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Goodbye, Grand Dame

Goodbye, Grand Dame

More than 80 years after opening its doors, the elegant Mediterranean Revival-style building at 2225 Club Drive is awaiting the demolition squad, unless a preservationist steps in to relocate it.

September 2010
Four Thousand Miles From D-Day

Four Thousand Miles From D-Day

D-Day (J-Jour to the French) began in the early morning of June 6, 1944 on a spring low tide when 150,000 Allied soldiers in a 5,000-vessel armada crossed the English Channel to disembark on a rocky, seaweed-strewn stretch of the beaches of Normandy.

June 2010
Little Island of Memories

Little Island of Memories

On Sept. 29, 2007, a small group of former prisoners of war gathered on a tiny island in the Indian River just south of the Merrill Barber Bridge.

May 2010
Bridge: A Matter of Life and Death

Bridge: A Matter of Life and Death

While Vandal hordes hammered at the gates, St. Augustine, the fifth-century patron saint of theologians and sore eyes, put his fingers in his ears and theorized that time did not exist before the beginning of the world.

May 2010
This Land is Your Land--At 6 Cents An Acre

This Land is Your Land--At 6 Cents An Acre

Throughout most of history, land ownership was not even a distant dream for most ordinary working people.

April 2010
Why Windsor Works

Why Windsor Works

Nearly 420 acres of grapefruit groves stretched to the horizon when Canadian Galen Weston and his wife Hilary first set eyes on the property we know today as Windsor.

April 2010
Is There A Doctor in the Country?

Is There A Doctor in the Country?

The sticky-toed tree frog had fallen from a palm tree. I found him on a frigid morning, motionless and missing a leg.

April 2010
Thanks For The Memories

Thanks For The Memories

It’s a scene played out dozens of times each night, seven nights a week, at Bobby’s Restaurant on Ocean Drive along the Beach.

March 2010
Seeing 20/20 with Tori Ueltschi Barnett

Seeing 20/20 with Tori Ueltschi Barnett

Victoria (Tori) Ueltschi Barnett graduated from Saint Edward’s School in 2000, earned a degree in journalism and political science, and began her career in the non-profit arena for a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C.

March 2010
Mystery of the Lincoln Mask

Mystery of the Lincoln Mask

The first thing you notice is how big his features are. His nose, large and aquiline, projects from a lightly creased, prominent brow.

February 2010