Observations
Observations: Good people, big company

Observations: Good people, big company

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The time to leave Jon’s Mom’s house for the airport was 6:30 a.m. No later. Minneapolis has a busy airport, and the lines for security…

Learning and losing the hard way

Learning and losing the hard way

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The jet plane’s wheels had just touched the pavement of the runway at the Atlanta airport when I learned that I had lost my friend…

News

SouthShore Chamber hosts annual Pigs in the Parking Lot

SouthShore Chamber hosts annual Pigs in the Parking Lot

The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce held its popular, annual Pigs in the Parking Lot event…

Brand-new in Apollo Beach: Roseli’s Restaurant aims to please

Brand-new in Apollo Beach: Roseli’s Restaurant aims to please

By LISA STARK Tucked away in the rear corner of the strip mall behind the…

A fence comes down on Florida history

A fence comes down on Florida history

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN No one visits Chokoloskee for the nightlife and city lights. During the…

Trader Tots is new in Riverview

Trader Tots is new in Riverview

By LISA STARK For parents looking for clothes, toys, high chairs and strollers at a…

Features

On the road again … Georgia’s historic Antebellum Trail

By WARREN RESEN North American Travel Journalists Assn. JEANNE O’CONNOR photos Which would you think generates more passion in Georgia, the University of Georgia’s football team or…

Southbound: A season ticket on a one-way ride

There are good ways and bad ways to travel for the million or so snowbirds flocking south to the Florida sunshine. Unfortunately, most have to take the…

Headlines

World War II memorial taking shape at Veterans Park

By KEVIN BRADY A salute to veterans of World War II is coming, and although more than 50 percent of the funding for the memorial is still…

South County needs not being met, say nonprofit groups

By KEVIN BRADY An unprecedented gathering of South County nonprofit groups is already bearing fruit, establishing new relationships between groups that could help meet some of the…

Opinion

On the Horizon

Wouldn’t it be nice if we really had a mayor? By PENNY FLETCHER Having covered the news in the 450-square-mile area known as South County since the…

Observations: Good people, big company

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN The time to leave Jon’s Mom’s house for the airport was 6:30 a.m. No later. Minneapolis has a busy airport, and the lines for…

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…