| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:44 AM
This is exactly how it’s supposed to work: the Funky Buddha Brewery opens along the FEC tracks in Oakland Park in June, its made-right-in-the-other-room craft beers and food-truck friends attracting the bearded and the pierced, the musical and the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:48 PM
On shallow Pickles Reef, 3 1 / 2miles off the shore of Key Largo, the sun lit up a mishmash of metal, iron and barrel-shaped cement artifacts that have been commingling with colorful coral and tropical fish for a century or more.
As two curious...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Hey, good news. The price of a looming boondogle seems to have gone down. The Wave, a downtown Fort Lauderdale electric streetcar/light rail loop, was pegged to cost $150 million when I wrote a column lampooning it in 2008.
Now, almost five years later,...
| Jan 14, 2012
It's only a week until the 100th anniversary of the inaugural journey of Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad, which arrived for the first time in Key West on Jan. 22, 1912.
The celebration will be in full swing this week in the Florida Keys,...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:00 AM
MARATHON — Retired truck driver Norm "Runaway Grandpa" Dille arrived at the old Seven Mile Bridge for his daily ritual. He walked about half a mile roundtrip before plunking down in a green plastic chair to gaze at nature's beauty and at Henry...
| Aug 31, 2012
To hear historian James Ponce tell it, you'd think you were back in Old Florida — when Henry Flagler built the luxury Breakers hotel in an area known for farmhouses, when a fire burned the hotel down likely from "a newfangled curling iron" left...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 6:21 PM
President Obama's first campaign ad of 2012 decried "secretive billionaires attacking" him through conservative nonprofit groups that do not reveal their contributors.
But two Democratic nonprofit groups that do not disclose their donors made payments...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Oh, now this is kind of funny. Last weekend, pro-Democrat blogger Joy Reid noted that the campaign of Marco Rubio in March had cut a $1,500 check to St. John Neumann Catholic Preparatory School in Miami. FEC records indicated the money was for “...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Every debate word between Republican Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons -- and there were a lot of them....
| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Former Hazleton Mayor and U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta ended 2010 with zero cash on hand and $153, 670 in debt, according to his FEC report made public Tuesday. He had not taken any contributions in the last financial reporting period......
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:33 PM
If you've got a kid who loves trains — or a big kid who loves trains — here's a free event to mark on your calendar. National Train Day will be held on May 7th and there are celebrations in cities around the country. Here in Florida, train...