Opinion Archive

The evolution of toys

My granddaughter, Annika, left a little plastic horse on the table at my house the other day and I was fascinated by the detail on that little toy.

Do you have some extra love and time to share with others?

ril is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. This got me to thinking about the first time I served as a volunteer. I grew up on country back roads and, as a poor family, we were more likely to be the recipients of the volunteer kindness of others than to volunteer helping others.

Get ready to laugh

Baseball season is now upon us and even though I am not a baseball fan, I can appreciate a good baseball joke.

Thoughts about creating and keeping a happy marriage

Life is about relationships. From infancy through our formative years our relationships fell into two basic categories, parent-to-child and child-to-child.

Lessons from the Great Depression

My parents were children during the “Great Depression” and they often told stories of how their families endured the hardships of that era.

Encouragement for the family of God

“Hi all from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Greetings in the name of Jesus who saves us all, including the many believers in this beautiful country.

Proposed Batavia senior housing facility needs name

Last week the Clermont Sun ran a small story announcing plans by Clermont Senior Services to develop a senior housing facility on College Drive in the Village of Batavia.

Dance, walk, and golf to support services for seniors

Clermont Senior Services has three events scheduled this spring to help raise much needed funds to support services during these difficult economic times. The first event will be our Fourth Annual 50s & 60s dance to be held on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 72 on Old State Route 74 in Eastgate.

Let’s hear some good news

I had the good fortune to be in attendance at the Salute to Leaders last week as Clermont 20/20 hosted a banquet to honor volunteers throughout the county.

More older adults are seeking food assistance

Participation by older adults in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) increased by 16 percent over the past year. Participation in the meals-on-wheels program offered by Clermont Senior Services has also continued to grow, with a 19 percent increase in the number of meals served annually over the past five year.

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