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In my travels, people
often ask where I'm
from. I tell them that
I live in a small town (of
sorts) south of Tampa.
"Oh, you live in Tampa
Bay?" they ask with a
trace of recognition but almost
certainly no firm idea of where it
actually is in the state that dangles
off the end of America.
"No, I don't. But fish do."
Tampa Bay is a body of water,
of course, not a city. But few
people have even heard of St.
Petersburg, let alone Ruskin. Or so
it seems.
Spring break is now a foggy
memory and as singer Jimmy
Buffett might say, the circus
has left town, taking with it the
traditional notion of tourist season
as the snowbirds flock back to the
"New" states of New York, New
Jersey, New Hampshire and so
on. Not that many years ago the
end of tourist season also meant
the freeways were less jammed
and the beaches and restaurants
were less crowded not so much
today.
The clerk at the family-owned
Plaza Beach Hotel in St. Pete
Beach said they typically book up
on the weekends. Perhaps even in
May, some people are jetting in
for a quick respite to the beach,
but according to the clerk, most of
the people packing into the quaint,
funky, beachfront motel are locals.
And why not? With an estimated
metropolitan population of just
over four million, more than
double that number flew in to
Tampa International Airport
in a single year. That number,
of course, doesn't include the
millions more who drive from
states as close as Georgia and
as far away as Maine. Millions
of people come to this area to
vacation, why shouldn't the
locals vacation here as well?
There are no rules, after all, that
dictate boarding an aircraft or
driving hundreds of miles is a
pre-requisite for vacationing.


yet so Iar away
Vacationing close to home: The final installment of a series
The reality is, that sort of thing On the surface, the Tampa Bay
actually does much to detract Area doesn't get much respect.
from what should be a relaxing To most of the world, it is far
time, a time to recover physically less well known than Miami or
and mentally from day to day 1 See LOST IN FLORIDA, page 9
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Visitors at Little Harbor were anthe beach
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The Crossing Church expects full house at


* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews. net
A place people once shopped for
clothing and household items has
been renovated and now houses
a church that focuses on young
families, children and teens. Even
in its temporary location, Lennard
High School's gymnasium, The
Crossing Church South Shore has
had nearly 1,200 people attend a
service.
It is the third Crossing Church
planted by Pastors Greg Dumas
and Joey Adkins, with one on
Causeway Boulevard in Tampa
and another near Orlando.
The 40,000-square foot
building that used to house Bealls
Department Store, 3058 College
Ave. (in Sun Point shopping plaza
on State Road 674) in Ruskin,
has been totally renovated inside,
including all new interior walls,
high tech sound equipment, a
caf6, nursery, children's and teen


grand opening May 12

rooms, and a large sanctuary.
The interdenominational
Christian church has grown by
leaps and bounds.
Lead Pastor Greg Dumas
laughed as he showed off one
of the rooms that will soon be
filled with elementary-school
age children. "This room is the
size of the church I was pastor of
not too long ago," Dumas said.
Now between 5,000 and 9,000
people in three locations call The
Crossing their home church.
"I was pastor of The Pointe
Church in Riverview when the
Crosstown Community Church in
Tampa asked me to come be its
new pastor," said Dumas. "It was
an honor to be asked, but I didn't
want to leave my congregation,
and suggested instead that we PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
merge." The new South County branch of The Crossing Church meets for its
They did merge, forming The last few weeks in the Lennard High School gymnasium. As of May
Crossing Church on Causeway 12, Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m. and a 1:30 service in Span-
ish will be held at its newly renovated location, 3058 College Ave.,
See THE CROSSING, page 5 Ruskin.


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Center celebrates anniversary of helping needy help themselves

ECHO Client Service Center serves communities from Gibsonton to Brandon


* By KEVIN BRADY
Business is booming at a
neighborhood service center
designed to help those who have
fallen on hard times.
Serving communities from
Gibsonton to Brandon, the ECHO
Client Service Center will mark
a birthday this month with one
candle; the center opened 12
months ago.
"I wanted to have a place to
help guide people who needed
help to the exact place they need
to go," said Stacy Efaw, director
of the Emergency Care Help
Organization. "We can give them
food and clothing but they have
other needs, and I felt at times
that we were just shipping them
off to some other place."
Founded in 1987, ECHO has
helped more than 140,000 area
residents, more than half of them
children, with food and clothing.
The non-profit group opened the
service center last May, hoping
to equip clients with the tools
they need so they don't have to
return to ECHO in the future. It's
already served more than 11,000
clients in 12 months.
"It's been a blessing for our
clients, some of whom come in
broken and embarrassed, but we
are able to help," said Sharmaine
Burr, who oversees the center
with the help of volunteers and
interns. The center's only full-
time employee, Burr sees up to
50 clients a day come through her
door.
Before the center opened,
ECHO could help only with food
and clothing and would direct
clients to other resources, often a
government office in a downtown
Tampa, which, for families
without a car, meant a whole other
ordeal.


Today, anyone applying for help
at ECHO is first screened by the
service center.
"They will come and say 'I need
food,' but if you sit down and talk
to them you uncover some of the
reasons they need food, which can
be anything from medical bills to
needing a job," Efaw said. "We let
them know about resources many
don't know are available."
The small office and friendly
atmosphere also help, Efaw
believes. "It's a lot less
intimidating here than a large
social service agency."
The service center, opened in
a former storage area next to
ECHO's main office in Brandon,
is a one-stop shop where clients
can not only get food and clothing
but, more importantly for their
long-term recovery, sign up for
aid programs and get help finding
ajob.
"There are two main reasons
why people come to ECHO,"
Efaw said. "They don't have ajob
or they don't have food stamps.
We're working on the food
stamps but work is a big issue and
hopefully we'll be able to help
somewhat on that."
At the center, clients can
sign up electronically for
the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP),
formerly known as food stamps;
the Temporary Cash Assistance
Program; Medicaid; and Healthy
Kids insurance. ECHO also links
clients with workforce training
programs.
A new program, a partnership
with Tampa Bay Workforce
Alliance, allows anyone looking
for work to train at ECHO for a
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work to add to their resume while
they are pounding the pavement.
"The goal over the next year is
to get people back to work," Efaw
said.
Free GED classes, started in
March, are also very popular,
Efaw said. The classes are offered
Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and
Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. Free
computer training classes are also
available.
"We want to help people get
to the point where they are able
to apply for jobs there are
volunteers here who will help
with resumes or apply for
college or a trade school. We have
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allowed us to work directly
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workforce help and food stamps
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* Fifty-eight percent of clients
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to choose between paying for
food and paying for utilities or
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* Thirty-seven percent had to
choose between paying for food
and paying for medicine or
medical care.
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ECHO distributes up to one week
of nutritious food for each family
and is always willing to accept
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Positive Talk: Magic Moments


Some people live their lives
with the expectation that some-
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something so
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validate their
existence and
make their
entire life
worthwhile. By William Hodges
The truth is
that the value
in life does not hinge on a single
event, but it comes from what I
call "magic moments." Magic mo-
ments are all around us and it is
our awareness of them that makes
our lives worthwhile.
What is a magic moment? A
magic moment can be something as
simple as a slice of bread fumbled
from your fingers landing butter
side up on the kitchen floor. If you
don't think that is magic, try to
remember how many times it went
the other way. Magic moments are
when we see the first flower after a
cold winter, or a robin proclaiming
spring is here. Some magic
moments are more momentous
than others, such as when you
hear your name called and feel
that high school diploma in your
hand, or when you see your child
walk for the first time. Memory
of these events is a very special
thing. Keep in mind what British
playwright J. M. Barrie said, "God
gave us memory so that we might
have roses in December."
Life is made up of magic
moments. That's what memory
is all about; it is our life's album
filled with snapshots. It is a place
where we can organize and capture
all the events that give us pleasure,
both large and small. The sad
thing is that many times we fail to
recognize a magic moment. We are
in too big a hurry to really notice
what is going on around us. We
miss that first flower and ignore
the song of the robin. Sometimes
our senses become dulled because
we have been afforded so many
blessings. Most of us are so used to
eating an ample diet that we fail to
recognize how lucky we are not to
go to bed hungry. People in a large
part of the world would consider
almost any meal you and I have
during a day a magic moment. We
take the food for granted.
You can put joy into your life by
simply paying attention to what
is happening around you and to
savor the magic moments. Keep
in mind the events do not have to
be grandiose. A magic moment
can be as simple as a child giving
you a hug or a friend saying, "I
like you." It might be winning
$5 in the lottery or having the
opportunity to watch a beautiful
sunrise or sunset. In any case, in
order for us to get full value from a
magic moment, we must recognize
it. For the next 24 hours, make an


effort to look at all the good things
that happen to you. Then say out
loud, 'This is a magic moment."
If someone questions why you are
saying, 'This is a magic moment,"
explain to them why you are doing
it and challenge them to find magic
moments in their lives.
I think you will find after a very
short period of time, you will
build magic moment upon magic
moment until you have created a
strong foundation for your life.
To get started, write down some
of the magic moments you have
experienced in your life. As a
memory aid, pull out old photo
albums or maybe family films/
videos. Call the family together
and ask family members to share
a funny story or one that touched
their hearts. In no time, the room
will be filled to overflowing with
magic moments.
Maybe the "magic" in magic
moments is that our lives are so
full we take these beautiful events
for granted. Don't do that; they
will be even more magical if we
pay attention.
Hodges is a nationally recognized
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ana Ramirez, 9, on an art project at Bethune Park.
Hope Fund receives grant from
Interfaith Council of SCC
The Hope Fund has received a tutoring, the Marathon Kids run-
$3,000 grant from the Interfaith ning program, an arts and crafts
Council of Sun City Center, to be class, a reading program, field trips,
used for scholarships forlow income a healthy snack program, and much
families so that their children may more.
attend the after-school programs at The Fund is made up of volun-
Bethune Park in Wimauma. teers dedicated to providing a safe,
The Interfaith Council consists of nurturing place for children to go
people from nine houses of worship after school while their parents are
and is committed to helping people working. Without these programs,
in Sun City Center and South Hills- many of the kids would be home
borough County. The Council helps unsupervised after school.
through scholarships and charitable There is a fee to attend Bethune
donations to 501(c)3 organizations Park. For those who cannot afford
on an on-going basis. the full cost, there are scholarships
Over one million dollars has been available. The Hope Fund spends
donated to the community since about $2,000 a month on scholar-
1978. The funds provided by the ships, an amount expected to in-
Council come from the proceeds of crease as more children attend the
the Nearly New Shop, which is at Park. Money to cover the cost of
the back of Sun City Center Plaza. the programs is raised through
The shop is open Wednesday and grants, tax-deductible donations,
Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for and fundraisers, mainly Breakfast
most of the year; summer hours, and Bingo, which is held twice a
starting in June, are Saturday only. year at Community Hall in SCC.
The Hope Fund, a 501(c)3 organi- The next B&B will take place on
zation, sponsors various programs Saturday, Nov. 9.
at the Park, such as mentoring and Call Carla Miles at 813-6344268
for further information, or if you wish
to volunteer or make a contribution.
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Boulevard, which eventually
drew so many people from South
County they decided to plant
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Services will be at 9 and 11
a.m. on Sundays, with services in
Spanish being broadcast from the
Tampa location on large screens at
1:30, led by Pastor Dave Murphy.
"Pastor Murphy's from Ireland
and you can hear it in his speech.
But he is fluent in Spanish,"
Dumas said. "We're pleased to be
able to bring The Crossing to so
many people in so many ways."
The South County church was
proposed less than a year ago,
and in July 2012 began building
a congregation at Lennard High
School.
In late fall, a deal with the
Bealls in Sun Point Plaza was
reached and work began under
The Crossing's facilities manager,
Steve Ready.
"Our staff did most of the
work," Dumas said.
Interior walls were installed to
make a large sanctuary; a secured
children's space for elementary-
age kids kindergarten through
fifth grade four pre-K rooms
divided by age group from babies
through kindergarten; a crying
baby's room; and a nursing
mother's privacy room. All are
equipped with television and
sound so no one misses any part
of the service, and rooms for
children have one-way glass so
parents can see their children
whenever they want, as well as
Dutch doors where the top opens
for easy viewing from the hallway
but the bottom stays closed to
keep young children inside.
"The sanctuary will seat 750
when the two side wings are
opened," said Pastor Joey Adkins,


who worked with Dumas on
Causeway and will be in charge
at the South County location.
'There's less than a 60-second
time-delay, so if Pastor Dumas is
preaching in Tampa, everyone is
still worshipping together."
Much was donated by members
of the congregation. 'The Cliftons
who own Chick-fil-A franchises
in Tampa donated the tables and
chairs in the caf6. Bill Tracey,
who runs Center Plate a food
and beverage supplier of the
Tampa Bay Rays, the University


of South Florida and other large
well-known local organizations
- supplied many kitchen devices
including cappuccino machines.
Many monetary and physical
donations large and small helped
make everything come together
quickly," Dumas said.
In an age when media reports
say that church attendance is down
and many local houses of worship
are trying to attract younger
people, The Crossing leaders say
they thrive because they focus on
things young families and children


need to feel at home.
State-of-the-art technology
allows for visual images and
sound in every room, including
the entrance hallway so no one
misses anything if they get up and
walk around, or take a crying baby
outside the sanctuary to keep from
disturbing others.
Most of the congregation is from
Generation Y-those born between
1980 and 2000 and Generation
X those born between 1965
and 1979, although there are some


from older (more church-going)
generations as well.
"We want to be a place where
the young are comfortable,"
Adkins said.
The Grand Opening services
will be on Mother's Day, May 12,
at both the 9 and 11 a.m. services.
To find out more about The
Crossing Church and its South
County location, visit www.
crossingonline.org/southshore. All
services are archived and may be
viewed from home on the website.


Pastor Joey Adkins, pictured
here with his family, will be the
pastor at the new location.


Hi-tech sound equipment and
video help set a mood that
caters to young people. "These
things are a part of their world,"
said Pastor Greg Dumas.


Elementary school-age kids sing along with song leaders and guitars.


Community Payback Event coming to SCC May 18th


* By KEVIN KERBOW
FREE, FREE, FREE.....
Howie's Sun City Center
Plumbing Services will be
hosting a Free 1st Annual
Community Payback Event
on May 18 from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. It's Howie's Sun
City Center Plumbing
Services' turn to pay back
the wonderful citizens of
Sun City Center for making
them the plumber of choice
for Hillsborough County.
The day's offerings will
include FREE barbecue,
entertainment, beverages,
and lots of fun and give-
a-ways. Grab a friend and
head to 139 S. Pebble Beach
Blvd located between CVS
and Winn Dixie in SCC. Just
follow the smoke and the
smell of delicious barbecue.
Please RSVP by May 13 to
(813) 633-8923.
In a time when businesses
were failing, Sun City
Center Plumbing Services
was flourishing. So what
is it that makes some
businesses fail and others
succeed? For Sun City
Center Plumbing Services
the formula was simple.
Take 30 yrs experience and


mix with honesty, integrity,
affordability and reliability
and stir thoroughly. Then
add a city full of quality
customers and a staff that
is driven to make every
customer happy and the
finished product will be a
business that you will want
to call time and time again
for your plumbing needs.
Howie's Sun City Center
Plumbing's vans can be
spotted all around town.
They are most likely in your
neighborhood right now.
They can be found at any
given time in SCC busily
re-piping homes that have
Polybutylene or Grey pipe
and Copper. As many in the
community have found out
that it is all but impossible
to get a new insurance
policy on a home that has
Polybutylene pipe. No one
makes that process easier
than Howie's. Three days
start to finish, is all it takes
to give you peace of mind
and to rid your home of all
the "grey" pipe and qualify
for that pending home sale
or that much needed new
insurance policy.


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 problem is
being handled appropriately.
These inspections could


potentially save you
thousands in costly and
unnecessary repairs. On top
of repiping homes, camera
inspections, 24/7 emergency
services, Howie's also offers
backflow testing and repair
at the best price in town!
Howie's Sun City Center
Plumbing has a beautiful
showroom at 139 S. Pebble
Beach Blvd., SCC, Suite
202. The office is open
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Mon-Fri. The showroom is
stocked with fixtures from


companies like Moen, Delta,
Mainline as well as many
others. Stop by today and
meet their friendly office
staff and enjoy some coffee
and refreshments while they
talk with you about your
next home project.
Please make sure and visit
SunCityCenterPlumbing.
com or click LIKE on
Facebook for all the latest
happenings. They can be
reached by phone 24/7 at
813-633-8923 or fax at 813-
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MAY 9, 2013






6 OBSERVER NEWS

Pigs in the Parking Lot set for May 17
Pigs in the Parking Lot is a BBQ, beer, blues and business expo
set for Friday, May 17 from 4 to 10 p.m. in Apollo Beach.
Sponsored by the SouthShore Chamber of Com-
merce, Pigs in the Parking Lot will take place in the
Mira Bay-Sweetbay Plaza, located at 137 Harbor
Village Lane, just off US 41. Admission is free.
In addition to the BBQ and beer, there will be
booths from businesses and nonprofits, arts
and crafts, and a kid's area.
Live music from The TomKats will be
from 4 to 6 p.m., and from Ladyhawke from

For more information, call the SouthShore Cham-
ber aat 813-645-1366.

KW Realty of South Shore holds
Annual Red Day event May 9th
Keller Williams Realty of South Shore will close its office on Thursday,
May 9, 2013, to participate in the company's international day of service
RED DAY (Renew, Energize and Donate). This year, the South Shore of-
fice will volunteer their services to The Lord's Lighthouse Ministry.
The Lord's Lighthouse Ministry, located at 815 E College Ave. in
Ruskin, is committed to providing spiritual nourishment, educational em-
powerment and compassionate assistance to the less fortunate through
the collection of food, clothing, translation services, advocacy, applica-
tion assistance (Medicaid, food stamps, and benefits), crisis intervention,
spiritual counseling and emergency assistance.
As a part of their RED DAY efforts, the KW South Shore office will
spend the day volunteering their services through indoor/outdoor paint-
ing of the facility, landscaping, holding a food and clothing drive and
organizing and bagging the items. The public is encouraged to drop off
men's, women's and children's clean clothing and/or canned food dona-
tions the morning of May 9 for distribution to the families being served.
For more information about RED DAY, visit http://www.kw.com/kw/
redday.html.


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by Michael Cooper

2013 District Champs!


Army
Army Pvt. Davonte M. Parker
has graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson, Colum-
bia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier studied the Army
mission, history, tradition and
core values, physical fitness, and
received instruction and practice
in basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare and
bayonet training, drill and cer-
emony, marching, rifle marksman-
ship, armed and unarmed combat,
map reading, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice system,
basic first aid, foot marches, and
field training exercises.
Parker is the son of Marie George
and stepson of Solomon McClus-
ter, both of Bellasol Way, Apollo
Beach.
He is a 2011 graduate of East
Bay High School in Gibsonton.

Marines
Marine Corps Pfc. Christopher J.
Barrett, son of Patricia A. and Mi-
chael E. Barrett of Apollo Beach,
Fa., earned the tide of U.S. Ma-
rine after graduating from recruit
training at Marine Corps Recruit
Depot, Parris Island, S. C.
For 13 weeks, Barrett stayed
committed during some of the
world's most demanding entry-
level military training in order to
be transformed from civilian to
Marine instilled with pride, disci-
pline and the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Training
subjects included close-order drill,
marksmanship with an M-16A4
rifle, physical fitness, martial arts,
swimming, military history, cus-
toms and courtesies.
One week prior to graduation,
Barrett endured The Crucible,
a 54-hour final test of recruits'
minds and bodies. Upon comple-
tion, recruits are presented the
Marine Corps emblem and called
Marines for the first time.
Barrett is a 2007 graduate of
Tampa Catholic High School of
Tampa, Fla. He is a 2012 gradu-
ate of University of South Florida,
Tampa, Fla. with a BS degree.


Marines
Marine Corps Pfc. Kevin R.
Storman, II, son of Amanda Soto
and Kevin R. Storman of Ruskin,
Fa., earned the title of U.S. Ma-
rine after graduating from recruit
training at Marine Corps Recruit
Depot, Parris Island, S. C.
For 13 weeks, Storman stayed
committed during some of the
world's most demanding entry-
level military training in order to
be transformed from civilian to
Marine instilled with pride, disci-
pline and the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Training
subjects included close-order drill,
marksmanship with an M-16A4
rifle, physical fitness, martial arts,
swimming, military history, cus-
toms and courtesies.
One week prior to graduation,
Storman endured The Crucible,
a 54-hour final test of recruits'
minds and bodies.
Upon completion, recruits are
presented the Marine Corps em-
blem and called Marines for the
first time.
Storman is a 2012 graduate
of Spoto High School in Riv-
erview.


Marines
Marine Corps Pfc. Cory M.
Stryker, son of Lisa R. Culler of
Wooster, Ohio and Michael R.
Stryker, of Ruskin, Fla., recent-
ly graduated from the Marine
Corps Basic Combat Engineer
Course at Marine Corps Engi-
neer School, Marine Corps Base,
Camp Lejeune, N. C.
During the five-week course,
Stryker received instruction in
the fundamentals of engineering
support for combat units, includ-
ing the procedures for building
and repairing bridges, roads and
field fortifications.
Stryker also received training
on demolition concepts, land
mine warfare and camouflage
techniques.
Stryker is a 2010 graduate of
Waynedale High School of Apple
Creek, Ohio and joined the Ma-
rine Corps in September 2012.


Seated, from left: Tyler McFarlane, Jasmine Byrd, Quiana Jean-Baptiste, Destinee Byrd, Jada Lester.
Standing: Hayley Manning, Ternesha Noelzinord, Nicole Lock, Jarmeela Shaw, Madeline Hornacek, Ti-
ana Hill, Charelle Shaw, Fre'deja Hayes, Tabitha Wlllia, and Michelle Rodriguez.


East Bay's offense on the move:
Destinee Byrd.
The East Bay Indians girls' flag
football team won its 5th district
championship in 6 years defeating
Bloomingdale 13-6. Earlier in the
season the Bulls defeated the In-
dians 19-13. In the championship
game, Bloomingdale never had a
chance.
In the semi-final, East Bay de-
feated Newsome 26-13. QB Mad-
eline Hornacek threw for 181


Jada Lester, Jarmeel Shaw and

yards, three to Nicole Lock and
one to Jada Lester. Bloomingdale
thrashed Spoto 37-0 in the other
semi-final.
Against East Bay, the bright spot
for Bloomingdale was two INTs
in the endzone. On offense, the
Bulls had 6 possessions, 5 punts.
Their lone scoring drive was kept
alive by penalties. Hornacek led
the Indians' offense to 225 total


yards, throwing a TD to Lock and
Jarmeela Shaw. The defense was
led by Kayla Cyrus with 6 sacks
and 27 hurries. Bloomingdale
only managed 83 total yards on of-
fense.


East Bay's defense harassed
Bulls QB Elaine Owens all night.
From left: Kayla Cyrus, Owens,
Destinee Byrd.


Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary
The Students of the Month for April 2013 at Apollo Beach Elementary School are: Brett Anderson, Max
Bennett, Isabella Bills, Hope Blocker, Madelynn Council, Chloe Crater, Riley Crichton, Avery Fink, Cam-
ryn Hill, Tiffany Huynh, Shannon Janus, Kipp Kochera, Jackson Licursi, Katie Matson, Carter Menotti,
Drew Mihok, Kayleigh Morris, Conchita Navarro, Kamran Patel, Rylan Pietras, Jessica Pillsbury, Nevaeh
Profit, Jenna Rank, Makenzie Rees, Morgan Rees, Isabella Salvador, Ava Scoccia, Hayley Seibert, Noah
Self, Elyse Shareck, Michael Sims Gallagher, Maggie Stewart, and Patrol: Carly Farnell.


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MAY 9, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER 7


You, me and business:

Rainy season


Last week's weather, with record
snowfalls for May up north and hot
humid rainy days here tells me the
climate is indeed changing. Rainy
season usually starts in June, but
here it was early May and
there was thunder. And
lots and lots of rain.
It doesn't really impact
most of us still work-
ing, except to make
sure there's an umbrella
handy. But if you're re- By Dana
tired-orjust taking some Executive
time off rainy days can SCC Chc
be boring. So we thought Commerc
we'd come up with some
things to do when Mother Nature
gets weepy.
There's nothing more relaxing
than listening to the sound of the
rain. If possible without any mess,
open your windows, turn off the
TV, computer, and cell phone and
just listen to the sound of the rain-
drops hitting the leaves on the trees,
the roof, and the ground. Prefer-
ably curl up on the sofa with a good
book or a crossword puzzle.
Yes, this is the social media era,
but people still love getting a letter
in the mail. Why not write a note to
your favorite niece? Or write down
some of your favorite life stories to
pass down to the next generations.
Yoga! Pull up exercise videos on
YouTube and lay out a mat on your
living room floor.
This is a great day for spring
cleaning! Rearrange things in your
house. If your kitchen cabinets
are mixed up, sort everything out.
Clean your refrigerator and throw
away old food. Sort your pantry.
Go through your closet and choose
things you don't wear to donate to
Goodwill.
Pamper yourself. Give yourself a


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mask and a robe, paint your nails,
exfoliate your skin, and style your
hair.
Research new recipes for food


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add them to your cook-
book (or start one!).
They don't have to be
extravagant dishes. You
can research different
ways to make eggs or
a new spaghetti sauce
recipe. You can find rec-
ipes online or cut them
out from magazines you
have lying about the


house.
Get a head start on the holidays
and buy Christmas stocking-stuffers
online. You'll be happy you were
proactive about it instead of waiting
until the last minute. Plus it keeps
you out of the stores when they're
crowded in December!
Remember when you first got
your family pets and you couldn't
stop paying attention to them? Pre-
tend your old friends are your new
friends and treat them as if you've
never met. Stroke behind their ears,
baby talk to them, play fetch for
longer than two tosses, (try to) teach
them a new trick, or get lost in the
repetitive act of brushing their fur.
And lastly, my favorite! I love to
walk outside in the rain if there's no
lightning and the wind isn't too bad.
I even have a clear umbrella so that
I can see the rain falling down on
top of my head. I splash in puddles
and let the rain literally wash my
worries away!
So just writing this got me in the
mood for rain and this week it's
clear again. Oh well. Rainy season
is on its way and my boots are by
the front door! Bring it on!


Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351

12051st St. S..
Upcoming Events
Monday Night......................6 p.m. Bingo. Free hot dogs during bingo.
Tuesday Night ......................$1 draft beer all day.
Friday Night ........................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Food available
Saturday, May 11.................5 p.m. Steak dinner
6:30 p.m. music by TJ and Ella
Sunday, May 12 ...................2 p.m. Mother's Day dinner: deep-fried
turkey dinner
6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. $1 draft beer
all day
For more information, call (813) 645-2922.

South Shore 912 meeting is May 15
The South Shore Chapter of the Tampa 912 Project will meet at 7 p.m.
on Wednesday, May 15 at Century 21 Beggins Real Estate Office, 6542
US Hwy 41 in Apollo Beach.
The featured speakers will be Tina Trent, Mary Grabar and Larry D.
Grathwohl. Tina Trent is a Ruskin native and a well-known speaker on
the subject of political radicals and social movements. Mary Grabar is
the author of Bill Ayres: Teaching Revolution. Larry D. Grathwohl is a
former FBI informant, a Weather Underground infiltrator, and the author
of Bringing Down America.
For more information email mzahorsk@yahoo.com or call 813-601-0302.





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, May 13 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per per-
son. Menu: Stuffed Peppers with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets available.
Tuesday, May 21 Indoctrination of new members at 7 p.m.
Monday, May 28 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per
person. Menu: Ham dinner with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets available.
The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment lo-
cated at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089.


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C.A.R.E. with her three siblings,
Magnum PI, Silver and Rascal.
Alley, a true beauty, loves to play
with the other kittens at the shel-
ter. She enjoys sunning on the
lanai and is quite a charmer, but
she would like to come to live at
a forever home of her own. Allie
will be spayed, microchipped, and
brought current on her shots.
DOB: November 22,2012.


Russ
Russ is a Terrier mix with the
most heart-melting eyes. With an
invite, he will lie upside down in
your lap and take a nap. Russ en-
joys running in the play yard with
his furry friends, playing in the
doggy pool, and getting kisses.
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home with a patient and loving
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Boyle and Wendy Arnio celebrate the Hillsborough County Commis-
sioners' decision.

Feline Folks applaud County decision
Volunteers with Feline Folks celebrated what they see as a victory for
Hillsborough cats immediately following the Hillsborough County Com-
missioners 6-1 vote to implement a new Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Release
Program for feral cats.
The pilot program, called Be The Way Home, will trap, neuter, vacci-
nate, microchip and release up to 2000 feral cats back into the community
to reduce the euthanasia rate of cats at the Hillsborough animal shelters.
The plan operates at no cost to taxpayers and, according to Animals Ser-
vices Director Ian Hallet, it is projected to save the county money as well
as freeing up additional spaces so that cats for adoption will have a longer
time period to remain at the shelter before being euthanized.
Be The Way Home advocates were out in big numbers supporting the
plan with neon green t-shirts and many spoke at the meeting to advocate
the plan, which has been successful in many counties across the country.

Community Resource Directory for the
disabled now available
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) recently unveiled its
newly enhanced community resource directory.
The APD resource directory has more than 6,000 different community
resources that will help meet the needs of citizens with disabilities. The
agency has been working for more than a year to develop the enhanced
resource directory to identify community organizations that provide ser-
vices to people in need.
Individuals with developmental disabilities on the APD Medicaid
waiver waiting list have limited access to state-paid community services.
The resource directory will also be able to help any person with a dis-
ability find help in his or her community.
A variety of searches can be conducted with the resource directory.
People can search by zip code, county, type of service needed, or other
preferred criteria. The goal of the directory is to match a person's needs
with a community resource that will be able to meet that need.
The public can search the resource directory for community resources
to meet their needs at APDcares.org.
The agency will develop a resource directory tutorial to assist users in
learning how to navigate the directory. It will be posted on APDcares.org
In the future, the agency plans to add on new features to the resource
directory to continually make it more useful to the public.
APD annually serves more than 50,000 Floridians with the develop-
mental disabilities of autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intellec-
tual disabilities, spina bifida, and Prader-Willi syndrome. To learn more
about the agency, call 1-866-273-2273 or visit APDcares.org.


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So close,


yet so far away


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Disney World. The metro area isn't
a titan of industry or commerce,
and there would seem to be
little cohesiveness in the urban
sprawl, where officials from the
two largest cities find passive-
aggressive ways to snipe over a
baseball team and cruise ships. On
Yelp, an internet site designed to
help travelers find restaurants and
things to do in cities around the
world, number 12 of the top things
to do in Tampa is a review of an
MRI machine and radiology center
in Carrollwood.


But political bickering, MRI
machines and city limits matter
little to those who visit, it
generally doesn't even much
matter to those who live here.
There are 70 miles of barrier island
beaches from Pinellas County
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Hillsborough is arguably the best
place to view a sunset outside of
those beaches.
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way through the crowd at the
Sunset Grill at Little Harbor in
Ruskin, belting out a cover of


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people crowded the dance floor
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based band, SoulRCoaster. Before
long, the tables were empty and
the floor was filled with tipsy
twenty-somethings and sixty-
somethings, all coming together
over some great music on the
beach. A moment later, her voice
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Little horses make a big difference in patients' recovery


They're small and cute with fuzzy
manes and click-clacking hooves,
but perhaps most importantly,
miniature horses are now helping
patients recover from illnesses and
injuries at Shands Rehab Hospital
in Gainesville. Training sessions
with Gentle Carousel Miniature
Therapy Horses are the newest
form of therapy at the hospital and
have become a staple for patients
on Wednesday afternoons.
"No one plans to go to rehab,"
said Andrea Gilbert, a Shands staff
occupational therapist. "Life threw
a curveball, and now everything is
hard. But the horses give [our pa-
tients] a reason to smile."
An activity session entails a
horse and a person working to-
gether to achieve similar goals.
The pair practices walking over
different surfaces, going up and
down stairs, and working on focus
and balance skills.
Gilbert said up to one third of
her patients work with the horses
on a weekly basis. She initiated
the partnership with the Lake City,
Fla.-based Gentle Carousel after
watching one of her patients in-
teract with a miniature horse at a
charity fundraising event.
"She just lit up like a Christ-
mas tree. The cute horse and the
sunshine; all these factors came
together and really made a differ-
ence for her," Gilbert said.
Jorge Garcia-Bengochea, ex-
ecutive director and co-founder of
Gentle Carousel, knows how dif-
ficult recovery can be. At age 9 he
was hit by a car while riding his
bicycle. He was treated at Shands
atUF.
"Doing the work that we do now,
I think of that. I would've loved to
have a little animal visit me," he
said.
Debbie Garcia-Bengochea, edu-


cation director and co-founder,
said she and her husband chose to
partner with Shands Rehab Hos-
pital to make a difference in pa-
tients' lives. But the patients aren't
the only ones benefiting from the
partnership.
The horses need to be trained
to know how to interact with pa-
tients and walk on all kinds of sur-
faces. The rehab hospital provides
a space for the horses to learn the
necessary skills by actually prac-
ticing them with patients.
"We're all working together and
everyone benefits," Debbie Gar-
cia-Bengochea said.
John LeCain, a 66-year-old pas-
tor from Palenville, NY, is a pa-
tient at Shands Rehab Hospital
and worked with Hamlet the horse
to complete his therapy. When he
stood for the first time since his
traumatic spinal cord injury, Ham-
let was there.
"This is for you, Hamlet," he
said before he lifted himself out of
the wheelchair.
One of Gentle Carousel's horses,
Magic, was named one of Time
Magazine's Top 10 Heroic Ani-
mals. She is the only living animal
on the list.
Therapists at Shands Rehab Hos-
pital have begun animal-assisted
interventions during therapy ses-
sions. This has included activities
such as brushing and petting the
horses to gain coordination and
hand strength. They are also do-
ing functional cooking activities to
make horse treats.
"This way, they're doing the
functional activity learning, fol-
lowing directions and moving -
but it's purposeful," Gilbert said.
Gilbert's said the horses' uncon-
ditional love and lack of judgment
are just a couple of the reasons
they have been so well-received at


the hospital.
"They really serve a lot of
people. We have a little gem
here," Gilbert said.

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with a horse named
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his therapy. He
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Time helping people is time well spent


* BY PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews. net
You might find Deb Adams
teaching people who have no
credit- or bad credit- how to build
it back again, or helping women
at the Mary and Martha House
shelter in Ruskin learn to manage
their finances.
Or she could be doing
fundraising and other activities for
her church; working on a project
for perpetual care of the Ruskin
Memorial Park Cemetery; helping
the mentally ill being released
from facilities work their way
into society; or maintaining email
lists of thousands that help match
people searching for work with
available jobs.


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And those activities are just for
starters.
Deb Adams is one busy gal.
The Valrico resident, now 52,
and her husband Jimmy, have
two sons, Chris and Dan, and a
daughter Amanda. They also have
two granddaughters and another
on the way.
She has been a resident of the
area since she was 11 years old
and her husband is from a native
Hillsborough County family.
She's been in area banking
for 10 years, as American Bank
became Gold Bank and then M
& I and now BMO (pronounced
Beemo)- which is actually Bank of
Montreal, located on US 41 across
from Mira Bay.


But when you hear of all her
community activities you wonder
how she has time to work as vice
president and branch manager. Yet
she does. And she still manages to
make time to take motorcycle trips
with her husband occasionally, her
favorite one being their annual trip
to the Florida Keys.
"I am so fortunate the bank
encourages community life or I
couldn't do all this," Adams said
in a recent interview.
She's involved with the
SouthShore Business Association,
the Ruskin Woman's Club, the
American Business Woman's
Association, and the SouthShore
and Sun City Center chambers of
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board of Project Return Inc., that
assists people who have been in a
mental health facility adjust when
they return to society.
Because she's in these
organizations, she knows a lot of
people and keeps an email contact
of everyone she can.
"It was just natural for me to
have lists," she said. "I don't use
them to solicit business. I use
them to promote charity events
and the past few years, help
people seeking work and on the
other side of that- help employers
find qualified people to fill their
openings."
Adams said when the economy
tanked in 2007, people began
sending her emails with resumes,
or just saying if she heard of a job
opening to let them know.
She also knew several employers
that had jobs.
A light bulb went off! She began
sending regular emails listing jobs
and people available for jobs to
her long lists of contacts.
"It started paying off right
away," she said.
But it doesn't end there.
Individuals began using her lists
as well.
"One thing that sticks out in
my mind is a heartwarming story
about a local attorney who sent
me something about her daughter
who was turning 10. I remember
that she'd been born on 9-1-1.
The mom was taking her to see
the Bucs, she really liked football
and she liked the Bucs. Well, I had
contacts with the Bucs and the girl
and her family got to go down on
the field and meet the players. It
was a very satisfying thing."
Mostly though, Adams said she
likes to do things for charitable
organizations and their recipients.
She's posted events for the Mary
& Martha House, and worked with
shelter guests. Having been in all
banking positions from teller and
other jobs to her current position
as branch manager and vice
president she especially enjoys
teaching women who don't know
how to handle money how to use
checking accounts, save money
and build credit.
When the Ruskin Woman's Club
took on the project of finding
people to care for the community-
owned Ruskin Memorial Park and
Cemetery, she found landscapers
to donate time. She said she works
with others who are now trying
to put together a foundation of


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PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
Deb Adams may work at BMO
Harris Bank in Apollo Beach
but she is so active in her com-
munity many associate her with
organizations and projects not
connected to her job. "I am for-
tunate our company likes us to
spend time working to better
the community," Adams said in
a recent interview. "They like us
to be out and about meeting and
helping local residents."

some sort to see the place will get
perpetual care.
Because now there's so much
cremation to save money in tight
times, the cemetery needs all
the help it can get, she said. The
cemetery has no actual "owners"
or responsible parties because it
is a remnant of the Commongood
Society that inhabited Ruskin in
the early 1900s with the goal of
public education for all classes
of people based on the ideas of
John Ruskin who had done this in
other places. That makes upkeep
voluntary.
"When I'm at my desk working,
and I can't get out and about,
the email lists are one way I can
keep on helping the community,"
Adams said.
"You never know when the seeds
you plant will grow," she said.
"There might be some information
passed on this week that will help
someone down the road."
So she continues to collect
emails from everyone she meets
along the way.
"I will never use them for
solicitation for business," she
said. "People can be assured they
will be used to help others find
work, employers fill job slots and
charities that help right here in our
community."
To contact Adams, email her at
deb.adams@bmo.com.


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THE SAVVY SENIOR

How Health Insurance Marketplaces Will Help Early Retirees


Dear Savvy Senior,
What can you tell me about the
new Obamacare health insurance
exchanges that begin next year?
I am interested in ,.. iIr. early
at age 61, but need to find some
affordable health until my
Medicare benefits begin at 65.
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1 The new
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By Jim Miller also known
as Health
Insurance Marketplaces that
begin in 2014 will be a welcome
benefit to millions of Americans
who need health insurance,
especially uninsured baby boomers
and pre-Medicare retirees who
often have a difficult time finding
affordable coverage.
How It Will Work
As part of the Affordable Care
Act, starting Oct. 1 you will be
able to shop and compare health
insurance policies in your area,
and enroll in one directly through
your state's Health Insurance
Marketplace website. The policies
will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
You'll also be happy to know
that federal law dictates that


Marketplace insurers cannot deny
you coverage or charge you higher
rates based on pre-existing health
conditions, and they can't charge
women more than men. But, they
can charge older customers more
than younger ones up to three
times more.
Every state will have a
Marketplace, but each state
can choose how it will operate.
Seventeen states and the District
of Columbia will run their own
state-based Marketplace, seven
states will partner with the federal
government, and 26 states will
offer federal Marketplaces. The
differences between federal and
state programs will be subtle. You
will be able to access your state's
Health Insurance Marketplace at
healthcare.gov.
The policies available through
these Marketplaces will be sold
by insurance companies and will
provide a package of 10 essential
benefits, including emergency
services, hospital care, lab
services, prescription drugs, doctor
visits, preventive care and rehab
services.
To make shopping and comparing
a little easier, the health plans
will be divided into four different
levels bronze, silver, gold and
platinum each offering similar


benefits but with a different cost
structure. The bronze plan will
have the lowest monthly premiums
but have highest out-of-pocket
costs, while the platinum plans
will have the highest premiums
but the lowest deductibles and co-
payments.
The Marketplaces will also offer
a toll-free hotline to help you
choose aplan that meets your needs
and budget. These helpers aren't
associated with any particular
plan, and they aren't on any type of
commission, so the help they give
you will be completely unbiased.
Costs and Tax-Credits
Prices will vary depending on
where you live, your age and the
health plan you choose. Exact cost
structures for most Marketplaces
will be released within the next
few months.
To help make coverage
affordable, sliding scale tax-
credits will be available if you
earn less than 400 percent of the
poverty level that's $45,960 for
a single person and $62,040 for
couples. These tax-credit subsidies
will provide immediate savings off
your monthly premiums.
To find out if you qualify, or see
how much a tax-credit will reduce
your monthly costs, you'll need to
submit a Marketplace application


in October, or when you decide
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- click on "Interactive Features"
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Health Insurance Marketplaces
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can do now to help you choose
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marketplace.

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South Bay Hospital and Ameri-
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a medical supply drive to benefit
students who are enrolled in the
Nursing and Emergency Medical
Responder programs at the South
County Career Center in Ruskin.
This is a collaborative effort of
support in conjunction with the
Educational Partnership Commit-
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Commerce.
The current list of supplies need-
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scrubs, lab jackets, digital scales,
non-latex gloves, infrared thermom-
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blood pressure monitors.
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Grant to Doby Elementary will help power
hydroponic garden
Doby Elementary Gifted teacher Melissa Triebwasser (left) accepts a check from Carrie Elwell while stu-
dents watch in excitement. The check was a donation to be used for installation of an outdoor electrical
outlet, which will power the Victory Garden Hydroponics System being purchased through a Florida
Agriculture Grant. Owner of Kids R Kids SouthShore, Elwell is the chair of the Educational Partnership
Committee for the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce. This donation was made possible by Kids R
Kids SouthShore, Charlotte Clark and the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce.


Baby Time Monday, May 13 at 1:35 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14 at 11:35 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15 at 10:05 a.m.
For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy
begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes
and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy
skills and encourages language development.
"Creative Artists" Let's Create! Monday, May 13 at 4 p.m.
"Creative Artists", 7-10 years, will join our art instructor and create
an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required at either the
Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652..
Toddler Time Tuesday, May 14 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15 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, May 14 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15 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.
Teen Night Thursday, May 16 at 5 p.m.
Three hours of video games and anim6 on the large projector screens.
Family Story Time Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Sto-
ries, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this
fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may
wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy.
Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get in-
volved with the library's teen programs or earn community service hours
for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided 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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The East Bay High School The-
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loose the Musical on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, May 9-11, at
the school's Kathryn Hill Audito-
rium in Gibsonton.
Each day the performance will
start at 7 p.m., with doors opening
at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $6; $4 for students.
Ticket price includes dessert and
coffee during intermission. To
reserve over the phone, call 813-
671-5134, ext. 271. Groups of 10
or more who reserve in advance
receive the student price for the
entire group. Tickets may also be
purchased at the door.
Footloose is the final installment
of the East Bay Theatre Season.
The school is located at 7710 Big
Bend Rd. in Gibsonton.


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SouthShore Chamber lauds

local nominees for County

Education Awards
The Educational Partnership Committee at the SouthShore Cham-
ber of Commerce congratulates the following teachers in South Shore
schools who were nominated for the three Hillsborough County Educa-
tion awards:
fIda S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year
Apollo Beach Elementary- Ashley Keene
Corr Elementary- D. Margarita Torres
Cypress Creek Elementary- Lindsey Fielder
Doby Elementary- Melissa Triebwasser
East Bay High- Lucinda Thompson
Eisenhower Middle- Stephanie Atkins
Gibsonton Elementary- Sharon Dalton
Lennard High- Mark Marchant
Reddick Elementary- Judy Bonce
Ruskin Elementary-Lissette Hemandez-Hall
Shields Middle- Kara Larson
South County Career Center- Victoria Thomas

frInstructional Support Employee of the Year
Apollo Beach Elementary- Cheryl Wohl
Corr Elementary- Dora Hamm
Cypress Creek Elementary- Rocio Labenita
Doby Elementary- Cheryl Larsen
East Bay- Sandra Baldasarre
Eisenhower Middle- Delana Garcia
Gibsonton Elementary- Arlene Figueroa
Lennard High- Wilmarie Rios
Reddick Elementary- Jinny Bahr
Ruskin Elementary- Maria Lira
Shields Middle- Diane LaRue
South County Career Center- Thomas Shaffer
Wimauma Elementary- Sofia Castillo

fr2013 Teacher of the Year
Apollo Beach Elementary- Stacie Seal
Corr Elementary- Antonio Hernandez
Cypress Creek Elementary- Ann Elliott Williford
Doby Elementary- David Albritton
East Bay High- Rebecca Rouch
Eisenhower Middle- Robin L. Hawk
Gibsonton Elementary- Phyllis Cruz-Ginorio
Lennard High- Erin Elsberry
Reddick Elementary- Brandon Gogue
Ruskin Elementary- Joy Vega
Shields Middle- Britney Dawn Seabury
South County Career Center- Melissa Jean Brown
Wimauma Elementary- Karen Carroll

The Educational Partnership congratulates Socorrito M. Claudio, from
Wimauma Elementary, for being named the 2013 Hillsborough County
Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year. They also congratulate Cas-
sandra Mattison, from Spoto High, for being named the 2013 Hillsbor-
ough County Teacher of the Year
The Educational Partnership Committee of the SouthShore Chamber
of Commerce meets once a month and partners with 15 local schools
throughout the year to assist in the needs of the school, teachers and
students.


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2) Caterpillars have hard bodies. Fact or Fiction?
3) Caterpillars eat a lot. Fact or Fiction?
4) Caterpillars eat mostly insects. Fact or Fiction?
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Fact or Fiction?
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9) Caterpillars are harmless to humans. Fact or Fiction?
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2-10-2013 5-4-2013
This precious little Angel leaves
behind many special Loved Ones.
Maygan Sizemore, her loving
Aunt MayMay
Special parents Jeff & Siri Moyer
Dear brothers Cylas & Adrik
Special grandparents Melissa &
Johnny Sizemore
Uncle Josh Sizemore & Aunt
Ashlyn Pippin
Always in our prayers & hearts
Dixie, Billy, Jason, Zac & Trevor
& all your friends in Balm
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Thank You
I'd like to thank all my
friends in the Kings Point
community for their cards,
prayers, concern and offers
of transportation that I badly
needed at times.
I love all of you.
Thank you for being there for
me and JoAnne.
Frank Pappaceno

Ruskin Aglow meets May 18
Ruskin Aglow's May meeting
will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday,
May 18 at Palm Garden, 3850 Up-
per Creek Dr. in Sun City Center.
For information, call Gloria at
813-633-9613.

Final Hadassah
lunch is May 21
The Chai Chapter of Hadassah
will hold its closing luncheon in
Sun City Center at noon on May
21. Banquet Masters will cater a
lunch buffet with a choice of two
hot entrees.
The entertainment will be a
comic who has performed around
the U.S., as well as locally at the
Improv Club in Tampa.
The cost of this afternoon of fun is
$18. Fordetails onthe exact location
and food choice, contact Carol by
e-mail at monkeyandwife@yahoo.
com or by phone at 813-829-7227.
Members and guests are
welcome.
Mormon church
schedules patriotic
devotionals
The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints in Apollo Beach
has scheduled three 45-minute pa-
triotic devotionals to give thanks
for our great nation.
The first devotional will take
place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May
12; the second is at 6 p.m. on Sun-
day, May 26; and the third is at 6
p.m. on Sunday, June 30.
All will take place at the Apollo
Beach meetinghouse of The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
5208 12 St. NE in Apollo Beach.
The public is invited.
The devotionals will introduce
Mormon missionaries. Admission
is free and refreshments will be
served after each devotional.
Upcoming Yard
Sale at Wimauma
Church of God
On Saturday, May 18, from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be a
yard sale at the Wimauma Church
of God, 5504 State Road 674.


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New Beginnings Fellowship celebrates spring
The congregation of New Beginnings celebrated Spring Hat Day
on April 28. The congregation was invited to wear a beautiful hat
or a crazy hat in honor of the season. Above, from left, are: Aaron
Bostick, Joyce Carswell, Sylvia Thomas, Pam Brady and Virginia
Schwartz.


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Squad Chaplain presents donation
Jim Butner, Worship Leader for Nondenominational Christian Wor-
ship Services, presents checks totalling $1610 to Noreen Schramm,
Chief of the SCC Emergency Squad. The donations were from the
love offerings for the month of April. Jim also serves as Chaplain
for the Squad as well as an ambulance driver for Team 5. Chief Sch-
ramm commented, "It's only through the donations we receive from
our neighbors that we are able to continue our service to the com-
munity." For more information regarding Nondenominational Chris-
tian Worship Services and its ministries, call Jim at 813-634-3114.


At the Women's Fellowship conference are, seated from left, Anne
Ginevan and Marlus Johns. Standing are Dr. Jean Simpson, Carolyn
Salsbury, and Rebecca O'Dell.
Conference theme: 'A Seaside Escape'
Five members of the Women's Fellowship from United Community
Church in Sun City Center attended the 86th Annual Women's Fellow-
ship Conference in Cocoa Beach recently. The theme of the conference
was "A Seaside Escape, basking in God's Presence." Dr. Jean Simpson,
Pastor of United Community Church was the main speaker. Anne Gine-
van was honored as the Woman of the year from the Southwest Region
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Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: Nov. -April .................. 8:30 a.m. Day Care Available
Mon. Fri.
Rev. Richard Nussel and All Year............... 10:45 a.m. 6 a.m. 6 p.m.
Phone: 645-1241 Sunday School............ 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198


SFriendship Baptist Chuch Sunday WEEKLY SERVICES
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ......................Bible Study
I1 .1511 El Rancho Dr. 11 a.m ....................Bible Study
1511 E R oDr. st u We d& 6 p.m............Worship
II Sun City Center, FL 33573 .m. &6 p.m ............ Worship
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
Reverend David Allman, Pastor
Telephone: 813-634-1292 Website: sccredeemer.org
Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m.
Holy Communion First & Third Sunday Bible Class Thursday 10 a.m.



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

First Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We lovtbecause 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. 3
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 PMD.
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle Avenue Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor "
Gibsonton. FL 33534 813-677-1301


Prince of Peace Masses:
f P ace 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 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.
RAP TIS CHURCH Sunday Evening Worship ....... 6:00 p.m. SBC
"Loving God Loving 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

W cme 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
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Jack R. Palzer
Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven


Sunday Worship:
Blended 8:00 a.m.
Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional 11:15 a.m.


Nursery Provided


5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach
(across from MiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 i' |i

( i Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel
V Synagogue 1115. E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396 www.uuofscc.org
Men arejudged by what is given, not what is withheld.
--Theodore Parker


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Pastor Tom Durrance


Wimauma Church of God
Sunday School................................ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship.................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Worship ............... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service............. 7:00 p.m.
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 S Belong WORSHIP SERVICES:
Qrow Serve SUNDAY


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Bookstore 633-8595
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Nursery Provided


8:15 a.m.......................Sanctuary (Communion Service)
9:15 a.m.... New Life Enrichment Center (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






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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.
unday Morning Worship ........... 10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer........... 10:00 a.m.


S. 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 Resource for Families
Sunday School................................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ............................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ............... 7:00 p.m.
Awana .................... ................... 7:00 p.m .


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SUNDAY SERVICES
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705 9th St. S.E./633-5970
9:00 AM-Contemporard
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Sunday Services
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.


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Phone: 813-634-1252
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813-645-1714
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Vigil Mass......................................... .......Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass........8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Contemporary)
Monday thru Friday .................................................................. 8:00 a.m.
Holy Days....................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Espanol ....................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m.
Confession......................... Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.

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'Music of the
World' Wind Trio
in Sun City Center
May 19
The South Shore Symphony
Orchestra Wind Trio will present
"Music of the World" on Sunday,
May 19 at 4 p.m. at St. John the
Divine Episcopal Church in Sun
City Center. The musicians have
been principal players with the
orchestra for several years: Jorge
Garcia-Pando, oboe; George
Linakis, clarinet; and June Ham-
mond, bassoon.
The program includes Austrian
composer Wolfgang Mozart's Di-
vertimento No. 1, K. 439b; Trios
by French composers Jacques Ib-
ert, Georges Auric, and Georges
Pfeiffer; and Californian Daniel
Simpson's Toad Pizza.
There will also be a medley
of popular melodies, such as
the American Shaker tune Sim-
ple Gifts, Handel's Hallelujah
Chorus from The Messiah; J.S.
Bach's My Heart Ever Faithful;
American spirituals Go, Tell It
on the Mountain and He 's Got the
Whole World in His Hands; and
traditional Jewish pieces Jerusa-
lem of Gold, Dodi Li, Bashana,
and Hava Nagila.
The musicians have an impres-
sive list of credentials. Oboist
Garcia-Pando studied at the Na-
tional Conservatory of Cuba and
played in both the National Sym-
phony Orchestra of Cuba and the
Miami Symphony Orchestra.
Linakis, clarinet, has a master's
degree in clarinet performance
from Florida International Uni-
versity and also played with the
Miami Symphony Orchestra.
Hammond has a doctorate in
bassoon performance from Flor-
ida State University and is the
orchestra's Associate Conductor;
she played with the Blossom Fes-
tival of the Cleveland Orchestra.
No tickets are required for the
concert; however, a free-will of-
fering will be taken.
St. John the Divine Episcopal
Church is located at 1015 Del
Webb Blvd. East in Sun City
Center.


Oboe Soloist lan Shafer
Season finale for Sun City Chamber
Players
The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will host the Sun
City Chamber Players' season finale concert entitled "The Oboe Sings"
on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. The program will feature Oboe Soloist Ian
Shafer, returning from New York City to perform two works with the
group: Marcello Concerto for Oboe in D Minor, and Bach's Concerto
for Oboe, Violin & Strings in C Minor.
Also on the program is a premiere of the new string quartet by SCCP
Resident composer Robert Williams, and the beloved "Lark" String
Quartet by Haydn. Tickets are $10 at the door ($5 for music students).
For more information, visit the Chamber Players' website: www.sun-
citychamberplayers.com.


Mary Queen of Peace is crowned
On May 4, the Discalced Carmelite Secular Order held its Annual
Crowning of the Mary Queen of Peace statue at Our Lady of Guade-
lupe Church. From left are: Kay Larsen, Carmelite President; Corne-
lia Tiongson, Past Formation Directress/May Crowning Organizer;
Nan Burgette, who crowned the statue of Mary (by lucky draw); and
Msgr. Diego Conesa, who offered a Mass in honor of Mary and eu-
logized the late Bernice Herron, a devoted Carmelite.The ceremony
was followed by a business meeting and discussion of Carmelite
plans to celebrate its 25th Anniversary and October Retreat in Sun
City Center.
UU Fellowship
to conclude
with 'Flower
Communion'


Trinity Baptist Church visits Steppin'
Stone Farm
The Trinity Baptist Deacons and their wives recently visited Steppin'
Stone Farm, a home for teenage girls, to have dinner with the girls,
and to visit with Trinity Senior Pastor Dr. Ron Churchill and his wife
Cindy, who is the Executive Director of 'The Farm'. Steppin' Stone
Farm is located on 85 acres along the Alafia River and provides
structured residential care, character building through Christian
education and work ethic, a year-round on-site school and counsel-
ing. For more information, call 813-634-4228.




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

www.aplace4everyone.org

2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 813.645.3337


The Unitarian Universalist Fel-
lowship of SCC will conclude its
schedule of formal Thursday eve-
ning services (before beginning its
summer informal programming)
with a Flower Communion at the
Thursday, May 9 meeting at 7:30
p.m.
The object of the Flower Com-
munion is to produce a bouquet
of flowers representative of the
individual members in the com-
munity.
The service will also include a
New Member's welcome and In-
stallation of New Officers for the
coming year.
The Fellowship meets in the
Henry Gibson social hall of the
Beth Israel Synagogue on Del
Webb Blvd. East.

V.O.T.F. to meet in
Wimauma
The local Tampa Bay affiliate of
Voice of the Faithful will hold its
next meeting at 1:30 p.m. on May
13 in school hall room 7 of Our
Lady of Guadalupe church, 16650
US Hwy 301 in Wimauma.
The meeting will include review
of current VO.T.F. activities, up-
date on the new Pope Francis and
showing of a DVD from the recent
national conference in Boston.


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MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO
The warning flags were up for high surf and winds at North Beach at Fort
Desoto Park. Just a ways north on St. Pete Beach, one 13-year-old tourist
from Georgia was OK after being rescued from strong currents that day.


Lost in Florida

turned silky-smooth for a Carole
King tune, giving some of the
dancers a chance to wrap their
arms around each other and others
an opportunity to refresh their
drinks at the tiki bar. Meanwhile,
the last vestiges of a sun that set
over Tampa Bay and behind the
St. Petersburg skyline turned the
western sky pink.
"We've made a lot of changes
over the past six months," said
Jurgen Wochnik of Little Harbor.
"People used to come just for the
view but now they are coming for
the entertainment."
They are also coming for the
drinks and the food, as evidenced
by the waiting lists for available
tables. Locals chat with out of
town visitors as they cluster
around the tiki bar, while others set
up chairs on the beach, where the
music could be heard along with
the words of companions. It was
packed on Saturday night, just as it
is on most weekend nights.
The pier and the beach at the
resort are on the way to becoming
a quieter, smaller version of Key
West's Mallory Square as crowds
gather to toast the end of the day
with the sun sinking behind the
skyscrapers across the bay and the
sky turning into a muted riot of
pink, orange and purple.
According to Wochnik, people
come from everywhere to visit the
resort, and at this time of year a
lot of the visitors are local. On this
weekend, it was an eclectic crowd
of young families with pre-school
children, young couples, groups of
friends for whom children were not
yet in the plans, and older couples
whose children have long since left
the nest. SoulRCoaster warmed
up to all of them with an equally
eclectic mix of great music.
'T ve been involved in the
music business most of my life,"
Wochnik said, in explanation for
how he managed to bring such
talented acts to the last real beach
resort in Hillsborough County.
He continued by saying that local
people can come here, have a
relaxing time at the beach and a
great time at night and then just
walk back to their hotel room at
night's end. For most people in
South Hillsborough, it is a short
drive for a vacation but it's a
world away from the concerns
of everyday life. The world is
increasingly crazy and anxious
and a little dancing on the beach
at sunset can go a long ways in
helping to put things right again.
North Beach at Fort Desoto
Park in Pinellas County was
surprisingly crowded for a cool,
breezy Sunday in May. With
just a casual glance, it was easy
to separate the locals from the
tourists, the latter of which tended
to have painful-looking sunburns,
perhaps in an attempt to cram
in the most possible rays before
having to return to a cloudier place
somewhere else.
This weekend, the park will


> Continued from page 9

celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Although entry is no longer free,
for $5 a carload the financial
burden is low for a day spent at
one of the world's most beautiful
places.
Given the mad rush over the
decades to develop and pave over
the entire state, the fact that the
expansive park exists at all is a
near miracle. The park is named
for the long-abandoned fort, the
ruins of which still exist and are
free to visit, but the real draw are
the beaches and fishing from two
large piers. Even the snack bars,
with less than stellar food, are a
draw because they add to the vibe
of the place a vibe that is a
throwback to a time when things
were much more simple than
today.
For even the most jaded
residents, the gift shops with
hokey tourist trinkets somehow
make a day trip feel like a
vacation. No, you probably won't
wear that pooka shell necklace to
work or anywhere else but that
doesn't mean you shouldn't buy
it. In it is the magic to let you be
a kid again a kid on vacation,
even if for just a few hours.
Gas is expensive and air travel
is a dehumanizing madness that
is often outrageously expensive.
More than 14 million people
visited Hillsborough County in
2011 to find a temporary paradise.
For those of us who live here, that
paradise is just down the road at
the Gulf beaches, in historic Ybor
City, and at Little Harbor. All offer
a few hours or a weekend away
from the pressures of day-to-day
life. That sounds like paradise to
me and no one has to take off
their shoes, except to feel some
warm, soft sand between their toes.
Writer's note: More information
on the places mentioned in this
article may be found on the
web: Little Harbor is at www.
staylittleharbor.com; the family-
owned Plaza Beach Hotel is at
www.plazabeachresorts.com and
Fort Desoto Park is at www.
pinellascounty.org park 05ft_
desoto.htm
Information about the band
SoulRCoaster may be found at
www.soulrcoaster.com.
Clearwater Beach is arguably
the most famous ,f th,' Tampa
Bay Area destinations and I
purposely left it out of il, article
for one good reason. The last time
I drove there, I sat in a ;, ,ftfi
jam for so long, I would gladly
have submitted to the worst,
dehumanizing techniques the
TSA could dish out in exchange
for just getting out of there. That
said, the beach is beautiful, much
(,f ,il, waterfront is walkable, but
getting there can be a challenge,
particularly on a weekend, but
that is a challenge that can be
overcome with a little planning.
As for me, I'll take the beach just
down the road. Maybe I'll see you
there this Saturday night.


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attractions and Bok Tower Gardens, is one
of them. Located atop Iron Mountain,
it is the highest elevation on the Florida
peninsula at 298 feet.
Nearly 700 acres of conservation lands
and gardens occupy these dizzying
heights which surround the world famous
205-ft "Singing Tower" carillon and the
20-room 1930's Mediterranean-style
Pinewood Estate. Two hundred and fifty
acres are dedicated solely to the gardens.
Designed by Fredrick Olmsted Jr., whose
family's firm designed New York's Central
Park, these are one of America's premier
gardens. Bok Tower Gardens afford
visitors a breathtaking and constantly
changing three season display of colorful
plantings and daily views of Florida's
magnificent sunsets.
The signature feature of the gardens
though is the "Singing Tower" carillon
soaring 205 feet above ground level. A
carillon is one of the largest of all musical
instruments. What you see from ground
level is actually a musical instrument
enclosed in a magnificent casing. There are
only four designated carillons in Florida,
approximately 200 in North America and
600 worldwide.
The public can tour the gardens, hike the
wooded trails, watch wildlife unobserved
inside the \\1nid, by the Pond," tour


the 1930's Mediterranean-style Pinewood
mansion, and view the exterior of the
"Singing Tower" while enjoying frequent
performances of wonderful music
emanating from the carillon. (Hint)...
While the sound of the carillon's bells
carries 14 mile in all directions, the best
listening post is approximately 250 feet
from the base of the tower.
However the one place not open to the
public is the interior of the carillon's tower.
Even members of Bok Tower Gardens
usually get no further then the first floor
Founder's Room when permitted entry
during special events. Going all of the way
to the top, meeting the carillonneur, having
him play a request and viewing the bells up
close and personal is a rare treat and that is
what I want to share with you.
Built in 1928 and dedicated by Edward
Bok in 1929, the "Singing Tower," is
visible for miles from all points of the
compass. It is the focal point and signature
of Bok Tower Gardens.
To be classified as a carillon, a facility
must have a minimum of 23 cast bronze
bells. Bok Tower has 60 bells ranging in
size from 16 pounds to 12 tons. So how did
they get those huge bells all the way to the
top?
During construction, the bells were
hoisted up through the unfinished center of
the structure after which the interior was
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Snow? Ice? No, a delightful cool front. MITCHTRAPHAGENPHOTO
An usually bad early May snow and ice storm blew through the Midwestern states while here on the Gulf
Coast of Florida, an usually delightful late season cool front is bringing cool breezes and temperatures
along with drier air. With that are some of the best sunsets of the season, such as this one taken on
Saturday night, looking across Tampa Bay towards downtown St. Petersburg.

Experience alligator hunting; apply now for permits


Have you ever wondered how it
would be to catch and bring into the
boat a 10-foot gator? Well, here's
your chance. The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) has more than 5,000 per-
mits available to participate in the
11-week alligator season, which
runs Aug. 15 -Nov. 1.
The application process is con-
ducted in three phases and begins
by submitting a no-cost application
at any tax collector's office, license
agent or online at http://license.my-
fwc.com.
During the Phase I application pe-
riod, permits are issued by random
drawing. Phase I ends May 12, and
applicants are limited to being drawn


for only one permit.If selected, ap-
plicants have until June 3 to pay the
cost of the permit. Otherwise, the
permit will be placed back into the
system, with the other remaining
permits, to be sold in Phase II on a
first-come, first-served basis begin-
ning at 10 a.m. June 7 and continu-
ing through June 12.
Any permits remaining after June
12 will be issued during Phase III
on a first-come, first-served basis
beginning at 10 a.m. June 14 until
all are sold.
Alligator trapping licenses and
two hide-validation tags costs $272
for Florida residents and $1,022 for
nonresidents. If you happen to buy
an additional permit during Phase


III, it will cost $62, regardless of
whether you are a resident or not.
No other hunting license or permits
are required to participate.
To purchase a permit, you must
be at least 18 years old by opening
day, Aug. 15.
If you don't have all the gear
necessary and you'd rather assist a
friend who purchased an alligator
trapping license, you can pay $52
for an alligator trapping "agc n"
license. You don't have to be 18.
This license entitles you to take
alligators when you're with a li-
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Join the Hillsborough County
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that library's calendar of events.
All libraries will be closed on
May 27 for Memorial Day.
Muffins With Mom Friday,
May 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Bloomingdale Regional Public
Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave.


in Valrico. Free. Children are in-
vited to enjoy a breakfast muffin,
story-sharing, and craft-making
with their Mom. For children and
families. Participants must register
in advance at the Ask Me Kiosk or
by calling 813-273-3652. Limit of
60 participants.
Personal Bankruptcy Tues-
day, May 14 at 7 p.m.
Brandon Regional Library, 619
Vonderburg Drive in Brandon
Free. An attorney will explain the
fundamentals of bankruptcy law


and how it can work as a possible
financial option in foreclosure and
debt relief. For adults. Presented in
partnership with the Brandon Bar
Association.
Keep the Boat Afloat Wednes-
day, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Brandon Regional Library, 619
Vonderburg Drive in Brandon
Free. The Seventh Division of
the District Seven Coast Guard
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Wimauma Elementary School is Denny's, Bob Evans, Sweetbay-
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It will be held on Thursday, May Outback, Buffalo Wild Wings,
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Fish Tales: Sometimes it takes 'a bit of luck'


As I talked to anglers this week, I
found that fishing is full of dreams,
anticipation, skill, hope and most
often, "a bit of luck."
There were windy,
rainy days with a rip tide
but catches were made
this week.
It was a boat chase
this week following the
schools of flounder and ByJonie
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redfish. Both species Writers
filled our waterways.
There were times when boats
crowded to one spot. Many anglers
share their fishing spot, but others
don't feel that other boats should
join their luck in their spot in the
bay. It is difficult to make a catch
when there are seven to twelve
lines thrown in one spot.
founder and redfish catches
were many. Redfish were caught
with live bait, free lining into the
school, with others using a variety
of plugs. Legal length for reds is
18 inch to 27 in. one per person per
day. As the tides, currents and winds
shift, you must figure out where to
cast your bait. Flounder catches
were many. A legal flounder is 12


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in. and 10 per person per day.
If you fish the shallows, silence
is a must. Turn off your motor,
even if you are using an
electric one. Any noise
will send your potential
catch swimming to
another area. Redfish
are extremely skittish.
To arrive upon these fish
Aaschek without making noise,
da Outdoor
sociation goes back to the Indians.
Use a pole and pole-
in with no noise. Keep a 16 to 18
inch pole aboard with your fishing
poles. There is a technique on how
to pole. Use the pole alongside of
your body to direct your boat right
or left. Always pole on the down-
wind or down-tide side of the boat.
Of course the tide will always
affect the direction of your poling.
Be aware of the depth of the
water before you start your poling.
Poling is sight fishing. It is best to
wear good sunglasses. Polarized
glasses seem to work for most.
These will also help with the
reflection of the sun on the water.
It is best to have the wind and sun
to your back.


Often in warm weather fish are
lazy and are just floating along.
It takes skill to figure this out.
Often your visibility can be poor,
but you detect movement without
seeing fish. This is called 'nervous
waters,' you know something is
there, but l i.i It could be a trash
fish or something for your dinner
table.
There is plenty to learn about
fishing. Some anglers have
fished all of their lives, and learn
every day. It takes good eyesight,
patience, concentration, love of
the sport and a will to learn.
Sheepshead catches were
plentiful this week. It's an ugly
fish with sharp fins, but has lean
white meat and is great tablefare.
Caught often from land, bridges,
and piers, legal size is 12 in. and 15
per person per day.
Freshwater anglers had a fruitful
week, with plenty of freshwater
catfish and pan fish gracing their
dinner tables.
Fish with kindness, be polite to
fellow anglers and follow the rules
of the waterways.


County celebrates Older Americans Month

with host of activities


INSTRUCTIONS: This is a comprehension
exercise. Find the word that has the same sound
as the underlined letter or letters in the first word.

EXAMPLE: BOARD:
A. boat B. tore C. scared D. card


1. A. pan
PAIN B. same
C. man
D. talk


2. A. get
GENTLEMAN B.jet
C.go
D. giggle


3. A. mother
BUTTER B. too
C. few
D. blue


Hillsborough County will cel-
ebrate and honor the community's
senior citizens during Older Amer-
icans Month in May. Since 1963,
communities across the nation
have joined in the annual com-
memoration of Older Americans
Month to recognize the value that
older adults continue to bring to
society.
This year's theme is Unleash the
Power of Age, and encourages se-
niors to stay engaged, active and
involved in their own lives and in
their communities. Studies show
lifelong participation in social,
creative and physical activities has
proven health benefits, including
retaining mobility, muscle mass,
and cognitive abilities.
Locally, the County's celebra-
tions will take place at these loca-
tions:

fLet's Move! Walk at Ruskin
Senior Center Tuesday, May
14, 8:30 11:30 a.m.
905 6th St. SE in Ruskin
Hillsborough County Aging Ser-
vices and Lifestyles AFTER 50
will co-sponsor a mile-long walk
starting from the Ruskin Senior
Center. There will be compli-
mentary snacks on a first-come,
first-served basis, and sponsors
will also be available to discuss
their services. Silver Sneakers will
lead a warm-up session, and a disc


Why does 'x'
indicate a kiss?
"The use of small crosses to
indicate kisses stems from a
medieval practice. Most people
could not write in those days,
and they made a cross in lieu
of a signature on documents.
The cross, of course, was also
a religious symbol, referring to
both the Cross of Calvary and
the first letter of the Greek word
for Christ. In order to prove
their sincerity, people would
kiss the cross they had just writ-
ten, which led to its becoming a
symbol of a kiss."
Excerpted from Vogue's Book
of Etiquette and Good Manners,
1969, The Conde Nast Publica-
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jockey will entertain during the
event.

fNational Senior Health and
Fitness Day and Open House
- Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m. -
1:30 p.m.
Hillsborough County Aging Ser-
vices will host an open house on
National Senior Health and Fitness
Day at several of its Centers. Each
Center will offer a variety of exer-
cises and activities.
o Brandon Senior Center, 612
E. Parsons Ave. in Brandon
o Ruskin Senior Center, 905
6th St. SE in Ruskin
o Wimauma Senior Center,
5714 North St. in Wimauma
For more information on any of
these events, call Aging Services
at 813-272-5250.
Aging Services offers a variety
of activities for older adults age 50
and over. The department has 16
senior dining centers and eight se-
nior centers that also provide a hot


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nutritious noontime meal for those
over the age of 60. Learn more and
register for activities or meal ser-
vices at one of these events.


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ley, Dana Dittmar, Diane Mohr, Patti Roberts.


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Bok Tower Gardens
0-Continued from page 1B


The bells are set into fixed
frames and are struck by clappers
attached to wires operated from
an "instrument" that looks like a
cross between piano and organ.
The "keys" and foot pedals
are pounded, literally, by the
carillonneur to move the cables
that move the clappers that strike
the fixed bells. Playing this
instrument cannot be remotely
compared to a keyboard artist
tickling the ivories. A carillon's
bells are tuned just after they are
cast and before installation. If
tuned correctly, the bells never
have to be re-tuned.
Entering the interior of the
tower through the magnificent
brass covered teak door featuring
30 glowing panels that depict the
story of creation as told in the
book of Genesis, you are in Level
1, the private study of Edward
Bok. The intricately designed
mosaic floor prominently features
a six pointed star representing the
Six Days of Creation.
There are two ways of getting
from this level to the top. The
first involves climbing 211
steps of a spiral staircase. The
second and much easier way
up is taking the original Otis
electric elevator with its old
fashioned folding accordion gate.
It can accommodate only 3 to 4
passengers comfortably.
The floors pass by slowly: Level
2 with space for a future library;
Level 3 houses the tower's
mechanical equipment; Level 4,
the curator's workshop; Level
5, and last stop of the old Otis,
deposits passengers in the Anton
Brees Carillon Library where
bookshelves hold hundreds of


recordings of carillon music all of
which have at one time or another
been played on the carillon's
bells. It is also the carillonneur's
office.
Reached by an interior circular
staircase is the carillonneur's
studio on Level 6 where the
"instrument" sits in majestic
solitude. Outside the sound-
proofed studio are breathtaking
views of the magnificent
countryside. One more set of
metal stairs brings you to Level 7
and the bells.
There have been four
carillonneurs since the tower
opened. The first was there from
1929 to 1967. The fourth and
current resident carillonneur is
Geert D'hollander, whom we
had the honor of meeting. After
taking us on a tour of his domain
and explaining the intricacies
of the carillon's operation, Mr.
D'hollander offered to play a
request for my wife. WOW!
I've been a travel writer for


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Looking out on the gardens
from inside the tower.


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The only entrance to the tower has 30 door panels telling the story
of creation from the Book of Genesis.


more than a dozen years and
never before had as special an
experience as this. It is something
my wife and I will always
remember.
Next time you are in or near
Lake Wales, Florida you must
visit or revisit Bok Tower
Gardens. There is always
something new to see or
something old to remember.
Bok Tower Gardens will be
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Keep pets, livestock away from false parasol mushrooms


* By TOM NORDLIE
tnordlie@ufl.edu
Dogs are notorious for eating
just about an thin.ii, and the
nastier, the better which is why
a University of Florida expert is
advising canine owners to keep an


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eye out for poisonous mushrooms
as summer approaches.
One particularly common
species is known scientifically as
Chlorophyllum molybdites and
often called the false parasol, said
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quickly, so it's important to be
observant," Smith said. "If you
have a puppy or a dog, you should
check the yard before you let the
dog out, or supervise it when it
goes outside."
Though poisoning cases are rare,
the false parasol causes intense
gastrointestinal distress in people
and may be deadly to dogs and
horses. Puppies and adult dogs
that like to chew are especially at
risk for ingesting the fungus.
The false parasol is easy to
spot against a grassy background.
White or tan, it has a domed or flat
cap and a thick stem; at maturity
it may be several inches tall.
Colonies often grow in circles,
called "fairy rings."
Smith suggests that animal
owners learn to identify the
species, check their property often
and destroy the mushrooms if they
appear where animals might eat
them.
When a veterinarian suspects
mushroom poisoning, Smith is
sometimes called upon to identify
any fungus fragments that have
been recovered.
It's not an easy or pleasant
task. But Smith said he's glad
when he can give owners helpful
information. He's been involved
in 10 to 15 cases of suspected
mushroom poisoning in dogs since
arriving at UF about 18 months
ago.
Photographs can aid
identification, he said, especially
if they show intact specimens and
the area where the fungus grew.
False parasols are responsible


for more human poisonings than
any other U.S. mushroom species,
but they are seldom cited in
animal poisonings, said Michael
Beug, a professor emeritus with
The Evergreen State College in
Olympia, Wash., and a noted
mushroom expert.
Hard statistics on dog poisoning
cases are kept by the North
American Mycological Society,
and their records from 1980 to the
present include just three cases
with the false parasol.
However, Beug noted that when
he hears about a case of mushroom
poisoning in an animal from
Florida, it invariably involves the
false parasol.
"C. molybdites can be pretty
devastating," Beug said.
"Especially if it's eaten raw, which
is the way dogs eat them."
There's generally not much that
veterinarians can do for afflicted
dogs except provide intravenous
fluids and palliative care to reduce
distress and discomfort.
Fido isn't the only animal
potentially in danger: Livestock
are at risk, too.
Grazing animals such as horses
may consume wild mushrooms
accidentally as they browse on
grass and other forages. Horses
suspected of consuming false
parasols should receive immediate
veterinary care.
Smith's overall advice:
Discourage dogs frominvestigating
wild mushrooms.
"And don't let your dog eat any
mushrooms, even supermarket
ones," he said.


UF/IFAS PHOTO BY TYLER L JONES
University of Florida mushroom expert Matthew E. Smith and his
dog Pica encounter a mushroom from the species Chlorophyllum
molybdites in a grassy field on the University of Florida campus in
Gainesville. The fungus is toxic to dogs and horses, so Smith cau-
tions property owners to destroy the mushroom if found in areas
these animals visit.
Below are six exam-
ples of the mushroom
arranged in a field.
The middle specimen
in the bottom row is an
upturned cap, show-
ing the greenish gills
1 A unique to this species.
Smith is an assistant
,- professor of plant
pathology with UF's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.


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

Estate sale Friday & Saturday,
8am-lpm. Furniture, knickknacks,
car & more. 2310 Piper Glen Court,
SCC

Estate/ garage sale. Saturday 5/11,
9am-5pm. Furniture, kitchenware,
decorations. 1724 Council Dr., Sun
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Saturday, May 11
8 am 1 pm
Household items *furniture
small appliances clothes
kitchenware tools & more!
Whitmyer Warehouse on Miller Mac Road
Apollo Beach just east of Golf & Sea Blvd.
Across from Cell Tower.
Look for the balloons out front!


Above The Rest
We are having our annual yard
sale. Tools, office supplies,
clothes, shoes, purses, doodad's
& knickknacks. Dishes, games,
lamps, art work, queen size Tem-
purpedic bedroom set. Saturday,
8am-1pm. 139 S. Pebble Beach
Blvd., SCC. Between Winn Dixie &
CVS. Look for the fling flag open
sign

Yard sale. Furniture, electronics,
boat, raft, household & lots more.
2201 W. Lake Dr., Wimauma, Sat-
urday 8am-noon.

Big Garage Sale
1003 Athens Way SCC. Grill,
power washer, baby equipment,
household, furniture, stereo.
Excellent quality. May 10 & 11,
8am-1 pm.

4x6 enclosed utility trailer, wood &
metal. Regular size tires plus spare.
$800 813-645-7600. 6443 Lake
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Saturday, May 11, 8am-noon. Lots
of misc. stuff. Universal to Pickford
to Metro to 3613 Nazimova Ave.,
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New merchandise put out daily!
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310 GARAGE/YARD SALE

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7 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Great selection of
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Please call (813) 645-5255
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Behind St. Anne Church and nextto Kennco Mfg.

312 ESTATE SALES
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2pm. Something for everyone.
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330 FURNITURE

Executive solid oak computer desk.
2'x5'. Asking $250. 813-633-1139,
SCC

Furniture, solid wood, like new, Must
sell. Amoire $125, entertainment
center $100. 3 pc entertainment
center $150. Julie 813-245-4247

King size bed w/ mattress, com-
forter, sheets, great condition $200.
Technics organ, books, sheet music
& bench $300. 813-645-9139

40' oak kitchen set w/ glass top &
2 chairs. $75 Sun City Center. 585-
281-7103

350 COMPUTERS

For sale. Dell computer & printer.
$175. Excellent condition. 813-
520-1382

360 GOLF CARTS

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

390 MISC. FOR SALE

For sale. One cemetery plot in
Ruskin. Memorial cemetery. $400.
813-516-1333

395 WANTED TO BUY

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425 SLIPS OR STORAGE

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511 HOUSES FOR SALE

902 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach.
$199,500. 2289sf. Large home
with very open floor plan. 2 large
sliders open onto golf course.
Split bedroom with huge closet
on master side. Fenced back yard
with screened lanai. Home features
bamboo flooring & new porcelain
tile. Owner transferred, this is not a
short sale. S.L. Real Estate Service,
LLC Mandra Stewart, broker 813-
741-3678

Home For Sale By Owner
4321 Old Hwy 41, Sun City.
3br/1.5ba, 1300sf home. Private
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$39,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515
RENTAL IN RUSKIN! FIRST MONTH FREE RENT WITH QUALIFIED APPLICA-
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year lease. Water and basic cable included in rent. CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK
813-748-2201
4.7 ACRES MOL WITH COUNTY WATER AND SEWER AVAILABLE ATTHE CURB.
GREAT LOCATION. This property is currently zoned for 15 single-family homes. It
can be yours for $134,900. Check it out and then call KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROX-
ANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201.
2.1 ACRES COMMERCIAL on busy State Road 674. 3BR/2BA house but value is
in the land. SMU6 land use. Buy now and build later. Multiple possibilities. $799,900
KAY PYE 361-3672
VERY WELL MAINTAINED 3BR/1.5BA mobile home in the age-restricted, gated
community of Riverbreeze Estates. This home has much to offer with a bright and
open floor plan and an extra-large kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space.
Other features include: gorgeous laminate flooring in the living area, two Florida
rooms, newer A/C, newer roof over and more! Amenities include: a nice clubhouse,
community pool, shuffleboard and a fenced area for parking RVs and boats. $43,000
CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201
BARGAIN WITH BONUSES: Oversized master closet and tile throughout are great
extras with this lovely 2BR/2BA Brentwood condo in King's Point. 1400+ square feet
of carefree living, nice flowing plan ideal for busy or laid-back lifestyle. Community
amenities and opportunities abound. Call for more information and to see. $70,000
JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
PERFECTLY MAINTAINED 2BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE ON LARGE LOT: remodeled
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& living area, walk-in-closets in both BR, large MBA, enclosed lanai, screened porch,
utility shed, carport, roof over. Washer & dryer stay, CHA is newer, no HOA. $69,900.
CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
RUSKIN WATERFRONT: 2BR/2BA charming older house, 100 ft on canal going to
bay, screened pool, dock, davits, boat ramp and huge carport for RV or boat. Tile
floors, newer roof and CHA, enclosed lanai, fenced backyard, tropical landscaping.
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363-7250
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565 M.H. IN PARKS

40' MH in Ruskin. Yost 55+ park,
lot 205. 2 beds, lba, remodeled,
low rent. Come see $5,500 obo.
813-867-9139







611 HOUSES FOR RENT

Lovely 2 bedroom, newly renovated
house. Quiet MH park. Canal, fish-
ing dock, boat ramp. Excellent con-
dition. Garbage & water included.
$895 monthly. 813-610-7515

For rent. Single family block home.
$1,000 monthly. Fenced yard.
Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121

One bedroom plus loft. Cedar in-
terior. In country near SCC. $140
weekly plus deposit, includes basic
utilities, A/C extra 813-335-2877

55+ Community
SCC 1br/1ba or 2br/2ba with:
yard care, water, sewer, trash col-
lection, recreation card. No smok-
ing, no pets. 813-634-9695

612 APTS FOR RENT

2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup,
screened porch, very clean. $725
monthly plus security deposit. No
pets. 813-645-1801

Ruskin area. 2br/lba, very clean,
washer/dryer hookup. $675 monthly
plus deposit, lawn service included.
813-244-1676

Work From Home
Ruskin 2br/1.5ba, office room,
kitchen, washer/dryer included.
Suitable for low impact tenant.
No smoking. No pets. Great for in
home business, plus deposit,
1 yr lease. $825 monthly. 813-
649-1599

For rent: Efficiency apartments.
Weekly rates, utilities furnished
813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886

Apollo Beach. Large lbr/lba, re-
modeled, new bath & kitchen, tile
floors. Laundry/ storage room,
carport. $650 monthly. Hall 813-
645-6985

613 CONDOS FOR RENT

Kings Point Knolls. 2br/2ba, all ame-
nities. Furnished or unfurnished.
Beautify remodeled. Annual rental.
$850 monthly. 517-262-3720


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Riverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA,
water, maintenance included. Tile
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641-8400

630 M.H. RENTALS

For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home
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Office/ Apartment
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Complete outdoor property main-
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3376

Terry's Lawn Service
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Seawall Repairs
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* . 09: SilverSneakers" (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Dominoes are
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10: SALSA DANCING 10 to 11 am to play at the SCC
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