Tallahassee Magazine - May-June 2015

Historicity

Women reminisce about FSU daysWhere the Girls WereSome of Florida’s Leading Ladies Were Groomed At the Florida State College for Women{mosimage} By Stanley MarshallFlorida State University has felt the influence of its predecessor, Florida State College for Women, in many ways.…

Profile in Care

Taking a closer look at Big Ben Hospice. Big Bend HospiceIn 1983, Big Bend Hospice was established by a group of local volunteers who wanted to help those who were dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Today, with 250 employees serving more…

You Can't Take It With You

Create a legacy beyond your friends and children.You Can't Take It With You Numerous options are available for making sure your wealth lives on.by Tony Bridges It’s only human to want to be remembered after your passing, to create a legacy…

Artist Jimmy Mathewuse

From book covers to portraitsJimmy Mathewuse’s Book Covers Have Drawn in Readers for 30 Years By Sidney L. Matthew {mosimage}Artists are a tribe apart. They look like us, but they are different in important ways. They see things we don’t bother…

Editor’s Choice

PACE Center gives girls a way out PACE Center for GirlsProviding a Way Out for Girls in Need {mosimage} By Karen ShoretteNestled in a small, unassuming complex behind the hustle and bustle of Apalachee Parkway is one of Tallahassee’s best-kept secrets…

Crist: Hard-Liner with a Soft Side

So, who is the real Charlie Crist?CHARLIE CRIST, REPUBLICANHard-Liner with a Soft Side{mosimage}Ask anyone who knows him and they’ll tell you that Charlie Crist, Republican frontrunner for governor, is a nice guy – affable and engaging and known for personally…

Economic Development Outlook

By Dr. Bill LawSouthside vibrant with new opportunityIf there’s anyplace in town I’m hesitant to describe, it’s the Southside – because that could change between writing it and getting it into print.Certainly there’s new development. We’ve seen an enormous project…

'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…

Gallagher: Impassioned by Experience

At 61, Tom Gallagher is the oldest candidate in the race for governor.TOM GALLAGHER, REPUBLICAN Impassioned By Experience{mosimage}In his early years in Tallahassee, Tom Gallagher had about as high a profile as a state representative can get. For starters, he was…

Menopause: What you can do

A comprehensive list of solutions If your quality of life is suffering because of menopause, the potential for minimizing or eliminating its symptoms may be found in this comprehensive list of solutions. Consult with health-care professionals about which of these…

Davis: Fighting for the 'Next Person'

Fourth-generation Floridian Jim Davis wants to be known as a man of the people. JIM DAVIS, DEMOCRATFighting for the 'Next Person'{mosimage}Jim Davis wants to be known as a man of the people; his track record as both a state representative…

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…

Challenges To Growth

What the South side community needs and what the challenges are.Resources, retention are issues By Jason Dehart Looking around his neighborhood, Bethel AME Church Pastor John Green said he knows what his community needs and what the challenges are.“I think that the…

Libation Destination

This month's featured hot spot Café CabernetBy Rosanne Dunkelberger While the mind might trend toward the fruit of the vine when one considers the extensive wine list and name of Café Cabernet, this local watering hole/restaurant also is home to one…

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…

Timeline

A Timline of Events on Tallahassee's South Side (since 1990) 1990:Tallahassee/Leon County Comprehensive Plan adopted. Local leaders recognized that while areas to the north and east were rapidly growing, the south side was experiencing population loss, high unemployment and “general…

New and Notable

A look at what's taking shape on Gaines StreetThe Arts and LeisureA new hotel takes shape on Gaines Street, while a grand performing arts center waits in the wingsBy Jason Dehart {mosimage}It’s no longer a dream on a sheet of paper.…

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…