Native Spirit

September 20, 2018

Ben Liggin Sr. showcases Native American culture to honor history of indigenous people Story by Pam Blair Photos by David LaBelle From an early age, culture was important to Ben Liggin Sr. The son of missionary parents, Ben spent eight formative years along with his two older brothers in Africa—first in Nyasaland, now known as Malawai, when he was about ages 1 to 4, and then in South Africa’s Pretoria and Durban areas from ages 8 to 13. “I developed a fondness for the African people,” Ben says. “I became fascinated with the culture, and got into the art part of it as a young …

Reshaping Women’s Lives

September 20, 2018

Wauchula-based nonprofit supports women looking to escape a painful past Nestled in the tranquil town of Wauchula is a place of …

Of Clouds and Dreams

September 20, 2018

I spent many wonder-filled afternoons lying on my back in spring pastures or early summer hayfields watching cotton clouds lumber …

Dive Deep With Underwater Adventures

September 20, 2018

Take a dive into the underwater world off the coast of Florida with a couple of unusual attractions. Jules’ Undersea Lodge is …

Breakfast Delights

Grape Smoothie Bowl 1/2 avocado 2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen 1 cup packed baby spinach 2 cups green grapes, divided 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced Pinch of salt 1 tablespoon …

Say Hello to Herbs

Pesto Roasted Chicken 3- to 4-pound whole chicken 2 tablespoons pesto 1 lemon, cut in half 2 sprigs rosemary Salt and pepper, to taste Heat oven to 450 F. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Salt and pepper cavity of …

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