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Allocating just a portion of profits on upkeep of courses will make for happier homeowners and golfers
Writing in an opinion piece, a Village of St. Catherine residents says that allocating just a portion of profits on upkeep of golf courses will make for happier homeowners and golfers.
Scrutinize the types of carbohydrates you are consuming
Eating carbohydrates contained in plants is associated with reduced heart attack and stroke risk, while eating sugar added to prepared foods and drinks is associated with increased heart attack and stroke risk.
Taking a day to be pampered
Once in a while, a girl has to take a day to be pampered. Columnist Lisa DeMarco describes her recent experience.
Important voices will be missing from multi-modal path discussion
Important voices will be missing from this week’s meeting of the Multi-Modal Path Discussion Group.
Prostate cancer usually grows slowly over many years
Prostate cancer usually grows slowly over many years, so a study was designed to find out if it is safe to delay treatment for many years.
Florida has record number of female police chiefs
Attorney General Ashley Moody is highlighting the record number of female police chiefs leading departments in our state.
Political odd couple joins forces to demand action in wake of banking collapses
A political odd couple has joined together to demand action in the wake of recent banking collapses.
Inflammation tests more effective than cholesterol tests as predictors of heart attacks
Dr. Gabe Mirkin breaks down research which has found that inflammation tests are more effective than cholesterol tests as predictors of heart attacks.
Committed to tackling the energy crisis created by Biden
Congressman Daniel Webster says House Republicans are committed to tackling the energy crisis created by President Biden’s policies.
You’ll always know me by my shoes
Anytime she’s stepping out, Columnist Lisa DeMarco can be recognized by her distinctive footwear.
Legislation would deny federal funds to TikTok partners
America’s top intelligence officials have confirmed Chinese-owned TikTok is a threat to our national security, and the app is now banned on most federal devices
Gas stoves may be harmful
Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks at research that indicates that gas stoves may be harmful.
A warning for Florida’s spring breakers
Attorney General Ashley Moody has a warning for Florida’s spring breakers.
Artificial sweeteners may cause you to eat more calories
Dr. Gabe Mirkin worries that artificial sweeteners may cause you to eat more calories
Villages Tax-Aide volunteers ready to help you with your return
The 2022 tax season is now in full swing. Villages Tax-Aide volunteers are ready to help.
Topol’s ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ told a timeless story
Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on the life of Chaim Topol, who performed in “Fiddler on the Roof” more than 3,500 times from 1967 through 2009, in arguably the most popular musical of all time.
A lot more goes into a pot of coffee
Columnist Lisa DeMarco writes about what goes on behind the scenes when you brew up a pot of coffee in a restaurant.
Lithium-ion batteries are great but must be used safely
Lithium-ion batteries are great, but must be used safely.
Skipping breakfast may harm immune response
Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns that skipping breakfast may harm your immune response.
Lady Lake officials were right to stand their ground on zoning
Villager Robert Nyce offers his congratulations to Lady Lake officials who held the line on a zoning issue.
Clearinghouse has been working to find missing persons for 40 years
This month marks the 40th anniversary of Florida’s Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse.
Prolific actor Tom Sizemore battled drugs and had relationship problems
Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes about prolific actor Tom Sizemore who battled drugs and had relationship problems.
Gov. DeSantis needs to take further action if dereliction of duty is found
Congressman Daniel Webster writes about a letter he recently sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
A Jersey girl’s dream come true
Columnist Lisa DeMarco talks about the joys of life including a Jersey girl's dream come true.