Friday, March 10, 2023

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SWFL condo owners seeing skyrocketing insurance renewal increases

If you own a condo, you know that the cost of living in it is skyrocketing in Florida. As a result, many condo owners are seeing their insurance renewals increase by 40% or more.

Venomous man o’ wars found washed up on Sanibel beach

Six venomous man o’ wars were washed up at the Blind Pass beach on Sanibel.

Man o’ wars are closely related to the jellyfish. They’re a type of siphonophore that pack a potentially deadly sting.

Souls in a storage warehouse: Author BA Shapiro on ‘Metropolis’

Sometimes it takes a while for a novel to come together.

BA Shapiro’s been entertaining various story ideas for her current book for the past 40 years. But when she read about the Metropolitan Storage Warehouse in the Boston Globe, she knew she had the final piece of the puzzle and could finally write her novel.

Boxing youth gala set for March 10 at Collaboratory

The inaugural SJC Boxing Youth Mentoring Gala will be held at 7 p.m.Friday, March 10 at Collaboratory in Fort Myers.

A benefit for the youth mentoring program, the event will celebrate the historic boxing gym and its iconic trainer, Steve Canton, and their contributions to boxing and the Southwest Florida community. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn and support the youth and amateur programs at SJC. Special guests from the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame will be in attendance.

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SWFL premiere of ‘Pass Over’ by Antionette Chinonye Nwandu opens March 31

The Laboratory Theater of Florida will present the Southwest Florida premiere of Antionette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed play “Pass Over” from March 31 through April 16.

Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner, talking trash, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space with his own agenda and derails their plans. Pass Over exposes the unquestionable human spirit of young men stuck in a cycle and looking for a way out.

This is a rare piece of politically charged theater by a bold new American voice.

Today in History

  • 1982 - The United States bans Libyan oil imports, because of the continued support of terrorism.

  • 1969 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King and is sentenced to 99 years in jail.

  • 1948 - Author Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott) dies in a fire at Highland Hospital.

  • 1945 - American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, killing 100,000.

  • 1933 - Nevada becomes the first U.S. state to regulate drugs.

  • 1924 - The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a New York state law forbidding late-night work for women.

  • 1893 - New Mexico State University cancels its first graduation ceremony, because the only graduate was robbed and killed the night before.

  • 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call to Thomas Watson saying “Watson, come here. I need you.”