Mitch Traphagen

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Dreams come true in Dry Creek

The Little TV Town That Could goes to the Big Apple in award nomination.
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Prep football kicks off

Pre-season games held on Friday...
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Isaac crashes the party as a no-show

Of course weird things happen. It's Florida....
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Tales from an RNC veteran

From the outside looking in you can never understand it. From the inside looking out you can never explain it....
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Chambers, businesses welcome new teachers

New Teacher breakfasts held in Riverview, Ruskin...
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A finer day

Carly Simon sang, “We can never know about the days to come but we think about them anyway.”...
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Blowing a fuse on Craigslist

Car after car looked OK but so many had “stories.” You know what “stories” are......
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Women-owned companies join forces to support Mary & Martha House

For the companies and individuals involved, it was an act of compassion......
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We need something to laugh about

There isn’t a single nation on earth that would not be completely freaked out at the thought of having to deal with Secretary of State Gary Busey....
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Climate change or not, weather is about to hit your wallet

The weather this year will have some impact on food prices and on your pocketbook. ...
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NASA lands Curiosity rover on Mars

After a 36-week flight through space, NASA has successfully landed its car-sized rover, named Curiosity, on Mars....
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The sullied and un-hip Web?

Yes, I'm afraid to say it but there is lawn-tractor porn....
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Defying Gravity

"We would like to get the word out that we have this machine and it can help you.”...
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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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