Mitch Traphagen

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Observations: Life: Part Two

The last day of my 40s was spent in a hospital room with my Mom. Recently out of surgery, she was only occasionally aware that
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Faith for a Bullet Free Sky

Somewhere in South Hillsborough this New Year's Eve, the sky will now be bullet free....
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Mike Huckabee sees the love in SCC

The book, which began as a collection of letters, is something he could give his grandchildren that would last forever. ...
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Observations: Meet Zoe. She is one of us

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 ...
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For Thanksgiving, a bounty of choices in the food you eat

America was and still is a world agricultural powerhouse....
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Oliver North draws a crowd at SCC Business Expo

More than 100 people lined up to purchase the new book and for autographs....
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Music, Honor and Remembrance mark Veterans Day in SCC

The event, A Tribute to Our Community’s Veterans, was sponsored by the combined military veterans organizations in the community....
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In SCC: An event shows how things could be

More than 200 seniors were doing something nice for a bunch of children they don’t even know....
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Where every weekend is a seafood festival

When the construction industry dried up, Steve Fagan found the answers to his future by looking to the past. You can’t get seafood more fresh than from the Mullet Shack....
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The road to serendipity

Newspapers around the nation are struggling, but I think it has as much to do with how the newspapers are run than it does the ...
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Portraits of Power offers unique, eye-level look at world leaders

Within the larger-than-life images are faces of majesty and, perhaps, madness; humility and mystery; confidence and compassion. ...
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Windy days in Florida turn to nightmares up north as Sandy wreaks havoc

With a gale-force wind diameter of nearly 1,000 miles, Hurricane Sandy became the largest hurricane by diameter ever observed in the North Atlantic, surpassing Hurricane Igor of 2010....
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Making a difference, one pencil at a time

In today’s increasingly connected world, even the youngest of children are aware of global problems. ...
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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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