Florida Frontiers: WWI vet settled Maitland art colony

Artist, architect, writer and World War I veteran Jules André Smith intended to move from Stony Creek, Connecticut, to Miami to enjoy a peaceful retirement. As he traveled through Central Florida in 1932, Smith saw a beautiful sunset on Lake…

Florida Frontiers: Theories abound on Orlando name

By Ben Brotemarkle, FLORIDA TODAY In his play “Romeo and Juliet,” William Shakespeare wrote: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Juliet’s argument was that it doesn’t really matter…

Tampa Bay Times: The Last Martin of Gilchrist County

By Jeff Klinkenberg A traveling day. Nathan Martin is going to town. He is going to have a meal with the woman he loves. He usually hates wearing a shirt, but Vida will tsk tsk if he shows up with…

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Commentary: Craft Beer — It’s Good For Florida

By Eric Criss Tampa is home to one of the finest craft brewers in the state of Florida, indeed the nation–Joey Redner’s Cigar City Brewing. Mr. Redner has elevated the unique history of the Tampa Bay area through, of all…