Makeup Scents Makes Sense

By Julia Barnett Lillian Mead, owner of Makeup Scents & Gifts in the Esplanade Plaza, understands her customers. With a shop full of quirky, unusual, and interesting things, as well as some hard-to-find products, she keeps customers coming back again and again. Formerly in what was, at the time, the Prime Outlets strip mall, Makeup Scents moved to the Esplanade […]

Sandpiper Clothiers celebrates 40 years

Local shop to commemorate its ruby anniversary with ‘Dress for Success’ clothing drive By Noelle H. Lowery When you walk into Sandpiper Clothiers, you know you are in for a unique shopping experience. Color pops everywhere from the Vera Bradley display of florals and paisleys in the back to the reds, blues, pinks and oranges of the Bella Bags adorning […]

Sometimes it’s not just about fishing!

From time to time, I receive inquiries from potential customers asking me how one spouse could talk their other spouse into a fishing trip or boat tour. I hear things like…. “I would like to do a fishing charter with my wife, but she is not really into fishing like I am. Can we do a combination of a fishing […]

GCA and GAA: All the Facts

There are two non-profit organizations in Goodland that have been working towards bettering our small but mighty village. The Goodland Civic Association and the Goodland Arts Alliance not only take on specific community-related projects individually, but also recently collaborated on a project to repaint the hand-carved sign that greets visitors as they pull onto the curvy road from SR-92. The […]

Season Keeps On Buzzin’

The 9th Annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival is coming to a close this weekend. On Friday, February 22, there will be canoe trips, guided tours, an orchid presentation by the Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, and a photography workshop. On Saturday, February 23, the day will be all about orchids. For more information on these events, call Martha at […]

Caveat Emptor

When we travel and are going to be in a location for at least a week, we prefer renting an apartment, condo, or small house. Why? Certainly not for an opportunity to cook. I don’t cook at home, why would I cook on vacation? It is convenient, though, to have a refrigerator for beverages and snacks, as well as a […]

Tyler MacDonald: Photography at its Finest

Tyler MacDonald took his first photograph at the age of 11. “As soon as I picked up a camera I just knew,” he says. Growing up in Southwest Florida, Tyler has mastered photography of the Everglades, receiving awards for his work. He has since taken his photographic journal, if you will, on the road to places like the Florida Keys, […]