The JULY 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The JULY 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue…

The community comes together to celebrate our healthcare heroes, and we catch up with the Pelican Players. We review updates to the COVID-19 guidelines, show you where to get tested, fill you in on new procedures for the re-opened SCC Library, and get back in the swing of things with SCC Softball.

We celebrate community members who really went the extra mile for their neighbors, shine a spotlight on a couple who has dedicated decades of exemplary service to this community, welcome a new CA board member, and tip our hat to another who is stepping away. We also take a moment to enjoy some “doggone good” happenings in Kings Point and celebrate with some happy couples who are marking major milestones in the midst of the pandemic. Then we get to know a remarkable local athlete, and delve into the life of an extraordinary woman with a review of “Florence Adler Swims Forever.”

Enjoy these stories, and be sure to read the Bulletin and Community News sections to help you plan your month.

Florida in Phase 2

*Orders subject to change based on new or updated state or county mandates.

Testing Centers in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County has a new testing reservation line. Call 888.513.6321 to make an appointment for a test at any of the seven county testing locations, including three in South County:

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center

Wimauma Opportunity Center, 5128 SR-674

SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. SE, Ruskin

Suncoast Community Health Centers, 313 S. Lakewood Drive, Brandon

Lee Davis Community Resource Center, 3402 N. 22nd St., Tampa

Plant City Community Resource Center, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Plant City

Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa

Reservation call center hours are weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals arriving without an appointment will not be tested. You must have your confirmation code, as well as a photo ID with the name and date of birth of all persons being tested, when you go for the test. For further testing information, visit “www.hillsboroughcounty.org” and search “getting-tested”. In the results, scroll down to “Testing & If You’re Sick”.

Read the JULY 2020 Issue of The News

CA President Sudman Resigns

CA President Sudman Resigns

On July 1, SCCCA President Sam Sudman resigned, effective immediately, citing personal reasons. Sam has done quite a lot for this community; so, if you have a chance, reach out to thank him for his years of dedicated service to SCC.The CA Board met on...

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

The 2020-21 school year begins on August 10, 2020, and the Wimauma Boys & Girls Club needs your help! They are now accepting school supplies through Monday, August 3, 2020. Collection sites include: Sun City Center United Methodist Church1210 W. Del...

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

As of Friday, June 5, 2020, all but three Florida counties – Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade – have now entered “Phase 2” of reopening after the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a breakdown of what that means in a handy chart provided by Gov. Ron DeSantis’...

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… We celebrate our healthcare heroes, review updates to the COVID-19 guidelines, shine the spotlight on a local disaster relief crew, look at life during lockdown, plan ahead for emergencies, review hurricane preparedness tips,...

Thank you.

Thank you.

By E. Adam Porter, Editor Out of an abundance of caution, in these challenging times, for the good of the community, we have all come together to read sentences that begin like this entirely too much over the past month or so. Let’s start over with what...

The May 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The May 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… We review COVID-19 updates and get some information on testing, thank our SCC Emergency Squad and Security Patrol volunteers for staying “on the job” through the pandemic, and take a look at how some of the talented and creative...

CA President Sudman Resigns

CA President Sudman Resigns

On July 1, SCCCA President Sam Sudman resigned, effective immediately, citing personal reasons. Sam has done quite a lot for this community; so, if you have a chance, reach out to thank him for his years of dedicated service to SCC.

The CA Board met on January 2 and elected Director Bob Sullivan as President to finish out Sam’s term, which ends January 6, 2021.

 

In the photo: County Commissioner Sandra Murman presents Sam Sudman with the Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award in 2017. (News file photo)

CA President Sudman Resigns

CA President Sudman Resigns

On July 1, SCCCA President Sam Sudman resigned, effective immediately, citing personal reasons. Sam has done quite a lot for this community; so, if you have a chance, reach out to thank him for his years of dedicated service to SCC.The CA Board met on...

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

The 2020-21 school year begins on August 10, 2020, and the Wimauma Boys & Girls Club needs your help! They are now accepting school supplies through Monday, August 3, 2020. Collection sites include: Sun City Center United Methodist Church1210 W. Del...

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

As of Friday, June 5, 2020, all but three Florida counties – Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade – have now entered “Phase 2” of reopening after the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a breakdown of what that means in a handy chart provided by Gov. Ron DeSantis’...

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… We celebrate our healthcare heroes, review updates to the COVID-19 guidelines, shine the spotlight on a local disaster relief crew, look at life during lockdown, plan ahead for emergencies, review hurricane preparedness tips,...

Thank you.

Thank you.

By E. Adam Porter, Editor Out of an abundance of caution, in these challenging times, for the good of the community, we have all come together to read sentences that begin like this entirely too much over the past month or so. Let’s start over with what...

The May 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The May 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… We review COVID-19 updates and get some information on testing, thank our SCC Emergency Squad and Security Patrol volunteers for staying “on the job” through the pandemic, and take a look at how some of the talented and creative...

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

The 2020-21 school year begins on August 10, 2020, and the Wimauma Boys & Girls Club needs your help! They are now accepting school supplies through Monday, August 3, 2020.

Collection sites include:

Sun City Center United Methodist Church

1210 W. Del Webb Blvd.

Sun City Center Emergency Squad

720 Ray Watson Dr.

 

Please see flyer below for a list of needed school supplies, thanks!

School supplies needed include but are not limited to: black, blue, and red ink pens; blunt-tip scissors, glue, both bottles and sticks; colored pencils (erasable please); disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer; dry erase markers; erasers; highlighters, pencil pouches or cases; pencil sharpeners; pencils; pocket folders (pronged); rulers; spiral notebooks; tissue boxes; and wide-ruled notebook paper.

This effort is in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

 

CA President Sudman Resigns

CA President Sudman Resigns

On July 1, SCCCA President Sam Sudman resigned, effective immediately, citing personal reasons. Sam has done quite a lot for this community; so, if you have a chance, reach out to thank him for his years of dedicated service to SCC.The CA Board met on...

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

The 2020-21 school year begins on August 10, 2020, and the Wimauma Boys & Girls Club needs your help! They are now accepting school supplies through Monday, August 3, 2020. Collection sites include: Sun City Center United Methodist Church1210 W. Del...

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

As of Friday, June 5, 2020, all but three Florida counties – Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade – have now entered “Phase 2” of reopening after the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a breakdown of what that means in a handy chart provided by Gov. Ron DeSantis’...

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… We celebrate our healthcare heroes, review updates to the COVID-19 guidelines, shine the spotlight on a local disaster relief crew, look at life during lockdown, plan ahead for emergencies, review hurricane preparedness tips,...

Thank you.

Thank you.

By E. Adam Porter, Editor Out of an abundance of caution, in these challenging times, for the good of the community, we have all come together to read sentences that begin like this entirely too much over the past month or so. Let’s start over with what...

The May 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The May 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… We review COVID-19 updates and get some information on testing, thank our SCC Emergency Squad and Security Patrol volunteers for staying “on the job” through the pandemic, and take a look at how some of the talented and creative...

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

As of Friday, June 5, 2020, all but three Florida counties – Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade – have now entered “Phase 2” of reopening after the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a breakdown of what that means in a handy chart provided by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office:

Read the complete Executive Order here for a full list of all businesses that may now operate and what, if any, restrictions they must follow.

This means

In addition to the restrictions that have already been lifted in Phase 1, you will begin to see more obvious shifts toward normal service and operations at bars, pubs, restaurants, and retail stores. Bar-top seating will be allowed with proper social distancing. Retail stores and gyms can operate at full capacity. Movie theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, bowling alleys, and other similar entertainment venues may operate at 50 percent capacity with appropriate social distancing and sanitation.

Busch Gardens will open soon, and Disney World plans to phase into park re-openings in July. Some other area attractions have already opened their doors. Each of these attractions will have COVID-specific protocols in place. Call ahead or check their websites before heading over.

This does NOT mean COVID-19 has disappeared or that the risk has been entirely mitigated. Sanitation and social distancing protocols currently in place are still encouraged. Seniors and anyone with underlying medical conditions should limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Everyone is encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50 persons.

 

And, in Sun City Center…

Starting on June 15, 2020, the SCCCA will transition to opening these Community Association designated club rooms:

Amateur Radio, Apple Users, Art Club, Billiards, Bunka Art Stitchers, Ceramics, China Painters, Computer Club, DAV, Dollhouse Miniatures, History Society, Lapidary, Model Railroad, Needlecrafters, Photo Club, Potter’s Wheel, Sawdust Engineers, SCC Travel Club, Sew’n Sews, Shell Crafters, Stained Glass, Seniors VS Crime Office, Weavers and Woodcarvers.

In addition, the outdoor pool, walking pool and Atrium walking path will now operate without the session closures. The outdoor pool usage clubs (Deep Water/Shallow Water Aquasizers and Water Volleyball) may also resume.

The Fitness Center will remain as-is with the two-hour sessions with one and a half hours of usage and then closure for thirty minutes for cleaning and sanitizing between sessions. There will be continued monitoring for lesser capacity with social distancing and the suggestion of masks to be worn.

There will be no non-dedicated club usage, meeting/social room usage of the facilities this time.

This is for Community Association and Freedom Plaza card holding members only, No guests.  King’s Point Gold Card holders may attend their affiliated club activities. Hours of Operation for all facilities at this time will remain 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Hillsborough County Library Update

Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, book drops will be open Monday-Friday at all Hillsborough County Library System library locations to accept returns. Your returned items will be placed into quarantine and will still appear as “checked out” on your account. They will be checked in when safety and staffing permit. This will not change the number of items you are able to borrow. Items can be returned to these locations regardless of where you borrowed them from.

CA President Sudman Resigns

CA President Sudman Resigns

On July 1, SCCCA President Sam Sudman resigned, effective immediately, citing personal reasons. Sam has done quite a lot for this community; so, if you have a chance, reach out to thank him for his years of dedicated service to SCC.The CA Board met on...

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

The 2020-21 school year begins on August 10, 2020, and the Wimauma Boys & Girls Club needs your help! They are now accepting school supplies through Monday, August 3, 2020. Collection sites include: Sun City Center United Methodist Church1210 W. Del...

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

As of Friday, June 5, 2020, all but three Florida counties – Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade – have now entered “Phase 2” of reopening after the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a breakdown of what that means in a handy chart provided by Gov. Ron DeSantis’...

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… We celebrate our healthcare heroes, review updates to the COVID-19 guidelines, shine the spotlight on a local disaster relief crew, look at life during lockdown, plan ahead for emergencies, review hurricane preparedness tips,...

Thank you.

Thank you.

By E. Adam Porter, Editor Out of an abundance of caution, in these challenging times, for the good of the community, we have all come together to read sentences that begin like this entirely too much over the past month or so. Let’s start over with what...

The May 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The May 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… We review COVID-19 updates and get some information on testing, thank our SCC Emergency Squad and Security Patrol volunteers for staying “on the job” through the pandemic, and take a look at how some of the talented and creative...

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue…

We celebrate our healthcare heroes, review updates to the COVID-19 guidelines, shine the spotlight on a local disaster relief crew, look at life during lockdown, plan ahead for emergencies, review hurricane preparedness tips, learn what Samaritan Services did with a generous grant, and talk about the latest “fashion trend.” We also have some creative fun with Bunka, celebrate a socially distant birthday, ask readers how they’ve been spending their time at home, and explore the wonders at Selby Gardens.

Florida Full Phase 1

Testing Info, Courtesy of HCSO

Read the JUNE 2020 Issue of The News

CA President Sudman Resigns

CA President Sudman Resigns

On July 1, SCCCA President Sam Sudman resigned, effective immediately, citing personal reasons. Sam has done quite a lot for this community; so, if you have a chance, reach out to thank him for his years of dedicated service to SCC.The CA Board met on...

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

Boys & Girls Club School Supply Drive

The 2020-21 school year begins on August 10, 2020, and the Wimauma Boys & Girls Club needs your help! They are now accepting school supplies through Monday, August 3, 2020. Collection sites include: Sun City Center United Methodist Church1210 W. Del...

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

Florida Re-Opens: Phase 2

As of Friday, June 5, 2020, all but three Florida counties – Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade – have now entered “Phase 2” of reopening after the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a breakdown of what that means in a handy chart provided by Gov. Ron DeSantis’...

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The JUNE 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… We celebrate our healthcare heroes, review updates to the COVID-19 guidelines, shine the spotlight on a local disaster relief crew, look at life during lockdown, plan ahead for emergencies, review hurricane preparedness tips,...

Thank you.

Thank you.

By E. Adam Porter, Editor Out of an abundance of caution, in these challenging times, for the good of the community, we have all come together to read sentences that begin like this entirely too much over the past month or so. Let’s start over with what...

The May 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The May 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… We review COVID-19 updates and get some information on testing, thank our SCC Emergency Squad and Security Patrol volunteers for staying “on the job” through the pandemic, and take a look at how some of the talented and creative...