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Magnify What Matters August 20th, 2019 by David LaBelle

My first professional photo award came the month after I bought a 300mm lens. Although it was a slow manual lens (f/4.5), I felt like my camera suddenly grew wings and could record emotions I was unable to capture before....


Take the ‘A’ Train August 20th, 2019 by Pamela Keene

From Jacksonville to Tampa to Miami, you can leave the driving to Amtrak. With 18 stations in Florida, you can board the train to take the family to an attraction, tourist destination, shopping trip or weekend excursion. It may not...


Lionfish Art Is More Than Jewelry August 20th, 2019 by Brandon Pomrenke

Keys residents address lionfish invasion with handmade, wearable art with a message Lionfish have been invading the East Coast for more than a decade now. While it seems little can be done to stem the tide, that doesn’t mean Florida...


Wrap Your Arms Around the Season August 20th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

Americans love autumn. It’s their favorite time of year, according to a survey by research firm YouGov. One reason for the love affair in Florida is that fall signals the start of some of the best opportunities of the year...


Preparation and Practice Equal Results July 20th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

What you do before the hunt can be just as important—if not more important—than what you do the day of the hunt. That’s because preparation and practice are keys for success. With hunting seasons already open in some areas or...


Sweet Dreams July 20th, 2019 by Pamela Keene

Florida has some unexpected lodging destinations for family reunions, weddings and friends getaways. Families of all ages can get to know each other or relive childhood memories with a week or a weekend away. Stay in bedrooms decorated in classic...


The Buzz About Drones July 20th, 2019 by David LaBelle

Life looks different from the air than from the ground—and often looking down is the only way to see what’s really up. As a newspaper photographer, there were numerous times I ached to get high above a scene to capture...


A Rural Fashion Statement July 20th, 2019 by Ginger Meurer

Distance-challenged consumers go online for forward-thinking yet functional styles Rural American fashion has come a long way from the anticipated arrival of Wells Fargo wagons or well-thumbed mail-order catalogs. With small-town niche boutiques and almost limitless online options, far-flung fashion...


Outsmarting the Fish July 20th, 2019 by Pam Blair

Lifelong fisherman designs flies to fool fish into biting When he was just 5 or 6 years old—big enough to hold a line—Richard Darlington began fishing with his dad and two brothers in Tarpon Springs. “My dad was an avid...


Take a Kid Fishing—Safely June 20th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

The Hole. The nickname always sent shivers down my spine when Dad said that’s where we were going. The Hole was a prime fishing spot, but was treacherous to get to. Anglers had to scramble down a steep, precarious, 300-foot...