Forgotten Coast 2008

Calendar of Events

Forgotten Coast 2008 Calendar of EventsCalendar of EventsCompiled by Erin SobelMay 3Annual Apalachicola Historic Home TourEach year, the public is welcome to tour buildings of historical architectural significance throughout Apalachicola. Beginning at Trinity Episcopal Church, the tour includes dozens of…

Angelo's Is Back

Storm surge couldn’t keep this local landmark from going under, and now it’s back and better than everPhoto by Scott HolsteinAngelo’s is BackAfter Two Years, a Wakulla Landmark Reopens for Business By Rosanne DunkelbergerOn July 10, 2005, the first major hurricane…

Scenic Wonders

All you need to do is pick a direction and go to enjoy the beauty of the Forgotten Coast  Photo by Scott Holstein Loafing Through the Woods and WaterwaysEcotourism opportunities abound along the Forgotten CoastBy Jason Dehart In the old days, back…

A Time to Buy

Reduced prices in real estate attract interest in the Forgotten CoastA Time to BuyReduced Prices in Real Estate Attract Interest in the Forgotten CoastBy Maria Mallory WhiteSince what goes up must come down, now is the time for the smart…

Treading Water

Florida, Georgia and Alabama have been at war over water for more than a decade, but if Georgia takes more than its fair share what will happen to the Apalachicola River and Bay? Apalachicola River. Photo by Debbie HooperTreading WaterApalachicola’s River…

Lighting The Way

Old lighthouses add charm and dignity to the Forgotten Coast Photos by Scott HolsteinLighthouses left to right: St. Marks, Cape San Blas, Carrabelle and Port St. Joe. Lighting The WayOld Lighthouses Add Charm and Dignity to the Forgotten CoastBy Mike McLaffertyLighthouses…

Reeling In Stealth

Kayak fishing can quietly get you to where the fish are biting, and you don’t need to break the bank to pay for gasFishing the FlatsKayaks Make the Perfect Platform for Casting a LineBy Michael Wisenbaker | Photo by Scott…

No Such Thing as a Stranger

Small-town Sopchoppy revels in its friendlinessNo Such Thing as a StrangerSmall-Town Sopchoppy Revels in its Friendliness Sopchoppy storeowner Debbie Dix has lived in the small Wakulla County town for 12 years. Looking back on one of her first days in…

Scoopin' Scallops

You don’t need a hook or a line to catch these scrumptious morselsScoopin’ ScallopsGrab Yourself a Tasty Treat in the Gulf Waters Near Port St. Joe By Lori Hutzler EckertBay scallops, those slightly sweet and succulent pearls of seafood found…

Land of the White Squirrel

Ochlockonee River State Park provides visitors with a glimpse at what Florida used to look like – and the white squirrels are cute, too Photos by Scott HolsteinThe river for which the park is named offers great fishing for species that…

A Novel Place To Live

The Forgotten Coast provides the inspiration for four local writersA Novel Place to LiveThe Forgotten Coast Spurs Creativity for its Resident WritersBy Stephen Kindland Photos by Scott HolsteinNatural wonders aren’t the only riches to be found along the Forgotten Coast.…

Character Counts

St. Marks and Carrabelle Residents Work to Save Their Heritage Character CountsSt. Marks and Carrabelle Residents Work to Save Their HeritageBy Stephen KindlandResidents of two Forgotten Coast towns are setting their sights on economic progress after reeling for years in…

Weathering Change

The Forgotten Coast continues to weather changing and challenging economic times but remains a great place to live, work and playWeathering Change Forgotten Coast trend-spotters see a glimmer of sunshine on the economic horizonBy Jason DehartPhoto by Scott Holstein It’s hard to…