30 Years

2003: Old-Style Community in a Brand New Neighborhood

Tim Edmond calls the southwest section of Welaunee Plantation “God’s gift” to Tallahassee. “It’s a beautiful site,” he said. “Rolling hills, punctuated with these massive oak trees. It’s just as pretty a site as you could possibly see.” Edmond, who…

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…

1984: ‘Celebrate America,’ A Tom Brown Tradition

In the summer of 1984, the Tallahassee Jaycees organized Tom Brown Park’s first “Celebrate America” event. Tallahassee traditionally held Fourth of July celebrations, but this one would be unlike anything ever seen before. With more than 12 hours of events,…

1991: Life After a Near-Death Disaster

Tom Berlinger, an inspector with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Office of Executive Investigations, wrote a harrowing story in 1991 titled “It Couldn’t Possibly Be Diana,” a first-person account of an accident that befell his daughter and her miraculous…

1990: SAIL—Different Students, Different School

  {mosimage}  SAIL: Different Students, Different School After almost 20 years, the School for Applied Individualized Learning — better known by its acronym, SAIL — still provides unique and innovative teaching methods to the “nontraditional” student. An article published in…

1996: Sudden Fame, Continued Success

When author and Alligator Point resident Connie May Fowler appeared in the May/June 1996 issue of Tallahassee Magazine, it was a small article talking about her newest book, “Before Women Had Wings.” Much has changed for Fowler since then, starting…