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

Watercolor artist Carole Scoble

Watercolor artist Carole Scoble

PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 SCC artist shares stories on canvas By LISA STARK *Click here to email* Carole…

Ribbon-cutting July 1

Ribbon-cutting July 1

PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 Wee Boutique celebrates expansion in Apollo Beach By LISA STARK *Click here to email*…

31 years of service

31 years of service

Samaritan Services’ president says 31 years is enough By PHYLLIS HODGES *Click here to email* Samaritan Services President Doris…

Library branch celebrates 50 years

Library branch celebrates 50 years

  Ruskin Branch Library celebrates 50 years PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 On June 8, the…

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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

PALMETTO: Fourth of July festivities call for bridge closure

Boat Ramp and Bridge Closure  The Palmetto Riverside Boat Ramp will be closed from midnight Sunday, July 3, to midnight Monday, July 4, for Palmetto’s Fourth Fest.…

Walking across America

With a bright light to guide her, walking for those less fortunate PUBLISHED JUNE 30, 2016 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* Kim Denmark is a force of nature,…

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…