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Bonita Bay's 32nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Celebration Lights the Night Sky

This past Wednesday evening, Riverwalk Park was transformed from a place of recreation into a merry extension of the North Pole; with a southwest Florida twist (no snow!). 661 more words

Bonita Bay Community Association


Did you ever hear someone say “He marches to his own drummer.”?  I think what they mean is that the individual is somewhat counter-cultural – he does not “go with the flow” – he is an independent thinker which takes him outside the group into which he otherwise would find himself. 1,070 more words

Christian Living


In the Marine Corps, I was taught that being a good Marine included being a man of integrity.  Integrity, as defined by the Corps, meant “doing the right thing when no one is looking.”  For the four years that I was enlisted, I largely thought myself to be an integrity-based man and thus, among other reasons, a good Marine. 397 more words


The Call Box: Improbable Journey, Part 1

By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD

I am a sergeant of Marines stationed at Quantico, Virginia. It is the first week of August 1955 and I am awaiting my discharge on the 12th when my three-year tour of duty will be up. 406 more words


First Marine Killed in GWOT Remembered

37 years ago, on November 21, 1979, United States Marine Corporal Steven J. Crowley, who was guarding the United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, was… 538 more words

Family of slain Soldier booed on Plane

In what may be the most irritating, disgusting thing you’ll probably read before Thanksgiving, a Stockton, California father of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last week says he and his family were booed by passengers on the plane that was taking them to retrieve their son’s remains. 251 more words