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Winter is Prime Bird- Watching Season January 20th, 2018 by Curtis Condon

Florida is world-famous for its fishing, but it is also one of the best places in the world to view birds—lots of them. More than 500 species of birds winter in Florida or live here year-round, which means plenty of...


Counting Birds of a Feather January 20th, 2018 by Pamela A. Keene

Want to be a citizen-scientist and help Florida’s birds? Take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, www.gbbc.birdcount.org, February 16-19. Sponsored by the Audubon Society and the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, the annual national count—now in its 20th year—tracks...


Take Time to Design January 20th, 2018 by David LaBelle

In the beginning, one of the things I loved most about photography was the magic of shooting, developing and printing my images. Each step, each action, required attention and offered a different form of craftsmanship and satisfaction. Being a good...


The Power of Love January 20th, 2018 by Dianna Troyer

Experts and everyday people share transforming and inspiring stories of love, and advice for keeping love alive Songs and sonnets, movies and books all express our timeless and deepest need to love and be loved. These loving and compassionate connections...


Blazing Trails for Florida’s Heritage January 20th, 2018 by Pamela A. Keene

A fishing trip with his father forever changed the focus of Sam Carr’s life As a kid, Sam Carr and his father often drove from Alabama to Kinard’s Fishing Camp on the St. Johns River in Putnam County, exploring the...


What’s On Your List? December 20th, 2017 by Curtis Condon

Some people play fantasy sports. My family plays fantasy reality. Sitting around the holiday dinner table with friends and family, the conversation almost always drifts to what I call the three Rs: resolutions, regrets and rewards. They are not exactly...


Lumbering Giants Head for Warmth December 20th, 2017 by Pamela A. Keene

Manatees have earned their designation as Florida’s state mammal. Their seasonal movements and large size make them a draw for locals and tourists. Scientifically, these marine creatures are related to elephants. In the spring and summer, manatees live in Florida’s...


Our Photo Roots December 20th, 2017 by David LaBelle

Several years back, while asking students during the first week of classes where they were from, a football player shared he was a freshman running back from Chicago. “Wow,” I said, “from the same city where one of my favorite...


Communities Lead Wellness Initiative December 20th, 2017 by Lori Tobias

Live longer by applying principles shared by people who have lived to 100 years old Some communities are engaged in intentional efforts to improve wellness. In 2015, the Blue Zones Project was launched in southwest Florida. Executive Director Deb Logan...


Creating a Healthy Balance December 20th, 2017 by Lori Tobias

The path to wellness takes more work in a world where technology distracts and disconnects us Conventional wisdom has long held that living a healthy life means eating well and getting enough exercise. Both are true enough, but those are...