Goodland Life

Behind the Scenes in the Stone Crab Capital

Growing Up in Everglades City

If you ever come to Everglades City, make sure to check out the view of the stone crab boats along the Barron River and head to a local restaurant to try some fresh stone crab! Even though it isn’t season, I can still remember hearing the vibration sounds of stone crab boats heading down the river at 2 AM. If […]

2000-2001, Goodland’s Golden Years An Era of Accomplishment

Goodland Life

The Goodland Civic Association (GCA) has recently experienced 10 solid years of growth and is enjoying a popularity not known since 2000-2001. It was in those two years however, that the GCA achieved the pinnacle of community service and accomplishment, successfully completing or initiating several major projects which were to have a lasting positive effect on our quality of life. […]

Nancy Gwinn Goodland’s Unsung Artist | Nobody Did It Better

Goodland Life

When Nancy and I arrived in Goodland in May 2006, the first thing we did was to decorate our first floor with her artwork. A lot of thought went into how we should arrange it. It was a combination of her magnificent photographs of memorable scenes from our past and her exquisitely beautiful porcelain dolls, each of which started out […]

Carlos and Gabriela A Latin Love Story

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This is the improbable love story of Carlos Andrade and Gabriela Estala, two of the cutest kids I have ever known. It reached its joyful but surprising conclusion three weeks ago in Goodland, under the stars. It was a long time coming. Carlos had met Gabriela in their Lely High School 9th grade homeroom, seven years ago. Carlos was commuting […]


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