Long-haired country boy comin’ to casino

The Charlie Daniels Band and the Marshall Tucker Band perform live at Seminole Casino Immokalee on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. The Punta Gorda-based Jack Michael Band opens the concert. Showtime for the outdoor event is 8 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are on sale now for $55, with a limited number of VIP seats for $125 including seating in […]

The Isles of Collier Preserve… where residents celebrate nature and active living

The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities is an award-winning master-planned community inspired by nature, informed by historic references to the classic southern coastal architecture of Old Naples, and designed to accommodate an active lifestyle that is connected to nature. Just four miles east of downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve provides residents with a stunningly […]

Moorings Park Grande Lake designed for next generation of residents

Information luncheon planned for October 5

Moorings Park Grande Lake, the new Life Plan Community being developed by Moorings Park and London Bay Homes, is inviting the public to a special event aimed at introducing the new community. The informational luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 5, at 11:30 a.m., at the Moorings Park Grande Lake Sales Gallery. Those wishing to attend need to RSVP […]

The show must go on

IT’S A WELL-KNOWN THEATER adage: The show must go on. But whoever coined that phrase must not have ever had to deal with a monster hurricane and its effects: flooding, water and wind damage, evacuated casts and staff, lack of power, phone and internet service. But the phrase does accurately describe the willing spirit of theater folk to continue on, […]

Broadway Palm offers production of ‘Pippin’

Would you settle for a happy but simple life or risk everything for a singular flash of glory? That’s what young prince Pippin must decide in Broadway Palm’s production of “Pippin.” Directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, “Pippin” premiered at the Imperial Theater on Oct. 23, 1972, and ran for 1,944 performances before closing on June 12, 1977. It was […]

Who needs batteries when you have multiple boxes of Cap’n Crunch?


I wanted to meet Anderson Cooper and get a selfie with him, I really did — but I was too busy stuffing my face with hurricane food. The silver fox, in all his handsome glory, was wearing his signature tight, black disaster T-shirt, highlighting his perfectly sculpted biceps, as he broadcast live on CNN just two blocks from my condo. […]

Part 2: The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge

Round two of the 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge continues with the photo prompt you see here. So far more than 120 writers have submitted their original short stories inspired by the image. Here’s how the challenge works: We want your original narrative fiction using this picture as the starting point. Keep it to 750 words, please, and no poetry, […]

Florida’s soul music heritage comes alive, as do its makers


For a scholarly enterprise, this book is notable for its high energy and conversational tone. One can feel author John Capouya’s obvious excitement over the opportunity to celebrate the dazzling contributions of those in the art and business of soul music. A sizeable group of talented and inventive characters make longer or shorter appearances in this lively slice of Florida’s […]


THEATER Buyer & Cellar – By Theatre Conspiracy at 8 p.m. Oct. 6-7 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 939-2787 or www.ArtIn- Lee.org/Theatre. The Odd Couple: Female Version – By Broadway Palm Theatre through Oct. 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278- 4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Outside Mullingar – By Florida Repertory Theatre through […]

From sushi to steak, Wasabi at Miromar Outlets honors Japanese roots

The first thing you notice about Wasabi Japanese Steak House & Sushi Lounge in Estero is that it doesn’t look like the typical teppanyaki restaurant. There’s not an ink painting or calligraphy scroll in sight. Wasabi has a more modern, less culturally specific décor. A partial wall of streaming water that’s lit cobalt blue separates the teppanyaki or hibachi grill […]