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Stone Harbor Celebrates Centennial

by Terry Conway They’re perched 400 feet above the Atlantic, hanging below a large bright blue parachute. The man and woman are parasailing, soaring through the sky like a pair of shorebirds. Below, a towrope keeps the couple tethered to the speedboat racing through the coastal waters of Stone Harbor, N. J. Just another day …

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St. Petersburg’s Renaissance

by Terry Conway Talk about an extreme makeover. Once taunted for its green benches, bingo nights and sluggish snowbirds, today St. Petersburg, Fla. is a textbook case for urban reinvention. Sitting midway up the west coast of the Sunshine State, St. Pete is powered by its gorgeous waterfront, the stunning Dali Museum, and a stream …

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Kicking Back on Anna Maria Island

by Terry Conway Tucked along the teal-colored Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Island sits on a tiny spindle of land at the mouth of Tampa Bay. There is no grand dame hotel, no sprawling wildlife preserve,  no historic waterfront. The island is dominated by palm trees and low-slung Crayola-colored beach cottages and scores of renovated …

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