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American Victory goes to sea

American Victory goes to sea

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN On Saturday, a Tampa Bay area museum picked up and headed out to sea. The American Victory Ship, a floating museum that offers a living view into…

Ancient procedure to eliminate toxins now covered by Medicare

Ancient procedure to eliminate toxins now covered by Medicare

With a referral, under certain circumstances By PENNY FLETCHER Not too many years ago, techniques including acupuncture, and even chiropractic, weren’t approved medical procedures in the United States, even though…

Turning rags into riches and helping others along the way

Turning rags into riches and helping others along the way

By KEVIN BRADY Clothing that would otherwise be headed for the landfill is getting a new lease on life thanks to two local women who are also providing jobs to…

Obituaries November 21, 2013

Gilbert Bennett Gilbert (Gil) Bennett, 79, went to meet his Lord on Friday, November 15, 2013 in Brandon, Fla. He was a Marine Veteran and served in Korea. He was…

Observations: Cha-ch-ch-changes

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I’m becoming aware that I’m a guy who doesn’t handle change all that well.  In 1994, we moved to a little backwater town on Tampa Bay and,…

Bill delaying higher flood insurance rates could become law by year’s end

Bill delaying higher flood insurance rates could become law by year’s end

By KEVIN BRADY Legislation that sent flood insurance premiums skyrocketing for some waterfront homes and is chilling part of the local real estate market will be reformed by the end…

First responder training gets a boost from Sun City Center’s Interfaith Council

First responder training gets a boost from Sun City Center’s Interfaith Council

By PENNY FLETCHER Paramedics, EMTs and EMS personnel who train at Hillsborough Community College’s South County campus have a new patient from Sun City Center. Sometimes he has heart problems,…

Shooting from memories

Shooting from memories

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Almost everyone is a photographer these days, displaying their photographs on Facebook and Instagram, usually taken with cell phones. Some of the results are mediocre; some are…

Riverview News Notes

By KEVIN BRADY Riverview man facing attempted murder charges Detectives search for motive in Brandon Waffle House shooting Detectives are still searching for motive in a case where a Riverview…

South Hillsborough remembers our veterans

South Hillsborough remembers our veterans

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN South Hillsborough, from Riverview to Sun City Center and Ruskin, stood up to honor and respect our nation’s veterans over the weekend. Veterans Day kicked off early…

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