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Sometimes praise comes when we least expect it. And sometimes it comes and we still don’t quite understand it, although we’ve always been bullish on our cities and towns. But we’ll take it and hope these projections hold true.
When I moved to Florida in 2006, I didn’t realize how different some things would be compared with Michigan where I grew up. But I had lived in 12 states from New Jersey to California and from Minnesota to Texas, so I figured if I could acclim...
Around 30 years ago, my mom went fishing with my step-dad. We lived on a ranch in Avon Park and there were several canals loaded with fish that were waiting to be our dinner at any given time. I preferred catfish over brim or bass because I never car...
“What Would the World Look Like if the United States Disappeared?” by Dr. Saqib Qureshi was a puzzling opinion piece in The Tribune’s July 13 issue. Qureshi speaks of what might happen if the U.S. follows an isolationist policy. ...
On a whim we decided to take a drive and go out for lunch. Realizing it was Saturday, after 1 p.m., I decided to be proactive rather than risk another “closed for the summer” experience. Poor Siri couldn’t understand what I was a...
If you know me at all, you know that I absolutely detest exercising. I have never been an athletic person, and anything involving the word “running” sounds like pure torture to me. Once in a blue moon I will accompany someone to the gym...
Obama deserves criticism
Sometimes what appears to be a great operation turns out to be a complete failure, and possibly even worse. That’s what Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, State Attorney Jerry Hill and a grand jury said about the former Avon Park Youth Academy, w...
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