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June 13, 2013 Volume 57 Number 21 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS Who can you trust when it comes to the mechanics of your automobile? Knowledge is power and that was obtained last weekend at a seminar for women about car care. See page 2 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netHey you! Yes, you, the one with the bleeding ears from blasting your car stereo at levels that rattle fillings and fuse your few remaining brain cells into a small bowl of Jell-O. You may want to turn down the radio a tad. The county is finally stepping in to remind you of a lesson your mother imparted a long time ago: Its bad manners to scream into a strangers ear. The bone-rattling stereos on wheels could be history in Hillsborough County. Tampa is ready to turn down the volume on loud car stereos, outlawing any stereo that can be heard 50 feet or more from a vehicle. They are already banned in Pinellas County and Sarasota. Now Hillsborough County is Its official hurricane season is here. See more photos of Andreas early season visit on page 24.Tropical Storm Andrea kicks off hurricane seasonMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOINSIDE:County ready to rumble on loud car speakersready to take on the audio terrorists as critics have dubbed drivers who routinely blast loud music from modified speakers in their cars. County Commissioner Victor Crist is asking the County Attorney to create a draft ordinance that strengthens the Countys noise ordinance against loud car stereos. With an eye to existing ordinances in Tampa and Sarasota, Christ is asking county staff to come up with a draft plan to crack down on the loud stereos. The Pinellas County program encourages the public to report violators by filling out a brief online form. The program generates a letter to the registered owner of the vehicle warning them they have been reported in violation of Pinellas County noise ordinance. The owner is contacted in person by deputies if there are additional complaints. Those who dont get the message face fines ranging from $218 for a first offense to $500 for a third offense. The Tampa ordinance is even tougher with a $250 ticket for first-time offenders. Three or more infractions and violators will be out $500 and wearing an orange jumpsuit for up to 60 days courtesy of Sheriff David Gee. Calling the booming car stereos an attack on civilized society, Judy Ellis said they are more than just an occasional annoyance. Imagine being the driver of an emergency vehicle like an ambulance or fire truck and some fool is blasting his stereo at an intersection at 125 decibels, not only can he not hear the siren but other drivers cant either, said Ellis, leader of Noise Free Florida and the woman behind the Pinellas County ordinance. Along with safety concerns, Ellis said the window-rattling stereos also carry health risks, raising blood pressure and giving the body a temporary rush of adrenaline. A Jacksonville man shot and killed a teenager last Continued on page 3u Flag DDay is Friday, June 14. See our page of vital information about displaying, disposing of and honoring the AAmerican ag on page 8B. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSAArt club focuses on transportation exhibitThe Sun City Center Art Clubs monthly exhibit is focused on Planes, Trains and Automobiles (and Boats). It is open to the public. The gallery, located at the Community Association complex is free to visit. See more information on page 12 of this issue. MOSI offers free admission to militaryMOSI has joined Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the arts and military communities, said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. Our work with Blue Star Families ensures that we can reach out to military families and thank them for their service and sacrifice. Blue Star Museums is something that service members and their families look forward to every year, said Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. For more information on Blue Star Museums at MOSI, call 813987-6000. YY oud think a willingness to roll the dice would increase with age. Should the absence of lifeguards stop us from jumping in? Mitch Traphagen explores Courage in getting older in Observations, page 15

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2 JUNE 13, 2013 Come One, Come All! to a Precious Metals Buying Event! to a Precious Metals Buying Event! BUYINGGold & Silver4 DAYS ONLYFriday & Saturday10 a.m. to 2 p.m.JUNE 14 & 15 JUNE 21 & 22Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 SCC Blvd. (SR 674)Were Your Precious Metal Buyers Any questions? Feel free to call Cono and Cecelia Liguori, SCC Chamber of Commerce members. 1-863-899-8048. Email: cliguori@verizon.net to a Precious Metals Buying Event! 4 DAYS ONLY Refreshments will be served!Were looking forward to meeting our neighbors! 1-863-899-8048. Email: cliguori@verizon.net 1-863-899-8048. Email: cliguori@verizon.net 1-863-899-8048. Email: cliguori@verizon.net We are looking for GET CASH INSTANTLY! 1964 and older are wanted! Paying the BEST PRICE for your Precious Metals, Gold, Currency, Costume Jewelry, etc. How to know when to trust your mechanic%  penny@observernews.netIts making a pinging noise. It goes whrrrrrr when I try and start it. The mechanic just said I needed a whole new set of belts. How do I know if thats true or not? To start with, most cars only have one belt although some makes still have two. So theres never a set of belts. As for the ping and the whrrrrr or any other strange or unusual noise or action your vehicle makes, unless youre a mechanic, you just have to trust the person you let work on your car. But deciding who to trust is a major issue for many people, especially women who have always had someone else take care of their car for them. Maybe a trusted mechanic retires or a husband gets sick or a son moves away. What now? Julie Davis, owner and manager of At Home Auto Care in Ruskin, knew she had some women in the area who wanted to know about their vehicles. But so many women packed her shop June 8 for the AC Delco presentation Knowledge is Power: A Womens Car Care Seminar, that she now says she plans to host another seminar in the fall. Immediately some of the 38 women who attended asked if it would be a repeat of what she was having that day. Many said they had learned a lot but wanted to continue to learn more. Davis said the fall presentation would be based on what people who sign up want to know. She said she was very pleased at the turn-out, but only a little surprised. Many women are intimidated by maintenance, and dont know who or what to trust when it comes to repair. We want to help end these fears, Davis said. So she had her service manager, Ed Childers, and two representatives from ACDelco based in Sarasota, District Manager Deano Pesaturo and Jake Freije this areas maintenance and repair specialist give presentations in her shop. The duo also gave handouts to all who attended, including diagrams explaining what all the vehicle warning lights meant and a book called Womens Car Care Seminar: Knowledge is Power. The seminar included regular maintenance, how to recognize a problem, how to care for your vehicle, how to talk to a technician and several tips for going on the road. I started out pumping gas in the s and I really miss those days, said Freije. Youd see the same people every week, check their tires, oil, transmission and brake fluids and change their windshield wipers when they needed it. We knew our customers by name. The women who remembered the time when gas stations were service stations agreed. Davis reminded people that even those who dont drive 5,000 miles in six months still need to have their cars checked out periodically because things go down batteries weaken, tires flatten or get weak and blow out. Daviss service manager Ed Childers also played a large part, raising a car so the women could see the underside and explaining its parts. Carol Cappuzzo of Sun City Center is hooked on At Home Auto Care. The reason? Unexpected honesty. Julie called me after Id had an PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSJulie Davis, owner and manager of At Home Auto Care in Ruskin, provided breakfast and gift bags, above, to women who signed up for AC Delcos Knowledge is Power program held at her shop June 8. Right, Deano Pesaturo, AC Delco District Manager based in Sarasota, shows how a specific tool can tell exactly when any belt on your car is worn out.oil change to tell me I had been overcharged. It seems the oil and filter should have been included in the price, but the computer charged them separately. She called to tell me they owed me money. I was absolutely stunned. Who does that anymore? In general, the women at the seminar did not expect mechanical technicians to treat them honestly. If all I can say is I know somethings not right, Im afraid theyll charge me for things I dont need, was the most repeated complaint. The best advice the Delco representatives could give was to u

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Then when something goes wrong, you know something about how it is diagnosed, and that helps a lot. He showed the women a tool that would read exactly how much a belt has worn down. This is an exact measurement, he said. If you know to ask to see it, you will know if you really need the belt being recommended. He explained also that most automobiles now have only one belt that runs everything although some makes and older vehicles still have the two-belt system. The key is to look under the hood, see what you have, and then look at your owners manual. The rubber compound used on belts is not the same one used on cars even five years ago, he said. The new kind will crack but they wont break. So take the old one you just had changed and keep it as a spare for emergencies. Brake wear can also be measured by a special tool. If your tech says you only have 4 millimeters left of brake pads, there area color codes on this tool to tell you just how much you actually have. If it sinks into the pad past a certain point, then you need them. You can ask to see the gauges. Davis said she put on the seminar because she didnt want women to put themselves in danger of a safety risk because they feared the service experience. Judging by the turn-out, I definitely plan to hold another one of these in the fall when the snowbirds are back, she said. To find out when another seminar is planned call At Home Auto Care at (813) 645-0339. Womens car care seminaru PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOEd Childers, service manager at At Home Auto Care, shows the underside of a car and explains its parts. year after he refused to turn down his car stereo in a parking lot. Police need to have a tool like this to protect citizens from this form of pollution, said Ellis. Its unhealthy, unsafe and uncivilized. A small subculture of boom cars has blossomed in recent years thanks largely to MTVs Pimp My Ride, a show where cars are outfitted with high-tech audio equipment. Sound pressure level (SPL) contests are held all over Florida with competitors spending small fortunes trying to out-boom rivals with sound systems that rattle car roofs and are so heavy with bass tones they sound like the Jolly Green Giant with a bad case of gas. Attempts to lower the boom on loud car stereos were dealt a blow last year when the Florida Supreme Court ruled a ban unconstitutional given there was no similar prohibition against political or commercial broadcasts from vehicles. An effort in the state legislature to tailor a new bill that addressed those concerns failed to get enough votes last week. The Supreme Court ruling was taken into account when drafting the Tampa and Sarasota ordinances. According to a U.S. Department of Justice report the problem of loud car stereos is more widespread than a simple tally of complaints might reveal. Perhaps only 5 to 10 percent of people bothered by any type of noise will file an official complaint, because other factors influence people. Many citizens are not aware of their legal right to quiet and do not know where they can register a complaint, the report said. If somebody goes down the street and has this car thats rattling the walls and waking up every child and every infant, every sick and elderly person and shift worker and drives through the neighborhood, and when they settle down they drive back an hour later, wake up the neighborhood again, that car will spend time in the impound lot, said Sarasota Police Chief Peter Abbott earlier this year.PPINELLAS CCOUNTY SSHERIFFS OOFFICE PHOTOPHOTOA Pinellas County sheriffs deputy inspects a car equipped with a loud car stereo.County ready to rumble on loud car stereosu Words to the wise from the County Consumer Protection AgencyScam artists often surface to prey upon vulnerable residents trying to rebuild post-disaster. Remember these consumer tips: It is unlawful to charge more than the normal price for merchandise sold during a declared State of Emergency. File complaints at www.myfloridalegal.com. Be skeptical when solicited on behalf of disaster victims. Check up on charities at www.give.org, www. charitynavigator.org or visit www.freshfromflorida.com for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, or call 1-800helpfla. Beware of unscrupulous public adjusters. Demand identification and verify licensing at www.myfloridacfo. com. Only hire licensed and insured contractors, and obtain a minimum of three estimates. Never hire a contractor soliciting door-to-door without thoroughly checking them out first. Verify licensing www.myfloridalicense.com and complaint history with state and local consumer protection agencies. The Florida Motor Vehicle Repair Act protects the rights of consumers seeking repair for water-damaged vehicles. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services does license and regulate motor vehicle repair shops. Written repair estimates are required under the law. Call toll-free at 1-800helpfla. A shirt or jacket does not prove government affiliation. Employees carry photo identification at all times. report any such suspicious person or vehicle license number to local police. Dont give Social Security or bank account numbers to anyone without 100 percent verification that such information is required. In many cases, it is not! To report fraud, waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving disaster relief operations, contact the National Disaster Fraud Hotline toll-free at 866-720-5721, Fax at 225-334-4707 or the Disaster Fraud e-mail at disaster@leo.gov.

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4 JUNE 13, 2013 210 Woodland Estates S.W. 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 kevin@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 ........... 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The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity/ type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. 6/30/13 FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 6/30/13 0210 0150 Some years ago in Ohio, I had just heard the words that would have struck terror in the heart of Pinocchio or Charley McCarthy, You have termites. Okay, truth is I did not have termites, but my house did. I dont know how you would have reacted to this news, but I had a real sinking feeling in my stomach as I looked up at the ceiling, envisioning it collapsing on me. I couldnt see these termites although the inspectors assured me they were there. In fact, I got second, third and fourth opinions from other companies. All of them assured me that the termites were there. The question then became: Now what? The logical answer was to get rid of them and prevent them from coming back. All four companies assured me that they could get rid of them and all four said that they would return periodically to see if the termites had returned. But By William Hodges these termites had been so hidden; it was not until they came through my wall that we found them. A visual inspection of the house was not going to find them until they had done further damage. What to do? One company I consulted had an answer for my concerns, it was a system called Sentricon. With that system, little bait stations are placed outside the house and then monitored for termite activity. If activity is found, activated bait is placed in the station to eliminate the termite infestation. I liked the idea and went with it. (I dont know if such a system still exists.) Why am I talking about termites? Because the termites that attacked my house are not much different than the negative ideas that attack our minds. Negative ideas are just like termites; they burrow deeply and continually wreak havoc with our thinking. You dont see them going in and dont even know they are there until they start to do damage and our decision process goes awry. A cursory inspection will not even let us know that we have been exposed. But as several of the termite people said about termites, There are two kinds of houses, those that have termites and those that will have termites. It is just a matter of time. I think the same is true of people, There are two kinds of people, those already infested with negative ideas and those who will be. Wouldnt it be great if we could set up a defense line around ourselves like I was able to do with my house? We could then detect the destructive little creatures early before they do damage to our mind. Unfortunately, we cannot, so what can we do? First, we must clean house inside and out. We must do away with as many negative influences as possible. These can be people, reading material, or anything else that casts a shadow of darkness over our lives. Termites cannot survive in the light, so the more joy you can absorb to brighten your life, the stronger your defense will be to the termites of negative thinking. Second, set up a regular routine of doing some positive things each day like reading motivational material or listening to inspirational cassette tapes. Positive Talk: Defeat Those Termites!Third, install your own personal sentry system to guard against negativity. Post positive sayings and affirmations all over your personal space (home or office) that reinforce your negative idea barrier system each time you read them. The termites of a negative attitude can be defeated with treatment, effort and prevention.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 : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com Summer ice skating is back Public Ice Skating returns to The Lakeland Center with multiple sessions Tuesday, July 2 through Saturday, July 13. The cost is $7 per two hour adult session, $6 for children ages 2-12, and $5 for skaters with their own skates. Tickets are available at The Lakeland Center Box Office, by calling 863-834-8111, online at thelakelandcenter.com or by calling the 24hour ticketing line 888-397-0100. Group discounts and birthday party packages are available and can be purchased by calling 863834-8137. For more information, visit the Centers website: www.thelakelandcenter.com. Hillsborough County is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, which started June 12, to provide free nutritious lunches and afternoon snacks to children at more than 40 sites throughout Hillsborough County. These sites are in geographical areas where 50 per cent or more of the children qualify for free or reduced price meals dur ing the school year. The program will continue through Friday, August 9. Too often, many children are left searching for unhealthy foods to eat when their parents are working or not in the home. When there is not enough food to go around, their nutritional needs are not met and their choices are not always the best. The purpose of the Summer Food Program is to provide a balanced meal regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, national origin or income during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. Applications or eligibility are not required. Summer camp or summer school registration is NOT a requirement. Summer Food Program sites are located at schools and other locations in the community to provide meals to all children in the sur rounding area, in addition to those enrolled in summer school. Any child age 18 and under can visit a participating site to eat a free lunch and/or afternoon snack. The Summer Food Service Program for Children is federally funded and operated by the Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services Department. In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.Summer Food Service Program for kids is underwaySouthShore Needle People Wednesday, June 19 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! Mouse and Keyboard Thursday, June 20 at 12:15 p.m. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Registration in person required when Library opens at 12pm. Book Discussion: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Thursday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosophers soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three-year custody battle between daughter, Zoes maternal grandparents, and her father Denny, a race car driver. 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. SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights

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JUNE 13, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 Brandon Regional Hospital staff awards 17 scholarshipsThe Medical Staff at Brandon Regional Hospital this year awarded 17 $1,000 Doctors Scholarships to students graduating from local high schools. The awards were presented to students at a ceremony on May 28 by Brandon Regional Hospitals Chief of the Medical Staff Dr. Dragos Zanchi. The following individuals were selected and received 2013 medical staff scholarships: Brian Allen Newsome High School; Brittany Coca Bloomingdale High School; Daniel DeBrigard Strawberry Crest High School; Kaitlyn Killebrew Riverview High School; Nicole Leon Armwood High School; Gloria Reyes Lennard High School; Asasia Richardson East Bay High School; and Jordan Singletary Durant High School. In addition, the following dependents of employees were also selected to receive the scholarship awards: Scott Bartlett Strawberry Crest High School; Starryin Cellamare Bloomingdale High School; Amber Coca Bloomingdale High School; Laura Durkalec Newsome High School; Joshua Langkopp Newsome High School; Samantha Meere Strawberry Crest High School; Gavin Scheele Newsome High School; Alyssa Smith East Bay High School; and Christopher Taylor Newsome High School.IFC scholarships awarded to graduates of local high schoolsThe Interfaith Council of Sun City Center recently awarded 13 new scholarships at Lennard High School, 16 at East Bay High School, and 5 at the South County Career Center (SCCC). In addition to these scholarships, there were also 50 renewing students. Awards are for $2000 and can be renewed for four years. The scholarship is sent to the college or university and placed in a students account. Most of the Pictured from left: Victoria Thomas-SCCC Program Advisor; scholarship recipients Kristin Longoria, Crystal Renew, Elizabeth Yeman, Mariana Tracy; and IFC scholarship committee members Jane Trefren and Sandra Glenner. Missing from picture is Tesla Browder Pictured from left from Lennard High School: Sydney Demps, Emily Morgan, Gloria Reyes, Darrion Johnson, Araceli Rodriquez, Meredith Thao and Tyler Sierra. Missing from the picture: Corey Ashemeade, Tiffany Ferry, Denise Sanchez and Marline Denis. From Lennard HS: Derling Espinoza (left) and Magdalena Luna. U.S. Freediving Team Captain is guest speaker at 50th Southern Open in RuskinTed HartyNational record holder and U.S. Freediving Team Captain Ted Harty will make a special appearance as part of the 50th Anniversary Southern Open FL State Championship on Sunday, June 16 at the Sunset Grill in Little Harbor. In keeping with the FSDAs diver safety agenda, Harty will share his experience and advice about entering the world of breath-hold diving (known as freediving), from basic safety awareness to his experience as one of the worlds elite freediving athletes. Ted Harty is a U.S. National Freediving record-holder. He traveled to Italy for the Freediving World Championships and broke the longest standing U.S. Freediving record at the time with a 170M Dynamic swim in a dive time of 2 minutes 42 seconds. Using only his fins, mask and a single breath of air, Harty also completed a personal best depth freedive of 279 ft! In 2012, Harty was selected as the Team Captain of the 2012 United States Freediving Team. The team competed in Nice, France for the 2012 Freediving World Championships. FSDA will also be honoring several of its lifetime achievement award winners and humanitarian award winners from the past 50 years at this years ceremony, along with recognizing the top amateur underwater hunters, photographers and underwater videographers in the state of Florida. The Florida Skin Divers Association was established in 1952, representing dive clubs from across the state of Florida. Over the past 50 years, FSDA has been the Voice of the Diver for divers rights, marine conservation and diver safety, and was instrumental in such widely known underwater achievements as transportation and placement of the Christ of the Abyss statue in John Pennekamp State Park after its donation by Cressi. For the past 50 years, FSDA has held the state photography and spearfishing championship, which now includes an invasive lionfish removal derby. This is the first year the event is being held at Little Harbor in Ruskin, FL. Preregistration ended June 7 with late registration closing Friday, June 14 at the Little Harbor captains meeting. Online registration for this event is available at www.active.com/ outdoors-tournament/ruskin-fl/ southern-open-state-championship-2013. For more information and for rules and registration go to www. floridaskindivers.com. Cecilia RamirezCecilia Ramirez and Donald Lamardo have recently joined the South Shore Keller Williams Realty office. Cecilias extensive marketing, architecture and construction background adds depth to our team, said Team Leader Gary Kaukonen in making the announcement, and Donalds approach ensures that no detail is left to chance and that every aspect of each transaction is seamless. For more information, call 813641-8300.New associates join KW Realtystudents are attending Florida colleges, but a few are out of state. Students apply through their schools office and are interviewed by members of the IFC Scholarship Committee. Scholarships from the IFC are made possible by proceeds from the Nearly New Shop in Sun City Center and the hard-working volunteers at the shop. Items donated to the shop come from the local community.Cat food drive is at Pet Supermarket on June 22Feed the Tuna Chest cat food drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Pet Supermarket on SR 674 (Sun City Center Blvd.). Sponsored by South Shore Felines, the drive will benefit low-income residents and colony caretakers. Purchase cat food at the store, bring bags or cans with you, or make a cash donation directly to Feed the Tuna Chest by sending a check made out to Feed the Tuna Chest food fund to P.O. Box 5772, Sun City Center, FL 33571-5772. For more information, email infor@SouthShoreFelines.org.

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Also check safe-deposit boxes, monitor the mail for premium invoices or whole-life dividend notices, and review old income-tax returns, looking for interest income from, and inter est expenses paid to life-insurance companies. Contact the insurer: If you suspect that a particular insurer underwrote the policy, contact that carriers claim office and ask. The more information you have, like your dads date of birth and death, Social Security number and address, the easier it will be to track down. Contact information of some big insurers include: Prudential 800-778-2255; MetLife metlife. com/policyfinder; AIG 800-8882452; Nationwide 800-848-6331; Forethought 800-331-8853; John Hancock johnhancock.com click on Contact Us then on Account Search Request. Get state help: Some state insur ance departments have a policy locator service program that can help you locate lost life insurance, or offer resources that can help you with your search. To reach your state insurance department, see the National Association of Insurance Commissioners website at naic.org click on States & Jurisdictions Map. Search unclaimed property: If your dad died more than a few years ago, benefits may have already been turned over to the unclaimed property office of the state where the policy was purchased. Go to missingmoney.com, a website of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, to search records from 38 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The pull-down menu under Links connects you to a map and addresses for unclaimed-prop erty agencies. Or, to find links to each states unclaimed-property division use unclaimed.org. If your dads name or a potential benefactors name produces a hit, youll need to prove your claim. Required documentation, which can vary by state, is detailed in claim forms, and a death certificate might be necessary. If you need a copy of your dads death certifi cate, contact the vital records office in the state where he died, or go to vitalchek.com. Tap MIB database: The MIB Group Inc., an insurance mem bership corporation whose main purpose is fighting fraud, offers a policy locator service to help consumers in their searches for life insurance policies. This service, however, only tracks applications for individual policies made since 1996. The service costs $75, requires an original death certificate to get the ball rolling, and takes about seven to 10 days to produce a report. To learn more, visit policylocator.com. 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.How to Find Lost Life-Insurance PoliciesTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Palm Garden of Sun City Center is presenting a free seminar entitled Grief Recovery for Family & Professional Caregivers, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 27.Grief Recovery seminar is June 27Professional speaker Grace Ter ry, MSW, the founder of Grief and Recovery Resources in Tampa, has extensive experience as a licensed mental health professional and bereavement counselor. All Family and Professional Caregivers are welcome. Lunch will be provided. Call to reserve a seat by Monday, June 24: 813-633-2875. Nominees sought for Disability Advocacy Awards Deadline June 28The Hillsborough County Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities is seeking nominations for the annual Disability Advocacy Awards, honor ing local individuals and organizations that have contributed to improving the lives of people living with disabilities in Hillsborough County. The award-winners will be recognized at the annual Disability Awareness Expo at the Fred E. Karl County Center at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. The theme of this years event is Disability: Focusing on Achievement, and it will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The awards include: Outstanding Community Service Award, which recognizes an individual, group or organization for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the community through courageous advocacy, education and diligent persistence in pursuing goals that improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities. Outstanding Accessible Places for People Award, which honors an individual, organization or place in Hillsborough County for develop ing innovative ideas that improve life and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Outstanding Youth/Young Adult Service Award, which pays tribute to a young person (age 22 or younger residing in Hillsborough County) or youth group that volunteers their time to make a positive impact in the lives of people with disabilities. For award nomination info, call 813-276-2742 or log onto the Countys Web site at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/liaisons/ada. Email nominations may also be made at /www.surveymonkey.com/s/LKLG5NK.

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Almost by definition, it is a hallmark of the leisure class: sleeping in too late for breakfast and then lounging about over a meal before lunch. Of course, the opposite could be considered true, brunch is indeed thrifty as it combines two meals. Whatever it is, brunch is something that Ive always considered a luxury rather than a way of life. But as I get older, perhaps with the recognition that I have more years behind me than in front of me, my notions of such things are changing. Ive learned that brunch is not a matter of economics, it is a matter of how life can be lived. Michelle and I had only a few days in New York and we were planning to meet up with some friends. They suggested we meet for brunch. I am fairly certain the last time I had brunch was during the reception after our morning wedding on the beach at Captiva Island in 1997. Falling on the more austere side of things, it is just not something I normally consider. New Yorkers, apparently, do consider it. We discussed possible restaurants, but all were expected to have long lines and finding a table might prove impossible. We settled on a little place in the Chelsea district of Manhattan called La Luncheonette. Not knowing what to expect, we hopped on the subway early in the morning to arrive at the restaurant well before their 11 a.m. opening time. It turns out we were glad we did, but not because of lines of people. La Luncheonette is located directly across the street from the High Line, New York Citys latest, greatest innovation that turned an abandoned, elevated train track eyesore into a stunningly beautiful and peaceful multi-mile park ideal for walking, jogging or just reveling in the moment while taking in a spectacular view of the city. The train rails are still in place, but that is all that would suggest an abandoned train track. Before long, our friends arrived and we commenced to having brunch. There was no line and we were seated immediately in the quaint Lower Manhattan restaurant that somehow makes me feel as though I should be describing it in French. There is no lunch hour for brunch. In fact, there is no time limit at all. Conversation came easily over our eggs, french toast and, happily, mimosas. The meal itself became part of the companionship, and without schedules, we lingered, enjoying the great food, laughter and good conver sation. The mimosas helped to eliminate the sting of the $100 tab. Afterwards, we again visited the High Line and then walked to Greenwich Village to browse through small shops and peoplewatch in a nearby park. Brunch provided the perfect leisurely start to a perfect leisurely day a rar ity in todays fast-paced world. Valrico isnt exactly Chelsea and there are no subways that travel to Lithia Pinecrest Road, but Michelle and I decided to attempt to relive the pleasant memories we had in New York at a small, family-owned local place called The Brunchery. It turns out there are a lot of places serving brunch in South Hillsborough but if a place is going to call itself The Brunchery, chances are they have the whole brunch thing down pat. And indeed they did. We arrived early and had a short wait, but the line grew steadily behind us. Yet there was no rush, brunch is all about kicking back to a leisurely pace and even the people waiting seemed to have adopted that attitude. Despite its strip mall location, The Brunchery is the kind of place that can make northern snowbirds feel at home and locals feel happy they have it in their neighbor hood. OK, so the High Line wasnt across the street, nor was Greenwich Village within walking distance, but it was a comfortable little place with a friendly staff and excellent food, appetizingly displayed with obvious pride on the plate. The bill was much less than in Chelsea, too. Since we drove, we didnt bother to check if they offered mimosas on the menu. Although things seem to be improving, survey after survey of the American public show that people, particularly in housingbust states like Florida, dont feel very confident about the future. In such times, justifying a luxury such as brunch can prove difficult. But it was much less than a therapist and it provided a brief respite from the pressures of everyday life. Besides, austerity isnt all that its cracked up to be. In our travels Michelle and I have crossed from the first world into the third and in most places weve visited, people, even of highly limited means, seem to be far better at finding time for leisure and life-enjoyment over things such as late dinners and brunch than do hard-charging Americans. OK, so the hardcharging part is what built this country but taking a break now and again cant be the worst thing in the world. Brunch can be as much of a micro-vacation as it is a meal. Actually, make that two meals, which reduces the price some for the thrifty-minded. Yes, there are bills to pay and a future to worry about but brunch offers a brief escape from all of that. Today can be taken slowly, appreciating the moment. Tomorrow can be wor ried about tomorrow. Sunset Grill at Little Harbor is in the neighborhood, perfect for pretending to be on vacation for an hour or two over a leisurely brunch and mimosas, perhaps on Fathers Day. Chelsea may have the High Line but it doesnt have a beach. Austerity can wait for another day. Life, however, doesnt wait and there is nothing ostentatious about living it now and again. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSLa Luncheonette in Lower Manhattan as viewed from the High Line. Brunch was the perfect leisurely start to a leisurely day, a rare and valuable experience in todays fast-paced world. You would expect that a place named The Brunchery would have the whole brunch thing down pat. Indeed they do. The setting is friendly and informal at the family-owned restaurant.

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8 OBSERVER NEWS JUNE 13, 2013Big Lots, Inc. North Americas largest broadline closeout retailer, is turning to America to determine the 37 winners in this years Lots2Give video contest by voting online for their favor ite video. The contest is part of the sixthannual Lots2Give program launched by Big Lots to help schools in need of financial support across America. Big Lots asked participating schools to put their creativity to the test by submitting a short video and brief essay explaining why their school is in need of financial support. Cash prizes include thirty $2,000 third place prizes, four $5,000 second place prizes, two $10,000 first place prizes and one $20,000 grand prize. From June 10 through July 7, the public can vote for their favorite video entries up to three times a day by visiting www. Cast Your Vote for these Local schools: Lennard High School Ruskin Elementary School Wimauma Elementary School I FEEL LIKEAFISHWITH NO WATER.JESSE, AGE 5DESCRIBINGASTHMAYou know how to react to their asthma attacks. Heres how to prevent them.186 6-NO-ATTACKS For more information log onto www.noattacks.org or call your doctor. EVENONEATTACKISONETOOMANYCall 1-800-LUNG-USA for resources in your community provided by the Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project and the Minnesota Asthma Coalition. Hillsborough County celebrates the first anniversary of the Apollo Beach and Brandon skate parks on #GoSkateboardingDay, Friday, June 21. Yearly, on this day, skateboarders around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration of one of the most influential activities in the world by abandoning televisions, video games and computers and going skateboarding. Hillsborough County invites all skater aficionados and Tweeters to drop into the Apollo Beach and Brandon Skate Parks on June 21, and help celebrate with free food, giveaways, and a best trick contest. Schedule: Noon 2 p.m. Celebrate at Brandon Skate Park, 5720 Providence Road. 5 7 p.m. Celebrate at Apollo Beach Skate Park, 664 Gulf & Sea Blvd. About the Apollo Beach Skate Park This 11,000-square-foot street plaza is a level-one skate park shaped like a three-pointed star with an elevated center. Each of the three points has a structure that allows skaters to turn around and keep a constant flow. Its unique shape and landscape allows for endless lines throughout. Any skater can skate around the entire park or simply skate one element at a time. The Apollo Beach Skate Park has an average of 200 visitors per week. Since it opened in September 2012, it has more than 870 registered participants. About the Brandon Skate Park This is an 11,000-square-foot obstacle street and bowl skate park that features an intermediate/professional bowl. The shallow end is 6 feet deep, and the deep end is more than 9 feet deep. The park also includes an obstacle street section with two main levels that split the park in two sections, and a series of transition elements. This level three skate park hosts an average of 350 skaters per week. Since its opening in May 2012, it has more than 1,800 registered participants. Apollo Beach Skate Park Brandon Skate Park SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights 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. Baby Time Monday, June 17 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 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 18 at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 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 18 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 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. Magic & Mayhem Tuesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Join the pirate crew in looking for buried treasure, and with the help of the children, they learn that the treasure is in the books in this comedy magic show! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Dig It Up! Wednesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Adventure! Treasure! Secrets! Lost worlds filled with intrigue and mysteries are waiting. Dig up some bonechilling fun with activities, books, crafts and games. Libraryopoly Thursday, June 20 at 4 p.m. For teens entering grades 6-12 ~ Roll the dice in an attempt to become the wealthiest player traveling down Drama Drive on this life-sized game board. Buy books and library services without landing in Library jail or having to pay any late fines. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com.Drop into a Hillsborough County Skate Park for #GoSkateboardingDay, June 21MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOYou are invited to vote in Big Lots2Give Video Contestbiglots.com/lots2give. Those votes will determine the schools that will share $120,000 in cash prizes. In addition to the Lots2Give video contest, participating schools will be the recipients of an in-store donation program. Customers can help selected schools by donating $5 or $1 at participating Big Lots stores through July 7. One hundred percent of donations will go to participating schools. For additional information and to vote for your favorite video, visit www.biglots.com/lots2give. Marines Marine Corps Pvt. Austin B. Hallquist, a 2012 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton, Fla., earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Hallquist stayed committed during some of the worlds most demanding entrylevel military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Hallquist endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. i

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But according to the pictures Larry takes at our luncheons and special events, the smile in my mind is nowhere near my face. I dont understand this phenomenon, but I cant refute the evidence. My only explanation is Im so focused on making sure everything is going smoothly I forget to let my face know Im having a good time. And when I have to stop and pose for a picture, I always feel my smile is fake. In one of my first corporate jobs, I was often down in the call center where the telemarketers sat for hours, smilin and dialin. Literally. They sat in their cubes with their headsets on, talking to faceless voices all over the country. The good ones always had so much vitality and charm in their voices. After my second or third visit down to their area, I found out the secret of the successful ones. They had a mirror taped to the sides of their computer monitors so they were forced to see themselves all day. Seeing themselves reminded them to smile, and a smile will immediately change everything about your attitude. That, in turn, translates into warmth, humor and charm in your voice. Have you ever seen a stranger who had a perpetual scowl? Theyre usually in grumpy moods, easily ticked off by the smallest of things, and generally not pleasant to be around. In fact, when we see someone with that look, we usually try to find an escape hatch and get away fast. But whats really amazing is when a smile from you turns into a smile back from them. Its difficult to keep from smiling when you see someone smiling at you. Your brain just automatically sends a signal to your mouth and your lips curl up.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Pass on your smileIt isnt often I look through the normal womens magazines. I dont have time and I dont have the money to buy whats advertised in them. 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Denny's RestaurantTuesday, June 18th 11:00 AM 3747 Sun City Center Boulevard Light Lunch Served The Industrial Development Authority of theCounty of Pima Education Facility Revenue Bonds(StarShine Charter School Project) Series 2013 PRICE $100 DUE 7.1.28 CALL 7.1.20 @ 103% CPN RATE 6.25% NON RATEDMonthly Payments Starting August 1, 20136.25% *YTMNEW ISSUECall today for reservations:727-572-6864 or 1-800-888-4082We dont spend your time we invest it! It is the season to watch out for storms. The temperatures have soared into the 90s and this hot weather will bring on fatigue. You will need lots of liquid and food to keep your body going.You could quickly become dehydrated in this hot weather. A hat of some sort is wise while on the water. Your clothing should be of light color and weight. If you burn easily, dont forget your sunscreen. Keep applying while out in the sun. Wear polaroid sunglasses to protect your eyes. If you become dizzy or get a headache, get to shore as fast as you can. You may have had too much sun. If a thunderstorm appears to be coming your way, take shelter in a cove if unable to get to shore. Never anchor under a tree. Stop fishing, lightning may strike your pole. There is a good side to all of this rain. Our lakes, phosphate pits, ponds, the Kissimmee chain and Lake Okeechobee were big winners when the tropical storm blew through increasing the water levels of all and making for better fishing. Some anglers braved the falling waters from the sky and the soaring wind and fished safely in coves and fresh waters. While fishing during the storm a trio from Plant City said that they had a big fish on the line, and while reeling it in, a shark came along and took all but the head. They landed the head only but could not say what kind of fish it was. Some sheepshead, were caught from piers. This is a lean white meated fish. Legal is l2 in and l5 per harvest per day. I saw a flounder or two, and that was all the catches I came across this week. Be safe, watch the weather, be kind, and keep a smile on your face.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Watch the weather while fishing The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotila 75 (Ruskin) will hold the fifth annual Nautical Flea Market on Saturday, June 15, at Lands End Marina (Apollo Beach) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Line, anchors, extra life jackets, electronics, dinghies, small outboards, boat hooks, fenders, the obscure, rare and unusual will be available for sale. Last year, nearly 600 savvy buyers found a great opportunity to pick up some boating items theyd been meaning to get. The flea market opens, to sellers only, at 7 a.m. for set-up, and at 8 a.m. for the buying public. This popular annual event is sponsored to promote Safe Boating classes. Auxiliarists will be on hand to answer questions, offer advice and provide brochures and chartlets on Tampa Bay fishing and boating. Numerous door prizes from West Marine (Apollo Beach), East Coast Pizza and Summerfield Crossings Golf Course will be awarded every hour. Coffee and donuts, hot dogs and soda will be available for purchase. Lands End Marina is a full service marina located next door to Circles Restaurant on Apollo Beach Blvd. The community is invited to join in this boating and fishing supplies extravaganza. Sellers of marine or fishing items interested in renting a table or tent space should contact Ray Stewart at 813-645-2130.Coast Guard Auxiliarys Nautical Flea Market is June 15 Hillsborough seeks entries for 2013 Community Water-Wise AwardsDoes your yard have what it takes to be recognized as the communitys most WaterWise? If so, you have until June 30 to prove it by entering the 2013 Community Water-Wise Awards. For 15 years, the Community Water-Wise Awards program has recognized attractive, waterconserving landscapes at homes, businesses, industries or governments that represent the beauty and resiliency of the areas natural environment. Winning landscapes have balanced attractive design with Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM, as well as irrigation systems or techniques that minimize water waste. To see how Wise your yard is, first fill out a free application at www.tampabaywaterwise.org by Sunday, June 30. An on-site evaluation will follow to judge: and Vegetation Selection tion If you arent ready to enter for this years 2013 Community Water-Wise Awards program but want help planning your FloridaFriendly yard, Hillsborough County Extension Service offers these resources: Learn details on the overall Community Water-Wise Awards program by visiting www.tampabaywaterwise.org Access the database of hundreds of types of trees, shrubs, flowers, vines and plants that are recognized as Florida-friendly to build an online list for your landscape at floridayards.org/fyplants. Design your own low-impact, Florida-friendly yard online with the Florida-Friendly Interactive Yard tool at floridayards.org/interactive. Dont do it alone! To get more information about landscaping in the Tampa Bay region, visit floridayards.org and click on Ask an Expert in the top-right corner to have your questions answered by a Florida-friendly landscaping and gardening expert. Call Virginia Overstreet, Water-Wise Program Coordinator, or Lynn Barber, Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM expert, Hillsborough County Extension Service, at 813-744-5519. Business slow? Need to advertise? The Observer News813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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JUNE 13, 2013 11 Mouth full of bad teeth? Miserable in your dentures? Miserable in your partial? Losing teeth to Periodontal Disease? Missing teeth? Unable to eat your favorite foods? Looking for a final solution? If so, JOIN US! Club Renaissance at Sun City Center 2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 DN#7401 NewTeethNow.com Presentation given by Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Musser, DDS Before After

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12 JUNE 13, 2013 JUNE EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY 1:30-3:30 p.m. Parkinsons Support Group of Sun City Center. 10-11 a.m. Oh, My Aching Legs Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Low Vision Support Group Amputee Support GroupMental Wellness Support GroupThe Sun City Center Art Club held an opening ceremony for their latest exhibit entitled Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats). The exhibit features a variety of artists and a wide variety of mediums, from oil on canvas and watercolors to intricately built model airplanes. The exhibit includes complimentary work from renowned artist Virginia Laudano and her husband Ed, with paintings (Virginia) and models (Ed) of vintage airplanes. Every month the art club has a featured art exhibitor for a show. This month, we are featuring all of our members, said gallery director Mel Solochek. The exhibit includes paintings and models in a wide variety of mediums. The gallery is located at the Community Association complex on North Pebble Beach and is open to the public at no cost on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.SCC Art Club opens unique June exhibit MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Celebrate Flag Day Friday, June 14See our full page of Flag etiquette on page 8B

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JUNE 13, 2013 13 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDIC A L GROUP SUN C ITY C ENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) JUNE UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! (813) 419-5020 Some classes have limited space, call for availability Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MS ROM: Muscular Strength & R ange of Movement Classes Visit us online for the monthly schedule of classes and events: JSAMedicalGroup.com Click Events Thu 13: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 14: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmMon 17: RUMBA DANCE SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmTue 18: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* M EET & GREET Field Rep Erin Welch11 am to Noon 2 to 3 pm pmWed 19: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 20: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 21: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmMon 24: RUMBA DANCE SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmTue 25: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed 26: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)S OCIAL BRIDGE 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm 1:30 to 4 pmThu 27: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 28: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pm SP ECIA L EVENT! MEET & GREET Congressman R ooneys Field R ep, E rin Welch. WHAT YOUR TA X DOLLARS PAY FOR Assistance with Federal Agencies: Veteran Services, Flag Requests, Military Academy Nominations, Internship Opportunities. Some light Refreshments will be served. An area organization named 100 Women Who Care donated $3,800 to the Firehouse Cultural Center last week, the donation coming in the form of 38 checks for $100. Women Who Care is a group of women who meet four times per year, pledging to donate $100 per meeting to local charities and non-profit organizations. At each meeting, members vote on which organization they wish to donate to. On Thursday, it was the Firehouse Cultural Center. This means that our summer programs will go forward, said cultural center executive director Georgia Vahue. It means that we will be able to offer scholarships for some of them. We are thrilled. Ann Rand of 100 Woman Who Care was also thrilled to provide a helping hand. Were excited because the work that we are doing supports the activities of people right here, the money stays local, she said. It is a very easy way for people to have an impact. We only have four meetings a year. We come collectively together to make an impact on organizations like this. Instead of individually giving a little bit, we can make a bigger impact. Pictured above are Georgia Vahue, center, of the Firehouse Cultural Center and Penny Smith and Ann Rand of 100 Women Who Care. For more information about 100 Women Who Care call Rand at 813-641-3817 or email 100WWCSouthShore@gmail.com or visit their 100 Women Who Care Facebook page. For information about the Firehouse Cultural Center, visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org. Women Who Care make a big impact at Firehouse Cultural CenterMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO Six-time Grammy Winner Toni Braxton at the Mahaffey in August R&B, pop, jazz and gospel singer and star of the hit reality series Braxton Family Values, Toni Braxton will perform at The Mahaffey Theater for one night only Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $45.50 will go on sale Friday, May 31. Braxton won a Grammy for R&B vocal performance for Youre Making me High in 1996 and also two Grammys in Best R&B and Best Pop Female Vocal Performance categories in 1997. Her signature song, Unbreak My Heart, ranks as the second top-selling single of all time by a female artist. Tickets can be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone 727-893-7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Box Office. Box office hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 90 minutes before any publicly-ticketed event. There are no added charges on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey, which is located at 400 1st St. South in St Petersburg.

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14 JUNE 13, 2013 The Emergency Department atPhysicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. 8330 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard Bradenton, FL 34202 941.782.2100 www.lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.comEMERGENCY SERVICESON-DUTY 24/7The Emergency Department at Lakewood Ranch offers prompt, comprehensive emergency treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our emergency medical team is highly experienced in managing health emergencies in adults, children and older adults. 13 private rooms 2 major resuscitation rooms 2 private triage rooms 8-bed clinical decision unit Skilled emergency physicians and emergency nurses (next to South Bay Hospital)Also in Largo, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor(813) 634-1333 1 Minute Test Checklist Patient Screening for Leg Vein Problems Pain: Heavy, aching, or tired legs; painful calves....legs that feel older than they should. You need an ultrasound evaluation. Remember most vein problems are hidden. Blue Feet: (corona phlebectasia) Blue veins at the foot and ankle indicate something is wrong usually a failed greater saphenous vein. Get an ultrasound now. We will prevent further deterioration of your legs. Swollen Ankles: Swelling, increasing at the end of the day or when traveling. (90% venous etiology). Failure of vein valves is a much more common cause of swollen feet and ankles than cardiac and renal issues. Diuretics (water pills) do not x the cause of the problem. Vein treatment can. Cramps or Restlessness: Night cramps, Charley horses, nocturnal muscle cramping. (90% venous etiology). Medications and minerals might mask the problem but vein treatment will x it. Night-time restlessness is often caused by venous failure you need an ultrasound. Skin Changes: Red/brown discoloration, ulceration, eczema, itching & burning. When vein valves fail, the capillaries below are under pressure and leak uid, protein and blood cells. The skin becomes sickened and discolored. Treatment will stop this progressive deterioration of your legs. Surface Veins: Spider (red), Reticular (blue) and Varicose Veins: Mountcastle Vein Centers offer in ofce 20 minute treatments to resolve these problems. Most treatments are medical and paid by insurance. We also offer VeinGogh, State of the Art radio-frequency technology, to deal with ne spider veins. Remarkable cosmetic results!! Have you checked one or more boxes? Call Mountcastle Vein Centers Call our ofce for a free, screening appointment (813) 634-1333 Insurance: We are In-Network providers with Medicare (and accept Medicare with Medicaid), Humana, BC/BS, United Health, Cigna, Aetna, Tricare and are the VA Preferred Provider Before / After Why do knitting and crochet continue to hook so many fans?The idea of DIY is definitely in vogue, bringing an upswing in popularity of knitting and crocheting, and theres no sign interest will wane anytime soon, says lifelong craftswoman Betty Hechtman. Pinterest and Etsy are two of the hottest websites online today, and theyre brimming with hand-knitted items, from socks and scarves to purses and pretty much anything that can be made from yarn, says Hechtman, author of Yarn to Go (www.BettyHechtman.com), the first in a new cozy mystery series scheduled for publication in July by Berkley Prime Crime Books. The hand-knitted caps and sweaters that might have embarrassed us as kids are now a hip expression of artistry, she says. Young adults appreciate originality and craftsmanship, and theyre an innovative bunch. Theyre doing amazing things with yarn! Surprisingly, she notes, crocheting is even more popular than knitting. Its No. 3 on the top 10 U.S. crafts list compiled by the Craft and Hobby Association, with 17.4 million devotees. Knitting comes in at No. 9 with 13 million needle fans. Whats interesting is people say theyre drawn to yarn crafts because of the creativity, Hechtman says, citing a Craft Yarn Council survey of more than 5,000 knitters. But once they get into it, they say they realize it also helps with stress. Thats just one of the unexpected benefits of time spent knitting and crocheting. Hechtman cites four more: Knitting (and crochet) actually produce beneficial physical changes. Spend enough time with your needles or a hook and yarn, and you can strengthen your immune system, lower your blood pressure, and change your brain chemistry to reduce stress hormones and increase the natural happy neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine. These findings were reported last year at an academic study day in England on the therapeutic benefits of knitting. It wont leave you feeling groggy in the morning. Having trouble sleeping? Instead of reaching for a pill, pick up a yarn project an hour or so before bedtime. The calming repetition of knitting or crocheting slows restless, racing thoughts and helps us transition from busy day to quiet, restful night. Keep your hands out of trouble. Are you trying to quit smoking and dont know what to do with yourself? How about biting your nails? Have you become obsessed with checking your social media? Crocheting or knitting keeps hands busy and out of trouble while youre traveling, waiting at the doctors office or sitting at your kids soccer game. And, unlike smoking, nail-biting and wasting time on Facebook, the result of knitting and crocheting is a positive one. Make new friends. An internet survey of 3,500 knitters found 90 percent made new friends through the craft. One of the beautiful aspects of yarn work is that you can do it alone or in a group. In fact, the opportunities to socialize seem to be driving the strong interest from young adults, who meet at bars, Starbucks and office lunchrooms for a good stitch session, according to the yarn council. People who are alone much of the time are more prone to depression and other mental health issues, getting together for a knit with friends is good for you!

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JUNE 13, 2013 15 Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF Protect Yourself and Your Golf Cart The Sun City Center Security Patrol is offering aFree Golf Cart Safety Inspection & Registrationfor all local golf cart owners and Saturday, June 15 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC FREE SAFETY INSPECTION: Check Tire Condition Turn Signals Horn FREE REGISTRATION: Verify registration number and attach sticker to your golf cart. Registration cards Local Sponsors: America s CarwashHOURS OF OPERAT T NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 6/30/13EXPRESS HAND WA XMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 6/30/13$2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHL Y CAR W ASH P ASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd .Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonny s By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations:Courage in getting olderI made the trip to Cambridge, Maryland in two days of driving, the reverse of a trip that took me two months on my sailboat two years ago. It is amazing how different your perspective can be at six miles per hour, versus 70 miles per hour. The thing about living in a long and skinny state is that, if driving, there are only a handful of ways in and out. It doesnt take long for that handful to get old, seeing the same old things over and over again. Fortunately, Florida is not a place to take for granted. While in some areas things move fairly slowly, they do move and nothing ever seems to remain the same. Besides, its almost a sure bet that a few hours spent on any Florida roadway will yield something colorful. For those traveling from the Tampa Bay Area to the east coast, the most sensible route involves taking I-75 to Ocala and then U.S. 301 to I-10 just outside of Jacksonville. Yes, you could take I-4 but who in their right mind would? You never know when the muck might start on fire again, closing down the freeway, or if your life time clock will be punched by a wayward car careening over the median from the opposite direction. It happens. Regardless, U.S. 301 is a perfectly nice drive, almost pastoral, but it does include Floridas presumptive Trifecta of Travel Terror in the forms of three small towns. Waldo and Lawtey have a long-standing reputation of being speed traps and Starke, situated between them, has a bunch of old-fashioned, notwell-timed stoplights. Starke also is the place where people go to be executed and theres just something scary about that. Ive never been stopped for speeding in any of those towns but some years ago, one or more drivers had apparently had enough of being forced to do the speed limit. Black billboards with giant, shocking-yellow letters went up along the road warning drivers that the town ahead was a speed trap. The billboards went unanswered for a time but soon enough, the town, or, perhaps, a concerned resident, decided to respond with a billboard of their own, explaining that it isnt a speed trap, they are just concerned about public safety. On my recent trip north, I saw someone pulled over in one of the towns. They had jumped the gun a bit, accelerating well before the 55 mile per hour speed limit sign (it was in sight, it just hadnt been reached yet). Regardless, based on what I saw, Im not sure the town would qualify as a Boss Hog Southern Justice kind of place. The police officer was a man in his 30s, bespectacled, balding slightly and looked to be a pretty nice sort of guy, as opposed to the giant hulk of a tobacco-chewingleviathan-swinging-a-billy-club kind of guy. Id be willing to bet that the police officer has never billy-clubbed anyone in his life. He looked like the kind of guy that liked to go home and read a good book. Regardless, I dont think anyone could make a great argument that law enforcement is the true problem on our highways today. Of course, we all know the true problem is stupid people. People who choose to text, email, read, apply makeup or shave (yes, Ive seen both) and watch movies from the drivers seat while hurtling down the highway at more than 70 miles per hour. Suffice to say that driving I-95 amongst all of that made me miss freezing my tail off sailing an old boat south during an icy winter. Despite the obstacles presented by I-95-Death-Race-2013, I arrived intact in Maryland and for the first time since sailing off, pulled into the little town of Cambridge. I love the brick streets and the boulevards lined with stately old homes and big, leafy trees in Cambridge. They serve as a tangible reminder, proof, perhaps, that the world has not always been running at a breathless, breakneck pace. That the world hasnt always been a crazy place. I spent a lot of time in this town preparing my boat for the long sail to Florida and it came to feel like home. And now, seeing it again, I suddenly became aware at how much Ive changed in the relatively short time since I untied the dock lines. It was an awareness I wasnt happy with. Back then, I was standing on the cusp of a grand adventure. Im sure it seemed like a vacation to some who read the stories but it generally didnt feel all that vacation-like for the most part. There were long moments of boredom interspersed with distinct moments of sheer terror. Plus, with each passing day, I felt an increasing pressure to get home. But the end result was that I accomplished something I had set out to do. I sailed a thousand miles through weather calm, cold and sometimes downright wicked. But at the end of each day, I felt as though I had accomplished something. I hadnt lost any body parts and the boat had not sunk and, most importantly, I was at least a few miles further along towards reaching my goal. Only two years have passed since then but I started thinking that I no longer have the energy, stamina and willingness to take risks that I had back then. Then, after some thought, I realized that I could most certainly, with a little effort, muster up the energy and stamina, but what Im lacking is the courage to do so. That is not a pleasant revelation. Youd think a willingness to roll the dice would increase with age. After all, I have far less to lose now in the big picture than when I was 30. Unfortunately, the opposite appears to be true and before long, some of us age and become shells of our former selves.

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16 JUNE 13, 2013 HOME DEPOTBEALLS 75College AveSun City Ctr BlvdCypress Village Blvd. (In the Old Danny Boys Location)813-633-3344 Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness. Especially if you have certain medical conditions. Choose ANY ITEM from our Breakfast Menu.......... for onlyIncludes Coffee or Beverage! We open EARLY Dine-In Only. Valid thru 6/28/13 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. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! 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. BuddyBuddy is a cute Chihuahua who was seen hanging out with his sister Trixie for several months on their own. Buddy is a little timid at first but that is to be expected with no human contact for such a long time. Once Buddy decides you mean him no harm, he will crawl up into your lap for some cuddle time. You just need patience and compassion, and you will be rewarded with his love. Buddy is neutered and current on his shots. He will be treated for Heartworm as part of his adoption. DOB: TBDPHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG GraceGrace is a very sweet little kitten, an all-white stunner, who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with a serious eye infection. Thanks to a mountain of loving care, her eye is on the mend. Grace is very curious and will play with all her other kitten friends in the kitten room. She enjoys sunning on the lanai and snoozin in the cat tower. Go see this lovely kitten and give her that forever home she really needs. Grace will be spayed, micro chipped. She has been brought current on her shots. DOB: approx. April 1, 2013. Two cats at Feline Folks seek new homesFeline Folks are seeking new homes for two cats. Milo a/k/a Miwo (above left) is about six years old and is satisfied with being an indoor cat. He doesnt try to escape through open doors and gets along well with both dogs and other cats. He has already been neutered and is very affectionate. Mr. Spock a/k/a/ Spocker (above right) is also about six years old. He had been abandoned and was scared, slow to warm up to his foster family. Once he felt safe, he loved to be petted. He is playful and likes to tease the familys pet dogs, but ignores the other cat in the house. Call Jackie Irovando at Feline Folks, 813-545-7611. Volunteers and feeders are needed, and food and monetary donations are always welcomed.Manatee Extension Service offers workshops, classes, and other eventsThe Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is offering a variety of free educational classes in June, 2013, most of them at its Palmetto location: 1303 17th St. West. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free. Minimum workshop size is required; workshop size is limited. Register in advance online via website at http://manatee.ifas.ufl.edu or call 941-722-4524 for all workshops. Saturday, June 15 9 a.m.-Noon Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM Combo: Compost & Rain Barrel Learn how to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into useful soil amendments with details on how to set up a home compost bin. Leave with a bin to start creating your own compost. Fee for compost bin. Learn how to install, paint, and maintain a functional rain barrel. Bring your truck or car with a large trunk and leave with your own rain barrel. Start conserving today. Fee for rain barrel. Presented by Michelle Atkinson, FloridaFriendly Landscaping Coordinator. Thursday, June 20 1:30-4:30 p.m. Lowdown on Lawn IrrigationThis class satisfies the irrigation education portion of the Manatee County Outdoor Water Conservation Rebate Program. Tune up your sprinkler system, learn how to adjust the timer and sprinklers, improve uniformity, eliminate water waste, and cut costs. Presented by Lisa Hickey, Extension Agent. Saturday, June 22 9-10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hypertufa What? Make a Fun Garden Project! Make your own garden containers, fake rocks, stepping stones and decorative garden accents. This lightweight artificial stone is easy to make and has many uses. Take home the items you create in class along with the recipe to make hypertufa at home. Presented by Master Gardener Beth Komyati. This class fills up fast. Advance payment of $10 for materials due June 14 and guarantees your spot in class. Check or cash only, make checks payable to Friends of Extension. Call Extension Master Gardeners to register. Wednesday, June 26 10 a.m.-Noon Backyard Rain Gardens Building a rain garden in your backyard is easy! By following a few simple guidelines, rain gardens can easily be installed on your residential lot. By building a rain garden, you can divert your gutter water into an attractive planting bed that works like a sponge and natural filter to clean the water and let it percolate slowly into the surrounding soil. Presented by Michelle Atkinson, Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM Coordinator.

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18 JUNE 13, 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 Mary A BanayApril 6, 1921 June 3, 2013 Born in a blizzard, Mary was the only child of Arthur Leroy Allen and Emma Augusta Jacobs of Colorado Springs, Colorado. After her education at the Katherine Gibbs School in New York, NY, Mary was sent home to Colorado Springs to avoid the potential danger in New York when WWII broke out. Mary found a job at Camp Carson where she worked until the war was over, then returned to Manhattan and began her long association with noted psychiatrist Ralph S. Banay, MD, starting as his secretary and becoming his wife in 1957. She was Administrator in Chief at Greenmont-on-Hudson sanitarium, which she ran for many years. As Mrs. Ralph S. Banay, Mary traveled to Europe and Japan to attend medical conventions and as part of Dr. Banays cultural therapy program for selected patients. In later years Mary enjoyed her Chihuahua dogs, entertaining friends, and contributing to causes such as prevention of cruelty to animals, protection of the environment, and supporting Native Americans. She is survived by daughters MaryClare Pugh and Suzanne Banay Santo; and grandchildren Raymond Dean Pugh, Zoran Alexander Santo, and Zo Jasmine Santo, of Cape Coral, Florida and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Adrian Joseph Coffield passed away peacefully at 12:58 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. He was 89 years old. Adrian is survived by his wife Suzanne Townsend and her three children. Adrian worked for Grand Trunk Railroad for most of his life as an electrician in the Detroit, Michigan area. He and his wife of 61 years, Elmira LeFaive Coffield, spent their later years living in Sun City Center, Florida, where Adrian played baseball well into his sixties and also enjoyed the game of golf. Elmira passed away in 2005. Adrian is survived by their four children: Patricia Coffield Laverty, Barry Coffield, Michael Coffield and Pamela Coffield Melcher, and their spouses, nine grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren, and a sister, Eileen Sakowski of Warren, Michigan. A funeral Mass will be held for Adrian at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center on Friday, June 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. Prior to the Mass a brunch will be held in the Prince of Peace Church hall at 9:30 a.m. A private family burial will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. Arrangements made by Sun City Center Funeral Home.Betty NorbeckBetty Norbeck, born Elizabeth Mae Miller, of Kings Point died peacefully June 7, 2013 at Hospice House in Sun City Center, Florida. She was born on March 19, 1921 in Homestead, PA and was the daughter of the late Charles (Charlie) Asher and Rose Caspary Miller. She is survived by her daughter Nan Jones (Bob) of Seneca, SC; grandchildren Catherine R. of Miami Beach, FL and Douglas R. Jones (Robyn) of Alexandria, VA; and greatgrandchildren Caroline Elisabeth and Charlie R. Jones. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Curtis Charles Norbeck and her sister Mary Levy. She was a 1942 graduate of Penn State University and a member of Chi Omega Fraternity. Since she moved to Florida 35 years ago, she had participated in numerous Kings Point activities, was an avid golfer, member of Panhellenic Bridge Group and had been the corresponding secretary of the Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of the DAR. A private burial will be held in the Raleigh National Cemetery where she will be buried with her husband, Lt. Commander Curtis C. Norbeck, USNR. Memorials may be made in her name to the Tamassee DAR School, 1925 Bumgardner Dr., P.O. Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686. Zipperers Funeral Home in Ruskin is charge of the arrangements.James C. Pillow, 81, of Riverview, FL passed away June 3, 2013. He was born and raised in Centertown, Kentucky to Clyde and Lillie Pillow. He served in the army during the Korean War and was a 30-year employee of Eastern Airlines. He was predeceased by his parents Clyde and Lillie; and brothers Harvey and Clyde Jr. He is survived by children Patricia and James Jr.; sister Ovelia (Pillow) Allen; brothers Walter, Boise and Elbert; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home.Redeemer Lutheran Church car wash is June 15The car/golf cart wash that had been scheduled for June 1, benefiting the Y.E.S. boys, was canceled due to projected bad weather. The car/golf cart wash has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd. Y.E.S. is a successful program that enhances rehabilitation for boys who have been in trouble. The funds collected during the car/ cart wash will be partially matched by Thrivent Financial. In addition, the Sun City Security Patrol will conduct a golf cart registration in the church parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting on Thursday, June 13 and continuing through Saturday. Owners will be given a decal that is registered with the County Sheriffs office and the SCC Patrol Office. They called him a miracle worker. It was a miracle every time he worked. But he went to church and was so moved by the message that he went forward during the invitation and professed to be converted. His family and friends were delighted when he prayed: Dear Lord, save me and use me to Your glory. Unfortunately, he added: Im available whenever You need me to provide guidance to others who need help and direction. God does not need our advice, He needs our attention. He does not need our suggestions, He needs our service. He does not need our words, He needs our wills. He does not need our heads, He needs our hearts. More than anything, He wants our love for if we truly love Him, we will labor for Him and live for Him. He also wants us to worship Him, and if we do, we will gladly and willingly work for Him. It is only when we make a definite decision to follow Him that we will make a daily difference in His world. Jesus said, Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org. Something old is new againThe United Methodist Church opened its doors in Sun City Center in 1983. To welcome the newest congregation to the community, Prince of Peace Catholic Church gave the church a figure of Christ standing with outstretched arms. The figure, having stood for over 25 years, fell into disrepair: both arms were broken and numerous cracks appeared in the surface. Ed Stewart, congregation member, saw the statue neglected in a corner and said, I think I can restore this to its previous glory. Ed had worked in antique restoration when living in St. Louis. After months of tedious work, the statue is now on display in the Life Enrichment Center at the United Methodist Church welcoming all.VBS offered by Vaughn Street Bible ChurchThe Vaughn Street Bible Church in Gibsonton offers Son Surf Beach Bash Vacation Bible School for kids 5 through 18, from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21. The free Vacation Bible School runs nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. Kick-off for the week will be an Hawaiian-style Luau meal after morning service on Sunday, June 16. For more infomation go to www. vaughstreetbiblechurch.com or call Sandy Henderson at 813-4863130.Crossing Church presents At the MoviesThe Crossing Church will present the At The Movies message series at two locations in the Tampa Bay area every Sunday in July. Locally, the location is the Crossing Churchs SouthShore Campus at 3058 East College Ave. in Ruskin This special video message series uses some of todays biggest blockbusters to share the truth of Gods Word in a relevant way. And it is free. At The Movies will take place every Sunday in July at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Ruskin location. There will also be a Family Movie Night on Sunday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. with theater-style refreshments provided.

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JUNE 13, 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. Area Places of Worship High Tea is served at Trinity Baptist ChurchThe Trinity Womens Fellowship at Trinity Baptist Church recently gathered for High Tea. The ladies wore fine outfits and hats. Tea and delicious treats were served on china that the ladies each brought. For more information on the church, call 813-634-4228.Ruskin Aglow meets SaturdayThe Ruskin Aglow meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Palm Garden, 3850 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. Come and bring a friend. Baptism Sunday at United Methodist Church of Sun City CenterOn Sunday, June 9, the United Methodist Church celebrated Baptism Sunday. The Reverend Warren D. Langer and Reverend Samuel Rorer baptized nine children and five adults, and four adults participated in Baptismal Remembrance. A celebration reception was held in Creason Childrens Center honoring all candidates, their families and sponsors.Shop early at Christmas in July Bazaar in LithiaNearly 50 vendors will sell everything from handmade gifts to home decor at the Saturday, July 27 Christmas in July Bazaar at Grace United Methodist Church at FishHawk. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at 5708 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Lithia. Items for sale include jewelry, crosses, pet supplies, honey, homemade jelly, birdhouses, handmade soaps and purses. Most of the vendors will be inside the air-conditioned church, so guests can shop in comfort. There is no entrance fee, and free door prizes will be given away. The bazaar is a fundraiser for Grace United Methodist Women (UMW). Nationally, United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. At Grace, the United Methodist Women focus on community organizations that support women, youth and children in the Lithia area and abroad. Most recently, members created packets of personal care items to send to Nicaragua for the churchs first overseas mission trip. All women are invited to attend Grace UMW meetings, which are the fourth Sunday of every month at the church. The meetings start at noon, and a free lunch is served. For more information about the bazaar and Grace UMW, visit www.mygraceumc.com or call 813-661-8858.Calvarys Kingdom Rock VBS is June 17-21Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach offers Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School, Monday through Friday, June 17-21, 2013. Kingdom Rock offers electrifying Bible adventures, heartpumping 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 concur rently. 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 813645-1305. Registrations are requested by June 10. Movie Night at the United Methodist Church brings Loves Abiding JoyOn 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. 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 813-829-7227 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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20 OBSERVER NEWS JUNE 13, 2013 1) B __ I __ __ A __ D 2) E __ R __ __ Q __ A __ E 3) T __ U __ A M __ 4) __ O __ N A __ __ 5) C __ __ L O __ E 6) __ A __ L S __ O R __ 7) F __ A __ __ F __ O O __Name That Weather Event Each of the following is a type of weather event. Fill in the blanks to name that weather event.Answers: 1) Blizzard, 2) Earthquake, 3) Tsunami, 4) Tornado, 5) Cyclone, 6) Hailstorm, 7) Flash flood COLORING PICTURE Would you like to have a hurricane named after you? One just might be. Since 1979, the World Meteorological Organization has been creating lists of names to identify hurricanes in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. There are six lists total for each ocean. The lists have 21 male and female names, which alternate. One name is selected for each letter of the alphabet except for Q, U and Z. In 2009, for example, the list for the Atlantic Ocean includes Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika and so forth. The first hurricane of the season there will be named Ana. The lists repeat every six years, and when an awful hurricane strikes like Katrina, that name is replaced. Sometimes, there are more hurricanes in a season than there are names on the list. Forecasters must then use names from the Greek alphabet, such as Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta, as happened in 2005.Hurricane Names Answers: 1) Fact, 2) Fiction, lightning is 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit, 3) Fact, thunder is the sound of lightning, 4) Fact, light travels faster than sound, so lightning may be seen before it is heard, 5) Fact, 6) Fiction, lying flat makes you a bigger target; you should get down on your hands and knees and tuck in your head, 7) Fact, you should stay away from water during a thunderstorm, 8) Fact, you should not use a corded phone or anything else electric during a thunderstorm, 9) Fact, although rare, lightning balls do occur, 10) Fiction1) Lightning kills more people than hurricanes and tornadoes. Fact or Fiction?2) Lightning is extremely hot, about 54 degrees Fahrenheit. Fact or Fiction?3) Lightning is always accompanied by thunder. Fact or Fiction?4) Lightning can be seen before thunder is heard. Fact or Fiction?5) If your hairs stand on end, lightning may be about to strike. Fact or Fiction?6) If outside, your best chance of avoiding being struck by lightning is to lie flat on the ground. Fact or Fiction?7) One of the best conductors of lightning is water. Fact or Fiction?8) Lightning can strike exterior phone lines. Fact or Fiction?9) Lightning may occur as an exploding ball. Fact or Fiction?10) You should never touch a person who has been struck by lightning because they could be carrying an electrical charge. Fact or Fiction? LIGHTNING CHAll LL ENGEMany outdoor summer plans have been ruined by thunderstorms. When it turns dark outside and lightning flashes across the sky, it is best to move inside. Lightning can be dangerous. Here are some questions about lightning. How many can you answer correctly?Fact or Fiction? Jokes and RiddlesA: You turn me on Q: What did one tornado say to the other?A: Stepping into a poodle. Q: What should you avoid after it has rained cats and dogs?

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IN YOUR BACKy Y ARD June 13, 2013THE OObB SERVER NNEWSTHE SCCSCC OObB SERVERTHE CCURRENt T WWW.OObB SERVERNNEWS.NEt T SECTION B: Classified Ads inside 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) BY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netLike Auld Lang Syne played at midnight on New Years Eve, the South Shore Chamber of Commerces June 5 afterhours Open House event was a combination of celebrating the past and looking toward the future. During the course of the twohour event many in the crowd used the word bittersweet when discussing the June 17th closing of the Ruskin chamber office at 315 U.S. 41 that has been a landmark for many years. During the event and afterward, interviews were conducted with those who made the chamber Honoring the past while preparing for the futureAfter-hours open house brings out more than 100PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOScrapbooks, photographs, postcards and many newspaper articles were part of an historical display that interested most of those who attended the June 5 event.what it was, and is today, and with those who will be directing its future. Because there are so many components to this story, it has been broken into three parts to make it easier for readers to understand.The Past: There wasnt even a Tampa Chamber of Commerce when the first Ruskin chamber was formed, said Glenn Dickman, grandson of one of Ruskins earliest founders and philanthropist, Paul B. Dickman. My grandfather came here from Missouri in 1907 when the Commongood Society was operating. This was a Socialist community, you know. He donated the land for the Ruskin Cemetery. And then around 1968, he donated the building for the Ruskin chamber. He did a lot for the community. There were many other donations of land that he made as time went on. In an interview June 7, Glenn Dickman explained that the first Dickmans to live in Ruskin sold their farm in Missouri and bought land in Ruskin that now houses developments large and small. They also helped develop Apollo Beach with the Corr family, Continued on page 2Bu

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JUNE 13, 2013 3B MONDAY TUESDAYWEDNESDAY FRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY Wacky Wednesday Burger $ 6 99 Chefs Special for DinnerSunday Brunch Artwork is for representation only. THURSDAY Chefs Special for Dinner 15% OFF Your Entre Purchase One coupon per table. Cannot be used with any other promotion. Gratuity not included. This coupon has no cash value. EXPIRES 6/30/13 YOU ASKED FOR IT! Live Entertainment7 to 11 p.m. Live Entertainment7 to 11 p.m. Nuts & BoltsMondays 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. A hush filled the room as the current chamber president, Ron Simpson, spoke about the reasons for closing the Ruskin office and talked about the chambers future. Its not like well be leaving Ruskin. Well still hold the Ruskin Seafood Festival and lots of other Ruskin events. And well continue to have many of our luncheons in Ruskin, at Destiny Church and Little Harbor and other places, he said. In an interview prior to the after-hours event, Simpson said maintaining two offices just over three miles apart didnt make good business sense. In Apollo Beach we have a lot more parking space, and a large area to hold events with a separate set of glass doors so people who attend dont have to walk through the chamber office. That large room can be used free by members and rented out to any resident to hold seminars, interviewing, training or other type of events, he said. The turn-out at the event showed that the number of members had outgrown the space. Standing-room-only was really more like a crowded elevator, with everyone having to be careful not to bump into someone else. The chamber staff said they are looking forward to all working in the same office again. Its hard to maintain the same level of camaraderie in your daily work environment going back and forth several times a week, said Executive Director Melanie Morrison. We didnt want to close the office right after the merger two years ago because we didnt want it to look like we were abandoning Ruskin. I love Ruskin, and it is with great sadness that I am leaving this building. But we have grown so much, and we need to be more organized. The rent at the Apollo Beach office is offset by Hillsborough Countys payment to maintain its Small Business Information Center there.An unexpected highlight of the event:The 50/50 Raffle that takes place at all chamber luncheons and after-hours events where ...while preparing for the futureu 50 percent of the money in the drawing goes towards support of the chambers projects for members and 50 percent to the winner of tickets purchased for the raffle. Gerald Pittman, owner of Pittman Trucking & Tractor Service, generously donated his winnings to the fundraiser in progress for the family of Kelli Kremkau who recently died of cancer. Samanthas (Kremkau) mommy recently lost her battle against cancer, said Carrie Elwell, owner of the Kids R Kids SouthShore in Kings Lake plaza off Big Bend Road. Samantha is graduating from VPK this week. It is so sad. The money will go to help her family with medical expenses, food, gas and other needs, Elwell said. The fundraiser was started by two teachers at the child care facility, Michelle Guzman and another who has asked to remain anonymous. Another (anonymous) donor has agreed to match the funds raised by the school up to $1,000, she added. Elwell was visibly touched by Pittmans generosity as she accepted the roll of tickets he had purchased. People may still donate to the fund by calling Kids R Kids at (813) 672-0400. *Both telephone numbers now used for the chamber offices will be kept at the new location. They are (813) 645-1366 and (813) 645-3808. The website is http:// southshorechamberofcommerce. org. JOBS, JOBS, JOBSBelow is the weekly listing of available jobs in the local readership area. Brought to you by The Observer News, Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSThere was standing room only at the South Shore Chamber of Commerces Open House after-hours event June 5 in the Ruskin office at 315 U.S. 41. That office will close June 17 and all operations will then take place in the Apollo Beach office, 137 Harbor Village Lane (just south of Sweetbay in the MiraBay plaza). Left, a vintage tomato crate label originally packed by Paul B. Dickman, one of the founding fathers of Ruskin.

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Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions ersonThank you St. Jude & St Anthony for prayers answered. AK rutsveet bes Log Cabin ProduceOpen all summerStop by and see us!5214 Hwy 674 Wimauma, 335983/4 mile east of Wal-Mart(813) 380-5214REMODELING ets Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Oliver Tort & Ti s GrereAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Moving sale. Apollo Beach, Dolphin Saturday, 6/14 & 6/15. 10am-? Furniture, tools, clothes, etcA Large collection of oriental & Indian items, old books, glassware, jewelry, pictures & furniture. Thursday thru Saturday, 9am-2pm. Helping Hands Thrift Shop, Hwy 301 south, 2 miles from SCC Garage/ yard sale. 1015 Bluewater Dr, SCC. Friday & Saturday, June 14 & 15. 8am-1pm. A little bit of everything. Huge yard sale. Saturday, 8am-2pm. 3711 Nazimova Ave., Ruskin. US 41 to Universal, follow signs. Rain date 6/22. See our ad on Craigslist Ministry of Calvary Lutheran ChurchCLOSED T hrift Store Building a bigger & better store to serve you.Watch us grow! No donations accepted until we are in our new building813-641-7790 st te esEntire contents of home, lots of toys, treadmill. Thursday, June 13Saturday. June 15, 10am-2pm. 907 4th Ave., SW. Ruskin. Cell: 382-7536 FurntureOak twin bed & mattress, end table, triple dresser, barely used. $400, $1700 new. 813-416-0280 ecFor sale. Electric wheel chair, medium to large size person. Fair condition, charger included. $450. obo. 813-633-1857 GortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & nteo uy ware, etc. 813-610-5824 ots Boat slip for a 30 boat needed, covered preferred. Ruskin inlet or Apollo Beach area. Jim 813-777-0021 sortoreSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Dock for rent, up to 50. Water & 30 amp electric included. Apollo Beach. 813-624-4939 REAL ESTATE500 Automob e Read the entire newspaper by going to Observernews.net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. ousesFore902 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach. $199,500. plan. 2 large sliders open onto golf course. Split bedroom with huge closet on master side. Fenced back yard with screened lanai. Home features bamboo flooring & new porcelain tile. Owner transferred, this is not a short sale. S.L. 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une M.H. HOUSING550 RENTALS600 FLORIDA SEALED BID OFFERING800.607.6888 | MurrayWiseAssociates.comIn Cooperation with Lakeland, Naples, Plant City and Stuart INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OPEN HOUSE DATES : PROPERTY OFFERING INFORMATION DATE: Courtyard by Marriott 3725 Harden Blvd Hutchinson Island Condo Naples Condo Lake Point Terrace House Lakeland, FL 33813 honlots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 ousesforrentFor rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 One bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-335-2877 Apollo Beach golf course home 3br/2.5ba/2cg, split bedroom. 2.200+ st. $1,500 monthly, pets ok. 813-2857572 Sun City Center, 2br/2ba, den 1,500 sf home. All appliances included. Ready to occupy. Call 813-918-1826 tsforent2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch, very clean. $725 monthly plus security deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 a tsforrent washer/dryer included. Suitable for low impact tenant. No smoking. No pets. Great for in home business. plus deposit, 1 yr lease. $825 monthly. 813-649-1599onosforent1br/1.5ba, furnished. 55+ all amenities. covered parking. Very clean $700 monthly 813-634-1162 DuleforentRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813-641-8400PlacestohareRoom for rent. $100 weekly. 3015 39th Ave., SE, Ruskin. Share home with 2 Christian women 813-493-3105. Private entranceMentals2br/2ba doublewide. Ruskin area. $175 weekly plus utilities & deposit. 813363-6001 M One bedroom RV on private property. 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Tile oors, newer roof and CHA, enclosed lanai, fenced backyard, tropical landscaping, PD-MU zoning. $189,500. PERFECT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME 2BR/1BA concrete block home in nice condition with metal roof, attached utility room and shed with electric in back. Just one block from river, peaceful and near everything. $59,900. NEW AFFORDABLE LISTING: 2BR/2BA SINGLE MOBILE HOME on its own lot, large screened porch, utility shed with electric, 2-car carport and small fenced area. Priced to sell. $42,500.CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 Looking for experienced Realtors to join our well-established team. LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE, JOB OR HOME WISE? Come and discuss the opportunities in joining our team of real estate agents or the possibilities of working with us in getting your home sold. Call 813-645-3211 LISTED AND SOLD BY DICKMAN REALTY. Outstanding waterfront condos at Bahia Beach featuring 2BR/2BA in excellent condition with spectacular views, peace and quiet. Near pool, restaurant. Wed like to help you sell or buy. Call us at 813-645-3211 LISTED AND SOLD BY DICKMAN REALTY. Agricultural acreage with two homes, huge metal building with room to store farm equipment or big toys, 5 wells, convenient location. Do you need help selling or buying property? Just call us at 813-645-3211 PEACE AND QUIET IN COUNTRY SETTING. 3BR/2BA doublewide, almost completely furnished. Many upgrades, new A/C, New electric service, work shop, large corner lot with lots of space for kids to romp and play. 1344 SQ. FT., 1978 Bring the whole family. Cash talks! Not many look this good. Just $79,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 A STEAL OF A DEAL! Better than new. 1890 Sq. Ft. of commercial space. Doctors, Lawyers or Indian Chiefs will love the cabinetry (all custom made). Priced to sell at $224,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. With substantial PRIVACY ABOUNDS ON THIS 2.27 ACRES with older mobile home that needs your barn. Trees and church make quiet neighbors. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH UNLIMITED POTENTIAL! Located a block from US 41 in Apollo Beach, on acre lot, with 3,800 sq, feet and CG zoning, property has 3 entrances from both front and back, 3 restrooms, plenty of parking spaces and could accommodate a large business or three smaller businesses, perhaps a Beauty Salon and Spa, Engineering or Real Estate company, Pet Grooming. Newer CHA and roof, new drywall, fresh paint, fenced area in back. $299,000.00 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 LAKEFRONT 3-YEARS-NEW HOME! Meticulously maintained 4BR+DEN/3BA/3 CAR GAR: This 2442 sq ft home in Ruskin has awesome curb appeal, gorgeous landscaplarge laundry room, great MBR & MBA, ceramic tiles, carpet and much more $219,000.00 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RIVERVIEW COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY: Great location in between 3 main roads, a block from U.S. 301. House is a 2BR+Den/1BA, great room, kitchen, inside utility room, carport, security system, acre lot. 14x28 detached storage building with electric $165,000.00 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 COMMERICAL (CG) ZONING WITH A 3BR/1BA HOME with detached garage, this home has county water and county sewer is available Close to highway 41 and business locations. $185,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!! 3.7 ACRES (MOL) on the corner of 10th St. SW and Woodland Estates in Ruskin. Property has zoning for a shopping center that allows manufacturing, all engineering drawings are available to new buyers. County has already approved the plans. $324,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201HOME PRICES GOING UP! LET US GIVE YOU A MARKET ANALYSIS!! For Sale by Owner2617 Yukon Cliff Dr. RuskinGorgeous 2774 sf 2009 M/I Home Barcelona Model 1-Story with 4 Bed/3 Full Bath/3 car garage + Den + Fla Room in Riverbend development. All appliances stay. Development has ponds, playgrounds, pool & comm. center being built 2013.$225,000 (813) 938-3494 for appointment

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8B JUNE 13, 2013 Raising and Lowering the FlagThe flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. Ordinarily it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset. It should be illuminated if displayed at night. The flag of the United States of America is saluted as it is hoisted and lowered. The salute is held until the flag is unsnapped from the halyard or through the last note of music, whichever is the longest.Displaying the Flag IndoorsWhen on display, the flag is accorded the place of honor, always positioned to its own right. Place it to the right of the speaker or staging area or sanctuary. Other flags should be to the left. The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags, localities, or societies are grouped for display. When one flag is used with the flag of the United States of America and the staffs are crossed, the flag of the United States is place on its own right with its staff in front of the other flag. When displaying the flag against a wall, vertically or horizontally, the flags union (stars) should be at the top, to the flags own right, and to the observers left.Parading and Saluting the FlagWhen carried in a procession, the flag should be to the right of the marchers. When other flags are carried, the flag of the United States may be centered in front of the others or carried to their right. When the flag passes in a procession, or when it is hoisted or lowered, all should face the flag and salute.The SaluteTo salute, all persons come to attention. Those in uniform give the appropriate formal salute. Citizens not in uniform salute by placing their right hand over the heart and men with head cover should remove it and hold it to left shoulder, hand over the heart. Members of organizations in formation salute upon command of the person in charge.The Pledge of Allegiance and National AnthemThe pledge of allegiance should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag, and saluting. When the national anthem is played or sung, citizens should stand at attention and salute at the first note and hold the salute through the last note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the music.The Flag in MourningTo place the flag at half staff, hoist it to the peak for an instant and lower it to a position halfway between the top and bottom of the staff. The flag is to be raised again to the peak for a moment before it is lowered. On Memorial Day the flag is displayed at half staff until noon and at full staff from noon to sunset. The flag is to be flown at half staff in mourning for designated, principal government leaders and upon presidential or gubernatorial order.When used to cover a casket, the flag should be placed with the union at the head and over the left shoulder. It should not be lowered into the grave.PUBLISHED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE COURTESY OF THE OBSERVER NEWSStandards of RespectThe Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is NOT to be used. They are: upside down only as a distress signal. desk, draping a platform, or any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top. not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard. except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations. insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind. carrying, or delivering anything. When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag, it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously. The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary. When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner. Note: Most American Legion Posts regularly conduct a dignified flag burning ceremony, often on Flag Day, June 14th. Many Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Girl Scout Troops retire flags regularly as well. Contact your local American Legion Hall or Scout Troop to inquire about the availability of this service.Displaying the Flag OutdoorsWhen the flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a window, balcony, or a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff. When it is displayed from the same flagpole with another flag of a state, community, society or Scout unit the flag of the United States must always be at the top except that the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for Navy personnel when conducted by a Naval chaplain on a ship at sea. When the flag is displayed over a street, it should be hung vertically, with the union to the north or east. If the flag is suspended over a sidewalk, the flags union should be farthest from the building. When flown with flags of states, communities, or societies on separate flag poles which are of the same height and in a straight line, the flag of the United States is always placed in the position of honor -to its own right. but none may be larger. placed above it. ways the first flag raised and the last to be lowered. When flown with the national banner of other countries, each flag must be displayed from a separate pole of the same height. Each flag should be the same size. They should be raised and lowered simultaneously. The flag of one nation may not be displayed above that of another nation. American Flag EtiquetteAs a Marine Corps veteran, it is very heartwarming to see the American flag flown in our community. A lot of good American men and women have given their lives to protect our flag. It disturbs me to see our flag improperly displayed. When you fly the American flag, you are responsible that it is flown and displayed in the proper way. The following is the United States of America Code of Etiquette, Standards of Respect. Semper Fi. Ron Budd



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June 13, 2013 Volume 57 Number 21 2 SectionsTHE OBSERVER NEWS Who can you trust when it comes to the mechanics of your automobile? Knowledge is power and that was obtained last weekend at a seminar for women about car care. See page 2 PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netHey you! Yes, you, the one with the bleeding ears from blasting your car stereo at levels that rattle fillings and fuse your few remaining brain cells into a small bowl of Jell-O. You may want to turn down the radio a tad. The county is finally stepping in to remind you of a lesson your mother imparted a long time ago: Its bad manners to scream into a strangers ear. The bone-rattling stereos on wheels could be history in Hillsborough County. Tampa is ready to turn down the volume on loud car stereos, outlawing any stereo that can be heard 50 feet or more from a vehicle. They are already banned in Pinellas County and Sarasota. Now Hillsborough County is Its official hurricane season is here. See more photos of Andreas early season visit on page 24.Tropical Storm Andrea kicks off hurricane seasonMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOINSIDE:County ready to rumble on loud car speakersready to take on the audio terrorists as critics have dubbed drivers who routinely blast loud music from modified speakers in their cars. County Commissioner Victor Crist is asking the County Attorney to create a draft ordinance that strengthens the Countys noise ordinance against loud car stereos. With an eye to existing ordinances in Tampa and Sarasota, Christ is asking county staff to come up with a draft plan to crack down on the loud stereos. The Pinellas County program encourages the public to report violators by filling out a brief online form. The program generates a letter to the registered owner of the vehicle warning them they have been reported in violation of Pinellas County noise ordinance. The owner is contacted in person by deputies if there are additional complaints. Those who dont get the message face fines ranging from $218 for a first offense to $500 for a third offense. The Tampa ordinance is even tougher with a $250 ticket for first-time offenders. Three or more infractions and violators will be out $500 and wearing an orange jumpsuit for up to 60 days courtesy of Sheriff David Gee. Calling the booming car stereos an attack on civilized society, Judy Ellis said they are more than just an occasional annoyance. Imagine being the driver of an emergency vehicle like an ambulance or fire truck and some fool is blasting his stereo at an intersection at 125 decibels, not only can he not hear the siren but other drivers cant either, said Ellis, leader of Noise Free Florida and the woman behind the Pinellas County ordinance. Along with safety concerns, Ellis said the window-rattling stereos also carry health risks, raising blood pressure and giving the body a temporary rush of adrenaline. A Jacksonville man shot and killed a teenager last Continued on page 3u Flag DDay is Friday, June 14. See our page of vital information about displaying, disposing of and honoring the AAmerican ag on page 8B. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSAArt club focuses on transportation exhibitThe Sun City Center Art Clubs monthly exhibit is focused on Planes, Trains and Automobiles (and Boats). It is open to the public. The gallery, located at the Community Association complex is free to visit. See more information on page 12 of this issue. MOSI offers free admission to militaryMOSI has joined Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the arts and military communities, said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. Our work with Blue Star Families ensures that we can reach out to military families and thank them for their service and sacrifice. Blue Star Museums is something that service members and their families look forward to every year, said Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. For more information on Blue Star Museums at MOSI, call 813987-6000. YY oud think a willingness to roll the dice would increase with age. Should the absence of lifeguards stop us from jumping in? Mitch Traphagen explores Courage in getting older in Observations, page 15

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2 JUNE 13, 2013 Come One, Come All! to a Precious Metals Buying Event! to a Precious Metals Buying Event! BUYINGGold & Silver4 DAYS ONLYFriday & Saturday10 a.m. to 2 p.m.JUNE 14 & 15 JUNE 21 & 22Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 SCC Blvd. (SR 674)Were Your Precious Metal Buyers Any questions? Feel free to call Cono and Cecelia Liguori, SCC Chamber of Commerce members. 1-863-899-8048. Email: cliguori@verizon.net to a Precious Metals Buying Event! 4 DAYS ONLY Refreshments will be served!Were looking forward to meeting our neighbors! 1-863-899-8048. Email: cliguori@verizon.net 1-863-899-8048. Email: cliguori@verizon.net 1-863-899-8048. Email: cliguori@verizon.net We are looking for GET CASH INSTANTLY! 1964 and older are wanted! Paying the BEST PRICE for your Precious Metals, Gold, Currency, Costume Jewelry, etc. How to know when to trust your mechanic%  penny@observernews.netIts making a pinging noise. It goes whrrrrrr when I try and start it. The mechanic just said I needed a whole new set of belts. How do I know if thats true or not? To start with, most cars only have one belt although some makes still have two. So theres never a set of belts. As for the ping and the whrrrrr or any other strange or unusual noise or action your vehicle makes, unless youre a mechanic, you just have to trust the person you let work on your car. But deciding who to trust is a major issue for many people, especially women who have always had someone else take care of their car for them. Maybe a trusted mechanic retires or a husband gets sick or a son moves away. What now? Julie Davis, owner and manager of At Home Auto Care in Ruskin, knew she had some women in the area who wanted to know about their vehicles. But so many women packed her shop June 8 for the AC Delco presentation Knowledge is Power: A Womens Car Care Seminar, that she now says she plans to host another seminar in the fall. Immediately some of the 38 women who attended asked if it would be a repeat of what she was having that day. Many said they had learned a lot but wanted to continue to learn more. Davis said the fall presentation would be based on what people who sign up want to know. She said she was very pleased at the turn-out, but only a little surprised. Many women are intimidated by maintenance, and dont know who or what to trust when it comes to repair. We want to help end these fears, Davis said. So she had her service manager, Ed Childers, and two representatives from ACDelco based in Sarasota, District Manager Deano Pesaturo and Jake Freije this areas maintenance and repair specialist give presentations in her shop. The duo also gave handouts to all who attended, including diagrams explaining what all the vehicle warning lights meant and a book called Womens Car Care Seminar: Knowledge is Power. The seminar included regular maintenance, how to recognize a problem, how to care for your vehicle, how to talk to a technician and several tips for going on the road. I started out pumping gas in the s and I really miss those days, said Freije. Youd see the same people every week, check their tires, oil, transmission and brake fluids and change their windshield wipers when they needed it. We knew our customers by name. The women who remembered the time when gas stations were service stations agreed. Davis reminded people that even those who dont drive 5,000 miles in six months still need to have their cars checked out periodically because things go down batteries weaken, tires flatten or get weak and blow out. Daviss service manager Ed Childers also played a large part, raising a car so the women could see the underside and explaining its parts. Carol Cappuzzo of Sun City Center is hooked on At Home Auto Care. The reason? Unexpected honesty. Julie called me after Id had an PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSJulie Davis, owner and manager of At Home Auto Care in Ruskin, provided breakfast and gift bags, above, to women who signed up for AC Delcos Knowledge is Power program held at her shop June 8. Right, Deano Pesaturo, AC Delco District Manager based in Sarasota, shows how a specific tool can tell exactly when any belt on your car is worn out.oil change to tell me I had been overcharged. It seems the oil and filter should have been included in the price, but the computer charged them separately. She called to tell me they owed me money. I was absolutely stunned. Who does that anymore? In general, the women at the seminar did not expect mechanical technicians to treat them honestly. If all I can say is I know somethings not right, Im afraid theyll charge me for things I dont need, was the most repeated complaint. The best advice the Delco representatives could give was to u

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Then when something goes wrong, you know something about how it is diagnosed, and that helps a lot. He showed the women a tool that would read exactly how much a belt has worn down. This is an exact measurement, he said. If you know to ask to see it, you will know if you really need the belt being recommended. He explained also that most automobiles now have only one belt that runs everything although some makes and older vehicles still have the two-belt system. The key is to look under the hood, see what you have, and then look at your owners manual. The rubber compound used on belts is not the same one used on cars even five years ago, he said. The new kind will crack but they wont break. So take the old one you just had changed and keep it as a spare for emergencies. Brake wear can also be measured by a special tool. If your tech says you only have 4 millimeters left of brake pads, there area color codes on this tool to tell you just how much you actually have. If it sinks into the pad past a certain point, then you need them. You can ask to see the gauges. Davis said she put on the seminar because she didnt want women to put themselves in danger of a safety risk because they feared the service experience. Judging by the turn-out, I definitely plan to hold another one of these in the fall when the snowbirds are back, she said. To find out when another seminar is planned call At Home Auto Care at (813) 645-0339. Womens car care seminaru PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOEd Childers, service manager at At Home Auto Care, shows the underside of a car and explains its parts. year after he refused to turn down his car stereo in a parking lot. Police need to have a tool like this to protect citizens from this form of pollution, said Ellis. Its unhealthy, unsafe and uncivilized. A small subculture of boom cars has blossomed in recent years thanks largely to MTVs Pimp My Ride, a show where cars are outfitted with high-tech audio equipment. Sound pressure level (SPL) contests are held all over Florida with competitors spending small fortunes trying to out-boom rivals with sound systems that rattle car roofs and are so heavy with bass tones they sound like the Jolly Green Giant with a bad case of gas. Attempts to lower the boom on loud car stereos were dealt a blow last year when the Florida Supreme Court ruled a ban unconstitutional given there was no similar prohibition against political or commercial broadcasts from vehicles. An effort in the state legislature to tailor a new bill that addressed those concerns failed to get enough votes last week. The Supreme Court ruling was taken into account when drafting the Tampa and Sarasota ordinances. According to a U.S. Department of Justice report the problem of loud car stereos is more widespread than a simple tally of complaints might reveal. Perhaps only 5 to 10 percent of people bothered by any type of noise will file an official complaint, because other factors influence people. Many citizens are not aware of their legal right to quiet and do not know where they can register a complaint, the report said. If somebody goes down the street and has this car thats rattling the walls and waking up every child and every infant, every sick and elderly person and shift worker and drives through the neighborhood, and when they settle down they drive back an hour later, wake up the neighborhood again, that car will spend time in the impound lot, said Sarasota Police Chief Peter Abbott earlier this year.PPINELLAS CCOUNTY SSHERIFFS OOFFICE PHOTOPHOTOA Pinellas County sheriffs deputy inspects a car equipped with a loud car stereo.County ready to rumble on loud car stereosu Words to the wise from the County Consumer Protection AgencyScam artists often surface to prey upon vulnerable residents trying to rebuild post-disaster. Remember these consumer tips: It is unlawful to charge more than the normal price for merchandise sold during a declared State of Emergency. File complaints at www.myfloridalegal.com. Be skeptical when solicited on behalf of disaster victims. Check up on charities at www.give.org, www. charitynavigator.org or visit www.freshfromflorida.com for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, or call 1-800helpfla. Beware of unscrupulous public adjusters. Demand identification and verify licensing at www.myfloridacfo. com. Only hire licensed and insured contractors, and obtain a minimum of three estimates. Never hire a contractor soliciting door-to-door without thoroughly checking them out first. Verify licensing www.myfloridalicense.com and complaint history with state and local consumer protection agencies. The Florida Motor Vehicle Repair Act protects the rights of consumers seeking repair for water-damaged vehicles. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services does license and regulate motor vehicle repair shops. Written repair estimates are required under the law. Call toll-free at 1-800helpfla. A shirt or jacket does not prove government affiliation. Employees carry photo identification at all times. report any such suspicious person or vehicle license number to local police. Dont give Social Security or bank account numbers to anyone without 100 percent verification that such information is required. In many cases, it is not! To report fraud, waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving disaster relief operations, contact the National Disaster Fraud Hotline toll-free at 866-720-5721, Fax at 225-334-4707 or the Disaster Fraud e-mail at disaster@leo.gov.

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All of them assured me that the termites were there. The question then became: Now what? The logical answer was to get rid of them and prevent them from coming back. All four companies assured me that they could get rid of them and all four said that they would return periodically to see if the termites had returned. But By William Hodges these termites had been so hidden; it was not until they came through my wall that we found them. A visual inspection of the house was not going to find them until they had done further damage. What to do? One company I consulted had an answer for my concerns, it was a system called Sentricon. With that system, little bait stations are placed outside the house and then monitored for termite activity. If activity is found, activated bait is placed in the station to eliminate the termite infestation. I liked the idea and went with it. (I dont know if such a system still exists.) Why am I talking about termites? Because the termites that attacked my house are not much different than the negative ideas that attack our minds. Negative ideas are just like termites; they burrow deeply and continually wreak havoc with our thinking. You dont see them going in and dont even know they are there until they start to do damage and our decision process goes awry. A cursory inspection will not even let us know that we have been exposed. But as several of the termite people said about termites, There are two kinds of houses, those that have termites and those that will have termites. It is just a matter of time. I think the same is true of people, There are two kinds of people, those already infested with negative ideas and those who will be. Wouldnt it be great if we could set up a defense line around ourselves like I was able to do with my house? We could then detect the destructive little creatures early before they do damage to our mind. Unfortunately, we cannot, so what can we do? First, we must clean house inside and out. We must do away with as many negative influences as possible. These can be people, reading material, or anything else that casts a shadow of darkness over our lives. Termites cannot survive in the light, so the more joy you can absorb to brighten your life, the stronger your defense will be to the termites of negative thinking. Second, set up a regular routine of doing some positive things each day like reading motivational material or listening to inspirational cassette tapes. Positive Talk: Defeat Those Termites!Third, install your own personal sentry system to guard against negativity. Post positive sayings and affirmations all over your personal space (home or office) that reinforce your negative idea barrier system each time you read them. The termites of a negative attitude can be defeated with treatment, effort and prevention.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 : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.com Summer ice skating is back Public Ice Skating returns to The Lakeland Center with multiple sessions Tuesday, July 2 through Saturday, July 13. The cost is $7 per two hour adult session, $6 for children ages 2-12, and $5 for skaters with their own skates. Tickets are available at The Lakeland Center Box Office, by calling 863-834-8111, online at thelakelandcenter.com or by calling the 24hour ticketing line 888-397-0100. Group discounts and birthday party packages are available and can be purchased by calling 863834-8137. For more information, visit the Centers website: www.thelakelandcenter.com. Hillsborough County is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, which started June 12, to provide free nutritious lunches and afternoon snacks to children at more than 40 sites throughout Hillsborough County. These sites are in geographical areas where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free or reduced price meals during the school year. The program will continue through Friday, August 9. Too often, many children are left searching for unhealthy foods to eat when their parents are working or not in the home. When there is not enough food to go around, their nutritional needs are not met and their choices are not always the best. The purpose of the Summer Food Program is to provide a balanced meal regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, national origin or income during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. Applications or eligibility are not required. Summer camp or summer school registration is NOT a requirement. Summer Food Program sites are located at schools and other locations in the community to provide meals to all children in the surrounding area, in addition to those enrolled in summer school. Any child age 18 and under can visit a participating site to eat a free lunch and/or afternoon snack. The Summer Food Service Program for Children is federally funded and operated by the Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services Department. In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.Summer Food Service Program for kids is underwaySouthShore Needle People Wednesday, June 19 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! Mouse and Keyboard Thursday, June 20 at 12:15 p.m. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. This is a beginner level class. Registration in person required when Library opens at 12pm. Book Discussion: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Thursday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosophers soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three-year custody battle between daughter, Zoes maternal grandparents, and her father Denny, a race car driver. 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. SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights

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JUNE 13, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 Brandon Regional Hospital staff awards 17 scholarshipsThe Medical Staff at Brandon Regional Hospital this year awarded 17 $1,000 Doctors Scholarships to students graduating from local high schools. The awards were presented to students at a ceremony on May 28 by Brandon Regional Hospitals Chief of the Medical Staff Dr. Dragos Zanchi. The following individuals were selected and received 2013 medical staff scholarships: Brian Allen Newsome High School; Brittany Coca Bloomingdale High School; Daniel DeBrigard Strawberry Crest High School; Kaitlyn Killebrew Riverview High School; Nicole Leon Armwood High School; Gloria Reyes Lennard High School; Asasia Richardson East Bay High School; and Jordan Singletary Durant High School. In addition, the following dependents of employees were also selected to receive the scholarship awards: Scott Bartlett Strawberry Crest High School; Starryin Cellamare Bloomingdale High School; Amber Coca Bloomingdale High School; Laura Durkalec Newsome High School; Joshua Langkopp Newsome High School; Samantha Meere Strawberry Crest High School; Gavin Scheele Newsome High School; Alyssa Smith East Bay High School; and Christopher Taylor Newsome High School.IFC scholarships awarded to graduates of local high schoolsThe Interfaith Council of Sun City Center recently awarded 13 new scholarships at Lennard High School, 16 at East Bay High School, and 5 at the South County Career Center (SCCC). In addition to these scholarships, there were also 50 renewing students. Awards are for $2000 and can be renewed for four years. The scholarship is sent to the college or university and placed in a students account. Most of the Pictured from left: Victoria Thomas-SCCC Program Advisor; scholarship recipients Kristin Longoria, Crystal Renew, Elizabeth Yeman, Mariana Tracy; and IFC scholarship committee members Jane Trefren and Sandra Glenner. Missing from picture is Tesla Browder Pictured from left from Lennard High School: Sydney Demps, Emily Morgan, Gloria Reyes, Darrion Johnson, Araceli Rodriquez, Meredith Thao and Tyler Sierra. Missing from the picture: Corey Ashemeade, Tiffany Ferry, Denise Sanchez and Marline Denis. From Lennard HS: Derling Espinoza (left) and Magdalena Luna. U.S. Freediving Team Captain is guest speaker at 50th Southern Open in RuskinTed HartyNational record holder and U.S. Freediving Team Captain Ted Harty will make a special appearance as part of the 50th Anniversary Southern Open FL State Championship on Sunday, June 16 at the Sunset Grill in Little Harbor. In keeping with the FSDAs diver safety agenda, Harty will share his experience and advice about entering the world of breath-hold diving (known as freediving), from basic safety awareness to his experience as one of the worlds elite freediving athletes. Ted Harty is a U.S. National Freediving record-holder. He traveled to Italy for the Freediving World Championships and broke the longest standing U.S. Freediving record at the time with a 170M Dynamic swim in a dive time of 2 minutes 42 seconds. Using only his fins, mask and a single breath of air, Harty also completed a personal best depth freedive of 279 ft! In 2012, Harty was selected as the Team Captain of the 2012 United States Freediving Team. The team competed in Nice, France for the 2012 Freediving World Championships. FSDA will also be honoring several of its lifetime achievement award winners and humanitarian award winners from the past 50 years at this years ceremony, along with recognizing the top amateur underwater hunters, photographers and underwater videographers in the state of Florida. The Florida Skin Divers Association was established in 1952, representing dive clubs from across the state of Florida. Over the past 50 years, FSDA has been the Voice of the Diver for divers rights, marine conservation and diver safety, and was instrumental in such widely known underwater achievements as transportation and placement of the Christ of the Abyss statue in John Pennekamp State Park after its donation by Cressi. For the past 50 years, FSDA has held the state photography and spearfishing championship, which now includes an invasive lionfish removal derby. This is the first year the event is being held at Little Harbor in Ruskin, FL. Preregistration ended June 7 with late registration closing Friday, June 14 at the Little Harbor captains meeting. Online registration for this event is available at www.active.com/ outdoors-tournament/ruskin-fl/ southern-open-state-championship-2013. For more information and for rules and registration go to www. floridaskindivers.com. Cecilia RamirezCecilia Ramirez and Donald Lamardo have recently joined the South Shore Keller Williams Realty office. Cecilias extensive marketing, architecture and construction background adds depth to our team, said Team Leader Gary Kaukonen in making the announcement, and Donalds approach ensures that no detail is left to chance and that every aspect of each transaction is seamless. For more information, call 813641-8300.New associates join KW Realtystudents are attending Florida colleges, but a few are out of state. Students apply through their schools office and are interviewed by members of the IFC Scholarship Committee. Scholarships from the IFC are made possible by proceeds from the Nearly New Shop in Sun City Center and the hard-working volunteers at the shop. Items donated to the shop come from the local community.Cat food drive is at Pet Supermarket on June 22Feed the Tuna Chest cat food drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Pet Supermarket on SR 674 (Sun City Center Blvd.). Sponsored by South Shore Felines, the drive will benefit low-income residents and colony caretakers. Purchase cat food at the store, bring bags or cans with you, or make a cash donation directly to Feed the Tuna Chest by sending a check made out to Feed the Tuna Chest food fund to P.O. Box 5772, Sun City Center, FL 33571-5772. For more information, email infor@SouthShoreFelines.org.

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Do you know of any resources that might help? Searching Family Dear Searching, Lost or forgotten lifeinsurance policies are actually quite common in the U.S. In fact, its estimated that around $1 billion in benefits from unclaimed life-insurance policies are waiting to be claimed by their rightful beneficiaries. While unfortunately, there isnt a national database for tracking down these policies, there are a number of strategies and a few new resources that can help your search. Here are several to get you started. Search records: If your dad died recently, searching through his financial records is a good first step. Check his files for a policy, records of premium payments or bills from an insurer. Also contact his employer or former employer benefits administrator, insurance agents, financial planner, accountant, attorney or other adviser and ask if they know about a life insurance policy. Also check safe-deposit boxes, monitor the mail for premium invoices or whole-life dividend notices, and review old income-tax returns, looking for interest income from, and interest expenses paid to life-insurance companies. Contact the insurer: If you suspect that a particular insurer underwrote the policy, contact that carriers claim office and ask. The more information you have, like your dads date of birth and death, Social Security number and address, the easier it will be to track down. Contact information of some big insurers include: Prudential 800-778-2255; MetLife metlife. com/policyfinder; AIG 800-8882452; Nationwide 800-848-6331; Forethought 800-331-8853; John Hancock johnhancock.com click on Contact Us then on Account Search Request. Get state help: Some state insurance departments have a policy locator service program that can help you locate lost life insurance, or offer resources that can help you with your search. To reach your state insurance department, see the National Association of Insurance Commissioners website at naic.org click on States & Jurisdictions Map. Search unclaimed property: If your dad died more than a few years ago, benefits may have already been turned over to the unclaimed property office of the state where the policy was purchased. Go to missingmoney.com, a website of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, to search records from 38 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The pull-down menu under Links connects you to a map and addresses for unclaimed-property agencies. Or, to find links to each states unclaimed-property division use unclaimed.org. If your dads name or a potential benefactors name produces a hit, youll need to prove your claim. Required documentation, which can vary by state, is detailed in claim forms, and a death certificate might be necessary. If you need a copy of your dads death certificate, contact the vital records office in the state where he died, or go to vitalchek.com. Tap MIB database: The MIB Group Inc., an insurance membership corporation whose main purpose is fighting fraud, offers a policy locator service to help consumers in their searches for life insurance policies. This service, however, only tracks applications for individual policies made since 1996. The service costs $75, requires an original death certificate to get the ball rolling, and takes about seven to 10 days to produce a report. To learn more, visit policylocator.com. 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.How to Find Lost Life-Insurance PoliciesTHE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Palm Garden of Sun City Center is presenting a free seminar entitled Grief Recovery for Family & Professional Caregivers, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 27.Grief Recovery seminar is June 27Professional speaker Grace Terry, MSW, the founder of Grief and Recovery Resources in Tampa, has extensive experience as a licensed mental health professional and bereavement counselor. All Family and Professional Caregivers are welcome. Lunch will be provided. Call to reserve a seat by Monday, June 24: 813-633-2875. Nominees sought for Disability Advocacy Awards Deadline June 28The Hillsborough County Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities is seeking nominations for the annual Disability Advocacy Awards, honoring local individuals and organizations that have contributed to improving the lives of people living with disabilities in Hillsborough County. The award-winners will be recognized at the annual Disability Awareness Expo at the Fred E. Karl County Center at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. The theme of this years event is Disability: Focusing on Achievement, and it will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The awards include: Outstanding Community Service Award, which recognizes an individual, group or organization for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the community through courageous advocacy, education and diligent persistence in pursuing goals that improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities. Outstanding Accessible Places for People Award, which honors an individual, organization or place in Hillsborough County for developing innovative ideas that improve life and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Outstanding Youth/Young Adult Service Award, which pays tribute to a young person (age 22 or younger residing in Hillsborough County) or youth group that volunteers their time to make a positive impact in the lives of people with disabilities. For award nomination info, call 813-276-2742 or log onto the Countys Web site at www.hillsboroughcounty.org/liaisons/ada. Email nominations may also be made at /www.surveymonkey.com/s/LKLG5NK.

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Almost by definition, it is a hallmark of the leisure class: sleeping in too late for breakfast and then lounging about over a meal before lunch. Of course, the opposite could be considered true, brunch is indeed thrifty as it combines two meals. Whatever it is, brunch is something that Ive always considered a luxury rather than a way of life. But as I get older, perhaps with the recognition that I have more years behind me than in front of me, my notions of such things are changing. Ive learned that brunch is not a matter of economics, it is a matter of how life can be lived. Michelle and I had only a few days in New York and we were planning to meet up with some friends. They suggested we meet for brunch. I am fairly certain the last time I had brunch was during the reception after our morning wedding on the beach at Captiva Island in 1997. Falling on the more austere side of things, it is just not something I normally consider. New Yorkers, apparently, do consider it. We discussed possible restaurants, but all were expected to have long lines and finding a table might prove impossible. We settled on a little place in the Chelsea district of Manhattan called La Luncheonette. Not knowing what to expect, we hopped on the subway early in the morning to arrive at the restaurant well before their 11 a.m. opening time. It turns out we were glad we did, but not because of lines of people. La Luncheonette is located directly across the street from the High Line, New York Citys latest, greatest innovation that turned an abandoned, elevated train track eyesore into a stunningly beautiful and peaceful multi-mile park ideal for walking, jogging or just reveling in the moment while taking in a spectacular view of the city. The train rails are still in place, but that is all that would suggest an abandoned train track. Before long, our friends arrived and we commenced to having brunch. There was no line and we were seated immediately in the quaint Lower Manhattan restaurant that somehow makes me feel as though I should be describing it in French. There is no lunch hour for brunch. In fact, there is no time limit at all. Conversation came easily over our eggs, french toast and, happily, mimosas. The meal itself became part of the companionship, and without schedules, we lingered, enjoying the great food, laughter and good conversation. The mimosas helped to eliminate the sting of the $100 tab. Afterwards, we again visited the High Line and then walked to Greenwich Village to browse through small shops and peoplewatch in a nearby park. Brunch provided the perfect leisurely start to a perfect leisurely day a rarity in todays fast-paced world. Valrico isnt exactly Chelsea and there are no subways that travel to Lithia Pinecrest Road, but Michelle and I decided to attempt to relive the pleasant memories we had in New York at a small, family-owned local place called The Brunchery. It turns out there are a lot of places serving brunch in South Hillsborough but if a place is going to call itself The Brunchery, chances are they have the whole brunch thing down pat. And indeed they did. We arrived early and had a short wait, but the line grew steadily behind us. Yet there was no rush, brunch is all about kicking back to a leisurely pace and even the people waiting seemed to have adopted that attitude. Despite its strip mall location, The Brunchery is the kind of place that can make northern snowbirds feel at home and locals feel happy they have it in their neighborhood. OK, so the High Line wasnt across the street, nor was Greenwich Village within walking distance, but it was a comfortable little place with a friendly staff and excellent food, appetizingly displayed with obvious pride on the plate. The bill was much less than in Chelsea, too. Since we drove, we didnt bother to check if they offered mimosas on the menu. Although things seem to be improving, survey after survey of the American public show that people, particularly in housingbust states like Florida, dont feel very confident about the future. In such times, justifying a luxury such as brunch can prove difficult. But it was much less than a therapist and it provided a brief respite from the pressures of everyday life. Besides, austerity isnt all that its cracked up to be. In our travels Michelle and I have crossed from the first world into the third and in most places weve visited, people, even of highly limited means, seem to be far better at finding time for leisure and life-enjoyment over things such as late dinners and brunch than do hard-charging Americans. OK, so the hardcharging part is what built this country but taking a break now and again cant be the worst thing in the world. Brunch can be as much of a micro-vacation as it is a meal. Actually, make that two meals, which reduces the price some for the thrifty-minded. Yes, there are bills to pay and a future to worry about but brunch offers a brief escape from all of that. Today can be taken slowly, appreciating the moment. Tomorrow can be worried about tomorrow. Sunset Grill at Little Harbor is in the neighborhood, perfect for pretending to be on vacation for an hour or two over a leisurely brunch and mimosas, perhaps on Fathers Day. Chelsea may have the High Line but it doesnt have a beach. Austerity can wait for another day. Life, however, doesnt wait and there is nothing ostentatious about living it now and again. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOSLa Luncheonette in Lower Manhattan as viewed from the High Line. Brunch was the perfect leisurely start to a leisurely day, a rare and valuable experience in todays fast-paced world. You would expect that a place named The Brunchery would have the whole brunch thing down pat. Indeed they do. The setting is friendly and informal at the family-owned restaurant.

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8 OBSERVER NEWS JUNE 13, 2013Big Lots, Inc. North Americas largest broadline closeout retailer, is turning to America to determine the 37 winners in this years Lots2Give video contest by voting online for their favor ite video. The contest is part of the sixthannual Lots2Give program launched by Big Lots to help schools in need of financial support across America. Big Lots asked participating schools to put their creativity to the test by submitting a short video and brief essay explaining why their school is in need of financial support. Cash prizes include thirty $2,000 third place prizes, four $5,000 second place prizes, two $10,000 first place prizes and one $20,000 grand prize. From June 10 through July 7, the public can vote for their favorite video entries up to three times a day by visiting www. Cast Your Vote for these Local schools: Lennard High School Ruskin Elementary School Wimauma Elementary School I FEEL LIKEAFISHWITH NO WATER.JESSE, AGE 5DESCRIBINGASTHMAYou know how to react to their asthma attacks. Heres how to prevent them.186 6-NO-ATTACKS For more information log onto www.noattacks.org or call your doctor. EVENONEATTACKISONETOOMANYCall 1-800-LUNG-USA for resources in your community provided by the Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project and the Minnesota Asthma Coalition. Hillsborough County celebrates the first anniversary of the Apollo Beach and Brandon skate parks on #GoSkateboardingDay, Friday, June 21. Yearly, on this day, skateboarders around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration of one of the most influential activities in the world by abandoning televisions, video games and computers and going skateboarding. Hillsborough County invites all skater aficionados and Tweeters to drop into the Apollo Beach and Brandon Skate Parks on June 21, and help celebrate with free food, giveaways, and a best trick contest. Schedule: Noon 2 p.m. Celebrate at Brandon Skate Park, 5720 Providence Road. 5 7 p.m. Celebrate at Apollo Beach Skate Park, 664 Gulf & Sea Blvd. About the Apollo Beach Skate Park This 11,000-square-foot street plaza is a level-one skate park shaped like a three-pointed star with an elevated center. Each of the three points has a structure that allows skaters to turn around and keep a constant flow. Its unique shape and landscape allows for endless lines throughout. Any skater can skate around the entire park or simply skate one element at a time. The Apollo Beach Skate Park has an average of 200 visitors per week. Since it opened in September 2012, it has more than 870 registered participants. About the Brandon Skate Park This is an 11,000-square-foot obstacle street and bowl skate park that features an intermediate/professional bowl. The shallow end is 6 feet deep, and the deep end is more than 9 feet deep. The park also includes an obstacle street section with two main levels that split the park in two sections, and a series of transition elements. This level three skate park hosts an average of 350 skaters per week. Since its opening in May 2012, it has more than 1,800 registered participants. Apollo Beach Skate Park Brandon Skate Park SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights 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. Baby Time Monday, June 17 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 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 18 at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 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 18 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 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. Magic & Mayhem Tuesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Join the pirate crew in looking for buried treasure, and with the help of the children, they learn that the treasure is in the books in this comedy magic show! Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Dig It Up! Wednesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. For children entering grades K-5 ~ Adventure! Treasure! Secrets! Lost worlds filled with intrigue and mysteries are waiting. Dig up some bonechilling fun with activities, books, crafts and games. Libraryopoly Thursday, June 20 at 4 p.m. For teens entering grades 6-12 ~ Roll the dice in an attempt to become the wealthiest player traveling down Drama Drive on this life-sized game board. Buy books and library services without landing in Library jail or having to pay any late fines. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com.Drop into a Hillsborough County Skate Park for #GoSkateboardingDay, June 21MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOYou are invited to vote in Big Lots2Give Video Contestbiglots.com/lots2give. Those votes will determine the schools that will share $120,000 in cash prizes. In addition to the Lots2Give video contest, participating schools will be the recipients of an in-store donation program. Customers can help selected schools by donating $5 or $1 at participating Big Lots stores through July 7. One hundred percent of donations will go to participating schools. For additional information and to vote for your favorite video, visit www.biglots.com/lots2give. Marines Marine Corps Pvt. Austin B. Hallquist, a 2012 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton, Fla., earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Hallquist stayed committed during some of the worlds most demanding entrylevel military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Hallquist endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. i

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But according to the pictures Larry takes at our luncheons and special events, the smile in my mind is nowhere near my face. I dont understand this phenomenon, but I cant refute the evidence. My only explanation is Im so focused on making sure everything is going smoothly I forget to let my face know Im having a good time. And when I have to stop and pose for a picture, I always feel my smile is fake. In one of my first corporate jobs, I was often down in the call center where the telemarketers sat for hours, smilin and dialin. Literally. They sat in their cubes with their headsets on, talking to faceless voices all over the country. The good ones always had so much vitality and charm in their voices. After my second or third visit down to their area, I found out the secret of the successful ones. They had a mirror taped to the sides of their computer monitors so they were forced to see themselves all day. Seeing themselves reminded them to smile, and a smile will immediately change everything about your attitude. That, in turn, translates into warmth, humor and charm in your voice. Have you ever seen a stranger who had a perpetual scowl? Theyre usually in grumpy moods, easily ticked off by the smallest of things, and generally not pleasant to be around. In fact, when we see someone with that look, we usually try to find an escape hatch and get away fast. But whats really amazing is when a smile from you turns into a smile back from them. Its difficult to keep from smiling when you see someone smiling at you. Your brain just automatically sends a signal to your mouth and your lips curl up.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Pass on your smileIt isnt often I look through the normal womens magazines. I dont have time and I dont have the money to buy whats advertised in them. And if you havent looked in one lately, they seem to be all advertising and very little substance. But the other day I was waiting in the doctors office and scanned through a magazine to bide the time. I was shocked at this new trend of models looking downright angry in the ad photos! No smiles. No warmth in the eyes. Just a cold, hard stare that does nothing to make me want to buy their product. A smile is the cheapest and most effective gift we can give someone. And its amazing the effect it has. Remember that the next time youre on a sales call or sitting in a committee meeting. If seeing Larry pointing his camera my way is the reminder I need to stop focusing so much and relax and smile, thats ok by me. Hes my mirror on the side of my computer monitor. Smile. 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It took more than 150 judges to eat their way through the pies to find the creme de la creme of North American pie bakers.Bradenton chef wins pie championshipEvery year The Tampa Bay Business Journal honors the best nonprofit organizations in Tampa Bay at their annual Nonprofit of the Year Award Luncheon. Dress for Success Tampa Bay, part of the global nonprofit volunteer organization promoting economic independence of disadvantaged women, was named the 2013 Nonprofit of the Year Judges Choice Winner. This was the first year Dress for Success Tampa Bay was nominated. Dress for Success Worldwide is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the Dress for Success Tampa Bay impresseslives of women located in more than 120 cities across 13 countries. They provide professional clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support to help every woman be self-sufficient and successful in her career. 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Denny's RestaurantTuesday, June 18th 11:00 AM 3747 Sun City Center Boulevard Light Lunch Served The Industrial Development Authority of theCounty of Pima Education Facility Revenue Bonds(StarShine Charter School Project) Series 2013 PRICE $100 DUE 7.1.28 CALL 7.1.20 @ 103% CPN RATE 6.25% NON RATEDMonthly Payments Starting August 1, 20136.25% *YTMNEW ISSUECall today for reservations:727-572-6864 or 1-800-888-4082We dont spend your time we invest it! It is the season to watch out for storms. The temperatures have soared into the 90s and this hot weather will bring on fatigue. You will need lots of liquid and food to keep your body going.You could quickly become dehydrated in this hot weather. A hat of some sort is wise while on the water. Your clothing should be of light color and weight. If you burn easily, dont forget your sunscreen. Keep applying while out in the sun. Wear polaroid sunglasses to protect your eyes. If you become dizzy or get a headache, get to shore as fast as you can. You may have had too much sun. If a thunderstorm appears to be coming your way, take shelter in a cove if unable to get to shore. Never anchor under a tree. Stop fishing, lightning may strike your pole. There is a good side to all of this rain. Our lakes, phosphate pits, ponds, the Kissimmee chain and Lake Okeechobee were big winners when the tropical storm blew through increasing the water levels of all and making for better fishing. Some anglers braved the falling waters from the sky and the soaring wind and fished safely in coves and fresh waters. While fishing during the storm a trio from Plant City said that they had a big fish on the line, and while reeling it in, a shark came along and took all but the head. They landed the head only but could not say what kind of fish it was. Some sheepshead, were caught from piers. This is a lean white meated fish. Legal is l2 in and l5 per harvest per day. I saw a flounder or two, and that was all the catches I came across this week. Be safe, watch the weather, be kind, and keep a smile on your face.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Watch the weather while fishing The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotila 75 (Ruskin) will hold the fifth annual Nautical Flea Market on Saturday, June 15, at Lands End Marina (Apollo Beach) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Line, anchors, extra life jackets, electronics, dinghies, small outboards, boat hooks, fenders, the obscure, rare and unusual will be available for sale. Last year, nearly 600 savvy buyers found a great opportunity to pick up some boating items theyd been meaning to get. The flea market opens, to sellers only, at 7 a.m. for set-up, and at 8 a.m. for the buying public. This popular annual event is sponsored to promote Safe Boating classes. Auxiliarists will be on hand to answer questions, offer advice and provide brochures and chartlets on Tampa Bay fishing and boating. Numerous door prizes from West Marine (Apollo Beach), East Coast Pizza and Summerfield Crossings Golf Course will be awarded every hour. Coffee and donuts, hot dogs and soda will be available for purchase. Lands End Marina is a full service marina located next door to Circles Restaurant on Apollo Beach Blvd. The community is invited to join in this boating and fishing supplies extravaganza. Sellers of marine or fishing items interested in renting a table or tent space should contact Ray Stewart at 813-645-2130.Coast Guard Auxiliarys Nautical Flea Market is June 15 Hillsborough seeks entries for 2013 Community Water-Wise AwardsDoes your yard have what it takes to be recognized as the communitys most WaterWise? If so, you have until June 30 to prove it by entering the 2013 Community Water-Wise Awards. For 15 years, the Community Water-Wise Awards program has recognized attractive, waterconserving landscapes at homes, businesses, industries or governments that represent the beauty and resiliency of the areas natural environment. Winning landscapes have balanced attractive design with Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM, as well as irrigation systems or techniques that minimize water waste. To see how Wise your yard is, first fill out a free application at www.tampabaywaterwise.org by Sunday, June 30. An on-site evaluation will follow to judge: and Vegetation Selection tion If you arent ready to enter for this years 2013 Community Water-Wise Awards program but want help planning your FloridaFriendly yard, Hillsborough County Extension Service offers these resources: Learn details on the overall Community Water-Wise Awards program by visiting www.tampabaywaterwise.org Access the database of hundreds of types of trees, shrubs, flowers, vines and plants that are recognized as Florida-friendly to build an online list for your landscape at floridayards.org/fyplants. Design your own low-impact, Florida-friendly yard online with the Florida-Friendly Interactive Yard tool at floridayards.org/interactive. Dont do it alone! To get more information about landscaping in the Tampa Bay region, visit floridayards.org and click on Ask an Expert in the top-right corner to have your questions answered by a Florida-friendly landscaping and gardening expert. Call Virginia Overstreet, Water-Wise Program Coordinator, or Lynn Barber, Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM expert, Hillsborough County Extension Service, at 813-744-5519. Business slow? Need to advertise? The Observer News813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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JUNE 13, 2013 11 Mouth full of bad teeth? Miserable in your dentures? Miserable in your partial? Losing teeth to Periodontal Disease? Missing teeth? Unable to eat your favorite foods? Looking for a final solution? If so, JOIN US! Club Renaissance at Sun City Center 2121 South Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 DN#7401 NewTeethNow.com Presentation given by Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Musser, DDS Before After

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12 JUNE 13, 2013 JUNE EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY 1:30-3:30 p.m. Parkinsons Support Group of Sun City Center. 10-11 a.m. Oh, My Aching Legs Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Low Vision Support Group Amputee Support GroupMental Wellness Support GroupThe Sun City Center Art Club held an opening ceremony for their latest exhibit entitled Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats). The exhibit features a variety of artists and a wide variety of mediums, from oil on canvas and watercolors to intricately built model airplanes. The exhibit includes complimentary work from renowned artist Virginia Laudano and her husband Ed, with paintings (Virginia) and models (Ed) of vintage airplanes. Every month the art club has a featured art exhibitor for a show. This month, we are featuring all of our members, said gallery director Mel Solochek. The exhibit includes paintings and models in a wide variety of mediums. The gallery is located at the Community Association complex on North Pebble Beach and is open to the public at no cost on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.SCC Art Club opens unique June exhibit MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Celebrate Flag Day Friday, June 14See our full page of Flag etiquette on page 8B

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JUNE 13, 2013 13 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDIC A L GROUP SUN C ITY C ENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) JUNE UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! (813) 419-5020 Some classes have limited space, call for availability Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MS ROM: Muscular Strength & R ange of Movement Classes Visit us online for the monthly schedule of classes and events: JSAMedicalGroup.com Click Events Thu 13: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 14: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmMon 17: RUMBA DANCE SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmTue 18: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* M EET & GREET Field Rep Erin Welch11 am to Noon 2 to 3 pm pmWed 19: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pmThu 20: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 21: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmMon 24: RUMBA DANCE SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 11 am to Noon 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pmTue 25: SilverSneakers (MSROM)*11 am to NoonWed 26: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl)S OCIAL BRIDGE 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm 1:30 to 4 pmThu 27: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* TAI CHI 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pmFri 28: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR Y OGA 10 to 11 am 1:30 to 2:30 pm 3 to 4:15 pm SP ECIA L EVENT! MEET & GREET Congressman R ooneys Field R ep, E rin Welch. WHAT YOUR TA X DOLLARS PAY FOR Assistance with Federal Agencies: Veteran Services, Flag Requests, Military Academy Nominations, Internship Opportunities. Some light Refreshments will be served. An area organization named 100 Women Who Care donated $3,800 to the Firehouse Cultural Center last week, the donation coming in the form of 38 checks for $100. Women Who Care is a group of women who meet four times per year, pledging to donate $100 per meeting to local charities and non-profit organizations. At each meeting, members vote on which organization they wish to donate to. On Thursday, it was the Firehouse Cultural Center. This means that our summer programs will go forward, said cultural center executive director Georgia Vahue. It means that we will be able to offer scholarships for some of them. We are thrilled. Ann Rand of 100 Woman Who Care was also thrilled to provide a helping hand. Were excited because the work that we are doing supports the activities of people right here, the money stays local, she said. It is a very easy way for people to have an impact. We only have four meetings a year. We come collectively together to make an impact on organizations like this. Instead of individually giving a little bit, we can make a bigger impact. Pictured above are Georgia Vahue, center, of the Firehouse Cultural Center and Penny Smith and Ann Rand of 100 Women Who Care. For more information about 100 Women Who Care call Rand at 813-641-3817 or email 100WWCSouthShore@gmail.com or visit their 100 Women Who Care Facebook page. For information about the Firehouse Cultural Center, visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org. Women Who Care make a big impact at Firehouse Cultural CenterMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO Six-time Grammy Winner Toni Braxton at the Mahaffey in August R&B, pop, jazz and gospel singer and star of the hit reality series Braxton Family Values, Toni Braxton will perform at The Mahaffey Theater for one night only Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $45.50 will go on sale Friday, May 31. Braxton won a Grammy for R&B vocal performance for Youre Making me High in 1996 and also two Grammys in Best R&B and Best Pop Female Vocal Performance categories in 1997. Her signature song, Unbreak My Heart, ranks as the second top-selling single of all time by a female artist. Tickets can be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone 727-893-7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Box Office. Box office hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 90 minutes before any publicly-ticketed event. There are no added charges on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey, which is located at 400 1st St. South in St Petersburg.

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14 JUNE 13, 2013 The Emergency Department atPhysicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. 8330 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard Bradenton, FL 34202 941.782.2100 www.lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.comEMERGENCY SERVICESON-DUTY 24/7The Emergency Department at Lakewood Ranch offers prompt, comprehensive emergency treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our emergency medical team is highly experienced in managing health emergencies in adults, children and older adults. 13 private rooms 2 major resuscitation rooms 2 private triage rooms 8-bed clinical decision unit Skilled emergency physicians and emergency nurses (next to South Bay Hospital)Also in Largo, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor(813) 634-1333 1 Minute Test Checklist Patient Screening for Leg Vein Problems Pain: Heavy, aching, or tired legs; painful calves....legs that feel older than they should. You need an ultrasound evaluation. Remember most vein problems are hidden. Blue Feet: (corona phlebectasia) Blue veins at the foot and ankle indicate something is wrong usually a failed greater saphenous vein. Get an ultrasound now. We will prevent further deterioration of your legs. Swollen Ankles: Swelling, increasing at the end of the day or when traveling. (90% venous etiology). Failure of vein valves is a much more common cause of swollen feet and ankles than cardiac and renal issues. Diuretics (water pills) do not x the cause of the problem. Vein treatment can. Cramps or Restlessness: Night cramps, Charley horses, nocturnal muscle cramping. (90% venous etiology). Medications and minerals might mask the problem but vein treatment will x it. Night-time restlessness is often caused by venous failure you need an ultrasound. Skin Changes: Red/brown discoloration, ulceration, eczema, itching & burning. When vein valves fail, the capillaries below are under pressure and leak uid, protein and blood cells. The skin becomes sickened and discolored. Treatment will stop this progressive deterioration of your legs. Surface Veins: Spider (red), Reticular (blue) and Varicose Veins: Mountcastle Vein Centers offer in ofce 20 minute treatments to resolve these problems. Most treatments are medical and paid by insurance. We also offer VeinGogh, State of the Art radio-frequency technology, to deal with ne spider veins. Remarkable cosmetic results!! Have you checked one or more boxes? Call Mountcastle Vein Centers Call our ofce for a free, screening appointment (813) 634-1333 Insurance: We are In-Network providers with Medicare (and accept Medicare with Medicaid), Humana, BC/BS, United Health, Cigna, Aetna, Tricare and are the VA Preferred Provider Before / After Why do knitting and crochet continue to hook so many fans?The idea of DIY is definitely in vogue, bringing an upswing in popularity of knitting and crocheting, and theres no sign interest will wane anytime soon, says lifelong craftswoman Betty Hechtman. Pinterest and Etsy are two of the hottest websites online today, and theyre brimming with hand-knitted items, from socks and scarves to purses and pretty much anything that can be made from yarn, says Hechtman, author of Yarn to Go (www.BettyHechtman.com), the first in a new cozy mystery series scheduled for publication in July by Berkley Prime Crime Books. The hand-knitted caps and sweaters that might have embarrassed us as kids are now a hip expression of artistry, she says. Young adults appreciate originality and craftsmanship, and theyre an innovative bunch. Theyre doing amazing things with yarn! Surprisingly, she notes, crocheting is even more popular than knitting. Its No. 3 on the top 10 U.S. crafts list compiled by the Craft and Hobby Association, with 17.4 million devotees. Knitting comes in at No. 9 with 13 million needle fans. Whats interesting is people say theyre drawn to yarn crafts because of the creativity, Hechtman says, citing a Craft Yarn Council survey of more than 5,000 knitters. But once they get into it, they say they realize it also helps with stress. Thats just one of the unexpected benefits of time spent knitting and crocheting. Hechtman cites four more: Knitting (and crochet) actually produce beneficial physical changes. Spend enough time with your needles or a hook and yarn, and you can strengthen your immune system, lower your blood pressure, and change your brain chemistry to reduce stress hormones and increase the natural happy neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine. These findings were reported last year at an academic study day in England on the therapeutic benefits of knitting. It wont leave you feeling groggy in the morning. Having trouble sleeping? Instead of reaching for a pill, pick up a yarn project an hour or so before bedtime. The calming repetition of knitting or crocheting slows restless, racing thoughts and helps us transition from busy day to quiet, restful night. Keep your hands out of trouble. Are you trying to quit smoking and dont know what to do with yourself? How about biting your nails? Have you become obsessed with checking your social media? Crocheting or knitting keeps hands busy and out of trouble while youre traveling, waiting at the doctors office or sitting at your kids soccer game. And, unlike smoking, nail-biting and wasting time on Facebook, the result of knitting and crocheting is a positive one. Make new friends. An internet survey of 3,500 knitters found 90 percent made new friends through the craft. One of the beautiful aspects of yarn work is that you can do it alone or in a group. In fact, the opportunities to socialize seem to be driving the strong interest from young adults, who meet at bars, Starbucks and office lunchrooms for a good stitch session, according to the yarn council. People who are alone much of the time are more prone to depression and other mental health issues, getting together for a knit with friends is good for you!

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JUNE 13, 2013 15 Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF Protect Yourself and Your Golf Cart The Sun City Center Security Patrol is offering aFree Golf Cart Safety Inspection & Registrationfor all local golf cart owners and Saturday, June 15 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC FREE SAFETY INSPECTION: Check Tire Condition Turn Signals Horn FREE REGISTRATION: Verify registration number and attach sticker to your golf cart. Registration cards Local Sponsors: Americas CarwashHOURS OF OPERAT T NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.RAIN CHECK: Bring in your receipt for any full service wash within 48 hours and receive an Express Wash for $1.00 (on same vehicle) ANY FULL SERVICE WASH ONLYWith this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. $1.50 extra for vans and SUVs. 6/30/13EXPRESS HAND WAXMost vehicles. With this coupon only. Not valid with other specials or discounts. Additional charge for oversize vehicles. 6/30/13$2 OFF$3995GET YOURMONTHLY CAR WASH PASSPay once a month and come as often as you like! CARDS 728 Cypress Village Blvd.Sun City Center, FL813-634-9409 Next to Sonnys By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations:Courage in getting olderI made the trip to Cambridge, Maryland in two days of driving, the reverse of a trip that took me two months on my sailboat two years ago. It is amazing how different your perspective can be at six miles per hour, versus 70 miles per hour. The thing about living in a long and skinny state is that, if driving, there are only a handful of ways in and out. It doesnt take long for that handful to get old, seeing the same old things over and over again. Fortunately, Florida is not a place to take for granted. While in some areas things move fairly slowly, they do move and nothing ever seems to remain the same. Besides, its almost a sure bet that a few hours spent on any Florida roadway will yield something colorful. For those traveling from the Tampa Bay Area to the east coast, the most sensible route involves taking I-75 to Ocala and then U.S. 301 to I-10 just outside of Jacksonville. Yes, you could take I-4 but who in their right mind would? You never know when the muck might start on fire again, closing down the freeway, or if your life time clock will be punched by a wayward car careening over the median from the opposite direction. It happens. Regardless, U.S. 301 is a perfectly nice drive, almost pastoral, but it does include Floridas presumptive Trifecta of Travel Terror in the forms of three small towns. Waldo and Lawtey have a long-standing reputation of being speed traps and Starke, situated between them, has a bunch of old-fashioned, notwell-timed stoplights. Starke also is the place where people go to be executed and theres just something scary about that. Ive never been stopped for speeding in any of those towns but some years ago, one or more drivers had apparently had enough of being forced to do the speed limit. Black billboards with giant, shocking-yellow letters went up along the road warning drivers that the town ahead was a speed trap. The billboards went unanswered for a time but soon enough, the town, or, perhaps, a concerned resident, decided to respond with a billboard of their own, explaining that it isnt a speed trap, they are just concerned about public safety. On my recent trip north, I saw someone pulled over in one of the towns. They had jumped the gun a bit, accelerating well before the 55 mile per hour speed limit sign (it was in sight, it just hadnt been reached yet). Regardless, based on what I saw, Im not sure the town would qualify as a Boss Hog Southern Justice kind of place. The police officer was a man in his 30s, bespectacled, balding slightly and looked to be a pretty nice sort of guy, as opposed to the giant hulk of a tobacco-chewingleviathan-swinging-a-billy-club kind of guy. Id be willing to bet that the police officer has never billy-clubbed anyone in his life. He looked like the kind of guy that liked to go home and read a good book. Regardless, I dont think anyone could make a great argument that law enforcement is the true problem on our highways today. Of course, we all know the true problem is stupid people. People who choose to text, email, read, apply makeup or shave (yes, Ive seen both) and watch movies from the drivers seat while hurtling down the highway at more than 70 miles per hour. Suffice to say that driving I-95 amongst all of that made me miss freezing my tail off sailing an old boat south during an icy winter. Despite the obstacles presented by I-95-Death-Race-2013, I arrived intact in Maryland and for the first time since sailing off, pulled into the little town of Cambridge. I love the brick streets and the boulevards lined with stately old homes and big, leafy trees in Cambridge. They serve as a tangible reminder, proof, perhaps, that the world has not always been running at a breathless, breakneck pace. That the world hasnt always been a crazy place. I spent a lot of time in this town preparing my boat for the long sail to Florida and it came to feel like home. And now, seeing it again, I suddenly became aware at how much Ive changed in the relatively short time since I untied the dock lines. It was an awareness I wasnt happy with. Back then, I was standing on the cusp of a grand adventure. Im sure it seemed like a vacation to some who read the stories but it generally didnt feel all that vacation-like for the most part. There were long moments of boredom interspersed with distinct moments of sheer terror. Plus, with each passing day, I felt an increasing pressure to get home. But the end result was that I accomplished something I had set out to do. I sailed a thousand miles through weather calm, cold and sometimes downright wicked. But at the end of each day, I felt as though I had accomplished something. I hadnt lost any body parts and the boat had not sunk and, most importantly, I was at least a few miles further along towards reaching my goal. Only two years have passed since then but I started thinking that I no longer have the energy, stamina and willingness to take risks that I had back then. Then, after some thought, I realized that I could most certainly, with a little effort, muster up the energy and stamina, but what Im lacking is the courage to do so. That is not a pleasant revelation. Youd think a willingness to roll the dice would increase with age. After all, I have far less to lose now in the big picture than when I was 30. Unfortunately, the opposite appears to be true and before long, some of us age and become shells of our former selves.u

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16 JUNE 13, 2013 HOME DEPOTBEALLS 75College AveSun City Ctr BlvdCypress Village Blvd. (In the Old Danny Boys Location)813-633-3344 Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness. Especially if you have certain medical conditions. Choose ANY ITEM from our Breakfast Menu.......... for onlyIncludes Coffee or Beverage! We open EARLY Dine-In Only. Valid thru 6/28/13 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. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! 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. BuddyBuddy is a cute Chihuahua who was seen hanging out with his sister Trixie for several months on their own. Buddy is a little timid at first but that is to be expected with no human contact for such a long time. Once Buddy decides you mean him no harm, he will crawl up into your lap for some cuddle time. You just need patience and compassion, and you will be rewarded with his love. Buddy is neutered and current on his shots. He will be treated for Heartworm as part of his adoption. DOB: TBDPHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG GraceGrace is a very sweet little kitten, an all-white stunner, who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with a serious eye infection. Thanks to a mountain of loving care, her eye is on the mend. Grace is very curious and will play with all her other kitten friends in the kitten room. She enjoys sunning on the lanai and snoozin in the cat tower. Go see this lovely kitten and give her that forever home she really needs. Grace will be spayed, micro chipped. She has been brought current on her shots. DOB: approx. April 1, 2013. Two cats at Feline Folks seek new homesFeline Folks are seeking new homes for two cats. Milo a/k/a Miwo (above left) is about six years old and is satisfied with being an indoor cat. He doesnt try to escape through open doors and gets along well with both dogs and other cats. He has already been neutered and is very affectionate. Mr. Spock a/k/a/ Spocker (above right) is also about six years old. He had been abandoned and was scared, slow to warm up to his foster family. Once he felt safe, he loved to be petted. He is playful and likes to tease the familys pet dogs, but ignores the other cat in the house. Call Jackie Irovando at Feline Folks, 813-545-7611. Volunteers and feeders are needed, and food and monetary donations are always welcomed.Manatee Extension Service offers workshops, classes, and other eventsThe Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service is offering a variety of free educational classes in June, 2013, most of them at its Palmetto location: 1303 17th St. West. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free. Minimum workshop size is required; workshop size is limited. Register in advance online via website at http://manatee.ifas.ufl.edu or call 941-722-4524 for all workshops. Saturday, June 15 9 a.m.-Noon Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM Combo: Compost & Rain Barrel Learn how to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into useful soil amendments with details on how to set up a home compost bin. Leave with a bin to start creating your own compost. Fee for compost bin. Learn how to install, paint, and maintain a functional rain barrel. Bring your truck or car with a large trunk and leave with your own rain barrel. Start conserving today. Fee for rain barrel. Presented by Michelle Atkinson, FloridaFriendly Landscaping Coordinator. Thursday, June 20 1:30-4:30 p.m. Lowdown on Lawn IrrigationThis class satisfies the irrigation education portion of the Manatee County Outdoor Water Conservation Rebate Program. Tune up your sprinkler system, learn how to adjust the timer and sprinklers, improve uniformity, eliminate water waste, and cut costs. Presented by Lisa Hickey, Extension Agent. Saturday, June 22 9-10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hypertufa What? Make a Fun Garden Project! Make your own garden containers, fake rocks, stepping stones and decorative garden accents. This lightweight artificial stone is easy to make and has many uses. Take home the items you create in class along with the recipe to make hypertufa at home. Presented by Master Gardener Beth Komyati. This class fills up fast. Advance payment of $10 for materials due June 14 and guarantees your spot in class. Check or cash only, make checks payable to Friends of Extension. Call Extension Master Gardeners to register. Wednesday, June 26 10 a.m.-Noon Backyard Rain Gardens Building a rain garden in your backyard is easy! By following a few simple guidelines, rain gardens can easily be installed on your residential lot. By building a rain garden, you can divert your gutter water into an attractive planting bed that works like a sponge and natural filter to clean the water and let it percolate slowly into the surrounding soil. Presented by Michelle Atkinson, Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM Coordinator.

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18 JUNE 13, 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 Mary A BanayApril 6, 1921 June 3, 2013 Born in a blizzard, Mary was the only child of Arthur Leroy Allen and Emma Augusta Jacobs of Colorado Springs, Colorado. After her education at the Katherine Gibbs School in New York, NY, Mary was sent home to Colorado Springs to avoid the potential danger in New York when WWII broke out. Mary found a job at Camp Carson where she worked until the war was over, then returned to Manhattan and began her long association with noted psychiatrist Ralph S. Banay, MD, starting as his secretary and becoming his wife in 1957. She was Administrator in Chief at Greenmont-on-Hudson sanitarium, which she ran for many years. As Mrs. Ralph S. Banay, Mary traveled to Europe and Japan to attend medical conventions and as part of Dr. Banays cultural therapy program for selected patients. In later years Mary enjoyed her Chihuahua dogs, entertaining friends, and contributing to causes such as prevention of cruelty to animals, protection of the environment, and supporting Native Americans. She is survived by daughters MaryClare Pugh and Suzanne Banay Santo; and grandchildren Raymond Dean Pugh, Zoran Alexander Santo, and Zo Jasmine Santo, of Cape Coral, Florida and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Adrian Joseph Coffield passed away peacefully at 12:58 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. He was 89 years old. Adrian is survived by his wife Suzanne Townsend and her three children. Adrian worked for Grand Trunk Railroad for most of his life as an electrician in the Detroit, Michigan area. He and his wife of 61 years, Elmira LeFaive Coffield, spent their later years living in Sun City Center, Florida, where Adrian played baseball well into his sixties and also enjoyed the game of golf. Elmira passed away in 2005. Adrian is survived by their four children: Patricia Coffield Laverty, Barry Coffield, Michael Coffield and Pamela Coffield Melcher, and their spouses, nine grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren, and a sister, Eileen Sakowski of Warren, Michigan. A funeral Mass will be held for Adrian at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center on Friday, June 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. Prior to the Mass a brunch will be held in the Prince of Peace Church hall at 9:30 a.m. A private family burial will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. Arrangements made by Sun City Center Funeral Home.Betty NorbeckBetty Norbeck, born Elizabeth Mae Miller, of Kings Point died peacefully June 7, 2013 at Hospice House in Sun City Center, Florida. She was born on March 19, 1921 in Homestead, PA and was the daughter of the late Charles (Charlie) Asher and Rose Caspary Miller. She is survived by her daughter Nan Jones (Bob) of Seneca, SC; grandchildren Catherine R. of Miami Beach, FL and Douglas R. Jones (Robyn) of Alexandria, VA; and greatgrandchildren Caroline Elisabeth and Charlie R. Jones. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Curtis Charles Norbeck and her sister Mary Levy. She was a 1942 graduate of Penn State University and a member of Chi Omega Fraternity. Since she moved to Florida 35 years ago, she had participated in numerous Kings Point activities, was an avid golfer, member of Panhellenic Bridge Group and had been the corresponding secretary of the Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of the DAR. A private burial will be held in the Raleigh National Cemetery where she will be buried with her husband, Lt. Commander Curtis C. Norbeck, USNR. Memorials may be made in her name to the Tamassee DAR School, 1925 Bumgardner Dr., P.O. Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686. Zipperers Funeral Home in Ruskin is charge of the arrangements.James C. Pillow, 81, of Riverview, FL passed away June 3, 2013. He was born and raised in Centertown, Kentucky to Clyde and Lillie Pillow. He served in the army during the Korean War and was a 30-year employee of Eastern Airlines. He was predeceased by his parents Clyde and Lillie; and brothers Harvey and Clyde Jr. He is survived by children Patricia and James Jr.; sister Ovelia (Pillow) Allen; brothers Walter, Boise and Elbert; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home.Redeemer Lutheran Church car wash is June 15The car/golf cart wash that had been scheduled for June 1, benefiting the Y.E.S. boys, was canceled due to projected bad weather. The car/golf cart wash has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd. Y.E.S. is a successful program that enhances rehabilitation for boys who have been in trouble. The funds collected during the car/ cart wash will be partially matched by Thrivent Financial. In addition, the Sun City Security Patrol will conduct a golf cart registration in the church parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting on Thursday, June 13 and continuing through Saturday. Owners will be given a decal that is registered with the County Sheriffs office and the SCC Patrol Office. They called him a miracle worker. It was a miracle every time he worked. But he went to church and was so moved by the message that he went forward during the invitation and professed to be converted. His family and friends were delighted when he prayed: Dear Lord, save me and use me to Your glory. Unfortunately, he added: Im available whenever You need me to provide guidance to others who need help and direction. God does not need our advice, He needs our attention. He does not need our suggestions, He needs our service. He does not need our words, He needs our wills. He does not need our heads, He needs our hearts. More than anything, He wants our love for if we truly love Him, we will labor for Him and live for Him. He also wants us to worship Him, and if we do, we will gladly and willingly work for Him. It is only when we make a definite decision to follow Him that we will make a daily difference in His world. Jesus said, Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org. Something old is new againThe United Methodist Church opened its doors in Sun City Center in 1983. To welcome the newest congregation to the community, Prince of Peace Catholic Church gave the church a figure of Christ standing with outstretched arms. The figure, having stood for over 25 years, fell into disrepair: both arms were broken and numerous cracks appeared in the surface. Ed Stewart, congregation member, saw the statue neglected in a corner and said, I think I can restore this to its previous glory. Ed had worked in antique restoration when living in St. Louis. After months of tedious work, the statue is now on display in the Life Enrichment Center at the United Methodist Church welcoming all.VBS offered by Vaughn Street Bible ChurchThe Vaughn Street Bible Church in Gibsonton offers Son Surf Beach Bash Vacation Bible School for kids 5 through 18, from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21. The free Vacation Bible School runs nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. Kick-off for the week will be an Hawaiian-style Luau meal after morning service on Sunday, June 16. For more infomation go to www. vaughstreetbiblechurch.com or call Sandy Henderson at 813-4863130.Crossing Church presents At the MoviesThe Crossing Church will present the At The Movies message series at two locations in the Tampa Bay area every Sunday in July. Locally, the location is the Crossing Churchs SouthShore Campus at 3058 East College Ave. in Ruskin This special video message series uses some of todays biggest blockbusters to share the truth of Gods Word in a relevant way. And it is free. At The Movies will take place every Sunday in July at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Ruskin location. There will also be a Family Movie Night on Sunday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. with theater-style refreshments provided.

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JUNE 13, 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. Area Places of Worship High Tea is served at Trinity Baptist ChurchThe Trinity Womens Fellowship at Trinity Baptist Church recently gathered for High Tea. The ladies wore fine outfits and hats. Tea and delicious treats were served on china that the ladies each brought. For more information on the church, call 813-634-4228.Ruskin Aglow meets SaturdayThe Ruskin Aglow meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Palm Garden, 3850 Upper Creek Dr., Sun City Center. Come and bring a friend. Baptism Sunday at United Methodist Church of Sun City CenterOn Sunday, June 9, the United Methodist Church celebrated Baptism Sunday. The Reverend Warren D. Langer and Reverend Samuel Rorer baptized nine children and five adults, and four adults participated in Baptismal Remembrance. A celebration reception was held in Creason Childrens Center honoring all candidates, their families and sponsors.Shop early at Christmas in July Bazaar in LithiaNearly 50 vendors will sell everything from handmade gifts to home decor at the Saturday, July 27 Christmas in July Bazaar at Grace United Methodist Church at FishHawk. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at 5708 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Lithia. Items for sale include jewelry, crosses, pet supplies, honey, homemade jelly, birdhouses, handmade soaps and purses. Most of the vendors will be inside the air-conditioned church, so guests can shop in comfort. There is no entrance fee, and free door prizes will be given away. The bazaar is a fundraiser for Grace United Methodist Women (UMW). Nationally, United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. At Grace, the United Methodist Women focus on community organizations that support women, youth and children in the Lithia area and abroad. Most recently, members created packets of personal care items to send to Nicaragua for the churchs first overseas mission trip. All women are invited to attend Grace UMW meetings, which are the fourth Sunday of every month at the church. The meetings start at noon, and a free lunch is served. For more information about the bazaar and Grace UMW, visit www.mygraceumc.com or call 813-661-8858.Calvarys Kingdom Rock VBS is June 17-21Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach offers Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School, Monday through Friday, June 17-21, 2013. Kingdom Rock offers electrifying Bible adventures, heartpumping 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 concur rently. 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 813645-1305. Registrations are requested by June 10. Movie Night at the United Methodist Church brings Loves Abiding JoyOn 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. 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 813-829-7227 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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20 OBSERVER NEWS JUNE 13, 2013 1) B __ I __ __ A __ D 2) E __ R __ __ Q __ A __ E 3) T __ U __ A M __ 4) __ O __ N A __ __ 5) C __ __ L O __ E 6) __ A __ L S __ O R __ 7) F __ A __ __ F __ O O __Name That Weather Event Each of the following is a type of weather event. Fill in the blanks to name that weather event.Answers: 1) Blizzard, 2) Earthquake, 3) Tsunami, 4) Tornado, 5) Cyclone, 6) Hailstorm, 7) Flash flood COLORING PICTURE Would you like to have a hurricane named after you? One just might be. Since 1979, the World Meteorological Organization has been creating lists of names to identify hurricanes in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. There are six lists total for each ocean. The lists have 21 male and female names, which alternate. One name is selected for each letter of the alphabet except for Q, U and Z. In 2009, for example, the list for the Atlantic Ocean includes Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika and so forth. The first hurricane of the season there will be named Ana. The lists repeat every six years, and when an awful hurricane strikes like Katrina, that name is replaced. Sometimes, there are more hurricanes in a season than there are names on the list. Forecasters must then use names from the Greek alphabet, such as Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta, as happened in 2005.Hurricane Names Answers: 1) Fact, 2) Fiction, lightning is 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit, 3) Fact, thunder is the sound of lightning, 4) Fact, light travels faster than sound, so lightning may be seen before it is heard, 5) Fact, 6) Fiction, lying flat makes you a bigger target; you should get down on your hands and knees and tuck in your head, 7) Fact, you should stay away from water during a thunderstorm, 8) Fact, you should not use a corded phone or anything else electric during a thunderstorm, 9) Fact, although rare, lightning balls do occur, 10) Fiction1) Lightning kills more people than hurricanes and tornadoes. Fact or Fiction?2) Lightning is extremely hot, about 54 degrees Fahrenheit. Fact or Fiction?3) Lightning is always accompanied by thunder. Fact or Fiction?4) Lightning can be seen before thunder is heard. Fact or Fiction?5) If your hairs stand on end, lightning may be about to strike. Fact or Fiction?6) If outside, your best chance of avoiding being struck by lightning is to lie flat on the ground. Fact or Fiction?7) One of the best conductors of lightning is water. Fact or Fiction?8) Lightning can strike exterior phone lines. Fact or Fiction?9) Lightning may occur as an exploding ball. Fact or Fiction?10) You should never touch a person who has been struck by lightning because they could be carrying an electrical charge. Fact or Fiction? LIGHTNING CHAll LL ENGEMany outdoor summer plans have been ruined by thunderstorms. When it turns dark outside and lightning flashes across the sky, it is best to move inside. Lightning can be dangerous. Here are some questions about lightning. How many can you answer correctly?Fact or Fiction? Jokes and RiddlesA: You turn me on Q: What did one tornado say to the other?A: Stepping into a poodle. Q: What should you avoid after it has rained cats and dogs?

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IN YOUR BACKy Y ARD June 13, 2013THE OObB SERVER NNEWSTHE SCCSCC OObB SERVERTHE CCURRENt T WWW.OObB SERVERNNEWS.NEt T SECTION B: Classified Ads inside 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) BY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netLike Auld Lang Syne played at midnight on New Years Eve, the South Shore Chamber of Commerces June 5 afterhours Open House event was a combination of celebrating the past and looking toward the future. During the course of the twohour event many in the crowd used the word bittersweet when discussing the June 17th closing of the Ruskin chamber office at 315 U.S. 41 that has been a landmark for many years. During the event and afterward, interviews were conducted with those who made the chamber Honoring the past while preparing for the futureAfter-hours open house brings out more than 100PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOScrapbooks, photographs, postcards and many newspaper articles were part of an historical display that interested most of those who attended the June 5 event.what it was, and is today, and with those who will be directing its future. Because there are so many components to this story, it has been broken into three parts to make it easier for readers to understand.The Past: There wasnt even a Tampa Chamber of Commerce when the first Ruskin chamber was formed, said Glenn Dickman, grandson of one of Ruskins earliest founders and philanthropist, Paul B. Dickman. My grandfather came here from Missouri in 1907 when the Commongood Society was operating. This was a Socialist community, you know. He donated the land for the Ruskin Cemetery. And then around 1968, he donated the building for the Ruskin chamber. He did a lot for the community. There were many other donations of land that he made as time went on. In an interview June 7, Glenn Dickman explained that the first Dickmans to live in Ruskin sold their farm in Missouri and bought land in Ruskin that now houses developments large and small. They also helped develop Apollo Beach with the Corr family, Continued on page 2Bu

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JUNE 13, 2013 3B MONDAY TUESDAYWEDNESDAY FRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY Wacky Wednesday Burger $ 6 99 Chefs Special for DinnerSunday Brunch Artwork is for representation only. THURSDAY Chefs Special for Dinner 15% OFF Your Entre Purchase One coupon per table. Cannot be used with any other promotion. Gratuity not included. This coupon has no cash value. EXPIRES 6/30/13 YOU ASKED FOR IT! Live Entertainment7 to 11 p.m. Live Entertainment7 to 11 p.m. Nuts & BoltsMondays 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. A hush filled the room as the current chamber president, Ron Simpson, spoke about the reasons for closing the Ruskin office and talked about the chambers future. Its not like well be leaving Ruskin. Well still hold the Ruskin Seafood Festival and lots of other Ruskin events. And well continue to have many of our luncheons in Ruskin, at Destiny Church and Little Harbor and other places, he said. In an interview prior to the after-hours event, Simpson said maintaining two offices just over three miles apart didnt make good business sense. In Apollo Beach we have a lot more parking space, and a large area to hold events with a separate set of glass doors so people who attend dont have to walk through the chamber office. That large room can be used free by members and rented out to any resident to hold seminars, interviewing, training or other type of events, he said. The turn-out at the event showed that the number of members had outgrown the space. Standing-room-only was really more like a crowded elevator, with everyone having to be careful not to bump into someone else. The chamber staff said they are looking forward to all working in the same office again. Its hard to maintain the same level of camaraderie in your daily work environment going back and forth several times a week, said Executive Director Melanie Morrison. We didnt want to close the office right after the merger two years ago because we didnt want it to look like we were abandoning Ruskin. I love Ruskin, and it is with great sadness that I am leaving this building. But we have grown so much, and we need to be more organized. The rent at the Apollo Beach office is offset by Hillsborough Countys payment to maintain its Small Business Information Center there.An unexpected highlight of the event:The 50/50 Raffle that takes place at all chamber luncheons and after-hours events where ...while preparing for the futureu 50 percent of the money in the drawing goes towards support of the chambers projects for members and 50 percent to the winner of tickets purchased for the raffle. Gerald Pittman, owner of Pittman Trucking & Tractor Service, generously donated his winnings to the fundraiser in progress for the family of Kelli Kremkau who recently died of cancer. Samanthas (Kremkau) mommy recently lost her battle against cancer, said Carrie Elwell, owner of the Kids R Kids SouthShore in Kings Lake plaza off Big Bend Road. Samantha is graduating from VPK this week. It is so sad. The money will go to help her family with medical expenses, food, gas and other needs, Elwell said. The fundraiser was started by two teachers at the child care facility, Michelle Guzman and another who has asked to remain anonymous. Another (anonymous) donor has agreed to match the funds raised by the school up to $1,000, she added. Elwell was visibly touched by Pittmans generosity as she accepted the roll of tickets he had purchased. People may still donate to the fund by calling Kids R Kids at (813) 672-0400. *Both telephone numbers now used for the chamber offices will be kept at the new location. They are (813) 645-1366 and (813) 645-3808. The website is http:// southshorechamberofcommerce. org. JOBS, JOBS, JOBSBelow is the weekly listing of available jobs in the local readership area. Brought to you by The Observer News, Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSThere was standing room only at the South Shore Chamber of Commerces Open House after-hours event June 5 in the Ruskin office at 315 U.S. 41. That office will close June 17 and all operations will then take place in the Apollo Beach office, 137 Harbor Village Lane (just south of Sweetbay in the MiraBay plaza). Left, a vintage tomato crate label originally packed by Paul B. Dickman, one of the founding fathers of Ruskin.

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Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions ersonThank you St. Jude & St Anthony for prayers answered. AK rutsveet bes Log Cabin ProduceOpen all summerStop by and see us!5214 Hwy 674 Wimauma, 335983/4 mile east of Wal-Mart(813) 380-5214REMODELING ets Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Oliver Tort & Ti s GrereAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Moving sale. Apollo Beach, Dolphin Saturday, 6/14 & 6/15. 10am-? Furniture, tools, clothes, etcA Large collection of oriental & Indian items, old books, glassware, jewelry, pictures & furniture. Thursday thru Saturday, 9am-2pm. Helping Hands Thrift Shop, Hwy 301 south, 2 miles from SCC Garage/ yard sale. 1015 Bluewater Dr, SCC. Friday & Saturday, June 14 & 15. 8am-1pm. A little bit of everything. Huge yard sale. Saturday, 8am-2pm. 3711 Nazimova Ave., Ruskin. US 41 to Universal, follow signs. Rain date 6/22. See our ad on Craigslist Ministry of Calvary Lutheran ChurchCLOSED T hrift Store Building a bigger & better store to serve you.Watch us grow! No donations accepted until we are in our new building813-641-7790 st te esEntire contents of home, lots of toys, treadmill. Thursday, June 13Saturday. June 15, 10am-2pm. 907 4th Ave., SW. Ruskin. Cell: 382-7536 FurntureOak twin bed & mattress, end table, triple dresser, barely used. $400, $1700 new. 813-416-0280 ecFor sale. Electric wheel chair, medium to large size person. Fair condition, charger included. $450. obo. 813-633-1857 GortsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & nteo uy ware, etc. 813-610-5824 ots Boat slip for a 30 boat needed, covered preferred. Ruskin inlet or Apollo Beach area. Jim 813-777-0021 sortoreSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com Dock for rent, up to 50. Water & 30 amp electric included. Apollo Beach. 813-624-4939 REAL ESTATE500 Automob e Read the entire newspaper by going to Observernews.net. Community news & advertising 24/7 is only 1 click away. ousesFore902 Birdie Way, Apollo Beach. $199,500. plan. 2 large sliders open onto golf course. Split bedroom with huge closet on master side. Fenced back yard with screened lanai. Home features bamboo flooring & new porcelain tile. Owner transferred, this is not a short sale. S.L. 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une M.H. HOUSING550 RENTALS600 FLORIDA SEALED BID OFFERING800.607.6888 | MurrayWiseAssociates.comIn Cooperation with Lakeland, Naples, Plant City and Stuart INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OPEN HOUSE DATES : PROPERTY OFFERING INFORMATION DATE: Courtyard by Marriott 3725 Harden Blvd Hutchinson Island Condo Naples Condo Lake Point Terrace House Lakeland, FL 33813 honlots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. www.caribbeanisles.net cisles1@verizon.net Linda Amorosooffice 813-641-7067cell 813-789-8166 ousesforrentFor rent. Single family block home. $1,000 monthly. Fenced yard. Apollo Beach. 727-391-1121 One bedroom plus loft. Cedar interior. In country near SCC. $140 weekly plus deposit, includes basic utilities, A/C extra 813-335-2877 Apollo Beach golf course home 3br/2.5ba/2cg, split bedroom. 2.200+ st. $1,500 monthly, pets ok. 813-2857572 Sun City Center, 2br/2ba, den 1,500 sf home. All appliances included. Ready to occupy. Call 813-918-1826 tsforent2br/1.5ba, washer/ dryer hookup, screened porch, very clean. $725 monthly plus security deposit. No pets. 813-645-1801 rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 a tsforrent washer/dryer included. Suitable for low impact tenant. No smoking. No pets. Great for in home business. plus deposit, 1 yr lease. $825 monthly. 813-649-1599onosforent1br/1.5ba, furnished. 55+ all amenities. covered parking. Very clean $700 monthly 813-634-1162 DuleforentRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813-641-8400PlacestohareRoom for rent. $100 weekly. 3015 39th Ave., SE, Ruskin. Share home with 2 Christian women 813-493-3105. Private entranceMentals2br/2ba doublewide. Ruskin area. $175 weekly plus utilities & deposit. 813363-6001 M One bedroom RV on private property. 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Tile oors, newer roof and CHA, enclosed lanai, fenced backyard, tropical landscaping, PD-MU zoning. $189,500. PERFECT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME 2BR/1BA concrete block home in nice condition with metal roof, attached utility room and shed with electric in back. Just one block from river, peaceful and near everything. $59,900. NEW AFFORDABLE LISTING: 2BR/2BA SINGLE MOBILE HOME on its own lot, large screened porch, utility shed with electric, 2-car carport and small fenced area. Priced to sell. $42,500.CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Call (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough County since 1924www.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.comCelebrating 89 Years 1924 2013 Looking for experienced Realtors to join our well-established team. LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE, JOB OR HOME WISE? Come and discuss the opportunities in joining our team of real estate agents or the possibilities of working with us in getting your home sold. Call 813-645-3211 LISTED AND SOLD BY DICKMAN REALTY. Outstanding waterfront condos at Bahia Beach featuring 2BR/2BA in excellent condition with spectacular views, peace and quiet. Near pool, restaurant. Wed like to help you sell or buy. Call us at 813-645-3211 LISTED AND SOLD BY DICKMAN REALTY. Agricultural acreage with two homes, huge metal building with room to store farm equipment or big toys, 5 wells, convenient location. Do you need help selling or buying property? Just call us at 813-645-3211 PEACE AND QUIET IN COUNTRY SETTING. 3BR/2BA doublewide, almost completely furnished. Many upgrades, new A/C, New electric service, work shop, large corner lot with lots of space for kids to romp and play. 1344 SQ. FT., 1978 Bring the whole family. Cash talks! Not many look this good. Just $79,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 A STEAL OF A DEAL! Better than new. 1890 Sq. Ft. of commercial space. Doctors, Lawyers or Indian Chiefs will love the cabinetry (all custom made). Priced to sell at $224,900. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. With substantial PRIVACY ABOUNDS ON THIS 2.27 ACRES with older mobile home that needs your barn. Trees and church make quiet neighbors. CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH UNLIMITED POTENTIAL! Located a block from US 41 in Apollo Beach, on acre lot, with 3,800 sq, feet and CG zoning, property has 3 entrances from both front and back, 3 restrooms, plenty of parking spaces and could accommodate a large business or three smaller businesses, perhaps a Beauty Salon and Spa, Engineering or Real Estate company, Pet Grooming. Newer CHA and roof, new drywall, fresh paint, fenced area in back. $299,000.00 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 LAKEFRONT 3-YEARS-NEW HOME! Meticulously maintained 4BR+DEN/3BA/3 CAR GAR: This 2442 sq ft home in Ruskin has awesome curb appeal, gorgeous landscaplarge laundry room, great MBR & MBA, ceramic tiles, carpet and much more $219,000.00 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 RIVERVIEW COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY: Great location in between 3 main roads, a block from U.S. 301. House is a 2BR+Den/1BA, great room, kitchen, inside utility room, carport, security system, acre lot. 14x28 detached storage building with electric $165,000.00 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 COMMERICAL (CG) ZONING WITH A 3BR/1BA HOME with detached garage, this home has county water and county sewer is available Close to highway 41 and business locations. $185,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!! 3.7 ACRES (MOL) on the corner of 10th St. SW and Woodland Estates in Ruskin. Property has zoning for a shopping center that allows manufacturing, all engineering drawings are available to new buyers. County has already approved the plans. $324,900 KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201HOME PRICES GOING UP! LET US GIVE YOU A MARKET ANALYSIS!! For Sale by Owner2617 Yukon Cliff Dr. RuskinGorgeous 2774 sf 2009 M/I Home Barcelona Model 1-Story with 4 Bed/3 Full Bath/3 car garage + Den + Fla Room in Riverbend development. All appliances stay. Development has ponds, playgrounds, pool & comm. center being built 2013.$225,000 (813) 938-3494 for appointment

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8B JUNE 13, 2013 Raising and Lowering the FlagThe flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. Ordinarily it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset. It should be illuminated if displayed at night. The flag of the United States of America is saluted as it is hoisted and lowered. The salute is held until the flag is unsnapped from the halyard or through the last note of music, whichever is the longest.Displaying the Flag IndoorsWhen on display, the flag is accorded the place of honor, always positioned to its own right. Place it to the right of the speaker or staging area or sanctuary. Other flags should be to the left. The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags, localities, or societies are grouped for display. When one flag is used with the flag of the United States of America and the staffs are crossed, the flag of the United States is place on its own right with its staff in front of the other flag. When displaying the flag against a wall, vertically or horizontally, the flags union (stars) should be at the top, to the flags own right, and to the observers left.Parading and Saluting the FlagWhen carried in a procession, the flag should be to the right of the marchers. When other flags are carried, the flag of the United States may be centered in front of the others or carried to their right. When the flag passes in a procession, or when it is hoisted or lowered, all should face the flag and salute.The SaluteTo salute, all persons come to attention. Those in uniform give the appropriate formal salute. Citizens not in uniform salute by placing their right hand over the heart and men with head cover should remove it and hold it to left shoulder, hand over the heart. Members of organizations in formation salute upon command of the person in charge.The Pledge of Allegiance and National AnthemThe pledge of allegiance should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag, and saluting. When the national anthem is played or sung, citizens should stand at attention and salute at the first note and hold the salute through the last note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the music.The Flag in MourningTo place the flag at half staff, hoist it to the peak for an instant and lower it to a position halfway between the top and bottom of the staff. The flag is to be raised again to the peak for a moment before it is lowered. On Memorial Day the flag is displayed at half staff until noon and at full staff from noon to sunset. The flag is to be flown at half staff in mourning for designated, principal government leaders and upon presidential or gubernatorial order.When used to cover a casket, the flag should be placed with the union at the head and over the left shoulder. It should not be lowered into the grave.PUBLISHED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE COURTESY OF THE OBSERVER NEWSStandards of RespectThe Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is NOT to be used. They are: upside down only as a distress signal. desk, draping a platform, or any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top. not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard. except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations. insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind. carrying, or delivering anything. When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag, it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously. The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary. When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner. Note: Most American Legion Posts regularly conduct a dignified flag burning ceremony, often on Flag Day, June 14th. Many Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Girl Scout Troops retire flags regularly as well. Contact your local American Legion Hall or Scout Troop to inquire about the availability of this service.Displaying the Flag OutdoorsWhen the flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a window, balcony, or a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff. When it is displayed from the same flagpole with another flag of a state, community, society or Scout unit the flag of the United States must always be at the top except that the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for Navy personnel when conducted by a Naval chaplain on a ship at sea. When the flag is displayed over a street, it should be hung vertically, with the union to the north or east. If the flag is suspended over a sidewalk, the flags union should be farthest from the building. When flown with flags of states, communities, or societies on separate flag poles which are of the same height and in a straight line, the flag of the United States is always placed in the position of honor -to its own right. but none may be larger. placed above it. ways the first flag raised and the last to be lowered. When flown with the national banner of other countries, each flag must be displayed from a separate pole of the same height. Each flag should be the same size. They should be raised and lowered simultaneously. The flag of one nation may not be displayed above that of another nation. American Flag EtiquetteAs a Marine Corps veteran, it is very heartwarming to see the American flag flown in our community. A lot of good American men and women have given their lives to protect our flag. It disturbs me to see our flag improperly displayed. When you fly the American flag, you are responsible that it is flown and displayed in the proper way. The following is the United States of America Code of Etiquette, Standards of Respect. Semper Fi. Ron Budd