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Today on Context Florida: Holiday service, homegrown threats, Christmas wishes and what’s wrong with the GOP

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Today on Context Florida: Terri Susan Fine says the Thanksgiving season brought interesting discussions about “the holidays.” Many holidays are celebrated by people of different cultures, religious backgrounds and nations of origin. There are some who may celebrate both holidays such that they wish each other “Merry Christmas” and a “Happy Hanukkah,” while others include Hanukkah decorations on their Christmas trees or add the traditional red-and-green Christmas colors to their Hanukkah menorahs, the eight-light candelabra used as part of the Hanukkah…

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Volunteer Florida names three to Board of Directors

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Florida’s lead volunteerism and national service agency have selected a new Board of Directors. Volunteer Florida announced three new members named to the Volunteer Florida Foundation Board of Directors. Serving two-year terms each is Monesia Brown, director of public affairs and government relations for Walmart, Juan “J.C.” Flores, vice president of governmental affairs for AT&T Florida, and Michael Jennings, vice president of government affairs of Prudential Financial for the Southeast region. The three will help guide Volunteer Florida in its…

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Poor Jamie Bennett

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I don’t blame Jamie Bennett. I really don’t. Like I’ve said before, I bring out the best and the worst of people. From Jamie Bennett, I extracted a sense of energy and purpose he did not have before. He was a second-tier candidate before Barry and I got a hold of him and that’s where he will end up now that he doesn’t have us. You’re not a fool if you contribute to him, nor are you a fool if…

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