Fort Lauderdale, like its sister city (the world-famous Miami), has its fair share of beautiful beaches and rich history. Whereas Miami has the nickname “Magic City”, Fort Lauderdale used to be known as “Fort Liquordale.” No, really. It did. (Some people still might refer to it as “Fort Liquordale” in a joking tone.) It’s not
Red tide has made its way back to our shores and the devastation to marine life could be enormous. The algae are currently most prevalent in the waters off of Sarasota, Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. But it has been slowly making its way north toward the Tampa Bay region. Several fish kills and turtle
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation announced this past Thursday (November 7th) its intent to take over the historic Bonnet House, kicking off a fight for control of the beachfront, community treasure. The Bonnet House, Inc., the local organization that manages the 99-year-old estate, said the house has given the trust about $150,000 each year
Edwin W. Stephan, who is credited with making Miami the cruise capital of the world, passed away Friday. He was 87 years old. He was the cruise line’s first president for 27 years and then he served as the vice-chairman of the board of directors until he retired in 2003. Stephan was
Key West, Florida is home to many stories and oddities of American culture. There are many stories of the paranormal, the intriguing and the downright weird in this area of the State. One such tale is that of a German hospital worker who turned a patient into a real-life corpse bride. Carl Tanzler, a.k.a Count
St. Augustine, Florida, is the oldest occupied European-founded city in the United States.
Whether it’s the rare bonneted bats resting in Miami or the Brazilian free-tailed bats roaming Gainesville, the Sunshine State is a sanctuary for the flying mammals.
The story of Robert the Doll is one of hexes and curses and misfortunes… and, scariest of all, it’s all happened in our very own backyard.
Ernest Hemingway traveled around the world and lived in different parts of the country – but for the legendary American author, Key West was in a league of its own.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a writer, an environmentalist, an advocate, an activist… but above all else she was the Defender of the Everglades.