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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…

Letter to the Editor: January 22, 2015

Dear Editor, I would like to express my feelings and those of other good people in Sun City Center about the possible closing of the Ace Hardware store.  We would…

Observations: One night in January

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Alec Baldwin looked like hell. Well, at least compared with his television character persona, he did. But compared with everyone else, he looked perfectly normal. His hair…

Observations: Thank you

Observations: Thank you

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I once thought the best Christmas present I had ever received came at the age of about nine. That present was an H.O. gauge train set. I…

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