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www.ObserverNews.netAugust 29, 2013 Volume 57 Number 32THE OBSERVER NEWS Our ofce will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Check inside for changes in deadlines. PAGES 7, 8, 19 & 20: Its time for your Hometown Favorite advertisers. Shop locally and use these ne products and services. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 24-27PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 A fireball ball builds above a condominium complex in Sarasota, similar but on a much larger scale than the fireball that reportedly built at the top of the mast of my sailboat. Buildings are generally designed to handle a lightning strike. My boat and I werent so lucky. But things certainly could have been worse. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO The power of lightning hits homeBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netOn any given night, South Hillsborough could not generally be considered a hotbed of activity and 10 p.m. on a Thursday in the emergency room was no exception. I didnt want to go but was finally convinced to do so. I told the intake nurse that I wanted to be certain that my presence wouldnt get in the way of a real emergency. We have 17 people on staff and only three patients right now, she said. From the deck of my sailboat securely tied to its slip at the Village Marina in Ruskin, I watched the dark clouds form on the horizon. I checked the live radar on my iPhone and saw what appeared to be a typical summer thunderstorm approaching a narrow band of red indicating a short punch of heavy weather followed by some light rain. I went below and didnt think anything of it until the first gust of wind hit so hard that I thought the boat had broken loose. I watched the storm out of a porthole and was amazed at the power of it with driving rain and more lightning than I had ever seen in my life. And given the Tampa Bay areas reputation as the lightning capital of the world, that is saying something. I was so amazed by the storm that I cracked open the boats companionway and stuck my Continued on page 3u Horsin aroundRiverview trainer delights Sun City Center audience by showing off her animals skillsBY PENNY FLETCHER %  penny@observernews.netOne Riverview horse lover took two of her trained favorites to Sun City Center Aug. 14 for residents of an assisted living and an Alzheimers unit to jointly enjoy. About 30 did. Despite the heat, most of the residents were filled with smiles as Cathy Moore and her troupe of helpers put Aces and Lucky through their paces, showing off their skills, in a program that lasted about an hour and a half. Aces, a 21-year-old American Paint, is actually 66 in horse years, Moore explained. Still, Aces performed like a playful youngster for the men and women, many of whom had not been in an environment around animals for many years. Frances Simmons, resident program coordinator for Brookdale, the company that owns the two facilities, Homewood and Clare Bridge Place (and also Freedom Plaza), said she thought the event would be a welcome addition to Augusts monthly theme, The Great Frontier. Brookdale has themed events throughout the year for the residents to enjoy, Simmons said. When I heard about the horses, I thought many of our residents pennPENNY FLetcherETCHER photoPHOTOCathy Moore, a retired stylist, works part-time at Homewood and Clare Bridge Place with full-time stylist Shelby Takala. On the days she does hair for residents, they often talk about Moores trained horses and she thought it would be good for them to see.would enjoy a presentation like this, and they did. Moore, a retired hair stylist, works occasionally with her friend, Shelby Takala, who is the stylist at the facilities. You know how people talk when theyre getting their hair done, Moore said in a telephone interview prior to the event. When they found out I had trained horses, a lot of people said they would really like to see them. She and her husband Byron are members of the Triple B Riding Designing the future South Shore, Hillsborough County KeEVinIN BraRADY photoPHOTOMore than 30 people turned out Aug. 20 for the first of a series of meetings hosted by the Hillsborough County Planning Commission to discuss the future growth of South County and Hillsborough County. By Kevin Brady%  kevin@observernews.netSouth Shore, Sept. 4 2040: Construction continues this week on adding a 10th lane to both sides of I-75 in an attempt to reduce the two-hour commute to Tampa Bay for workers who have flocked to the new 50story apartment blocks going up in Gibsonton and Riverview. In other news, President Kim Kardashian and vice president Honey Boo Boo will be in Sun City Center today promoting their new reality show, I am the president, get me out of here. While little can be done about a future Kim-Boo White House like hurricanes or really bad gas, they are an unstoppable force local planners hope they can do something about future development. With 600,000 new residents (on top of the current 1.3 million) and, its hoped, 400,000 new jobs coming to the county by 2040 the time is now to start planning, according to Melissa Zornitta, assistant executive director of the Hillsborough County Planning Commission. South County has the potential to accommodate additional growth, said Zornitta. There are a lot of choices about how we grow. Imagine 2040, a countywide survey of residents attitudes and ideas for future growth, is about Continued on page 15u Continued on page 4u

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2 AUGUST 29, 2013 The German American Club at Sun City invites you to a special presentation about our upcoming departure of The Great Rivers of Europe aboard a privately owned Grand Circle Cruise Line river ship exclusively for American travelersDeparting August 16, 2014 Join us for an informative presentation about this departure: WHEN: September 17, 2013, 3pm to 5pm WHERE: The Florida Room at the Sun City Association REF R ESHMENTS WILL BE SE R VED. R .S.V.P. by calling Charlotte Kappel at 813-634-6662 or Mike Albanese at 813-634-5512 by September 10, 2013. BR ING THIS AD TO BE ENTE R ED INTO A R AFFLE AT THE PR ESENTATION. 266-0023 Opinions sought on radio station before FCCs October deadline %  penny@observernews.netCarl McGary and his wife Cam never expected that Carl would be involved in starting a local radio station when they moved to Sun City Center 14 years ago. Originally from Indiana and Pennsylvania, the couple traveled the country for five years in their motor home before choosing to move to Sun City Center Carl, a former educator, had no experience in public communications but the first friend he made in Sun City Center, John Bowker, had spent a lifetime in broadcasting. From time to time, Bowker would mention his vision of starting a broadcast station for the local retirement community. Ive started a radio station in every town Ive lived in, Bowker said. It became a hobby only after he had spent 38 years working in broadcast technology and on weekends as a fill-in on-air host for stations near Trenton, New Jersey. The Sun City Center station would be a low-power station. Just 100 watts. Think of it like a light bulb in your house, McGary said in an interview Aug. 20 while manning a table in the Atrium building of the Sun City Center Community Association complex along with John Price and Sam Sudman handing out materials related to the station to interested residents. We want to get resident opinion on this, whether good or bad, he said. Price is on the committee researching the station and will be on the committee to run it if it becomes reality, while Sudman is on the Community Association board of directors and acts as liaison between the board and the radio group. McGary is chairman of the group and Bowker the vice chair. Preliminary plans call for a low-power station that would only transmit between U.S. 301 and Interstate 75, with its north-south boundaries the same distance because radio waves go in a circle, McGary said. To give residents an idea of how that range compares to stations PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSam Sudman, John Price, and Carl McGary hand out flyers and take opinion polls to see if there is enough interest in licensing a radio station for Sun City Center from the FCC. they listen to now, McGary said he recently contacted a station on a mountaintop in Asheville, N.C. that broadcasts 36,000 watts and reaches seven states. The FCC is granting some licenses for small community stations and a private donor who wants to remain anonymous is giving the money to start up, McGary said. Costs for start-up will run between $2,500 and $5,000, he said. The station would not solicit advertising. Instead, it would be paid for by private donors and individual and business sponsors, much like National Public Broadcasting. We would operate with an all volunteer staff, he added. Operating officers, a station manager, a director of programming and a director of engineering, on-air hosts, reporters, development persons, a visiting dignitary interviewer, and recordkeeping people and a receptionist will be needed; all unpaid. Resident input is needed now to determine what programming they would like to hear, including music, news, sports, community and club happenings, and homeowners association events. The men manning the table and handing out flyers asked residents if they own an FM radio, or if they would buy one if the station gave them hyper-local news. Most of the response so far has been positive, they said. Although the Sun City Center Community Association would receive the license from the FCC, Kings Point news would also be covered, although Kings Pointers would not have control over programming. Once in operation, a Community Broadcasting Authority would be created, which would govern what is broadcast and when. In order to comply with FCC regulations to be licensed, the station would have to have at least eight hours of continuous broadcasting daily, but eventual plans are for being on the air 24/7. A lot is now almost robotic, with automatic and digital news feeds available from the Internet, McGary explained. But the best thing about the station would be its ability to warn residents of any danger, such as a hurricane. We also would like to cover town hall meetings and other events people need to hear but cant attend. McGary and his group want the residents to make their opinions known soon because the FCC needs to know by the middle of October or they will lose their chance to obtain the license. Interested persons may email McGary at hcarl3@mac.com. Have a safe and happy Labor DayMONDAY, SEPT. 2

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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! phone out into the driving rain to take a photo. I sent the photo up to Facebook, mentioning that I had never seen so much lightning. It was near constant. Ten minutes later everything changed.So far this year, 16 people have been killed by lightning strikes, including three in Florida. At least 181 people have been injured with four months left to go. In a normal year, an average of 54 people are killed across the nation. The National Weather Service strongly urges people to immediately go indoors to a substantial structure, or at a minimum to a car with a metal roof, avoiding contact with anything metal, when thunder is first heard and to remain there for at least 30 minutes after the last thunder clap. A lightning strike is a massive scale electrical discharge between the atmosphere and an earth-bound object, which could be a building, a tree, the mast of a sailboat, or a person. The bottom line is that when lightning is present, there is simply no safe place to be outdoors. A lightning strike generally isnt as simple as a bolt coming down from the sky. Current research indicates that what we think of as a strike is actually much more complex and could include up to 20 or more strikes that occur within milliseconds, fast enough to appear as a single incident. An electric chair used until fairly recently for executions can carry up to 2,000 volts and five amperes of current. A lightning strike, by contrast, can carry tens of millions of volts, perhaps much more, and up to 200,000 amperes. That it is power that is lethal goes without saying. And it can strike from more than 10 miles away. I dont know what made me get up from the computer I was working on at the boats navigation station a small desk laden with electronics and circuitry. But something did, and inexplicably I walked to the center of the boat, standing on the wood floor in the middle of the salon, touching nothing, watching mesmerized the storm that had clearly exploded well beyond the thin red line of heavy weather I had seen earlier on my phones weather radar app. And then within seconds I saw an incredibly bright flash and felt an enormous concussion, I imagined it was what a bomb blast would feel like. Although a few seconds might have been lost at that time, I realized that something had been hit hard by a lightning strike. Something nearby. I started towards the companionway to look out and smelled electronics burning. I opened the electrical locker beneath the navigation station I had previously been sitting at and smoke poured out, almost instantly filling the cabin of the boat. Within a few moments, there was no visibility; I could not see details six inches in front of my face but I could see the bright fire that was burning in the locker. I could see the smoke continuing to pour out. Tourists staying in the condos next to the dock later told me that they saw a giant fireball form above my boats mast, with small lightning bolts shooting out from that. Due to the thick smoke I didnt have but fortunately didnt need visibility to find the fire extinguisher I had mounted for an emergency. I emptied it completely and still saw an orange glow from the battery charger through the thick smoke. Through the smoke I found a second extinguisher and the fire finally faded away. The area remained too hot to touch even hours later. The rain was still pouring down but at least 20 minutes had passed with me in a smoke-filled boat cabin so I opened up the boat for air. People arrived on the dock, including a fireman (complete with a fire truck) and a sheriffs deputy. Someone said I was lucky to be alive. I didnt feel very lucky at the time. It took hours for the smoke to clear, leaving behind a mess of soot, fire extinguisher powder and fried electronics. I ensured the boat wasnt taking on water, disconnected all power and left it, damaged and completely offline. Just a week or so ago, I was marveling at photos on a science website that showed vine-like tattoos left on some victims of lightning strikes. The photos were remarkable. A few hours after arriving home, I noticed my skin turning pink from my eyes down my face. I worried that it would turn black, leaving a permanent reminder of my close call I would have preferred a vine-like tattoo. I also began to have trouble forming words and coherent sentences and a painful, wheezing cough began that ended in near-convulsions. Michelle wanted to take me to the hospital but since I was still breathing and upright I refused to go. Certainly they had real emergencies to deal with. She called the fire department down the road and talked to a fireman about their experience with lightning strikes and smoke inhalation, describing my symptoms. He told her to immediately call 911. As the cough and incoherence seemed to get worse, I finally relented. I didnt want her to call 911 but would go to the emergency room if she drove. Dr. Ervin Anthony and his staff at the hospital were wonderful. I was put into an ill-fitting gown, placed on a gurney and given a battery of tests from an EKG to chest x-rays and a CAT scan, along with an IV port and oxygen. Fifteen minutes after being given oxygen, I noticed feeling much better. Three or four hours of it later, we left the emergency room with a diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning and with the knowledge that the strike itself caused no lasting physical damage. Three days later, I was feeling sore but much better. The damage on the boat was extensive. Two expensive radios were fried beyond repair. Wiring in the electrical locker had blown out and some was badly burned. The central air conditioning system was non-functional and the boats radar system and numerous smaller electronics were out of service as well. The hit was hard enough to cause light bulbs and LED lamps to literally explode. On the dock I found pieces of an antenna and other equipment that was formerly at the top of the boats mast. My iPhone had turned into a glass and metal paperweight and a new laptop computer, that remained running throughout the incident, lost the ability to charge, both possible victims to the tremendous electromagnetic pulse that likely blew through the entire boat (and me) immediately following the strike. But it certainly could have been worse. No one died and the boat was still floating. I noticed that at least two fillings in my teeth had apparently been loosened from the strike or the following concussion and the self-winding watch I was wearing that normally dies after 20 hours of non-use ran continuously for four straight days. Ive always seen incredible beauty in lightning, and the opportunities for seeing it are nearly endless on the Gulf coast of Florida. I still see that beauty but now with a newfound respect for its sheer power and utter indifference to what or who it can strike. There is no safe place to be outside while lightning is in the area. The National Weather Service knows this and started a campaign to educate the public on the dangers of lightning. Since the beginning of that campaign, the average number of deaths nationally has dropped from 73 annually to 37 for the most recent years. The person on the dock was right: I was lucky to be alive. I was fixed, the boat can be fixed and what I feared would be a permanent black reminder on my face has faded away. But my memory wont fade. For me, the reality of lightning has hit home. For more information, visit www. lightningsafety.noaa.govMe in the emergency room a few hours after the lightning strike and subsequent fire. Although lightning is responsible for an average of 54 deaths a year, many of the injuries result from the shock of the strike and frequent fires caused by strikes.MICHELLE TRAPHAGEN PHOTOLightning strikesu My sailboat on a decidedly non-lightning prone day. Although the mast would appear to be an obvious lightning attractor, there is often little rhyme or reason with lightning, and a person standing on the dock could just as easily have been hit.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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(Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netAnne Madden: Former member of the Planning Commission and Ruskin resident, I believe our government works best when we participate and this is a direct opportunity to participate in our future. I think the concern that was raised about the timing of the next meeting on economic development needs to be brought forward but I heard the county representative saying they would address that. As former member of the Planning Commission and someone who was involved in developing the community plan for South Shore I believe in the process. I dont always like it or agree with everything but its important we are engaged in the process. South County is not the only place (where development can occur). While people might see an open field, what they do not realize is that there have already been uses assigned to that property. I have heard from day one with the community plan that we do not want to be like Brandon with suburbs and cul-de-sacs where no one can get anywhere. We want something different and better than that. And we can do better here. If you just look at our roadways, it may not be obvious to people, but they are well planned out. Alex McLeod: Vice President of Newland Homes, All the stakeholders need to get together and come up with a really good community plan and develop something that meets everyones needs through a holistic plan. We need to think about smart growth and building true sense of place and true community. Lets not be Brandon. Lets learn from things in the past when perhaps things did not grow the way they were supposed to. We need to develop best management practices to grow the way that will benefit everyone. I think in the past there were not good forward-thinking community plans as people moved out from the city and into the countryside in Hillsborough County. Any great city that has grown the right way has a good long-term community plan which looks to the future. Things can change along the way but they at least have these reference points along the way to refer to. San Diego is a good example. With the long-term plan they had they were able to revitalize their downtown area and develop other areas that needed it in the city and develop a great community lifestyle. Ed Barnes: President of the Sun City Center Community Association board of directors, As president of Sun City Center, we developed a community plan that was approved by the county, one of the eight or nine community plans approved by Hillsborough. I came here tonight because my concern was how would the new review happening here tonight impact that plan and it looks like there will be no impact on our plan. Eventually they will look at our plan but that will be much further down the line to see how ours interfaces with the other plans. We are a retirement community so have some transportation issues in our plan. We are not as concerned as much with jobs and jobs growth as other parts of the county might be. We are certainly interested in economic development and we are certainly interested in transportation infrastructure. We have a lot of our people who are getting older in years and some can drive and some cannot so we are getting more and more in line on public transportation. starting that discussion of those choices now. An online survey, found at Planhillsborough.org, has already drawn more than 500 responses. Future development poses a number of challenges for our area but we are talking about the lives of our children and grandchildren here, Zornitta told an audience of 30 locals at ShoreShore Regional Library last week. The group, which is open to anyone with a serious interest in the future growth of South County, plans to meet monthly until next June to discuss different aspects of future development. The meeting is one of several planned throughout the county aimed at coming up with ideas on everything from new roadways to preserving the areas cultural and historical resources and economic development. And new ideas are needed, according to the Planning Commission, which is teaming up with the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization for Transportation to update the countys long range growth strategy. While many areas, including South Shore and Brandon, already have their own long-term community growth plans, Imagine 2040 will complement rather than supercede those plans, according to county officials. South Shores community growth plan was developed in 2003. The plan covers 384 square miles and is located south of Bloomingdale Avenue, east of Tampa Bay, north of the Manatee County line and west of Polk County. The monthly meetings at the SouthShore Library will seek to update this plan and, in the process, contribute to the countys overall strategy for growth. Individual community plans have also been adopted for Ruskin, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton, Wimauma, Sun City Center, Little Manatee South and Balm. The individual community plans help us be more specific for each communitys needs, Zornitta said. And while each community has its own character and different needs, the big picture is that the area cannot continue growing the same way if it is to accommodate future growth, according to county officials. Continuing with our current suburban-style neighborhoods, the county only has room for 67,000 new homes or about one third of the expected growth. Today, the Bay area ranks sixth in traffic congestion and first in pedestrian fatality rates, according to Imagine 2040. Among the different approaches discussed at the meeting were: Suburban Dream: New homes and businesses spread out around the county. Bustling Metro: Fill vacant lots and revitalize older areas around rapid transit stations. New Corporate Centers: Business campuses and housing grow along interstate highways. While each approach has pluses and minuses, the truth is the final outcome will be a mixture of several ideas, Zornitta said. No one of these scenarios is the right one. In the end we will likely come up with a hybrid of these. But the more input we get the better. Planning Commission representatives are also available to talk to any large community or homeowners group in South Shore about Imagine 2040. For information, call (813) 2733774.Smart growth: 3 local voices Smart growth: South Shore

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AUGUST 29, 2013 SCC OBSERVER 5 Tennessee Club to meetThe Tennessee Club meets at 10:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Dennys in Sun City Center. For more information, call 813633-5069 or 813-642-0466. Freedom Frolics tickets go on saleTickets for Freedom Frolics Best Little Horse Town in Texas will go on sale at Freedom Plaza on Monday, Sept. 2. Show dates are Sept. 16 for dress rehearsal,and September 17 and 18. Tickets are $10 each. All proceeds benefit the Freedom Plaza Scholarship Fund. Tickets are also available at the Atrium kiosk, or you may reserve tickets by check; send check to Freedom Plaza, Attn Debbie Frost, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, 33573. Checks should be made out to: Freedom Plaza Scholarship Fund. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the Will Call table in the Atrium after 6:30 p.m. prior to all performances. Doors open at 7 p.m. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Resident Programs office at 813-642-1213 or 642-1215. A reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 will open the latest exhibition at the Sun City Center Art Gallery. This show will feature the artwork of the Phoenix Group and will continue through the months of September and October. The Phoenix Group was formed following the disbanding of the Palleteers, an artist group that had been founded in SCC 35 years ago and whose members would meet monthly for a formal tea service and an educational presentation by one of the members. The Phoenix Group, which consists of a number of professional artists of both the SCC and Kings Point communities, was founded in 1994 by artist John Crawford, who was instrumental in the creation of a wing of artistic learning at the SouthShore Regional Library. Club members meet monthly to critique each others work and discuss painting techniques, both new and old. Art club members who display an intense devotion to their art and involvement in Club activities are invited to become a part of the group, based on a voteNight Blooming Cactus by Virginia LaudanoDance to the music on Sept. 1On Sunday, Sept. 1, the Singles Social Dance Club will meet from 7 to 10 p.m. at Community Hall to dance to the music of Buddy Canova. The cost is $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers. BYOB and snacks; ice, water, cups and napkins will be provided. Proper dress is requested. For more information, call Janet at 813-633-3558. It will be out to the ballpark Saturday, Sept. 10 when the Sun City Center Security Patrol enjoys a group night at Tropicana Field to watch the Rays battle the Boston Red Sox. The Patrol has obtained a special deal on baseline box tickets. They ordinarily sell for $29, but will be available for $20. In addition, $5 of each ticket will be donated to the Patrol. When the Rays beat the Red Sox and moved into first place in the American League East in late July, rivalry between the two Grand opening for locksmith, coins & collectibles, this Friday, Aug. 30Bay Service Locksmith, a fixture in Ruskin for 22 years, has relocated to the storefront at 918 North Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center Plaza. Sun City Center Coins & Collectibles will join Bay Service at the same location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The official grand opening will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, with a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and giveaways. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m., Atriums Sandpiper Speakers Maria Antonieta Revello, of the Reiki Shrine of Tampa, and Jan van der Est, of the European Institute for Light Therapy, introduce COLORLIGHT, a form of energy medicine that pene-Phoenix Group is featured in latest Art Club exhibit John Breaugh, left, chair of the Community Foundation Grants Committee, presents a check to CA President Ed Barnes.Community Foundation presents a grant for Florida-friendly plantingsThe Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center has awarded a $5,500 grant to the Sun City Center Community Association in support of a pilot project undertaken with Hillsborough County. The project will convert two of the 31 medians on Pebble Beach Boulevard to Floridafriendly plantings. Depending on the success of the pilot project, the remaining medians may be converted over the next five years. The action comes at a time when it is anticipated that Minto, the current developer, is nearing build-out and may be leaving Sun City Center in the next 2 3 years. At that time maintenance of the medians will be the responsibility of the Community Association. to-admit by the Phoenix Group members. The new exhibition will offer a diverse presentation of media, subject matter and painting techniques. All are invited to the free reception in the Art Room, and refreshments will be available. The Gallery is open to visitors each Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.SCC couple celebrate 60th anniversaryMary and Dick Schultz, 20 year residents of Sun City Center, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 5, 2013. Mary is originally from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada and Dick is from Brooklyn, NY. They met and were married in St. Johns when Dick was working for the U.S. Air Force as a Philco Field Engineer in Newfoundland. Their daughter lives Oviedo, Fla., their son Rick is deceased. They spent time touring St. Augustine for their anniversary, then visited Marys sister in Mississippi. Genealogy topic is From Cradle to GraveThe Tuesday, Sept. 17 meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Sharon Tate Moody, a noted professional genealogist, discussing how to research vital records; her presentation is entitled From the Cradle to the Grave. All lives are marked at three significant junctures: birth, marriage, and death. Thorough research in vital records, with all their treasures and flaws, is a standard and key part of genealogical research. This meeting will be held in the Royal Palm Room of the Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin following a noon luncheon. Lunch and the presentation are $13. For reservations or more information, call Terri Cardoza at 813-633-5172. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meetings, as well as workshops and seminars, to assist those tracing their family history. Membership is open to all South County residents who have an interest in genealogy.AARP Safe Driver class is offeredAre you worried about the rising cost of auto insurance? Are you even more concerned about driving safely on todays crowded roads? On Saturday, Sept. 14, Beggins Century 21 will sponsor the AARP Safe Driver course at its Apollo Beach office, 6542 US Hwy 41. Call 813-645-8481 to make a reservation. Each class is 6 hours ,from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and requires a check payable to AARP. Cost for members is $12, nonmembers pay $14. Call soon to reserve a place.Security Patrol group night set for Rays gameteams heated up, with fans posting a constant stream of messages on Twitter. It should be a great game, whether youre a Boston transplant sticking with the home team or someone who has adopted the Rays, said Chief of Patrol Bob Powers. Anyone who is interested, not just Patrol members, may buy tickets. Deadline for ordering is Tuesday, Sept. 3. Call Barbara or Donna at 813-642-2020. Bus transportation to and from the game will also be available for $15 per person.Upcoming events with SCC Metaphysical Societytrates the bodys DNA and changes energy fields that are hard to address by other therapies. Open to SCC/KP residents and guests. Admission is a love offering. For information, call Holli at 813419-4704. Mike McGoldricks Discussion Group on Death and Dying focuses on any facet of dying or preparing oneself and family for death. Open to SCC/KP residents and guests. Admission is free. For information, call Mike at 813-938-1252. SCC Metaphysical Society offers various metaphysical presentations and events that deal with the exploration of reality and how this knowledge may benefit human life on earth, both individually and collectively a Spiritual Philosophy of life. For membership information, call Ludi at 813 -938-5686 or send e-mail to metaphysicalsociety@gmail.com. Hogans play A-Skins at SandpiperThe Hogans Golf Club played A-Skins at Sandpiper Oakes-Lakes on Aug. 24. Above, from left: Bob Jacobs, Mike Brock, Hank Smythe, Ron Leombruno, First Place winner John Apostolou, and Mike McClintic.Battle of the Bulge survivor to address MOWWHarold Heil will be the guest speaker for the Military Officers of the World Wars luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 19. Harold joined the Army in January 1943 and trained as a combat engineer. In 1944 he went to England where he attended the Chemical Warfare School, learning to use flame throwers and Bangalore torpedoes as well as decontamination procedures for personnel and equipment. He then experienced 11 months of continuous combat and is a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge, which he will discuss at the MOWW luncheon. Tickets for the luncheon are $13 and reservations can be made by calling 813-633-6513; the deadline for reservations is 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9. For more information call Frank Kepley at 813-642-0801.

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6 AUGUST 29, 2013 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Brenda Knowles ............ Publisher/Editor brenda@observernews.net Mitch Traphagen ................. Online Editor mitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .......... Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady .............. Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen ..................... Travel Writer w630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netPRODUCTION:Chere Simmons ........... 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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. 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 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: One of the best ways you can assist in the rehabilitation of a dog suffering from arthritis or recovering from orthopedic surgery is to control your dogs calorie intake. Obesity will worsen any orthopedic condition. 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 DIAGNOSTICSBRAKE BUNDLE $150 per axle +taxMost cars & light trucks In last weeks column I wrote about being a possibility thinker and looking for ways to keep your options open for actions in the future. I pointed out that although we can enjoy thinking of the past in our quiet moments, we should be very careful to not let nostalgia get the best of us. I also wrote that stress was a great thief of options and that controlling stress through planning would restore options. Finally, I pointed out that a good self-analysis is necessary to continue to have options and that continued education would be necessary to take advantage of new options. Here are a few more ideas that will help you to keep your options open and help you recognize them when they appear. and the things that trigger your biases. Due to environment and early training, many of us have biases that cloud our thinking. It might be that we believe a people of a certain area, color or gender are less capable than other people. By allowing that button to be pushed, we might deprive ourselves of a new friend or a business ally. I grew up in a neighborhood in Canada that promoted the belief that one type of Canadian was inferior to another. This early training is still a hot button with me and I have to be on guard to fight off the prejudicial conditioning. Intellectually, I know now that the prejudice I learned as a child as with most prejudices was wrong. Emotionally, however, I still have to deal with it. To deal with emotions and keep your options open, keep your hot By William Hodges buttons well insulated. to the extreme. In my seminars I speak of moving to and moving from people. The moving to people always are on their way to somewhere else, and although they see lots of country, they rarely take time to enjoy where they are. On the other hand, there are the moving from people. These people will not move on until the situation becomes so dire that they have no choice. Most of us have heard the story about the frog that, when put in a pot of tepid water, did not jump out of the pot when the temperature was slowly moved to the boiling point. Look around you and try to see what is really happening. You may be comfortable where you are, but are you on the edge of being boiled? Now may be the time to review your options for a quick jump to safety. by talking about change and that it was one of the only constants in todays world. With change comes transitions and with transitions come options. Look around at the things that are just now changing in your life. What opportunities are there to do things in a different way if you start that new way now before the situation solidifies? Think of it as you would freshly poured cement. If you try to mark your initials in it too soon, you will find that it just smoothes back out. If you try to make your mark on it when it is too hard, no lasting impression can be made. However, in that short transition time between liquid and solid, you can make a mark that lasts forever. humor and keep it with you at all times. It is amazing how your ability to laugh and see humor in things can affect your vision when it comes to seeing options. Laughter is a light that shines in the darkness and helps us to keep the things that happen to us in perspective. The ability to laugh at ourselves is probably one of the greatest ways that we can maintain perspective in an everchanging world. It has been said, Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone. One of the greatest ways to ensure yourself of options in the future is to surround yourself with people who can help you. Draw them to you with laughter. These are several ways to ensure that you have options in the future. You now have the option to make them work for 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 : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Keep your options open (Part Two)SHINE program seeks volunteersThe Florida Department of Elder Affairs, along with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, is seeking volunteers to join the awardwinning SHINE program that helps elders make informed decisions about Medicare, health insurance and prescription drug plans. SHINE volunteers provide individual counseling and assistance to elders and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare plan choices, long-term care planning and prescription discount drug programs. Volunteers may also make educational presentations to community groups and participate in local health fairs, senior fairs and other outreach and educational events. If you are interested in becoming a SHINE volunteer, call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at 813-740-3888, ext. 5593.Labor Day weekend hours at Mary & Martha HouseThe Rose Boutique that supports Mary & Martha House will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 31. The Administrative office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 for the Labor Day Holiday. Both stores will resume their regular store hours on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The stores are open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The Rose Boutique opens at 9 a.m. Mary & Martha House, Inc. is a shelter for women and children in crisis, and supports emergency shelter as well as transitional housing in South Hillsborough County. For more information on volunteering or to make a donation, call 813-645-7874. To Advertise 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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AUGUST 29, 2013 7 Hot town, summer in the cityDressed so fine and looking so pretty. City SalonBack row: Carolyn, Joy, Rayne, Suzanne, Vangie. Front row: Cathy and Lisa (owners)CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT813-938-5801137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center Tired of waiting in long lines? Need personal attention with your medications? Paying too much for your prescriptions?Now you have an option!! 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Suite 103 Sun City Center, FL 33573813-633-8222FREE Home DeliveryWe accept all insurances including TRICARE and EXPRESS SCRIPTSTry our Blister PacksThe pharmacist will organize your medications for you! Acupuncture & Wellness ClinicCall Toni813-645-8168HA VE YOU STRUGGLED TO LOSE WEIGHT?We have a solution!HCG Professional Strength (Only available through Medical Professionals) Ginny of Wimauma has lost 75 lbs. and kept it off!BEFORE AFTER TOTAL AUTOMOTIVESERVICE Mon.-Tues. 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Wed.Sat. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. 4 p.m.616 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-4632www.TotalAutomotiveServices.com Take advantage of our Summer Labor DiscountMAJOR REPAIRS ONLY Visit Shop For DetailsFor your convenience were now open longer hours! Shell Point SR 674T o SCC N BRAKE SERVICE $9999Per axle. Replace pads, top fluids, test driveOIL CHANGE $1999Special filters not included. Synthetic blend.With coupon. Not valid with other offers. ALIGNMENT $6999Servicing Sun City Center, Ruskin & Apollo Beach ASK FOR DETAILS STOP YOUR FOOT PAIN!Foot pain relief with a gentle touch by Board Certified Foot Specialist!Our expert Podiatrists quickly and effectively help you with your foot pain; ankle, toe and toenails too! NOW FEATURING: Prosthetic Nails. Turning ugly nails beautiful in just one visit.Offering you and your loved ones: Diabetic Foot Exams; Custom Orthotics; Braces and not-so-ugly Orthopedic Shoes. If you experience joint problems: Ankle Sprains; Bunions; Crooked Bent Toes; Arthritis; or Gout we can help you. If you have skin or nail problems: Athletes Foot; Thick, Ugly or Discolored Nails; Dry Cracked Heels; Warts; or other ugly spots we can help you. Achilles Tendon; Heel, Arch or Ball of Your Foot Pain we can help you. Burning, Numbness or Tingling we can help minimize your awful symptoms. Walking problems: Unsteady Gait or Balance please call us so we can help you! With any problem, we get you out of pain as soon as possible and then work on the root of your problem! WELCOME! Dr. Narmo Ortiz is a Board Certified Podiatrist in foot surgery, a Certified Wound Specialist and a Fellow Foot and Ankle Surgeon. He is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He is a native of Puerto Rico. He attended the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. He has trained both here in the U.S. and overseas in Europe. Dr. Ortiz enjoys SCUBA diving, cycling and motorsports. Dr. Ortiz has held his Florida Bonnie Sanchez, ABPMIf you want Quick, Effective Foot Pain Relief CALL NOW!813-337-6552www.FitFeetFlorida.com Dr. Narmo Ortiz, FACFAS, DWS license since 1995. He is a dedicated family man and has just returned to Florida from Georgia after 3 years, to move his family closer to his parents. As a physician he is dedicated to helping the community. He brings a gentle touch and an easy, warm, caring spirit that brightens each patients day. Come visit our... SHOWROOM813-645-3529 Ken Knox Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 813-448-3711 A large selection of HOT FUDGE SUND AES, B ANANA SPLITS, ROOT BEER FLO A TS, SLUSHIES, C ANDY, CHOCOLA TE, and HOMEMADE ICE CREAM! Kimis Ice Cream and Sweets 813-645-2038 F ax: 813-645-6216 KimisIceCreamAndSweets@yahoo.com Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/13 143 Harbor Village Lane

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8 AUGUST 29, 2013 Dont Wait! Call (813) 655-9944 for your appointment today!Well help you keep your teeth and gums healthy Friendly and professional Dentist and Sta We have practical solutions that address your specic dental problems Gentle care, keeping your well-being in mind Dr. Amandeep Sandhu (813) 655-9944New Patient OfferONLY $99*In absence of gum disease. Reg. price $266. Expires Nov. 30, 2013.The patient and any other person responsible for payment have the right to refuse to pay, cancel a payment, or to be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee service, examination or treatment. Fees quoted are minimum fees only. DENTAL ASSOCIAT ES & Cleaning* Complete and Effective Dental Care in a Comfortable Modern Facility $1000OFF a Service Call of $100 or moreSUN CITY CENTER PLUMBING SERVICES813-633-8923SunCityCenterPlumbing.comLocated in the heart of SCC 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Suite 202 (813) 633-892324 Hours / 7 Days Emergency CallAwarded Gold in Best of South Shore 2013 and Business of the Year by the SCC Chamber of Commerce PROMPT & PROFESSIONAL Complete Plumbing Services: Buying or Selling, Youre in Good Hands With us.Experience the difference! TOM ZUIDEMA BEV ZUIDEMA 813-846-8015 813-787-8342 tdzuidema@aol.com bjzuidema@aol.com Tom & Bev Zuidema,Realtors Open 7 Days9 a.m.-9 p.m. Flu Shots $25Walk-In Urgent Care Clinic No long waits in the ER!Emergency Room Physician AvailableNo Appointment Necessary Workmens Compensation and Employee Services State-ofthe-Art Lab and X-Rays OnsiteSEFFNER651-4100APOLLO BEACH641-0068 Mike's Adult Family Care HomeAll the conveniences of home. All the care and services you needRoom AvailableLocated in South Hillsborough County is where you will find our intimate, family-style retirement home.Provider, Michael Gray813-672-3376 or 813-766-99098827 Cobb Road Riverview, FL 33578license # 6906514 1507 Rickenbacker Drive Sun City Center, FL New & Used Golf Cart Sales & ServiceBrand New Golf Cart5 Year Warranty*FULLY LOADED*DOES NOT INCLUDE ENCLOSUREHDK 36 Volt $4,600**FREE Battery Maintenance for Life Family Owned & Operated Since 1923BOGGS Worlds LARGEST and most recognized Grandfather clock makerCome in now for the best selection of gifts!Corner of SCC Blvd. & US 301 Sun City Center634-7899Golf Cart AccessibleAppraisals for Insurance Purposes FREE JEWELRY CLEANING & INSPECTIONWHILE YOU WAIT!

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AUGUST 29, 2013 9 Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSFREE SEMINARLearn about the amazing MINI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEM& SEDATION DENTISTRYThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing. The Amazing Mini-Implant Systemat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Seating is Limited to numb teeth Sedation Dentistry Do you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Learn how Sedation Dentistry is Service to God, Country & Veterans Is our special privilege we serve with honor 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. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 Bar Bingo with Jerry 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 Fish & Chips 4:30-7 p.m. Treasure Chest 7:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 Steak dinner 4:30-7 p.m. $12 / person. Music by Rick Bourbon, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 Music by Bert & Sassy, 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 Crew Games & free hot dogs, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 Games in Lounge 1-4 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 VA Hospital 5 p.m. Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Fishing slowed down this week, as school started with many returning from summer fun. Our waterways will soon be filled with winter visitors. Anglers kept their pattern of morning fishing before the rains and winds approached. Even when normal all-day fishing wasnt feasible, catches were great. Most boats are staying close to shore because of the weather but I have seen many kayaks in the inshore waterways, some with space for one person, others with seats for two. Some kayakers have told me they will never fish from a power boat again. One angler explained to me that once you have paid the initial fee for the kayak, that is it! You can fish all day without worrying about enough gas to get back to shore. Another said, you dont need a trailer, you can launch it by yourself; if you have a pick-up truck, it goes in the bed, or you can put it on top of your car. You can go to work with a kayak and stop on the way home and fish. You can go into small streams, shallows, canals, lagoons, so many spots where there are lots of fish, because boats are unable to go there. Storage and upkeep is simple. Many anglers said it was the best investment of their lifetime. That says a lot for the kayak, but we still have those who fish from canoes. They stand by them as well as the anglers with the kayaks. Paddling your own kayak or canoe might take more muscle than some have, but once you get one, these paddlers assure me you will be in shape soon, as there is no better way to exercise than fishing and paddling your own kayak or canoe. The flounder like the current weather and many were caught this week. I saw more flounder catches than any other species. Legal is 12 inches and l0 per person, per day. Many are perplexed on how to fillet this flat fish and dont want their buddies to watch as they attempt it. Sheepshead catches were great this week both inshore and offshore. Those who have not mastered this fish have lost all of their bait trying. This fish first approaches and gives your bait a nudge, dont jerk your line yet. Count to three, then set your hook, as it comes back to steal your bait. A white meat fish, the sheepshead has good food value but has many bones and sharp needle fins. Legal catch is 12 inches with l5 per person, per day. I only saw a few redfish catches this week. It is still restricted with one per person, per day. Legal catch should measure not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches. A redfish is excellent edible fish, especially when baked. The continous afternoon rains have brought many fish from the ray family to our waters. Many are enormous and are frightening as they soar up into the air. I didnt see any catches, just a few Fish Tales. Remember, the smell of a freshwater breeze blowing in your face will be a memory for days to come. You are the captain of your vessel and this carries a great responsibility. It is up to you to protect all aboard.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Master the flounder fillet with practiceFWC announces saltwater licensefree fishing dayThe Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced a saltwater license-free fishing day for Sunday, Sept. 1. On this day, Florida residents and visitors can experience Floridas unique saltwater fishing opportunities first hand without being required to have a recreational saltwater fishing license. License-free fishing days, including freshwater days, were held earlier this year on April 13 and June 8 for freshwater and June 1 for saltwater. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will consider adding four additional license-free fishing days to the calendar at the Sept. 5 meeting in Pensacola. If approved, there will be two more saltwater and two more freshwater license-free fishing days before the end of 2013. All other regulations still apply. An annual license for residents can be purchased at 1-888-FISH-Florida or at License.MyFWC.com. All fishing license fees are used to support Florida fish and wildlife conservation and help attain additional funding for Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration projects. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. For fishing tips, locations and rules, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing. Uzita Trail is a Walk, Wade, Swim trail extending from mouth of Little Manatee River to Manatee County Line along western shoreline edge of Uzita Conservation Area in Hillsborough County. This wilderness trail shows how it feels to walk in shoes of the first Native Americans who survived off the flora and fauna of Tampa Bay for some 700 years. Shell mounds dot islands left by Tocobaga Indian Tribes. Only adventure seeking individuals should Walk, Wade, Swim this 12mile unmarked, wilderness shoreline trail. The trail consists of sandy beaches, waist-deep muddy waters, and channels to swim. A kayak or canoe is needed to reach the start and finish points of the trail, and for carrying food, water, camera, fishing rods. For more information, visit the following websites: www.dep.state. fl.us/coastal/sites/cockroach; hillsboroughcounty.org/facilities/Facility/ Details/7901; uzitashores.com; or email Gus Muench ay baychopgus@ verizon.net.New explorers trail awaits adventure seeking individuals Tampa Bay Waves begins 26th yearUnit #55 of the Tampa Bay WAVES, open to women of the military sea ser vices, past and present, begins its 26th year of service in September. This group functions as a local unit of the national organization known as WAVES National, which was formed in 1987. Currently there are over 100 such units throughout the United States. Their purpose is to support the parent organization and to locate and communicate with former and retired female members of the seas services and to provide assistance and support to local women veter ans in need as well as other veterans organizations whenever possible. Following a summer hiatus, Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 begins its fall term on Saturday, Sept. 14 at a new location: Hawthorne Village, a retirement community located on W. Lumsden Road in Brandon, just west of Kings Avenue on the south side of Lumsden. The group will meet in the assisted living facility, which is No. 859, the first building on the right side of the entrance road, at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. All women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U.S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Ser vice, or related reserve components, are eligible for membership. Go and get acquainted with other Sea Services women veterans and retirees. Youre sure to enjoy the fellowship and activities that will rekindle memories of your military service days. For more information, call Jeannette Green, 813-657-9164. Really, my dear, when it comes to finding a professional, there is no substitute for our Business & Trade section. 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10 SCC OBSERVER AUGUST 29, 2013 813-634-1848 The Art of Hair ~ Unique ~ Reimaginedat the corner of Imar Drive & SCC Plaza723 Imar Drive, SCCDeborah Petrocellifrom Jean Michaels Salon of WestonLucille Saundersfrom The VillagesCall 634-1848 today for an appointment to pick your Try Us Out price! Draw a Star for the price of your service!Hair Cut............................... Free to $15 Cut & Style....................... Free to $20 Color...................................... $12 to $25 Hi & Lo Lights.................... $15 to $30 Perm..................................... $20 to $35 Experts talk hurricanes at recent EXPODiane Kacmarik, Bay News 9 meteorologist, was one of the experts sharing knowledge at the recent Hurricane EXPO hosted by JSA Medical Group. Also participating were South Bay Hospital, Hillsborough County Emergency Management Department, and The Home Depot. Community Emergency Response Team President Bill Barron was the main speaker. BONNIE MULLEN PHOTOFrom left: Hartzell Stringer, Lois Kimbrell, John Heimbold and Ken Merrill.Front Porch Pickers entertain at Sun City Senior LivingMembers of the Front Porch Pickers visit Sun City Senior Living on Upper Creek Drive on a monthly basis to entertain with their music and the humor of outreach program director John Heimbold. The Front Porch Pickers also entertain weekly at the Rollins Theater from 2-4 p.m. every Wednesday. Depending on the day, up to 40 Front Porch Pickers play and sing country, blue grass, traditional and gospel music to a welcoming audience that enjoys the pickin and grinnin fun. For more information, contact David Lickfelt at 813-633-6739 or by email at davidlickfeldt@rocketmail.com.Plan ahead for great entertainmentA Night at the Popera: Saturday, Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m., nightclub setting, tables of 8, BYOB, AND Sunday, Sept. 29, 2:30-4:30 p.m., theater seating. Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Three classically trained voices perform a mix of pop music and opera. $12/person. Tickets on sale Wednesday, Sept. 4, 9-11 a.m., at Atrium kiosk. For information: 813-642-2001. Buddy Holly/Fats Domino Dance/Show: Friday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m., nightclub setting, tables of 10, BYOB. Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. These two legends of rock n roll will astound you with their look, vocals and musical talent. An incredible live musical tribute to two of the greatest rock n roll performers of all time. Two leading impersonators in one spectacular show. Tickets on sale Monday, Sept. 23, 9-noon, Atrium kiosk. For information: 813-642-2001.Get help with Medicare costsSHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteer counselors from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging are available to help Medicare beneficiaries learn if they qualify for additional benefits. If they are eligible, SHINE volunteers can provide application assistance. If you or someone you know needs help with Medicare costs, call 1-800-96-ELDER or 1-800-963-5337 and speak with a SHINE counselor More than 86,500 Medicare beneficiaries in Florida are likely eligible for, but are not enrolled in a program called Extra Help. This program offers qualified beneficiaries assistance with their Part D (prescription drug plan) costs. In addition, many individuals may qualify for assistance paying their Part B premiums. Many of those who need help the most dont know about these valuable benefits and how SHINE can help. SHINE provides educational materials and free unbiased insurance counseling to Florida elders, caregivers and family members. Our goal is to help elders understand and receive the health insurance coverage they need through Medicare, Medicaid, Prescription Assistance, Long-Term Care Planning and Insurance and other health care issues. The program is operated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the states 11 Are Agencies on Aging. Locally, its operated by the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging. If youd like more information and/or assistance, call the toll-free Elder Helpline at 1-800-9635337.Coffee Klatch resumes Sept. 17There is a new time and place for Coffee Klatch, a free group that lets participants share lifes challenges with others and put a positive spin on their lives. The new time is 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; the new place is 137 Pebble Beach Blvd. South, 2nd floor conference room. Coffee and snacks are provided. Upcoming meetings, all on Tuesday, are Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 17, and Oct. 29. Coffee Klatch is offered by Wendy Burkhard, LCSW, psychotherapist and counselor. For more information, call 813-401-7452. entire system. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has been involved in replacing and repiping homes that have the suspect grey pipe for the last 30 YEARS. You can be assured that they will be as quick and noninvasive as possible while in your home. They are the best at what they do and it will show in the finished product. So you may be asking why replace the pipe if I have never had problems? In order to sell your home a prospective buyer must be able to insure the new home. Almost all insurance companies are not writing new policies unless a full replacement of the polybutylene pipe has been done. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing not only offers re-pipes but 24/7 emergency services in the event that the unexpected happens. Howies also offers camera inspections of your drain lines using state of the art fiber optic cameras. At the completion of each inspection you will be provided with a copy of your inspection so you can rest assured that your problem is being handled appropriately. These inspections could potentially save you thousands in costly and unnecessary repairs. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has a beautiful showroom at 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC Suite By Kevin KerbowInnovation, change, technology, these words have become the buzzwords of the 21st century business. Change can be a good thing when the change is necessary and done at a careful and measured pace. However in the mid 1980s a change occurred that the residents of Sun City Center are still feeling the effects of today. A new product was introduced to the plumbing market that at the time was touted as a time and money saver, that product was polybutylene pipe also known as grey pipe. The grey pipe was meant to be a more affordable replacement for the antiquated copper and galvanized pipe that had been used previously. It was only a short time before problems became apparent. It is believed that oxidants in the public water supplies, such as chlorine, react with polybutylene piping and acetal fittings causing them to scale and flake and become brittle. Microfractures result, and the basic structural integrity of the system is reduced. Thus, the system becomes weak and may fail without warning causing damage to the building structure and personal property. It is believed that other factors may also contribute to the failure of polybutylene systems, such as improper installation, but it is virtually impossible to detect installation problems throughout an Be proactive, not reactive when it comes to your homePAID ADVERTISEMENT PAID ADVERTISEMENT202. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F. The Showroom is stocked with fixtures from companies like Moen, Delta, Kohler as well as many others. Stop by today and enjoy some coffee and refreshments with our friendly office staff while they talk with you about your next home project. Please make sure and visit SunCityCenterPlumbing.com or click LIKE on Facebook for all the latest happenings. They can be reached by phone 24/7 at 813-633-8923 or fax at 813-633-8930. $1000OFF a Service Call of $100.00 or moreSUN CITY CENTER PLUMBING SERVICES813-633-8923SunCityCenterPlumbing.comThese inspections could potentially save you thousands in costly and unnecessary repairs.

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AUGUST 29, 2013 11 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 To me, nothing symbolizes frustration quite as much as watching someone try to free their new purchase from its plastic packaging. Nothing short of vice grips and a blow torch will get that stuff off of a new razor, a thumb drive or an economy-sized twofer of vitamins! No doubt youve wrestled with products that are impossible to pry open and electronic device tags even the clerk at Walmart cant remove. Even hot dogs come in packages of 10 and the buns come in packages of eight. Why do companies do this? Because theyre so focused on what is important to them that they dont consider whats impor tant to you. How do you keep your business from falling into the customerunfriendly trap? Think about your product or service as if YOU were purchasing it. If you cant do the mental switch, ask someone or several someones to do it for you. You need the customers perspective to make your product work. You want my business? Before you can sell me anything, you have to know what my needs and wants are. Ask me questions to determine which of your products and services I need. Makeup for oily skin will not work on my dry skin. Likewise, I dont need a massive all-the-bells-andwhistles washing machine for me and Husband. Just give me one that can handle our two loads a week. It should be easy for me to under stand what you sell. You know your products, but I dont. Talk to me in laymans terms so I truly know what you can do for me. But dont tell me TOO MUCH. Have you ever read a book and then gone to see the movie? Often, the movie was not at all what you expected. The characters dont look at all like you imagined them, nor do the sets resemble what your mind conjured up. If you give me too many details of your product, it wont match what I envision the answer to my needs to be. Let my mind create my own impression and fill in the gaps. And if purchasing what you are selling takes too much of an effort, I will go elsewhere, even if what I end up with costs more or isnt exactly what I wanted. If its easy for me to do business with you, Ill stay. Do I have ways to contact you? Will you come to me instead of making me come to you? Is your website user-friendly? Is it easy for me to use your products? Make sure I have all the tools to use your product. Is some assembly required? You do it. Will I need batteries? Provide them. Does it utilize a clock? Set it. Its not that Im lazy or cant do these things for myself. But these extra touches will make me a loyal customer for life! And please make it easy for me to return your products. It happens. If you make this process easy for me, I wont become an unsatisfied customer who quits doing business with you. Are you doing all this? Fantastic! Then I want to do business with YOU! Now, what do you have that I need?By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Find out what customers need... then provide it South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Special price for summer: 2 fish dinners, either fried or baked, for $14. Monday, Sept. 16 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m. $7 per person. Menu: Meat Loaf with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, Sept. 30 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m. $7 per person. Menu: Oven Fried Chicken with all the trim mings. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089.Lithia campsite closed temporarilyHillsborough Countys work on the electrical and plumbing upgrades at the Lithia Springs Park continue, but have impacted the project timeline. Both camping loops (22 campsites each loop) will be temporarily closed for camping until further notice due to unanticipated delays. County staff has placed signs to keep park patrons up-to-date regarding construction closures. Camping is available at the following parks: 6140 Edward Medard Parkway in Plant City, 813-757-3802 19th Ave. NW in Ruskin, 813-671-7655 This projects latest news is available online. For additional information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Conser vation Department at 813-635-3500.Blood drives over Labor Day weekend offer movie vouchers, gift cardsOver the long Labor Day holiday weekend, OneBlood will hold special blood drives at all Tampa Bay Donor Centers, as well as at select Walmart stores and AMC Theatres. Donors can also participate in the 2013 Outback Summer Campaign. For details see oneblood.org/outback. Donors will also get a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. For two free vouchers for movie tickets, visit AMC Theatre at 116 30 or on Saturday, Aug. 31. Dr. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday or Monday, Sept. 1 or 2. In Brandon, you can visit the Walmart at 11110 Causeway Blvd. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1; or the store at 1208 East Brandon Blvd. on Monday, Sept. 2, also between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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AUGUST 29, 2013 13 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDIC A L GROUP SUN C ITY C ENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) AUGUST UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! (813) 419-5020Visit us online for the monthly schedule: JSAMedicalGroup.com, click Events Thu 29: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 30: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Mon 02: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY CLOSED Tue 03: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 04: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 05: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 06: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Mon 09: FOXTROT BALLROOM DANCE (COUP L ES ONL Y)SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 11 am to Noon UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Tue 10: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 11: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Advanced Class cancelled today only 11 am to Noon CANCELLED Thu 12: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 13: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Kidney SmartSMis a series of classes offered through DaVita Dialysis on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program is free and open to the community. For more information: www.davita.com, click on Kidney Smart tab. Next class is: September 24 Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MS ROM: Muscular Strength & R ange of Movement Classes OUR BBQ BASH IS COMING! September 19, 4 to 7 pm Outside in our parking lot! Food, music, prizes, and much more!SEPTEMBER UPCOMING EVENTS The number of children in line clearly exceeded the number of backpacks that St. Vincent de Paul in Ruskin had to give away. They were just, empty backpacks, 100 of them in all, with the giveaway scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. By 9 a.m., people were already lining up at the gate. By 10 a.m., most of the backpacks were already gone. I am a photojournalist. I enjoy visually documenting life and displaying it on the pages of the newspaper. At that event, the most compelling and impactful (and painful) image would have been the face of the child after the last kid to get a backpack. A face of disappointment, sadness and, perhaps, even resignation. Those kids were far too young to be resigned about anything but the face of that child the one that was told there were no more backpacks to give would have possibly have brought about some help. But I couldnt do it. I couldnt be there to see that child. I felt as though a balloon were growing in my chest and rather than ask one of the volunteers to call an ambulance, I left, driving away from the long line of people, with even more people showing up. It was just a few minutes after 10 a.m. the time the event was supposed to start and somewhere in that crowd was the child that would be told, Im sorry, there are no more backpacks left. I didnt know it at the time but the good people at St. Vincent de MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOIn an era and culture of smartphones, electronic games and consumption, I was shown that an inexpensive, simple backpack could mean the world to a child in need.income kept increasing. For many people, incomes arent increasing anymore. In fact, on average and accounting for the minimal inflation of the past years, they are decreasing. For anyone well fed, Im not sure that it is entirely attractive to complain about social safety nets and cheer on the partisan games of cutting nutrition programs with your mouth full. People, were talking about five or ten dollar backpacks for children being an expense that is simply too much to afford. Something is wrong and getting wronger. Personal responsibility is all fine and dandy and makes for a good phrase to shout from the podiums of those who have regular good meals, but how do you force that overnight without impacting innocent children? They absolutely cannot understand the political divisiveness that is consuming this nations soul. They cannot begin to understand the calls for cuts in food assistance programs and even school lunch programs. They wont learn anything from that but hunger. Is that really what we want for this nation? If we are still the land of the brave, we, and our elected leaders, should be brave enough to tackle such problems. Instead, we sweep them under the rug, knowing full well the poor are sometimes unfortunately seen but rarely heard. All the better for the rest of us, right? Yes, Im whining now but I am including myself in my own complaints. I dont do nearly enough to help those in need. But I know full well a lot of you out there do help, and to Paul had the situation covered. Yes, they ran out of backpacks and immediately they began issuing rain checks to those who did not get one. Beyond the 100 backpacks they gave away that morning, there were another 112 rain checks given, with the additional backpacks procured by the weekend. They werent about to let a child go without if there was something they could do about it. Its all in vogue these days to blame the poor for being poor. Im sorry, thats just not reality anymore, even if it ever was. Sure the economy is improving and jobs are coming back but they arent the same jobs that disappeared in the Great Recession. The new jobs tend to be lowpaying service jobs. There is currently no state in the nation where a family can secure housing and food and survive on minimum wage and yet, even minimum wage is under attack. I grew up in the 1960s and 70s and most of the kids I knew were just like me. We werent rich but we werent desperately poor, either. I never had to worry about missing a meal. Never. There were a handful of kids from what we thought were rich families and a larger handful from truly poor families. We didnt have a lot, particularly in comparison to today, but we had what we needed and a little bit more. As the youngest of four children, I benefited the most as my parents a great degree. No, unlimited handouts arent the answer and, in fact, I believe they contribute (sometimes greatly) to the problem, but neither are the heartless, soulless political games played in Washington and Tallahassee that immediately serves to cut aid to those who need it most. This is not a change that can happen instantly without some serious suffering it must be gradual and it must be done with compassion and the recognition that not all poor people are to blame for being poor. Yet those politicians advocating for such things do so with their mouths full of food and wallets full of cash. To them it perhaps makes some sense as we have shown ourselves to not be the most patient generation. Gradual doesnt work well for a generation who screams, Hurry up! at the microwave oven. I am grateful to St. Vincent de Paul and the numerous other area organizations that are dedicated to helping people in need. I am grateful to the many of you who set the example of helping others, often without bringing attention to yourselves. I learned something that week, watching children pick from the dwindling supply of backpacks. I will try harder to follow your example. I will try harder to help those who need it. The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store is located on Third Street, directly behind St. Annes Catholic Church in Ruskin. For more information, visit www. svdpruskin.org. By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: When a backpack could mean the world Classified ads begin on page 24

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Support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. Better Breathers Support Group, C.O.P.D. Lorrie Quistad, RRT facilitates this group. The rst half of each meeting is education for those learning to live with COPD. The second half is Physical therapists guiding exercises to assist in recovery. Women & Wealth Monthly Series. Many women spend so much time caring for others they forget to make themselves a priority. A strategy designed to achieve your goals begins with an evaluation of what is most important to you. This seminar gives you actionable strategies for cash management, saving and investing that can help you help yourself as well as those you love. 2nd Wed. of the month. Presented by The Equis Group at Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC Member SIPC. Diabetes Support Group. Join Susan L ParkerHeitel, RN, Certied Diabetic Educator from Nurse on Call Home Health Care will facilitate this support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. Reassessing Risk in Your Portfolio. How much risk are you comfortable with? Has your risk tolerance changed? This workshop will help you reassess your level of risk tolerance, identify risk areas in your portfolio, and learn how to manage risk using diversication strategies. Well show you Schwabs tools and resources that can help you stick to your plan. Sponsored by Charles Schwab. To register, please call Ann Mackay 813-636-1311 or email ann.mackay@schwab.comNeuropathy Support Group at the Community Association in the Caper Room on N. Pebble Beach. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Elissa Deusner, DPT will facilitate. This months speaker will be Jennipher Lenoir, COTA a certied aquatic therapist. She will discuss the benets of aquatic therapy. For more information, call Debbie Caneen at Sun Towers 813-892-2990.Mental Wellness Support Group facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC. Riverview resident David Baker was walking his dogs on Riverlachen Way when he looked up into a neighbors tree and saw the living symbol of America: a Bald Eagle, the national bird. Bald Eagles were once nearly eradicated in the United States but have since made an astounding recovery. The majestic birds were removed from the endangered species list in 2007. Bald Eagles may now be found in all of the lower 48 states and Alaska and are frequently seen in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is responsible for the management of the birds in the Sunshine State and offers a nest locator website for those interested in seeing them. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/observer-eagle.Where the eagles fly: RiverviewPHOTO BY DAVIdD BBAKER Advertising and press release deadlines will advance as follows:. .....4 p.m., Fri., Aug. 30 Display ads. ......11 a.m., Fri., Aug. 30 BTD. ..................11 a.m., Fri., Aug.30 News. .............4 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 29Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 www.ObserverNews.netThe Observer News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day

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FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home.References upon request Check Out Our NewLOWER RAT ES New Clients Only SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Windows Movie Maker Thursday, Aug. 29 at 12:30 p.m. Introduction to Microsoft Movie Maker. Learn how to create, edit and save a video. Learn the Windows Movie Maker layout. Import pictures, video, and audio. Arrange scenes and images on the storyboard. Save as a project or movie. Using Microsoft Movie Maker, learn to add credits, video effects and transitions to a video. Adding credits and narrations. Apply video effects. Apply video transitions. Limit: 20. Mouse and Keyboard Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m. This is a beginning level course for adults. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Limit: 20. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Paper Crafting for Adults Wedneday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit:15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Sept. 4 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! Master Gardener: 9 Steps to a Florida Yard Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. For adults. Master gardener Lynn Barber will discuss the nine principles of a Florida yard and ways residents can implement these principles in their home landscape. Presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension Service. Introduction to Android Thursday, Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m. An introduction to the Android operating system frequently used on smartphones and tablets. 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. 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. ErnieErnie is an adorable Hound mix puppy. He came into the shelter with his brother Bert. Both boys love each other and the attention they are getting from the volunteers. They are both very playful and curious puppies but Ernie is the more adventurous one. Ernie and Berts favorite toys are rope toys and tennis balls. When back in their kennels, you will typically find them cuddled up to one another. As part of Ernies adoption, he will be neutered, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: June 2, 2013. PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG HueyHuey is approximately four years old. He is a friendly, fullsize boy and enjoys interacting with the volunteers. He was way up on the cat tree and we were able to coax him down with a few treats for his pic. But he can be friendly or coy as the case may be and as his mood strikes. Huey is neutered and current on his shots. As part of his adoption he will be micro chipped. DOB: Feb. 2, 2009. .Living Life Fully support group meets weeklyLed by experienced psychotherapists, the Living Life Fully support group meets every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court, just off Upper Creek Drive. Designed to help participants rid themselves of depression, anxiety, fears, frustrations, worries or other of lifes challenges, the support group offers relief through sharing and through formulating positive plans of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. No appointment is necessary. The facilitators are Frank Koebrich, MA (813-642-0773) and Wendy Burkhard, LCSW (813-401-7452). The support group is sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. Be sure to search our classified section starting on page 24 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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22 AUGUST 29, 2013South 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 Religion Unity Henry 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 God Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. Area Places of WorshipArea Obituaries Arnold James AkerleyArnold James Akerley, 78, of Sun City Center, Florida and North Hampton, New Hampshire passed away quietly on August 17, 2013, after a sudden and brief battle with cancer. Arn is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 47 years, Dolores (Dee) Akerley, and his four children: Brian J. Akerley and his wife, Sandy Wong; Christopher A. Akerley; Katherine A. Akerley and her husband, Ronald Beirouti; and Elizabeth T. Gallagher and her husband, Jon Gallagher. He also leaves behind two cherished grandchildren: Emily Marie Budrys and Lilianne Akerley Beirouti. Arnold was born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1935. He spent most of his childhood in Farmington, Maine ,close to his favorite ski hill, Sugarloaf, where he later taught skiing. Arnold married Dolores Lamontagne on April 22, 1966, and they had four children together. A graduate of Boston University, Arn also served in the U.S. Army as a chaplains assistant in Portier, France. He went on to work in sales, his last position being vice-president of sales and marketing at Kendall-Polyken. He retired at 55, kicking off 20 years of travel, reading and family time. Arns calm and easygoing demeanor made it easy for him to make friends. Always up for an engaging discussion or tales from American history, Arnold had a curiosity that seemed insatiable. His patience, kindness and easy laugh will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, donations may be Kenneth C. SchiffertKenneth C. Schiffert, age 92, of Sun City Center passed away on August 20, 2013 to be with the Lord and his wife Jean, who pre-deceased him in 2006. He is survived by sons Timothy (Paula) and Christopher (Karen), five grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren. He learned the machinist trade at Bethlehem Steel Company in Bethlehem, PA, and retired after 42 years. At the Bethlehem Steelworkers Memorial, a brick commemorating his years of service and position as Order Control Supervisor of Plant and Corporation Maintenance remains with his name engraved. He had been a member of the Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed his role as superintendent of St. Thomas Sunday school during his lifetime. He spent two years at Lehigh University Civil Engineering Lab, as well as two years in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific arena. Interestingly, he came to live on Granville Lane in Sun City Center, and served on the USS Granville during WWII. Interment will be at a later date in Pennsyvania. sent in Arnolds memory to the Hyder Family Hospice, 285 County Farm Rd., Dover, NH 03820, which provided gentle, attentive care and comfort in his last days. For more information, please call Ellie Akerley at 435-659-4324. Prince of Peace Dessert Card Party adds a light lunchThe Council of Catholic Women of SCC has added a light lunch to the Dessert Card Party scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12. If you enjoy playing cards or any board game, go to an afternoon of fun, Make up your own table in advance. Or go, join a table and make some new friends. The group furnishes cards, pencils and tallies. And this month, in addition to the usual assortment of desserts, table and door prizes, they will have a light lunch. The Dessert Card Party is scheduled for the second Thursday of the month at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Conesa Center, 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. The event runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 813-633-2460. Golf tournament for UMC Missions set for Nov. 9 The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center seeks golfers and sponsors for its 9th Annual UMC Mission Golf Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Riverside Golf Club located at 1 Pier Dr. in Ruskin. This years mission is a trip to the remote Amazon region of Peru to build a church and to lead Bible studies in July 2014. All monies raised at the event will go to the Peru trip. The par-70 regulation course is one of the nicest in the area, and the day will begin with a chipping and putting contest at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Ladies, men and mixed foursomes are welcome to play in this scramble with captains choice (best ball chosen after all 4 players have hit each shot). Mulligans will also be available. Prizes will be awarded to all winners, and there will be several door prizes. A full course dinner and golf cart are included in the $50 donation. Additional diners are welcome to join the golfers after the game for $15 each. Churches in the area are encouraged to bring a foursome representing their church that will compete for a rotating church trophy. SCCUMC golf tournaments are always a relaxed and friendly way to spend an afternoon and evening even for those who only golf a few times a year! The Mission Team is also looking for corporate and individual sponsors for the event. Registra tion flyers and sponsorship opportunity flyers are available in the church office during the weekdays and before and after worship services on Sunday mornings. For more information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. The United Methodist Church is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center.Beth Shaloms youth take part in sounding the Shofar on the Jewish New YearIn Brandon, Congregation Beth Shaloms youngest members will take part in sounding the shofar (rams horn) on Rosh Hashanah morning. Children as young as the fourth grade will audition for the honor of sounding the ancient instrument on Judaisms holy holiday. The shofar is an instrument made from the horn of a ram, and in ancient Israel was used to announce the new moon and call people together. Today, it is sounded in synagogues on Rosh Hashanah morning as a call to repentance. The children will each use their individual shofar to join in with the last, long shofar blast of the morning known in Hebrew as tekiyah gedolah. Sounding the shofar is not easy as the different shofarot (plural of shofar) have different sounds and require an ability to consistently blow a long, strong sound. The children will audition this year for Beth Shalom Rabbi Betsy Torop, and if they can get a good sound, she will send them home with a shofar to practice. The shofar is the essential symbol of the New Year and the sounding of shofar is the highlight of the worship service, said Rabbi Torop, For young people to be part of this key experience is not only exciting for them, but inspirational for our entire community gathered at this sacred occasion. The honor of leading the children in this special event, and sounding the shofar for the entire holiday service, is conducted by a Baal Tekiah. The Baal Tekiah at Beth Shalom is Joel Edelson, who has been sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah at the synagogue since 1993. Edelson first picked up a shofar in 1988, and immediately was able to produce its special sound. I am quite amazed that I am able to produce the sound that I do, and I love watching the faces of the congregation as they hear the shofar blasts, said Mr. Edelson, It is a very powerful moment of the holiday for everyone, and Im glad to be able to be a part of it. Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the New Year on the Jewish calendar, and is part of the High Holy Days. Jews attend synagogue to hear special prayers, and hear the sound of the shofar which is considered a commandment. This year Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of Sept. 4 and will last for two days.

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AUGUST 29, 2013 23 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 CHURCH Minister 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 Church Sunday 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 Alafia holds fall volunteer luncheonThe Alafia Ministerial Association is holding its fall volunteer luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m. at Beef OBradys 13326 Lincoln Rd. in Riverview. The presentation will deal with the upcoming Community Unity under God event scheduled for November 2015. All are invited. Yvonne Ponsor to speak at Community Church College kick-off open houseThe Community Church College will have a kick-off Open House to introduce the innovative classes being offered this Fall Semester. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the United Community Churchs Great Hall, 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public and will feature a brief talk by Dean Emeritus Yvonne Ponsor. Dr. Ponsor served as Dean of the College for 15 years and is still teaching at Freedom Plaza, where she and her husband Ward now reside. She has seen a few changes in her five-year absence, but most of the programs she put into place continue to serve the public well. After hearing about the importance of the continuation of learning, the guests will have the opportunity to visit with some of the instructors, who will be available to answer any questions regarding their courses. Have you heard of Zentangle? What do you know about arranging flowers, or beautifying your home, or Ancient Roman History, or health care? They will also offer a free Diabetes Management class, given by a registered dietician from the Hillsborough County Department of Health. No exams, and no previous education needed for $25 per course you cant go wrong. St. Andrew welcomes new organistMembers of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb West, Sun City Center welcomed Linnea Barbery Norsworthy, their new organist, at the 9 a.m. traditional service on Aug. 18. Her musical background, both on the organ and the piano, is very impressive. Linnea holds a BA degree in music from the University of South Florida and Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She has served as Adjunct Instructor of Music at Mesa Community College in Arizona; at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania; at the University of South Florida; and at the University of New Hampshire. Visitors are welcome to join members of St. Andrew to enjoy the beautiful music of organist Linnea Norsworthy and new Choir Director Raymund Ocampo each Sunday at the 9 a.m. traditional service. LINNEA BARBERY NORSWORTHYNorthside Baptist hosts Family Fun DayNorthside Baptist Church in Ruskin will host Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. Attendees should expect fun, excitement, and organized mass chaos! This will include Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, football and other field games. The afternoon of games and excitement will end with a picnicstyle cookout. Northside Baptist is located at 1301 N US Hwy. 41 in Ruskin. For more information, call the church office at 813-645-1121.Gospel music convention this weekendThe Florida Gospel Music Association celebrates its 24th Annual Convention from Friday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Wimauma Convention Center. Doors open nightly at 5 p.m., with concerts starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is a $5 donation plus a love offering. For information: 813634-7537 or 407-788-6556. Beth Israel, The Jewish Congregation of Sun City CenterHIGH HOLY DAY SCHEDULE:ROSH HASHANAH YOM KIPPUR Tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur:

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www.ObserverNews.netAugust 29, 2013 Volume 57 Number 32THE OBSERVER NEWS Our ofce will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Check inside for changes in deadlines. PAGES 7, 8, 19 & 20: Its time for your Hometown Favorite advertisers. Shop locally and use these ne products and services. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 24-27PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 A fireball ball builds above a condominium complex in Sarasota, similar but on a much larger scale than the fireball that reportedly built at the top of the mast of my sailboat. Buildings are generally designed to handle a lightning strike. My boat and I werent so lucky. But things certainly could have been worse. MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO The power of lightning hits homeBy MITCH TRAPHAGEN%  mitch@observernews.netOn any given night, South Hillsborough could not generally be considered a hotbed of activity and 10 p.m. on a Thursday in the emergency room was no exception. I didnt want to go but was finally convinced to do so. I told the intake nurse that I wanted to be certain that my presence wouldnt get in the way of a real emergency. We have 17 people on staff and only three patients right now, she said. From the deck of my sailboat securely tied to its slip at the Village Marina in Ruskin, I watched the dark clouds form on the horizon. I checked the live radar on my iPhone and saw what appeared to be a typical summer thunderstorm approaching a narrow band of red indicating a short punch of heavy weather followed by some light rain. I went below and didnt think anything of it until the first gust of wind hit so hard that I thought the boat had broken loose. I watched the storm out of a porthole and was amazed at the power of it with driving rain and more lightning than I had ever seen in my life. And given the Tampa Bay areas reputation as the lightning capital of the world, that is saying something. I was so amazed by the storm that I cracked open the boats companionway and stuck my Continued on page 3u Horsin aroundRiverview trainer delights Sun City Center audience by showing off her animals skillsBY PENNY FLETCHER %  penny@observernews.netOne Riverview horse lover took two of her trained favorites to Sun City Center Aug. 14 for residents of an assisted living and an Alzheimers unit to jointly enjoy. About 30 did. Despite the heat, most of the residents were filled with smiles as Cathy Moore and her troupe of helpers put Aces and Lucky through their paces, showing off their skills, in a program that lasted about an hour and a half. Aces, a 21-year-old American Paint, is actually 66 in horse years, Moore explained. Still, Aces performed like a playful youngster for the men and women, many of whom had not been in an environment around animals for many years. Frances Simmons, resident program coordinator for Brookdale, the company that owns the two facilities, Homewood and Clare Bridge Place (and also Freedom Plaza), said she thought the event would be a welcome addition to Augusts monthly theme, The Great Frontier. Brookdale has themed events throughout the year for the residents to enjoy, Simmons said. When I heard about the horses, I thought many of our residents pennPENNY FLetcherETCHER photoPHOTOCathy Moore, a retired stylist, works part-time at Homewood and Clare Bridge Place with full-time stylist Shelby Takala. On the days she does hair for residents, they often talk about Moores trained horses and she thought it would be good for them to see.would enjoy a presentation like this, and they did. Moore, a retired hair stylist, works occasionally with her friend, Shelby Takala, who is the stylist at the facilities. You know how people talk when theyre getting their hair done, Moore said in a telephone interview prior to the event. When they found out I had trained horses, a lot of people said they would really like to see them. She and her husband Byron are members of the Triple B Riding Designing the future South Shore, Hillsborough County KeEVinIN BraRADY photoPHOTOMore than 30 people turned out Aug. 20 for the first of a series of meetings hosted by the Hillsborough County Planning Commission to discuss the future growth of South County and Hillsborough County. By Kevin Brady%  kevin@observernews.netSouth Shore, Sept. 4 2040: Construction continues this week on adding a 10th lane to both sides of I-75 in an attempt to reduce the two-hour commute to Tampa Bay for workers who have flocked to the new 50story apartment blocks going up in Gibsonton and Riverview. In other news, President Kim Kardashian and vice president Honey Boo Boo will be in Sun City Center today promoting their new reality show, I am the president, get me out of here. While little can be done about a future Kim-Boo White House like hurricanes or really bad gas, they are an unstoppable force local planners hope they can do something about future development. With 600,000 new residents (on top of the current 1.3 million) and, its hoped, 400,000 new jobs coming to the county by 2040 the time is now to start planning, according to Melissa Zornitta, assistant executive director of the Hillsborough County Planning Commission. South County has the potential to accommodate additional growth, said Zornitta. There are a lot of choices about how we grow. Imagine 2040, a countywide survey of residents attitudes and ideas for future growth, is about Continued on page 15u Continued on page 4u

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2 AUGUST 29, 2013 The German American Club at Sun City invites you to a special presentation about our upcoming departure of The Great Rivers of Europe aboard a privately owned Grand Circle Cruise Line river ship exclusively for American travelersDeparting August 16, 2014 Join us for an informative presentation about this departure: WHEN: September 17, 2013, 3pm to 5pm WHERE: The Florida Room at the Sun City Association REF R ESHMENTS WILL BE SE R VED. R .S.V.P. by calling Charlotte Kappel at 813-634-6662 or Mike Albanese at 813-634-5512 by September 10, 2013. BR ING THIS AD TO BE ENTE R ED INTO A R AFFLE AT THE PR ESENTATION. 266-0023 Opinions sought on radio station before FCCs October deadline %  penny@observernews.netCarl McGary and his wife Cam never expected that Carl would be involved in starting a local radio station when they moved to Sun City Center 14 years ago. Originally from Indiana and Pennsylvania, the couple traveled the country for five years in their motor home before choosing to move to Sun City Center Carl, a former educator, had no experience in public communications but the first friend he made in Sun City Center, John Bowker, had spent a lifetime in broadcasting. From time to time, Bowker would mention his vision of starting a broadcast station for the local retirement community. Ive started a radio station in every town Ive lived in, Bowker said. It became a hobby only after he had spent 38 years working in broadcast technology and on weekends as a fill-in on-air host for stations near Trenton, New Jersey. The Sun City Center station would be a low-power station. Just 100 watts. Think of it like a light bulb in your house, McGary said in an interview Aug. 20 while manning a table in the Atrium building of the Sun City Center Community Association complex along with John Price and Sam Sudman handing out materials related to the station to interested residents. We want to get resident opinion on this, whether good or bad, he said. Price is on the committee researching the station and will be on the committee to run it if it becomes reality, while Sudman is on the Community Association board of directors and acts as liaison between the board and the radio group. McGary is chairman of the group and Bowker the vice chair. Preliminary plans call for a low-power station that would only transmit between U.S. 301 and Interstate 75, with its north-south boundaries the same distance because radio waves go in a circle, McGary said. To give residents an idea of how that range compares to stations PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSam Sudman, John Price, and Carl McGary hand out flyers and take opinion polls to see if there is enough interest in licensing a radio station for Sun City Center from the FCC. they listen to now, McGary said he recently contacted a station on a mountaintop in Asheville, N.C. that broadcasts 36,000 watts and reaches seven states. The FCC is granting some licenses for small community stations and a private donor who wants to remain anonymous is giving the money to start up, McGary said. Costs for start-up will run between $2,500 and $5,000, he said. The station would not solicit advertising. Instead, it would be paid for by private donors and individual and business sponsors, much like National Public Broadcasting. We would operate with an all volunteer staff, he added. Operating officers, a station manager, a director of programming and a director of engineering, on-air hosts, reporters, development persons, a visiting dignitary interviewer, and recordkeeping people and a receptionist will be needed; all unpaid. Resident input is needed now to determine what programming they would like to hear, including music, news, sports, community and club happenings, and homeowners association events. The men manning the table and handing out flyers asked residents if they own an FM radio, or if they would buy one if the station gave them hyper-local news. Most of the response so far has been positive, they said. Although the Sun City Center Community Association would receive the license from the FCC, Kings Point news would also be covered, although Kings Pointers would not have control over programming. Once in operation, a Community Broadcasting Authority would be created, which would govern what is broadcast and when. In order to comply with FCC regulations to be licensed, the station would have to have at least eight hours of continuous broadcasting daily, but eventual plans are for being on the air 24/7. A lot is now almost robotic, with automatic and digital news feeds available from the Internet, McGary explained. But the best thing about the station would be its ability to warn residents of any danger, such as a hurricane. We also would like to cover town hall meetings and other events people need to hear but cant attend. McGary and his group want the residents to make their opinions known soon because the FCC needs to know by the middle of October or they will lose their chance to obtain the license. Interested persons may email McGary at hcarl3@mac.com. Have a safe and happy Labor DayMONDAY, SEPT. 2

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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! phone out into the driving rain to take a photo. I sent the photo up to Facebook, mentioning that I had never seen so much lightning. It was near constant. Ten minutes later everything changed.So far this year, 16 people have been killed by lightning strikes, including three in Florida. At least 181 people have been injured with four months left to go. In a normal year, an average of 54 people are killed across the nation. The National Weather Service strongly urges people to immediately go indoors to a substantial structure, or at a minimum to a car with a metal roof, avoiding contact with anything metal, when thunder is first heard and to remain there for at least 30 minutes after the last thunder clap. A lightning strike is a massive scale electrical discharge between the atmosphere and an earth-bound object, which could be a building, a tree, the mast of a sailboat, or a person. The bottom line is that when lightning is present, there is simply no safe place to be outdoors. A lightning strike generally isnt as simple as a bolt coming down from the sky. Current research indicates that what we think of as a strike is actually much more complex and could include up to 20 or more strikes that occur within milliseconds, fast enough to appear as a single incident. An electric chair used until fairly recently for executions can carry up to 2,000 volts and five amperes of current. A lightning strike, by contrast, can carry tens of millions of volts, perhaps much more, and up to 200,000 amperes. That it is power that is lethal goes without saying. And it can strike from more than 10 miles away. I dont know what made me get up from the computer I was working on at the boats navigation station a small desk laden with electronics and circuitry. But something did, and inexplicably I walked to the center of the boat, standing on the wood floor in the middle of the salon, touching nothing, watching mesmerized the storm that had clearly exploded well beyond the thin red line of heavy weather I had seen earlier on my phones weather radar app. And then within seconds I saw an incredibly bright flash and felt an enormous concussion, I imagined it was what a bomb blast would feel like. Although a few seconds might have been lost at that time, I realized that something had been hit hard by a lightning strike. Something nearby. I started towards the companionway to look out and smelled electronics burning. I opened the electrical locker beneath the navigation station I had previously been sitting at and smoke poured out, almost instantly filling the cabin of the boat. Within a few moments, there was no visibility; I could not see details six inches in front of my face but I could see the bright fire that was burning in the locker. I could see the smoke continuing to pour out. Tourists staying in the condos next to the dock later told me that they saw a giant fireball form above my boats mast, with small lightning bolts shooting out from that. Due to the thick smoke I didnt have but fortunately didnt need visibility to find the fire extinguisher I had mounted for an emergency. I emptied it completely and still saw an orange glow from the battery charger through the thick smoke. Through the smoke I found a second extinguisher and the fire finally faded away. The area remained too hot to touch even hours later. The rain was still pouring down but at least 20 minutes had passed with me in a smoke-filled boat cabin so I opened up the boat for air. People arrived on the dock, including a fireman (complete with a fire truck) and a sheriffs deputy. Someone said I was lucky to be alive. I didnt feel very lucky at the time. It took hours for the smoke to clear, leaving behind a mess of soot, fire extinguisher powder and fried electronics. I ensured the boat wasnt taking on water, disconnected all power and left it, damaged and completely offline. Just a week or so ago, I was marveling at photos on a science website that showed vine-like tattoos left on some victims of lightning strikes. The photos were remarkable. A few hours after arriving home, I noticed my skin turning pink from my eyes down my face. I worried that it would turn black, leaving a permanent reminder of my close call I would have preferred a vine-like tattoo. I also began to have trouble forming words and coherent sentences and a painful, wheezing cough began that ended in near-convulsions. Michelle wanted to take me to the hospital but since I was still breathing and upright I refused to go. Certainly they had real emergencies to deal with. She called the fire department down the road and talked to a fireman about their experience with lightning strikes and smoke inhalation, describing my symptoms. He told her to immediately call 911. As the cough and incoherence seemed to get worse, I finally relented. I didnt want her to call 911 but would go to the emergency room if she drove. Dr. Ervin Anthony and his staff at the hospital were wonderful. I was put into an ill-fitting gown, placed on a gurney and given a battery of tests from an EKG to chest x-rays and a CAT scan, along with an IV port and oxygen. Fifteen minutes after being given oxygen, I noticed feeling much better. Three or four hours of it later, we left the emergency room with a diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning and with the knowledge that the strike itself caused no lasting physical damage. Three days later, I was feeling sore but much better. The damage on the boat was extensive. Two expensive radios were fried beyond repair. Wiring in the electrical locker had blown out and some was badly burned. The central air conditioning system was non-functional and the boats radar system and numerous smaller electronics were out of service as well. The hit was hard enough to cause light bulbs and LED lamps to literally explode. On the dock I found pieces of an antenna and other equipment that was formerly at the top of the boats mast. My iPhone had turned into a glass and metal paperweight and a new laptop computer, that remained running throughout the incident, lost the ability to charge, both possible victims to the tremendous electromagnetic pulse that likely blew through the entire boat (and me) immediately following the strike. But it certainly could have been worse. No one died and the boat was still floating. I noticed that at least two fillings in my teeth had apparently been loosened from the strike or the following concussion and the self-winding watch I was wearing that normally dies after 20 hours of non-use ran continuously for four straight days. Ive always seen incredible beauty in lightning, and the opportunities for seeing it are nearly endless on the Gulf coast of Florida. I still see that beauty but now with a newfound respect for its sheer power and utter indifference to what or who it can strike. There is no safe place to be outside while lightning is in the area. The National Weather Service knows this and started a campaign to educate the public on the dangers of lightning. Since the beginning of that campaign, the average number of deaths nationally has dropped from 73 annually to 37 for the most recent years. The person on the dock was right: I was lucky to be alive. I was fixed, the boat can be fixed and what I feared would be a permanent black reminder on my face has faded away. But my memory wont fade. For me, the reality of lightning has hit home. For more information, visit www. lightningsafety.noaa.govMe in the emergency room a few hours after the lightning strike and subsequent fire. Although lightning is responsible for an average of 54 deaths a year, many of the injuries result from the shock of the strike and frequent fires caused by strikes.MICHELLE TRAPHAGEN PHOTOLightning strikesu My sailboat on a decidedly non-lightning prone day. Although the mast would appear to be an obvious lightning attractor, there is often little rhyme or reason with lightning, and a person standing on the dock could just as easily have been hit.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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(Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netAnne Madden: Former member of the Planning Commission and Ruskin resident, I believe our government works best when we participate and this is a direct opportunity to participate in our future. I think the concern that was raised about the timing of the next meeting on economic development needs to be brought forward but I heard the county representative saying they would address that. As former member of the Planning Commission and someone who was involved in developing the community plan for South Shore I believe in the process. I dont always like it or agree with everything but its important we are engaged in the process. South County is not the only place (where development can occur). While people might see an open field, what they do not realize is that there have already been uses assigned to that property. I have heard from day one with the community plan that we do not want to be like Brandon with suburbs and cul-de-sacs where no one can get anywhere. We want something different and better than that. And we can do better here. If you just look at our roadways, it may not be obvious to people, but they are well planned out. Alex McLeod: Vice President of Newland Homes, All the stakeholders need to get together and come up with a really good community plan and develop something that meets everyones needs through a holistic plan. We need to think about smart growth and building true sense of place and true community. Lets not be Brandon. Lets learn from things in the past when perhaps things did not grow the way they were supposed to. We need to develop best management practices to grow the way that will benefit everyone. I think in the past there were not good forward-thinking community plans as people moved out from the city and into the countryside in Hillsborough County. Any great city that has grown the right way has a good long-term community plan which looks to the future. Things can change along the way but they at least have these reference points along the way to refer to. San Diego is a good example. With the long-term plan they had they were able to revitalize their downtown area and develop other areas that needed it in the city and develop a great community lifestyle. Ed Barnes: President of the Sun City Center Community Association board of directors, As president of Sun City Center, we developed a community plan that was approved by the county, one of the eight or nine community plans approved by Hillsborough. I came here tonight because my concern was how would the new review happening here tonight impact that plan and it looks like there will be no impact on our plan. Eventually they will look at our plan but that will be much further down the line to see how ours interfaces with the other plans. We are a retirement community so have some transportation issues in our plan. We are not as concerned as much with jobs and jobs growth as other parts of the county might be. We are certainly interested in economic development and we are certainly interested in transportation infrastructure. We have a lot of our people who are getting older in years and some can drive and some cannot so we are getting more and more in line on public transportation. starting that discussion of those choices now. An online survey, found at Planhillsborough.org, has already drawn more than 500 responses. Future development poses a number of challenges for our area but we are talking about the lives of our children and grandchildren here, Zornitta told an audience of 30 locals at ShoreShore Regional Library last week. The group, which is open to anyone with a serious interest in the future growth of South County, plans to meet monthly until next June to discuss different aspects of future development. The meeting is one of several planned throughout the county aimed at coming up with ideas on everything from new roadways to preserving the areas cultural and historical resources and economic development. And new ideas are needed, according to the Planning Commission, which is teaming up with the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization for Transportation to update the countys long range growth strategy. While many areas, including South Shore and Brandon, already have their own long-term community growth plans, Imagine 2040 will complement rather than supercede those plans, according to county officials. South Shores community growth plan was developed in 2003. The plan covers 384 square miles and is located south of Bloomingdale Avenue, east of Tampa Bay, north of the Manatee County line and west of Polk County. The monthly meetings at the SouthShore Library will seek to update this plan and, in the process, contribute to the countys overall strategy for growth. Individual community plans have also been adopted for Ruskin, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton, Wimauma, Sun City Center, Little Manatee South and Balm. The individual community plans help us be more specific for each communitys needs, Zornitta said. And while each community has its own character and different needs, the big picture is that the area cannot continue growing the same way if it is to accommodate future growth, according to county officials. Continuing with our current suburban-style neighborhoods, the county only has room for 67,000 new homes or about one third of the expected growth. Today, the Bay area ranks sixth in traffic congestion and first in pedestrian fatality rates, according to Imagine 2040. Among the different approaches discussed at the meeting were: Suburban Dream: New homes and businesses spread out around the county. Bustling Metro: Fill vacant lots and revitalize older areas around rapid transit stations. New Corporate Centers: Business campuses and housing grow along interstate highways. While each approach has pluses and minuses, the truth is the final outcome will be a mixture of several ideas, Zornitta said. No one of these scenarios is the right one. In the end we will likely come up with a hybrid of these. But the more input we get the better. Planning Commission representatives are also available to talk to any large community or homeowners group in South Shore about Imagine 2040. For information, call (813) 2733774.Smart growth: 3 local voices Smart growth: South Shore

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AUGUST 29, 2013 SCC OBSERVER 5 Tennessee Club to meetThe Tennessee Club meets at 10:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Dennys in Sun City Center. For more information, call 813633-5069 or 813-642-0466. Freedom Frolics tickets go on saleTickets for Freedom Frolics Best Little Horse Town in Texas will go on sale at Freedom Plaza on Monday, Sept. 2. Show dates are Sept. 16 for dress rehearsal,and September 17 and 18. Tickets are $10 each. All proceeds benefit the Freedom Plaza Scholarship Fund. Tickets are also available at the Atrium kiosk, or you may reserve tickets by check; send check to Freedom Plaza, Attn Debbie Frost, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, 33573. Checks should be made out to: Freedom Plaza Scholarship Fund. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the Will Call table in the Atrium after 6:30 p.m. prior to all performances. Doors open at 7 p.m. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Resident Programs office at 813-642-1213 or 642-1215. A reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 will open the latest exhibition at the Sun City Center Art Gallery. This show will feature the artwork of the Phoenix Group and will continue through the months of September and October. The Phoenix Group was formed following the disbanding of the Palleteers, an artist group that had been founded in SCC 35 years ago and whose members would meet monthly for a formal tea service and an educational presentation by one of the members. The Phoenix Group, which consists of a number of professional artists of both the SCC and Kings Point communities, was founded in 1994 by artist John Crawford, who was instrumental in the creation of a wing of artistic learning at the SouthShore Regional Library. Club members meet monthly to critique each others work and discuss painting techniques, both new and old. Art club members who display an intense devotion to their art and involvement in Club activities are invited to become a part of the group, based on a voteNight Blooming Cactus by Virginia LaudanoDance to the music on Sept. 1On Sunday, Sept. 1, the Singles Social Dance Club will meet from 7 to 10 p.m. at Community Hall to dance to the music of Buddy Canova. The cost is $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers. BYOB and snacks; ice, water, cups and napkins will be provided. Proper dress is requested. For more information, call Janet at 813-633-3558. It will be out to the ballpark Saturday, Sept. 10 when the Sun City Center Security Patrol enjoys a group night at Tropicana Field to watch the Rays battle the Boston Red Sox. The Patrol has obtained a special deal on baseline box tickets. They ordinarily sell for $29, but will be available for $20. In addition, $5 of each ticket will be donated to the Patrol. When the Rays beat the Red Sox and moved into first place in the American League East in late July, rivalry between the two Grand opening for locksmith, coins & collectibles, this Friday, Aug. 30Bay Service Locksmith, a fixture in Ruskin for 22 years, has relocated to the storefront at 918 North Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center Plaza. Sun City Center Coins & Collectibles will join Bay Service at the same location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. The official grand opening will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, with a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and giveaways. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m., Atriums Sandpiper Speakers Maria Antonieta Revello, of the Reiki Shrine of Tampa, and Jan van der Est, of the European Institute for Light Therapy, introduce COLORLIGHT, a form of energy medicine that pene-Phoenix Group is featured in latest Art Club exhibit John Breaugh, left, chair of the Community Foundation Grants Committee, presents a check to CA President Ed Barnes.Community Foundation presents a grant for Florida-friendly plantingsThe Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center has awarded a $5,500 grant to the Sun City Center Community Association in support of a pilot project undertaken with Hillsborough County. The project will convert two of the 31 medians on Pebble Beach Boulevard to Floridafriendly plantings. Depending on the success of the pilot project, the remaining medians may be converted over the next five years. The action comes at a time when it is anticipated that Minto, the current developer, is nearing build-out and may be leaving Sun City Center in the next 2 3 years. At that time maintenance of the medians will be the responsibility of the Community Association. to-admit by the Phoenix Group members. The new exhibition will offer a diverse presentation of media, subject matter and painting techniques. All are invited to the free reception in the Art Room, and refreshments will be available. The Gallery is open to visitors each Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.SCC couple celebrate 60th anniversaryMary and Dick Schultz, 20 year residents of Sun City Center, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 5, 2013. Mary is originally from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada and Dick is from Brooklyn, NY. They met and were married in St. Johns when Dick was working for the U.S. Air Force as a Philco Field Engineer in Newfoundland. Their daughter lives Oviedo, Fla., their son Rick is deceased. They spent time touring St. Augustine for their anniversary, then visited Marys sister in Mississippi. Genealogy topic is From Cradle to GraveThe Tuesday, Sept. 17 meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Sharon Tate Moody, a noted professional genealogist, discussing how to research vital records; her presentation is entitled From the Cradle to the Grave. All lives are marked at three significant junctures: birth, marriage, and death. Thorough research in vital records, with all their treasures and flaws, is a standard and key part of genealogical research. This meeting will be held in the Royal Palm Room of the Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin following a noon luncheon. Lunch and the presentation are $13. For reservations or more information, call Terri Cardoza at 813-633-5172. The Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis, holds monthly program meetings, as well as workshops and seminars, to assist those tracing their family history. Membership is open to all South County residents who have an interest in genealogy.AARP Safe Driver class is offeredAre you worried about the rising cost of auto insurance? Are you even more concerned about driving safely on todays crowded roads? On Saturday, Sept. 14, Beggins Century 21 will sponsor the AARP Safe Driver course at its Apollo Beach office, 6542 US Hwy 41. Call 813-645-8481 to make a reservation. Each class is 6 hours ,from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and requires a check payable to AARP. Cost for members is $12, nonmembers pay $14. Call soon to reserve a place.Security Patrol group night set for Rays gameteams heated up, with fans posting a constant stream of messages on Twitter. It should be a great game, whether youre a Boston transplant sticking with the home team or someone who has adopted the Rays, said Chief of Patrol Bob Powers. Anyone who is interested, not just Patrol members, may buy tickets. Deadline for ordering is Tuesday, Sept. 3. Call Barbara or Donna at 813-642-2020. Bus transportation to and from the game will also be available for $15 per person.Upcoming events with SCC Metaphysical Societytrates the bodys DNA and changes energy fields that are hard to address by other therapies. Open to SCC/KP residents and guests. Admission is a love offering. For information, call Holli at 813419-4704. Mike McGoldricks Discussion Group on Death and Dying focuses on any facet of dying or preparing oneself and family for death. Open to SCC/KP residents and guests. Admission is free. For information, call Mike at 813-938-1252. SCC Metaphysical Society offers various metaphysical presentations and events that deal with the exploration of reality and how this knowledge may benefit human life on earth, both individually and collectively a Spiritual Philosophy of life. For membership information, call Ludi at 813 -938-5686 or send e-mail to metaphysicalsociety@gmail.com. Hogans play A-Skins at SandpiperThe Hogans Golf Club played A-Skins at Sandpiper Oakes-Lakes on Aug. 24. Above, from left: Bob Jacobs, Mike Brock, Hank Smythe, Ron Leombruno, First Place winner John Apostolou, and Mike McClintic.Battle of the Bulge survivor to address MOWWHarold Heil will be the guest speaker for the Military Officers of the World Wars luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 19. Harold joined the Army in January 1943 and trained as a combat engineer. In 1944 he went to England where he attended the Chemical Warfare School, learning to use flame throwers and Bangalore torpedoes as well as decontamination procedures for personnel and equipment. He then experienced 11 months of continuous combat and is a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge, which he will discuss at the MOWW luncheon. Tickets for the luncheon are $13 and reservations can be made by calling 813-633-6513; the deadline for reservations is 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9. For more information call Frank Kepley at 813-642-0801.

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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 DIAGNOSTICSBRAKE BUNDLE $150 per axle +taxMost cars & light trucks In last weeks column I wrote about being a possibility thinker and looking for ways to keep your options open for actions in the future. I pointed out that although we can enjoy thinking of the past in our quiet moments, we should be very careful to not let nostalgia get the best of us. I also wrote that stress was a great thief of options and that controlling stress through planning would restore options. Finally, I pointed out that a good self-analysis is necessary to continue to have options and that continued education would be necessary to take advantage of new options. Here are a few more ideas that will help you to keep your options open and help you recognize them when they appear. and the things that trigger your biases. Due to environment and early training, many of us have biases that cloud our thinking. It might be that we believe a people of a certain area, color or gender are less capable than other people. By allowing that button to be pushed, we might deprive ourselves of a new friend or a business ally. I grew up in a neighborhood in Canada that promoted the belief that one type of Canadian was inferior to another. This early training is still a hot button with me and I have to be on guard to fight off the prejudicial conditioning. Intellectually, I know now that the prejudice I learned as a child as with most prejudices was wrong. Emotionally, however, I still have to deal with it. To deal with emotions and keep your options open, keep your hot By William Hodges buttons well insulated. to the extreme. In my seminars I speak of moving to and moving from people. The moving to people always are on their way to somewhere else, and although they see lots of country, they rarely take time to enjoy where they are. On the other hand, there are the moving from people. These people will not move on until the situation becomes so dire that they have no choice. Most of us have heard the story about the frog that, when put in a pot of tepid water, did not jump out of the pot when the temperature was slowly moved to the boiling point. Look around you and try to see what is really happening. You may be comfortable where you are, but are you on the edge of being boiled? Now may be the time to review your options for a quick jump to safety. by talking about change and that it was one of the only constants in todays world. With change comes transitions and with transitions come options. Look around at the things that are just now changing in your life. What opportunities are there to do things in a different way if you start that new way now before the situation solidifies? Think of it as you would freshly poured cement. If you try to mark your initials in it too soon, you will find that it just smoothes back out. If you try to make your mark on it when it is too hard, no lasting impression can be made. However, in that short transition time between liquid and solid, you can make a mark that lasts forever. humor and keep it with you at all times. It is amazing how your ability to laugh and see humor in things can affect your vision when it comes to seeing options. Laughter is a light that shines in the darkness and helps us to keep the things that happen to us in perspective. The ability to laugh at ourselves is probably one of the greatest ways that we can maintain perspective in an everchanging world. It has been said, Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone. One of the greatest ways to ensure yourself of options in the future is to surround yourself with people who can help you. Draw them to you with laughter. These are several ways to ensure that you have options in the future. You now have the option to make them work for 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 : 824-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Keep your options open (Part Two)SHINE program seeks volunteersThe Florida Department of Elder Affairs, along with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, is seeking volunteers to join the awardwinning SHINE program that helps elders make informed decisions about Medicare, health insurance and prescription drug plans. SHINE volunteers provide individual counseling and assistance to elders and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare plan choices, long-term care planning and prescription discount drug programs. Volunteers may also make educational presentations to community groups and participate in local health fairs, senior fairs and other outreach and educational events. 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AUGUST 29, 2013 9 Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSFREE SEMINARLearn about the amazing MINI DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEM& SEDATION DENTISTRYThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing. The Amazing Mini-Implant Systemat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Seating is Limited to numb teeth Sedation Dentistry Do you fear the dentist, but need dental work? Learn how Sedation Dentistry is Service to God, Country & Veterans Is our special privilege we serve with honor 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. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 Bar Bingo with Jerry 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 Fish & Chips 4:30-7 p.m. Treasure Chest 7:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 Steak dinner 4:30-7 p.m. $12 / person. Music by Rick Bourbon, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 Music by Bert & Sassy, 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 Crew Games & free hot dogs, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 Games in Lounge 1-4 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Bingo, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 VA Hospital 5 p.m. Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Fishing slowed down this week, as school started with many returning from summer fun. Our waterways will soon be filled with winter visitors. Anglers kept their pattern of morning fishing before the rains and winds approached. Even when normal all-day fishing wasnt feasible, catches were great. Most boats are staying close to shore because of the weather but I have seen many kayaks in the inshore waterways, some with space for one person, others with seats for two. Some kayakers have told me they will never fish from a power boat again. One angler explained to me that once you have paid the initial fee for the kayak, that is it! You can fish all day without worrying about enough gas to get back to shore. Another said, you dont need a trailer, you can launch it by yourself; if you have a pick-up truck, it goes in the bed, or you can put it on top of your car. You can go to work with a kayak and stop on the way home and fish. You can go into small streams, shallows, canals, lagoons, so many spots where there are lots of fish, because boats are unable to go there. Storage and upkeep is simple. Many anglers said it was the best investment of their lifetime. That says a lot for the kayak, but we still have those who fish from canoes. They stand by them as well as the anglers with the kayaks. Paddling your own kayak or canoe might take more muscle than some have, but once you get one, these paddlers assure me you will be in shape soon, as there is no better way to exercise than fishing and paddling your own kayak or canoe. The flounder like the current weather and many were caught this week. I saw more flounder catches than any other species. Legal is 12 inches and l0 per person, per day. Many are perplexed on how to fillet this flat fish and dont want their buddies to watch as they attempt it. Sheepshead catches were great this week both inshore and offshore. Those who have not mastered this fish have lost all of their bait trying. This fish first approaches and gives your bait a nudge, dont jerk your line yet. Count to three, then set your hook, as it comes back to steal your bait. A white meat fish, the sheepshead has good food value but has many bones and sharp needle fins. Legal catch is 12 inches with l5 per person, per day. I only saw a few redfish catches this week. It is still restricted with one per person, per day. Legal catch should measure not less than l8 inches or more than 27 inches. A redfish is excellent edible fish, especially when baked. The continous afternoon rains have brought many fish from the ray family to our waters. Many are enormous and are frightening as they soar up into the air. I didnt see any catches, just a few Fish Tales. Remember, the smell of a freshwater breeze blowing in your face will be a memory for days to come. You are the captain of your vessel and this carries a great responsibility. It is up to you to protect all aboard.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Master the flounder fillet with practiceFWC announces saltwater licensefree fishing dayThe Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced a saltwater license-free fishing day for Sunday, Sept. 1. On this day, Florida residents and visitors can experience Floridas unique saltwater fishing opportunities first hand without being required to have a recreational saltwater fishing license. License-free fishing days, including freshwater days, were held earlier this year on April 13 and June 8 for freshwater and June 1 for saltwater. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will consider adding four additional license-free fishing days to the calendar at the Sept. 5 meeting in Pensacola. If approved, there will be two more saltwater and two more freshwater license-free fishing days before the end of 2013. All other regulations still apply. An annual license for residents can be purchased at 1-888-FISH-Florida or at License.MyFWC.com. All fishing license fees are used to support Florida fish and wildlife conservation and help attain additional funding for Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration projects. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. For fishing tips, locations and rules, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing. Uzita Trail is a Walk, Wade, Swim trail extending from mouth of Little Manatee River to Manatee County Line along western shoreline edge of Uzita Conservation Area in Hillsborough County. This wilderness trail shows how it feels to walk in shoes of the first Native Americans who survived off the flora and fauna of Tampa Bay for some 700 years. Shell mounds dot islands left by Tocobaga Indian Tribes. Only adventure seeking individuals should Walk, Wade, Swim this 12mile unmarked, wilderness shoreline trail. The trail consists of sandy beaches, waist-deep muddy waters, and channels to swim. A kayak or canoe is needed to reach the start and finish points of the trail, and for carrying food, water, camera, fishing rods. For more information, visit the following websites: www.dep.state. fl.us/coastal/sites/cockroach; hillsboroughcounty.org/facilities/Facility/ Details/7901; uzitashores.com; or email Gus Muench ay baychopgus@ verizon.net.New explorers trail awaits adventure seeking individuals Tampa Bay Waves begins 26th yearUnit #55 of the Tampa Bay WAVES, open to women of the military sea ser vices, past and present, begins its 26th year of service in September. This group functions as a local unit of the national organization known as WAVES National, which was formed in 1987. Currently there are over 100 such units throughout the United States. Their purpose is to support the parent organization and to locate and communicate with former and retired female members of the seas services and to provide assistance and support to local women veter ans in need as well as other veterans organizations whenever possible. Following a summer hiatus, Tampa Bay WAVES Unit #55 begins its fall term on Saturday, Sept. 14 at a new location: Hawthorne Village, a retirement community located on W. Lumsden Road in Brandon, just west of Kings Avenue on the south side of Lumsden. The group will meet in the assisted living facility, which is No. 859, the first building on the right side of the entrance road, at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. All women who served honorably (including those currently serving) in the U.S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime Ser vice, or related reserve components, are eligible for membership. Go and get acquainted with other Sea Services women veterans and retirees. Youre sure to enjoy the fellowship and activities that will rekindle memories of your military service days. For more information, call Jeannette Green, 813-657-9164. Really, my dear, when it comes to finding a professional, there is no substitute for our Business & Trade section. 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10 SCC OBSERVER AUGUST 29, 2013 813-634-1848 The Art of Hair ~ Unique ~ Reimaginedat the corner of Imar Drive & SCC Plaza723 Imar Drive, SCCDeborah Petrocellifrom Jean Michaels Salon of WestonLucille Saundersfrom The VillagesCall 634-1848 today for an appointment to pick your Try Us Out price! Draw a Star for the price of your service!Hair Cut............................... Free to $15 Cut & Style....................... Free to $20 Color...................................... $12 to $25 Hi & Lo Lights.................... $15 to $30 Perm..................................... $20 to $35 Experts talk hurricanes at recent EXPODiane Kacmarik, Bay News 9 meteorologist, was one of the experts sharing knowledge at the recent Hurricane EXPO hosted by JSA Medical Group. Also participating were South Bay Hospital, Hillsborough County Emergency Management Department, and The Home Depot. Community Emergency Response Team President Bill Barron was the main speaker. BONNIE MULLEN PHOTOFrom left: Hartzell Stringer, Lois Kimbrell, John Heimbold and Ken Merrill.Front Porch Pickers entertain at Sun City Senior LivingMembers of the Front Porch Pickers visit Sun City Senior Living on Upper Creek Drive on a monthly basis to entertain with their music and the humor of outreach program director John Heimbold. The Front Porch Pickers also entertain weekly at the Rollins Theater from 2-4 p.m. every Wednesday. Depending on the day, up to 40 Front Porch Pickers play and sing country, blue grass, traditional and gospel music to a welcoming audience that enjoys the pickin and grinnin fun. For more information, contact David Lickfelt at 813-633-6739 or by email at davidlickfeldt@rocketmail.com.Plan ahead for great entertainmentA Night at the Popera: Saturday, Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m., nightclub setting, tables of 8, BYOB, AND Sunday, Sept. 29, 2:30-4:30 p.m., theater seating. Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Three classically trained voices perform a mix of pop music and opera. $12/person. Tickets on sale Wednesday, Sept. 4, 9-11 a.m., at Atrium kiosk. For information: 813-642-2001. Buddy Holly/Fats Domino Dance/Show: Friday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m., nightclub setting, tables of 10, BYOB. Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. These two legends of rock n roll will astound you with their look, vocals and musical talent. An incredible live musical tribute to two of the greatest rock n roll performers of all time. Two leading impersonators in one spectacular show. Tickets on sale Monday, Sept. 23, 9-noon, Atrium kiosk. For information: 813-642-2001.Get help with Medicare costsSHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteer counselors from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging are available to help Medicare beneficiaries learn if they qualify for additional benefits. If they are eligible, SHINE volunteers can provide application assistance. If you or someone you know needs help with Medicare costs, call 1-800-96-ELDER or 1-800-963-5337 and speak with a SHINE counselor More than 86,500 Medicare beneficiaries in Florida are likely eligible for, but are not enrolled in a program called Extra Help. This program offers qualified beneficiaries assistance with their Part D (prescription drug plan) costs. In addition, many individuals may qualify for assistance paying their Part B premiums. Many of those who need help the most dont know about these valuable benefits and how SHINE can help. SHINE provides educational materials and free unbiased insurance counseling to Florida elders, caregivers and family members. Our goal is to help elders understand and receive the health insurance coverage they need through Medicare, Medicaid, Prescription Assistance, Long-Term Care Planning and Insurance and other health care issues. The program is operated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the states 11 Are Agencies on Aging. Locally, its operated by the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging. If youd like more information and/or assistance, call the toll-free Elder Helpline at 1-800-9635337.Coffee Klatch resumes Sept. 17There is a new time and place for Coffee Klatch, a free group that lets participants share lifes challenges with others and put a positive spin on their lives. The new time is 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; the new place is 137 Pebble Beach Blvd. South, 2nd floor conference room. Coffee and snacks are provided. Upcoming meetings, all on Tuesday, are Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 17, and Oct. 29. Coffee Klatch is offered by Wendy Burkhard, LCSW, psychotherapist and counselor. For more information, call 813-401-7452. entire system. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has been involved in replacing and repiping homes that have the suspect grey pipe for the last 30 YEARS. You can be assured that they will be as quick and noninvasive as possible while in your home. They are the best at what they do and it will show in the finished product. So you may be asking why replace the pipe if I have never had problems? In order to sell your home a prospective buyer must be able to insure the new home. Almost all insurance companies are not writing new policies unless a full replacement of the polybutylene pipe has been done. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing not only offers re-pipes but 24/7 emergency services in the event that the unexpected happens. Howies also offers camera inspections of your drain lines using state of the art fiber optic cameras. At the completion of each inspection you will be provided with a copy of your inspection so you can rest assured that your problem is being handled appropriately. These inspections could potentially save you thousands in costly and unnecessary repairs. Howies Sun City Center Plumbing has a beautiful showroom at 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC Suite By Kevin KerbowInnovation, change, technology, these words have become the buzzwords of the 21st century business. Change can be a good thing when the change is necessary and done at a careful and measured pace. However in the mid 1980s a change occurred that the residents of Sun City Center are still feeling the effects of today. A new product was introduced to the plumbing market that at the time was touted as a time and money saver, that product was polybutylene pipe also known as grey pipe. The grey pipe was meant to be a more affordable replacement for the antiquated copper and galvanized pipe that had been used previously. It was only a short time before problems became apparent. It is believed that oxidants in the public water supplies, such as chlorine, react with polybutylene piping and acetal fittings causing them to scale and flake and become brittle. Microfractures result, and the basic structural integrity of the system is reduced. Thus, the system becomes weak and may fail without warning causing damage to the building structure and personal property. It is believed that other factors may also contribute to the failure of polybutylene systems, such as improper installation, but it is virtually impossible to detect installation problems throughout an Be proactive, not reactive when it comes to your homePAID ADVERTISEMENT PAID ADVERTISEMENT202. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F. The Showroom is stocked with fixtures from companies like Moen, Delta, Kohler as well as many others. Stop by today and enjoy some coffee and refreshments with our friendly office staff while they talk with you about your next home project. Please make sure and visit SunCityCenterPlumbing.com or click LIKE on Facebook for all the latest happenings. They can be reached by phone 24/7 at 813-633-8923 or fax at 813-633-8930. $1000OFF a Service Call of $100.00 or moreSUN CITY CENTER PLUMBING SERVICES813-633-8923SunCityCenterPlumbing.comThese inspections could potentially save you thousands in costly and unnecessary repairs.

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AUGUST 29, 2013 11 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 To me, nothing symbolizes frustration quite as much as watching someone try to free their new purchase from its plastic packaging. Nothing short of vice grips and a blow torch will get that stuff off of a new razor, a thumb drive or an economy-sized twofer of vitamins! No doubt youve wrestled with products that are impossible to pry open and electronic device tags even the clerk at Walmart cant remove. Even hot dogs come in packages of 10 and the buns come in packages of eight. Why do companies do this? Because theyre so focused on what is important to them that they dont consider whats important to you. How do you keep your business from falling into the customerunfriendly trap? Think about your product or service as if YOU were purchasing it. If you cant do the mental switch, ask someone or several someones to do it for you. You need the customers perspective to make your product work. You want my business? Before you can sell me anything, you have to know what my needs and wants are. Ask me questions to determine which of your products and services I need. Makeup for oily skin will not work on my dry skin. Likewise, I dont need a massive all-the-bells-andwhistles washing machine for me and Husband. Just give me one that can handle our two loads a week. It should be easy for me to understand what you sell. You know your products, but I dont. Talk to me in laymans terms so I truly know what you can do for me. But dont tell me TOO MUCH. Have you ever read a book and then gone to see the movie? Often, the movie was not at all what you expected. The characters dont look at all like you imagined them, nor do the sets resemble what your mind conjured up. If you give me too many details of your product, it wont match what I envision the answer to my needs to be. Let my mind create my own impression and fill in the gaps. And if purchasing what you are selling takes too much of an effort, I will go elsewhere, even if what I end up with costs more or isnt exactly what I wanted. If its easy for me to do business with you, Ill stay. Do I have ways to contact you? Will you come to me instead of making me come to you? Is your website user-friendly? Is it easy for me to use your products? Make sure I have all the tools to use your product. Is some assembly required? You do it. Will I need batteries? Provide them. Does it utilize a clock? Set it. Its not that Im lazy or cant do these things for myself. But these extra touches will make me a loyal customer for life! And please make it easy for me to return your products. It happens. If you make this process easy for me, I wont become an unsatisfied customer who quits doing business with you. Are you doing all this? Fantastic! Then I want to do business with YOU! Now, what do you have that I need?By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Find out what customers need... then provide it South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for all Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for all Elks and their guests. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for all Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Special price for summer: 2 fish dinners, either fried or baked, for $14. Monday, Sept. 16 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m. $7 per person. Menu: Meat Loaf with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, Sept. 30 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m. $7 per person. Menu: Oven Fried Chicken with all the trimmings. Only 50 tickets available. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630 US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089.Lithia campsite closed temporarilyHillsborough Countys work on the electrical and plumbing upgrades at the Lithia Springs Park continue, but have impacted the project timeline. Both camping loops (22 campsites each loop) will be temporarily closed for camping until further notice due to unanticipated delays. County staff has placed signs to keep park patrons up-to-date regarding construction closures. Camping is available at the following parks: 6140 Edward Medard Parkway in Plant City, 813-757-3802 19th Ave. NW in Ruskin, 813-671-7655 This projects latest news is available online. For additional information, contact the Parks, Recreation and Conser vation Department at 813-635-3500.Blood drives over Labor Day weekend offer movie vouchers, gift cardsOver the long Labor Day holiday weekend, OneBlood will hold special blood drives at all Tampa Bay Donor Centers, as well as at select Walmart stores and AMC Theatres. Donors can also participate in the 2013 Outback Summer Campaign. For details see oneblood.org/outback. Donors will also get a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. For two free vouchers for movie tickets, visit AMC Theatre at 116 30 or on Saturday, Aug. 31. Dr. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday or Monday, Sept. 1 or 2. In Brandon, you can visit the Walmart at 11110 Causeway Blvd. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1; or the store at 1208 East Brandon Blvd. on Monday, Sept. 2, also between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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AUGUST 29, 2013 13 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDIC A L GROUP SUN C ITY C ENTER787 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Adult Primary CareIn a State-of-the-Art New Facility!physiciansJSA Medical Group in Sun City Center is a comprehensive primary care clinic with many services offered in-house including radiology and labs! There is no better time to become a member of JSA!Call Today! (813) 634-2500ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSIncluding Humana and CarePlus Medicare Advantage Plan MembersJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity Center is open to the community & offers a variety of FREE community & patient events including Yoga, Tai Chi, health lectures, parties, line dancing & more! (*Classes are subject to change) AUGUST UPCOMING EVENTS *R EGISTER NO W! (813) 419-5020Visit us online for the monthly schedule: JSAMedicalGroup.com, click Events Thu 29: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 30: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Mon 02: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY CLOSED Tue 03: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 04: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 05: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 06: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Mon 09: FOXTROT BALLROOM DANCE (COUP L ES ONL Y)SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 11 am to Noon UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Tue 10: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 11: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Advanced Class cancelled today only 11 am to Noon CANCELLED Thu 12: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 13: SALSA DANCING SLO W FLOW Y OGA NO CLASSES GENTLE CHAIR YOGA NO CLASSES 10 to 11 am UNTIL SEPT 16 UNTIL SEPT 16 Kidney SmartSMis a series of classes offered through DaVita Dialysis on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The program is free and open to the community. For more information: www.davita.com, click on Kidney Smart tab. Next class is: September 24 Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MS ROM: Muscular Strength & R ange of Movement Classes OUR BBQ BASH IS COMING! September 19, 4 to 7 pm Outside in our parking lot! Food, music, prizes, and much more!SEPTEMBER UPCOMING EVENTS The number of children in line clearly exceeded the number of backpacks that St. Vincent de Paul in Ruskin had to give away. They were just, empty backpacks, 100 of them in all, with the giveaway scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. By 9 a.m., people were already lining up at the gate. By 10 a.m., most of the backpacks were already gone. I am a photojournalist. I enjoy visually documenting life and displaying it on the pages of the newspaper. At that event, the most compelling and impactful (and painful) image would have been the face of the child after the last kid to get a backpack. A face of disappointment, sadness and, perhaps, even resignation. Those kids were far too young to be resigned about anything but the face of that child the one that was told there were no more backpacks to give would have possibly have brought about some help. But I couldnt do it. I couldnt be there to see that child. I felt as though a balloon were growing in my chest and rather than ask one of the volunteers to call an ambulance, I left, driving away from the long line of people, with even more people showing up. It was just a few minutes after 10 a.m. the time the event was supposed to start and somewhere in that crowd was the child that would be told, Im sorry, there are no more backpacks left. I didnt know it at the time but the good people at St. Vincent de MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOIn an era and culture of smartphones, electronic games and consumption, I was shown that an inexpensive, simple backpack could mean the world to a child in need.income kept increasing. For many people, incomes arent increasing anymore. In fact, on average and accounting for the minimal inflation of the past years, they are decreasing. For anyone well fed, Im not sure that it is entirely attractive to complain about social safety nets and cheer on the partisan games of cutting nutrition programs with your mouth full. People, were talking about five or ten dollar backpacks for children being an expense that is simply too much to afford. Something is wrong and getting wronger. Personal responsibility is all fine and dandy and makes for a good phrase to shout from the podiums of those who have regular good meals, but how do you force that overnight without impacting innocent children? They absolutely cannot understand the political divisiveness that is consuming this nations soul. They cannot begin to understand the calls for cuts in food assistance programs and even school lunch programs. They wont learn anything from that but hunger. Is that really what we want for this nation? If we are still the land of the brave, we, and our elected leaders, should be brave enough to tackle such problems. Instead, we sweep them under the rug, knowing full well the poor are sometimes unfortunately seen but rarely heard. All the better for the rest of us, right? Yes, Im whining now but I am including myself in my own complaints. I dont do nearly enough to help those in need. But I know full well a lot of you out there do help, and to Paul had the situation covered. Yes, they ran out of backpacks and immediately they began issuing rain checks to those who did not get one. Beyond the 100 backpacks they gave away that morning, there were another 112 rain checks given, with the additional backpacks procured by the weekend. They werent about to let a child go without if there was something they could do about it. Its all in vogue these days to blame the poor for being poor. Im sorry, thats just not reality anymore, even if it ever was. Sure the economy is improving and jobs are coming back but they arent the same jobs that disappeared in the Great Recession. The new jobs tend to be lowpaying service jobs. There is currently no state in the nation where a family can secure housing and food and survive on minimum wage and yet, even minimum wage is under attack. I grew up in the 1960s and 70s and most of the kids I knew were just like me. We werent rich but we werent desperately poor, either. I never had to worry about missing a meal. Never. There were a handful of kids from what we thought were rich families and a larger handful from truly poor families. We didnt have a lot, particularly in comparison to today, but we had what we needed and a little bit more. As the youngest of four children, I benefited the most as my parents a great degree. No, unlimited handouts arent the answer and, in fact, I believe they contribute (sometimes greatly) to the problem, but neither are the heartless, soulless political games played in Washington and Tallahassee that immediately serves to cut aid to those who need it most. This is not a change that can happen instantly without some serious suffering it must be gradual and it must be done with compassion and the recognition that not all poor people are to blame for being poor. Yet those politicians advocating for such things do so with their mouths full of food and wallets full of cash. To them it perhaps makes some sense as we have shown ourselves to not be the most patient generation. Gradual doesnt work well for a generation who screams, Hurry up! at the microwave oven. I am grateful to St. Vincent de Paul and the numerous other area organizations that are dedicated to helping people in need. I am grateful to the many of you who set the example of helping others, often without bringing attention to yourselves. I learned something that week, watching children pick from the dwindling supply of backpacks. I will try harder to follow your example. I will try harder to help those who need it. The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store is located on Third Street, directly behind St. Annes Catholic Church in Ruskin. For more information, visit www. svdpruskin.org. By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: When a backpack could mean the world Classified ads begin on page 24

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14 AUGUST 29, 2013 Master Certified Technicians Lic# MVS51635 AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & OperatedApproved Auto Repair CenterWe participate in AAA Dollars ProgramOPEN 8 am-5 pm Monday thru Friday www.athomeauto.net (813) 645-0339 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Lee & Julie Davis LOVE YOUR DRIVE IN ALL SEASONS and get $70 via Maste rCard Reward Card after submission.* Offer valid August 22 September 24, 2013. See redemption form at participating dealers for complete offer details. Offer expires 09/24/13. Void where prohibited. The Reward Card cannot be reloaded with additional funds, nor can it be used at an ATM. Reward Card expires 6 months after issuance. For complete terms, conditions and fees, see the Cardholder Agreement in your card package. Reward Cards are issued by U.S. Bank, pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Copyright 2013 Michelin North America, Inc. All rights reserved.BU Y AN Y SET o f 4 new MICHELIN bran d passenger or ligh t truck tires, includi ng the all-ne w MI CHE LIN Pilot Spor t A/S 3 tire, and GET $70 vi a MasterC ard Rew ard Card afte r submission.* 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 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center SEPTEMBER EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY! Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! Aging Gracefully Support Group. Support group for individuals who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner. Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager. Better Breathers Support Group, C.O.P.D. Lorrie Quistad, RRT facilitates this group. The rst half of each meeting is education for those learning to live with COPD. The second half is Physical therapists guiding exercises to assist in recovery. Women & Wealth Monthly Series. Many women spend so much time caring for others they forget to make themselves a priority. A strategy designed to achieve your goals begins with an evaluation of what is most important to you. This seminar gives you actionable strategies for cash management, saving and investing that can help you help yourself as well as those you love. 2nd Wed. of the month. Presented by The Equis Group at Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC Member SIPC. Diabetes Support Group. Join Susan L ParkerHeitel, RN, Certied Diabetic Educator from Nurse on Call Home Health Care will facilitate this support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. Reassessing Risk in Your Portfolio. How much risk are you comfortable with? Has your risk tolerance changed? This workshop will help you reassess your level of risk tolerance, identify risk areas in your portfolio, and learn how to manage risk using diversication strategies. Well show you Schwabs tools and resources that can help you stick to your plan. Sponsored by Charles Schwab. To register, please call Ann Mackay 813-636-1311 or email ann.mackay@schwab.comNeuropathy Support Group at the Community Association in the Caper Room on N. Pebble Beach. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Elissa Deusner, DPT will facilitate. This months speaker will be Jennipher Lenoir, COTA a certied aquatic therapist. She will discuss the benets of aquatic therapy. For more information, call Debbie Caneen at Sun Towers 813-892-2990.Mental Wellness Support Group facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC. Riverview resident David Baker was walking his dogs on Riverlachen Way when he looked up into a neighbors tree and saw the living symbol of America: a Bald Eagle, the national bird. Bald Eagles were once nearly eradicated in the United States but have since made an astounding recovery. The majestic birds were removed from the endangered species list in 2007. Bald Eagles may now be found in all of the lower 48 states and Alaska and are frequently seen in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is responsible for the management of the birds in the Sunshine State and offers a nest locator website for those interested in seeing them. For more information, visit www.tinyurl.com/observer-eagle.Where the eagles fly: RiverviewPHOTO BY DAVIdD BBAKER Advertising and press release deadlines will advance as follows:. .....4 p.m., Fri., Aug. 30 Display ads. ......11 a.m., Fri., Aug. 30 BTD. ..................11 a.m., Fri., Aug.30 News. .............4 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 29Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 www.ObserverNews.netThe Observer News office will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day

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FREE in-home and private consultation to see how we can help you with your needs to be comfortable in your home.References upon request Check Out Our NewLOWER RAT ES New Clients Only SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Windows Movie Maker Thursday, Aug. 29 at 12:30 p.m. Introduction to Microsoft Movie Maker. Learn how to create, edit and save a video. Learn the Windows Movie Maker layout. Import pictures, video, and audio. Arrange scenes and images on the storyboard. Save as a project or movie. Using Microsoft Movie Maker, learn to add credits, video effects and transitions to a video. Adding credits and narrations. Apply video effects. Apply video transitions. Limit: 20. Mouse and Keyboard Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 12:30 p.m. This is a beginning level course for adults. In part one, learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. In part two, you will learn the keys on the computer keyboard. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive! Also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com account. Limit: 20. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Paper Crafting for Adults Wedneday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. Using the latest Stampin Up products, create a beautiful card and/or 3D creation. All materials will be provided. Seating limit:15. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Sept. 4 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! Master Gardener: 9 Steps to a Florida Yard Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. For adults. Master gardener Lynn Barber will discuss the nine principles of a Florida yard and ways residents can implement these principles in their home landscape. Presented in partnership with Hillsborough County Extension Service. Introduction to Android Thursday, Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m. An introduction to the Android operating system frequently used on smartphones and tablets. 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. 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. ErnieErnie is an adorable Hound mix puppy. He came into the shelter with his brother Bert. Both boys love each other and the attention they are getting from the volunteers. They are both very playful and curious puppies but Ernie is the more adventurous one. Ernie and Berts favorite toys are rope toys and tennis balls. When back in their kennels, you will typically find them cuddled up to one another. As part of Ernies adoption, he will be neutered, microchipped, and brought current on his shots. DOB: June 2, 2013. PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG HueyHuey is approximately four years old. He is a friendly, fullsize boy and enjoys interacting with the volunteers. He was way up on the cat tree and we were able to coax him down with a few treats for his pic. But he can be friendly or coy as the case may be and as his mood strikes. Huey is neutered and current on his shots. As part of his adoption he will be micro chipped. DOB: Feb. 2, 2009. .Living Life Fully support group meets weeklyLed by experienced psychotherapists, the Living Life Fully support group meets every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Homewood Residence, 3910 Galen Court, just off Upper Creek Drive. Designed to help participants rid themselves of depression, anxiety, fears, frustrations, worries or other of lifes challenges, the support group offers relief through sharing and through formulating positive plans of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. No appointment is necessary. The facilitators are Frank Koebrich, MA (813-642-0773) and Wendy Burkhard, LCSW (813-401-7452). The support group is sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. Be sure to search our classified section starting on page 24 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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22 AUGUST 29, 2013South 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 Religion Unity Henry 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 God Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. Area Places of WorshipArea Obituaries Arnold James AkerleyArnold James Akerley, 78, of Sun City Center, Florida and North Hampton, New Hampshire passed away quietly on August 17, 2013, after a sudden and brief battle with cancer. Arn is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 47 years, Dolores (Dee) Akerley, and his four children: Brian J. Akerley and his wife, Sandy Wong; Christopher A. Akerley; Katherine A. Akerley and her husband, Ronald Beirouti; and Elizabeth T. Gallagher and her husband, Jon Gallagher. He also leaves behind two cherished grandchildren: Emily Marie Budrys and Lilianne Akerley Beirouti. Arnold was born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1935. He spent most of his childhood in Farmington, Maine ,close to his favorite ski hill, Sugarloaf, where he later taught skiing. Arnold married Dolores Lamontagne on April 22, 1966, and they had four children together. A graduate of Boston University, Arn also served in the U.S. Army as a chaplains assistant in Portier, France. He went on to work in sales, his last position being vice-president of sales and marketing at Kendall-Polyken. He retired at 55, kicking off 20 years of travel, reading and family time. Arns calm and easygoing demeanor made it easy for him to make friends. Always up for an engaging discussion or tales from American history, Arnold had a curiosity that seemed insatiable. His patience, kindness and easy laugh will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, donations may be Kenneth C. SchiffertKenneth C. Schiffert, age 92, of Sun City Center passed away on August 20, 2013 to be with the Lord and his wife Jean, who pre-deceased him in 2006. He is survived by sons Timothy (Paula) and Christopher (Karen), five grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren. He learned the machinist trade at Bethlehem Steel Company in Bethlehem, PA, and retired after 42 years. At the Bethlehem Steelworkers Memorial, a brick commemorating his years of service and position as Order Control Supervisor of Plant and Corporation Maintenance remains with his name engraved. He had been a member of the Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed his role as superintendent of St. Thomas Sunday school during his lifetime. He spent two years at Lehigh University Civil Engineering Lab, as well as two years in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific arena. Interestingly, he came to live on Granville Lane in Sun City Center, and served on the USS Granville during WWII. Interment will be at a later date in Pennsyvania. sent in Arnolds memory to the Hyder Family Hospice, 285 County Farm Rd., Dover, NH 03820, which provided gentle, attentive care and comfort in his last days. For more information, please call Ellie Akerley at 435-659-4324. Prince of Peace Dessert Card Party adds a light lunchThe Council of Catholic Women of SCC has added a light lunch to the Dessert Card Party scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12. If you enjoy playing cards or any board game, go to an afternoon of fun, Make up your own table in advance. Or go, join a table and make some new friends. The group furnishes cards, pencils and tallies. And this month, in addition to the usual assortment of desserts, table and door prizes, they will have a light lunch. The Dessert Card Party is scheduled for the second Thursday of the month at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Conesa Center, 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. The event runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 813-633-2460. Golf tournament for UMC Missions set for Nov. 9 The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center seeks golfers and sponsors for its 9th Annual UMC Mission Golf Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Riverside Golf Club located at 1 Pier Dr. in Ruskin. This years mission is a trip to the remote Amazon region of Peru to build a church and to lead Bible studies in July 2014. All monies raised at the event will go to the Peru trip. The par-70 regulation course is one of the nicest in the area, and the day will begin with a chipping and putting contest at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Ladies, men and mixed foursomes are welcome to play in this scramble with captains choice (best ball chosen after all 4 players have hit each shot). Mulligans will also be available. Prizes will be awarded to all winners, and there will be several door prizes. A full course dinner and golf cart are included in the $50 donation. Additional diners are welcome to join the golfers after the game for $15 each. Churches in the area are encouraged to bring a foursome representing their church that will compete for a rotating church trophy. SCCUMC golf tournaments are always a relaxed and friendly way to spend an afternoon and evening even for those who only golf a few times a year! The Mission Team is also looking for corporate and individual sponsors for the event. Registra tion flyers and sponsorship opportunity flyers are available in the church office during the weekdays and before and after worship services on Sunday mornings. For more information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, contact Jeff Jordan, Director of Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539. The United Methodist Church is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West in Sun City Center.Beth Shaloms youth take part in sounding the Shofar on the Jewish New YearIn Brandon, Congregation Beth Shaloms youngest members will take part in sounding the shofar (rams horn) on Rosh Hashanah morning. Children as young as the fourth grade will audition for the honor of sounding the ancient instrument on Judaisms holy holiday. The shofar is an instrument made from the horn of a ram, and in ancient Israel was used to announce the new moon and call people together. Today, it is sounded in synagogues on Rosh Hashanah morning as a call to repentance. The children will each use their individual shofar to join in with the last, long shofar blast of the morning known in Hebrew as tekiyah gedolah. Sounding the shofar is not easy as the different shofarot (plural of shofar) have different sounds and require an ability to consistently blow a long, strong sound. The children will audition this year for Beth Shalom Rabbi Betsy Torop, and if they can get a good sound, she will send them home with a shofar to practice. The shofar is the essential symbol of the New Year and the sounding of shofar is the highlight of the worship service, said Rabbi Torop, For young people to be part of this key experience is not only exciting for them, but inspirational for our entire community gathered at this sacred occasion. The honor of leading the children in this special event, and sounding the shofar for the entire holiday service, is conducted by a Baal Tekiah. The Baal Tekiah at Beth Shalom is Joel Edelson, who has been sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah at the synagogue since 1993. Edelson first picked up a shofar in 1988, and immediately was able to produce its special sound. I am quite amazed that I am able to produce the sound that I do, and I love watching the faces of the congregation as they hear the shofar blasts, said Mr. Edelson, It is a very powerful moment of the holiday for everyone, and Im glad to be able to be a part of it. Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the New Year on the Jewish calendar, and is part of the High Holy Days. Jews attend synagogue to hear special prayers, and hear the sound of the shofar which is considered a commandment. This year Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of Sept. 4 and will last for two days.

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AUGUST 29, 2013 23 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 CHURCH Minister 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 Church Sunday 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 Alafia holds fall volunteer luncheonThe Alafia Ministerial Association is holding its fall volunteer luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m. at Beef OBradys 13326 Lincoln Rd. in Riverview. The presentation will deal with the upcoming Community Unity under God event scheduled for November 2015. All are invited. Yvonne Ponsor to speak at Community Church College kick-off open houseThe Community Church College will have a kick-off Open House to introduce the innovative classes being offered this Fall Semester. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the United Community Churchs Great Hall, 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public and will feature a brief talk by Dean Emeritus Yvonne Ponsor. Dr. Ponsor served as Dean of the College for 15 years and is still teaching at Freedom Plaza, where she and her husband Ward now reside. She has seen a few changes in her five-year absence, but most of the programs she put into place continue to serve the public well. After hearing about the importance of the continuation of learning, the guests will have the opportunity to visit with some of the instructors, who will be available to answer any questions regarding their courses. Have you heard of Zentangle? What do you know about arranging flowers, or beautifying your home, or Ancient Roman History, or health care? They will also offer a free Diabetes Management class, given by a registered dietician from the Hillsborough County Department of Health. No exams, and no previous education needed for $25 per course you cant go wrong. St. Andrew welcomes new organistMembers of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb West, Sun City Center welcomed Linnea Barbery Norsworthy, their new organist, at the 9 a.m. traditional service on Aug. 18. Her musical background, both on the organ and the piano, is very impressive. Linnea holds a BA degree in music from the University of South Florida and Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She has served as Adjunct Instructor of Music at Mesa Community College in Arizona; at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania; at the University of South Florida; and at the University of New Hampshire. Visitors are welcome to join members of St. Andrew to enjoy the beautiful music of organist Linnea Norsworthy and new Choir Director Raymund Ocampo each Sunday at the 9 a.m. traditional service. LINNEA BARBERY NORSWORTHYNorthside Baptist hosts Family Fun DayNorthside Baptist Church in Ruskin will host Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. Attendees should expect fun, excitement, and organized mass chaos! This will include Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, football and other field games. The afternoon of games and excitement will end with a picnicstyle cookout. Northside Baptist is located at 1301 N US Hwy. 41 in Ruskin. For more information, call the church office at 813-645-1121.Gospel music convention this weekendThe Florida Gospel Music Association celebrates its 24th Annual Convention from Friday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Wimauma Convention Center. Doors open nightly at 5 p.m., with concerts starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is a $5 donation plus a love offering. 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