December 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

December 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue…

Celebrate 60 years with the Men’s Club, mark the season with the Holiday Cart Parade, join in the fun of Lighting Up SCC, review the progress of the Long Range Planners over the past year, enjoy “Hi, Neighbor!”, learn whooo visited the Audubon Club, fly with a massive flamingo, get some holiday gift ideas, make Family Connections, meet some incredible neighbors, celebrate Christmas in the Wild, commemorate a century of life, revisit a war zone, explore why Samaritan Services is vital to SCC, learn why the Lifeline program can help save a life… and, if you’re a member of the SCCCA, cast your VOTE!

Then be sure to check out the Holiday, SCCCA Club News, Kings Point News, Military News, Sports, Arts, Faith & Service, and Community News sections to help you plan your month.

Read the December 2022 Issue of The News

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November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

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October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

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September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

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Local Lookalikes Run With the Hemingways

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Community Expo Showcases ER at Sun City Center

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November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

As we turn our clocks back (November 6) and look forward to fall, we hope you are doing well and excited about another beautiful month here in Sun City Center and South Hillsborough County.

In this issue…

After Hurricane Ian, our neighbors in South Florida and wildlife here in SCC need some assistance. Meet some folks working to offer that help. Discover how some of your neighbors decked their halls for Halloween, save the date for “Hi, Neighbor!” and the annual Holiday Golf Cart Parade, get an update from the Long Range Planning Committee, celebrate an “Island Man,” Meet the Candidates for the SCCCA Board of Directors, cruise and learn with Tampa Bay Watch, read an After the Storm report from HCSO Deputy Jeff Merry, revisit the Mosquito Bowl, learn 10 reasons to enter your cart in the Holiday Parade, meet a centenarian, and get ready for all the upcoming seasonal events in SCC & South County.

Then be sure to check out the SCCCA Club News, Kings Point News, Military News, Sports, Arts, Faith & Service, and Community News sections to help you plan your month.

Read the November 2022 Issue of The News

November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

As we turn our clocks back (November 6) and look forward to fall, we hope you are doing well and excited about another beautiful month here in Sun City Center and South Hillsborough County. In this issue… After Hurricane Ian, our...

October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

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September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue… Run with the Hemingways, explore the new ER at Sun City Center, take a Night Out with the sheriff’s department, see how SCC is Sprucing Up, celebrate Photo Club competition winners, get updated on the Long Range Plan, make some...

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October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

First and foremost, all of us at The News hope that all of you reading this came through Hurricane Ian healthy and safe. Our News team fared well, considering. A few trees and power lines down, loss of power, and the general inconveniences of temporarily losing modern conveniences. Our friends and colleagues to the south took a much harder hit. Our thoughts are with them. The News is encouraging anyone who is able to donate to your favorite relief organization. SCC was built on neighbors helping neighbors. We’re a GENEROUS community, which is something we see in EVERY issue of The News. The more we give, the better and faster those folks will be able to rebuild. And, if YOU are in need, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We will do our best to connect you to help.

In this issue…

The Long Range Planning Committee wants to hear from you, attend a Very Special Tea Party, go Trail Blazing, find out where to get your flu shot, save the date for “Hi, Neighbor!,” get to know some local military families who serve in and out of uniform, connect with the Family Resource Center, be inspired by the Strong Dogs, offer a heartfelt farewell to an outstanding member of our News team, explore some Cigar City history and culture, view Rodin’s great works, meet some Kindred Spirits, have some “Naughty” fun with the Pelican Players, and find out when and where to get out and vote!

Then be sure to check out the SCCCA Club News, Kings Point News, Military News, Sports, Arts, Faith & Service, and Community News sections to help you plan your month.

Read the October 2022 Issue of The News

November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

As we turn our clocks back (November 6) and look forward to fall, we hope you are doing well and excited about another beautiful month here in Sun City Center and South Hillsborough County. In this issue… After Hurricane Ian, our...

October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

First and foremost, all of us at The News hope that all of you reading this came through Hurricane Ian healthy and safe. Our News team fared well, considering. A few trees and power lines down, loss of power, and the general inconveniences of temporarily...

September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue… Run with the Hemingways, explore the new ER at Sun City Center, take a Night Out with the sheriff’s department, see how SCC is Sprucing Up, celebrate Photo Club competition winners, get updated on the Long Range Plan, make some...

Local Lookalikes Run With the Hemingways

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Community Expo Showcases ER at Sun City Center

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September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue…

Run with the Hemingways, explore the new ER at Sun City Center, take a Night Out with the sheriff’s department, see how SCC is Sprucing Up, celebrate Photo Club competition winners, get updated on the Long Range Plan, make some “Family Connections,” have a “Heart to Hart,” discover how Our Lady’s Pantry is helping local veterans, run a Relay for Life, weigh in on community safety improvements, celebrate 95 years with Russ Merritt, learn how Rotary is improving our community, step back in time at the Plant Museum, meet our new community services aide, and celebrate local scholars.

Then be sure to check out the SCCCA Club News, Kings Point News, Military News, Sports, Arts, Faith & Service, and Community News sections to help you plan your month.

Read the September 2022 Issue of The News

November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

As we turn our clocks back (November 6) and look forward to fall, we hope you are doing well and excited about another beautiful month here in Sun City Center and South Hillsborough County. In this issue… After Hurricane Ian, our...

October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

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September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue… Run with the Hemingways, explore the new ER at Sun City Center, take a Night Out with the sheriff’s department, see how SCC is Sprucing Up, celebrate Photo Club competition winners, get updated on the Long Range Plan, make some...

Local Lookalikes Run With the Hemingways

Local Lookalikes Run With the Hemingways

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Community Expo Showcases ER at Sun City Center

Community Expo Showcases ER at Sun City Center

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5th Annual SCC Relay for Life Surpasses Goal

5th Annual SCC Relay for Life Surpasses Goal

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Local Lookalikes Run With the Hemingways

Local Lookalikes Run With the Hemingways

Local Lookalikes Run With the Hemingways

By Kai Rambow

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” – Ernest Hemingway

“There might have been some alcohol involved,” recalled Gary Mull.  Mull recently participated in the 41st Hemingway Look Alike contest.  Key West is a favorite destination for residents Janet Wright and Gary Mull.  They have sailed there a few times.  The contest was a great reason for another trip to Key West.

A good friend of Gary’s had been competing for several years. Paul encouraged Gary to grow a beard and enter the competition. Out of 140 contestants, Gary and Paul made the semi-finalist list of 25. The 25 were whittled down to five, and then a winner was selected.

Despite the hot and humid conditions, Key West was sold out. Created by the Hemingway Society, the contest isn’t just a fun event. The contest is used as a fundraiser for scholarships. Originally focused on literary related studies, the Society has put special emphasis on nursing students studying in the Keys.  There is a shortage of qualified health care professionals here. This was inspired by A Farewell to Arms.  This past year, 17 students received scholarships.

SCC resident, Gary Mull, right, participating in Key West’s 41st Hemingway Look Alike contest.

With over 140 contestants, it took two nights at Sloppy Joes to determine the semi-finalists.  Previous winners, called “Papas,” comprise the judges’ panel. Each contestant has 15 seconds to say or do something. Most spoke; a few, like Gary, sang; and one guy blew a conch shell.

“The whole thing was fun. Typically, most people here were interested in Hemingway and his work, so starting conversations was easy,” remembered Gary.  The third night a winner was selected.  A recreation of the running of the bulls was a highlight. Past winners get to ride one of the bulls on wheels in the parade.

TOP PHOTO: A previous winner rides a bull on wheels in downtown Key West.

November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

November 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

As we turn our clocks back (November 6) and look forward to fall, we hope you are doing well and excited about another beautiful month here in Sun City Center and South Hillsborough County. In this issue… After Hurricane Ian, our...

October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

October 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

First and foremost, all of us at The News hope that all of you reading this came through Hurricane Ian healthy and safe. Our News team fared well, considering. A few trees and power lines down, loss of power, and the general inconveniences of temporarily...

September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

September 2022 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue… Run with the Hemingways, explore the new ER at Sun City Center, take a Night Out with the sheriff’s department, see how SCC is Sprucing Up, celebrate Photo Club competition winners, get updated on the Long Range Plan, make some...

Local Lookalikes Run With the Hemingways

Local Lookalikes Run With the Hemingways

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Community Expo Showcases ER at Sun City Center

Community Expo Showcases ER at Sun City Center

Community Expo Showcases ER at Sun City CenterBy Bob Sanchez The ER at Sun City Center hosted a Community Expo to show off the brand-new facility to the public. The free-standing building is an extension of Manatee Memorial Hospital....

5th Annual SCC Relay for Life Surpasses Goal

5th Annual SCC Relay for Life Surpasses Goal

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