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A (former) snowbird’s lament

A (former) snowbird’s lament

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I  am on a JetBlue flight from Tampa to New York City’s LaGuardia airport  — at 37,000 feet, traveling at 550 miles per hour, currently somewhere over…

Letter to the Editor: Hit-and-run victim needs information

Dear Editor, On, Sunday, February 22, two females on motorcycles were heading north on U.S. 41 through Ruskin in the standard staggered pattern for safety and visibility.  Around 5 p.m.,…

Letter to the Editor: March 12, 2015

In response to last week’s article re: the high-speed ferry Dear Editor, The Schultz Preserve is our “canary in the mine.” Our Tampa Bay Watershed is our jewel; we must…

Observations: Traveling to find the best in things

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I have been traveling since before I could drive. I’ve seen almost every state, visited some of the great cities of Europe and have sailed to Cuba,…

Letters to the Editor: March 5, 2015

Dear Readers, One of our subscribers forwarded the information below to The SCC Observer, in the interest of raising awareness about recent break-ins in Renaissance: On Feb. 23: … I…

Letter to the Editor: February 26, 2015

Dear Editor, Meals of Hope wishes to thank everyone who turned out for the annual food packaging event at the Borini Theatre in Kings Point. It’s been a very courageous…

Observations: Cutting into the bone?

Observations: Cutting into the bone?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I arrived at the county tax collector’s office at 7:30 a.m., hoping against hope that the process would be quick and as painless as possible. The office didn’t…

Letter: February 12, 2015

What Sun City Center Needs Now: Next Generation Step-Up Dear Editor, Our community has been so well planned physically and our first 40 year+ residents developed programs which have made…

Observations: Adventures in moving

Observations: Adventures in moving

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I’ve discovered one of the best things about growing older is that I can check things off an imaginary list — a list of things that I’ll…

Letter to the Editor: January 29, 2015

Hijacked by the bureaucracy The Florida Department of Environmental Protection,  or FDEP, recently established statewide regulations for homeowners who irrigate their lawns from a pond or well. The FDEP approved…

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