Film Screening

'Outta The Muck,' a Documentary About Black Life in Florida, Screens Tuesday Night at Fogartyville

This documentary celebrates a community, and a family, that resists despair with love, remaining fiercely self-determined, while forging its own unique narrative of Black achievement.

11/14/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

Life is a highway

Florida Road Trip Destinations You Won't Want to Miss

Make the most of the Sunshine State.

03/25/2022 By Samantha Lane

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The Florida Relocation Guide Is Your Ultimate Resource

From the weather to attractions to taxes, Florida offers many advantages for people establishing residency in the Sunshine State.

11/01/2021

Sunshine State

Oh, Florida!

In a new book, Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman chronicles some of our state's weirdest, wackiest moments--including, in this excerpt, plastic surgery gone wild.

07/29/2016 By Craig Pittman

Oh, Florida!

Award-Winning Writer Craig Pittman on Sarasota, the Environment and His New Book

Writer and frequent Sarasota contributor Craig Pittman on his new book, Oh, Florida!, which was just released to glowing reviews.

07/28/2016 By Pam Daniel

Article

How Will Redrawing Congressional Districts Affect the 2016 Election?

Sarasota Magazine's Election Fever blogger takes a look at how the redrawing of Florida congressional districts could affect the 2016 election.

08/04/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

Florida Tomato-Ricotta Tart

I love Florida tomatoes, especially when they are in season. This super flavorful tart is fast, simple and good with almost any main dish.

06/11/2014 By Robin Draper

Article

Salt Water Cures Everything

My Florida mom had many "mom'isms"

05/27/2014 By Robin Draper

Article

Fresh Florida Blueberry and Peach Cobbler

When fresh Florida blueberries and peaches are in season, this fruit cobbler is as good as it gets - just like grandma would have made.

05/14/2014 By Robin Draper

Article

It's Time to Pick Florida Blueberries!

Now is the perfect time to grab your buckets and pick those precious Florida blueberries

05/05/2014 By Robin Draper

Article

Florida Orange Pound Cake

As the citrus season wraps up, Authentic Florida whips up an old favorite, Orange Pound Cake.

04/27/2014 By Robin Draper

Article

Florida Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup

Time for some hot soup? Try this Florida Carrot, Orange and Ginger soup, a flavorful combination of veggies and citrus using fresh Florida ingredients.

01/29/2014 By Robin Draper

Article

Where Cowboys Roam: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve

Florida cowboy tradition continues in the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve with more than 100 miles of trails for horse riding, hiking or biking, and equestrian camping.

01/08/2014 By Robin Draper

Article

Authentic Florida's Dry Tortugas

The Dry Tortugas is a rare combination of a marine wildlife refuge, a national park, and a 19th century historical fort in a tropical, exotic setting seventy miles west of the Florida Keys.

10/30/2013 By Robin Draper

Article

Fall Has Arrived in Florida

I hear things....because I finally turned off the air conditioner, opened the windows and can now let an authentic Florida fall into my home.

10/23/2013 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Homes

In Florida, we are more relaxed about our way of living because our weather creates an opportunity to design and dwell uniquely, incorporating “Florida” as we see and interpret our own unique space.

10/16/2013 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Sea Grape Jelly

Sea grapes, known for their green and purplish berries grow all along Florida’s coastline. But did you know the grapes can be made into delicious jelly?

10/09/2013 By Robin Draper

Article

Mr. Chatterbox Takes a Day Trip

History, home cooking, and reform school--the day trip of Mr. Chatterbox's dreams.

10/01/2013 By Bob Plunket

Article

An Authentic Florida Bargain for $2: Rainbow Springs State Park

Looking for one of Florida's best bargains? Try Rainbow Springs State Park for swimming, kayaking or tubing down one of Florida’s most beautiful rivers.

09/18/2013 By Robin Draper

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Authentic Florida Reads: The Barefoot Mailman

With a name like The Barefoot Mailman, I just had to read this Authentic Florida book.

09/12/2013 By Robin Draper