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Like me, I’m sure many of you have been glued to the many programs and news reports regarding the passing of Senator John McCain of Arizona. Unfortunately the early positive response to the Senator’s service to his nation has been marred by the cheap political theatrics which our political system has become famous for, but it is my sincere hope […]

Editorial & Opinion: Cast Your Vote

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We live in paradise on Marco Island and everyone that drives across the Judge Jolley Bridge attests to that as soon as they arrive and speak to any of us locals. Therefore, it is surprising that as a community we become embroiled in so many controversies. Some we unfortunately bring upon ourselves, while others are a result of trying to […]

Our Journey

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It has been an interesting couple of weeks, as the long awaited move into a new home that has all the personal touches and vision of my friend Janet have been realized. This, after about a 9 month process since we began that project. Thank God it was her vision and not mine, otherwise we’d be living out of old […]

Editorial & Opinion | Danielle

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I’ve often spoken of what it takes to make a community great. It really has little or no connection with buildings, organizations or the overall monetary value of land it sits on. None of this really matters in the long run in life. I’ve known people that think their value as a member of a community or organization is directly […]

Time For a Serious Conversation and Action

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In our nation, as well as within the state of Florida and its individual counties, a major debate has been raging for some time now regarding the issue of medical marijuana usage. The issue sometimes is blurred as the discussions overlap between medical marijuana and the more controversial recreational use of the product. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the psychoactive compound […]


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