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September 25, 2019

It doesn’t take long to get into the spirit. 
Heading into Matlacha, you’ll rumble over the famous “Fishingest Bridge” and pass a half-dozen former fisherman’s bungalows and shacks now splashed with bright funky colors and house art galleries. Even the telephone poles...

November 7, 2018

 Editors Note - It is with deep sadness that we announce the recent passing of author, Terry Conway. Terry was one of our long-time popular writers whose articles have been enjoyed for many years. His articles will re-appear on occasion as a tribute to his talent as a...

August 23, 2018

It could be a portal into the world F. Scott Fitzgerald described in his seminal novel “The Great Gatsby.” Or an American version of the British mega-hit television show Downton Abbey. It’s Castle Hill, a 59-room Stuart-style mansion overlooking the pristine sands of C...

July 26, 2018

It's Showtime! Divers will be headed to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in late summer to witness one of nature’s rare underwater spectacles off of Key Largo: sex on the stony coral reef.
One of the most spectacular but little known events along the reefs is...

April 25, 2018

There’s no denying that seahorses are mesmerizing little creatures. They sport a head that resembles that of a horse. Have eyes like a chameleon, a pouch like a kangaroo and a prehensile tail like a monkey. Ready for their most unusual trait? A seahorse is the only the...

April 6, 2018

Last September there was one word that dominated life here in the Sunshine State: Irma. After roaring through the Caribbean, the hurricane caused historic damage and destruction in Florida. The Cat-4 storm flooded streets,  snapped construction cranes and left 5.8 mill...

February 27, 2018

Off the southern tip of Marco Island sits the mysterious Star Wars-style, igloo-like Cape Romano Dome House. Some locals suggest it was the community home of a secret cult, while others claim the structures had been left behind by extra-terrestrials.
Retired oil produc...

January 30, 2018

We arrived at the Zota Beach Resort two days before Christmas for a holiday stay. The gulf-front getaway is uber-modern and sleek, set in a secluded location surrounded by tropical blooms, lush foliage and swaying palm trees. A local gem in the charming little town of...

December 27, 2017

“See you at Sunset!” It’s a frequent greeting in Pass-a-Grille. Folks gather at the Paradise Grille to watch the glowing red-orange sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico horizon. One lucky guest is chosen to ring a ceremonial ship’s bell, exactly 15 times. Over the past two...

November 2, 2017

 The battle rages on.
Earlier this year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced it down listed the Florida manatee from “endangered” to “threatened.” 

In its review, the feds considered the status of the roly-poly West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) t...

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