Forgotten Coast 2007

A New Level of Health Care

Port St. Joe prepares for a new hospital thanks to the St. Joe Company and the Sacred Heart Health SystemsA New Level of Health Care in Port St. JoePort St. Joe is getting a new hospital, thanks to the St.…

Where the Wild Things Are

Coyotes, bears and ... bees? How wildlife is adapting to changes in their natural habitatWhere the Wild Things AreThe Forgotten Coast's critter population moves on despite human development By Mackenzie TurbervilleFlorida is home to a rich and diverse collection of…

Mardi Gras is Back

Apalachicola welcomes its Mardi Gras celebration after a 60-year moratorium with great style and panacheMardi Gras is Back in ApalachicolaOrganizers hope the new festival will help the homeless - and the local economy as wellBy Jason DehartAt the dawn of…

Buyers Wanted

Area real estate professionals are optimistic about the future of home sales in the Forgotten CoastBuyers WantedRealtors and market watchers along the Forgotten Coast expect better times in 2007By Jason DehartLots of real estate is available along the Forgotten Coast.…

Green Guides

Tallahassee Community College’s Wakulla Center is providing classes for Green Guides, ecofriendly tour guidesGreen GuidesExperience Nature with a Green GuideBy Jaclyn Emerick Just a few miles south of the hustle and bustle of downtown Tallahassee exists a unique environment rich with…

Oysters are Still King

Oysters take center stage at three local festivals – and in your kitchen with some delicious recipesOysters are Still King in the Forgotten CoastBy Mackenzie TurbervilleSlippery, salty and oh-so-good with a little hot sauce, oysters put food on the table…

Footprints of the Past

The Forgotten Coast spreads across Wakulla, Franklin and Gulf counties – check out the map and a bit of history about the areaFootprints of the PastMan’s interest in the Forgotten Coast has ebbed and flowed since the first Europeans began…

Calendar

It’s a busy year of festivals and events in the Forgotten Coast, so mark your calendarsMay/June 2007Calendar of Events Compiled by Ashley Kahn Through July 14Artists Limited ExhibitApalachicola’s newly restored historic Fry Conter House is home to an exhibition of the…

Hotels to Beckon Ecotourists

For those not brave enough to rough it, new hotels are offering more comfortable places to stayHotels Set to Beckon EcotouristsBy Jaclyn EmerickProtected land in Northwest Florida makes the area rich in natural resources. Unspoiled beaches, historic hiking trails and…

Wakulla County Goes Green

Check out the latest trend in home building that takes into consideration the beautiful surroundingsWakulla County Goes GreenMichelle Adamski, Larry D.Sapp and Stan Derzypolski are leading green housing development in Wakulla CountyBy Ayanna ShieldsMichelle Adamski wants her corner of the…

You Can Take It With You

With threats from bad weather, boat owners are investing in new trailerable trawlers – boats you can take homeYou Can Take It With You"Trailerable" trawlers are the next big thing for sea dogs worried about slip rents and hurricanesBy Jason…

Scenic History

The Forgotten Coast’s forests are part of the area’s past and are being protected for the futureScenic HistoryThe Forgotten Coast's pine forests remind us of America's wilderness pastBy Jim Huffstodt Great swaths of a once-vast continental forest still survive largely…