Tallahassee Magazine - January-February 2009

The Performing Arts Center Question

Tallahassee’s proposed performing arts center will likely cost $90 million or more in tax dollars. Is it worth it? And will residents have to give up needed infrastructure to pay for it? We present the pros and cons.

From the Publisher

A Letter from the publisherTough Times Should Bring Out the Best in PeopleBy Brian Rowland, Publisher  During these days of economic challenge, many Americans are looking to Washington for a recovery solution that will help kick-start our economy and get…

Test Drive

The Thai Yoga massage is like nothing you’ve experienced beforeI’ll Thai Anything OnceThai Yoga Massage Provides Serious Stretching and Real Rejuvenation  By Ashley KahnMy back knotted and my curiosity piqued, I made an appointment for a mystery massage. No traditional…

30 Years: Evolution Series

A look back at beauty/fitness and financial in TallahasseeStaying Physically and Fiscally FitFrom the days of sparkly leg warmers and the “Body Electric” show to the building of Premier Fitness Center, Tallahassee has come a long way in its pursuit…

Organizers Cancel Red Hills Event in Tallahassee

Organizers Cancel 2009 Red Hills Event Fundraising in Down Economy Scratches Popular Equestrian Event By Linda Kleindienst     TALLAHASSEE – The nation’s economic woes have claimed another victim - Red Hills Horse Trials, a perennial spectator favorite that brings world-renowned riders…

30 Years: Financial

Relationship Banking is the Key to Weathering Economic Ups and DownsStanding the Test of Time Relationship Banking is the Key to Weathering Economic Ups and DownsBy Jason Dehart Recession. Gas lines. High inflation. Reaganomics. The savings and loan collapse. Bank…

Fair Trading

Let’s put it this way: As you admire your new pair of earrings in the mirror, would it make you happy to know that the Balinese women who made them were being paid enough to live on their wages? Would…

In Focus

The newest incarnation of sinus surgery is far less invasive than its predecessorsIn FocusRelief from Chronic Sinus InfectionsWith its allergens and high humidity, Tallahassee is “a sinus surgeon’s mecca,” says board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Adrian P. Roberts, a member of the…

Call Me Rosetta

The omniscient “they” say the best age to learn a new language is around 12. Though I am twice as old, words have always come easily to me, no matter the tongue. The last time I set foot in my…

Nothin’ Says Lovin’ Like Ink

I think it’s about time you were introduced to my husband. His name is Lloyd, he’s the bureau chief for the New York Times Regional Newspapers and he’s pretty quiet and self-contained. A sphinx, you might say. Lloyd fancies himself a…

From the Editor

A letter from the editor3, 2, 1 . . . Spring!By Rosanne Dunkelberger, EditorMarch is always one of my favorite times of the year, and not just because it’s my birthday month. (Actually, my natal day is March 1, so…

30 Years: Arts/Culture

Cooperation strengthens Tallahassee’s arts organizationsTogether They SucceedCooperation Strengthens Tallahassee’s Arts OrganizationsBy Caroline Brewster There was a time in Tallahassee’s not-so-distant past when refrigerator displays of children’s artwork served as the only galleries in town, and the best musical performance most…

A Hand Up to Independence

Court helps older foster kids get support they need to transition to adulthoodA Hand Up to IndependenceNew Court Program Helps Foster Teens Prepare for Adulthood By Tabitha Yang Imagine for a moment that it’s the night of your high school…

One To Watch: Charles Darwin

A two-week homage to “Origins” at Florida State University, highlights Charles DarwinOne to Watch » Charles Darwin and Origins ’09Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday is this year, and while there probably won’t be “over the hill” balloons, Florida State University’s Office…

Cave Dwelling Turned Man Cave

The term “man cave” sounds somewhat Neanderthal, but in modern times, they’re anything but primitive. It’s the place at home that a man can call his own – where he can drink beer, watch football and play poker to his…