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Why Does My Dog Bite?

by Barry KuKes My recently departed dog Bear would bite on occasion when prompted. We did not want him to bite, and he was fine with my wife and me and our other dogs, but if you came into his yard uninvited and unaccompanied, you were doomed. We did our best to protect him from […]

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Don’t Be Fooled By ‘Prince Charming’— He (Or She’s) Really A Scammer

This week I want to talk about romance or sweetheart scams, which unfortunately occur when imposters pretend to be seeking love on social media, dating sites, or even in person, but their real love is swindling victims out of their money. This type of scam happens when the imposter smoothly seeks to build an emotional […]

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Ragdoll’s Gift

by Jason Goldtrap In 1990, my parents were living in a condo in Madison, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville. Family connection has always been strong among my brothers and sister. We cherish our moments together, so we always gather for holidays. My mother enjoys holiday decorating and that year she’d gone all out with little […]

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Sit A Spell And Remember…

Once in a while, a child decides to ask how it was in the old days. The parent has to sit a spell and try to recall something worth talking about. It could be about finding the chalk, drawing the game plan on someone’s sidewalk, and having the neighbor kids come over for a game […]

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Documentary Stamps On Transfers Of Real Property

When a deed is recorded in the public records, documentary stamps are due. If there is no consideration, minimal documentary stamps are $70. But the term ‘consideration’ includes much more than money itself. The State of Florida Department of Revenue has a staff whose sole job is to search the public records for transactions that […]

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What’s In The Stars

Aries (March 21 to April 19) With change, don’t be surprised to find new facts emerging that could put another slant on a situation and offer you another choice. Think it through—then decide. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) There could be lingering problems from a previous matter that involved a decision you felt you […]

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April Is National Volunteer Month

Special to Seniors Today National Volunteer month in the United States takes place in the month of April. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism. The Department of Elder Affairs uses innovative and cost-effective methods to serve one of the state’s largest populations. With […]

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30 Years And Counting

It doesn’t seem possible that almost 22 years ago I walked into the office of Seniors Today to ask them if they would be interested in running my column. To my surprise, Bonnie said yes, and as they say the rest is history, It is such a privilege to be a contributor to such a […]

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Volusia Recovery Alliance Names Director

Special to Seniors Today Volusia Recovery Alliance (VRA) is pleased to announce the naming their first Executive Director, Karen Chrapek. Karen has diverse experiences working with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Her volunteer efforts contributed to the establishment of Volusia Recovery Alliance as an organization existing to serve all those seeking recovery from the impact of […]

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Aries (March 21 to April 19) Time is on your side. Anything left undone will need to be put into rush mode. The weekend offers choices for you and someone special. Taurus (April 30 to May 20) Finally getting credit for a contribution is nice. Don’t sit on your laurels under the cork tree. Use […]

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