Marco, Goodland, Capri, EC & Naples

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 […]

Isles of Capri Updates

Rumination from the Rock and Beyond

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

From Across the Pond to Goodland: An Interview with Chris and Jenny Branston

Goodland Life

Stacia Kellett tells readers about Chris and Jenny Branston in her column Goodland Life.

Help Needed to Restore Everglades City Park

Growing Up in Everglades City

Savannah Oglesby writes about the Everglades City Park and the need to restore it post-Irma in her column, Growing Up Everglades City.

Responsibility + Resilience = Recognition + Rewards


Jory Westberry writes about the end of the school year and graduation time in her column Ruminations From the Rock and Beyond.

Tarpon in the Ten Thousand Islands

Growing Up Everglades City

Savannah Oglesby writes about fishing for tarpon in her column, Growing Up Everglades City.

A Snapshot View of Goodland Photographer Elisa Cahill

Goodland Life

Stacia Kellett tells readers about photographer Elisa Cahill in her column Goodland Life.

May is Melanoma Month- Get your Eyes Checked Today!

Goodland Life

Stacia Kellett tells readers about the eye patch challenge for Melanoma Month in her column Goodland Life.


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