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Antiques—Modern Chairs

Think of an iconic modern chair and there’s a good chance it was manufactured by Knoll. The company is known for making furniture by notable designers. Many of these were innovative midcentury chairs, like Eero Saarinen’s Grasshopper and Womb chairs, Harry Bertoia’s Diamond chair, and Jens Risom’s lounge chair. The company continues to manufacture these […]

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Savvy Scammers

In recent months I’ve been visiting different senior groups to deliver an important message: Online scammers are working hard to escalate their schemes. You can learn how to avoid falling victim to them. We continue to see fraud cases countywide, I’m writing to remind everyone to be suspicious of phone calls, e-mails, or texts that […]

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Springtime Memories…

March, instead of April. It was always a memorable occasion for our family. Every year, after church, we would travel about twenty miles into the hills of Virginia to enjoy Easter with Uncle Dave’s family. Uncle Dave was superintendent of the Sunday School near his home and it was a yearly special occasion for everyone […]

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Top Ten Dog & Cat Names In 2023

According to several sources —including Nationwide Pet Insurance, Rover.com, and TheDodo.com—here are the top ten dog and cat names of 2023, separated by gender. Did your dog or cat make the list? Allow me a minute or two to analyze these popular pet names. First, there is some cross-over of names between the two species. […]

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2024 Estate And Gift Tax Limits

The IRS imposes a tax on lifetime gifts, called the “gift tax” made in excess of the annual gift tax exclusion, but it rarely results in an actual tax. The gift tax (on lifetime gifts) is related to the estate tax (on gifts made at death). It was established to avoid lifetime transfers from reducing […]

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Slam The Scam

Regular readers of this column know that scam artists will never stop coming up with ways to separate people from their hard-earned money. Unfortunately, in the ultra-connected world we live in today, there have never been more opportunities for scammers to reach new victims. Whether it’s on the phone, via e-mail, in person, or all […]

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Daytona Beach Symphony Society

Special to Seniors Today The Daytona Beach Symphony Society continues its 72nd season with a performance of Kiev Virtuosi Symphony Orchestray, Wed., Mar. 20 at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. Grammy Nominated cellist/conductor Dmitry Yablonsky has been Chief Conductor of Kiev Soloists for three years before deciding to organize a renovated orchestra, […]

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National Family Caregiver Support Program

Special to Seniors Today The Florida Department Of Elder Affairs administers the National Family Caregiver Support Program services to help families under certain circumstances, including those that care for frail, older relatives and grandparents, or older relatives who serve as caregivers for minor children or children of any age who have disabilities. Funds for the […]

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Top Ten Dog & Cat Names In 2023

According to several sources —including Nationwide Pet Insurance, Rover.com, and TheDodo.com—here are the top ten dog and cat names of 2023, separated by gender. Did your dog or cat make the list? Allow me a minute or two to analyze these popular pet names. First, there is some cross-over of names between the two species. […]

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Scrabble Turns 50

by Lucie Winborne • The first 72 hours in jail pose the highest risk of death for an inmate, for any reason. • The cat in The Godfather was a stray that director Francis Ford Coppola found in the studio and handed to Marlon Brando before the shot. The animal took a shine to Brando […]

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