Observations
The thin blue line

The thin blue line

PUBLISHED JULY 14, 2016 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* Perhaps there simply are no answers. Or, perhaps more likely, the answers are multi-generational in that we could only begin…

Living in three-quarter time

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,…

News

Identity theft, bank card fraud:

Identity theft, bank card fraud:

PUBLISHED JULY 21, 2016 Knowing what to do first can make all the difference By…

Hydro Harvest Farms to host 5th annual Double Up Food Bucks Month in August

Hydro Harvest Farms to host 5th annual Double Up Food Bucks Month in August

PUBLISHED JULY 21, 2016 Hydro Harvest Farms to host 5th annual Double Up Food Bucks…

Pet spa finds ways to combat ‘dog days of summer’

Pet spa finds ways to combat ‘dog days of summer’

Adogable Pets in SCC PUBLISHED JULY 14, 2016 By LISA STARK *Click here to email* It’s no big…

Repair or replace CA office building?

Repair or replace CA office building?

Members will decide PUBLISHED JULY 14, 2016 By phyllis hodges *Click here to email* On the surface, it…

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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

Southeastern service dog changes Riverview veteran’s life

PUBILISHED JULY 21, 2016 Southeastern service dog changes Riverview veteran’s life By LOIS KINDLE *Click here to email* As a former military policeman and first responder, Morgan Watt used to…

At SouthShore Regional Library

PUBLISHED JULY 21, 2016 Food for the mind and the body By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* The colorful bus that had parked directly in front of the SouthShore…

Opinion

The thin blue line

PUBLISHED JULY 14, 2016 By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* Perhaps there simply are no answers. Or, perhaps more likely, the answers are multi-generational in that we could only…

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…

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…