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By Samantha Speedy Lighthouse Point’s Samantha Speedy set out on a global adventure, which expanded her perspective and brought unexpected joy. I arrived in Europe with an American flag literally plastered on my back, in the form of a patch on an old denim jacket. As I waited for my

EDITORIAL   SEPTEMBER 2013 A PERSONAL TOUCH When our photographer Debra Todd told me she was taking her daughter to New York City for Spring Break, I asked her to take some of her masterful shots of the city and write a story. As a result, the response to her story

OMG — IT’S BEEN 11 YEARS! The Lighthouse Point Magazine proudly reaches its eleventh year of publication with this July, 2013 issue. In a great effort to reach the hearts and minds of this city’s people, we continue to publish a magazine filled with great articles and memorable photos that

EDITORIAL     JUNE A DEMOCRACY OR KLEPTOCRACY? Events of the past four years has convinced us that most members of our Congress have become more concerned about their own personal future electability than the needs of our people. We now witness the words of our Constitution being wrongly interpretated by a

MAY EDITORIAL A Real Bonehead “Keep your eye on the ball” sounds like good advice. Well, I did just that a few days ago when I was hit squarely between the eyes with a tennis ball coming at mock speed. My friend Howard seemed apologetic for the smashing blow, but

FAMILIES BECOMING STRANGERS I am a people watcher. Especially when I’m alone, and especially when eating at a restaurant. Recently, I had a quick bite at the California Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale. You see, it must be a quick bite because the music background is an incredible, mindless cacophony —

DO YOU AGREE THE NRA INFLUENCES THE SENSELESS SHOOTING OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS? “All the world needs is love” the Beetles sang to the world in the ‘1960s. In 2012, Wayne LaPierre, NRA Vice President sings, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good

LHP CHAMBER’S ‘SHOP THE POINT’ GAINS SUPPORT! Stresses importance of aiding local economy Forget Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day. More obvious every year is that supporting our own small businesses and our own Main Streets have become critically important. See the growing empty stores? It’s no secret. Lighthouse Point

EDITORIAL   DECEMBER Facing the New Year of 2013 The results of the election may be a welcome breath of fresh air for some, but to others, well, at least four years of bitter disappointment. However, as a business completely unaffected by political goings on, Lighthouse Point Magazine has made exceptional

LONGING FOR THE PLAIN, INCONTROVERTIBLE, BORING TRUTH! I recently received a letter from a fine gentleman from Lighthouse Point I’ve known for a number of years, and have great respect for. He was responding to an editorial I had written in the September issue. Before I had a chance to