September 20, 2021

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Zev Buffman is a ‘Florida Icon'

Zev Buffman is CEO, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater; theater producer; founding partner, NBA's Miami Heat. He lives in Clearwater and is 86. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2017

M.J. Soileau is a ‘Florida Icon'

M.J. Soileau: former vice president for research and commercialization at the University of Central Florida; researcher and professor of optics, physics and engineering, Orlando, age 72. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

Susan Benton is a ‘Florida Icon'

"Growing up in Miami, I understand and appreciate the importance of diversity. Florida is an amazing place because of its diversity." Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Terry Stiles is a ‘Florida Icon'

The South Florida developer is Chairman and CEO of Stiles. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, age 69. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Theresa Manuel is a ‘Florida Icon'

The former Olympian, teacher and coach shares lessons she's picked up during her life: Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Dan ‘Tater' Porter is a Florida Icon

Tater Porter is a rodeo champion and an Osceola County sheriff's deputy. Poarter lives in Kenansville and is age 45. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Joe Redner is a ‘Florida Icon'

Adult business entrepreneur, Tampa; age 76 Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Nicole Johnson is a 'Florida Icon'

The former Miss America, age 42, is a health educator and lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Ron Magill is a ‘Florida Icon'

Zoo Miami Goodwill Ambassador, Miami; age 56 Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Artis Gilmore is a ‘Florida Icon'

Member, NBA Hall of Fame; special assistant to the president, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville; age 66 Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

An Interview with George Billiris

Sponge industrialist, Tarpon Springs; age 89 Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Frank Morsani is a ‘Florida Icon'

Auto dealership entrepreneur, philanthropist, Tampa; age 84 Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Alto ‘Bud' Adams Jr. is a ‘Florida Icon'

Ruminations from Florida rancher Alto “Bud” Adams Jr. on life and ranching in Florida, including: Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Winston Scott is a 'Florida Icon'

Shuttle astronaut, senior vice president, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, age 65 Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Florida Icon: Carlton Ward Jr.

“My mom always encouraged a sense of wonder in me about things, like picking up seashells and learning the difference between univalves and bivalves,” says Florida environmental photographer Carlton Ward Jr. The eighth-generation Floridian shares other lessons he's learned along the way. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Florida Icon: Mel Tillis

Entertainer Mel Tillis talks about life as a stutterer and singer. Tillis is 83 and lives in Ocala, Florida. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Robert M. 'Bob' Beall II is a Florida ‘Icon'

Lessons from Bealls department store chairman, Bob Beall. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Peter Meinke - A life in poetry

Peter Meinke (Poet laureate of Florida, St. Petersburg; age 82), reflects on a life of poetry. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Carl Hiaasen is a Florida ‘Icon'

The writer and columnist talks about his life and about “a glorious abundance of weirdness and depravity” in Florida. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Nan-Yao Su is a Florida 'Icon'

The entomologist and inventor, age 64, shares his life story. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Roland Martin is a Florida ‘Icon'

Professional fisherman Roland Martin, 75, shares his life story. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Florida Icon: Derrick Brooks

NFL Hall of Fame linebacker; founder, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School charter school, Tampa; age 42 Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

An interview with Annika Sorenstam

The retired professional golfer has turned her efforts toward business and says, "A lot of people think, ‘oh she's coming back.' But I don't need to." Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Iconic Florida developer H. Irwin Levy

Attorney, Century Village developer, West Palm Beach; age 88 Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

‘Alligator' Ron Bergeron is a Florida Icon

Businessman; commissioner, Florida fish and Wildlife conservation Commission, Fort Lauderdale, Age 70 Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

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