The August 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The August 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue…

We explore Busch Gardens, learn about increases to the county meal program, visit a local shelter that CAREs about homeless pets, meet the new SCC Community Association president, get a refresher on Florida traffic laws, review updates to the Florida COVID-19 guidelines, get to know several SCC clubs, travel back in time to see what local shopping was like in the early days of Sun City Center Plaza, discover a new reason to “Get off the Couch,” check in with the Supervisor of Elections about upcoming opportunities to vote, and travel to Iceland’s Golden Circle.

Enjoy these stories, and be sure to read the SCC Bulletin, Kings Point, Community News, and Military 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 August 2020 Issue of The News

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...

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 July...

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 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

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...

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 July...

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 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

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...

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 July...

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 Photo Club members are passing the time while social distancing. We share the results of the recent SCCCA vote, explore the causes of compassion fatigue, learn about lawn bowling, meet some local musicians who shared their talent with an impromptu concert, and thank local volunteers who came together to create and distribute face masks for health care workers and the community. Then we hop in the time machine with the History Society and come back to the future to debunk common myths about growing orchids.

Read the MAY 2020 Issue of The News

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...

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 July...

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 APRIL 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The APRIL 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue…

Get the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic response from the CDC, Hillsborough County, and other local and state agencies and organizations. Learn how to outsmart scammers with tips gleaned from the Elder Care Summit. Celebrate artistic creativity with the Stained Glass Club; meet your very talented neighbors; get to know a family with deep connections to SCC; learn about some new local clubs; go Trail Blazing; revisit the colorful, musical fun of the Swim Dancers; and explore some SCC history.

Then be sure to…

Check out the Entertainment Corner, SCC Bulletin, Kings Point, Community News, Dance, Military News, Faith & Service, Arts, Sports, and South County Events sections to help you plan your month.

NOTE: Many events have been canceled or postponed, and some venues are currently closed. Be sure to contact the event organizer listed before attending.

Read the April 2020 Issue of The News

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...

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 July...

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 March 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The March 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue…

Save the Date for the Senior Summit with AG Barr and AG Moody on March 3, as well as the can’t-miss community-wide celebration of FunFest on March 21. Hear from the SCCCA Long-Range planners, meet a local Creative Person with many incredible talents, learn how to protect yourself from Identity Theft, read how a Classic Car & Craft Brew event supported scholarships for local students, and how the Samaritans celebrated their “Fun”raiser Dance. Also in this issue, the SCC Softball team plays USA Patriots, we discover a natural wonderland Right Next Door, and join an “Accidental Athlete” as he explores great ways to stay healthy…

Then be sure to…

Check out the Entertainment Corner, SCC Bulletin, Kings Point, Community News, Dance, Military News, Faith & Service, Arts, Sports, Travel, and South County Events sections to help you plan your month.

Read the March 2020 Issue of The News

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...

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 July...

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...