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www.ObserverNews.netMarch 13, 2014 Volume 58 Number 8THE OBSERVER NEWSThe amazing Doby Elementary Little Kids Rock Band kicked off the festivities last weekend at the Manatee Festival of the Arts held in Apollo Beach. See page 5 for more.INSIDE:PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Grace McKees son sent her a card from Indonesia with the above face on it, and she had so much fun replicating it, right, that she has made it her mascot for her upcoming show, a portion of which will benefit the SouthShore Arts Council. Her son said a macaque picked up a professional photographers unattended camera and shot this photograph of itself. Now that, said McKee, shows the real meaning of selfie. SELFIESTechnology changes the world of photography, art foreverMore and more, selfies becoming a serious art formBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netGrace McKee of Apollo Beach has studied and taught many forms of art most of her life. From owning her own graphic design business to painting and teaching in watercolors, oils and acrylics, McKee has studied and taught many traditional art forms, and still kept up with new ones. In December, however, she discovered an interest in a new art form that became such a passion she now works with it nearly every day.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOContinued on page 34X Renovated facilities to open to Summerfields 7,000 residents Columbia Gorge Hotel and SpaBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netNo sooner will the newly remodeled Summerfield clubhouse finally reopen its doors next week than plans for a new building with new amenities are in the works. Bob Abruzzese, president of the Summerfield board of directors, said the board will begin planning the new expansion with a target date of three to five years. It was the first public announcement of the project. This will be a totally separate stand-alone building to offer more amenities, said Ron Midkiff, director of South Cove at Summerfield Homeowners Association. Among the planned amenities are racquetball, a banquet room, a sauna, new offices and possibly a food court. We would like to have a massage room to rent out, for a fee, of course, Abruzzese said, but something thats easily available to residents who would like to have that feature. But back from the future, the expanded weight rooms, new Wi-Fi room and other renovations to the clubhouse will be available for Summerfields 7,000 residents to use on Monday, March 17. The clubhouse originally was to reopen last November for residents of the southeast Riverview community. We had to deal with some unexpected upgrades, said Abruzzese. But it turned out even better than expected because of them. The $250,000 project was paid for by reserves saved from dues, and no loans were needed, he said. We also will not have to raise dues this year, he said. Except for the full-size gymnasium, the entire interior of the clubhouse has been redone from the floors up. Tile floors have been laid, and interior walls knocked out to enlarge both the weight room and the cardio room. This enabled the weight equipment to be spread out to give people more room, but no new weight-room items had to be purchased, said Summerfields community manager, Abi James. It just looks like we have more because of the way its arranged. By %  WARREN RESEN Member North American Travel Journalists Associationw630@aol.comDriving north on the coastal highways of California and Oregon and then through the redwood forests is an unforgettable adventure. Venturing into the majestic redwoods is humbling. Some words Ive heard others use to describe this experience are awesome, magnificent, peaceful, quiet, magical, serene and spiritual. Walking into the woods under the towering trees, away from roadway noise and listening to the quiet is like being in an open-air cathedral. But there were still more of natures beauties ahead of us yet to be experienced in the Pacific Northwest. Now heres a bit of trivia for you. On Oregons highways, every time you cross the 45th parallel, a statesponsored sign informs you that you are exactly halfway between the North Pole and the equator. We were driving east from Portland on Interstate 84 toward our hotel in Hood River, Ore., which is billed as the Windsurfing Capital of the World. About 20 miles east of Portland is the exit for Historic Route 30. Take this little detour if you are not in a hurry to get to your next destination and enter the world of Oregons rain forest and waterfalls. On the north side of Historic Route 30 is the majestic Columbia River, with views of Washington on the opposite bank. To your right are the waterfalls, seven of them, one after another, over a distance of about eight miles. Individually, any of these waterfalls would be a major scenic and tourist attraction. Here they vie for attention. As you carefully navigate the turns on the two-lane road through the rain forest, many waterfalls are visible from your vehicle. Others require short hikes to visit. And then you reach the fifth waterfall in line, the pice de rsistanceMultnomah Falls. At 620 feet, it is the tallest waterfall in Oregon and second-tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. At the Multnomah Falls visitor center, the only building on this stretch of road, is a restaurant, souvenir shop (of course) and restrooms. This is a must stop for pictures. Back on the Interstate, our next stop was just down the road at the Bonneville Dam complex. If you Continued on page 18X Continued on page 23X JEANNE OCONNOR PHOTOThe full view of both tiers of the Multnomah Falls. The waterfall is on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. Underground springs from Larch Mountain are the yearround source of water for the waterfall, augmented by spring runoff from the mountains snowpack and rainwater during the other seasons.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe cardio room has been made larger and more machines added.

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Seminar by Doug Rebeor, Business Advisor RSVP with Rosie 813-419-5020Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. 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. 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It feels like stuff is opening up for me, and Im just so delighted, because Im 76, and it seems I still have the chops. It has been a real pleasure. Marsh said that it has also been a sincere pleasure to be working with Kronsnoble again. Jeff and I have been friends since 1962 we met each other at USF, and weve shared studios together and have done exhibitions together, so its really nice. Its sort of like a homecoming for me, he said. South County residents, in particular, will recognize much of Marshs work that is on display in the gallery. Both Jeff and I are working from photographic sources, Marsh said. He is working in an almost Old Master way, and I think our interests are very compatible in the level of realism and believability. I almost feel Im painting like Im doing documentation. I tried to be accurate and true to what Ive been seeing. It is documentation in a most stunning and beautiful form. Viewing it makes one feel like being home, yet there is magic and mystery contained within each stroke of the brush. Marshs work his documentation, if you will also will survive the ages. Despite some time consumed and difficulty in prepping the material, he paints on canvases of linen. Its just a very durable and long-lasting material, he said. I stretch the canvas. I prime it with glue because linseed oil can rot linen, so there is a layer of glue between the canvas and the paint. So, 300 years from now, MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSRuskin artist Bruce Marsh stands with some of his work at the Clayton Galleries on Fridays opening night for the exhibit. Marsh is married to artist Dolores Coe. Dozens of art patrons attended the opening night of the exhibit, which displays the work of both Marsh and Jeffrey Kronsnoble in a way well suited for the beautiful work of both artists. someone can peel that away from the canvas and put it on a new canvas. In other words, his artistic documentation of life in this place will remain long after we are gone. His work is a testament to the communities and the people who live here. And it is a beautiful testament at that. The exhibit will run through April 12. Clayton Galleries is located at 4105 S. MacDill Ave. in Tampa. For more information, visit www.claytongalleries.net or call 813-831-3753.

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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 How do you feel today? If you answered, Great and getting better! then you may well know many of the answers to the questions I will present in this weeks column. However, I suggest you read on, because you may want to send it to someone else who does not feel the same way you do about how life is treating them. Every so often it is important to do some introspection in order to plot a course to a happier tomorrow. Here are some of the questions I think we must ask ourselves to get a clear picture of where we are and then see where we can go. or anger from the past? It is amazing how many of us carry old baggage with us into the future. One woman I know has been divorced for 35 years and still refers regularly to anyone who will listen about that damn Frank. Frank got on with his life years ago, and her anger is not holding him back, but it is a major impediment to her living a happy life. Put down your anger and get on with life. Keep in mind that forgiveness is only part of the battle; true healing comes from forgetting. that are destructive to your health to some vice that is dragging you down? You may not even know these habits are holding you back. I smoked for 17 years until a friend informed me that I had lost a $15,000 contract because the buyer did not want to work with me on a project because I smelled like smoke. Yes, I knew smoking was not good for me, but when it hit me in the wallet, I quit. You may well have been passed over for a promotion or lost a friend for some similar problem a problem within your power to fix. Keep in mind that there are some great support groups for addictions to food, smoking, drugs and alcohol, just to name a few. You do not have to go it alone. apology? For some of us, the hardest words we will ever speak are, Im sorry. Have you slighted or hurt someone in the past to whom you should say those words? Healing a hurt in someone else can go a long make the apology, do not include strings, and do be sincere. British author G. K. Chesterton hit the nail injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. yourself? Many people spend a lot of their life pining for what they do not have and feeling sorry they did not get blessed with the looks of a movie star or the brain be worse. You could look like a movie star Lassie; or you could have a brain just like Einsteins dead. I love British author D. H. Lawrences comment I never small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. Imitate the wild things and do what you can to survive and prosper. If you do, you will not fall from the bough. Count your blessings rather than your woes. say a cat that sits on a hot stove will never sit on a hot stove again. But the truth is, he will never sit on a you learned that are preventing you from trying again? Life is a wonderful place for those who refuse to die before questions and act on them. Soon, when people ask you how you are doing, you will be able to reply, Doing great and getting better all the time.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: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Doing great and getting better all the time Lit Wit contest celebrates National Poetry MonthCelebrate National Poetry Month by submitting a poem at your local Hillsborough County library and get it in by Monday, March 31. Create your own humorous poem or a parody of a well-known poem in honor of National Poetry Month. Registration forms and contest guidelines can be found online at www.hcplc.org or at your local branch library. the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, Lit Wit poetry contest is funded by the Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library www.hcplc.org.Amazon posts job openings for Ruskin nyurl.com/observer-jobs.

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MARCH 13, 2014 5 Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center MARCH EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY Your Money Matters. Presented by Chris Redhead, CFP,ChFC,CFS, Executive VP of Sequoia Financial Group. During these turbulent times many investors are plagued with challenging questions and difcult decisions that may signicantly impact their familys nancial future. Low Vision Support Group Topic: Glaucoma, facilitated by Ana Maria Oliva, M.D., sponsored by the SCC Mens Club. Speaker will be Ignatius C. Cyriac, M.D. who earned both his Bachelor of Science and his M.D. at Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He went on to an Internship at the Medical Center of Delaware in Newark, and an Ophthalmology Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Interested in Your Ancestry? If you would like to learn how to research your genealogy, dont miss this opportunity to spend time with Tollie J Banker, M.A. and M.I.S., faculty librarian at Hillsborough Community College SouthShore Campus as she takes you through the steps to discover your past using free research tools! THURS., MAR. 20 Neuropathy Support Group Sponsored by Mens Club of SCC. Held at the Community Association in the Caper Room on North Pebble Beach. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Our speaker this month will be: Emily Wilson, Regional Assistant with FAAST (Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology). Assistive technology is any device used to increase or maintain ability in daily living. Learn methods to deal with this condition and provide support for other members of the group. Parkinsons Support Group Sponsored by The Mens Club of SCC. Facilitated by the USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center. Are you experiencing hand tremors due to Parkinsons? If so, learn about Lift Labs, a new technology to assist you. Presented by Jennipher Lenoir, a Certied Occupational Therapy Assistant who has worked in SCC for over 7 years. Jennipher holds a special interest in the implementation and training of adaptive equipment for the purpose of improving a persons independent functional ability. FREE valet parking available at entrance. What Everyone with Hearing Loss Should Know About Hearing Aids and Hearing Loops. Why people with hearing loss say they can hear but cant understand. Hearing aid features you need to hear your best. How hearing loops help you hear better in large public places. How to get your favorite venue or church interested in a loop. Presented by Dr. Juliette Sterkens, Audiologist, National Hearing Loop Advocate, HLAA, Academy of Audiology Lea Doerer Award 2013, Wisconsin Audiologist of the Year 2011, HLAA Technology Access Award 2011, Member National HLAA/AAA Hearing Loop Task Force. Mental Wellness Support Group Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by SouthShore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and United Methodist Church of SCC. FREE Memory Screenings provided by Dr. Mary Stedman from Stedman Clinical Trials and Wendy Burkhard, LCSW from Wyndbeach Counseling. How much of my memory have I really lost? Are you interested in Clinical Trials designed to cure Alzheimers? Want to learn more about memory loss? Call to reserve your space today! 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All rights reserved.TURN UP THE AND THE SAVINGS TAKE CONTROL $2795OIL CHANGE*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars LUBE, OIL & FILTER The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce apparently has some cosmic connections it would seem impossible to have a more perfect weekend to hold the Manatee Festival of the Arts. Days of cloudy skies and rain leading up to the event opened up to pleasantly warm temperatures and blue skies as thousands of people visited Apollo Beach on Saturday and Sunday for the festival. The festival, held at the TECO SouthShore Events Center, included continuous live music, kicked off by the amazing Doby Elementary Little Kids Rock Band. For information about the SouthShore Chamber and upcoming community events, visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce. org or call 813-645-1366.It was a picture-perfect weekend for the Manatee Festival of the ArtsMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS What a good dad looks like: One father helps his young daughter create bracelets and a necklace at the Childrens Creativity Center at the festival. Dogs from Bay Area Greyhounds and Hounds for Heroes greeted festival visitors just inside the entrance. For information, visit www.bayareagreyhounds.org and www.h4htb.org. Dozens of artists from around the nation descended on Apollo Beach for the weekend festival, including Kathy Fields from St. Louis, with her Kathy Jewels display. For information, visit www. kathyjewels.net. Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman took advantage of a beautiful Saturday to attend the art festival. Multiple-award-winning artist Jinsheng Song, originally from China, created a booth in which visitors could immerse themselves in his art. For information, visit www.art-mind.com.

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MARCH 13, 2014 7 Terrific Kids are focused at Gibsonton Elementary SchoolThe following students are recognized for showing their peers how to be focused: Haili Garland, Ave Kalbach, Adriana Hernandez-Soriano, Arrianna Lopez, Esveidy Munoz, Jacquelyn Nesbit, Jocelyn Hinojoza, Jesus Vargas, Triniti Yorks, Hailey Sturgeon, Elizabeth Arnold, Lynnix Oglesby, Isaias Pineda, Gabriela Fernandez, Zury Lopez, Evelina Cruz, Jahira Morillo, Madison Cartegena, Lastat Goeddeke, Larissa DeLeon, Haillie Ritter, John OConnor, Erika Jimenez, Fernando Martinez, Derrick Martinez, Peyton Fortney, Keagan Hancock, Gabriella Rodriquez, Hailey Engle and Pedro Garcia Jr. The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by Kiwanis of the South Shore. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Acting Out Yoga Thursday, March 13, 4:30 p.m. For ages 5-12 ~ Join us for this basic childrens yoga class offered by Shore Bliss Yoga. This program uses creative ways to engage young yoga students in stretching, exercising and learning to relax through yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. There are limited spots for this program. Preregistration is required. Please ask at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Bedtime Stories Thursday, March 13, 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. Drum Magic Saturday, March 15, 2:30 p.m. For all ages ~ Join us for this loud, feet-tapping program featuring drummer Jana Broder, who brings drums for everyone, and play in a drum circle. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, March 17, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 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. Super Science Workshop Monday, March 17, 3 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the library into a science lab! This special science workshop features Mad Science presenting experiments on MAGNETS! Limit 25 kids. This is a repeat of the program offered on March 3. There are limited spots for this program. Preregistration is required. Ask at the Reference Desk or call 813-273-3652. This is a school early-release Monday. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Adult/Teen Printing Without a Press Monday, March 17, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor, Tim Gibbons, and explore some techniques of printmaking. Tim will demonstrate some of the basics of printmaking, and students will create their own designs and print them. No experience necessary. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, March 18, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 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 18, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 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. 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. Thanks to a new partnership with FOODNOW, Mahaffey Theater-goers can now enjoy a dinner from one of their favorite restaurants in The Mahaffey Theater Atrium before select shows. FOODNOW works with more than 40 of St. Petersburgs best restaurants for convenient downtown meal delivery. Now those attending a show can order their favorite meals and schedule their delivery to the theater. They will be served dinner in a reserved The Cruisin for Critters Poker Run, a benefit for C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter, will be held Saturday, April 5. The first stop and check-in is at the Dog House and More, on Shell Point Road in Ruskin, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Complimentary breakfast sandwiches and coffee will be provided by the Dog House. The route is a fun ride (by motor cycle or car) in a loop from Ruskin, to Peggys Corral in Palmetto, Woodys River Roo in Ellenton, Uncle Mikes SmokeHouse Grill in Plant City and ending at Alley Kats Bar and Grill, in The Alley at Southshore in Riverview. The Alley is the final stop and meal sponsor; there will be vendors and entertainment provided by DJ Doogie Entertainment. The first prize is four tickets to SeaWorld; second prize is two tickets to Busch Gardens; and last prize is a coffee gift basket donated by Harry & David. All cards must be turned in by Cruisin for Critters Poker Run is Saturday, April 5 4 p.m., with prize winners announced at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by downloading the registration form at www. careshelter.org and mailing in payment, or by calling C.A.R.E. with a credit card. Preregistration is appreciated, so that organizers can be sure to have food for everyone! car) is $25. Additional passengers are $5. Additional poker hands, $10. participation, one poker hand, one T-shirt per vehicle, and end-of-ride meal. Note: Passengers receive meal only, unless additional poker hands and/or T-shirts are purchased. Sponsor and vendor booth spots are available, with booth setups at the Final Stop (The Alley). Sponsor donation is $100. Vendor donation is $50. To be a sponsor, vendor or to donate auction items, call Jennifer McCafferty, event manager, at 813-8461316 or email jennifer@jens-market. com. C.A.R.E. is a no-kill shelter that accepts stray and abandoned dogs and cats, founded in 2000 by Dr. Hal Ott and a group of local citizens concerned about the high number of healthy animals being euthanized each year in Hillsborough County. Its mission is to reduce the number of homeless and abandoned animals through adoption, sterilization and education. The facility is located on three acres of land and can accommodate 15-20 dogs (depending on size) and 35-45 cats. C.A.R.E. is funded by fundraisers, donations, member ships and small grants. It does not receive tax dollars, so it relies heavily on support from the community to cover animal care and operating costs. For more information about the shelter, visit www.careshelter.org or call 813-645-2273. Enjoy dinner delivered to you at The Mahaffeysection of the Atrium overlooking the waterfront. Beverages and specialty brownies can be purchased from one of the theaters full bars, which feature beer, wine, cocktails, soft drinks, coffee and water. FOODNOW is currently accepting reservations for many events, including Masters of Illusion, Peter Nero, Collective Soul, 1964... The Tribute, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group, Aziz Ansaris 7 p.m. performance, American Idiot and One Night of Queen. Orders may be placed directly on FOODNOWs website, www.727FoodNow.com or by phone at 727-822-FOOD. To order online, click on the flashing Order Now button, select 33701 as the ZIP code, indicate the delivery date and time, and then order items from the listed restaurants. Delivery to The Mahaffey is free when using the promotional code MAHAFFEY at time of order.

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MARCH 13, 2014 9 Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinCall for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: Tues. Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 1. Country Fried Steak with Milk Gravy 2. Yankee Meatloaf 3. Pot Roast with Carrots, Onions & Celery in a Brown Gravy 4. Liver & Onions with Applewood Smoked Bacon 5. Linguini & Meatballs with Marinara Sauce and Garlic Bread 6. Fried Fish Platter with Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies and French Fries All meals are served with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable MedleyOPEN For Lunch Tuesday through Sunday B Prime Rib Night moved to Saturday Night SPECIAL FOR 2Includes:2 Soup or Salad2 EntreesChoose from: (Spicy)2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of Wi neAv ailable for a LIMITED TIME ONL Y, We dnesday thro ugh Satu rd ay .2 for $3999+ tax Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older drivers with their vehicles? My 84-yearold mother is still a pretty good driver, but she has arthritis, which limits her range of motion and hinders her driving. Searching Son Dear Searching, To help keep older drivers safe and extend their driving years, there are a number of affordable products you can purchase today that can easily be added to your moms vehicle to help with many different needs. Here are several to consider. Entry and exit If your moms limited range of motion is hampering her ability to get into and out of her vehicle, consider these products: This is a small portable support handle that inserts into the Ushaped striker plate on the doorframe that helps with getting out of a car. strap handle that hooks around the top of the door window frame for entry and exiting help. portable cushion that turns 360 degrees to help drivers and passengers rotate their body into and out of their vehicle. Vision helpers If your mom has a difficult time looking over her shoulder to back up or merge into traffic, or struggles with sensitivity to glare, these products can help. sized rearview mirror that attaches to the existing rearview mirror to widen her rear visibility and eliminate blind spots so your mom can see traffic without significant neck or body rotation. It also helps during parking. small convex mirrors that stick to the corner of the side view mirrors to improve side and rear vision. nate blind spots and avoid turning around when backing up, this device (which costs around $100) comes with a wireless night-vision camera that attaches to the license plate and a small monitor that mounts to the dash or windshield. plastic, tinted visor clips onto the existing sun visor to remove sun glare without obstructing vision. It also has a special sliding shield that lets you block extra-bright glare spots. Arthritic hands If your moms arthritis makes turning the ignition key, twisting open the gas cap, or gripping the steering wheel difficult and painful, consider these devices: plastic handle that attaches to the car keys to provide additional leverage, making it easier to turn the key in the ignition or door. at the pump, this long-handled device works like a wrench to make loosening and tightening the gas cap much easier, and it fits most gas caps. over the steering wheel to make it larger in size and easier to grip. Short drivers If your mom has shrunk a little over the years to the point she needs help seeing over the steering wheel or reaching the pedals, consider a wedge seat cushion, which is an orthopedic cushion that supports the back and elevates her a few inches. Or, foot pedal extensions (see pedalextenders.net, drive-master.com or summiteasy. com) that allow her to reach the pedals while keeping her 10 to 12 inches from the steering wheel. Seat-belt aids dle is a six-inch rubber extension handle that attaches to the seat belt strap to make it easier to reach for seat belt shoulder pad that fits around the shoulder strap protects the neck and shoulder from rubbing and chafing. Where to buy pedal extensions and backup camera) cost under $50, and can be found online at amazon.com. Type the product name in the search bar to get a variety of options. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Automobile aids that can help elderly drivers By Jim Miller South Bay Hospital offers online access Patient Portal, a secure and convenient way to access personal health information. Patient Portal is a free service that enables patients to go online to retrieve lab results, discharge instructions, hospital visit histories and mation found in the Patient Portal comes from the electronic health record maintained by the hospital To access the Patient Portal, patients must first obtain their patient information, including email address and medical record number, tient information is then used to complete the secure online enrollment and access the personal health information. For more information about South portal or call 813-634-0381.East Hillsborough Dems meet April 8 monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on activist, will talk about the citizens cern with local issues. Donations of food, clothing and toiletries for For more information, visit hillschael Newett, club president, at ehcdclub@yahoo.com.Spring Fling comes to Little Manatee River State Park Fling. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will offer educational fun for those interested in nature walks, fresh air, clean water, birds, fish, bees, native plants for sale and more. There will be animal face-painting to transform kids into their favorite critter. There will also be an art project called fish printing, an ancient Japanese art that is easy for kids and gives them a souvenir of the day. Enjoy music, food and live animals. The Spring Fling is free; however, there is a $5 per vehicle charge for up to eight people. tion, call 813-671-5005.The Savy SeniorNew OA meetings start in Wimauma meeting at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday in the office building of Our U.S. 301 S. The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop eating compulgram that addresses the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of those who want to stop eating or overeatprogram. There are no scales, no dues, no fees; all are welcome. you or call Norma at 813-634-3201.

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10 MARCH 13, 2014 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First-time attendees only, please. RESERVATION REQUIREDLimited seating availableCALL NOW! Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. Serving Sun City Center, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Wimauma, Parrish and Ellenton. TUES., MARCH 18 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., MARCH 21 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., MARCH 25 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., MARCH 28 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Special Discountfor all attending a seminar Leave your wallets at home! ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY DENTAL IMPLANT and PERIODONTAL EXAM Web: www.bradentonperio.com | Email: trubino@bradentonperio.com Girl Scouts ESCAPE Series educates young girls in how to react to dangerA personal empowerment series has been developed by a committed adult girl scout, Melinda Exum-Bihler, to help girls be safer and more aware of the environment they frequent and the people they encounter. The Extreme Safety Course And Personal Empowerment (ESCAPE) Series is designed to educate the young women of tomorrow by developing their awareness of dangerous and potentially unsafe situations. The two-hour sessions are held once a month at Girl Scout Camp Dorothy Thomas, off Boyette Road, Riverview. The series is open to all girls in fifth through 12th grades. A volunteer through Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Melinda Exum-Bihlers goal is to empower them with the knowledge, strategies and techniques against violence, such as assault, abduction, abuse, harassment, bullying, etc., that may prevent them from becoming a target of crime as they begin to have life experiences on their own. The series began in January and, so far, the girls have been educated on fire safety and first aid/CPR. Other sessions being offered are on the Florida Law/Statutes, presented by the State Attorney Office, Sex Offender/Child Abuse Division. The next session, on physical defense techniques, is Sunday, March 23. Exum-Bihler believes that one of the best gifts we can give young ladies is the opportunity to acquire the skills to protect themselves and avoid danger! For more information about the program, call Melinda Exum-Bihler at 813-843-3245 or email her at memibihler@aol.com.For dog-friendly fun, go to Southeastern Guide Dogs WalkathonOn Saturday, March 22, the Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon kicks off at 8:30 a.m., when festivities begin at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Tampa. Opening ceremonies are at 9:45 a.m., and the 3K Walkathon starts at 10 a.m. Join hundreds of dogs and their favorite friends. Enjoy paws, a cause, friends, food and tail-wagging fun. There will be local food vendors, pet-friendly shopping, a silent auction, music, a raffle and the chance to support the life-changing puppies and people at Southeastern Guide Dogs. This Palmetto-based nonprofit organization raises and trains world-class guide dogs for the visually impaired, and relies 100 percent on private donations. The annual Walkathon season is Southeasterns biggest fundraiser of the year. Interested walkers can sign up at www.guidedogswalkathon.org, and fundraisers can find helpful resources on the website. Government Leadership University welcomes citizens and studentsWant the inside scoop on how government really works? Hillsborough County residents can sign up for a series of action-packed opportunities during the 2014 Government Leadership University. The free series begins with an orientation at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, inside County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. The GLU series is open to all Hillsborough County residents, including students grade nine and up (with parent and school approval). GLU covers a wide variety of county departments and functions over a series of 10 threehour sessions from 9 a.m. to noon each Tuesday through the month of May. Now in its ninth year, Hillsborough County Neighborhood Relations offers this annual program to strengthen communities by creating more informed residents and neighborhood leaders. Anyone interested in learning more about Hillsborough County government and the vast array of county departments is encouraged to attend GLU. Participants will experience a mock board meeting, hurricaneevacuation planning and enjoy visits to agencies such as Code Enforcement, Fire Rescue, Emergency Management and Public Utilities. Attendees for GLU are asked to sign up by Monday, March 17, and online registration is available at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ GLU For more information on Government Leadership University, call Neighborhood Relations in the Office of Community Affairs at 813-307-3564 or visit www. HillsboroughCounty.org/ONR.Girls in a recent ESCAPE seminar.

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MARCH 13, 2014 11 St. Patricks Day SpecialCorned Beef & Cabbage Dinner $9.95Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (March 14-17)Friday Fish FryEvery Friday Super Size Fish and Chips $9.95Prime Rib Dinner SpecialEvery Saturday $15.95Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Vegetable THE SANDPIPER GRILLE OPEN TO THE PUBLICOverlooking the Sandpiper Golf Course and Garden Upscale Dining at Reasonable Prices & Bunkers Chefs Magic Pot$9.95Changes daily 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 Week of March 12 18Mar 12: VFW & LAVFW meeting at 7 pm Mar 13: Bar bingo at 6 pm Mar 14: Fish Fry 4:30-7 pm Music by Full Circle at 8 pm Cash drawing at 8 pmMar 15: Arts & Crafts Show 9am 2pm. Breakfast will be served at 8 am for $4. If you would like to reserve a table to sell your crafts, there is no charge; we are only asking for a donation for a Chinese auction. Please call 813-634-8740 or 813-6342315 to reserve a table.Mar 16: Games in lounge 2 pm Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30-10 pm Queen of hearts drawing at 7:30 pm Mar 17: Crew games and free hot dogs 6 pm Mar 18: Games in lounge 1-4 pm Bingo doors open at 3 pm BINGO begins at 6 pm Kitchen opens at 4:30 pm By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netLike many thousands of others, Peter Swartz and his wife Janet came to visit Sun City Center in search of a retirement paradise. They almost immediately fell in love with the community, deciding to buy a home within two hours, but Peter also saw an opportunity among the palm trees and the manicured lawns. Peter Swartz is a radio man. And soon Peters retirement will be put on hold and WSCQ-FM radio should be broadcasting live from Sun City Center. We are ready to go on the air now, Swartz said. I could basically just push a couple of buttons. WSCQ is already licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as a Low Power FM station. The license was granted Feb. 6, and Community Radio of Sun City Center Inc. was born with the intention of serving Sun City Center and Kings Point, and some news from Were at WSCQ in Sun City Center! A longtime radio man and Sun City Center resident unretires for the third time to open a community radio station.the surrounding communities as well. Swartz is currently assigned 100.1 MHz on the dial, but that may change before the station goes on the air. Im basically a newcomer here, Swartz said. We bought the house two or so years ago. When we first came here, I was transitioning from running a station and retiring. Being in radio, I saw an opportunity for something that would be really neat. There is a lot going on here, and having a community station seemed like it would be perfect. He is now coming off his third retirement after first selling his Christian broadcasting station to a national radio chain in 2000. He expected to retire then, just as he expected to retire upon moving to Sun City Center. But radio seems to be in his blood, and he hopes to provide a useful and entertaining service for the community. I dont retire well, he said with a laugh. By 2002, he was operating four stations before retiring yet again. And now he is back in the game once more. In the 30-plus years Ive been in broadcasting, things have changed so much, Swartz said. The FCC does not allow just anyone to decide theyll open up and run a station. And today there are filing windows they occasionally open for licenses. The last window closed last November. There is no word as to when the next window may open. I know what I want to do but dont have it down completely yet, he continued. I knew Christian broadcasting, but this will be different, its a new venture for me. Radio is the same, but Im working on a listenable mix that is informative and entertainment, with nice music from the s to the s. WSCQ wont be a Christian station, but Swartz does hope to broadcast local church services on Sunday mornings. There was a time when nearly every broadcaster gave their air time over to churches on Sunday mornings, he said. Most dont do that anymore, but we will. Well also play some gospel music during those times. Swartz is visually impaired, describing himself as almost blind, but that hasnt slowed him down in the least. My idea is to find interesting people in the community to interview, he said. Ive been doing interviews for years. We can do it as though it is just two people having a conversation that also happens to be going out over the radio. People seem to enjoy it. Sun City Center offers him a near infinite potential for interesting people and stories. WSCQ is limited to a 100-foot antenna and 100 watts of power. The station will likely reach as far as Apollo Beach, into Riverview, Ruskin and Wimauma. Our main emphasis will be Sun City Center and Kings Point, Swartz said. Its a noncommercial station. We can do fundraising, much like PBS raises funds for their operations. But we cant do fullblown advertising. He does, however, hope to promote local businesses and clubs with interviews as a community service, no advertising involved. He is looking forward to doing remote broadcasts from the many community events. I want as many friendly neighbors as I can get, Swartz said. I want them to tell us about them, to put them on the air. He also hopes to attract young people, providing them with the benefit of the vast experience and knowledge of the retirees. Although electronically he could begin broadcasting right now, he is still looking for suitable studio space, his needs for which are minimal. There is no sense in me going on the air until I get into some kind of alignment with people in the community, he said. For the station to be what it needs to be, Ill need the support of the community. I want to be careful. I dont want to step on peoples toes, but I think this would be good for the community. I think once were out there, broadcasting and communicating, people will come around. He is also looking for some help, and Sun City Center could well be a very fertile ground for such a search. Although the station will be noncommercial, he is hoping to find some help in funding the operation. Thus far, Swartz has paid out of pocket for the equipment needed and for the Emergency Broadcast System. I would love to get some volunteer help, Swartz said. And also to get where people can make announcements and so on. I can take my computer and a little bag of stuff and I can broadcast from anywhere. Im looking at the end of the month, it could be mid-April, but I could have been on the air three weeks ago with no problem. This isnt my first radio station. Indeed it isnt. It is his seventh station. In Sun City Center, Peter and Janet Swartz found a home, both on a broad residential boulevard and in his heart, fulfilling his love for radio. So much for retirement hes at WSCQ in Sun City Center. For information, email Peter Swartz at WSCQFM@yahoo.com.PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER SWARTZPeter Swartz operating in a small studio. His station has already been licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.

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12 MARCH 13, 2014 1st Row: Jada Lester, Jenna McEneaney, Fre-Deja Hayes, Damaris Morales, Michelle Rodriguez, Susan Reynaga and Jaliza Olascoaga. 2nd Row: Chloe Dinard, Riley Sniezyk, Chiana Springs, Scarleth Jimenez, Noora Al-Qili, Megan McKeefer and Lindsay Grear. 3rd Row: Odalis Castillo, Jasmine Zamora, Monica Vigil, Keila Esteva, Stephanie Villanueva, Kiana-Jade Green, Lorianne Santiago, Aviana Johnson and Nicole Stokes. 4th Row: Coach Cooper, Briana Brown, Kya Matthews, Gabby Ruiz, Alexis Gomez, Zory Rosado, Mashayla Gallmon and Quiana Jean-Baptiste. 5th Row: Coach Taplin, Coach Miley, Sydney Hostelley, Sara Hostelley, Valorie Gutierrez, Tabitha Willis, Maribel Mendoza and Madeline Hornacek.Last Tuesday, East Bays Girls Flag Football team played its PreSeason Classic. For the Classic, each team is allotted two games. Host school Bloomingdale defeated Wharton 40-7 and Steinbrenner 15-0. East Bay faced Steinbrenner, which went up 13-0 in the first quarter with a long touchdown pass and an interception return for a touchdown two plays later. Then the Indians defense held while the offense had several 12play drives, but failed to score. Against Wharton, the first half was back and forth, with the Wildcats scoring first. The Indians took the lead with QB Madeline Hornacek throwing a touchdown to Regular Season ScheduleSat. March 15 at Matanzas Varsity 9 a.m. Sat. March 15 Flagler Palm Coast Varsity 10:30 p.m. Tue. March 18 at Armwood JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Thur. March 20 Newsome (D) JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Mon. March 24 at Spoto (D) JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Thur. March 27 at Durant (D) JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Mon. March 31 King JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Thur. April 3 Bloomingdale (D) JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Thur. April 10 Riverview (D) JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Thur. April 17 Lennard (D) Varsity 7 p.m. Thur. April 24 Strawberry Crest Varsity 7 p.m. Michelle Rodriguez and converting the extra point to Sydney Hostelley. The Wildcats scored again for a 12-7 lead at halftime. With 30 seconds left in the game Hornacek drove the team down the field and scored the winning touchdown with a 15-yard run. East Bay 13, Wharton 12. East Bay Watchby Michael CooperFlag Football season has arrived at East Bay High SchoolSign up for the Tour de SouthShoreOn Friday, March 28, the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural Tour de SouthShore. Reserve a seat on the bus for a fastpaced, fun-filled day ... something like a field trip for grownups. Meet at Kids R Kids at 8:15 a.m., and board the bus. Youll be chauffeured to eight different businesses, be fed breakfast, snacks and lunch and get a bunch of little goodies along the way. The cost to be a tourist is $25, but seats are limited, so reserve your spot today. To RSVP, call the Chamber at 813-645-1366 or 813-645-3808.Champion Self Storage to hold community yard saleChampion Self Storage in Ruskin will hold a huge community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. The fee to set up as a vendor is $20, and Champion Self Storage will donate the fees to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. More than 2,000 shoppers are expected to attend this event, so its a good opportunity to make extra money. Space is limited. Call organizers at 813-641-1777 to secure a spot in this mega-yard sale. Joe Williamson has opened Williamson Marine Surveyors LLC in Ruskin. Williamson enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1977, and worked as a machinery technician for the next 10 years, honing his skills in small-boat operation, marineengine repairs and hull repairs, as well as electrical repairs on some of the services finest rescue vessels. Following his service, Williamson became general manager of one of the largest storage and service yards on Ohios north coast. Being partners in a small brokerage business allowed him to experience both sides of buying and selling yachts. Williamson also became very familiar with marine surveyors, who found his knowledge of ABYC standards and SAMS Standards to be very highly regarded. In 1997, Williamson began marine surveying with one of the largest marine surveying companies in the U.S. He quickly became an accredited marine both with the SAMS organization and with ABYC. Over the years, Williamson has completed more than 4,500 marine surveys involving recreational and commercial vessels. This includes condition and value surveys, appraisals, damage claims, fire investigation, theft, mega-yacht inspection and mega-yacht construction, along with expert testimony in marine forensics. He is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club, Tampa Bay Mariners Club, American Society of Appraisers, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors and the American Boat Building Council. To contact Joe Williamson, email him at joewillsurvey@gmail.com, call him at 813-401-8215, or visit www.joewillsurvey.com.Williamson Marine Surveyors opens in RuskinTwice a year, the Supervisor of Elections Office sends staff into public high schools in Hillsborough County to give students a chance to register to vote and talk with them about the importance of doing so. Staff members also share some key information that not all students know: In Florida, students can preregister to vote beginning at age 16, and they will receive their voter registration card in the mail when they turn 18. High-school students are just coming into their own as thoughtful, passionate young adults, and I hope theyll see voting as both a right and a responsibility, said Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections. We need them to be active participants in our government. This year, in an effort to bring more attention to the importance of engaging in the democratic process, Super visor Latimer and Superintendent for Hillsborough County Schools MaryEllen Elia have announced several contests for students. Students are invited to participate in three contests: The three schools that register the highest percentage of voters during the registration drives conducted by the Supervisor of Elec-Supervisor of Elections and Hillsborough County Public Schools team up to engage youthtions Office will be presented with a plaque and publicly recognized. The best original artwork encouraging people to vote will be used in the Supervisor of Elections marketing efforts, which will include bag stuffers at Caspers Company McDonalds. Poster dimensions are nine inches high by six inches wide and templates are available from the Supervisor of Elections Office. McDonalds is partnering on this project by under writing a portion of the printing cost for the bag stuffers. In addition, to recognize their efforts, McDonalds restaurants will donate a free item coupon to students who submit an entry, and the contest winners will receive a complimentary Dinner for Four certificate. Open to middleand high-school students. The best original 30-second videos encouraging people to vote will be shared on the Supervisor of Elections website, posted on Facebook and twitter, and offered to public service directors at local TV news stations. Acceptable formats include .mov, .mpeg4, .avi, .wmv and.flv and may be submitted via email or on a DVD or flash drive. Open to middleand high-school students. Poster and video submissions are due Friday, March 28, and winners will be announced in May. Submissions and questions about the contests go to Gerri Kramer, Hillsbor ough County Supervisor of Elections Office, 600 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th floor, Tampa, FL 33602 or gkramer@hcsoe.org and 813-367-8827. Physician artist exhibits at ArtspaceA new exhibition entitled Neon Neurons opens at Artspace Studio & Gallery on Anna Maria Island. The public is invited to an artists reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, to meet the artist, Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos. Also known as Zeno, Sanchez-Ramos started his early career as a wandering portrait artist and designer, but evolved over the years to become a neuroscientistphysician. He is the medical director for the Parkinson Research Foundation and professor of neurology at USF-Tampa. Zeno uses images from research in neurobiology to inspire new designs and artworks. Neon Neurons was inspired by photomicrographs of neurons in his laboratory. Intrigued by the fractal nature of neurons, he began to draw simple neurons using a 3D fractal drawing program. The images show the structure of developing neurons, from their stemcell origins to their beautiful fractal branching structures. Zeno will give a short talk about his research and design processes during the reception. Join artists, friends and neighbors for champagne, snacks, community painting and live music. And enjoy another Artspace Community Challenge! Be sure to cast your vote for the Peoples Choice Award for the Artspace Challenge. Neuronal Face by Zeno.

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MARCH 13, 2014 17 Meal preparation All transportation Incontinence care Alzheimers care Light housekeeping Companionship Laundry Personal care Respite Care 2 Hour limit We handle claims for most long-term care insurance NO CONTRACTIN-HOME CARE14 years strong in Sun City CenterFREE ASSESSMENT PERSONALIZED CARECNAs, LPNs and Caregivers available to assist with ANY need. Medication set by a nurse Background checks CHECK OUT OUR LOW RATES Annettes Beauty SalonStop by and see Tara for your Nails & Skin CareMarch Special FREE Manicure with PedicureFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)Golf Cart Accessible Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.634-5422Miriam AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS FACIALS All American products The Lords Lighthouse gives thanksBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe Lords Lighthouse, a Ruskin ministry committed to providing spiritual nourishment, educational empowerment and compassionate assistance to the less fortunate, gave thanks to those who have helped them in fulfilling that mission. The mission provides food, clothing, translation services, advocacy, application assistance for various programs, crisis intervention, spiritual counseling and emergency assistance to those in need. Without the help of others, we could not do our mission, said Pastor William Cruz, who, with his wife, Dora, founded the Lords Lighthouse. These organizations represent those in the community who have been the backbone of helping us do that, of serving this community. Representatives from four of eight of the organizations attended a luncheon given in their honor two weeks ago. Pictured are Pastor Mark Canfield of Pinellas Community Church, Gary Kaukonen of Keller Williams Realty, Edward Brown of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Pastor William Cruz, and Kitty and MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO From left, Pastor Mark Canfield of Pinellas Community Church; Gary Kaukonen of Keller Williams Realty; Edward Brown of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church; Pastor William Cruz; and Kitty and Charles Talcott of Talcott Family Foundation. Charles Talcott of Talcott Family Foundation. Organizations not pictured are the Sun City Center Funeral Home, the Jeko Family Trust, the Law Office of Ricky Martinez, and David Gauthier of Sun City Accounting. This is in sincere appreciation for your exemplary support of the work of the Lords Lighthouse, Cruz said. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for being so kind. For more information about the Lords Lighthouse, visit www. lordslighthouse.org or call (813) 641-7100. The ministry is located at 815 E. College Ave. in Ruskin. Deadline ReminderNews Releases .................Thursdays at 4 p.m. Display ads .......................Fridays at 11 a.m. Classified ads ......................Fridays at 4 p.m.Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 or visit www.ObserverNews.net See pages 29-31 for classifed ads, and pages 32-33 for

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Expires 3/31/14 See the U.S.A.X zucchini flowers stuffed with cheese, fried tempura style. The hotels restaurant prides itself in serving only the freshest of local foods and the best of the local wines. It was immediately obvious that this very professional restaurant staff did not go to that school where servers are taught to ask how everything is just as you put a forkful of food in your mouth. Adding to the overall ambiance and dining experience was the ever-present view of the Columbia River Paul Robinson has lived onsite for the past four years as a handson manager overseeing daily operations. He is largely responsible for bringing new life back to a classy old lady. This is a low-key hotel. Guests have an opportunity to recharge their batteries. Its all about the views and atmosphere. There are no golf courses, riding stables or large exercise facilities. There is a spa on premises. Walking the beautifully landscaped grounds, enjoying the scenery, having an afternoon cocktail on the outdoor patio and enjoying the excellent food are what a stay at the Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa is all about. Weekends, there is music in the lounge. The hotel is a magnet for weddings, and things can get lively during those times. However, if you want activity, downtown Hood River is close by. Its a city of young people with coffee and art shops, restaurants and outdoor outfitters. Trips can be booked for windsurfing, kite boarding, Hobie Cats and kayaks, Mount Hood railway tours, Mount Hood air tours from the local airport, where there is also an impressive air museum. Skiing and snowboarding are available year-round on Mount Hood. The abundance and variety of game fish in local waters make this an anglers paradise. When you visit the Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa, be sure to ask for Paul and have him show you the photo of the hotels ghost captured on film in the background during a wedding rehearsal. I have a copy, but it wont reproduce well in the paper. The photo is amazing. This was the last stop on our 2013 USA road tour. It was 3,200 miles back home to West Palm Beach by the shortest route. Leaving the Land of Waterfalls, we traveled east and were soon driving through Oregons high desert. It is truly an amazing and diverse state when you can go from rain forest to waterfalls to high desert in about an hour. An Oregon law, strange to outsiders, prohibits drivers from pumping their own gas. It must be done by an attendant, who might even offer to clean your windshield. I believe the only other state that has this law is New Jersey. Oregon also has no sales tax, making many purchases a relative bargain. A quick glance at the cars odometer when we pulled into our driveway showed we had covered almost 10,000 miles in two months. Eliminating major city traffic from the equation, most driving was done on almost traffic-free set-the-cruise-controland-forget-it highways. The sights and experiences were wonderful, and we took almost 3,000 photos. Isnt digital wonderful? The USA is a large, diverse and beautiful country. If you have been putting off your trip for someday, picture a billboard we passed on I-80 somewhere in the middle of Nebraska that said, in bold letters, SOMEDAY IS TODAY. I didnt get a chance to read the words below the headline but dont think it was a religiously based message. It got me thinking. Our trips have taken us to many foreign countries and most recently around the USA. Many people we know well past the retirement age say to us, Someday Id like to do what you are doing. Our reply is exactly what the billboard said but with the added thought, If not now, when? Wah Gwin Gwin waterfall in back of Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa. Its sighting was reported in the Lewis & Clark journal. JEANNE OCONNOR PHOTOS

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Its also time to file the taxes, check our investments, make doctors appointments and all the other chores and maintenance of everyday life. Its an exciting and rejuvenating time, but also a little overwhelming. In other words, its the perfect time for our Splash Into Spring Trade Show! On Thursday, April 3, scores of vendors will converge at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Boulevard to show off their products and services. In one visit to one location, you can check out banks, home remodelers, air purifiers, new cars, computer repairers, the cable company, home-health services and much, much more! Even if you dont have any major projects planned or any pressing needs, youll want to come and see what is new and different. Its always good to get fresh ideas. Maybe its time to plan that cruise or trade up on a new golf cart. Or you could be ready to volunteer with the Security Patrol or the American Cancer Society and youd like some more information. Lots of our nonprofits will be there, eager to talk to you about how you can help rescue critters or donate blood. If you missed our recent appraisal fair, you can bring your antiques and well tell you what theyre worth! ($5 per item.) There will be food for sale by our local civic groups, and plenty of door prizes. Youll also have a chance to see neighbors you havent seen since before the holidays. The doors open at 8 a.m. So if youre looking for a new eye doctor, well have one there. Need a new garage door or adding a sunroom? Yep, we got em! Want your blood pressure checked? We even have the Emergency Squad there. So dont miss it! If youve got spring fever, weve got the perfect cure! And the best part? Its FREE!By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and businessThe perfect cure for spring fever MMens Chorus + Womens Chorus = TT wice as niceLast year, in celebration of the golden anniversary of the Sun City Center Womens Chorus, the SCC Mens Chorus was invited to be their special guests. Such a grand time was had by chorus and audience members alike that a redo was discussed to celebrate the 2014 golden anniversary of the Mens Chorus. During a planning session with presidents of both groups, the directors presented their music selections. Both had chosen Broadway along with Americana as a concert theme: Both were more than willing to work together on a dynamite concert. So what can happen when leaders from both choruses put their heads together to form a plan? Its nearly a case of anything goes. The room was electrified as one idea blossomed from another. Quickly it became apparent that Broadway should be afforded more than one concert. If once is nice, why not twice the nice with two concerts? You can watch rehearsal snippets of both groups on the Womens Chorus Facebook page. (Type SCC Womens Chorus into your search box.) So mark your calendars for this historic, first-of-its-kind dual concert. The Womens Chorus, with the Mens Chorus as special guests, will present the concert Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m. The Mens Chorus, with the Womens Chorus as special guests, will present their concert Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. Both concerts will be held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Both concerts are free and all are welcome. For more information, call Chris OHara at 813-634-4341 or Bob Garrod at 813-634-4110.

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22 MARCH 13, 2014 FREE estimates on Hunter Douglas window fashions.If youre looking for quality, style and value, youll find it all at our Hunter Douglas Gallery, where you can see, touch, and operate all Hunter Douglas products.Need New Window Coverings? Hunter Douglas Inc. and TM are trademark of Hunter Douglas Inc.41336 DOVE INTERIORS FLOORING & WINDOW TREATMENTS813-645-8660 Your Flooring & Window Treatment Experts 22 Years Strong! Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity / type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 By%  JONIE MASCHEKMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Assoc.Florida weather is the greatest of all the states, and our fishing is the best! If you visit our rivers, lakes, bays or the Gulf of Mexico, you will have one of the best vacations in the world. Cobia, redfish and flounder were all caught last week. Tarpon are jumping in our waterways, and what a sight to see as they gracefully glide in the air, with their silvery bodies glowing in the moonlight. It is amazing that a fish of that size can jump so high in the air. This game fish has no food value and is revered as a trophy fish. It may take hours to boat a tarpon, but it is best to release them. Have patience and slowly help him back into the water. Of course, snap a photo to brag about your catch, or to give to a taxidermist for your trophy. You must have a $50 tarpon tag on your license to make the catch or to have one on your boat. It is against the law to spear or snag this fish. Mullet are a hot topic this week. A cast net is important in catching this fish. Most all bait shops sell these nets, and will show you how to make a complete circle over the school of mullet before you pull the string on your net. If you throw your net right and correctly read the water where the school is, you will have enough fish for dinner with one cast of the net. There are anglers who have mastered the art of catching this fish with a hook and line. This is the only fish that has a gizzard and is a vegetarian. There is an old fish tale about several anglers from Ruskin who were arrested for having too many mullet in their boat. Their trial in Tampa made world headlines Fish Tales:McNugget of a mullet story because they proved to the jury that a mullet is not a fish but a chicken because it has a gizzard. It is the time of year that if you drop a line you will get some kind of fish everytime. Black drum are schooling in large numbers in local rivers and canals. This fish does not excite most anglers because the meat is often full of worms, and some consider it a trash fish. But there are those who are having a ball catching these fish. With an average weight of nine pounds, some of these fish weigh up to 20 pounds. The largest on record weighed in at 115 pounds and was caught in Tampa Bay by a tourist from Illinois. Florida pompano are out in our waterways, just waiting for you to cast them a live shrimp. The average size is two pounds. They are considered excellent table fare. Some lucky anglers last week saw many dolphins at play alongside their boats. A dolphin is said to be the most beautiful of all game fish. Its gorgeous coloring is like a rainbow. They are also known as the fastest swimming fish. Redfish are out there in schools, but catches were few last week. As one angler related: There are plenty out there, but they seem to be playing hide and seek with us. Be thankful for our local waterways, the seabreeze that you are feeling and the beauty of our sunsets. Always watch the weather and fish together.FISHISH TA ALESES SSouthSShore Regional LibraryAAdult program/event highlightsAndroid Open Lab Thursday, March 13, 12:30 p.m. Bring in your Android along with your questions or problems, and well do our best to help! Film: Screening & Discussion Friday, March 14, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Womens History Month at the Library with this screening of the film Feminist: Stories from Womens Liberation: 1963-1970, a documentary that tells the story of the womens liberation movement, explores the details of the feminist revolution and debates the controversy surrounding these events. Kindle Open Lab Saturday, March 15, 4 p.m. Bring in your Kindle or Kindle Fire along with your questions, and well do our best to help! Adult/Teen Printing Without a Press Monday, March 17, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor, Tim Gibbons, and explore some techniques of print-making. Tim will demonstrate some of the basics of printmaking, and students will create their own designs and print them. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Internet: Safety & Security Tuesday, March 18, 12:30 p.m. Connect with fellow writers to inspire and encourage, and to exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. All levels of writers are welcome. Internet: Introduction and Google Tuesday, March 11, 12:15 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. Limit: 20. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Limit: 20. Elder Law Seminar Wednesday, March 19, 2 p.m. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors, including planning for incapacities and long-term care, with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare and V.A programs will be discussed. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, March 19, 6 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Bring a project to work on. Beginners and questions are welcome. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, mah-jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own mah-jongg card. Limited to 32 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652.

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PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOBob Abruzzese, left, president of the Summerfield Board of Directors in Riverview, and treasurer Ron Midkiff talk about the new workout facilities to open for the developments 7,000 residents March 17 and future plans for a separate building that will house more amenities. MARCH 13, 2014 23 Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC and investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years St. Patty's Day Sweetheart Dinner $20.00 Paid Resevations RequiredMenuClam Chowder, House Salad and Dinner Roll, Baked Potato, Prime Rib and Lobster Tail Tickets available at the VFW Ruskin Limited Seating Available Public Invited!!! Call 645-2935 PLAY $$ CASH GRAB!! VFW Post 6287 5120US HWY 41 People have more room to move around. In the cardio room, however, equipment was added so that now there are four treadmills, three elliptical machines and four stationary bikes, said Midkiff. Both the mens and womens restrooms have also been completely redone, from new pipes, stalls and toilets to decorative mirrors, sinks, counters and flooring. Hanging lamps and comfortable chairs add a final touch to the WiFi room. As for the clubhouses exterior, that was repainted four years ago and did not need any work, Abruzzese said. When the remodeled facility reopens for use March 17, clubhouse hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. There will be Grand Opening festivities at the clubhouse for residents on Saturday, March 22, from noon to 3 p.m. Summerfield was the first of the many developments built along the U.S. 301 corridor from Sun City Center north to Bloomingdale Avenue. First built in 1984 on what was then cattle land, Summerfield has become the busiest development because of its location at the intersection of Big Bend Road and U.S. 301. In the last 10 years, two elementary schools and four plazas have also been built within and adjacent to its borders.Summerfield clubhouse renovationsX Quiet morning fog ShHAyn YNA CoonOONInN, LoOW TIDeE PhotoHOTOGrRAphyPHYA morning fog was captured by photographer Shayna Coonin recently as she strolled along the waters edge at Lands End Marina in Apollo Beach. While taking photos, she also saw a spotted eagle ray, gliding through the still water. www.lowtidephotography.com Ruskin Family Drive-InSchedule for Friday, March 14 Thursday, March 20 Box Office opens at 7 p.m. Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 p.m. all other days 8:00 pm Mr. Peabody & Sherman 9:40 pm Son of God READER SUBMISSIONS Riverviews scrawling snail caught in the actThe mystery writer is back! Last month, around Valentines Day, Ralph Wozniak discovered a heart-shaped trail on his porch, left by a slimy visitor. Last week he was greeted by the universal symbol of affection (an X for a kiss, of course) in the same location where the heart had been. This time, the secret admirer was caught in the act, and Ralph was able to snap a photo of the graffiti artist. The heart, below, was featured in the February 20 edition of The Observer News and The Current. We cant wait to see what April brings! NOW PLAYING

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H LES-INNE MARCH 13, 2014 25 %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  Golf courses in the Southshore area report the following holes-in-one for the past six months: Biologists rescue panther kitten in Collier CountyA team of panther biologists rescued an approximately week-old Florida panther kitten at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Collier County in mid-January. Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida discovered the kitten while conducting research. The 1-pound male kitten had a danger ously low body temperature and was nonresponsive. We want to give any panther kitten the best opportunity to survive in the wild, said commission veterinarian Dr. Mark Cunningham. But clearly this kitten was in poor condition and almost certainly would have died without intervention. Biologists transported the kitten to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in Naples, where veterinar ians and staff performed life-saving measures. Although his condition improved quickly, he still required 24-hour care. Once the kitten was strong enough to travel, biologists transported him to Tampas Lowry Park Zoo. The young male is the fourth kitten and eighth panther to receive rehabilitation at the zoo. Because this kitten was so young at the time of rescue, he will not learn survival skills from his mother and, therefore, cannot be released into the wild. Although he will not return to the wild population, this panther will help to raise awareness and aid with potential research efforts. Initially the kitten will not be on public display, but, once old enough, he will be transported to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, where park visitors may observe him. This kitten exemplifies how joint efforts of the FWC, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and our partners are helping recover imperiled species in Florida, said Kevin Godsea, manager of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge for the USFWS. We are certainly pulling for him and hope he leads a long, healthy life. The rehabilitation of this kitten would not be possible without the help of the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida, Tampas Lowry Park Zoo and the Department of Environmental Protections Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Florida residents can support conservation efforts like the rescue of this kitten by purchasing a Protect the Panther license plate at BuyaPlate.com. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWCs research and management of Florida panthers. For more information on Florida panthers, visit www.floridapanther net.org. FILE PHOTO Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 hosts meetings on Thursdays: Aerie at 7 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month; Auxiliary at 6 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th; Eagle Riders at 6 p.m. on the 3rd.Upcoming EventsFriday 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, March 15 5 p.m. St. Patricks Day Dinner: Corned beef and cabbage. 6:30 p.m. Music by Calvin O. Sunday $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 813645-2922. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Ruskin 33573 Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedeBooks & eReaders: An Introduction Friday, March 14 at 3 p.m. For adults. Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! Limit: 12. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Windows 8: Introduction Tuesday, March 18 at 3 p.m. For adults. Learn the layout, switching from tiles to desktop, and how to get the Start button back. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Computer Tutor Wednesday, March 19 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 prior to the start of the program. Be sure to search our classified section starting on page 29 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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26 MARCH 13, 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 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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Knowledge is the antidote to fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson Dennis Patrick DonahueDennis Patrick Donahue died unexpectedly in his sleep on Wednesday, February 26, of a massive heart attack. Mr. Donahue, born in Providence, R.I., on June 7, 1950, retired as a patrolman from the Warwick, R.I., Police Department in 1989 following a stroke, and had been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Dennis loved his family very much. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Jean Donahue; son Sean Patrick Donahue and his wife, Brittany; and his father, Henry Joseph Donahue. He is also survived by stepchildren Donald Edward Ford, Carvel Douglas Perkins, Michelle Perkins Schiefelbein, and 10 grandchildren. He and Rosalie had lived in Sun City Center since 1996, and were members of the Trinity Baptist Church. A memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13, at Trinity Baptist Church, 702 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Virginia Gigi KonefalVirginia Gigi Konefal, 92, went to join the angels in heaven on March 3, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband Pal Konefal. She is survived by her four children: Ginger (Dave) Reagor, Carolyn Konefal, Robert (Valerie) Konefal and Janet (Wolfgang) Meub. Gigi is also survived by six cherished grandchildren; five beloved great-grandchildren; and brother Anthony Bud (Helen) Broskie. Aside from her family, her passions were painting, golf and playing the organ. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at the Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sun City Center Lions Club, P.O. Box 5684, Sun City Center, FL 33571. Vernon C. OttoOn March 6, 2014, Vernon C. Otto, 59, of Ruskin, joined his Lord Jesus Christ, father Vernon F. Otto, son Vernon J. Otto, and niece Victoria Barnette in Heaven. His love for others, his stories and his smile will be missed by his mother Sarah Platt Otto; sister Lois Otto Barnette; daughter Jennifer Otto; nieces Sonja Barnette Krout, Camryn Krout and Bella Barnette; nephews Tony, Ty, Trevor and Dillon Barnette; relatives and friends. Donations in his memory may be contributed to the Hope Childrens Home in Tampa. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home.Annie Beatrice Myrick Washam Sessoms RussellAnnie Beatrice Myrick Washam Sessoms Russell was born February 27, 1927, in Ft. Mill, S.C. This beloved wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother passed away peacefully March 9, 2014. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your local hospice. Services will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at Zipperers Funeral Home.Agnes (Sissy) WitsellAgnes (Sissy) Witsell (ne Fanelli), 79, daughter of the late Rose and John Fanelli, went home to heaven to be with the Lord Jesus on February 26, 2014. Sis was predeceased by her brother John, her sisters Angel (Carmella) Oreo and Mary Ann Parkinson, and her granddaughter Hope Witsell. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sister Janet Doto and brother Michael (Lois) Fanelli. She also leaves daughters Roseann McCaffrey and Fran (Bob) Shaw; son Cholly (Donna) Witsell; granddaughter Michelle Shaw; grandsons Bradley Shaw, Wesley Shaw and Matthew McCaffrey; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and in-laws. Sis was a devoted and sacrificing mother, relative and friend with the hugest heart. She loved her family, dabbling in art in many forms, fishing, shopping and a little gambling. Her unique and warm humor and heartfelt laugh will be sorely missed. Her family in Pennsylvania had a Catholic Mass said in her honor at Saint Gabriels Catholic Church in Norwood, Pa., on Sunday, March 9. Her family in Florida will also have a Catholic Mass said in her honor at Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, Fla., on Saturday, March 15. A Celebration of Sis Life service will be held at the clubhouse of Caribbean Isles Mobile Home Park, 405 Elsberry Road, Apollo Beach, on Sunday, March 16, at 1 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Warriors for Hope Outreach Ministry at www. gofundme.com/WFHdonation. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home. In MemoriamLillian Bonnie ButlerMarch 1917 to August 2009Mom, we love you. Sheila, Sandy and Danny Lee Alys CunninghamMom, we miss you, Craig and Amy Grandma, we miss you, Sierra and Zachary Dear Lee, Youve been gone one year and our lives will never be the same. I miss your encouraging words, your hearty laugh, and I Love Yous PhilUnitys annual womens retreat is March 22Unity SouthShore (formerly Unity Community of Joy) will hold its annual womens retreat from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the DaySpring Episcopal Retreat Center in Ellenton. All women, regardless of religious affiliation, are invited to attend. This event is an opportunity to engage in contemplative activities, explore your spiritual gifts and be inspired to express more of your divine potential in the world. Youll leave feeling a deeper connection with your inner spirit and with a few new friends as well. The cost is $50, including lunch. For more information, call 813481-9060.Astronomy lecture series at Prince of PeacePrince of Peace Catholic Church will hold a four-week Astronomy lecture series every Thursday, starting March 13, at 2 p.m. in the Conesa Center.. The series will feature lectures by retired Navy Lt. Commander Fulvia Fiorani. Topics for this years series include: The Universe through the Hubble Space Telescope, Our Night Sky, Planets and Other Solar System Bodies and Light Phenomena. The astronomy lecture series is open to the public, and there is no charge for participation. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Good Samaritan Mission needs volunteers for a dayGood Samaritan Mission needs volunteers to assist on Thursday, March 13, with a general work day. The Mission needs help getting the site ready for the Family Salsa Festival to be hosted by the Mission on Saturday, March 29. Volunteers interested in helping on this project should call Jennifer at the Mission at 813-634-7136 to discuss the details and availability. For more information about Good Samaritan Mission, see its website at www.gsmission.org.Redeemer women to meetThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church will meet Wednesday, March 19, beginning with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. The program, beginning at 10 a.m., will be provided by Mary & Martha House, a Ruskin shelter for battered and homeless women. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 813634-1292.

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MARCH 13, 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. 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 From left: Senior Pastor Dr. Ron Churchill, Associate Pastor Dr. Ross Laidlaw, Dr. Dan Schmierer, Linda Schmierer, Pastor Emeritus Dr. Bill Millican, Minister of Music Rev. James Feist and Associate Pastor Rev. Edward Schafer.VERN ELARTH PHOTOTrinity Baptist Church ordains Dr. Dan Schmierer as pastorOn Sunday, January 12, Dr. Dan Schmierer was ordained as a pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center. Dan was the first pastor to be ordained in the 40year history of the church. The service was officiated by Senior Pastor, Dr. Ron Churchill, and Associate Pastors, Rev. Ed Schafer and Dr. Ross Laidlaw. Dan grew up as the son of a U.S. Army colonel and his wife. He recently retired as the head of U.S. operations for a large German company after a 45-year professional business career. Dan has bachelors and masters degrees in engineering, along with an MBA. Dan was baptized at age 12 in Augsburg, Germany. Throughout his adult life, Dan was active in his church and served in many leader ship positions. During the last 15 years of his business career, Dan undertook religious studies. He graduated from seminary, earning a Master of Arts Biblical Studies from the Dallas Theological Seminary, and completed doctoral work from the International Theological Seminary, earning PhD/ThD degrees. As Dan neared retirement, he and his wife Linda decided to devote their remaining years in the service of the church. Dans ordination as an associate pastor of Trinity Baptist Church will allow him to share the Gospel, leading people to a spiritual loving relationship with Christ and the joy of having a church family. Trinity Baptist Church is located at 702 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. For more information, call 813634-4228 or visit www.trinitybaptistscc.com.Womens Seder is April 1Congregation Beth Israel will hold its annual Womens Seder on Tuesday, April 1. Plan to be there at noon in the Henry Gibson Social Hall at Beth Israel, East Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City Center. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music, fun and food to celebrate Passover, all geared especially to women. The cost to attend is $5, and must be sent with your reservation to Rochelle Lafer by Tuesday, March 25. Guests are welcome to attend at the same cost of $5. Dont get left out of this lovely afternoon; send your reservation and $5 to Rochelle Lafer, 2247 Oakley Green Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573 For additional information, call Rochelle at 813-938-3824. Women of Substance is topicThree members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center will present a program lauding three Women of Substance at the Thursday, March 13, meeting of the Fellowship at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson social Hall of Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Boulevard. The members and their heroines are, respectively: Carla Miles (Alvina Lardo Schalle); Mary Ann Worthington (Beate Sirota Gordon); and Marilyn Balkany (Caron Balkany). All are welcome to attend. International concert pianist to perform at United Methodist ChurchOn his first American concert tour, Italian concert pianist Alberto Lodoletti will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Well-known in Europe, Lodoletti will be performing a demanding and virtuosic program including Scarlattis Sonata in E major, K. 380 and Toccata in D minor, K. 141; Beethovens Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 Appassionata; Chopins Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23; Liszts Les jeux deaux la Villa dEste; Debussys Reflets dans leau; Ravels Alborada del gracioso; and Liszts popular Mephisto-Waltz No. 1. A donation of $10 is requested at the door on the night of the performance. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church, call Jeff Jordan, director of worship arts, at 813-634-2539. Catholics remember Ash WednesdayOn March 5, Prince of Peace Catholic Church held special Masses for the celebration of Ash Wednesday. The placing of ashes on foreheads symbolizes the attitude of internal penance to which all the baptized are called during the holy season of Lent. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Garage sale set for River of Life Christian CenterFrom 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, the River of Life Christian Center will hold its annual garage sale. Proceeds from the sale go to sponsor youth and ministries of the church in the surrounding community. The church is at 6605 Krycul Ave., Riverview, just off U.S. Highway 301. Holy Andys Caf welcomes youInteresting and stimulating topics are discussed once a month at Holy Andys Caf in Sun City Center. Any local residents are welcome to join the friendly conversation at the caf in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Pastor Mark Salmon leads the discussion. Free cappuccino, coffee and sweets are available. The next caf will be Wednesday, March 19 at 4 p.m. St. Andrew is at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. Pastor Mark Salmon (in white shirt) leads discussions in the monthly caf in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

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28 MARCH 13, 2014 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYEverything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perform inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 4/17/14MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBN 131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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 Learning from Pope FrancisHave you been captivated by Pope Francis since his election to the papacy last March? Join Prince of Peace Catholic Church for a three-week series on the Popes first Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel During this special course, participants will have the unique opportunity to journey through the long-awaited teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This dynamic document encourages all to embrace the call to participate in the New Evangelization. Classes will take place on Tuesdays, March 18 and 25, and April 1, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Conesa Center on the campus of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. For information on course materials and to register, call Karen Fernandez-Valentine in the Prince of Peace parish office at 813-6342328 or email karen@popcc.org Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org. On Friday, March 14, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will present The Way, starring Martin Sheen and his son, Emilio Estevez. The Way is a powerful, inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who travels to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimCalvary Lutheran held Diaper SundayRecognizing a need at its Angel Attic thrift store, Calvary Lutheran Church called on the congregation to donate to Diaper Sunday on Feb. 23. As a result, the church collected more than 5,500 diapers and baby wipes, along with cash to purchase even more. Diapers are a frequent request at the Angel Attic, located at 1480 E.College Ave., Ruskin. The facility serves the entire South Shore area with donated clothing, household goods and other furnishings. Now, gratefully, diapers can be added to that list. Trinity Baptist Church will hold multimedia Easter presentationAt 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, Trinity Baptist Church will hold its Easter presentation, The King is Coming. The multimedia presentation will include singing, drama and audience participation. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so plan to arrive early. The church is at 702 W. Del Webb Blvd. For more information, call 813-634-4228. Childhood lessons in healthy nutrition at United Methodist Church will last a lifetimeThe Children/Youth Ministries of the SCC United Methodist Church received a $10,000 grant from the Sun City Center Impact Fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. The funds will provide nutritious meals and snacks for Kidz Klub, Under the Cross Youth, Kidz4Christ and Sunday Morning Kids and Youth all ministries of the church. The goal of the grant is that children will learn lessons in healthy nutrition that will last a lifetime. Short-story writer auditionOn Monday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 25, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will hold auditions from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for writers who would like to read their short story as part of a program called In Their Own Write. The program will feature select local authors reading to an audience from the stage of UMCs Life Enrichment Center. The performance of In Their Own Write will be in the LEC on Friday, April 25. If you have written an interesting short story and would like to share it, organizers welcome your participation. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, call Jeff Jordan, director of worship arts, at 813-634-2539. This Friday night movie is The Wayage, The Way of St. James, to honor his sons desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesnt plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along The Way, Tom discovers the difference between the life we live and the life we choose. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be served starting at 6 p.m. The United Methodist Church is at 1220 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center.Meet the Easter Bunny for breakfast at South Shore United Methodist ChurchSouth Shore United Methodist Church will host a free breakfast and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10:30 a.m., with appearances by the Easter Bunny at 8:30 and 10 a.m. The egg hunt starts at 9 a.m., and participants are reminded to bring an Easter basket. South Shore United Methodist Church is at 11525 Big Bend Road, Riverview. For more information, call 813677-9482.

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rch ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ets Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 PersonTaco Truck for rent, with location & customers. Call Oscar 813-523-3610 Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STOREOpen Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.Sat. 8 a.m. noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable conditionAll proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Overstocked Dog Food TOP Brands Taste of the Wild Blue Buffalo Diamond EVO Merrick Grain Free and more!All Brands 26-30 lb. bags$25 $35 a bag rgereAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate SCC. 1513 New Bedford, 7:30am-5pm. Friday & Saturday. March 14 & 15. Two leather Lazyboy recliner sofa, sprinkler heads, wood, books, potato pockets, misc grgey rse All name brand clothes, kids, womens, mens all sizes, Levi, Hollister, Aeropostale, Guy Harvey, Dickies, Nike, Michael Kors & Kenneth Cole, girls & pre-teen Justice & many more brands. Great kids & ladies $ 1 tables & mens $2 table. 50 cent baby clothes table. New CDs, DVDs $3 each. Linens, kitchenware, books, lots of misc. decor. Furniture & lots of Vera Bradley, horse supplies & horse equipment. Some guys stuff. Something for everyone, dont miss this one. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm. 1106 Oxbow Rd (4.5 miles south of SR 674 on US 301 to Lightfoot Rd). Follow signs & balloons. See you there. Benefit of Lady Shriners. Saturday March 15, 8am-noon. 229 Amesbury Circle, Sun City Center & much more. Outdoor power equipment yard sale. Lawn tractors, generators, chain saws, pole hedge trimmers, air compressors & misc. Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. 12317 Hwy 674, Ft Lonesome. 33547 Moving sale. Thursday & Friday, 3/13 & 3/14, 8am-1pm. Crystal, china, knickknacks, linens, clothing & misc. 608 Ft. Duquesna, SCC. APOLLO BEACH COIN We buy & sell coins & gold813-938-1104 Saturday, April 5 2nd AnnualRiverview Community Art & Craft ExpoCall for Artists & CraftersCall Richard & Millis 813-769-6828 Pickleball Garage SaleFundraiser for more courtsThursday, Friday & Saturday March 13,14 & 15949 & 951 Cherry Hills Dr.(next to Arts & Crafts Bldg.) grgey rse621 Winterbrooke Way, SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-noon. High end items. Home decor, reverse osmosis water system, patio umbrella w/ granite base & much more. garage sale. 603 Allegheny Dr., SCC. 8am-? Friday & Saturday. March 14 and 5th. Old clocks, rotisserie, collectibles, new printer, luggage, watches, glass, crystal, golf, records, pictures, knacks, diecast cars, train, clarinet, guitar, household, propane. Hard/ soft cookbooks, lots more. Friday & Saturday, March 14 & 15, 7am-noon. 2013 & 2015 Berry Roberts Dr., SCC. Clothing,& many household items. 634 Oakmont Ave., SCC. Friday & Saturday. Huge multi family garage sale. Misc. furniture, sofa, loveseat, tools, clothes & ladies shoes, Like new very comfortable rocker recliner. Apple IPad mini cracked glass but works great. It will be up & working for you to see, glass can be replaced here in Tampa. (got for Christmas) Yard sale. Antiques, collectible, tools, Lenox china pieces, brass lamp, jewelry, clothes, misc housewears. 3/13 through 3/15, 8am-1pm. 207 Rickenbacker Dr., SCC.A Annual yard sale. Tools, jewelry, clothing, purses, lamps, sewing & much, much more. 1930 Art deco lamp. Saturday only 8am-1pm. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDED Did You Know?Carefully Selected Clothing grgey rseSaturday only. Big family yard sale. 8am2pm. Casa Don Juan Mexican Restaurant. 1110 US Hwy 41 North, Ruskinuctions st te esPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Bring ad in for $10 off any item $50 or more. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Cell: 382-7536 Annes Estate Sales 1223 Fordham Dr.(off Valley Forge) March 14th & 15th7 am noon(813) 758-7952 2003 Honda Civic, Low miles Bedroom sets, sofa, loveseats, table and chairs, hutch, end tables, coffee tables, recliners, collectables, kitchen items, lots of misc. and lots and lots of tools. See web page for complete list.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com est te ses J ims Estate Sale1941 Eastview Dr Blvd., turn left, then right on Eastview. OR turn right, then right again on Eastview.Friday & Saturday March 14th & 15th7 am 1 pm813-601-0983Hess toys, Onkyo Entertainment System, dining tables, kitchen items, golf items, twin bed, sofa, leather recliner, hutch, desk, Mikasa china set, Kimball organ, and garage items. WE ACCEPT ALL CREDIT CARDS! urnitureFor sale Whirlpool side by side, ice/ water in door, refrigerator, 26 cuft, black, perfect condition, almost new. $395. 813-938-1302 92 Leather sofa, new $750. SCC. 813634-2068 or cell 580-284-3100ofrtsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store March 12, 14 & 15 50% OFF all Jackets and Sweaters Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Advertise in the newspaper that your community is reading.Say you saw it in the Observer News Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173

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MARCH 13, 2014 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 M.H. HOUSING550 RENTALS600 sortoreSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough Countywww.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.com JUST LISTED! BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED POOL HOME WITH 10 FT DEEDED CANAL ACCESS! 2BR+Den/2.5BA & garage. Large kitchen with tile $159,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 UNIQUE WATERFRONT POOL HOME WITH GUEST HOUSE IN A PARKLIKE SETTING! $450,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW RENTAL! 3BR/3BA SPACIOUS OLDER HOME: $1,150/mo. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 6 BEDROOM/3 BATH POOL HOME $269,000 CALL MARGOT WARD 813-486-9480 MOVE-IN READY. $149,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING WITH A 3BR/1BA HOME WITH DETACHED GARAGE, $185,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH MOTHER-IN-LAW QUARTERS $215,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: $204,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT PRICE ON COMMERCIAL ZONING!! Prized zoningM 5021 sq. ft. $374,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION! $650,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70X108 lot on a nice pond in Beautiful Bimini Bay. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS 813-645-3211 Celebrating 90 years! UNDER CONTRACT OWN A NEW HOMEWITH NO MONEY DOWNA community of affordable homes exclusively for rst-time homebuyers!(813) 672-7889 www.home.orgOffer open to rst-time homebuyers under 80% of median income. Call for details. Applications CRC 058278FHP is an equal opportunity provider and employer. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Auto obesG The good, the bad, the ugly. Call now 727-400-1910 1990 Mazda Miata, 72K miles, 5 speed, new convertible 2010 hard top & cover. AM/FM, CD, A/C, cruise. $4,000. 813634-7479 ousesore3br/2ba condo. Kings Point 55+ appliances included. $169,900. Finished Florida room/ screened entry/ lanai. Golf/ water view. 785-375-8932 or 813938-1362 housesforse RUSKIN GREAT LOT WITH WATER VIEW: ac. cleared lot, elevated with ll dirt, ready to improve. Perfect spot for house or duplex. Convenient area of Ruskin, close to everything. $26,000. KINGS POINT 2/2 CONDO: Brand-new plumbing, tile oors in living areas and kitchen, laminate in MBR, enclosed lanai with washerdryer, and pleasant sitting area under shady oaks. Furniture is negotiable. $42,900. REDUCED! RIGHT IN RUSKIN, 3BR OLDER DOUBLEWIDE ON ACRE BEAUTIFUL LOT: Very well kept, new laminate oors and newer CHA, open oor plan, large living room and screened porch, wood deck and breezeway! Must see to appreciate! 2.5 lots, corner may be developed! $115,000. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com Motivated sellers beautiful home in Lake St. Clair. 3/2/2, no CDD, low HOA $149,900 2/2 home overlooking a serene pond on acre mol. $109,900 call today its a great time to buy!! RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127KINGS POINT YORK (1BR/1BA) READY TO MOVE IN, all Thermal Windows, all-new flooring, extra insulation, enclosed lanai, large utility room.............. $44,700 2BR/2BA with enclosed lanai. Ready-to-move-in ................................................................. $52,500RENTALS Furn. & Unfurn. Condos available, 3 to choose from, from $700 to $900 per month. Longor Short-term. 1BR/1.5BA & 2BR/2BA. Also a 2BR w/ 2-car garage on Golf Course at $1,200 per month in Lancaster. housesforse SHARON VAN LOANGOLF & SEA TEAMKELLER WILLIAMS REALTYFOR GOLFERS AWESOME GOLF COURSE VIEW. Golf course frontage, screened pool, with huge lanai bringing outside living in; 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, large kitchen, dining room, living room and two-car garage. Mrs. Clean lived here, and it is in move-in condition. Located in a neighborhood of fine golf course and waterfront homes. Apollo Beach is coming to its potential, with a new hospital, projected regional shopping center and better n better restaurants. Easy to view. 811 Eagle Lane, $320,000.Call Sharon 813-765-0845 honots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecellTURNKEY This 2BR/2BA, 624 Sq. Ft. single-wide is move-in ready, including furniture and appliances. A beautiful 10x22 Florida room adds to the living space. It can all be yours, including the share, for only $39,900. SPACIOUS CORNER LOT is where youll find this 3BR/2BA, 1,288 Sq. Ft. double-wide that is fully furnished and ready for you. The home is located on a large corner lot and includes an 8x14 shed and a 42-ft. carport. The sale price of $65,000 includes the share. Vacant Shares (Lots) from $17,000 565 M.HH. IN PARKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 Sale or rent 3 bedroom, 1 bath in 55+ work shop $9,995. 813-260-2636 MLotsforePark lot. Caribbean Isle 55+ park, Apollo Beach. With water & electric $7,500 Ready for home. Call 231-670-2450 ousesforrent SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-6349695 A tsforent rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886ueforentRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813-641-8400oosforentMaster bedroom with bath & walk in close. $550 monthly $250 deposit. Kitchen, living room & washer privileges. 813-447-2902 Ment sM A A/CC. 813-677-1086Large RV for rent. $150 weekly includes utilities plus deposit. No pets. Ruskin. 813-363-6001 rehouseceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 building or storage. Electric available, security & roll up doors. $850 monthly & $700 monthly. 813-849-1469ntedtoent 2br/2ba condo or home. Furnished. Apollo Beach area. 2014/ 2015 season. Nov. 1 thru March 31 (5 months). 1-204-416-2223 PROF. SERVICES650 ooeen 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review tutoring, software & issues, classes. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com outer Troubleshooting solutions. Personalized home instruction. Wireless home networking. Operating system upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. 813-506-7748 Adu t relent driving record. 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No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813-633-5544. IM1340. I will beat any written estimate!M. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. Packing services available. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-629-0108, 813-260-9840 US. DOT #43446710 LAWN CCARENeed Sod on weekends? Call Ralphs Sod. We have: -Bahia -St. Augustine Floratam -St. Augustine Seville, (shade tolerant) We sell by the piece or 1-2 pallets. (813-)645-8221 M lawn mower repairs. Briggs & Stratton dealers, golf cart & bike repairs. Part & service 725 14th St. Wimauma. 813938-3226/ 813-690-4370LLicensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840L Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813317-7679 To Place Call Beverly 813-6453111 20 words for $17.00 and 30 for each additional word. Bold line prepaid. 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32 MARCH 13, 2014 Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OB2 EXP. 3/31/14 OK3 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 3/31/14 OP 5 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OB6 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 54 95CHI BUNDLE!CHI Color with Styled CutTMPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 19 95Styled CutTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum5-7 Foil Highlights & Haircut BundlePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Not valid with other offers. $ 29 95 24-HOUR TOWINGFREE DIAGNOSTICS SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE BUNDLE$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$1995 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 813-645-7653 2212 E. 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RELE motoringtampabay@gmail.comRedesigned in 2012, the midsize upscale car from Hyundai continues in 2014 without any significant structural changes. Except a huge one that lightens up the pocket for a potential buyer. And thats a $1,250 price cut from last years model. The second-generation Azera targeting move-up sedan buyers from Sonata responds with nimbleness irrespective of road and weather conditions. You are certain to enjoy a pretty pleasant and comfortable ride. The Korean carmaker rightly simplified the power train for the front-wheel-drive car with a sole 3.3-liter gasoline-direct injection V-6 developing 293 horsepower @ 6400 rpm and 255 pounds-feet of torque @ 5200 rpm. Coupled to the engine is a lone 6-speed auto gearbox. An active ecosystem ensures slight fuel savings. Ensconced on the steel unibody Azera is a winged chrome grille surrounded by projector auto headlights, sleek roofline, wraparound LED tail lights, and chrome on dual exhaust, body side and window belt moldings. The roomy and pleasing cabin is packed with such standard goodies as an all-new 6-inch color LCD audio display with rearview camera, new driver blind-spot mirror, fresh electroluminescent gauge cluster, 10-way power and heated driver seat, 8-way passenger seats, push-button start, 60/40 fold rear seat, dual-zone auto climate control, navigation system, leather seats, cooled glove box, tilt/telescopic steering column and a driver information center. Rear passengers get the royal treatment with ample headand leg-room, as well as heated seats. Safety is supported via dual front and side airbags, side curtain airbag, drivers knee airbag, vehicle stability management, four-wheel antilock brakes, front/ rear crumple zones, energyabsorbing steering column, rearview camera, daytime running lights and tire-pressure monitoring system. Base-priced at $31,000, the Azera is a lot of car for the money. The drive down the road may not rouse oodles of excitement, but the sedan surely is a graceful, satisfying and easyriding companion. If you need any more reassurance, Hyundais five-year, 60,000-mile basic, and 10-year, 100,000-mile power train warranties should suffice to sign on the dotted line. AZERATires: P245/45R18 Wheelbase: 112 inches Length: 193.3 inches Suspension: MacPherson strut front; multilink rear Steering: Rack-and-pinion power Weight: 3,605 pounds Fuel capacity: 18.5 gallons City: 19 mpg Highway: 29 mpg Web site: www.hyundaiusa.com Test drive the Azera at Gettel Hyundai of Bradenton, 2503 First Street East, in Bradenton. Call 941-747-9262 or visit www. hyundaiofbradentonfl.com. CAR REVIEW Deadline ReminderNews Releases .................Thursdays at 4 p.m. Display ads .......................Fridays at 11 a.m. Classified ads ......................Fridays at 4 p.m.Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 or visit www.ObserverNews.net

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34 MARCH 13, 2014 Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF People who have been her students or seen her art exhibits filled with portraits, landscapes and everything between, with prices ranging from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars will find it hard to believe her latest inspiration came from modern teenagers love of sending selftaken photographs via social media and cellphones. They call these impromptu photos selfies, taken at odd positions and usually not posed in the traditional sense. McKee says they capture the truth of a persons essence better than any portrait can. As an artist, she became intensely interested in these as she watched her grandchildren send photos of themselves taken on their cellphones with the snap of a button that suddenly made them available to everyone they knew on social media, or privately, to a person or two on their phones. Instead of the magnificent colorful paintings she is known for, McKee suddenly started drawing, in charcoal and graphite, black-and-white images, beginning with a Christmas card that contained hand-drawn pictures of her six grandchildren. It was so well-received, and she enjoyed doing it so much, that she combined using the black-andwhite technique with her interest in selfies, and immediately the passion set in. She began to copy cellphone photographs. I want to draw these exactly as they are, she said, adding a stroke to the canvas in her lap. People would never deliberately strike such poses for photographs, she said. Some of these are just magnificient. She pointed to two as her favorites: One was of a woman dancing with abandon, holding a cigar in one hand; the other was of a man holding a beer to the mouth of his pet parakeet. These are such fun, McKee said in an interview in her home studio March 5. I suddenly had a desire to become proficient in them. McKee recently gave up her Tampa studio in an old cigar factory that she said she absolutely loved: It was perfect, with the old brick walls and high columns. Perfect for any artist. But I was never there. We do so many things, I found I was using my home studio more than the one I was renting, so it seemed a waste to keep it. The old-style Tampa studio was her third since moving to the area in 1970. She now teaches art classes at MiraBay, where she and her husband Archie reside. If there are open slots after MiraBay residents register, anyone may take the group course. For those who want to take private lessons, she gives those in her home studio. All the information about lessons and photographs of her many art mediums can be found at www. gracemckee.com. But all that aside, this year she said she thinks most of her own creations will be selfies. I want to perfect the technique. I see truth in it, she said. People the way they really are at an exact moment in their life. In December, rather than make a New Years resolution, McKee decided she would draw one selfie a week in 2014, a total of 52. That total was surpassed sometime in February, in less than Selfies make a statement as artX two months. Once I started, I couldnt stop, she said. McKee decided to have a showing of them, with the $5 entrance fee benefiting the SouthShore Arts Council, of which she is a member. It will be held Saturday, March 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the MiraBay clubhouse on the west side of U.S. 41 at the south end of Apollo Beach. Attendees may drive straight in and park at the clubhouse, which is the first building inside the entrance, before reaching any of the gates where guards check for residency. I felt a $5 charge at the door is one way for me to share my passion and support both present and future artists in the SouthShore area, McKee said. I have designated the monies collected to be used to pay for art classes for SouthShore residents who cannot afford them. These classes might be a part of the Firehouse Cultural Center programs, either private or in groups. As a result of this project, McKee has opened an online Etsy shop where she will take commissions for her work. It is at www.etsy.com/shop/gracemckee. Long-time artist and art teacher Grace McKee from Apollo Beach suddenly developed a passion for selfies, a new art form created by technology, camera phones and the Internet. In December, McKee decided she would draw one selfie a week, but by the end of February, had already surpassed her yearly goal of 52.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOS

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www.ObserverNews.netMarch 13, 2014 Volume 58 Number 8THE OBSERVER NEWSThe amazing Doby Elementary Little Kids Rock Band kicked off the festivities last weekend at the Manatee Festival of the Arts held in Apollo Beach. See page 5 for more.INSIDE:PRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 Grace McKees son sent her a card from Indonesia with the above face on it, and she had so much fun replicating it, right, that she has made it her mascot for her upcoming show, a portion of which will benefit the SouthShore Arts Council. Her son said a macaque picked up a professional photographers unattended camera and shot this photograph of itself. Now that, said McKee, shows the real meaning of selfie. SELFIESTechnology changes the world of photography, art foreverMore and more, selfies becoming a serious art formBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netGrace McKee of Apollo Beach has studied and taught many forms of art most of her life. From owning her own graphic design business to painting and teaching in watercolors, oils and acrylics, McKee has studied and taught many traditional art forms, and still kept up with new ones. In December, however, she discovered an interest in a new art form that became such a passion she now works with it nearly every day.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOContinued on page 34X Renovated facilities to open to Summerfields 7,000 residents Columbia Gorge Hotel and SpaBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netNo sooner will the newly remodeled Summerfield clubhouse finally reopen its doors next week than plans for a new building with new amenities are in the works. Bob Abruzzese, president of the Summerfield board of directors, said the board will begin planning the new expansion with a target date of three to five years. It was the first public announcement of the project. This will be a totally separate stand-alone building to offer more amenities, said Ron Midkiff, director of South Cove at Summerfield Homeowners Association. Among the planned amenities are racquetball, a banquet room, a sauna, new offices and possibly a food court. We would like to have a massage room to rent out, for a fee, of course, Abruzzese said, but something thats easily available to residents who would like to have that feature. But back from the future, the expanded weight rooms, new Wi-Fi room and other renovations to the clubhouse will be available for Summerfields 7,000 residents to use on Monday, March 17. The clubhouse originally was to reopen last November for residents of the southeast Riverview community. We had to deal with some unexpected upgrades, said Abruzzese. But it turned out even better than expected because of them. The $250,000 project was paid for by reserves saved from dues, and no loans were needed, he said. We also will not have to raise dues this year, he said. Except for the full-size gymnasium, the entire interior of the clubhouse has been redone from the floors up. Tile floors have been laid, and interior walls knocked out to enlarge both the weight room and the cardio room. This enabled the weight equipment to be spread out to give people more room, but no new weight-room items had to be purchased, said Summerfields community manager, Abi James. It just looks like we have more because of the way its arranged. By %  WARREN RESEN Member North American Travel Journalists Associationw630@aol.comDriving north on the coastal highways of California and Oregon and then through the redwood forests is an unforgettable adventure. Venturing into the majestic redwoods is humbling. Some words Ive heard others use to describe this experience are awesome, magnificent, peaceful, quiet, magical, serene and spiritual. Walking into the woods under the towering trees, away from roadway noise and listening to the quiet is like being in an open-air cathedral. But there were still more of natures beauties ahead of us yet to be experienced in the Pacific Northwest. Now heres a bit of trivia for you. On Oregons highways, every time you cross the 45th parallel, a statesponsored sign informs you that you are exactly halfway between the North Pole and the equator. We were driving east from Portland on Interstate 84 toward our hotel in Hood River, Ore., which is billed as the Windsurfing Capital of the World. About 20 miles east of Portland is the exit for Historic Route 30. Take this little detour if you are not in a hurry to get to your next destination and enter the world of Oregons rain forest and waterfalls. On the north side of Historic Route 30 is the majestic Columbia River, with views of Washington on the opposite bank. To your right are the waterfalls, seven of them, one after another, over a distance of about eight miles. Individually, any of these waterfalls would be a major scenic and tourist attraction. Here they vie for attention. As you carefully navigate the turns on the two-lane road through the rain forest, many waterfalls are visible from your vehicle. Others require short hikes to visit. And then you reach the fifth waterfall in line, the pice de rsistanceMultnomah Falls. At 620 feet, it is the tallest waterfall in Oregon and second-tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. At the Multnomah Falls visitor center, the only building on this stretch of road, is a restaurant, souvenir shop (of course) and restrooms. This is a must stop for pictures. Back on the Interstate, our next stop was just down the road at the Bonneville Dam complex. If you Continued on page 18X Continued on page 23X JEANNE OCONNOR PHOTOThe full view of both tiers of the Multnomah Falls. The waterfall is on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. Underground springs from Larch Mountain are the yearround source of water for the waterfall, augmented by spring runoff from the mountains snowpack and rainwater during the other seasons.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOThe cardio room has been made larger and more machines added.

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Seminar by Doug Rebeor, Business Advisor RSVP with Rosie 813-419-5020Please check your insurance coverage for SILVERSNEAKERS class participation eligibility. 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 Renowned Ruskin artist opens new exhibit in TampaBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netRenowned Ruskin artist Bruce Marsh, together with longtime artistic collaborator Jeffrey Kronsnoble, opened their newest exhibit, entitled From Franklin Street to Main Street, on Friday at Clayton Galleries in Tampa. This represents our work from the past couple of years, Marsh said. I looked at this with work Ive done 10 or 20 years ago, and I feel great about it. Things are falling into place. It feels like stuff is opening up for me, and Im just so delighted, because Im 76, and it seems I still have the chops. It has been a real pleasure. Marsh said that it has also been a sincere pleasure to be working with Kronsnoble again. Jeff and I have been friends since 1962 we met each other at USF, and weve shared studios together and have done exhibitions together, so its really nice. Its sort of like a homecoming for me, he said. South County residents, in particular, will recognize much of Marshs work that is on display in the gallery. Both Jeff and I are working from photographic sources, Marsh said. He is working in an almost Old Master way, and I think our interests are very compatible in the level of realism and believability. I almost feel Im painting like Im doing documentation. I tried to be accurate and true to what Ive been seeing. It is documentation in a most stunning and beautiful form. Viewing it makes one feel like being home, yet there is magic and mystery contained within each stroke of the brush. Marshs work his documentation, if you will also will survive the ages. Despite some time consumed and difficulty in prepping the material, he paints on canvases of linen. Its just a very durable and long-lasting material, he said. I stretch the canvas. I prime it with glue because linseed oil can rot linen, so there is a layer of glue between the canvas and the paint. So, 300 years from now, MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOSRuskin artist Bruce Marsh stands with some of his work at the Clayton Galleries on Fridays opening night for the exhibit. Marsh is married to artist Dolores Coe. Dozens of art patrons attended the opening night of the exhibit, which displays the work of both Marsh and Jeffrey Kronsnoble in a way well suited for the beautiful work of both artists. someone can peel that away from the canvas and put it on a new canvas. In other words, his artistic documentation of life in this place will remain long after we are gone. His work is a testament to the communities and the people who live here. And it is a beautiful testament at that. The exhibit will run through April 12. Clayton Galleries is located at 4105 S. MacDill Ave. in Tampa. For more information, visit www.claytongalleries.net or call 813-831-3753.

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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 How do you feel today? If you answered, Great and getting better! then you may well know many of the answers to the questions I will present in this weeks column. However, I suggest you read on, because you may want to send it to someone else who does not feel the same way you do about how life is treating them. Every so often it is important to do some introspection in order to plot a course to a happier tomorrow. Here are some of the questions I think we must ask ourselves to get a clear picture of where we are and then see where we can go. or anger from the past? It is amazing how many of us carry old baggage with us into the future. One woman I know has been divorced for 35 years and still refers regularly to anyone who will listen about that damn Frank. Frank got on with his life years ago, and her anger is not holding him back, but it is a major impediment to her living a happy life. Put down your anger and get on with life. Keep in mind that forgiveness is only part of the battle; true healing comes from forgetting. that are destructive to your health to some vice that is dragging you down? You may not even know these habits are holding you back. I smoked for 17 years until a friend informed me that I had lost a $15,000 contract because the buyer did not want to work with me on a project because I smelled like smoke. Yes, I knew smoking was not good for me, but when it hit me in the wallet, I quit. You may well have been passed over for a promotion or lost a friend for some similar problem a problem within your power to fix. Keep in mind that there are some great support groups for addictions to food, smoking, drugs and alcohol, just to name a few. You do not have to go it alone. apology? For some of us, the hardest words we will ever speak are, Im sorry. Have you slighted or hurt someone in the past to whom you should say those words? Healing a hurt in someone else can go a long make the apology, do not include strings, and do be sincere. British author G. K. Chesterton hit the nail injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. yourself? Many people spend a lot of their life pining for what they do not have and feeling sorry they did not get blessed with the looks of a movie star or the brain be worse. You could look like a movie star Lassie; or you could have a brain just like Einsteins dead. I love British author D. H. Lawrences comment I never small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. Imitate the wild things and do what you can to survive and prosper. If you do, you will not fall from the bough. Count your blessings rather than your woes. say a cat that sits on a hot stove will never sit on a hot stove again. But the truth is, he will never sit on a you learned that are preventing you from trying again? Life is a wonderful place for those who refuse to die before questions and act on them. Soon, when people ask you how you are doing, you will be able to reply, Doing great and getting better all the time.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: 813-6410816. Email: bill@billhodges.com Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: Doing great and getting better all the time Lit Wit contest celebrates National Poetry MonthCelebrate National Poetry Month by submitting a poem at your local Hillsborough County library and get it in by Monday, March 31. Create your own humorous poem or a parody of a well-known poem in honor of National Poetry Month. Registration forms and contest guidelines can be found online at www.hcplc.org or at your local branch library. the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, Lit Wit poetry contest is funded by the Friends of the Jimmie B. Keel For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library www.hcplc.org.Amazon posts job openings for Ruskin nyurl.com/observer-jobs.

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MARCH 13, 2014 5 Publix Del Webb Blvd. E.Hightower DermatologyWal-Mart S.R. 674 U.S. 301KORTNEY D. HIGHTOWER, M.D.Board Certied Dermatologistwww.HightowerDermatology.comHightowerDermatology@gmail.com Call Now 813-634-1484Accepting New PatientsPracticing in Tampa Bay area since 2007 955 E. Del Webb Blvd. Ste. 101 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Located in Commonwealth Medical Plaza behind Publix in Sun City Center MARCH EVENTSA RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION COMMUNITY Your Money Matters. Presented by Chris Redhead, CFP,ChFC,CFS, Executive VP of Sequoia Financial Group. During these turbulent times many investors are plagued with challenging questions and difcult decisions that may signicantly impact their familys nancial future. Low Vision Support Group Topic: Glaucoma, facilitated by Ana Maria Oliva, M.D., sponsored by the SCC Mens Club. Speaker will be Ignatius C. Cyriac, M.D. who earned both his Bachelor of Science and his M.D. at Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He went on to an Internship at the Medical Center of Delaware in Newark, and an Ophthalmology Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Interested in Your Ancestry? If you would like to learn how to research your genealogy, dont miss this opportunity to spend time with Tollie J Banker, M.A. and M.I.S., faculty librarian at Hillsborough Community College SouthShore Campus as she takes you through the steps to discover your past using free research tools! THURS., MAR. 20 Neuropathy Support Group Sponsored by Mens Club of SCC. Held at the Community Association in the Caper Room on North Pebble Beach. Are you suffering from pain and numbness in your extremities? Our speaker this month will be: Emily Wilson, Regional Assistant with FAAST (Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology). Assistive technology is any device used to increase or maintain ability in daily living. Learn methods to deal with this condition and provide support for other members of the group. Parkinsons Support Group Sponsored by The Mens Club of SCC. Facilitated by the USF Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorders Center. Are you experiencing hand tremors due to Parkinsons? If so, learn about Lift Labs, a new technology to assist you. Presented by Jennipher Lenoir, a Certied Occupational Therapy Assistant who has worked in SCC for over 7 years. Jennipher holds a special interest in the implementation and training of adaptive equipment for the purpose of improving a persons independent functional ability. FREE valet parking available at entrance. What Everyone with Hearing Loss Should Know About Hearing Aids and Hearing Loops. Why people with hearing loss say they can hear but cant understand. Hearing aid features you need to hear your best. How hearing loops help you hear better in large public places. How to get your favorite venue or church interested in a loop. Presented by Dr. Juliette Sterkens, Audiologist, National Hearing Loop Advocate, HLAA, Academy of Audiology Lea Doerer Award 2013, Wisconsin Audiologist of the Year 2011, HLAA Technology Access Award 2011, Member National HLAA/AAA Hearing Loop Task Force. Mental Wellness Support Group Facilitated by Edmond Dubreuil MSW, RCSWI mental health professional. Supported by SouthShore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging and United Methodist Church of SCC. FREE Memory Screenings provided by Dr. Mary Stedman from Stedman Clinical Trials and Wendy Burkhard, LCSW from Wyndbeach Counseling. How much of my memory have I really lost? Are you interested in Clinical Trials designed to cure Alzheimers? Want to learn more about memory loss? Call to reserve your space today! Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair Center We participate in AAA Dollars Program (813) 645-0339 Owners: Lee & Julie Davis 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 AND THE SAVINGS TAKE CONTROL $2795OIL CHANGE*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars LUBE, OIL & FILTER The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce apparently has some cosmic connections it would seem impossible to have a more perfect weekend to hold the Manatee Festival of the Arts. Days of cloudy skies and rain leading up to the event opened up to pleasantly warm temperatures and blue skies as thousands of people visited Apollo Beach on Saturday and Sunday for the festival. The festival, held at the TECO SouthShore Events Center, included continuous live music, kicked off by the amazing Doby Elementary Little Kids Rock Band. For information about the SouthShore Chamber and upcoming community events, visit www.southshorechamberofcommerce. org or call 813-645-1366.It was a picture-perfect weekend for the Manatee Festival of the ArtsMITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS What a good dad looks like: One father helps his young daughter create bracelets and a necklace at the Childrens Creativity Center at the festival. Dogs from Bay Area Greyhounds and Hounds for Heroes greeted festival visitors just inside the entrance. For information, visit www.bayareagreyhounds.org and www.h4htb.org. Dozens of artists from around the nation descended on Apollo Beach for the weekend festival, including Kathy Fields from St. Louis, with her Kathy Jewels display. For information, visit www. kathyjewels.net. Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman took advantage of a beautiful Saturday to attend the art festival. Multiple-award-winning artist Jinsheng Song, originally from China, created a booth in which visitors could immerse themselves in his art. For information, visit www.art-mind.com.

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MARCH 13, 2014 7 Terrific Kids are focused at Gibsonton Elementary SchoolThe following students are recognized for showing their peers how to be focused: Haili Garland, Ave Kalbach, Adriana Hernandez-Soriano, Arrianna Lopez, Esveidy Munoz, Jacquelyn Nesbit, Jocelyn Hinojoza, Jesus Vargas, Triniti Yorks, Hailey Sturgeon, Elizabeth Arnold, Lynnix Oglesby, Isaias Pineda, Gabriela Fernandez, Zury Lopez, Evelina Cruz, Jahira Morillo, Madison Cartegena, Lastat Goeddeke, Larissa DeLeon, Haillie Ritter, John OConnor, Erika Jimenez, Fernando Martinez, Derrick Martinez, Peyton Fortney, Keagan Hancock, Gabriella Rodriquez, Hailey Engle and Pedro Garcia Jr. The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by Kiwanis of the South Shore. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Acting Out Yoga Thursday, March 13, 4:30 p.m. For ages 5-12 ~ Join us for this basic childrens yoga class offered by Shore Bliss Yoga. This program uses creative ways to engage young yoga students in stretching, exercising and learning to relax through yoga. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. There are limited spots for this program. Preregistration is required. Please ask at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Bedtime Stories Thursday, March 13, 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. Drum Magic Saturday, March 15, 2:30 p.m. For all ages ~ Join us for this loud, feet-tapping program featuring drummer Jana Broder, who brings drums for everyone, and play in a drum circle. Registration is required. Register at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, March 17, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 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. Super Science Workshop Monday, March 17, 3 p.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join us for an interactive, hands-on afternoon and experiment as we turn the library into a science lab! This special science workshop features Mad Science presenting experiments on MAGNETS! Limit 25 kids. This is a repeat of the program offered on March 3. There are limited spots for this program. Preregistration is required. Ask at the Reference Desk or call 813-273-3652. This is a school early-release Monday. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Adult/Teen Printing Without a Press Monday, March 17, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor, Tim Gibbons, and explore some techniques of printmaking. Tim will demonstrate some of the basics of printmaking, and students will create their own designs and print them. No experience necessary. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Toddler Time Tuesday, March 18, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 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 18, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 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. 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. Thanks to a new partnership with FOODNOW, Mahaffey Theater-goers can now enjoy a dinner from one of their favorite restaurants in The Mahaffey Theater Atrium before select shows. FOODNOW works with more than 40 of St. Petersburgs best restaurants for convenient downtown meal delivery. Now those attending a show can order their favorite meals and schedule their delivery to the theater. They will be served dinner in a reserved The Cruisin for Critters Poker Run, a benefit for C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter, will be held Saturday, April 5. The first stop and check-in is at the Dog House and More, on Shell Point Road in Ruskin, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Complimentary breakfast sandwiches and coffee will be provided by the Dog House. The route is a fun ride (by motor cycle or car) in a loop from Ruskin, to Peggys Corral in Palmetto, Woodys River Roo in Ellenton, Uncle Mikes SmokeHouse Grill in Plant City and ending at Alley Kats Bar and Grill, in The Alley at Southshore in Riverview. The Alley is the final stop and meal sponsor; there will be vendors and entertainment provided by DJ Doogie Entertainment. The first prize is four tickets to SeaWorld; second prize is two tickets to Busch Gardens; and last prize is a coffee gift basket donated by Harry & David. All cards must be turned in by Cruisin for Critters Poker Run is Saturday, April 5 4 p.m., with prize winners announced at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by downloading the registration form at www. careshelter.org and mailing in payment, or by calling C.A.R.E. with a credit card. Preregistration is appreciated, so that organizers can be sure to have food for everyone! car) is $25. Additional passengers are $5. Additional poker hands, $10. participation, one poker hand, one T-shirt per vehicle, and end-of-ride meal. Note: Passengers receive meal only, unless additional poker hands and/or T-shirts are purchased. Sponsor and vendor booth spots are available, with booth setups at the Final Stop (The Alley). Sponsor donation is $100. Vendor donation is $50. To be a sponsor, vendor or to donate auction items, call Jennifer McCafferty, event manager, at 813-8461316 or email jennifer@jens-market. com. C.A.R.E. is a no-kill shelter that accepts stray and abandoned dogs and cats, founded in 2000 by Dr. Hal Ott and a group of local citizens concerned about the high number of healthy animals being euthanized each year in Hillsborough County. Its mission is to reduce the number of homeless and abandoned animals through adoption, sterilization and education. The facility is located on three acres of land and can accommodate 15-20 dogs (depending on size) and 35-45 cats. C.A.R.E. is funded by fundraisers, donations, member ships and small grants. It does not receive tax dollars, so it relies heavily on support from the community to cover animal care and operating costs. For more information about the shelter, visit www.careshelter.org or call 813-645-2273. Enjoy dinner delivered to you at The Mahaffeysection of the Atrium overlooking the waterfront. Beverages and specialty brownies can be purchased from one of the theaters full bars, which feature beer, wine, cocktails, soft drinks, coffee and water. FOODNOW is currently accepting reservations for many events, including Masters of Illusion, Peter Nero, Collective Soul, 1964... The Tribute, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group, Aziz Ansaris 7 p.m. performance, American Idiot and One Night of Queen. Orders may be placed directly on FOODNOWs website, www.727FoodNow.com or by phone at 727-822-FOOD. To order online, click on the flashing Order Now button, select 33701 as the ZIP code, indicate the delivery date and time, and then order items from the listed restaurants. Delivery to The Mahaffey is free when using the promotional code MAHAFFEY at time of order.

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8 MARCH 13, 2014 HILLSBOROUGH(813) 634-8310MANATEE(941) 524-2259 For a FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE, call us TODAY!Shutter & Blind Manufacturing CompanySHUTTERS ~ VERTICALS ~ FAUX WOOD & WOOD HORIZONTAL BLINDS CELLULAR SHADES ~ WOVEN WOODS ~ SUNSCREEN SHADES ~ PRIVACY SHADINGS ~ MORE INSTALLED FREE! INSTALLED FREE! VERTICALS PLANTATION SHUTTERS$1395Sq. Ft. Measured & Installed LIFETIME WARRANTY 2 FAUX BLINDS Our blinds are built with a STEEL HEADRAIL. Unlike the Flimsy Plastic Headrail from the Home CentersMADE IN AMERICA EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES24 W x 36 H ..........$84 Installed 36 W x 50 H ........$175 Installed 48 W x 48 H ........$224 Installed 48 W x 60 H ........$280 Installed 72 W x 62 H ........$434 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 62 H .......$68 Installed 60 W x 62 H .......$75 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$93 InstalledEXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES36 W x 48 H .......$39 Installed 52 W x 48 H .......$49 Installed 60 W x 48 H .......$69 Installed 72 W x 72 H .......$86 Installed SAVE ENERGY EXAMPLE OF OUR PRICES FOR SUN SCREENS24 W x 36 H ....................$49 Installed 36 W x 48 H ....................$62 Installed 52 W x 48 H ....................$93 Installed 72 W x 60 H .................$131 Installed SUN SCREENS STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied | American Board of Dermatology Switlyk Dermatology813-634-6600STEPHEN A. SWITLYK, M.D.Board Certied American Board of Dermatologyare Sonny & Perley in concert at SouthShore Regional Library March 22Well-known jazz duo Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau will perform at the SouthShore Regional Library from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Their repertoire includes hits from the Great American Songbook and the golden age of popular song, including movie standards like Moon River, My Favorite Things and Send in the Clowns. Admission is free. This program is funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. The library is at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. For more information, call 813-273-3652. Live music, dance demonstration to be featured at next Moonglow DanceMoonglow Ballroom Dance Club presents an evening of live music by Daniel Fugazzotto at its monthly dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. As a special treat, Fugazzoto and his partner in ballroom competitions, Janis Merluzzzo, will perform an exhibition at intermission. The attire at Moonglow Dances is dressy casual. Members are free; visitors/guests pay $5 per person at the door. Singles table(s) are always available. BYOB and snacks; the club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins. Moonglow schedules monthly dances year-round, always with live music. Visitors are welcomed, so why not get your friends and neighbors to join you at a Moonglow Dance? For more information, call 813-633-1297 or 813-633-6453. If you would like to receive Moonglow information by email, email gail3357@gmail.com.Don your green for square dancingTo celebrate St. Patricks Day, the Sun City Center Swingers Square Dance Club will hold a St. Paddys Party Mainstream/Plus Square Dance on Friday, March 14. To help alleviate the dancers hunger, club members will provide Irish Tinted finger food, and the club will supply lime punch. So, dancers, wear your green square-dance clothes and join the group for a festive night of dancing and refreshments. This special dance, along with the clubs regular Friday night Mainstream/Plus Dances, will be held in Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Pre-rounds start at 7 p.m.; the Mainstream/Plus Dance, with rounds, runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Club will participate in the Sun City Center FunFest on March 15, with a square-dance demonstration in the Rollins Theater at 1:15 p.m. For more information, call Veanna at 941-776-0477 or Geri at 813633-9742 or visit http://floridasquaredance.com/suncity/index.

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MARCH 13, 2014 9 Cypress Creek Golf Club 1011 Cypress Village Blvd., RuskinCall for reservation 813-440-4576 Ext. 2LUNCH: Tues. Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. DINNER: Wed. Sat. 4 8 p.m. BRUNCH: Sunday 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 1. Country Fried Steak with Milk Gravy 2. Yankee Meatloaf 3. Pot Roast with Carrots, Onions & Celery in a Brown Gravy 4. Liver & Onions with Applewood Smoked Bacon 5. Linguini & Meatballs with Marinara Sauce and Garlic Bread 6. Fried Fish Platter with Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies and French Fries All meals are served with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable MedleyOPEN For Lunch Tuesday through Sunday B Prime Rib Night moved to Saturday Night SPECIAL FOR 2Includes:2 Soup or Salad2 EntreesChoose from: (Spicy)2 Desserts1 Complimentary Bottle of Wi neAv ailable for a LIMITED TIME ONL Y, We dnesday thro ugh Satu rd ay .2 for $3999+ tax Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older drivers with their vehicles? My 84-yearold mother is still a pretty good driver, but she has arthritis, which limits her range of motion and hinders her driving. Searching Son Dear Searching, To help keep older drivers safe and extend their driving years, there are a number of affordable products you can purchase today that can easily be added to your moms vehicle to help with many different needs. Here are several to consider. Entry and exit If your moms limited range of motion is hampering her ability to get into and out of her vehicle, consider these products: This is a small portable support handle that inserts into the Ushaped striker plate on the doorframe that helps with getting out of a car. strap handle that hooks around the top of the door window frame for entry and exiting help. portable cushion that turns 360 degrees to help drivers and passengers rotate their body into and out of their vehicle. Vision helpers If your mom has a difficult time looking over her shoulder to back up or merge into traffic, or struggles with sensitivity to glare, these products can help. sized rearview mirror that attaches to the existing rearview mirror to widen her rear visibility and eliminate blind spots so your mom can see traffic without significant neck or body rotation. It also helps during parking. small convex mirrors that stick to the corner of the side view mirrors to improve side and rear vision. nate blind spots and avoid turning around when backing up, this device (which costs around $100) comes with a wireless night-vision camera that attaches to the license plate and a small monitor that mounts to the dash or windshield. plastic, tinted visor clips onto the existing sun visor to remove sun glare without obstructing vision. It also has a special sliding shield that lets you block extra-bright glare spots. Arthritic hands If your moms arthritis makes turning the ignition key, twisting open the gas cap, or gripping the steering wheel difficult and painful, consider these devices: plastic handle that attaches to the car keys to provide additional leverage, making it easier to turn the key in the ignition or door. at the pump, this long-handled device works like a wrench to make loosening and tightening the gas cap much easier, and it fits most gas caps. over the steering wheel to make it larger in size and easier to grip. Short drivers If your mom has shrunk a little over the years to the point she needs help seeing over the steering wheel or reaching the pedals, consider a wedge seat cushion, which is an orthopedic cushion that supports the back and elevates her a few inches. Or, foot pedal extensions (see pedalextenders.net, drive-master.com or summiteasy. com) that allow her to reach the pedals while keeping her 10 to 12 inches from the steering wheel. Seat-belt aids dle is a six-inch rubber extension handle that attaches to the seat belt strap to make it easier to reach for seat belt shoulder pad that fits around the shoulder strap protects the neck and shoulder from rubbing and chafing. Where to buy pedal extensions and backup camera) cost under $50, and can be found online at amazon.com. Type the product name in the search bar to get a variety of options. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the show and author of The Savvy Senior book.Automobile aids that can help elderly drivers By Jim Miller South Bay Hospital offers online access Patient Portal, a secure and convenient way to access personal health information. Patient Portal is a free service that enables patients to go online to retrieve lab results, discharge instructions, hospital visit histories and mation found in the Patient Portal comes from the electronic health record maintained by the hospital To access the Patient Portal, patients must first obtain their patient information, including email address and medical record number, tient information is then used to complete the secure online enrollment and access the personal health information. For more information about South portal or call 813-634-0381.East Hillsborough Dems meet April 8 monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on activist, will talk about the citizens cern with local issues. Donations of food, clothing and toiletries for For more information, visit hillschael Newett, club president, at ehcdclub@yahoo.com.Spring Fling comes to Little Manatee River State Park Fling. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will offer educational fun for those interested in nature walks, fresh air, clean water, birds, fish, bees, native plants for sale and more. There will be animal face-painting to transform kids into their favorite critter. There will also be an art project called fish printing, an ancient Japanese art that is easy for kids and gives them a souvenir of the day. Enjoy music, food and live animals. The Spring Fling is free; however, there is a $5 per vehicle charge for up to eight people. tion, call 813-671-5005.The Savy SeniorNew OA meetings start in Wimauma meeting at 11:30 a.m. every Thursday in the office building of Our U.S. 301 S. The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop eating compulgram that addresses the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of those who want to stop eating or overeatprogram. There are no scales, no dues, no fees; all are welcome. you or call Norma at 813-634-3201.

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10 MARCH 13, 2014 Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE LUNCH & SEMINARAnd learn the benets of pre-planning your cremation.National Cremation SocietyConsidering Cremation?Well discuss: Gene Dyrek(813) 401-1159First-time attendees only, please. RESERVATION REQUIREDLimited seating availableCALL NOW! Not redeemable for cash and cannot be combined with any other offers. Serving Sun City Center, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Wimauma, Parrish and Ellenton. TUES., MARCH 18 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., MARCH 21 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH TUES., MARCH 25 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH FRI., MARCH 28 @ 11 a.m.1212 Apollo Beach Blvd. APOLLO BEACH Special Discountfor all attending a seminar Leave your wallets at home! ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY DENTAL IMPLANT and PERIODONTAL EXAM Web: www.bradentonperio.com | Email: trubino@bradentonperio.com Girl Scouts ESCAPE Series educates young girls in how to react to dangerA personal empowerment series has been developed by a committed adult girl scout, Melinda Exum-Bihler, to help girls be safer and more aware of the environment they frequent and the people they encounter. The Extreme Safety Course And Personal Empowerment (ESCAPE) Series is designed to educate the young women of tomorrow by developing their awareness of dangerous and potentially unsafe situations. The two-hour sessions are held once a month at Girl Scout Camp Dorothy Thomas, off Boyette Road, Riverview. The series is open to all girls in fifth through 12th grades. A volunteer through Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Melinda Exum-Bihlers goal is to empower them with the knowledge, strategies and techniques against violence, such as assault, abduction, abuse, harassment, bullying, etc., that may prevent them from becoming a target of crime as they begin to have life experiences on their own. The series began in January and, so far, the girls have been educated on fire safety and first aid/CPR. Other sessions being offered are on the Florida Law/Statutes, presented by the State Attorney Office, Sex Offender/Child Abuse Division. The next session, on physical defense techniques, is Sunday, March 23. Exum-Bihler believes that one of the best gifts we can give young ladies is the opportunity to acquire the skills to protect themselves and avoid danger! For more information about the program, call Melinda Exum-Bihler at 813-843-3245 or email her at memibihler@aol.com.For dog-friendly fun, go to Southeastern Guide Dogs WalkathonOn Saturday, March 22, the Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon kicks off at 8:30 a.m., when festivities begin at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Tampa. Opening ceremonies are at 9:45 a.m., and the 3K Walkathon starts at 10 a.m. Join hundreds of dogs and their favorite friends. Enjoy paws, a cause, friends, food and tail-wagging fun. There will be local food vendors, pet-friendly shopping, a silent auction, music, a raffle and the chance to support the life-changing puppies and people at Southeastern Guide Dogs. This Palmetto-based nonprofit organization raises and trains world-class guide dogs for the visually impaired, and relies 100 percent on private donations. The annual Walkathon season is Southeasterns biggest fundraiser of the year. Interested walkers can sign up at www.guidedogswalkathon.org, and fundraisers can find helpful resources on the website. Government Leadership University welcomes citizens and studentsWant the inside scoop on how government really works? Hillsborough County residents can sign up for a series of action-packed opportunities during the 2014 Government Leadership University. The free series begins with an orientation at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, inside County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa. The GLU series is open to all Hillsborough County residents, including students grade nine and up (with parent and school approval). GLU covers a wide variety of county departments and functions over a series of 10 threehour sessions from 9 a.m. to noon each Tuesday through the month of May. Now in its ninth year, Hillsborough County Neighborhood Relations offers this annual program to strengthen communities by creating more informed residents and neighborhood leaders. Anyone interested in learning more about Hillsborough County government and the vast array of county departments is encouraged to attend GLU. Participants will experience a mock board meeting, hurricaneevacuation planning and enjoy visits to agencies such as Code Enforcement, Fire Rescue, Emergency Management and Public Utilities. Attendees for GLU are asked to sign up by Monday, March 17, and online registration is available at www.HillsboroughCounty.org/ GLU For more information on Government Leadership University, call Neighborhood Relations in the Office of Community Affairs at 813-307-3564 or visit www. HillsboroughCounty.org/ONR.Girls in a recent ESCAPE seminar.

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MARCH 13, 2014 11 St. Patricks Day SpecialCorned Beef & Cabbage Dinner $9.95Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (March 14-17)Friday Fish FryEvery Friday Super Size Fish and Chips $9.95Prime Rib Dinner SpecialEvery Saturday $15.95Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Vegetable THE SANDPIPER GRILLE OPEN TO THE PUBLICOverlooking the Sandpiper Golf Course and Garden Upscale Dining at Reasonable Prices & Bunkers Chefs Magic Pot$9.95Changes daily 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 Week of March 12 18Mar 12: VFW & LAVFW meeting at 7 pm Mar 13: Bar bingo at 6 pm Mar 14: Fish Fry 4:30-7 pm Music by Full Circle at 8 pm Cash drawing at 8 pmMar 15: Arts & Crafts Show 9am 2pm. Breakfast will be served at 8 am for $4. If you would like to reserve a table to sell your crafts, there is no charge; we are only asking for a donation for a Chinese auction. Please call 813-634-8740 or 813-6342315 to reserve a table.Mar 16: Games in lounge 2 pm Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30-10 pm Queen of hearts drawing at 7:30 pm Mar 17: Crew games and free hot dogs 6 pm Mar 18: Games in lounge 1-4 pm Bingo doors open at 3 pm BINGO begins at 6 pm Kitchen opens at 4:30 pm By %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netLike many thousands of others, Peter Swartz and his wife Janet came to visit Sun City Center in search of a retirement paradise. They almost immediately fell in love with the community, deciding to buy a home within two hours, but Peter also saw an opportunity among the palm trees and the manicured lawns. Peter Swartz is a radio man. And soon Peters retirement will be put on hold and WSCQ-FM radio should be broadcasting live from Sun City Center. We are ready to go on the air now, Swartz said. I could basically just push a couple of buttons. WSCQ is already licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as a Low Power FM station. The license was granted Feb. 6, and Community Radio of Sun City Center Inc. was born with the intention of serving Sun City Center and Kings Point, and some news from Were at WSCQ in Sun City Center! A longtime radio man and Sun City Center resident unretires for the third time to open a community radio station.the surrounding communities as well. Swartz is currently assigned 100.1 MHz on the dial, but that may change before the station goes on the air. Im basically a newcomer here, Swartz said. We bought the house two or so years ago. When we first came here, I was transitioning from running a station and retiring. Being in radio, I saw an opportunity for something that would be really neat. There is a lot going on here, and having a community station seemed like it would be perfect. He is now coming off his third retirement after first selling his Christian broadcasting station to a national radio chain in 2000. He expected to retire then, just as he expected to retire upon moving to Sun City Center. But radio seems to be in his blood, and he hopes to provide a useful and entertaining service for the community. I dont retire well, he said with a laugh. By 2002, he was operating four stations before retiring yet again. And now he is back in the game once more. In the 30-plus years Ive been in broadcasting, things have changed so much, Swartz said. The FCC does not allow just anyone to decide theyll open up and run a station. And today there are filing windows they occasionally open for licenses. The last window closed last November. There is no word as to when the next window may open. I know what I want to do but dont have it down completely yet, he continued. I knew Christian broadcasting, but this will be different, its a new venture for me. Radio is the same, but Im working on a listenable mix that is informative and entertainment, with nice music from the s to the s. WSCQ wont be a Christian station, but Swartz does hope to broadcast local church services on Sunday mornings. There was a time when nearly every broadcaster gave their air time over to churches on Sunday mornings, he said. Most dont do that anymore, but we will. Well also play some gospel music during those times. Swartz is visually impaired, describing himself as almost blind, but that hasnt slowed him down in the least. My idea is to find interesting people in the community to interview, he said. Ive been doing interviews for years. We can do it as though it is just two people having a conversation that also happens to be going out over the radio. People seem to enjoy it. Sun City Center offers him a near infinite potential for interesting people and stories. WSCQ is limited to a 100-foot antenna and 100 watts of power. The station will likely reach as far as Apollo Beach, into Riverview, Ruskin and Wimauma. Our main emphasis will be Sun City Center and Kings Point, Swartz said. Its a noncommercial station. We can do fundraising, much like PBS raises funds for their operations. But we cant do fullblown advertising. He does, however, hope to promote local businesses and clubs with interviews as a community service, no advertising involved. He is looking forward to doing remote broadcasts from the many community events. I want as many friendly neighbors as I can get, Swartz said. I want them to tell us about them, to put them on the air. He also hopes to attract young people, providing them with the benefit of the vast experience and knowledge of the retirees. Although electronically he could begin broadcasting right now, he is still looking for suitable studio space, his needs for which are minimal. There is no sense in me going on the air until I get into some kind of alignment with people in the community, he said. For the station to be what it needs to be, Ill need the support of the community. I want to be careful. I dont want to step on peoples toes, but I think this would be good for the community. I think once were out there, broadcasting and communicating, people will come around. He is also looking for some help, and Sun City Center could well be a very fertile ground for such a search. Although the station will be noncommercial, he is hoping to find some help in funding the operation. Thus far, Swartz has paid out of pocket for the equipment needed and for the Emergency Broadcast System. I would love to get some volunteer help, Swartz said. And also to get where people can make announcements and so on. I can take my computer and a little bag of stuff and I can broadcast from anywhere. Im looking at the end of the month, it could be mid-April, but I could have been on the air three weeks ago with no problem. This isnt my first radio station. Indeed it isnt. It is his seventh station. In Sun City Center, Peter and Janet Swartz found a home, both on a broad residential boulevard and in his heart, fulfilling his love for radio. So much for retirement hes at WSCQ in Sun City Center. For information, email Peter Swartz at WSCQFM@yahoo.com.PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER SWARTZPeter Swartz operating in a small studio. His station has already been licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.

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12 MARCH 13, 2014 1st Row: Jada Lester, Jenna McEneaney, Fre-Deja Hayes, Damaris Morales, Michelle Rodriguez, Susan Reynaga and Jaliza Olascoaga. 2nd Row: Chloe Dinard, Riley Sniezyk, Chiana Springs, Scarleth Jimenez, Noora Al-Qili, Megan McKeefer and Lindsay Grear. 3rd Row: Odalis Castillo, Jasmine Zamora, Monica Vigil, Keila Esteva, Stephanie Villanueva, Kiana-Jade Green, Lorianne Santiago, Aviana Johnson and Nicole Stokes. 4th Row: Coach Cooper, Briana Brown, Kya Matthews, Gabby Ruiz, Alexis Gomez, Zory Rosado, Mashayla Gallmon and Quiana Jean-Baptiste. 5th Row: Coach Taplin, Coach Miley, Sydney Hostelley, Sara Hostelley, Valorie Gutierrez, Tabitha Willis, Maribel Mendoza and Madeline Hornacek.Last Tuesday, East Bays Girls Flag Football team played its PreSeason Classic. For the Classic, each team is allotted two games. Host school Bloomingdale defeated Wharton 40-7 and Steinbrenner 15-0. East Bay faced Steinbrenner, which went up 13-0 in the first quarter with a long touchdown pass and an interception return for a touchdown two plays later. Then the Indians defense held while the offense had several 12play drives, but failed to score. Against Wharton, the first half was back and forth, with the Wildcats scoring first. The Indians took the lead with QB Madeline Hornacek throwing a touchdown to Regular Season ScheduleSat. March 15 at Matanzas Varsity 9 a.m. Sat. March 15 Flagler Palm Coast Varsity 10:30 p.m. Tue. March 18 at Armwood JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Thur. March 20 Newsome (D) JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Mon. March 24 at Spoto (D) JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Thur. March 27 at Durant (D) JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Mon. March 31 King JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Thur. April 3 Bloomingdale (D) JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Thur. April 10 Riverview (D) JV 6:30 p.m. Varsity 7:30 p.m. Thur. April 17 Lennard (D) Varsity 7 p.m. Thur. April 24 Strawberry Crest Varsity 7 p.m. Michelle Rodriguez and converting the extra point to Sydney Hostelley. The Wildcats scored again for a 12-7 lead at halftime. With 30 seconds left in the game Hornacek drove the team down the field and scored the winning touchdown with a 15-yard run. East Bay 13, Wharton 12. East Bay Watchby Michael CooperFlag Football season has arrived at East Bay High SchoolSign up for the Tour de SouthShoreOn Friday, March 28, the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural Tour de SouthShore. Reserve a seat on the bus for a fastpaced, fun-filled day ... something like a field trip for grownups. Meet at Kids R Kids at 8:15 a.m., and board the bus. Youll be chauffeured to eight different businesses, be fed breakfast, snacks and lunch and get a bunch of little goodies along the way. The cost to be a tourist is $25, but seats are limited, so reserve your spot today. To RSVP, call the Chamber at 813-645-1366 or 813-645-3808.Champion Self Storage to hold community yard saleChampion Self Storage in Ruskin will hold a huge community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. The fee to set up as a vendor is $20, and Champion Self Storage will donate the fees to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. More than 2,000 shoppers are expected to attend this event, so its a good opportunity to make extra money. Space is limited. Call organizers at 813-641-1777 to secure a spot in this mega-yard sale. Joe Williamson has opened Williamson Marine Surveyors LLC in Ruskin. Williamson enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1977, and worked as a machinery technician for the next 10 years, honing his skills in small-boat operation, marineengine repairs and hull repairs, as well as electrical repairs on some of the services finest rescue vessels. Following his service, Williamson became general manager of one of the largest storage and service yards on Ohios north coast. Being partners in a small brokerage business allowed him to experience both sides of buying and selling yachts. Williamson also became very familiar with marine surveyors, who found his knowledge of ABYC standards and SAMS Standards to be very highly regarded. In 1997, Williamson began marine surveying with one of the largest marine surveying companies in the U.S. He quickly became an accredited marine both with the SAMS organization and with ABYC. Over the years, Williamson has completed more than 4,500 marine surveys involving recreational and commercial vessels. This includes condition and value surveys, appraisals, damage claims, fire investigation, theft, mega-yacht inspection and mega-yacht construction, along with expert testimony in marine forensics. He is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club, Tampa Bay Mariners Club, American Society of Appraisers, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors and the American Boat Building Council. To contact Joe Williamson, email him at joewillsurvey@gmail.com, call him at 813-401-8215, or visit www.joewillsurvey.com.Williamson Marine Surveyors opens in RuskinTwice a year, the Supervisor of Elections Office sends staff into public high schools in Hillsborough County to give students a chance to register to vote and talk with them about the importance of doing so. Staff members also share some key information that not all students know: In Florida, students can preregister to vote beginning at age 16, and they will receive their voter registration card in the mail when they turn 18. High-school students are just coming into their own as thoughtful, passionate young adults, and I hope theyll see voting as both a right and a responsibility, said Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections. We need them to be active participants in our government. This year, in an effort to bring more attention to the importance of engaging in the democratic process, Super visor Latimer and Superintendent for Hillsborough County Schools MaryEllen Elia have announced several contests for students. Students are invited to participate in three contests: The three schools that register the highest percentage of voters during the registration drives conducted by the Supervisor of Elec-Supervisor of Elections and Hillsborough County Public Schools team up to engage youthtions Office will be presented with a plaque and publicly recognized. The best original artwork encouraging people to vote will be used in the Supervisor of Elections marketing efforts, which will include bag stuffers at Caspers Company McDonalds. Poster dimensions are nine inches high by six inches wide and templates are available from the Supervisor of Elections Office. McDonalds is partnering on this project by under writing a portion of the printing cost for the bag stuffers. In addition, to recognize their efforts, McDonalds restaurants will donate a free item coupon to students who submit an entry, and the contest winners will receive a complimentary Dinner for Four certificate. Open to middleand high-school students. The best original 30-second videos encouraging people to vote will be shared on the Supervisor of Elections website, posted on Facebook and twitter, and offered to public service directors at local TV news stations. Acceptable formats include .mov, .mpeg4, .avi, .wmv and.flv and may be submitted via email or on a DVD or flash drive. Open to middleand high-school students. Poster and video submissions are due Friday, March 28, and winners will be announced in May. Submissions and questions about the contests go to Gerri Kramer, Hillsbor ough County Supervisor of Elections Office, 600 E. Kennedy Blvd., 16th floor, Tampa, FL 33602 or gkramer@hcsoe.org and 813-367-8827. Physician artist exhibits at ArtspaceA new exhibition entitled Neon Neurons opens at Artspace Studio & Gallery on Anna Maria Island. The public is invited to an artists reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, to meet the artist, Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos. Also known as Zeno, Sanchez-Ramos started his early career as a wandering portrait artist and designer, but evolved over the years to become a neuroscientistphysician. He is the medical director for the Parkinson Research Foundation and professor of neurology at USF-Tampa. Zeno uses images from research in neurobiology to inspire new designs and artworks. Neon Neurons was inspired by photomicrographs of neurons in his laboratory. Intrigued by the fractal nature of neurons, he began to draw simple neurons using a 3D fractal drawing program. The images show the structure of developing neurons, from their stemcell origins to their beautiful fractal branching structures. Zeno will give a short talk about his research and design processes during the reception. Join artists, friends and neighbors for champagne, snacks, community painting and live music. And enjoy another Artspace Community Challenge! Be sure to cast your vote for the Peoples Choice Award for the Artspace Challenge. Neuronal Face by Zeno.

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MARCH 13, 2014 15 ATTENTION BAB Y BOOMERS A ND RETIREES70 million + (10,000 a day) are getting ready to retire! Are you ready?To learn more about Social Security and how it can play an important role in your retirement income planning, please join us:YOU WILL LEARN THE FOLLOWING:WILLSOCIALSECURITYSTILLBETHEREFORMEINTHEFUTURE? CANIWORKANDSTILLRECEIVEBENEFITS? HOWDOIDECIDEWHENTOCOLLECT? HOWCANIUTILIZESPOUSALBENEFITS? DOYOUHAVEARETIREMENTINCOMESTRATEGYINPLACE? HOWDELAYINGYOURBENEFITSCOULDMEANUPTO MOREMONEYINYOURPOCKETSTRATEGIESTOHELPMAXIMIZEBENEFITSRSVP TO LILLIAN: 813-633-7333DA TE: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 TI ME: 5:30 PM PLACE: PAYANT FINANCIAL PLAZA Cocktail reception to follow 1653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, Florida 33573 SPEAKER: Tom Payant, C.E.O. Payant Financial Services, Inc. Do you suffer from unexplained pain, insomnia, fatigue, arthritis, carpal tunnel, chronic pain, bromyalgia, headache, incontinence, migraines, low back pain, sciatica, IBS, shoulder pain, vertigo?For information on how you can get relief, call today!MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTEDSun City Center Integrative Medicine(813) 331-3940 END CHRONIC PAIN ACUPUNCTURE Brandon Foundation will host its signature Charity Golf Classic on Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15, at River Hills Country Club, Valrico. Proceeds from the event, presented by Brandon Hyundai, will benefit local charities. The festivities will begin with the Luau on the Green Charity Golf Classic party from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at River Hills Country Club. Tickets for the party are still available. Guests will enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment. Music and complimentary food and drinks will be provided by various local restaurants. Guests will have a chance to mix and Brandon Foundation tees off to aid local charities by hosting Brandon Hyundai Charity Golf Classic; features luau party & golf celebritiesmingle with celebrity guests playing in the golf tournament on Saturday. Special items will also be auctioned and raffled off, with all proceeds going to local charities. Luau-themed attire is encouraged. The golf tournament will tee off the morning of Saturday, March 15, on the 18-hole course at River Hills Country Club. Player opportunities are still available. Some of the golf celebrities scheduled to appear include: Re/Max World Long Drive Finalist and Trick Shot Entertainer who plays on the LPGA Tour contestant and 2009 U.S. Womens Open amateur competitor golfer to qualify last year for the U.S. Women Amateur at 10 years old; she is enrolled at IMG Academy in Bradenton River Hills Country Club is at 3943 New River Hills Parkway., Valrico. For details, visit www.BrandonFoundation.info.Welcome Home, Vietnam Vet ceremony is March 29At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, the Veterans Memorial Park and Museum Committee Inc., along with the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County Inc., will conduct the annual Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans Day cer emony at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. Highway 301 N., Tampa. This annual event is to honor all the veterans who served in Vietnam, including a special remembrance for those who did not make it back. The Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 11 Color Guard will present Colors, and the National Anthem will be sung by Hillsborough County firefighter and retired U.S. Marine Thurnell (Chip) Shields. The invocation and benediction will be offered by ordained minister Linda Pugsley, former U.S. Air Force nurse and Vietnam veteran. J. Scott, former deputy director of Special Operations Commands Special Operations; and Dr. Richard M.Swier, Ed.D., LTC, retired from the U.S. Army. Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 11 will conduct the POW/MIA Missing Man ceremony and Medal of Honor Remembrance, followed by a rifle salute and TAPS by the Riverview detachment of the Marine Corps League. Following the ceremony, the Suncoast Vietnam Veterans chapter will conduct a reenactment of the Last Patrol in the closing days of the Vietnam War. It is a powerful performance, presented as a living history with patrol memThis event is open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend to show support for Americas service members. The James A. Haley VA Hospital mobile bus will be on site for the program. Veterans and families need to know that assistance is at hand in the community. All Veterans will be directed to sign in at the bus, as this support counts for the on-site visit and influences whether the VA bus will return for future events. Refreshments will be provided by the Women and Mens auxiliaries of the VFW Post 8108, Riverview, at the main pavilion next to the museum building. For more information, contact Walt Raysick, immediate past president of the Hillsborough County Veterans Council, at 813-653-4924 or email him at wraysick@vertzon.net.

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16 MARCH 13, 2014 WWW. BRATESALUMINUM. COM 649 1599 Serving This Community for 28 years REBATE on every door REBATE on every window NO MINIMUM NO MAXIMUM Hurry! Offer Ends April 28 th 2014 to Erase Unwanted VeinsIt Is Easier Than You Think! 813-634-9260 4020 State Road 674 Suite 2 Sun City Center www.ErasersInc.comNot included with other offers Expires March 31, 2014Botox $11 per unitXeomin $10 per unitJuvederm Voluma $799 (New Cheek Filler)Radiesse 1.5 cc $625 buy 2 for $525 ea (at same visit)Sclerotherapy $175 (10 min session) ATTENTION Contractors:Check out our selection of tools & supplieswww.TampaCrossties.com Need Landscaping Advice? Speak with one of our Professionals! Concrete Accessories of the price of Bulk Mulch & Rock 813-641-0090 Precast Concrete Stepswww.centurygrp.com/Products/Concrete-Steps RED MULCH 5 BAGS FOR $10 Lifelike Durable AffordableSyn-TurfExpires 3/22/14 Camp Bayou Spring Open House helps visitors find the wildFrom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, Ruskins Camp Bayou will hold its free, family-friendly Spring Open House. The theme, Finding Wild, encourages visitors to find the wild in their community. The activities on the schedule are plentiful: table to learn about frogs and toads maybe win a prize in the process. Open House rate of just $10/canoe for a one-hour paddle starting at 9:30 a.m.; last canoe rental at 11:30 a.m. half hour starting at 10 a.m. unteer about the plants and the butterflies that visit. memorates 100 years since the passing of the last Passenger Pigeon, as well as the last Carolina Parakeet. for 30 days. who helped restore them. World Book Night, which will provide a free book by Michael Pollan to a limited number of participants. also be offering nature-based activities. pork, wild rice and beans, salad with wild herb dressing and a beverage, for $7 a person, or 2 for $10 (credit cards will be accepted this year, and cash, with Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of State Road 674 at the end of 24th Street call 813-641-8545. Tampa Bay Aquarium Society has moved to Riverview location Riverview Civic Center (from the previous location in downtown Tampa prising fish keepers and hobbyists who promote the hobby, education and The group meets every second Monday of the month at 7:15 p.m. in the talk on some aspect of maintaining, breeding or caring for fish. The speakers include members from the Tampa Bay community as well as speakers The group welcomes children accompanied by an adult, as well as young nity, and surrounding communities, to join them at an upcoming meeting. com for more information.RE/MAX South Shore Realty Agents recognized at awards banquet Ann Marie Vaughan Realty recognized its top agents at its annual awards Pizza in Riverview. Club Pichette-Fieo, Mark Sum100% Club This well-respected group worked diligently to reach stones. tion by the local franchise, gion Top 25 Producers for 2013.

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MARCH 13, 2014 17 Meal preparation All transportation Incontinence care Alzheimers care Light housekeeping Companionship Laundry Personal care Respite Care 2 Hour limit We handle claims for most long-term care insurance NO CONTRACTIN-HOME CARE14 years strong in Sun City CenterFREE ASSESSMENT PERSONALIZED CARECNAs, LPNs and Caregivers available to assist with ANY need. Medication set by a nurse Background checks CHECK OUT OUR LOW RATES Annettes Beauty SalonStop by and see Tara for your Nails & Skin CareMarch Special FREE Manicure with PedicureFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)Golf Cart Accessible Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.634-5422Miriam AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS FACIALS All American products The Lords Lighthouse gives thanksBy %  MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.netThe Lords Lighthouse, a Ruskin ministry committed to providing spiritual nourishment, educational empowerment and compassionate assistance to the less fortunate, gave thanks to those who have helped them in fulfilling that mission. The mission provides food, clothing, translation services, advocacy, application assistance for various programs, crisis intervention, spiritual counseling and emergency assistance to those in need. Without the help of others, we could not do our mission, said Pastor William Cruz, who, with his wife, Dora, founded the Lords Lighthouse. These organizations represent those in the community who have been the backbone of helping us do that, of serving this community. Representatives from four of eight of the organizations attended a luncheon given in their honor two weeks ago. Pictured are Pastor Mark Canfield of Pinellas Community Church, Gary Kaukonen of Keller Williams Realty, Edward Brown of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Pastor William Cruz, and Kitty and MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO From left, Pastor Mark Canfield of Pinellas Community Church; Gary Kaukonen of Keller Williams Realty; Edward Brown of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church; Pastor William Cruz; and Kitty and Charles Talcott of Talcott Family Foundation. Charles Talcott of Talcott Family Foundation. Organizations not pictured are the Sun City Center Funeral Home, the Jeko Family Trust, the Law Office of Ricky Martinez, and David Gauthier of Sun City Accounting. This is in sincere appreciation for your exemplary support of the work of the Lords Lighthouse, Cruz said. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for being so kind. For more information about the Lords Lighthouse, visit www. lordslighthouse.org or call (813) 641-7100. The ministry is located at 815 E. College Ave. in Ruskin. Deadline ReminderNews Releases .................Thursdays at 4 p.m. Display ads .......................Fridays at 11 a.m. Classified ads ......................Fridays at 4 p.m.Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 or visit www.ObserverNews.net See pages 29-31 for classifed ads, and pages 32-33 for

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18 MARCH 13, 2014 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. Knee Pain Relief Whether your discomfort stems from arthritis, age or sports injuries, learn about the causes of knee pain and the many treatments available at our BayCare hospitals. Gain awareness of issues ranging from sprains and strains to total knee replacement.Dr. Scott Goldsmith and Dr. Edward Becker will present an interactive session, which will include light refreshments. ese physicians are aliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital. think dams are alike and differ only in size, you are mistaken. The Bonneville Dam visitor centers educational displays describing the dams features are extensive, but there is something special here, a complex system of fish ladders for salmon and other species moving up and down the river. A viewing area with large underwater windows gives visitors the opportunity to actually see fish migrating, and its all free. Continuing our way east, we are blessed with a tantalizing glimpse of the snow-covered 11,235-foot Mount Hood. Then the clouds descended. It was to be our only view of this majestic mountain during our three days in the Hood River area. Americans first became aware of the extent and majesty of the Columbia River through the Lewis & Clark expedition (1804-1805). The expeditions purpose was to discover a water route to the Pacific Ocean or, to quote President Thomas Jefferson, to discover the most direct and practicable water communication across the continent for the purposes of commerce. Arriving in Hood River, we checked into the small, elegant Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa situated on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River. It was built in 1921 atop a 208-foot waterfall named Wah Gwin Gwin (Native American, meaning rushing waters). The waterfall was described in the Lewis & Clark journal. The Columbia Gorge Hotel has undergone many changes over the years, but one thing has never changed: the sweeping views of the majestic Columbia River and the mountains of Washington, visible from many of its 39 rooms and suites. It has been a favorite of movie stars since the days of silent movies.The Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa Attractive approach to Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa. An aerial shot of Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa looking west. Columbia River and Washington shoreline on right.X X Hollywood heartthrobs such as Rudolph Valentino, for whom the lounge was named, and Clara Bow were frequent guests. Then there was Shirley Temple, Burt Reynolds, Olivia Newton-John, Anthony Quinn, Tom Cruise and many other notables, including Presidents Taft, Coolidge and Roosevelt (Teddy). On our arrival, we were greeted by Paul Robinson, general manager and head chef, an unusual combination. Paul quickly displayed his abilities in both areas during our stay, but no more so than when we dined in the hotels signature restaurant, Simons Cliff House. For dinner he prepared halibut stuffed with Dungeness crab over a bed of curried raisin rice and

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Expires 3/31/14 See the U.S.A.X zucchini flowers stuffed with cheese, fried tempura style. The hotels restaurant prides itself in serving only the freshest of local foods and the best of the local wines. It was immediately obvious that this very professional restaurant staff did not go to that school where servers are taught to ask how everything is just as you put a forkful of food in your mouth. Adding to the overall ambiance and dining experience was the ever-present view of the Columbia River Paul Robinson has lived onsite for the past four years as a handson manager overseeing daily operations. He is largely responsible for bringing new life back to a classy old lady. This is a low-key hotel. Guests have an opportunity to recharge their batteries. Its all about the views and atmosphere. There are no golf courses, riding stables or large exercise facilities. There is a spa on premises. Walking the beautifully landscaped grounds, enjoying the scenery, having an afternoon cocktail on the outdoor patio and enjoying the excellent food are what a stay at the Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa is all about. Weekends, there is music in the lounge. The hotel is a magnet for weddings, and things can get lively during those times. However, if you want activity, downtown Hood River is close by. Its a city of young people with coffee and art shops, restaurants and outdoor outfitters. Trips can be booked for windsurfing, kite boarding, Hobie Cats and kayaks, Mount Hood railway tours, Mount Hood air tours from the local airport, where there is also an impressive air museum. Skiing and snowboarding are available year-round on Mount Hood. The abundance and variety of game fish in local waters make this an anglers paradise. When you visit the Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa, be sure to ask for Paul and have him show you the photo of the hotels ghost captured on film in the background during a wedding rehearsal. I have a copy, but it wont reproduce well in the paper. The photo is amazing. This was the last stop on our 2013 USA road tour. It was 3,200 miles back home to West Palm Beach by the shortest route. Leaving the Land of Waterfalls, we traveled east and were soon driving through Oregons high desert. It is truly an amazing and diverse state when you can go from rain forest to waterfalls to high desert in about an hour. An Oregon law, strange to outsiders, prohibits drivers from pumping their own gas. It must be done by an attendant, who might even offer to clean your windshield. I believe the only other state that has this law is New Jersey. Oregon also has no sales tax, making many purchases a relative bargain. A quick glance at the cars odometer when we pulled into our driveway showed we had covered almost 10,000 miles in two months. Eliminating major city traffic from the equation, most driving was done on almost traffic-free set-the-cruise-controland-forget-it highways. The sights and experiences were wonderful, and we took almost 3,000 photos. Isnt digital wonderful? The USA is a large, diverse and beautiful country. If you have been putting off your trip for someday, picture a billboard we passed on I-80 somewhere in the middle of Nebraska that said, in bold letters, SOMEDAY IS TODAY. I didnt get a chance to read the words below the headline but dont think it was a religiously based message. It got me thinking. Our trips have taken us to many foreign countries and most recently around the USA. Many people we know well past the retirement age say to us, Someday Id like to do what you are doing. Our reply is exactly what the billboard said but with the added thought, If not now, when? Wah Gwin Gwin waterfall in back of Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa. Its sighting was reported in the Lewis & Clark journal. JEANNE OCONNOR PHOTOS

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Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Find toys that your cat can play with alone to keep him entertained while you are not toys fun to interact with. (Your local company for 30 years) Fax: 645-6964813-645-3370FREE ESTIMATESReplacement Window SpecialistVinyl or Aluminum Windows and Hurricane Impact Windows Over 1979 Sunday was the day we move those clocks forward an hour to take advantage of all the wonderful sunshine coming our way. Gone are the sweaters and boots, scarves and hats. The weather has warmed up, and the sunlight is revealing that we have survived another winter. (We survived it a lot easier than our fellow Americans up north!) Im seeing golf carts with the sides up and more folks dining al fresco. Neighbors are out walking and biking and stopping to chat with friends. The grill is out more often, and I can smell the aroma of steaks over the charcoal. Natures natural circadian rhythms urge us to replant in the garden, clean out the garage and redecorate. Its also time to file the taxes, check our investments, make doctors appointments and all the other chores and maintenance of everyday life. Its an exciting and rejuvenating time, but also a little overwhelming. In other words, its the perfect time for our Splash Into Spring Trade Show! On Thursday, April 3, scores of vendors will converge at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Boulevard to show off their products and services. In one visit to one location, you can check out banks, home remodelers, air purifiers, new cars, computer repairers, the cable company, home-health services and much, much more! Even if you dont have any major projects planned or any pressing needs, youll want to come and see what is new and different. Its always good to get fresh ideas. Maybe its time to plan that cruise or trade up on a new golf cart. Or you could be ready to volunteer with the Security Patrol or the American Cancer Society and youd like some more information. Lots of our nonprofits will be there, eager to talk to you about how you can help rescue critters or donate blood. If you missed our recent appraisal fair, you can bring your antiques and well tell you what theyre worth! ($5 per item.) There will be food for sale by our local civic groups, and plenty of door prizes. Youll also have a chance to see neighbors you havent seen since before the holidays. The doors open at 8 a.m. So if youre looking for a new eye doctor, well have one there. Need a new garage door or adding a sunroom? Yep, we got em! Want your blood pressure checked? We even have the Emergency Squad there. So dont miss it! If youve got spring fever, weve got the perfect cure! And the best part? Its FREE!By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and businessThe perfect cure for spring fever MMens Chorus + Womens Chorus = TT wice as niceLast year, in celebration of the golden anniversary of the Sun City Center Womens Chorus, the SCC Mens Chorus was invited to be their special guests. Such a grand time was had by chorus and audience members alike that a redo was discussed to celebrate the 2014 golden anniversary of the Mens Chorus. During a planning session with presidents of both groups, the directors presented their music selections. Both had chosen Broadway along with Americana as a concert theme: Both were more than willing to work together on a dynamite concert. So what can happen when leaders from both choruses put their heads together to form a plan? Its nearly a case of anything goes. The room was electrified as one idea blossomed from another. Quickly it became apparent that Broadway should be afforded more than one concert. If once is nice, why not twice the nice with two concerts? You can watch rehearsal snippets of both groups on the Womens Chorus Facebook page. (Type SCC Womens Chorus into your search box.) So mark your calendars for this historic, first-of-its-kind dual concert. The Womens Chorus, with the Mens Chorus as special guests, will present the concert Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m. The Mens Chorus, with the Womens Chorus as special guests, will present their concert Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m. Both concerts will be held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Both concerts are free and all are welcome. For more information, call Chris OHara at 813-634-4341 or Bob Garrod at 813-634-4110.

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22 MARCH 13, 2014 FREE estimates on Hunter Douglas window fashions.If youre looking for quality, style and value, youll find it all at our Hunter Douglas Gallery, where you can see, touch, and operate all Hunter Douglas products.Need New Window Coverings? Hunter Douglas Inc. and TM are trademark of Hunter Douglas Inc.41336 DOVE INTERIORS FLOORING & WINDOW TREATMENTS813-645-8660 Your Flooring & Window Treatment Experts 22 Years Strong! Robert Edelman, M.D. ~ Eric Berman, M.D. Anita Shane, M.D. ~ Jeffrey Davis, M.D. 813-633-3065 1515 Sun City Center Plaza YourEyeDoctors.com Comprehensive Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Glaucoma Management Laser Surgery Macular Degeneration Cornea Diabetic Eye Car e Neuro-Ophthalmology Trustedby & Patients Alike. PhysiciansOur ophthalmologists are board-certied and fellowship-trained to provide specialized care for your eyes. Medicare & most insurance accepted. When surveyed, 97.5% of patients stated they would recommend us to a friend! Sun City Dental CenterThe fee advertised is the minimum fee charged. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free service, examination or treatment. Senior Citizen discount does not apply.*Actual Fee May Vary Depending Upon Degree of Complexity in a Given Case** Time to process denture cases may change due to complexity / type of case Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A.(813) 633-2636General Dentist727 Cortaro Drive(Two doors down from AAA) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed for Lunch 1-2 p.m. Thomas A. DeVol, D.D.S., P.A. Practicing Dentistry for 26 years Chuck Fredericks, Lab Technician, 41 years experienceIn-House Denture Lab Choices Made in Just One Week**New Patients and Emergencies Are Always WelcomeMost Major Insurance Plans AcceptedFREEDENTURE CONSULTATION OR 2nd OPINIONwith patient bringing current x-ray. Limit one per patient. FULL MOUTH SERIES OFX-RAYS & EXAMfor $95and receive a $100 credit toward your acount for future treatment. 0210 0150 By%  JONIE MASCHEKMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Assoc.Florida weather is the greatest of all the states, and our fishing is the best! If you visit our rivers, lakes, bays or the Gulf of Mexico, you will have one of the best vacations in the world. Cobia, redfish and flounder were all caught last week. Tarpon are jumping in our waterways, and what a sight to see as they gracefully glide in the air, with their silvery bodies glowing in the moonlight. It is amazing that a fish of that size can jump so high in the air. This game fish has no food value and is revered as a trophy fish. It may take hours to boat a tarpon, but it is best to release them. Have patience and slowly help him back into the water. Of course, snap a photo to brag about your catch, or to give to a taxidermist for your trophy. You must have a $50 tarpon tag on your license to make the catch or to have one on your boat. It is against the law to spear or snag this fish. Mullet are a hot topic this week. A cast net is important in catching this fish. Most all bait shops sell these nets, and will show you how to make a complete circle over the school of mullet before you pull the string on your net. If you throw your net right and correctly read the water where the school is, you will have enough fish for dinner with one cast of the net. There are anglers who have mastered the art of catching this fish with a hook and line. This is the only fish that has a gizzard and is a vegetarian. There is an old fish tale about several anglers from Ruskin who were arrested for having too many mullet in their boat. Their trial in Tampa made world headlines Fish Tales:McNugget of a mullet story because they proved to the jury that a mullet is not a fish but a chicken because it has a gizzard. It is the time of year that if you drop a line you will get some kind of fish everytime. Black drum are schooling in large numbers in local rivers and canals. This fish does not excite most anglers because the meat is often full of worms, and some consider it a trash fish. But there are those who are having a ball catching these fish. With an average weight of nine pounds, some of these fish weigh up to 20 pounds. The largest on record weighed in at 115 pounds and was caught in Tampa Bay by a tourist from Illinois. Florida pompano are out in our waterways, just waiting for you to cast them a live shrimp. The average size is two pounds. They are considered excellent table fare. Some lucky anglers last week saw many dolphins at play alongside their boats. A dolphin is said to be the most beautiful of all game fish. Its gorgeous coloring is like a rainbow. They are also known as the fastest swimming fish. Redfish are out there in schools, but catches were few last week. As one angler related: There are plenty out there, but they seem to be playing hide and seek with us. Be thankful for our local waterways, the seabreeze that you are feeling and the beauty of our sunsets. Always watch the weather and fish together.FISHISH TA ALESES SSouthSShore Regional LibraryAAdult program/event highlightsAndroid Open Lab Thursday, March 13, 12:30 p.m. Bring in your Android along with your questions or problems, and well do our best to help! Film: Screening & Discussion Friday, March 14, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Womens History Month at the Library with this screening of the film Feminist: Stories from Womens Liberation: 1963-1970, a documentary that tells the story of the womens liberation movement, explores the details of the feminist revolution and debates the controversy surrounding these events. Kindle Open Lab Saturday, March 15, 4 p.m. Bring in your Kindle or Kindle Fire along with your questions, and well do our best to help! Adult/Teen Printing Without a Press Monday, March 17, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor, Tim Gibbons, and explore some techniques of print-making. Tim will demonstrate some of the basics of printmaking, and students will create their own designs and print them. Limit 22. Registration required at either the Information Desk or by calling 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by the Friends of SouthShore Regional Library. Internet: Safety & Security Tuesday, March 18, 12:30 p.m. Connect with fellow writers to inspire and encourage, and to exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. All levels of writers are welcome. Internet: Introduction and Google Tuesday, March 11, 12:15 p.m. Learn how to surf the Internet while avoiding common scams and pitfalls that can compromise your security. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on the personal computer, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. Limit: 20. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Wednesday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Limit: 20. Elder Law Seminar Wednesday, March 19, 2 p.m. This program will provide information and education regarding legal issues for seniors, including planning for incapacities and long-term care, with emphasis on public benefits. Medicaid, Medicare and V.A programs will be discussed. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, March 19, 6 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Bring a project to work on. Beginners and questions are welcome. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, mah-jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own mah-jongg card. Limited to 32 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652.

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PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOBob Abruzzese, left, president of the Summerfield Board of Directors in Riverview, and treasurer Ron Midkiff talk about the new workout facilities to open for the developments 7,000 residents March 17 and future plans for a separate building that will house more amenities. MARCH 13, 2014 23 Joe Lang, CFP Glenn Krcmaric, OSJ Robyn Payant, President Tom Payant, C.E.O., Lillian Brassil, Office Manager Heidi Oelgart, Marketing Assistant Peter Farina, CFA Regi stered Investment AdvisorThomas A. Payant, Glenn Krcmaric, Joseph Lang, and Peter Farina offer securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC and investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.WHO IS THE TEAM BUILDING YOUR RETIREMENT STRATEGY? Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 www.payantfinancial.com Serving South Shore for 30 years St. Patty's Day Sweetheart Dinner $20.00 Paid Resevations RequiredMenuClam Chowder, House Salad and Dinner Roll, Baked Potato, Prime Rib and Lobster Tail Tickets available at the VFW Ruskin Limited Seating Available Public Invited!!! Call 645-2935 PLAY $$ CASH GRAB!! VFW Post 6287 5120US HWY 41 People have more room to move around. In the cardio room, however, equipment was added so that now there are four treadmills, three elliptical machines and four stationary bikes, said Midkiff. Both the mens and womens restrooms have also been completely redone, from new pipes, stalls and toilets to decorative mirrors, sinks, counters and flooring. Hanging lamps and comfortable chairs add a final touch to the WiFi room. As for the clubhouses exterior, that was repainted four years ago and did not need any work, Abruzzese said. When the remodeled facility reopens for use March 17, clubhouse hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. There will be Grand Opening festivities at the clubhouse for residents on Saturday, March 22, from noon to 3 p.m. Summerfield was the first of the many developments built along the U.S. 301 corridor from Sun City Center north to Bloomingdale Avenue. First built in 1984 on what was then cattle land, Summerfield has become the busiest development because of its location at the intersection of Big Bend Road and U.S. 301. In the last 10 years, two elementary schools and four plazas have also been built within and adjacent to its borders.Summerfield clubhouse renovationsX Quiet morning fog ShHAyn YNA CoonOONInN, LoOW TIDeE PhotoHOTOGrRAphyPHYA morning fog was captured by photographer Shayna Coonin recently as she strolled along the waters edge at Lands End Marina in Apollo Beach. While taking photos, she also saw a spotted eagle ray, gliding through the still water. www.lowtidephotography.com Ruskin Family Drive-InSchedule for Friday, March 14 Thursday, March 20 Box Office opens at 7 p.m. Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 p.m. all other days 8:00 pm Mr. Peabody & Sherman 9:40 pm Son of God READER SUBMISSIONS Riverviews scrawling snail caught in the actThe mystery writer is back! Last month, around Valentines Day, Ralph Wozniak discovered a heart-shaped trail on his porch, left by a slimy visitor. Last week he was greeted by the universal symbol of affection (an X for a kiss, of course) in the same location where the heart had been. This time, the secret admirer was caught in the act, and Ralph was able to snap a photo of the graffiti artist. The heart, below, was featured in the February 20 edition of The Observer News and The Current. We cant wait to see what April brings! NOW PLAYING

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H LES-INNE MARCH 13, 2014 25 %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  %  Golf courses in the Southshore area report the following holes-in-one for the past six months: Biologists rescue panther kitten in Collier CountyA team of panther biologists rescued an approximately week-old Florida panther kitten at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Collier County in mid-January. Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida discovered the kitten while conducting research. The 1-pound male kitten had a danger ously low body temperature and was nonresponsive. We want to give any panther kitten the best opportunity to survive in the wild, said commission veterinarian Dr. Mark Cunningham. But clearly this kitten was in poor condition and almost certainly would have died without intervention. Biologists transported the kitten to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in Naples, where veterinar ians and staff performed life-saving measures. Although his condition improved quickly, he still required 24-hour care. Once the kitten was strong enough to travel, biologists transported him to Tampas Lowry Park Zoo. The young male is the fourth kitten and eighth panther to receive rehabilitation at the zoo. Because this kitten was so young at the time of rescue, he will not learn survival skills from his mother and, therefore, cannot be released into the wild. Although he will not return to the wild population, this panther will help to raise awareness and aid with potential research efforts. Initially the kitten will not be on public display, but, once old enough, he will be transported to the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, where park visitors may observe him. This kitten exemplifies how joint efforts of the FWC, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and our partners are helping recover imperiled species in Florida, said Kevin Godsea, manager of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge for the USFWS. We are certainly pulling for him and hope he leads a long, healthy life. The rehabilitation of this kitten would not be possible without the help of the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida, Tampas Lowry Park Zoo and the Department of Environmental Protections Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Florida residents can support conservation efforts like the rescue of this kitten by purchasing a Protect the Panther license plate at BuyaPlate.com. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWCs research and management of Florida panthers. For more information on Florida panthers, visit www.floridapanther net.org. FILE PHOTO Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 1205 1st St. S.W.Ruskin Eagles Aerie 4351 hosts meetings on Thursdays: Aerie at 7 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month; Auxiliary at 6 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th; Eagle Riders at 6 p.m. on the 3rd.Upcoming EventsFriday 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, March 15 5 p.m. St. Patricks Day Dinner: Corned beef and cabbage. 6:30 p.m. Music by Calvin O. Sunday $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 813645-2922. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Ruskin 33573 Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedeBooks & eReaders: An Introduction Friday, March 14 at 3 p.m. For adults. Have a new eReader or interested in getting one? Learn which devices can download the librarys free eBooks and how to load eBooks onto various types of eReaders. Discover the librarys large selection of eBooks in various formats! Limit: 12. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Windows 8: Introduction Tuesday, March 18 at 3 p.m. For adults. Learn the layout, switching from tiles to desktop, and how to get the Start button back. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Limit: 18. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program. Computer Tutor Wednesday, March 19 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 prior to the start of the program. Be sure to search our classified section starting on page 29 Have something to announce yourself? Call Beverly 813-645-3111

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26 MARCH 13, 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 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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Knowledge is the antidote to fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson Dennis Patrick DonahueDennis Patrick Donahue died unexpectedly in his sleep on Wednesday, February 26, of a massive heart attack. Mr. Donahue, born in Providence, R.I., on June 7, 1950, retired as a patrolman from the Warwick, R.I., Police Department in 1989 following a stroke, and had been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Dennis loved his family very much. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Jean Donahue; son Sean Patrick Donahue and his wife, Brittany; and his father, Henry Joseph Donahue. He is also survived by stepchildren Donald Edward Ford, Carvel Douglas Perkins, Michelle Perkins Schiefelbein, and 10 grandchildren. He and Rosalie had lived in Sun City Center since 1996, and were members of the Trinity Baptist Church. A memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13, at Trinity Baptist Church, 702 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. Virginia Gigi KonefalVirginia Gigi Konefal, 92, went to join the angels in heaven on March 3, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband Pal Konefal. She is survived by her four children: Ginger (Dave) Reagor, Carolyn Konefal, Robert (Valerie) Konefal and Janet (Wolfgang) Meub. Gigi is also survived by six cherished grandchildren; five beloved great-grandchildren; and brother Anthony Bud (Helen) Broskie. Aside from her family, her passions were painting, golf and playing the organ. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18, at the Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive, Sun City Center. Donations in her memory may be made to the Sun City Center Lions Club, P.O. Box 5684, Sun City Center, FL 33571. Vernon C. OttoOn March 6, 2014, Vernon C. Otto, 59, of Ruskin, joined his Lord Jesus Christ, father Vernon F. Otto, son Vernon J. Otto, and niece Victoria Barnette in Heaven. His love for others, his stories and his smile will be missed by his mother Sarah Platt Otto; sister Lois Otto Barnette; daughter Jennifer Otto; nieces Sonja Barnette Krout, Camryn Krout and Bella Barnette; nephews Tony, Ty, Trevor and Dillon Barnette; relatives and friends. Donations in his memory may be contributed to the Hope Childrens Home in Tampa. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home.Annie Beatrice Myrick Washam Sessoms RussellAnnie Beatrice Myrick Washam Sessoms Russell was born February 27, 1927, in Ft. Mill, S.C. This beloved wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother passed away peacefully March 9, 2014. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your local hospice. Services will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at Zipperers Funeral Home.Agnes (Sissy) WitsellAgnes (Sissy) Witsell (ne Fanelli), 79, daughter of the late Rose and John Fanelli, went home to heaven to be with the Lord Jesus on February 26, 2014. Sis was predeceased by her brother John, her sisters Angel (Carmella) Oreo and Mary Ann Parkinson, and her granddaughter Hope Witsell. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sister Janet Doto and brother Michael (Lois) Fanelli. She also leaves daughters Roseann McCaffrey and Fran (Bob) Shaw; son Cholly (Donna) Witsell; granddaughter Michelle Shaw; grandsons Bradley Shaw, Wesley Shaw and Matthew McCaffrey; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and in-laws. Sis was a devoted and sacrificing mother, relative and friend with the hugest heart. She loved her family, dabbling in art in many forms, fishing, shopping and a little gambling. Her unique and warm humor and heartfelt laugh will be sorely missed. Her family in Pennsylvania had a Catholic Mass said in her honor at Saint Gabriels Catholic Church in Norwood, Pa., on Sunday, March 9. Her family in Florida will also have a Catholic Mass said in her honor at Saint Anne Catholic Church in Ruskin, Fla., on Saturday, March 15. A Celebration of Sis Life service will be held at the clubhouse of Caribbean Isles Mobile Home Park, 405 Elsberry Road, Apollo Beach, on Sunday, March 16, at 1 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Warriors for Hope Outreach Ministry at www. gofundme.com/WFHdonation. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home. In MemoriamLillian Bonnie ButlerMarch 1917 to August 2009Mom, we love you. Sheila, Sandy and Danny Lee Alys CunninghamMom, we miss you, Craig and Amy Grandma, we miss you, Sierra and Zachary Dear Lee, Youve been gone one year and our lives will never be the same. I miss your encouraging words, your hearty laugh, and I Love Yous PhilUnitys annual womens retreat is March 22Unity SouthShore (formerly Unity Community of Joy) will hold its annual womens retreat from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the DaySpring Episcopal Retreat Center in Ellenton. All women, regardless of religious affiliation, are invited to attend. This event is an opportunity to engage in contemplative activities, explore your spiritual gifts and be inspired to express more of your divine potential in the world. Youll leave feeling a deeper connection with your inner spirit and with a few new friends as well. The cost is $50, including lunch. For more information, call 813481-9060.Astronomy lecture series at Prince of PeacePrince of Peace Catholic Church will hold a four-week Astronomy lecture series every Thursday, starting March 13, at 2 p.m. in the Conesa Center.. The series will feature lectures by retired Navy Lt. Commander Fulvia Fiorani. Topics for this years series include: The Universe through the Hubble Space Telescope, Our Night Sky, Planets and Other Solar System Bodies and Light Phenomena. The astronomy lecture series is open to the public, and there is no charge for participation. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Good Samaritan Mission needs volunteers for a dayGood Samaritan Mission needs volunteers to assist on Thursday, March 13, with a general work day. The Mission needs help getting the site ready for the Family Salsa Festival to be hosted by the Mission on Saturday, March 29. Volunteers interested in helping on this project should call Jennifer at the Mission at 813-634-7136 to discuss the details and availability. For more information about Good Samaritan Mission, see its website at www.gsmission.org.Redeemer women to meetThe womens organization of Redeemer Lutheran Church will meet Wednesday, March 19, beginning with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. The program, beginning at 10 a.m., will be provided by Mary & Martha House, a Ruskin shelter for battered and homeless women. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 813634-1292.

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MARCH 13, 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. 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 From left: Senior Pastor Dr. Ron Churchill, Associate Pastor Dr. Ross Laidlaw, Dr. Dan Schmierer, Linda Schmierer, Pastor Emeritus Dr. Bill Millican, Minister of Music Rev. James Feist and Associate Pastor Rev. Edward Schafer.VERN ELARTH PHOTOTrinity Baptist Church ordains Dr. Dan Schmierer as pastorOn Sunday, January 12, Dr. Dan Schmierer was ordained as a pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center. Dan was the first pastor to be ordained in the 40year history of the church. The service was officiated by Senior Pastor, Dr. Ron Churchill, and Associate Pastors, Rev. Ed Schafer and Dr. Ross Laidlaw. Dan grew up as the son of a U.S. Army colonel and his wife. He recently retired as the head of U.S. operations for a large German company after a 45-year professional business career. Dan has bachelors and masters degrees in engineering, along with an MBA. Dan was baptized at age 12 in Augsburg, Germany. Throughout his adult life, Dan was active in his church and served in many leader ship positions. During the last 15 years of his business career, Dan undertook religious studies. He graduated from seminary, earning a Master of Arts Biblical Studies from the Dallas Theological Seminary, and completed doctoral work from the International Theological Seminary, earning PhD/ThD degrees. As Dan neared retirement, he and his wife Linda decided to devote their remaining years in the service of the church. Dans ordination as an associate pastor of Trinity Baptist Church will allow him to share the Gospel, leading people to a spiritual loving relationship with Christ and the joy of having a church family. Trinity Baptist Church is located at 702 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. For more information, call 813634-4228 or visit www.trinitybaptistscc.com.Womens Seder is April 1Congregation Beth Israel will hold its annual Womens Seder on Tuesday, April 1. Plan to be there at noon in the Henry Gibson Social Hall at Beth Israel, East Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City Center. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music, fun and food to celebrate Passover, all geared especially to women. The cost to attend is $5, and must be sent with your reservation to Rochelle Lafer by Tuesday, March 25. Guests are welcome to attend at the same cost of $5. Dont get left out of this lovely afternoon; send your reservation and $5 to Rochelle Lafer, 2247 Oakley Green Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573 For additional information, call Rochelle at 813-938-3824. Women of Substance is topicThree members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center will present a program lauding three Women of Substance at the Thursday, March 13, meeting of the Fellowship at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson social Hall of Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Boulevard. The members and their heroines are, respectively: Carla Miles (Alvina Lardo Schalle); Mary Ann Worthington (Beate Sirota Gordon); and Marilyn Balkany (Caron Balkany). All are welcome to attend. International concert pianist to perform at United Methodist ChurchOn his first American concert tour, Italian concert pianist Alberto Lodoletti will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Well-known in Europe, Lodoletti will be performing a demanding and virtuosic program including Scarlattis Sonata in E major, K. 380 and Toccata in D minor, K. 141; Beethovens Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 Appassionata; Chopins Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23; Liszts Les jeux deaux la Villa dEste; Debussys Reflets dans leau; Ravels Alborada del gracioso; and Liszts popular Mephisto-Waltz No. 1. A donation of $10 is requested at the door on the night of the performance. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church, call Jeff Jordan, director of worship arts, at 813-634-2539. Catholics remember Ash WednesdayOn March 5, Prince of Peace Catholic Church held special Masses for the celebration of Ash Wednesday. The placing of ashes on foreheads symbolizes the attitude of internal penance to which all the baptized are called during the holy season of Lent. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. Garage sale set for River of Life Christian CenterFrom 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, the River of Life Christian Center will hold its annual garage sale. Proceeds from the sale go to sponsor youth and ministries of the church in the surrounding community. The church is at 6605 Krycul Ave., Riverview, just off U.S. Highway 301. Holy Andys Caf welcomes youInteresting and stimulating topics are discussed once a month at Holy Andys Caf in Sun City Center. Any local residents are welcome to join the friendly conversation at the caf in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Pastor Mark Salmon leads the discussion. Free cappuccino, coffee and sweets are available. The next caf will be Wednesday, March 19 at 4 p.m. St. Andrew is at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. Pastor Mark Salmon (in white shirt) leads discussions in the monthly caf in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.

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28 MARCH 13, 2014 CLARKE AUTOMOTIVE CLARKE AUTOMOTIVEOPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYEverything we do keeps your car in warranty Includes: Visual Inspection of tires, belts & hoses, horn/lights, brakes, shocks/struts, exhaust, wipers, suspension, air and breather filter. Most cars/light trucks. Disassembly to perform inspection may result in additional charges. Present coupon to receive savings. No other discounts apply. Additional charges for shop supplies may be added. See store for details. Exp. 4/17/14MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONFREEValue$3995 AAA DiscountOBN 131 Central Ave., Brandon813.685.2939 FREE Shuttle to FishHawk & Sun City Center TIRES DEALER ALTERNATIVEAAA Authorized Service Center OIL CHANGE & LUBRICATION$1095OBN motor oil. Purolator oil filter. Most cars and light trucks. Please call for appointment. Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other 10% DISCOUNT on service or repair.EXCLUDES TIRES & SALES SPECIALS Honor All Competitors Coupons 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 Learning from Pope FrancisHave you been captivated by Pope Francis since his election to the papacy last March? Join Prince of Peace Catholic Church for a three-week series on the Popes first Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel During this special course, participants will have the unique opportunity to journey through the long-awaited teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This dynamic document encourages all to embrace the call to participate in the New Evangelization. Classes will take place on Tuesdays, March 18 and 25, and April 1, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Conesa Center on the campus of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. For information on course materials and to register, call Karen Fernandez-Valentine in the Prince of Peace parish office at 813-6342328 or email karen@popcc.org Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www.popcc.org. On Friday, March 14, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will present The Way, starring Martin Sheen and his son, Emilio Estevez. The Way is a powerful, inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who travels to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimCalvary Lutheran held Diaper SundayRecognizing a need at its Angel Attic thrift store, Calvary Lutheran Church called on the congregation to donate to Diaper Sunday on Feb. 23. As a result, the church collected more than 5,500 diapers and baby wipes, along with cash to purchase even more. Diapers are a frequent request at the Angel Attic, located at 1480 E.College Ave., Ruskin. The facility serves the entire South Shore area with donated clothing, household goods and other furnishings. Now, gratefully, diapers can be added to that list. Trinity Baptist Church will hold multimedia Easter presentationAt 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, Trinity Baptist Church will hold its Easter presentation, The King is Coming. The multimedia presentation will include singing, drama and audience participation. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so plan to arrive early. The church is at 702 W. Del Webb Blvd. For more information, call 813-634-4228. Childhood lessons in healthy nutrition at United Methodist Church will last a lifetimeThe Children/Youth Ministries of the SCC United Methodist Church received a $10,000 grant from the Sun City Center Impact Fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. The funds will provide nutritious meals and snacks for Kidz Klub, Under the Cross Youth, Kidz4Christ and Sunday Morning Kids and Youth all ministries of the church. The goal of the grant is that children will learn lessons in healthy nutrition that will last a lifetime. Short-story writer auditionOn Monday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 25, the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will hold auditions from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for writers who would like to read their short story as part of a program called In Their Own Write. The program will feature select local authors reading to an audience from the stage of UMCs Life Enrichment Center. The performance of In Their Own Write will be in the LEC on Friday, April 25. If you have written an interesting short story and would like to share it, organizers welcome your participation. For additional information about this and other events and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, call Jeff Jordan, director of worship arts, at 813-634-2539. This Friday night movie is The Wayage, The Way of St. James, to honor his sons desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesnt plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along The Way, Tom discovers the difference between the life we live and the life we choose. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be served starting at 6 p.m. The United Methodist Church is at 1220 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center.Meet the Easter Bunny for breakfast at South Shore United Methodist ChurchSouth Shore United Methodist Church will host a free breakfast and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10:30 a.m., with appearances by the Easter Bunny at 8:30 and 10 a.m. The egg hunt starts at 9 a.m., and participants are reminded to bring an Easter basket. South Shore United Methodist Church is at 11525 Big Bend Road, Riverview. For more information, call 813677-9482.

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rch ANNOUNCEMENTS100 FARMERS MKT200 MERCHANDISE300 ets Place your ad by calling:(813) 645-3111 x201Up to 20 words:$17Deadline:Monday at 4 p.m. 30 each addl. word100 ......Announcements 200 ......Farmers Market 300 ......Merchandise 400 ......Marine 500 ......Real Estate 550 ......Manufac. Housing 600 ......Rentals 650 ......Professional Services 700 ......Services 800 ......Employment PHONE: 813-645-3111 FAX: 813-645-1792 EMAIL: beverly@ observernews.net BOLD LINE: Addl. $3 Published by M&M Printing Co. 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570 PersonTaco Truck for rent, with location & customers. Call Oscar 813-523-3610 Quality Furniture at Aordable Prices HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10-6 Closed Weekends SOMETHING FOR EVERY ROOM INSIDE AND ALL AREAS OUTSIDE We are worth the drive from anywhere! Call for Directions Mary & Martha House T HRIFT STOREOpen Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. 3 p.m.Sat. 8 a.m. noonWE HAVE FURNITURE, TOO! Donation drop offs accepted TUESDAY thru FRIDAY ONLYAll donations must be clean and in usable conditionAll proceeds benet the Mary & Martha House a 501(c)3 non-prot organization providing emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless and abused women and their children. Oliver & Company, LLCFull Service Pet Sitting (813) 767-7225 Established in 2002 Now accepting newKITTY CLIENTSProfessional Pet Sitting Service 813-634-8894 Overstocked Dog Food TOP Brands Taste of the Wild Blue Buffalo Diamond EVO Merrick Grain Free and more!All Brands 26-30 lb. bags$25 $35 a bag rgereAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate SCC. 1513 New Bedford, 7:30am-5pm. Friday & Saturday. March 14 & 15. Two leather Lazyboy recliner sofa, sprinkler heads, wood, books, potato pockets, misc grgey rse All name brand clothes, kids, womens, mens all sizes, Levi, Hollister, Aeropostale, Guy Harvey, Dickies, Nike, Michael Kors & Kenneth Cole, girls & pre-teen Justice & many more brands. Great kids & ladies $ 1 tables & mens $2 table. 50 cent baby clothes table. New CDs, DVDs $3 each. Linens, kitchenware, books, lots of misc. decor. Furniture & lots of Vera Bradley, horse supplies & horse equipment. Some guys stuff. Something for everyone, dont miss this one. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm. 1106 Oxbow Rd (4.5 miles south of SR 674 on US 301 to Lightfoot Rd). Follow signs & balloons. See you there. Benefit of Lady Shriners. Saturday March 15, 8am-noon. 229 Amesbury Circle, Sun City Center & much more. Outdoor power equipment yard sale. Lawn tractors, generators, chain saws, pole hedge trimmers, air compressors & misc. Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. 12317 Hwy 674, Ft Lonesome. 33547 Moving sale. Thursday & Friday, 3/13 & 3/14, 8am-1pm. Crystal, china, knickknacks, linens, clothing & misc. 608 Ft. Duquesna, SCC. APOLLO BEACH COIN We buy & sell coins & gold813-938-1104 Saturday, April 5 2nd AnnualRiverview Community Art & Craft ExpoCall for Artists & CraftersCall Richard & Millis 813-769-6828 Pickleball Garage SaleFundraiser for more courtsThursday, Friday & Saturday March 13,14 & 15949 & 951 Cherry Hills Dr.(next to Arts & Crafts Bldg.) grgey rse621 Winterbrooke Way, SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-noon. High end items. Home decor, reverse osmosis water system, patio umbrella w/ granite base & much more. garage sale. 603 Allegheny Dr., SCC. 8am-? Friday & Saturday. March 14 and 5th. Old clocks, rotisserie, collectibles, new printer, luggage, watches, glass, crystal, golf, records, pictures, knacks, diecast cars, train, clarinet, guitar, household, propane. Hard/ soft cookbooks, lots more. Friday & Saturday, March 14 & 15, 7am-noon. 2013 & 2015 Berry Roberts Dr., SCC. Clothing,& many household items. 634 Oakmont Ave., SCC. Friday & Saturday. Huge multi family garage sale. Misc. furniture, sofa, loveseat, tools, clothes & ladies shoes, Like new very comfortable rocker recliner. Apple IPad mini cracked glass but works great. It will be up & working for you to see, glass can be replaced here in Tampa. (got for Christmas) Yard sale. Antiques, collectible, tools, Lenox china pieces, brass lamp, jewelry, clothes, misc housewears. 3/13 through 3/15, 8am-1pm. 207 Rickenbacker Dr., SCC.A Annual yard sale. Tools, jewelry, clothing, purses, lamps, sewing & much, much more. 1930 Art deco lamp. Saturday only 8am-1pm. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. St. Vincent de Paul Thrift StoreHours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Behind St. Anne Church and next to Kennco Mfg. VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.svdpruskin.org Please call (813) 645-5255DONATIONS NEEDED Did You Know?Carefully Selected Clothing grgey rseSaturday only. Big family yard sale. 8am2pm. Casa Don Juan Mexican Restaurant. 1110 US Hwy 41 North, Ruskinuctions st te esPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Bring ad in for $10 off any item $50 or more. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800 Cell: 382-7536 Annes Estate Sales 1223 Fordham Dr.(off Valley Forge) March 14th & 15th7 am noon(813) 758-7952 2003 Honda Civic, Low miles Bedroom sets, sofa, loveseats, table and chairs, hutch, end tables, coffee tables, recliners, collectables, kitchen items, lots of misc. and lots and lots of tools. See web page for complete list.www.AnnesEstateSales.blogspot.com est te ses J ims Estate Sale1941 Eastview Dr Blvd., turn left, then right on Eastview. OR turn right, then right again on Eastview.Friday & Saturday March 14th & 15th7 am 1 pm813-601-0983Hess toys, Onkyo Entertainment System, dining tables, kitchen items, golf items, twin bed, sofa, leather recliner, hutch, desk, Mikasa china set, Kimball organ, and garage items. WE ACCEPT ALL CREDIT CARDS! urnitureFor sale Whirlpool side by side, ice/ water in door, refrigerator, 26 cuft, black, perfect condition, almost new. $395. 813-938-1302 92 Leather sofa, new $750. SCC. 813634-2068 or cell 580-284-3100ofrtsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store March 12, 14 & 15 50% OFF all Jackets and Sweaters Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Advertise in the newspaper that your community is reading.Say you saw it in the Observer News Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173

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MARCH 13, 2014 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 REAL ESTATE500 M.H. HOUSING550 RENTALS600 sortoreSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.SouthBayStorage.com (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough Countywww.dickmanrealty.comdickman@tampabay.rr.com JUST LISTED! BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED POOL HOME WITH 10 FT DEEDED CANAL ACCESS! 2BR+Den/2.5BA & garage. Large kitchen with tile $159,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 UNIQUE WATERFRONT POOL HOME WITH GUEST HOUSE IN A PARKLIKE SETTING! $450,000 CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 NEW RENTAL! 3BR/3BA SPACIOUS OLDER HOME: $1,150/mo. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250 6 BEDROOM/3 BATH POOL HOME $269,000 CALL MARGOT WARD 813-486-9480 MOVE-IN READY. $149,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 COMMERCIAL (CG) ZONING WITH A 3BR/1BA HOME WITH DETACHED GARAGE, $185,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201. SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH MOTHER-IN-LAW QUARTERS $215,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 COMMERCIAL LISTING APOLLO BEACH: $204,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 GREAT PRICE ON COMMERCIAL ZONING!! Prized zoningM 5021 sq. ft. $374,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 PRIME LOCATION! $650,000 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 VERY NICE 70X108 lot on a nice pond in Beautiful Bimini Bay. $69,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 OR ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 CALL US FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS 813-645-3211 Celebrating 90 years! UNDER CONTRACT OWN A NEW HOMEWITH NO MONEY DOWNA community of affordable homes exclusively for rst-time homebuyers!(813) 672-7889 www.home.orgOffer open to rst-time homebuyers under 80% of median income. Call for details. Applications CRC 058278FHP is an equal opportunity provider and employer. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Auto obesG The good, the bad, the ugly. Call now 727-400-1910 1990 Mazda Miata, 72K miles, 5 speed, new convertible 2010 hard top & cover. AM/FM, CD, A/C, cruise. $4,000. 813634-7479 ousesore3br/2ba condo. Kings Point 55+ appliances included. $169,900. Finished Florida room/ screened entry/ lanai. Golf/ water view. 785-375-8932 or 813938-1362 housesforse RUSKIN GREAT LOT WITH WATER VIEW: ac. cleared lot, elevated with ll dirt, ready to improve. Perfect spot for house or duplex. Convenient area of Ruskin, close to everything. $26,000. KINGS POINT 2/2 CONDO: Brand-new plumbing, tile oors in living areas and kitchen, laminate in MBR, enclosed lanai with washerdryer, and pleasant sitting area under shady oaks. Furniture is negotiable. $42,900. REDUCED! RIGHT IN RUSKIN, 3BR OLDER DOUBLEWIDE ON ACRE BEAUTIFUL LOT: Very well kept, new laminate oors and newer CHA, open oor plan, large living room and screened porch, wood deck and breezeway! Must see to appreciate! 2.5 lots, corner may be developed! $115,000. CLAIRE TORT Cell: (813) 363-7250 Cathy Griggs 813-391-8653 cathygriggs@msn.com Motivated sellers beautiful home in Lake St. Clair. 3/2/2, no CDD, low HOA $149,900 2/2 home overlooking a serene pond on acre mol. $109,900 call today its a great time to buy!! RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127KINGS POINT YORK (1BR/1BA) READY TO MOVE IN, all Thermal Windows, all-new flooring, extra insulation, enclosed lanai, large utility room.............. $44,700 2BR/2BA with enclosed lanai. Ready-to-move-in ................................................................. $52,500RENTALS Furn. & Unfurn. Condos available, 3 to choose from, from $700 to $900 per month. Longor Short-term. 1BR/1.5BA & 2BR/2BA. Also a 2BR w/ 2-car garage on Golf Course at $1,200 per month in Lancaster. housesforse SHARON VAN LOANGOLF & SEA TEAMKELLER WILLIAMS REALTYFOR GOLFERS AWESOME GOLF COURSE VIEW. Golf course frontage, screened pool, with huge lanai bringing outside living in; 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room, large kitchen, dining room, living room and two-car garage. Mrs. Clean lived here, and it is in move-in condition. Located in a neighborhood of fine golf course and waterfront homes. Apollo Beach is coming to its potential, with a new hospital, projected regional shopping center and better n better restaurants. Easy to view. 811 Eagle Lane, $320,000.Call Sharon 813-765-0845 honots A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. zon.net officecellTURNKEY This 2BR/2BA, 624 Sq. Ft. single-wide is move-in ready, including furniture and appliances. A beautiful 10x22 Florida room adds to the living space. It can all be yours, including the share, for only $39,900. SPACIOUS CORNER LOT is where youll find this 3BR/2BA, 1,288 Sq. Ft. double-wide that is fully furnished and ready for you. The home is located on a large corner lot and includes an 8x14 shed and a 42-ft. carport. The sale price of $65,000 includes the share. Vacant Shares (Lots) from $17,000 565 M.HH. IN PARKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. Room addition., with view of river. No pets $6,000. Call for info. 813-645-2446 Sale or rent 3 bedroom, 1 bath in 55+ work shop $9,995. 813-260-2636 MLotsforePark lot. Caribbean Isle 55+ park, Apollo Beach. With water & electric $7,500 Ready for home. Call 231-670-2450 ousesforrent SCC 1br/1ba with: lawn care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets. 813-6349695 A tsforent rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886ueforentRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813-641-8400oosforentMaster bedroom with bath & walk in close. $550 monthly $250 deposit. Kitchen, living room & washer privileges. 813-447-2902 Ment sM A A/CC. 813-677-1086Large RV for rent. $150 weekly includes utilities plus deposit. No pets. Ruskin. 813-363-6001 rehouseceGarage & mini storage, RV lots & mobile home lots for rent. Call Pirates Treasure Cove, Gibsonton. 813-677-1137 building or storage. Electric available, security & roll up doors. $850 monthly & $700 monthly. 813-849-1469ntedtoent 2br/2ba condo or home. Furnished. Apollo Beach area. 2014/ 2015 season. Nov. 1 thru March 31 (5 months). 1-204-416-2223 PROF. SERVICES650 ooeen 1099s, W2s, forms, cleanup & review tutoring, software & issues, classes. Theas Quick Bookkeeping Inc Ruskin 813-641-1089 email: theahp@verizon. net www.theasquickbookkeeping.com outer Troubleshooting solutions. Personalized home instruction. Wireless home networking. Operating system upgrades. New system installations. Virus detection/ removal tools. Sun City Center. Free phone consultation. 813-506-7748 Adu t relent driving record. Any hour, Monday references. 813-645-2456. Part-time/ full-time resident. Call Judy 1559-349-2504 A L ACertified nursing assistant. Personal care, light housekeeping, cooking errands, doctors appointment. Reliable/ 813-843-4816 SERVICES700 uneov Hauling/ moving. Anything you dont need, unwanted items or move to your new home. Appliances, furniture, trash yard debris, construction junk. No job too small. Licensed/ Insured. Free estimate. Dave 813-447-6123 enn Quality housecleaning with integrity. Call for free estimate. 7days a week. Move-in, move-out, rentals. Insured, bonded, licensed. Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center. 813-846-7629 Miss Lisas Cleaning Service Dependable, thorough. Reasonable rates. No crews. 813-658-3954 708 MOVERSAffordable Moving & Hauling. Local or long distance. Full service moving to/ from anywhere in US. Load & unload storage units, truck & more. Licensed & insured. No hourly rateshidden fees. Free estimate. Call Dave 813447-6123. M. No job too big or small. Clean, honest & dependable. Licensed & insured. Call 813-633-5544. IM1340. I will beat any written estimate!M. In business 40yrs. Move 1 piece to whole household plus haul away anything in your way. Packing services available. (Fully Insured). Best rates. Call 813-629-0108, 813-260-9840 US. DOT #43446710 LAWN CCARENeed Sod on weekends? Call Ralphs Sod. We have: -Bahia -St. Augustine Floratam -St. Augustine Seville, (shade tolerant) We sell by the piece or 1-2 pallets. (813-)645-8221 M lawn mower repairs. Briggs & Stratton dealers, golf cart & bike repairs. Part & service 725 14th St. Wimauma. 813938-3226/ 813-690-4370LLicensed & insured. No contract. Yearly, monthly or per cut. As low as $25 per cut. 813-293-6840L Free estimates. Mowing, trimming, edging. Home 813-634-2856, cell 813317-7679 To Place Call Beverly 813-6453111 20 words for $17.00 and 30 for each additional word. Bold line prepaid. We take Visa, MasterCard or Discover Our Angels Offer (813) 293-5369 or (813) 419-4967 www.AngelsofLifeServices.com Turn your unwanted items department to place your ad 813-645-3111

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32 MARCH 13, 2014 Sun City 813-634-28503846 Sun City Center Blvd (next to Bealls in Home Depot Center) M-F 8-8 Sat 9-6 Sun 10-4Brandon Regency 813-681-72672480 W. Brandon Blvd. (next to TJ Maxx & Movie Theater) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 12-5Brandon Causeway 813-651-464011235 Causeway Blvd. (next to Publix across from Wal Mart) M-F 9-9 Sat 9-6 Sun 11-5 OB2 EXP. 3/31/14 OK3 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 7 95Kids Cut (11 & under)Free Shampoo & Lite DrySpecialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. Adult CutFree Shampoo & Lite Dry $ 11 95Specialty cuts, blowdry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with other offers. OA6 EXP. 3/31/14 OP 5 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 44 95Quick & Easy Perm WaveFree Shampoo & CutPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Design wraps extra. Not valid with other offers. OSS1 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 12 00Shampoo & SetPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OB6 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 54 95CHI BUNDLE!CHI Color with Styled CutTMPrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. OS2 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 19 95Styled CutTMShampoo, Cut & Finished StylePrice will vary with length and/or condition of hair. Specialty cuts/ flat iron extra. Not valid w/other offers. OH2 EXP. 3/31/14 $ 10 offHighlights/LowlightsFree Shampoo & StylePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Haircut extra. Not valid with other offers. $50 Minimum5-7 Foil Highlights & Haircut BundlePrice will vary with length or condition of hair. Not valid with other offers. $ 29 95 24-HOUR TOWINGFREE DIAGNOSTICS SUN POINT AUTOMOTIVEA/C CHECK$1995+ FreonFREE Mount & Balancewith purchase of 4 tiresBRAKE BUNDLE$150Per Axle + TaxOIL CHANGE$1995 EMERGENCY SERVICES Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 813-645-7653 2212 E. College Ave. (S.R. 674) 10% OFFany repair (behind Radiant Gas Station) expires 3/31/14 NEED A GOODELECTRICIAN?Call Don or John!LICENSED BONDED INSUREDSERVICE UPGRADES ALL TYPES OF WIRING RENOVATIONS Don 645-8985 South BayElectric Co. of Ruskin Call Don or JohnOver 50 Years Experience ER0012636 Family Owned and Operated 263-6503 D. KAY CARR, P.A.Attorney at Law e 214 Apollo Beach Boulevard Apollo Beach, FL 33572(813) 645-7557 ATTORNEYA AC REPAIR/SALES COMPUTER REPAIRC CLEANINGC ELECTRICIANE Need help with your computer, or setting up your electronics?MAC & PCFriendly, Professional, Microsoft Certified, A+$35 per hr.Setting up, Upgrades, Virus Removal, Spyware, Pop-Ups, Security, Email & Printer ProblemsCall Ryan 813-262-2559 BAIL BONDSB FREE!!!Free air handler with the purchase of a new air conditioning system or heat pump.FREE!!!Air purication system with the purchase of a high-efciency system ($1,200 value).SAVE NOW!!!The weather is mild, and when it changes...so will the prices!Call Carol at 813-418-7867 To advertise here.... Call Nan or Vilma at (813) 645-3111 COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W.RUSKIN645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTING We PrintBOOKS 2014 Hyundai Azera a lot for the moneyBy %  NITISH S. RELE motoringtampabay@gmail.comRedesigned in 2012, the midsize upscale car from Hyundai continues in 2014 without any significant structural changes. Except a huge one that lightens up the pocket for a potential buyer. And thats a $1,250 price cut from last years model. The second-generation Azera targeting move-up sedan buyers from Sonata responds with nimbleness irrespective of road and weather conditions. You are certain to enjoy a pretty pleasant and comfortable ride. The Korean carmaker rightly simplified the power train for the front-wheel-drive car with a sole 3.3-liter gasoline-direct injection V-6 developing 293 horsepower @ 6400 rpm and 255 pounds-feet of torque @ 5200 rpm. Coupled to the engine is a lone 6-speed auto gearbox. An active ecosystem ensures slight fuel savings. Ensconced on the steel unibody Azera is a winged chrome grille surrounded by projector auto headlights, sleek roofline, wraparound LED tail lights, and chrome on dual exhaust, body side and window belt moldings. The roomy and pleasing cabin is packed with such standard goodies as an all-new 6-inch color LCD audio display with rearview camera, new driver blind-spot mirror, fresh electroluminescent gauge cluster, 10-way power and heated driver seat, 8-way passenger seats, push-button start, 60/40 fold rear seat, dual-zone auto climate control, navigation system, leather seats, cooled glove box, tilt/telescopic steering column and a driver information center. Rear passengers get the royal treatment with ample headand leg-room, as well as heated seats. Safety is supported via dual front and side airbags, side curtain airbag, drivers knee airbag, vehicle stability management, four-wheel antilock brakes, front/ rear crumple zones, energyabsorbing steering column, rearview camera, daytime running lights and tire-pressure monitoring system. Base-priced at $31,000, the Azera is a lot of car for the money. The drive down the road may not rouse oodles of excitement, but the sedan surely is a graceful, satisfying and easyriding companion. If you need any more reassurance, Hyundais five-year, 60,000-mile basic, and 10-year, 100,000-mile power train warranties should suffice to sign on the dotted line. AZERATires: P245/45R18 Wheelbase: 112 inches Length: 193.3 inches Suspension: MacPherson strut front; multilink rear Steering: Rack-and-pinion power Weight: 3,605 pounds Fuel capacity: 18.5 gallons City: 19 mpg Highway: 29 mpg Web site: www.hyundaiusa.com Test drive the Azera at Gettel Hyundai of Bradenton, 2503 First Street East, in Bradenton. Call 941-747-9262 or visit www. hyundaiofbradentonfl.com. CAR REVIEW Deadline ReminderNews Releases .................Thursdays at 4 p.m. Display ads .......................Fridays at 11 a.m. Classified ads ......................Fridays at 4 p.m.Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 or visit www.ObserverNews.net

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MARCH 13, 2014 33 Business & Trade Directory Bobs Mobile Fix-It CenterResidential & CommercialLicensed & Insured Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! Call for FREE Estimate(813) 671-7870Robert GerstenschlagerWE FIX I T ALL! (813) 495-7027davidmoorellc@yahoo.com www.TheFloorSource.bizWe bring the Showroom to you!David Moore, Owner-OperatorFREE Estimates! The Floor Source FLOORING HANDYMAN* 813-642-6182 HOME IMPROVEMENTH LANDSCAPING LOCKSMITH PLUMBINGP PAINTINGP SouthShore Painting(813) 787-5235 David Squire The Name You Know. The Service You Trust. CFC#019149 CFC#1428556(813) 641-9174www.shjplumbing.com AY SERVICES CORP.LOCKSMITHOwner: Johnny Cook / Stan-Tech Locked out of your car or home?Well promptly get you in!813 633-5100 *No project over $1000. No electrical, gas, or plumbing, and nothing structural. POOLSP Innovative Solar, Inc.Selling Environmentally Friendly Products Since 1993Pool Heating Attic Fans Hot Water SystemsSun City Center 813-922-4324 FINANCING AVAILABLE HANDYMAN BILL 585-329-3340 ROOFING Lic. #RC29027076 FLORIDA REGISTERED ROOFING CONTRACTORG. HORN ROOFING LLC OF APOLLO BEACH (813) 419-4165Superb Quality Guaranteed40 Years Experience (813) Johnny Sewell (813) 641-2099Mobile (813) 404-2022 MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Ruskin & Sun City Center Chamber MemberCUSTOM ROOFING and REPAIRSAll Types of Roofing SERVING SINCE 1973 24 Hour Emergency Service FREE ESTIMATES Were On Top Of It BUDDYS ROOFING 813-982-0218 Leak & Re-Roofing SpecialistsWE FIX LEAKS NO ONE ELSE CAN! www.buddysroofing.com t We Carry Workers Comp For Your Protection Call now to book your appointment Here to Serve Your Community Year RoundSUN VIEWWINDOW CLEANING, INC.813-944-8478 FREE ESTIMATES FREE ESTIMATES Registered at Kings Point F R E E E S T I M A T E S F R E E E S T I M A T E S STORAGES WINDOW CLEANINGW WINDOW FILMW TREE SERVICET HOME & AUTO TINTING Solar Designs 103 College Ave. W. Ruskin, FL 813-982-0218 813-690-3296 Your Ride is Here! Transportation from Sun City Center to: Airports, Cruise Port, Doctor, Lab, Shopping, Special Events sjsajb@outlook.com Shirley (813) 390-2131 Art (813) 419-8002Please book Airport or Cruise Port service 1 week in advance. TRANSPORTATIONT COMMERCIAL SHEETFED AND WEB PRINTERS210 Woodland Estates Ave. S.W.RUSKIN645-4048 From Design to FinishPRINTINGCall us on your next printing project! Solar-Xof Florida Energy Efcient, Safety & Storm Window Films Over 41 years in the Sun City Center area BOB HARRIS (SCC resident)(813) 642-3914 Unexpected Blessings Impermeable Coating (813) 419-4235 20 Year No-Leak Guarantee! FreeEstimatesSCC Chamber Member $100 OFF 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 813-6452273. MonaMona is the recent proud mom of four kittens, three of which still reside at C.A.R.E. Mother Mona is so happy to lounge on the lanai and look over her beautiful babies. Although she has adjusted to her new surroundings; she would really like to live at a forever home of her own. Visit this beautiful girl and her kittens and give them that home. Mona is updated on her shots and is spayed. As part of her adoption, she will be microchipped. DOB: October 2, 2011. NeroNero is an energetic, inquisitive, black-and-white Labrador mix. Nero was surrendered to C.A.R.E. by a nice person who was concerned after neighbors moved and left Nero behind. Hes a young, handsome dog who wants to explore and play, and is still trying to figure out why hes at the shelter. In no time hell have playmates and feel security and the love he deserves, and will receive, at C.A.R.E. Nero has tested positive for heartworms, a condition that is treatable. If you are interested in visiting with Nero, stop by. As part of Neros adoption, he will be neutered and microchipped. Nero is current on routine vaccinations. DOB: September 1, 2012.C.A.R.E. pets of the weekFree family fun after DeSoto Childrens ParadeGather in the Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum after the DeSoto Heritage Festivals Childrens Parade for free family fun. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, you can enjoy the day with your children exploring the historical buildings and participating in hands-on activities. Crafts, face painting, board games and a movie will be some of the free activities offered. The park is located at 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto, at the end of the parade route. For more information, call 941-723-4991. MARLENE GREENBERgG PHOTOS

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34 MARCH 13, 2014 Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 Pretty Clothes Bargain Prices!Monday SaturdaySunday 1 to 5 p.m. (Publix Shoppes of Apollo Beach) 813-641-8444 As seen in Southern Living Magazine Now offering... Fine Quality Home Interior ItemsSales Every Day! DONT FORGET3rd Saturday of each month is our Customer Appreciation Saleup to 75% OFF People who have been her students or seen her art exhibits filled with portraits, landscapes and everything between, with prices ranging from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars will find it hard to believe her latest inspiration came from modern teenagers love of sending selftaken photographs via social media and cellphones. They call these impromptu photos selfies, taken at odd positions and usually not posed in the traditional sense. McKee says they capture the truth of a persons essence better than any portrait can. As an artist, she became intensely interested in these as she watched her grandchildren send photos of themselves taken on their cellphones with the snap of a button that suddenly made them available to everyone they knew on social media, or privately, to a person or two on their phones. Instead of the magnificent colorful paintings she is known for, McKee suddenly started drawing, in charcoal and graphite, black-and-white images, beginning with a Christmas card that contained hand-drawn pictures of her six grandchildren. It was so well-received, and she enjoyed doing it so much, that she combined using the black-andwhite technique with her interest in selfies, and immediately the passion set in. She began to copy cellphone photographs. I want to draw these exactly as they are, she said, adding a stroke to the canvas in her lap. People would never deliberately strike such poses for photographs, she said. Some of these are just magnificient. She pointed to two as her favorites: One was of a woman dancing with abandon, holding a cigar in one hand; the other was of a man holding a beer to the mouth of his pet parakeet. These are such fun, McKee said in an interview in her home studio March 5. I suddenly had a desire to become proficient in them. McKee recently gave up her Tampa studio in an old cigar factory that she said she absolutely loved: It was perfect, with the old brick walls and high columns. Perfect for any artist. But I was never there. We do so many things, I found I was using my home studio more than the one I was renting, so it seemed a waste to keep it. The old-style Tampa studio was her third since moving to the area in 1970. She now teaches art classes at MiraBay, where she and her husband Archie reside. If there are open slots after MiraBay residents register, anyone may take the group course. For those who want to take private lessons, she gives those in her home studio. All the information about lessons and photographs of her many art mediums can be found at www. gracemckee.com. But all that aside, this year she said she thinks most of her own creations will be selfies. I want to perfect the technique. I see truth in it, she said. People the way they really are at an exact moment in their life. In December, rather than make a New Years resolution, McKee decided she would draw one selfie a week in 2014, a total of 52. That total was surpassed sometime in February, in less than Selfies make a statement as artX two months. Once I started, I couldnt stop, she said. McKee decided to have a showing of them, with the $5 entrance fee benefiting the SouthShore Arts Council, of which she is a member. It will be held Saturday, March 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the MiraBay clubhouse on the west side of U.S. 41 at the south end of Apollo Beach. Attendees may drive straight in and park at the clubhouse, which is the first building inside the entrance, before reaching any of the gates where guards check for residency. I felt a $5 charge at the door is one way for me to share my passion and support both present and future artists in the SouthShore area, McKee said. I have designated the monies collected to be used to pay for art classes for SouthShore residents who cannot afford them. These classes might be a part of the Firehouse Cultural Center programs, either private or in groups. As a result of this project, McKee has opened an online Etsy shop where she will take commissions for her work. It is at www.etsy.com/shop/gracemckee. Long-time artist and art teacher Grace McKee from Apollo Beach suddenly developed a passion for selfies, a new art form created by technology, camera phones and the Internet. In December, McKee decided she would draw one selfie a week, but by the end of February, had already surpassed her yearly goal of 52.PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOS

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