Observations
Farewell to a good man and a friend

Farewell to a good man and a friend

Farewell to a good man and a friend By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Brutus was the best dog. Nothing seemed to ruffle his feathers….or, rather, his fur. Like straight…

Life’s roll of the dice

Life’s roll of the dice

Observations: Life’s roll of the dice By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Before I start my column, a note to someone I wish I knew.  Dear “Paying It Forward:” The…

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…

News

Spring Fling was a hit!

Spring Fling was a hit!

Nature headlines event for children of all ages   Hundreds of families flocked to Little…

International Fly-In

International Fly-In

Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, Expo draws large crowds By TROY McCLELLAN info@fulldomefx.com The 43rd annual…

Model train open house

Model train open house

Grab the kids, grandkids and go run a train By LOIS KINDLE lois@observernews.net Train enthusiasts…

Manatee County greenway system

Manatee County greenway system

Manatee County moves forward with greenway system By CARL MARIO NUDI carl@observernews.net For at least…

From the Bronx to Brandon

From the Bronx to Brandon

From the Bronx to Brandon By SUSANNE KATCHKO Guest Column Sitting on a bed in…

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Columns

Chamber View

Chamber View

What is your definition of a chamber of commerce? By TANYA DORAN Executive Director, Greater Riverview Chamber By most accounts, a community’s chamber of commerce is an organization…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Are you emulating a worthy role model? By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com I was watching a 2-year-old child at play and noticed that he had put a pencil in…

You, me and business

You, me and business

The good, the bad and the ugly  By DANA DITTMAR CEO, SCC Chamber I have three observations to discuss this week.  We’ll start with the good. Bill and…

Obituaries

Obituaries: April 20, 2017

Obituaries: April 20, 2017

Mary Margaret Cornett-Bohon Mary Margaret (MM) Cornett Bohon, 88, passed away in Seattle on March 30, 2017 in the company of…

Obituaries: April 6, 2017

Obituaries: April 6, 2017

Barbara Keller Harrison Barbara Keller Harrison, 93, a former resident of Hyde Park, N.Y., died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She…

Obituaries: March 30, 2017

Obituaries: March 30, 2017

William Goewey, Jr. William Frost Goewey, Jr., 93 of Sun City Center, Fla. passed away peacefully in his sleep March 21,…