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Dear Florida: Soaking up the Suwannee

By Monica PetrellaGainesville, FL I was lucky to grow up in North Central Florida. My parents both went to UF where they met and stayed in the college town afterward to raise me and my brother. I loved growing up in Gainesville and always thought I was lucky to experience

Dear Florida: I Love Honeymoon Island’s North Beach

By Linda TheuhaftPalm Harbor, FL I love to be at North Beach because the rocky coastline keeps many people away, and it’s usually pretty quiet except for the rushing sound of the water and the seagulls’ cries. Other waterfowl wander around, as well. I can spend several hours there, reading,

Dear Florida: I Love Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

By Mary LaneNaples, FL I have loved Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary since my first visit there. It is home to the oldest Bald Cypress stand. That is what brought me there, but the boardwalk through his glorious section of the Everglades keeps me coming back. Beautifully exotic birds fly overhead and

Dear Florida: You Endure

By Michael and Evelyn MinthornTitusville, FL Twice Florida has been submerged beneath rising seas. It has endured. The artesian spring I played in as a child is now in a concrete pipe: it too, endures, still flowing its waters through a channel of human ignorance. Though the wetland it once