Observations
Observations: America in the laundromat

Observations: America in the laundromat

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN You give up any expectation of privacy in the laundromat. You are left to fold your underwear in plain view of everyone else washing their…

Observations: Things changed and so did I

Observations: Things changed and so did I

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The view from the haul-out well at the St. Petersburg marina offered a near-perfect dichotomy. Looking down the water were Palm trees and restaurants with…

News

Failing seawalls at MiraBay cause division among residents

Failing seawalls at MiraBay cause division among residents

By PENNY FLETCHER Published May 26, 2016 There’s been much confusion about the failing seawalls…

How to upcycle your recycle bins

How to upcycle your recycle bins

By CARL MARIO NUDI Published May 26, 2016 The days of separating glass and plastic from…

Honor and remembrance on Memorial Day

Honor and remembrance on Memorial Day

Monday is the day to remember those men and women who gave their last full…

Playtime marks 3rd anniversary with festival, freebies and fun

Playtime marks 3rd anniversary with festival, freebies and fun

By LISA STARK Published May 26, 2016 Playtime in Apollo Beach will celebrate its third…

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Features

Safe at Home XI: Who changes your diaper?

By JIMMY CURTIS 11th in a series Who changes your diaper? When you were young and helpless, it was mommy. When you are old and helpless, it…

Safe at Home X: The 5 Ps

By JIMMY CURTIS Tenth in a series Several decades ago in one of my failed business ventures, a producer/director of TV commercials gave me words of wisdom…

Headlines

A place for reflection and remembrance

By LISA STARK Published May 26, 2016 Every month, Apollo Beach resident and Army veteran Gene Mosco takes a 40-minute drive to the countryside of Sarasota to…

Historic National Guard Armory finds new life

By CARl MARIO NUDI Published May 26, 2016 The Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency soon will own the historic National Guard Armory building to use for its offices.…

Opinion

Ask Guido — Common Cents: How much does it cost to raise a child?

By EVAN GUIDO Parrish resident; Financial Advisor at Baird Wealth Management Children are special. There’s nothing like them. They can be our sweetest blessing, as well as…

Faith in Fitness: Healthy fat keeps you skinny fat!

By ROSIE KORFANT Parrish resident; Activities Coordinator JSA Medical Group, a Division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. Americans’ fear of fat harkens back to the U.S. Senate…

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…