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Florida Weekends: Citrus County Manatee Weekend

Crystal River and Homosassa are two of the most popular destinations for the Florida manatee during winter.  Sitting on Florida's Nature Coast, these two Citrus County cities are also two of the most naturally beautiful places in Florida. The manatees travel down to Citrus County, Florida for its warm spring water, a

Celebrating Black History Month with Art

Unbeknownst to me, on the same Saturday night that Facing Deconstruction was opening at Dunedin Wine & Brew, The Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center was hosting a Black History Month Celebration with artwork from Gallery 909, an African-American art gallery located in St. Petersburg's historic Midtown neighborhood. Thankfully, it is still

AQUIFERious honors the beauty of Florida’s Springs

If you love blue, then AQUIFERious is for you.  With a subject like Florida's Springs, you're bound to see a lot of blue, and Tolbert delivers many brilliant shades of it.  Margaret Ross Tolbert is the organizing force behind AQUIFERious, a collection of paintings and photographs of Florida's springs.  Tolbert is

Mono Monday: Florida’s Nature Coast

Florida's Nature Coast refers to a section of Florida's west coast, running from Port Richey in the south to Wakulla in the north.  This particular section of Florida encompasses many of the state's natural attractions, from manatee viewing in Crystal River and Homosassa to fishing in Cedar Key.  I recently had the

Blues with a side of shrimp at Clearwater’s Sea-Blues Festival

                          There was plenty of seafood and plenty of blues at Clearwater's 10th Annual Sea-Blues Festival this weekend.  Seafood stands encircled Coachman Park, selling fried seafood in just about every form imaginable, including: fried shrimp, coconut shrimp, crab cakes, fish and chips, fried grouper sandwiches, conch fritters, fried clam strips, and fried

Capturing Nature at Brooker Creek Preserve – Tarpon Springs, FL

I woke up extra early to get to Brooker Creek Preserve for Karl and Kathleen Nichter's photography talk, and I was rewarded with turkeys. Lots and lots of turkeys: And then some more turkeys: I saw so many turkeys off the side of the road while I was driving towards the education center, that I arrived at

Facing Deconstruction at Wine & Brew – Dunedin, FL

With a title like "Facing Deconstruction," I wasn't sure what to expect from Wine & Brew's current art exhibit.  Deconstruction can mean many things: breakdown, analysis, dissection.  Deconstruction can also refer to the disassembly of physical structures into their component parts, and the re-use or repurposing of these parts. I've always loved the

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