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Sunday, May 01, 2016

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RB & the Gang to harmonize at Oldies But Goodies dance

RB & the Gang to harmonize at Oldies But Goodies dance

SUN CITY CENTER — As a kid — and at real estate conventions throughout the years — Flo Vachon has been singing her heart out. But it was a chance meeting in Sun City Center that led to her latest gig as a singer for RB & the ...
Published: 04/20/16
Music bridges memory loss for residents with dementia

Music bridges memory loss for residents with dementia

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 nursing facilities a chance to get s...
Updated one month ago
Go crustless for a lighter brunch, lunch or dinner

Go crustless for a lighter brunch, lunch or dinner

Just when I thought I’d churned out every variation of quiche in “quichedom,” along came a snazzy recipe for one that’s crustless.
Updated one month ago
Great winter, great spring in the garden

Great winter, great spring in the garden

Never has my garden had some much color. Since we moved here in 1987, it’s the first time I haven’t had to cover or move plants over the winter. The extra rain helped, too.
Updated one month ago
Spiritual quest takes Ruskin man on 3,000-mile journey 
At 59, he’s challenging himself physically, mentally

Spiritual quest takes Ruskin man on 3,000-mile journey At 59, he’s challenging himself physically, mentally

RUSKIN – Life-affirming vision quests have many benefits. And Tres Smith, of Ruskin, is currently experiencing one riding his bicycle cross country with a group of 25 men and 12 women called Bubba’s Pampered Pedalers.
Updated one month ago
Baby boomers put their spin on golf cars

Baby boomers put their spin on golf cars

SUN CITY CENTER – Alexis Anderson remembers the early days when her husband, Stuart, tended to the maintenance of golf carts at the Carrollwood Country Club. And later he worked for a company in Tampa, which sent him on service calls to Sun Cit...
Updated one month ago

Despite legal permits, someone stole the chamber’s signs

Dexter pulled his car onto the median and unloaded five groups of four signs that read, “It’s Coming!,” “March 31 at Community Hall,” “Spring Trade Show” and “Open to Everyone!”
Updated one month ago

Friendship is a reason to celebrate

Next month, Sandi and I will have been best friends for 75 years. Sound impossible for someone my age? Not really.
Updated one month ago
Chamber trade show in Sun City Center draws large crowd

Chamber trade show in Sun City Center draws large crowd

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.
Updated one month ago
Weather forecast fails to dampen enthusiasm at RedHawk Ranch festival

Weather forecast fails to dampen enthusiasm at RedHawk Ranch festival

WIMAUMA – The inaugural RedHawk Ranch Arts and Crafts Festival in Wimauma drew visitors from miles around who came to enjoy a variety of vendors and entertainers offering paintings, pottery, jewelry, food and music.
Updated one month ago