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

Local Florida pioneer Clarence Harding’s novel released 42 years after his death

Local Florida pioneer Clarence Harding’s novel released 42 years after his death

Local Florida pioneer Clarence Harding’s novel released 42 years after his death Born in 1898…

Elks recognize South Shore woman for community service

Elks recognize South Shore woman for community service

PUBLISHED AUG. 25, 2016 Elks recognize South Shore woman for community service By LOIS KINDLE…

Keeping cool at Kimi’s Ice Cream and Coffees

Keeping cool at Kimi’s Ice Cream and Coffees

PUBLISHED AUG. 25, 2016 Keeping cool at Kimi’s Ice Cream and Coffees By LISA STARK…

HCSO: Community policing at its best

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*…

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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

Manatee County Commission approves plan for Rubonia

PUBLISHED AUG. 25, 2016 Manatee County Commission approves improvement plan for Rubonia By CARL MARIO NUDI *Click here to email* The residents of Rubonia will see a lot of improvements…

Palmetto’s Grilled Cheese Festival celebrates America’s classic comfort food

PUBLISHED AUG. 25, 2016 Palmetto’s Grilled Cheese Festival celebrates America’s classic comfort food By ANDREA SHAY How many twists can be made on the classic grilled cheese?…

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…