list of articles

Clips by Sherry Mims

* Denotes best stories

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2013 Publications (worked on during 2012)

  • Tennessee (editor)
  • Arizona (editor and writer of Tucson articles)
  • Southern California (editor)
  • Georgia (writer of Atlanta’s “Top Picks for Kids”)
  • North Carolina (writer of Charlotte articles)
  • Alabama (writer of Birmingham articles)
  • British Columbia (editor)
  • Yukon (editor)
  • Iowa (editor)
  • Nova Scotia (editor)
  • New Jersey (editor)

From The Daytona Beach News-Journal
(http://www.news-journalonline.com)
FYI: The News-Journal uses a paywall, and links expire after two weeks

Local Travel Infobox and If You Go for the Dade Battlefield Re-enactment

-Dec. 26, 2011

Accent Restaurant Review titled “2nd site: New diner is twice as nice”

-Dec. 14, 2011

MyWeek Book Review titled “Deck the Hollows: Kim Harrison explains her world with ‘The Hollows Insider'”

-Dec. 11, 2011

Accent Restaurant Review titled “Choices abound at La Fiesta”

-Nov. 30, 2011

MyWeek brief titled “Press club workshop full of ideas for books”

-Oct. 30, 2011

MyWeek Book Review on Josie Angelini’s book titled “Starcrossed”: “Teen finds answers in mythology”

-July 10, 2011

Accent Restaurant Review (Lunch Bunch) “Cozy place with good Greek food” (Note: News-Journal link is dead.)
-May 18, 2011

MyWeek “Witchy Encounter/Kim Harrison: Prolific author, hard worker” (Note: News-Journal link is dead.)
-March 20, 2011

Accent Restaurant Review (Lunch Bunch) “Taste of India Right in Daytona” (Note: News-Journal link is dead.)
-March 9, 2011

Local Centerpiece “Warm resolutions: New weather for new year?” (Note: News-Journal link is dead.)
-January 2, 2011

Accent Restaurant Review (Supper Club) “Have fun, good food at Big Planet Pizza Pub” (Note: News-Journal link is dead.)
-November 24, 2010

Accent Restaurant Review (Supper Club) “YNOT? features classic bar atmosphere” (Note: This was posted to the News-Journal’s sister Web site Go386.com as well as the News-Journal’s Lifestyle section.)
-September 29, 2010

Accent Restaurant Review (Supper Club) “Mario’s serves up traditional Italian” (Note: This was posted to the News-Journal’s sister Web site Go386.com as well as the News-Journal’s Lifestyle section.)
-August 18, 2010

Business Photo of Keiser University (Note: News-Journal link is dead.)
-June 28, 2010

Local 4C Centerpiece titled “Trying to paint a better future”
-April 18, 2010

* MyWeek Book Review on Kim Harrison’s “Black Magic Sanction” titled “Harrison’s Latest is Spellbinding” (Note: This was posted to the News-Journal’s sister Web site Go386.com as well as the News-Journal’s Lifestyle section.)
-March 14, 2010

MyWeek Book Review on Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” titled “The King is back” (Note: News-Journal link is dead.)
-January 17, 2010

Accent Restaurant Review (Lunch Bunch) “Diners find lunch tasty, relaxing at bistro” (Note: This was posted to the News-Journal’s sister Web site Go386.com as well as the News-Journal’s Lifestyle section.)
-December 23, 2010

* MyWeek Book Review on Enrique Joven’s “The Book of God and Physics” titled “Mystery lost in long-winded novel” (Note: News-Journal link is dead.)
-November 1, 2009

* MyWeek Book Review on Susan Jane Gilman’s “Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven” titled “BIG TROUBLE IN CHINA: ‘Heaven’ chronicles 2 women’s gripping trip from hell” (Note: This was posted to the News-Journal’s sister Web site Go386.com as well as the News-Journal’s Lifestyle section.)
-June 28, 2009

MyWeek Book Review on Kim Harrison’s “White Witch, Black Curse” titled “Urban fantasy fun, flat” (Note: News-Journal link is dead.)
-May 24, 2009

* MyWeek Travel “A WALES OF A TIME IN BRITAIN: Here are 5 must-see cities” (Note: This was posted to the News-Journal’s sister Web site Go386.com as well as the News-Journal’s Lifestyle section.)
-May 10, 2009

MyWeek Travel sidebar titled “CouchSurfing made trip even more memorable” (Note: News-Journal link is dead.)
-April 19, 2009

* MyWeek Travel titled “A HIGHLAND ISLANDS FLING: You’ll fall for bonny Scotland mysterious moors and isles” about Scotland and its islands (Note: Link is dead.)
-March 29, 2009

MyWeek Book Review on Barbara Levenson’s “Fatal February” titled “SWOON OVER MIAMI: Author holds court in sparkling debut set in Concrete Canyon” (Note: Link is dead.)
-February 22, 2009

Accent profile on “escapologist” Jonathan Goodwin titled “ONE WAY OUT: Escape artist tests limits in new show” (Note: Link is dead.)
-February 16, 2009, 2009

* MyWeek Travel “NORTHERN EXPOSURE: It’s no trouble to see Belfast by taxi, Giant’s Causeway by foot” (Note: News-Journal link is dead, but a cached version can be found through Google.)
-January 25, 2009

* MyWeek Travel “DRINK IN DUBLIN: Here are some simple rules to enjoy a different, more intimate side of Irish capital” (Note: Link is dead, but a cached version can be found through Google.)
-November 30, 2008

Travel & Arts (Book review) “Greek gods don’t play nice in modern London” (Note: Link is dead, but a cached version can be found through Google.)
-February 3, 2008

* Travel & Arts ORLEANS: Lure of the Loire (Note: Link is dead, but a cached version can be found through Google.)
-August 26, 2007

Home & Garden Hot Herbs: These 5 favorites can spice up your garden
-May 26, 2007

Accent Sponsors contribute to out-of-the-box plan (Note: Link is dead, but a cached version can be found through Google.)
-April 16, 2007

Accent Scientists seek answers to mysteries of attraction (Note: Link is dead, but a cached version can be found through Google.)
-March 12, 2007

* Accent Hey, baby, what’s your name: Classics holding on to top spots (Note: Link is dead, but a cached version can be found through Google.)
-December 18, 2006

* Home & Garden WILDLIFE: Keep critters at bay, without harming them (Note: News-Journal link is dead, but a cached version can be found through Google.)
-December 9, 2006

Accent The Surreal Life (Note: News-Journal link is dead, but a cached version can be found through Google.)
-June 22, 2006

From Lake & Sumter Style in Ocala, Fla. (www.ocalastyle.com/lake.asp)

January 2009 Issue

Lake & Sumter Style magazine mentions my feature story of female racecar driver Shea Holbrook as one of the memorable in “A Magazine Looks At FIFTY”

December 2008 Issue

Profile of a family who received a car from Nascar Angels “Touched by Nascar Angels”

October 2008 Issue

* Feature story about Florida bats called “Bats!”

May 2008 Issue

Profile of female racecar driver Shea Holbrook titled “Driven”

February 2008 Issue

Profile of heirloom sewer Jeanne Crabtree titled “Sew Far Sew Good”

January 2008 Issue

* Feature story about Garden Railways in “A Model Hobby”

November 2007 Issue

Profile of Lady Lake Historical Society curator Norma Delaney in “Catching Up With The Past”

February 2007 Issue

* Profile on war re-enactor Jeff Renihan in “Back to the Future”

From The Daily Commercial in Leesburg, Fla.
(www.dailycommercial.com)

Home & Garden Celebrate National Button Week
-March 18, 2006

* Religion A worshipful experience
-February 19, 2006

Weekender ” ‘Thanks for Killing Kenny’ mixes horror and comedy
-December 9, 2005

* Life Styles ” ‘Ghost Stories of Florida’ hits home in time for Halloween”
-October 30, 2005

Local & State News “Temple breaks ground in Sumter”
-August 30, 2005

* Religion “Temple to be built in Oxford”
-August 26, 2005

* Local & State News “Artists, eBay team up to provide art supplies to camps for sick kids”
-July 29, 2005

Neighbors “The family that flies together…”
-June 30, 2005, 2005

Weekender “Always…Patsy Cline”
-June 10, 2005

Weekender “2nd Annual Caribbean Capers”
-June 10, 2005

Weekender “‘Metaphor’ a symbolic journey’ ”
-June 3, 2005

Weekender “Spring Show opens”
-May 27, 2005

* Neighbors “The Amazing Marlyn”
-May 26, 2005

Weekender “First Academy hosting dinner debate Saturday”
-May 20, 2005

Weekender “Croquet tournament”
-May 13, 2005

Weekender “Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mascotte on Saturday”
-May 7, 2005

Local & State News “Leesburg family mourns loss of WWII hero”
-May 5, 2005

Weekender “Get taste of Mount Dora this weekend”
-April 29, 2005

Weekender “Mount Dora blooming with landscaping advice this weekend”
-April 29, 2005

*Local & State News Community celebrates Passover”

-April 25, 2005

Weekender “Pal-It-In-The-Park Day offers opportunity to see outdoor art”
-April 22, 2005

Weekender “Passover celebrated in Lake”
-April 22, 2005

Local & State News “American Legion Unit 219 honored”
-April 15, 2005

Weekender “Festival of Reading has something for everyone”
-April 15, 2005

Weekender “The Great Lake Eustis Chili Cookoff to benefit art”
-April 15, 2005

* “Sumter offers classes in Florida Landscaping” (Published in glossy supplement Making Homes Beautiful)
-April 15, 2005

Neighbors “Heartfelt volunteering”
-April 14, 2005

Neighbors “Mah Jongg Madness” (Re-published in sister publication The South Lake Press as “Ancient game brings friends together” on April 15, 2005)
-April 7, 2005

Weekender “Mount Dora hosts weeklong festival of music and literature”
-April 1, 2005

Weekender “Thomas the Tank Engine makes tracks to Tavares”
-April 1, 2005

Weekender “This one’s a ‘Good Egg'”
-March 25, 2005

Weekender “Antiques will line the streets in Mount Dora”
-March 18, 2005

Weekender “Lake Louisa Park hosts its field day on Saturday”
-March 18, 2005

Weekender “Making waves”
-March 18, 2005

* Neighbors “Connection of cousins”
-March 17, 2005

* News – Page A1 “Old boat enthusiasts gather on Dead River”
-March 16, 2005

Neighbors “Full of life, gentle in spirit”
-March 10, 2005

Weekender “Lake Square Mall hosts bridal fair this Sunday”
-March 4, 2005

Weekender “Thundering Spirit Powwow comes to Renninger’s in Mount Dora”
-March 4, 2005

From Tampa Bay Illustrated Magazine in Clearwater, Fla. (www.tampabayillustrated.com)

April 2005 Issue

* Business Column on Tampa Bay International Network (Excerpt available online as “Looking Beyond the Bay”)
* Profile on Christopher Blowers of Greiner’s Fine Men’s Clothing (Excerpt from the Focus profile is available online as a “Cab Flair”)
April Event Calendar

March 2005 Issue

March Event Calendar

* Focus Profile of Katherine T. Carter (Excerpt from the Focus profile is available online as “Work of Art.”)

February Issue

February 2005 Event Calendar

January 2005 Issue

January Arts Calendar

January Event Calendar

December 2004 Issue

* “Fromage FAQs”
December Event Calendar

From The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Fla. (www.tampatrib.com)

* News – Page 1 Metro “Lead teachers get hard lesson in state finance” By Sherry Mims and Jose Patino Girona

-August 2, 2004

From The USF Oracle in Tampa, Fla. (www.usforacle.com)

Features Column “Settling for second best”
-February 22, 2005

* Features Column “All’s not fair in love and work”
-February 18, 2005

* Features Column “Ring in the rooster”
-February 9, 2005

Features Column “Make a quick buck”
-February 9, 2005

Features Column “The final chapter: Landing the job” (Re-published in May’s Graduation Spring 2005 Issue)
-January 31, 2005

Features Column “Secure a space in the real world” (Re-published in May’s Graduation Spring 2005 Issue)
-January 24, 2005

Features Column “I’ve graduated…Now what?” (Re-published in May’s Graduation Spring 2005 Issue)
-January 10, 2005

News Buddhist teacher comes to USF (Also featured on the The Buddhist Channel).
-November 22, 2004

Features The real-life horrors of war
-October 29, 2004

Features Undecided or unaffiliated voters: The dream catch for candidates
-October 22, 2004

Features Campus group promotes spaying and neutering of feral cats
-October 12, 2004

*Features Column Propaganda and Politics
-September 10, 2004

Features (Ad for organizations to read before getting their organizations reviewed) Spotlight on Student Organizations
-September 8, 2004

Features Risky Business at Risk Factor
-August 24, 2004

Features “Top six places to visit on Campus”

-New Student Issue Summer 2004

Scene “Non-stop entertainment at USF” A Scene Collaboration

-New Student Issue Summer 2004

* News “Alumni Web site gets new look”

-July 15, 2004

Features “So where do Oracle staff members like to hang out?” A Staff Collaboration

-June 14, 2004

* Features “Engineering New Opportunities”

-June 7, 2004

News (NOTE: This article was, at first, incorrectly attributed to Whitney Meers when my name–Sherry Mims–ought to have been on the byline. I got a correction on page 3 on June 10, 2004.) “Anesthesia program placed on probation”

-June 7, 2004

‘Scene: Favorite Album Reviews “Staff picks gone wild!” A Staff collaboration.

-February 26, 2004

* ‘Scene: DVD Review “Avalon” (Straight to Video Chronicles), which was named one of the “Best of…” in Straight to Video Chronicles wrap-up on April 15, 2004

-January 22, 2004

* Opinion: Column “Military draft still bad idea”

-December 3, 2003

‘Scene: Movie Review “10 of the Cheesiest” Scene/Entertainment staff collaboration

-October 30, 2003

Scene: Movie Review “Veronica, real and meaningful”

-October 16, 2003

News “Recent graduates learn life skills from USF”

-September 18, 2003

* Features “Religious organizations prove to be resource for students”

-August 25, 2003

‘Scene: Theatre Preview “TheatreUSF brings Bat Boy to life”

-August 25, 2003

News “New chairman seeks more alumni connections”

-June 30, 2003

* ‘Scene: Movie Review “28 Days Later digs deeper than the average zombie flick”

I was quoted by University of Hawaii’s newspaper about this review. My “28 Days Later” review was also picked up by CollegeClub.com.

-Originally published June 26, 2003

* ‘Scene: Book Review “Da Vinci Code keeps readers guessing”

-April 10, 2003

From Horror.com:

Music Review “Verloren Not So ‘Lost'” (Note: Unfortunately, the link is broken.)

-March 24, 2004

From La Gaceta: The nation’s only tri-lingual newspaper in Ybor City, Fla. (www.lagacetanewspaper.com)

Editorial on “Save Our Springs”
-2003

From Eye Candy Magazine in Acworth, Ga. (www.eyecandyzine.com)

April 2005 issue-“Edna St. Vincent Millay”

March 2005 issue-“Impressions of Claude Debussy”

January/February 2005 issue-“Political Correctness Gone Amok”

November/December 2004 issue-“My Big International Family”

* October 2004 issue-Cassadaga feature

September 2004 issue-“The Growth of Belly Dance”

August 2004 issue-“Sybil: Proof that there is life after Dissociative Identity Disorder”

*July 2004 issue- DaVinci Debacle

June 2004 issue-“Survey Says…Book review on classic Dracula”