Learn About IRS Scams

Learn About IRS Scams

Our Community Resource Deputy Jeffery Merry is speaking on Government Imposter Scams and IRS Scams this month. Don’t miss this important, informative seminar.

Three times, and locations to choose:

 

Tuesday, January 14, at 10 a.m.

The Caper Room, Sun City Center Community Association Atrium

 

Tuesday, January 14, at 1 p.m.    

Ripple Room, Kings Point Community

 

Tuesday, January 21, at 11 a.m.  

Freedom Auditorium, Freedom Plaza

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… Relive the “Holiday” fun of the Cart Parade, Breakfast, and Walk. Bask in the warm glow of festive holiday lights. Celebrate another successful SCC Shrine Club Children’s Christmas party and shimmering Apollo Beach boat parade....

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

The “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Golf Cart Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14. Residents, businesses, HOAs, service organizations, and clubs from across the communitywill come together to celebrate the season with festive and creative...

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Mark your calendars for festive holiday fun on December 7. Plan to start your day with a delicious breakfast for only $5! The committee members have been busy planning the gathering, which will be held in Community Hall from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m. The...

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… Save the date for the Holiday Breakfast and Walk (Dec. 7), as well as the Holiday Cart Parade (Dec. 14). Find holiday lights to see in SCC, meet some local woodcarvers, potters, and bird watchers; find out what happened at “Hi,...

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency Squad   

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency Squad   

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency SquadBy Diane M. Loeffler On the afternoon of September 25, the SCC Emergency Squad held a party with cake and coffee to celebrate 55 years of helping others. What an accomplishment!Did you know that our Emergency...

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team successfully released two green sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean at Matanzas Inlet. “It’s always a great day when you get to see turtles go back into the wild after being rehabilitated. Izar holds a...

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue…

Relive the “Holiday” fun of the Cart Parade, Breakfast, and Walk. Bask in the warm glow of festive holiday lights. Celebrate another successful SCC Shrine Club Children’s Christmas party and shimmering Apollo Beach boat parade. Find out how the Roamin’ Oldies car club plans to help community charities, and meet Zoo Tampa’s new panther cubs. Raise a glass with the Wine Guild, get valuable health information from South Bay Hospital and the SCC Emergency Squad, learn how a stronger core promotes better health, and discover how to access local history at the SCC Library. Then get a refresher on the golf cart rules of the road.

Then be sure to…

Check out the Entertainment Corner, Club News, 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. Then travel with your friends and neighbors who carried The News around the world.

Read the January 2020 Issue of The News

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

The “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Golf Cart Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14. Residents, businesses, HOAs, service organizations, and clubs from across the community

will come together to celebrate the season with festive and creative holiday carts. The parade route begins on N. Pebble Beach Boulevard, near the SCCCA offices, and runs around La Jolla Avenue, before coming back up Cherry Hills Drive to end by the gazebo.

 

*News file photo by John Wakeman

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… Relive the “Holiday” fun of the Cart Parade, Breakfast, and Walk. Bask in the warm glow of festive holiday lights. Celebrate another successful SCC Shrine Club Children’s Christmas party and shimmering Apollo Beach boat parade....

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

The “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Golf Cart Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14. Residents, businesses, HOAs, service organizations, and clubs from across the communitywill come together to celebrate the season with festive and creative...

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Mark your calendars for festive holiday fun on December 7. Plan to start your day with a delicious breakfast for only $5! The committee members have been busy planning the gathering, which will be held in Community Hall from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m. The...

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… Save the date for the Holiday Breakfast and Walk (Dec. 7), as well as the Holiday Cart Parade (Dec. 14). Find holiday lights to see in SCC, meet some local woodcarvers, potters, and bird watchers; find out what happened at “Hi,...

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency Squad   

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency Squad   

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency SquadBy Diane M. Loeffler On the afternoon of September 25, the SCC Emergency Squad held a party with cake and coffee to celebrate 55 years of helping others. What an accomplishment!Did you know that our Emergency...

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team successfully released two green sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean at Matanzas Inlet. “It’s always a great day when you get to see turtles go back into the wild after being rehabilitated. Izar holds a...

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Mark your calendars for festive holiday fun on December 7. Plan to start your day with a delicious breakfast for only $5! The committee members have been busy planning the gathering, which will be held in Community Hall from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m. The breakfast is open to everyone in the area. Proceeds help to fund the Golf Cart Parade, free ice cream, and various other activities. 

After the breakfast, plan to take a Holiday Walk around the club rooms on the main SCCCA campus. Lots of handcrafted and unique items will be available for sale, and you will have a chance to meet several members of many SCC clubs. The Holiday Walk begins at 9 a.m. on December 7.

 

*News file photos

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… Relive the “Holiday” fun of the Cart Parade, Breakfast, and Walk. Bask in the warm glow of festive holiday lights. Celebrate another successful SCC Shrine Club Children’s Christmas party and shimmering Apollo Beach boat parade....

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

The “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Golf Cart Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14. Residents, businesses, HOAs, service organizations, and clubs from across the communitywill come together to celebrate the season with festive and creative...

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Mark your calendars for festive holiday fun on December 7. Plan to start your day with a delicious breakfast for only $5! The committee members have been busy planning the gathering, which will be held in Community Hall from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m. The...

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… Save the date for the Holiday Breakfast and Walk (Dec. 7), as well as the Holiday Cart Parade (Dec. 14). Find holiday lights to see in SCC, meet some local woodcarvers, potters, and bird watchers; find out what happened at “Hi,...

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency Squad   

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency Squad   

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency SquadBy Diane M. Loeffler On the afternoon of September 25, the SCC Emergency Squad held a party with cake and coffee to celebrate 55 years of helping others. What an accomplishment!Did you know that our Emergency...

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team successfully released two green sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean at Matanzas Inlet. “It’s always a great day when you get to see turtles go back into the wild after being rehabilitated. Izar holds a...

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue…

Save the date for the Holiday Breakfast and Walk (Dec. 7), as well as the Holiday Cart Parade (Dec. 14). Find holiday lights to see in SCC, meet some local woodcarvers, potters, and bird watchers; find out what happened at “Hi, Neighbor!”, get an update from the Long Range Planning Committee, reminisce about the Pretty Place, celebrate the Military Ball, discover the good being done through Our Lady’s Pantry, learn about the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla, find out about live music from the Bluewater Band, discover a new way to “get off the couch” and get moving, travel to see key deer in Big Pine Key…

Then be sure to…

Check out the Holiday, Entertainment Corner, Club News, 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. Then travel with your friends and neighbors who carried The News around the world.

Read the December 2019 Issue of The News

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… Relive the “Holiday” fun of the Cart Parade, Breakfast, and Walk. Bask in the warm glow of festive holiday lights. Celebrate another successful SCC Shrine Club Children’s Christmas party and shimmering Apollo Beach boat parade....

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

The “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Golf Cart Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14. Residents, businesses, HOAs, service organizations, and clubs from across the communitywill come together to celebrate the season with festive and creative...

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Mark your calendars for festive holiday fun on December 7. Plan to start your day with a delicious breakfast for only $5! The committee members have been busy planning the gathering, which will be held in Community Hall from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m. The...

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… Save the date for the Holiday Breakfast and Walk (Dec. 7), as well as the Holiday Cart Parade (Dec. 14). Find holiday lights to see in SCC, meet some local woodcarvers, potters, and bird watchers; find out what happened at “Hi,...

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency Squad   

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency Squad   

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency SquadBy Diane M. Loeffler On the afternoon of September 25, the SCC Emergency Squad held a party with cake and coffee to celebrate 55 years of helping others. What an accomplishment!Did you know that our Emergency...

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team successfully released two green sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean at Matanzas Inlet. “It’s always a great day when you get to see turtles go back into the wild after being rehabilitated. Izar holds a...

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team successfully released two green sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean at Matanzas Inlet.

“It’s always a great day when you get to see turtles go back into the wild after being rehabilitated. Izar holds a special place in my heart after all the treatment that he was given and with the amputation of his front right flipper,” said Dr. Lindsey Waxman, The Florida Aquarium’s Associate Veterinarian. “I am confident that Izar will do well in the wild with no issue. Marco was the smallest of the turtles when he came in, so it’s exciting to see this turtle rehabbed and ready to go back to the natural environment.” 

The two sea turtles, Izar and Marco, arrived at The Florida Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Apollo Beach on April 1, 2019, from Volusia County. The duo was found suffering from cold-stunning, which is when sea turtles are exposed to cold ocean water and air temperatures for an extended period, rendering them immobile since they are cold-blooded.

Cold-stunned turtles are unable to swim and can develop symptoms, including decreased heart rate, low blood circulation, and pneumonia. If they do not receive treatment, cold-stunned sea turtles can be susceptible to drowning, infections, predation, or boat strikes.

Upon intake, one of the sea turtles Izar had a puncture wound on its front right flipper, the injury has unknown origins. The turtle received a blood transfusion from one of the Aquarium’s other long-term patients Banner and its condition quickly improved. In the weeks following its care, Izar also received a CT Scan at Tampa General Hospital to get a better look at the injured flipper. Over time, The Florida Aquarium’s veterinary staff administered antibiotics in hopes of saving the flipper, but it was found that the injury was not healing correctly, and the flipper needed to be amputated. Izar has since completely recovered from surgery and can survive with no issue in the wild. 

After a short period in rehab at The Florida Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Apollo Beach, Izar and Marco were cleared for release back into the wild by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the veterinary staff at the Aquarium.

Since opening earlier this year, The Florida Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center has taken in 14 sea turtle patients for care. Currently, the Center houses three species of turtle including loggerhead, green and Kemp’s ridley. Since opening in 1995, The Florida Aquarium has rescued hundreds of ill and injured sea turtles. Guest admission and memberships help support these rescue efforts along with generous donations.

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The January 2020 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… Relive the “Holiday” fun of the Cart Parade, Breakfast, and Walk. Bask in the warm glow of festive holiday lights. Celebrate another successful SCC Shrine Club Children’s Christmas party and shimmering Apollo Beach boat parade....

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

Go “Home for the Holidays” with the 2019 Golf Cart Parade

The “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Golf Cart Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14. Residents, businesses, HOAs, service organizations, and clubs from across the communitywill come together to celebrate the season with festive and creative...

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Don’t Miss the Holiday Breakfast & Walk

Mark your calendars for festive holiday fun on December 7. Plan to start your day with a delicious breakfast for only $5! The committee members have been busy planning the gathering, which will be held in Community Hall from 7:30 until 11:30 a.m. The...

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

The December 2019 NEWS is HOT off the PRESS

In this issue… Save the date for the Holiday Breakfast and Walk (Dec. 7), as well as the Holiday Cart Parade (Dec. 14). Find holiday lights to see in SCC, meet some local woodcarvers, potters, and bird watchers; find out what happened at “Hi,...

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency Squad   

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency Squad   

55 Years of Service: Our Amazing Emergency SquadBy Diane M. Loeffler On the afternoon of September 25, the SCC Emergency Squad held a party with cake and coffee to celebrate 55 years of helping others. What an accomplishment!Did you know that our Emergency...

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium Releases Sea Turtles

The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team successfully released two green sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean at Matanzas Inlet. “It’s always a great day when you get to see turtles go back into the wild after being rehabilitated. Izar holds a...