FallFest October 16: Don’t miss it!Entertainment, Food, Art, Shopping, and a Health Fair By Diane M. Loeffler Rain or shine, FallFest will take place on October 16. The day will begin at the gazebo with opening remarks, the flag raising, the...
In this issue…
Get to know the members of the Cygnet Yacht Club, meet the candidates in the SCCCA Board run-off election to be held February 3, explore the history of Old Town Hall, see how the Holiday Spirit is alive and well in SCC & South County, learn how teamwork made the holiday bright for local families, discover Iceland’s Wild West, have “Breakfast with Buddha,” note a policy change at the SCC Emergency Squad, and ride along with a News reporter who took the COVID antigen test.
And be sure to check out the Club News, Kings Point News, Community News, Arts, Military, and Sports sections to help you plan your month.
Read the January 2021 Issue of The News
Florida is in Phase 3. Get the latest updates.
Florida hospitals and county health departments have received hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses. More are coming. Learn how these will be distributed and get more information at the Florida Department of Health website, “floridahealth.gov.”
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”.
Art Club Members Paint Through the PandemicBy Bob Sanchez The Sun City Center Art Club reopened its Art Gallery to the public on September 1 with the work of two dozen members, featuring paintings they created during the 2020 pandemic. The...
In this issue… Don’t miss FallFest on October 16, browse the Art Club’s latest creations, cruise the St. Johns River, sail on the Eagle, hit the target with a local Olympian, commemorate the anniversary of 9/11, discover some great places to...
The fruits of The Florida Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Conservation Program labor were realized with the release of five rehabbed sea turtles including two Kemp's Ridley and three greens in North Ormond Beach. After months of specialized and compassionate care,...
Alafia Brewing Company and the Queen of BeerBy Andrea L.T. Peterson Thanks to a reader recommendation, we discovered the Alafia Brewing Company in Gibsonton. When the Editor asked if I wanted to check it out, I thought: “I’ve been alcohol-free...
Touring Ybor City’s Last Cigar FactoryBy Bob Sanchez In July, a small group from the Sun City Center Photo Club toured the J. C. Newman Cigar Company to see first-hand how cigars are still made in Ybor City. For the senior rate of $12 per...