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Barry Evans

Remembering the great days of radio

Do you recall, “Just Plain Bill”?  How about “Pepper Young’s Family” or “Young Widow Brown”? Unfortunately I do.  What brought the memory of what were daytime radio...

Enjoy your golf cart …. safely and legally

Now that many of our seasonal residents and guests are back with us, a quick refresher message about golf carts cannot hurt.  This is...

Deadline for employers to fully implement  new tax withholding tables

The deadline for employers to fully implement the new tax withholding tables is this Thursday.  With this deadline, even more Americans will see lower...
Jack Petro

Liam Neeson going nowhere in ‘The Commuter’

Michael makes his daily trip to his job by a commuter train.  It is dull, boring, but a necessary step in his everyday existence. ...
Marsha Shearer

Benjamin Franklin must be turning over in his grave

“There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”  John Adams When asked what kind of government the founders had created, Benjamin Franklin’s...

Spending bills include disaster assistance for Florida and Puerto Rico

The U.S. Senate approved a massive two-year government spending bill that includes, among other things, $89.3 billion in disaster assistance to help areas, such...
Barry Evans

The real marketing genius behind Valentine’s Day

As you may have noticed, it will not be long before Valentine’s Day is upon us. When I was a toddler I wondered why...

New Medicare cards should start being received in April

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that new Medicare cards are being sent out to every Medicare enrollee starting in April. The...

Tavares Community Theatre hits a home run with ‘Murder at the Howard Johnson’s’

The fledgling Tavares Community Theatre has three competent actors working in harmony to produce a comedy murder mystery that is hilarious. Wife Arlene Miller (Michelle Buehler)...

Dr. Sigmund Freud and dreams

Even though many of his theories are not accepted today by most experts in the field of psychiatry, Sigmund Freud invented psychotherapy and thus...

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