Coffee with a Cop June 25

Coffee with a Cop June 25

Deputy Jeffrey Merry would like to invite you to join your neighbors and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies for “Coffee with a Cop” on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 8 to 9 a.m., at the Ruskin Dunkin Donuts location, 717 Cypress Creek Blvd.

Deputy Merry says this is an opportunity to have a conversation with your local patrol deputies and detectives. He has invited Sheriff Chronister to attend.

 

Coffee with a Cop June 25

Coffee with a Cop June 25

Deputy Jeffrey Merry would like to invite you to join your neighbors and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies for “Coffee with a Cop” on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 8 to 9 a.m., at the Ruskin Dunkin Donuts location, 717 Cypress Creek Blvd.Deputy Merry says...

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally!

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally! By Diane M. Loeffler   Florida loves to throw a party. There are festivals and expos somewhere in central Florida nearly every weekend. The Chalk Festival may well be one of the most visually pleasing of all them....

South Hillsborough Veterans Clinic to Open May 21

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The May 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue… Discover some beautiful art that tricks your senses; learn what happened when Governor Ron DeSantis came to town; save the date for the new Riverview VA Clinic Open House and Grand Opening, as well as the annual Memorial Day...

SCC Mobility Study Community Workshop

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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....

Interfaith Council Supports American Legion Youth

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South Hillsborough Veterans Clinic to Open May 21

South Hillsborough Veterans Clinic to Open May 21

The highly-anticipated VA South Hillsborough Outpatient Clinic is scheduled to open May 21. Located at 12920 Summerfield Crossing Boulevard, at the corner of US-301, the 50,000-square-foot clinic expects to serve more than 10,000 Veterans residing in Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Gibsonton, Wimauma, and Apollo Beach.

Open House May 14

The medical team will be led by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patricia Mossop; and the services provided will include: primary care including women’s primary care, radiology, audiology, dietary and mental health counseling, laboratory, pharmacy, physical medicine and rehab, respiratory therapy, social work, prosthetics, telehealth, podiatry, and patient advocacy.

While there are no geographical restrictions on where Veterans may receive care, patients of providers moving from the Primary Care Annex to the new South Hillsborough clinic and existing Haley patients will be given priority. Patients who wish to have their care transferred to the new clinic should discuss this with their Primary Care Physician.

Veterans who are not currently enrolled in VA health care should contact the VA’s Enrollment & Eligibility Office at 813.972.2000 ext. 1710, or visit “www.tampa.va.gov/patients/eligibility.asp” for further information. An open house is scheduled for May 14. The first patient day will be May 21.

 

Note: Some facts provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Coffee with a Cop June 25

Coffee with a Cop June 25

Deputy Jeffrey Merry would like to invite you to join your neighbors and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies for “Coffee with a Cop” on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 8 to 9 a.m., at the Ruskin Dunkin Donuts location, 717 Cypress Creek Blvd.Deputy Merry says...

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally!

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally!

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Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally!

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally! By Diane M. Loeffler   Florida loves to throw a party. There are festivals and expos somewhere in central Florida nearly every weekend. The Chalk Festival may well be one of the most visually pleasing of all them....

South Hillsborough Veterans Clinic to Open May 21

The highly-anticipated VA South Hillsborough Outpatient Clinic is scheduled to open May 21. Located at 12920 Summerfield Crossing Boulevard, at the corner of US-301, the 50,000-square-foot clinic expects to serve more than 10,000 Veterans residing in...

The May 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue… Discover some beautiful art that tricks your senses; learn what happened when Governor Ron DeSantis came to town; save the date for the new Riverview VA Clinic Open House and Grand Opening, as well as the annual Memorial Day...

SCC Mobility Study Community Workshop

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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....

Interfaith Council Supports American Legion Youth

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The May 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

The May 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue…

Discover some beautiful art that tricks your senses; learn what happened when Governor Ron DeSantis came to town; save the date for the new Riverview VA Clinic Open House and Grand Opening, as well as the annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Get the scoop on some grant funds available for community beautification projects; view some gorgeous award-winning photographs; meet a local creative person; get to know the Multi-Cultural Heritage Club; find out who mans the phones for the SCC Emergency Squad; celebrate 30 years of ‘Marvel’ous imagination with The Comics Club; learn about local bus tours, and cruise through Chicago to explore some stunning architecture.

 

And be sure to…

Check out the 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. And travel with your friends and neighbors who took The News around the world.

 

Read the May 2019 Issue of The News

 

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally!

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally! By Diane M. Loeffler   Florida loves to throw a party. There are festivals and expos somewhere in central Florida nearly every weekend. The Chalk Festival may well be one of the most visually pleasing of all them....

South Hillsborough Veterans Clinic to Open May 21

The highly-anticipated VA South Hillsborough Outpatient Clinic is scheduled to open May 21. Located at 12920 Summerfield Crossing Boulevard, at the corner of US-301, the 50,000-square-foot clinic expects to serve more than 10,000 Veterans residing in...

The May 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue… Discover some beautiful art that tricks your senses; learn what happened when Governor Ron DeSantis came to town; save the date for the new Riverview VA Clinic Open House and Grand Opening, as well as the annual Memorial Day...

SCC Mobility Study Community Workshop

SCC Mobility Study Community WorkshopMay 9, 2019 at Community Hall Hillsborough County has developed a series of concepts to improve golf cart, pedestrian, and bicycle mobility for Sun City Center.  These are a result of community input and technical...

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....

Interfaith Council Supports American Legion Youth

Interfaith Council Supports American Legion YouthBy 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...

SCC Mobility Study Community Workshop

SCC Mobility Study Community Workshop

SCC Mobility Study Community Workshop

May 9, 2019 at Community Hall

 

Hillsborough County has developed a series of concepts to improve golf cart, pedestrian, and bicycle mobility for Sun City Center.  These are a result of community input and technical evaluation and include planning level construction cost estimates.  Hillsborough County is providing the community an opportunity to review the concepts prior to the presentation on May 9. Click the link below to review and rank the concepts.

Mobility Study Survey

You may also review a fact sheet which is available in the CA office and check out the poster in the Atrium near the Kiosk.  If you don’t want to go on line, input sheets are also available in the office. 

 

*Info provided by SCC Community Association

*Image from mobility survey

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally!

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally! By Diane M. Loeffler   Florida loves to throw a party. There are festivals and expos somewhere in central Florida nearly every weekend. The Chalk Festival may well be one of the most visually pleasing of all them....

South Hillsborough Veterans Clinic to Open May 21

The highly-anticipated VA South Hillsborough Outpatient Clinic is scheduled to open May 21. Located at 12920 Summerfield Crossing Boulevard, at the corner of US-301, the 50,000-square-foot clinic expects to serve more than 10,000 Veterans residing in...

The May 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue… Discover some beautiful art that tricks your senses; learn what happened when Governor Ron DeSantis came to town; save the date for the new Riverview VA Clinic Open House and Grand Opening, as well as the annual Memorial Day...

SCC Mobility Study Community Workshop

SCC Mobility Study Community WorkshopMay 9, 2019 at Community Hall Hillsborough County has developed a series of concepts to improve golf cart, pedestrian, and bicycle mobility for Sun City Center.  These are a result of community input and technical...

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....

Interfaith Council Supports American Legion Youth

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Pianist Returns to SCC

Pianist Returns to SCC

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, welcomes back talented pianist and accordionist, Frank M. Cimino for a 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 concert. The concert is entitled, Frank Cimino and Musical Friends” Music genres performed will include pop, polka, patriotic, gospel and more.

Frank began his musical training in 1944. He has performed in both big and small dance bands for over 50 years. He has played throughout the Northeastern and Southeastern USA, as well as in Hawaii, Guam and Italy. 

He now performs pro bono, donating his time and talent to youth organizations, senior centers, churches, military veteran organizations and hospitals. Frank has an especially soft spot in his heart for veterans. When asked about it, he stated, “We can’t thank our veterans enough for all their service and sacrifices”.  It was Frank’s uncle, a veteran himself, who helped launch his musical training and career back in 1944. 

Frank, an LSU graduate, now enjoys directing musical shows and “backing” talented singers and instrumental musicians, mostly in PA, DE and FL. During the May 3 concert, Frank will feature four very talented, local vocalists, several professional accordionists and a guitar and harmonica-playing songwriter. All will be backed by Frank and a professional drummer from the Naples, FL area.  It promises to be a fun, nostalgic and most enjoyable evening. Mark your calendar for this May 3, 7 p.m. concert.

A donation of only $5 will be requested at the door on the night of the concert. For additional information, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, visit www.sccumc.com.

 

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally!

Chalk Festival: Art on the Street, Literally! By Diane M. Loeffler   Florida loves to throw a party. There are festivals and expos somewhere in central Florida nearly every weekend. The Chalk Festival may well be one of the most visually pleasing of all them....

South Hillsborough Veterans Clinic to Open May 21

The highly-anticipated VA South Hillsborough Outpatient Clinic is scheduled to open May 21. Located at 12920 Summerfield Crossing Boulevard, at the corner of US-301, the 50,000-square-foot clinic expects to serve more than 10,000 Veterans residing in...

The May 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue… Discover some beautiful art that tricks your senses; learn what happened when Governor Ron DeSantis came to town; save the date for the new Riverview VA Clinic Open House and Grand Opening, as well as the annual Memorial Day...

SCC Mobility Study Community Workshop

SCC Mobility Study Community WorkshopMay 9, 2019 at Community Hall Hillsborough County has developed a series of concepts to improve golf cart, pedestrian, and bicycle mobility for Sun City Center.  These are a result of community input and technical...

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....

Interfaith Council Supports American Legion Youth

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Tampa Airport’s Phase 1 Completed

Tampa Airport’s Phase 1 Completed

Tampa Airport’s Phase 1 Completed

By Kai Rambow

 

After more than two years, major improvements at the Tampa airport are open. SkyConnect is a monorail type train running from the main terminal to economy parking and then to the new car rental center.

A car rental center might just appear to be an addition, but involves much more. The new, much larger space now allows for double the number of car rental companies on site for a total of sixteen.

More importantly, the new center reduces traffic at the main terminal. A visitor would fly in, rent a car and drive away from the main terminal.  When returning the visitor would return to the terminal. Then a car jockey would drive the car to be cleaned for the next rental.  And finally, the jockey would return the clean car for the next renter. A total of four traffic interactions for each car, now take place away from the main terminal.

 

SkyConnect

Once you know the new system, it’s fairly easy to navigate and pretty efficient.  Here are some tips to help you:

(1) If you’re using your favorite off-site parking, this won’t impact you at all.

(2) If you use economy parking, you’re best to park in either gold (yellow) or orange.  Take the elevator to the first floor, then walk to the elevators for the trains.  Those elevators will take you to the top floor.  Note: trains stop in the center section, so check above the doors to see you’re standing in the right spot to board.

Be sure to either sit or hold on: the train moves very quickly. Once at the main terminal, take the escalators or elevators down. You’re now on the departures level, which means you can head straight to your gate if you have your boarding pass and no luggage to check. If you need to check in/check luggage, you’ll still need to head one level down.

(3)  If you have visitors coming and they are renting a car, they will need to board the train and ride it for two stops to reach the new car rental center. As soon as they exit the train, rental counters are right there. When they return, they can check flight times, get their boarding passes and check luggage at the car rental center.

 

Restaurants

More restaurants have been moved to the airside terminals, so passengers have more choices close to their departure gates. What you might notice is that 40 percent of the restaurants are local. If you fly Southwest, there is an actual beer distillery in that terminal.

As a regular traveler through Tampa, the airport has skillfully kept the things that make it so easy to travel in and out of, and successfully made changes to cope with growth.

 

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South Hillsborough Veterans Clinic to Open May 21

The highly-anticipated VA South Hillsborough Outpatient Clinic is scheduled to open May 21. Located at 12920 Summerfield Crossing Boulevard, at the corner of US-301, the 50,000-square-foot clinic expects to serve more than 10,000 Veterans residing in...

The May 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS!

In this issue… Discover some beautiful art that tricks your senses; learn what happened when Governor Ron DeSantis came to town; save the date for the new Riverview VA Clinic Open House and Grand Opening, as well as the annual Memorial Day...

SCC Mobility Study Community Workshop

SCC Mobility Study Community WorkshopMay 9, 2019 at Community Hall Hillsborough County has developed a series of concepts to improve golf cart, pedestrian, and bicycle mobility for Sun City Center.  These are a result of community input and technical...

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....

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