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Mayflies Don’t Make Great Pets

by Barry KuKes I f given a choice, don’t ever accept a mayfly as a pet. Why? Because ac-cording to www.themysteriousworld. com mayflies have the shortest lifespan on earth. Their life lasts only for 24 hours. Mayflies are also called ‘one-day insects’ because of their shortest life span. There are 2,500 different species of mayflies […]

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Despite Challenges—Time To Be Thankful

As we do our best to celebrate the holidays—as safely as we can—it’s a good time to look back and see where we’ve come, despite 2020 being one of the most challenging years in our history, and renew our hope for the new year in our country and here in Volusia County. Looking back over […]

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Merry Whatever

by Peggy Goldtrap Merry Whatever, time for dropping and flopping after weeks of shopping. We have just a few days to breathe before the riotous joy of 2021. I’m totally over 2020! Aren’t you? My guess is that no one is grieving the good old days that began with baby 2020, January 1. We could […]

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New Year’s Traditions

Special to Seniors Today We are all ready to wish 2020 good-bye. Looking forward to a great 2021, maybe some of these traditions could be added to your New Year’s Eve this year. Americans enjoy singing Auld Lang Syne and eat black-eye peas for good luck. Around the globe, other cultures welcome the start of […]

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Additional Homestead Tax Exemption For Seniors

This is a summary of homestead tax exemptions applicable to senior citizens, excerpted from the local tax assessor’s office website: https://vcpa.vcgov.org/senior.html $25,000 Homestead Exemption: Every person who has legal or equitable title to real property in the State of Florida and who resides thereon and in good faith makes it his or her permanent home […]

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The Best Christmas Ever!

“The Best Christmas Every!” was written by Kitty Maiden and has appeared in ‘Senior Today’ in previous years. Enjoy! The little girl was born to be a child who loved a Christmas tree; All the treasures Santa brings… a doll, some toys, stocking things. She’d crawl under the tree to find a music box that […]

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Preventing Crimes This Holiday

As 2020 winds down and our holiday celebrations may feel different this year, but it’s no time to let down our guard because criminals don’t take a holiday. In fact, during this time of year it’s more important than ever to stay alert to your surroundings and take time to prevent becoming a victim. Here […]

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Brighten Up Holiday Season

by: Andre Sowerby-Thomas Holiday lights and décor bring feelings of joy, positivity, and happiness—and that’s why many Floridians brighten up their homes with decorations each year. Between lighting, special décor, and home cooked meals, the holidays are a time when customers use more energy. An animated snow globe running for a month can add $15 […]

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An Old Florida Christmas

Special to Seniors Today Florida may now be one of the top winter holiday destinations in the world, but in 1837—not so much. For the American soldiers in the midst of the Second Seminole War it was a mosquito infested wilderness where they might have gotten a couple of hours, or even a day off […]

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