Forgotten Coast Archive

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…

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…

Same Island, Different Worlds

One has “wings.” The other has “gills.” One lives in a world of exacting realism and literal vision; the other a world of abstract, imaginative images that explode in vibrant volumes of color. John Ficklen and Beth Appleton are very…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

A Turning Tide

The calls have been steadily coming in, and it seems that interest in Forgotten Coast real estate is starting to take off once again. Past top-heavy estimates are now bottoming out, and the number of transactions is rising, according to…

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…