Category: History

“Crown Jewel of Fort Myers Beach!” McKeown Authors First-Ever Mound House Book

“Crown Jewel of Fort Myers Beach!” McKeown Authors First-Ever Mound House Book

By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com While the iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach traces its history back over 2,000 years to the ancient Calusa Indians, the first-ever publication about the museum complex is brand new! Noted author Patrick McKeown recently released “The Mound House: The Crown Jewel of Fort Myers Beach!” McKeown is Professor Emeritus in […]

Shangri-La Springs Offers Organic Garden Tours

Shangri-La Springs Offers Organic Garden Tours

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2020) – Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, is again offering organic garden tours twice a week. The one-hour tours are led by Cecelia Morales, organic garden manager, and include a sensory-based walking tour around the garden’s subtropical, tropical, annual and perennial crops and orchard with information […]

Mound House Marks 5th Anniversary!

Mound House Marks 5th Anniversary!

New Book & Store Sale Celebrate Milestone By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com The iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach, one of Southwest Florida’s most historic attractions and destinations, commemorated the 5th anniversary of its opening as a cultural and environmental learning center on November 14. It traces its roots back to the ancient Calusa of over […]

2020 General Election Information And Guides: Important Information For Registered Voters In Lee County

2020 General Election Information And Guides: Important Information For Registered Voters In Lee County

The general election is rapidly approaching and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect Lee County, voters are encouraged to prepare as they head to the polls. Deciding how to vote ahead of time will minimize last-minute stress on the election system. Lee County will vote on more than just the presidency. Residents will also […]

Tampa Museum Of Art Celebrates Stories Of Women

Tampa Museum Of Art Celebrates Stories Of Women

Tampa, FL – The Tampa Museum of Art opens a brand new exhibition, HerStory: Stories of Ancient Heroines and Everyday Women. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, the exhibition explores the story of women in the ancient world through the depictions of goddesses, heroines, mythological characters, and everyday women in the Museum’s collection of classical antiquities. […]

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Launches Virtual Tour

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Launches Virtual Tour

BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE RESERVATION, Fla.  (June 25, 2020) – The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum announced today the highly anticipated release of its first virtual tour.  Although the Museum is currently closed to the public, visitors from anywhere can now view the permanent and temporary exhibits that help share the Seminole story.  “We are committed to […]

Florida History: Ku Klux Klan exposed

Florida History: Ku Klux Klan exposed Florida History: Ku Klux Klan exposed

Stetson Kennedy is known for being an author of several books and exposing the Ku Klux Klan. For more Florida history, check out Florida Time, a weekly column and newsletter that features Sunshine State everything. Sign up by texting FLORIDATIME to 33777. Stetson Kennedy appeared to be a proud member of the Ku Klux Klan […]

Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed

Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member . If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage further. File photo of a Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral. Credit: SpaceX Range […]

Rapid COVID-19 testing slowly ramping up in Florida

Rapid COVID-19 testing slowly ramping up in Florida Rapid COVID-19 testing slowly ramping up in Florida

Comprehensive rapid COVID-19 testing has been the holy grail in tracking the disease and is a pivotal component in plans to get the grounded economy up-and-running. Yet, in Florida, as elsewhere across the country, testing for the disease is episodic and restricted. Eligibility for a test requires permission from a personal physician, hospital physician or […]

Florida State Rep. Kristin Jacobs dies of cancer

Florida State Rep. Kristin Jacobs dies of cancer Florida State Rep. Kristin Jacobs dies of cancer

By: WCTV Eyewitness News TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The environmentally focused Florida state Representative Kristin Jacobs has died after a bout with colon cancer. The Democrat from Broward county was 60 years old. She began her political career in 1998 as a county commissioner in Broward. Her time there lasted 16 years before she moved […]

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