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It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll


The Rolling Stones visit Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Oct. 29 for what some are calling the state’s biggest rock show of the year. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood (along with a small army of backing musicians) are soldiering on following the recent passing of drummer Charlie Watts. They will then return to Florida for a Nov. 23 gig at Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood,  » Read more

“Santa Isybella”


Did you know?

Famous explorer Juan Ponce de Leon is believed to have discovered Sanibel Island – which he named “Santa Isybella” after Queen Isabella – in 1513 while searching for his “Fountain of Youth.”

He and his Spanish seamen battled the area’s native Calusa tribe for years trying to establish a Spanish colony.  Ponce de Leon eventually suffered a fatal arrow attack at their hands in 1521,  » Read more

Oom Pah Pah!


The 35th Annual Cape Coral Oktoberfest returns for nonstop Geman music and entertainment on October 22-24 and 29-31.

Presented by the German American Club, this lively event features three stages, two dance floors, food, sit-down dinners, a carnival area for the kids, crafts, vendors and exhibitors.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy “German Gemütlichkeit” at its finest in Southwest Florida!

For more information,  » Read more

Get Your Scarecrow On!


The 12th annual “Scarecrows in the Park” returns as part of the popular family-friendly Lakes Park Fall Festival that runs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Sunday, October 31.

Dozens of schools and local businesses will once again compete to see who will create the crowd favorite.  This year’s scarecrow theme is “Book Characters,” so don’t be surprised if you see literary friends from Dr.  » Read more

Spooky Mollusks

Vampire Squid sport a Count Dracula cloak-like dark web!


Celebrate Halloween virtually in genuine vampire-seeking fashion with Dr. José H. Leal, Ph.D., science director and curator at Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, tomorrow, October 20, at 5:00 p.m.

In his online lecture — entitled “Spooky Mollusks and Other Evils of the Deep:  A Halloween Special” — Dr. Leal will unmask the shocking lifestyles of ghastly and bloodcurdling mollusks.  » Read more

Wicked Walk


It’s time to be creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky.  Even altogether ooky.  Halloween is almost here!

Wicked Walk, a celebration of the arts in Lee County, the achievements of student artists and the unique heritage belonging to Southwest Florida with a spooky twist, will be held at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Thursday, October 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  » Read more

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