Beekeeping in the Florida Panhandle: beekeeping equipment – part 2
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Beekeeping in the Florida Panhandle: beekeeping equipment – part 2

Danny Bost, Central Panhandle Beekeepers Association Whatever task you attempt in life, using the right tool makes the task easier. Each task has its own set of required tools, with additional recommended tools usually not needed. Beekeeping equipment is the same. We will discuss the necessary tools you will need to start with. Personal protective…

How to restore the gift of giving
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How to restore the gift of giving

Tom Purcell Here’s an unpleasant holiday statistic: average Americans are giving significantly less to their favorite charities this year than they did just four or five years ago. Average Americans have long been among the most generous people on Earth. But this year, thanks to an economy disrupted by COVID, soaring interest rates and three…

Biden continues to face political headwinds
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Biden continues to face political headwinds

Carl Golden Stung by a succession of high profile polls showing President Joe Biden trailing former president Donald Trump among crucial swing state voters, the White House and its allies in Congress have scrambled to calm jittery nerves and reassure donors and establishment leaders all is well and under control. Many aren’t buying it. There…

Beekeeping in the Florida Panhandle: beekeeping equipment – part 1
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Beekeeping in the Florida Panhandle: beekeeping equipment – part 1

Danny Bost, Central Panhandle Beekeepers Association Like any new hobby, beekeeping can be expensive.  There are fancy, high-priced hives marketed today, offering unique capabilities for beekeepers. To be honest, though, honey bees do not care. They live in trees, eaves of homes, under shed flooring, and any other place they can find suitable for their…

Neighbors, start your Christmas lights!
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Neighbors, start your Christmas lights!

Jase Graves Each year the weekend after Thanksgiving, I sense an innate urge to risk life, limb and public humiliation by festooning the exterior of our home with several hundred C9 incandescent lights. (I’m still resisting the whole LED craze – also known as “the Devil’s bulbs.”) My mild-mannered next-door neighbor and I always engage…

Welcome to the world of MAGA machismo, where muscles trump brains
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Welcome to the world of MAGA machismo, where muscles trump brains

Dick Polman Ladies and gentleman, here is your United States Senate, then and now: Sen. Daniel Webster on March 7, 1850: “It is fortunate that there is a Senate of the United States (with) a just sense of its own dignity, and its own high responsibilities, and a body to which the country looks with…

Congress needs to take action or your taxes will be going up
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Congress needs to take action or your taxes will be going up

Peter Roff The latest data suggests a drop in energy prices may have tamed the inflation monster. President Joe Biden certainly hopes so, since the marks he’s getting from the American people for his handling of the economy are some of the lowest on record. What people think and what the data shows don’t always…