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September 1999

Volume 19
Number 9



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Great Scott: Keeper of the Treasures
The director of Gainesville's Fred Bear Museum, Frank Scott, is an attraction himself, with a family history that includes Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. By Rick Sapp

Charter Schools
The charter school movement is well under way in Florida and may dramatically alter the traditional school system. By John Marble, Jr.

Miami Main Street
Downtown Miami's property and business owners are embracing the 21st century through the success of the Main Street Program. It is an economic renaissance of historic Miami. By T. Neil Fritz

Real Florida Finds

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

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

From Sunshine Sojourns, featuring new odysseys and out-of-this-world attractions to the future of St. Augustine's historic Bridge of Lions, to "Did You Know" about the last battle of the Revolution fought off the Florida coast and "Moment in Time" about those who perished in the catastrophic Hurricane of 1928.

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

Florida Fare
In the Florida Monthly Kitchen with Chef Tom McGinty explores the joy of cooking with distinctive Florida wines. Grilled Marinated Portabello Mushrooms and Sparkling Wine Sabayon Dessert Sauce are among the recipes to sample using the Sunshine State's own fruit of the vine.

The rewards of a divorce come in the form of productive records of ancestors' lives. What was one couple's pain can lead to great satisfaction in genealogical research. By Brian Michaels

As more people are searching to diversify their savings portfolios, annuities are becoming one of the most popular personal investment options. Find out what they are, how they work, and decide if they might be right for you.

In the Garden
Despite language differences, people from around the world share universal bonding in their love of gardens, but beware of importing other nations' beautiful and exotic plants to Florida where they may become invasive. By Anne MacKay

Watching Wildlife
Florida has a number of unique habitats. Take a look at the Florida scrub. Although it may seem dry and desolate, it is home to a host of species, such as the threatened Florida Scrub Jay. Also, learn about Teaming with Wildlife, an organization dedicated to funding habitat restoration.

State Parks
Jonathan Dickinson State Park is a historic wilderness whose grounds have witnessed one of Florida's most famous shipwrecks and been the home to one of the state's most famous individualists. By Carrie Canfield

Travel Florida Highways®

Our Florida Heritage®
The history of defending Pensacola Bay under a myriad of flags has mirrored Florida's domination by various sovereign nations. The brick walls of Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas reflect these changes with ironic twists. By Willie Drye

Linger Lodge
A one-of-a-kind lodge on the banks of the Braden River. Its unusual proprietor/raconteur/host encourages his guests to linger-a little longer-in this tropical Eden. By Steve Hart

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