Articles Posted by Bernard McCormick

by Bernard Mccormick April 2014 Also on Digital Edition

Two fellows thought they recognized each other in a Los Angeles restaurant. Alan Hooper was there for the Florida State–Brigham Young football game. Tim Petrillo was celebrating his wife’s college graduation. They were both from Fort Lauderdale, and made plans to meet back home. That was 1996. It was the start of a business partnership that has produced some of the area’s more distinctive restaurants and residential buildings.

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by Bernard McCormick March 2014 Also on Digital Edition

It has been a hectic day. Marilynn Wick says she’s lost a 40-year employee. Her new Mercedes-Benz won’t start, so she has to change the scheduled meeting from the theater in uppermost Boca Raton to her big costume warehouse in Deerfield Beach. People are popping in and out of her office with problems. Her office is like a stage, with citizens showing up unannounced from several entrances. Somebody has lost the wigs. A voice from somewhere says, “I may have heard her wrong. I’m trying to get an order that has to go out today.”

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by Bernard McCormick January 2018 Also on Digital Edition

The release of the long-sealed files on the murder of President Kennedy has produced little new information.

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by Bernard McCormick January 2018 Also on Digital Edition

If you would expect the man to be a thrillingly geeky nerd, he sort of is, but he also has a touch of the Renaissance man.

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by Bernard McCormick December 2017 Also on Digital Edition

“The problem is too much of a good thing. The traffic being generated has the old neighborhoods surrounding downtown up in arms.”

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by Bernard McCormick December 2017 Also on Digital Edition

We thought nobody else cared about uniforms until we began writing about them several decades ago.

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by Bernard McCormick November 2017 Also on Digital Edition

“The more ordinary people complain, like boats against the current, the more developers bear us ceaselessly (and mindlessly) into the past.”

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by Bernard McCormick November 2017 Also on Digital Edition

The most recent Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War is a much-acclaimed history of an event that most Americans may never fully understand.

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by Bernard McCormick October 2017 Also on Digital Edition

Add the word "big" and you have the description of the modern sport fishing boat in the age of technology.

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by Bernard McCormick October 2017 Also on Digital Edition

As we begin our 53rd season, we look back upon the history of what has become one of the unusual regional magazine stories in the country. We say unusual; we might claim unique, for we know of no other magazine that compares to our broad distribution over such an affluent market on the east coast of Florida. There are only a few state magazines that come to mind: Texas Monthly, with 300,000 circulation, is the most successful. But statewide audiences are geographically much broader.

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by Bernard McCormick October 2017 Also on Digital Edition

A side from the fact that so much of it is plain silly, the disturbing fact about the controversy over Confederate memorials is that much of what has been written and broadcast reflects a one-sided understanding of that cataclysmic event in American history—the Civil War.

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by Bernard McCormick Summer 2017 Also on Digital Edition

“Our ’57 trip to California was meant as a vacation, and if it didn’t exactly change our life, it sure changed that summer.”

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