| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:49 AM
On the second page of William Gaddis’ “The Recognitions,” one of those unplumbed novels that accuse me from my shelves, the following sentences unspool themselves:
The ship's surgeon was a spotty unshaven little man whose clothes,...
| Oct 5, 2013
It's the season for ghost hunting and there are numerous destinations that offer potential encounters with departed souls.
Put these haunted stops on your itinerary, if the spirit moves you.
The Florida House Inn, Fernandina Beach (floridahouseinn....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:44 AM
MIAMI - Just a few years ago, if you wanted to take a short cruise, you didn't have many choices of ships or destinations.
However, the trend now is for people to take shorter vacations of all kinds - by land, sea or air - or to combine a short land...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Since the New York Herald newspaper first hung the word "dive" on a drinking establishment in 1871, it has summed up every warning a mother ever gave about the evils of alcohol.
Sorry, Mom. Many years and beers later, "dive bar" is a term of highest...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Lyle Lovett is as mystified about what to expect from this weekend’s Lauderdale Live music festival as its promoter is sure about it. But both agree it’s an extraordinary step for a city trying to develop a reputation as a live-music...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:19 AM
For Stout Sports Bar and Grille owner Simon Kearney, there’s no time like now to raise money for the fight against breast cancer — or to raise a blazing pink, 28-foot LED cherry blossom tree outside his Oakland Park pub.
Kearney, who has two...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Ripley's will celebrate National Backwards Day on Friday with half-off admission for Florida residents who walk into the attraction backwards or wear something backwards.
The deal is good only on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, the day some sources call National...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Key West Key Lime Pie Co. is featured in Food Network magazine's December issue in an article about great food gifts from all 50 states. The main store is at 225 Key Deer Blvd. in Big Pine Key, FL 33043; (305) 872-7400; www.keywestkeylimepieco.com. But...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Chef Norman Van Aken, a founding father of New World Cuisine, and proprietor of Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes is hosting a cookbook signing, discussion and dinner Saturday, Feb. 15, for his two best-selling works: "No Experience Necessary" and...
| Jan 5, 2014
Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille in New Smyrna Beach has upped the ante for upscale-casual waterfront dining in east Volusia County. It's a diamond in the rough with lots of potential.
The restaurant is part of a multimillion-dollar marina project that...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Former FAU coach Carl Pelini wants his job back.
Eight days after Pelini and FAU defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned amid allegations of drug use, Pelini submitted a retraction of his resignation in a letter to FAU in which he asks to be...