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Tallahassee and communities within the big bend region are rich in arts, culture, civic and local events.  The people, places and causes that make this region such a fascinating part of the state are constant grist for Tom Flanigan’s creative mill.  Listen to Tom’s stories here and follow on twitter @WFSUmedia.

Sarah Mac Band

For years, Tallahassee's Sarah Mac Band has seemed just on the verge of national success.  Now, the band is headed to a place that has launched many musicians to superstardom.

Ten Tallahassee artists are showing and selling their best work later this week.  The “Big Art Sale” happens Friday and Saturday at Dorothy B. Oven  Park.

One of the ten artists is Mary Apple, who takes a somewhat eclectic approach to painting.

“If you learn oils, you can transfer that to acrylics, you can transfer that to watercolor and I like pastels, too,” Apple said.

Meanwhile, her artistic colleague Rosemary Ferguson described herself as more of a specialist.

Discovery at Cascades Park Marks First Year

Mar 9, 2015

Tallahassee’s Cascades Park features a family play area called “Discovery” that’s become one of the park’s most popular places.  That will be the site of a big first anniversary celebration this coming Saturday.

It’s been one year since Discovery at Cascades Park had its grand opening and business has been brisk ever since.

“Art and Soul Celebration” set to benefit LeMoyne

Congresswoman Gwen Graham Tours National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

This Saturday, one of the world’s most advanced scientific research centers throws open its doors to anyone who wants to explore its secrets.  Tom Flanigan reports that center is Tallahassee’s own National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

Award-winning Filmmaker Honored by Student Vets

Tallahassee Bakery Celebrates a Sweet Anniversary

Gwen Graham vs. Steve Southerland at Capital Tiger Bay Club luncheon meeting of October 15, 2014.

A Home Fit for a Hero

Oct 6, 2014

A Home Fit for a Hero

Monticello Opera House Going Strong at 125

Oct 3, 2014

Monticello Opera House Going Strong at 125

Three More Years for KCCI in Tallahassee

Sep 12, 2014

Three More Years for KCCI in Tallahassee

Girls on the Run Step up the Pace

Sep 10, 2014

Girls on the Run Step up the Pace 

FSU’s Acabelles Release New Music

Aug 29, 2014

FSU’s Acabelles Release New Music

Bringing More Art into the Public Square

Aug 18, 2014

Bringing More Art into the Public Square

Big Bend Bird Fair Takes Flight Aug. 23 & 24

Aug 18, 2014

Big Bend Bird Fair Takes Flight Aug. 23 & 24

Former Restaurant Owner Hopes for Homeland Help

https://www.facebook.com/RambanaAndRicci

http://www.gofundme.com/bbju1o

Guardians Stand up for the Kids

Jul 17, 2014

Guardians Stand up for the Kids

Hometown Heroes Wanted

Jul 8, 2014

Hometown Heroes Wanted

Gun Control Supporters Flood Florida Capitol with Postcards

Summertime Is a Hungry Time for Too Many Kids

Jul 8, 2014

Summertime is a hungry time for too many kids

Tallahassee Parks are Hot This Summer

Jun 19, 2014

Tallahassee Parks are Hot This Summer

Young Actors Theatre Takes on “Godspell”

Jun 19, 2014

Young Actors Theatre Takes on “Godspell”

Former Tallahasseean Tackles Literacy in Laos

Jun 17, 2014

Former Tallahasseean Tackles Literacy in Laos

Rural Neighbors Continue Fight Against Proposed Gas Station

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