Floridians get used to it — that look they get when they tell someone where they live. At some point most residents of the land of Disney, oranges and humidity have found themselves on trial for the weird sins of their home state.
When Randy Towe was 10 years old, he asked his mother to buy him a $200 custom fishing rod. His mother didn’t agree with the investment so he convinced her to spend considerably less and purchase the necessary parts.
Members of the St. Petersburg-based Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and Palm Harbor-based SCUBAnauts International on Monday will join forces with scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory to plant nursery-grown corals near Looe Key off Big Pine Key.
Everglades National Park and the South Florida National Parks Trust have won a $250,000 grant to restore the park’s iconic Flamingo Visitor Center after a six-week national voting campaign, the trust said Wednesday.
No other fruit has the historic association of the mango, or is so inextricably connected with the folklore of Cuba. Many of South Florida’s Cuban residents have fond memories of shaking mango branches or throwing stones to knock down fruit from the giant mango tree planted in their abuelo’s yard.
In 1935 the building known today as the Tavernier Hotel was still under construction, but not as a hotel. The building was constructed as a movie theater, the third incarnation of a movie theater in Tavernier.
Feeling like a kid again, I sat on the floor with my grandkids and played with trucks. We needed a gas station for the trucks, so we built a red square building out of red rectangular Legos. This kept them occupied until their attention span ran out… maybe five minutes, at best.
Like so many pioneers of the Florida Keys, William Dunham and Mary Jane Albury left the Bahamas and settled in Key West. In 1886, they left the southernmost city with their three-week-old son, William Beauregard, and settled in the Rock Harbor area of Key Largo.
Liberty City residents, Suneliz Santana and Vincent Scott, have been together for eight years and have four children. They won the "Wed Over the Edge" contest and were married atop the JW Marriott Marquis in Brickell. After making the leap in love, the couple rappelled 19 stories off the building
Photographed by Corrado Amenta for Onkei Photography