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* By KEVIN BRADY
kevin@observernews.net
Curious and committed, hun-
dreds stood shoulder to shoulder
under spitting gray skies for a
chance to go back in time.
More than 300 people turned
out Nov. 2 for a taping of the
AMC series Venice Beach
Freak /...i- at the Museum of
the American Carnival, 6992
Riverview Drive, Gibsonton. The
show paid homage to the famous
sideshow town, a winter home to
thousands of carnival families.
"I am looking forward to seeing
the people I see on the show in
real life," said Tiffany Alloway,
who was among the first in line
for the free tickets. "I am a wait-
ress and I love to see how differ-
ent people approach life."
The unscripted AMC drama
centers on former music producer
Todd Ray as he pursues his dream
to own and operate his own
Freakshow on the Venice Beach


boardwalk in California.
"Some of the people on the
show do have abnormalities but
for others it's something they do
on the weekends," said Alloway,
a Miami native. "They live an or-
dinary day-to-day life but then on
the weekends they are stabbing
things through themselves. It's a
secret life for them."
The Riverview taping included
12 acts from the show, includ-
ing fire eaters, sword swallowers
as well as "The Indestructable
Woman." The Riverview taping
will eventually be broadcast on
AMC.
The show is not just a voy-
euristic freak fest, Alloway said.
"They feature the tallest man in
America (George Bell at 7 feet, 8
inches), but it's about the issues
he faces in his life on a daily ba-
sis and how he overcomes them."
Mattisen Thompson, an acrobat
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Then you're eligible for this $2 camp-out


* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews.net
At a time when many parents
are worried their children are


spending too much time on elec-
tronic devices, the Hillsborough
County Parks, Recreation and
Conservation Department has


One of the first things families will learn at the Great American
Camp-Out Nov. 16-17 is how to pitch their tent. Registration takes
place in advance online and tents may also be rented. This is the
first year the county's Parks, Recreation and Conservation Depart-
ment has put on the event.


come up with a way to get fami-
lies to do something together.
Although the idea isn't new,
and happens around the country
at different locations that can be
found on the Internet, this camp-
out is not part of a national orga-
nization but has been arranged
locally.
This is the first year Hillsbo-
rough County has tried the event,
holding its first one in March,
which was attended by about 90
people.
"This is a great way to teach
your children about the outdoors
and to do something as a family,"
said the county's contact for the
event, Mary Clements Fowler.
Most places that have camp-
outs usually do them in June,
according to the department's
spokeswoman, Shorty Robbins.
"But here it's just too hot in June
so we chose March and Novem-
ber."
To be eligible, a family must


have at least one child age 12 or
younger. Each family may choose
to take part in some or all of the
planned activities or just enjoy
the experience on their own in a
safe setting, Fowler said.
They will be taught to set up
tents, cook outdoors, and other
camping skills, but the whole idea
is to teach them to do things as a
family outdoors, she added.
Families may bring crafts,
cards, board games, or musical
instruments; however, no pets or
alcohol will be permitted.
The cost is $2 a vehicle for up
to eight people, Fowler said.
All families with one or more
children are invited, no matter
where in the county they live. The
event will take place from 1 p.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 16 to 9 a.m. on
Sunday, Nov. 17 at Edward Med-
ard Regional Park, 6140 Turkey
Creek Road in Plant City.
Tents will be available for rental
Continued on page 7


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
The TECO Manatee Viewing
Center in Apollo Beach opened
on Friday with a new look and
with more improvements to
come. Although the Tampa Bay
water temperature is still too
warm to cause manatees to seek
warm water shelter near the
TECO power plant, the viewing
center offers a wide variety of
things beyond its most famous
guests.
Among those features are the
tidal walk, a 900-foot ADA-
compliant walkway allowing
visitors to stroll along the basin
and the estuary and even through
mangrove tunnels. Signs along
the way point out the wildlife
and the importance of the unique
habitat that exists along the walk.
All around the growing center
are signs and displays with
information about manatees and
the environment in which they
live and that which surrounds
them. The Big Bend discharge
canal is a state and federally
designated manatee sanctuary
providing needed protection from
cold water for the slow-moving,
gentle giants.
If you are curious as to what
it would be like to stand in
the winds of a hurricane, you
can do that, too, for a small
charge in the center's hurricane
simulator. Along with the
simulated hurricane winds comes
information about how TECO
prepares for and plans to recover
from possible future hurricanes
impacting the Bay Area.
Volunteers are on site to
provide information to visitors
and there is an extensive gift
shop. Solar panel trees provide
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Pedestrian safety topic of presentation at Ruskin Senior Center


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
Florida is a land of palm trees,
sunshine, beaches and beautiful
weather; a place that welcomes
millions of tourists each year,
offering a bright respite from
the cold and occasionally dreary
places. For all that Florida offers,
however, it isn't particularly wel-
coming for pedestrians. In fact, it
can be downright deadly.
Florida cities make up the top
four most dangerous cities in
America for pedestrians and
bicyclists, with Orlando coming
in as the worst, followed by the
Tampa Bay Area, Jacksonville
and Miami-Ft. Lauderdale. New
York, the nation's largest city,
and certainly one with the largest
pedestrian population, ranks a dis-
tant 50 behind cities such as Port-
land, Seattle and Minneapolis-St.
Paul. Yes, that is correct: statisti-
cally it is far more dangerous for
a pedestrian or bicyclist in Tampa
than it is in traffic and population-
choked Manhattan.
Those lamentable rankings,
certainly designations that have
the potential to dim the bright


economic sunshine of tourism in
the Sunshine State, have caught
the attention of political leaders
from the cities and counties to the
Governor's office and they are
taking action.
Last week, Jason Jackman,
program planner analyst from
the Center of Urban Transporta-
tion Research (CUTR) from the
University of South Florida,
visited the Ruskin Senior Center
to talk about how pedestrians and
bicyclists can take steps to protect
themselves. CUTR has partnered
with the Florida Department of
Transportation to form WalkWise
TampaBay, an effort to increase
awareness of pedestrian, bicyclist
and driver laws and also to provide
some safety tips for those walking
or pedaling the sometimes mean
streets of the Bay Area.
WalkWise stands for: Wear
bright colors or reflective cloth-
ing; Always be alert; Look left,
right and left again; Know your
surroundings; Watch for cars in
parking lots; Impaired walking can
be dangerous; Stay on sidewalks;
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but with today's focus on personal
electronics, things have changed.
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the dangers involved with texting
and driving but Jackman re-
minded the audience that dangers
also apply to texting and walking,
even talking on the phone and
walking. He recommends avoid-
ing it, specifically while crossing
roads or in crosswalks. Obviously,
the program strongly recommends
against walking along roadways
while intoxicated. Another tip
suggests that when sidewalks
are not provided, the pedestrian
should walk on the shoulder of
the road against traffic, rather than
with traffic.
According to the information
presented, the trend in the number
of pedestrian fatalities has gener-
ally gone down since 2005; how-
ever, in 2011 there were nearly
11,000 crashes involving pedes-
trians or bicyclists that resulted in
more than 600 deaths. Addition-
ally, there were 413 deaths involv-
ing motorcycles that year.
As a result, pedestrian and bi-
cyclist safety became one of eight
areas of emphasis for Florida's
2012 Strategic Highway Safety
Plan.


Enforcement of driving laws is
a major part of the initiative to
reduce pedestrian injuries and fa-
talities but education for pedestri-
ans is also a major component.
As part of the educational
outreach, CUTR is offering free
15- to 20-minute PowerPoint pre-


sentations for organizations and
groups. For further information
about WalkWise, visit walk-
wisetampabay.com. For informa-
tion about programs for children,
specifically addressing safety
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Positive Talk: Things are not always as they seem


A friend recently sent me a story
that I will share with you. It seems
that a group of explorers were lost
in the Amazon jungle. To their
relief, they ran into a family of
bush dwellers who not
only were friendly and
could speak some Eng-
lish, but also offered to
guide the party to safety.
In return, the explorers
decided that they would
sponsor members of the By Willic
family for their first trip
out of the bush and into
our modem world.
While touring a mall, the father
and his son were amazed by al-
most everything they saw, but es-
pecially by two shiny, silver walls
that could move apart and back
together again. The boy asked
his father, "What is this, father?"
The father, never having seen an
elevator, responded, "Son, I have
never seen anything like this in
my life; I don't know what it is."
While the boy and his father were
watching wide-eyed, an old lady
in a wheelchair rolled up to the
moving walls and pressed a but-
ton. The walls opened and the
lady rolled between them into a
small room. The walls closed and
the boy and his father watched
small circles of lights with num-
bers above the walls light up.
They continued to watch the cir-
cles light up in the reverse direc-
tion. The walls opened again and
a beautiful 24-year-old woman
stepped out. The boy said to his
father, "Father, what happened?"
To which the father replied, "I
don't know, but go get your
mother."
Things are not always as they
seem, are they? We see things
with the knowledge, experiences
and, yes, prejudices we have ac-
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to continue learning, to have new
experiences and, most important-
ly, to review our prejudices for
flaws.
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not enough. Experience
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Hodges position that many of
our university profes-
sors find themselves in,
especially those who spend all of
their time behind the proverbial
ivy-covered walls. An example of
one who could not see beyond his
experience is the one from Yale
University who gave Fred Smith,
the founder of Federal Express,
a C on a paper in which he de-
tailed his plan for formation of
the company. The professor re-
marked, "The concept is interest-
ing and well-formed, but in order
to receive better than a C, the idea
must be feasible." What would
you bet that professor now wish-
es he had graded the paper higher
and bought stock early.
Our prejudices often hold us
back like iron chains and stop
us from recognizing opportunity
when we see it. What are your
prejudices? Are there people of
certain colors who cause you con-
cern? Are there religions that you
feel should be banned from our
society? Do you believe that one
sex is superior over the other?
How do you feel about age? Sev-
eral years ago, a whole generation
said they would not trust anyone
over 30. That generation is well
over 30 now. Does that mean
they cannot be trusted, or have
they refocused their prejudice on
another age level? Take the time
to see your prejudices in the cold,


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nday, Nov. 10 the Apollo
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Extravaganza is this Saturday
The Ruskin Woman's Club Trinkets, Baubles & Bling, Holiday Shop-
ping Extravaganza will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on the grounds of the Ruskin College President's Home, located at 503
US Hwy 41 South, near the comer of Hwy 674.
More than 30 women-owned business owners will be present with
items you can purchase that day or order.
Vendors include local fine art painters, crystal, porcelain and beadjew-
elry makers, fabric artists with quilted bags, totes, aprons, hair bows,
dog and cat items, and the Rose Boutique, with a beautiful selection of
clothes and accessories.
Well-known brands include Arbonne, Isotonix, Mary Kay, Mary and
Martha Home Accents, Miche Bags, Motives, Origami Owl, Pampered
Chef, Park Lane Jewelry, Scentsy and Thirty One. Literally something
for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will help the Club support many of the
local projects they have worked with for over 100 years, such as the
Ruskin Library, the historic Ruskin Memorial Cemetery, college scholar-
ships for local students, holiday cards for the local VA Hospital, clothes
and backpacks for area elementary schools and many more deserving
groups.
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WE REMEMBER
Project Corregidor Ride for the Fallen
On Saturday, Nov. 16, the second annual Ride for the Fallen will start off at
9:30 a.m. at Beef 0 'Brady's in Apollo Beach. All motorcycles and vehicles are
welcome to participate.
This event is a fundraiser for Project Corregidor Grief & Peer Mentoring
Program that My Warrior's Place conducts for veterans and military service
members who have returned from deployments where they have endured the
death of a comrade-in-arms. The ride will be in the memory of Kelly Kowall's
son, SPC. Corey J. Kowall and all fallen warriors.
This year's Ride will be led by Patriot Guard Rider Thomas "T-Man" Brown,
with the Patriot Guard Riders providing escort services to the Veterans Memo-
rial Park from the Opening Ceremony.
Schedule:
9 a.m. Noon: Opening Ceremony and Brunch at Beef 0' Brady's, 205
Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach
Noon -1 p.m. Escorted Memorial Ride to Veterans Memorial Park, 3601 N.
US Hwy 301 in Tampa
11 a.m. -1 p.m. Check in at Veterans Park for Poker Run
1 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. GI Joe Parachute Drop at Veterans Memorial Park
1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Poker Run starts at Veterans Memorial Park with stops for
card draws at American Legion, VFW,AmVET Post, ending at the AmVE[ Post 44,
5521 Hwy 60 East in Plant City for winners announcements and entertainment.
The cost to participate in the event is a $20 donation per person.
Event ticket with Brunch at Opening Ceremony (limited to 200 people).
Includes T-shirt, 1 entry into GI Joe Drop, 1 entry into Poker Run and admit-
tance to Event Party Fun.
Event Ticket without Brunch (will receive a 2nd GI Joe Drop Ticket instead)
GI Joe Drop Tickets are $5 each (chance to win $25,000, winner guaran-
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Tickets can be purchased online at http://ride4fallen.org or in person at Re/
Max Bayside, 237 Apollo Beach Blvd. # 107, in Apollo Beach; 813 Customs,
8701 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa; Jen's MarketPlace at the Sunday Market-
Place on Nov. 10, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at Cl Bank parking lot, 6542 N. US Hwy
41 in Apollo Beach; tickets purchased on the day of the event are guaranteed
only for the Memorial Ride, Poker Run and entry to Event Party. T-shirt/GI Joe
Drop purchases are subject to availability.
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Green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year


The number of
green sea turtle
nests in Florida this
year was more than
double the count of
the previous highest
year. Biologists with
the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission
(FWC) have docu-
mented more than
25,000 green turtle
nests on 26 index
beaches in the state
in 2013.
"We are astound-
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the high number of
green turtle nests
documented in
2013," said Dr. Blair
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research scientist.
"It looks like the years of conser-
vation efforts for this endangered
species are paying off."
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The trend for green turtles shows
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over the past 25 years. In 1989,
biologists documented only 464
green turtle nests on index beach-
es. In 2013, this index nest count
was 25,553. The index count rep-
resents about 70 percent of green
turtle nesting statewide.
Leatherback sea turtle nest counts
have also risen dramatically over


the past quarter century. However,
the 2013 count of 322 leatherback
nests on index beaches was 193
lower than last year.
Loggerhead sea turtles, the most
prevalent sea turtle species on
Florida's shores, accounted for
44,810 nests on index beaches
this year, down from 2012's near-
record count of 58,172 nests. Al-
though this federally threatened
species nests on the same beaches
as green turtles and leatherbacks,
loggerheads have not shown the
recovery in numbers seen in nest-
ing by the other two species. The
high level of loggerhead nesting
last year followed a pronounced
drop in the species' nest counts be-
tween 1998 and 2007.
Hundreds of surveyors from con-
servation organizations, universi-
ties and federal, state and local
governments along with other
volunteers make possible the ex-
tensive data collection on Florida's


nesting sea turtles. In conjunction
with the Index Nesting Beach Sur-
vey, the Statewide Nesting Beach
Survey documents sea turtle nest-
ing on nearly all sandy beaches in
Florida. Data from the statewide
surveys will be available in early
2014.
The FWC's role in coordinating
Florida's sea turtle nest counts,
training surveyors and compiling
data is funded by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service and sales of
the state's sea turtle license plate.
Florida residents can purchase the
plate to support these efforts at
BuyaPlate.com.
For more information about
trends in sea turtle nest counts,
visit MyFWC.com/Research,
click on "Wildlife," then click on
"Nesting" under the "Sea Turtle"
heading. Report sick or injured
sea turtles to the FWC's Wildlife
Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC
(3922).


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News notes

* By KEVIN BRADY
kevin@observernews.net
100,000 expected
for Brandon
Novemberfest festival
Fair food, midway rides and a
singing contest are all part of this
year's 44th annual Novemberfest
carnival at on the grounds of
Nativity Catholic Church and
school in Brandon, at the comer
of State Road 60 and Bryan Road.
The carnival and festival,
which drew more than 100,000
visitors last year, runs from Nov.
7 through 11.
Admission and parking at
the event are free with $18 ride
armbands tickets available in
advance. Food tickets can also be
ordered in advance at the festival
website, http://novemberfest2013.
eventbrite.com/.
The hours for the festival are:
Nov. 7 *4 -10 p.m.
Nov. 8 *4 p.m. 12 a.m.
Nov. 9 noon 12 a.m.
Nov. 10 noon 10 p.m.
Nov. 11 11a.m. -7p.m.
Bay Area Redneck
Festival
Fancy some toilet seat
horseshoes and fried everything?
Step up to the Bay Area Redneck
Festival.
Horizon Christian Church is
hosting the Bay Area Redneck
Festival for the second year.
The festival, featuring "family
friendly redneck games and
prizes," as well as live music and
a wide variety of fried everything
and anything is set for Nov. 9
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
church.
"It was such a great time last
year, the food was great, and


people loved the games like
pumpkin chuckin' and the toilet
seat horseshoes. It was a real good
old redneck time," said Andy
Sharp, a member of Horizon.
A car show, mud run, petting
zoo and pie-eating contest will
also be featured.
Horizon Christian Church is just
north of Bloomingdale Avenue
and east of Lithia Pinecrest Road
at 1720 S. Saint Cloud Ave.
Admission to the event is free.
For more information, call the
church at (813) 689-1457.
World of Beer opens
50th location in
Brandon
Beer lovers of Brandon are in
hog heaven.


Christmas in
the Park
Start your holiday festivities
with an old-fashioned Christ-
mas at Palmetto Historical Park
and Manatee County Agricul-
tural Museum. December 6 and
7, from 5 to 9 p.m., this free
event offers something for ev-
eryone. Enjoy decorated build-
ings, kids' crafts, train rides and
train exhibits, entertainment
and, of course, Santa. Featured
activities include contests for
prizes, letters to soldiers, reci-
pes to collect in each of the
park buildings, and a "Memory
Tree" in the Military Museum.
Santa will be arriving by
firetruck at 6 p.m. Bring your
own camera for a photo.
The park is located at 515-
10th Ave. W, Palmetto. For in-
formation, call 941-721-2034.


World of Beer, a beer-centric
tavern known for 500-plus craft
brews and craft spirits has opened
its 50th location in Brandon at
2878 Providence Lakes Blvd. It's
the seventh World of Beer in the
Bay area but the first in Brandon.
"World of Beer is proud to be
a company showing so much
growth while maintaining strong
connections to its roots," said
World of Beer CEO Paul Avery.
"At each WOB location we
start with the basics passion
for craft beer and a welcoming
atmosphere."
World of Beer was formed by
Scott Zepp and Matt LaFon in
2007 in Tampa. Six years later
they have 50 locations in 16
states.
"We created an exciting brand,
appealing to a wide variety of
customers," says Zepp. "It's an
honor to provide unique offerings
in so many great locations
throughout the country."
South Shore
Democrats welcome
party's vice chair
Local Democrats will host the
Florida party's vice chair Alan
Clendenin at their next meeting
Nov. 13.
Clendenin will analyze
the current Florida electoral
landscape, and the challenges
Democrats face in 2014 including
election of a new governor.
The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.,
preceded by social gathering and
refreshments at 1 p.m.
The meeting is set for the
SouthShore Regional Library,
15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin.
For more information, check
out the club's website at www.
southshoredemocraticclub.org.


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Dave Ramirez of the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and
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learn at the upcoming Camp-Out Nov. 16-17.


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Observations: Haves and have nots


ast week, CNN's John Sutter according to the CIA Factbook,
wrote a vivid article about that inequality is greater here than
the economic divide in the it is in countries such as Iran and
United States using a town in Nigeria. That the middle class
Louisiana, considered the most is shrinking no longer makes
income unequal headlines it is just
place in America, accepted as fact. We are
as the setting. The becoming a two-class
north side of town is nation of haves and have-
wealthy, with private nots.
tennis courts, pools '"It is easy enough
and manicured lawns i to blame the poor for
while the south side of their circumstances.
town is dirt poor with Observations Mistakes are made,
leaking mobile homes By Mitch Traphagen young unwed mothers
and eviction notices, mitch observernews.net have children and then
The two, apparently, more children, education
rarely intersect, is not a priority and so on. All of
Income inequality is a huge and those things add up and weigh
growing problem in the United down anyone hoping to climb
States. As Sutter pointed out, a ladder of success. Becoming
an unwed teenage mother is a
virtual guarantee of a lifetime
of poverty. The deeper reality,
gof course, is more complicated
i than that. Those who come from
wealthy backgrounds tend to have
a better course to follow from
the very beginning. Dreams are
still viable for emerging young
people who have never had to
worry about having enough to eat.
For a 13-year-old girl in poverty,
having children and dropping out
of school may be the only life she
knows.
That said, of course personal
responsibility plays a role in
whether or not someone becomes
a success but so, too, does having
parents with money. The latter
part should not be so easily or
casually dismissed. Poverty
breeds poverty and in America,
once the land of opportunity,
a full-time job is no longer a
guarantee of having a home and


enough to eat.
Florida is certainly no model
for income equality. It is in the
top six worst states in the nation,
a place where haves and have-
nots share neighborhoods, often
separated by gates. In my opinion,
the government plays a role in
that, often siding with moneyed
interests over the interests of
the poor, the helpless, homeless
and those in need. But the
government does also open doors
to those who can still conjure up
their own dreams.
A few weeks ago, I got a new
business license to cover income
activities outside of my job with
the newspaper. I can't imagine
that many states could possibly
make it easier to go into business
for yourself than does Florida. I
walked in to the Tax Collector's
office and told the clerk I wanted
a business license. If the business
doesn't involve food, alcohol
or toxic substances, the cost is
minimal. In my case, I listed two
distinct activities so the fee was a
little higher but for as little as an
idea and $22, anyone, regardless
of education or economic
background, can become a legal
business owner in Florida. In my
case, fifteen minutes after walking
in the door, I was in business.
That is pretty cool.
An article last week by Daniel
Gross in The Daily Beast
discussed how despite all of the
hits America has taken over the
past years, there is no nation on
earth with the culture and success
rate of starting up new companies
than the United States. According
to Gross, Europe, with roughly
the same size economy as the


Lisa Csiki and Scott Curtis didn't move to South Hillsborough in
the hopes of finding jobs, they created their own by starting The
Dog House and More in Ruskin. Although not everyone can handle
the risk and long hours of being an entrepreneur, Florida makes it
relatively easy to become a business owner.


U.S, lacks "the mix of hubris,
recklessness, competence, greed,
and vision that enables start-ups
to boom." It certainly lacks the
culture of risk and the willingness
to invest in risk that is found here.
As Americans, we are, in
our hearts and by our nature,
entrepreneurs. And there are
few places in America where it
is easier to become one than in
Florida. That said, not everyone
can be an entrepreneur. Not
everyone can take the extreme
hours and the extreme risk of
starting up a business. There is no
shame in digging ditches or being
janitor far from it. Earning a
living from calloused hands is far
more in line with who we choose
to believe we are than does a desk
job. My grandfather, certainly
one of the smartest men I've ever
known, retired as a school janitor.
He could have been anything but
he chose that; he chose to earn
a living and raise a family in a


small town in South Dakota. And
in that town he was much loved
- even by those who owned the
bank and bigger businesses. He
was never considered a "have-
not", even among those who had
wealth.
So what about those for whom
a business license would be a
meaningless piece of paper? What
about those who work hard and
struggle to feed their families but
find themselves falling further
and further behind, sometimes
running out of the means to put
food on the table?
As the people of a
compassionate nation, we need
to help them. We are all about
pulling ourselves up by our own
bootstraps but, as has been said
repeatedly, first you have to have
the bootstraps.
My grandfather raised his
family as a school janitor.

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A boat's crew rescues an injured manatee, using a net.

Watch out for manatees migrating to
warmer waters
Florida manatees are beginning their annual migration to warmer waters,
which is their instinctual response to winter's approach and surviving the cold.
As these slow-moving aquatic mammals migrate along rivers, canals, bays
and coastlines, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) cautions boaters to slow down and watch out for manatees. The av-
erage adult manatee is 1,000 pounds and 10-feet long but may be difficult
to spot despite its size.
"You can help manatees by slowing down and following posted speed zones
when operating boats or personal watercraft. Manatees often feed in shallow
seagrass beds adjacent to deeper waters," said Carol Knox, the FWC's Im-
periled Species Management Section Leader. \\. aiin- polarized sunglasses
helps you spot a manatee underwater. Also watch for circular wave patterns
on the water's surface called manatee footprints indicating a manatee's
presence below."
Throughout the state, many seasonal manatee protection zones go into effect
Nov. 15. Look for signs posted on the water indicating boat speed zones. A
"slow speed" zone means a boat should be completely settled in the water, not
creating an excessive wake. Go to N h.WlC.com/Manatee, and click on Data
and Maps to see FWC manatee protection zones.
November is also Manatee Awareness Month, a time to celebrate Florida's
official state marine mammal.
The FWC asks people to report sick, injured, orphaned, entangled or dead
manatees by calling the Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922), tex-
ting Tip'- \ V[\WC.com, or calling #FWC and *FWC via cell phone.
Floridians can support manatee conservation efforts by purchasing a mana-
tee license plate at BuyaPlate.com or through their local tax collector's office
when obtaining or renewing a vehicle tag. They also can get a manatee decal at
those offices or by visiting N h.W C.com/Manatee and clicking on "Decals."
For "A boater's guide to living with Florida Manatees," go to N I\ VWC.com/
Wildlife. More manatee information is available ai N f\ VWC.com/Manatee.


Sidewalk Showcase
Saturday at
Waterside Shops
The 15 businesses of Apollo
Beach's Waterside Shops will hold a
Sidewalk Showcase from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 9.
DJ Chris from Addictive Sounds
will be spinning music in the Center
of the Plaza. Six of the businesses will
be celebrating their Grand Openings.
There will be food, music, and op-
portunities to register for more than
$1500 in special prizes.
Participating businesses include:
Anytime Fitness, MVP Barbers,
PLAYTIME, Wee Boutique, South-
Shore Rising Stars, Arianna's De-
sign, The Vibe, Pool Time, Around
the World Animals, Apollo Beach
Martial Arts, Apollo Beach Medical
Center, China Stars, Metro PCS, Nail
Experts and Spa, Weichert Realty and
Koch Couture.
Waterside Shops are located at 6110
US Hwy 41 North. Go out and sup-
port your local businesses. For further
information call 813-541-1355.


Fish Tales:. Trout are biting in cooler weather
With the weather a little nippy in It will take time for a person to
the mornings around 60 degrees, learn how to keep a hook in the
the cobia have migrated along with soft mouth of a trout. Many do
the manatees to the -----, not get their catch to the
warm waters flowing boat, because the trout spits
from TECO's power it out. Summer trout are of-
plant into the bay. ten called weakfish and the
TECO has spent term 'specs' is used by some
the summer remod- anglers for the spotted trout.
eling and building Some catch the silver trout.
their viewing facility By Jonie Maschek The mainstay of all South-
for the thousands of Member: Florida Outdoor ern waters is the speckled
tourists that view the Writers Association trout. A great tablefare,


manatees each year.
It is now larger and more comfort-
able.
The bite of trout has been out-
standing this past week. At low
tide many were in the shallows
feeding. I also got reports of catch-
es from private piers. In the Little
Manatee River anglers were catch-
ing them with live shrimp and oth-
ers with soft tail baits
Due to the 2012 regulations by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Com-
mission, trout season has remained
a legal catch the year 'round.


Atlantic vermilion snapper season
remains open
Atlantic vermilion snapper will remain open to recreational harvest this fall in
both state and federal waters now that the season closure has been eliminated.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission eliminated the
annual Nov. 1 through March 31 closure at the September Commission
meeting. The Nov. 1 through March 31 closure in federal waters was elimi-
nated earlier this year.
Vermilion snapper populations have improved thanks to successful state and
federal fishery management. In 2008, the Atlantic vermilion snapper popu-
lation was considered to be undergoing overfishing, which means more fish
were being removed from the population than was considered sustainable.
At the time, state and federal fishery managers implemented several man-
agement changes, including bag limit reductions and the five-month season
closure for the recreational fishery. A 2012 stock assessment revealed these
management actions were successful in rebuilding vermillion snapper num-
bers. Removing the closure will positively benefit recreational anglers by pro-
viding additional fishing opportunities.
Learn more about Atlantic vermilion snapper by visiting [VC.com
Fishing and clicking on ...l i.. i" "Recreational Regulations" and then
"Atlantic Snapper."


known for their mostly
lean meat, soft skin, and very few
scales. Trout must measure 15" but
not more than 20" statewide, with
the exception of one per person
over 20". Trout can be baked and
stuffed, using one cup of your fa-
vorite supermarket dressing. Add
some finely chopped onion, 2
tablespoons of melted butter, and
mix together with red sherry wine
to a soft consistency. Bake at 350
degrees for 10 minutes per pound
of fish.
For now, Spanish and king mack-
erel are still in our waters. How-
ever, when it gets cold they will go
south to warmer waters. I haven't
heard much excitement with an-
glers this year over king mackerel
catches.
The usual catches were in bait
wells this past week: snook, red-
fish, sheepshead and trout.
Flounder are still active and are a
great tasting lean, white meat.
Fresh water anglers were landing
fresh water catfish as usual.
The water has been a bit choppy
this week and I didn't see many
canoes or kayaks.
The 30 foot, 5-ton sperm whale
that beached itself at Madeira
Beach died and was towed to Fort
DeSoto Park for marine biologists
to do a necropsy before burial.
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Apollo Beach Elementary names Students of the Month
Students of the Month for October at Apollo Beach Elementary School are: JazmineAfridi, Diana Alfaro,
Melachie Andre, Ryan Auciello, Karley Brigman, Katie Bulso, Giavanna Chini, Bryce Comer, Gabrielle
Cook, Peyton Diana, Jeremy Dickens, Shane Galvan, Jovanni Garcia, Sofia Gonzalez, Henry Hanlon,
Sarah Harrell, Logan Heid, Olivia Hellman, Carson Householder, Wesley Houston, Hayden Jordan, Nico
Loaiza, Dale Lopez, Eden Chloe Marvin, Tariq Marzouca, Jackson Mueller, Jensen Nelson, Finley Olisze-
wski, Lena Phillips, Jessica Pillsbury, Michael Sims Gallagher, Travis Smith, Eriana Snyder, Elizabeth
Sutton, Riley Violette, Jansen Warbritton, Chloe Warner, Penelope Wright and Patrol: Alyssa Leger.


Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary School
The Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary School in Gibsonton were chosen for Making a Difference. They
are: Pre-Kindergarten Sadie Folckemer and Mariana McDonald. Kindergarten Le'Stajah Everett,
Alexus Kreg, Madelene McHenry, Claudia Maguire, Sadie Moore, Zoe Mduagwu, Noami Skiles and Ya-
hir Martinez. First Grade Celeste Gallegos, Kaleb Peyton, Shelby Adkines, Jayden Folckemer, Julius
Spells, Juliana Alvarez, Kevin Chavez-Ferreira and Kevin Forrester. Second Grade Dylan King, Kim-
berly Tomas-Garcia, Kaleb Jones, Leonel Bueno-Cardoso, Miguel Ramos, Nancy Chen, Braylon Smith
and Kaiden Odium. Third Grade Jonathan Salas-Vazquez, Masoud Masoud, Sasha Santiago, Rashard
Showers, Tristan Fairchild, Izzalden Shabana, Dallas Baker and Lucas Duenas. Fourth Grade Laura
Geary, Hector Rodriguez, Faythe Thornton, Gabe Roque and Almerie McDonald. Fifth Grade Kayla
Gray, Christian Whittingham, Amy Minaya, Christian Morales, Julia Reinisch, Julian Rodriguez and Ar-
aceli Chavez.


Creative Artists: Let's Create Clay Ornaments! Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 am.
"Creative Artists", 7-11 years, will create clay ornaments with Art In-
structor Nicole Lamothe. Children will construct their clay ornaments
and then they will be fired in a kiln and completed ornaments will be
picked up Dec. 3 through 7 at the Circulation Desk. All materials pro-
vided. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Information Desk or
by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant
from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.

Pee Wee Artists: Let's Create Clay Ornaments! Saturday, Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m.
"Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years with caregiver, will create clay ornaments
with Art Instructor Nicole Lamothe. The completed ornaments will be fired
in a kiln and children will pick up their ornaments Dec. 3 through 6 at the
Circulation Desk. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information
Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a
grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.

Toddler Time Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10:35 a.m.
For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger-
plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program
that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness.

Story Time Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m.
For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes,
songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute pro-
gram that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readi-
ness and social interaction.

Baby Time Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11:35 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10:05 am.
For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy
begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes
and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy
skills and encourages language development.

Adult/Teen Watercolor Crayons Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Art Instructor, Melissa Miller-Nece, will go over many techniques that
watercolor crayons have to offer. All levels welcomed and materials are
provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk
or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a
grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.

East Bay High School presents
"Children of a Lesser God'
From Wednesday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 16, the East Bay
High School theatre department will present Mark Medoff's Children of
a Lesser God.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the play starting at 7 p.m. The ticket
price for adults is $6, students are $4; admission price includes dessert
and coffee during intermission.
Children of a Lesser God won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1980,
the year the show opened on Broadway. In 1986 it was made into a film
starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin, the first deaf actress to win an
Academy Award. The film was also the first to have a female nominated
as Best Director.
The play is the bittersweet story of the relationship between James,
a speech therapist and his wife, Sarah, a profoundly deaf maid at the
school for the deaf. The course of the play shows us how two seemingly
different people can find love, yet still have much adversity placed on
their relationship. Much of the beauty of Children of a Lesser God relies
on the breathtaking sign language.
The play will be staged in the school's Kathryn Hill Auditorium. Por-
tions of the production were presented at the District 9 Thespian Individ-
ual Events Festival on October 19 where three overall Superior ratings
were earned.
East Bay High School is located at 7710 Big Bend Rd. in Gibsonton.
For more information, call 813-671-5134, ext. 271.

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ACCEPTING BIDS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION TRADES
Florida Home Partnership, Inc. a not-for-profit homebuilder is currently accepting bids for all residential construction trades for its newest Community
BAYOU PASS VILLAGE PHASE IV
A 158 home single family community to be constructed utilizing the USDA Mutual Self Help Housing Program.
FHP currently has bid packets available at its corporate office located at 201 14th Avenue SE, Suite "H", Ruskin 33570. Bid packages may be picked up for a
$15.00 fee (checks or money orders only) from October 31,2013 through 1:30 PM on Friday November 15, 2013. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at
2:00 PM on Friday November 15 at the Dorothy Duke Community Center located at 2203 Dorothy Duke Lane, Ruskin 33570. Immediately following the pre-bid
meeting all bidders are welcome to tour homes currently under construction at Bayou Pass Village Phase III, adjacent to the pre-bid meeting.
All bidders will receive three separate floor plans to bid on along with general specifications. Bids are due to Florida Home Partnership's Ruskin office listed
above no later than 4:00 PM on Friday December 6, 2013. Successful bidders will be notified as soon as possible after December 20, 2013. Basis for award
will be lowest responsible negotiated bidder at FHP's sole discretion. It is anticipated these homes will be constructed over a 36-48 month period.
FHP is seeking proposals from the following construction trades:


* Surveyors
* Block and Concrete Masons
* Frame and Trim Carpentry Contractors
* Electricians
* Plumbers
* HVAC Contractors
* Drywall Contractors
* Window Suppliers and Installers
* Roofing Contractors
* Vinyl Siding Contractors
* Carpet and Vinyl Suppliers and Installers
* Ceramic Tile Suppliers and Installers
* Shelving and Mirror Suppliers and Installers
* Cabinet Makers and Installers
* Pest Control (termite) Contractors
* Stucco Contractors
* Excavation and Grading Contractors
* Waste Disposal Contractors
* Insulation Contractors
* Suppliers of Lumber, Concrete, Paint,Trusses,Appliances and
Masonry Products
* Supply & Install Sod,Trees and Landscaping


All Bidders must have appropriate state or county license for trade and
carry $1,000,000 in General Liability Insurance and $1,000,000 worker's
Compensation Insurance. Minority and small businesses are encouraged
to apply. All contractors and suppliers must furnish a minimum one year
warranty from date of occupancy.

For Further Information contact Kim Bishop at 813-672-7860 x 261 or
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Opening Art Reception: Painting and Mixed Media- Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.
The Painting and Mixed Media Opening Art Reception welcomes artists
Harriet Rollitt, Linda Pieroth Smith and Jeanine Tatlock. The show will in-
clude paintings, glass mosaics, printing and collage. Meet the artists and
enjoy light refreshments. The show runs through January 2, 2014. Funding
for this progra.m. provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library.
Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11
All libraries will be closed for Veterans Day.
Introduction to iPad Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m.
An introduction to the iPad including AppleIDs, WiFi, the App Store,
and more. Limit: 20.
"Six by Six Exhibition" Entry Forms Wednesday, Nov. 13 all day
2014 Call For All Artist Entries for the "Six By Six Exhibition," Small
Art/Big Ideas non-juried show. Entry forms for artists in any medium
are welcome within the size restriction of six inches by six inches. Entry
forms are available at the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652.
Entry forms are due no later than January 15, 2014. Questions? Contact
Laurie Burhop, Art Coordinator 813-273-3652.
Artist Applications for Crawford Gallery Wednesday, Nov. 13 all day
"A Call to All Painters, Mixed Media and Photography Artists." Ap-
plications are available at the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-
3652. Application deadline is January 13, 2014.
eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 am.
Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on
a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free
app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out
and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Presented by the
Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Limit: 20.
Adult/Teen Watercolor Crayons Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Art Instructor, Melissa Miller-Nece, will go over many techniques that
watercolor crayons have to offer. All levels welcomed and materials are
provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk
or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a
grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.
Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants
are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 play-
ers. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652.
Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library.
SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Nov. 13 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!
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.










Learn home canning with Hillsborough
County Extension
Preserving food at home may seem intimidating, but Hillsborough
County Extension's home canning classes make getting fruits and veg-
etables from the garden to the jar easy and fun.
All classes take place at the Hillsborough County Extension Office,
5339 CR 579 in Seffner. Register online. The cost for a family of up to
four people is only $10.
* Home Canning of Sweets, Pickles and Fruits
These classes demonstrate equipment and procedures needed for fruit,
tomatoes, jams and pickles. Participants will receive recipes and infor-
mation so they can go home and start canning.
Fruit and Pickles: Friday, Nov. 22 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tomatoes and Jam: Saturday, Nov. 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Jam and Pickles: Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tomatoes and Fruit: Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Jam and Pickles: Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
* Home Canning of Vegetables, Meats and Seafood
These classes demonstrate pressure canners and procedures needed to
can vegetables, meats and seafood. Different types of canners are heated
to familiarize participants with the different operations. Participants will
receive recipes and information so they can go home ready to start can-
ning. Participants can bring their canner or gauge for testing.
Friday, Nov. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information on canning classes, contact Mary Keith, Hills-
borough County Extension Office, 813-744-5519, ext. 54136. Register
online at http://hillsborough.ifas.ufl.edu/nutrition/canning.shtml.


Permanent drug take-back boxes now available
The Hillsborough County Drug Take Back Initiative has installed per-
manent drug take-back boxes at four Hillsborough County Sheriff's Of-
fice locations. This initiative, which allows drop-off of unwanted pre-
scription drugs with no questions asked kicked off on Oct. 22 at
four locations in the Tampa Bay area.
The boxes are located at the following Sheriff's Office locations:
District 1:14102 N. 20th St. in Tampa
District 2: 2310 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa
District 3: 7202 Gunn Highway in Tampa
District 4: 503 33rd St. SE in Ruskin
This initiative is designed to ensure that unwanted prescription drugs are
accounted for, and disposed of in a safe and secure manner. Educational ma-
terials related to the effects of prescription drug abuse and information re-
garding addictions services providers also is available at the same locations.
The Hillsborough County Drug Take Back Initiative is a collaborative
effort by the Hillsborough County Strategic Planning/Criminal Justice
Office, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, and members of the Hills-
borough Community Anti-Drug Alliance. This project was selected for
funding by the Hillsborough County Public Safety Coordinating Council
and is supported by a Federal Justice Assistance Grant.
For additional information about the Drug Take Back Initiative, con-
tact the Criminal Justice Office at 813-276-2033.


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Simple solutions for family dinners


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(Family Features)
Today, less than half of
American families eat dinner
together every day. (So,...:
National Survey of Children's Health 2011/2012).
One secret to dinner on busy
weeknights is keeping the
ingredients for your favorite
meals within easy reach.
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Growing up in the 1970s, my next
door neighbor raised his family
working as a milk man (for the
younger readers, he delivered
milk and ice cream to homes,
placing a family's order in an
insulated box on the doorstep). I
knew someone raising a family by
working at a gas station.
That is likely not possible today.
The growing income inequality in
this nation is skewing the cost of
life to a higher end, increasingly
out of reach for those who lack
the means. Yet the need for
janitors hasn't decreased. The
need for store clerks, restaurant
workers and even teachers hasn't
decreased. The costs of life have,
of course, increased.
Growing income inequality
is not sustainable, a point made
by economists and publications
such as the Wall Street Journal.
The United States already has
among the worst statistics
for income inequality among
developed nations. As individuals,
we are limited in how to solve
this growing problem. In South
Hillsborough, however, there is
a vast pool of successful retired
businesspeople. They should not
be forgotten nor dismissed as


meals on the table fast, any night
of the week:
Keep your freezer organized
for quick meal planning. Buy
extra frozen or fresh poultry, beef
and pork when they go on sale.
If fresh, freeze them in family
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mere old people but rather raised
up and encouraged to share their
hard earned skills with others.
Nor should those in need be
so easily dismissed. For the vast
majority of people, it is clear
that a lifetime of handouts aren't
the answer, nor even desired.
But sometimes, especially these
days, the simple act of getting
some bootstraps, whether via
food stamps or help with rent
and the electric bill can make the
difference between broken down
in failure or finding the road to
success. Somehow we need to
get over the idea that poverty is
entirely self-inflicted and get back
to the idea that earning a living
should allow for just that a
means for living.
Forced redistribution of wealth
is not the answer, either, of
course. But there are things our
representative government can
do to at least help to level the
playing field and if we the voters
can change our attitude, we can
help convince elected officials
to change theirs. Being poor is
not a sin. But doing nothing to
help bridge the growing divide
between the haves and have-nots
quite possibly is.


vegetable varieties that help
complete a meal.
Spend less time searching for
recipes. Pick one day a week to
sketch out a menu filled with fast
and easy home-cooked family
favorites. It's easier to save time
during the week if you already
have a plan.
Take advantage of cooking short
cuts. Using pre-cut, high quality
vegetable varieties not only saves
money on wasted produce, but
also on shopping and prep time
without sacrificing the quality and
taste of the meal. Plus, since the
ingredients are already chopped,
the only thing you have to open is
the bag. Goodbye cutting board,
hello Recipe Ready!
Enlist helpers. Having the kids
help with some of the cooking
makes the process more fun,
plus kids are more likely to eat
what they create. Have kids
mix ingredients, top dishes with
garnishes and help put dinner on
the table.
Recipe Ready vegetables
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1/4 teaspoon salt
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gredients and simmer uncovered,
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Safe boating classes to be held at
Apollo Beach Racquet Club
Flotilla 75 (Ruskin) of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the
basic safe boating course "About Boating Safely" at the Apollo Beach
Racquet Club from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesday eve-
nings: Nov. 12, 19 and 26. Learn safe boating practices. Learn some
basic knots. Learn details of docking. Learn more about navigating in
local waters.
The cost is $40 and includes the ABS book, a lifetime reference man-
ual. Many boaters quickly recoup their investment when their insurance
company reduces their premium upon successful completion of the
course. In addition each graduate receives the Florida Boating Safety
Education I.D. Card.
Boaters who take safe boating classes, statistically, are not the ones
involved in headline-getting boating accidents.
Apollo Beach Racquet Club is located at 6520 Richies Way, just past
Apollo Beach Elementary School in Apollo Beach.
Call Ray Stewart today for reservations and information at 813-645-
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enrollment is for Medicare ben-
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current Medicare policies and
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Open Enrollment Website
If you're comfortable using a
computer, you can easily compare
Medicare's drug plans yourself
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a-plan, and type in your zip code
or your personal information, en-
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your Medicare coverage, select the
drugs you take and their dosages,
and choose the pharmacies you
use. You'll get a cost comparison
breakdown for every plan avail-
able in your area so you can com-
pare it to your current plan.
This tool also provides a five-
star rating system that evaluates
each plan based on past customer
service records, and suggests ge-
nerics or older brand name drugs
that can reduce your costs.
It's also important to keep in
mind that when you're compar-
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strictly by its monthly premium
cost. Low-premium plans are often
associated with higher prescrip-
tion co-payments and may end up
being more expensive. Look at the
"estimated annual drug costs" that
shows how much you can expect
to pay over a year in total out-of-
pocket costs including premi-
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Also, be sure the plan you're
considering covers all of the drugs
you take with no restrictions. Some


plans may require you to get per-
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drugs before they will cover cer-
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phone for free.
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in person or over the phone. They
also conduct seminars during the
open enrollment period at various
locations throughout each state. To
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You also need to know that
Medicare's "donut-hole" the
coverage gap in which you must
pay out-of-pocket for your drugs
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2014, you will get a 52.5 percent
discount on brand-name drugs,
and the federal subsidy for generic
medications will rise from 21 to 28
percent in 2014.
The 2013 coverage gap begins
when your total drug cost exceeds
$2,850 (that includes your share
and the insurer's share of the costs)
and ends when combined spending
is $6,455. After that, your Part D
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South Bay recognized as top performer on quality
measures
South Bay Hospital was named one of the nation's Top Performers
on Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and
surgical care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health
care organizations in the United States.
South Bay Hospital is one of only 182 hospitals nationally that achieved
the distinction three years in a row.
"We are very proud of our recognition as a Top Performer in Key Qual-
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Executive Officer at South Bay Hospital. "We strive to provide the best
possible care for our patients through the use of evidence-based prac-
tices."
The ratings are based on data reported during the 2012 calendar year
that measure how frequently hospitals follow clinical guidelines that
have been proven to provide improved health outcomes. This year's list
of Top Performers represents the top 33 percent of more than 3,400 eli-
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SCC, Kings Pointers, can get wilderness experience close to home


* By PENNY FLETCHER
penny@observernews.net
Citizens wouldn't think they had
to ask the county for permission
to access to their own property but
Sun City Center residents had to
do just that before being allowed
to clear their new nature trail.
"We had to get permission from
the county to get egress across
the county's property onto the
site," explained Howie Griffin,
who served as liaison between the
Nature Trail Planning Committee
and the Sun City Center


Community Association board.
"We've been talking about
having a trail like this for about
two years," said Al Alderman,
"but the Task Force that put
it together was created in the
spring."
At the trail's dedication and
ribbon cutting across the entrance
Oct. 29, Mike Raff expressed
thanks to everyone who worked
on the project.
Raff and his friends will be
major users of the trail. Raff
recently started both a hiking


club and group called Friends of
the Sun City Center Nature Trail
that will act as a "Friends of the
Park," monitoring the state of the
trail, reporting anything that needs
to be fixed or maintained, and
helping keep it cleaned up.
The Hiking Club of Sun City
Center is a separate group. Both
Sun City Center and Kings Point
residents may join. "Anyone can
enjoy the wilderness right here,
close to home," Raff said. I ikiiig
allows you to enjoy Florida's
natural beauty, observe wildlife


Saturday November 9th I 10:00 am -2:00 pm

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eyes! Each 1,000 pounds of paper shredded saves one mature tree. So protect yourself
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and improve physical fitness.
Hiking as a group provides the
additional benefits of safety and
companionship." Right now, there
are about 40 active members in
the new club.
Not all the Hiking Club
activities will take place in Sun
City Center, but all will be in or
around Hillsborough County, he
said. Hikes are scheduled for the
second and fourth Wednesday of
most months.
Sun City Center and Kings
Point residents who are not
members of the Hiking Club may
also enjoy the new trail.
It comprises (nearly) a one-mile
stretch of cleared path located


on the west side of W. Del Webb
Boulevard between Seton Hall
and Vincennes avenues. Parking
is on the grass for golf carts and
cars, away from the street.
"The trail is not for dogs, bikes
or golf carts," said Griffin. "It is
for walkers only."
A circular trail with many inside
cross-over trails cut through it
was planned by a Task Force
which has since disbanded.
Rose Porter, a former journalist
who lives across the street from
the entrance to the Nature Trail is
excited to see it open. She worked
on the Task Force and loves

Continued on page 28


PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
Sun City Center residents celebrate the opening of the new Nature
Trail on 37 acres of land owned by the Sun City Center Community
association. The ribbon cutting and "official first walk" took place
Oct. 29 with representatives of the committee that planned the trail,
the association board, and the association maintenance staff that
did the hands-on work.


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You, me and business:

Chamber membership is key to your success


In a couple of weeks, the Chamber
will be sending out renewal notices
to all of our member businesses. As
we ask them to make their annual
investment with us, we
hope they will be eager
to stay a part of our or- .
ganization. No phrase is .
sadder to me than when a
business says they didn't
get anything out of their _
membership. Dana
As an old mentor of Executive
mine said many times, "It SCC Chc
isn't called net-sitting; it Commerc
isn't called net-eating;
it's called net-working." For any
business out there contemplating
renewal (or business out there who
is pondering becoming a member)
here are some ways you can maxi-
mize your Chamber membership
and improve your business.
Take advantage of our weekly
online Network newsletter which is
emailed to over 480 businesses ev-
ery week. Let us know about your
service, an upcoming event or an
award you received by Thursday
afternoon and we'll publicize it for
you for free! Were you just award-
ed a prestigious contract? Receive
a AAA rating? Get a new certifica-
,_LAai El Be sure to search
-I J! ,- I -? our classified
i ,- [- section starting
on page 35

Have something
-F hto announce
-yourself?
Call Bevedy
t 0 1 813-645-3111


tion? Begin offering a new service?
Tell us so we can spread the word!
Take the opportunity to develop
relationships and talk about your


Dittmar,
Director
omber of
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business at our monthly
coffees, luncheons and
business after hours
events. These events are
designed so you can so-
cialize in a relaxed set-
ting with lots of other
members. It's more fun
to talk shop over hors
d'oeuvres and a bever-
age. They're often held
at a business you may


never have visited. You might even
win a cool door prize!
Display your business cards and
brochures in the racks in the Cham-
ber lobby where more than 10,000
visitors stop by every year. Rare
is the day we don't have several
people come into the building "just
to browse." They often leave with a
handful of business cards. If yours
aren't in the rack, how can they call
you?
Reach out to every single Cham-
ber member by purchasing a set of
480 addresses of Chamber mem-
bers for direct mail or invitations
for a one-time use. Having an open


house or big sale? A postcard sent
to your fellow Chamber members
will get you more attendees and
shoppers.
Join a committee (Membership,
Ambassadors, Governmental Af-
fairs) or work on a project (Holiday
Golf Cart Parade, Business Expo,
Membership Drive, Golf Tourna-
ment) where you will meet new
people and develop a deep bond by
working together toward a specific
goal. Special projects are usually
short-term commitments and a lot
of fun to do.
Be recognized in every Network,
on the website, flyers, banners and
at every Chamber event by becom-
ing an annual sponsoring Trustee.
We have partnerships at several lev-
els and will work with you to make
sure your package gives you all the
amenities your business needs.
Put your Chamber membership
sticker on the front door of your
business or on your car so people
know you are a credible business.
We offer them for free, so put them
on all of your company vehicles!
If you are involved in Chamber
events and follow these sugges-
tions, you'll see just how effective
your Chamber membership is!


Ballet Gala in Bradenton Nov. 16
Brandon Ballet will present a Ballet Gala entitled "Dancing Through
Generations II" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Manatee Perform-
ing Arts Center in Bradenton.
It will be a performance of classical ballet and mixed repertory, with
guest dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Joffrey
Ballet and San Jose Ballet, among others.
Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased online at www.brandonbal-
let.org.
The Manatee Performing Arts Center is at 502 3rd Ave. West in Bra-
denton.


Bayou Pass Village Phase IV coming to life
Nonprofit homebuilder seeks clients and contractors


Florida Home Partnership, a
nonprofit homebuilder located in
Ruskin, has begun home sales in
its newest community, Bayou Pass
Village Phase IV.
FHP has developed and sold over
350 homes in Bayou Pass Village
phases I, II, and III. There cur-
rently are only 8 lots left to sell in
the phase III community. FHP has
administered USDA's Mutual Self
Help Housing Program since 1995
and constructed over 650 homes
in southern Hillsborough County
since then.
Phase IV is located at 14th Ave.
SE and 6th St. SE. Prices for the
new homes will begin at $133,500
and eligible buyers can receive
down payment assistance from the
state and Hillsborough County to
make payments as low as $585 per
month, including taxes and insur-
ance. Participants in the mutual
self-help program trade a mini-
mum of 600 hours of sweat eq-
uity building their homes, within
a construction group of 5-9 addi-
tional participants, for their down
payment.
The new development at Bayou
Pass Village phase IV had the site-
work completed this past summer.
The entire development at this lo-
cation includes the future phase V
for a total of 300 new homes.
The development will include a
community center, swimming pool,
two parks and two playgrounds
and extensive landscaping prior to
completion. There is a total of 78
acres which will include two very
large ponds and two smaller ones.
"This development will feature
more than 100 waterfront homes"
said Earl Pfeiffer, FHP's Execu-
tive Director.


Construction of a new model
home called the Monterey, a 4
bedroom, 2 bath home with a 2
car garage and 1597 square feet of
living area, started on Halloween
Day and should be opened by mid-
March, Pfeiffer added.
With the beginning of the new
model home, FHP is reaching out
to area contractors, subcontractors
and suppliers to submit bids for
the 158 homes to be built in this
new phase. Pfeiffer, who is a state
licensed residential contractor
has a penchant for working with
smaller, local, family owned ven-
dors, suppliers and subcontractors.
"This development will generate
between 15 and 20 million dollars
of economic activity in the next
three or four years" Pfeiffer re-
ports, "and FHP would like to see
a majority of this work go to South
Shore-based businesses. We are a
local company and prefer to keep
our money recycling in the local
community."
The new lots go on sale imme-
diately. It will likely be summer
before construction activity at
this newest development is in full
swing. Qualified buyers will have
a choice of available lots in the
first area to be developed, includ-
ing choice waterfront lots.
Funding for this development
comes from USDA, Rural Devel-
opment and Hillsborough Coun-
ty's Affordable Housing Services
Department.
Homebuyers and those interested
in bidding on construction services
can contact Florida Home Partner-
ship at 813-672-7889 or visit their
website at www.flhome.org.


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Harvest good health by participating in routine preventative screenings.
Join South Bay Hospital for a fall themed Community Health Fair.
Thursday, November 14th
8:00 am 10:30 am
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1210 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573
FREE Health Screenings:
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DEXA/Bone Density Screening
Stroke and Cardiac Risk Assessment
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A rainy start and record crowds at Seafood Festival


NOVEMBER 7, 2013


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
mitch@observernews.net
The 25th annual Ruskin
Seafood Festival began on a
damp note with steady rain falling
into the afternoon, making for
unusually short lines at the many
food vendors for those braving the
weather. By afternoon, however,
the sun began peeking out just as
the festival went into its first-ever
evening run, with South County's
own LadyHawke taking the stage
and food and beverage vendors
staying open until 8 p.m.
Sunday dawned beautifully and
with it came what some vendors
described as record crowds.
Although official numbers
weren't available at press time,
an estimated 25,000 people were
expected to attend this year's
event, held at E.G. Simmons Park.
It is South Hillsborough's largest
festival and the SouthShore
Chamber of Commerce's biggest
fundraiser of the year.
On Saturday during the festival,
Shannon Brown of Kids R'
Kids South Shore was named
Honorary Mayor of SouthShore,
collecting approximately $7,000
of the $14,000 in total honorary
mayoral race donations. The
funds go to area charities and
towards future chamber activities,
from community events to
assisting area schools. Brown
was collecting donations for local
youth athletic programs, a passion
of her late husband who passed
away from cancer. In her late
husband's memory, she created
the Refuse to Lose Fund to help
children who may not otherwise
be able to afford to participate in


Other charities included the
VFW, the Firehouse Cultural
Center and the Good Samaritan
Mission, Inc.
For information about the


SouthShore Chamber, visit www.
southshorechamberofcommerce.
org or on Facebook at www.
facebook.com/southshore.
chamber.


shannon Brown, second trom left, was named Honorary Mayor ot
SouthShore. Other candidates were (from left): Mandy Burdick,
Anne Madden and John Smith.


Dancing to the sound of Apollo Beach-based LadyHawke: This year
marked the first time the festival remained open after dark with live
music, food and beverages available (and dancing, too).


The Performing Arts Company of SCC presents
nt THE ROLLINTSI


a NEW musical COMEDY about
politics, poker & the GAME of life

October 30, 31 November 1, 2, Z7, 8, 9
7:30 pm nightly w /2:30pm matinee Nov 9
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Music DIRECTOR
ELLEN KLEINSCHMIOT

PRODUCER
BARB BRTVA

Public Welcome!
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NOW EVERY TUESDAY! 1 3p.m. Life Concerns Support Group.
NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY! 10 11 a.m. Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the
public!
THURS., NOV. 7 3 4p.m. Aging Gracefully Support Group. For individu-
als who are learning to live with the effects of aging in a graceful, healthy manner.
Facilitated by Kay Coburn Dyer, Geriatric Care Manager.
TUES., NOV. 12 1:30-3:30 p.m. Better Breathers Support Group
CO.P.D. Join Lorrie Quistad, RRT who facilitates this growing group. The first
half of e.i, in.. ..i i% consists of education, the second half physical !,. i.,fiIive
guided exercises to assist you in recovery. To learn more about what is available
to you, do not miss this group.
WED., NOV. 13 10 -11 a.m. Charles Schwab Investment Series. Don't
miss this opportunity to meet with Ann MacKay, CFP with Charles Schwab as she
discusses: "Bond Investing Beyond the Basics"
WED., NOV. 13 2:.30 4p.m. Diabetes Support Group. Join Susan L Park-
er- Heitel, RN, Certified Diabetic Educator from Nurse On Call Home Health Care
as she facilitates the support group "Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care."
THURS., NOV. 14 10 11 a.m. Interested in Your Ancestry? Learn how
to research your genealogy, don't miss this opportunity to spend time with Tolhie
J Banker, M.A. and M.I.S., Faculty I ih". r'i at Hillsborough Community College
SouthShore Campus as she takes you through the steps to discover your past using
free research tools!
THURS., NOV. 14 10 11 a.m. FREE Memory Screenings provided by Dr.
Mary Stedman from Stedman Clinical Trials.How much of my memory have I re-
ally lost? Are you interested in Clinical Trials designed to cure Alzheimer's? Want
to learn more about memory loss? Don't miss this opportunity to meet with Dr.
Stedman.
THURS., NOV. 14 1 2p.m. Neuropathy Support Group Held at the Com-
munity Association in the Caper Room on North Pebble Beach. Are you suffering
from pain and numbness in your extremities? Has neuropathy affected your bal-
ance? Attend this meeting where Thomas Freyman, PTA from Hometown Home
Carewill provide FREE BALANCE TESTING and discuss therapeutic approaches to
dealing with this disease.
THURS., NOV. 14 2:30 4p.m. Mental Wellness Support Group Facilitated
by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by South
Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and United Methodist Church of SCC.
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An array of solar panel trees provides power from the sun and con-
venient shade for cars in the parking lot.


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over 65?

Did you know people
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On the center's opening day,
Nov. 1, the water in the basin
was a balmy 88 degrees.


MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS
When the bay temperature drops below 68 degrees manatees will
begin congregating in the warm waters of the Apollo Beach TECO
power plant canal. The discharge canal is a state and federally des-
ignated manatee sanctuary providing needed protection from cold
water for the slow-moving, gentle giants.


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power and, coincidentally, shade for vehicles in the expanded parking
S lot. New nature trails are in place and among those currently under
construction are trails connecting the Manatee Viewing Center with
"' "- 'a' a new conservation and technology park, a program resulting from a
".. ."'* partnership with the Florida Aquarium, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
S Conservation Commission and TECO.
"f Even with so much to offer, it is the manatees that are the star
Cg attraction at the center. People have been coming to the site during the
S winter months since 1986 as the manatees came to enjoy the warm,
clean saltwater used in cooling the power plant. In the coming weeks,
when the temperature drops below 68 degrees in the bay, the manatees
~will begin arriving in large numbers. The bay temperature was
approximately 75 degrees on the center's opening day on Nov. 1. The
temperature inside the relatively shallow basin was a balmy 88 degrees.
The Manatee Viewing Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
_- from Nov. 1 to April 15. The center is closed on Thanksgiving,
Christmas Day and Easter. It closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The expansive center is well worth a trip on any occasion but for
S those who just can't make it, TECO offers a live webcam of the basin,
H j offering a glimpse of the manatees through the web.
ie P.A The TECO Manatee Viewing Center is located at 6990 Dickman
teoita*l)^ gRoad in Apollo Beach. Both admission and parking are free. The
center is ADA compliant.
For more information, visit www.tampaelectric.com/company/mvc or
call1813-228-4289.


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Hillsborough County announces 2013 Recycled Yard Art Contest winners


Hillsborough County Extension recycled or recyclable materials,
congratulates the winners of the and able to withstand outdoor ele-
2013 Recycled Yard Art Contest ments.
that was held at the Hillsborough First Place Adult (Post High
County Fairgrounds in October. School Individual) Jack Lynn for
This contest was open to county his metal Rooster constructed from
residents of all ages. The entries a Freon tank and scrap metal.
showed amazing creativity, much First Place Middle School
of the artwork was created with Group Dowdell Middle School


for their Fish Tank created with a
leaking aquarium, screen, pack-
ing peanuts, plastic Easter eggs,
Bubble Wrap, glass and plastic
bottles.
First Place Middle School In-
dividual Blyss Bolger, Winthrop
Charter Middle School student, for
her Can Flower that was made with


large and small cans and paint.
People's Choice Award Andy
Hamilton for his Junkyard Dog
sculpture created with a chain,
spring, golf clubs, pressure gaug-
es, a tire iron and wrench.
These winning Recycled Yard
Art pieces are on exhibit through
November at the Hillsborough
County Extension office, 5339
County Rd. 579 in Seffner. Exhibit
hours are weekdays 8 a.m. to 5
p.m., excluding holidays.
For more information on the
Recycled Yard Art contest or hor-
ticultural questions, contact Lynn
Barber, Hillsborough County Ex-
tension, at 813-744-5519 x54105
or barberl @ hillsboroughcounty.
org. Gardening information is
available at http://hillsborough.
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PUBLIC NOTICE

FREE HEARING TEST SET FOR SENIORS
PINELLAS, PASCO, HERNANDO AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES Electronic hearing tests will be given
during the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
There will be a hearing specialist at each of the locations below. Everyone should have a hearing test at least once a year if there is any trou-
ble at all hearing clearly. Even people now wearing a hearing aid or those who have been told nothing could be done for them should have a
hearing test and find out whether modern methods of hearing correction can help them hear better. Do not miss this valuable opportunity to
learn more about your hearing and the causes of hearing loss. To avoid waiting, please call ahead for an appointment.

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Hern Is Los AnmhtYu a*oT GtI ak


* The Outer Ear
When sound waves reach the ear, they are gathered by the funnel-shaped outer ear and channeled into the
middle ear. Sometimes hearing loss can be easily and quickly corrected by clearing '1d. I that can occur
from wax build up.
Years of using q-tips to clean your ears can embed layers of wax so tightly that it affects your ability to hear
clearly. That's why the first part of your ear exam will be with an otoscope to determine if there is any ',1 I :j,-
that can open up your ear canal and allow you to enjoy the beauty of unmuted sound again.
* The Middle Ear
At the entrance to the middle ear, sound waves hit the eardrum. A damaged eardrum can not only be
painful, but it can muffle natural sounds and make it extremely difficult to hear clearly. If you' i, i, i ,_
hearing loss, it's important to find out if it is a correctable condition involving the middle ear.
* The Inner Ear
Sound vibrations travel through the middle ear and into the fluid filled inner ear where they are converted
into signals that are sent to your brain. Damage to the inner ear can lead to deafness, so it's vital to make sure
your inner ear is functioning properly. Problems with the inner ear often require surgery or medication. If the
damage is irreparable, you'll want to ask about the new cochlea implants that can help restore your ability
to hear again. There is also new scientific and medical research with stem cell transplants that can regrow
damaged inner ear hair follicles (known as cilia) that send -I- .h.iii :il,_ i::. to your brain allowing you to
translate sounds into language. Researchers at Stanford University say that they are 5-10 years away from a
breakthrough that could possibly correct human deafness.
How Hearing Is Tested
To evaluate your hearing a specialist will perform a series of hearing tests. These tests are often performed
by using a combination of electronic equipment and headphones.


Knowledge About How Your Ears Work Helps With The Healing Process!
It's important that you have a basic understanding of how your ears work. The
healing starts when you first acknowledge that you have a hearing problem.
S The next step is to get your ears examined so you will know the cause and the
'degree (mild to profound) of your condition.


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What Hearing Tests Show
Hearing tests can determine whether a hearing impairment exists and what the cause may be. Your hearing
examination will also let you know the degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, from mild to profound, and
what technologies are available to help correct your hearing loss. The results of your hearing exam will provide
you with the road map to what you should do next to regain and restore your ability to hear clearly again.


iWhy Do People elay ] UP1 Addres[s ~*1ing1 Hear*ing m Loss?~r


In America, the average person with hearing loss delays dealing with it for 5 to
7 years. The big question is, "Why do people waitso long before confronting
the obvious problems that come with an inability to hear clearly?"
Accepting & Correcting Your Hearing Loss
Researchers estimate that over 30 million people in the United States suffer
from hearing loss, but almost 75% avoid scheduling a hearing test to determine
the cause and how to remedy this condition. As the baby boomer generation
ages, more people are going to experience hearing loss.
Many people with hearing loss do not take the steps needed to correct the
problem. The first step starts with getting a hearing exam when you first notice
you are experiencing symptoms. A hearing test can determine the cause of
your hearing loss, and which state-of-the-art hearing devices can improve
your quality of life. There is often a period of denial or hesitation that must be
overcome before the appointment for the hearing test is made.
At first it may seem like you only have very mild hearing loss, if any,
because you can hear someone talking to you, or you can hear the TV, radio,
or a movie, you just can't catch every word. Or you may have trouble following
conversations, but you always come up with a reason why it's too noisy, people
are speaking too fast, or there are too many people talking at once.
The truth is that when you have early, mild hearing loss, you will start to
have trouble hearing certain higher frequency sounds. Consonant sounds are
in the higher range and are the first to go. While you may hear voices, you
may find yourself mistaking similar-sounding words, like "rent" and "sent" or
"time" and "lime".
If you believe you have mild hearing loss, begin by getting a hearing exam.
You can use the results of the hearing test to rule out or fix any correctable
conditions, and then you can assess if any of the new and advanced hearing
technologies can help you hear more clearly.
After your hearing test you will be able to make a more educated decision
about what your options are to prevent further hearing loss and hear more
clearly immediately, improving your overall quality of life.


Thomas Edison Suffered From Hearing Loss!
One of the most famous people with hearing loss in history is the inventor Thom-
as Edison (1847-1931), who is credited with inventing the phonograph, light bulb,
and movie camera. What many people are not aware of is that Edison became
technically deaf in his early teens. It could have been from a childhood illness or
the result of a "boxing"of his ears by a train conductor.

Purchasing a hearing aid is not a decision made lightly. It's important that
the person you are working with listens to you and works together with you to
address your specific hearing needs. You need to be able to trust their guidance
in choosing a solution to match your lifestyle.
Advances In Hearing Care!
A hearing specialist with Audibel Hearing Centers will be available to answer
all your questions and discuss the latest advances in hearing care. Even with
the new technology, your brain still needs time to readjust to hearing sounds it
may not have been hearing for years. You will be amazed at your own ability to
reconnect with your life with the help of this advanced technology.
In addition, technology is constantly changing. A hearing test can now
determine if you have even very mild hearing loss, and the new generation
of digital hearing aids has nearly eliminated the problems of feedback, and
extraneous noise that was bothersome with earlier models.
Most hearing losses don't require expensive hearing aids to help you with


sounds you were missing, including those lost consonants, without introducing
additional, distracting noises. Personalized programming adjustments ensure
your hearing aid is set to your specific loss and unique needs.
No One Will Know
It is true that hearing aids of past years did have a stigma attached to them.
They were large and bulky, and usually they were visible to anyone who walked
by. But just as the internal technology has changed, so have the external
characteristics of digital hearing aids. New models are virtually invisible when
worn making your Audibel hearing aid far less noticeable than your hearing
loss. With advanced digital technology and miniaturization, nobody else has to
know that you're wearing a hearing device.
In addition, hearing aids technology has an exciting future. Even now you
can have your hearing aid connected to different external devices, such as an
MP3 player, a cell phone, radio, or your TV. As microchips continue to get small-
er, the amount of data processing power continues to increase at astronomical
rates, allowing for hearing aids to be made smaller while continuing to improve
sound quality. If you checked out hearing aids five years ago, you should take a
look at the new models- you might be surprised at how far things have come
and how easily hearing loss may be corrected.
Hearing loss can affect people of all ages. If you were in the military, law
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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.


Penny
Penny is a beautiful tabby with
silky soft fur. She was a C.A.R.E.
cat when she was young and has
had a home for the past five years.
Unfortunately, her owners were no
longer able to care for her due to
illness. She is a super-friendly gal
and is the first one to come to greet
the volunteers everyday. Penny is
looking for a new forever home
to call her own. Won't you give
this special girl a second chance?
Penny has been spayed and is cur-
rent on her shots and as part of her
adoption will be microchipped.
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2008.


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Rosco came to C.A.R.E. along
with a terrifying story: His rescuers
told us that a cruel person pushed his
head into an empty cheese ball buck-
et! He was seen running around the
woods with his head lodged in the
bucket for four days before he was
rescued. Since arriving at the shelter,
he has physically healed and gained
weight but is still quite timid around
strangers. With time and kindness,
Rosco's true personality surfaces.
He's very sweet and goofy. He loves
ili. d,, %, pool and to sit like a circus
bear for treats. Rosco knows many
commands and is eager to learn. He
also enjoys the company of the other
dogs (except small breeds). Rosco
will need a patient, dog savvy owner
who can give him time to trust and
fully recover. Can you be Rosco's
hero? No apartments please. Rosco
is neutered, microchipped, and cur-
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DOB: January 2,2011.


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has launched a Dog Bite Preven-
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children and their families about
preventing a dog bite incident. As
there are more than 4.7 million dog
bites each year and 50 percent oc-
cur among children under the age
of 12, the program's mission is to
inform children and their families
in a fun, interesting and creative
manner about the ways to properly
handle a dog.
Through this initiative, Camp
Bow Wow locations across the
country, including Home Buddies


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travel to local schools, daycares,
libraries and other community
venues to conduct book readings
of Scout Says, 'Dog's Get Ner-
vous, Too.' A book written from
a dog's perspective, this educa-
tional tool serves to teach chil-
dren about the behaviors that may
cause a dog to bite. Additionally,
after each book reading, the chil-
dren and their families will receive
takeaways, including a copy of the
book, a magnetic photo frame and
bookmark. This program is offered
free to children ages 3-15 through
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Bite Prevention program to your
community, contact Kelly Hatch-
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Camp Bow Wow, Tampa, at 813-
935-7387, who will visit your ven-
ue free of charge.
For additional information about
Camp Bow Wow, Home Buddies,
Behavior Buddies, or the Bow
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available; for more information,
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Reminder:

49th Annual Veterans Day

Tribute is Nov.10
The ceremony will take place at The Master of Ceremonies will
Veterans Memorial Park and Rear be Walt Raysick, President of the
Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Veterans Veterans Council of Hillsborough
Museum, located at 3602 US Hwy County, Inc., and the keynote speak-
301 No. in Tampa, a half mile south er will be Colonel Andre J. Briere
of the Florida Fairgrounds. USAF, Vice Commander, 6th Air
The ceremony will begin prompt- Mobility Wing, MacDill AFB
ly at 11 a.m. in remembrance of the There will be several dignitar-
time that the Armistice to end the ies in attendance. Board of County
First World War was signed. Commission Chairman Ken Hagan
The ceremony will begin with will present a Proclamation. The
the presentation of colors by a joint coveted Edwin Porterfield Award
color guard made up of members and the Keeping the American
from 4th Assault Amphibian Bat- Patriotic Sprit Alive Awards will
talion Honor Guard and JROTC be presented, along with a special
Cadets. The National Anthem will presentation by the Latin Soldiers
be sung by Firefighter and Retired Veterans Motorcycle Association to
Marine Thurnell (Chip) Shields and the Museum and Parks Committee,
the Pledge of Allegiance will be led Inc.
by a JROTC Cadet There will be This ceremony is open to the
over 100 JROTC Cadets from the public and tented seating will be
area high schools in attendance to available. Following the Veterans
perform drill demonstrations and a Day progra.m. refreshments will
Pass in Review, be served by VFW Post 8108 from
The POW/MIA Missing Man Riverview.
ceremony to remember those who
have not yet made it home will be
performed by the Scottish American
Military Society. A Wreath Trib- Licensed
ute will be presented by the Gold
star Wives, Gold Star Mothers and psychologist now
Gold Star Families of America. The M iar
playing of TAPS and a rifle salute accepting Medicare
will be rendered by the Riverview and health insurance
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Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob
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Texas.
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Martinez is the son of Daniel Mar-
tinez of 1st Street SE, Ruskin.
He is a 2012 graduate of East Bay
Senior High School, Gibsonton.
Army
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basic combat training at Fort Jack-
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history, tradition and core values,
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currently serves as a ClinicalAssistant Professorfor that
residency program. He looks forward to practicing all
phases ofgeneral dentistry.
This office offers a number of aesthetic, restorative
and rehabilitative dental services. With a board-
certified prosthodontist on site, all aspects of
restorative treatment are available, including crowns,
bridges, complete and partial dentures, implant
restorations and sleep apnea.


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AMC TV series 'Freak Show' films episode in Gibsonton
0 Continued from pace 17


with Orlando's Cirque Adventure
circus troupe, drove more than
an hour with some friends for the
taping.
"I really enjoy the circus and
then I saw the show (Venice
Beach Freak /..- *n ) and I really
got sucked into it," said Thomp-
son, who follows several of the
show's performers via social
media.
The teenager, who "cleaned up
my mom's entire house so she
would drive me here," said the
show is about more than looking
at unusual people. "I think the ap-
peal of the show is that they teach
you not to be afraid of who you
are, just be yourself."
Miguel Gonzalez of Tampa
didn't mind the rain as he waited
with some friends for a chance to
see the show. A California native,
Gonzalez watched the show live
in California.
"It's very shocking and different
with lots of things you have never
seen before and it just kind of
makes you think differently about
life," Gonzalez said.
Watching 'the Human Jack-0-
Lantern, the man with no face'


days."
Curiosity drove Brandon's Kelly
Pepin to line up for almost an
hour with her son.
She had never watched the show
on TV but going to the taping is
"a chance to see something you
really don't see anymore. I used
to see them at carnivals when I
was a child but not nowadays. I
think it's a loss."
Several performers from the
show strolled Ybor City the night
before the taping, informing curi-


NOVEMBER 7, 2013


ous bystanders about the Riv-
erview taping. That's where they
hooked Kim Tice.
"Lobster Boy was there with
the man who puts a meat hook
through his face. It was very eye-
catching," Tice said.
Performers on the show want
to see more carnivals bring back
"freak shows," something Tice
believes would have a mass ap-
peal.
"Everyone loves a freak," said
the Riverview native.


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Venice Beach Freak Show at the Museum of the American Carnival,
6992 Riverview Dr. on Nov. 2.


place a candle in his eye socket
gives Gonzalez pause when it
comes to his own problems. "That
blew me away. It totally changes
my outlook. Nothing is really that
bad in my life."
A former carnival games kiosk
owner, Toni Keffer waited patient-
ly under her umbrella for tickets.


She recalled her children taking
food and drink to fair "freaks" in
the 1960s when the bearded lady
and strong man were staples of
every traveling fair.
"If we brought them food, they
didn't have to go out in public
where people would see them.
All the fairs had 'freaks' in those


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from Orlando for the taping.


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SCC wilderness experience
1 Continued from page 17


"natural Florida landscape." She
has a xeriscaped yard, with all
native plants that require little or
no watering.
The physical work was
performed by Sun City Center's
maintenance staff led by
maintenance supervisor Kelly
Emerson.
"We had to go in with an
excavator and clear palmetto
patches," he said. "It took my
crew almost six months."
The maintenance staff,
members of the Community
Association board of directors,
including President Ed Barnes
who cut the ribbon, some of
Raff's "Friends of the Trail"


and hikers, and residents who
like to look at native flora
and fauna were on hand for
the ceremonial ribbon-cutting
across the small wooden gate
leading to the head of the trail.
Many then took the first
official walk together.
For additional information
visit the Sun City Center
Community Association
website www.suncitycenter.
org and look under "Outdoor
Activities." For information
about the Hiking Club or
to help with Friends of the
Nature Trail, contact Raff at
813-642-8624 or email him at
mraff98@yahoo.com.


So.Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672
Every Sunday Football, 1 p.m.. 5 high-definition TVs.
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 Chef's Special for all Elks
and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests,
5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Turkey with all the trimmings including
dessert. Only 50 tickets available.
Monday, Nov. 25 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests,
5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Beef Stew on Biscuit including dessert.
Only 50 tickets available.
The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environ-
ment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is located at 1630
US Hwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone 813-645-2089.






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Reader Terre Cochran engages a child in a book. The readers meet
with the children for one hour a week on Monday afternoon.
The Hope Fund for Children holds
Breakfast & Bingo at Community Hall


On Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8:30 to
11 a.m., the Hope Fund will hold its
semi-annual Breakfast & Bingo at
Community Hall on South Pebble
Beach Blvd. in SCC.
The admission price is still only $6
for a large omelet of your choice, a ba-
gel with cream cheese or a Danish, or-
ange juice, coffee or tea. Bingo begins
at 9:30 a.m.; Bingo cards are $1 each.
Play for cash prizes. Tickets are avail-
able at the door. Everyone is welcome.
The Hope Fund is a501(c)3 organiza-
tion made up entirely of volunteers who
are dedicated to improving the lives of
at-risk children who live in Wimauma
and attend the after-school and summer
programs at Bethune Park.
The Hope Fund now partners with
RCMA to maintain the buildings and
keep the programs going so that these
children will have a safe place to go
after school and during the summer
while their parents work. Currently,
the main focus of the Hope Fund is
to provide scholarships to those fami-
lies who cannot afford the full cost
of sending their children to Bethune
Park.
Along with a volunteer Board, the
Hope Fund consists of people from


SCC and Kings Point who generously
give their time to help the kids. They
volunteer for one hour a week as tu-
tors, mentors, readers and reading in-
structors. There is a running program
to promote good exercise habits, and
there are art classes which encour-
age the children's creative side. The
Fund also runs a Kids' Cafe which
provides healthy snacks after school,
holiday parties, and field trips. There
is a sex and drug education program
for older children.
There are some wonderful things
going on for the children at Bethune
Park. The children are thriving and
look forward to the visits from the
senior community of SCC and other
communities. Go to Breakfast &
Bingo this Saturday and help the pro-
grams continue.
For more information about the
Hope Fund and Breakfast & Bingo,
to volunteer to work with the kids
for one hour a week, or to give a tax-
deductible contribution call, Carla
Miles at 813-634-4268. All money
raised goes entirely to benefit the
children.
More information may be found at
the Fund's website at www.the-hope-


Florida Boxer Rescue
hosts 13th Annual
Boxer Bash
As the Florida weather begins to
cool down, Florida Boxer Rescue is
headed outdoors for the 13th Annual
Boxer Bash, a family-friendly event
taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Canoe Outpost,
18001 US. Hwy 301 S. inWimauma.
"Boxer Bash is our largest and most
successful event each year, drawing
about 300 people and their four-legged
friends," says Lori Kammerdiner,
filoddrgB3oxer Rescue volunteer and
member of the board of directors. "As
a completely volunteer-staffed orga-
nization, we look forward to bringing
together our volunteers, past adopters,
future adopters and fellow dog lovers
to celebrate our favorite breed."
Boxer Bash will feature activities for
pets and their people, and is free to at-
tend. There will be live and silent auc-
tions, a raffle, music, food and drinks,
games and vendors. While proceeds
will directly benefit the Florida Boxer
Rescue, all breeds are welcome at the
event.
Canoe Outpost will also be holding
a free movie night on Friday, Nov. 8,
and a spaghetti dinner on Nov. 9 and
breakfast on Nov. 10 for overnight
guests with proceeds benefiting Flor-
ida Boxer rescue. Mentioning "FBR"
at the outpost will get guests a $5 dis-
count off their canoe rental and $5 do-
nation to Florida Boxer Rescue.
Florida Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization whose
sole purpose is to find permanent and
loving homes for neglected and aban-
doned Boxers who are in shelters and
also to assist owners who must find
new homes for their beloved Boxer
dogs. The organization is fully staffed
by dedicated volunteers and all Box-
ers in the program are in foster homes
where they can receive love, attention,
and any medical assistance needed.


Cypress Creek Golf Club
1011 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin

Please call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2


S1-1RUSKIN VTFW POST #62117
^ ). 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, Nov. 7 Bar Bingo 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 8 Fish Fry 4:30-7 p.m. Music by Ben Myers 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9 Veterans Day Parade 11 a.m. Refreshments and
music by You 2 Can at noon. Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30
p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 12 Games in lounge, 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3
p.m., game 6 p.m. Kitchen open 4:30 p.m.

Pie and Coffee seminar series presents
'Common Sense Estate Planning'
The South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging will continue
its 2013 Pie and Coffee Seminar Series with a program entitled "Com-
mon Sense Estate Planning," presented by Donald Linsky.
The seminar is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Hil-
ton Garden Inn in Riverview, at Hwy 301 and 1-75 (4328 Garden Vista
Dr., next to Progressive Insurance).
Linsky has been servicing South Shore residents from his Sun City
Center office since 1982, in all areas of law, but specializing in wills and
estate planning. He is a Member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust
and Elder Law sections of the Florida Bar. He has a Masters Degree in
Federal Tax Law (LLM).
There have been many changes in the laws and regulations governing
seniors, making it difficult to "stay ahead of the game." Linsky urges
all seniors and anyone who will eventually become a senior to attend
the seminar. "Don't get caught unprepared," is his advice. Getting all
the proper documents in place before they are needed is absolutely im-
perative for everyone, regardless of their financial situation. The process
doesn't have to be costly, but not doing so can be devastating for the fam-
ily and the estate, both emotionally and financially. Being prepared can
bring peace of mind for the senior and their family members, knowing
that their wishes will be carried out and assets protected. Linsky's wit,
combined with his vast knowledge, will make this sometimes dry topic
engaging and even entertaining.
This is no ordinary seminar on wills and estate planning... you won't
want to miss it! Come for the pie....stay for the seminar!
Questions regarding the seminar can be directed to Jenny Loktu at 813-
784-0235 or jenny@ tendercaretampa.com.
The seminar will be sponsored by the Community Mental Wellness
Center, PA., as well as the Hilton Garden Inn and Village Inn, both of
Riverview.






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Tarpon statewide snagging definition, gear
rules changes effective Nov. 1
Changes that will add language to the current statewide snagging defi-
nition for tarpon and modify what types of gear can be used when fish-
ing in Boca Grande Pass went into effect
Nov. 1.
These changes will provide further pro- Pro
tection for this iconic fish. Prohibited
The first part of the adopted changes j j
includes adding language to the snagging
definition to prohibit catching or attempt-
ing to catch tarpon that have not been
attracted or enticed to strike an angler's
gear. This change will apply to tarpon
fishing statewide.
The current definition for snagging or
snatch-hooking is the intentional catch of
a fish by any device intended to impale or
hook the fish by any part of its body other cag
than the mouth. Adding language specify-
ing that gear must entice the fish to strike oi
with, and become hooked in, its mouth
will help further protect tarpon from the
act of snagging.
The second part of the changes prohibits fishing with gear that has a
weight attached to a hook, artificial fly or lure in such a way that the
weight hangs lower than the hook when the line or leader is suspended
vertically from the rod (see photo). This change will apply to fishing for
all species year-round within Boca Grande Pass.


Copyright pitfalls for writers is topic
The widespread use of electronic media has changed the rules of the
Copyright picture.
On Saturday, Nov. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m., the Friends of the South-
Shore Regional Library will present Anne Dalton, Esq., a specialist in
this area, who will try to make sense of the current and ever-changing
landscape of "Copyrights and Fair Use: Traps and Pitfalls for Writ-
ers.
Her talk, with plenty of time for questions, will be held in the Craw-
ford Art Studio of the Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin.
The event is free and no registration is required. For more informa-
tion, call 813-273-3652.


Sprinkler system reminders
Now that we've all set our clocks back, remember that you need to
adjust your sprinkler system, too.
All watering must be done before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. The restrictions
apply to most water sources, including private wells, and ponds or lakes
that are used as alternate irrigation supplies.
The schedule for watering established lawns and landscaping in un-
incorporated Hillsborough County, as well as the City of Tampa, is as
follows:
Addresses ending in 0, 1, 2 or 3 Mondays and Thursdays
Addresses ending in 4, 5 or 6 Tuesdays and Fridays
Addresses ending in 7, 8 or 9 Wednesdays and Saturdays
Locations with no address (common areas) and locations with mixed
addresses (such as office complexes and shopping centers) Wednesdays
and Saturdays
It's worth the few minutes it takes to check and reset the timer of an
automatic sprinkler system. For residents living in unincorporated Hills-
borough County, violating the restrictions could mean a penalty of $100
for the first offense, $200 for the second and so on, leading up to $500
for the fifth and succeeding violations. Non-payment will result in a
summons to appear before a code enforcement special magistrate, and
the possibility of additional fines and a lien being placed against the
property.
For complete information on water restrictions in unincorporated
Hillsborough County, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/Water. For a
recorded message about the restrictions, call 813-275-7094. For other
questions, call the Water Conservation Team at 813-272-5977, ext.
43991, during regular business hours.


Gamble Plantation holds car,

truck show on Saturday


The Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection's Gamble
Plantation Historic State Park, in
conjunction with the Gamble Plan-
tation Preservation Alliance and
Manasota S.O.L.V.E. Maternity
Homes, will host the 17th Annual
Car and Truck Show at Gamble
Plantation on Saturday, Nov. 9
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy quality clas-
sic and antique vehicles, door priz-
es and 50/50, food concession by
Holy Smoke BBQ and music by
Lance's Cruzin to the Hop. Tours
of the Gamble Mansion will also
be available for their regular fee.
Vehicle participants can pre-regis-
ter for only $15 or pay just $20 the


day of the show.
Admission and parking for the
event is free to the public. All
money collected will benefit the
Gamble Plantation Preservation
Alliance, a nonprofit Citizens
Support Organization dedicated to
supporting the Gamble Plantation
Historic State Park and Manasota
S.O.L.VE. Maternity Home for
single mothers. Gamble Plantation
is located on US 301 in Ellenton,
approximately one mile west of
1-75 (exit 224).
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cArea Obituaries


NOVEMBER 7, 2013


Peter A. Curtiss
Peter A. Curtiss of Sun City Center,
Fla. died October 27, 2013 at home
under the care of family and LifePath
Hospice.
He was born May 20, 1933. His
parents were Art and Eleanore Foulkes
Curtiss of Rochester, N.Y., and his
stepfather was Dr. Richard L. Greene.
Peter graduated from Middlesex
School in Concord, Mass. and
Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
Upon completion of his ROTC military
obligation, he remained in the U.S.
Army Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant
Colonel.
Returning to Ithaca, he worked as
an editor/writer for General Electric
Advanced Electronic Center, Light
Military Division. When the unit
moved to Syracuse, he took a job with
Cornell as a Grants and Contracts
Administrator, working mainly with the
Physics, Chemistry, and Astronomy
Departments and Material Science
Center.
Retiring in 1995, Peter and his wife
Rhoda (Pidge) Chase Curtiss moved
from Etna to their summer house on
Lake Simond at Tupper Lake, N.Y.,
property they had owned and enjoyed
since 1965.
They moved to Sun City Center,
Fla. in 2009. He was a member of the
United Community Church of Sun City
Center.
In addition to his wife of 58 years,
he is survived by brother-in-law Bob
Chase, sister-in-law Janet Curtiss,
nieces, nephews and cousins.
A great big thank-you to his aides for
the wonderful care they gave him.
As Peter was always active in
community projects and organization
events, his family hopes that you will
remember him by doing random acts of
kindness or donating to the charity of
your choice.
There will be a Celebration of Life for
Peter at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6
at United Community Church in Sun
City Center. Burial will be at Sarasota
National Cemetery at a later date.

Helen Elizabeth Cyr
Helen Elizabeth Cyr, 92, of Sun City
Center, passed away on October 29,
2013. She was born in Hempstead,
N.Y. on June 3, 1921, was a loving
mother and grandmother who enjoyed
her family and many friends. She will
be greatly missed and remain in our
hearts forever.
Helen is survived by her husband
Raymond, daughter Ellen and grandson
Peter Jennings. Also surviving are
niece Betty Wagner, nephews Robert
and Bill Seabury and other great nieces
and nephews.
Helen was a member of the
Daughters of the American Revolution,
Mayflower Society and the Alden
Kindred of America, Incorporated.
Helen was active in a variety of
organizations, which included the
Apollo Beach Women's Club and
Garden Club of Pittsford, N.Y. She
did volunteer work at Strong Memorial
Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., was an
avid bridge player, served in the Sun
City Center Security Patrol and loved
to travel. During WWII she worked at
Grumman Aircraft in Bethpage, Long
Island. Following the war she worked
for Doubleday Publishing Company,
Garden City, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held at 1
p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at the
Sun City Center Funeral Home 1851
Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center.
Interment will be at the Sarasota
National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Col. George Mercer Brooke
Chapter of the DAR college scholarship
fund at P.O. Box 6343, Sun City Center,
FL 33571-6343.
Oktoberfest was
big success
Fellowship Hall at St. Andrew
Presbyterian Church was nearly
overflowing with members and
guests at the church's recent Ok-
toberfest. The event included Ger-
man food and live music, authentic
decorations, dancing and a toy pig
race. St. Andrew is located at 1239
Del Webb Blvd. West.


James Edward Keister
James Edward Keister, 69, of Apollo
Beach, Florida, died peacefully on
Monday, October 28, 2013, after a brief
illness. Jim will be greatly missed and is
survived by his wife of 43 years, Connie
Marshall Keister; son James Edward
Keister, Jr. of Tampa; grandchildren Yvi
and Jayla; niece Alex; and nephews
Sam and Banc.
Jim was born in Providence, R.I. He
moved to Riverview, Florida in 1981 and
in 1994 relocated to Apollo Beach. Jim
was the founder, President, and CEO
of Pace Messenger Service in Tampa
and in 2009, he retired from N-E Where
Transport, Inc. in Tampa.
Jim was a member of St. John the
Divine Episcopal Church in Ruskin/
Sun City Center and was an excellent
Mason, Shriner, and friend as a member
of Hillsborough Masonic Lodge No. 25,
Tampa, and a member of the Scottish
Rite, Valley of Tampa, and York Rite,
Plant City Chapter No. 6, Plant City,
Florida. He was also a member of Egypt
Shriners and a long-time member of
the Egypt Shriners Motor Corps Unit
and Egypt Shriners Yacht Club.
Jim enjoyed life, his motorcycle,
fishing and hunting, his dog Niko,
horses and his most recent interest,
"Big Red."
A memorial service was held
November 2 at St. John the Divine
Episcopal Church. Donations in Jim's
memory may be made to St. John the
Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 East
Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, FL
33573 or to Shriners Hospitals for
Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa,
FL 33607-1460.

Sound The
Shofar celebrates
Chanukah Nov. 10
Sound The
Shofar will meet
from 2 to 4
p.m. on Sunday,
Nov. 0lin the
SouthShore Re-
gional Library in
Ruskin.
This will be an
early celebration of Chanukah. If
you go, take along a Kosher "fin-
ger food" to share. This will be a
time of fellowship and fun, with
Israeli dancing and music.
Pastor David Jones of Ruach
Ministries in Brandon will briefly
share the meaning of Hanukkah.
Everyone is welcome.


Janice A. Schaibley
11/9/41 11/3/13
Janice A. Schaibley (Jan), 71, born
in Streator, Ill., resided in Apollo Beach,
Fla., passed with the Lord Sunday,
November 3, 2013.
She is survived by husband Charles
J. Schaibley ofApollo Beach; daughters
Lisa K Schaibley-Viera of Riverview,
and Kelly Schaibley of Tampa; brothers
Jack Nicklin of Illinois and John (Bill)
Nicklin of Tampa.
Many thanks to her family, friends
and LifePath Hospice of Sun City
Center, Fla. for all your love, prayers
and support.
In lieu of flowers you can make a
donation in Janice Schaibley's name
to LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center,
Fla.
Mom, We Love you and Miss you
Always.

Grief Cafe comes
to UMC Nov. 13
What is Grief Cafe? It's a re-
laxed, small group conversation
about loss and grief, served with
refreshing beverages and delicious
food. It is especially helpful for
those who have ever experienced
signicant loss of any kind.
At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.
13, Grief Cafe will be at the Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Sun City
Center, 1210 W Del Webb Blvd.
Grief Cafe is offered with no
intention of leading participants
towards any particular conclusion,
product or course of action.
There is no fee to attend, although
free-will donations are gratefully
accepted to help defer costs.
Group size is limited to ensure
a friendlier, more personal experi-
ence, so reservations are a must.
To make your reservation, call
727-487-3207.

Questions about the
Catholic Church?
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
in Sun City Center offers an out-
reach ministry called "Come and
See," a kind of Catholic Open
House, held the third Friday of
each month from 1 to 2 p.m. in the
Conesa Center. This is an oppor-
tunity for non-Catholics to learn
more about the Catholic faith. The
format is one of informal questions
and answers, discussions about
faith, the Church and its traditions.
All are invited to come as often as
needed.


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Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)
.- ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: Nov. -April .................. 8:30a.m. Day Care Available
Mon.- Fri.
Rev. Richard Nussel and All Year............... 10:45 a.m. 6 a.m. -6p.m.
Phone:645-1241 Sunday School............ 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198

S Friendship Baptist Chrch sunday WEEKLY SERVICES
Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ....................... Bible Study
i 1511 El Ranci o Dr. 11a.m .................... Bible Study
1.n11 El Rancho Dr. 10a.m. &6 p.m ............Worship
Sun City Center, FL 33573
S --- Phone/Fax: Wednesday
813-633-5950 6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study


REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354
,o Reverend David Allman, Pastor
v7, Telephone: 813-634-1292 Website: sccredeemer.org
'01 Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m.
Holy Communion First & Third Sunday Bible Class Thursday 10 a.m.




Spirituality Rather Than "Religion"
Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL
www.u n ityco m m u n ityofjoy.com 8134819060


SFirst Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M. i
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *Morning Worship 10:30AM. I
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M. 8"
Interpreter for the Deaf Mid-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.L 7
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle A. enue Malcolm S. Clements, Paslor
Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301

Prince of Peace Masses:
of Pe c Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon

Catholic Church Saturday Vigil.................... 4:00 p.m.
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 = _- Daily ................................ 8:00 a.m .
Phone: 634 2328 Fax: 633 6670 Confessions:
www.popcc.org Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.


S Sunday School (all ages)........ 9:30 a.m.
NO R I SI Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m.
SB"APTIST CHURCH Sunday Evening Worship ....... 6:00 p.m. SBC
"Loving God, Loving Others, Wednesday (all ages)............. 6:30 p.m.
Serving Beyond Borders" Dr Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor
1301 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645-1121 www.nbcor.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 i
(813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org

&c w EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ .
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
-NON-INSTRUMENTAL-
SERVICES: Sunday ........................ 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.: 6:00 p.m. A
Wednesday ................7:00 p.m. -

A%4^ 4 Wimauma Church of God
1 ^ e z Sunday School................................ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship.................. 6:00 p.m.
S lM \l Wednesday Youth Worship............... 6:00 p.m.
eVingAl Wednesday Evening Service............. 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Tom Durrance 5504 S.R. 674, Wimauma, FL 33598 o 813-634-4776

S Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel
Synagogue 1115. E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396 www.sccuu.org
Freedom is the fire that burns away illusion.
J- ames Baldwin


Christ Centered Holy Spirit Led Sunday 10:00 a.m.

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1210 Del Webb Blvd West 634-2539


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8:30 a.m..................................Contemporary Service
9:30 a.m.......................................... Traditional Service
10:00 a.m................................Contemporary Service
11:00 a.m ........................................ Traditional Service
4:00 p.m ........................................Hispanic Worship
Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer
Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer


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Southside Baptist Church
71"A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church"
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Sun City, FL 33586 813-645-4085
"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.j


cw(stian Cbr Worship Service @10:30 am
c_. Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am
K* E 170733rd Street Southeast
RJu kin, Florida 33570
www.fwirstchristiansuncitycenter.com
SFCC SCC Phone: 813-419-4930
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820 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL 33570
645-6439
www.fbcruskin.org A Resourcefor Families
Sunday School................................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship............... 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. D y
Evening Service .............................. 6:00 p.m. Dr Barry Rumsey
Wednesday Night Service ................ 7:00 p.m. CK2 ThroIS SCh 12thL
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First Church of Christ, Scientist
204I 2nd St. N.W. Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 645-6102
Sunday Service........................................................ 10:00 a.m .
Sunday School......................................................... 10:00 a.m .
W wednesday Service.................................................... 5:00 p.m.
Reading Room............................... Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m.
AllAre Welcome



W St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Sunday Services
Traditional Service 9:00 a.m.
Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.
S Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness
A Stephen during worship the second Sunday of every month.
Mxmustry
Church Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. Salmon
J Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service.
I @Refreshments served.


1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible


Phone: 813-634-1252
For information visit:
www.standrewatscc.org


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SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton


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U.S. Hwy. 41
106 11th Ave. NE
Ruskin
813-645-1714
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Vigil M ass..................................................................... Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Mass..................................... 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
M onday thru Friday .....................................................................8:00 a.m.
Holy Days....................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Espahol.........Sabado 6:00 p.m.; Domingo 12:30 p.m.; Jueves 7:00 p.m.
Confession.................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:15 p.m.

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Tapestry Brass concert Braun & Wolf return to UMC for
at Prince of Peace violin/piano concert


On Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.,
the Prince of Peace Concert Series
continues with its second concert
of the season.
The concert, featuring the tri-
umphant sounds of the Tapestry
Brass, will take place in the Mon-
signor Diego Conesa Parish Cen-
ter. Tapestry Brass is a brass cham-
ber music ensemble that seeks to
exemplify the spiritual inspiration
of composers and arrangers of sa-
cred music.
The concert is open to the public
and free of charge. A free will of-
fering will be accepted, however.
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
is located at 702 Valley Forge
Blvd. in Sun City Center.

Murder Mystery
Dinner served up
at UCC
When a (fictional) dinner guest
falls flat on his face in his (real)
salad.., dead... he not only "kicks
the bucket," he kicks off an eve-
ning of fantasy, fun and food all
for a good cause.
Murder on the High 'C s,' to be
presented at the SCC United Com-
munity Church at 6 p.m. on Friday,
Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23,
furnishes diners the challenge of
solving a murder. The high "C's"
are furnished by "opera stars"
Renee Flamingo, Marilyn Horn-
blower, Placebo Domino, Luciano
Provolone and Leontyne Priceless,
in reality, the Bel Canto Singers.
This entertaining farce, which
contains a legitimate concert of
song, comes from the pen of Peg-
gy Burgess, creator of Freedom
Frolics and its recent success,
Best Little Horse Town in Texas.
In addition to playwriting, Bur-
gess is an instructor at Community
Church College, an associate of
Freedom Plaza and columnist for
The Sun newspaper.
UCC is utilizing this mystery
dinner event, billed as "Comedy
with a Touch of Class," as a fund-
raiser for the numerous charity
programs it sustains in this locale.
Tickets are now on sale for $20.
For tickets and reservations call
the UCC office at 813-634-1304 or
Paula Litckfeldt at 813-633- 6793.


The United Methodist Church of
Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb
Blvd. West, will host a duo recital
by Matitahu Braun on violin and
Gary Wolf on piano, on Friday,
Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.
The duo will perform the Sonata
in C Major, K. 296 by W. A. Mo-
zart, the Sonata in G Major, Opus
78 by Johannes Brahms and Ed-
yard Grieg's Sonata in A Minor,
Opus 36.
Violinist/Violist Mati Braun is a
native of Israel, where he graduat-
ed from the Israel Academy in Tel
Aviv. He came to America in 1962
to study at the Juilliard School
where he received Artist and Post-
Graduate diplomas and was the
recipient of the prestigious Naum-
burg Prize. In 1969 he joined the
New York Philharmonic, a position
he held until 2006. He also served
as Principal and Solo Violist with
the Dallas Symphony in the late
1970s. Braun is well known as a
recitalist and chamber musician.
Pianist Gary Wolf has performed
as a recitalist and ensemble musi-
cian throughout the United States


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and Europe. Dr. Wolf conducts
workshops, master classes, clinics
for teacher groups, and has taught
many award-winning students. He
holds the Doctor of Musical Arts
Degree from the Eastman School
of Music where he studied with
Cecile Staub-Genhard. He is pres-
ently a Professor Emeritus at UCF
and an Adjunct Professor of Piano
at Rollins College.
A donation of just $10 is request-
ed at the door on the evening of
the concert. For additional infor-
mation about this and other events
and activities at the United Meth-
odist Church of Sun City Center,
contact Jeff Jordan, Director of
Worship Arts, at 813-634-2539.


Front row: Willie T. Holman, Lealah Santos and Wanda Roberts.
Middle row, from left: Jenna Santos, Michelle Hancock and Syl-
via Thomas. Standing, from left: Russell Miller, Aaron Bostick and
Robyn Santos.
New Beginnings holds Annual Fall Hog Killin'
On Oct. 27 the congregation of New Beginnings Fellowship gathered
for one of their favorite events. They enjoyed Dinner On The Grounds
and then brought out their piggy banks for the Annual Fall Hog Killin'.
This year there were 10 participating hogs with the honor of Top Hog
(i.e., the one who had the most change) going to Lexi Hancock.


Beth Israel hosts Chanukah Party
At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, the Sisterhood and Men's Club of Beth
Israel Synagogue will host a Chanukah party for members and guests.
Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing to music of the Scott Blum trio
The menu will include a choice of brisket, chicken or vegetarian with
all the fixings, assorted salads, jelly donuts, wine and cold drinks
The donation is $20 for members of Beth Israel or the Sisterhood or
Men's Club; $25 for non-members. For more information, contact Ro-
chelle Lafer at 813-938-3824 or rlafer@gmail.com. All reservations
must be prepaid by Nov. 15 since money will not be taken at the door.

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Knights of
Columbus sponsor
pasta dinner
On Friday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m., the
Knights of Columbus and Ladies'
Auxiliary will sponsor a Pasta Din-
ner in the Conesa Center at Prince
of Peace Catholic Church.
All are invited to come enjoy
pasta, meatballs and sauce, garlic
bread, salad, ice tea, and coffee.
Tickets are available for $9 per
person or $16 for two. Tables of
8 can be reserved and take-out is
available.
For more information, call Jack
Hawkins at 813-642-9383 or Steve
Lucas at 813-210-3111
Prince of Peace is located at 702
Valley Forge Blvd. in SCC.
God or Nature?
Perhaps the greatest exponent of
pantheism was Baruch Spinoza,
the Dutch philosopher. Since Nov.
24 marks the 381st anniversary of
his birth, this seems an appropri-
ate time to explore his life for its
inspiration for UUs.
Dr. Robert Tucker will lead the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
of SCC in this endeavor on Thurs-
day, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Fel-
lowship meets in the Henry Gib-
son social hall of the Beth Israel
Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd.,
East. All are welcome.






34 OBSERVER NEWS SCC OBSERVER THE CURRENT


Christmas Around the World comes to St. Stephen Church in


Nov. 14- 17
The SaintAnne Catholic Church
will hosts its annual Fall Festival
in Ruskin from Thursday, Nov.
14 through Sunday, Nov. 17.
The Fall Festival will feature a
variety of carnival rides, games
for all ages, and numerous food
vendors to satisfy every taste.
The Festival is open to the en-
tire Community.
Brandon
synagogue offers
health series
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 21,
Congregation Beth Shalom of
Brandon will present a four-part
series designed to provide rel-
evant information about important
health-related issues, particularly
pertinent to members of the Jew-
ish community.
These programs are as follows:
"Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30
p.m. "What's in Your Genes?"
The Victor Center for the Pre-
vention of Jewish Genetic Diseas-
es of Miami Children's Hospital
is providing specialist Dr. Parul
Jayakar to provide an overview of
Jewish genetic diseases. RSVP for
this event by sending your e-mail
to niewdnarb@yahoo.com.
"Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
"Affordable Health Care Act"
Dr. Lawrence Floriani, Board
Certified orthopedic surgeon and
Specialist in Medical Insurance,
will address the controversial new
federally mandated medical insur-
ance now in effect.
"Tuesday, Feb. 18,2014 at 7:30
p.m. "LifePath Hospice-a holis-
tic approach to end-of-life care"
The presenter will be Sue Pa-
gano, Professional Relations spe-
cialist with LifePath Hospice, who
will address palliative care for
chronic diseases.
"Thursday, March 6, 2014 at
7:30 p.m. "A Genetic Approach
to Cancers"
Meghan Sherman Caldwell, MS,
CGC, a Certified Genetic Coun-
selor at the Moffitt Cancer Center,
will address genetic predisposi-
tions to certain types of cancer,
especially breast cancer, ovarian
cancer, and colon cancer.
All programs will be held at 706
Bryan Rd. in Brandon and are free
and open to the public. For more
information contact Adult Educa-
tion Chairperson Janice Perelman
at 813-571-2029 or email chin-
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This event will be held on the
Saint Anne Catholic Church
grounds at 106 11th Ave. NE at
the intersection of 1lth Ave. and
US Hwy 41 in Ruskin.
Hours are Thursday from 5 to
10 p.m. (Dollar Night all rides
are $1.00); Friday from 5 to 11
p.m.; Saturday from Noon to 11
p.m.; and Sunday from 4 to 10
p.m.
Armbands, available daily for
$15 at the gate, allow for unlim-
ited access for all the rides on the
day the armband is purchased. If
you have any questions, call the
Parish Office at 813-645-1714.
Bring the whole family and en-
joy the wonderful weather at the
Saint Anne Fall Festival!


Valrico
At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22
the St. Stephen Church Cultural
Diversity Ministry presents Christ-
mas Around the World.
An ecclesiastical holiday revered
in the hearts of every Hispanic,
European, African and Asian-
American, Christmas is steeped
with traditions dating back hun-
dreds of years, and is greeted ev-
ery year with anticipation, careful
planning, and mystical symbolism
that have become a celebration
like no other.
This special concert will take
you around the world in music:
Argentina, Poland, Germany, It-
aly, Korea, Nigeria and the U.S.
The concert will feature guest
soprano soloist Ewa Lewan-
dowska (Poland), Brittany Mruc-
zek (WNY), Adepeju Dawodu
(Nigeria), Jin Dozier (Korea),
and Jose Rivera (Puerto Rico).
Accompanying the guest per-
formers will be The Voices of St.
Stephen under the direction of
Chris Westfall. Narration will be
conducted by George Miecyjak.
This presentation will be on Fri-
day, November 22, 2013 at 7:30
p.m. to be held at St. St. Stephen
Church, 5049 Bell Shoals Rd. in
Valrico.
Pre-concert tickets are $12 per
adult; $15 at the door. Tickets are
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Bryan Rd. in Brandon. A sold-
out performance is expected, so
concert-goers are encouraged to
purchase tickets ahead of time
and arrive early for good seats.
For additional information,
contact George Miecyjak at 813-
541-1690, Miecyjak@aol.com
or visit www.ststephencatholic.
org.


Helping plan UCC's Valentine Day's dance are, seated from left: Hel-
en Bredehoft, Sally Erath and Ruth Richardson. Standing are Harry
Freidenreich, Linda Berry, Anne Ginevan and Jim Blackstone.

UCC plans Valentine's Day gala
United Community Church in Sun City Center is planning a gala event
tobe held on Feb. 14, 2014.
The evening will be a formal affair that will begin in the gardens of
the church, at 1501 La Jolla Ave., with hors d' oeuvres. A gourmet meal
will be presented inside the beautifully decorated Great Hall, where the
guests will be entertained while eating a decadent dessert.
The evening will climax with an auction both live and silent.
For more information, call Paula at 813-633-6739.


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310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Almost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana
St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1
block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday
through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing,
furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist
Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate


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1009 1st Street SW Ruskin
Open Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. noon
WE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO!
Donation drop offs accepted
TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLY
All donations must be clean and in usable condition
MARY & MARTHA HOUSE All proceeds benefit the Mary & Martha House a 501 (c)3 non profit organization providing
Shefel. supportu emergency shelter and transilional housing for homeless and abused women and Their children


310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Hugh multi family yard sale. Saturday,
Nov. 9, 8am-? At the Strawberry Market,
5574 SR 674, Wimauma

Big moving sale. Furniture, clothes,
household, some antiques. Too much
to list. Friday & Saturday. 305 5th St.,
SE, Ruskin. 8am-noon.

Homewood Residents yard sale. 3910
Galen Court, SCC. Friday 9am-2pm.
Lots of misc. Proceeds to benefit the
residents.

Big! Nov. 8 & 9. 7:30am-2pm. 2108 W
View Drive, SCC. Washer/ dryer, fur-
niture, Christmas & more. Info. email:
wview08@gmail.com

Moving in sale. Riverbend subdivision.
Ruskin. Saturday, Nov. 9, 9am-3pm.
2622 Yukon Cliff Dr.,

Yard sale. Lots of things that don't fit into
the new house. A little of this & a little
of that. Good value & great stuff. 2334
Emerald Lake Dr., SCC. Saturday, Nov.
9 only. 8am-1 pm.

3 family yard sale. Lots of items. Very
nice crystal, glass, porcelain dolls, fur-
niture, lamps, bedding, some antiques,
wicker furniture. Friday & Saturday. Nov.
8 & 9. 8am-4ppm. 131 21st St. NW,
Ruskin. (off Shell Point Rd)

Carport sale. Record players, electron-
ics, slot machine, household, air puri-
fiers, lots! 2201 W. Lake Dr., Wimauma
Friday & Saturday 9am-noon





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Household Items

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Clothing

Much, much more

Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
109 W. Shell Point Road Ruskin


310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Huge moving sale. 735 Ojai Ave., SCC.
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9, 8am-
2pm. Furniture, African collectibles,
masks, books, clothing, tools, gardening
equipment, lots of misc. Good prices,
everything must go.

Garage sale. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8
& 9. RV supplies, tools, household items
& much more. 1810 Atrium Dr., SCC.

Multi family garage sale. Friday & Satur-
day, 8am-? New & gently used bargain
galore. 1211 Hacienda Dr., SCC.

Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9, 8am-
1pm. 1623 Vistoso Lane, (Ventana
Village). Golf cart, large Barbie collec-
tion, Christmas, computer desk & lots
of misc.

Moving sale. Down sizing. Tools, fur-
niture, appliances. A lot of everything.
Saturday 8am-? 311 4th Ave., SW,
Ruskin.

King Richard MHP
community sale. Household items,
books small appliances, furniture,
crafts, more. Big Bend Rd., Saturday,
Nov. 9. 8am-2pm.

Community wide sale. Manatee RV.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 8am-noon. 20+ fami-
lies. Tools, sewing machine, bikes, patio
chairs, instruments, plus much more.
6302 Hwy 41 south, Ruskin. (Red Barn
entrance)

SCC 16 homes around South Lake.
Watch for signs & balloons. Tools,
household misc. Rain or shine. 11/8 &
11/9, 8am-1 pm.

3 family yard sale. Antiques, weedeater,
tools, high chair, toddler toys & clothes.
New women clothes sizes 6-12 & extra
large & misc. Thursday & Friday, 8:30-
1pm. 207 Richenbacker, SCC.




















Saturday, a.m.-4p.m.

NEW, EXPANDED DISPLAY AREA
More furniture & household
items to choose from!



SPECIAL!
Lg. Size Diapers 24 pkg.
(22-36 Ibs.)
$5.49
Lowest price in the area!!
Limit 4 per family
DONATIONS NEEDED
Please cal1(813) 645-5255
1311 3rd St. Vincent de Paulskin
TBehind St.Anne Church and nextift Sto Kennco Mfg
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9a~m-5 pm.
Saturday 9 a~m-4 pm.
NEW, EXPANDED DISPLAY AREA
More furniture & household
items to choose from!

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Lowest price in the area!!
Limit 4per family

DONATIONS NEEDED



Please call (813) 645-5255
1311 3rd St. NE e Ruskin
Behind St.Anne Church and nextto Kennco Mfg.


312 ESTATE SALE


Annes Estate Sales







Furniture: Dining rm table w/chairs,
corner curio cabinets, sofa w/matching
loveseat, Clayton Marcus sofa sleeper,
entertainment center, Italian marble
coffee & end tables, dinette table w/
chairs, baker's rack, patio furniture, sofa
tables, white wicker bedroom furniture,
rattan chairs, lift chair, Sony flat-screen
TV. Collectables: Artwork, jewelry, lots
of Southwestern items, Mikasa Santa
Fe pattern china. Medical Equipment:
Twin Sleep Number hospital bed,
walker, potty chair. Misc.: Ladies bike,
aluminum ladder, Hoover vac, area
rugs, gas grill, lots of artificial plants,
household & kitchen.
www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com

To Place
A Classified line Ad
Call Beverly 813-645-3111 20
words for $17.00 and 300 for each
additional word. Bold line $3. All
Classified ads are prepaid. We
take Visa, MasterCard or Discover


310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Large garage sale. 1223 Wild Feather
Lane, SCC. Friday 11/8& Saturday 11/9,
8am-2pm. Tool bench, tools, outdoor
Christmas & a lot more.

Friday, Nov. 8, 8am-4pm. 1745 Council
Dr., SCC. Lamps, tables, chairs, 10"
table saw, 52" Unifence, 10" Delta plan-
ner, 12" drill press, sander, router, tools
& more. Riding mower 13.5hp.

SCC garage sale. 11/8, 8am-1pm. 1710
S. Pebble Beach. Settee, dining table &
chairs, women's & men's clothing, misc.
household.

Large sale. Nov. 9, 8am-? 1812 Wolf
Laurel, SCC. Sleeper sofa, ladders,
chain saw, leaf blower, table & chairs,
sporting goods, reel mower, suit cas-
es.

Garage sale. Nov. 8 & 9,8am-1 pm. 1518
Danbury Dr., between Valley Forge &
N Pebble Beach. Furniture, antiques,
household items, portable rotisserie,
clothing & books.

Large garage sale. 205 Wimby Place,
(St. Andrews) SCC. 8am-2pm. 11/8 &
11/9. Collectible & more

Garage sale. 202 Strongbow Ct. SCC.
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9. 7am-
noon. Furniture, kitchen items, bed com-
forters, new dog stroller & lots more.


Pleasant
Living -
Community-wide YARD SALE
Saturday, November 9
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Breakfast & Lunch Available
Y4 mile south of Gibsonton Dr.
& Hwy 301 So.
10502 Pleasant Blvd. Riverview
Look for Signs


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8 -L Thrift Store

Wed., Fri.& Saturday
9 a.m.- Noon
Nov. 6,8 & 9
50% off
all women's tops
Plus the Secret Sale
1480 E. College Ave. Ruskin
813-641-7790
Mini5rl oT(c avary Lutheran church


Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.


6819 U.S. 301 S., Riverview
(813) 677-8180


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312 ESTATE SALES




NETTIE'SETAESAE




Contents Include: Beautiful
Broyhill Cherry Dining Room
Table w/Chairs and Matching
China Cabinet, Cherry Broyhill
Dresser w/Mirror, Gorgeous Set
of Rosenthal China, Loveseats,
Swivel Rockers, Henredon
Lamp Tables, Broyhill Sofa
Table, (2) Lift Chairs, Computer
Desk, Necchi Supernova
Sewing Machine, Kitchenaid
Stand Mixer, Kitchenware,
Home Decor, Stained Glass
Sheets for Crafts, Patio Set,
Hand & Power Tools, Mini Air
Compressor, Garage Items &
More.
Please park on side of sale
due to emergency vehicles!
Please don't miss our other
sale this Friday/Saturday
November 8-9 at
1805 Wolf Laurel Dr.
See You There!






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Contents Include: Home
Decor, La-Z-Boy Recliners,
Sofa, Vintage Side Chair and
Lamp Table, Retro Kitchen
Table w/Chairs, Maple Drop-
Leaf Dining Table w/Chairs,
Buffet, Art, Singer Sewing
Machine, Vintage Sewing
Cabinet, Futon, Full Size
Beds, Vintage Bedroom
Furniture, Cheval Mirror,
Thomasville Desk, Hammond
Organ, Area Rugs, Antiques
and Collectibles, Glassware,
Kitchenware, Household &
Garage Items.
Please park on side of sale
due to emergency vehicles!
Please don't miss our other
sale this Friday/Saturday
November 8-9 at
2333 Emerald Lake Dr.
See You There!



AAA Furniture
New & Gently Used Furniture

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312 ESTATE SALES




Nov. 8 &9
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
2001 Del Webb Blvd W.
Do not park in cul-de-sac.
3 inside white, low storage units,
glass-top kitchen table, 4 rattan
chairs, glass-top dining table, 4
chairs, white base, piano, 3-piece
entertainment center, lots of glass,
rattan couch, coffee & end tables,
wooden server, white wicker chairs
and side table. Lift chair, office
chairs, misc. chairs, dresser and 2
nightstands, inversion exercise table,
lamps, file cabinets, linens, women's
clothes, sm. & med., doll accessories,
Walt Disney collectables, Christmas
& Easter d&cor. Appliances, tools
and many small collectable dolls,
bears & misc.
508-0307 or 633-1173







Let us get done in one day
what it takes the other
guys a week to do.
We will pack-up and
pick-up one room or the
entire house for a QUICK,
PROFITABLE, TROUBLE-
FREE EXPERIENCE.
CALL
BUTTERFIELD'S
AUCTIONS


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Butterfield Auctions AB2706/AU3549


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Personalized
Service


314 ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLE
Royal Doulton china, Retired Bucking-
ham pattern #H-4971. (10) 5pc settings.
Beautiful. Valued $1,600. Asking $600.
Call Randy 813-633-4590

330 FURNITURE
Curio cabinet, 5 shelves, Solid Italian
oak, fruitwood color. 21"wide/ 13"deep/
76" tall. $350. 813-634-8767

331 APPLIANCES
Large kitchen appliances includes, GE
side by side refrigerator $200. GE range,
GE microwave, Kitchen Aid dishwasher,
sink with disposal & faucets. Maytag
washer & dryer, small chandelier, ceil-
ing fan. Must be seen to be appreciate.
SCC. 813-633-5505

335 MUSIC
Lowrey organ, Stardust, model SU530,
excellent condition. Complete with
bench, music books, manual & disks.
Originally $60,000. Asking $5,500.
615-934-7293


354 MEDICAL


Jazzy GT scooter, used only twice. SCC.
Must see. $950. 813-260-3228

360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Char-
gers, parts all related. Ronny's Carts &
Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515


425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special-
izing in outside storage for RVs, boats &
trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBay-
Storage.com






455 AUTOMOBILES
04' Mustang red convertible, V-6, auto,
many extras. 48,000 miles, like new.
$8,795 or best reasonable offer. 813-
922-6310, SCC.






511 HOUSES FOR SALE







* AWESOME WATERFRONT! BUILT IN
2007, 3/2/3+, dock, LOW insurances
$234,000
* BEST VALUE IN LA PALOMA!! GOLF
COURSE, 4/3/3, pool, low HOA and no
CDD! $343,000
* GREAT WATERFRONT LOCATION,
STUNNING HOME INCLUDED!! 3/2/2
$283,000
* BEAUTIFUL HOME IN CYPRESS
CREEK VILLAGE 3/2/2/, no CDD, low
HOA $176,200
* OVER 3/4 ACRE including
BEAUTIFUL HOME!! 3/2/2 with pool
$189,900


511 HOUSES FOR SALE


1501 W Del Webb Blvd.
$179,000


1527 W Del Webb Blvd.
$159,900



Kele ilia sSouh Shor



* RIVERVIEW PERFECT LOCATION FOR
YOUR HOME & BUSINESS on over Y
acre. Freshly painted 2 BR+Den/1BA, inside
utility and attached carport. Detached 14x28
storage building with electric. Property faces
3 roads, a block from US Hwy 301. PD Zoning
allows Professional Services (Tax :',,11i,1 .
Accountants, Attorneys) $140,000
* RUSKIN STARTER HOME: This 2BR/1BA
concrete house is in a peaceful area a block
from river, close to everything. Metal roof,
central heat and air, attached utility room,
detached shed with electric. $59,900
I recently SOLD most of my listings!
Thinking of selling or buying?
Please give me a call.
I can help!

SCLAIREJTORT 2.C1--=-.
SCell: (813) 363-7250


NOVEMBER 7 2013
511 HOUSES FOR SALE




Hampton (2BR/2BA) with up-leveled
lanai, CARPORT IN KINGS POINT
....................................................... $6 5,500
RENTAL IN KINGS POINT
Call me to advertise your RENTAL!
2BR/2BA 1700 sq. ft. double-car garage
on Golf Course. Unfurnished
................................................. $1200 /m on th






560 M H ON LOTS






A gated, resident-owned, waterfront,
55+ mobile borne community.
www.caribbeanisles.net
cislesl@verizon.net
John Lewis
office 813-641-7067
S cell 814-937-9978 (


565 M.H. IN PARKS


Park model for sale. Fully furnished.
River Oak RV Resort. 201 Stephens
Rd., Ruskin. 813-645-2439

Ruskin. 3br/lba DW in 55+ park. New
floors, roof, bath, kitchen. 12'x26' shop.
Owner finance. $12,500 obo. 813-260-
2636 or 813-230-0846

Adult park. Furnished trailer, CHA, Liv-
ing room, lbr/lba, patio, double size
carport. Manatee RV Park, 41 South;,
Ruskin. 813-641-2848. $10,000


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www.dickmanrealty.com dickman@tampabay.rr.com


Celebrating

89 Years
1924 to 2013


SUN CITY CENTER!! Great location for this 2BR/2BA split bedroom plan home. New tile
roof with transferable warranty. Laminate floors, freshly painted and ready to move in, and
enjoy all the amenities of Sun City Center. Golf cart shopping a breeze! $159,000 Call Linda
Badgerow 813-695-5515
NEW LISTING! 3/2.5 with salt water pool. Tile floors throughout. Complete privacy in back
yard plus extra lot to build or play on. Excellent condition, newer roof & A/C and lots more.
CALL KAY PYE FOR PREVIEW 813-361-3672.
PRIME LOCATION WITH A LAKE VIEW IN RIVERVIEW! This spacious and well maintained
2BR/2BA plus a den and a one car garage, second floor condo is located very close to Hwy
301,1-75 and the Crosstown Expressway! Special features include: a huge (21 x10) screened
lanai overlooking gorgeous view of a lake and natural landscaping, a split floor plan with vault-
ed ceilings, plenty of closet space, a large eat-in kitchen, a large master bedroom with a huge
walk-in closet & dual sinks in the master bath, dining area, security system and much more!
$149,900 CALL KAY PYE 813-361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201
VERY WELL MAINTAINED 3BR/1.5BA mobile home in the age-restricted, gated community
of Riverbreeze Estates. This home has much to offer with a bright and open floor plan and
an extra-large kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space. Other features include: gor-
geous laminate flooring in the living area, two Florida rooms, newer A/C, newer roof over and
more! Amenities include: a nice clubhouse, community pool, shuffleboard and a fenced area
for parking RVs and boats. $43,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201


IF PEACE AND QUIET are a requisite, this may be your lucky day. Mobile home
on 2.27 acres. 30 x40 pole barn and oak trees for shade. Sold "as is" so some TLC
is required. $55,000 Kay Pye 361-3672 or Roxanne Westbrook 748-2201


CALL US I
YOL


AWESOME WATERFRONT!! Absolutely breathtaking views of the water REAL ES1
from this 3BR/3BA remodeled and updated home. The extra large kitchen of-
fers stainless appliances, natural hickory wood cabinets and gorgeous granite 8 1 36
countertops including a large center island. Other special features include: a 8 -
nice dock and boat lift, large rooms with tons of storage, large screened lanai
overlooking 127 feet on the river, a metal roof, ceramic tile, cedar closets and much more!
$389,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 813-748-2201
COMMERICAL (CG) ZONING WITH A 3BR/1BA HOME with detached garage, this home
has county water and county sewer is available. Close to highway 41 and business locations.
$185,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201.
COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: Great retail location on Apollo Beach Blvd.
Special features include: 1890 sq.ft. built in 2006, track lighting, small utility kitchen, handicap
bath, alarm system with digital cameras, freestanding custom built showcases with glass tops,
shelving, mahogany wood trim, loads of storage. $204,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR
ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
GREAT COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH UNLIMITED POTENTIAL! Located a block from
US 41 in Apollo Beach, on 1/2 acre lot, with 3,800 sq, feet and CG zoning, property has 3
entrances from both front and back, 3 restrooms, plenty of parking spaces and could accom-
modate a large business or three smaller businesses, perhaps a beauty salon and spa, engi-
neering or real estate company, pet grooming... Newer CHA and roof, new drywall, fresh paint,
fenced area in back. $299,000 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201


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Prized zoning"M" 5021 Sq. Ft. office and storage in place. Easy access to major high-
ways and port. Completely fenced. .81 acre on dead end street. Cell phone tower brings
income. Please call for Tour. This one won't last long. $400,000 CALL Kay Pye 361-
3672
COMMERCIAL ZONING IS FEATURED ON THIS PRIME PROPERTY ON HWY 674.
Existing home is older, but would make great office. Over 300 ft of hwy frontage and 2
acres of land adjacent to new site. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672
WATERFRONT LOT! Peaceful & quiet country atmosphere & perfect location for a stilt
home. Small canal leads to Bay. Can be yours for just $29,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672
OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201
Beautiful wooded Lot, 1.23 acres zoned ASC-1. High and Dry, out of flood zone. No
close neighbors. Ready to build on so get your plans ready and jump on this. $40,000
CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201.
REDUCED PRICE on already low priced lot near 1-75, park, shopping, medical and office
buildings, university. Once had mobile home, and still has electric service, well, septic,
outbuilding, All it is missing is you and your new dwelling. Just $25,000 JUDY ERICK-
SON 468-0288
COMMERCIAL BUILDING A BLOCK FROM US 41 APOLLO BEACH! V2 acre lot, 3
entrances from front and back, 3 BA, fenced area, ample parking. Zoned CG, can accom-
modate large business or 3 separate businesses (Medical Practice, Day
FOR ALL Spa, Pet Grooming ?) Newer CHA and roof, new drywall. Fresh paint.
1_ $299,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250


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45-3211


BEAUTIFUL 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT, across the street from Little
Manatee River. Peaceful area, close to town, boat ramp and Park at end
of street. All new utilities are there and ready for your MHome/House!
$84,500 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250


1/3 ACRE CORNER LOT WITH HUGE OAKS ZONED FOR HOME OR DUPLEX: Wa-
ter, electric available (old home on site burned). Convenient location close to everything.
$25,900 Possible owner financing! CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
OWNER WILL FINANCE THIS GREAT RESIDENTIAL LOT! (Not for Mobile Home)
Desirable area right in town, with easy access to major Hwys. Cleared with nice shed
in back of lot, electric, water and sewer are available. $25,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT
363-7250
FANTASTIC LOT OVERLOOKING -i.ET, RIGHT IN TOWN! Over 1/4 acre, with very
old house and large shed i .l4i0.act location for stilt home with great view of wa-
ter. Boat ramp is across th mea t! If you need elbow room, the adjacent lot is available
as well. $35,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
GREAT FOR FAMILY WITH CHIL.D)FIN AND PETS! 3BR/1.5BA mobile home on a
very nice fenced lot. Open '4 .1E VA room, split BR plan large enclosed addition,
screened porch, carport anm- .ntry shed/workshop with washer and dryer. CHA, no
HOA, low taxes. $59,900 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250


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611 HOUSES FOR RENT

Ruskin, 3br/2ba home with covered
porch on large lot. Well suited for 1-3
people. Monthly rent $925 with signed
lease. No smoking. No pets. Security
deposit & references required. 813-
649-1599

SCC 2br/1lba, 55+ $800 unfurnished,
$950 furnished, $1,250 seasonal. Call
813-267-9956

612 APTS FOR RENT

For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly
rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542
or 813-850-7886

Ruskin, 3br/lba, CHA, utility shed,
washer/ dryer hookup. Very clean.
813- 645-1447

Apt. for rent. 55+ 2br/1 ba Completely
furnished, dishes, linens, etc. Includes
cable, partly electric, water, trash. $200
weekly, $700 monthly, $350 security
deposit. 813-245-3514



APARTMENT

FOR RENT

Management for
Newmauma Homes
Phase I, 11 and III now
accepting applications for
apartments at 5701 Bassa
Street, Wimauma, Florida.
These apartments are one,
two and three bedrooms.
Rental rates are
subsidized by USDA RA
Program and HUD
Section 8 program. Rates
are based on gross income
and number of
dependents.


Please apply in person at
Rental Office
5701 Bassa St.
Wimauma, Florida







614 DUPLEX FOR RENT

Riverview apt, 2br/lba, CHA, water,
maintenance included. Tile floors. $600
monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky
813-458-8178 or 813-641-8400

624 VACATION RENTALS

Time share for rent. Smugglers Cove,
Brandenton Beach. Dec. 14 thru Dec.
21, 2013. $750 for the week. Fully
furnished. Call Randy 813-633-4590,
for more info.


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630 M.H. RENTALS


Spaces 3br/2ba DWMH, CHA. Private
wooded acre. Near SCC. Laminate
floors, huge porches. 813-645-4708,
leave message.

For Rent: Clean
Mobile Homes With

A/C. 813-677-1086

For rent. 2 bedroom mobile home near
shopping center in Gibsonton. 813-601 -
1542 or 813- 850-7886

646 WAREHOUSE SPACE

Garage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile
home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure
Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137






680 ADULT/CHILD CARE

Caregiver Housekeeper. Helping hands
there when you need it. Excellent refer-
ences. Reasonable. Assist, organize,
clean. 813-645-1513 or 813-731-2525


Light Housekeeping Grocery
Shopping Running Errands
Companionship Sitters In-Home
or Care Facility Flexible Schedules
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137 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Ste. 104
Sun City Center 33573
(813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967
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704 JUNK REMOVAL

Hauling/ moving. Anything you don't
need, unwanted items or move to your
new home. Appliances, furniture, trash
yard debris, construction junk. No job
too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free es-
timate. Dave 813-447-6123

705 CLEANING

Ron's Cleaning Service
Quality housecleaning with integrity.
Call for free estimate. 7days a week.
Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured,
bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo
Beach, Sun City Center.
813-846-7629
Flat rate $75, full clean

708 MOVERS

Affordable Moving & Hauling. Local or
long distance. Full service moving to/
from anywhere in US. Load & unload
storage units, truck & more. Licensed &
insured. Free estimate. Call Dave 813-
447-6123. Ask about free boxes


Harrison's Moving Service
No job too big or small. Clean, honest
& dependable. Licensed & insured.
Call 813-633-5544. IM1340


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'708 MOVERS

Tony Hill Moving & Storage
In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to
whole household plus haul away
anything in your way. Packing services
available. (Fully Insured). Best rates.
Call 813-629-0108, 813-260-9840 US.
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710 LAWN CARE

Bill's Lawn Service
Licensed & insured. No contract.
Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as
$25 per cut. 813-293-6840



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Professional Lawn Caore Service
Residential & Commercial
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Irrigation Monitoring & Repair
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715 FILL DIRT/HAULING

Myers Trucking
Backhoe & Tractor Service. Cul-
vert sets, driveways, shell, crushed
asphalt, concrete, fill dirt, excavating,
mowing etc. Tony (813) 363-7963
Free estimates.


Pittman Trucking & Tractor
Service. Bank run, wash shell, fill
dirt, topsoil, sand, crushed rock &
asphalt, driveway culverts. Loader,
backhoe, grading, bushhog, discing.
Install Septic System & drain fills.
CFC#1427021. 813-645-1883

720 HOME MAINTENANCE

Handyman
Phil Oley 25+ yrs experience. Insured.
Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center
& Kings Point.
Call 813-649-1418


Quality Painting & Carpentry
Full service handyman. 25+ yrs
experience. Seriving Southshore area.
Licensed & insured. Paul 813-633-
8975 or 813-525-8252

740 MISC. SERVICES

Seawall Repairs
also new construction of docks, boat
lifts & seawalls. Free inspection. Heck-
er Construction Co. 813-236-9306


Hate that Wallpaper?
I can remove it. Want something
textured & painted. Big or small, I can
do it. Debby. 813-434-6499


Ultimate Tile & Grout
cleaning. Residential & commercial.
Licensed & insured. Call Chris for free
quote 928-458-9896








830 RESTAURANT

Dishwasher & waitress needed. Ra-
chels Country Kitchen, 5128 SR 674,
Wimauma or call 813-633-3023

870 GENERAL

Truck driver. Must be able to pass DOT
physical. To set up & deliver. Out of
state travel, Background & drug test.
Call 813-944-2918 or apply at CNN
Enterprise, 2209 S. Dock St., Palmetto.
8am-3pm.

Maintenance & warehouse help. Must
be able to fix trucks. Must pass drug
test & background check. Call 813-944-
2918 or apply at CNN Enterprise, 2209
S. Dock St., Palmernto


870 GENERAL


Drivers $5,000 sign on bonus! Great
pay. Consistent freight. Great miles on
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645-6131


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Field work in strawberry field
and research tasks.
Starting at 20 hrs/week,
transitioning to 40 hrs/week.
$10.50/hr UF-GCREC
Wimauma, FL

,_. 813-633-4112
EMPLOYER


880 MEDICAL


Sun Tower

& Sun Terrace
We have a need for a 11 pm-7am
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Nurses and PRN all shifts certified
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or concerns please contact Teri Mazza
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Catch up on what you've missed in South County
...................................................... .............................................................................................................................


* By PENNY FLETCHER
We who live year-round in the coverage
area of this newspaper have noticed a
difference in the number of people on the
roads and in stores and other places these
last few weeks.
It can only mean one thing: the
dual residents affectionately called
"snowbirds"- are back.
Each year, we here at The Observer
News, The SCC Observer and The Current
produce an edition especially geared
toward dual residents so they can find out
what they've missed during the summer.
But this story is for those who have been
here too. After all, you could very well
have missed something with all you've had
to do. A lot happens around here in the
summer, and that makes it easy to need a
refresher, even if you have read the story
the first time around!
So let's start with May, because some of
you leave for your northern homes fairly
early. And since there's only enough room
here for the highlights, let me remind you
that our main stories are always available
online at www.observernews.net and
tampabaycurrent.com.
Many of the stories are published in
all three of our papers because our staff
understands that South County is a
whole, unified community. But sometimes,
there's something that is only of interest
to a smaller section of the communities
we serve, which is why there are three
separate editions.This story combines all
of South County, and will be the same no
matter which of our papers you read.
So go grab that cup of coffee and catch
up on the local news. As always, we're glad
to have you back.


In May:
...........................................
The graduating Class of 2013 at local
high schools blew us away with their lofty
goals when asked where they planned to
be in 10, 25 and 50 years. From future
scientists to participation in Doctors
without Borders, local graduates had
plans that could affect the world. In the


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graduation edition, former
SHillsborough County
School Superintendent Earl
J. Lennard gave a rare candid
interview about how he had
planned to become an attorney
until he heard President John
F. Kennedy's famous i!sk Not
What Your Country
can do aor
You, but
What You
can Do
for Your
Country"
speech.
"It totally
changed my
views on
everything,"
Lennard said.
Looking
back,
Lennard
said he never
could have
influenced
as many
lives as an
attorney as he
was blessed
to touch as


an educator who has worked many years
not only with students, but teachers,
staff, principals and more. "Life takes so
many twists and turns," Lennard said.
"Sometimes they're for the better. You
have to look for your opportunities."
Also in May, it was reported that South
County's wooded areas shield more than
wildlife. Tampa Crossroads Outreach
Coordinator Thomas Brown, who works
with the homeless, said there were areas
with as many as 12 homeless camps in the
woods just in Riverview.
Another development made known
in May was a proposal from HMS
Ferries Inc., backed by former County
Commissioner Ed Turanchik and
Commissioner Sandra Murman, for a
high-speed ferry that would go across
Tampa Bay from MacDill Air Force Base


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to a yet-unspecified location in South
County, with its first passengers being
MacDill workers who live on this side of
the Bay, and then gradually expanding to
serve others.
Also in May the sheriff's office reported
a rash of car burglaries in the Brandon/
Riverview area with 55 burglaries (this figure
also includes Ruskin and Apollo Beach)
between the end of April and May 12.
Then on May 15 County
Commissioners approved a project to
make an $800,000 investment in seawater
breaks designed to reduce erosion in the
area of the Apollo Beach Nature Park.
And finally, a new entry point was
announced and described in detail for
the "Gateway to the Sun City Center


Central Complex" that is getting a major
makeover during the next 24-48 months.
The new Information Center building will
be located on the southwest corner of N.
Pebble Beach Boulevard, just west of the
current Crafts Center and will be manned
by volunteer staff under the direction
of Staff Coordinator Janet Ditmore
who is already on the job in the current
Information Center.


In June:
...........................................
Hillsborough Community College and
Good Samaritan Mission in Balm joined
together to target fighting diseases of
the population served by the mission by
providing garden-fresh hydroponically-
grown vegetables instead of fattening and
unhealthy staples that usually make up
food baskets.The mission also pointed out
its new program of "Hand Up, Not Hand
Out" where mission recipients are required
to take classes to better themselves and
in return they get tickets to "purchase"
items from the mission's "store" instead of
receiving "baskets" like they have before.
Now they can choose clothing, food or
household items, said the mission's staff
coordinator Rev. Bill Cruz. Dr. Helen
Boosinger of HCC and classes there grew
the hydroponics on school property and
chose the mission as the recipient based
on grant applications received.

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Later in the month, a $4.5 million
restoration project for Gibsonton was
announced that includes restoring
mangroves along U.S. 41 near the Giant's
Camp at the foot of the Alafia River
Bridge, with Mosaic, who claims to be
the world's largest phosphate plant and is
based locally, footing the bill.
In other news, new sewer lines were
placed down State Road 674 and
along Cypress Village Boulevard to
accommodate the growth of South
County's wastewater plant that can be
seen from Interstate 75 at the Ruskin
exit as you are driving south. The plant is
currently processing 4.5 million gallons
of wastewater a day, and is gearing up to


process 10 million a day after the first
phase of this construction. Eventually, it
will be increased to 16 million a day.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Brandon/
Riverview residents have been fighting a
battle against a super Walmart-sized store
on 43 acres owned by Redstone Properties
located at the intersection of Lithia-
Pinecrest and Bloomingdale avenues.

In July:
...........................................
Apollo Beach teen Ben Hoover joined
Team USA in the 2013 Dragonboat
Racing Championships held in Szeged,
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Hoover is part of a local team called the
Leviathans that meets at the Mira Bay
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brought the sport from Tampa to South
County after learning about it from
people at his place of employment.
Also in July, the Community Foundation
of Greater Sun City Center donated
$20,000 to the Lord's Lighthouse mission
in Ruskin founded by the Rev. Bill Cruz
Sr. and his wife, Dora.
In other news, the county's Parks,
Recreation and Conservation Department
announced plans to expand the Ruskin
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additional sports and events can take place
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In August:
A $34.7 million hydrogen sulfide
removal facility beside Newsome High
School in FishHawk went online which
is supposed to improve water quality in
535,000 homes.The new facility is also
supposed to remove any bad smell from
the water.
Also in August Tampa General Hospital
opened an outpatient clinic in Riverview
in the Sweetbay Plaza on Big Bend Road,
and also announced plans to open another
one soon in Sun City Center. Their
premise is to have a regular doctor in
these clinics instead of seeing a different
physician each time like in an urgent care


center, even though they will schedule
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TGH, said there will be two doctors in
Riverview and one in Sun City Center.
Riverview will offer pediatrics, although
Sun City Center will not.
Late in August a study took place on
Apollo Beach Boulevard with the idea of
seeing which portions of the Community
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two years ago would be possible to
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median and county egress areas.
In other news, Florida Impact, a
nonprofit group, spearheaded an effort
that will enable children to eat a federally-
funded meal after school.
Plans for a YMCA to be built as a
public-private partnership between the Y
and the county near the Big Bend Road
exit of Interstate 75 were passed Aug. 7 by
County Commissioners.
Riverview resident Kenneth Lee
Redding, 54, died after a robbery and
stabbing at the 7-11 store on the corner
of Bloomingdale and Providence avenues
while working the night shift. Customer
Jimmy Walker found him after the attack
and attempted to save him and also called
9-1-1.
Meanwhile, the Southshore Chamber
of commerce held its annual NewTeacher
Breakfast at Destiny Church Aug. 16 and
honored 145 new South County teachers.


In the Summerfield community in
Riverview, clubhouse manager Abi James,
released plans for a whole new look inside
the clubhouse as work started to change
meeting rooms into a larger weight room
and cardio area, which she said should be
completed by November.
In unrelated news, figures released by
the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
showed that South County had the
lowest number of violent crimes and the
lowest crime rate overall for all areas of
Hillsborough County.
The county held a meeting about
widening Bell Shoals Road in a $19-
million construction project from a two-
lane to a four-lane with a median on a 3.1
mile stretch just south of the Alafia River.
The project would also include a bike lane
and a sidewalk, with construction to begin
in January and is slated to end in 18 to 24
months depending upon how long it takes
to get all the acquisition of rights from
residents who own property along the
roadway.
There were many Sept. 11
commemoration events, including
a Patriot Day remembrance ride on
motorcycles held in six locations in Tampa
Bay including South County.
Pleasant Living residents on U.S. 301
just south of Gibsonton Drive raised
money for tree trimming at-risk trees and
now has an ongoing fund through the
tax-deductible Lynn Sowers Memorial
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Hillsborough County released plans to
renovate fire stations across the county
and revealed that several locations in
South County will be affected. Apollo
Beach and Wimauma will get new
stations similar to the one built a few
years ago in Ruskin and Riverview and
Sundance stations will be renovated
according to David Travis of Hillsborough
County Fire-Rescue.
Caught in the act of doing a good deed
were John and Terrie Lawson of Hydro
Harvest Farms who offered 50 percent off
for the whole month of August to anyone
using an EBT card (government subsidy
card, replaced food stamps).
In other news, the 33rd Tampa Bay
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Joseph's-South Physician Office Building
at 10141 Big Bend Road, Riverview Sept.
14.

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house was held for the new St. Joseph's-
South medical office that opened outside
the location of the St. Joseph's Hospital
being constructed there. A "Meet the
Docs" event was held, led by Dr. Frederick
Taylor, who has been in practice for
approximately 30 years in Apollo Beach.
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county government and The Tampa Bay
Workforce Alliance partnered for a Job
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* By PENNY FLETCHER
People who say they don't like tea may
be unaware of the different types or how
they're brewed.
"Tea 101," the introductory session
of a three-part series presented at the
SouthShore Regional Library Sept. 13,
drew quite a crowd.
Shawn Geitner, of Beleave Teas, gave a
PowerPoint presentation about the four
basic tea groups, how and where they're
grown, and how handling them during
processing can make all the difference
when it comes to taste.
"People think they don't like tea because
they buy a mass-produced brand and
throw it in the microwave," Geitner said.
"Well, that's not brewing tea."
Production and handling methods are
important to tea's flavor.
In China, one example of this is how
some use a clay pot that is heated by
pouring boiling water on the outside of
the clay pot, instead of over the tea.
The flavor of ice tea is also affected by
the way it is brewed.
"Don't make hot tea and then cool it and
expect it to be at its best," Geitner said. "I
put mine in water in the refrigerator and
let it brew itself- cold overnight. It
makes itself, and it tastes best that way."
Hand processed tea is a more desirable
drink because the leaves are handled
gently, instead of by machine, she
explained. And there are four basic kinds
of teas, white, green, oolong, and black,
all of which can be processed alone or
with a number of flavors and aromas from
various types of flowers and oils.
In some places, spices are also added,
like the Chai tea made in India that
Geitner calls "Christmas in a cup" because
of its smells. It has cinnamon, cardamom
(a ginger-like essential oil) and cloves.
The way the oxidation is handled also
has a large effect, she said. Oxidation
is a chemical process that results in the
browning of the tea leaves, like an apple or
potato will brown when cut.
Next, Geitner explained the four basic
types of tea and how they differed.
1) White tea is fluffy, and is the least
processed and therefore is high in
antioxidants and health benefits. "They
roll it or bake it traditionally in China
it's made from white peony and silver
needle flowers, but others are also used."
Because white tea is fluffy, you have to
use more of it when measured in the
teaspoon, and when placed in a tea ball to


Shawn Geitner of Beleave Teas offers a
presentation about types and handling and
the many kinds of tea. She is available to
speak to groups on this subject.

steep in the pot or cup, people must take
its fluffiness into account and therefore
use more of it to get its flavor. White tea
is best if you bring the water almost to a
boil, but don't let it hit boil and only steep
it one to two minutes.
2) Green tea is known for its
antioxidants and is the most studied of
all four basic teas. "There have been a
lot of studies on the health benefits of
green tea," Geitner said. The reason the
benefits are high is that in processing,
it is first withered, and then oxidation
is deliberately stopped by pan-firing or
steaming it, which also sets the color.
Green tea is best when one teaspoon of
loose tea is used for every eight ounces of
water, and stopped just before the boil. It,
like white tea, should only be steeped two
to three minutes.
3) Oolong tea is the most widely used,
she said. Its leaves come in various sizes
and shapes and are semi-oxidized. The
largest producers of this kind of tea are
not located in Japan and China, like the
others, but in Argentina and Taiwan.
The advantage to these leaves is that they
can be steeped up to 10 times and with
each cup you get a different flavor. "They
get different flavors because they are the
larger leaves, low down on the bush," she
explained. "They have been associated
with boosting metabolism and curbing
appetite, and the flavors are varied and
complex."

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4) Black tea is highest in caffeine and
is what tea drinkers often use instead
of coffee when they first awaken in the
morning. "I wish I could switch everyone
in this room to tea from coffee because of
the health benefits," Geitner said. Black
tea leaves are very dark and shriveled
up so oxidation can take place. They
are dried, and the most oxidized of all
the teas. English breakfast tea is a good
example of a black blend that's strong for
the morning. And 'Earl Grey'brand is
(always) a black tea flavored with oil of
Bergamot citrus fruit. That's what makes
it an Earl Grey."
No matter which of the four basic teas
you choose, the taste is affected by the
handling. "Bagged teas you buy in the
grocery store have been run through
machines and some of the residue from
those machines can get into the tea and
change the flavor," she said. "Most bags
from large corporations contain the
fannings (dust from the loose tea leaves
being processed) and do not taste like
loose tea."
Then there are the exclusive teas.
Some teas are aged like fine wines,
cost thousands of dollars and are used -
especially in Japan and China only for
very special occasions.
In China some of these aged teas come
in a chunk that looks like old cheese, and
a piece is cut off and put into a special
clay pot (heated by pouring boiling water
around the outside of the pot) to steep.


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In Japan, pu-erh is an aged pro-biotic
tea, and some people ingest the leaves
after drinking the tea.
Whatever your personal choice of
tea, brewing the perfect cup involves
temperature, water quality, time and


PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO
The series, Tea 101, drew a good crowd to
the South Shore Library.


aeration (bubbles). If you put the tea and
water in the microwave, there isn't any
aeration (bubbling) of the water, and that
stops the tea from giving off its full flavor.
"If your water is bad, don't expect to
have a good cup of tea," Geitner said. "Bad
water taste makes for bad-tasting tea.
"Herbal teas are the easiest to make. You
just bring the water to a full boil and plop
the bag in and leave it four to six minutes.
It doesn't matter with these if you use tea
gadgets like a tea ball or bag," she said.
Geitner said no matter what kind of
flavor or strength you choose, loose tea
always tastes better and is better for you
than mass-produced tea bags.
For more information about tea, visit
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Firehouse Cultural

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Area residents, Hillsborough County
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turned out in large numbers to celebrate
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In October:
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The Florida "texting and driving law"
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The National Weather Service in
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More practical advice for the successful
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Company has developed seven Amazon
distribution centers around the country
over the past two years.
Amazon has not confirmed or denied the
80-acre purchase in Ruskin is related to
a proposed distribution center, which the
company refers to as fulfillment centers.
The company has not issued a public
statement on the matter since earlier this
summer after coming to an agreement
with Governor Rick Scott to invest $300
million and bring at least 3,000 jobs to the
state starting in 2014.
Requests for comment by The Observer
News went largely unanswered with one
Amazon media representative replying that
a request for comments was "passed along
to the right team" within the company.
The fulfillment center is expected to be
in excess of one million square feet and
employ 1,000 people. Also earlier this
summer, the Hillsborough County Board
of County Commissioners voted to waive
half of Amazon's property tax bill for the
first seven years and approved paying $1.1
million in incentives for the company to
include at least 375 "high paying jobs",
offering salaries in excess of $47,500.
"The South Shore area has been a
diamond in the rough for a long time,"
said Hillsborough County Commissioner
Sandra Murman. "Someone has finally
found the treasure here in Amazons
decision to locate its distribution center
in Ruskin. It's going to mean economic


development and more jobs for an area
that so desperately needed a jump-start
after the recession. It's a perfect fit, and
it couldn't happen in a better place than
South County."
With Amazon expected to begin
business operations in Florida in any of
several possible sites around the state
in 2014, residents will, at some as of yet
undetermined point, begin paying Florida
sales tax on Amazon purchases, which
are currently not subject to sales tax. That
issue, however, may soon be rendered
moot as Congress inches ever closer to
an Internet sales tax, requiring all but the
smallest Internet merchants to collect
state and local taxes. On the positive side
for Amazon customers, however, is the
possibility of same-day service on Amazon
orders, a service that the company offers
in eleven other cities around the country.
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Today the company operates 33 fulfillment
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coming months. Amazon has nearly 40
other fulfillment centers around the world.
The company employs approximately
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Unique concept of giving magnifies gift


* By PENNY FLETCHER
What if you were in a position to give
$10,000 to your favorite charity or cause?
Or maybe even three or four times that?
Wouldn't it make you feel really, really
good to know you could do that much
for something or somebody you felt was
worthwhile?
Years ago, a group of women in
Michigan figured out that could be
accomplished for about $8 a week even
less in a five-week month if women put
their money together instead of spreading
it out.
It works like this: each woman in a
group of 100 gives $100 four times a year
to the same cause or charity and the gift is
magnified 100 times.
It's simple math.
Now, $100 sounds like a lot of money,
but when you're talking about four times
a year and breaking it down by the week,
the "pledge" comes to between $7 and $8 a
week depending on the number of weeks
in the month.
Amber Watt of Riverview and her
mother, Ann Rand of Apollo Beach, got
the idea from a group in Michigan that
had started 100 Women Who Care there.
It had quickly spread around the state,
and they heard about it from a group in
Traverse City.
"Amber's grandparents bought a home
on Lake Michigan years ago and we've
kept it in the family and now use it for a
vacation home," Rand said in a telephone


Founded in February 2012, the local group, 100 Women Who Care, currently has 40 members and is seeking more women who want to
make a difference in their local communities.


interview while in Michigan June 14. "I've
only recently been the one who gets to
deliver the checks to the recipients and see
the gratitude and appreciation first hand.
Until the last gift, Amber was the one
delivering the checks."
Watt has lived in the south Hillsborough
area for 11 years but has worked as a grant
writer for nonprofit organizations in other
locales. While working for an organization
based in Michigan, she heard about the
concept.
"They had 160 women, and in one hour,
had raised $16,000 for a charity. I was
absolutely thrilled with it because of the
huge impact people can make if they work


together instead of one person giving in
one place and another somewhere else,"
she said.
So in February, 2012, the mother-
daughter team formed the group 100
Women Who Care Tampa Bay.
"We don't call it an organization or a
chapter," she explained. "We're completely
informal. We have no officers, and we
don't handle any money at all so we don't
have to have a tax-free status."
Yet checks are completely tax deductible
to the donor if they are written to a tax-
deductible organization, which most times
they are.
Of the six donations totaling $20,700


the group has made since it was formed,
only one cause was not tax deductible,
and that was the $3,400 given to the
woman who was attacked outside the
Bloomingdale Library, given in May of
2012.
Other gifts were to Angels for Foster
Kids, the Collins Elementary School
PTA, My Warriors Place, Back Packs on a
Mission, and Ruskin's Firehouse Cultural
Center.
There are no cookies and cakes to
bake or sell, no cars to wash, no other
commitments to make -just pledge to
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"This is really powerful," she added. "We
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Sweetbay sale expected soon

* By PENNY FLETCHER
Following internal rumors and some media reports that Sweetbay stores have been sold,
it's not happening anytime soon.
As of Sept. 19, the process was still in the regulatory stages with the Federal Trade
Commission, according to spokespersons from both Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC the
intended buyer and Sweetbay's home offices in Tampa.
On May 28, Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, owner of Winn Dixie grocery stores and several
other chains, subject to regulatory approval, announced plans to buy 72 Sweetbay stores,
as well as Harveys and Reid's stores, all of which are part of the Delhaize America group,
said Brian Wright, vice president of communications for Bi-Lo in a telephone interview
Sept. 18.
"Subject to regulatory review and approval, Bi-Lo will acquire 72 Sweetbay stores, plus
leases for 10 prior Sweetbay locations, 72 Harveys stores and 11 Reid's, totaling 165
stores with approximately 10,000 employees in the southeastern United States," Wright
said.
Meanwhile, Sweetbay has closed 33 Florida stores since January, and plans to close
more stores until it has 72 in Florida, according to a release printed by spokeswoman
Nicole LeBeau in Sweetbay's Tampa office.
No stores in the coverage area of The Observer News or The Current are on the list of
closings, which reportedly will displace 2,000 employees.
The total buyout of the three chains, Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid's, will cost Bi-Lo
approximately $265 million, Wright said.


ABWIG reaches goal

* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
For the past three years, ABWIG, the Apollo Beach Waterways Improvement Group
has been beating the drums and knocking on doors in an effort to ensure that Apollo
Beach remains a waterfront community. Their goal was to raise a quarter of a million
dollars to dredge the north, south and main channels leading into the community from
Tampa Bay. After countless fundraisers, monthly meetings, open houses and words
(and no small amount of dollars) of support from area businesses, county officials and
consultants, that goal has been reached. ABWIG turned three years of work into success.
Now what will happen to ABWIG?
"It will go dormant," Berkstresser said. "It doesn't go away, the website will still be up so
people can find out about the latest and greatest things. But this sort of thing only needs
to be done every 10 or 15 years. We'll keep some money in the bank for future use and
because we have the responsibility for maintaining all of those channel markers. But all
the activity over the past three years, the monthly meetings and the open houses, that all
will stop."
The plan now moves to action with work beginning on the Apollo Beach Nature Park
in June 2014. Dredging of the three channels is expected to begin in July 2014 and is
expected to be complete by Nov. 1 of that year. The total project is expected to cost $1.5
million. For more information, visit www. abwig. org.


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* By KEVIN BRADY
Bone-rattling stereos on wheels could be history in Hillsborough County.
Tampa is ready to turn down the volume on loud car stereos outlawing any stereo that
can be heard 50 feet or more from a vehicle. The County is ready to take on the "audio
terrorists" as critics have dubbed drivers who routinely blast loud music from modified
speakers in their cars.
The program encourages the public to report violators by filling out a brief online form.
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Longtime waterman, crab fisherman and champion of the environmen-
tal protection of Tampa Bay, Gus Muench takes a slow boat along the
proposed Uzita Trail, running from the mouth of the Little Manatee River
to the Manatee County Line. It is an area of pristine, nearly undisturbed
beauty. Muench is hoping that Hillsborough County Commissioners will
see the merits of establishing the trail, a project that could increase
tourism in South Hillsborough while incurring very little cost to the tax-
payers.


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Wading near the islands is made easier by a hard sand seafloor, and
much of the water is only six to twelve inches deep. The deeper wash-
outs between the islands can be crossed either by swimming or in a
kayak.


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is basing the trail on a likely route used by the ancient Indians that lived
and fished in this area.


Despite being located on the doorstep of the Tampa Bay area, one of the
nation's largest metropolitan areas, the Uzita Trail offers deserted tropical
islands and white sand beach.


* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
It is the dream of so many people finding
a deserted tropical island with a white sand
beach, a place in paradise all to themselves; a
place where nature can be enjoyed in all of its
remarkable, indescribable beauty. Such a dream
represents peace in an increasingly hectic world.
It is a universal dream that crosses age and
financial circumstances. In places like the
Bahamas or the South Pacific, billionaires are
buying islands while sailors and tourists go in
search of those that remain. And those in colder
climes can only dream while the snow falls.
There is just something about a deserted beach
with palm trees that inspires so much.
In South Hillsborough, that dream is just a
walk away. OK, it's actually wading and a little
bit of swimming or kayaking away but that
paradise is right here, although few seem to
know about it. On Tampa Bay, rare clusters of
islands beckon. And with eco-tourism on the
rise, South Hillsborough may well be sitting on a
rare gem of a natural tourist attraction that could
result in significant new revenue for the county,
and South Hillsborough in particular.
Gus Muench is the driving force behind
the Uzita Trail, following a line of islands and
mangroves that Indians walked and lived along
for centuries. Starting at the mouth of the Little
Manatee River, the trail extends all the way down
to the Manatee County line. It is nine to twelve
miles of wildlife, beautiful islands and mangroves
- a dream for eco-tourists and adventurists.
Although the entire trail would generally be
for those up for serious adventure, even small
bits of it can carry you to an entirely different
world, a world far from the hustle and bustle of
the four million people living in the Tampa Bay
area. Even small bits walking in the footsteps of
the ancients can calm your soul and carry you
to a simpler, quieter time, even if only for a little
while.
Muench has spent 42 years on the water and
could easily pass for a man in his 50s. His true
age is revealed only by the fact that a half-
century is not nearly enough time to acquire
the wisdom and knowledge that he possesses.
He has long been a self-taught naturalist and
has had a hand in much of the preservation that
has taken place along the Hillsborough County
coast of Tampa Bay. He has been a commercial
crab fisherman since 1976. In 1996, he decided
to change his methods to specifically avoid
damaging the sea grass with his crab traps, a time
long before many people were concerned about
sea grass.
There are few places left in Florida, let alone
in America, like the Uzita Trail and Muench
is hoping that the Hillsborough County Parks
Department could take an oversight role over
it, without having to undergo the expense of
ownership from the various public jurisdictions
that lay claim to the highly unique string of
islands and shallows. But for now, the trail is
there, just as it was when Native Americans lived
in the area many centuries ago.
"People could put a kayak in at the Cockroach
Bay boat ramp and go around Paradise Key,"
Muench said. "Once you get past that, the


bottom is hard sand and you can walk on it."
The water is only six to twelve inches deep
closer to the islands and is indeed walk able, an
experience unlike anything even the most scenic
land trails can provide. For centuries, the Native
Americans walked the same route barefoot,
although Muench strongly recommends that
modern travelers wear surf boots or water
slippers to protect from the oyster shells.
Muench also recommends that hikers do the
"stingray shuffle" to warn snoozing stingrays of
your presence, warding off the possibility of a
painful sting. Stingrays typically aren't aggressive
and will tend to get out of your way rather than
harm you.
Muench also recommends that those interested
in experiencing the Uzita Trail bring along a
kayak or a canoe, which would be used to paddle
past the deeper and dredged waters near the
Cockroach Bay boat ramp and also, possibly, to
paddle across the natural deeper washouts that
exist between the numerous islands, although
the washouts are usually narrow enough for
most people to simply swim across. According
to Muench, a kayak also provides a dry place to
keep fishing poles and cameras along with snacks
and drinking water for a day trip.
The trail could be an enormous draw for
people in search of a unique and natural outing
or adventure with very little cost to the county
and the taxpayers. While the trail itself would
not generate revenue, the sheer unique qualities,
found nowhere else, could well bring tourists
to area hotels and restaurants, along with new
business opportunities for the county or private
enterprise for kayak rentals.
"The Parks Department could do this,"
Muench said.
Florida is a state known around the world
for its stunning natural beauty but with an
ever-increasingly population moving into the
Sunshine State, that natural beauty is under a
constant threat, even without an intention to do
so.
"Every new person that comes to Florida
impacts it a little bit," Muench said. "We don't
want to impact things but we do. Every person
impacts things just a little bit."
But for now, and, with a little help from
Hillsborough County to ensure its pristine
existence for generations to come, a natural
experience that is nearly incomparable in this
nation remains, much as it has for centuries.
Muench is hoping Hillsborough County
Commissioners will recognize the trail for the
remarkable and unique jewel that it is a place
like no other that could well have a significant
impact on tourism with very little investment.
In a letter to Commissioners, dated September
18 for the Board of County Commissioners
meeting, Muench wrote:
A few years ago, Friends, a group of South
County individuals met with BOCC Members
to discuss creation of Uzita Conservation Area
around the Cockroach Bay area. Because 'Friends'
lacked clout and leadership, nothing materialized
from those discussions. To create the Uzita

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Conservation Area requires only drawing
a boundary line around the area, not
purchasing property. Hillsborough County
benefits by managing the region, unlike
today where management is divided
between FDEP's Aquatic Preserves, State
Park Services Tampa Port Authority, and
the Parks Dept. Hillsborough County
Parks would be lead management agency
under the BOCC to oversee and manage
the Uzita Conservation Area. The Parks
Department and HCEPC are the only
departments providing any meaningful
management in this area now.
Today, [the] BOCC is recognizing
the ELAPP's 25th Anniversary. I'm
suggesting that the 25th Anniversary
should be used to begin the process for
creating the Uzita Conservation Area. The
original Indians survived off the bounty
of fish and shellfish of the area for some
700 years with only their shell mounds as
history. The De Soto Trail starts in here.
[The] BOCC should demonstrate
to citizens of Hillsborough County
the importance of its past history and
protection of the environment, which
amounts to a big plus for the BOCC [and
the residents of this county].
Muench quoted President Theodore
Roosevelt from his speech about the
Grand Canyon as equality appropriate to
the rare jewel that exists largely unknown
in Hillsborough County: "Leave it as it


is. You cannot improve it. The ages have
been at work on it, and man can only mar
it. What you can do is to keep it for your
children, your children's children, and for
all who come after you, as one of the great
sights which every American if he can
travel at all should see."
Leaving it as it is, yes, but proper
management by county officials is still
essential to ensure the resource will
continue to be available for generations to
come, keeping it for our children and us.
Muench has already begun the process of
installing small, discreet signs marking the
water trail at his own expense.
With just a short drive, a sense of
adventure and a kayak, paradise awaits,
with deserted islands, palm trees leaning
over white sand beaches and a bounty of
wildlife and history. Moving south along
the trail, the water becomes clearer, the
mullet can be seen jumping while majestic
ospreys soar and dive for fish. It is a trail
that leads to a simpler time, a place of
incomparable beauty this stands on the
doorstep of one of the nation's largest
metropolitan areas, but remains a world
away.

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Freak Show TV series comes to GibsontonBy%  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netCurious and committed, hundreds stood shoulder to shoulder under spitting gray skies for a chance to go back in time. More than 300 people turned out Nov. 2 for a taping of the AMC series Venice Beach Freak Show at the Museum of the American Carnival, 6992 Riverview Drive, Gibsonton. The show paid homage to the famous sideshow town, a winter home to thousands of carnival families. I am looking forward to seeing the people I see on the show in real life, said Tiffany Alloway, who was among the first in line for the free tickets. I am a waitress and I love to see how different people approach life. The unscripted AMC drama centers on former music producer Todd Ray as he pursues his dream to own and operate his own Freakshow on the Venice Beach boardwalk in California. Some of the people on the show do have abnormalities but for others its something they do on the weekends, said Alloway, a Miami native. They live an ordinary day-to-day life but then on the weekends they are stabbing things through themselves. Its a secret life for them. The Riverview taping included 12 acts from the show, including fire eaters, sword swallowers as well as The Indestructable Woman. The Riverview taping will eventually be broadcast on AMC. The show is not just a voyeuristic freak fest, Alloway said. They feature the tallest man in America (George Bell at 7 feet, 8 inches), but its about the issues he faces in his life on a daily basis and how he overcomes them. Mattisen Thompson, an acrobat Got kids under 12?Then youre eligible for this $2 camp-out By PENNYPENNY FLEETCHERCHER%  penny@observernews.netAt a time when many parents are worried their children are One of the first things families will learn at the Great American Camp-Out Nov. 16-17 is how to pitch their tent. Registration takes place in advance online and tents may also be rented. This is the first year the countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has put on the event. spending too much time on electronic devices, the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has come up with a way to get families to do something together. Although the idea isnt new, and happens around the country at different locations that can be found on the Internet, this campout is not part of a national organization but has been arranged locally. This is the first year Hillsborough County has tried the event, holding its first one in March, which was attended by about 90 people. This is a great way to teach your children about the outdoors and to do something as a family, said the countys contact for the event, Mary Clements Fowler. Most places that have campouts usually do them in June, according to the departments spokeswoman, Shorty Robbins. But here its just too hot in June so we chose March and November. To be eligible, a family must have at least one child age 12 or younger. Each family may choose to take part in some or all of the planned activities or just enjoy the experience on their own in a safe setting, Fowler said. They will be taught to set up tents, cook outdoors, and other camping skills, but the whole idea is to teach them to do things as a family outdoors, she added. Families may bring crafts, cards, board games, or musical instruments; however, no pets or alcohol will be permitted. The cost is $2 a vehicle for up to eight people, Fowler said. All families with one or more children are invited, no matter where in the county they live. The event will take place from 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 to 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Edward Medard Regional Park, 6140 Turkey Creek Road in Plant City. Tents will be available for rental CContinued on page 7X C Continued on page 28X C Continued on page 21X VVeterans D Day is a time of tribute, remembrance, patriotism and gratitude. 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Graphic Arts / Layout carol@observernews.net Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.net The views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc.We Accept:Award-Winning Newspapers A friend recently sent me a story that I will share with you. It seems that a group of explorers were lost in the Amazon jungle. To their relief, they ran into a family of bush dwellers who not only were friendly and could speak some English, but also offered to guide the party to safety. In return, the explorers decided that they would sponsor members of the family for their first trip out of the bush and into our modern world. While touring a mall, the father and his son were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again. The boy asked his father, What is this, father? The father, never having seen an elevator, responded, Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life; I dont know what it is. While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady in a wheelchair rolled up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched small circles of lights with numbers above the walls light up. They continued to watch the cir cles light up in the reverse direction. The walls opened again and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out. The boy said to his father, Father, what happened? To which the father replied, I dont know, but go get your mother. Things are not always as they seem, are they? We see things with the knowledge, experiences and, yes, prejudices we have accumulated over the years. That is why it is so important for us to continue learning, to have new experiences and, most importantly, to review our prejudices for flaws. You see, just being intelligent and educated is not enough. Experience in time of change can be a hindrance to our success if the experience is not current. That is the position that many of our university professors find themselves in, especially those who spend all of their time behind the proverbial ivy-covered walls. An example of one who could not see beyond his experience is the one from Yale University who gave Fred Smith, the founder of Federal Express, a C on a paper in which he detailed his plan for formation of the company. The professor remarked, The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to receive better than a C, the idea must be feasible. What would you bet that professor now wishes he had graded the paper higher and bought stock early. Our prejudices often hold us back like iron chains and stop us from recognizing opportunity when we see it. What are your prejudices? Are there people of certain colors who cause you concern? Are there religions that you feel should be banned from our society? Do you believe that one sex is superior over the other? How do you feel about age? Several years ago, a whole generation said they would not trust anyone over 30. That generation is well over 30 now. Does that mean they cannot be trusted, or have they refocused their prejudice on another age level? Take the time to see your prejudices in the cold, hard light of rational thought, and I think you will find most of them will fade away. Just keep in mind that, as with the man and his son from the Amazon bush, things are not always as they seem; in fact, they are seldom as they seem.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 : 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Things are not always as they seemMoveable market comes to Apollo Beach on SundayOn Sunday, Nov. 10 the Apollo Beach MarketPlace will be at the C1 Bank Building at 6542 US Hwy 41 North. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., those who go can choose from farmfresh farm products, wild-caught seafood and fish, organic body products, sauces and spices, handcrafted arts and feast at the Food Truck Rally. All while listening to live music by Mickey OBryan. Put on by Jens Market, which sponsors a different nonprofit each month, this event will support My Warriors Place, helping fund the Nov. 16 Ride for the Fallen. Organizers hope a lot of car and motor cycle enthusiasts will turn up, as well as veterans groups. For more information, visit www.jens-market.com or call 813846-1316.Trinkets, Baubles & Bling Extravaganza is this SaturdayThe Ruskin Womans Club Trinkets, Baubles & Bling, Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Ruskin College Presidents Home, located at 503 US Hwy 41 South, near the corner of Hwy 674. More than 30 women-owned business owners will be present with items you can purchase that day or order. Vendors include local fine art painters, crystal, porcelain and bead jewelry makers, fabric artists with quilted bags, totes, aprons, hair bows, dog and cat items, and the Rose Boutique, with a beautiful selection of clothes and accessories. Well-known brands include Arbonne, Isotonix, Mary Kay, Mary and Martha Home Accents, Miche Bags, Motives, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Park Lane Jewelry, Scentsy and Thirty One. Literally something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help the Club support many of the local projects they have worked with for over 100 years, such as the Ruskin Library, the historic Ruskin Memorial Cemetery, college scholar ships for local students, holiday cards for the local VA Hospital, clothes and backpacks for area elementary schools and many more deserving groups. For more information contact Carolyn Jones at 813-645-3488 or Robin Roberts at 813-507-0509.

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Big Bend Rd. tgh_27844_01_TGMG_Rview_10x7.5_ON&C_M.indd 1 10/4/13 10:22 AM Project Corregidor Ride for the FallenOn Saturday, Nov. 16, the second annual Ride for the Fallen will start off at 9:30 a.m. at Beef OBradys in Apollo Beach. All motorcycles and vehicles are welcome to participate. This event is a fundraiser for Project Corregidor Grief & Peer Mentoring Program that My Warriors Place conducts for veterans and military service members who have returned from deployments where they have endured the death of a comrade-in-arms. The ride will be in the memory of Kelly Kowalls son, SPC. Corey J. Kowall and all fallen warriors. This years Ride will be led by Patriot Guard Rider Thomas T-Man Brown, with the Patriot Guard Riders providing escort services to the Veterans Memorial Park from the Opening Ceremony. Schedule: 9 a.m. Noon: Opening Ceremony and Brunch at Beef O Bradys, 205 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach Noon 1 p.m. Escorted Memorial Ride to Veterans Memorial Park, 3601 N. US Hwy 301 in Tampa 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Check in at Veterans Park for Poker Run 1 p.m.1:30 p.m. GI Joe Parachute Drop at Veterans Memorial Park 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Poker Run starts at Veterans Memorial Park with stops for card draws at American Legion, VFW, AmVET Post, ending at the AmVET Post 44, 5521 Hwy 60 East in Plant City for winners announcements and entertainment. The cost to participate in the event is a $20 donation per person. Event ticket with Brunch at Opening Ceremony (limited to 200 people). Includes T-shirt, 1 entry into GI Joe Drop, 1 entry into Poker Run and admittance to Event Party Fun. Event Ticket without Brunch (will receive a 2nd GI Joe Drop Ticket instead) GI Joe Drop Tickets are $5 each (chance to win $25,000, winner guaranteed 2 round-trip airline tickets to anywhere Southwest flies) Tickets can be purchased online at http://ride4fallen.org or in person at Re/ Max Bayside, 237 Apollo Beach Blvd. # 107, in Apollo Beach; 813 Customs, 8701 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa; Jens MarketPlace at the Sunday MarketPlace on Nov. 10, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at C1 Bank parking lot, 6542 N. US Hwy 41 in Apollo Beach; tickets purchased on the day of the event are guaranteed only for the Memorial Ride, Poker Run and entry to Event Party. T-shirt/GI Joe Drop purchases are subject to availability. For more information, call Kelly Kowall at 813-321-0880 or by email at kelly@mywarriorsplace.org.The number of green sea turtle nests in Florida this year was more than double the count of the previous highest year. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have documented more than 25,000 green turtle nests on 26 index beaches in the state in 2013. We are astounded and pleased by the high number of green turtle nests documented in 2013, said Dr. Blair Witherington, FWC research scientist. It looks like the years of conservation efforts for this endangered species are paying off. FWC-trained and authorized surveyors across the state monitor nests on a set of index beaches that span nearly 250 miles and are the focus of the Index Beach Nesting Survey. These surveys began in 1989. Index surveyors follow firm counting guidelines, making it possible for FWC researchers to use the data from these beaches to identify trends. The trend for green turtles shows an exponential increase in nesting over the past 25 years. In 1989, biologists documented only 464 green turtle nests on index beaches. In 2013, this index nest count was 25,553. The index count represents about 70 percent of green turtle nesting statewide. Leatherback sea turtle nest counts have also risen dramatically over Green turtle nesting.FWC PHOTOGreen sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this yearthe past quarter century. However, the 2013 count of 322 leatherback nests on index beaches was 193 lower than last year. Loggerhead sea turtles, the most prevalent sea turtle species on Floridas shores, accounted for 44,810 nests on index beaches this year, down from 2012s nearrecord count of 58,172 nests. Although this federally threatened species nests on the same beaches as green turtles and leatherbacks, loggerheads have not shown the recovery in numbers seen in nesting by the other two species. The high level of loggerhead nesting last year followed a pronounced drop in the species nest counts between 1998 and 2007. Hundreds of surveyors from conservation organizations, universities and federal, state and local governments along with other volunteers make possible the extensive data collection on Floridas nesting sea turtles. In conjunction with the Index Nesting Beach Survey, the Statewide Nesting Beach Survey documents sea turtle nesting on nearly all sandy beaches in Florida. Data from the statewide surveys will be available in early 2014. The FWCs role in coordinating Floridas sea turtle nest counts, training surveyors and compiling data is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and sales of the states sea turtle license plate. Florida residents can purchase the plate to support these efforts at BuyaPlate.com. For more information about trends in sea turtle nest counts, visit MyFWC.com/Research, click on Wildlife, then click on Nesting under the Sea Turtle heading. Report sick or injured sea turtles to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 7 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: TUES., NOV. 12 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., NOV. 15 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., NOV. 19 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., NOV. 22 @ 11 a.m.Circles Restaurant1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First time attendees only please. RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! $200 Discountfor those attending luncheon Exp. Nov. 23, 2013 Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. By KEVIN BRADY%  kevin@observernews.net100,000 expected for Brandon Novemberfest festivalFair food, midway rides and a singing contest are all part of this years 44th annual Novemberfest carnival at on the grounds of Nativity Catholic Church and school in Brandon, at the corner of State Road 60 and Bryan Road. The carnival and festival, which drew more than 100,000 visitors last year, runs from Nov. 7 through 11. Admission and parking at the event are free with $18 ride armbands tickets available in advance. Food tickets can also be ordered in advance at the festival website, http://novemberfest2013. eventbrite.com/. The hours for the festival are: Bay Area Redneck FestivalFancy some toilet seat horseshoes and fried everything? Step up to the Bay Area Redneck Festival. Horizon Christian Church is hosting the Bay Area Redneck Festival for the second year. The festival, featuring family friendly redneck games and prizes, as well as live music and a wide variety of fried everything and anything is set for Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. It was such a great time last year, the food was great, and News notespeople loved the games like pumpkin chuckin and the toilet seat horseshoes. It was a real good old redneck time, said Andy Sharp, a member of Horizon. A car show, mud run, petting also be featured. Horizon Christian Church is just north of Bloomingdale Avenue and east of Lithia Pinecrest Road at 1720 S. Saint Cloud Ave. Admission to the event is free. For more information, call the World of Beer opens 50th location in BrandonBeer lovers of Brandon are in hog heaven. brews and craft spirits has opened 2878 Providence Lakes Blvd. Its the seventh World of Beer in the Bay area but the first in Brandon. World of Beer is proud to be a company showing so much growth while maintaining strong connections to its roots, said World of Beer CEO Paul Avery. At each WOB location we start with the basics passion for craft beer and a welcoming atmosphere. World of Beer was formed by Scott Zepp and Matt LaFon in 2007 in Tampa. Six years later states. We created an exciting brand, appealing to a wide variety of customers, says Zepp. Its an honor to provide unique offerings in so many great locations throughout the country.South Shore Democrats welcome partys vice chairLocal Democrats will host the Florida partys vice chair Alan Clendenin at their next meeting Nov. 13. Clendenin will analyze the current Florida electoral landscape, and the challenges Democrats face in 2014 including election of a new governor. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m., preceded by social gathering and refreshments at 1 p.m. The meeting is set for the SouthShore Regional Library, For more information, check out the clubs website at www. southshoredemocraticclub.org. if booked during registration. Registration must take place by Nov. 13 HillsboroughCounty.ORG. $2 camp out for familiesX Families learn to cook outdoors. Dave Ramirez of the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department shows children how to fish. More will learn at the upcoming Camp-Out Nov. 16-17. Christmas in the ParkStart your holiday festivities mas at Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricul tural Museum. December 6 and event offers something for ev eryone. Enjoy decorated build ings, kids crafts, train rides and train exhibits, entertainment and, of course, Santa. Featured activities include contests for prizes, letters to soldiers, reci pes to collect in each of the park buildings, and a Memory Tree in the Military Museum. Santa will be arriving by firetruck at 6 p.m. Bring your own camera for a photo. 10th Ave. W, Palmetto. For in

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The north side of town is wealthy, with private tennis courts, pools and manicured lawns while the south side of town is dirt poor with leaking mobile homes and eviction notices. The two, apparently, rarely intersect. Income inequality is a huge and growing problem in the United States. As Sutter pointed out, MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOLisa Csiki and Scott Curtis didnt move to South Hillsborough in the hopes of finding jobs, they created their own by starting The Dog House and More in Ruskin. Although not everyone can handle the risk and long hours of being an entrepreneur, Florida makes it relatively easy to become a business owner.enough to eat. Florida is certainly no model for income equality. It is in the top six worst states in the nation, a place where haves and havenots share neighborhoods, often separated by gates. In my opinion, the government plays a role in that, often siding with moneyed interests over the interests of the poor, the helpless, homeless and those in need. But the government does also open doors to those who can still conjure up their own dreams. A few weeks ago, I got a new business license to cover income activities outside of my job with the newspaper. I cant imagine that many states could possibly make it easier to go into business for yourself than does Florida. I walked in to the Tax Collectors office and told the clerk I wanted a business license. If the business doesnt involve food, alcohol or toxic substances, the cost is minimal. In my case, I listed two distinct activities so the fee was a little higher but for as little as an idea and $22, anyone, regardless of education or economic background, can become a legal business owner in Florida. In my case, fifteen minutes after walking in the door, I was in business. That is pretty cool. An article last week by Daniel Gross in The Daily Beast discussed how despite all of the hits America has taken over the past years, there is no nation on earth with the culture and success rate of starting up new companies than the United States. According to Gross, Europe, with roughly the same size economy as the according to the CIA Factbook, that inequality is greater here than it is in countries such as Iran and Nigeria. That the middle class is shrinking no longer makes headlines it is just accepted as fact. We are becoming a two-class nation of haves and havenots. It is easy enough to blame the poor for their circumstances. Mistakes are made, young unwed mothers have children and then more children, education is not a priority and so on. All of those things add up and weigh down anyone hoping to climb a ladder of success. Becoming an unwed teenage mother is a virtual guarantee of a lifetime of poverty. The deeper reality, of course, is more complicated than that. Those who come from wealthy backgrounds tend to have a better course to follow from the very beginning. Dreams are still viable for emerging young people who have never had to worry about having enough to eat. For a 13-year-old girl in poverty, having children and dropping out of school may be the only life she knows. That said, of course personal responsibility plays a role in whether or not someone becomes a success but so, too, does having parents with money. The latter part should not be so easily or casually dismissed. Poverty breeds poverty and in America, once the land of opportunity, a full-time job is no longer a guarantee of having a home and U.S, lacks the mix of hubris, recklessness, competence, greed, and vision that enables start-ups to boom. It certainly lacks the culture of risk and the willingness to invest in risk that is found here. As Americans, we are, in our hearts and by our nature, entrepreneurs. And there are few places in America where it is easier to become one than in Florida. That said, not everyone can be an entrepreneur. Not everyone can take the extreme hours and the extreme risk of starting up a business. There is no shame in digging ditches or being a janitor far from it. Earning a living from calloused hands is far more in line with who we choose to believe we are than does a desk job. My grandfather, certainly one of the smartest men Ive ever known, retired as a school janitor. He could have been anything but he chose that; he chose to earn a living and raise a family in a ObservationsBy Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.net Observations: Haves and have notssmall town in South Dakota. And in that town he was much loved even by those who owned the bank and bigger businesses. He was never considered a havenot, even among those who had wealth. So what about those for whom a business license would be a meaningless piece of paper? What about those who work hard and struggle to feed their families but find themselves falling further and further behind, sometimes running out of the means to put food on the table? As the people of a compassionate nation, we need to help them. We are all about pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps but, as has been said repeatedly, first you have to have the bootstraps. My grandfather raised his family as a school janitor. X

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 OBSERVER NEWS 9 GOT MOLD?Call the Experts GOT MOLD? Call the ExpertsADVANCED RESTORATION SERVICES 813-225-1441 WE ALSO OFFER FREE Mold Inspection$99 Value10 point inspection10% Senior Discount On Any ServiceNo minimumLic# MRSR1933 MRSA1774 Watch out for manatees migrating to warmer watersFlorida manatees are beginning their annual migration to warmer waters, which is their instinctual response to winters approach and surviving the cold. As these slow-moving aquatic mammals migrate along rivers, canals, bays and coastlines, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) cautions boaters to slow down and watch out for manatees. The average adult manatee is 1,000 pounds and 10-feet long but may be difficult to spot despite its size. You can help manatees by slowing down and following posted speed zones when operating boats or personal watercraft. Manatees often feed in shallow seagrass beds adjacent to deeper waters, said Carol Knox, the FWCs Imperiled Species Management Section Leader. Wearing polarized sunglasses helps you spot a manatee underwater. Also watch for circular wave patterns on the waters surface called manatee footprints indicating a manatees presence below. Throughout the state, many seasonal manatee protection zones go into effect Nov. 15. Look for signs posted on the water indicating boat speed zones. A slow speed zone means a boat should be completely settled in the water, not creating an excessive wake. Go to MyFWC.com/Manatee, and click on Data and Maps to see FWC manatee protection zones. November is also Manatee Awareness Month, a time to celebrate Floridas official state marine mammal. The FWC asks people to report sick, injured, orphaned, entangled or dead manatees by calling the Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922), texting Tip@MyFWC.com, or calling #FWC and *FWC via cell phone. Floridians can support manatee conservation efforts by purchasing a manatee license plate at BuyaPlate.com or through their local tax collectors office when obtaining or renewing a vehicle tag. They also can get a manatee decal at those offices or by visiting MyFWC.com/Manatee and clicking on Decals. For A boaters guide to living with Florida Manatees, go to MyFWC.com/ Wildlife. More manatee information is available at MyFWC.com/Manatee. A boats crew rescues an injured manatee, using a net.With the weather a little nippy in the mornings around 60 degrees, the cobia have migrated along with the manatees to the warm waters flowing from TECOs power plant into the bay. TECO has spent the summer remodeling and building their viewing facility for the thousands of tourists that view the manatees each year. It is now larger and more comfortable. The bite of trout has been outstanding this past week. At low tide many were in the shallows feeding. I also got reports of catches from private piers. In the Little Manatee River anglers were catching them with live shrimp and others with soft tail baits Due to the 2012 regulations by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, trout season has remained a legal catch the year round. It will take time for a person to learn how to keep a hook in the soft mouth of a trout. Many do not get their catch to the boat, because the trout spits it out. Summer trout are often called weakfish and the term specs is used by some anglers for the spotted trout. Some catch the silver trout. The mainstay of all Southern waters is the speckled trout. A great tablefare, known for their mostly lean meat, soft skin, and very few scales. Trout must measure l5 but not more than 20 statewide, with the exception of one per person over 20. Trout can be baked and stuffed, using one cup of your favorite supermarket dressing. Add some finely chopped onion, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and mix together with red sherry wine to a soft consistency. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes per pound of fish. For now, Spanish and king mackerel are still in our waters. However, when it gets cold they will go south to warmer waters. I havent heard much excitement with anglers this year over king mackerel catches. The usual catches were in bait wells this past week: snook, redfish, sheepshead and trout. Flounder are still active and are a great tasting lean, white meat. Fresh water anglers were landing fresh water catfish as usual. The water has been a bit choppy this week and I didnt see many canoes or kayaks. The 30 foot, 5-ton sperm whale that beached itself at Madeira Beach died and was towed to Fort DeSoto Park for marine biologists to do a necropsy before burial. Take advantage of our winter weather...get out and go fishing.By Jonie MaschekMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Association Fish Tales: Trout are biting in cooler weatherSidewalk Showcase Saturday at Waterside ShopsThe 15 businesses of Apollo Beachs Waterside Shops will hold a Sidewalk Showcase from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 9. DJ Chris from Addictive Sounds will be spinning music in the Center of the Plaza. Six of the businesses will be celebrating their Grand Openings. There will be food, music, and opportunities to register for more than $1500 in special prizes. Participating businesses include: Anytime Fitness, MVP Barbers, PLAYTIME, Wee Boutique, SouthShore Rising Stars, Ariannas Design, The Vibe, Pool Time, Around the World Animals, Apollo Beach Martial Arts, Apollo Beach Medical Center, China Stars, Metro PCS, Nail Experts and Spa, Weichert Realty and Koch Couture. Waterside Shops are located at 6110 US Hwy 41 North. Go out and support your local businesses. For further information call 813-541-1355.Atlantic vermilion snapper season remains open Atlantic vermilion snapper will remain open to recreational harvest this fall in both state and federal waters now that the season closure has been eliminated. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission eliminated the annual Nov. 1 through March 31 closure at the September Commission meeting. The Nov. 1 through March 31 closure in federal waters was eliminated earlier this year. Vermilion snapper populations have improved thanks to successful state and federal fishery management. In 2008, the Atlantic vermilion snapper population was considered to be undergoing overfishing, which means more fish were being removed from the population than was considered sustainable. At the time, state and federal fishery managers implemented several management changes, including bag limit reductions and the five-month season closure for the recreational fishery. A 2012 stock assessment revealed these management actions were successful in rebuilding vermillion snapper numbers. Removing the closure will positively benefit recreational anglers by providing additional fishing opportunities. Learn more about Atlantic vermilion snapper by visiting MyFWC.com/ Fishing and clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and then Atlantic Snapper.

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10 OBSERVER NEWS NOVEMBER 7, 2013ZONE | DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGS | CARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS 2011 & 2012BEST OF SOUTH SHORE joy. Your Flooring & Window Treatment Experts....22 Years Strong!Dove Interiors Carpet One supports MADE IN AMERICA! Lapidary Club (jewelry store) Sew N Sews Club Shellcrafters ClubANNUAL FALL CRAFT SALE Friday, November 8th 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 915 North Cherry Hills Dr. Sun City Center hosted by The Lapidary Club is offering 10 % off Start Your Christmas shopping NOW!!! 813-642-0084 Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary SchoolThe Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary School in Gibsonton were chosen for Making a Difference. They are: Pre-Kindergarten Sadie Folckemer and Mariana McDonald. Kindergarten LeStajah Everett, Alexus Kreg, Madelene McHenry, Claudia Maguire, Sadie Moore, Zoe Mduagwu, Noami Skiles and Yahir Martinez. First Grade Celeste Gallegos, Kaleb Peyton, Shelby Adkines, Jayden Folckemer, Julius Spells, Juliana Alvarez, Kevin Chavez-Ferreira and Kevin Forrester. Second Grade Dylan King, Kimberly Tomas-Garcia, Kaleb Jones, Leonel Bueno-Cardoso, Miguel Ramos, Nancy Chen, Braylon Smith and Kaiden Odlum. Third Grade Jonathan Salas-Vazquez, Masoud Masoud, Sasha Santiago, Rashard Showers, Tristan Fairchild, Izzalden Shabana, Dallas Baker and Lucas Duenas. Fourth Grade Laura Geary, Hector Rodriguez, Faythe Thornton, Gabe Roque and Almerie McDonald. Fifth Grade Kayla Gray, Christian Whittingham, Amy Minaya, Christian Morales, Julia Reinisch, Julian Rodriguez and Araceli Chavez. Apollo Beach Elementary names Students of the MonthStudents of the Month for October at Apollo Beach Elementary School are: Jazmine Afridi, Diana Alfaro, Melachie Andre, Ryan Auciello, Karley Brigman, Katie Bulso, Giavanna Chini, Bryce Comer, Gabrielle Cook, Peyton Diana, Jeremy Dickens, Shane Galvan, Jovanni Garcia, Sofia Gonzalez, Henry Hanlon, Sarah Harrell, Logan Heid, Olivia Hellman, Carson Householder, Wesley Houston, Hayden Jordan, Nico Loaiza, Dale Lopez, Eden Chloe Marvin, Tariq Marzouca, Jackson Mueller, Jensen Nelson, Finley Oliszewski, Lena Phillips, Jessica Pillsbury, Michael Sims Gallagher, Travis Smith, Eriana Snyder, Elizabeth Sutton, Riley Violette, Jansen Warbritton, Chloe Warner, Penelope Wright and Patrol: Alyssa Leger. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlightsCreative Artists: Lets Create Clay Ornaments! Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m.Creative Artists, 7-11 years, will create clay ornaments with Art Instructor Nicole Lamothe. Children will construct their clay ornaments and then they will be fired in a kiln and completed ornaments will be picked up Dec. 3 through 7 at the Circulation Desk. All materials provided. Limit 20. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create Clay Ornaments! Saturday, Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. Pee Wee Artists, 3-6 years with caregiver, will create clay ornaments with Art Instructor Nicole Lamothe. The completed ornaments will be fired in a kiln and children will pick up their ornaments Dec. 3 through 6 at the Circulation Desk. Limit 15. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.Toddler Time Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10:05 a.m. & 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills, and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Baby Time Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10:05 a.m. For children ages 0-20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lapsit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Adult/Teen Watercolor Crayons Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Art Instructor, Melissa Miller-Nece, will go over many techniques that watercolor crayons have to offer. All levels welcomed and materials are provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center.East Bay High School presents Children of a Lesser GodFrom Wednesday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 16, the East Bay High School theatre department will present Mark Medoffs Children of a Lesser God. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the play starting at 7 p.m. The ticket price for adults is $6, students are $4; admission price includes dessert and coffee during intermission. Children of a Lesser God won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1980, the year the show opened on Broadway. In 1986 it was made into a film starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin, the first deaf actress to win an Academy Award. The film was also the first to have a female nominated as Best Director. The play is the bittersweet story of the relationship between James, a speech therapist and his wife, Sarah, a profoundly deaf maid at the school for the deaf. The course of the play shows us how two seemingly different people can find love, yet still have much adversity placed on their relationship. Much of the beauty of Children of a Lesser God relies on the breathtaking sign language. The play will be staged in the schools Kathryn Hill Auditorium. Portions of the production were presented at the District 9 Thespian Individual Events Festival on October 19 where three overall Superior ratings were earned. East Bay High School is located at 7710 Big Bend Rd. in Gibsonton. For more information, call 813-671-5134, ext. 271.

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U 11 LEGAL NOTICE ACCEPTING BIDS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION TRADES Florida Home Partnership, Inc. a not-for-prot homebuilder is currently accepting bids for all residential construction trades for its newest Community BAYOU PASS VILLAGE PHASE IV A 158 home single family community to be constructed utilizing the USDA Mutual Self Help Housing Program. FHP currently has bid packets available at its corporate ofce located at 201 14th Avenue SE, Suite “H”, Ruskin 33570 Bid packages may be picked up for a $15.00 fee (checks or money orders only) from October 31, 2013 through 1:30 PM on Friday November 15, 2013. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday November 15 at the Dorothy Duke Community Center located at 2203 Dorothy Duke Lane, Ruskin 33570. Immediately following the pre-bid meeting all bidders are welcome to tour homes currently under construction at Bayou Pass Village Phase III, adjacent to the pre-bid meeting. All bidders will receive three separate oor plans to bid on along with general specications. Bids are due to Florida Home Partnership’s Ruskin ofce listed above no later than 4:00 PM on Friday December 6, 2013. Successful bidders will be notied as soon as possible after December 20, 2013. Basis for award will be lowest responsible negotiated bidder at FHP’s sole discretion. It is anticipated these homes will be constructed over a 36-48 month period. FHP is seeking proposals from the following construction trades: s\000URVEYORS s\000"LOCK\000 AND \000 #ONCRETE \000 -ASONS s\000&RAME\000 AND \000 RIM \000 #ARPENTRY \000 #ONTRACTORS s\000%LECTRICIANS s\000)-8(LUMBERS s\000\(!#\000 #ONTRACTORS s\000$RYWALL\000 #ONTRACTORS s\000INDOW\000 UPPLIERS \000 AND \000 \NSTALLERS s\000OOlNG\000 #ONTRACTORS s\000INYL\000 IDING \000 #ONTRACTORS s\000#ARPET\000 AND \000 INYL \000 UPPLIERS \000 AND \000 \NSTALLERS s\000#ERAMIC\000 ILE \000 UPPLIERS \000 AND \000 \NSTALLERS s\000HELVING\000 AND \000 -IRROR \000 UPPLIERS \000 AND \000 \NSTALLERS s\000#ABINET\000-AKERS\000 AND \000 \NSTALLERS s\000\000EST\000 #ONTROL \000 \010TERMITE\011 \000 #ONTRACTORS s\000TUCCO\000 #ONTRACTORS s\000%XCAVATION\000 AND \000 'RADING \000 #ONTRACTORS \000 s\000ASTE\000$ISPOSAL\000 #ONTRACTORS s\000\NSULATION\000 #ONTRACTORS s\000UPPLIERS\000 OF \000 ,UMBER\014 \000 #ONCRETE\014 \000\000AINT\014\000 RUSSES\014 \000 !PPLIANCES \000 AND \000 \000-ASONRY \000 )-43(RODUCTS s\000UPPLY\000\006\000 \NSTALL \000 OD\014 \000 REES \000 AND \000 ,ANDSCAPING All Bidders must have appropriate state or county license for trade and carry $1,000,000 in General Liability Insurance and $1,000,000 worker’s Compensation Insurance. Minority and small businesses are encouraged to apply. All contractors and suppliers must furnish a minimum one year warranty from date of occupancy. For Further Information contact Kim Bishop at 813-672-7860 x 261 or email kim@home.org FHP is an equal opportunity employer www.home.org Submitted by: Earl Pfeiffer Executive Director CRC 058278 \010\030\021\023\011\000\026\027\022\015\027\030\026\020\000s\000WWW\016mHOME\016ORG EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY COLORING PICTURE List 10 words that rhyme with “pass.” 1. ____________ 2. ______________ 3. ___________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________ 6. _____________ 7. ___________ 8. ____________ 9. ____________ 10. ____________ Some answers: bass, brass, class, crass, gas, glass, grass, lass, mass, sass A: Ready to go for a dip? What did one potato chip say to the other during Monday night football? Q: What kind of soda does not make a great football snack? A: Baking soda! Q: Jokes and Riddles W h a t R h y m e s w i t h P a s s ?

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12 OBSERVER NEWS NOVEMBER 7, 2013 SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult progra.m./event highlights Opening Art Reception: Painting and Mixed Media Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. The Painting and Mixed Media Opening Art Reception welcomes artists Harriet Rollitt, Linda Pieroth Smith and Jeanine Tatlock. The show will include paintings, glass mosaics, printing and collage. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The show runs through January 2, 2014. Funding for this progra.m. provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11 All libraries will be closed for Veterans Day. Introduction to iPad Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. An introduction to the iPad including AppleIDs, WiFi, the App Store, and more. Limit: 20. Six by Six Exhibition Entry Forms Wednesday, Nov. 13 all day 2014 Call For All Artist Entries for the Six By Six Exhibition, Small Art/Big Ideas non-juried show. Entry forms for artists in any medium are welcome within the size restriction of six inches by six inches. Entry forms are available at the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Entry forms are due no later than January 15, 2014. Questions? Contact Laurie Burhop, Art Coordinator 813-273-3652. Artist Applications for Crawford Gallery Wednesday, Nov. 13 all day A Call to All Painters, Mixed Media and Photography Artists. Applications are available at the Information Desk or by calling 813-2733652. Application deadline is January 13, 2014. eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on a Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 devices using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Limit: 20. Adult/Teen Watercolor Crayons Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Art Instructor, Melissa Miller-Nece, will go over many techniques that watercolor crayons have to offer. All levels welcomed and materials are provided. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg set or card. Limited to 28 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Nov. 13 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! 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. Learn home canning with Hillsborough County ExtensionPreserving food at home may seem intimidating, but Hillsborough County Extensions home canning classes make getting fruits and vegetables from the garden to the jar easy and fun. All classes take place at the Hillsborough County Extension Office, 5339 CR 579 in Seffner. Register online. The cost for a family of up to four people is only $10. Home Canning of Sweets, Pickles and Fruits These classes demonstrate equipment and procedures needed for fruit, tomatoes, jams and pickles. Participants will receive recipes and information so they can go home and start canning. Home Canning of Vegetables, Meats and Seafood These classes demonstrate pressure canners and procedures needed to can vegetables, meats and seafood. Different types of canners are heated to familiarize participants with the different operations. Participants will receive recipes and information so they can go home ready to start canning. Participants can bring their canner or gauge for testing. For more information on canning classes, contact Mary Keith, Hillsborough County Extension Office, 813-744-5519, ext 54136. Register online at http://hillsborough.ifas.ufl.edu/nutrition/canning.shtml. The Hillsborough County Drug Take Back Initiative has installed permanent drug take-back boxes at four Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office locations. This initiative, which allows drop-off of unwanted prescription drugs with no questions asked kicked off on Oct. 22 at four locations in the Tampa Bay area. The boxes are located at the following Sheriffs Office locations: District 1: 14102 N. 20th St. in Tampa District 2: 2310 N. Falkenburg Road in Tampa District 3: 7202 Gunn Highway in Tampa District 4: 503 33rd St. SE in RuskinThis initiative is designed to ensure that unwanted prescription drugs are accounted for, and disposed of in a safe and secure manner. Educational materials related to the effects of prescription drug abuse and information regarding addictions services providers also is available at the same locations.The Hillsborough County Drug Take Back Initiative is a collaborative effort by the Hillsborough County Strategic Planning/Criminal Justice Office, Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, and members of the Hillsborough Community Anti-Drug Alliance. This project was selected for funding by the Hillsborough County Public Safety Coordinating Council and is supported by a Federal Justice Assistance Grant. For additional information about the Drug Take Back Initiative, contact the Criminal Justice Office at 813-276-2033.Permanent drug take-back boxes now available Announce your upcoming events through us, your community newspaper.THE OBSERVER NEWS813-645-3111news@observernews.net

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Growing up in the 1970s, my next door neighbor raised his family working as a milk man (for the younger readers, he delivered milk and ice cream to homes, placing a familys order in an insulated box on the doorstep). I knew someone raising a family by working at a gas station. That is likely not possible today. The growing income inequality in this nation is skewing the cost of life to a higher end, increasingly out of reach for those who lack the means. Yet the need for janitors hasnt decreased. The need for store clerks, restaurant workers and even teachers hasnt decreased. The costs of life have, of course, increased. Growing income inequality is not sustainable, a point made by economists and publications such as the Wall Street Journal. The United States already has among the worst statistics for income inequality among developed nations. As individuals, we are limited in how to solve this growing problem. In South Hillsborough, however, there is a vast pool of successful retired businesspeople. They should not be forgotten nor dismissed as ObservationsX mere old people but rather raised up and encouraged to share their hard earned skills with others. Nor should those in need be so easily dismissed. For the vast majority of people, it is clear that a lifetime of handouts arent the answer, nor even desired. But sometimes, especially these days, the simple act of getting some bootstraps, whether via food stamps or help with rent and the electric bill can make the difference between broken down in failure or finding the road to success. Somehow we need to get over the idea that poverty is entirely self-inflicted and get back to the idea that earning a living should allow for just that a means for living. Forced redistribution of wealth is not the answer, either, of course. But there are things our representative government can do to at least help to level the playing field and if we the voters can change our attitude, we can help convince elected officials to change theirs. Being poor is not a sin. But doing nothing to help bridge the growing divide between the haves and have-nots quite possibly is. (Family Features)Today, less than half of American families eat dinner together every day. (Source: National Survey of Childrens Health 2011/2012). One secret to dinner on busy weeknights is keeping the ingredients for your favorite meals within easy reach. These solutions cut out dinner prep time to help families get Simple solutions for family dinners meals on the table fast, any night of the week: Keep your freezer organized for quick meal planning. Buy extra frozen or fresh poultry, beef and pork when they go on sale. If fresh, freeze them in family dinner portions. Then, stock up on pre-cut vegetables, like Birds Eyes new Recipe Ready line of pre-cut, sliced and diced vegetable varieties that help complete a meal. Spend less time searching for recipes. Pick one day a week to sketch out a menu filled with fast and easy home-cooked family favorites. Its easier to save time during the week if you already have a plan. Take advantage of cooking short cuts. Using pre-cut, high quality vegetable varieties not only saves money on wasted produce, but also on shopping and prep time without sacrificing the quality and taste of the meal. Plus, since the ingredients are already chopped, the only thing you have to open is the bag. Goodbye cutting board, hello Recipe Ready! Enlist helpers. Having the kids help with some of the cooking makes the process more fun, plus kids are more likely to eat what they create. Have kids mix ingredients, top dishes with garnishes and help put dinner on the table. Recipe Ready vegetables provide a nutritious and timesaving solution for busy families. Fill your freezer with all the varieties to ensure delightful meals every night of the week. Find more recipes and ideas at www.birdseye.com/recipeready. Easiest Ever Chili1 pound lean ground beef 1 bag (8 ounces) Birds Eye Recipe Ready Chopped Green Peppers & Onions 1 can (15.5 ounces) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons chili powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (optional) Brown ground beef with Recipe Ready Peppers & Onions in medium saucepot. Add remaining ingredients and simmer uncovered, 20 minutes. Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream.

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Kimis Ice Cream and Sweets 813-645-2038 F ax: 813-645-6216 www.KimisIceCreamAndSweets.com Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/13 143 Harbor Village LaneCar Show Monthly Every 3rd Live DJ, Prizes Dr. Robert Norman & Associates Dermatology Dr. Robert Norman, DO MPH, MBA Dr. William Eng Holly Pohler, ARNP Kate Sedlaczek, ARNPWE OFFER THE FOLLOWING:Appointments made in a timely manner with never more than a 2 week waiting period maximum, and same day appointments are available. Diagnosis & treatment of skin cancer & diseases of the skin, hair & nails. Wide excision, treatment for spider veins & rosacea, Electrodessication, curettage, cryotherapy & debridement. Botox & Restylane. Dermatological products available in the ofce. Clarisonic, MD Solar Sciences, Image, Merderma, Retin-A, Sun Block, moisturizer and more.Radiation & laser treatment for skin conditions.Call to schedule your appointment today!813-880-7546 10422 U.S. H WY 301 Riverview MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED Dear Savvy Senior, I have been enrolled in the same Medicare prescription drug plan for three years now, but my pharmacist told me I should look for a new plan during the open enrollment period that would fit my needs a little better. Whats the easiest way to do this? Need Help Dear Need, Because all Medicare prescription drug plans can change their coverage and costs each cal endar year, the only way to ensure youre getting the best coverage at the lowest cost is to compare your Part D plan against the competi tion during Medicares open enrollment period (which is Oct. 15 Dec. 7). Here are some tips and resources that can help you compare drug plans, and select one that better fits your needs. Important: Dont confuse Medicare open enrollment with the new health insurance marketplaces that have just opened under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). They serve two totally different populations. Health insurance marketplaces are for people under age 65 who dont have health insurance, while Medicare open enrollment is for Medicare beneficiaries who wish to review their current Medicare policies and make changes. Open Enrollment Website If youre comfortable using a computer, you can easily compare Medicares drug plans yourself online. Just go to Medicares Plan Finder Tool at medicare.gov/finda-plan, and type in your zip code or your personal information, enter in how you currently receive your Medicare coverage, select the drugs you take and their dosages, and choose the pharmacies you use. Youll get a cost comparison breakdown for every plan avail able in your area so you can compare it to your current plan. This tool also provides a fivestar rating system that evaluates each plan based on past customer service records, and suggests generics or older brand name drugs that can reduce your costs. Its also important to keep in mind that when youre compar ing drug plans dont judge a plan strictly by its monthly premium cost. Low-premium plans are often associated with higher prescription co-payments and may end up being more expensive. Look at the estimated annual drug costs that shows how much you can expect to pay over a year in total out-ofpocket costs including premi ums, deductibles and co-pays. Also, be sure the plan youre considering covers all of the drugs you take with no restrictions. Some plans may require you to get per mission or try a number of cheaper drugs before they will cover cer tain prescriptions. Need Help? If you need some help with this or if you dont have Internet access to compare the plans yourself, you can call Medicare at 800-633-4227 and a customer service representative will do it for you over the phone for free. Another resource that you can call on for help is your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which provides free one-on-one Medicare counseling in person or over the phone. They also conduct seminars during the open enrollment period at various locations throughout each state. To find the contact information for your local SHIP visit shiptalk.org, or call the eldercare locator at 800677-1116. Shrinking Donut Hole You also need to know that Medicares donut-hole the coverage gap in which you must pay out-of-pocket for your drugs continues to shrink. In 2013 and 2014, you will get a 52.5 percent discount on brand-name drugs, and the federal subsidy for generic medications will rise from 21 to 28 percent in 2014. The 2013 coverage gap begins when your total drug cost exceeds $2,850 (that includes your share and the insurers share of the costs) and ends when combined spending is $6,455. After that, your Part D plan usually covers around 95 per cent of your remaining drug costs for the year. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Nor man, OK 73070, or visit SavvySe nior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today Show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Reassessment Time for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller South Bay recognized as top performer on quality measuresSouth Bay Hospital was named one of the nations Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. South Bay Hospital is one of only 182 hospitals nationally that achieved the distinction three years in a row. We are very proud of our recognition as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures for the third consecutive year, says Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer at South Bay Hospital. We strive to provide the best possible care for our patients through the use of evidence-based practices. The ratings are based on data reported during the 2012 calendar year that measure how frequently hospitals follow clinical guidelines that have been proven to provide improved health outcomes. This years list of Top Performers represents the top 33 percent of more than 3,400 eli gible accredited hospitals reporting data. For more information on South Bay Hospital, contact Natalia Diaz at 813-634-0496.Safe boating classes to be held at Apollo Beach Racquet ClubFlotilla 75 (Ruskin) of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the basic safe boating course About Boating Safely at the Apollo Beach Racquet Club from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesday evenings: Nov. 12, 19 and 26. Learn safe boating practices. Learn some basic knots. Learn details of docking. Learn more about navigating in local waters. The cost is $40 and includes the ABS book, a lifetime reference manual. Many boaters quickly recoup their investment when their insurance company reduces their premium upon successful completion of the course. In addition each graduate receives the Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card. Boaters who take safe boating classes, statistically, are not the ones involved in headline-getting boating accidents. Apollo Beach Racquet Club is located at 6520 Richies Way, just past Apollo Beach Elementary School in Apollo Beach. Call Ray Stewart today for reservations and information at 813-6452130.

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16 NOVEMBER 7, 2013 Reduce your risk of fallingSchedule a Hearing Exam Today!Study links untreated hearing loss with increased loss of balance:*Those with even mild hearing impairment are nearly three times as likely as those with normal hearing to suffer a fall. Hearing loss has also been linked to Alzheimers disease. Thats why a baseline hearing exam is strongly recommended at age 50.Why take a chance?If a hearing loss is found, hearing aids can reduce your risk of falling! Todays hearing aids are simple to use, virtually undetectable and so comfortable, youll forget youre wearing them. And, it feels so good to hear with ease.*Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging study. Maintain your independence! Get your hearing evaluated at Beltone. Its fast, easy and freeNov. 7 13, 2013$1,000 OFFa pair of Beltone Promise 17s or Promise 9 hearing instruments.FREEComprehensive Hearing ScreeningCall for an appointment today! (across from Walgreens)104 Pebble Beach Blvd. S. Sun City Center, FL 33573813.633.9200Discount off MSRP and applies to Promise 17 and 9. $500 off single hearing aid. Cannot be combined with other offers, coupons or insurance plans. Previous purchases excluded. Participation may vary. See store for details. Benefits of hearing aids vary by type and degree of hearing loss, noise environment, accuracy of hearing evaluation and proper fit. Beltone Hearing Care Centers are independently owned and operated. 2012 Beltone.We are providers of BC/BS Insurance www.beltone.com

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18 U "\011-\015,\015, \015-U-\012\012"\011-\015,\015,U/\025\015\012,,\015 / NOVEMBER 7, 2013 WE’RE LOOKING FOR W ARD TO MEETING OUR NEIGHBORS! WE ARE LOOKING FOR: ‹\003*VZ[\\000TL\003L^LSY` ‹\003.VSK\003-PSSLK\003\000[LTZ ‹\003>H[JOLZ ‹\003VJRL[\003>H[JOLZ ‹\003:[LYSPUN\003:PS]LY \003 -SH[^HYL ’\016E\016\000CG\016AB/BA $ 10 BONUS ON ALL PURCHASES OVER $ 100 BONUS C OU P ON ‹\003\(SS\003<\025:\025\003VY\003-VYLPNU\003 \003 *VPUZ\003\030 \035\033\003HUK\003VSKLY ‹\003*\\000YYLUJ`\003\030 \032\033\003 \003 HUK\003VSKLY ‹\003*VSSLJ[PISL\003;V`Z ‹\003\ Come to O ur Precious M etals B uying E vent! Come O ne, Come A ll! Come to O ur Precious M etals B uying E vent! Come O ne, Come A ll! E VERY F riday & S aturday in N OVEMBER N ov. 8-9 15-16 22-23 & 29-30 at S un City Center Chamber of Commerce 1651 S CC B lvd. (SR 674) BUYING GOLD & S ILVER C ecelia Liguori Buys Precious Coins & Gold We’re your Precious Metal Buyers. Any questions? Feel free to call Cono or Cecelia Liguori, SCC Chamber Members 1-863-899-8048 email: cliguori@verizon.net Personal Property E state Planning Paying the BEST P RI C E for your Precious M etals, G old, Currency, Costume Jewelry, etc. If you can’t come to us... We come to you! Yes We Are Open Black Friday! 11/29/13 In a couple of weeks, the Chamber will be sending out renewal notices to all of our member businesses. As we ask them to make their annual investment with us, we hope they will be eager to stay a part of our or ganization. No phrase is sadder to me than when a business says they didn’t get anything out of their membership. As an old mentor of mine said many times, “It isn’t called net-sitting; it isn’t called net-eating; it’s called net-working.” For any business out there contemplating renewal (or business out there who is pondering becoming a member) here are some ways you can maximize your Chamber membership and improve your business. Take advantage of our weekly online Network newsletter which is emailed to over 480 businesses every week. Let us know about your service, an upcoming event or an award you received by Thursday afternoon and we’ll publicize it for you for free! Were you just awarded a prestigious contract? Receive a AAA rating? Get a new certification? Begin offering a new service? Tell us so we can spread the word! Take the opportunity to develop relationships and talk about your business at our monthly coffees, luncheons and business after hours events. These events are designed so you can socialize in a relaxed setting with lots of other members. It’s more fun to talk shop over hors d’oeuvres and a bever age. They’re often held at a business you may never have visited. You might even win a cool door prize! Display your business cards and brochures in the racks in the Chamber lobby where more than 10,000 visitors stop by every year. Rare is the day we don’t have several people come into the building “just to browse.” They often leave with a handful of business cards. If yours aren’t in the rack, how can they call you? Reach out to every single Chamber member by purchasing a set of 480 addresses of Chamber members for direct mail or invitations for a one-time use. Having an open By Dana Dittmar, Executive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Chamber membership is key to your success house or big sale? A postcard sent to your fellow Chamber members will get you more attendees and shoppers. Join a committee (Membership, Ambassadors, Governmental Affairs) or work on a project (Holiday Golf Cart Parade, Business Expo, Membership Drive, Golf Tournament) where you will meet new people and develop a deep bond by working together toward a specific goal. Special projects are usually short-term commitments and a lot of fun to do. Be recognized in every Network on the website, flyers, banners and at every Chamber event by becoming an annual sponsoring Trustee. We have partnerships at several levels and will work with you to make sure your package gives you all the amenities your business needs. Put your Chamber membership sticker on the front door of your business or on your car so people know you are a credible business. We offer them for free, so put them on all of your company vehicles! If you are involved in Chamber events and follow these suggestions, you’ll see just how effective your Chamber membership is! Bayou Pass Village Phase IV coming to life Nonprofit homebuilder seeks clients and contractors Florida Home Partnership, a nonprofit homebuilder located in Ruskin, has begun home sales in its newest community, Bayou Pass Village Phase IV. FHP has developed and sold over 350 homes in Bayou Pass Village phases I, II, and III. There cur rently are only 8 lots left to sell in the phase III community. FHP has administered USDA’s Mutual Self Help Housing Program since 1995 and constructed over 650 homes in southern Hillsborough County since then. Phase IV is located at 14th Ave. SE and 6th St. SE. Prices for the new homes will begin at $133,500 and eligible buyers can receive down payment assistance from the state and Hillsborough County to make payments as low as $585 per month, including taxes and insur ance. Participants in the mutual self-help program trade a mini mum of 600 hours of sweat equity building their homes, within a construction group of 5-9 additional participants, for their down payment. The new development at Bayou Pass Village phase IV had the sitework completed this past summer. The entire development at this location includes the future phase V for a total of 300 new homes. The development will include a community center, swimming pool, two parks and two playgrounds and extensive landscaping prior to completion. There is a total of 78 acres which will include two very large ponds and two smaller ones. “This development will feature more than 100 waterfront homes” said Earl Pfeiffer, FHP’s Execu tive Director. Construction of a new model home called the Monterey, a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a 2 car garage and 1597 square feet of living area, started on Halloween Day and should be opened by midMarch, Pfeiffer added. With the beginning of the new model home, FHP is reaching out to area contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to submit bids for the 158 homes to be built in this new phase. Pfeiffer, who is a state licensed residential contractor has a penchant for working with smaller, local, family owned vendors, suppliers and subcontractors. “This development will generate between 15 and 20 million dollars of economic activity in the next three or four years” Pfeiffer reports, “and FHP would like to see a majority of this work go to South Shore-based businesses. We are a local company and prefer to keep our money recycling in the local community.” The new lots go on sale imme diately. It will likely be summer before construction activity at this newest development is in full swing. Qualified buyers will have a choice of available lots in the first area to be developed, includ ing choice waterfront lots. Funding for this development comes from USDA, Rural Development and Hillsborough County’s Affordable Housing Services Department. Homebuyers and those interested in bidding on construction services can contact Florida Home Partner ship at 813-672-7889 or visit their website at www.flhome.org. Ballet Gala in Bradenton Nov. 16 Brandon Ballet will present a Ballet Gala entitled “Dancing Through Generations II” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton. It will be a performance of classical ballet and mixed repertory, with guest dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and San Jose Ballet, among others. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased online at www.brandonballet.org. The Manatee Performing Arts Center is at 502 3rd Ave. West in Bradenton. Be sure to search our classified section starting on page 35 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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20 NOVEMBER 7, 2013 NOVEMBER EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY 1-3 p.m. Life Concerns Support Group. 10-11 a.m. Therapeutic Tai Chi open to the public! 3-4 p.m. Aging Gracefully 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. Join Lorrie Quistad, RRT who facilitates this growing group. The rst half of each meeting consists of education, the second half physical therapists give guided exercises to assist you in recovery. To learn more about what is available to you, do not miss this group. Charles Schwab Investment Series. Dont miss this opportunity to meet with Ann MacKay, CFP with Charles Schwab as she discusses: Bond Investing Beyond the Basics Diabetes Support Group. Join Susan L ParkerHeitel, RN, Certied Diabetic Educator from Nurse On Call Home Health Care as she facilitates the support group Everyday Basics of Diabetic Care. Interested in Your Ancestry? Learn how to research your genealogy, dont miss this opportunity to spend time with Tollie J Banker, M.A. and M.I.S., Faculty Librarian at Hillsborough Community College SouthShore Campus as she takes you through the steps to discover your past using free research tools! FREE Memory Screenings provided by Dr. Mary Stedman from Stedman Clinical Trials.How much of my memory have I really lost? Are you interested in Clinical Trials designed to cure Alzheimers? Want to learn more about memory loss? Dont miss this opportunity to meet with Dr. Stedman. Neuropathy Support Group Held at the Community Association in the Caper Room on North Pebble Beach. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Has neuropathy affected your balance? Attend this meeting where Thomas Freyman, PTA from Hometown Home Carewill provide FREE BALANCE TESTING and discuss therapeutic approaches to dealing with this disease.Mental Wellness Support Group Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and United Methodist Church of SCC. The GAME!The Performing Arts Company of SCC presents at THE ROLLINSa NEW musical COMEDY about politics, poker & the GAME of life October 30, 31 November 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 7:30 pm nightly w/ 2:30pm matinee Nov 9 DELYSE AXINNJOE BIRN BA UMBABS COMINOLIBEV CARNESPETER FARINAJO PRATERWENDY SMITHDAN TAC KITTPAT WOLFERT T P ELLEN KLEINSCHMIDT AS ROSEMARY PHILLIPS W LEW RESSEGUIE & ELL EN KLEINSCHMIDT D B LEW RESSEGUIE M D ELL EN KLEINSCHMIDT P BA RB BR TVA Public Welcome! www.PerformingArtsCompany-SCC.orgComing in January 2014 is Sinatra! & Rubys on 66 in February By %  tchrhen mitch@observernews.netThe 25th annual Ruskin Seafood Festival began on a damp note with steady rain falling into the afternoon, making for unusually short lines at the many food vendors for those braving the weather. By afternoon, however, the sun began peeking out just as the festival went into its first-ever evening run, with South Countys own LadyHawke taking the stage and food and beverage vendors staying open until 8 p.m. Sunday dawned beautifully and with it came what some vendors described as record crowds. Although official numbers werent available at press time, an estimated 25,000 people were expected to attend this years event, held at E.G. Simmons Park. It is South Hillsboroughs largest festival and the SouthShore Chamber of Commerces biggest fundraiser of the year. On Saturday during the festival, Shannon Brown of Kids R Kids South Shore was named Honorary Mayor of SouthShore, collecting approximately $7,000 of the $14,000 in total honorary mayoral race donations. The funds go to area charities and towards future chamber activities, from community events to assisting area schools. Brown was collecting donations for local youth athletic programs, a passion of her late husband who passed away from cancer. In her late husbands memory, she created the Refuse to Lose Fund to help children who may not otherwise be able to afford to participate in area team sports.A rainy start and record crowds at Seafood FestivalOther charities included the VFW, the Firehouse Cultural Center and the Good Samaritan Mission, Inc. For information about the MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOS Shannon Brown, second from left, was named Honorary Mayor of SouthShore. Other candidates were (from left): Mandy Burdick, Anne Madden and John Smith. Fritz of Fritzy Brothers One Man Circus (also known as Steven Lombardo) pops a wheelie. www.fritzybrothers.com Dancing to the sound of Apollo Beach-based LadyHawke: This year marked the first time the festival remained open after dark with live music, food and beverages available (and dancing, too). SouthShore Chamber, visit www. southshorechamberofcommerce. org or on Facebook at www. facebook.com/southshore. chamber. This is a great way to see the Seafood Festival.

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 21 CALL TODAY for your FREE Skin Cancer Screening Call 813-634-1455 to reserve your spotThe Skin Cancer Centers / Dermatology AssociatesHoward A. Oriba, M.D. | Michael G. Caruso, M.D. | Leslee Baute, P.A.C.WWW.THESKINCANCERCENTERS.COMSOUTH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTYS ONLY FELLOWSHIP TRAINED MOHS SURGEON Are you over 65? Did you know people over 65 have a 50% higher likelihood of developing Skin Cancer? NOW ACCEPTING TRICARE PRIME TAMPA SARASO TA FLORIDAS NEW NO CDDFEES MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSWhen the bay temperature drops below 68 degrees manatees will begin congregating in the warm waters of the Apollo Beach TECO power plant canal. The discharge canal is a state and federally designated manatee sanctuary providing needed protection from cold water for the slow-moving, gentle giants. An array of solar panel trees provides power from the sun and convenient shade for cars in the parking lot. On the centers opening day, Nov. 1, the water in the basin was a balmy 88 degrees.power and, coincidentally, shade for vehicles in the expanded parking lot. New nature trails are in place and among those currently under construction are trails connecting the Manatee Viewing Center with a new conservation and technology park, a program resulting from a partnership with the Florida Aquarium, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and TECO. Even with so much to offer, it is the manatees that are the star attraction at the center. People have been coming to the site during the winter months since 1986 as the manatees came to enjoy the warm, clean saltwater used in cooling the power plant. In the coming weeks, when the temperature drops below 68 degrees in the bay, the manatees will begin arriving in large numbers. The bay temperature was approximately 75 degrees on the centers opening day on Nov. 1. The temperature inside the relatively shallow basin was a balmy 88 degrees. The Manatee Viewing Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Nov. 1 to April 15. The center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and Easter. It closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The expansive center is well worth a trip on any occasion but for those who just cant make it, TECO offers a live webcam of the basin, offering a glimpse of the manatees through the web. The TECO Manatee Viewing Center is located at 6990 Dickman Road in Apollo Beach. Both admission and parking are free. The center is ADA compliant. For more information, visit www.tampaelectric.com/company/mvc or call 813-228-4289.Manatee Viewing CenterX

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22 NOVEMBER 7, 2013 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) Thu 07: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 08: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 11: MEMORY BUS (ALZ HEIMER S ASSOC) RSVP! BALLROOM DANCE FOXTROT (COUPLES ONLY)SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to 2 pm 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 12: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* A+ HEARING DON GUILEY THE LOSS OF HEARING & DIMENTIA 11 am to Noon 2 to 3 pm Wed 13: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 14: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 15: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 18: BALLROOM DANCE FOXTROT (COUPLES ONLY)SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 11 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 19: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* HEALING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS 11 am to Noon 2 to 3 pm Wed 20: LINE DANCING*: Beginners Class Advanced Class 11 am to Noon 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 21: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 9:30 to 10:30 am Fri 22: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW Y OGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pmNOVEMBER EVENTS *R EGISTER NOW (813) 419-5020 LIN E D ANCIN G PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. NEXT Kidney SmartSM CLASS IS: NOV EMBER 26Offered through DaVita Dialysis on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) the program is free and open to the community. www.davita.com, click on Kidney Smart tab. Please check your insurance coverage for SILV ERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes Monthly schedule: JSAMedicalGroup.com click Events Hillsborough County announces 2013 Recycled Yard Art Contest winnersFirst Place Adult: Rooster First Place Middle School Group: Fish Tank First Place Middle School Individual: Can Flower Peoples Choice Award: Junkyard DogHillsborough County Extension congratulates the winners of the 2013 Recycled Yard Art Contest that was held at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in October. This contest was open to county residents of all ages. The entries showed amazing creativity, much of the artwork was created with recycled or recyclable materials, and able to withstand outdoor elements. School Individual) Jack Lynn for his metal Rooster constructed from a Freon tank and scrap metal. for their Fish Tank created with a leaking aquarium, screen, packing peanuts, plastic Easter eggs, Bubble Wrap, glass and plastic bottles. dividual Blyss Bolger, Winthrop her Can Flower that was made with large and small cans and paint. Hamilton for his Junkyard Dog sculpture created with a chain, spring, golf clubs, pressure gauges, a tire iron and wrench. These winning Recycled Yard Art pieces are on exhibit through November at the Hillsborough County Extension office, 5339 County Rd. 579 in Seffner. Exhibit hours are weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays. For more information on the Recycled Yard Art contest or horticultural questions, contact Lynn Barber, Hillsborough County Extension, at 813-744-5519 x54105 or barberl@hillsboroughcounty. org. Gardening information is available at http://hillsborough. ifas.ufl.edu and http://edis.ifas.ufl. edu. Remember to reuse, reduce and recycle.

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 23 PUBLIC NOTICEFREE HEARING TEST SET FOR SENIORSPINELLAS, PASCO, HERNANDO AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES Electronic hearing tests will be given during the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.There will be a hearing specialist at each of the locations below. Everyone should have a hearing test at least once a year if there is any trouble at all hearing clearly. Even people now wearing a hearing aid or those who have been told nothing could be done for them should have a hearing test and nd out whether modern methods of hearing correction can help them hear better. Do not miss this valuable opportunity to learn more about your hearing and the causes of hearing loss. To avoid waiting, please call ahead for an appointment. In less than 1-hour You Can Find Out How Much Of Your Hearing Is Lost And What You Can Do To Get It Back!Why Do People Delay Addressing Hearing Loss? When sound waves reach the ear, they are gathered by the funnel-shaped outer ear and channeled into the middle ear. Sometimes hearing loss can be easily and quickly corrected by clearing blockage that can occur from wax build up. Years of using q-tips to clean your ears can embed layers of wax so tightly that it affects your ability to hear clearly. Thats why the rst part of your ear exam will be with an otoscope to determine if there is any blockage that can open up your ear canal and allow you to enjoy the beauty of unmuted sound again. At the entrance to the middle ear, sound waves hit the eardrum. A damaged eardrum can not only be painful, but it can mufe natural sounds and make it extremely difcult to hear clearly. If youre experiencing hearing loss, its important to nd out if it is a correctable condition involving the middle ear. Sound vibrations travel through the middle ear and into the uid lled inner ear where they are converted into signals that are sent to your brain. Damage to the inner ear can lead to deafness, so its vital to make sure your inner ear is functioning properly. Problems with the inner ear often require surgery or medication. If the damage is irreparable, youll want to ask about the new cochlea implants that can help restore your ability to hear again. There is also new scientic and medical research with stem cell transplants that can regrow damaged inner ear hair follicles (known as cilia) that send electronic signals to your brain allowing you to translate sounds into language. Researchers at Stanford University say that they are 5-10 years away from a breakthrough that could possibly correct human deafness. How Hearing Is Tested To evaluate your hearing a specialist will perform a series of hearing tests. These tests are often performed by using a combination of electronic equipment and headphones. Knowledge About How Your Ears Work Helps With The Healing Process! Its important that you have a basic understanding of how your ears work. The healing starts when you rst acknowledge that you have a hearing problem. The next step is to get your ears examined so you will know the cause and the degree (mild to profound) of your condition. In America, the average person with hearing loss delays dealing with it for 5 to 7 years. The big question is, Why do people wait so long before confronting the obvious problems that come with an inability to hear clearly? Accepting & Correcting Your Hearing Loss Researchers estimate that over 30 million people in the United States suffer from hearing loss, but almost 75% avoid scheduling a hearing test to determine the cause and how to remedy this condition. As the baby boomer generation ages, more people are going to experience hearing loss. Many people with hearing loss do not take the steps needed to correct the problem. The rst step starts with getting a hearing exam when you rst notice you are experiencing symptoms. A hearing test can determine the cause of your hearing loss, and which state-of-the-art hearing devices can improve your quality of life. There is often a period of denial or hesitation that must be overcome before the appointment for the hearing test is made. At rst it may seem like you only have very mild hearing loss, if any, because you can hear someone talking to you, or you can hear the TV, radio, or a movie, you just cant catch every word. Or you may have trouble following conversations, but you always come up with a reason why its too noisy, people are speaking too fast, or there are too many people talking at once. The truth is that when you have early, mild hearing loss, you will start to have trouble hearing certain higher frequency sounds. Consonant sounds are in the higher range and are the rst to go. While you may hear voices, you may nd yourself mistaking similar-sounding words, like rent and sent or time and lime. If you believe you have mild hearing loss, begin by getting a hearing exam. You can use the results of the hearing test to rule out or x any correctable conditions, and then you can assess if any of the new and advanced hearing technologies can help you hear more clearly. After your hearing test you will be able to make a more educated decision about what your options are to prevent further hearing loss and hear more clearly immediately, improving your overall quality of life. Purchasing a hearing aid is not a decision made lightly. Its important that the person you are working with listens to you and works together with you to address your specic hearing needs. You need to be able to trust their guidance in choosing a solution to match your lifestyle. Advances In Hearing Care! A hearing specialist with Audibel Hearing Centers will be available to answer all your questions and discuss the latest advances in hearing care. Even with the new technology, your brain still needs time to readjust to hearing sounds it may not have been hearing for years. You will be amazed at your own ability to reconnect with your life with the help of this advanced technology. In addition, technology is constantly changing. A hearing test can now determine if you have even very mild hearing loss, and the new generation of digital hearing aids has nearly eliminated the problems of feedback, and extraneous noise that was bothersome with earlier models. Most hearing losses dont require expensive hearing aids to help you with Thomas Edison Suffered From Hearing Loss! One of the most famous people with hearing loss in history is the inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), who is credited with inventing the phonograph, light bulb, and movie camera. What many people are not aware of is that Edison became technically deaf in his early teens. It could have been from a childhood illness or the result of a boxingof his ears by a train conductor. sounds you were missing, including those lost consonants, without introducing additional, distracting noises. Personalized programming adjustments ensure your hearing aid is set to your specic loss and unique needs. No One Will Know It is true that hearing aids of past years did have a stigma attached to them. They were large and bulky, and usually they were visible to anyone who walked by. But just as the internal technology has changed, so have the external characteristics of digital hearing aids. New models are virtually invisible when worn making your Audibel hearing aid far less noticeable than your hearing loss. With advanced digital technology and miniaturization, nobody else has to know that youre wearing a hearing device. In addition, hearing aids technology has an exciting future. Even now you can have your hearing aid connected to different external devices, such as an MP3 player, a cell phone, radio, or your TV. As microchips continue to get smaller, the amount of data processing power continues to increase at astronomical rates, allowing for hearing aids to be made smaller while continuing to improve sound quality. If you checked out hearing aids ve years ago, you should take a look at the new models you might be surprised at how far things have come and how easily hearing loss may be corrected. Hearing loss can affect people of all ages. If you were in the military, law enforcement, or simply exposed to the loud noises of machinery in a factory, you could have developed hearing loss at an early age. Dont be embarrassed by your inability to hear clearly take action now and get a hearing test to nd out what you can do to enhance your ability to hear clearly and prevent continued deterioration. Start by having a hearing test and then take steps to decide if you feel comfortable with the new technologies. Think about it how much time and energy are you spending apologizing because you misheard something, or asking someone to speak louder or to repeat themselves? Having a hearing test and wearing a hearing device can alleviate many problems caused by hearing loss and that is priceless!What Hearing Tests Show Hearing tests can determine whether a hearing impairment exists and what the cause may be. Your hearing examination will also let you know the degree of hearing loss you are experiencing, from mild to profound, and what technologies are available to help correct your hearing loss. The results of your hearing exam will provide you with the road map to what you should do next to regain and restore your ability to hear clearly again. 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24 NOVEMBER 7, 2013 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYEverything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perfect inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 12/21/13MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBN 131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other coupons or specials. Coupon expires 11/21/13 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons LA Fitness Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical Sun Hill Optical McDonalds Hess Station Hess Station Publix Post Office Dollar General Sav-A-Lot HWY. 60 Boyette Rd. S.R. 674Valrico Rd.VALRICO (813) 653-2244 RIVERVIEW (813) 672-8100 SUN CITY CENTER (813) 634-6344 Sun Hill Optical SAVE $100Some restrictions apply. Most prescriptions. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/30/13 CR39CONTACTS Progressive No-Line Bifocalsmonth supply starter kit with exam7$99$149The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee, examination or treatmentINSURANCES ACCEPTED: United Healthcare, EyeMed, VBA, Spectra, Humana, Freedom, VCP, Advantica, Optimum, Davis Vision and many moreVision insurance for employees of Hillsborough County, Media General, Publix, Citigroup, Verizon, FedEX, Ford, and many more. THE 2010 McMullen Rd. SCC Plaza 7 $ 99 $ 149*with purchase of complete pair of Prescription Glasses Expires 11/30/13 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/30/13 CR39 Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 11/30/13 CR39$25* $25* with rebateon a Complete Pair of Glasses SAVE $ 100 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.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG PennyPenny is a beautiful tabby with silky soft fur. She was a C.A.R.E. cat when she was young and has had a home for the past five years. Unfortunately, her owners were no longer able to care for her due to illness. She is a super-friendly gal and is the first one to come to greet the volunteers everyday. Penny is looking for a new forever home to call her own. Wont you give this special girl a second chance? Penny has been spayed and is current on her shots and as part of her adoption will be microchipped. Approx DOB: September 2, 2008. Rosco Rosco came to C.A.R.E. along with a terrifying story: His rescuers told us that a cruel person pushed his head into an empty cheese ball bucket! He was seen running around the woods with his head lodged in the bucket for four days before he was rescued. Since arriving at the shelter, he has physically healed and gained weight but is still quite timid around strangers. With time and kindness, Roscos true personality surfaces. Hes very sweet and goofy. He loves the doggy pool and to sit like a circus bear for treats. Rosco knows many commands and is eager to learn. He also enjoys the company of the other dogs (except small breeds). Rosco will need a patient, dog savvy owner who can give him time to trust and fully recover. Can you be Roscos hero? No apartments please. Rosco is neutered, microchipped, and cur rent on his shots. DOB: January 2, 2011. Camp Bow Wow, the nations largest pet care franchise, has launched a Dog Bite Prevention Program, created to educate children and their families about preventing a dog bite incident. As there are more than 4.7 million dog bites each year and 50 percent occur among children under the age of 12, the programs mission is to inform children and their families in a fun, interesting and creative manner about the ways to properly handle a dog. Through this initiative, Camp Bow Wow locations across the country, including Home Buddies Dog bite prevention program launchedby Camp Bow Wow, Tampa, will travel to local schools, daycares, libraries and other community venues to conduct book readings of Scout Says, Dogs Get Nervous, Too. A book written from a dogs perspective, this educational tool serves to teach children about the behaviors that may cause a dog to bite. Additionally, after each book reading, the children and their families will receive takeaways, including a copy of the book, a magnetic photo frame and bookmark. This program is offered free to children ages 3-15 through Home Buddies by Camp Bow Wow, Tampa. To bring Camp Bow Wows Dog Bite Prevention program to your community, contact Kelly Hatchell, owner of Home Buddies by Camp Bow Wow, Tampa, at 813935-7387, who will visit your venue free of charge. For additional information about Camp Bow Wow, Home Buddies, Behavior Buddies, or the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, visit www.campbowwow.com. Franchise opportunities are currently available; for more information, visit www.campbowwow.com/ franchise. Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.net

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 25 Finally, The Smallest Hearing Device Ever CreatedIntroducing Isolate Nano Technology Designed to DisappearIntroducing theWORLDS FIRSTHURRY! 100% custom, invisible, digital and programmable hearing aidOther DEAP FittingCall today to see what it can do for you!Our NANO Fittingwww.ArmandsHearing.comSUN CITY CENTER 1653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573(In Payant Financial Plaza) L ocation also in: These People Have Already Experienced What the New Isolate Nano Technology Can Do. THIS IS ALL Y OU WEAR (Better Synchronizing than Bluetooth) Entry Level Digital C.I.C. 6 ChannelCO NSUMER COMP ARIS ON CHAR TManufacturer Model # Channels Warranty Avg. Retail Price GN ReSound Essence 6 1 $1995.00 Oticon INO Pro 6 1 $1949 Widex Flash 5 1 $1699 Rexton DAY 6 2 $1599 Phonak Cassia 6 2 $1899 LOWEST PRICE OFFERED IN U.S.$398005 YEAR FACTORY WARRANTYFOUR DAYS ONLYDont be fooled by inferior technology COMPUTER AD JUSTA BLE Valid thru November 14, 2013 At time of purchase onlyReg. Price$1995 each PUBLIC NO TICE CALL NO W!WANTED: Patient Care Coordinator Please email resume to info@armandshearing.com

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 27 Jens MarketPlace Location: 6542 N US Hwy 41 Apollo BeachC1 Bank Parking LotLive Music by Mickey OBryan The Food Trucks are coming! Thank you to our Supporters! Bryan R. Thatcher, DMDNew Dentist joins SCC PracticeDr. Bryan atcher has joined the oce of Dr. T. Gregory Jacobs, which was founded 50 years ago by the late Dr. Gerald M. Isbell.Dr. atcher grew up in Tampa and now resides in Apollo Beach. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and continued his education by attending a residency at the U of F in Seminole, Florida, where he was awarded a certicate of Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor for that residency program. He looks forward to practicing all phases of general dentistry.is oce oers a number of aesthetic, restorative and rehabilitative dental services. With a boardcertied prosthodontist on site, all aspects of restorative treatment are available, including crowns, bridges, complete and partial dentures, implant restorations and sleep apnea.1601 Rickenbacker Drive, Suite 7 Sun City Center, FL813634-1932 Licensed psychologist, Dr. Steven Walker is accepting new clients at his Sun City Center office located at 1210 Del Webb Boulevard. He also has an office in downtown Tampa at 400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 2600. Dr. Walker holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and a masters degree in counseling psychology. He has more than 15 years of experience helping clients of all ages develop more self-awareness and achieve their potential. Dr. Walker has experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, substance abuse and all manners of addictions, existential and meaning of life questions, anger management, executive coaching, and end of life transitions. He works with adults, children, couples, families, and he can even schedule a house call if you cant come to one of his offices. Please dont suffer in silence, reach out, there is hope available for people at any age. For more information or to ar range an appointment with Dr. Walker, call him directly at: Of fice, 813-938-3926 or visit his website at www.LicensedPsy chology.com for more informa tion and to read his client reviews. Email: LicensedPsychology@ gmail.com. Dr. Walker also accepts all ma jor credit cards, checks and cash.Dr. Steven Walker Licensed psychologist now accepting Medicare and health insurancePAID ADVERTISEMENT The ceremony will take place at Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Veterans Museum, located at 3602 US Hwy 301 No. in Tampa, a half mile south of the Florida Fairgrounds. The ceremony will begin promptly at 11 a.m. in remembrance of the time that the Armistice to end the First World War was signed. The ceremony will begin with the presentation of colors by a joint color guard made up of members from 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion Honor Guard and JROTC Cadets. The National Anthem will be sung by Firefighter and Retired Marine Thurnell (Chip) Shields and the Pledge of Allegiance will be led by a JROTC Cadet There will be over 100 JROTC Cadets from the area high schools in attendance to perform drill demonstrations and a Pass in Review. The POW/MIA Missing Man ceremony to remember those who have not yet made it home will be performed by the Scottish American Military Society. A Wreath Tribute will be presented by the Gold star Wives, Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families of America. The playing of TAPS and a rifle salute will be rendered by the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League. The Master of Ceremonies will be Walt Raysick, President of the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, Inc., and the keynote speaker will be Colonel Andre J. Briere USAF, Vice Commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill AFB There will be several dignitar ies in attendance. Board of County Commission Chairman Ken Hagan will present a Proclamation. The coveted Edwin Porterfield Award and the Keeping the American Patriotic Sprit Alive Awards will be presented, along with a special presentation by the Latin Soldiers Veterans Motorcycle Association to the Museum and Parks Committee, Inc. This ceremony is open to the public and tented seating will be available. Following the Veterans Day progra.m. refreshments will be served by VFW Post 8108 from Riverview. Reminder: 49th Annual Veterans Day Tribute is Nov. 10Army Army National Guard Pvt. Giovanni A. Torres has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Torres is the son of Maricely Moore of Tampa and Roberto Torres of Riverview. He is a 2009 graduate of East Bay High School, Gibsonton. Air Force Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob N. Martinez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Martinez is the son of Daniel Mar tinez of 1st Street SE, Ruskin. He is a 2012 graduate of East Bay Senior High School, Gibsonton.In Uniform THE OBSERVER NEWS

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28 NOVEMBER 7, 2013 DOVE INTERIORS FLOORING & WINDOW TREATMENTS1 mile west of I-75, Exit 240-B813-645-8660 | 22 years strong! AREA RUG SALE!ALL SALES FINAL! L O W DRAPERY | VALANCES | BEDDING | UPHOLSTERY | BACKSPLASHES | AREA RUGSCARPET | HARDWOOD | VINYL | TILE | LAMINATE | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | WE REPAIR BLINDS natural Florida landscape. She has a xeriscaped yard, with all native plants that require little or no watering. The physical work was performed by Sun City Centers maintenance staff led by maintenance supervisor Kelly Emerson. We had to go in with an excavator and clear palmetto patches, he said. It took my crew almost six months. The maintenance staff, members of the Community Association board of directors, including President Ed Barnes who cut the ribbon, some of Raffs Friends of the Trail SCC wilderness experienceX and hikers, and residents who like to look at native flora and fauna were on hand for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting across the small wooden gate leading to the head of the trail. Many then took the first official walk together. For additional information visit the Sun City Center Community Association website www.suncitycenter. org and look under Outdoor Activities. For information about the Hiking Club or to help with Friends of the Nature Trail, contact Raff at 813-642-8624 or email him at mraff98@yahoo.com. with Orlandos Cirque Adventure circus troupe, drove more than an hour with some friends for the taping. I really enjoy the circus and then I saw the show (Venice Beach Freak Show) and I really got sucked into it, said Thompson, who follows several of the shows performers via social media. The teenager, who cleaned up my moms entire house so she would drive me here, said the show is about more than looking at unusual people. I think the appeal of the show is that they teach you not to be afraid of who you are, just be yourself. Miguel Gonzalez of Tampa didnt mind the rain as he waited with some friends for a chance to see the show. A California native, Gonzalez watched the show live in California. Its very shocking and different with lots of things you have never seen before and it just kind of makes you think differently about life, Gonzalez said. Watching the Human Jack-OLantern, the man with no face AMC TV series Freak Show films episode in GibsontonX KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSMore than 300 people turned out for a taping of the AMC series Venice Beach Freak Show at the Museum of the American Carnival, 6992 Riverview Dr. on Nov. 2.place a candle in his eye socket gives Gonzalez pause when it comes to his own problems. That blew me away. It totally changes my outlook. Nothing is really that bad in my life. A former carnival games kiosk owner, Toni Keffer waited patiently under her umbrella for tickets. She recalled her children taking food and drink to fair freaks in the 1960s when the bearded lady and strong man were staples of every traveling fair. If we brought them food, they didnt have to go out in public where people would see them. All the fairs had freaks in those days. Curiosity drove Brandons Kelly Pepin to line up for almost an hour with her son. She had never watched the show on TV but going to the taping is a chance to see something you really dont see anymore. I used to see them at carnivals when I was a child but not nowadays. I think its a loss. Several performers from the show strolled Ybor City the night before the taping, informing curious bystanders about the Riverview taping. Thats where they hooked Kim Tice. Lobster Boy was there with the man who puts a meat hook through his face. It was very eyecatching, Tice said. Performers on the show want to see more carnivals bring back freak shows, something Tice believes would have a mass appeal. Everyone loves a freak, said the Riverview native. Kaley Kranert, left, Mattisen Thompson and Lilly Walsingham drove from Orlando for the taping. Beverly Brogan, right, and her daughter, Sarah, center and Helena Boyer were eager to see the show.So. Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672Every Sunday Football, 1 p.m.. 5 high-definition TVs. 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. Monday, Nov. 11 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Turkey with all the trimmings including dessert. Only 50 tickets available. Monday, Nov. 25 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $7 per person. Menu: Beef Stew on Biscuit including dessert. 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.

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 29 SPECIAL FOR 2Includes:2 Soup or Salad2 EntreesChoose from: (Spicy)2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of WineAvailable for a LIMITED TIME ONLY, Wednesday through Saturday.2 for $3999+ tax Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: DINNER: BRUNCH: Now open TUESDAY NIGHTS for Come sing your favorite songs at Karaoke Night hosted by Calvin O Open Mic 5 to 9 p.m. KaraokeBottomless drink specials Beer bucket specials Appetizer specials and a full lounge menu Reader Terre Cochran engages a child in a book. The readers meet with the children for one hour a week on Monday afternoon.The Hope Fund for Children holds Breakfast & Bingo at Community HallOn Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., the Hope Fund will hold its semi-annual Breakfast & Bingo at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd. in SCC. The admission price is still only $6 for a large omelet of your choice, a bagel with cream cheese or a Danish, or ange juice, coffee or tea. Bingo begins at 9:30 a.m.; Bingo cards are $1 each. Play for cash prizes. Tickets are available at the door. Everyone is welcome. The Hope Fund is a 501(c)3 organization made up entirely of volunteers who are dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children who live in Wimauma and attend the after-school and summer programs at Bethune Park. The Hope Fund now partners with RCMA to maintain the buildings and keep the programs going so that these children will have a safe place to go after school and during the summer while their parents work. Currently, the main focus of the Hope Fund is to provide scholarships to those families who cannot afford the full cost of sending their children to Bethune Park. Along with a volunteer Board, the Hope Fund consists of people from SCC and Kings Point who generously give their time to help the kids. They volunteer for one hour a week as tutors, mentors, readers and reading instructors. There is a running program to promote good exercise habits, and there are art classes which encour age the childrens creative side. The Fund also runs a Kids Cafe which provides healthy snacks after school, holiday parties, and field trips. There is a sex and drug education program for older children. There are some wonderful things going on for the children at Bethune Park. The children are thriving and look forward to the visits from the senior community of SCC and other communities. Go to Breakfast & Bingo this Saturday and help the programs continue. For more information about the Hope Fund and Breakfast & Bingo, to volunteer to work with the kids for one hour a week, or to give a taxdeductible contribution call, Carla Miles at 813-634-4268. All money raised goes entirely to benefit the children. More information may be found at the Funds website at www.the-hopefund.org. Florida Boxer Rescue hosts 13th Annual Boxer BashAs the Florida weather begins to cool down, Florida Boxer Rescue is headed outdoors for the 13th Annual Boxer Bash, a family-friendly event taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Canoe Outpost, 18001 US. Hwy 301 S. in Wimauma. Boxer Bash is our largest and most successful event each year, drawing about 300 people and their four-legged friends, says Lori Kammerdiner, Florida Boxer Rescue volunteer and member of the board of directors. As a completely volunteer-staffed organization, we look forward to bringing together our volunteers, past adopters, future adopters and fellow dog lovers to celebrate our favorite breed. Boxer Bash will feature activities for pets and their people, and is free to attend. There will be live and silent auctions, a raffle, music, food and drinks, games and vendors. While proceeds will directly benefit the Florida Boxer Rescue, all breeds are welcome at the event. Canoe Outpost will also be holding a free movie night on Friday, Nov. 8, and a spaghetti dinner on Nov. 9 and breakfast on Nov. 10 for overnight guests with proceeds benefiting Flor ida Boxer rescue. Mentioning FBR at the outpost will get guests a $5 discount off their canoe rental and $5 donation to Florida Boxer Rescue. Florida Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to find permanent and loving homes for neglected and abandoned Boxers who are in shelters and also to assist owners who must find new homes for their beloved Boxer dogs. The organization is fully staffed by dedicated volunteers and all Boxers in the program are in foster homes where they can receive love, attention, and any medical assistance needed.Pie and Coffee seminar series presents Common Sense Estate PlanningThe South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging will continue its 2013 Pie and Coffee Seminar Series with a program entitled Common Sense Estate Planning, presented by Donald Linsky. The seminar is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Riverview, at Hwy 301 and I-75 (4328 Garden Vista Dr., next to Progressive Insurance). Linsky has been servicing South Shore residents from his Sun City Center office since 1982, in all areas of law, but specializing in wills and estate planning. He is a Member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust and Elder Law sections of the Florida Bar. He has a Masters Degree in Federal Tax Law (LLM). There have been many changes in the laws and regulations governing seniors, making it difficult to stay ahead of the game. Linsky urges all seniors and anyone who will eventually become a senior to attend the seminar. Dont get caught unprepared, is his advice. Getting all the proper documents in place before they are needed is absolutely imperative for everyone, regardless of their financial situation. The process doesnt have to be costly, but not doing so can be devastating for the family and the estate, both emotionally and financially. Being prepared can bring peace of mind for the senior and their family members, knowing that their wishes will be carried out and assets protected. Linskys wit, combined with his vast knowledge, will make this sometimes dry topic engaging and even entertaining. This is no ordinary seminar on wills and estate planning...you wont want to miss it! Come for the pie...stay for the seminar! Questions regarding the seminar can be directed to Jenny Loktu at 813784-0235 or jenny@tendercaretampa.com. The seminar will be sponsored by the Community Mental Wellness Center, P.A., as well as the Hilton Garden Inn and Village Inn, both of Riverview. 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, Nov. 7 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 Fish Fry 4:30-7 p.m. Music by Ben Myers 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 Veterans Day Parade 11 a.m. Refreshments and music by You 2 Can at noon. Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 Games in lounge, 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., game 6 p.m. Kitchen open 4:30 p.m.

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 31 Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF FREE ADMISSION Show Times Fri., Nov. 15 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 16 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 17 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sun City Center Inn 809 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573 FREE ADMISSION Stone Beads Findings Crystal Chains Jewelry Pearls Cabs Points Tarpon statewide snagging definition, gear rules changes effective Nov. 1Changes that will add language to the current statewide snagging definition for tarpon and modify what types of gear can be used when fishing in Boca Grande Pass went into effect Nov. 1. These changes will provide further protection for this iconic fish. The first part of the adopted changes includes adding language to the snagging definition to prohibit catching or attempting to catch tarpon that have not been attracted or enticed to strike an anglers gear. This change will apply to tarpon fishing statewide. The current definition for snagging or snatch-hooking is the intentional catch of a fish by any device intended to impale or hook the fish by any part of its body other than the mouth. Adding language specifying that gear must entice the fish to strike with, and become hooked in, its mouth will help further protect tarpon from the act of snagging. The second part of the changes prohibits fishing with gear that has a weight attached to a hook, artificial fly or lure in such a way that the weight hangs lower than the hook when the line or leader is suspended vertically from the rod (see photo). This change will apply to fishing for all species year-round within Boca Grande Pass.Gamble Plantation holds car, truck show on SaturdayCopyright pitfalls for writers is topicThe widespread use of electronic media has changed the rules of the Copyright picture. On Saturday, Nov. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m., the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library will present Anne Dalton, Esq., a specialist in this area, who will try to make sense of the current and ever-changing landscape of Copyrights and Fair Use: Traps and Pitfalls for Writers. Her talk, with plenty of time for questions, will be held in the Crawford Art Studio of the Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin. The event is free and no registration is required. For more information, call 813-273-3652.Sprinkler system remindersNow that weve all set our clocks back, remember that you need to adjust your sprinkler system, too. All watering must be done before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. The restrictions apply to most water sources, including private wells, and ponds or lakes that are used as alternate irrigation supplies. The schedule for watering established lawns and landscaping in unincorporated Hillsborough County, as well as the City of Tampa, is as follows: and Saturdays Its worth the few minutes it takes to check and reset the timer of an automatic sprinkler system. For residents living in unincorporated Hillsfor the fifth and succeeding violations. Non-payment will result in a summons to appear before a code enforcement special magistrate, and the possibility of additional fines and a lien being placed against the property. For complete information on water restrictions in unincorporated Hillsborough County, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/Water. For a The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, in conjunction with the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance and Homes, will host the 17th Annual Car and Truck Show at Gamble sic and antique vehicles, door prizHoly Smoke BBQ and music by Lances Cruzin to the Hop. Tours be available for their regular fee. day of the show. Admission and parking for the event is free to the public. All money collected will benefit the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance, a nonprofit Citizens Support Organization dedicated to supporting the Gamble Plantation single mothers. Gamble Plantation For more information, contact sa@yahoo.com.

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32 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h\000\000j^[\000Ykhh[dj NOVEMBER 7, 2013 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the: SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER —NON-INSTRUMENTAL— \006\011\006\006\001\017\031\034\035\036\001\025\036\004\001\025\030\001 \001\024\037\035\032\031\033\002\001\017\021\001 \001\011\007\010\003\012\011\005\012 Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank) ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US: SUNDAY MORNINGS: Rev. Richard Nussel Phone: 645-1241 Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m. Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 \000HONE\032\000\026\023\024\015\022\023\022\030\000s\000&AX\032\000\026\023\023\015\026\026\027\020 www.popcc.org Masses: Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m. Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than “Religion” Unity Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue \021\021\021\025\000$EL\000EBB\000%\016\000s\000UN\000#ITY\000#ENTER\014\000&, \021\023\020\021\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000.\016\014\000USKIN\014\000&,\000s\000\026\024\025\015\021\021\022\021\000s\000 www.nbcor.org “Loving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders” Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. UNDAY\000-ORNING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\021\020\032\024\025\000A\016M\016 UNDAY\000%VENING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\020\020\000P\016M\016 EDNESDAY\000\010ALL\000AGES\011\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\023\020\000P\016M\016\000 Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. ......................................... Traditional Service 10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. ....................................... Traditional Service 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573 Phone/Fax: 813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday 9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship Wednesday 6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ 1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM Wimauma Church of God Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m. \030\030\023\027\003\021\021\003\031\032\027\017\003:LPDXPD\017\003\\003\026\026\030\034\033\003‡\003\033\024\026\020\031\026\027\020\027\032\032\031 Pastor Tom Durrance REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA \030\021\022\001BMMFZ\001'PSHF\001#MWE\017\001t\001VO\001$JUZ\001$FOUFS\015\001'-\001\024\024\026\030\024\016\026\024\026\025 FWFSFOE\001%BWJE\001"MMNBO\015\001BTUPS FMFQIPOF\033\001\031\022\024\016\027\024\025\016\022\023\032\023\001t\001FCTJUF\033\001TDDSFEFFNFS\017PSH Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. \JSTU\001\007\001IJSE\001VOEBZ\001t\001#JCMF\001$MBTT\001IVSTEBZ\001\022\021\001B\017N\017 Area Places of Worship Christ Centered — Holy Spirit Led — Sunday 10:00 a.m. HUNGRY FOR REVIVAL? www.theanointingchurch.com PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP Sun City Center Inn, S.R. 674 & Pebble Beach Dr., Meeting Room Area Obituaries Peter A. Curtiss Peter A. Curtiss of Sun City Center, Fla. died October 27, 2013 at home under the care of family and LifePath Hospice. He was born May 20, 1933. His parents were Art and Eleanore Foulkes Curtiss of Rochester, N.Y., and his stepfather was Dr. Richard L. Greene. Peter graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Mass. and Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Upon completion of his ROTC military obligation, he remained in the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Returning to Ithaca, he worked as an editor/writer for General Electric Advanced Electronic Center, Light Military Division. When the unit moved to Syracuse, he took a job with Cornell as a Grants and Contracts Administrator, working mainly with the Physics, Chemistry, and Astronomy Departments and Material Science Center. Retiring in 1995, Peter and his wife Rhoda (Pidge) Chase Curtiss moved from Etna to their summer house on Lake Simond at Tupper Lake, N.Y., property they had owned and enjoyed since 1965. They moved to Sun City Center, Fla. in 2009. He was a member of the United Community Church of Sun City Center. In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by brother-in-law Bob Chase, sister-in-law Janet Curtiss, nieces, nephews and cousins. A great big thank-you to his aides for the wonderful care they gave him. As Peter was always active in community projects and organization events, his family hopes that you will remember him by doing random acts of kindness or donating to the charity of your choice. There will be a Celebration of Life for Peter at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at United Community Church in Sun City Center. Burial will be at Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date. Helen Elizabeth Cyr Helen Elizabeth Cyr, 92, of Sun City Center, passed away on October 29, 2013. She was born in Hempstead, N.Y. on June 3, 1921, was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed her family and many friends. She will be greatly missed and remain in our hearts forever. Helen is survived by her husband Raymond, daughter Ellen and grandson Peter Jennings. Also surviving are niece Betty Wagner, nephews Robert and Bill Seabury and other great nieces and nephews. Helen was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mayflower Society and the Alden Kindred of America, Incorporated. Helen was active in a variety of organizations, which included the Apollo Beach Women’s Club and Garden Club of Pittsford, N.Y. She did volunteer work at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., was an avid bridge player, served in the Sun City Center Security Patrol and loved to travel. During WWII she worked at Grumman Aircraft in Bethpage, Long Island. Following the war she worked for Doubleday Publishing Company, Garden City, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Sun City Center Funeral Home 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center. Interment will be at the Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Col. George Mercer Brooke Chapter of the DAR college scholarship fund at P.O. Box 6343, Sun City Center, FL 33571-6343. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC Meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel ->}œ}'iU£££x\015\014iiLL\011` /…'`>]\\000*\037U\012>‡™UVV''œ} Freedom is the fire that burns away illusion. — James Baldwin 5908 FORTUNE PLACE APOLLO BEACH, FL 33572 www.Glisson1.com (813) 645-6796 DAMON C. GLISSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW \000ROBATE\000AND\000%STATE\000\000LANNING\000\000s\000\(OME\000ISITS s\000ILLS\000\000s\000-EDICAID\000\000LANNING\000\000s\000$IVORCE s\000\000\000ERSONAL\000\ 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. Grief Caf comes to UMC Nov. 13 What is Grief Caf? It’s a relaxed, small group conversation about loss and grief, served with refreshing beverages and delicious food. It is especially helpful for those who have ever experienced signicant loss of any kind. At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, Grief Caf will be at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 W Del Webb Blvd. Grief Caf is offered with no intention of leading participants towards any particular conclusion, product or course of action. There is no fee to attend, although free-will donations are gratefully accepted to help defer costs. Group size is limited to ensure a friendlier, more personal experience, so reservations are a must. To make your reservation, call 727-487-3207. Sound The Shofar celebrates Chanukah Nov. 10 Sound The Shofar will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 in the SouthShore Regional Library in Ruskin. This will be an early celebration of Chanukah. If you go, take along a Kosher “finger food” to share. This will be a time of fellowship and fun, with Israeli dancing and music. Pastor David Jones of Ruach Ministries in Brandon will briefly share the meaning of Hanukkah. Everyone is welcome. Oktoberfest was big success Fellowship Hall at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church was nearly overflowing with members and guests at the church’s recent Oktoberfest. The event included German food and live music, authentic decorations, dancing and a toy pig race. St. Andrew is located at 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West. Janice A. Schaibley 11/9/41 – 11/3/13 Janice A. Schaibley (Jan), 71, born in Streator, Ill., resided in Apollo Beach, Fla., passed with the Lord Sunday, November 3, 2013. She is survived by husband Charles J. Schaibley of Apollo Beach; daughters Lisa K Schaibley-Viera of Riverview, and Kelly Schaibley of Tampa; brothers Jack Nicklin of Illinois and John (Bill) Nicklin of Tampa. Many thanks to her family, friends and LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center, Fla. for all your love, prayers and support. In lieu of flowers you can make a donation in Janice Schaibley’s name to LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center, Fla. Mom, We Love you and Miss you Always. Questions about the Catholic Church? Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center offers an outreach ministry called “Come and See,” a kind of Catholic Open House, held the third Friday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Conesa Center. This is an opportunity for non-Catholics to learn more about the Catholic faith. The format is one of informal questions and answers, discussions about faith, the Church and its traditions. All are invited to come as often as needed. James Edward Keister James Edward Keister, 69, of Apollo Beach, Florida, died peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2013, after a brief illness. Jim will be greatly missed and is survived by his wife of 43 years, Connie Marshall Keister; son James Edward Keister, Jr. of Tampa; grandchildren Yvi and Jayla; niece Alex; and nephews Sam and Banc. Jim was born in Providence, R.I. He moved to Riverview, Florida in 1981 and in 1994 relocated to Apollo Beach. Jim was the founder, President, and CEO of Pace Messenger Service in Tampa and in 2009, he retired from N-E Where Transport, Inc. in Tampa. Jim was a member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Ruskin/ Sun City Center and was an excellent Mason, Shriner, and friend as a member of Hillsborough Masonic Lodge No. 25, Tampa, and a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Tampa, and York Rite, Plant City Chapter No. 6, Plant City, Florida. He was also a member of Egypt Shriners and a long-time member of the Egypt Shriners Motor Corps Unit and Egypt Shriners Yacht Club. Jim enjoyed life, his motorcycle, fishing and hunting, his dog Niko, horses and his most recent interest, “Big Red.” A memorial service was held November 2 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 East Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573 or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607-1460.

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NOVEMBER 7, 2013 33 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 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................5:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 813-645-1714SaintAnneRuskin.org MASSESVigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass .....................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......... .................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:15 p.m.Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonSS 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 Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 Minister Mike Grant First Christian ChurchSun City Center FloridaFCCSCC BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME $925Complete, No Add-Ons813-645-6130Zipperers Funeral Home www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com God or Nature?Perhaps the greatest exponent of pantheism was Baruch Spinoza, the Dutch philosopher. Since Nov. 24 marks the 381st anniversary of his birth, this seems an appropriate time to explore his life for its inspiration for UUs. Dr. Robert Tucker will lead the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC in this endeavor on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson social hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on Del Webb Blvd., East. All are welcome.Knights of Columbus sponsor pasta dinnerOn Friday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m., the Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a Pasta Dinner in the Conesa Center at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. All are invited to come enjoy pasta, meatballs and sauce, garlic bread, salad, ice tea, and coffee. Tickets are available for $9 per person or $16 for two. Tables of 8 can be reserved and take-out is available. For more information, call Jack Hawkins at 813-642-9383 or Steve Lucas at 813-210-3111 Prince of Peace is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in SCC.Tapestry Brass concert at Prince of PeaceOn Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m., the Prince of Peace Concert Series continues with its second concert of the season. The concert, featuring the triumphant sounds of the Tapestry Brass, will take place in the Monsignor Diego Conesa Parish Center. Tapestry Brass is a brass chamber music ensemble that seeks to exemplify the spiritual inspiration of composers and arrangers of sacred music. The concert is open to the public and free of charge. A free will offering will be accepted, however. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, will host a duo recital by Matitahu Braun on violin and Gary Wolf on piano, on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The duo will perform the Sonata in C Major, K. 296 by W. A. Mozart, the Sonata in G Major, Opus 78 by Johannes Brahms and Edvard Griegs Sonata in A Minor, Opus 36. Violinist/Violist Mati Braun is a native of Israel, where he graduated from the Israel Academy in Tel Aviv. He came to America in 1962 to study at the Juilliard School where he received Artist and PostGraduate diplomas and was the recipient of the prestigious Naumburg Prize. In 1969 he joined the New York Philharmonic, a position he held until 2006. He also served as Principal and Solo Violist with the Dallas Symphony in the late 1970s. Braun is well known as a recitalist and chamber musician. Pianist Gary Wolf has performed as a recitalist and ensemble musician throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Wolf conducts workshops, master classes, clinics for teacher groups, and has taught many award-winning students. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Cecile Staub-Genhard. He is presently a Professor Emeritus at UCF and an Adjunct Professor of Piano at Rollins College. A donation of just $10 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. For additional 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. Braun & Wolf return to UMC for violin/piano concertMati Braun Front row: Willie T. Holman, Lealah Santos and Wanda Roberts. Middle row, from left: Jenna Santos, Michelle Hancock and Sylvia Thomas. Standing, from left: Russell Miller, Aaron Bostick and Robyn Santos. New Beginnings holds Annual Fall Hog KillinOn Oct. 27 the congregation of New Beginnings Fellowship gathered for one of their favorite events. They enjoyed Dinner On The Grounds and then brought out their piggy banks for the Annual Fall Hog Killin. This year there were 10 participating hogs with the honor of Top Hog (i.e., the one who had the most change) going to Lexi Hancock.Murder Mystery Dinner served up at UCCWhen a (fictional) dinner guest falls flat on his face in his (real) saladdeadhe not only kicks the bucket, he kicks off an evening of fantasy, fun and food all for a good cause. Murder on the High Cs, to be presented at the SCC United Community Church at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23, furnishes diners the challenge of solving a murder. The high Cs are furnished by opera stars Renee Flamingo, Marilyn Hornblower, Placebo Domino, Luciano Provolone and Leontyne Priceless, in reality, the Bel Canto Singers. This entertaining farce, which contains a legitimate concert of song, comes from the pen of Peggy Burgess, creator of Freedom Frolics and its recent success, Best Little Horse Town in Texas. In addition to playwriting, Burgess is an instructor at Community Church College, an associate of Freedom Plaza and columnist for The Sun newspaper. UCC is utilizing this mystery dinner event, billed as Comedy with a Touch of Class, as a fundraiser for the numerous charity programs it sustains in this locale. Tickets are now on sale for $20. For tickets and reservations call the UCC office at 813-634-1304 or Paula Litckfeldt at 813-6336793.Beth Israel hosts Chanukah PartyAt 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, the Sisterhood and Mens Club of Beth Israel Synagogue will host a Chanukah party for members and guests. Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing to music of the Scott Blum trio The menu will include a choice of brisket, chicken or vegetarian with all the fixings, assorted salads, jelly donuts, wine and cold drinks The donation is $20 for members of Beth Israel or the Sisterhood or Mens Club; $25 for non-members. For more information, contact Rochelle Lafer at 813-938-3824 or rlafer@gmail.com. All reservations must be prepaid by Nov. 15 since money will not be taken at the door.

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Ott, Slaughter, Waldy & Heaton s\000.EARLY\000\021\020\020\000YEARS\000OF\000EXPERIENCE\000s\000OTED\000"EST\000ET\000\006\000"EST\000\000ET\000ERVICES\000 s\000"EST\000\000ET\000ESORT\000WITH\000-EDICAL\000#ARE\000s\000&OUNDER\000OF\000#\016!\016\016%\016\000ESCUE\000HELTER s\000\000ROVIDER\000OF\000&REE\000\025\015!CRE\014\000"EAUTIFUL\000$OG\000\000ARK\000 PET TIP: A bird bath is a dirty water source. Birds can carry fungal diseases that infect both dogs and humans. Make sure bird baths are out of reach of your dog and any water bowls left outside are changed frequently. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 the St. Stephen Church Cultural Diversity Ministry presents Christmas Around the World. An ecclesiastical holiday revered in the hearts of every Hispanic, European, African and AsianAmerican, Christmas is steeped with traditions dating back hundreds of years, and is greeted every year with anticipation, careful planning, and mystical symbolism that have become a celebration like no other. This special concert will take you around the world in music: Argentina, Poland, Germany, It aly, Korea, Nigeria and the U.S. The concert will feature guest soprano soloist Ewa Lewan dowska (Poland), Brittany Mruc zek (WNY), Adepeju Dawodu (Nigeria), Jin Dozier (Korea), and Jose Rivera (Puerto Rico). Accompanying the guest per formers will be The Voices of St. Stephen under the direction of Chris Westfall. Narration will be conducted by George Miecyjak. This presentation will be on Fri day, November 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. to be held at St. St. Stephen Church, 5049 Bell Shoals Rd. in Valrico. Pre-concert tickets are $12 per adult; $15 at the door. Tickets are available at two locations: Euro Caf Deli & Grocer, 19254 W. Brandon Blvd., Providence Sq. Shopping Center in Brandon, or EWA LEWANDOWSKA Helping plan UCC’s Valentine Day’s dance are, seated from left: Helen Bredehoft, Sally Erath and Ruth Richardson. Standing are Harry Freidenreich, Linda Berry, Anne Ginevan and Jim Blackstone. UCC plans Valentine’s Day gala United Community Church in Sun City Center is planning a gala event to be held on Feb. 14, 2014. The evening will be a formal affair that will begin in the gardens of the church, at 1501 La Jolla Ave., with hors d’ oeuvres. A gourmet meal will be presented inside the beautifully decorated Great Hall, where the guests will be entertained while eating a decadent dessert. The evening will climax with an auction both live and silent. For more information, call Paula at 813-633-6739. Brandon synagogue offers health series Beginning Thursday, Nov. 21, Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon will present a four-part series designed to provide relevant information about important health-related issues, particularly pertinent to members of the Jewish community. These programs are as follows: X Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. “What’s in Your Genes?” The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases of Miami Children’s Hospital is providing specialist Dr. Parul Jayakar to provide an overview of Jewish genetic diseases. RSVP for this event by sending your e-mail to niewdnarb@yahoo.com. X Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. “Affordable Health Care Act” Dr. Lawrence Floriani, Board Certified orthopedic surgeon and Specialist in Medical Insurance, will address the controversial new federally mandated medical insurance now in effect. X Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. “LifePath Hospice—a holis tic approach to end-of-life care” The presenter will be Sue Pagano, Professional Relations specialist with LifePath Hospice, who will address palliative care for chronic diseases. X Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. “A Genetic Approach to Cancers” Meghan Sherman Caldwell, MS, CGC, a Certified Genetic Counselor at the Moffitt Cancer Center, will address genetic predispositions to certain types of cancer, especially breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and colon cancer. All programs will be held at 706 Bryan Rd. in Brandon and are free and open to the public. For more information contact Adult Education Chairperson Janice Perelman at 813-571-2029 or email chinadolljp@verizon.net. Christmas Around the World comes to St. Stephen Church in Valrico Ave Maria Catholic Store, 222 Bryan Rd. in Brandon. A soldout performance is expected, so concert-goers are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time and arrive early for good seats. For additional information, contact George Miecyjak at 813541-1690, Miecyjak@aol.com or visit www.ststephencatholic. org. St. Anne hosts Annual Fall Festival Nov. 14 17 The Saint Anne Catholic Church will hosts its annual Fall Festival in Ruskin from Thursday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 17. The Fall Festival will feature a variety of carnival rides, games for all ages, and numerous food vendors to satisfy every taste. The Festival is open to the en tire Community. This event will be held on the Saint Anne Catholic Church grounds at 106 11th Ave. NE at the intersection of 11th Ave. and US Hwy 41 in Ruskin. Hours are Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. (Dollar Night all rides are $1.00); Friday from 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday from Noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m. Armbands, available daily for $15 at the gate, allow for unlim ited access for all the rides on the day the armband is purchased. If you have any questions, call the Parish Office at 813-645-1714. 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oveber ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 rerse rerse Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 est te ses ersonRead the entire newspaper online pets Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 5-Paw Doggie Resort Training In-Home Pet Sitting Day Care Daily Walks BOARDING Grooming GreY reAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Hugh multi family yard sale. Saturday, Nov. 9, 8am-? At the Strawberry Market, 5574 SR 674, Wimauma Big moving sale. Furniture, clothes, household, some antiques. Too much to list. Friday & Saturday. 305 5th St., SE, Ruskin. 8am-noon. Homewood Residents yard sale. 3910 Galen Court, SCC. Friday 9am-2pm. residents. Big! Nov. 8 & 9. 7:30am-2pm. 2108 W View Drive, SCC. Washer/ dryer, furniture, Christmas & more. Info. email: wview08@gmail.com Moving in sale. Riverbend subdivision. Ruskin. Saturday, Nov. 9, 9am-3pm. 2622 Yukon Cliff Dr., the new house. A little of this & a little of that. Good value & great stuff. 2334 Emerald Lake Dr., SCC. Saturday, Nov. 9 only. 8am-1pm. 3 family yard sale. Lots of items. Very nice crystal, glass, porcelain dolls, furniture, lamps, bedding, some antiques, wicker furniture. Friday & Saturday. Nov. 8 & 9. 8am-4ppm. 131 21st St. NW, Ruskin. (off Shell Point Rd) Carport sale. Record players, electronics, slot machine, household, air puriFriday & Saturday 9am-noon Ruskin United Methodist ChurchTHRIFT STORE Open Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Ruskin Huge moving sale. 735 Ojai Ave., SCC. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9, 8am2pm. Furniture, African collectibles, masks, books, clothing, tools, gardening equipment, lots of misc. Good prices, everything must go. Garage sale. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9. RV supplies, tools, household items & much more. 1810 Atrium Dr., SCC. Multi family garage sale. Friday & Saturday, 8am-? New & gently used bargain galore. 1211 Hacienda Dr., SCC. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9, 8am1pm. 1623 Vistoso Lane, (Ventana Village). Golf cart, large Barbie collection, Christmas, computer desk & lots of misc. Moving sale. Down sizing. Tools, furniture, appliances. A lot of everything. Saturday 8am-? 311 4th Ave., SW, Ruskin.M community sale Household items, books small appliances, furniture, crafts, more. Big Bend Rd., Saturday, Nov. 9. 8am-2pm. Community wide sale. Manatee RV. Saturday, Nov. 9, 8am-noon. 20+ families. Tools, sewing machine, bikes, patio chairs, instruments, plus much more. 6302 Hwy 41 south, Ruskin. (Red Barn entrance) SCC 16 homes around South Lake. Watch for signs & balloons. Tools, household misc. Rain or shine. 11/8 & 11/9, 8am-1pm. 3 family yard sale. Antiques, weedeater, tools, high chair, toddler toys & clothes. New womens clothes sizes 6-12 & extra large & misc. Thursday & Friday, 8:301pm. 207 Richenbacker, SCC. Christmas BazaarSaturday, November 99 a.m. to 2 p.mSt. John the Divine Episcopal Church1015 E Del Webb Blvd. SCC Pleasant LivingCommunity-wide YARD SALE Saturday, November 9 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Breakfast & Lunch Available mile south of Gibsonton Dr. & Hwy 301 So. Look for Signs rerse Large garage sale. 1223 Wild Feather Lane, SCC. Friday 11/8 & Saturday 11/9, 8am-2pm. Tool bench, tools, outdoor Christmas & a lot more. Friday, Nov. 8, 8am-4pm. 1745 Council Dr., SCC. Lamps, tables, chairs, 10 table saw, 52 Unifence, 10 Delta planner, 12 drill press, sander, router, tools & more. Riding mower 13.5hp. SCC garage sale. 11/8, 8am-1pm. 1710 S. Pebble Beach. Settee, dining table & chairs, womens & mens clothing, misc. household. Large sale. Nov. 9, 8am-? 1812 Wolf Laurel, SCC. Sleeper sofa, ladders, chain saw, leaf blower, table & chairs, sporting goods, reel mower, suit cases. Garage sale. Nov. 8 & 9, 8am-1pm. 1518 Danbury Dr., between Valley Forge & N Pebble Beach. Furniture, antiques, household items, portable rotisserie, clothings & books. Large garage sale. 205 Wimby Place, (St. Andrews) SCC. 8am-2pm. 11/8 & 11/9. Collectible & more Garage sale. 202 Strongbow Ct. SCC. Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9. 7amnoon. Furniture, kitchen items, bed comforters, new dog stroller & lots more. est te se NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Home Dcor, La-Z-Boy Recliners, Sofa, Vintage Side Chair and Lamp Table, Retro Kitchen Table w/Chairs, Maple DropLeaf Dining Table w/Chairs, Buffet, Art, Singer Sewing Machine, Vintage Sewing Cabinet, Futon, Full Size Beds, Vintage Bedroom Furniture, Cheval Mirror, Thomasville Desk, Hammond Organ, Area Rugs, Antiques and Collectibles, Glassware, Kitchenware, Household & Garage Items.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles! Please dont miss our other sale this Friday/Saturday November 8-9 at 2333 Emerald Lake Dr.See You There!1805 Wolf Laurel Dr.Off S. Pebble Bch Blvd. SCC FRI DAY & SATURDAY Nov. 8th & 9th7 a.m. NOON Always Daily Specials and Discounts on Tagged Items St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDEDSPECIAL!Lg. Size Diapers 24 pkg.(22-36 lbs.)$5.49Lowest price in the area!! Limit 4 per family NEW, EXPA N DED DISPLAY AREAMore furniture & household items to choose from! est te sescontnueonnetp e Annes Estate Sales 1512 Del Webb West Sun City CenterFriday & Saturday 7 am 12 pm PARK ON SIDE OF SALE ONLY(813) 758-7952 (813) 758-7954Furniture: Dining rm table w/chairs, corner curio cabinets, sofa w/matching loveseat, Clayton Marcus sofa sleeper, entertainment center, Italian marble coffee & end tables, dinette table w/ chairs, bakers rack, patio furniture, sofa tables, white wicker bedroom furniture, rattan chairs, lift chair, Sony flat-screen TV. Collectables: Artwork, jewelry, lots of Southwestern items, Mikasa Santa Fe pattern china. Medical Equipment: Twin Sleep Number hospital bed, walker, potty chair. Misc.: Ladies bike, aluminum ladder, Hoover vac, area rugs, gas grill, lots of artificial plants, household & kitchen. www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com To Place Call Beverly 813-645-3111 20 words for $17.00 and 30 for each additional word. Bold line $3. All take Visa, MasterCard or Discover NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Beautiful Broyhill Cherry Dining Room Table w/Chairs and Matching China Cabinet, Cherry Broyhill Dresser w/Mirror, Gorgeous Set of Rosenthal China, Loveseats, Swivel Rockers, Henredon Lamp Tables, Broyhill Sofa Table, (2) Lift Chairs, Computer Desk, Necchi Supernova Sewing Machine, Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, Kitchenware, Home Dcor, Stained Glass Sheets for Crafts, Patio Set, Hand & Power Tools, Mini Air Compressor, Garage Items & More. Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles! Please dont miss our other sale this Friday/Saturday November 8-9 at 1805 Wolf Laurel Dr.See You There!2333 Emerald Lake Dr.FRI DAY & SATURDAY Nov. 8th & 9th7 a.m. NOON Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Nov. 6, 8 & 9 50% off all womens tops Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STOREOpen Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.Sat. 8 a.m. noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable conditionAll proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children.

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40 NOVEMBER 7, 2013 Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair CenterWe participate in AAA Dollars Program (813) 645-0339 (exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.) (813) 645-0339 (exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.) 2010 General Motors. All rights reserved.I n partnership with ACDelco Aut omotiv e parts. T he quality parts we t rust when servici ng y our veh icle. Saturday, Nov. 169:00 11:00 a.m. at At Home Auto CareCall NOW to reserve your spot (max. 35 people)(813) 645-0339 This will be a repeat class for new students. KNOWLEDGE W omen s Car Care Seminar Light Refreshments Knowle dge is power, a nd whe n youre getting y our veh icle serv iced a l itt le goe s a lon g way That s why wer e happy to announ ce our W omen s C ar Car e Semi nar, wher e youll learn things like: regu lar maintenance, how t o t alk t o y our techn ician like a pro and re cognizi ng problems before its too late, all in a r elaxed, conden ce-boosti ng environment.Welcome Back Winter Residents

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WEL COME November 7, 2013 Catch up on what youve missed in South County By%  PENNY FLETCHERWe who live year-round in the coverage area of this newspaper have noticed a difference in the number of people on the roads and in stores and other places these last few weeks. It can only mean one thing: the dual residents affectionately called snowbirds are back. Each year, we here at The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current produce an edition especially geared toward dual residents so they can find out what theyve missed during the summer. But this story is for those who have been here too. After all, you could very well have missed something with all youve had to do. A lot happens around here in the summer, and that makes it easy to need a refresher, even if you have read the story the first time around! So lets start with May, because some of you leave for your northern homes fairly early. And since theres only enough room here for the highlights, let me remind you that our main stories are always available online at www.observernews.net and tampabaycurrent.com. Many of the stories are published in all three of our papers because our staff understands that South County is a whole, unified community. But sometimes, theres something that is only of interest to a smaller section of the communities we serve, which is why there are three separate editions. This story combines all of South County, and will be the same no matter which of our papers you read. So go grab that cup of coffee and catch up on the local news. As always, were glad to have you back.In May: The graduating Class of 2013 at local high schools blew us away with their lofty goals when asked where they planned to be in 10, 25 and 50 years. From future scientists to participation in Doctors without Borders, local graduates had plans that could affect the world. In the Thomas Brown, an outreach coordinator for Tampa Crossroads visits three to four homeless camps daily. Tampa Crossroads offers treatment, housing, employment and other services for vets. The homeless person is blanked out in the photo. (TAMPA CROSSROADS PHOTO)graduation edition, former Hillsborough County School Superintendent Earl J. Lennard gave a rare candid interview about how he had planned to become an attorney until he heard President John F. Kennedys famous Ask Not What Your Country can do for You, but What You can Do for Your Country speech. It totally changed my views on everything, Lennard said. Looking back, Lennard said he never could have influenced as many lives as an attorney as he was blessed to touch as an educator who has worked many years not only with students, but teachers, staff, principals and more. Life takes so many twists and turns, Lennard said. Sometimes theyre for the better. You have to look for your opportunities. Also in May, it was reported that South Countys wooded areas shield more than wildlife. Tampa Crossroads Outreach Coordinator Thomas Brown, who works with the homeless, said there were areas with as many as 12 homeless camps in the woods just in Riverview. Another development made known in May was a proposal from HMS Ferries Inc., backed by former County Commissioner Ed Turanchik and Commissioner Sandra Murman, for a high-speed ferry that would go across Tampa Bay from MacDill Air Force Base to a yet-unspecified location in South County, with its first passengers being MacDill workers who live on this side of the Bay, and then gradually expanding to serve others. Also in May the sheriffs office reported a rash of car burglaries in the Brandon/ Riverview area with 55 burglaries (this figure also includes Ruskin and Apollo Beach) between the end of April and May 12. Then on May 15 County Commissioners approved a project to make an $800,000 investment in seawater breaks designed to reduce erosion in the area of the Apollo Beach Nature Park. And finally, a new entry point was announced and described in detail for the Gateway to the Sun City Center Central Complex that is getting a major makeover during the next 24-48 months. The new Information Center building will be located on the southwest corner of N. Pebble Beach Boulevard, just west of the current Crafts Center and will be manned by volunteer staff under the direction of Staff Coordinator Janet Ditmore who is already on the job in the current Information Center.In June: Hillsborough Community College and Good Samaritan Mission in Balm joined together to target fighting diseases of the population served by the mission by providing garden-fresh hydroponicallygrown vegetables instead of fattening and unhealthy staples that usually make up food baskets. The mission also pointed out its new program of Hand Up, Not Hand Out where mission recipients are required to take classes to better themselves and in return they get tickets to purchase items from the missions store instead of receiving baskets like they have before. Now they can choose clothing, food or household items, said the missions staff coordinator Rev. Bill Cruz. Dr. Helen Boosinger of HCC and classes there grew the hydroponics on school property and chose the mission as the recipient based on grant applications received. Continued on page 7X

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Attendees toured the facility, met the doctor and enjoyed refreshments. Physician Khushi A. Dhaliwal earned her medical degree and internship from Dr. MGR Medical College in Chennai, India, and served her residency in Family Medicine at West Virginia University. Dr. Dhaliwal has had a total of over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, both in hospital and clinical settings. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine, is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Board of Family Medicine and the American Medical Association. Tampa Bay Family Physicians accepts Medicare and most major insurances including Aetna, Avmed, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Freedom Health, MultiPlan Network, Optimum HealthCare, PHCS Network, Simply Healthcare, Tricare and United Healthcare. Dr. Dhaliwal has privileges at both South Bay and Brandon Regional hosTampa Bay Family Physicians celebrated their grand opening in Sun City Center May 30pitals. Her new practice is for primary care with a focus on adult care, mens and womens health. Tampa Bay Family Physicians offers same-day appointments. For more information, call 813-6332000. Without a word, Amazon making huge waves in South HillsboroughBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGENThe worlds largest Internet retailer, Amazon. com, is making huge waves in Ruskin and throughout the Tampa Bay area without saying a word. According to Hillsborough County records, a company named RELP Tampa, LLC, a Delaware corporation with the same mailing address as USAA Real Estate Company, purchased 80 acres of mixed use, MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTORERELPP T T ampa, I Inc. a company with the same mailing address as a company located in T T exas that has developed seven distribution centers for A Amazon, has purchased 80 acres for South Shore C Corporate P Park, LLCC for $14.6 million commercial property in Ruskin from South Shore Corporate Park, LLC, a company affiliated with property developer Ryan Cos. 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November 7, 2012 Page 7 and our specialtyCUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTSSince 1987Call today for a Complimentary Design Consultation Catching up on the news%  Later in the month, a $4.5 million restoration project for Gibsonton was announced that includes restoring mangroves along U.S. 41 near the Giants Camp at the foot of the Alafia River Bridge, with Mosaic, who claims to be the worlds largest phosphate plant and is based locally, footing the bill. In other news, new sewer lines were placed down State Road 674 and along Cypress Village Boulevard to accommodate the growth of South Countys wastewater plant that can be seen from Interstate 75 at the Ruskin exit as you are driving south. The plant is currently processing 4.5 million gallons of wastewater a day, and is gearing up to process 10 million a day after the first phase of this construction. Eventually, it will be increased to 16 million a day. Meanwhile, hundreds of Brandon/ Riverview residents have been fighting a battle against a super Walmart-sized store on 43 acres owned by Redstone Properties located at the intersection of LithiaPinecrest and Bloomingdale avenues. In July: Apollo Beach teen Ben Hoover joined Team USA in the 2013 Dragonboat Racing Championships held in Szeged, Hungary July 24, a competition backed by the Pan Am Dragonboat Association. Hoover is part of a local team called the Leviathans that meets at the Mira Bay Lagoon and is led by Ed Norstrem who brought the sport from Tampa to South County after learning about it from people at his place of employment. Also in July, the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center donated $20,000 to the Lords Lighthouse mission in Ruskin founded by the Rev. Bill Cruz Sr. and his wife, Dora. In other news, the countys Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department announced plans to expand the Ruskin and Gardenville recreation centers and add new buildings to each so that additional sports and events can take place there. The historic Gardenville school, which is in front of the Gardenville Recreation Center on Symmes Road just east of U.S. 41, is also going to be restored and used for modern purposes including meetings and workshops In late July, Operation Fight the Blight, which is a cooperative effort of the sheriffs office and code enforcement cleaned more than 12 tons of trash from roads and ditches in Wimauma and then in August went on to do the same in the Riverview/Gibsonton area. Meanwhile, a new road connecting Riverview to the Westfield Mall in Brandon is underway and is due to open before scheduled. This will be called the Gornto Lake Road extension and is expected to ease back-up and congestion from the interstate ramp to the mall; lanes used by approximately 20,000 vehicles a day. Locals are vowing to continue their fight to stop a commercial development on Bloomingdale Avenue that they say will only add to traffic congestion and lower property values. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOEd Norstrem, president of the Leviathans, the local dragon boating team based at MiraBay in Apollo Beach, commands from the rear as paddlers practice for their next big race.KEVIN BRADY PHOTOThe Gornto Lake Road extension will offer an additional entrance into Westfield Brandon Mall from the Riverview area. X

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November 7, 2012 Page 11 For a convenient appointment at your home or bank call We Do Estate Appraisals $10 645-1800 Present this ad for$10 OFFany purchase of $50 or more!Stop by... youll be pleasantly surprised! We Also Buy$10 Catching up on the newsContinued from page 8%  traffic flow will have to be made using the median and county egress areas. In other news, Florida Impact, a nonprofit group, spearheaded an effort that will enable children to eat a federallyfunded meal after school. Plans for a YMCA to be built as a public-private partnership between the Y and the county near the Big Bend Road exit of Interstate 75 were passed Aug. 7 by County Commissioners. Riverview resident Kenneth Lee Redding, 54, died after a robbery and stabbing at the 7-11 store on the corner of Bloomingdale and Providence avenues while working the night shift. Customer Jimmy Walker found him after the attack and attempted to save him and also called 9-1-1. Meanwhile, the Southshore Chamber of commerce held its annual New Teacher Breakfast at Destiny Church Aug. 16 and honored 145 new South County teachers. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOTT ampa General H Hospital opened an outpatient clinic in R Riverview in the Sweetbay P Plaza on Big Bend R Road, and also announced plans to open another one soon in Sun CCity CCenter. In the Summerfield community in Riverview, clubhouse manager Abi James, released plans for a whole new look inside the clubhouse as work started to change meeting rooms into a larger weight room and cardio area, which she said should be completed by November. In unrelated news, figures released by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office showed that South County had the lowest number of violent crimes and the lowest crime rate overall for all areas of Hillsborough County. The county held a meeting about widening Bell Shoals Road in a $19million construction project from a twolane to a four-lane with a median on a 3.1 mile stretch just south of the Alafia River. The project would also include a bike lane and a sidewalk, with construction to begin in January and is slated to end in 18 to 24 months depending upon how long it takes to get all the acquisition of rights from residents who own property along the roadway. There were many Sept. 11 commemoration events, including a Patriot Day remembrance ride on motorcycles held in six locations in Tampa Bay including South County. Pleasant Living residents on U.S. 301 just south of Gibsonton Drive raised money for tree trimming at-risk trees and now has an ongoing fund through the tax-deductible Lynn Sowers Memorial Foundation Inc. Interested persons or those who wish to help or donate may call Richard Brown at (813) 769-6828 as about $9,000 is needed to clean up what residents classify as dangerous limbs. In September: Hillsborough County released plans to renovate fire stations across the county and revealed that several locations in South County will be affected. Apollo Beach and Wimauma will get new stations similar to the one built a few years ago in Ruskin and Riverview and Sundance stations will be renovated according to David Travis of Hillsborough County Fire-Rescue. Caught in the act of doing a good deed were John and Terrie Lawson of Hydro Harvest Farms who offered 50 percent off for the whole month of August to anyone using an EBT card (government subsidy card, replaced food stamps). In other news, the 33rd Tampa Bay Senior Games started and will wrap-up in November.MITCH TRAPHAgGEN PHOTOTT eachers from some of the 11 schools represented during the breakfast were presented with additional and much needed supplies. PENNY FLETCHERFLETCHER PHOTOPHOTODoctors Vincent L Laganella, F Frederick T T aylor, and M Moriam A A yo-AAmu talk with patients at the O Open H House celebration held for St. Josephs-South P Physician O Office Building at 10141 Big Bend R Road, R Riverview Sept. 14. Across town on Big Bend Road an open house was held for the new St. JosephsSouth medical office that opened outside the location of the St. Josephs Hospital being constructed there. A Meet the Docs event was held, led by Dr. Frederick Taylor, who has been in practice for approximately 30 years in Apollo Beach. And as the month ended, HCC, county government and The Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance partnered for a Job Fair Sept. 27. There were 30 employers at the event and 250 job-seekers attended. X Visit our websites at www.OObserverNNews.net and www.RRiverviewCCurrent.com

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November 7, 2012 Page 15 Tea isnt just for two%  4) Black tea is highest in caffeine and is what tea drinkers often use instead of coffee when they first awaken in the morning. I wish I could switch everyone in this room to tea from coffee because of the health benefits, Geitner said. Black tea leaves are very dark and shriveled up so oxidation can take place. They are dried, and the most oxidized of all the teas. English breakfast tea is a good example of a black blend thats strong for the morning. And Earl Grey brand is (always) a black tea flavored with oil of Bergamot citrus fruit. Thats what makes it an Earl Grey. No matter which of the four basic teas you choose, the taste is affected by the handling. Bagged teas you buy in the grocery store have been run through machines and some of the residue from those machines can get into the tea and change the flavor, she said. Most bags from large corporations contain the fannings (dust from the loose tea leaves being processed) and do not taste like loose tea. Then there are the exclusive teas. Some teas are aged like fine wines, cost thousands of dollars and are used especially in Japan and China only for very special occasions. In China some of these aged teas come in a chunk that looks like old cheese, and a piece is cut off and put into a special clay pot (heated by pouring boiling water around the outside of the pot) to steep. In Japan, pu-erh is an aged pro-biotic tea, and some people ingest the leaves after drinking the tea. Whatever your personal choice of tea, brewing the perfect cup involves temperature, water quality, time and PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO OThe series, Tea 101, drew a good crowd to the South Shore Library.aeration (bubbles). If you put the tea and water in the microwave, there isnt any aeration (bubbling) of the water, and that stops the tea from giving off its full flavor. If your water is bad, dont expect to have a good cup of tea, Geitner said. Bad water taste makes for bad-tasting tea. Herbal teas are the easiest to make. You just bring the water to a full boil and plop the bag in and leave it four to six minutes. It doesnt matter with these if you use tea gadgets like a tea ball or bag, she said. Geitner said no matter what kind of flavor or strength you choose, loose tea always tastes better and is better for you than mass-produced tea bags. For more information about tea, visit www.beleaveteas.com or contact Geitner direct at support@beleaveteas.com. Firehouse Cultural Center raises the curtainArea residents, Hillsborough County officials, volunteers and patrons of the arts turned out in large numbers to celebrate the official opening of the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin on September 25. The regional center is now a full-time operation. The event included addresses by Hillsborough County Commissioners Sandra Murman and Ken Hagan and even included firefighters from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, a visit to their old station turned cultural center. During the ceremony, the many volunteers who made the new cultural center possible were recognized. The Riverview High School JROTC provided the color guard for the ceremony and refreshments were served after the ceremony. Appropriately, flower arrangements were placed inside of boots once worn by firefighters. For more information about the numerous upcoming programs offered by the Firehouse Cultural Center, visit www. firehouseculturalcenter.org.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOOTO O

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Page 18 November 7, 2012 Catching up on the news www.FloridaMedicalClinic.com www.RiverviewDocs.com Complete Medical Care Minor Surgery On-Site Lab EKG Services TWO LOCATIONS7229 Highway 301 S., Riverview 6037 Winthrop Commerce Ave., Ste. 201, Riverview813.677.8418FOLLOW US Providing Traditional Hometown Medical Services with State-of-the-Art TechnologyEvening Hours Until 10:00 pm Urgent Walk-ins Welcome SATURDAY & EVENING HOURS AVAILABLE Conveniently Located InWINTHROP TOWN CENTER In October: The Florida texting and driving law went into effect Oct. 1 so law enforcement officials say hang up and drive because texting will get you a fine. The National Weather Service in Ruskin announced that rain records since the 1850s had been broken three months straight this summer June, July and August which is why greenery and grass is not brown this year as it usually is by fall. In other news, the Ruskin Cemetery Project led by Debbie Bonebrake and Deb Adams, took flight when the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay offered $25,000 MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOIt is estimated that 4,500 accidents in Florida in 2012 were related to cell phone use while driving. On Oct. 1, texting while driving will be illegal in Florida, with some exceptions and a relatively small fine. toward a fund that would keep up the Ruskin Memorial Park if the Cemetery Project volunteers could raise $75,000 by certain deadline dates. Bi-annual cleanups at the commonly-owned park began by the Ruskin Womans Club three years ago but the club knew a way had to be found to keep up the grounds perpetually. The challenge now is for many community groups to get involved with this project so that generations to come will not have to wonder who is going to keep the gravesites mowed and cleaned. The problem occurred because the cemetery is one of the few lands donated to the community as a whole by the Ruskin Commongood Society more than 100 years ago, so now no one is responsible for it. To help with this project contact Bonebrake at (813) 892-7235 or Adams at deb.adams@bmo.com. Volunteers remove numerous marble and ceramic figures. The excess decorations made mowing the expansive cemetery a daunting task.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO

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So much of the Florida wilderness has been reclaimed for strip malls and parking lots that we begin to miss something valuable in the land around us. Henry David Thoreau has said: In wildness is preservation of the world. We can learn from the stewardship of our county, state and federal preserves and return a portion of our own yards to a living ecosystem that feeds the migrating birds and welcomes small wildlife. There is help for newcomers to Florida and for anyone who is eager to create a wonderful yard. The University of Florida in Gainesville is our land-grant college, which is designated by Congress as the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS). They oversee the county extension offices, which provide help to homeowners as well as horticultural businesses through Master Gardener volunteers and qualified agents. Best Practices have been promoted through such programs as Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FYN) and FloridaFriendly Landscaping. The first suggestion in the 52-page FYN Handbook is Right Plant, Right Place. We are bound to make some mistakes because we all experiment; however, some mistakes are worse than others. I remember my mother showing off her so-called Florida Holly back in the 1960s when the nurseries were selling Brazilian Pepper, now an invasive that costs a lot of effort and money to remove in order to prevent an exotic takeover. Florida friendly means a healthy yard that begins with the ground its planted on. Its important to remember that theres life in the soil, from beneficial bacteria, nematodes, insects, spiders, earthworms, beetles, moles and pocket gophers, just for a sample. They all do their part to enrich and aerate the soil, breaking down leaf and twig in a natural compost that leads to healthy soil. In balance, these myriad creatures will take care of the spoilers. For example, little grass spiders set up their tiny webs on blades of grass at night and feed on other insects. The use of pesticides kills all the beneficial organisms and may actually increase the hardiness of some unwanted ones. Some practical advice about the right plant in the right place comes from Dolly Cummings, Camp Bayou Executive Director: After battling carrotwood and balsam apple all morning in my backyard, while kicking myself for planting reportedly non-running bamboo and wedelia, when I moved here 17 years ago, I would suggest that newcomers do a bit of research before planting or renovating their landscapes. A little forethought will go a long way to avoiding a huge mess later on. This goes for native plantings too. The sugarberry I planted, while native, created a recurring problem in my gutters and their aggressive, shallow roots threatened my patio and pool. Just when it was large enough to provide some shade, we had to cut it down to avoid some costly repairs. More practical advice for the successful Florida yard comes from Becki Stafford, a Camp Bayou Director: If you are returning, your native plants probably faired better than the non-natives during your absence because natives are better adapted to surviving on rainfall totals (of course, its been wetter than normal this summer, so that may not fly too well other than a reminder that natives will survive dry or wet spells). Your native plants did not need fertilizer or pesticides during your absence, and the natives probably did not get any rust or fungus from the wet summer either. If you have researched your location and planted the right plant in the right place, your natives are thriving! You should have planted a variety of host and nectar plants for insect life as these will also provide food, safety, and nesting areas for birds. And  since your natives are thriving, you should have a yard full of butterflies, bees, and birds without additional artificial feeders that act as fast food restaurants for predators! If you are new to your Florida yard, Becki says: Natives do not need additional water beyond getting established. They survive on rainfall, and do not need fertilizers of any kind, nor do they need to be sprayed. Research your location!  The right plant in the right place will live and thrive without any additional help from you. That sounds like the freedom yard! This column is sponsored by Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center located in Ruskin at 4140 24th Street SE, 3 miles south of S.R. 674 off exit 240 W. on I-75. Email: campbayou@gmail.com or call (813) 6418545 for more information. Orange milkweed Partridge-pea

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The chair lowers to 19 (slightly higher than a commode) and will raise you to the perfect height for your treatment (all the way up to 40 if need be!). Then the chair will bring you to the ideal height for you to stand from the chair. So, if you are 4 or 7 our the right position for the doctor to treat you. So, Welcome Back and come see Dr. Sanchez, or meet Dr. Ortiz and be Foot and Ankle pain free! To come see us, visit our website www.FitFeetFlorida.com or give us a call Dr. Bonnie Sanchez, ABPM Dr. Narmo Ortiz, FACFAS, CWS Unique concept of giving magnifies gift By PENNY FLETCHERWhat if you were in a position to give $10,000 to your favorite charity or cause? Or maybe even three or four times that? Wouldnt it make you feel really, really good to know you could do that much for something or somebody you felt was worthwhile? Years ago, a group of women in Michigan figured out that could be accomplished for about $8 a week even less in a five-week month if women put their money together instead of spreading it out. It works like this: each woman in a group of 100 gives $100 four times a year to the same cause or charity and the gift is magnified 100 times. Its simple math. Now, $100 sounds like a lot of money, but when youre talking about four times a year and breaking it down by the week, the pledge comes to between $7 and $8 a week depending on the number of weeks in the month. Amber Watt of Riverview and her mother, Ann Rand of Apollo Beach, got the idea from a group in Michigan that had started 100 Women Who Care there. It had quickly spread around the state, and they heard about it from a group in Traverse City. Ambers grandparents bought a home on Lake Michigan years ago and weve kept it in the family and now use it for a vacation home, Rand said in a telephone interview while in Michigan June 14. Ive only recently been the one who gets to deliver the checks to the recipients and see the gratitude and appreciation first hand. Until the last gift, Amber was the one delivering the checks. Watt has lived in the south Hillsborough area for 11 years but has worked as a grant writer for nonprofit organizations in other locales. While working for an organization based in Michigan, she heard about the concept. They had 160 women, and in one hour, had raised $16,000 for a charity. I was absolutely thrilled with it because of the huge impact people can make if they work together instead of one person giving in one place and another somewhere else, she said. So in February, 2012, the motherdaughter team formed the group 100 Women Who Care Tampa Bay. We dont call it an organization or a chapter, she explained. Were completely informal. We have no officers, and we dont handle any money at all so we dont have to have a tax-free status. Yet checks are completely tax deductible to the donor if they are written to a taxdeductible organization, which most times they are. Of the six donations totaling $20,700 the group has made since it was formed, only one cause was not tax deductible, and that was the $3,400 given to the woman who was attacked outside the Bloomingdale Library, given in May of 2012. Other gifts were to Angels for Foster Kids, the Collins Elementary School PTA, My Warriors Place, Back Packs on a Mission, and Ruskins Firehouse Cultural Center. There are no cookies and cakes to bake or sell, no cars to wash, no other commitments to make just pledge to attend four meetings a year and donate Founded in February 2012, the local group, 100 Women Who Care, currently has 40 members and is seeking more women who want to make a difference in their local communities.

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Page 26 November 7, 2012 Welcome back to all our northern friends! The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current family of newspapers is here, stronger than ever, ready to receive your club and organization news and press releases. Our goal is to reach all of South Hillsborough County with your community news and events in a timely manner. As a community newspaper we welcome your input and offer the following information to help make the process smooth and problem-free.Huntley Brown to perform at United Methodist ChurchThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center is proud to present international performer and record ing artist Huntley Brown in concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, in the church sanctuary located at 1210 Del Webb W., Sun City Center. Huntleys music ministry has taken him all over the world. In the United States, he has performed from coast to coast, with ministry opportunities at churches of every size and denomination. For more information call 6342539 or visit www.sccumc.com. THE OBSERVER NEWS(813) 645-3111 www.ObserverNews.net 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, Florida 33570Example of a well-written press release:How to write and submit an effective press releaseThe Observer News The SCC Observer The Current Reaching over 40,000 homes in South Hillsborough County You dont have to be a writer to submit a press release. If you dont feel confident about your writing skills, submit the information and we will piece the elements together for you. DID YOU KNOW...we have an advertising rate to fit your budget? Call us for information on submitting a paid advertisement for your event or program. Eliminate the guesswork of whether or not your announcement will make it into the paper on time.Things you need to know:free, however, they are used on a space availability basis. We make every eort to include each submitted news article, and nearly every week we accomplish this. Paid advertising will always take precedence over free submissions. Our method of selection includes: the timeliness of the event (ie: if the event is a month away we may hold your article to make space for other events happening sooner), and the clarity of the submission. If your news article includes all the necessary information it will reduce the time our editing sta must spend on readying it for press. Mail to e Observer News, 210 3. Woodland Estates Ave., SW, Ruskin, FL 33570. make sure it is of the highest quality possible. With todays digital cameras its easy to send a photo via email. If you only have a printed photo, you can mail or bring in the photo and we will scan it. If you scan the photo yourself, dont try to edit or correct. Give us your instructions and we will make the adjustments for you. published more than one time. Make this request clear and in writing, or resubmit the article each week.Guidelines for writing a press release: event has a better chance of being published right away if it is 300 words or less. Ws. Who, what, when, where and why. available. (See above for instructions for submitting). event, date and time. is should all be reservations, make that clear to us so we dont just look at the date of the event and assume it should run that week. readers can ask questions if needed. Include a web address or email if desired. Include everything that is pertinent. the article as if you were new to the area and know nothing about your neighborhood. Does it tell Who, what, when, where, why, and sometimes how. Submit your press release to news@observernews.net OR editor@observernews.netFor more information call 813-645-3111 x210Visit our websites at www.ObserverNews.net and Huntley Brown at the piano. Open Your Drapes And Enjoy The ViewHi, Im Bob HarrisLet me show you how tostop the suns damaging raysDoing business in Sun City Center and Kings Point since 1971 Residential CommercialALL MADE IN THE U.S.A. Deadlines: e deadline to submit a free press release is every ursday at 4:00 p.m. e deadline for a paid advertisement is every Monday at 11 a.m., with exceptions on holidays. e preferred method is 1. email and preferably pasted in the body of the email itself rather than attached. Send the article to news@observernews.net, or, Fax your release to 813-6452. 4118, or,

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November 7, 2012 Page 27 EYE EXAMS$45 $99Some restrictions apply $139Standard daily wear disposable contacts Soft 38 daily wear contacts Includes t and 30-day follow up. Some restrictions apply. Includes eye exam and free cleaning kit. Exp. 12/31/13 $149Some restrictions apply. 813-677-0229 Feature is optional and subject to terms and conditions. Safe Driving Bonus wont apply after an accident. In CA, you could still lose the 20% Good Driver Discount. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL 2010 Allstate Insurance Company 45834 Sweetbay sale expected soonBy PENNY FLETCHERFollowing internal rumors and some media reports that Sweetbay stores have been sold, its not happening anytime soon. As of Sept. 19, the process was still in the regulatory stages with the Federal Trade Commission, according to spokespersons from both Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC the intended buyer and Sweetbays home offices in Tampa. On May 28, Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, owner of Winn Dixie grocery stores and several other chains, subject to regulatory approval, announced plans to buy 72 Sweetbay stores, as well as Harveys and Reids stores, all of which are part of the Delhaize America group, said Brian Wright, vice president of communications for Bi-Lo in a telephone interview Sept. 18. Subject to regulatory review and approval, Bi-Lo will acquire 72 Sweetbay stores, plus leases for 10 prior Sweetbay locations, 72 Harveys stores and 11 Reids, totaling 165 stores with approximately 10,000 employees in the southeastern United States, Wright said. Meanwhile, Sweetbay has closed 33 Florida stores since January, and plans to close more stores until it has 72 in Florida, according to a release printed by spokeswoman Nicole LeBeau in Sweetbays Tampa office. No stores in the coverage area of The Observer News or The Current are on the list of closings, which reportedly will displace 2,000 employees. The total buyout of the three chains, Sweetbay, Harveys and Reids, will cost Bi-Lo approximately $265 million, Wright said. ABWIG reaches goalBy MITCH TRAPHAGENFor the past three years, ABWIG, the Apollo Beach Waterways Improvement Group has been beating the drums and knocking on doors in an effort to ensure that Apollo Beach remains a waterfront community. Their goal was to raise a quarter of a million dollars to dredge the north, south and main channels leading into the community from Tampa Bay. After countless fundraisers, monthly meetings, open houses and words (and no small amount of dollars) of support from area businesses, county officials and consultants, that goal has been reached. ABWIG turned three years of work into success. Now what will happen to ABWIG? It will go dormant, Berkstresser said. It doesnt go away, the website will still be up so people can find out about the latest and greatest things. But this sort of thing only needs to be done every 10 or 15 years. Well keep some money in the bank for future use and because we have the responsibility for maintaining all of those channel markers. But all the activity over the past three years, the monthly meetings and the open houses, that all will stop. The plan now moves to action with work beginning on the Apollo Beach Nature Park in June 2014. Dredging of the three channels is expected to begin in July 2014 and is expected to be complete by Nov. 1 of that year. The total project is expected to cost $1.5 million. For more information, visit www.abwig.org. County ready to silence loud car speakersBy KEVIN BRADYBone-rattling stereos on wheels could be history in Hillsborough County. Tampa is ready to turn down the volume on loud car stereos outlawing any stereo that can be heard 50 feet or more from a vehicle. The County is ready to take on the audio terrorists as critics have dubbed drivers who routinely blast loud music from modified speakers in their cars. The program encourages the public to report violators by filling out a brief online form. The program generates a letter to the registered owner of the vehicle warning them they have been reported in violation of a noise ordinance. The owner is contacted in person by deputies if there are additional complaints. Those who dont get the message face fines of $250 for first-time offenders. Three or more infractions and violators will be out $500 and wearing an orange jumpsuit for up to 60 days courtesy of Sheriff David Gee.

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Page 28 November 7, 2012 In South Hillsborough:A rare jewellike nowhere else on earthBy%  MITCH TTRApPHAGENIt is the dream of so many people finding a deserted tropical island with a white sand beach, a place in paradise all to themselves; a place where nature can be enjoyed in all of its remarkable, indescribable beauty. Such a dream represents peace in an increasingly hectic world. It is a universal dream that crosses age and financial circumstances. In places like the Bahamas or the South Pacific, billionaires are buying islands while sailors and tourists go in search of those that remain. And those in colder climes can only dream while the snow falls. There is just something about a deserted beach with palm trees that inspires so much. In South Hillsborough, that dream is just a walk away. OK, its actually wading and a little bit of swimming or kayaking away but that paradise is right here, although few seem to know about it. On Tampa Bay, rare clusters of islands beckon. And with eco-tourism on the rise, South Hillsborough may well be sitting on a rare gem of a natural tourist attraction that could result in significant new revenue for the county, and South Hillsborough in particular. Gus Muench is the driving force behind the Uzita Trail, following a line of islands and mangroves that Indians walked and lived along for centuries. Starting at the mouth of the Little Manatee River, the trail extends all the way down to the Manatee County line. It is nine to twelve miles of wildlife, beautiful islands and mangroves a dream for eco-tourists and adventurists. Although the entire trail would generally be for those up for serious adventure, even small bits of it can carry you to an entirely different world, a world far from the hustle and bustle of the four million people living in the Tampa Bay area. Even small bits walking in the footsteps of the ancients can calm your soul and carry you to a simpler, quieter time, even if only for a little while. Muench has spent 42 years on the water and could easily pass for a man in his 50s. His true age is revealed only by the fact that a halfcentury is not nearly enough time to acquire the wisdom and knowledge that he possesses. He has long been a self-taught naturalist and has had a hand in much of the preservation that has taken place along the Hillsborough County coast of Tampa Bay. He has been a commercial crab fisherman since 1976. In 1996, he decided to change his methods to specifically avoid damaging the sea grass with his crab traps, a time long before many people were concerned about sea grass. There are few places left in Florida, let alone in America, like the Uzita Trail and Muench is hoping that the Hillsborough County Parks Department could take an oversight role over it, without having to undergo the expense of ownership from the various public jurisdictions that lay claim to the highly unique string of islands and shallows. But for now, the trail is there, just as it was when Native Americans lived in the area many centuries ago. People could put a kayak in at the Cockroach Bay boat ramp and go around Paradise Key, Muench said. Once you get past that, the bottom is hard sand and you can walk on it. The water is only six to twelve inches deep closer to the islands and is indeed walk able, an experience unlike anything even the most scenic land trails can provide. For centuries, the Native Americans walked the same route barefoot, although Muench strongly recommends that modern travelers wear surf boots or water slippers to protect from the oyster shells. Muench also recommends that hikers do the stingray shuffle to warn snoozing stingrays of your presence, warding off the possibility of a painful sting. Stingrays typically arent aggressive and will tend to get out of your way rather than harm you. Muench also recommends that those interested in experiencing the Uzita Trail bring along a kayak or a canoe, which would be used to paddle past the deeper and dredged waters near the Cockroach Bay boat ramp and also, possibly, to paddle across the natural deeper washouts that exist between the numerous islands, although the washouts are usually narrow enough for most people to simply swim across. According to Muench, a kayak also provides a dry place to keep fishing poles and cameras along with snacks and drinking water for a day trip. The trail could be an enormous draw for people in search of a unique and natural outing or adventure with very little cost to the county and the taxpayers. While the trail itself would not generate revenue, the sheer unique qualities, found nowhere else, could well bring tourists to area hotels and restaurants, along with new business opportunities for the county or private enterprise for kayak rentals. The Parks Department could do this, Muench said. Florida is a state known around the world for its stunning natural beauty but with an ever-increasingly population moving into the Sunshine State, that natural beauty is under a constant threat, even without an intention to do so. Every new person that comes to Florida impacts it a little bit, Muench said. We dont want to impact things but we do. Every person impacts things just a little bit. But for now, and, with a little help from Hillsborough County to ensure its pristine existence for generations to come, a natural experience that is nearly incomparable in this nation remains, much as it has for centuries. Muench is hoping Hillsborough County Commissioners will recognize the trail for the remarkable and unique jewel that it is a place like no other that could well have a significant impact on tourism with very little investment. In a letter to Commissioners, dated September 18 for the Board of County Commissioners meeting, Muench wrote: A few years ago, Friends, a group of South County individuals met with BOCC Members to discuss creation of Uzita Conservation Area around the Cockroach Bay area. Because Friends lacked clout and leadership, nothing materialized from those discussions. To create the Uzita Despite being located on the doorstep of the Tampa Bay area, one of the nations largest metropolitan areas, the Uzita Trail offers deserted tropical islands and white sand beachs. MItTCH TRAPHAGEN PPHOtT OSLongtime waterman, crab fisherman and champion of the environmental protection of Tampa Bay, G Gus Muench takes a slow boat along the proposed Uzita Trail, running from the mouth of the Little Manatee R River to the Manatee C County Line. I It is an area of pristine, nearly undisturbed beauty. Muench is hoping that H Hillsborough C County C Commissioners will see the merits of establishing the trail, a project that could increase tourism in S South H Hillsborough while incurring very little cost to the taxpayers. Wildlife abounds only a few steps away down the Uzita Trail. Muench is basing the trail on a likely route used by the ancient I Indians that lived and fished in this area. Wading near the islands is made easier by a hard sand seafloor, and much of the water is only six to twelve inches deep. The deeper washouts between the islands can be crossed either by swimming or in a kayak. X

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