Celebrating DeSoto County’s colorful heritage and our tasty food was the focus of Saturday’s 2nd Annual Florida Cracker Meal at the Turner Center. Traditional cracker cuisine, music, stories, costumes and contests highlighted the fun evening hosted by the DeSoto County Historical Society. Ev…
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Parenting gets complicated and no one dodges mistakes. So to honor your mother/mama/mom/madre/mum, we’ve listed what others have said about these dear women, hoping that you pilfer one for that late Mother’s Day card, or recite it in her memory.
Sebring author and Arcadian contributor Mark Barie is a 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist. Hoffer competition includes almost 2,000 entries from the English-speaking world.
Spring is in full swing (here in the north). The bugs are back, seasonal allergies have come out of hiding, and “for sale” signs in front yards are as plentiful as dandelions. If this were a cartoon, all my Realtor friends would have cash register “ka-ching” sounds going off while dollar sig…
We’ve all heard of Cinco de Mayo, especially here in Arcadia. But where did it come from, what does it mean and how is it celebrated today?
I can still remember buying my copy of “Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language” back in high school. It was raining that day, and I scurried into the local bookstore during lunch. This glorious red rectangle caught my eye with its shimmery gold-embossed letters.…
The Easter Bunny put on the dog at Sunday’s farmers market in Punta Gorda’s History Park in celebration of Easter. The bunny was portrayed by a tall vendor, so you can see that the bunnysuit was pretty big. I confess to having tweaked the bunny’s tail—itself the size of a football. Official …
Members of Arcadia Literary Club met April 10 at the lovely home of Debi Halvorson. Debi and co-hostesses Beau Carson, Kim Bonner, Muriel Hall and Bonnie Molloy served members blueberry and peach cobbler, cheese and crackers, fruit, candies and punch.
When you’ve been freelance writing for the Venice Gondolier for as long as I have, you begin to think you know everything there is to know about the town’s storied history. But there’s nothing like taking a historic walking tour with a true expert to enlighten you as to how much you really d…
Grab a cup of coffee early on a Sunday morning. And in the pre-dawn dark around 6:15 a.m. head south from Arcadia on U.S. Highway 17. Less than 25 miles later, you will enter downtown Punta Gorda. It is dusk, still and quiet. There’s very little traffic as you cross both directions of U.S. R…
The L&E Club met on April 2 at the beautiful home of Betsy Sorrells to celebrate National Poetry Month and to hold their annual business meeting. The members were greeted by hosts Margaret Hays and Genie Martin and enjoyed a butter cake with cream pineapple frosting which was a treasured…
The Arcadia Woman’s Club meeting was called to order on April 8 (Monday) by President Linda Waters. There were 16 members and one guest present. Opening prayer was given and requests for birthday or anniversary announcements. The guest speaker was introduced. Valerie Eberlin is the clinical …
The Family Service Center offers an array of programs and classes to meet the needs of our community. With both day and evening class offerings, you are sure to find one that’s just the right fit.
Members of Arcadia Literary Club met March 13 at the lovely home of Raye Southwell. Raye and co-hostesses Ruth Dunn, Bonnie Molloy and Theresa Wheeler served members banana split trifle, deviled eggs, cheese cake, pimento cheese dip and Easter candy.
- Staffer of the Month
- Luke Wilson cartoon, 05/16/19
- Viewing the heavens, ignore voices to quit, coffee helps, 05/16/19
- Go green! (sort of, kind of sold on electric vehicles)
- DeSoto obituaries, Patterson, Baker, 05/16/19
- L&E Club's fun adventure: Solomon's Castle
- Peace River Chapter DAR March/April meetings
- Christmas dreams—but did you know ...
- Stop the assault on local governments' authority
- About time to enjoy and appreciate this ride called life, Luke Wilson, 05/16/19
- Disaster kit on a budget (week 18 of 20)
- Man gets two-plus years for witness tampering; brother serving six
- Three-vehicle wreck on State Road 70
- APD says woman threatened informant via Facebook
- Man arrested on charges of battery, resisting arrest
- To-do list: Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday
- Fowl play: chicken nuisance rules modified
- Hometown profile: Yellow Deli Bakery coming, buns moving for final 'push'
- Our websites now have a small fee but lots of 'freedom'
- Our websites now have a small fee and new perks
- Gas prices declining, but will it last?
- New ZR1 fastest Corvette ever, less $$ than exotics, Len Ingrassia, 05/09/19
- Death sentence for Florida’s schools, opinion, 05/09/19
- Just something about that special person we call Mom
- DeSoto letters to the editor, 05/09/19
- Tips on avoiding RAS Syndrome (Grammar Guy)
- Adams dominates in 1-0 thriller over Pirates
- Fort Ogden picnic, once was to 'orate and distribute cards'
- DeSoto celebrates National Day of Prayer, 05/09/19
- Cleaning the other environment, start with you and me, Roger Campbell, 05/09/19
- DeSoto ag briefs, 05/09/19
- Customer Appreciation Party says 'thanks' to workers
- Luke Wilson cartoon, 05/09/19
- Congratulations to DCHS achievers!
- Great job, Lee!
- Sunday is Mother's Day, what we say about mom
- Season of growth ends in 12-2 loss
- Bless your mother this Sunday, say something good, Judith Doctor, 05/09/19
- Win finishes perfect Senior Night, one and done from here
- DeSoto briefs, 05/09/19
- Water: We’re in it together, Elton Langford, 05/09/19
- Man charged with molesting child held on $1.5 million bond
- Pair charged with impersonating cops
- Arc DeSoto, class time fused with athletic pursuits, Jimmy Peters, 05/09/19
- Send-off for a fallen comrade, husband and dad
- Woman allegedly stabbed husband
- Did bombing contaminate Babcock-Webb?
- Police beat, 05/09/19
- Sebring writer's national recognition
- Starting next year, drivers could be ticketed for texting while driving