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Postal authorities get earfuls from Balm residents

By MELODY JAMESON BALM – Last week, a crowd of concerned post office patrons here personally delivered a strong message of resistance to postal managers. With unmistakable clarity and for…

Observations: Now comes good sailing

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In all historical accounts, my ancestor, Willem Traphagen, lived life on his own terms. Born into wealth in the 1600s in Germany, he fled his home during…

Storm Warning

By Mitch Traphagen Forty-five people were killed last week when a devastating storm system plowed a path of destruction across the Southeast. Witnesses to tornado clusters in Alabama and North…

Area residents not yet sold on proposed ethanol plant

By MELODY JAMESON GIBSONTON – Looking at needed jobs on one hand and at unwanted pollution on the other, citizens here and in surrounding communities are weighing merits of a…

Federal rules hinder postal “breaks” for soldiers

By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY — Local groups have been so overwhelmingly generous in donating to troops overseas that sometimes, they’ve prevented things from getting there. This sounded incredible to…

Obituaries April 14, 2011

Muriel V. LangMuriel V. Lang, 89, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away April 2, 2011. She was born in Interlaken, New Jersey.  She was preceded in her death by…

Observations: My Own Silent World

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I live in a world of relative silence. I can’t hear whispers, whistles, beeps or bells. Despite having a hearing impairment since I was a child, I…

From The Kinks to the Community Association

By MITCH TRAPHAGENSUN CITY CENTER — He is a retired roadie from one of the biggest rock bands in the history of music. She is a former Miss Wales. Together,…

Unabashed library lover gets first time award

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER – Jim Duffy, a kid from a rough New York neighborhood who became an executive with one of America’s foremost corporations, attributes his success…

Pirates land in St. Augustine…permanently

By WARREN RESEN IFWTWA (International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association) ST. AUGUSTINE — Pirates twice turned St. Augustine’s streets red with blood. Sir Francis Drake attacked, pillaged and burned…

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