Mitch Traphagen

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Observations: Like it used to be

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I think the pace of change accelerates with each passing day — and much of that change isn’t for the better. The cost
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The runaways among us

South Hillsborough is home to some, an escape for others....
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What were once secrets are now stories of achievement, heroism

Lt. General William Campbell, a former pilot of the once top-secret SR-71 Blackbird, spoke in SCC last week....
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Observations: A life in the past

“The only problem with living in the past is that everything else changes.”...
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Kings Point Quilters support veterans from the heart

The Kings Point Quilters celebrate Veterans Day throughout the year from their own hearts and hard work....
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Welcome back with ANEW look at Florida!

Enjoy a beautiful, less traveled part of Florida this weekend....
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Talking about hearing

Approximately 28 million Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss....
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Observations: Happy to be from Ruskin

“If I look out of the corner of my eyes, this could be 15 years ago.”...
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Festival to rock South Hillsborough with local talent

Family friendly festival will feature well known acts in country, pop, and rock music along with Hovermode, a group of extremely talented young people from Rogers Middle School in Riverview....
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Observations: The true path to wealth

First, have really rich parents...
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Author info
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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