• Joe Dube

  • Gloria Yoder


    Dear friends both far and wide: Would you join me for a moment as I step back several years and relive some of the most treasured memories of my life?

  • A reader’s question recently prompted a few words regarding the celebrated French spirit called cognac. She wanted to know if cognac was the same as brandy, and what is meant by the VS, VSOP, XO, Napoleon, VOP, etc. labels on the bottle.

  • It doesn’t get much better weather-wise than spring in Florida. The barbecue grills are uncovered, picnics are planned and swimming in the lakes and Gulf are options again.

  • Oenophiles and gourmands will appreciate dining at the eclectic Vintage on 5th in the historic district of Crystal River — but forget the fancy titles. This restaurant is for anyone who truly enjoys fine food, wine and superb service.

  • Dr. Cheryl McFarland-Bryant


  •  Colon cancer is the third commonest cancer in both men and women. Approximately 137,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. The colon and rectum make up the large intestine, which plays an important role in the body’s ability to process waste. The colon makes up the first 5 to 6 feet of the large intestine, and the rectum makes up the last 6 inches, ending at the anus.

  • It seems like rural hospitals are headed toward extinction like the dinosaurs many millions of years ago. 

  • Megan Carella

  • A few years back, I read about a woman who titles her years according to what she wanted to accomplish or see happen during the year. 

  • By Rochelle Kaiser


    While staying in Citrus County, John Fee has a lot of irons in the fire.

    He then takes these hot pieces of iron and turns them into candle holders, decorations and many other useful items that can stand the test of time. While there is no guarantee, his useful items probably won’t wear out anytime soon. 


  • Gloria Yoder


  • The official first day of spring is Friday, the weather is beautiful and to top it off, March is National Noodle Month!

  • From Hyde Park, New York, to Tampa to Grand Cayman in the Bahamas, the owner of Eggheads near Beverly Hills has a long history in the food service business.

  • Carly Zervis

  • Dr. Carlene Wilson


    The January measles outbreak in the western United States has made vaccination a hot topic in the media, and even the subject of heated political debate. Here are some vaccination facts to help clear up some popular misconceptions. 

  • If you read this column regularly, you will remember that this is the week I am going to talk about a type of partial denture that does not use clasps for retention. You might also remember that I have talked about this many times in the past as well. 

  • We all know the cost of health care is getting more expensive every day, just like everything else in the world. The cost goes up, and so does the cost of health care delivery, but some fees or charges are not necessarily justified. You should be alert and be your own advocate and pay attention for possible charges that are not necessary.