Dear Readers,

We have learned first-hand this past month that “Life is Short”, and we should remember this each and every day of our lives.

Most of us are in shock over the Parkland shootings and the terrible loss of life. The Parkland shooting is now among the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. We can only pray that this killing will stop. It is difficult to see school shootings anywhere, but this one hit so close to home you have to take the time to evaluate what action should be taken to protect the lives of our children in schools and other places. The amount of violence that is promoted in movies, television, electronic games, and even cartoons more than likely contributes to the evil acts that continue to occur in our country. But there has to be more that we can do to prevent these mass shootings that are occurring far too often. I am not smart enough to know the solution, but what I do know is no one needs to have an AR-15 semi-automatic style weapon. The question is how many of these weapons are already on the streets in the United States.

On a more positive note, we are happy to share with you some great recommendations for your own personal health, some excellent financial considerations, boating and yachting information, the latest in fashion trends, and a fun escape to consider.

The Scoop highlights all the special events that are around South Florida that benefit so many wonderful causes. It reminds us that there is still a lot of good in this world, and certainly in our communities. We are happy to recognize those organizations, volunteers and attendees supporting these efforts.

I hope you are enjoying our South Florida weather as much as I do. It’s the time of the year when I am glad I am a Floridian.

Warm Regards,

Roberta B. Turner