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The barbers

The barbers

PUBLISHED AUG. 4, 2016 The Barbers By MITCH TRAPHAGEN *Click here to email* The building is from a different era. Open the door and walk from the heat into the cool of the…

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 today, but…

A crazy collision of life and death

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 had grown accustomed…

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, a photo…

Common Cents: Should I make Florida my state of domicile?

By EVAN GUIDO Parrish resident; Financial Advisor at Baird Wealth Management What is a domicile?  Your domicile is the state where you maintain your legal residence. Domicile is determined by…

Faith in Fitness: Gardening: Cross-generational enjoyment

By ROSIE KORFANT Parrish resident; Activities Coordinator JSA Medical Group, a Division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. Yes, that’s right I referred to weeding, hoeing, mulching and composting as “enjoyment.”…

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 a path…

Ask Guido: Common Cents — What is the new DOL rule for my IRA?

By EVAN GUIDO Parrish resident; Financial Advisor at Baird Wealth Management June 2, 2016 — On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued new “conflict of interest” rules…

Faith in Fitness: Ready, now, 1…2…3 and 1…2…3

By ROSIE KORFANT Parrish resident; Activities Coordinator JSA Medical Group, a Division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. June 2, 2016 — Wanna boost your brain cells? Put on your dancin’…

Ask Guido — Common Cents: How much does it cost to raise a child?

By EVAN GUIDO Parrish resident; Financial Advisor at Baird Wealth Management Children are special. There’s nothing like them. They can be our sweetest blessing, as well as our biggest frustration.…

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