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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Lois Kindle

Tribune Staff

SouthShore Montessori preschool kids dig learning while gardening

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APOLLO BEACH – An integral part of the Montessori learning experience is the inclusion of hands-on, sensorial activities aimed at helping students discover and explore the world around them.

Painting on a small scale

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RUSKIN – A dozen women got a taste of the Orient recently when Cypress Creek Assisted Living hosted a workshop on gyotaku, the ancient Japanese art of fish rubbing. The brief, educational program was held to raise...

Ruskin man continues his road to recovery

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After a car struck his motorcycle in November 2014, Jared Ramella was left paralyzed from the chest down. Doctors at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa gave him little hope for ...

Music bridges memory loss for residents with dementia

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SUN CITY CENTER – Dementia in its various forms steals a person’s memories. But a pilot program begun last year by a local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is offering seniors in skilled nursin...

Chamber trade show in Sun City Center draws large crowd

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SUN CITY CENTER – An estimated crowd of 2,000 visitors turned out to Community Hall recently for the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Spring Trade Show.

Games, fun on the docket for Spring Nature Fest

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RUSKIN – Camp Bayou will host its inaugural Spring Nature Fest this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Clean out your medicine chest, help the environment

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SUN CITY CENTER – Almost everyone has them – expired or unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter meds. They fill vanity drawers or medicine chests, sometimes for years, until they’re pitched into ...

Sunday market to feature day of tomato-filled offerings

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APOLLO BEACH – The Apollo Beach Sunday Outdoor Market is hosting a special event Sunday to celebrate all things tomato.

Metaphysical Society hosts New Age Fair

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SUN CITY CENTER – The Banquet Room of the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce was transformed recently into a showcase for all things metaphysical.

Ruskin woman makes a difference, one class at a time

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SUN CITY CENTER – When Marcile Buzbee moved back to Ruskin four years ago, she began studying for an insurance license to start her own business. Once she was established as an independent representative for AFLAC...

Preschoolers raise $2,000 for St. Jude Chidlren’s Hospital

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GIBSONTON – Being helpful, especially to those in need, is an important character trait the children at Kids R Kids Southshore learn early on. It’s built into fun-filled activities aimed at teaching them an...

Sun City Center artist captures ‘essence of God’s beautiful creations’

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SUN CITY CENTER – Many South Shore residents know Suzanne Prach as the first arts coordinator for the John Crawford Fine Art Gallery at the SouthShore Regional Library. During her three years in that role, she als...

Nashville Hall of Fame performers return to Sun City Center

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For the fifth year running, the Nashville Hall of Fame On The Road Again show is returning to Sun City Center this Saturday.

Fish to help in the fight against leukemia

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APOLLO BEACH – The South Shore Anglers are looking for residents who’d like to fish, win prizes and help fight pediatric cancer.

Tea is more than turning over a new leaf

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APOLLO BEACH – Like most folks in the South, Shawn Geitner grew up drinking tea. But never in her wildest dreams did she ever think she’d own a business based on the aromatic beverage.

State park invites all to take a walk on the wild side

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WIMAUMA – The Little Manatee River State Park will host its second Spring Fling Saturday by offering residents a day of fun-filled, nature-related activities. The event is aimed at educating visitors about the par...

David Gee honored by Sun City Center MOWW chapter

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SUN CITY CENTER – Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee has received plenty of kudos since he was elected as the county’s top law enforcement official in 2004. But the recent Silver Patrick Henry Award give...