Living It Up With Lemurs

June 20, 2018

Scientists work to bring lemurs back from the brink of extinction The International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that more than 90 percent of lemur species face extinction in the next 20 years. Alison Grand, executive director of the Lemur Conservation Foundation in Myakka City, is determined to help lemurs fight that devastating trend. “One reason working with lemurs is so fulfilling is that unlike other species I’ve worked with, lemurs are really struggling to survive in the wild,” Alison says. “There’s a critical conservation element to what I’m doing as well. “This isn’t just about having these animals here for people to …

Accessible Travel Adventures Await

June 20, 2018

People with special accessibility needs have many options for travel and fun in Florida. The Florida Disabled Outdoor Association and other groups …

Skydiving in the Zone

June 20, 2018

Former hobbyist makes a career of parachuting, positioning Skydive DeLand as a jumping destination Bob Hallett gets a thrill jumping out …

Up a Creek Without A Boat

June 20, 2018

Back in the day, they didn’t have a name for paddling a log or slab of wood down the creek. …

Red, White and Blueberries

Blueberry Creamsicles 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton) 3 tablespoons coconut cream ¼ teaspoon grated lime zest In a small sauce …

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

Greek Pizza 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 pound prepared pizza dough 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 10-ounce can chicken breast, drained and flaked 4-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained …

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