Tallahassee Magazine - July-August 2006

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.…

Key Players: Gaines Street Makeover

Big names in the Gaines Street renovation project The Short List of Key Players in the Gaines Street Makeover {mosimage}Tallahassee Mayor John MarksMarks was elected in 2003 and actively promotes the revitalization of not only the Gaines Street corridor but…

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…

Personality

Tallahassee writer explores Diana's deathIsn’t She ‘Lovely’?Elizabeth Dewberry’s New Novel Explores the Meaning in the Death of Princess DianaBy Lazaro AlemanWhile her latest novel isn’t autobiographical, Tallahassee area author Elizabeth Dewberry knows a thing or two about living the life…

Preserve Your History

It's more important than you might realize. 1. Get started now. The details of how you do it aren’t nearly as important as the fact that you’re doing it. Life is uncertain, and the only guarantee of immortality is preserving your…

Timeline: Gaines Street Revitalization

A look, over the years, at the progress on Gaines Street.A Timeline of Events of the Gaines Street Revitalization1991:A preliminary design and environmental study is started for Gaines Street but is put on hold. In September, the Tallahassee City Commission…

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…

2006 College Football Preview: UF

Get Ready Gator Fans!Gators Anxious to Climb ‘Year Two’ LadderUrban Meyer’s Gators look to future successesBy Marty CohenWith a new coach in place and the excitement level at an all-time high, University of Florida football fans didn’t know what to…

Unlocking Southside

Big plans are in the works.Unlocking SouthsideNo longer overlooked, Tallahassee’s south side is full of promise and potential  By Jason DehartIf you want to build homes and businesses in Tallahassee, you need to face south. Just look at a map.…

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…

Nurses: A National Shortage

A look at options for potential candidates Another Local Option For Would-Be NursesBy Tabitha Yang Responding to the severe shortage of nurses, Keiser College has started a two-year Associate of Science in Nursing program that began enrolling students in January. Its…

CSI Underwater

An Exacting Crime-scene ScienceGetting Their Feet WetTeaching Underwater CSI Techniques at FSUBy Tony BridgesCrime-scene work is tough, with all the exacting science and attention to detail. There’s little margin for error. A mistake could free a killer or convict an…

Word On The Street

Opionions on Gaines Street Revitalization What do you think about Gaines Street redevelopment?By Jason Dehart {mosimage}“My dad told the commissioners that in his 50 years of following road and bridge construction, he’s never seen a county, city or state reduce the…

Business Journal

Pondering the future of Gaines St.Gaines Street MakeoverAn attractive, pedestrian-friendly “gateway corridor” is years away. What does it mean for stakeholders? By Jason Dehart {mosimage}For years, Gaines Street has served a utilitarian purpose – a corridor speedily moving traffic from…

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…

From the Publisher

A word from Publisher Brian Rowland  What’s in a name?A new addition to the Rowland Publishing family{mosimage}For a quarter century we have published to the east and for six years we have published to the west – now, it was…

Generation Next

Big Macs are big bucks for college hopefulsMcScholarships AvailableBig Macs Mean Big Bucks for College-Bound Seniors By Rosanne Dunkelberger and Jaclyn EmerickWhile McDonald’s perhaps is best known in charitable circles for providing housing for the families of sick children, another arm…

Home & Garden Tips

Information for Southern Water Gardeners The South offers unique problems for water gardeners. Terri Dunn’s comprehensive book “Water Gardening for the South” provides helpful tips for the do-it-yourselfer. Here is some of her Southern-specific advice:MosquitoesFish are a natural way to…