Observations
Observations: Looking inward for humor

Observations: Looking inward for humor

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Despite the best efforts by staff, marina restrooms and showers aren’t the best places to hang around naked. My marina is no exception in that…

Observations: Where are you?

Observations: Where are you?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I received a postcard in the mail not long ago. Yes, a real postcard from a real post office, not the electronic or virtual kind.…

News

Hydro Harvest Pumpkin Patch opens for the season

Hydro Harvest Pumpkin Patch opens for the season

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The eighth annual Hydro Harvest Pumpkin Patch has opened for the season.…

Seafood festivities kick off early this year with community party, 5K run

Seafood festivities kick off early this year with community party, 5K run

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The Ruskin Seafood Festival in E. G. Simmons Park has experienced incredible…

East Bay High student on her way to West Point

East Bay High student on her way to West Point

By KEVIN BRADY Tiana Johnson. Remember that name. You may one day be able to…

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

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

High-School Football: Lennard, Riverview win; Bloomingdale downs East Bay

By KEVIN BRADY The Lennard Longhorns’ remarkable season continues, with the team now 6-1 after beating perhaps their toughest opponent of the season, Jefferson, 39-34. “It was…

Top talents’ art on display at SouthShore Library

By PENNY FLETCHER Johanna Pol started painting at four years old. The problem was, she painted on all her family’s walls. “My father was an artist, and…

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I am writing to express my frustration over the article in last week’s edition of the paper, about the celebration of a Jewish festival by…

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…