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www.ObserverNews.netApril 17, 2014 Volume 58 Number 13THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8Little Manatee River State Park hosted its inaugural Spring Fling last Saturday. At left, Riverview artist Rhonda Long displays some of her original art. See more on page 16. 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Ofce)813-633-7116Golf cart accessible Family Owned & Operatedwww.JohnMooreFloorCovering.comSCCs oldest and most trusted ooring dealer MEMBER WEST FLORIDA CARDS Were celebrating Easter with a brand new WOOD DEPARTMENT!Come and see the most beauitful styles of wood you can imagine.Easter Blessings from our family to yours! Water wars, water shortagesBy %  LIA MARTIN lia@observernews.netWater wars, lawsuits and economic problems due to projected water shortages have plagued Florida and neighboring states for a decade. Tampa Bay counties have been grabbing each others water since the 1970s. Currently, Florida and Georgia are involved in a lawsuit because Georgias population is burgeoning and Florida fears their neighboring states high water consumption will impact the seafood industry in Apalachicola Bay. Florida is mostly surrounded by water. We drive over it and around it and through it often. It would be easy to assume we will never run out of water here. We dont live in the desert, in Texas or in California. We scoff when scientists and economists tell us water will be our most valuable resource one day soon. What are experts saying about the Florida watershed and aquifers? With our coast and major cities becoming more and more populated every year, are we at risk? Water shortage predictedAccording to the controversial nonprofit advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Councils 2010 Climate Change, Water and Risk study, Florida is one of the 14 states predicted to face high-risk water shortages by the year 2050. Last month, an article published in Scientific American pointed to a report issued recently by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The study was based on 12,000 papers submitted by scientists GEORgGE VEAZEY PHOTO 2013 By %  CHErRE SimmIMMOnNS chere@observernews.netThe gap in the heart of Tampa Bays delicate greenway ecosystem has been bridged. The Bahia Beach Habitat Restoration Area now links several wildlife corridor projects including the Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration Area to the south and E.G. Simmons Park to the north. The newly opened recreation and habitat area adds to the nearly 20 miles of conservation land along Tampa Bay in the South County area. Mitigation of the 148-acre parcel in Ruskin is a continuation of a corridor that hosts hundreds of species of birds, fish, wildlife and plants. The land was originally purchased in 2001 by Hillsborough County through the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program. At that time, it was mostly an untouched, native area slowly being engulfed by invasive Brazilian pepper shrubs and trees and bordered by an abandoned orange grove to the east. The area was part of a Surface Water Improvement and Management program led by project manager and biologist Michael Dalsis of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, also known as Swiftmud. We started the restoration in January 2012, said Dalsis. I spent five days in a row from sunrise to sunset documenting the habits of the wildlife so we could reduce any impact [on them] during the restoration.A blissful bypass in the heart of Bahia BeachContinued on page 21f Continued on page 11f Continued on page 17f This bald eagle parent comes in for a landing in a huge nest atop a dead pine tree. Its eaglets were seen last Wednesday trying out their wings over the new Bahia Beach Restoration Area. By %  KEEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netThe sheer dimensions of The Mosaic Companys newest warehouse in Gibsonton are enough to make a math whiz reach for his calculator. If the tallest building in Tampa, 100 North Tampa, were laid on its side, it would fit twice inside the warehouse with plenty of space to spare. With a 5.4-acre footprint and occupying 23,339,800 cubic feet almost enough to accommodate Kanye Wests ego the warehouse could hold three football fields or more than 53,000 Mosaic unveils massive warehouse at Gibsonton siteBy %  KEEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netThe county appears to have heard those calling for a change in a land code amendment that will guide growth in large areas of Ruskin. Now its up to Ruskin residents to make sure their voices are heard and to ensure that county Call to action as county changes Ruskin Land Code amendmentcommissioners pass the amendment into law, say proponents of the change. If not, they fear Ruskin could turn into Brandon South, a hodgepodge of development with nightmare traffic and overburdened roads. I think the county finally has something that will work for the community, said Mariella Smith, one of the leaders of an effort to rewrite the amendment. Its really important now that citizens show their support for this by contacting county commissioners, Adopted by the Hillsborough County Commission in 2005, the Community Plan was the product of two years of intense debate among residents, developers and county officials. We were assured it was adopted into the countys comprehensive plan, said Bruce Marsh, a retired University of Central Florida professor who was among a group of about 30 Ruskin longtime residents who helped write the community plan. Hundreds of others attended at least some of the meetings, giving their input on future growth.Continued on page 17f PHOTO COURTESY OF MOSAICThe warehouse is expected to ship between 1.2 and 1.5 million tons of fertilizer per year.average-sized cars stacked on top of each other. In America and Tampa Bay, we dream big, and here at Mosaic, they dream big, too, said Della Curry, an aide to Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman, who represents the area. The warehouse is an important project for South County and Mosaic, Curry said. But it will also strengthen the Port of Tampas role as one of the leading fertilizer ports in America. The port generates an annual income of $15.1 billion, supporting 80,000 jobs, more than half of which are phosphate related, Curry said. This warehouse symbolizes Mosaics deep commitment to the port and the South County region. As Mosaic grows, the port grows with it. Shipping across the globe, the new warehouse will move between 1.2 and 1.5 million tons of fertilizer per year. One of the largest agrochemical companies in the world, with mines in Central Florida and North Carolina, Mosaic provides fertilizer to farmers in 40 counLooking for a Resurrection Service to attend? See pages 6, 24 and 25


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Visit us online to view the monthly calendar and upcoming events: click the events tab LINE DANCING PARTICIPANTS: with non-stick bottoms only permitted. No scented perfumes & lotions to class.MAY 2014 EVENTS *REGISTER NOW! Thu 01: SilverSneakers (MSROM)* WII BOWLING 9:30 to 10:30 am 2:30 to 3:30 pm Fri 02: SALSA DANCING SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 to 11 am 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm Mon 05: MONDAY MORNING MOVIES SLOW FLOW YOGA GENTLE CHAIR YOGA 10 am to Noon 1 to 2 pm 2:15 to 3:30 pm By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netA Riverview animal rescue group for abused horses stands accused of not taking care of two horses placed in its care by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office. The two horses, given to RVR Horse Rescue on Hayes Clan Road in January after the Sheriffs Office said they were abused by their previous owners, were seized by detectives last week. RVR vehemently denies the charges and claims it followed a veterinarians instructions in caring for the horses. This is a big misunderstanding, said Robert Herce, RVRs attorney. The Sheriffs Office should never have seized those horses. The personnel at RVR were doing exactly what their vets told them to do. They were being fed, groomed, bathed and getting a lot of love. A court awarded custody of the two horses to the Sheriffs Office earlier this year following an animal-neglect hearing sparked by an investigation by HCSO agriculture detectives. The horses were donated to RVR Jan. 26. On April 2, a detective from the Sheriffs Office agriculture unit went to RVR Horse Rescue to see the progress of the horses, said a Sheriffs Office report. The detective was alarmed to find that the horses, an Arabian mare and a Tennessee Pinto mare, were grossly underweight and apparently malnourished. The report continued: The detective consulted with a supervisor, and against the objections of RVR Horse Rescue personnel, the horses were taken from the rescue and transported to a Sheriffs Office facility. Both horses were examined by a veterinarian, who confirmed that they were malnourished and had gained little or no weight in the time they were cared for by RVR Horse Rescue. A second veterinarian, from the University of Florida, confirmed Riverview horse-rescue operation denies neglect charge the original diagnosis and the veterinarians informed detectives that the horses should have gained a pound or more a day if fed and cared for properly, according to the Sheriffs Office. RVR contends the animals were on a feeding program to slowly build up their weight. When you get a horse that has been malnourished for a long period of time, just like a human that has been starved, you cant put a big steak in front of them, said Herce, RVRs attorney. You have to feed them very small amounts of food several times a day, and as time goes on you increase the amounts and decrease the frequency. RVR will contest any neglect charges when the case goes before a judge April 30, Herce said. We are very disturbed by these allegations, Herce said. Its been a shock to everyone and something we just dont understand.KEVIN BRADY PHOTORVR Horse Rescue is a nonprofit group with more than 150 volunteers.HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEAn April 3 photo of one of the horses taken from RVR Horse Rescue.


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INTRODUCTION SPECIAL All Treatments $20**through April 30thFor information on how you can get relief, call today!MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTEDSun City Center Integrative Medicine(813) 331-3940 END CHRONIC PAIN ACUPUNCTURE In New York City, beautiful people fluidly, elegantly step from surprisingly litter-free curbs to hail cabs. In Jersey, beautiful or not, but mostly, like me, not, people step from litterstrewn sidewalks to hail buses. If you dont, the buses probably wont stop something I found out the hard way. I am flying to Minnesota for what could possibly be the second-to-last time. The next time, I may be carrying a suit and a heavy heart. My Mom is leaving this life. Her quality of life has diminished to near zero, and her body is shutting down. As I sit in an airplane high above the northern United States, I can only hope that well be able to share a few words one last time. But Im afraid that opportunity may have passed. My brother and sisters have kept me informed as to her condition, and how most of her time is spent sleeping with very little time talking. I am consoling myself by reminding my conscience that I have tried to make the most Observations: Life on thin iceObservations of each of many visits over the last two years. As the crow flies, the airport is 17 miles from my home. It took three and a half hours from boarding the bus outside my apartment to arriving at my gate at JFK International Airport in New York. Time spent in traffic was almost evenly split with the time spent in the security line. Although there is subway access to the airport, the long ride on the bus across Manhattan and other boroughs had its merits. It may take longer, but the seats are comfortable and there are many wonderful sights along the way from the Mount Zion Cemetery with more than 210,000 grave sites to the aging Jetsons-like towers that were built to represent an optimistic future but now only echo the past, still standing from the 1964 Worlds Fair held in Queens. Both are vivid reminders that nothing, neither people nor ideas, will last forever. But at least that also included the flight, which finally touched down in Minnesota. I grew up in that state, but there was no one at the airport to greet me other than a man behind a rental car counter. Being on the plains of Minnesota is somewhat like being on top of the world. You are so far north that everything else seems to be below that feeling is palpable. From that vantage point I could see my life and the larger picture of the journey Ive taken. There are so many little, minute things that influenced the changes in lifes course over the years. At the time, many seemed as though they were messages from the prophets, but, in looking back, I have to wonder if I misinterpreted a mere breeze from a butterflys wings as a portent storm. In rural Minnesota, like many places in America, there appears to be a life script to follow. People marry, begin a family and focus everything on that family, as they should. Then the kids grow up and leave home, and the parents find themselves comfortable and finally spend mad money on themselves, building an addition to the house, or, perhaps, buying a new, larger MITCH T TRAPHAGEN PPHOTOMy Mom and my sister spending time together. Time spent there was a gift not for my Mom but for me. house. But time is relentless and it passes so quickly. Years pass, but when you look back, it seems as though it were mere minutes, and before long the new addition or new home is the home of a new family, someone who knows nothing of the joys and tears, birthdays, Christmases that happened only moments ago in that space. Perhaps the echoes are there, but the voices and the people are gone. Time has passed by them. With an aging parent, it is hard to know what to wish for, you know? I can only wish that she could get up and hop on a flight to Paris or enjoy a weekend with her children and grandchildren at what was once her little house on Lakehill Drive. But those wishes wont come true. No one working in a nursing home ever says I have a good feeling shes going to be the one that makes it. Dont worry, shell get better. A trip to a nursing home runs down a one-way street, and everyone knows it. Everyone, perhaps, except those living there. I dont know what they think. I dont know what my Mom thinks. But I wish I did. 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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 Carol MacAlister. ...........Associate Editor carol@observernews.netMitch Traphagen. ...................Online Penny Fletcher..........Contributing Writer Kevin Brady. ..............Contributing Writer Lia Martin. ..................Contributing Writer Lia@observernews.netAll press releases, news articles and photos may be emailed to news@, faxed to 645-4118, or mailed to Observer News, 210 Woodland Estates Ave. SW, Ruskin, FL 33570SALES:Vilma Stillwell. ...Display Advertising Rep. 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 I start many of my seminars with the thought that A is for attitude, pointing out that everything begins with our attitude toward life. For this column, the A will be for appearance not just our clothing or haircut but everything that can be deduced about us from the outside. Well, so much for not starting with attitude. However, we cannot separate the two; it is your attitude that will largely determine the appearance you project to others. First, most of us like to deal with people who project a positive presence. We can do that by putting a smile on our face and in our voice. One of the specialists in telephone sales tells his students to put a mirror on their desk and, when they call a customer, smile at themselves. This smile changes the tenor of your voice and projects a friendly, warm presence to the other person. In difficult situations, try thinking happy thoughts to get that smile. For example, my daughter is one of those people who hate to have their picture taken because they perceive themselves as not photogenic. I told her many years ago to look at the camera as if it were an old friend she was happy to see. Her pictures improved immensely; the camera saw the positive presence and recorded it. Second, exude confidence in the way you stand and the way that you carry yourself. People who slouch through life are not thought of as particularly upbeat and positive people. Stand tall and project confidence in yourself. An interesting phenomenon I have noted is that many short people stand tall, and many tall people stand short. Many tall women have a tendency to slouch down. Most of this is learned behavior. If you are in the habit of not standing straight, begin changing your habit. As a special note to parents, posture is something we learn at home. What types of messages about posture are you sending your children? Whether or not they stand straight and proud may be the result of the lessons you teach them. One last thing about standing tall: Studies have shown that the taller you are, the more money you will make in your lifetime. Can you afford to stand short? Third, enhance your appearance and presence by making appropriate eye contact. That does not mean you must learn to stare people down but rather to look at them when you are talking to them and not look down or off into space. Whether true or not, most of us have been taught that you cannot trust a person who will not look you in the eye, so we react to lack of eye contact in a negative way. Practice looking people in the eye as you listen to them and then as you speak. The person looking at you will perceive this ability to look at them as an act of confidence and honesty. Fourth, what you are wearing does count in how people perceive you. Yes, you have the right to wear anything you choose, but you must understand that other people have the right to exclude you from their circle of friends, clients and acquaintances. Dress should always be appropriate to the occasion. If you must err in dress, always err to be overdressed rather than underdressed. Another rule of thumb is to dress equal to or better than the people with whom you wish to associate. Pay attention to what your body is saying. Remember that whether or not you are listening to it, other people are and making judgments about you.Hodges is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and syndicated columnist. He also hosts an interviewformat television program, Spotlight on Government, on the Tampa Bay Community Network, 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. Phone: 813-6410816. Email: Website: www.billhodges.comPositive Talk: What is your body saying?Rotary Club of Southbay After Hours holds benefit for talented vocalist LORENA LOPEZAt 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, the Rotary Club of Southbay After Hours will present An Evening with Soloist Lorena Lopez at the Freedom Plaza Auditorium, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center.The concert is a fundraising event to send Lopez to a summer program at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Donations are tax-deductible, and all proceeds go toward her scholarship. A graduate of Riverview High School, Lopez will graduate this year from the University of South Florida with a double major in music and psychology. She has been a member of the USF Chamber Singers and has performed at Carnegie Hall and at Trinity Wall Street Church. The concert will also feature a duet performance with tenor Gabriel Hernandez. Accompanist is Jeffery Chodil. Tickets are available now in the Freedom Plaza sales office and will be on sale at the Atrium kiosk starting April 21. For more information, call 813634-1824.


APRIL 17, 2014 5 Ruskin Animal Hospital & Cat Clinic Drs. Ott, Langston,Waldy & Heaton PET TIP: Diabetes is one of the most common health conditions in cats, especially those who are overweight. Cats who are eating more but losing weight may be at risk for diabetes and should be examined by a veterinarian. : The Very Best6416 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Apollo Beach(Publix Shopping Center)(813) HOURS OF OPERATION:Mon. Fri. 7:30 am 8 pm $2 OFF Regular CutsADULT CHILDREN 12 Barbers to Serve You Dannas Dazzling Dealshas been registered withHillsborough County, FLas a ctitious By %  KEVIN BRADY kevin@observernews.netPerfect weather drew more than 200 people to the Apollo Beach Kite Festival, more than double last years attendance and the largest crowd ever for the six-year-old event. The free event, where children and the young at heart are supplied with free kites as well as free watermelon, cookies, chips and water, took place April 12 at the Apollo Beach Nature Center. Begun as part of the beachfront communitys 50th anniversary celebration, the festival has become a community staple. It was a great turnout, said Mary Lou Luce of the Apollo Beach Beautification Committee, the all-volunteer community group behind the festival. All the donations mean we will be able to buy more kites and hot dogs. The nonprofit group also holds an annual plant sale and installs Christmas decorations and patriotic and holiday banners along Apollo Beach Boulevard. For more information about the ABBC, email Mary Lou Luce at turn out for Apollo Beach Kite Fest KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSA light breeze and sunshine provided perfect conditions for Elise, 8, to try out her kite. Helping provide the free kites, food and drinks were, from left, Susan Veeder, Pat Williams, Mary Lou Luce and Larry Underwood, volunteers from the Apollo Beach Beautification Committee. Damien, 4, left, and Jade, 8, decorate their kites before taking to the skies. Skylar, 8, enjoyed the day on the beach in Apollo Beach.


6 APRIL 17, 2014 Thursday, April 17Maundy ThursdayTenebrae Service Holy Communion 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 18Good Friday4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 20Easter SundayHoly Communion 10:00 a.m. All Welcome Open Communion TableDavid R. Allman, Pastor Join us on Resurrection Sunday, April 20th SOUTH BAY CHURCH 6:20 a.m. (sunrise) bring a lawn chair An Easter Experience. Jesus calls...Come!MAUNDY THURSDAY7:00 p.m. Worship ServiceSATURDAY11:00 a.m. Stations of the CrossHOLY WEEKEASTER SUNDAY7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service 8:00 Breakfast. For reservations call 813-634-1252 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship with Chancel, Handbells, Brass Choirs and Message 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Praise Band, Brass, Songs and MessageDr. Mark Salmon, PastorST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1329 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center ST. ANNE CATHOLIC 106 11th Avenue NE 813-645-1714 Holy Thursday8:00 a.m. .................Morning Prayer of the Liturgical Hours 7:00 p.m. ................Solemn Mass of the Lords Supper, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament till 11:00 p.m.Good Friday (Fast and Abstinence)12:00 p.m. ...............Stations of the Cross 3:00 p.m. ................Solemn Celebration of the Lords Passion 6:00 p.m. ................La Pasin del SeorHoly Saturday9:00 a.m. .................Rehearsal for Vigil (R.C.I.A./ Liturgical Ministers)10:00 a.m. ...............Reconciliation 12:00 p.m. ...............Blessing of Easter FoodEaster Sat., 8:15 p.m. ........Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter Easter Sunday....... 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (Espaol) and 5:00 p.m. PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH SUN CITY CENTER702 Valley Forge Blvd. 813-634-2328Holy Week Confessions schedule is available at Thursday7:00 p.m. ......................Mass of the Lords Supper. Adoration following Mass till 9:00 p.m.Good Friday9:00 a.m. ......................Divine Mercy Chaplet 12:00 noon ...................Stations of the Cross 3:00 p.m. ......................Passion of the LordHoly Saturday9:00 a.m. ......................Divine Mercy Chaplet 12:00 noon ...................Blessing of Easter Food 8:00 p.m. ......................Easter Vigil MassEaster Sunday8:00 & 10:00 a.m. .....Conesa Center 8:00, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon ..................ChurchHoly Thursday7:00 p.m. ................Bilingual ServiceGood Friday3:00 p.m. ................English Service 6:30 p.m. .................Spanish dramatization of the Lords Passion followed by Veneration of the CrossHoly Saturday8:30 p.m. .................Easter Vigil (mostly in Spanish)Easter Sunday8:00 a.m. .................Misa en Espaol 10:00 a.m. ...............English Mass 12:00 p.m. ...............Misa en Espaol


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ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY DENTAL IMPLANT and PERIODONTAL EXAM Web: | Email: trubino@bradentonperio.comBRING or MENTION THIS AD By %  MICAH BREWER bmicah25@yahoo.comWell, this week is Easter, what a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. This has to be one of my favorite holidays. Even though most of the time I dont care for pastels, everything is decorated in bright vibrant colors and it just seems to fit. I enjoy seeing everyone dressed up in their fancy clothes headed to church. All the ladies look beautiful, and all the little boys look miserable. Maybe its my misconception, but it seems like ladies dressup clothes are much more comfortable than the guys. I still wouldnt want to put on makeup, or do my hair, but suits typically arent very comfortable. I just feel constricted in that jacket. Especially at church, there isnt really a comfortable way to sit in a pew for an hour and listen to a sermon. And since we are in Florida, of course it will probably be 135 degrees outside. But, hey, its worth it. This year Im really excited because my son just started walking, and we will get some great pictures of him looking for Easter eggs and looking cute in In the mind of MicahWhat Easter means to methe outfit grandma got him six months ago for this occasion. You can never be too prepared. The kid is only 10 months old, so he probably wont know that he is looking for eggs, but since he is into everything right now, I dont think it will be that hard to get him into the spirit of things. The most difficult part will be keeping him from eating everything else that he finds on his hunt. Oh, and keeping the Easter clothes on him Im sure will be a challenge. Disrobing is one of my sons favorite pastimes. Ive tried to explain to the boy that propriety dictates that we remain clothed in public, but he seems to have no shame. In fact the more undressed he is, the bigger the smile on his face. I guess he takes after his dad in that sense. Since we are Americans, Im sure there will be plenty of food. Good thing. I just got my appetite back from Christmas. If we didnt have a holiday soon, Im not sure I could make it all the way to the Fourth of July without pigging out on a holiday. Although I love Easter, it has a much different feel to it than most other holidays, in my opinion. In some ways, it is almost somber, almost like Memorial Day. Its a day special in our hearts when we spend time with loved ones remembering that great sacrifice that was made for us to live in freedom. As a Christian, I am so thankful that Jesus chose to go to the cross and give his life for my sins. One of the most touching parts of the Easter story, for me, is when Christ went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray before His arrest. He told the disciples multiple times that He had come to give His life, and they still didnt understand what He was talking about. He asks them to stay in the garden and pray with Him, and they all fell asleep. How lonely that must have felt. After a night of agonizing prayer, Jesus lifts up one of the simplest, most profound prayers that have ever been uttered, Not mine, but your will be done. For every believer all over the world throughout history, Jesus gives us the ultimate example of how we are to live. Long before He was kneeling in that garden saying that prayer, He told his disciples that if you are a believer, you must take up your cross and follow Him. To them it wasnt a religious symbol, it was the Roman equivalent of an electric chair. There was no confusion. He was saying, you must give your whole life to follow me. And then he displayed the love of God to the whole world in the most shocking way possible. A man who had no sin, took the sin of the world on himself to restore a relationship that was broken when man sinned in another garden. It doesnt matter what youve done or who you are, God loves you. Without the Easter story, we could say those words, but we really wouldnt understand how deep that love is. The crucifixion is not pretty, its not clean or cute. We use bunnies and eggs to soften the gravity of the day. But personally, I want to feel it. I want to remember what Jesus did for me, and what He has saved me from. Its important for those of us who believe in Jesus to remember that our freedom from sin did not come cheap, but it is free for all who ask for it. From my family to yours, have a happy Easter. A heartfelt wish to all our Jewish readers...Happy Passoverfrom the staff at The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current


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I was considering one last year, but now I hear they are more difficult to get. Ready to Reverse Dear Ready, Thats correct. Tighter rules on reverse mortgages that have recently gone into effect have made them harder to get, especially for seniors with heavy debt problems. The reason the Federal Housing Administration made these changes was to strengthen the product, which has suffered from a struggling housing market and a growing number of defaults by borrowers. Heres a rundown of how reverse mortgages now work in 2014. Overview: The basics are still the same. A reverse mortgage is a loan that allows senior homeowners to borrow money against the equity in their house. The loan doesnt have to be repaid until the homeowner dies, sells the house or moves out for at least 12 months. Its also important to know that with a reverse mortgage, you, not the bank, own the house, so youre still responsible for property taxes, insurance and repairs. Eligibility: To be eligible for a reverse mortgage you must be at least 62 years old, own your own home (or owe only a small balance) and currently be living there. You will also need to undergo a financial assessment to determine whether you can afford to make all the necessary tax and insurance payments over the projected life of the loan. Lenders will look at your sources of income, assets and credit history. Depending on your financial situation, you may be required to put part of your loan into an escrow account to pay future bills. If the financial assessment finds that you cannot pay your insurance and taxes and have enough cash left to live on, you will be denied. Loans: Nearly all reverse mortgages offered today are Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, which are FHA-insured and offered through private mortgage lenders and banks. HECMs also have home-value limits that vary by county, but cannot exceed $625,500. See code/llslcrit.cfm for a list of HUD approved lenders. Loan amounts: The amount you get through a reverse mortgage depends on your age, your homes value and the prevailing interest rates. Generally, the older you are, the more your house is worth, and the lower the interest rates are, the more you can borrow. A 70-yearold, for example, with a home worth $300,000 could borrow around $170,000 with a fixed-rate HECM. To calculate how much you can bor row, visit Loan costs: Reverse mortgages have a number of upfront fees, including a 2-percent lender origination fee for the first $200,000 of the homes value and 1 percent of the remaining value, with a cap of $6,000; a 0.5 percent initial mortgage-insurance premium fee; along with an appraisal fee, closing costs and other miscellaneous expenses. Most fees can be deducted from the loan amount to reduce your out-ofpocket cost at closing. In addition, youll also have to pay an annual mortgage-insurance premium of 1.25 percent of the loan amount. Payment options: You can receive the money in a lump sum, a line of credit, regular monthly checks or a combination of these. But in most cases, you cannot withdraw more than 60 percent of the loan during the first year. If you do, youll pay a 2.5 percent upfront insurance premium fee. Counseling: All borrowers are required to get face-to-face or telephone counseling through a HUDapproved independent counseling agency before taking out a reverse mortgage. Some agencies are awarded grants that enable them to offer counseling for free, but most charge around $125 to $250. To locate a counseling agency near you, visit or call 800-569-4287. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior. How reverse mortgages work in 2014THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller This Chrysler Crown Imperial, owned by Bert and Rose Schleissing of Riverview, was voted Roamin Oldies Cruiser of the Month for April.Big, bold 1963 Chrysler is Cruiser of the MonthThe elegant white-on-white 1963 Chrysler Crown Imperial convertible, on display at the Roamin Oldies April 3 cruise-in, attracted a steady stream of admirers. Owned by Bert and Rose Schleissing of Riverview, it was voted Cruiser of the Month. Extravagant in size, style and appointments, it was among the most expensive and exclusive cars of its day. Chrysler built only 531 convertibles in 1963. This one is an outstanding example, superbly restored and powered by a 390-horsepower cross-ram engine fitted to Chryslers push-button transmission. Bert, a lifelong car guy, acquired the big convertible only a few days before the event. The Roamin Oldies host a cruise-in from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the Apollo Beach Winn-Dixie Plaza on U.S. 41, with a rain date the following Thursday. There is no charge for spectators or participants, who vote to select the cruiser of the month. About 100 of the areas finest antique and collectible cars often take part, accompanied by classic oldies music played by DJ Joey Ferrante. The event is sponsored by Thompsons Auto Parts and Sun City Center Funeral Home. For information, call Chet at 813-842-1511.


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10 APRIL 17, 2014 Terric Kids at Corr Elementary SchoolThese students at Corr Elementary were recognized for making responsible choices. Kindergarten: Amber Pierce, Diana Ariza-Fuentes, Robinson Tirado, Jacquelyn Jimenez, Kailyn Smith and Dominic Dennison. First Grade: Jaicee Cheadle, Star-Lynn Dicken, Yazmin Perez-Rosales, Jonathan Carrillo, Shayra Moreno, Phineas Ross-Whichello, Ryan Gandy and Kayleyona Dennis. Second Grade: Geovanni Escobedo-Soto, Kamsi Mba, David Delgado, Andrea Mendoza, Brianna Colome, Allison Green and XAveaur Turner. Third Grade: Matthew Peyton, Madison Capps, Alejandro Santiago, Gabriel Mendoza, Alexis Roberts, Bonifacio Victoria, Jesenia Rasgado, Ava Usher and Brianna Paz. Fourth Grade: Saul Mayorazgo, Lorena Araujo, Hana Galvin, Kevin Santana, Isael Iturriaga and Rachel Montrose. Fifth Grade: Alex Navarvette, Jada Askew, Ryan Duffy, Jayvanniah Dolcine, Brianna Hill and Sebastian Trumbower.Palms to be planted for Earth DayFrom 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 22, the Florida Home Partnership will hold a tree-planting event to commemorate Earth Day. The 14th Avenue Community Beautification Project, Phase 1, will take place at Bayou Pass Village 4, 6th Street SE and 14th Avenue SE, Ruskin. Those planning to assist with planting the Washington palm trees are encouraged to wear appropriate attire and footwear, such as boots, tennis shoes, jeans, T-shirts, etc. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. The Apollo Beach Womans Club, in cooperation with the Riverview and Ruskin Womans Clubs, will hold a Movie Night scholarship fundraiser at the AMC Regency, Brandon. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, May 8. The cost of $20 includes the movie, The Other Woman with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton; a Chick Fil A sandwich; popcorn, beverage and cookie. In addition, there will be womens fashions and jewelry for sale, a 50/50 drawing and a raffle. For information and tickets, call Sharon Vasquez at 813-641-7856 or email Robinson inducted into the FGCU Hall of FameJacob Robinson, a graduate of Lennard High School, was recently inducted into the Florida Gulf Coast University Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame, the highest recognition given to student leaders at the university, is reserved for students with demonstrated leadership, integrity and achievement through leadership activities, service and scholarship. The Hall of Fame is limited to no more than 10 students in a given academic year. Robinson will graduate on May 10, with a bachelors degree in communications. He has been accepted into the Teach for America program, and will be teaching in Detroit. Youth Sailing launches new website, opens registration for summer classesYouth Sailing has launched a new website to register young sailors, ages 7 to 17, for sailing classes. Instructors are certified to teach by U.S. Sailing, the national sailing authority, and have credentials in CPR, first aid and boating safety. Class size is limited for safety and personal attention. There are discounts for multiple students and multiple weeks. TSS Youth Sailing is a federal 501(c)3 and Florida nonprofit organization teaching kids and teens to sail, a fun activity that fosters confidence, responsibility, teamwork and awareness. Go to for information and to register for classes in June, July and August. For more information, call Susan Bishop at 813-956-1642. Youth Sailing is at 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach. Local womens clubs team up for movie fundraiser From left are Sara Hostelley, Sydney Hostelley and Kya Matthews.The East Bay Girls Flag Football team continued to make progress in district play. During a recent threegame stretch, the Indians won two district games and lost one, moving to 4-2 on the season. Against Newsome, the Wolves shut down the Indians offense and took a 6-0 lead at halftime. East Bay came roaring back in the second half and came out on top 206. QB Madeline Hornacek ran for a score and threw TDs to Valorie East Bay Watchby Michael CooperEast Baywatch: Season updateGutierrez and Michelle Rodriguez. Rodriguez led defensively with 10 flag pulls, while Hornacek and Kya Matthews had two and one interceptions, respectively. Against Spoto, the team played to near perfection in a 54-0 rout, a single-game scoring record. Hornacek rushed for 57 yards and three TDs, caught a TD pass and threw TDs, two to Tabitha Willis and one to Sara Hostelley. Sydney Hostelley rounded out the scoring with a 37-yard punt return. Rodriguez led defensively with 7 flag pulls, and Matthews had two interceptions. In the third game, the Indians tried to overcome a 14-0 deficit, but could not convert for two extra points and lost 14-12. Hornacek threw TDs to Sydney Hostelley and Rodriguez. Quiana Jean-Baptiste led the defense with 12 flag pulls. Stay up to date with the team by going to minorities studying accounting urged to apply for Clay Ford ScholarshipThe Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations Division of Certified Public Accounting is encouraging minority accounting students across the state to apply for this years Clay Ford scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to minority students studying to become certified public accountants, or CPAs. More than $1 million has been awarded by the CPA Education Minority Assistance Program since the programs implementation in 1999. The CPA Education Minority Assistance Program was established to encourage fifth-year accounting students to remain in school and complete the necessary requirements to obtain a Florida CPA license. The Clay Ford scholarship is funded by a $10 portion from each individual and firm license fee. If requirements are met, applicants may be eligible for scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 per semester, which are awarded for a maximum of two semesters. Floridas greatest investment lies in the education of our youth, said DBPR Secretary Ken Lawson. The Clay Ford scholarship is a great way to assist eligible students with the costs of school, therefore helping bright students complete all the requirements necessary for CPA licensure. I hope to encourage all of these bright students to stay and do business in Florida. Applications for the scholarship must be postmarked by June 1, 2014. For more information on the scholarship, including the application process and eligibility criteria, visit someone dress for successThe South Shore Young Professionals Association would like your lightly used business attire for its Professional Clothing Drive. Why not go through your closet and find those items that you will never wear again and donate them for SSYPA to distribute within the community? Your old professional apparel could furnish another person with the confidence to return to the workplace, make a great first impression and land a job that could change their life. Donations are preferred on clothes hangers and can be dropped off at the following locations: Works Lane, Riverview 96106 Delancey Station St., Riverview The drop-off deadline is Tuesday, April 22, at the GRCC Monthly Membership Luncheon. For more information on the Professional Clothing Distribution event, visit


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More than once I have let a small business (and a couple of large ones) pay for their Chamber membership with either goods or ser vices. I gave Sams Club a booth at our annual fall expo in exchange for enough coffee (regular and decaf) to take us well into 2015. Dales Designs makes all of our signs for us to pay for his membership. Trade-outs and the barter system are as American as Rosie the Riveter. But in order to get a good trade, you have to know the art of negotiation, either as a business owner or as a customer. Before you go into a store or talk to someone providing a service, make sure youre talking with the person who can make a deal. You are wasting your time trying to get an agreement from the kid collecting shopping carts in the parking lot. Ask up front, Are you the person who can authorize this? If they arent, dont settle. Ask to speak to someone in authority. Have an idea of what you want before you just go in and ask What kind of deal can you give me? You dont want to come off as a whats in it for me type. You want to go into the discussion with the attitude of finding a mutually beneficial trade. So, if you want 10 percent off a garment because there is a smear of makeup on the collar (that you know will come out), say so. The store sells a damaged item that would have been a charge off, and you go home with what you want at a reasonable price. Its also smart to think about what you bring to the table as well. Ask your lawn guy if hell give you $25 for every referral you give him that lands him a contract. He gets new business, and you get a commission. Its the cheapest way he could ever dream of expanding his business, and you get rewarded for your efforts in helping him. Make sure you are both getting what was originally agreed to. If you have someone working off what they would otherwise owe you, have them give you an itemized invoice of what they did and how much it would have cost you. Then double-check to make sure all the work was done to your satisfaction at the agreed-upon price. Even if this is family, remember this is business, not personal. There are entire neighborhoods setting up service banks whereby retired CPAs, hairstylists, handymen, attorneys and even babysitters all contribute hours into the bank and then withdraw the services of others when they need them. Its a great idea and one that would work especially well in retirement communities. At the end of the day, bartering is all about two parties each providing something to the other that they both need and want. But to work, each party has to be clear in what they offer and what they want in return. Happy trading!By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: The art of negotiatingSpring cleaning at Venue TTheatreVenue Theatre in Pinellas Park will have a fundraiser Spring Cleaning Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until April 26. Sale items will include clothing, props, videotapes, books, a huge doll collection, electronics, chairs, and more. Venue Theatre is in the Hudsons Furniture Plaza at U.S. 19 and Mainlands Boulevard. Call 727-656-8525 for more information.South Bay Hospital hosts Earth Day eventSouth Bay Hospital will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include a plant sale, book swap and electronics recycling. The event is open to the public and will take place in the front lobby. South Bay Hospital is at 4016 Sun City Center Blvd., Sun City Center. For more information, call 813634-0496.MMOSII hosts Food TT ruck MMadness, featuring MMythbusters AAfter DarkMOSI will host a Food Truck Madness event, featuring MythBusters After Dark, on Friday, April 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. This event will be the last chance for Tampa-area residents and visitors to see MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at night. Attendees will have the opportunity to try food from the areas coolest food trucks, including Mobile Munchiez, Der Wurst Wagen, Aloha to go, Rennys Oki Doki, Enjoy Sweets, The Inside Scoop and more. Guests can enjoy great games and music, and conquer MOSIs Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line in the dark. MOSIs standard exhibit galleries will be open, in addition to the blockbuster exhibition MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition. Can you dodge a paintball? Can you drive a car blindfolded? Does toast always tend to land butter-side down? Does running in the rain get you less wet than walking? At MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, MOSI guests become the myth buster. They test the myths and record their results to uncover the truth behind these and other burning questions. Then, they can enjoy a live myth-busting stage show that will have their hearts and minds racing. Admission to Food Truck Madness is free. Additional fees apply for MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition and Sky Trail attractions. MOSI general exhibits will be available for just $5 that evening. Tickets to MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition can be purchased in advance by calling 813-987-6000. Tickets for MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition are $24.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors (60+) and $19.95 for children (2-12), and include admission to either MOSIs permanent exhibits or a documentary IMAX film. MOSI member tickets to MythBusters are $11.95 for adults and $9.95 for children (2-12). For more information, visit ake control of your nances with one-on-one free nancial guidanceHillsborough County residents can receive free one-on-one financial guidance on basic personal financial management from the University of Florida/Hillsborough County Florida Master Money Mentors program. 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An indepth, intimate narrative, full of fresh information and insights, Dearie is an entertaining, all-out adventure story of one of our most fascinating and beloved figures. From the hardcover edition. Copies of the book are available at the library. Movie Matinee: Much Ado About Nothing Friday, April 18, 2:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon film in honor of National Poetry month. Directed by Joss Whedon, this modern retelling of Shakespeares classic comedy features two pairs of lovers (Beatrice and Benedick, Hero and Claudio) with different takes on romance and a way with words. Rated PG-13, 2013. 109 minutes. A Call to All Fiber Artists Monday, April 21, all day The John Crawford Art Advisory Board is looking for interested fiber artists to display in our Crawford Gallery during November and December. This Fiber Art Group Show will include quilting, weaving, stitching, felting and paper-making. All work must be original. Applications will be available March 3 to April 28 at the Information Desk at SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call Laurie Burhop at 813-273-3652. Introduction to Kindle Fire Tuesday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. An introduction to the Kindle Fire, including the registration of an Amazon account, WiFi, and other basic functions and settings. Limit: 20. eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps Tuesday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive. Also discover how to use library eBooks with an account. Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Limit: 20. Adult/Teen Drawing Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor Nicole Lamothe and learn some techniques for drawing a still life. All levels welcome. Limit 22. Register at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. eBooks for Tablets and SmartPhones Wednesday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on an Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 device using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Presented by Tampa Bay Library Consortium. Limit: 20. Family Center on Deafness Telephone Distribution Wednesday, April 23, 1 p.m. Presented by Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. FTRI provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 23, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, mahjong. Beginners are welcome. Free instruction will be provided. Participants are asked to bring their own mahjong card. Limited to 32 players. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396, Local Boy Scouts seek funding for Camp AlafiaThe Gulf Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America, is seeking $1.5 million in funding support to develop Camp Alafia in Lithia with a canoe/ kayak outpost, camping facilities and ranges for BB rifle and archery. The camps entrance is near the corner of FishHawk Boulevard and Lithia Pinecrest Road. The Boy Scouts now use this land for primitive camping, but they want to offer more modern-style camping options and be a community resource that can be used by local churches and nonprofit and corporate organizations alike. Grant Martin, Boy Scouts vice president of fund development, is seeking speaking opportunities to educate the community about this special and exciting project. For more information, call Martin at 813-872-2691, ext. 121 or 813610-7867 or email The Mellotones to appear at Moonglow Ballroom Dance Club presents live music by The Mellotones at its monthly dance, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. The attire at Moonglow dances is dressy casual. Members are free; visitors/guests pay $5 at the door. Singles tables are always available. BYOB and snacks; the club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins. The Moonglow holds monthly dances year-round, always with live music. Visitors are welcome. 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Looking back, he is appreciative of the life he had but still wishes he could have finished his career and retired as a healthy man with more options. He attends the support group every month and anything else where he can learn how to help himself. Smith is still working hard to come back from the card life dealt him. Twelve other people joined him at the stroke support group that day. They are of every age, from every walk of life, and their stroke is unique to them. Strokes are scary. Learning to live again and face the challenges LIA MARTIN PHOTOFrom left, Bob Ewing, Bruce Smith, Dr. Oliver Hackett and Doug Gatchell attend the stroke support group sponsored by South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center. It is held at the Sun City Chamber of Commerce the first Wednesday of every month. f


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While the terminal has a rich history, the new warehouse represents a rebirth, said Rich Krakowski, vice president of the companys supply chain. A little over two years ago, due to some mine challenges, this facility went through a tough period, Krakowski said. We had to curtail operations because we couldnt move rock across the Gulf, but the confidence in this facility never wavered. The new warehouse makes the Gibsonton site a worldclass terminal, he said. There are many people to thank, but its really a testimonial to all the employees here who got through that period. As the warehouse was being built it created a lot of temporary jobs in the area, and now we are back to a facility that employs 25 people. The warehouse will allow Mosaic to consolidate receiving, warehousing and shipping facilities for raw materials, improve control of the quality of that product, improve and diversify shipping and receiving, and reduce costs. The unveiling of the warehouse is a culmination of the strategy and persistence to get this facility up and running, Krakowski said. The 110,000-ton Gibsonton warehouse contains eight bays, six of which can handle 10,000 tons of fertilizer. The other two can store up to 25,000 tons each. With an existing warehouse on the site, the terminal can store up to 140,000 tons at one time. This is an important project for Mosaic and something we can be really proud of, said Joc ORourke, executive vice president of operations. If we are going to meet our mission to help the world grow the food it needs, we have to be excellent in all facets, and that includes our supply chain, and this is a real step toward that. Mosaic also recently put the finishing touches on a $4.5 million wetlands restoration project at two plots along U.S. 41 in Gibsonton. Work on 10 acres of mangroves restoration and new oyster reefs, part one of the project, started last July at Giants Camp, a stones throw from the Alafia River Bridge on U.S. 41. Part two, a similar project just north of the Giants Camp on U.S. 41, began last fall.f KEVIN BRADY PHOTOSThe new warehouse is something we can be really proud of, said Joc ORourke, executive vice president of operations. The new Mosaic warehouse was unveiled April 9 at a ceremony in Gibsonton. A choir from Progress Middle School gave a stirring rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at the unveiling. We thought it was all a done deal, Marsh said. And so did most everyone else until last April, when a developer challenged the Community Plan guidelines and county attorney Adam Gormley found the plans guidelines were not part of the countys Land Development Code. Now the county is proposing a new amendment to the Code to fix the oversight. The original language of that in the proposed county amendment, Marsh said. Chastened, county officials have now produced new language for the amendment that they believe more closely resembles the intent and spirit of the Community Plan. The language [of the second draft of the amendment] is much stronger and says that if you do not meet the guidelines of the Community Plan, you have to provide a document that justifies how you are furthering the intent, goals and vision on the Plan, Smith said. If passed, the amendment will give developers two choices: abide by the guidelines of the Community Plan and sail through the approval process, or provide detailed reasons why they need to opt out of the Plans guidelines. At issue are specific guidelines in the Community Plan for land use, density and lot sizes in four areas of Ruskin: Area 1: The Old Ruskin neighborhood west of downtown will feature lower-density, single-family housing in keeping with the traditional character of the area. Area 2: This area east of downtown and west of the I-75 employment center will accommodate a variety of housing types, including multifamily and entrylevel housing. Area 3: This area south of College Avenue will accommodate a more suburban style and type of residential development with safeguards for the redevelopment of property along the Manatee River. Area 4: This area southeast of I-75 will retain its rural and agricultural character and provide for enhanced interaction and access to the publicly owned lands adjacent to the Little Manatee River. But while community activists are encouraged by the new language of the proposed Land Development Code amendment, no one is cracking any bottles of champagne. Smith expects county commissioners to hear from developers who will oppose the amendment, so its really important citizens let their voices be heard, he said. Have your say by phone, email or at public meetings. Contact the county commission by calling 813-272-5660 or visit and click on the government tab and follow the link to contact your commissioner under the board of county commissioners heading. This link also provides each commissioners email contact. At 6 p.m., on Thursday, April 24, the first of two public hearings will be held with the Board of County Commissioners. The Planning Commission will review the amendment for consistency with the Comprehensive County Plan on May 12. Commissioners will vote on the amendment at their 6 p.m., May 29 meeting after the second and final public hearing. Both public hearings will take place on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. Note: A county email announcing public meetings on the new amendment at SouthShore Regional Library on April 17 and 22 was sent out in error. View the draft amendment schedule at: f amendment was met with a barrage of criticism by the majority of a standing-room-only public meeting last month at SouthShore Regional Library. Calling the language of the amendment totally useless, Smith urged a rewrite. They want to do it, but with a big exit for developers where anyone that wants to do something thats not by the letter of the Community Plan just has to say it corresponds with the vague one sentence descriptions of each area


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For more information, volunteer opportunities or donations, please visit our website (careshelter,org) or give us a call at 813-645-2273. We are very grateful for your support. JD Lewis headlines one of three free events at Canoe Outpost over Easter weekend.Easter Eggs-stravaganza EventThe Canoe Outpost on the Little Manatee River is holding three fun family events for Easter weekend. All the events are free. At 8 p.m. on Friday, April 18, there will be a big outdoor screen showing Who Framed Roger Rabbit? There will be movie concessions and fresh popcorn.At 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, Canoe Outpost hosts a free concert featuring J.D. & Zanthia Lewis Swamp Grass Tunes. Attend and hear original songs about the river and the area from a Florida Cracker whose family has been in the area for more than 100 years. There will be drinks and food concessions, so go on out and enjoy a free music concert under the Florida sky. Bring your lawn chairs for the shows, since the Outpost has limited picnic table seating. At 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, the kids can enjoy the Outposts firstever Easter egg hunt. Kids have free rein all over the campground to hunt for eggs, many filled with surprises. If you are canoeing or kayaking, there will be eggs to find along the river trail, too. Canoe Outpost Little Manatee River, at 18001 U.S. 301 South, just three miles south of Sun City Center, offers canoe and kayak trips, camping and cabin rentals. So go for the show or go for the weekend. For more information, visit or call 813-634-2228.More on the use of DNA in genealogyThe Tuesday, May 20, meeting of the South Bay Genealogical Society will feature Drew Smith continuing his discussion on the use of DNA for genealogy. This meeting will follow a noon luncheon ($13) to be held in the Royal Palm Room at Little Harbor Resort, 611 Destiny Drive, Ruskin. For reservations and information, call Terri Cardoza at 813-633-5172 by May 14. The Genealogical Society provides Ask a Genealogist assistance at SouthShore Regional Library on a scheduled basis and holds monthly program meetings, as well as workshops and seminars, to assist those tracing their family history. Membership is open to all South County residents who have an inter est in genealogy.County to hold public meeting to discuss land donation to state for veterans nursing home The Hillsborough County Real Estate & Facilities Services Department has scheduled a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, to discuss a proposal to donate county-owned land to the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs for a 120-bed nursing home. Two existing county parcels, each 20 acres, are being considered. One parcel adjoins a Public Utilities Department maintenance unit at 10707 Rhodine Road in Riverview. The other parcel is located at 12239 Old Mor ris Bridge Road, southeast of the I-75 and Fletcher Avenue interchange. County staff will be at the meeting, set for Brandon Regional Service Center, 311 Pauls Drive in Brandon, to review the proposed locations and answer questions from residents. All meeting facilities are accessible, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Additional necessary accommodations will be provided with a 48-hour notice. For more information, call Steve Valdez, citizen engagement manager, at 813-272-5275. TTY: 301-7173.


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APRIL 17, 2014 21 1701 Rickenbacker Drive Suite 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573www.brandoneye.comSun City Center Cataract & Eye Clinic CataractS and BeyonD FREE SeminarRefreshments will be servedCall 813-634-8877to reserve your seat Dr. Oliva and reviewed by their peer group Working Group II who said after studying the data that it was possible that climate change was already causing problems. We see impacts from the equator to the poles, and the coast to the mountains, Christopher Field, a Stanford biologist, said in the article. He is also the co-chairman of Working Group II. In spite of the ever-increasing fossil fuel industry requirements and standards that the Environmental Protection Agency asks of industry owners in particular, coal-fired power plants the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere may have already taken its toll. EPA scientists have learned that climate changes prior to the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s can be explained by natural causes, such as changes in solar energy, volcanic eruptions and natural changes in greenhouse gas concentrations. This new research study also implies that human activities, not natural causes, explain why, since the mid-20th century, we have observed a warming of the Earths climate. There is a meltdown of the polar ice cap and glaciers, a rise in sea level and drought as early indicators, they say. [However, not all scientists fully agree with this reasoning.] These scientists are saying the biggest impact from global warming may be the lack of fresh water in our near future. Though Florida has fewer problems with water than states like California, Arizona and Texas, it behooves us to be aware of their current situation when it comes to water. The Southwest has already endured 14 years of drought with low snowpack in the Rockies and the Colorado Rivers reduction in water flow over years due to increased population in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego and Phoenix. Texas has been in drought since 2011. The state has assigned a committee headed by Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) to research whether it will be worth the money and effort to desalinate seawater. It will cost up to $6 a gallon for water to be produced by this method. Water per 1,000 gallons costs about 25 cents now. To date, Texas has already built more than 40 desalination plants to process brackish water, or inland sea water, to produce fresh water. Now Texas may turn to the Gulf of Mexico to ensure that its citizens have water for domestic, agriculture, municipal and industrial use in the future. California growers locked horns with environmentalists in March when the state approved a bill that will limit water deliveries from the northern part of the state to southern California. Both sides want to preserve the environment, but water is necessary to produce crops and to warm wine grapes when there is a frost. Florida is in a similar situation. Most of our groundwater lies in the northern part of the state, but it is the southern cities of Florida that are gobbling up the water because of increasing population every year. Tampa Bay is also growing by leaps and bounds annually.Floridas water realityAt the first Sayfie Review Florida Leaders Summit last September in Orlando, state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam told those gathered that Floridas freshwater supply would be a top problem if the state tried to maintain its economic and residential growth. The water issues in Florida historically have been viewed as someone elses problems, Putnam told a Florida House natural resources committee later that year. There is now not a single corner of the state that is not impacted by this. The Sayfie Review is named after Justin Sayfie, a lawyer and Water wars, water shortagesf f Best for Last! Elegant Paired Villas from the $160s Luxury Single-Family & Estate Homes from the low $200s to $400s TAMPA SARASO TA FLORIDAS NEW The Power of His Touch presentation Simmons Loop Baptist Church will present the gospel story of Jesus in a musical drama on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 20, at 10:45 a.m. The presentation, The Power of His Touch, is free and open to the public. The church is at 6610 Simmons Loop, Riverview, 1/4 mile south of Big Bend Road off U.S. 301. For more information, call 813-677-9310 or visit


22 APRIL 17, 2014 Prices subject to change without notice. Offers available on select homes as determined by Lennar, for purchase agreements written and closed by May 31, 2014. Copyright 2014 Lennar Corporation. All rights reserved. Lennar, the Lennar logo, Everythings Included Homes and the Everythings Included Homes logo are registered service marks or service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. CGC 1518166. INCLUDED For more information, call, visit the web, or come to a Lennar Welcome Home Center. 8002409163 FOMO on DHD ( F ear Of M issing O ut on D ream H ome D eals)Dont panic. High-quality homes are available at great prices, but inventory is vanishing quickly. Dont get stuck paying too much or getting too little. With Lennar, everythings included. Make sure you are too. LENNARTAMPAFL.COMENTER COMMUNITY CODE Buy your new Lennar home today before inventory runs out and prices go up.HAWKS POINT FLOORPLAN HOMESITE BD/BA/GAR SQ. FT. WAS NOWSt. Vincent 1003 2/2/1 1,400 $159,990 $143,990 Canterbury 2305 3/2.5 1,559 $159,440 $144,990 Canterbury 2302 3/2.5 1,559 $159,340 $144,990 St. Lucia 1002 2/Flex Room/2/1 1,400 $161,540 $144,990 Nottingham 2301 4/3 1,612 $163,190 $147,990 St. Marten 1001 3/2/1 1,517 $165,790 $149,990 Canterbury 2102 3/2.5 1,559 $155,790 $149,990 St. Marten 1004 3/2/1 1,517 $168,790 $154,990 Nottingham 2101 4/3 1,612 $162,440 $156,990 Nottingham 2104 4/3 1,612 $161,440 $156,990 Sagemoor 0111 4/2/2 1,596 $198,790 $182,990 Columbus 0143 3/2/2 1,677 $202,790 $194,990 Hamilton 0007 4/3/2 2,032 $227,040 $204,990 Hamilton 0142 4/3/2 2,032 $228,040 $212,990 Monaco 0139 3/Game Rm/2.5/2 2,441 $244,790 $225,990 Maple 0138 5/Den/Loft/2.5/3 2,858 $275,790 $246,990 Catalina 0110 6/3/2 3,009 $275,040 $249,990 Catalina 0136 6/3/2 3,009 $284,040 $259,990 Monte Carlo 0009 4/Study/Bonus/3/3 3,210 $288,290 $268,990 Monte 0137 4/Study/Bonus/3/3 3,210 $288,290 $269,990 RIVER BEND FLOORPLAN HOMESITE BD/BA/GAR SQ. FT. WAS NOWHarrington 2362 3/Study/2/2 2,051 $207,790 $199,990 Hamilton 2361 4/3/2 2,032 $208,540 $204,990 Doral 1314 4/3/3 2,563 $280,040 $249,990 Riviera Grande 1427 4/3/3 2,709 $269,940 $258,990 Wolcott 1426 6/3/3 3,127 $274,290 $259,990 Wolcott 1313 6/3/3 3,127 $276,290 $261,990 Sawgrass 1424 4/Den/3/3 2,935 $301,940 $271,990 Gr Chatham 1310 4/Den/Bonus/4/3 3,890 $336,940 $309,990 Gr Lancaster 1431 4/Den/Bonus/4/3 4,396 $363,940 $319,990 Gr Chatham 1315 4/Den/Bonus/4/3 3,890 $346,490 $324,990 FLOORPLAN HOMESITE BD/BA/GAR SQ. FT. WAS NOWHamilton C066 4/3/2 2,032 $232,990 $223,990 Hamilton D060 4/3/2 2,032 $237,040 $229,990 Monaco D070 3/Game Rm/2.5/2 2,441 $256,790 $244,990 Monaco D072 3/Game Rm/2.5/2 2,441 $260,790 $249,990 Monaco D061 3/Game Rm/2.5/2 2,441 $263,790 $254,990 $259,990 Monte Carlo C068 4/Study/Bonus/3/3 3,210 $301,040 $286,990 Sequoia C003 6/Den/Bonus/3/3 3,889 $314,490 $299,990 Sequoia C014 6/Den/Bonus/3/3 3,889 $315,340 $299,990 WILSON PRESERVE FLOORPLAN HOMESITE BD/BA/GAR SQ. FT. WAS NOWSt. Moritz 0508 3/2/2 1,353 $186,990 $169,990 Sedona Grande 0505 3/2/2 1,493 $192,990 $185,990 St. Regis 0503 3/2.5/2 1,810 $223,290 $204,990 St. Regis 0509 3/2.5/2 1,810 $224,290 $206,990 Sedgewick 0327 3/Loft/2.5/2 2,352 $231,790 $214,990 Hawthorne 0325 4/Loft/2.5/2 2,440 $238,790 $222,990 Marseilles 0329 4/2.5/2 2,072 $231,790 $222,990 Harrington 0522 3/Study/2/2 2,051 $251,790 $229,990 Monaco 0436 3/Game Rm/2.5/2 2,441 $264,940 $244,990 $259,990 Simmitano 0105 4/Bonus/4/2 2,562 $281,290 $267,990 $269,990 Catalina 0310 6/3/2 3,009 $296,190 $279,990 Monte Carlo 0204 4/Study/Bonus/3/3 3,210 $309,290 $294,990BELMONT SingleFamily Homes from the$200s AYERSWORTHSingeFamily Homes from the $200sSingeFamily Homes from the mid $100sSUMMERFIELDSingeFamily Homes from the mid $200s WATERLEAFSingeFamily Homes from the mid $200s


APRIL 17, 2014 23 Share Your Special Day For a small fee of $20 the Observer News would be delighted to share your special announcement with the community. Please send the announcement, a photo, contact information for you and those celebrating a special occasion and your relationship to the honorees. For more information call 813-645-3111 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 . ...............................5:30 p.m. kitchen opens. . ............................................ 6 p.m. Feather Your Nest. Saturday, April 19 . ..........5 p.m. Turkey Dinner. . ............................................ 6:30 p.m. Music by Spirit Entertainment. 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 813-645-2922. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming Activities Every Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. $8. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 28 Blue Plate Special for all Elks and their guests at 5 p.m. $8 per person. Menu: Meat loaf with all the trimmings. No tickets sold after April 25. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is at 1630 U.S. Highwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone: 813-645-2089. Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N, has listed the following weekly activities. Meetings are: VFW and LAVFW on the 2nd Wednesday each month; and MAVFW, 3rd Thursday each month. Chapel duty at the VA Hospital every Sunday all month, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17 Bar Bingo 6 p.m. Friday, April 18 Fish Fry 4:30 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Cash grab 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Crew games 6 p.m. Music by You 2 Kan 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20 Lounge Games 2 p.m. Music by Bert & Sassy 6:30 p.m. Queen of Hearts drawing 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21 Crew Games 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Lounge Games 1-4 p.m. Bingo: doors open 3 p.m., Bingo 6 p.m. Kitchen opens 4:30 p.m. Free-trial Internet offers can cost a bundle, says Consumer Protection AgencyComplaints received regarding businesses on the Internet touting free trial offers are on the rise at the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency. Consumers searching online for products like herbal supplements, wrinkle-reducing creams, body cleansers, e-cigarettes, diapers, etc., can often be enticed by these offers. It seems practical and financially responsible to sample something new before making a commitment, but, unfortunately, what often begins free can end up with a cost. Free trials can be nothing more than marketing ploys to sign consumers up for more products and bill them monthly without notice. If you decide to try these free offers, you could find yourself faced with the challenge of canceling the monthly charges and trying to get your money back. Research the business Consumers can do basic research online to find information about a company and the products or services it sells. Check out business complaints with the Better Business Bureau and local consumer protection agencies. Check online complaint boards, including and Understand the terms and conditions Before agreeing to anything, find the websites terms and conditions, and read them. If you dont fully understand what they mean or cant locate them to review, dont sign up. Never commit to trial offers when asked for your credit or debit card information Companies may tell you they need your credit card or bank account infor mation for shipping and handling charges. The intent could be to charge you the full product price when the trial period is over and automatically enroll you in a monthly program. If this happens, you could receive the product monthly and your credit card or bank account could be billed monthly. Beware of pre-checked boxes Consumers should look for pre-checked website boxes. Prechecked selections may allow companies to send other products, share your billing information or waive the cancellation period. Mark your calendar Free trials always have a time limit that usually commences at the point of order, not at the point when the product is received. Consumers may assume the trial period begins when they receive the product, but with these types of offers, the trial often starts the day the order is placed or shipped, giving consumers a reduced time period to determine if they truly like the product before being charged full price for it. If you dont cancel your order before the time has lapsed, you may have locked yourself into receiving other products, services and charges to your credit card or bank account. Monitor your account Check your credit card and bank statements to make sure youre not being charged for items you didnt order, or other fraudulent charges. Dont click on pop-ups By clicking on pop-up ads offering free products, you may be downloading malware and viruses onto your computer. Consumers who believe theyve been victimized by a company touting free trial offers can file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission at, Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency at and/or the Better Business Bureau at To contact the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency, call 813-903-3430 or visit


24 APRIL 17, 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. 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 REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIPThe Anointing Church 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 ~ 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 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. Samuel Johnson Area Obituaries Martha Kennard Atherton-FleetwoodMartha Atherton-Fleetwood passed away peacefully on February 20, 2014, just one month shy of her 99th birthday. Born in Chicago in 1915, Martha was the daughter of Ida Mae Menter and Oliver Layfayette Kennard. In 1928, Martha relocated to Holt, Fla., where she attended elementary and high school. She then went on to attend business school in Pensacola, where she learned skills that she applied throughout her life. Martha was married to Sumner (Coonie) Atherton in 1939 and, shortly thereafter, set up home in West Lebanon, N.H., where they would reside until the late 1960s. In addition to raising five children, Martha was instrumental in assisting with the development and operations at the Lebanon Municipal Airport and Connecticut Valley Airways. Summers were spent helping to operate the family-owned Twin Spruce Lodge & Cabins on Lake Wallace in Canaan, Vt. She worked with sales at the Valley News, and operations at WNNE-TV. After their relocation to Sarasota, Martha created and developed her own travel service, which allowed her to enjoy one of her great passions, traveling the world. Continuing to live on the Gulf Coast of Florida after her first husbands passing in 1975, Martha was remarried to Dr. Raymond Fleetwood in 1979, with whom she would share wonderful times, dancing, playing cards, visiting with family and traveling. In 1992, Martha relocated to Kings Point in Sun City Center, where she developed strong friendships and continued with her many activities. She took great pleasure in developing a memoir of her life with the assistance of her son Jeffrey, and it may be read at She was a loving and supportive mother, and a generous and constant friend. Enjoying her many grandand great-grandchildren, she never hesitated to correct their behavior, as she had done with her own children. She leaves behind five children, John Atherton (Anita Chase-Atherton), Jean Hutchinson (Joe), Mary Atherton, Paul (Barbara) and Jeffrey (Natalie Oliver-Atherton); 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husbands, Sumner E. Atherton Jr. and Raymond Fleetwood, as well as a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Hazel Kennard of Knoxville, Tenn. A private interment at the West Lebanon Cemetery will take place on June 28. Donations may be made to the West Lebanon Congregational Church, 18 Maple St., West Lebanon, NH 03784 or to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573. Penelope Chaille Weaver Penelope Chaille Weaver, the loving daughter of Jack and Joan Chaille, born April 14, 1947, passed away peacefully April 4 at her home in Northville, Mich. Funeral services will be held in Northville on April 12.Burton GelbmanBurton Gelbman, 90, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away February 25, 2014. He was born July 13, 1923, in Yonkers, N.Y. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel, he was active in Shriners, Military Officers Association of America and the Computer Club of Sun City Center. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce; brothers Howard and Donald (Barbara); stepson Joel; step-grandchildren Joshua, Aliya and Ben. A Memorial Service will be held April 22, starting at 10 a.m. at Freedom Plazas fourth-floor auditorium, 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home. Community Holocaust memorial service is April 27On Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m., a communitywide Yom Hashoa service will take place at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd. The service to remember the victims of the Holocaust will include prayers, memorial candle-lighting and readings from the Resistance Movement. Songs representing the faith at the time of the Holocaust will be sung by a community choir, led by Chuck Wirick. The community will come together to remember what happened to the victims of Hitler, and to remember the heroes who did not live to tell their stories. The Greater Sun City Center community is encouraged to attend. Food truck rally and Easter egg hunt set for First United MethodistOn Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the First United Methodist Church of Brandon is holding a food truck rally and Easter egg hunt. Six food trucks are planned, and the egg hunt is designed for various ages. The church is at 121 North Knights Ave., one block north of Brandon Boulevard, between Kings and Parsons. For more information, call the church office at 813-689-4161. PAULA CONNERS PHOTOTrinity Baptist holds ribbon cutting for new church signTrinity Baptist church members recently gathered by their new church sign for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Jewell Kitchen, who initiated the sign project, had the honor of cutting the ribbon. The project, which took over a year, involved a significant amount of work by the project group, considerable financial and prayer support from the membership, and much work on the part of the sign company. The new sign will be used to inform the community of church activities and to spread the Christian message. The church is located at 702 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center.Easter Sunrise Service at Friendship BaptistOn April 20, Friendship Baptist Church will host a Lakeside Easter Sunrise service at 7 a.m. with a hot breakfast, including coffee and juice after the service. All are welcome, but bring your lawn chairs or golf carts to sit on. Friendship Baptist Church is at 1511 El Rancho Drive, Sun City Center. Rev. Rance Goad is the pastor.The Journey Out of FundamentalismAt its Thursday, April 17, meeting, Morris Firebaugh, Ph.D., will deliver a service to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center entitled The Journey Out of Fundamentalism. The Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Boulevard. All are welcome. First Baptist Church of Gibsonton Traditional Worship Service Sunday School ............................ 9:30 A.M. Old-Time Gospel Hymns Morning Worship ..................... 10:30 A.M. Nursery Available Sunday Evening ......................... 6:00 P.M. Children & Youth Ministry Mid-Week (Wed.) ........................ 7:00 P.M. We love because 1 John 4:19 Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor


APRIL 17, 2014 25 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service .............................................................10 a.m. Sunday School ..............................................................10 a.m. Wednesday Service ........................................................5 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin 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 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 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 between Services. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church 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 9:15 AM Contemporary 11:00 AM Rite II & Choir Morning Prayer & Healing Service 10 AM every Wednesday Fr. Lee Miller Priest S UN C ITY C ENTER 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E 813 633 3970 Fellowship Hour after all services JAY SPARKMAN PHOTOLords Lighthouse receives IFC grantThe Lords Lighthouse was awarded a grant of $9,000 by the Sun City Center Interfaith Council for the missions feeding program, which targets 275 local families in South Hillsborough County. Pastor William Cruz Sr., chairman of the board and CEO, and Mrs. Cruz, accept the check from Nearly New Shop volunteer Donna Beavon, right. The Interfaith Council uses funds raised by the sale of community donations at the Nearly New Shop to fund grants. Grants are awarded in September and January, and information can be found online at Information about donations is available by calling 813-642-9099. UCC Womens Fellowship elects new officersThe Womens Fellowship at United Community Church recently elected officers for the 2014-2015 year. They are, from left: Marlus Johns, president and circle leader; Roselyn Cruthis, vice president; Rev. Tim Shirley; Beverly Bassette, secretary; Carolyn Salsbury, treasurer; and Sally Morse, circle leader. Redeemer women support orphanageThe women of the Redeemer Lutheran Church chapter of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America recently presented a $600 check to Sigi Espino in support of the Hogar de Ninas Orphanage in Panama. Thrivent Financial supplemented the check with an additional $250. From left are board members Vivian Kann, Mariam Sorby, Lois Hobratschk, Sheila Smith and Sigi Espino.Good Friday service at Southside BaptistRuskins Southside Baptist Church will hold Good Friday service at 7 p.m. on April 18. The church is at 4208 U.S. 41, approximately four miles south of College Ave. (S.R. 674). For more information, call 813645-4085.Prince of Peace Easter scheduleOn Good Friday, Christians around the world remember the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ for the salvation of all. Prince of Peace Catholic Church will remember this most solemn of days with the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 9 a.m., and the Stations of the Cross at noon in the church. The reading of the Passion of the Lord and distribution of Holy Communion will take place at 3 p.m. All are invited to join as the congregation beholds the wood of the Cross, on which hung the salvation of the world. At noon on Holy Saturday, April 19, Prince of Peace will hold a ceremony for the blessing of Easter Foods. This is an Eastern European tradition that historically marked the end of the Lenten fast. The food in the Easter baskets brought to the local church was blessed because it would be the first time the fast was being broken. On Easter Sunday, Masses will be celebrated at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon. All are welcome. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. For more information, visit or call the parish office at 813634-2328.New Beginnings Fellowship to hold annual Easter Egg HuntOn Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at New Beginings Fellowship, 1120 27th St. SE, Ruskin. There will be games, goodie bags and lots of eggs to hunt. The children will hunt eggs in two groups, so that younger and older children will not be hunting in the same area. Be sure to attend this traditional event. For more information, call Pastor Lewis Brady at 813-6541018. Sunday Service 10:30 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue


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Bedtime Stories Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12 ~ Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Funding provided by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Celebrate Earth Day! Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. For children ages 5-10 ~ Join us for some fun earth-friendly activities and craft-making with recyclables. Preregistration is required. Do so at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists, ages 3-5 years with an adult present, will join our art instructor and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Register at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, April 21, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 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. Toddler Time Tuesday, April 22, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 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, April 22, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 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. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Tuesday, April 22, 4:30 p.m. Creative Artists, ages 7-11, will join our art instructor and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 22. Register at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Adult/Teen Drawing Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor Nicole Lamothe and learn some techniques for drawing a still life. All levels welcome. Limit 22. Register at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funding for this program provided by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Sun City Center. Teen Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m. Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines and volunteer expectations. 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. CHERE SIMMONS PHOTOSBring on the bargains!The Family Dollar discount store is nearing completion on U.S. 41 in Ruskin. According to community affairs specialist Cliff Cermak, construction is on schedule and the store will be opening in June. The Ruskin location will be one of more than 8,000 stores across the country.Generations X and Y are sought to speak out for agricultureFlorida Farm Bureau Federation is seeking young agriculturists between the ages of 18 and 35 to apply for its 2014-2016 State Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group. The group consists of young men and women who are actively involved in their county Farm Bureaus and are interested in representing production agriculture and the farm families who make it successful. The Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group allows members to develop and refine their leader ship abilities by focusing on personal growth, public speaking, media training, legislative awareness, issue advocacy, business development, networking and service leadership. The program is designed to prepare our next generation of farmers and ranchers with the leadership and confidence to represent agriculture at the local, state and national level, said Young Farmers & Ranchers coordinator Michael Rogalsky. Farmers and ranchers interested in serving on the Leadership Group should submit an online application by Aug. 1. Applicants will be notified no later than Sept. 1 on their selection. For more information on the Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group requirements, visit http://www.floridafarmbureau. org/programs/young_farmers_ranchers/leadership or call Michael Rogalsky at 352-384-2668.Verizon Foundation awards grant to Mary & Martha HouseMary & Martha House has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to develop and implement a comprehensive training program. Employment Readiness for victims of domestic violence will focus on empowering women to move from shelter to permanent housing, with job preparation and placement as the central component. The program also will incorporate longer-term comprehensive career intervention practices for women. The program will seek to foster the strength and independence of participants to break the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness. Working one-on-one with program specialists, clients will develop an individualized vocational plan outlining the steps they will take to reach greater independence through employment. Training modules will be in the form of an interactive CD available to clients via a computer bank at the Emergency Shelter facility. Mary & Martha House is so very grateful for the opportunity to partner with Verizon to develop this Employment Readiness initiative for our clients, said its executive director, Laurie Kepler. The agencys primary focus is on employment and returning to permanent housing. The goal is to enhance their job skills and eliminate the barriers that keep them from successfully gaining employment. All these activities are in line with our goals of Shelter, Support, Success. Gaining employment is an important step for domestic violence survivors and their families, said Mariano Legaz, Florida region president for Verizon Wireless. We are proud to support a program that empowers victims to regain economic independence. Mary & Martha House Inc. provides emergency and transitional housing and support services to homeless and abused women and children throughout Hillsborough County. For more information. call 813-645-7874.


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Book shelves, lanai chairs, blond colored bar, linens, womens clothing & much more. Friday & Saturday 8am-Noon Big yard sale. A little bit of everything. Kids, womans, mens, furniture, tires & tools. Corn Saturday 7:30am-? 1823 33rd St., SE, Ruskin. 310 gaGARagAGE/yaYARD SaALECommunity yard sale goodies. Sundance park on Lightfoot Rd., next to Fire Station. Many items. 8am-1pm. Saturday, April 19 7pc red sectional leather sofa, rocker recliners, King bedroom set (no box or mattress) lamps, storage tubs. Friday & Saturday only. 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. 813-633-5013 Saturday, April 19, 8am-? 710 & 731 Tam O Shanter, SCC. Some vintage & collectibles. Garage sale. 2307 Lyndhurst Dr., SCC. 4/18 & 4/19. 7:30am-noon. Several houses. Indoor/ outdoor furniture, tools, lamps, household items, more auct ons estatesales Cell: 382-7536 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. 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We take Visa, MasterCard or Discover Let someone else do that HEAVY work Look in the Business & Trade Directory Ministry of Calvary Lutheran Church T hrift Store April 16, 18 & 19 50% OFF womens tops Wed., Fri. & Saturday 9 a.m. Noon 813-641-7790Plus the Secret Sale Come on in to the Treasure ShakWe are a very clean, affordable New Thrift Storewith friendly smiles & happy faces. We greatly appreciate & accept all clean, usable donations. Come on over and let the hunt begin! New Treasures arrive every day. OPEN WED-SAT, 11 AM TIL 4 PMMO RGAN S RED BARN, US HWY 41 S RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127KINGS POINT 2BR/2BA with enclosed lanai. NEW gabled roof. Ready-to-move-in ...................................... $52,500RENTALS AVAILABLE NOW FURN. & UNFURN. in Kings Point. From $750 to $900. 3 to choose from: 1BR/1.5BA with 2-car covered parking, encl. lanai, laminate flooring; 2BR/2BA with enclosed lanai on Canterbury; and 2BR/2BA with garage in Highgate. Long-term or short-term. Annes Estate Sales 1109 El Rancho Dr.SCC April 18th & 195th7 am noon(813) 758-7952 Electric cart, bedroom furniture, Gardner & Schumacher dining room table, chairs & china cabinet, rolltop desk, entertainment center, lift chair, Lenox china set, Vera Bradley, large Michael Ricker pewter collection, collectables, linens, lots of misc. See web page for complete list. NETTIES ESTATE SALESCell: (813) 382-7536Come Celebrate Your Good Friday and Easter Weekend With Your Friends & Family at Netties Estate Sales! 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THE HOME SELLS WITH THE SHARE FOR $48,900. NEW LISTING HANDICAPPED READY This 672 sq. ft. singlewide includes an additional 290 sq. ft. living room/office and 2 more rooms and a storage area totaling 540 sq. ft. The home is equipped with a ramp, wide doors, 2 bedrooms and 1 baths with a roll-in tiled shower. THE APPLIANCES STAY, AS DOES THE SHARE FOR $47,000. Vacant Lots from $17,000 GREAT WINTER/RETIREMENT HOME: 3/2 doublewide on corner lot in friendly, resident-owned gated community. Carport, enclosed lanai, inside utility room, new ooring, paint. Clubhouse, heated pool, shufeboard and more for only $78 per month. $45,900 GREAT POOL HOUSE & DEEDED CANAL ACCESS: 2BR/2.5BA/garage. Beautifully remodeled kitchen, hardwood oors, inside utility. Newer screened pool, roof, windows and air conditioner. $159,000. RUSKIN GREAT LOT WITH WATER VIEW: ac. cleared lot elevated with ll dirt and ready to improve! Perfect spot for house or duplex. 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