Observations
Observations: Life made better

Observations: Life made better

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Life has become so serious. And the reality is, despite the seriousness that has lasted far too long for a world as supposedly advanced as…

Observations: Sun City Center without golf carts?

Observations: Sun City Center without golf carts?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Can you imagine Sun City Center without golf carts? The two seem to naturally go hand in hand, with many businesses offering golf cart parking,…

News

Foster and adoptive families needed now: Donors and volunteers, too!

Foster and adoptive families needed now:  Donors and volunteers, too!

By PENNY FLETCHER People like LaKay Fayson, Bryant Fayson and Frankie Fayson have made helping…

Columbine: The Legacy

Columbine: The Legacy

By LISA STARK Part 2 of 2 The truth was, I hadn’t really felt like…

Sugar Sand Festival pays tribute to Prince

Sugar Sand Festival pays tribute to Prince

By LISA STARK As fans across the country mourned the shocking loss of pop legend…

At Rock Ponds: Celebrating the restoration of Florida’s unique beauty

At Rock Ponds: Celebrating the restoration of Florida’s unique beauty

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN There likely could not be a more appropriate way to celebrate the…

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Features

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…

Safe at Home IX: 33573 — the have-nots

By JIMMY CURTIS Ninth in a series Zip 33573 is a tale of two cities — the “haves” and the “have-nots.” Although both cities go by the…

Headlines

Some Parrish businesses along U.S. 301 construction says sales are down

By CARL MARIO NUDI PARRISH — Residents and business owners have been dealing with the road construction through their little town since September. And it will not…

Apollo Beach Racquet & Fitness Club expands its swim program

By LISA STARK The Apollo Beach Racquet & Fitness Club has been ramping up its swim program with some top-notch coaching staff and talented swimmers from all…

Opinion

Faith in Fitness: Who’s for hummus?

By ROSIE KORFANT Parrish resident; Activities Coordinator JSA Medical Group, a Division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. Who’s for hummus? Me! Me! Me! I am! I am!…

Common Cents — Can I work while collecting Social Security?

By EVAN GUIDO Parrish resident; Financial Advisor at Baird Wealth Management You have finally reached your long-awaited retirement. If you have saved and planned properly, this will…

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…