This week we explore the beautiful ways Floridians are preserving the historic structures in our area. We'll go inside an 18th century Italian theatre, that has called Sarasota "home" for over 50 years. And we'll head to Polk county for a trip down memory lane, where Elvis Presley and Judy Garland were known to stop by. Then Larry Elliston takes us back to St. Petersburg's "yesteryear" to show us how what's old is new again. Also: While the explosions and bursts of light this weekend will make us "ooh" and "ahh," that's not the case for thousands of troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. This week on Florida Matters, meet some local members of the military who reflect with us about what the Fourth of July holiday means to them and why they chose to serve in the armed forces.
Donna Niekamp and Barbara Inman
Some people can spend years searching, hoping to find the person they'll spend the rest of their lives with. That was not the case for Donna Niekamp. Donna recently had a conversation with her daughter Barbara Inman, where she discussed meeting Don, the love of her life and husband of more than 50 years.