My journalism experience includes writing, editing, layout and photography. I am executive editor of two South Florida magazines and currently live in the San Francisco Bay area ... I continue to edit the two magazines thanks to email, Skype and my alarm clock, since I'm three hours behind everyone else.
June 2013 Go Riverwalk
Actor Jeffrey Pew
Jerry Nagano: Engineer by Day
Introducing South Florida’s Newest Pop Star
... Make Wishes Come True
Watch two of the high schools in this Saturday's marching band competition and you might think you're seeing double. Or even triple. The co-drum major in Vanguard High School's band looks an awful lot like the assistant drum major in West Port's band, who appears similar to one of the percussion players in Vanguard's band.
Cruise Line Goes Back to Ancient Times
New Chic Vibrancy Enlivens Village at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
Sistrunk Boulevard Starts 16-Month Improvement Project Designed to Bring Back the Neighborhood
Vibrant Shopping and Dining Destination Poised for Growth
Doug Jones runs one of the world’s most unique matchmaking services. Need a mermaid to lounge in your pool? Done. Need a huge guitar to decorate your doorway? It’s over there. Want a Tina Turner tribute singer to play your party? She’s hired.
Quick: Which crop, corn, wheat or lawns, is the most watered in the United States? The answer is lawns. Yep, it's the green stuff growing right outside your door, the same dewy blades you may have gingerly tiptoed through to get this newspaper. The same sod you may feel obligated to mow later on today, or heaven forbid, spray chemicals on to make it greener, lusher, healthier.
Businesses Help Employees Get Healthy
On a recent Tuesday morning, 12 people -- assorted supervisors, manufacturers and designers -- gathered in a classroom on the Central Florida Community College Ocala campus and talked about conflict. They weren't having difficulties with each other -- they were attending a corporate training class.
Health and Fitness Writing
Mary Kaiser had settled into one of the comfy, elegant seats in the radiation clinic waiting room. She was at the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute in Lady Lake for her first visit because of breast cancer - but she was feeling anything but comfortable. A petite, high-spirited lady of 85, Mary had lost her husband of 51 years a mere four months before. And now she faced radiation treatment. "Comfortable" and "settled" were not words she would have used then.
Holy Cross Women’s Center Designed by Women, for Women
The past, present and future of creating a destination for residents and visitors to live, work and play.
Green Conversations: Youth Grow More Than Vegetables in Northwest Plot
Last summer, Carol Postley went to an estate sale down the street from her home. She ended up with a beautiful, round, wooden table - and a 100-year-old farmhouse. "It's the first house I've bought for a dollar," she said.
Holiday Favorite Production Enters 28th Year
Glancing around the Skill Day Center's new 3,500-square-foot building you'd probably never guess the wishes 10 years ago of Catherine Jones. She started the tutoring center with her family in one of Ocala's rougher neighborhoods.
Arthur Nave and his corps of volunteers report for duty several times a week, boarding their bus and traveling 60 miles to work. They labor rain or shine, holiday or not, and get paid nothing. But the fringe benefits are heartfelt, priceless, and often produce tears.
On a recent Thursday, Betty Claspell showed fourth-graders what school was like for students in the 1890s.
Learn from Local Restaurant Chefs at Cooking School
Paula Deen Dishes Up a Helping of Tasty Entertainment in Fort Lauderdale
The 75-year-old visitor stood by the outdoor brick oven as the aroma of fresh, homemade bread wafted through the air. Tears filled his eyes. The simple scent of warm, baked bread suddenly transported him back to his childhood in another land. When the gentleman was a little boy in Italy, his grandmother made bread in their village bakery.
Front page of a monthly newspaper for a retirement community in Ocala, Fla.