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Today's News

  • Cherrywood: Democratic Club will meet in Clubhouse

    The Cherrywood Democratic Club, meets June 19, 2 pm in the Clubhouse card room.

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Spruce Creek Preserve: A pleasant visit to the elementary school

    Just down the road apiece Preservist Nancy Anderson submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column.

  • Don’t give me any of that double talk

    This coming August, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly will celebrate 38 years of marital bliss. Personally, I have no idea what "marital bliss" is exactly, only that I have it. I know I have it, because my wife told me, and she would never lie to me. Unless of course ... but let’s not go into that.

  • Spruce Creek North: The summer may be slow, but the pool is busy

    In 1989, Kay Seagraves led an exercise class in the pool at Spruce Creek North.

    Activities are slow for summer but the pool is the exception.

    Father’s Day is this Sunday so it’s their day to be honored. So to all the dads and granddads, have a wonderful day.

     It is also the first day of summer. Gosh! I thought summer was here weeks ago!

    Blast from the Past #2

  • Out to Pastor: The trials and joys of fatherhood

    Once again, another year has gone by and we are celebrating another Father’s Day. I am all for celebrating it with lots of gusto. I am not saying this just because I am a father, I’m saying this because I like living life with lots of gusto.

  • Stang Op Ed cartoon - June 12, 2009

    You can’t fly like an eagle with those itty-bitty wings!

  • A boost to boomer education

    Baby boomers are heading back to the classrooms in increasing numbers – at least they are in Marion County.

    With a growing senior population, Marion County is becoming the ideal location for baby boomers seeking to expand their educational horizons and Central Florida Community College (CFCC) is meeting the need.

    Recently, the college received a boost to enhance its educational programs for senior citizens. The college was selected to receive a $10,000 expansion grant in the Plus 50 Initiative that serves the community’s senior population.

  • Learning to accept and understand people

    Many people consider the poor as lazy or stupid. If they worked harder, they’d be able to rise above their mean lives, some think. This may be true for a minority, but the majority are not in this category. Other things go into the equation.

    Susan Boyle comes to mind as a good example. Here’s a woman with a fine voice. Most would expect her to be very successful in her career. From news reports, it’s quite noticeable that she’s fragile emotionally. Some, as probably Ms. Boyle, need a quiet environment with as little pressure as possible.

  • Fourth of July 'Picnic in the Park'

    How about a little 'picnic in the park' for your Fourth of July?

    Old fashioned games, music and a reading of the Declaration of Independence are all part of the holiday fun planned at Dade Park, just west of Bushnell on Saturday, July 4th.

  • The rain didn't dampen Memorial Day services

    Just down the road apiece Preservist Frank Thomas, Commander, Spruce Creek Preserve Military Club, submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column:

    Memorial Day 2009

    The Memorial Day Celebration here at Spruce Creek Preserve turned out to be another successful day. We have had tons of rain and we were skeptical of having a sunny day to fulfill a day of remembrance. It turned out to be a wonderful day for all to enjoy — a day to celebrate our servicemen and

    -women on Memorial Day.