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www.ObserverNews.netMarch 6, 2014 Volume 58 Number 7THE OBSERVER NEWS LOOK INSIDE FOR: Classified Ads PAGES 28-30PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8The family of Alejandra Carmona, the four-year-old who lost her life in a mobile-home fire in Ruskin Feb. 14, is still accepting donations to help with funeral costs and personal items to help the family get back on its feet. Visit www.GoFundMe.com/6ysp14 to give securely. Beth Shields Middle School teacher Julia Sarmiento was named the 2014 Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the year. Page 2. 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Ofce)813-633-7116Golf cart accessible Family Owned & Operatedwww.JohnMooreFloorCovering.comSCCs oldest and most trusted ooring dealer MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Everything you need for Spring Updating is right here! CARDS Interest-Free Financing Manatee Festival of the Arts expands but keeps its local focusThe 22nd annual running of the popular event will take place this weekend at the TECO SouthShore Event Center in Apollo BeachBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netSouth Hillsborough is blessed with festivals. And like the area itself, the festivals have changed over the years: They have grown bigger, attracting an ever-larger audience as well as garnering attention from vendors around the nation. But while they have grown to become regional in size, they have retained their local focus. That is largely thanks to the chambers of commerce that organize them. The Manatee Festival of the Arts in Apollo Beach, coming up this weekend, is most definitely among them. With all of the new growth that is coming down here, from commercial to medical, this is still the Southshore community to me, said SouthShore Chamber of Commerce Executive Director MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOPamela Vasquez, a teacher for gifted students at Doby Elementary School and an increasingly well-known fine-art photographer, will be among those displaying art at the festival. Vasquezs stunning photography, primarily displayed on canvas, will allow visitors to bring home a beautiful moment captured in time from the Tampa Bay area and beyond. I just want people to enjoy my images. I hope people get out of it something that brings them a moment of happiness or calm. Pamela Vasquez, teacher $4.5 million Gibsonton wetlands restoration project almost complete Melanie Morrison. This is a community event. The event will be held at the Tampa Electric SouthShore Events Center near the TECO Manatee Viewing Center on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival itself has become a big event on the art scene with a growing and glowing reputation as a juried art show. Artists come from around the nation, from New York to California, to display their work. People come from all over the country to entertain us, but this is for us, Morrison continued. I think a lot of people will come out this year. It is our last time doing it at this spot, so Im hoping lots of people will come out to see us. Morrison is expecting 10,000 visitors to the annual art festival By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netA massive project to restore wetlands in Gibsonston should be completed next month. Almost a decade in the making, the program started last summer to restore mangroves at two plots along U.S. Highway 41. We should be finished on schedule next month, said David Townsend, an assistant vice president at Mosaic. Work on restoring 10 acres of mangroves and adding new oyster reefs, part one of the project, started in July at Giants Camp, a stones throw from the Alafia River Bridge on U.S. Highway 41. Part two, a similar project just north of the Giants Camp on U.S. Highway 41, began in the fall.Mosaic, the worlds largest phosphate company, is footing the bill for the project as part of a compensation package KeEVinIN BraRADY photoPHOTORoy Lewis III, president of Riverviews Lewis Environmental Services, the company behind the design of the $4.5-million wetlands restoration project, at the launch of the project last year.Continued on page 9f There are still a few performances you may attend in the Rollins Theater before the current show, Valentines on Route 66, closes. Proceeds from opening night and from items still on sale at the shows are slated to go to the American Cancer Society.Performing Arts Company does more than perform By %  PENNYENNY FLEETCHERER penny@observernews.netWhen Lew Resseguie moved to Sun City Center after a 30-year career in theater, television and commercials, he expected to spend most of his time playing golf. But as time passed, my need to pound the little white ball began to diminish, and I started looking around to find some theater activity in the area, he said. Some heard of his effort, and he was contacted by Shirley Jones, one of the founders of the Pelican Players, who asked if Resseguie would direct a show. Without any hesitation or thought, I said yes, Resseguie said in an interview by email earlier this week. Right around that time I started to try and put together a group who were interested in building a new theater somewhere in the South County area close to I-75. Resseguie said nothing came of that effort, except that he met Ed Brown, who had similar background and interests. At first, a Performing Arts Club was formed, with the help of Walt Cawein, who was then president of the Sun City Center Community Association Board Continued on page 10f Continued on page 23f

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2 MARCH 6, 2014 Shields teacher named Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the YearBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netFor the second year in a row, the Hillsborough Education Foundation has named a South County teacher to receive one of its highest awards. Last week, Julia Sarmiento, a teacher at Beth Shields Middle School in Ruskin, was named the 2014 Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year during a ceremony at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Sarmiento was chosen from 710 nominees for the annual Excellence in Education awards, which are presented by the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation and hosted by the Hillsborough Education Foundation and Hillsborough County Public Schools. As part of the award, Sarmiento received a complimentary limousine ride to work on Feb. 20, arriving among school buses to a large group of cheering students and school staff. When asked about the limousine ride, Sarmiento replied, It was very quiet on the way over, and I had a moment to realize that we are making a difference here. I appreciate the accolades but want the community to realize that good things come out of here. And that has been her focus since being chosen for the award. During the presentation at the Straz Center, the Wimauma native wasnt immediately aware that she had won. I actually didnt hear it because people were screaming, she said with a laugh. But I couldnt wait to spotlight the students and the community. I wanted the message to be so clear that I love my community, I love where Im from, and I want more of our students to walk across the stage to graduate. And while she credits her students, her colleagues at Shields Middle School and the school itself, she provides herself as an example to others. Dont give up on your dreams, Sarmiento said. Have your goals. You can make it. Im just a little girl from Wimauma. I came through Wimauma Elementary, Eisenhower and East Bay. Im doing what I love because I know it is my calling. Amscot Financial sponsored the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the year award. The Instructional Support Employee of the Year award, sponsored by The Rays Baseball Foundation, went to Amy Peters of Willis Peters ESE Center. The 2014 Teacher of the Year award, sponsored by Caspers Company McDonalds Restaurants, went to Patrick Boyko of Jefferson High School. For more information about the Hillsborough Education Foundation, visit www.educationfoundation.com.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSBeth Shields Middle School teacher Julia Sarmiento emerges from a complimentary limousine ride to the cheers of students and staff. Sarmiento was named the 2014 Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the year by the Hillsborough Education Foundation. Shields Middle School Principal Tibor Kovacs poses with Julia Sarmiento and Phil Jones of the Hillsborough Education Foundation.

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One of our service providers made a house call and was able to easily fix the AC at no charge, said Jill Lansky, who, with Janet Noah, heads the Angel Program at the Brandon Foundation. What a lifesaver he was, said Lansky. Noah agreed, saying that such service providers are invaluable to the Foundations Angel Program. We couldnt run it without them. While The Brandon Foundation is mainly designed to annually present checks to charities that submit applications, it has one fund that gives directly to people in need. Those gifts are usually in the form of a service, like having a car repaired, or a resume written, or plumbing repaired, because the Angel Program is relationshipdriven, not an agency that hands out money. Steve Holland, owner of Brandon Auto services, says seeing the results from working with the program shows it is well worth the effort. We repair vehicles for families who have serious transportation issues, he said. I encourage every person and business to join the Brandon Foundation and see what you can do to help. I have personally met with each person we have helped, and respect the struggles they live with on a daily basis. The program is now especially in need of plumbers, roofers, yardmaintenance persons and dentists. The Foundations executive director, Rich Strehl, explained the scope and purposes of the foundation, and the geographical area in which it works. Strehl said that when he first came to the community in 2007, he joined the Brandon Chamber of Commerce just as Foundation members were planning its annual golf tournament, one of its three big yearly fundraisers. When he offered to help, the chamber introduced him to someone in the Foundation who gave him a crash course in what the Foundation does to help those in need and how they make the money to pay for it. Every year local charities come to us to be registered for grants, Strehl said. Theres an online application, so they can easily see if they meet the criteria. Application deadline is each September. That gives us October and November to go through the applications and see what we can do, said Strehl. Last year, for example, $100,000 was given to the community by helping charities that assist residents in a variety of ways, from the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Once the applications are examined, charities are chosen and amounts are assigned to each application. The awards are announced and given out at the annual Char ity Check Presentation Dinner held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in November. As executive director, Strehl has come a long way from tearing down signs and emptying the trash, as he did at that first golf tournament in 2007. Now he helps coordinate a board of directors. When all are present, the board numbers around 30. Most board members are involved with individual projects in groups of four and five, so they dont meet often as one large group, Strehl said. The Foundation covers all of Eastern Hillsborough County, encompassing both Brandon and South County, but it also gives to veterans projects no matter where in the county they are, such as the Haley House in Tampa. Veterans families who require help may also live anywhere in the county, Strehl said. We meet the needs of household members of active-duty military personnel all over the county as well, he said. The Angel Program is a separate program within the Foundation and operates unlike the Foundations main mission, which is giving to charities. Instead, it gives directly to people who have life-threatening diseases or who have suffered a catastrophic event, Strehl explained. 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4 MARCH 6, 2014 DOVE INTERIORS FLOORING & WINDOW TREATMENTS THE 2011 & 2012 Choose fr om har dw ood, laminat e tile lux ur y vin yl tile and more. On Inno via and Inno via T ouch C arpets Mar ch 7 April 2 0 2 014 On pur chas e s made with y our C arpe t One F loor & Hom e c r edit c a r d. Of f er v alid until April 2 0 2 014 .W.A.C. See store for details. A va i lable On I nno via And I nno via Touch Carpet T he be auti ful pat h w a y t o nat u r a l l y s o f t c arpe t Your Flooring & Window Treatment Experts....22 Years Strong! 2011 Allstate Insurance Company A French proverb says, On ne saurait faire une omelette sans casser des oeufs, or, in English, You cant make an omelet without breaking eggs. If your ends are significant enough to justify it, you may well have to break the eggs necessary to accomplish them. But every time you break someone elses eggs, you must expect conflict. So the first step in avoiding or calming a conflict is to determine if the conflict is indeed necessary at all. In many instances, it will not be necessary to achieve your goals and, more often than not, it will be counterproductive. Keep in mind that every time you have a conflict with someone, even if you win that round, you potentially make an enemy or at least someone unhappy with you. Try to keep this adage in mind: A man who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare. A man who has one enemy will find him everywhere. Here are a few ideas on how to calm or avoid conflicts. isnt feeling well. It seems a simple enough statement that it should not even have to be made, but I would bet that more conflicts arise from one of two parties feeling physically ill than any other reason. problem, not the person. Battle flags will fly and drums will roll if you make statements like, You are really dumb not to be able to see my point. or You are the only one not bright enough to see the potential of this project. Take the YOU statements out of your conversation and concentrate on explaining your point of view. I was the number one salesman in three corporations and, for that, I give a lot of credit to something taught to me by one of my bosses, John Petry. John always said that if a customer did not see it my way, it was not because the customer was not bright, but that I had not explained it in a way the customer could under stand. If conflict springs up, it may be that the other person does not understand. Explain again, but explain using another perspective and differ ent words. Remember the definition of crazy is to do something again and again in the same way and expect different results. upon which you both agree. You may find that, after eliminating all the things that both parties agree on, there will be little left to disagree about. To do this, break the conflict down into parts and discuss them one by one. terproductive act and can do damage long after the original conflict is over. At all costs, avoid referring to the other person in a derogatory manner. Even an apology offered later will not erase completely the pain of the original words spoken. Better not to speak words that hurt. yourself. If you feel a conflict starting, take a few minutes to gather your thoughts before firing off the first round. If you do, that first round may not need to be fired. By thinking before speaking, you may head off the problem before it begins, and certainly you can lessen the possibility of a knock-down, drag-out war. At times, conflicts are unavoidable and even useful, but they should not be a way of life. They use up a lot of the energy we could be using to achieve our goals. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network, that 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: Calming and avoiding conflicts 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Wes Mullins ............................. Publisher wmullins@mmprintinc.comChere Simmons ...... Editor/Creative Direc.chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister ........... Associate Editor carol@observernews.netMitch Traphagen ................... Online Editormitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher .......... 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The Hillsborough-Grown Consumer Directory features a searchable listing of locally grown products sold directly to the public. To be listed in the free directory, agribusinesses can register online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ HillsGrown. Hillsborough County Agribusiness Development recognizes the growing movement known as locavore: consumers whose diets consist only of principally locally grown or produced food items. A variety of crops and goods can be produced year-round in Hillsbor ough County, and the new sites Hillsborough Grown Product Availability link at www.Hillsbor oughCounty.org/locavore provides a listing of which crops are avail able and when. For more information, call Simon Bollin, agricultural industry development manager, at 813276-2735. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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Doors Open 5:30 p.m. Early Birds 6:30 p.m. Regular Games 7:00 p.m. 106 11th Ave. NE, Ruskin, FL 813-645-1714 How to sell high: avoid these three mistakes when selling your homeHillsborough County When you decide to sell your home, setting your asking price is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Depending on how a buyer is made aware of your home, price is often the rst thing he or she sees, and many homes are discarded by prospective buyers as not being in the appropriate price range before theyre even given a chance of showing. Your asking price is often your homes rst impression, and if you want to realize the most money you can for your home, its imperative that you make a good rst impression. This is not as easy as it sounds, and pricing strategy should not be taken lightly. Pricing too high can be as costly to a homeseller as pricing too low. Taking a look at what homes in your neighborhood have sold for is only a small part of the process, and on its own is not nearly enough to help you make the best decision. A recent study, which compiles 10 years of industry research, has resulted in a new special report entitled Homesellers: How to Get the Price You Want (and Need). This report will help you understand pricing strategy from three different angles. When taken together, this information will help you price your home to not only sell, but sell for the price you want. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report, call toll-free 1-800-6653797and enter 1016. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to learn how to price your home to your maximum nancial advantage.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 You gotta hear this guy!!Southside Baptist Church4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Sun City, FL 33586 813-645-4085 RICHARD COSS Caring Castle nets more than 1 ton of food for hungry By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.net South County opened its hearts and pantries in February, donating 2,600 pounds of food to the Have a Heart Caring Castle food drive benefiting hungry families. The nonperishable staples will be distributed to six of the areas largest food banks. Everyone gave from their heart, and it really showed, said Roseanne Korfant of Sun City Centers JSA Medical Group. She came up with the idea to not only feed South Countys growing number of hungry families but also to raise awareness of an issue sometimes consigned to holiday season. We wanted to raise awareness, she said, that its not just during the holidays that people are hungry, but its every day of the year. I went to each of these food banks, and you see the empty shelves sometimes and you witness the dedication of the people who work there and what they go through every day trying to feed people. Inspired by the success of the effort, Korfant is already laying the groundwork for a similar drive next year. We already have people and businesses who want to come on board, and I think this is something the community will be looking for next year, she said. Local food banks benefiting from South Countys first Caring Castle were The Lords Lighthouse, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Good Samaritan Mission, Beth-El Mission, St. Anne Church and Life Church. The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current backed the monthlong drive with design, print and editorial support, providing weekly updates on the amount of food collected and feature stories on the food banks benefiting from the effort. DANIELLE HURT PHOTOSAmong the volunteers pitching in to build the final Caring Castle at JSA Medical were, from left, Carmela Salerno, Rosie Korfant, Alisja Opacic, Don Jones, and Jack Lowell. It was an awesome event where the community came together and Rosie really did a tremendous job, said Wes Mullins, CEO of M&M Printing, parent company of The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current. I am excited by the amount of donations that came in, and this is something we will definitely get behind next year. It comes at a good time for the food pantries because they have already gone through Christmas and they need to try to restock their shelves, so I think this is a good time for it. Putting their own unique twist on the drive, organizers built a castle using canned goods and other nonperishable foodstuffs as bricks as donations arrived at JSA Medicals Sun City Center Office. The castle was redesigned and rebuilt weekly as donations rolled in. Jack Lowell, a Sun City Center resident who helped build the Caring Castle, was pleased to see the number of donations, and would like to see the effort repeated next year. We owe something to the people we live with, otherwise we are just animals, he said. We have to help each other, and this is certainly as good as anything we could do. The amount of food donated for the drive demonstrates the heart of the South County community, said Don Jones, a Riverview volunteer. We have people in our community who are unemployed, and the elderly on fixed incomes who have a hard time making ends meet, so this is something that helps them put a nutritious meal on the table. The volunteers were great, said Korfant, who also cited the decision by Publix to post ads for the drive in their local stores as a major factor behind the success of the effort. Publix putting up our posters that were designed by the Observer also led to people coming in with bags and bags of food, she said. f

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MARCH 6, 2014 7 Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary SchoolThe following children have been named Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary School in a program sponsored by South Shore Kiwanis: Luke Benigni, Isabella Carroll, Cory Conner, Jaren Coronado, Savannah Downing, Kassidy Dukes, Bryce Evans, Ashlyn Ford, Ashlyn Gale, Remi Geitner, Adam Hansford, Zane Hardy, Jeremiah Izett, Hayden Jones, Mason Jones, Nathaly Luevano, Lisa Lynch, Eliana Marvin, Nick Mercer, Ryan Mercer, Matthew Meredith, Jose Meza, Abby Moose, Madison Morris, Alexis Nastri, Kamran Patel, Nevaeh Profit, Jaeden Rasmussen, Ana Rosenberg, Sadie Sherman, Gabriella Simmons, Taylor Simon, Alaynah Sniezek, Connor Sutton, Bryce Teagus, Katherine Verrando, Kennedy Warbritton, Olivia Wilson and Daniel Wright. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce took another step back in time this year. This time it went to the Roaring s in order to host its 20th Annual Golf Tournament. Some of the mobsters (also known as players) wore their knickers and tams while playing the course and drinking from Riverview Mortgage Bootleggers beverage cart. Other members of the committee and some of the sponsors sported zoot suits and flapper dresses. All this fun took place at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club on Feb. 22. There was plenty of pretournament excitement as the mobsters visited with sponsors all along Al Capone Alley. They were there to register, pick up snacks and goodies, buy raffle tickets, purchase balls for the Bryan Hindman Electric Ball Drop and grab a bite of lunch. Bob Palombi of Oragno Gold served up freshly grilled hot dogs alongside chips and queso from Qdoba Mexican Grill and fruit-filled crpes from Village Inn Restaurant. Sponsors Costco, JJ Taylor and Pepin Distributing supplied other snacks and beverages. The $10,000 Puttin on the Ritz putting contest was sponsored by Ed Morse Cadillac of Brandon, while the Magruder Insurance Agency sponsored a $20,000 Holein-One Contest. Pearson Capital, Inc. sponsored the Bobby Jones closest-to-the-pin contest, which was won by the Dynamic Painting USA team. The Lucky Lindy longest-drive contest was sponsored by Walsh Commercial Cleaning. Tanya and Ryan Walsh presented prizes to Jill Andrew and Ron Hogg. The Charlie Chaplin chipping contest had two winners as well. Bradley Foster of AutoNation Nissan Brandon, sponsor of the contest, presented prize packs to Andy Bottner and Jon Copple. This years winning team award went to the team from P.F. Auto Glass: Pat Fore, Ron Hogg, John VanHorn and Jona Alei were each presented with crisp $100 bills, as well as the bragging rights of winning the GRCC 20th annual Golf Tournament. Organizers also thank the tournaments All That Jazz sponsors: Century 21 Beggins Joe Eletto, The Mosaic Co., P.F. Auto Glass Inc., Glisson Inspection Services Inc., Preservation 1st Financial Group LLC, and Rodan + Fields. Also, many kudos and much appreciation went to the committee who put the event together under the leadership of Chairman Mike Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, and co-chair Jennifer King, Rodan + Fields. Mark your calendars for next years tournament to be held at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.Riverview Chambers 20th annual golf tournament termed a great success WILLIAM KIRKLAND PHOTOThe winning team at the tournament was from P.F. Auto Glass: Pat Fore, Ron Hogg, John VanHorn and Jona Alei. Team members were awarded $100 bills. Riverview Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Florida Hospital CentraCareOn Feb. 28, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on behalf of Florida Hospital Centra Care in honor of its grand opening. Centra Cares brand-new Riverview location is along Bloomingdale Avenue. The group present at the ribbon cutting learned about the convenient online appointment scheduler and was HUTH AND BOOTH PHOTO given tours of the facility. Centra Cares board-certified adult and pediatric-trained doctors are accessible seven days a week, with some centers open until midnight. Centra Care is designed to be an affordable alternative to the emergency room for urgent, non-lifethreatening medical care. Every location offers convenient, $25 flu shots and treats broken bones, infections, allergies and pediatric concerns as well as orthopedic conditions and stomach problems. When you need care, consider Centra Care, 10222 Bloomingdale Ave. Or visit its website to schedule an appointment: www.centracare. org. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedFree Open Source Software Programs & O/S Tuesday, March 11 at 3 p.m. For adults. An introduction to free open-source software alternatives to commonly used programs. Discover free alternatives to Microsoft Office products, Photoshop, even a completely free alternative to Windows O/S Ubuntu. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour before the start of the program. Computer Tutor Wednesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. For adults. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour before the start of the program.Lifeguard openings at E.G. Simmons ParkHillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is looking for part-time lifeguards to serve at both E.G. Simmons Park and Lithia Springs Park. Duties for the summer season lifeguards typically begin as the public school year ends, and this years pay has been increased to $10.06 per hour. To qualify, candidates must be at least 16 years of age and a current high-school student, a high-school graduate or must possess a GED certification. In addition, candidates must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification, current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification, and a current American Red Cross First Aid certification. Training to obtain the required American Red Cross Lifeguard certifications can be provided through Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. A job description and application can be found online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/jobapp. Talking to kids about healthy lifestyle is topic at Brandon Hospital seminarThe Pediatric Center at Brandon Regional Hospital will host a seminar entitled Talking to Your Children About a Healthy Lifestyle at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. This is the second seminar in The Weight is Over, a series aimed at helping parents and young children understand the physical and mental challenges of obesity, and how to live healthy lives through lifestyle changes. The seminar will be held in the Oakfield Medical Plaza, Classroom B (across the street from the hospital). The seminar will be conducted by Dr. John Monaco, pediatric intensivist, and medical director of www.allstride.com. Monaco is author of Too Small to Be Big and Slim and Fit Kids: Raising Healthy Children in a Fast Food World. In this program, Monaco will conduct an interactive group discussion offering adults ways in which they can address living a healthy lifestyle with their children. He will discuss how to approach healthy eating, physical activity and weight discussions. Children five and over are welcome to attend. The hospitals childlife specialist will conduct a group discussion and have activities for the children. The seminar is free. For more information and to register for this program, call 813-653-1065 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital.com. Business slow? Need to advertise? Call The Observer News 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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MARCH 6, 2014 9 Opening speciaLsaturday, march 8th Mon. Sat. 10am to 4pm Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Dogs and cats dont outgrow their allergies the way children do, so a lifelong, integrated allergy-management program must be created for each individual pet. ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY DENTAL IMPLANT and PERIODONTAL EXAM Web: www.bradentonperio.com | Email: trubino@bradentonperio.comBRING or MENTION THIS AD 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 the firm worked out with the federal government after a dike at its Riverview plant broke and contaminated local waters in 2004. Heavy rains from Hurricane Frances that year broke the back of the companys dike, sending 60,000 gallons of contaminated water into Archie Creek, killing vegetation and fish. The creek flows into Tampa Bay. Mosaic has since spent $30 million to improve water-storage capacity at the Riverview fertilizer plant. We can now handle up to 80 inches of rain, Townsend said. One of the largest agro-chemical companies in the world, with mines in Central Florida and North Carolina, Mosaic provides fertilizer to farmers in 40 countries. Most of the fertilizer used in the U.S. comes from Florida phosphate mines, much of it mined by Mosaic in Polk County. The restoration project includes digging a 1,500-foot-long by 50-foot-wide channel through the mangrove habitat, breathing new life into the mangroves. The mangroves are currently cut off from any real tidal flow by a marina built in the 1950s and since abandoned. Tidal flows are the lungs of mangroves; without it, the plants grow in on each other, eventually leading to a mangrove heart attack that kills the mangroves and turns them into mudflats. One acre of the property, clearly visible from overhead photos, has already turned into a mudflat. Mangroves are the heartbeat of Tampa Bay, said Roy Lewis III, president of Lewis Environmental Services, the Riverview company that designed the restoration project. Its where juvenile fish hang out and mature and move into the bay. Tampa Bay has lost 40 percent of its mangroves over the last 100 years, and, as a direct result, commercial and recreational fishing have declined. The restoration project will bring new life to the mangroves, securing their future for hundreds of years, Lewis said. When its done, there will be four tides a day flushing through the property, and when the tide is ripping, you will see a significant amount of fish coming through, Lewis said. Reopening the mangroves to the natural flow of the tide will also involve dredging a 1,000-footlong and 5-foot-deep channel in the existing waterway, bringing a healthy flow of water into the area. Engineers also built a bridge over the new channel. While the tides will breathe new life into the mangroves, the new oyster beds, also part of the restoration project, will help clean that water before it enters the area. Some 5,650 square feet of rock will be used in the project for the oyster beds.Gibsonton wetlands restoration project

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In the last 10 years, shows at the Rollins have attracted more than 60,000 theatergoers from all over South County and beyond, said Ellen Kleinschmidt, the current president and music director of the PAC. Besides the money spent to renovate the theater, the group has sponsored more than 30 benefit performances, including one for the internationally known Make a Wish Foundation. In addition, the group has provided acting and performing activities for more than 50 local people who love the theater, concerts and other performing arts. Currently playing is Valentines on Route 66, with approximately $3,000 (so far) going to the American Cancer Society from first-night ticket sales and items such as Valentines cups and T-shirts for sale at the shows. The last showings of this production are March 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee March 8 at 2:30. Tickets are $12 and are available in the Sun City Center Atrium kiosk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or by credit card with a telephone call to 813-400-7803. The story of Valentines concerns fictional television personality Phoebe Snow, who is losing a battle with a disease she has been fighting for years. She decides to take a trip in a yellow Corvette along U.S. Route 66, made famous by the 1960s television show Route 66, with its unforgettable theme, Get Your Kicks on Route 66. The show is filled with colorful characters bad guys laughter and tears as cast members describe an experience you have to see for yourself to feel. For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been the official sponsor of More Birthdays, a way to transform cancer from deadly to preventable, Kleinschmidt said. The cast and crew of this production have all been affected by cancer in one way or another, and in an effort to give back to help celebrate More Birthdays, have pledged to donate a percentage of the proceeds, Kleinschmidt said. Teri Council, the shows cowriter with Kleinschmidt, says she had no idea just how emotional the ride of this particular theme would be. I dont live in Sun City Center, Council said. But I have lived in the South County area all my life. PAC has touched my life in so many ways I cant even express them all. Less than a year ago, the PAC sponsored Teris son Alex, a talented young singer, dancer and actor, on a trip to New York City. They gave me a grant that allowed me to attend a musical theater camp this past summer, Alex said. I got a manager, and since then, I have auditioned for some of the biggest casting directors in New York City. His dreams of a future life to be based around acting was written in a feature story in The Observer News, the The SCC Observer and The Current last summer, and is still available in the archives at www. observernews.net. People like Barbara Brtva, PACs current executive producer and box-office and stage manager, point out the need for a new theater because the current theater only has 200 seats and some of its equipment is in need of upgrade again. Hearing the laughter, seeing the tears and watching the numerous talented people who have performed, bringing such joy to others, has made the dream of a larger, better-equipped theater a dream of mine, Brtva said. Judy Brown, head of the PAC Tech Team, agrees. I think a new theater is vital to the future, she said. 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Robocall scams Whenever you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, its a robocall. Youve probably gotten robocalls about candidates running for office, or charities asking for donations. These robocalls are legal and allowed. But if the recording is a sales message, and you havent given your written permission to get calls from the company on the other end, the call is illegal. In addition to the phone calls being illegal, their pitch most likely is a scam. Some common robocall scams that are making the rounds these days are offering lower credit card interest rates, mortgage relief, free vacations, medical alert devices or home security systems, or they falsely notify you about changes in your health benefits or bank account. But be aware that new scams are constantly evolving, and they all have only one goal in mind to get your personal and financial information. The reason for the spike in robocalls is technology. Fraudulent robocallers are using autodialers that can send out thousands of phone calls every minute for an incredibly low cost, and are very difficult to trace. When these kinds of calls come in, your caller ID usually displays spoofed (fake) numbers, or just says unknown. Protect yourself Your first step to limiting at least some unwanted calls is to make sure your phone number is registered with the National Do Not Call Registry (see donotcall.gov or call 888382-1222). This, however, will not stop telemarketing scams or illegal robocalls. Another tip, if you have a caller ID, is to simply not answer the phone unless you recognize the number. But if you do answer and its a robocall, you should just hang up the phone. Dont press 1 to speak to a live operator, and dont press any other How to guard against robocall scamsnumber to complain about the call or get your number off the list. 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12 MARCH 6, 2014 SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Bedtime Stories Thursday, March 6, 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, March 6, 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. Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, March 10, 10:30 a.m. Wee Artists (3-6 years, adult must be present) will join our art instructor and have a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Creative Artists: Lets Create Monday, March 10, 11:30 a.m. Creative Artists (7-11 years) will join our art instructor and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, March 10, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 10:05 a.m. For children ages up to 20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Alice Rocks Wonderland Monday, March 10, 2:30 p.m. For ages 5-12. Atlantic Coast Theatre For Youth pumps up the volume in this Rock Musical version of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. With a blend of original lyrics and music combined with Lewis Carrolls poetry, come and experience this familiar story in an exciting theatrical style. This program is during Spring Break Week. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, March 11, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, March 11, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 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. Cinderella Goes Disco Wednesday, March 12, 2:30 p.m. For ages 5-12. Cinders does not believe in fairy tales and happy endings until her stepmother appears and tells her the story of Beauty and the Beast. Join us for this funny play with audience participation. This program is during Spring Break Week. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com. Riverview women host second annual Wine Tasting GalaThe Riverview Womans Club is sponsoring its second annual Wine Tasting Gala, Carnival, on Saturday, April 5, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Riverview. Last year, in the events first year, the Riverview Womans Club raised enough money to award four scholarships of $1,000 each to area high-school seniors. This year the club, and its newly formed nonprofit foundation, hopes to be able to raise even more. Carnival will celebrate the wine, food and music of South America. The evening will begin with winetasting on the patio, presented by A Time for Wine, of Tampa. This will be followed by dinner, entertainment and a wine pull. Opportunities for sponsorship are available at levels from $1,500 to $50. Individual tickets are $75 per person, and are available by calling Kitty Cunningham at 813394-0301.Worlds Worst 5K is this weekend in RiverviewThink youre in shape? Ready for a challenge? Then head on over to Bell Creek Nature Preserve, 10940 McMullen Road in Riverview, this Saturday for the Worlds Worst 5K, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is more than a normal 5K; there are stops along the way for additional fitness exercises/challenges. The cost is $25 for preregistration (at www.active.com); $35 the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the Mid Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8; the 5K begins at 9 a.m. Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for 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 Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. $8. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10 Blue Plate Special for Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $8. Menu: Corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings. No tickets sold after March 7. Monday, March 24 Blue Plate Special for Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $8. Menu: Pot roast with all the trimmings. No tickets sold after March 21. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is at 1630 U.S. Highwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone: 813-645-2089. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsFriday . ...............................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, March 8 . ..........5 p.m. Steak Dinner. 6:30 p.m. Music by .................................................... the Myakka Band. Sunday . ........................................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest (if enough people . ........................................................ turn out). $1 draft beer all day and evening.Monday. .............................6 p.m. Bingo. Tuesday . .............................$1 draft beer all day and evening. Wednesday. ........................Come on down and socialize. For more information, call 813-645-2922. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. Highway 41 N, has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW, 3rd Thursday each month. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, March 7 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8 Crew games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Sunday, March 9 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Beleave Teas holds ribbon cuttingShawn Geitner, owner of Beleave Teas, recently hosted a ribboncutting ceremony at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce office. Geitner is a resident of Apollo Beach and a devotee of gourmet loose-leaf tea. Her teas are grown, imported and shipped with quality and care. Beleave Teas offers such varieties as oolong, white, caffeine-free, black, chais, green, herbal tisanes, honeybush, rooibos and more. Call Shawn at 813-785-3187 or email support@beleaveteas.com to schedule a tea presentation for larger groups or a tea-tasting for smaller groups:www.beleaveteas.comManatee Agricultural Service offers fun classes in PalmettoThe Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service offers a variety of educational classes in March. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free and are held at 1303 17th St. W, Palmetto. Minimum workshop size is required; workshop size is limited. You can register in advance online via http://manatee.ifas.ufl.edu, or call 941-722-4524. What is that UGLY pipe in my yard? Thursday, March 6, 9-10:30 a.m. Manatee County Utility Department Cross Connection Control Program will provide a brief overview of why Manatee County requires a backflow, what is a cross connection and backflow, who is required to have a backflow device, and what the cross connection program consists of today. Growing and Caring for Orchids Saturday, March 8, 9-11 a.m. Robert Alexander, Master Gardener 2010, and John Dawson, Master Gardener 2007, will focus on the common species grown by amateurs. Content of the workshop will include the proper care of orchids from fertilization to propagation and solutions to common pests and diseases. Orchids will be available for purchase. Extension Master Gardener Plant ID Tour Riverview Pointe Preserve, Saturday, March 8, 9-11 a.m. Stroll through De Soto National Memorial and Riverview Pointe Preserve to learn more about Floridas native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Suitable for all ages. The hike begins in the parking area of the De Soto National Memorial Park and enters into the Riverview Preserve at 8250 DeSoto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Extension Master Gardener Plant ID Tour Robinson Preserve, Sunday, March 9, 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 St. NW, Bradenton. Butterfly Gardening and Life Cycle, Saturday, March 15, 9-11 a.m. Spread your wings and fly over to the South County Library for a program that will surely make you flutter. Learn how to identify and attract local butterflies to your own backyard by selecting the plants best suited to start a butterfly garden. Receive a free Photo Guide to help identify butterflies and host plants. (This is not a childrens program.) Register online or call the Extension Master Gardeners. Location: South Manatee Library, 6081 26th St. W, Bradenton.

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16 MARCH 6, 2014 You Dream It... We Build It. Serving This Community For 28 Years(813) 649-1599Lic.# CBC1250631 Visit us at: FREE ESTIMATES!FREEWindow UpgradesCASH John V. Dunne, MD, FACSBoard Certified 813-634-9260 In-Office Procedure Safe, Effective, Affordable MedicareLet a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon & Vein Specialist Eliminate Your Ugly Veins!Why Go Anywhere Else?Botox $11 per unit Juvederm Voluma $799 (New Cheek Filler)Radiesse 1.5 cc $625Sclerotherapy $175 (10 min session) 4020 State Road 674 Suite 2 Sun City Center www.ErasersInc.comNot included with other offers Expires March 31, 2014 PARRISH8348 U.S. 301 N.Corner of US 301 and Old Tampa/Erie Road, just past CVS941-723-1111VOTED BEST!www.FerrarosRestaurantGroup.comHOURS: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $5 Offany purchase of $25 or more$2 Offany lunchFerraros Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. Expires 3/13/14 Ferraros Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. Expires 3/13/14 CARDS 2 $22 Wednesday onlyChoose from: Baked Ziti, Pasta & Meatballs, Manicotti, Cheese Ravioli, Stuffed Shells, or Lasagna, with: 2 House Salads, 2 Soft Drinks, Garlic Bread, 2 Small Cannoli2 $22 Wednesdays & ThursdaysChoose from: Baked Ziti, Pasta & Meatballs, Manicotti, Cheese Ravioli, Stuffed Shells, or Lasagna, with: 2 House Salads, 2 Soft Drinks, Garlic Bread, 2 Small Cannolifor forFerraros Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. Expires 3/12/14 Ferraros Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. Expires 3/6/14 Approx. 19 minutes south of Sun City Center 2s are WILD on 2s are WILD on CHOOSE Y OUR WEDNESD AYWe welcome all our Friends from the SCC areaBring your family and friends.They will Thank You!Family Owned & OperatedMay your thoughts be as glad as the shamrock. May your heart be as light as a song. 3 Generations of Excellence! $40$32$25 $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONS331 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today 813.645.2000 CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers and Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLIVE MUSICEvery Wed. & Sat. 6-10 p.m.OPEN TO THE PUBLICOPEN Mon.Sun. 8 a.m.10 p.m. Food Served 8 a.m.8 p.m. Bright House NFL TV Sunday Ticket NEW SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITYB-I-N-G-OEVERY TUESDAY EVENING SPONSORED BY EXTEND-A-HAND ASSOCIATIONTUESDAY EVENINGS DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM GAMES START AT 6 PM ALL BINGO GAMES PAYING $50.00 PLUS (3) $250 JACKPOTS PLAY UP TO 21 CARDS FOR $20 PLUS NEW FIREBALL PULL TAB BINGO GAME, PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT STARTS AT $500 A GUARANTEED $100 PRIZE IF NOT HIT ON THE FIREBALL NUMBER!CALL 813-645-2935OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Adogable PetsPet Supplies & Grooming Salon4884 SCC Blvd., SCC(813) 419-4972 Mobile Grooming & More (813) 300-7902Please call for grooming appointments www.adogablepets.com Natural and Holistic Foods and Treats 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 DoryDory is a beautiful black and white kitten. Her mother is Nellie, a gorgeous tabby cat. Dory loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter, and really loves to chase the cat toys for hours. She is cute and adorable and would like to live at a forever home of her own. Visit this sweet little girl and give her that home. Dory has been spayed and she is current on her shots. As part of her adoption, Dory will be microchipped. DOB: April 25, 2013. MiloMilo is a wirehaired terrier mix with adorable spiky white hair. He is very friendly, gentle and appreciative when you spend time with him. Milo was relinquished to C.A.R.E. because his caregiver was leaving town for work. His previous owner said Milo is good with kids, cats and other dogs. Stop by C.A.R.E. to visit with Milo. As part of Milos adoption, he will be neutered, current on routine vaccinations, and microchipped. DOB: February 2013.

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MARCH 6, 2014 17 A merica s Fines t Carpetplus FREE Karaste p carpe t pad ($7/yd. value)$39Instal lationany size house, any size room, any carpetCOLORS PATTERNS DURABILITYMORE { SOUT H TAMPA 25440661 510 S out h MacDill Ave.CARROLLWOO 61-13621430 6 N. Dal e Mabr y Hwy.BRANDON 413-8313192 0 W Bra ndon Blvd.(Ac ross from Chilis)18 MONTHS SAME AS CAS NO INTEREST NAFFCOFL OORING & INT ERIORSSince 1937 Nobody OFFER S YOU MORE qualit y a t t his p rice! SAVEUP TO40% Anniversary celebration leads to monetary rewardsFriends, teachers, principals and the staff at The World of Suzie Vong beauty salon recently gathered to celebrate the salons 25th anniversary. The salon held a fundraiser for local teachers of the year 2013-14 and for the American Business Womens Associations scholarship fund. This year the ambitious group raised $2,700 for the teachers and the ABWA scholarship fund, which will benefit local graduating seniors. Pictured are local principals and winners of teacher of the year honors. Representing the principals are Roy Moral of Cypress Creek Elementary; Barbara Mercer, Apollo Beach Elementary; Michelle Carrick, Reddick Elementary; Allison Norgard, Sessums Elementary; and Lisa Almos, Ruskin Elementary. Teachers of the year are Linda Wootton, Cypress Creek Elementary; Alder Titus, Apollo Beach Elementary; Sam Williams, Reddick Elementary; Janet Shaffer, Sessums Elementary; Sophavy Vann, Ruskin Elementary; and Therese Hanshaw, Wimauma Elementary. The World of Suzie Vong beauty salon is located at 3820 SR 674 in the Cypress Village Shopping Center, near Home Depot. Woof! Meow! Chirp? Oliver marks fifth year in businessOliver & Company Pet Sitting is celebrating its fifth year in the business of caring for local pets. Owner Oliver Tort started the business in February 2009 after pet sitting as a second job. With encouragement from his mother, local real estate agent Claire Tort, Oliver saw the potential of going full time with his pet-sitting business. Oliver & Company serves Ruskin, Apollo Beach and Sun City Center with daily in-home visits for cats, dogs or birds. The visits can include feeding, walking, watering, litter-box cleaning, administering medication and lots of personal attention. Services can also include plant watering, mail and newspaper pickup, or other tasks that an absent homeowner may need. He also offers pet taxi services, is licensed, bonded, insured and a member of Pet Sitters International. Whole Home DehumidiersSAVE YOU MONEY! There is no practical way to eliminate mold indoors; the way to control indoor mold growth is control moisture. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mold needs a few simple things to grow and multiply; Moisture and Nutrients (Food) Of these, controlling excess moisture is the key to preventing and stopping indoor mold growth. Minnesota Department of HealthCall: 813.684.9919 www.SunAirTampa.comRegister to WIN a FREE* Aprilaire (1730A) Whole Home Dehumidier Visit us at the Kings Point Community Festival *installation not included UN The name of the company was inspired by Olivers sister, Magali Tort, after the popular Disney movie of the same name. Call 813-767-7225 or email olivertort@aol.com to schedule a meet-andgreet with your pet. Visit www. PetSit.com/oliverandcompany to see photos and referrals of satisifed customers. Oliver has many friends and family to thank for his five-year success story. Ruskin Animal Hospital offers his business card to those inquiring about a pet sitter. Thanks to Dr. Ott and Ruskin Animal Hospital, nearly half of Olivers business over the past five years has come directly from their referrals, Oliver said. Oliver & Company Pet Sitting is looking forward to meeting you and your pets.

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18 MARCH 6, 2014 www.SouthBayHospital.com South Bay Hospital offers free health education seminars to help keep you living healthy.Healthy Living Series Consult-a-Nurse helpline at 1-888-685-1595 to register for a seminar. Foods to Prevent Tummy Troubles Carole Miller, Registered and Licensed Dietician Treatment Options for Back Pain Dr. Larry Fishman, Neurosurgeon Colorectal Cancer Prevention Dr. Ashok Dhaduvai, Gastroenterologist As Mosaic produces essential phosphate crop nutrients to help the world grow the food it needs, our 3,000-plus Florida employees are unwavering in our commitment to wildlife stewardship. Mosaic has pioneered wildlife relocation techniques and created prime habitats, as well as nancially supported wildlife rehabilitation and education. Weve worked with regulators to develop the largest scrub jay population in Southwest Florida; weve reclaimed numerous popular shing lakes; and we own and help fund an island sanctuary that is home to as many as 18,000 pairs of native water birds. At Mosaic, we are dedicated to the protection of local wildlife, and equally dedicated to the creation of local jobs and economic opportunities. Join in Mosaics promise at www.mosaicco.com/promise.Roseate Spoonbill Richard T. Paul Ala a Bank Bird Sanctuary Hillsborough Bay, FloridaThats our promise.Were growing a future for creatures great and small. $925Complete, No Add-Ons813-645-6130Zipperers Funeral Home www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com Several community groups and classes at JSA Medical, particularly the line-dance class, also donated food for the drive. As word of the food drive spread, donations came in all shapes and sizes. Korfant said, A colleague from JSA was purchasing a large bag of canned goods from the local grocery store and explaining to the cashier that she was making the purchase for the food drive, Caring Castle nets more than 1 ton of food for hungrywhen the lady behind her said, Id like to pay for those groceries. My colleague was in total shock when she asked the donor why she would like to do that. The woman calmly replied, just because I want to. The stories of hungry children resonate with Carmela Salerno, a Caring Castle volunteer and a seasonal resident of Sun City Center from Canada. It touches me to see those children, Salerno said. No child should have to go hungry. I have children and I cannot fathom how children could go without food, said volunteer Alisja Opacic. Children are innocent victims. Among the other volunteers pitching in for the drive were: Janice Wideman, John Korfant, Dottie Holcomb, Lou Chiacchere, Lucy Chiacchere, Emma Peterman, Lucy Vazquez, Steve Sciuga and Mike Stryker. The outpouring of donations for the drive was no surprise to William Cruz Jr., executive director of Wimaumas Good Samaritan Mission, one of the food pantries benefiting from the food drive. We as Americans are always watching out for each other, he said, especially when adversity hits and people are having a hard time. They know their neighbors are there to help them. Giving to others not only helps those in need but the donor as well, said Cruz, who would also like to see the program continue as an annual event. It keeps the needs of the community front and center, he said, and people feel good when they are helping their neighbors. DANIELLE HURT PHOTODerrick Law, a volunteer at Riverviews Life Church Food Pantry, turned out early Monday morning to collect the pantrys share of the Caring Castle Food Drive donations.f Showing at the Ruskin Family Drive-In this week:Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7:00 p.m. on Sundays.MARCH 7 13: 7:30 p.m. Mr. Peabody & Sherman 9:10 p.m. RobocopRRuskin Family DDrive-IIn 5011 UUS HHwy 41 NN. 813-645-1455 www.ruskinfamilydrivein.com For more information on these movies go to www.imdb.com

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MARCH 6, 2014 21 As of March 10 we will be accepting lot reservations for 2015Find an abundance of fun and activity at our charming, country-style resort: Hurry! Call today to reserve (813) 645-7652 and get$10 off rst months rent Age 50+ park Now accepting Passport America or visit us at RUSKIN, FL 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows DONATE!CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS, RVs Please Help FightFULLY TAX DEDU CTIBLE RECEIVE BLUE BOOK V ALUE800-714-3575 American Childrens SocietyFlorida Reg. #CH11978 An IRS Recognized Non-Pro t 501(c)3 OrganizationMaking a difference for a child!We also accept collectibles, appliances, furniture, etc.R ecei pts on the sp ot and IRS forms sent directly to you!F AST & FR EE PICK UPVehicles Running or Not NO RestrictionsFREE $200 Gas Rebate CardWITH YOUR VEHICLE DONATION. CALL FOR DETAILS. (813) 641-3603205 W. Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570accountantapollobeach.com Are You Paying Too Much Tax?Ask Someone Who Will Make Sure You Are Not! take the time to investigate your situation and to NEW CLIENT COUPON OFFER$40 Off! The Lords Lighthouse awarded grant from the Community FoundationThe Lords Lighthouse Ministry, a not-for-profit organization in Ruskin, was recently awarded a $1,000 grant as part of a large donation to Feeding America made by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The Lords Lighthouse Mission assists the below-the-poverty-line and homeless population in south Hillsborough County by providing food to the needy, in particular to lowor no-income families. Through its food pantry, the Mission serves a food bag to more than 250 families every week. The Lords Lighthouse is at 815 E. College Ave., Ruskin. For more information about the Ministry, visit lordslighthouse.org, call the missions office at 813-641-7100 or call Pastor Bill Cruz Sr. and Dora Cruz at 813-321-9723.

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22 MARCH 6, 2014 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Our patients say it bestDr. Davis provided compassionate care. He was patient, kind and professional. I felt very safe and con dent with his diagnosis! ~ Seville P. Fellowship-Trained Cornea Specialist and LASIK & Cataract Surgeon Specialized Training and Expertise in: Advanced Lens Implants/Crystalens, ReSTOR, Toric, Cornea Transplants/DSEK, Dry Eye Disease Your Eye CareTrustto Specialists.Je rey Davis, M.D.Call today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Je rey Davis.Medicare & Most Insurance Plans Accepted.Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Help with Food & MedicineTHE MARY PETRO FUNDLocated at United Community Church Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-2pmMary Petro, a former resident of Sun City Center, left a donation to the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. The Community Foundation asked the United Community Church to administer a program and Kings Point who are in dire need of assistance with the cost of food and / or medicine. UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTERPayments may be made only to the providers of food and / or medicine, not the individuals. EligibilityRecipients must be legal, full-time residents of Sun City Center or Kings Point. The maximum annual income for individual recipients is $17,000 and $22,000 for couples. Exceptions may be made for unusual circumstances.Accessing ServicesA person who is a Sun City Center or Kings Point resident may make application for assistance at the Mary Petro Fund Ofce after showing his or her photo ID card from either of those two communities.FundingFunds to assist qualied residents are provided from the Mary Petro Fund for Food and Medicine, and are based on guidelines established by the Mary Petro Advisory CouncilDocumentation Needed Please bring with you:A current ID card from the SCC Community Association or the Kings Point Federation. Your most recent IRS Tax Return or, if you dont le a tax return, other documentation of your income. It will be returned to you immediately.Upon Arrival at the M.P. OfceYou will be asked to complete an application form. You may be asked to call your pharmacist to conrm the cost of your medication NOTE: ALL SERVICES RENDERED ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.Take SR 674 to North Pebble Beach Blvd.; turn North and proceed to the intersection of N. Pebble Beach Blvd. and LaJolla Ave. The church is on the left. Enter the Mary Petro Traditional Burial& Cremation with ConfidenceAffordable Burial Packages For families & individuals who are looking for traditional burial options that meet their nancial needs, National Cremation & Burial Society has several packages to choose from.We offer Complete Traditional Funeral Services with PersonalizationA Traditional Service is a way for family, friends and associates to gather to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.813-645-3231308 East College Ave., Ruskin National Cremation&BURIAL SOCIETY 813-633-7333Fax 813-633-6420Tax PreparationCall today for your appointment and receive your FREE Tax OrganizerTax PreparationCall today for your appointment and receive your FREE Tax Organizer Tax Services, Inc. No Charge (39 yrs exp.)Located in the Payant Financial Plaza1653 Sun City Center Plaza, SCC, FL 33573 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 Goodson Produce MarketC.R. 672 E. (3-1/3 miles east of 301) Balm, FL(813) 634-7790 Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. -6 p.m. Orphan Train is topic at genealogy meetingThe Tuesday, March 18, meet ing of the South Bay Genealogi cal Society will feature Patti Kirk describing the Orphan Train program. The Orphan Train was a social welfare attempt, starting in the 1850s, to take 220,000 orphaned and/or homeless children off the streets of crowded Eastern cities and send them to live with Western frontier families. It was the start of todays fosterchildren programs and had an important impact on genealogy. The meeting will be held in the Royal Palm Room of Little Harbor Resort, Ruskin, following a noon luncheon ($13). For reservations or more information, call Terri Cardoza at 813-6335172 by Wednesday, March 12.Eastern Hillsborough Community Band kicks off 5th anniversary concert seriesThe Eastern Hillsborough Community Band, a 55-piece concert band, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of concerts throughout the community. The community is invited to the concert series, entitled A Memorable Evening. The band will perform Stevie Wonder in Concert, The Beatles Remembered, big-band music by George and Ira Gershwin, and several other pieces. Performance dates and locations are: Brandon, 115 Knights Ave., Brandon. $5 suggested donation at the door. 10719 Rice Creek Drive, Riverview. $5 donation at the door. 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. $5 suggested donation at the door. The band is conducted by Ken Watts. For more information about the band, call 813-569-1771, email info@ehcb.org or visit www.ehcb.org.Charting a course for charter schoolsCharter schools will be the pri-mary focus at the next South Shore Democratic Club monthly meeting on Thursday, March 13. Mickey Caster, past president of the local League of Women Voters, will talk about the organizations recently completed study on charter schools, plus she will also discuss the proposed Florida Constitutional Amendment One and the Florida Water and Land Legacy Amendment. Attend and gain insight into the controversial issues that face all Flor ida voters in November. The meeting location is the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. The program begins at 1:30 p.m., with refreshments and socializing starting a half-hour earlier. All Democrats and like-minded individuals are urged to attend the meeting. For more information, visit www. southshoredemocraticclub.org as well as Facebook at www.facebook.

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MARCH 6, 2014 23 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: SC0-2 this year. Live music is scheduled for the entire festival, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the Doby Elementary Little Kids Rock Band kicking things off for numerous local and regional acts, including Stacey Knights, the Dixie Rose Band, and LadyHawke, among others. While artists and even vendors come from around the country to attend the festival, as much as the community remains a focus of the event, so too do local artists. Pamela Vasquez is a teacher for gifted students at Doby Elementary School in Apollo Beach. She is also an artist, a photographer with a growing reputation for her work. Two years ago one of her photos was selected for the art festival Tshirt. This year, shell be displaying her work in her own booth. The photo chosen for the T-shirt, taken at Little Harbor Resort, will be available on canvas, along with her many stunning photos from Tampa Bay, Belize and beyond. When I taught in Wimauma and was driving to work, I would see a picture every five seconds, Vasquez said. I feel like I see a picture in my mind. When I look at the Skyway, I can see a snapshot, but I try to completely avoid that and I try to take what I see, in my mind, is an amazing picture. I see something, I cant really articulate it, but I might see a stone like that, and Ive seen the Skyway like that. Her photo of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on canvas is certainly no mere snapshot she brings the bridge to life with her use of color and light. For snowbirds returning home for the summer, she provides an opportunity to take with them a captured moment of time in the Tampa Bay area. Vasquez hopes people will visit her booth, if for nothing else but to look around. As both a patron of art shows and an exhibitor, she understands both sides of the equation for artists and art lovers. It can be very intimidating, she said. I just want people to enjoy my images. I hope people get out of it something that brings them a moment of happiness or calm. Vasquez grew up in Belize and traveled frequently to Scotland and New York. She has seen a wide variety of the world through her photographic eye and has honed her skills in capturing what she sees in her minds eye. When I was eight, my dad gave me an old camera from my grandfather, she said. He taught me how to use it, how to compose. It was all manual, and I wouldnt let go of it. For my graduation when I was 17, I got a Canon AE-1. I still have it. Though she has since moved on to digital photography, her compositions remain as unique as she is. I cant describe it, its just something that, when I get behind the camera, composing scenes...I seem to have a natural eye to do that. She is master of light, seeing shadows and patterns. She finds unusual ways to use an off-camera flash or two to bring heartfelt, palpable emotion to a scene. To light it as she sees it in her mind, in a way that fires the imagination in a most welcoming manner. In one photo, she uses a radio-controlled flash to light up the steps and doorway of a beach cottage at dusk in Belize. In another photo, she submerged a radio-controlled flash in a fountain using a Ziploc bag, bringing forth subtle but beautiful light for the subject of the photo. She photographs weddings and family portraits, but capturing nature and the outdoors remains her favorite setting. As a result, she combines the two, revealing the wonder of human nature in nature itself. Famed photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said: To photograph is to hold ones breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. Its at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. That describes Pamela Vasquez and her purpose with her photography: to capture an all-too-fleeting reality in a beautiful way. And to bring joy to those who see it.There are so many photographers out there, she said. I try to make my work different, but its really in the eye of the beholder. Some of the images I find that people like a lot arent my favorites, and Im surprised by that. My goal is that if someone hangs my picture in their home, they get pleasure in it, that it brings them joy.The 22nd annual Manatee Festival of the Arts will be held on March 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the TECO SouthShore Events Center at 302 Noonan Branch Road in Apollo Beach. In addition to continuous live musical entertainment, the festival will also feature a childrens creativity area, a food court and adult beverages. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under admitted free. Parking is free, as is a shuttle to the Manatee Viewing Center. For information, visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org or call 813-645-1366.Manatee Festival of the Artsf SouthShore Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melanie Morrison, left, along with Executive Administrator Leslie Bennett and dozens of volunteers, have been hard at work to make this years art festival the best ever. Morrison expects to greet 10,000 visitors this weekend. MITCH TRAPHAGEN FILE PHOTOS The Manatee Festival of the Arts in Apollo Beach grows with each passing year, and the 22nd annual event promises to be no exception. In addition to fine art, continuous live music will be performed during the festival, kicking off on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Doby Elementary Little Kids Rock Band and following with several locally and regionally popular acts.

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24 MARCH 6, 2014 A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITYIndependent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled NursingDo you have joint pain that prevents you from being active? Our space-age Anti-Gravity Treadmill is the answer! Call today to learn how you can benet!Schedule a tour of our New MEMORY CAREand receive a complimentary copy of Alzheimers Basic Caregiving: an ABC Guideby author Kathy LaurenhueCall (813) 634-3347 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FLSunTowersRetirement.comAL Lic.#4991 OF Beth-El Mission graduated from East Bay High School, and whose daughter is in middle school, the mission has been a blessing. Education helps families look forward to some thing better in the future, she said. For me, it makes me value what I have. The mission currently feeds between 7,500 and 8,000 people monthly. That figure was closer to 4,000 when Moore took over as executive director in 2005. The overall economy and farmworkers continuing to live in the shadows, being undocumented, have contributed to the increase in the numbers, Moore said. Distributing up to four tons of food a week, the mission divides that into bags of staples such as rice, beans, flour, canned goods, cereal, pasta and bread. For some families, its the only food they have for the week. Thanks to donations from more than 100 Presbyterian and other local churches, the Community Foundation of Sun City Center, along with individual donations, Beth-El manages to keep its shelves stocked most of the time. One or two times a year we do run out of food, Moore said. Beth-El is also home to a thriving worship community and adult-education programs oper ated by the School District of Hillsborough County. Older farmworkers learn English and take classes in basic life skills such as family finances, parenting and understanding medicine labels. Preschool-age children are cared for and educated nearby, so the whole family is learning together. Mission field trips also give farmworker children experiences that most youngsters take for granted to the zoo, museums, bowling, movies or roller skating. In partnership with the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Beth-El is also home to a seasonal Migrant Head Start center and a 280-student charter school where children of farmworkers have a chance to succeed in school and go on to higher education. Legal services are provided by Bay Area Legal Services, a sepa rate nonprofit corporation on-site at Beth-El, with three full-time attorneys and their staff handling all types of civil law problems at no charge to low-income workers. Along with an active volunteer staff, the mission operates with only seven workers, five of whom are former farmworkers, and a pastor. Moore and his staff are always actively working to bring in dona tions. The group recently received a trailer load of Serta mattresses from Ohio. Its whats God tells us to, Moore said. To help the least, walk humbly, and do justice and serve our fellow man. The Hispanic farmworker is certainly here helping us, and we need to give back to them. The mission welcomes dona tions of food, especially rice and pinto beans, long-sleeve shirts and slacks as well as Walmart gift cards. The mission thrift store also accepts furniture, which mission workers can come pick up. Any unwanted household items would be a blessing to receive, Moore said. School supplies and backpacks are also welcome during the sum mer before school starts. For more information on the Beth-El mission, 18240 U.S. Highway 301, call 813-633-1548 or email dave@beth-el.info. DONT FORGET!This Sunday is Daylight Saving Time. Set your clocks ahead one hour!Patrons of FunFest 2014 will notice changesFunFest 2014 is March 15 at the Community Association Central Campus, 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. It will be filled with thousands of people seeking several hours of merriment with entertainment, exhibits and food. The fun starts promptly at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony at the bandstand and concludes at 3 p.m. This is the day Sun City Center invites the public to a showcase of its active senior lifestyle. Admission is free. This year the Main Tent for entertainment will be moved across Cherry Hills Boulevard to the east side of the Arts and Crafts Center. The shift allows rearrangement of club and vendor displays to make all of them accessible by sidewalk. There will also be a wider variety of food offerings and several new performers. Elvis (aka Bill Lindsey), The Dukes and Solid Gold will be returning for two performances in the Main Tent. Performance locations and times will be listed in The Observer News next week and in a handout at the event.All drivers, including vendors, should be aware that Cherry Hills will be closed to all traffic after 8:30 a.m. Golf carts are encouraged, and there will be designated parking for them on and around the campus. The Information Center parking lot is reserved for handicapped golf-cart parking and/or drop-off. Visitors are urged to park at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach and ride the shuttle buses. The free transportation starts at 8:45 a.m. from Community Hall, with the last bus departing at 3:30 p.m.For event information, email susan.muise@verizon.net or call 813-633-2479.

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MARCH 6, 2014 25 HUTH AND BOOTH PHOTORiverview Chamber welcomes 12 new membersThe February membership luncheon of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce was held at The Regent and catered by new chamber member, Coastal Catering. Pastor Charlie Lewis of Christ Community Church provided the days invocation. The 2014 Honorary Mayor of Riverview, Cliff Kennedy of Alley Cat Pest Control, led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Chamber President Joe Eletto of Century 21 Beggins welcomed everyone and introduced the board members, ambassadors and staff. Tony DelCastillo, Advertising Manager Tampa Bay Times Riverview Bureau, was welcomed to the podium as the days sponsor and speaker. Tony congratulated all of the recently named award winners from the GRCC Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony. He also talked about the many different facets of the Tampa Bay Times. Michael Beiter of Preservation 1st Financial Group informed the gathering of the success of this years GRCCs Roaring 20th Golf Tournament. He thanked the sponsors, players, committee members and volunteers for a job well done. Dixie Brady of Pilka and Associates invited anyone in the crowd between the ages of 18 and 43 to visit and meet the folks of the South Shore Young Professionals Association and perhaps participate in their upcoming professional clothing drive. During the luncheon, Elijah Heath of Edward Jones welcomed 12 new GRCC members, each of whom were awarded a 2014 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce membership plaque. New members: rell Green Bay Kids Riverview Branch Library Baby Time Thursday, March 6, 10:05 a.m. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children up to18 months and their caregivers. Toddler Time Thursday, March 6, 10:35 a.m. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. ABCs and 123s of Yoga Thursday, March 6, 11 a.m. For children 2 to 5 and their parent/caregivers. Kids benefit from yoga basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Game Zone Thursday, March 6, 2:30 p.m. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Yoga 101: Intro to Yoga for Adults Monday, March 10, 10:30 a.m. yoga. Participants will learn basic yoga postures and pranayama (yogic breathing). The class is moderately paced, allowing participants to leave with lots of energy. Participants should wear athletic or comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Mouse Skills & Keyboard Basics Monday, March 10, 2 p.m. Learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. Learn the keys on the computer keyboard. Limited to 12. Story Time Wednesday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. 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. For children 3-5 and their caregivers. Book Discussion: The House Girl by Tara Conklin Wednesday, March 12, 2 p.m. Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in a Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the perfect plaintiff to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves. President radio program, featuring President Jimmy Carter and CBS airs for the first time. Approxiradio studio during the two-hour broadcast. gelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the in the village of Caprese. His most important early work was the Pieta Mary. He extracted the two perfectly balanced figures of the Pieta from a single block of marble. son defeats James Bonecrusher heavyweight titles. At age 20, Tyson became the youngest undisputed heavyweight champion in boxing history. havoc on a Yankee squadron off tacked the U.S.S. Cumberland. the shots were, in the words of one observer, having no more effect than peas from a pop-gun. Barbie doll goes on display at the City. Barbie was the first massStates with adult features. Barbies appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German comic-strip character, and originally was marketed as a racy gag gift to adult men. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill BrysonDoubleday, $40One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill BrysonDoubleday, $28.95Reviewed by Larry Cox where he has lived for most of Notes from a Small Island became a bestseller on both sides of the pond and even triggered a celebrated television series. At Home, originally published in 2010, is being reissued in a special illustrated edition, while his latest book, One Summer: America, 1927, makes its debut. This is a cause for celebration. Shortly after Bryson moved into a former Church of England into a rooftop space in search of often are a collection of architectural bewilderments, he was not surprised to find a secret space in the attic. This experience inspired At Home, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home. At Home features the roomby-room journey of discovery of takes the reader into the kitchen for a discussion of nutrition and the spice trade, and the bedroom for an account of sex, sleep and death. rative that will cause you to see your dwelling in an entirely new light. One Summer: America, 1927, Bryson writes that there are certain seminal years when historical events seem to almost overwhelm, and He focuses on such happenings and personalities as Charles Lindbergh and his trans-Atlantic flight, Queens housewife Ruth Snyder and the murder of her corset-salesman husband, the antics of cigar-chomping Al Capone, baseball legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the flooding of the mighty Mississippi and much more. At Home and One Summer represent exceptional historical writing and are highly recommended. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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26 \000s eXi[hl[h\000d[mi\000\000\000iYY\000eXi[hl[h\000\000j^[\000Ykhh[dj MARCH 6, 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— \006\011\006\006\001\017\031\034\035\036\001\025\036\004\001\025\030\001 \001\024\037\035\032\031\033\002\001\017\021\001 \001\011\007\010\003\012\011\005\012 Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank) ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US: SUNDAY MORNINGS: Rev. Richard Nussel Phone: 645-1241 Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m. Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 \000HONE\032\000\026\023\024\015\022\023\022\030\000s\000&AX\032\000\026\023\023\015\026\026\027\020 www.popcc.org Masses: Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m. Confessions: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. www.unitycommunityofjoy.com 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than “Religion” Unity Henry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue \021\021\021\025\000$EL\000EBB\000%\016\000s\000UN\000#ITY\000#ENTER\014\000&, \021\023\020\021\000\016\016\000\(WY\016\000\024\021\000.\016\014\000USKIN\014\000&,\000s\000\026\024\025\015\021\021\022\021\000s\000 www.nbcor.org “Loving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders” Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. UNDAY\000-ORNING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\021\020\032\024\025\000A\016M\016 UNDAY\000%VENING\000ORSHIP\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\020\020\000P\016M\016 EDNESDAY\000\010ALL\000AGES\011\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\016\026\032\023\020\000P\016M\016\000 Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES: SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. ......................................... Traditional Service 10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. ....................................... Traditional Service 4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573 Phone/Fax: 813-633-5950 TRADITIONAL WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday 9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............Worship Wednesday 6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study FriendshipBaptistChurchSCC.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA \030\021\022\001BMMFZ\001'PSHF\001#MWE\017\001t\001VO\001$JUZ\001$FOUFS\015\001'-\001\024\024\026\030\024\016\026\024\026\025 FWFSFOE\001%BWJE\001"MMNBO\015\001BTUPS FMFQIPOF\033\001\031\022\024\016\027\024\025\016\022\023\032\023\001t\001FCTJUF\033\001TDDSFEFFNFS\017PSH Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. \JSTU\001\007\001IJSE\001VOEBZ\001t\001#JCMF\001$MBTT\001IVSTEBZ\001\022\021\001B\017N\017 PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP The Anointing Church "\016`SS\\000;O\\000]`\016`WdS\032\016A\032\016:\016’\016&\037!\033' \033$$"\036 www.theanointingchurch.com Area Places of Worship Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC Meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel ->}œ}'iU£££x\015\014iiLL\011` /…'`>]\\000*\037U\012>‡™UVV''œ} Do not be too moral. Be not simply good; be good for something. — Henry David Thoreau 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 Our Community Rev. Dr. Timothy Shirley Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m. \030\030\023\027\003\021\021\003\031\032\027\017\003:LPDXPD\017\003\\003\026\026\030\034\033\003‡\003\033\024\026\020\031\026\027\020\027\032\032\031 Pastor Tom Durrance Wimauma Church of God Area Obituaries \003 BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME Jan Burr Jan Burr died peacefully on February 22, at LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center. She was born in Detroit, Mich. on November 17, 1926. Jan was predeceased by her father and mother, Norm and Ernistine Carpenter, also of Sun City Center. She is survived by her two older sisters, Elaine and Shirley. Jan was the wife of her cherished, predeceased husband Arthur Burr, loving mother of Nancy (Corbin) Findlan and Jay (Patricia) NiemiecRobertson; grandmother to Erin and Justin (Shug) Findlan; and greatgrandmother to Shaki Das, Adi, Kaya and Asha, the beautiful children of Justin and Sunyata Findlan. Not to be content there, she was the stepmother to Art’s children: David (Nicolle) Burr, Chris (Tony) Santavicca, Larry (Vicki) Burr; Patti (Steve) Belsley, Jim (Lisa) Burr, and Suzane (Paul) Bonkowski; including 14 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. As a resident of Sun City Center for more than 30 years, Jan was very active in the local art groups, winning several awards for her watercolors. In addition, she was an avid golfer, bridge player and a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Jan’s tenacity, determination, many strengths and uncanny ability to swing a golf club and talk at the same time will be missed by those who knew and loved her. Jan’s son and daughter would especially like to thank her dear friend Betty Crawford and her special caregiver, Ashley Green, for the support, love and care they provided for Mom’s final months. Memorial contributions may be made to the LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin FL, or to your local Salvation Army. Rosalyn Klacik Rosalyn Klacik, 91, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away March 2, 2014. Ro, as she was called by friends and family, was born March 22, 1923, to Mary and Sam Bonchi, of Aliquippa, Pa. In 1943, Ro met and married George Klacik (now deceased). They were married for 68 years, until he died in 2011. As an Army wife, she followed him all over the world, and they will be together in his niche in Arlington National Cemetery. Aside from her family, Ro’s passion was sewing. Just give her a needle, thread and a sewing machine. For many years, she had a thriving business designing and altering wedding gowns. At any given time, she owned seven sewing machines. She is survived by her daughter Andrea (Edward) Nove of Sun City Center; grandchildren Steven (Natalie) Nove and Jennifer (Steve) Grace, both of Houston, Texas; and brother Alden Bonchi of Aliquippa, Pa. Let us not forget the four greatgrandchildren: Lilly, Grace, Abby and Jacob. On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 11 a.m., a Memorial Mass will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Lunch will follow in the church hall. Anyone wishing to call on the family is invited to do so at that time. Because it is Lent, please no flowers; donations can be made to LifePath Hospice at ChaptersHealth.org; or Sun Towers Memory Care Unit, c/o David Flanery, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Herminio Meza Sr. Herminio Meza Sr., 81, of Ruskin, went to be with the Lord and Savior on February 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandson David Lawrence. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Socorro; children Herminio Jr. (Dalia) Meza, Irma (Tom) Lawrence, Daniel Meza and Elizabeth (Ron) Phifer; grandchildren Andy, Danielle, Jeremy, Jason, Jacob, Mercedes, Monica, Garrett and Michael. A celebration of his life was held Feb. 21 at St. Anne Catholic Church. His final resting place is Ruskin Memorial Cemetery. Margaret H. Staple Margaret H. (Peg) Staple of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away peacefully on February 20, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on November 10, 1922, and was a graduate of Ohio University. Peg was married for almost 60 years to John (Jack) Staple, who predeceased her. They lived for many years in Fair Haven, N.J., where they raised their three children. In retirement they moved to Sun City Center, where Peg was an active volunteer at the Sun City Center Library, the Weavers’ Guild, Sew ’n Sews and St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Peg was well known for her infectious optimism and sense of humor, as well as her many contributions to the community. She is survived by children Elizabeth Thompson, Peter Staple and Nancy Koch; grandchildren Aaron Staple, Jennifer Rioual, Rebecca Staple, Allison Koch and Katy Thompson; and sisters Gina Anderl and Dixie Arbuckle. There will be no public memorial service, but condolences to the family may be sent care of Betsy Thompson, 754 S. Oakland Ave., Pasadena CA 91106, and donations in her memory may be made to the Sun City Center Library. Arthur “Art” Whisman Arthur “Art” Whisman, Jr., 71, of Apollo Beach, Fla., passed away on February 25, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kathleen Whisman; son Thomas M. (Jennifer) Schloss II of Beaverdam,Va.; grandchildren Amanda, Dylan and Cassidy; mother Anna Belle Newton of Albany, Ga.; sister Katherine Hardison (Charles) of Leesburg, Ga.; many brothersand sisters-in-law; and many, many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center, FL. Annual Quiet Day set for women of St. John the Divine The Women of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church’s annual Quiet Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the church’s Sun City Center campus, 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd. This day of renewal will include time for contemplation and private and corporate prayer. Spend a day with St. Brigid of Kildare, an Irish saint who was an abbess and contemporary of St. Patrick. Learn of her life and legends, and have time to reflect on the lessons she has to teach women of today. To register, call the church office at 813-633-3970. The deadline for reservations is noon on Monday, March 17. The cost (in advance,) is $10, which includes lunch. All women are welcome to share in this fellowship. First Christian adds second service to schedule To accommodate the return of snowbirds, First Christian Church in Ruskin has added a second service to their Sunday worship. The new service for early risers begins at 8 a.m., followed by adult Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. The second service starts at 10:30 a.m. Nursery and children’s Sunday school is available only during second service. First Christian Church is at 1707 33rd Street SE, in Ruskin. Weekly activities at the church include Ladies’ Bible Study every Monday at 1 p.m. and Tuesday at 10 a.m.; All-Church Bible Study Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and Men’s Prayer Breakfast every third Friday at 8 a.m. in the Sunshine Cafe. All are welcome. First Christian Church recently held a successful garage sale, with proceeds benefiting the missions program. The plan is to use these funds to do a short-term mission trip in country in 2014, with hopes of doing a foreign trip in 2015. For more information, call the church office at 813-419-4930 or visit www.firstchristiansuncitycenter.com.

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MARCH 6, 2014 27 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 Ministerios La Red Iglesia de Ruskin 501 2 nd St. S.E., Ruskin, Florida 33570 LaRed Praise Band Ministerio de alabanza Grupo Avivamiento evangelistico Kids Net ministries ministerio de nios La RED Dance Team Nias y Adultas Youth Group Grupo de Jovenes Pastores Marvin y Baleska Barillas Conectate con Dios...... Dia de servicios de Adoracion Domingos 10:00 a.m. Miercoles 7:00 p.m. (Jovenes) Jueves 7:00 p.m. Intercesion Domingos 8:45 a.m. Spoken 4 gospel quartet to perform at United Methodist ChurchThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center welcomes recording artists Spoken 4, direct from their home in Branson, Mo., on Friday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the churchs sanctuary. Beginning their eighth year in full-time ministry, Spoken 4 is making a name for themselves with their own unique sound that pays homage to the rich traditions of gospel music. Over their short existence, Spoken 4 has managed to work with some of the best known names in Southern gospel music, including Tommy Fairchild, Tim Riley, Jeff Steele, JD Miller and Danny Funderburk. Their latest collaboration brought them together with award-winning piano player Jeff Stice, who is producing their upcoming album. In 2008, the group found themselves nominated for the Horizon Group of the Year, and theyve followed that success up with hits such as He Knows Your Address and Who Can Afford To Be Wrong, among others. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, call Jeff Jordan, director of worship arts, at 813-634-2539. St. Andrew and Friends concert brings together 14 denominationsEnter the doors of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on almost any day of the week, and you will hear the sound of music. Since St. Andrew is home to many musical groups, you may be treated to the sound of its very own bell choir, contemporary music team, chancel choir, organ or piano rehearsal. On other days, it may be the Womens Chorus or the Mens Chorus. Until the concert date on the second Sunday of March, you will hear the sound of friends. Seventy-two singers, representing 14 denominations and a synagogue, have been meeting in rehearsal since January for the much-anticipated St. Andrew and Friends Sacred Music Community Concert. Rita Hughes and Dr. Jo-Anne Winslow will reprise their roles as director and organist, respectively, just one more time. Joining them this year as pianist is the talented Linnea Norsworthy, organist at St. Andrew. The Friends concert is set for 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 9. St. Andrew is at 1239 W. Del Webb, Sun City Center. The concert is a free gift to the community and no tickets are necessary.Henry Lawrence is at UCC March 14Henry Lawrence, the three-time NFL Super Bowl champion turned singer/entertainer, will appear at the Fantastic Friday dinner theater on Friday, March 14. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a dinner catered by Sun Coast Catering; the entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of United Community Church. Tickets for the dinner and show are $17 per person, and can be purchased at the church after worship beginning Sunday, Feb. 16, and on subsequent Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon until March 11. Show-only tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased up until the night of the concert. United Community Church is at 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. All are welcome and invited. Call Paula at 813-633-6739 for more information. Julianna Zobrist set to connect with South Shore Christian women Inspirational speaker Julianna Zobrist is guest speaker at the March luncheon of the South Shore Christian Womens Connection on Thursday, March 13, at Club Renaissance, 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Julianna will share her story about life as the wife of a professional baseball player. In addition, Julianna will perform several songs. Her husband is Tampa Bay Rays infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu includes chef salad with turkey, ham and cheese, plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken is available if you order it when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, and reservations are required. Call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or email aunt.butler@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made before noon on Monday, March 10.Creationism and its alternativesAt the Thursday, March 6, meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center, the Rev. Robert P. Tucker, Ph.D., will examine the views and alternatives to the belief that Creation took place within the last six millennia. The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Boulevard. All are welcome. Saturday is for Blessing the PetsAnimal lovers throughout the community are invited to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church for a Blessing of the Pets worship service on Saturday, March 8. The informal service will start at 11 a.m. and last 30-45 minutes. Attendees will sing and pray, and each pet will be blessed individually by Pastor Mark Salmon, shown above. St. Andrew is located at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Dogs must be on a leash, and reptiles must be in cages.South Shore UMC holds rummage sale March 8United Methodist Women of South Shore United Methodist Church will hold its semiannual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. The sale will be on the church grounds, 11525 Big Bend Road, Riverview. Merchandise available for sale includes household items, knickknacks, jewelry, craft items, toys, linens, pictures, holiday items, kitchen items, pet items, small electronics, small outdoor items, tools, dvds/cds, books and office supplies. All proceeds will go toward local families and missions. If you have any questions regarding the sale or how to donate items, call Sharron Brunk at 813672-3553. S T J O H N T H E D I V I N E E PISCOPAL C HURCH A C A R I N G C H R I S T I A N F A M I L Y W I G G L Y C H I L D R E N W E L C O M E S UNDAY S ERVICES 8:00 AM Rite I 9:00 AM Contemporary 11:00 AM Rite II & Choir Fellowship Hour after all services Morning Prayer & Healing Service 10 AM every Wednesday Fr. Lee Miller Priest S UN C ITY C ENTER 1015 Dell Webb Blvd. E 813 633 3970 stjohnrus@aol.com

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That fee is comparable to what developers pay the county as an impact fee on a new home built in Hillsborough County. The board says that since the pay-as-you-go policy was put into effect by community vote, it can only be changed by community vote. Collett thinks this should happen sooner than later. Recently I went to see another production put on by the Performing Arts Club at the Rollins Theater, Collett said. Even though Im six-foot-two, the gentleman in front of me was even taller, and I had a really hard time seeing the show. I can only imagine the plight of smaller people! It is hard to get in and out of the rows when the theater is packed because the seats are so close together, Collett said, and there are no restroom facilities available without exiting the theater and walking outdoors to another building. Those are just a few of the inadequacies of our current theater, Collett said in a letter distributed following a discussion of the topic at the Board of Directors meeting last month. Each year, more than 15,000 people use the theater, he wrote. They come to see theater productions, watch the Monday movies, listen to the Front Porch Pickers and attend movies shown by the Irish Connection. There are Art Club presentations and perfor mances during Sun City Centers annual FunFest. The list goes on and on. Recently PAC and the Pelican Players have formed an alliance that will increase use of the theater even more, he stated. There are ways to get this done now, so let the board know how you feel, he added. Resseguie says a new theater makes financial sense, as well. The bottom line of this, he said, is that the theater is inadequate with only 200 seats. Figure these numbers. Two-hundred seats at $25 a seat is $5,000. When you subtract the costs of running the theater, advertising and all, the total income is at best $3,000. A loss of $2,000 per show. A 400seat theater would allow PAC to hire top talent for certain perfor mances like Broadway road shows and make it more comfortable for local residents and actors alike. Four-hundred seats at $25 per seat is $10,000, a profit of $5,000 a show. A new theater would definitely put Sun City Center on the entertainment map, Resseguie added.PAC is not just for Sun City Center residents. For more information about it, visit www. performingartscompany-scc.org.Performing Arts Company

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Unfortunately, we cant count something like losing a job or home as a catastrophic event, Strehl said. They may be catastrophic to the family, but we cant help everybody, and that would mean choosing one or two from many. So we stick with things like a house burning down, or renovating a home for a serviceman who suddenly finds himself or herself in a position to need a wheelchair. A charity that wants to participate (or receive money) must first register as a charity with the Foundation by filling out an application. Most, but not all, are nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. But some they give to might include a parks department, he said. Much in fact, almost all of the help given to individuals through the Angel Fund, however, is service-driven, he said. That means Foundation members getting on the phone and asking service providers like builders and lawn service per sons to do jobs for those who need but cannot afford them. We dont just hand out money, Strehl said. We keep a list of people who have volunteered their time and services. Right now the group is planning for the March 15 Golf Tournament sponsored by Brandon Hyundai. The preceding night is a luau party with six Bay area restaurants par ticipating. Information and registration can be done online at www. brandonfoundation.com. In September, at the Straz Per forming Arts Center in Tampa, will be a wine and food festival sponsored by Brighthouse Networks. The Foundations major fundraising events each year are the golf tournament, a wine and food festival and the annual charity check presentation dinner, Strehl said. Donations come in from sponsors, attendees and a silent auction, he said. The funds go to the designated charities, such as the Angel Program. Founded by Anne Nymark and a group of her friends in 2003, the Brandon Foundation has worked quietly to help many all over the county. We always consider the depth of the need based on the amount of money to be granted, Strehl said. 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CARDS Interest-Free Financing Manatee Festival of the Arts expands but keeps its local focusThe 22nd annual running of the popular event will take place this weekend at the TECO SouthShore Event Center in Apollo BeachBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netSouth Hillsborough is blessed with festivals. And like the area itself, the festivals have changed over the years: They have grown bigger, attracting an ever-larger audience as well as garnering attention from vendors around the nation. But while they have grown to become regional in size, they have retained their local focus. That is largely thanks to the chambers of commerce that organize them. The Manatee Festival of the Arts in Apollo Beach, coming up this weekend, is most definitely among them. With all of the new growth that is coming down here, from commercial to medical, this is still the Southshore community to me, said SouthShore Chamber of Commerce Executive Director MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOPamela Vasquez, a teacher for gifted students at Doby Elementary School and an increasingly well-known fine-art photographer, will be among those displaying art at the festival. Vasquezs stunning photography, primarily displayed on canvas, will allow visitors to bring home a beautiful moment captured in time from the Tampa Bay area and beyond. I just want people to enjoy my images. I hope people get out of it something that brings them a moment of happiness or calm. Pamela Vasquez, teacher $4.5 million Gibsonton wetlands restoration project almost complete Melanie Morrison. This is a community event. The event will be held at the Tampa Electric SouthShore Events Center near the TECO Manatee Viewing Center on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival itself has become a big event on the art scene with a growing and glowing reputation as a juried art show. Artists come from around the nation, from New York to California, to display their work. People come from all over the country to entertain us, but this is for us, Morrison continued. I think a lot of people will come out this year. It is our last time doing it at this spot, so Im hoping lots of people will come out to see us. Morrison is expecting 10,000 visitors to the annual art festival By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netA massive project to restore wetlands in Gibsonston should be completed next month. Almost a decade in the making, the program started last summer to restore mangroves at two plots along U.S. Highway 41. We should be finished on schedule next month, said David Townsend, an assistant vice president at Mosaic. Work on restoring 10 acres of mangroves and adding new oyster reefs, part one of the project, started in July at Giants Camp, a stones throw from the Alafia River Bridge on U.S. Highway 41. Part two, a similar project just north of the Giants Camp on U.S. Highway 41, began in the fall.Mosaic, the worlds largest phosphate company, is footing the bill for the project as part of a compensation package KeEVinIN BraRADY photoPHOTORoy Lewis III, president of Riverviews Lewis Environmental Services, the company behind the design of the $4.5-million wetlands restoration project, at the launch of the project last year.Continued on page 9f There are still a few performances you may attend in the Rollins Theater before the current show, Valentines on Route 66, closes. Proceeds from opening night and from items still on sale at the shows are slated to go to the American Cancer Society.Performing Arts Company does more than perform By %  PENNYENNY FLEETCHERER penny@observernews.netWhen Lew Resseguie moved to Sun City Center after a 30-year career in theater, television and commercials, he expected to spend most of his time playing golf. But as time passed, my need to pound the little white ball began to diminish, and I started looking around to find some theater activity in the area, he said. Some heard of his effort, and he was contacted by Shirley Jones, one of the founders of the Pelican Players, who asked if Resseguie would direct a show. Without any hesitation or thought, I said yes, Resseguie said in an interview by email earlier this week. Right around that time I started to try and put together a group who were interested in building a new theater somewhere in the South County area close to I-75. Resseguie said nothing came of that effort, except that he met Ed Brown, who had similar background and interests. At first, a Performing Arts Club was formed, with the help of Walt Cawein, who was then president of the Sun City Center Community Association Board Continued on page 10f Continued on page 23f

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2 MARCH 6, 2014 Shields teacher named Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the YearBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netFor the second year in a row, the Hillsborough Education Foundation has named a South County teacher to receive one of its highest awards. Last week, Julia Sarmiento, a teacher at Beth Shields Middle School in Ruskin, was named the 2014 Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year during a ceremony at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Sarmiento was chosen from 710 nominees for the annual Excellence in Education awards, which are presented by the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation and hosted by the Hillsborough Education Foundation and Hillsborough County Public Schools. As part of the award, Sarmiento received a complimentary limousine ride to work on Feb. 20, arriving among school buses to a large group of cheering students and school staff. When asked about the limousine ride, Sarmiento replied, It was very quiet on the way over, and I had a moment to realize that we are making a difference here. I appreciate the accolades but want the community to realize that good things come out of here. And that has been her focus since being chosen for the award. During the presentation at the Straz Center, the Wimauma native wasnt immediately aware that she had won. I actually didnt hear it because people were screaming, she said with a laugh. But I couldnt wait to spotlight the students and the community. I wanted the message to be so clear that I love my community, I love where Im from, and I want more of our students to walk across the stage to graduate. And while she credits her students, her colleagues at Shields Middle School and the school itself, she provides herself as an example to others. Dont give up on your dreams, Sarmiento said. Have your goals. You can make it. Im just a little girl from Wimauma. I came through Wimauma Elementary, Eisenhower and East Bay. Im doing what I love because I know it is my calling. Amscot Financial sponsored the Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the year award. The Instructional Support Employee of the Year award, sponsored by The Rays Baseball Foundation, went to Amy Peters of Willis Peters ESE Center. The 2014 Teacher of the Year award, sponsored by Caspers Company McDonalds Restaurants, went to Patrick Boyko of Jefferson High School. For more information about the Hillsborough Education Foundation, visit www.educationfoundation.com.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSBeth Shields Middle School teacher Julia Sarmiento emerges from a complimentary limousine ride to the cheers of students and staff. Sarmiento was named the 2014 Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the year by the Hillsborough Education Foundation. Shields Middle School Principal Tibor Kovacs poses with Julia Sarmiento and Phil Jones of the Hillsborough Education Foundation.

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One of our service providers made a house call and was able to easily fix the AC at no charge, said Jill Lansky, who, with Janet Noah, heads the Angel Program at the Brandon Foundation. What a lifesaver he was, said Lansky. Noah agreed, saying that such service providers are invaluable to the Foundations Angel Program. We couldnt run it without them. While The Brandon Foundation is mainly designed to annually present checks to charities that submit applications, it has one fund that gives directly to people in need. Those gifts are usually in the form of a service, like having a car repaired, or a resume written, or plumbing repaired, because the Angel Program is relationshipdriven, not an agency that hands out money. Steve Holland, owner of Brandon Auto services, says seeing the results from working with the program shows it is well worth the effort. We repair vehicles for families who have serious transportation issues, he said. I encourage every person and business to join the Brandon Foundation and see what you can do to help. I have personally met with each person we have helped, and respect the struggles they live with on a daily basis. The program is now especially in need of plumbers, roofers, yardmaintenance persons and dentists. The Foundations executive director, Rich Strehl, explained the scope and purposes of the foundation, and the geographical area in which it works. Strehl said that when he first came to the community in 2007, he joined the Brandon Chamber of Commerce just as Foundation members were planning its annual golf tournament, one of its three big yearly fundraisers. When he offered to help, the chamber introduced him to someone in the Foundation who gave him a crash course in what the Foundation does to help those in need and how they make the money to pay for it. Every year local charities come to us to be registered for grants, Strehl said. Theres an online application, so they can easily see if they meet the criteria. Application deadline is each September. That gives us October and November to go through the applications and see what we can do, said Strehl. Last year, for example, $100,000 was given to the community by helping charities that assist residents in a variety of ways, from the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Once the applications are examined, charities are chosen and amounts are assigned to each application. The awards are announced and given out at the annual Charity Check Presentation Dinner held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in November. As executive director, Strehl has come a long way from tearing down signs and emptying the trash, as he did at that first golf tournament in 2007. Now he helps coordinate a board of directors. When all are present, the board numbers around 30. Most board members are involved with individual projects in groups of four and five, so they dont meet often as one large group, Strehl said. The Foundation covers all of Eastern Hillsborough County, encompassing both Brandon and South County, but it also gives to veterans projects no matter where in the county they are, such as the Haley House in Tampa. Veterans families who require help may also live anywhere in the county, Strehl said. We meet the needs of household members of active-duty military personnel all over the county as well, he said. The Angel Program is a separate program within the Foundation and operates unlike the Foundations main mission, which is giving to charities. Instead, it gives directly to people who have life-threatening diseases or who have suffered a catastrophic event, Strehl explained. 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In many instances, it will not be necessary to achieve your goals and, more often than not, it will be counterproductive. Keep in mind that every time you have a conflict with someone, even if you win that round, you potentially make an enemy or at least someone unhappy with you. Try to keep this adage in mind: A man who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare. A man who has one enemy will find him everywhere. Here are a few ideas on how to calm or avoid conflicts. isnt feeling well. It seems a simple enough statement that it should not even have to be made, but I would bet that more conflicts arise from one of two parties feeling physically ill than any other reason. problem, not the person. Battle flags will fly and drums will roll if you make statements like, You are really dumb not to be able to see my point. or You are the only one not bright enough to see the potential of this project. Take the YOU statements out of your conversation and concentrate on explaining your point of view. I was the number one salesman in three corporations and, for that, I give a lot of credit to something taught to me by one of my bosses, John Petry. John always said that if a customer did not see it my way, it was not because the customer was not bright, but that I had not explained it in a way the customer could under stand. If conflict springs up, it may be that the other person does not understand. Explain again, but explain using another perspective and differ ent words. Remember the definition of crazy is to do something again and again in the same way and expect different results. upon which you both agree. You may find that, after eliminating all the things that both parties agree on, there will be little left to disagree about. To do this, break the conflict down into parts and discuss them one by one. terproductive act and can do damage long after the original conflict is over. At all costs, avoid referring to the other person in a derogatory manner. Even an apology offered later will not erase completely the pain of the original words spoken. Better not to speak words that hurt. yourself. If you feel a conflict starting, take a few minutes to gather your thoughts before firing off the first round. If you do, that first round may not need to be fired. By thinking before speaking, you may head off the problem before it begins, and certainly you can lessen the possibility of a knock-down, drag-out war. At times, conflicts are unavoidable and even useful, but they should not be a way of life. They use up a lot of the energy we could be using to achieve our goals. Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network, that 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: Calming and avoiding conflicts 210 Woodland Estates S.W. Ruskin, FL 33570813-645-3111Fax: 813-645-4118www.ObserverNews.netPublished Every Thursday by M&M Printing Co., Inc. 645-4048EDITORIAL:Wes Mullins. .............................Publisher wmullins@mmprintinc.comChere Simmons. ......Editor/Creative Direc.chere@observernews.net Carol MacAlister. ...........Associate Editor carol@observernews.netMitch Traphagen. ...................Online Editormitch@observernews.net Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer penny@observernews.net Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing Writer kevin@observernews.net Warren Resen. .....................Travel Writer W630@aol.comAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@ observernews.net, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. vilma@observernews.net Nan Kirk. ...........Display Advertising Rep. nan@observernews.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 Enjoy a dancing evening at Manatee RV ParkBrian Ashley will provide the music at Manatee RV Parks social dance Saturday, March 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, and the public is invited. Bring your own refreshments; ice will be provided. For more information, call J. Sullivan at 603-332-5342 or E. Resch at 813-649-1185. Manatee RV Park is at 5050 Manatee Creek Blvd., four miles north of I-275 or seven miles south of Ruskin.Hillsborough County debuts directory of locally grown food productsShoppers and chefs looking for locally grown and produced food products can now find them more easily, thanks to the new Hillsborough-Grown Consumer Directory at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ HillsGrownDirectory. The web-based resource from Hillsborough County Agribusiness Development was launched to help connect consumers to local farmers and sellers of agricultural products in the community. The Hillsborough-Grown Consumer Directory features a searchable listing of locally grown products sold directly to the public. To be listed in the free directory, agribusinesses can register online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ HillsGrown. Hillsborough County Agribusiness Development recognizes the growing movement known as locavore: consumers whose diets consist only of principally locally grown or produced food items. A variety of crops and goods can be produced year-round in Hillsborough County, and the new sites Hillsborough Grown Product Availability link at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/locavore provides a listing of which crops are available and when. For more information, call Simon Bollin, agricultural industry development manager, at 813276-2735. Business slow? Need to advertise? 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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MARCH 6, 2014 5 813-634-14554002 Sun City Center Blvd., Unit 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573 (One block west of the Hospital)www.theskincancercenters.comSouth Hillsborough Countys Only Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon Howard A. Oriba, M.D. Leslee Baute, P.A.-C. Michael G. Caruso, M.D. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSLongest Practicing Dermatology Ofce in Sun City CenterEstablished in 1982 | State-of-the-Art Mohs Surgical Laboratory | General Dermatology | Skin Cancer Identication, Diagnosis, Treatment and Removal | Rash Treatment | Mole Removal | Cosmetics | Free Skin Cancer ScreeningFor Your Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Needs: Available Monday Through FridayNow accepting Simply Healthcare St. Patrick BINGOCome Play Your Irish-luckTHURSDAY, March 13 TWO JACKPOTS($150 min/ $250 max payout based on number of players)FREE SPEEDY(bring a canned good receive one free speedy per player)EVERYONE WELCOME!!! Doors Open 5:30 p.m. Early Birds 6:30 p.m. Regular Games 7:00 p.m. 106 11th Ave. NE, Ruskin, FL 813-645-1714 How to sell high: avoid these three mistakes when selling your homeHillsborough County When you decide to sell your home, setting your asking price is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Depending on how a buyer is made aware of your home, price is often the rst thing he or she sees, and many homes are discarded by prospective buyers as not being in the appropriate price range before theyre even given a chance of showing. Your asking price is often your homes rst impression, and if you want to realize the most money you can for your home, its imperative that you make a good rst impression. This is not as easy as it sounds, and pricing strategy should not be taken lightly. Pricing too high can be as costly to a homeseller as pricing too low. Taking a look at what homes in your neighborhood have sold for is only a small part of the process, and on its own is not nearly enough to help you make the best decision. A recent study, which compiles 10 years of industry research, has resulted in a new special report entitled Homesellers: How to Get the Price You Want (and Need). This report will help you understand pricing strategy from three different angles. When taken together, this information will help you price your home to not only sell, but sell for the price you want. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report, call toll-free 1-800-6653797and enter 1016. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to learn how to price your home to your maximum nancial advantage.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 You gotta hear this guy!!Southside Baptist Church4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Sun City, FL 33586 813-645-4085 RICHARD COSS Caring Castle nets more than 1 ton of food for hungry By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.net South County opened its hearts and pantries in February, donating 2,600 pounds of food to the Have a Heart Caring Castle food drive benefiting hungry families. The nonperishable staples will be distributed to six of the areas largest food banks. Everyone gave from their heart, and it really showed, said Roseanne Korfant of Sun City Centers JSA Medical Group. She came up with the idea to not only feed South Countys growing number of hungry families but also to raise awareness of an issue sometimes consigned to holiday season. We wanted to raise awareness, she said, that its not just during the holidays that people are hungry, but its every day of the year. I went to each of these food banks, and you see the empty shelves sometimes and you witness the dedication of the people who work there and what they go through every day trying to feed people. Inspired by the success of the effort, Korfant is already laying the groundwork for a similar drive next year. We already have people and businesses who want to come on board, and I think this is something the community will be looking for next year, she said. Local food banks benefiting from South Countys first Caring Castle were The Lords Lighthouse, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Good Samaritan Mission, Beth-El Mission, St. Anne Church and Life Church. The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current backed the monthlong drive with design, print and editorial support, providing weekly updates on the amount of food collected and feature stories on the food banks benefiting from the effort. DANIELLE HURT PHOTOSAmong the volunteers pitching in to build the final Caring Castle at JSA Medical were, from left, Carmela Salerno, Rosie Korfant, Alisja Opacic, Don Jones, and Jack Lowell. It was an awesome event where the community came together and Rosie really did a tremendous job, said Wes Mullins, CEO of M&M Printing, parent company of The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current. I am excited by the amount of donations that came in, and this is something we will definitely get behind next year. It comes at a good time for the food pantries because they have already gone through Christmas and they need to try to restock their shelves, so I think this is a good time for it. Putting their own unique twist on the drive, organizers built a castle using canned goods and other nonperishable foodstuffs as bricks as donations arrived at JSA Medicals Sun City Center Office. The castle was redesigned and rebuilt weekly as donations rolled in. Jack Lowell, a Sun City Center resident who helped build the Caring Castle, was pleased to see the number of donations, and would like to see the effort repeated next year. We owe something to the people we live with, otherwise we are just animals, he said. We have to help each other, and this is certainly as good as anything we could do. The amount of food donated for the drive demonstrates the heart of the South County community, said Don Jones, a Riverview volunteer. We have people in our community who are unemployed, and the elderly on fixed incomes who have a hard time making ends meet, so this is something that helps them put a nutritious meal on the table. The volunteers were great, said Korfant, who also cited the decision by Publix to post ads for the drive in their local stores as a major factor behind the success of the effort. Publix putting up our posters that were designed by the Observer also led to people coming in with bags and bags of food, she said. f

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6 MARCH 6, 2014 813.633.9200Sun City Center, FL 33573 104 Pebble Beach Blvd. S. (Across from Walgreens)*Benefits of hearing instrument 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. Participation may vary by location. 2014 Beltonewww.beltone.comWe are providers of BCBS. Medical professionals recommend anANNUAL HEARING TEST.Have you had yours? Limited time offer Savings Coupon$1,500*Toward the purchase of a pair of hearing instrumentsMarch 6-12, 2014*Toward the purchase of Promise 17 or Promise 9 hearing technology, based on two instruments. $750 off single instrument. Discount taken off MSRP. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Previous purchases excluded. Limit one per coupon per person.Ronald Hapanowicz BC HIS HAS Sun City Center / St. Petersburg With more than 34 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, medical professionals believe it is important for those over 50 to have their hearing evaluated annually. During our Open House March 6-12, we are sponsoring a FREE Hearing Screening to assess your hearing health. In addition, we will use state-of-the-art fiber optic otoscope technology, a simple procedure that inspects the inside of your ear canal. The entire evaluation is FREE, and you are under no obligation to buy. A fiber optic otoscope exam may reveal: Beltone provides innovative digital hearing instruments to match your financial needs, lifestyle and virtually any type of hearing loss. Call for an appointment today!Open House March 6-12

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MARCH 6, 2014 7 Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary SchoolThe following children have been named Students of the Month at Apollo Beach Elementary School in a program sponsored by South Shore Kiwanis: Luke Benigni, Isabella Carroll, Cory Conner, Jaren Coronado, Savannah Downing, Kassidy Dukes, Bryce Evans, Ashlyn Ford, Ashlyn Gale, Remi Geitner, Adam Hansford, Zane Hardy, Jeremiah Izett, Hayden Jones, Mason Jones, Nathaly Luevano, Lisa Lynch, Eliana Marvin, Nick Mercer, Ryan Mercer, Matthew Meredith, Jose Meza, Abby Moose, Madison Morris, Alexis Nastri, Kamran Patel, Nevaeh Profit, Jaeden Rasmussen, Ana Rosenberg, Sadie Sherman, Gabriella Simmons, Taylor Simon, Alaynah Sniezek, Connor Sutton, Bryce Teagus, Katherine Verrando, Kennedy Warbritton, Olivia Wilson and Daniel Wright. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce took another step back in time this year. This time it went to the Roaring s in order to host its 20th Annual Golf Tournament. Some of the mobsters (also known as players) wore their knickers and tams while playing the course and drinking from Riverview Mortgage Bootleggers beverage cart. Other members of the committee and some of the sponsors sported zoot suits and flapper dresses. All this fun took place at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club on Feb. 22. There was plenty of pretournament excitement as the mobsters visited with sponsors all along Al Capone Alley. They were there to register, pick up snacks and goodies, buy raffle tickets, purchase balls for the Bryan Hindman Electric Ball Drop and grab a bite of lunch. Bob Palombi of Oragno Gold served up freshly grilled hot dogs alongside chips and queso from Qdoba Mexican Grill and fruit-filled crpes from Village Inn Restaurant. Sponsors Costco, JJ Taylor and Pepin Distributing supplied other snacks and beverages. The $10,000 Puttin on the Ritz putting contest was sponsored by Ed Morse Cadillac of Brandon, while the Magruder Insurance Agency sponsored a $20,000 Holein-One Contest. Pearson Capital, Inc. sponsored the Bobby Jones closest-to-the-pin contest, which was won by the Dynamic Painting USA team. The Lucky Lindy longest-drive contest was sponsored by Walsh Commercial Cleaning. Tanya and Ryan Walsh presented prizes to Jill Andrew and Ron Hogg. The Charlie Chaplin chipping contest had two winners as well. Bradley Foster of AutoNation Nissan Brandon, sponsor of the contest, presented prize packs to Andy Bottner and Jon Copple. This years winning team award went to the team from P.F. Auto Glass: Pat Fore, Ron Hogg, John VanHorn and Jona Alei were each presented with crisp $100 bills, as well as the bragging rights of winning the GRCC 20th annual Golf Tournament. Organizers also thank the tournaments All That Jazz sponsors: Century 21 Beggins Joe Eletto, The Mosaic Co., P.F. Auto Glass Inc., Glisson Inspection Services Inc., Preservation 1st Financial Group LLC, and Rodan + Fields. Also, many kudos and much appreciation went to the committee who put the event together under the leadership of Chairman Mike Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, and co-chair Jennifer King, Rodan + Fields. Mark your calendars for next years tournament to be held at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.Riverview Chambers 20th annual golf tournament termed a great success WILLIAM KIRKLAND PHOTOThe winning team at the tournament was from P.F. Auto Glass: Pat Fore, Ron Hogg, John VanHorn and Jona Alei. Team members were awarded $100 bills. Riverview Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Florida Hospital CentraCareOn Feb. 28, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on behalf of Florida Hospital Centra Care in honor of its grand opening. Centra Cares brand-new Riverview location is along Bloomingdale Avenue. The group present at the ribbon cutting learned about the convenient online appointment scheduler and was HUTH AND BOOTH PHOTO given tours of the facility. Centra Cares board-certified adult and pediatric-trained doctors are accessible seven days a week, with some centers open until midnight. Centra Care is designed to be an affordable alternative to the emergency room for urgent, non-lifethreatening medical care. Every location offers convenient, $25 flu shots and treats broken bones, infections, allergies and pediatric concerns as well as orthopedic conditions and stomach problems. When you need care, consider Centra Care, 10222 Bloomingdale Ave. Or visit its website to schedule an appointment: www.centracare. org. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedFree Open Source Software Programs & O/S Tuesday, March 11 at 3 p.m. For adults. An introduction to free open-source software alternatives to commonly used programs. Discover free alternatives to Microsoft Office products, Photoshop, even a completely free alternative to Windows O/S Ubuntu. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour before the start of the program. Computer Tutor Wednesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. For adults. Tutoring in Microsoft software, email and the Internet. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour before the start of the program.Lifeguard openings at E.G. Simmons ParkHillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department is looking for part-time lifeguards to serve at both E.G. Simmons Park and Lithia Springs Park. Duties for the summer season lifeguards typically begin as the public school year ends, and this years pay has been increased to $10.06 per hour. To qualify, candidates must be at least 16 years of age and a current high-school student, a high-school graduate or must possess a GED certification. In addition, candidates must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification, current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification, and a current American Red Cross First Aid certification. Training to obtain the required American Red Cross Lifeguard certifications can be provided through Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. A job description and application can be found online at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/jobapp. Talking to kids about healthy lifestyle is topic at Brandon Hospital seminarThe Pediatric Center at Brandon Regional Hospital will host a seminar entitled Talking to Your Children About a Healthy Lifestyle at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. This is the second seminar in The Weight is Over, a series aimed at helping parents and young children understand the physical and mental challenges of obesity, and how to live healthy lives through lifestyle changes. The seminar will be held in the Oakfield Medical Plaza, Classroom B (across the street from the hospital). The seminar will be conducted by Dr. John Monaco, pediatric intensivist, and medical director of www.allstride.com. Monaco is author of Too Small to Be Big and Slim and Fit Kids: Raising Healthy Children in a Fast Food World. In this program, Monaco will conduct an interactive group discussion offering adults ways in which they can address living a healthy lifestyle with their children. He will discuss how to approach healthy eating, physical activity and weight discussions. Children five and over are welcome to attend. The hospitals childlife specialist will conduct a group discussion and have activities for the children. The seminar is free. For more information and to register for this program, call 813-653-1065 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital.com. Business slow? Need to advertise? Call The Observer News 813-645-3111 or visit www.observernews.net

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In the last 10 years, shows at the Rollins have attracted more than 60,000 theatergoers from all over South County and beyond, said Ellen Kleinschmidt, the current president and music director of the PAC. Besides the money spent to renovate the theater, the group has sponsored more than 30 benefit performances, including one for the internationally known Make a Wish Foundation. In addition, the group has provided acting and performing activities for more than 50 local people who love the theater, concerts and other performing arts. Currently playing is Valentines on Route 66, with approximately $3,000 (so far) going to the American Cancer Society from first-night ticket sales and items such as Valentines cups and T-shirts for sale at the shows. The last showings of this production are March 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee March 8 at 2:30. Tickets are $12 and are available in the Sun City Center Atrium kiosk Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or by credit card with a telephone call to 813-400-7803. The story of Valentines concerns fictional television personality Phoebe Snow, who is losing a battle with a disease she has been fighting for years. She decides to take a trip in a yellow Corvette along U.S. Route 66, made famous by the 1960s television show Route 66, with its unforgettable theme, Get Your Kicks on Route 66. The show is filled with colorful characters bad guys laughter and tears as cast members describe an experience you have to see for yourself to feel. For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been the official sponsor of More Birthdays, a way to transform cancer from deadly to preventable, Kleinschmidt said. The cast and crew of this production have all been affected by cancer in one way or another, and in an effort to give back to help celebrate More Birthdays, have pledged to donate a percentage of the proceeds, Kleinschmidt said. Teri Council, the shows cowriter with Kleinschmidt, says she had no idea just how emotional the ride of this particular theme would be. I dont live in Sun City Center, Council said. But I have lived in the South County area all my life. PAC has touched my life in so many ways I cant even express them all. Less than a year ago, the PAC sponsored Teris son Alex, a talented young singer, dancer and actor, on a trip to New York City. They gave me a grant that allowed me to attend a musical theater camp this past summer, Alex said. I got a manager, and since then, I have auditioned for some of the biggest casting directors in New York City. His dreams of a future life to be based around acting was written in a feature story in The Observer News, the The SCC Observer and The Current last summer, and is still available in the archives at www. observernews.net. People like Barbara Brtva, PACs current executive producer and box-office and stage manager, point out the need for a new theater because the current theater only has 200 seats and some of its equipment is in need of upgrade again. Hearing the laughter, seeing the tears and watching the numerous talented people who have performed, bringing such joy to others, has made the dream of a larger, better-equipped theater a dream of mine, Brtva said. Judy Brown, head of the PAC Tech Team, agrees. I think a new theater is vital to the future, she said. Not only will it allow us to dramatically imThe original cast members, above, in Sun City Centers Performing Arts Company, formed in 2004, personally renovated the Rollins Theater in Sun City Centers main complex on Cherry Hills Drive at a cost of $150,000 before performing in their first show, Couples. Front, from left, are Polly Schneider and Jean Brown. Standing in back are Lew Resseguie, Betty Bishop, Annie Hunter, Diane LeFrancois, Ed Brown, Ellen Kleinschmidt and Bob Garrod.Performing Arts Companyf f

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Robocall scams Whenever you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, its a robocall. Youve probably gotten robocalls about candidates running for office, or charities asking for donations. These robocalls are legal and allowed. But if the recording is a sales message, and you havent given your written permission to get calls from the company on the other end, the call is illegal. In addition to the phone calls being illegal, their pitch most likely is a scam. Some common robocall scams that are making the rounds these days are offering lower credit card interest rates, mortgage relief, free vacations, medical alert devices or home security systems, or they falsely notify you about changes in your health benefits or bank account. But be aware that new scams are constantly evolving, and they all have only one goal in mind to get your personal and financial information. The reason for the spike in robocalls is technology. Fraudulent robocallers are using autodialers that can send out thousands of phone calls every minute for an incredibly low cost, and are very difficult to trace. When these kinds of calls come in, your caller ID usually displays spoofed (fake) numbers, or just says unknown. Protect yourself Your first step to limiting at least some unwanted calls is to make sure your phone number is registered with the National Do Not Call Registry (see donotcall.gov or call 888382-1222). This, however, will not stop telemarketing scams or illegal robocalls. Another tip, if you have a caller ID, is to simply not answer the phone unless you recognize the number. But if you do answer and its a robocall, you should just hang up the phone. Dont press 1 to speak to a live operator, and dont press any other How to guard against robocall scamsnumber to complain about the call or get your number off the list. If you respond by pressing any number, youre signaling that the autodialer has reached a live number and will probably lead to more robocalls. You should also consider contacting your phone provider to ask them to block the number, and whether they charge for that service. But keep in mind that telemarketers change caller ID information easily and often, so it might not be worth paying a fee to block a number that will change. Another call blocking option you should check into is Nomorobo. This is a free new service and works only for people who have an Internetbased VoIP phone service. Anyone with phone service from Comcast and Time Warner Cable can use it, too. Nomorobo uses a simultaneous ring service that detects and blocks robocalls on a black list of known offender numbers. It isnt 100 percent foolproof, but it is an extra layer of protection. To sign up, or see if Nomorobo works with your phone ser vice provider, visit Nomorobo.com. 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12 MARCH 6, 2014 SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Bedtime Stories Thursday, March 6, 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, March 6, 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. Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, March 10, 10:30 a.m. Wee Artists (3-6 years, adult must be present) will join our art instructor and have a fun morning creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Creative Artists: Lets Create Monday, March 10, 11:30 a.m. Creative Artists (7-11 years) will join our art instructor and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 22. Registration required at either the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, March 10, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 10:05 a.m. For children ages up to 20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Alice Rocks Wonderland Monday, March 10, 2:30 p.m. For ages 5-12. Atlantic Coast Theatre For Youth pumps up the volume in this Rock Musical version of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. With a blend of original lyrics and music combined with Lewis Carrolls poetry, come and experience this familiar story in an exciting theatrical style. This program is during Spring Break Week. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, March 11, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, March 11, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 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. Cinderella Goes Disco Wednesday, March 12, 2:30 p.m. For ages 5-12. Cinders does not believe in fairy tales and happy endings until her stepmother appears and tells her the story of Beauty and the Beast. Join us for this funny play with audience participation. This program is during Spring Break Week. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396. www.southshorefriends.com. Riverview women host second annual Wine Tasting GalaThe Riverview Womans Club is sponsoring its second annual Wine Tasting Gala, Carnival, on Saturday, April 5, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Riverview. Last year, in the events first year, the Riverview Womans Club raised enough money to award four scholarships of $1,000 each to area high-school seniors. This year the club, and its newly formed nonprofit foundation, hopes to be able to raise even more. Carnival will celebrate the wine, food and music of South America. The evening will begin with winetasting on the patio, presented by A Time for Wine, of Tampa. This will be followed by dinner, entertainment and a wine pull. Opportunities for sponsorship are available at levels from $1,500 to $50. Individual tickets are $75 per person, and are available by calling Kitty Cunningham at 813394-0301.Worlds Worst 5K is this weekend in RiverviewThink youre in shape? Ready for a challenge? Then head on over to Bell Creek Nature Preserve, 10940 McMullen Road in Riverview, this Saturday for the Worlds Worst 5K, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is more than a normal 5K; there are stops along the way for additional fitness exercises/challenges. The cost is $25 for preregistration (at www.active.com); $35 the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the Mid Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8; the 5K begins at 9 a.m. Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for 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 Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. $8. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10 Blue Plate Special for Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $8. Menu: Corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings. No tickets sold after March 7. Monday, March 24 Blue Plate Special for Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $8. Menu: Pot roast with all the trimmings. No tickets sold after March 21. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is at 1630 U.S. Highwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone: 813-645-2089. Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Upcoming EventsFriday . ...............................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, March 8 . ..........5 p.m. Steak Dinner. 6:30 p.m. Music by .................................................... the Myakka Band. Sunday . ........................................6 p.m. Feather Your Nest (if enough people . ........................................................ turn out). $1 draft beer all day and evening.Monday. .............................6 p.m. Bingo. Tuesday . .............................$1 draft beer all day and evening. Wednesday. ........................Come on down and socialize. For more information, call 813-645-2922. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. Highway 41 N, has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW, 3rd Thursday each month. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, March 7 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8 Crew games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Sunday, March 9 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10 Crew Games, free hot dogs 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Beleave Teas holds ribbon cuttingShawn Geitner, owner of Beleave Teas, recently hosted a ribboncutting ceremony at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce office. Geitner is a resident of Apollo Beach and a devotee of gourmet loose-leaf tea. Her teas are grown, imported and shipped with quality and care. Beleave Teas offers such varieties as oolong, white, caffeine-free, black, chais, green, herbal tisanes, honeybush, rooibos and more. Call Shawn at 813-785-3187 or email support@beleaveteas.com to schedule a tea presentation for larger groups or a tea-tasting for smaller groups:www.beleaveteas.comManatee Agricultural Service offers fun classes in PalmettoThe Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service offers a variety of educational classes in March. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free and are held at 1303 17th St. W, Palmetto. Minimum workshop size is required; workshop size is limited. You can register in advance online via http://manatee.ifas.ufl.edu, or call 941-722-4524. What is that UGLY pipe in my yard? Thursday, March 6, 9-10:30 a.m. Manatee County Utility Department Cross Connection Control Program will provide a brief overview of why Manatee County requires a backflow, what is a cross connection and backflow, who is required to have a backflow device, and what the cross connection program consists of today. Growing and Caring for Orchids Saturday, March 8, 9-11 a.m. Robert Alexander, Master Gardener 2010, and John Dawson, Master Gardener 2007, will focus on the common species grown by amateurs. Content of the workshop will include the proper care of orchids from fertilization to propagation and solutions to common pests and diseases. Orchids will be available for purchase. Extension Master Gardener Plant ID Tour Riverview Pointe Preserve, Saturday, March 8, 9-11 a.m. Stroll through De Soto National Memorial and Riverview Pointe Preserve to learn more about Floridas native plants and inhabitants of a coastal habitat. Suitable for all ages. The hike begins in the parking area of the De Soto National Memorial Park and enters into the Riverview Preserve at 8250 DeSoto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Extension Master Gardener Plant ID Tour Robinson Preserve, Sunday, March 9, 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 St. NW, Bradenton. Butterfly Gardening and Life Cycle, Saturday, March 15, 9-11 a.m. Spread your wings and fly over to the South County Library for a program that will surely make you flutter. Learn how to identify and attract local butterflies to your own backyard by selecting the plants best suited to start a butterfly garden. Receive a free Photo Guide to help identify butterflies and host plants. (This is not a childrens program.) Register online or call the Extension Master Gardeners. Location: South Manatee Library, 6081 26th St. W, Bradenton.

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16 MARCH 6, 2014 You Dream It... We Build It. Serving This Community For 28 Years(813) 649-1599Lic.# CBC1250631 Visit us at: FREE ESTIMATES!FREEWindow UpgradesCASH John V. Dunne, MD, FACSBoard Certified 813-634-9260 In-Office Procedure Safe, Effective, Affordable MedicareLet a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon & Vein Specialist Eliminate Your Ugly Veins!Why Go Anywhere Else?Botox $11 per unit Juvederm Voluma $799 (New Cheek Filler)Radiesse 1.5 cc $625Sclerotherapy $175 (10 min session) 4020 State Road 674 Suite 2 Sun City Center www.ErasersInc.comNot included with other offers Expires March 31, 2014 PARRISH8348 U.S. 301 N.Corner of US 301 and Old Tampa/Erie Road, just past CVS941-723-1111VOTED BEST!www.FerrarosRestaurantGroup.comHOURS: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $5 Offany purchase of $25 or more$2 Offany lunchFerraros Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. Expires 3/13/14 Ferraros Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. Expires 3/13/14 CARDS 2 $22 Wednesday onlyChoose from: Baked Ziti, Pasta & Meatballs, Manicotti, Cheese Ravioli, Stuffed Shells, or Lasagna, with: 2 House Salads, 2 Soft Drinks, Garlic Bread, 2 Small Cannoli2 $22 Wednesdays & ThursdaysChoose from: Baked Ziti, Pasta & Meatballs, Manicotti, Cheese Ravioli, Stuffed Shells, or Lasagna, with: 2 House Salads, 2 Soft Drinks, Garlic Bread, 2 Small Cannolifor forFerraros Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. Expires 3/12/14 Ferraros Italian Grille With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. 1 coupon per visit. Expires 3/6/14 Approx. 19 minutes south of Sun City Center 2s are WILD on 2s are WILD on CHOOSE Y OUR WEDNESD AYWe welcome all our Friends from the SCC areaBring your family and friends.They will Thank You!Family Owned & OperatedMay your thoughts be as glad as the shamrock. May your heart be as light as a song. 3 Generations of Excellence! $40$32$25 $500 OFF Any RoundIMPROVED COURSE CONDITIONS331 1 Pier Drive, RuskinLEAGUES WELCOMEReserve your tee time today 813.645.2000 CASUAL WATERFRONT DININGSteaks, Seafood, Burgers and Other Delicious FareFULL LIQUOR BARLIVE MUSICEvery Wed. & Sat. 6-10 p.m.OPEN TO THE PUBLICOPEN Mon.Sun. 8 a.m.10 p.m. Food Served 8 a.m.8 p.m. Bright House NFL TV Sunday Ticket NEW SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITYB-I-N-G-OEVERY TUESDAY EVENING SPONSORED BY EXTEND-A-HAND ASSOCIATIONTUESDAY EVENINGS DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM GAMES START AT 6 PM ALL BINGO GAMES PAYING $50.00 PLUS (3) $250 JACKPOTS PLAY UP TO 21 CARDS FOR $20 PLUS NEW FIREBALL PULL TAB BINGO GAME, PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT STARTS AT $500 A GUARANTEED $100 PRIZE IF NOT HIT ON THE FIREBALL NUMBER!CALL 813-645-2935OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Adogable PetsPet Supplies & Grooming Salon4884 SCC Blvd., SCC(813) 419-4972 Mobile Grooming & More (813) 300-7902Please call for grooming appointments www.adogablepets.com Natural and Holistic Foods and Treats 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 DoryDory is a beautiful black and white kitten. Her mother is Nellie, a gorgeous tabby cat. Dory loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter, and really loves to chase the cat toys for hours. She is cute and adorable and would like to live at a forever home of her own. Visit this sweet little girl and give her that home. Dory has been spayed and she is current on her shots. As part of her adoption, Dory will be microchipped. DOB: April 25, 2013. MiloMilo is a wirehaired terrier mix with adorable spiky white hair. He is very friendly, gentle and appreciative when you spend time with him. Milo was relinquished to C.A.R.E. because his caregiver was leaving town for work. His previous owner said Milo is good with kids, cats and other dogs. Stop by C.A.R.E. to visit with Milo. As part of Milos adoption, he will be neutered, current on routine vaccinations, and microchipped. DOB: February 2013.

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MARCH 6, 2014 17 A merica s Fines t Carpetplus FREE Karaste p carpe t pad ($7/yd. value)$39Instal lationany size house, any size room, any carpetCOLORS PATTERNS DURABILITYMORE { SOUT H TAMPA 25440661 510 S out h MacDill Ave.CARROLLWOO 61-13621430 6 N. Dal e Mabr y Hwy.BRANDON 413-8313192 0 W Bra ndon Blvd.(Ac ross from Chilis)18 MONTHS SAME AS CAS NO INTEREST NAFFCOFL OORING & INT ERIORSSince 1937 Nobody OFFER S YOU MORE qualit y a t t his p rice! SAVEUP TO40% Anniversary celebration leads to monetary rewardsFriends, teachers, principals and the staff at The World of Suzie Vong beauty salon recently gathered to celebrate the salons 25th anniversary. The salon held a fundraiser for local teachers of the year 2013-14 and for the American Business Womens Associations scholarship fund. This year the ambitious group raised $2,700 for the teachers and the ABWA scholarship fund, which will benefit local graduating seniors. Pictured are local principals and winners of teacher of the year honors. Representing the principals are Roy Moral of Cypress Creek Elementary; Barbara Mercer, Apollo Beach Elementary; Michelle Carrick, Reddick Elementary; Allison Norgard, Sessums Elementary; and Lisa Almos, Ruskin Elementary. Teachers of the year are Linda Wootton, Cypress Creek Elementary; Alder Titus, Apollo Beach Elementary; Sam Williams, Reddick Elementary; Janet Shaffer, Sessums Elementary; Sophavy Vann, Ruskin Elementary; and Therese Hanshaw, Wimauma Elementary. The World of Suzie Vong beauty salon is located at 3820 SR 674 in the Cypress Village Shopping Center, near Home Depot. Woof! Meow! Chirp? Oliver marks fifth year in businessOliver & Company Pet Sitting is celebrating its fifth year in the business of caring for local pets. Owner Oliver Tort started the business in February 2009 after pet sitting as a second job. With encouragement from his mother, local real estate agent Claire Tort, Oliver saw the potential of going full time with his pet-sitting business. Oliver & Company serves Ruskin, Apollo Beach and Sun City Center with daily in-home visits for cats, dogs or birds. The visits can include feeding, walking, watering, litter-box cleaning, administering medication and lots of personal attention. Services can also include plant watering, mail and newspaper pickup, or other tasks that an absent homeowner may need. He also offers pet taxi services, is licensed, bonded, insured and a member of Pet Sitters International. Whole Home DehumidiersSAVE YOU MONEY! There is no practical way to eliminate mold indoors; the way to control indoor mold growth is control moisture. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mold needs a few simple things to grow and multiply; Moisture and Nutrients (Food) Of these, controlling excess moisture is the key to preventing and stopping indoor mold growth. Minnesota Department of HealthCall: 813.684.9919 www.SunAirTampa.comRegister to WIN a FREE* Aprilaire (1730A) Whole Home Dehumidier Visit us at the Kings Point Community Festival *installation not included UN The name of the company was inspired by Olivers sister, Magali Tort, after the popular Disney movie of the same name. Call 813-767-7225 or email olivertort@aol.com to schedule a meet-andgreet with your pet. Visit www. PetSit.com/oliverandcompany to see photos and referrals of satisifed customers. Oliver has many friends and family to thank for his five-year success story. Ruskin Animal Hospital offers his business card to those inquiring about a pet sitter. Thanks to Dr. Ott and Ruskin Animal Hospital, nearly half of Olivers business over the past five years has come directly from their referrals, Oliver said. Oliver & Company Pet Sitting is looking forward to meeting you and your pets.

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18 MARCH 6, 2014 www.SouthBayHospital.com South Bay Hospital offers free health education seminars to help keep you living healthy.Healthy Living Series Consult-a-Nurse helpline at 1-888-685-1595 to register for a seminar. Foods to Prevent Tummy Troubles Carole Miller, Registered and Licensed Dietician Treatment Options for Back Pain Dr. Larry Fishman, Neurosurgeon Colorectal Cancer Prevention Dr. Ashok Dhaduvai, Gastroenterologist As Mosaic produces essential phosphate crop nutrients to help the world grow the food it needs, our 3,000-plus Florida employees are unwavering in our commitment to wildlife stewardship. Mosaic has pioneered wildlife relocation techniques and created prime habitats, as well as nancially supported wildlife rehabilitation and education. Weve worked with regulators to develop the largest scrub jay population in Southwest Florida; weve reclaimed numerous popular shing lakes; and we own and help fund an island sanctuary that is home to as many as 18,000 pairs of native water birds. At Mosaic, we are dedicated to the protection of local wildlife, and equally dedicated to the creation of local jobs and economic opportunities. Join in Mosaics promise at www.mosaicco.com/promise.Roseate Spoonbill Richard T. Paul Ala a Bank Bird Sanctuary Hillsborough Bay, FloridaThats our promise.Were growing a future for creatures great and small. $925Complete, No Add-Ons813-645-6130Zipperers Funeral Home www.ZipperersFuneralHome.com Several community groups and classes at JSA Medical, particularly the line-dance class, also donated food for the drive. As word of the food drive spread, donations came in all shapes and sizes. Korfant said, A colleague from JSA was purchasing a large bag of canned goods from the local grocery store and explaining to the cashier that she was making the purchase for the food drive, Caring Castle nets more than 1 ton of food for hungrywhen the lady behind her said, Id like to pay for those groceries. My colleague was in total shock when she asked the donor why she would like to do that. The woman calmly replied, just because I want to. The stories of hungry children resonate with Carmela Salerno, a Caring Castle volunteer and a seasonal resident of Sun City Center from Canada. It touches me to see those children, Salerno said. No child should have to go hungry. I have children and I cannot fathom how children could go without food, said volunteer Alisja Opacic. Children are innocent victims. Among the other volunteers pitching in for the drive were: Janice Wideman, John Korfant, Dottie Holcomb, Lou Chiacchere, Lucy Chiacchere, Emma Peterman, Lucy Vazquez, Steve Sciuga and Mike Stryker. The outpouring of donations for the drive was no surprise to William Cruz Jr., executive director of Wimaumas Good Samaritan Mission, one of the food pantries benefiting from the food drive. We as Americans are always watching out for each other, he said, especially when adversity hits and people are having a hard time. They know their neighbors are there to help them. Giving to others not only helps those in need but the donor as well, said Cruz, who would also like to see the program continue as an annual event. It keeps the needs of the community front and center, he said, and people feel good when they are helping their neighbors. DANIELLE HURT PHOTODerrick Law, a volunteer at Riverviews Life Church Food Pantry, turned out early Monday morning to collect the pantrys share of the Caring Castle Food Drive donations.f Showing at the Ruskin Family Drive-In this week:Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7:00 p.m. on Sundays.MARCH 7 13: 7:30 p.m. Mr. Peabody & Sherman 9:10 p.m. RobocopRRuskin Family DDrive-IIn 5011 UUS HHwy 41 NN. 813-645-1455 www.ruskinfamilydrivein.com For more information on these movies go to www.imdb.com

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MARCH 6, 2014 19 Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair CenterWe participate in AAA Dollars ProgramOPEN Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (813) 645-0339Owners LEE & JULIE DAVIS (exactly 1 mile south of SR 674/College Ave.) We carry Michelin, BF Goodrich & Uniroyal Tires.Stop in and get a tire quote. $2795OIL CHANGELUBE, OIL & FILTER*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars via MasterCard Reward Card after submission when you buy any set of four new BF Goodrich brand passenger or light truck tires.* Offer valid March 3-30, 2014.* Reward Card eligibility is limited to tire purchases from participating dealers only. See redemption form for complete offer details. Offer expires 03/30/14. Void where prohibited. The Reward Card cannot be reloaded with additional funds, nor can it be used at an ATM. Reward Card expires 6 months after issuance. For complete terms, conditions and fees, see the Cardholder Agreement in your card package. Reward Cards are issued by U.S. Bank, pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.Copyright 2014 MNA, Inc. All rights reserved. TURN UP THE FUN AND THE SAVINGSBUY 4 GET $50 TAKE CONTROL

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20 MARCH 6, 2014 Thu 06: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 07: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 10: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 11: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 12: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm Thu 13: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 14: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 17: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Tue 18: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* 11 am to Noon Wed 19: LINE DANCING*: Beginners or Advanced (Classes Limited to 30 ppl) CREDIT CARD FRAUD: HOW TO AVOID IT 11 am to Noon; 12:15 to 1:15 pm 2 to 3 pm Thu 20: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 21: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm 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) MARCH 2014 EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! (813) 419-5020LINE DANCING PARTICIPANTS: Close-toe shoes with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class. UPCOMING SEMINAR: Wed, March 19 2 to 3 pm CREDIT CARD FRAUD: How to avoid it! Seminar by Doug Rebeor, Business Advisor RSVP with Rosie 813-419-5020 See the entire calendar online: JSAMedicalGroup.com click the Events tab, then click the calendar tab for SCC Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. 55+ Active Living BUY NOWFREE UPGRADES!*Call (813) 400-2290 4337 Hamlin Way, Wimauma, FL 33598 *Visit HometownAmerica.com/NewHome for full terms and conditions. LMS_newsad_JAN14_cjm.indd 1 2/19/14 3:50 PM Black History Month project earns Eisenhower students a pizza party With more than 20 classes and 250 students competing, the door-decorating contest at Gibsontons Eisenhower Middle School came down to a tie between two homeroom classes Ms. Lichtenbergers and Ms. Students from Ms. Lichtenbergers homeroom class chose a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for their winning entry. McRaes with 33 points. Paul E. Burke, the schools dropoutprevention specialist, conceived the contest, now in its second year. The American Automobile Association provided a pizza party for the winning homeroom classes. Below left, some of the winning students from Ms. Lichtenbergers class get ready for their party.

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MARCH 6, 2014 21 As of March 10 we will be accepting lot reservations for 2015Find an abundance of fun and activity at our charming, country-style resort: Hurry! Call today to reserve (813) 645-7652 and get$10 off rst months rent Age 50+ park Now accepting Passport America or visit us at RUSKIN, FL 813-645-3529 Ken Knox, Contractor Lic: #RX0057641 Glass Rooms, Screen Rooms, Screen Fronts, Garage Screens, Pool Enclosures, Carports, Vinyl & Acrylic Windows, Roof Overs, Awnings, House Windows DONATE!CARS, TRUCKS, BOATS, RVs Please Help FightFULLY TAX DEDU CTIBLE RECEIVE BLUE BOOK V ALUE800-714-3575 American Childrens SocietyFlorida Reg. #CH11978 An IRS Recognized Non-Pro t 501(c)3 OrganizationMaking a difference for a child!We also accept collectibles, appliances, furniture, etc.R ecei pts on the sp ot and IRS forms sent directly to you!F AST & FR EE PICK UPVehicles Running or Not NO RestrictionsFREE $200 Gas Rebate CardWITH YOUR VEHICLE DONATION. CALL FOR DETAILS. (813) 641-3603205 W. Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570accountantapollobeach.com Are You Paying Too Much Tax?Ask Someone Who Will Make Sure You Are Not! take the time to investigate your situation and to NEW CLIENT COUPON OFFER$40 Off! The Lords Lighthouse awarded grant from the Community FoundationThe Lords Lighthouse Ministry, a not-for-profit organization in Ruskin, was recently awarded a $1,000 grant as part of a large donation to Feeding America made by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The Lords Lighthouse Mission assists the below-the-poverty-line and homeless population in south Hillsborough County by providing food to the needy, in particular to lowor no-income families. Through its food pantry, the Mission serves a food bag to more than 250 families every week. The Lords Lighthouse is at 815 E. College Ave., Ruskin. For more information about the Ministry, visit lordslighthouse.org, call the missions office at 813-641-7100 or call Pastor Bill Cruz Sr. and Dora Cruz at 813-321-9723.

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22 MARCH 6, 2014 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Our patients say it bestDr. Davis provided compassionate care. He was patient, kind and professional. I felt very safe and con dent with his diagnosis! ~ Seville P. Fellowship-Trained Cornea Specialist and LASIK & Cataract Surgeon Specialized Training and Expertise in: Advanced Lens Implants/Crystalens, ReSTOR, Toric, Cornea Transplants/DSEK, Dry Eye Disease Your Eye CareTrustto Specialists.Je rey Davis, M.D.Call today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Je rey Davis.Medicare & Most Insurance Plans Accepted.Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Help with Food & MedicineTHE MARY PETRO FUNDLocated at United Community Church Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-2pmMary Petro, a former resident of Sun City Center, left a donation to the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. The Community Foundation asked the United Community Church to administer a program and Kings Point who are in dire need of assistance with the cost of food and / or medicine. UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTERPayments may be made only to the providers of food and / or medicine, not the individuals. EligibilityRecipients must be legal, full-time residents of Sun City Center or Kings Point. The maximum annual income for individual recipients is $17,000 and $22,000 for couples. Exceptions may be made for unusual circumstances.Accessing ServicesA person who is a Sun City Center or Kings Point resident may make application for assistance at the Mary Petro Fund Ofce after showing his or her photo ID card from either of those two communities.FundingFunds to assist qualied residents are provided from the Mary Petro Fund for Food and Medicine, and are based on guidelines established by the Mary Petro Advisory CouncilDocumentation Needed Please bring with you:A current ID card from the SCC Community Association or the Kings Point Federation. Your most recent IRS Tax Return or, if you dont le a tax return, other documentation of your income. It will be returned to you immediately.Upon Arrival at the M.P. OfceYou will be asked to complete an application form. You may be asked to call your pharmacist to conrm the cost of your medication NOTE: ALL SERVICES RENDERED ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.Take SR 674 to North Pebble Beach Blvd.; turn North and proceed to the intersection of N. Pebble Beach Blvd. and LaJolla Ave. The church is on the left. Enter the Mary Petro Traditional Burial& Cremation with ConfidenceAffordable Burial Packages For families & individuals who are looking for traditional burial options that meet their nancial needs, National Cremation & Burial Society has several packages to choose from.We offer Complete Traditional Funeral Services with PersonalizationA Traditional Service is a way for family, friends and associates to gather to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.813-645-3231308 East College Ave., Ruskin National Cremation&BURIAL SOCIETY 813-633-7333Fax 813-633-6420Tax PreparationCall today for your appointment and receive your FREE Tax OrganizerTax PreparationCall today for your appointment and receive your FREE Tax Organizer Tax Services, Inc. No Charge (39 yrs exp.)Located in the Payant Financial Plaza1653 Sun City Center Plaza, SCC, FL 33573 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 Goodson Produce MarketC.R. 672 E. (3-1/3 miles east of 301) Balm, FL(813) 634-7790 Open Mon.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. -6 p.m. Orphan Train is topic at genealogy meetingThe Tuesday, March 18, meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Patti Kirk describing the Orphan Train program. The Orphan Train was a social welfare attempt, starting in the 1850s, to take 220,000 orphaned and/or homeless children off the streets of crowded Eastern cities and send them to live with Western frontier families. It was the start of todays fosterchildren programs and had an important impact on genealogy. The meeting will be held in the Royal Palm Room of Little Harbor Resort, Ruskin, following a noon luncheon ($13). For reservations or more information, call Terri Cardoza at 813-6335172 by Wednesday, March 12.Eastern Hillsborough Community Band kicks off 5th anniversary concert seriesThe Eastern Hillsborough Community Band, a 55-piece concert band, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of concerts throughout the community. The community is invited to the concert series, entitled A Memorable Evening. The band will perform Stevie Wonder in Concert, The Beatles Remembered, big-band music by George and Ira Gershwin, and several other pieces. Performance dates and locations are: Brandon, 115 Knights Ave., Brandon. $5 suggested donation at the door. 10719 Rice Creek Drive, Riverview. $5 donation at the door. 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. $5 suggested donation at the door. The band is conducted by Ken Watts. For more information about the band, call 813-569-1771, email info@ehcb.org or visit www.ehcb.org.Charting a course for charter schoolsCharter schools will be the pri-mary focus at the next South Shore Democratic Club monthly meeting on Thursday, March 13. Mickey Caster, past president of the local League of Women Voters, will talk about the organizations recently completed study on charter schools, plus she will also discuss the proposed Florida Constitutional Amendment One and the Florida Water and Land Legacy Amendment. Attend and gain insight into the controversial issues that face all Flor ida voters in November. The meeting location is the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. The program begins at 1:30 p.m., with refreshments and socializing starting a half-hour earlier. All Democrats and like-minded individuals are urged to attend the meeting. For more information, visit www. southshoredemocraticclub.org as well as Facebook at www.facebook.

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MARCH 6, 2014 23 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: SC0-2 this year. Live music is scheduled for the entire festival, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the Doby Elementary Little Kids Rock Band kicking things off for numerous local and regional acts, including Stacey Knights, the Dixie Rose Band, and LadyHawke, among others. While artists and even vendors come from around the country to attend the festival, as much as the community remains a focus of the event, so too do local artists. Pamela Vasquez is a teacher for gifted students at Doby Elementary School in Apollo Beach. She is also an artist, a photographer with a growing reputation for her work. Two years ago one of her photos was selected for the art festival Tshirt. This year, shell be displaying her work in her own booth. The photo chosen for the T-shirt, taken at Little Harbor Resort, will be available on canvas, along with her many stunning photos from Tampa Bay, Belize and beyond. When I taught in Wimauma and was driving to work, I would see a picture every five seconds, Vasquez said. I feel like I see a picture in my mind. When I look at the Skyway, I can see a snapshot, but I try to completely avoid that and I try to take what I see, in my mind, is an amazing picture. I see something, I cant really articulate it, but I might see a stone like that, and Ive seen the Skyway like that. Her photo of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on canvas is certainly no mere snapshot she brings the bridge to life with her use of color and light. For snowbirds returning home for the summer, she provides an opportunity to take with them a captured moment of time in the Tampa Bay area. Vasquez hopes people will visit her booth, if for nothing else but to look around. As both a patron of art shows and an exhibitor, she understands both sides of the equation for artists and art lovers. It can be very intimidating, she said. I just want people to enjoy my images. I hope people get out of it something that brings them a moment of happiness or calm. Vasquez grew up in Belize and traveled frequently to Scotland and New York. She has seen a wide variety of the world through her photographic eye and has honed her skills in capturing what she sees in her minds eye. When I was eight, my dad gave me an old camera from my grandfather, she said. He taught me how to use it, how to compose. It was all manual, and I wouldnt let go of it. For my graduation when I was 17, I got a Canon AE-1. I still have it. Though she has since moved on to digital photography, her compositions remain as unique as she is. I cant describe it, its just something that, when I get behind the camera, composing scenes...I seem to have a natural eye to do that. She is master of light, seeing shadows and patterns. She finds unusual ways to use an off-camera flash or two to bring heartfelt, palpable emotion to a scene. To light it as she sees it in her mind, in a way that fires the imagination in a most welcoming manner. In one photo, she uses a radio-controlled flash to light up the steps and doorway of a beach cottage at dusk in Belize. In another photo, she submerged a radio-controlled flash in a fountain using a Ziploc bag, bringing forth subtle but beautiful light for the subject of the photo. She photographs weddings and family portraits, but capturing nature and the outdoors remains her favorite setting. As a result, she combines the two, revealing the wonder of human nature in nature itself. Famed photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said: To photograph is to hold ones breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. Its at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. That describes Pamela Vasquez and her purpose with her photography: to capture an all-too-fleeting reality in a beautiful way. And to bring joy to those who see it.There are so many photographers out there, she said. I try to make my work different, but its really in the eye of the beholder. Some of the images I find that people like a lot arent my favorites, and Im surprised by that. My goal is that if someone hangs my picture in their home, they get pleasure in it, that it brings them joy.The 22nd annual Manatee Festival of the Arts will be held on March 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the TECO SouthShore Events Center at 302 Noonan Branch Road in Apollo Beach. In addition to continuous live musical entertainment, the festival will also feature a childrens creativity area, a food court and adult beverages. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under admitted free. Parking is free, as is a shuttle to the Manatee Viewing Center. For information, visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org or call 813-645-1366.Manatee Festival of the Artsf SouthShore Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melanie Morrison, left, along with Executive Administrator Leslie Bennett and dozens of volunteers, have been hard at work to make this years art festival the best ever. Morrison expects to greet 10,000 visitors this weekend. MITCH TRAPHAGEN FILE PHOTOS The Manatee Festival of the Arts in Apollo Beach grows with each passing year, and the 22nd annual event promises to be no exception. In addition to fine art, continuous live music will be performed during the festival, kicking off on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Doby Elementary Little Kids Rock Band and following with several locally and regionally popular acts.

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24 MARCH 6, 2014 A RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITYIndependent, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled NursingDo you have joint pain that prevents you from being active? Our space-age Anti-Gravity Treadmill is the answer! Call today to learn how you can benet!Schedule a tour of our New MEMORY CAREand receive a complimentary copy of Alzheimers Basic Caregiving: an ABC Guideby author Kathy LaurenhueCall (813) 634-3347 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FLSunTowersRetirement.comAL Lic.#4991 OF Beth-El Missionf graduated from East Bay High School, and whose daughter is in middle school, the mission has been a blessing. Education helps families look forward to something better in the future, she said. For me, it makes me value what I have. The mission currently feeds between 7,500 and 8,000 people monthly. That figure was closer to 4,000 when Moore took over as executive director in 2005. The overall economy and farmworkers continuing to live in the shadows, being undocumented, have contributed to the increase in the numbers, Moore said. Distributing up to four tons of food a week, the mission divides that into bags of staples such as rice, beans, flour, canned goods, cereal, pasta and bread. For some families, its the only food they have for the week. Thanks to donations from more than 100 Presbyterian and other local churches, the Community Foundation of Sun City Center, along with individual donations, Beth-El manages to keep its shelves stocked most of the time. One or two times a year we do run out of food, Moore said. Beth-El is also home to a thriving worship community and adult-education programs operated by the School District of Hillsborough County. Older farmworkers learn English and take classes in basic life skills such as family finances, parenting and understanding medicine labels. Preschool-age children are cared for and educated nearby, so the whole family is learning together. Mission field trips also give farmworker children experiences that most youngsters take for granted to the zoo, museums, bowling, movies or roller skating. In partnership with the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Beth-El is also home to a seasonal Migrant Head Start center and a 280-student charter school where children of farmworkers have a chance to succeed in school and go on to higher education. Legal services are provided by Bay Area Legal Services, a separate nonprofit corporation on-site at Beth-El, with three full-time attorneys and their staff handling all types of civil law problems at no charge to low-income workers. Along with an active volunteer staff, the mission operates with only seven workers, five of whom are former farmworkers, and a pastor. Moore and his staff are always actively working to bring in donations. The group recently received a trailer load of Serta mattresses from Ohio. Its whats God tells us to, Moore said. To help the least, walk humbly, and do justice and serve our fellow man. The Hispanic farmworker is certainly here helping us, and we need to give back to them. The mission welcomes donations of food, especially rice and pinto beans, long-sleeve shirts and slacks as well as Walmart gift cards. The mission thrift store also accepts furniture, which mission workers can come pick up. Any unwanted household items would be a blessing to receive, Moore said. School supplies and backpacks are also welcome during the summer before school starts. For more information on the Beth-El mission, 18240 U.S. Highway 301, call 813-633-1548 or email dave@beth-el.info. DONT FORGET!This Sunday is Daylight Saving Time. Set your clocks ahead one hour!Patrons of FunFest 2014 will notice changesFunFest 2014 is March 15 at the Community Association Central Campus, 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. It will be filled with thousands of people seeking several hours of merriment with entertainment, exhibits and food. The fun starts promptly at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony at the bandstand and concludes at 3 p.m. This is the day Sun City Center invites the public to a showcase of its active senior lifestyle. Admission is free. This year the Main Tent for entertainment will be moved across Cherry Hills Boulevard to the east side of the Arts and Crafts Center. The shift allows rearrangement of club and vendor displays to make all of them accessible by sidewalk. There will also be a wider variety of food offerings and several new performers. Elvis (aka Bill Lindsey), The Dukes and Solid Gold will be returning for two performances in the Main Tent. Performance locations and times will be listed in The Observer News next week and in a handout at the event.All drivers, including vendors, should be aware that Cherry Hills will be closed to all traffic after 8:30 a.m. Golf carts are encouraged, and there will be designated parking for them on and around the campus. The Information Center parking lot is reserved for handicapped golf-cart parking and/or drop-off. Visitors are urged to park at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach and ride the shuttle buses. The free transportation starts at 8:45 a.m. from Community Hall, with the last bus departing at 3:30 p.m.For event information, email susan.muise@verizon.net or call 813-633-2479.

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MARCH 6, 2014 25 HUTH AND BOOTH PHOTORiverview Chamber welcomes 12 new membersThe February membership luncheon of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce was held at The Regent and catered by new chamber member, Coastal Catering. Pastor Charlie Lewis of Christ Community Church provided the days invocation. The 2014 Honorary Mayor of Riverview, Cliff Kennedy of Alley Cat Pest Control, led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Chamber President Joe Eletto of Century 21 Beggins welcomed everyone and introduced the board members, ambassadors and staff. Tony DelCastillo, Advertising Manager Tampa Bay Times Riverview Bureau, was welcomed to the podium as the days sponsor and speaker. Tony congratulated all of the recently named award winners from the GRCC Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony. He also talked about the many different facets of the Tampa Bay Times. Michael Beiter of Preservation 1st Financial Group informed the gathering of the success of this years GRCCs Roaring 20th Golf Tournament. He thanked the sponsors, players, committee members and volunteers for a job well done. Dixie Brady of Pilka and Associates invited anyone in the crowd between the ages of 18 and 43 to visit and meet the folks of the South Shore Young Professionals Association and perhaps participate in their upcoming professional clothing drive. During the luncheon, Elijah Heath of Edward Jones welcomed 12 new GRCC members, each of whom were awarded a 2014 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce membership plaque. New members: rell Green Bay Kids Riverview Branch Library Baby Time Thursday, March 6, 10:05 a.m. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children up to18 months and their caregivers. Toddler Time Thursday, March 6, 10:35 a.m. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. ABCs and 123s of Yoga Thursday, March 6, 11 a.m. For children 2 to 5 and their parent/caregivers. Kids benefit from yoga basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Game Zone Thursday, March 6, 2:30 p.m. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Yoga 101: Intro to Yoga for Adults Monday, March 10, 10:30 a.m. yoga. Participants will learn basic yoga postures and pranayama (yogic breathing). The class is moderately paced, allowing participants to leave with lots of energy. Participants should wear athletic or comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Mouse Skills & Keyboard Basics Monday, March 10, 2 p.m. Learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse. Learn the keys on the computer keyboard. Limited to 12. Story Time Wednesday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. 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. For children 3-5 and their caregivers. Book Discussion: The House Girl by Tara Conklin Wednesday, March 12, 2 p.m. Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in a Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the perfect plaintiff to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves. President radio program, featuring President Jimmy Carter and CBS airs for the first time. Approxiradio studio during the two-hour broadcast. gelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the in the village of Caprese. His most important early work was the Pieta Mary. He extracted the two perfectly balanced figures of the Pieta from a single block of marble. son defeats James Bonecrusher heavyweight titles. At age 20, Tyson became the youngest undisputed heavyweight champion in boxing history. havoc on a Yankee squadron off tacked the U.S.S. Cumberland. the shots were, in the words of one observer, having no more effect than peas from a pop-gun. Barbie doll goes on display at the City. Barbie was the first massStates with adult features. Barbies appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German comic-strip character, and originally was marketed as a racy gag gift to adult men. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill BrysonDoubleday, $40One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill BrysonDoubleday, $28.95Reviewed by Larry Cox where he has lived for most of Notes from a Small Island became a bestseller on both sides of the pond and even triggered a celebrated television series. At Home, originally published in 2010, is being reissued in a special illustrated edition, while his latest book, One Summer: America, 1927, makes its debut. This is a cause for celebration. Shortly after Bryson moved into a former Church of England into a rooftop space in search of often are a collection of architectural bewilderments, he was not surprised to find a secret space in the attic. This experience inspired At Home, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home. At Home features the roomby-room journey of discovery of takes the reader into the kitchen for a discussion of nutrition and the spice trade, and the bedroom for an account of sex, sleep and death. rative that will cause you to see your dwelling in an entirely new light. One Summer: America, 1927, Bryson writes that there are certain seminal years when historical events seem to almost overwhelm, and He focuses on such happenings and personalities as Charles Lindbergh and his trans-Atlantic flight, Queens housewife Ruth Snyder and the murder of her corset-salesman husband, the antics of cigar-chomping Al Capone, baseball legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the flooding of the mighty Mississippi and much more. At Home and One Summer represent exceptional historical writing and are highly recommended. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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26 MARCH 6, 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 TRADITIONAL 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 FriendshipBaptistChurchSCC.com 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 Do not be too moral. Be not simply good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH United Church of Christ1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329A Caring Church United in Gods Love Serving Our CommunityRev. Dr. Timothy Shirley Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. (813) 634-1304 ~ www.uccsuncity.org 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 Area Obituaries BETH ISRAEL The Jewish Congregation of Sun City Center, 1115 Del Webb Blvd. E. Sun City Center (813)634-2590 SHABBAT SERVICES FRIDAY EVENING AT 7:30 PM TORAH STUDY SATURDAY AT 12 NOON MORNING SERVICES 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAY 10AM EVERYONE IS WELCOME Jan BurrJan Burr died peacefully on February 22, at LifePath Hospice in Sun City Center. She was born in Detroit, Mich. on November 17, 1926. Jan was predeceased by her father and mother, Norm and Ernistine Carpenter, also of Sun City Center. She is survived by her two older sisters, Elaine and Shirley. Jan was the wife of her cherished, predeceased husband Arthur Burr, loving mother of Nancy (Corbin) Findlan and Jay (Patricia) NiemiecRobertson; grandmother to Erin and Justin (Shug) Findlan; and greatgrandmother to Shaki Das, Adi, Kaya and Asha, the beautiful children of Justin and Sunyata Findlan. Not to be content there, she was the stepmother to Arts children: David (Nicolle) Burr, Chris (Tony) Santavicca, Larry (Vicki) Burr; Patti (Steve) Belsley, Jim (Lisa) Burr, and Suzane (Paul) Bonkowski; including 14 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. As a resident of Sun City Center for more than 30 years, Jan was very active in the local art groups, winning several awards for her watercolors. In addition, she was an avid golfer, bridge player and a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Jans tenacity, determination, many strengths and uncanny ability to swing a golf club and talk at the same time will be missed by those who knew and loved her. Jans son and daughter would especially like to thank her dear friend Betty Crawford and her special caregiver, Ashley Green, for the support, love and care they provided for Moms final months. Memorial contributions may be made to the LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin FL, or to your local Salvation Army. Rosalyn KlacikRosalyn Klacik, 91, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away March 2, 2014. Ro, as she was called by friends and family, was born March 22, 1923, to Mary and Sam Bonchi, of Aliquippa, Pa. In 1943, Ro met and married George Klacik (now deceased). They were married for 68 years, until he died in 2011. As an Army wife, she followed him all over the world, and they will be together in his niche in Arlington National Cemetery. Aside from her family, Ros passion was sewing. Just give her a needle, thread and a sewing machine. For many years, she had a thriving business designing and altering wedding gowns. At any given time, she owned seven sewing machines. She is survived by her daughter Andrea (Edward) Nove of Sun City Center; grandchildren Steven (Natalie) Nove and Jennifer (Steve) Grace, both of Houston, Texas; and brother Alden Bonchi of Aliquippa, Pa. Let us not forget the four greatgrandchildren: Lilly, Grace, Abby and Jacob. On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 11 a.m., a Memorial Mass will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Lunch will follow in the church hall. Anyone wishing to call on the family is invited to do so at that time. Because it is Lent, please no flowers; donations can be made to LifePath Hospice at ChaptersHealth.org; or Sun Towers Memory Care Unit, c/o David Flanery, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573 Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Herminio Meza Sr.Herminio Meza Sr., 81, of Ruskin, went to be with the Lord and Savior on February 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandson David Lawrence. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Socorro; children Herminio Jr. (Dalia) Meza, Irma (Tom) Lawrence, Daniel Meza and Elizabeth (Ron) Phifer; grandchildren Andy, Danielle, Jeremy, Jason, Jacob, Mercedes, Monica, Garrett and Michael. A celebration of his life was held Feb. 21 at St. Anne Catholic Church. His final resting place is Ruskin Memorial Cemetery.Margaret H. StapleMargaret H. (Peg) Staple of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away peacefully on February 20, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on November 10, 1922, and was a graduate of Ohio University. Peg was married for almost 60 years to John (Jack) Staple, who predeceased her. They lived for many years in Fair Haven, N.J., where they raised their three children. In retirement they moved to Sun City Center, where Peg was an active volunteer at the Sun City Center Library, the Weavers Guild, Sew n Sews and St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Peg was well known for her infectious optimism and sense of humor, as well as her many contributions to the community. She is survived by children Elizabeth Thompson, Peter Staple and Nancy Koch; grandchildren Aaron Staple, Jennifer Rioual, Rebecca Staple, Allison Koch and Katy Thompson; and sisters Gina Anderl and Dixie Arbuckle. There will be no public memorial service, but condolences to the family may be sent care of Betsy Thompson, 754 S. Oakland Ave., Pasadena CA 91106, and donations in her memory may be made to the Sun City Center Library.Arthur Art Whisman Arthur Art Whisman, Jr., 71, of Apollo Beach, Fla., passed away on February 25, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kathleen Whisman; son Thomas M. (Jennifer) Schloss II of Beaverdam,Va.; grandchildren Amanda, Dylan and Cassidy; mother Anna Belle Newton of Albany, Ga.; sister Katherine Hardison (Charles) of Leesburg, Ga.; many brothersand sisters-in-law; and many, many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center, FL. Annual Quiet Day set for women of St. John the DivineThe Women of St. John the Divine Episcopal Churchs annual Quiet Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the churchs Sun City Center campus, 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd. This day of renewal will include time for contemplation and private and corporate prayer. Spend a day with St. Brigid of Kildare, an Irish saint who was an abbess and contemporary of St. Patrick. Learn of her life and legends, and have time to reflect on the lessons she has to teach women of today. To register, call the church office at 813-633-3970. The deadline for reservations is noon on Monday, March 17. The cost (in advance,) is $10, which includes lunch. All women are welcome to share in this fellowship.First Christian adds second service to scheduleTo accommodate the return of snowbirds, First Christian Church in Ruskin has added a second service to their Sunday worship. The new service for early risers begins at 8 a.m., followed by adult Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. The second service starts at 10:30 a.m. Nursery and childrens Sunday school is available only during second service. First Christian Church is at 1707 33rd Street SE, in Ruskin. Weekly activities at the church include Ladies Bible Study every Monday at 1 p.m. and Tuesday at 10 a.m.; All-Church Bible Study Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., and Mens Prayer Breakfast every third Friday at 8 a.m. in the Sunshine Cafe. All are welcome. First Christian Church recently held a successful garage sale, with proceeds benefiting the missions program. The plan is to use these funds to do a short-term mission trip in country in 2014, with hopes of doing a foreign trip in 2015. 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MARCH 6, 2014 27 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 Ministerios La Red Iglesia de Ruskin 501 2 nd St. S.E., Ruskin, Florida 33570 LaRed Praise Band Ministerio de alabanza Grupo Avivamiento evangelistico Kids Net ministries ministerio de nios La RED Dance Team Nias y Adultas Youth Group Grupo de Jovenes Pastores Marvin y Baleska Barillas Conectate con Dios...... Dia de servicios de Adoracion Domingos 10:00 a.m. Miercoles 7:00 p.m. (Jovenes) Jueves 7:00 p.m. Intercesion Domingos 8:45 a.m. Spoken 4 gospel quartet to perform at United Methodist ChurchThe United Methodist Church of Sun City Center welcomes recording artists Spoken 4, direct from their home in Branson, Mo., on Friday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the churchs sanctuary. Beginning their eighth year in full-time ministry, Spoken 4 is making a name for themselves with their own unique sound that pays homage to the rich traditions of gospel music. Over their short existence, Spoken 4 has managed to work with some of the best known names in Southern gospel music, including Tommy Fairchild, Tim Riley, Jeff Steele, JD Miller and Danny Funderburk. Their latest collaboration brought them together with award-winning piano player Jeff Stice, who is producing their upcoming album. In 2008, the group found themselves nominated for the Horizon Group of the Year, and theyve followed that success up with hits such as He Knows Your Address and Who Can Afford To Be Wrong, among others. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat. A donation of $5 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. For additional information about this and other concerts and recitals at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, call Jeff Jordan, director of worship arts, at 813-634-2539. St. Andrew and Friends concert brings together 14 denominationsEnter the doors of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on almost any day of the week, and you will hear the sound of music. Since St. Andrew is home to many musical groups, you may be treated to the sound of its very own bell choir, contemporary music team, chancel choir, organ or piano rehearsal. On other days, it may be the Womens Chorus or the Mens Chorus. Until the concert date on the second Sunday of March, you will hear the sound of friends. Seventy-two singers, representing 14 denominations and a synagogue, have been meeting in rehearsal since January for the much-anticipated St. Andrew and Friends Sacred Music Community Concert. Rita Hughes and Dr. Jo-Anne Winslow will reprise their roles as director and organist, respectively, just one more time. Joining them this year as pianist is the talented Linnea Norsworthy, organist at St. Andrew. The Friends concert is set for 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 9. St. Andrew is at 1239 W. Del Webb, Sun City Center. The concert is a free gift to the community and no tickets are necessary.Henry Lawrence is at UCC March 14Henry Lawrence, the three-time NFL Super Bowl champion turned singer/entertainer, will appear at the Fantastic Friday dinner theater on Friday, March 14. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a dinner catered by Sun Coast Catering; the entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of United Community Church. Tickets for the dinner and show are $17 per person, and can be purchased at the church after worship beginning Sunday, Feb. 16, and on subsequent Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon until March 11. Show-only tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased up until the night of the concert. United Community Church is at 1501 La Jolla Ave. in Sun City Center. All are welcome and invited. Call Paula at 813-633-6739 for more information. Julianna Zobrist set to connect with South Shore Christian women Inspirational speaker Julianna Zobrist is guest speaker at the March luncheon of the South Shore Christian Womens Connection on Thursday, March 13, at Club Renaissance, 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Julianna will share her story about life as the wife of a professional baseball player. In addition, Julianna will perform several songs. Her husband is Tampa Bay Rays infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist. Seating begins at 11 a.m.; the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu includes chef salad with turkey, ham and cheese, plus beverage and dessert. An alternate meal of tossed salad with grilled chicken is available if you order it when you make your reservation. The cost is $17 inclusive, and reservations are required. Call Pat Butler at 813-938-4320 or email aunt.butler@gmail.com. Reservations or cancellations must be made before noon on Monday, March 10.Creationism and its alternativesAt the Thursday, March 6, meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center, the Rev. Robert P. Tucker, Ph.D., will examine the views and alternatives to the belief that Creation took place within the last six millennia. The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Boulevard. All are welcome. Saturday is for Blessing the PetsAnimal lovers throughout the community are invited to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church for a Blessing of the Pets worship service on Saturday, March 8. The informal service will start at 11 a.m. and last 30-45 minutes. Attendees will sing and pray, and each pet will be blessed individually by Pastor Mark Salmon, shown above. St. Andrew is located at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. in Sun City Center. Dogs must be on a leash, and reptiles must be in cages.South Shore UMC holds rummage sale March 8United Methodist Women of South Shore United Methodist Church will hold its semiannual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. The sale will be on the church grounds, 11525 Big Bend Road, Riverview. Merchandise available for sale includes household items, knickknacks, jewelry, craft items, toys, linens, pictures, holiday items, kitchen items, pet items, small electronics, small outdoor items, tools, dvds/cds, books and office supplies. All proceeds will go toward local families and missions. If you have any questions regarding the sale or how to donate items, call Sharron Brunk at 813672-3553. S T J O H N T H E D I V I N E E PISCOPAL C HURCH A C A R I N G C H R I S T I A N F A M I L Y W I G G L Y C H I L D R E N W E L C O M E S UNDAY S ERVICES 8:00 AM Rite I 9:00 AM Contemporary 11:00 AM Rite II & Choir Fellowship Hour after all services Morning Prayer & Healing Service 10 AM every Wednesday Fr. Lee Miller Priest S UN C ITY C ENTER 1015 Dell Webb Blvd. E 813 633 3970 stjohnrus@aol.com

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The board, however, has pledged that no type of lending be taken out for any building project that all projects would be completely funded on a pay-as-you-go plan, with money in the Operating Fund coming from the resale of homes, which is $1,500 each. That fee is comparable to what developers pay the county as an impact fee on a new home built in Hillsborough County. The board says that since the pay-as-you-go policy was put into effect by community vote, it can only be changed by community vote. Collett thinks this should happen sooner than later. Recently I went to see another production put on by the Performing Arts Club at the Rollins Theater, Collett said. Even though Im six-foot-two, the gentleman in front of me was even taller, and I had a really hard time seeing the show. I can only imagine the plight of smaller people! It is hard to get in and out of the rows when the theater is packed because the seats are so close together, Collett said, and there are no restroom facilities available without exiting the theater and walking outdoors to another building. Those are just a few of the inadequacies of our current theater, Collett said in a letter distributed following a discussion of the topic at the Board of Directors meeting last month. Each year, more than 15,000 people use the theater, he wrote. They come to see theater productions, watch the Monday movies, listen to the Front Porch Pickers and attend movies shown by the Irish Connection. There are Art Club presentations and performances during Sun City Centers annual FunFest. The list goes on and on. Recently PAC and the Pelican Players have formed an alliance that will increase use of the theater even more, he stated. There are ways to get this done now, so let the board know how you feel, he added. Resseguie says a new theater makes financial sense, as well. The bottom line of this, he said, is that the theater is inadequate with only 200 seats. Figure these numbers. Two-hundred seats at $25 a seat is $5,000. When you subtract the costs of running the theater, advertising and all, the total income is at best $3,000. A loss of $2,000 per show. A 400seat theater would allow PAC to hire top talent for certain performances like Broadway road shows and make it more comfortable for local residents and actors alike. Four-hundred seats at $25 per seat is $10,000, a profit of $5,000 a show. A new theater would definitely put Sun City Center on the entertainment map, Resseguie added.PAC is not just for Sun City Center residents. For more information about it, visit www. performingartscompany-scc.org.Performing Arts Companyf

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Unfortunately, we cant count something like losing a job or home as a catastrophic event, Strehl said. They may be catastrophic to the family, but we cant help everybody, and that would mean choosing one or two from many. So we stick with things like a house burning down, or renovating a home for a serviceman who suddenly finds himself or herself in a position to need a wheelchair. A charity that wants to participate (or receive money) must first register as a charity with the Foundation by filling out an application. Most, but not all, are nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. But some they give to might include a parks department, he said. Much in fact, almost all of the help given to individuals through the Angel Fund, however, is service-driven, he said. That means Foundation members getting on the phone and asking service providers like builders and lawn service persons to do jobs for those who need but cannot afford them. We dont just hand out money, Strehl said. 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It will be great, cant hardly wait. And while there were apparently no green eggs and ham served, there was a birthday cake for Dr. Seuss. And cake is pretty good, too.MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSI like green eggs and ham. But cake is pretty good, too.

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