Mitch Traphagen

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The Buffer Zone

Separation is defined by the sound of metal on metal
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SCC goes to the dogs

Sun City Center went to the dogs with the 10th annual Sun City Center Dog Show, held Saturday, March 23 at Community Hall. The show ...
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SCC Fun Fest offered something for everyone

With more than 80 participating organizations and businesses, the 2013 Sun City Center Fun Fest provided something for everyone....
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Firehouse Cultural Center kicks off 2013 Spring Literary Series

Each evening in the literary series will feature a reading, question and answer time, book sales and author signings....
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Farm worker rally marches through South County

The march was held to bring focus to the organization’s Fair Food Program, a farm worker and consumer driven initiative primarily consisting of a wage increase supported by a price premium paid by corporate purchasers of Florida tomatoes....
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This weekend, get outdoors for a good cause

The third annual Hook ’n Sink Golf and Fishing Tournament kicks off at Little Harbor Resort and Club Renaissance this weekend to benefit the Mary and Martha House....
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An appreciation luncheon reveals keys to an optimum life

Aging is in many ways relative. "Most people don't feel old on the inside."...
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Hillsborough's eroding jewel

That E.G. Simmons Park exists could be thought of as a miracle....
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Observations: Beyond Infinity

Maybe that’s what life is all about — a series of moments when things feel they are about as good as they can get....
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A day at the courts with the Shuffleboard Club

The club, with 113 members, is for both experts and beginners alike. ...
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Frog meets snake in a theater full of laughing children

Nearly 120 children enjoyed a puppet show with a message at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin Thursday, Feb. 21. The show was performed by ...
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Calvary Church breaks ground for new Angel Attic

The expected completion date of the new Angel Attic is July of this year. ...
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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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