Mitch Traphagen

The happy trails between life and death

  This is one of a photograph or two of my happy trails. The destination didn’t really matter, the journey was important.      Mitch Traphagen photo By Mitch
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Forgotten and taken for granted

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Thousands of cars pass Follow That Dream Parkway on U.S. Highway 19 in Yankeetown every day. Few of the people in those cars ...
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Observations: Not past the point of rescue

By Mitch Traphagen mitch@observernews.net I turned around and caught a glimpse of myself standing on the little strip of island beach at low tide.  I was ...
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Lions, tigers and Elmira's dreams

Story and photos by MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net See the video below WIMAUMA — The bear loves peppermint candy. As she sees the woman walking up to ...
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Tuesday, July 27, is American Victory Day

{igallery 13} By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net TAMPA ­— Carlton Majette learned the value of work the hard way. He had to do his job or die. ...
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The Good Old Days are just up the road

By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net There is no oil washing ashore at Cedar Key but peace and tranquility are in abundance.  (Photo gallery below) A full ...
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Mommy bloggers vs. the Gulf oil spill

Mitch Traphagen photo Cooper Munroe, left, and Tampa bay area “mommy bloggers” and their children gather for a “Better Than a Picnic-Picnic” sponsored by ...
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Retired HCSO Major Larry Terry dies

By MITCH TRAPHAGENmitch@observernews.net HCSO Major Larry Terry in a 2002 file photo. Mitch Traphagen photo RUSKIN — Retired Hillsborough County Sheriff’s ...
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Industrial expansion in Ruskin

The South Shore Corporate Park in Ruskin (Mitch Traphagen Photo) New 15,225 SF lease in South Shore Corporate Park RUSKIN - Richard Ellis (CBRE) ...
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Next week - Cedar Key

Coming up in the Observer NewsWas life better when you were young? What ever happened to the Good Old Days? Did they really exist? Next ...
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image Mitch Traphagen Mitch Traphagen is a photojournalist, columnist and online editor for the Observer News Publications. He is the recipient of 55 awards of excellence from the Community Papers of Florida for his photography and writing. He has worked for some of the nation’s largest corporations, as Press Secretary for a U.S. Congressman, owned and published a weekly newspaper, and produced a commercial documentary video on sailing. He is a Commodore in the Seven Seas Cruising Association (ssca.org). Mitch is a writer, photographer, sailor and traveler with a bit of a geek thing going on. You can visit his personal website at mitchtraphagen.com
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