Dear Readers:

When arriving to our region by air, I am always in awe of the blue-green palette spread out before me. Since we are a relatively undeveloped region, compared to our northern and southern neighbors and especially compared to the urban east coast Florida sprawl, at 10,000 feet on a cloudless day you see a painting of sheer, breathtaking beauty. Luscious green garden-like expanses of foliage dotted with pools, streams and rivers of deep blue water. It’s a vista that words completely fail to capture, especially for this author. It’s what pulls us all here. There is really no other place exactly

What’s New This Month

December 2015

Faces of the Homeless Coalition

From the families they help to the volunteers who make it happen, these are the faces of the Homeless Coalition.  READ ONLINE

A Different Perspective

Robin Gardner checks out several local sightseeing cruises that offer up a brand new perspective on the waterfront views we all know and love.  READ ONLINE

Florida’s Authentic Adventure Coast

Robin Draper takes readers on a journey to the Adventure Coast, a magical place where mermaids swim, history is plentiful and spirits and culinary adventures await.  READ ONLINE

Our Own Fountain of Youth

Barbara Bean-Mellinger takes a tour of North Port’s Warm Mineral Springs, which has been a place of rest, relaxation and healing since the early 1900s, thanks to its high mineral content.  READ ONLINE

Relax. Renew. Recharge.

Carol Bruyere explores a little piece of Old Florida at Babcock Ranch, a peaceful and relaxing getaway from the daily hustle and bustle.  READ ONLINE