Observations
Observations: Cutting into the bone?

Observations: Cutting into the bone?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I arrived at the county tax collector’s office at 7:30 a.m., hoping against hope that the process would be quick and as painless as possible. The…

Observations: Adventures in moving

Observations: Adventures in moving

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I’ve discovered one of the best things about growing older is that I can check things off an imaginary list — a list of things…

News

Hunger Gap Map pinpoints SCC seniors

Hunger Gap Map pinpoints SCC seniors

By KEVIN BRADY Hunger is a problem for some Sun City Center seniors, according to…

Lennard High School students prepare for careers in teaching

Lennard High School students prepare for careers in teaching

By LISA STARK Around her neck, Leslie Devlin wears a silver necklace that repeats the…

Have a Heart Caring Castle in its final week — donations still needed!

Have a Heart Caring Castle in its final week — donations still needed!

The last in a series of articles on South County groups benefiting from the “Have…

Making a Getaway from paradise

Making a Getaway from paradise

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN My finger was hovering over the “Purchase Tickets” button on the JetBlue…

Features

On the road again … Georgia’s historic Antebellum Trail

By WARREN RESEN North American Travel Journalists Assn. JEANNE O’CONNOR photos Which would you think generates more passion in Georgia, the University of Georgia’s football team or…

Southbound: A season ticket on a one-way ride

There are good ways and bad ways to travel for the million or so snowbirds flocking south to the Florida sunshine. Unfortunately, most have to take the…

Headlines

Courage in the face of “The Big C”

By LISA STARK Cancer. “The Big C.” It’s a word that strikes terror in the hearts of many and stoic resolve in others. It’s not uncommon for…

Follies celebrate the real SCC, one you may not expect

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Ann Lee McKenzie is a dancer. She once danced with the lights — and Ray Bolger — on Broadway. Al Spatola spent his life…

Opinion

Letter to the Editor: February 26, 2015

Dear Editor, Meals of Hope wishes to thank everyone who turned out for the annual food packaging event at the Borini Theatre in Kings Point. It’s been…

Observations: Cutting into the bone?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I arrived at the county tax collector’s office at 7:30 a.m., hoping against hope that the process would be quick and as painless as possible.…

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…