Today's Opinions

  • Thank you

    from Kiwanis

    The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon wishes to thank the many people who contributed to the Salvation Army Annual Christmas Drive and make it a success. The total amount collected and forwarded to the Ocala Salvation Army was over $6,300.00

    This campaign has been conducted in Dunnellon every year since 1984.

    Kiwanis appreciates that Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Woods Barber shop permitted Kiwanis to use their property to conduct the drive.

  • Dunnellon had two great events

  • Enjoy our rivers with safe boating

    With winter’s chill finally in retreat, cabin fever overtakes many Floridians and visitors from Key West to Pensacola. Many are eager to get outside, and boaters are making plans to take their vessels out for a weekend adventure.

    It’s no different here in Dunnellon. Just check out the crowd at the city board ramp or traffic on either the Rainbow or the Withlacoochee rivers.

    Boaters of all kinds are out in force.

    And on the Rainbow River the annual flood of tubers, rental kayaks and canoes, and divers will soon join them.

  • Airport meeting lacked planning

    While officials meant well by giving people a chance to voice their displeasure at aerobatics being practiced at the Dunnellon airport, there has to be a better place and method for such a meeting.

    The gathering last Friday was held at the airport itself, which is not designed for such meetings. Provided were fairly comfortable temporary chairs, but as one man who was fumbling through some papers trying to find something said afterward, there should never be a meeting of this type without a lectern.

  • Letter to the Editor - July 8, 2010

    A time for everything

    There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3

    Someone once said that one thing in life is inevitable, Change.

    Habitat for Humanity of Marion County’s Ye Olde Thrift Store on Pennsylvania Avenue has been proud to be a part of Historic Downtown Dunnellon scene for the past five years. Alas, as the scriptures tell us, to everything there is a season — and sadly our season of providing quality gently-used merchandise to the friends in the Dunnellon area has come to an end.

  • Boomtown is based on perseverance

    How do you put together a lively weekend long community festival in the throes of a difficult uncertain economy?

    The answer of course is with a lot of hard work and plenty of perseverance.

    The 2010 version of Dunnellon’s Boomtown Days did not just come together. The planning, scheduling, recruiting, fundraising and publicizing are not routine or automatic.

    True it has been going on for many years, but it has also had changes in leadership, location, format and participants.

  • Year of the Tigers in Dunnellon

  • Letters to the Editor - Nov. 19, 2009

    Plenty to do in

    great little city

    We live in a great little city. There is so much going on for us to enjoy. Our library is always busy. They have speakers, movies and book sales. The churches are always offering programs of all types. Now they have entertainment at the depot, dinners, plays and yard sales. Superior Bank gave Dunnellon an evening of fun last week. Restaurant owners set up tables of food for everyone to enjoy and lots of music.