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A Quick Trip to The Oldest City In America, St. Augustine

We travelled through what appeared to be the set of Scooby Doo – creeping along the unlit backroads of Florida. Moss hung from the veiny tree branches – like a scary handed monster in the moonlight, we arrived in St. Augustine.  Tourists and beer induced loud-talk crowded the bustling streets. The boardwalk lit the entrance…

DIY Garden Markers for Children

I volunteer my time creating and upkeeping an organic community garden at my son’s school. The garden is a nice size and big enough to feed nine families. The community garden is an ongoing effort to observe the growth process, promote healthy eating habits and encourage future farmers. Fellow Beach Park School parent, Beverly, and I…

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Hayes Art

Title: Skimboard Medium: Digital Photo Editing, 2014 Hayes and mother purchasing their third skimboard at 801 Skate Shop in  Safety Harbor, Florida.  

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Destination Destin

There are plenty of beaches in Florida But none like Destin Powered sugar sand between your toes Emerald green water that falls off the edge of the earth A real life piece of art Framed in a window Dolphins swim ever so close to the shore Surfers kneel Sunset is god      

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Manatee Viewing Center at Apollo Beach

Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach is not only a local electric company but also a manatee viewing center and refuge. Manatees flock in large numbers to the power station’s discharge canal where saltwater – taken from Tampa Bay to cool Unit 4 – flows, clean and warm, back to the bay. As Tampa…

Hyde Park Chalk Walk 2014 in Tampa, FL. Photo/Kendra Yost

Hyde Park Chalk Walk in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA) 6th annual Chalk Walk art festival took place March 14th through the 16th at Hyde Park Village in Tampa, FL. The ribbed sidewalk displayed vibrant chalk masterpieces in front of upscale boutiques as critics admired and snapped pictures along the way. Food trucks and vendors…

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Tarpon Springs at the Sponge Docks

Tarpon Springs, located on the west coast of Florida just 40 miles South of Tampa, is a modest Greek town that is home to the Sponge Docks. In fact, Tarpon Springs has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the United States. The first Greek immigrants arrived in the city during the…

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Quick & Easy Peach Frozen Yogurt

It’s HOT in Florida which means frozen anything can be eaten year-round. My peach craving finally won  so to cure my desire for the fuzzy fruit and help me cool off at the same time, I decided to make Peach Frozen Yogurt. Some might say I’m a yogurt fanatic but it really satisfies my tart-tooth. I…

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A South Beach Miami Christmas in Photographs

We arrived at the historic Park Central Hotel in Miami Beach on Christmas Eve after driving through the Everglades twice. That’s right. Twice. Lack of direction and repetitive scenery led us back the way we came after stopping at a gas station, adding an extra hour and a half to out trip from Tampa Bay.…