“Mom and pop perfection”… “Old Florida ambiance”… “a little piece of paradise.” The Floridians assembled at the commissioners meeting in the coastal town of Stuart couldn’t be clearer. The Pelican Cafe is dear to them and must continue into the indefinite future, a treasure of the sunshine state that is hard to find elsewhere amid the speedy, haphazard development of a region that offers a respite from northern chill even if punctuated by the occasional hurricane. Continue reading “Saving the Pelican Cafe”
Month: October 2019
Who’s a Russian Puppet?
In the frenzy of the Presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton singled out a Democratic candidate for a special attack:
“She’s the favorite of the Russians. I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’re grooming her to be the third party candidate.” With the vote split, that would likely throw the election to Republican Donald Trump. Continue reading “Who’s a Russian Puppet?”
Feeding Grand Bahama
Hurricane Dorian tore apart much of Grand Bahama, but amid the destruction a vital community spirit has arisen that seems to overcome ruined homes and businesses. Much of this is apparent in the World Central Kitchen that provides some 12 thousand meals a day to needy island residents – not routine fare but the inspirations of gourmet chef Jose Andres, who wants his non-paying customers to eat well even if they dine in the forlorn shells of their former homes. The mission of this one kitchen is to substitute for the many destroyed. Continue reading “Feeding Grand Bahama”