Anyone and everyone who is into food is used to hearing the value in local produce: it tastes better, it's better for the environment, it supports the local economy, etc. And hey, that sounds great. We like all of those things. While buying from a local farmer is definitely a step in the right dir ... More >>
The Fourth of July is the day of the year for Americans to go above and beyond in showing their beaming pride. Whether you're looking forward to Independence Day as an excuse to paint your face and feel like a kid again, run around hauling the American flag and patriotic gear, or simply as a day to ... More >>
Under the banner of environmental preservation and with leading participation by the Independent Traditional Seminole Nation, Earth Day will see protests against FPL's plans for a power plant in the Everglades on the border of the Big Cypress Reservation. See also:Welcome to the Everglades Ranch Wh ... More >>
Alligator wrestler John Carlos Martinez, a lifelong animal lover and a character on the reality show Gator Boys, died on September 3, New Times has learned. He was 30 years old. The show focuses on "the only bare-hand nuisance animal trapping company in Florida" -- guys who trap gators with their ... More >>
The giant candy cane striped power plant smokestacks that stood majestically in Port Everglades and spewed crap into the air will no longer dominate the Ft. Lauderdale skyline. Florida Power & Light strapped some dynamite to the 350-foot, 7,500-ton boilers and imploded them Tuesday morning, making ... More >>
Apparently trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. by stuffing bags of it up one's rectum is something the feds are on to. So the next logical step was to try to stuff coke into hollowed-out coconuts and smuggle them in that way, because coconuts is not a person's rectum. Unfortunately for three me ... More >>
For the heat and hyperbole, who knew it was going to be this bad? But it is. The Great Python Hunt of 2013 may have been the greatest publicity stunt in the history of the Everglades. When the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission sent us its first python news release months ago, we wrote an intro ... More >>
Let's talk about beer and grub at Humid Life Stadium (where the Miami Dolphins play) for a sec. In recent years, the trend in American sports stadiums has been a shift away from the "foodservice" grade staples of my youth, such as stale pretzels and dirty water hot dogs whose only function is as s ... More >>
Most of us rejoiced earlier this year when Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced a new set of restrictions on the much loathed, much feared, much hyped Burmese python. But six months after the feds announced a ban on the importation and interstate sale of Burmese pythons and th ... More >>
These masts don't mix well with, say, a flight to Albuquerque.The Maltese Falcon, the world's largest sailing yacht and also a giant floating metaphor for the financial collapse, has pulled into Port Everglades, tucked away unceremoniously in a spot far from the riffraff and almost unseen unless ... More >>
Smoke filled Fort Lauderdale skylineWhat's that smell? Yesterday and this morning, many South Floridians woke up to the smoky stench of a brush fire blazing in the Everglades. The fire, destroying over 28,000 acres, has been burning in the Big Cypress National Preserve since April 26th, reports S ... More >>
Land Ad from 1910This is the lede of a real estate ad in the old Miami Metropolis newspaper published on September 3, 1910. It was placed by William Marshall, a land speculator who would go on to become Fort Lauderdale's first mayor when it was incorporated on March 28, 1911 -- one hundred years ... More >>
The latest PR splash for the South Florida Tea Party pairs the conservative activists with a strange bedfellow, the New York Times. Even weirder, the much-ridiculed protest group appears to have chosen a worthy cause. Tomorrow, the activists plan to protest Charlie Crist's $536 million ... More >>
Flickr: madcalabrianA section of the Everglades near West Palm Beach.
Flickr: YRajA dirt road heads west into the Everglades.
Flickr: devilspotatoAn alligator at night in the Florida Everglades.
Flickr: MattShermanSunset in the Florida Everglades west of Broward.
Flickr: BATT 57MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach.
Flickr: stantheoldmanDaggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton.
Flickr: Leonardo RianoThe Athena, a schooner formerly docked near Port Everglades.
Flickr: BurningQuestionJonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound.
Flickr: meleoloyA pair of blue heron flaunt their massive wingspan in the Everglades of Palm Beach County.
Flickr: robert (bobby)PowellA faint rainbow forms over the sawgrass of the Everglades.
Flickr: cmaccubbinParkland, near the Everglades.
Flickr: Shelley GlassIn the Everglades, a great blue heron sticks the landing.
Flickr: PattyesdiA wood stork in the Everglades.
Flickr: 6914tmA roseate spoonbill in the Florida Everglades.
Flickr: Dave 2xIn the Everglades, a cormorant snags a catfish.
Flickr: jus10photosFrom the 17th Street Causway, the view of Port Everglades.
Flickr: BarrowdpThe Everglades through the fog.
Flickr: Kevin B PhotoKayaking in the Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Jupiter
Flickr: dannywfIn the Everglades, an alligator gets his lurk on.
Flickr User: madcalabrianMounts Botanical Garden in West Palm
Evidently I'm not the only one fantasizing about Stone Crab claws the size of baseball mitts. Slow Food Miami, in conjunction with Friends of the Everglades, is planning an event Saturday January 31st that ought to help sate your desire, at least temporarily, for things that scuttle sideways: The St ... More >>
Wow, I am so ashamed of myself. I've lived in South Florida for 15 years, and until last weekend I'd never been to Everglades City, stone crab capital of the universe. This little one-horse town is a seafood-lover's wet dream, and it's barely two hours drive from the door of my Lake Worth shack to t ... More >>
Bad, CRA! Bad, Bad CRA!
Yoo-hoo! Investigators! Check the president's pockets!
West Lake Park
Save the baby sea turtles!
The state has a big job in trying to save the Everglades. Question is, Does it know what it's doing?
Colee Hammock Park
Letters for November 2, 2000
A group dedicated mainly to its own business interests is getting taxpayer bucks from Broward County commissioners
Port Everglades pilots are fighting to retain power and a first-class wage