Florida Views: The Florida Strawberry Festival in 1939

By Scott K. Sholl With the annual Florida Strawberry Festival under way in Plant City, we are featuring some of Marion Post Wolcott’s remarkable photographs of the festival, taken 76 years ago, while Wolcott was on assignment for the Farm…

Getting Here: From Iron Horses and Tin Cans to Silver Birds and SUVs

By Robert Sanchez Florida, now world famous as a great place to visit, wasn’t always easy to reach. Sure, in 2014 alone the state attracted a record 97.3 million visitors. Some — the proverbial “snowbirds” from Canada and other points north — stayed…

DRY LANDS, WET SAND, AND THE BIRTH OF NASCAR

Editor’s Note: This Florida Verve article was originally published on June 20, 2016. By Robert Sanchez Mention auto racing and Florida in the same breath, and many a Floridian’s thoughts will quickly focus on images of Daytona Beach, where cars…

Commentary: The Florida School Choice Challenge: Just Say When

From the Cover of Heritage Foundation’s School Choice Programs: What’s Happening in the States. By Robert Sanchez When I taught college journalism classes many years ago – at a time when the Watergate scandal was dominating the headlines — the…