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Sun City Center takes on contractor fraud

Sun City Center takes on contractor fraud

SUN CITY CENTER – Contractor fraud is the major concern of the SCC Community Association’s Consumer Affairs Committee, whose key purpose is to help seniors make good decisions when choosing a contractor.
Published: 06/23/15

What comes with age?

Age brings many good things in life, like grandchildren, retirement and free time to choose what we want to do. There are shelves of books waiting patiently to be read, crafts and hobbies that cry out for our attention and new skills to acquire posin...
Published: 06/23/15
No passport needed for these cool dinner destinations

No passport needed for these cool dinner destinations

I imagine Hades has nothing on us during the summer. It’s so hot a brief walk around the block with the pups and I melt like Muenster cheese in the microwave (and so do they).
Updated one month ago
Improper pruning can be costly and ruin the aesthetics of your landscape

Improper pruning can be costly and ruin the aesthetics of your landscape

The two best rules for success in landscaping is: Work with nature rather than against it, because Mother Nature will always win. And put the right plant in the right place.
Updated one month ago
Mangrove snapper fishing is hot, hot, hot

Mangrove snapper fishing is hot, hot, hot

Summer is here and boy is it hot. This time of year is a great time to fish, as long as you prepare for the extreme heat and humidity. This means getting out early and back in before the afternoon thunderstorms hit and those dreaded west winds pick u...
Updated one month ago

Neckties give way to technology at Freedom Plaza

Not too long ago, the approach of Father’s Day meant a shopping trip and the pleasant dilemma of selecting between yet another necktie and the latest book by a favored author. Afterward came another pleasant task – wrapping and deliveri...
Updated one month ago

The chance to be of use

Oscar and I love shopping for antiques. It’s an old habit we developed early in our marriage, after finding a shop in Ephreta, Pa., which had an attic full of them. Over the years we bought a wooden hand-crank wall telephone, an oak time-punch...
Updated one month ago
‘Reverse’ snowbird travels south to Mexico every winter

‘Reverse’ snowbird travels south to Mexico every winter

SUN CITY CENTER – Is a Floridian who travels further south every winter called a sand bird?
Updated one month ago
South Bay Hospital is expanding to serve area growth

South Bay Hospital is expanding to serve area growth

SUN CITY CENTER – June 4 was a big day in the community as South Bay Hospital broke ground for its new $30-million patient tower and facility renovation. About 200 business leaders from all over South Shore turned out to share in the celebrati...
Updated one month ago
South Shore says goodbye to longtime friend

South Shore says goodbye to longtime friend

WIMAUMA – More than 200 people dressed mostly in purple turned out June 6 to celebrate the life of Anne Louise Madden. The 56-year-old, longtime Ruskin resident passed away May 28 after a brief but courageous battle with inoperable, Stage IV p...
Updated one month ago