5 Authors from Tallahassee that Need to be on Your Reading List

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Alfons Morales For those who love to read books, there’s nothing more satisfying than knowing the book you’re holding in your hand or on your tablet is written by someone from your own hometown. Here are 5 authors who currently reside in Tallahassee that have quite the collection of novels, short stories, and essays. David Kirby — Currently an English … Continue reading 5 Authors from Tallahassee that Need to be on Your Reading List

Behind the Scenes of an FSU Student’s Side Hustle: Redbubble

By Lexie Pitzen | Photo: Lexie Pitzen While I was eating breakfast this morning, someone in the Netherlands bought a sticker from me. Getting the sale notification made my day; someone on the other side of the world liked my art—a retro-inspired “Nurture Nature” design—enough to pay for and display it. I never expected to make money off of designing stickers. When I was young, … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of an FSU Student’s Side Hustle: Redbubble

FSU Alumni Make College Safer and Simpler with Campus Caddie

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Campus Caddie As high school graduation creeps closer, parents of first-time college students are having to address the anxieties of their student moving away and starting college. To keep parents from worrying during their student’s first year away at college, FSU Alumni and Boosters Michael Underwood and Allen Beyer founded Campus Caddie, a business that “provides supportive concierge services designed … Continue reading FSU Alumni Make College Safer and Simpler with Campus Caddie

“So Much Better Than a Photograph” Live Painting in the Capital City

By Abby Cloud Chances are, if you’ve attended a local event here in town, you’ve caught a glimpse of a man painting right before your eyes. The space before him is decked out with a full-sized easel, a partially painted canvas, and a collection of paint to his side. By the end of the night, he has created a piece focusing on the event taking … Continue reading “So Much Better Than a Photograph” Live Painting in the Capital City

Tallahassee Local to Compete on “Jeopardy!” This Fall

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Mark Starlite This local is a bookseller at independent bookstore Midtown Reader, a PhD candidate in the Creative Writing program at Florida State University, and is currently preparing for her first appearance on “Jeopardy!” this coming fall. Who is it? You guessed it—Tallahassee’s very own Laurel Lathrop! This fall, she will be featured on the timeless American game show “Jeopardy!” … Continue reading Tallahassee Local to Compete on “Jeopardy!” This Fall

Our Tallahassee Community is Tough as Trace

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Matt and Britany Thompson Trace Thompson is a 3rd grader in Tallahassee who enjoys typical, nine-year-old-boy things: playing soccer on his travel team, visiting the local cat humane society to play with kittens, clogging with his grandma and cousin with the Mountain Dew Cloggers, and going on trips with his parents and younger brother. Trace is your average energetic, kind-hearted, … Continue reading Our Tallahassee Community is Tough as Trace

The Never Forgotten Coast Campaign Continues to Tell the Stories Behind Hurricane Michael

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Alex and Chelsea Workman On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a category 5 hurricane. At the center of Hurricane Michael’s path of destruction was Mexico Beach, a “small-town, family-friendly” community just 2 hours southwest of Tallahassee. Residents of Mexico Beach were left with virtually nothing; their homes and businesses were destroyed. As … Continue reading The Never Forgotten Coast Campaign Continues to Tell the Stories Behind Hurricane Michael

Capital City Pedicabs a Tallahassee Tourism Staple

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Capital City Pedicabs The concept of exploring downtown is given a whole new meaning when you take advantage of Tallahassee’s very own Capital City Pedicabs. You can enjoy this completely one-of-a-kind mode of transportation as you sit back in a canvas-covered cab connected to a bicycle with a licensed cyclist biking you around the Capital City. To learn more about … Continue reading Capital City Pedicabs a Tallahassee Tourism Staple

Tallahassee YAT Alumni Appearing in Toy Story 4

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Disney Pixar As the “Toy Story 4” opening day approaches on June 21, 2019, it’s safe to say that everyone is looking forward to watching the 4th movie in the “Toy Story” franchise. In “Toy Story 4,” audiences can expect plenty of adventures as Woody navigates his new home as well as his relationships with some of the new toys … Continue reading Tallahassee YAT Alumni Appearing in Toy Story 4

An Interview with Tallahassee Musician, Madison Avery

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Madison Avery Tallahassee born and raised musician and songwriter, Madison Avery, has always wanted to be a singer, but only began performing during her first year at Florida State University 4 years ago. Recently graduated with a degree in Retail Entrepreneurship from the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, Avery is now a full-time independent artist who is traveling the globe. … Continue reading An Interview with Tallahassee Musician, Madison Avery