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RUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570
PERMIT NO. 8
September 30, 2010
THE OBSERVER NEWS
L. Scams surround immigration services
* By PENNY FLETCHER
APOLLO BEACH Victor
Hugo Guardado says it breaks his
heart how many people have paid
thousands of dollars to scam art-
ists trying to become citizens of
the United States.
An immigration consultant and
son of a now-retired immigration
lawyer, Victor first went into busi-
ness in Sacramento, California, in
1992 and opened a second branch
in South County in April.
American Trans Com Inc. Immi-
gration Services is a 501(3)C tax
exempt organization that guides
people through the citizenship pro-
cess as well as other statuses that
allow for legal residency.
"We still operate in California,
but I wanted to move here because
there is such an ethnic variety, as
opposed to somewhere like Miami,
where about 70 percent (of their
clientele) would be Cuban. Here,
there are all kinds of people."
Victor says most of his clients
are Hispanic, but not all, and the
Hispanics he has as clients here
are from all over, in-
cluding Cuba, El Sal- Don't
vador, Venezuela, citizens
South America, the without
Haiti and Mexico. about w
"Every initial consul-
tation is free. In that consultation
I can tell you if I can help you or
not. There are rules and conditions
that apply to everyone equally. If
anyone- even lawyers- tell you
they can get you in legally through
loopholes costing thousands of
dollars do not pay! Many have lost
everything by paying for services
that are illegal, if not impossible,
Clients do not have to meet face-
to-face for Victor and his small
group of employees to guide them
through the process. He says they
work by telephone, fax and the
He also makes con-
tact through email; the
Internet and his Web
about this is what kills
people. It can bankrupt
them for life," he explained. "And
what hurts me most is that it comes
from word-of-mouth between the
Latino community (members)
Word-of-mouth, not advertis-
ing, is what people who are not
citizens trust most. "They say,
I am the cousin of the brother of
so-and-so that you helped back in
See IMMIGRATION SCAMS, page 10
Friday in October designated
for history preservation
* By MELODY JAMESON
RUSKIN You know it needs
to be done... some sort of preser-
vation of those precious pieces of
the family history. But, how...and
when... and where those are the
Take those old school books
from Wimauma High School you
came across in that long forgot-
ten packing box. They've begun
to crumble, but a few digitally
preserved photos certainly would
remind the grandkids what hitting
the books meant before IPad.
What about that packet of Dad-
dy's letters to the family back in
Ruskin, scribbled literally in a
cold foxhole on the front lines as
his unit pushed across Belgium
that lonely holiday season in '44?
Mom would so love a more perma-
nent record that could be handled,
And, someone really needs to
get Aunt Hildie recorded before
her course is run and her keen
recollections of vacationing in
the cabins at Gardenville Beach,
spooning in the pier pavilion with
her handsome Edwin, are as lost
as the cabins and pier and pavilion
But, when? Where? How?
Answers: on Friday evenings
during October; in downtown
Melody Jameson photo
Planning applications of 21st century technology to preserve 20th
century historical artifacts, local historians Dr. "Mac" Miller (left) and
Dr. Paul Menair (right) discuss how best to conserve precious old
photographs and delicate documents from the past. The two his-
tory buffs will be making permanent photographic copies on CDs of
artifacts from around the South County on Fridays during October
for the John Ruskin History Project and for owners of the historical
information. They also are planning to record local oral histories.
Ruskin, with the help of the John
Ruskin History Project.
For two hours, from 4 to 6 p.m.,
each Friday, beginning October
1 and continuing at least through
October 22, local historians Dr.
Arthur "Mac" Miller and Dr. Paul
Menair will photograph or inter-
view history subjects, as appropri-
ate, and then digitally create two
permanent records one for the
subject owner, one for the history
project. Miller, college professor
emeritus, is a lineal descendant of
the Miller family which colonized
See PRESERVATION, page 19
* By PENNY FLETCHER
Michael Parker's work and
teaching was a big part of Ruskin's
first Big Draw, the event that led
to painting murals on buildings in
Following that, Michael went to
Montana to teach art at the Univer-
sity of Montana, but has recently
returned and his vision has taken
on a whole new approach.
"It's no longer just the Big Draw
for me. I have a real feel for this
community," he told me Sept 25.
"I've been in contact with the
South Shore Arts Council and
many local artists, and my dream
is to have an 'open studio' where
people working in all art forms can
meet and get together. People can
come and go and try things out if
they like. Many events and classes
will be free. This way, groups can
get together and do projects smaller
than the big murals we produced.
Maybe a club, school group, class
or organization wants to improve a
site. Or writers, painters and per-
forming artists want to meet and
talk and plan a real arts communi-
ty. That's what I feel for this town.
That's why I came back."
It's a pretty big dream but if
anyone can accomplish it, it's Mi-
chael. Working together with the
Council's members and other local
artists, he just may be able to pull
He certainly has enough creden-
The man who says he original-
ly chose to move to Ruskin from
Massachusetts after graduating
from the University of Massachu-
setts because he likes to fish began
his artistic endeavors here as soon
as he arrived.
While earning a Master's in Fine
Arts at the University of South
Florida, he built sets, scenes and
backdrops for various area attrac-
tions, including Busch Gardens.
Now, at 33, he recognizes that
his main interest is in acrylics be-
cause he loves fast and immediate
color. "I like to see one go down
right next to the other. I don't like
the waiting and drying process in
oils," he explained to me. "I like to
paint, and paint over and over the
same spot if I want."
He lived in Tampa for awhile but
settled on Ruskin in time to work
on the first Big Draw in 2008. But
then he was offered the position at
the University of Montana.
He liked the job, but he missed
See THE BIG DRAW, page 19
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Back to the future
* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
Last night I dreamed about the
future. My dream was set 30 years
from now; yet, through
the magic of dreams, I
was 20 years younger
than I am today. Based
on that dream, I can re- ,
port that things will be "
somewhat different in
2040 -- much of what
we consider cutting edge Obser
today will be considered By Mitch
old-fashioned, yet still mitch@obs
In that dream, 2010 cars were
still on the road much as 1980 cars
are still seen today; but the latest
means of transportation was much
In the past, I've stated my utter
disappointment with the future
as it has become. A child of the
1960s, I was convinced that by
2010 we would have flying cars.
Where are the flying cars? C'mon
people! It's not like this is rocket
science! Okay, well maybe it is a
If we could go back to 1960 and
poll the editors, writers and read-
ers of Popular Science, you would
be hard-pressed to find a single
soul who did not imagine flying
cars by the year 2010. Of course
to time travel, we probably need
flying cars which, as everyone is
painfully aware, do not exist.
There was an enormous swell-
ing of optimism about the future in
the 1950s and 1960s. Part of that
may well have been in response to
what appeared to be stark realities.
People were suddenly
confronted with the fact
that we had the technol-
ogy to annihilate the
S planet and ourselves.
People became aware of
the exponential increas-
es in population that
ationS would soon consume
aphagen the world's resources,
emews.net as they were understood
at that time. Thus there
were two choices; either accept the
gloom and doom of the new reali-
ties, or believe in the future of the
Jetsons and Captain James T. Kirk
of the Starship Enterprise. Choos-
ing the latter was infinitely better
than choosing the former; the one
in which devastating war, over-
crowding and starvation appeared
to be all but certain.
Only 24 episodes of the original
Jetsons cartoon were made; yet
those few episodes struck a deep
chord with an entire generation.
As recently as 2007, celebrities
such as George Clooney, Chris
Rock and Bruce Springsteen told
the Wall Street Journal that they,
too, grew up expecting flying cars
by now based on seeing the lives
of the Jetson family. And, like me,
they want them now, please.
It turns out that not all predic-
tions of the future from that era
were outlandish, some just ap-
peared to be that way at the time.
In 1958, Senator Jacob Javits, a
Republican from New York, wrote
an essay for Esquire Magazine that
predicted that by the year 2000 the
United States could elect a black
president. Keep in mind that 1958
was in an era of poll taxes, which
effectively served to prevent poor
minorities, and certainly the de-
scendants of slaves, from voting.
When Javits' article was published,
the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was
still six years away. He made his
prediction based on improvements
he had seen in minority relations
over his lifetime. He extrapolated
those improvements to making
the prediction of not only a black
president and 30 to 40 black mem-
bers of congress by the year 2000;
but also suggested there could be a
black supreme court justice by the
year 1968. In almost all accounts,
he was right or at least close
enough. In the 106th Congress of
2000, there were 36 black mem-
bers of congress. And, just nine
years after his article was pub-
lished, Thurgood Marshall became
the first African-American Su-
preme Court Justice in 1967.
Despite predictions that no doubt
appeared impossible to many peo-
ple at the time, he also included
a pragmatic view of the realities.
The future would be better, but not
perfect. About the first black presi-
dent, Javits wrote:
"Assuredly, though, despite his
other characteristics, he will have
developed the fortitude to with-
stand the vicious smear attacks
that came his way as he fought
to the top in govern- "
ment and politics.
While we can expect
an end to racial and
by 2000, the transformation
will not be easy and those in the
vanguard may expect to be the tar-
gets for scurrilous attacks, as the
hate mongers, in their last-ditch ef-
forts, spew their verbal and written
Is that what President Obama is
grappling with today? Ironically,
Javits himself indirectly answered
that question elsewhere in the ar-
ticle by saying such questions are
akin to asking "Have you stopped
beating your grandmother yet?"
That is a loaded question which
assumes and implies the worst.
The President's problems may
have an element of racial hatred,
but are more likely due to the un-
realistically high expectations fos-
tered during his campaign. That
he has failed to live up to some of
those expectations should general-
ly be considered a good thing. Af-
ter all, no one person in the United
States of America should have
the power to institute the radical
change suggested by the expecta-
tions placed upon him. Given that
power, he wouldn't be an elected
president; he would have to be a
I wondered if Senator Javits, giv-
en his amazing intellect and pre-
science, ever weighed in on the fly-
ing carissue. A quickGoogle search
using the terms, "Jacob Javits" and
1 1 iig Cars" revealed only links
to automobile shows being held in
Javits Center, the large exhibition
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named in honor
of the late senator who
passed away in 1986. That nothing
he saw included flying cars should
have been an indication. We can
overcome discrimination, but we
just can't seem to get a car to fly
for mass production.
Senator Javits, writing from an
era in which the flames of racial
conflict were rising all across the
nation, looked beyond the ugly
present to see a better day. He saw
a day in which it wouldn't matter
if you were white, black or green;
or Catholic, Protestant, Mormon
or Jewish. He saw it 52 years ago.
A few years later, the Jetsons sim-
ply made visions of the future look
cool. Too cool.
At one point in my dream, the
people in it, along with myself, dis-
covered a problem in the world. I
have no idea what it was but knew
it was serious or so it felt. We
were on what appeared to be the
bridge of the original Starship En-
terprise. We had much of the tech-
nology envisioned by the show's
creators, except photon torpedoes
and phasers we could set to stun
(and believe me, I would remem-
ber having photon torpedoes and a
phaser). We put ourselves to work
to overcome the situation I saw
only in my dream.
Before the world's problems
were solved, my eyes opened to
the early morning light. I awoke
feeling good, feeling confident
that we were on our way to solv-
ing them. My optimism for the
future remains intact even in
my dreams. Things are going to
be okay. Now, we just need flying
Senator Javits' 1958 Esquire
Magazine article is online at www.
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It seems to me that in today's
highly technical world, frustration
has reached a peak. In the past,
there seemed to be time to get
to do them,
4.2'S j but today we
seem to be
in some sort
Positive of time warp
Talk where things
By William Hodges and events
at an ever-
Take my computer, for instance.
I'm delighted that I have it, but it
seems to me that every time I sit
down to it, there is a new pro-
gram-one that is as alien to me
as the rings of Jupiter. I often find
myself saying, "Why is this thing
doing this?" Of course, that is a
rhetorical question; no one here
knows the answer. I do know that
my frustration level can reach a
dangerously high peak after about
two hours. I'm sure that machines
are not the only things that cause
tension in our lives, but I suspect
that they compound the frustration,
especially when we are dealing
with aggravating people as well.
Whether your frustration comes
from machines or people, here are
some ideas for defusing the situa-
tion and modifying your feeling of
pressure going up, walk away from
the situation. The break, even for
a few minutes, may clear your vi-
sion and allow you to regain some
2. If you can't leave the sit-
uation, take several deep breaths
and remove yourself-mentally-
from the irritant. Stop, think about
something calming and then pro-
3. Whether you are deal-
ing with people or machines, they
have a reason for acting as they do.
Look for that reason. It may help
you to take control of the situa-
tion. In the instance of machines,
it's reasonably easy because you
can check the instructions. With
people it's harder, because there is
no user's manual.
4. When you know you
have a particularly frustrating day
coming up, take advantage of the
night before to clear your mind of
all distressful thoughts. Go to bed
and block all negative thoughts
from your mind by using this affir-
mation, "I'm happy. I'm healthy.
I feel good." When you get up,
keep repeating to yourself, "I'm
healthy. I'm happy. This is going
to be a great day."
5. Finally, recognize when
you've done the best you can
do because that has to be good
enough. Don't beat yourself up for
what you can't do. If the machines
or people you have to deal with
continue to be difficult and are
beyond your ability to cope with
them, either take yourself off the
project or call in help.
Nothing can frustrate you if you
refuse to allow it to take control of
your emotions. As long as you stay
in control, you will be in charge of
the situation. That in itself will re-
duce your frustration.
Bill Hodges is a nationally rec-
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International, PO. Box 89033,
Tampa, FL 33689-0400. Phone
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Club still has space available for
scrapbookers attheirannual Santa's
Crop for the Kids! (formerly Santa
The crop will be held from 8:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.
2 at the First Presbyterian Church
of Brandon, 121 Carver Ave. in
Brandon. The cost is $35. Check
out the website www.santascrop-
forthekids.weebly.com for all the
information and to get your regis-
The Brandon Junior Woman's
Club's holiday project is a program
for underprivileged school children
chosen by guidance counselors at
21 of the elementary schools in the
Brandon area. The guidance coun-
selors work with the parents to fill
out a form with sizes and wants of
each child. The BJWC provides
these children with clothing (shirt,
pants or shorts, jacket or sweats,
shoes, socks, underware, and paja-
mas), books, three or four toys of
their choice, combs, crayons and
other art supplies, toiletries, and
The guidance counselors bring
these children where a magician/
clown entertains them, pizza and
dessert are served and Santa gives
them their gifts. Many of these
children would have no holiday at
all without this program. If a child
selected has siblings of any age up
to 18, the BJWC also provides the
siblings with the same items.
This event 'Santa's Crop for the
Kids' is one of the Club's major
fundraisers to make the Children's
Holiday Party possible.
Spend an evening with the
Honorary Mayor of Apollo Beach,
Sharil Nenarella, co-owner of
Hangovers Boutique and her busi-
ness partner Grace Whitmyer,
as well as Jim Martin of Apollo
Beach Air as they celebrate the
Hangovers Boutique, LLC and
Apollo Beach Air are sponsor-
ing the Apollo Beach Chamber's
after hours event from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 1311
Apollo Beach Blvd. S., Apollo
Everyone is invited and the cost
is $5 for Apollo Beach and Ruskin
Chamber members and all non-
members $7. Beverages and food
will be provided.
Hangovers Boutique, LLC is
celebrating their first year of busi-
ness with a ribbon cutting. Apollo
Beach Air is celebrating their
continued growth and anniversary
Tickets are still available for the
GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's
Club's International Food Festi-
val from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
on Saturday, Oct. 16 at their club-
house located at 129 Moon Ave. in
Brandon. Sample foods from vari-
ous countries, enjoy International
music and have some fun!
This fundraiser will benefit their
International Affairs department
providing support to many organi-
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Heifer Foundation, Smile Train,
Everyday Blessings and many
Get your tickets now for $15 per
person or $25 per couple. Email
Yvette Niemann, International
Affairs Chairman at Evie_n@veri-
zon.net to purchase tickets. Raffle
tickets will be sold at the event.
The GFWC Brandon Junior
Woman's Club will be holding
its monthly General Meeting at
7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 at its
clubhouse located at 129 N. Moon
Ave. in Brandon.
They will be holding a Make it,
Bake it, Take it auction to raise
money for area arts programs.
The BJWC is dedicated to im-
proving their community through
volunteer efforts. Refreshments
will be served.
For more information, contact
Maureen Knightly at 689-0096 or
Breast cancer fundraiser planned
The Rack of Brandon and local
residents are partnering to help
raise money in an effort to defeat
Michele Lester, Agnes Blum-
berg and Wendy Lawson, partici-
pants in the 2010 Susan G. Ko-
men 3-Day for the Cure, will be
holding a fundraiser at The Rack
of Brandon to raise money that
will benefit the Susan G. Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation. Your
participation will help fund impor-
tant breast cancer research, educa-
tion, screening and treatment.
Planned Activities include:
Live Entertainment with the
Daniel B. Marshall band
Great Food and Drinks
Wear pink or favorite defeat
breast cancer shirt to receive a
thank you gift
Michele, Agnes and Wendy have
joined thousands of others in trying
to defeat breast cancer by prepar-
ing for the 2010 Susan G. Komen
3-Day for the Cure. After months
of training and fundraising, these
three women, along with many
will walk 60
miles in three
days to raise
and funds for
community-based breast health
and education programs.
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day
for the Cure participants raise
a minimum of $2,300 and walk
an average of 20 miles a day for
three consecutive days, educating
tens of thousands of people about
breast health with every step. Visit
The3Day.org for more information
or to make a donation.
More than 1.3 million women
will be diagnosed with breast
cancer globally each year. Help
themmake a difference in finding
For more information, call (813)
Volunteers gather for Terra Ceia
Representatives from Keep Manatee Beautiful, the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection and the Southwest Florida Water
Management District's Surface
Water Improvement and Manage-
ment (SWIM) Program staff and
volunteers will gather from 9 a.m.
to noon on Saturday, Oct. 2 as part
of the 25th annual International
The District's SWIM Program
staff is helping to coordinate a vol-
unteer workday at the Terra Ceia
B Preserve State Park in Terra Ceia.
Volunteers will help District staff
remove trash and debris from the
preserve. Volunteers will meet at
the Frog Creek RV Campground,
/- 8515 Bayshore Rd., Palmetto.
The Terra Ceia habitat restora-
tion is a project of the District's
SWIM Program and the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion. The International Coastal Cleanup was started by the Ocean Con-
servancy. While cleanup are held year-round, the annual event held near
the end of each September is the
Pajama party and largest single-day volunteer effort
luncheon of its kind.
For more information, call
The Summerfield Ladies Club Brandt Henningsen, District chief
will be hosting a 'Pajama Party' environmental scientist at (813)
and International Cuisine Lun- 917-0108
cheon at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct.
7 for their members and guests.
The business meeting will
include finalizing plans for the
community-wide garage sale
scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on -
Saturday, Oct. 23.
This sale will include 29 com-
munities, 300 family sales and will
offer something for everyone. The
election of officers for 2011 will
also be held at this meeting. Hope
to see you there.
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VFW Post #8108
Riverview Memorial VFW Post
#8108, 7504 Riverview Dr.
Meetings: Men's Auxiliary --
1st Thursday at 7 p.m.
Ladies' Auxiliary --
2nd Tuesday at 7 p.m.
VFW Post --
2nd Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
3rd Tuesday: VA Hospital Bingo
-- Leave Post at 6 p.m.
Monday: Bar Bingo at 6:30 a.m.
Bar Poker from 1 to 5 p.m.
All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
from 5 to 7 p.m. $6. Carry out.
Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m.;
Fish, $6; Combo, $7. Comes with
fries, hush puppy and cole slaw
Bands at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Fire in the Hole from
1 to 2 p.m.
Karaoke by Jeff at 8 p.m.
$6 Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Ruskin Moose Lo
1212 E. Shell Point Road,
Friday, Oct. 1 7-11]
Saturday, Oct. 2 8 a.m
Friday, Oct. 8 7-11
Saturday, Oct. 9 5-7 p.
Friday, Oct. 15 7-11
Saturday, Oct. 16 4-? p.
Friday, Oct. 22 7-11
Saturday, Oct. 23 7-11
Friday, Oct. 29 7-11
Saturday, Oct. 30
Every Wednesday 5-7 p.
Every Thursday 5-7 p.
Every Friday 5-7 p.
Every Saturday 7-11]
All events are open to qualified
Moose members and guests.
Social media safety rules
Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are great outlets for
creativity, voicing opinions and staying in touch. But make sure both you
and your children are savvy about safety when joining and using a social
Social Network Statistics
Social media sites account for 22.7% of the time Americans spend
on the internet.1
67% of adults between ages 18-29 use a social media site.2
17% of adults use their profile to communicate with people they don't
Nearly half of all adults who have a current social network profile
leave privacy settings open so anyone can see their profile.3
84% of teens have a social network profile.
92% of teens are social media friends with people they don't know
well, if at all.
Almost half of teens who are social network users offer open access
to their online profile information.
Safety for Children
Monitor your child's online activity-how long they are online, sites
they visit, what they post.
Make sure photos teens post are not provocative.
Teach your child to use privacy controls or anyone can see the
information, including college admissions offices.
Social networks are not for kids under the age of 14.
Go online and get an account for yourself using the same social
network as your kids, and have your kids link to you so you can monitor
what they're doing and saying.
Keep the computer in a family room or kitchen, not your child's
Set ground rules for what is and isn't appropriate to communicate or
Parents can teach online safety to their kids through NetSmartz. This
Luncheon cruise in
IR "- Clearwater
The Summerfield Ladies' Club
oe- wgt K :i l will car pool to Clearwater for a
luncheon cruise on the Calypso
N EQueen on Thursday, Oct. 21.
Those interested in this trip
should call Martha at 677-4610 for
idge #813 is located at more information. The cost of this
Ruskin* (813) 645-5919 trip is $22.50, all inclusive, and
must be paid in advance.
Daydreamers They will gather at the Commu-
WOTM Breast Cancer Walk nity Center, 13011 Summerfield
Karaoke with Kim Mullins Blvd. by 10:30 a.m. Join the fun.
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m. Christmas in October Dinner
p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins
p.m. Taylor and Taylor
m. Moose Legion Octoberfest
p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins
p.m. Charlie Burns
p.m. Karaoke with Kim Mullins
p.m. Nickel and Dime
Halloween Dinner and Party
m. Spaghetti Dinner
m. Fish Fry
p.m. Karaoke by Kim
for children and parents
program is available online and at your library.
Safety for Adults
Understand the social network's security settings and use them.
Share information only with online friends.
Only friend people who are actually friends or family in real life.
Avoid social network applications. They can give broad permission to
whoever developed the application to access your data and your friends'
If you use applications, choose only from sources you trust. Remove
any you don't use or trust.
Avoid listing your birth date, home address, children's names, and
Don't list your employer or your work schedule.
Safety at Home
Never post details that you are on vacation. It notifies would-be crim-
inals that your home may be empty.
Never share details about your children who will be left home alone.
Switch off the "add location to your tweets" function if you're tweet-
ing while on vacation.
Disconnect Foursquare from your Twitter and Facebook accounts, so it
doesn't update those sites when you check in. Better yet, don't check in.
Never post pictures of your home on a social media site, especially
with a readable address. This provides criminals with location of doors
Never post photos of possessions, like a new car, or an expensive
work of art.
'The Nielsen Company; 2Pew Research Center; 3socialmediastatistics.
wikidot.com; Natl. Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
This crime prevention tip is provided by the Hillsborough County
Criminal Justice Department. For more information or more safety tips,
residents should call (813) 276-2033 or visit http://www.hillsborough-
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603 U.S. Hwy. 41 N Ruskin
East Bay Theatre
East Bay Theatre presents
Neil Simon's comedy, The
Odd Couple (female version)
at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, 8 and 9
at 7710 Big Bend Rd.,
Dessert and coffee will be
served at intermission. Adults
are $6; students are $4. Groups
of 10 or more will receive stu-
dent price. For reservations,
call 671-5134, ext. 271.
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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 each month.
Thursday, September 30 Bar Games at 6 p.m.
Friday, October 1-- Fish Fry
from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Music by Bert
& Sassy from 7 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 2 Turkey
Shoot at 1 p.m. Music by Bert &
Sassy from 7 to 11 p.m.
Sunday, October 3- Martha's
Birthday. Irish Nachos from 3 to
Monday, October 4- $1 each
Taco Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Crew Night at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 5 Games in Lounge from 1 to 5 p.m. Kitchen
opens at 4:30 p.m. Bingo at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6 American Legion Meeting at 7 p.m.
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Week of Oct. 3 to 9
Sunday, October 3 1 to 3 p.m.
Adults. Join Artist Susan Hess to learn about the process of
creating a collage. Limit 20 students. Registration required.
Call 273-3652 or visit the Information Desk at the Library.
Shakespeare in Love
Sunday, October 3 1 p.m.
Adults. Join Mr. Donato in a dinner club-type atmosphere to
listen to interpretations and selected monologues from the
works of William Shakespeare. Call John Bostick at 273-3652.
Monday, October 4 2 to 3 p.m.
Learn how to grip, move and click the buttons on the mouse.
Registration in person required no earlier than
one hour prior to the start of the program.
Monday, October 4 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Learn the keys on the computer keyboard.
Registration in person required no earlier than
one hour prior to the start of the program.
Teen Advisory Board
Monday, October 4 7 to 8 p.m.
For middle and high school students. Have a voice in creating
library programs for teens and earn community service hours toward
graduation, scholarships and more! Co-sponsored by the
Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library and Domino's Pizza.
Tuesday, October 5 10:05 to 10:25 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
Wednesday, October 6 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
For ages 2-3 years with a caregiver. Stories, finger plays and songs
make up this fun 20-minute program. Free event is funded by the
Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library
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Tuesday, October 5 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October. 6 11 to 11:30 a.m.
For the kids. Stories, finger plays and songs make up
this fun 30-minute program.
Teen Cartoon Printing Without a Press
Tuesday, October 5 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
For ages 12-18. Tim Gibbons will have students create cartoon
drawings and then show them how they can be printed
without a press. Limit 20. Registration required and available
now at the Information Desk at the Library or call 273-3652.
Tuesday, October 5 6 to 7 p.m.
Introduction to the Internet and related terminology. Basic mouse and
keyboarding skills are recommended. Registration in person required
no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program.
College Financial Workshop
Tuesday, October 5 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
For high school students. Join us for a FREE informational meeting
giving students an outline of the process and dates they need to prepare
for college. We will include information on starting your search for
scholarships and financial aid. Raffles for SAT Tutorial Books and
Gas Cards will occur throughout the event. Representatives from HCC
& USF will be present. Co-sponsored by Friends of the SouthShore
Regional Library and KnowHow2Go.
Internet: Search Engines
Tuesday, October 5 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Learn how to use search engines to find information and tips for
evaluating what you find. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are
recommended. Registration in person required no earlier than
one hour prior to the start of the program. Free event is funded
by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library
Wednesday, October 6 10:05 to 10:25 a.m.
For ages 0-24 months.Share books, rhymes, songs, games and
quality time together while instilling a love of reading and regular
library visits in this 20-minute program.
Seating limit: 20 children plus their parents/caregivers.
eBooks, eAudiobooks and eReaders, EEK!
Wednesday Oct. 6 10:30 a.m. to noon, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Want to read eBooks or listen to eAudiobooks? Don't know which
eReader to get? Don't fret, help is on the way! Now is your chance
to take that step into the future of reading. Demonstration of the
Overdrive Media Console, Adobe Digital Editions; learn how
to check out and download to your PC or eReader.
Presented by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.
Master Gardeners: Florida Friendly Landscaping
Wednesday, October 6 7 to 8:45 p.m.
Master Gardener Marina D'Abrreau will discuss Florida friendly
landscaping. Co-sponsored by the Hillsborough County Extension Service.
Thursday, October 7 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Introduction to the Publisher window layout, toolbars, creating new
documents, and insertion of text and picture frames. Registration in
person required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program.
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1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Manipulating picture and text
frames, working with lines,
borders and colors. Publisher:
Introduction is recommended.
Registration in person required no
earlier than one hour prior to the
start of the program.
Thursday, October 7
7 to 7:30 p.m.
For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.
Make reading a family affair.
Children may wear pajamas
and bring a blanket and favorite
cuddly toy for stories, songs and
activities during this 30-minute
program. Free event is funded
by the Friends of the SouthShore
Saturday, October 9
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
For kids ages 5-12.Join us for
spooky stories, fun games, and
other treats! Kids can come
dressed in their favorite cos-
tumes! Free event is funded by
the Friends of the SouthShore
If you think you might be interested
in joining Friends of the South
Shore library, visit the Book Sale
Room at the Library for a
membership application. For any
additional information, visit www.
Regional Library is located at
15816 Beth Shields Way (off 19th
Avenue between U.S. 301
and 1-75). (813) 273-3652.
When as new, young parents we
became homeowners, too, there
was very little money to spend
on our long neglected yard. I ran
a free ad in the local newspaper
offering to divide bulbs for free for
'half the take.' I asked for cuttings
of anything and everything. Before
I was through, I had free nandinas,
tiger lilies, daylilies, daffodils,
forsythia, and japonica. I received
cuttings for roses and wisteria.
Often, elderly ladies answered
the ads that were unable to do
the 'extra' yardwork like divid-
ing bulbs and trimming shrubbery.
They were delighted that I did the
labor, and they got an attractive
and updated yard. They often sent
me away with armloads of cuttings
of everything they had on their
Take everything that you will
need to do the work. I once needed
a chain to fasten a huge nandina
to my car just to get it out of the
ground. Remember to plan ahead.
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Stop! Don't throw those
SUN CITY CENTER A few to the area because their daughter
weeks ago I wrote an Over Coffee and grandson live in Tampa and
column about local families that Sun City Center specifically be-
save hundreds of dollars on grocer- cause Jim loves olf.
ies each trip to the store
by regularly clipping
coupons and then apply-
ing them to the BOGOs
(buy one get one free
items) in local stores.
How it works is to apply
the coupon to the item
you pay for, and then get Over
the second one free. I Coffe
haven't mastered the art By Penn
yet, but am up to saving penny@ob:
almost half of what I was
Since then I've gotten a lot of
emails concerning this procedure,
but none as interesting- or unself-
ish- as the one I received from Jim
Weller, Commander of the Sun
City Center Leathernecks Club.
The former Marines and Navy
Corpsmen who were assigned
with Marines and their wives who
populate this club have started a
program to send coupons to mili-
tary families allowing them to buy
many items at reduced prices.
Although it sounds like a small
task, in reality, it is a monument ef-
fort. I know simply from seeking
out and clipping the coupons for
my own household how time con-
suming such a task can be.
But for thousands and thousands
of military families? Just picture
the millions of scraps of clipped
paper sorted into baggies and
boxed and shipped.
Jim told me that two of the found-
ing members of the SCC Leather-
necks, Jim Glass and his wife Jan,
were spearheading the project and
were about to ship another load.
I made an appointment imme-
diately, not wanting to miss the
opportunity to see, first-hand, the
coupons that had been clipped, do-
nated, and packed before they left
the Glass's home.
I was not disappointed. A corner
of their living room was dedicated
to the project, and the boxes, ready
to close and tape, awaited my ar-
The pleasant couple originally
hails from Maryland. They moved
Jim said he served
on active duty with the
Marines from 1951 to
1962, and was a mortar
man during the Korean
conflict and a long-time
reservist following that
The former telephone
technician and his wife,
who held many differ-
ent kinds of jobs before
retiring from an insur-
ance company noticed a lot of Ma-
rine Corps flags in front of homes
in their new community, but saw
no club devoted to this branch of
"We checked at the Community
Center and found there was noth-
ing specifically devoted to Ma-
rines so we decided to help found
a club," Jim Glass said. Starting
with a door-to-door campaign to
find and enlist former Marines and
Navy Corpsmen who had served
with Marines the club was started
in 2002 with about 20 members.
It now has around 50.
They named it The Leathernecks
and decided to meet monthly for
a luncheon and host community
projects. But they also wanted to
aid the active military and have
several ongoing projects helping
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unused coupons away
ter giving Communion; the i
Officers of America; the
Elks; Ruskin American
Ruskin Veterans of Foreig
Prince of Peace Catholic
in Sun City Center; the Sun City
Center Bridge Club; and numerous
friends and neighbors.
See UNUSED COUPONS, page 19
the men and women fighting in Af-
ghanistan and Iraq.
The Coupons Project was origi-
nally slated to be run out of MacDill
Air Force Base but never took hold
there. Instead, a friendship between
Glass and men at England's Royal
Air Force in Mildenhall blossomed
into letters between them and final-
ly this project. Being in England,
Mildenhall is a perfect location to
ship coupons to be dealt out to mili-
tary families living overseas.
It was named the RAF Milden-
hall Coupon Exchange Program
and the coupons are put in baggies
by expiration date.
"The manufacturers extend the
dates by six months for the military
families," said Jan Glass. "They
must be manufacturer's coupons-
no store specific coupons- and
must be clipped when donated."
The club has been collecting the
coupons only since February and
in August sent almost 25 pounds.
Forty-four more pounds were
shipped Sept. 26, the day after our
So all you coupon clippers out
there can keep what you plan to
use and then clip the rest of the
strips into a box and send them
to the Glass's. From coffee to pop
tarts, and laundry soap to hair gel,
nothing is wasted.
Already contributing are mem-
bers of Redeemer Lutheran Church
where the Glass's assist the minis-
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such-and-such place and year," he
told me. 'They are afraid to trust
unless they know someone you
have helped. It took years to get
the trust in California and I expect
it to take awhile here as well."
Naturally, having covered sev-
eral Citizenship Oath ceremonies
over the years I was curious about
his services. And how a non-prof-
it company could operate if not
funded by the government.
And so I asked him to explain the
operation. As it turned out, there is
a lot that precedes the Oath Cer-
emony I did not know about.
'The most important thing is you
must have a qualifying relative as a
citizen sponsor. If you do not have
a spouse, child over 21, parent or
sibling already a citizen, you can-
not become one no matter what, or
who you pay. The status for citi-
zenship is the qualifying relative.
And you must already be a U.S.
citizen to request that a child under
21 become a citizen."
People often confuse illegal sta-
tus with just not being a citizen.
There are many other status by
which a person can legally be
in the United States, Victor ex-
plained. "For instance, you can
be a permanent resident. I see this
with a lot of Canadians who don't
want to give up their citizenship in
Canada, often for their health care.
A permanent resident can keep
their citizenship if they abide by
the rules for that status." (Which is
another topic altogether.)
But while a permanent resident,
or someone here on a student or
work visa (green card status) can
lose the right to stay in the United
States, a citizen cannot be deport-
"Some people with legitimate
visas just forget and let them ex-
pire, get married and just forget
to renew them," he pointed out.
"Sometimes, our work is simply
to help them get through the red
Victor gives free seminars on
citizenship, visas, and red tape at
both Saint Anne Catholic Church
and the Ruskin Chamber of Com-
merce. 'They have both been very
open to me and to our work," he
He works on a sliding scale,
based on the federal poverty
guidelines and many of his clients
are free while others pay.
To become a citizen, a person
must have been a permanent resi-
dent for at least five years, have no
felonies or not more than two mis-
demeanors for the same offense;
must submit paperwork and (in
most cases) a $675 fee; and then
wait about six-to-eight months for
the Immigration Service to call
them in for an oral examination.
This exam consists of two parts:
Government-civics history and an
English reading and writing test.
It is given only in English.
"It is only given in another lan-
guage if the person applying is
disabled or more than 70 years of
age," he explained.
Only after all this comes the Cit-
izenship Oath ceremony.
When asked about the case he
remembers best, he went through a
litany of pathetic cases where peo-
ple had been over-charged, lied to;
frightened into hiding; and jailed
for lack of knowledge.
But one case that stuck out in his
mind was a family of five in Cali-
fornia a mother, father and three
children- who had paid more than
$16,000 to a lawyer and still had
not attained citizenship.
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to straighten out and should have
cost them only a few hundred dol-
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Victor Hugo Guardado, an im-
migration consultant, and his fa-
ther (of the same name) a retired
attorney from California, try and
keep as many people as pos-
sible from paying huge sums
to scammers to guide them
through the process of legal im-
migration for themselves or a
family member. The Guardado's
501(3)C tax-exempt organization
says they operate on a sliding
income scale and the first con-
sultation is always free.
lars," he said. 'The word really
needs to get out because there are
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By: Vicky Brown, Office Manager & Interim President
SCC Chamber News
Do you have great office skills?
Are you looking for a job with di-
verse activities and never gets bor-
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The Chamber is searching for an
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Center For Sight installs free vision screening kiosks at
select Sweetbay Supermarkets
Committed to increasing eye
health awareness and encouraging
regular eye exams, Center For Sight
is installing an EyeSiteTM Kiosk at
the SweetBay location at 1023 N
US Highway 41 in Ruskin.
Providing personalized vision
health information, these kiosks
bring the latest in award-winning
technology free to consumers
through their local Sweetbay
Supermarket. EyeSiteTM Kiosks
(about the size of the familiar self-
test blood pressure units) will be
available for self-directed exams
that take about five minutes to per-
The interactive kiosks are free to
use and provide consumers with
a quick, accurate assessment of
near and distance vision. Using
touch-screen technology, users are
presented with a letter recognition
eye-chart exam and asked to an-
swer a series of lifestyle questions.
EyeSiteTM kiosks are not a replace-
ment for a regular eye exam, but
they do generate a printed, custom-
ized report of the results along with
relevant eye health information.
Users are encouraged to schedule
a comprehensive exam and share
the report with an eye care profes-
Surveys have found that as much
as 25% of the population has never
had a comprehensive, dilated eye
examination. "Vision changes can
go unnoticed for years," said Dr.
William Lahners, Medical Director
of Center For Sight and LASIK,
Cataract and Lens Replacement
Surgeon. "Our goal is to raise
awareness of eye health issues, be-
yond vision correction, and to take
steps to minimize these long term
risks. Half of all age-related blind-
ness is preventable if eye problems
are detected and treated early. "
For adults, data shows that the
number of Americans with age-re-
lated eye disease such as glaucoma,
macular degeneration and diabetic
eye disease is expected to double
by the year 2030. User-friendly,
practical tools like the EyeSiteTM
Kiosk offer a way to reverse this
trend through a self-directed, pro-
active focus on eye health.
Center For Sight hopes to encour-
age community residents to take a
more active role in their eye health
through making this technology
available in convenient, familiar
surroundings. A listing and map
of Sweetbay locations where the
EyeSiteTM Kiosks are located can
be found by visiting www.solo-
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Exotic fruit flies
found in Pinellas
Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson today said two
male Oriental fruit flies have been
found in a trap in a grapefruit tree
in the Pinellas County community
of Safety Harbor. The flies (Bac-
trocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Tephrit-
idae) were found during routine
surveillance activities earlier this
month conducted by the depart-
ment's Division of Plant Industry.
"This is a disturbing find because
of the extreme risks associated
with exotic fruit fly infestations,"
Bronson said. "However, it is a
clear indication that our fruit fly
detection and monitoring program
is working well and, fortunately,
we have developed effective emer-
gency response plans that in most
cases allow us to quickly eradicate
these dangerous pests. The state,
along with our federal partner, the
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
are pouring all available resourc-
es to address the fruit fly find in
The Oriental fruit fly is consid-
ered one of the most serious of
the world's fruit fly pests due to
its potential economic harm. It
attacks more than 100 different
fruits, vegetables and nuts, includ-
ing citrus, apples, guava, mango,
tomatoes and peppers. As with
other fruit flies, it is not safe to
rule out many plants as potential
hosts. The fruit flies lay their eggs
in the fruits and vegetables. In a
few weeks, the larvae or maggots
hatch and render the fruits or veg-
The Florida Department of Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
has launched an intensified trap-
ping program in an 81-square-
mile area surrounding the fruit fly
find in Pinellas County until mid-
December. If any more flies are
found the trapping will continue
and an insecticide will be applied
to telephone poles along with a
substance that attracts the flies.
As of this date, no additional flies
have been found.
Twenty-four hours prior to the
application of any pesticides or
other treatment activities, public
notification and treatment area
maps will be published in local
newspapers. Additional public
outreach activities will be con-
ducted as more information be-
Agricultural officials are at-
tempting to determine the source
of the fruit that carried these flies
into Florida. Report any informa-
tionon the possible origin of these
flies to the USDA's anti-smuggling
hotline at 1-800-877-3835.
State and federal agencies will
work with local governments to
keep the public involved and to
provide updated and accurate in-
formation. Visit the Department's
web site at www.doacs.state.fl.us/
for maps of the infested areas and
detailed information on the Ori-
ental fruit fly, or call the toll-free
help line at 1-888-397-1517.
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Lake Louise and Horseback Riding
Although the hiking and float
trips in Banff National Park were
wonderful, my fiance Ben and
I were most looking forward to
Saturation is magnifi-
Point cent and is
a huge draw
By Karey Burek for tour-
Alberta. The water was a deep
turquoise color because of the
glaciers that feed right into the
huge body of water. Standing on
the edge of the lake, the surround-
ing mountains had snow and ice
cascading down the sides. The
sky was a clear blue that reflected
off the water and made for post-
card perfect photos.
After a brief walk around the
grounds, Ben and I meandered
over to the horse barn to look
around. My only experience of
being on a horse was when I was
a youngster, visiting a farm while
picking pumpkins. The horses
moved slow and in a circle and
they were quite tame. The horse
that was chosen by the guides for
me was nothing like the horses
from my youth. Lil' John was a
small black horse that decided
well before we hit the trails that
he was going to give me a run for
my money. Not only did he decide
he was going to face backwards
every time we stopped, he wanted
to slow down and eat the greens
along the hiking trail every chance
he could. The guides advised me
to pull up on the reigns and show
him who was boss, but me and
Lil' John already knew who was
boss-he was. And so our turbid
relationship began; he would stop
to eat greens, I would pull up on
his reigns and then he would gal-
lop up to the rest of the
group. We were told by
the guides that the horses
would walk nicely and
slowly in a straight line,
but Lil' John had other
plans for me. I found my-
self bouncing all over the
place when he galloped,
scaring me to death; there-
fore I stopped pulling on -
his reigns and let him do
what he wanted.
The horseback ride was
2 hours one way, taking
our group up rocky terrain
and close to the edge of
cliffs. But the destination
was worth it! We were at
the base of a glacier; so
close we were able to see
and hear it calve. To my
relief, we could get off
our horses and tour the Horseback riding toward the glacier
teahouse that is a popular
destination and is only
reached by foot or horseback. This little teahouse is home to some
of the best food made completely from scratch. A helicopter delivers
supplies in the beginning of the hiking season and everything needed
beyond that delivery is brought in on horseback or by hiker.
After a short 30-minute rest, we saddled up and headed back down
the rough terrain and around Lake Louise. Even though there were
times I was terrified of Lil' John and his crazy demeanor, I enjoyed a
day out in the fresh air. I made it back in one piece with some great
photos and stories to share.
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Singles dine in Ellenton
The Singles Group at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church gathered for
their monthly luncheon at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar.
A Newcomers luncheon was held
More than 20 people attended the Newcomers Luncheon at St. John the
Divine Episcopal Church on Sept. 12. They were: Left to right, first row:
Pauline Yanotti, Hope Hurley, Mary Jo Brewer, Alice Buchanan.
Second row: Clarissa Kerr, Betsy Brownell, Kathy Lake, Pat Looper,
Marie Dumay, David Dumay, Wendy Fitzgerald, Enid Kerr. Third row:
Ray Bellows, Ellen Peck, Tom Turpin, Martha Collins, Bob Collins,
John-Pierre Ceus, John Sack, Worlf Ceus, and Mike Fitzgerald.
Robert Winslow to open Concert Series
The ever-popular and accomplished Robert Winslow will open the
thirteenth consecutive Fine Arts Concert Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday,
Oct. 3 in the sanctuary of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del
Webb Blvd., W., Sun City Center. Winslow will be featured on piano
with artists Kim McCormick on flute and Amy Collins on oboe.
Ticket for this performance is $9 'at the door.' Season tickets for all
seven fine arts concerts are $35 and can be purchased at the church. For
more information, call 634-1252 or 642-8125.
Buddhist meditation group forming
A program on the topic 'Forming conversation start
a Buddhist Meditation Group in the program begin
Sun City Center' will be presented Visitors are welcon
by Mary Duncan on Thursday, formation, call (81
Sept. 30 in the Social Hall at 1115
Del Webb, E., Sun City Center.
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Beth Israel Sisterhood President
Ellen Stein will welcome everyone
to the start of a wonderful year at 1
p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5 in the Henry
Gibson Social Hall.
The program, 'Your Best Laid
Plans,' will be presented by Rosie
Clifton, SCC freelance writer and
author, known for her joie-de-vivre
and humorous escapades.
Dessert and coffee will be served
at the conclusion of the program.
Beth Israel's Gift Shop will be open
before the meeting as will the Ju-
For more information about Sister-
hood, call membership chair June
Bell at 642-8013.
CCW to hold Card
The Council of Catholic Women
(CCW) of Prince of Peace invites
anyone who likes to play cards or
any board game to make up your
own table in advance and join them
for the monthly Dessert Card Party
on Oct.13 from noon until 3:30 pm
in the Conesa Center. Cards, pencils
and tallies are furnished. There is
an assortment of desserts, table and
door prizes. For more information,
is to be discussed
Rev. Dr. Robert Tucker's 'Our
Journeys of Faith,' sermon exam-
ines the many metaphysical posi-
tions taken by Unitarian Universal-
ists and explains why, according to
principles, their pluralism is to be
nurtured, not feared.
On the first Thursday of the month
is the beginning of the food dona-
tions to Beth-El migrant farm work-
Coffee and conversation starts at 7
p.m., on Oct. 7, in the Social Hall at
1115 Del Web, East, Sun City Cen-
ter. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Visitors are welcome. For more in-
formation, call (813) 633-2349.
An evening with
The United Methodist Church of
Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb
Blvd. West, is proud to present
Kathy Straub as the Broadway Baby
singing the music of Rodgers &
Hammerstein at 6:30 p.m. on Friday
Rodgers and Hammerstein's musi-
cals from the 1940s and 50s are con-
sidered the 'golden age' of Broad-
Kathy will be singing music from
Oklahoma (1943), Carousel (1945),
South Pacific (1949), The King and
I (1951), Flower Drum Song (1958),
and The Sound of Music (1959).
Concert-goers are encouraged
to arrive early for a good seat. A
donation of just $5 is requested at
the door. For more information about
this and other concerts and recitals at
the United Methodist Church of Sun
City Center, call Jeff Jordan, Direc-
tor of Music and the Arts, at (813)
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
g CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
SundayWorship: Blended 8:00 a.m.
Contemporary 9:40 a.m.
Traditional 11:15 a.m. BigBendRd.
Nursery Provided CrossRoads: Bible Study, Worship: Wed. 7 p.m.
Pastor Jack R. Palzer i
5309 U.S. Highway 41 North Apollo Beach A A
(acrossfromMiraBay) www.calvarylutheranchurch.net 645-1305 N
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
Growing by Faith from Generation to Generation
Rev. Tracy H. Wider Church Office 813-645-1521
UNDAY SERVICES: 9 am Contemporary Service and Sunday School
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
at 1015 Del Webb Blvd., SCC
All Worship Services with Holy Communion and Healing Holy Oil
Ruskin United Methodist Church
First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (Behind Suntrust Bank)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:
SUNDAY MORNINGS: (Nov.-April .............................8:30 a.m. Day Care Available
Rev. John M. Bartha and all year)......................... 10:45 a.m. 6 a 6 .m.
SPhone: 645-1241 Sunday School....................... 9:30 a.m. call 645-6198
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA
701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5354
Rev. Dr. Peter Stiller, Pastor 634-1292
Saturday Worship: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Holy Communion....First & Third Sunday Bible Class...Thursday 10 am, Guests Welcome
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Ruskin Sun City Center (813) 645-6102
204 Second St. N.W, Ruskin, Florida 33570
Sunday Service Sunday School .................................... .............. 10AM
Wednesday Testimony Meeting .................................................... 5 PM
Reading Room Wednesday.......................................................4 4:50 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME www.spirituality.com
SFriendship BS ptist Church SundayWEEKLY SERVICES
IL- Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist) 9 a.m ......................Bible Study
S1511 El Rancho Dr. 11 a.m. ....................Bible Study
Sun City Center, FL 33573 10a.m. &6 p.m............Worship
813-633-5950 6 p.m.... Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
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
Diversity is the best defense of healthy societ-
ies. GEORGE KENNAN
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
North River Church of Christ I
13885 U.S. Hwy 301 South
(Just South of the Manatee County Line)
Minister: Howard Johnson Office 941-776-1134
Services: Sunday 10:00am, 11:00am & 6:00pm ce 41- -11
Wednesday 7:00pmr Home 813-754-1776
First Baptist Church of Gibsonton "
"We lov abecaume He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Traditional Worship Service *Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Old-Time Gospel Hymns *Morning Worship 10:30AM. l
Nursery Available Sunday Evening 6:00 P.M. l
Interpreter for the Deaf Md-Week (Wed.) 7:00 P.M. S
9912 Indiana St. Hwy 41 & Estelle A45I -' Malcolm S. Clements, Pastor
\Gibsonton, FL 33534 --... 813-67--1301
WA c e & 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.l 6:00 p.m. A .
Prince of Peace Masses:
Sunday.......... 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon
Catholic Church Saturday Vigil ...............4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 a Daily..........................................8:00 a.m.
Phone: 634-2328 Fax: 633-6670 Confessions:
www.popcc.org Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
F RST BAPTIST- CHURCH
S 820 COLLEGE AVE. W.
RUSKIN, FL 33570
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Sunday School............................9:45 a.m .
Morning Worship............8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Evening Service.......................6:00 p.m. CH
Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m.
Awana ........................................... 7:00 p.m .
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1115 Del Webb E. Sun City Center, FL Sunday Service 10:00 a
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Southside Baptist Church
"A Warm, Loving & Friendly Church"
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4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S Sun City, FL 33586 813-645-4085
"Getting to KnowYou" (Donuts & Coffee) ....................9:00 a.m. Dan Co Pastor
Sunday School .......................................................9:30 am. D a C
Sunday Morning Worship............................................ 10:55 a.m. Comejoin us to
Sunday Evening Service............................................. 6:00 p.m. earn about God's
Wednesday Evening Service ...................................... 7:00 p.m. Word and salvation
iThursday Morning Prayer ............................................ 10:00 a.m. in Jesus Christ
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1210 W. Del Webb Blvd. 634-2539
,. 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)
10:55 a.m. Sanctuary (Traditional with Chancel Choir)
Fellowship tim H .... Ti..... i. '1 1,; I. r .... 10:15a.m. and 11 a.m.in Creason Hall
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PASTORS: DR. WARREN LANGER, REV GARYBULLOCK
Communion First Sunday ofEach Month
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
U Sunday Services 9:30 a.m.
Prayers with anointing for healing and
JI wholeness during worship the second Sunday
of every month.
A Stephen Pastor: Dr. Gerald Iwerks
Meet friends in Fellowship Hall after the Service
1239 Del Webb Blvd. West
Sun City Center, FL 33573
Church is Handicap accessible
For Information visit:
Saint Anne Catholic CuItch
Fr. John McEvoy
U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin
SouthShore: r- j. I I, Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. Gibsonton
Saturday Vigil M ass................................................. 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass..................................... 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 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 7:30 p.m.
Confession.............................Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; Saturday 3:45 p.m.
Nursery Available for 10:00 a.m. Mass
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i Robert A. Ferle
Robert A. Ferle, passed away on
September 20, 2010. Internment will
be in Lansing, Michigan. Survivors
include wife, Betty R. Ferle; daughters,
Lynne Lambert and Dorthy Engerski.
A memorial service will be held on
Thursday, Oct. 7, at Freedom Plaza at
S 10 am. Robert and Betty have been
S long time residents of Sun City Center,
Florida where Bob was active in golf
Iand thP c.arinn cluih
C. Roger Harker
Roger Harker, 82, of Sun City
Center, FL went home to be with the
Lord on May 30, 2010. He is survived
by his wife Betty, of 34 years, two of
three sons, Steve and Phillip, five
granddaughters, two cats and two dogs.
They will celebrate his life at Trinity
Baptist Church, 702 Del Webb Blvd. W
on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 2pm.
Francis (Frank) Hobbs
Frank Hobbs was born August 8,
1931, in New York and died at the age
of 79, on September 17, 2010 in Sun
City Center, Florida. He is survived
by his wife JoAnn; daughters, Cheryl,
Kathy and Linda and husband Charlie;
grandchildren Sherry and husband
Tito, Stoch, Nicole and Daniel; great
grandchildren Dominic and Gabriel;
sister Pat Gosienski and family; Dee
special family friend.
Frank was a veteran of the United
States NAVY. He volunteered
throughout his life, as a Fireman with
the Wantagh Fire Department in N.Y.
Since coming to Sun City Center
Frank founded the SCC Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT),
and was past-President. A member
of SCC Security Patrol, he sat on the
board and was Captain of team 30.
He was part of the Men's Club where
he served meals on wheels, as well
as installing life line phones and had
served as a member of the Citizens
He was loved by all and will be
missed, but forever in our Hearts. In
lieu of flowers, the family requests that
memorial donations be made in Frank's
name to SCC Security Patrol, 1009 N
Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center,
FL 33573-5352 American Heart
Association 1101 Northchase Parkway
Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067 or Moffitt
Cancer Center Foundation, 12902
Magnolia Drive, UTC-FOUND, Tampa,
Domingo "Mingo" Martinez
Domingo "Mingo" Martinez, 24, went
home as one of the Lord's angels
September 16, 2010. He is survived
by his parents, Dawn and Benito
Aguilar, maternal grandmother Beverly
Papcun, Brother Benny Aguilar and
daughter Jocelyn Martinez-Pardo and
one unborn child. Mingo was a much
loved man. From playing baseball to
playing jokes, he was the one to bring a
smile to everybody's face no matter the
circumstances. We will never forget his
Colgate smile and outgoing personality.
Family received friends from 10am
- 11am for the viewing and 11am for
the service at Sun City Center Funeral
Home on Friday, September 24, 2010.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
donated to the Aguilar Family.
Helen Joyce Potter
March 29, 1924 September 20,
Helen Potter, who had lived in Sun
City Center since 1981, passed away
in Springfield, IL, at age 86 from
complications of surgery. Helen was
visiting her oldest daughter, Peggy
Ryder, in Springfield when she was
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Helen was born in Hancock, MN on
March 29, 1924. She had one brother,
Richard Cushing, who predeceased
Helen went to Moorhead State
Teachers College in 1941. After
completing the program, she taught in
several public schools asan elementary
school teacher. She married Gene
Potter of Ortonville, MN in 1948 and
they made their home in Ortonville
until 1964. Their five children were all
born there. While living in Ortonville,
Helen was active in birthday club,
bridge club, and the Circle at the First
Helen continued teaching or
substituting until 1959. The family
moved to the suburbs of Chicago in
1964 when Gene became a U.S. Postal
Helen, Gene and the two youngest
children moved to Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan in 1973 when Gene was
promoted to be the Inspector in Charge
at the Detroit Post Office. When Gene
retired in 1981, they moved to Sun City
Center. Gene passed away in 2002.
Helen was an avid reader who often
finished several books each week. She
played bridge, belonged to a book club
and a theatre-goers group, and played
golf regularly until she was 85.
Helen travelled extensively in recent
years, usually with her children or to
visit them. In the last few years, she
had been on cruises to the Panama
Canal, the Inside Passage in Alaska,
the Exumas in the Bahamas, and the
Caribbean; to New York City (for the
first time, at age 84); to Washington
D.C.; across the Canadian Rockies by
train, visiting in Banff and Lake Louise;
and from Denver to San Francisco by
train. She was on a trip when she fell ill
earlier this month.
Helen was extremely proud of her
five children, eight grandchildren and
one great-granddaughter: Peggy
of Springfield, a retired teacher and
community volunteer (Tom Ryder, Josh
and Tim, and Josh's daughter Finley),
Rick of Frankfort, IL, who is retired from
the Postal Service (Dustin Osuch and
Bret Potter), Lori of Denver, a lawyer
(Eric Perryman, Jules and Avery),
Alison of Charlotte, NC, an interior
designer (Paul Purificato, Rex and
Quinn), and Molly of Ft. Lauderdale,
FL, an artist and art teacher (Charles
Helen gave generously to Operation
Migration, the whooping crane
protection group; the Humane Society;
and Southeastern Guide Dogs for the
Blind, sponsoring several dogs.
Service forthe immediate family was
held in Springfield, IL on September 22.
An open house was held in Sun City
Center on September 26. Helen will be
interred with Gene in the columbarium
at Arlington National Cemetery in
The family asks that in lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made in Helen's
name to Sun City Center Library,
1011 N. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City
Center, FL 33573, or Southeastern
Guide Dogs, Inc., 4210 77th St. East,
Palmetto, FL 34221.
Judith Coover Wishart
Judith Coover Wishart of Sun City
Center, Florida died peacefully on
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Judy was born
March 17, 1916 in Harrisburg, PA to
Dr. Carson Coover and Ethel Parsons
Coover. She was a graduate of The
College of Wooster, Ohio Class of 1937
where she met her husband, John
Wallace Wishart. They were married
in 1941 and resided in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. John predeceased her
She is survived by her daughter
Judith Parker, of Sun City Center,
Florida; her son and daughter-in-
law John C. Wishart (MaryBeth) of
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; grandsons
The Reverend R. Jeffrey Parker
(Jennifer) of Rogers, Arkansas, lan
W. Parker of Los Angeles, California,
Mark B. Wishart of Rockville, Maryland
and Kyle W. Wishart of Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. Judy is also survived by
two great- grandchildren, William Clark
Parker and Lila Grace Parker. Services
will be private. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Sun
City Center, Florida.
18. BSEVERNEW IVERIEWCURENT* SC OSERVR SPTEBER30,201
The Big Draw Ruskin 2010
DRA SouthShore Arts Council
OCTOBER 1- 31,2010
Registration on line http://www.southshoreartscouncil.org/bigdraw.html
Schedule of Events:
Big Draw Studio (BDS), 613 N US Hwy 41, Ruskin, FL (Thriftway Plaza)
October 2 ...........................9 a.m. to 12 p.m................. Drawing en Plein Air with Bruce Marsh, Ruskin
Historic Woman's Club, 503 US Hwy 41, Ruskin.
October 4,11,18 & 25.............6 to 8 p.m. ......................... Beginning Drawing with Ariel Baron-Robbins BDS
October 5,12,19 & 26............. 12 to 2 p.m.......................... Creative Writing & Images with Arthur ("Mac")
October 5,12,19 & 26 ............4:30 to 6 p.m...................... Draw A Thon, ages 10-12 with Timothy Delgado,
October 5 .................................5:30 to 8:30 p.m................. Teen Cartoon Printing without a Press SouthShore
Regional Library. Call 273-3652.
October 6,13,20 & 27 ............4:30 to 6 p.m..................... Drawing Club, Ages 6-9 with Margit Redlawsk, BDS.
October 7,14 & 28 ..................4 to 8 p.m........................... Open Studio, Teens & Adults with Michael Parker,
October 9 .................................10 a.m. to 2 p.m................. International Day of Drawing: Tampa Museum of
Art, all ages, free.
October 10 .............................2 to 4 p.m ........................... Sewing Machine Workshop-Make Your Mark with
Nina Tatlock, BDS.
October 11 ..............................6:30 to 8:30 p.m............... An Evening with David Macaulay @ HCC
SouthShore Campus. Author/Illustrator of The
Way Things Work, Castle, and The Way We Work,
Caldecott Award winner and MacArthur Genius
October 23 ..............................1 to 3 p.m........................... Silk Screen Printing Workshop with Sylvia Fell, BDS
October 24 ............................... 1:30 to 3:30 p.m............... Chalk Drawing with Cory Wright SouthShore
October 28 ..............................1 to 3 p.m............................ Tapping Into Creativity with Anne Walker, BDS.
October 30 ..............................5 to 8 p.m........................... Big Draw Closing Exhibit Big Draw Studio.
More events hosted throughout the community
BIGDRAW events are free / most materials provided The SouthShore Arts Council wishes to acknowledge the following organizations for their support.
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C(:UMM NlT FtY ( NI)ATI'.()N HILLS.OROUOH COUNTY
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ARTS COUNCIL OF
'm For s'er HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
1000 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 105
Tampa Museum ofArt Tampa, FL 3360
TARG T ,813-276250
TA RGE1. www.umpaarts.om
For more info and listings on other area Big Draw Events see www.tampamuseum.org and www.bigdrawruskin.org
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* Continued from page 1
Ruskin during the first decade of
the 20th century. Menair, who re-
cently purchased a home in the
older section of Ruskin near the
site of the first Ruskin College
campus, is an attorney formerly
practicing in Atlanta.
The history conservation will be
conducted in the Big Draw Studio
located in the center of the Ruskin
Plaza shopping center on the east
side of U.S. 41 in the center of
downtown Ruskin. The local Big
Draw, now in its third year, itself
has historic connections, originat-
ing in Great Britain and inspired
by John Ruskin, an English social
critic who encouraged his fel-
low citizens to draw freehand as
a means to expressing innate cre-
ativity and dealing with human
foibles. The Ruskin, Florida, Big
Draw also has spawned several
similar events this year along the
The history conservators, Miller
said, welcome almost any artifact
- aging photographs, old tools
and hand implements, outmoded
kitchen ware and tools, school
books from decades past, very old
reading books, documents such as
deeds or letters or telephone direc-
tories or maps, and anything else
that relates to the last 100 years
that the South County region has
been inhabited by farmers, ranch-
ers, loggers, turpentine gatherers,
phosphate workers, tomato and
Such three-dimensional objects
will be photographed and those
photos scanned into a computer-
ized system then producing two
CDs, Miller explained. The owners
of the historic objects will retain
their items and receive the perma-
nent record CD, free of charge, he
In addition, anyone wishing to
contribute to the area's history
record with oral recollections of
life across South Hillsborough
County during the 20th century is
welcome to speak for recording,
Miller noted. These contributors
also will receive a CD containing
their slice of life remembrances
E A ij
and recollected true anecdotes to
keep as part of their own family
Miller, whose parents played
prominent roles in the initial
Ruskin settlement, nurtured the
first Ruskin College, building one
of the remaining historic homes and
who has spent most of his 70 odd
years in the South County, pointed
out that several surrounding com-
munities share the historic longev-
ity. The Adamsville, Gardenville,
Gibsonton area clustered near the
Alafia River, Riverview which
was preceded by "Peru" founded
on the south shore of the Alafia,
"old" Sun City south of the Little
Manatee River and the Wimauma-
Balm area, along with Ruskin, all
can justly claim lengthy histories,
"Descendants of the old fami-
lies which built these communi-
ties probably have tucked away in
their attics and closets many ob-
jects that recall our history," Mill-
er asserted, "and we would like to
make a record both for them and
for the project.
"Whether you came here in '08
or '98, though, everyone contrib-
utes to our history," he summed
up, "and the objective of the John
Ruskin History Project is to pre-
serve it for our yet unknown future
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Jim Glass, founder of the Sun City Center Leathernecks, which wel-
comes former Marines and Navy corpsmen who were assigned with
Marines and their wives, has started a program to send coupons to
military families allowing them to buy many items at reduced pric-
U Continued from page 8
Those who wish to find out more rather
about the Leathernecks or think your
they are eligible to join may just soun
show up on the third Tuesday of thin
every month at the Sun City Cen- "Ov
ter Sandpiper Room, which is in does
the main atrium of the Commu- drinm
nity Center on North Pebble Beach prob
Boulevard (just beyond the shuf- to sa
fleboard courts) at 6:30 p.m. any 1
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The Big Draw
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"It has a feel that Montana ordii
doesn't. There's a culture here. A Shor
real history. And I love the diver- Rusk
sity of people." of p
So he's back, and full of ideas.
Having worked (in
Montana) with at-risk .
teens who have been in '
juvenile court, and with RUSKI
both adults and small USKI
children, he has decid-
ed everyone has a right
to express themselves DA
in whatever way they '
"Art forms are not all
the same," he said. "People need inch
to be free to express themselves To
His dream is to open the studio p.m.
at 613 U.S. 41, Ruskin which acts "Pec
as the hub for the annual Big Draw or tr
and use it as an anchor point for scre>
many events that go on all year. both
"Instead of giant projects, I want To
to see creation on a smaller scale. and
I want to give people a chance to (813
have a sustainable arts program Mid
d like to share. Or maybe you'd
er tell the community about
favorite charity or cause: or
id off about something you
k needs change. That's what
er Coffee" is about. It really
n't matter whether we actually
k any coffee or not (although I
ably will). It's what you have
ly that's important. E-mail me
time at penny@observerews.
and suggest a meeting place.
matter what's going on, I'm
lly available to share just one
the new Community Arts Co-
nator appointed by the South
*e Arts Council Michael says
kin has given him a sense
lace he did not have before.
"There is such a unique
identity here. I feel a real
sense of belonging and
know I want to commit
Sto contributing to the
community through the
The program he envi-
I sions will be a resource
for all forms of artists;
host community proj-
ects; events; support; and
ide all types of art forms.
begin, he wants to open the
io every Thursday from 4-to-8
for a screen printing process.
)ple can come and go. Watch
y it," he said. The use of the
en printer will be available for
teens (13 and up) and adults.
find out more about Michael
his exciting programs, call
) 846-2000 or email him at
hael.parker 1 @ comcast.net.
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Orchids from the Orchid Mania nursery east of Bradenton highlight the coming Autumn in Florida. Or-
chids are available in a wide variety of colors and genera. Orchid Mania even has a chocolate orchid
that indeed does give off the scent of chocolate.
* By MITCH TRAPHAGEN
September 22 was the first
day of fall and with it, the heat
and humidity of summer seems
to be fading. Autumn in Flori-
da is a wondrous and beautiful
time. The days are warm, the
nights cool and there is a crisp-
ness and optimism in the air.
It is a beauty well represented
by the grace and complexity of
the Orchidaceae, also known
as the orchid.
Despite a widespread be-
lief that orchids are delicate
flowers requiring intense and
specific care, the reality is
that orchids have been found
in nearly every habitat with
the exception of glaciers and
deserts. While they are most
common in the tropics and
thrive in Florida, they have
also been found as far north as
the Arctic Circle. They remain
wild plants by nature and ap-
pear in a stunning variety.
Orchid Mania, a nursery
east of Bradenton, is a family-
owned business nurturing an
amazing variety of orchidace-
ae. The owner, Karen Harper,
grows an estimated 50,000
orchids annually in a stunning
array of fragrant flowers in
a variety of genera and col-
ors. She even has chocolate
orchids that do indeed give off
the scent of chocolate. Harper
sells and ships some orchids
to commercial dealers but the
majority of her business comes
from people stopping in to
wander in wonder through her
six greenhouses. Orchid Mania
is open year-around. Harper
has scheduled an open house
and sale event with classes on
orchids to take place Novem-
Interest in orchids has
spawned hundreds of orchid
societies and clubs across the
nation. On Saturday, a Pinel-
las County orchid buying club
was shopping and filling up
the back of an SUV with flow-
ers from Orchid Mania and
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Orchid clubs from around the area find what they need at Orchid
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Restoring Gulf Communities
We can't undo this tragedy. But we can help people get back on their feet. We have
been working with impacted communities since day one.
Partnering with local governments and community organizations, my job is to listen to
people's needs and frustrations and find ways to help. We have 19 community centers
and teams in four states, listening and helping.
Restoring The Economy
BP is here in Gulf communities with shrimpers, fishermen, hotel and restaurant owners,
helping to make them whole.
More than 120,000 claim payments totaling over $375 million have already gone to people
affected by the spill. We have committed a $20 billion independent fund to pay all legitimate
claims, including lost incomes until people impacted can go back to work. And none of this
will be paid by taxpayers.
BP has also given grants of $87 million to the states to help tourism recover and bring
people back to the Gulf beaches.
Restoring The Environment
We're going to keep looking for oil and cleaning it up if we find it. Teams will remain in
place for as long as it takes to restore the Gulf Coast.
And we've dedicated $500 million to work with local and national scientific experts on the
impact of the spill and to restore environmental damage.
Thousands of BP employees have their roots in the Gulf. We support over 10,000 jobs in
the region and people here are our neighbors. We know we haven't always been perfect,
but we will be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal.
We will do everything we can to make this right.
For general information visit: bp.com
For help or information: (866) 448-5816
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SouthShore should support the
by Michael Peterson
There's been a lot of talk lately about a 'light rail tax,'but the transpor-
tation referendum is about much more than rail. The proposed funding
will provide a variety of improvements including roadways, bikeways,
walkways and much more; all in addition to the major transit overhaul
receiving most of the attention.
SouthShore residents would soon see improved local bus service
throughout our communities. Also, special 'flex' areas are slated for
Gibsonton, Ruskin, Sun City Center and Wimauma. New express buses
to Tampa are proposed for U.S. 41 and U.S. 301. Today's anemic bus
service could blossom into effective transportation for so many more.
But perhaps the biggest and quickest delivery of SouthShore's tax ben-
efits comes not with busses, not with rail, but with significant road proj-
ects. Consider the following:
1* -75/Gibsonton Drive interchange improvements changing ramp lay-
out and allowing safe, efficient access, $25 million.
I-75/Big Bend Road interchange improvements changing ramp lay-
out and allowing safe, efficient access, $40 million.
New 1-75 interchange somewhere between 19th Avenue and Rhodine
Road. Referendum would fund $35 million (about 1/3 of cost).
Widen U.S. 301 to six lanes from SR 674 to Balm Road. Referendum
would fund $25 million (1/2 of cost).
Sun City Center roadway improvements, repair existing sidewalks,
roadway regional drainage system, and new golf cart lanes, $8 million.
19th Avenue and Shell Point Road resurface and add paved shoulders/
bike lanes (U.S. 301 to EG Simmons Park; 32nd Street to 21st Street and
connectors), $9 million.
Widen Big Bend Road to six lanes from 1-75 northbound exit off-
ramp to Simmons Loop Road, $5.5 million.
Why a sales tax?
Somehow, necessary road improvements must be funded, and no one
wants to see higher property taxes. By leveraging a sales tax, which does
not apply to groceries or medicine and is capped at the first $5,000 of
major purchases, the cost burden is shared with tourists and reflects a
minor increase on goods purchased.
Benefits beyond improved mobility.
We know other communities with enhanced transit offerings caused
private development to follow the routes. For each $1 spent on transit, as
much as $6 is generated in returns, spurring the creation of tens of thou-
sands of jobs. These economic benefits alone will make our investment
well worth our extra penny.
What's in it for you?
Transportation improvements for all of Hillsborough County exist
for your viewing on www.movinghillsboroughforward.org. By clicking
"The Plan," you can view the details of plans for your neighborhood or
the entire county.
What's the alternative?
Of course, others will tell you now is not the right time to proceed.
They echo their opposition to the "Committee of 99" report from over
a decade ago, which recommended what this referendum again attempts
to deliver. And what is their alternative plan to resolve our transportation
needs? Nothing. Just another decade lost doing nothing as our con-
gestion and economic woes continue.
We can and must do better. Hillsborough County's Transportation Task
Force, made up of 21 people appointed by the Board of County Commis-
sioners to represent diverse areas and interests, spent more than three years
developing the plan behind this ballot question. Let's not wait any longer.
Join me and vote "FOR" the transportation referendum on Nov. 2.
Michael L. Peterson, Esq. is a 30-year Apollo Beach resident and
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Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary presents 'Cars, Blues & BBQ' on Saturday,
Oct. 2 at Riverside Club. The event will start in the afternoon and run
into the evening. The afternoon will start with a Classic Car 'Cruise-In,'
where classics from all over Tampa Bay will be cruising in all afternoon,
delicious grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, plus good music.
Cold drinks and beer will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. The evening
festivities will begin with a good old-fashioned BBQ dinner with your
choice of chicken or pulled pork plus all the fixin's you'd expect at a
'down home' BBQ! Cost is $10 and evening dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m.
Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available all evening.
The Eric Culberson Blues Band from Savannah, GA will play live.
This group is outstanding, authentic and original in the very American
tradition of blues music. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
Advance tickets just $15 ($18 at the door). For advance tickets and
directions visit www.elmiraswildlife.org. One hundred percent of the
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Winners celebrate Classic Match
Carolyn Avrett and Dindy Chandler celebrate their 1st place win in the
Red Tee division of the Classic Match Play at Falcon Watch.
Golf Scores Hogans
9/1, Course: Summerfield, Play:
Individual Skins and lo-net Team
1st : Art Swallow, 3 skins
2nd : two-way tie @ 1 skin each
- Woody Nelson & Ed Weber
Low-net: two-way tie @ 79 -Art
Swallow & Ed Weber
Low-gross: Ed Weber, 93
Low-net Team, 71, (13 skins) -
Swallow, Maki & Nelson
2nd Low-net team, 75 Kunley,
Mowry & Weber
Weekly Tournament Winners,
Aug. 26, Game: Low Gross/Low
Gross: Gerry Towers 69, Net:
Elaine VanderBaan 50
Gross: Gil Evans 75, Net: Jane
Gross: Carolee McKinley 91,
Net: Jo Smalley 66
Bully Busters to lead Too Good For
Drugs and Violence Walk & Kidfest
Members of the Bully Busters
Youth Council and Commissioner
Rose Ferlita will kick off the 25th
annual Too Good for Drugs and
Violence Walk & Kidfest Satur-
day, Oct. 2, at the Museum of Sci-
ence and Industry (MOSI).
More than 6,000 school age kids
are expected to participate in the
walk to celebrate a commitment
to living happy, drug and violence
free lives. Kidfest is a prelude to
Red Ribbon Week on Oct. 23 31,
which is a nationwide effort to
celebrate healthy, drug-free living
and to motivate youths across the
country to choose to live drug-free
The Bully Busters Youth Coun-
cil will be marching with a six foot
banner that the kids designed and
made themselves. They will com-
pete in the Too Good for Drugs
and Violence Banner Contest
against more than 75 other groups
and schools for cash prizes.
Judges for the banner contest in-
clude interim Hillsborough County
Administrator Mike Merrill; Hills-
borough County Criminal Justice
Liaison Jan MacLeod; State Attor-
ney Mark Ober; Public Defender
Julianne Holt; Sonya Bufe, The
Centre for Women; Tampa Police
Chief Jane Castor; Circuit Judges
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Network; Charlie Miranda, Tampa
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Hillsborough County Criminal
Justice is proud to co-sponsor the
Too Good for Drugs and Violence
Walk & Kidfest with the Mendez
Foundation. Admission to MOSI
is free from 10 a.m. to Noon. The
first 3,000 kids will receive a Too
Good for Drugs and Violence t-
shirt. MOSI is located at 4801
E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa.The
Mendez Foundation is a private,
not-for-profit organization provid-
ing drug and violence prevention
education in Hillsborough County
For more information, contact
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Try wearing a pair of amber
shooting glasses when hunting
on dull days. The glasses will
aid in spotting movement,
from cottontails to whitetails,
by increasing contrast and
brightening the woods.
Old socks are great for
slipping over the stocks of
your guns. They will prevent
scratches during storage, when
in gun racks, or when traveling.
Remember that farmland
whitetails and mule deer quickly
become accustomed to the smell
of cow poop. Although not very
appealing, step in one on your
way to the stand and it will aid
in masking your scent.
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Apply for special-opportunity
spring turkey hunts
The Florida Fish and Wildlife sportsmen looking to take an Os-
Conservation Commission (FWC) ceola, the "crown jewel" of the
is still accepting special-opportuni- turkey hunter's Grand Slam and
ty spring turkey hunt applications, for those who prefer a high-quality
The deadline for submissions is hunting experience. The FWC de-
midnight Oct. 13. signs special-opportunity turkey
Applications may be submitted hunts to take place on large tracts
at www.fl.wildlifelicense.com, of land, with great habitat, healthy
county tax collectors' offices or at turkey populations and a limited
any license agent. A random draw- number of hunters.
ing will determine who receives a Harvest success on these turkey
permit. To apply, hunters can ob- hunts is typically higher than most
tain application worksheets at My- public land hunts and comparable
FWC.com/hunting under "Limited or higher than many private land
Entry Hunts." hunts. During the 2010 spring
Demand for these hunts is typi- turkey season, an average of 6.6
cally greater than the number of hunter-days was required to har-
available permits, but hunters can vest a turkey on these special-op-
increase their chances of being se- portunity turkey hunts.
elected by submitting as many $5 The Osceola is a highly prized
nonrefundable applications as they subspecies of wild turkey, found
like. Hunters can submit applica- only in peninsular Florida, south
tions for multiple hunts and be of and including Dixie, Gilchrist,
selected for more than one hunt. Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay
Successful applicants pay a permit and Duval counties. All hunts take
fee of $50 $175, depending on place within the Osceola turkey's
the special-opportunity hunt area range.
selected, with individual hunts For more information on licens-
ranging from 5 7 days in length. es and permits, call the FWC's Of-
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The Lunch Game
When I was little, I tended to throw away everything in my lunch
sack. My mother started drawing a picture on the lunch sack, and when
I brought it all home, she would add something to the picture. The next
day at lunch, all my friends would gather around to try to spot what she
added. I was so careful with my lunch sacks that a little paper sack would
often last a whole month.
It took a few school years to actually make it all the way through one
package of small paper bags. I now have my own children in college and
still remember how special my mom made lunch everyday, just by the
pictures that she drew.
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Summer Twilight Mixer winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Caloosa Country Club Sum-
mer Twilight Mixer held Sept. 10. The 1st place team, hitting alternate
shoots, won with a score of 36 for nine holes. Chairpersons of the event
were Jim/Shirley Brubaker.
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Sept. 10, Mystery Hole Minus
1st Marge DeWilde 27
2nd Judi Gannon 29
3rd Mary McClafferty(Jim) 30
3rd Yuko Vetsch 30
1st Becky Burgardt 29
2nd Lorraine Fritzel 29
1st Gloria Hayden 27
2nd Terry Wynne 31
2nd Kathy Boccieri 34
1st Mary McClafferty 28
2nd Nancy Scott 31
2nd Ann Parisen 31
(18 Holes Division) League
Sept. 2 & 9, Course: Sandpiper
Golf Club, Play: "Pick Ur Partner"
Shamble-Scramble 2 weeks
WGA sponsored a two week,
pick your partner, competition.
Week 1 was a Shamble- 50% of
the team's combined handicap;
Week 2 was a Scramble- 50% of
the team's lowest handicap.
1st. Judie Schafers/Jeanie Shive-
ly(l)/Jane McGriff (2) 61 + 68 =
2nd Lois Scoppettuolo/Linda
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3rd Jan Huber/Marcia Morris
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4th Linda Luper/Laurea Cole
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The mitral valve, located between the upper- and lower-left chambers of the heart,
is susceptible to problems. When it doesn't close all the way, it can leak a small amount
of blood. This condition is known as mitral valve regurgitation.
To correct this condition, surgeons at Manatee
Memorial can access the mitral valve through the
breastbone and repair the valve to create a
tighter seal. This procedure may require a
three- to five-day hospital stay.
l "Patients who have successful
mitral valve surgery dramatically
increase their life expectancy, so
they're on par with someone
with a completely normal heart,"
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100 percent success rate for mitral valve surgery
from January 2009 through December 2009.*
Nationally, the overall success rate for mitral
valve repair is less than 60 percent.
*According to data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
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Shortness of breath
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A batty problem has a solution
By: Chuck Wright
If you are outside at dusk or dawn
and see bats flying around you'll
either duck when they come near
and go inside or be glad they are
around to eat all the insects. I hope
it's the latter. Bats eat many insects,
according to several websites, over
one-half their body weight each
night. In Florida and most states
bats are protected mammals just
for that reason.
Bats are beneficial. They eat in-
sects and pollinate plants and play
an important role in keeping eco-
systems healthy and in balance.
Many myths are associated with
bats, such as the saying 'blind as
a bat.' This isn't true. Bats can see
quite well. Another myth is that
bats get caught in people's hair.
They don't. Nor are bats destruc-
tive pests like rats and mice. A
colony of bats could cut down on
unwanted mosquitoes around your
house and help keep your garden
free of insects.
One of the 'problems' associated
with bats is when they colonize
and roost in places where people
live. Like my home. I was out-
side at dusk a few weeks ago and
noticed there were several bats
flying around, and that I didn't
seem to have a mosquito prob-
lem. Way to go bats! A couple of
days later a neighbor came by and
told me he saw what looked like a
hundred bats come flying off my
roof at dusk. The following night
I stationed myself outside at the
appropriate hour to have a look.
Sure enough, a steady stream of
bats appeared one at a time and
flew off in search of their evening
meal. I stopped counting at 100.
The following morning I climbed
onto my tile roof to see where they
might be coming from, fearing my
attic had become The Bat Cave. To
my surprise, I saw no hole or spot
that was an obvious exit point. I did
notice a dirty trail leading from a
small crack at the top of tiles on the
roof and the smell of their excre-
ment, guano, was strong. "Where
were they coming from?", I asked.
Unable to determine the answer I
called a local nuisance animal re-
moval company with my problem.
They assured me this was a com-
mon problem (little did I know
how common) and that a techni-
cian would contact me shortly
When the technician, Steve,
arrived, much to my dismay he
was not in the Bat-mobile. When
I asked "Are you Batman?", he
replied, "I can be." I felt confi-
dent my problem had a resolution.
When most people hear the words
"bat infestation" they have the
following reaction, "Oh my God!
We have a bat infestation!" Steve
assured me first, that the bats were
easily relocated, and second that
no bats would be harmed in the
relocation. It's against the law to
harm them. Some of the things he
pointed out were that bats can en-
ter into a likely space to roost with
less than a one half inch opening.
Over 100 bats can live in a one foot
cubic space and that bats in Florida
love tile roofs, especially barrel tile
roofs. He also let me know that in
my development of 210 homes in
SCC, his company had removed
bats from over 100 of the homes.
Little did I know that the home
directly behind me had completed
the procedure about three weeks
ago, just about the time I started
noticing the bats around my home.
Tile roofs have by design a small
space beneath each tile. Anyplace
where a tile is not properly sealed
or perhaps broken by the guy who
cleaned your roof is a potential
entranceway for the bats to gather
After Googling bat removal and
doing some research I found that
only the females congregate in col-
onies, usually to give birth to their
pups, usually only one per year.
Before August 15 each year ani-
mal removal firms are not allowed
to disturb the colonies for fear of
leaving behind young unable to
fly. The only really bad thing about
the colony is the concentration of
guano. The guano not only stinks
but a fungus can grow in it that
is linked to hystoplasmosis, a po-
tentially deadly lung disease. Al-
though these are both rare, if the
guano is inside your attic it needs
to be cleaned up. Under the tiles
on your roof it will eventually be
baked by the heat or washed away
by rains. I chose to have the roof
power washed upon completion
just to be safe.
The method for removing the
bats begins with an inspection to
find all potential access points by
bats. This includes inside and out-
side the roof, attic, and eaves of the
house. All the potential spots are
then sealed with a special expand-
ing foam compound. The product
used on my home was called Pur-
Black and it is available online. It
contains ingredients the bats and
other animals don't like. Exits
points are left for the bats to es-
cape but a one-way device called a
bat-valve is fabricated or installed
over the exits that makes it impos-
sible for the bats to reenter. These
are left in place for 3-7 days to be
sure all the bats leave. Then the
bat-valves are removed and the last
spots sealed. Now the bats have to
find a new home, probably your
In my neighborhood more than
half of the 200 plus homes have
had new roofs installed in the past
three years. We are required by the
HOA to have a tile roof or a metal
roof that looks like a tile roof. The
metal roofs appear to be bat-proof
because they almost zero space be-
tween the metal and the actual roof.
On those homes the eaves would
appear to be the biggest possible
entry point. The newer tile roofs all
appear to have significantly more
mortar covering joints so unless a
roof cleaner breaks a tile they are
probably relatively bat-proof too.
A new trend I've noticed on older
tile roofs is a complete sealing by
paint. My neighbor behind me did
this after the bats left their home.
For those with a tile roof show-
ing its age it's probably wise to
have an inspection done looking
for potential spots that bats might
enter. This would include repairs
or replacing damaged facia, look-
ing from inside the attic during the
day and sealing obvious holes (I
found four in my attic) and seal-
ing or replacing broken tiles. Had I
known this information in advance
I would have taken action. My cost
for the bat removal was over $2500
upfront (with a one year guarantee)
but I could have done the preven-
tive work for only a couple of hun-
dred dollars. Most homeowners
policies do not include animal re-
moval. They will pay for damages,
but in my case that was well below
If you discover you have bats it is
possible to do the removal yourself
but I recommend you have a pro-
fessional animal removal service
do it. The inspections are usually
free and if bats have made it inside
your attic the guano removal will
be part of your service. If you don't
have bats, but you have a tile roof
and live anywhere close to Sun
City Center I highly recommend
you have a roof inspection done
and get potential bat entry spots
sealed. My bat-valves come off
A great source of information
for bat removal is: http://www.aa-
Also recommend you read the
Wildlife blog from the same web-
site on Bats. Some interesting and
funny case studies are cited.
Florida KidCare child health
insurance can help.
Eligibility is based on family size and income.
Apply on-line at: www.floridakidcare.org
For more information, call:
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Friday, October 15th 1:00 p.m.
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It is said that charity begins at
home. Because my family is on
such a tight budget, it is some-
times impossible to give money
to a worthy cause, as much as we
would love to help. Recently, we
felt the urge to give to a worthy
cause at our church, but could only
afford to give $10 to $20. We came
up with the idea of a "Potluck with
a Purpose." Assuming that many
of our friends were experiencing
the same woes, we invited eight
couples to come to a potluck and
bring a sealed envelope with the
amount of money that they would
have spent taking their family out
to eat. It could be the equivalent
of a nice restaurant or, in our case,
fast food. No one knew what the
others were giving and it was all in
cash. At the end of the evening, we
had collected $347 for our church
project. Sweet! We all had a great
evening together and served an
even greater purpose.
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Golf Scores -
Hogans Golf Club
Sept. 9, Course: Renaissance
1st Bill Poirier, 6 skins
2nd : Jerry Egger, 4 skins
3rd : four-way tie @ 2 skins each
- Chip Wood, Andy Betz, Frank
Carlin & Dave Diehl
Low-net: Jerry Egger, 68
Low-gross: Jerry Egger, 81
Also playing: Terry Seipelt
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Photos by rll.:n Tr1pnqg.n
Bill and Margie Galbreath
(wow, I'm impressed! it's
good to hear from you) stood
alone in recognizing the
photo Cobra Helicopter from
Veterans Memorial Museum
and Park at 3602 Highway 301
in Tampa. The museum focuses
itself as a tribute to Florida
veterans within the American
armed forces. There are other
helicopters and equipment as
well all available for a close-
up look. The park, just north
of Adamo Drive, is well worth
a visit. And while you're there,
utter a few words of thanks to
our veterans. This week we
have...something? A lot of the
photos I use in this column are
printed with the hope that you'll
tell me about it. Regardless.
I don't think this could be
found anywhere but in Florida.
Where are we this week? Send
your best guess or a cool
tale to where@
net or mail to 210
Blvd., Ruskin, FL,
33570. Stop on by
to chat about it, I'll
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Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Jeanette Craig who is a Certified Occupational
Therapist. Both therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors
and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Offered the 1st and 3rd I
I Wednesday each month. Number of guests limited, RSVP as soon as possible! I
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head in the sand. Presentation by Mary S. Nelson, President of Retirement Advisory
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Ruskin. Penny will also be accepting $5 donations for her campaign which is a
I fundraiser for C.A.R.E. (Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort, Inc.) I
I Wed., Oct. 13 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dialysis patients and their family members now I
I have a support group at Sun Towers! Our facilitator is Virginia Winn MSW, dialysis and I
medical social worker with 18 years experience in Alzheimer's and Dementia diagnosis.
Guest speakers and educational info will be provided along with much needed resources.
Thurs.,Oct. 14 11 a.m.-1 p.m. OKTOBERFEST! Complimentary to the public
with a tour. Traditional German Cuisine and beer along with entertainment' l' P. ,
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other nurseries. Orchid Mania
is located at 5050 261st Street
East, Myakka City. Their or-
chids are available seasonally
at Harriet's Flowers in Ruskin.
For information, visit Orchid
Mania at www.orchid-mania.
com or the American Orchid
Society at www.aos.org.
Pictured above is the chocolate orchid which actually bears the
scent of chocolate.
Cars, Blues &
A Benefit for Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary
Saturday, Oct. 2nd
(South of Ruskin, Hwy. 41 S. to Universal Drive, right
on Stephens Road)
(Pulled pork or
chicken just $10)
"And all the fixin's"
Classic Car Cruise-In
"Burgers & Dogs
Fresh off the Grill"
from Savannah, GA
ADVANCED TICKETS just $15
Available online or at The 3-Legged Poodle and Sunset Wines in Sun City Center
For more information and directions visit:
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S1520 33rd St. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570
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We Service and Maintain Cars and Trucks all Makes and Models.
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CALL EZ STORAGE
Climate Controlled & Garage r, le Units
Boxes & Packing Supplies Outside Storage
Phone: (813) 634-4851
5120 SR 674 (just east of Super Walmart)
Wimauma, FL 33598 www.callezstorage.com
David Callender, Owner Dottie Lee, Office
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CLIENTS PRAISE HOME CARE FIRM
S Tow do I begin to thank you [for] the care, concern and love you
showed?...I couldn't have made it through the last month...
H without your assistance," said the letter from "D.P.," one of the
many that local Comfort Keepers franchisees Fred and Tatyana Svejda, love
to show visitors to their office in Sun City Center.
"We believe being locally owned and managed is a strength enhanced
by our affiliation with a 10-year-old, international corporation with 600
U.S. offices," said Svejda, who opened his location in 2004 after careers in
farming, small business ownership and computer networking.
The State-licensed office provides homemakers and companions as
well as Home Health Aides, who offer light housekeeping, meals and
companionship--and home health services-that include help with hygiene,
transferring and medication reminders.
Comfort Keepers caregivers are employees of the company. This relieves
the client of the responsibility for collecting and filing payroll taxes
and workers' compensation premiums, and provides liability insurance,
protecting them against claims resulting from caregivers' actions.
Reference and background-checked, they are also bonded and receive
regular company training.
Raised on a farm in his native Iowa, Fred graduated from the University
of Iowa, owned a small business and farmed. Eventually, he returned to
college and earned a master's degree in computer information systems from
Bellevue University in Nebraska, where he met his wife, Tatyana.
A native of the Ukraine, Tatyana is a naturalized U.S. citizen. She earned
a degree in human resources management from Bellevue University in
Omaha Nebraska. They have been married for 10 years.
Call Fred and Tatyana at 813-649-8191 to find out how they can help you
or a loved one who needs help at home or in facility.
WINDOW CLEANER WILL WOW YOU
S'I 'm not just going to just wash your windows. I am going to make sure
that are they are spotless. And the area around them will be too. It's like
that with everything I do."
Whittle works across the area, but most days he is busy applying his fanatical
devotion to cleanliness to projects in Apollo Beach, Riverview and Sun City
Center. In addition to windows, he details vehicles and offers property-related
services that customers have requested. Evenings, he can be found at home,
thanking customers by e-mail.
Thriving on customer satisfaction, he points proudly to testimonials such
as one from a Sun City Center woman who didn't think he could satisfy her
because she was hard to please. When the job was done, she called to rave
and now recommends him to all of her friends.
Doug Whittle founded Sun View Window Cleaning nearly two years ago,
after a successful career in top management at manufacturing companies
in his native Maine. "I always wanted to own my own service business
and I apply what I learned about customer service, which was extremely
important in my earlier career, to my new venture. I love what I do," he
For astonishingly clean windows and excellent reliable service, contact
Doug Whittle at Sun View Window-and see a blue sky view. 813-641-3256
(Office), 813-944-8478 (cell) or visit www.sunviewwindowcleaning.com.
STORAGE FACILITY GIVES DISCOUNT
TO DRYWALL VICTIMS
50 percent storage discount for Chinese drywall victims, holiday
toys and treats for distribution by local charities and support for the
A sunshine Kids Foundation are part of the commitment to commu-
nity involvement at Call EZ Storage in Wimauma, where you'll feel like a
member of the family, according to one customer.
Owner Dave Callender--who operates the mom and pop storage facility with
his wife, office manager Dottie Lee Daniels--founded it 1999. Also a U-Haul
rental dealer, Call EZ is noted for doing what it takes to meet a customer's
needs. "They were extremely helpful, and went above and beyond the call of
duty," one customer testified.
While other facilities have opened since 1999, Call EZ continues to invest in
the community, expanding to provide customers a wide range of services and
facilities at a convenient location--four doors East of Walmart on Route 674.
"As a resource for people in the midst of lifestyle changes," commented
Dottie Lee, it seemed logical to help those who had to move out while Chinese
drywall was removed from their houses. We thought a generous discount on
storage was a way we could do it, "
People also use Call EZ to keep their possessions safe while the process of
moving into or out of the area unfolds, or to make room for visitors. We have
units at reasonable rates and on flexible terms," Dottie Lee observed.
Ranging from 5' x 5' to 20' x 20' with or without climate control, units can
be rented by the day or month. Call EZ offers boxes and packing supplies. In
addition, the facility offers outside storage and is a busy U-Haul dealership.
For the answer to your storage needs, Call EZ Storage, four doors east of
Walmart on Rte. 674. 813-634-4851
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To the women who bought the
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310 GARAGE /YARD SALE
Century 21 Beggins Enterprises
Easter Seals Bazaar
Garage Sale CarWash Book/DVD
Exchange Bake Sale BBQ Raffle
Fun Family Food
Apollo Beach Century 21 Beggins Office
6542 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Apollo Beach
sale; area rugs, furniture,
window treatments & more up
to 70% plus off. 310 First Street
NE 813- 641-8844. Monday thru
Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-
1pm. Cash or checks only.
Almost New Thrift Store. 10008
Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off
US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,)
Wednesday thru Saturday, 9am-
3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc.
Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton.
813-671-0036 to donate
United Methodist Drive-in thrift
shop. Opened Wednesday, Thurs-
day, Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm.
5601 16th Ave., East (Canal Rd)
"Above the Rest"
between WinnDixie & CVS. 139
S. Pebble Beach Blvd., SCC. Now
taking consignments: Cars, trucks,
golf carts, bicycles. Must see
beautiful furniture & more 813-
NOW OPEN Wednesday,
Friday & Saturday
9 a.m. Noon
Buy 1, Get 1 FREE
1424 E. College Ave. Ruskin
Ministry ofCalvary Lutheran Church
310 GARAGE/YARD SALE
Let us get done in one day what it
takes the others guys a week to do.
We will pack-up and pick-up one room
or the entire house for a QUICK,
CALL BUTTERFIELD'S AUCTIONS
Butterfield Auctions AB2706/AU3549
Yard sale. Friday & Saturday, 8am-
noon. 1615 Council Dr., SCC. Tons
of fabric, tools, misc. household. To
much too mention
Furniture (2) dyers, electric /pro-
pane, Silpada jewelry. Philiosphy
skin care, clothing. Bargains. Col-
lege Chase, 1117 Windton Oak Dr.,
Ruskin. Oct. 2, 8am-1 pm.
Clothes, men's, women's & boys,
toys, child's table & chair, collect-
ibles, furniture, books & much more.
Oct. 1 & 2, 8am-2pm. 702 2nd Ave.,
Saturday, Oct. 2, 8am-1pm. 301
Stroll Lane, SCC. 813-760-5612.
Collections: model cars, Barbie
dolls, Doubloons, milk glass hob-
nails, 1876 Avon Ruby Red, antique
sheet music, cookbooks, stamps,
Beanie Bears, & household items.
312 ESTATE SALES
Dealer in Gold & Silver Coins
Domestic & Foreign
14x or more
on SILVER COINS
(depending on market)
Callforprivate consultation or appointment
All transactions are strictly confidential
(813) 634-3816. cell (813) 503-4189
S "Your local dealer for over 20years"
Your home will be staged for
best results. Working in
Sun City Center for 23 years.
Please feel free to call about
the sale or its contents.
312 ESTATE SALES
New & Gently Used Furniture
BUY & SELL
Daily Trips to SCC
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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6819 U.S. 301 S., Riverview
Model Home & Consigned Furniture
Apollo Beach Shopping Center
6024 U.S. Hwy. 41 N. Apollo Beach
(next to Westsbore Piza)
Closed Tues., Wed. & Sunday
Twin beds, box springs & mat-
tresses, night stand, mattress pads,
sheets, blankets, quilts & pillow
shams. Used very little. Asking $475
or best offer. 1-603-321-1148
For sale. Twin beds, night stand,
small table (2) benches & (2) lamps,
All for $250. 813-633-1617
Digital ensemble electronics Tech-
nics piano, excellent condition.
Keyboard percussion, multiple
sound variations. Cost $3,500 ask-
ing $1,000 obo. 813-633-2274
360 GOLF CARTS
Golf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade.
Chargers, parts all related. Ronny's
Carts & Parts. 813-645-4515 or
390 MISC. FOR SALE
Stainless ice cream pushcart $100.
6 burner gas stove w/ oven. Con-
vection ovens, cotton candy ma-
chines, ice maker. Assort restaurant
equipment. Make offer or trade for
hunting equipment. Retired. 813-
Sign Shop /Talkin' Tee's,
Golf cart lettering, graphic, mag-
nets, banners, bumper stickers,
custom license/ address plates,
T-shirt transfers. www.ruskinsign-
425 SLIPS OR STORAGE
South Bay RV & Boat Storage. Spe-
cializing in outside storage for RVs,
boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 www.
425 SLIPS & STORAGE
Ramey's Business Park
RV & boat storage & heavy equip-
ment. 1/4 mile from Williams Park
boat ramp. 813-410-9607 or 813-
89' Buick Reatta collectible, 90k,
glass cock pit, sun roof, all original,
needs TLC. Asking $3,000 obo.
813-493-2309 or 813-493-9559
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WATERFRONT HOME! BEAUTIFUL CALMING WATER VIEW, easy access to the
bay 3BR/2BA with boat dock, storage, nice fruit trees and fireplace. Well maintained.
Owner very motivated. Bring all offers!! $210,000 CALL KATHY JACOBSON
PRICE REDUCED!! OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!!! A great opportunity to own
a 2BR/2BA manufactured home for $45,000! This home features 2 screened porches,
a fenced yard and fruit trees!! Plenty of room to park your boat and only minutes away
from the boat ramp at Wildcat Creek Park. Call today to see this nicely maintained
home CALL CATHY GRIGGS 391-8653
KINGS POINT CONDO FOR RENT nicely furnished 2BR/2BA Stuart model
available for only $675.00 per month. Don't delay -- call today!! CALL CATHY
RUSKIN GREAT 3BR/2BA POOL HOUSE ON 2 LOTS: repainted, new carpet in BR,
tiles in living areas, large screen porch and deck overlooking pool and backyard,
2-car-garage. Home sits on 1 lot, 2nd lot nicely landscaped and fenced. $154,900.
CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
FABULOUS BAYFRONT CONDO, ELEGANTLY FURNISHED: 2BR/2BA, immacu-
late condition, inside utility, large balcony facing Tampa Bay & St. Pete, covered
parking. Amenities include pools, fishing pier, restaurants & tennis courts. $195,000.
Looking for offers. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
CHARMING FLA CRACKER HOUSE ON BEAUTIFUL CORNER LOT: 2BR/1.5BA,
enclosed Fla-Rm, inside utility-rm, double carport, shady trees. Newer roof, county
water & sewer. $58,000. Looking for an offer. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
COMMERCIAL CORNER LOT: 1/2 acre cleared, conveniently located a block from
Hwy, close to businesses and Post-Office, zoning CN. $99,000. Possible owners
financing. CALL CLAIRE TORT 363-7250
COMMERCIAL RIVERFRONT AT ITS BEST! Formerly bait shop and just waiting for
you to reopen. Only permitted gas tank on the river, lots of structures on property With
some TLC, could be a perfect spot for your own business. 300 ft. road frontage and
river. Docks on deep water. How about a biker's bar or a place for snowbirds to gather
for breakfast before going fishing!! CALL KAY PYE 361-3672 or ROXANNE WEST-
BROOK 748-2201 $799,900
COMMERCIAL ZONING IS FEATURED ON THIS PRIME PROPERTY ON HWY 674.
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acres of land adjacent to new site. $799,900 CALL KAY PYE 361-3672
HUGE PRIVATE LOT! 3BR/2BA on over 1/3 acre lot in non-deed restricted commu-
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CALL ROXANNE WESTBROOK 748-2201 or KAY PYE 361-3672
RUSKIN RENTAL! 3BR/2BA single family home with a 2-car garage. Brand new home
with nice split floor plan. Granite countertops and ceramic tile throughout. $950.00 per
month with one year lease and approved application. CALL ROXANNE WEST-
SECLUDED SURPRISE. Winding tree-lined lane leads to beautiful riverfront home on
lushly landscaped acreage. 4BR/2.5BA with outstanding remodeled kitchen and
baths, formal living and dining rooms, Florida room, screened porch. Pool, dock, 2-car
garage. Only $439,000 JUDY ERICKSON 468-0288
HEAR, SMELL, SEE wonderful Tampa Bay. Motivated sellers of 2BR/2BA bayfront
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life, St. Pete, sunsets, waves. Call for showings. $174,900 to $189,000. JUDY ERICK-
CUTE AND QUAINT 3BR home on corner lot. Recently remodeled, a few finishing
touches and it could be your dream home. 3BR/2BA 2-car side entry garage, fenced
backyard, grandfather oak tree and more. Asking $90,000. Call for your private
showing today JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540.
TEN ACRES m.o.l. of beautiful grandfather oaks, great place for development or for
that dream home. You must see to appreciate. Asking $550,000. JO ELLEN MOBLEY
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THE SHOPPER 11 B
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
Ruskin, Florida 33570
12B THE SHOPPER
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
*Valenda Lakes 2/2 + den
3/2 Waterfront MH w/dock
Cypress Creek/Ventana 3/2 w/fish
pond & 10K walk-in tub $174,000
*Bimini Bay 3/3 $199,000
10 Acres on 672 $225,000
359 Acres,SeminoleTrl. $110,000
*Commercial Lot,Shell Pt $89,000
AFFORDABLE DOUBLEWIDE, NICE
CONDITION: 2BR/2BA, inside utility room,
carport, and great shed/workshop. Large
lot with 2 driveways and extra parking for
your boat or truck. Reduced to $55,900.
VERY NICE AND CLEAN 3BR/1BA
concrete block house on large fenced lot.
New CHA, new plumbing & sewer, freshly
painted interior, utility room, carport, large
shed in back. $58,500.
GREAT LOCATION: Cute 2BR/1BA
house just a block from river. Carport,
newer metal roof, storage shed. $65,000.
JUST LISTED! Commercial comer lot,
half acre, cleared and conveniently located
close to businesses and post office.
Offered at $99,000.
511 HOUSES FOR SALE
2BR2BA (split bedrooms), side entrygarage, vaulted
ceilings, over 2000 sq. ft., familyroom and 37x12
SCC Worthington 3BR/2BA, 2,500 sq.ft., solar
heated spa, new flooring, caged patio........ $249,000
2BR/2BA, near clubhouse, furnished..... $600/month
2BR/2BA on Gloucester, furnished..........$700/month
3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, pet area in KP. Can be
rented furnished or unfurnished..............$900/month
515 VILLAS FOR SALE
Sun City Condo
Kings Point, gated 55+ commu-
nity, 2br/2ba, 1,200sf., carport, like
new, many amenities. $39,900,
terms. Vacant move now! 813-
560 M.H. ON LOTS
Mobile home for sale Eastwood
Mobile Home Park, Gibsonton. Call
565 M.H. IN PARKS
12x56, 2 bedroom 1 bath in 55+
park, 10x20 lanai & 12x12 shed,
roof over, carport, central air /heat,
furnished + washer/ dryer. $9,000.
2br/2ba modular home. Lots of
privacy on corner wooded lot. 55+.
Original price $32,900 reduced
must sell. $22.500. 941-809-1249
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630 M.H. RENTALS
610 WATERFRONT RENTALS
The Dolphin House, Apollo Beach,
efficiency apartments on water.
Boat docking /fishing. Pool, laundry.
$185 weekly, $185 deposit. No pets.
611 HOUSES FOR RENT
Ruskin, quaint 3br/2ba home with
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Security deposit & references re-
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SCC. 2br/2ba, 55+ community,
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SCC. Spectacular waterfront view.
2br/2ba/2cg, split plan, 2 master
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floor plan, 1,600 sf, tile roof, $900
monthly, golf cart included. 813-
2br with carport/laundry room,
with lawn care, water, sewer, trash
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S & R Properties
3, 2 & 1 bedrooms. No pets.
Ruskin, Gibsonton area. RV lots
available 813-310-1888 or 813-
612 APTS. FOR RENT
lbr/lba, unfurnished, non smok-
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$385 monthly, $385 deposit. Info.
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For rent: Efficiency apartments.
Weekly rates, utilities furnished
813-677-8789, 813-601-1542 or
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1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, furnished,
Covered parking. $700 monthly
cable, water & amenities included.
Kings Point, 2br/2ba, Stuart model.
Enclosed Florida room. All new
HW heater, water softener, attic
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lease. First, last, security $850.
Furnished, 2br/lba, washer, dryer,
enclosed lanai. 55+, not pets. $750
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S619 VILLAS FOR RENT
Kings Point 55+, 2br/2ba, newly
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/dryer /lanai. Within walk to main
Clubhouse. Lease plus utilities. Call
S813-677-7512, leave message.
620 ROOMS FOR RENT
Wimauma, want to live in a country
Setting that's clean & quiet. No al-
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furnished room includes all utilities
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621 PLACES TO SHARE
Single female, 50, looking to share
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female. $500 monthly, split utili-
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600+ sf commercial office space.
Great rate. Highly visible at corner
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646 WAREHOUSE SPACE
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Jayne's Cleaning Service
First class house cleaning at
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Call today, have a clean house
1st St SW.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
Home cleaning, yard mainte-
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Bonded & insured. Call 813- 713-
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710 LAWN CARE
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714 TREE REMOVAL
& Landscaping. Sales: trimming,
removals, popcorn curbing, stump
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715 FILL DIRT/HAULING
Backhoe & Tractor Service.
Culvert sets, driveways, shell,
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Dozer & loader work, driveway &
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14B OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER
BUSINESS & TRADE DIRECTORY
HEATING & REFRIGERATION
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John R. Bowman, Jr., Owner
29 YEARS EXPERIENCEs N OHIO
NOW SERVING FLORIDA
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2100 Orient Road Tampa, FL. 33619
Fax: (813) 628-8739
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25+ Years Experience
Proudly Serving: Sun City Center
Ruskin Apollo Beach Riverview
and surrounding areas
Member SCC Chamber of Commerce
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SERVING SINCE 1973
Ruskin Sun City Center Kings
Point Apollo Beach Riverview
"ALL MY CUSTOMERS ARE DRY
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P.O. Box 551 Ruskin, FL 33570
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Mary Ann Wilhelm
AHOEDER 802 4th St S.W.
gjalI (Off College Ave. West)
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145 21st ST. N.W. RUSKIN
for positive people.
R&D Septic Inc.
Complete Septic System
WINDOW CLEANING, INC.
Registered at Kings Point
SCC Community Association
Apollo Beach Chamber
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
OBSERVER NEWS RIVERVIEW CURRENT SCC OBSERVER 15B
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If you are purchasing a new air conditioning system that qualifies for
the Florida Energy Rebate make sure the company you choose is going
to take care of the required load calculations and testing of your duct
system. Many AC companies are leaving it up to the customer to pay
for the required tests. This is a cost of $300-$500 per test, if it fails the
first time another full price test will be required. At Apollo Beach Air the
required load calculation and duct test is included with the purchase
of your qualifying air conditioning system. You may still need to pay a
rater to certify your duct system as required by the state but they will
already have been tested and you'll know that they will pass before
incurring that expense.
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CAC1813763 Offer expires 11/30/2010. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. 2010 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses.
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