Today's News

  • Blind center becoming more visible

    It is free for the visually impaired.

    The Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers its students skills to help them in their daily lives. The provide instruction in cooking, independent living and offer mobility classes. So, with a variety of services offered at the center, why aren’t more people taking advantage of it?

    It might be because they are not aware of it.

  • Membership meeting at Oak Run

    There will be a membership meeting on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Hot dogs will be served instead of the usual coffee and cookies.

    The scheduled speaker is Mary Harper, who started the local Operation Shoebox organization. The organization provides packages from our hometown to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The meeting will include a “farewell salute ceremony” to honor two members who recently passed away.

  • While you’re waiting for signs of recoveryee

    The country abounds with signs that we don’t want to see: closed, for sale, bankrupt, laid off, and others. We are all looking for signs of recovery. Pun Alley doesn’t have that, but does offer some signs to keep you amused.

    Beware of the Dog

    The little country store had a sign warning, “Danger! Beware of dog!” Inside, there was a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register.

    “Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?” one customer asked the owner.

  • THE ISSUE: Gift ban loophole

    You’ve got to love the inventive gall of Tallahassee’s privileged political class. Following a series of embarrassing scandals involving lobbyist gifts to state legislators, the Florida Legislature passed a sweeping gift ban in 2005 prohibiting state legislators, as well as the governor and other state officials, from accepting anything of value from lobbyists. Gone were the all-expense-paid trips, martini luncheons, dinner parties, personal gifts and other freebies.

    So the public was led to believe.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 15, 2009

    A challenge to

    free speech

    “Disagreeing with reasons to love Israel” Is a noble article by Janis Lentz. I am glad she exercised her free speech and did not remain silent. However, it would be interesting to know, if she knows that her free speech, might be being monitored? Also, in the very near future expressing such thoughts as this could be considered committing a crime.

  • Several new faces join the community

    Hello Readers: Are you enjoying yourselves? There is so much to do here, it is hoped the residents of Palm Cay are participating and meeting new friends and neighbors. There have been several new faces who have joined the Palm Cay family recently and we welcome them and hope they have settled in.

  • Exploring an amazing creature, the horse

    Just down the road apiece, Preservist Sandy Gaile is featured in the “Getting to Know All About You” segment of this week’s Preserve column.

    Sandy attended Grinnell College in Grinnel, Iowa. She received her master’s from Indiana/Purdue University in South Bend, Ind., and enjoyed her career as a speech and language therapist with Elkhart Community Schools in Elkhart, Ind. How lucky we are that this likeable gal chose her retirement home in our Spruce Creek Preserve.

  • Where were the tea partiers during all those years?

    The Boston Tea Party of 1773 was a key event leading up to the independence of the thirteen British colonies in America. It wasn’t fun and games with posters and pops. The Boston Tea Party participants put their lives and livelihoods at risk.

    Dressed as natives, the Boston gang dumped a cargo of tea into the harbor rather than allow the appointed British governor to bring it ashore to be taxed and sold. The colonists were waging a dangerous, running battle of refusal to be taxed, because they had no voice in local government.

  • Man does not slow down in checkpoint

    On April 30, a black BMW drove into a DUI checkpoint on S.W. 60th Avenue and did not slow down. After several deputies yelled for the driver to halt, he finally did, according to a sheriff’s report.

    A deputy asked the man to roll down his window; instead he rolled it back up. He pressed the button again and the window came down. The driver was asked for his license, which took more than three minutes for him to find even though the deputy could clearly see it in the wallet, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • The whole kit and caboodle need homes

    Today, it’s raining. I mean reigning – cats. Here’s your chance to be part of a very British royal family that includes Lady Lucinda and Sirs Thomas and Gerald. All three have been micro-chipped and spayed or neutered.