Tallahassee Magazine - January-February 2007

Local Metalsmiths Ply Their Trade

The Northwest chapter of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths gets medieval – and teaches you how.Precious MettleArmed with Torches and Crock Pots, Local Metalsmiths Ply Their TradeBy Robert ZerbeThe metalsmith holds the piece of copper under the intense heat of…

From the Editor

From the EditorThe Accidental TallahasseeanBy Rosanne Dunkelberger When a new Florida governor is elected, it’s a Tallahassee Magazine tradition to write a feature story that focuses on the first lady and the children, checking in to see how everybody is…

After ‘The Real World’

MTV’s star Jose Tapia gives a glimpse behind the scenes of a reality TV showThe Real World After ‘The Real World’It’s Back to Business for Key West Cast Member Jose Tapia By Rosanne DunkelbergerAfter 17 seasons on MTV, we pretty…

Pocketfuls of Fun

A best-kept-secret, ‘Pocket Parks’ are charming, overlooked little nooks of fun.Pocketfuls of FunTallahassee’s ‘Pocket Parks’ Offer Lots of Charm in Little SpacesBy Paul DeRevere  Imagine a place in town where there is no intrusive sound – just a stray creaking…

Madison's Legendary War Hero

Colin Kelly Jr. became a hero when America needed one the mostThe Story of Colin Kelly Jr.Madison’s World War II Hero Is the Stuff of Legend By Jason DehartIt was too big a target to pass up.Madison native and U.S.…

A Look Into Weight Loss Surgery

Self-proclaimed “fat girl” Charlene Hinson has beaten the battle of obesity.A Look Into Weight Loss SurgeryCharlene Hinson’s struggle with weight began when she was 9. The 58-year-old Tallahassee esthetician said that was her age when she went on her first…

A Leader Among Leaders

Judy Gray gives advice to women who aspire to leadership roles. Judy GrayA Leader Among Leaders Judy Gray, president and chief executive officer of the Florida Society of Association Executives, is the first to admit that she has learned everything the…

Teaming-Up to Lose

These women called for backup to beat their weight problems.Teaming-Up to LosePetika Tave was 23 years old when she got her wake-up call. She had just graduated from Florida A&M University and watched a video of herself accepting the diploma…

At Home With Art

Tap into local art world for home décor.At Home With ArtTapping into Tallahassee’s art world for home décor. By Brenda GrindstaffWhen it comes to creating a living space that expresses personal interests, values, prestige and tastes, incorporating original art into…

Through Thick & Thin

Resolved to lose weight in 2007? Tallahassee Magazine wants to help you, with a 26-page special health section on obesity. We examine all angles – from weight loss strategies to understanding the latest surgeries available to helping kids eat smart.Take…

Giving Back

The Capital Area Community Action Agency hosts its Annual Masked Benefit Heart Ball.Fifth Annual Masked Benefit BallBy Terri-Ann Morrison On Saturday, March 3, Capital Area Community Action Agency hosts its 5th Annual Masked Benefit Ball to raise funds to support…

Inspired by Love

For eight years, Issac Williams did what any good husband would do. He marked every special occasion with a beautiful card and heartfelt words for his wife, letting her know just how important she was to him. He sent her…

Childhood Obesity

Growing up fat in a culture of inactivity.Childhood ObesityGrowing up fat in a culture of inactivity.Been to a playground lately?More often then not, the swing sets are not swinging. There is no monkeying around on the monkey bars. The teeter-totters…

Seven Days of Opening Nights

This year’s festival continues its legacy of a diverse mix of arts and performers. Seven Days of Opening NightsFestival Offers Music, Dance, Art, Literature ... and More By Maria Mallory WhiteWhen it comes to its name, Seven Days of Opening…

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the EditorTwo Patale sites can cause confusionYour recent article on the San Pedro y San Pablo de Patale Mission shed light on a much-overlooked part of Tallahassee history. However, it neglected to mention one fact which may cause…

From the Publisher

From the Publisher.THINK: The Lost Art of ThinkingBy Brian Rowland Here’s how Webster’s dictionary defines “think”: “to use the mind for arriving at conclusions, making decisions, drawing inferences, etc.; reflect; reason.”    For decades, the IBM Corporation has provided its employees with…

2007 Rowland Publishing Scholarship

{mosimage}To reward a successful academic career – as well as encourage public service – Rowland Publishing awards a $500 scholarship annually to a deserving public high school senior in Leon County. We are seeking a young person who has excelled…

One To Watch

Johanna Williams is everywhere staying active in the community she loves.Johanna WilliamsA Legacy of Community ServiceBy Erica BaileyBeing active in the community is a family tradition for Johanna Williams – her grandfather was mayor of Tallahassee in the 1960s and…