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Community Development Plan leads to preliminary study in AB www.ObserverNews.netAugust 1, 2013 Volume 57 Number 28THE OBSERVER NEWSPAGE 15: Warren Resen has been on the road again. Follow him through Utah and the southwest USA. PAGE 17: Theres always something to learn from Diane Alvarez about your own backyard. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 23-27PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 BY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netIts been a long time since anyone spoke of the Community Plans in South County, and many residents thought all the work they had done between 1998 and 2010 to develop the plans had gone by the wayside. But recently, things have been going on behind the scenes. For about 12 years, Hillsborough County planners from both the Development Services Department and the Planning Commission worked jointly with residents to get ideas from each community to see how residents wanted to see their areas develop. The idea was to discourage sprawl, and keep each community unique so that by the year 2025, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City, Sun City Center, and Wimauma would each have their own unique brand. The plans for each area were taken individually and worked on in open meetings and by volunteer committees which were open to anyone who lived, worked in, or owned property in the area. But after the planning stages, county money ran out, said Ed Arnold of the countys Public Utilities Department. That was in 2010. Now, a very initial first step has been taken in Apollo Beach. Arnold spoke in a telephone interview about a study that was in progress in June and July along Apollo Beach Boulevard, where subcontractors from Adams Traffic Inc. in Plant City were counting cars, bicycles and pedestrians in the 2.1-mile area between U.S. 41 and Surfside Boulevard. We were asked to do a preliminary study to determine the feasibility of a PDE, Arnold said. A PDE is a preliminary Development Environmental Assessment Study.Fear not, its only MetroconLate July in Tampa means that it is time for Metrocon, Floridas largest anime convention, now in its 11th year. Anime characters were roaming the city streets drawn to the Tampa Conventioin Center last weekend for this annual event. See more photos on page 2.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO There isnt much that can be done to widen Apollo Beach Boulevard without going into peoples private properties...Continued on page 8u New program will help feed more students after schoolBy %  KeEVInN BradyRADY kevin@observernews.netStarting this fall, thousands of additional Florida children will eat a healthy meal after school, thanks to a lobbying campaign supported by childhood hunger advocates. Florida Impact, a nonprofit group dedicated to reducing hunger and poverty in the Sunshine State, spearheaded the effort. An amendment to the Legislatures Early Learning Bill, signed into law recently by Gov. Rick Scott, clears the last administrative hurdle for the federal Afterschool Meal Program in Florida. The amendment, championed by Florida Impact, will allow hundreds of afterschool programs in the state, including many run by churches, access to federal funding to buy nutritious dinners for children. Without the amendment, afterschool programs had to be licensed and meet certain criteria to be eligible for the federal subsidy. Continued on page 7u At area Publix: I can hear you nowBy %  MItchTCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netAbigails voice rang out clearly. Not only could I hear her, I could understand her. It works? she asked, likely already knowing that it does. Its wonderful, I replied. It was wonderful because speaking with Abigail, a young woman and a cashier at the Publix in Sun City Center, was probably the first time I was able to have a normal conversation with a cashier in a grocery store. I could actually hear and understand every word she said. Auditoriums, theaters and churches are among the worst. Grocery stores are difficult but fairly straightforward you place items on the belt and you pay for them. I use a credit card because its easier than repeatedly asking the amount owed. But if questions arise, so, too, do problems. Pharmacies are a challenge and can even be embarrassing as customers line up while questions and requests from clerks go perhaps not unheard, but not understood. Drive-thru windows at fast food restaurants? Forget it its a roll of the dice. I once wasted ten minutes of my life at a drive-through restaurant in Massachusetts merely attempting to order a strawberry shake. I gave up on the tinny-sounding speaker and attempted to read the lips of the restaurant employee at the window, only to eventually learn the shake machine was out of order. Hearing loss isnt just for old people. Continued on page 14u Abigail at the SCC Publix store made good use of the hearing loop. It was the first time I have ever been able to clearly hear a cashier in a grocery store.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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2 AUGUST 1, 2013 Come One, Come All! GET CASH INSTANTLY! Were looking forward to meeting our neighbors! IF YOU CANT COME TO US, WE WILL COME TO YOU to a Precious Metals Buying Event!BUYING AUGUST 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, & 30-31Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 SCC Blvd. (SR 674) Any questions? Feel free to call Cono and Cecelia Liguori, SCC Chamber of Commerce members. 1-863-899-8048. Email: cliguori1@verizon.net $10 Bonus on all purchases over $100BONUS COUPON Paying the BEST PRICE for your Precious Metals, Gold, Currency, Costume Jewelry, etc. PERSONAL PROPERTY ESTATE PLANNING As Mosaic produces essential phosphate crop nutrients to help the world grow the food it needs, our 3,000-plus Florida employees are unwavering in our commitment to wildlife stewardship. Mosaic has pioneered wildlife relocation techniques and created prime habitats, as well as nancially supported wildlife rehabilitation and education. Weve worked with regulators to develop the largest scrub jay population in Southwest Florida; weve reclaimed numerous popular shing lakes; and we own and help fund an island sanctuary that is home to as many as 18,000 pairs of native water birds. At Mosaic, we are dedicated to the protection of local wildlife, and equally dedicated to the creation of local jobs and economic opportunities. Join in Mosaics promise at www.mosaicco.com/promise.Roseate Spoonbill Richard T. Paul Ala a Bank Bird Sanctuary Hillsborough Bay, FloridaThats our promise.Were growing a future for creatures great and small. Florida has a hard-earned reputation for being the Weird Capitol of America so, as such, it is possible that not many people who found themselves in downtown Tampa this past weekend so much as batted an eye at the cast of characters crossing streets and congregating at the Tampa Convention Center. Late July in Tampa means that it is time for Metrocon, Floridas largest anime convention, now in its 11th year. Anime is related to Japanese animation, an artistic medium which literally brings to life characters from stories and comics. As of press time, attendance numbers were unavailable but more than 8,000 people attended the convention last year and organizers were hoping for a bigger showing this year. Suffice to say that thousands of people, ranging in age from the single digits to middle and postmiddle age let out their inner anime characters over the weekend. Many of the elaborate costumes were made by hand and included props ranging from wild weapons towell, Im not sure what some of them were. Regardless, those who attended, and even some spectators, appeared to have a great time. For more information, visit www.metroconventions.com.Dont worry, it was MetroconMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS

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AUGUST 1, 2013 3 LA Fitness Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical SAVE $100Some restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 8/31/13 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The 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, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC Plaza 7 $ 99 $ 149*with purchase of complete pair of Prescription Glasses Expires 8/31/13 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 8/31/13 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 8/31/13 CR39$25* $25* with rebateon a Complete Pair of Glasses SAVE $ 100 2011 Allstate Insurance Company YMCA plan heads to County Commission Aug. 7%  penny@observernews.netAttendance was sparse at a public meeting July 22 as representatives from Hillsborough County and officials from the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA gathered comments on a plan before taking it to County Commissioners Aug, 7. Two other public meetings have been held in South County beginning in January 2012 to discuss placement of a new YMCA near Big Bend Road. There was a lot of comment at the hour-long meeting, mostly positive, although a few objections to the location and the idea of a 30-year free lease of 40 acres of county land were voiced. Plans for the proposed threephase project were outlined by Tom Looby, CEO of the YMCA and Kurt Gremley, Steve Valdez and Shorty Robbins, representing Hillsborough County. This is a public-private project like we have with the Y in Town n Country, said Robbins, who is a spokeswoman for Parks, Recreation and Conservation. We dont want to be duplicating services anywhere in the county. It doesnt make sense. Robbins explained that the countys recreation centers provided many of the same services as the Y but a big advantage to the Y is swimming, swimming lessons and water safety. Hillsborough County has the most drowning deaths of any county in the country for children under 4, said Gremley. We need to provide as much water safety education as possible any way we can. The location for the proposed facility is a 40-acre area adjacent to the Vance Vogel Park in Gibsonton; it would eventually employ 125 people, many of them teenagers getting their first job. The Y is known for giving kids their first job and teaching them to get up and go to work and love it, said Jennifer Murphy, who has been a volunteer with the Y since 1998 and on the board. It is the largest employer of teens in Hillsborough County. If passed by the Commission, the first phase would consist of three athletic fields; a single-court covered open gym; a pavilion with restrooms, storage and concessions; a playground; site grading, utilities, drainage; parking; permits; and design; all at a cost of about $3.5 million. Of that, $2 mil would be provided by the county and $1.5 mil by the Y and the land lease would be free. This phase should be completed by April 2015.Next would come two multipurpose athletic fields and a second air-nasium court (open gym) at a cost of about $400,000 of YMCA funds, to be completed by April 2016.Last would be an aquatics center, a starter multi-purpose family facility followed by an expanded facility as funds allow. The estimated cost of this is about $5 mil of Y funds to be completed in 2016 or 2017, based on what funds are available. The Advisory Board should be under way by December 2013 and eventually we should have a 12-member Leadership Council, Looby said. Paul Burke is an educator who works at Eisenhower Middle School. The Y has a Teen Achievers Program that came in and helped us with kids in dropout prevention and really turned them around, Burke said. Woodrow Wadsworth made the comment that There is no greater investment a community can make than in its children, and the YMCA has always been about kids. Rick Hancock thought having a full-service YMCA in the area could hurt small businesses that offer the same services, like afterschool programs (dance, karate, martial arts, arts and more). Mary Beth Sultenfuss, owner of the Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club objected to the county removing what she described as prime real estate off the tax rolls and supplying money to the Y to begin the project. But the major objection was location, as some in the audience said Wimauma and Ruskin were areas that needed such a facility because the Riverview developments closest to the proposed location had large community centers that were lacking in the more rural areas. Alan Witt, president of Hillsborough Community Colleges South Shore campus, said when HCC was first planned, people also objected to its location.They said we wouldnt have 400 students where we are, Witt said. But we started with 1,600 and now we have more than 6,000.The consensus of the small crowd of probably about 80 was that if you build it, they will come. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSRepresentatives of Hillsborough County and the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA brought handouts, facts and figures, plenty of speakers and maps and preliminary plans to a sparsley attended public meeting at East Bay High School July 22. The two plan a public-private partnership to build a new YMCA on Big Bend Road if it is approved by County Commissioners Aug. 7. SHORTY ROBBINS

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ADDITIONAL CHARGES MAY APPLY 10%DiscountAsk for details DONA T E !CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS, RVs Please Help FightFULL Y T A X D E D U CTIB L E RECEIVE BLUE BOO K V ALU E8007 1 4-3 5 7 5 American Childr en s SocietyFlorida Reg. #CH11978 An IRS Recognized Non-Pro t 501(c)3 OrganizationMaking a difference for a child!We also accept collectibles, appliances, furniture, etc.R ecei pts o n the s p ot & IRS forms sent directly to you!F AST & F R EE PICK U PV ehicles Running or Not NO Restrictions SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Word: Paragraph and Advanced Formatting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 12:30 p.m. Learn paragraph formatting from setting margins to line spacing and how to create bulleted and numbered lists. Tabs, headers and footers, numbering and inserting page numbers, page borders. Previous experi ence with Microsoft Word is recommended. Limit: 20. Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Ages 13-18. Captain Jack Sparrows latest movie adventure will require the tear of a mermaid to help him find the elusive Fountain of Youth. Rated PG-13, 136 minutes. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. No-Fuss Foods Friday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. Cooking delicious and nutritious meals does not need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Join Rowena Sjovall, of No-Fuss Foods, as she demonstrates how to make easy, nutritious meals. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Cosplay Ball Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. Come dressed as a popular Anime, Manga, Comic Book, or Video Game character for a night of Anime-themed fun, music, games, and prizes. There will be a special contest for the best costume. Advance tickets are available and ticketholders are entered into a special raffle contest. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Library Mouse and Keyboard Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 12:30 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 no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Adult / Teen Painting Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor Bruce Marsh for this two part painting class which meets on Tuesday August 6 and Tuesday August 13. Polish up on your painting techniques and create an art project to take home. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Lim it: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit: 15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Mah Jong Club Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Aug. 7 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 us questions! Managing Media Thursday, Aug. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Limit: 20. Flower Arrangement Workshop Thursday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. Learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements. State accredited instructor Joan Lawhead will lecture on the basic elements of flower ar ranging. Participants will be given the opportunity to create their own floral arrangement to take home. Seating Limit: 20. Flowers and containers will be provided. Participants should bring scissors and garden clippers, if possible. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com.

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AUGUST 1, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5Registration for Rec2Six Childrens Program begins Aug. 5Online registration for new participants in Rec2Six, an afterschool care program for children in grades k-5, begins at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug.5, 2013. In addition to registering online, parents or guardians can enroll their child at participating Rec2Six locations Monday through Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m. Locally, registration for the Rec2Six program is available at these centers: The start date for the Rec2Six program is Tuesday, Aug. 20. Rec2Six is offered by the Hillsborough County department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, and joins Americas movement to raise a healthier generation of kids by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices through physical activity and nutrition education. For more information, contact one of the above centers, or visit www.rec2six.org.Free back-toschool physicals & immunizations immunizations will be offered in Appointments are required. This opportunity is part of a program co-sponsored by Hillsborough County Public Schools of Hillsborough County. Free school physicals are available to any child entering a Florida school for the first time in grades kindergarten through 12. Parents or legal guardians must accompany their children at all times and immunization records are required for children to receive free immunizations. No Head Start or day care physicals will be available. For more information on other locations or to schedule an apLast week for TSS Youth Sailing The last week for summer sailing at the Tampa Sailing Squadron in Apolfish. New sailors start sailing with the fun in fundamentals and experienced sailors fine-tune their skills, because sailing better is faster and more fun. Sailing fosters responsibility, teamwork, and awareness of others and the environment. Sailing builds bonds across generations and geography and skills and friendships that can last a lifetime. TSS Youth Sailing is affordable. For more information, visit www.tssyouthsailing.org. 100 free backpacks to be given awaypurchase necessary. The backpacks will be handed out at the Verizon store at 205 Apollo All school-age children K-12 are welcome; the student must be present to receive the backpacks. the community that has helped them succeed. Little League legacydefeated season. His team, which went on to win the County Champion36 and 0. One of the best players on that team was Steves son Marc, who went Marc now coaches his son Riley, who in 2013 led hisdogs, to a County Championship. This is a family that spans three generations with Little League. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. quire the tear of a mermaid to help him find the elusive Fountain of Youth. Rated PG-13, 136 minutes. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen Night Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anime on the large projector screens. Family Story Time Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 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. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years with adult, will join Art Instructor, Nicole Lamothe, creating an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Saturday, Aug. 3 at 11:30 a.m. and create an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Cosplay Ball Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. Game character for a night of Anime-themed fun, music, games, and prizes. There will be a special contest for the best costume. Advance tickets are available and ticketholders are entered into a special raffle contest. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Library. Baby Time Monday, Aug. 5 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 10:05 a.m. and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 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, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 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. Drum Magic Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. circle. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk. Adult / Teen Painting Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. meets on Tuesday August 6 and Tuesday August 13. Polish up on your painting techniques and create an art project to take home. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Inby a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.Bingorama Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. tions of it are just a few of the bingo-themed games to play at your 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, Camp Bayou holds Back to School / Back to Nature event cards arrive in the coming school days, youngsters in South County are invited to go to a beautiful summer morning filled with learning that is fun and check off some school supplies in the process. a.m.noon. The event is free. Registered families will visit several nature stations where they will learn something about frogs, fossils, forests or other natural topics. children will be given a free school supply item. For a possible extra bonus, children will be given a free raffle ticket after their family signs in at the registration table. Tickets will be drawn every 30 minutes for other items, including backpacks, journals, lunch bags, and more. As in past years, registration is requested but may be done for free online at www.campbayou.org educators to leave materials they no longer need or pick up something new. Teachers can also learn about field trips to the Nature Center or Fossil Museum, upcoming teacher professional workshops, League of Florida Master Naturalist Program updates. Teachers who sign up for the e-newsletter will receive a goody bag of items to help in the classroom. Organizations that will be participating in this years event include: Conservation Center Network ida tors in Florida A drink cooler will be on hand to help keep participants hydrated with free cups of water at the Camp formation about Center programs, activities and events. This year the Plant City Lions Club will have a collection box at the table if you have any old eyeglasses, sunglasses or hearing aids that youd like to donate to a worthy cause. Center is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, supporters and grants, the pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families. Monthly canoe tours are now available by reservation only. Check the online calendar for trip dates. The Center is open from ThursdaySatrecreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is free.

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6 AUGUST 1, 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 ........... Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister ... Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers In todays world there are plenty of chances for conflict. From the minute we leave home in the morning until we return at night, it seems that there is almost always someone who is unhappy and, as a result, wants to fight. Random violence on our highways keeps climbing, and authorities warn that we should not react in a negative manner to the person who cuts us off in traffic because that driver may just pull a gun and shoot us. Most sane people dont like conflict. I must admit there are some who seem to take pleasure in it but, for most of us, it is something we avoid. The problem is that even the sane people who get things done the movers and shakers in life tend to find themselves faced with a conflict situation more often than they like, and find the conflict governing their actions rather than their actions governing the conflict. Before the bell signals round one of the fight and we go to the center of the ring, we should ask ourselves some questions. If we do, we will find that we may By William Hodges decide to avoid the conflict or, if we do choose to get into it, we will be better prepared to handle it. The questions are: is my opponents social status or economic power? How often will I have to deal with this individual? It is one thing to choose to get into the ring with a stranger and another to fight with your boss or coworkers. really about? Many times what we identify as the problem is only a symptom of a deeper underlying difficulty. Keep in mind that many fights get started for unrelated causes. As an example, someone snaps at you on the job because of a fight they just had with someone else. Think before you snap back. win? Before we become involved in any conflict, it is important to know how much is on the table. Forces not directly involved with the conflict and that have no connection with our adversary may sit on the sidelines and judge our actions during the conflict. give to these people? time and place for the conflict? comfortable environment and the best possible timing. staying power to go all ten rounds. How long will the conflict last? It is important to determine how long a conflict may last, and whether we are willing to exert the energy to see it to its conclusion. If we ask ourselves these six questions each time a conflict situation arises, we will choose more times than not to avoid the fight and stay out of the ring. However, when we do choose to fight, we will have a much better chance of winning, because we will have made a rational decision about whether its worth the risk. 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.comPositive Talk: When conflict rings, do you answer the bell?Tampa Bay Water seeks input through online survey munity input on the regions future drinking water supply as it updates The agency is asking residents, businesses and community groups to complete an online survey at www. The survey will be available until Aug.23, 2013. input on seven future water project concepts, source water protection and regional water efficiency efforts. Community participation is a critical element to everything we ple in the region receive our drinking water through our member governments. It is important for those residents to have a say in the planning Updated every five years, this 20year plan takes into account more than what the agency can build. The holistic approach to understanding the capabilities of its current system, helping its members with water efficiency programs, adhering to regulatory requirements for water quality and protecting regional drinking water sources. The long-term plan studies the current water supply system to determine if there are operational efficiencies that could yield additional water supply. It also identifies potential water supply projects that could meet the future drinking water needs of the Tampa Bay region. For more information on the Longticipate in the process, visit www. Hillsborough County will host the first in a series of public forums to gain input as part of a communitywide effort to foster job creation and retention through strategic investments in transportation. The first public forum will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at County Center, 26th floor, Confer ence Rooms A and B. County Center is located at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. The Transportation for Economic -Public forum on transportation scheduled for Aug. 6ty initiative will develop a roadmap for transportation improvements to enhance the communitys ability to successfully compete in the economic marketplace. Tampa and Temple Terrace; Hillsborough County Commissioners; and the Chair of Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) is meeting monthly to identify where, what and how to pay for transportation improvements that will stimulate jobs. Through a parallel path, these monthly public forums allow the community to consider the same information and provide valuable feedback to policymakers. All meeting facilities are accessible in accordance with the Americans necessary accommodations will be provided with a 48-hour notice. For more information, call Steve Valdez, Citizen Services Manager, 813-2725275. TTY: 301-7173.

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AUGUST 1, 2013 7 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: TUES., AUG. 6 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., AUG. 9 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., AUG. 13 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., AUG. 16 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! Bring this ad and receive a$200 Discounton a standard package until August 19, 2013 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows That was an exclusion that not many church afterschool programs were able to meet, said Sandi Vaughn, of the United Methodist Church Association of Preschools. Now that the amendment has passed, she said, We can feed a lot more hungry children. Thousands of children will benefit. Florida ranks 12th in the nation in food hardship, according to Florida Impact. In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Agriculture determined that 29.2 percent of American families with children are struggling with hunger. A nutritious afterschool meal is not just about hunger, Vaughn said. If children are hungry, they cannot learn. As adults, we know you cant function when you get hungry. For some of these children, their evening meal is whatever is on the dollar menu at McDonalds, so at least with this program they are getting healthy food. The county provides more than 8,000 meals when school is out through the Summer Food Service Program. Theres no doubt there are a lot of kids who need it, said Brandons Amy Carrier, who oversees the program. And from what I have seen from the state, there are a lot fewer children in the summer food program than there are kids getting free and reduced meals at schools, so there are even more kids that need it. With a menu heavy on vegetables, fruit, grains and protein, the summer food program has the same goal as the afterschool food program: making sure children get a healthy meal at least once a day. My guess is the meals are better than many of the children are getting at home, Carrier said. Congress expanded the federal Afterschool Meal Program in December 2010 to address hunger and under-nutrition among children who dont receive a balanced meal except at school. The program reimburses schools and nonprofits $3.08 for each nutritious supper provided in after school programs in low-income neighborhoods, allowing up to 15 percent to be used for administrative costs. However, bureaucratic and administrative hurdles delayed the program in Florida. The amendment crafted by Florida Impact erased the last of those hurdles. It was inserted into the Early Learning Bill that had strong bipartisan support in Tallahassee. It was an agonizing process, said Dr. Debra Susie, Florida Impacts executive director. You pass a law, but that is not the end of it. The administrative agency has to write up a set of rules to implement the law. Prior to the amendment, after school programs were required to secure a full childcare license, even though this is not required by the federal program, she said. The amendment was the last major battle in a two-year campaign to implement the Afterschool Meal Program in Florida. Previously, Florida Impact helped eliminate a requirement that some nonprofit afterschool programs, otherwise eligible for the federal Afterschool Meal Program, would need a food and safety inspection. Adding 10 words to the Department of Health reorganization bill, which passed in the state Legislature in March, eliminated this hurdle. Some afterschool programs also cited dual paperwork as a deter rent to signing up. Florida Impact organized a coalition of the states health and agriculture departments, along with Broward County Schools, the nations sixth largest school district, to help streamline that process. We decided that rather than go with state legislation, which is a big deal, we would try to work this first through the rule promulgation process with no legislators, just state administrators, Susie said. However, after waiting for two years for Florida to clear all the barriers to implementing the Afterschool Meal Program, Florida Impact decided to go directly to the Legislature to erase the final barrier: requiring a full childcare license. Tucking away just a few words in the Early Learning Bill took care of the problem, Susie said. An estimate of how many children will benefit from greater access to the Afterschool Meal Program can be determined by the number currently using the states afterschool snack program, with many more nonprofits expected to jump on board in the coming year, Susie said. Just using the 29,265 children attending those sites currently, there is the potential of serving 5.2 million suppers over 180 days of the school year, which translates into approximately $16 million for the states nonprofits operating afterschool programs in the lowincome communities of Florida.New program will help feed more students after school Anyone 18 and younger can get a breakfast and lunch at no charge, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the schools summer program. No proof of finances is required. For information on the county program, call (813) 272-5160 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org. For information on the school program and to find out if a neighborhood school is participating, call (800) 622-5985 or visit www.summerfoodflorida.org. Apollo Beach Recreation Center, 664 Golf & Sea Blvd., Apollo Beach Windermere Boys & Girls Club, 2902 Windermere Oak Lane, Riverview Riverview Boys & Girls Club, 6809 Krycul Ave., Riverview Gardenville Recreation Center, 6219 Symmes Road, Gibsonton Apollo Beach Elementary, 501 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach

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8 AUGUST 1, 2013 Adogable PetsPet Supplies & Grooming Salon(813) 419-4972 Mobile Grooming & More (813) 300-7902Please call for grooming appointmentswww.adogablepets.com Natural and Holistic Foods and Treats D.I.Y. CLINIC last Thursday of every month, 5 to 6 p.m. Hot Summer NightsSPECIAL FOR 2 2 for $39992 Soup or Salad2 Entrees Choose from: 2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of Wine Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin813-440-4576 Ext. 2Brand New BrunchEvery Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. LIMITED TIME ONLY, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND 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. Karney Karney is a spunky little Chihuahua/Terrier mix. She has bounced around from carnival worker to carnival worker due to no fault of her own. Karney is a happy gal who loves to zip around the play yard like a jack rabbit. She also enjoys sitting on the bench for some one-on-one time. Karney seems to be fine with dogs her size, too. If you have space in your heart and home, go meet this little gal! As part of her adoption, Karney will be spayed, microchipped. She has been brought current on her shots. DOB: October 2, 2012. PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgGC.A.R.E. Pets of the Week TuckTuck is a dark gray tabby kitten with white chest who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Nip, Wolfie and Buddy. His mom is a beautiful tabby herself, named Angie. Tuck loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter, and is quite a charmer but he would like to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go see this handsome guy and tuck him into that forever home. Tuck has been spayed and microchipped and he is current on his shots. DOB: Sept. 2, 2012. Weve been collecting data, Arnold said. And were looking at the wish list submitted by residents to see how much of it could actually be done if we had the money. The wish list to which he refers is available at http://www. docstoc.com/docs/39833294/ APOLLO-BEACHCOMMUNITY-PLAN in case readers want to view it in its entirety. Basically, the community plan deals with things like community character; public facilities; roads and traffic; future development and retrofitting of older structures, especially in business districts; strengthening community associations; and attracting economic growth. But there are other things on Apollo Beachs plan as well which the county cannot address, Arnold explained. People want things like underground utilities and golf cart lanes along the boulevard, and they dont realize those things cant be done by the county, he said. These things must go through various departmental agencies including the Florida Department of Transportation, and some even require legislative action. Usually Public Works deals with things like intersection improvement, but has dealt with many issues it doesnt usually Traffic study in Apollo Beachu study, Arnold said. The small stretch of roadway has 160 properties on it. There are so many parcels that even collecting the preliminary data is an expansive project, he said. After the preliminary study, the county will have to do a fullblown PDE, Arnold added. But there may not be money for that at this time. There isnt much that can be done in the way of widening the boulevard without going into peoples private properties, so mostly the work would have to concentrate on curb and gutter and median changes, he said. The boulevard is a very tightly constrained area, he said. John Healey, a planner with the Development Services Department for many years who has worked on all the community plans in South County, is familiar with the Apollo Beach plan and the constraints of the boulevard. We have to assess the existing conditions before we can go into anything more, he said. We may get to see the results of the preliminary study go in front of the board (County Commissioners) in August. Improving the boulevard is only one of many projects in the Apollo Beach plan that people want to see happen. So even if residents dont see or hear much about all the planning work they did, they can be assured the county has not forgotten them and is visiting every request and weighing what can actually be done against how much money is coming as dollars are released into the budget, Healey said. PENNENNY FLETLETCHERHER PHOTOHOTOAdams Traffic Inc., a subcontractor of Hillsborough County Public Works Department, performed a preliminary study counting bicycles, pedestrians and vehicles traveling on Apollo Beach Boulevard in June and July as a first step in examining the cost of implementing the Apollo Beach Community Plan.

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10 OBSERVER NEWS AUGUST 1, 2013 Ribbon cutting in Apollo BeachIn July the Riverview Chamber of Commerce held a coffee and ribbon cutting for Artful Conceptions, a full-service residential interior design firm located at 200 Frandorson Circle, Suite 104 in Apollo Beach. For more information, call 941-539-4322. Apollo Beach stylists join NV Salon and SpaAmy Burness, left, and Krissy Burks, formerly of Apollo Beach, have join the staff at NV Salon and Spa, 13107 U.S. 301 in Riverview. Both stylists are Redken trained. Amy, an educator for Bosley Professional Strength, has a passion to help people with fine, thinning hair. Krissy trained at the Aveda school. NV Salon is open MondaySaturday. For more information, call 813-374-9224. Bookkeeping workshop offered at Apollo Beach ChamberA free business workshop on Bookkeeping Essentials will be offered by the Small Business Development Center of Hillsborough County on Wednesday, August 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce in Apollo Beach. This workshop provides instruction on how to maintain necessary records, accounts receivable/payable, payroll, sales taxes and other procedures. In addition, business consultants are available every Wednesday at the SouthShore Chamber to provide free one-on-one consulting. The SouthShore Chamber is located at 137 Harbor Village Lane in Apollo Beach. For more information or to register for the workshop and/or consulting, visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/sbic.Women 55+ work on mind, body and spirit at seminar seriesIn a society that values youth and productivity, how can women continue to add to, not subtract from, their lives as they age? Sometimes called The Third Act a time of transition into older adulthood women often struggle with where they are on their life journey. The Centre for Women on Hyde Park Avenue in Tampa is offering a three-part series for women ages 55 and older to explore topics which impact their selfconcepts. Body segment, Tuesday, Aug. 20 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Movement is the basic sign of life. Eat less/move more. Simple, right? Yet the population is gaining weight and getting larger and larger. What is going wrong? Why cant we control our eating and activity levels? We will teach you what you can do to rewrite your future. Only you can take care of you! This segment will: activities Mind segment, Tuesday, Aug. 27 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can turn your dreams into an exciting and empowering plan of action using the power of choice and values-based decision making. In this highly interactive segment, participants create a short-term plan for Third Act goals such as relationship building, well-being, encore careers and pursuits as we explore strategies to overcome fears and road blocks to success. This segment will: niques trol of our lives Spirit segment, Tuesday, Sept. 3 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. As women age, we find ourselves challenged to revitalize our spirits and create a new attitude. Life presents unforeseen obstacles such as losses through divorce or death, empty nests as children and grandchildren no longer have the same needs for our attention. We may have lost jobs or retired; or said farewell to homes due to relocation or foreclosure. Our social scene and support network often change as our priorities take new directions, and we struggle to find a place where we truly belong. This segment will: The Third Act is $45 for all three segments, $20 per segment. To register, go to tinyurl.com/observer-workshop. For more information, call 813-251-8437. The Third Act is a three-part workshop series for women 55+ who seek to make the most of this time in their lives. O dds of a child becoming a professional athlete: 1 in 16,000 Odds of a child being diagnosed with autism: 1 in 88 To learn more of the signs of autism, visit autismspeaks.org No words by 16 months. No babbling by 12 months.Some signs to look for: No big smiles or other joyful expressions by 6 months. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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College Ave.Corner of 21st St. S.E. and S.R. 674645-4900 PAY DAY LOANSup to $500and Great Rates on Check CashingSe Habla EspaolMonday Saturday m.Were also yourBILL PAYMENT CENTERACCEPTING BILL PAYMENTS FOR OVER 300 COMPANIES!Tax-Free Weekend: Aug. 2-4Funds advanced against your next paycheck. $100 to $500FREEMoney OrdersPre Paid NEXIS Visa Card RIVERVIEW LOCATION ONLY:Your 1st Loan isFREEand every 5th Loan is FREE Bayada caregivers enter my home with www.bayada.comAccredited by Community Health Accreditation Program, the leader in home care acreditation Patients ALWAYS have a choice for their Health Care Serving the Sun City Area since 2008 Private Duty Services (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 Guess what? Theyre back. Im referring to new and very deep potholes on Sun City Center Plaza. When I took this position three years ago (yes, its been that long!), I knew I would face a host of challenges. You cant run a non-profit organization that supports over 450 businesses without a few headaches along the way. Trying to get all of those businesses moving in the same direction is much like herding cats, but with worse results. Still, its an honor to represent these wonderful, hardworking people and to support their efforts. But I digress. The biggest chal lenge I have faced in this position is the pothole situation on the road that runs from S.R. 674 to the post office. Every year around this time, we have one or two visitors a week come to the Chamber to ask who is responsible for having the road fixed. As the holes get deep enough to swallow a Mini Cooper and burp up a golf cart for change, the visitors become several a day and the inquiries become more demanding that we, the Chamber, do something. Since new holes are being creat ed, its time for my annual expla nation of this situation. Unfortunately, the road is still technically owned by the trustee of the old WCI, who went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The road should have been discharged in the bankruptcy, but it wasnt. The County has declined to take it over and fix it. It is one of the most frustrating situations I have ever personally had to deal with. A study by an engineering firm showed that fixing the road will cost tens of thousands of dollars. The piping under the road that handles run-off rainwater is seriously compromised and the entire road needs to be dug up and the piping replaced. Its an enor mous expense our local small businesses cant afford, even if they all pool together. Not to mention, whoever steps up and fixes this road assumes liability for future main tenance issues. This means that, while we are all in agreement that SOMETHING has to be done before someone is seriously injured, a solution to finding a funding source is an elusive thing. Two years ago, a local paving company donated its time and materials to fix the road. Last year, someone anonymously patched new holes. I am currently working with anyone and everyone to get the newest holes patched. This will be, however, another bandaid, and we will have this issue to face again next year. We understand everyones frustration and justifiable anger that the holes are still there. We also understand that you are tired of hearing from everyone it isnt our responsibility and were working on it. But the truth of the matter is, there is no one who is directly responsible and we are ALL working on it. In the meantime, be aware the potholes are there, drive slowly and carefully, and take an alternate route if you can. By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: My annual explanation RUSKIN BR ANCH LI BR A R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Bring an iPad/iPhone and operation questions to the class. Will demonstrate how to install the required software for eBooks, open an Apple account, and how to download an eBook to the device. Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Excel I is recommended. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. Learn about functions and formulas and how to use them in calculations. Excel II is recommended.

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My 84-yearold mother is still a capable driver, but she has declined a little in recent years and could definitely use some help. Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, With more and more Americans driving well into their 70s, 80s and beyond, there are lots of tips, tools and programs available today to help elderly seniors drive safer and longer. Here are several that may help. Schedule an eye exam: Because about 90 percent of the information necessary to drive is received through our eyes, this is a good first step in ensuring your mom’s driving safety. So get your mom’s eyes checked every year to be sure her vision is up to par. Check her meds: Does your mom take any medicine or combination of medicines that could impair her driving? A new resource that can help with this is Roadwise Rx, an online assessment tool at roadwiserx.com that provides personalized feedback on how the medications your mom is taking can impact her safety behind the wheel. Evaluate her driving: A doit-yourself driving assessment is a simple way to help your mom get a handle on her driving abilities and vulnerabilities. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has some great resources on their website to help with this. Just go to seniordriving.aaa.com, click on “Evaluate Your Driving Ability,” then on “Self-Rating Tool,” and have her take the Drivers 65-Plus self-rating exercise. Then, click on “Interactive Driving Evaluation” and download the AAA Roadwise Review. This is a free confidential online screening tool that will test her vision and reaction time, which are very important for safe driving. Take a refresher course: AARP and AAA both have older driver refresher courses that can help your mom brush up her driving skills, and learn how to manage and accommodate common agerelated changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Taking a class may also earn her a discount on her auto insurance. To locate a class contact your local AAA (aaa. com) or AARP (aarp.org/drive, 888-227-7669). Most courses cost under $20 and can be taken in the classroom or online. Another good resource to look into is CarFit. This is a free assessment program that will help your mom adjust her vehicle for a better fit, making it easier and safer to drive. CarFit events are held around the country in select locations. See car-fit.org to look for one near you. Get a professional assessment: If your mom needs some extra help, consider getting a professional assessment done by a driver rehabilitation specialist. They will evaluate her driving ability and test for things like reaction time, decision-making skills, as well as how well she and her car fit together, pinpointing trouble areas and offering solutions. This type of assessment can cost several hundred dollars. To locate a professional, contact the Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (driver-ed.org, 866-672-9466) or the American Occupational Therapy Association (www.aota.org). Make some adjustments: Recognizing vulnerabilities and adapting her driving habits to compensate for them can go a long way in helping keep your mom safe and driving longer. Some simple adjustments include not driving after dark or during rush hour traffic, avoiding major highways or other busy roads, and not driving in poor weather conditions. It’s also good to know if there are any older driver’s license renewal provisions in your mom’s state, which you can get by calling her nearby driver’s license office or at iihs.org/laws/olderdrivers.aspx. When to quit: If it gets to the point that your mom’s driving isn’t safe anymore and she needs to quit, The Hartford Financial Services Group and MIT AgeLab provides online resources and free publications like “We Need to Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers” that you can access at safedrivingforalifetime.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 Help Seniors Extend Their Driving Years THE SAVVY SENIOR By Jim Miller Kelly Emerson, left, and Gary Garbelman will be featured when The KEGG appears Aug. 10 at the Rollins Theater. The KEGG comes to the Rollins Aug. 10 The Rollins Theater in SCC is ready to rock and roll on August 10 when the Performing Arts Company presents the next show in its “Cool Summer of Red Hot Entertainment” series. The public is invited to attend all shows at the Rollins Theater. On Saturday, Aug. 10, The KEGG rolls into the Rollins with their classic rock show and more. The KEGG, composed of pop duo Gary Garbelman and Kelly Emerson, is comfortable with electrified rock music and acoustic country songs. They even feature a nod to Sinatra as well as a touch of jazz and the blues in their varied repertoire. THE K.E.G.G. will be presented at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets for each show are $10 and are available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk, which will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, or via credit card by calling 813-220-7913. For further information and details on all shows call the ticket line or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompanySCC.org. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W. Upcoming Events Monday Night ...................6 p.m. Bingo. Free hot dogs. Tuesday Night ...................$1 draft beer all day. Friday Night ..................... 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Free hot dogs, .................................................. starting Aug. 2. Saturday, Aug. 3 ...............No dinner. 6:30 p.m. music by Calvin O Sunday ..............................$1 draft beer all day. Free hot dogs ............................................ during NASCAR For more information, call (813) 645-2922. \026\031\027\017\015\022\003\032\012\033\003\024\023\027\030\003T\($*\ Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, July 25 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 Fish & Chips 4:30 7 p.m. Treasure Chest 7:30 p.m. Music by Sun Coaster 7:30 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 Crew Games in Lounge, 6 p.m. free hot dogs. 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Schedule a tour of our New MEMORY CAREand receive a complimentary copy of Alzheimers Basic Caregiving: an ABC Guideby author Kathy LaurenhueCall (813) 634-3347 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FLSunTowersRetirement.comAssisted Living Facility #4991 OF Today, up to 48 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss, yet only one in five of those who would benefit from hearing aids actually have them. But as technology advances, so do the benefits and the number of people taking advantage of them. Increasingly, hearing loss is showing up in new populations including teenagers and in veterans who have returned from active duty. Hearing loss is an invisible disability. No one can see it and sometimes repeating what wasnt heard or understood in the first place doesnt help. The common response to my standard, Im sorry, Im hearing impaired, could you repeat that? is often followed by, Oh, thats okay. Left untreated, hearing loss can result in a host of problems, not the least of which are feelings of isolation and, eventually, the increased possibility of clinical depression. As a growing public health issue, hearing loss is third in line behind heart disease and arthritis in frequency among Americans. My hearing loss is significant but my hearing aids are of the latest technology and, to me, are a miracle. Yet churches, auditoriums, theaters and even the ability to understand a cashier in a noisy grocery store are all things that are often beyond their capabilities. That isnt necessary. As Abigail at the Sun City Center Publix store so wonderfully demonstrated, nor mal, everyday communication is possible for the hearing impaired. Inductive hearing loops are not new and are considered basic technology. It is not rocket science but the benefits are immeasurable for those suffering from hearing loss. At the Sun City Center Publix, and in two other stores in Florida, the company is testing hearing loops on one aisle (aisle 8 in Sun City Center), at the customer ser vice desk and at the pharmacy. As of press time, Publix was unable to respond to questions about how long the test will continue or whether the program will be rolled out to other stores. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, the United States lags behind other developed nations in the implementation of hearing loops but progress is slowly being made. In Sarasota County, nearly a dozen theaters were equipped with hearing loops for those wearing hearing aids, and made hearing devices available to those with some hearing loss but without hearing aids. Earlier this year, Amtrak installed hearing loops at ticket and customer service desks in New York and Washington and a handful of area churches have installed loops, as has Community Hall in Sun City Center. Virtually all modern hearing aids and cochlear implants have the capability of working with hearing loops. Most people would think the last place that would need inductive hearing loops would be movie theaters, with incredibly loud sound systems with booming bass notes that can vibrate the stadium seating. But for many hearing impaired people, the volume, coupled with echoes, results in hearing nothing but deep, muddy noise. Although some movie theaters have installed hearing loops, they remain relatively few, thus those without are potentially cutting off the big screen experience for millions of would-be moviegoers. As a result, the growing population of people suffering from the seemingly invisible disability of hearing loss is potentially costing some businesses money. For businesses, the installation of hearing loops can range from just over a thousand dollars to more than ten thousand dollars, depending upon the nature and size of the site. At the Kings Crossing Publix in Sun City Center, the loops are specifically localized and a hearing impaired person must stand within a few feet of the universal symbol depicting the availability of the loop. Such installations on an individual store level would generally be less expensive, although in the case of Publix, with a large number of stores, it would incur significant cost for implementing loops across the company. But for a hearing impaired customer, the results are priceless. The hearing loop allows the voice of the cashier, pharmacist or customer service representative to be piped directly into the hearing aids, greatly reducing background noise while increasing clarity. It brings with it the somewhat rare possibility of normal communication for the hearing impaired, where it would otherwise be impossible. Dr. Heather Untied-Leonard, an audiologist with Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, directed the project at Publix. Dr. Leonard has experience in the community as, according to her bio, she completed her fellowship at Physicians Choice Hearing and Dizziness Center, with an office in Sun City Center. The two other Publix test stores are located in Lakeland and in The Villages. According to Shirley Nauman of the Sun City Center chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, whether or not Publix expands the availability of hear ing loops in their stores depends upon the feedback received from customers in the three test stores. Survey brochures are available at the customer service desk or online at www.tinyurl.com/observerpublix. Back in Sun City Center, Abigail was knowledgeable about the system and seemed gratified that it was appreciated. She has a beautiful voice and it was a pleasure to actually hear it. For my next grocery-shopping trip, Ill be waiting in line on aisle 8. For more information about hearing loss, visit the Hearing Loss Association of America at www.hearingloss.org or the Sun City Center chapter at www.hlascc.comAt area Publix: I can hear you now The Publix store in Sun City Center is one of three stores in which the company is testing hearing loops, technology that allows a cashiers voice to be transmitted directly into hearing aids, vastly improving clarity while re ducing background noise. The loops are located on aisle 8, at the customer service desk and at the pharmacy.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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I was a mere staffer, one in a sea of staffers, but being there, seeing that, made me want to be a better person, a better American. Inside the Capitol itself that feeling was magnified to infinity. The history of that place is so thick I cant begin to imagine how anyone could not see it for ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Congress, ignorance, and better angels MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOI cannot understand how anyone could stand inside of the Lincoln Memorial and not be awe-struck, let alone how someone could vandalize it, splashing green paint from a soda can during the overnight hours. On Monday, two other sites in DC, the National Cathedral and the Castle at the Smithsonian, were also discovered to have been damaged with green paint. Police have arrested a 58-year-old woman in connection with the latter two incidents.themselves. I could not begin to understand how anyone could get caught up in a political scandal. The words of some of the greatest leaders of this great nation still echo in the chambers and in the halls. Those echoes should do nothing but drive people to further greatness. Stretching out in front of the Capitol Building, the monuments on the National Mall inspire respect and hope. They are a permanent record of great men and women who risked all in the quest for a more perfect union. The war memorials, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are all things that should be seen firsthand by every American. A short distance away near the Tidal Basin, the Jefferson Memorial, filled with the words of a founding father and the nations third president, inspires a silent awe. Last week, someone filled Mountain Dew cans with green paint and vandalized the Lincoln Memorial, spreading the paint on the Presidents leg and lap and on the granite floor. What is wrong with such a person or persons? Are we truly so lost as a nation that one of our greatest presidents could become fodder for a mere prank, an act of idiocy? The Lincoln Memorial is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It is there for a reason. It stands for us to remember and to be inspired. This nation has prospered and suffered but through even the worst of things, we always emerge better than before. Now Im starting to wonder if we are capable of continuing that historic trend. Congress is a mess. Some of the mess is by design. The House of Representatives was meant to be a body that argued and fought things out. Ours is a government by consensus and few get entirely what they want from any piece of legislation. But the rancor has seemingly reached new lows, at least in modern times. From all appearances, party matters more than country and the American u Kidney SmartSMis a series of classes offered through DaVita Dialysis on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program is free and open to the community. 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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 accepting... Fine Quality Home Interior Items & ClothingNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYSales Every Day! 3rd Saturday of the month is ourup to 75% OFF people. And it is the American people who are victimized by it. During President Lincolns time in office, the mess that is the House had been the scene of physical altercations between Members of Congress. At least to day, Democrats and Republicans arent duking it out on the House floor, captured live by CSPAN, although perhaps more than a few of us would pay a few bucks to see something like that happen. Acts of vandalism on the National Mall are extremely rare. In the past decades, only a few incidents have occurred, all involving the Vietnam Memorial (also inexplicable). Yes, there is a strong police presence on Capitol Hill but I prefer to think that weve retained some of the decency and respect of our fore bears, despite all of the changes over the centuries. At one time, people could walk freely into the White House to ask to speak with the President. Whether or not you would get to speak with him was another matter. Regardless, at one time, we the people could be trusted with such things. Today, it seems some of us are increas ingly ignoring our better angels. It seems some of us just dont care, choosing ignorance, and that lack of care is easily turned to anger by the constant feed of the 24-hour news cycle that in itself is becoming increasingly partisan taking the sides of parties over the cause of America. With a popularity rating as low as 12 percent, it seems the only people rating Congress favorably are their own family members and perhaps not even some of them. Disagreement over issues is one of the fundamentals of this nation, but so is compromise. With all of the really smart (seri ously) staffers and consultants running around DC, youd think someone would point out to the members of Congress that Americans would be a lot happier with less posturing and more respect. Its not a stretch to assume that wed feel better about our nation if the nation were the priority again over party, lobbyist money and personal power. The Lincoln Memorial sits prominently at the far end of the National Mall. On any given day, it is crawling with tourists yet standing inside, gazing up at the President as he gazes out over the Washington Monument to the Capitol Building, is an intensely personal, church-like experience. Rancor and even sound fall away in the presence of one of our greatest leaders. It is inspiring. At the Jefferson Memorial, his words are literally carved in stone. Among them is an 1816 quote in which he stated, If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. We are witnessing ignorance today. That comes in the form of party politics expertly crafted to maximize effect using television, newspapers and social media. It comes in the form of an idiot or idiots who somehow think it would be cool to splatter paint on a monument dedicated to one of our nations greatest presidents. Perhaps we the people should de mand that our leaders pair up with members across the aisle and take a day to visit the memorials (in the case of House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, we should probably force them to hold hands). Maybe Members of Congress could even help to clean off some of the green paint. But they should stand in awe of shoes they are expected to fill and of what they have been elected (and honored) to represent. They should be reminded at the war memorials of the sacrifices made for their par tisan sound bites on Fox or CNN. They should be reminded that the weight of a great and noble his tory rests on their shoulders. And then they should convene and get back to work for a change, help ing to form a more perfect union.Observations Achy, breaky heart of the air potato By DIANE STRAUSER Both air potato and Dutchmans Pipe are vines with large heart-shaped leaves. We showed a picture of the second in Valentines in Nature in the February column. Unlike Dutchmans pipe, however, air potato is far from friendly to Florida. In fact, its so bad that the Florida Exotic Plant Council in a 48-page article on Air Potato Management says: One of Floridas most troublesome invaders is air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera), a member of the family of true yams (Overholt, IFAS website). I have both of these vines in my backyard, and though the leaves are similar, the method of growth is far different. I planted Dutchmans pipe next to a fence about 10 years ago when we first moved in. I also noticed other heartshaped vines nearby but didnt identify it until I began to see multiple vines. The Dutchmans pipe (Aristolochiaceae elegans) has grown to cover about 20 feet of the fence. It has one root and one main stem. The air potato has spaghetti-like roots and one long vine that comes from each tiny potato, with as many as 20 to 30 new vines in one small area. After almost ten years of digging up potatoes, called bulbils, believe me, air potato can break your heart! Because of my vigilance, the air potato has not escaped a small area about 10 feet square and has not ever grown enough to get into the oak trees nearby. The vines die back in winter, but underground bulbils remain. This year in April, I noted in my nature journal that there was NO AIR POTATO! Every March has been my annual air potato dig, so I was ecstatic. My husband said to just wait for the late rains, and he was right. By the end of April, I saw air potato vines in the usual place. By June, amidst heat and mosquitoes, I was back squatting, sitting, and digging a

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AUGUST 1, 2013 19 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 9/5/13MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 8/15/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons This past week proves the point that I have been writing about for years we are the fishing capital of the world. Although the weather has changed some fishing habits, many have worked with fishing in the mornings before the afternoon rains. I saw so many different species of fish this week. There was not a boat that came ashore without a catch. The anglers who know our waterways came in with a vast variety of fish, others just dropped a line and made a catch. There were a lot of hungry fish out there So everyone was using a different bait: frozen, live, and artificial. Some anglers told me they caught a lot of saltwater catfish, and had lots of fun thinking they had a monster of a fish fighting, jumping and jerking on the line. Redfish even though still restricted to one per person per day seemed to be the most popular catch this week. It is considered a game fish, and will give you a workout before you make the catch. This fish has a round black spot about the size of a half dollar at the base of its tail. Average size is 8 pounds. Legal is not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches. A good tablefare, it is most often baked. If you are one that doesnt have the patience to sit on the dock of the bay and wait for a fish to bite, I suggest you learn to throw a cast net. Watch the water, learn to know when a school of mullet are churning by and throw your net in a complete circle over the school. As you pull up your net, if you covered the school, you will have enough fish to feed a crowd with one cast. Mullet can be found in the rivers, canals, and gulf waters. Mullet is often fried and served with hush puppies or cheese grits. Perhaps you like to fish the grassy flats, where you will catch a variety of trout (sand, speckled, or silver). Trout have a soft mouth so be careful when setting the hook, or it will tear loose and you will lose your catch. All varieties are great dressed whole and fried with a light batter served with sliced lemons. Tarpon are still jumping and soaring in the air. You need a special tag on your license to land one of these giants. Not a good edible fish. Release after you snap a bragging rights photo of your catch. Most often the taxidermist can make you a replica of your fish from your photo. A fun fish to catch is the ladyfish. It will give you a fighting workout before the catch. Often called a big eyed herring, or flip flap its average weight is 2 pounds. Food value is poor, so catch and release. I saw such a variety of catches from tripletail, flounder, and sheepshead, to black tip shark this week that is substantiates our claim to the fishing capital of the world. Remember: Dont be a couch potato, go fishing.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Fish for fun and foodMOSI kicks off Shark Week with a big chomp on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cel ebration will continue throughout the week with the first 50 people of each day, Aug. 3-9, receiving free MOSI admission when they buy a ticket to Sea Monsters Revealed. On Saturday, Aug. 3 and throughout the week, guests will be able to view real shark dissections in MOSIs grand lobby. Additionally, Dr. Daniel Huber, shark expert, consultant for Dis-MOSI kicks off Shark Week covery Channel, and University of Tampa professor, will be at MOSI to speak about some of the myths and mysteries associated with these fascinating creatures. Guests will be able to view the night sky over some of the worlds most active great white shark feeding grounds inside The Saunders Planetarium, and build their own Lego sharks inside MOSIs inventors studio, Idea Zone. For an additional fee, guests can experience Sea Monsters Revealed, where they will see not only the outside, but also the inside of the most elusive aquatic life ever discovered, including a 15-foot-long mako shark, a pregnant silky shark, and an 18-footlong, 3,000-pound whale shark. The Shark Week celebration is included with MOSI admission and is free for members. Tickets for Sea Monsters Revealed are $18.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors (60+) and $12.95 for children (2-12). For more information, visit mosi. org. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Special price for summer: 2 fish dinners, either fried or baked, for $14. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089.PACE Center for Girls has come out ahead in a national competition of organizations that help girls achieve greater success PACE has been selected by Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) for a three-year investment of $3.5 million, consisting of funding from EMCF and the federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF). The statewide PACE Center for Girls organization was chosen in an open, national competition that drew nearly 200 applications from leading nonprofits across the country.PACE Center for Girls awarded $3.5 million grant PACE Center for Girls will utilize this investment to provide more services to more girls in Florida and conduct a rigorous study of the PACE models effectiveness and cost benefit over a long period of time. With this study, PACE will be the only gender responsive program in the country with proven results. The local PACE Center for Girls is headquarterd at 1933 E. Hillsbor ough Ave., Suite 300, in Tampa. Its phone number is 813-739-0410. For more information on PACE Center for Girls, visit www.pacecenter.org. Letter to the EditorDont starve the poorDear Editor, Earlier this month the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). Whats left in the bill is billions of dollars of subsidies mostly for farming conglomerates. The U.S. Senate passed a much more balanced bill last month. The farm bill sets U.S. agricultural, food, and resource conservation policy for the next five years. Over the past 18 years, our government has doled out an average of $7 billion per year of taxpayer funds to support the livestock and dairy industries. Instead, their products should be taxed to reimburse state and federal governments for the uncounted billions in increased medical costs and lost productivity associated with their consumption. Conversely, a sound national nutrition program based on vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fruits, and nuts can save additional billions in reduced social costs. I am all in favor of reducing our national deficit, government waste, and medical costs. But thats not gonna happen by taking nutritious food from the mouths of 47 million of our societys least privileged members. Rex CoverRuskin

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20 AUGUST 1, 2013 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 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 Places of Worship Remembering Art LucchesiMy dear Art, you would have been 80 years old this August 1. You are missed and loed. The 27th of August will mark your one year anniversary. Your singing, loe of music and people, your charming, youthful smile and ready humor we miss you and your stories, especially Next! You managed to make us laugh even at some of your disappointments. We enjoyed your company and thank you for loing us and making us feel loed. Most of all, thank you for sharing your faith in God with us. We thank you. And we thank You, dear God, for Art being a part of our lives.Charles CathcartCharles Cathcart, 96, of Sun City Center passed away July 24, 2013. He is survived by sons Larry and Norman, daughter Rosemary Cathcart, loving family and many friends. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home. Alvin WindhamAlvin (AC) Windham, 80, went home to the Lord on July 13, 2013, along with his pet Charlie Bear. Services were held on July 17, 2013. He is survived by son Doug Windham; daughters Tammy Tindall, Linda Blair, Ann DeHaan, and Mary Myers; 11 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. His love, hugs and sense of humor will be missed by all.Area Obituaries Sound the Shofar meets Aug. 18Sound the Shofar will meet at 2 p.m on Aug. 18 in the SouthShore Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will be speaking on The Prophetic Nature of the Fall Feasts of the Lord. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be a time of Praise and Worship with Hebraic dancing.Local residents invited to meet at the Sunshine Caf in Sun City CenterMembers and guests of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church will gather at the Sunshine Caf at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, to have fun by meeting new people. The Sunshine Caf is located near Home Depot on SCC Boulevard. The purpose of the get-together is for parishioners to meet new members, those they dont already know, and guests. Singles and couples are asked to sit at tables for four or six with someone they havent met. After an opening prayer, everyone orders off the menu (and later pays for his or her own meal), after which conversations ensue. A different church member acts as host or hostess for each breakfast. If you would like to attend this get-together, call the church secretary at 813-634-1252 to make a reservation so a seat will be saved for you. Recent attendees must have really enjoyed themselves, because the size of the group keeps growing. St. Andrew Presbyterian is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. $925Complete, No Add-Ons813-645-6130Zipperers Funeral Home www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com For months a homeless woman wandered the streets of her city alone and in agony. She did not know where she was, where she was going or even her name. One day a thunderstorm broke out. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck nearby and jolted her. As the crackling subsided, she realized that her memory had returned and she was able to remember the details of her life. Happily, she went home to her family. We read in the Psalms of a king who had a similar experience. Though no doubt he knew who he was and where he was, he had been wandering aimlessly. Once he asked God to teach him good judgment and knowledge, reminding Him that he was aware of His commandments and knew their value for his life. He admitted that he had gone astray and as a result was afflicted. And he added, It was good for me that I was afflicted that I might learn Your statutes. If we let them, the storms in our lives may serve to bring us back to, or perhaps, much closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. It always seems as though the grass is greener after the rain. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org. Are you a fan, or a follower?Are you a fan of Jesus Christ? The Mens Ministry at South Bay Church in Riverview will begin their study of the popular book Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman beginning Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Join them weekly as they take a deeper look at what it means to be a completely, committed, follower of Jesus. This group, known as the 3 oclock Men, is open to all men in the community and meets every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Luke 9:23 says If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Call the church office for more information at 6770721. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. 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AUGUST 1, 2013 21 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 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 Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church NEW BOOKShare your story inFINE PERSONSPhotos, Biographies and Interesting Life ExperiencesStories should be limited to 7 pages (including photos and graphics)ARNOLD CHRISTENSEN, Editor-in-Chief CHK Publications Doc Harrison, Publisher/EditorA ne person worships God, loves people, and works hard. Mrs. Middleton, 4th grade teacher BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME VBS at South Bay ChurchRound up the kids for Vacation Bible School at South Bay Church in Riverview. The SonWest Roundup will be held Aug. 5 9, finishing with a hoe-down and family fun night on Friday. VBS is open to children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall through the 5th grade. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Register in the church lobby or in the childrens area. Students will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games. But most important, theyll discover Jesus provides what they need in every challenge of life. For more information call the church at 813-677-0721 or visit www.southbay.cc. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. Christian Womens Connection luncheon is Aug. 8Christian Womens Connection will present the August Luncheon and Program on Thursday, Aug. 8 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC. Inspirational speaker Carolyn McCort will share About finding a missing piece/peace. The program will feature Eye Associates Dr. Edwin Detweiler III,OD, who will speak on eye care. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program at 11:30 a.m. The menu is Asian chicken salad plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken may be ordered when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, reservations required. Call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or email aunt. butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon on Monday, Aug. 5. Summer cinema at United Community ChurchOne hundred twenty-seven people enjoyed the movie Lincoln at UCC last week. Before the movie, Patti Andrews, center, got some freshly popped popcorn from Karl Buffington and Pat Czeck, right. The popcorn machine was given to the Fun Brigade by a church member, and it adds enjoyment to the movies. UCC hosts movies at 1 p.m. each Thursday in August at the church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. in SCC. There is no charge to see the movie and all are welcome.St. Vincent de Paul offers assistance programThe St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in the community who have fallen on difficult times. Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, call 813385-6110. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. VBS offered at Northside BaptistNorthside Baptist Church in Ruskin will hold its Vacation Bible School program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. the week of Aug. 5. This adventure is packed with Bible teaching, exciting music, crafts, games and snacks. From children who have completed kindergarten up to adults, all are invited to join in the excitement. Register online at northsideruskin.com. For more information, call the church office at 813-645-1121. Gospel Lights Friendship Baptist welcomes new membersJane and David Hanson, shown flanking Pastor Rance Goad, are new members of Friendship Baptist Church in Sun City Center. Other new members include Cherly and Feely Wingate, and Wyma Perry. Trinity Baptist group oversees missionariesThe missions committee at Trinity Baptist Church oversees the nearly 30 missionaries that are supported. Committee members coordinate communications between the missionaries and the congregation. From left are Dave Green, Gerry Cook, Betty James, and Frank Blascazk, who serves as chairman. For more information on the church, call 813-634-4228.

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Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: this case paved was used in its broadest sense. Following a BLM directional sign, we turned off the main road. After bouncing along the paved road for many miles without seeing another directional sign we gave up. Having wasted the afternoon on this useless venture, we headed back to our hotel more than 50 miles away in Blanding. Next day we headed for the East Entrance to the Valley of the Gods. Driving US-163 at 70 mph, we passed the almost invisible sign to the unpaved entrance road to the Valley without seeing it. Eventually we realized our mistake and doubled back. The 17-mile loop road around the named monoliths is graded gravel and clay accessible only in dry weather. Taking this On the road again(or, How not to waste your precious time)u road into the park for about four miles was more than enough in my new car. I made a U-turn and left, telling my wife that the following day in Monument Park, in the neighboring state of Arizona, would make up for this unfortunate experience. We did our homework but were blind-sided by the Bureau of Land Managements printed brochures. My recommendation is to by-pass this attraction and stick with Monument Valley. It is easier to reach, has optional modes of transportation through the park and is much more majestic then the Valley of the Gods. Monument Valley is on Navajo land. They control and manage the attraction. Golden Age Passports are not accepted and there is a nominal fee per person. Another grievous lack of proper information postulated by the BLM is their description of the degree of difficulty of hikes. They are obviously meant for someone in peak physical condition, used to high altitudes and rough terrain. Easy, Moderate and Strenuous labels applied by the Bureau to the hikes to them means something quite different to Flatlanders from Florida struggling to negotiate uneven paths at 5,000 to 9,000 feet above sea level. Now, what is the lesson to be learned from our experience? Do your homework. If you are on vacation you usually dont have a lot of time to waste. And, unless you are an off-the-road person with a bent for visiting historic markers, out-of-the-way ruins or piles of stones, stick to the popular attractions close to the main roads. There is a reason for their popularity. There was a highlight for us during this early part of our long road trip. It was stopping in Bluff Fort, UT and visiting the recreated historic Mormon Village and meeting the wonderful, warm, friendly volunteers keeping alive the history of the hardships faced by some of the early settlers of this area. In comparison, the major hardship todays travelers face is finding a hot spot for computers and phones. (1) The back roads of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona are more suited to 4WD vehicles. You will not be happy or comfortable on the unpaved roads in your family sedan or RV. (2) If you will be spending time touring Utah and like a beer, wine or something stronger with dinner, bring your own supply. CorrectionIn last weeks article, TGH to open two outpatient clinics in South County, the official name of the tan, not pink, building is The Center Plaza Building. Also parking will not be shared with the Post Office. Parking for the Center Plaza Building is for their tenants and patrons only. Post Office patrons will continue to use the designated Post Office parking areas. bucketful of tiny potatoes. Some years, I have sprayed the leaves with round-up, but that only slowed down the vines, while not killing the underground potatoes. I hired a professional who sprayed with Garlon, but again it only slowed the growth. Another year, I hired a neighbor boy to dig up the potatoes at $10 an hour. I gave him a slender spade and a bucket and showed him how to follow the stem of the vine down 3 to 4 inches to find the potato (anywhere from pea size to an inch across; they get much bigger if allowed to grow several years). He worked for $20 and never came back. Dutchmans pipe has value because it is the larval plant for the gold-rim swallowtail, and though exotic, it is also Florida friendly, which means not invasive in such a way that crowds out the native plants. Air potato, from Africa and southeast Asia, is so invasive that if it gets into the trees, the aerial tubers grow bigger and more profuse and drop into the ground starting a new host of vines that can cover a massive area, actually changing the natural environment while adding no value at all. My aching legs and back-breaking work testify to the wicked heart of air potato. This column is sponsored by Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center located in Ruskin at 4140 24th Street SE, 3 miles south of S.R. 674 off exit 240 W. on I-75. Email: campbayou@gmail.com or call (813) 641-8545 for more information.u Sand Island petroglyphs near Bluff, Utah. The rock art panels are extensive and represents images from 800 to 2500 years old.

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AUGUST 1, 2013 23 Ruskin United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT STORE Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Ruskin Annes Estate Sales 1811 Burlington Circle Sun City Center PARK ON DEL WEBB WEST2002 Golf Cart Dodge NASCAR special Furniture : Norwalk sofa & matching loveseat, Queen bed, recliners, King bdrm suite, Sorrento dining rm suite w/ server, desk w/chair, cedar chest, sofa, swivel rockers, library cabinet, patio furn. ; Musical: Cable-Nelson player piano w/rolls, like new; Appliances: Refrigerator, microwave; Jewelry: Costume & vintage, gold, sterling, opal, Vera Bradley purses; Tools: Lots of hand tools, large Craftsman power tools, 12 bandsaw, drill press, router w/table, table saw, workbenches, bench sander, bench grinder, vises, DeWalt chop saw; Misc.: Extension & step ladders, shop fan, fishing equipment, garage cabinets, lots of live plants, household, kitchen & misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterAug. 2nd & 3rd7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1522 Faxton Drive(o Del Webb W or Pebble Beach N to Bentwood to Meadowlark to Faxton)Do not park on side of street with cones. Thank you.Sony 40, LG 46 atscreen TV, refrigerator, bottom freezer, 2 recliners, La-Z-Boy twin-size sleep sofa, honey-colored square table, 2 leaves, 6 caster caneback chairs, server & china cabinet. Dark formal dining table, 4 chairs, country white and honey kitchen table, 4 chairs, sm. & std. size computer desk, coffee & end table, Ikea king bed, dresser chest & nightstand, queen mattress & headboard, king Sleep Number mattress, sewing machine in cabinet, desk chairs, Sony stereo equipment, lamps, linens, kitchen, grill, patio furniture, NordicTrack Commercial (under warranty), clothes, men & women, large, sm. cedar chest, bowed. Psaltery musical instrument.508-0307 or 633-1173 J & P Thrift Shop93 7th bldg.Now accepting major credit cards 813-732-50008 x 10 cooks shed w/warranty, genuine strands of pearls w/ certificate of auth., pottery kiln, Avon collectibles, large wroughtiron wine rack, vintage cameras, display cases, clothing racks, paint ball gun, vintage gate-leg table, various pocket knives, lots of glassware & household items, tools and much more. NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Beautiful Conant Ball Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Matching China Cabinet, Leather Rocker/Recliners, Sleeper Sofa and Loveseat, Step End Tables, Coffee Table, Kitchen Table w/Two Chairs, Rocking Chair, Twin Brass Bed, Kroehler Bedroom Furniture, Conant Ball Bedroom Furniture, (2) Matching Twin Beds, Mitsubishi Stereo w/Speakers, Household Items, Home Dcor, Glassware, Collectibles, Ladies Clothing, Kitchenware, Garage Items, Tools, and More.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There!2107 West View Dr.Sun City CenterFRIDAY & SATURDAY Aug. 2n d & 3rd7 a.m. NOON Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 (cell)www.AllAboutPawsPetServices.comServing ALL of Your Pets Needs Oliver & Company LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww .petsit.com/oliverandcompany Oliver T ort & Ti s Ministry of Calv ary Luther an Chur ch T hrift Store OPE NINGSOON!No donations accepted until we are in our new building.813-641-7790 Come see unique items in very nice condition ... true conversation pieces, some from 1800s.Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged ItemsSt. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDMATTRESS SALEQuality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes Antique & Period Furniture Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STOREOpen Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.Sat. 8 a.m. noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable conditionAll proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. East Coast Brokers & Packers, Inc. Chapter 11BANKRUPTCY AUCTIONLakeland, Plant City and Mulberry, Florida AUCTION DATE:Friday, Aug. 163 p.m. EDTAUCTION SITE:The Lakeland Center, Lakeland, FL 33815 In 800.607.6888 105 PERSONALMaureen Preston Personal chart service. Astrology & Numerology charts 813-412-8923 (1) Nativity Chart, (2) Compatibility Chart, (3) Nodes Chart (4) Eclipse Chart. Free delivery service with chart. Check or money order accept ed. Free yearly forecast with order. ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 280 PETS 310 GARAGE/YARD SALESAlmost 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 Plant sale: 8/3, 8 a.m. Crepe Myrtles, Mexican petunias, others. Come early for best selection. 716 Desert Hills Way, SCC. Moving/ estate sale. Living room couch, chairs, Stiffel lamps, Heritage cocktail & end tables, household items, framed pictures, bar stools, costume jewelry & more. Saturday Aug. 3, 9am-2pm. 6602 Seabird Way, Cobia Cay, Apollo Beach. Large & small appliances, books, miscellaneous, kitchen & other items. Dinette set. Bedroom suite. Friday & Saturday, 8-4, 1204 Peridot Lane, SCC. Dolphin Cove plus on Craigs List, Friday-Sunday 2nd to the 4th, 10-? 1208 Neptune Dr. Gulf City Rd. U.S. 41. (Ruskin), July 30Aug. 6. Everything must go! 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Community Development Plan leads to preliminary study in AB www.ObserverNews.netAugust 1, 2013 Volume 57 Number 28THE OBSERVER NEWSPAGE 15: Warren Resen has been on the road again. Follow him through Utah and the southwest USA. PAGE 17: Theres always something to learn from Diane Alvarez about your own backyard. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 23-27PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 BY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netIts been a long time since anyone spoke of the Community Plans in South County, and many residents thought all the work they had done between 1998 and 2010 to develop the plans had gone by the wayside. But recently, things have been going on behind the scenes. For about 12 years, Hillsborough County planners from both the Development Services Department and the Planning Commission worked jointly with residents to get ideas from each community to see how residents wanted to see their areas develop. The idea was to discourage sprawl, and keep each community unique so that by the year 2025, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City, Sun City Center, and Wimauma would each have their own unique brand. The plans for each area were taken individually and worked on in open meetings and by volunteer committees which were open to anyone who lived, worked in, or owned property in the area. But after the planning stages, county money ran out, said Ed Arnold of the countys Public Utilities Department. That was in 2010. Now, a very initial first step has been taken in Apollo Beach. Arnold spoke in a telephone interview about a study that was in progress in June and July along Apollo Beach Boulevard, where subcontractors from Adams Traffic Inc. in Plant City were counting cars, bicycles and pedestrians in the 2.1-mile area between U.S. 41 and Surfside Boulevard. We were asked to do a preliminary study to determine the feasibility of a PDE, Arnold said. A PDE is a preliminary Development Environmental Assessment Study.Fear not, its only MetroconLate July in Tampa means that it is time for Metrocon, Floridas largest anime convention, now in its 11th year. Anime characters were roaming the city streets drawn to the Tampa Conventioin Center last weekend for this annual event. See more photos on page 2.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO There isnt much that can be done to widen Apollo Beach Boulevard without going into peoples private properties...Continued on page 8u New program will help feed more students after schoolBy %  KeEVInN BradyRADY kevin@observernews.netStarting this fall, thousands of additional Florida children will eat a healthy meal after school, thanks to a lobbying campaign supported by childhood hunger advocates. Florida Impact, a nonprofit group dedicated to reducing hunger and poverty in the Sunshine State, spearheaded the effort. An amendment to the Legislatures Early Learning Bill, signed into law recently by Gov. Rick Scott, clears the last administrative hurdle for the federal Afterschool Meal Program in Florida. The amendment, championed by Florida Impact, will allow hundreds of afterschool programs in the state, including many run by churches, access to federal funding to buy nutritious dinners for children. Without the amendment, afterschool programs had to be licensed and meet certain criteria to be eligible for the federal subsidy. Continued on page 7u At area Publix: I can hear you nowBy %  MItchTCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netAbigails voice rang out clearly. Not only could I hear her, I could understand her. It works? she asked, likely already knowing that it does. Its wonderful, I replied. It was wonderful because speaking with Abigail, a young woman and a cashier at the Publix in Sun City Center, was probably the first time I was able to have a normal conversation with a cashier in a grocery store. I could actually hear and understand every word she said. Auditoriums, theaters and churches are among the worst. Grocery stores are difficult but fairly straightforward you place items on the belt and you pay for them. I use a credit card because its easier than repeatedly asking the amount owed. But if questions arise, so, too, do problems. Pharmacies are a challenge and can even be embarrassing as customers line up while questions and requests from clerks go perhaps not unheard, but not understood. Drive-thru windows at fast food restaurants? Forget it its a roll of the dice. I once wasted ten minutes of my life at a drive-through restaurant in Massachusetts merely attempting to order a strawberry shake. I gave up on the tinny-sounding speaker and attempted to read the lips of the restaurant employee at the window, only to eventually learn the shake machine was out of order. Hearing loss isnt just for old people. Continued on page 14u Abigail at the SCC Publix store made good use of the hearing loop. It was the first time I have ever been able to clearly hear a cashier in a grocery store.MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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Exp. 8/31/13 CR39$25* $25* with rebateon a Complete Pair of Glasses SAVE $ 100 2011 Allstate Insurance Company YMCA plan heads to County Commission Aug. 7%  penny@observernews.netAttendance was sparse at a public meeting July 22 as representatives from Hillsborough County and officials from the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA gathered comments on a plan before taking it to County Commissioners Aug, 7. Two other public meetings have been held in South County beginning in January 2012 to discuss placement of a new YMCA near Big Bend Road. There was a lot of comment at the hour-long meeting, mostly positive, although a few objections to the location and the idea of a 30-year free lease of 40 acres of county land were voiced. Plans for the proposed threephase project were outlined by Tom Looby, CEO of the YMCA and Kurt Gremley, Steve Valdez and Shorty Robbins, representing Hillsborough County. This is a public-private project like we have with the Y in Town n Country, said Robbins, who is a spokeswoman for Parks, Recreation and Conservation. We dont want to be duplicating services anywhere in the county. It doesnt make sense. Robbins explained that the countys recreation centers provided many of the same services as the Y but a big advantage to the Y is swimming, swimming lessons and water safety. Hillsborough County has the most drowning deaths of any county in the country for children under 4, said Gremley. We need to provide as much water safety education as possible any way we can. The location for the proposed facility is a 40-acre area adjacent to the Vance Vogel Park in Gibsonton; it would eventually employ 125 people, many of them teenagers getting their first job. The Y is known for giving kids their first job and teaching them to get up and go to work and love it, said Jennifer Murphy, who has been a volunteer with the Y since 1998 and on the board. It is the largest employer of teens in Hillsborough County. If passed by the Commission, the first phase would consist of three athletic fields; a single-court covered open gym; a pavilion with restrooms, storage and concessions; a playground; site grading, utilities, drainage; parking; permits; and design; all at a cost of about $3.5 million. Of that, $2 mil would be provided by the county and $1.5 mil by the Y and the land lease would be free. This phase should be completed by April 2015.Next would come two multipurpose athletic fields and a second air-nasium court (open gym) at a cost of about $400,000 of YMCA funds, to be completed by April 2016.Last would be an aquatics center, a starter multi-purpose family facility followed by an expanded facility as funds allow. The estimated cost of this is about $5 mil of Y funds to be completed in 2016 or 2017, based on what funds are available. The Advisory Board should be under way by December 2013 and eventually we should have a 12-member Leadership Council, Looby said. Paul Burke is an educator who works at Eisenhower Middle School. The Y has a Teen Achievers Program that came in and helped us with kids in dropout prevention and really turned them around, Burke said. Woodrow Wadsworth made the comment that There is no greater investment a community can make than in its children, and the YMCA has always been about kids. Rick Hancock thought having a full-service YMCA in the area could hurt small businesses that offer the same services, like afterschool programs (dance, karate, martial arts, arts and more). Mary Beth Sultenfuss, owner of the Apollo Beach Racquet and Fitness Club objected to the county removing what she described as prime real estate off the tax rolls and supplying money to the Y to begin the project. But the major objection was location, as some in the audience said Wimauma and Ruskin were areas that needed such a facility because the Riverview developments closest to the proposed location had large community centers that were lacking in the more rural areas. Alan Witt, president of Hillsborough Community Colleges South Shore campus, said when HCC was first planned, people also objected to its location.They said we wouldnt have 400 students where we are, Witt said. But we started with 1,600 and now we have more than 6,000.The consensus of the small crowd of probably about 80 was that if you build it, they will come. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSRepresentatives of Hillsborough County and the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA brought handouts, facts and figures, plenty of speakers and maps and preliminary plans to a sparsley attended public meeting at East Bay High School July 22. The two plan a public-private partnership to build a new YMCA on Big Bend Road if it is approved by County Commissioners Aug. 7. SHORTY ROBBINS

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ADDITIONAL CHARGES MAY APPLY 10%DiscountAsk for details DONATE!CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS, RVs Please Help FightFULLY TAX DEDU CTIBLE RECEIVE BLUE BOOK V ALUE800-714-3575 American Childrens SocietyFlorida Reg. #CH11978 An IRS Recognized Non-Pro t 501(c)3 OrganizationMaking a difference for a child!We also accept collectibles, appliances, furniture, etc.R ecei pts on the sp ot & IRS forms sent directly to you!F AST & FR EE PICK UPVehicles Running or Not NO Restrictions SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Word: Paragraph and Advanced Formatting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 12:30 p.m. Learn paragraph formatting from setting margins to line spacing and how to create bulleted and numbered lists. Tabs, headers and footers, numbering and inserting page numbers, page borders. Previous experience with Microsoft Word is recommended. Limit: 20. Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. Ages 13-18. Captain Jack Sparrows latest movie adventure will require the tear of a mermaid to help him find the elusive Fountain of Youth. Rated PG-13, 136 minutes. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. No-Fuss Foods Friday, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. Cooking delicious and nutritious meals does not need to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Join Rowena Sjovall, of No-Fuss Foods, as she demonstrates how to make easy, nutritious meals. Seating limit: 20. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library Cosplay Ball Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. Come dressed as a popular Anime, Manga, Comic Book, or Video Game character for a night of Anime-themed fun, music, games, and prizes. There will be a special contest for the best costume. Advance tickets are available and ticketholders are entered into a special raffle contest. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Library Mouse and Keyboard Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 12:30 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 no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Adult / Teen Painting Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor Bruce Marsh for this two part painting class which meets on Tuesday August 6 and Tuesday August 13. Polish up on your painting techniques and create an art project to take home. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Limit: 20 Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Paper Crafting for Adults Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit: 15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Mah Jong Club Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Aug. 7 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 us questions! Managing Media Thursday, Aug. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Limit: 20. Flower Arrangement Workshop Thursday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. Learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements. State accredited instructor Joan Lawhead will lecture on the basic elements of flower arranging. Participants will be given the opportunity to create their own floral arrangement to take home. Seating Limit: 20. Flowers and containers will be provided. Participants should bring scissors and garden clippers, if possible. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would be interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, www.southshorefriends.com.

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AUGUST 1, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5Registration for Rec2Six Childrens Program begins Aug. 5Online registration for new participants in Rec2Six, an afterschool care program for children in grades k-5, begins at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug.5, 2013. In addition to registering online, parents or guardians can enroll their child at participating Rec2Six locations Monday through Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m. Locally, registration for the Rec2Six program is available at these centers: The start date for the Rec2Six program is Tuesday, Aug. 20. Rec2Six is offered by the Hillsborough County department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, and joins Americas movement to raise a healthier generation of kids by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices through physical activity and nutrition education. For more information, contact one of the above centers, or visit www.rec2six.org.Free back-toschool physicals & immunizations immunizations will be offered in Appointments are required. This opportunity is part of a program co-sponsored by Hillsborough County Public Schools of Hillsborough County. Free school physicals are available to any child entering a Florida school for the first time in grades kindergarten through 12. Parents or legal guardians must accompany their children at all times and immunization records are required for children to receive free immunizations. No Head Start or day care physicals will be available. For more information on other locations or to schedule an apLast week for TSS Youth Sailing The last week for summer sailing at the Tampa Sailing Squadron in Apolfish. New sailors start sailing with the fun in fundamentals and experienced sailors fine-tune their skills, because sailing better is faster and more fun. Sailing fosters responsibility, teamwork, and awareness of others and the environment. Sailing builds bonds across generations and geography and skills and friendships that can last a lifetime. TSS Youth Sailing is affordable. For more information, visit www.tssyouthsailing.org. 100 free backpacks to be given awaypurchase necessary. The backpacks will be handed out at the Verizon store at 205 Apollo All school-age children K-12 are welcome; the student must be present to receive the backpacks. the community that has helped them succeed. Little League legacydefeated season. His team, which went on to win the County Champion36 and 0. One of the best players on that team was Steves son Marc, who went Marc now coaches his son Riley, who in 2013 led hisdogs, to a County Championship. This is a family that spans three generations with Little League. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. quire the tear of a mermaid to help him find the elusive Fountain of Youth. Rated PG-13, 136 minutes. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen Night Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anime on the large projector screens. Family Story Time Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 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. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years with adult, will join Art Instructor, Nicole Lamothe, creating an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Saturday, Aug. 3 at 11:30 a.m. and create an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Cosplay Ball Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. Game character for a night of Anime-themed fun, music, games, and prizes. There will be a special contest for the best costume. Advance tickets are available and ticketholders are entered into a special raffle contest. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Library. Baby Time Monday, Aug. 5 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 10:05 a.m. and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 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, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 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. Drum Magic Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. circle. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk. Adult / Teen Painting Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. meets on Tuesday August 6 and Tuesday August 13. Polish up on your painting techniques and create an art project to take home. All levels welcome. Materials provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Inby a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.Bingorama Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. tions of it are just a few of the bingo-themed games to play at your 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, Camp Bayou holds Back to School / Back to Nature event cards arrive in the coming school days, youngsters in South County are invited to go to a beautiful summer morning filled with learning that is fun and check off some school supplies in the process. a.m.noon. The event is free. Registered families will visit several nature stations where they will learn something about frogs, fossils, forests or other natural topics. children will be given a free school supply item. For a possible extra bonus, children will be given a free raffle ticket after their family signs in at the registration table. Tickets will be drawn every 30 minutes for other items, including backpacks, journals, lunch bags, and more. As in past years, registration is requested but may be done for free online at www.campbayou.org educators to leave materials they no longer need or pick up something new. Teachers can also learn about field trips to the Nature Center or Fossil Museum, upcoming teacher professional workshops, League of Florida Master Naturalist Program updates. Teachers who sign up for the e-newsletter will receive a goody bag of items to help in the classroom. Organizations that will be participating in this years event include: Conservation Center Network ida tors in Florida A drink cooler will be on hand to help keep participants hydrated with free cups of water at the Camp formation about Center programs, activities and events. This year the Plant City Lions Club will have a collection box at the table if you have any old eyeglasses, sunglasses or hearing aids that youd like to donate to a worthy cause. Center is neither a campground nor a summer camp. It was an RV park purchased the land but it is now open for day use only, open to the general public. Through volunteers, donations, supporters and grants, the pre-scheduled programs to schools, youth groups, adult groups and families. Monthly canoe tours are now available by reservation only. Check the online calendar for trip dates. The Center is open from ThursdaySatrecreational pursuits such as wildlife watching, nature photography and trail walks. General admission is free.

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6 AUGUST 1, 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. ...........Creative Director chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. ...Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin. .........Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers In todays world there are plenty of chances for conflict. From the minute we leave home in the morning until we return at night, it seems that there is almost always someone who is unhappy and, as a result, wants to fight. Random violence on our highways keeps climbing, and authorities warn that we should not react in a negative manner to the person who cuts us off in traffic because that driver may just pull a gun and shoot us. Most sane people dont like conflict. I must admit there are some who seem to take pleasure in it but, for most of us, it is something we avoid. The problem is that even the sane people who get things done the movers and shakers in life tend to find themselves faced with a conflict situation more often than they like, and find the conflict governing their actions rather than their actions governing the conflict. Before the bell signals round one of the fight and we go to the center of the ring, we should ask ourselves some questions. If we do, we will find that we may By William Hodges decide to avoid the conflict or, if we do choose to get into it, we will be better prepared to handle it. The questions are: is my opponents social status or economic power? How often will I have to deal with this individual? It is one thing to choose to get into the ring with a stranger and another to fight with your boss or coworkers. really about? Many times what we identify as the problem is only a symptom of a deeper underlying difficulty. Keep in mind that many fights get started for unrelated causes. As an example, someone snaps at you on the job because of a fight they just had with someone else. Think before you snap back. win? Before we become involved in any conflict, it is important to know how much is on the table. Forces not directly involved with the conflict and that have no connection with our adversary may sit on the sidelines and judge our actions during the conflict. give to these people? time and place for the conflict? comfortable environment and the best possible timing. staying power to go all ten rounds. How long will the conflict last? It is important to determine how long a conflict may last, and whether we are willing to exert the energy to see it to its conclusion. If we ask ourselves these six questions each time a conflict situation arises, we will choose more times than not to avoid the fight and stay out of the ring. However, when we do choose to fight, we will have a much better chance of winning, because we will have made a rational decision about whether its worth the risk. 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.comPositive Talk: When conflict rings, do you answer the bell?Tampa Bay Water seeks input through online survey munity input on the regions future drinking water supply as it updates The agency is asking residents, businesses and community groups to complete an online survey at www. The survey will be available until Aug.23, 2013. input on seven future water project concepts, source water protection and regional water efficiency efforts. Community participation is a critical element to everything we ple in the region receive our drinking water through our member governments. It is important for those residents to have a say in the planning Updated every five years, this 20year plan takes into account more than what the agency can build. The holistic approach to understanding the capabilities of its current system, helping its members with water efficiency programs, adhering to regulatory requirements for water quality and protecting regional drinking water sources. The long-term plan studies the current water supply system to determine if there are operational efficiencies that could yield additional water supply. It also identifies potential water supply projects that could meet the future drinking water needs of the Tampa Bay region. For more information on the Long ticipate in the process, visit www. Hillsborough County will host the first in a series of public forums to gain input as part of a communitywide effort to foster job creation and retention through strategic investments in transportation. The first public forum will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at County Center, 26th floor, Confer ence Rooms A and B. County Center is located at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa. The Transportation for Economic -Public forum on transportation scheduled for Aug. 6ty initiative will develop a roadmap for transportation improvements to enhance the communitys ability to successfully compete in the economic marketplace. Tampa and Temple Terrace; Hillsborough County Commissioners; and the Chair of Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) is meeting monthly to identify where, what and how to pay for transportation improvements that will stimulate jobs. Through a parallel path, these monthly public forums allow the community to consider the same information and provide valuable feedback to policymakers. All meeting facilities are accessible in accordance with the Americans necessary accommodations will be provided with a 48-hour notice. For more information, call Steve Valdez, Citizen Services Manager, 813-2725275. TTY: 301-7173.

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Bring this ad and receive a$200 Discounton a standard package until August 19, 2013 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows That was an exclusion that not many church afterschool programs were able to meet, said Sandi Vaughn, of the United Methodist Church Association of Preschools. Now that the amendment has passed, she said, We can feed a lot more hungry children. Thousands of children will benefit. Florida ranks 12th in the nation in food hardship, according to Florida Impact. In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Agriculture determined that 29.2 percent of American families with children are struggling with hunger. A nutritious afterschool meal is not just about hunger, Vaughn said. If children are hungry, they cannot learn. As adults, we know you cant function when you get hungry. For some of these children, their evening meal is whatever is on the dollar menu at McDonalds, so at least with this program they are getting healthy food. The county provides more than 8,000 meals when school is out through the Summer Food Service Program. Theres no doubt there are a lot of kids who need it, said Brandons Amy Carrier, who oversees the program. And from what I have seen from the state, there are a lot fewer children in the summer food program than there are kids getting free and reduced meals at schools, so there are even more kids that need it. With a menu heavy on vegetables, fruit, grains and protein, the summer food program has the same goal as the afterschool food program: making sure children get a healthy meal at least once a day. My guess is the meals are better than many of the children are getting at home, Carrier said. Congress expanded the federal Afterschool Meal Program in December 2010 to address hunger and under-nutrition among children who dont receive a balanced meal except at school. The program reimburses schools and nonprofits $3.08 for each nutritious supper provided in afterschool programs in low-income neighborhoods, allowing up to 15 percent to be used for administrative costs. However, bureaucratic and administrative hurdles delayed the program in Florida. The amendment crafted by Florida Impact erased the last of those hurdles. It was inserted into the Early Learning Bill that had strong bipartisan support in Tallahassee. It was an agonizing process, said Dr. Debra Susie, Florida Impacts executive director. You pass a law, but that is not the end of it. The administrative agency has to write up a set of rules to implement the law. Prior to the amendment, afterschool programs were required to secure a full childcare license, even though this is not required by the federal program, she said. The amendment was the last major battle in a two-year campaign to implement the Afterschool Meal Program in Florida. Previously, Florida Impact helped eliminate a requirement that some nonprofit afterschool programs, otherwise eligible for the federal Afterschool Meal Program, would need a food and safety inspection. Adding 10 words to the Department of Health reorganization bill, which passed in the state Legislature in March, eliminated this hurdle. Some afterschool programs also cited dual paperwork as a deterrent to signing up. Florida Impact organized a coalition of the states health and agriculture departments, along with Broward County Schools, the nations sixth largest school district, to help streamline that process. We decided that rather than go with state legislation, which is a big deal, we would try to work this first through the rule promulgation process with no legislators, just state administrators, Susie said. However, after waiting for two years for Florida to clear all the barriers to implementing the Afterschool Meal Program, Florida Impact decided to go directly to the Legislature to erase the final barrier: requiring a full childcare license. Tucking away just a few words in the Early Learning Bill took care of the problem, Susie said. An estimate of how many children will benefit from greater access to the Afterschool Meal Program can be determined by the number currently using the states afterschool snack program, with many more nonprofits expected to jump on board in the coming year, Susie said. Just using the 29,265 children attending those sites currently, there is the potential of serving 5.2 million suppers over 180 days of the school year, which translates into approximately $16 million for the states nonprofits operating afterschool programs in the lowincome communities of Florida.New program will help feed more students after schoolu Anyone 18 and younger can get a breakfast and lunch at no charge, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the schools summer program. No proof of finances is required. For information on the county program, call (813) 272-5160 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org. For information on the school program and to find out if a neighborhood school is participating, call (800) 622-5985 or visit www.summerfoodflorida.org. Apollo Beach Recreation Center, 664 Golf & Sea Blvd., Apollo Beach Windermere Boys & Girls Club, 2902 Windermere Oak Lane, Riverview Riverview Boys & Girls Club, 6809 Krycul Ave., Riverview Gardenville Recreation Center, 6219 Symmes Road, Gibsonton Apollo Beach Elementary, 501 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach

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8 AUGUST 1, 2013 Adogable PetsPet Supplies & Grooming Salon(813) 419-4972 Mobile Grooming & More (813) 300-7902Please call for grooming appointmentswww.adogablepets.com Natural and Holistic Foods and Treats D.I.Y. CLINIC last Thursday of every month, 5 to 6 p.m. Hot Summer NightsSPECIAL FOR 2 2 for $39992 Soup or Salad2 Entrees Choose from: 2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of Wine Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin813-440-4576 Ext. 2Brand New BrunchEvery Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. LIMITED TIME ONLY, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND 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. Karney Karney is a spunky little Chihuahua/Terrier mix. She has bounced around from carnival worker to carnival worker due to no fault of her own. Karney is a happy gal who loves to zip around the play yard like a jack rabbit. She also enjoys sitting on the bench for some one-on-one time. Karney seems to be fine with dogs her size, too. If you have space in your heart and home, go meet this little gal! As part of her adoption, Karney will be spayed, microchipped. She has been brought current on her shots. DOB: October 2, 2012. PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgGC.A.R.E. Pets of the Week TuckTuck is a dark gray tabby kitten with white chest who was recently brought to C.A.R.E. with his three siblings, Nip, Wolfie and Buddy. His mom is a beautiful tabby herself, named Angie. Tuck loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter, and is quite a charmer but he would like to come to live at a forever home of his own. Go see this handsome guy and tuck him into that forever home. Tuck has been spayed and microchipped and he is current on his shots. DOB: Sept. 2, 2012. Weve been collecting data, Arnold said. And were looking at the wish list submitted by residents to see how much of it could actually be done if we had the money. The wish list to which he refers is available at http://www. docstoc.com/docs/39833294/ APOLLO-BEACHCOMMUNITY-PLAN in case readers want to view it in its entirety. Basically, the community plan deals with things like community character; public facilities; roads and traffic; future development and retrofitting of older structures, especially in business districts; strengthening community associations; and attracting economic growth. But there are other things on Apollo Beachs plan as well which the county cannot address, Arnold explained. People want things like underground utilities and golf cart lanes along the boulevard, and they dont realize those things cant be done by the county, he said. These things must go through various departmental agencies including the Florida Department of Transportation, and some even require legislative action. Usually Public Works deals with things like intersection improvement, but has dealt with many issues it doesnt usually Traffic study in Apollo Beachu study, Arnold said. The small stretch of roadway has 160 properties on it. There are so many parcels that even collecting the preliminary data is an expansive project, he said. After the preliminary study, the county will have to do a fullblown PDE, Arnold added. But there may not be money for that at this time. There isnt much that can be done in the way of widening the boulevard without going into peoples private properties, so mostly the work would have to concentrate on curb and gutter and median changes, he said. The boulevard is a very tightly constrained area, he said. John Healey, a planner with the Development Services Department for many years who has worked on all the community plans in South County, is familiar with the Apollo Beach plan and the constraints of the boulevard. We have to assess the existing conditions before we can go into anything more, he said. We may get to see the results of the preliminary study go in front of the board (County Commissioners) in August. Improving the boulevard is only one of many projects in the Apollo Beach plan that people want to see happen. So even if residents dont see or hear much about all the planning work they did, they can be assured the county has not forgotten them and is visiting every request and weighing what can actually be done against how much money is coming as dollars are released into the budget, Healey said. PENNENNY FLETLETCHERHER PHOTOHOTOAdams Traffic Inc., a subcontractor of Hillsborough County Public Works Department, performed a preliminary study counting bicycles, pedestrians and vehicles traveling on Apollo Beach Boulevard in June and July as a first step in examining the cost of implementing the Apollo Beach Community Plan.

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AUGUST 1, 2013 9 NEW SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITYB-I-N-G-OEVERY TUESDAY EVENING SPONSORED BY EXTEND-A-HAND ASSOCIATIONTUESDAY EVENINGS DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM GAMES START AT 6 PM ALL BINGO GAMES PAYING $50.00 PLUS (3) $250 JACKPOTS PLAY UP TO 21 CARDS FOR $20 PLUS NEW FIREBALL PULL TAB BINGO GAME, PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT STARTS AT $500 A GUARANTEED $100 PRIZE IF NOT HIT ON THE FIREBALL NUMBER!CALL 813-645-2935OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Riverside Golf $25................before noon$20...................after noon$18...............after pm $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONSIncludes 18 holes and cart. Tax Included.Valid only with this coupon. Exp. 7/31/13 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers & Other Delicious Fare NOW OPEN Mondays 11-6 p.m. Tues. -Wed. 11-8 pm Thurs. -Sat 11-9 pm Sun. Brunch Buffet 8-2; Lunch 11-6 NFL Direct TV Sunday Ticketwww.RiversideBarAndGrille.com Temporarily Closed for Remodeling813.645.2000 On Saturday, the Dog House and More, located at 204 West Shell Point Road in Ruskin, will be offering a free lunch at least for the light eater and while supplies last. The popular, locally-owned eatery will be testing out the Pig Pit, smoked ribs and pulled pork to see if their customers enjoy it enough to add to their already extensive menu. Samples of barbecued pork will be offered with their homemade barbecue sauce and homemade baked beans. As with all good things, the free lunch, too, shall pass. It takes place only on August 3, and, again, only while supplies last. Pictured above are Dog House and More owners Lisa Csiki and Scott Curtis. For more information, search Dog House and More on Facebook.At the Dog House and More, there is still such a thing as a free lunchMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO

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10 OBSERVER NEWS AUGUST 1, 2013 Ribbon cutting in Apollo BeachIn July the Riverview Chamber of Commerce held a coffee and ribbon cutting for Artful Conceptions, a full-service residential interior design firm located at 200 Frandorson Circle, Suite 104 in Apollo Beach. For more information, call 941-539-4322. Apollo Beach stylists join NV Salon and SpaAmy Burness, left, and Krissy Burks, formerly of Apollo Beach, have join the staff at NV Salon and Spa, 13107 U.S. 301 in Riverview. Both stylists are Redken trained. Amy, an educator for Bosley Professional Strength, has a passion to help people with fine, thinning hair. Krissy trained at the Aveda school. NV Salon is open MondaySaturday. For more information, call 813-374-9224. Bookkeeping workshop offered at Apollo Beach ChamberA free business workshop on Bookkeeping Essentials will be offered by the Small Business Development Center of Hillsborough County on Wednesday, August 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce in Apollo Beach. This workshop provides instruction on how to maintain necessary records, accounts receivable/payable, payroll, sales taxes and other procedures. In addition, business consultants are available every Wednesday at the SouthShore Chamber to provide free one-on-one consulting. The SouthShore Chamber is located at 137 Harbor Village Lane in Apollo Beach. For more information or to register for the workshop and/or consulting, visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/sbic.Women 55+ work on mind, body and spirit at seminar seriesIn a society that values youth and productivity, how can women continue to add to, not subtract from, their lives as they age? Sometimes called The Third Act a time of transition into older adulthood women often struggle with where they are on their life journey. The Centre for Women on Hyde Park Avenue in Tampa is offering a three-part series for women ages 55 and older to explore topics which impact their selfconcepts. Body segment, Tuesday, Aug. 20 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Movement is the basic sign of life. Eat less/move more. Simple, right? Yet the population is gaining weight and getting larger and larger. What is going wrong? Why cant we control our eating and activity levels? We will teach you what you can do to rewrite your future. Only you can take care of you! This segment will: activities Mind segment, Tuesday, Aug. 27 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can turn your dreams into an exciting and empowering plan of action using the power of choice and values-based decision making. In this highly interactive segment, participants create a short-term plan for Third Act goals such as relationship building, well-being, encore careers and pursuits as we explore strategies to overcome fears and road blocks to success. This segment will: niques trol of our lives Spirit segment, Tuesday, Sept. 3 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. As women age, we find ourselves challenged to revitalize our spirits and create a new attitude. Life presents unforeseen obstacles such as losses through divorce or death, empty nests as children and grandchildren no longer have the same needs for our attention. We may have lost jobs or retired; or said farewell to homes due to relocation or foreclosure. Our social scene and support network often change as our priorities take new directions, and we struggle to find a place where we truly belong. This segment will: The Third Act is $45 for all three segments, $20 per segment. To register, go to tinyurl.com/observer-workshop. For more information, call 813-251-8437. The Third Act is a three-part workshop series for women 55+ who seek to make the most of this time in their lives. O dds of a child becoming a professional athlete: 1 in 16,000 Odds of a child being diagnosed with autism: 1 in 88 To learn more of the signs of autism, visit autismspeaks.org No words by 16 months. No babbling by 12 months.Some signs to look for: No big smiles or other joyful expressions by 6 months. Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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College Ave.Corner of 21st St. S.E. and S.R. 674645-4900 PAY DAY LOANSup to $500and Great Rates on Check CashingSe Habla EspaolMonday Saturday m.Were also yourBILL PAYMENT CENTERACCEPTING BILL PAYMENTS FOR OVER 300 COMPANIES!Tax-Free Weekend: Aug. 2-4Funds advanced against your next paycheck. $100 to $500FREEMoney OrdersPre Paid NEXIS Visa Card RIVERVIEW LOCATION ONLY:Your 1st Loan isFREEand every 5th Loan is FREE Bayada caregivers enter my home with www.bayada.comAccredited by Community Health Accreditation Program, the leader in home care acreditation Patients ALWAYS have a choice for their Health Care Serving the Sun City Area since 2008 Private Duty Services (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 Guess what? Theyre back. Im referring to new and very deep potholes on Sun City Center Plaza. When I took this position three years ago (yes, its been that long!), I knew I would face a host of challenges. You cant run a non-profit organization that supports over 450 businesses without a few headaches along the way. Trying to get all of those businesses moving in the same direction is much like herding cats, but with worse results. Still, its an honor to represent these wonderful, hardworking people and to support their efforts. But I digress. The biggest challenge I have faced in this position is the pothole situation on the road that runs from S.R. 674 to the post office. Every year around this time, we have one or two visitors a week come to the Chamber to ask who is responsible for having the road fixed. As the holes get deep enough to swallow a Mini Cooper and burp up a golf cart for change, the visitors become several a day and the inquiries become more demanding that we, the Chamber, do something. Since new holes are being created, its time for my annual explanation of this situation. Unfortunately, the road is still technically owned by the trustee of the old WCI, who went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The road should have been discharged in the bankruptcy, but it wasnt. The County has declined to take it over and fix it. It is one of the most frustrating situations I have ever personally had to deal with. A study by an engineering firm showed that fixing the road will cost tens of thousands of dollars. The piping under the road that handles run-off rainwater is seriously compromised and the entire road needs to be dug up and the piping replaced. Its an enormous expense our local small businesses cant afford, even if they all pool together. Not to mention, whoever steps up and fixes this road assumes liability for future maintenance issues. This means that, while we are all in agreement that SOMETHING has to be done before someone is seriously injured, a solution to finding a funding source is an elusive thing. Two years ago, a local paving company donated its time and materials to fix the road. Last year, someone anonymously patched new holes. I am currently working with anyone and everyone to get the newest holes patched. This will be, however, another bandaid, and we will have this issue to face again next year. We understand everyones frustration and justifiable anger that the holes are still there. We also understand that you are tired of hearing from everyone it isnt our responsibility and were working on it. But the truth of the matter is, there is no one who is directly responsible and we are ALL working on it. In the meantime, be aware the potholes are there, drive slowly and carefully, and take an alternate route if you can. By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: My annual explanation RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Bring an iPad/iPhone and operation questions to the class. Will demonstrate how to install the required software for eBooks, open an Apple account, and how to download an eBook to the device. Layout, entering data, inserting rows and columns, and other techniques. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Learn different formats for expressing numbers in a spreadsheet. Excel I is recommended. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. Learn about functions and formulas and how to use them in calculations. Excel II is recommended.

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My 84-yearold mother is still a capable driver, but she has declined a little in recent years and could definitely use some help. Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, With more and more Americans driving well into their 70s, 80s and beyond, there are lots of tips, tools and programs available today to help elderly seniors drive safer and longer. Here are several that may help. Schedule an eye exam: Because about 90 percent of the information necessary to drive is received through our eyes, this is a good first step in ensuring your moms driving safety. So get your moms eyes checked every year to be sure her vision is up to par. Check her meds: Does your mom take any medicine or combination of medicines that could impair her driving? A new resource that can help with this is Roadwise Rx, an online assessment tool at roadwiserx.com that provides personalized feedback on how the medications your mom is taking can impact her safety behind the wheel. Evaluate her driving: A doit-yourself driving assessment is a simple way to help your mom get a handle on her driving abilities and vulnerabilities. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has some great resources on their website to help with this. Just go to seniordriving.aaa.com, click on Evaluate Your Driving Ability, then on Self-Rating Tool, and have her take the Drivers 65-Plus self-rating exercise. Then, click on Interactive Driving Evaluation and download the AAA Roadwise Review. This is a free confidential online screening tool that will test her vision and reaction time, which are very important for safe driving. Take a refresher course: AARP and AAA both have older driver refresher courses that can help your mom brush up her driving skills, and learn how to manage and accommodate common agerelated changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Taking a class may also earn her a discount on her auto insurance. To locate a class contact your local AAA (aaa. com) or AARP (aarp.org/drive, 888-227-7669). Most courses cost under $20 and can be taken in the classroom or online. Another good resource to look into is CarFit. This is a free assessment program that will help your mom adjust her vehicle for a better fit, making it easier and safer to drive. CarFit events are held around the country in select locations. See car-fit.org to look for one near you. Get a professional assessment: If your mom needs some extra help, consider getting a professional assessment done by a driver rehabilitation specialist. They will evaluate her driving ability and test for things like reaction time, decision-making skills, as well as how well she and her car fit together, pinpointing trouble areas and offering solutions. This type of assessment can cost several hundred dollars. To locate a professional, contact the Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (driver-ed.org, 866-672-9466) or the American Occupational Therapy Association (www.aota.org). Make some adjustments: Recognizing vulnerabilities and adapting her driving habits to compensate for them can go a long way in helping keep your mom safe and driving longer. Some simple adjustments include not driving after dark or during rush hour traffic, avoiding major highways or other busy roads, and not driving in poor weather conditions. Its also good to know if there are any older drivers license renewal provisions in your moms state, which you can get by calling her nearby drivers license office or at iihs.org/laws/olderdrivers.aspx. When to quit: If it gets to the point that your moms driving isnt safe anymore and she needs to quit, The Hartford Financial Services Group and MIT AgeLab provides online resources and free publications like We Need to Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers that you can access at safedrivingforalifetime.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 Help Seniors Extend Their Driving Years THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller Kelly Emerson, left, and Gary Garbelman will be featured when The KEGG appears Aug. 10 at the Rollins Theater.The KEGG comes to the Rollins Aug. 10The Rollins Theater in SCC is ready to rock and roll on August 10 when the Performing Arts Company presents the next show in its Cool Summer of Red Hot Entertainment series. The public is invited to attend all shows at the Rollins Theater. On Saturday, Aug. 10, The KEGG rolls into the Rollins with their classic rock show and more. The KEGG, composed of pop duo Gary Garbelman and Kelly Emerson, is comfortable with electrified rock music and acoustic country songs. They even feature a nod to Sinatra as well as a touch of jazz and the blues in their varied repertoire. THE K.E.G.G. will be presented at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets for each show are $10 and are available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk, which will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, or via credit card by calling 813-220-7913. For further information and details on all shows call the ticket line or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompanySCC.org. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsMonday Night. ...................6 p.m. Bingo. Free hot dogs. Tuesday Night. ...................$1 draft beer all day. Friday Night . ..................... 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Free hot dogs, . .................................................. starting Aug. 2. Saturday, Aug. 3. ...............No dinner. 6:30 p.m. music by Calvin O Sunday . ..............................$1 draft beer all day. Free hot dogs . ............................................ during NASCAR For more information, call (813) 645-2922. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday each month. Thursday, July 25 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 Fish & Chips 4:30 7 p.m. Treasure Chest 7:30 p.m. Music by Sun Coaster 7:30 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 Crew Games in Lounge, 6 p.m. free hot dogs. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 Crew Games & free hot dogs, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 Games in Lounge 1-4 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6 p.m. Membership Drive 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays all month long. $1 draft. $1.50 beer, wine and well drinks.

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AUGUST 1, 2013 13 Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS Your Flooring & Window Treatment Experts....21 Years Strong!Dove Interiors Carpet One supports MADE IN AMERICA!DOVE INTERIORS FLOORING & WINDOW TREATMENTS2011 & 2012BEST OF SOUTH SHORE All Karastan Carpets NOW ON SALE!Now is the time to save! Every pattern. Every color.Come in today and save during our 22nd Anniversary Sale our gift to you!www.karastan.com SEE US FOR ALL YOUR FLOORING AND WINDOW TREATMENT NEEDS! Happy Belated International Tiger DayMonday was International Tiger Day, bringing recognition to the unique wild animal and to the oft-cited statistic that nearly 97 percent of all tigers have been lost over the past century, with a number of tiger species already extinct. The biggest threat faced by the worlds remaining wild tigers, estimated to be fewer than 4,000, is the destruction of their natural habitats due to growing cities, agriculture and poaching. Although the United States is not part of the tigers natural habitat, it is still possible to personally wish a tiger a Happy International Tiger Day. Pictured right is one tiger who has been rescued and has found a home at Elmiras Wildlife Sanctuary in Wimauma. The non-profit organization offers tours each weekend and their website even provides a wish list for those visitors who would like to bring a tiger (or their other animals) a gift (tigers like Jolly Balls very hard toys they can play with). For information, visit www.elmiraswildlife.org. MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO Water shortage orders expireNEED TO ADVERTISE? Call.... NAN KIRK 813-925-6106 nan@observernews.net VILMA STILLWELL 813-925-6113 vilma@observernews.netThe Southwest Florida Water Management Districts (District) Governing Board voted earlier this week to let all water shortage orders expire July 31. Residents living within the Districts boundaries are asked to observe the Districts year-round conservation measures beginning August 1. However, some local governments may impose different schedules or retain stricter measures. Residents should check with their local governments before changing their irrigation schedule. The Governing Board allowed the water shortage orders to expire in response to significant improvements in aquifer and river levels as a result of this summers above-average rainfall. The regions major public water suppliers have also been able to capture and store large supplies of water to meet the needs of residents. Year-round conservation measures include watering up to twice-per-week, and allow residents additional flexibility for determining when to water. Residents are encouraged to water only if their lawn and landscape needs it and turn off their irrigation system if it has rained or rain is predicted in the next 24-hours. Some of the signs that a lawn needs water include a blue-gray appearance, blades folded in half lengthwise and footprints remaining on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it. For more information on the Districts year-round conservation measures, visit watermatters. org

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14 AUGUST 1, 2013 Are you over 65? Call to reserve your spotHoward A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.-C.4002 Sun City Center Blvd. U nit 102 un City Center, FL 33573 (One Block West of the Hospi tal)www.TheSkinCancerCenters.com THE SKIN CANCER CENTERSDERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES T S C C Did you know people over 65 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer?Call today for your FREE Skin Cancer Screening Exam October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITYIndependent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled NursingConcerned about COPD?Come to SunTowers Therapy to receive your FREE Pulmonary Screening from our respiratory therapist. Call now! Schedule a tour of our New MEMORY CAREand receive a complimentary copy of Alzheimers Basic Caregiving: an ABC Guideby author Kathy LaurenhueCall (813) 634-3347 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FLSunTowersRetirement.comAssisted Living Facility #4991 OF Today, up to 48 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss, yet only one in five of those who would benefit from hearing aids actually have them. But as technology advances, so do the benefits and the number of people taking advantage of them. Increasingly, hearing loss is showing up in new populations including teenagers and in veterans who have returned from active duty. Hearing loss is an invisible disability. No one can see it and sometimes repeating what wasnt heard or understood in the first place doesnt help. The common response to my standard, Im sorry, Im hearing impaired, could you repeat that? is often followed by, Oh, thats okay. Left untreated, hearing loss can result in a host of problems, not the least of which are feelings of isolation and, eventually, the increased possibility of clinical depression. As a growing public health issue, hearing loss is third in line behind heart disease and arthritis in frequency among Americans. My hearing loss is significant but my hearing aids are of the latest technology and, to me, are a miracle. Yet churches, auditoriums, theaters and even the ability to understand a cashier in a noisy grocery store are all things that are often beyond their capabilities. That isnt necessary. As Abigail at the Sun City Center Publix store so wonderfully demonstrated, normal, everyday communication is possible for the hearing impaired. Inductive hearing loops are not new and are considered basic technology. It is not rocket science but the benefits are immeasurable for those suffering from hearing loss. At the Sun City Center Publix, and in two other stores in Florida, the company is testing hearing loops on one aisle (aisle 8 in Sun City Center), at the customer service desk and at the pharmacy. As of press time, Publix was unable to respond to questions about how long the test will continue or whether the program will be rolled out to other stores. According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, the United States lags behind other developed nations in the implementation of hearing loops but progress is slowly being made. In Sarasota County, nearly a dozen theaters were equipped with hearing loops for those wearing hearing aids, and made hearing devices available to those with some hearing loss but without hearing aids. Earlier this year, Amtrak installed hearing loops at ticket and customer service desks in New York and Washington and a handful of area churches have installed loops, as has Community Hall in Sun City Center. Virtually all modern hearing aids and cochlear implants have the capability of working with hearing loops. Most people would think the last place that would need inductive hearing loops would be movie theaters, with incredibly loud sound systems with booming bass notes that can vibrate the stadium seating. But for many hearing impaired people, the volume, coupled with echoes, results in hearing nothing but deep, muddy noise. Although some movie theaters have installed hearing loops, they remain relatively few, thus those without are potentially cutting off the big screen experience for millions of would-be moviegoers. As a result, the growing population of people suffering from the seemingly invisible disability of hearing loss is potentially costing some businesses money. For businesses, the installation of hearing loops can range from just over a thousand dollars to more than ten thousand dollars, depending upon the nature and size of the site. At the Kings Crossing Publix in Sun City Center, the loops are specifically localized and a hearing impaired person must stand within a few feet of the universal symbol depicting the availability of the loop. Such installations on an individual store level would generally be less expensive, although in the case of Publix, with a large number of stores, it would incur significant cost for implementing loops across the company. But for a hearing impaired customer, the results are priceless. The hearing loop allows the voice of the cashier, pharmacist or customer service representative to be piped directly into the hearing aids, greatly reducing background noise while increasing clarity. It brings with it the somewhat rare possibility of normal communication for the hearing impaired, where it would otherwise be impossible. Dr. Heather Untied-Leonard, an audiologist with Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, directed the project at Publix. Dr. Leonard has experience in the community as, according to her bio, she completed her fellowship at Physicians Choice Hearing and Dizziness Center, with an office in Sun City Center. The two other Publix test stores are located in Lakeland and in The Villages. According to Shirley Nauman of the Sun City Center chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, whether or not Publix expands the availability of hearing loops in their stores depends upon the feedback received from customers in the three test stores. Survey brochures are available at the customer service desk or online at www.tinyurl.com/observerpublix. Back in Sun City Center, Abigail was knowledgeable about the system and seemed gratified that it was appreciated. She has a beautiful voice and it was a pleasure to actually hear it. For my next grocery-shopping trip, Ill be waiting in line on aisle 8. For more information about hearing loss, visit the Hearing Loss Association of America at www.hearingloss.org or the Sun City Center chapter at www.hlascc.comAt area Publix: I can hear you nowu The Publix store in Sun City Center is one of three stores in which the company is testing hearing loops, technology that allows a cashiers voice to be transmitted directly into hearing aids, vastly improving clarity while reducing background noise. The loops are located on aisle 8, at the customer service desk and at the pharmacy.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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AUGUST 1, 2013 15 A merica s Fines t Carpetplus FREE Karaste p carpe t pad ($7/yd. value)$39Instal lationany size house, any size room, any carpetCOLORS PATTERNS DURABILITYMORE { SOUT H TAMPA 25440661 510 S out h MacDill Ave.CARROLLWOO 61-13621430 6 N. Dal e Mabr y Hwy.BRANDON 413-8313192 0 W Bra ndon Blvd.(Ac ross from Chilis)18 MONTHS SAME AS CAS NO INTEREST NAFFCOFL OORING & INT ERIORSSince 1937 Nobody OFFER S YOU MORE qualit y a t t his p rice! SAVEUP TO40% On the road again(or, How not to waste your precious time)By WARREN RESEN%  North American Travel Writers Association BLANDING, UT Southeast Utah is the gateway to much of the splendor for which this part of the USAA is famous. The everchanging high desert scenery and the national parks are here. This is a place where people come for vacation and to see and experience the wonders of nature. Vacations are special times to which people look forward each year. LLots of money is spent by tourists supporting local economies. Millions of digital pictures are taken for mementoes and to show the folks back home. The most precious commodity for tourists, though, is time. IIt is something not to be unnecessarily wasted.A As a travel writer, my time is precious, too, trying to cover as much ground as possible to bring readers information and helpful hints. So when II take the time to do the tourist thing and am thwarted by lack of proper information which wastes my time, in this case information supplied by the Bureau of LLand Management (BLLM), II attempt to point out the things you should avoid so as not to waste your time. A Arriving in Blanding early one weekday morning, II went directly to the Visitors Center for information and talked to a polite lady behind the counter, who apparently had very little concrete information about attractions beyond a 10-mile radius of the town and practically nothing about accommodations outside of the city. So she piled me with maps and brochures, including an area discount book inside of which were offers that had expired months before, and sent me on my way. My credo has always been for travelers to do their homework so they will be prepared to see and do the things most interesting to them during their limited vacation time. II thought II had done just that before heading out from my motel, armed with brochures, for a day of sightseeing. Using state and local maps and brochures supplied by the BLLM, we plotted our activities starting with the nearby N Natural Bridges. IIt was a drive through breathtaking scenery of mountains, mesas, everchanging colors and straight-line roads practically devoid of traffic. A After NNatural Bridges we headed in the direction of Valley of the GGods, something my wife really wanted to see, an attraction promoted by the locals and in brochures at the Visitors Center published by the BLLM. NNothing had prepared us for what lay ahead. A After driving for miles on a paved road to reach the West Entrance of the Valley of the G Gods, the paved road ended at the edge of a mesa far above the valley below. A Ahead of us was an unpaved 2.2 mile stretch of a gravel washboard road going down at a grade of 10 percent with multiple switch backs. This section of road is called the Moqui DDugway. II elected not to make this drive with my new sedan. NNothing in their printed brochure alerted us to this situation. The second unfortunate occurrence on leaving the first one that day was a failed visit to Hovenweep, the ruins of an ancient people, ancestors of todays Pueblo IIndians. The ruins were abandoned over 700 years ago. The site was 20 plus miles off the nearest highway and the colorful brochure says they can be reached by a paved road. IIn u Goosenecks State Park in SE Utah. This sign was almost invisible at highway speeds. Valley of the Gods from the top of a mesa. The road to the park is straight down.

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16 AUGUST 1, 2013 Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair CenterWe participate in AAA Dollars ProgramOPEN 8 am-5 pm Monday thru Friday www.athomeauto.net (813) 645-0339 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Talking to your Technician 15% Off Labor OnlySuper SpecialNot be used with other offers or coupons. Does not include Oil Changes. Owners: Lee & Julie Davis Come meetSEAN COLLINSSean has been with us since April 2013. He is our Energizer Bunny! My dress shoes clacked in echoes as I walked down the hallway of the Longworth Congressional Office Building in Washington, DC. The noise felt disrespectful somehow but my efforts at silencing it were for naught. Walking down that hallway, or just looking out across the street at the United States Capitol Building, I could feel the weight of history on my shoulders. It was an awesome feeling. I was a mere staffer, one in a sea of staffers, but being there, seeing that, made me want to be a better person, a better American. Inside the Capitol itself that feeling was magnified to infinity. The history of that place is so thick I cant begin to imagine how anyone could not see it for ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Congress, ignorance, and better angels MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOI cannot understand how anyone could stand inside of the Lincoln Memorial and not be awe-struck, let alone how someone could vandalize it, splashing green paint from a soda can during the overnight hours. On Monday, two other sites in DC, the National Cathedral and the Castle at the Smithsonian, were also discovered to have been damaged with green paint. Police have arrested a 58-year-old woman in connection with the latter two incidents.themselves. I could not begin to understand how anyone could get caught up in a political scandal. The words of some of the greatest leaders of this great nation still echo in the chambers and in the halls. Those echoes should do nothing but drive people to further greatness. Stretching out in front of the Capitol Building, the monuments on the National Mall inspire respect and hope. They are a permanent record of great men and women who risked all in the quest for a more perfect union. The war memorials, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are all things that should be seen firsthand by every American. A short distance away near the Tidal Basin, the Jefferson Memorial, filled with the words of a founding father and the nations third president, inspires a silent awe. Last week, someone filled Mountain Dew cans with green paint and vandalized the Lincoln Memorial, spreading the paint on the Presidents leg and lap and on the granite floor. What is wrong with such a person or persons? Are we truly so lost as a nation that one of our greatest presidents could become fodder for a mere prank, an act of idiocy? The Lincoln Memorial is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It is there for a reason. It stands for us to remember and to be inspired. This nation has prospered and suffered but through even the worst of things, we always emerge better than before. Now Im starting to wonder if we are capable of continuing that historic trend. Congress is a mess. Some of the mess is by design. The House of Representatives was meant to be a body that argued and fought things out. Ours is a government by consensus and few get entirely what they want from any piece of legislation. But the rancor has seemingly reached new lows, at least in modern times. From all appearances, party matters more than country and the American u Kidney SmartSMis a series of classes offered through DaVita Dialysis on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program is free and open to the community. 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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 accepting... Fine Quality Home Interior Items & ClothingNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYSales Every Day! 3rd Saturday of the month is ourup to 75% OFF people. And it is the American people who are victimized by it. During President Lincolns time in office, the mess that is the House had been the scene of physical altercations between Members of Congress. At least today, Democrats and Republicans arent duking it out on the House floor, captured live by CSPAN, although perhaps more than a few of us would pay a few bucks to see something like that happen. Acts of vandalism on the National Mall are extremely rare. In the past decades, only a few incidents have occurred, all involving the Vietnam Memorial (also inexplicable). Yes, there is a strong police presence on Capitol Hill but I prefer to think that weve retained some of the decency and respect of our forebears, despite all of the changes over the centuries. At one time, people could walk freely into the White House to ask to speak with the President. Whether or not you would get to speak with him was another matter. Regardless, at one time, we the people could be trusted with such things. Today, it seems some of us are increasingly ignoring our better angels. It seems some of us just dont care, choosing ignorance, and that lack of care is easily turned to anger by the constant feed of the 24-hour news cycle that in itself is becoming increasingly partisan taking the sides of parties over the cause of America. With a popularity rating as low as 12 percent, it seems the only people rating Congress favorably are their own family members and perhaps not even some of them. Disagreement over issues is one of the fundamentals of this nation, but so is compromise. With all of the really smart (seriously) staffers and consultants running around DC, youd think someone would point out to the members of Congress that Americans would be a lot happier with less posturing and more respect. Its not a stretch to assume that wed feel better about our nation if the nation were the priority again over party, lobbyist money and personal power. The Lincoln Memorial sits prominently at the far end of the National Mall. On any given day, it is crawling with tourists yet standing inside, gazing up at the President as he gazes out over the Washington Monument to the Capitol Building, is an intensely personal, church-like experience. Rancor and even sound fall away in the presence of one of our greatest leaders. It is inspiring. At the Jefferson Memorial, his words are literally carved in stone. Among them is an 1816 quote in which he stated, If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. We are witnessing ignorance today. That comes in the form of party politics expertly crafted to maximize effect using television, newspapers and social media. It comes in the form of an idiot or idiots who somehow think it would be cool to splatter paint on a monument dedicated to one of our nations greatest presidents. Perhaps we the people should demand that our leaders pair up with members across the aisle and take a day to visit the memorials (in the case of House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, we should probably force them to hold hands). Maybe Members of Congress could even help to clean off some of the green paint. But they should stand in awe of shoes they are expected to fill and of what they have been elected (and honored) to represent. They should be reminded at the war memorials of the sacrifices made for their partisan sound bites on Fox or CNN. They should be reminded that the weight of a great and noble history rests on their shoulders. And then they should convene and get back to work for a change, helping to form a more perfect union.Observationsu Achy, breaky heart of the air potato By DIANE STRAUSER %  Both air potato and Dutchmans Pipe are vines with large heart-shaped leaves. We showed a picture of the second in Valentines in Nature in the February column. Unlike Dutchmans pipe, however, air potato is far from friendly to Florida. In fact, its so bad that the Florida Exotic Plant Council in a 48-page article on Air Potato Management says: One of Floridas most troublesome invaders is air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera), a member of the family of true yams (Overholt, IFAS website). I have both of these vines in my backyard, and though the leaves are similar, the method of growth is far different. I planted Dutchmans pipe next to a fence about 10 years ago when we first moved in. I also noticed other heartshaped vines nearby but didnt identify it until I began to see multiple vines. The Dutchmans pipe (Aristolochiaceae elegans) has grown to cover about 20 feet of the fence. It has one root and one main stem. The air potato has spaghetti-like roots and one long vine that comes from each tiny potato, with as many as 20 to 30 new vines in one small area. After almost ten years of digging up potatoes, called bulbils, believe me, air potato can break your heart! Because of my vigilance, the air potato has not escaped a small area about 10 feet square and has not ever grown enough to get into the oak trees nearby. The vines die back in winter, but underground bulbils remain. This year in April, I noted in my nature journal that there was NO AIR POTATO! Every March has been my annual air potato dig, so I was ecstatic. My husband said to just wait for the late rains, and he was right. By the end of April, I saw air potato vines in the usual place. By June, amidst heat and mosquitoes, I was back squatting, sitting, and digging a u

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AUGUST 1, 2013 19 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Everything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 9/5/13MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBNCALL FOR LOWEST PRICES ON TIRES131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 8/15/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons This past week proves the point that I have been writing about for years we are the fishing capital of the world. Although the weather has changed some fishing habits, many have worked with fishing in the mornings before the afternoon rains. I saw so many different species of fish this week. There was not a boat that came ashore without a catch. The anglers who know our waterways came in with a vast variety of fish, others just dropped a line and made a catch. There were a lot of hungry fish out there So everyone was using a different bait: frozen, live, and artificial. Some anglers told me they caught a lot of saltwater catfish, and had lots of fun thinking they had a monster of a fish fighting, jumping and jerking on the line. Redfish even though still restricted to one per person per day seemed to be the most popular catch this week. It is considered a game fish, and will give you a workout before you make the catch. This fish has a round black spot about the size of a half dollar at the base of its tail. Average size is 8 pounds. Legal is not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches. A good tablefare, it is most often baked. If you are one that doesnt have the patience to sit on the dock of the bay and wait for a fish to bite, I suggest you learn to throw a cast net. Watch the water, learn to know when a school of mullet are churning by and throw your net in a complete circle over the school. As you pull up your net, if you covered the school, you will have enough fish to feed a crowd with one cast. Mullet can be found in the rivers, canals, and gulf waters. Mullet is often fried and served with hush puppies or cheese grits. Perhaps you like to fish the grassy flats, where you will catch a variety of trout (sand, speckled, or silver). Trout have a soft mouth so be careful when setting the hook, or it will tear loose and you will lose your catch. All varieties are great dressed whole and fried with a light batter served with sliced lemons. Tarpon are still jumping and soaring in the air. You need a special tag on your license to land one of these giants. Not a good edible fish. Release after you snap a bragging rights photo of your catch. Most often the taxidermist can make you a replica of your fish from your photo. A fun fish to catch is the ladyfish. It will give you a fighting workout before the catch. Often called a big eyed herring, or flip flap its average weight is 2 pounds. Food value is poor, so catch and release. I saw such a variety of catches from tripletail, flounder, and sheepshead, to black tip shark this week that is substantiates our claim to the fishing capital of the world. Remember: Dont be a couch potato, go fishing.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Fish for fun and foodMOSI kicks off Shark Week with a big chomp on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebration will continue throughout the week with the first 50 people of each day, Aug. 3-9, receiving free MOSI admission when they buy a ticket to Sea Monsters Revealed. On Saturday, Aug. 3 and throughout the week, guests will be able to view real shark dissections in MOSIs grand lobby. Additionally, Dr. Daniel Huber, shark expert, consultant for Dis-MOSI kicks off Shark Week covery Channel, and University of Tampa professor, will be at MOSI to speak about some of the myths and mysteries associated with these fascinating creatures. Guests will be able to view the night sky over some of the worlds most active great white shark feeding grounds inside The Saunders Planetarium, and build their own Lego sharks inside MOSIs inventors studio, Idea Zone. For an additional fee, guests can experience Sea Monsters Revealed, where they will see not only the outside, but also the inside of the most elusive aquatic life ever discovered, including a 15-foot-long mako shark, a pregnant silky shark, and an 18-footlong, 3,000-pound whale shark. The Shark Week celebration is included with MOSI admission and is free for members. Tickets for Sea Monsters Revealed are $18.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors (60+) and $12.95 for children (2-12). For more information, visit mosi. org. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Special price for summer: 2 fish dinners, either fried or baked, for $14. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089.PACE Center for Girls has come out ahead in a national competition of organizations that help girls achieve greater success PACE has been selected by Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) for a three-year investment of $3.5 million, consisting of funding from EMCF and the federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF). The statewide PACE Center for Girls organization was chosen in an open, national competition that drew nearly 200 applications from leading nonprofits across the country.PACE Center for Girls awarded $3.5 million grant PACE Center for Girls will utilize this investment to provide more services to more girls in Florida and conduct a rigorous study of the PACE models effectiveness and cost benefit over a long period of time. With this study, PACE will be the only gender responsive program in the country with proven results. The local PACE Center for Girls is headquarterd at 1933 E. Hillsborough Ave., Suite 300, in Tampa. Its phone number is 813-739-0410. For more information on PACE Center for Girls, visit www.pacecenter.org. Letter to the EditorDont starve the poorDear Editor, Earlier this month the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). Whats left in the bill is billions of dollars of subsidies mostly for farming conglomerates. The U.S. Senate passed a much more balanced bill last month. The farm bill sets U.S. agricultural, food, and resource conservation policy for the next five years. Over the past 18 years, our government has doled out an average of $7 billion per year of taxpayer funds to support the livestock and dairy industries. Instead, their products should be taxed to reimburse state and federal governments for the uncounted billions in increased medical costs and lost productivity associated with their consumption. Conversely, a sound national nutrition program based on vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fruits, and nuts can save additional billions in reduced social costs. I am all in favor of reducing our national deficit, government waste, and medical costs. But thats not gonna happen by taking nutritious food from the mouths of 47 million of our societys least privileged members. Rex CoverRuskin

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20 AUGUST 1, 2013 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 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 Places of Worship Remembering Art LucchesiMy dear Art, you would have been 80 years old this August 1. You are missed and loed. The 27th of August will mark your one year anniversary. Your singing, loe of music and people, your charming, youthful smile and ready humor we miss you and your stories, especially Next! You managed to make us laugh even at some of your disappointments. We enjoyed your company and thank you for loing us and making us feel loed. Most of all, thank you for sharing your faith in God with us. We thank you. And we thank You, dear God, for Art being a part of our lives.Charles CathcartCharles Cathcart, 96, of Sun City Center passed away July 24, 2013. He is survived by sons Larry and Norman, daughter Rosemary Cathcart, loving family and many friends. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home. Alvin WindhamAlvin (AC) Windham, 80, went home to the Lord on July 13, 2013, along with his pet Charlie Bear. Services were held on July 17, 2013. He is survived by son Doug Windham; daughters Tammy Tindall, Linda Blair, Ann DeHaan, and Mary Myers; 11 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. His love, hugs and sense of humor will be missed by all.Area Obituaries Sound the Shofar meets Aug. 18Sound the Shofar will meet at 2 p.m on Aug. 18 in the SouthShore Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will be speaking on The Prophetic Nature of the Fall Feasts of the Lord. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be a time of Praise and Worship with Hebraic dancing.Local residents invited to meet at the Sunshine Caf in Sun City CenterMembers and guests of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church will gather at the Sunshine Caf at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, to have fun by meeting new people. The Sunshine Caf is located near Home Depot on SCC Boulevard. The purpose of the get-together is for parishioners to meet new members, those they dont already know, and guests. Singles and couples are asked to sit at tables for four or six with someone they havent met. After an opening prayer, everyone orders off the menu (and later pays for his or her own meal), after which conversations ensue. A different church member acts as host or hostess for each breakfast. If you would like to attend this get-together, call the church secretary at 813-634-1252 to make a reservation so a seat will be saved for you. Recent attendees must have really enjoyed themselves, because the size of the group keeps growing. St. Andrew Presbyterian is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. $925Complete, No Add-Ons813-645-6130Zipperers Funeral Home www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com For months a homeless woman wandered the streets of her city alone and in agony. She did not know where she was, where she was going or even her name. One day a thunderstorm broke out. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck nearby and jolted her. As the crackling subsided, she realized that her memory had returned and she was able to remember the details of her life. Happily, she went home to her family. We read in the Psalms of a king who had a similar experience. Though no doubt he knew who he was and where he was, he had been wandering aimlessly. Once he asked God to teach him good judgment and knowledge, reminding Him that he was aware of His commandments and knew their value for his life. He admitted that he had gone astray and as a result was afflicted. And he added, It was good for me that I was afflicted that I might learn Your statutes. If we let them, the storms in our lives may serve to bring us back to, or perhaps, much closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. It always seems as though the grass is greener after the rain. Visit us at: SowerMinistries.org. Are you a fan, or a follower?Are you a fan of Jesus Christ? The Mens Ministry at South Bay Church in Riverview will begin their study of the popular book Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman beginning Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Join them weekly as they take a deeper look at what it means to be a completely, committed, follower of Jesus. This group, known as the 3 oclock Men, is open to all men in the community and meets every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Luke 9:23 says If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Call the church office for more information at 6770721. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. 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AUGUST 1, 2013 21 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 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 Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church NEW BOOKShare your story inFINE PERSONSPhotos, Biographies and Interesting Life ExperiencesStories should be limited to 7 pages (including photos and graphics)ARNOLD CHRISTENSEN, Editor-in-Chief CHK Publications Doc Harrison, Publisher/EditorA ne person worships God, loves people, and works hard. Mrs. Middleton, 4th grade teacher BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME VBS at South Bay ChurchRound up the kids for Vacation Bible School at South Bay Church in Riverview. The SonWest Roundup will be held Aug. 5 9, finishing with a hoe-down and family fun night on Friday. VBS is open to children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall through the 5th grade. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Register in the church lobby or in the childrens area. Students will have a great time singing songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games. But most important, theyll discover Jesus provides what they need in every challenge of life. For more information call the church at 813-677-0721 or visit www.southbay.cc. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. Christian Womens Connection luncheon is Aug. 8Christian Womens Connection will present the August Luncheon and Program on Thursday, Aug. 8 at Club Renaissance, 2121 So. Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC. Inspirational speaker Carolyn McCort will share About finding a missing piece/peace. The program will feature Eye Associates Dr. Edwin Detweiler III,OD, who will speak on eye care. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program at 11:30 a.m. The menu is Asian chicken salad plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken may be ordered when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, reservations required. Call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or email aunt. butler@gmail.com. Make reservations or cancellations before noon on Monday, Aug. 5. Summer cinema at United Community ChurchOne hundred twenty-seven people enjoyed the movie Lincoln at UCC last week. Before the movie, Patti Andrews, center, got some freshly popped popcorn from Karl Buffington and Pat Czeck, right. The popcorn machine was given to the Fun Brigade by a church member, and it adds enjoyment to the movies. UCC hosts movies at 1 p.m. each Thursday in August at the church, 1501 La Jolla Ave. in SCC. There is no charge to see the movie and all are welcome.St. Vincent de Paul offers assistance programThe St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in the community who have fallen on difficult times. Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, call 813385-6110. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. VBS offered at Northside BaptistNorthside Baptist Church in Ruskin will hold its Vacation Bible School program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. the week of Aug. 5. This adventure is packed with Bible teaching, exciting music, crafts, games and snacks. From children who have completed kindergarten up to adults, all are invited to join in the excitement. Register online at northsideruskin.com. For more information, call the church office at 813-645-1121. Gospel Lights Friendship Baptist welcomes new membersJane and David Hanson, shown flanking Pastor Rance Goad, are new members of Friendship Baptist Church in Sun City Center. Other new members include Cherly and Feely Wingate, and Wyma Perry. Trinity Baptist group oversees missionariesThe missions committee at Trinity Baptist Church oversees the nearly 30 missionaries that are supported. Committee members coordinate communications between the missionaries and the congregation. From left are Dave Green, Gerry Cook, Betty James, and Frank Blascazk, who serves as chairman. For more information on the church, call 813-634-4228.

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Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: this case paved was used in its broadest sense. Following a BLM directional sign, we turned off the main road. After bouncing along the paved road for many miles without seeing another directional sign we gave up. Having wasted the afternoon on this useless venture, we headed back to our hotel more than 50 miles away in Blanding. Next day we headed for the East Entrance to the Valley of the Gods. Driving US-163 at 70 mph, we passed the almost invisible sign to the unpaved entrance road to the Valley without seeing it. Eventually we realized our mistake and doubled back. The 17-mile loop road around the named monoliths is graded gravel and clay accessible only in dry weather. Taking this On the road again(or, How not to waste your precious time)u road into the park for about four miles was more than enough in my new car. I made a U-turn and left, telling my wife that the following day in Monument Park, in the neighboring state of Arizona, would make up for this unfortunate experience. We did our homework but were blind-sided by the Bureau of Land Managements printed brochures. My recommendation is to by-pass this attraction and stick with Monument Valley. It is easier to reach, has optional modes of transportation through the park and is much more majestic then the Valley of the Gods. Monument Valley is on Navajo land. They control and manage the attraction. Golden Age Passports are not accepted and there is a nominal fee per person. Another grievous lack of proper information postulated by the BLM is their description of the degree of difficulty of hikes. They are obviously meant for someone in peak physical condition, used to high altitudes and rough terrain. Easy, Moderate and Strenuous labels applied by the Bureau to the hikes to them means something quite different to Flatlanders from Florida struggling to negotiate uneven paths at 5,000 to 9,000 feet above sea level. Now, what is the lesson to be learned from our experience? Do your homework. If you are on vacation you usually dont have a lot of time to waste. And, unless you are an off-the-road person with a bent for visiting historic markers, out-of-the-way ruins or piles of stones, stick to the popular attractions close to the main roads. There is a reason for their popularity. There was a highlight for us during this early part of our long road trip. It was stopping in Bluff Fort, UT and visiting the recreated historic Mormon Village and meeting the wonderful, warm, friendly volunteers keeping alive the history of the hardships faced by some of the early settlers of this area. In comparison, the major hardship todays travelers face is finding a hot spot for computers and phones. (1) The back roads of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona are more suited to 4WD vehicles. You will not be happy or comfortable on the unpaved roads in your family sedan or RV. (2) If you will be spending time touring Utah and like a beer, wine or something stronger with dinner, bring your own supply. CorrectionIn last weeks article, TGH to open two outpatient clinics in South County, the official name of the tan, not pink, building is The Center Plaza Building. Also parking will not be shared with the Post Office. Parking for the Center Plaza Building is for their tenants and patrons only. Post Office patrons will continue to use the designated Post Office parking areas. bucketful of tiny potatoes. Some years, I have sprayed the leaves with round-up, but that only slowed down the vines, while not killing the underground potatoes. I hired a professional who sprayed with Garlon, but again it only slowed the growth. Another year, I hired a neighbor boy to dig up the potatoes at $10 an hour. I gave him a slender spade and a bucket and showed him how to follow the stem of the vine down 3 to 4 inches to find the potato (anywhere from pea size to an inch across; they get much bigger if allowed to grow several years). He worked for $20 and never came back. Dutchmans pipe has value because it is the larval plant for the gold-rim swallowtail, and though exotic, it is also Florida friendly, which means not invasive in such a way that crowds out the native plants. Air potato, from Africa and southeast Asia, is so invasive that if it gets into the trees, the aerial tubers grow bigger and more profuse and drop into the ground starting a new host of vines that can cover a massive area, actually changing the natural environment while adding no value at all. My aching legs and back-breaking work testify to the wicked heart of air potato. This column is sponsored by Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center located in Ruskin at 4140 24th Street SE, 3 miles south of S.R. 674 off exit 240 W. on I-75. Email: campbayou@gmail.com or call (813) 641-8545 for more information.u Sand Island petroglyphs near Bluff, Utah. The rock art panels are extensive and represents images from 800 to 2500 years old.

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AUGUST 1, 2013 23 Ruskin United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT STORE Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Ruskin Annes Estate Sales 1811 Burlington Circle Sun City Center PARK ON DEL WEBB WEST2002 Golf Cart Dodge NASCAR special Furniture : Norwalk sofa & matching loveseat, Queen bed, recliners, King bdrm suite, Sorrento dining rm suite w/ server, desk w/chair, cedar chest, sofa, swivel rockers, library cabinet, patio furn. ; Musical: Cable-Nelson player piano w/rolls, like new; Appliances: Refrigerator, microwave; Jewelry: Costume & vintage, gold, sterling, opal, Vera Bradley purses; Tools: Lots of hand tools, large Craftsman power tools, 12 bandsaw, drill press, router w/table, table saw, workbenches, bench sander, bench grinder, vises, DeWalt chop saw; Misc.: Extension & step ladders, shop fan, fishing equipment, garage cabinets, lots of live plants, household, kitchen & misc.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterAug. 2nd & 3rd7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1522 Faxton Drive(o Del Webb W or Pebble Beach N to Bentwood to Meadowlark to Faxton)Do not park on side of street with cones. Thank you.Sony 40, LG 46 atscreen TV, refrigerator, bottom freezer, 2 recliners, La-Z-Boy twin-size sleep sofa, honey-colored square table, 2 leaves, 6 caster caneback chairs, server & china cabinet. Dark formal dining table, 4 chairs, country white and honey kitchen table, 4 chairs, sm. & std. size computer desk, coffee & end table, Ikea king bed, dresser chest & nightstand, queen mattress & headboard, king Sleep Number mattress, sewing machine in cabinet, desk chairs, Sony stereo equipment, lamps, linens, kitchen, grill, patio furniture, NordicTrack Commercial (under warranty), clothes, men & women, large, sm. cedar chest, bowed. Psaltery musical instrument.508-0307 or 633-1173 J & P Thrift Shop93 7th bldg.Now accepting major credit cards 813-732-50008 x 10 cooks shed w/warranty, genuine strands of pearls w/ certificate of auth., pottery kiln, Avon collectibles, large wroughtiron wine rack, vintage cameras, display cases, clothing racks, paint ball gun, vintage gate-leg table, various pocket knives, lots of glassware & household items, tools and much more. NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Beautiful Conant Ball Dining Room Table w/Chairs, Matching China Cabinet, Leather Rocker/Recliners, Sleeper Sofa and Loveseat, Step End Tables, Coffee Table, Kitchen Table w/Two Chairs, Rocking Chair, Twin Brass Bed, Kroehler Bedroom Furniture, Conant Ball Bedroom Furniture, (2) Matching Twin Beds, Mitsubishi Stereo w/Speakers, Household Items, Home Dcor, Glassware, Collectibles, Ladies Clothing, Kitchenware, Garage Items, Tools, and More.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There!2107 West View Dr.Sun City CenterFRIDAY & SATURDAY Aug. 2nd & 3rd7 a.m. NOON Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 (cell)www.AllAboutPawsPetServices.comServing ALL of Your Pets Needs Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Oliver Tort & Ti s Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store OPE NINGSOON!No donations accepted until we are in our new building.813-641-7790 Come see unique items in very nice condition ... true conversation pieces, some from 1800s.Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged ItemsSt. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDMATTRESS SALEQuality Twin, Full, & Queen Sizes Antique & Period Furniture Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STOREOpen Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.Sat. 8 a.m. noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable conditionAll proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. East Coast Brokers & Packers, Inc. Chapter 11BANKRUPTCY AUCTIONLakeland, Plant City and Mulberry, Florida AUCTION DATE:Friday, Aug. 163 p.m. EDTAUCTION SITE:The Lakeland Center, Lakeland, FL 33815 In 800.607.6888 105 PERSONALMaureen Preston Personal chart service. Astrology & Numerology charts 813-412-8923 (1) Nativity Chart, (2) Compatibility Chart, (3) Nodes Chart (4) Eclipse Chart. Free delivery service with chart. Check or money order accepted. 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Everything must go! Tables, glassware, paint ings, Christmas items, furniture, fridge, antique sewing machines, 50 -piece stoneware valley pottery. Moving sale: Furniture, housewares, 2523 Scuttlebutt, Chulavista Park, Gulf City Rd, Ruskin. Fri & Sat, Aug. 2-3, 8-12. No early birds please. Garage sale: Friday & Saturday, 8-4, equipment, clothes, misc. 310 GARAARAGEE/YARD ARD SALESSALES 312 EEStT At TE SSALESSSummer Clearance SSale Furniture & accessories. The Perfect Piece. Quality used furniture. 2406 College Ave. E., Ruskin. 813-645-1800AAbove the RRest Winner of 2 Gold AAwards Come in and see why. Table lamps & all pictures 20% off. Teacups $5/set. Friday 8/2 and Saturday 8/3 only. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. SCC. 813-633-5013 312 EEStT At TE SSALES 312 EEStT At TE SSALES To place your classified ad, use the handy form on page 24, then mail, fax or drop it off at our office. 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