November-December 2009

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Christmas Connection Turns 30

We take a look back at how a small-scale effort that began in 1979 has grown into the area’s largest holiday charitable drive that now grants Christmas wishes for more than 3,000 needy families. And conversations with the people who have found their greatest gift is volunteering to make Christmas Connection a success.

Keep Your Holidays Happy — and Safe

Think about home safety while you’re dreaming of sugarplums.

From Baghdad to Boardroom

Disabled veterans go back to boot camp to learn entrepreneurial skills.

The Greatest Wealth is Health — Invest in Tallahassee’s Well-Being This Season

’Tis the Season for Comfy PJs

Cozy pajamas for the entire family.

Dust Off Your Boots

The Kinsey Collection

FAMU alums share their collection of African-American art and artifacts at The Brogan.

Bites of Bliss

Remembering the Older Kids

A homegrown charity brings holiday joy to needy teenagers.

St. Nick: High-Tech Elf

Capital Holiday with a Florida Flair

The governor’s chef helps you put a little Florida on the table when you’re cooking for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Fear and Dread in Tallahassee

Settlements and forts here in “Middle Florida” were fair game for Seminole warriors late in the Second Seminole War.

Winter Guests

Put out the welcome mat for snowbirds and they’ll put on a show for you.

Get Needles, Get Yarn, Go!

Learning to knit can be a DIY project online or a social affair.

One to Watch: Frank Brogan

Former Lt. Gov. Frank Brogan returns “home” to the capital city to start his new job as university system chancellor.

Sticky, Tasty and Good For You, Too

Caring for Caregivers

Parlor Picking

This “squadron” of musicians revives the art of old-time banjo “knockin’.”

Waging War With Cancer

Tallahasseans will participate in the American Cancer Society’s third long-term lifestyle study.

Musings for the Holidays

Choosing My Religion

Restoring the Cascades

Once the home of a beautiful natural waterfall, a blighted area will be redeveloped into a city park with amenities that planners hope will attract visitors to Tallahassee’s Downtown area. And it won’t just look pretty; Cascade Park will also serve as a storm water retention area.

A Fighting Revolution

Whether you consider it brutal fighting or creative expression, Mixed Martial Arts is now part of the Tallahassee scene.