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State lawmakers have
filed bills that will
make it easier for
drivers to contest red
light citations.
See page 3


Follow Mitch Traphagen
on his journey through
Florida. This week he
reports on the Keys and
the Duval Crawl.
Page 12


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April 18, 2013
Volume 57
Number 13


THE OBSERVER NEWS


JOBS, JOBS, JOBS

Partnership between agencies results in

help for employers, job-seekers


* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews.net
A partnership between Tampa
Bay Workforce Alliance and the
South Shore Community Resource
Center in Ruskin is proving
helpful to people looking for
work.
Recently it has also offered help
to employers looking for people to
fill open jobs.
PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
Right, David Robinson, a recruiting
supervisor with Tampa Bay
Workforce Alliance, and Dee
Fridella, a social service manager at
Ruskin's South Shore Community
Resource Center, 201 14th Avenue
S.E., partnered together to host
mass interviews for employers
at the center twice in the last 30
days. Jennifer Aykroyd, far right,
who will be the manager of the
new Marshall's department store in
Riverview, took applications there
April 9 and 10.


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
Barry Estadt walked into the
workout room carrying the
aura of a man of youth and vigor.
His smile was infectious, his
confidence palpable. This was a


About a year ago the Workforce
opened an office in the resource
center and began keeping an
online list of jobs in the area for


man comfortable in his own skin;
a man who enjoys life and has
helped others enjoy their lives,
too.
Estadt moved to Sun City
Center six years ago after
retiring as a professor at Loyola


MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS
Sun Towers supervising therapist Bre Medlock with Barry Estadt in the facil-
ity's therapy room. "He is a fantastic success story and I am so glad he's
here," Medlock said.


use by the public.
In the last 30 days, the
partnership has found a new way
to help people find work.
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University. He is the unique sort
of educator that never stopped
being a student; he has never
stopped learning. Even as a
retiree, he still finds reasons
to wonder, to question, to seek
knowledge.
Five years ago, only a year
after moving to the retirement
community, his future suddenly
changed. Estadt was diagnosed
with Parkinson's Disease.
"The Parkinson's diagnosis can
be pretty devastating because
you don't know what is going
to happen, it effects everyone
differently," Estadt said. 'The
thing with Parkinson's is that
you don't always realize it is
happening. You start shuffling
instead of walking. I thought
that maybe I could learn to walk
again. Maybe I could learn what
I needed to do to simply put my
foot down normally again."
Parkinson's is a degenerative
disease for which there is no cure.
The impact of the disease is much


They are now encouraging
employers to use the facility to not
only post job openings, but use it
for other purposes as well.
"This is a wonderful resource
for employers," said Dee Fridella,
a social service manager at the
center. "We have the space to
encourage employers to do hiring,
training and even orientations."
David Robinson, a lead recruiter
with Tampa Bay Workforce who is
based in the Brandon office, said
two South County employers have
reached out to them in the last 30
days.
While people have been coming
in to fill out online applications
and seek work, now employers are
holding mass hirings there as well.
"This is only one of several new
programs we're hosting," said
Fridella, who until recently had
> See JOBS, page 22


Barry Estadt watching his feet walk
while in the AlterG anti-gravity
treadmill.

more than merely the physical
symptoms. Walking becomes
shuffling, voices that were once
clear and well enunciated become
soft and slurred. The Parkinson's
patient can see the effects in the
eyes and actions of friends and
loved ones. Parkinson's robs
more than mobility; it can rob the
victim of confidence and quality
of life.
Five years into his diagnosis,
those symptoms, and the impacts
on the person he had always been,
had begun. Estadt a Professor
> See GRAVITY, page 7


Riverview High School softball
alumni Beth DiPietro gets a hug at
the recent event honoring two past
and one current player.

R.H.S. softball

recognizes

current, past

players

* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
In the moments before the
opening pitch of the game in
which the Riverview High School
Sharks softball team took on
Jefferson High School, head
coach Angela Slater organized
her team into an honor guard
of sorts, to recognize a current
player, two past players and a
near-lifetime participant in the
team, her own son Cody. In the
process, the coach took the first
steps in creating a Softball Alumni
Association in the hopes that
players of the past can impact
Riverview's players of the future.
The first two alumni chosen
certainly exemplify success.
The ceremony began honoring
senior infielder Joselyn Rivera.
Rivera is graduating with a 3.7
grade point average and plans to
pursue a degree in social services.
"This by far is my favorite of
all four years. I made really great
friendships," Rivera said, referring
to her teammates. "You guys have
helped me out in my worst times
and been there for me in my best
times."
She also thanked Coach Slater
and her husband, Ronald.
"Mr. and Mrs. Slater, I have to
give a big thanks to you both for
giving me the opportunity to be
on this team these four years. It's
been wonderful to be part of 500
> See SOFTBALL ALUMNI, page 7


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State lawmakers look to put brakes on red light cameras

Bills would make it easier to contest a citation and ban ticketsfor making a right on red.


* By KEVIN BRADY
Contributing writer
Red light cameras are a little
like Justin Bieber. You're ei-
ther a true believer or think
the pint-sized warbler is the spawn
of Satan.
But relief may be on the way for
those who see red when it comes
to the controversial cameras. Bills
filed last month in the Florida
legislature will make it easier for
drivers hit with a fine to contest
the citation.
The bills would also eliminate
tickets for drivers who make a
right on red. Hillsborough County
does not issue citations for making
a right on red, all citations are re-
viewed by a Hillsborough County
sheriff before they are sent out
and deputies make allowances for
drivers who make legal right turns
on red, but the policy is far from
uniform across the state.
'I think the red light cameras
are a good idea because some lo-
cal intersections are really bad,"
said Maryann Flower, a Brandon
resident. "But they really should
tweak them a little. Perhaps those
who review the cameras for cita-
tions need to take into consider-
ation what the driver is facing, es-
pecially when it comes to making
rights on red."
Motorists might avoid getting
nabbed on the scene after running
a red light but the law makes sure
they pay up with a $158 fine. Of
that, $75 goes to the county or city
where the violation occurred with
the remainder going to the state.
The fine increases to $264 if not
paid within 30 days. No points are
assessed on a driver's license and
motorists can appeal the tickets in


traffic court.
County drivers have been navi-
gating red light cameras since
Dec. 29, 2009 when the cameras
were installed at six county in-
tersections including Brandon
Town Center and Brandon Bou-
levard and Bloomingdale Avenue


and Bell Shoals
Road. Cameras
also monitor traf-
fic at Sligh and
Habana avenues,
Waters Avenue at
Dale Mabry High-
way and Anderson
Road and Fletcher
Avenue and Bruce
B. Downs Boule-
vard. Tampa uses
the cameras to


sued 2,384 fewer citations in 2011
compared with 2010, the first year
the cameras went operational, re-
cords show.
In all, 21 states and more than 50
Florida counties and cities use the
cameras. Statewide, 404 intersec-
tions are equipped with red light


The cameras do something
law enforcement cannot do
and that is provide 24-hour,
365-day-a-year coverage.
Cpl. Troy Morgan


catch red-light runners at 24 inter-
sections in the city.
The company that installed the
cameras American Traffic So-
lutions, in Hillsborough County -
is paid $4,750 per month, per cam-
era. The company maintains 10
cameras at the six intersections.
The number of tickets issued for
running red lights at the entrance
to the Westfield Brandon mall in-
creased 44 percent in the first six
months of 2012, the last period for
which figures are available. Red-
light violations at the intersection
of Bloomingdale Avenue and Bell
Shoals increased by 24 percent
over the same time period.
Countywide, red light citations
at the six county intersections with
cameras went up by almost 2,000
when compared with the first six
months of 2011, according to fig-
ures from the Hillsborough Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office. Citations fell in
the previous year. The county is-


cameras, accord-
ing to Florida De-
partment of High-
way Safety and
Motor Vehicles.
While use of
the cameras has
increased so has
the volume of
criticism. Last
month, Bill Fos-
ter, St. Peters-
burg's mayor and


Ken Burke, Pinellas County Clerk
of the Circuit Court, called for a
citation moratorium saying the en-
tire process has serious problems
including citations for owners who
may not be driving the car when
its license plate is snapped by the
cameras. By the time those vehicle
owners are aware of the citation,
the cost of the ticket has jumped to
$264, critics say.
'The cameras do something law
enforcement cannot do and that is
provide 24-hour, 365-day-a-year
coverage," said Cpl. Troy Mor-
gan, who oversees the sheriff's
office's red-light camera program.
The program doesn't cost taxpay-
ers," Morgan said. "It is paid for
by those who run the red lights;
these are the people who fund the
program.
"You can go the sheriff's of-
fice website and watch the videos
of drivers running red lights and
judge for yourself," he said. "I


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Several cars run a red light at Brandon Town Center and Brandon
Boulevard in this video, one of four "Red-Light Runners" videos
post on YouTube by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office show-
ing local drivers ignoring red lights.


think any reasonable person would
see the need for the cameras after
watching these videos."
Detractors say the cameras make
intersections more dangerous, en-
couraging some drivers to rush
while others slam on the breaks at
the first sign of a yellow light for
fear of a ticket. A report from the
Florida Highway Patrol earlier this
year contradicts those claims.
'The most common outcome
since the installation of red light
cameras is a decrease in traffic
crashes," said the report, released
earlier this year. "Forty-three per-
cent (of the agencies overseeing
the cameras) noticed a reduction in
side-impact crashes, with 41 per-
cent experiencing a reduction in
rear-end crashes, while 56 percent


of the agencies experienced a to-
tal reduction in crashes at red light
camera intersections," concluded
the report.
While 999,929 citations were is-
sued across Florida during the re-
port's sampling period July 2011
to June 2012 only 20,064 driv-
ers decided to challenge the tickets
in court. However, more than 70
percent of those challenges were
successful with 14,065 citations
dismissed.
Some drivers don't have much
ground for appeal though.
'I talked to one driver cited mul-
tiple times at Brandon Town Cen-
ter and she just didn't understand
it," Morgan continued. I eventu-
ally had to advise her to take an-
other route."


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Positive Talk: Empowering Questions


Sometimes the most empowering
thing we
can do for
ourselves is to
ask questions. '
In a recent \
column, I
suggested
that we ask By William Hodges
ourselves
questions
concerning creativity to free up our
mind from the influences of past
programming. An online reader
of this column suggested some
additional questions we should ask
ourselves on a regular basis. The
questions are from Jay Pollock and
the comments regarding them are
mine.
What does success look
like to me? Simple question, but
I bet there are any number of us
who cannot describe in 25 words
or less how we perceive success.
Take the time to write out a success
statement so you will know when
you achieve it.
What would motivate me
to express my highest energy? In
other words, what turns you on
and how can you get some of it?
What small improvement
am I willing to make in my career/
work today? Big changes more
often than not fail because they
require too many little changes to
make them part of our lives. Look
at your job and think about some
small but important change you
could make.
How can I remind myself
to laugh often throughout the day?
Laughter is the best medicine. My
late friend, Dr. Norman Cousins,
proved that by defeating not one
but two life-threatening illnesses
with great doses of humor. In his
book The Anatomy of an Illness, he
detailed how a regimen of humor
had saved his life from a nearly
always fatal disease. The doctors
had told him he had less than a
500-to-1 chance of surviving. He
laughed at them.


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in honor of Mary

Jane Martinez
OnApril 12 Hillsborough Coun-
ty named a girls shelter in honor
of Mary Jane Martinez, the former
Florida First Lady.
County commissioners voted
unanimously to dedicate the Mary
Jane Martinez Cottage in recogni-
tion of the tremendous contribu-
tions made by Martinez. While
serving as Florida's First Lady, she
founded and served as President
of the Board of Trustees of the
Youth and Family Foundation of
Florida. This foundation provided
support to a network of organiza-
tions throughout Florida that pro-
vide shelter and crisis counseling
services with the goal of keeping
families together.
When she first started the foun-
dation, there were approximately
15 shelters across the state; due in
large part to her efforts, that num-
ber has since doubled, and more
than 500,000 youth and families
have been served statewide as a
result.
First Lady Martinez also served
as First Lady of the City of Tampa,
and devoted her life working for
positive change for children, with
20 years as librarian and mentor to
students at King High School.
For more information, contact
the Children's Services Division at
813-264-3807.


What are ten reasons why
I will succeed? For most people, it
is pretty easy for them to tell me
ten reasons why success should
elude them, e.g., I am too short...
I don't have enough financing... I
am not the right sex. Forget all that
for the moment and tell yourself
what you have that makes you
valuable. Don't stop until you get
ten specific points on paper. If you
can put more down, don't stop.
Each time you face an obstacle,
pull out your list and see what skill,
ability or advantage from your list
can be used to defeat the problem.
In what specific ways are
you going to enrich the lives of a
child, older person or stranger?
It does not have to be earth
shattering; it can be something
very simple that makes them
smile and brightens their day. For
instance, a very talented friend of
mine, Carl Day, showed me how
to make balloon animals. It would
take much more space than we
have here for me to tell you how
many smiles I have created from
these 7-cent balloons. Children of
all ages love them.
What matters most to
you? Be sure that the things you
are trading your life for are things
of lasting value. Although dollars
are important, I have seen many
people trade their life for a large
bank account, an important title, or
some other asset that was supposed
to guarantee their security, and
in the process they pushed away
those who truly love them. True
security comes from the people
who love you for what you are,
and who will be there for you no
matter what you have. Love and
friends should be a top priority.
Will these few introspective
questions unlock the universe


for us? Maybe not, but they will
take you on the path to the keeper
of the flame and with each one
you answer, you are empowered
to move forward. Our greatest
challenge is not to climb the
highest peaks, reach the stars or
conquer the seas. Rather, it is to
look deep within ourselves for that
spark that sets us apart from all
other animals. That spark, when
fanned into a flame, will cause us
to achieve the greatness that is our
destiny.
Hodges is a nationally recognized
speaker, trainer and syndicated
columnist. He also hosts an interview-
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on Government, on the Tampa Bay
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Wednesday, April 24 at 10:35 a.m.
For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger-
plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute pro-
gram that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readi-
ness.

Story Time Tuesday, April 23 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 24 at 11 a.m.
For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes,
songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute pro-
gram that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readi-
ness and social interaction.

Adult/Teen Watercolor Pencils Wednsday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Join Art Instructor, Melissa Miller-Nece, and learn the techniques of
using watercolor pencils. Limit 22. Registration required at either the
Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program
provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun
City Center.

Teen Night Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m.
Three hours of video games and animd on the large projector screens.

Family Story Time Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Sto-
ries, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this
fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may
wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy.

Cartooning Reception Saturday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Join the library for its bookmark reception and awards ceremony. En-
joy creating cartoon drawings with step-by-step instruction from Leah
Lopez. All ages are welcome. Registration required. Call 813-273-3652
or ask at the Information Desk. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore
Regional Library

Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library
helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you
would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library,
call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com.


OBSERVER NEWS 5


EarthTalk E The Environmental Magazine

Ways to get kids to go outdoors
Dear EarthTalk: My kids
just want to play videos
games and watch TV all
day. Do you have any tips
for getting them outside to
appreciate nature more?


Sue Levinson, Bowie, MD

Getting kids away from
computer and TV screens
and outside into the fresh air
is an increasing challenge
for parents everywhere. Re-
searchers have found that
U.S. children today spend
about half as much time out-
doors as their counterparts
did 20 years ago. The Kaiser
Family Foundation reports Res
that kids aged eight to 18 sh;
spend on average more than tha
seven and a half hours a day
- or some 53+ hours per
week engaging with so-called
entertainment media. Meanwhile,
the Children & Nature Network
(C&NN), a nonprofit founded by
writers and educators concerned
about "nature deficit disorder,"
finds that, in a typical week, only
six percent of American kids aged
nine to 13 plays outside on their
own.
According to Richard Louv, a
founding board member of C&NN
and author of the book, Last Child
in the Woods, kids who stay inside
too much can suffer from "nature
deficit disorder" which can con-
tribute to a range of behavioral
problems including attention dis-
orders, depression and declining
creativity as well as physical prob-
lems like obesity. Louv blames
parental paranoia about potential
dangers lurking outdoors and re-
stricted access to natural areas -
combined with the lure of video
games, websites and TV.
Of course, one of the keys to
getting kids to appreciate nature
is for parents to lead by example
by getting off the couch and into
the outdoors themselves. For those
kids who need a little extra prod-
ding beyond following a parent's


searchers have found that children who play outside more are in better
ape, more creative, less aggressive and show better concentration
in their couch potato counterparts.


good example, the National Wild-
life Federation (NWF), a leading
national nonprofit dedicated to
preserving and appreciating wild-
life, offers lots of suggestions and
other resources through its Be Out
There campaign.
One tip is to pack an "explorer's
kit" complete with a magnify-
ing glass, binoculars, containers
for collecting, field guides, a note-
book, bug repellent and band-aids
- into a backpack and leave it by
the door to facilitate spontaneous
outdoor adventures. Another idea
is to set aside one hour each day as
"green hour," during which kids go
outside exploring, discovering and
learning about the natural world.
NWF's online Activity Finder
helps parents discover fun outdoor
activities segmented by age. Ex-
amples include going on a Conifer
Quest and making a board display-
ing the different types of evergreen
trees in the neighborhood, turning
an old soda bottle into a terrarium
and building a wildlife brush shel-
ter.
Another great source of inspi-
ration is C&NN which, during
the month of April, is encourag-
ing people of all ages to spend
more time outdoors at various


family-friendly events as part of
its nationwide Let's Get Outside
initiative. Visitors to the C&NN
website can scroll through dozens
of events within driving distance
of most Americans and anyone
can register an appropriate event
there as well.
Researchers have found that
children who play outside more
are in better shape, more creative,
less aggressive and show better
concentration than their couch po-
tato counterparts and that the
most direct route to environmental
awareness for adults is participat-
ing in wild nature activities as kids.
So do yourself and your kid(s) a
favor, and take a hike!

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What tips can you offer people
who are shopping for hearing
aids?
Overwhelmed Senior
Dear Overwhelmed,
With so many
choices and op-
tions available
today, shopping
for hearing aid
that meets your
needs, lifestyle
By Jim Miller and budget can
Sbe challenging.
Here are some
tips that can help you locate a good
hearing aid provider and choose an
appropriate aid.
Choose a Provider
The first step in buying a hearing
aid is to choose a good provider.


The best option as recommend-
ed by Consumer Reports is an
otolaryngologist (an ear, nose and
throat doctor) who employs an
audiologist that fits and dispenses
hearing aids.
An otolaryngologist will first ex-
amine your ears and rule out any
medical conditions such as a tumor,
bacterial infection or ear wax that
can affect your hearing. Medicare
will cover the medical exam and
an audiologist's test if ordered by
a physician.
If you can't find a conveniently
located doctor's office that dispens-
es aids, an independent audiologist
or hearing instrument specialist is
a good alternative. To search for
these professionals in your area, see
howsyourhearing.org and ihsinfo.
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Or, if you're a veteran, be sure to
check with your nearest VA health
facility. Eligible veterans may be
able to get hearing aids for free.
During Your Visit
After you locate a provider, when
you go in for your first visit you
need to be prepared to discuss your
lifestyle and hearing needs. For ex-
ample: Do you just want to hear the
TV, or other people speaking? Do
you talk on the phone a lot? Do you
need to hear in a lot of noisy places,
like restaurants? Knowing your pri-
orities will help your provider de-
termine what style and hearing aid
technology is best for you.
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At the Fitting
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and that it does what you want it to
do. To help with this, ask to have a
"real-ear" test which measures the
match between your hearing loss
and the response of your hearing
aid.
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trial period, any nonrefundable fees


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turers allow a 30- to 60-day trial
period to be sure you're satisfied,
and provide follow-up visits to
help you with needed adjustments
or questions.
Resources
You also need to know that digi-
tal hearing aids are expensive,
typically costing between $1,000
and $3,500 per ear, and they're not
covered by traditional Medicare or
most private insurance companies.
To look for help, call the National
Institute on Deafness and Other
Communication Disorders at 800-
241-1044 and ask them to mail you
their list of financial resources for
hearing aids.
For more hearing aid informa-
tion, get a copy of the Consumer's
Guide to Hearing Aids for $5.50
plus shipping at hearingloss.org, or
call 301-657-2248.


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Gravity can't pull him down
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Emeritus from Loyola University
with a PhD in psychology, a
diplomat in counseling psychology,
a diplomat in pastoral counseling,
the founding directory of the
Loyola Pastoral Counseling
Program and, more recently, a man
teaching couples enrichment classes
at the community college in Sun
City Center, had begun to withdraw
socially due to the progression
of his disease. The long-time
professor had stopped speaking in
public due to the changes to his
voice and he suffered from back
pain due to his new difficulties with
walking.
And then he learned of a new
therapy available at Sun Towers in
Sun City Center. Just over a year
ago, as highlighted in an Observer
News article, the Sun Terrace
Rehabilitation Center at Sun Towers
had incorporated a device named
the AlterG, an anti-gravity treadmill
designed to help those who had
lost their legs adjust to the use of
prosthetics. Through the use of
an air pressurized chamber on the
lower half of the body, the device
supports the patient, preventing
them from falling down, while
cameras provide them with a view
of their feet on a screen directly in
front of them. Once in the AlterG,
patients can learn to walk again,
without fear of injury or of falling.
Supervising therapist Bre
Medlock and her staff knew the
device was capable of helping
far more people; people with a
wide variety of challenges and
disabilities.
"We've been using this for a
year but we thought this might
work with people with Parkinson's
Disease," Medlock said. "We knew
we could do this when we got it but
back then I wasn't sure then how


we would go about it. Now we are
seeing the results."
Both the AlterG and voice
therapy were recently incorporated
into Barry Estadt's therapeutic
program. The results came quickly.
Estadt said that he knew almost
immediately the anti-gravity
treadmill would make a difference.
"You can relearn balance without
losing your balance," he said. "I
can see my feet as I walk. It is
reprogramming my brain. I thought
it might work and it has worked.
It's great to be able to walk again."
What Parkinson's Disease was
taking away from Estadt, the anti-
gravity treadmill and some hard
work has given back, possibly
through forging new p.,ii .i-. in
his brain, going around the effects
of the disease in learning to walk
again.
His voice therapy regimen was
equally, if not more, intensive but
the results speak for themselves.
Estadt's voice is strong and steady
with crystal clear enunciation. The
professor who again became a
student has no trouble speaking in
public today, or even to a severely
hearing impaired reporter.
"People do try so hard to listen,
they try to hear, but after a while
they just give up," he said. "It was
my responsibility to learn to speak
louder."
As the physical symptoms of
Parkinson's have been managed, his
life began to change.
"It hasn't been that long but I am
much more confident," he said. "I
am re-energized in so many ways.
I wanted to do what I could to
improve my quality of life. My
attitude is different, my outlook
is different, my energy level is
different."
"He is a fantastic success story


and I am so glad he's here,"
Medlock said. "Now we know this
is something that can really help
people."
According to Medlock, although
Estadt had begun to suffer from
the psychological impacts of the
disease, his positive outlook played
a role, just as the anti-gravity
treadmill and voice therapy played
a role.
"It always makes a difference
having a great outlook," she said.
'There is no magic wand so what
you get out of it is what you put
into it. We can help you but you
have to help yourself, also."
With a positive outlook, some
advanced technology in a treadmill
that defies gravity and a caring
staff of therapists, Estadt did help
himself, he changed the course
of what some would think was
inevitable and he reclaimed his life.
"I am profoundly grateful for the
interest Sun Towers has taken in
clients with Parkinson's," he said.
Barry Estadt and his wife were
once extensive travelers. And now,
with his newly learned ability to
walk and talk without pain or self-
consciousness, they are embarking
on their first trip in two years. Prior
to his therapy, he didn't think he
would be able to handle the walking
involved in travel. Today he has no
such concerns. The smiling man in
cargo shorts is a man with all of the
appearances of confidence, youth
and vigor. He is a lifetime student
who is facing a challenge and is
taking it head on... and winning.
Barry Estadt has his life back.

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MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO
Riverview High School softball alumni honored recently were Beth
DiPietro and Adrienne Clark, shown above with their parents. From
left is Ann, Beth and Louie DePietro, right is Charlotte, Adrienne and
Alan Clark.

Softball alumni


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wins beginning with the district
title last year hopefully we will
bring home another one this year."
She ended with thanking friends
and her family.
\ y Mom is my number one
fan and will always be there and
my Dad is my biggest supporter
through i .'.i iling Thank you
both for being here through my
journey playing ball and through
life. I owe you both so much more
than what I could ever give you.
I love you more than words can
say."
Alumni Adrienne Clark and
Beth DiPietro had been invited to
the ceremony and the game but
they had no idea they were about
to be included in it. Both were
singled out for special honors and
are the first names to be added
to the outfield "Alumni Alley",
which will recognize distinguished
alumni.
Clark is a 2001 graduate of
Riverview High School, a 2005
graduate of Hofstra University and
received her Master's Degree from
Columbia University in 2012. In
addition to being one of the first
names added to Alumni Alley, the
team's locker room has officially
been renamed as "Clark's Castle"


in recognition of her success on
the team, her continuing success
in life and her and her family's
unwavering support of Shark
Softball.
Joining Clark in being the first
admitted to Alumni Alley was
2003 graduate Beth DiPietro.
In addition, the team's bullpen
has been officially renamed as
"Beth's Bullpen" in recognition
of her many accomplishments
on the team as well as in her life
post-high school. DiPietro, who
graduated from Auburn University,
still holds the Hillsborough
County record for strikeouts in a
single season and was chosen as
the Florida Gatorade Player of
the Year in 2003. An inductee in
Riverview High School's Wall
of Fame, she currently holds all
pitching records at the school.
Finally, Coach Slater took a
moment to recognize the near-
lifetime contribution of her son
Cody to the team, beginning from
the age of three, when he was
known as the "Dugout Bandit"
for sneaking away with snacks
and goodies from the players to
spending countless hours working
as the official scorekeeper and
occasional game announcer.


Be proactive, not reactive when it comes to your home


Innovation, change, technology, these
words have become the buzzwords
of the 21t century business. Change
can be a good thing when the change
is necessary and done at a careful
and measured pace. However in the
mid 1980s a change occurred that the
residents of Sun City Center are still
feeling the effects of today. A new
product was introduced to the plumbing
market that at the time was touted as
a time and money saver, that product
was polybutylene pipe also known as
grey pipe. The grey pipe was meant to
be a more affordable replacement for
the antiquated copper and galvanized
pipe that had been used previously. It
was only a short time before problems
became apparent.


It is believed that oxidants in the
public water supplies, such as chlorine,
react with polybutylene piping and
acetal fittings causing them to scale
and flake and become brittle. Micro-
fractures result, and the basic structural
integrity of the system is reduced. Thus,
the system becomes weak and may
fail without warning causing damage
to the building structure and personal
property. It is believed that other factors
may also contribute to the
failure of polybutylene These ins
systems, such as potential
improper installation, but thousands
it is virtually impossible unneces:
to detect installation
problems throughout an entire system.
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home. They are the best at what they do
and it will show in the finished product.
So you may be asking why replace
the pipe if I have never had problems?
In order to sell your home a prospective
buyer must be able to insure the
new home. Almost all
tions could insurance companies are
;ave you not writing new policies
costly and unless a full replacement
Repairs. of the polybutylene pipe
has been done.
Howie's Sun City Center Plumbing
not only offers re-pipes but 24/7
emergency services in the
event that the unexpected
happens. Howie's also
offers camera inspections
of your drain lines using
state of the art fiber optic
cameras. At the completion
of each inspection you will
be provided with a copy
of your inspection so you
can rest assured that your
SM problem is being handled
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inspections could potentially
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Season update: East Bay flag football
by Michael Cooper

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East Bay opened the season with a tournament in Palm Coast at Ma-
tanzas High School. The team practiced at Flagler Beach and came
home 2-0. From left: Nicole Lock, Quiana Jean-Baptiste, Ternisha
Noelzinord, Madeline Hornacek, Hayley Manning, Fre'deja Hayes,
Tiana Hill, Destinee Byrd, Charelle Shaw, Tyler McFarlane, Ashley
Dominguez, Tabitha Willis, and Jada Lester.


The East Bay Indians girls flag
football is off to a 6-2 start. The
team will have played three games
at press time and next Tuesday,
April 23, East Bay hosts the Dis-
trict 13 tournament. Bloomingdale
is #1 seed and East Bay is #2. Op-
ponents for both have not yet been
determined. Game times are 6 and
7:30 p.m. For more information
go to www.ebhsgirlsflagfootball.
com.
3/16 EBHS (1-0) over Spruce
Creek (2-1) 45-0. East Bay opens
the 2013 season with a win at a
Matanzas High School tournament
in Palm Coast. QB Madeline Hor-
nacek threw for 109 yards and 4
TDs to Jada Lester, Jarmeela Shaw
and Nicole Lock. She also rushed
for 48 yards and a TD and had 1
reception for 24 yards and a TD.
WR Nicole Lock threw 1 pass for
a 24 yard TD. On defense Hayley
Manning led the team with 8 flag
pulls and 5 sacks. Destinee Byrd
had 7 flag pulls, 1 sack and a punt
return for a TD.
3/16 EBHS (2-0) over St. Jo-
seph (0-3) 20-13. Also at Matan-
zas, Hornacek rushed for 42 rush
yards and 1 TD and threw for 227
yards and 2 TDs. Lock had 143
reception yards and 2 TDs. Tiana
Hill led the defense with 1 INT
and 7 flag pulls.
3/19 Plant City (1-0) over
EBHS (2-1) 22-14. Madeline
Hornacek had 1 rush TD and threw
for 199 yards and 1 TD. Shaw
had 89 reception yards and 1 TD.
Lock had 66 reception yards and


led the defense with 9 flag pulls.
Tyler McFarlane had 7 flag pulls.
3/21 EBHS (3-1) over News-
ome (0-2) 19-0. Hornacek threw
for 240 yards and 2 TDs. Kayla
Cyrus had 1 rush for 42 yds and
a TD. Lock had 2 TD receptions.
Hill had an INT in the endzone to
preserve the shut out. McFarlane
led with 7 flag pulls.
3/25 EBHS (4-1) over Riv-
erview (1-2) 20-6. Hornacek
threw for 195 yards and 3 TDs.
Lock had 108 reception yards and
2 TDs. Shaw had 72 reception
yards, 1 TD, and 2 INTs. Byrd
led the defense with 11 flag pulls
and 2 sacks. McFarlane had 7 flag
pulls, 1 sack.
3/28/13 EBHS (5-1) over Spoto
(0-3) 26-6. Hornacek threw for
201 yards and 4 TDs. She had 2
INTs defensively. Lock had 105
reception yards and 4 TDs. Cyrus
led the defense with 7 flag pulls,
1 sack.
4/01/13 EBHS (6-1) over Du-
rant (2-2) 12-7. Hornacek threw
for 141 yards and a TD to Shaw
who had 65 reception yards. Cyrus
had a 66 yard TD run. Cyrus led
the defense with 8 flag pulls fol-
lowed by Quiana Jean-Baptiste
with 7 flag pulls and 3 sacks. Byrd
had 6 flag pulls and Lock had 2
INTs.
4/08/13 Bloomingdale (7-2)
over EBHS (6-2) 19-13. Hornacek
ran for 43 yards and a TD. She
threw for 139 yards and a TD to
Shaw who had 78 reception yards.


Public meeting on Sun City MHP water
pipeline construction
The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a
public meeting on Tuesday, April 23, to discuss a project that connects
the Sun City Utilities Water System (Sun City Mobile Home Park) to
Hillsborough County's water distribution system.
The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Ruskin Neighborhood Ser-
vice Center, 201 14th Ave. SE in Ruskin.
The mobile home community is located in Ruskin, east of U.S. High-
way 41 and south of the Little Manatee River. Residents are currently
Hillsborough County water customers and are provided drinking water
from two wells, which are showing signs of possible saltwater intrusion.
The project will construct a water pipeline from an existing connection
at 24th Avenue SW and 7th Street SW in Ruskin, including crossing
beneath the Little Manatee River, to the mobile home park. The project
also includes the installation of four new fire hydrants.
The $600,000 project is in the design phase, with construction sched-
uled to begin in spring 2014. The project is funded through the Water
Enterprise's Capital Improvement Program.
County staff will be at the meeting on April 23 to talk about the project,
and to answer any questions residents may have.
All meeting facilities are accessible in accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act.
For more information, call Steve Valdez, Citizen Services Manager, 813-272-5275.


Trunk sale in Ruskin
The Ruskin Woman's Club is holding a trunk sale today, Thursday, A1
18 from 3 to 7 p.m., featuring fashion and jewelry.
The event location is 503 Tamiami Trail in Ruskin, and a $10 donat
is requested.


Go fly a kite
The Annual Kite Fest, sponsored by Apollo Beach Beautification
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You, me and business: Mining for Ideas


Last Friday, the staff and I attended
the spring regional meeting of the
Florida Association of Chamber
Professionals in Tampa. There were
executive directors and membership
directors from Dade City
to Clearwater Beach
and all of the Bay area,
gathered to compare notes
and share best practices.
And even though some
represented large tourist-
destination chambers and By Dana
others represented small Executive
rural area chambers, we SCC Cha
all had issues in common. Commerc
How to bring in new
members. Tips for retaining the
members we already have. How
in increase non-dues revenue to
finance our business development
and public policy programs.
It's natural to want to compare your
business with others in your industry,
especially those with the same size
and structure as yours. Apples to
apples, right? Realtors compare their
inventory of properties and sales to
other Realtors. Hotels compare their
amenities, rates and service to other
hotels. Banks compare interest rates
and checking packages. Often times,
we do more than just compare. We
"steal" each other's best practices.
And that's perfectly ok to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once
stated "imitation is suicide." He
was referring to the human soul
and living an authentic life, not
copying marketing strategies
or fundraising ideas. Emerson
understood that each soul is unique
and patterning ourselves after others
kills our individuality. But that isn't
necessarily so in the competitive
business market.
Did you ever notice where you
find a McDonald's, there's a Burger
King across the street? That isn't
exactly an accident, folks.


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Here at the Chamber we often go
online to other Chamber's websites
to see i% ha ilk. 've got we can copy.
There are a lot of great ideas out
there to snag. But we don't go to the
websites of small rural
chambers in Florida. We
go to the websites of the
,, largest and best in the
country. Face it, if the
small rural chamber had
so many great ideas and
ittmar, programs, it probably
director wouldn't still be small.
ber of If we're going to grow
and expand and offer the
best support for our local
businesses, we want ideas from the
best out there.
And we don't just go mining in
the websites of other Chambers,
either. We look at trade associations,
business alliances, and even
union websites to see what is new
and innovative out there. If an
organization exists to support any
industry, we want to know what
they're doing and how they're doing
it.
All businesses need to do a
competitive analysis with their direct
competition. To ignore your biggest
nemesis down the street? Now that's
suicide. But to increase your odds
of finding new and inventive ideas,
look to best practices from best-in-
class companies in other industries.
That's where you will find some
great programs, services, and extra
touches that will set you apart from
your competition, impress your
current and potential customers, and
get that cash register to ring!
Next month, the staff and I are
headed to Melbourne on the east
coast to the FACP statewide spring
conference. Just wait 'til you see
what great ideas we steal from there!
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Talent agency
holds Brandon
auditions May 4
On Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m., the Central Florida Talent
Agency (CFT) will hold auditions
in the auditorium of the Florida
Academy of Performing Arts. No
appointment is necessary.
Meghan Latare, an agent from
CFT Agency, is visiting FAOPA
and holding auditions for represen-
tation with her agency. CFT repre-
sents a variety of commercial, film,
fashion models and actors and has
booked national ads for such com-
panies as Gatorade, Arm & Ham-
mer, Bealls, and Children's Place.
In addition, Meghan has booked
talent on several national TV
shows, such as Magic City on
Starz and Fatal Attractions on
Animal Planet. Recent feature film
bookings include Tooth Fairy Two,
starring Larry The Cable Guy and
Sunlight Jr., starring Naomi Watts
and Matt Dillon.
Go dressed in nice jeans and a
nice shirt and come prepared with a
recent photo or professional head-
shot and audition material, such as
a monologue and/or a commercial.
If you do not have audition mate-
rial prepared, you will be provided
with a commercial to cold read for
the agent.
FAOPA is located at 402 Oak-
field Dr. in Brandon (inside Music
Showcase). For more information
call 813-490-2787.

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Learn how to become a member, browse, search, and buy items on
Craigslist. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended.
Craigslist: Listing & Selling April 18 3:45 p.m.
Learn how to create a listing, and sell items on Craigslist. Basic mouse
and keyboarding skills are recommended.
Managing Media April 19 3 p.m.
Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn
how to transfer and download digital content.
Email: Open an Account April 23 3 p.m.
Open an email account, compose and send a letter. Basic mouse and
keyboarding skills are recommended.
Email: Messages April 23 3:45 p.m.
Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding
skills are recommended.
Email: Attachments and Address Books April 25 3 p.m.
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MOSI to celebrate Earth Day
MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) will celebrate Earth Day on
Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bay area residents can get up close with nature at this weekend cel-
ebration commemorating both Earth Day and Astronomy Day. Guests
can learn what is involved in making a butterfly-friendly garden or create
their own birdhouse. There will be Butterfly and Tree Garden tours, lo-
cal eco-business vendors and opportunities to explore the WaterVentures
Learning Lab, a 53-foot traveling science center featuring a hands-on
look at Florida's diverse watersheds, water conservation, and recycling.
And since Astronomy Day falls on the same day, guests can also blast
off for a day of space activities at MOSI. Meet a real NASA scientist and
discover the future of space exploration and what NASA is planning for
the future. Afterward, travel to the Moon in MOSI's newest permanent
exhibition Mission: Moonbase.
MOSI Outside is included with admission and is free for members.
MOSI is located at 4801 East Fowler Ave. in Tampa. For more informa-
tion, call 813-987-6000 or visit MOSI.org.


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C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273.


Pixie
Pixie is a sweet little female who
was brought to the shelter with
three buddies. She has bounced
back from her early misadventures
to be a real little lover who loves
to be held by volunteers and gets
her motor going right away. She
also has a wonderful orange hue to
her fur. Please come into C.A.R.E.
soon and take Pixie along to her
forever home. Pixie has been
spayed, microchipped, and brought
up-to-date on her shots.
DOB: Sept. 2, 2005.


Lexi
Lexie is a darling Hound mix
who was found all alone on the
side of the road. She is a happy
puppy who loves everyone. She
will flip onto her back and wiggle
until you pet her belly. She has the
cutest floppy ears and a big smile,
too. Lexie is also interested in the
other dogs she sees in the play
yards. Lexie is starting obedience
training at the shelter. As part of
her adoption, Lexie will be spayed,
microchipped, and brought current
on her shots.
Approx. DOB: Feb. 2, 2013.


Feline Folks know how to party
Jackie Irovando (left) and Carol Gault, both board members of non-
profit Feline Folks, take a break during the recent Karaoke Dance
Party fundraiser on April 13. More than 200 people showed up and
30 brave singers took the microphone while DJs Tito and Debi spun
the songs. The group thanks Winn Dixie for its sponsorship. Carol
and husband Norm take care of the kittens and cats until they are
adopted. For more information, call 813-545-7611.

Hurricane Expo encourages residents
to survive, thrive and stay alive
Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, in partnership with MOSI,
will host the 2013 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturday, June 1, at the Museum of Science & Industry.
Admission to the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo is free, and will include
access to MOSI's Astronaut Training Adventure. In addition, Tampa
Bay Hurricane Expo guests can enjoy MOSI exhibit galleries and one
standard IMAX Dome Theatre* film for only $8 per person (children
under 2 admitted FREE). *Special engagement films and exhibits, in-
cluding Sea Monsters Revealed, are not included.
At the Expo, attendees will learn what to do before, during and after a
storm. Residents will learn the importance of having a solid disaster plan
in place well in advance so that they can quickly recover after a storm.
Additionally, Radio Disney has partnered with the Expo and will provide
kid-friendly entertainment, games and other activities, while the adults
enjoy a variety of speakers and vendors. Attendees also will have the
chance to win one of two Kindle Fire HDs.
Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo attendees will be able to attend question-
and-answer weather panels, held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., to hear from me-
teorologists representing local news stations and the National Weather
Service. Additionally, a resiliency/survivor's panel will be held at 10
a.m. where guests can hear real stories from people who have experi-
enced and recovered from a disaster, along with expert advice on prepa-
ration techniques to protect themselves and their home.
For more information and the latest news on the Tampa Bay Hurricane
Expo or to become a vendor/sponsor, visit www.TampaBayHurricane-
Expo.com.


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precision in performing bone cuts
that adhere to the desired surgical
plan. This approach is intended to
minimize trauma to the bone and
surrounding tissue and help ensure
proper implant and leg alignment.
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SDozens walk for Lord's Lighthouse


Saving Sammi
Local FFA chapter rescues dog from gloomy future
* By KATHLEEN McCLURE, PHS place for the one year old, female
FFA Reporter dog, named Sammi, near the
Palmetto High School Future students at the ag lab at Palmetto
Farmers of America (FFA) is High. There she will be fostered
always looking for new ways to out from the shelter so that the FFA
help the community and on April chapter and agriculture students,
4 the chapter found an opportunity in the Veterinarian Assisting class
in an American bulldog-mix on can work with and train the dog
death row. When the dog was while giving her the medication to
found previously, a serious skin improve her present skin condition.
condition known as demodex This way the dog's adoptability
mange convinced the rescue will greatly increase, ensuring her
shelter the dog would be difficult a bright future in a new home.
to place. Animal Service is The chapter received Sammi
working towards becoming a 'No April 9 and she will stay with the
Kill Shelter.' Animal Service lacks Palmetto agriculture students for
space and the canine's chances as several months while the students
a future pet were slim. She was work with her, then she will
found February 27 but the shelter be returned to the shelter to be
couldn't treat her there and no one adopted.
would adopt her so they turned to Many dogs like this one exist in
Palmetto FFA as a last resort to all local shelters. You can help by
avoid putting her down. donating or adopting rescue pets.
Palmetto FFA advisor and If you are interested in adopting
agriculture teacher, Julie Tillett, Sammi contact Julie Tillett at
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a mile or two to benefit the Lord's
Lighthouse, an organization that is
currently helping 1,200 local families
in need. Lord's Lighthouse is run
by Pastor Bill Cruz, along with his
wife Dora, who, when they took
their marriage vows also vowed to
dedicate their lives to ministering
to the poor and needy, and that
has been their successful mission
since their wedding day in 1952. The
couple became involved in missions
throughout the United States and
Puerto Rico and arrived in Florida
in 1982. Upon learning the plight
of many farm workers and their
families, they pledged to do all they
could to help. Friday's walk-a-thon
was designed to raise money for
the mission and the 1,200 families
in need of their services. Numerous
businesses from around South
Hillsborough and Tampa Bay pitched
in to help, with their employees
lacing up their walking shoes to
help others. For information about
the Lord's Lighthouse Ministry and
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rd Key West and the islands and water surrounding it are an unquestionable paradise, even to a


Doing the Duval Crawl


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
In the early 1990s, Key West
had its own television series,
kind of like "Dallas" or "Mi-
ami Vice" except with a handful
of viewers instead of millions. In
the series, Seamus, played by actor
Fisher Stevens, was a New Jersey
factory worker who won the state
lottery. He immediately took his
winnings, quit his factory job and
drove to Key West to live the idyl-
lic life as a wealthy writer.
When Seamus first arrived in Key
West, he didn't actually stop he
drove past Mile Marker 0, straight
into the water and then, for good
measure, shot his sinking car. That
eventually drew the attention of
the affable yet commanding, com-
petent yet ditzy (possibly stoned)
town police officer who told him
that "killing a car is not a crime" in
Key West, but he couldn't park it in


the water. Instead of
writing him a ticket,
the officer instead
wrote directions to
the tai chi sessions
he holds each morn-
ing on the beach.
That police officer Part two in a,
became one of a
group of Seamus'
new friends, which also included a
recovering alcoholic town mayor,
a gruff backwater bar owner (who
also gently looked out for the may-
or), a bar stripper and a waitress, a
Rastafarian who dabbled in Voo-
doo, and a high-class prostitute.
Seamus soon lost his lottery win-
nings to past life mistakes but he
stayed on in Key West, getting a
job at the weekly newspaper work-
ing for a blind, yet all-seeing pub-
lisher with sky high standards and
the wisdom of the ages.
When the single season of Key


West aired on network television,
I was a fledgling company man
with a cubicle on the
45th floor of a sky-
scraper and a nice
View of beautiful but
/ far-too-often-frozen
Minneapolis. That
show was my first in-
S production to Florida
series that didn't include
mosquitoes, retire-
ment communities
or freeway-rest-area murderers. I
wanted a scooter and a typewriter
under a palm tree from which to
bang out the news of the quirky
town. I wanted friends like Seamus
had. I wanted Key West.
Twenty years later, Michelle and
I watched the sunset from Key
West's Mallory Square, along with
hundreds of other people and a guy
juggling swords and flaming torch-
es while staying upright on a 15-
foot-high unicycle. After the sun
set into the waters of the Gulf of
Mexico, the unicyclist disappeared


into the crowd and we began the
Duval Crawl, along with hundreds,
if not thousands of other tourists.
"Dakota" is an attractive young
woman who claimed, somewhat
ironically, to be from the Carolinas.
She and I were involved in a con-
versation when Michelle returned
from a trip to the ladies room. Da-
kota said she came down to Key
West for spring break to work in a
strip club. We had a nice chat, Da-
kota thanked us for it, and then she
went off to see if anyone wanted a
lap dance. She was a nice young
lady who hoped to someday return
to a job working as a flight atten-
dant for an airline.
There is no shortage of bars and
restaurants along Duval Street, Key
West's famous main drag. We first
found an open-air place serving
Gulf-fresh shrimp tacos and then
set out to check out the nightlife.
Shops open into the wee hours and
bars abounded along the street, most
of which were blaring ear-splitting
music or the equally ear-splitting


shouted conversations and drunken
laughter from the spring break-
ers that had packed into the island
city. We wanted something a little
quieter, something that offered the
possibility of conversing without
having to put on airs or having to
push aside ferns. Which is how we
ended up at the Red Garter Saloon.
It wasn't our first time.
Fifteen years ago we made our
first trip to Key West, much young-
er, far more naive and on a strict
budget. A friend told us about a
cheap motel near the Naval Air
Station where rooms could be had
for $60 a night. We found out then,
as remains true now, that there is
more happening on Duval Street
in the middle of the night then in
the middle of the day. We were
walking past various nightclubs
when a bouncer told Michelle there
would be no cover charge if she
wanted to go into his nightclub as
they were hoping to attract more
female customers. The entrance to
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the club, a strip club, was down
an alley. Michelle loves nothing
more than a bargain so we spent the
night talking over a few cocktails
while women took (most of) their
clothes off on a stage well behind
us in the Red Garter Saloon. Later,
we walked back to our cheap motel
down the darkened, quiet streets of
the city at the end of America.
Today there are no cheap motels
in Key West and the Red Garter
Saloon is far more upscale than on
our previous visit, complete with
a newly remodeled entrance that
fronts Duval Street. As we walked
past, Michelle struck up a conver-
sation with the 2013 version of the
bouncer, a friendly man that could
no doubt tear me limb from limb.
She mentioned how years ago we
didn't have to pay a cover charge.
The bouncer told us the alley en-
trance still exists and no cover
would be charged if we went in
there.
Today, the alley has also gone up-
scale; what was once a dark space
with a doorway to a strip club is now
filled with neon light and small,
outdoor eateries. We found the
entrance and found ourselves back


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in the Red Garter Saloon, which is
how we met Dakota. While spend-
ing an evening in a strip club may
appear unseemly, on the upside
the bouncers ensure there are no
spring break behavioral problems
and it's a place to have a cocktail
and still be able to enjoy a conver-
sation without shouting. Besides,
it's something Seamus would have
done.
Florida is widely considered to
be the weirdest state in the U.S.
and Key West
is where the Iwantedasc
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immediately
surrendered, in the process making
a request for federal funds (it wasn't
entirely in jest the federal fund-
ing was hoped for to protect some
of the wild places on and around
the island). It is one of America's
most beautiful and unique cities,
filled with tourist junk and great
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The Southernmost House is a popular and beautiful tourist destina-
tion. Across the street is the Southernmost Corner Office.


home, complete with the descen-
dants of his six-toed sloths (cats)
and the Southernmost Point in the
U.S. (along with the Southernmost
House, the Southernmost Offices,
the Southernmost Hotel and more).
Yet despite sharing the same state,
it's a world away from South Hills-
borough, a notion reinforced by a
long drive in slow moving traffic
through the Keys on U.S. 1. In fact,
from here it is probably faster and
easier to drive to Ft. Myers and take
a fast ferry to the
oteranda island. Key West
Sis actually closer
palm tree to Havana than it
ang out the is to Miami.
rky town. I But for most of
like Seamus us, particularly
anyone coming
Key West. from a grey-skied,
snowy state, the
drive on U.S. 1 is like a stroll
through Nirvana. The Keys are an
eye-popping Shangri-La of small
islands and beautiful, turquoise
water, a paradisiacal pearl necklace
strung together by a mostly two-
lane highway. In Key West, every
sunset is a festival and the entire
experience of being in the Keys
is something that should be expe-
rienced at least once. The awe-
inspiring beauty easily masks the
more-than-occasional dumpiness.
Seamus probably couldn't live in
Key West without his lottery win-
nings today, certainly not while
working for a weekly newspaper.
In fact, many of the workers in the
stores and restaurants are bussed
in from Miami, Homestead and
Florida City. It is not a cheap city
and some of the weird charm has
disappeared with the skyrocketing
real estate values.
But not every change is bad
change today the general de-
bauchery may be somewhat less
(the old guy wearing the tie-dyed
diaper from our last visit seems to


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Key West particularly comes alive at night with a riot of color and
tourists doing the Duval Crawl, along the town's famous main
drag.


have moved on) but more families
and children appear to be enjoying
Key West than in years past. To me,
that's a good thing and adds color
and dynamics to an already color-
ful city. Although very touristy
in spots, there is no real danger of
Key West turning into Disney any-
time soon. With some exploration,
you can escape the well-trod places
and find the real vibe of the islands.
It's still there. Hopefully it always
will be.
It is difficult to leave Key West. In
the rear view mirror of both the car
and life, the island is like a dream,


isolated from some of the strife
of the normal world. And dreams
are visible here, on the faces of the
tourists young and old, in Dakota's
fresh and somehow not-yet-cynical
face, even in the antics of a fictional
character on a 20-year-old televi-
sion program. Perhaps somewhere
there is a palm tree waiting for me,
to provide some shade while bang-
ing out stories on an old typewriter.
Put on your explorer's cap and
join us next week in taking offfor a
change in longitude and time zone
on a remote, historic island miles
west ofKey West.


Sloppy Joe's is a favorite tourist hangout on Duval Street but ac-
cording to a competing establishment's sign, Captain Tony's, just
around the corner, is the original Sloppy Joes. There is a lot of that
sort of thing in Key West.


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Commentary: Evil remains outnumbered


APRIL 18, 2013


As of this writing there are few
answers in the tragic bombing
that took place near the end of
the Boston Marathon on Monday,
but the painful results are already
known. Three innocent people
are dead, including one eight-
year-old child, and at least 170
have been injured, some severely
and likely permanently.
A very smart Facebook friend
of mine wrote that the bombing
was "beyond comprehension."
Indeed it is. What sort of person
(or people) could willfully set out
to kill and maim other innocent
people, people that have never
done anything to them and that
they don't even know? What sort
of person could be so consumed
by hate that they feel compelled
(or worse, feel a "right") to
destroy innocent lives. Such
an act will be a permanent scar
for those on the scene and the
repercussions will continue to
echo for thousands of miles and
years to come.
It is easy enough to simply say
that people are evil and humanity


is going down the tubes, but that
wouldn't be accurate. The person
or persons who did this are evil,
just as those who flew airliners
filled with innocent people
into buildings, also filled with
innocent people, were evil. But
not everyone is.
I do know this: the police
officers, firefighters and EMTs
who rushed into the bloodied
chaos vastly outnumber those
who choose the cowardly act of
killing innocents and spewing
the hatred with which they are
consumed. According to the
Boston Globe and other news
outlets, bystanders, themselves
no doubt in shock, continually
asked the first responders, "How
can I help?" In doing so, they
all showed the world that evil is
indeed outnumbered.
I don't have the statistics to
back it up but I know in my heart
that the men and women of the
Hillsborough County Sheriff's
Office, Hillsborough County Fire
Rescue, and those in our hospitals
greatly outnumber those who


seek to do evil, harm
and damage. Even if
the sheer numbers don't
support my feeling,
I know their spirit,
courage, and absolute
dedication to rushing Comn
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the scope of the tragedy,
regardless of their own mitch@obs
personal safety, ensures
that they are immensely
stronger in heart and will than
those who seek to do evil. The
bad guys will never win as long as
we have good guys such as these.
Some people are evil. Some


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people are so
consumed with
inexplicable hatred that
they insist on spewing
it upon innocents in
an effort to make an
entary incomprehensible
raphagen point. And perhaps
that is how it should
vernews.net remain. They don't
deserve understanding
or our comprehension.
They merely deserve the full
measure of justice, which, by
itself, can never replace what they
have taken with their cowardice,
but is the best that we, as a


civilized society, can do.
What happened in Boston on
Monday was indeed beyond
comprehension. I have little
interest in the spittle-strewn
justifications of a hate-consumed
coward. The police officers,
firefighters, EMTs and bystanders
rushed in to help in the chaos
and it will be those same people
who will be standing tall when
justice is ultimately delivered.
And it will be delivered. The
good people of this world vastly
outnumber the evil. As long as
that remains true, those who are
evil will not and cannot win.


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'The 500 Girls Mural Project'

is launched
In celebration of the Viva Florida 500 (Florida's 500th Anniversary),
noted artist and educator Paula (Pollyzoom) Allen has launched the "500
Girls Mural Project," involving area girls in the creation of a community
mural depicting women who have made a significant difference in Flor-
ida history. Among those featured will be Senator Helen Gordon Davis
who founded The Centre for Women in 1977.
The project is for girls aged 5-12, who must be accompanied by an
adult. The dates are all on Saturday: May 11, June 22 and July 20. The
mural painting will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $5 per
girl.
The Centre for Girls is located at 105 W. Sligh Ave. in Tampa. For
more information, call 813-231-3404.


Hillsborough co-hosts Fair

Housing Conference April 19


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Hillsborough County is co-spon-
soring the Housing Choices, Free
of Discrimination conference, a
Fair Housing training for hous-
ing providers, real estate agents,
property managers, attorneys,
government officials, apartment
personnel, and homeowners. The
conference is Friday, April 19,
from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the
Centre Club, 123 S. Westshore
Blvd. in Tampa.
The cost of the Housing Choic-
es, Free of Discrimination confer-
ence is $35, including lunch, at
the door. Registration is online at
www.GTAR.org or by phone at
727-464-4801.
Topics covered include:
Fair Housing litigation and en-
forcement
The Department of Housing
and Urban Development's Equal
Access Rule: sexual orientation,
gender identity and marital status
Fair Housing law in today's
world: internet ads, reasonable ac-
commodations and modifications


Diversity marketing on the In-
ternet: what it is and how to de-
velop a diversity-friendly website,
including anti-discriminatory ad-
vertising guidelines.
Special guest speakers include:
Michael Maurer, Deputy Chief,
Housing and Civil Enforcement
Section, Civil Rights Division of
the U.S. Department of Justice
Avery Friedman, CNN legal
correspondent and civil rights at-
torney
Chuck Bonamer, National Fair
Housing trainer, who will present
the topic of Diversity Marketing
on the Internet
Real estate agents will earn three
hours of state-approved continu-
ing education credits. Approval for
CLEs for attorneys is pending.
Attendees requiring special ac-
commodations, including the pro-
vision of auxiliary aids or servic-
es, should contact Mark Esparza
at 727-464-4801, 464-4062 (V/
TDD) or email mesparza@pinel-
lascounty.org.


East Bay FFA awarded
environmental grant, holds
wildlife photography contest
The East Bay FFA Chapter in Gibsonton received a $2,000 grant from
the National FFA Organization's Living to Serve: Environmental Grant
program and has been working on a year-long environmental project.
The Living to Serve: Environmental Grants are provided through fund-
ing from CSX, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
The East Bay FFA Chapter project includes plans to promote wildlife
education and to assist Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary in Wimauma. As part
of the project, East Bay FFA members are creating and installing edu-
cational signs for each animal species residing at the sanctuary, having
a wildlife photography contest, participating in Ag-Literacy Day to read
books about agriculture and wildlife to local elementary children and
plan on hosting a wildlife awareness and education day.
The photography contest is open to school-aged youth and adults. Pho-
tographs will be divided into four classes; Florida wildlife color or black
and white, and non-native-exotic wildlife color or black and white.
Wildlife may include any wild, non-domesticated (no pets or livestock)
animal, bird, insect or marine animal. The deadline to submit photo-
graphs is Friday, May 3.
Interested contestants may contact Kim Willis at Kimberly.willis@
sdhc.kl2.fl.us or pick up the contest rules at the Student Affairs Office at
East Bay Senior High School, 7710 Big Bend Rd. in Gibsonton.
Winning entries (and others, space permitting) will be displayed at the
South Shore Library in Ruskin beginning May 10. Division winners,
1st through 3rd prizes, will receive rosettes and Best of Show will also
receive a $25.00 check.


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11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and are
$10 in advance, $13 at the gate
(plus applicable fees). VIP tickets,
which include food, drinks and
preferred seating close to the stage,
are $50. Kids under 12 are free. For
more information and tickets, visit
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or call 800-514-3849.
The festival offers a large main
stage for Latin music, featuring Son
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Bay's best gourmet food trucks will
be there, including 2012 and 2013
Cuban Sandwich Festival Winner
Michelle Faedo's On the Go, along
with tasty treats from street vendors
and area restaurants.
Join Greg Richardson, from
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Latin Events), on the 16'x16'
festival dance floor while the
bands are on break for group
lessons in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata
and more.


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Every Tuesday -Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for all Elks
and their guests.
Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for
all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.
Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chef's Special for all Elks
and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday, April 29 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7
per person. Menu: One-half baked chicken with all the trimmings. Only
50 tickets will be sold.
The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment
located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089.

Pigs in the Park ... ing Lot
comes to town May 17
The SouthShore Chamber of Company name/logo listed on
Commerce is gearing up for its any and all literature for Pigs in
Pigs in the Park...ing Lot BBQ, the Park...ing Lot including press
Beer, Blues & Business EXPO, set releases and newspaper ads.
L for Friday, May 17, from 4 to $30 in 'Pork Bucks"
@ 10 p.m. in the Mira Bay 5 VIP parking passes
Sweetbay Plaza in 2 banners displayed at
Apollo Beach. event
Organizers Recognition at night
welcome inquiries 111n. l with 4 PA
444 from vendors in
the categories of
food, commercial,
nonprofit, arts & crafts, announcements
music and kids 10x20 booth
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Fact or Fiction? Fact or Fiction? Fact or

Be Responsible Fiction?
BeResponsWildlife Safety Challenge
Owning a pet is a big responsibility, sometimes too big. Finding a new home
for a pet can be hard, especially for an exotic pet like a snake. Not everyone likes Camping out can be great
fun, as long as you play
snakes, which may explain why some pet owners have chosen to leave their fn e l
Burmese pythons in the wild in the Florida Everglades.t safe with ldlife.
Burmese pythons come from Asia. They do not belong in the Florida Here are some
Everglades, but more and more of them are being found there. Some escaped questions about
there during the hurricanes. Some were left there by pet owners. Burmese wildlife safety. How
pythons eat a lot, and because of that, there are fewer raccoons, possums and many can you
rabbits in the Everglades, making for less food for other animals. The pythons are J answer correctly?
also eating larger animals, like alligators, deer and panthers.
Burmese pythons are a big problem in the Everglades, and to stop them from 1) You should learn as much as you can about the wildlife where
wiping out some animal species and moving into other areas of Florida, wildlife you will be camping out. Fact or Fiction?
officials now have programs in place that make it harder for pet owners to get a 2) You should keep your distance from wildlife. Fact or Fiction?
3) You should help any lost baby animals find their mother.
Burmese python. There are also programs to remove the snakes from the area. Fact or Fiction?


4) You should care for any injured animals. Fact or Fiction?
5) You should feed any hungry animals. Fact or Fiction?
6) You should carry a lot of food with you on hikes.
Fact or Fiction?
7) You should run away from animals that look like they are about
to attack you. Fact or Fiction?
8) You should get medical help for wildlife bites right away.
Fact or Fiction?
9) You should treat serious wildlife scratches yourself.
Fact or Fiction?
10) You should remind your parents to slow
down when driving in areas known to have
wildlife. Fact or Fiction?

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C Area Obituaries


Helen B. Feil
Helen Feil passed on at the age of
99.
She was born February 9, 1914 in
New York City. She died March 8, 2013
at her home in Sun City Center, Florida.
She is survived by her husband of 66
years, Charles W. Feil, Jr. and her sons
Charles, Douglas and Jeffrey.
She enlisted in the Marines in 1942,
serving until the end of WII in 1945.
After getting married, she and her
husband Charles were avid travelers.
She would always say, "My bags are
always packed."
Her family was present on her passing
... sharing stories of her life and helping
herto move on to her next journey. To the
end she wore her pearl necklaces and
meticulously straightened our apparel.
She was a fastidious Lady and will be
missed by her family and all those who
came to know her selfless Love!
A private memorial service will be
held in May for family and friends.

Joan I. Oler
Joan I. Oler, 78, of Sun City Center,
Florida passed away on April 11, 2013.
She is survived by husband Robert
Oler, son Ralph Oler and his wife Holly
Oler, and brother Thomas Edward
Isaacs of New Jersey.
Family and friends will hold a
"Memorial" Service at the North River
Church of Christ, just south of County
Line at 13885 U.S. Hwy 301 in Parrish,
on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Arrangements by Zipperer's Funeral
Home.

'This I Believe' to
be recited at UU
Certain episodes from the fa-
mous Edward R. Murrow radio
program will be recounted by Bob
Johnson and Arch Bush at the 7:30
p.m. Thursday, April 18 meeting
of the Unitarian Universalist Fel-
lowship of SCC.
The chosen selections are of spe-
cial interest and significance. It is
hoped that this exercise will result
in other members sharing their
personal attitudes at future times.
The Fellowship service is held
in the Henry Gibson social hall of
the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del
Webb Blvd., East.
All are welcome.


Shirley L. Stammen
Shirley L. Stammen passed away
March 25, 2013. She had been a well-
known golfer in Sun City Center.
Services were held in Dayton, Ohio
on April 1, 2013.
A local memorial service will be held
on Tuesday, April 23 at Prince of Peace
Catholic Church in Sun City Center.
The service begins at 11 a.m., followed
by a social gathering at noon in Conesa
Hall.


In Loving Memory of
Edward L. Hoskins, Jr.
July 3, 1980 April 20, 2010
From your family &
friends.
You will never be forgotten




In Memory of
Joan Marie Jones
Born Jan. 28, 1931,
in Clio, Michigan
DiedMarch 25, 2013
in Ruskin, Florida
Married to Ronald
for 55 years
Leaves her sister Janet
and brothers Gene and
George, daughter Diane,
sons Dennis and Brian, and
stepson Gerald Jones.
Grandmother
Great-grandmother
Great-great-grandmother



Church youth group
holds car wash
On Saturday, April 20, the Youth
Group of New Beginnings Fellow-
ship will hold a car wash from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tuffy Tire and
Auto Service, 10209 Big Bend
Rd.
For further information, contact
Olon Miller at 813-732-8924.


St. Andrew dedicates plaque
St. Andrew Presbyterian
Church of Sun City Center
recently held a dedication
ceremony for a plaque in
memory of member Jim
Coker. It reads in part, "a
friend to all who passed
through this door on Sun-
days."
It seemed fitting that
a tribute be made for all
those Sundays that Jim
was at the entrance of the
church to greet everyone,
regardless of the weather.
Natalie Tryon had the
plaque made, with the
help of Bob Mills in the
wording and the church
Memorial Fund in the
funding.
The plaque has been
placed on the brown From left: Natalie Tryon, Bob Mills and
bench at the front entry to Lil Connine, chairman of the Memorial
the church. Fund.


Catholic Church
invites folks to
'come and see'
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
in Sun City Center offers an out-
reach ministry called "Come and
See," a kind of Catholic Open
House to be held each third Friday
of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. in
the Conesa Center. The next ses-
sion is Friday, April 19.
This is an opportunity for non-
Catholics to learn more about the
Catholic faith. The format will be
one of informal questions and an-
swers, discussions about the Cath-
olic faith, Church and traditions.
All are invited to come as often as
needed.
Anyone who has an interest in
the church, or who has unanswered
questions or misconceptions, or
who is looking for a spiritual
home, is welcome. All inquiries
are welcome and there is no cost
or obligation.
For more information, contact
Marilyn Vahovich: 813-634-6900.

New Beginnings
Fellowship hosts
guest speakers
Larry and Iris Cox will visit New
Beginnings Fellowship on Sunday,
April 21 at the 10:30 a.m. service.
They are a local couple that has
been ministering for several years
by way of music and bringing the
word.
The church is located at 1120
27th St. SE in Ruskin. For more
information contact Pastor Lewis
Brady at 813-654-1018.

Trinity Baptist participates
in National Day of Prayer
The Trinity Baptist Deacon Body
is coordinating a program of con-
tinuous prayer from 9 a.m. Thurs-
day, May 2 until 9 a.m. Friday,
May 3 as part of its observance of
the National Day of Prayer, May 2.
This year's theme is "In His name
the nations will put their hope."
Matthew 12:21. With significant
challenges facing America, mil-
lions will come together for prayer
at thousands of locations through-
out the country.
The National Day of Prayer tra-
dition predates the founding of
the U.S., evidenced by the Conti-
nental Congress' proclamation in
1775 setting aside a day of prayer.
In 1952, Congress established an
annual day of prayer and, in 1988,
that law was amended, designating
the National Day of Prayer as the
first Thursday in May.
At Trinity Baptist, the Sanctu-
ary will be open to the public on
Thursday, May 2 from 9 a.m. until
5 p.m. for those who would like to
spend time in prayer.
Trinity Baptist church is locat-
ed at 702 Del Webb Blvd. West,
SCC. For more information please
call the church office at 813-634-
4228.

Recycle your old
cell phone
The United Community Church
at 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City
Center, continues its cell phone re-
cycling campaign. All cell phones
and accessories will be accepted.
Cell phones can be refurbished,
reused or recycled, according to
EPA. This is a great way to keep
cell phones and their toxins out of
the landfills and waterways. One
hundred percent of every phone
will be recycled or reused!
Drop off old cell phones and ac-
cessories at the Church office from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, or drop
them off at the church's 10 a.m.
Sunday services.


APRIL 18, 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
Mon. Fri.
Rev. Richard Nussel and All Year............... 10:45 a.m. 6a.m.-6p.m.
S Phone: 645-1241 Sunday School............ 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198


riendshipp Baptist Chwrch Sunday WEEKLY SERVICES
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ......................Bible Study
-1511 E Rancho Dr. 11 a.m. ....................Bible Study
y Center, FL 33573 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Phone/Fax: Wednesday
813-633-5950 6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study

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


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

First 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 10:30A.M.
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 PM.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & EsleUe A enue Malcolm S. Clements. Paslor
Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301


Prinre of Peace Masses:
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.


S Sunday School (all ages)........ 9:30 a.m.
NO R HSID Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:45 a.m.
SBAPTIST CHURCH Sunday Evening Worship....... 6:00 p.m. SBC
Long God Long Others, Wednesday (all ages) ............. 6:30 p.m.
"Loving God, Loving Others,
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

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



CALVARY Sunday Worship: Nursery Provided
LUTHERAN CHURCH Blended 8:00 a.m.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer Contemporary 9:40 a.m. BgBW .
Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven Traditional 11:15 a.m.
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach -"
(across from MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 A

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel
Synagogue 1115. E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396 www.uuofscc.org
The pursuit of truth is a form of courage.
-George Santayana


.. Wimauma Church of God
4 1^ *Sunday School..................................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.................... 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ...................... 6:00 p.m.
e \'vln All Wednesday Youth Worship.................... 6:00 p.m.
rving A Wednesday Evening Service ................. 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Tom Durrance 5504 S.R. 674, Wimauma, FL 33598 813-634-4776

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center
1210 Del Webb Blvd West 634-2539
http://www.sccumc.com
Come -t Belong WORSHIP SERVICES:
Grow 1 Serve SUNDAY
m', Un.-d Melhodm aO,.u. 8:15 a.m................... Sanctuary (Communion Service)
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Bookstore 633-8595
FREE
Nursery Provided


; Ib d.lml.... New Lilt EnricIIIltll L enterll (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 18, 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

Southside Baptist Church
"A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church"
Come join us to learn about God's Word and salvation in Jesus Christ
Join us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church family
Located in South Hillsborough County, just south of Universal in old Sun City
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Sun City, FL 33586 813-645-4085
Getting to KnowYou (Donuts/Coffee)..... 9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ................6:00 p.m.
Sunday School ................................ 9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service .........7:00 p.m.
Sunday MorningWorship ...........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
645-6439
www.fbcruskin.org A Resourcefor Families
Sunday School............................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ............................ 6:00 p.m. Dr Barry Rumsey
Wednesday Night Service ................ 7:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Awana ........................................ 7:00 p.m. Grade

ST. JOHN TIIE D IVINE Li ,' i. (-Hi.['-H ii
SUNDAY SERVICES
RUSKIN Fr. Tray Wilder III \
705 9th St. S.E. /65-3970 Fr. Lee Miller
9:00 AM-ContemporarTj Asst. Rector --
Sunday School-Yonth Bible Study SUNDAYSERICES
Felowshiphouraltertheservice S ND CAETER
SUN CITY CENTER
1015 Dell Webb Blvd. E/633-3970
10 AM Pve Wedne Srvd 8:00 AM-Rite I 11:00 AM-Rite II
Sun Citj Center &Choir
Fellowship hour afterboth services
A CARING CHRISTIAN FAMILY-WIGGLY CHILDREN WELCOME


First Church of Christ, Scientist
204 2nd St. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 645-6102
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.
AllAre Welcome


St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
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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.
Refreshments served.
Webb Blvd. West Phone: 813-634-1252
Center, FL 33573 For information visit:
Handicap accessible www.standrewatscc.org


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Meet Phil Coates,
Community Church
instructor
As the Community Church Col-
lege, 1501 LaJolla Ave, Sun City
Center, FL ends its 2013 Spring
Semester, it would like to intro-
duce one of its instructors, Phillip
Coates.
Phil is a graduate of Brown Uni-
versity with a Master's degree
from the University of Michigan.
He has been a corporate trainer at
Hewlett-Packard, and has taught
in the classroom from elementary
school all the way up to the college
level. He has also been published
and has done some editing.
Phil came to the area from
Northern California, where he was
a teacher in private schools.
What does he like about teaching
at the Community Church College?
"I like being able to make use
of my interests, knowledge, and
career experience to teach a wide
range of courses and design my
own curriculum without some
dean telling me 'you don't have
a Ph.D. in that' and without some
faculty committee telling me what
topics must be covered for a de-
gree program.
The shortness of the courses
(about five weeks) also helps: Just
long enough for a "light" course
- to get your feet wet but not the
boredom that comes often at the
end of a whole long semester.
Phil's courses have included:
great poetry that average people
(not scholars) love; "Shakespeare
for dummies," for those who need
to have his language and wordplay
explained; the art of persuasion;
and writing workshops.
Lookforthe announcement about
the Fall semester in future articles.
For more information, contact the
college at 813-634-8607.

Prince of Peace
offers an evening of
humor and pizza
Orlando comedian Michelle Har-
rington, singer Tom Pringle, and
the amazing Merry Makers will
perform a three-hour evening of
fun at the Conesa Hall, Prince of
Peace Church in Sun City Center,
on Thursday, April 25.
There will be door prizes, sur-
prises and fun for the whole fam-
ily at the dinner event, which runs
from 4 to 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 per person for the
evening, which includes catered
pizza, salad, dessert and beverage.
Tables of 8 are available.
For tickets call 813-789-6366 or
813-938-5476.


Julianna Zobrist concert is April 20
National Christian recording artist will sing at Northside Baptist
Church in Ruskin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The concert is free
and open to the public, but seating is limited. The church is located
at 1301 North US Hwy 41 in Ruskin. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. While
there is no charge for admission, a love offering will be taken. For
more information, visit www.thezobrists.com or contact the church
office at 813-645-1121.


Sun City Chamber Players finishes
third season at SCC United Methodist
At 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19, the United Methodist Church of Sun
City Center will host the final concert of the season by the Sun City
Chamber Players. A donation of $10 at the door is requested for this
evening of Chamber Concertos. The church is located at 1210 Wel
Webb Blvd. W.


Presbyterian Women
honor Dorothy
Guerrera
An Honorary Life Membership
award in Presbyterian Women
was recently presented to Dor-
othy Guerrera during Celebrate
the Gifts of Women Sunday at St.
Andrew Presbyterian Church.
The award recognizes her gen-
erous gift of time and talent to
the church and the community
throughout the years.


UCC's final
Fantastic Friday of
season is May 24
United Community Church's last
Fantastic Friday Dinner/Theater of
the season is Friday May 24. Din-
ner is at 6 p.m. and the show be-
gins at 7:15 p.m.
The catered menu will feature
pork or oven- baked chicken, mac-
aroni and cheese, broccoli florets
and, topping off the meal, dessert
with ice cream sundaes.
The show features Jim Moody
- The Crowd Teaser, a comedian
who uses audience participation
for sleight of hand and a dash of
ESP.
Dinner/show tickets are $17
per person; the show by itself is
$5. Tickets may be purchased on
Sunday following the 10 a.m. ser-
vice, or on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings from 10 a.m. to noon in
the Narthex. The last day to pur-
chase dinner tickets will be Tues-
day May 21. Show-only tickets
are also available the night of the
performance.
For further information, contact
chairpersons Paula Lickfeldt at
813-633-6739 or Karl Buffington
at 813-634-7062.



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Advice from the Better Business Bureau:

Watch out for 'drip pricing' on


vacations
The Better Business Bureau
(BBB) advises vacation-bound
consumers to ask questions about
extra fees that could turn a bar-
gain trip into a budget buster.
"Consumers should be aware of
resort fees' for hotel services that
may be charged whether you use
these services or not," said Karen
Nalven, President of BBB Serv-
ing West Florida. "These fees can
range from those bottles of water
on your dresser, internet access,
use of gym facilities and newspa-
pers to a safe in your room."
Extra fees ranging from $10 to
$30 a day are seldom disclosed
and often aren't included in the
checkout price on online travel
booking sites. In many cases,
consumers don't learn about the
fees until they check into or out
of a resort.
The Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) says resort fees are part of
a business model known as "drip
pricing," in which firms adver-
tise only part of a product's price
and reveal other charges later as
the customer goes through the
buying process. The fees can be
mandatory charges, such as hotel
resort fees, or fees for optional
upgrades and add-ons. Drip pric-
ing is used by many types of
firms, including internet sellers,
automobile dealers, financial in-
stitutions, and rental car compa-
nies.
Consumers have said that ex-
tra fees were never mentioned
at all or appeared separate from
the quoted reservation price on
an online booking site. The FTC
says other consumers "com-
plained they did not know that
they would be required to pay re-
sort fees in addition to the quoted
hotel room rate," and only found
out when they checked out of the
hotel.
The FTC has sent a warning let-
ter to 22 hotel operators, warning
them that they may be engaging
in deceptive advertising by not
including mandatory resort fees
when they quote a price. Howev-
er, the federal agency has no au-
thority to regulate hotels outside
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Grill for a Cause BBQ for wounded vet
is Sunday, May 5
SGT Michael Nicholson,
USMC, was on foot patrol
when he was seriously in-
jured by an explosive de-
vice in Afghanistan in 2011,
causing him to lose both
legs and his left arm, and 3
suffer a brain injury.
On Sunday, May 5 a BBQ _,-
smoker/grill trailer will Tunnel T owers
be provided by the Taylor TH wer W IS
Mae Stinchcomb Founda- BBQ For The Brave
tion (Taylor Mae BBQ) in
the flagpole area outside the olson in South Tampa.
Sun City Center Community Hall, Stop by the SCC Community
1910 South Pebble Beach Blvd., to Hall and support a truly worthy
serve BBQ pork and beef hot dogs/ cause.
brats from 1 to 5 p.m. All proceeds ($2 per serv-
The BBQ coincides with the ing) from the "Grilling" will be
May 5 Variety Show Benefit (2:30- submitted to the Stephen Siller
4:30 p.m.) for building a SMART (FDNY) Tunnel to Tower Founda-
HOUSE (Stephen Siller Tunnel to tion for SGT Nicholson's SMART
Tower Foundation) for SGT Nich- HOUSE.


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the following weekly activities. Meetings are: Ameri-
can Legion on 1st Wednesday each month; VFW and
LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and
MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month.
Thursday, April 18 Bar Bingo 6 p.m.
Friday, April 19 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Treasure Hunt 7:30 p.m. Mu-
sic by You 2 Kan 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 Turkey Shoot 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 Music by Chuck Cobb 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23 Games in Lounge 1 p.m. Treasure Hunt 7:30
p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 25 Bar Bingo 6 p.m.


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APRIL 18, 2013
Two County parks
trails closing
temporarily
The Bobcat Trail at Upper Tampa
Bay Regional Park and the paved
trail at Flatwoods Wilderness Re-
gional Park are closing temporar-
ily to allow for park improvement
activities to take place.
The Bobcat Trail closure is an-
ticipated to last approximately
three weeks while the boardwalk
is rebuilt. The boardwalk was 30
years old and required replace-
ment due to its years of exposure
to the elements.
The UpperTampaBay boardwalk
replacement project is expected to
cost approximately $405,000, and
will be paid for through the Coun-
ty's general revenue fund.
Starting April 22, the paved trail
at Flatwoods Wilderness Regional
Park, 14302 Morris Bridge Road,
from the Bruce B. Downs entrance
to the Trout Creek crossing, will
be closed for four to five weeks so
that the Southwest Florida Water
Management District can make
erosion repairs on the trail. The
Water Management District will
be reshaping the Lower Hillsbor-
ough Levee to comply with U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers require-
ments.
This section of trail will be
closed Monday through Thursday,
but will be open on Fridays, Sat-
urdays and Sundays. Access to the
Park on Mondays through Thurs-
days will still be available by way
of the Shell Service Road at the
bottom of the hill that runs parallel
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Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process.
Inspire, encourage and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writ-
ings 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.

Internet: Viruses, Spyware, Phishing Scams and More! Tuesday,
April 23 at 12:15 p.m.
Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and
pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different
types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer,
how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the internet.
Limit: 20.

eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Wednesday, April 24 at 10:35
a.m.
Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on
Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free
app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out
and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Presented by the
Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20.

Family Center on Deafness Telephone Distribution Wednesday,
April 24 at 1 p.m.
Presented by Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI). FTRI
provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida
residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equip-
ment enables them to place and receive phone calls.

Adult/Teen Watercolor Pencils Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Please join Art Instructor, Melissa Miller-Nece, and learn the tech-
niques of using watercolor pencils. Limit 22. Registration required at
either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this
program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater
Sun City Center.

Mobile Promotion for Small Businesses Wednesday, April 24 at
6:30 p.m.
Learn how to effectively create a mobile marketing campaign without
a high level of technical skills. Participants will learn how to effectively
use text messaging, QR Codes, and social check-in apps like FourSquare
to market their small business, and how to create a mobile website. This
is a Web-based program available at the Library or by login from any
remote location with Internet access. Register with your library card for
remote access. Presented by LearnSurge. Funded by the Friends of the
Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc.

SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, April 24 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!

Managing Media Thursday, April 25 at 12:15 p.m.
Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn
how to transfer and download digital content. Limit: 20.

Flower Arranging Workshop Thursday, April 25 at 1 p.m.
Celebrate National Garden Month by learning how to make a beauti-
ful floral arrangement from State-accredited instructor, Joan Lawhead.
Participants will be given the opportunity to create their own floral
arrangement to take home. Flowers and containers will be provided.
Participants are asked to bring scissors and garden clippers, if possi-
ble. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652.
Seating Limit: 20 Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional
Library.

Cartooning Reception Saturday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Join us for our bookmark reception and awards ceremony. Enjoy creat-
ing cartoon drawings with step-by-step instruction from Leah Lopez. All
ages are welcome. Registration required. Call 813-273-3652 or ask at the
Information Desk. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional
Library.

Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library
helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you
would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library,
call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com.


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Sunday........................... 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Free hot dogs
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Fish Tales: There's a lot of fish out there


This is my 28th year of writing
"Fish Tales." I not only have
recreational readers but Captains
that read my column plus many
women. I appreciate all
of you taking the time to
read my column. All my
life I have been in TV
and a writer and learned
many years ago that I'm
not infallible. There are
over 400,000 different BJoni
fish in the world's waters Member: Fl
and I certainly do not writers
know about all of them
even though I have lived on the
water for over 30 years.
Last week I wrote about grouper
and neglected to state which kind
were being caught. They were
catching red grouper. Many of our
readers have fished our local waters
all of their lives for generations.
I try to keep them alert on the


Jobs!
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to split her time between South
County and Plant City. "I feel like
a kid in a candy store. They've
hired someone for Plant City and
I get to stay here full time and
develop programs."
Already, Fridella and her small
staff have contacted the South
County Career Center about the
possibility of placing students with
certificates for specialty skills with
their first employers. They are
also working with Hillsborough
Community College.
'This is such an exciting time,"
Fridella said. Working with Tampa
Bay Work Force keeps her abreast
of what as well as who is
available to fill the job openings
that come up.
Family empowerment programs
showing how to budget and
manage money are also in
the works. But unlike many
"programs" the partnership
between these two agencies is
giving concrete aid to job seekers.
"We'd like to see more
employers reach out to us,"
Fridella said. "We're actually
seeing unemployed people find
jobs."
In the last 30 days, Little Caesars
opened a Ruskin location at 3848
State Road 674.
"We had 80 people apply for 40
jobs," she said. 'The turn-out was
great."
Then, April 9 and 10, Marshalls
department store held a mass
interviewing and hiring both
at the center and at the site of
the new store, 13120 U.S. 301
in Summerfield Plaza (next to
Beall's).
Both the manager and assistant
manager live in South County and
had been working in the Pinellas
County Marshalls.
'This is wonderful," said store
manager Jennifer Aykroyd, while


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catches that I see during the week.
They know the waterways and
keep up on all rules, changes, and
fishing regulations. It's the tourists
that are not aquainted
with our local waters
and I always refer them
to a charter.
The grouper family
is large and prolific
inhabiting the tropical
Aaschek and semitropical seas, as
da Outdoor far south as Brazil. They
ociation range from the goliath
grouper (formerly
known as giant Jewfish) which can
weight up to 700 pounds to the Red
Hind which weighs two pounds.
Some are sluggish while others are
active. All are good to eat.
I have fished the world, from
Africa to Florida and the grouper
that I know are: Coney, Nassau,
Warsaw, Speckled Hind, Red,


interviewing at the resource center.
"I have been with Marshalls since
1998 and now I'm going to be
right near my home."
Assistant Manager John Wiling i0
also lives within minutes of the
new store. He was interviewing at
a table outside the site.
The store will be 19,300 square
feet, which is little larger than the
store in Brandon's Regency Plaza.
Starting pay is $8.25 an hour
forjanitorial, back room, sales,
cashiers and other positions.
'These jobs may not be
glamorous," said Aykroyd. "But
this is a good company and if you
work hard, you can work yourself
into a full time job or higher
position."
Initially Marshall's is hiring 100
temporary positions. About half of
these people will be retained after
things get going, and some could
work into full time, she said.
The resource center staff took
flyers made by Marshalls to
local high schools, HCC and
libraries. 'We wanted to be sure
many people were aware of the
openings," Fridella said.
Employers and job seekers
who want to find out more about
how to seek work through these
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unless the regulations change, you
can catch gag grouper July 1.
On September 1, if not changed
by Fish and Wildlife regulations,
you can keep a snook. Until then
you must release them.
The usual catches this week were
a few redfish, one per person per
day of legal size.
Sheepshead are a great catch this
week. They seem to bite in any
type of weather.
Founder catches have been
good. They were caught on high or
low tide as they surfaced to eat.
Fresh water catches have varied
from bass and catfish to pan fish.
I saw a group of anglers fly
fishing for salt water fish. This
must take practice and patience.
Fishing is a healthy past time,
fish together, watch the weather.


John
Whiting,
standing,
assistant
manager
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Marshall's,
13120 U.S.
301 in the
Summerfield
Plaza in
Riverview
takes job
applications
for the store
which plans
to open in
May.
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Robinson said.
People who want to check out
the list of posted jobs may visit the
resource center at 201 14th Ave.
S.E., Ruskin between 8:30 a.m.
and 4 p.m.
Meanwhile, Marshalls will
continue to take applications
online at www.marshalls.com after
the mass hiring is over.
"We will see some turn-over
so it doesn't hurt to have your
application in," said Aykroyd.


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and any natural yard or preserve
in Central Florida. See if
you can match the name
to the plant. Frogfruit has .'
more than one common __
name, but all plants are
identified precisely by their
scientific name. Use the
descriptions and photos as
clues.
A: Frogfruit or matchweed or
Mat Lippia (Phyla nodiflora)
B: Saw Palmetto (Serenoa
repens)
C: American beautyberry
(Callicarpa americana)
S1. You may notice this
bush in the winter because it loses
all its leaves. The leaves come
first in spring and then the tiny
lilac flowers. The green berries
ripen in the fall and turn a bright
magenta. Then it truly lives up
to its name. It provides food for
wildlife.
2. You will find this
ground cover in almost any St.
Augustine grass. In the lawn
books it is considered a weed, but
it is instead a wonderful butterfly
plant. It is a larval plant where the
butterflies lay their eggs, and it
has a tiny flower also. It is easy to
miss this one, for we walk on it all
the time--and no harm done.
3. This is Florida's most
abundant palm even though it
creeps along the ground rather
than rising to the heights. It is not
easy to transplant or propagate;
but if you happen to live where
it grows naturally, count yourself
lucky. One neighbor of mine left a
long row of it for a natural hedge.


This plant represents the beauty of
Florida that has not always been
appreciated. It feeds the birds and
the butterflies when it produces
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A visit to Central Florida should be on your calendar this year


* WARREN RESEN- North
American Journalists Association
JEANNE O'CONNOR Photos
The Mouse looms large over
Florida. A few years ago while
on a birding trip to the jungles of
Panama, a boy of about 12 years
of age approached our group and
asked, in Spanish, where we lived.
We answered, "en La Florida." A
big grin spread over his face and
he said, "Ah, la casa de Mickey
Mouse." No translation needed
for that.
Even though the promotional
juggernaut machines of Orlando
have the world believing that
THEIR theme park featuring man-
made, animated, otherworldly


fantasy attractions is the only
place to be, there is a lot more
to Florida then that, even in the
Orlando area.
The newest major Orlando area
attraction, LEGOLAND, opened
in October 2011. It is the new
kid on the block but is targeting
a very specific market, children
up to the age of 12. It was built
on the site of one of Florida's
oldest tourist attractions, Cypress
Gardens.
We owe the principals of
LEGOLAND a debt of gratitude
for preserving much of the
magnificence of the original
gardens. The famous Southern
Belles are still there only now


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they are built from LEGOS.
For anyone keeping track of
these things, this is the largest
LEGOLAND in the world.
The park is geared for children
but of course adults are welcome
to come, participate to some
degree and take photos. There are
no category 5 coaster rides. It is
all for the kids.
The concept behind
LEGOLAND can be summed
up in four words: Science +
Technology + Engineering +
Math. This is quite a departure
from the other theme parks. But
parents need not worry about
their kids being bored. As the
song in the Mary Poppins movie
says, "Just a spoon full of sugar
helps the medicine go down."
LEGOLAND was designed as a
fun, interactive learning center
for children. There are the Flying,
Driving and Boating Schools,
classes at the Imagination Zone,
Lego Tech and more fun learning
experiences. To demonstrate their
commitment to education, all
second graders in Polk County,
Florida, where LEGOLAND is
located, are invited to visit as
guests of the park.
Of course, for just plain fun,
there are the kid sized rides,
exhibits, 4D movies, Star Wars
recreations, and a water show
at Pirate's Cove. There are also
the restaurants, gift shops, a
new Water Park and many more


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features and attractions.
Unfortunately several hours
after our arrival at LEGOLAND,
the heavens opened up and we
were drenched. Our visit was
cut short not giving us time
for an in-depth view of many
offerings. I plan on returning at
a later date to report fully on the
park's offerings. What I did learn
during my time there was that
the activities at LEGOLAND
are extensive and on-going. It
is strongly recommended that
visitors do their homework before
going through the gates.
Read the on-line information,
brochures and anything else
available about the events, times


and sign-up instructions. If you
plan on just a one day visit to
LEGOLAND, the park is too
vast to expect to visit all of the
venues. Pick what you most want
to see and do. Multi-day passes
are available as are special Florida
Resident offerings.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn,
located in Winter Haven, only 3
miles distant from LEGOLAND.
This is mentioned because there
are local area motels participating
in LEGOLAND'S "Bed and
Brick" program. Guests at these
properties can take free shuttle
busses to the park and not have to
pay the $14.00 daily parking fee.
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Central Florida offers visitors
a veritable feast of attractions for
their enjoyment. From Natural
Florida to highly technical man-
made offerings, it's all here.
Whatever your tastes or your
physical abilities, there's something
there for you.
Reporting on a slightly different
attraction, one that does not require
hours of walking or standing in
line is Safari Wilderness Ranch in
nearby Lakeland. This is a family
owned 260 acre wilderness area that
is not a zoo or theme park. It is a
working game ranch specializing in
exotic species of large animals and
is an agri-tourism project accredited
by the Zoological Association
of America. There are no roller
coasters here. The experience
offered is that of being on a mini
African Safari.
Visitors are limited in numbers
and reservations must be made for
the two-hour narrated ride through
grazing herds of exotic animals
from around the world, often
stopping to hand-feed many of
them; animals like water buffalo not
the usual cute little goat in a pen. If
you would like a camel or a horse
drawn carriage safari through the
park, they are available. Their web
page is: safariwilderness.com
One last item, the all important


question for adults is "Where
to eat?" We always try for a
memorable local experience and it
is hard to find a place more local
than Harry's Old Place in Winter
Haven. It's been serving fish and
steaks for over 16 years. They
don't take reservations and the wait
can sometimes be long, but it is
worth it. Their web page is www.
Harrysoldplace.com


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Take a walk in the woods
If you've ever wanted to explore the woods, with a guide, your golden
opportunity is Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 16th annual
"Welcome to the Woods" event at Seminole Forest Wildlife Management
Area in Lake County.
Space for this popular event is limited; participants must register
in advance by calling the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) at 352-732-1225. Participants should arrive by 9
a.m. the day of the event.
The FWC and the Florida Forest Service started Welcome to the Woods
16 years ago as a way to introduce people to all the things they can do on
a wildlife management area. The one-day program continues to attract a
crowd and offers a great opportunity for people of all ages to get out into
the woods and enjoy a guided tour of nature's pleasures. Participants can
learn to fish at Bear Pond, shoot a bow and arrow, hike along the Florida
National Scenic Trail, enjoy a hayless hayride to Blackwater Creek, learn
safe boating practices, and take a short canoe trip along the creek.
In addition, there will be educational wildlife exhibits, including
live snakes; and a program on how prescribed fire benefits the state's
ecosystems. A state helicopter used as part of the controlled burning
process is featured.
Participants should wear clothing suitable for light hiking and bring
bug spray, sun protection, snacks and water.
The Seminole Forest Wildlife Management Area is on State Road 46
just west of the Wekiva River in Lake County.


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310 GARAGE/YARD SALE

Almost New Thrift Store. 10008
Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off
US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton
Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday,
9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots
misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
ton. 813-671-0036 to donate

Garage/ moving sale. Friday &
Saturday, April 19 & 20. 10am-
5pm. Furniture, home decor, lamps,
area rugs, kitchen items, clothing,
costume jewelry & much more.
823 Eagle Lane Apollo Beach. No
early birds

Garage/ moving/ rummage sale:
Saturday, 8am-? Misc. goodies of
all kinds. 2036 E. Del Webb Blvd,
SCC.

SCalvary's
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~7 n ^ Thrift Store

CLOSED
Building a bigger &
better store to serve you.
Watch us grow!
No donations accepted until
we are in our new building

813-641-7790
4inmstr, o9 Oc4iAmy Lutheran church

Moving. Nice furniture, LR/DR/BR/
lanai, wicker & more. 1618 Wood-
mar Dr., SCC. Friday & Saturday,
8am-noon.

Big yard sale. Clothes & shoes
$1 each, the rest 50% off. Friday
& Saturday. 4947 Bonita Drive.,
Wimauma. Everything must go.

Craft Sale
Friday & Saturday, 9am-2pm. Doll
clothes, shoes & doll beds. Quilts,
all sizes. Nurse's scrub tops,
handbags, kids hats. All hand-
made. Reasonable. 625 Flamingo
Dr., Apollo Beach.






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 & 813-601-0983


Quality Wicker Rattan Furniture
2711 N. Macdill Ave.* Tampa, FL 33607 813-876-1566
HOURS:Mon.-Fri.10-6
Closed Weekends
-. Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices
Dining Seating Bedroom Patio Much More
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310 GARAGE/YARD SALE







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.
(813) 634-3816
(813) 503-4189


SCC 624 La Jolla Ave. Friday &
Saturday, 8am-2pm. Handyman
garden tools, household. Something
for everyone even Fido.

Huge carport sale. 1520 Council
Dr,. SCC. Saturday, April 20th, 8am-
2pm. Furniture, household, clothing,
jewelry, tools & lots more.

221 15th St., NW, Ruskin. Friday
& Saturday, 8am-5pm. Furniture,
clothing, collectibles & more

Garage sale. 1706 Council Dr.,
SCC, on South Lake. 2 families.
Variety of pictures, mirror, assorted
crystal, color TV, Micro recliner/
loveseat, designer couch, chair &
ottoman, white leather queen Hide-
a-bed, Pro-form treadmill, 1950
Zenith wood box radio, 4 shelved
curio, lighted corner cabinet, lots of
misc. items. 4/19, 8am-3pm. 4/20,
8am-1 pm.

Friday April 19th. 1537 Chevy
Chase Dr., SCC. 8am-1pm. Toys,
furniture, household items, clothes,
etc.

Saturday 4/20, 8am-noon 1/2 price
11:30-noon. Harley & other motor-
cycle gear, furniture, household &
more. 1211 W. Del Webb, SCC

Yard sale. Ruskin. 110 21st St. NW,
off Shell Point. 8am-noon. Misc.
items. Saturday, April 20

Up Scale Garage Sale
High end items. Furniture, lamps,
household items, vintage clothing,
jewelry, shoes, purses, linens,
small entertainment center, Limo-
ge dishes, office supplies & much
more. 314 Noble Faire, SCC.
Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm.

322 Faircross Circle SCC, off Club
Manor. Friday & Saturday, 8am-
2pm. Cosmetics, books, kitchen-
ware, jewelry, sheet music, dining
room set plus misc.

Down sizing. Collectibles, antiques,
books, household items, Designer
clothes, toys. 8am-noon. Friday
& Saturday. 1238 W. Del Webb,
SCC

Air mattress w/ pump. freezer, lug-
gage, ceiling fans, radios, cooler,
kitchen & bathroom items & much
more. April 19, 2004 El Rancho,
SCC.


312 ESTATE SALES


2000 BUICK CENTURY, White & Brass
Trundle Daybed, White Bedroom Furniture,
Full Bed, Ethan Allen Dresser w/Mirror,
Chest of Drawers, Pedestal Table w/
Rush-bottom Ladderback Chairs, China
Cabinet, Swivel Rockers, Sofa, Embroidered
Wingback Chair, Broyhill Wingback Chair,
Cherry Ethan Allen Drop-leaf Lamp Table,
Coffee Table, Blue Danube Dishes, Pub
Table w/Chairs, Rattan Etagere, Large
Collection of New & Antique Metal Soldiers
& Hot Wheels Collectibles, Kitchenware,
Household & Garage Items, Ladies Bike,
and More.
Please park on side of sale due to
emergency vehicles.
Please don't miss our other
sale this weekend at
316 Caloosa Palms Ct.
off East Del Webb
Fri. & Sat. April 19-20
See You There!














Nice 2009 YAMAHA 4 Passenger Golf
Cart, His/Hers Bikes, Shoprider Mobility
Scooter, Electric Automatic Reclining
Massage Sofa & Matching Loveseat,
ElectricRecliner, Lift Chair, Glass-top
Entrance, Coffee & End Tables,Beautiful
Matching Glass-top Wrought-iron Tile-
bottom Dining Room Table wlChairs,
Sofa Table, and Matching Round Kitche
Table w/Chairs, Matching Wall Unit &
Entertainment Center, Kitchenware,
Collectibles, JIM SHORE, Florida
Tropical Decor, Matching Queen Beds &
Bedroom Furniture, Pretty Cream Twin
(2) Bedroom Set, Household & Garage
Items, Patio Set w/Umbrella, Glider,
Lounger, BBQ Grill & More!.
Please park on side of sale due to
emergency vehicles.
Please don't miss our other
sale this weekend at
2004 West Del Webb Blvd.
Fri. & Sat. April 19-20
See You There!

M & M Printing Co.
210 Woodland Estate
Ave., Ruskin, Fl
813-645-4048


312 ESTATE SALES


Anne's Estate Sales '







2001 Sports Replica Series Golf Cart.
Furniture: sofa & matching loveseat,
corner cabinet, rattan chair w/
matching coffee & end tables, Queen
bedrm suite, recliners, lift chair, rattan
patio set, entertainment center, TVs
w/stands, curio cabinet, swivel rocker,
microwave cart, patio furniture
(outside). Tools: drill press, bench
grinder, table saw, air compressor,
pressure washer, workbench, lots of
hand & electric tools. Collectables:
clocks, model riverboat with motor.
Misc: 6.5 generator, leaf blower,
aluminum ladder, shop vac, vacuum
cleaner. Medical: 3-wheel walker.
Household, kitchen & misc.
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Dinette table seats 4 w/matching
antique hand-made Hoosier hutch, 2
sleepersofas, rattan patio set, La-Z-
Boy recliners single &double, day bed
with trundle, rocking chairs, upright
freezer, kitchenware, Pyrex, Precious
Moments cookiejars, Sunbeam mixer,
1500 psi power washer, yard & power
tools, aluminum ladders, bedroom
furniture, porcelain dolls, Singer
sewing machine, vintage sewing caddy,
cast-iron vintage
tractor, John Deere
ornaments, treadmill
...and much more.
PLEASE PARK ON SIDE OF
SALE
www.denneysestatesales.com



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Sun City Center for 26 years.
Please feel free to call about the
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330 FURNITURE
Beveled glass table top, 5ft in
diameter. Asking $200. 813-633-
1139, SCC

Outdoor pipe furniture, 42" table,
4 chairs, 2 recliners & ottomans,
1 side table, good condition. $250.
813-633-2886

331 APPLIANCES
Aluminum double sink w/ new facet
& sink disposal, 3/4hp, heavy duty.
$100. 813-907-1566

360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade.
Chargers, parts all related. Ronny's
Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or
813-645-4515


0ooCall
DICKMAN (813) 645-3211
.. INC. Serving South Hillsborough
REALTY County since 1924
Celebrating 89 Years www.dickmanrealty.com
1924 -2013 dickman@tampabay.rr.com
Looking for experienced realtors to join our well-established team.
Call 813-468-0288 for confidential meeting.
SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH MOTHER-IN-LAW QUARTERS on over acre lot.
3,040 sq ft 2BR/3.5BA, plus a den that could easily convert to third bedroom. Built in
2007, in excellent condition. Special features include: vaulted ceilings, crown molding, tray
ceilings, gorgeous kitchen, sink in center island, custom cabinets, master bath with gar-
den tub & separate shower, a nice-size sitting room & much more! A short sale but worth
the wait. $215,000 Call Kay Pye 361-3672 or Roxanne Westbrook 748-2201
COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach
Blvd. Special features include: 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 storage.
$224,900 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 every
day. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 $94,900.
BUILDING LOT cleared with RCD- 12 zoning for residential or duplex. $15,000
CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
FABULOUS WATERFRONT HOME, JUST LISTED! This Apollo Beach property,
on a cul-de-sac, facing a wide canal and a conservation area, offers 105 ft of water-
front going to Bay, with seawall, huge covered dock, boat lift and extra floating dock,
screened-in pool and waterfall. House is a very well maintained 3BR/3BA, 2-car-
garage, and a large Sunroom facing water, with Jacuzzi and wet bar. Split BR plan,
beautiful kitchen marble counters and stainless steel appliances, tile roof, outside
shed ... and lots of privacy and peace. $379,900. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
RUSKIN UNIQUE WATERFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA, great condition, all-new applianc-
es, wood floors, bright great room leading to enclosed lanai, breathtaking view of water &
nature. Inside utility rm, plantation shutters at all windows, outside private deck, 2 covered
parking spaces and tropical landscaping. Resort offers restaurant, fishing pier, pools, ma-
rina & tennis courts. Low HOA fees. $195,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
RIVERVIEW COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY: Great location at comer of 3 main
roads, a block from 301. 2BR+Den/1 BA house, inside utility, carport, & circular drive. Half-acre
lot w/shady oaks, detached storage bldg. $165,000. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
WANT TO SEE THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR? Plant some citrus trees on this fertile acre-
age in Balm or plant vegetables or flowers or raise animals. Many choices when you purchase
18 acres with 2 dwellings, a huge steel building, greenhouse and 5 wells. Can be divided after
purchase. $359,000. Call with any questions and to see. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
HAIL TO HIGHGATE HONEY. 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. Don't miss out on this one at $70,000. JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
Great retirement living with small monthly fees in Riverbreeze Estates Mobile
Home Park. This 2BR/1BA is spacious and very well maintained, with screened
porch, carport and storage. JUST $39,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515
Call US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS...645-3211


Mon.-Sat.
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2 BR/2BA in Highgate, tiled floors, petfriendly,
covered parking at front door, minimum 30 day
rental policy, GREAT CONDO FOR INVEST-
MENT, ready to move in ....................$46,000
RENTALS
1BR/1.5BA in Kings Point, large upleveled
lanai, furnished
........ ....................................$750/m o
2BR/2BA Furnished.....................$750/mo

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360 GOLF CARTS

Golf Cart
One of a kind! Original Mustang
body, all new batteries. Cost
$10,000 asking $4,500. Must see
to appreciate. 813-373-9922 or
813-633-1535

390 MISC. FOR SALE
Desk 20x30x54 6 drawers. Com-
plete single bed. Wood table 41x59
w/ 4 chairs. Entertainment center
36", Excellent. SCC. Phone 941-
746-2238

Adult tricycle, 3 wheels, brand new
still in box $260. New Reverse Os-
mosis water filtration system, still in
box. $150. 941-524-1025

395 WANTED TO BUY

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






410 BOATS
Boat for sale. 25ft Wellcraft Cuddy
w/ trailer. Make offer. Excellent
condition. For details call 813-645-
2178

425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
South Bay RV & Boat Storage.
Specializing in outside storage for
RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000
www.SouthBayStorage.com

Storage. RV/ boat/ trailer. Launch
boats. Tampa Bay/ kitchen area.
Call Dave 941-544-3226, after
3pm.






511 HOUSES FOR SALE
3br/2ba condo. Kings Point 55+
$169,900. Finished Florida room/
screened entry/ lanai. Golf/ water
view. Lyndhurst Assoc. 785-375-
8932 or 813-938-1362

Open House, Sunday 1-4pm
902 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach.
$199,900. 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 Stew-
art, broker 813-741-3678

North Lake, Beautiful Sunsets
2br/2ba, new roof, 2 car garage,
plus workshop. 1604 N Pebble
Beach, SCC. $114,900. 813-380-
4788/813-634-9329


511 HOUSES FOR SALE

* BEAUTIFUL 1.92 ACRES LOT, WITH
ALL NEW UTILITIES, READY FOR YOUR
DREAM HOME! Secluded area across the
street from Little Manatee River, with few
shady oaks, and boat ramp and park at end of
street. $84,500.
* RUSKIN CANAL-FRONT LOT, ACROSS
FROM TAMPA BAY! Cleared, with newer
dock, boat ramp, and all utilities including
sewer, it is ready for your future home or
duplex. (PD-H zoning). $110,000.
* 20 ACRES FARMLAND: Ready for your
farming needs, or your dream home with room
for family, kids and horses or cows! Land is
leveled, cleared, with electric, a well, and large
retention pond for drainage and/or irrigation.
"A" zoning allows one dwelling per 5 acres.
$239,000.
CLAIRETORT DICKMAN
Cell: (813) 363-7250






560 M H ON LOTS


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A community of affordable homes Phase III Now Available!
exclusively for first-time homebuyers! 2 Swimming Pools and a Clubhouse
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LoRdo R skR, *Popular Ruskin Location
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APRIL 18, 2013
612 APTS FOR RENT
For rent: Efficiency apartments.
Weekly rates, utilities furnished
813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886

613 CONDS FOR SALE



2 Bedroom /2 Full Bathrooms
Dishwasher, Microwave,
Smooth Top/Self-Cleaning Oven
Washer/Dryer, Flat Screen TV
All appliances under warranty.
Beautifully furnished
Annual Rental
$850 per month,
plus electric.
INCLUDES all clubhouse amenities,
cable TV, water and trash collection.
Call 813-633-4227 for appointment


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

621 PLACES TO SHARE
Share home. Riverside Park, Ruskin.
Gated community. 2br/2ba, kitchen
privileges. Golf, tennis, swimming,
etc. $150 weekly. 813-641-9350.
Available June 3

630 M.H. RENTALS
Ibr/1ba mobile home $200 weekly
$200 deposit. Also 3br/1ba house.
Close to shopping. Access to water
& fishing. Nancy 813-677-0141

For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home
nearshopping center in Gibsonton.
813-601-1542 or 813- 850-7886

For Rent: Clean
Mobile Homes With
A/C. 813-677-1086

645 OFFICE SPACE







We will not be undepriced!
Prices starting at
$250 per month




646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
Garage & mini storage, RV lots
& mobile home lots for rent. Call
Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton.
813-677-1137

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Agated, resident-owned, waterfront,
55+ mobile home community.
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John Lewis* oice 813-641-7067 cel 814-937-9978
MOVE-IN READY 2BR/2BA, 1300+ sq/ft. handi-
capped accessible Dbl. Wide. The home is fully fur-
nished incl. appliances on a large comer lot near
the recreation facilities. Enter the open dining room/
living room area on laminate flooring. To your left,
enter the well-appointed kitchen with ample cabinet
& counter space on tile floors to a breakfast nook with
wrap-around windows. The split floor plan has the
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Just like mom, watermelon is a sweet and wonderful thing. Mom
always told you to finish your fruits and vegetables, but did you
know that watermelon boasts immunity benefits? Here are some
of the perks for eating this juicy treat:
Vitamin A- This vitamin is known to promote eye health, while
boosting immunity through the enhancement of white blood cells.
Vitamin B6- Boosts the immune system by maintaining normal
nerve function and forming red blood cells.
Vitamin C- Protects immune system against infections,
viruses and harmful free radicals that accelerate aging and other
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Here are a few ideas to make this Mother's Day her
most memorable yet:
Plant a Garden Together
Before you shell out big bucks on chocolates and
jewelry, consider a greener gift that mom can
treasure from her window. Visit your local garden
center or nursery and pick some vibrant beauties
you know she'll swoon over. Supply the gloves,
mom's favorite cocktails and snacks and make an
event out of gardening with your favorite lady.
Create Your Own Card
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Make a checklist of all the necessary ingredients,
ensuring you serve all of her favorites! For a fresh
twist on brunch, incorporate the sweet summer-
time goodness of watermelon and other fresh fruit.
Impress her with Breakfast Six Layer Trifle,
or make her smile with Watermelon Pancake
Sandwiches. Design a homemade menu card, and
throw in an arrangement of her favorite blooms
for a finishing touch.
For additional recipes and brunch ideas, visit www.
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Mother's Day brunch wouldn't be complete without a
fabulous serving of fresh fruit. These recipes include
the summertime goodness of watermelon for a sweet
addition sure to make mom smile.


Breakfast Six Layer Trifle
Serves: 8 to 12
3 cups organic fat free
vanilla yogurt
2 cups low fat natural
granola
4 cups watermelon, minced
3 cups organic fat free
peach yogurt
2 cups organic crisp rice
cereal
2 cups shredded coconut
Spread the vanilla yogurt over
bottom of deep glass casserole or
trifle dish. Layer remaining ingredi-
ents in order listed above in even
layers over vanilla yogurt.

Chunky Watermelon
Lemonade
Serves: 2 to 3
2 cups water
1/3 cup raw sugar (or to taste)
2 cups seedless watermelon
puree
1 fresh lemon, sliced thinly
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups chopped seedless
watermelon flesh
In half-gallon pitcher with lid,
mix 1 cup of water with sugar until
completely dissolved. Stir in rest
of water, watermelon puree, sliced
lemon, lemon juice and vanilla
extract. Stir to mix well and chill
thoroughly. Stir in 2 cups of
chopped watermelon before serving.


Watermelon Pancake
Sandwiches
Serves: 4
2 tablespoons maple syrup
8 silver dollar size
(3 to 4-inch) natural
blueberry pancakes
homemade or
prepared, warm
4 slices seedless watermelon,
same size as pancakes
Spread syrup over one side of each
pancake. Place slice of watermelon
on the syrup brushed side of 4 of
the pancakes. Top the watermelon
with other 4 pancakes, syrup side
down. Serve immediately.

Watermelon
Waldorf Salad
Serves: 4 to 6
2 cups cubed watermelon
(1/2-inch cubes)
1/2 cup celery, sliced
1/2 cup seedless red grape
halves
Dash of salt
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons sliced
almonds, toasted
Stir together watermelon, celery,
and grapes in bowl. Just before
serving, stir salt into yogurt for
dressing. (Add water to thin, if
necessary.) Pour dressing over
fruit; stir until coated. Sprinkle
with almonds.


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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 Hyundai of Bradenton. If you are not satisfied for any reason with
your Hyundai of Bradenton new or used vehicle with less than 40,000 miles, bring it back within 3 days or 150 miles and receive a refund on the purchase price minus any excess wear and tear or exchange it for a vehicle of
equal or greater value. Express Service in 1 hour or less is applicable only for the following services and only on a per service basis: Lube, oil & filter service, air filter & cabin filter replacement, tire rotation, battery service &
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