6th Annual Jim Moye American Cancer Society’ Tournament, Saturday, May 23, 2015, Horseshoe Beach

The 6th. Annual Jim Moye  American Cancer Society’s Saltwater Fishing Tournament Will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 Memorial day weekend Horseshoe Beach Florida Open to all who love to fish, have fun and wish to support early detection cancer research. Sign up starts at 6:00 am Tournament fishing safe Daybreak till 4:30 pm …

HERO FEST and Survival Race at Otter Springs Park in Gilchrist County, June 12 &13, 2015

Don’t miss the June 12-13 Inaugural Survival Race at Otter Springs There will be 50 boat Racers of Combat-Injured Vets & a First Responder and 200 other 2-man or woman teams starting out at Blue Springs. They’ll be going to Dorothy’s Landing & Spending the night (survival) with only what they brought—-or forgot. The next …

Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, April 11/12, 2015

It’s difficult to write about any one event that’s “the best” during the year in Gainesville, but the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival certainly rates in the top two or three!  Community support has always been strong for the event, and over the past years, local, regional and nationally-known artists have learned that this …

Fifth Annual Horseshoe Beach Spring Festival, April 18, 2015

Come and enjoy a fun-filled day in the beautiful coastal community of Horseshoe Beach…..we promise you won’t be disappointed. The Horseshoe Beach Library will hold their Fifth Annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 18, from 10 – 4 in Horseshoe Beach on Hwy 351 West. The local Library was begun in 2007.  This non-profit library …

Jest Fest–The Greatest Show In Gainesville, Sunday, March 29, 2015

Don’t miss this event….The Greatest Show in Gainesville, with lots of free family fun.  Headliners include the famous high-wire artists, the Flying Wallendas,  and Avner The Eccentric (from the movie, Jewel of the Nile). Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Historic Thomas Center, 12–6pm. FREE ADMISSION! This is the 3rd season of Jest Fest, the …

Water Temperatures Cross The 70-Degree Threshold on Florida’s Big Bend–And The March Fishing Is Great!

This past week (the first week of March 2015), Gulf of Mexico water temperatures finally crossed over the 70-degree mark.  And the BITE IS ON!  All the ports in our regiion (Yankeetown, Waccasassa, Cedar Key, Suwannee, Horseshoe Beach, Steinhatchee, Keaton Beach, Econfina, Aucilla, St. Marks and Panacea) report great catches of spotted seatrout and redfish, …

Delightfully Doughy Delicacies at Johnson’s Bakery, Perry, FL

Yes, many of our larger communities have Publix Supermarkets with excellent bakeries (Gainesville has at least 10!) but I’ve never heard anyone claim that they’re better than Johnson’s Bakery in downtown Perry, Florida.  Downtown Perry, the county seat of Taylor County, is undergoing a growth spurt and remodeling, and the heart of the action and …

Shrimp Landing Restaurant–A Fast Food Alternative in Inglis, FL

If you’re traveling through the lower end of Levy County and happen to be in Inglis, at the intersection of US19/98 and SR40, don’t miss an opportunity to eat at Shrimp Landing Restaurant.  It’s one of the few places to eat between Crystal River (12 miles south) and Chiefland (30 miles north) and it hardly …

Cold Outside? Paddle Natural North Florida Springs–They’re “Warm” Year-Round

Most of us in North Florida are chickens!  Not about getting outdoors, but about cold weather.  Yes, we have a decidedly cooler climate in winter than our neighbors in the central and southern parts of the state, but we also have over 200 constant-temperature (72-degrees) springs that actually feel warm in winter. Several of our …