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November 30, 2015


Political leanings among Florida's retirees

As a whole, voters born during the Baby Boomer generation are generally more liberal than those born in the earlier “Silent Generation” but more conservative than younger “Generation X” and “Millennial” voters. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Back to business: Volunteering in retirement

Retirees looking to get back to business are tapping many different avenues. Some join the Service Corps of Retired Executives or angel investor networks. Former leaders of Fortune 100 companies simply continue to pursue opportunities that excite them. SCORE has 925 volunteers in Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Retirement enclaves in Florida

Around Florida, some retiree communities are giving new meaning to the word ‘niche.' From a union-built enclave of retired letters carriers in Polk County to a haven for car buffs and RVers in Marion County, retirement communities are attracting residents who want to be with like-minded people. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

UF/IFAS experts predict food trends for 2016

As 2015 starts to wind down, world-renowned food scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are already predicting trends for 2016. Read more »
Published on 11/19/2015

Bacon and other processed meats can cause cancer, experts say

Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages or bacon can lead to bowel cancer in humans and red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2015

Home-grown menus

Every luxury hotel in Florida worth its stars or diamonds features vast greenswards, riotous hibiscus, rows of Washington Palms, endless coleus. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

A famous juggler's concrete plans

By the time Anthony Commarota was 8, he had become one of the best jugglers in the world, appearing on the ABC variety show “That's Incredible.” Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Counter insurgency: Fighting Jim Crow

Fifty-five years ago, Clarence Fort helped desegregate Tampa by staging non-violent sit-ins. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Bullets before breakfast: Ma Barker's house is for sale

The house where Ma Barker died 80 years ago is being offered to the state. The price: $1 million Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Florida food worth worshipping

When two of the biggest food trends collide -- the booming demand for local ingredients and big-city celebrity chefs -- it's joyous confusion. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Big top for the BigTop: Feld Entertainment finds a home in Manatee County

Feld Entertainment finds a home in Manatee County spacious enough to house its giant productions. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

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

A long-ago battle still echoes for a Hernando County man. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Star Power: Celebrity chefs in Florida

More celebrity chefs are setting up shop in Florida. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Driving for dough in Florida's golf resort industry

Sheila Johnson's big move into Florida's golf resort industry began with a cold call. A broker called the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television to gauge her interest in buying one of Florida's best-known golf retreats, the struggling Innisbrook Resort near Tampa. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Orlando's net gain: A major sports venue

The U.S. Tennis Association is planning a $60-million training and competition facility at Lake Nona. The center will have 106 courts for players of all skill levels. It could open by late 2016. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Camera collectors in Florida

Four Florida executives share their passions for camera collecting, including: Hank Klein, vice chairman of Blanca Commercial Real Estate in Miami; Michael Posner, an attorney in Wellington; Adrianne Weissman, owner of Evelyn & Arthur women's clothing stores in Jupiter; and Ciro Campagnoli, owner of Sense Beach House in Miami Beach. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Restaurants with a sporting chance

Once upon a time, a sports star could open a restaurant on name appeal alone, but that was before chefs became celebrities and food became a national pastime. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Restaurant boom in Naples

A new crop of restaurants in Naples is spicing up local options. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Going the distance: Florida executives share their passion for cycling

Four Florida executives share their passion for cycling Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Florida executives' must-have apps

Besides the well-known LinkedIn, Pandora, Twitter and Weather Channel, apps include SoundCloud, PaybyPhone, ForeFlight, iAnnotate, OmniFocus and The Week. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

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