Observations
Observations: Paint in the sky

Observations: Paint in the sky

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I gazed down 34th Street in Manhattan toward the Empire State Building reaching for the heavens, and could see the heat shimmering from the pavement…

Observations: Behind the mask

Observations: Behind the mask

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Michelle and I were in our backyard enjoying a beautiful August morning when I noticed she was staring off at … something. “What are you…

News

South County Career Center to host more than 1,000 visitors for ‘Raider Meet’

South County Career Center to host more than 1,000 visitors for ‘Raider Meet’

By KEVIN BRADY More than 20 of the best U.S. Army Junior ROTC programs in…

Speaker shows how caring people make a difference

Speaker shows how caring people make a difference

By PENNY FLETCHER Sarah Junkin Woodard took on the job of eradicating poverty when she…

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

Wounded veteran receives mortgage-free Riverview home

Wounded veteran receives mortgage-free Riverview home

By KEVIN BRADY There’s a welcome home — and then there’s what happened last weekend…

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

Patterdale Terriers, small dogs take center stage at Pets in the Park

By KEVIN BRADY “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went,” said Will Rogers, the iconic American…

Historians remember World War II

By LIA MARTIN Documenting World War II was often done by those involved in the war as combatants and support crews. They wrote memoirs, journals, drew maps…

Opinion

Observations: Paint in the sky

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I gazed down 34th Street in Manhattan toward the Empire State Building reaching for the heavens, and could see the heat shimmering from the…

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…