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 […]

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 […]

Governor Rick Scott has pulled a coup – a Friday Night Massacre that potentially will hand Florida’s 2020 Electoral College votes to the Republican nominee for President – be that President Trump or someone else.  Outgoing Governor Rick Scott waited until late on a Friday to complete a naked power grab. After years of ignoring […]

In 2016, I penned the afterward to Robert Buccellato’s excellent Florida History timepiece, Finding Dan McCarty focusing on the Governorship of Leroy Collins, who took the unfulfilled McCarty mantle and promise, and made Florida a modern state. I have in the past focused much my analysis on Collins’ views toward improving Florida’s business climate and had long […]

Election night and the morning after many around the Democratic Party and the national chattering classes were spinning that racism must have been the reason Bill Nelson received more votes than Andrew Gillum statewide (outside ballot error-driven Broward County). I pushed back on this suggestion because I don’t like the Democrats obsession with race and […]

HISTORICAL NOTE: I REFER TO PRE-1707 ACTIVITIES AS “ENGLISH” AND THOSE FROM 1707 ONWARD AS “BRITISH” DUE TO THE ACTS OF UNION BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH CROWNS THAT WERE ENACTED IN 1707.  This week in 1707 the second British siege of Pensacola was lifted.  It was culmination of hostilities between the English and the […]

Note: This is a personal announcement which also concerns some our most-dedicated patrons at TFS.  Himmarshee Football Club has announced a change on its Board of Directors following the resignation of VP David Fleischer. A Board Member since the founding of the club, and preceding that an active member of supporters group Flight 19 leadership, […]

Effective March 31, Norwegian Air Shuttle will shift its existing 10 times a week Fort Lauderdale-London (Gatwick) service to Miami International Airport in a bid to attract more premium traffic.  The airline will not abandon Fort Lauderdale completely as it will increase service to Paris (Charles DeGaulle) and resume suspended service to Barcelona on the […]

Orlando City SC has been a bit of a train wreck these past few seasons.  But the organization took a critical first step toward changing that and finally rewarding its worthy loyal supporters, for quite frankly delusional loyalty. Those fans have a new hope with the departure of General Manager Niki Budalic whose player personnel […]

FLORIDA IS ABOUT TO HAVE AN ANTI-SUGAR GOVERNOR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES!  Irrespective of how you might feel about Ron DeSantis’ other policy positions (though based on his early days as Governor-Elect, DeSantis’ is appearing more pragmatic than his predecessor Rick Scott) , his strong advocacy of  Everglades makes him perhaps the first […]