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Sending love and peace to holiday shoppers

Mixing faith with business can be tricky. But at the Pak Mail shop at Town Centre Mall, owners Jim and Terri Blewett have found a way to do it.                 At this one-stop shop, customers can get their Christmas packages packed and shipped –and they can also get […]

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West Palm Beach ballroom dancers bring top honors to Florida

Dance students from Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Palm Beach brought top honors to Florida by winning national titles at the 2008 Fred Astaire National DanceSport Championships. The competition took place at the Hilton Walt Disney World Resort October 22–26.                 Wendy Widjaja, of Palm Beach Gardens, […]

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What the innkeeper missed

Maybe it is better that you don’t have enough money to spend this Christmas. The economy might just be what you need to make the right gift decisions this year. There is nothing like a change in the rules to cause each of us to take a look at the game. Instead of spending first […]

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Extraordinary voices showcased at local children’s opera

How sweet the sound. The sound of 22 children ranging in age from 11 to 19 singing opera.                 Yes, that’s right. Children ages 11 to 19 are actually singing opera and will be performing Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.” As in Engelbert, the German composer, not the […]

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Arkansas passes ban on unmarried adoptions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Voters in Arkansas approved a measure preventing adoptive or foster care children from being placed in homes with couples who live together out of wedlock, whether those adults are heterosexual or homosexual. Nearly 57 percent of voters supported the ban. The Arkansas Family Council Action Committee gathered about 90,000 signatures to put Proposed […]

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From cross to crescent

It’s a sight that would change most Americans’ romanticized image of Paris. Just a 15-minute metro ride from the trendy shops and quaint cafes of the Champs-Elysees, a virtual sea of North and West African Muslims spills out the gates of a neighborhood mosque. Like waves breaking on a beach, their bodies bend in unison […]

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Year-end tax saving tips you can institute today

As year end approaches, you may find yourself wondering if it is better to take advantage of tax saving steps in the current year of 2008 or postpone them until 2009. Here is a simple list of things you can do in 2008 to lower your income taxes: 1. Get organized. Now is the time […]

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A living Christmas tradition

The Living Christmas Tree, a production of music and drama, will be the highlight of the holiday season for many residents of Southwest Florida.                 This decades-old tradition is presented by First Baptist Church of Naples and is widely attended by both church members and area locals. “The […]

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From cross to crescent

It’s a sight that would change most Americans’ romanticized image of Paris. Just a 15-minute metro ride from the trendy shops and quaint cafes of the Champs-Elysees, a virtual sea of North and West African Muslims spills out the gates of a neighborhood mosque. Like waves breaking on a beach, their bodies bend in unison […]

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A positive result for a ‘problem pregnancy’

This December, little Kingston will celebrate her first Christmas. A year ago, however, Kingston’s mother Elizabeth was having a less-than-ideal holiday. She first suspected she was pregnant on New Year’s Eve, an unplanned surprise that left her in a quandary. Elizabeth wanted to carry her baby to term, but she was concerned: How would she […]

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