TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House and Senate are taking ethics and elections seriously this year. Bills to widen voting opportunities by restoring pre-2011 early voting days and hours are making their way through both chambers.
But there's a bill in the House that would originally have increased campaign contribution limits from their current $500 to $10,000.
On Saturday morning, Neil Hammerschlag stood on the stern of a charter boat frequently used for his innovative shark tagging and research program. The boat had departed just after 9 a.m. from Miami Seaquarium's docks. It stopped just a few miles offshore, Miami's skyline still visible in the distance.
In April, we invited unpublished writers to submit their work as part of our Write South Florida contest. There were three categories in the contest: Amateur, College, and Children.These are the runners-up from the contest in the Amateur category.
FULL MOON FISH HOUSE
by Susan Brown
I‘ve spent more of my life in water than on land. Not surprising for a third generation fisherman, I ‘spose. Probably explains why I jumped at the chance to live in the old fish house. That, and the fact we got history.
If you follow U.S. 1 to the very end of the Florida peninsula, veer onto Card Sound Road, and make your way through the mangrove swamps, you’ll find it. A wooden shanty with a roof but no walls: an open-air bar and restaurant. It’s the very last place on the U.S. mainland. And it’s called Alabama Jack’s.
If you’ve ever donated an old coat or a dress, or even pair of socks, to a thrift store, there’s a chance it ended up in the Saatchi Collection in London. That’s because the Miami-based duo, Guerra de la Paz, makes thrift store throwaways into art.
Alicia Zuckerman went with them to their “art supply store,” as they call it, so they could show her how come up with their creations.