Impressions by David Maxwell

Happy birthday, America!

Although the Fourth of July now seems more of a party than a memorial, it has great significance to many Americans. And if you call yourself an American, the reasons for the celebration in the first place MUST be remembered and understood by ALL of us. The Fourth of July is a chance to reflect…

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Happy Father’s Day to yours, to mine and to me!

Father’s Day is a time to show appreciation and honor to fathers and those special persons who have been fatherly figures. The first Father’s Day was officially observed on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington.  The special day was started by Sonora Dodd who was inspired to honor her own father, William Smart, a widower…

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Heading east for a Jekyll family Homecoming

In 1886, Jekyll Island was purchased to become an exclusive Winter retreat for America’s most elite families. Known as the Jekyll Island Club, it soon became recognized as “the richest, most inaccessible club in the world.” For more than half a century, the nation’s leading families, including the legendary Rockefellers, Morgans and Pulitzers, traveled to…

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Your vote is your voice. Use it!

It’s less than two weeks until June 9th — the date of the Coronavirus-delayed Presidential Primary and City of Donalsonville Municipal Special Election — and it’s a right, a privilege and every eligible citizen’s responsibility to participate in this democratic process. In addition to choosing a preference for President of the United States, City of…

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Our heroes and the actions that define them

This past week as we were putting together the Memorial Day tribute for this week’s edition, one question kept popping into my head. With each photograph that came in of a veteran and with each story submitted of heroic, courageous and selfless acts, I kept asking myself, “Could I have done what they did?  Could…

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When in doubt, believe!

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” -Buddha Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, I think we can all appreciate the wisdom in the statement above – especially in these sheltering and socially separated days. No matter what we have done or haven’t done in our lives up until now, we…

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Happy Unconditional Love Day, a.k.a. Mother’s Day

The title of Mother alone is synonymous with unconditional love. Sunday is the day to celebrate that love and to honor the mothers in our lives for all they selflessly give or have given to their families, their communities and society as a whole. Whether her children are small or all grown up, a mother’s…

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Our businesses need our support, now more than ever

“Do you remember all of those local businesses you asked to give a donation for your team, fundraiser, event, organization, or club? They’re calling in the favor. Answer the call.” So far, thank God, the number of COVID-19 cases in Seminole County has been kept down because we have been following the rules and living safely – staying six…

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Where there is help, there is hope

Thank you to the people who are working to save lives and keep our community safe during this pandemic. As our community, our country and our world continue to confront an unprecedented crisis, one inspiring trend is emerging — people everywhere want to help. In fact, right now, searches for ’how to help’ healthcare workers,…

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New hopes, new dreams and . . . new beginnings!

Learning to celebrate the meaning of Easter every single day for the rest of your life. Sunday, April 12th is Easter, and as we all – in shelter in place separated isolation – prepare to look and act our best on that one day, here’s a thought. How about we spread it out and celebrate the reasons for…

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