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Theaters prepare for premieres; streaming serves fresh offerings

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There have been a few silver screen holdout films that have not been given the green light to go to streaming and it looks like they will soon get their chance — albeit postponed — to finally come to a theater near you. With theaters starting to open their doors there will be some movies coming out that you can’t […]

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FLORIDA’S KILLER TOADS

The invasive cane toads, also called ‘Bufos,’ remain a deadly threat to pets.


THOSE WHO REGULARLY HEAR JOHN Davis, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and WGCU’s “Gulf Coast Live” public radio broadcasts from Marco Island north to Sarasota, may have noticed a darkening in the typically warm timbre of his voice early in May. For good reason. Mr. Davis had been relaxing at home — he lives in a condominium complex on a crowded […]

How a community approach makes wellness everyone’s responsibility



When it comes to wellness, you are not alone — although you used to be. While public health officials in Florida wrangle with the new coronavirus alongside the old chronic diseases, there’s some work going on behind the scenes to move beyond public health to a new model to help people become more resilient. This new model is called community […]

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Paradise INTERRUPTED

Miami filmmaker shoots love letter to closed Key West


For 66 days this spring, life in Key West was a series of oddities and abnormalities. The pool at Dante’s, normally overflowing with a tangled mess of bronzed limbs and string bikinis, was devoid of its soggy spring breakers. The legendary sunset at Mallory Square descended on an empty plaza, no artists or tourists allowed to congregate to enjoy the […]

Missing the theater? Here are the latest flicks to stream from home



The movie industry has been on lockdown, like many businesses, as have theaters who screen films the studios produce. Many film companies expecting large theatrical debuts have moved their premieres to an online format, so offerings have been plentiful for the average viewer from home. Pretty soon though, if you are doing the math, there will be less available for […]

Two girls thumb it cross-country in new comic drama

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 “Thumb Luck: A Short Novel,” by Fay Ellen Graetz. 259 pages. Paperback, $9.99. A free ride may not always take you where you want to go, but in Fay Ellen Graetz’s “Thumb Luck: A Short Novel,” the ride in question sure results in one heck of a misadventure. We meet Maureen “Mo” Wagner and Crystal Jablonski in the middle of […]

Step up for Round 4 of our Writing Challenge



Welcome to Round 4 of the Florida Weekly Writing Challenge, in which we hope to inspire the writers among you to craft short stories based on photo prompts selected by our editors. Here’s how the challenge works: For Round 4, you have until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 21, to send us your original fiction using either or both of the […]

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