Observations
Observations: The only thing we have to fear …

Observations: The only thing we have to fear …

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the waning moments of December 31, 1999, Michelle and I tiptoed out of the New Year’s Eve church service on Stanley Cay in the…

Observations: Looking inward for humor

Observations: Looking inward for humor

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Despite the best efforts by staff, marina restrooms and showers aren’t the best places to hang around naked. My marina is no exception in that…

News

High-School Football: Lennard pounds Leto; East Bay, Riverview lose close games

High-School Football: Lennard pounds Leto; East Bay, Riverview lose close games

By KEVIN BRADY Resilient is the word of the week in the Lennard Longhorns locker…

Sign up for a chance to sleep over with Stanley

Sign up for a chance to sleep over with Stanley

Are you ready to experience camping in a different way? How about camping out within…

Not exactly the Orange Blossom Special… But this Parrish train and museum whistle a blast from the past … and the famous Special sits nearby

Not exactly the Orange Blossom Special… But this Parrish train and museum whistle a blast from the past … and the famous Special sits nearby

By CHERE SIMMONS Going back in time is easier than you might think. Not literally,…

Banking needs taught as part of mission work

Banking needs taught as part of mission work

By PENNY FLETCHER The difference between Good Samaritan Mission in Balm and most other missions…

Features

A world apart: Door County, Wisconsin

PART TWO By WARREN RESEN North American Travel Journalists Assn. The ferry to Rock Island deposits passengers in a state park without cars or electricity. Reservations for…

On the road again … A world apart: Door County, Wisconsin

By WARREN RESEN North American Travel Journalists Assn. Jutting out from Green Bay into Lake Michigan, Wisconsin’s Door County is a peninsula that is a world apart…

Headlines

Heroic deed honored. Man who saved couple’s lives says “Anybody would have done it”

By PENNY FLETCHER It isn’t every day that top state officials of a company come together to honor a heroic deed performed by one of its employees.…

Riverview bands march into state finals

By KEVIN BRADY A team of mostly freshmen and sophomores making it to the high school football playoffs? Suggest that at the start of football season, and…

Opinion

Letters to the Editor: October 30, 2014

  Next of kin to pay for veterans funeral ceremony Dear Editor, A few weeks ago I wrote a letter to the editor taking the Secretary of…

Observations: The only thing we have to fear …

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the waning moments of December 31, 1999, Michelle and I tiptoed out of the New Year’s Eve church service on Stanley Cay in…

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…