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Tourists Soak Up Tarpon Springs’ Greek Roots Like A Sponge

Two women in their 70s, their heads covered in black shawls for protection from the searing sun, gossip in Greek about the latest neighborhood news.

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Finding The Spirit In Cassadaga, Florida

Cassadaga was founded by a medium named George Colby, who claimed that during a séance his “spirit guide” Seneca advised him to establish a spiritual center in Florida.

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St. Augustine offers pristine beaches, colorful history

In 1607, a small band of settlers founded the first permanent English outpost in the Americas, Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia.

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Focus on 50+ consumers: Business owners follow demographics

Businesses like home health care providers, restaurants, cleaning services and lawn maintenance companies are those most likely to be needed by retirees.

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Nyad celebrates historic swim from Cuba to Florida

By Jennifer Kay KEY WEST, Fla. — The clocks Diana Nyad uses to time her training swims show that she is slower than she used to be. That is only natural: At age 64, she acknowledges, she is no longer the “thoroughbred stallion” she was back in the day. But the endurance athlete felt stronger […]

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Key West is an attitude

Life here is laid back and people need little excuse to party. Even the sunset provides one. Each evening, a crush of people congregates at Mallory Square as the sun dips toward the horizon. Jugglers, musicians and other entertainers compete for an audience — and tips.

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