Marco, Goodland, Capri, EC & Naples

In Hindsight, What Advice Do You Wish Your Parents/Guardians Had Given You?

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

Jory Westberry writes about advice for the new school year in her column, Ruminations From the Rock and Beyond.

Experience Some of the Wildest Everglades

Growing Up in Everglades City

Savannah Oglesby writes about exploring the Florida Everglades in her column, Growing Up Everglades City.

When’s the Last Time You Stopped and Smelled the Roses? Or Frangipani, Lilies, Orchids or Herbs?

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

Jory Westberry writes about stopping to smell the roses in her column Ruminations From the Rock and Beyond.

Get to Know Florida’s Mangroves

Growing Up in Everglades City

Savannah Oglesby writes about the Florida mangroves in her column, Growing Up Everglades City.

All Quiet on the Southern Front, on Isles of Capri that is

Rumination from the Rock

Jory Westberry writes about the Isles of Capri in her column Ruminations From the Rock and Beyond.

A Look at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry: Part Two

Goodland Life

Stacia Kellett provides her insight on Goodland in her column Goodland Life.

Independence Day Celebration in Everglades City

Growing Up in Everglades City

Savannah Oglesby writes about the Everglades City Independence Day celebration in her column, Growing Up Everglades City.

Winding Through the Mangroves

Growing Up in Everglades City

Winding through the mangroves and brackish waters of the Ten Thousand Islands, you’re more than certain to stumble upon the smiling faces of Common Bottlenose Dolphins. These dolphins, scientifically known as Tursiops truncatus, have strong, mighty bodies that are blue-gray in color with their bellies and sides fading into a lighter gray. Their sleek body and powerful tail equip them […]

Wooten’s Airboats, Swamp Buggies and 16 ft Gators: A Perfect Way to Spend a Cloudy Day with Kids

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

Grandkids…love ‘em until, “What are we going to do today? Can we go…”  “I wanna see that new movie! The one about the pets!” “Nah, I want to go to Gametime.” “No, let’s go to Bounce!” “Maybe tomorrow, but today we have the perfect plan,” (that’s my friend talking.) We both have our grandkids for the day and WE have […]

A Look at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry: Part One

Goodland Life

Three and half years ago, four ladies thought it may be a good idea to start a local food pantry. They kept hearing stories about children coming to school hungry on Mondays. Friends thawt were teachers explained that 41% of children attending Tommy Barfield Elementary School were considered economically needy, while a whopping 92% of children attending Manatee Elemen-tary School […]


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