Quick Reads

Voices of Florida Women

Florida Clark, born in Gadsden County, worked in the early 1930s at McCrory’s Five and Dime on Monroe Street and the Singer Sewing Center on College Avenue. She taught girls how to sew and made clothes for prominent women in…

Tallahassee's Star Turn

Sites throughout our fair city, including Railroad Square, The Moon, All Saints Café, The Other Side Vintage shop and Florida State University’s Goldstein Library, serve as the backdrop for a music video filmed here last December. The song is “Break…

'It' Person

Grand plans for art’s grande dameAllison McCarthy: Grand Plans for Art’s Grande Dame By Jaclyn Emerick Determined to prove art is for everybody, Allison McCarthy, new executive director of  LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, ambitiously plans to double the group’s…

FYI

Tips for packing light during your summer travels.How to lighten your load when travelingSix tips to help you pack like a pro{mosimage} By Amanda BroadfootWhether you’re a frequent business traveler or a family headed out on vacation, the real estate…

From the Publisher

A word from Publisher, Brian Rowland Merlin Was Somebody to One Family{mosimage} Rushing down John Knox Road to get to a luncheon at the Civic Center on time, I saw a driver ahead hit a small dog – never even touching…

Letters to the Editor

A word from our readers  SouthWood: Where’s the Balance?Writer Jackie Horkan’s piece “A Decade Later, Is St. Joe’s Idealistic Community Living Up to the Hype?” in the May/June issue came closer to an “advertorial” than an attempt at providing a…

The Last Word

Hurricane Katrina’s unmeasured impactIn Hurricane Katrina’s WakeThe Damage That Can’t Be Measured in Dollars Often Makes the Biggest ImpactBy Lori Hutzler EckertMany years ago, my father taught me to ride a two-wheeled bike, a brief rite of passage that brings…

Generation Next

Teenagers learn the Cha-ChaCha-Cha-Cha for Good MannersLeft Together, Right Together – Leon County’s Junior CotillionBy Jessica Stasiw   {mosimage}Hope for the lead-footed and socially awkward is coming to Tallahassee this fall in the form of Junior Cotillion. An “invitation only” group…

FYI

Avoid ID theft during holiday shoppingHo, Ho . . . Oh, No! Avoid Identity Theft During Holiday ShoppingBy Mackenzie TurbervilleThe holiday season is full of hustle and bustle: crowded shopping malls, harried shoppers, and plenty of credit- and debit-card transactions.…

FYI

Local real estate market heating upNo Bubble to Burst in Tallahassee Local Real Estate Market Is Heating Back UpBy Jason Dehart {mosimage}Bubble? What bubble? The Tallahassee housing market is moving along at a steady pace.“There is not going to be…

Q & A

Founder of Famous Amos cookiesWally ‘Famous’ AmosFrom Cookie Entrepreneur to Literacy Advocate{mosimage}Even though he no longer is associated with his namesake company, Wally Amos will forever be inextricably linked with Famous Amos cookies. After all, his expressive face still is…

A Few Minutes

Gary Droze takes it all in stride Gary Droze: Ahead of the PackTrack Coach Shows That Running is FunBy Jessica StasiwKnown as a taskmaster, motivator and caring coach, Gary Droze continues to inspire athletes and the not-so-athletic alike. Honored twice…

From the Editor

A word from Editor, Rosanne Dunkelberger   Tell Me More: Why Journalism Has Always Been the Job for Me{mosimage} While I’m no fan of Gov. Bush’s plan to require high school freshmen to declare a major, in ninth grade I did know…

From the Editor

A word from Editor Rosanne Dunkelberger Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One BeforeI am going to be an annoying old woman when I hit my dotage. You know, the one who tells the same stories that you’ve heard time…

Q & A

Tippy Amick talks about her role in training state employees.Florida’s Top Trainer Reflects on Learning, Growing, Retiring {mosimage}By Kirsten Olsen If you’ve worked in Florida state government and ever had training, chances are you know the name Tippy Amick.Tippy, aka Dr.…

From the Publisher

A word from Publisher Brian Rowland The Value of Freedom – And an Open MindBy Brian RowlandLast month, I was given the invitation and opportunity to travel to Berlin for a four-day weekend hosted by Germany’s tourism department. At first…