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May Is Elder Law Month

May is National Elder law Month, designated by The National Academy of Elder Law Attoneys (NAELA) and the Academy of Florida Elder law Attorneys (AFELA) as the month to concentrate on the field of elder law. AFELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others who work with older clients and their […]

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Life And Times Of A Local Entertainer

A young man named Dennis was born and raised in Tennessee. The rules of action when growing up in the mid 1900s were a natural part of his existence… until he was thirteen years old. At that time his talent and knowledge of choral music led him to become a member of the local adult […]

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14th Annual Mutt Strutt

by Vershurn Ford Get ready for the 14th annual Mutt Strutt, brought to you by Halifax Humane Society, happening Saturday, May 11th, at the iconic Daytona Beach Bandshell! This highly anticipated event invites dog lovers and their furry companions to enjoy a day of fun-filled activities on the World’s Most Famous Beach. From 8 a.m. […]

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When Dog Walking Is A Tug of War

by Sam Mazzotta Dear Paw’s Corner: My dog Trey is a 3-year-old mixed breed, mostly Lab, who pulls at his leash every time we go out for a walk. I don’t want to use a choke collar, because it seems painful and counterproductive to punish him every time he tries to pull ahead. How can […]

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A Few Readers Concerns

Regarding my article from last time, I received a few e-mails from pet owners with good and not-so-good experiences with medicines developed and prescribed for veterinary purposes. One e-mail was from a reader who had recently lost their pet after the pet was treated with the drug Bedinvetmab, sold under the brand name Librela. Bedinvetmab […]

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Be Suspicious, Vigilant To Avoid Falling Victim To Impostor Scams

Just when you think you’ve heard about every heinous way scammers swindle people out of their money, along comes another one. Recently, a Volusia County resident re-ported being scammed out of $40,000 after she received an e-mail supposedly from Paypal—a well-known company whose app is used to send and receive money globally. The e-mail warned […]

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Advertising Icons

The Bonhams Skinner auction where this chair sold listed it as a Harvard University Windsor chair, bringing together two icons of colonial America. Harvard University, originally called the New College, was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1636, making it the oldest college in the United States. This means that Harvard predates the Windsor chair in […]

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Rude America

I turned on the television and saw that they were in the middle of a discussion about Rude America. I wish I had seen it all for I have been very aware of a difference in our America of a few years ago and America as it is today. They were talking about how people […]

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Veterans Stand Down April 19 And 20

by Pat Kuehn Volusia County’s Veterans Services Division will present a Veterans Stand Down April 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Veterans and their families may stop by for free haircuts, clothing, and lunch. They can also talk to representatives from multiple […]

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Scammers Working Harder To Lure & Victimize You

Today, I have two infuriating examples of people’s recent scam experiences to share with you, and in hopes you about how to avoid being victimized. Impostor Call: This month, a female Volusia County resident reported to us that she had been scammed out of more than $7,000 and wanted to press criminal charges. It happened […]

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