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Country-music singer Jason Michael Carroll will perform at the event.SOUTH SHORE MUsSIC FEsSTIVAL PHOTO www.ObserverNews.netMarch 20, 2014 Volume 58 Number 9THE OBSERVER NEWSPRST STDPAIDRUSKIN, FLORIDA 33570 PERMIT NO. 8 1629 Sun City Center Plaza(near SCC Post Ofce)813-633-7116Golf cart accessible Family Owned & Operatedwww.JohnMooreFloorCovering.comSCCs oldest and most trusted ooring dealer MEMBER WEST FLORIDA Visit our HUGE showroom for the New Styles & Fashions CARDS Start your Spring Cleaning with a Beautiful New Floor from John Moore Flooring Interest-Free Financing PENNY fFLETCHER PHOTOThe Sun City Center Quilters and Sewers dont just need blankets and quilts for the children at A Kids Place shelter. They could use toiletries, hair products, suitcases and other help as well.Quilters make kids in residential facility feel more like theyre homeBy %  PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.netIts bad enough to be packed up in the middle of the night and taken away from home often in a police car with nothing but the clothes on your back, but that happens to children a lot more than most people realize.When the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office gets a report of abuse or neglect, or perhaps deputies find children at a crime scene, or left alone unsupervised in a house or outdoors, the children are often taken to temporary shelters while it is decided whether the parents will lose custody.One such shelter is A Kids Place in Brandon. According to Mary Berg, resource coordinator at A Kids Place, many children arrive with a garbage bag containing a few belongings.Continued on page 11f Dr. Hal Ott has just returned from another trip to Haiti. Read about his new perspective on the current state of this resilient island and its people on page 2. South Shore Music Festival to benefit wounded veteransBy%  KeEVInN BrRADyY kevin@observernews.netRiverview will be rocking for a good cause May 3 when the South Shore Music Festival takes to the stage to benefit a wounded area veteran. The concert at the International Independent Showmens club features country music singer Jason Michael Carroll, Tampas own Soul Circus Cowboys, and Gwen Sebastian, a breakout star from The Voice. Local talent will also take the stage. The festival is the brainchild of South Shore businessmen Mike Self of S&S Tacos/Pizza & Stuff; James Pulkowski, CPA; and Eros Dahl of Riverview Mortgage. All three wanted to showcase musical talent while providing a benefit concert for a local cause. Self first came up with the idea of a country music festival in 2010. The event showcasing local musical talent was part of his successful campaign for honorary mayor of Riverview that year. So when Eros approached me late last year and asked me if we would be interested in doing another music festival for disabled veterans in our area, it seemed like a great idea, Self said. While the 2010 festival, with seven local acts, drew 200 attendees, organizers are hoping the combination of nationally known artists and local acts will draw up to 1,000 fans this year, translating, perhaps, into $10,000 for an injured local veteran. Ticket prices start at $15 for general admission, $10 for retired military personnel; $35 tickets will include an opportunity to meet with the performers. Active military personnel will be admitted free. Tickets for the event are available online at the festival website, www. Anyone looking for a good day out while helping a great cause is going to get a good day of entertainment, Self said. Going beyond a simple check presentation at the festival, organizers will assist at least one injured local veteran and his or her family by helping remodel their home to increase its accessibility. Depending on the amount raised, more than one veteran may benefit from the concert. A former Marine, Dahl knows there are many charities out there that need help, but this one is especially near and dear to my heart. These are the men and women who fight for our freedom. Anyone from the area can nominate a disabled veteran for MIKE SELFContinued on page 17f Continued on page 5f It is insidious Evidence piles up that hearing loss is far more than simply being hard of hearing. MITCHITCH TRAPHA TRAPHAGENEN PHOTOPHOTOChris and Don Guiley of A+ Hearing Center in Sun City Center. Don has become a specialist on the growing mountain of evidence tying hearing loss to dementia and other significant health problems. By %  MItchTCH TrRAphPHAGenEN mitch@observernews.netDon Guiley was once asked to consult at a geriatric facility for a man who was believed suffering from dementia. Guiley, the owner of A+ Hearing Center in Sun City Center, saw the man sitting alone and could see the isolation etched on his face. What he found, however, was that the man suffered from a severe hearing loss. Although he is not a medical doctor, Guiley didnt feel the man suffered from dementia at all. The man couldnt communicate with the world simply because he couldnt hear. That man was fortunate in many respects. One was that Guiley discovered his hearing loss, and another was that he didnt have dementia as a result of his hearing loss. In something that should be a concern for everyone from teenagers to octogenarians, studies are revealing that hearing loss and dementia have a distinct relationship. With hearing loss seemingly on the increase, even among young people, that does not portend well for the advancing years of millions of people. But hearing loss carries a price with it that can come long before dementia may even set in.


2 MARCH 20, 2014 Public Meeting The Hillsborough County Development Services Department has scheduled a public meeting on March 24 to receive community input on a proposed Land Development Code text admendment for neighborhood areas in Ruskin. The purpose of this admendment is to update the Land Development Code to implement the vision, goals, and strategies of the Ruskin Community Plan by codifying guidelines for residential development in Community Plan as a land development regulation. Development Services staff will be at the meeting to answer questions.Ruskin Land Development Code Amendment DATE: Monday, March 24 TIME: 6:30 p.m. PLACE: SouthShore Regional Library 15816 Beth Shields Way All meeting facilities are ADA compliant. Any additional necessary accommodations will be provided with a 48-hour notice. For assistance and further information, call Steve Valdez, Citizen Engagement Manager, 813-272-5275. (TTY: 813-301-7173) Para informacin, llamar al 813-272-5275. Slug: Ruskin LDC Public Meeting 3 col. x 4 inches Tampa Tribune, The Observer News: Thursday, 3/20/14 Legal Ad: NO Charge to: Hillsborough County Communications Department Account # For H.C. Internal Use: 0051.120211.341940.5150 PIO: Andrea Roshaven, 307-8380 Project Manager: Catherine Hartley, 272-5705 Haiti Revisited, 2014 By %  HAL OTTLove. Hope. Determination. Pride. Extreme Poverty. Progress. Resilience. These are but a few of the words that come to mind after my most recent visit to Haiti. I have been witnessing the ups and downs of the people of Haiti since my first visit to the country in April 2000. These people have suffered from corrupt governments and endured some of the most horrific natural disasters ever since they became free from slavery in 1804. A gentleman in his sixties who moved to Port au Prince from a comfortable lifestyle in Canada told me once that Haiti was a land of failed good intentions. He explained that most of the aid going to Haiti was from churches and service organizations from the United States and around the world. People with the most loving and giving hearts bringing clothes, love, food, candy, beads and a labor force to build new churches, church schools and to feed countless starving children and adults. For many years I was one of those Good Samaritans. And perhaps there is a need to fill a gap, to build hope and to provide food and a sense of belonging to something. Certainly, there was an urgent need to give them a leg up after the recent natural disasters. But Jack Wall, the Canadian, and his wife, and now his daughter, taught me what Haitians really want. They do not want a handout. They do not want someone else coming to their country to tell them how to live and what to do or what to believe. For, in doing so, we help to create a country of beggars with poor self-esteem and a lack of dignity and self-respect. The future of Haiti must be rooted in its peoples desire to be responsible, productive, participatory citizens. The rebuilding of their country must be in the hands of the Haitian people. Begin with what they have. Build on what they know. Work with them in their planning for a sustainable future. In my nearly 14 years of witnessing the changes in Haiti, this trip was the first time that I have seen real change. I believe President Michel Martelly and his government have truly accomplished more to empower the people and to help Haitians to help themselves than in any other time in the past. New roads, bridges, sanitation, health care, foreign investment, jobs, a safer environment policed by the Haitian police all are but a few of the advancements I noticed. There is a rebuilding of the country from the bottom up and from the top down. This was the first time that I entered the country that the smell of burnt charcoal did not permeate the air. Reforestry projects are increasing. Small rural farmers are getting small loans to practice sustainable agriculture. Haitians teaching Haitians and helping one another. I visited a hospital in the central mountainous village of Mirebal-An urban gardening project is teaching Haitians how to help themselves and their neighbors to grow their own food from seed. They use any container available from the back casing of an old television to an old tire. HAL OTT PHOTOSIn my nearly 14 years of witnessing the changes in Haiti, this trip was the first time that I have seen real change. Hal Ottf


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Just as I had been leaving the house, the phone rang and a friend needed some information quickly. I evidently had the keys in my hand and absentmindedly laid them down when I got the info from the computer and then returned the call. After the call, I attended to some other matters and then went out to my car. No keys. My mind was a blank and I could not for the life of me remember where I put them. They were by my computer. I had been on autopilot when I laid them down. Being on autopilot is what causes much of our problems. While on autopilot, we are not making conscious decisions and we trust our subconscious mind to make choices for us and run the ship. Is it any wonder that we are prone to run aground under those conditions? One of the biggest reasons that we shift to autopilot is stress. When under stress, we are prone to be thinking of too many things at once and doing justice to none of them. In my stress management class, I explain it with this analogy: Computers have the ability to process information in two or more ways, the primaries being background and foreground. Working on a problem with a computer, I can retain control of the keyboard and screen, actively typing away and seeing the results. At another level, the background level, the computer is busily processing material, and I may not even know it is doing it if I do not see the harddrive light flashing. But if I watch carefully, I may be able to see other symptoms of background activity. The primary of these symptoms is the lack of response to commands or, in the extreme, the stopping of foreground or my active use of the computer while it takes command and goes off to do its own thing. That happens when the job gets too large to allow both foreground and background activity. The same thing happens in the brain. 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Let our team help you!Call us! 813-633-73331653 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573 Serving South Shore for 30 years What they found was the people who had even a slight hearing loss, they had dementia at twice the rate of those who had no loss, Don Guiley said. As hearing loss worsened, so did the rate of dementia. According to Guiley, other studies have also suggested the same results. Hearing loss has long been tied to social isolation and problems leading to clinical depression, but now it is becoming clear that the consequences of simply not being able to hear well is physically measurable. The study Guiley was referring to was conducted by Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in conjunction with the National Institute on Aging. In results released only weeks ago, the study revealed that while the brain naturally shrinks with age, the shrinkage appears to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss. The report goes on to say that the findings add to the growing list of health consequences associated with hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falls, hospitalizations, and diminished physical and mental health overall. Lin is continuing the study to more accurately determine if the brain structural differences had occurred before or after hearing loss. Some of the results we wont know until 2020, Guiley said. He can recite the findings and statistics of that and other studies from memory. It is his mission and his passion to continually learn more. It is his business, and it is a highly personal business that has the ability to impact lives. He also suffers from hearing loss, but, of course, it has been corrected to the greatest degree possible with the latest in hearing aid technology. We know a person has a better quality of life if they can hear and understand conversation, Guiley said. There is a great deal of frustration in hearing loss. Its not like with your eyes. You know if something is there or not. With hearing, you cant know what you dont hear. It is so insidious. Guiley possesses a remarkable and intimate knowledge of the mechanics of hearing, speech and how hearing loss works and can impact lives. He can also explain the complexities in fairly simple terms. He has the ability to put things into context. You have to use more of your brainpower just to understand speech, he said of those who suffer from hearing loss. You are using brain capacity that could be used for other things, such as memory and self-awareness. It comes at a cost. And it is a cost that promises only to grow. Only 17 percent of the people that need hearing aids are wearing hearing aids, he said. The biggest deterrent for people is the cost. Even for people who can easily afford them, theyll think they are too noticeable to wear. No, you know what is noticeable? Their hearing loss. The people around you may notice that before you do because they are the ones that keep having to repeat themselves and occasionally get answers back to questions that they didnt ask. The loss is more noticeable than the hearing aids. Guiley knows hearing aids arent inexpensive, but he says that, with only his wife and himself running their business, they work hard to keep costs down and take every measure to ensure that the instruments are available as inexpensively as possible. He also hopes that someday hearing aids will be included in health-insurance plans. Guiley and his wife Chris are among the sponsors of an upcoming event at Sun Towers regarding hearing aids and hearing loops. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m. at 101 Trinity Lakes Drive in Sun City Center. Among the topics will be the features of modern hearing aids and how hearing loops can help those with hearing loss understand important conversations. The talk will be presented by Dr. Juliette Sterkens, an audiologist and national hearing-loop advocate. The talk is also co-sponsored by Sun Towers and the Hearing Loss Association of America, Sun City Center Chapter. Hearing loops, which allow voices to be transmitted directly into modern hearing aids, are slowly catching on in South Hillsborough, primarily in Sun City Center. Recently Publix began testing a loop at the stores pharmacy and in one checkout aisle. Some churches are beginning to install them. There are a lot of places in Europe that have hearing loops it has gotten really big over there, Guiley said. Pharmacies and doctors offices, bank tellers, places where there is really important information that people need to understand. They have them built into the buildings itself. You could take a conference table and set it up with a loop system in it with a microphone on it. When people are talking at that table, the microphone would pick up the voices and transmit it to the hearing aids of the hearing-impaired person. Although they are starting to appear, adoption of hearing loops seems to be slower in the U.S. than in Europe. I think most businesses just dont know about it, Guiley said. The problem with hearing loss is that it is an invisible disability. Occasionally even the person who suffers from it isnt the first to know friends and family members often have to point it out. A lot of people think that when you have a hearing loss, everything gets quiet, but thats not the way it works, Guiley said. People start losing high frequencies; you may still hear the sound, but the brain will filter it out as noise. Places with echoes and lots of background noise are virtually impossible for those suffering from hearing impairment, including those who wear hearing instruments. In my case, as a severely hearing-impaired person, even attending my local church became an exercise in frustration. Without a built-in hearing loop, the echoes inside the sanctuary allowed perhaps only one of every 20 words to be understood. My hightechnology hearing aids allowed me to hear the sound, but nothing could be done to make that sound understandable. Its kind of like if you have a newspaper, but dont have enough light, you have to focus and concentrate on each word, Guiley said. When you finally get to the end of the sentence, you have lost the meaning of the sentence. Hearing loss is much the same thing. People can often hear but they dont understand. When a person has a hearing loss, they have to concentrate so hard on hearing each word. It causes cognitive overload. There are people who go out to a restaurant, and they may spend the whole night not having a meaningful conversation. That can lead to isolation and depression. They can see what is happening to them, and they get angry, they go into seclusion. We are social ani-MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTO Don Guiley in his Sun City Center office, explaining the intricate process of hearing. There is much that can go wrong, but those trained and specialized in hearing loss are increasingly able to help those who suffer hearing loss. Hearing lossf f


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And, crucially for those in flood-prone areas wanting to sell their homes, the bill will let them pass on federally subsidized below-market insurance rates to potential buyers. I am glad the rates are being rolled back, said Tricia Argabrite, a local Realtor who has sold homes all over South County and the Bay area. We definitely saw a lot of people backing away from homes that were in flood zones, and that was one of the first questions we were getting from buyers: Is the house in a flood zone? A different type of buyer, flush with cash and ready to risk buying a home without insurance, also started to appear in the market after rates in flood-prone areas skyrocketed for some homeowners, said Argabrite, an agent with the Argabrite Group. We might be looking at a $350,000 house, and I would mention that the current owner was selling because their [floodinsurance] rate was going up to $8,500 a year, she said. But, depending on the buyer, a traditional buyer would have to back away from the home because they could not get the financing. It reduced the amount of house they could afford. Others looking at homes selling between $300,000 and $400,000, told Argrabrite they would just pay cash for the house and not have flood insurance. She said, If something happened, they said they would take care of it themselves. The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 mobilized a national backlash against the new rate increases, as much as 600 percent in some cases, casting a chill over coastal real estate markets from New York to Florida. Some homeowners were left with monthly flood-insurance rates higher than their mortgage payments. Those kinds of increases had phones ringing off the hook in Washington, D.C., with irate voters demanding action. Al Demellier, a South County agent with Century 21 Beggins Enterprises, knows the skyrocketing rates were hurting the market. It was upsetting the economy and just hammering the property owners, he said. Many were unable to sell their homes because their rates were grandfathered in, but they could not pass on those rates to new buyers. Some people were going from paying $1,200 a year for flood insurance to the new owner having to pay $18,000 a year. It had a profound effect. Waterfront communities from New Jersey to Louisiana have enjoyed subsidized flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program since the 1960s. Of the NFIPs 5.6 million policyholders, 1.1 million are subsidized, according to the Federal Emergency Management Board, or FEMA. Florida is the programs largest customer, with 2 million policies. However, with the NFIP $24 billion in the red after losses from Hurricane Katrina and other devastating floods, Congress passed the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 in an attempt to restore solvency to the program with insurance rates more reflective of the risk of living on or near the water. I understand the federal government may need to address some issues, Argabrite said, but you just cant increase rates like that and not expect any repercussions. Argabrite said the new law will help more traditionally financed buyers in the marketplace. For a while, she said, we had people backing away from homes in flood zones because they were fearful of those rates going up drastically and keep going up. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat whose waterfront district includes Riverview, Apollo Beach and Ruskin as well as Tampa and the southern tip of St. Petersburg, has been lobbying her House colleagues for months on the issue. Families who were facing massive flood-insurance premium increases now can breathe easier, she said. The measure would cap f


8 MARCH 20, 2014 ENJOY A COMPLIMENTARY DENTAL IMPLANT and PERIODONTAL EXAM Web: | Email: Annettes Beauty SalonStop by and see Tara for your Nails & Skin CareMarch Special FREE Manicure with PedicureFULL SERVICE SALON for Men & WomenCorner Hwy. 301 & S.R. 674, Suite #201 Village Plaza (on the corner next to BOGGS Jewelers)Golf Cart Accessible Tuesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.634-5422Miriam AnnetteNow carrying DERMALOGICA SKIN CARE PRODUCTS FACIALS All American products For a long time I have wanted to volunteer in a way that not only helps the community but helps me learn more about Sun City Center. Last week I got my chance. I finished my training and donned the white shirt and badge of the Security Patrol. Last Friday, early in the morning, I cranked up patrol vehicle No. 64, did my radio check and started my shift. It was dark only for about 30 minutes, but I was amazed at how many people were out walking, jogging and exercising their dogs before the sun comes up. It was quiet and peaceful but very active I drove through the shopping plaza and watched the newspaper deliveries. I noticed the coffee klatches gather with their regular buddies. Sandhill cranes strutted in the mist rising from the golf courses. Soon the sky turned a faint coral color that reflected in the various ponds and lakes on my route. Traveling only 20 miles per hour so I could watch out for anything suspicious, I was surprised how long it took me to patrol the north side of town before heading down to Renaissance and over to St. Andrews. The veterans on the Patrol did a great job of training us on what to look for, and what is pretty routine. They taught us how to handle various situations, when to call in for assistance and what we are allowed to do for residents who need assistance. We were given driving training and assigned to a team. Knowing this had to be on my own time and knowing how Husband isnt fond of my working in the evenings, I chose an early morning shift. Ive lived in this area for 12 years, but now I was on streets Id never heard of before and saw residential communities I didnt even know existed. Every half hour, Id check in with the dispatcher to let her know my location. I was told we could take breaks, but my two hours went by so quickly, I didnt need one. Again, I patrolled through the various business areas, noticing shops and offices and smiling as I realized just how many of them are active Chamber members. I circled most of the banks and church parking lots, even going behind the plaza to see what was going on out back there. Back out into the neighborhoods, more and more people were out for their morning walk, almost all of them waving at me in the patrol car. It was wonderful to feel so welcomed. The Patrol needs more people like me, so if you think you might be interested in taking a couple of hours here and there to be the eyes and ears of Sun City Center, give them a call at 813-642-2020 and ask to ride along sometime. For me, it was a wonderful way to start my morning, and Im going to be looking forward to my shifts. So if you see Car 64 early on a Friday morning, wave at me and Ill wave back!By DANA DITTMARExecutive Director SCC Chamber of Commerce You, me and business: Car 64, where are you? Penny Smith, left, of H&R Block, presents a laptop computer to Robin Roberts, president of Critter Mama Rescue.H&RR Block in AApollo Beach donates laptop to Critter MMama RRescuePenny Smith, business consultant and co-owner of H&R Block in Apollo Beach, recently presented a Sony Vaio laptop computer to Robin Roberts, president of Critter Mama Rescue. The Florida nonprofit dog rescue needed a simpler way for its accounting volunteers to do work from home. The laptop came completely loaded with QuickBooks and other business software. Whenever we put out a call for resources, donations come in quickly from local small businesses in this close-knit community, said Roberts. Were truly blessed to have the support of H&R Block. Critter Mama Rescue is a local charity working with owner-relinquished, abandoned and small stray dogs in Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center and Wimauma. For more information on adopting a dog or to donate, call 813-507-0509.


MARCH 20, 2014 9 Attention Homeowners: Michael Hollander, owner of WeatherTite Windows, announced a great savings plan. His $0 down program, along with reduced pricing, is great for homeowners who are in need of replacement windows and doors. All the homeowners who respond within two weeks from the date on this notice and purchase are eligible to make this purchase with no money down and have a interest, no payment program. Mr. Hollander emphasized the program is effective immediately and he will be able to arrange low monthly payments to suit the budgetary needs of every home. This amazing program allows you to purchase windows now and pay later, while taking advantage of the no cost now program. This very special program in Florida. WeatherTite Windows and Doors come with 7 great warranties, meet stringent codes for hurricanes and provide year round energy savings for your home. only, new clients who purchase WeatherTite Windows will get Get 1 FREE, PLUS receive a minimum purchase. 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Get Ready For Summer $2,700on a new Carrier system* Rebates paid only on qualifying products and systems rebates ranging from $0-$1,300, based on system purchased. Bonus $1,000 rebate on a qualifying Greenspeed system. Expires on 5/31/2014. WAC. Save up to $400 with local utility rebates. Rebates subject to change. See dealer for complete details. $25 offa Service CallMust present coupon at time of service. $200 repair minimum required. Not applicable towards maintenance. See dealer for complete details. Exp. 5/31/14 $ 2,700 GET READY FOR SUMMER SALES EVENT Bob Cochell President Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any proven strategies to preventing dementia? My 80-yearold mother has Alzheimers, which has me wondering if there is anything I can do to protect myself. Concerned at 53 Dear Concerned, While theres currently no cure for Alzheimers disease, new research indicates that there are a number of healthy lifestyle strategies that can help most people reduce the risk of getting it. According to the Alzheimers Association, the key factors that increase the risk of getting Alzheimers are advanced age, family history and heredity; but research shows that our general health plays a factor, too. While we cant do much about our age, family or genes, we do have control over how we treat our body and brain. Some medical specialists even estimate that by following these healthy tips now in middle age, you can actually reduce your risk of developing Alzheimers by as much as 50 percent, or at least delay its onset by a few years. Here are the recommended strategies. Manage health problems: Studies have consistently shown that Alzheimers disease is closely related to conditions, like diabetes and heart disease. So if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes, you need to treat them with lifestyle changes and medication (if necessary) and get them under control. Left untreated, these diseases over time will cause damage to the vessels that feed blood to the brain, making them more vulnerable to damage, and increasing your risk of dementia. Exercise: Aerobic exercise increases blood flow to all parts of your body, including your brain, to keep the brain cells well nourished. So choose an aerobic activity you enjoy like walking, cycling, dancing, swimming, etc., that elevates your heart rate, and do it for at least 30 to 40 minutes three times a week. Eat healthy: A heart-healthy diet, like the Mediterranean diet, will also help protect the brain. A Mediterranean diet includes relatively little red meat and emphasizes whole grains, fruits and vegetables, fish and shellfish, and nuts, olive oil and other healthy fats. Also keep processed foods and sweets to a minimum. Sleep well: Quality, restful sleep contributes to brain health, too. Typically, adults should get between seven and nine hours of sleep daily. If you have persistent problems sleeping, you need to identify and address the problem. Medications, late-night exercise and alcohol can interfere with sleep quality and length, as can arthritis pain, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. If you need help, make an appointment with a sleep specialist (see who will probably recommend an overnight diagnostic sleep test. Challenge your brain: Research shows that mind-challenging activities can help improve memory, slow age-related mental decline and even build a stronger brain. But be aware that mind-challenging activities consist of things you arent accustomed to doing. In other words, crossword puzzles arent enough to challenge your brain if youre already a regular puzzledoer. Instead, you need to pick up a new skill like learning to dance, play a musical instrument, study a new language or do math problems something thats challenging and a little outside your comfort zone. Brain-training websites like and are excellent mind-exercising tools because they continually adapt to your skill level to keep you challenged. Socializing and interacting with other people is another important way to stimulate the brain. So make a point to reach out and stay connected to friends, family and neighbors. Join a club, take a class or even volunteer anything that enhances your social life. Reduce stress: Some stress is good for the brain, but too much can be toxic. Theres growing evidence that things like mindfulness meditation, yoga and tai chi are all good ways to help reduce stress. For more tips, call the National Institute on Aging at 800-222-2225 and order a free copy of their booklet Preventing Alzheimers Disease: What Do We Know? Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior. Health strategies for preventing Alzheimers Disease THE SAVVY SENIORBy Jim Miller HCC hosts open houses for prospective students of all agesHillsborough Community College will host open houses for prospective students, regardless of age. If youre thinking of taking courses, mark these dates on your calendar. Tuesday, April 8, 5 to 8 p.m. PEPC Building, 1206 N. Park Road, Plant City, FL 33563 Tour environmental science, advanced water treatment and other programs. Admissions, financial aid and career opportunity information available. Refreshments and giveaways. Email for details. Tues., April 15, 5 to 7 p.m. 551 24th Street, NE, Ruskin, FL 33570 (across from Lennard High School) Associate of arts/associate of science program information, campus tours, nursing lab demos and more. Financial aid and admissions materials available. Refreshments and giveaways. Email for details. Wednesday, April 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 10414 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33619 AA/AS programs, admissions and financial aid information. Refreshments and giveaways. Email for details.Mobility chairs on the agenda for Post-Polio support group The Post-Polio Support Group for Southern Hillsborough County will meet for lunch at noon on Thursday, March 20, at Dennys on State Road 674 in Sun City Center. This months speaker is Doug Dulin, from New Motion, who will discuss mobility chairs and cars. This support group meets the third Thursday of every month, from September through May, and everyone is welcome to attend. For reservations and more information, call Pam Vogelsang at 813642-8707.


10 MARCH 20, 2014 Rodan + Fields holds ribbon-cutting ceremonyHUThH AND BOOThH PhHOTOOn March 6, Jennifer King, an executive consultant for Rodan + Fields Dermatologists, invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a ribboncutting ceremony in celebration of her one-year anniversary. The ceremony took place immediately following the Chambers Thursday morning Taking Care of Business (relationship-building group) meeting with a large crowd in attendance. Jennifer said she is proud to represent Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. Their skincare products, designed by two of the most respected dermatologists in the country, have the reputation of delivering on what they promise, she said. Jennifer said she believes that using Rodan + Fields is as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist, without an appointment. For more information, call Jennifer at 813-645-7580 or visit www. HCC job fairs open to the public and studentsSeveral Hillsborough Community College campuses are hosting job fairs in April. This is a great opportunity to meet with a wide range of potential employers. These events are free and open to the public. If you plan to go, dress in interview attire and bring copies of your resume. HCC Brandon Campus Job Fair, Wednesday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. BADM Conference Center, 10414 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa. Email for more information. HCC Ybor City Campus Job Fair, Monday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ybor Room, 2112 N. 15th St., Tampa. Email for more information. HCC Dale Mabry Campus Job Fair, Tuesday, April 15, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dale Mabry Campus Gym, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa. Email for more information.Winthrop Fine Arts Festival is this weekendRiverviews Winthrop Town Centre hosts its 6th annual Winthop Fine Arts Festival this weekend, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free to the show, which features more than 50 fine art and craft exhibits, including displays from the Mishou Sanchea, the Tampa History Center, Ringling students and more. There will be live music and free activities for kids, including chalk art, childrens art and T-shirt-making. There will also be a community garden and a Rotary beer stand. Winthrop Town Centre is at the corner of Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road. For more information, visit Tampa Bay E.N.T. holds Riverview ribbon cuttinghHUThH AND bBOOThH PhHOTOOn March 7, Tampa Bay E.N.T. invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a multichamber ribbon cutting ceremony. The event was held to celebrate the grand opening of the practices Riverview location. Doctors and staff were on hand to welcome the crowd and provide tours of the new facility. Tampa Bay E.N.T. is pleased to have a presence in Riverview, and they are looking forward to welcoming new patients to their office as well as treating patients at the new St. Josephs Hospital South. Tampa Bay E.N.T. provides the full spectrum of care for patients of all ages for conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat, neck and face. Their surgeons provide diagnostic and therapeutic care both medical and surgical for neonates, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric adults. They pride themselves in providing superior care. For more information or to schedule a visit, call 813-443-0532. Tampa Bay E.N.T. is at 13015 Summerfield Square Drive, Riverview.You can also visit its website at of dissolutionThis notice serves to inform that East Bay High School Alumni Association, Inc. shall be dissolved effective April 26, 2014 and shall conduct no further business.More than 20 dragon boats will participate in the third annual MiraBay Dragon Boat Festival from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at MiraBay residential community. The Leviathans, MiraBays team, will compete against other paddling teams from around Florida. Each dragon boat team consists of 20 paddlers, rowing to the beat of the drummer at the front of the boat.Dragon boat races this weekendAdmission is free. Fresh market, food, drinks and commemorative Tshirts will be available for purchase. There will also be live music. Bring your chair and relax in the shaded spectator tent, where youll have a great seat for the action on the lagoon. MiraBay is on U.S. 41 in Apollo Beach. RUSKIN BrR ANCH LIbr BR Ar R Y Adult Computer Classes for the Technologically ChallengedManaging Media Thursday, March 20 at 3 p.m. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Internet: Malicious PC Software Friday, March 21 at 3 p.m. Learn about different types of malicious software, how they get on personal computers, how to remove them, and precautions to take when using the Internet. Word I: Introduction Tuesday, March 25 at 3 p.m. Learn to create, save, print, and edit documents. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are recommended. Word II: Font & Page Formatting Tuesday, March 25 at 3:45 p.m. Discover the basics of font formatting, changing font type, size and color and page setup, margins, paper orientation. Word I is recommended. South Hillsborough Elks Lodge #2672 Upcoming ActivitiesEvery Tuesday Jam Session 3 p.m. 5ish. No charge for Elks and their guests. Every Wednesday Best Spaghetti in Town $7, All You Can Eat, for Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Every Friday Seafood, Sandwiches, and a Chefs Special for Elks and their guests from 5 to 7 p.m. $8. Music by Bryan from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 24 Blue Plate Special for Elks and their guests, 5 p.m., $8. Menu: Pot roast with all the trimmings. No tickets sold after March 21. The South Hillsborough Elks Lodge is a clean, smoke-free environment that accepts all major credit and debit cards and is at 1630 U.S. Highwy 41 S. in Ruskin. Telephone: 813-645-2089. Riverview Branch Library Baby Time Thursday, March 20, 10:05 a.m. Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. For children up to 18 months and their caregivers. Toddler Time Thursday, March 20, 10:35 a.m. Stories, finger plays and songs make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. For children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers. ABCs and 123s of Yoga Thursday, March 20, 11 a.m. For children 2 to 5 and their parent/caregivers. Kids benefit from yoga too! In this program, Lucky Cat Yoga introduces yoga to toddlers with basic yoga postures. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Game Zone Thursday, March 20, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2:30 p.m. Get in the zone and join friends for gaming fun with games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros. and more. Tail Waggin Tutors Friday, March 21, 3:30 p.m.What do you get when you bring children, dogs and books together? You get happy, confident children who love to read! Children take turns reading to an adorable dog. Presented in partnership with Therapy Dogs International.Saturday Movie Matinee Saturday, March 22, 3 p.m. Children, all ages. Relax at the library and enjoy a movie with your family. Stay after the movie for a chance to win the DVD. Seating limit is 50. Register at the Reference Desk or call 813-273-3652. Yoga 101: Intro to Yoga for Adults Monday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. Yoga is an activity that can help heal the mind, body and soul. In this one-hour class, Erin Wheeler of Lucky Cat Yoga introduces adults to yoga. Participants will learn basic yoga postures and pranayama (yogic breathing). The class is moderately paced, allowing participants to leave with lots of energy. Participants should wear athletic or comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. Internet Searching Monday, March 24, 2 p.m. For adults. Learn how to use search engines, search terms and helpful tips to find and evaluate content on the Internet. Teen Anime Club Tuesday, March 25, 3 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12. Join other enthusiasts in screening and discussing the latest and greatest in the world of anime and manga. Story Time Wednesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. For children 3-5 and their caregivers.


MARCH 20, 2014 11 SOUTH TAMPA CARROLLWOOD BRANDON 254-4066 961-1362 413-8313 1510 South MacDill Ave. 14306 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 1920 W. Brandon Blvd.PAINTED SOLID SHUTTERS$1595sq. ft.InstalledANYTHING LESS CANT COMPARE IN QUALITY! Will not warp or crack! Scan to see more! Nobody OFFERS YOU MORE quality at this price!MORE{SELECTION DURABILITYthe ART ofWINDOW dressing Goodson Produce MarketC.R. 672 E. (3-1/3 miles east of 301) Balm, FL(813) 634-7790Closing for the Season Friday, March 21st Master Certified Technicians AT HOME AUTO CARE Family Owned & Operated Approved Auto Repair Center We participate in AAA Dollars Program (813) 645-0339 Owners: Lee & Julie Davis via MasterCard Reward Card after submission when you buy any set of four new BF Goodrich brand passenger or light truck tires.* Offer valid March 3-30, 2014. Reward Card eligibility is limited to tire purchases from participating dealers only. See redemption form for complete offer details. Offer expires 03/30/14. Void where prohibited. The Reward Card cannot be reloaded with additional funds, nor can it be used at an ATM. Reward Card expires 6 months after issuance. For complete terms, conditions and fees, see the Cardholder Agreement in your card package. Reward Cards are issued by U.S. Bank, pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Copyright 2014 MNA, Inc. All rights reserved.TURN UP THE AND THE SAVINGS TAKE CONTROL $2795OIL CHANGE*Up to 5 qts. 5W20 or 5W30 Motorcraft Oil, Filter, and 27-point inspection. Most cars LUBE, OIL & FILTER Angela Martino squares off the material that will be used for the top of a quilt. Mary Lou Bogdan, left, publicity chairwoman for the quilting group that meets as part of the Sun City Center Sew n Sews, and Jan Ring, who although she has no formal title is referred to as sweat shop goddess, show off a quilt that was made from a shower curtain that used to hang in a mountain cabin owned by the Rings. PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSSharon Kennedy teaches a new pattern to the group.Quilting for children in distressf One of our goals is never to let them leave like that, Berg said in an interview March 14. We want to give every one of them ly, this happens when we cannot find a family member or foster family that can keep siblings together. Keeping as much of the family as intact as possible is always a goal, she said. A Kids Place was one of the pet projects of the late county commissioner Dottie Berger MacKinnon, who was a tireless advocate for abused and neglected children. She founded A Kids Place five years ago, and also founded Friends of Joshua House Foundation and worked with the Childrens Home Society, the Guardian ad Litem program, and countless others. I was originally a volunteer here, said Berg, who also serves now as community liaison, visiting groups and speaking about A Kids Place. We have very little need for on-site volunteers, she said, because the kids are in programs and school most of the time. But we always need supplies. As Berg recalls, members of the Sun City Center Sew n Sews contacted her several years ago and asked if there was anything they could do to help. At the time, I said 60 quilts would be wonderful. We also needed baby bibs. A Kids Place is a 60-bed facility with five homes of 12 beds and a house parent in each. The children are housed by age, from infancy to 18 years old. Since their first load of quilts, the Sew n Sews have provided not only quilts and clothing but also toiletries, suitcases and other items they have collected in the Sewing Room of the main Sun City Center complex on Cherry Hills Drive. One group of quilters among the Sew n Sews has adopted A Kids Place as their project. Publicity chairwoman Mary Lou Bogdan and Jan Ring, referred to jokingly as the sweat shop goddess, say they will address others who want to know more about A Kids Place and its needs. Quilters liaison Pam Davis and volunteer Dee Kelly periodically take the things made and collected to Brandon and meet with Berg. Bed quilts, bedspreads and pajama bottoms that can be made with T-shirts are also now being made. We could sure use someone who has a long-arm quilter to help us, said Ring. She said she hopes a long-arm quilting machine can either be donated or loaned for use if the owner cant do the work. Davis said, My sister up in Michigan makes clothes and sends them to me, too. The group presently is also concentrating on making 60 bedspreads. Bedspreads make the room look more like home, Berg said. Donations of fabric, batting and other sewing and quilting materials are always welcome, and a box is kept in the Sewing Room to collect other donated items. Any stuffed animals must be new and have a tag to prove it, for health reasons. The group concentrating on A Kids Places current needs meets Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sewing Room. More information about A Kids Place may be found at www. or calling 813381-3839. something more if we can. The average shelter stay is 90 days, but some children are kept up to two years, she said. MainDeadline ReminderNews Releases .................Thursdays at 4 p.m. Display ads .......................Fridays at 11 a.m. Classified ads ......................Fridays at 4 p.m.Questions? Call: 813-645-3111 or visit


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The sale will take place along Cypress Village Boulevard, from Upper Creek Drive to 19th Avenue. Rain date is Saturday, April 5.Blood donation scores dinner and a movieFrom 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, two nearby Boston Market restaurants will host blood drives, providing donors with a free dinner, complete with two sides and a drink. In addition, all donors will receive a voucher for a free movie ticket. Locations: Blvd., Brandon receive a free wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused into a patient within two to three days. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. 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It employs 56 Haitian physicians, more than 100 nurses and approximately 700 other people, more than 99 percent of whom are Haitian. The hospital covers more than 200,000 square feet and is equipped with the very latest technology. It offers nearly all specialty areas, including infectious disease, surgery, obstetrics, ophthalmology, dentistry, cardiology and oncology. It has more than 300 beds. The entire medical facility, including dorms for doctors and nurses, is 100 percent solar powered. The cost for admission for care is the equivalent of $1.25 per person. It serves not only a local population of 185,000 but also specialcare patients who travel from Port au Prince, a three-hour trip. Yes, to get the project built necessitated support from around the world, but it is a hospital built, staffed and run by Haitians for Haitians. I also visited an urban gardening project in a very poor part of Port au Prince. There I saw Haitians teaching and helping their neighbors to grow their own food from seed. They use any container available from the back casing of an old television to an old tire. Within 15 days, they can harvest spinach to feed their families. Any harvest left after filling the needs of their families is given to their neighbors. A sense of community and trust is built. In this one project, more than 170 people were growing beans, spinach, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and other food that was totally unfamiliar to me. It is a project developed by Haitians, owned by Haitians and managed by Haitians. Dont get me wrong. I have no false illusions about the challenges that this country faces. With the average age of a Haitian being 22, and 200,000 new people coming into the workforce every year, there is no quick-and-easy fix. But foreigners must recognize that the hand-out philosophy of past decades has not worked to rebuild this country.With perhaps a million people willing and able to work, does it make sense for our high-schooland college-age students to go to Haiti to lay cement block for them? Will Haitians feel like they own that church or that church school that we foreigners have built for them? Yes, it makes us feel good about ourselves, but this is not a sustainable, participatory way to build a country of responsible Haitians with self-worth and dignity. The empowerment of women is helping. Ending the myth that this beautiful island is not safe for tourists and foreign investment also will help. Sitting down sideby-side with Haitians who have a plan for a productive, participatory project and sharing with them ideas for them to reach their goals is, in my opinion, the best road to their future. Dr. Hal E. Ott is owner of the Ruskin Animal Hospital and Cat Clinic and manager of Otts Off Leash Dog Sanctuary in Ruskin, Florida (a 501c3 nonprofit organization).Haiti Revisited, 2014f With perhaps a million people willing and able to work, does it make sense for our highschooland collegeage students to go to Haiti to lay cement block for them? A Haitian citizen shows off his art skills to visitors. Foreigners must recognize that the hand-out philosophy of past decades has not worked to rebuild this country. Hal Ott HAL OTT PHOTOS


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Either way, Feed the Bay, an all-volunteer effort that aims to restock the shelves of area food banks, wants your food this weekend. More than 30 local churches, including several in South County, are asking their parishioners to think about the hungry when they shop Sunday, March 23. Organizers hope to raise more than 150,000 pounds of food for the effort, with help from Publix, Sweetbay and Walgreens. There has been an increase in the number of the hungry in the South County community over the last few years, said Bill Cruz Jr., executive director of Good Samaritan Mission, which is participating in Feed the Bay. The demand is greater than the supply, he said, so we count and rely on events like Feed the Bay to meet the needs of folks coming in for food. Started by Bay Life Church in Brandon in 2006 when churchgoers were asked to go to supermarkets with pre-printed grocery lists, Feed the Bay has grown to 32 local churches and 17 food agencies that collected 160,049 pounds of food and store gift cards last year. Among the groups participating in this years drive are the Beth-El Farm Workers Ministry in Wimauma, Good Samaritan Mission and the Emergency Help Care Organization, or ECHO, in Brandon, which also serves families in South County. For more information, visit Among the churches participating this year are: Ahava Baptist Church, Alafia Baptist Church, Bay Life Church, Bell Shoals Baptist Apollo Beach Campus, Bell Shoals Baptist Brandon Campus, Brandon Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Centerpoint Church, Cornerstone Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Brandon, First Baptist Church Dover, First Baptist Church Midway, First Baptist Church Plant City, First Baptist Church Tampa, First Baptist Church Temple Terrace, First Presbyterian Church of Brandon and First United Methodist Church of Brandon. Also, Grace Community UMC, Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Hope Cumberland Presbyterian, Jesus Church, Journey Church of Brandon, Knights Baptist Church, Liberty Southern Baptist Church, Manhattan Baptist Church, Nativity Catholic Church, New Testament Church, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Rivers of Life, Saint John the Divine Episcopal Church, South Shore UMC, St. Andrew UMC, True Sanctuary of Praise and Westtown Church. The charitable effort comes on the heels of last months Have a Heart Caring Castle food drive, which raised 2,600 pounds of food for six South County food banks. The Caring Castle was sponsored by Sun City Centers JSA Medical Group with The Observer News, The SCC Observer and The Current backing the drive.Hearing lossf mals, we need that input. But just as bad as staying home is going out and not being able to participate.The studies suggesting a link between dementia and hearing loss are a topic of great concern for a growing number of people, a population that now also includes a greater number of young people. But hearing loss can create problems long before dementia has a chance to set in, isolating people both young and old, in some cases limiting economic opportunities and creating emotionally and financially costly related health issues.We know a person has a better quality of life if they can hear and understand conversation, Guiley said. There is a great deal of frustration in hearing loss.But as a professional in hearing devices, there is also a form of satisfaction that comes from working to turn the problem around. And for most people, todays technology means that it can be turned around.Every single morning when I wake up, before my feet hit the floor, I know Im going to change someones life today, Guiley said. And I do.For more information about the March 25 discussion at Sun Towers, email or call 813-892-2990. For information about A+ Hearing Center, visit them on Facebook at For information about the Sun City Center chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, visit www. The Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc., a nonprofit distributor of specialized telecommunications equipment for people suffering from hearing loss, is now offering a new amplified telephone at no cost to seniors and others with hearing loss and living in Hillsborough County. For more information, call 800-222-3448 or visit


20 MARCH 20, 2014 Seminar Invitation You are invited to aFREE LUNCH & SEMINARTuesday, March 25 NoonEstate Planning in Modern TimesPresented byAttorney Donald Linsky of Linsky Law Seating is limited, RSVP is required Call 813-633-3333 Nexium 20 mg ..............$28/monthCrestor 10 mg ..............$30/monthViagra 100 mg .......................$3/upAdvair 250/50mcg ...........(3) $164 Cymbalta 30 mg ..........$34/monthCelebrex 200 mg .........$30/month $10 OFFInitial OrderCANADIAN MEDS SOUTHDISCOUNT PRES CRIPTION DRUGS2Locations APOLLO SUN CITY CENTER BEACH KP Main Clubhouse (813) The Very Best6416 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Apollo Beach(Publix Shopping Center)(813) HOURS OF OPERATION:Mon. Fri. 7:30 am 8 pm $2 OFF Regular CutsADULT CHILDREN 12 Barbers to Serve You SouthShore Regional LibraryAdult program/event highlightsBook Discussion: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult Thursday, March 20, 2 p.m.Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined: to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice? Copies of the book are available at the Library. Kindle Open Lab Thursday, March 20, 4 p.m. Bring in your Kindle or Kindle Fire along with your questions or problems, and well do our best to help! Apple iOS Open Lab Saturday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. Bring in your iPad, iPhone or iPod along with your questions, and well do our best to help! Sonny & Perley Present: The Golden Age of Popular Song Saturday, March 22, 3 p.m. Well-known jazz duo, Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau (vocalist), perform a concert featuring hits from the Great American Songbook and the golden age of popular song, including movie standards such as Moon River, My Favorite Things and Send in the Clowns. They also include significant songs of the era now considered standards. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Adult Writing Workshop Monday, March 24, 1 p.m. Connect with fellow writers to inspire and encourage, and to exchange ideas about the writing process. Opportunities to share your writings and receive feedback will be available. If youve ever wanted to be a writer, this is the group for you! All levels of writers are welcome. The focus is on novels, short stories, poetry, narrative nonfiction and memoirs; no general/technical nonfiction. Managing Media Tuesday, March 25, 12:30 p.m. Learn about saving files using cloud storage and USB devices. Learn how to transfer and download digital content. Limit: 20.Genealogy: Discovering Your Female Ancestors Tuesday, March 25, 3:30 p.m.Learn some tips and tricks to uncover information about the women in your familys past. Online resources, including Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest, will be demonstrated. Adult/Teen Drawing Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor, Michael Parker, and explore some techniques of drawing. All levels welcome. Limit 25. Registration is required. Ask at the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or call 813-2733652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. eBooks for Tablets and Smartphones Wednesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on an Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone or Windows 7 device using a free app. Learn how to register for a free Adobe ID to wirelessly check out and download library eBooks to an electronic tablet. Limit 20. Family Center on Deafness Telephone Distribution Wednesday, March 26, 1 p.m. Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc. provides free specialized equipment and training to qualified Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. The equipment enables them to place and receive phone calls. SouthShore Needle People Wednesday, March 26, 6 p.m. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric crafts. Bring a project to work on. Beginners and questions are welcome. Mah Jongg Club Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, mah-jongg. Participants are asked to bring their own mah-jongg card. Limited to 32 players. Register in advance at the Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396,


MARCH 20, 2014 21 Seating is Limited Please Call For Reservations813-634-3396Visit our website: www.suncitycenterdental.comfor more information Michelle Halcomb, DDSLearn about the amazingThis is a one-step dental procedure that involves minimally invasive surgery, no sutures, nor the typical months of healing.FREE SEMINARat the ofce of Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Varga Sun City Center, FL 33573 C.A.R.E. is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For directions, visit or call 813-645-2273.PHOTOS MARLENE GREENBERgG LennyLenny is a black-andwhite youngster with white chest and a little goatee. His mother is Nellie, a beautiful tabby. Lenny loves to play with the other kittens at the shelter as well as his siblings. He is quite a charmer in his tuxedo and will let you hold him quite readily. Lenny would like to come to live at a forever home of his own. Visit this handsome guy and make him part of your family. Lenny has been neutered and is current on his shots. As part of his adoption, Lenny will be microchipped. DOB: April 25, 2013. C.A.R.E.s PupsFour of the happiest and cutest puppies ever! They are rat terrier/Shih Tzu mixes. Joey (M) and Gunther (M) are rust and white. Lucy (F) and Snoopy (M) are black and white. They were owner-relinquished to C.A.R.E. because of changes in the owners living situation. They like showing off, giving kisses and playing with each other and toys. Stop by to visit with them. As part of their adoption, they will be neutered or spayed and microchipped. They are current on routine vaccinations. DOB: October 2, 2013.


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MARCH 20, 2014 23Why newly proposed nutrition labels are good* (with emphasis on the asterisk)Its nothing new to the American consumer that food packaging emphasizes only part of a products health story, and the fact that the nutritional labeling hasnt been overhauled in 20 years hasnt helped, says cardiologist and professional chef Michael S. Fenster, MD. A proposed update, which could take a year or more to appear on store shelves, is being driven by first lady Michelle Obama, as part of her Lets Move campaign. Our current nutrition labeling is the same as that implemented in the 1990s, except with the 2006 addition of trans fats information, says Dr. Mike. Its based on nutrition data and eating habits from the 1970s and 1980s. He is the author of Eating Well, Living Better: The Grassroots Gourmet Guide to Good Health and Great Food ( From the perspective of physician and foodie, he analyzes whats good about the first ladys proposed new label, and what could be improved. Emphasizing calories allows consumers to think with a helpful energy in / energy out baseline. Do I really need the calories in this product when I could stand to lose a few pounds? Thats a reasonably good question to promote. ***An energy drink may have zero calories, but its not better for you than an apple, which may have 100 calories. We cannot overlook nutrition. A serving of ice cream is expected to increase from a half cup to a full cup, and a oneserving muffin would be 4 ounces instead of 2 ounces, reflecting the obvious fact that people generally consume the whole scoop of ice cream and the whole muffin. *** Industry specialists suggest some food manufacturers may just reduce the package size to make their labeling more seductive. When food is parceled into smaller packages, the price per unit usually increases it becomes more expensive for consumers. The grams of sugar added, irrespective of whether its pure cane sugar, corn syrup, honey, sucrose or any other source, would be shown as one listed value. This is good because it starts to get into the quality and composition of the food product, at least indirectly. Many public health specialists say sweet creep has been a major contributor to obesity, certain cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. *** The Grocery Manufacturers Association and other industry groups note that the current label already includes the total amount of sugar in the product. The food industry argues that natural sugar and added sugar are chemically identical and that the body doesnt differentiate between the two. However, a significant amount of research shows this is not completely true.Manatee Agricultural Service offers fun classes in PalmettoThe Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service offers a variety of educational classes in March. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free and are held at 1303 17th St. W, Palmetto. Minimum workshop size is required; workshop size is limited. You can register in advance online via, or call 941-722-4524. This class satisfies the landscape portion of the Manatee County Outdoor Water Conservation Rebate Program and Braden River/ Lakewood Ranch Soil Moisture Sensor Rebate Program. Learn practical design tips, landscape pitfalls, garden chores, hardscape choices, texture combinations and remedies for difficult areas. If you need identification of a plant, bring a branch with leaves (and ideally with flower or seed). Learn to turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into useful soil amendments, along with details on how to set up a home compost bin. Fee for compost bin. Storing rainwater aids in the reduction of storm water runoff, which can help reduce the levels of pesticides and fertilizers that drain into ponds, streams, lakes and bays. Learn how to install, paint and maintain a functional rain barrel. Start conserving today. Class to be held in the Horticulture Learning Center at the Extension Office. Located on the Extension Service grounds at 1303 17th St. W in Palmetto, the educational gardens are designed to showcase the different ways Manatee County residents can be more successful gardeners and make their yards more Florida-friendly. The different gardens feature growing vegetables in small spaces and salad tables; recycling fountains for herbs, bird and butterfly attractors; backyard fruit trees; conserving water with native plants, low-volume irrigation and rain barrels; and various composting bins displaying how to recycle yard waste. The Master Gardeners invite you for a tour. To ensure that a Master Gardener can walk you through the gardens, make an appointment by calling 941-722-4524. Staff may not be available for impromptu visits. A longtime community tradition, the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Open House will intrigue and entertain audiences of all ages during a day of educational demonstrations, tours and much more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 12. The event is free and open to the public. It is organized by third-year UF veterinary students, with support from the college and various sponsors. Snacks and College of Veterinary Medicine merchandise will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting UF veterinary students. Numerous educational exhibits and demonstrations, as well as tours of the UF Veterinary Hospitals, are scheduled throughout the day. This years program includes the Gainesville Police Departments Mounted Unit, K-9 and dog-agility demonstrations, How to Get into Veterinary School lectures, pet adoptions featuring animals from local rescue groups and more. New to the open house this year are the therapy horses of Gentle Carousel. These miniature horses travel the world each year, visiting hospitals and hospice programs to offer comfort to more than 25,000 adults and children who have experienced traumatic events. The Gentle Carousel mini-horses were first responders after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Kids can bring their torn stuffed animals for repair at a teddy bear clinic and enjoy free ice cream from Sweet Dreams Creamery, games, prizes and activities for all. The college is located at 2015 SW 16th Ave., Gainesville. Visit for more information as it becomes available. The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is supported through funding from UF Health and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. K-9 demonstration at UF Veterinary College open house.University of Florida holds veterinary college open house April 12


24 MARCH 20, 2014 South Hillsborough Church of Christ Welcome to the:SERVICES:Sunday........................9:30 & 10:30 a.m.; 6:00 p.m. Wednesday................7:00 p.m.EVERETT TATE, MINISTER NON-INSTRUMENTAL Ruskin United Methodist Church First Street & 4th Ave. NW, Ruskin (behind Suntrust Bank)ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND WORSHIP WITH US:SUNDAY MORNINGS:Rev. Richard NusselPhone: 645-1241Nov. April..................8:30 a.m. and All Year...............10:45 a.m. Sunday School............9:30 a.m.Day Care Available Mon. Fri. 6 a.m. 6 p.m. call 645-6198 702 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC, FL 33573 www.popcc.orgMasses:Sunday.8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Saturday Vigil....................4:00 p.m. Daily................................8:00 a.m.Confessions:Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. and Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 813-481-9060 Spirituality Rather Than ReligionUnityHenry Gibson Social Hall, Beth Israel Synagogue www.nbcor.orgLoving God, Loving Others, Serving Beyond Borders Sunday School (all ages)........9:30 a.m. Dr. Samuel (Sam) A. Roach, Pastor WORSHIP SERVICES:SUNDAY8:30 a.m. .................................Contemporary Service 9:30 a.m. .........................................Traditional Service10:00 a.m. ...............................Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m. .......................................Traditional Service4:00 p.m. ........................................Hispanic Worship Senior Pastor: Dr. Warren Langer Assistant Pastor: Rev. Samuel Rorer Bookstore 633-8595 FREE Nursery Provided Rance Goad, Pastor (Southern Baptist)1511 El Rancho Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573Phone/Fax:813-633-5950 TRADITIONAL WEEKLY SERVICES: Sunday9 a.m.......................Bible Study 11 a.m.....................Bible Study 10 a.m. & 6 p.m............WorshipWednesday6 p.m....Prayer Meeting/Bible Study REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Worship Services on Sunday 10 a.m. PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIPThe Anointing Church Area Places of Worship UNITED COMMUNITY CHURCH United Church of Christ1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329A Caring Church United in Gods Love Serving Our CommunityRev. Dr. Timothy Shirley Worship Services ~ 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. (813) 634-1304 ~ Sunday School ................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship ...............10:45 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship ...............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service .............7:00 p.m.Pastor Tom Durrance Wimauma Church of God Area Obituaries Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SCCMeets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Fear is at the bottom of all intolerance. Hendrik Willem Van Loon Lillie Hurley HoughtalingLillie Hurley Houghtaling, 82, born in Ruskin, Fla., died March 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Julius E. (Dooley) Houghtaling, sister Eugenia Williams, brother James Hurley, and grandson Julius Myles Houghtaling. Lillie is survived by children Julius Robert Houghtaling (Debra), Sharon Plummer and David Michael (Mike) Houghtaling (Diane); brother Lewis Hurley (Jewel); nine grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren. Not only was Lillie a loving and supportive wife and mother, she was a co-founder and owner of Dooley Groves, a citrus business in Ruskin. She enjoyed painting, needlework, flowers and music. The family celebrates with humble thoughts and prayers the life of a kind and thoughtful woman who was a loyal daughter, loving sister, faithful wife and respected mother. Lillie was a trusted friend, a woman of the land who was dedicated to her family. She had a great mind and rugged pioneer spirit that stirred true in every earthly challenge. We celebrate Lillies very special place in Gods great Kingdom with love and light. The family will receive visitors at 10:30 a.m., and a memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, March 21, at Bell Shoals Baptist Church, located off Apollo Beach Boulevard at 6414 Golf and Sea Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572. Interment at Ruskin Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, those choosing may make donations to a favorite charity, or to LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, FL 33573.Marilyn KempkeMarilyn Kempke, 83, a resident of Sun City Center, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, after a long illness. She was born December 20, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio. She graduated from Central High School in Lima, Ohio, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She earned a bachelors degree in education and held several teaching positions in Ohio. She and her husband of 48 years, the late Harvey Kempke, moved to Sun City Center in 1987. She and her late husband were active members of the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center and both were greatly loved and cherished by their friends and family. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Palms-Robarts Funeral & Memorial Park, 5200 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34232.Floy Louise KimbroughFloy Louise Kimbrough, 91, of Sun City Center passed away March 8, 2014. She is survived by daughter Toni (Bill) Armstrong of Apollo Beach; grandsons Christopher Armstrong of Atlanta, Ga., and Steven (Meghan) Armstrong of Apollo Beach; greatgranddaughter Kaylin Armstrong; and Barnes, her cat. She was born in Hollywood, Ark., April 4, 1922. Her husband Donovan Kimbrough was a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel. They traveled throughout the U.S., living at various Air Force bases before retiring to Bossier City, La., in 1969. She was an avid golfer, even achieving a hole in one. She moved to Florida in 2007 to be near her family. Donations may be made to LifePath Hospice of Sun City Center. Arrangements by Zipperers Funeral Home.Alan E. RichAlan E. Rich, 87, passed away on March 14, 2014. He is survived by Joan, his wife of 61 years. He leaves behind brother Paul Rich, and two sisters, Gene Perry and Betty Craigie. Alan grew up in South Newbury, N.H. He attended school at Plymouth State College, Franklin and Marshall College, the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire. He was a teacher and coach in small schools throughout New Hampshire. He retired from the N.H. State Department Educational System. He was an avid golfer and was the past president of the Sun City Center Mens Golf Association. He was a committee member of the United States Golf Association. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alans name to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. Margo Clark WarnerMargo Clark Warner, beloved wife of Jerry, mother of Nancy and Barbara, and stepsons Paul and Jeremy, daughter of Nancy and Don Clark, sister of Chris, George, Peter and Drew, passed away on the evening of March 14, 2014. Margo slipped away peacefully at LifePath Hospice House in Sun City Center, surrounded by loving family and friends. Her loyal and loving dog Drambuie visited and will miss her. Margo is also survived by her loving grandchildren Nicholas, Michael, Callie, Brady, Sam and Chloe; many close cousins, nieces and nephews; and her beloved stepfather Gene Byrne. Her father, Don Charles Clark, preceded her in death. An accomplished student from early in life, from high school where she graduated with honors and was in the honors society, and at university, where she was president of Freshmans Honor Society at University of Wisconsin. A member of student government and of Chi Omega Sorority, she was always involved and engaged never selfish, always thinking of others. Margo completed her degree in physical therapy, a goal she had very early in life. It was a decision that gave her countless opportunities to help others, as was her passion. Margo traveled several different professional paths. After graduation, she worked for a large company providing clinical services for residents of nursing homes in Milwaukee, Wis. Following this experience, she owned and operated a private clinic, again in Milwaukee. While married to Jerry, she also became the Manager of Therapy Services at All Saints Healthcare System in Racine. Margo and Jerry moved in 1999 to Florida, where Margo worked in home health, providing PT services to homebound elders. Due to the challenges of her illness, Margo retired in 2010. However, she remained active, counseling Medicare recipients about coverage decisions (SHINE), and providing meals for volunteers of Sun City Center Emergency Squad. Margo and Jerry were married for 27 wonderful loving years and led an active and energetic social life, including being a member of the Krewe of the South Shore Marauders. An invitation from the Warners meant that you would be served a meal meant for royalty. It was amazing to watch them in the kitchen poetry in motion. Always more than enough wonderful food, good wine and, of course, lots of scotch dancing, sailing, golfing, playing cards, partying with friends and acquaintances. Few people could keep up with her in her favorite card games. With family especially, playing cards was a special tradition, from the oldest members of our family to Margos grandchildren, everyone loved playing cards with Margo. However, you never expected to win. A celebration of her life will be held for friends and family on May 3rd, 2014, in Apollo Beach, and details will be sent. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either Moffit Cancer Center, Melanoma Research, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612; or LifePath Hospice House 3723 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home. St. Vincent de Paul collection box at Prince of PeacePrince of Peace Catholic Church has installed a clothing collection box to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. The collection box is located near the service entrance of the Conesa Center on the church property. Donated clothing, shoes, and purses may be placed in the box. Those donated items that are not suitable for reuse or resale are also of value, as they will be recycled. If you wish to donate other items to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, such as furniture and housewares, call the thrift store at 813-645-5255. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Blvd. in Sun City Center. For more information, visit www., or call 813-634-2328.Friendship Baptist Church to hold revivalThe Friendship Baptist Church in Sun City Center will host a revival on Friday, March 21, Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23. The revival will be at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. The revival will be led by Mike Khan, executive director of the Tampa Bay Baptist Association. Friendship Baptist Church is at 1511 El Rancho Drive, Sun City Center. Rance Goad is the pastor. All are welcome.Rabbi to address UU FellowshipRabbi Carla Freeman of the Beth Israel Synagogue will address the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sun City Center at 7 p.m. at its Thursday, March 20, meeting. Her program is titled A Canadian Rabbi in Sun City Center. The Fellowship meets in the Henry Gibson Social Hall of the Beth Israel Synagogue on East Del Webb Boulevard. All are welcome.


MARCH 20, 2014 25 CHRISTIAN SCHOOL K-2 Through 12th GradeSunday School.................................9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Evening Service..............................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Service................7:00 p.m. Awana............................................7:00 p.m.Dr. Barry RumseyA Resource for Families First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Service ........................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday School .........................................................10:00 a.m. Wednesday Service ...................................................4:00 p.m. Reading Room ...............................Wednesday 4 to 4:45 p.m. All Are Welcome U.S. Hwy. 41 106 11th Ave. NE Ruskin MASSESVigil Mass.....................................................................Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday Mass .....................................8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday ....................................................................8:00 a.m. Holy Days ....................................... Espaol ......... .................Thursday 6:15 p.m.; Saturday 3:15 p.m.Saint Anne Catholic ChurchSouthShore: Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City and S. GibsontonSS Getting to Know You (Donuts & Coffee) ....9:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service ............6:00 p.m. Sunday School ...........................................9:30 am. Wednesday Evening Service ......7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship............................10:55 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer ..........10:00 a.m. Southside Baptist ChurchA Warm, Loving & Friendly Church Worship Service @10:30 am Adult Sunday School @ 9:30 am 1707 33rd Street Southeast Ruskin, Florida 33570 Minister Mike Grant First Christian ChurchSun City Center FloridaFCCSCC Area Places of Worship Ministerios La Red Iglesia de Ruskin 501 2 nd St. S.E., Ruskin, Florida 33570 LaRed Praise Band Ministerio de alabanza Grupo Avivamiento evangelistico Kids Net ministries ministerio de nios La RED Dance Team Nias y Adultas Youth Group Grupo de Jovenes Pastores Marvin y Baleska Barillas Conectate con Dios...... Dia de servicios de Adoracion Domingos 10:00 a.m. Miercoles 7:00 p.m. (Jovenes) Jueves 7:00 p.m. Intercesion Domingos 8:45 a.m. S T J O H N T H E D I V I N E E PISCOPAL C HURCH A C A R I N G C H R I S T I A N F A M I L Y W I G G L Y C H I L D R E N W E L C O M E S UNDAY S ERVICES 8:00 AM Rite I 9:00 AM Contemporary 11:00 AM Rite II & Choir Fellowship Hour after all services Morning Prayer & Healing Service 10 AM every Wednesday Fr. Lee Miller Priest S UN C ITY C ENTER 1015 Dell Webb Blvd. E 813 633 3970 Seated, from left, are Diane Werner, Frank Blaszczak and Gwen Shumway. Standing are Geraldine Harding, Betty James, Gerry Cook and Alyce Randolph.Trinity Baptist Church missions panel Trinity Baptist Church Missions Committee members meet monthly to report to the congregation on the progress and needs of missionary families. Also, through networking and correspondence, they provide emotional and prayer support to families who choose to preach the Gospel in countries of multiple languages, culture and faiths. At present, the church gives financial support to its 30 missionaries around the world. The church is at 702 West Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. For information, visit or call 813634-4228. Jon Karl MagendanzThe Ecco Trio will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center. Under the auspices of the Sun City Chamber Players, the program will include Debussys Piano Trio in G Major, the Trio Sonata in B Minor by Jean Baptiste Loeillet and Poulencs Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon. The Ecco Trio is made up of three members of the Magendanz Family: Donna Magendanz Guarino, piano; Felice Magendanz Farrell, cello; and Dr. Jon Karl Magendanz, violin. All three are accomplished instrumentalists who have played and recorded solo, chamber and orchestral music here and abroad. A donations of $10 is requested at the door on the evening of the concert. The church is at 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. For additional information about this and other concerts and activities at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, call Jeff Jordan, director of worship arts, at 813-634-2539. Ecco Trio to perform at UMCNew statue of St. Francis is blessed at Prince of PeaceOn Thursday, March 13, Catholics from around the world celebrated the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis to the Chair of St. Peter. In commemoration of this special anniversary, Prince of Peace Catholic Church held a celebration to bless its new statue of St. Francis of Assisi. In the time to come, landscaping around the statue will be enhanced to give the parish a quiet space for prayer and reflection. The parish intends that the statue reminds congregants of the Gospels call to radical conversion, personified by the life of St. Francis and the Holy Father. The statue of St. Francis was made possible by the generosity of two parish families who have asked to remain anonymous. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. For more information, visit Stephen Spring Jubilee going on through SundayThe 13th annual Spring Jubilee, presented by Riverviews St. Stephen Catholic Church, starts today, Thursday, March 20, and continues through Sunday, March 23. Described as a celebration of family fun, the four-day event offers live entertainment, rides, games, food and hourly raffle prizes, with a grand prize of $3,000. In addition, there will be military discounts all day on Sunday, from noon to 8 p.m. St. Stephen Catholic Church is at 10428 Saint Stephen Circle, Riverview, a quarter-mile west of Bell Shoals and Boyette roads. For more information, visit PAL ministry at local churchPastor Mark Salmon of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sun City Center asked his congregation at a recent worship service to commit a Presbyterian Act of Love (PAL), each day for a month, to help offset the many random acts of violence in our society today. He gave 12 suggestions. For example, one could take a small gift to a sick person, or smile at an elderly person, or just listen to someones problems. Salmon got laughs when he suggested to the senior-age congregation, For no reason, send a postcard to your grandparents. Seriously, he then explained that if 400 church members did an act of love each day for a month, there would be about 12,000 extra acts of love in our community alone. St. Andrew is located at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd. Questions about the Catholic Church?Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center offers an outreach ministry called Come and See, a kind of Catholic Open House held each third Friday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Conesa Center. The next session will be held Friday, March 21. This is an opportunity for non-Catholics to learn more about the faith. The format will be one of informal questions and answers, discussions about faith, the Church and its traditions. All are invited to come as often as needed. If you or someone in your circle of family and friends have shown an interest in, have some unanswered questions or perhaps misconceptions about the Catholic Church, or are looking for a spiritual home, you are welcome to come and see. There is no cost or obligation. For more information, call Marilyn Vahovich at 813-634-6900. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is at 702 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center. More information can at Monthly sh fry at St. John the DivineA full house recently enjoyed the fish fry at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. The Friday Fish Fry is a monthly event at St. Johns during Snow Bird season, and is held on the first Friday of the month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are invited. For more information, call the St. Johns office at 813-633-3970. Blessed petsLocal residents John and Laura OConnor are pictured with their dogs JJ, Petie, and Molly at the recent Blessing of the Pets at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West Sun City Center, FL 33573 Church is Handicap accessible Phone: 813-634-1252 For information visit: St. Andrew Presbyterian ChurchSunday Services 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service 11:00 a.m.Prayers with anointing for healing and wholeness during worship the second Sunday of every month.Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mark E. SalmonMeet friends in Fellowship Hall between Services. Refreshments served.A Stephen Ministry Church


26 MARCH 20, 2014Cinderella comes to Spoto April 26The Brandon Ballet will present Cinderella in the auditorium of Spoto High School on Saturday, April 26. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors over 55 and $15 for children. They can be purchased online at tickets/193951/ or call 855-222-2849 and ask for Brandon Ballets Cinderella. Spoto Auditorium is at 8538 Eagle Palm Drive, Riverview. For more information, call 813-684-4282. SouthShore Regional LibraryKids program/event highlights Kindle Open Lab Thursday, March 20, 4 p.m. Bring in your Kindle or Kindle Fire along with your questions and problems, and well do our best to help! Bedtime Stories Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs, interactive activities and crafts make up this fun 30-minute program that celebrates a love of reading. Children may wear pajamas and bring a blanket and favorite cuddly toy. Teen Advisory Meeting Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12. Join the Teen Advisory Board to get involved with the librarys teen programs or earn community service hours for graduation, scholarships and more. Motion Commotion Friday, March 21, 10:05 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2-4, with their caregivers. Move to the rhythm, dance to the beat! Shake and shimmy, tap those feet! Join us for this fun and very interactive preschool music and movement program as we shake some sillies out. You, Baby, and Yoga Friday, March 21, 11:30 a.m. For children ages up to 24 months and their caregivers. Bring baby along for a calm, relaxing yoga practice with Lucky Cat Yoga. This class includes baby massage, interactive song and dance and sharing a story with baby. Bring a towel or yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Funded by Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Wee Artists: Lets Create! Saturday, March 22, 2:30 p.m. Wee Artists (3-6 years, adult must be present) will join art instructor Nicole Lamothe and create an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration is required. Ask at the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Funded by Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Creative Artists: Lets Create! Saturday, March 22, 2:30 p.m. Creative Artists (7-11 years old) will join art instructor Nicole Lamothe and create an art project to take home. Limit 25. Registration is required. Ask at the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or call 813273-3652. Funded by Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Pee Wee Artists: Lets Create! Monday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. Pee Wee Artists (3-5 years, adult must be present) will join our art instructor and have fun creating an art project to take home. Limit 18. Registration is required. Ask at the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or call 813-273-3652. Baby Time Monday, March 24, 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 10:05 a.m. For children ages up to 20 months and their caregivers ~ Early literacy begins at birth. Bond with your baby through stories, bouncy rhymes and songs in this 20-minute lap-sit program that introduces early literacy skills and encourages language development. Toddler Time Tuesday, March 25, 10:05 and 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 10:35 a.m. For children ages 20-36 months and their caregivers ~ Stories, finger plays, songs and interactive activities make up this fun 20-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Story Time Tuesday, March 25, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 11 a.m. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers ~ Stories, action rhymes, songs and interactive activities make up this engaging 30-minute program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness and social interaction. Adult/Teen Drawing Tuesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m. Join art instructor, Michael Parker, and explore some techniques of drawing. All levels welcome. Limit 25. Registration is required. Ask at the SouthShore Regional Library Information Desk or call 813-2733652. Funded by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Teen Volunteer Orientation Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m. Prospective teen volunteers are invited to attend this informational session. Topics will include the application process, filling out school forms, shelving guidelines, and volunteer expectations. Membership with the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library helps provide the funding for free programs offered at the Library. If you are interested in becoming a Member of the Friends of the Library, call Jim Duffy at 813-634-1396. applicants for internship targeting migrant/ seasonal farmworking studentsApplications due March 31Five migrant/seasonal farmworker college students will be selected to live and work in Washington, D.C. for an intensive eight-week internship and professional mentoring program. The goal is to provide life-altering experiences and networks to help students make the intellectual, cognitive and emotional transition from agricultural life to that of a professional. Instead of youth working in the fields harvesting fruits or vegetables in the sweltering summer heat, they will live with host families, be placed in positions from the Department of Agriculture or the National Education Association to the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, or Farmworker Justice. They will all be overseen by the National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association. The goal of Migrant Seasonal Head Start is to prepare children to enter school ready to learn. Born 49 years ago from a desire to remove as many obstacles to academic success as possible, Head Start was created in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson as part of his War on Poverty. In 2014, President Obama reaffirmed the value of Head Start by providing $8.8 billon to extend Head Start opportunities for Americas vulnerable children. This internship is a capstone to those investments. The selected farmworker students must be former Migrant/ Seasonal Head Start children (The Office of Head Start serves three divergent populations: Regional Head Start, Native American Head Start, and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start), be enrolled in college and come from a family that is, or has been, working the agricultural fields of America. Recognizing the many obstacles of being both a migrant/seasonal farmworker and a college student, organizers are targeting youth who will benefit the most from the structure and potential of this opportunity. The paid internship offers: stipends, on-the-job training, networking opportunities, professional skills development, leadership development and personal/ professional mentoring from D.C. professionals, many of whom are also former farm workers. This is the third year of the program, which has met with significant success; donations and sponsorships have increased enough to double the possible number of interns, and previous participants have earned yearlong fellowships, and continued toward masters and doctorate degrees. The 2014 applications are available at and are due no later than 5 p.m. EST on Monday, March 31. Two purrfect cats available to adoptGracie is a sweet little calico girl who was abandoned by her owner. She is being fostered, so we know she is social. After a few days to feel safe, she will be sleeping in bed with you and sitting on your lap. She is spayed, up to date on shots and ready for an owner who will not abandon her. She has a brown tabby brother, Bucky, who was abandoned with her. He is just as social and sweet. He also needs a good home and will make a wonderful companion. Call Feline Folks at 813-5458611 or email RCMA School Board meets March 24The Redlands Christian Migrant Association School Board Meeting for the Wimauma Academies will take place Monday, March 24, at the Heritage Center, 2140 14th Avenue, Vero Beach, Fla. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m., and is open to the public. For more information, call Angie Alfaro at 239-658-3560, ext. 224.By%  JONIE MascASCHEkKMember: Florida Outdoor Writers Assn.Did you know that: Our cold fronts of 30 to 40 degrees usually last for only a day. And our average temperature is 70. So, you can fish here all winter without heavy clothes, and many wear shorts all year long. Our waterways this time of the year are teeming with boats occupied by the many visitors arriving to fish in our bay waters. If you are a novice or even an expert at fishing, I suggest that you first schedule a trip with one of the local charter captains who will help you get acquainted with the area waterways before you sail into the blue on your own. Why? Because they know the area, what kind of poles and gear that you will need. They are specialists on what fish to catch and where to catch them. Many charter captains have spent their lives on these waterways. The captains watch the weather, they know whether to fish deep or fish shallow in the grassy flats. They have a great knowledge of baits, lures, sinkers, reels, poles, water depths and sandbars. It is well worth your investment. I know their rates start at $300 for four hours with one or two people, but check with your captains. I found one in St. Petersburg who charges $700 for six people for eight hours.Fish Tales: Calling all captains... I know of Captain Guss Crabby Adventures in Ruskin. Call at 813-645-6578. He knows every inch of Tampa Bay. Most all bait shops can give you the name of one or several local charters in the area. Tampa Bay is an anglers dream, with thousands of species to choose from. In our clear blue waters, on any given day you may boat: a cobia, shark, dolphin, red snapper, amberjack, flounder, sheepshead, pompano, permit, redfish, tarpon, mackerel, whiting, spec trout, and the list goes on. If you are out in the deepest waters you might boat a jewfish, or a huge tuna. If a landlubber, you may find: sheepshead, drum, flounder, silver trout, or a saltwater catfish. Snook are out there, but must be caught and released on this coast. Florida has many freshwater lakes, streams, creeks, and the upper waters of both the Alafia and Little Manatee rivers, where thousands of species of freshwater fish are caught. We are known for our bass tournaments around the world. Our Southern hospitality of fried catfish and hush puppies is a FIISHH TALEES trademark, as is our fried mullet and hush puppies, not to mention the worlds best deviled crab cakes. Shellfish are seasonal catches, and include clams, oysters, lobster, crawfish and shrimp. Fly fishing is not only for mountain streams, but is practiced here for our saltwater catches, as well as in the freshwaters of our upper rivers and lakes. Throw nets or cast nets are used for mullet and bait catches. Since mullet are vegetarians, it is most difficult to catch them with a hook and line. There are those who have mastered this, but I assure you that it will take a lot of patience and practice. We do have commercial piers, private piers, public bridges and many parks where you can fish without a boat. Florida has many clubs for divers and spear fishing; some have been known to catch a fish with their hands. This is known as the hillbilly way. I hope you find a friendly charter captain who can give you a reasonable price and helps you make a great catch. One that you can take a photo of and send back home. Learn our weather, and always fish together. THE OBSERVER NEWS813-645-3111 or visit


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Bags $20941-321-2305 GrereAlmost New Thrift Store. 10008 Indiana St., Gibsonton (1 block off US 41, 1 block north Gibsonton Dr.,) Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-3pm. Clothing, furniture, lots misc. Ministry First Baptist Gibsonton. 813-671-0036 to donate Moving sale. Saturday, 8am-? 2003 Del Webb East, SCC. Quality household items, 4/6 petite designer clothes, 6 1/2 shoes, new magnetic mattress pads, leather couch. rey rse1335 -1329 New Bedford, SCC. Friday & Saturday, 8am-noon (2) 3 wheel scooters, car lift, walker, clothing, chairs & lamps. March 21 & 22, 8am-? Slot machine, 2000 Jaguar, massage table & other furnishings. 1344 Bluewater Dr., SCC. 1215 Bluewater Dr. SCC. March 21 & 22, 7:30am-1pm. Consolidating houses. Harley Davidison clothes, tools, pictures, patio furniture, grill, household, lots more. 1346 Bluewater SCC. March 21 & 22, 8am=? Tools, grill, conversion table, large cabinet. bookcase. clothing, household items. Too much to list. Dr., St Andrews Estates, SCC. Friday & Saturday, March 21 & 22, 8am-1pm. Clothes, books, jewelry, household & furniture. Sale, Saturday, 10am-3pm. Antiques, bookcase/ secretary, fern stand, cut glass, Noritaki china, dining room set, household items, bedding. 1518 Hart wick, SCC. SCC 1601 & 1624 Bentwood Dr. Thursday & Friday, 3/20 & 3/21, 8am-2pm. Down sizing. Dont miss this one. Lots of nice surprises. Moving sale. Friday & Saturday, 3/21 & 3/22, 8am-2pm. 702 Eagle Lane, AB. All furniture must go. Dining room set, w/ 6 chairs, king & queen beds, dressers, living room, tables, TV stand, corner desk w/ printer stand, patio furniture, tools, misc. household items. Moving sale. Furniture, household items, TVs, lamps, Christmas stuff, misc. Friday & Saturday, 8am-3pm. 3604 Cresta Court, Ventana. Cypress Village rey rseMarch 21 & 22, 7:30-1pm. 1213 Lake kouse Court, SCC. Furniture, large white desk, rubber stamping supplies, tools. Too much to list. 1819 Columbine Place, SCC. 2 family sale. Lots of items. Friday & Saturday, 3/21 & 3/22, 8am-noon.uctons st te esPPQuality used furniture. 2406 College Ave., Ruskin. Bring ad in for $10 off any item $50 or more. Stop in you will be pleasantly surprised. We buy & sell. 813-645-1800A 813-758-7952, Kim. Doing estate sales in Sun City Center for over 17yrs. Cell: 382-7536 Your home will be staged for best results. Working in Sun City Center for 26 years.Please feel free to call about the sale or its contents. Cell: 508-0307 or Eve: 633-1173 3br/2ba condo. Kings Point appliFlorida room/ screened entry/ lanai. Golf/ water view. 785-375-8932 or 813938-1362 J ims Estate Salesserving South Hillsborough County813-601-0983 est te se ecMobility Scooters. Merit $600. EZ-Go $350. Wheel chair, 4 wheel walker, 3 wheel walker & exercise bike. Like new. 928-242-3822 GofrtsGolf carts wanted. Buy sell, trade. Chargers, parts all related. Ronnys Carts & Parts. 813-484-9855 or 813-645-4515 ots Lowe 21ft pontoon, Mercury 50hp, 4 sundeck, restroom enclosed, pole tackle storage. Trailer plus covers. $12,000. 813-645-0653 sortoreSouth Bay RV & Boat Storage. Specializing in outside storage for RVs, boats & trailers. 813-677-2000 Dock space available. 75ft wide canal. Shell Point Rd., Ruskin. 813-9226738 MARINE400 TRANSPORTATION450 Automob esG The good, the bad, the ugly. Call now rucsnns2005 Toyota Tundra SR5. White, extended cab, tow package. 98k miles. Runs great. $11,900. 813-922-6738 REAL ESTATE500 ousesoreHouse for sale. In-law home, gated & secure, 55+, Riverview, Florida. 2br/2ba, furnished, double carport, lovely, on lake. Was $50,000 now $25,000. Needs nothing. Call for details. 765-932-4005. New roof, siding & CHA. DISTRESS SALEBank Foreclosures. Receive a free list w/pics of foreclosure properties. Free recorded message 1-800-665-3797 ID# 1042Keller Williams Realty Kathy Farrell Going Home ? 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MARCH 20, 2014 M.H. HOUSING550 RENTALS600 PROF. SERVICES650 SERVICES700 housesorse RE/MAX South Shore RealtyRoberta Rowe, Realtor Cell: 813-215-7127KINGS POINT YORK (1BR/1BA) READY TO MOVE IN, all Thermal Windows, all-new flooring, extra insulation, enclosed lanai, large utility room.............. $44,700 2BR/2BA with enclosed lanai. Ready-to-move-in ................................................................. $52,500RENTALS Furn. & Unfurn. Condos available, 3 to choose from, from $700 to $900 per month. Longor Short-term. 1BR/1.5BA & 2BR/2BA. Also a 2BR w/ 2-car garage on Golf Course at $1,200 per month in Lancaster. onosFore2br/2ba CCondo for sale in Kings Point. Excellent condition. Possible short term lease back. $72,000 Owner is Realtor. Brokers welcome. Call 813-634-4241 One bedroom, one 1/2 bath condo, appliances, window in lanai. Motivated seller $35,900. 920-428-5715 onots 565 M.HH. IN PARKSOne bedroom mobile home in waterfront park with dock. With view of river. No pets $5,000. Call for info. 813-6452446 ousesorrentSSun CCity 55+ 2br/2ba/ 1br/1ba. Includes: yard care, water, sewer, trash collection, recreation card. No smoking, no pets 813-634-9695 A tsorent rates, utilities furnished 813-601-1542 or 813-850-7886 A gated, resident-owned, waterfront, 55+ mobile home community. officecellWATERFRONT TURNKEY WITH FLOATING DOCK Dbl. Wide, over 1300 Sq. Ft., 3BR/2BA, remodeled throughout. Home has drywall and includes all furniture and appliances. Leave from your dock to the Bay for $129,900, including the share. GREAT BUY Over 1100 Sq. Ft. Sgl. wide including the large, finished Fl. Rm. This 2BR/2BA home includes the appliances and sells with the share for $28,900. Vacant Shares from $17,000 DueorentRiverview apt, 2br/1ba, CHA, water, monthly $600 security. Ask for Vicky 813-458-8178 or 813-641-8400oomsorentRoom for rent. Ruskin area. Furnished, cable, internet, private, clean, parking, secluded. 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Insured. Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center (813) 645-3211Serving South Hillsborough Great retirement living with small monthly fees in Riverbreeze Estates Mobile Home Park. This 2BR/1BA is spacious and very well maintained, with screened porch, carport and storage.JUST $35,000 CALL LINDA BADGEROW 695-5515 DARLING 2BR/2BA/2CG condo in desirable Sun City Center. Two master suites with formal living and family room. Updated kitchen with beautiful screened lanai, huge utility room with cabinets, lots of storage, polished to perfection and so much more. Close to everything! Asking $113,000 CALL JO ELLEN MOBLEY 645-1540. Thinking of selling? I have APPROVED buyers looking for homes in Ruskin, Apollo Beach and Riverview! Call me for your free comparative market analysis! MARGOT WARD 486-9480 GREAT PRICE ON COMMERCIAL ZONING!! Prized zoningM 5021 Sq. Ft. fenced. .81 acre on dead-end street. Cellphone tower brings income. Please call for tour. 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