THE RACE FOR YOUR NEXT GOVERNOR IS STILL ... NECK & NECK
ALEX SINK AND RICK SCOTT FIGHT TO DEFINE THEMSELVES AND FLORIDA’S FUTURE
Claude Kirk remembers when Florida’s Republican Party was little more than a collection of hoity-toity, cuff linkwearing fat cats who caucused at the country club and cared more about the cocktail party than the Tea Party. Full Story
'Wack-o’-lanterns' spring from traditional pumpkin carving
Peyton McGovern, 9, has changed her mind many times about her choice of Halloween costumes this year. Last Saturday, at the Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church in Fort Myers, she implored her mother to let her be Minnie Mouse. She also plans to help carve a pumpkin with her twin brother. Full Story
The business of kayaking
Back when sex was safe, kayaking used to be dangerous, the old-timers say — but now everything’s changed.
Now you can sit eyeball-to-eyeball or bellybutton-to-brine with the sea or estuary, or glide so far up fresh water that even the bass have to get out and walk, all as safely as you can sit in your living room. Full Story
Southwest Florida refinery Algenol unveiled
With the opening of a 40,000-squarefoot research facility in southern Lee County, Algenol Biofuels took a key step in its development plan to eventually produce billions of gallons of ethanol. Full Story
MUMMIES GIVE NEW MEANING TO ‘LIVE’ MUSIC AT FUNK FEST
FUNK FEST WILL BLAST DOWN THE STREETS OF PUNTA GORDA NOV. 6 as talents of three musical groups hit the stage from 4:30 p.m. into the wee hours.
And that’s probably when the music really comes alive,
as the music of Here Come the Mummies resonates
throughout downtown. Full Story
Unraveling the secret of the mummies… or not
In a late-night Q&A e-mail exchange,
Florida Weekly caught up with Here Come the Mummies band member Java Mummy. Java? Perhaps mummies never sleep.
First things first, Mr. Mummy set the record straight about the common assumption that members of the band are musicians in disguise. Full Story