A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about how 10 percent of all the drivers on Florida roads are driving on a suspended license. This epidemic of suspended licenses is because Florida imposes heavy court fees we expect everyone to pay, regardless of their income. If you can’t pay your fees and…
Few proposals coming from the nation’s capital have the potential to wreak as much havoc on the American economy as one to allow employers to defer withholding Social Security taxes from salaries of employees making up to $104,000 a year.
This newspaper asked our elected representatives in Washington, D.C., where they stood on additional support for our Main Street merchants. Our area’s economy went backward in July. Our locally owned small businesses still need help.
Over the years, many popular radio and television programs became a part of Citrus Exposition week. The 1957 event welcomed “I’ve Got a Secret,” one America’s most popular television shows, starring Garry Moore. Moore (right) is shown here with Cypress Gardens founder Dick Pope at the park.
Last March, a couple of days after St. Patrick’s Day, when the reality set in that the nation was about to enter a quarantine on a scale unknown for 100 years, my first reaction was, “Wow, I have to be sure to tell my grandchildren about this!”
One of our team members was visiting a client.
Cypress Gardens added “Southern Belles” to the park in the early 1940s. Julie Pope is credited with costuming two employees in the wide flowing dresses to hide freeze-damaged plants at the park entrance. The Belles became an iconic part of the gardens. This photo was taken during the 1940s.
Governor DeSantis just signed into law SB 712 — the self-proclaimed “Clean Waterways Act” — an ambitious misnomer for a bill that claims to be the solution to our mounting water quality issues, but falls far short of that mark.
We have a very special holiday coming up — the Fourth of July.