Category Archives: Writings

Happy Thanksgiving

While Christmas is very special to me and my family, our favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Thinking back to America’s first settlers and the struggles they endured as they began to understand how to work the “new” land while creating our … Continue reading

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America, who has your back?

Thank God we all have our own opinions. Thank God we all do not share the same beliefs; that contrast is exactly what our founding fathers intended when they created differing parties. What I am not thankful for is the … Continue reading

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Raising Money For Clean Water Around The World

Re-Blogged from Wine To Water‘s Field Notes: The Big Show for Clean Water Saturday, August 20 in Tampa, Florida was the scene for “The Big, Big Show! – Wine To Water Fundraiser” hosted by Tia Marie and Sydney Grogan. A … Continue reading

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Remembering our Ag Roots on Independence Day

Gene McAvoy, County Extension Director Regional Vegetable Agent IV UF/IFAS Hendry County Extension LaBelle, Florida 33935 Farm Policy Facts Jun 30, 2016 It is the season of summer trips and for many that includes a journey to Washington, D.C., especially this … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day

From: Gene McAvoy, County Extension Director Regional Vegetable Agent IV UF/IFAS Hendry County Extension LaBelle, Florida 33935 The Fourth of July has more MEANING to it than beer, fireworks, HOT DOGS, and picnics…… Have you ever wondered what happened to the … Continue reading

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The Next Step

Have you ever had a “drop the microphone and walk of the stage” moment. What did you do, did you actually take advantage of the moment? On July 3, 2007, I began my career with the Southwest Florida Water Management … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! For those of you out there that cringe when these words are uttered, here are two facts. Webster’s Dictionary describes Christmas as “A Christian feast commemorating the birth of Jesus”. Moreover, In 1870 Christmas became a designated federal … Continue reading

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Third Birth?

April 11, 2015 – Today marks the first anniversary of my third birth. Of course, my first birth came back in 1963, as I was welcomed into the world by Caroline and Warren Kushmer (my parents). The second birth and … Continue reading

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