December 20, 2014

People Archive

Florida farms bursting with innovation

In the face of low-cost competition from Mexico, Florida's strawberry growers (most of whom are within an hour's drive of Tampa) have to make their case on quality. read more >

Florida Icon: Barbara Mainster

Executive director, Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Fort Myers; age 73 read more >

'The town that freedom built'

Zora Neale Hurston made the central Florida town of Eatonville famous. But the town has problems that Hurston's legacy can't solve. read more >

Florida in the pilot's seat

Publisher Andy Corty writes about pilot training in Florida and other features from the December, 2014 issue. read more >

En route: Rail decisions by Florida governors

Decisions by Govs. Jeb Bush and Rick Scott to reject plans for a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando are looking to be wise choices – especially in light of what California is going through. read more >

Florida by bike

There are more than 50 paved bike/pedestrian trails throughout Florida, most on former rail lines. read more >

A good sport

Publisher Andy Corty writes about sports business in Florida and other features from the November, 2014 issue. read more >

Killing Field: Frank Laumer spreads the word about a Dade battlefield

A long-ago battle still echoes for a Hernando County man. read more >

Florida Icon: Walter Lanier ‘Red' Barber

Sports announcer: born: Feb 17, 1908, died: Oct. 22, 1992 read more >

Louise Gopher is a 'Florida Icon'

The former director of education for the Seminole Tribe of Florida talks about the value of education in her life and other lessons learned. read more >

Howard Solomon - A Florida Original

Howard Solomon is Florida Trend's first Florida Original subject. This new feature highlights Florida's unique people and places. read more >

The big gubernatorial race

Publisher Andy Corty writes about 2014's gubernatorial race. read more >

No evidence showing GMOs are more dangerous non-GMOs

In his monthly column, Executive Editor Mark Howard looks at arguments for and against the use of genetically modified organisms -- most commonly referred to as GMOs. read more >

H. Lee Moffitt is a 'Florida Icon'

Attorney, former speaker of the Florida House and namesake of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa; Age 72 read more >

Attorney LaShawnda Jackson is driven to succeed

Attorney LaShawnda Jackson's memory of her father propels her to succeed. read more >

Kiran Patel is a 'Florida Icon'

The Tampa cardiologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist talks about lessons he's learned. read more >

Food fight between Florida grocers

Florida Trend Publisher Andy Corty talks about the August cover story on grocery wars in Florida. read more >

The highs and lows of marijuana acceptance

In his monthly column, Executive Editor Mark Howard discusses ramifications of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida. read more >

Greenlight Pinellas: Connecting Tampa Bay

Chris Steinocher, President & CEO, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, explains the benefits of a proposed public mass transit system with plans to unite the Bay Area. read more >

Ebb and flow: Managing Florida's water supply

Surface water resources and conservation both have to be part of meeting Florida's water needs. read more >

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