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www.TheEyeAssociates.com www.ObserverNews.netJune 6, 2013 Volume 57 Number 20THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8Are we killing our pets with kindness?Experts say pet obesity is on the riseBY PENNY FLETCHER%  %  penny@observernews.netSome breeds of dogs love to eat more than others. And some dogs always act like theyre hungry. So we feed them. Not just at mealtimes, but whenever they look hungry. Maybe its just a snack, like a packaged doggie treat or cookiebone. But our desire to show them love and attention can be dangerous if it backfires and causes disease. Cats too are likely to suffer from too much love. Since cats tend to be more sedentary than dogs, experts say they also tend to be heavier than is healthy. The dog isnt going to tell you hes already eaten, hes going to jump up and down and act like hes starving when you get home, said Dr. Geoffrey Gardner at Boyette Animal Hospital in Riverview. My See PET OBESITY, page 9u A canary in the climate coal mine?MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSmith Island is Marylands last inhabited offshore island group. The population has been in decline since 1910. Now the state may be hurrying that decline. By %  %  MitchITCH TrRAphPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netSMITH ISLAND, MD The argument over the causes of climate change are ongoing, largely split along partisan lines, however what is becoming much less arguable is that the climate is indeed changing. Global temperature averages are on the rise and that rise appears to be accelerating. Heat trapping carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have reached levels supposedly not seen on this planet in millions of years. Satellites and scientific survey missions are providing proof that glaciers and the polar icecaps are melting. The growing seasons in much of the nations heartland have changed, sometimes with wild swings in weather conditions from year to year. Storms that were only recently thought of as 100-year events appear to be happening with increasing frequency. While the argument about whether or not human activity has had an influence in the changing climate will no doubt continue for the foreseeable future, that argument matters little to the few hundred residents of Smith Island, located near the center of the Chesapeake Bay. Smith Island, people say, is sinking. Smith Island has been inhabited for nearly 400 years. Accessible only by boat, it is Marylands last remaining inhabited offshore island group in the Chesapeake Bay. The quiet island, previously best known for a unique variation of a British dialect that stretches back centuries and for extraordinary multilayered cakes, is suddenly a newsmaker. Recently, the state decided against using federal funds provided for relief from See CLIMAA TE, page 11u The final day of an iconTThe early morning hours on the St. P Petersburg P Piers last day were peaceful, downright tranquil with only joggers, a few people fishing and pelicans near the inverted pyramid. A An hour or so later, hundreds of people began to arrive for one last visit to the T T ampa Bay icon. I It closed on May 31. A After two weeks, the approach to the P Pier is expected to temporarily reopen, although the inverted pyramid will remain off-limits to everyone but the pelicans. Story and more photos on page 14. wifes an RN, so both of us are very conscious of what we eat and feed our pets. But what was happening is we were both feeding (their dogs). Wed come home and theyd be shaking. They even shake when they hear you bringing in grocery bags. They have us well trained. Their dogs were on a good, balanced diet. Yet they were getting heavier and heavier. What could be happening? The couple could see the fat piling on, and with it the chances for diabetes, arthritis and other diseases that can be brought on or worsened by carrying too much weight. We finally realized we were double-feeding, Gardner said. We were both feeding them! We solved that by assigning a designated feeder, my wife. Recently the Gardner family added another dog, this time a small poodle that had been AA P Pier employee diligently cleans the outside glass as though it were just another day at the P Pier. But it was not just another day, it was the last day.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOsS The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a great summer project for the whole family....see page 13

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JUNE 6, 2013 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015, \000s 3 Residents fight proposed super-store on Bloomingdale Avenue By KEVIN BRADY Q Stirring passions like few issues have in recent years, a proposal for a huge Super Walmart-size store on Bloomingdale Avenue is pitting homeowners against local government. Hundreds are expected to turn out Monday, June 10 when County Commissioner Al Higginbotham hosts a “listening session” with residents on the issue at the Brandon Recreation Center, 502 E. Sadie St. in Brandon. The prospect of a store like Target or Sam’s Club on a roadway that’s already notorious for morning and afternoon traffic backups has locals fuming. “There is no demand for this type of retail in the area,” said Dawn McGovern whose online petition against the project has already collected more than 1,100 signatures. “There are already three Walmarts within a 5-mile radius of the proposed building site. We have an overabundance of already developed, vacant real estate from failed grocery chains that could be re-designed into a Walmart instead of developing on the scarce amount of vacant land still left in this area.” The proposed store will also “increase traffic delays and accidents” as well as decrease property values and hurt small businesses in the area, McGovern said. The company’s preliminary site plan calls for a 158,800square-foot shopping center, three restaurants, a bank and another 6,000-square-foot retail center. Blueprints call for one entrance to the shopping center on Lithia Pinecrest with two on Bloomingdale, one of which, at Blowing Oak Street, would have a traffic light. The plan, which met the requirements in the County’s Land Development Code, was approved February 28. The 43-acre plot at the corner of Lithia Pinecrest Road and Bloomingdale Avenue is zoned for mixed use development, which would allow a large retail store. The owner of the property, Redstone Properties, need only meet state and federal guidelines for the project and pay for any traffic mitigation measures — turning lanes, traffic lights — to gain the necessary permits for work to begin. “There’s just no way the roads can handle this,” said George May, president of the Bloomingdale Homeowners Association. The group is sending out a survey to 5,000 homeowners this month asking their opinion on the issue. While the proposed store and 261 new apartments will only pour more vehicles onto already congested roads, “bear in mind that this is also a truck route,” said May, warning the traffic situation may be even worse than some imagine. While many want the county commission to stop the project, any commission-led effort to delay the shopping center will only lead to lawsuits, warn county staff. “The site development process is governed by the Hillsborough County Land Development Code which establishes it as an administrative review and approval process that does not include any role for the (county commission),” according to an April letter from the county attorney addressing the issue. “Any attempt by the commission to insert itself into this decisionmaking process would have the potential to create significant liability for the county and should be avoided.” Despite the warnings, residents are demanding commissioners address the issue. “This project is proverbial commercial cancer being foisted upon us. The voters in this community elected you to serve the public needs and demands, and I am at a loss to understand how this planned construction improves this community,” said members of the Consolidated Active Neighborhood Development Organization (CAN-DO) in a form letter sent to commissioners. Residents could be forgiven for feeling blindsided by the project. In 2011, development regulations in the Land Development Code were revised, allowing for mixed use development on the site. Although notice of the change was posted in the Tampa Tribune, no signs were posted in the area informing residents about the proposal. The changes required two hearings before the county commission and a vote of the planning commission. Both approved the change. “I don’t like the way this was approved,” May said. “From the way I understand it, it was done in an underhanded way.” Locals have more than enough similar stores in the area, said Diane Masiello. “Within a 10-minute drive from this exact intersection you can reach two separate Walmarts, one on Bloomingdale and Bell Shoals and one on State Road 60. Within a 10-minute drive there are also two Publix stores and a Walmart Market, which just sells food. We are blessed with wonderful establishments that cater to our needs for food, clothing and sundries. We do not need any more places to buy things.” Hundreds of residents are expected to turn out Monday, June 10 when County Commissioner Al Higginbotham hosts a “listening session” with residents at the Brandon Recreation Center, 502 E. Sadie St. in Brandon. 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Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles. ............Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen. .................Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing Writer brady@observernews.net Warren Resen. .....................Travel Writer w630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay.........Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons. ...........Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. ...Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers What have you been telling yourself? The words we say to ourselves and the words we hear others use to describe us become the programming by which our brain directs our lives. Whether the programming was good or bad, true or false, what we have told ourselves or heard from others becomes our reality and results in our adopting a particular belief. This belief sets into action a chain of events. My beliefs are reflected in my attitude; my attitude directly impacts my feelings; my feelings determine my actions; and my actions most assuredly control my results. Because Im dieting again this weekso whats newlets look at the problem of losing weight. Believe me, I know its a problem! Oops, there I go using negative self talk. As long as I tell myself its a problem, I will believe it is and react accordingly. If we believe something is going to be difficult, most of us tend to adopt a defensive attitude toward it. This attitude can By William Hodges be expressed in many ways, such as anger, frustration and a sense of failure. These feelings more than likely will result in unhealthy actions, such as adopting a fad diet or bingeing. None of these actions will give us positive results. We need to plant a different seed in the beginning. My original statement in this paragraph is a poor seed for my mind; it implies that if I can get through this week, I can go back to my old way of eating. It would have been a better seed if I had said, I have changed the way I am going to eat from now on. The mind can only act on what you tell it. We all know it would be silly to plant a watermelon seed and expect to get radishes. Isnt it just as silly to plant a negative thought and expect to grow positive results? Instead of saying to yourself, I cant lose weight, prepare your mind by saying over and over to yourself, I can achieve a healthy and well proportioned body. This programming will be reflected in your belief, and your attitude will be can do. With a can do attitude, you will have a better feeling toward the project. As a result, the winning actions will be generated. You will achieve the healthy and well-proportioned body you desire. It can be a difficult journey and even with all the positive thoughts in the world, it still will not be easy, but the goal is within your reach if you want it enough. We set ourselves up for failure with negative programming. Most of us, if not all, have done it to ourselves in the past week. Following are some of the most common negative programming statements we hear and use all the time: I cant remember names. Its going to be another one of those days. Today just isnt my day. Im just no good at _____. Theres just no way! Not one of these statements starts with the premise that we will succeed or even deserve to. You will be surprised when instead of saying, I cannot remember names, you say, My mind will give me that name in a minute. More often than not, your mind does it. You gave your mind a job and it did it. Maybe not in a Positive Talk: Reprogram Your Mindminute, but it WILL keep working. It shouldnt be a surprise. Instead of telling it that it could not do something, you told it that it could. Never cease to listen to what you are telling yourself and what you are letting others tell you. Begin to eliminate the negative programming and you will quickly see positive results in your life. Speak well of yourself and shun those who would (for whatever reason) find the need to put you down. You will be what you believe you can benothing more and nothing less.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos. com. Phone : 824-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.com 1st woman conductor at Florida Railroad MuseumThe Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish has announced the promotion of its first woman Conductor. Karen Apfel (above) is with FRRM President and Engineer Pat Masterson. Karen recently completed the training program and is now managing weekend train excursions from Parrish. Anyone interested in learning railroad operations can contact the Museum at 941-776-0906 or visit frrm.org.Computer-based GED testing now availableFor the first time, the GED test can be taken in a computer version. In Hillsborough County the computer version is now available to be taken at the Adult and Career Service Center (ACSC), 5410 N. 20th St., Tampa. The GED test still will be offered in the traditional paper and pencil version until the end of 2013. Those who have not passed any of the five sections can retest on the computer even if they tested on the paper/pencil version previously. Registration is available online at PearsonVUE.com. Assistance with online registration is available through the GED Testing Office. The cost of the test is $26 for each of the five subtests: mathematics, science, social studies, reading and writing. Unofficial results will be available upon completion of the test except for writing. The paper/pencil GED test will still be available at ACSC, Aparicio-Levy Technical Center, Gaither Adult High School, Lennard Adult High School, and Plant City Adult High School. Contact the GED Testing Office at 813-231-1650 with any additional questions. The current version of the test will expire at the end of 2013, when it will be replaced with the new, more expensive 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.Silverliners Intl. meet June 18The members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL on Tuesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Six Florida Gulf Coast Chapter members recently returned from an international board meeting held in Ft. Lauderdale. Membership information may be obtained from Barbara Reed at 813-671-3078 or Janice Henry at 813-837-4312.

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JUNE 6, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS U 5 Fritzy Brothers One-Man Circus comes to Ruskin At 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, the Ruskin Branch Library will host the Fritzy Brothers One-Man Circus. Designed for children ages 5 to 12, the show provokes hysterical laughter as it entertains youngsters through juggling, unicycling and other fantastic circus activities. The Ruskin Branch Library is located at 26 Dickman Dr. SE. Wimauma Elementary wins Battle of the Books Hillsborough County’s fourth graders competed on May 23 at the Tampa Convention Center in the annual contest called The Battle of the Books. Wimauma Elementary School won first place for Area 8. Above are Mrs. Greenmun, Media Specialist, Michael Medina, Adrian Carmona, David Ramirez (Captain) and Elida Villegas. Ruskin Elementary has been selected to participate in the 2013 Big Lots LOTS2GIVE program in which schools are recipients of an in-store donation program. They were also given the opportunity to put their creativity to the test in an online video contest: the winners share in $120,000 in cash prizes. Ruskin Elementary would greatly benefit from this financial support that would provide every teacher in the school with a Mimio Pad, a wireless pen tablet that frees teachers to move around the classroom while teaching with a whiteboard. Starting Monday, June 10, videos will be posted online where viewers can vote up to three times a day for their favorite. The contest continues through Sunday, July 7. Since public votes will determine the winners, teachers and students at the school encourage the public to vote for Ruskin Elementary ... up to three times a day. The web address is www.biglots.com/lots2give. SouthShore Regional Library Kids program/event highlights £xn£\011i…-…ˆi`>],'ŽˆUn£‡"‡x" Pee Wee Artists: Let’s Design a T-Shirt! Monday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years (adult must be present), will create a design that will be placed on their T-shirt with our art instructor. Please bring in a white or light colored washed T-shirt to class. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, June 10 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 12 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, June 11 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, June 11 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12 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 program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Mad Science: Planets and Moons Tuesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system with Mad Science! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Teen Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, June 11 at 2:15 p.m. Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. Creative Artists: Let’s Design a T-Shirt! Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join our art instructor and create a design that will be placed on their T-Shirt. Please bring in a washed white or light colored T-Shirt to class. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, June 13 at 4 p.m. For ages 13-18 ~ An inexperienced librarian-turned-archeologist and a group of greedy treasure hunters accidently resurrect Imhotep, a cursed Egyptian high priest, in this movie adventure. Rated PG-13, 125 minutes. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Family Story Time Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Stories, 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. Festival of Bubbles Saturday, June 15 at 1-:30 a.m. For ages 5-12 ~ Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles! Join us for this celebration of small floating air which will include experiments and, of course, blowing bubbles. Registration is required. Please ask at the Information Desk or call 273.3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore 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. Ruskin Elementary competes for prizes ˆ\011ˆ}\035œ\035"/-"\024\026\015œ}>“ TSS Youth Sailing offers 9 weeks of summer sailing classes TSS (Tampa Sailing Squadron) Youth Sailing will offer nine weeks of summer sailing classes from Monday, June 10 through Friday, Aug. 16 to young sailors, ages 7 to 17, at the Sailing Squadron in Apollo Beach. Classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors are weekdays from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. From the first day to the last, young sailors are on the water, sailing in small boats, having fun and learning the ropes in a safe, organized program of sailing activities. They are rigging, launching, sailing and landing a pram or Sunfish, understanding wind direction, steering and points of sail to maneuver the boat upwind (tacking) and downwind (jibing). All graduating sailors are invited to race in the Joey Meyer Regatta at the end of the season. Ryan Kresge, TSS Youth Sailing’s instructor, is certified to teach by U.S. Sailing, the national sailing authority, and the American Sailing Association. He and TSS sailing assistants have credentials in CPR, First Aid and boating safety. Classes are $250 per student per week, but there are discounts for multiple students and multiple weeks. To register, visit TSS Youth Sailing’s website, www.tssyouthsailing.org. TSS Youth Sailing is a federal 501(c)3 and Florida non-profit organization, teaching kids and teens to sail, a fun activity that fosters responsibility, teamwork, and awareness. Fact or Fiction? Book Challenge There are many books written for kids. Here are some questions about some popular kids’ books. How many can you answer correctly? 1) In this book, a young boy named Mack imagines a group of monsters called the Wild Things. Fact or Fiction? 2) In this book, a hungry caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Fact or Fiction? 3) In this book, a young boy named Alexander has many bad things happen to him, including getting gum in his ears. Fact or Fiction? 4) In this book, a young boy named Harold gets out of many jams with his green crayon. Fact or Fiction? 5) In this book, a young girl named Pinkalicious turns yellow after eating too many yellow foods. Fact or Fiction? 6) In this book, a man named Amos McGee is visited by animals from the veterinarian’s office he works at. Fact or Fiction? 7) In this book, a young girl named Clancy loves everything fancy. Fact or Fiction? 8) In this book, a little bear named Corduroy looks for an owner. Fact or Fiction? 9) In this book, Sam urges another to eat green eggs and ham. Fact or Fiction? 10) In this book, a child tells everything around them good night. Fact or Fiction? Answers: 1) Fiction, the boy’s name is Max, 2) Fact, 3) Fiction, Alexander gets gum in his hair, 4) Fiction, Harold’s crayon is purple, 5) Fiction, Pinkalicious turns pink and then red after eating too many pink cupcakes, 6) Fiction, Amos works at a zoo, 7) Fiction, the girl’s name is Nancy, 8) Fact, 9) Fact, 10) Fact A: A hencyclopedia. Q: Where do you go for more information on chickens? Q: Why did the boy bring a book about ladders to school? A: He thought it was a high school. Jokes & Riddles

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Quota Hunt Program prevents overcrowding on such areas and provides quality hunts. Quotas also help control game harvests. The FWC sets quotas based on an areas size, habitat, game populations and regulations. There are several types of quota permits, and most are issued by random drawing. The first-phase application period for archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, youth, family, track vehicle (a swamp buggy with tank treads), airboat and mobility-impaired quota hunt permits runs June 1-30, so youve got all month to get em in. You may submit one application for each of the hunt types, and there is no fee to apply. One thing to remember though: Unless exempt, you must have an upBy Tony Young Apply for deer quota permits in Juneto-date management area permit (or a license that includes one) when applying for a quota permit, or the system wont accept your application. Two of these quota hunts are unique to south Florida. An airboat quota permit is required for anyone wishing to hunt out of an airboat on Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But, if youd rather hunt off a track vehicle there, or on Rotenberger or Holey Land WMAs in Palm Beach County, youll need a track vehicle quota permit. The FWC offers youth deer hunts on Camp Blanding WMA in Clay County and on Andrews WMA in Levy County. If you have children between the ages of 8 and 15, and you want them to have a chance to experience one of these great hunts, apply for a youth quota hunt permit, because only 160 kids will get to participate. During these hunts, only the youngsters may hunt, and they and their adult supervisors are the only people allowed on the area. To increase hunting opportunities for youths, youngsters may accompany an adult quota permit holder on any WMA even if the area doesnt allow for exemptions. However, adults and youngsters must share a single bag limit.This coming season, there will be family quota hunts on 25 WMAs. You must have a family quota hunt permit to hunt these areas during specific time periods. If you are drawn, the permit requires one adult to take one or two youths hunting. The adult may not hunt without taking along a kid.Hunters certified by the FWC as mobility-impaired may apply for mobility-impaired quota permits. These permits allow exclusive access to general-gun hunts on nine of the states better public hunting areas. If you want to get the jump on one of these hunts, make sure you have the correct quota hunt application worksheet so you can apply for one or more of these great opportunities. All application worksheets can be found at MyFWC.com/License by clicking on Limited Entry/Quota Hunts and then looking under Quota Hunts. Once youve completed the application worksheet, you may use it to apply at License. MyFWC.com or submit it to any license agent or tax collectors office. The random drawings to decide who gets these quota hunt permits take place in July. To find out if youve been selected, you can simply log in to your customer account at License.MyFWC.com to view your results. But theres been a change in how the preference system works. From now on, you can only return your unwanted quota permit online, and you cant do so until Phase III begins and up until 10 days prior to your hunt date. To do this, log in to your customer account at License.MyFWC.com, and click the Return link next to the hunt you wish to turn in. Returns will only be accepted online and will be reissued every Tuesday throughout the season after the Phase III application period begins. If you return a permit that was awarded to you in Phase I, you will receive a preference point as well as the restoration of your preference points used to obtain the permit.Florida Public Boat Ramp FinderThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) Boat Ramp Finder provides descriptive information, maps and photographs for hundreds of public boat ramps throughout Florida. The website is accessible at https://public.myfwc.com/LE/boatramp/public/default. aspx or by visiting myfwc.com and type boat ramp finder in the search box. The Find-A-Boat-Ramp menu on the left side of the screen provides several options to search for the particular type of boat ramp you want to visit. The Boat Ramp Finder provides information about both publically maintained and commercially maintained boat ramps. Some of the boat ramps may require a user fee. As the condition and operation of boat ramps can change rather quickly, boaters are advised to check ahead before making a trip to an unfamiliar boat ramp.

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SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Adult Writing Group Monday, June 10 at 1 p.m. Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Email: Messages and Attachments Tuesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended as well as an existing e-mail account. Learn about sending attachments and creating address books. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 20 Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask questions! Managing Media Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Limit: 20. eBay: Helpful Bidding and Selling Tips Friday, June 14 at 1 p.m. Topics include bidding, proxy bidding and My eBay selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/ keyboarding skills are recommended. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. 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.School is out, summer is here. Why not vacation at home and fish in your own backyard? We live in one of the most favorable fishing spots in the world, sunny Florida. Its a place where others wished they were living. We dont have seasonal fishing, we can fish every day of the year. Weve had some afternoon rains and choppy waters, but the mornings have been great. Those with large boats and charters fishing in 70+ feet of water found that red grouper (legal measure 20); mangrove snapper (5 per harvest, l0 legal); and white grunts were hot catches. Bridge and pier fishing was popular this week by locals as well as tourists. Those I talked to love the pier fishing but it takes a careful hand to bring the fish up on the bridge or pier without breaking the line or letting the fish swim away. Along with the sheepshead, trout, and snapper, I saw a lot of trash fish. Flounder is always a great catch. The meat is lean, white, and boneless, a great table fare. This one-eyed flat fish looks like a fish you would toss back, but dont. Legal is 12 with 10 per harvest, per day. Redfish catches were numerous, with many caught and released. One per person of l8 or more than 27 is legal per day. About every angler caught sheepshead. They were in schools everywhere. Its a lean whitemeated fish which can be cooked in many ways. Legal is 12 with l5 per person, per day Freshwater fishing in the upper rivers and lakes has been great. The waters have been teeming with panfish, large mouth bass and freshwater catfish. Fathers day is this month. Your gift could be a new fishing reel, pole, castnet, hooks, lures, plugs, floats, bait box, Polaroid glasses, special fishing line, or fishing attire. Most all can be purchased at your local bait shop. A threehour or all day charter would also be a grand gift. I have seen reels as high as $800, but if you take care of your modestly priced reel it will last you a long time. Be careful not to strip the gears. Many anglers catch fish on a cane pole and line, others pay two or three hundred dollars for a pole. Guess its pride because the fish wont know the difference. If you purchase your fish at the supermarket, place it in the coldest part of your refrigerator, cook within two days and keep it in the original wrapper. If your fish is frozen, dont keep longer than two to three months. Canned seafood should not be kept longer than one year. Enjoy our Florida sun, watch the weather, and always fish together.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Schools out... why not go fishing? Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.net

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8 OBSERVER NEWS JUNE 6, 2013 From left: Sharon Vasquez, Judy Peck, Stephanie Betz, Nancy Vance and Phyllis Elsberry.Apollo Beach Womans Club installs new officers for 2013-14At a recent meeting of the Apollo Beach Womans Club, Phyllis Elsberry presented and installed the new executive board for 2013-14: Sharon Vasquez as President, Beverly Brook as 1st Vice President, Judy Peck as 2nd Vice President, Deanna Anest as 3rd Vice President, Stephanie Betz as Recording Secretary, and Nancy Vance as Treasurer. Judy Peck, past president, was thanked for her service with a gift. The Apollo Beach Womans Club was established in 1959 by a group of women who wished to contribute to the community by providing college scholarships to graduates from Apollo Beach. In addition to funding scholarships, the membership also enjoys special interest activities in Book, Bridge, Garden and Culture Clubs within ABWC. ABWC extends a warm welcome to women of all ages and backgrounds. Membership, which is $20 a year, is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. For information contact Judy Peck at 813-746-1072. Luncheon meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Little Harbor in Ruskin, September through May. To learn more: www. apollobeachwomansclub.com Thanks to manager Meril Hummon, framed jerseys honoring two of East Bay High Schools best flag football players, Nicole Lock and Stephanie Williams, are hanging on the wall of Buffalo Wild Wings in Summerfield. On each frame is a brass plaque with a list of everything each player has achieved. In the photo above, the girls are shown with Hummon, left, and their coach Michael Cooper. Buffalo Wild Wings is located at Hwy 301 and Big Bend Road.East Bay Watchby Michael CooperBuffalo Wild Wings supports East Bay HSSafe boating classes offeredFlotilla 75 (Ruskin) of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the basic safe boating course About Boating Safely at the Apollo Beach Racquet & Fitness Club on three consecutive Wednesdays, June 19, 26 and July 3 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Learn safe boating practices. Learn some basic knots. Learn details of docking. Learn more about navigating in local waters. The cost is $40 and includes the ABS book, a lifetime reference manual. Many boaters quickly recoup their investment when their insur ance company reduces their premium upon successful completion of the course. Boaters who take safe boating classes, statistically, are not the ones involved in headline getting boating accidents. Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club is located at 6520 Richies Way, just past Apollo Beach Elementary School on the same side of Apollo Beach Blvd. Call Guy Mandigo for reservations and information at 813-641-2488.Commissioner Beckner holds community office hoursOn Wednesday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ruskin Senior Center, County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, Dist. 6, will be available to meet with residents. Commissioner Beckner will be available, one on one, to share residents ideas and hear their concerns. He has planned one Wednesday a month for such meetings in locations around the county. No appointment is necessary, and residents are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The Ruskin Senior Center is located at 905 6th St. SE. For more information, call 813-272-5730.Tampa 912 Project offers Liberty School this summerThe South Shore Chapter of the Tampa 912 Project will hold Tampa Liberty School in Apollo Beach from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 24-28 at the Faith Worx Baptist Church. The cost is $30 per child. The curriculum is the principles of liberty, free markets and limited government. The Tampa Liberty School is dedicated to teaching youth, ages 8-12, about the fundamental values and beliefs which provided the foundation for the country. All activities are designed to teach while having fun. For more information, contact Kathy or Fran Nason at 813-6419109 or Jeff Lukens at jeff@tampa912.org. To register, go to www. tampalibertyschool.com. Presenting a check to Ruskins Alex Council are, from left, John Breaugh of the Community Foundation of Greater SCC; PAC President Ellen Kleinschmidt; Bill Richards of the Community Foundation; and Lew Resseguie, PAC founder and chairman of the board.SCC groups help young actor to head to the Big AppleThanks to a grant submitted by the Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center and awarded by The Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center Ruby LaNace Hurst Fund and the Sun City Center Unrestricted Fund, Alex Council, 13, of Ruskin, will be spending a week in New York City attending the Broadway Artists Alliance this Summer. Broadway Artists Alliance provides professional training for promising young musical theatre performers right in the heart of New York City. Participants study voice, acting, and dance with TONY Award-winners and current Broadway performers, as well as NYCs top casting directors, agents, coaches and choreographers. One of the missions of the Performing Arts Company is to provide opportunities for area actors to perform in a quality professional community theater environment and to educate, equip and inspire amateur actors in a professional theater setting. Founder of the PAC and Chairman of the Board, Lew Resseguie, a former NY actor, knew Alex had a special talent the first time he heard him sing. Alex, along with his mother Teri, are frequent performers at the PACs resident theater, the Rollins in SCC. Alex co-starred with his mom in the recent production of Apartment 14G, a show which Teri also co-wrote. Other appearances at the Rollins include An Evening With Fiddler on the Roof and as member of the company of The PACKids. On June 1, Alex was presented with his BIG CHECK following a performance by the drama department of Progress Village Magnet School. Alex starred in The Toybox, an original musical which was presented at the Rollins Theater to kick-off the PAC Lite Summer Variety Series. Alex lives in Ruskin with his parents Whit and Teri, and his big brother Jacob. On May 28, Howard DeMask of Apollo Beach celebrated his 102nd birthday. The Moose Euchre Group and Hungry Howies held a pizza party at the Lodge. Louise, Howards wife of 76 years, and his family helped celebrate.Happy 102nd, Howard! Ruskin Burger King undergoes remodel and update, adds computersQuality Dining, Inc., operator of 54 Tampa Bay area Burger King restaurants, is remodeling its restaurant at 3890 Sun City Center Boulevard. The Ruskin remodel is one of many Burger King restaurants that will be rebuilt or remodeled across the Tampa Bay market. The restaurant will feature the latest in Burger King design and innovation, including caf-style and large lounge seating with a contemporary look. The remodeled restaurant will offer an Internet Cafe with free Wi-Fi as well as the use of computer terminals, which guests may use while enjoying their dining experience. The restaurants remodeling includes a complete refurbishment of both interior and exterior. The new look will include new landscaping, lighting and signage, highlighted by a new double lane for the drive-thru that will provide faster service, especially during peak traffic hours. Over the past year, Burger King has substantially modified its menu; along with the Whopper sandwich, menu offerings include salads, wraps, a full line of premium beverages, including smoothies, lattes, frappes and Tasty Treats and desserts. The menu currently offers limited time products including Rib Sandwich, Carolina Whopper, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Sweet Potato fries and more. The Burger King has been in the Ruskin community since 1990. The chain was founded in 1954, with the Whopper making its debut in 1957. Quality Dining acquired 54 Burger Kings in late 2012.

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Balaguer said she is almost fanatic about her dogs weight because almost two-thirds of the dogs and cats she sees in her practice are too heavy, and many of those are morbidly obese. Ill cut their food in half if I have to, change their food, and weigh them every few weeks until their weight gets back under control, she said. Theres a psychological factor to over-feeding, she said. People substitute giving treats for love. Its hard for some pet owners to accept that not giving too many treats is showing their pets love. But touching, talking to, walking, playing, having fun with your pet is so important. If you show love every time with food, what you end up with is a temporarily happy but unhealthy stuffed pet you might not have very long. She emphasized that treats should be relative to the size of the dog. People dont recognize that a small piece of cheese might be a huge snack for a tiny dog, she said. Lets say you give a small breed a little square of cheese every time he goes potty outside. How many times a day does that happen? Their stomachs are tiny. You should be able to see where the ribs are on your dog and he or she should have a place where the waist indents. Obesity is even more acceptable by cat owners than dog owners because cats have a sedentary lifestyle, she added. But they too are in danger of the same types of disease. Like humans, diet and exercise are important, said Laura Rubin, owner of Adogable Pets in Sun City Center.Pet obesity: Are we killing them with kindness? PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOWhile examining Caroline, who was recently rescued from a life on the streets, Dr. Sarah Anne Balaguer and Amanda Diaz, a certified veterinary technician, point out ways to tell if your dog or cat is overweight. All the experts interviewed for this story say pet obesity is climbing as fast as human obesity and with it, dogs and cats are showing up with diabetes, arthritis and other illnesses that can be brought on or worsened by too much body weight. If you show love every time with food, what you end up with is a temporarily happy but unhealthy stuffed pet you might not have very long. Dr. Sarah Anne Balaguer About a year ago Rubin opened the shop which is dedicated to a natural and holistic lifestyle for pets from grooming and toys to foods. We wash our pets in purified water and use all natural shampoos and conditioners, she said. But proper foods, natural to the animal, are most important. Cats are carnivores. They should be eating meat, not fillers. You have to check the labels on the cans and bags and use an actual measuring cup to determine how much to feed your pet depending on its size. Rubin says she sees a lot of obese pets in her store. Ill ask the owner first if theyve checked with their vet to be sure theyre (the pet) not diabetic or have any other disease before I check their diet. If its a healthy dog or cat, then I ask about their diet. Is what theyre feeding full of filler like wheat or corn? Most people leave food down all the time for cats, she said. Thats fine as long as the cat isnt obese. Some cats know exactly how much to eat but others dont. You have to know your pet. Rubin said she always welcomes the chance to help pet owners read and understand the labels on the foods theyre using. But before making a drastic change to the pets diet or feeding habits, she advises making a trip to the vet to be sure theres no disease that requires medicine or treatment.Obesity is even more acceptable by cat owners than dog owners because cats have a sedentary lifestyle. But they too are in danger of the same types of disease.

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These remote controls have bigger buttons and fewer options that make them much easier to see, program and operate. Simplified Remotes Two popular senior-friendly products to consider are the Flipper Remote and the Super Remote SR3. The Flipper works all major TVs including cable, satellite and digital TV receiver boxes with only one remote. Available for $25 at flipperremote.com, it offers a tapered design that makes it easy to hold, and for simplicity it has only six large color-coded buttons that are exposed (On/Off, Channel Up and Down, Volume Up and Down, and Mute). All others buttons are accessed by sliding the top panel down, so they wont get in the way during day-to-day TV watching. Flipper also has an optional feature that lets you program up to 30 of your moms favorite channels for easy access. The Super Remote SR3 from Universal Remote Control, Inc. (sold through amazon.com for around $13) is a slightly more sophisticated user-friendly remote that can control three devices TVs, cable or satellite boxes, and DVD players. It offers a lightweight ergonomic design, large easy-to-see numeric buttons each in the shape of the number it represents, and a centrally located My Button that gives your mom the ability to turn on the TV and set the tuner to her favorite channel with a single button press. It also provides four Favor ite buttons for one-touch access to her favorite channels, and an All Off button that lets her shut down the entire home entertainment system with a single button press. Super-Sized Remotes There are also a number of oversized TV remotes that are ideal for seniors with vision problems. The Tek Partner, Big Button, and Tek Pal remotes, all made by the Hy-Tek Manufactur ing Company (bigbuttonremotes. com, 630-466-7664) in Sugar Grove, Ill. are three solid options to consider. 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Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Simple Television Remotes Designed for Seniors THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities 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 Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Special price for summer: 2 fish dinners, either fried or baked, for $14. Friday, June 7 The Lodge welcomes SP Brian Burns and 1st Lady Mary Kay and VPAL Danny Tabor and Rachel. All Elks and their guests are welcome, 5 to 8 p.m Monday, June 10 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person. Menu:Roast Beef with all the trimmings, including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, June 24 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person. Menu: Center Cut Pork Chops with all the trimmings, including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-6452089. Emergency electric bill payment assistance for seniors is availableHillsborough Countys Family and Aging Services Department is accepting applications for its federally-funded Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program. EHEAP assists low-income households who have at least one member who is 60 or older, and an energy emergency resulting from a past due utility bill, or receiving a shut-off notice. Households may qualify if they meet the following criteria: Poverty Guidelines; and How to apply: of income can be a pay check stub, employer letter, public assistance check, supplementary security income check, unemployment check or a pension check stub; with current address, a letter from your landlord or mortgage company, voters registration card, etc. Locally residents can apply at the SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. SE in Ruskin, 813-671-7647. For more information, call 813-272-6770. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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JUNE 6, 2013 11 Superstorm Sandy for actual relief on Smith Island. The state instead wants to use some of the money to buy people out, to relocate them off the island, effectively bringing an end to centuries of life a way of life that is already disappearing. Viewed from afar, a crisis on Smith Island appears imminent. With the government seemingly throwing up their hands in surrender to nature are articles and editorials in Marylands largest newspaper suggesting that islanders shouldnt vent anger at state officials who, for all intents and purposes, are calling for the evacuation of the island, but instead should write to federal officials and congressional leaders demanding that something be done about climate change. A noble, far-looking sentiment, perhaps, but of little value to those living on the island hoping to maintain their way of life. Technically, Smith Island isnt sinking it is eroding. Adding to that problem is a rising sea level. It is estimated that the island has lost more than 3,300 acres over the past 150 years. Roughly 900 acres of the island are habitable. Today the population of the island, approximately 260 people, is based in three small towns. A road connects two of the towns; the third is accessible to the others only by boat. The population is also eroding, after reaching a peak of more than 800 people in 1910. It has been nearly 40 years since a baby was born on the island, the last practicing doctor closed up A canary in the climate coal mine?u MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSPerhaps in a place like Smith Island, wishes do come true. There may be perils in the future but today the island isnt going anywhere. Yellow reflects off this old wooden dock in a radiant sunset on Smith Island, MD. If they had taken all of the money they spent on studies to actually do something we wouldnt have a problem, Captain Otis said. shop in 1987 and there is no law enforcement, nor is there a need for it. The island is a peaceful summer respite for some from the crowded metropolitan area surrounding Washington, DC, but it remains a working island. It is a place where men make a living off the sea, just as their ancestors have done for centuries, and a place where a handful of women make cakes. Captain Otis Tyler has been running a passenger-only ferry service and mail boat between Crisfield, Maryland, and Smith Island for 30 years. It is a business that has been in his family for more than a century. Captain Otis knows the way to the island; he knows the island. He is incensed that people in power are making decisions based on something they have never seen. The governor has never been here, Captain Otis said. Our congressman has never been here. This island is better today than it was years ago. Also viewed from afar, it was initially difficult to arrange transport to the island. Captain Otis doesnt have a webpage; two ferry captains said they would only make the trip for a group of people, not for one person and I was the only person asking for that day. Susan of Susans on Smith Island Bed and Breakfast said she would make sure I could get to the island. I met Captain Otis on the dock in Crisfield and an hour later was in the island town of Ewell, wondering if I would be among the last to ever see it. There are only a few roads on the island, two miles of paved road in total, and the handful of shops close up by 3 p.m. It is a cash island with only the museum accepting credit cards. There are no bars, nor is there alcohol for u

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12 JUNE 6, 2013 Mosaic is committed to providing essential crop nutrients to help the world grow the food it needs. In carrying out this mission, we employ more than 3,000 Floridians and tens of thousands more have jobs that rely on our industry. Mosaics employees work not only to produce phosphate, but also to reclaim the land, protect our waters and implement extensive safeguards for our shared resources. We are proud to invest in a healthy environment and to create abundant economic opportunities. Join in Mosaics promise at www.mosaicco.com/promise.Danielle Weiszhaar Environmental, Health & Safety Management System Lead, FloridaThats our promise.Were creating new jobs and economic opportunities. Our pregnant silky shark and her seven pups. PRINT MEDIA PARTNER SEE IT TODAY! Are you over 70? Call 813-634-1 455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.-C.4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 un City Center, FL 33573 (One Block West of the Hospi tal)www.TheSkinCancerCenters.com THE SKIN CANCER CENTERSDERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES T S C C Did you know people over 70 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer?Call today for your FREE Skin Cancer Screening Exam On the day before the start of the 2013 hurricane season a group of people (and one dog) you hope to never meet in an official capacity but who would willingly put themselves in harms way to save your life gathered at Tampas Museum of Science and Industry. The countys first responders met the public at the 2013 Hurricane Expo which was held at MOSI to help give residents knowledge about what to do before, during, and after a storm. The event included Chief Tom Forward of Tampa Fire Rescue, Brian LaMarre from the National Weather Service office in Ruskin, Preston Cook from Hillsborough County Emergency Management, an urban search and rescue canine unit, Janet McGuire from the Florida West Coast Red Cross and some very big equipment standing by and ready to help should a hurricane strike the Tampa Bay area. The theme of this years free annual event was Thrive, Survive, Stay Alive, focusing on the important actions to take before a storm to ensure you can recover successfully and thrive afterwards. The 2013 hurricane season began on June 1.Hurricane Expo at MOSI Focuses on storm prep to Thrive, Survive, Stay AliveMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS It may not look warm and cuddly but this is the vehicle that could make it down your street in the event of a disaster.

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JUNE 6, 2013 13 Available at: http://floridabirdingtrail.comThe Great Florida Birding and Wildlife TrailThe Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, supported in part by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. This 2,000-mile, self-guided highway trail connects and unifies 514 birding and wildlife viewing sites throughout Florida. Modeled after the successful Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, this ambitious project features detailed guide booklets, a mobile device application, and special highway signs identifying GFBWT sites. Guide booklets contain site descriptions, directions, and maps showcasing the wonderful birding and wildlife watching opportunities in Florida. Each Trail section consists of a series of clusters, with each cluster containing 1 to 15 sites highlighting communities and special ecosystems like the Lake Wales Ridge. The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is divided into four sections. For a list of individual Trail sites, with counties, nearest cities, web links and contact phone numbers, visit http:// floridabirdingtrail.com to navigate through the East, West, Panhandle or South Florida sections. From there you can download a trail guide for one of the sections. GatewaysTo better introduce visitors to the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, there are nine gateway sites at exceptional birding locations. There are two or three gateways located in each Trail section. Gateways have staffed visitor centers and serve as hubs for Trail information. Each gateway has a special kiosk with birdwatching tips for beginners and introductory information regarding the Trail. Loaner optics can be checked out for free for a day with a drivers license or major credit card at all gateway locations. Or stop by and pick up a copy of the Trails guide booklets. Gateway for Western Florida are at Fort De Soto Park (St. Petersburg) and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (Gainesville).

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14 JUNE 6, 2013 AT HOME AUTO CAREOwners LEE & JULIE DAVIS Master Certified Technicians OPEN 8 am-5 pm Monday thru Friday www.athomeauto.net (813) 645-0339 Courtesy Shuttle Service Available Towing Upon Request(exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.)Approved Auto Repair CenterWe participate in AAA Dollars Program *See redemption form at participating dealers for complete offer details. Offer expires 6/18/13. Void where prohibited. The Reward Card cannot be reloaded with additional funds, nor can it be used at an ATM. Card expires 6 months after issuance. For complete terms, conditions and fees, see the Cardholder Agreement in your card package. Reward Cards are issued by U.S. Bank, pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Copyright 2013 Michelin North America, Inc. All rights reserved. The Michelin Man is a registered trademark owned by Michelin North America, Inc. Buy any set of four new MICHELIN brand passenger or light truck tires, and get a$70 MasterCard Reward Card after submission.*OFFER VALID MAY 17 JUNE 18, 2013 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSAdult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health)Accepts Most Insurances & MedicareEl personaal habla espanol.Call Today! (813) 633-2000www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.comACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSAdult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health)Accepts Most Insurances & MedicareEl personaal habla espanol.Call Today! 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(813) 633 2000 2000 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com Board Certied The Last DayBy Mitch Traphagen%  mitch@observernews.netOn Friday at the St. Petersburg Pier, the early morning hours were quiet, with a few joggers, some people fishing, including one with a small, dead shark, and the cleaning crew carefully washing the windows as though it were simply another day at work. But it wasnt just another day. It was the last day. Less than 15 hours later, the Pier would close forever. But in the early hours, the pelicans far outnumbered humans. It was peaceful, quiet and beautiful. The temperature on the bay side felt several degrees cooler than on the land, just a few hundred yards away. As the hour for opening drew near, people began lining up. Not big mobs, just a healthy number of people, most carrying cameras. The Pier Bait House had closed on the Sunday before and the sign for pelican food that, apparently, pelicans knew all too well, was gone. The pelicans generally stuck to the pilings. At the ticket office for the Pier Dolphin Cruises, a man removed a sign announcing times and rates, while signs stating Stop the Lens adorned the windows that would be forever closed. Soon, people were riding the glass elevator to the fifth deck of the inverted pyramid, both the elevator and the deck offered some of the best free views in Florida. The 25 cent viewing binoculars were already gone. People lingered for what would be a last look. More people arrived and Pier workers continued to clean windows and wipe down tables, although there were few customers in the food court. Some of the counters had already closed. At Morrows a few people gathered, appearing as though it would open but there were only a few pretzels in the display case topped by a handwritten sign that said, Cash Only. Before long, no one was at Morrows. It simply seemed to fade away. The Pier Logo Store began doing a brisk business offering souvenir Pier items, including t-shirts with an aerial photograph. At other shops, people flitted in and out, cameras in hand, searching for last moments to capture forever. The news media was out in force with photographers and reporters capturing words and moments. Television cameras from local news stations roamed in search of people and their opinions about everything from the closing of the Pier to The Lens, as the expected new pier has been called. Despite the best efforts of the Pier workers, on the last day the iconic 40-year-old inverted pyramid somehow seemed tired, as though the strife and fighting over the issue had taken a toll. At 11 p.m., the last drinks had been served in the restaurants, MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThe early morning hours on the St. Petersburg Piers last day were peaceful, downright tranquil with only joggers, a few people fishing and pelicans near the inverted pyramid. An hour or so later, hundreds of people began to arrive for one last visit to the Tampa Bay icon. It closed on May 31. A man waits at a trolley stop that has only hours left. A sign announces the bus stop would be closed as of June 1. Hundreds began to arrive to say goodbye to a Tampa Bay icon. A child walks along the glass columns inside the Pier that pointed towards the second floor aquarium. Despite a lack of customers, a worker cleans tables at the food court. the toasts had been made, and the glass elevator made its last scenic trip to the ground level carrying visitors. And then the Pier closed for the last time. After two weeks, the approach to the Pier is expected to temporarily reopen, although the inverted pyramid will remain off-limits to everyone but the pelicans. Demolition of the entire pier is expected to take place in September. For more photos, visit www.observernews.net or www.riverviewcurrent.com

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16 JUNE 6, 2013 C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273. ChaseChase is a handsome Lab mix that was found abandoned on the streets of Ruskin. His rough start hasnt affected his love for people. Chase has started obedience training at the shelter and is doing great! He also knows how to retrieve balls. He has come a long way since he first arrived at CARE but is still a work in progress. He would do best in a home with only older children. As part of Chases adoption, he has been neutered, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: December 2, 2011.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG ZacZac is all-black kitten who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. Zac is a curious little guy and is very, very cute and even a little feisty. He loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter. But Zac would like most of all to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go and see this handsome kitten and give him that home. Zac will be spayed and microchipped. He is current on his shots. Approx. DOB: April 1, 2013. Adogable PetsPet Supplies & Grooming Salon(813) 419-4972 Mobile Grooming & More (813) 300-7902Please call for grooming appointmentswww.adogablepets.com Natural and Holistic Foods and Treats D.I.Y. CLINIC last Thursday of every month, 5 to 6 p.m. Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995SummertimeAC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICSPurchase 4 Tires Get FREE Mount & Balance 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows 3852 Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howies813-633-9301 Americas Oil Express ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUSH, POWER STEERING FLUSH or HEADLIGHT RESTORATION $1000 Off$2000 Off No Appointment NecessaryTRULY 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILSShopper Observer Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car! BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: After a bath, rinse your dog well of any remaining soap. Any soap residue left on the skin could cause itching. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, joined by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage Americans to take a few simple steps to protect their health and prevent skin cancer throughout the summer. While were making progress toward restoring the Earths ozone layer, Americans need to take steps now for extra protection from harmful UV rays and skin cancer, said Janet McCabe, deputy assistant administrator for EPAs Office of Air and Radiation. Americans can stay safe under the sun and enjoy the outdoors by taking simple steps such as using sunscreen and wearing UV-blocking sunglasses. If current trends continue, one in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime, and many of these skin cancers could be prevented by reducing UV exposure from the sun and indoor tanning devices, said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Of particular concern is the increase we are seeing in rates of melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer. In the United States, melanoma is one of the most common cancers among people ages 15 to 29 years. Spending time in the sun increases the risk of skin cancer. Everyone can get sunburned and suffer harmful effects of exposure to UV radiation from time spent outdoors, said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Consumers can protect themselves by choosing a sunscreen that is right for them, wearing protective clothing and limiting time in the sun. New labeling rules for sunscreen products To make it easier for people to choose products that effectively reduce the health risks of UV overexposure, the FDA has issued new labeling rules for sunscreen products. These include: Sunscreens proven to protect against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays can be labeled Broad Spectrum. Both UVB and UVA radiation contribute to the suns damaging effects. Sunscreen products that meet the criteria for being called Broad Spectrum and have a Sunscreen Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher may state that they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging when used as directed with other sun protection measures. Any product that is not Broad Spectrum, or has an SPF below 15, must have a warning stating that the product has not been shown to help prevent skin cancer or early skin aging. New water-resistance claims on the front label must indicate whether the sunscreen remains effective for 40 minutes or 80 minutes while swimming or sweating. In addition to using Broad Spectrum sunscreen, here are some tips to help enjoy the outdoors safely this summer: Seek shade, not sun: Seek the shade when the suns rays are strongest; avoid sunburns, intentional tanning and use of tanning beds; use extra caution near reflective surfaces like water and sand. Skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the U.S.Americans urged to take action against skin cancerWear protective clothing: Wear sun-protective clothing, a widebrimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Check the UV Index: EPA and the National Weather Service offer the UV Index an hourly forecast of UV radiation that allows Americans to plan outdoor activities in ways that prevent overexposure to the sun. Download EPAs free UV Index app at www.epa.gov/enviro/ mobile/. Nations across the globe have made steady progress toward restoring the Earths protective ozone layer through the groundbreaking environmental treaty called the Montreal Protocol. Signed by 197 countries, including the U.S. government, the Protocol is successfully working to phase out ozonedepleting substances. Scientists predict that the ozone layer will recover later this century. According to the CDC, the states with the highest melanoma death rates include Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, Utah and West Virginia. Americans are encouraged to learn more about skin cancer in their states at www2.epa.gov/sunwise/skin-cancer-facts-your-state.MOSI hosts World Oceans Day on Saturday MOSI will host a World Oceans Day celebration on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. with Dr. Seuss-themed activities and a 15-ton sand sculpture. Guests can celebrate the worlds oceans One Fish, Two Fish-style, with a 15ton sand sculpture to kick it off. After viewing a giant sea creature in the sand, guests can explore Sea Monsters Revealed and learn about the abundance of life that lives in the ocean. They can also take the Seas the Day 7Cs pledge and commit to making a real difference to protect the ocean, its incredible inhabitants, and our own community. World Oceans Day is included with MOSI admission and is free for members. Tickets for Sea Monsters Revealed are $18.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors (60+) and $12.95 for children (2-12). Guests can add MOSI general admission or a documentary IMAX film to their Sea Monsters Revealed ticket for $5 each.For more information, visit mosi.org.

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JUNE 6, 2013 17 Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ...................6 p.m. Bingo. Tuesday Night. ...................$1 draft beer all day. Friday Night . ..................... 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. No food till Fall. Saturday, June 8. ...............5 p.m. Steak Dinner. ................................................ 6:30 p.m. music by Chicago Rich Sunday . ..............................Feather Your Nest game canceled until. ............................................ Fall. $1 draft beer all day. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, June 6 VA Hospital 5 p.m. Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, June 7 Fish & Chips 4:30 p.m. Eat in. Saturday, June 8 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9 Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10 Planning meeting 6 p.m. Crew Games 6 p.m. House meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 Games in Lounge 1 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 Bar Bingo with Jerry 6 p.m. Upcoming dates and local locations: Sunday, June 9, 9 a.m. 1 p.m., Destiny Church Bloodmobile, 2322 11th Ave. SE, in Ruskin. Monday, June 10, 1-7 p.m., Walmart Bloodmobile, 9205 Gibsonton Dr. in Gibsonton. Tuesday, June 11, 1-3:30 p.m., Tampa Armature Works Bloodmobile, 6312 78th St. in Riverview. Wednesday, June 12, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Progressive Insurance Company Bloodmobile, 4030 Crescent Park Dr. in Riverview. Thursday, June 13, 8 a.m.-noon, Bright House Networks Bloodmobile, 4145 S. Falkenburg Rd. in Riverview. Sunday, June 16, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church Bloodmobile, 5309 N. US Highway 41 in Apollo Beach. Monday, June 17, 1-7 p.m., Walmart Bloodmobile, 4928 SR 674 in Wimauma.Approximately 915 homeless veterans living on the streets and in shelters in Florida will soon find a permanent place to call home. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $60 million to local public housing agencies across the country to provide permanent supportive housing to homeless veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions. Florida will receive $6,000,620 to assist its homeless veterans. The supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA. Since 2008, a total of 48,385 vouchers have been awarded and 42,557 formerly homeless veterans are currently in homes because of HUD & VA team up to provide permanent homes to 915 homeless vets in Floridathis program. HUD-VASH is part of the Obama Administrations commitment to end Veteran and long-term chronic homelessness by 2015. Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness serves as a roadmap for how the federal government will work with state and local communities to confront the root causes of homelessness, especially among former servicemen and women. HUDs annual point in time estimate of the number of homeless persons and families for 2012 found that veteran homelessness fell by 7.2 percent (or 4,876 people) since January 2011 and by 17.2 percent since January 2009. On a single night in January 2012, 62,619 veterans were homeless. The grants announced today are part of $75 million appropriated this year to support the housing needs of homeless veterans. Local public housing authorities provide rental assistance to homeless veterans while nearby VA Medical CenRingling International Arts Festival launches arts season on Floridas Cultural Coast Oct. 9-12The fifth annual Ringling International Arts Festival, Oct. 9-12, 2013, in Sarasota, launches the 2014 arts season on Floridas Cultural Coast. The four-day festival showcases a variety of dance, music, and theater presented in intimate performance venues at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. In its fifth year, the Festival is under the artistic direction of the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Tickets range from $30 to $40, excluding opening night. Ticket packages are available. Spains Roco Molina, one of the most brilliant bailaoras of our time, embodies the new forms of expression to be experienced at the Festival. Credited with revolutionizing Flamenco Art, Molina is the recipient of her nations most coveted award in the arts, the National Prize for Dance. Her uplifting dance style integrates different artistic schools, such as Flamenco, classical, Spanish classical or the bolero, and traditional popular dance. The result is an energetic display of styles that holistically presented creates a danceable universe with its own unique language and meaning. The Festival will further engage audiences across the 66-acre estate with Jazz Sunsets on the Bay, featuring live jazz music and dancing, Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. on the BolgerCampiello. It is free of charge with Museum admission. To purchase tickets, contact the Ringling Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at 941-360-7399.ters (VAMC) offer supportive services and case management. This is the first round of the 2013 HUDVASH funding. HUD expects to announce more HUD-VASH funding this summer. VAMCs work closely with homeless veterans then refer them to public housing agencies for these vouchers, based upon a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of the homelessness and the need for longer term more intensive support to obtain and maintain permanent housing. The HUDVASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff provides. Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico.Outback Steakhouse to give free steak dinner to blood donorsThis summer Outback Steakhouse and OneBlood, the local blood center, are thanking blood donors by giving them free steak dinners. Anyone who donates blood or platelets at least two times between June 1 and Sept. 30 will receive a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse. Plus blood donors will also be entered into a drawing to win Outback for a Year. Outback Steakhouse is partnering with OneBlood in an effort to increase summer donations and help shine a spotlight on the constant need for blood donations. A surprising statistic is that 39 percent of us are eligible to donate blood, but only about 5 percent give. Blood donations are always needed, especially during the summer months when donations become more challenging due to vacations, school breaks and a snowbird population that returns north. Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion in the United States. Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in the community and in many cases one donation can save up to three patients. All donors receive a wellness check-up including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening each time they give blood. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. For more information about donating blood, center locations and hours, go to www. oneblood.org.

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18 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h JUNE 6, 2013 Area Places of Worship South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the: SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER —NON-INSTRUMENTAL— \006\011\006\006\001\017\031\034\035\036\001\025\036\004\001\025\030\001 \001\024\037\035\032\031\033\002\001\017\021\001 \001\011\007\010\003\012\011\005\012 Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank) ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US: SUNDAY MORNINGS: Rev. Richard Nussel Phone: 645-1241 Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m. Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 \000HONE\032\000\026\023\024\015\022\023\022\030\000s\000&AX\032\000\026\023\023\015\026\026\027\020 www.popcc.org Masses: Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m. Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than “Religion” Unity Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue \021\021\021\025\000$EL\000EBB\000%\016\000s\000UN\000#ITY\000#ENTER\014\000&, \021\023\020\021\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000.\016\014\000USKIN\014\000&,\000s\000\026\024\025\015\021\021\022\021\000s\000 www.nbcor.org “Loving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders” Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. UNDAY\000-ORNING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\021\020\032\024\025\000A\016M\016 UNDAY\000%VENING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\020\020\000P\016M\016 EDNESDAY\000\010ALL\000AGES\011\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\023\020\000P\016M\016\000 Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 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 Worship 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Robert Chaple Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573 Phone/Fax: 813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday 9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship Wednesday 6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.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 Sunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m. Nursery Provided x™-\025ˆ}…>{£ œ…U\001œœ\011i>V… >Vœvœ“\037ˆ>\011> www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Pastor Jack R. Palzer Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven 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. \030\030\023\027\003\021\021\003\031\032\027\017\003:LPDXPD\017\003\\003\026\026\030\034\033\003‡\003\033\024\026\020\031\026\027\020\027\032\032\031 Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA \030\021\022\001BMMFZ\001'PSHF\001#MWE\017\001t\001VO\001$JUZ\001$FOUFS\015\001'-\001\024\024\026\030\024\016\026\024\026\025 FWFSFOE\001%BWJE\001"MMNBO\015\001BTUPS FMFQIPOF\033\001\031\022\024\016\027\024\025\016\022\023\032\023\001t\001FCTJUF\033\001TDDSFEFFNFS\017PSH Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. \JSTU\001\007\001IJSE\001VOEBZ\001t\001#JCMF\001$MBTT\001IVSTEBZ\001\022\021\001B\017N\017 Area Obituaries Marian E. Grover Marian E. Grover of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away on May 20, 2013 at the age of 78. Marian is predeceased by her father Harry S. Grover, mother Esther K. Grover, sister Ruth, brothers Richard, Buddy (Alvin), Martin and Byron. Marian is survived by her loving sisters-in-law Rita (Martin) Grover and Jean (Byron) Grover Buchanan; nephews Richard Grover, Scott (Nina) Grover, Jeffery (Kimberley) Grover, and Eric (Bethany) Grover; and nieces Sharon (Joseph) Grover-Renda and Jennifer Grover. Marian was born in Baldwin, NY on May 28, 1934. She graduated from Van Etten Central High School in 1952 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree at SUNY Buffalo in 1957 and a Master’s degree from Cornell University in 1962. She worked as a nutritionist for the State of New Jersey, after which she relocated to Sun City Center, Florida. Marian enjoyed world travel and was known to go on major excursions that included such outdoor activities as hiking, white-water rafting, river boat trips and many other activities. She was very active in her nephews’ and nieces’ lives, traveling to see school concerts, plays and graduations. She was an active member of the United Community Church of Sun City Center. She also loved her cats very much. Friends can call at Allen Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 12 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. A Christian burial service will take place directly after the memorial service at the Hicks Cemetery, Hickstown, NY. Friends and family are invited for fellowship and light fare at Jeff Grover’s home in Spencer following the burial. A separate memorial service will be held for Marian’s fellow worshipers and friends at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the United Community Church in Sun City Center, 1501 La Jolla Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Park Foundation in memory of Marian. Todd L. Overholt Todd L. Overholt, 42, of Centreville, MI, passed away May 23 in Centreville. He was born at Sturgis Hospital on Nov. 11, 1970, the son of Melvin and Shirley Ann (Cossairt) Overholt. He moved to Florida at an early age. On Feb. 14, 2000 he married Debra L. Bradwell in Ruskin, FL. Todd returned to Michigan with his wife and three youngest sons six years ago, settling in Centreville. He made many friends in the area through his church and his sons’ school and sports activities, in which he was involved. Todd was also active in the community, serving on the Village of Centreville Planning Commission and village council and devoting a lot of his time to Centreville Little League. Todd was most recently employed at Nottawa Lumber and Community Action agency as a weatherization inspector. Todd had many talents and was a regular jack of all trades. He was an outstanding cook and a great residential contractor, doing many remodeling jobs over the years with many happy customers. Todd was about helping people, “anybody anytime.” He will be missed by his family and friends, and his memory will live in their hearts forever. Todd is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Debra Overholt, Centreville; parents Melvin and Shirley Overholt, Ruskin; sons Jacob, Tyler and Justin Overholt, at home, and son Jason Pratt, Alabama; stepsons Jay Rimes Jr., Wimauma, Deric Rimes, Ruskin, and Jordan Rimes, Riverview; stepdaughter Robin (Rimes) Prince, Centreville; sisters Amy Morris, Riverview, and Wendy Blake, Apollo Beach; four step grandchildren; motherin-law Joan Bradwell, Centreville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and granddaughter Kaylie Rimes. Religious services were on May 29; interment was at Leonidas Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Eley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 185, Centreville, MI 49032 to assist the family with funeral expenses. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com. Wiley C. Raynes Wiley C. Raynes, 73, of Wimauma passed away on May 25, 2013. He was born on November 15, 1939 in Monticello, Kentucky to the late Wiley P. and Zella (Stringer) Raynes. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 47 years Barbara (Yost) Raynes. Wiley owned a cabinet shop, Wiley Wood Products, in Indiana and then moved to Florida, where he worked as a owner/operator of a tractor trailer. He was known as a family man and loved his family dearly, and will be missed by all. Along with his wife, Wiley is survived by sons George (Amy) Raynes, Ronnie Allen, David (Rose) Allen, and Jon (Rita) Allen; daughter Jackie (Roger) McMillan; brother Robert Lee Raynes; and eight grandchildren. Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Iola R. Turner July 4, 1911 May 5, 2013 Iola R. Turner, 101, formerly of Martinsburg, PA, passed away at her daughter’s home in Sun City Center, FL, where Iola was currently residing. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Arthur and May (Smith) Paul. She married Gerald S. Turner on May 5, 1934. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1974. Surviving are daughter Rosalie Kelleher and husband Jerry, of Sun City Center; son Robert and wife Delores of Sun City Center; son Paul and wife Teresa of Tyrone, PA; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Iola attended elementary school in Altoona and Martinsburg, PA, and was a 1928 graduate of Morrison Cove High School. She attended Penn State University for a year and then graduated from Zeth Business School in Altoona. Iola was a current member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center, and a former member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg. Iola was a member of the Sun City Center Low Vision Club and the Accordion Club. In March she took part in the Centenarian Celebration at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed making rag rugs, knitting scarves, and taking accordion lessons. Iola was a woman of strong faith, love and trust in God. She also was very active in numerous community affairs when she lived in Martinsburg. The funeral service was held May 11 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg, with Pastor Schul officiating. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Martinsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Ministry of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center. Calvary Cares Support Group continues in summer Calvary Cares will continue to meet over the summer but with a revised schedule. Everyone is welcome to attend: it is free, fun, helpful and a good way to not only get support but also to give it. To request additional information call the church office at 813645-1305 or Judy Shepherd at 813-546-5415. In September Calvary Cares will return to its regular schedule of 1 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. ‡\003:HGQHVGD\)65(\017\003-XQH\003\030\017\003\024\020\026\003S\021P\021\003 Regular Support Group meeting in the Youth Room at Calvary Lutheran Church. ‡\003:HGQHVGD\)65(\017\003-XQH\003\025\031\017\003\027\020\031\003S\021P\021\003 Happy Hour at Judy Shepherd’s house. RSVP to 813-546-5414. ‡\003:HGQHVGD\)65(\017\003-XO\\000\024\023\017\003\024\020\026\003S\021P\021\003\020\003 Regular Support Group meeting in the Youth Room at the church. ‡\003:HGQHVGD\)65(\017\003-XO\\000\026\024\017\003WLPH\003WED\003 Movie afternoon at a matinee in Brandon. Carpool from church. ‡\003:HGQHVGD\)65(\017\003$XJ\021\003\032\017\003\024\020\026\003S\021P\021\003\020\003 Regular Support Group meeting in the Youth Room at the church. ‡\003:HGQHVGD\)65(\017\003$XJ\021\003\025\024\017\003\024\024\035\026\023\003 a.m. Calvary Cares Lunch. Meet at church to carpool to a local restaurant. Summer hours for Pages of Life book store The Pages of Life Book and Gift Shop, located on the campus of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, has begun its summer operating hours: The Shop will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 D\021P\021\003XQWLO\003\025\035\026\023\003S\021P\021\003Q\003XQGD\\000V\003 the hours will be 9:30 a.m. until \024\025\035\026\023\003S\021P\021\003\003 The entrance to the Shop faces \024\025\024\023\003'HO\003:HEE\003%OYG\021\003:HVW\003DQG\003WKH\003 telephone number is 813-633-8595. Winter hours begin again Wednes day, September 4; open weekdays IURP\003\025\035\026\023\003S\021P\021\003WR\003\027\003S\021P\021\003XQGD\\000 KRXUV\003ZLOO\003UHPDLQ\003WKH\003VDPH\021\003$OO\003 area residents are welcome.

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JUNE 6, 2013 19 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday 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.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus ChristJoin us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church familyLocated in South Hillsborough County, just south of Universal in old Sun CityGetting to Know You (Donuts/Coffee) .....9:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ...........10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .........7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ...........10:00 a.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 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. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................5:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES 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 ....................................... Espaol ......................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. SUNDAY SERVICES SUNDAY SERVICES Area Places of Worship BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME Complete, No Add-Ons813-645-6130Zipperers Funeral Home www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to host Anything Goes An Evening with Eileen Valentino and Cole Porter on Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Eileen Valentino started her career singing at Disneyland, toured with dancer Juliet Prowse, then left to create her own act, opening for stars in Atlantic City and packing cabarets and theaters in New York City. Relatively new to Sun City Center, Eileen per formed recently with the Performing Arts Company at the Rollins Theater in Love on a Bench. The singer will be accompanied by Robert Winslow, one of the finest keyboardists in the Tampa area. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. For additional information Valentino & Winslow to present music of Cole PorterEileen Valentinoabout this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-6342539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit its website at www. sccumc.com. Calvarys Kingdom Rock VBS is June 17-21Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach offers Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School, Monday through Friday, June 1721, 2013. Kingdom Rock offers electrifying Bible adventures, heart-pumping music and exciting group activities. Calvarys Kingdom Rocks VBS conveniently runs from 6-8 p.m. each night and is open to all children from preschool to 5th grade. Also, this free VBS program includes complimentary dinner starting at 5:15 p.m. Adults are welcome to participate in an onsite Bible study running concurrently. Everyone meets at the conclusion of each day for an exciting and memorable Fanfare Finale. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 7:45 p.m. VBS is held at Calvary, located at 5309 US 41 North in Apollo Beach. To register, go online at Calvarylutheranchurch.net or call the church office at 813-645-1305. Registrations are requested by June 10. Introducing Father Viet NguyenDeacon Viet Nguyen was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood for the Diocese of St. Petersburg on May 18 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Largo. Following his calling to the priesthood was not always an easy road for Father Viet. Viet Vu Nguyen was born in Vietnam and had a desire to be a priest since he was very young. In 1992, he registered at the Phu Cuong Diocese in Vietnam as a candidate for Seminary. From 1993 to 2001, the Bishop of Phu Cuong Diocese sent Viet to St. Joseph Seminary in Saigon three times, but the communist authority in Vietnam did not allow him to enter the Seminary. In June 2001, Viet, his sister and his brother were arrested and imprisoned because of the blood relation with his uncle, Father Nguyen Van Ly, who has fought for religious freedom and human rights for the Vietnamese since 1976 They were released in 2004 and in September, 2005, with the intervention of the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of State, they had the privilege to live in the United States as refugees. In April, 2012, Viet was or dained a deacon at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary Chapel in Boynton Beach. In June, 2012 Deacon Viet kept his dream alive at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center as he entered the final stages of Ordination to the Priesthood. On May 25 Father Viet offered a Mass of Thanksgiving at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. After the Mass of Thanksgiving, a reception for all parishioners was From left, Prince of Peace Pastor, Father Joel Kovanis; Father Viet Nguyen; and Prince of Peace Parochial Vicar, Father Augustine Mailadiyil.held, where Father Viet delivered his Blessing. What is next for Father Viet? His journey in priesthood continues at St. Paul Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, starting July 1, 2013. For information about Prince of Peace Catholic Church, visit www. popcc.org, www.facebook.com/ popccscc.Movie Night at the United Methodist ChurchOn Friday, June 14 the United Methodist Church will show Loves Abiding Joy as part of its Friday night movie series. It is the fourth film in the Love Comes Softly series by Michael Landon, Jr. The doors of the churchs LEC hall will open at 6 p.m. Loves Abiding Joy is captioned for the hard of hearing.Christian Womens Connection meets June 13The Christian Womens Connection will hold its June Luncheon and Program on Thursday, June 13 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC. Inspirational speaker Kelly Stigliano will speak on Incomparable, Unequivocal, Unconditional Love. The program will be The Kidz Klub, with exciting, highenergy music. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu is Greek Salad plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken is available; be sure to order it when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, and reservations are required. Call Tara Flood at 813-383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon on Monday, June 10.Lunch Bunch heads for BrandonThe Lunch Bunch A Group of Jewish Friends is planning a lunch get-together at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at Mimis Caf in Brandon, 804 Providence Road. If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to Carol Balent at monkeyandwife@yahoo.com or 813829-7227 by June 13 so organizers make sure the restaurant can accommodate the group. You can discuss the possibility of carpooling when you RSVP.

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22 JUNE 6, 2013 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 7/11/13MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 2011 Allstate Insurance Company sale. The few roads, however, are active with a handful of cars and a number of golf carts. Some people drive around to pass the time and, as such, as a visitor youll see the same people over and over again while walking or riding a bike around town. Despite that, each time you see them, they will wave to you. At the Smith Island Baking Company, three women formed a production line of sorts producing Smith Island cakes, a distinctive cake of 10 to 17 thin layers with a fudge frosting. The cakes are unique to the island and date back to the 1800s with wives making something special to send husbands off for a hard day of working the water. Today, the baking company, headquartered in an old house across the street from the small post office, is owned by an investor in Washington who reportedly regularly makes the long drive to Crisfield, followed by the nearly hour ferry ride to the island. He also manages the intricate task of getting supplies to his business using the ferries and his cakes shipped out to customers around the world. In theory, he could save a lot of time and trouble by relocating the baking company to Baltimore or another major city but then, as he has been quoted saying, they wouldnt be Smith Island cakes. I was the only guest at Susans Bed and Breakfast on a recent Thursday night but the following weekend all three of her rooms were booked. It took less than an hour to tour the island on one of Susans bicycles and also less than an hour to realize that while Smith Island may well be imperiled by the future, it is not imperiled by the present. The island is functioning now as it has for the past four centuries. Perhaps even better, as it is increasingly an island of respite from the madness that can exist just 12 miles away on the mainland. What is more imperiled is the way of life. Many of the islanders see the offer of buyouts as a sure-fire way to accelerate what is already in slow decline. Like the cakes, ironically Marylands State Cake, some things simply cant be replicated elsewhere. Smith Island is, perhaps, the canary in the climate coal mine; an indicator of what could be to come for millions of Americans living along the coasts, including Florida. According to the Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University, sea level had been rising an average of 1.8 millimeters per year from the end of what is known as the Little Ice Age of the mid 1800s until 1990. Since 1990, however, sea level has been rising an average of 3.1 millimeters per year and that rate is expected to increase. Furthermore, 4.9 million people in the nation live at an elevation of four feet or less above sea level. Of those, 2.4 million are in Florida. There are 107 towns and cities in the state in which half or more of the population lives at four feet or less. If there is indeed an imminent risk from rising waters, Florida is Smith Island on steroids in terms of that risk. To put it in different terms, if you bought waterfront property and built a dock in 1990, your dock, like Smith Island, is sinking. Today it could be as much as 2.8 inches lower in the water than it was 23 years ago. When built, it may have been dry for most high tides but today it is likely topped more often. Even a moderate storm surge from passing tropical systems could put it underwater. And your dock can be extrapolated to much of coastal South Hillsborough and the tens of thousands of people here living on low ground. Unlike Smith Island, however, no one is calling for the evacuation of 2.4 million people in Florida, nor would that be possible in any given instant. But if the water continues to rise, it may happen gradually, of course. A summit of environmental scientists held by the Center for Environmental Studies at FAU concluded that short term measures, such as mangrove buffers, will be needed but they arent a long-term solution, they merely buy time. But in a world of uncertainty, there is little more valuable than time. If they [state and federal governments] had taken all of the money they spent on studies to actually do something we wouldnt have a problem, Captain Otis said. The erosion on the island is evident and pockmarked around the habitable coast is evidence of people attempting to do something about it, with pockets of riprap consisting of everything from broken chunks of concrete to old, rusted engines protecting sections of the coastline. The FAU summit concluded that measures will need to be taken as parts of Floridas infrastructure, including the fresh water supply, are already being impacted by higher tides. They also pointed to the Gulf Coast city of Punta Gorda, with an adaption plan that includes planned relocation. It is possible a climatic tipping point has already passed. It is also possible there was no tipping point, that nothing can change the inevitable of a changing climate. Planning for and accommodating climate changes are necessary and that is already happening by the nations food producers and others. If predictions hold true, even if governments dont act, insurance companies most certainly eventually would. Today, as it has for much of its long history, almost everything in the Smith Island town of Ewell is centered around the church. It is a gathering place; it is the dominant structure and the physical center of the community. Faith is important here. While life in an isolated place can be idyllic, it can also be hard. Yet there is faith here in today and in tomorrow. You can stand in front of the church and stomp your foot on the ground and it feels solid, just as it did when British settlers arrived 400 years ago. Perhaps things will be different in the next decade or in the next ten decades but today, Smith Island is as real as are the homes and communities of 2.4 million people in low-lying Florida. People pass by and wave, a few stop to chat. Youre staying at Susans, right? they ask. Its a small town; of course they would know that. Ten or twenty minutes later, theyll pass by and wave again. The fishing boats come and go and Captain Otis loads up mail on the Island Belle II to take to Crisfield. By 3 p.m., all five businesses are closed for the day. It is a special place, an increasingly rare place in a fastpaced world. Smith Island has, perhaps, always been imperiled, but there is faith in today. Today, Smith Island isnt going anywhere. For information about Smith Island, visit www.visitsmithisland. com. For information about Susans On Smith Island Bed & Breakfast, visit www.susansonsmithisland. com For information about the 2012 FAU CES summit, visit www.ces. fau.edu/SLR2012 An interesting interactive map showing the possible effects of rising sea levels may be found at www.geology.com/sea-level-rise/ florida.shtml. For more photos, visit www. observernews.net or www. riverviewcurrent.com. Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Compr ehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Sur gery Glaucoma Management Laser Sur gery Macular Degeneration Cor nea Diabetic Eye Car e Neur o-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicar e & most insurance accepted. 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2B JUNE 6, 2013 then there are the gems. In the middle of Louisiana on I-49, the sign announced Historic NATCHITOCHES (same degree of difficulty in pronouncing as Caloosahatchee) Oldest Town in Louisiana, established in 1714. It was worth a look. As we know though, Florida can boast of St. Augustine the oldest continuously occupied European city in the USA. Founded in 1565 it is celebrating the 500th anniversary of its founding this year. The detour though was definitely worthwhile. On the banks of the Cane River, block after block of historic houses and mercantile buildings line the streets. Brick buildings with second story iron balconies, festooned with flags and pots of flowering plants remind you of the New Orleans French Quarter. Charming restaurants and shops make strolling the main street a delightful break from the hurry of the nearby Interstate. Several universities are in the city limits including a campus of LSU. A late breakfast in one of the restaurants, a short stroll, some picture taking and then following our GPS, we were back on the road heading for points west. Natchitoches is where much of the movie Steel Magnolias was filmed. There are other gems like this to be discovered on your road trips but you have to do some research to find them Stops at fast food chain restaurants are understandable and frequently unavoidable with their no-need to read menus, cheap foods, quick in-and-out service and Wi-fi. But do pick some special stops for evening meals that feature local foods, culture On the road again...u and sometimes regional music. You will always remember that stop, not a national fast food pit stop. On long road trips we try to economize as much as possible, looking for the least expensive accommodations, taking food with us, tailgating, and eating in our room. We have even slept in our car in motel parking lots or in Truck Stops, using the available This waterfall was along the hike taken in the Escalante area of Utah. New Mexico highway.showers. Unless your travels include extended stays in campgrounds, renting an RV can be an expensive luxury. Costs include rental fees, gas, insurance, campground fees, extras for items not included in the base rental price, drop-off fee, etc. We discovered it was much more economical for us to drive our own car. But then we are two Tourist stop somewhere on I-40 in Oklahoma.u FREE Lunch / Dinner Seminar** Learn about Spinal Decompression What causes neck, back and knee discomfort? Why many treatments dont work. What treatments are most effective? What if surgery didnt help? Is there anything that can help? What does Spinal Decompression help? Degenerative discs Sciatica Upper Back Symptoms Arthritis of the Spine Herniated Discs Shoulder/Arm Issues Treatment is Non-Surgical & Non-Invasive 813-684-80411/2 mile south of Hwy. 60 Medicare and Most Insurances Accepted SUN CITY CENTERSandpiper GrilleBRANDONGolden Corral attendees onlyLimited SeatingThe patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, exam or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. With this ad. New patients only, if clinically necessary. Medicare not eligible.Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must Call for a Reservation Your RSVP Code is: SC06 If you cant attend, call about a FREE exam and/or xrays.(over $120 value)

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www.TheEyeAssociates.com www.ObserverNews.netJune 6, 2013 Volume 57 Number 20THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8Are we killing our pets with kindness?Experts say pet obesity is on the riseBY PENNY FLETCHER%  %  penny@observernews.netSome breeds of dogs love to eat more than others. And some dogs always act like theyre hungry. So we feed them. Not just at mealtimes, but whenever they look hungry. Maybe its just a snack, like a packaged doggie treat or cookiebone. But our desire to show them love and attention can be dangerous if it backfires and causes disease. Cats too are likely to suffer from too much love. Since cats tend to be more sedentary than dogs, experts say they also tend to be heavier than is healthy. The dog isnt going to tell you hes already eaten, hes going to jump up and down and act like hes starving when you get home, said Dr. Geoffrey Gardner at Boyette Animal Hospital in Riverview. My See PET OBESITY, page 9u A canary in the climate coal mine?MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSmith Island is Marylands last inhabited offshore island group. The population has been in decline since 1910. Now the state may be hurrying that decline. By %  %  MitchITCH TrRAphPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netSMITH ISLAND, MD The argument over the causes of climate change are ongoing, largely split along partisan lines, however what is becoming much less arguable is that the climate is indeed changing. Global temperature averages are on the rise and that rise appears to be accelerating. Heat trapping carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have reached levels supposedly not seen on this planet in millions of years. Satellites and scientific survey missions are providing proof that glaciers and the polar icecaps are melting. The growing seasons in much of the nations heartland have changed, sometimes with wild swings in weather conditions from year to year. Storms that were only recently thought of as 100-year events appear to be happening with increasing frequency. While the argument about whether or not human activity has had an influence in the changing climate will no doubt continue for the foreseeable future, that argument matters little to the few hundred residents of Smith Island, located near the center of the Chesapeake Bay. Smith Island, people say, is sinking. Smith Island has been inhabited for nearly 400 years. Accessible only by boat, it is Marylands last remaining inhabited offshore island group in the Chesapeake Bay. The quiet island, previously best known for a unique variation of a British dialect that stretches back centuries and for extraordinary multilayered cakes, is suddenly a newsmaker. Recently, the state decided against using federal funds provided for relief from See CLIMAA TE, page 11u The final day of an iconTThe early morning hours on the St. P Petersburg P Piers last day were peaceful, downright tranquil with only joggers, a few people fishing and pelicans near the inverted pyramid. A An hour or so later, hundreds of people began to arrive for one last visit to the T T ampa Bay icon. I It closed on May 31. A After two weeks, the approach to the P Pier is expected to temporarily reopen, although the inverted pyramid will remain off-limits to everyone but the pelicans. Story and more photos on page 14. wifes an RN, so both of us are very conscious of what we eat and feed our pets. But what was happening is we were both feeding (their dogs). Wed come home and theyd be shaking. They even shake when they hear you bringing in grocery bags. They have us well trained. Their dogs were on a good, balanced diet. Yet they were getting heavier and heavier. What could be happening? The couple could see the fat piling on, and with it the chances for diabetes, arthritis and other diseases that can be brought on or worsened by carrying too much weight. We finally realized we were double-feeding, Gardner said. We were both feeding them! We solved that by assigning a designated feeder, my wife. Recently the Gardner family added another dog, this time a small poodle that had been AA P Pier employee diligently cleans the outside glass as though it were just another day at the P Pier. But it was not just another day, it was the last day.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOsS The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a great summer project for the whole family....see page 13

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JUNE 6, 2013 3Residents fight proposed super-store on Bloomingdale AvenueBy KEVIN BRADY%  Stirring passions like few issues have in recent years, a proposal for a huge Super Walmart-size store on Bloomingdale Avenue is pitting homeowners against local government. Hundreds are expected to turn out Monday, June 10 when County Commissioner Al Higginbotham hosts a listening session with residents on the issue at the Brandon Recreation Center, 502 E. Sadie St. in Brandon. The prospect of a store like Target or Sams Club on a roadway thats already notorious for morning and afternoon traffic backups has locals fuming. There is no demand for this type of retail in the area, said Dawn McGovern whose online petition against the project has already collected more than 1,100 signatures. There are already three Walmarts within a 5-mile radius of the proposed building site. We have an overabundance of already developed, vacant real estate from failed grocery chains that could be re-designed into a Walmart instead of developing on the scarce amount of vacant land still left in this area. The proposed store will also increase traffic delays and accidents as well as decrease property values and hurt small businesses in the area, McGovern said. The companys preliminary site plan calls for a 158,800square-foot shopping center, three restaurants, a bank and another 6,000-square-foot retail center. Blueprints call for one entrance to the shopping center on Lithia Pinecrest with two on Bloomingdale, one of which, at Blowing Oak Street, would have a traffic light. The plan, which met the requirements in the Countys Land Development Code, was approved February 28. The 43-acre plot at the corner of Lithia Pinecrest Road and Bloomingdale Avenue is zoned for mixed use development, which would allow a large retail store. The owner of the property, Redstone Properties, need only meet state and federal guidelines for the project and pay for any traffic mitigation measures turning lanes, traffic lights to gain the necessary permits for work to begin. Theres just no way the roads can handle this, said George May, president of the Bloomingdale Homeowners Association. The group is sending out a survey to 5,000 homeowners this month asking their opinion on the issue. While the proposed store and 261 new apartments will only pour more vehicles onto already congested roads, bear in mind that this is also a truck route, said May, warning the traffic situation may be even worse than some imagine. While many want the county commission to stop the project, any commission-led effort to delay the shopping center will only lead to lawsuits, warn county staff. The site development process is governed by the Hillsborough County Land Development Code which establishes it as an administrative review and approval process that does not include any role for the (county commission), according to an April letter from the county attorney addressing the issue. Any attempt by the commission to insert itself into this decisionmaking process would have the potential to create significant liability for the county and should be avoided. Despite the warnings, residents are demanding commissioners address the issue. This project is proverbial commercial cancer being foisted upon us. The voters in this community elected you to serve the public needs and demands, and I am at a loss to understand how this planned construction improves this community, said members of the Consolidated Active Neighborhood Development Organization (CAN-DO) in a form letter sent to commissioners. Residents could be forgiven for feeling blindsided by the project. In 2011, development regulations in the Land Development Code were revised, allowing for mixed use development on the site. Although notice of the change was posted in the Tampa Tribune, no signs were posted in the area informing residents about the proposal. The changes required two hearings before the county commission and a vote of the planning commission. Both approved the change. I dont like the way this was approved, May said. From the way I understand it, it was done in an underhanded way. Locals have more than enough similar stores in the area, said Diane Masiello. Within a 10-minute drive from this exact intersection you can reach two separate Walmarts, one on Bloomingdale and Bell Shoals and one on State Road 60. Within a 10-minute drive there are also two Publix stores and a Walmart Market, which just sells food. We are blessed with wonderful establishments that cater to our needs for food, clothing and sundries. 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The words we say to ourselves and the words we hear others use to describe us become the programming by which our brain directs our lives. Whether the programming was good or bad, true or false, what we have told ourselves or heard from others becomes our reality and results in our adopting a particular belief. This belief sets into action a chain of events. My beliefs are reflected in my attitude; my attitude directly impacts my feelings; my feelings determine my actions; and my actions most assuredly control my results. Because Im dieting again this weekso whats newlets look at the problem of losing weight. Believe me, I know its a problem! Oops, there I go using negative self talk. As long as I tell myself its a problem, I will believe it is and react accordingly. If we believe something is going to be difficult, most of us tend to adopt a defensive attitude toward it. This attitude can By William Hodges be expressed in many ways, such as anger, frustration and a sense of failure. These feelings more than likely will result in unhealthy actions, such as adopting a fad diet or bingeing. None of these actions will give us positive results. We need to plant a different seed in the beginning. My original statement in this paragraph is a poor seed for my mind; it implies that if I can get through this week, I can go back to my old way of eating. It would have been a better seed if I had said, I have changed the way I am going to eat from now on. The mind can only act on what you tell it. We all know it would be silly to plant a watermelon seed and expect to get radishes. Isnt it just as silly to plant a negative thought and expect to grow positive results? Instead of saying to yourself, I cant lose weight, prepare your mind by saying over and over to yourself, I can achieve a healthy and well proportioned body. This programming will be reflected in your belief, and your attitude will be can do. With a can do attitude, you will have a better feeling toward the project. As a result, the winning actions will be generated. You will achieve the healthy and well-proportioned body you desire. It can be a difficult journey and even with all the positive thoughts in the world, it still will not be easy, but the goal is within your reach if you want it enough. We set ourselves up for failure with negative programming. Most of us, if not all, have done it to ourselves in the past week. Following are some of the most common negative programming statements we hear and use all the time: I cant remember names. Its going to be another one of those days. Today just isnt my day. Im just no good at _____. Theres just no way! Not one of these statements starts with the premise that we will succeed or even deserve to. You will be surprised when instead of saying, I cannot remember names, you say, My mind will give me that name in a minute. More often than not, your mind does it. You gave your mind a job and it did it. Maybe not in a Positive Talk: Reprogram Your Mindminute, but it WILL keep working. It shouldnt be a surprise. Instead of telling it that it could not do something, you told it that it could. Never cease to listen to what you are telling yourself and what you are letting others tell you. Begin to eliminate the negative programming and you will quickly see positive results in your life. Speak well of yourself and shun those who would (for whatever reason) find the need to put you down. You will be what you believe you can benothing more and nothing less.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos. com. Phone : 824-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.com 1st woman conductor at Florida Railroad MuseumThe Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish has announced the promotion of its first woman Conductor. Karen Apfel (above) is with FRRM President and Engineer Pat Masterson. Karen recently completed the training program and is now managing weekend train excursions from Parrish. Anyone interested in learning railroad operations can contact the Museum at 941-776-0906 or visit frrm.org.Computer-based GED testing now availableFor the first time, the GED test can be taken in a computer version. In Hillsborough County the computer version is now available to be taken at the Adult and Career Service Center (ACSC), 5410 N. 20th St., Tampa. The GED test still will be offered in the traditional paper and pencil version until the end of 2013. Those who have not passed any of the five sections can retest on the computer even if they tested on the paper/pencil version previously. Registration is available online at PearsonVUE.com. Assistance with online registration is available through the GED Testing Office. The cost of the test is $26 for each of the five subtests: mathematics, science, social studies, reading and writing. Unofficial results will be available upon completion of the test except for writing. The paper/pencil GED test will still be available at ACSC, Aparicio-Levy Technical Center, Gaither Adult High School, Lennard Adult High School, and Plant City Adult High School. Contact the GED Testing Office at 813-231-1650 with any additional questions. The current version of the test will expire at the end of 2013, when it will be replaced with the new, more expensive 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.Silverliners Intl. meet June 18The members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Eastern Airlines Silverliners International will meet at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL on Tuesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. Silverliners is an organization composed of former flight attendants for Eastern Airlines. They also invite former flight attendants of other airlines to join. Six Florida Gulf Coast Chapter members recently returned from an international board meeting held in Ft. Lauderdale. Membership information may be obtained from Barbara Reed at 813-671-3078 or Janice Henry at 813-837-4312.

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JUNE 6, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5Fritzy Brothers One-Man Circus comes to RuskinAt 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, the Ruskin Branch Library will host the Fritzy Brothers One-Man Circus. Designed for children ages 5 to 12, the show provokes hysterical laughter as it entertains youngsters through juggling, unicycling and other fantastic circus activities. The Ruskin Branch Library is located at 26 Dickman Dr. SE. Wimauma Elementary wins Battle of the BooksHillsborough Countys fourth graders competed on May 23 at the Tampa Convention Center in the annual contest called The Battle of the Books. Wimauma Elementary School won first place for Area 8. Above are Mrs. Greenmun, Media Specialist, Michael Medina, Adrian Carmona, David Ramirez (Captain) and Elida Villegas. Ruskin Elementary has been selected to participate in the 2013 Big Lots LOTS2GIVE program in which schools are recipients of an in-store donation program. They were also given the opportunity to put their creativity to the test in an online video contest: the winners share in $120,000 in cash prizes. Ruskin Elementary would greatly benefit from this financial support that would provide every teacher in the school with a Mimio Pad, a wireless pen tablet that frees teachers to move around the classroom while teaching with a whiteboard. Starting Monday, June 10, videos will be posted online where viewers can vote up to three times a day for their favorite. The contest continues through Sunday, July 7. Since public votes will determine the winners, teachers and students at the school encourage the public to vote for Ruskin Elementary ... up to three times a day. The web address is www.biglots.com/lots2give. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Pee Wee Artists: Lets Design a T-Shirt! Monday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years (adult must be present), will create a design that will be placed on their T-shirt with our art instructor. Please bring in a white or light colored washed T-shirt to class. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, June 10 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 12 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, June 11 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, June 11 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12 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 program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Mad Science: Planets and Moons Tuesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system with Mad Science! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Teen Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, June 11 at 2:15 p.m. Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. Creative Artists: Lets Design a T-Shirt! Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m. Creative Artists, 7-10 years, will join our art instructor and create a design that will be placed on their T-Shirt. Please bring in a washed white or light colored T-Shirt to class. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, June 13 at 4 p.m. For ages 13-18 ~ An inexperienced librarian-turned-archeologist and a group of greedy treasure hunters accidently resurrect Imhotep, a cursed Egyptian high priest, in this movie adventure. Rated PG-13, 125 minutes. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Family Story Time Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Make reading time family time. Stories, 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. Festival of Bubbles Saturday, June 15 at 1-:30 a.m. For ages 5-12 ~ Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles! Join us for this celebration of small floating air which will include experiments and, of course, blowing bubbles. Registration is required. Please ask at the Information Desk or call 273.3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore 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.Ruskin Elementary competes for prizes TSS Youth Sailing offers 9 weeks of summer sailing classesTSS (Tampa Sailing Squadron) Youth Sailing will offer nine weeks of summer sailing classes from Monday, June 10 through Friday, Aug. 16 to young sailors, ages 7 to 17, at the Sailing Squadron in Apollo Beach. Classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors are weekdays from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. From the first day to the last, young sailors are on the water, sailing in small boats, having fun and learning the ropes in a safe, organized program of sailing activities. They are rigging, launching, sailing and landing a pram or Sunfish, understanding wind direction, steering and points of sail to maneuver the boat upwind (tacking) and downwind (jibing). All graduating sailors are invited to race in the Joey Meyer Regatta at the end of the season. Ryan Kresge, TSS Youth Sailings instructor, is certified to teach by U.S. Sailing, the national sailing authority, and the American Sailing Association. He and TSS sailing assistants have credentials in CPR, First Aid and boating safety. Classes are $250 per student per week, but there are discounts for multiple students and multiple weeks. To register, visit TSS Youth Sailings website, www.tssyouthsailing.org. TSS Youth Sailing is a federal 501(c)3 and Florida non-profit organization, teaching kids and teens to sail, a fun activity that fosters responsibility, teamwork, and awareness. Fact or Fiction? Book Challenge There are many books written for kids. Here are some questions about some popular kids books. How many can you answer correctly?1) In this book, a young boy named Mack imagines a group of monsters called the Wild Things. Fact or Fiction? 2) In this book, a hungry caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Fact or Fiction? 3) In this book, a young boy named Alexander has many bad things happen to him, including getting gum in his ears. Fact or Fiction? 4) In this book, a young boy named Harold gets out of many jams with his green crayon. Fact or Fiction? 5) In this book, a young girl named Pinkalicious turns yellow after eating too many yellow foods. Fact or Fiction? 6) In this book, a man named Amos McGee is visited by animals from the veterinarians office he works at. Fact or Fiction? 7) In this book, a young girl named Clancy loves everything fancy. Fact or Fiction? 8) In this book, a little bear named Corduroy looks for an owner. Fact or Fiction? 9) In this book, Sam urges another to eat green eggs and ham. Fact or Fiction? 10) In this book, a child tells everything around them good night. Fact or Fiction?Answers: 1) Fiction, the boys name is Max, 2) Fact, 3) Fiction, Alexander gets gum in his hair, 4) Fiction, Harolds crayon is purple, 5) Fiction, Pinkalicious turns pink and then red after eating too many pink cupcakes, 6) Fiction, Amos works at a zoo, 7) Fiction, the girls name is Nancy, 8) Fact, 9) Fact, 10) Fact A: A hencyclopedia.Q: Where do you go for more information on chickens?Q: Why did the boy bring a book about ladders to school?A: He thought it was a high school.Jokes & Riddles

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Quota Hunt Program prevents overcrowding on such areas and provides quality hunts. Quotas also help control game harvests. The FWC sets quotas based on an areas size, habitat, game populations and regulations. There are several types of quota permits, and most are issued by random drawing. The first-phase application period for archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, youth, family, track vehicle (a swamp buggy with tank treads), airboat and mobility-impaired quota hunt permits runs June 1-30, so youve got all month to get em in. You may submit one application for each of the hunt types, and there is no fee to apply. One thing to remember though: Unless exempt, you must have an upBy Tony Young Apply for deer quota permits in Juneto-date management area permit (or a license that includes one) when applying for a quota permit, or the system wont accept your application. Two of these quota hunts are unique to south Florida. An airboat quota permit is required for anyone wishing to hunt out of an airboat on Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But, if youd rather hunt off a track vehicle there, or on Rotenberger or Holey Land WMAs in Palm Beach County, youll need a track vehicle quota permit. The FWC offers youth deer hunts on Camp Blanding WMA in Clay County and on Andrews WMA in Levy County. If you have children between the ages of 8 and 15, and you want them to have a chance to experience one of these great hunts, apply for a youth quota hunt permit, because only 160 kids will get to participate. During these hunts, only the youngsters may hunt, and they and their adult supervisors are the only people allowed on the area. To increase hunting opportunities for youths, youngsters may accompany an adult quota permit holder on any WMA even if the area doesnt allow for exemptions. However, adults and youngsters must share a single bag limit.This coming season, there will be family quota hunts on 25 WMAs. You must have a family quota hunt permit to hunt these areas during specific time periods. If you are drawn, the permit requires one adult to take one or two youths hunting. The adult may not hunt without taking along a kid.Hunters certified by the FWC as mobility-impaired may apply for mobility-impaired quota permits. These permits allow exclusive access to general-gun hunts on nine of the states better public hunting areas. If you want to get the jump on one of these hunts, make sure you have the correct quota hunt application worksheet so you can apply for one or more of these great opportunities. All application worksheets can be found at MyFWC.com/License by clicking on Limited Entry/Quota Hunts and then looking under Quota Hunts. Once youve completed the application worksheet, you may use it to apply at License. MyFWC.com or submit it to any license agent or tax collectors office. The random drawings to decide who gets these quota hunt permits take place in July. To find out if youve been selected, you can simply log in to your customer account at License.MyFWC.com to view your results. But theres been a change in how the preference system works. From now on, you can only return your unwanted quota permit online, and you cant do so until Phase III begins and up until 10 days prior to your hunt date. To do this, log in to your customer account at License.MyFWC.com, and click the Return link next to the hunt you wish to turn in. Returns will only be accepted online and will be reissued every Tuesday throughout the season after the Phase III application period begins. If you return a permit that was awarded to you in Phase I, you will receive a preference point as well as the restoration of your preference points used to obtain the permit.Florida Public Boat Ramp FinderThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) Boat Ramp Finder provides descriptive information, maps and photographs for hundreds of public boat ramps throughout Florida. The website is accessible at https://public.myfwc.com/LE/boatramp/public/default. aspx or by visiting myfwc.com and type boat ramp finder in the search box. The Find-A-Boat-Ramp menu on the left side of the screen provides several options to search for the particular type of boat ramp you want to visit. The Boat Ramp Finder provides information about both publically maintained and commercially maintained boat ramps. Some of the boat ramps may require a user fee. As the condition and operation of boat ramps can change rather quickly, boaters are advised to check ahead before making a trip to an unfamiliar boat ramp.

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Fine Quality Home Interior Items & ClothingNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYSales Every Day! 3rd Saturday of the month is ourup to 75% OFF New support group targets depression, anxietyLiving Life Fully support group meets every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court in Sun City Center, just off Upper Creek Drive. Facilitated by Frank Koebrich, MA, and Wendy Burkhard, LCSW, the free support group is designed to help participants rid themselves or depression, anxiety, fears, frustrations and worries, whether the issues come from children, family, retirement, aging, health, finances, etc. All is completely confidential and free of charge; no appointment is necessary. The support group meets in the library across from the elevator on the second floor of the Homewood Residence. The group is sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. For more information, call 813642-0773 or 813-401-7452. SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Adult Writing Group Monday, June 10 at 1 p.m. Connect with local writers to discuss all aspects of the writing process. Inspire, encourage, and exchange ideas. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. Email: Messages and Attachments Tuesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended as well as an existing e-mail account. Learn about sending attachments and creating address books. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 20 Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Beginners are welcome! Bring a project and ask questions! Managing Media Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Limit: 20. eBay: Helpful Bidding and Selling Tips Friday, June 14 at 1 p.m. Topics include bidding, proxy bidding and My eBay selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/ keyboarding skills are recommended. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. 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.School is out, summer is here. Why not vacation at home and fish in your own backyard? We live in one of the most favorable fishing spots in the world, sunny Florida. Its a place where others wished they were living. We dont have seasonal fishing, we can fish every day of the year. Weve had some afternoon rains and choppy waters, but the mornings have been great. Those with large boats and charters fishing in 70+ feet of water found that red grouper (legal measure 20); mangrove snapper (5 per harvest, l0 legal); and white grunts were hot catches. Bridge and pier fishing was popular this week by locals as well as tourists. Those I talked to love the pier fishing but it takes a careful hand to bring the fish up on the bridge or pier without breaking the line or letting the fish swim away. Along with the sheepshead, trout, and snapper, I saw a lot of trash fish. Flounder is always a great catch. The meat is lean, white, and boneless, a great table fare. This one-eyed flat fish looks like a fish you would toss back, but dont. Legal is 12 with 10 per harvest, per day. Redfish catches were numerous, with many caught and released. One per person of l8 or more than 27 is legal per day. About every angler caught sheepshead. They were in schools everywhere. Its a lean whitemeated fish which can be cooked in many ways. Legal is 12 with l5 per person, per day Freshwater fishing in the upper rivers and lakes has been great. The waters have been teeming with panfish, large mouth bass and freshwater catfish. Fathers day is this month. Your gift could be a new fishing reel, pole, castnet, hooks, lures, plugs, floats, bait box, Polaroid glasses, special fishing line, or fishing attire. Most all can be purchased at your local bait shop. A threehour or all day charter would also be a grand gift. I have seen reels as high as $800, but if you take care of your modestly priced reel it will last you a long time. Be careful not to strip the gears. Many anglers catch fish on a cane pole and line, others pay two or three hundred dollars for a pole. Guess its pride because the fish wont know the difference. If you purchase your fish at the supermarket, place it in the coldest part of your refrigerator, cook within two days and keep it in the original wrapper. If your fish is frozen, dont keep longer than two to three months. Canned seafood should not be kept longer than one year. Enjoy our Florida sun, watch the weather, and always fish together.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Schools out... why not go fishing? Send Your Stories and Pictures to News@Observernews.net

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8 OBSERVER NEWS JUNE 6, 2013 From left: Sharon Vasquez, Judy Peck, Stephanie Betz, Nancy Vance and Phyllis Elsberry.Apollo Beach Womans Club installs new officers for 2013-14At a recent meeting of the Apollo Beach Womans Club, Phyllis Elsberry presented and installed the new executive board for 2013-14: Sharon Vasquez as President, Beverly Brook as 1st Vice President, Judy Peck as 2nd Vice President, Deanna Anest as 3rd Vice President, Stephanie Betz as Recording Secretary, and Nancy Vance as Treasurer. Judy Peck, past president, was thanked for her service with a gift. The Apollo Beach Womans Club was established in 1959 by a group of women who wished to contribute to the community by providing college scholarships to graduates from Apollo Beach. In addition to funding scholarships, the membership also enjoys special interest activities in Book, Bridge, Garden and Culture Clubs within ABWC. ABWC extends a warm welcome to women of all ages and backgrounds. Membership, which is $20 a year, is open to all women in Apollo Beach and surrounding communities. For information contact Judy Peck at 813-746-1072. Luncheon meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Little Harbor in Ruskin, September through May. To learn more: www. apollobeachwomansclub.com Thanks to manager Meril Hummon, framed jerseys honoring two of East Bay High Schools best flag football players, Nicole Lock and Stephanie Williams, are hanging on the wall of Buffalo Wild Wings in Summerfield. On each frame is a brass plaque with a list of everything each player has achieved. In the photo above, the girls are shown with Hummon, left, and their coach Michael Cooper. Buffalo Wild Wings is located at Hwy 301 and Big Bend Road.East Bay Watchby Michael CooperBuffalo Wild Wings supports East Bay HSSafe boating classes offeredFlotilla 75 (Ruskin) of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the basic safe boating course About Boating Safely at the Apollo Beach Racquet & Fitness Club on three consecutive Wednesdays, June 19, 26 and July 3 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Learn safe boating practices. Learn some basic knots. Learn details of docking. Learn more about navigating in local waters. The cost is $40 and includes the ABS book, a lifetime reference manual. Many boaters quickly recoup their investment when their insur ance company reduces their premium upon successful completion of the course. Boaters who take safe boating classes, statistically, are not the ones involved in headline getting boating accidents. Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club is located at 6520 Richies Way, just past Apollo Beach Elementary School on the same side of Apollo Beach Blvd. Call Guy Mandigo for reservations and information at 813-641-2488.Commissioner Beckner holds community office hoursOn Wednesday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ruskin Senior Center, County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, Dist. 6, will be available to meet with residents. Commissioner Beckner will be available, one on one, to share residents ideas and hear their concerns. He has planned one Wednesday a month for such meetings in locations around the county. No appointment is necessary, and residents are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The Ruskin Senior Center is located at 905 6th St. SE. For more information, call 813-272-5730.Tampa 912 Project offers Liberty School this summerThe South Shore Chapter of the Tampa 912 Project will hold Tampa Liberty School in Apollo Beach from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 24-28 at the Faith Worx Baptist Church. The cost is $30 per child. The curriculum is the principles of liberty, free markets and limited government. The Tampa Liberty School is dedicated to teaching youth, ages 8-12, about the fundamental values and beliefs which provided the foundation for the country. All activities are designed to teach while having fun. For more information, contact Kathy or Fran Nason at 813-6419109 or Jeff Lukens at jeff@tampa912.org. To register, go to www. tampalibertyschool.com. Presenting a check to Ruskins Alex Council are, from left, John Breaugh of the Community Foundation of Greater SCC; PAC President Ellen Kleinschmidt; Bill Richards of the Community Foundation; and Lew Resseguie, PAC founder and chairman of the board.SCC groups help young actor to head to the Big AppleThanks to a grant submitted by the Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center and awarded by The Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center Ruby LaNace Hurst Fund and the Sun City Center Unrestricted Fund, Alex Council, 13, of Ruskin, will be spending a week in New York City attending the Broadway Artists Alliance this Summer. Broadway Artists Alliance provides professional training for promising young musical theatre performers right in the heart of New York City. Participants study voice, acting, and dance with TONY Award-winners and current Broadway performers, as well as NYCs top casting directors, agents, coaches and choreographers. One of the missions of the Performing Arts Company is to provide opportunities for area actors to perform in a quality professional community theater environment and to educate, equip and inspire amateur actors in a professional theater setting. Founder of the PAC and Chairman of the Board, Lew Resseguie, a former NY actor, knew Alex had a special talent the first time he heard him sing. Alex, along with his mother Teri, are frequent performers at the PACs resident theater, the Rollins in SCC. Alex co-starred with his mom in the recent production of Apartment 14G, a show which Teri also co-wrote. Other appearances at the Rollins include An Evening With Fiddler on the Roof and as member of the company of The PACKids. On June 1, Alex was presented with his BIG CHECK following a performance by the drama department of Progress Village Magnet School. Alex starred in The Toybox, an original musical which was presented at the Rollins Theater to kick-off the PAC Lite Summer Variety Series. Alex lives in Ruskin with his parents Whit and Teri, and his big brother Jacob. On May 28, Howard DeMask of Apollo Beach celebrated his 102nd birthday. The Moose Euchre Group and Hungry Howies held a pizza party at the Lodge. Louise, Howards wife of 76 years, and his family helped celebrate.Happy 102nd, Howard! Ruskin Burger King undergoes remodel and update, adds computersQuality Dining, Inc., operator of 54 Tampa Bay area Burger King restaurants, is remodeling its restaurant at 3890 Sun City Center Boulevard. The Ruskin remodel is one of many Burger King restaurants that will be rebuilt or remodeled across the Tampa Bay market. The restaurant will feature the latest in Burger King design and innovation, including caf-style and large lounge seating with a contemporary look. The remodeled restaurant will offer an Internet Cafe with free Wi-Fi as well as the use of computer terminals, which guests may use while enjoying their dining experience. The restaurants remodeling includes a complete refurbishment of both interior and exterior. The new look will include new landscaping, lighting and signage, highlighted by a new double lane for the drive-thru that will provide faster service, especially during peak traffic hours. Over the past year, Burger King has substantially modified its menu; along with the Whopper sandwich, menu offerings include salads, wraps, a full line of premium beverages, including smoothies, lattes, frappes and Tasty Treats and desserts. The menu currently offers limited time products including Rib Sandwich, Carolina Whopper, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Sweet Potato fries and more. The Burger King has been in the Ruskin community since 1990. The chain was founded in 1954, with the Whopper making its debut in 1957. Quality Dining acquired 54 Burger Kings in late 2012.

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Balaguer said she is almost fanatic about her dogs weight because almost two-thirds of the dogs and cats she sees in her practice are too heavy, and many of those are morbidly obese. Ill cut their food in half if I have to, change their food, and weigh them every few weeks until their weight gets back under control, she said. Theres a psychological factor to over-feeding, she said. People substitute giving treats for love. Its hard for some pet owners to accept that not giving too many treats is showing their pets love. But touching, talking to, walking, playing, having fun with your pet is so important. If you show love every time with food, what you end up with is a temporarily happy but unhealthy stuffed pet you might not have very long. She emphasized that treats should be relative to the size of the dog. People dont recognize that a small piece of cheese might be a huge snack for a tiny dog, she said. Lets say you give a small breed a little square of cheese every time he goes potty outside. How many times a day does that happen? Their stomachs are tiny. You should be able to see where the ribs are on your dog and he or she should have a place where the waist indents. Obesity is even more acceptable by cat owners than dog owners because cats have a sedentary lifestyle, she added. But they too are in danger of the same types of disease. Like humans, diet and exercise are important, said Laura Rubin, owner of Adogable Pets in Sun City Center.Pet obesity: Are we killing them with kindness?u PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOWhile examining Caroline, who was recently rescued from a life on the streets, Dr. Sarah Anne Balaguer and Amanda Diaz, a certified veterinary technician, point out ways to tell if your dog or cat is overweight. All the experts interviewed for this story say pet obesity is climbing as fast as human obesity and with it, dogs and cats are showing up with diabetes, arthritis and other illnesses that can be brought on or worsened by too much body weight. If you show love every time with food, what you end up with is a temporarily happy but unhealthy stuffed pet you might not have very long. Dr. Sarah Anne Balaguer About a year ago Rubin opened the shop which is dedicated to a natural and holistic lifestyle for pets from grooming and toys to foods. We wash our pets in purified water and use all natural shampoos and conditioners, she said. But proper foods, natural to the animal, are most important. Cats are carnivores. They should be eating meat, not fillers. You have to check the labels on the cans and bags and use an actual measuring cup to determine how much to feed your pet depending on its size. Rubin says she sees a lot of obese pets in her store. Ill ask the owner first if theyve checked with their vet to be sure theyre (the pet) not diabetic or have any other disease before I check their diet. If its a healthy dog or cat, then I ask about their diet. Is what theyre feeding full of filler like wheat or corn? Most people leave food down all the time for cats, she said. Thats fine as long as the cat isnt obese. Some cats know exactly how much to eat but others dont. You have to know your pet. Rubin said she always welcomes the chance to help pet owners read and understand the labels on the foods theyre using. But before making a drastic change to the pets diet or feeding habits, she advises making a trip to the vet to be sure theres no disease that requires medicine or treatment.Obesity is even more acceptable by cat owners than dog owners because cats have a sedentary lifestyle. But they too are in danger of the same types of disease.

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GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some easy-to-use television remote controls for seniors? I got my 74-year-old mother a new HDTV for her birthday, but the remote control is very confusing for her to operate. Shopping Son Dear Shopping, It seems like most television remote controls today come with dozens of unnecessary buttons that make them very confusing to operate. Add in the fact that many people use two or three remotes to operate their home entertainment equipment (TV, cable box, VCR and DVD player, etc.) it compounds the problem even further. Fortunately, there are several universal TV remotes available today that are specifically designed for seniors and the technically challenged. These remote controls have bigger buttons and fewer options that make them much easier to see, program and operate. Simplified Remotes Two popular senior-friendly products to consider are the Flipper Remote and the Super Remote SR3. The Flipper works all major TVs including cable, satellite and digital TV receiver boxes with only one remote. Available for $25 at flipperremote.com, it offers a tapered design that makes it easy to hold, and for simplicity it has only six large color-coded buttons that are exposed (On/Off, Channel Up and Down, Volume Up and Down, and Mute). All others buttons are accessed by sliding the top panel down, so they wont get in the way during day-to-day TV watching. Flipper also has an optional feature that lets you program up to 30 of your moms favorite channels for easy access. The Super Remote SR3 from Universal Remote Control, Inc. (sold through amazon.com for around $13) is a slightly more sophisticated user-friendly remote that can control three devices TVs, cable or satellite boxes, and DVD players. It offers a lightweight ergonomic design, large easy-to-see numeric buttons each in the shape of the number it represents, and a centrally located My Button that gives your mom the ability to turn on the TV and set the tuner to her favorite channel with a single button press. It also provides four Favorite buttons for one-touch access to her favorite channels, and an All Off button that lets her shut down the entire home entertainment system with a single button press. Super-Sized Remotes There are also a number of oversized TV remotes that are ideal for seniors with vision problems. The Tek Partner, Big Button, and Tek Pal remotes, all made by the Hy-Tek Manufacturing Company (bigbuttonremotes. com, 630-466-7664) in Sugar Grove, Ill. are three solid options to consider. If youre interested in an extralarge remote control, the $40 Tek Partner which is 5 1/2 wide and 8 1/2 long is their biggest. It offers huge brightly lit buttons with big readable characters, and a narrowed center (3 1/2), which makes it easy to handle for a big remote. It also contains only the essential functions, making it easy to use and program, and it operates any combination of TVs, VCRs, DVD players, cable boxes and satellite dishes. If youre looking for something a little smaller (2 1/2 X 9 1/2), theres the $25, rectangularshaped Big Button remote that offers the same large and illuminating buttons as the Tek Partner and the exact same features. Or, if you only want a basic remote for the TV, theres the Tek Pal that comes with just six large buttons (On/Off, Mute, Channel Up and Down, and Volume Up and Down buttons) that light up when pushed. Available for $19, the Pal will only work with televisions that have cable wired directly into the TV. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Simple Television Remotes Designed for Seniors THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities 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 Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Special price for summer: 2 fish dinners, either fried or baked, for $14. Friday, June 7 The Lodge welcomes SP Brian Burns and 1st Lady Mary Kay and VPAL Danny Tabor and Rachel. All Elks and their guests are welcome, 5 to 8 p.m Monday, June 10 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person. Menu:Roast Beef with all the trimmings, including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, June 24 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, $7 per person. Menu: Center Cut Pork Chops with all the trimmings, including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-6452089. Emergency electric bill payment assistance for seniors is availableHillsborough Countys Family and Aging Services Department is accepting applications for its federally-funded Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program. EHEAP assists low-income households who have at least one member who is 60 or older, and an energy emergency resulting from a past due utility bill, or receiving a shut-off notice. Households may qualify if they meet the following criteria: Poverty Guidelines; and How to apply: of income can be a pay check stub, employer letter, public assistance check, supplementary security income check, unemployment check or a pension check stub; with current address, a letter from your landlord or mortgage company, voters registration card, etc. Locally residents can apply at the SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. SE in Ruskin, 813-671-7647. For more information, call 813-272-6770. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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JUNE 6, 2013 11 Superstorm Sandy for actual relief on Smith Island. The state instead wants to use some of the money to buy people out, to relocate them off the island, effectively bringing an end to centuries of life a way of life that is already disappearing. Viewed from afar, a crisis on Smith Island appears imminent. With the government seemingly throwing up their hands in surrender to nature are articles and editorials in Marylands largest newspaper suggesting that islanders shouldnt vent anger at state officials who, for all intents and purposes, are calling for the evacuation of the island, but instead should write to federal officials and congressional leaders demanding that something be done about climate change. A noble, far-looking sentiment, perhaps, but of little value to those living on the island hoping to maintain their way of life. Technically, Smith Island isnt sinking it is eroding. Adding to that problem is a rising sea level. It is estimated that the island has lost more than 3,300 acres over the past 150 years. Roughly 900 acres of the island are habitable. Today the population of the island, approximately 260 people, is based in three small towns. A road connects two of the towns; the third is accessible to the others only by boat. The population is also eroding, after reaching a peak of more than 800 people in 1910. It has been nearly 40 years since a baby was born on the island, the last practicing doctor closed up A canary in the climate coal mine?u MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSPerhaps in a place like Smith Island, wishes do come true. There may be perils in the future but today the island isnt going anywhere. Yellow reflects off this old wooden dock in a radiant sunset on Smith Island, MD. If they had taken all of the money they spent on studies to actually do something we wouldnt have a problem, Captain Otis said. shop in 1987 and there is no law enforcement, nor is there a need for it. The island is a peaceful summer respite for some from the crowded metropolitan area surrounding Washington, DC, but it remains a working island. It is a place where men make a living off the sea, just as their ancestors have done for centuries, and a place where a handful of women make cakes. Captain Otis Tyler has been running a passenger-only ferry service and mail boat between Crisfield, Maryland, and Smith Island for 30 years. It is a business that has been in his family for more than a century. Captain Otis knows the way to the island; he knows the island. He is incensed that people in power are making decisions based on something they have never seen. The governor has never been here, Captain Otis said. Our congressman has never been here. This island is better today than it was years ago. Also viewed from afar, it was initially difficult to arrange transport to the island. Captain Otis doesnt have a webpage; two ferry captains said they would only make the trip for a group of people, not for one person and I was the only person asking for that day. Susan of Susans on Smith Island Bed and Breakfast said she would make sure I could get to the island. I met Captain Otis on the dock in Crisfield and an hour later was in the island town of Ewell, wondering if I would be among the last to ever see it. There are only a few roads on the island, two miles of paved road in total, and the handful of shops close up by 3 p.m. It is a cash island with only the museum accepting credit cards. There are no bars, nor is there alcohol for u

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12 JUNE 6, 2013 Mosaic is committed to providing essential crop nutrients to help the world grow the food it needs. In carrying out this mission, we employ more than 3,000 Floridians and tens of thousands more have jobs that rely on our industry. Mosaics employees work not only to produce phosphate, but also to reclaim the land, protect our waters and implement extensive safeguards for our shared resources. We are proud to invest in a healthy environment and to create abundant economic opportunities. Join in Mosaics promise at www.mosaicco.com/promise.Danielle Weiszhaar Environmental, Health & Safety Management System Lead, FloridaThats our promise.Were creating new jobs and economic opportunities. Our pregnant silky shark and her seven pups. PRINT MEDIA PARTNER SEE IT TODAY! Are you over 70? Call 813-634-1 455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.-C.4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 un City Center, FL 33573 (One Block West of the Hospi tal)www.TheSkinCancerCenters.com THE SKIN CANCER CENTERSDERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES T S C C Did you know people over 70 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer?Call today for your FREE Skin Cancer Screening Exam On the day before the start of the 2013 hurricane season a group of people (and one dog) you hope to never meet in an official capacity but who would willingly put themselves in harms way to save your life gathered at Tampas Museum of Science and Industry. The countys first responders met the public at the 2013 Hurricane Expo which was held at MOSI to help give residents knowledge about what to do before, during, and after a storm. The event included Chief Tom Forward of Tampa Fire Rescue, Brian LaMarre from the National Weather Service office in Ruskin, Preston Cook from Hillsborough County Emergency Management, an urban search and rescue canine unit, Janet McGuire from the Florida West Coast Red Cross and some very big equipment standing by and ready to help should a hurricane strike the Tampa Bay area. The theme of this years free annual event was Thrive, Survive, Stay Alive, focusing on the important actions to take before a storm to ensure you can recover successfully and thrive afterwards. The 2013 hurricane season began on June 1.Hurricane Expo at MOSI Focuses on storm prep to Thrive, Survive, Stay AliveMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS It may not look warm and cuddly but this is the vehicle that could make it down your street in the event of a disaster.

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JUNE 6, 2013 13 Available at: http://floridabirdingtrail.comThe Great Florida Birding and Wildlife TrailThe Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, supported in part by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. This 2,000-mile, self-guided highway trail connects and unifies 514 birding and wildlife viewing sites throughout Florida. Modeled after the successful Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, this ambitious project features detailed guide booklets, a mobile device application, and special highway signs identifying GFBWT sites. Guide booklets contain site descriptions, directions, and maps showcasing the wonderful birding and wildlife watching opportunities in Florida. Each Trail section consists of a series of clusters, with each cluster containing 1 to 15 sites highlighting communities and special ecosystems like the Lake Wales Ridge. The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is divided into four sections. For a list of individual Trail sites, with counties, nearest cities, web links and contact phone numbers, visit http:// floridabirdingtrail.com to navigate through the East, West, Panhandle or South Florida sections. From there you can download a trail guide for one of the sections. GatewaysTo better introduce visitors to the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, there are nine gateway sites at exceptional birding locations. There are two or three gateways located in each Trail section. Gateways have staffed visitor centers and serve as hubs for Trail information. Each gateway has a special kiosk with birdwatching tips for beginners and introductory information regarding the Trail. Loaner optics can be checked out for free for a day with a drivers license or major credit card at all gateway locations. Or stop by and pick up a copy of the Trails guide booklets. Gateway for Western Florida are at Fort De Soto Park (St. Petersburg) and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (Gainesville).

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Buy any set of four new MICHELIN brand passenger or light truck tires, and get a$70 MasterCard Reward Card after submission.*OFFER VALID MAY 17 JUNE 18, 2013 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSAdult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health)Accepts Most Insurances & MedicareEl personaal habla espanol.Call Today! (813) 633-2000www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.comACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSAdult Primary Care (Mens & Womens Health)Accepts Most Insurances & MedicareEl personaal habla espanol.Call Today! 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(813) 633 2000 2000 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 4874 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com www.tampabayfamilyphysicians.com Board Certied The Last DayBy Mitch Traphagen%  mitch@observernews.netOn Friday at the St. Petersburg Pier, the early morning hours were quiet, with a few joggers, some people fishing, including one with a small, dead shark, and the cleaning crew carefully washing the windows as though it were simply another day at work. But it wasnt just another day. It was the last day. Less than 15 hours later, the Pier would close forever. But in the early hours, the pelicans far outnumbered humans. It was peaceful, quiet and beautiful. The temperature on the bay side felt several degrees cooler than on the land, just a few hundred yards away. As the hour for opening drew near, people began lining up. Not big mobs, just a healthy number of people, most carrying cameras. The Pier Bait House had closed on the Sunday before and the sign for pelican food that, apparently, pelicans knew all too well, was gone. The pelicans generally stuck to the pilings. At the ticket office for the Pier Dolphin Cruises, a man removed a sign announcing times and rates, while signs stating Stop the Lens adorned the windows that would be forever closed. Soon, people were riding the glass elevator to the fifth deck of the inverted pyramid, both the elevator and the deck offered some of the best free views in Florida. The 25 cent viewing binoculars were already gone. People lingered for what would be a last look. More people arrived and Pier workers continued to clean windows and wipe down tables, although there were few customers in the food court. Some of the counters had already closed. At Morrows a few people gathered, appearing as though it would open but there were only a few pretzels in the display case topped by a handwritten sign that said, Cash Only. Before long, no one was at Morrows. It simply seemed to fade away. The Pier Logo Store began doing a brisk business offering souvenir Pier items, including t-shirts with an aerial photograph. At other shops, people flitted in and out, cameras in hand, searching for last moments to capture forever. The news media was out in force with photographers and reporters capturing words and moments. Television cameras from local news stations roamed in search of people and their opinions about everything from the closing of the Pier to The Lens, as the expected new pier has been called. Despite the best efforts of the Pier workers, on the last day the iconic 40-year-old inverted pyramid somehow seemed tired, as though the strife and fighting over the issue had taken a toll. At 11 p.m., the last drinks had been served in the restaurants, MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSThe early morning hours on the St. Petersburg Piers last day were peaceful, downright tranquil with only joggers, a few people fishing and pelicans near the inverted pyramid. An hour or so later, hundreds of people began to arrive for one last visit to the Tampa Bay icon. It closed on May 31. A man waits at a trolley stop that has only hours left. A sign announces the bus stop would be closed as of June 1. Hundreds began to arrive to say goodbye to a Tampa Bay icon. A child walks along the glass columns inside the Pier that pointed towards the second floor aquarium. Despite a lack of customers, a worker cleans tables at the food court. the toasts had been made, and the glass elevator made its last scenic trip to the ground level carrying visitors. And then the Pier closed for the last time. After two weeks, the approach to the Pier is expected to temporarily reopen, although the inverted pyramid will remain off-limits to everyone but the pelicans. Demolition of the entire pier is expected to take place in September. For more photos, visit www.observernews.net or www.riverviewcurrent.com

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JUNE 6, 2013 15 Riverside Golf813.645.2000 $25................before noon$20...................after noon$18...............after 2:00 pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 6/30/13Visit our New, Improved PRO SHOP1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BAR OPEN TO TH E PUBLIC KITCHEN HOURS NOW OPEN Mondays 11-6 p.m. Tues. -Wed. 11-8 pm Thurs. -Sat 11-9 pm Sun. Brunch Buffet 8-2; Lunch 11-6 NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com 813-641-1600 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.Registered Investment Advisor Thomas A. Payant Chairman & C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc.Valencia Lakes Resident since 2005E-mail Tom at tpayant@payantfinancial.com to receive your Complimentary Weekly Market Update by e-mail.Retirement Income Investment SolutionsSecurities and insurance services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.Call for your personal session today!813-633-7333 www.payantfinancial.com Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION 630 NEW PATIENTSFULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 630 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case NEW SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITYB-I-N-G-OEVERY TUESDAY EVENING SPONSORED BY EXTEND-A-HAND ASSOCIATION TUESDAY EVENINGS DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM GAMES START AT 6 PM ALL BINGO GAMES PAYING $50.00 PLUS (3) $250 JACKPOTS PLAY UP TO 21 CARDS FOR $20 PLUS NEW FIREBALL PULL TAB BINGO GAME, PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT STARTS AT $500 A GUARANTEED $100 PRIZE IF NOT HIT ON THE FIREBALL NUMBER!FATHERS DAY SPECIAL TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013 10 Door Prizes for the MenCALL 813-645-2935OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged 4th Annual Risky Business Bike Ride raised funds for Moffitt Cancer Center Coin & Currency Shows set for Brandon

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16 JUNE 6, 2013 C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit www.CareShelter.org or call (813) 645-2273. ChaseChase is a handsome Lab mix that was found abandoned on the streets of Ruskin. His rough start hasnt affected his love for people. Chase has started obedience training at the shelter and is doing great! He also knows how to retrieve balls. He has come a long way since he first arrived at CARE but is still a work in progress. He would do best in a home with only older children. As part of Chases adoption, he has been neutered, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: December 2, 2011.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG ZacZac is all-black kitten who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. Zac is a curious little guy and is very, very cute and even a little feisty. He loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter. But Zac would like most of all to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go and see this handsome kitten and give him that home. Zac will be spayed and microchipped. He is current on his shots. Approx. DOB: April 1, 2013. Adogable PetsPet Supplies & Grooming Salon(813) 419-4972 Mobile Grooming & More (813) 300-7902Please call for grooming appointmentswww.adogablepets.com Natural and Holistic Foods and Treats D.I.Y. CLINIC last Thursday of every month, 5 to 6 p.m. Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995SummertimeAC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICSPurchase 4 Tires Get FREE Mount & Balance 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows 3852 Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howies813-633-9301 Americas Oil Express ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUSH, POWER STEERING FLUSH or HEADLIGHT RESTORATION $1000 Off$2000 Off No Appointment NecessaryTRULY 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILSShopper Observer Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car! BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: After a bath, rinse your dog well of any remaining soap. Any soap residue left on the skin could cause itching. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, joined by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage Americans to take a few simple steps to protect their health and prevent skin cancer throughout the summer. While were making progress toward restoring the Earths ozone layer, Americans need to take steps now for extra protection from harmful UV rays and skin cancer, said Janet McCabe, deputy assistant administrator for EPAs Office of Air and Radiation. Americans can stay safe under the sun and enjoy the outdoors by taking simple steps such as using sunscreen and wearing UV-blocking sunglasses. If current trends continue, one in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime, and many of these skin cancers could be prevented by reducing UV exposure from the sun and indoor tanning devices, said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Of particular concern is the increase we are seeing in rates of melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer. In the United States, melanoma is one of the most common cancers among people ages 15 to 29 years. Spending time in the sun increases the risk of skin cancer. Everyone can get sunburned and suffer harmful effects of exposure to UV radiation from time spent outdoors, said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Consumers can protect themselves by choosing a sunscreen that is right for them, wearing protective clothing and limiting time in the sun. New labeling rules for sunscreen products To make it easier for people to choose products that effectively reduce the health risks of UV overexposure, the FDA has issued new labeling rules for sunscreen products. These include: Sunscreens proven to protect against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays can be labeled Broad Spectrum. Both UVB and UVA radiation contribute to the suns damaging effects. Sunscreen products that meet the criteria for being called Broad Spectrum and have a Sunscreen Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher may state that they reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging when used as directed with other sun protection measures. Any product that is not Broad Spectrum, or has an SPF below 15, must have a warning stating that the product has not been shown to help prevent skin cancer or early skin aging. New water-resistance claims on the front label must indicate whether the sunscreen remains effective for 40 minutes or 80 minutes while swimming or sweating. In addition to using Broad Spectrum sunscreen, here are some tips to help enjoy the outdoors safely this summer: Seek shade, not sun: Seek the shade when the suns rays are strongest; avoid sunburns, intentional tanning and use of tanning beds; use extra caution near reflective surfaces like water and sand. Skin cancer remains the most common cancer in the U.S.Americans urged to take action against skin cancerWear protective clothing: Wear sun-protective clothing, a widebrimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Check the UV Index: EPA and the National Weather Service offer the UV Index an hourly forecast of UV radiation that allows Americans to plan outdoor activities in ways that prevent overexposure to the sun. Download EPAs free UV Index app at www.epa.gov/enviro/ mobile/. Nations across the globe have made steady progress toward restoring the Earths protective ozone layer through the groundbreaking environmental treaty called the Montreal Protocol. Signed by 197 countries, including the U.S. government, the Protocol is successfully working to phase out ozonedepleting substances. Scientists predict that the ozone layer will recover later this century. According to the CDC, the states with the highest melanoma death rates include Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, Utah and West Virginia. Americans are encouraged to learn more about skin cancer in their states at www2.epa.gov/sunwise/skin-cancer-facts-your-state.MOSI hosts World Oceans Day on Saturday MOSI will host a World Oceans Day celebration on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. with Dr. Seuss-themed activities and a 15-ton sand sculpture. Guests can celebrate the worlds oceans One Fish, Two Fish-style, with a 15ton sand sculpture to kick it off. After viewing a giant sea creature in the sand, guests can explore Sea Monsters Revealed and learn about the abundance of life that lives in the ocean. They can also take the Seas the Day 7Cs pledge and commit to making a real difference to protect the ocean, its incredible inhabitants, and our own community. World Oceans Day is included with MOSI admission and is free for members. Tickets for Sea Monsters Revealed are $18.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors (60+) and $12.95 for children (2-12). Guests can add MOSI general admission or a documentary IMAX film to their Sea Monsters Revealed ticket for $5 each.For more information, visit mosi.org.

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JUNE 6, 2013 17 Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ...................6 p.m. Bingo. Tuesday Night. ...................$1 draft beer all day. Friday Night . ..................... 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. No food till Fall. Saturday, June 8. ...............5 p.m. Steak Dinner. ................................................ 6:30 p.m. music by Chicago Rich Sunday . ..............................Feather Your Nest game canceled until. ............................................ Fall. $1 draft beer all day. For more information, call (813) 645-2922. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, June 6 VA Hospital 5 p.m. Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, June 7 Fish & Chips 4:30 p.m. Eat in. Saturday, June 8 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9 Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10 Planning meeting 6 p.m. Crew Games 6 p.m. House meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 Games in Lounge 1 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 Bar Bingo with Jerry 6 p.m. Upcoming dates and local locations: Sunday, June 9, 9 a.m. 1 p.m., Destiny Church Bloodmobile, 2322 11th Ave. SE, in Ruskin. Monday, June 10, 1-7 p.m., Walmart Bloodmobile, 9205 Gibsonton Dr. in Gibsonton. Tuesday, June 11, 1-3:30 p.m., Tampa Armature Works Bloodmobile, 6312 78th St. in Riverview. Wednesday, June 12, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Progressive Insurance Company Bloodmobile, 4030 Crescent Park Dr. in Riverview. Thursday, June 13, 8 a.m.-noon, Bright House Networks Bloodmobile, 4145 S. Falkenburg Rd. in Riverview. Sunday, June 16, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church Bloodmobile, 5309 N. US Highway 41 in Apollo Beach. Monday, June 17, 1-7 p.m., Walmart Bloodmobile, 4928 SR 674 in Wimauma.Approximately 915 homeless veterans living on the streets and in shelters in Florida will soon find a permanent place to call home. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $60 million to local public housing agencies across the country to provide permanent supportive housing to homeless veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions. Florida will receive $6,000,620 to assist its homeless veterans. The supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA. Since 2008, a total of 48,385 vouchers have been awarded and 42,557 formerly homeless veterans are currently in homes because of HUD & VA team up to provide permanent homes to 915 homeless vets in Floridathis program. HUD-VASH is part of the Obama Administrations commitment to end Veteran and long-term chronic homelessness by 2015. Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness serves as a roadmap for how the federal government will work with state and local communities to confront the root causes of homelessness, especially among former servicemen and women. HUDs annual point in time estimate of the number of homeless persons and families for 2012 found that veteran homelessness fell by 7.2 percent (or 4,876 people) since January 2011 and by 17.2 percent since January 2009. On a single night in January 2012, 62,619 veterans were homeless. The grants announced today are part of $75 million appropriated this year to support the housing needs of homeless veterans. Local public housing authorities provide rental assistance to homeless veterans while nearby VA Medical CenRingling International Arts Festival launches arts season on Floridas Cultural Coast Oct. 9-12The fifth annual Ringling International Arts Festival, Oct. 9-12, 2013, in Sarasota, launches the 2014 arts season on Floridas Cultural Coast. The four-day festival showcases a variety of dance, music, and theater presented in intimate performance venues at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. In its fifth year, the Festival is under the artistic direction of the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Tickets range from $30 to $40, excluding opening night. Ticket packages are available. Spains Roco Molina, one of the most brilliant bailaoras of our time, embodies the new forms of expression to be experienced at the Festival. Credited with revolutionizing Flamenco Art, Molina is the recipient of her nations most coveted award in the arts, the National Prize for Dance. Her uplifting dance style integrates different artistic schools, such as Flamenco, classical, Spanish classical or the bolero, and traditional popular dance. The result is an energetic display of styles that holistically presented creates a danceable universe with its own unique language and meaning. The Festival will further engage audiences across the 66-acre estate with Jazz Sunsets on the Bay, featuring live jazz music and dancing, Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. on the BolgerCampiello. It is free of charge with Museum admission. To purchase tickets, contact the Ringling Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at 941-360-7399.ters (VAMC) offer supportive services and case management. This is the first round of the 2013 HUDVASH funding. HUD expects to announce more HUD-VASH funding this summer. VAMCs work closely with homeless veterans then refer them to public housing agencies for these vouchers, based upon a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of the homelessness and the need for longer term more intensive support to obtain and maintain permanent housing. The HUDVASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff provides. Veterans participating in the HUD-VASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico.Outback Steakhouse to give free steak dinner to blood donorsThis summer Outback Steakhouse and OneBlood, the local blood center, are thanking blood donors by giving them free steak dinners. Anyone who donates blood or platelets at least two times between June 1 and Sept. 30 will receive a free steak dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse. Plus blood donors will also be entered into a drawing to win Outback for a Year. Outback Steakhouse is partnering with OneBlood in an effort to increase summer donations and help shine a spotlight on the constant need for blood donations. A surprising statistic is that 39 percent of us are eligible to donate blood, but only about 5 percent give. Blood donations are always needed, especially during the summer months when donations become more challenging due to vacations, school breaks and a snowbird population that returns north. Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion in the United States. Blood donations profoundly affect the lives of patients in the community and in many cases one donation can save up to three patients. All donors receive a wellness check-up including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening each time they give blood. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. For more information about donating blood, center locations and hours, go to www. oneblood.org.

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18 JUNE 6, 2013 Area Places of Worship South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m.Confessions:Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-298-7745 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 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 Worship 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Robert Chaple Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.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 Sunday Worship: Blended 8:00 a.m. Contemporary 9:40 a.m. Traditional 11:15 a.m.Nursery Provided www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 Pastor Jack R. Palzer Assoc. Pastor Derek Hoven Wimauma Church of GodSunday 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.Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. Area Obituaries Marian E. GroverMarian E. Grover of Sun City Center, Florida, passed away on May 20, 2013 at the age of 78. Marian is predeceased by her father Harry S. Grover, mother Esther K. Grover, sister Ruth, brothers Richard, Buddy (Alvin), Martin and Byron. Marian is survived by her loving sisters-in-law Rita (Martin) Grover and Jean (Byron) Grover Buchanan; nephews Richard Grover, Scott (Nina) Grover, Jeffery (Kimberley) Grover, and Eric (Bethany) Grover; and nieces Sharon (Joseph) Grover-Renda and Jennifer Grover. Marian was born in Baldwin, NY on May 28, 1934. She graduated from Van Etten Central High School in 1952 and went on to earn a Bachelors degree at SUNY Buffalo in 1957 and a Masters degree from Cornell University in 1962. She worked as a nutritionist for the State of New Jersey, after which she relocated to Sun City Center, Florida. Marian enjoyed world travel and was known to go on major excursions that included such outdoor activities as hiking, white-water rafting, river boat trips and many other activities. She was very active in her nephews and nieces lives, traveling to see school concerts, plays and graduations. She was an active member of the United Community Church of Sun City Center. She also loved her cats very much. Friends can call at Allen Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 12 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. A Christian burial service will take place directly after the memorial service at the Hicks Cemetery, Hickstown, NY. Friends and family are invited for fellowship and light fare at Jeff Grovers home in Spencer following the burial. A separate memorial service will be held for Marians fellow worshipers and friends at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the United Community Church in Sun City Center, 1501 La Jolla Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Park Foundation in memory of Marian. Todd L. OverholtTodd L. Overholt, 42, of Centreville, MI, passed away May 23 in Centreville. He was born at Sturgis Hospital on Nov. 11, 1970, the son of Melvin and Shirley Ann (Cossairt) Overholt. He moved to Florida at an early age. On Feb. 14, 2000 he married Debra L. Bradwell in Ruskin, FL. Todd returned to Michigan with his wife and three youngest sons six years ago, settling in Centreville. He made many friends in the area through his church and his sons school and sports activities, in which he was involved. Todd was also active in the community, serving on the Village of Centreville Planning Commission and village council and devoting a lot of his time to Centreville Little League. Todd was most recently employed at Nottawa Lumber and Community Action agency as a weatherization inspector. Todd had many talents and was a regular jack of all trades. He was an outstanding cook and a great residential contractor, doing many remodeling jobs over the years with many happy customers. Todd was about helping people, anybody anytime. He will be missed by his family and friends, and his memory will live in their hearts forever. Todd is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Debra Overholt, Centreville; parents Melvin and Shirley Overholt, Ruskin; sons Jacob, Tyler and Justin Overholt, at home, and son Jason Pratt, Alabama; stepsons Jay Rimes Jr., Wimauma, Deric Rimes, Ruskin, and Jordan Rimes, Riverview; stepdaughter Robin (Rimes) Prince, Centreville; sisters Amy Morris, Riverview, and Wendy Blake, Apollo Beach; four step grandchildren; motherin-law Joan Bradwell, Centreville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and granddaughter Kaylie Rimes. Religious services were on May 29; interment was at Leonidas Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Eley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 185, Centreville, MI 49032 to assist the family with funeral expenses. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.Wiley C. RaynesWiley C. Raynes, 73, of Wimauma passed away on May 25, 2013. He was born on November 15, 1939 in Monticello, Kentucky to the late Wiley P. and Zella (Stringer) Raynes. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 47 years Barbara (Yost) Raynes. Wiley owned a cabinet shop, Wiley Wood Products, in Indiana and then moved to Florida, where he worked as a owner/operator of a tractor trailer. He was known as a family man and loved his family dearly, and will be missed by all. Along with his wife, Wiley is survived by sons George (Amy) Raynes, Ronnie Allen, David (Rose) Allen, and Jon (Rita) Allen; daughter Jackie (Roger) McMillan; brother Robert Lee Raynes; and eight grandchildren. Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Iola R. TurnerJuly 4, 1911 May 5, 2013Iola R. Turner, 101, formerly of Martinsburg, PA, passed away at her daughters home in Sun City Center, FL, where Iola was currently residing. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Arthur and May (Smith) Paul. She married Gerald S. Turner on May 5, 1934. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1974. Surviving are daughter Rosalie Kelleher and husband Jerry, of Sun City Center; son Robert and wife Delores of Sun City Center; son Paul and wife Teresa of Tyrone, PA; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Iola attended elementary school in Altoona and Martinsburg, PA, and was a 1928 graduate of Morrison Cove High School. She attended Penn State University for a year and then graduated from Zeth Business School in Altoona. Iola was a current member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center, and a former member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg. Iola was a member of the Sun City Center Low Vision Club and the Accordion Club. In March she took part in the Centenarian Celebration at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed making rag rugs, knitting scarves, and taking accordion lessons. Iola was a woman of strong faith, love and trust in God. She also was very active in numerous community affairs when she lived in Martinsburg. The funeral service was held May 11 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg, with Pastor Schul officiating. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Martinsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Ministry of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center.Calvary Cares Support Group continues in summerCalvary Cares will continue to meet over the summer but with a revised schedule. Everyone is welcome to attend: it is free, fun, helpful and a good way to not only get support but also to give it. To request additional information call the church office at 813645-1305 or Judy Shepherd at 813-546-5415. In September Calvary Cares will return to its regular schedule of 1 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Regular Support Group meeting in the Youth Room at Calvary Lutheran Church. Happy Hour at Judy Shepherds house. RSVP to 813-546-5414. Regular Support Group meeting in the Youth Room at the church. Movie afternoon at a matinee in Brandon. Carpool from church. Regular Support Group meeting in the Youth Room at the church. a.m. Calvary Cares Lunch. Meet at church to carpool to a local restaurant.Summer hours for Pages of Life book storeThe Pages of Life Book and Gift Shop, located on the campus of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, has begun its summer operating hours: The Shop will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 the hours will be 9:30 a.m. until The entrance to the Shop faces telephone number is 813-633-8595. Winter hours begin again Wednesday, September 4; open weekdays area residents are welcome.

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JUNE 6, 2013 19 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday 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.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church Come join us to learn about Gods Word and salvation in Jesus ChristJoin us on Sunday to come home to the warmth of our church familyLocated in South Hillsborough County, just south of Universal in old Sun CityGetting to Know You (Donuts/Coffee) .....9:00 a.m. Sunday School ................................9:30 am. Sunday Morning Worship ...........10:55 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .........7:00 p.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ...........10:00 a.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHMinister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL INVITES YOU TO SERVICES AT OUR NEW LOCATION10:30 a.m. SUNDAYSNO CREED...BUT CHRIST NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 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. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................5:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.orgMASSES 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 ....................................... Espaol ......................................Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m. Confession .........................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m. Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton Very Rev. John F. McEvoy, V.F. SUNDAY SERVICES SUNDAY SERVICES Area Places of Worship BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME Complete, No Add-Ons813-645-6130Zipperers Funeral Home www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, is proud to host Anything Goes An Evening with Eileen Valentino and Cole Porter on Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Eileen Valentino started her career singing at Disneyland, toured with dancer Juliet Prowse, then left to create her own act, opening for stars in Atlantic City and packing cabarets and theaters in New York City. Relatively new to Sun City Center, Eileen per formed recently with the Performing Arts Company at the Rollins Theater in Love on a Bench. The singer will be accompanied by Robert Winslow, one of the finest keyboardists in the Tampa area. A donation of just $5 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. For additional information Valentino & Winslow to present music of Cole PorterEileen Valentinoabout this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-6342539. To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City center, visit its website at www. sccumc.com. Calvarys Kingdom Rock VBS is June 17-21Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach offers Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School, Monday through Friday, June 1721, 2013. Kingdom Rock offers electrifying Bible adventures, heart-pumping music and exciting group activities. Calvarys Kingdom Rocks VBS conveniently runs from 6-8 p.m. each night and is open to all children from preschool to 5th grade. Also, this free VBS program includes complimentary dinner starting at 5:15 p.m. Adults are welcome to participate in an onsite Bible study running concurrently. Everyone meets at the conclusion of each day for an exciting and memorable Fanfare Finale. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 7:45 p.m. VBS is held at Calvary, located at 5309 US 41 North in Apollo Beach. To register, go online at Calvarylutheranchurch.net or call the church office at 813-645-1305. Registrations are requested by June 10. Introducing Father Viet NguyenDeacon Viet Nguyen was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood for the Diocese of St. Petersburg on May 18 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Largo. Following his calling to the priesthood was not always an easy road for Father Viet. Viet Vu Nguyen was born in Vietnam and had a desire to be a priest since he was very young. In 1992, he registered at the Phu Cuong Diocese in Vietnam as a candidate for Seminary. From 1993 to 2001, the Bishop of Phu Cuong Diocese sent Viet to St. Joseph Seminary in Saigon three times, but the communist authority in Vietnam did not allow him to enter the Seminary. In June 2001, Viet, his sister and his brother were arrested and imprisoned because of the blood relation with his uncle, Father Nguyen Van Ly, who has fought for religious freedom and human rights for the Vietnamese since 1976 They were released in 2004 and in September, 2005, with the intervention of the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of State, they had the privilege to live in the United States as refugees. In April, 2012, Viet was or dained a deacon at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary Chapel in Boynton Beach. In June, 2012 Deacon Viet kept his dream alive at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center as he entered the final stages of Ordination to the Priesthood. On May 25 Father Viet offered a Mass of Thanksgiving at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. After the Mass of Thanksgiving, a reception for all parishioners was From left, Prince of Peace Pastor, Father Joel Kovanis; Father Viet Nguyen; and Prince of Peace Parochial Vicar, Father Augustine Mailadiyil.held, where Father Viet delivered his Blessing. What is next for Father Viet? His journey in priesthood continues at St. Paul Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, starting July 1, 2013. For information about Prince of Peace Catholic Church, visit www. popcc.org, www.facebook.com/ popccscc.Movie Night at the United Methodist ChurchOn Friday, June 14 the United Methodist Church will show Loves Abiding Joy as part of its Friday night movie series. It is the fourth film in the Love Comes Softly series by Michael Landon, Jr. The doors of the churchs LEC hall will open at 6 p.m. Loves Abiding Joy is captioned for the hard of hearing.Christian Womens Connection meets June 13The Christian Womens Connection will hold its June Luncheon and Program on Thursday, June 13 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC. Inspirational speaker Kelly Stigliano will speak on Incomparable, Unequivocal, Unconditional Love. The program will be The Kidz Klub, with exciting, highenergy music. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu is Greek Salad plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken is available; be sure to order it when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, and reservations are required. Call Tara Flood at 813-383-7540 or e-mail aunt.butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon on Monday, June 10.Lunch Bunch heads for BrandonThe Lunch Bunch A Group of Jewish Friends is planning a lunch get-together at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at Mimis Caf in Brandon, 804 Providence Road. If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to Carol Balent at monkeyandwife@yahoo.com or 813829-7227 by June 13 so organizers make sure the restaurant can accommodate the group. You can discuss the possibility of carpooling when you RSVP.

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Fletcher Ave. in Tampa (Meet inside the Visitor Center) When: Every weekend in the month of June for one hour at 10 a.m. and again at noon Who: People of all ages; home schools, organizations and birthday parties are welcome and strongly encouraged to register early. Cost: $5 per child and one adult; $5 per adult without children; $2 per vehicle up to eight people in one vehicle. Lettuce Lake Park continues its Park Ranger Nature Educational Program every weekend in June. Activities range from fire-making and survival skills, to learning how to handle non-venomous snakes. Participation is $5 per child, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Only cash payments are accepted at this time. Program themes include: Take Home To register, email your requested date, time, names and ages of those attending to Diana Kyle. 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Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 2011 Allstate Insurance Company sale. The few roads, however, are active with a handful of cars and a number of golf carts. Some people drive around to pass the time and, as such, as a visitor youll see the same people over and over again while walking or riding a bike around town. Despite that, each time you see them, they will wave to you. At the Smith Island Baking Company, three women formed a production line of sorts producing Smith Island cakes, a distinctive cake of 10 to 17 thin layers with a fudge frosting. The cakes are unique to the island and date back to the 1800s with wives making something special to send husbands off for a hard day of working the water. Today, the baking company, headquartered in an old house across the street from the small post office, is owned by an investor in Washington who reportedly regularly makes the long drive to Crisfield, followed by the nearly hour ferry ride to the island. He also manages the intricate task of getting supplies to his business using the ferries and his cakes shipped out to customers around the world. In theory, he could save a lot of time and trouble by relocating the baking company to Baltimore or another major city but then, as he has been quoted saying, they wouldnt be Smith Island cakes. I was the only guest at Susans Bed and Breakfast on a recent Thursday night but the following weekend all three of her rooms were booked. It took less than an hour to tour the island on one of Susans bicycles and also less than an hour to realize that while Smith Island may well be imperiled by the future, it is not imperiled by the present. The island is functioning now as it has for the past four centuries. Perhaps even better, as it is increasingly an island of respite from the madness that can exist just 12 miles away on the mainland. What is more imperiled is the way of life. Many of the islanders see the offer of buyouts as a sure-fire way to accelerate what is already in slow decline. Like the cakes, ironically Marylands State Cake, some things simply cant be replicated elsewhere. Smith Island is, perhaps, the canary in the climate coal mine; an indicator of what could be to come for millions of Americans living along the coasts, including Florida. According to the Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University, sea level had been rising an average of 1.8 millimeters per year from the end of what is known as the Little Ice Age of the mid 1800s until 1990. Since 1990, however, sea level has been rising an average of 3.1 millimeters per year and that rate is expected to increase. Furthermore, 4.9 million people in the nation live at an elevation of four feet or less above sea level. Of those, 2.4 million are in Florida. There are 107 towns and cities in the state in which half or more of the population lives at four feet or less. If there is indeed an imminent risk from rising waters, Florida is Smith Island on steroids in terms of that risk. To put it in different terms, if you bought waterfront property and built a dock in 1990, your dock, like Smith Island, is sinking. Today it could be as much as 2.8 inches lower in the water than it was 23 years ago. When built, it may have been dry for most high tides but today it is likely topped more often. Even a moderate storm surge from passing tropical systems could put it underwater. And your dock can be extrapolated to much of coastal South Hillsborough and the tens of thousands of people here living on low ground. Unlike Smith Island, however, no one is calling for the evacuation of 2.4 million people in Florida, nor would that be possible in any given instant. But if the water continues to rise, it may happen gradually, of course. A summit of environmental scientists held by the Center for Environmental Studies at FAU concluded that short term measures, such as mangrove buffers, will be needed but they arent a long-term solution, they merely buy time. But in a world of uncertainty, there is little more valuable than time. If they [state and federal governments] had taken all of the money they spent on studies to actually do something we wouldnt have a problem, Captain Otis said. The erosion on the island is evident and pockmarked around the habitable coast is evidence of people attempting to do something about it, with pockets of riprap consisting of everything from broken chunks of concrete to old, rusted engines protecting sections of the coastline. The FAU summit concluded that measures will need to be taken as parts of Floridas infrastructure, including the fresh water supply, are already being impacted by higher tides. They also pointed to the Gulf Coast city of Punta Gorda, with an adaption plan that includes planned relocation. It is possible a climatic tipping point has already passed. It is also possible there was no tipping point, that nothing can change the inevitable of a changing climate. Planning for and accommodating climate changes are necessary and that is already happening by the nations food producers and others. If predictions hold true, even if governments dont act, insurance companies most certainly eventually would. Today, as it has for much of its long history, almost everything in the Smith Island town of Ewell is centered around the church. It is a gathering place; it is the dominant structure and the physical center of the community. Faith is important here. While life in an isolated place can be idyllic, it can also be hard. Yet there is faith here in today and in tomorrow. You can stand in front of the church and stomp your foot on the ground and it feels solid, just as it did when British settlers arrived 400 years ago. Perhaps things will be different in the next decade or in the next ten decades but today, Smith Island is as real as are the homes and communities of 2.4 million people in low-lying Florida. People pass by and wave, a few stop to chat. Youre staying at Susans, right? they ask. Its a small town; of course they would know that. Ten or twenty minutes later, theyll pass by and wave again. The fishing boats come and go and Captain Otis loads up mail on the Island Belle II to take to Crisfield. By 3 p.m., all five businesses are closed for the day. It is a special place, an increasingly rare place in a fastpaced world. Smith Island has, perhaps, always been imperiled, but there is faith in today. Today, Smith Island isnt going anywhere. For information about Smith Island, visit www.visitsmithisland. com. For information about Susans On Smith Island Bed & Breakfast, visit www.susansonsmithisland. com For information about the 2012 FAU CES summit, visit www.ces. fau.edu/SLR2012 An interesting interactive map showing the possible effects of rising sea levels may be found at www.geology.com/sea-level-rise/ florida.shtml. For more photos, visit www. observernews.net or www. riverviewcurrent.com. Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. 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2B JUNE 6, 2013 then there are the gems. In the middle of Louisiana on I-49, the sign announced Historic NATCHITOCHES (same degree of difficulty in pronouncing as Caloosahatchee) Oldest Town in Louisiana, established in 1714. It was worth a look. As we know though, Florida can boast of St. Augustine the oldest continuously occupied European city in the USA. Founded in 1565 it is celebrating the 500th anniversary of its founding this year. The detour though was definitely worthwhile. On the banks of the Cane River, block after block of historic houses and mercantile buildings line the streets. Brick buildings with second story iron balconies, festooned with flags and pots of flowering plants remind you of the New Orleans French Quarter. Charming restaurants and shops make strolling the main street a delightful break from the hurry of the nearby Interstate. Several universities are in the city limits including a campus of LSU. A late breakfast in one of the restaurants, a short stroll, some picture taking and then following our GPS, we were back on the road heading for points west. Natchitoches is where much of the movie Steel Magnolias was filmed. There are other gems like this to be discovered on your road trips but you have to do some research to find them Stops at fast food chain restaurants are understandable and frequently unavoidable with their no-need to read menus, cheap foods, quick in-and-out service and Wi-fi. But do pick some special stops for evening meals that feature local foods, culture On the road again...u and sometimes regional music. You will always remember that stop, not a national fast food pit stop. On long road trips we try to economize as much as possible, looking for the least expensive accommodations, taking food with us, tailgating, and eating in our room. We have even slept in our car in motel parking lots or in Truck Stops, using the available This waterfall was along the hike taken in the Escalante area of Utah. New Mexico highway.showers. Unless your travels include extended stays in campgrounds, renting an RV can be an expensive luxury. Costs include rental fees, gas, insurance, campground fees, extras for items not included in the base rental price, drop-off fee, etc. We discovered it was much more economical for us to drive our own car. But then we are two Tourist stop somewhere on I-40 in Oklahoma.u FREE Lunch / Dinner Seminar** Learn about Spinal Decompression What causes neck, back and knee discomfort? Why many treatments dont work. What treatments are most effective? What if surgery didnt help? Is there anything that can help? What does Spinal Decompression help? Degenerative discs Sciatica Upper Back Symptoms Arthritis of the Spine Herniated Discs Shoulder/Arm Issues Treatment is Non-Surgical & Non-Invasive 813-684-80411/2 mile south of Hwy. 60 Medicare and Most Insurances Accepted SUN CITY CENTERSandpiper GrilleBRANDONGolden Corral attendees onlyLimited SeatingThe patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, exam or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. With this ad. New patients only, if clinically necessary. Medicare not eligible.Open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must Call for a Reservation Your RSVP Code is: SC06 If you cant attend, call about a FREE exam and/or xrays.(over $120 value)

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Hecker Construction Co. 813-236-9306 I can remove it. Want something textured & painted. Big or small, I can do it. Debby. 813-434-6499 LIAL est urntExperience waitress needed. Apply at Sun City Cafe, 1617 SCC Plaza, near Ace Hardware. Between 9am-1pm. 860 SASALESES 870 GENERAlLible person Top pay for experience & good attitude. Unlimited growth potential for right person. Apollo Beach Air 813645-0381 Sun City Center Area Salon now HIRING Stylists with clientele Daily booth rent available Summer Rates available until October 1 Confidential interview call 813-766-2670 or emailSCCSalon@tampabay.rr.com Class A CDL driver. Must have experience with hauling sod. Please call 813-376-5370 Help wanted. Experience housekeeper needed to help maintain large commercial property. Some weekends. Immediate opening. 813-634-7537 Roofers needed. Minimum 5 yrs experience. Must have drivers license. Drug free workplace. 813-404-2022 Screen room installers needed for full time employment with Ruskin based business. Experienced! Dependable, good work ethic, some tools and a FL drivers license are required. Good communication skills a plus. References needed. Call 813-649-1599 to apply obsntewants to volunteer. Send job description to 241 Courtyard Blvd., Apt. 112, SCC, Fl. 33573. Thanks doc. Sales Associate NeededMust be flexible, friendly, honest, fast typist, great at multi-tasking. Must be fashion-savvy!Please call904-556-8900 Part-Time Secretary Needed Must be flexible & bondable.Call904-556-8900

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