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A conversation with Margaret Longhill about Will McLean








2018 Winner and Finishers of the Will McLean Best New Florida Song Contest Named


Archives of the Winners of the Will McLean Best New Florida Song Contest Since 1992









Fostering Baby Squirrels







Hurricane Harvey on Friday, August 25, 2017 off the coast of Texas

As Hurricane Harvey barrels down on TX, FL remembers past history


DSC09504Happy Birthday Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings





John Reaves 2Gator nation mourns loss of former Gator QB John Reaves





Blue Springs ParkFlorida Cabinet approves purchase of Blue Springs Park






Bill-CosbyBill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Case Begins in Philadelphia








DSC01637Willie Green- The Real Deal







John Hankinson0002Celebrating the Life of John Henry Hankinson, Jr.







Mean Mary 2Winner and finisher of the 2017 Will McLean Best New Florida Song Contest Named








Adena Protest 3

Water Managers approve additional million gallons plus of groundwater pumping for Sleepy Creek






cade-christmas-lights-video-with-music-mp4-still004The Cades’ Christmas Display Near Orange Springs, A Gift to the Community





tribute-cd-cover-frontJessie and Lee Townsend Tribute CD now available




janet-reno-photo-credit-barry-thumma-associated-pressRemembering Janet Reno






dsc07319Florida cleans up after Hurricane Matthew and experts say remember past history






World Trade Center 9/11 2001

Jody’s Story—- Surviving 9/11



The late Don Grooms and James Billie

Archival television program features many of Florida’s greatest folk music songwriters


Will McLean waiting to perform

Archival videos of the Father of Florida Folk Will McLean


New warning signs at Disney resorts

Disney adds new alligator warning signs and barriers following death of two year old


Rusty SallingRemembering the Hippodrome’s Rusty Salling






MAH06029.MP4.Still018Jessie and Lee Townsend’s Florida Folk Festival 2016 Highlights





Will McLean Music Festival logoWill McLean Festival to Feature Some of the Best Songwriters In Florida






Sylvester Stallon during filming of Rocky III (Photo by Donna Green-Townsend)

Reflecting on Rocky:  My Time As A Movie Extra


12795047_10209266139796412_3262806436801028532_oWill McLean Music Festival To Honor Margaret Longhill







Lauren Heintz

2016 Will McLean Best New Florida Song Contest Winner and Finishers Named


Margaret Longhill and Ken Skeens

Archive of the Winners of the Will McLean Song Contest Since 1992



New warning signage on U.S. 441 by Payne's Prairie

New warning signage finally appears on highways crossing Payne’s Prairie



Cemetery on the grounds of the now shuttered Dozier School for Boys

Another body identified from the shuttered Dozier School for Boys


SleepCreekLandsSt. John’s River Water Management Board approves Sleepy Creek permit





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????????????????????????????Marjorie K. Rawlings:  Invasion of Privacy Trial continues to fascinate





Cemetery on the grounds of the now shuttered Dozier School for Boys

Key FL lawmaker wants a federal probe into abuse allegations at Dozier School For Boys


Hank Mattson

Winners of the 2015 Will McLean Best New Florida Song Contest Named


Bill Cosby0007Bill Cosby critical of the lack of black role models on TV in an ironic archival 1979 Interview





Gatorbone BandUp Close And Peronal With The Gatorbone Band





Doc WatsonThe Legendary Guitarist Doc Watson





10703801_10202681062854162_892480756359467564_nArchive of Sleepy Creek Lands (formerly Adena Springs Ranch) stories 




A true “Mother’s Day” story about courtship in Cross Creek





Hurricane Andrew, August 1992

 Looking Back at Hurricane Andrew


Homer Marks in 2000Remembering Apalachicola Centenarian Homer Marks







2012-09-09_19-19-30_12Feeling ‘One With Nature’ In Cross Creek





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Jesse-Winchester-ASinger Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dies





Water levels improving on Alachua County lakes





With Singer songwriter and musician Walter Parks

Guitarists Walter Parks and Sam Pacetti to perform Sunday in Gainesville


Lt. Curtis O'Quinn

Remembering Lt. Curtis W. O’Quinn



Civil Rights Pioneer Harry T. Moore

Florida’s Harry T. Moore:  His Legacy and Fight For Equality


Tiffany Sessions

New Developments In 25 Year old Case of Missing Tiffany Sessions


Donna emceeing at the Will McLean Folk Festival

My Friendship With “The Black Hat Troubadour” Will McLean


Berney Lee Bass Memorial Program 1Remembering Berney Lee Bass From Cross Creek








Tennessee's Peyton Manning

Editorial:  Super Bowl Ironies


Singer Songwriter Pete Seeger, a good friend of Will McLean

Pete Seeger’s ties to Will McLean, the “Father of Florida Folk”


Manatee swimming at Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

Manatees and Tourists:  Citrus County’s Balancing Act


Newly appointed Union County Sheriff, Brad Whitehead

Brad Whitehead Is Sworn In As Union County Sheriff


Donna Green-Townsend


dsc_0016Cabbage Growers Race To Beat the Expected Hard Freeze





Migrating Sandhill Cranes are back...Migrating Sandhill Cranes Inspire Artistry




Historic Cross Creek Continues Annual Christmas Parade Tradition in 2013

Flutist George Tortorelli performing with harpist Lisa Lynne

Christmas Special With Gainesville Flutist George Tortorelli and Harpist Lisa Lynne


Danny Wuerffel close b and wAudio Archive Feature:  Danny Wuerffel Heisman Profile on NPR’s Morning Edition









Donna and Bill Goss, The Luckiest Unlucky Man in 2003

Bill Goss:  The Luckiest Unlucky Man


Tim Tebow best close view in caseTim Tebow Foundation Reaches Out To Typhoon Victims In The Philippines









Remembering The Return of the 351st Military Police Company In Ocala

Mandolinist and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile (photo courtesy of Brantley Gutierrez)

MacArthur Fellow, Mandolin Virtuoso and Composer Chris Thile To Perform In Gainesville


Amy Carol Webb“Song Weaver” Amy Carol Webb to perform at Sunday Sampler in Dunnellon






Folk icon Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan to perform at Gainesville’s Historic Thomas Center


Funeral of John F. Kennedy

JFK Assassination among White House Memories of Former Marine Band Members



Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham

Former Gov. Bob Graham Weighs In On Gov’t Shutdown, Adena Springs Ranch and Syria


Lou YoungWCBS-TV Reporter and UF Alumnus of Distinction Reflects On Covering 9/11 Attacks





Fishing boats in the Apalachicola River, 1999

Apalachicola Documentary


Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Addresses Lake Levels, Sinkholes and Water Usage (09/24/2013)

Danny Wuerffel 1993 to 1996Former UF QB Danny Wuerffel honored at UF-TN game (09/23/2013)




1378863257736Cross Creek area businesses hurting from low water levels Pt. 2 Video added (09/19/2013)






Example of low lake levels in the Keystone Heights area

Keystone Heights lake community frustrated over low water levels Pt. 1 Video added (09/19/2013)


2013-09-03_13-23-42_544Excavation Of bodies Begins At Former Dozier School For Boys (09/03/2013)





Marvin Pritchett picture in front of First Christian Church during funeral service in Lake Butler

Lake Butler Community Celebrates The Life Of Marvin Pritchett (08/30/2013)


Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead

Lake Butler Trying to Pull Together ‘Real Tight’ In Wake Of Third Shooting Victim Death (08/27/2013)


1377883063253‘Pillar To This Community’ Gone From Union County After Pritchett Trucking Shootings (08/26/2013)





Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio at Senate Field Hearing on Tuesday

U.S. Senators Nelson and Rubio Hold Senate Field Hearing in Apalachicola (08/13/2013)


After Holder’s Speech, “Stand Your Ground” Laws Are Again in the Spotlight (07/17/2013)

Site of FedEx and CSX train crash

FedEx Truck Driver Dies From Injuries After Collision With CSX Train (07/11/2013)


Former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham

Bob Graham Concerned About NSA Intelligence Leak (06/24/2013)

UF Report:  Collapse of Oyster Industry Due To Drought, Salinity (04/26/2013)

Mary HauschMary Hausch recaps career after 40 years at Gainesville’s Hippodrome Theatare (05/17/2013)





Earth Day event celebrates four Gainesville writers (04/19/2013)

Shelley-Fraser-MickleGainesville resident considers Boston second home, reacts to marathon explosions (04/13/2013)





Interview with Dan Katz, WSHU morning producer, on the Newtown shooting 12/13/2013)

Darryl Cherney‘Who Bombed Judi Bari?’ playing one night only at Gainesville’s Hippodrome (11/13/2012)




Santa Fe College President issues new challenges to faculty (08/22/2012)

mini horses 3Miniature horses compete this weekend at the Ocala Equestrian Cener 07/27/2012)






UF veterinary researchers discover deadly new snake virus (07/19/2012)

County experiences first sign of Eastern Equine Encephalitis of the summer (07/18/2012)

Civic Media Center celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday for a cause (07/13/2012)

Shooting rampage in Colorado movie theatre leaves 12 dead and 59 injured (07/12/2012)

“Ditch of Dreams” still controversial a century later (07/11/2012)




Suwannee County health officials concerned about tainted wells from flood water (07/10/2012)

Debby didn’t dump enough rain to end Florida’s drought (06/30/2012)

10683634_935510523129697_2293663773443604686_oAdena protest flotilla planned to bring attention to health of Silver River (06/30/2012)



Bicycling across America to help others with spinal cord injuries (06/28/2012)

Tropical Storm Debby Stories (June, 2012)

“Speak Up For Florida’s Waters” to bring attention to plight of Florida springs and waterways (06/22/2012)

Salinity in Cedar Key:  bad for drinking water, good for clams (06/21/2012)

Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham to speak at springs and waterways protection summit in Ocala (06/18/2012)

President Obama proposes major immigration changes (06/15/2012)

sunshine-skyway-bridgeDocumentary on Sunshine Skyway Bridge jumpers wins national Murrow Award (06/13/2012)




Alligator by Payne's PrairieTips to avoid alligator attacks (06/12/2012)






Beryl cuts the music a little short at the Florida Folk Festival (05/29/2012)

The state official folk festival celebrates 60 years this weekend

Beware of “jumping sturgeon” in the Suwannee River this Memorial weekend (05/25/2012)

Adena Protest 3Frank Stronach facility dedication also draws protesters over Adena Ranch water permit requests (05/15/2012)





I75 smoke and brake lightsIn the wake of I-75 tragedy motorists will soon see improved signage (04/26/2012)





Local environment can benefit from eco-tourism (04/10/2012)

ameenda-matthews-photo-by-katiana-krawchenkoChicago Cease-Fire Member Wants To Interrupt Violence In Gainesville (04/02/2012)




Community to discuss need for conflict resolution ideas in light of Ohio school shooting and other recent teen violence (02/29/2012)

U.S. Forest Service may be sued over Kirkpatrick Dam (02/22/2012)

Clay County Sheriff’s Office mourns death of detective (02/16/2012)

Lawmaker, utility talk about nuclear plant (02/15/2012)

State senator doubts proposed Levy County nuclear power plants will ever be built (02/15/2012)

Prison privatization measure killed on Senate floor (02/14/2012)

I75 smoke and brake lightsHighway Patrol reacts to pressure on the agency since I-75 crashes (02/01/2012)





Supporters and opponents of proposed Levy County nuclear plants turn out for public hearing (01/16/2012)

Manatees in Three Sisters Springs sanctuary (photo courtesy of USFWS)

Manatee experience in Crystal River a double-edged sword (01/05/2012)

Freezing temps cause manatees flock to warm waters of Kings Bay (01/03/2012)


River Roads CDRiver CD aims to educate public about history and plight of Florida waterway (12/23/2011)






Burnt Island Wildfire continues to spread causing smoky conditions in Southeast Alachua County (12/22/2011)

Ocala horses, history and heroes event encourages Marion County residents to visit downtown (12/21/2011)

Cynthia BarnettAward-winning Florida author pushes for a blue revolution (09/27/2011)







Read to Lead literacy events to feature Gainesville authors of childrens’ books (09/09/2011)

Three cities one world concert and art auction to benefit sister cities program (08/31/2011)

Florida Baptist Convention sends thousands of relief workers to help victims of Hurricane Irene (08/30/2011)

Lake Mary baby turned over to Safe Haven program (08/10/2011)

Small alligator in Lochloosa Lake

Fish and wildlife officials expand hours for alligator hunt (08/09/2011)

‘Grow Gainesville’ plans free forum on urban agriculture (07/19/2011)

‘Rock Your Park’ concert Saturday night in Brooksville aims to increase business downtown (07/15/2011)

Airboat community plans benefit to assist Lochloosa family after tragic racing accident (07/08/2011)

Hernando County Sheriff’s Department mourns the loss of one of their own (07/06/2011)

Former U.S. senator uses work experience to write a spy thriller (06/24/2011)

Policy makers weigh in on the President’s plans for troop withdrawals from Afghanistan (06/23/2011)

Former Senator Bob Graham addresses latest blame in BP oil disaster and other state issues (06/23/2011)

Student tuition hike and faculty/staff raises proposed for Santa Fe College (06/21/2011)

Cancer report angers residents of Stephen Foster  neighborhood near the Cabot Koppers Superfund site (06/07/2011)

Veterans display tombstones to remember fallen soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan (05/27/2011)

The Impostors perform in tonight’s ‘Free Fridays’ concert series (05/20/2011)

Gainesville photographer brings back photo essay of Haiti’s orphans (05/13/2011)

Windsor Zucchini Festival set for Saturday (05/13/2011)

U.S. Senator Nelson says public should eventually see pictures of slain Osama bin Laden (05/12/2011)

Hippodrome improvisational theatre students hold relief drive for tornado victims (05/05/2011)

UF awarded $5.4 million for biomass research and development (05/05/2011)

Bob Graham gives his outlook on U.S. national security and the future of al-Qaida with the death of Osama bin Laden (05/03/2011)

Crowds begin to gather outside the White House (05/01/2011)

President Obama addresses the nation about the operation which killed Osama bin Laden (05/01/2011)

Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan (05/01/2011)

_3JustinGopherwCrackerhorse279‘Passport to Cowboy Florida’ Saturday event will raise funds for programs at the Florida Museum of Natural History (03/18/2011)



Delay at Crystal River nuclear plant worries area environmental organizations (03/17/2011)

UF earthquake researcher describes Japan’s quake as one of the strongest in recorded history (03/11/2011)

12 UF students studying abroad in Japan are okay (03/11/2011)

Federal $’s to help FL growers after freezing weather (01/27/2011)

New Florida Springs Institute will serve as an umbrella organization to collect data and raise awareness of Florida’s springs (01/24/2011)

‘The Blue Path’ combines art and science to bring awareness about springs protection (01/24/2011)

fl-growers-face-freezing-forecasts-final-wmv-still004Vegetable growers scramble during this week’s freezing weather (01/14/2011)




Manatee swimming at Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

Cold December adds to 2010 manatee death toll (01/05/2011)

Burnt Island Wildfire continues to spread causing smoky conditions in Southeast Alachua County (12/22/2010)

Massive wildfire near Island Grove, Lochloosa and Cross Creek continues to grow from windy, dry conditions (12/22/2010)

DEP springs initiative administrator shares her thoughts on Wes Skiles legacy (11/18/2010)




_3JustinGopherwCrackerhorse279Cowboy art with a conservation message (11/12/2010)




Conservation Trust For Florida honors the late UF biologist Larry Harris (11/12/2010)

Cross Florida Greenway is the #1 hotspot for mountain bikers and trail seekers in the state (10/22/2010)

Marion County third-graders receive free dictionaries (10/07/2010)

Unique costumes from the Hippodrome State Theatre are up for sale this weekend (10/01/2010)

A one-on-one chat with University of Florida President Bernie Machen (08/18/2010)

Coral reefs remain at risk from BP oil spill and global warming (08/16/2010)

Shark researchers concerned about effects of BP oil spill on the total food chain in the Gulf (07/22/2010)

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Prompts Quick Response In Light Of BP Oil Spill (06/14/2010)

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau gives his perspective on the BP oil spill’s effects on the future of the Gulf (06/08/2010)

Florida  CFO Alex Sink Weighs In On Oil Spill, Negative Publicity and Tourism Dilemma (05/27/2010)

It’s ‘Spring Cleaning’ Time At Alachua County Animal Services (05/14/2010)

Wild Iris Books Offers Its Store As Dropoff Point For Oil Cleanup Supplies (05/12/2010)

UF Officials Hope New Biomedical Sciences Building Will Lead To Unique Research Collaborations (05/11/2010)

UF Geophysics Professor Plans Scientific Trip To Chile’s Earthquake Zone (03/10/2010)

Oak Hall Senior Takes His Biodiesel Project Concept Before A Senate Committee In Tallahassee (03/08/2010)

Senate Public Hearing and River Rally Coincide To Bring Attention To North Central Florida Springs, Rivers And Water Resources (02/11/2010)

Gainesville Family Concerned About CCA Treated Wood 11/18/2003)

Mother’s Day Memories (May 11th, 2001)

Years After the Gainesville Student Murders The Community Still Remembers (August, 2000)

Uncovering Florida’s Past In The Aucilla River (04/18/2000)

Airboating In the Florida Everglades (02/1998)

Remembering Marjorie Carr (10/17/1997)

Cedar Key Fishermen Turn to Clam Farming After Net Ban (06/01/1997)

Homestead Air Force Base Debate (08/21/1998)

Discipline in Gainesville Daycare Raises Concern (08/04/1998)

Cross Creek Summer (08/01/1997)

Local Musicians Reflect On Marine Band Memories (01/23/1997)

Miccosukee photo by Phyllis Sheffield0001Miccosukee Photographer Phyllis Sheffield (12/1996)






Jet At High Springs Middle School Sparks Debate (12/10/1996)

Catfishing, a Dying Culture in Florida (Fall, 1996)

Jacksonmania In Jacksonville (from my archives)