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HURRICANE IAN

Hope in Florida: Neighbors Feeding Neighbors

World Central Kitchen is working with Florida chefs, volunteers and has already delivered more than 100,000 meals after Hurricane Ian. This week, they’re opening another kitchen in Fort Myers

HURRICANE IAN

Fishing Guides on the Front Lines of Rescue

Benny Blanco and a network of Florida guides are using their skills to help those hardest hit by Ian

Hurricane Ian

A Safe Harbor for Animals in the Path of Ian

Besides horses, the World Equestrian Center in Central Florida welcomed a medley of species—including a kangaroo—to hunker down during Hurricane Ian.
Plus: More stories of animals weathering the storm

Hurricane Ian

Forecast of an Aftermath

A Katrina and Ida survivor shares: “It does not matter if you lost a little or a lot, if you evacuated or rode it out. You have lived through something devastating”

Hurricane Ian

How You Can Aid in the Hurricane Ian Recovery

These organizations are providing on-the-ground assistance throughout Florida

Champions of Conservation

The Marine Detective

Researcher Jennifer Schopf Rehage investigates the health of Florida’s recreational fish and fisheries—with shocking findings

Champions of Conservation

Guiding Presence

No matter the personal cost, fishing captain Benny Blanco shows up for the Everglades

Champions of Conservation

The Butterfly Savior

Endangered pollinators find new hope thanks to Florida entomologist Jaret Daniels

Arts & Culture

Nicholas Sparks on His New Book, Southern Stereotypes, and His Favorite Spots in Florida and North Carolina

“The biggest thing that people get wrong about the South is that they think all Southern accents are the same”

Conservation

Scientists Race to Restore Florida’s Nearly Extinct Reefs

One fragment at a time, the Mote Marine Laboratory is rebuilding the coral ecosystems of the Keys

This Land

Healing Hearts in the Everglades

Rebirth and reunions in the River of Grass

Land & Conservation

Hope for a Disappearing Florida Bird

Biologists are on a mission to save the tiny Florida grasshopper sparrow before it’s too late

Home & Garden

How Sarasota, Florida, Became the South’s Hotspot for Mid-Century Design

A protected little enclave of modern Southern style

Fork in the Road

John T. Edge Peels Back the Layers of a Proper Cuban

Miami’s inviting Sanguich just might be the start of a sandwich empire

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G&G Party Pics

G&G Seafood Rodeo

In partnership with Visit Pensacola, G&G hosted a weekend affair on the Gulf alongside Grady-White and Blade and Bow

Sporting

From Rock Bottom to Key West Fishing Phenom

Many consider permit to be the pinnacle of fly fishing. But it took hitting a personal low before Nathaniel Linville could truly begin his quest to become one of the best permit fishermen alive

Conservation

A Surprising Discovery of Giant Manta Rays

A biologist finds an enclave of juvenile mantas just off the Florida coast

Travel

Escape to Captiva Island

A visitor gets a delightful taste of one of Southwest Florida’s most treasured destinations

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G&G Party Pics

Oysters with Alys

G&G and Alys Beach host an evening of oysters and champagne in Dallas

Arts & Culture

Southern Women Spotlight: Mary McLeod Bethune

In 2022, the leader who used education to empower will become the first Black person to have a state-commissioned statue in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall