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Florida, A Floating Fortress

Florida, A Floating Fortress

When millions of Americans were drafted to serve in Europe and the Pacific during World War II, most were leaving their homes in cities, in small towns and on farms for the first time.

September Remember... Who Can Forget?

September Remember... Who Can Forget?

Autumn doesn’t announce itself in Florida with flannel shirts and frosted pumpkins.

Time for a Tea Party?

To listen to its followers, there are few nobler ideas on the current political spectrum than America’s newly minted Tea Party.

The Ocean Grill's Night of Thrills

The Ocean Grill's Night of Thrills

The devil himself could not conjure up a better masquerade than Halloween night at the Ocean Grill.

Making Waves with the Grady Bunch

Making Waves with the Grady Bunch

Ah, the romance of boating. Gliding through the sparkling waters of the open sea or the Intra-coastal Waterway, or winding through Florida’s picturesque salt marshes is an experience like none other.

Local Brewer Goes to the Dogs

Local Brewer Goes to the Dogs

Beer has existed for millennia. Records of some of the world’s most ancient civilizations, including Egypt, Sumeria and Mesopotamia, document its preparation and consumption.

Big Dreams and Little Teapots

Big Dreams and Little Teapots

Potter and graphic designer Sean Clinton is reticent to talk about himself. He’s not shy, exactly; the tall, 44 year old exudes a boyish enthusiasm when talking about art and life.

Still a Girl's Best Friend

Still a Girl's Best Friend

“Men grow cold as girls grow old/And we all lose our charms in the end/But square-cut or pear-shaped/These rocks don’t lose their shape/Diamonds are a girl’s best friend….”

Easy To Grow Winter Vegetables

Easy To Grow Winter Vegetables

We here in Florida are fortunate that we can grow cool-weather vegetables right through the winter. It’s a good feeling that when you harvest your own produce, you know how it’s been treated from seed to table.

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.