Retired and Over Fifty-Five, They Find a New Stage to

By Margo McKenzie Fannie Smiths had worked with the Department of Education for thirty years as a business teacher. She later rose to guidance department chair and managed the school admissions process, psychosocial issues, preparation for graduation and college. As an extracurricular activity, Smiths directed FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) organizing school and statewide […]Read More

BRACING FOR THE STORM: A visit to Cuba reveals a

By Joseph Shaw Hurricanes, our tour guide Mercedes was explaining, are certainly a concern for the island nation of Cuba—but, in fact, named storms are often welcomed. Despite the potential damage, they bring much-needed precipitation to the dry Caribbean island, helping to irrigate the farm fields so crucial to the country’s economy. A tiny fact, […]Read More