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Volume 20, Number 46         Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Golf cart drivers:  Sunrise tomorrow will occur at 7:27 AM; Sunset at 7:05 PM.
Golf carts on Sun City Center streets between sunset and sunrise are subject to a fine of $153
Golf Cart drivers must be at least 14 years of age

Coffee with a Cop

Deputy Jeff Merry and some fellow deputies, are bringing Coffee with a Cop to the Greater Sun City Center area on Tuesday, October 23rd.  From 8:00 am to 9:00 am, come share a cup of joe with your local Deputies and maybe Sheriff Chad Chronister.  This will be your chance to join your neighbors and the Deputies for coffee and conversation without any flashing red lights in your rear view mirror!
     The event will be held at the Dunkin Donuts at 717 Cypress Village Blvd just along the edge of the Home Depot shopping area.

Fashion Show

Janet Carr, owner of Accessories and More, will be staging a fashion show in the Florida Room on Saturday, November 10.  Unique clothing and accessories will be modeled and sold right at the event.

     The doors will open at 11:15 and lunch will be by Banquet Masters. The program will follow the lunch.

     Proceeds go to AAUW/SCC/SouthShore to give scholarships for single mothers and mature women to HCC at Ruskin.  Also two Beth Shields Middle School girls will be sponsored to attend Tech Trek which is a Science-Technology-Engineering-Math summer camp.  
     Tickets ($30) for the Fashion Show will be on sale in the Atrium ticket kiosk both Thursday and Friday this week (October 18 and 19) or by calling 813-380-3646.   After October 23, until the deadline of November 4, call 813-642-8125.

Tiny Home Show

The 2nd Annual Tiny Home Show will be held in this area on Saturday, November 10th at the Hillsborough Community College Southshore Campus in Ruskin.  Tiny houses, bus conversions, gypsy wagons and other styles of tiny residential structures will be there to view and tour.
     If this is a new concept to you, I invite you to visit the website that shows a variety of tiny homes; https://www.facebook.com/tinyhomeonwheels/  When you stop chuckling I’m betting your thinking may change to “hey, why not?
     For information about this Tiny Home Show, call Debbie Caneenat 813-892-2990, or go to info@circlepondtinycommunity.com   

And, in Closing

  • During September, there were 41 home transfers within historic Sun City Center.
  • At the end of September, there were 11,287 residents here.
  • The golf cart parade on December 8th will have only “Happy Holidays” as its theme, so the decorations of your cart this year are wide open.  You’ll be competing for a $1,000 prize!

  /John Bowker    
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eNEWS
Constructive News of Greater Sun City Center by email
Founded in 1998
Volume 20, Number 45         Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Golf cart drivers:  Sunrise tomorrow will occur at 7:27 AM; Sunset at 7:05 PM.
Golf carts on Sun City Center streets between sunset and sunrise are subject to a fine of $153
Golf Cart drivers must be at least 14 years of age

2019 CA BUDGET APPROVED

The Community Association Board of Directors approved the proposed budget for 2019 at this morning’s regular monthly board meeting in the Rollins Theater.  The numbers are posted on the CA Website.  Perhaps of greatest interest to all of us is the line item for personal annual dues that is $288.  That compares with $279 all CA members are paying in 2018.
     If you have any questions about this, please plan to attend the Membership Meeting in Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 24th.
     There will be a vote the first week of December for all members of the CA. The voting will be on Tuesday, December 4 in the Atrium Building and on Wednesday, December 5 in Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd.  The results will be made known late that Wednesday night.

HOW BIG IS SUN CITY CENTER

Visitors to the Information Center frequently ask this question and the answers we give vary according to the volunteer working at that time.  The problems relate to whether one includes the property that Del Webb bought in 1961, or how big is the development of homes and businesses we lovingly call Sun City Center, or do we include Kings Point or the new homes north of 19th Avenue that have a 33573 ZIP Code. 
     My comfort zone only includes the residents who are responsible for paying the annual $279 dues to the Community Association and the homes they occupy.  If you count all the dwelling units those 11,287 people occupy you come up with 7,212 homes.
     Now, bear with me.  If you are the circulation manager of the SCC Observer Newspaper and are wondering how many driveways you will be throwing your papers onto, the number is 6,632 because that larger number includes Sun Towers and the two Aston Gardens facilities that don’t have driveways at each home.

WORK ON ROUTE 674

Sam Sudman announced this morning that there is a website that tells what the Department of Transportation plans are right now.  Go to www.fdottampabay.com/factsheet/244

SHREDDING DAY WENT WELL

Okay, if you arrived at North Pebble Beach Blvd at 8:45 AM yesterday, you found a line of cars and golf carts lined up all the way back to the Walgreens store with people waiting to drop off their papers for shredding.  But, by 9:30, I counted only three cars waiting their turn.
     Lynn Reitz this morning reported that over 11,000 pounds of paper had been shredded by the two trucks that were there until noon.  There will be another shredding day in March.

And, in Closing,

  • There were 11,287 total residents here at the end of September.  

  /John Bowker    
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Volume 20, Number 43          Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Golf cart drivers:  Sunrise tomorrow will occur at 7:23 AM; Sunset at 7:13 PM.
Golf carts on Sun City Center streets between sunset and sunrise are subject to a fine of $153
Golf Cart drivers must be at least 14 years of age

6 APPLICANTS FOR CA BOARD

Today at 3 PM was the cutoff time for filing an application to run for the Community Association Board of Directors for a 3-year term starting in January, 2019.  The CA immediately announced the candidates who had completed the application process as follows: Mike Killian, Doug Seipelt, Sam Sudman, Peter Aluotto, Larry Smith, and Dolores Whitfield.
       The next step in this process will be a “Meet the Candidates Night” to be held Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 PM in Community Hall.  Between now and then, there will be interviews in the local press telling us more about each of the candidates.  And then on December 4th and 5th, CA Members can cast their votes to select three of those six candidates for the Board.    
       The three candidates with the most votes will begin their 3-year terms of office during the first week in January joining the other 6 board members whose terms continue. 

CHANGES TO 674

We had a chance to speak with the principals who will manage all the work on State Road 674 starting in about a month.  That construction program will be managed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and will continue to the fall of 2020. Except for signs, we probably won’t see any “shovel in the ground” work start until early November this year.
      The sidewalk running along the north side of 674 was clarified today.  There will be a 2-foot buffer next to the 674 driving pavement and then a 5-foot wide “bike path” that is clearly not a golf-cart path will be constructed along its full length.

And, in Closing,

  • The Sun City Center Lawn Bowling Club will be hosting a match with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 10:00 AM.  Major Ura, Captain Jackson, Corporal Pekarek, Deputy Merry, and CSA Mortimer will take on members of the Lawn Bowling Club.
  • Recycle your old Cells or Smartphones.  SouthShore United Church of Christ at 1501 LaJolla Avenue collects old phones and works directly with a firm that takes the phones or iPads of any type and finds homes for them and/or disposes of them to produce useful recycling materials.
  • The SCC club "Gone Stampin" will be holding its bi-annual handmade greeting card sale on
    Tuesday, October 9th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the Central SCC Campus Sandpiper
    Room. 
    Everyone is welcome to our sale, including non-SCC residents.

    Each card is priced at just $1.00 and nearly all the money is donated to charity.
  • Beginners are welcome to learn this easy and fast Hand & Foot card game that is lots of fun!  We meet at 6:30 PM every Thursday in the Caper Room.  Information at scarb2rita@hotmail.com

/John Bowker    
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Founded in 1998
Volume 20, Number 39             Saturday, September 1, 2018

Golf cart drivers:  Sunrise tomorrow will occur at 7:03 AM; Sunset at 8:02 PM.

Golf carts on Sun City Center streets between sunset and sunrise are subject to a fine of $153

Golf Cart drivers must be at least 14 years of age

The Nearly New Shop


The Nearly New Shop returns to Wednesday and Saturday 8AM-Noon sales day schedule on September 5th. The Nearly New Shop at the rear of the Sun City Center Plaza is the fund raising arm of the Sun City Center Interfaith Social Action Council. Monies from the sale of donated goods is used to fund grants and college scholarships in the South Shore area. The Nearly New Shop is staffed by volunteers from the Greater Sun City Center area. Volunteers are always welcome. There is presently a need for volunteers in the furniture department. For information on volunteering and donating call 813-642-9099.

 /John Bowker    
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