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Hi Y'all, Hope that your Halloween was fun! The Lanark Village Boat Club had a members appreciation Octoberfest on Saturday. The food and fun were wonderful and Teresa and …

The Lyft driver pulled up to the curb at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport early in the afternoon on a late September day. I’d only been standing there for a couple of minutes, and my …

Be extra cautious when you “fall back” on Nov. 7, 2021.That’s the date we must set our clocks back one hour in honor of daylight savings time.But watch out.The jarring shift to our daily …

Why do our Carrabelle restaurants close or fail too soon? Is it ownership or “location, location, location?” Is it employees, management, menu, food preparation, selections, food quality? …

The autumn leaves are expected to be extra vibrant this year in Pennsylvania, though they are changing colors a week later than is normal.That’s fitting. Very few things are “normal” this …

News that a federal judge had approved the unconditional release of John Hinckley Jr. next June set my phone to ringing furiously earlier this week.Journalists naturally wanted to know what I thought …

In the Stone Age, when I was born, there were of course no online shopping sites (Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the internet). There weren’t even malls. All the big department stores were …

Hi Y'all, I am writing the article on Sept. 27. This day is the Heavenly Birthday of my Mom, Gene Sewell,. For those of you who don't know, she was the first Queen of Lanark Village. This is …

Mother didn’t actually lie to us. I don’t think. She said it was mayonnaise. We called it mayonnaise. It wasn’t all that complicated. Besides, it was white and creamy…. like …

Are you sinking into depression or anxiety? Are you feeling guilty or ashamed because of it? Christians often share with me how much they struggle with depression and anxiety, especially …

Heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers and coordinators who devoted their last Saturday morning hours to the task of picking up the trash discarded and left by others in our cities, communities and …

Hi Y'all, The 20th anniversary of 9/11 was honored more privately than remembrances in the past years. It was mostly because of COVID, our enemy for the last couple of years. I am sure that …

I stood at a busy lunch counter in Little Havana as I watched the Twin Towers topple. Gawking at an overhead TV wedged atop the well-worn appliances, it was a good thing I was speechless. …

People see my “Hunker Down” byline and ask if I’m a Georgia Bulldog fan. Well, no. That is actually a whole ’nother way of hunkering. And I am certainly not entrenching myself into some kind …

Is America imploding? Is there any hope for our divided nation? Immediately following 9/11, I cringed every time I heard a plane fly overhead. Like so many others, I prayed for our …

At one point in his running, four-year war with the news media, former President Donald Trump referred to it as “the enemy of the people,” a remark which rightfully drew a cascade of …

Remember 9/11!Hi Y'all, I hope that you had a wonderful Labor Day holiday. The Lanark Village Boat Club was sorry to have to not have a gathering on Labor Day, but they are hoping to have their …

I don’t think Congress has passed a meaningful law since the beginning of the year. That’s eight months! Good gracious alive, I know what we should be thinking, “Why are we paying …

John Milton wrote, “When I consider how my light is spent.” Shakespeare penned, “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” Charles Dickens began one book, “It was the best of times, it was …

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