Observations
In transit

In transit

Observations: In transit By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Technology has brought on a new milestone for mortality, along with a reminder that I am getting old. I haven’t bothered…

For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal

For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal

Observations: For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net By definition, a chamber of commerce is all about commerce; it’s all about business.…

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net I don’t know if there is a Rainbow Bridge, but I choose to believe there is. And with that, I…

News

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

Arts-filled weekend attracts thousands to Apollo Beach The 25th Annual Manatee Arts Festival is a wrap,…

New endeavors await this spunky writer

New endeavors await this spunky writer

Penny Fletcher retires from newspaper writing The name Penny Fletcher will be greatly missed from…

Riverview 14 theater to open this month in Gibsonton

Riverview 14 theater to open this month in Gibsonton

South Shore’s first multiplex theater to open this month By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net If all…

New gardening club

New gardening club

New rec center gardening club for anyone who digs plants By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Raleigh…

PHS student wins $250K

PHS student wins $250K

Palmetto High School student receives $250,000 scholarship to Duke University By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net…

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Columns

You, me and business

You, me and business

Daylight saving time is here again By DANA DITTMAR This is the one week out of the year I hate the most.  The week we switch over to…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

The price of membership By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com In the political arena, many of the debates revolve around taxes, and many of us in our private discussions complain…

Safe at Home

Safe at Home

Mo’s big date and the morning after By JIM CURTIS “Hey, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy!” Mo chirped as I came through the door. “Ready to rock and roll, good…

Obituaries

Obituaries: March 16, 2017

Obituaries: March 16, 2017

June C. Justino June C. Justino, 84, formerly of Newark, N.Y. passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at her home…

Obituaries: March 9, 2017

Obituaries: March 9, 2017

Dorothy Hering Dorothy “Dottie” Hering, loving wife, mother, aunt, oma and ur oma, of Sun City Center, Fla., was called to…

Obituaries: March 2, 2017

Obituaries: March 2, 2017

Romeo Marafiote Romeo (Bud) Marafiote, 84, of Sun City Center, Florida and formerly of Norwalk, Connecticut, passed away February 4, 2017.…