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  • Slush Puppie creator leaves wilderness to state

    Slush Puppie creator leaves wilderness to state
    Will Radcliff, who made his fortune selling Slush Puppie drinks, cherished a spread of Florida wilderness so much he sold it a decade ago for preservation but at a discount so he could hang out there until his death.
  • One dead, one missing in Marion County canoe accident

    One dead, one missing in Marion County canoe accident
    A woman died on Sunday night when a canoe overturned on a lake in Marion County. Five passengers were on the vessel that capsized on Half Moon Lake in the Ocala National Forest, the Marion County Sheriffs Office reported. The grandmother of two children...

    Search continues for missing man in family canoe accident; 1 dead

    Search continues for missing man in family canoe accident; 1 dead
    The search continues today for a missing man after a canoe — with four other relatives inside — capsized Sunday evening on Halfmoon Lake in Ocala, officials said. A woman was pulled from the water. But she was pronounced dead at a nearby...

    X-way must protect scrub-jay habitat: My Word

    I was recently part of an Orange Audubon Society survey of scrub lands proposed for purchase by the Central Florida Expressway Authority as mitigation for construction of the Wekiva Parkway. These scrub lands are home to the Florida scrub-jay. This native...

    Hey, readers: Tell me where to go

    Hey, readers: Tell me where to go
    Judging from reader emails, my 2003 Ford Mustang might be more popular than I am. The unofficial car of the Postcards From Florida column has received plenty of praise for its supporting role in road trips such as a recent excursion on the historic Fort...