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Title: Correspondent - ETC



Steve Hart is a sailor, angler, explorer, raconteur, amateur citrus-grower and semi-professional theologian who masqueraded as a Florida journalist and pundit for the last 25 years. A fifth-generation Floridian, Hart comes from solid cracker stock but revels in the changing face of 21st century Florida and its patchwork quilt of people, their cultures, traditions, shades and ideas. His book, “Tales from Down Yonder, Florida,” is available in local bookstores and on the Web at

Position History

  • Correspondent - ETC
    01/05/2008 - current

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Recent Work

  • Arsenault painting to grace Marco Museum Published 09/25/2009 at 5:20 p.m.

    reader submitted. Participate at A large, magnificent and inspiring image of the Calusa people will greet visitors to the Marco Island History Museum when it opens in February.

  • Eagle i: A celebration of cultures in Immokalee Published 09/17/2009 at 11 p.m.

    For the last half of the 20th Century, the quiet and peaceful community of Immokalee became known for its cultural diversity and cultural contributions to Florida.

  • POLL: Vote for your favorite Marco Island History Museum mural Published 07/23/2009 at 9:40 p.m. 1 Comment

    The community can start the voting process between two outstanding paintings to depict the area’s Calusa history in a giant mural for the Marco Island History Museum, opening in 2010.

  • Eagle i: Community will select painting to become largest museum mural in Southwest Florida Published 07/21/2009 at 7:36 p.m.

    The days of the Calusa people will come to life in a very large and visible way at the Marco Island History Museum when it opens in February 2010, and next week the community will begin selecting one of two ...

  • Down Yonder: The great wasp invasion Published 08/03/2008 at midnight

    The wasp hovering about the man’s head was irritating. With a quick swat of a rolled up newspaper he smashed it against the wall. It was only then he realized what a mistake he’d made. He remembered the story the ...

  • Down Yonder: Beyond celebration Published 07/06/2008 at midnight

    Another Fourth of July has come and gone and we remain free people — most of us, anyway, so far. I admit I couldn’t help myself and shot a couple of bottle rockets into the bayou just to see the ...

  • Down Yonder: Flood in heavy rain Published 06/22/2008 at midnight

    The old man sloshed through his front yard for the umpteenth time, his rubber wading boots getting soggy. “I hate this,” he mumbled to himself. “I wish the county would do somethin’ about all this dang water.”

  • Down Yonder: The mighty shark adventure Published 04/06/2008 at midnight

    Z-i-i-n-n-g! The starboard line screamed. The mate jumped off the bridge onto the deck below. “Hold ’im!” he shouted as the day’s charter reached for the rod and gave it a mighty tug. “Don’t let ’im loose!”

  • Down Yonder: What came first? Published 03/30/2008 at midnight

    “Look at that mockingbird,” said a young girl with a twinkle of delight. “Look at the way it’s getting after that crow.”

  • Down Yonder: Hate is never love Published 03/23/2008 at midnight

    “Well, here they go again,” said the old man as he perused the morning newspaper. Why do they keep holdin’ on and tryin’ to raise that ugly flag? They just don’t seem to get it.” “What in the world are ...

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