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COCA Spotlight: Michelle Hearn “Florida dreams make history as museum turns 40”

Florida has always been good to Michelle Hearn. Though originally from Arkansas, she’s called Tallahassee home for nearly a decade and currently works as senior curator for the Museum of Florida History.

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COCA Spotlight: Mike Herrin “History gets ‘Salty’ at Monticello Opera House”

A Quincy native, Mike Herrin feels at home in Monticello, and finds joy in discovering the unique characteristics of the community. Stepping into the role of Executive Director of the Monticello Opera House this past year, he feels he’s learned a lot about the...

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COCA Spotlight: Tony Lombardo “Art, bikes and history come together in Havana”

Tony Lombardo, Executive Director of Havana Main Street, wants to see Havana sparkle again. On first glance strolling through downtown, not every building readily shows its 100 years worth of history, dating back to the late 1800s when Havana was the booming titan of the shade...

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COCA Spotlight: Sammantha Marie Sanchez “Artist’s ‘Golden Year’ brings 23 pairs of shoes”

If you spy artist Sammantha Marie Sanchez bespectacled in her pink, lensless glasses, know that she’s most likely hyper-focused.

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COCA Spotlight: Nadia R. Watts “Journalist distills 80 years of Thomasville concerts”

Journalist, educator, and mother Nadia R. Watts disclosed that the most difficult part of writing her most recent book, “Thomasville in Concert: The History of the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation Since 1937,” was being apart from her two muses—artistically driven sons Sam and Ben.

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COCA Spotlight: Jeff Hormuth “Studio opens doors for ‘magic trick’ of glassblowing”

Glassblower, Jeff Hormuth loves to see his students’ faces light up. As a teacher in his newly minted Magnolia Glass Studio, he is moving past a crossroads in his career.