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www.ObserverNews.netJanuary 16, 2014 Volume 57 Number 52THE OBSERVER NEWS LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 32-35PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8Nellie, a sweet tabby cat, is looking for a forever home. See Nellie and many other adoptable pets at C.A.R.E. page 18. Warren Resen has been on the road again. This time visiting historic San Francisco and the Presidio. See page 5. Revolution Ice Cream Company is truly revolutionary for more reasons than one By %  PENNY FLETCHER Penny@observernews.netGetting fired was the best thing that could have happened to Bill Workman last year. Up until then, he had been working all day at a job he was no longer happy with, and staying up all night developing new flavors of ice cream that friends and neighbors said were out of this world flavors like chocolate habaero and curried coconut. He also makes flavors that include other foods, like banana pudding and bacon. Yes, bacon. Its called Porkys Delight Bacon Brittle. Bill happens to have very eclectic tastes, both in the flavors he creates and the ambiance of his store. This, however, is partially due to his wife Leslee, who comes from the fourth generation of a Tampa family, many of whom have been what Bill describes as very artsy.New and expanding South County businesses will soon get tax breaksBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netBusinesses in three areas of South County will find themselves in a better tax position by the end of this month. County Commissioners voted in December to ask the State of Floridas Department of Economic Opportunity Office to add portions of Gibsonton, Riverview and Palm River to the list of State Enterprise Zones, and the State has already told the county to expect approval by the end of the month. This means that new or expanding businesses in those areas will be eligible for State tax credits in hopes of boosting the local economies. The areas were chosen because they meet the states misery index statistics, with poverty rates of more than 20 percent, and have more than 30 percent of the employees from those businesses living within that area as well. To be considered, the area must also have an unemployment rate of more than 8.9 percent and be in what the state calls general distress. General distress, according to Lynn Schultz, business consultant for the countys Economic Development Department, means that the area includes problems like poor drainage, high crime, abandoned buildings, and deteriorated roads. At this time, Hillsborough County has only 3.1 miles of Enterprise Zones, which were created to increase business, which then improves the economy within the depressed areas. This figure does not include the City of Tampa, which is counted separately. Once approved by the State, Continued on page 2X PENNY FLETCHER PHOTORevolution Ice Cream Company owner and flavor mixer Bill Workman, left, serves a customer one of his unique ice cream combinations.Walking into the store is like walking into another world. Set back in a plaza at 220 W. Brandon Blvd. (SR 60) between Kings and Parsons Avenues, you wouldnt think hed have much of a clientele. But the place stays Continued on page 13X Local charities the winner at Gibsonton Showmens CircusBy %  KeEVInN BrRADyY kevin@observernews.netSeated just a few feet from the fire-breathing Human Volcano and acrobats who seemed to defy gravity at times, children cheered, gasped and laughed in equal measure, but local charities were the real winners at the International Showmens Association Charity Circus. Now in its 30th year, the charity circus, staged at the associations Gibsonton headquarters, drew around 2,000 visitors for three Jan. 11 shows staged under an intimate big top, where even those in the back row could see the sweat beads on the jugglers forehead as he balanced atop a ladder while tossing clubs in the air. Its always something we have done as our way of giving back to the community, said Lee Continued on page 19X Lamount The Human Volcano was among 14 performers who volunteered their time for the show.KEVIN BRADY PPHOTOSHundreds packed under the big top for the charity circus show in Gibsonton.

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2 JANUARY 16, 2014 Temple Veil plays free concertTemple Veil, an acoustic duo with a raw, real style, will be performing Sunday, Jan. 19 at South Bay Church at 6 p.m. The concert is free and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. When not touring the nation, Temple Veil calls South Bay Church and Riverview home. This group is a tale of two opposites, a duo of individuality functioning in harmony. DeRock, a Texas native, was raised amid the metropolis of DallasFort Worth in the heart of urban culture where big city, soul, and the dirty south collide. Brysson, on the other hand, grew up on a and the nations largest Amish population. The one thing that unites these two individuals above all differences is their love for God, people, and music and their passion to bring all these together. For more information visit www.SouthBay.cc or call 813-677-0721. The church is located at 13498 U.S. 301 South, Riverview. Hillsborough County will have 15.6 square miles where new and expanding businesses get tax credits on a State level. The State has already told us to expect the letter of approval by the end of January, Schultz said. The City of Tampa has 19 square miles of Enterprise Zone land, but that is not counted with the county, which according to State charts (even including Tampa) has the lowest number of square miles in Florida in these special zones. Miami/Dade County currently tops the list with almost 52 square miles of Enterprise Zones. Prior to the Commissioners vote in December, five public meetings were conducted in the potential zone areas to provide information on the expansion efforts as well as the benefits to their communities.  Expanding the existing Enterprise Zone is a true benefit to our residents and business owners located within the designated areas, Schultz said. They will have the opportunity to utilize much-needed incentives to help in the growth of their businesses as well as employ residents located in these communities.Once in the zone, new and expanding businesses there will be eligible for a job tax credit of 20 percent on wages paid to workers who live in the zone and 30 percent if more than 20 percent of its employees live within the zone; building materials will be eligible for up to $5,000 in the form of a sales tax refund, or up to $10,000 if 20 percent if more of its employees live within the zone. There will also be a business equipment sales tax refund as well as a property tax credit against the Tax cuts for South County businessesX Florida corporate income tax. This credit will be equal to the property tax the new or expanding business pays the county up to $50,000 a year. Commissioner Sandra Murman, who represents District IV, which includes South County, presented the original request to the Department of Economic Development to consider the addition of the areas to the Enterprise Zones.Holiday Mail For Heroes a successDrs. Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman, Varga, Halcomb D.D.S. and staff would like to thank their patients and members of the Sun City Center and Ruskin communities who helped them achieve their goal for Holiday Mail for Heroes. Over 1,300 holiday cards were collected and sent to service members, their families and veterans all over the world. Since 2010 over 3,500 cards have been collected. Their office is located at 703 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center.

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Call Kelly today at (813) 410-3137JANUARY SPECIAL By CAROL MacALISTER carol@observernews.netWhat was your worst kitchen disaster? The first time I made pancakes, laughs Cris Blauveldt, the younglooking 49-year-old who is head chef at Old Castle Restaurant in Sun City Center. Cris started there just after it opened seven years ago; three years ago he took over FOOD FOR THOUGHTWhat the chef has under his hat at Old Castle Restaurantthe kitchen. Pancakes were supposed to be so easy, so it was the first thing I tried to cook as a kid, but I didnt know that the pan has to be hot before you add the batter. The pancakes came out rubbery, but I didnt know why. And youve learned a lot since then? I kept trying, that was the impor tant thing. I didnt say, Oh, I cant do this. Cris is obviously someone who can persevere, so the next question was a slam-dunk. Whats the best quality somebody has to have to be a good chef? Patience! You have to make a dish the way you want to make it, but not everybodys going to enjoy it. So you have to adapt what youre doing so that you satisfy your need to do it right but also please the customers. Its a fine line. Just because I made it right doesnt mean its going to be good. Some people will never care for it, and youve just got to accept that. When did you know you wanted to be a chef? When I was a kid, I loved being in the kitchen when my mother and grandmother were cooking. Then in high school, I studied Food Service, graduated with a degree, and Ive been in Food Service my whole life. What do you cook that you learned from your mother and grandmother? Sauerkraut and red cabbage. Criss ancestors were from BadenBaden, Germany. I grew up on German food. Have you always worked in German restaurants? Cris laughs again. Oh, no. At the beginning I worked in pizza places. One of them, in Syracuse [NY] offered seafood fresh seafood, crab legs, clams every way you could imagine, swordfish right out of the basket. I was into food and variety and I loved it. If you had to cook a nice meal in 30 minutes, what would it be? Probably our schnitzel with spaetzle and cabbage. In only a half hour? Oh yeah, Ive got it down to a science. What would you say is the best thing you make? Well, not here [at Old Castle] but Id say my calzones. I love them and I make them pretty good. And pizzas, I love to make pizzas. What about when other people cook for you? Do they feel pressure because youre a chef? No, they just like to show me what they like to make. I like to eat, so Im not hard to please. And Im usually hanging out with chefs or with people who like to cook. A lot of what a chef does is buying the best possible ingredients. How do you choose your suppliers? We have to have consistency and quality, so thats how we choose suppliers. When customers come to the restaurant, they want to get the same meal each time they order it; our food shouldnt vary at all. So we have to have the right stuff all the time. What about coming up with new things youd like to add to the menu? Oh sure, Ill take the ingredients and play with them in the kitchen. But were a German restaurant, so I cant just add anything to the menu. But the owner and I do compromise, and sometimes shell put specials on the board. Whats the latest one? Our beef roast with carrots and onions and potatoes, instead of regular sauerbraten. Is there an unusual ingredient that you like to use? Probably nutmeg. The Germans use it in a lot of foods, particularly potatoes and breads. And it does bring out an interesting flavor in things. Have the tastes of customers changed during your career? When I was a kid, nobody ate chicken wings, they were scraps. Now you cant go anywhere where theyre not serving chicken wings! So its a trend thats been popular for 25 years and we used to throw them away! If someone cant afford to go to culinary school, whats the best way to become a chef? Keep putting out applications. Start at the bottom, dishwasher or prep cook. Just get in there and keep asking to help; if they see that youre interested, theyll put you to work. But you have to have the drive and really want to do it, and accept that its hard. Do you have a recipe youd be willing to share? Ironically, considering his childhood cooking fiasco, Cris offers a brief synopsis of how to make pancakes potato pancakes. I cant tell you the seasonings, but basically its potatoes, eggs, milk and flour. Mix it until its the consistency of oatmeal. Then you fry it.Chef Cris Blauveldt of Old Castle Restaurant in Sun City Center gives insight into whats cooking in the South Shore area.CAROL MACALISTER PHOTO

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Travel Writer W630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Wes Mullins ............................. Publisher wmullins@mmprintinc.com Vilma Stillwell ... Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk ........... Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.netFor current rates and circulation information visit our website at www.ObserverNews.netPRODUCTION:Jason Martin ......... Graphic Arts / Layout jason@observernews.netCLASSIFIED / CIRCULATION:Beverly Kay ......... Classied / Circulation beverly@observernews.netThe views expressed by our writers are not necessarily shared by The Observer News, SCC Observer, The Riverview Current or M&M Printing Co., Inc. Award-Winning Newspapers There are certain times and/ or conditions that cause many people to be depressed. Following events such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, anniversaries or birthdays, most people will sense a letdown that may result in some form of depression. For most of us, the depression caused by this type of event will be slight but for some, it will be dramatic and they may need professional help. Other depression-causing events are weather, divorce, job loss, failures at school and the list goes on. Truth is, depressing events are normal in life and it is up to us to decide how to handle them. Remember that you are the master of your fate; how you react to what happens is the deciding factor in how you live out the rest of life. Here are some ideas on how to fight depression, or perhaps heading it off before it gets started: holiday depression is to plan a full schedule for that period. My grandmother always was depressed after we left from our holiday visits to her. She had looked forward to the visits and they just passed too quickly. Fact was, she had too much time after we left with nothing to stop her from thinking about our leaving. One year I called several of her friends and suggested that they call and invite my grandmother to lunch or create some other diversion for the day after we change the mood of our visits. Do you know people who need you to call them for lunch, a walk or a cup of coffee? Maybe you need to take that action for yourself. Dont be alone. Brooding just turns the mind darker. Plan some event that you can look forward to and then do it. many people. They see a birthday as a sign they are getting older. I suggest that if a birthday is depressing to you, you look at it as a sign you are still alive. Take advantage of the new year that has been given to you by shedding the past and making a new start into the future. If it is your birthday, treat yourself to something nice. If it is not, but you know someone who is having trouble growing older, do something to brighten his or her card or even a phone call of congratulations can brighten someones day. Two years ago I sent a birthday card to a friend and it wasnt until recently that I found out how much that card meant. It was the only one he it is fun to tease people about being over the hill, but be sure that they really know you are teasing and do not carry it too far. They just might believe you and quit living. exhilarator or depressor. On those days when the sky is blue and the air is gently brisk, most of us feel great; but let the clouds form and our spirits can fall with the barometer. In the winter and especially the period of January through March when clinical depression (especially in the northern latitudes) is the highest, try to get as much sunlight as possible and refrain from those things that play on our negative negative influence is politically slanted media. I felt great the other day and decided to take a walk and listen to my portable radio. I was totally depressed within 15 minutes of listening to one nationally syndicated talk turn on all the lights, play some good music, and unless you have a medical condition that would prevent you from doing it, eat some chocolate. I have friends who believe chocolate is a wonder drug. Depression is self-feeding and can continue to thrive if you do not take control. People have lost jobs, got divorced, or failed a course before and survived. The reason they survived is they refused to let depression govern their attitudes. Every day has the potential to be a great day but great days dont just come; they are made. Get busy making one for yourself or someone you love.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format 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 : 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comPositive Talk: Bouncing back Much is closed on MLK DayThe majority of Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in obser vance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Closed facilities include the administrative offices of county government, all libraries, recreation centers, Head Start/Early Head Start centers, and senior centers and nutrition sites. Collection of garbage, recyclables and yard waste will continue on a normal Monday schedule in the unincorporated Hillsborough County posal facilities will also be open. Regional parks will be open. Free disaster volunteer training offered by Salvation Army who wish to volunteer during emer gency disaster responses will be ofhalf-day sessions on Friday, Jan. 31 (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 1 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). The course is an introduction to Canteen (mobile kitchen) operations, and it is open to those 18 years and over interested in volunteering disaster response. Emergency Disaster Services. The course provides an overview on mass feeding. Participants will learn what it means to serve on a mobile kitchen and the essentials of safe and sanitary food preparation. This course incorporates ServSafe food safety standards. Training is free but pre-registration is required by email to jennifer_ dodd@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 5 Purse Repairs & Alterations such as handle shortening and replacements (across from Bank of America) FREE Lunch / Dinner Seminar** Learn about Spinal Decompression What causes neck, back and knee discomfort? Why many treatments dont work. What treatments are most effective? What if surgery didnt help? Is there anything that can help? What does Spinal Decompression help? Degenerative discs Sciatica Upper Back Symptoms Arthritis of the Spine Herniated Discs Shoulder/Arm Issues 813-684-8041807 S. Parsons Ave. Brandon, FL 33511 Medicare and Most Insurances Accepted SUN CITY CENTERSandpiper GrilleBRANDONGolden Corral**First time attendees onlyLimited SeatingThe patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, exam or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. With this ad. New patients only, if clinically necessary. Medicare not eligible.Open: Monday Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must Call for a Reservation Your RSVP Code is: SC0-1 FREE Low-E AND Glass Up gra de on Simonton Wi ndows foryour House or Patio FREE A rgon FREE Wi ndow Cl eaning 649-1599 www.BRATESALUMINUM.com Gas Up gradeCall For A FREE Estimate....FREE Window Upgrades!mention this AD at time of estimate TECO Rebates! By %  WARREN RESEN, member North JEANNE OCoONNoOR PHoOTo OSMany view San Francisco as the mythical city of Oz. They picture fog rolling in from the Pacific, embracing the Golden Gate Bridge (its actually orange) while in their heads the voice of Tony Bennett sings endlessly about leaving his heart there. Union Square is the center of this universe. Fishermans Wharf is famous world-wide and with so many diverse restaurants, San Francisco is nirvana for gourmands and gluttons. The citys excellent surface transportation allows visitors to park their cars and forget them during their visit, something you really want to do when touring a city where traffic is a bear. Those spectacular movie car chases are a Hollywood fantasy, all but impossible on the crowded streets. Open-top double-decker tour buses offer unparalleled views of Chinatown, HaightAshberry (the center of the make love, not war era of the s), crooked Lombard Street, and so much more. These hop-on/hop-off tour buses give riders the flexibility to set their own schedules. Visitors learn that the famous cable cars are actually used by locals going about their daily lives and are not just operated for the amusement of tourists. Getting back to that famous San Francisco fog during my first trip to the city, I went to dinner just a few blocks from my hotel. It was a balmy August evening and lightweight summer clothing was the order of the day. While dining, the fog moved in. When leaving the restaurant, I discovered the weather had turned from balmy summer to cold, raw winter in the blink of an eye. It was a very quick trip back to my room and was the coldest summer evening I have ever experienced. One of the newest attractions is An oasis in the center of a bustling city Americas Cup contestants in San Francisco Bay with the famous Alcatraz Island in the background.the ferry ride to, and tour of, Alcatraz Island. It is also one of the most difficult tickets to get. If this is on your schedule, book days or weeks ahead or get to the ticket booth in the morning before it opens and hope for a cancellation. Something else visitors should be aware of: there is a toll charged to cross the Golden Gate Bridge from north to south and it MUST be prepaid. They do not take cash. Check the Internet for the regulations. If you are traveling south to north, congratulations, youve X

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JANUARY 16, 2014 OBSERVER NEWS s 7 South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Monday Karaoke for Elks and guests, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 from 5 to 7 p.m. 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. $8. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $8 per person. Menu: Baked Chicken with all the trimmings, 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. R USKIN B R ANCH L I BR A R Y \024\003'LFNPDQ\003'ULYH\003\(\003‡\003XVNLQ\003\026\026\030\032\026 Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically Challenged eBay: Helpful Tips Thursday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. Topics include bidding, proxy bidding and My eBay. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. eBay: Selling Tips Thursday, Jan. 16 at 3:45 p.m. Topics include selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/keyboarding skills are recommended. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. ,QWHUQHW\035\003\000DOLFLRXV\003&\003RIWZDUH\003‡\003\\017\003-DQ\021\003\024\032\003DW\003\026\003S\021P\021 Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on personal computers, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. Computer Tutor Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. SouthShore Regional Library Kids program/event highlights £xn£\011i…-…ˆi`>],'ŽˆUn£‡"‡x" Teen Game Zone Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the Library’s teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. “I Spy” Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join us as we celebrate National Puzzle Day. Can you solve the puzzles? Visit different stations and see how many you can complete. Various books of puzzles will be given away as door prizes. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 10:05 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 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, Jan. 21 at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 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. 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 @ 813-634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com Sixty large Santa bags were delivered to A Kid’s Place by Gleaner Life Insurance Society members Beverly Hiller, Mary Dozier, A Kids Place employee Jim Hiller, Linda Raymond, Jim Raymond and Santiago Fonseca in the back row. Gleaners Arbors members bring Christmas to youngsters The Gleaner Life Insurance Society’s Bay Area Arbor and its members are known for being generous and kind hearted. Each Christmas the members band together and purchase gifts for nearly 90 children in the Southeast Hillsborough area. As in past years, children from A Kid’s Place in Brandon and the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin provide Christmas wish lists to the Arbor’s leadership. There are 60 children living in A Kid’s Place in Brandon, a facility in the foster care system, while 26 of the children from the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin reside with their mothers. The Mary & Martha House provides support for abused and homeless women and children in Hillsborough County. The Bay Area Arbor works to fulfill every child’s wishes in addition to purchasing them necessary items of clothing. Children in the foster care system are frequently split up from their siblings. A Kid’s Place, however, keeps all the children together and works to create a stable family life atmosphere. While most of their needs are taken care of, Christmas would be dismal if it were not for volunteers who work to make the children feel loved and special. The mothers at the Mary & Martha House are working to become self-sufficient and struggle with finding enough money to enjoy Christmas with their children. Again, Arbor members step in and fulfill the wishes of the children; plus, they provide a special gift to each mom. The Gleaner Life Insurance Society funds the charitable activities of the Bay Area Arbor. The Gleaner Life Insurance Society works to improve communities by rewarding its Arbors with funds when acts of kindness are reported. This money is then put to work where the members believe it is most needed. People interested in becoming involved can access the Gleaner homepage at www.Gleanerlife. org. Click the “Gleaner Arbors” tab, drop down to “Find an Arbor,” click, and enter your zip code on the pop-up window. The closest Arbors will come up with the appropriate contact phone numbers. Reflux 101 is topic at seminar South Bay Hospital will host a free health education seminar, Reflux 101. At noon on Thursday, Jan. 23, Dr. Ashok Dhaduvai will discuss the causes, symptoms and cures of gastroesophageal reflux disease. The seminar will take place at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 West Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Lunch will be provided and participants must call 1-888-685-1595 to register. For more information on this event, call 813-634-0496. Annual Flan Fest arrives Feb. 22 The 11th annual flan bake-off, with 40 contestants competing for the title of Top Flan in Tam pa Bay, arrives Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the only Flan Fest event in the world, this culinary com petition will also include live entertainment, shopping, food, flan sampling and a flan-eating contest. The event takes place at Ybor City Saturday Market in Centen nial Park, corner of 8th Avenue and 19th Street. Judges of the flan bake-off will select winners in both tra ditional and non-traditional (chocolate, strawberry, etc.) categories. Cash prizes, judg ing slot for 2014 and, of course, bragging rights will be awarded to the two winners in each cat egory. Two cash prizes will also be awarded in the presentation/ap pearance category. Entry space is still available. Email ybor market@yahoo.com or call 813-241-2442 for details. Flan Fest is held in conjunc tion with Fiesta Day, which is Ybor City’s official day of cele bration of its ethnic heritage and culture. The day will offer many flavorful things to do through out Ybor City — shopping, eth nic foods, multicultural events, entertainment and exhibits. Flan Fest is hosted by the Ybor City Saturday Market as a fund raiser supporting the nonprofit organization. Title sponsors in clude InfoMas and Bright House Networks. Additional sponsors include HART, Hillsborough County and City of Tampa. Mary Todd Lincoln Comes Alive Everyone knows all about Abraham Lincoln, but few people know much about the controversial woman who was at his side through his happiest and his darkest days. The play Whatever Became of Mary Lincoln? traces the life of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln from her unhappy childhood in Lexington, Kentucky, through her years as a young socialite, wife and mother in Springfield, Illinois, to her frantic and tragic years in the White House and her subsequent incarceration for lunacy. This drama, written and performed by Carlyn Laurent, is scheduled for two performances at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center. Carlyn grew up in Springfield, Illinois, where she first acquired an interest in Mary Lincoln and a love of acting. From playing Anne Frank and Peter Pan in her younger years, she went on to award-winning roles and directorial duties. The play will be performed on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the SCC Atrium Ki osk, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, or by credit card at 813-400-7803. Really, my dear, when it comes to finding a professional, there is no substitute for our Business & Trade section. 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8 JANUARY 16, 2014 Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2Saturday isSteak Nightat Cypress Creek 6oz Filet of Beef Tenderloin w/ Barnaise Sauce .................................. $19.95 10oz Prime Rib of Beef w/ Horseradish Sauce & Savory Aujus ............ $15.95 From our Jim Beam Grill Each steak grilled to your desired tempature then brushed with our signature Jim Beam Honey glaze. 14oz T-Bone Steak .................................................................................. $18.95 12oz New York Strip ............................................................................... $16.95 10oz Delmonico ...................................................................................... $17.95 8oz Ribeye ............................................................................................... $16.95 Grilled Shrimp Kabob brushed with our own Mango Jim Beam Honey glaze served over rice pilaf .............................................................................. $15.95 6oz Filet of Beef Tenderloin w/ Barnaise Sauce ..................................$19.95 10oz Prime Rib of Beef w/ Horseradish Sauce & Savory Aujus ............$15.95 From our Jim Beam Grill Each steak grilled to your desired temperature then brushed with our signature Jim Beam Honey glaze. 14oz T-Bone Steak ..................................................................................$18.95 12oz New York Strip ...............................................................................$16.95 10oz Delmonico ......................................................................................$17.95 8oz Ribeye ...............................................................................................$16.95 Grilled Shrimp Kabob brushed with our own Mango Jim Beam Honey glaze served over rice pilaf ..............................................................................$15.95LUNCH: Tues. Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.All entrees served with vegetables Du Jour and your choice of side All items come with House Salad or Cup of Soup Choose from:1/4 Lb. Cheeseburger with French Fries or 1. Sweet Potato Fries Hot Dog Basket with Fries and Slaw 2. Fried Fish Sandwich with Fries and Slaw 3. Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Fries or 4. Sweet Potato Fries Open Face Roast Beef Sandwich with 5. Mashed Potatoes and Brown Gravy Teriyaki Chicken Wrap with French Fries or 6. Sweet Potato Fries Grilled Ham and Cheese with 7. CUP OF SOUP BOWL 8. of Soup and Garden Salad 8 lunch items for$8 each(plus tax)Includes Coffee or Tea(Soda is regular menu price) Wee Artists converge on SouthShore LibraryLocal artists from age three to six gathered at the SouthShore Regional Library last Saturday to participate in the Wee Artists program. Led by artist and art instructor Tim Gibbons, the free program was well attended and very much enjoyed. Parents and grandparents guided the children through the process of making a tissue paper sun catcher. Everyone left the 45-minute session with their project in hand and a smile on their face. Many more projects for children are offered at the local library. See page 7 for a current listing.CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOSHannah Simmons, 6, shows her work-in-progress sun catcher. Emma Hartzog, 2-1/2 years old, seemed like an expert with the glue. Artist/art instructor Tim Gibbons cuts yarn to accent the bottom edge of the sun catchers.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 9 HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. 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Walk-ins welcome in unlimited classes for $5 per class. All seminars are $5 per class, no registrationEARLY REGISTRATION ONLINE: ATwww.4lifelearning.org Mid-January thru Registration day. PayPal available for unlimited classes by credit cards only.Please note: there is a $1 handling fee charged for each class using this method. LATE REGISTRATIONTRIPS AND TOURSFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $42 Lunch at Columbia Restaurant in Ybor CityFRIDAY, MARCH 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Historical River Cruise Bradenton $69 Lunch at Pier 22 Restaurant on the Manatee RiverFRIDAY, MARCH 8 a.m. 4 p.m.$27 Lunch will be on your own.FRIDAY, MARCH 9 a.m. 4:00 p.m.$48 A thirty minute carillon concert with box lunch included.THURSDAY, MARCH 4:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Manatee Performing Arts Center Dinner Theater Man of La $75 Dinner catered by the Pier 22 Restaurant. MONDAYS 8:30 10:00 Lets Go Cruising 8:30 10:00 Flower Arranging* 4 WEEKS: 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10 10:30 Noon Music Fundamentals* 10:30 Noon Qi Gong 10:30 Noon Sign Language-Beginning 10:30 Noon Words We Use 10:30 Noon US Civil War 1:00 2:30 Android Tablets and Smartphones* 1:00 2:30 Sign Language-Advanced 1:00 3:30 Living Healthy* FREE CLASS 1:00 2:30 Antiques/Collectibles* 3:00 4:30 Cooking Comfort Foods* 3:00 4:30 Ancient Rome The End of the Republic 1:30 2:15 Basic Dog Training* TUESDAYS 8:30 10:00 Intriguing Home Computer Applications* 8:30 10:00 Memory Techniques 10:30 Noon Take Better Pictures* 10:30 Noon Whats God Got To Do With It? 10:30 Noon Coping Skills, Anger Mgmt & Healthy Retirement 10:30 Noon Jazz The Swing Era 1:00 2:30 Doodling For Fun 1:00 3:00 Organize Your Computer 1:00 2:30 Economics Of A Free Society 3:00 4:30 Astrology & Horoscopes 3:00 4:30 Buddhism/Meditation* WEDNESDAYS 8:30 10:00 Interior Design 10:30 Noon Astronomy for Beginners* 10:00 Noon Tampa General Health Series 10:30 Noon Intro to Metaphysics 10:30 Noon Economics of Modern Investing 1:00 2:30 Sudoku For Fun 1:00 2:30 Essential Feng Shui 1:00 2:30 Shakespeare 1:00 2:30 Jewelry Basics How to Buy/Sell* 3:00 4:30 Historys Unexpected Outcomes 3:00 4:30 Jewelry Advanced* THURSDAYS 8:30 10:00 Intimacy Should Be Fun! 1 DAY ONLY: 2/20 8:30 10:00 Summer Olympics* 10:30 Noon Islam: Past, Present and Future 10:30 Noon If You Like Book Talks* 10:30 Noon Ancient Middle East Greece, Persia and Rome 1:00 2:30 Probate/Wills/Trusts 5 WEEKS: 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 1:00 2:30 iPads For Fun 1:00 2:30 Hypnosis* 3:00 4:30 Diabetes Self-Management Education* FREE CLASSOPEN REGISTRATIONWednesday, January 22 in the Great Hall of United Community Church. Use the West Portico Entrance. Hours are 9:00 Noon Adult Education Classes. These are non-credit courses with no previous education needed. Classes are open to everyone in the entire community & surrounding areas.*Limited enrollment courses do not permit walk-ins unless noted. You must wait and sign up on Jan. 22 or later. GIFT CERTIFICATES will be available for purchase on Registration Day Jan. 22 and in the College Ofce thereafter. A gift certicate is a perfect gift to give a friend, a relative, your spouse, or as a welcome to the neighborhood gift for new neighbors! A gift certicate is also a great way to say thank you too! Give the gift of fun and learning one size ts all! The price for one certicate/ course is $25 and the recipient can select the course they wish to take. There is no limit to the number of gift certicates one may purchase. The gift certicate will be valid for one year from date of purchase. PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NOT VALID FOR TRIPS, ONLY COURSES. Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)Golf Cart Accessible Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.634-5422Miriam AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary seeking new members The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75, which operates in the Ruskin and Apollo Beach area, is looking for new members. If you are interested in boating safety and assisting the Coast Guard in its mission of teaching owners of small craft about safety requirements and navigation skills, this is the organization for you. Membership is open to men and women, 17 years old or older, and U.S. citizens of all states and territories. They welcome civilians or active duty or former members of any of the uniformed services and their Reserve components, including the Coast Guard. The Auxiliarys primary mission is educating the public about boating safety. The Auxiliary operates safety and regatta patrols, and is an integral part of the Coast Guard Search and Rescue Team. Auxiliaries also stand communication watches, assist during mobilization exercises, and perform harbor and pollution patrols. Facility (radio station, boat or aircraft) ownership is desirable but not mandatory. For more information about becoming a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, contact Judith Clapp at 813-633-5416 or email sccjudy@msn.com.SouthShore Arts Council meets Jan. 30The Annual Membership Meeting for the SouthShore Arts Council will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 in the clubhouse at MiraBay in Apollo Beach. The council will be hosting the Second Annual Peoples Choice Award, and participation is open to all members. The meeting is open to the public.IAAP to meet Jan. 16The monthly business meeting of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, City Center Chapter, will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Tampa Club, 101 East Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. The program is entitled Managing a Multigenerational Workforce. The cost is $17 per person and $2 for parking, with validation. An RSVP is required. Respond to treasurer@iaap-citycenter.org.Adventure film is featured at Eagle Audubon meetingThe Eagle Audubon Society of Kings Point kicks off its 31st Annual Adventure Film Series with the showing of Corsica and the Rivieras, narrated by award-winning photojournalist, Stan Walsh. Enjoy the visual journey from Napoleons home to the mainland of an extended Riviera from Cannes in France to the Cinque Terre of Italy. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in the Kings Point Clubhouse Borini Theater, 1900 Clubhouse Dr. Open to the public, tickets are $8 per person and may be purchased at the Kings Point Clubhouse Box Office weekdays or at the door just prior to the showing. For series information, call 813-634-9229.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 11 7 things you must know before putting your home up for saleHillsborough County A new report has just been released which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home, and a 9 Step System that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money. This industry report shows clearly how the traditional ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in todays market. The fact of the matter is that fully three quarters of homesellers dont get what they want for their homes and become disillusioned and worse nancially disadvantaged when they put their homes on the market. As this report uncovers, most homesellers make 7 deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars. The good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled The 9 Step System to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1-800665-3797 and enter 1000. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to nd out how you can get the most money for your home.This report is courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Kathy Farrell. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2014 PAID ADVERTISEMENT PAID ADVERTISEMENT Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Introduce your new dog to a routine as soon as possible. Dogs thrive on order, and knowing what is expected of him will make your dogs entry into your life easier. Establish a set place and time for feeding, walks, rest, play and bedtime. Schedule aFREE Hearing Check-up!60-Day TrialRestrictions apply, call for details. Trade-in Oer *$400 o each hearing aid. Valid on Siemens 3mi, 5mi, 7mi aids only. Not valid with any other oer or discount.your next purchase.*$800 OFF 2014 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. www.hearusa.com New Year, New You.Hear Better and Feel Younger This year, enjoy clear conversations again with the most advanced digital hearing aids. Call now for a FREE Demonstration! For people who want to hear better. Total Experience hearing check-up. Total Selection selection of advanced hearing Total Technology a look inside your ear to determine if you have ear wax. FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY Call Toll Free: 855.289.7725 131101 HearUSA January Ad_Observer News Group_10x7.5 to run 1-16_01.indd 1 1/7/14 4:00 PM Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.netBe sure to search our classified section starting on page 32. Have something to announce yourself?Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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12 JANUARY 16,2014 Ribbon-cutting held for Diaz Thrift ShopOn Jan. 8, the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for Diaz Thrift Shop, located at 6030 Hwy 41 in the Apollo Beach shopping plaza in Apollo Beach. The store features gently used items. By DR. GARY WELTON For many years, on Jan. 1, I resolved to practice a more active and healthy lifestyle; instead, I experienced consistent failure. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 20 to 60 minutes of continuous aerobic activity (biking, walking, jogging, dancing, swimming) three to five times a week, at 60 to 90 percent of maximum heart rate. I have a busy life with many and varied responsibilities. I never made it out of January with that resolution. The surgeon generals report on physical activity and health recommends that all adults should accumulate 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most, if not all, days of the week. Unfortunately, I have a sedentary job: reading, teaching, advising, and preparing reports. I never made it out of February with that resolution. The National Institutes of Health suggests that even 10 minutes at a time is fine. The key is to find the right exercise for you. It should be fun and should match your abilities. Except I dont have that many physical abilities, and for me, exercise is not fun. Nevertheless, this suggestion includes a perspective that I appreciate. Even though 20, 30, or 60 minutes would be better, something is better than nothing. Even 10 minutes is more than I used to do. Increased activity became a sustainable goal for me when I adopted the following perspective: Exercise can be of three forms. In the first form, some exercise is indeed fun. Some joggers tell me that jogging is fun for them. I accept their contention as true (though with some doubt), as long as they are willing to accept my contention that it is not fun for me. On the other hand, volleyball is my true passion. It is the one (and only) sport in which I am competitive, and that remains true in my mid-50s. But, I understand that volleyball might not be fun for everyone. The limitation with volleyball is that it requires a critical mass of likeminded and skilled competitors (but not too many). Then again, get one or two players on the court who confuse volleyball with dodge ball, and the enjoyment quickly abates. Sometimes, on really good days, I can clock hours of fun physical activity, but most days, not so much. In the second form, some physical activity is productive. Although I do not enjoy jogging or walking in circles, some treks are productive, as I complete errands around town or use the stairs. Although I dont enjoy raking leaves from my yard, it is a productive activity, as I recover my lawn from the 6-inch carpet of leaves. I seem to lose more weight in October and November than during any other time of the year. If exercise cannot always be fun, then it should be productive (which is one of the reasons why I still choose to shovel snow from my drive, rather than using a snow blower). Most days in my hectic life, however, there are no obvious opportunities for either enjoyable or productive exercise. In the third form, exercise ought to be quick. If I cant do something fun, and no active duty forces my hand, then I need a quick option in order to establish a sustainable exercise program. For me, that looks like sit ups first thing in Another New Years resolution? Exercise: Fun, productive or quickyour choicethe morning. Once getting out of bed, I accomplish my 10 minutes of active exercise. For me, the sit ups are boring, but the process is very quick. My waist size is still the same, without that spare tire look. If you make resolutions that require a complete change in your lifestyle, it is unlikely that you will make much headway. On the other hand, focus on a sustainable change. How can you establish a new habit now, rather than waiting for health problems to force your hand? The key is a sustainable manageable program. When you can, enjoy your exercise. Or, at least accomplish something productive. When neither of these is available, just be quick. Im now starting year four. May your resolution be just as successful. Dr. Gary L. Welton is assistant dean for institutional assessment, professor of psychology at Grove City College, and a contributor to The Center for Vision & Values. He is a recipient of a major research grant from the Templeton Foundation to investigate positive youth development. 2013 by The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. The views and opinions expressed herein may, but do not necessarily, reflect the views of Grove City College. Garrett Bosarge, left, incoming President of the South Shore Democratic Club, is congratulated by outgoing President Robert Price.South Shore Dems elected new officersThe South Shore Democratic Club recently voted for their 2014 Board of Directors. The 2014 Board consists of: President Garrett Bosarge; Vice President Susan Vogt; Corresponding Secretary Ernie Ciarrocchi; Recording Secretary Patricia Viamonte; Treasurer Adriane Lunny; Director of Programs Arnie Frigeri; Director of Legislation Robert Price; Director of Membership Lyn Safian; Director of Publicity Gina Hebert; Directors at Large Sandy Miller, Tony ORiley, Pat Diehl and Mary Duncan. The South Shore Democratic Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month. Tampa Port Authority extends free parking at Channelside Bay PlazaThe Tampa Port Authority is starting 2014 off with a perk for patrons of Tampas Channel District, when visiting restaurants and other businesses at Channelside Bay Plaza. The port authority will continue to provide free parking at the surface parking lot, to the west of the complex on Garrison Street, through March 30, 2014. The free parking will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the exception of evenings designated as event nights. Overnight parking will continue to be prohibited. Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit Channelside and enjoy its retail shops and restaurants. Offering free parking has had a beneficial impact on the community and businesses within the area. We have heard from the tenants and customers at Channelside and, due to popular demand, we are excited to continue to offer free parking to the community and to see the positive effects this will have on the businesses at Channelside, said Paul Anderson, port president and CEO. This is our way to thank customers for supporting the fine establishments at Channelside, and we look forward to welcoming them back throughout the new year. Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary SchoolThis months Terrific Kids were recognized for their outstanding quality of friendship. They are: Pre-K Oscar Alvarado-Martinez and Heaven Carter; Kindergarten Madalynn Nunn, Camilla Haerther, Ethan Stevens, Hannah Watt, Julius Toro, Dasjiah Poitier, Breanne Clark and Ashley Lopez; 1st Grade Bree White, Rakiya Roseboro, Armando Ferretiz, Haylie Clothier, Jakyla Mendoza, Jaylyn Polanco, Brody Melendez, and Martin Leon; 2nd Grade Douglas Suzukovich, Lia Muniz, Angelise Rosello, Itzyana Medina-Pineda, Yaya Lemus, Jennifer Robinson and Sarah OSullivan; 3rd Grade Sochi Maduagwu, Jonathan Connelly, Carlos Guzman, Freddy Carlson, Makaila Bowie, James Rush, Emmalee Mikulis and Ayahna Faulk; 4th Grade Jamal Gaston, Kaleb Freel, Evan Stokes, Nala Melendez and Jaylen Rodriguez; 5th Grade Samantha Withers, Maya Belot, Giselle Lopez, Jocelynn Medina, Yessenia Williams and Kyarelise Colon.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 13so packed sometimes that he still stays up making his ice cream all night, although he has graduated from the original Cuisinart ice cream maker that put out three pints at a time to a restaurant-size ice cream maker from which he gets five-gallon batches. I finally quit my job and had what I thought was going to be a soft opening so I told people I would be giving away all the ice cream the first four days, he said. It didnt happen that way. Instead, he had more than 650 people in the first four days, without doing any formal advertising at all, just word of mouth and Facebook. Then he held a Grand Opening in April where more than 1,000 attended. It was crazy all summer, he said. I listed it as a free event online and Twitter and started making ice cream all night again. It was insane trying to keep up with it. By this time, he and Leslee were laughing because originally she had asked him if he thought he could support their family of six making ice cream. My wife works as a graphic designer for our church, he said. They attend Relevant Church in Ybor City, where much of her large extended family still lives. But she works only a day or two a week for pay. You know how it is when you work for a church. An awful lot of your time is volunteered. Maybe thats why their business booms so. The community seems to know the couple is very involved in helping others. When I had square jobs, selling insurance and sales and finance and retail, it was different. Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC and investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years Revolution Ice Cream CompanyX Owning his own shop made it possible to close down when last summers tornadoes hit Oklahoma; he and his friend Louis Luv drove straight through for 24 hours, then worked all weekend and drove back. While there, they helped clean up neighborhoods that had been completely leveled and did whatever they could to help meet needs that needed to be met immediately. Helping others in the community is helping his business as well. Hes held food truck rallies in the parking lot, where vendors come sell their wares to make money for ECHO, a Brandon help center, and recently gathered more than 100 toys for local children who didnt fit into the regular programs of most agencies. The food drive raised more than 900 pounds, all of which stayed nearby to help local poor, he said. But that isnt all. His walls are filled with the work of local artists and photographers, just about all of which is for sale. Except those up there, he said pointing to a photograph of his wifes great-grandmother when she was a child and another young handsome man who also passed away long ago. Another thing on his walls is a map of the world filled with black push pins. When asked what it stood for, he said each pin was from a place where customers had come from. Although most of them came from all over Florida and the East Coast, especially New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, there were pins from the Hawaiian Islands, Australia and New Zealand and the Samoan Islands. Ive had more customers from Russia than from Wyoming, he joked. I dont get many people from that part of the country. Midwestern North America seemed to be the spot on the map most devoid of pins. Laughing, he said, I only had two from Russia, but still, that is more than from Wyoming. They come for the revolutionary flavors and return for their favorites, plus the unusual atmosphere. He said he couldnt help naming the place the Revolution Ice Cream Company because of the revolutionary flavors. Without giving away any trade secrets, he did tell me that his Drunken Brownies featured Chardonnay and caramel and mixing two and three flavors in one bowl is often done to make a special mix-andmatch of favorites as well. While enjoying their ice cream, children can play in a play area with chalkboards and toys, and parents and older folks can listen to music which is always part of their day. Its mostly music from the 1970s on until todays, Bill explained. He handles the s and s and his wife handles the music of today, he said. Or people could go through a rare collection of books he has collected over the years. I had the original edition of Bambi I found at a yard sale once, he said. And then someone told me what it was. Although Bambi is no longer on the shelf, the History of Florida, a 1904 book written by GR Fairbanks, tells about an era beginning when President Andrew Jackson took Florida and was listed as Governor for one year (1821) until the first election. Other books that made history, like Lady Chatterleys Lover and the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Story and at least 50 others, could also keep a customer coming back for days. At 37, Bill says hes certain hes found his calling. He and his wife and family operate the small store, make the ice cream and tend to all the business affairs themselves. A funny thing happened two days before I opened, he said. I heard Jerry Greenfield from Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream was speaking at USF. I went, but you had to have tickets and I didnt have one. So I stood around looking very sad and somebody gave me one. He laughed out loud. Then I actually ended up talking to Jerry. I told him I was about to open an unusual ice cream shop and he talked with me awhile. He was a real regular person. Not long after he had opened, he had some secret diners from restaurant reviews that are framed and posted on his wall. He also got a write up in Southern Living magazine. It was an honor, but its so widespread. I like the idea of being in the local papers, he said. To find out about his hours, flavors or for general information, email bill@revicecream.com or call 813-857-3250. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSThe service counter at Revolution Ice Cream Company is decorated equally eclectic with paint samples from a hardware store. An area for kids to play and write on the chalkboard wall is surrounded by original works of art from local artists.

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14 JANUARY 16, 2014 Youre Invited St. Josephs Hospital Heart Institute 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa St. Josephs Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the new Heart Institute. is 35,000-square-foot facility will provide the most advanced and comprehensive care for all of your cardiovascular needs. Be among the rst to see this new facility at the free grand opening celebration on February 6. Activities will include: Facility tours Healthy heart screenings (includes blood pressure, glucose and body mass index) De-stress massages American Heart Association Heart Saver hands-on CPR demonstration Nurse, dietitian and tness educator available to answer your questions Heart-healthy snacks and refreshments Enter to win Valentines Day gi

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JANUARY 16, 2014 15 David M. RiethATTORNEY AT LAW 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Suite 200 Sun City Center, FL 33573 AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT*Your case may be referred to another lawyer for these matters.0003331348-01-c1 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Compr ehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Sur gery Glaucoma Management Laser Sur gery Macular Degeneration Cor nea Diabetic Eye Car e Neur o-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicar e & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Last Friday, we held our Annual Installation of Directors and Awards Banquet. It was a wonder ful night, vintage Hollywood, with movie tunes and lots of glam. And it was a great night to hand out some well-deserved awards. Our Ambassador of the Year recipient was Jennifer Pettit of Ser viceMaster 24 Hour Restore. Jennifer exemplifies the qualities that we hold high in our Chamber and is a perfect of example of an effective ambassador. Jennifer faith fully attends meetings, luncheons, ribbon cuttings and events. Even through a career change this year, she never missed a beat! She actively sells the benefits of our Chamber and regularly recruits new members. Jennifer is always professional and energetic to the point she makes the rest of us tired . shes always flashing her megawatt smile and reaching out to help her fellow Chamber members anyway she can. This years Business of the Year is recipient is Jennifer McCafferty of Jens Market. Once a corporate marketing guru, Jennifer McCafferty set out in 2011 to start her own marketing business, special izing in promotional products and organizing special events. In two short years, shes gone from hawking pens and coffee mugs to orchestrating Jens Market Place, an arts and crafts festival held all over southern Hillsborough County and expanding. Every weekend, Jens Market Place offers a chance for our local artisans, farmers, craftspeople, and small businesses to showcase and sell their products and services to residents of Sun City Center, Apollo Beach, Ruskin and Riverview. Her first market place, which took place in the Chambers banquet room in July, brought in more than 400 shoppers, forcing her to move the event outdoors into our parking lot and into Payant Financials next door. Jennifer also donates her considerable creative talents to all sorts of local nonprofits and charities, not the least of which is the Chamber itself. Shes the talent, the logistics and the labor for all of our events such as this one, and youll also see her at our golf tournaments and other fundraising efforts. This years Volunteer of the Year is Mimi VanDevender, with Send Out Cards. Mimi volunteers two shifts every week, taking on every chore with a smile and a gleam in her eye. She patrols all the rooms in the Chamber building, emptying trash cans, stocking toilet paper and paper towels. (There are a lot of trash cans in the Chamber.) Mimi also assists with our monthly luncheons, setting the tables, assisting with check in, giving out door prizes and even cleaning up afterwards. Shes on hand for every event we do all year. Whether its assisting our visitors with directions, faxing, copying, notarizing or answering the phone, shes there. Most importantly, shes the one who sends out our postcards and greeting cards to all of you to cel ebrate your membership anniver sary or thank you for sponsoring a hole at our golf tournament. And finally, our Community Leader of the Year recipient is Deb Adams, Vice President of the Apollo Beach branch of BMO Harris Bank Deb is a one-woman news-generating machine. If there is a char ity event coming up, a business with a job opening, or someone needing a job, Deb is the first one to get the information out to her vast network via email. Whenever someone is asked, How did you hear about that? the answer is invariably Deb Adams. Deb is no stranger to being recognized for her community involvement. In 2010, the Southshore Chamber presented her with the E.G. Simmons Award Distinguished Citizen of the Year. The Brandon Rotary presented her with the Service Above Self Award and named her their Rookie of the Year in 2009. Shes past president of the Amer ican Business Womens Association, and active in the SouthShore Business Association and the Ruskin Womans Club, Shes also a board member of Project Return of Florida, Inc., a nonprofit based in Tampa that helps adults with mental illness live a fuller, more quality-filled life. Congratulations to all of our 2013 winners. More importantly, thank you for all you do for our community.By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Vintage Hollywood sets the tone for awards Small business taxes and deductions is topic at Southshore American Business Womens meetingThe next meeting of the Southshore Charter Chapter of the Amer ican Business Womens Association is on Monday, Jan. 20 at Sandpiper Grille, 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. The speaker will be Penny Smith, Vice President of H&R Block, Apollo Beach, who will talk about income taxes and tax deductions for small businesses. Networking and sign-in will be at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and program starting at 6 p.m. There will be six menu options, including entree, dessert and beverage; wine, beer or cocktails will be available for purchase separately. The cost is $16 per person, all inclusive, cash or check only. RSVP to diana@brandonfamilylaw. com. Take along a friend and business cards for networking. All attendees will have a moment to introduce themselves and their business. Members should be aware that the groups February meeting will be changed to Monday, Feb. 24 due to Presidents Day. Also, the March meeting will be cancelled, due to the annual tea fundraiser set for Saturday, March. 15. Tickets are $20 per person, and all members are encouraged to attend.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 17 JANUARY EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY 1/16/14 Thursday 10:00 11:00 am Interested in Your Ancestry? Have you seen the TV show Who Do You Think You Are? If you would like to 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! 1/20/14 Monday 1:30 3:30 pmParkinsons Support Group of Sun City Center Sponsored by The Mens Club of SCC. Facilitated by the USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center. Our speaker will be: Teresita J.Malapira RN, BSN, DBS Clinician, Clinical Research Coordinator USF Department of Neurosurgery. Teresita has been an RN for over 25 years and is extremely knowledgeable about this subject. Have you considered DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)? If so, attend this meeting where Teresita will discuss who may be qualied for DBS and what to expect before and after the procedure. FREE Valet Parking available at Entrance. 1/21/14 NOW EVERY TUESDAY! 1:00 3:00 pm Life Challenges Support Group Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, fears and frustrations with family, children, friends, retirement, changes, aging, health, nances, etc. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete condence and free of charge. Your facilitator is Frank Koebrich, MA (813-6420773) an experienced and effective psychotherapist. We meet in the 1st oor Lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment necessary. Sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. 1/21/14 Tuesday 2:30pm 3:30 pm Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-246-4120. 1/23/14 Thursday 2:30 4:00 pm Mental Wellness Support Group Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC 1/24/14 Friday 1:30 3:30 pm 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. Looking for STORAGE? OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Ask Us about our Mini-warehouses20x60 each M O V E -IN SPE C IAL! 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All three venues will be open to view work on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. and on Feb. 1 and 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Palmetto Art Center is located at 907-5th St. West, Palmetto. The Manatee County Agricultural Museum and Palmetto Historical Park are located at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information visit PalmettoArtCenter.com or call (941) 518-2109 or (941) 721-2034. Watercolor by Terry Denson.

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18 JANUARY 16, 2014 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDICAL GROUP SUN CITY CENTER787 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 16: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 17: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 20: MORNING MOVIES CANCELLED SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA CANCELLED TODAY 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 21: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* DIABETES WORKSHOP *MUST REGISTER: ARLETTE (727) 828-2411 11 am to Noon 1 to 3 pm Wed 22: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 23: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 24: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 27: MORNING MOVIES CANCELLED YOGA CANCELLED CANCELLED TODAY CANCELLED TODAY Tue 28: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* HYPERTENSION CLASS *MUST REGISTER: ARLETTE (727) 828-2411 11 am to Noon 1:30 to 3:30 pm Wed 29: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 30: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 31: SALSA DANCING YOGA CANCELLED 10 to 11 am CANCELLED TODAY JANUARY 2014 EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! (813) 419-5020LINE DANCING PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes To register for classes please call Rosie at (813) 419-5020 Visit us online for the complete monthly schedule: www.JSAMedicalGroup.com, click EVENTS tab, click Activity Calendar The winner from a previous years charity Poker Ride Hike Paddle is all smiles.Poker Ride Hike Paddle is this SaturdayThe Friends of the Little Manatee River State Park will hold its annual Poker Ride Hike Paddle charity event on Saturday, Jan. 18. Collect poker cards while you hike, canoe, kayak or ride your horse along the trails of the park. The first prize is $100. The $20 entry donation includes lunch. The event is held in the park at 215 Lightfoot Road, just 4 miles south of Sun City Center on U.S. Hwy 301. The Canoe Outpost offers discounted canoe or kayak rentals and free shuttles for boat owners participating. Go have some fun outdoors. Visit www.FriendsOfTheLittleManatee.com or call the Canoe Outpost at 813-8414218 for more information or to RSVP. 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 NellieNellie is a sweet tabby cat and a recent mother. Her children are Ollie, Jenny, Alex, Dory and Lenny. Nellie loves to lounge on the lanai and observe her happy family while they cavort around the room. But this beauty would like to live at a forever home of her own. Go and see this sweet young girl and give her that home. Nellie has been spayed and she is current on her shots. As part of her adoption she will be microchipped. DOB: April 25, 2013. RubyRuby is as sweet as the day is long. When she first arrived at C.A.R.E. she was guarded in her excitement. But now the real Ruby has surfaced; she realizes she is surrounded by people who care about her and she is safe. She was found as a stray in the parking lot of Lennard High School in Ruskin. She is a gentle, petite gal who loves attention and affection. Ruby is current on her shots. As part of her adoption she will be spayed and microchipped. DOB: December 2, 2011. 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, Jan. 16 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. No music. Saturday, Jan. 18Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan till ???. Sunday, Jan. 19 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 19 TAMPA SARASO TA FLORIDAS NEW NO CDDFEES Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center Stevens, chairman of the charity show for the past 16 years. Its a labor of love for us.Proceeds from the shows, which have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last 30 years, according to organizers, are distributed to local charities. Childrens hospitals and the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin are among those who have benefited in the past. We decide where we distribute the funds after the event is over and like to give to the small, local charities, Stevens said. We are not looking for any glory out of it. We just do it because we have always done it. Performers from all over the state traveled to Gibsonton for the show, which featured jugglers, acrobats, performing horses, aerial artists, clowns and elephants. Everyone who performs or participates in the show volunteers their time. Thats what so unique about the show, Stevens said. Spitting and juggling fire for more than a decade, Lamount The Human Volcano said there is something about a live circus show that cannot be duplicated. You can see a lot of things on TV but you cant see real elephants or entertainers up close. You dont see anything like that except at the circus where you get to see it live and close up, and I think thats part of the glitz of the circus, said Lamount as he warmed up for his performance outside the big top. Some of us risk our lives every day doing this, and I think thats also part of the thrill of it as well. Nostalgia was part of the draw for Angela Wlelfer, who brought her son to the show on Riverview Drive. Its something I got to see as a child, but now [that] I live in Gibsonton I am able to bring my son to see a local circus perform, said Wlelfer. Its the entertainment of getting people to laugh with the clowns, the elephants rides the kids love the elephant rides and of course, the cotton candy. The circus was part of growing up for Tampas Steven Binyard, something he wanted to share with his wife and two children. Even if the kids dont want to come, we as parents bring them because its something we did as kids and the kids end up loving it. Its not just youngsters who are drawn to the show, said Gloria Myers, president of the Showmans Association. We have a whole group from Sun City Center who come for the show every year. It has become a tradition for people, said Myers. No matter their age, audiences will never tire of seeing performers doing things they wouldnt dream of, Stevens said. Its watching others performing acts you cant do. Its almost mythical, Stevens said. Gibsonton Showmens CircusX The all-volunteer show is a labor of love for everyone involved, said Lee Stevens, chairman of the show for the past 16 years, pictured above with Gloria Myers, president of the International Showmans Association. The performance by the Fornasori family, an eighthgeneration circus family, was among the highlights of the show.KEVIN BRADY PHOTOS

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JANUARY 16, 2014 21San Francisco Bay and the PresidioX Is Cremation Your Choice?We would like to invite you to a FREE Lunch Seminar*Sandpiper Grille 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573Thursday, Jan. 16 11:30 a.m.Sunshine Caf 3808 Sun City Center Blvd. Ruskin, FL 33573Friday, Jan. 17 11:30 a.m.Seating is limited to 12 per seminar. You can reserve your seat by calling 1-800-627-7456 Ask about our FREE Cremation Drawing! Nations Oldest and Largest | Our 40th Year*Please...rst time attendees without prior cremation or funeral arrangements only **Promotional discounts to apply for standard and travel packages only $200Promotional Discount National CremationSOCIETY (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows LOW-E for FREE!!!!Now through Feb. 28, 2014. Any PGT Impact windows ordered will be upgraded to Low-E for Free. Join the Fun! One mile walk, Jan. 23, 9:15 am, $3 minimum donation. Enjoy Continental Breakfast, T-Shirt, & Prizes to the Winners! Call 1-888-670-0040, go to www.lifestylesafter50 .com for registration or sign up, Jan. 23 at 8:30 am. Join Us On:9th Annual...Presented by... Richie Merritt Ken Brady Russell Elvis Fritzy William Duece Hulett Ken Brady pace, the Presidio is an oasis of tranquility. Yes, it is part of the city, and there is so much to see and do that visitors can literally spend a couple of days sightseeing there. Touring the Presidios historic forts, buildings, hiking its trails, visiting the beaches on the bay or ocean side can be done on foot, interior bus or private car.A starting point would be the Presidio Visitors Center at the Main Post, the heart of the Presidio, next door to Walt Disneys Family Museum. Nearby are the headquarters of George Lucas (Star Wars), where a statue of Yoda greets visitors in the courtyard. In the lobby are other Star Wars characters, which offer great photo opportunities. The park also features many restaurants and cafes.To experience it all would take more than a day and until 2012 there were no overnight facilities. That year the parks first overnight accommodations, the Inn at the Presidio, centrally located in the Main Post area, opened for guests. The Inn at the Presidio offers a gracious alternative to the San Francisco lodging experience. Its exterior maintains the historic Georgian Revival style of the time when in the early 20th century it was the Presidios Bachelor Officers Quarter. The Inn at the Presidio is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. The interior is comfortably contemporary with all of the modern conveniences and amenities one has come to expect of a fine inn. There are three, three-story connected buildings. The inviting main lobby and sitting area lead to a large dining room, once the officers mess hall. A total of only 22 spacious suites ensure visitors will enjoy a tranquil stay. Many suites have gas fireplaces. Views from the large operable windows range from the Golden Gate Bridge, to woods, historic buildings and the Parade Grounds of the Main Post. Complimentary buffet breakfasts in a city known for high prices is a treat as is the daily 5 p.m. wine and cheese reception around the outdoor fire ring, weather permitting. Even parking is free to guests. Yes, you can enjoy your San Francisco experience amid the crowds and din of downtown or alternatively enjoy your stay in the country-in-the-city, only a bus ride away from the Center of the Universe. Old and new San Francisco (Transamerica Pyramid Building on left) mix in the skyline of this historic city. Yoda welcomes visitors to Lucasfilm at the Presidio.

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22 JANUARY 16, 2014 Register online at YourEyeDoctors.com or call 941-782-5832 to reserve your seat.Common Conditions of the Aging EyeWITH DR. JEFFREY DAVISJoin us for our next educational seminar at: Manatee Eye Clinic 1515 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL Wednesday, January 29th at Noon 1:00 Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Fellowship-Trained Cornea Specialist & Cataract SurgeonBe Our Guest at ourFREE SeminarNo hidden charges: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service examination, or treatment. 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Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. Kathleens CleanHouse and Condo Cleaning Move-ins and Move-outs Spring Cleaning$5.00 off rst cleaningLet us make your life easierCall for a FREE Quote813-260-3375 Free concert at Canoe Outpost Jan. 25Go out and enjoy a free music concert on Saturday, Jan. 25 under the Florida sky. The traveling folk duo of Christine & Aidan of Friction Farm will entertain with great music and stories. Food and drinks are available during the show. Take along your lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy the show, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Canoe Outpost-Little Manatee River is located at 18001 S. Hwy 301, just 3 miles south of Sun City Center. They also offer camping and cabin rentals and discounted canoe or kayak trip rentals all weekend. So go for the show or for the weekend. Visit www.TheCanoeOutpost. com. Call 813-634-2228 for more information.Kindergarten Round Up going on nowOn Tuesday, Hillsborough County Public Schools started its Kindergar ten Round Up period for the 20142015; this Round Up will continue until Feb. 14. Families interested in enrolling their child in their assigned, attendance area school should attend the Kindergarten Round Up event scheduled for that school. Kinder garten Round Up allows parents to learn about the school and become acquainted with the campus, and offers the student a firsthand look at kindergarten life. Parents who attend are encour aged to bring birth certificate, health and home address documentation to register their child for kindergarten. Parents unable to attend the Round Up are encouraged to enroll their child by the end of June 2014. Parents who would like to research their kindergarten options may visit various Round Ups and apply for School Choice or a magnet school during the application period. The Hillsborough Choice application period for elementary schools closes Feb. 14. Hillsborough Choice applications are available online for download at http://choice.mysdhc. org. For a detailed list of Kindergar ten Round Ups and a list of accepted documentation for enrollment, par ents should visit the district website at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us and see the Kindergarten Round Up section.Nominate an outstanding young Hillsborough County resident for the YEA! AwardsThe Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners wants to recognize the many positive contributions made by young people in our community through the Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards (YEA! Awards). Nominations are being accepted now through Monday, Feb. 10. YEA! Awards nominations can be submitted for both middle and high school students in each of the following categories: demonstrating positive impact on others in an ongoing endeavor, such as sports, academics, the arts, etc. overcoming tremendous personal difficulty to attain success and a positive impact on others allocating their discretionary time to helping others or completing a project that has added to the betterment of our community The YEA! Awards nomination form can be completed and submitted online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/YEA, or it can be printed and mailed to the Hillsborough County Communications Department, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 21st Floor, Tampa, FL 33602, or faxed to 813-272-7078. Nominations will be reviewed by the Commission on the Status of Women. The YEA! Awards were created in 2010 to recognize Hillsborough County students for making a difference in their community. Students honored should show initiative, innovation and a commitment to themselves and others, while pursuing excellence in a leadership capacity. This can be demonstrated in academics, community service, athletics, performing arts, conservation or other areas. The YEA! Awards will be presented at a Board of County Commissioners meeting in spring. For additional information on the YEA! Awards, visit www. HillsboroughCounty.org/YEA and click on YEA! (Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards), or contact the Hillsborough County Communications Department at 813-274-6787.Community is invited to events at Redhawk RanchSeveral special events are planned in the next few weeks at Redhawk Ranch, 4110 County Road 579 (south off SR 674) in Wimauma, but the 20 acres of peaceful preserve is always open to those who wish to spend time in nature, walk the labyrinth or sit by the spring-fed creek or in wooded areas considered powerful areas for meditation and prayer. There are also picnic tables in a lighted shelter for use during the day or nighttime and a charcoal and gas grill for use. Co-owner Brenda Howshaw is of Cheyenne and Cherokee descent, and her husband Bud has a bloodline from the Menominee tribe. Together they can tell stories that, if not passed on, could be lost for future generations. Planned events are usually always in the works. Scout troops have (and more are welcome) earned badges there. This month there are two events planned: Saturday, Jan. 25 at dusk there will be a Spirit Circle, which is a traditional ceremony. People may arrive as early as 2 p.m. to walk and enjoy the grounds and talk. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish to share and a folding chair for Circle time. Then on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a guided Spirit Walk will take place. Those who attend are advised to bring insect repellant, bottled water and a regular camera which means not a phone camera. Many unexplained orbs and other lights have been photographed on this land by professional photographers, and photographs by the public are encouraged. Find out more about Redhawk Ranch at http://redhawkranchnativeamericanretreat.com/index.html or email them at redhawkacres@aol.com. A store called The Native Way is also on the premises. You can make an appointment to go and enjoy the land at a time convenient for you by calling 813-634-5352.Learn networking techniques at seminarNetworking is critical to the growth of any business and should be a major part of any strategic sales and marketing plan. To be successful, you have to do more than just network, you have to connect. Working Women of Tampa Bay Founder Jessica Rivelli will show you how to radiate professional strength and confidence right from your first impression. Whether youre a veteran or a networking newbie, youll be sure to learn a few tips on how to make connections that count at the seminar offered by the Womens Business Centre on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Complimentary lunch will be provided. The workshop will be held at the Centre for Women, 305 S. Hyde Park Ave. in Tampa. For more infor mation or to register, call 813-2518437 or go to www.thecentre.org.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 23 813.633.9200Sun City Center, FL 33573 104 Pebble Beach Blvd. S. (Across from Walgreens)www.beltone.comWe are providers of BCBS. Any make or model. *Among adults over 50. **Discount 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. Beltone Direct Phone Link 2 required for operation. Participation may vary. See location 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. 2014 Beltone1/22/2014 Were in your neighborhood!

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JANUARY 16, 2014 "\011-\015,\015, \015-U/\025\015\012,,\015 / \000s 25 Events and workshops offered by the Manatee County Agriculture/Extension Service X Manatee County Fair Jan. 16-26, 1303 17th St. West in Palmetto (across the street from Palmetto High School) Go visit the Agriculture and Extension booth in the Exhibit Hall – they are celebrating 100 years of Extension in the Great Outdoors. Stroll through the Master Gardener Educational Gardens and talk with the Master Gardeners for gardening tips. Visit the 4-H exhibits and purchase plants grown by 4-H/FFA youth and don’t forget to look for the many youth livestock shows and exhibits on dogs, goats, horses, cattle, swine, chickens and rabbits. Contact the Manatee County Fair Office at 941-722-1639 for additional information and ticket purchases. Website: www.manateecountyfair.com. X Smart Landscape: Planning and Care Thursday, Jan. 16 from 1-3:30 p.m., Manatee County Utility Department: 4520 – 66th Street West, Bradenton. This class satisfies the landscape portion of the Manatee County Outdoor Water Conservation Rebate Program and the Braden River Utilities/ Lakewood Ranch Soil Moisture Sensor Rebate Program. Learn practical design tips, landscape pitfalls, garden chores, hardscape choices, texture combinations and remedies for difficult areas. Should you need identification of a plant, bring a branch with leaves (and ideally with flower or seed). Register online at manatee.ifas.ufl.edu or call Joann at 941-7224524. X Extension Master Gardener Plant ID Tour – Emerson Point Preserve Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9-11 a.m. Stroll through Emerson Point Preserve to learn more about Florida’s native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Suitable for all ages. Tour begins in tower parking area at 5801 17th Street West, Palmetto. Call the Extension Master Gardeners to register: 941-722-4524. X Extension Master Gardener Plant ID Tour – Robinson Preserve Sunday, Jan. 19 from 9-11 a.m. Stroll through the Robinson Preserve’s salt marshes to learn more about Florida’s native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Suitable for all ages. Tour begins in parking area by main entrance at 1704 99th Street Northwest, Bradenton. Call the Extension Master Gardeners to register: 941-722-4524. X Growing Up Children’s Program on How Plants Grow Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon, Braden Library, 4915 53rd Ave. East in Bradenton. This workshop is geared towards children ages 5-10 years old and teaches basic plant growth and gardening. Each child will plant one plant in the Braden River Children’s Garden and also take home one plant for their own garden. Register online or call the Extension Master Gardeners: 941-722-4524. X Manatee County Master Gardeners Open Educational Gardens Located on the Extension Service grounds at 1303 17th St. West in Palmetto, the educational gardens are designed to showcase the different ways Manatee County residents can be more successful gardeners and make their yards more Florida-friendly. The different gardens feature growing vegetables in small spaces and salad tables, recycling fountains for herbs, bird and butterfly attractors, backyard fruit trees, conserving water with native plants, low-volume irrigation, rain barrels, and various composting bins displaying how to recycle yard waste. The Master Gardeners invite you for a tour. To ensure that a Master Gardener can walk you through the gardens, make an appointment by calling 941-722-4524. Staff may not be available for impromptu visits. National blood supply impacted by winter blast, donors are asked to help The harsh winter weather is making blood collection difficult in parts of the country and OneBlood, the local blood center, has been called in to help out. OneBlood has already shipped blood products to various parts of the country impacted by the arctic blast and continues to be called upon to send additional shipments. Local donors are urged to donate as soon as possible to help ensure the local supply remains strong so the blood center can continue to send blood for patients in areas impacted by the relentless winter storms. While all blood types are needed, people with Rh negative type blood are in the highest demand. In addition, platelet and plasma donors are also greatly needed. January is National Blood Donor Month and the perfect time to thank blood donors for saving lives, to encourage others to follow in their footsteps and to shine the spotlight on how blood donors can target the power of their blood type to save more lives. There are eight different blood types and each one holds a unique power to save lives. OneBlood’s Target Your Type program gives donors the ability to learn the power of their blood type and how to donate the specific components of their blood that are most needed by area hospitals. Every two seconds someone needs blood. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit www.oneblood.org. Gamble Plantation holds14th Annual Plantation Festival An arts and crafts show, a school art competition, free tours of the Gamble Mansion, food and beverage vendors and more are all part of the 14th An nual Plantation Festival at Gamble Plantation in Ellenton. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1-2, is sponsored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protec tion’s Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, in conjunction with the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance. Admission and parking for the event is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Gamble Plantation Pres ervation Alliance, a nonprofit Citi zens Support Organization dedicated to supporting the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park. Gamble Planta tion is located on U.S. 301 in Ellenton, approximately one mile west of I-75 (exit 224). For more information, contact the park at 941-723-4536 or visit www. floridastateparks.org/gambleplantation/. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Performing Arts Company will present Nashville’s international fingerpicking guitar virtuoso, Richard Smith, in concert at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Rollins Theater, 970 Cherry Hills Dr. in SCC. Tickets are $12 and are available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, or via credit card by calling 813-400-7803. A child prodigy, Richard has played the guitar since he was 5 years old. He played on stage with Chet Atkins at age 11 where he wowed the audience. Today, Richard tours around the U.S. and Europe solo, with his cellist wife, and with his swing band the Hot Club of Nashville. The opening act for his SCC appearance, “Broadway Goes Bluegrass,” features the Front Porch Pickers and PAC’s own Lew Resseguie and Ellen Kleinschmidt and Babs Cominoli as Minnie Pearl. For further information and details on all shows call the ticket line or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompanySCC.org. 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26 JANUARY 16, 2014 Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OMC1 EXP. 1/31/14 OK3 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 1/31/14 OP 5 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OB6 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 54 95CHI BUNDLE!CHI Color with Styled CutTMPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 19 95Styled CutTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 1/31/14 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum $ 9 95Mens Quick ColorDiscreetly done at the shampoo bowl!Price will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. JOIN US FOR OURSunday, February 16thSouth Shore Community Bingo VFW 6287 Ruskin Post 813-690-4616 5120 U.S. 41 SouthPlay up to 21 cards for $25All games pay $50 with (5) $250 Jackpots and a Fireball Pull Tab GameBINGO on the Fireball Number $250 or $100 ConsolationIncluded in your pack: All regular games 2 Speedys 1 Three-on-Strip for all $250 JackpotsSold on the Floor: Extra sheets for Speedys All $250 Jackpots Fireball Jackpot GamePlus FREE LUNCH Sloppy Joes Macaroni or Potato Salad and pickle spearPlus 10 Door Prizes Doors open at 10:30 Lunch served from 11 a.m. to noon Adult beverages available Early games start at NOON, regular session to follow Must be 21 ATM available Tipping allowedLIMITED SEATING Get your ticket early!! RIO CYPRUS www.recpoolsspasandmore.comrecpoolsspasandmore *SEESTOREFORDETAILS **KarmadoJrGrill ***WITHAPPROVEDCREDIT FANTASY CY CYPRUS SALE!! BONUS!!!CHOOSE A SPA THAT IS IN STOCK AND RECEIVE UP TO A$1,000 BONUS PACKAGE *$1999 Grey, Granite or Sandstone$2899 Brownstone or Sandstone$2799 Grey, Granite or Sandstone$2495 Free Cover with Purchase E-Z FINANCING 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH**GRAND OPENING JACK DANIELS GRILL Made in the USAGrills start as low as $999 ** SAVE HUNDREDS ON THE NATIONS TOP SPA MANUFACTURERS! BULLFROG | SUNRISE | NORDIC | DREAM MAKER and STRONG. ALL UNDER ONE ROOF!! CLEARANCE SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlights Introduction to Android Thursday, Jan. 16 at 12:30 p.m. An introduction to the Android operating system frequently used on SmartPhones and tablets. Limit: 20. eBooks for Book Clubs Thursday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. Centennial Book Discussion: Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. sensitive social issues. Copies of this Carnegie Medal title are available Streaming Music and Video Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. video. Limit: 20. eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. Bay Library Consortium Limit: 20. Family Center on Deafness Telephone Distribution Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. ners and questions are welcome! Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you would

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28 JANUARY 16,2014 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m.Confessions:Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES:SUNDAY8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. .........................................Traditional Service10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. .......................................Traditional Service4:00 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 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ 1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIPThe Anointing Church www.theanointingchurch.com Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The future is made of the same stuff as the present. Simone Weil Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.Pastor Tom Durrance Wimauma Church of God Celebrating 100th Anniversary Feb. 16 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Area Obituaries Florence Lucille AllredJuly 17, 1927 January 9, 2014Surrounded by her loving family, Florence L. Allred of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Memphis, Tenn., passed away on Jan. 9, 2014. Florence was born in Lancaster, Pa. to Ruth Reidenback-Bucks and Howard S. Bucks. Florence was the one middle child of five; she has three deceased brothers and one surviving sister, Janet Field (Leon) of Hartford, Conn. Florence was a wonderful mother and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her loving daughter Judy Bell (Gerald) and loving son Dennis Ralph; grandchildren Mike (Susan) of Ft. Myers, Fla., Melinda (Jim) of Chester, Md., and Matt (Jodie) of Brandon, Fla.; and her great-grandchildren Matthew Curtis Bell Jr., Mallory Jean Bell, and Amelia Rose Bell, as well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospice House of Sun City Center, Fla. or United Community Church of Sun City Center, Fla. in her honor. Beverly Ann HeilBeverly Ann Heil, 83, formerly of Berea, Ohio, died January 10, 2014 in Sun City Center, Florida. She was born on September 8, 1930, in Pismo Beach, California, the daughter of Howard Pratt and Evelyn Boardman. She graduated from Chicopee High School in Chicopee, Massachusetts, attended Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and received a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. She was married to Harold Heil on October 7, 1951 in Belmont, Massachusetts. They were married for 62 years and enjoyed dancing and traveling through life together. Mrs. Heil taught fifth grade for many years in the Berea, Ohio school system. She was a member of the educational professional organizations Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Delta Kappa. She retired from teaching in June 1990 and moved with her husband in January 1991 to Englewood, Florida. She was a very active member of the Englewood United Methodist Church and was on several committees, including Stewardship, Hospitality, Creative Workshop, Christmas Dinner, and the Staff-Parish Committee, which she chaired. She helped each year with the Craft Bazaar, the Rummage Sale, Door Greeting and Candle Lighting. While living in Englewood, she served as president of the Eighteen Hole Ladies Golf Association at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club, as well as serving on various committees while a member there. Mrs. Heil enjoyed reading, golfing, traveling, visiting her children and grandchildren, exercise classes, attending plays and music shows, dancing, playing cards, watching movies, doing counted cross stitch, and watching pro golfers in action. In 2002, she and her husband moved to Sun City Center where she was a member of the SCC United Methodist Church and enjoyed many years of golfing through her memberships in the Renaissance and Sandpiper Golf Clubs. Mrs. Heil was predeceased by her father Howard and mother Evelyn. She is survived by husband Harold of Sun City Center; son Jeffrey Heil and wife Barbara of Westport, Connecticut; son James Heil and wife Lissu Pasila of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; daughter Dr. Elizabeth Heil of Oviedo, Florida; daughter Andrea Sand and husband Robert of Woodstock, Vermont; sister Anita Nichols of Waterbury Center, Vermont; five grandchildren: Justin and Marissa Heil, Olivia and Jonathan Heil, and Anna Sand; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sun City Center Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX, 75231; https://donate.heart.org. Brenda Joy Birn KnowlesBrenda Joy Birn Knowles, 66, of Apollo Beach, Florida, passed away at home on January 6, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 at Ruskin United Methodist Church. After the service, friends and family will be welcomed to her daughters home. Brenda was born in Eustis, Fla. on June 30, 1947. She graduated from Eustis High School, continued her education at Appalachian State University and the University of South Florida in Tampa. She then began her first career as a homemaker, raising three children. She was a devoted mother, sister and daughter, and gave everything she had to those she loved, and especially her children. In 1988, Brenda began working at The Shopper Observer News in Ruskin and continued there until her death. She started working at The Observer part time as a classified clerk, eventually advancing to be Publisher and Editor. She enjoyed her work immensely and had a never-ending passion for creating a newspaper that was relevant to the community and focused on the positive. While she was Publisher, The Observer won several industry awards. She truly enjoyed being a part of the South Shore community and volunteered on several boards and committees. Her love for her work was second only to her love for her family. She is survived by sisters Debbie Heath and Sandy (Roy) Hawkins; son Brian Scott (Shannon) Knowles; daughters Brandy (Mike) Evans and Chelsey (Mark) Giurbino; and ten grandchildren Brooke, Avery, Allie, Brayden, Emerson, and Jace Knowles, Nick, Shelby and Mira Evans, and Madison Giurbino. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents June and Warren Birn and brother-in-law Roy Heath. Condolences can be made at www. zipperersfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, Brenda would prefer that you make a donation to LifePath Hospice, Memorial Gift, 12470 Telecom Dr., Ste. 400, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. Loron MercerLoron Mercer, 79, of Sun City Center, Fla., and formerly of Leawood, Kansas, passed away December 28, 2013. Loron was born February 16, 1934, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a son of Orville and Mabel (Campie) Mercer. He lived in Illinois, California and Kansas before moving to Florida 19 years ago. Loron was united in marriage to Nancy M. Citrano on June 12, 1954, in Berwyn, Ill. He was an entrepreneur who owned a variety of businesses, including ACME Pattern and Model Works and Adventure PlaySystems, as well as the family-owned Fishermans Inn. Loron was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Nancy; children David, Thomas, Susan and Deborah, and their three spouses (Tammy, Martin and Dina); nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; Nancys mother Jeannie Citrano; loving sisters Jean Flens (Ray) of Brandon, Fla. and Kristi Mercer of Champagne, Ill. He was truly one of a kind; save the last dance until we meet again. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 2014 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 East Del Webb Boulevard in Sun City Center. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the SCC Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 or LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.OBITUARIES continued on page 30First Baptist Church Food Drive continues to Feb. 9Ruskins First Baptist Church is holding its annual Food Drive for Hope Childrens Home. Since 1968, Hope Childrens Home has cared for over 5,000 abandoned, abused, neglected, and orphaned children from newborn to 18 years old. The children come to the home not only from the U.S., but all over the world. They dont receive government funding, but are supported 100 percent by individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations. First Baptist has sponsored the Hope Childrens Home for many years and for the last six years the FBC AWANA Club has helped with the Food Drive. This years drive began this week and will end Feb. 9 with the children in the Sunday Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. If you are interested in helping to sponsor this ministry, contact Vicki Rumsey at 645-6441, ext. 233 or at vicki@fbcruskin.org.

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JANUARY 16,2014 eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h\000\000j^[\000Ykhh[dj \000s 29 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th Grade Sunday 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 Rumsey ZZZ\021IEFUXVNLQ\021RUJ\003‡\003 A Resource for Families \033\025\023\003&ROOHJH\003$YH\021\003:\021\003‡\003XVNLQ\017\003\ \031\027\030\020\031\027\026\034 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: www.standrewatscc.org St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Sunday Services Traditional Service 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month. Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. Salmon Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after each Service. Refreshments served. 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Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist Church “A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church” \024\022\020\030\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000\000s\000UN\000#ITY\014\000&,\000\023\023\025\030\026\000s\000\030\021\023\015\026\024\025\015\024\020\030\025 Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 ZZZ\021UVWFKULVWLDQVXQFLW\\000FHQWHU\021FRP KRQH\035\003\033\024\026\020\027\024\034\020\027\034\026\023 Minister Mike Grant F i r s t C h r i s t i a n C h u r c h S u n C i t y C e n t e r F l o r i d a FCC SCC Area Places of Worship The Wine Family appears in Gibsonton on Jan. 18 The Wine Family, a family group that shares God’s love through music, will appear at the Vaughn Street Bible Church in Gibsonton on Saturday, Jan. 18. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 10018 Vaughn St. No tickets are needed, but a love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit www.vaughnstreetbiblechurch.com. Organ and trumpet concert at Prince of Peace At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, Prince of Peace Catholic Church will continue its Celebrate Music Concert Series with an organ and trumpet concert. Featuring Keith Rasmussen on the organ and Gerry Bell on the trumpet, the concert is open to the public and free of charge. A freewill offering of $5 to $10 is suggested. All are invited. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org or call 813-634-2328. Saint Anne Food Pantry receives grant The Saint Anne Food Pantry recently was awarded a $1000 grant as part of the significant donation to Feeding America made by The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The funds will be used toward the purchase of food. The food pantry, located at 106 11th Ave. NE in Ruskin, has been in continuous operation for more than 20 years and currently provides food to more than 400 families each week. Parish volunteers also organize and facilitate the distribution of food through the Feeding America Foundation once a month. The growth of this volunteer ministry over the past two decades has necessitated the need for the food pantry to expand into a larger facility that will store both perishable and dry goods at appropriate standards as well as to better serve the community in a dignified manner. The Saint Anne Building Committee has made steady progress toward this goal: building plans have been finalized, permitting is being secured, and a request to build has been sent to the Diocese of St. Petersburg. As soon as all initial requirements have been satisfied, work on the expansion will commence. Meanwhile, Saint Anne volunteers will continue to serve the community at its current site. Saint Anne volunteers prepare and distribute food parcels on a recent cold winter morning. RUMC Yard Sale arrives Feb. 1 The Ruskin United Methodist Men’s Annual Yard Sale will be on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 105 4th Ave. NW in Ruskin. There will be appliances, some furniture, clothing, Christmas decorations and lots of miscellaneous household items. Biscuits and gravy will be available for breakfast, and hot dogs will be available at lunchtime. Anyone wishing to donate items for sale may call the church office at 813-645-1241 before 1 p.m. any weekday for assistance in transporting items, or you may bring the items to the church yourself. Proceeds will go for church projects. Leftover items will be donated to the Salvation Army. Interdenominational Bible Study Group reschedules The Women’s Interdenominational Bible Study group will not hold its regular Monday morning meeting on Jan. 20. However, the following Monday, Jan. 27, the group will begin its first in-depth study of Matthew. The group invites you to join them at the United Methodist Church, 1210 West Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center, for a time of worship and fellowship. You are welcome whether you’re a Bible scholar, somewhat knowledgeable or just beginning with the Bible. For more information, call Sue at 813-633-9083. United Community Church rummage sale is Jan. 31Feb. 1 The Women’s Fellowship of United Community Church will hold a rummage sale at the church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., on Friday, Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. until noon. Lunch will be available as well as unexpected treasures. Go to sift through all the items on sale for very friendly prices. Praying for Pope Francis Since Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome noticeably asks everyone “to pray for him,” the Community of our Lady Queen of Peace Discalced Carmelites, Secular Order, did just that. In conjunction with the (OCDS) members at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in SCC, mass was offered by Msgr. Diego Conesa on Jan. 4 to commemorate the 77th birthday of Pope Francis, which was on Dec. 17. Ten-day trip to Israel is planned Beth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, and Rabbi Carla Freedman have planned an exciting trip to Israel, scheduled for Oct. 19 to 30. The tour will include two nights in Tel Aviv, two nights at a kibbutz in the Galilee, and six nights in Jerusalem. Rabbi Freedman has customized the tour based on her considerable time spent in Israel. All touring and sightseeing will be with an English-speaking guide through Ayelet Tours Ltd. Reservations are limited to 45 travelers and are open to the community at large. If you are interested in traveling to Israel at this time of year, you can get additional information by calling Beth Israel’s Program Director Cheryl Kaplan at 813-633-3188.

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Door Prizes RefreshmentsWednesday, January 22, 2014 10:00 amPayant Financial1653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Discover the World of Princess CruisesPlease register to attend online at AAA.com/SunCityCenter(click on event calendar and date to register)or call 813.633.4880 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 (1/2 mile east of Wal-Mart)813-633-3023 Hours Monday Closed Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 6:30AM -1:30PMSat. 6:30AM 11AMAM -11AM OBITUARIES continued from page 28 an ROTC cadet, during which time he met the love of his life, Jean Love Guyton. Following graduation from Ole Miss, Sid was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, in which he pursued his dream to fly fighter jets. Shortly after college, Sid and Jean were married at the Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee on October 4, 1957. For their first ten years of marriage, while Sid served as a fighter pilot in the USAF, they lived in Okinawa, Japan and Texas. Among his accomplishments as a pilot, Sid won the coveted Top Gun fighter pilot of the Pacific in 1959. In 1965, Sid left military service and became a commercial airline pilot with Trans World Airlines (TWA). From 1965 to 1989, Sid, Jean, and their three daughters (Lisa, Carol, and Kathy) enjoyed friends and life at their Weatherby Lake home, north of Kansas City, Missouri. After 24 years of distinguished service, Sid retired as an airline captain and moved to Florida. In retirement Sid and Jean called Kissimmee, Estero, and then Sun City Center home, and also enjoyed summers in Land Harbor, Linville, North Carolina. Sids life was dedicated to faith, family, and friends. An inquisitive disciple of Jesus, Sid regularly participated in Bible study and worship throughout his life. He was a faithful member of churches in Kansas City and Newland, North Carolina, as well as Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center, Florida. Sid was a faithful American patriot, proud of his military service during tense years of the Cold War era. He was also a faithful and loving son, husband, father, and grandfather. As a proud family man, Sid was eager to tell stories about his mother and wife, including the night he first saw Jean and fell madly in love. He would also eagerly share stories about Marilyn J. SekolMarilyn J. Sekol, 80, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away December 31, 2013. She retired as a customer service clerk from Sears Retail Appliance Repair Center and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Survivors include Michael, her husband of 59 years; daughter Karen L. (Jon) Hill; sons Mark J. (Lisa) Sekol and Darren S. (Tracie) Sekol; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Sun City Center United Methodist Church, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. his three daughters, their husbands, and especially his five grandchildren. In 2007, Sid and Jean celebrated 50 years of marriage in a surprise party with family and friends in Land Harbor, North Carolina. Sid also remained a committed friend throughout his life, and enjoyed lifelong friendships with many in Kansas City, North Carolina, and Florida. Sids friends will undoubtedly remember his quick wit, humor, storytelling, and personal kindness. His personal interests included outdoor sports, fishing, walking, fitness, and volunteering. Volunteer community organizations he was eager to support included the County Sheriffs Office of Platte County, Missouri, and Young Life. Sid leaves a legacy of faith, love, and patriotism with those who were blessed to call him husband, dad, grandpa, and friend, including his wife Jean Guyton Newton of Sun City Center, Fla.; daughter Lisa and Steve Davis and granddaughter Michaela of Dallas, Tex.; daughter Carol and Bruce Glover and granddaughters Claire and Jessica of San Antonio, Texas; and daughter Kathy and Greg Seckington and grandchildren Emily and Ben of San Diego, Calif. A memorial celebration of Sids faith and life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 25 at Aston Gardens Clubhouse, 1311 Aston Gardens Court, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Trinity Baptist Church, 702 Del Webb Blvd W, Sun City Center, FL 33573; or Life Path Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573. Albert Sidney Newton, Jr.Albert Sidney (Sid) Newton, Jr. of Sun City Center, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 10, at LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center. He had recently celebrated his 80th birthday with his family. Sid was born January 1, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee to Albert Sidney Newton and Lillian Margaret Milner. His father died when Sid was a young boy, but his mother, a public school principal, ensured Sid excelled in school, mastered the trumpet, became an Eagle Boy Scout, and enjoyed many outdoor camps and adventures in Arkansas and Tennessee. An accomplished teenage trumpet player, he appeared on Ted Macks The Original Amateur Hour. He attended the University of Mississippi as an ROTC cadet, during which time he Prince of Peace Catholic Church launches Pinterest accountPrince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center has joined thousands of Catholics from across the country and become active on the increasingly popular social networking site, Pinterest. Pinterest is an online bulletin board of sorts that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images and re-pin images to their own pinboards. If you are a user on Pinterest, feel free to follow the church at www. pinterest.com/popcc. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org or call 813-634-2328.UMC screens The Lost Valentine on Feb. 14The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will screen The Lost Valentine on Friday, Feb. 14 as part of its Friday Night at the Movies series. Its the story of a jaded TV reporter who discovers the value of love, faith and remembrance through a Valentines Day assignment. The movie will be shown in the LEC building of the United Methodist Church. Doors open at 6 p.m., and you will find freshly baked cookies, popcorn, tea and coffee. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. The movie is free, but a donation for the refreshments is appreciated.

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Saturday, Jan. 18 Moving sale. 701 Torrey Pines Ave., SCC. Saturday, 1/18, 8am-1pm. Custom design sofa & wing back chair, hutch, end tables & much more. Neptune Village Saturday, January 18th, 8amnoon. 100+ homes, many participating. Craft & lunch for sale in the clubhouse. 2320 & 2525 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Manatee RV Park community yard sale. Saturday, Jan. 18, 8am-? 6302 Hwy 41S, Ruskin. Look for the barn door entrance. Sales throughout the park. Donuts & hot dogs served mid park at Tooters. Big sale. Military uniforms, family clothes, tools, boots, fabric, furniture, Shabby Chic, many golf clubs door gear & much more. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. 650 Allegheny Dr. SCC. Low prices Sale. Thursday till Saturday. 8amnoon. 1717 Del Webb W., SCC. Wii games, soda stream, tables & lamps, small couch, new & used shoes clothes, Christmas, purses & more. Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Jan. 15, 17 & 18 50% OFF all Petite items Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale 310 gGARAgGE/ YARD sSALENeighborhood garage sale Dower Way, SCC. Household items, mens & ladies clothing, books, etc. Jan 17, 7:30am-noon. Yard sale. Household items, collectibles, baby clothes & items, tools, 9417 Bull Frog Court, Gibsonton. 33534 Cypress Landing HOA annual yard sale. Designer clothing, shoes, furniture, tools, lots of misc. 1900 block of Del Webb W. Jan 17 & 18, 8am-noon. Yard sale. 1602 Ventana Dr., Ruskin. 1/17 & 1/18. Art, furniture, misc. Priced to sell. Everything must go. 8am-1pm. 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. 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Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade DirectoryCheck out our web site observernews.net BEVERLYs ESTATE SALESSun City CenterJan. 17th & 18th7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.1605 Azalea Landings CourtDel Webb West to Azalea Landings Ct. DO NOT PARK ON SI DE IN CUL-DE-SAC. THANK YOU.FREE APPRAISALS, FRI. 11-1 Pink-tone dresser, 2 nightstands, digital piano, country cottage kitchen table w/ drop leaves and 4 chairs, oak corner curio, oak corner entertainment center, recliner, 2 matching white wingback and 2 tapestry parlor chairs. Antique tea cart, dresser and chest with attached mirrors, waterfall wood, china cabinet, server & buffet. Corner rack, cedar chest (sm), coffee table, ofce chair, folding wheelchair & walker. Step-up dresser or changing table, linens, lamps, pictures and kitchen. 3-piece Murphy bed.508-0307 or 633-1173 NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Contents Include: Beautiful Lowrey Prestige Organ with All the Bells and Whistles (appraised for $100k) Craftmaster White Loveseat, Floral Side Chairs, Drum Table, Coffee and End Tables, Dining Room Table with Chairs, Dixie China Cabinet, Buffet, 5-pc Twin Bed Set, Bar Stools, Wicker/Rattan Sofa, Loveseat, and Side Chair, Bamboo Glass Top Table with Chairs, Patio Furniture, Kitchenware, Household and Misc. Items.Please park on side of sale due to emergency vehicles. See You There!2007 Meadowlark LaneSun City CenterFRIDAY & SATURDAY Jan. 17th & 18th7 a.m. NOON

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PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 RENTALS600 M.H. HOUSING550 MARINE TRANSPORTATION REAL ESTATE500 To Place &Established in 1968 Printing Company, Inc.SHEETFED & WEB PRINTING KINGS POINT CONDO 2BR/2BA tile oors in all living area, laminate in MBR, walk-in shower in MBA, enclosed lanai with washer/dryer, detached carport. Nice landscaping on side of condo with sitting area. $42,900. 2BR/2BA, IN PET-FRIENDLY AREA, with large enclosed lanai, attached carport and utility/storage room. Home recently repainted, new windows, remodeled kitchen, completely furnished and equipped. Park-like setting, backyard privacy: $68,900. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Kings Point LIMOLicensed & Insured ChauffeurWHS1357@aol.com813-634-135724-Hour Service A resident-owned, gated, waterfront, manufactured home, 55+ community. OPEN HOUSESunday, January 26, 2014 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.405 Elsberry Rd., Apollo BeachSouth of Big Bend Rd. off U.S. 41View over 15 homes on same day. Competitively Priced.Call 813-641-7067 or visit: WWW.CARIBBEANISLES.NETCaribbean Isles Property Sales, Inc. (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough Countywww.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.com DONT HORSE AROUND if you want a horse around. This newly listed acreage in horse-friendly Sundance is priced low and ready for offer. Survey showing ideal location of your dream house available. Lots of trees, some conservation areas, fence. $29,000 CALL JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288 Great retirement living with small monthly fees in Riverbreeze Estates Mobile Home Park. This 2BR/1BA is spacious and very well maintained, with screened porch, carport and storage. NOW JUST $35,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 VERY NICE 70X108 lot on a nice pond in Beautiful Bimini Bay. Ready to build your dream home and choose your own builder. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 AWESOME COMMERCIAL LOCATION ON BUSY HIGHWAY 41 IN RUSKIN! .84 ACRE with 150 feet on Highway 41. Easy access to I-75. Property is zoned CG/General. $164,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WEST BROOK 748-2201 VERY WELL MAINTAINED AND TOTALLY FURNISHED 2BR/1.5 BA mobile home including a golf cart. The attached garage has two electric garage doors, one for a car and one for the golf cart. Other special features include: a nice open a large family room, plenty of storage areas, newer A/C unit (2011), and much more. Riverbreeze Estates is a very nice, gated adult community with a heated pool and clubhouse. $51,900 CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRICE REDUCTION!! throughout, with complete privacy in back yard. Excellent condition, newer roof & A/C and lots more. $249,900 CALL KAY PYE FOR PREVIEW 361-3672 NEW YEAR, NEW FAMILY HOME! 6BR/3BA Formal living and dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen is open to family room. Large master bedroom and bath with garden tub, separate shower. Hardwood, ceramic tile and carpet throughout. Intercom, security and surveillance systems and so much more! $269,000 CALL MARGOT WARD 486-9480 GREAT 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE IN GATED RETIREMENT COMMUNITY: $49,500 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 BEAUTIFUL ACRE LOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM CANAL, cleared, water view. Convenient area of Ruskin, close to shopping, near Little Harbor and all amenities. $26,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 $10,000 REDUCTION ON THIS 1.92 ACRES CLEARED LOT with all utilities including new well, septic and electric pole, ready for the home of your dreams. Peaceful country feeling, minutes from town, lot is across the street from Little Manatee River, with access to boat ramp at end of street. $74,500 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED 2BR/2BA/2CG condo in the preferred retirement community of Sun City Center. Two master suites, remodeled garage! Convenient location too. Asking only $115,000 Call to see today. CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 813-645-1540. Celebrating 90 years!

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www.ObserverNews.netJanuary 16, 2014 Volume 57 Number 52THE OBSERVER NEWS LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 32-35PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8Nellie, a sweet tabby cat, is looking for a forever home. See Nellie and many other adoptable pets at C.A.R.E. page 18. Warren Resen has been on the road again. This time visiting historic San Francisco and the Presidio. See page 5. Revolution Ice Cream Company is truly revolutionary for more reasons than one By %  PENNY FLETCHER Penny@observernews.netGetting fired was the best thing that could have happened to Bill Workman last year. Up until then, he had been working all day at a job he was no longer happy with, and staying up all night developing new flavors of ice cream that friends and neighbors said were out of this world flavors like chocolate habaero and curried coconut. He also makes flavors that include other foods, like banana pudding and bacon. Yes, bacon. Its called Porkys Delight Bacon Brittle. Bill happens to have very eclectic tastes, both in the flavors he creates and the ambiance of his store. This, however, is partially due to his wife Leslee, who comes from the fourth generation of a Tampa family, many of whom have been what Bill describes as very artsy.New and expanding South County businesses will soon get tax breaksBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netBusinesses in three areas of South County will find themselves in a better tax position by the end of this month. County Commissioners voted in December to ask the State of Floridas Department of Economic Opportunity Office to add portions of Gibsonton, Riverview and Palm River to the list of State Enterprise Zones, and the State has already told the county to expect approval by the end of the month. This means that new or expanding businesses in those areas will be eligible for State tax credits in hopes of boosting the local economies. The areas were chosen because they meet the states misery index statistics, with poverty rates of more than 20 percent, and have more than 30 percent of the employees from those businesses living within that area as well. To be considered, the area must also have an unemployment rate of more than 8.9 percent and be in what the state calls general distress. General distress, according to Lynn Schultz, business consultant for the countys Economic Development Department, means that the area includes problems like poor drainage, high crime, abandoned buildings, and deteriorated roads. At this time, Hillsborough County has only 3.1 miles of Enterprise Zones, which were created to increase business, which then improves the economy within the depressed areas. This figure does not include the City of Tampa, which is counted separately. Once approved by the State, Continued on page 2X PENNY FLETCHER PHOTORevolution Ice Cream Company owner and flavor mixer Bill Workman, left, serves a customer one of his unique ice cream combinations.Walking into the store is like walking into another world. Set back in a plaza at 220 W. Brandon Blvd. (SR 60) between Kings and Parsons Avenues, you wouldnt think hed have much of a clientele. But the place stays Continued on page 13X Local charities the winner at Gibsonton Showmens CircusBy %  KeEVInN BrRADyY kevin@observernews.netSeated just a few feet from the fire-breathing Human Volcano and acrobats who seemed to defy gravity at times, children cheered, gasped and laughed in equal measure, but local charities were the real winners at the International Showmens Association Charity Circus. Now in its 30th year, the charity circus, staged at the associations Gibsonton headquarters, drew around 2,000 visitors for three Jan. 11 shows staged under an intimate big top, where even those in the back row could see the sweat beads on the jugglers forehead as he balanced atop a ladder while tossing clubs in the air. Its always something we have done as our way of giving back to the community, said Lee Continued on page 19X Lamount The Human Volcano was among 14 performers who volunteered their time for the show.KEVIN BRADY PPHOTOSHundreds packed under the big top for the charity circus show in Gibsonton.

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2 JANUARY 16, 2014 Temple Veil plays free concertTemple Veil, an acoustic duo with a raw, real style, will be performing Sunday, Jan. 19 at South Bay Church at 6 p.m. The concert is free and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. When not touring the nation, Temple Veil calls South Bay Church and Riverview home. This group is a tale of two opposites, a duo of individuality functioning in harmony. DeRock, a Texas native, was raised amid the metropolis of DallasFort Worth in the heart of urban culture where big city, soul, and the dirty south collide. Brysson, on the other hand, grew up on a and the nations largest Amish population. The one thing that unites these two individuals above all differences is their love for God, people, and music and their passion to bring all these together. For more information visit www.SouthBay.cc or call 813-677-0721. The church is located at 13498 U.S. 301 South, Riverview. Hillsborough County will have 15.6 square miles where new and expanding businesses get tax credits on a State level. The State has already told us to expect the letter of approval by the end of January, Schultz said. The City of Tampa has 19 square miles of Enterprise Zone land, but that is not counted with the county, which according to State charts (even including Tampa) has the lowest number of square miles in Florida in these special zones. Miami/Dade County currently tops the list with almost 52 square miles of Enterprise Zones. Prior to the Commissioners vote in December, five public meetings were conducted in the potential zone areas to provide information on the expansion efforts as well as the benefits to their communities.  Expanding the existing Enterprise Zone is a true benefit to our residents and business owners located within the designated areas, Schultz said. They will have the opportunity to utilize much-needed incentives to help in the growth of their businesses as well as employ residents located in these communities.Once in the zone, new and expanding businesses there will be eligible for a job tax credit of 20 percent on wages paid to workers who live in the zone and 30 percent if more than 20 percent of its employees live within the zone; building materials will be eligible for up to $5,000 in the form of a sales tax refund, or up to $10,000 if 20 percent if more of its employees live within the zone. There will also be a business equipment sales tax refund as well as a property tax credit against the Tax cuts for South County businessesX Florida corporate income tax. This credit will be equal to the property tax the new or expanding business pays the county up to $50,000 a year. Commissioner Sandra Murman, who represents District IV, which includes South County, presented the original request to the Department of Economic Development to consider the addition of the areas to the Enterprise Zones.Holiday Mail For Heroes a successDrs. Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman, Varga, Halcomb D.D.S. and staff would like to thank their patients and members of the Sun City Center and Ruskin communities who helped them achieve their goal for Holiday Mail for Heroes. Over 1,300 holiday cards were collected and sent to service members, their families and veterans all over the world. Since 2010 over 3,500 cards have been collected. Their office is located at 703 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center.

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Call Kelly today at (813) 410-3137JANUARY SPECIAL By %  CAROL MacALISTER carol@observernews.netWhat was your worst kitchen disaster? The first time I made pancakes, laughs Cris Blauveldt, the younglooking 49-year-old who is head chef at Old Castle Restaurant in Sun City Center. Cris started there just after it opened seven years ago; three years ago he took over FOOD FOR THOUGHTWhat the chef has under his hat at Old Castle Restaurantthe kitchen. Pancakes were supposed to be so easy, so it was the first thing I tried to cook as a kid, but I didnt know that the pan has to be hot before you add the batter. The pancakes came out rubbery, but I didnt know why. And youve learned a lot since then? I kept trying, that was the important thing. I didnt say, Oh, I cant do this. Cris is obviously someone who can persevere, so the next question was a slam-dunk. Whats the best quality somebody has to have to be a good chef? Patience! You have to make a dish the way you want to make it, but not everybodys going to enjoy it. So you have to adapt what youre doing so that you satisfy your need to do it right but also please the customers. Its a fine line. Just because I made it right doesnt mean its going to be good. Some people will never care for it, and youve just got to accept that. When did you know you wanted to be a chef? When I was a kid, I loved being in the kitchen when my mother and grandmother were cooking. Then in high school, I studied Food Service, graduated with a degree, and Ive been in Food Service my whole life. What do you cook that you learned from your mother and grandmother? Sauerkraut and red cabbage. Criss ancestors were from BadenBaden, Germany. I grew up on German food. Have you always worked in German restaurants? Cris laughs again. Oh, no. At the beginning I worked in pizza places. One of them, in Syracuse [NY] offered seafood fresh seafood, crab legs, clams every way you could imagine, swordfish right out of the basket. I was into food and variety and I loved it. If you had to cook a nice meal in 30 minutes, what would it be? Probably our schnitzel with spaetzle and cabbage. In only a half hour? Oh yeah, Ive got it down to a science. What would you say is the best thing you make? Well, not here [at Old Castle] but Id say my calzones. I love them and I make them pretty good. And pizzas, I love to make pizzas. What about when other people cook for you? Do they feel pressure because youre a chef? No, they just like to show me what they like to make. I like to eat, so Im not hard to please. And Im usually hanging out with chefs or with people who like to cook. A lot of what a chef does is buying the best possible ingredients. How do you choose your suppliers? We have to have consistency and quality, so thats how we choose suppliers. When customers come to the restaurant, they want to get the same meal each time they order it; our food shouldnt vary at all. So we have to have the right stuff all the time. What about coming up with new things youd like to add to the menu? Oh sure, Ill take the ingredients and play with them in the kitchen. But were a German restaurant, so I cant just add anything to the menu. But the owner and I do compromise, and sometimes shell put specials on the board. Whats the latest one? Our beef roast with carrots and onions and potatoes, instead of regular sauerbraten. Is there an unusual ingredient that you like to use? Probably nutmeg. The Germans use it in a lot of foods, particularly potatoes and breads. And it does bring out an interesting flavor in things. Have the tastes of customers changed during your career? When I was a kid, nobody ate chicken wings, they were scraps. Now you cant go anywhere where theyre not serving chicken wings! So its a trend thats been popular for 25 years and we used to throw them away! If someone cant afford to go to culinary school, whats the best way to become a chef? Keep putting out applications. Start at the bottom, dishwasher or prep cook. Just get in there and keep asking to help; if they see that youre interested, theyll put you to work. But you have to have the drive and really want to do it, and accept that its hard. Do you have a recipe youd be willing to share? Ironically, considering his childhood cooking fiasco, Cris offers a brief synopsis of how to make pancakes potato pancakes. I cant tell you the seasonings, but basically its potatoes, eggs, milk and flour. Mix it until its the consistency of oatmeal. Then you fry it.Chef Cris Blauveldt of Old Castle Restaurant in Sun City Center gives insight into whats cooking in the South Shore area.CAROL MACALISTER PHOTO

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Award-Winning Newspapers There are certain times and/ or conditions that cause many people to be depressed. Following events such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, anniversaries or birthdays, most people will sense a letdown that may result in some form of depression. For most of us, the depression caused by this type of event will be slight but for some, it will be dramatic and they may need professional help. Other depression-causing events are weather, divorce, job loss, failures at school and the list goes on. Truth is, depressing events are normal in life and it is up to us to decide how to handle them. Remember that you are the master of your fate; how you react to what happens is the deciding factor in how you live out the rest of life. Here are some ideas on how to fight depression, or perhaps heading it off before it gets started: holiday depression is to plan a full schedule for that period. My grandmother always was depressed after we left from our holiday visits to her. She had looked forward to the visits and they just passed too quickly. Fact was, she had too much time after we left with nothing to stop her from thinking about our leaving. One year I called several of her friends and suggested that they call and invite my grandmother to lunch or create some other diversion for the day after we change the mood of our visits. Do you know people who need you to call them for lunch, a walk or a cup of coffee? Maybe you need to take that action for yourself. Dont be alone. Brooding just turns the mind darker. Plan some event that you can look forward to and then do it. many people. They see a birthday as a sign they are getting older. I suggest that if a birthday is depressing to you, you look at it as a sign you are still alive. Take advantage of the new year that has been given to you by shedding the past and making a new start into the future. If it is your birthday, treat yourself to something nice. If it is not, but you know someone who is having trouble growing older, do something to brighten his or her card or even a phone call of congratulations can brighten someones day. Two years ago I sent a birthday card to a friend and it wasnt until recently that I found out how much that card meant. It was the only one he it is fun to tease people about being over the hill, but be sure that they really know you are teasing and do not carry it too far. They just might believe you and quit living. exhilarator or depressor. On those days when the sky is blue and the air is gently brisk, most of us feel great; but let the clouds form and our spirits can fall with the barometer. In the winter and especially the period of January through March when clinical depression (especially in the northern latitudes) is the highest, try to get as much sunlight as possible and refrain from those things that play on our negative negative influence is politically slanted media. I felt great the other day and decided to take a walk and listen to my portable radio. I was totally depressed within 15 minutes of listening to one nationally syndicated talk turn on all the lights, play some good music, and unless you have a medical condition that would prevent you from doing it, eat some chocolate. I have friends who believe chocolate is a wonder drug. Depression is self-feeding and can continue to thrive if you do not take control. People have lost jobs, got divorced, or failed a course before and survived. The reason they survived is they refused to let depression govern their attitudes. Every day has the potential to be a great day but great days dont just come; they are made. Get busy making one for yourself or someone you love.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interview-format 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 : 813-641-0816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www. billhodges.comPositive Talk: Bouncing back Much is closed on MLK DayThe majority of Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Closed facilities include the administrative offices of county government, all libraries, recreation centers, Head Start/Early Head Start centers, and senior centers and nutrition sites. Collection of garbage, recyclables and yard waste will continue on a normal Monday schedule in the unincorporated Hillsborough County posal facilities will also be open. Regional parks will be open. Free disaster volunteer training offered by Salvation Army who wish to volunteer during emer gency disaster responses will be ofhalf-day sessions on Friday, Jan. 31 (5:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 1 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). The course is an introduction to Canteen (mobile kitchen) operations, and it is open to those 18 years and over interested in volunteering disaster response. Emergency Disaster Services. The course provides an overview on mass feeding. Participants will learn what it means to serve on a mobile kitchen and the essentials of safe and sanitary food preparation. This course incorporates ServSafe food safety standards. Training is free but pre-registration is required by email to jennifer_ dodd@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 5 Purse Repairs & Alterations such as handle shortening and replacements (across from Bank of America) FREE Lunch / Dinner Seminar** Learn about Spinal Decompression What causes neck, back and knee discomfort? Why many treatments dont work. What treatments are most effective? What if surgery didnt help? Is there anything that can help? What does Spinal Decompression help? Degenerative discs Sciatica Upper Back Symptoms Arthritis of the Spine Herniated Discs Shoulder/Arm Issues 813-684-8041807 S. Parsons Ave. Brandon, FL 33511 Medicare and Most Insurances Accepted SUN CITY CENTERSandpiper GrilleBRANDONGolden Corral**First time attendees onlyLimited SeatingThe patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, exam or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. With this ad. New patients only, if clinically necessary. Medicare not eligible.Open: Monday Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Must Call for a Reservation Your RSVP Code is: SC0-1 FREE Low-E AND Glass Up gra de on Simonton Wi ndows foryour House or Patio FREE A rgon FREE Wi ndow Cl eaning 649-1599 www.BRATESALUMINUM.com Gas Up gradeCall For A FREE Estimate....FREE Window Upgrades!mention this AD at time of estimate TECO Rebates! By %  WARREN RESEN, member North JEANNE OCoONNoOR PHoOTo OSMany view San Francisco as the mythical city of Oz. They picture fog rolling in from the Pacific, embracing the Golden Gate Bridge (its actually orange) while in their heads the voice of Tony Bennett sings endlessly about leaving his heart there. Union Square is the center of this universe. Fishermans Wharf is famous world-wide and with so many diverse restaurants, San Francisco is nirvana for gourmands and gluttons. The citys excellent surface transportation allows visitors to park their cars and forget them during their visit, something you really want to do when touring a city where traffic is a bear. Those spectacular movie car chases are a Hollywood fantasy, all but impossible on the crowded streets. Open-top double-decker tour buses offer unparalleled views of Chinatown, HaightAshberry (the center of the make love, not war era of the s), crooked Lombard Street, and so much more. These hop-on/hop-off tour buses give riders the flexibility to set their own schedules. Visitors learn that the famous cable cars are actually used by locals going about their daily lives and are not just operated for the amusement of tourists. Getting back to that famous San Francisco fog during my first trip to the city, I went to dinner just a few blocks from my hotel. It was a balmy August evening and lightweight summer clothing was the order of the day. While dining, the fog moved in. When leaving the restaurant, I discovered the weather had turned from balmy summer to cold, raw winter in the blink of an eye. It was a very quick trip back to my room and was the coldest summer evening I have ever experienced. One of the newest attractions is An oasis in the center of a bustling city Americas Cup contestants in San Francisco Bay with the famous Alcatraz Island in the background.the ferry ride to, and tour of, Alcatraz Island. It is also one of the most difficult tickets to get. If this is on your schedule, book days or weeks ahead or get to the ticket booth in the morning before it opens and hope for a cancellation. Something else visitors should be aware of: there is a toll charged to cross the Golden Gate Bridge from north to south and it MUST be prepaid. They do not take cash. Check the Internet for the regulations. If you are traveling south to north, congratulations, youve X

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JANUARY 16, 2014 OBSERVER NEWS 7 South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Monday Karaoke for Elks and guests, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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 from 5 to 7 p.m. 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. $8. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $8 per person. Menu: Baked Chicken with all the trimmings, 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. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedeBay: Helpful Tips Thursday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. Topics include bidding, proxy bidding and My eBay. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. eBay: Selling Tips Thursday, Jan. 16 at 3:45 p.m. Topics include selling, fees, listing types, pricing and research. eBay account required and basic mouse/keyboarding skills are recommended. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on personal computers, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. Computer Tutor Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email, and the Internet. Seating limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the program start. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Teen Game Zone Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Teen gamers come join us as we plug our Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation into our large projector screens for two hours of gaming. Bedtime Stories Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities, and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the Librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. I Spy Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join us as we celebrate National Puzzle Day. Can you solve the puzzles? Visit different stations and see how many you can complete. Various books of puzzles will be given away as door prizes. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 10:05 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 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, Jan. 21 at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 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. 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 @ 813-634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com Sixty large Santa bags were delivered to A Kids Place by Gleaner Life Insurance Society members Beverly Hiller, Mary Dozier, A Kids Place employee Jim Hiller, Linda Raymond, Jim Raymond and Santiago Fonseca in the back row.Gleaners Arbors members bring Christmas to youngstersThe Gleaner Life Insurance Societys Bay Area Arbor and its members are known for being generous and kind hearted. Each Christmas the members band together and purchase gifts for nearly 90 children in the Southeast Hillsborough area. As in past years, children from A Kids Place in Brandon and the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin provide Christmas wish lists to the Arbors leadership. There are 60 children living in A Kids Place in Brandon, a facility in the foster care system, while 26 of the children from the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin reside with their mothers. The Mary & Martha House provides support for abused and homeless women and children in Hillsborough County. The Bay Area Arbor works to fulfill every childs wishes in addition to purchasing them necessary items of clothing. Children in the foster care system are frequently split up from their siblings. A Kids Place, however, keeps all the children together and works to create a stable family life atmosphere. While most of their needs are taken care of, Christmas would be dismal if it were not for volunteers who work to make the children feel loved and special. The mothers at the Mary & Martha House are working to become self-sufficient and struggle with finding enough money to enjoy Christmas with their children. Again, Arbor members step in and fulfill the wishes of the children; plus, they provide a special gift to each mom. The Gleaner Life Insurance Society funds the charitable activities of the Bay Area Arbor. The Gleaner Life Insurance Society works to improve communities by rewarding its Arbors with funds when acts of kindness are reported. This money is then put to work where the members believe it is most needed. People interested in becoming involved can access the Gleaner homepage at www.Gleanerlife. org. Click the Gleaner Arbors tab, drop down to Find an Arbor, click, and enter your zip code on the pop-up window. The closest Arbors will come up with the appropriate contact phone numbers.Reflux 101 is topic at seminarSouth Bay Hospital will host a free health education seminar, Reflux 101. At noon on Thursday, Jan. 23, Dr. Ashok Dhaduvai will discuss the causes, symptoms and cures of gastroesophageal reflux disease. The seminar will take place at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 West Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Lunch will be provided and participants must call 1-888-685-1595 to register. For more information on this event, call 813-634-0496.Annual Flan Fest arrives Feb. 22The 11th annual flan bake-off, with 40 contestants competing for the title of Top Flan in Tampa Bay, arrives Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the only Flan Fest event in the world, this culinary competition will also include live entertainment, shopping, food, flan sampling and a flan-eating contest. The event takes place at Ybor City Saturday Market in Centennial Park, corner of 8th Avenue and 19th Street. Judges of the flan bake-off will select winners in both traditional and non-traditional (chocolate, strawberry, etc.) categories. Cash prizes, judging slot for 2014 and, of course, bragging rights will be awarded to the two winners in each category. Two cash prizes will also be awarded in the presentation/appearance category. Entry space is still available. Email ybor market@yahoo.com or call 813-241-2442 for details. Flan Fest is held in conjunction with Fiesta Day, which is Ybor Citys official day of celebration of its ethnic heritage and culture. The day will offer many flavorful things to do throughout Ybor City shopping, ethnic foods, multicultural events, entertainment and exhibits. Flan Fest is hosted by the Ybor City Saturday Market as a fundraiser supporting the nonprofit organization. Title sponsors include InfoMas and Bright House Networks. Additional sponsors include HART, Hillsborough County and City of Tampa. Mary Todd Lincoln Comes Alive Everyone knows all about Abraham Lincoln, but few people know much about the controversial woman who was at his side through his happiest and his darkest days. The play Whatever Became of Mary Lincoln? traces the life of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln from her unhappy childhood in Lexington, Kentucky, through her years as a young socialite, wife and mother in Springfield, Illinois, to her frantic and tragic years in the White House and her subsequent incarceration for lunacy. This drama, written and performed by Carlyn Laurent, is scheduled for two performances at the Rollins Theater in Sun City Center. Carlyn grew up in Springfield, Illinois, where she first acquired an interest in Mary Lincoln and a love of acting. From playing Anne Frank and Peter Pan in her younger years, she went on to award-winning roles and directorial duties. The play will be performed on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the SCC Atrium Kiosk, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, or by credit card at 813-400-7803. Really, my dear, when it comes to finding a professional, there is no substitute for our Business & Trade section. Its elementary! page 34THE OBSERVER NEWS210 Woodland Estates Ave.813-645-3111call today to advertise your business is over!Your Youris over! SEARCH

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8 JANUARY 16, 2014 Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinPlease call for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2Saturday isSteak Nightat Cypress Creek 6oz Filet of Beef Tenderloin w/ Barnaise Sauce .................................. $19.95 10oz Prime Rib of Beef w/ Horseradish Sauce & Savory Aujus ............ $15.95 From our Jim Beam Grill Each steak grilled to your desired tempature then brushed with our signature Jim Beam Honey glaze. 14oz T-Bone Steak .................................................................................. $18.95 12oz New York Strip ............................................................................... $16.95 10oz Delmonico ...................................................................................... $17.95 8oz Ribeye ............................................................................................... $16.95 Grilled Shrimp Kabob brushed with our own Mango Jim Beam Honey glaze served over rice pilaf .............................................................................. $15.95 6oz Filet of Beef Tenderloin w/ Barnaise Sauce ..................................$19.95 10oz Prime Rib of Beef w/ Horseradish Sauce & Savory Aujus ............$15.95 From our Jim Beam Grill Each steak grilled to your desired temperature then brushed with our signature Jim Beam Honey glaze. 14oz T-Bone Steak ..................................................................................$18.95 12oz New York Strip ...............................................................................$16.95 10oz Delmonico ......................................................................................$17.95 8oz Ribeye ...............................................................................................$16.95 Grilled Shrimp Kabob brushed with our own Mango Jim Beam Honey glaze served over rice pilaf ..............................................................................$15.95LUNCH: Tues. Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 to 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.All entrees served with vegetables Du Jour and your choice of side All items come with House Salad or Cup of Soup Choose from:1/4 Lb. Cheeseburger with French Fries or 1. Sweet Potato Fries Hot Dog Basket with Fries and Slaw 2. Fried Fish Sandwich with Fries and Slaw 3. Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Fries or 4. Sweet Potato Fries Open Face Roast Beef Sandwich with 5. Mashed Potatoes and Brown Gravy Teriyaki Chicken Wrap with French Fries or 6. Sweet Potato Fries Grilled Ham and Cheese with 7. CUP OF SOUP BOWL 8. of Soup and Garden Salad 8 lunch items for$8 each(plus tax)Includes Coffee or Tea(Soda is regular menu price) Wee Artists converge on SouthShore LibraryLocal artists from age three to six gathered at the SouthShore Regional Library last Saturday to participate in the Wee Artists program. Led by artist and art instructor Tim Gibbons, the free program was well attended and very much enjoyed. Parents and grandparents guided the children through the process of making a tissue paper sun catcher. Everyone left the 45-minute session with their project in hand and a smile on their face. Many more projects for children are offered at the local library. See page 7 for a current listing.CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOSHannah Simmons, 6, shows her work-in-progress sun catcher. Emma Hartzog, 2-1/2 years old, seemed like an expert with the glue. Artist/art instructor Tim Gibbons cuts yarn to accent the bottom edge of the sun catchers.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 9 HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH GREAT HALL 1501 La Jolla Avenue, SCC (813) 634-8607FREE CATALOGwith full details for the courses available at college SPRING 2014 SESSIONFebruary 17 through March 27The Spring Session consists of (6) 90-minute classes: The cost is $25 for a six-week session. Walk-ins welcome in unlimited classes for $5 per class. All seminars are $5 per class, no registrationEARLY REGISTRATION ONLINE: ATwww.4lifelearning.org Mid-January thru Registration day. PayPal available for unlimited classes by credit cards only.Please note: there is a $1 handling fee charged for each class using this method. LATE REGISTRATIONTRIPS AND TOURSFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $42 Lunch at Columbia Restaurant in Ybor CityFRIDAY, MARCH 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Historical River Cruise Bradenton $69 Lunch at Pier 22 Restaurant on the Manatee RiverFRIDAY, MARCH 8 a.m. 4 p.m.$27 Lunch will be on your own.FRIDAY, MARCH 9 a.m. 4:00 p.m.$48 A thirty minute carillon concert with box lunch included.THURSDAY, MARCH 4:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.Manatee Performing Arts Center Dinner Theater Man of La $75 Dinner catered by the Pier 22 Restaurant. MONDAYS 8:30 10:00 Lets Go Cruising 8:30 10:00 Flower Arranging* 4 WEEKS: 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10 10:30 Noon Music Fundamentals* 10:30 Noon Qi Gong 10:30 Noon Sign Language-Beginning 10:30 Noon Words We Use 10:30 Noon US Civil War 1:00 2:30 Android Tablets and Smartphones* 1:00 2:30 Sign Language-Advanced 1:00 3:30 Living Healthy* FREE CLASS 1:00 2:30 Antiques/Collectibles* 3:00 4:30 Cooking Comfort Foods* 3:00 4:30 Ancient Rome The End of the Republic 1:30 2:15 Basic Dog Training* TUESDAYS 8:30 10:00 Intriguing Home Computer Applications* 8:30 10:00 Memory Techniques 10:30 Noon Take Better Pictures* 10:30 Noon Whats God Got To Do With It? 10:30 Noon Coping Skills, Anger Mgmt & Healthy Retirement 10:30 Noon Jazz The Swing Era 1:00 2:30 Doodling For Fun 1:00 3:00 Organize Your Computer 1:00 2:30 Economics Of A Free Society 3:00 4:30 Astrology & Horoscopes 3:00 4:30 Buddhism/Meditation* WEDNESDAYS 8:30 10:00 Interior Design 10:30 Noon Astronomy for Beginners* 10:00 Noon Tampa General Health Series 10:30 Noon Intro to Metaphysics 10:30 Noon Economics of Modern Investing 1:00 2:30 Sudoku For Fun 1:00 2:30 Essential Feng Shui 1:00 2:30 Shakespeare 1:00 2:30 Jewelry Basics How to Buy/Sell* 3:00 4:30 Historys Unexpected Outcomes 3:00 4:30 Jewelry Advanced* THURSDAYS 8:30 10:00 Intimacy Should Be Fun! 1 DAY ONLY: 2/20 8:30 10:00 Summer Olympics* 10:30 Noon Islam: Past, Present and Future 10:30 Noon If You Like Book Talks* 10:30 Noon Ancient Middle East Greece, Persia and Rome 1:00 2:30 Probate/Wills/Trusts 5 WEEKS: 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 1:00 2:30 iPads For Fun 1:00 2:30 Hypnosis* 3:00 4:30 Diabetes Self-Management Education* FREE CLASSOPEN REGISTRATIONWednesday, January 22 in the Great Hall of United Community Church. Use the West Portico Entrance. Hours are 9:00 Noon Adult Education Classes. These are non-credit courses with no previous education needed. Classes are open to everyone in the entire community & surrounding areas.*Limited enrollment courses do not permit walk-ins unless noted. You must wait and sign up on Jan. 22 or later. GIFT CERTIFICATES will be available for purchase on Registration Day Jan. 22 and in the College Ofce thereafter. A gift certicate is a perfect gift to give a friend, a relative, your spouse, or as a welcome to the neighborhood gift for new neighbors! A gift certicate is also a great way to say thank you too! Give the gift of fun and learning one size ts all! The price for one certicate/ course is $25 and the recipient can select the course they wish to take. There is no limit to the number of gift certicates one may purchase. The gift certicate will be valid for one year from date of purchase. PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE NOT VALID FOR TRIPS, ONLY COURSES. Annettes Beauty SalonFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)Golf Cart Accessible Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.634-5422Miriam AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary seeking new members The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75, which operates in the Ruskin and Apollo Beach area, is looking for new members. If you are interested in boating safety and assisting the Coast Guard in its mission of teaching owners of small craft about safety requirements and navigation skills, this is the organization for you. Membership is open to men and women, 17 years old or older, and U.S. citizens of all states and territories. They welcome civilians or active duty or former members of any of the uniformed services and their Reserve components, including the Coast Guard. The Auxiliarys primary mission is educating the public about boating safety. The Auxiliary operates safety and regatta patrols, and is an integral part of the Coast Guard Search and Rescue Team. Auxiliaries also stand communication watches, assist during mobilization exercises, and perform harbor and pollution patrols. Facility (radio station, boat or aircraft) ownership is desirable but not mandatory. For more information about becoming a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, contact Judith Clapp at 813-633-5416 or email sccjudy@msn.com.SouthShore Arts Council meets Jan. 30The Annual Membership Meeting for the SouthShore Arts Council will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 in the clubhouse at MiraBay in Apollo Beach. The council will be hosting the Second Annual Peoples Choice Award, and participation is open to all members. The meeting is open to the public.IAAP to meet Jan. 16The monthly business meeting of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, City Center Chapter, will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Tampa Club, 101 East Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. The program is entitled Managing a Multigenerational Workforce. The cost is $17 per person and $2 for parking, with validation. An RSVP is required. Respond to treasurer@iaap-citycenter.org.Adventure film is featured at Eagle Audubon meetingThe Eagle Audubon Society of Kings Point kicks off its 31st Annual Adventure Film Series with the showing of Corsica and the Rivieras, narrated by award-winning photojournalist, Stan Walsh. Enjoy the visual journey from Napoleons home to the mainland of an extended Riviera from Cannes in France to the Cinque Terre of Italy. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in the Kings Point Clubhouse Borini Theater, 1900 Clubhouse Dr. Open to the public, tickets are $8 per person and may be purchased at the Kings Point Clubhouse Box Office weekdays or at the door just prior to the showing. For series information, call 813-634-9229.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 11 7 things you must know before putting your home up for saleHillsborough County A new report has just been released which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home, and a 9 Step System that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money. This industry report shows clearly how the traditional ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in todays market. The fact of the matter is that fully three quarters of homesellers dont get what they want for their homes and become disillusioned and worse nancially disadvantaged when they put their homes on the market. As this report uncovers, most homesellers make 7 deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars. The good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled The 9 Step System to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1-800665-3797 and enter 1000. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to nd out how you can get the most money for your home.This report is courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Kathy Farrell. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2014 PAID ADVERTISEMENT PAID ADVERTISEMENT Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Introduce your new dog to a routine as soon as possible. Dogs thrive on order, and knowing what is expected of him will make your dogs entry into your life easier. Establish a set place and time for feeding, walks, rest, play and bedtime. Schedule aFREE Hearing Check-up!60-Day TrialRestrictions apply, call for details. Trade-in Oer *$400 o each hearing aid. Valid on Siemens 3mi, 5mi, 7mi aids only. Not valid with any other oer or discount.your next purchase.*$800 OFF 2014 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. www.hearusa.com New Year, New You.Hear Better and Feel Younger This year, enjoy clear conversations again with the most advanced digital hearing aids. Call now for a FREE Demonstration! For people who want to hear better. Total Experience hearing check-up. Total Selection selection of advanced hearing Total Technology a look inside your ear to determine if you have ear wax. FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY Call Toll Free: 855.289.7725 131101 HearUSA January Ad_Observer News Group_10x7.5 to run 1-16_01.indd 1 1/7/14 4:00 PM Business slow? Advertise in The ObserverWe cover south Hillsborough County with a circulation of 48,000 papers every week! We offer many options in every price range...from classified ads to full pages. Call 813-645-3111 and ask to speak to an advertising representative today. For more information visit us on the web at www.ObserverNews.netBe sure to search our classified section starting on page 32. Have something to announce yourself?Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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12 JANUARY 16,2014 Ribbon-cutting held for Diaz Thrift ShopOn Jan. 8, the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for Diaz Thrift Shop, located at 6030 Hwy 41 in the Apollo Beach shopping plaza in Apollo Beach. The store features gently used items. By DR. GARY WELTON For many years, on Jan. 1, I resolved to practice a more active and healthy lifestyle; instead, I experienced consistent failure. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 20 to 60 minutes of continuous aerobic activity (biking, walking, jogging, dancing, swimming) three to five times a week, at 60 to 90 percent of maximum heart rate. I have a busy life with many and varied responsibilities. I never made it out of January with that resolution. The surgeon generals report on physical activity and health recommends that all adults should accumulate 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most, if not all, days of the week. Unfortunately, I have a sedentary job: reading, teaching, advising, and preparing reports. I never made it out of February with that resolution. The National Institutes of Health suggests that even 10 minutes at a time is fine. The key is to find the right exercise for you. It should be fun and should match your abilities. Except I dont have that many physical abilities, and for me, exercise is not fun. Nevertheless, this suggestion includes a perspective that I appreciate. Even though 20, 30, or 60 minutes would be better, something is better than nothing. Even 10 minutes is more than I used to do. Increased activity became a sustainable goal for me when I adopted the following perspective: Exercise can be of three forms. In the first form, some exercise is indeed fun. Some joggers tell me that jogging is fun for them. I accept their contention as true (though with some doubt), as long as they are willing to accept my contention that it is not fun for me. On the other hand, volleyball is my true passion. It is the one (and only) sport in which I am competitive, and that remains true in my mid-50s. But, I understand that volleyball might not be fun for everyone. The limitation with volleyball is that it requires a critical mass of likeminded and skilled competitors (but not too many). Then again, get one or two players on the court who confuse volleyball with dodge ball, and the enjoyment quickly abates. Sometimes, on really good days, I can clock hours of fun physical activity, but most days, not so much. In the second form, some physical activity is productive. Although I do not enjoy jogging or walking in circles, some treks are productive, as I complete errands around town or use the stairs. Although I dont enjoy raking leaves from my yard, it is a productive activity, as I recover my lawn from the 6-inch carpet of leaves. I seem to lose more weight in October and November than during any other time of the year. If exercise cannot always be fun, then it should be productive (which is one of the reasons why I still choose to shovel snow from my drive, rather than using a snow blower). Most days in my hectic life, however, there are no obvious opportunities for either enjoyable or productive exercise. In the third form, exercise ought to be quick. If I cant do something fun, and no active duty forces my hand, then I need a quick option in order to establish a sustainable exercise program. For me, that looks like sit ups first thing in Another New Years resolution? Exercise: Fun, productive or quickyour choicethe morning. Once getting out of bed, I accomplish my 10 minutes of active exercise. For me, the sit ups are boring, but the process is very quick. My waist size is still the same, without that spare tire look. If you make resolutions that require a complete change in your lifestyle, it is unlikely that you will make much headway. On the other hand, focus on a sustainable change. How can you establish a new habit now, rather than waiting for health problems to force your hand? The key is a sustainable manageable program. When you can, enjoy your exercise. Or, at least accomplish something productive. When neither of these is available, just be quick. Im now starting year four. May your resolution be just as successful. Dr. Gary L. Welton is assistant dean for institutional assessment, professor of psychology at Grove City College, and a contributor to The Center for Vision & Values. He is a recipient of a major research grant from the Templeton Foundation to investigate positive youth development. 2013 by The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. The views and opinions expressed herein may, but do not necessarily, reflect the views of Grove City College. Garrett Bosarge, left, incoming President of the South Shore Democratic Club, is congratulated by outgoing President Robert Price.South Shore Dems elected new officersThe South Shore Democratic Club recently voted for their 2014 Board of Directors. The 2014 Board consists of: President Garrett Bosarge; Vice President Susan Vogt; Corresponding Secretary Ernie Ciarrocchi; Recording Secretary Patricia Viamonte; Treasurer Adriane Lunny; Director of Programs Arnie Frigeri; Director of Legislation Robert Price; Director of Membership Lyn Safian; Director of Publicity Gina Hebert; Directors at Large Sandy Miller, Tony ORiley, Pat Diehl and Mary Duncan. The South Shore Democratic Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month. Tampa Port Authority extends free parking at Channelside Bay PlazaThe Tampa Port Authority is starting 2014 off with a perk for patrons of Tampas Channel District, when visiting restaurants and other businesses at Channelside Bay Plaza. The port authority will continue to provide free parking at the surface parking lot, to the west of the complex on Garrison Street, through March 30, 2014. The free parking will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the exception of evenings designated as event nights. Overnight parking will continue to be prohibited. Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit Channelside and enjoy its retail shops and restaurants. Offering free parking has had a beneficial impact on the community and businesses within the area. We have heard from the tenants and customers at Channelside and, due to popular demand, we are excited to continue to offer free parking to the community and to see the positive effects this will have on the businesses at Channelside, said Paul Anderson, port president and CEO. This is our way to thank customers for supporting the fine establishments at Channelside, and we look forward to welcoming them back throughout the new year. Terrific Kids at Corr Elementary SchoolThis months Terrific Kids were recognized for their outstanding quality of friendship. They are: Pre-K Oscar Alvarado-Martinez and Heaven Carter; Kindergarten Madalynn Nunn, Camilla Haerther, Ethan Stevens, Hannah Watt, Julius Toro, Dasjiah Poitier, Breanne Clark and Ashley Lopez; 1st Grade Bree White, Rakiya Roseboro, Armando Ferretiz, Haylie Clothier, Jakyla Mendoza, Jaylyn Polanco, Brody Melendez, and Martin Leon; 2nd Grade Douglas Suzukovich, Lia Muniz, Angelise Rosello, Itzyana Medina-Pineda, Yaya Lemus, Jennifer Robinson and Sarah OSullivan; 3rd Grade Sochi Maduagwu, Jonathan Connelly, Carlos Guzman, Freddy Carlson, Makaila Bowie, James Rush, Emmalee Mikulis and Ayahna Faulk; 4th Grade Jamal Gaston, Kaleb Freel, Evan Stokes, Nala Melendez and Jaylen Rodriguez; 5th Grade Samantha Withers, Maya Belot, Giselle Lopez, Jocelynn Medina, Yessenia Williams and Kyarelise Colon.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 13so packed sometimes that he still stays up making his ice cream all night, although he has graduated from the original Cuisinart ice cream maker that put out three pints at a time to a restaurant-size ice cream maker from which he gets five-gallon batches. I finally quit my job and had what I thought was going to be a soft opening so I told people I would be giving away all the ice cream the first four days, he said. It didnt happen that way. Instead, he had more than 650 people in the first four days, without doing any formal advertising at all, just word of mouth and Facebook. Then he held a Grand Opening in April where more than 1,000 attended. It was crazy all summer, he said. I listed it as a free event online and Twitter and started making ice cream all night again. It was insane trying to keep up with it. By this time, he and Leslee were laughing because originally she had asked him if he thought he could support their family of six making ice cream. My wife works as a graphic designer for our church, he said. They attend Relevant Church in Ybor City, where much of her large extended family still lives. But she works only a day or two a week for pay. You know how it is when you work for a church. An awful lot of your time is volunteered. Maybe thats why their business booms so. The community seems to know the couple is very involved in helping others. When I had square jobs, selling insurance and sales and finance and retail, it was different. Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC and investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years Revolution Ice Cream CompanyX Owning his own shop made it possible to close down when last summers tornadoes hit Oklahoma; he and his friend Louis Luv drove straight through for 24 hours, then worked all weekend and drove back. While there, they helped clean up neighborhoods that had been completely leveled and did whatever they could to help meet needs that needed to be met immediately. Helping others in the community is helping his business as well. Hes held food truck rallies in the parking lot, where vendors come sell their wares to make money for ECHO, a Brandon help center, and recently gathered more than 100 toys for local children who didnt fit into the regular programs of most agencies. The food drive raised more than 900 pounds, all of which stayed nearby to help local poor, he said. But that isnt all. His walls are filled with the work of local artists and photographers, just about all of which is for sale. Except those up there, he said pointing to a photograph of his wifes great-grandmother when she was a child and another young handsome man who also passed away long ago. Another thing on his walls is a map of the world filled with black push pins. When asked what it stood for, he said each pin was from a place where customers had come from. Although most of them came from all over Florida and the East Coast, especially New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, there were pins from the Hawaiian Islands, Australia and New Zealand and the Samoan Islands. Ive had more customers from Russia than from Wyoming, he joked. I dont get many people from that part of the country. Midwestern North America seemed to be the spot on the map most devoid of pins. Laughing, he said, I only had two from Russia, but still, that is more than from Wyoming. They come for the revolutionary flavors and return for their favorites, plus the unusual atmosphere. He said he couldnt help naming the place the Revolution Ice Cream Company because of the revolutionary flavors. Without giving away any trade secrets, he did tell me that his Drunken Brownies featured Chardonnay and caramel and mixing two and three flavors in one bowl is often done to make a special mix-andmatch of favorites as well. While enjoying their ice cream, children can play in a play area with chalkboards and toys, and parents and older folks can listen to music which is always part of their day. Its mostly music from the 1970s on until todays, Bill explained. He handles the s and s and his wife handles the music of today, he said. Or people could go through a rare collection of books he has collected over the years. I had the original edition of Bambi I found at a yard sale once, he said. And then someone told me what it was. Although Bambi is no longer on the shelf, the History of Florida, a 1904 book written by GR Fairbanks, tells about an era beginning when President Andrew Jackson took Florida and was listed as Governor for one year (1821) until the first election. Other books that made history, like Lady Chatterleys Lover and the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Story and at least 50 others, could also keep a customer coming back for days. At 37, Bill says hes certain hes found his calling. He and his wife and family operate the small store, make the ice cream and tend to all the business affairs themselves. A funny thing happened two days before I opened, he said. I heard Jerry Greenfield from Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream was speaking at USF. I went, but you had to have tickets and I didnt have one. So I stood around looking very sad and somebody gave me one. He laughed out loud. Then I actually ended up talking to Jerry. I told him I was about to open an unusual ice cream shop and he talked with me awhile. He was a real regular person. Not long after he had opened, he had some secret diners from restaurant reviews that are framed and posted on his wall. He also got a write up in Southern Living magazine. It was an honor, but its so widespread. I like the idea of being in the local papers, he said. To find out about his hours, flavors or for general information, email bill@revicecream.com or call 813-857-3250. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSThe service counter at Revolution Ice Cream Company is decorated equally eclectic with paint samples from a hardware store. An area for kids to play and write on the chalkboard wall is surrounded by original works of art from local artists.

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14 JANUARY 16, 2014 Youre Invited St. Josephs Hospital Heart Institute 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa St. Josephs Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the new Heart Institute. is 35,000-square-foot facility will provide the most advanced and comprehensive care for all of your cardiovascular needs. Be among the rst to see this new facility at the free grand opening celebration on February 6. Activities will include: Facility tours Healthy heart screenings (includes blood pressure, glucose and body mass index) De-stress massages American Heart Association Heart Saver hands-on CPR demonstration Nurse, dietitian and tness educator available to answer your questions Heart-healthy snacks and refreshments Enter to win Valentines Day gi

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JANUARY 16, 2014 15 David M. RiethATTORNEY AT LAW 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Suite 200 Sun City Center, FL 33573 AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT*Your case may be referred to another lawyer for these matters.0003331348-01-c1 Sun City Dental CenterThomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.General Dentist633-2636 727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) FREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINION FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95 New Patients and Emergencies Are Always Welcome *Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Last Friday, we held our Annual Installation of Directors and Awards Banquet. It was a wonderful night, vintage Hollywood, with movie tunes and lots of glam. And it was a great night to hand out some well-deserved awards. Our Ambassador of the Year recipient was Jennifer Pettit of ServiceMaster 24 Hour Restore. Jennifer exemplifies the qualities that we hold high in our Chamber and is a perfect of example of an effective ambassador. Jennifer faithfully attends meetings, luncheons, ribbon cuttings and events. Even through a career change this year, she never missed a beat! She actively sells the benefits of our Chamber and regularly recruits new members. Jennifer is always professional and energetic to the point she makes the rest of us tired . shes always flashing her megawatt smile and reaching out to help her fellow Chamber members anyway she can. This years Business of the Year is recipient is Jennifer McCafferty of Jens Market. Once a corporate marketing guru, Jennifer McCafferty set out in 2011 to start her own marketing business, specializing in promotional products and organizing special events. In two short years, shes gone from hawking pens and coffee mugs to orchestrating Jens Market Place, an arts and crafts festival held all over southern Hillsborough County and expanding. Every weekend, Jens Market Place offers a chance for our local artisans, farmers, craftspeople, and small businesses to showcase and sell their products and services to residents of Sun City Center, Apollo Beach, Ruskin and Riverview. Her first market place, which took place in the Chambers banquet room in July, brought in more than 400 shoppers, forcing her to move the event outdoors into our parking lot and into Payant Financials next door. Jennifer also donates her considerable creative talents to all sorts of local nonprofits and charities, not the least of which is the Chamber itself. Shes the talent, the logistics and the labor for all of our events such as this one, and youll also see her at our golf tournaments and other fundraising efforts. This years Volunteer of the Year is Mimi VanDevender, with Send Out Cards. Mimi volunteers two shifts every week, taking on every chore with a smile and a gleam in her eye. She patrols all the rooms in the Chamber building, emptying trash cans, stocking toilet paper and paper towels. (There are a lot of trash cans in the Chamber.) Mimi also assists with our monthly luncheons, setting the tables, assisting with check in, giving out door prizes and even cleaning up afterwards. Shes on hand for every event we do all year. Whether its assisting our visitors with directions, faxing, copying, notarizing or answering the phone, shes there. Most importantly, shes the one who sends out our postcards and greeting cards to all of you to celebrate your membership anniversary or thank you for sponsoring a hole at our golf tournament. And finally, our Community Leader of the Year recipient is Deb Adams, Vice President of the Apollo Beach branch of BMO Harris Bank Deb is a one-woman news-generating machine. If there is a charity event coming up, a business with a job opening, or someone needing a job, Deb is the first one to get the information out to her vast network via email. Whenever someone is asked, How did you hear about that? the answer is invariably Deb Adams. Deb is no stranger to being recognized for her community involvement. In 2010, the Southshore Chamber presented her with the E.G. Simmons Award Distinguished Citizen of the Year. The Brandon Rotary presented her with the Service Above Self Award and named her their Rookie of the Year in 2009. Shes past president of the American Business Womens Association, and active in the SouthShore Business Association and the Ruskin Womans Club, Shes also a board member of Project Return of Florida, Inc., a nonprofit based in Tampa that helps adults with mental illness live a fuller, more quality-filled life. Congratulations to all of our 2013 winners. More importantly, thank you for all you do for our community.By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Vintage Hollywood sets the tone for awards Small business taxes and deductions is topic at Southshore American Business Womens meetingThe next meeting of the Southshore Charter Chapter of the Amer ican Business Womens Association is on Monday, Jan. 20 at Sandpiper Grille, 1702 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. in Sun City Center. The speaker will be Penny Smith, Vice President of H&R Block, Apollo Beach, who will talk about income taxes and tax deductions for small businesses. Networking and sign-in will be at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and program starting at 6 p.m. There will be six menu options, including entree, dessert and beverage; wine, beer or cocktails will be available for purchase separately. The cost is $16 per person, all inclusive, cash or check only. RSVP to diana@brandonfamilylaw. com. Take along a friend and business cards for networking. All attendees will have a moment to introduce themselves and their business. Members should be aware that the groups February meeting will be changed to Monday, Feb. 24 due to Presidents Day. Also, the March meeting will be cancelled, due to the annual tea fundraiser set for Saturday, March. 15. Tickets are $20 per person, and all members are encouraged to attend.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 17 JANUARY EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY 1/16/14 Thursday 10:00 11:00 am Interested in Your Ancestry? Have you seen the TV show Who Do You Think You Are? If you would like to 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! 1/20/14 Monday 1:30 3:30 pmParkinsons Support Group of Sun City Center Sponsored by The Mens Club of SCC. Facilitated by the USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center. Our speaker will be: Teresita J.Malapira RN, BSN, DBS Clinician, Clinical Research Coordinator USF Department of Neurosurgery. Teresita has been an RN for over 25 years and is extremely knowledgeable about this subject. Have you considered DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)? If so, attend this meeting where Teresita will discuss who may be qualied for DBS and what to expect before and after the procedure. FREE Valet Parking available at Entrance. 1/21/14 NOW EVERY TUESDAY! 1:00 3:00 pm Life Challenges Support Group Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, fears and frustrations with family, children, friends, retirement, changes, aging, health, nances, etc. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete condence and free of charge. Your facilitator is Frank Koebrich, MA (813-6420773) an experienced and effective psychotherapist. We meet in the 1st oor Lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment necessary. Sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. 1/21/14 Tuesday 2:30pm 3:30 pm Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group. Bring Your Loved One For a Well Deserved Break. Facilitated by Aging Care Advocates. You will receive information while your loved one is cared for in our Secured Memory Care. Please RSVP no less than 3 days prior to 813-246-4120. 1/23/14 Thursday 2:30 4:00 pm Mental Wellness Support Group Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by: South Shore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging & United Methodist Church of SCC 1/24/14 Friday 1:30 3:30 pm 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. Looking for STORAGE? OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Ask Us about our Mini-warehouses20x60 each MOVE -IN SPEC IAL! 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The Very Best6416 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Apollo Beach(Publix Shopping Center)(813) 645-5909www.verybestbarbers.com HOURS OF OPERATION:Mon. Fri. 7:30 am 8 pm $2 OFF Regular CutsADULT CHILDREN 12 Barbers to Serve You Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society progressive showSaturday, Jan. 18, from 2 5 p.m., Palmetto Art Center (PAC), Palmetto Historical Park and the Manatee County Agricultural Museum invite the public to come see the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society in a progressive art experience featuring exhibited work in all three venues. The opening reception will progress through the three venues the Palmetto Art Center, Manatee County Agricultural Museum and the Palmetto Historical Park where the celebration will continue with light bites and awards. The three venues are located within a two-block walk from each other, making for a charming stroll through Palmettos historic downtown. The show will continue through Tuesday, Feb. 18. All three venues will be open to view work on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. and on Feb. 1 and 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Palmetto Art Center is located at 907-5th St. West, Palmetto. The Manatee County Agricultural Museum and Palmetto Historical Park are located at 515-10th Ave. West, Palmetto. For more information visit PalmettoArtCenter.com or call (941) 518-2109 or (941) 721-2034. Watercolor by Terry Denson.

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18 JANUARY 16, 2014 Dr. TRAN Dr. KORAHJSA Medical Group Sun City Center Activity CenterEVENTS CALENDARJSA MEDICAL GROUP SUN CITY CENTER787 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 16: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 17: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 20: MORNING MOVIES CANCELLED SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA CANCELLED TODAY 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 21: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* DIABETES WORKSHOP *MUST REGISTER: ARLETTE (727) 828-2411 11 am to Noon 1 to 3 pm Wed 22: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 23: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 24: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 27: MORNING MOVIES CANCELLED YOGA CANCELLED CANCELLED TODAY CANCELLED TODAY Tue 28: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* HYPERTENSION CLASS *MUST REGISTER: ARLETTE (727) 828-2411 11 am to Noon 1:30 to 3:30 pm Wed 29: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 30: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING (NEW!) 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 31: SALSA DANCING YOGA CANCELLED 10 to 11 am CANCELLED TODAY JANUARY 2014 EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! (813) 419-5020LINE DANCING PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. *MSROM: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes To register for classes please call Rosie at (813) 419-5020 Visit us online for the complete monthly schedule: www.JSAMedicalGroup.com, click EVENTS tab, click Activity Calendar The winner from a previous years charity Poker Ride Hike Paddle is all smiles.Poker Ride Hike Paddle is this SaturdayThe Friends of the Little Manatee River State Park will hold its annual Poker Ride Hike Paddle charity event on Saturday, Jan. 18. Collect poker cards while you hike, canoe, kayak or ride your horse along the trails of the park. The first prize is $100. The $20 entry donation includes lunch. The event is held in the park at 215 Lightfoot Road, just 4 miles south of Sun City Center on U.S. Hwy 301. The Canoe Outpost offers discounted canoe or kayak rentals and free shuttles for boat owners participating. Go have some fun outdoors. Visit www.FriendsOfTheLittleManatee.com or call the Canoe Outpost at 813-8414218 for more information or to RSVP. 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 NellieNellie is a sweet tabby cat and a recent mother. Her children are Ollie, Jenny, Alex, Dory and Lenny. Nellie loves to lounge on the lanai and observe her happy family while they cavort around the room. But this beauty would like to live at a forever home of her own. Go and see this sweet young girl and give her that home. Nellie has been spayed and she is current on her shots. As part of her adoption she will be microchipped. DOB: April 25, 2013. RubyRuby is as sweet as the day is long. When she first arrived at C.A.R.E. she was guarded in her excitement. But now the real Ruby has surfaced; she realizes she is surrounded by people who care about her and she is safe. She was found as a stray in the parking lot of Lennard High School in Ruskin. She is a gentle, petite gal who loves attention and affection. Ruby is current on her shots. As part of her adoption she will be spayed and microchipped. DOB: December 2, 2011. 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, Jan. 16 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. No music. Saturday, Jan. 18Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan till ???. Sunday, Jan. 19 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts Drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 Crew Games & free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 19 TAMPA SARASO TA FLORIDAS NEW NO CDDFEES Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center Stevens, chairman of the charity show for the past 16 years. Its a labor of love for us.Proceeds from the shows, which have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last 30 years, according to organizers, are distributed to local charities. Childrens hospitals and the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin are among those who have benefited in the past. We decide where we distribute the funds after the event is over and like to give to the small, local charities, Stevens said. We are not looking for any glory out of it. We just do it because we have always done it. Performers from all over the state traveled to Gibsonton for the show, which featured jugglers, acrobats, performing horses, aerial artists, clowns and elephants. Everyone who performs or participates in the show volunteers their time. Thats what so unique about the show, Stevens said. Spitting and juggling fire for more than a decade, Lamount The Human Volcano said there is something about a live circus show that cannot be duplicated. You can see a lot of things on TV but you cant see real elephants or entertainers up close. You dont see anything like that except at the circus where you get to see it live and close up, and I think thats part of the glitz of the circus, said Lamount as he warmed up for his performance outside the big top. Some of us risk our lives every day doing this, and I think thats also part of the thrill of it as well. Nostalgia was part of the draw for Angela Wlelfer, who brought her son to the show on Riverview Drive. Its something I got to see as a child, but now [that] I live in Gibsonton I am able to bring my son to see a local circus perform, said Wlelfer. Its the entertainment of getting people to laugh with the clowns, the elephants rides the kids love the elephant rides and of course, the cotton candy. The circus was part of growing up for Tampas Steven Binyard, something he wanted to share with his wife and two children. Even if the kids dont want to come, we as parents bring them because its something we did as kids and the kids end up loving it. Its not just youngsters who are drawn to the show, said Gloria Myers, president of the Showmans Association. We have a whole group from Sun City Center who come for the show every year. It has become a tradition for people, said Myers. No matter their age, audiences will never tire of seeing performers doing things they wouldnt dream of, Stevens said. Its watching others performing acts you cant do. Its almost mythical, Stevens said. Gibsonton Showmens CircusX The all-volunteer show is a labor of love for everyone involved, said Lee Stevens, chairman of the show for the past 16 years, pictured above with Gloria Myers, president of the International Showmans Association. The performance by the Fornasori family, an eighthgeneration circus family, was among the highlights of the show.KEVIN BRADY PHOTOS

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22 JANUARY 16, 2014 Register online at YourEyeDoctors.com or call 941-782-5832 to reserve your seat.Common Conditions of the Aging EyeWITH DR. JEFFREY DAVISJoin us for our next educational seminar at: Manatee Eye Clinic 1515 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL Wednesday, January 29th at Noon 1:00 Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Fellowship-Trained Cornea Specialist & Cataract SurgeonBe Our Guest at ourFREE SeminarNo hidden charges: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any other service, examination, or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service examination, or treatment. 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Before you decide, ask us to send you FREE written information about our qualifications and experience. Kathleens CleanHouse and Condo Cleaning Move-ins and Move-outs Spring Cleaning$5.00 off rst cleaningLet us make your life easierCall for a FREE Quote813-260-3375 Free concert at Canoe Outpost Jan. 25Go out and enjoy a free music concert on Saturday, Jan. 25 under the Florida sky. The traveling folk duo of Christine & Aidan of Friction Farm will entertain with great music and stories. Food and drinks are available during the show. Take along your lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy the show, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Canoe Outpost-Little Manatee River is located at 18001 S. Hwy 301, just 3 miles south of Sun City Center. They also offer camping and cabin rentals and discounted canoe or kayak trip rentals all weekend. So go for the show or for the weekend. Visit www.TheCanoeOutpost. com. Call 813-634-2228 for more information.Kindergarten Round Up going on nowOn Tuesday, Hillsborough County Public Schools started its Kindergar ten Round Up period for the 20142015; this Round Up will continue until Feb. 14. Families interested in enrolling their child in their assigned, attendance area school should attend the Kindergarten Round Up event scheduled for that school. Kinder garten Round Up allows parents to learn about the school and become acquainted with the campus, and offers the student a firsthand look at kindergarten life. Parents who attend are encour aged to bring birth certificate, health and home address documentation to register their child for kindergarten. Parents unable to attend the Round Up are encouraged to enroll their child by the end of June 2014. Parents who would like to research their kindergarten options may visit various Round Ups and apply for School Choice or a magnet school during the application period. The Hillsborough Choice application period for elementary schools closes Feb. 14. Hillsborough Choice applications are available online for download at http://choice.mysdhc. org. For a detailed list of Kindergar ten Round Ups and a list of accepted documentation for enrollment, par ents should visit the district website at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us and see the Kindergarten Round Up section.Nominate an outstanding young Hillsborough County resident for the YEA! AwardsThe Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners wants to recognize the many positive contributions made by young people in our community through the Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards (YEA! Awards). Nominations are being accepted now through Monday, Feb. 10. YEA! Awards nominations can be submitted for both middle and high school students in each of the following categories: demonstrating positive impact on others in an ongoing endeavor, such as sports, academics, the arts, etc. overcoming tremendous personal difficulty to attain success and a positive impact on others allocating their discretionary time to helping others or completing a project that has added to the betterment of our community The YEA! Awards nomination form can be completed and submitted online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/YEA, or it can be printed and mailed to the Hillsborough County Communications Department, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 21st Floor, Tampa, FL 33602, or faxed to 813-272-7078. Nominations will be reviewed by the Commission on the Status of Women. The YEA! Awards were created in 2010 to recognize Hillsborough County students for making a difference in their community. Students honored should show initiative, innovation and a commitment to themselves and others, while pursuing excellence in a leadership capacity. This can be demonstrated in academics, community service, athletics, performing arts, conservation or other areas. The YEA! Awards will be presented at a Board of County Commissioners meeting in spring. For additional information on the YEA! Awards, visit www. HillsboroughCounty.org/YEA and click on YEA! (Youth Excellence and Achievement Awards), or contact the Hillsborough County Communications Department at 813-274-6787.Community is invited to events at Redhawk RanchSeveral special events are planned in the next few weeks at Redhawk Ranch, 4110 County Road 579 (south off SR 674) in Wimauma, but the 20 acres of peaceful preserve is always open to those who wish to spend time in nature, walk the labyrinth or sit by the spring-fed creek or in wooded areas considered powerful areas for meditation and prayer. There are also picnic tables in a lighted shelter for use during the day or nighttime and a charcoal and gas grill for use. Co-owner Brenda Howshaw is of Cheyenne and Cherokee descent, and her husband Bud has a bloodline from the Menominee tribe. Together they can tell stories that, if not passed on, could be lost for future generations. Planned events are usually always in the works. Scout troops have (and more are welcome) earned badges there. This month there are two events planned: Saturday, Jan. 25 at dusk there will be a Spirit Circle, which is a traditional ceremony. People may arrive as early as 2 p.m. to walk and enjoy the grounds and talk. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish to share and a folding chair for Circle time. Then on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a guided Spirit Walk will take place. Those who attend are advised to bring insect repellant, bottled water and a regular camera which means not a phone camera. Many unexplained orbs and other lights have been photographed on this land by professional photographers, and photographs by the public are encouraged. Find out more about Redhawk Ranch at http://redhawkranchnativeamericanretreat.com/index.html or email them at redhawkacres@aol.com. A store called The Native Way is also on the premises. You can make an appointment to go and enjoy the land at a time convenient for you by calling 813-634-5352.Learn networking techniques at seminarNetworking is critical to the growth of any business and should be a major part of any strategic sales and marketing plan. To be successful, you have to do more than just network, you have to connect. Working Women of Tampa Bay Founder Jessica Rivelli will show you how to radiate professional strength and confidence right from your first impression. Whether youre a veteran or a networking newbie, youll be sure to learn a few tips on how to make connections that count at the seminar offered by the Womens Business Centre on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Complimentary lunch will be provided. The workshop will be held at the Centre for Women, 305 S. Hyde Park Ave. in Tampa. For more infor mation or to register, call 813-2518437 or go to www.thecentre.org.

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JANUARY 16, 2014 25Events and workshops offered by the Manatee County Agriculture/Extension ServiceManatee County Fair Jan. 16-26, 1303 17th St. West in Palmetto (across the street from Palmetto High School) Go visit the Agriculture and Extension booth in the Exhibit Hall they are celebrating 100 years of Extension in the Great Outdoors. Stroll through the Master Gardener Educational Gardens and talk with the Master Gardeners for gardening tips. Visit the 4-H exhibits and purchase plants grown by 4-H/FFA youth and dont forget to look for the many youth livestock shows and exhibits on dogs, goats, horses, cattle, swine, chickens and rabbits. Contact the Manatee County Fair Office at 941-722-1639 for additional information and ticket purchases. Website: www.manateecountyfair.com. Smart Landscape: Planning and Care Thursday, Jan. 16 from 1-3:30 p.m., Manatee County Utility Department: 4520 66th Street West, Bradenton. This class satisfies the landscape portion of the Manatee County Outdoor Water Conservation Rebate Program and the Braden River Utilities/ Lakewood Ranch Soil Moisture Sensor Rebate Program. Learn practical design tips, landscape pitfalls, garden chores, hardscape choices, texture combinations and remedies for difficult areas. Should you need identification of a plant, bring a branch with leaves (and ideally with flower or seed). Register online at manatee.ifas.ufl.edu or call Joann at 941-7224524. Extension Master Gardener Plant ID Tour Emerson Point Preserve Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9-11 a.m. Stroll through Emerson Point Preserve to learn more about Floridas native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Suitable for all ages. Tour begins in tower parking area at 5801 17th Street West, Palmetto. Call the Extension Master Gardeners to register: 941-722-4524. Extension Master Gardener Plant ID Tour Robinson Preserve Sunday, Jan. 19 from 9-11 a.m. Stroll through the Robinson Preserves salt marshes to learn more about Floridas native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Suitable for all ages. Tour begins in parking area by main entrance at 1704 99th Street Northwest, Bradenton. Call the Extension Master Gardeners to register: 941-722-4524. Growing Up Childrens Program on How Plants Grow Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon, Braden Library, 4915 53rd Ave. East in Bradenton. This workshop is geared towards children ages 5-10 years old and teaches basic plant growth and gardening. Each child will plant one plant in the Braden River Childrens Garden and also take home one plant for their own garden. Register online or call the Extension Master Gardeners: 941-722-4524. Manatee County Master Gardeners Open Educational Gardens Located on the Extension Service grounds at 1303 17th St. West in Palmetto, the educational gardens are designed to showcase the different ways Manatee County residents can be more successful gardeners and make their yards more Florida-friendly. The different gardens feature growing vegetables in small spaces and salad tables, recycling fountains for herbs, bird and butterfly attractors, backyard fruit trees, conserving water with native plants, low-volume irrigation, rain barrels, and various composting bins displaying how to recycle yard waste. The Master Gardeners invite you for a tour. To ensure that a Master Gardener can walk you through the gardens, make an appointment by calling 941-722-4524. Staff may not be available for impromptu visits. National blood supply impacted by winter blast, donors are asked to helpThe harsh winter weather is making blood collection difficult in parts of the country and OneBlood, the local blood center, has been called in to help out. OneBlood has already shipped blood products to various parts of the country impacted by the arctic blast and continues to be called upon to send additional shipments. Local donors are urged to donate as soon as possible to help ensure the local supply remains strong so the blood center can continue to send blood for patients in areas impacted by the relentless winter storms. While all blood types are needed, people with Rh negative type blood are in the highest demand. In addition, platelet and plasma donors are also greatly needed. January is National Blood Donor Month and the perfect time to thank blood donors for saving lives, to encourage others to follow in their footsteps and to shine the spotlight on how blood donors can target the power of their blood type to save more lives. There are eight different blood types and each one holds a unique power to save lives. OneBloods Target Your Type program gives donors the ability to learn the power of their blood type and how to donate the specific components of their blood that are most needed by area hospitals. Every two seconds someone needs blood. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit www.oneblood.org.Gamble Plantation holds14th Annual Plantation FestivalAn arts and crafts show, a school art competition, free tours of the Gamble Mansion, food and beverage vendors and more are all part of the 14th Annual Plantation Festival at Gamble Plantation in Ellenton. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1-2, is sponsored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, in conjunction with the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance. Admission and parking for the event is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance, a nonprofit Citizens Support Organization dedicated to supporting the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park. Gamble Plantation is located on U.S. 301 in Ellenton, approximately one mile west of I-75 (exit 224). For more information, contact the park at 941-723-4536 or visit www. floridastateparks.org/gambleplantation/. On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Performing Arts Company will present Nashvilles international fingerpicking guitar virtuoso, Richard Smith, in concert at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Rollins Theater, 970 Cherry Hills Dr. in SCC. Tickets are $12 and are available at the SCC Atrium Kiosk, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, or via credit card by calling 813-400-7803. A child prodigy, Richard has played the guitar since he was 5 years old. He played on stage with Chet Atkins at age 11 where he wowed the audience. Today, Richard tours around the U.S. and Europe solo, with his cellist wife, and with his swing band the Hot Club of Nashville. The opening act for his SCC appearance, Broadway Goes Bluegrass, features the Front Porch Pickers and PACs own Lew Resseguie and Ellen Kleinschmidt and Babs Cominoli as Minnie Pearl. For further information and details on all shows call the ticket line or visit the PAC website at www.PerformingArtsCompanySCC.org.Guitar virtuoso to perform at RollinsRICHARD SMITH Announce Your Upcoming Events NEWS@OBSERVERn N EWS.nN ETAnnounce Your Upcoming EventsNEWS@OBSERVERn N EWS.nN ET

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28 JANUARY 16,2014 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m.Confessions:Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES:SUNDAY8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. .........................................Traditional Service10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. .......................................Traditional Service4:00 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 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH ~ United Church of Christ 1501 La Jolla AVE, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329 A Caring Church United in God's Love Serving Others Rev. Dr. Jean M. Simpson Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10 AM REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIPThe Anointing Church www.theanointingchurch.com Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel The future is made of the same stuff as the present. Simone Weil Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.Pastor Tom Durrance Wimauma Church of God Celebrating 100th Anniversary Feb. 16 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Area Obituaries Florence Lucille AllredJuly 17, 1927 January 9, 2014Surrounded by her loving family, Florence L. Allred of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Memphis, Tenn., passed away on Jan. 9, 2014. Florence was born in Lancaster, Pa. to Ruth Reidenback-Bucks and Howard S. Bucks. Florence was the one middle child of five; she has three deceased brothers and one surviving sister, Janet Field (Leon) of Hartford, Conn. Florence was a wonderful mother and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her loving daughter Judy Bell (Gerald) and loving son Dennis Ralph; grandchildren Mike (Susan) of Ft. Myers, Fla., Melinda (Jim) of Chester, Md., and Matt (Jodie) of Brandon, Fla.; and her great-grandchildren Matthew Curtis Bell Jr., Mallory Jean Bell, and Amelia Rose Bell, as well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospice House of Sun City Center, Fla. or United Community Church of Sun City Center, Fla. in her honor. Beverly Ann HeilBeverly Ann Heil, 83, formerly of Berea, Ohio, died January 10, 2014 in Sun City Center, Florida. She was born on September 8, 1930, in Pismo Beach, California, the daughter of Howard Pratt and Evelyn Boardman. She graduated from Chicopee High School in Chicopee, Massachusetts, attended Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and received a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. She was married to Harold Heil on October 7, 1951 in Belmont, Massachusetts. They were married for 62 years and enjoyed dancing and traveling through life together. Mrs. Heil taught fifth grade for many years in the Berea, Ohio school system. She was a member of the educational professional organizations Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Delta Kappa. She retired from teaching in June 1990 and moved with her husband in January 1991 to Englewood, Florida. She was a very active member of the Englewood United Methodist Church and was on several committees, including Stewardship, Hospitality, Creative Workshop, Christmas Dinner, and the Staff-Parish Committee, which she chaired. She helped each year with the Craft Bazaar, the Rummage Sale, Door Greeting and Candle Lighting. While living in Englewood, she served as president of the Eighteen Hole Ladies Golf Association at the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club, as well as serving on various committees while a member there. Mrs. Heil enjoyed reading, golfing, traveling, visiting her children and grandchildren, exercise classes, attending plays and music shows, dancing, playing cards, watching movies, doing counted cross stitch, and watching pro golfers in action. In 2002, she and her husband moved to Sun City Center where she was a member of the SCC United Methodist Church and enjoyed many years of golfing through her memberships in the Renaissance and Sandpiper Golf Clubs. Mrs. Heil was predeceased by her father Howard and mother Evelyn. She is survived by husband Harold of Sun City Center; son Jeffrey Heil and wife Barbara of Westport, Connecticut; son James Heil and wife Lissu Pasila of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; daughter Dr. Elizabeth Heil of Oviedo, Florida; daughter Andrea Sand and husband Robert of Woodstock, Vermont; sister Anita Nichols of Waterbury Center, Vermont; five grandchildren: Justin and Marissa Heil, Olivia and Jonathan Heil, and Anna Sand; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sun City Center Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX, 75231; https://donate.heart.org. Brenda Joy Birn KnowlesBrenda Joy Birn Knowles, 66, of Apollo Beach, Florida, passed away at home on January 6, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 at Ruskin United Methodist Church. After the service, friends and family will be welcomed to her daughters home. Brenda was born in Eustis, Fla. on June 30, 1947. She graduated from Eustis High School, continued her education at Appalachian State University and the University of South Florida in Tampa. She then began her first career as a homemaker, raising three children. She was a devoted mother, sister and daughter, and gave everything she had to those she loved, and especially her children. In 1988, Brenda began working at The Shopper Observer News in Ruskin and continued there until her death. She started working at The Observer part time as a classified clerk, eventually advancing to be Publisher and Editor. She enjoyed her work immensely and had a never-ending passion for creating a newspaper that was relevant to the community and focused on the positive. While she was Publisher, The Observer won several industry awards. She truly enjoyed being a part of the South Shore community and volunteered on several boards and committees. Her love for her work was second only to her love for her family. She is survived by sisters Debbie Heath and Sandy (Roy) Hawkins; son Brian Scott (Shannon) Knowles; daughters Brandy (Mike) Evans and Chelsey (Mark) Giurbino; and ten grandchildren Brooke, Avery, Allie, Brayden, Emerson, and Jace Knowles, Nick, Shelby and Mira Evans, and Madison Giurbino. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents June and Warren Birn and brother-in-law Roy Heath. Condolences can be made at www. zipperersfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, Brenda would prefer that you make a donation to LifePath Hospice, Memorial Gift, 12470 Telecom Dr., Ste. 400, Temple Terrace, FL 33637. Loron MercerLoron Mercer, 79, of Sun City Center, Fla., and formerly of Leawood, Kansas, passed away December 28, 2013. Loron was born February 16, 1934, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a son of Orville and Mabel (Campie) Mercer. He lived in Illinois, California and Kansas before moving to Florida 19 years ago. Loron was united in marriage to Nancy M. Citrano on June 12, 1954, in Berwyn, Ill. He was an entrepreneur who owned a variety of businesses, including ACME Pattern and Model Works and Adventure PlaySystems, as well as the family-owned Fishermans Inn. Loron was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Nancy; children David, Thomas, Susan and Deborah, and their three spouses (Tammy, Martin and Dina); nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; Nancys mother Jeannie Citrano; loving sisters Jean Flens (Ray) of Brandon, Fla. and Kristi Mercer of Champagne, Ill. He was truly one of a kind; save the last dance until we meet again. Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 2014 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 East Del Webb Boulevard in Sun City Center. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the SCC Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 or LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.OBITUARIES continued on page 30First Baptist Church Food Drive continues to Feb. 9Ruskins First Baptist Church is holding its annual Food Drive for Hope Childrens Home. Since 1968, Hope Childrens Home has cared for over 5,000 abandoned, abused, neglected, and orphaned children from newborn to 18 years old. The children come to the home not only from the U.S., but all over the world. They dont receive government funding, but are supported 100 percent by individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations. First Baptist has sponsored the Hope Childrens Home for many years and for the last six years the FBC AWANA Club has helped with the Food Drive. This years drive began this week and will end Feb. 9 with the children in the Sunday Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. If you are interested in helping to sponsor this ministry, contact Vicki Rumsey at 645-6441, ext. 233 or at vicki@fbcruskin.org.

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JANUARY 16,2014 29 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 ...................................................4:00 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 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 Area Places of Worship The Wine Family appears in Gibsonton on Jan. 18The Wine Family, a family group that shares Gods love through music, will appear at the Vaughn Street Bible Church in Gibsonton on Saturday, Jan. 18. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 10018 Vaughn St. No tickets are needed, but a love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit www.vaughnstreetbiblechurch.com.Organ and trumpet concert at Prince of PeaceAt 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, Prince of Peace Catholic Church will continue its Celebrate Music Concert Series with an organ and trumpet concert. Featuring Keith Rasmussen on the organ and Gerry Bell on the trumpet, the concert is open to the public and free of charge. A freewill offering of $5 to $10 is suggested. All are invited. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org or call 813-634-2328. Saint Anne Food Pantry receives grantThe Saint Anne Food Pantry recently was awarded a $1000 grant as part of the significant donation to Feeding America made by The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The funds will be used toward the purchase of food. The food pantry, located at 106 11th Ave. NE in Ruskin, has been in continuous operation for more than 20 years and currently provides food to more than 400 families each week. Parish volunteers also organize and facilitate the distribution of food through the Feeding America Foundation once a month. The growth of this volunteer ministry over the past two decades has necessitated the need for the food pantry to expand into a larger facility that will store both perishable and dry goods at appropriate standards as well as to better serve the community in a dignified manner. The Saint Anne Building Committee has made steady progress toward this goal: building plans have been finalized, permitting is being secured, and a request to build has been sent to the Diocese of St. Petersburg. As soon as all initial requirements have been satisfied, work on the expansion will commence. Meanwhile, Saint Anne volunteers will continue to serve the community at its current site.Saint Anne volunteers prepare and distribute food parcels on a recent cold winter morning.RUMC Yard Sale arrives Feb. 1The Ruskin United Methodist Mens Annual Yard Sale will be on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 105 4th Ave. NW in Ruskin. There will be appliances, some furniture, clothing, Christmas decorations and lots of miscellaneous household items. Biscuits and gravy will be available for breakfast, and hot dogs will be available at lunchtime. Anyone wishing to donate items for sale may call the church office at 813-645-1241 before 1 p.m. any weekday for assistance in transporting items, or you may bring the items to the church yourself. Proceeds will go for church projects. Leftover items will be donated to the Salvation Army.Interdenominational Bible Study Group reschedulesThe Womens Interdenominational Bible Study group will not hold its regular Monday morning meeting on Jan. 20. However, the following Monday, Jan. 27, the group will begin its first in-depth study of Matthew. The group invites you to join them at the United Methodist Church, 1210 West Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center, for a time of worship and fellowship. You are welcome whether youre a Bible scholar, somewhat knowledgeable or just beginning with the Bible. For more information, call Sue at 813-633-9083.United Community Church rummage sale is Jan. 31Feb. 1The Womens Fellowship of United Community Church will hold a rummage sale at the church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., on Friday, Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. until noon. Lunch will be available as well as unexpected treasures. Go to sift through all the items on sale for very friendly prices. Praying for Pope FrancisSince Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome noticeably asks everyone to pray for him, the Community of our Lady Queen of Peace Discalced Carmelites, Secular Order, did just that. In conjunction with the (OCDS) members at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in SCC, mass was offered by Msgr. Diego Conesa on Jan. 4 to commemorate the 77th birthday of Pope Francis, which was on Dec. 17.Ten-day trip to Israel is plannedBeth Israel, the Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, and Rabbi Carla Freedman have planned an exciting trip to Israel, scheduled for Oct. 19 to 30. The tour will include two nights in Tel Aviv, two nights at a kibbutz in the Galilee, and six nights in Jerusalem. Rabbi Freedman has customized the tour based on her considerable time spent in Israel. All touring and sightseeing will be with an English-speaking guide through Ayelet Tours Ltd. Reservations are limited to 45 travelers and are open to the community at large. If you are interested in traveling to Israel at this time of year, you can get additional information by calling Beth Israels Program Director Cheryl Kaplan at 813-633-3188.

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30 JANUARY 16,2014 Attention Homeowners: Michael Hollander, owner of WeatherTite Windows, announced a great savings plan. His $0 down program, along with reduced pricing, is great for homeowners who are in need of replacement windows and doors. All the homeowners who respond within two weeks from the date on this notice and purchase are eligible to make this purchase with no money down and have a interest, no payment program. Mr. Hollander emphasized the program is effective immediately and he will be able to arrange low monthly payments to suit the budgetary needs of every home. This amazing program allows you to purchase windows now and pay later, while taking advantage of the no cost now program. This very special program in Florida. WeatherTite Windows and Doors come with 7 great warranties, meet stringent codes for hurricanes and provide year round energy savings for your home. only, new clients who purchase WeatherTite Windows will get Get 1 FREE, PLUS receive a minimum purchase. Certain restrictions apply and doors are limited. all estimates are free and all specials are available with 100% As always, WeatherTite is proud to offer a special discount to seniors and military. a FREE in-home estimate. These 31Call 24 hours a day!727-280-6029 813-908-0131 800-640-3161www.WeatherTiteWindows.comReplace Windows & Cut Energy Bills with Special No Cost Now ProgramPAID ADVERTISEMENT PAID ADVERTISEMENTToll Free Whether youre a person who loves activity or one who craves tranquility, a Princess ship offers everything you could need for a rejuvenating vacation. Meet representative Jamie Siani and learn how you can escape completely with AAA Travel Agency and Princess Cruises. Door Prizes RefreshmentsWednesday, January 22, 2014 10:00 amPayant Financial1653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Discover the World of Princess CruisesPlease register to attend online at AAA.com/SunCityCenter(click on event calendar and date to register)or call 813.633.4880 Were Here For You! We Welcome New PatientsOur practice provides a complete range of professional services including Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Thorough Examinations, Cleanings, Dental Makeovers and Implant Restorations. Michelle Halcomb, D.D.S.813-634-3396703 Del Webb Blvd. W., Suite B Sun City Center, FL 33573 (1/2 mile east of Wal-Mart)813-633-3023 Hours Monday Closed Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 6:30AM -1:30PMSat. 6:30AM 11AMAM -11AM OBITUARIES continued from page 28 an ROTC cadet, during which time he met the love of his life, Jean Love Guyton. Following graduation from Ole Miss, Sid was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, in which he pursued his dream to fly fighter jets. Shortly after college, Sid and Jean were married at the Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee on October 4, 1957. For their first ten years of marriage, while Sid served as a fighter pilot in the USAF, they lived in Okinawa, Japan and Texas. Among his accomplishments as a pilot, Sid won the coveted Top Gun fighter pilot of the Pacific in 1959. In 1965, Sid left military service and became a commercial airline pilot with Trans World Airlines (TWA). From 1965 to 1989, Sid, Jean, and their three daughters (Lisa, Carol, and Kathy) enjoyed friends and life at their Weatherby Lake home, north of Kansas City, Missouri. After 24 years of distinguished service, Sid retired as an airline captain and moved to Florida. In retirement Sid and Jean called Kissimmee, Estero, and then Sun City Center home, and also enjoyed summers in Land Harbor, Linville, North Carolina. Sids life was dedicated to faith, family, and friends. An inquisitive disciple of Jesus, Sid regularly participated in Bible study and worship throughout his life. He was a faithful member of churches in Kansas City and Newland, North Carolina, as well as Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center, Florida. Sid was a faithful American patriot, proud of his military service during tense years of the Cold War era. He was also a faithful and loving son, husband, father, and grandfather. As a proud family man, Sid was eager to tell stories about his mother and wife, including the night he first saw Jean and fell madly in love. He would also eagerly share stories about Marilyn J. SekolMarilyn J. Sekol, 80, of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away December 31, 2013. She retired as a customer service clerk from Sears Retail Appliance Repair Center and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Survivors include Michael, her husband of 59 years; daughter Karen L. (Jon) Hill; sons Mark J. (Lisa) Sekol and Darren S. (Tracie) Sekol; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Sun City Center United Methodist Church, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. his three daughters, their husbands, and especially his five grandchildren. In 2007, Sid and Jean celebrated 50 years of marriage in a surprise party with family and friends in Land Harbor, North Carolina. Sid also remained a committed friend throughout his life, and enjoyed lifelong friendships with many in Kansas City, North Carolina, and Florida. Sids friends will undoubtedly remember his quick wit, humor, storytelling, and personal kindness. His personal interests included outdoor sports, fishing, walking, fitness, and volunteering. Volunteer community organizations he was eager to support included the County Sheriffs Office of Platte County, Missouri, and Young Life. Sid leaves a legacy of faith, love, and patriotism with those who were blessed to call him husband, dad, grandpa, and friend, including his wife Jean Guyton Newton of Sun City Center, Fla.; daughter Lisa and Steve Davis and granddaughter Michaela of Dallas, Tex.; daughter Carol and Bruce Glover and granddaughters Claire and Jessica of San Antonio, Texas; and daughter Kathy and Greg Seckington and grandchildren Emily and Ben of San Diego, Calif. A memorial celebration of Sids faith and life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 25 at Aston Gardens Clubhouse, 1311 Aston Gardens Court, Sun City Center, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Trinity Baptist Church, 702 Del Webb Blvd W, Sun City Center, FL 33573; or Life Path Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573. Albert Sidney Newton, Jr.Albert Sidney (Sid) Newton, Jr. of Sun City Center, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 10, at LifePath Hospice, Sun City Center. He had recently celebrated his 80th birthday with his family. Sid was born January 1, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee to Albert Sidney Newton and Lillian Margaret Milner. His father died when Sid was a young boy, but his mother, a public school principal, ensured Sid excelled in school, mastered the trumpet, became an Eagle Boy Scout, and enjoyed many outdoor camps and adventures in Arkansas and Tennessee. An accomplished teenage trumpet player, he appeared on Ted Macks The Original Amateur Hour. He attended the University of Mississippi as an ROTC cadet, during which time he Prince of Peace Catholic Church launches Pinterest accountPrince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center has joined thousands of Catholics from across the country and become active on the increasingly popular social networking site, Pinterest. Pinterest is an online bulletin board of sorts that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images and re-pin images to their own pinboards. If you are a user on Pinterest, feel free to follow the church at www. pinterest.com/popcc. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org or call 813-634-2328.UMC screens The Lost Valentine on Feb. 14The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will screen The Lost Valentine on Friday, Feb. 14 as part of its Friday Night at the Movies series. Its the story of a jaded TV reporter who discovers the value of love, faith and remembrance through a Valentines Day assignment. The movie will be shown in the LEC building of the United Methodist Church. Doors open at 6 p.m., and you will find freshly baked cookies, popcorn, tea and coffee. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. The movie is free, but a donation for the refreshments is appreciated.

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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. 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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 genera tion 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 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 miniaturiza tion, 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! 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. 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. 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. 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. Sun City Center4850 Sun City Center Blvd. 813-634-845120 Locations in the Tampa/St. Pete Area, one just minutes from you www.oridahearing.com E LLENTON B RADENTON (941) 722-7200 (941) 747-6966 B RANDON T AMPA (813) 681-4046 (813) 831-9442This advertisement funded by the MANUFACTURER, Minneapolis, MN Arnold Palmer HEARING AID BATTERIES FREE HEARING AID REPAIRS ALL MAKES ALL MODELSBring in your damaged hearing aid. 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Saturday, Jan. 18 Moving sale. 701 Torrey Pines Ave., SCC. Saturday, 1/18, 8am-1pm. Custom design sofa & wing back chair, hutch, end tables & much more. Neptune Village Saturday, January 18th, 8amnoon. 100+ homes, many participating. Craft & lunch for sale in the clubhouse. 2320 & 2525 Gulf City Rd., Ruskin. Manatee RV Park community yard sale. Saturday, Jan. 18, 8am-? 6302 Hwy 41S, Ruskin. Look for the barn door entrance. Sales throughout the park. Donuts & hot dogs served mid park at Tooters. Big sale. Military uniforms, family clothes, tools, boots, fabric, furniture, Shabby Chic, many golf clubs door gear & much more. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 8am-2pm. 650 Allegheny Dr. SCC. Low prices Sale. Thursday till Saturday. 8amnoon. 1717 Del Webb W., SCC. Wii games, soda stream, tables & lamps, small couch, new & used shoes clothes, Christmas, purses & more. Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store Jan. 15, 17 & 18 50% OFF all Petite items Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale 310 gGARAgGE/ YARD sSALENeighborhood garage sale Dower Way, SCC. Household items, mens & ladies clothing, books, etc. Jan 17, 7:30am-noon. Yard sale. Household items, collectibles, baby clothes & items, tools, 9417 Bull Frog Court, Gibsonton. 33534 Cypress Landing HOA annual yard sale. Designer clothing, shoes, furniture, tools, lots of misc. 1900 block of Del Webb W. Jan 17 & 18, 8am-noon. Yard sale. 1602 Ventana Dr., Ruskin. 1/17 & 1/18. Art, furniture, misc. Priced to sell. Everything must go. 8am-1pm. 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 NEEDEDStart 2014 with Savings!Choose from a large selection of clean, quality clothing at reasonable prices NEW, EXPA N DED DISPLAY AREAMore furniture & household items to choose from! auct ons stateaesPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Estate sale. Furniture, household items, golf cart & more. Saturday, Jan. 18, 9am-2pm. 345 Caloosa Palm Court, Sun City Center Cell: 382-7536 20.22 Acres Within Minutes of I-75, Just South of Tampa, Fl 375,000 Sq. Ft. of Greenhouse Area 88,400 Sq. Ft. of Outdoor Production Area Irrigation: Overhead, Drip, Ebb & Flow; Two Wells On Property Support Facilities Include: 5,700 Sq. Ft. 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