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Are The Dog Track And A Coffee Can Your Retirement Programs?

Financial statements from brokerage firms contain terms and phrases I don’t understand, particularly when the promised results didn’t materialize and my long-term investment program is now the 1-8-5 trifecta in Thursday’s second race at the Orange Park Greyhound Track and some loose change in a coffee can, mostly Canadian pennies and nickels.

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Why Do We Need A Fernandina Beach City Government?

(Editor’s note: Guest editorial writer Pat Keogh is an entrepreneur, businessman, lawyer and investor who owns restaurants and other properties in Fernandina Beach but fled the city for Austin, Texas due to the outrageous city fees, taxes and bureaucracy. “When the rest of the universe is trying to make it easier for business, Fernandina Beach is trying to squelch it,” Keogh said last year before taking his capital and leaving to invest it in Texas. He has since purchased a new home on Amelia Island, and intentionally avoided buying in Fernandina Beach for reasons stated below.)

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Airport Needs More Hangars, Restrooms, Etc. Not A Disney World Winged Pig In A Poke

Fernandina Beach City Commissioner Tim Poynter told me that our airport, which will soon have a $4.9 million “It-almost-looks-like-an-airplane” terminal building, has the highest gas prices of any airport in the area.

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Krupa, Hampton Sessions Paved Career Path For Island Jazz Festival Founder Les DeMerle

A 14-year-old Les DeMerle with dad, Les, Sr., just prior to a Gene Krupa performance at New York City’s Metropole Cafe in 1960.

In the early 1960s when Amelia Island resident Les DeMerle’s dad took him to see Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton and other musical greats at New York City’s Metropole Cafe, the corner of Manhattan’s 48th Street and Broadway,  those visits were major factor’s in the then young teenager’s decision to made music a career.

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Chased Through The Rural South By Irma

During the recent hurricane Linda and I made a 2,125 mile road trip through seven southern states, staying just ahead of, and behind Irma.

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