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Thursday, October 19th, 2017
It doesn’t make much sense to constantly boast about our military strength. It’s universally accepted that we have the largest and most powerful armies and arsenals in the world (even if we are a bit stretched right now). Our power is always more obvious when we lead by example...
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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Reviews by Bruce Collier, Jane Morgan and Ronald Larsen

Grisham drops the reader right into the action as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original manuscripts are stolen from Princeton University’s underground vault. This story follows Mercer Mann, a novelist with money troubles and writer’s block who was recently laid off from her university teaching position...
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

On the Recent Blue Marlin - Pelican Merger and More

Jerry jumped right in with insightful and honest answers to help buyers, sellers and vacationers in their search for the perfect property in our area...
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Son of Legend Duke Makes His Own Mark on the Local Music Scene

“I have always been around (music),” TK says. “With my dad being Duke Bardwell, my earliest memories are being in Louisiana when he was working a couple of jobs and was actively playing. My perception was that he was playing all the time, and we would often go with him..."
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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Editor Manson Attempts to Smooth Over the Navarre-Destin Beef

Beachcomber Contributing Editor Bruce Collier and daughter Grace (a/k/a the Tiny Diner) study the chocolate menu at Rosemary Beach’s La Crema. Jump to Bruce’s restaurant review on page 39, but make sure you read all the other stuff in this issue, too...
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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Plus - The Good Lookings "Day Like This" Music Video

On the home front, I’ve taken a bit of a dive into the restaurant business. My wife decided she wanted to expand her small Gulf Breeze cafe into a larger restaurant, so we invested a lot of time learning about business plans, managerial accounting, demographics and financing...
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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Jean Celebrates 90 Years in a Big, Big Way

Jean met her husband John during high school, while he was attending the University of Florida. John was living with a family who were moving to Williston, and he stopped by to ask Jean out. They dated for a year and were married in September 1947...
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Friday, October 6th, 2017

Dining with Bruce Collier

Unlike a lot of places in this part of town, parking is easy at Mary’s Kitchen. They open at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and serve from the same menu all day. It’s casual and reservations are generally not necessary, but I was told that larger groups might want to call ahead in the evening...