Observations
Observations: Living in three-quarter time

Observations: Living in three-quarter time

PUBLISHED JUNE 16, 2016 Observations:  Living in three-quarter time By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* In late 2001, I was a brand-new reporter for The Observer News. My first article,…

Observations: Paths in a great nation

Observations: Paths in a great nation

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN June 9, 2016 — In a wealthy nation, it seems that many people are equally blessed and cursed to have a choice in life between…

News

Group crafting fun

Group crafting fun

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Apollo Beach business offers variety of items, craft workshops Looking for…

1971 Camaro bring father and son together

1971 Camaro bring father and son together

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Car project spells Happy Father’s Day for one Riverview dad By…

Florida Home Partnership

Florida Home Partnership

PUBLISHED JUNE 16, 2016 Ruskin woman, once homeless, now builds homes for others By LOIS…

Bradenton, Cortez Village nightlife

Bradenton, Cortez Village nightlife

PUBLISHED JUNE 16, 2016 Saturday night’s alive and kicking in northwest Bradenton and Cortez Village By…

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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

Banquet room needs update

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Chamber seeks public support to renovate decades-old banquet room By LOIS KINDLE *Click here to email* The Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce sorely needs…

Riverside Park becoming a reality for Palmetto

PUBLISHED JUNE 23, 2016 Palmetto waterfront project making progress By CARL MARIO NUDI *Click here to email* The City of Palmetto was continuing to make itself a showcase community in…

Opinion

A crazy collision of life and death

PUBLISHED JUNE 16, 2016 An unusually gray day By LISA STARK *Click here to email* It was an unusually gray day, I thought, especially considering the perpetually sunny skies I…

Observations: Living in three-quarter time

PUBLISHED JUNE 16, 2016 Observations:  Living in three-quarter time By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* In late 2001, I was a brand-new reporter for The Observer News. My first…

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…