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
Tampa and St. Petersburg/Clearwater offer something
for everyone. Visit some of the Bay area's interesting
and educational attractions. By Roberta Deakins
SPECIAL SECTION: FLA/USA Visit Florida
Visitors Find Beautiful Beaches and More
Real Florida Finds
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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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