Publisher's Letter

by Bernard McCormick December 2017

“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 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 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 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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by Bernard McCormick May/June 2017 Also on Digital Edition

“Excuse the horn blowing, but it is a fact that Gulfstream Media Group, with its six titles, most of which have been published for decades, has a wingspan unmatched by any other media we know.”

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by Bernard McCormick April 2017 Also on Digital Edition

“If you wait 50 years, you may get only crumbs from the table. And pretty stale ones at that.”

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by Bernard McCormick March 2017 Also on Digital Edition

It turned out that such stories were few and far between in South Florida, for all manner of reasons. Primarily, the magazine was geared to the good life of the many people who lived here only for the balmy winters.

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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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