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Commentary: Virtually gathering with the neighbors

Commentary: Virtually gathering with the neighbors

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN South Hillsborough’s real communities are beginning to spring up online as virtual communities. There are community bulletin boards, classified ads for Apollo Beach and even a board…

On the Horizon

On the Horizon

New Riverview addiction center to hire 150 full-time workers By PENNY FLETCHER These days, just about every family has a relation, or someone they know, with an addiction, whether it’s…

You, me and business: Use the Chamber

You, me and business: Use the Chamber

By Dana Dittmar CEO, SCC Chamber of Commerce Is this a typical work day for you? You get in a little early and grab a cup of coffee.    Look…

Captain Joel’s Fishin’ Holes — June: Transition time

Captain Joel’s Fishin’ Holes — June: Transition time

By JOEL BRANDENBURG June is the month when fish leave their spring haunts and transition to their summer spots. For example: Look for snook to move from the grass flats,…

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 mid 1980s, I’ve…

On the horizon

Help the Scouts? That’s always a good choice By PENNY FLETCHER For several months, each monthly Native American celebration at RedHawk Ranch in Wimauma has held an auction of donated,…

Commentary: Evil remains outnumbered

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN As of this writing there are few answers in the tragic bombing that took place near the end of the Boston Marathon on Monday, but the painful…

Panic over a little rock ‘n roll?

By NICK NARIGON Last July, about a month and a half after I moved to Japan, I was sitting in a training class on the eight floor of a Tokyo…

Riding a bullet train to a new definition of peace

By NICK NARIGON On Thanksgiving weekend my wife Lisa and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. To make it special, Lisa took her first vacation in six months. Ever since…

Meet Zoe. She is one of us

Meet Zoe. She is one of us

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN American writer and newspaperman Finley Peter Dunne once famously said that newspapers have the ability to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Indeed, in Dunne’s era…

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