Magazine
May Offers a Smorgasbord of Fishing Opportunities April 20th, 2018 by Curtis Condon

Bass, bass and more bass. For some anglers, it’s the only species worthy of their time. No doubt bass are superb game fish, but for many anglers, fishing for the same fish year-round would be like eating your favorite food...


Cruising for the Time of Your Life April 20th, 2018 by Pamela A. Keene

Looking for a luxury getaway without spending a fortune? Check out a cruise from one of Florida’s five port cities: Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Port Canaveral and Tampa. If flexible, you can pick up last-minute deals for a weekend, a...


Staying On Track April 20th, 2018 by David LaBelle

Few things capture our imagination and connect us to the past the way the iron horses of yesteryear can. These 19th century machines trigger deep memories—either good or bad, depending on our relationship to them. For most, trains represent freedom,...


Powering the Community April 20th, 2018 by Victoria Hampton

Electric utility jobs fuel local economies and the nation Electric utilities offer much more to their communities than instant gratification at the flip of a switch. Aside from supplying the lifeblood of our nation—electricity—the industry provides an asset crucial to...


A Path to Success, Book by Book April 20th, 2018 by Marcy Chapman

Palmetto High School student starts traveling library to help combat local literacy challenge As a kid, Abby Hamm’s favorite book was “The Library Dragon,” which tells the story of a fiery dragon who kept “sticky little fingers from touching and...


4,000 Volts, a Dying Man, and The Kiss of Life April 6th, 2018 by Ethan E. Rocke

This April, many Americans will join energy cooperatives and utilities across the U.S. in celebrating National Lineworker Appreciation Day. Roughly 116,650 lineworkers work around the clock to keep 325 million Americans connected to energy, and there is perhaps no better...


Spectator or Participant? Think Longer and Closer March 20th, 2018 by David LaBelle

Waiting a half second or taking one step closer might seem like a simple thing, but it can be the difference between static, lifeless pictures that leave viewers feeling like invested participants rather than distant spectators. Much of photography is...


A Chainsaw Masterpiece March 20th, 2018 by J.M. Garlock

Carver creates works of art from simple pieces of wood When Hurricane Irma barreled through Florida in late September, an estimated 4.2 million cubic yards of fallen trees, branches and fences were reduced to an unrecognizable pile of twisted branches,...


A Second Chance at Life March 20th, 2018 by Lori Russell

Big brother’s kidney donation transforms little sister’s world Kayli Ward of Wauchula has never forgotten the day her brother, Brannon, saved her life. It was May 7, 2003. After developing end-stage kidney failure and enduring more than two years on...


Golden Age in Florida’s Movie Past March 20th, 2018 by Pamela A. Keene

It was the call of the jungle heard around the world: that classic Tarzan yell created by movie star and Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller nearly 80 years ago. Those of us of a certain generation remember it well, but did...