Mitch Traphagen

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Kites paint the sky over Apollo Beach

Community group holds fourth annual Kite Fest
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Observations: Is it more perfect yet?

We the People of the United States of America have appeared to be a lot less united over the past many years....
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America’s Capitol blossoms anew

National Cherry Blossom Festival begins this week in Washington, DC....
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Historians live-tweet a century-old tragedy

Follow the launch and disaster of the Titanic in real time....
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Observations: Knowing and slowing

Slow down you crazy child....
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When everybody knows your name

Social Discovery fires up at SXSW...
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SCC bank robbed twice, HCSO seeks single suspect

SunTrust Bank robbed twice in four days....
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Observations: Living in the danger zone

There are a lot of things that want to kill you in Florida....
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Planes, Trains and Craigslist

Part two in an Observer News feature series...
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Observations: Something Good

Is there a reason for everything?...
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Planes, Trains and Craigslist

Part One of an Observer News Feature Story...
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Faulkner, cultural center open to a sellout audience

Faulkner opens to a sell out and ends with a standing ovation....
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The curtain falls on an era at the Ruskin Drive-In

Iconic theater will convert to digital beginning March 5....
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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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