brochure, log onto
To learn more about saving water indoors and to download or order the
Distritcts' free six-page Saving Water Indoors brochure, log onto Water-
For more information about water conservation, visit the District's
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S. LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and
MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month.
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Vietnam veteran and local businessman Sam Cook (right) is greet-
ed by Walt Raysick, president of the Vietnam Veterans Council of
Hillsborough County. Sam was one of the many Vietnam veterans
honored by Lieutenant Colonel Devin Statham of the U.S. Central
Command, MacDill AFB at the Vietnam Memorial Park on March 23
2013. Sam was on one of the first flights back to America from Viet-
nam January 27 ,1973 after Henry Kissinger signed the peace treaty
ending the American troop involvement.
Field of Honor Ceremony is Saturday
At 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April
6, the Veterans Council of Hillsbor-
ough County will conduct its quar-
terly Field of Honor Ceremony at
Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 US
Hwy 301 North in Tampa.
This event takes place every three
months in order to honor all of the
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines
and Coast Guardsmen who have
given their all in support of Opera-
tion Enduring Freedom during the
previous three months.
This quarter's ceremony will be
hosted by Unit 55 of the Tampa
Bay Waves. Master Chief Petty
Officer (FMF) Walt Raysick, U.S.
Navy (Ret) will be the master of
The National Anthem will be
sung by Teresa Foss, Military Af-
fairs Council, South Tampa Chain-
ber of Commerce. All in atten-
dance will be requested to cite the
Pledge of Allegiance.
There will be a fly over in the
missing man formation by Ye
Mystic AirKrewe. Taps and a rifle
salute will be rendered by the Riv-
erview Detachment of the Marine
During this ceremony when the
names of the fallen are read those
in attendance are asked to come
forward and place a small Ameri-
can flag in the ground in the honor
of the fallen service member.
This memorial service is open to
the public and all are encouraged
For further information contact
Walt Raysick at 813-653-4924 or
Tampa concerts in the park start April 5
Now in its 27th year, the Friday Extra Concert Series is Tampa's lon-
gest running concert series that highlights local musicians and bands.
The concert series is family-friendly and features a toe-tapping variety of
musical genres each week. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Blankets, low-
back lawn chairs, coolers and dogs on leashes are welcomed. Alcoholic
beverages and glass bottles and containers are prohibited in the park.
Concessions will be available to purchase.
April 5, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park: Acho Brothers (latin), NJ
April 12, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park: Kate Rueter (acoustic gui-
tar, pop/folk(, Urban Gypsies (tribal/gypsy/bluegrass)
April 19, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park: Michael Weiss (folk),
Shane Meade (Americana)
April 26, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park: Ray Gurka (pop), Soul Cir-
cus Cowboys (country)
May 3, Lowry Park Bandshell: rayzilla's Dreamboat (jazz), Acme
Jazz Garage (jazz)
May 10, Lowry Park Bandshell: Liz Hollister (guitar/pop/folk), Kar-
mic Tattoo (60s, 70s & up)
May 17, Lowry Park Bandshell: Between Bluffs (folk/pop/roots),
Rebekah Pulley (soulful indie rock)
May 24, Lowry Park Bandshell: Todd Grubbs Band (folk), Sting
Police (tribute band).
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Veterans Event is Tuesday, April
9 at the Ragan Park Community
Center, 1200 East Lake Ave. in
Sponsored by the U.S. Cham-
ber of Commerce, the job fair
runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
is designed for veteran job seek-
ers, active duty military mem-
bers, guard and reserve mem-
bers, and military spouses. It is
free for both employers and job
Other sponsors include the
Dept. of Labor Veterans' Em-
ployment and Training Service,
the Florida Committee of the
Employer Support of the Guard
and Reserve, the American Le-
gion, Florida Worksource, NBC
News and others.
For registration questions,
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They came, they
cooked and they
On March 26, fourteen of Tam-
pa Bay's executive chefs battled
to win the title at Champions for
Children's 4th Annual Top Chef of
the Year event.
Courses ranged from pan-seared
sea scallops to lobster pot pie and
candied bacon creme brulee.
The Top Chef of the Year title is
awarded to the chef who scored
the highest overall average on
courses they prepared for guests
the night before. Winning the title
was Howard Adelman from Ma-
lios Prime Steakhouse. He also
took home the Top Philanthropic
Chef of the Year for raising the
most money through sponsorships
and live auction items for Champi-
ons for Children.
All proceeds from the event
directly support Champions for
Children, a Hillsborough County
nonprofit whose mission is child
abuse prevention and family edu-
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Attention, all Women of the Military
Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April
13, at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, 10701 Bloomingdale Ave. in Riv-
erview. The meeting will be held in St. Anne's Hall, located at the rear
of the church building.
Membership in the Unit and in the parent organization, WAVES Na-
tional, is open to all women who served honorably (including those cur-
rently serving) in the U. S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Ma-
rine Corps, or Maritime Service, or related reserve components.
Members enjoy fellowship and activities that rekindle memories of
military service days. In addition, members will find opportunities to
serve fellow veterans and support the military forces.
For further information call Jeannette Green at 813-657-9164.
Interfaith Council grant helps PACE
Center for Girls of Hillsborough County
At a recent meeting of the In-
terfaith Council, Davia Lerebours
thanked members for a $5,000
grant PACE received. The purpose
of the grant was to provide student
and family support that is not oth-
erwise available, such as: student
fees, housing, meals, transporta-
tion, computer needs, clothing,
health insurance, child care, GED
or SAT prep classes, life planning
or life skills training, tutoring, ap-
prenticeship or internship.
PACE (Practical Academic Cul-
tural Education) Center for Girls
of Hillsborough County is a non-
residential alternative education
and counseling program designed
to prevent delinquency. PACE tar-
gets the unique needs of girls age
12 to 18 and for three years after
they have transitioned back into
Grants from the IFC are made
possible by proceeds from the
Nearly New Shop in Sun City
Center and the hard-working vol-
unteers at the shop.
HIillsborough County government
began improvements to the Hills-
borough County Fairgrounds, lo-
cated at 215 Sydney Washer Road
in Dover, in August, 2012.
Construction work contin-
ues, and soon passersby will be-
gin to see construction of a new
20,000-square-foot covered arena
for exhibits and events.
In addition to the covered arena,
visitors to the Fairgrounds will en-
joy the following improvements:
Paved drive from Sydney
Washer Road to the Fairgrounds
parking area (complete)
Eight disabled access parking
Grandstands improved for dis-
abled access and safety (complete)
Water tank and hydrants for
fire safety (complete)
Improved lighting to increase
visibility and safety at night (com-
Public restrooms at the covered
arena, which will replace those cur-
EReplace modular storage and
office structures with 30' x 30' con-
crete masonry buildings
The entire project is expected
to be complete around the end of
The entire project, funded through
the County's Capital Improvement
Program, was designed by Fleis-
chman & Garcia Architects, and
will be completed at a cost of $2
For project questions or addition-
al information, visit http://bit.ly/
FAIRimp or call 813-635-5400.
Davia Lerebours, a Program Di-
rector at PACE, recently spoke
to members of the Interfaith
Council of Sun City Center.
For more information about the
Interfaith Council and the grants
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Fish Tales: Proper release of fish is important
Florida weather has returned this King whiting are a great catch
week and fishing has been great. for those pier fishing this week.
If we are to stay 'The Fishing Some call them trout, but they are
Capital of the World," we called southern whiting
must be ever mindful of down here as far as I
how to save and protect know. They are a good
our marine resources. tablefare, most often
I've noticed a lot of fried and served with
anglers releasing fish the lemons.
wrong way. Never lift Ladyfish have given
your fish by the jaws if ByJonie Maschek anglers a lot of action
Member: Florida Outdoor
you are trying to release. Writers Association this week. This is truly
This action may keep a game fish, but anglers
him from future feeding or damage seem not to give it much attention.
his internal organs It will take even an artificial bait
Never use a towel for releasing, and give you high jumps in the
use wet hands. air. It is one of America's best
If you have exhausted your game fish for its size, but not good
catch, revive him before releasing tablefare. It is often caught and cut
by moving it forward in the water up for bait for larger prey.
with its mouth open until the fish For those who like to relax on
shows movement again, the weekends, I suggest that you
One fish that you must catch and lay back, sail along and put a
release is the snook. It has been trolling line on the back of your
restricted for the past few years, boat. You will catch fish without
but come September the restriction any effort on your part. For those
of catch comes to an end and you of you with all the buttons and
may catch one per person, per day. bows on your electronic devices,
Legal is not less than 28 in. or watch your screen for fish and troll
more than 32 in. over them.
Yellow-tailed Jacks are rushing Take your canoe or kayak
across the bay. One school is in our upper rivers and enjoy
racing the other. They are on the freshwater fishing at its best. Pan
prowl looking for bait fish. The fish are waiting for your bait and
white birds are following looking freshwater catfish are swimming
for bait fish that they have missed.
If you are chasing bait fish, don't
cast into the middle of the school,
as they are a dynamic force and
will cut your line. Cast beyond
the school. Yellow-tailed Jacks are
strong and only palatable when
smoked, or cured in some like
along with them. Also waiting for
food are the large size bass. If you
do not like saltwater fishing, fresh
water is just around the waterway.
Be a responsible angler and
release all oversize and undersize
Coast Guard hosts
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flo-
tilla 74, Brandon, will hold a one-
day boating safety program on
Saturday, April 20 at the Flotilla
building at 3006 S. Kings Ave. in
Brandon (J.C. Handley Park), be-
ginning at 8:30 a.m.
Successful completion of the
program entitles participants to ap-
ply for the Florida Boating Safety
Education Card, which many in-
surance companies honor by giv-
ing discounts on boat insurance.
The card is mandatory for per-
sons under the age of 22 who plan
to operate a boat in Florida waters.
Seating is limited and pre-regis-
tration is highly recommended;
however, walk-ins are welcome as
For additional information, in-
cluding fees, call 813-644-2894 or
go to www.cgaux74.org.
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New show opens at Baobab Tree
"Master Pieces" by Susan Swanson will be the new show at The
Baobab Tree Gallery opening at 6:30 p.m. on First Friday, April 5.
The title of her show comes from the construction method Susan
uses to create her colorful, whimsical one-of-a-kind creations. Us-
ing earthenware clay combined with paper clay, she creates vases,
bowls and platters decorated with tiny colorful "pieces" shaped into
hearts, flowers, birds and fish creating intricate patterns. Her glaz-
ing process ranges from precise brushwork to overlapping glazes,
under glazes and slips. Multiple firings are required to get the cor-
rect color combinations.
Autism Fiesta by the Bay moves to
From 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 19, USF's Center for
\utism and Related Disabilities will hold its 8th Annual
I lesta by the Bay at Ybor Museum Garden, 1818 E. 9th
Ave. in Tampa.
The popular event includes a taco bar
": donated by Tijuana Flats and music
J and dancing with DJ Jose. Guests can
participate in the Cake Walk Conga for
delicious desserts and in this year's silent auction.
This family-friendly fundraiser once again benefits
the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF,
S which provides communities, organizations, businesses
and families with the knowledge and skills to support
children and adults with autism and related disabilities.
Advance tickets may be purchased online (www.usf.
edu/ua/RSVP/CARD) for $10 for young people, $20 for adults. Tickets
at the door are $25.
Interested in Understanding The Bible
on a Deeper Level?
Do you need answers for difficult questions?
Who is the God of the Bible? What is He like?
Come to the first meeting called the "Gathering" at
Simmons Park Pavillion #14 overlooking Tampa Bay and
meet Dr. R.E. Long... Former pastor, Missionary to India,
Russia, Ukraine and Teacher of the Gospel.
we're Here For You!
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A Mother-Baby Summit, spon-
sored by the Hillsborough County
Breastfeeding Task Force, is sched-
uled for Friday, April 19 at St. Jo-
seph's Hospital-North in Lutz.
Honorary guest is Congress-
woman Kathy Castor; keynote
speaker is Rear Admiral Clara
H. Cobb, U.S. Assistant Surgeon
The program runs from 8 to 11:30
a.m., and breakfast is included.
Topics will focus on how to im-
plement current Federal guidelines
for nursing mothers in the work-
place, reducing turnover, absen-
teeism and health care costs.
To register for the summit, call
813-443-2032 or go to BayCa-
In addition to the summit, there
will be an optional workshop from
noon to 2 p.m. This will be led by
Yvonne Fry of the Florida Com-
mission on the Status of Women
and will deal with workplace civil
rights in pregnant and nursing
The workshop will earn 1.5
CEUs for RNs, RDs and CLCs.
The workshop fee is $25, and in-
cludes a tool-kit and lunch.
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Hillsborough libraries chosen
as pilot site for national oral
history archival program
The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries system was selected
by the American Library Association Public Programs Office, in partner-
ship with StoryCorps, as one of the 10 public libraries to participate in
the StoryCorps @ your library pilot program.
Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services,
this program will bring StoryCorps' popular interview methods to librar-
ies while developing a replicable model of oral history programming.
The pilot program is expected to begin by the end of the year.
As a pilot site, the County libraries will receive:
* A $2,500 stipend for project-related expenses.
* A toolkit of written and web-based customizable program and pro-
motional support materials.
* A StoryKit (a customized set of professional recording equipment)
to record on-site interviews during the grant period and retain for future
use after the close of the pilot project.
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c-- Area Obituary--
Jerome K. Toman
Jerome K. Toman, age 78, of Sun City
Center, FL, known to his old friends as
Pekac, entered into eternity March 11,
Jerry, son of the late Jerry J. and
Lorraine Toman of Chicago and later
Berwyn, Illinois, worked at the family
business, Toman's Bakery, prior to
graduation from Harrison High School.
He attended the University of Illinois on
a football scholarship, earning a B.S.
degree in Kinesiology.
Jerry was a Life Member of the
Varsity "1" and Alumni Associations at
the University of Illinois and an avid
fan of football, especially his beloved
'Fighting Illini' and Chicago Bears. He
served in the United StatesArmy during
the Korean Conflict and worked his
entire 36-year career at Central Steel &
Wire Company in Chicago.
Jerry loved reading, traveling,
and the outdoors. He will be fondly
remembered for his bright smile, fun-
loving disposition and unwavering
devotion to family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 15
years Norma; daughter Janine; son
Jon (Mike); step-daughter Michele
Musial-Zuchnik (Steve); step-son Mark
Musial (Belinda); step-daughter Cat
Renar (Dave); step-son Steve Gulick
(Lise); brothers Tom (Lana) and Rick
(Maryavis); five step-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry's life accomplishments and
influence live on in the form of those
who survive him and for whom he was
a role model.
A memorial mass will be said at Our
Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church,
Wimauma, FL on April 6, 2013, at 10
a.m. The family will receive friends
one hour prior to the service at the
church. Jerry will be returned home for
a memorial service at Hultgren Funeral
Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL
on May 18, 2013 at 12 p.m. Visitation
prior to service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers or memorials,
the family suggests donations may
be made to the American Stroke
Association or LifePath Hospice, 3725
Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Florida
33573. Arrangements by Sun City
Center Funeral Home.
The Buddha to be
In commemoration of the most
celebrated date (April 8) for the
Buddha's birth, the Rev. Robert
P. Tucker, PhD., will survey the
Buddhist religion and its amazing
parallels with Unitarian Universal-
ism at the Thursday, April 4 7:30
p.m. service of the UU Fellowship
The UU Fellowship meets in
the Henry Gibson social hall of
the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del
Webb Blvd, East. All are wel-
Ruskin Aglow to
meet April 20
The next Ruskin Aglow meeting
will be on Saturday, April 20 at 10
a.m. at Palm Garden, 3850 Upper
Creek Drive in Sun City Center.
Members are asked to go and
share the Word before a number of
the sisters leave for the north.
For more information, call Glo-
ria at 813-633-9613.
From left are Frank Blaszcazk, Missions Committee Chairman; Car-
ole and Chuck Fennig with sons Daniel, Jonathan and Matthew; and
Dr. Ron Churchill, Senior Pastor.
SCC Trinity Baptist hosts missionaries
Trinity Baptist Church in Sun
City Center recently hosted visit-
ing missionaries Chuck and Carole
Fennig and their sons at the Sun-
day worship services with a recep-
The Fennigs are with Wycliffe
Bible Translators in Dallas, TX.
Chuck is Managing Editor of Eth-
nologue, a comprehensive data-
base of all the known languages
in the world, used by missionar-
ies in planning outreach to people
groups. He also handles the fund-
Last night at our dinner table a
little boy prayed before eating his
meal, "Please, God, can't you put
vitamins in pie instead of broc-
coli?" I like his faith!
There is nothing too ridiculous or
too remarkable to take to God. We
can ask Him things that we could
never ask others. Everything about
you and me matters to Him.
There is nothing about us that is
too small or too insignificant. If
something is big enough to wor-
ry about, it is big enough to pray
about. Nothing that we have done
is too shameful to take to God. We
can tell Him the worst as well as
the best. There is nothing that we
have done or can do that will make
Him love us more or less. We have
His Word that He loves us!
Have you a burden on your heart,
a problem troubling your mind, a
decision that is difficult? Talk to
Him right now. Whatever concerns
you concerns Him and He can cor-
rect it. Whatever is a problem for
tou can bring a solution from Him
and He can perfect it.
Talk. He is listening!
Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org
'Cheerleader for Women'
speaks to Christian
The Christian Women's Connec-
tion will hold its April luncheon
and program on Thursday, April
11 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So.
Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC, with
inspirational speaker Melanie
Spadafora speaking on the topic of
"Cheerleader for Women."
Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the pro-
gram runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. The menu is Lido salad plus
beverage and dessert. An alternate
meal of tossed salad with grilled
chicken is available. If you desire
this option, be sure to order it when
you make your reservation.
The cost is $17 inclusive, and
reservations are required. Call Pat
Butler at 813-938-4320 or Tara
Flood at 813-383-7540 or e-mail
anni builk i u naiil coin Reserva-
tions or cancellations must be made
before noon Monday, April 8.
ing of newly translated Scriptures.
Carole is coordinator of the
French Translators Notes project,
which provides tools for people
translating Scripture into their
own languages in French-speaking
The Fennig's described their
work and challenges and an-
swered numerous questions from
the attendees. For more informa-
tion about the church, please call
Riverview First United Method-
ist Church will be a host site for
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace
This nine-week, 90-minutes,
once-a-week, get-out-of-debt pro-
gram is open to the entire commu-
nity. Participants in FPU, on aver-
age, eliminate $5,300 of debt in
the first 90 days. The cost for the
entire course is $89.
Classes begin on Thursday, April
4, and run through Thursday, May
30. They will start at 6:45 p.m. and
end around 8:15 p.m. Register on-
line at www.daveramsey.com or at
and child care will be provided.
Riverview First UMC is located
at 8002 US. Hwy 301 South at
Riverview Dr. Call 813-677-5995
for more information.
invite all to cards,
The Council of Catholic Women
of Prince of Peace Catholic Church
invites anyone who likes to play
cards or any board game to make
up a table in advance and come to
its monthly Dessert Card Party on
Wednesday, April 10 from noon
until 3:30 p.m. in Conesa Center.
The Council furnishes cards,
pencils and tallies, and there will
be desserts, table and door prizes.
For information, call 813-633-2460.
course for skeptics
You don't need to know any-
thing about the Bible. You won't
be asked to read aloud, pray or
sing. You can ask any questions
you want. And there's no cost.
"Christianity Explored: A new
course for skeptics, seekers and
those new to their faith" runs from
6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings,
starting April 7, at First United
Methodist Church of Brandon,
121 N. Knights Ave.
Christianity Explored is a seven-
week examination of who Jesus is
and what it means to follow him.
Participants are encouraged to at-
tend a free spaghetti dinner from 5
to 6 p.m. before each class.
For more information, or to reg-
ister, call 813-689-4161 or email
APRIL 4, 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. 6a.m. -6p.m.
Phone: 645-1241 Sunday School............ 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198
l Friendship Baptist Chwrch sunday WEEKLY SERVICES:
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ......................Bible Study
---1511 E Rancho Dr. 11 a.m. .................... Bible Study
5I Runcily r 10 a.m. &( 6 p.m ............ Worship
Sun City Center, FL 33573
I M Phone/Fax: Wednesday
S813-633-5950 6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354
Rev. Robert G. Wiley, Interim Pastor
Telephone: 813-634-1292 Website: sccredeemer.org
& Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m.
Holy Communion First & Third Sunday Bible Class Thursday 10 a.m.
V 1Spirituality Rather Than "Religion"
Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL
SFirst Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We lovebecause 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.
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Eslelle AMenue Malcolm S. Clements. Pastor
Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301
Prinreo of Peace Masses:
Prince 1 O f Peace Sunday. 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon
Catholic Church Saturday Vigil.................4:00 p.m.
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 !A Daily ................................8:00 a.m .
Phone: 634-2328 Fax: 633-6670 Confessions:
www.popcc.org Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday School (all ages)........ 9:30 a.m.
N OR HSn Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m.
NO R H SIDE C Sunday Evening Worship .......6:00 p.m. SBC
Lovng God Lovng 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 -
&M teO,. EVERETr TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m.
CALVAR Sunday Worship Nursery Provided
,. LUTHERAN CHURCH Blended 8:00 a.m.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer Contemporary 9:40 a.m. BgB .
Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven Traditional 11:15 a.m.
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach ";
(across from MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1 305
7Unitarian 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
To be human is not a fact, but a task.
-Frederick H. Heinemann
Wimauma Church of God
SUNDAY SCHOOL.................................10:00 A.M.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP..............10:45 A.M.
x j" SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP ............. 6:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAY YOUTH WORSHIP................. 6:00 P.M.
g v1ng All WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE................ 7:00 P.M.
5504 S.R. 674 813-634-4776 WWW.WIMAUMACOG.COM
Pastor Tom Durrance P.O. Box 67 WIMAUMA, FL 33598
The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center
1210 Del Webb Blvd West 634-2539
Come -t Belong WORSHIP SERVICES:
Qrow 4 Serve SUNDAY
',, n.-d Mehodm iO,.,.i., 8:15 a.m....................... Sanctuary (Communion Service)
5.10 d-ll ... 19 N L Lif I I-EIIL ,i h C^ L - -y
7. I d.m.... eMtw Lite inricmniiiitL enter (Contemporary)
10:55 a.m.........Sanctuary (Traditional with Choir & Bells)
11:00 a.m ......................................... Hispanic W orship
4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic W orship
Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer
Assistant Pastor: Rev. Robert Chaple
APRIL 4, 2013
NEW HOPE WORSHIP CENTER of RUSKIN, Inc. 307-309 W. Shell Point Rd
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH of RUSKIN RUSKIN 33570
Church Schedule (813) 938-4323
Friday............................................ 6 p.m. Games & Fellowship newhopeworshipcenterofrusin.org
Friday......... 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Small Group Bible Study JUDE CHARLES, Pastor
Sunday ............................................... 10 a.m. Sunday School Cell: 786-344-6566
11:30 a.m. Worship 4:30 Reach Out 7 p.m. Night Service trinityenterayahoo.com
SSouthside 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 CHRISTIAN CHURCH
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 &85 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ........................... 6:00 p.m. Dr. Barry Rumsey
Wednesday Night Service ................ 7:00 p.m. K-2 Through 12th
Awana ..................... ................. 7:00 p.m Grade
ST. JOHN THE DIVINE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
RUSKIN Fr. Trac Wilder III -x
705 9th St. S.E./63-5970 Fr.ee, .er
9:00 AM-Contemporartj Asst. Rector _
Suncmai School-Youth Bible Stud S Sm .../
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SUN CITY CENTER
1015 Dell Webb Blvd. E/6553-5970
10 AM evei Wednesda Sv 8:00 AM-Rite I -11:00 AM-Rite II
Sun Cithj Center Choir
Fellowship hour afterhoth services
A CARING CHRISTIAN FAMILY-WIGGLY CHILDREN WELCOME
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
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Traditional Service 9:30 a.m.
Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness
during worship the second Sunday of every month.
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. Salmon
Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service.
Webb Blvd. West Phone: 813-634-1252
Center, FL 33573 For information visit:
Handicap accessible www.standrewatscc. org
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Parishioners walk the Stations of the Cross
Parishioners and Assistant Rector, The Rev. Lee Miller, of St. John The Divine Episcopal Church held
their Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Day Spring Episcopal Conference Center in Ellenton. The
group gathered at 8 a.m. and walked the beautiful treed grounds along the water to the 14 Stations of
the Cross where devotionals were done.
Does death end it all?
This question is on the minds of
many this time of year as they re-
flect on the death of Jesus. The an-
swer will be discussed in a special
worldwide discourse this weekend
by Jehovah's Witnesses in 236
Locally, special speaker Mark
Belanger will discuss "Does Death
End It All?" at 9:30 a.m. Saturday,
April 6 at the Sun City Center Area
Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun
City Center Plaza.
The event is free and no collec-
tions are taken.
"Beliefs about what happens af-
ter death vary greatly, but clearly,
our attitude toward death can pro-
foundly affect our lives now," says
Ron Elberts, public ministry direc-
tor for the Sun City Congregation
of Jehovah's Witnesses.
All are invited to this 30-minute
comes to United
On Friday, April 12, the United
Methodist Church in Sun City
Center will present ( /,i,.i.,,
Hearts as part of its Friday night
A romantic yet touching com-
edy, (,I.,, ,..ii Hearts is about
two women who become friends
while undergoing medical treat-
ment and the men who cross
The film will be shown in the
new Life Enrichment Center,
1210 Del Webb Blvd. West. The
movie starts at 6:30 p.m., but re-
freshments will be served for a
half hour preceding the showing.
To help with the cost of refresh-
ments, donations are appreci-
Quilts given to Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch
John Vertich, Unit Director at Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch in Bra-
denton, recently presented a program to the women's organization at
Redeemer Lutheran Church. He told of the organization's history and
program and the phenomenal changes they have been able to make in
boys' lives. Above, members of the Needler's Circle of the church are
shown presenting John with eight handmade quilts for the Ranch.
New officers for the Ancient Order of Hibernians are, standing, from
left: Jim Harkins, President; and Kevin O'Keefe, Sentinel. Seated:
Tom Bennis, Installation Officer; Jim Sullivan, Treasurer; Mike O'Day,
Financial Secretary; Jack Crowe, Standing Committee; Jerry Vilin-
ski, Marshal; and Tom Brannigan, Installation Marshall. Not shown:
Tom Hare, Vice President, and Tom Harding, Recording Secretary.
AOH elect officers, sponsor pizza party
The SCC Ancient Order of Hi-
bernians will host an "All-U-Can-
Eat" pizza party from 4 to 7 p.m.
on Thursday, April 25 at Conesa
Hall at Prince of Peace Catholic
Zipperer's Funeral Home
1520 33rd Street SE Ruskin, FL 33570
Complete, No Add-Ons www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com
BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation
of Sun City Center,
1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590
SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM
TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON
MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Come and experience the power of
Jesus to change your life.
Sunday @ 9 & 11 AM Servicio en Espafiol @ 6 PM
2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337
Entertainment will be provided
by comedian Michelle Harrington
and Tom Pringle with the Merry
Makers Banjo Band.
Tickets are $15 per person, in-
cluding pizza, salad and bever-
ages; tables of eight are available.
Call Coleen Walker at 813-938-
5476 or Kevi O'Keefe at 813-634-
2168. Tickets will also be available
at Prince of Peace on April 15, 18
and 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Oak Grove United Methodist
flea market is this weekend
The Women of Oak Grove Unit-
ed Methodist Church will hold
their annual Flea Market on Satur-
day, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the past, the flea market has
offered furniture, exercise equip-
ment, jewelry, coats, hats, sweat-
ers, full sets of dishes, pots and
pans, knick-knacks and bric-a-
brac, stylish clothes and wacky
outfits, Christmas, Easter, Hal-
loween and Thanksgiving decora-
The Women at the Well will host
a bake sale. Proceeds to benefit
mission work of the church.
Oak Grove United Methodist
Church is located at the comer of
Waters and Habana Avenues.
SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
U.S. Hwy. 41
S 106 11th Ave. NE
1 I 813-645-1714
Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F.
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
Espahol......................................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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Spring has officially sprung
in Florida. In the Panhandle the
azaleas are blooming, the pleasant
scent of orange blossoms is in the
air in central Florida, and folks
in the Keys are gearing up for
extra tourists. It also means spring
gobbler season is in full swing.
From helping hunters stay safe
in wildlife management areas,
to answering questions about
regulations, to checking for
poachers hunting over bait, Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) officers are
engaged throughout the season.
They are vital to ensuring
Florida's residents and visitors can
safely enjoy hunting in Florida for
years to come. And the fact that
peninsular Florida is the only place
in the world where hunters can
bag an Osceola turkey (one of the
five subspecies in North America)
makes it a top hunting destination.
FWC officers fill a vital role in
the state's economic as well as
They have been busy this
season already, dealing with cases
involving bait, trespassing, over-
the-bag-limit and hunting-out-
of-season in Glades, Santa Rosa,
Alachua, Duval, Polk and Osceola
However, enforcing regulations
isn't the only way in which FWC
officers contribute. The story
of the wild turkey in Holmes
County is a prime example of the
tangible impact FWC
officers have made on
conservation efforts and
the relationship they
have with stakeholders.
In 1997, Officer
Larry Morris, an FWC
officer in Holmes PrOte
County who has served Para<
since 1990, noticed a By Kati
disturbing lack of wild Division of
turkeys in the county. Comm.Re
Through his consistent
communication with landowners
and other members of the
community, he learned that others
shared his concern and were
interested in doing something
about it. Through biological
surveys, FWC biologist Larry
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Perrin led a team that confirmed
there were no wild turkeys
anywhere in Holmes County.
In 1998, the FWC closed
S Holmes County to turkey
hunting. For the next two
years, FWC biologists
and officers, including
Officer Larry Morris,
worked with stakeholders
and partner organizations
ing like the National Wild
e Turkey Federation to
rcell, trap 121 wild turkeys
enforcement from other parts of the
Panhandle and relocate
them to Holmes County.
The population boomed, as
everyone had hoped.
In addition to enforcement
efforts after the turkeys were
released, FWC officers continued
their outreach, passing along
important information from
FWC biologists. They spoke to
landowners, hunters, farmers and
others about the need to protect the
restocked birds and encouraged
them to improve the turkeys'
habitat through prescribed burning,
timber thinning and planting crops
that benefit turkeys.
Today, the restoration of turkeys
in Holmes County is considered
a huge success. There is a 16-day
spring hunting season, including
quota hunts on state lands.
Recent efforts have included
annual population surveys, public
meetings, one of which was held
in Bonifay this past February, and
continued communication by FWC
officers with members of their
While the FWC's other
divisions handle the research
and management of fish and
wildlife populations, officers in
the Division of Law Enforcement
are often involved in conservation
projects like this one. As they
interact with thousands of
members of the public each
year and spend countless hours
patrolling all of Florida's diverse
environments, they are at times the
first to learn about conservation
You can help with FWC
conservation efforts too. Attend a
regularly scheduled Commission
meeting, introduce a child to the
outdoors or talk to your local FWC
officers like Officer Larry Morris.
They can serve you better if they
know of conservation concerns,
suspected violations or other
issues in your area. Their passion
for the outdoors inspired them to
become FWC officers, and they're
here to work with you to protect
our valuable natural resources.
Safe wireless networks
* By TRESA ERICKSON
These days, having multiple
computers in the home is not un-
common, and rather than pay for
separate Internet services, many
households combine their comput-
ers under one service through a
wireless network. With such a net-
work come certain dangers. Anyone
within the network range, even the
neighbor across the street or next
door, can tap into your connection
and find out what you have been
With wireless technology, the
connection is made between com-
puters through a router that broad-
casts the signal from the Internet
provider. It is difficult to contain
where the signal will travel. Any-
one outside of your home may be
able to tap into the signal and get
into your system. Be smart about it.
Here are some tips:
Tip #1: Change the system ID
(SSID or ESSID).
Go for something unusual that will
be difficult for hackers to guess.
Tip #2: Disable identifier broad-
Get out your owner's manual on
the hardware and take the steps
necessary to stop your router from
broadcasting its SSID.
Tip #3: Enable encryption on the
Encrypting the data on your sys-
tem will make it difficult for hack-
ers to get into the system and dis-
courage some of them from even
Tip #4: Limit access to the sys-
Read your owner's manual to de-
termine how to reconfigure your
router to give access only to the
computers you specify.
Tip #5: Change the default ad-
As with the system ID, use some-
thing unusual that hackers will have
a hard time guessing.
Tip #6: Protect all of your com-
Install firewall software and anti-
virus software on all computers
within the system, and keep the
anti-virus software up to date.
Tip #7: Reduce the signal
Move the wireless access point
away to an area in the center of
the home, and if possible, reduce
the signal strength to the point that
you can still receive it but it will be
harder to detect outside your home.
Keep in mind that there could be
others, depending upon your situa-
tion. Do t. i.Niliiiim you can to pre-
vent others from hacking into your
wireless network system and steal-
ing important information or using
your system to hack into the com-
puters of others.
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Upcoming events in April at local
Hillsborough County Parks & Rec
April 16, 2013 11am-12pm
This informational seminar about hearing loss and hearing
aids is suitable for those who are unfamiliar with hearing aids
or who may be interested in learning about new technology.
Featuring: Steven Myhre, Oticon representative.
Join Hillsborough County's
Parks, Recreation and
Conservation Department in April
for fun and exciting programs.
,What: Area Special Olympics
- Equestrian Events
When: Friday, April 5, from 5
p.m. 9 p.m. and Saturday, April
6, from 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Where: Bakas Equestrian
Center, 11510 Whisper Lake Trail
Join the excitement and sup-
port the riders at the local Special
Olympics Equestrian Events.
Participants will compete in the
following categories Equitation,
Trails, Showmanship, Dressage,
Drill Team, Barrel Racing and
Pole Bending. Top riders will
advance to the State Special
Olympics in May. For additional
information, contact Beth Harre-
Orr at 813-264-3890.
>oWhat: Hillsborough County
Indoor Pickleball Championships
When: Thursday, April 11 and
Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. 5
Where: All People's Life Cen-
ter, 1605 E. Sligh Ave. in Tampa
Age: Seniors, ages 50+
Cost: $10 for first event; $15
for two events
Deadline to Register: Thurs-
day, April 4. Indoor Pickleball
Championships include a Free-
play social on Thursday morning
from 9 a.m. noon, followed
by Mixed Doubles from 1 5
p.m. On Friday, the tournament
includes Women's Doubles from
One-day event showcases
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No longer in its adolescence,
Fantasy of Hight's Mustangs &
Mustangs: Legends Havin' Fun
aircraft and automobile show cel-
ebrates its Sweet 16th birthday on
Saturday, April 13.
It marks a milestone year for the
popular, nostalgia-based event,
which is already considered one of
the largest single-day Mustang au-
tomobile shows in Florida and the
only event that showcases both the
restored P-51 Mustang aircraft and
Ford Mustang autos of all eras,
ages and styles.
The event takes place Saturday,
April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
Fantasy of Flight in Polk City.
Throughout the day, Mustang
show cars will compete for first,
second and third place trophies,
as well as a "People's Choice"
award. Meanwhile, rare, restored
P-51 fighters will perform live
aerial demonstrations. As well as
watching the hot rods and fighter
planes in action, guests also can
take advantage of children's activ-
ities, enjoy live entertainment, and
snap photos with the classic cars,
vintage airplanes and celebrity im-
Each year, approximately 450
Ford vehicles are registered in the
show. Registered participants may
have their vehicle photographed
with a P-51 Mustang airplane,
which is a highlight of the show
each year, said Terry Blakely,
President of the Imperial Mus-
tangs of Polk County, presenters
of the event along with Fantasy of
Hight. Other Mustang clubs from
across the Southeast will be par-
ticipating as well. Admission to
Mustangs & Mustangs is included
in general admission to Fantasy of
Hight; parking is $5. The show is
open to all Ford-powered vehicles
and registrations are currently be-
ing accepted. Visit www.fanta-
syofflight.com for price and reg-
istration details. A portion of the
proceeds from car show registra-
tion will go to VISTE of Lakeland,
Fla., an organization that provides
services enabling the elderly to
live independently in their own
9 a.m. noon; followed by Men's
Doubles, from 1 5 p.m. For ad-
ditional information, contact Rus-
sell Elefterion at 813-903-3482.
When: Saturday, April 13, from
8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Where: Gibsonton Recreation
Center, 6219 Symmes Road in
Age: All Ages
Hillsborough County Parks,
Recreation and Conservation
Department offers a great way to
have fun, get in shape, and help
a good cause by participating in
Gibsonton Recreation Center's
Zumbathon. Participation is $10,
and benefits those suffering of
autism. For additional informa-
tion, contact Heather Cobb at
,What: Great American Clean
Up Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
When: Saturday, April, 27,
from 8 a.m. 1 p.m.
Where: Gibsonton Recreation
Center, 6219 Symmes Rd. in
Age: All Ages
This is a community event in
conjunction with Keep Tampa
Bay Beautiful. Participants will
help clean-up and beautify the
Gibsonton Community. Free t-
shirts and giveaways will be pro-
vided while they last. For addi-
tional information, contact Albert
Rodriguez at 813-672-1120.
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Seminar will take place at the
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Free refreshments included.
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An oasis is found in Waverly, Georgia
Less than 300 miles from South County and only an hour north of Jacksonville
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I.icI. I stayed at the Horse Stamp Inn (more about
I hi. name later on) in Waverly, Georgia, literally a
dlot on the map. This delightful oasis of beauty
and serenity is just three miles west of 1-95.
Exiting the recently opened Horse Stamp --
Church Road exit on the Interstate it is a
straight line to the Inn's front gate. Turn off ,
the two lane road into the Horse Stamp Inn's .
driveway and stop for a moment, if there is ""
The view is breathtaking. The road passes
through fenced horse pastures at the end of
which is a "traditional" plantation home mini
miiansion with white columns, porches and wide
1hi i k stairway sweeping up to a double door entry.
II iII.Iit look like it has always been there but was
hiiili h a private home in 2006 so it's too new to have
Iilt' II.hadihi nal ghost stories.
h in ,tall KiI- Hutcheson, formerly of Denver, bought the
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day. Information is exchanged
about things to do and see in the
area. This is Tom's office. He is
occasionally the head chef, much
to Kris' delight. After the first
morning, everyone at the inn is
Breakfast is real food. Depending
on the availability of fresh local
produce, the day's fare might
include family favorite recipes:
omelets with grilled peppers,
onions, spinach, local sausage,
various cheeses and breads or Kris'
now famous specialty... Georgia
Peach French Toast topped with
hot peach sauce, served with slices
of local apple wood smoked bacon.
They respect guest's dietary needs
and will work with them to create
luscious satisfying breakfasts.
At about 5 p.m., more or less, the
inn serves Tom's homemade hors
d'oeuvres accompanied by suitable
wines, coffee, tea or lemonade.
The social "hour" and conversation
usually continues for hours. Then
the most momentous decision of
the day has to be made. Where do
we go for dinner?
My first night's dinner outing
was just down the road south of
the Inn in the town of Woodbine,
GA, another dot on the map and
home to Capt. Stan's Smokehouse.
Using local superlatives, this is
where you'll find "One of the most
acclaimed coastal Georgia BBQ
restaurants." It is truly unique.
The restaurant is eat-out or eat-
in. Set around a large fire pit are
picnic tables, an open air bar and
bandstand where local musicians
perform without the aid of highly
amplified instruments. They are
good and so is the food, lots of it,
and at reasonable prices. The menu
is varied enough with Cap' Stan's
smoked ribs, chicken, seafood,
oysters and Southern specialties.
Anyone should be able to find
something to their liking. Patrons
have the option of using the inside
dining room but it's not as much
If you are wondering what to do
when staying at the Horse Stamp
Inn the answers are: nothing,
something or everything. Relax,
vegetate, wander country lanes,
arrange a fishing trip through Tom,
play a few rounds at the nearby
Sanctuary Cove Golf Club or drive
east to the nearby Golden Islands
of Georgia and visit Jekyll Island
with its mansions and beaches or
St. Simons Island with its shops,
restaurants and beaches
The Horse Stamp Inn has quickly
become a magnet for weddings
and even the growing trend of
vow renewals. There are many
places throughout the property and
in the house for those romantic,
memorable photos. Kris can put
you in touch with her favorite
wedding planner, Emily Burton,
who has arranged many elegant
weddings and other functions at
the Horse Stamp Inn.
Owner, Tom Hutcheson, in his "office," preparing breakfast.
After three days as a guest at the
Inn, I departed with the feeling that
I was leaving family behind. My
wife and I plan to return in the Fall
for a "family reunion."
As to how the name Horse Stamp
originated, I've heard several
versions, but this is the one I liked
best. During the War of 1812, a
troop of horse soldiers were in the
area when an outdoor meeting, or
church service, was to be held. In
order to provide ample outdoor
space, the soldiers were ordered
to use their horses to stomp down
the tall grasses. It was then an easy
and perhaps natural transition from
stomp to stamp by the locals.
Take a look at the web page for
information about the Horse Stamp
Inn. But remember, the photos
don't really do the Inn justice. It's
even more beautiful in person and
the warmth of Kris and Tom cannot
be captured in a picture.
For more information, visit their
website at www.horsestampinn.
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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
Large yard sale. 205 Islip Way, off South
Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Thursday
through Saturday. 8am-noon. Rain date
Garage sale. 8am-2pm. Friday & Satur-
day, 4/5 & 4/6. 404 South Pebble Beach
Blvd., SCC. Something for everyone.
U.S. Paper Money WANTED (SmallorLarge)
Foreign Currency WANTED
ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS,
INGOTS, Misc. & Other Mint Bars
Paying depending on the market
at time of purchase
All dates Silver Eagles available
Beware of hotel / motel buyers
All transactions are strictly confidential.
Moving Sale Apollo Beach
4/5, 4/6 & 4/7. 6335 Cocoa Lane.
8am-5pm. Entire household. King
bed, twin beds, glass dining table w/ 6
chairs, living suite, wall units, big TV.
All excellent condition.
3 family yard sale. Lots of misc., clothes,
jewelry, tools household. Friday &
Saturday, 4/5 & 4/6. 131 21st St, NW,
High class garage sale. Thursday,
Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. 1344
Bluewater Dr., SCC. Refrigerator, radial
saw and guess what?
SCC garage sale. 2027 S. Pebble Beach
Blvd., 8am-noon. Friday, April 5. Dog
crates, women's clothes, books, VCR
tapes, pool equipment, toaster, brass
server, misc. household items.
Multi neighborhood sale. April 5 & 6,
8am-1lpm. Home decor & goods, de-
signer clothes. A little bit of everything.
620 & 621 Winterbrooke Way & 2304
Piper Glenn Court, SCC.
Friday & Saturday 8am-3pm. Apollo
Beach Blvd., to Fairway Blvd., to 545
Frandor Place. Glass table w/6 chairs,
matching sofa table, large wicker
wall unit 2 doors/ 3 shelves. TV, bike,
copier/ answering machine, telephone,
Beanie Babies, baby clothes, all
varieties of clothing & sizes, household
items. Lots misc., you don't want to
New merchandise put out daily!
open Tues-Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-4
Accepting major credit cards
93 7th Ave. NE Ruskin
813-732-5000 & 8135-601-0983
312 ESTATE SALES
310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Garage sale. 1111 El Rancho Dr., SCC.
4/3 to 4/6 8am-? Bring money
Multi family garage sale. 915 Windton
Oak Drive, Ruskin (College Chase)
Friday & Saturday, 4/5 & 4/6. 7:30am-
noon. Collectibles, military. Something
Moving. Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm.
2107 Sterling Glen Court, SCC. Furni-
ture, misc.. household items, grill, dinette
set, dining room table w/ 6 chairs.
Building a bigger &
better store to serve you.
Watch us grow!
No donations accepted until
we are in our new building
Mini.,tru of Calvir Lutherin Cihurich
Mindist RI STORE
Z )* Clothing $
Much, much more
Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
109 W. Shell Point Road Ruskin
Sat. & Sun., April 6 & 7
8 am 2 pm
12928 Prestwick Dr.
Something for everyone!
Bring your pickup
312 ESTATE SALES
Above The Rest
The Best upscale shop in the area.
Antiques, furniture, glassware, lamps,
beautiful pictures, like new Sealy
Posturepedic twin beds, Eisenberg &
Hobie jewelry & much more. Between
CVS & Winn Dixie, 139 S. Pebble
Beach Blvd., SCC.
312 ESTATE SALES
Contents Include: Frigidaire Freezer,
Beautiful Cream & Beige Sofa & Matching
Loveseat, Gorgeous Coffee, Lamp, and
Entrance Tables, Tropical Decor, Bamboo
Swivel Rockers, Bamboo End Tables,
Bahama Style Sofa & Side Chair, Beautiful
Glass-Top Bamboo/Rattan Table w/Chairs,
Leather Reclining Loveseat, Matching
Glass-Top & Wrought Iron Coffee & End
Tables, Dining Room Table w/Chairs, TV
Armoire, Beautiful Wood & Wrought Iron
Queen Bed, Bookcases, Art, Home Decor,
Glassware, Collectibles, Kitchenware,
Garage Items & Much More!
Please don't miss our other
sale this weekend at
1503 Hacienda Dr.
Fri. & Sat. April 5-6
See You There!
Nice household furniture, Drexel,
vintage chairs, 2 dining tables, recliner,
5-piece entertainment center, hand-
carved side table, S r
slate-top wine rack, I( l'
queen bedroom set, ._,
Murano, oil paintings,
and much more.
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Screen TV, Wrought Iron Table
w/Chairs, Desk, Entertainment
Center, Crystal, Collectibles, Home
Decor, Silk Plants, Kitchenware,
Pottery, Patio Furniture, Garage
Items and More!
Please park on side of sale due to
Please don't miss our other
sale this weekend at
1806 Columbine Place
Fri. & Sat. April 5-6
See You There!
Let us get done in one day
what it takes the other
guys a week to do.
We will pack-up and
pick-up one room or the
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Wrought Iron patio table w/ glass top
& 4 swivel chairs plus matching chaise
lounge. $125. 813-260-3397
360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Char-
gers, parts all related. Ronny's Carts &
Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515
395 WANTED TO BUY
Oriental jade, coral & Ivory, fine old
paintings, coins, currency, silver flat-
ware, etc. 813-610-5824
Wanted: Boat slip for a 30' boat or dock
for rent. Ruskin inlet or Apollo Beach
area. Jim 813-777-0021
425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
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izing in outside storage for RVs, boats &
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511 HOUSES FOR SALE
902 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach. $215,000.
2289sf. Large home with very open floor
plan. 2 large sliders open onto golf
course. Split bedroom with huge closet
on master side. Fenced back yard with
screened lanai. Home features bamboo
flooring & new porcelain tile. Owner
transferred, this is not a short sale.
S.L. Real Estate Service, LLC Mandra
Stewart, broker 813-741-3678
2 BR/211t ii I lih. ,1. tiledfloors, pet
friendly, covered parking at front door, ready to
move in ........................................ $46,000, make offer
1BR/1.5BA in Kings Point, FURNISHED
.................................................... $ 7 0 0 /m o
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new windows, carpoi i i ,,I 11 i ...
................................................ ....... $ 8 5 0 /m o
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511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Sundance 4 bedroom, 2bath on 3
1/2 acres. Large screen porch, shed.
Horse friendly neighborhood. Recent
upgrades. $155,000. 813-634-8077,
560 M H ON LOTS
A gated, resident-owned, waterfront,
55+ i Ibile home cImin/ nitr.
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John Lewis office 813-641-7067 cell 814-937-9978
WHATA BUY Furmished, 2 BR/1BA, 720 sq.ft. sgl.
wide with all appliances incl. washer & dryer. You also
get a 10x18 screen room, 7x10 shed, and a 10x27 car
port with cement drive. Reduced to $25,000 incl.
VERY NICE 2BR/1-3/4BA 728 sq.ft. sgl. wide with
over 800 sq.ft. in additional living space incl. a tiled
entry area & dining room & Den/3rd BR. The home
also has a laundry room with a large work/craft room
and workshop/man cave. The home is furnished and
is Selling for $65,000 incl. the share.
3BR/2BA Dbl Wide on large comer lot. Over 1500
sq.ft. in the home + over 300 sq.ft. in finished FL rm.
is home has many extras and is quality
flhroughout for $82,900 incl. the share./
611 HOUSES FOR RENT
Sun City 55+
2br/2ba/1 br/1 ba. Includes: yard
care, water, sewer, trash collection,
recreation card. No smoking, no pets
3br/1.5ba, large family & bonus room,
fenced yard. 7008 Mottie Rd., Gibson-
ton. $975 monthly plus $1,000 deposit.
Call Jody, 813-672-1933
612 APTS FOR RENT
For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly
rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542
614 DUPLEX FOR RENT
Riverview apt, 2br/lba, CHA, water,
maintenance included. Tile floors. $600
monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky
813-458-8178 or 813-641-8400
630 M.H. RENTALS
For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near
shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601-
1542 or 813- 850-7886
For Rent: Clean
Mobile Homes With
Be in Business
Call today for a showing
646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile
home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure
Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137
Let someone else do
that HEAVY work
Look in the
Business & Trade
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680 ADULT/CHILD CARE
CNA 25yrs experience. References.
Can do all daily activities. Bathing,
feeding, medications, light housework,
shopping & appointments. Call Shirley
Live-in companion assistant. Cook,
clean house, drive to appointments.
Good References. 941-243-6838 or
Light Housekeeping Grocery
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CALL (813) 645-3211
1924 to 2013
LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED REALTORS
to join our well established team. 813-468-0288
BUSY OR QUIET !! Your Choice. This 2BR/1 BA in a gated community with screened porch, carport and stor-
age. JUST $39,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515
WANT TO SEE THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR? Plant some citrus trees on this fertile acreage in Balm. Or,
if you prefer, plant vegetables or flowers or raise animals. Many choices when you purchase 18 acres with 2
dwellings, a huge steel building, a greenhouse and 5 wells. Can be divided after you purchase. $359,000.
Call with any questions and to see. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
HAIL TO HIGHGATE HONEY. Great and popular Brentwood model Kings Point condo priced way below roof
mate. 2BR/2BA with enclosed Florida room, tile throughout, motivated seller. Community amenities galore,
hospital, doctors, shopping, transportation all conveniently nearby Dont miss out on this one at $70,000.
JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
VALRICO BEAUTY! Awesome location on a cul-de-sac with a park-like yard! This spacious 4BR/3BA home
has been meticulously maintained and is loaded with special features including: an almost new 26 x 33 screened
lanai with a ceramic tile floor overlooking a very large and private, fenced yard and pond, oak hardwood floors,
security system, almost new roof & AC and much more! CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK $269,000
VERY WELL MAINTAINED 3BR/1.5BA mobile home in the age-restricted, gated community of Riverbreeze
Estates. This home has much to offer with a bright and open floor plan and an extra-large
kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space. Other features include: gorgeous lami- CALL US
nate flooring in the living area, two Florida rooms, newer A/C, newer roof over and more! YC
Amenities include: a nice clubhouse, community pool, shuffleboard and a fenced area for
parking RVs and boats. $43,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201 REAL EST
AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84
ACRE with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to 1-75. Property is zoned CG/General.
$164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd. Special features in-
clude : 1890 sq.ft. built in 2006, track lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap bath, alarm system with digital
cameras, free-standing custom-built showcases with glass tops, shelving, mahogany wood trim, loads of stor-
age. $224,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!! 3.7 ACRES (MOL) on the corner of 10th St. SW and Woodland Estates in
Ruskin. Property has zoning for a shopping center that allows manufacturing, all engineering drawings are
available to new buyers. County has already approved the plans $324,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROX-
ANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD- 12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000 CALL ROXANNE WEST-
VERY NICE 70X108 lot on a nice pond in Beautiful Bimini Bay Ready to build your dream home and choose
your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT LOT 1.6 acres to build your dream home and not be too near your neighbors.
123 acres of Lake and 900 acres of wetlands to enjoy everyday CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE
WESTBROOK 748-2201 $94,900.
FARMING OR DEVELOPING OR PRIVATE HOMESITE? What suits your fancy? Over 6 acres with lots
of possibilities! Currently has fish ponds for tropical fish farming but zoned for 26 duplexes. Quiet secluded
location but within minutes to major roadways, shopping, churches, schools, and city & county conveniences,
etc. Well, septic and storage building in place with county water available. Priced at $95,000. ROXANNE
4.7 ACRES MOL WITH COUNTY WATER AND SEWER AVAILABLE AT THE CURB. GREAT LOCATION
. This property is currently zoned for 15 single family homes. It can be yours for $124,900. Check it out and
then CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201.
RUSKIN UNIQUE WATERFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, great condition, new appliances include washer/dryer
in utility rm, bright great room leading to enclosed lanai, and breathtaking view of water and birds. Outside pri-
vate deck, 2 covered parking spaces and tropical landscaping. Resort offers restaurants, pools, tennis courts,
fishing pier and marina. Low HOA fees. $195,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
RIVERVIEW COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY: Greatly located at corner of 3 main roads, a block
from US 301, it offers over V2 acre cleared lot with shady oaks, 2BR+den/1 BA house with inside utility and
carport, and detached storage building with electric. Great business opportunity. $165,000. CALL CLAIRE
",A A.. I TORT 363-7250
PERFECT RETIREMENT MANUFACTURED HOME IN GATED COMMUNITY: Spa-
cious, mostly furnished, this Apollo Beach home offers 3BR/2BA, split BR plan, large
beautiful kitchen, inside utility, enclosed lanai, double carport, storage room and more!
Amenities include clubhouse, pool, fitness and boat ramp. Reduced to $79,900. Owner
will listen to reasonable offer. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
20 ACRES FARMLAND: Leveled, cleared, with electric, well, and large retention pond for
drainage and/or irrigation. Ready for your farming needs, or your dream home with room for family, kids and
horses! "A" zoning (5 acres per dwelling). $239, 000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
POOL HOME IN APOLLO BEACH! Nice 2BR/2BA POOL home with a huge fenced yard! Special features
include: a nice open floor plan with ceramic tile in kitchen and living area, a large screened lanai overlooking
the pool, attached two-car garage with a circular driveway! This is not a short sale or bank owned. $115,000
CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201
GREAT COMMERCIAL LOCATION! 2052 sq.ft. building with a great location on busy Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin.
Nice size lot (72x170) with circular drive and parking for 6-12 vehicles. Large reception area, 6 private offices, kitch-
en area, 1 full & 1 half bath. $150,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
FANTASTIC FIND of FOUR bedroom home with fine location. Newer listing also features 2BR, inside utility,
screened porch, lots of natural light, flowing floor plan. Deck overlooking fenced, beautifully landscaped yard,
shed. Near schools, shopping. $116,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
Donate your old functioning cell phones and drop off at our office for use by the "Victims Assistance Program."
* 4BR/2BALIKE-NEW HOUSE, perfect
condition, move-in ready! Conveniently
located close to everything, it offers split
BR plan, bright living-dining room area
with tile floors, large modern kitchen,
inside utility, 2-car garage, nice corner lot,
very low HOA. $145,000.
* GREAT PRICE REDUCTION ON
WATERFRONT HOUSE: 2BR/2BA older
Ruskin home, 100 ft. on canal going to
Tampa Bay, screened-in pool, dock, davits,
boat ramp and huge carport for RV and/
or boat. Newer roof and air conditioner,
enclosed lanai, fenced backyard, tropical
landscaping, great view of water.
Cell: (813) 363-7250 '
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710 LAWN CARE
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Gibsonton, SCC area. Free estimate
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715 FILL DIRT/HAULING
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lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Heck-
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Hate that Wallpaper?
I can remove it. Want something tex-
tured & painted. Big or small, I can do
it. Debby. 813-434-6499
Administrative assistant. Entry level po-
sition. Duties include: Dispatching, book-
keeping and what ever else needs to be
done. Potential growth to office manager
for the right person. 813-645-0381
AC tech needed Great position for flex-
ible person Top pay for experience &
good attitude. Unlimited growth potential
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incentives to dealer. Photos used for illustration purposes only, may not be actual vehicle. All vehicles subject to prior sale. Prior sales excluded. Offers cannot be combined. 3 Day Money Back Guarantee provided by
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