Impressions by David Maxwell

So very thankful for the opportunity to give thanks

“When asked if my cup is half-full or  half-empty my only response is that  I am thankful I have a cup.”  – Sam Lefkowitz On Thursday millions of Americans will sit down for a Thanksgiving meal. It is a day to “give thanks” for all that we have. Here in Seminole County,  we who survived…

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This year shopping at home means so much more in Seminole County

With all we have been through since Hurricane Michael changed all of our lives here in Seminole County on October the 10th, it’s hard to believe that the holiday season officially arrives next week. As we begin the stressful time of shopping for that perfect gift, let’s make a serious effort –  this year more…

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Every single day should be Veterans Day

Veterans Day falls on November 11 every year.  One single day out of every year is designated on our calendars to honor the men and women who have served our country and defended our freedoms. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, the acknowledgement of the service and sacrifice of our Veterans is an activity that needs more…

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We will survive because we are overcomers!

Incredible acts of kindness are being extended almost hourly to Seminole County and its residents and we are so very thankful. Our heartfelt and sincere expressions of gratitude fall severely short of the level of thanks these people deserve. Let’s continue to move forward and take one step  and one day at a time Seminole…

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Hope is here. It always has been!

Hope, compassion and gratitude. From the bottom of our hearts thank you to each and every volunteer who is here helping bring Seminole County residents out of the darkness and back into the light. The four letters that spell what each of you have brought with you are now standing at the corner of Tennille…

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Everybody is hurting, but remember, we are not alone

Words absoulutley escape me as I sit down to write this column. On Wednesday, October 10, I sat, first in my upstairs apartment, and then later, huddled with my dogs in the bathroom; I was beyond  terrified. The horrific sounds coming from the other side of my walls from all over downtown sounded as if…

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Real Newspapers . . . Real News!

“Journalism matters now more than ever” is the theme of next week’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 7-13.) Real stories, real work, real deadlines, real honesty, real facts, real changes, real threats and real journalism matter now – more than ever. This will be the 78th annual National Newspaper Week, a time to reflect on the…

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Ready to embrace and enjoy the arrival of Fall

Saturday, September 22 is the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of Fall. It is celebrated by many different cultures and plays a significant role in some beliefs. For most people, Fall is a time that ushers in harvests – preserving food for the upcoming months; a time for the enjoyment of the colors of the…

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Join us as we salute Seminole County’s First Responders on September 27th

Seminole County’s First Responders are our community’s everyday heroes; brave men and women who live in our communities, risking their lives to keep us safe each and every day, all while telling you it’s all part of the job. Honoring these public servants, whose everyday acts of bravery, caring and selflessness, uplifts and strengthens our…

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