Magazine
The Shape of Things March 20th, 2019 by David LaBelle

Ever travel to a zoo with an architect? While you are busy looking at the living creatures—birds, animals, fish and reptiles—they are admiring the design of the enclosure. I remember a visit to an aquarium at the Oregon coast. The...


Take to the Trails March 20th, 2019 by Pamela A. Keene

If you are not a serious hiker or cyclist who lives for long, challenging trails, you are in luck. In Florida, the highest point is a mere 345 feet above sea level. The state offers dozens of choices for fun...


Take a Book, Share a Book March 20th, 2019 by Pam Blair

Little Free Library movement enables neighbors to share and exchange reading material In rural and big-city neighborhoods around the world, free treasures are stored in little houses. Book lovers of all ages are invited to open the door and make...


A Manatee Love Affair March 20th, 2019 by Pamela A. Keene

Curiosity leads filmmaker to her life’s true calling It was love at first sight for Cora Berchem. Growing up in Germany, Cora was always interested in the environment and marine biology. But when it came time to attend university, she...


Forging a Different Education February 28th, 2019 by Pam Blair

Retired industrial arts teacher reaches youngsters through blacksmithing As John Lacefield pulls a glowing piece of hot metal from the forge, two youngsters from Citra are entranced—and the retired educator-turned-blacksmith does what comes second nature. He teaches. With John’s encouragement,...


Fish the Spawn— All of Them February 20th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

Most anglers recognize the importance of the bass spawning cycle. They know that understanding it can mean the difference between success and failure. What’s surprising is that more of them don’t pay attention to the spawning cycles of baitfish targeted...


U-Pick Farms Fresh as Can Be February 20th, 2019 by Pamela A. Keene

Plump, juicy red strawberries are ripe for the picking at more than a dozen commercial strawberry farms across central Florida. For a fun family outing, visit a U-pick farm and come home with baskets of strawberries that can be turned...


Photographing Friends February 20th, 2019 by David LaBelle

The last time I saw Rick, he was in his chilled, dark bedroom. He couldn’t take heat or light after his second brain tumor operation, when his thyroid gland was removed. I crawled in his king-sized bed fully clothed and...


Free-Range Dairies At a Crossroads February 20th, 2019 by Pam Blair

Four Florida dairy farmers are on a quest to expand consumers’ choices—and ensure their survival for future generations Okeechobee dairy farmer Chad Rucks drives his John Deere Gator into an open field not far from his milking barn. He is...


Make Room for More Fishing Gear January 20th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

It won’t be long now. Fishing retailers will start rolling out some of the biggest sales of the year later this month. What better excuse to clean out and organize your tackle boxes, and make room for new gear. Here...