Chasing the Thrill

June 20, 2017

Joe Connelly, 20, grinds along the edge of a bowl at a skate park in Florida. Joe, who lives in Gainesville and attends Santa Fe College, has been skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding for most of his life. Photo by Mari Tamaccio Despite their risks, extreme sports offer a rush that keeps enthusiasts coming back for more Last spring, after breaking a rib and fracturing one of her vertebrae, wakeboarder Heather Bouchard considered, for the first time, a grim worst-case scenario: What if she could never return to the sport she had spent years falling in love with? The mere thought crushed her. Luckily, a few …

Sailing Into History

June 20, 2017

George Floyd in the wheelhouse of the paddle-wheeler. Photo by Chelsea Venrick Businessman returns home to Apalachicola and helps restore the town’s …

The Living and the Dead

June 20, 2017

I have always been drawn to cemeteries, especially old ones containing grave markers from the Civil War era. There is something …

Florida Beaches No. 1

June 20, 2017

Florida’s beaches topped the list of the 10 Best Beaches in the United States, as compiled by Dr. Beach, also …

Sweet Summertime Watermelon

An unusual combo of sugary crepes and crisp watermelon is sure to appeal to youngsters of all ages. Photos courtesy of National Watermelon Promotion Board Watermelon in a Blanket 12 crepes, pre-made or purchased 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar 12 1-inch-by-8-inches seedless watermelon logs, …

Fire Up the Grill for Kabobs

Lamb Kabobs With Tzatziki 2 cups whole-milk Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic (about 4 cloves) 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 3 tablespoons …

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