Outdoorswoman Journal: Learning Fly Casting in Port Charlotte, Florida
May23

Outdoorswoman Journal: Learning Fly Casting in Port Charlotte, Florida

Can you learn fly casting in Port Charlotte? Yup, as well as in Englewood and Placida areas. My backyard of Southwest Florida is home to world-class fishing and honestly, I don’t take advantage of it enough. It’s not that I don’t have the time, it’s that I fear I don’t have the knowledge. When I was married and lived in the Everglades I fished quite often, which was made easier by having a boat and being...

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Florida Travel: Tubing the Ichetucknee River
May19

Florida Travel: Tubing the Ichetucknee River

“My mother used to own part of this river,” the man floating on a blue, inflatable raft said to me as we drifted down Ichetucknee River in Ichetucknee Springs State Park last August. With his wife sitting shotgun,he added, “We come back at least once a year to float the river.”

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My Easter Visitor
Mar28

My Easter Visitor

Easter morning, one of my two cats was sitting in the window chattering so loud I could hear him while sitting in the next room over.

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Fulfill the Dream at Bert’s Black Widow Harley-Davidson in Port Charlotte, Florida
Mar22

Fulfill the Dream at Bert’s Black Widow Harley-Davidson in Port Charlotte, Florida

On a recent Saturday I visited Bert’s Black Widow Harley-Davidson® in Port Charlotte to see what exactly the motorized bike experience is about. What my naive self learned was being a Harley-Davidson rider isn’t about owning a piece of thrusting horsepower you put between your legs, it’s about living a dream and being part of a community.

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Here Fishy, Fishy. Juvenile Tarpon Monitoring at Wildflower Preserve
Feb29

Here Fishy, Fishy. Juvenile Tarpon Monitoring at Wildflower Preserve

When I set my alarm for 5:30 on a Saturday morning, it means one of three things. It’s set for a work function, travel, or something really fun to do on my day off. That something fun to do was participating in the juvenile tarpon monitoring program at Wildflower Preserve in Englewood, Fla., with Lemon Bay Conservancy and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Cruising to Don Pedro Island State Park with Captiva Cruises
Feb22

Cruising to Don Pedro Island State Park with Captiva Cruises

Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. Dr. Beach and the world’s foremost authority on beaches, considers Don Pedro Island State Park one of Florida’s best tranquil beaches. There’s good reason this beach is worthy of the designation. Located on the barrier island of Don Pedro Island it’s only accessible by boat.

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My 10 Favorite Flavors from 2016 Clearwater Beach Uncorked
Feb07

My 10 Favorite Flavors from 2016 Clearwater Beach Uncorked

There were many delicious flavors to sample and here are my 10 favorite flavors from 2016 Clearwater Beach Uncorked.

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Sometimes, A Gal Needs to Find Some Shark Teeth
Feb05

Sometimes, A Gal Needs to Find Some Shark Teeth

Sometimes, a gal needs to walk the beach and go find some shark teeth and that’s exactly what I did.

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Florida Foodie Alert! Clearwater Beach Uncorked is Feb. 6 – 7, 2016
Jan09

Florida Foodie Alert! Clearwater Beach Uncorked is Feb. 6 – 7, 2016

‘Tis the season to dive into Florida food festival season and I’m looking forward to the fifth annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked, Feb. 6 – 7, 2016. Kick off your shoes and dip your toes in the powder soft sand of Clearwater Beach while enjoying hours of grazing on delicious bites, sipping wine and craft brews, learning from local chefs, and sampling new food products. The gastronomical event takes place on the gorgeous beach of...

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Easy Month-by-Month New Year’s Resolutions to Keep and Explore Charlotte County, Florida
Dec28

Easy Month-by-Month New Year’s Resolutions to Keep and Explore Charlotte County, Florida

Ringing in a new year is an opportunity to evaluate life’s goals and priorities and either readjust existing ones or set new ones. To help you along, I’ve come up with a dozen easy-to-keep New Year’s resolutions you can make while having fun exploring Charlotte County, Florida.

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Budweiser Clydesdales in Punta Gorda, Englewood Beach Waterfest
Nov18

Budweiser Clydesdales in Punta Gorda, Englewood Beach Waterfest

It’s always a treat seeing the Budweiser Clydesdale Team and they’ll be part of Englewood Beach WaterFest this weekend. Today they were in downtown Punta Gorda, Fla., making the rounds around town.

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The One Question I Asked Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Nov16

The One Question I Asked Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors

“If you could ask Jimmy Connors anything, what would it be?” was the question I asked Facebook friends. I was invited by the Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, for a weekend

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Landmark Florida Resort Offers Legends of Boca Experience with Jimmy Connors
Nov15

Landmark Florida Resort Offers Legends of Boca Experience with Jimmy Connors

All legends have an intriguing story behind them and this one began with a phone call to the Director of Tennis at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. He was asked if the resort was interested in working with Jimmy Connors.

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Take A Drive On The Wild Side! U.S. 41 Road Trip Across The Florida Everglades
Nov12

Take A Drive On The Wild Side! U.S. 41 Road Trip Across The Florida Everglades

Ready for a road trip on the wild side? Hop in the car and enjoy a leisurely ride along U.S. 41 for a road trip across the Everglades. Sure, you can take I-75, affectionately called Alligator Alley when driving between Naples and Miami, but U.S. 41 is a slice of old Florida.

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A Florida Everglades Lunch at Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe
Nov11

A Florida Everglades Lunch at Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe

Wrangling snakes requires mental alertness and nourishment. Before learning the proper ways to round up pythons last month, I fed my body a Florida Everglades lunch at Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe.

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