Mitch Traphagen

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Fire, fog shut down I-75; smoke in SCC

A portion of I-75 in Southern Hillsborough and Northern Manatee counties was closed early Tuesday morning due to near zero visibility
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A change in perspective

It is amazing how the passage of time can change perspective. I once read a generalization that said if you aren’t a liberal while young, ...
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Exporting dreams

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Years ago a friend invited me to spend a weekend at his cabin in the north woods of Minnesota. Northern Minnesota is stunningly ...
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A change in perspective

I expected a small town renaissance to take place during the recession but instead I found a lot of snow and ice. Although it ...
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Snowbirds at a slower pace

MITCH TRAPHAGEN PHOTOS Two women in traditional plain clothes chat on the street as a teenage girl approaches while sending text messages on her ...
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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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