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  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist

    In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you? The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...
  • The wild side of Marco Island

    The wild side of Marco Island
    As we sail away from the Marco Island marina on a sticky morning in search of dolphins, James Livaccari, biologist on board the Dolphin Explorer, points out a bald eagle chasing an osprey, a great white egret catching fish on the point of the Isle of...
  • Florida's Everglades National Park an ecosystem in distress

    Florida's Everglades National Park an ecosystem in distress
    The first time I waded thigh-deep in the waters of the magical Everglades in south Florida, it seemed like nature's resting place, with an air of prehistoric tranquillity. Everything was still and heavy with humidity and unlike anywhere else I'd been. And...
  • Free entrance to Everglades National Park Saturday and Sunday

    Free entrance to Everglades National Park Saturday and Sunday
    Get outdoors and explore Everglades National Park for free Saturday and Sunday to celebrate opening day weekend. The park service is offering free entrances at more than 100 U.S. national parks to commemorate the holiday. There are lots of fun...
  • Class 4A all-state boys basketball team announced

    Class 4A all-state boys basketball team announced
    The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) and Source Hoops present the 2013-2014 Class 4A all-state team. Players were selected based on in-person evaluations, all-area teams selected by media from around the state, and recognition from the...
  • Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers

    Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers
    Don't expect to see lush fields of marijuana growing in Florida, the state's agriculture chief said Wednesday, even if the state's voters authorize medical marijuana in November. "This is not a boon for Florida agriculture," Agriculture Commissioner...
  • Windermere Prep girls team ties for second at state tournament

    Windermere Prep girls team ties for second at state tournament
    Windermere Prep’s girls tennis team tied for second in the Class 1A state tournament Thursday at Red Bug Lake Park in Casselberry. The Lakers tied American Heritage-Delray with nine points. Miami Ransom Everglades won with 19. Windermere Prep&...
  • Knight Arts Challenge: 75 grant finalists named

    Knight Arts Challenge: 75 grant finalists named
    Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village, the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and a Broward County poetry “Super Bowl” by the Jason Taylor Foundation are among the finalists announced Tuesday morning for a Knight Arts Challenge grant in...
  • Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked

    Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked
    We hear a lot about Central Florida's paved bike trails but less about the even more abundant unpaved hiking trails. Here are seven gems all within an hour's drive of downtown Orlando: Florida Trail, Flagler Trail, Shingle Creek Trail, Wekiva River Buffer...
  • Lifelong love of nature sparked Eco Adventures

    Lifelong love of nature sparked Eco Adventures
    The defining moment of Mei Len Sanchez-Barr’s life occurred on a moonlit beach in Costa Rica when she was about 8 years old. She and her sisters had been brought to the beach by their uncle, who was a sea turtle egg poacher. “It’s part...
  • Everglades wildfire expands to 19,500 acres

    Everglades wildfire expands to 19,500 acres
    The wildfire that blanketed South Florida in thick smoke Monday now has exploded in size, covering about 19,500 acres in western Broward County - up from 2,500 acres earlier in the day. It also remains uncontained. "I’ve never seen smoke like...