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Today's News

  • Answer to Reader’s Questions

    Treasury Extends Money Market Fund Guarantee:

    On March 31, 2009, the Department of Treasury extended its temporary guarantee program for money market mutual funds through Sept. 18, 2009.

  • Freedom in the Bible

    Against the blackened sky, the exploding shells scintillate and blaze forth in myriad colors and patterns, awakening the summer night with echoing booms as the designs fade into wisps of sulfur vapor and evaporate into nothingness. The crowd cheers and claps for more and the act is repeated over and over until the pyrotechnical show ends and the people depart for home. But while this display captures the fascination and delight of the crowd, are the people thinking of the reason for the event and the concept it celebrates?

  • Get ready for the Christmas in July Craft Show

    Christmas In July Craft Show is set for July 11, from  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Cherrywood crafters participating this year are: Dorothy Pickett — silk flowers; Jackie and Larry George — nylon mesh flowers; Edna Fazio and Aprile Guglielmi — jewelry; Stevie Pickrell — sewing, knitted and crocheted items; Barbara Buehler — painted gourds; Nestor Garcia — jewelry; Lorraine Garcia — baskets.

    The Quilt Club will have a lot of surprises.

  • Wagering widows warmly welcomed

    Marion Landing residents are known for volunteering, and our most recent community Volunteer of the Month chose to welcome ten neighbor ladies to his home for a special day-at-the-races party.

  • Oh! what a tangled web we weave when fox runs its chirons

    We learned, by way of Rush Limbaugh, that Mark Sanford’s sex scandal was President Obama’s fault. If it weren’t for the administration’s economic policies, the argument goes, Sanford would have been more optimistic about the future, wouldn’t have cheated on his wife, and wouldn’t have secretly left the country to see his mistress. Who can argue with airtight logic like this?

  • Supplies are low, please attend the blood drive

    Bloodmobiles from Florida’s Blood Centers will be at Palm Grove on Wednesday, July 8, from noon to 5 p.m. and on Thursday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone who donated at Oak Run in May will be eligible on either date. Be sure to eat, and drink plenty of fluids, before coming. We all know how important blood is. Transfusions are needed every day at our hospitals to save lives. The only source is you, the volunteer donor. Only by donating to Florida’s Blood Centers can we be sure blood will be available in our community. Won’t you please help?

  • New events planned for holiday

    Just down the road apiece, some folks refer to our Spruce Creek Preserve Community Center’s recent renovation and addition as the “Miracle on State Road 200.”

    Not only are the community center’s facilities expanded and enhanced but every inch of the building has been revitalized to better accommodate our unusually active community.

    Hey, look us over. Our recently purchased huge American flag proudly waves at the entrance to our community.

  • Let the summer fun begin

    Now that summer is upon us, we can turn our back on those frosty days of winter. I like winter as long as it is in the past tense. Otherwise, all that cold just tenses me up something terrific. Now summer is upon us and we can sit back, relax, and enjoy those crazy lazy days of summer.

    My plans for the summer have already been established. I have a little notebook with all of the things I plan to do during the summer. If someone were to happen to open that little notebook they will find, much to their surprise, that there is not a thing written on any page.

  • Stang Op-Ed Cartoon - June 26, 2009

    We are the people our parents warned us against!

  • Please be careful with your pets this hot season

    It’s beastly hot out there! Please, please don’t ever leave your pets in the car. You may think you are only going to be gone for a "few minutes." Don’t fool yourself. Your dear furry ‘son or daughter’ can die in an incredibly short period of time. If you see an animal in a closed car, call law enforcement immediately. In the county, call the sheriff’s department at 732-9111.