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Sebring’s Mark Barie has published (Berringer Publishing) “War Calls, Love Cries,” the story of an innocent farm boy whose dreams of love and law school are shattered by the American Civil War. As a result of completing his first novel, Barie has assembled a presentation entitled: “Seven Civ…

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The Arcadia Writers Group presented an inspirational talk to the Lifelong Learning Institute at the Charlotte campus of Florida SouthWestern State College in Punta Gorda. The presentation was the keynote for fall class registration for the Lifelong Learning Institute on Oct. 16.

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Sebring’s Mark Barie has published (Berringer Publishing) “War Calls, Love Cries,” the story of an innocent farm boy whose dreams of love and law school are shattered by the American Civil War. As a result of completing his first novel, Barie has assembled a presentation entitled: “Seven Civ…

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The Arcadia Writers Group presented an inspirational talk to the Lifelong Learning Institute at the Charlotte campus of Florida SouthWestern State College in Punta Gorda. The presentation was the keynote for fall class registration for the Lifelong Learning Institute on Oct. 16.

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It’s no fun when you’re out cutting your lawn and you hear the belt come off the mower. You look back and discover the grass is the same height as it was before you ran over it. As you will quickly discover, I’m not very mechanical ... but I took the blade platform off and discovered one of …

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Got the call from Chris he had four green stickers on his weekly report card and that he was being pardoned by his daddy for a visit with Nana. God bless my son. Friday afternoon I got in the car and went to get my little guy.

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You snagged that great job at the hot new tech startup where they play ping-pong on scooters. Congratulations! Your title is probably something like “chief dreamer,” “director of awesome,” or something else vague and millennial-friendly. Now you get an email from the HR director (whose busin…

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The Arcadia All Florida Saddle Club at its first-ever Spooktacular Parade of Costumes had 33 entries, most but not all on horseback. Impartial judges—Dee Johnson, Alan Wilson, Jennifer Santere and Pam Andre—had the chore of picking four winners. Contestant got a number and paraded before the…

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The HCW Foundation invites everyone to “Remembering the Smith-Brown School, in honor of Charles Washington.” The event is at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 319 S. Lee Ave. Refreshments will be served.

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“I always correct people when they call an initialism that is not an acronym an acronym. Although, I think I come across a bit like a snob or a jerk, or both.” —Rick, Fishers, Ind.

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I was watching television this past week and on the program there was a guy siphoning water with a hose, by mouth. What do you think it reminded me of? If you’re around my age or older, it was siphoning gasoline from a vehicle. And by mouth, of course—remember the taste of that stuff? Oh yea…

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Every bicyclist serves as an example and as an educator to other drivers on the proper way to share the road. A good way to earn respect on the road is to ask for what you deserve; take what you’re offered. Communicate with other drivers to let them know you have the same right to use the ro…

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The full moon has been important to us humans since ancient times. Native Americans marked the passing of seasons with the appearance of the full moon. The full moon also has particular names, some familiar, some not so well known.

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