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Best of Florida Ballots
Who serves up the "best gator tail?" What
town has the "best beach?" Vote for your
favorites for the ninth annual "Best of Florida" awards.
Cold Case... Hot Climate: Florida's Unsolved
From missing persons to murders, these unsolved
crimes offer just a glimpse into the mystery of
Florida's cold cases. — edited by E. Douglas Cifers
Florida's Dental Industry Today
With new techniques and technology, patients are
spending less time in the chair and beginning to
understand more about their teeth. — by Lauren
Florida's Top Dentists
Florida Monthly turned to Woodward/White Inc.'s
2004-2005 edition of The Best Dentists in America
in search of the Sunshine State's best dentists.
Top 100 Florida Museums
Florida is full of unique and enlightening museums.
From the work of local artists to the mystery of
underwater creatures, these top 100 Florida museums
have it all. — by Megan Matuszak
Our Florida Heritage®
Masterpieces: The Architecture of Davis Islands
The real estate boom of the 1920s hit
Florida fast, and developers worked quickly to
snatch up any inexpensive land available and start
building. David Paul Davis was one of those developers
in the thick of the mix. — by Josie Gulliksen
the Porch Swing
Raised in the 1930s in a small house in Ellenton,
I thought I must have been special in God's heart
to be living in such a perfect place. by Alice
Florida Legends: Bob Vila
Florida's very own home improvement legend.
— by Megan Matuszak.
Real Florida Finds
A gift from the Three Princes of Serendip.
— by Brian Michaels
FLA USA Around Florida
Enjoy 1,207 festivals & events this month.
Don't miss the 12th Annual World of Nations Celebration
in Jacksonville or the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival.
This month in Florida history ... new Florida
books debut and more.
In the Florida Monthly Kitchen
Catch the blues with Florida blue crab. — by Barbera
Homes & Lifestyles®
Comfortable Quarters: Florida Guest Rooms.
— by Josie Gulliksen
Florida at its Finest: Stephen Foster Culture Center
In the Florida Garden
Kudzu: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. — by Dr. Don
Big Bend Wildlife Management Area: Tide Swamp Unit.
Travel Florida Highways®
History Capital: Leon County
From gardens to galleries to historic homes and
educational exhibits, Leon County's eight museums
make it Florida's History Capital. — by Megan
Hamilton County: Jewel of the Suwannee
Rich in Southern heritage and natural beauty, Hamilton
County is one of the state's greatest treasures.
— by Angela Katsarelis
About the Cover:
Washington Crossing the Delaware by George Caleb
(1811-1879) painted 1856-1871. Oil on canvas. Chrysler
Museum of Art, Norfolk Va.; Gift of Walter P. Chrysler,
Jr. in honor of Walter P. Chrysler, Sr. The painting
is part of the Tales from the Easel: American Narrative
Paintings from Southeastern Museums, 1800-1950
exhibit, running April 25-July 11 at the Tampa
Museum of Art.
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