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Rants & raves
Rating: 2.59 / 5 (34 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Sep 21 - 00:16

Thanks for remembering

I was so thrilled to see the flags on the Granada Bridge for Sept. 11. It has taken a few years to get them and it was beautiful to see. I say thank you.

Mediation needed

I've only been to the Beach Cafe in Renick Park two times. I don't know any of the particular details of this situation, nor the individuals involved. However, I am concerned that a businessman of 10 years has been denied his livelihood. It would seem to me that some type of mediation could have occurred between Mr. (Jerry) Onesky and the Coastal Division director, Mr. (Joe) Nolin. (Perhaps, it did occur.) Both presidential candidates are praising small business owners. I wonder if both Mr. Nolan and Mr. Onesky, could have come to some mutual resolution of this situation. I am also concerned that Mr. Onesky stated that an individual had wanted to partner with him and that he had denied such. (Could it be this is how the problem ensued?) I'm trying not to be cynical, and as stated previously, I know nothing of the details. However, I would hope that Mr. Onesky would have the opportunity to remain a small business person, at Renick Park, after working for 10 years. And, no, I will try not to have the cynical view, but something just doesn't "feel kosher."


Shame on you, Volusia County, for closing down Jerry's Beach Cafe at Tom Renick Park. I'm sure that he would adhere to the moving of the truck each evening, although it has not proven to be a parking problem. In fact, there is a new parking lot for the park across the street that is empty most of the time. He has had the best hot dogs, hamburgers, and fish sandwiches anywhere around for 10 years. This is a huge disappointment to the locals, as well as tourists. I always took my out-of-town guests to Jerry's. Ormond-by-the-Sea needs the business. First the vegetable stand at the Sunoco Station on A1A, now the hot dog truck. Where is the hope for enterprise in the county? Please renegotiate.

Where is the money?

When the lottery was implemented they said the money would help the schools. They said they have given to education. Then why are the always asking for more taxes for schools and cutting teachers and supplies? Schools are a big part of education Find the money and we should be in good shape.

Thanks for helping seniors

Thanks to Elks Lodge 2723 of Port Orange for all their services and kind thoughts to senior citizens.

Pay the ticket, Dan

One of my favorite journalists, Dan Smith, was way out of line in his recent column. Dan called the red light cameras "instruments of the devil." Boloney! He stated that he was victimized by a traffic camera. By your own admission you broke the law, Dan, you did not come to a full stop at the red light. The plea was the car was overheating, etc. Even so, you still had to stop before proceeding. It's that simple. You don't want a ticket, you obey the law.

Hometown News needs a local columnist

Hometown News really needs to get someone else for your golf columns. Do you think anyone here cares about Lost Lakes Golf Club. There is so much going on here with high school and college teams. LPGA has had a tour-qualifying year. They have a major event next year. There are three golf courses with new owners. Maybe Hometown News can do columns to help them out.

What goes around comes around

I was appalled and cried when I read Maureen Gibbons' treatment by Votran. There but for the grace of God go I. Such inhumane treatment, not an ounce of empathy. Remember to all involved what goes around comes around. Shame on Votran.

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