We moved to Kentucky to be closer to family and I wanted to thank everyone that visited this site over the years. I wanted to let my few, but loyal, followers know that reporting about things coming to SouthShore has ended for photonews247.com but will continue at:
http://townielifemagazine.com/growing

I love SouthShore, especially Ruskin and Wimauma, since it reminds me of my childhood neighborhood in St Louis. It’s a place where you can still see clothes hanging outside to dry, small markets, family restaurants and mom-and-pop shops. It’s original and not yet inundated with franchises.

Communities being built across the nation, SouthShore included, are beautiful beyond words. But these new neighborhoods seem to be a catalyst for franchises that repeat themselves every few miles.

Now that I’m older, I often wonder about progress and the good and bad that come with it: new developments, the internet, robots making cars, robots making robots. Which reminds me of one of my favorite movie quotes in i-Robot when Detective Spooner (played by Will Smith) stated:

Robots building robots? Now that’s just stupid.

I love that quote. It always makes me smile when thinking about it. I will visit SouthShore now and then but reporting on this site has ended for the area since I have moved.

I have done many sites over the years but never had comments this polite and just plain nice. I can say that the people of SouthShore are truly a class act. I only had to delete a few comments that probably came from me after a bottle of Jack 🙂

My neighbors? Angels all! Some passed, some moved and some stayed.  I watched them all do selfless acts constantly over the years without ever wanting anything in return. This place was the closest thing to Heaven on Earth.

For all things coming soon and new to South Shore, you will need to subscribe to townielifemagazine.com. It’s a wonderful Magazine with Colleen at the helm.

She is the editor, writer and photographer for her blog. All that equates to hours of hard work and unrelenting dedication to her community. And she happens to be one of the most likable people you ever want to meet.

Please help keep this locally owned business alive in SouthShore by visiting her site often and by sharing it on social media. Stay informed with SouthShore’s exclusive magazine at: townielifemagazine.com

God bless you all….craig

 

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  1. I am really sad to see you go. I really enjoyed the information! I can only hope South Shore will get some new much needed sit down, non fast food restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues. Best of luck to you in Kentucky! Family is everything.

  2. when and who will be updating this page?

    I updated this page today. Thank you very for letting me know…craig

  3. Thanks for the great updates of going-ons within this lovely area. You will be missed! Best wishes!

    Thank you very much…craig

  4. You were absolutely amazing with this site and hope you have much success and continue on doing stuff like this in which helps communities find and discover new up and coming developments. I been checking this site out for many years and want you to know I appreciate everything you have posted and wish you the best. Thanks!!

    Hello Phil,
    Thank you so much for the kudos and I can’t tell you what it means to me for you to say. It was people like yourself that kept me doing it over the years. Again..thank you. sincerely, craig

  5. Craig,
    Sorry to hear that you are leaving. I remember meeting you when we first opened “So, Fancy That!” in Sun City.
    You came to the store to take pictures, to see what we were all about, and to let the community know about us. I remember my Mom (Jackie) being the “ham” for you that day. Lol! Great memories, and thank you again. Best wishes for you and your family.
    Diana (So, Fancy That!)

    Hello Diane,
    I remember it well. You and your Mom were great. Your mom was precious and the photos of her turned out great. Yes. They are wonderful memories for me as well. Thank you for them…sincerely, craig

  6. Followed this site for a year and sad to hear you leave but it is for the better. Family is #1. loved your photos and your updates on new stores and restaurants. Hard to find that info. I wish you and your family Good luck in the future, be happy, be safe, and stay in good health

    Brad, thank you for the kind words. They mean a lot to me…a whole lot. Townie Life Magazine will be taking over on new things coming to SouthShore from now on. Best regards to you and your family as well. With deep appreciation, Craig