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Copper Palm Tree Memorial

Laisley park in Punta Gorda, Florida plays host to a magnificent copper tree sculpture.
The artist Peggy McTeague was commissioned to sculpt this by the town of Punta Gorda in honor of those who survived the on slight of Hurricane Charley in 2004. 64 more words


Review of "Stealing Time" by K.J. Waters

I have three fairly basic criteria that will earn a book an instant 5-star review: It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, and it keeps me up past my bedtime. 530 more words

Hurricane Season Starts

The Atlantic Hurricane season officially starts today, June 1st and runs through November 30th. There have already been 2 named storms this year, Hurricane Alex in January and Tropical Storm-Depression Bonnie in May.  235 more words

National News


To celebrate the coming of hurricane season, here is another long piece. It was the hurricane season of 2004. Florida was hit by four hurricanes that year.  4,045 more words


Florida: DeSoto County

DeSoto County (pop. 34,862) is east of Sarasota County. It was named for Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto – as was Hernando County, farther north in Florida. 143 more words


Florida: Hardee County

Hardee County (pop. 27,731) is west of Highlands County. It’s the only Hardee County in the U.S.

The county was named for Cary A. Hardee (1876-1957), governor of Florida from 1921 to 1925. 135 more words


Our meanest season: Remembering Florida's hurricanes of 2004

It’s been 11 years since Palm Beach County was pummeled by a devastating hurricane season. On the 10th anniversary of the storms, we caught up with some of the people we profiled in our coverage of the storms and talked with them about those horrific nights — and what they’ve done since. 56 more words

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