July/August 2005


Be Prepared / By Barbara Linstrom-Arnold
Brace yourself: Scientists have predicted another hurricane season of above-average activity. Here's what Southwest Floridians are doing to get ready, just in case.

Staying Power / By Beth Luberecki
Southwest Florida's historic inns have what it takes to survive. Throughout their life spans, they've weathered everything from changes in ownership to a storm named Charley.

Flights of Fancy / By Dan Tudor
Photographer Dan Tudor takes a closer look at the colorful residents of the Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.


Guest Commentary
Learning from the Past
By Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida

Making Waves
Celebrating Southwest Floridians

Cottage Industry
By Barbara Linstrom-Arnold

The Arts
Word Processors
By Marc Loutzenhiser

Costa Rican Adventure
By Chelle Koster-Walton

Coastal Commerce
Seafood Success Story
By Libby Boren McMillan

Glorious Gulfport
By Libby Boren McMillan

Cultural Lee
Notes about Your Community

Shore Things
By Julie Clay

Dessert Islands
By Chelle Koster-Walton

Special Section
Planning for the Future
By Barbara Linstrom-Arnold

Across the Causeway
Let the Good Times Roll
By Libby Boren McMillan

Where to Go and What to Do in Southwest Florida

A Guide to Dining in Southwest Florida

Gulf Coast Grins
By Steve Madden

Island Journal
A Diary of Everyday Life in Paradise