Need some positive talk these
days? Read William Hodges's
column "Are You Having Fun?"
See page 4
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your day, don't miss the annual
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Details on page 5
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before planning your weekend.
There's something for everyone.
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RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570
PERMIT NO. 8
THE OBSERVER NEWS
Volume 5-4 Number 1
I Mid-day golf cart ride
on U.S. 301 ends in jail
Phase II of the project Alafia Crossings calls for 61,000-square feet of retail and office space and
several restaurants featuring the kinds of things people in the new apartment complex might want or
need. The developer says the space is already 55 percent committed and is currently in negotiations for
funding this portion of the project so no target date has been set to break ground.
Apartments secure funding;
project's retail portion in negotiations now
* By PENNY FLETCHER
GIBSONTON Since the up-
date on area developments in the
January 7 edition of The Observer
News and Riverview Current one
major developer has secured fund-
ing for Phase I of a three-phase
project and begun preconstruction
work on the site.
Rey Ortega, President of the Gar-
rison Developer Group of Florida,
announced Jan. 18 that a feder-
ally-backed $48 million loan has
been secured through Prudential
Huntoon Paige, an affiliate of the
Prudential Mortgage Capital Com-
The funding allows Garrison
to begin work on The Preserve at
Alafia, a 351-unit apartment proj-
ect that's entrance is on Gibsonton
Drive just east of the Gibsonton-
Riverview exit of Interstate 75.
As reported previously, The Pre-
serve at Alafia was originally slated
to be condominiums, but market
research caused Ortega to change
his plan to apartments in October
"These are luxury apartments like
you would expect to find in Tampa,
only in a country setting," Ortega
said in a telephone interview last
week. "There will be one, two and
three bedroom units. Everyone will
have covered parking. We will have
the things we heard people living in
the city say they wished they had
- like a place to walk, and even
wash their dogs, so they don't have
to be washing them indoors in the
shower. There will be a Yoga pa-
vilion, and plenty of places to walk
and enjoy the riverfront view."
The units will rent for between
$1,000 and $1,200 a month and will
appeal to people who don't want to
take on mortgages or the task of
home ownership," Ortega said.
"They'll have all the amenities
including a clubhouse, the ability
to rent canoes and kayaks on site,
and the beauty of adjoining the
(county's Alafia) preserve. People
who have been living in condomin-
iums say they have a lot of absen-
tee landlords and they have trouble
getting things fixed. Here profes-
sional people can leave for work
knowing when they get home that
See ALAFIA CROSSINGS, page 13
* By MELODY JAMESON
SUN CITY CENTER Maybe
they thought they could pass as the
first Walmart shoppers to reach the
supercenter via golf cart, but two
Wimauma men tooling south on
U.S. 301 clutching a big-screen
TV didn't fool a sheriff's deputy.
And, with arrest of the pair,
deputies think the mini crimewave
of daring daylight burglaries at
the end of last year here has been
James Preston Foster, Jr, and
Wayne Brian Shipe, Jr., were ar-
rested Saturday, January 2, charged
with multiple counts in connection
with several residen-
tial burglaries on the
nity's north side.
Foster, 30, and .-
Shipe, 27, produced
the same home ad-
dress in the Wimau-
ma area and both
described their oc-
cupations as flooring
to the Hillsborough
County Sheriff's arrest website.
Neither have a prior arrest record
in Hillsborough County in recent
Jail cells for Foster and Shipe
began to materialize on their hori-
zons that Saturday morning when
Deputy James Brodie, preparing to
cross U.S. 301, spotted the pair in
a golf cart southbound on the high-
way. Resting on the seat between
them was an unboxed 42-inch flat
screen television set, said Deputy
Rob Thornton, also SCC's com-
munity resource officer.
Brodie pursued the golf cart, a
vehicle not permitted to travel the
See THIEVES ARRESTED, page 14
Leave plants, flowers, trees, and
shrubs alone until mid-February
Condo community conflicts
go to attorneys
* By PENNY FLETCHER
SOUTH COUNTY- Your plants,
trees, flowers and shrubs may look
ready for the compost pile, but un-
derneath all those dead branches
and leaves, there may still be life.
While species of plants and trees
that have not withered and lost
leaves in the last 20 or more years,
like the fronds of hardy species
of palms and some Florida peren-
nials, may look like they'll never
blossom again, experts say they
very well might.
The longest cold spell on re-
cord for parts of Florida (includ-
ing South County) that just passed
may have wrecked havoc with fish
farms and some edible crops, but it
hasn't necessarily ruined the plants
in your yard.
Some homeowners say even
the bushes and flowers they cov-
ered carefully have withered and
browned, and for the first time
they remember, have only bare
"I know there's a desire to jump
right out and do something aes-
thetically- so it doesn't look like
a nuclear bomb hit your yard, but
the best thing to do is wait until all
danger of cold temperatures is past
because there could still be a late
freeze," said Marina D'Abreau of
the Hillsborough County Coopera-
tive Extension service at the Uni-
versity of Florida. "Last year we
had a cold spell at the end of Feb-
ruary. We always allow for some
weird kind of fluke like that here at
the demonstration gardens (at the
Extension Service). We never do
any cutting until after Valentine's
See DAMAGED PLANTS, page 24
Penny Fletcher photo
Floridians are used to seeing palm fronds of all kinds turn brown
from the bottom of the trees as old fronds die and new ones shoot
up from the top of the trunk. Although many palm trees can stand
a few nights of cold, the long nights of freezing and near-freezing
temperatures have browned, and even blackened, many formerly
healthy palm fronds. Still, the experts say "wait and see" before do-
ing any trimming.
* By MELODY JAMESON
KINGS POINT In a conten-
tious session characterized by a
call for compromise at any cost, by
a charge of conflicting interests, by
criticism hurled at the news media,
federation directors here voted Fri-
day to put community recalls of
two of them in the
hands of attorneys
In a second vote, w n
they also moved to 'e
assess the federa- legal op
for any costs asso-
ciated with the at-
The special 8
a.m. meeting on
Friday, January 22,
was called follow-
ing a January 15
ing when the two
of board president
Clifford Seder and
"recall process." That consider-
ation basically revolved around
two formal motions; one to have
attorneys from the Tampa firm of
Wetherington, Hamilton and Har-
rison review by-laws and conduct
whatever recall process they de-
vise and a second to assess federa-
have an election,
why do we need it
for a recall? We've
not had to pay for
legal execution of an
election; why should
we be assessed for a
- Carol I
board treasurer Paul Hunt official-
ly were presented.
The organization's membership-
approved and state-registered by-
laws prescribe a meeting in each
district where a recall movement
originated within 30 days of the
petition presentation. Such meet-
ings, in Seder's District III where
249 residents called for his remov-
al and in Hunt's District IV where
71 residents signified their interest
in his removal, have not been set.
Instead, the special session was
arranged within a week of the peti-
tion presentations to consider the
for whatever costs
and fees arise from
the attorneys' de-
In the course of
at discussion, sev-
were made and
were denied op-
portunity to speak.
Bill Richards, a
former C.P.A. and
candidate for di-
rector who often
describes his fi-
as an asset to the
ident community, rec-
Seder and Hunt
vacate their officer positions on
the board, although not their di-
rectorships, in a compromise be-
tween recall and determination to
remain. Indicating concern about
information leaving the commu-
nity disclosing its internal con-
flicts, Richards declared "...forget
the by-laws," adding "I don't care
whether it's legal, illegal, immoral,
get out of this."
Russell Foti, another board can-
didate in the current election cy-
cle, asserted Seder and Hunt both
See KP DIRECTORS, page 14
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1 Mile East of 1-75 on 1-4 Exit 10
Family fun and dining by day, nightclubbing later
By two o'clock in the afternoon
I was pretty much ready for a cup
of coffee so I arrived at David Tay-
lor's place a little early and went
straight to the bar.
Seated on a bar stool, drinking
what was actually the best dark
roast I'd had all week, I could see
most of the indoor section of his
new establishment, Shenaniganz
Grill & Chill.
A family restaurant until around
8 P.M. where parents can enjoy
dinner and drinks, either at the bar,
in the restaurant area, or outside
on the Tiki deck, their children can
play Wii games (for free) allowing
the adults time to relax and talk.
A single dad, with a son 3-years
old, David says he understands the
plight of parents who want to go
out and relax but their kids don't
like sitting still. The traditional
crayons and coloring pads given
at some nearby establishments just
don't measure up to the Wii.
For those of you unfamiliar with
the Wii, it's a series of games
played in the same manner as (and
is put out by) Nintendo, but offers
all kinds of entertainment and skill
levels from pre-K to adult, like
Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Fit
Plus, which allow players to com-
pete or play a solitary game with
the images of the video game on a
television or computer screen. Al-
though I don't know all the games
that are available for kids at Shen-
zniganz, I do know that David is
well aware of what it takes to keep
A local boy- now 42- who grew
up in St. Petersburg and got into
the restaurant business shortly af-
ter high school graduation, David
said he always knew he wanted to
own and run nightclubs.
For 7 years, he traveled from his
home in St. Pete to the two clubs
he owned and ran in Ybor City-
Platforms (a 1970s and 1980s
disco club) and Kaos- which he
describes as "having an appropri-
Finally he moved to Apollo
Beach, and gradually realized the
lack of a place like he recently
opened in South County.
He describes it as having more
than one purpose; unlike his Ybor
"We have music outside from
7-11 P.M. of all types and for all
age groups. We like to feature lo-
cal talent, so if bands or vocalists
want to bring me a tape or CD in
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to do so," he said.
David says he likes to give peo-
ple a start when they begin enter-
taining but performers have to un-
derstand beginners do not draw the
pay of professionals.
"We get people playing every-
thing from Lynrd Skynyrd to Kid
Rock, and people in their 40s, 50s
and 60s and up sometimes."
On Wednesday, they also have
A little later in the evening, in-
doors, the tables are moved out of
the way and a nightclub appears,
featuring bands for a younger
crowd, from 21-35 or 40, he said.
"Here we have modem dance mu-
sic people can dance to or sing
along. We like things everyone
Both types of bands take requests
and just want people to have fun,
If dancing isn't your thing, you
can always come during quiet
times and play darts, or watch one
of the 18 flat-screen televisions or
one of the two 12-foot widescreen
televisions mounted on the walls,
""I want to give this area a place
where people can go and just have
good, clean fun,' he said. He also
watches how much people are
drinking and does not allow people
over the limit to drive home even
if it means taking them himself.
But drinks, music and the Wii
aren't all that's available at Shen-
"The food is something I really
pride myself on," he said. "We
have choices from casual- burgers
and fries to high-end dinners, in-
cluding crab legs and Oreo mousse
pie that's to die for."
David's first challenge is to over-
come the reputation the Island Bar
and the others that preceded it at
this location have made.
I hear this was really a rough
place and I want people to know it
is no longer that way. I wanted to
bring the kind of place to this area
that up until now, was only found
in the city. Something for every-
one, from mom and dad and the
kids to the late-night young danc-
ers who might want a few drinks."
Obviously a man who loves his
work, David told me he had once
owned a Wave runner company
on St. Pete Beach and has driven
Wave runners all his life. He also
ran a stereo store for awhile while
building up the cash to open his
first club, and credits the help and
support of his mother, Sandra, who
still lives in St. Pete.
"I wanted to live on the water
and I wanted to run a first-class
club," he said. No\ I feel like I
have it all."
To find out more about perform-
ing, advance planning or just learn
about what's available, call (813)
641-8676 or stop by 5813 U.S. 41,
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rather tell the community about
your favorite charity or cause:
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think needs change. That's what
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doesn 't matter whether we actually
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to say that important. E-mail me
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David Taylor hopes to attract
families in the early hours with a
cuisine that runs the gamut from
burgers and fries to crab legs
and Oreo mousse pie. Kids can
play Wii games free while par-
ents relax, talk and have a drink.
Later in the evening, however,
the tables disappear and dance
music is provided in a nightclub
atmosphere for those who want
to hear familiar songs by local
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4 OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER
Positive Talk Are you having fun ?
by William Hodges
In the century before Christ, the
philosopher Horace wrote, "Life
grants nothing to us mortals with-
out hard work." If we must work
hard, there is reason to believe
we should choose an occupation
which will make us happy. John
Ruskin, almost 2,000 years after
Homer, wrote these words, "In or-
der that people be happy in their
work, these three things are need-
ed: They must be fit for it. They
must not do too much of it. And
they must have a sense of success
I think many people end up in
their jobs (paid or volunteer) by
default rather than by plan. Like
ships without rudders, they drift
from place to place until they run
aground. Where they stop may
not be where they want to be, but
they perceive it to be a safer place
than being afloat to an unknown
destination. Rather than casting
off with the next high tide, they
move closer to shore and anchor
in a port-a decision not born of
choice but rather of fear. Little
or no thought is given to whether
they are fit for the job that waits
for them there.
Few among us would tolerate
being forced to wear a shoe of the
wrong size. Can you imagine the
reaction to a shoe salesperson with
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201 KINGS BLVD #A-15. S3 .990
205 KINGS BLVD #C-65...........$35,000
205 ANDOVER PL #118. 83 ',900
301 ANDOVER S. PL #186 .......$43,000
2230 GREENHAVEN DR...........$52,900
316 GLOUCESTER BLVD. S5s.900
406 FARADAY TR.-B................59,500
1812 FOXHUNT DR ...............$59,900
243 GLOUCESTER BLVD.. S,2.5..
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2007 HALMROCK PL .............$69,900
501 FINSBURY .......................$69,900
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2109 HAILSTONE CR .............79,900
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317 KNOTTWOOD CT.............$92,500
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2136 ACADIA GREENS DR......$95,000
2605 LANCASTER DR..............$97,700
1303 IDELWOOD DR..............$98,500
2711 LANCASTER DR..............98,500
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the audacity to suggest that buy-
ing a pair of uncomfortable shoes
is okay because if we wear them
long enough, our feet will conform
to the shoes and they will hurt less
or maybe not at all. I would leave
that store in a hurry. If you are
working hard and don't seem to be
getting what you want from life,
look carefully at what you are do-
ing and determine whether the job
fits you or are you trying to make
yourself fit the job.
The second part of Ruskin's
statement concerning our work
was that we must not do too much.
To me, the phrase "too much"
means any amount of anything
that ceases to give pleasure. To
some, every minute spent in their
craft is sheer pleasure, no mat-
ter the number of hours. The key
is to stop working when the work
ceases to give you pleasure. If that
happens in too few hours to make
a living in that trade, you are in the
wrong line of work.
Ruskin's third condition was that,
in order to be happy in our work,
we must have a sense of success in
it. Maybe this is the most important
part of all because, without a sense
of success, there is very little spiri-
tual fulfillment in any endeavor. It
is this sense of spiritual fulfillment
that allows us to feel good about
ourselves. It is what heightens our
self esteem and makes us feel that
we are accomplishing something
important. This feeling of being
productive-to feel useful-is one
of the highest needs of a human
being. When it is not provided by
our occupation or other activities
in which we engage ourselves, no
other remuneration can take its
place for very long.
Do you feel your job or activi-
ties fit you? Do you enjoy the time
spent doing it? Do you feel suc-
cessful doing it? If you do, you're
in the right place.
Hodges is a nationally recog-
nized speaker, trainer, and syn-
dicated columnist. Hodges may
be reached at Hodges Seminars
.eq -el. 1
International, PO. Box 89033,
Tampa, FL 33689-0400. Phone
813-641-0816. Web site: http://
From left are Nash and her sponsor, Sheila Greason, Byrne and his
sponsor, Dale Shatzer. Chapter Commander, Gordon Bassett, far
right conducted the induction.
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Ardis Nash and Gene Byrne were inducted into the chapter.
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2002 ACADIA GRNS DR.........$145,500
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Chili cookers and flea market vendors needed
Chili cookers and flea market
vendors are needed for the Annual
Chili Cook-off and Flea Market on
Saturday, Feb. 20 at E.G. Simmons
Park in Ruskin. The event is hosted
by the Hillsborough County Parks,
Recreation and Conservation De-
There is no entry fee for chili
cookers, but contestants need to
prepare at least 5 gallons of their
favorite chili. Attendees may pur-
chase a bowl for $3 to taste the
various chili recipes and vote for
their favorites. Tasting and judging
begins at noon. Cookers compete
for cash prizes paid out to the top
three chili recipes as well as a tro-
phy for the best decorated booth.
Cookers also compete for the Phil
Rogers Trash Talking Award, a
friendly banter among the chili
contestants trash talking competi-
tor's home made chili.
Flea market vendors will be sell-
ing their goods at the outdoor mar-
ket. The cost is $12 for a 12 X 12
space. Vendors must provide their
own tables and may rent more than
one space. The flea market opens
at 8 a.m.
Proceeds from the $12 vendor
space rental and $3 chili bowl
benefit the Friends of the County
Parks, a 501 (3) (c) not-for-profit
group that promotes financial and
community support to the Hills-
borough County Parks, Recreation
and Conservation Department.
This year's event will also fea-
ture a Classic Car Show which be-
gins at 10 a.m.
State of emergency extended
Florida Agriculture Commissioner is critical to reducing the losses and
Charles H. Bronson has requested and ensuring these commodities get to the
received fromthe Governor anExecu- public."
tive Order extending for an additional The Florida Department ofAgricul-
seven days a state of emergency to as- ture and Consumer Services is con-
sist farmers dealing with crop damage tinuing to assess the damage caused
from the freeze. The order directs the by the record cold temperatures that
state Department of Transportation to battered the state for more than a
extend the lifting of weight, height, week. Bronson says the losses could
length and width restrictions for com- be in the hundreds of millions of dol-
mercial vehicles transporting vulner- lars but says it is not possible to put a
able crops to processing sites, number on the crop losses until farm-
"Growers are taking advantage of ers complete harvesting as much as
the improved weather to salvage as they can Bronson says there may be
many fruit and vegetable crops as pos- damage that is not yet apparent, such
sible to mitigate the damage and their as fungal and bacterial problems, as
losses," Bronson said. "The ability to well as root rot caused by increased
get the products where they need to go irrigation followed by rainy weather
Applications for chili cookers
and flea market vendors are avail-
able on the Parks website at www.
Look under upcoming events/reg-
istration for information.
There is a $2 park entry fee per
car load of up to eight persons for
the event. Call the park at (813)
671-7655 for additional informa-
Deadline to enter is Feb. 17.
over the past weekend.
Bronson says it is important that the
state correctly assess the damage be-
cause the information will be provided
to the federal government as growers
seek assistance in the coming weeks
Bronson also wants to remind peo-
ple that while there has been damage,
Florida still has agricultural products
and is open for business.
For information about the weight,
height, length and width restrictions
for vehicles transporting crops on
Florida's highways, visit ]ihp \\m\\
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Local veterinarian plans personal
humanitarian relief aid to Haiti
In 2007, SouthShore veterinarian Dr. Hal Ott, Medical Director and
Chief Veterinarian of The Ruskin Animal Hospital, personally raised
$40,000 to build a much-needed medical clinic in Haiti. His main ob-
jective was for the clinic to be a place where doctors from the U.S. and
other nations would volunteer their time in an effort to care for some of
the most impoverished in the world.
Ott's project to build the clinic was organized through Missionary Ven-
tures, Inc. As with any organization, some money collected goes toward
administrative expenses such as rent, office equipment, and staff sala-
ries. However, Dr. Ott convinced them to waive their fees and every dol-
lar donated went into building the clinic.
Donations poured in from the SouthShore community and Dr. Ott
raised more than he had expected. A true humanitarian, Dr. Ott used the
remaining funds to purchase food, water and medical supplies for the
Fast forward to January 2010. Dr. Ott is once again asking for your
monetary donations, and this time it is literally to save lives. The tragedy
of the earthquake that befell Haiti on January 12 has touched him person-
ally and, if you know Dr. Ott, his heart lies with those in Haiti who are
suffering. The medical clinic he built is located 20 miles north of Port-
Au-Prince, the epicenter of the quake.
Personal Update on Haiti
In an email he sent to local friends and Rotarians, Dr. Ott plans to raise
as much money as he can and personally deliver it to the medical recov-
ery units, as well as personally delivering needed supplies to Haitians.
The following is his personal plea for donations and what little he has
learned from his associates in Haiti.
Just a brief note concerning Haiti. Ed and Manno are alive. The school
next to the medical clinic was not harmed so I assume that the medical
clinic was not damaged and I hope that it can be used. One of the build-
ings at Wall's Guest House where I would stay while in PAP collapsed
killing two employees and three guests. The Hotel Montana, the meeting
place for the Rotary Club, was severely damaged. I do not know to what
extent, but do know that Sam Dixon, the head of the Methodist Relief
Program, was staying at the hotel and died there.
Golf Scores Hogans Golf Club Jan. 20
Summerfield, 5779 yds Play: Classic Skins
1st : John Schachte, 8 skins (8 skins)
2nd : Mike Newton, 3 skins Low-gross: Tom Kirchen, 93
3rd : three-way tie at 2 skins each Also playing: Larry Sturniolo,
Art Swallow, Dave Welsh and Walt Friedlein (guest), Dave Die-
Tom Kirchen hl, Jenice Taylor, Shar Peter and
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Getting the word out on new recreational boating
Flotilla 75 (Ruskin), of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, recently gathered all qualified Vessel Examiners to
review Florida Fish and Wildlife's new rules regarding boater safety requirements.
Charged by the U.S. Coast Guard to educate the public on boater safety, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is
dedicated to providing boater safety courses and informing the public on the best practices for keeping them-
selves and their boats as safe as possible.
Boating-safety education requirements changed in Florida on Jan. 1, 2010. Boat operators who were born on
or after Jan. 1, 1988, must pass an approved boating-safety course and possess a photographic identification
card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to legally operate a boat with a
S l mmotor of 10 horsepower or more.
There are a few exceptions. For
S\instance, a person born on or after
Jan. 1, 1988, who operates a boat
within 90 days after purchasing it,
does not need a boating-safety ed-
W W of sale, which meets the require-
Sments of Florida law, is onboard.
After the 90-day period ends, the
boat operator needs to meet edu-
Scational requirements. Those who
S possess a current United States
Coast Guard license also are
Left to right: Flotilla 75 Vessel Examiners are Joan Wheeler, Sid At marinas and boat ramps, Flo-
Maillet, Joe Gonzalez -- Flotilla Commander, Fred Kramer, Guy tilla 75 will be making a concerted
Mandigo, Bob Bettinger, Paul Moen, Oscar Kramer, Ted Cohen and effort to make the public aware of
Walt Wagner. the new requirements for boater
safety identification cards.
In addition, Flotilla 75 offers free, no-obligation vessel safety checks on weekends at both Simmons and
Williams Parks. The process takes about fifteen minutes. Many boaters have discovered missing, outdated or
inoperative equipment simply by having a brief review of their vessel.
With recent high-profile boating accidents and incidents in the news, it is expected that marine law enforce-
ment will be stepping up on-water inspections of recreational vessels. Boats with a VSC decal affixed to their
windshield stand a better chance of getting a 'pass' from FWC or the U.S. Coast Guard since they have already
complied with all safety equipment, boat registration and boater identification requirements.
The Vessel Safety Check may save a life, save a boat, save a fine or even save a day. For a free Vessel Safety
Check of your boat and its equipment contact Walt Wagner at 1-877-242-8975 ext. 5.
AB Woman's Club to award
The Apollo Beach Woman's
Club will award scholarships to
college-bound high school seniors
who live in Apollo Beach for the
2010-2011 academic year.
Applications are available from
guidance counselors at East Bay
and Lennard high schools or may
be downloaded from the Apollo
Beach Woman's Club website:
com/scholarship. East Bay and
Lennard students will be inter-
viewed at their high schools by
members of the ABWC Schol-
arship Committee, said Beverly
Fletchall, committee chair.
Students not attending the Apollo
Beach-area high schools who are
still residents of Apollo Beach may
download the application and bring
it with them between 10 a.m. to
noon on Saturday, March 6, when
ABWC Scholarship Committee
members will conduct interviews
at the Apollo's Bistro restaurant,
located next to the Apollo Beach
Racquet and Fitness Center, 6520
All applicants must verify they
are Apollo Beach residents by
providing copies of their driver's
licenses or a current utility bill.
Applicants must also demon-
strate financial need by provid-
ing a copy of their family's 2009
tax return on which the student is
a dependent. Students must also
have a GPA of 3.0 or better and
should have been accepted or be
enrolled in a Florida state two-year
or four-year college or university.
In addition, applicants must have
performed at least 75 hours of
The Apollo Beach Woman's
Club annually awards scholarships
to worthy college-bound students.
Fourteen students were awarded
scholarships totaling $13,000 for
the current academic year.
Club members raise money
throughout the year for community
service projects including scholar-
ships and helping needy families
and children in the area.
ABWC's annual Fashion Show
and Luncheon, the club's biggest
fundraiser will be held Wednesday,
March 3, at the Riverside Golf and
Country Club, 2550 Pier Drive in
Ruskin. The show will feature a
trunk show by Accessories and
More of Sarasota, with clothing
items available for purchase. The
event will also include a silent auc-
tion, vendor tables and catering by
Riverside Bar and Grille.
Tickets are $25 and can be
purchased by calling Marianne
Blanchard at (813) 641-7448.
ABWC membership information
is available by calling Judy Peck at
Elijah Trevor Alphonso New-
man-Hall was born Jan. 11, 2010.
Rochelle Hooke and Christopher
Newman-Hall Sr. of Riverview are
the proud parents.
Zachary Lawrence Rimes was
born Jan. 2, 2010. The proud
parents are Marilyn Rodriguez
and Christopher Lee Rimes of
Valentine Dinner Show Set
New York singer and actor, Lew
Resseguie and his partner, Ellen Klein-
schmidt, present a special Valentine
Dinner Show "From Broadway...with
Love" at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13
at Center Place in Brandon.
Join Florida West Coast favorites,
Lew and Ellen, as they take you on an
unforgettable musical journey featur-
ing Broadway hits and pop standards
sure to set the stage for a romantic
Valentines' Day! Tickets are $35 and
include dinner and show. To purchase
tickets and for more information, call Ellen KI
Center Place at (813) 685-8888. Lew Re:
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Riverview Relay For Life held kickoff
What is the power of purple? Join them to learn more about the
American Cancer Society's Relay For Life and how you can make a
difference in the fight against cancer right here in Riverview.
Relay For Life brings the community together to celebrate cancer
survivors and to remember those who have lost their battle. It's about
people making a difference. It is about getting us one step closer to find-
ing a cure.
Riverview Relay For Life is planned for March 27-28, at Riverview
High School For more information, visit their website at www.relayfor-
LADIES FINE APPAREL CONSIGNMENT SHOP
Last Call Room 30-50%0
1311 Apollo Beach Blvd., S.
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
(Behind Alpha Pizza)
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Carl E. Friedman, D.D.S.
902 N. Tamiami Trail, Ruskin, FL 33570
(Across from Sweetbay Supermarket)
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Members Amencan Dental Association, Ronda State Dental Associaton, Ronda West Coast Dental
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Fads I don't understand
There are a couple of fads that have been
around for a little while that I still can't quite
f _i The first one is 'political correctness.' Since
JIM McGOWEN when has the Freedom of Speech been over-
ruled by self-appointed judges of right and
wrong? Nowhere is it written that someone's feelings cannot be hurt. If
you can't take the ding, there are some other solutions besides mind con-
trol. TVs and radios have dials that change the station. You can simply
walk away or, in extreme cases, serve up a knuckle sandwich. A good
donnybrook always clears the air.
If you are in the public's eye, you had better have a hide as tough as a
I once received a letter that said, "Dear drooling idiot, Your last col-
umn must have been written under the influence of mind altering drugs
or, I can only hope, that you had received a sharp blow to the head. You
certainly deserve one. I put a copy of your last column in the bottom of
the bird cage and my canary promptly had an attack of severe diarrhea.
I recommend that you find a job commensurate with your intellectual
abilities such as a security guard at a toxic waste dump. Signed, Alice."
Of course, I had to respond. I wrote back, "Dear Mom, Please lay off
the scuppernong wine. The old saw about using it only for your cough is
wearing thin. Love, Jim"
The second is bottled water.
I see people lugging around bottles of water as if they are about to
trudge across Death Valley at high noon on an August day when they are
in the parking lot at Wally World.
I appreciate that there are times when carrying water is appropriate.
Immediately coming to mind is campers, hikers, and folks who work or
play outdoors need to bring along something to drink. However, the trip
between the parking lot and the front door where you work should not be
a thirst inducing trek. If, however, your parking spot is so far out water is
needed, you might want to think about a career change.
I would also like to point out that in many cases, estimated at 40%;
the bottled water is actually water drawn from the local town wells with
some minerals added. A sweetheart deal if I ever heard of one. How
much can a plastic bottle cost? How much for the water and additives?
Then sell it for $1.25 a pop. I could care less what the machinery costs.
One hundred percent of everything is written off come tax time. Hello
sucker, are you thirsty?
When I was a kid in grammar school one of the nuns told us that
we should never pass a drinking fountain without taking at least a sip
whether we needed it or not. Good advice. I have since modified that
advice to suit my age. I changed the words 'drinking fountain' to 'saloon'
and act in accordance with Sister Mary Elephant's excellent directions.
C 2010, Jim McGowan.
Rummage sale planned to support
State Farm is sponsoring a rummage sale at their Apollo Beach location
to support local Girl Scout Troop 508 raise funds for a European trip the
girls have planned.
The troop has been together since 2001
RUMMAGE and shortly thereafter decided they would
SALE ultimately like to visit the Girl Guide Cen-
ters in London and Switzerland. Since then,
the girls have been saving all their earnings
from the fall magazine and nut sale and a
Portion of their cookie sales toward that
Currently, the troop has enrolled with EF
Tours to embark on their trip in June 2012. The cost is $3200 per girl
and will cover most expenses (minus some meals). The rummage sale
is scheduled from 7 a.m. to ?? on Saturday, Jan. 30. Items will include
clothing, books, household and baby items, toys, and much more.
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Thursday, March 18
3rd Annual Ruskin-SouthShore
Saturday, April 24
2nd Annual Ruskin-SouthShore
Tuesday, Feb. 2 7:45 a.m.
COFFEE at Second Hand Rose,
100 East Shell Point Rd., Ruskin
Second Hand Rose is a
Women's Boutique, operated by
The Mary & Martha House
Thursday, Feb. 11 5:30 p.m.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS,
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Kick-
off for Great Strides and Ribbon
Cutting/Grand Opening for
Keller Williams Realty South-
Shore. Food provided by Costco
Warehouse. Event will be held
at Keller Williams Realty South-
Shore, 109 Harbor Village Lane,
Apollo Beach 33572
Monday, Feb. 22 11:45 am
LUNCHEON. H&R Block will
sponsor this luncheon at Apollo's
Bistro, 6520 Richies Way, Apollo
Beach. Speaker will be Robert
In the Girl Scout photo caption
the correct name of the scout was
Kaitlyn and she was pictured
with Mary Robinson, Activities
Director at Aston Gardens.
Cheaper hair care
I "make" my own shampoo/
conditioner. I just use a mixture
of baking soda and water for the
shampoo and then some apple
cider vinegar for conditioner.
It works so well that I only have
to do it once every couple of days.
I have pretty short hair, but my
girlfriend uses this as well with her
longer hair and has had the same
Because you need so little for
each wash, it probably comes out
to cost a fraction of a penny for
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for the International Association
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Contractors. Robert trains small
business owners how to sell to
the government. $10 for mem-
bers, cash or check. Note that we
pay per person for this luncheon...
if you RSVP and do not show up,
you will be billed. RSVPs must be
made by calling the Chamber at
Local Haiti Relief Drive
Requested items for the drive are
water, blankets, medical supplies
and canned food. Drop off loca-
tions: SouthShore Bait & Tackle;
South Shore Signs; Big Jim's Self
Storage; Kids 'R Kids SouthShore;
Hillsborough Community College
-- SouthShore Campus; and the
Tuesday, Jan. 19 6 to 9 p.m.
and the third Tuesday of every
month, the High Rollers and Five
Guys Burgers and Fries, 10685 Big
Bend Road, Riverview, sponsor a
monthly cruise-in and car show.
Saturday, Feb. 20 8 a.m.
E.G. Simmons Park Annual Chili
Cookoff, Flea Market, Car Show
and Farmers' Market at 2401 19th
Ave. NW, Ruskin. Judging at noon.
For more information on Flea
Market or to enter Chili Cookoff,
call (813) 671-7655.
Wanted: Tutors. Beth Shields
Middle School is looking for
qualified applicants to work with
their AVID tutoring program. Visit
Florida State Fair is now hiring
for the 2010 Florida State Fair.
Available openings include: ticket
takers, ticket sellers, guest services
staff, trolley drivers, trolley atten-
dants, ushers, etc. Evelyn Torres
will be doing phone screenings
with candidates first. She can be
reached at (813) 627-4210. The
fair starts Thursday, Feb. 4.
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Girl Scout Troop 210 learns about
breast cancer awareness
The girls in Troop 210 have been learning about Breast Cancer Aware-
ness and the food pyramid. They learned it's not always easy to plan
meals that meet the different needs of everyone in the family. They
learned eating healthy is good for you and may help
A few of the girls went to St. Petersburg to the
Susan G Komen 3-day walk and saw a sea of pink
tents. It was great to see all those people, represent-
Girl Scouts. ed by the tents, raising money for research. Breast
cancer has been around for hundreds of years and until recently, there
were not many treatment options.
The girls realized that the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon
Low, died of breast cancer. It's not contagious and even men can get it.
That was all news to these girls and a
relief (that it's not contagious).
Sewing Guild to
The Brandon/East Bay Chapter
of The American Sewing Guild
will hold its monthly meeting on
Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Brandon
Recreation Center located at 502
East Sadie Street in Brandon.
Coffee will be served at 9:30
a.m. and business meeting will be
at 10 a.m.
For more information, call
Brenda Murray at 500-3834.
TOPS #345, Apollo Beach, has
changed its meeting time and
place. Members now meet at 9
a.m. on Tuesdays at South Shore
United Methodist Church offices,
435 Apollo Beach Blvd.
For more information, call
Bernice at 641-1540.
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ICE Special agent to address MOAA
Susan McCormick, special agent in charge of the US Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Investigations in Tampa, will be the
guest speaker for the February meeting of the Sun City Center Chapter of the
Military Officers Association of America. The meeting will be held in the
Florida Room at the SCC Atrium building at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Feb.
ICE is the largest investigative arm of Department of Homeland Security
and is charged with preventing terrorist and criminal activity by targeting the
people, money and materials that support terrorist and criminal organizations.
The OI is a critical asset in this mission, responsible for investigating a wide
range of domestic and international activities arising from the illegal move-
ment of people and goods into, within and outside of the United States.
ICE investigations cover a broad range of areas, including national security
threats, financial and smuggling violations (including illegal arms exports),
financial crimes, commercial fraud, human trafficking, narcotics smuggling,
child pornography/exploitation and immigration fraud. ICE has 26 principal
field offices throughout the United States and more than 50 international of-
fices around the world.
McCormick's office was in the news last January when Tampa hosted the
NFL Super Bowl. Under her guidance her agents conducted seven operations
inthe area and seized more than 800 pieces of NFL merchandise. Those items
had a street value of more than $100,000 and included NFLjerseys, T-shirts
and cell phone holders.
More recently, in September, her office located a Canadian national that had
been evading law enforcement for more than 20 years for sexually molesting
a child and arrested him in Homestead.
Reservations for the luncheon/meeting canbe made by calling 1-877-332-
3016 on the Sunday before the Wednesday event.
Men's League Jan 19
Ind Gross Minus Hncp -
A & B Flights
1st 50 Jack Gillich
2nd 52 Ed Blake
3rd Tie 53 Al Beaumont
1st 56 Ty Sturdevant
2nd Tie 60 Chuck Shasel
Jan. 20 Best Three Balls
Caloosa Greens Men's
1st Bob Howard, Mike DeParis,
Ed Troy, Jack Duncan 208
2nd Don Marlborough, Bud
Swift, Brad Wells, Jim Konschak
3rd Ken Rattray, Bill Panzner,
John Mooney, Wayne Zellars, 212
WAVES Unit #55
Attention, all Women of the
Military Sea Services! The regu-
lar monthly meeting of Tampa Bay
WAVES Unit #55 will be held on
Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Commu-
nity Room at St. Matthew's Angli-
can Church, 10701 Bloomingdale
Avenue, in Riverview, at 11 a.m.
Membership in the Unit and in
the parent organization, WAVES
National, is open to all women
who served honorably (including
those currently serving) in the U.
S. Navy, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast
Guard, Marine Corps, or Maritime
Service, or related reserve compo-
Get acquainted with other Sea
Services women veterans and re-
tirees. You're sure to enjoy the fel-
lowship and activities that will re-
kindle memories of your military
service days. In addition you will
find opportunities to serve your
fellow veterans and support the
military forces. For information
call Jeannette Green, 813-657-
Jan. 13 Individual Low
Net Caloosa Greens
Men's Golf Assn
1st Mike DeParis 54
2nd (tie) Don Marlboro 56
2nd (tie) Tod McGinley 56
2nd (tie) Bill Panzner 56
5th (tie) Fran Hendrickson57
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Marlene Greenber Photos
Gray is a gray female domes-
tic medium hair with splashes of
muted tan in her beautiful coat.
She was brought to C.A.R.E. be-
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Getting out "Eveni
Compiled by Julie Ball
Thursday January 28
Vince Gill the 19 time Grammy
winner and country guitarist, sing-
er, songwriter and
f% humanitarian will
Sbe performing at
_i% Ruth Eckerd Hall
at 1111 McMul-
len-Booth Road in
Clearwater at 8pm. His numerous
hits include "Don't Let Our Love
Start Slippin' Away," "One More
Last Chance," "What the Cowgirls
Do" and "Pretty Little Adriana."
Tickets begin at $42.50. For more
information call (727) 791-7400.
Friday January 29
See what life was like at the
Native American Indian Festi-
val for both eastern and western
tribes through the ,-
"East Meets West"
ment, clothing, leather goods and
more. The Sarasota Fairgrounds
is located at 3000 Ringling Blvd
in Sarasota. Admission is $6 for
adults and $3 for children. For
more information call (941) 924-
Glenn Beck and Bill O' Reilly
will be at the USF Sundome at
4pm and again at 8pm with doors
opening at 3pm and 7pm respec-
tively. The two will present the
Bold and Fresh Tour with tickets
starting at $45. For more informa-
tion visit ticketmaster.com.
Saturday January 30
The legendary pirate Jose Gas-
par and his band of buccaneers
will invade the City of Tampa via
Hillsborough Bay in the annual re-
enactment of Tampa's historic pi-
rate invasion Gasparilla.The Jose
Golf Scores Hogans
Golf Club Jan. 18
Diamond Hill, 6136/5833
yds Play: Match
1st : Joe Hoffman, 67
2nd : Barry Kolin, 68
3rd : Two-way tie @ 70's -
Wayne Velten and John Schachte
4th: Bill Hagen, 71
Low-gross: two-way tie @ 95's
- Wayne Velten and John Schahte
Country Club Women's
golf league results
ABCD Florida Scramble
Jan Harding 1st place team- three
way tie- low gross 79
Barbara Struble tie 79
Vicki Franks tie 79
Joan Macholl 2nd Place team
-two way tie- low gross 80
Jodie Allison tie 80
ts in and out of the area"
Gasparilla, the world's only fully-
rigged pirate ship, sets sail at the
south end of Hillsborough Bay at
11:30 a.m., sails north to Seddon
Channel (between Davis Island
and Harbour Island), continues
north and docks
at the Tampa Con-
vention Center at 30
1 p.m., where the
Mayor will sur-
render the key to
the City of Tampa
to the Captain of Ye Mystic Crewe
of Tampa and the annual Parade of
Pirates will begin. For those will-
ing to brave the crowds the Gas-
parilla Pirate Street Festival and
Parade the parade begins at Bay
to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore
Boulevard. It continues along Bay-
shore Boulevard to Brorein Street,
turns east on Brorein Street, then
north on Ashley Drive. The parade
ends at Cass Street and Ashley
Drive. For more information on
parking and schedules visit gas-
The Professional Bull Riding
Championships event will feature
the top 40 bull riders in the world
as they go head to head against
the toughest bulls that PBR has
to offer at the St. Pete Times Fo-
rum. The top athletes will be up
to win the $1,000,000 PBR World
Championship title. Admission
prices begin at $10 and range to
$100. The event starts at 8pm. Call
813-301-2500 for tickets or visit
Iron horses meet real ones on
the Bakas Motorcycle Rally sce-
nic back roads motorcycle ride
from the Harley shop to the Ba-
kas Equestrian Center. All riders
receive free admission to the Full
Throttle Expo in Clearwater. Ben-
efits Hillsborough County's Ba-
kas Equestrian Center. Riders are
to meet at the Brandon Old Town
Harley Davidson at 9841 Adamo
Drive. Cost is $15 per rider and $5
Sunday January 31
Ruth Eckerd Hall (1111 McMul-
len-Booth Road in Ckjli l ciI
will host a performance by Chi-
nese pianist Haochen Zhang, the
youngest person ever to win the
Van Cliburn International Piano
Medal. Show be-
gins at 2pm. Tick-
ets are $35. For
or to buy tickets
call (727) 791-7400.
As part of the "King of Rock 'n'
Roll's" 75th birthday celebration,
the 26 city tour makes a stop at St.
Pete's Mahaffy Theater bringing
the finalists of a worldwide Ulti-
mate Elvis Tribute Artist com-
petition. Tickets are $35 and the
show begins at 7pm. Call (727)
892-5767 for tickets and more in-
A juried exhibit of more than
800 exquisite fine art miniatures,
including paintings and sculptures,
created by artists from throughout
the United States and abroad will
be presented at Leepa-Rattner
Museum of Art at 600 Kloster-
man Road in Tarpon Springs.
Magnifying glasses are available.
The Society's permanent collec-
tion of more than 100 works will
also be on view. Admission is $5
and $4 for seniors.
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Did you know?
Your Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce has free Guest Passes to
Tampa Bay Downs Thoroughbred Racing. The passes
are good for one day only, admit one and are good until
May 2, 2010. Two free passes per person, please.
We also have a limited number of luncheon coupons
given to us by Macaroni Grill. These coupons are
good for $4.00 off any 2 lunch entrees and are valid on
Monday through Fridays, 11 AM to 4 PM. Coupons
expire February 20, 2010 so drop in at the Chamber
and pick up yours.
The new 2010 Sun City Center phone books are here!
Elaine Brad These books are in addition to many other sources of
information that can be found in our front lobby. We
also have member brochures, the Chamber directory, business cards,
tourism information and general items of interest as well as Tampa white
and yellow pages. Stop in and browse.
And finally, we have a limited number of 12" x 17" Commemorative
Edition posters celebrating the induction of Carr, Green, MacDonald,
Nagle, Pak and Strange into the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augus-
tine on November 12, 2007. These posters are free to the public and can
be picked up in the Chamber lobby.
In addition to the large amount of member referrals that we do every
day, your Chamber continues to provide notary, typing, fax and copier
services to community and surrounding area visitors. We also have quite
an extensive assortment of travel brochures and information for the ex-
panded area. Please remember....we're a tremendous resource in your
area and we're here for you. So stop in or call, get to know your Cham-
ber and make the most of these services.
The Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce 2010 map project
is underway. If you are a Chamber member and would like to be a part
of this valuable marketing tool, call Village Profile Project Manager Jill
Adelman at 215.527.1304. If you are not a Chamber member, then con-
tact us at 813.634.5111 extension 101 or 102. We would be pleased to
discuss the benefits of Sun City Center Chamber membership!
- ElaineBrad is President ofthe
Sun City CenterArea Chamber of
Commerce. She can be reached
at (813) 634-5111 extension 101
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night whatever (maintenance) they
have requested will be done."
When completed, the project will
offer residents a river walk, full-
amenity clubhouse, docks, fitness
facilities, a business center, cyber-
cafe, a demo kitchen for cooking
classes, big screen theater room,
pool, spas, and volleyball court.
Dirt moving and preconstruc-
tion work such as electrical and
plumbing are beginning now with
groundbreaking imminent and a
target date to open in 18 months.
Sound Construction Company
based in Clearwater is serving as
the General Contractor for the proj-
ect. Sound Construction previously
worked with Garrison to build the
12-story Garrison Condominium at
The apartments will be five-sto-
ry with elevators. They will have
1,200 feet of .ICirf!:rii and 3,000
feet of wildlife preserve frontage.
There will be no special age des-
ignation; the apartments may be
rented by seniors, families with or
without children, or singles. Some
of the three-bedroom units may be
used for a couple with an elderly
"We have noticed a gr,:. i._
need for this type of space," Oni Cir-.i
Meanwhile, Ortega adds Iu.ii
they are close to an arran.n.cic ili
to build Phase II of the proj ci
called Alafia Crossings, which
will be approximately 40, 1"" i
square feet of retail space, arid
20,000 square feet of profes-
sional office space.
"We're about 55-per-
cent committed on avail- /
able space for it (Alafia
Crossings) now," Ortega
said. "And I think we're close to
Because negotiations for fund-
ing are in progress, Ortega said he
could not comment further at this
Plans for the total project also in-
clude several restaurants.
Some of the restaurant types Gar-
rison is seeking are a large chain
coffeehouse; an Italian restaurant;
and possibly Thai but will consider
other proposals as well.
Meanwhile, Phase III of the proj-
ect is a full-service Holiday Inn
with restaurant and meeting rooms,
to be developed by American Ho-
tel Development Partners. "This
will be different than the 'express'
Holiday Inns currently in the area
because it will offer all residents of
the area a place for meetings and
fine dining," Ortega said.
Apartment leasing will begin in
the last quarter of this year, with
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of 2011. Potential residents and
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upscale apartment complex on the Alafia River with access off Gibsonton Drive, has secured financing
and has started preconstruction work. Financing for Alafia Crossings, Phase II of the project, which will
include retail and office space, is currently in negotiations and builder Rey Ortega says an announce-
ment about that, and about Phase III, which includes a full-service Holiday Inn with restaurant and meet-
ing rooms, could come as early as next month.
Originally The Preserve at Alafia was to be built as condominiums but developer Rey Ortega, president
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Kings Point Directors
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should "recuse yourselves" when
it comes to considering any mat-
ters related to the recalls. After the
session, Foti said he believes the
two directors should not sit with
the current board but rather physi-
cally leave the board table to sit
in another part of the room when
anything connected to the recall
process is discussed in order to
avoid appearances of conflicts of
Seder responded that a "legal
opinion" obtained by the board
allows the recall subjects to sit as
part of the board during the pro-
Additional support for Seder
and Hunt to voluntarily remove
themselves to some degree also
came from current board directors
Pat Boussie and Betty Krajewski.
It also was suggested pointedly
that if Seder and Hunt voluntarily
stepped down, the recalls and their
costs could be completely saved.
Hunt, at one point, replied that
he would step down if Jim Green,
who has been involved in the recall
movement and also is a board can-
didate, would withdraw the recall
petitions as well as his candidacy.
Green, after the meeting, said he
does not intend to do either.
Mike Fox, a retired California
attorney, asked three times if the
attorneys to be handling whatever
recall process is developed would
be the same lawyers who created
the "legal opinion" which accused
concerned community activists of
"meddling." After uttering two re-
plies unresponsive to the question,
Seder ultimately answered "yes."
One of those activists, Lois
Singer, was cut off as she tried to
express her viewpoint, despite her
protests that other speakers had
been allowed more than one turn
at the microphone, and Carol Ram-
sey, a resident who has helped lead
the recall movements, was denied
opportunity to speak at all.
Following the meeting, howev-
er, Ramsey noted that the "board
block of five votes who have suc-
cessfully violated" untold portions
of the federation by-laws now
"have employed the oldest trick
in their game book: make the resi-
dents pay for it and they will raise
Ramsey also pointed out that
"elections and recalls mirror one
another" as defined in Florida's
statutes dealing with condominium
communities. "We've not needed
legal opinion to have an election,
why do we need it for a recall?
We've not had to pay for legal ex-
ecution of an election; why should
we be assessed for a recall?" she
She added that she is not assured
the district meetings as called for
in the by-laws would, in fact, be
Both motions were passed on a
four to three vote, with Seder and
Hunt refraining from participa-
tion in the actual yes" or no"
roll call. Richard Fabiano, Ray
Glover, Richard McCormick and
Robert Sitzer voted to give the at-
torneys control of their colleagues'
recalls. The same block voted to
assess federation members for the
costs involved. Voting against both
propositions were Boussie, Kra-
jewski and Singer.
A third motion, the subject of
considerable confusion, apparently
failed for lack of sufficient support
as the meeting broke up.
As the session ended, several
persons including Hunt, former
board member Gloria Wells and
Carl Meinardus, accosted the
news media representatives pres-
ent, complaining of the reporting
of the facts of Kings Point's con-
flicts. This writer was accused of
"single handedly reducing prop-
Neither Brian May, on-site
property manager, nor Seder, nor
Sitzer, nor Douglas Christy, the
Wetherington, Hamilton, Harri-
son attorney, handling Kings Point
business, responded to calls from
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Current KP Federation Director Richard Singer (seated) emphasized
a point as he and Forrest Davis (back to camera) sparred during a
generally contentious special board meeting Friday morning. The
acrimonious session, called to consider the "recall process" aimed
at unseating the board president and treasurer, ranged from calls for
compromise to blaming the news media for community problems.
* Continued from page 1
federal highway that also is under
state jurisdiction, to investigate.
Before he was finished, Foster
and Shipe accumulated a total of
12 charges between them, all felo-
Foster has been charged with
two counts of burglary of an unoc-
cupied dwelling and two counts of
third degree grand theft.
In addition to two charges of
burglary and of grand theft, Shipe
also has been charged with two
counts of possession of burglary
tools with intent to use plus two
counts of obstructing or resisting
an officer without violence.
Following their initial court ap-
pearances, Foster was released
January 9 on a $4,000 bond. Shipe
remains incarcerated, without a
The collection of allegations lev-
eled at Foster and Shipe spring
from a half dozen daylight bur-
glaries late in December and early
in January, all in the community's
north side, both near S.R. 674 and
deep in the community, Thornton
said. When they believed a home
to be unoccupied during the day,
the pair generally kicked in doors,
ransacked the houses and carried
away valuables that could be con-
verted to cash, he added.
The alleged thieves made off
with such items as pieces ofjewel-
ry, electronics that could be carried
and currency whenever it could be
Thornton said. The goods stolen
on January 2, the day of the arrest,
was recovered and returned to
owners, including the stolen golf
cart, the deputy noted.
When Foster and Shipe were
spotted with the large screen tele-
vision, it had just been taken from
a Sun City Center home not far
from the S.R. 674-U.S. 301 in-
tersection, and a neighbor's golf
cart commandeered to transport it,
There have been no similar home
burglaries in the retirement com-
munity since the arrests.
Trial dates for Foster and Shipe
have not yet been set.
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JANUARY 28, 2010
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With the shockingly cold
weather I have been wondering
if anything is going to turn green.
It is quite depressing looking at
the wilted plants, brown trees and
dead grass; this is not the normal
Florida look. With the weather
warming up, forcing some rain
showers and humidity to creep
back into the forecast, I c
to take a short hike in the
to see what signs of life
around. What I found wa
uplifting and gave me hope
the coming days and wee
green and lush Florida we
on the mend.
On my short hike, I stop
listen to the wind in the tr
heard quite a few birds a
tling in the bushes. An an
popped its head out from u
bush and went on its way fo
through the soil, pushing tl
leaves aside. The birds w
aflutter, jumping from br
branch and singing loudly.
was the most interesting
were the small bodies of
that had formed where d
had been just days before.
The water itself wasn'
decided amazed me, it was the life below
woods the surface that seemed to grow
nay be literally overnight! It was the
is quite ripples forming on the top of the
that in little puddles that made me stop
ks, my and squat down to take a closer
)uld be look. There were fish dancing
through the water. After photo-
pped to graphing the water dwellers, I hit
ees and the computer to find out what spe-
nd rus- cies of fish these little guys could
nadillo be. And they were really little.
under a By visiting the Florida Fish and
raging Wildlife website, I found out I was
he dead looking at Mosquito fish, a very
vere all common species of silver colored
inch to fish that make their homes in shal-
What low water with a lot of vegetation.
to me The little puddle or pond I found
water my group of fish in was full of
[ry dirt leaves and criss-crossing branch-
ing, making it hard for predators
t what to see the swimmers. Their color
is also considered a greenish hue
when you are looking down at the
fish, helping them blend in with
their habitat. They are sometimes
called the "pot belly" because
they do have a tiny belly that
sticks out underneath their stealth
This species of fish seems to
help out humans quite a bit by
eating mainly mosquito larvae
that floats on top of the water.
You only really know they are
there because they cause little rip-
ples from their eating. They are
quite small, only growing up to 3
s inches, so they are hard to spot.
With this little discovery, I ended
my hike with the hope that soon
Sour habitats will be green and full
of life once again.
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partners, Annetta Pucci, Linda Luper and Judie Schafers.
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Saint Anne children's choir has once again been invited to sing at the
2010 Florida State Fair. The children's choir, Les Petits Chanteurs de
Ste.-Anne, will sing in the Cracker Country Church on Friday, Feb. 5 at
Les Petits Chanteurs was the first church-affiliated children's choir in-
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On behalf of "Kids Against Hunger" we wish to thank everyone who
turned out for the food packaging event held Jan. 16 at the Community
Hall in Sun City Center.
It was a very courageous effort of the Sun City Center Rotarians to
undertake this project and the results speak for themselves.
Our goal was to recruit 200 volunteers. We had over 300 people turn
out. Our goal was to package 60,000 to 70,000 meals. When we told
everyone that anything over 70,000 meals was going to Haiti we ended
up packaging 107,000 meals!
This food stays right here in this area; going to the five area food
pantries: the Good Samaritan Mission, the Beth-el Mission, Our Lady of
Guadalupe Church, the Calvary Lutheran Church and St. Anne Catholic
Church. These missions are visited by over 1,000 families every week.
The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center gifted us with a $10,000
donation which helped pay for the food we packaged. Their monies
come from the "Nearly New Shop" in Sun City Center.
This project could never have been done without all of you volunteers,
as well as the Men's Club, the Woman's Club, the Shriners, the Lions,
the Kiwanis Club, the Rotary Club of Naples and all of the churches in
Yes, it is truly a blessing and an example of neighbors helping neigh-
bors. God bless you all!
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Ruskin fire station too close to school
Just read the story about the location of a Fire Station near a school.
Vince Thompson is right -- too much potential for some really bad acci-
dents, with a school just across the street. I agree a better location should
Maybe we need to get word to our County Commissioners to look for
a better place. It is great you had this story in your paper to make us all
aware of what is going on locally.
Vince Murphy, Ruskin Resident one year
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Elephants do not naturally ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance
on balls, or jump through rings of fire. To force them to perform these
confusing and physically uncomfortable tricks, trainers use whips, tight
collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks, and other painful tools of the
Hopefully one day Florida will join the cities and countries around
the world that ban the use of animals in circuses. Until then and out of
respect for the animals that are suffering to "entertain you" boycott this
and all such circuses.
Call for entries for the 28th Annual
Community Design Awards
The Planning Commission has
recognized excellence in a wide
variety of projects contributing
to the quality of life in Hillsbor-
ough County for the past 27 years.
Currently, the Planning Commis-
sion is calling for entries for the
28th Annual Community Design
Awards in nine categories:
* Affordable Housing
* Urban Infill or Adaptive Reuse
* Historic Preservation/
* Master Planning & Urban
* Public Participation
I Judges who reside outside
Hillsborough County and are
S prominent in their fields of plan-
ning, architecture and landscape
architecture, review the entries
and determine Awards of Merit,
- Awards of Excellence, and Awards
of Outstanding Contribution to the
Community. Entry information
and materials can be downloaded
from the Planning Commission
website at www.theplanningcom-
mission.org and must be received
no later than Friday, Feb. 26. For
more information, call Barbara
Kennedy Gibson at (813) 273-
3774 extension 355 or via email at
Winners will be announced at an
awards program at 7 p.m. on April
29 at the David A. Straz Center for
the Performing Arts in Downtown
Tampa. Attendees will be able to
view all of the entries at a cocktail
reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.
ABC Action News Anchor Bren-
dan McLaughlin will serve as the
master of ceremonies for presenta-
tion of the awards.
The Planning Commission is the
official Land Planning Agency for
the four jurisdictions, the cities of
Plant City, Tampa, Temple Ter-
race and unincorporated Hillsbor-
ough County. In accordance with
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964 and other nondiscrimination
laws, public participation is solic-
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national origin, age, sex, religion,
disability or family status.
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Navigating into a
Members of Sea Scouts Ship
185, Tampa Sailing Squadron,
Apollo Beach were guests of the
U.S. Coast Guard Base in St. Pe-
tersburg. Bob Bettinger from the
sailing squadron and Coast Guard
Ensign Lukas Rodriguez made ar-
rangements for the two organiza-
tions to take a tour of the base and
some of the boats that operate out
of the Tampa Bay area.
The Coast Guard personnel did
an excellent job of explaining
their duties and operations of the
equipment they use for sea rescue
and homeland security. Everyone
left the base with a better under-
standing of and appreciation for
the young men and women who
serve in the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Sea Scouts are the young
and future generations of men
and women looking to the water
for a life-long career. Members of
the Sea Scouts gain skills in boat
handling and other water-based
The sea offers a challenge to all
both young and old who venture
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2nd : Betty Richter, 4 skins
3rd : John Schachte, 3skins
4th: two-way tie @ 2 skins each
- Mike Deeb & Mike Newton
5th: Bill Shaver, 1 skin
Low-net: John Schachte, 76
Low-gross: John Schachte, 101
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Cold weather results in record manatee count and
If you are looking for such an
adventure or a chance to give
back to the community the Coast
Guard or Sea Scouts may be your
For more information on the
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are ideal for obtaining manatee
counts, the endangered mammals
cannot tolerate water temperatures
lower than 68 degrees F for long
periods of time and gather at natu-
ral springs or warm-water effluents
of power plants in the winter. The
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the fact that many manatees could
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consequences for dozens more
individual manatees. I want to
personally thank all those who are
doing everything they can to find
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18-- OBSERVER- NEWS DRIVER --EW CURRENT -JANUARY -28, 2010
Tee rTalent Conbtet a/ suCces
The first Teen Talent Contest
held on January 16 at the South-
Shore Regional Library was
deemed quite a success on several
measures. The 15 entries varied
from band to vocal to piano and
even to dance. The contest was
open to anyone ages 12 to 18 and
all ages were represented. Vocals
ranged from Kanye West to El-
vis Presley; piano soloists ranged
from classical to jazz. The five
judges, covering a wide range of
interests and experience, as well
as the audience of 130 plus guests
expressed pleasant surprise at the
amount and range of talent.
Prize money was provided by the
Friends of the SouthShore Library.
First prize of $100 was awarded
to Alissa Hernandez who played
classical Toccata on the piano.
Second prize of $50 was awarded
to a local band so new they asked
the judges to give them a name;
Jeannine and the Boyz played
"Heartless" by Kanye West. Third
prize of $25 was awarded to singer
Judges commented on each per-
formance similar to American Idol
(without the negative Simon).
Each performance was rated for
Presentation, Creativity, Clarity
and Ability. Rose Ostrander from
the Pelican Players encouraged
performers who were ready to
graduate to apply for arts scholar-
ships given out to local students
each year by the Sun City Center
theatre group. Judges consisted
of Ernest Hooper, columnist for
the St. Petersburg Times, Sandy
Nitch, performer with "Live - -
After Five" jazz group, Rose
Ostrander of the Pelican Play-
ers, Barbara Van Eycken, local
singer and performer (Patsy
Cline) and Diane Waronka,
Board member of Friends
of the SouthShore Regional
Local teens earn commu-
nity credit by volunteering
at the library and meeting
together as the Teen Advisory
Board. Meetings are held at
the library the first Monday
of every month at 7 p.m. For
more information, call Wil-
liam Harris at the library or
call (813)273-3652. Alissa ernandez re
from William Harris, Lives 1st Place Prize m ey
rLibary Teen Activities Director
Band members (left to right): Kevin Tran, lan Couture,
Jeanine Tatlock, Trenton Couture receive 2nd Place Prize
Jmone from "Mr. Bill" of the library.
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Check out some new fishing
Have you seen all the new prod-
ucts that are on the market to
improve your fishing? It may be
time to check some new equip-
I was told years ago to put a light
over the edge of our pier for night
catches, and that the fish would
come to the light.
In 2010 they improved my styro-
foam framed light with one that
goes down into the water.
This device has a metal bulb,
which can be replaced. Plug the
unit into a 110 volt outlet. The
entire unit is encased in a tri-level
housing which is waterproof. When
dropped into the water, it goes to
If on a boat, plug into a 110 out-
let and drop overboard. It will light
up to 30' in diameter and produce
10,000 lumens lighting. This costs
$399. The one I used cost me $2.50
and I caught snook with that float-
ing styrofoam light.
Need to paint the bottom of your
boat? You may want a copper-free
paint. A new one has just entered
the market called Pacifica Plug In-
terlux. This new paint is effective in
keeping marine organisms off boat
hulls and targets shellfish. It dries
quickly and you may launch your
boat the same day. How much is it?
It will cost you $270 per gallon.
Need a new motor? Check Yama-
ha who introduced three new sizes
If you are a bow fisherman, there
is a new bow casting platform for
Mercury also has a new motor out
for smaller size boats.
What next? 2010 now has new
3-D fishing charts available, show-
ing the peaks and valleys of the
water. NavNet charts are for the
east and west coast, including the
Gulf of Mexico. You need their sys-
tem for a download.
Humminbird has announced a
new addition to their down imaging
sonar. You not only look down on
each side, but also under the boat.
Another new trend in fishing
lights has hit the market with deep-
drop lights in many shapes, sizes
and colors, which look like Christ-
mas tree ornaments.
Hydro-Glo lights will suspend
vertically with a bulb measuring 24
to 48". They come in an assortment
of colors, with some that flash.
They have a slogan, 'no light, no
bite.' They are LED lights.
Our local waters have been trans-
parent and very clear. Many anglers
report that they have had days of
fun out there sight casting. Some
say it reminds them of the ol' days,
before our polluted waterways.
Their sight casting prey have been
a lot of redfish, sheepshead, and
flounder, which all have survived
the cold spell.
The shores were covered with
dead snook after the freeze and this
is what has closed the snook sea-
Shrimp, dead or alive, seems to be
the best bait during the cold spell.
Artificial bait does not appeal to
them. The fish are still cold and are
slow to come to your bait. It might
be best to bounce it on the bottom
and bring it up slowly. A lot of slug-
gish fish are still out there.
Live shrimp are hard to come by
this time of the year. Some anglers
say they used frozen sardines and
made a number of catches.
Speckled trout has weathered the
cold spell with a lot of fun catches
on the flats. Some anglers say it
was warm enough to wade in for
their catches and they used jigs
with live bait.
Some snook survived the cold
spell as well as jacks, reds, floun-
der, sheepshead, ladyfish, and
mangrove snapper. All have been
caught this week.
Fishing in the deep this week has
yielded some red and gag grouper
catches. Those fishing the channels
of Tampa Bay said they hit a school
of gags and had limit catches.
Anglers from St. Pete explained
that they think many of the fish es-
caped the cold by swimming into
the springs and warmer canals.
Many fish didn't survive, filling
our shorelines with dead fish.
Low tides have grounded two big
yachts -- one at Long Boat Key and
a 120 footer at Bradenton Beach.
I heard some complaints about
dead fish. I cleaned up my own
shoreline and I think you should
Try out some new 2010 fishing
gadgets; watch the weather and fish
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The Moose calendar
The Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is located at
212 E. Shell Point Road, Ruskin, (813) 645-5919.
Friday, January 29
Saturday, January 30
Friday, February 5
Saturday, February 6
Sunday, February 7
Friday, February 12
Saturday, February 13
Friday, February 19
Saturday, February 20
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Super Bowl Party
Live Music by Calvin O
Valentine's Dance with Kim Mullins
Live music by Nickel and Dime
Moose Legion's Dinner
Moose Legion Men's Beauty Pageant
Karaoke with Kim Mullins
Live music by Gene Cannon
Karaoke with Kim Mullins
5-7 p.m. Spaghetti Dinners
(half orders available)
5-7 p.m. Wings (the best I have every had)
5-7 p.m. Fish Fry
(beer batter, fried or baked)
All events are opened to qualified members and guest.
Ruskin VFW Post #6287
Ruskin VFW Post #6287, 5120 U.S. 41 N. has listed the following
weekly activities. Meetings are: American Legion on 1st Wednesday
each month; VFW and LAVFW on
the 2nd Wednesday each month;
and MAVFW on the 3rd Thursday
Thursday, January 28 OPEN.
Friday, January 29 Fish Fry
from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 30 Turkey
Shoot at 1:30 p.m. LAVFW Steak
SDinnerfrom 5 to 6:30 p.m. Music by
Gene Cannon from 7 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, January 31- Texas Hold 'em at 1 p.m. NFL Football. Fire
in the Hole at 5:30 p.m.
Ladies' Auxiliary VFW Post 8108
sponsors patriotic art contest
Students in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade are eligible to enter the
Young American Patriotic Art Contest. Art must be on paper or canvas.
Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-
ink or all may be used. Digital art may be used, but must be on paper or
canvas. No discs will be accepted. When submitting computer/digital
art, be aware that all images need to be original, i.e., do not scan in or
otherwise use photographs or art created by others; all images incorpo-
rated must be the artist's own and not lifted from publications or outside
Do not frame! Submit canvas entries on stretcher frames. Other entries
must be matted on white. Do not use color mats in matting, use heavy
paper to reinforce the back. Mounted and floating mats may also be
The art should be no smaller than 8"x10" but no larger than 18"x24",
not including the mat.
If you use the American flag in your entry, it must conform to the
Federal Flag Code as far as color, number of stars and stripes, and oth-
er pertinent rules of the code. Entries must be done during the current
school year. Each student may submit only one entry.
Students needing an entry form may contact Norrine Forrest at (813)
677-9559. A completed entry form must be attached to your entry.
The student must also be sponsored by a Ladies'Auxiliary and Ladies'
Auxiliary VFW Post 8108, 7504 Riverview Dr., Riverview, would be
honored to sponsor any student wishing to submit an entry.
Zipperer's Funeral Home
Only onsite Crematory in S. Hillsborough County
Family owned and operated since 1979
1520 33rd St. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570
VFW Post #8108
Riverview Memorial VFW Post
#8108, 7504 Riverview Dr. sched-
ule is as follows:
Meetings: Men's Auxiliary --
1st Thursday at 7 p.m.
2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m.
VFW Post --
2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, $6
Monday: Bar Bingo at 6:30 a.m.
Spaghetti from 5 to 7 p.m. $6
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.;
Fish, $6; Combo, $7
Karaoke from 8 to ?
Saturday: Karaoke from 8 to ?
2nd Tuesday: Ladies' Auxiliary
Meeting at 7 p.m.
3rd Tuesday: VA Hospital Bingo
-- Leave Post at 6 p.m.
$6 All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
Men's Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
Post Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.
(all you can eat fish -- $6)
Carry-out orders available.
Call ahead -- 671-9845
They also serve Chicken Tenders,
Shrimp or combos for $7.
Each dinner comes with fries,
coleslaw, and a hush puppy.
Karaoke by Jeff at 8 p.m.
Marines and FMF
The next meeting of the River-
view Detachment of the Marine
Corps League will be held at 7:30
p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the
American Legion Post 148, 7240
U.S. Hwy. 301 S., Riverview.
The Detachment would like to
invite all area Marines and FMF
Corpsmen to attend this meeting
and learn what they are all about.
For more information, call Jack
Skelding at (813) 672-1778 or
Riverview Chamber holds ribbon cutting
On Jan. 12 Jonathan Hayden, Owner/Chief of Protective Services of Florida, held a ribbon cutting at the
Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce located at 10520 Riverview Drive. For more information, call
Jonathan Hayden at (813) 401-5481.
JANUARY 28, 2010
Making Sure They Are Never
(NAPSA) There are many ways to honor the brave men and women
who have given their lives in service of their country.
"It's important to remember and honor those we have loved and lost,"
said David Kessler, grief specialist. "Doing so can give life new meaning
for those left behind."
Here are a few ways people have chosen to honor fallen heroes:
Planting trees to improve the environment.
Donating a bench in a park the veteran loved to visit.
Donating to a charity close to the veteran's heart.
Establishing a scholarship fund for deserving students with similar
interests. Even a small amount can help.
Friends and family members can now create specially designed online
military tributes for the veterans they wish to honor on a popular obitu-
A military tribute can list the veteran's service branch awards, badges,
rank, subspecialty and service dates.
There's a place for a biography and career summary, and photos can be
posted in a variety of albums.
For example, a military photo album might include photos that focus
on the person's time in service, while a family album can display more
Visitors to a military tribute built in honor of a fallen soldier can learn
more about your favorite veteran, share a memory, light a candle for that
person or leave a condolence on his or her memory book.
"Creating a tribute for my father was a collaborative, moving and emo-
tional experience for me and my entire family. We dug up his old photos
to create the slideshow, added all of the Coast Guard medals he was so
proud of and included all the precious stories he would share with us
about his service when we were young. It means so much to me that my
children and grandchildren will be able to visit this beautiful tribute and
learn about the wonderful man their grandfather and great-grandfather
was," said Terry DuBois about the military tribute created for her father,
Victor, at www.tributes.com/VictorDuBois.
For more information, visit www.tributes.com.
For more information, visit www.tributes.com.
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JANUARY 28, 2010
Blood analysis for both pets and humans
Bub Cronin, CEO of NBA Research Group, will discuss his methods
of live blood cell analysis for both humans and pets and how our health
depends on our cells actually benefiting from the nutrients that we ingest
every day of our lives. Cronin will also review how blood analysis is
often able to target difficult animal health issues.
Bub also probes for herbal treasures in the inaccessible Amazon Jun-
gles of South America. Cronin will share his experiences and herb dis-
coveries that are resolving many of man's chronic and deadly health is-
sues. Join him in the Heritage Room in the Sun City Center's Complex,
1009 North Pebble Beach Blvd, at 10:00 am, on Wednesday, Feb. 3 to
learn about these ground-breaking discoveries.
For information, call Ed Leary, 383-7594.
watoto Uhildren's unoir
United Methodist Church of Sun City Center to host
Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda
The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, will be hosting the world-
renowned Watoto Children's Choir on Thursday, Jan.28 at 6:30pm.
From the Watoto Church in Uganda, the Children's Choir performances are a soulful blend of African
rhythm, contemporary gospel and ethnic dance. Through their music the choristers share their unique stories
and express their new found hope. The children's energy and sincerity continue to inspire audiences around
the world. These Concerts of Hope are a lively demonstration of the life changing love of God experienced
by the children of Watoto, and gives them exposure to other cultures broadening their world view. For more
information about this ensemble, visit www.watoto.com.
This special concert is free and open to the public, and a free will offering will be taken. For more informa-
tion about this and other concerts and special events at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, con-
tact Jeff Jordan, Director of Music and the Arts, at 813-634-2539, or visit their website www.sccumc.com.
n J CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
nfo.net/usa/JO.html l SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Re-birth of the Traditional 1:15 a.m. Bend.
bluesrseryProvided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m
Pastor Jack R. Palzer
Enjoy an evening of traditional 5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach
Dixieland music on Thursday, Feb. (.ror som MirBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 t
Dixieland music on Thursday, Feb.
4, at 7 p.m at St. John the Divine, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
the Sun City Center church cam- Growing by Faith from Generation to Generation
pus at 1015 Del Webb Blvd. Rev. Tracy H. Wider Church Office 813-645-1521
Hear the music as it was per- SUNDAY SERVICES: 9 am Contemporary Service and Sunday School
formed in the 1920s and 1930s. at West Campus, S.R. 674 and 9th Street SE, Ruskin
8 am Traditional Service and 11 am Holy Communion with Choir at East Campus
Questions? Call the church of- at 1015 Del Webb Blvd., SCC
fice at 645-1521. All Worship Services with Holy Communion and Healing Holy Oil
Don't forget to
register! Ruskin United Methodist Church
The Spring Semester of the First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (Behind Suntrust Bank)
Community Church College will ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
run from Feb. 15 to March 25. SUNDAY MORNINGS: (Nov.-April ........................ a.m. Day Care Available
You may also register online at Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. 6a.m. 6 p.m.
You may also register online at Phone: 645-1241 Sunday Schol ....................... 9:30 a.m. ca645-6198
www.cccinscc.org. Late registra-
tion is from Feb. 1-18, Monday
thru Thursday mornings, from
ahtonioth egfrom REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
8:30 am to noon in the College of- REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
fice. The College office is closed 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354
on Friday. Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, Pastor 634-1292
For information call the College Saturday Worship: 4:00 p.m.
Office at 813-634-8607 or email Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Tri-C(@tverizon.net Holy Communion....First & Third Sunday* Bible Class...Thursday 10 am, Guests Welcome
VOTF to meet First Church of Christ, Scientist
Ruskin Sun City Center (813) 645-6102
The Tampa Bay Affiliate of 204 Second St. N.W, Ruskin, Florida 33570
Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) will Sunday Service Sunday School ................................ 10 AM
meet at 1:30-3:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday Testimony Meeting .............................................. 5PM
SReading Room Tuesday & Thursday...................................... 1-4 PM
Feb. 8, at Our Lady of Guadalupe ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com
Church, 16550 South U.S. 301,
Wimauma. (Across Hwy 301 from
Copper Penny Restaurant). FRST BAPTIST CHURC:H
Meeting will include report on 6nna fns a.
horrific debacle of the Catholic 820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
Church in Ireland, as well as an RUSKIN, FL 33570
update on the Florida legislative 645-6439
reform efforts to prevent sexual www.fbcruskin.org
abuse. Bring a friend and help A Resource forFamilies
themmake this happen in Florida.
Them meet is pen i Sunday School............................9:45 a.m.
The meeting is free. Morning Worship............8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Dr. Barry Rumsey
For information call Larry, 634- Evenig Service.............6:00 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
9904 or larryvaughan@comcast. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. THROUGH 12TH
net Awana............................................. 7:00 p.m. GRADE
Don Carlson Photo
Front L to R: Church Historian Hazel Martin and Church Clerk Di-
anne Carlson; Back L to R: Treasurer Richard Larson; Assistant.
Treasurer; Jo Prater; Vice-Moderator Richard Stanhope; Moderator
Anne Ginevan; and Senior Minister Reverend Michael Evans.
The United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Cen-
ter, had their Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 17.
The election and installation of Church Officers, Board and Committee
Members were held.
NEWS RELEASE DEADLINE: THURSDAY P.M.
YOUR WEEKLY COMMUNITY NEWS SOURCE
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCC
Meets in the Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue
1115 E. Del Webb Blvd.
Thursday, 7:00 PM Call 633-0396
Character is what you are in the dark.
Dwight L. Moody
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
"Where God's Love is Shared"
U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Ruskin, FL 645.1121 www.nbcor.org
Sunday School for all ages 9:30 AM SBC
Morning Worship 10:45 AM Wanted: People Who Want to Grow
Evening Worship 6:00 PM and Live for Jesus!
Full Wednesday Schedule for all ages
COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
641-2128 Sunday School................................... 9:45 a.m.
501 2nd Street SE Ruskin Morning Worship.............................. 10:45 a.m.
Rev. Dennis Dilbeck Wed. Evening Bible Study & Praise.....7:00 p.m.
North River Church of Christ
13885 U.S. Hwy 301 South
(Just South of the Manatee County Line)
Minister: Howard Johnson Offce 941-776-1134
Services: Sunday 10:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm
Wednesday7:00pm Home 813-754-1776
SFirst Baptist Church of Gibsonton
"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
TraditionalWorship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns MorningWorship 10:30 AM.
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M.
Interpreter for the Deaf id-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M. S
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle An Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
\Gibsonton, FL 33534 813-677-1301
Welc 6O Ae. EVERETT TATE, MINISTER
South Hillsborough Church of Christ
1611 First St. SW Ruskin, FL 645-7607
SERVICES: Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m .: 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday................7:00 p.m. a_-s
PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573
Phone: 634-2328 Fax: 633-6670
Masses: Sunday:............................................................. 10:00 AM, Noon
Saturday Vigil..................................................4:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Daily.......................... ......... .. ................ 8:00 AM
www.popcc.org Confessions: Monday Friday 7:30am, Saturday 8:30am and 3:00pm
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New members welcomed
Interim Pastor Dr. Ron Churchill welcomed Robert (Bob) and Berna-
dette Thompson as new members to the Trinity Baptist Church.
Dessert card party offered
The Council of Catholic Women of Prince
of Peace Catholic Church invites any- *
one who likes to play cards or any board "
game to make up their table in advance and
come to the monthly Dessert Card Party on
Wednesday, Feb. 10, from noon until 3:30 <
pm in Conesa Center.
They furnish cards, pencils and tallies and ,
have an assortment of desserts plus table
and door prizes. For more information call
Unitarian Universalist members to
On Jan. 28 Lester Parkhurst, long time member, will present "Atti-
tude." Parkhurst has been a Universalist since 1947. The past sixty two
years have taught him many hard lessons that have affected his attitude.
Attitudes make a difference. Coffee and conversation is at 7:00pm, in the
Social Hall at 1115 Del Webb Blvd. East, Sun City Center. The program
begins at 7:30 pm. Visitors are welcome. For information call 813-633-
On Feb.4 Rev. Dr. Robert Tucker will present "Oxygen, Fire & Light"
Joseph Priestly, a fascinating scientist and UU Minister discovered oxy-
gen and this sermon surveys his life. The program begins at 7:30 and
this week is food collection week. Visitors are welcome. For information
Christian songwriters present
workshop, concert in Lithia
A highly successful contemporary Christian songwriting team will
present a songwriting conference and concert Feb. 19 and 20 at Grace
Community United Methodist Church at FishHawk.
The musicians, David and Nicole C. Mullen, have won numerous
Dove awards, received several Grammy Award nominations and have
released dozens of chart-topping hits. The concert is Friday, Feb. 19,
from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The songwriting conference is Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Doors open one hour before each event.
The cost of the workshop is $99 until Feb. 5 and $129 after Feb. 5.
The cost of the workshop includes free entrance to the concert for the
person attending the workshop. Additional tickets are $8 (for registrants
only) and $10.
For more information and to register for the event, visit gracecommu-
nityumc.org. Grace Community United Methodist Church is located at
5708 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Lithia.
In loving memory of Gene Brosi born
in 1923 in NYC. Gene died peacefully
on January 19, 2010 at the Lifepath
Hospice, Sun City Center.
Gene is survived by his beloved
wife of 66 years Margaret. He was a
grandfather of 9 and great grandfather
of 13. Gene moved to Kings Point 27
years ago and began the 19 Holers
club which is still growing. He loved to
dance and was the best on the dance
floor. He was a member of the board
for the Glendower Circle, served as
an usher at his church and was active
on the local emergency squad. Gene
served in the Marines in WWII then
settled in Bethpage, NY to raise his
family. He was a Regional Manager for
Beech Nut Corporation. Donations to
Lifepath may be made to Hospice or
Sun City Emergency Squad.
Center for Restoration Ministries
"Restoring the broken through the Word of God"
SERVICES: Worship Service..................Sundays 11 a.m.
Bible Study.................... Wednesday 7 p.m.
301 1st Street NE Ruskin, FL 33570 813-645-7779 r
St t. i, ii. .., ti. it. i'. til.. n i Pastors Teresa & Freddie Roberts, Sr
A spiritual home where you can come as you are, be
yourself, and find God in your own way. We are a fellow-
ship that encourages spirituality rather than "religion."
Affiliated with Assoc of Unity Churches, Lee's Summit
MO, and Unity, publishers of the Daily Word
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Beth Israel's Social Hall
1115 Del Webb E.
Sun City Center, FL
Unity Community of Joy
www.unitycommunityofjoy.com Tel. 813-298-7745
V THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
INVITES YOU TO THE SERVICES NOW WORSHIPPING IN THE "CHAPEL"
AT SUN CITY CENTER FUNERAL HOME 10:30 AM ON SUNDAYS
NO CREED... BUT CHRIST
NO BOOK...BUT THE BIBLE
1851 RICKENBACKER DRIVE 813-938-4955
Minister DR. DAVID CAMPBELL
QdnileofJIe^o disI GCiurcvofSiun Giy Genier
The Church of Open Hearts... Open Minds... Open Doors
1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
S Worship Services:
Saturday................. 4:00 p.m.- Creason Hall (Traditional Service)
I ,, Sunday.................... 8:15 a.m. in Sanctuary (Traditional Service)
9:30 a.m.- Creason Hall (The Oasis)
S F h 10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
i Fellowship tim T i... ... '1..,,; Ir .... 10:15a.m. and 11 am. in Creason Hall
-Giodis&'ove nn\".SCC I MC.com
PASTORS: DR. WARRENLANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
6I 6 Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
J wholeness during worship the first Sunday
of every month.
Meet fiends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible
For Information visit:
give thanks to the Lord, because
he is good his Cove is eternal.
Ruskin Church of Christ
Don White, Minister 813-361-1415
Sunday Bible Enrichment.............................10:00 a.m.
W orship................................................................................................... 11:00 a.m .
Iglesia De Dios Puerta Abierta
Open Door Church of God
Pastor Jose C. Pifia 813-645-3813 813-285-8245
Domingo (Sunday) Estudio Biblico (Bible Study) ............................. 6:00 p.m.
Servicio De Adoracion (Worship/ Praise Service) .............................. 7:00 p.m.
Miercoles (Wed.) Servicio De Oracion (Prayer Service) ............... 7:00 p.m.
Both Churches at this Location: 611 2nd Ave. NW, Ruskin, FL 33570
nPrepi Le BAPTIST CHURCH
4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
(4 miles south of Ruskin)
DAN COLLINS, PASTOR JIM KRAUSE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
C OMVIiiUNrITY INVITED
BIBLE STUDY 9:30 AM
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10:55 AM
SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE 7:00 PM
ADULTS, YOUTH, CHILDREN
For information, call 645-4085 Monday-Thursday
Saint Alnne Catholic Cihuch
Fr. John McEvoy
U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- .1 I. Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
Saturday Vigil M ass............................................................... 5:00 p.m .
Sunday M ass............................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.
Holy Days....................................... Contact Parish Office for Schedule
Daily ....................................................M onday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.
Espatol .............................. Domingo 12:00 p.m.; Miercoles 7:00 p.m.
Confession.............................Wednesday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
Marie Rech Grohgans
Marie Rech Grohgans Otto, 97,
of Sun City Center, FL passed away
peacefully on January 18, 2010.
Her parents, Conrad and Anna
Braunesreuter Rech, predeceased
her, as did her first husband, Frederick
Grohgans, and three brothers and two
sisters. Her second husband, Albert
Otto, her daughter, Marion Winsor,
as well as her daughter, Rosalie and
husband, Richard Murphy survive her.
She is also survived by five grandsons;
Ronald, Jef and Richard Winsor; and
Ted and Douglas Osborne; eleven
great-grandchildren and five great
Marie was born in Irvington, NJ on
June 13, 1912 and was a long-time
resident of Asbury Park and Neptune,
NJ. She moved to Sun City Center in
2003. A graduate of Drake Business
College, she retired from New Jersey
Bell Telephone Company in 1976.
She was actively involved with the
Telephone Pioneers of America and
served for many years with the Coast
Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 88, Point
Pleasant, NJ. She was an avid reader
and handcrafted many beautiful knitted
and crocheted items. Marie was a
member of Prince of Peace Catholic
Church in Sun City Center, FL.
Marie was a happy person, loved life
and inspired family and friends with
her positive outlook. She was devoted
to her entire family and will be greatly
missed, but fondly remembered by all.
The National Cremation &
Burial Society, Ruskin, is handling
arrangements. Interment will be in St.
Catherine's Cemetery, Sea Girt, NJ. A
memorial service was held in the Sun
Towers Chapel. Donations in Marie's
memory may be made to the Sun City
Center Emergency Squad or Prince of
Peace Catholic Church.
Church of Christ
807 Hwy. 41 Ruskin, FL 33570
^veV (across from Advance Auto Parts)
Minister James Murrell Sr. 813-919-7958
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 0 Morning Service I 1:00 a.m. 0 Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
JANUARY 28, 2010
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Falcon Watch Ladies
9 Hole League Winner
Jan. 22 Game-Throw
out worst hole
1st Judy Delaney, Janine John-
2nd Charlotte Corcoran 30
3rd Marian Crowe 33
1st Jennie Ryan 27
2nd Marilyn McCormick 32
3rd Mary Keller 33
Four assume leadership roles
Caloosa C.C. Women's 18 hole golf league association officers
2010 are: L-R: Sue Daveler President, Jeanne Kolls Vice President
and Tournament Coordinator, Sandy Nodruff Secretary and Sharon
1st Mary Ellen Nevin
2nd Kathryn Marcario
3rd Lorraine Fritzel
3rd Kathy Boccieri
1st Darlene Gray, Jo-Alice Ni-
Learn to create your family history
If you've thought about writing your memoirs there's still time to register for the eight-week classes being
held at the Ruskin campus of Hillsborugh Community College that will begin Friday Jan. 29 from 10:00 am
to 12:30 pm..
Taught by seasoned instructor Joan Shalleck, the course will enable you to become a more descriptive and
colorful writer while you craft an important legacy for your heirs.
You can register for this course called "Write Your Life Story" on line at www.HCCContinuingEd.com or by
calling 813-259-6528. Cost is $55 for twenty classroom hours.
Offer Ends January 31st!
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Watercolorists show art at library
Artist Susan Corbett describes one of her pieces to a group of on-
lookers at the opening of her and fellow watercolorist Diane Simon's
show at the South Shore Library. They even included a reception
to welcome Laurie Bishop, coordinator for the John Crawford Stu-
Artist reception planned
The art of Grace McKee, acrylic paintings and giclees can be seen at
the library gallery in the SouthShore Learning Resources Center. The
exhibit runs through Feb. 15. Information and images from the artist
are available at: Grace.McKee@live.com; www.GraceMcKee.com and
For further information call Dean Steven Stancil at (813) 259-6152.
Morgan's Farm Market.
Hwy. 41 l
One mile south of Little Manatee River OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Quality, Home-Grown Produce From our Garden
MILKSHAKES & SHORTCAKES
Now offering a full line of
S Super Bowl Specials Feb. 5-
30-lb. Box 100 t.
Oysters Jumbo Shrimp Middleneck
Place your Clams
order for clams
U30 8 b. and oysters by
Sat., Jan. 30.
Fish Market open Tues. Sun. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
FRESH Smoked Mullet Grouper r
*Alaskan King Crab Scallops
SFlorida Lobster Tails Soft Shell Crab
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4-15 ......... Tampa, Florida State
5-15 ......... Port Charlotte,
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25-Mar 7.. Orlando, Central
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completes its third y
Volunteers packaged 106,920
meals at SCC Community Center
on South Pebble Beach. 70,000
stayed locally for five food pan-
tries within six miles of the com-
munity center (1) Our Lady of
Guadalupe, (2) The Good Samari-
tan Mission, (3) Beth-el Mission,
(4) Calvary Lutheran Church and
(5) St. Anne's food pantry. Excess
meals were sent to Haiti.
Wow! Did that feel good
On Saturday, January 16, volun-
teers in Sun City Center gathered
together to package meals in the
"Kids Against Hunger" campaign
for the third year.
2008 250 Volunteers in Sun
City Center packaged over 70,000
2009 250 Volunteers packaged
over 60,000 meals during the af-
2010 300 Volunteers packaged
70,000 meals for local pantries
plus more than 36,000 meals ear-
marked for Haiti. The SCC Rotary
Club enlisted volunteers from area
churches, civic organizations, se-
nior citizen groups and those that
have done it in the past helped by
enlisting their friends and family
The cost of food for this event
is sponsored by the Interfaith
Council of Sun City Center and
others made cash contributions.
The "Nearly New Shop" supports
Interfaith Council so don't hesi-
tate to spend your dollars there for
For more information contact
Denny Hanson at 633-7733 or Jim
Wilmouth at 634-8001.
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Day." Some special
Florida has very finicky weather,
D'Abreau said. The risk of a late-
season freeze or frost remains pres-
ent, and leaving the dead branches
and leaves on what's left of your
plants and shrubs could act as pro-
tection if there's any life buried
fics D'Abreau of-
fered included keeping up your
regular watering schedule- water-
ing too much could produce fun-
gus or rot- and taking a good in-
ventory of your plant, shrub and
"A lot depends on what kind of
grass you had," she said as an ex-
Penny Fletcher Photos
Prior to the last cold spell, these shrubs, now brown, were as green
as the vine growing on this wall in Summerfield Crossings, Riv-
erview. The strip of grass, unfortunately, is all too similar to many
of the lawns and grassy areas in South County- looking almost as
white as weeds that have died along the roads.
planation when asked why some
grass now appears brown while
other grass is almost white. "Some
will come back and some may not.
It will depend on what life is left
down in the tissue."
As for the highly tropical plants,
many may be dead, because they
are not designed to withstand be-
low freezing temperatures for
more than a day or two. But still,
deep inside, there may be some
life and disturbing the deadened
parts now could endanger that.
Palm trees are trickier and home-
owners have to take a longer wait-
and-see attitude about them.
"Palms are slow growing and
only grow from one point- right
out of the top- so no one will know
if they are dead until time passes."
The unusual browning, and
even blackening, of some of the
palm fronds shows only that those
fronds have died. Don't cut any-
thing yet," she said. "If there's any
nutrients or energy left anywhere
in the plant (or tree) it could be
reabsorbed and reenergize new
When certain plants don't reen-
ergize and grow back, homeown-
ers should reassess their plant
"Why replant things that will
die if it freezes? There are many
choices that are not completely
tropical that will come back after
something like this and do well,"
D'Abreau also explained why
the invasive Brazilian peppers
seem to be flourishing.
"Unfortunately, they will take
over any area where other plants
have died, so we really need to get
them out, but the time to do it is
in the summer when nobody wants
to work in their yards. That's when
they don't have any berries on
them and can't spread when cut
Since this is the season when
they drop their berries (and repro-
duce) handling them now will only
make the problem worse.
"If you pull them out now, you
may have seedlings growing ev-
erywhere (from the berries left
on the ground) in the spring," she
said. "It's better iust to wait."
These hardy hibiscus bushes ___
were covered with a tarp on the
coldest nights but still, many of The half-formed stalk of banan-
the limbs near the tops of the as on the tree at left is ruined
bushes are breaking off and but the trees should look alive
have no green (chlorophyll) left again in the spring. Before the
inside. Experts say not to cut or M extended cold spell earlier this
prune them until the danger of month, bananas extended from
cold weather is over because Even if your potted plants all the small bunch remaining on
there may be life left in lower look like this they could still liv- the stalk down to the dark purple
branches, trunk and roots. en back up. bloom at the bottom of the limb.
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STATEWIDE The Fish Kill
Hotline has received hundreds of
reports of cold-related fish kills
across the state as a result of the
recent cold snap.
January's cold snap has affected
Florida's freshwater and marine
fisheries as water temperatures
dropped below normal for an ex-
tended period of time. During the
first few weeks of this month, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission's (FWC) Fish
Kill Hotline has received hundreds
of reports of cold-related fish kills
across the state.
When water temperatures drop,
if fish do not die from cold stress,
they may become more susceptible
to disease. Therefore, in addition
to observing dead fish, the public
may begin to see fish with sores
or fungal infections. Warm-water
species, including the popular
game fish snook, are particularly
vulnerable to cold temperatures.
The FWC monitors fish disease
and mortality events around the
state. Fish kills are not uncommon
in Florida and may be caused by
a variety of factors including red
tide, low dissolved oxygen condi-
tions, and extreme temperatures,
both hot and cold.
Data gathered by the FWC will
also be used to assess the impacts
of this cold weather event on the
state's fisheries populations. Re-
searchers report that many spe-
cies have been impacted including
saltwater fish such as snook and
tarpon. In fresh water, some native
fish have been impacted. Howev-
er, most die-offs occurred among
non-native species such as tilapia.
The FWC asks the public to con-
tinue to report dead, dying, or dis-
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FWC records unprecedented number
of cold-related manatee deaths
The cold period that began Janu-
ary 2 and lasted nearly two weeks
continues to impact Florida mana-
tees. Biologists with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute docu-
mented more than 100 manatee
carcasses in state waters from the
beginning of the year through Jan-
Biologists report that the prelim-
inary cause of death for 77 of these
animals is cold stress. Although
pending final review, the number
of cold-stress deaths exceeds the
previous record of 56 for that cat-
egory in a single year, which was
set in 2009.
In addition, researchers note ex-
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eased fish to the Fish Kill Hotline
by calling 800-636-0511 or sub-
mitting a report online at http://
Although the FWC seeks reports
of fish kills for research purposes,
the agency is not responsible for
the cleanup of dead fish. Cold-
related fish kills are naturally oc-
curring events and are generally
left to nature to clean up. Follow-
ing fish kill events, natural scav-
engers, such as birds and other
animals, usually provide cleanup
within a week or so, depending
on the scale and duration of the
kill. In some cases, local authori-
ties or private groups may conduct
cleanup activities, but usually only
if resources allow.
In response to the recent wide-
spread saltwater fish kills, the
FWC issued two executive orders
on January 15, 2010, one to pro-
tect Florida's snook, bonefish and
tarpon fisheries, and the other to
allow for people to legally dispose
of dead fish associated with the
As a reminder, according to the
Florida Department of Health, har-
vesting distressed or dead animals
for consumption is not advised un-
der any circumstances.
posure to cold this year likely con-
tributed to the deaths of several
newborn manatees, classified as
"perinatal." Researchers continue
to recover and examine carcasses,
so the total is expected to rise; how-
ever, the rate should slow down as
water temperatures warm.
The recent cold snap exposed
manatees in Florida to cold water
temperatures. Exposure to low
temperatures over a period of time
can cause a condition called mana-
tee cold-stress syndrome, which
can result in death.
Since receiving the initial reports
of cold stress-related manatee
deaths on Jan. 7, FWC biologists
have been working closely with
FWC law enforcement and partner
agencies, including the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, to respond to
the high number of manatee deaths.
FWC staff members and conserva-
tion partners are working extended
hours to recover and transport car-
casses to the FWC's Marine Mam-
mal Pathobiology Laboratory in
St. Petersburg. There, biologists
perform necropsies, or animal au-
topsies, on each manatee to deter-
mine the cause of death and gather
additional data. Some carcasses
that cannot be transported are ex-
amined in the field.
Since the cold weather condi-
tions began to affect Florida, FWC
researchers have worked diligent-
ly to rescue several manatees and
continue to respond to reports of
"We are deeply concerned about
these impacts on manatees and
other fish and wildlife," said FWC
Chairman Rodney Barreto. "We
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appreciate all the time and effort
being put into the process of docu-
menting the effects of this unprec-
edented event and ask the public
to assist in the effort by reporting
dead or distressed manatees to the
FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at
For additional information about
manatee conservation, visit My-
FWC.com/Manatee. For more
information on manatee mortality
research, visit http://research.My-
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Yearly manatee count
Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC) counted an all-time-high number of manatees during the
annual synoptic survey during the week of January 11.
The FWC reported a preliminary count of 5,067 manatees statewide.
Teams counted 2,779 manatees on Florida's East Coast and 2,288 on the
West Coast. The final numbers will be available at the end of February,
following updated counts on deaths from cold and verification of the
The cold weather that helped researchers obtain the record high count
also highlighted the importance of warm-water habitat for the species.
During the recent cold snap, biologists noted unusually large numbers of
manatees gathered in the warm-water sites for extended periods of time.
FWC researchers, managers and law enforcement officers closely moni-
tored the large numbers of manatees dependent on these sites.
For more information about manatees and synoptic surveys, visit http://
research.MyFWC.com. To report a dead or distressed manatee, call the
FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
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Thanks to the community from
The Mary & Martha House
The Board of Directors and staff at The Mary & Martha House would
like to thank the community for its generosity over the 2009 holiday
season. The many donations of food and gifts were greatly appreciated
by the women and children. In these difficult economic times, the con-
tinuing generosity and support of the community is truly overwhelming.
They also want to acknowledge all the great volunteers that donate hours
to help Mary & Martha accomplish its mission to "help women and chil-
dren in temporary crisis."
Mary & Martha House is a shelter for homeless and abused women
and children operating emergency shelters and transitional housing in
South Hillsborough County. For more information on volunteering, call
New year at SHARE
SHARE (Food Network) has changed its minimum price requirement
from $18 to the new minimum order price of $6. The requirement for
volunteer hours was eliminated last year. There are no income require-
ments or restrictions and the program is open to everyone.
SHARE is available to all and the food packages that are available are
approximately 50% below the cost that you would pay at the grocery
store. Items offered are meats, fruits and vegetables. Holiday meat
packages are available for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Ruskin
Methodist Church site is a 'select site,' which means additional items are
available for purchase.
Orders are placed and paid for in advance and the food is available for
pickup the following month. Orders can be paid by cash or food stamps.
The sign-up date for February is Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Ruskin United
Methodist Church, located at 105 Fourth Ave. NW in Ruskin. January
orders will be picked up at that time Hours are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
For more information, call 645-1241. Give SHARE a try.
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The new maximum credit for tax year 2009 is $5,657 for a family
with three or more children; $5,028 for a family with two children;
$3,043 for a family with one child and $457 if there are no chil-
The new income limits are $43,279 ($48,279 if married filing
Jointly) for families with three or more children; $40,295 ($45,295
I if married filing jointly) for families with two children; $35,463
($40,463 if married filing jointly) if there is one child and $13,440
($18,440 if married filing jointly) for no children. Investment in-
come must be $3,100 or less. Children must meet certain relation-
Sship and residency requirements.
Created in 1975, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps
offset Social Security taxes and provides an incentive for work. It
is the federal government's largest benefits program for working
More than 60 percent of all tax returns claiming EITC are filed
During the month of February.
An estimated 20 to 25 percent more people may qualify for EITC
but may not be aware of it.
The EITC is for people who work and have low to moderate in-
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Internet's role in genealogy
At its Feb. 16 meeting, members of the South Bay Genealogical Soci-
ety will learn from Donna Moughty how to maximize one's online expe-
riences. Her talk is entitled, "Faster than Light: Effective Genealogical
Research on the Internet."
She is a Professional Genealogist, a member of the Association of
Professional Genealogists, and has been doing family research for over
15 years. In addition to presentations like this one, she teaches classes,
consults, provides research assis-
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Cypress Creek Elementary School's January Terrific Kids
Cypress Creek Elementary announced the January Terrific Kids which is sponsored by the Sun City
Kiwanis. They are: Dilan Hernandez-Ruiz, Diego Zamora-Sanchez, Maria Mejia-Rivera, Rebecca Avila,
William Mucher, Laine Barfield, Alexandro Avila, Kenneth Coronel, Sierra Underwood, Johnathon Carl-
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The South Shore Sound Chorus,
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national, invites ladies who love
to sing to check them out. They
all love to sing and have a great
time doing it. Practice starts at 7
PM. at the Bell Shoals Church of
Christ on Bell Shoals Rd., Bran-
don. Bring a friend.
For information, call 1-866-730-
7464 or go to the web site www.
I Meet Randy Wilkinson
Randy Wilkinson is a candidate for the 12th
SDistrict US House of Representatives.
You will be able to meet him at the meeting
Iat Maranatha Temple Church of God, 101 6th
Avenue, SE, Ruskin on February 1, at 1:00
SHe is a "common man with a common
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LEGOLAND is coming to Florida
At a press conference at Cypress
Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida
Thursday, Jan. 21, Merlin En-
tertainments, the world's second
largest visitor attraction operator,
announced a multi-million dollar
investment in the biggest family
tourist center in the world with the
planned opening of LEGOLAND
Speakers included: Governor
Charlie Crist, Nick Vamey, CEO
of Merlin Entertainments, Senator
J.D. Alexander and Polk County
Commissioner Bob English.
Children from the Florida Bap-
tist Children's Home were excited
to see more than 100,000 LEGO
bricks dumped onto the ground
representing the initial "seeds" of
building LEGOLAND Florida.
Other key visuals during the press
conference included a 17' x 10'
mural showcasing the rides, shows
and attractions that will come
to LEGOLAND Florida, a large
LEGO mosaic of the Park's logo, a
baby panther created out of 6,200
LEGO bricks given to Governor
Charlie Crist, a LEGO orange pre-
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and a LEGO mosaic of the Polk
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Research shows 'killer' bees
haven't stung honey production
GAINESVILLE In just a few
years after Africanized honey bees
were introduced to Brazil in 1956,
the aggressive bees had dominated
and ruined domestic hives through-
out South and Central America.
According to University of Florida
research, however, the same story
isn't playing out in North America.
According to an economic analy-
sis from UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, since their
arrival in the U.S. in October 1990,
Africanized honey bees (often called
killer bees) haven't had a substantial
economic impact on the honey pro-
duction of domestic hives-even after
spreading throughout 10 states.
The analysis, published online by
the journal of Ecological Econom-
ics, seems to indicate virtually no
hive loss to the bees any eco-
nomic loss was likely due to the
cost of preventive measures taken
by hive keepers to keep the African-
ized bees away, said Charles Moss,
one of the analysts behind the report
and a professor in UF's department
of food and resource economics.
"This helps to show that the pri-
mary concerns with Africanized
honey bees are liability and safety,
which are everyone's concern and
aren't strictly attached to beekeep-
ers," Moss said. "Beekeepers al-
ready have a much more pressing
economic concern from Colony
CCD is a mysterious phenomenon
which has reduced the population
of honeybees in the U.S. by about a
third every year since 2006.
Moss said that the analysis indi-
cates that beekeepers have been tak-
ing the optimal actions to reduce the
effects of Africanized bees ac-
tions such as those widely promoted
by state agencies.
"I am not surprised about the lack
of effect of Africanized bees on
honey production," said Jamie El-
lis of UF's Honey Bee Research and
Extension Laboratory, who helps
inform Florida's beekeepers on how
to deal with Africanized bees.
Ellis, who did not participate in
the economic analysis, says bee-
keepers usually change their man-
agement styles when Africanized
bees are in the area. These steps can
reliably keep Africanized bees from
overtaking domestic hives.
However, certain factors, such
as the need to replace queen bees
more often, may drive costs up. And
some beekeepers may lose money if
they choose to leave lucrative bee-
removal businesses due to worries
about Africanized bee encounters.
Jerry Hayes, head of apiary in-
spection at the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices, worries that a more severe
economic impact on beekeepers
may come from overzealous zoning
of domestic beekeepers due to mis-
guided worries that having domes-
tic bees may attract the Africanized
"Honey is a byproduct of pollina-
tion, which is the most important
aspect of managed honey bees, he
said. "If beekeepers are zoned, or-
dinanced and restricted out of areas
because of fear then it is people
putting the strain on the keepers and
their ability to produce, not the Afri-
Trust your Eyecare to Specialists
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FRIDAY & SATURDAY CALL FOR RESERVATIONS (813) 634-5517.
January 29 & 30 11am 3pm
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& The Courtyards
$400,000-2305 Platinum Dr
$350,000-1035 Emerald Dunes Dr
$340,000-302 Noble Faire Ct
$274,000-416 Noble Faire Ct
$269,900-2205 New Bedford Dr
$250,000-2103 Platinum Dr
$250,000-1115 Opal Ln
$242,000-1112 Jasmine Creek Ct
$239,000-1007 Regal Manor Wy
$235,000-808 Regal Manor Wy
$219,900-2004 Wedge Ct
$210,000-1416 Bluewater Dr
$210,000-708 Winterbrooke Wy
$195,000-330 Northway Dr
$189,000-312 Caloosa Palms Ct
$182,000-228 Linger Ln
$175,000-1504 Heron Dr
$174,000-740 Winterbrooke Wy
$165,000-1813 Columbine PI
$164,900-105 Kenley Wy
$161,500-2326 Emerald Lake Dr
$155,500-1817 Columbine PI
$154,900-627 Ft Duquesna Dr
$145,000-2507 Runningbrooke Wy
*$139,000-725 Ojai Ave
$129,900-721 Fox Hills Dr
*$129,900-722 Ojai Ave
$129,000-2117 Meadowlark Ln
$125,000-611 Ojai Ave
$119,900-677 Allegheny Dr
$119,000-810 Fox Hills Dr
*$115,500-663 Allegheny Dr
$115,000-1001 Bluewater Dr
$113,000-202 Strongbow Ct
*$110,000-1702 Del Webb Blvd W
$100,000-634 Oakmont Ave
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Bob & Mary Ann Pasquarello
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Barb & Phil DiRosario
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*$140,000-1114 New Windsor Lp
*$139,900-2040 Sifield Gr Wy
*$137,000-502 Princeton Grns Ct
*$129,000-2031 Inverness Gr Dr
*$125,900-820 McCallister Ave
*$125,000-2228 Mayfield Palms Ln
*$122,500-779 Masterpiece Dr
*$122,000-2323 Lancaster Dr
*$115,000-1310 Leland Dr
*$112,000-1405 Langley Dr
*$104,000-1226 Fairway Grns Dr
*$99,900-2526 Lancaster Dr
*$99,000-1313 Leland Dr
*$95,000-2117 Halcyon Dr
*$89,900-2010 Hullhouse Dr #336
*$83,900-2008 Halidom Wy
*$69,900-2021 Hawkhurst Cir
*$63,900-2004 Hadrian Ct
*$60,000-304 Kelsey Wy
*$59,000-2120 Hereford Dr
*$55,000-324 Gloucester Blvd
*$49,000-1102 Hailsham Cir
*$45,000-102 Cambridge Trl #238
*$40,000-201 Bedford Trl
*$40,000-114 Gloucester Blvd
*$39,500-1902 Dandridge St #4
Dr Mel Fader
Barb & Phil DiRosario
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lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibson-
ton. 813-671-0036 to donate
Multi family garage sale. 515 Apollo
Beach Blvd., Friday & Saturday, 1/29 &
Garage sale. Friday 1/29 & Saturday
1/30. 8am-2pm. 1514 Belle Glade Ave.,
SCC. Tools, electronics, clothing, more.
No early birds.
310 GARAGE/YARD SALES
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Monday Sr. Discount
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Please call 813-645-5255
1311 3rd St. NE Ruskin
Behind St. Anne Church
& Next to Kennco Mfg.
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Friday only. 1/29, 8am-2pm. Many items,
Sun City Mobile Home Park
Parkwide Yard Sales.
Saturday, Jan. 30, 8am-2pm. Ruskin.
US 41 South to Universal. Follow
Yard sale 2027 South Pebble Beach
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3615 Petrova Circle, Ruskin. US41
south to Universal. 1/30 & 1/31, 8am-
4pm. Furniture, dishes, small appli-
ances, tools, knickknacks, small deep
freezer, (2) 3 wheel bikes, ladders,
Toro walk behind mower, used once.
Jan. 29 & 30. Friday & Saturday. 1502
Heron Dr., SCC. Large collection of
dolls, furniture, bicycles, toys, motorized
In & out nice furniture, kitchen, tools,
pool table & more. 6503 Bimini Ct.
628 La Jolla Ave., SCC. Thursday thru
Saturday, 1/28 to 1/30. 8am-2pm. Fur-
niture, household & misc. items.
Moving sale. Tools, furniture, scaffold-
ing, kitchen, ladder, freezer. Friday &
Saturday, Sunday? 8am. 220 Linger
Friday, January 29, 8am-? 803 Fox
Hills Dr., SCC. Multi family. Something
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Furniture, 6 pcs, rattan living room set
with tropical print. Only used 3 months.
New $3400 asking $2,200. Full size
sleeper sofa $150. 813-394-7982
Wall unit, 3 pc with desk, drawers,
shelves, walnut color. Cost $800 sell all
for $285. Kings Point. 813-634-7773
Neutral color sleeper sofa w/ matching
loveseat $125 for both, wood Futon
$125, dresser $30, 2 barstools $30 both.
360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Char-
gers, parts all related. Ronny's Carts &
Parts. 813-645-4515 or 813-484-9855
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top dollar for used carts, running or not.
Same day pickup. 813-300-0114
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360 GOLF CARTS
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Passenger Carts EZ Go Club
Car Cruise Car Yamaha
NEW USED CUSTOM
2107 College Ave. E (S.R. 674) Ruskin
GAS ELECTRIC SOLAR
425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Special-
izing in outside storage for RVs, boats
& trailers. 813-677-2000 www.South-
Little Manatee Outdoor Storage. RV's,
boat's, trailer's. All sizes. 2903 39th
Ave., SE. Ruskin. 813-787-8531. www.
Ramey's Business Park
RV & boat storage & heavy equip-
ment. 1/2 mile from Williams Park.
813-410-9607 or 813-849-1469
Boat & RV storage starting at $60.
Free wash station & dump station.
Self-storage climate controlled. Call
813-341- STOR (7867)
Feel the freedom
& save on gas 2009 Harley David-
son, Street Bob DYNA. $12,000. No
reasonable offer refused. Call Stephen
813-833-7148 or Carolyn 813-645-
7802 for appointment to see the bike.
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
1500sf home on large fenced gated lot.
Totally remodeled 2br, w/20x42 pool in
screened lanai. Perfect for entertain-
ing. Located on quiet. Adamsville Rd.,
$169k. SL Real Estate Services, LLC
813-741-3678 or 813-285-7872
Location, location, location. Golf course,
12th Tee. Kings Point, 2br/2ba, only
$41,000. Large walk-in closet, open
plan, laundry room. 813-634-7773 or
Cypress Creek single family 3br/2ba/
2cg, 1,689sf. Very nice $169,900. 3512
Concho Court, view on www.BestHome-
sofTampaBay.com. Roger Eha, Signa-
ture Realty Assoc. 813-610-6080
COUNTRY FEELING, TOWN
CONVENIENCE! 1.17 Acre cleared lot,
secluded, across from nature preserve,
with electric and well on site.
$59,900. Owner's financing.
*LARGE TREED LOT
OVERLOOKING RIVER: 0.89 Acre,
secluded, minutes from town, adjacent
to beautiful newer home. $65,000.
DEEP RIVERFRONT LOT WITH
HUGE DOCK & GREAT FISHING!
Cleared, fenced, zoned PD-MU.
Perfect setting for your new house/
mobile-home, and all utilities are
already there. $249,900.
To Place a classified ad
Call Beverly 813.645.3111.
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
Great 2 bedroom/2 bath manufac-
tured home located on Stephens
Road, just minutes from Wildcat
Creek Park. The home is ready for
occupancy and has a fenced yard
with fruit trees, laundry room
complete with washer & dryer, an
enclosed Florida room plus a
screened lanai. Call today for an
appointment to see this property!
Worthington, SCC 3BR/2BA with spa &
therapy pool (solar heated). $263,000.
Brentwood II "Expanded." KP.
2BR/2BAw/carport, reduced price $79,500.
Hampton "Expanded," KP. 2BR/2BA,
extra enclosed lanai, kitchen remodeled,
laminate floors, furnished and golf cart.
Stuart "Expanded," Fully furnished for
annual rental. $750 per month.
1BR/1%BA, Furnished, available
February and March. $1,000 per month.
512 CONDOS FOR SALE
Once in a lifetime view. 2 bedroom, 2
bath, Bahia Beach condo. Call Mary
813-315-8822 or maryeross@tam-
pabay.rr.com or cell 740-352-2167
Hyaeas model. 2br/2ba/2cg, condo in
Kings Point, end unit with large side
yard. Bright & open split floor plan.
Screened lanai, entry & garage, only
$114,000. Ginny Stick, Your Hometown
565 M.H. IN PARKS
Rent to own deal. Mobile home on
Little Manatee River, good fishing, 55+
park. Has all amenities. 12'x56' home
with K/Lr, 1ba/2br, large lanai Also a
1br/lba, K/Lr, carport, large Florida
room. All remodeled & furnished. Phone
Ruskin. 14x56, 2br/1 ba Full carport, with
laundry room, new appliances, carpet &
vinyl. Fully furnished. 55+ park on water.
Asking $15,000. 813-938-3720
610 WATERFRONT RENTALS
The Dolphin House, Apollo Beach, ef-
ficiency apartments on water. Boat dock-
ing /fishing. Pool, laundry. $185 weekly,
$185 deposit. No pets. 813-850-5217
New mobile homes for rent. Family
park. L & N Trailer Park, Gibsonton.
(2nd Month Free)
611 HOUSES FOR RENT
Sun City Center 55+
Now available 2br/2ba, includes water,
sewer, yard care, fitness, recreation
S & R Properties
3, 2 & 1 bedrooms. No pets. Ruskin,
Gibsonton area. RV lots available 813-
310-1888 or 813-849-1469
612 APTS. FOR RENT
Apollo Beach, 2br/2ba, refrigerator,
range, dishwasher, private yard, 2 car
parking. 813-645-4145 or 813-642-
1br/1ba, clean, nice, quiet, CHA, $500
moves you in. $135 weekly. 813-966-
612 APTS. FOR RENT
Riverview 2br/1ba, CHA, water, gar-
bage & maintenance included. $600
monthly $400 deposit. 813-244-0517
Ruskin apt. for rent. 2br/1ba, washer
& dryer hookup. Water & garbage
included. No pets. $575 monthly plus
1br/1ba, unfurnished, non smoker, no
pets. 1013 Neptune Dr, Ruskin. Water,
sewer included. $385 monthly, $385
deposit. Info. 813-633-0069
For rent: Efficiency apartments. Weekly
rates, utilities furnished 813-677-8789,
813-601-1542 or 813-516-0896
614 DUPLEX FOR RENT
Large 3br/1ba, with office, all appli-
ances, fireplace, large fenced yard.
Ruskin area. Pet negotiable. Lawn care
included. Call 813-641-9511
620 ROOMS FOR RENT
Wimauma, want to live in a country
setting that's clean & quiet. No alcohol
or drugs. $135 weekly, nicely furnished
room includes all utilities & basic cable.
621 PLACES TO SHARE
Need a place to call home! Would like to
share new home, private bed /bath, fully
furnished. $500 month, 1/3 utilities, gat-
ed Ruskin community. 813-938-3627
630 M.H. RENTALS
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646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
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