Articles Posted by Bernard McCormick

by Bernard McCormick Jan 23, 2017 05:06 PM

Patti Phipps, whose death from Alzheimer’s disease at a Washington, D.C. nursing home we reported in July 2015, will be interred at a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. 

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by Bernard McCormick February 2017 Also on Digital Edition

In the wake of last month’s tragedy at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport, it seems banal to write about a wake for an Irish pub.

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by Bernard McCormick February 2017 Also on Digital Edition

It seems some guys plan a proposal in almost the same detail that a bride plans the actual wedding. And that's not a bad thing. 

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by Bernard McCormick January 2017 Also on Digital Edition

We wonder how realistic it is to believe that innovation can come fast enough to keep up with nature’s forces, even if the timetable for ocean rise is as predicted. Some scientists think it is coming faster, that the melting Arctic will melt faster. And that problems that are foreseen 50 to 100 years down the road, may be covering that road with water much sooner. 

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by Bernard McCormick December 2016 Also on Digital Edition

A few years ago, while spending vacation time in Cashiers, North Carolina, we brightened a weekend by driving over the mountain border to scope out an outdoor art show in Pickens, South Carolina. It was not an urban setting, on a fancy street lined with shops and restaurants, the kind of show we are used to in South Florida. It was just a large field with grass lanes between the seesaw rows of exhibitors.

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by Bernard McCormick December 2016 Also on Digital Edition

While doing preliminary research on our “50 Most Powerful People” feature, which we run every 10 years or so, we got a suggestion without a name attached. One of our highly placed elites, an unpaid consultant on the project, was forward thinking

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by Bernard McCormick November 2016 Also on Digital Edition

We had vowed this year, by popular demand, not to do a football uniform column on the grounds that when you say uniforms are important, some people think you are crazy.

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by Bernard McCormick November 2016 Also on Digital Edition

In case you did not notice, this is our annual sports issue. We wish to acknowledge several fine contributors—BUT WAIT, EMERGENCY INTERRUPTION!!!! This is being written at exactly the time a massive hurricane is assaulting South Florida! We would be remiss if we did not warn readers that, according to TV reports, we are all about to die!

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by Bernard McCormick October 2016 Also on Digital Edition

Gold Coast magazine started as a much more social presentation, celebrating the good life of South Florida communities. And although we moved gradually toward more importance, the fact is that the pioneering city magazines over the decades became more like us than we like them.

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by Bernard McCormick October 2016 Also on Digital Edition

Location. Location. Location. That old real estate mantra applies even when the land in question is not totally on the land. In assessing the quality of local marinas, one must consider not just the location, but the variables of the assessor, and more specifically, the boat one drives, and where one drives it.

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