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Arcadia Elks wanted to thanked those supporting Christmas for the Special People over the holidays. Special thanks go to DeSoto Health's May Kay Burns, DeSoto Memorial Hospital, the DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard, Mark Anderson and Troy Hughes. The children and everyone involved have won…

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It was a wonderful time of year at the Arcadia Elks for the holidays. “Christmas for the Special People” and the kids’ Christmas were ones to remember. Event organizers and Santa wanted to thank the community for its support for these important events, including Mary Kay Burns, DeSoto County…

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Somewhere in a secret laboratory (probably in Minsk), a team of thermodynamic scientists worked for years to perfect the to-go mug that hermetically traps heat, keeping your coffee or tea hot for hours. They traded handshakes and perhaps a few high fives before scalding their taste buds on s…

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“I fell in love in Arcadia” was the beginning of the first song as the New Year’s gathering begin in a quiet neighborhood in Arcadia. Each new year friends from around the country meet to jam to their favorite pastime—bluegrass music. This year, friends and pets from Ontario, Canada, Illinoi…

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Somewhere in a secret laboratory (probably in Minsk), a team of thermodynamic scientists worked for years to perfect the to-go mug that hermetically traps heat, keeping your coffee or tea hot for hours. They traded handshakes and perhaps a few high fives before scalding their taste buds on s…

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Santa made a final appearance in Arcadia before returning to the North Pole for his Christmas Day delivery schedule. Rumor is he packed a couple of cupcakes for the evening ride.

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Arcadia is a town full of wonderful surprises. I met a man the other day that struck me as someone who, if he is ever discovered by the right people, could go to the top of his craft. His name is Brad Grinis; his friends just call him “Sketch.” He’s an artist recently arrived to Arcadia.

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Gas prices in Florida are declining again, after rising an average of 3 cents last week. On Sunday, gas prices averaged $2.30 per gallon, which is only 1.5 cents more than this time a week ago. Florida drivers are now paying 21 cents per gallon less than they did two months ago, and 62 cents…

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Greek mythology birthed the phoenix, a bird that lives for centuries. When it dies, it regenerates and rises anew from the ashes. In my world, the Florida version of a phoenix is a flamingo. Specifically, deep in the heart of Everglades National Park, a small town called Flamingo is rising f…

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Arcadian photographers Jimmy Peters and Priscilla McDaniel captured our place in time for 2018. We hope you enjoy a selection of their work.

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For some incredible photos of a couple huge alligators arguing over lunch at Myakka State Park, see this week’s WaterLine. If you’re not getting WaterLine in your paper, call 941-206-1300 and add it to your subscription for just $1 a month.

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It’s a running joke in my family that the moment our pool temperature drops below 80 degrees, I will refuse to dip a toe in it. I’ve never been one of those people who eases myself into cool water, gasping the whole way with my teeth chattering. No way, no how.

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Isn’t it fun to run into seemingly outdated language during the holiday season? It’s the equivalent of having a herald show up at your door with a written proclamation on parchment instead of your friend merely sending you a text message. Holiday lyrics and stories are full of rich, old-scho…

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Start with your Facebook friends and family. Give them a book or get them to buy one on Amazon. But ask each of them for a review. The more reviews you get, the more books you will sell.

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“Dear Santa, I wish I can get 1,000,000,000 so I can give some of the poor a shelter. I will start off by looking for people who are sitting on the sidewalk, have old clothing and are dirty. I will give them some food, buy a house, and let them stay there. I will pay all their bills, but I w…

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“I had no idea I could do what I do now as a full-time job,” Ron Culberson, author and motivational speaker, says. As with most of us, this speaker, author and humorist is living a life he once found hard to imagine.

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