Author: Emma Witmer

Glass Menagerie

St. John’s Episcopal Church houses one of the most prominent collections of traditional stained-glass windows in Northwest Florida. Large vertical displays line the chapel with imagery significant to the Christian faith.

Destination Apalach

The quaint, disparate communities of the Forgotten Coast have long been one of North Florida’s best kept and most precious secrets. Among these charming coastal villages, tucked away among sprawling freshwater marshes, pine flat woods and oak hammocks, is Apalachicola.

The Bay Arts Alliance Paints the Town

Morgan Summers, a lettering artist and muralist inspired by the sign painters of the ’60s, is leaving brush strokes all over Panama City Beach as part of the Bay Arts Alliance’s mural project, an ongoing push to expand the presence of public art in the city.

Time Travels

Two years ago Ann Camp’s long-forgotten memories flooding in with vivid detail. In February of 2022, Camp reached out to a friend whose writing she admired, David Campbell. Together, with some advice from Big Bend Poet Laureate and longtime friend Mary Jane Ryals, Camp and Campbell collect the memories

Garnet and Golden Years

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, as it’s known around town, is a membership-based program that offers dozens of classes, unique excursions, engaging club activities and international travel geared toward people ages 50 and up.

A More Resilient Tomorrow

Florida State University’s (FSU) Claude Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy houses some of the nation’s premier voices on aging who, through research and policy efforts, are working to better understand and address the issues facing America’s ever-growing elderly population.