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To Hell And Back In Haiti

To Hell And Back In Haiti

Kent Annan, along with his wife Shelly, spent more than two years living in Haiti and working for the Christian organization, Beyond Borders.

How DST Sprang Forward – And Fell Back

How DST Sprang Forward – And Fell Back

Most people don’t realize it, but this month’s ballot has greater significance than whether or not the Democrats retain control of Congress. It will be the first time that a midterm election has taken place during Daylight Saving Time (DST), which ends five days later.

Sedges, Rushes and Grasses, Oh My!

Sedges, Rushes and Grasses, Oh My!

Grasses and grass-like plants abound in Florida and many are important as crops, habitat, lawns, and garden plants. The majority of these plants have wind-pollinated flowers, which means that they don’t need colorful petals, nectar or scents to attract insects. Even without these showy flower features, many grasses and grass-like plants can still make a significant and lush statement in your landscape.

The Little Inn That Could

The Little Inn That Could

This story begins with a woman’s smile. Glenn Northey was at a South Beach restaurant in Miami when he looked up and saw a beautiful brunette smiling at him. Deciding to seize the moment he had the waitress deliver a drink to her table in hopes of meeting her. He did. Her name was Vera Seemann, he asked for her telephone number and the rest, as they say, is history.

Flying South for the Winter

Flying South for the Winter

Farewell intemperate weather, hello Vero Beach! Following ancient migration patterns, we travel to the sunny beaches and tropical, vine-strewn landscape that is home in the winter. No ice, no grey days, nor bitter chill – instead a bright, warm sanctuary to luxuriate through the area’s best time of year.

Florida’s Most Beloved Storyteller

Florida’s Most Beloved Storyteller

“My favorite book is A Land Remembered. My name is Saige Osceola and I am a Miccosukee Indian. I am 11 years old and my favorite author is Patrick D. Smith.

A New Taste for Thanksgiving

A New Taste for Thanksgiving

What can we say about cooking a turkey on the feast of Thanksgiving that hasn’t already been said? Well, not much. But we can revisit the basics, and add some extra twists that might give your traditional holiday menu a delicious new perspective.

Art With an Italian Accent

Art With an Italian Accent

Italian-born Ivo David is an artist for whom the mantle of “maestro” is neither heavy nor constrictive; indeed, the term clings to him as gracefully as a hand-tailored Armani suit. And why shouldn’t it? The term was made to order for Ivo, paid by him over a lifetime of experience with the cold, hard currency of work.

Where Every Child Is a Star

Where Every Child Is a Star

With anticipation shining in her eyes, Shannon Maloney first skipped through the doors of Riverside Children’s Theatre as a second-grader. On her way to an acting class, she was about to discover a world of wonder where she could be a princess or pirate one day, a flower or frog the next. Since then Shannon has participated in numerous classes and workshops that have enhanced her natural acting, dancing and musical abilities; she has also performed onstage and been busy working behind the scenes. For the now high school senior her RCT experiences have been so positive she plans to pursue acting in college.

Mardy and Jake: The Boys Are Back

Mardy and Jake: The Boys Are Back

The Mardy Fish Foundation’s fundraising event has grown over the years and Tom Fish, Mardy’s father and foundation president, has been there every step of the way.

Crazy About Crackers

Crazy About Crackers

My husband Don and I used to go to an ancient saloon in Sweetwater with a sawdust-covered, beer-washed floor, where a live band played country western music while we nibbled on frog legs – deep fried in sizzling peanut oil – and in between sets, listened to recordings of Eddie Arnold.