Archive for 'First Words'

My reservations about dining reservations

My reservations about dining reservations

By Mark Gauert Editor, City & Shore Magazine I can’t tell you the name of the restaurant. You’ll understand why in a moment. Let’s just say if I told you the name of the restaurant, you’d probably [...]

Tune in, turn on and drop in

Tune in, turn on and drop in

By Mark Gauert Editor, City & Shore Magazine I’m watching a video of David Frohman explaining why he dropped out to join a commune called The Farm back in the 1970s. “I wasn’t a great hippie,” [...]

Seeing Florida through Baywatch eyes

Seeing Florida through Baywatch eyes

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine My earliest impressions of South Florida began with Flipper. From Flipper, a popular 1960s TV show about a family living in South Florida with a bottlenose dolphin, I learned [...]

We won’t confuse Iceland with South Florida

We won’t confuse Iceland with South Florida

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine We don’t put out the magazine each month to win awards. (We’d rather win readers). But it’s nice – and humbling – to be recognized for the work we [...]

Ted Koppel on journalism and divisive politics

Ted Koppel on journalism and divisive politics

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Ted Koppel is going to sneeze. The longest-serving news anchor in U.S. broadcasting history tilts his famous head back. The war correspondent for ABC News who saw 10 conflicts [...]

The 1,447-calorie Banana Spider workout

The 1,447-calorie Banana Spider workout

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine “We find all kinds of weird stuff in there,’’ the man at the Broward Waterway Cleanup said, nodding toward the mangroves at Mizell-Johnson State Park in Dania Beach. “And [...]

Better never than late  – a vintage mistake

Better never than late  – a vintage mistake

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine I’d been waiting for a moment like this since blowing my budget on the winning bid at a charity auction a few years ago. You know how those go. [...]

Good advice when formal wear goes bad

Good advice when formal wear goes bad

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine Group leader: “Is there anyone here for their first meeting? Please introduce yourself by your first name only. We want to welcome you now.” Me: “Hello, my name is [...]

Three events that make the season special

Three events that make the season special

By Mark Gauert Editor & Publisher I asked everyone this issue what makes the season special here. Diving into a swimming pool in January, I heard, amazing Northern friends who won’t see free-standing water until Memorial [...]

Postcard from the warm center of the world

Postcard from the warm center of the world

By Mark Gauert City & Shore Magazine The lady in the black parka and snow boots had come a long way for this. The monitor above her at the luggage carousel at FLL showed arrivals from [...]