Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Michael Rosen, residential building inspector

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many indoors, homeowners have been using this time to complete long overdue renovation and remodeling projects. Each day, the City of Tallahassee receives hundreds of residential inspection requests. Whether it’s roofing, electrical, mechanical or gas work, it all requires an inspection from the City’s Growth Management department.  Helping … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Michael Rosen, residential building inspector

Capital City Pedicabs offers rides around downtown Tallahassee amid COVID-19 concerns

By The Tally Wire staff TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Local transportation business, Capital City Pedicabs, has seen a huge loss in business since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The unique transportation business offers rides in canvas-covered pedicabs driven by local licensed cyclists around the downtown Tallahassee area, and amid event cancellations and business closures, has been impacted greatly as of late. “With events being cancelled or postponed, … Continue reading Capital City Pedicabs offers rides around downtown Tallahassee amid COVID-19 concerns

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Carlos Lyons, commercial building inspector

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Tallahassee’s building industry is booming, and keeping it going is the City of Tallahassee.  In a time when many other communities have slowed down due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has overcome obstacles by swiftly implementing health and safety protocols to protect employees and contractors, while ensuring beams go … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Carlos Lyons, commercial building inspector

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Antonio Hayes, Natural Gas Utility Employee

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — The City of Tallahassee provides natural gas to more than 33,000 customers in the Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties. This clean, safe and economical energy source is delivered to customers through approximately 920 miles of underground natural gas mains. Helping customers access their natural gas safely at the end of this underground infrastructure … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Antonio Hayes, Natural Gas Utility Employee

Tally Plant Club Offers Plant Subscription Services and More

By Lexie Pitzen TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Angel Hall has always loved houseplants. Last year, she went on the search for a plant subscription service so she could receive a new plant every month. When she couldn’t find what she was looking for, the idea for Tally Plant Club, a local plant subscription service and online plant store, was born. Hall was born and raised in … Continue reading Tally Plant Club Offers Plant Subscription Services and More

City of Tallahassee Mayor, John Dailey, on Life, Football Season, and Community

By Cristi McKee TALLAHASSEE, Fla — There are some things that most know about City of Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey. He was elected the mayor of Tallahassee in 2018, he is a private business owner, and prior to becoming mayor, he served on the Leon County Board of County Commissioners. However, he also has a rescue dog named Lulu, his favorite season in Tallahassee is … Continue reading City of Tallahassee Mayor, John Dailey, on Life, Football Season, and Community

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Shawanda Crooms, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Shawanda Crooms grew up believing that she could do anything she set her mind to. As the first and only female operations driver with the City of Tallahassee’s Community Beautification and Waste Management Department, she has lived her life that way, accomplishing one goal after another.  “It’s scary to be the first…anything,” Shawanda … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Shawanda Crooms, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

An Interview with Rachel Bowden, Owner of Rachel Bowden Interior Design

By Cristi McKee | Photos courtesy of Rachel Bowden TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Local interior designer, Rachel Bowden, wasn’t always an interior designer. A graduate from Florida State University, mother of 2, and wife, Ms. Bowden began her professional career with degrees in english and creative writing and spent 5 years working as a marketing writer. However, something just did not click. “I also knew that … Continue reading An Interview with Rachel Bowden, Owner of Rachel Bowden Interior Design

Tallahassee Picnic Creates Socially-Distanced Events for Community

By Lexie Pitzen TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Kate Biel, the owner, creative director, and head picnic-maker at Tallahassee Picnic, has lived in Tallahassee for 11 years. She has two black and tan chihuahuas named Puppy and Kipsie. Her favorite picnic accessories are brie cheese and red wine, and she thinks October through March is peak picnic weather. She says picnics are best experienced barefoot and with … Continue reading Tallahassee Picnic Creates Socially-Distanced Events for Community

@BathroomsOfTallahassee Fills a Niche in the Tallahassee Arts Community

By Lexie Pitzen | Photo: Andrea Davis If you’ve ever used the bathroom during a concert, you know it’s as much an aesthetic experience as a practical one. Think of bass shaking the walls, graffiti on every surface, and untrustworthy-looking toilets and sinks. One-of-a-kind bathrooms are an art form of their own, and Tallahassee is full of them, according to Cameron Rivers, the woman behind … Continue reading @BathroomsOfTallahassee Fills a Niche in the Tallahassee Arts Community