Observations
Observations: Capturing the beautiful you

Observations: Capturing the beautiful you

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I love photography. If anyone thinks of me at all, it is probably as a writer; but in my heart, I am a photographer and…

Observations: Come on home, Cecilia

Observations: Come on home, Cecilia

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Cecilia, you’re breaking my heart. You’re shaking my confidence daily. Oh, Cecilia! I’m down on my knees. I’m begging you please to come home. Come…

News

Pages of Life Bookstore: A hidden gem

Pages of Life Bookstore: A hidden gem

By JEANNE SHANIN Contributing Writer Pages of Life Bookstore, located at the United Methodist Church…

Community asked to participate in memorial brick project

Community asked to participate in memorial brick project

By PENNY FLETCHER The area surrounding the flagpole at Eisenhower Middle school won’t ever be…

Apollo Beach family goes all out with holiday displays

Apollo Beach family goes all out with holiday displays

By KEVIN BRADY Few families do the holidays quite like the Petramalos of Cobia Cay…

Features

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…

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…

Headlines

Losing senses: How ‘Dining in the Dark’ opened my eyes to blindness

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Dinner was delicious — but I never saw it. I was told what was on the plate, I was told that the broccoli was…

New boundaries for South County high-school students proposed

Three public meetings before vote; middle and elementary schools also affected By PENNY FLETCHER Serious overcrowding at East Bay and other high schools have caused the Hillsborough…

Opinion

Observations: Capturing the beautiful you

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I love photography. If anyone thinks of me at all, it is probably as a writer; but in my heart, I am a photographer…

Letter to the Editor: November 20, 2014

Dear Editor: I read with great interest in the November 13 edition of your paper, the letter from the SCC Archery Club VP, expressing his concerns for…

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…