History

  1. Local Playwrights Forum

    In an effort to serve our local playwrights better, Y-Not Theatre is starting a new program called the Local Playwrights Forum. It is free community gathering held on the First Friday of every month at First Magnitude Brewery. It is chance to share questions, concerns,…

  2. Ten Foods that Define Florida

    What are the most iconic foods that define the Sunshine State? Caldo gallego, gazpacho, or black bean soup? Key Lime or sweet potato pie? Was the Cuban sandwich invented in Tampa but perfected in Miami? How does one explain the rise of the grouper sandwich?…

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  3. Cypress Gardens: America’s Tropical Wonderland

    When Dick Pope transformed the swampland on the edge of Lake Eloise in Winter Haven into Cypress Gardens, he created an attraction that would become world famous, and in the process, cemented Florida’s reputation as the land of sun and fun. He achieved these feats…

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  4. Oh, Florida!

    To some people, Florida is a paradise; to others, a punch line. As “Oh, Florida!” shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It’s a…

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  5. LAND OF LA CHUA 150 Years!

    Dance Alive National Ballet celebrates its home! Join us! Celebrate Gainesville’s 150th Anniversary! Indian life, the beautiful springs, our town through the ages. It’s all there, with contributions from the Matheson Museum, artist Margaret Tolbert, poet Lola Haskins, composer Stella Sung, Will McLean’s ‘Black Hat…

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  6. Cassadaga: Speaking of the Dead

    Author and photographer Gary Monroe was allowed unrestricted access to Cassadaga, the Spiritualist community that was founded in central Florida more than a century ago on the principle of continuous life, the idea that spirits of the dead commune with the living. Though the founders…

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