Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Shawanda Crooms, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Shawanda Crooms grew up believing that she could do anything she set her mind to. As the first and only female operations driver with the City of Tallahassee’s Community Beautification and Waste Management Department, she has lived her life that way, accomplishing one goal after another.  “It’s scary to be the first…anything,” Shawanda … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Shawanda Crooms, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

Tallahassee Makes CNBC’s List of Top Cities for Quick Summer Getaways

By Amy Marcos TALLAHASSEE, Fla — On Sunday, August 16, 2020, CNBC released their list of top cities for quick summer getaways, and our capital city made the cut in their “Top 10 Small Town” category. Ranking as #9 out of the 10-city list, CNBC broke down 40 cities in total for “quickie” trips to take to this summer. While many long, summer vacation plans … Continue reading Tallahassee Makes CNBC’s List of Top Cities for Quick Summer Getaways

An Interview with Rachel Bowden, Owner of Rachel Bowden Interior Design

By Cristi McKee | Photos courtesy of Rachel Bowden TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Local interior designer, Rachel Bowden, wasn’t always an interior designer. A graduate from Florida State University, mother of 2, and wife, Ms. Bowden began her professional career with degrees in english and creative writing and spent 5 years working as a marketing writer. However, something just did not click. “I also knew that … Continue reading An Interview with Rachel Bowden, Owner of Rachel Bowden Interior Design

PRWeek names Tallahassee Native, Maribeth McClenny, “Most Outstanding PR Student” First Runner-Up

By Stephanie Cohen / Special to The Tally Wire | Photo: PRWeek TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Maribeth McClenny, a University of Alabama senior was recently announced first runner-up for PRWeek’s 2020 Outstanding Student, a nationally recognized award. PRWeek’s Outstanding Student Award is sponsored by IBM, and college students from across the nation can participate in the competition. The students are responsible for creating a campaign by themselves, … Continue reading PRWeek names Tallahassee Native, Maribeth McClenny, “Most Outstanding PR Student” First Runner-Up

Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Paul Hudson, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

By Heather Teter / Special to The Tally Wire | Photo courtesy of the City of Tallahassee The City of Tallahassee is a critical partner to our local business community. Day-to-day, business owners and managers rely on the City to help them keep their doors open. Whether it’s delivering electric utility service, approving a building permit, providing road and sidewalk access, or helping dispose of … Continue reading Tallahassee City Services Spotlight: Paul Hudson, Community Beautification and Waste Management Driver

A Guide to 4 Butterflies Found in Tallahassee

By Amy Marcos | Photo: Richard Lee There are numerous types of butterflies found in the Tallahassee community. Check out this guide to 4 of them! Monarchs — Monarch butterflies, which make their appearance from the months of August to November then from March to June, are commonly seen on milkweed plants in gardens around town. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail — Eastern tiger swallowtails, otherwise referred … Continue reading A Guide to 4 Butterflies Found in Tallahassee

An Interview With Tallahassee’s Newest Travel Service, TripTrustees

By Cristi McKee TALLAHASSEE, Fl — Tallahassee’s newest travel service, TripTrustees, offers a unique and one-of-a-kind platform for one type of Capital City resident in particular: senior citizens. The Tally Wire had the opportunity to speak with the new travel service about their company, which functions via connecting local civic leaders with senior citizens who wish to take trips, but need some assistance. Read about … Continue reading An Interview With Tallahassee’s Newest Travel Service, TripTrustees

5 Indoor Plants to Get From Tallahassee Nurseries

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Tallahassee Nurseries Local award-winning nursery, Tallahassee Nurseries, located at 2911 Thomasville Rd, offers not only landscaping services, gifts and gardening tools, and flowers and trees, but also a plethora of indoor houseplants. If you are interested in expanding your indoor garden or beginning one, check out these 5 indoor plants to purchase. Orchids — There are a number of beautiful … Continue reading 5 Indoor Plants to Get From Tallahassee Nurseries

Gulf Specimen Marine Lab Hosting Beach Exploration Tours in June

By Amy Marcos | Photo: Sahra Peterson The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, located at 222 Clark Dr in Panacea, FL, will be hosting 2 beach exploration tours in June. One will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020, and the other on Saturday, June 20, 2020, both beginning at 9:00 a.m. These tours offer attendees a chance to peek at “life usually hidden under the … Continue reading Gulf Specimen Marine Lab Hosting Beach Exploration Tours in June

Tallahassee Farmers Market Open Every Saturday Amid COVID-19 Concerns

By Cristi McKee | Photo: Tallahassee Farmers’ Market TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Even amid COVID-19 concerns, the Tallahassee Farmers Market, which is located at 2904 Kerry Forest Pkwy (Cornerstone Presbyterian Church’s parking lot), is open and ready for business every Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. “We believe our market is an important part of the Tallahassee community’s healthy lifestyle,” the market shared on Facebook.  The market … Continue reading Tallahassee Farmers Market Open Every Saturday Amid COVID-19 Concerns