Observations
Observations: The only thing we have to fear …

Observations: The only thing we have to fear …

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the waning moments of December 31, 1999, Michelle and I tiptoed out of the New Year’s Eve church service on Stanley Cay in the…

Observations: Looking inward for humor

Observations: Looking inward for humor

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Despite the best efforts by staff, marina restrooms and showers aren’t the best places to hang around naked. My marina is no exception in that…

News

TECO Manatee Viewing Center to open for season Nov. 1

TECO Manatee Viewing Center to open for season Nov. 1

To paraphrase actor John Candy’s immortal words from the 1983 movie National Lampoon’s Vacation, “Park’s…

High-school Football: East Bay, Lennard still eye playoffs; Riverview runs into Bloomingdale buzzsaw

High-school Football: East Bay, Lennard still eye playoffs;  Riverview runs into Bloomingdale buzzsaw

By KEVIN BRADY East Bay took a well-deserved 21-7 win against Strawberry Crest, a victory…

Success of Riverview disability conference promises to become annual affair

Success of Riverview disability conference promises to become annual affair

By KEVIN BRADY A free conference on disabilities that promised everything “from Soup to Nuts”…

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

Features

A world apart: Door County, Wisconsin

PART TWO By WARREN RESEN North American Travel Journalists Assn. The ferry to Rock Island deposits passengers in a state park without cars or electricity. Reservations for…

On the road again … A world apart: Door County, Wisconsin

By WARREN RESEN North American Travel Journalists Assn. Jutting out from Green Bay into Lake Michigan, Wisconsin’s Door County is a peninsula that is a world apart…

Headlines

Dreaming your way to a happier life

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN You have spent roughly one third of your life asleep. Medical science doesn’t even have a full explanation for why we sleep. But we…

Commissioner reveals projections for South County growth

By PENNY FLETCHER A shock was delivered at the laid-back monthly meeting of the Southshore Charter Chapter of the American Business Woman’s Association held at the Sandpiper…

Opinion

Observations: The only thing we have to fear …

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the waning moments of December 31, 1999, Michelle and I tiptoed out of the New Year’s Eve church service on Stanley Cay in…

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

Video

Interview with a mermaid

An interview with Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Carli Dofka. Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida from Mitch Traphagen on Vimeo.…

Underwater archeologists search for Florida’s History

Dr. John Gifford, an underwater archeologist from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, talks about making a dive for 10,000 year old…