Charity Bingo May 10

Charity Bingo May 10

Come out and see if it’s your turn to yell, “Bingo!” while supporting the Campaign Against Human Trafficking-Southshore (CAHT). Friday, May 10, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Located in the Florida Room, 945-D North Course Lane. $10 for an 8-pack of bingo cards. No entry fee. Special games, concessions. Gift cards, and fantastic prizes. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., first come basis. Game starts at 4 p.m. Don’t be late! For more information, call Robbie Chapin, 319.360.7025 or email robertainscc@gmail.com.

 

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Interfaith Council Supports American Legion Youth

Interfaith Council Supports American Legion Youth

Interfaith Council Supports American Legion Youth

By Jay Sparkman

 

The Sun City Center Interfaith Social Action Council recently presented a $2,500 grant to American Legion Post 246 for the purpose of financing four registrations for Florida Boys State and two registrations for the Florida Youth Law Cadet Academy. The students will be chosen from Lennard HS and East Bay High School.

The SCC Interfaith Council uses monies from the sale of donated goods at the Nearly New Shop in Sun City Center Plaza to fund grants and scholarships in the South Shore area. For more information go to www.InterfaithCouncilofSunCityCenter.com or call 813.642.9099.

In the photo: L-R, Jim Haney, Post 246 Boys State Coordinator; Nick Caleca, Interfaith Council grants committee; Jim Wendell, Commander Post 246.

 

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Growth and Development in South County

Growth and Development in South County

Growth and Development in South County

By Kai Rambow

 

Construction here, construction there, construction everywhere.  Working counter-clockwise on a map, here’s what’s happening around us:

Vista Palms: South of Wawa on 301. Over 700 family homes almost completed. Houses range in size from 1,461 to 3,326 sq. ft.

Southshore Bay: Heading north on 301 from Vista Palms, right on SR-674 and east of Wawa, this huge development is in the early stages of development. Metro Development Group invited three different builders with houses ranging in size from 1,396 to 2,650 sq.ft.

The big feature here will be a man made, five-acre, crystal clear, blue lagoon.  Residents will be able to swim, paddleboard, sail, and kayak.  Greg Singleton, President of Metro Development Group, described the concept: “Anyone can develop just another master planned community, but we thought, why not be bold and push the envelope?” The lagoon is expected to be completed in 2020, and 2,142 homes will be completed over a five-year period. There is a separate, gated, active adult section currently under construction within this community.

Sereno: Heading west on 674, just before Walmart. Sereno, also by Metro, has already involved four different builders. Family and retiree houses range in size from 1,267 to 3,192 sq.ft. A total of 728 homes will be completed in three more years.

Valencia Lakes: Heading north on 301, this is the community we perhaps know best. This 55+ community has recently finished the last of 1,200 homes.  Their lakes are large with plenty of paths for walking and cycling. They also have their own community center pool and recreational facilities. It looks beautiful now.

Valencia Del Sol: Heading farther north on 301, you’ll encounter several developments at 19th Avenue NE. Turn right at this intersection and you’ll reach the entrance to Valencia Del Sol, another 55+ community by the same builder of Valencia Lakes. Total will be under 600 homes ranging in size from 1,492 to 3,273 sq.ft.

Orchids at Cypress Creek: Exiting Valencia Del Sol, keep traveling on 19th Ave NE through the intersection at 301.  You’ll encounter three drives leading to new home developments.  These are all part of Cypress Creek, which is being built in several phases.  Right now, some of those drives have homes, others don’t have one house built yet. Sizes range from 1,504 to 2,497 sq.ft. with their own community facilities, including a large pool. In another two years, 338 families will call this home.

Cypress Mill: Continue traveling west on 19th, past Southshore Library, and you’ll reach this family community. House sizes range from 1,300 to 3,777 sq.ft., and they too will have community facilities with a large pool. There are three phases planned, eventually adding almost 900 homes.

Shadetree Apartments: Exit Cypress Mills and head south on Cypress Creek and you’ll immediately see these luxury apartments. There will be 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units available with a pool and recreational facilities in the center of the complex. A total of 260 apartments are expected to be ready in July.

IN THE PHOTO: The first lagoon community is well under way. Southshore Bay will have a similar lagoon completed in 2020. Photo courtesy of Metro Development Group.

 

Heart & Mind Health as We Age

Heart & Mind Health as We Age

Heart & Mind Health as We Age

Lunch & Learn Health Symposiums for Sun City Center Residents

 

The Emergency Squad, in conjunction with Sun Towers, and the Sun City Center Men’s Club, is co-sponsoring a health symposium for residents. The topics will focus on heart health and depression and dementia. The symposium is being presented by Tampa General Hospital, who is also providing lunch. There will be two dates available, but both presentations will be the same. The first event will be held at Community Hall on April 9, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The second event will be held on April 25 at Veteran’s Theater in Kings Point, also from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

You must register in advance as space is limited. You can register for either event by calling 813.660.6101 or go online at “www.tgh.org/healthed”.

 

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April Free Movie Matinee and Evening Showing

April Free Movie Matinee and Evening Showing

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center would like to invite the community to their FREE April movie, won’t you be my neighbor. Join UMC of SCC on Friday, April 12, for popcorn and a great movie, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” There will be two showings, a matinee at 3 PM and an evening showing at 6 PM. This is a free movie for the community. For more information, call the office at 813-634-2539. The church is located at 1210 Del Webb Blvd West in Sun City Center.

Charmingly soft-spoken and yet powerfully incisive expressing his profound ideals, Fred Rogers was a unique presence on television for generations. Through interviews of his family and colleagues, the life of this would-be pastor is explored as a man who found a more important calling to provide an oasis for children in a video sea of violent bombardment. That proved to be his landmark series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968), a show that could gently delve into important subjects no other children’s show would have dared for that time.

Rogers experienced a career where his sweet-tempered idealism charmed and influenced the world whether it be scores of children on TV or recalcitrant authorities in government. However, that beloved personality also hid Rogers’ deep self-doubts about himself and occasional misjudgments even as he proved a rock of understanding in times of tragedy for a world that did not always comprehend a man of such noble character.

 

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SCC Jazzmatazz at the Follies

SCC Jazzmatazz at the Follies

Jazzmatazz, a jazz dance group in Sun City Center, will again be performing a brand-new routine for The Kings Point Follies to be held on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and two shows on Saturday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Kings Point box office. 

Jazzmatazz choreographer, Diane LeFrancois, is directing as well as choreographing The Follies, which will make this year a show you won’t want to miss. Diane brings years of stage experience to our community, and with her high energy and creative choreography, this year’s show promises more fun and entertainment than ever before!

If you are interested in joining our dance group, and perhaps joining us on stage next year, call Cheri Didday, President, 727.687.3210 for information. Jazzmatazz can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on this year. Come to the show, anything can happen!

 

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