Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Famous Floridian Friday: Lawton Chiles final term

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Governor Lawton Chiles’ untimely passing.  At the time Governor Chiles was ending his days in the Governor’s Mansion, preparing to hand the state over to Jeb Bush whose policies were very different than his own. All our readers know Chiles’ history, from walking the state in the 1970 […]

Throwback Thursday: The Clinton Impeachment and Florida

Florida played a central role in the impeachment of President Clinton which happened 20 years ago this month.  The nation nor our state have yet to heal from the wounds opened by the hunting of the President by conservative forces and elements of the media. Of course those elements were aided by President Clinton’s own […]

Regrets I’ve had a few – a Mea culpa

This column reflects the views of Kartik Krishnaiyer and not other TFS writers or columnists I had an interesting Twitter exchange with Matt Isbell, renowned Democratic numbers cruncher the other night (as a point I enjoy Isbell’s maps and will concede he was right about Jeremy Corbyn, and it hurts to admit that) . I […]

Famous Floridian Friday: Ar-pi-uck-i (Sam Jones)

Ar-pi-uck-i (also known as Sam Jones) was an important leader for the Miccosukee tribe (until 1962 officially a tribe of Seminoles) who lived to be about a 100 years old. Ar-pi-uck-i is perhaps most famous for his role in fighting against the United States in the Second Seminole War. Several of the Seminole’s great victories […]

Throwback Thursday: Free blacks help save Florida from Anglo-American domination

For the British in London, knocking Spain out of the war was strategic in a larger global conflict. For the Anglo-American colonists in Georgia and the Carolina’s invading Florida was more about crushing black freedom as well as Catholicism  while extending slavery.  In July 1742, decisive battles between the Spanish and British took place in […]

PGA of America waves bye-bye to Florida

As we reported earlier this week, the PGA of America was contemplating moving its headquarters from Florida to Texas. Well now the news is official.  “Our move to Frisco will be transcendent for the PGA of America,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh in a statement. “Everything great starts with a dream. This is […]

Volusia County successful in bringing Silver Airways to Daytona Beach

The recent decision by JetBlue to withdraw Daytona Beach to New York (JFK) service effective January 7 has now been offset by the addition of Silver Airways at the Central Florida airport. Beginning in mid-January 2019, Silver will offer nonstop service from Daytona Beach to Fort Lauderdale. From there, Daytona Beach originating passengers can connect […]

Palm Beach County soccer reaching new heights

Not long ago Boca Raton FC was alone among the conversation around Palm Beach County soccer. The club which has completed its fourth year of existence has continued to grow and last week announced Jim Rooney, a local playing legend from the days of the Miami Fusion of MLS was staying on as Manager for […]

PGA of America making moves to leave Palm Beach County and Florida

It’s been no secret the PGA of America (not to be confused with the Ponte Vedre-based PGA Tour), which moved its headquarters to Palm Beach County in 1965 was seeking a new home. However, it was thought that Florida might very well remain the home of the organization. This past weekend, published reports have surfaced […]

Hidden Florida: Gulf Coast Visitors Center and Everglades City

When people think of Everglades National Park they think of Flamingo, the boardwalk close to Florida City or Shark Valley. Often forgotten is the Gulf Visitor Center and Everglades (City) in Collier County on the other side on the peninsula. Iconic locales like Ted Smallwood’s Store make this gaunt well worthwhile.  The below photos were […]