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www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWSAugust 15, 2013 Volume 57 Number 30PAGE 15: Apollo Beach dive instructor considers safety the number one priority when training. PAGE 16: Kids donned their best cowboy gear for a week long roundup at VBS. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 23-26PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Unless you live in a (blissfully cool) cave, you know that it is August and in Florida that means its hot outside. In fact, the weather forecast between now and mid-September is a relatively simple matter: it will be in the low to mid 90s during the day and mid to upper 70s at night. While there may be no way to escape the heat, short of traveling to the upper reaches of our neighbor to the north (Canada, not Georgia its hot in Georgia, too), there are things you can do to mitigate it. One of the best ways is through the liberal consumption of ice cream. Kimis Ice Cream and Sweets, located at 143 Harbor Village Lane, in the Sweet Bay Plaza in Apollo Beach is well stocked with the cold, heat-busting elixir, along with shakes, smoothies and a vast selection of candies. Above, Zolton Ambrus of Kimis serves up a cone and a cup to ward off the heat of the day.A sweet way to beat the heatMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO 33rd Tampa Bay Senior Games sign-ups going on nowBY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netCouples like Barbara and Joe Mignogna find that doing things together sometimes involves more than having dinner or watching TV. The Mignognas, who have lived in Sun City Center since 2009, won the pairs division competition in lawnbowling at the Tampa Bay Senior Games 32nd year event in 2012 and plan to enter again this year. Theyre definitely the team to beat. Neither had ever lawn-bowled before moving to Florida. In fact, neither had played much sports since their high school and college years. Years ago, I played baseball, basketball, softball and golfsome competitively, but I had never heard of lawn bowling until we came down to visit friends here in 2008. We liked it well enough to rent in 2009 and by 2010 had bought a house and moved here, Joe said. This will be the first year Joe has not entered the golf portion of the Senior Games as well. Married 45 years this month, the couple has three children, one in Riverview, and the other two out-of-state, in Seattle and Los Angeles, all of whom spent their growing up years in Greensburg, Penn., where Joe and Barbara lived before moving to Florida. Joe was in banking and Barbara was the manager of an energy company. I started lawn bowling because it was something I could do with Joe, Barbara said. I only do pairs, and I only bowl with Joe. Joe, however, is very involved with the Sun City Center team and is currently its president. Our trainer was Gretchen Miexner but she doesnt train anymore. Now we work with Dian Thomas, he said. Besides the fact we can do this as a family there are other great social aspects to lawn bowling, he continued. We get to meet people from other clubs, even from out of state and out of the country. They meet a lot of Canadians and Brits, where the game is very big, he continued. Were going to host the 2014 Bowls USA National Tournament in November 2014. There are about 160 members of the club at this time. Once you are 90 (years old) you dont pay any dues, he explained. PENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER PHOTOPHOTOBarbara and Joe Mignogna show off their winners medals from the Lawnbowling Pairs Championships at the 2012 Tampa Bay Senior Games. The couple will compete again in October.Continued on page 7X Continued on page 13X Only 1,181 days to go and Florida doesnt matter. Yet.By %  MItchTCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netDES MOINES, IOWA Here is something to make some Americans wake up screaming: it has only been nine months since the 2012 election with its relentless assault via the airwaves and our television screens on our senses and sanity, and the race for 2016 is already underway. Well, it is in Iowa, at least. And Floridas very own Senator Marco Rubio technically kicked the race off just two weeks after the last election by a visit to that state. Wait! Its only 2013, right? Well in todays world of never-ending campaigning, that means there are only 1,181 days until election day, never mind that just next year every single member of the House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate will go before the voters. It is 2016 that is bringing the presidential hopefuls to the Hawkeye State. Although no one has yet officially announced their candidacy for president, thus far it is primarily republicans making stops in Iowa, with democrats largely holding back, possibly so as the spotlight is not shifted away from President Obama, who still has three years left in office. That said, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to speak at Iowa Senator Tom Harkins annual steak fry next month, a large politically oriented gathering that then-candidate Barack Obama attended in 2007. The Vice President, however, told GQ Magazine just last month that he could die a happy man without ever being President of the United States. But then again, most politicians, like most everyone, could always use a little more happiness. Just four months after the Harkin steak fry in 2007, Obama surprised the nation with a win in the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses, propelling the then little-known candidate past Hillary Clinton, who was at the time the presumptive nominee. Obama set up tent stakes early on in Iowa and that apparently paid off with two terms in the White House. Unless they have a better plan, most candidates for president consider Iowa to be essential. The Tampa Bay area and the I-4 Corridor are considered some of the most valuable and volatile real estate on the political landscape. Further, with 29 electoral votes, tying New York and behind only California and Texas, Florida is considered an enormous prize for anyone with presidential aspirations. With Florida as the largest of the swing states, the Tampa Bay area is generally credited with doing the swinging. Iowa, meanwhile, has just six electoral votes. More people live in the greater Tampa Bay metropolitan area than in all of Iowa, making it amazing the power such a relatively small state wields over the nations choice for president. Although some states, including Florida, have attempted to jump ahead and hold primaries or caucuses before Iowa, such attempts have not only been unsuccessful, they have sometimes resulted in retribution from the respective parties. Although a long campaign in Iowa, particularly during the cold winter months, cant exactly be considered a vacation, the state does hold a certain appeal for aspiring candidates, and more importantly for those in charge of campaign finances. No campaign manager in his or her

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AUGUST 15, 2013 3 Renovations to Summerfield Clubhouse to start by Augusts end%  penny@observernews.netWhen the first homes were built in Summerfield just east of U.S. 301 on Big Bend Road in Riverview, many wondered who would ever choose to live in a development so far out of town. It was definitely cattle country. In the mid-1980s, the first residents had to shop in Riverview, Apollo Beach or Sun City Center, each between 10 and 12 miles away. There was no local grocery store, pharmacy or any kind of plaza surrounding the new development then. But gradually, the goats disappeared from the northwest corner of the U.S. 301-Big Bend Road intersection, and a Hess gas station was built in their place. A Publix came to the northeast corner, followed by several other businesses. But cattle and horses still circled the new homes. Then, between 1999 and 2009, the Big Bend Road and U.S. 301 intersection became one of the countys three busiest intersections, according to the traffic division of the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office in 2007. A second school was built within the Summerfield Community. A clubhouse expansion and renovation was done. The South Fork development was built directly to the south of the community, and Panther Trace directly to its north border. People learned that this was the growing area of Riverview and a whole new community, now called Big Bend, was born. Now, in 2013, with more than 3,500 residences and approximately 7,000 residents, the seven-person Summerfield Master Association Board of Directors has another clubhouse renovation in place set to begin the end of August and last approximately three months. This renovation wont include anything outside the main clubhouse, although a plan to add a wing to it is in the nottoo-far distant future, said board President Bob Abruzzese. This renovation is all inside, doubling the size of the fitness area and adding more exercise equipment. Abi James, who was assistant association manager, is now interim manager, and who Abruzzese says he hopes will soon hold the title of Community Manager, showed off the plans in a recent interview. The dues to residents wont go up, James said. The money for this has been in reserve funds a long time. Thats how this board operates, Abruzzese said. Absolutely everything, right down to the colors and every piece of furniture was put to a board vote, he said. The approximately $200,000 project will begin by breaking down the wall between two small exercise rooms, one for cardio and one for weight training, and making one large room which will then be a weight and exercise machine room. What is now office space in the back on the front side of the clubhouse will become a new cardio room. This will more than double the size of the fitness area, James explained. The back room where meetings are now held will also hold the office space. The large gymnasium will not change. Euthenics, a planning and design firm based in Tampa, drew the plans, which include making what is now a small kitchen into a wireless Internet room and modernizing the entrance area and front office, James continued, pointing to the plans. H.I.S. Design and Build also based in Tampa will do the contract and construction work. We are proud we are not going to have to raise HOA dues, said Abruzzese. This renovation is long overdue. Many people in the community use the weight and cardio rooms and, at peak hours, they are crowded. Hopefully we will be finished in November, he added. It may be four or five years before any outside renovations are done or the new wing is added, he said. But the board is already planning for it so that it can handle payment the same way it is handling payment for this renovation: at the time it is done. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOAbi James, interim manager for the Summerfield Master Community Association in Riverview, checks over plans for a major clubhouse renovation due to start in less than two weeks. Doctors of AudiologySCOTT SIMS, AuD.Doctor of Audiology ASHA Certied Board Certied (ABA)JEFF CLARK, AuD.Doctor of Audiology ASHA CertiedServing Sun City Center for 16 years CALL 813.558.1477 South Bay Medical Arts Center $500 Discount o MSRP for ANY pair of PHONAK daily wear hearing aids!Oer includes all sizes of hearing instruments.(Coupon must be presented prior to appointment) $250 per hearing aid discount. Oer expires 8/22/13 Physicians Choice Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend!

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Studies have shown that listening to familiar music can significantly improve mood and alertness, reduce agita tion, and can help with a number of behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease. Even in the late-stages of Alzheimer’s, a person may be able to tap a beat or sing lyrics to a song from childhood. Sitting and listening to music together can also provide a way for you and your dad to connect and bond with your mom, even after she stops recognizing your names and faces. Here are a few tips to help you create a music therapy program for your mom. Create a Playlist Your first step is to identify the music that’s familiar and enjoyable to your mom. Does she like jazz, classical or Frank Sinatra? What songs make her want to get up and dance? Then go back to the era when she was a teenager through her early 20s. Research shows that music during this time period seems to get the best response and triggers the most memories. If you need some help creating a playlist, the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function provides a suggested list of top songs by era and genre on its website at musictherapy.imnf.org — click on “Outpatient Services,” then on “Top 10’s For Memory.” The website pandora.com will also tailor a radio station to match your mom’s musical taste when you select an artist, song or genre. And musicandmemory.org offers a free guide to creating a personalized playlist. You can also get help from a music therapist. The American Music Therapy Association offers a national directory of more than 6,000 therapists at musictherapy. org to help you find someone in your area. To keep things fresh, it’s best to create a diverse playlist of numer ous artists, with no more than five to 10 songs per artist. It’s also important to keep tweaking the playlist. Every week or so, ask your mom which songs she likes and which ones are just so-so. Remove the so-so ones, and build on the successful ones so you end up with 100 or 200 songs that all resonate. Music Delivery There are a number of ways you can deliver your mom’s favorite music: a digital listening device, CD player, a computer or tablet, or even an old record player. If you don’t have any music and are on a tight budget, check with your local public library. It may have CD selections you can check out. Digital listening devices like an iPod or MP3 player are the most convenient and widely used options among music therapists for delivering music, because they’re easy to add and remove songs from. The $49 Apple iPod Shuffle (apple.com/ipod-shuffle), and $40 SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player (sandisk.com) that require headphones, and the $60 Peabod SweetPea3 MP3 Player (sweetpeatoyco.com) which has an external speaker, are three excellent devices that are extremely simple to use and very affordable. Another option to consider for listening to music together is through an Internet radio service like spotify.com and rhapsody. com. These services will let you create a customized playlist (for free or a small monthly subscription fee) that your mom and you can listen to via computer, mobile device, home entertainment system, or a home Internet radio like the $180 Logitech UE Smart Radio (ue.logitech.com), which is a great alternative that’s simple to use and compatible with most online radio services. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe nior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book. Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients THE SAVVY SENIOR By Jim Miller

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AUGUST 15, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 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. 2New Brunch includes a FREE MIMOSA every Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. LIMITED TIME ONLY, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND JSA holds hurricane preparedness expoFrom 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, the JSA Medical Group in Sun City Center will hold a hurricane preparedness mini expo. Entitled Are You Prepared? the program will take place at JSAs faciity at 787 Cortaro Dr. in SCC. The main speaker will be Bill Barron, president of CERT (Community Emergency Rescue Team), who will address the gathering at 3 p.m. Also on hand will be Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik, Ted Williams of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, and registered dietician Shirley Allen of South Bay Hospital, who will speak on nutrition needs during an emergency. JSA Medical Group will present emergency medical supplies, and The Home Depot will itemize a hurricane go to box.Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 813-419-5020. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Night Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anime on the large projector screens. Family Story Time Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 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. Baby Time Monday, Aug. 19 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 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. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists. 3-5 years with adult, will join our art instructor for a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. 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. Tracey and James Aiena, owners of Anytime Fitness.Apollo Beach fitness club upgradesThe Anytime Fitness club, located in the Waterside Shoppes of Apollo Beach, is undergoing an upgrade in order to offer expanded services and upgraded classes. Franchise owners James and Tracey Aiena closed the doors to Anytime Fitness on Aug. 11 and will reopen at 4 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19. During this period the gym will undergo a major upgrade. Anytime Fitness offers members unlimited access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Designed as an upscale fitness facility without high pressure sales and overcrowding, Anytime Fitness of Apollo Beach is dedicated to helping clients set and surpass fitness goals, maintaining them for life. The gyms reciprocity program allows members to work out at any of the over 1,000 Anytime Fitness locations nationwide. Build your credit workshop offeredOn Wednesday, Aug. 21 BMO Harris Bank will present a workshop on how to build your credit. The presentation is from 2 to 3 p.m. at JSA Medical, 787 Cortaro Dr. in Sun City Center. 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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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 How would you like a free cookie, a glass of juice, or a cup of coffee? Not only that how would you like some tender loving care by people who are very glad to see you and will cater to your every need? All of that can come true if you will just visit your local blood center. Unfortunately, with all of these wonderful inducements, too few people take time to go to the center and give what has been called the gift of life. Although there is an urgent need for blood all year long, the summer months are the worst. With so many people on vacation, giving blood is the last thing on their minds. However, with increased activity comes more auto accidents, sports mishaps and sad to say, the heat also affects violent crime all of which require more from our blood banks. How hard is it to give blood? Not hard at all. Just stop by your local blood center with or without an appointment (they prefer you call ahead) and ask to be a donor. Ive found the people at blood centers are always very nice. They will take a few pieces of vital information and ask some questions about your health history. That interview takes place in a private location and the manner in which the staff conducts the interviews is very reassuring. Next, it is into the very clean, cheerful room in which the blood is drawn. Believe it or not, the good humor and smiles of the staff make By William Hodges this one of the friendliest places in which I have ever been. Now, I am a card-carrying coward when it comes to needles. It has been a while since I gave my first pint but Ill never forget that first time. Within minutes, my arm had been cleaned, the nurse had uttered the words Big Stick, and I was losing a pound (a pint of blood weighs about a pound). In just a few minutes, it was all over. The Band-Aid had been applied and I was offered refreshments. While enjoying my cookies, I talked with several lovely people. The first was with a very nice woman by the name of Anne Almoney. Anne had just donated her 45th unit (or pint) of blood. She said that she gives a pint about every eight weeks. By the way, eight weeks is the minimum time between blood donations. It is hard to even imagine how many lives Annes generosity has saved or benefited. Also enjoying his cookies was a very young man who had started his blood donor career when the blood center visited his high school. Quinn Crosby had just marked the giving of his first gallon of blood; this visit marked his eighth donation. I am humbled by people like Anne and Quinn who love their fellow man enough to face their fears and give one of the most important gifts a man or woman can give their own blood. These are people who truly make a difference. But what about you are you making a difference? We know that only about 4 to 5 percent of the eligible donors ever give the first pint of blood, and only about half the adult population is eligible to give blood because of a number of prohibiting factors. The pool is very small, but when you give blood, you become a big and very important fish in that pond. If fear is standing between you and going down to a blood center, then I suggest you call the center to discuss your fears with them. They will be pleased to answer all your questions and, if you wish to visit the center beforehand, they will be pleased to give you a tour. All in all, no strain, no pain, and someones life to gain, sums up my experience with the blood center. Did I mention that Im now a proud member of the four-gallon club? I plead with you to take a few moments out of your day to give the gift of life to someone in need. Keep in mind that the person lying on the operating table needing that very blood could be someone close to you, or it could be YOU!Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos. com. Phone : 824-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comPositive Talk: You can make a differenceDance to live music The Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club will feature the live music of Mario DeLeon at its monthly dance on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. The attire at Moonglow Dances is dressy casual. Members are free; visitors and guests pay $5 per person at the door. The public is welcome. Singles tables are always available. BYOB; the Club will provide ice, water, cups, napkins and a special summer treat at intermission. Moonglow schedules year-round monthly dances. For more information, call 813-633-1297 or 813-6428845. If you would like to receive Moonglow information by email, contact gail3357@gmail.com. Sponsors wanted for Tampa Public Library centennial celebrationTampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries Centennial Celebration begins on Jan. 1, 2014, 100 years to the day that Hillsborough Countys first library, the West Tampa Branch Library, was dedicated. Centennial Celebration events and programs, which carry the theme Changing Lives, Transforming Communities, will take place throughout the library system and at other Hillsborough County locations in 2014. Sponsorship Needs Sponsorships are needed to cover costs or provide in-kind services for Centennial Celebration events and programs; advertisements; print and collateral materials to provide public information and promotion; food for the public; and more. Packages of $100; $500; $1,000; $5,000; and $10,000 are available to address the charitable interests of local families, organizations and businesses. Custom sponsorship packages can be arranged. Sponsorship Benefits Sponsors receive a variety of benefits, such as VIP access, promotional space, signage and recognition at Centennial Celebration events; their business name or logo on the Centennial Celebration Web page with a link to their business or organization website; and commemorative memorabilia. Visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ sponsor to see the official sponsorship packages, and call Jennifer Hall at 813-276-8368 for more information.

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AUGUST 15, 2013 7 Indulge in the Riches of Gold and Silver at WE BUY GOLD, SILVER & COINS BUY ~ SELL ~ ESTIMATES ~ APPRAISALS@live.com We Pay Top $$Wide Variety ofGold & Silver Coins For Investing BRANDON PEST CONTROLPhone: (813) 685-7711Fax: (813) 685-360710 Locations in Florida, Georgia & Tennessee CALL FOR FREE INSPECTIONASK ABOUT TERMIDORCelebrating 38 Years in Business TERMITES? Fully Insured & Bonded Fully Insured & BondedSUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVE 24-HOUR TOWING Se Habla Espaol Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center OIL CHANGE Emergency Services645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) to shop if we do repairs$1995SummertimeAC Check$1995+ FreonMost cars & light trucks.Must present coupon for special price. Must present coupon for special price.FREE DIAGNOSTICSPurchase 4 Tires Get FREE Mount & Balance The two volunteer time with the Security Patrol and Barbara also dances and takes Latin dancing classes, while Joe does some volunteering with the Mens Club Lifeline project. Active in their homeowners association, he is president and she is chairwoman of the Architectural Committee. I also serve as president of the Suncoasters, which is the womans lawnbowlers club. We do a lot of fun things there too. Meanwhile, Mike and Brenda Perkins are also training for the Games. They have lived in Sun City Center since 2004 and both were still working when they moved to the community. I was a superintendent for the Parks and Rec there for 31 years in New Hampton, N.Y., Mike said. I had to tell people what to do but I didnt get much chance to do it. Because of that profession, he was always involved in running sporting events, and has a love of games. I had to sit at a desk and watch others. Now I can play, he said. Brenda, who has been the director of risk management for hospital systems, said they have been married 30 years and have five children that are spread all over the States from Georgia to Maryland and one is in Germany. Mike was a tennis player all through school and did cross country and basketball. He kept up his tennis afterwards, and played whenever he could get away from his administrative job. I didnt do sports at all until I got here, Brenda said. I started in mixed pairs to be active and to be his companion, she said. First they started with pickleball, but attended a free lawnbowing clinic in 2007 and decided it was better suited to them. By 2008, Mike was the champion of the local club and is now the president of the Southeast Division of Bowls USA which includes seven states. Online sign-ups for this years Tampa Bay Senior Games have already begun at www.tinyurl. com/observer-senior1 and questions may be answered on the website at www.tinyurl.com/ observer-senior2 or by calling Mary Clements Fowler at (813) 635-3519. The games feature two weeks of competition in various activities, such as basketball, billiards, bowling, cribbage, dominoes, golf, hobby show, pickleball, pinochle, swimming, table tennis, talent showcase, tennis, and track and field. New events this year include, softball and corn hole. The Tampa Bay Senior Games are hosted by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services, City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, and Temple Terrace Leisure Services and will take place at various parks and pool locations around the county (depending upon the sport) locations of which are available on the website. Anyone who is 50 or older before Dec. 31 of the current year is eligible to enter. They will be held Oct 7 through Oct. 18. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOMike and Brenda Perkins get their new bowling gear in order in time for the Lawn Bowling competition at the Tampa Bay Senior Games. Mike is the president of the Southeast Division of Bowls USA which includes seven states.Sign ups going on now for senior gamesX To place a classied ad call 813-645-3111 Ext. 201 begin on page 23

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8 AUGUST 15, 2013 Dr. Robert A. Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: A popular natural cleaning solution for pet stains is a combination of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Mix 2 cups of three percent hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and 1 tablespoon of baking The other day I saw a pair of shoes that screamed out to me. As with most women, I am a shoe junkie. They were gorgeous shoes, but a tad on the pricey side. My conscience kicked in immediately with the usual mantra theyre not in the budget. I get so tired of my conscience doing that. Who isnt on a budget these days? Every household and every business should have one. But before you curse the budget for not allowing you to splurge, think about all of the things overspending costs you. There are a lot of people out there who hate their jobs. If they had frugal spending habits, many of them could take a lesser paying job they felt passionate about. Working for the Chamber, a nonprofit, brings in considerably less than what I was making working the corporate gig. But I am much happier with my down-sized life! My downsized life has much less clutter because my 1200 square foot condo cant hold all of the vases, knick knacks and other dust catchers I displayed in my 3000 square foot house. I have found discretionary income for vacations in not buying stuff I usually end up donating to Goodwill a couple of years later. The savings account gets fuller as well. Emergencies come at us out of nowhere and obviously arent planned. But extra funds stashed away help soften the blow when they do hit. For business owners, having emergency reserves is not just a smart idea, its a must! Staying on that budget also means less debt. There is a definite peace that comes from not having a car payment and being able to pay off the credit card balance every month. When the condo is paid off in two years, there wont be a mortgage either! For those who invest, its great when you can purchase stocks when they are undervalued instead of when you get a little extra cash. By working crossword puzzles in the paper or socializing at home instead of paying for a pricey dinner out and a movie, you can rack up enough to invest in some great funds. Likewise, companies that are frugal can take those extra funds and re-invest them in additional resources. And dont underestimate the power of that credit score! People with great credit get better interest rates on loans. I know, loans equal debt, but sometimes you HAVE to get a car loan or a mortgage. At the end of the day, staying within the budget means more freedom. Freedom to take a few days off. Freedom to retire early if you want. And most importantly, the freedom to relax and not have to be constantly anxious living paycheck to paycheck. It sounds like a contradiction to say adhering to strict limits means more freedom. However, if I am frugal eating leftovers for lunch and turning off lights when I leave a room, I can purchase those killer shoes I wanted so badly! I didnt buy the shoes. I decided the price was too high and enough to afford me a weekend out with Husband. And I like being free to do that once in a while.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Working the budget Learn how to win government contractsFrom 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, small business owners from the Tampa Bay area will have the chance to attend a workshop on How to Win Government Contracts, presented by Tampa Bay Business Owners. The workshop will take place at the Centre Club on the 8th floor of 123 S. Westshore Blvd. in Tampa. The cost of the workshop is $79 per person. The speaker will be Gary Teaney, of Transformational Consulting for Business, who will explain what it takes to win some of the billions of dollars that flow through local government municipalities. Teaney says, If you have a business that generates under $2 million in revenue, you can receive a government contract. The training is designed specifically to help participants: ernment contracts that can help boost the bottom line of your business. for Proposal that will have procurement officers saying yes. it comes to bidding on government contracts! the entire Tampa Bay Area when it comes to government contracts. on government-approved lists. small business by receiving the work your local and state government wants to give you. to know and navigate in order to find the Gold Mine of contracts. Q&A session with expert Gary Teaney. For more information or to buy a Business Owners, at 813-489-5585.South Bay Hospital hosts multi-chamber after-hours eventOn July 30, 2013 a touch of Southern Comfort was extended by South evening of Southern Charm and Grace. ing Staff ... complete with sweet tea and lemonade, of course. Lace fans were distributed to the ladies and gentlemanly mustaches were available for the men. Many participants wore stylish hats to impress the crowd. With more than 200 local business people in attendance, there was continuous networking in which to participate. South Bay Hospital is committed to being the best community hospital possible. In order to achieve this, it offers a wide range of health care services, including 24-hour emergency care, adult critical care, diagnostic imaging, minimally invasive surgery, neurology, orthopedics, urology, vascular surgery and both inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and rehabilitation services. For more information, call 813-634-0413 or visit www.southbayhospital.com. You can also stop by for a visit at 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. in SCC, PHOTO COURTESY OF GREATER RIVERVIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCEEnjoying the Southern hospitality at South Bay Hospital are Riverview Chamber members Ed Booth of Huth and Booth Photography, Stacy Self of Stacy Self Creative Consulting, and Mike Self of S&S Tacos/Pizza & Stuff.

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AUGUST 15, 2013 9 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. 20 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., AUG. 23 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., AUG. 27 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., AUG. 30 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! $200 Discountfor those attending luncheon Exp. August 31, 2013 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. Young people have been in the news lately, and most of that news hasnt been particularly favorable. If you have read any such articles you could be left with the impression that young people today are unmotivated, have an unrealistic sense of entitlement, are still living with their parents (who still drive them around) and, generally, are unemployed. The latter two speak, perhaps, more of the current economic climate than they do about young people but the prevailing sense is that young people are lazy and seem to believe that iPhones and other luxuries are considered necessities of life and are absolute expectations without the recognition that such things must be paid for with money and work. I have learned that the news is wrong. It seems every generation believes that the following generation is filled with slackers, a mindset that almost certainly began long before, but was likely heightened by, the generation clash of the late 1960s. Yet the mindset continues on today, its the same but different, reflecting a far different world. The past weekend was filled with the kind of young people the news seems to be overlooking. Michelle and I flew up north to see my nephew marry a beautiful and smart young woman. To leave for even an overnight trip, we hire a dog sitter to stay at our house with our pets. For this four-day trip, two young women joined forces to handle the spoiled quadrupeds. Alexa and Sammie MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOMy nephew Zach with his wife Sarah at their wedding reception on Saturday. Okay, so they may be messy with cake but we dont have to worry about young people today. Theyll be just fine.At the wedding reception, I reconnected with teachers I had in school, all of whom have since retired and yet they all looked much the same as they did three decades ago. If kids are really getting worse by the day, it certainly wasnt apparent on their faces. They clearly enjoyed educating and, the truth be told, taking care of our kids through a few generations. Coming from a family of teachers, I know all too well that their jobs are not easy but that generally isnt due to the kids. The reception was over and before long the dance started and some differences between kids of old and kids today became clear in the music that erupted from the speakers. Suffice to say that I recognized very little of it and Michelle and I decided that tired old folks like us could easily slip out unnoticed to get ready for bed. The next day as we boarded our flight home to Tampa, Michelle sent a text message to Alexa and Sammie asking if they could let the dogs out one last time during the early evening hours. Yes, Maam, came the immediate reply, along with a little smiley face. On the plane we speculated about the condition of the house. With three shedding dogs, cleaning at our place is an industrial operation involving a vacuum cleaner that costs roughly that of an older used car. Theyre just kids, we thought, so we probably should be prepared to clean up, despite the late night arrival of our flight. Weve had a number of wonderful pet-sitters over the years and we know very well that a person really has to be motivated to manage the daily were wonderful. They put up with our many text messages and, through a security camera mounted at the front door that points down to a cat dish set out in the hopes well see our still-lost cat, we noticed that they even took off their shoes before going into the house, which made them far more conscientious than me, despite that I have blue jeans that are older than the two of them. For most of my life Ive lived away from home, making the journey back to Minnesota once or twice a year, and in my mind my brothers three boys are frozen as children excited about opening wrapped toys at Christmastime. But the reality is that all three already have their own lives, one was married a few months ago and now the second of three was getting married. This weekend, in the span of a mere instant, time and reality caught up with me. Those three kids tearing open presents at Christmas were grown men, speaking eloquently in public as they offered up toasts to their brother and his new wife during the wedding reception. All three of them have college degrees and have their own careers, most notably careers that serve and help others. Zach, the nephew who was the reason for the trip, got married on Saturday and on Monday was coaching football practice at the school at which he teaches in rural Minnesota. So much for unmotivated young people. deluge of fur. Exhausted after a long day of travel, we unlocked the door and were greeted by a bunch of overly happy dogs. On the table was a note that began, Dear Mr. and Mrs. Traphagen.. It went on to say that they cleaned up a little and they hoped everything was okay. The house was immaculate. And with that, I was struck that I had some growing up of my own to do. Alexa and Sammie arent kids, any more than my grown nephews are kids. They are all just young people trying to make their way in life, with jobs and responsibilities and dreams that are all their own. Like those of us who came before them, and those who came before us, they are decent, caring, people motivated to doing something good. What I learned this weekend was that we dont have to worry about kids today. Sure they like their iPhones and other expensive toys so do I but theyll be just fine. These kids today are something else. In fact, they might even be something better than their parents (and uncles) could ever hope to be.By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: These kids today Re-scheduled DateNet Benefits: A Retrospective on Fishing For Food and Fun in Tampa BayOn Saturday, September 7, from 10 to 11 a.m., the Palmetto Historical Park & Agricultural Museum will host Nanette OHara from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program as she presents a program called Net Benefits: A Retrospective on Fishing For Food and Fun in Tampa Bay a brief and sometimes amusing history of commercial and sport fishing in our area. After the program, enjoy the vintage tackle exhibit on display in the Park and Museum. The address for the presentation is 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. This event is FREE but reservations are REQUIRED. Call 941-721-2034 to register.

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10 OBSERVER NEWS AUGUST 15, 2013 Have you ever heard of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus? It is a combination of circuses started long ago, including one run by P.T. Barnum. Barnum was known for finding great circus acts, including Jumbo the elephant. Barnum found Jumbo at the London Zoo where the elephant was famous for giving kids rides. In fact, when P.T. Barnum offered to buy Jumbo from the zoo, thousands of children wrote to Queen Victoria begging her not to let the sale take place. Barnum bought Jumbo for $10,000 and showed the elephant in his circus until it died in 1885. Jumbos story did not end there, however. Barnum made several donations to Tufts University, and in his honor, the University named Jumbo its mascot.One of Barnums Best List 10 words that rhyme with tame. 1. ___________ 2. _____________ 3. ____________ 4. ___________ 5. ____________ 6. ____________ 7. __________ 8. ____________ 9. ___________ 10. ___________What Rhymes withSome answers: aim, came, dame, fame, flame, frame, game, lame, name, same COLORING PICTURE COLORING PICTURE Fact or Fiction?Circus ChallengeCircuses have many acts from lion tamers to acrobats. Here are some questions about circuses and circus acts. How many can you answer correctly?Answers: 1) Fiction, a circus tent is called the big top, 2) Fact, 3) Fiction, more than one act often performs at a time, 4) Fact, 5) Fiction, the ringmaster wears a top hat with a brightly colored topcoat and tails, 6) Fact, 7) Fiction, tightrope walkers usually do not perform with animals, especially big cats like lions and tigers, 8) Fact, 9) Fiction, a one-wheeled bike is called a unicycle, 10) Fact 1) Some circuses take place in a tent known as the small top. Fact or Fiction? 2) Most of the action in a circus takes place in a ring. Fact or Fiction? 3) Only one act can perform at a time in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 4) The ringmaster oversees all of the action in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 5) The ringmaster wears baggy jeans and a bright-colored T-shirt. Fact or Fiction? 6) Trapeze artists perform some of the most high-flying acts in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 7) Tightrope walkers use big cats in their acts. Fact or Fiction? 8) Most circuses have clowns. Fact or Fiction? 9) A circus clown might ride a one-wheeled bike called a tricycle. Fact or Fiction? 10) Some circuses also have dancers and fire breathers. Fact or Fiction? Name That AnimalSome circus acts have animals in them. Fill in the blanks to name some of the animals found at a circus.Answers: 1) Lions, 2) Tigers, 3) Dogs, 4) Elephants, 5) Sea Lions, 6) Chimps, 7) Horses 1) L __ __ N S2) T I __ E R __3) D __ G __4) E __ E P H __ N __ S5) S __ A L I __ __ S6) __ __ I M P S7) H __ __ S E S What circus performer can see in the dark?A: An acrobat. Q:A: Go for the juggler!How do you stop a circus? Q:Jokes and Riddles

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When Spanish explorers came to Florida 400 years ago they found native grapevines. Using Old World traditions, they converted the muscadine into the first American wine. A century before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, wine was being made in Florida. Through the centuries, Florida has supported both vineyards and winemaking. The success of muscadine wine is the byproduct of Old World traditions and new world production methods. Visiting a winery or vineyard in Florida is a fascinating experience for the whole family. It’s a part of Florida beyond the beaches and amusement parks. Florida’s vineyards, wineries and flavorful wines are interesting parts of Florida history that few people know about, but one which more and more people are discovering. For more information and additional winery listings visit www.florida-agriculture.com. Below is a list of Florida Certified Wineries, two of which have festivals in the coming weeks. 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The August Harvest Fest is August 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy grape stomping, arts and crafts vendors, u-pick grapes, food and beverage vendors, Wine tasting. $10 admission includes souvenir wine glass and a sampling of five wines. Free admission for kids. Q Florida Orange Groves, Inc. and Winery, 1-800-338-7923, 1500 Pasadena Ave. South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33707, www. floridawine.com. Wine tastings are available daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tours are given upon request if guides are available. Open Sunday 12:30 to 5 p.m. Q Henscratch Farms Vineyards and Winery, Lake Placid. Call for directions (863) 699-2060 or visit www.henscratchfarms.com. Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 4. Q Keel and Curley Winery, Plant City, (813) 752-9100, 5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL 33565. www. keelandcurleywinery.com. 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Dunne, MD, FACSBoard Certified4020 State Road 674, Suite 2, Sun City Center www.ErasersInc.comCall Today! 813-634-9260Erase Unwanted Veins! Safe, Effective, Affordable Accredited Ultrasound Lab In-Office Procedure Insurance Accepted It is easier than you think! SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Email: Messages & Attachments Thursday, Aug. 15 at 12:30 p.m. Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended as well as an existing e-mail account. Learn about sending attachments and creating address books. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 20. Book Discussion: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Thursday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during Chinas infamous Cultural Revolution. There, the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.Internet: Introduction and Google Search Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 12:30 p.m.Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 20.eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, Aug. 21 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. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Elder Law Seminar Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long term care with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, and V.A programs will be discussed. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Aug. 21 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! Windows 7: More Windows Thursday, Aug. 22 at 12:30 p.m. Learn what can be done through the Control Panel, how to install software and run a disk cleanup. Explore the Control Panel. Find files. View and change properties. Install and remove software. Limit: 20. 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. Anglers are getting used to early morning fishing, watching the weather, and arriving ashore before the rains. This is the time of year that saltwater catfish are everywhere. Use care when handling this fish. Catfish can harm you with their fin spines. They have three of these needlelike stingers. There is one on the front part of its dorsal fin, which is the back fin, and two more behind each pectoral fin, which is the chest or breast fin. If your skin is punctured by one of these spines they infest you with a toxic susbstance which is very painful. Talking to some Ruskin natives, I found an old fashioned remedy for a catfish sting. Take your knife or oyster knife and scrape some slime off the fish. Rub this slime into the wound. It takes away the pain. Some swear by this and others say it works temporarily until you get ashore. Our saltwater cats are fun to catch, but arent such a good tablefare. However, some old-timers skin the saltwater cats and soak them in milk before cooking. They say they are then as good as freshwater cats. Freshwater catfish are abundant in lakes and upper freshwaters of the Alafia and the Little Manatee Rivers. There are those that fish only for freshwater catfish telling us that they give you a workout before you can boat them, and they are just as much fun to catch as a game fish in saltwater. Most people know oysters produce pearls, but did you know the sail catfish has two pearls located in front of its eye sockets in the inner ear cavities? These pearls are ear stones and are used as a balancing mechanism for the fish. The stones are also used by scientists to tell the age of the fish. Most fish ages are calculated by their scales, but the catfish has no scales or rings to count. Another unusal fish is the walking catfish. They are an unwelcome invasive fish to Florida which were imported to our state by tropical fish dealers. They will walk across land from pond to pond. As for the food value of a catfish, nothing is better than fried freshwater cats and cheese grits with hush puppies. Morning fishing has been good for all anglers venturing out early with the usual catches of flounder, reds, and trout. Redfish is one per person, per day of legal size not less than l7 inches or more than 28 inches. A legal flounder is 12 inches with l0 per harvest, per day. A legal spotted trout is not less than l5 or more than 20 inches with 4 per harvest, per day. Those fishing from land were catching sheepshead, a white meat fish thats good tablefare. Legal is 12 inches minimum and l5 per harvest. Remember to watch the weather, and always fish together.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Catfish are abundant this time of year 3852 Sun City Center Blvd .Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howie s813-633-9301 America s Oil Expres s ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANG E TRANSMISSION FLUSH, POWER STEERING FLUSH or HEADLIGHT RESTORATION $1000 Off$2000 Off No Appointment NecessaryTRUL Y 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OIL SShopper Obser ver Shopper Obser ver We can ser vice nearly any car!

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RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Ruskin 33573 Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Thursday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. Learn the basics of slide design and layout to create a professional-looking presentation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. PowerPoint: Text Boxes, Clipart & AuAdding text boxes, clipart and Autoshapes to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. PowerPoint: Effects & Transitions Learn about adding effects and transitions to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. Kindle: Demonstration & Open Bring your Kindle and operation questions with you. Will demonstrate how to register the device, open an Amazon account, and get an eBook on the device. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. AUGUST 15, 2013 19 855.289.7725 2013 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. Restrictions apply, call for details. FREE DEMONSTRATION of the latest hearing aids from Siemens featuring micon technology, plus well show you how they work with your cell phone and Bluetooth. FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY Now is the perfect time to restore your hearing, renew your spirit and reclaim your condence with from HearUSA. For people who want to hear better. Make it an Endless Summer! 130701 HearUSA Endless Summer Ad_Observer News Group_10x7.5 to run 8-8_02.indd 1 7/15/13 11:11 AM 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. Hunter Hunter is a lovable, goofy Lab mix. He was found wandering alone in a neighboring community. This big puppy is sure to put a smile on your face. He loves his toys and to be chased around the play yard. He just found out how cool the doggy pool is, too! Hunter will make a great companion for one person or a family. He has the best traits of the Labrador breed. Hunter is neutered, microchipped, and current on his shots. DOB: February 2, 2013. PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG GemmaGemma is a gorgeous white-andblack female who recently gave birth. After all that work is finally finished, she is looking forward to a forever home where life will be easier. She has a black patch over one eye, but her face is white otherwise. Stop in to C.A.R.E. to look at this friendly beauty. She is current on her shots. As part of her adoption she has been micro chipped and spayed. DOB: Approx. January 2, 2012.Peace Corps needs 1000 new volunteers, comes to Tampa Aug. 20Peace Corps is reaching out to those who are interested in making a difference in the lives of others around the world, while at the same time making a difference in their own lives. It is seeking 1000 new volunteers who would be interested in using their education, work, and volunteer experience to help those who live in developing countries. The Agencys Southeast Regional Recruitment Office will be looking for new volunteers when it visits Tampa later this month to answer questions about the opportunities it has for citizens of all ages and backgrounds. The information session is from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 20 at the Tampa Public Library John F. Germany Branch, at 900 North Ashley Dr. in Tampa. Serving as a Peace Corps volunteer is probably one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have in their life, said Chad Chernet, a Returned Peace Corps volunteer and a recruiter for the Peace Corps. You give so much of yourself, but you get so much in return new friends, a new culture, and the feeling of giving back. Plant City resident Stephanie Joy Sheffield has already decided that she wants to serve her country by making a difference in a developing country. Sheffield will be leaving home on Aug. 27 to spend two years as an Education volunteer in Colombia. What attracts me to the Peace Corps is that it combines many of my passions traveling, teaching, and language education, experiencing other cultures, and serving others. said Sheffield. I was able to hear from other people in my community about how much their sons and daughters absolutely loved their experiences in the Peace Corps which encouraged me even more to apply. There are currently 36 volunteers from the Tampa Bay area who are serving overseas. More than 850 volunteers from the Tampa Bay area have served with the agency since it was founded by President Kennedy in 1961. Returned volunteers are also expected to attend the Aug. 20 event. 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, Aug. 15 Bar Bingo with Jerry 6 p.m. Fish & Chips 4:30 7 p.m. Queen of Hearts 7:30 p.m. Music by Rick Bourbon 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Crew Games in Lounge, 6 p.m. free hot dogs. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 Crew Games & free hot dogs, 6 p.m. Games in Lounge 1-4 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6 p.m. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING WERE MORE THAN JUST BUSINESS CARDS! We print newsletters, bulletins, post cards, membership directories, tickets, posters, letterhead, offering envelopes, scratch pads, memorial cards, bookmarks, brochures, thank you notes, etc. Call us for your printing needs. www.mmprintinc.com813-645-4048

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20 AUGUST 15, 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 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 Area Obituaries Russell L. MarcheseRussell L. Marchese, Sr., 79, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away peacefully on August 8, 2013. He was a loving husband of 56 years to Antonia Marchese and a devoted father. Born in Batavia, NY on March 2, 1934, to the late Joseph R. and Carrie Marchese, Sr., Russ owned and operated Marchese National Food Stores in the Batavia community for many years. He is survived by sons Russell L. Marchese, Jr. (Diane Marchese), of Batavia, NY and Matthew J. Marchese (Melody Marchese), of Williamsville, NY, as well as daughters Marianne L. Jensen (Billy Jensen), of Herndon, VA, Kathleen A. Dermody of Bergen, NY, Joan M. Marchese (David Foster), of Bolton, MA, Lisa K. Marchese (Karen Evans) of Albuquerque, NM, and Jennifer L. Crockett (Timothy Crockett), of Grand Island, NY. He will be missed by his 14 grandchildren: William Marchese and his spouse, Jessi Marchese; Sarah, Joanna and Rebecca Jensen; Kristina Marchese and her fianc, Greg Thurber; Katelyn and Shannon Dermody; Owen and Henry Foster; Louis and Carmela Marchese; Zoe and Sasha Evans; Evan Crockett; and great-grandchildren Ronan and Elliot Marchese. In addition, Russ is survived by brother Robert Marchese (Judith) of New Port Richie, FL and sisters Carolyn McGorray (Thomas McGorray) of Tucson, AZ and Dorothy Marchese of Batavia, NY; brother-in-law Louis Marazza (Marian) of Erie, PA and sister-in-law Arlene Gavazzi of Corry, PA; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Russ was predeceased by sisters Rose Nigro and Florence Joy and brother Joseph R. Marchese, Jr. While living in Batavia, Russ served the community for many years as a member of the Sertoma Club. When he retired to Florida, he became an active member of the Sawdust Engineers in Sun City Center, FL to which he was elected President and served as a member of the board. He also sat on the Cypress View Community Board of Property Owners Association. He volunteered as a driver for Samaritan Services of Sun City Center and the Sun City Center Security Patrol. A memorial mass will be celebrated on August 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sun City Center, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to LifePath Hospice, 3723 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573. Virginia Catherine ToschVirginia Catherine Tosch, 91, born Virginia Catherine Lesnau, from Sun City Center, Florida, went to Heaven to be in the presence of the Lord, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Virginia or Virg was born in Detroit Michigan on Nov. 16, 1921. Virg was the youngest of six children born to Joseph and Cassimira Lesnau. She attended Nursing School at Providence Hospital in Detroit for over three years after high school. Virg then entered the U.S. Army as an Operating Room Nurse in 1945. She had the rank of Second Lieutenant. She earned the WWII Victory Medal and American Campaign Medal and was Honorably Discharged after serving for 21 months. She was married to James Jim Tosch on Oct. 1, 1949. She and Jim lived happily for 46 years together, before he passed away in 1995 in Sun City Center. Virg loved everything she did and always had a positive attitude toward everyone. She loved going to Bob Evans on Sunday with her best friend in her whole life, Lois Perrewe. She loved Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She loved playing cards with her friends. She loved her dog Bella. She loved Wheel of Fortune. She had a long hobby of sewing. Virg was always there for her children and they loved her very much. She loved her nursing during her long life. She was an avid shopper and always found the deals. Virg is survived by daughter Denise Stafford and husband Reid of Friday Harbor, Washington; sons Scott Tosch and wife Apple of Sun City Center, Fla, and Mike Tosch and wife Gloria of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; grandchildren Amanda Reyes and husband Doug of Wolf Creek, Ore., Amy Stafford of Santa Fe, NM and a student in Chicago, Brandon Tosch and fiance Irene Manay of Canoga Park, Calif., and Melissa Tausig and husband Ian of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; grandstepson Andrew Johnson of San Diego, Calif.; and great-grandchildren Ember Reyes, and Madera Reyes of Wolf Creek, Ore., Kurt Mann, Kayla Tausig and Riley Tausig, all three of Thousand Oaks, Calif. A funeral/memorial service is being planned at a date yet to be determined at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center. Virgs ashes, along with late husband Jim Toschs ashes, will be laid to rest at a private interment at Bushnell Veterans Cemetery in Ocala, Fla. at a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers for the memorial services, contributions would be appreciated to Prince of Peace Catholic Church: In memory of Virginia Tosch 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573Learn more about the Catholic faithAre you non-Catholic and interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Do you want to know how to become Catholic? On Sunday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m., Prince of Peace Catholic Church will offer a special presentation for all those interested in becoming Catholic or for those wishing to learn more about the Catholic faith. The presentation will take place in the RCIA Room of the Conesa Center. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For more information, visit www. popcc.org or call 813-634-2328. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. High Holy Day services schedule is announcedBeth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, has announced the schedule for High Holy Day services. All services will be officiated by Rabbi Carla Freedman and Cantorial Soloist Dr. Sam Isaak. Rosh Hashanah Hashanah Service will start at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 will start at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5 will start at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 Yom Kippur service will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 vice will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 cluding and Havdallah services will immediately follow the afternoon service There is no charge for all members, spouses, parents, children and their spouses, and grandchildren and their spouses. For extended family members $50 each for each of the two holidays. For community members $100 each for each of the two holidays. Members of the military and college students are welcome at no charge. For additional tickets, call Fred Levine at 813-672-7656, or email flevine@tampabay.rr.com.

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AUGUST 15, 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 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. Ruskin Aglow meets SaturdayRuskin Aglow meets the third Saturday of the month. The next meeting is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Palm Garden, 3850 UpperCreek Dr. in Sun City Center. All are welcome. Next month the group will meet on Saturday, Sept. 21. In October, it will start a new Bible study. For more information, call 813633-9613. St. Andrew members share African safariDick and Marge Yarger, longtime members of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center, recently returned from a 33-day safari to Tanzania and Zimbabwe. They were so enthusiastic in their descriptions of all they saw that many members asked to see their photos. Dick assembled the photos, along with captions, into a PowerPoint presentation and showed it on a large screen at the church. The attendees were so awed with all the animals, terrain and natives the Yargers saw up close that the presentation lasted over two hours. In addition to camel and elephant rides, the Yargers took two jeep drives every day through the back country to see and photograph the animals.They ate local foods cooked on site by a native chef and slept in tents. The highlight of the trip was visiting a small village (boma) where the natives were as enthusiastic to meet them and ask questions, as the Yargers were toward the natives. Dick and Marge learned that the men build and protect the boma and hunt for food; the women thatch the huts, cook, and take care of the small children. The older children take care of the livestock, leading them out to graze and herding them home in the late day. The afternoon presentation was thoroughly enjoyed by members and guests of St. Andrew, located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. UCC supports Paws for PatriotsThe Mission of the month of August at United Community Church in SCC is Paws for Patriots, part of the Southwest Guide Dogs of Florida. Nick Olson, a volunteer at Southwest Guide Dogs, brought ambassador Bobby to the church service Aug. 4. Nick talked about the role of guide dogs and how important they are to veterans in need of assistance. Bobby seemed to have a good time and he made a lot of friends at UCC.Fall studies at South BayThe womens ministry at South Bay Church, Riverview, has chosen A Womans Heart Gods Dwelling Place by Beth Moore for its fall study which will begin Tuesday, Sept. 10. A Womans Heart Gods Dwelling Place (updated edition) is a 10week study. The two hour classes will be offered at 9:15 a.m. and again at 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. Workbook is $16. Information and registration is available in the church lobby or by email to faith@ southbay.cc The mens ministry 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. Register at info@southbay. cc or in the church lobby. Both studies are open to all men and women in the area. Childcare is available upon registration for a $5 donation per family per week. Space is limited so register soon. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. Visit their website at www.SouthBay.cc or call the office at 813-677-0721.Christian music concert at Oak Grove United Methodist ChurchUp in Arms, a Christian music group, will perform at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the sanctuary of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Tampa. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.; the concert is from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 and tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of event. The general public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. After the concert, there will be a bake sale with lots of homemade goodies for purchase. All proceeds from this concert will benefit Manna Ministries a community outreach feeding program meeting the nutritional, spiritual, and fellowship needs of the homeless community. The hot evening meal is provided on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month starting at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Oak Grove United Methodist Church is located at 2707 W. Waters Ave. in Tampa, at the corner of Waters and Habana avenues. For more information, contact Chris Shaver at 813-335-1758.Beth Israel Sisterhood plans opening meetingAt 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Beth Israel Sisterhood of the Sun City Center Congregation will hold its opening meeting of the 2013-14 season. The event will take place in the Henry Gibson Social Hall, located in the synagogue at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East. The opening meeting speaker will be Rabbi Carla Freedman. Her topic is to be announced. Refreshments will be served.Congregation Beth Shalom presents stage drama to prepare for Jewish High Holy DaysOn Saturday, Aug. 31, Congregation Beth Shalom in Brandon will present Dedication, the fifth in a series of original stage dramas written and directed by congregant Anna Brubaker. Serious yet tinged with some lighthearted comedy, the play follows a small group of friends and relatives through one long, trying day that will test their relationships and emotions in both characters and the audience. The beginning of the Jewish High Holy Day season is marked by the observance of Selichot. Selichot is held on the Saturday night preceding Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) and is designed to direct congregants hearts and minds toward self reflection, prayer, repentance and forgiveness. In Jewish tradition, the month before the New Year is one of spiritual preparation and reconciliation, with special prayers and the daily sounding of the Shofar (rams horn), culminating in the Selichot service and our annual play, explains Rabbi Betsy Torop, also an actor in this years play, I am very grateful for the dedication of our Beth Shalom players, led by Anna Brubaker, which helps us do the sacred work of this season in a meaningful and engaging way. Rabbi Torop will also lead the audience in an interactive discussion of issues highlighted in the presentation after the show. Guests will be able to enjoy various dairy desserts after the discussion, and the evening will end in a traditional Selichot ser vice. The drama will begin on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at Beth Shalom, 706 Bryan Rd. in Brandon. Admission is free and the public is invited. Contact the synagogue office at 813-6816547 for more information.

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22 AUGUST 15, 2013 www.PacificaSunCity.com 3855 Upper Creek Drive Sun C ity Center, FL 33573 Assisted Living License #: 7290 Did you say cataracts or Cadillacs? Friday, August 16, 2013 12:00 pmListen to an im portant talk from Dr Ed Hu ggett, a low vision expert, about what y ou can do to protect y our vision a nd enjoy a buffet lunch.RSVP by Thursda y, August 15th (813) 938-2261 Sea ting is Limited With the dog days of summer fully upon us, its sometimes hard to even think about hunting. But if youre age 16 to 38 and havent completed the states hunter safety course requirement, nows a good time to be thinking about signing up. Dont put it off; August is the best time to take a class in your area. Many of these classes, offered statewide, fill up fast during hunting season as people scramble to get certified. Often, August and the preceding summer months offer smaller class sizes and a better opportunity for students to take a class, because they have more free time than they will once school cranks up and they get busy with homework and schoolrelated activities. People born after May 31, 1975, must complete the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) hunter safety class before they can buy the type of hunting license that allows them to legally hunt alone. A law passed a few years ago by the Florida Legislature enables individuals to hunt without having to complete the states hunter safety certification, but they may hunt only while under supervision. Its called the Hunter Safety Deferral, and it allows people the opportunity to purchase a license to hunt while under the supervision of a licensed hunter who is at least 21 years old and meets the hunter safety requirement. Its designed to encourage experienced hunters to teach novice hunters safety, ethics, wildlife and hunting skills and respect for the great outdoors. Its a great incentive for getting more people to try hunting. Also, I hope, the experienced hunters among us can hook some new folks on the sport we love. However, to hunt by yourself, unsupervised, you have to take and pass a hunter safety class and purchase a regular hunting license. By Tony Young Take hunter safety training to get ready for opening day! If youre a youngster and already hunt, I suggest you go ahead and take a hunter safety class before you turn 16. Of course, until then, you may hunt under adult supervision and dont need a license. You can register for a hunter safety class by going to MyFWC. com/HunterSafety or by contacting your nearest FWC regional office. Also, there are two versions for your convenience. Theres the traditional course, which is 12 hours of classroom instruction plus a four-hour field day, or you can opt for taking the online or CD-ROM version at home. But, youll still have to sign up for the skills day part. The traditional course is offered during four weekdays or on a Saturday-Sunday. If you take it during the week, each session is three hours and offered after normal working hours. On the weekend, youll spend eight hours Saturday and four hours Sunday morning in the classroom. The remainder of Sunday youll move over to the shooting range to complete your certification. The first thing youll learn about in the traditional class is Floridas hunting laws. An FWC law enforcement officer gives this introduction. Volunteer hunter safety instructors teach the remaining curriculum. Youll be taught ethics, hunter responsibility, parts of firearms, various hunting lingo and the proper way to shoot. Youll discover the differences between various bullets, calibers and gauges; how to identify game animals; and learn wildlife conservation and best management practices for native species. In addition, youll find out about outdoor survival techniques and learn how to administer first aid in the field. Archery and fundamentals of bowhunting also are taught. In your last hour in the classroom, youll be given a standardized test of true and false and multiple-choice questions. You need to score an 80 percent or better to move outside to the shooting range for the field day portion. This part takes about four hours. During that time, youll get to shoot clay pigeons with a shotgun, practice your archery skills and target practice with a .22 rifle. Youll also receive a muzzleloader demonstration, where youll have the chance to shoot one if youd like. All guns, bows, targets and ammo are provided. All you have to do is take aim! After you complete the field day, youll be given your hunter safety card. At that point you can purchase a Florida hunting license and get ready for opening day. If you choose to take the hunter safety class online or by CDROM, youll learn all of the above-mentioned material and be given a practice test to prepare you for the last segment the skills day. Skills days take about four hours to complete. Youll learn much of what is taught during the traditional course, including hunting laws and ethics, how to handle firearms safely, when to take a shot and where to place the crosshairs. Then youll get to shoot on the range and be given the same standardized test. Register today to take a hunter safety class, cause the 2013-2014 hunting season is just around the corner!

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www.ObserverNews.netTHE OBSERVER NEWSAugust 15, 2013 Volume 57 Number 30PAGE 15: Apollo Beach dive instructor considers safety the number one priority when training. PAGE 16: Kids donned their best cowboy gear for a week long roundup at VBS. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 23-26PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Unless you live in a (blissfully cool) cave, you know that it is August and in Florida that means its hot outside. In fact, the weather forecast between now and mid-September is a relatively simple matter: it will be in the low to mid 90s during the day and mid to upper 70s at night. While there may be no way to escape the heat, short of traveling to the upper reaches of our neighbor to the north (Canada, not Georgia its hot in Georgia, too), there are things you can do to mitigate it. One of the best ways is through the liberal consumption of ice cream. Kimis Ice Cream and Sweets, located at 143 Harbor Village Lane, in the Sweet Bay Plaza in Apollo Beach is well stocked with the cold, heat-busting elixir, along with shakes, smoothies and a vast selection of candies. Above, Zolton Ambrus of Kimis serves up a cone and a cup to ward off the heat of the day.A sweet way to beat the heatMITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTO 33rd Tampa Bay Senior Games sign-ups going on nowBY PENNY FLETCHER%  penny@observernews.netCouples like Barbara and Joe Mignogna find that doing things together sometimes involves more than having dinner or watching TV. The Mignognas, who have lived in Sun City Center since 2009, won the pairs division competition in lawnbowling at the Tampa Bay Senior Games 32nd year event in 2012 and plan to enter again this year. Theyre definitely the team to beat. Neither had ever lawn-bowled before moving to Florida. In fact, neither had played much sports since their high school and college years. Years ago, I played baseball, basketball, softball and golfsome competitively, but I had never heard of lawn bowling until we came down to visit friends here in 2008. We liked it well enough to rent in 2009 and by 2010 had bought a house and moved here, Joe said. This will be the first year Joe has not entered the golf portion of the Senior Games as well. Married 45 years this month, the couple has three children, one in Riverview, and the other two out-of-state, in Seattle and Los Angeles, all of whom spent their growing up years in Greensburg, Penn., where Joe and Barbara lived before moving to Florida. Joe was in banking and Barbara was the manager of an energy company. I started lawn bowling because it was something I could do with Joe, Barbara said. I only do pairs, and I only bowl with Joe. Joe, however, is very involved with the Sun City Center team and is currently its president. Our trainer was Gretchen Miexner but she doesnt train anymore. Now we work with Dian Thomas, he said. Besides the fact we can do this as a family there are other great social aspects to lawn bowling, he continued. We get to meet people from other clubs, even from out of state and out of the country. They meet a lot of Canadians and Brits, where the game is very big, he continued. Were going to host the 2014 Bowls USA National Tournament in November 2014. There are about 160 members of the club at this time. Once you are 90 (years old) you dont pay any dues, he explained. PENNPENNY FLETCHERETCHER PHOTOPHOTOBarbara and Joe Mignogna show off their winners medals from the Lawnbowling Pairs Championships at the 2012 Tampa Bay Senior Games. The couple will compete again in October.Continued on page 7X Continued on page 13X Only 1,181 days to go and Florida doesnt matter. Yet.By %  MItchTCH TraphaRAPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netDES MOINES, IOWA Here is something to make some Americans wake up screaming: it has only been nine months since the 2012 election with its relentless assault via the airwaves and our television screens on our senses and sanity, and the race for 2016 is already underway. Well, it is in Iowa, at least. And Floridas very own Senator Marco Rubio technically kicked the race off just two weeks after the last election by a visit to that state. Wait! Its only 2013, right? Well in todays world of never-ending campaigning, that means there are only 1,181 days until election day, never mind that just next year every single member of the House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate will go before the voters. It is 2016 that is bringing the presidential hopefuls to the Hawkeye State. Although no one has yet officially announced their candidacy for president, thus far it is primarily republicans making stops in Iowa, with democrats largely holding back, possibly so as the spotlight is not shifted away from President Obama, who still has three years left in office. That said, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to speak at Iowa Senator Tom Harkins annual steak fry next month, a large politically oriented gathering that then-candidate Barack Obama attended in 2007. The Vice President, however, told GQ Magazine just last month that he could die a happy man without ever being President of the United States. But then again, most politicians, like most everyone, could always use a little more happiness. Just four months after the Harkin steak fry in 2007, Obama surprised the nation with a win in the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses, propelling the then little-known candidate past Hillary Clinton, who was at the time the presumptive nominee. Obama set up tent stakes early on in Iowa and that apparently paid off with two terms in the White House. Unless they have a better plan, most candidates for president consider Iowa to be essential. The Tampa Bay area and the I-4 Corridor are considered some of the most valuable and volatile real estate on the political landscape. Further, with 29 electoral votes, tying New York and behind only California and Texas, Florida is considered an enormous prize for anyone with presidential aspirations. With Florida as the largest of the swing states, the Tampa Bay area is generally credited with doing the swinging. Iowa, meanwhile, has just six electoral votes. More people live in the greater Tampa Bay metropolitan area than in all of Iowa, making it amazing the power such a relatively small state wields over the nations choice for president. Although some states, including Florida, have attempted to jump ahead and hold primaries or caucuses before Iowa, such attempts have not only been unsuccessful, they have sometimes resulted in retribution from the respective parties. Although a long campaign in Iowa, particularly during the cold winter months, cant exactly be considered a vacation, the state does hold a certain appeal for aspiring candidates, and more importantly for those in charge of campaign finances. No campaign manager in his or her

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AUGUST 15, 2013 3 Renovations to Summerfield Clubhouse to start by Augusts end%  penny@observernews.netWhen the first homes were built in Summerfield just east of U.S. 301 on Big Bend Road in Riverview, many wondered who would ever choose to live in a development so far out of town. It was definitely cattle country. In the mid-1980s, the first residents had to shop in Riverview, Apollo Beach or Sun City Center, each between 10 and 12 miles away. There was no local grocery store, pharmacy or any kind of plaza surrounding the new development then. But gradually, the goats disappeared from the northwest corner of the U.S. 301-Big Bend Road intersection, and a Hess gas station was built in their place. A Publix came to the northeast corner, followed by several other businesses. But cattle and horses still circled the new homes. Then, between 1999 and 2009, the Big Bend Road and U.S. 301 intersection became one of the countys three busiest intersections, according to the traffic division of the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office in 2007. A second school was built within the Summerfield Community. A clubhouse expansion and renovation was done. The South Fork development was built directly to the south of the community, and Panther Trace directly to its north border. People learned that this was the growing area of Riverview and a whole new community, now called Big Bend, was born. Now, in 2013, with more than 3,500 residences and approximately 7,000 residents, the seven-person Summerfield Master Association Board of Directors has another clubhouse renovation in place set to begin the end of August and last approximately three months. This renovation wont include anything outside the main clubhouse, although a plan to add a wing to it is in the nottoo-far distant future, said board President Bob Abruzzese. This renovation is all inside, doubling the size of the fitness area and adding more exercise equipment. Abi James, who was assistant association manager, is now interim manager, and who Abruzzese says he hopes will soon hold the title of Community Manager, showed off the plans in a recent interview. The dues to residents wont go up, James said. The money for this has been in reserve funds a long time. Thats how this board operates, Abruzzese said. Absolutely everything, right down to the colors and every piece of furniture was put to a board vote, he said. The approximately $200,000 project will begin by breaking down the wall between two small exercise rooms, one for cardio and one for weight training, and making one large room which will then be a weight and exercise machine room. What is now office space in the back on the front side of the clubhouse will become a new cardio room. This will more than double the size of the fitness area, James explained. The back room where meetings are now held will also hold the office space. The large gymnasium will not change. Euthenics, a planning and design firm based in Tampa, drew the plans, which include making what is now a small kitchen into a wireless Internet room and modernizing the entrance area and front office, James continued, pointing to the plans. H.I.S. Design and Build also based in Tampa will do the contract and construction work. We are proud we are not going to have to raise HOA dues, said Abruzzese. This renovation is long overdue. Many people in the community use the weight and cardio rooms and, at peak hours, they are crowded. Hopefully we will be finished in November, he added. It may be four or five years before any outside renovations are done or the new wing is added, he said. But the board is already planning for it so that it can handle payment the same way it is handling payment for this renovation: at the time it is done. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOAbi James, interim manager for the Summerfield Master Community Association in Riverview, checks over plans for a major clubhouse renovation due to start in less than two weeks. Doctors of AudiologySCOTT SIMS, AuD.Doctor of Audiology ASHA Certied Board Certied (ABA)JEFF CLARK, AuD.Doctor of Audiology ASHA CertiedServing Sun City Center for 16 years CALL 813.558.1477 South Bay Medical Arts Center $500 Discount o MSRP for ANY pair of PHONAK daily wear hearing aids!Oer includes all sizes of hearing instruments.(Coupon must be presented prior to appointment) $250 per hearing aid discount. Oer expires 8/22/13 Physicians Choice Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend!

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AN INVESTMENT IN THE SERIES 2013 BONDS INVOLVE CERTAIN RISKS. SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE AND/OR CHANGE IN PRICE. INCOME IS FREE FROM FEDERAL INCOME TAX, MAY BE SUBJECT TO STATE INCOME TAX. DISCOUNT BONDS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CAPITAL GAINS TAX. NO RATING APPLIED FOR. NON-RATED BONDS GENERALLY CARRY A HIGHER RATE OF RETURN AS COMPENSATION FOR THE RISK ASSOCIATED. AS OF 8.7.13.Stop Paying Taxes on Your Interest Income! Denny's RestaurantThursday, August 22nd 11:00 AM 3747 Sun City Center Boulevard Light Lunch Served First Mortgage Healthcare Facility Revenue Bonds Series 2013PRICE $99.423 DUE 7.1.43 CPN RATE 7.85% CALLABLE 7.1.15 @ 103% NON RATEDMonthly Payments Starting September 1, 20137.90% *YTMNEW ISSUECall today for reservations:727-572-6864 or 1-800-888-4082We dont spend your time we invest it! Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about music therapy for Alzheimers patients? Im helping my dad take care of my 80-year-old mother who has mid-stage Alzheimers disease and thought it might be something worth trying. How do we proceed? Unmusical Maryr Dear Mary, Music has amazing power, especially for people with Alzheimers disease. Studies have shown that listening to familiar music can significantly improve mood and alertness, reduce agitation, and can help with a number of behavioral issues that are common in the middle-stages of the disease. Even in the late-stages of Alzheimers, a person may be able to tap a beat or sing lyrics to a song from childhood. Sitting and listening to music together can also provide a way for you and your dad to connect and bond with your mom, even after she stops recognizing your names and faces. Here are a few tips to help you create a music therapy program for your mom. Create a Playlist Your first step is to identify the music thats familiar and enjoyable to your mom. Does she like jazz, classical or Frank Sinatra? 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To keep things fresh, its best to create a diverse playlist of numerous artists, with no more than five to 10 songs per artist. Its also important to keep tweaking the playlist. Every week or so, ask your mom which songs she likes and which ones are just so-so. Remove the so-so ones, and build on the successful ones so you end up with 100 or 200 songs that all resonate. Music Delivery There are a number of ways you can deliver your moms favorite music: a digital listening device, CD player, a computer or tablet, or even an old record player. If you dont have any music and are on a tight budget, check with your local public library. It may have CD selections you can check out. Digital listening devices like an iPod or MP3 player are the most convenient and widely used options among music therapists for delivering music, because theyre easy to add and remove songs from. 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AUGUST 15, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 5 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. 2New Brunch includes a FREE MIMOSA every Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. LIMITED TIME ONLY, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND JSA holds hurricane preparedness expoFrom 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, the JSA Medical Group in Sun City Center will hold a hurricane preparedness mini expo. Entitled Are You Prepared? the program will take place at JSAs faciity at 787 Cortaro Dr. in SCC. The main speaker will be Bill Barron, president of CERT (Community Emergency Rescue Team), who will address the gathering at 3 p.m. Also on hand will be Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik, Ted Williams of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, and registered dietician Shirley Allen of South Bay Hospital, who will speak on nutrition needs during an emergency. JSA Medical Group will present emergency medical supplies, and The Home Depot will itemize a hurricane go to box.Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 813-419-5020. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Night Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. Three hours of video games and anime on the large projector screens. Family Story Time Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 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. Baby Time Monday, Aug. 19 at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 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. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists. 3-5 years with adult, will join our art instructor for a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. 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. Tracey and James Aiena, owners of Anytime Fitness.Apollo Beach fitness club upgradesThe Anytime Fitness club, located in the Waterside Shoppes of Apollo Beach, is undergoing an upgrade in order to offer expanded services and upgraded classes. Franchise owners James and Tracey Aiena closed the doors to Anytime Fitness on Aug. 11 and will reopen at 4 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19. During this period the gym will undergo a major upgrade. Anytime Fitness offers members unlimited access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Designed as an upscale fitness facility without high pressure sales and overcrowding, Anytime Fitness of Apollo Beach is dedicated to helping clients set and surpass fitness goals, maintaining them for life. The gyms reciprocity program allows members to work out at any of the over 1,000 Anytime Fitness locations nationwide. Build your credit workshop offeredOn Wednesday, Aug. 21 BMO Harris Bank will present a workshop on how to build your credit. The presentation is from 2 to 3 p.m. at JSA Medical, 787 Cortaro Dr. in Sun City Center. 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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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 How would you like a free cookie, a glass of juice, or a cup of coffee? Not only that how would you like some tender loving care by people who are very glad to see you and will cater to your every need? All of that can come true if you will just visit your local blood center. Unfortunately, with all of these wonderful inducements, too few people take time to go to the center and give what has been called the gift of life. Although there is an urgent need for blood all year long, the summer months are the worst. With so many people on vacation, giving blood is the last thing on their minds. However, with increased activity comes more auto accidents, sports mishaps and sad to say, the heat also affects violent crime all of which require more from our blood banks. How hard is it to give blood? Not hard at all. Just stop by your local blood center with or without an appointment (they prefer you call ahead) and ask to be a donor. Ive found the people at blood centers are always very nice. They will take a few pieces of vital information and ask some questions about your health history. That interview takes place in a private location and the manner in which the staff conducts the interviews is very reassuring. Next, it is into the very clean, cheerful room in which the blood is drawn. Believe it or not, the good humor and smiles of the staff make By William Hodges this one of the friendliest places in which I have ever been. Now, I am a card-carrying coward when it comes to needles. It has been a while since I gave my first pint but Ill never forget that first time. Within minutes, my arm had been cleaned, the nurse had uttered the words Big Stick, and I was losing a pound (a pint of blood weighs about a pound). In just a few minutes, it was all over. The Band-Aid had been applied and I was offered refreshments. While enjoying my cookies, I talked with several lovely people. The first was with a very nice woman by the name of Anne Almoney. Anne had just donated her 45th unit (or pint) of blood. She said that she gives a pint about every eight weeks. By the way, eight weeks is the minimum time between blood donations. It is hard to even imagine how many lives Annes generosity has saved or benefited. Also enjoying his cookies was a very young man who had started his blood donor career when the blood center visited his high school. Quinn Crosby had just marked the giving of his first gallon of blood; this visit marked his eighth donation. I am humbled by people like Anne and Quinn who love their fellow man enough to face their fears and give one of the most important gifts a man or woman can give their own blood. These are people who truly make a difference. But what about you are you making a difference? We know that only about 4 to 5 percent of the eligible donors ever give the first pint of blood, and only about half the adult population is eligible to give blood because of a number of prohibiting factors. The pool is very small, but when you give blood, you become a big and very important fish in that pond. If fear is standing between you and going down to a blood center, then I suggest you call the center to discuss your fears with them. They will be pleased to answer all your questions and, if you wish to visit the center beforehand, they will be pleased to give you a tour. All in all, no strain, no pain, and someones life to gain, sums up my experience with the blood center. Did I mention that Im now a proud member of the four-gallon club? I plead with you to take a few moments out of your day to give the gift of life to someone in need. Keep in mind that the person lying on the operating table needing that very blood could be someone close to you, or it could be YOU!Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. (Bright House channel 950, Verizon channel 30) and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (BH channel 949, Verizon channel 36). The shows can also be viewed at www.hodgesvideos. com. Phone : 824-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comPositive Talk: You can make a differenceDance to live music The Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club will feature the live music of Mario DeLeon at its monthly dance on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. The attire at Moonglow Dances is dressy casual. Members are free; visitors and guests pay $5 per person at the door. The public is welcome. Singles tables are always available. BYOB; the Club will provide ice, water, cups, napkins and a special summer treat at intermission. Moonglow schedules year-round monthly dances. For more information, call 813-633-1297 or 813-6428845. If you would like to receive Moonglow information by email, contact gail3357@gmail.com. Sponsors wanted for Tampa Public Library centennial celebrationTampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries Centennial Celebration begins on Jan. 1, 2014, 100 years to the day that Hillsborough Countys first library, the West Tampa Branch Library, was dedicated. Centennial Celebration events and programs, which carry the theme Changing Lives, Transforming Communities, will take place throughout the library system and at other Hillsborough County locations in 2014. Sponsorship Needs Sponsorships are needed to cover costs or provide in-kind services for Centennial Celebration events and programs; advertisements; print and collateral materials to provide public information and promotion; food for the public; and more. Packages of $100; $500; $1,000; $5,000; and $10,000 are available to address the charitable interests of local families, organizations and businesses. Custom sponsorship packages can be arranged. Sponsorship Benefits Sponsors receive a variety of benefits, such as VIP access, promotional space, signage and recognition at Centennial Celebration events; their business name or logo on the Centennial Celebration Web page with a link to their business or organization website; and commemorative memorabilia. Visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ sponsor to see the official sponsorship packages, and call Jennifer Hall at 813-276-8368 for more information.

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8 AUGUST 15, 2013 Dr. Robert A. Norman and AssociatesDermatologist Offering Laser, Botox, Restylane and various cosmetic products & services MOBILE RADIATIONSame Day Appointments FREE Skin ScreeningInsurance accepted: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, WellCare, Staywell, Healthease and many more Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: A popular natural cleaning solution for pet stains is a combination of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Mix 2 cups of three percent hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and 1 tablespoon of baking The other day I saw a pair of shoes that screamed out to me. As with most women, I am a shoe junkie. They were gorgeous shoes, but a tad on the pricey side. My conscience kicked in immediately with the usual mantra theyre not in the budget. I get so tired of my conscience doing that. Who isnt on a budget these days? Every household and every business should have one. But before you curse the budget for not allowing you to splurge, think about all of the things overspending costs you. There are a lot of people out there who hate their jobs. If they had frugal spending habits, many of them could take a lesser paying job they felt passionate about. Working for the Chamber, a nonprofit, brings in considerably less than what I was making working the corporate gig. But I am much happier with my down-sized life! My downsized life has much less clutter because my 1200 square foot condo cant hold all of the vases, knick knacks and other dust catchers I displayed in my 3000 square foot house. I have found discretionary income for vacations in not buying stuff I usually end up donating to Goodwill a couple of years later. The savings account gets fuller as well. Emergencies come at us out of nowhere and obviously arent planned. But extra funds stashed away help soften the blow when they do hit. For business owners, having emergency reserves is not just a smart idea, its a must! Staying on that budget also means less debt. There is a definite peace that comes from not having a car payment and being able to pay off the credit card balance every month. When the condo is paid off in two years, there wont be a mortgage either! For those who invest, its great when you can purchase stocks when they are undervalued instead of when you get a little extra cash. By working crossword puzzles in the paper or socializing at home instead of paying for a pricey dinner out and a movie, you can rack up enough to invest in some great funds. Likewise, companies that are frugal can take those extra funds and re-invest them in additional resources. And dont underestimate the power of that credit score! People with great credit get better interest rates on loans. I know, loans equal debt, but sometimes you HAVE to get a car loan or a mortgage. At the end of the day, staying within the budget means more freedom. Freedom to take a few days off. Freedom to retire early if you want. And most importantly, the freedom to relax and not have to be constantly anxious living paycheck to paycheck. It sounds like a contradiction to say adhering to strict limits means more freedom. However, if I am frugal eating leftovers for lunch and turning off lights when I leave a room, I can purchase those killer shoes I wanted so badly! I didnt buy the shoes. I decided the price was too high and enough to afford me a weekend out with Husband. And I like being free to do that once in a while.By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Working the budget Learn how to win government contractsFrom 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, small business owners from the Tampa Bay area will have the chance to attend a workshop on How to Win Government Contracts, presented by Tampa Bay Business Owners. The workshop will take place at the Centre Club on the 8th floor of 123 S. Westshore Blvd. in Tampa. The cost of the workshop is $79 per person. The speaker will be Gary Teaney, of Transformational Consulting for Business, who will explain what it takes to win some of the billions of dollars that flow through local government municipalities. Teaney says, If you have a business that generates under $2 million in revenue, you can receive a government contract. The training is designed specifically to help participants: ernment contracts that can help boost the bottom line of your business. for Proposal that will have procurement officers saying yes. it comes to bidding on government contracts! the entire Tampa Bay Area when it comes to government contracts. on government-approved lists. small business by receiving the work your local and state government wants to give you. to know and navigate in order to find the Gold Mine of contracts. Q&A session with expert Gary Teaney. For more information or to buy a Business Owners, at 813-489-5585.South Bay Hospital hosts multi-chamber after-hours eventOn July 30, 2013 a touch of Southern Comfort was extended by South evening of Southern Charm and Grace. ing Staff ... complete with sweet tea and lemonade, of course. Lace fans were distributed to the ladies and gentlemanly mustaches were available for the men. Many participants wore stylish hats to impress the crowd. With more than 200 local business people in attendance, there was continuous networking in which to participate. South Bay Hospital is committed to being the best community hospital possible. In order to achieve this, it offers a wide range of health care services, including 24-hour emergency care, adult critical care, diagnostic imaging, minimally invasive surgery, neurology, orthopedics, urology, vascular surgery and both inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and rehabilitation services. For more information, call 813-634-0413 or visit www.southbayhospital.com. You can also stop by for a visit at 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. in SCC, PHOTO COURTESY OF GREATER RIVERVIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCEEnjoying the Southern hospitality at South Bay Hospital are Riverview Chamber members Ed Booth of Huth and Booth Photography, Stacy Self of Stacy Self Creative Consulting, and Mike Self of S&S Tacos/Pizza & Stuff.

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AUGUST 15, 2013 9 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. 20 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., AUG. 23 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., AUG. 27 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., AUG. 30 @ NoonCircles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! $200 Discountfor those attending luncheon Exp. August 31, 2013 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. Young people have been in the news lately, and most of that news hasnt been particularly favorable. If you have read any such articles you could be left with the impression that young people today are unmotivated, have an unrealistic sense of entitlement, are still living with their parents (who still drive them around) and, generally, are unemployed. The latter two speak, perhaps, more of the current economic climate than they do about young people but the prevailing sense is that young people are lazy and seem to believe that iPhones and other luxuries are considered necessities of life and are absolute expectations without the recognition that such things must be paid for with money and work. I have learned that the news is wrong. It seems every generation believes that the following generation is filled with slackers, a mindset that almost certainly began long before, but was likely heightened by, the generation clash of the late 1960s. Yet the mindset continues on today, its the same but different, reflecting a far different world. The past weekend was filled with the kind of young people the news seems to be overlooking. Michelle and I flew up north to see my nephew marry a beautiful and smart young woman. To leave for even an overnight trip, we hire a dog sitter to stay at our house with our pets. For this four-day trip, two young women joined forces to handle the spoiled quadrupeds. Alexa and Sammie MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOMy nephew Zach with his wife Sarah at their wedding reception on Saturday. Okay, so they may be messy with cake but we dont have to worry about young people today. Theyll be just fine.At the wedding reception, I reconnected with teachers I had in school, all of whom have since retired and yet they all looked much the same as they did three decades ago. If kids are really getting worse by the day, it certainly wasnt apparent on their faces. They clearly enjoyed educating and, the truth be told, taking care of our kids through a few generations. Coming from a family of teachers, I know all too well that their jobs are not easy but that generally isnt due to the kids. The reception was over and before long the dance started and some differences between kids of old and kids today became clear in the music that erupted from the speakers. Suffice to say that I recognized very little of it and Michelle and I decided that tired old folks like us could easily slip out unnoticed to get ready for bed. The next day as we boarded our flight home to Tampa, Michelle sent a text message to Alexa and Sammie asking if they could let the dogs out one last time during the early evening hours. Yes, Maam, came the immediate reply, along with a little smiley face. On the plane we speculated about the condition of the house. With three shedding dogs, cleaning at our place is an industrial operation involving a vacuum cleaner that costs roughly that of an older used car. Theyre just kids, we thought, so we probably should be prepared to clean up, despite the late night arrival of our flight. Weve had a number of wonderful pet-sitters over the years and we know very well that a person really has to be motivated to manage the daily were wonderful. They put up with our many text messages and, through a security camera mounted at the front door that points down to a cat dish set out in the hopes well see our still-lost cat, we noticed that they even took off their shoes before going into the house, which made them far more conscientious than me, despite that I have blue jeans that are older than the two of them. For most of my life Ive lived away from home, making the journey back to Minnesota once or twice a year, and in my mind my brothers three boys are frozen as children excited about opening wrapped toys at Christmastime. But the reality is that all three already have their own lives, one was married a few months ago and now the second of three was getting married. This weekend, in the span of a mere instant, time and reality caught up with me. Those three kids tearing open presents at Christmas were grown men, speaking eloquently in public as they offered up toasts to their brother and his new wife during the wedding reception. All three of them have college degrees and have their own careers, most notably careers that serve and help others. Zach, the nephew who was the reason for the trip, got married on Saturday and on Monday was coaching football practice at the school at which he teaches in rural Minnesota. So much for unmotivated young people. deluge of fur. Exhausted after a long day of travel, we unlocked the door and were greeted by a bunch of overly happy dogs. On the table was a note that began, Dear Mr. and Mrs. Traphagen.. It went on to say that they cleaned up a little and they hoped everything was okay. The house was immaculate. And with that, I was struck that I had some growing up of my own to do. Alexa and Sammie arent kids, any more than my grown nephews are kids. They are all just young people trying to make their way in life, with jobs and responsibilities and dreams that are all their own. Like those of us who came before them, and those who came before us, they are decent, caring, people motivated to doing something good. What I learned this weekend was that we dont have to worry about kids today. Sure they like their iPhones and other expensive toys so do I but theyll be just fine. These kids today are something else. In fact, they might even be something better than their parents (and uncles) could ever hope to be.By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: These kids today Re-scheduled DateNet Benefits: A Retrospective on Fishing For Food and Fun in Tampa BayOn Saturday, September 7, from 10 to 11 a.m., the Palmetto Historical Park & Agricultural Museum will host Nanette OHara from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program as she presents a program called Net Benefits: A Retrospective on Fishing For Food and Fun in Tampa Bay a brief and sometimes amusing history of commercial and sport fishing in our area. After the program, enjoy the vintage tackle exhibit on display in the Park and Museum. The address for the presentation is 515 10th Ave. West, Palmetto. This event is FREE but reservations are REQUIRED. Call 941-721-2034 to register.

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10 OBSERVER NEWS AUGUST 15, 2013 Have you ever heard of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus? It is a combination of circuses started long ago, including one run by P.T. Barnum. Barnum was known for finding great circus acts, including Jumbo the elephant. Barnum found Jumbo at the London Zoo where the elephant was famous for giving kids rides. In fact, when P.T. Barnum offered to buy Jumbo from the zoo, thousands of children wrote to Queen Victoria begging her not to let the sale take place. Barnum bought Jumbo for $10,000 and showed the elephant in his circus until it died in 1885. Jumbos story did not end there, however. Barnum made several donations to Tufts University, and in his honor, the University named Jumbo its mascot.One of Barnums Best List 10 words that rhyme with tame. 1. _ ___________ 2._ _____________ 3. _ ____________ 4. _ ___________ 5. _ ____________ 6. _ ____________ 7. _ __________ 8. _ ____________ 9. _ ___________ 10. _ ___________What Rhymes withSome answers: aim, came, dame, fame, flame, frame, game, lame, name, same COLORING PICTURE COLORING PICTURE Fact or Fiction?Circus ChallengeCircuses have many acts from lion tamers to acrobats. Here are some questions about circuses and circus acts. How many can you answer correctly?Answers: 1) Fiction, a circus tent is called the big top, 2) Fact, 3) Fiction, more than one act often performs at a time, 4) Fact, 5) Fiction, the ringmaster wears a top hat with a brightly colored topcoat and tails, 6) Fact, 7) Fiction, tightrope walkers usually do not perform with animals, especially big cats like lions and tigers, 8) Fact, 9) Fiction, a one-wheeled bike is called a unicycle, 10) Fact 1) Some circuses take place in a tent known as the small top. Fact or Fiction? 2) Most of the action in a circus takes place in a ring. Fact or Fiction? 3) Only one act can perform at a time in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 4) The ringmaster oversees all of the action in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 5) The ringmaster wears baggy jeans and a bright-colored T-shirt. Fact or Fiction? 6) Trapeze artists perform some of the most high-flying acts in a circus. Fact or Fiction? 7) Tightrope walkers use big cats in their acts. Fact or Fiction? 8) Most circuses have clowns. Fact or Fiction? 9) A circus clown might ride a one-wheeled bike called a tricycle. Fact or Fiction? 10) Some circuses also have dancers and fire breathers. Fact or Fiction? Name That AnimalSome circus acts have animals in them. Fill in the blanks to name some of the animals found at a circus.Answers: 1) Lions, 2) Tigers, 3) Dogs, 4) Elephants, 5) Sea Lions, 6) Chimps, 7) Horses 1) L __ __ N S2) T I __ E R __3) D __ G __4) E __ E P H __ N __ S5) S __ A L I __ __ S6) __ __ I M P S7) H __ __ S E S What circus performer can see in the dark?A: An acrobat. Q:A: Go for the juggler!How do you stop a circus? Q:Jokes and Riddles

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DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case Its harvest time at Florida wineries, vineyards time for a day trip!When Spanish explorers came to Florida 400 years ago they found native grapevines. Using Old World traditions, they converted the muscadine into the first American wine. A century before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, wine was being made in Florida. Through the centuries, Florida has supported both vineyards and winemaking. The success of muscadine wine is the byproduct of Old World traditions and new world production methods. Visiting a winery or vineyard in Florida is a fascinating experience for the whole family. Its a part of Florida beyond the beaches and amusement parks. Floridas vineyards, wineries and flavorful wines are interesting parts of Florida history that few people know about, but one which more and more people are discovering. For more information and additional winery listings visit www.florida-agriculture.com. Below is a list of Florida Certified Wineries, two of which have festivals in the coming weeks. Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, Clermont, 1-800-768-9463, 19239 U.S. 27 North, Clermont, Florida 34715. www. lakeridgewinery.com. Its time for the 19th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp, Aug 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Finally, harvest season has arrived and visitors can enjoy grape stomping competitions with prizes for the winners. This event is perfect for a family outing. Listen to continuous live music the entire weekend by superb local musicians. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting. Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery, (941) 776-0418, 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Bunker Hill, Florida 34219, www. bunkerhillvineyard.com. Open 11am-6pm 7 days a week. Rosa Fiorelli Winery, Bradenton, (941) 3220976, 4250 CR 675 E, Bradenton, FL 34211. www. fiorelliwinery.com. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday 12 to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. The August Harvest Fest is August 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy grape stomping, arts and crafts vendors, u-pick grapes, food and beverage vendors, Wine tasting. $10 admission includes souvenir wine glass and a sampling of five wines. Free admission for kids. Florida Orange Groves, Inc. and Winery, 1-800-338-7923, 1500 Pasadena Ave. South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33707, www. floridawine.com. Wine tastings are available daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tours are given upon request if guides are available. Open Sunday 12:30 to 5 p.m. Henscratch Farms Vineyards and Winery, Lake Placid. Call for directions (863) 699-2060 or visit www.henscratchfarms.com. Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 4. Keel and Curley Winery, Plant City, (813) 752-9100, 5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL 33565. www. keelandcurleywinery.com. Brotherhood, a pure classic a cappella quartet, presents a fusion of jazz, rock, pop, oldies, doo wop and gospel music in the final offering of the Performing Arts Companys PAC Lite Summer Variety Series on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2:30 and 7 p.m.A cappella quartet takes the stage in the final PAC summer variety showOn Saturday, Aug. 24 the a cappela quartet Brotherhood takes over the Rollins Theater stage. It is the final production in the Performing Arts Companys Lite Summer Variety Series. The public is invited to attend all shows at the Rollins Theater. The music of Brotherhood is pure vocal; no instruments are used to create the unique blend of voices and harmony. Brotherhood presents a fusion of jazz, rock, pop, oldies, doo wop, and gospel music with crisp, ringing high notes and earth-shaking lows. Brotherhood has been recognized for its work in education, and they were the first-ever recipients in Hillsborough County of the Superintendents Award for Excellence, Dedication, and Devotion in Education. The quartet has sung for Presidents and First Ladies, and have represented the State of Florida in Washington D.C. as entertainers at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Brotherhood will appear at 2:30 and 7 p.m. at the Rollins Theater, 970 Cherry Hills Dr. in SCC. Tickets for each show are $10 and are available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk, open Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. ~ noon, or via credit card by calling 813400-7803. For more information and details on all shows, call the ticket line or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompany-SCC.org.

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AUGUST 15, 2013 15 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 Please call us at (813) 397-1270for appointments, or clickHealthPointMedicalGroup.comfor additional information.As your Primary Care Team we are committed to providing you with evidencebased, patient-centered care. We will also provide the tools and support you need to make the best choices for maintaining your health. Collective Expertise. committed to providing you with evidencebased, patient-centered care. We will also provide the tools and support you need to make the best choices for maintaining your health. committed to providing you with evidenceWe will also provide the tools and support Learn more about us at: HealthPointMedicalGroup.com YouTube.com/HealthPointDoctors Facebook.com/HealthPointMedicalGroup Frederick Taylor, DO Moriam Ayo-Amu, MD Internal and Family MedicineOur Services Include: Physicals Minor Surgery Behavioral Health Diabetes Management On-site Lab Work On-site Imaging 10141 Big Bend Rd. Suite 101 Riverview, FL 33578Announcing our NEW Riverview location! Safety is first concern for Apollo Beach dive instructorPENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSBill Van Deman goes over open sea procedures with his teammate Aaron Schmidt at the Bimini Bay pool in Apollo Beach. Van Deman is president of the Florida Skin Divers Association and one of only five instructors in Florida certified to teach the Performance Freediving International method taught to Navy Seals and Red Bull Athletes. Van Deman and Schmidt practice safety measures for breath-holding. penny@observernews.netImagine holding your breath for 11 whole minutes. Thats the world record, according to Bill Van Deman, and he should know. Van Deman is the president of the Florida Skin Divers Association, the past president of the Tampa Bay Spearfishing Club and has served as the Event Chairman of the Florida State Championships in both Spearfishing and Photography. He is one of only five people in the State of Florida certified to teach the Performance Freediving International method that is taught to Navy Seals and Red Bull Athletes. Van Deman has been an Apollo Beach resident for eight years but his family ties to South County go back much farther. My dad worked here selling houses when Andulucia and the houses on the boulevard down by the water were just being built, he said. We lived in Brandon when I was growing up and then I went to Purdue University in Indiana, where I met my wife Molly. Bill and Molly have one child, Drew, five, who is already learning water safety. Safety is the most important thing I teach. I get a lot of scallopers, people who go lobstering or stone crabbing and a lot who take underwater photography. I also get surfers who need to learn the breathholding method because if they ride a 100-foot wave and go under, they can be underwater for three or four minutes. The surfers hes trained are often professional, or the type of amateur that follows the waves. Maybe they go to some remote beach in Indonesia and surf when the surfs up, and when the water is calm, they spearfish. Van Demans competitive team, Abyss Freediving, has gone to national competition more than once and currently has a fatherson team competing in Rhode Island.

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Dunne, MD, FACSBoard Certified4020 State Road 674, Suite 2, Sun City Center www.ErasersInc.comCall Today! 813-634-9260Erase Unwanted Veins! Safe, Effective, Affordable Accredited Ultrasound Lab In-Office Procedure Insurance Accepted It is easier than you think! SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Email: Messages & Attachments Thursday, Aug. 15 at 12:30 p.m. Read, forward, and delete messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended as well as an existing e-mail account. Learn about sending attachments and creating address books. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 20. Book Discussion: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Thursday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is an enchanting tale that captures the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening. An immediate international bestseller, it tells the story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during Chinas infamous Cultural Revolution. There, the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.Internet: Introduction and Google Search Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 12:30 p.m.Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Learn how to use Google to find information and tips for evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 20.eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, Aug. 21 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. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Elder Law Seminar Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors including planning for incapacities and long term care with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, and V.A programs will be discussed. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Aug. 21 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! Windows 7: More Windows Thursday, Aug. 22 at 12:30 p.m. Learn what can be done through the Control Panel, how to install software and run a disk cleanup. Explore the Control Panel. Find files. View and change properties. Install and remove software. Limit: 20. 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. Anglers are getting used to early morning fishing, watching the weather, and arriving ashore before the rains. This is the time of year that saltwater catfish are everywhere. Use care when handling this fish. Catfish can harm you with their fin spines. They have three of these needlelike stingers. There is one on the front part of its dorsal fin, which is the back fin, and two more behind each pectoral fin, which is the chest or breast fin. If your skin is punctured by one of these spines they infest you with a toxic susbstance which is very painful. Talking to some Ruskin natives, I found an old fashioned remedy for a catfish sting. Take your knife or oyster knife and scrape some slime off the fish. Rub this slime into the wound. It takes away the pain. Some swear by this and others say it works temporarily until you get ashore. Our saltwater cats are fun to catch, but arent such a good tablefare. However, some old-timers skin the saltwater cats and soak them in milk before cooking. They say they are then as good as freshwater cats. Freshwater catfish are abundant in lakes and upper freshwaters of the Alafia and the Little Manatee Rivers. There are those that fish only for freshwater catfish telling us that they give you a workout before you can boat them, and they are just as much fun to catch as a game fish in saltwater. Most people know oysters produce pearls, but did you know the sail catfish has two pearls located in front of its eye sockets in the inner ear cavities? These pearls are ear stones and are used as a balancing mechanism for the fish. The stones are also used by scientists to tell the age of the fish. Most fish ages are calculated by their scales, but the catfish has no scales or rings to count. Another unusal fish is the walking catfish. They are an unwelcome invasive fish to Florida which were imported to our state by tropical fish dealers. They will walk across land from pond to pond. As for the food value of a catfish, nothing is better than fried freshwater cats and cheese grits with hush puppies. Morning fishing has been good for all anglers venturing out early with the usual catches of flounder, reds, and trout. Redfish is one per person, per day of legal size not less than l7 inches or more than 28 inches. A legal flounder is 12 inches with l0 per harvest, per day. A legal spotted trout is not less than l5 or more than 20 inches with 4 per harvest, per day. Those fishing from land were catching sheepshead, a white meat fish thats good tablefare. Legal is 12 inches minimum and l5 per harvest. Remember to watch the weather, and always fish together.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Catfish are abundant this time of year 3852 Sun City Center Blvd.Sun City Center, FLSR 674 next to Hungry Howies813-633-9301 Americas Oil Express ANY FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE TRANSMISSION FLUSH, POWER STEERING FLUSH or HEADLIGHT RESTORATION $1000 Off$2000 Off No Appointment NecessaryTRULY 10 MINUTES!100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! CARDS 10-MINUTE OIL CHANGE Now Featuring: SYNTHETIC BLEND OILSShopper Observer Shopper Observer We can service nearly any car!

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RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Ruskin 33573 Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged Thursday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. Learn the basics of slide design and layout to create a professional-looking presentation. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. PowerPoint: Text Boxes, Clipart & AuAdding text boxes, clipart and Autoshapes to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. PowerPoint: Effects & Transitions Learn about adding effects and transitions to your presentation. Previous experience with Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended. Kindle: Demonstration & Open Bring your Kindle and operation questions with you. Will demonstrate how to register the device, open an Amazon account, and get an eBook on the device. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. AUGUST 15, 2013 19 855.289.7725 2013 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. Restrictions apply, call for details. FREE DEMONSTRATION of the latest hearing aids from Siemens featuring micon technology, plus well show you how they work with your cell phone and Bluetooth. FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY Now is the perfect time to restore your hearing, renew your spirit and reclaim your condence with from HearUSA. For people who want to hear better. Make it an Endless Summer! 130701 HearUSA Endless Summer Ad_Observer News Group_10x7.5 to run 8-8_02.indd 1 7/15/13 11:11 AM 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. Hunter Hunter is a lovable, goofy Lab mix. He was found wandering alone in a neighboring community. This big puppy is sure to put a smile on your face. He loves his toys and to be chased around the play yard. He just found out how cool the doggy pool is, too! Hunter will make a great companion for one person or a family. He has the best traits of the Labrador breed. Hunter is neutered, microchipped, and current on his shots. DOB: February 2, 2013. PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG GemmaGemma is a gorgeous white-andblack female who recently gave birth. After all that work is finally finished, she is looking forward to a forever home where life will be easier. She has a black patch over one eye, but her face is white otherwise. Stop in to C.A.R.E. to look at this friendly beauty. She is current on her shots. As part of her adoption she has been micro chipped and spayed. DOB: Approx. January 2, 2012.Peace Corps needs 1000 new volunteers, comes to Tampa Aug. 20Peace Corps is reaching out to those who are interested in making a difference in the lives of others around the world, while at the same time making a difference in their own lives. It is seeking 1000 new volunteers who would be interested in using their education, work, and volunteer experience to help those who live in developing countries. The Agencys Southeast Regional Recruitment Office will be looking for new volunteers when it visits Tampa later this month to answer questions about the opportunities it has for citizens of all ages and backgrounds. The information session is from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 20 at the Tampa Public Library John F. Germany Branch, at 900 North Ashley Dr. in Tampa. Serving as a Peace Corps volunteer is probably one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have in their life, said Chad Chernet, a Returned Peace Corps volunteer and a recruiter for the Peace Corps. You give so much of yourself, but you get so much in return new friends, a new culture, and the feeling of giving back. Plant City resident Stephanie Joy Sheffield has already decided that she wants to serve her country by making a difference in a developing country. Sheffield will be leaving home on Aug. 27 to spend two years as an Education volunteer in Colombia. What attracts me to the Peace Corps is that it combines many of my passions traveling, teaching, and language education, experiencing other cultures, and serving others. said Sheffield. I was able to hear from other people in my community about how much their sons and daughters absolutely loved their experiences in the Peace Corps which encouraged me even more to apply. There are currently 36 volunteers from the Tampa Bay area who are serving overseas. More than 850 volunteers from the Tampa Bay area have served with the agency since it was founded by President Kennedy in 1961. Returned volunteers are also expected to attend the Aug. 20 event. 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, Aug. 15 Bar Bingo with Jerry 6 p.m. Fish & Chips 4:30 7 p.m. Queen of Hearts 7:30 p.m. Music by Rick Bourbon 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Crew Games in Lounge, 6 p.m. free hot dogs. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 Crew Games & free hot dogs, 6 p.m. Games in Lounge 1-4 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6 p.m. &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING WERE MORE THAN JUST BUSINESS CARDS! We print newsletters, bulletins, post cards, membership directories, tickets, posters, letterhead, offering envelopes, scratch pads, memorial cards, bookmarks, brochures, thank you notes, etc. Call us for your printing needs. www.mmprintinc.com813-645-4048

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20 AUGUST 15, 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 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 Area Obituaries Russell L. MarcheseRussell L. Marchese, Sr., 79, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away peacefully on August 8, 2013. He was a loving husband of 56 years to Antonia Marchese and a devoted father. Born in Batavia, NY on March 2, 1934, to the late Joseph R. and Carrie Marchese, Sr., Russ owned and operated Marchese National Food Stores in the Batavia community for many years. He is survived by sons Russell L. Marchese, Jr. (Diane Marchese), of Batavia, NY and Matthew J. Marchese (Melody Marchese), of Williamsville, NY, as well as daughters Marianne L. Jensen (Billy Jensen), of Herndon, VA, Kathleen A. Dermody of Bergen, NY, Joan M. Marchese (David Foster), of Bolton, MA, Lisa K. Marchese (Karen Evans) of Albuquerque, NM, and Jennifer L. Crockett (Timothy Crockett), of Grand Island, NY. He will be missed by his 14 grandchildren: William Marchese and his spouse, Jessi Marchese; Sarah, Joanna and Rebecca Jensen; Kristina Marchese and her fianc, Greg Thurber; Katelyn and Shannon Dermody; Owen and Henry Foster; Louis and Carmela Marchese; Zoe and Sasha Evans; Evan Crockett; and great-grandchildren Ronan and Elliot Marchese. In addition, Russ is survived by brother Robert Marchese (Judith) of New Port Richie, FL and sisters Carolyn McGorray (Thomas McGorray) of Tucson, AZ and Dorothy Marchese of Batavia, NY; brother-in-law Louis Marazza (Marian) of Erie, PA and sister-in-law Arlene Gavazzi of Corry, PA; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Russ was predeceased by sisters Rose Nigro and Florence Joy and brother Joseph R. Marchese, Jr. While living in Batavia, Russ served the community for many years as a member of the Sertoma Club. When he retired to Florida, he became an active member of the Sawdust Engineers in Sun City Center, FL to which he was elected President and served as a member of the board. He also sat on the Cypress View Community Board of Property Owners Association. He volunteered as a driver for Samaritan Services of Sun City Center and the Sun City Center Security Patrol. A memorial mass will be celebrated on August 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sun City Center, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to LifePath Hospice, 3723 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573. Virginia Catherine ToschVirginia Catherine Tosch, 91, born Virginia Catherine Lesnau, from Sun City Center, Florida, went to Heaven to be in the presence of the Lord, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Virginia or Virg was born in Detroit Michigan on Nov. 16, 1921. Virg was the youngest of six children born to Joseph and Cassimira Lesnau. She attended Nursing School at Providence Hospital in Detroit for over three years after high school. Virg then entered the U.S. Army as an Operating Room Nurse in 1945. She had the rank of Second Lieutenant. She earned the WWII Victory Medal and American Campaign Medal and was Honorably Discharged after serving for 21 months. She was married to James Jim Tosch on Oct. 1, 1949. She and Jim lived happily for 46 years together, before he passed away in 1995 in Sun City Center. Virg loved everything she did and always had a positive attitude toward everyone. She loved going to Bob Evans on Sunday with her best friend in her whole life, Lois Perrewe. She loved Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She loved playing cards with her friends. She loved her dog Bella. She loved Wheel of Fortune. She had a long hobby of sewing. Virg was always there for her children and they loved her very much. She loved her nursing during her long life. She was an avid shopper and always found the deals. Virg is survived by daughter Denise Stafford and husband Reid of Friday Harbor, Washington; sons Scott Tosch and wife Apple of Sun City Center, Fla, and Mike Tosch and wife Gloria of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; grandchildren Amanda Reyes and husband Doug of Wolf Creek, Ore., Amy Stafford of Santa Fe, NM and a student in Chicago, Brandon Tosch and fiance Irene Manay of Canoga Park, Calif., and Melissa Tausig and husband Ian of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; grandstepson Andrew Johnson of San Diego, Calif.; and great-grandchildren Ember Reyes, and Madera Reyes of Wolf Creek, Ore., Kurt Mann, Kayla Tausig and Riley Tausig, all three of Thousand Oaks, Calif. A funeral/memorial service is being planned at a date yet to be determined at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center. Virgs ashes, along with late husband Jim Toschs ashes, will be laid to rest at a private interment at Bushnell Veterans Cemetery in Ocala, Fla. at a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers for the memorial services, contributions would be appreciated to Prince of Peace Catholic Church: In memory of Virginia Tosch 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573Learn more about the Catholic faithAre you non-Catholic and interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Do you want to know how to become Catholic? On Sunday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m., Prince of Peace Catholic Church will offer a special presentation for all those interested in becoming Catholic or for those wishing to learn more about the Catholic faith. The presentation will take place in the RCIA Room of the Conesa Center. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For more information, visit www. popcc.org or call 813-634-2328. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. High Holy Day services schedule is announcedBeth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, has announced the schedule for High Holy Day services. All services will be officiated by Rabbi Carla Freedman and Cantorial Soloist Dr. Sam Isaak. Rosh Hashanah Hashanah Service will start at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 will start at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5 will start at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 Yom Kippur service will start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 vice will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 cluding and Havdallah services will immediately follow the afternoon service There is no charge for all members, spouses, parents, children and their spouses, and grandchildren and their spouses. For extended family members $50 each for each of the two holidays. For community members $100 each for each of the two holidays. Members of the military and college students are welcome at no charge. For additional tickets, call Fred Levine at 813-672-7656, or email flevine@tampabay.rr.com.

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AUGUST 15, 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 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572www.Glisson1.com(813) 645-6796DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. Ruskin Aglow meets SaturdayRuskin Aglow meets the third Saturday of the month. The next meeting is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Palm Garden, 3850 UpperCreek Dr. in Sun City Center. All are welcome. Next month the group will meet on Saturday, Sept. 21. In October, it will start a new Bible study. For more information, call 813633-9613. St. Andrew members share African safariDick and Marge Yarger, longtime members of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center, recently returned from a 33-day safari to Tanzania and Zimbabwe. They were so enthusiastic in their descriptions of all they saw that many members asked to see their photos. Dick assembled the photos, along with captions, into a PowerPoint presentation and showed it on a large screen at the church. The attendees were so awed with all the animals, terrain and natives the Yargers saw up close that the presentation lasted over two hours. In addition to camel and elephant rides, the Yargers took two jeep drives every day through the back country to see and photograph the animals.They ate local foods cooked on site by a native chef and slept in tents. The highlight of the trip was visiting a small village (boma) where the natives were as enthusiastic to meet them and ask questions, as the Yargers were toward the natives. Dick and Marge learned that the men build and protect the boma and hunt for food; the women thatch the huts, cook, and take care of the small children. The older children take care of the livestock, leading them out to graze and herding them home in the late day. The afternoon presentation was thoroughly enjoyed by members and guests of St. Andrew, located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center. UCC supports Paws for PatriotsThe Mission of the month of August at United Community Church in SCC is Paws for Patriots, part of the Southwest Guide Dogs of Florida. Nick Olson, a volunteer at Southwest Guide Dogs, brought ambassador Bobby to the church service Aug. 4. Nick talked about the role of guide dogs and how important they are to veterans in need of assistance. Bobby seemed to have a good time and he made a lot of friends at UCC.Fall studies at South BayThe womens ministry at South Bay Church, Riverview, has chosen A Womans Heart Gods Dwelling Place by Beth Moore for its fall study which will begin Tuesday, Sept. 10. A Womans Heart Gods Dwelling Place (updated edition) is a 10week study. The two hour classes will be offered at 9:15 a.m. and again at 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday. Workbook is $16. Information and registration is available in the church lobby or by email to faith@ southbay.cc The mens ministry 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. Register at info@southbay. cc or in the church lobby. Both studies are open to all men and women in the area. Childcare is available upon registration for a $5 donation per family per week. Space is limited so register soon. South Bay Church is located at 13498 U.S. Highway 301 South, Riverview. Visit their website at www.SouthBay.cc or call the office at 813-677-0721.Christian music concert at Oak Grove United Methodist ChurchUp in Arms, a Christian music group, will perform at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the sanctuary of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Tampa. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.; the concert is from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 and tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of event. The general public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. After the concert, there will be a bake sale with lots of homemade goodies for purchase. All proceeds from this concert will benefit Manna Ministries a community outreach feeding program meeting the nutritional, spiritual, and fellowship needs of the homeless community. The hot evening meal is provided on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month starting at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Oak Grove United Methodist Church is located at 2707 W. Waters Ave. in Tampa, at the corner of Waters and Habana avenues. For more information, contact Chris Shaver at 813-335-1758.Beth Israel Sisterhood plans opening meetingAt 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Beth Israel Sisterhood of the Sun City Center Congregation will hold its opening meeting of the 2013-14 season. The event will take place in the Henry Gibson Social Hall, located in the synagogue at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East. The opening meeting speaker will be Rabbi Carla Freedman. Her topic is to be announced. Refreshments will be served.Congregation Beth Shalom presents stage drama to prepare for Jewish High Holy DaysOn Saturday, Aug. 31, Congregation Beth Shalom in Brandon will present Dedication, the fifth in a series of original stage dramas written and directed by congregant Anna Brubaker. Serious yet tinged with some lighthearted comedy, the play follows a small group of friends and relatives through one long, trying day that will test their relationships and emotions in both characters and the audience. The beginning of the Jewish High Holy Day season is marked by the observance of Selichot. Selichot is held on the Saturday night preceding Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) and is designed to direct congregants hearts and minds toward self reflection, prayer, repentance and forgiveness. In Jewish tradition, the month before the New Year is one of spiritual preparation and reconciliation, with special prayers and the daily sounding of the Shofar (rams horn), culminating in the Selichot service and our annual play, explains Rabbi Betsy Torop, also an actor in this years play, I am very grateful for the dedication of our Beth Shalom players, led by Anna Brubaker, which helps us do the sacred work of this season in a meaningful and engaging way. Rabbi Torop will also lead the audience in an interactive discussion of issues highlighted in the presentation after the show. Guests will be able to enjoy various dairy desserts after the discussion, and the evening will end in a traditional Selichot ser vice. The drama will begin on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at Beth Shalom, 706 Bryan Rd. in Brandon. Admission is free and the public is invited. Contact the synagogue office at 813-6816547 for more information.

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22 AUGUST 15, 2013 www.PacificaSunCity.com 3855 Upper Creek Drive Sun C ity Center, FL 33573 Assisted Living License #: 7290 Did you say cataracts or Cadillacs? Friday, August 16, 2013 12:00 pmListen to an im portant talk from Dr Ed Hu ggett, a low vision expert, about what y ou can do to protect y our vision a nd enjoy a buffet lunch.RSVP by Thursda y, August 15th (813) 938-2261 Sea ting is Limited With the dog days of summer fully upon us, its sometimes hard to even think about hunting. But if youre age 16 to 38 and havent completed the states hunter safety course requirement, nows a good time to be thinking about signing up. Dont put it off; August is the best time to take a class in your area. Many of these classes, offered statewide, fill up fast during hunting season as people scramble to get certified. Often, August and the preceding summer months offer smaller class sizes and a better opportunity for students to take a class, because they have more free time than they will once school cranks up and they get busy with homework and schoolrelated activities. People born after May 31, 1975, must complete the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) hunter safety class before they can buy the type of hunting license that allows them to legally hunt alone. A law passed a few years ago by the Florida Legislature enables individuals to hunt without having to complete the states hunter safety certification, but they may hunt only while under supervision. Its called the Hunter Safety Deferral, and it allows people the opportunity to purchase a license to hunt while under the supervision of a licensed hunter who is at least 21 years old and meets the hunter safety requirement. Its designed to encourage experienced hunters to teach novice hunters safety, ethics, wildlife and hunting skills and respect for the great outdoors. Its a great incentive for getting more people to try hunting. Also, I hope, the experienced hunters among us can hook some new folks on the sport we love. However, to hunt by yourself, unsupervised, you have to take and pass a hunter safety class and purchase a regular hunting license. By Tony Young Take hunter safety training to get ready for opening day! If youre a youngster and already hunt, I suggest you go ahead and take a hunter safety class before you turn 16. Of course, until then, you may hunt under adult supervision and dont need a license. You can register for a hunter safety class by going to MyFWC. com/HunterSafety or by contacting your nearest FWC regional office. Also, there are two versions for your convenience. Theres the traditional course, which is 12 hours of classroom instruction plus a four-hour field day, or you can opt for taking the online or CD-ROM version at home. But, youll still have to sign up for the skills day part. The traditional course is offered during four weekdays or on a Saturday-Sunday. If you take it during the week, each session is three hours and offered after normal working hours. On the weekend, youll spend eight hours Saturday and four hours Sunday morning in the classroom. The remainder of Sunday youll move over to the shooting range to complete your certification. The first thing youll learn about in the traditional class is Floridas hunting laws. An FWC law enforcement officer gives this introduction. Volunteer hunter safety instructors teach the remaining curriculum. Youll be taught ethics, hunter responsibility, parts of firearms, various hunting lingo and the proper way to shoot. Youll discover the differences between various bullets, calibers and gauges; how to identify game animals; and learn wildlife conservation and best management practices for native species. In addition, youll find out about outdoor survival techniques and learn how to administer first aid in the field. Archery and fundamentals of bowhunting also are taught. In your last hour in the classroom, youll be given a standardized test of true and false and multiple-choice questions. You need to score an 80 percent or better to move outside to the shooting range for the field day portion. This part takes about four hours. During that time, youll get to shoot clay pigeons with a shotgun, practice your archery skills and target practice with a .22 rifle. Youll also receive a muzzleloader demonstration, where youll have the chance to shoot one if youd like. All guns, bows, targets and ammo are provided. All you have to do is take aim! After you complete the field day, youll be given your hunter safety card. At that point you can purchase a Florida hunting license and get ready for opening day. If you choose to take the hunter safety class online or by CDROM, youll learn all of the above-mentioned material and be given a practice test to prepare you for the last segment the skills day. Skills days take about four hours to complete. Youll learn much of what is taught during the traditional course, including hunting laws and ethics, how to handle firearms safely, when to take a shot and where to place the crosshairs. Then youll get to shoot on the range and be given the same standardized test. Register today to take a hunter safety class, cause the 2013-2014 hunting season is just around the corner!

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uust ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 MERCHANDISE300 A A est te sles MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 ersonlA August 31st. Free to display your art. Entry fee to sell. Riverview. Richard Brown. 813-503-9744 Home school & virtual students. Art classes. 813-892-7235 A To doctors, lawyers, church, airport, shopping, lunch, movies, etc. Retired SCC resident. Call Roger 813-633-1242 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting(813) 767-7225Email: olivertort@aol.comwww.petsit.com/oliverandcompany Oliver Tort & Ti s Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 (cell)www.AllAboutPawsPetServices.comServing ALL of Your Pets Needs GrerdleAlmost 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 Yard sale. Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday. US 41, one mile south of Little Manatee River 8am-? MIlkshakes, strawberry shortcake, cones, ice cream Sundays. smoked mullet. Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store OPE NINGSOON!No donations accepted until we are in our new building.813-641-7790 Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. 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 NEEDEDCOUPONBack-to-School ClothingBUY 1, GET 1items of equal/lesser value includes Boutique items NEW, EXPA N DED DISPLAY AREAMore furniture & household items to choose from! Multi family yard sale. Lots of furniture & stuff. 1410 Deirdre Dr., Ruskin. Friday & Saturday, 8am2pm. 1015 Calle Rosa Place Ventana Vil rack w/ dumbbells, Reebok stepper, lots of girls toys & misc. Saturday 8/17, 9am-? Moving sale. Furniture, household misc. Aug 16 & 17, 8am-3pm. 327 Green Manor Dr., Sun City Centerst te les The Perfect Piece. Quality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. New inventory & many clearance items. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Cell: 382-7536 Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. d Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 est te sles Annes Estate Sales 2006 Kia Sedona, loaded, 68,000 miles Furniture: Virginia House bedroom suite, Leggett & Platt S-Cape electric king bedroom suite, Craftmaster sofa w/ matching chair, rolltop desk, entertainment center, rocking chair, computer desk, patio set, china hutch, server, dry sink, flat-screen TVs, queen bed, loveseat. Collectables: McCoys, saucer & cup collection, Goebels, Nippon, Depression glass, brass cannon, cranberry glass, brass miniature collection, cats & bird collection, pottery, bottle collection, artwork. Jewelry: gold & silver. Coin Collection, Silver. Misc: Craftsman tool chests, walker, linens, computer, lots of kitchen items. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com 908 Bluewater Drive SCC Friday & Saturday 7 am noon PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Dining Room Tables w/Chairs, China Cabinet, Sectional Sofa, Coffee Table, Octagonal Table w/Chairs, Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Kitchenware, Glassware, Tea Cart, Swivel Chair, Singer Sewing Machine, Chest of Drawers, RCA Stereo w/Speakers, Computer Desk, Household, Garage Items, and Tools.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles.See You There! 1802 Wolf Laurel Sun City Center FRIDAY & SA TU RDAYAugust 16th & 17th7a.m. NOON GolfrtsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 2000 Bombardier Street legal electric vehicle/ golf cart. $4,795. Ideal for the golf course & getting around town. 941-400-4940 wn ndGrdenJohn Deere 42 Hydrostatic riding mower only 200hrs, like new. $500. 813-633-2382 ntedo uyWant to buy Adjustable twin size bed Craftmatic 39w with mattress, used. Call 813-641-3410 lpsortoreSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www. SouthBayStorage.com rucsndns trailer tow package, slideback window, AC, 4 speed auto, all terrain, Captains chairs, green, mileage 90K. $7,400 813-645-0791 Senior owned. In storage 5yrs. 59K miles, new tires, tune-up. Ready for work. $4,500. 813-634-8458 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 Hunting for a place to live? Check out the 600 RENTAL Section 10x12 all-wood shed by Cooks (call 813-625-4240), 3-piece fullsize sleigh bed, HO train items, Lenox music box & glassware, German & Wedgwood glass, orchid supplies, snow globes, angels, teapots, Seraphim Classics and much more.P www. denneysestatesales. com DENNEYS ESTATE SALES1817 Wolf Laurel (off S. Pebble Beach Blvd.) Sun City Center Fri. & Sat., Aug. 16-177 a.m to 1 p.m. (813) 601-0983Now accepting major credit cards The Price is Right! Joe DiPaula Jr. Joe DiPaula Jr. ED MORSE CadillacBRANDON11020 Causeway Blvd. Brandon, Florida 33511Cell 813-453-9770 Bus 813-661-0887 Fax 813-699-1125 E-mail josephdipaula@edmorse.comGet FREE Car Washes for LIFE! Ask for Joe YOUR CADILLAC SPECIALIST, EXPERIENCE CADILLAC

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AUGUST 15, 2013 27 Come One, Come All! GET CASH INSTANTLY! WERE LOOKING FOR W ARD TO MEETING OUR NEIGHBORS! to a Precious M etals B uying E vent!BUYING AUGUST 16-17, 23-24, & 30-31S un City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 S CC Blvd. ( SR 674)Were Your Precious Metal Buyers Any questions? Feel free to call Cono and Cecelia Liguori, SCC Chamber of Commerce members.1-863-899-8048. Email: cliguori1@verizon.net $10 Bonus on all purchases over $100 BONUS COUPON Paying the BEST P RI CE for your Precious M etals, Gold, Currency, Costume Jewelry, etc. P ERSONAL P RO P ERT Y ESTATE P LANNING IF YOU CANT COME TO US, WE WILL COME TO YOU *Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any knee or hip surgical procedure, including MAKOplasty. Talk with your doctor about these risks to nd out if MAKOplasty is right for you. Physicians are on the medical staff of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. ROBOTIC SUR GERY NOW AT THE RANCH MAKOplasty with Robotic Arm technology eliminates guesswork in hip and knee surgeries8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton, FL 34202 www.lakewoodranchmedicalcenter.com The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Are you living with knee or hip pain? Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is the ONLY hospital in Bradenton and Sarasota to offer MAKOplasty with Robotic Arm technology for Partial Knee Resurfacing, an innovative new treatment option for people with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. And For the many people who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip, we also offer MAKOplasty with Robotic Arm technology for Total Hip Replacement. Using a computer-assisted visualization guide, a robotic arm gently directs the surgeons hand, ensuring precision and quality results. The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch is committed to providing the latest advances in orthopaedic surgery and dedicated to helping our patients return to daily activities with relief from pain. Help reduce your pain and restore your lifestyle with MAKOplasty. For more information please call 941.782.BONE (2663). Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center

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