Emily Hoover

O Little Armored One

Submitted by Emily Hoover | ehoover@flagler.edu

The following is a poem submitted to the Creative Section by Emily Hoover. The Gargoyle is currently excepting submissions of creative works including but not limited to: creative writing, fine art, graphic illustrations, multimedia, and photography.

Locals remember 9/11 as anniversary approaches

For Richard Glover, who worked as a firefighter in New York City for 26 years, anniversaries are bittersweet.

Even though Glover and his wife, Janet, retired to Palm Coast, Fla., five or six years ago, the wounds of Sept. 11, 2001, have not yet healed.

Alligator Farm reptile charmers accept risky job

By Emily Hoover | ehoover@flagler.edu
Photos and captions by Angela Daidone

For Jim Darlington, assistant curator of reptiles at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm, facing danger on a daily basis is just part of the job.

“When you know what you’re doing, you can put yourself in danger,” Darlington, who has worked at the zoological park for 17 years, said. “When I’m in [the alligator lagoon] working with the animals, I always have to be on my toes.”