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Discover the ‘Other Florida’

In her iconic collection of essays titled “The Other Florida,” author Gloria Jahoda famously described Tallahassee as “200 miles from anywhere else.” True as far as big cities go. But that doesn’t mean Jahoda was putting down her adopted home or the folks who populate its surrounding counties. As the so-called “poet of the people […]

Welcome: You may want to stay awhile

Many people in Tallahassee share a common story. I’ve heard it time and again at different social gatherings and events, so much so that I’ve come to expect it. The story is often told over cold glasses of sweet tea or happy-hour drinks, and it goes something like this: “Well, I came to Tallahassee for […]

Capital Health Plan Ranked Among Top Three in Nation

CHP Highest-Ranked Plan in Florida for Six Years by NCQA The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today recognized Capital Health Plan (CHP), a local nonprofit, among the top three plans in the nation.  According to “The NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-2012” CHP’s commercial plan was ranked third in the published results. “It is […]

Festivals & big events

Looking for a celebration? Here’s a sampling of this area’s many events. North Florida Wine & Food Festival: FSU’s Dedman School of Hospitality hosts its second annual celebration of the fruit of the vine Sept. 8 through 12. www.winefoodfest.com 11th Annual Fur Ball Gala: The community dresses up to support the Leon County Humane Society […]


FOR THE KIDS (AND GROWN-UPS) Challenger Learning Center: A 32,000 square foot facility in downtown Tallahassee featuring state-of-the-art Space Mission Simulator, a five-stories-tall IMAX Theatre and a digital, domed, high-definition Planetarium & Theatre. IMAX and planetarium shows begin on the hour, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-7 p.m. […]

Spiritual riches

BY SHARON KANT-RAUCH It’s difficult to go more than a few blocks in Tallahassee without seeing a church. They range from Baptist and Pentecostal to Methodist and Catholic. Sprinkled into the mix are other places of worship: three synagogues, two mosques, a Hindu temple, several Buddhist meditation groups and a number of campus ministries. Services […]

Neighborhoods are part of our charm

BY DAVE HODGES Tallahassee’s real-estate market benefits from an array of neighborhoods that offer numerous choices in home styles, prices and atmosphere. It’s no wonder then that residential areas pride themselves on their uniqueness and general appeal. For some, like Betton Woods and Lafayette Park, it is the close-in convenience and the charm of an […]