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Florida Frontiers: American Revolution’s past surfaces

By Ben Brotemarkle Every Fourth of July, Floridians celebrate Independence Day with cookouts, hometown parades and, of course, fireworks as America’s victory over the British in the American Revolution is commemorated. Not all American colonists supported the war, though. Many…

The Florida Days of Baseball Legend Ted Williams

By Brenton Morando If you were in search of a true American Hero, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who lives up to that title more than the late Ted Williams. Born in 1918, his incredible legacy is often…

Florida Views: Porch Life

  The following photographs showcase the bygone era of porch life in the Sunshine State. Before air conditioning (B.A.C.), Floridians sought relief from the languid heat of summer on wide shady porches. Indeed, Florida’s climate dictated architectural designs; thus, porches…

Late women of the arts credited Zora

By Ben Brotemarkle, Florida Today We recently lost two significant contributors to our culture. Poet, author and performing artist Maya Angelou died May 28 at age 86. Actress, playwright and activist Ruby Dee died June 11 at age 91. These…

JMI Book Club: James Madison In His Own Words

By Stephen Syfrett The James Madison Institute held the first meeting of its annual summer book club last Friday.  This year the group will study and discuss a selection of works authored by James Madison. Discussions started on Friday with…