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November 1999

Volume 19
Number 11




On the Banks of the Everglades: Everglades City's Bed & Breakfast
The first bank in Collier County has been converted to a B&B. From rooms with a banking theme to breakfast in the vault, visitors experience the Everglades in a very unique manner. By Maureen Sullivan-Hartung

When You Value Your Looks-Look for Value
This profile of the Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery takes a look at the concept of affordable surgery for middle-income patients. By Roberta Kline

Best of Florida
The 4th annual reader poll has been compiled. The ballots have been counted, and the winners, according to FM readers, are. . .

Travel Florida Highways®

Tampa Bay: Fun & Excitement for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Tampa and St. Petersburg/Clearwater offer something for everyone. Visit some of the Bay area's interesting and educational attractions. By Roberta Deakins

Visitors Find Beautiful Beaches and More

Real Florida Finds

Inside Florida
Highlighting, spotlighting, showcasing and accenting our November features and columns. By E. Douglas Cifers

Roar of the Crowd
Comments, opinions and reflections from FM's readers.

Sunshine Sojourns focuses on the new and renewed attractions and programs in Florida-everything from the Tiffany Chapel in Winter Park to the Babcock Wilderness Adventure in Charlotte Harbor. Plus, "Did You Know" about the historic railroad car in Miami, and a review of St. Augustine's Triple Rock Blues Band.

Around Florida
From Pensacola to Key West, FM presents hundreds of events, ranging from festivals and concerts to museum exhibits, theater performances and sport events.

A practical joke, an imagined apparition or a haunted house-a young boy's adventures are continued in this month's except from McRae by Marc Glisson.

Tips for readers just getting started in their genealogical research-complete with book recommendations for holiday gifts. By Brian Michaels

1999 Made in Florida Gift Guide

Florida Fare
Florida is the Winter Produce Capital, and in the FM kitchen, Chef Tom McGinty offers recipes highlighting Fresh From Florida produce for cold winter days. By Tom McGinty

In the Garden
"Bringing the Outside In" discusses the joys of tropical house plants. Whether you're "green thumb" deficient, house plants can be a great hobby. By Anne MacKay

Watching Wildlife
Visit Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge for a look at the brown pelican. Also, learn how to find the proper maintenance for mangrove habitat.

Greenways & Trails
The 115-mile Herbert Hoover Dike surrounds Lake Okeechobee and is the site of the LOST (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail). See how federal, state and local officials are working together to make this an outdoor recreational mecca.

State Parks
Explore Fort Lauderdale's Hugh Taylor Birch State Recreational Area. From day camp in the woods to family outings on the beach, this state park offers a diverse array of activities. By Carrie Canfield

Editor's Note:
In FM's September issue the following photograph credits were inadvertantly left out: Alfred I. Dupont Building (p. 39) by Steven Brooke; historic images purchased from the Historical Museum of Southern Florida (cover, p. 36, p. 37), and the skyline shots (p. 39, p. 41) courtesy of Miami Downtown Development Authority; and the Miami River photographs (p. 39, p. 41), and the sculpture (p. 42) by Mino Gerges.

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