August 12, 2022

Florida Icon

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

Howard Schnellenberger is a Florida 'Icon'

Football coaching legend lives in Boynton Beach; age 80 Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

Florida Icon: Barbara Mainster

Executive director, Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Fort Myers; age 73 Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Florida Icon: Walter Lanier ‘Red' Barber

Sports announcer: born: Feb 17, 1908, died: Oct. 22, 1992 Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

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 »
Published on 9/26/2014

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 »
Published on 8/28/2014

Kiran Patel is a 'Florida Icon'

The Tampa cardiologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist talks about lessons he's learned. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

'Florida Icon' Howard C. Tibbals shares life lessons

Philanthropist, benefactor of Ringling Circus Museum Tibbals Learning Center, Longboat Key; age 77 Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Alex D. Brickler is a 'Florida Icon'

The director of obstetrical services and training at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital's family medicine residency program shares his thoughts on lessons he's learned and events he's lived through. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Life lessons from hockey great Phil Esposito

(Hockey Hall of Famer, co-founder, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa; age 72) Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Lucy Morgan is a 'Florida Icon'

Former Tampa Bay Times political reporter Lucy Morgan shares tales of her past. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Donald Goodman is a 'Florida Icon'

The founder of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville shares life's lessons. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

Ed Droste is a 'Florida Icon'

The co-founder of the Clearwater Beach-based "breastaurant" chain shares lessons he's picked up through life. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

Ray Ferrero Jr. - Florida Icon

Chancellor, Nova Southeastern University, Davie; age 79 Read more »
Published on 12/16/2013

W. George Allen is a 'Florida Icon'

Attorney, in 1962 became the first African-American graduate of the University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale; age 77 Read more »
Published on 11/5/2013

Tom James is a 'Florida Icon'

Chairman, Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg; age 69 Read more »
Published on 10/8/2013

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Florida Trend Video Pick

New law adds pressure to inspect condos, fund reserves
New law adds pressure to inspect condos, fund reserves

A new law to inspect aging condominiums in Florida is putting pressure on condo boards and engineers.

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