Congratulations to Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite. Their book PAVING PARADISE: FLORIDA'S VANISHING WETLANDS AND THE FAILURE OF NO NET LOSS finished in third place in the Society of Environmental Journalists' Rachel Carson's Environmental Book Award. Become a fan of The Florida Bookshelf on Facebook by this Friday afternoon (EDT) to enter a drawing to … Continue reading Quick! Contest – You Can’t Win if You Don’t Enter!
According to a report in today's Orlando Sentinel, the site Cypress Gardens, the original Florida theme park will soon become the latest Legoland theme park, set to open in the fall of 2011. Meanwhile, we here at The Florida Current are planning for the much-anticipated arrival of Lu Vickers's beautiful, kitchy new history of the … Continue reading From America’s Tropical Wonderland to Legoland
We can't believe it's already Tuesday again, and August at that! 109: age of Florida’s oldest Confederate veteran, William Allen “Uncle Bill” Lundy at his death in 1957. Lundy’s Crestview, FL monument is included in A Brief Guide to Florida’s Monuments and Memorials by Roberta Sandler.