Skip to content

Impressions by David Maxwell

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. So on this uniquely American holiday, rooted…

Read More

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…

Read More

Have you voted yet? It’s your choice; Choose wisely!

We are now less than a week away from the November 8th General Election. Have you voted?  In this election we will select the representatives who will work to lead our region, state and nation into the immediate future, and it is imperative that each and every registered voter in Seminole County take the time…

Read More

I’ve always leaned to the orange side of Halloween

Halloween traditions, where did they originate?  The many customs we have today in relation to Halloween have their origins in the religious practices of the Romans and the Druids, therefore dating back many centuries. On October 31, a special feast was held to honor their gods. The custom of trick-or-treating and the use of “jack-o’-lanterns”…

Read More

Everybody hurts, but we are not alone

The following words were the first ones I wrote for publication after Hurricane Michael changed our world forever on October 10, 2018. As I read them again this week – now four years and ten days after that horrific day – I felt their message was one we all needed to hear again. We are…

Read More

See you at Saturday’s Rejoice Run and the Harvest Festival!

After months of planning meetings and countless hours of volunteer efforts, this Saturday, October 15, marks the arrival of Seminole County’s annual Harvest Festival in downtown Donalsonville. For almost four decades community leaders and volunteers have been planning, promoting, and presenting a festival of fun, food, and entertainment for the community and its neighbors. It’s…

Read More

You are registered to vote, right?

The last day to register to vote, or to change your address for voter registration purposes for the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, is Monday, October 11. Your vote is your voice – it’s a right, a privilege, and every eligible citizen’s responsibility to participate in this democratic process. – make…

Read More

National Newspaper Week highlights the importance of real news delivery

“Real Newspapers, Real News” is one of the themes of this year’s National Newspaper Week (Oct. 2 – 8) Indeed, there’s always been lots of “real”  at newspapers. Real stories, real journalism, real work, real deadlines, real honesty, real facts, real changes and, now, real threats.  This is the 82nd annual National Newspaper Week, a…

Read More

Ready to embrace the arrival of the Autumnal Equinox

Today, September 22, is the first day of Fall – a beautiful season, and my personal favorite. Filled with color, and eventually cool, crisp days, Fall provides an excuse to indulge in great seasonal foods, and the beginning of the season serves as an annual kick off point for all of those great Fall season…

Read More