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Monday, Jul 06, 2015

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Performing Arts Club packs it up

SUN CITY CENTER – Rollins Theater is no longer home to the Performing Arts Company of Sun City Center. In fact, it is no longer a Community Association club and is looking for a performance venue outside the community. Last year community resi...
Published: 06/30/15
Updated: 07/02/15
Kings Point tightens security

Kings Point tightens security

SUN CITY CENTER – Kings Point residents can now take ownership in helping to maintain the integrity of their limited-access community.
Published: 06/30/15
Updated: 07/02/15
Mastering the art of simple cooking

Mastering the art of simple cooking

Our 30-something niece Kim recently came to visit for a week and admitted to me she doesn’t cook much. She said it’s because it isn’t much fun preparing meals just for herself – and her three cherished cats.
Published: 06/30/15
Tour de South Shore is a field trip for grown-ups

Tour de South Shore is a field trip for grown-ups

APOLLO BEACH – It’s small in comparison to the major events the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce sponsors each year – the Ruskin Seafood Festival, Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts and Pigs in the Parking Lot. But the quart...
Published: 06/30/15
Ruskin meteorologist advises caution during lightning storms

Ruskin meteorologist advises caution during lightning storms

RUSKIN – Getting a jump on Fourth of July celebrations, Mother Nature has begun to offer her own brand of seasonal fireworks throughout Tampa Bay – with some disastrous consequences.
Published: 06/30/15
Apollo Beach park reopens but dredging project hits snag

Apollo Beach park reopens but dredging project hits snag

APOLLO BEACH – Area residents can once again fish, picnic and lob volleyballs at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve. However, beach combers and sunbathers will have to wait a few more months to enjoy the restored beach planned for the park.
Published: 06/24/15
Updated: 06/25/15
I’m so glad to be fishing now

I’m so glad to be fishing now

Back in the mid ‘60s, Eric Clapton led a rock group called Cream. One of its songs was a 1930’s tune called “I’m So Glad.”
Published: 06/24/15
Freedom Plaza gets weather cam

Freedom Plaza gets weather cam

You don’t really notice it from ground level, but there is now a camera mounted on a pole atop Freedom Plaza’s roof. The view it encompasses is spectacular, but it serves a more utilitarian purpose. It’s part of the weather data ...
Published: 06/24/15
Foil packets can make you one happy camper – or backyard griller

Foil packets can make you one happy camper – or backyard griller

Gosh, I loved taking my girls camping when they were young.
Published: 06/23/15
At Cypress Creek Senior Living, another joins the centenarian ranks

At Cypress Creek Senior Living, another joins the centenarian ranks

RUSKIN – Not many people would say they look forward to celebrating their birthday at Wendy’s. But Cliff Beaumont does.
Published: 06/23/15