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