Observations
The barbers

The barbers

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 The Barbers By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* The building is from a different era. Open the door and walk from the heat into the cool…

The thin blue line

The thin blue line

PUBLISHED JULY 14, 2016 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* Perhaps there simply are no answers. Or, perhaps more likely, the answers are multi-generational in that we could only begin…

News

FDOT plans will alleviate traffic if funded in time

FDOT plans will alleviate traffic if funded in time

PUBLISHED AUG. 18, 2016 FDOT plans will alleviate traffic if funded in time By PENNY…

SCC woman leaves $200,000 for mental healthcare in South Shore

PUBLISHED AUG. 18, 2016 Sun City Center woman leaves $200,000 for mental healthcare in South…

A birthday and two anniversaries

A birthday and two anniversaries

PUBLISHED AUG. 11, 2016  Friends, comrades in arms celebrate a local hero  Retired U.S. Navy…

Shuffleboard for a new generation

Shuffleboard for a new generation

PUBLISHED AUG. 11, 2016 Bradenton Shuffle Social Club By ANDREA SHAY Although shuffleboard’s been around…

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Features

Safe at Home XI: Who changes your diaper?

By JIMMY CURTIS 11th in a series Who changes your diaper? When you were young and helpless, it was mommy. When you are old and helpless, it…

Safe at Home X: The 5 Ps

By JIMMY CURTIS Tenth in a series Several decades ago in one of my failed business ventures, a producer/director of TV commercials gave me words of wisdom…

Headlines

HCSO: Community policing at its best

PUBLISHED AUG. 18, 2016 HCSO event represents  ‘community policing at its best’ By LOIS KINDLE *Click here to email* Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies from the Dist. IV command spent a recent…

South Shore actors to sing their hearts for Alzheimer’s research

PUBLISHED AUG. 18, 2016 South Shore actors to sing their hearts for Alzheimer’s research  By LOIS KINDLE *Click here to email* Residents who enjoy Broadway show tunes can get their…

Opinion

The barbers

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 The Barbers By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* The building is from a different era. Open the door and walk from the heat into the…

The thin blue line

PUBLISHED JULY 14, 2016 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* Perhaps there simply are no answers. Or, perhaps more likely, the answers are multi-generational in that we could only…

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…