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Columns

  • ‘Grand Reveal’ planned for St. Marks Lighthouse

    By JOHN Y. ROBERTS

    For 176 years the present St. Marks Lighthouse has stood majestically as the “Crown Jewel,” first of the territory of Florida, then of Leon County, and finally, since 1843, Wakulla County.
    The beautiful tower now standing, was the third one, built in 1842, three years before Florida became a state in 1845. It has been ravaged by numerous hurricanes as well as the Civil War, but she has withstood every challenge.

  • BEREAVEMENT COLUMN September 20, 2018: When death is sudden, unexpected

    By TRACY RENEE LEE

    My husband and I go to a movie and out to dinner every Tuesday.
    Unlike most couples, our weekends are almost always filled with funerals and Mondays are insanely backlogged with paperwork.
    That makes Tuesday our weekend. It is the slowest day of the week for us and it is the senior discount day for many businesses.
    The movie theatre near our home offers a wonderful discount every Tuesday so it makes our evening out very affordable.

  • BEREAVEMENT COLUMN:The joy of chores

    By TRACY RENEE LEE

    When I was a young mother, I loved spending time with my daughters. My husband and I would plan inexpensive weekend get-aways and mid-week activities that centered on making wonderful memories and traditions with them.
    Our daughters are now adults with children of their own. I watch them doing the same things with their children that we did with ours. It brings joy to my heart.
    As a young mother, I did not enjoy housework. In all honesty, I loathed housework. To this very day, I truly do not enjoy housework.

  • Teachers find fun, new ways to make extra cash

    By ERIN HILL

    Recently, I came across an article on BuzzFeed titled “Teachers are moonlighting as Instagram Influencers to make ends meet.”
    Before even reading the first sentence, I immediately copied and pasted the link, and sent it to a few of my friends who are teachers.
    A few of them are always asking me about ways they can make extra money on the side, because I’ve always had more than one stream of revenue money.

  • BEREAVEMENT COLUMN: To vault, or not to vault

    September 6, 2018

     

  • TCC Foundation seeks local support

    By JONATHAN
    KILPATRICK

    Tallahassee Community College is proud to have served Wakulla County for more than 50 years.
    When the College was founded in 1966, it was thanks in part to local citizens like Dr. W.D. North Sr., John Pigott and A.L. Porter. They were part of the advisory committee that made the idea of a junior college into a reality. This same committee would later become the District Board of Trustees that I serve on today.

  • Self-defense training for women empowering

    By KRYSTAL
    SHEPPARD

    I believe empowering women is so important, and giving them the tools they need to protect themselves and their families is essential.
    I recently heard about the free self-defense class for women that was held at the community center. Unfortunately, it was full very quickly and I wasn’t able to attend, but this past weekend I stopped by anyway to observe a portion of the last class, and interview some of the people involved.

  • The mystery of the horseshoe crab

    By Erin Hill

    While at Alligator Point back in May, Jack Rudloe came across a barnacle-covered male horseshoe crab on the beach.
    In a Facebook post, Rudloe wrote, “The crab was dead, smelled bad, and its gills and legs were rotted and fell out, indicating it was probably alive a week or two ago.”

  • Be election ready!

    By BUDDY WELLS

    Someone (who wasn’t an American) once said, “I love America because America is not just a country, it’s an idea.”
    I couldn’t agree more considering ideas are what our country was founded on. In our continual pursuit of the democratic ideas of our Founding Fathers, the rest of the world looks to us as an example of elections administration and the peaceful transition of power based on the will of the people.

  • Picking out our first family furry pet

    By ERIN HILL

    At the beginning of the summer I told myself I would get my girls a pet before they came back from summer vacation.
    My youngest daughter isn’t a fan of furry animals, at all. They’ve had goldfish before but that didn’t work out too well.
    My oldest daughter won a goldfish at the fair a couple of years ago, so the next day I went and bought a small tank that had a battery operated light at the top.