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FORT LAUDERDALE’S 2018 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY – VOTE JANUARY 16TH!

FORT LAUDERDALE’S 2018 MUNICIPAL PRIMARY – VOTE JANUARY 16TH!

My Picks Originally Published in the January  2018 editions of Harbor News, The Landings News, Seven Isles News, Idlewyld Times, The Victoria Park News, Coral Ridge monthly, and Las Olas Community News. Some irreverently call it “the silly season,” others dismiss local political campaigns as an inconvenient distraction. Both views fail to recognize that local elections, and the people we chose to govern our cities, have an impact on so many areas of our collective quality of life. Real taxes, traffic, water, sewer, what can be built next…

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Be Careful when a Naked Person Offers Shirt

Be Careful when a Naked Person Offers Shirt

This Fourth  of July, I am reminded about my great-grandfather; Judge Lewis. One hundred sixty years ago, on November 30, 1856, Judge Albert W Lewis was born into a Quaker farming family in Clinton County, Ohio. The family moved to  Saline County, Illinois, during the Civil War, while Albert was still a boy. After a brief career as a school teacher, Albert found his true calling when he was admitted to the practice of law in 1882. His abilities carried him…

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Fasten your seat belts Fort Lauderdale

Fasten your seat belts Fort Lauderdale

“Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride” Bette Davis 2017 promises to be an active year for citizen involvement in Fort Lauderdale. Many Fort Lauderdale voters will recall that last year at this time, a group of city residents were collecting petitions asking for a moratorium pending an infrastructure and traffic analysis and plan.  Their petition requested the City Commission appoint “a committee of citizens to meet with and advise city staff on these important issues.”  Recently,…

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