November 22, 2011
On the University of Florida campus, a sign marking the school where Gatorade was born.
January 21, 2011
PALM BEACH – The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach unveils new guestrooms in January 2011 that feature a spa-inspired sensibility, combining the sophistication and natural beauty of the nearby waterfront in the resort’s 210 rooms. Behind the transformation is designer Brian Glukstein, a rather snazzy Canadian interior designer. See www.fourseasons.com/palmbeach/
February 7, 2010
NAPLES – The Naples Princess is a brand new luxury yacht. At 105 feet, the new vessel has three levels and can take up to 149 passengers. Offering daily public cruises for both sightseeing and dining, passengers on the Naples Princess can partake in the Sea breeze lunch buffet, hors d’oeuvres and drinks, or a dinner cruise. Call (239) 649-2275 or www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com.
May 24, 2009
ALACHUA COUNTY – One of the great pleasures of Florida birdwatching is the white ibis (Guara alba). In the evening, they tend to pick insects in lawns and fields, and in most cases are not afraid of humans, and so come in close enough so you can get a good look. Often, they are in groups; if you are lucky, you can spy a mother and her young. Read more
May 9, 2009
ST AUGUSTINE - Located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine and honouring golf’s greatest players and contributors, the World Golf Hall of holds some of the greatest golf treasures in the world.
A World Golf Foundation initiative, the Hall of Fame represents collaboration among 26 national and international golf organizations, including the PGA TOUR, LPGA, USGA, Augusta National, PGA of America, The European Tour and The R&A. The museum houses interactive exhibits and historic and personal artifacts that tell the stories of its members and the game of golf. www.wgv.com
March 23, 2009
|Southern Belles from Cypress Gardens|
WINTER HAVEN – Cypress Gardens Adventure Park is open again and has renamed itself Cypress Gardens with an adjacent Splash Island Water Park.
The park closed last fall. It will open again on March 28, with a new leader who knew and worked with the founding Pope family. Bill Sims is a former executive vice president of Cypress Gardens who worked with the Popes from the early 1970s until 1985, when the park was sold for the first time. Read more
March 3, 2009
MIAMI - The highly anticipated 11-month exhibition, Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami, officially opens to the public Thursday, March 5th. The exhibition spotlights the deep impact that blacks from the American South, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa have had on the City of Miami. “We call this exhibition Black Crossroads because we want to reflect what Miami has always been: a meeting point for intersections of many members of the African Diaspora since as far back as the 1800s,” said Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, Chief Curator at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Read more
February 10, 2009
PUNTA GORDA – Muscle Car City museum recently opened and is ready to show off its collection of more than 200 high performance GM cars and Chevys, along with a 1950s diner and memorabilia store. (941) 575-5959.
February 10, 2009
Plus Trump Renovations
FORT LAUDERDALE – The $205 million W Fort Lauderdale is scheduled to open in March. The 482-room hotel will be located on a 4.5-acre site offering dramatic views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Amenities at the 23-story, dual-tower property will include W Hotel’s Whatever/Whenever services, a signature Stephen Starr gourmet restaurant, a state-of-the-art SWEAT fitness center, the renowned Bliss Spa, 24-hour concierge and room service, W signature pillow menu, and a one-of-a-kind oceanfront infinity-edge pool. In addition, the W Fort Lauderdale will boast more than 19,000 square feet of meeting space including Sensory Set Up. (954) 462-1633. www.whotels.com/fortlauderdale. Read more
January 15, 2009
About the American Airlines Arena
MIAMI - Since its opening on December 31, 1999, the 19,600-seat AmericanAirlines Arena has hosted such diverse musical superstars as U2, Madonna, Cher, Gloria Estefan, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Usher, Marc Anthony, Phish, Shakira and Paul McCartney. Read more