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The DeSoto County Guardian ad Litem Program is court appointed to represent abused/neglected/abandoned children, advocating for their best interests. There are slightly under 100 children in the court system that local donors ensured had an exciting Christmas morning: Arcadia Moose Lodge 132…

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Patty Walker is organizing the first Ride for Tiny Town, a benefit to help DeSoto County’s homeless. The Feb. 9 ride starting at Mosaic Arena will cover three distances and proceeds from riders and sponsors will be used to build the Village of Tiny Town that advocates envision off Magnolia i…

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This is the first of a series of informational articles designed to educate the public about disaster preparedness and other aspects of emergency management, as well as to guide you through building an all-hazards disaster kit for your family. Future articles will discuss the different hazar…

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These past seven days were a great week to ride bikes here in Southwest Florida. The weather was just cool enough to make for some very comfortable trips on the road. Of course, the downside is that this time of year, when you do get caught in a rain storm or three (as I did Saturday), inste…

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Were you out on the bike Thanksgiving morning? If you were, I might have seen you as I rode an easy 30 miles just to make room for an extra piece of pumpkin pie. I probably spotted a hundred other cyclists out and about.

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Must be snowing north of here. Our club rides have doubled in size in the last couple of weeks as more of our snowbird friends arrive here for some warmth. But even more exciting is the ever-growing number of cyclists that tell me they ride to work or run errands just because they can. It go…

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Patty Walker is organizing the first Ride for Tiny Town, a benefit to help DeSoto County’s homeless. The Feb. 9 ride starting at Mosaic Arena will cover three distances and proceeds from riders and sponsors will be used to build the Village of Tiny Town that advocates envision off Magnolia i…

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The Heartland Senior Games are fast aproaching and the event coordinators are eager to get started. The registration cutoff for golf euchre, shuffleboard, table tennis, horseshoes and pickleball is Jan. 18.

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This is the first of a series of informational articles designed to educate the public about disaster preparedness and other aspects of emergency management, as well as to guide you through building an all-hazards disaster kit for your family. Future articles will discuss the different hazar…

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January is Move Over month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway.

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The four-county Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority voted 3-1 to buy a $2.1 million administration building in Manatee County, against the wishes of Charlotte County commissioners.

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These past seven days were a great week to ride bikes here in Southwest Florida. The weather was just cool enough to make for some very comfortable trips on the road. Of course, the downside is that this time of year, when you do get caught in a rain storm or three (as I did Saturday), inste…

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Were you out on the bike Thanksgiving morning? If you were, I might have seen you as I rode an easy 30 miles just to make room for an extra piece of pumpkin pie. I probably spotted a hundred other cyclists out and about.

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Must be snowing north of here. Our club rides have doubled in size in the last couple of weeks as more of our snowbird friends arrive here for some warmth. But even more exciting is the ever-growing number of cyclists that tell me they ride to work or run errands just because they can. It go…

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About a third of people eligible for Medicare have opted to get their benefits through a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C). These plans are offered by private health-insurance companies approved by the federal government. Medicare Advantage plans combine doctor and hospital coverage in one pl…

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Swamp Cabbage is also called “Heart of Palm.” It comes from the State Tree of Florida, the Sabal Palm. I have been cutting and cooking swamp cabbage for over 40 years. As a kid I would only eat the cabbage raw.

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Question: Some of the old timers in my neighborhood tell me that seagrape berries are good to eat. Any truth to that?

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Question: Some of the old timers in my neighborhood tell me that seagrape berries are good to eat. Any truth to that?

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