Hello, By now many of you have heard the new of Ron Simpson’s passing. It’s a sad day. My husband and I have known Ron for many years. He and my husband worked together in real estate and we were friends socially. Our dogs even went to dog school together.
Beer Can Island Brewers Apollo Beach, Florida: Beer Can Island Brewers Club is a home brew craft beer club created to serve the South Shore area. The group started simply enough. Tom Tanner, one of the group’s founding members, posted on his neighborhood’s website that he was selling some home brewing equipment. Jay Patel, another founding member, responded to the post…. Read More
Ruskin, Florida Preserving South Shore’s History If you’ve read Townie Life Magazine for any amount of time you know I love South Shore. We truly live in an amazing community. One of the most impressive things about our community, in my opinion, is its history and the fact that we can still experience it. We have long-time residents as our neighbors…. Read More
Sun City Center, Florida Ray Burney of RB and the Gang: Born to Play Music Ray Burney of RB and the Gang was destined to be a musician. He was born and raised in Memphis. His father was a professional guitar player, working with many celebrities. While Ray started on drums at an early age he later went on to… Read More
Four Generations Going on Five: Harriet’s Flowers Ruskin, Florida: I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Ladies (and one tiny gentleman) of Harriet’s Flowers. I wanted to know what it was like working in a family business heading into its fifth generation. We sat down in the back room of Harriet’s Flowers. It’s where all the flower… Read More
Internationally Renowned Artist Ruskin, Florida: Artist Fred Rothenbush knew art was his destiny at age 4. “My father and grandfather were both artists. The fire’s just always been in me,” says Fred. Fred exhibited professionally for the first time at age 12 in Owensboro, Kentucky, where he’s from, and never stopped. Art has been Fred’s life-long livelihood and career. “I… Read More