Author: John Eric Vona

Is It Done Yet?

Summer is upon us, and many folks take advantage of Florida’s warm weather to cook outside on the grill. However, this all-American pastime, which goes hand-in-hand with July Fourth and beach barbecues, does carry some risk. According to the U.S.…

1983: Floridan Goes ‘Aloft’

​For 50 years, the downtown Floridan Hotel housed elite visitors and was home to the legendary Miss Ruby Diamond. Historically a favorite after-hours gathering place for state legislators, it was rumored that “what bills weren’t passed at the Capitol were…