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Today's News

  • Set sail for Pun Island - matey

    On my way to Pun Alley I got shanghaied and wound up in Tampa several days before their Jan. 26 Gasparilla pirate fest. An invasion by a fully-rigged pirate ship, with cannons booming, will force the city to surrender and start festivities that culminate with a pirate parade.

    I managed to tuck the column into a tiny rum cask, commandeer a carrier parrot and send him winging his way back to the Corridor with tales of punny pirates.

    Paper Pirate

    One of the first pirates I met was wearing a paper towel on his head. I asked, “Why are you wearing a paper towel?”

  • Landing Quilters comfort the community

    A recent visit to the pioneer settlement in Barberville prompted my interest in sewing crafts. So I touched base with “Eddie” Mock to learn more about our Marion Landing Quilters and also received some input from Jan Doudna and Fran Szutar along the way.

    This quilters group idea tumbled out of conversations between two Marion Landing woodcarvers more than a dozen years ago. Discovering their wives enjoyed making quilts, Hayden Jones and Frank Szutar decided the ladies ought to meet each other.

  • Library celebrates Black History Month

    In honor of Black History Month, Freedom Public Library is planning an African American Read-in. Join them Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. to read, write your own story, draw, or just listen.

    Reading selections will be provided – or bring your favorites. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

    Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

    The local multiple sclerosis support group, The Turtles, is meeting at Freedom Public Library. The first gathering is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is led by Lynn Zeuch, the group’s facilitator.