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History comes alive inside nation’s oldest masonry fort

History comes alive inside nation’s oldest masonry fort

This is the latest in a series of articles on outdoor opportunities worth checking out both in Florida and, every so often, out of state. This story puts the spotlight on Castillo de San Marcos, which I visited during my trip to St. Augustine. Gunshots are fired over the water by a man dressed as a […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘I WAS SCARED, REALLY, REALLY SCARED’ Noya Dahan, 8, had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when she was wounded by a gunman. 2. SOCIALISTS SET TO REIGN IN SPAIN The center-left Socialist party wins re-election and will try to form a government, but it will […]

Avid walker collects lunch – and love

Avid walker collects lunch – and love

In the early morning hours on Navarre Beach, many sights can be seen. The shorebirds begin to accumulate as the sun rises and small fish swim in the waves. A few people take advantage of the early hour to get in a morning jog or take a quick ride on a surf board. But among […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOW MANY DIED IN LAS VEGAS SHOOTING Country music fans thought they were hearing firecrackers at first when a gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino hotel opened fire on them from above, killing at least 59 people . 2. WHO THE LAS VEGAS GUNMAN WAS Stephen Paddock was a multimillionaire […]

Touring Pensacola on a Segway

Touring Pensacola on a Segway

In addition to its cosmopolitan downtown and top-rated beaches, Pensacola is also rich in history. Founded by Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano in 1559, it was the first European settlement in the continental United States; however, it failed to thrive under Spain’s rule. The country abandoned it only to return in 1698. France, which settled New Orleans, began […]