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Marco Island and Goodland Have Survived The Wrath of Hurricane Irma

Hurrican Irma arrived at mainland Florida at the island community of Marco Island and a fishing village of Goodland.  While there was extensive damage, particularly to the coastal facilities it looks like most of the area will soon be ready … Continue reading

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Manatee County: The Beaches Between

I used to live in Bradenton and it always bothered me that when I went up North I had to always say “it’s between Sarasota and Saint Petersburg.  I would also be asked in there were any beaches there for … Continue reading

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November Has Its Moments In Florida

November is an in-between time for vacationers in Florida and many enjoy the fact that many of the snowbirds have not arrived and most natives have deserted the beaches as the water lowers into the 70’s (burrrrr).   The big festival … Continue reading

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Floridians Love Their Shell Game

When people visit Florida, they expect to find good seafood and they are usually not disappointed.  We Floridians love our grouper sandwiches and have competitions to locate the best sandwich in our area. But Floridians really have a thing about … Continue reading

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Florida’s Version of Clam Chowder Really Packs A Punch

The oldest continuous families in Florida originated from the Balearic Islands.  Most arrived with Dr. Andrew Turnbull’s New Smyrna colony and moved north to Saint Augustine when Turnbull’s community folded by 1777. Fishing and shop-keeping were major mainstay occupations of … Continue reading

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