Tallahassee Magazine - November-December 2009

Our Giving Spirit

We take a look back at how a small-scale effort that began in 1979 has grown into the area’s largest holiday charitable drive that now grants Christmas wishes for more than 3,000 needy families. And conversations with the people who have found their greatest gift is volunteering to make Christmas Connection a success.

Musings for the Holidays

When I’m planning the story lineup and making assignments for the November/December issue of Tallahassee Magazine, the holidays are front-and-center in my thoughts -— even if it is August. Being a bit ADD, I’m not really capable of sitting down…

Caring for Caregivers

Families touched by a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease know it can be extremely difficult. “A patient receives a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s disease, and every part of that person’s family dynamic is turned upside down,” says Bill Wertman, executive…

Sticky, Tasty and Good For You, Too

art by bonnie haldane lewis; photo by scott holstein   Peanut butter is one of the most celebrated foods in America, and because of its popularity, it gets the month of November to preen in sticky, wonderful glory. Why does…

St. Nick: High-Tech Elf

The Internet and online shopping have changed forever the Christmas season, but how has technology changed the way Santa Claus does his job? Tallahassee Magazine writer Jason Dehart was granted an exclusive interview with the Jolly Ol’ Elf and discovered…