ECOWATCH: Are we giving our pets more than love?

“Dogs and cats now suffer from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and more, just like humans, and researchers are now investigating common risk factors for pet owners.” – Scientific American…

PROFILE: Jane Geniesse

Somewhere in the world, there is a photo of a group of laughing diners in a restaurant in Paris, posing with the great Dame Judi Dench. Or so they think. It all came about because Jane Geniesse was being a proper grandmother to her middle grandson, who was attending the American University of Paris. “I went to Paris to see my grandson, which all good grandmothers should do, of course. I met all of his friends and we had an absolutely glorious time. They wanted to eat steak every night.”

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OBITUARY: Bill Munsell

Everett William “Bill” Munsell, 96, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2022, in Englewood, following a fall and hip fract…

OBITUARY: Richard Myers D.D.S.

Richard B. “Dick” Myers D.D.S. passed away early Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Boca Grande. He was 86 years old. He is survived by his wife of 55 ye…

OBITUARY: David Benner

David R. Benner, 66, passed away on December 10, 2021. He was born April 21, 1955 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Thomas E. and Shirley (Metzg…

Celebration of Life for Dick Myers

A memorial service will be held for Richard B Myers on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse United Methodist Church of Boca Grande. Ja…

OBITUARY: Fay Dixon Moser

Fay Lorraine Dixon Moser of Sweetwater, Tennessee went to be with her Lord and Savior at 1:38 a.m. on January 6, 2022. As she entered the gates of …