Magazine
Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Community April 20th, 2019 by Susan Suggs

The Sonder Project shifts immediate focus from international relief to Hurricane Michael recovery On October 10, 2018, the lives of many Florida families changed forever. The Northwest Panhandle watched as weather radar and storm warnings showed Hurricane Michael taking shape...


A Buddy: Don’t Leave Home Without One April 20th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

Going solo is all the rage now. It is borne of a quest to test or prove oneself, or a need for peace and solitude. However, many of us are firm believers in the buddy system—always have been, always will...


Animal Instincts April 20th, 2019 by Pamela A. Keene

Lions, tigers, bears, emus, camels, monkeys and baboons. You can find them at Florida’s smaller zoos, where the experience can be up close and personal. Hand-feed colorful lorikeets, ride a camel or pet a sloth at Emerald Coast Zoo. The...


Putting You In Your Pictures April 20th, 2019 by David LaBelle

Have you ever wanted to make a picture and be in it, but there was nobody else around to press the shutter button? Most of us have. Long before ovens or thermostats or devices that turned on lights when we...


Wrapped Up in Jewelry April 20th, 2019 by Pam Blair

A chance vacation workshop turns into a lifelong hobby For more than 30 years, Sue Rowand has perfected the craft of wire wrapping, creating wearable works of art for family, friends and strangers. If not for her husband’s desire to...


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,...