Elvis Presley Record – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Stefano Chiacchiarini ’74 Gene Kennedy was only 9 years old when the 1977 Lincoln Mark V was produced, but the one he’s currently repairing isn’t just any old vehicle. “What makes it really rare is that this is the last known purchased vehicle that Elvis ever
Juneteenth Parade – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Tippman98x Juneteenth, referencing June 19, marks the day that Galveston, Texas saw the arrival of Union soldiers in 1865 with news that the American Civil War had ended and those who were enslaved were now free. There were approximately 250,000 enslaved people in Texas that year alone.
Memorabilia Fest Gulfport, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SevenMaps Ken Breslauer, who’s written several books on the Sunshine State’s mid-century tourism and its long-vanished roadside attractions, believes he truly understands why native Floridians, like him, treasure Florida memories that no longer exist. “It’s funny how as you grow up you develop this loyalty
Kenny G Performing Palm Beach County — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Joe Seer Springtime has arrived on the Palm Beaches, and there are always cultural and art events for guests to enjoy. Here are three fun ideas for the upcoming week thanks to the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, the official support agency for culture
Fort Pickens, Pensacola, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Krumpelman Photography The history of the Sunshine State goes far back. In 1559, about 6 years before the founding of St. Augustine, Florida, a group of Spanish settlers and explorers, led by famous explorer Tristan de Luna, dropped anchor in what would become Pensacola Bay. Here, they
Strawberry Shortcake — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Kean G Florida loves its Key lime pie, but now the state has a new dessert. Strawberry shortcake with natural Florida dairy topping will officially become the Sunshine State’s dessert after Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday at the festival that celebrates the fruit. Current Attorney
Shipwreck — Courtesy: Shutterstock — timsimages.uk A 19th-century whaler shipwreck has been found in a deep-sea dive off of Florida’s coast. Video showing a ballast, anchor, bottles, and a stove resting on the ocean floor was released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on February 25. The rusted iron anchor can be seen
Jim Morrison, The Doors — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Blueee77 One of rock’s classic icons—Jim Morrison, spent his childhood and humble beginnings in Melbourne, Florida, before he skyrocketed to legendary status. As his father was in flight training during World War Two—now Melbourne Orlando International Airport—Morrison was born at the now nonexistent Brevard Hospital in 1943.
Southwest Florida Event Center — Special to the News-Press The Southwest Florida Event Center will have a rockin’ start when it relaunches in Bonita Springs on March 25 with an ensemble concert called “It Was 50 Years Ago Today.” Legendary rockstars Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, and some members of top classic rock bands Chicago, Badfinger,
Florida State Fair — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Noah Densmore Tampa has been home to the Florida State Fair since 1915. The fair is a collection of the Sunshine State’s best agricultural achievements, the U.S.’s largest midway, and all things deep-fried. The fair opens on Thursday and runs through Feb. 21. Florida’s mild weather usually makes