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May 2008

Volume 28
Number 5


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It's Tea Time
Taking tea has been a cherished pastime for centuries. This month, make it a Mother’s Day to remember at any of these elegant tearooms. They’re sure to be “just your cup of tea.”

Island Hotel at Cedar Key
A clean slate and a brush with paint helped bring this hotel back to its glory days. Meet the fascinating women who enacted this miraculous change.

12th Annual Florida Native Quiz
Are you a native Floridian? Test your knowledge of the Sunshine State with these fun facts.

Our Florida Heritage®

Oren B. Padgett
In the days when moonshiners and outlaws ran wild in Florida, Police Chief O.B. Padgett dared to stand tall. Yet, one autumn night 1926, something went very wrong.

Florida Legend: Bone Mizell
A genuine Florida Cracker, Bone Mizell had a fast draw and a sharp tongue. This quick-witted cowboy earns a special place in Florida’s history.

Real Florida Finds

State of Mine
Summer tourism deals; Florida books; the Florida chapter of the Mystery Writers of America.

In the Florida Kitchen
With vitamins, potassium and virtually no fat, Florida watermelon is the perfect choice for a spring snack.

Florida Homes & Lifestyles®
Say goodbye to wasted space. Whether you’re selling or staying, built-in furniture adds to your home’s function, value and style.

In the Florida Garden
Love gardening; hate the bugs? Before you rush for the pesticide, check out these natural pest control solutions.

Natural Florida
Experience a taste of Old Florida at the 56th Annual Florida Folk Festival. Food, fiddlin’ and fun all promise to take visitors back to a simpler time.

Watching Wildlife
Garcon Point; bug-eating pitcher plants; build a bog garden; May’s natural occurrences

Around Florida
The 24th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Creole Fiesta is bringing a taste of the bayou to Florida's Panhandle. Crawfish eating contests, live music and plenty of children’s activities will kick off the spring season…Cajun style!

Travel Florida Highways®

Hollywood Artspark—Broward County
Recent revitalization to Young Circle Park is helping Hollywood become the cultural and artistic capital of South Florida.

Fun in the Sun...Collier County
With its huge athletic fields, modern play areas and a fantastic water park, North Collier Regional Park offers summer fun for the whole family.

Service with a Smile
The newly renovated Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center offers a plethora of luxurious amenities suitable for a family vacation, weekend getaway or business retreat.

Paradise in Putnam County
Denys Rolle had big ideas for a utopian community. But his too-lofty ideals— and a degenerate population—forced him to abandon the would-be Paradise.

Goodwood Home and Museum...Leon County
Goodwood Museum & Gardens in Tallahassee has a long history. Renovated to their 1920s splendor, the museum and gardens evoke memories of Old Florida.

Discover the Keys...Monroe County
The interactive exhibits in the Eco-Discovery Center showcase the unique environment of the coral reefs in the Florida Keys.

Fall in Love in Washington County
Falling Waters State Park boasts the highest waterfall in Florida, and several geographic features that you don’t often see in our flat landscape.Palm tree