Mitch Traphagen

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Curtains rise at the Firehouse Cultural Center

Opening performance for center's first Artist-in-Residence on Saturday night.
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SCC senior expo targets con artists

Senior expo to be held Feb.28 at Kings Point....
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Observations: The pendulum swings

The pendulum is swinging in South Hillsborough....
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Accident claims the life of teenaged bicyclist in Ruskin

Fatal accident temporarily shut down southbound lanes of U.S. 41 on Monday....
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Firehouse Cultural Center names first-ever Artist-in-Residence

New cultural center and performance artist Leland Faulkner to open door to world-class talent for South Hillsborough residents....
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Observations: The successful failure

What is your definition of success?...
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Stolen golf carts, gunshots, stabbing keep HCSO busy

HCSO seeks public's help in finding Wimauma shooter....
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Community garage sale for boy wounded on New Years Eve a success

The garage sale was held at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin....
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Ruskin’s SouthShore Market finds another perfect day

Market held on the last Saturday of each month...
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Observations: Saying Goodbyes

What has happened to romance?...
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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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