Florida Monthly Magazine – May 2009

The May 2009 issue of Florida Monthly has been published. In this months issue you will find featured the Florida Ballet and Opera, Baptist College of Florida, Florida National Cemetery, Rediscover Florida Website, Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, as well as articles on travel, gardening, and recipes.

Best of Florida Ballot
Readers can vote on their favorite Florida restaurant, roller coaster, entertainer and more. Mail in your ballot, and find out who wins in the September issue, when the 14th Annual Best of Florida Awards are announced.

13th Annual Florida Native Quiz
Who wants to be a Florida native? Test your Sunshine State IQ with our trivia questions that cover everything from movie stars to haunted towns.

The Baptist College of Florida
This Graceville school, known as “the little college with big plans,” offers ministry students a well-rounded education with courses like Christian counseling and music technology.

Our Florida Heritage

The Cost of Honor
The Florida National Cemetery encompasses 512 acres of beautifully maintained grounds as the final resting place for more than 92,000 veterans.

Real Florida Finds

State of Mine
Book reviews; the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services highlights historic farms and fresh produce; Worst to First brings children’s advocates together

Natural Florida
Visit the Rediscover Florida—100 Ways in 100 Days website for a list of recreational activities to try and outdoor sites to explore. Try hiking, cycling, paddling and more to get in touch with natural Florida.

Watching Wildlife
Wild Places explores the Choctawhatchee River Wildlife Management Area, including the fourth-longest river in Florida that meanders through the Panhandle; Species Spotlight on the Pileated Woodpecker, which is likely to be spotted along the Choctawhatchee River; In Your Own Backyard—do not underestimate the life that may thrive inside dead trees; Keep an eye out for natural occurrences throughout May

In the Florida Kitchen
Chef Justin Timineri provides a true Florida taste with mouth-watering recipes for grilled gator kabobs and ribs, as well as a citrus glaze to top them.

In the Florida Garden
Learn what pineapples and Spanish moss have in common as Dr. Marina D’Abreau describes the beauty of bromeliads.

Around Florida
The kilts are out at the Tallahassee Highland Games & Celtic Festival May 15-17. Events include Highland dancing, a genealogy tent, athletic contests, meat pies and more.

Florida Legend
During her lifetime, Jacksonville native Anne Harwick competed in the first Olympic games that allowed female athletes, dedicated her time as a social worker and used her memories to create a historical fiction novel set in rural Florida.

Travel Florida Highways®

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center … Monroe County
This nonprofit Tavernier center serves as a shelter and rehabilitation site for Florida’s winged citizens. Just don’t get in the way at the afternoon feeding.

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory … Leon County
Record-setting magnets and internationally renowned scientists inhabit this North Florida laboratory. The mag lab fosters everything from ground-breaking research to elementary education.

Opera Naples … Collier County
Southwest Florida’s first professional regional opera entices young fans to appreciate and participate in this timeless art form by recruiting renowned professionals, as well as ambitious local talent, for its productions.

2,538 May festivals throughout the state should help even the worst case of spring fever.


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