1. Officials look at the uprooted Wish Tree in the Dalí Museum's Avant-garden on Thursday in St. Petersburg. The tree was pushed over by strong winds from Hurricane Ian. Winds have uprooted the ficus tree several times since it was planted in 2011.
  2. Phil Garrett takes a photo of his girlfriend, Julie Marie Fischer, beside the new sculpture, "Home," by artist Matthew Mazzotta. The 21-foot floor-to-ceiling sculpture of a flamingo has been a popular stop for guests boarding and arriving at Tampa International Airport.
  3. Hilary Mantel, author of the "Wolf Hall" trilogy, has died at 70.
  4. Jobsite Theater's production of Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" runs through Oct. 9, 2022 in Tampa.
  5. USF professor Natalie Scenters-Zapico will be one of the poets reading in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month..
  6. Leon “Tes One” Bedore, 45, of Tampa, poses for a portrait in front of his piece, "Midnight Marauder," right,  in St. Petersburg. This piece is exhibited with several other works of his art at the Morean Arts Center in a solo show entitled "Good Intentions: A Retrospective of Catchin' Wreck by Tes One."
  7. Jonathan Escoffery, author of "If I Survive You," grew up in Miami.
  8. Actor Corin Nemec is moving to the Tampa Bay area to make independent movies.
  9. 'Highlander' actor Adrian Paul, left, will be bringing his traveling swordplay course, 'The Sword Experience', right, to Tampa on Saturday.
  10. Artist Ricky Watts of San Francisco works on a sunset-inspired mural on The Factory, St. Pete during Shine Mural Festival in 2021. A news release sent Tuesday by The Factory said “inaccurate social media posts” saying the arts destination would close were made in error and were the result of a “miscommunication.”
  11. From left to right, puppeteers, Ryan Sturm, Ashley Lord, Spencer Meyers and Julia Rifino, perform with their puppets during a rehearsal performance at the Jaeb Theater at The Straz on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Tampa.

The adults-only musical features actors and puppets. It tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q.
  12. Gregory Bedore loved bluegrass music and fishing trips with his brothers. During his life, he collected hundreds of handmade guitars and German cameras.
  13. Vanessa Riley's new historical novel is "Murder at Westminster."
  14. St. Petersburg artist Jason Hackenwerth's massive balloon sculptures are on display in "Darkmatter," his solo exhibition at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas in Largo.
  15. Kelsey Decker and Gilbert King's Bone Valley podcast is a deep dive into the 1987 murder of Michelle Schofield and whether her convicted husband is innocent.
  16. The cast of American Stage's production of "Green Day's American Idiot," running through Oct. 2, 2022.
  17. Adam Sandler in the Netflix special "100% Fresh." Sandler brings his blend of comedy and music to Tampa's Amalie Arena on Nov. 6, 2022.
  18. A Joseph Mozier marble statue on display during free museum day at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg was a part of the annual Arts Alive! event in St. Petersburg in 2013, which annually coincides with the Smithsonian's Free Museum Day. It will be held this year on Sept. 17.
  19. After a scary couple of years dealing with a pandemic, Central Florida is back in the horror business for the 2022 Halloween season.
  20. Susan Allen, 71, brings her husband, Richard Rolfes, 88, to the Chihuly Collection’s Mille Fiori piece at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg. They joined the Memory Mornings tour, which gives caregivers such as Susan, and her husband, Richard, who lives with Alzheimer's and dementia, the opportunity to tour the arts center and complete an art activity.
  21. Sir Henry himself, owner Zach Glaros, poses near one of his custom-made haunted houses in 2019. There are three outdoor haunted mazes to choose from at the Plant City attraction.
  22. Hallie, CJ and John Twomey. After CJ Twomey killed himself, more than 1,000 strangers volunteered to help spread his ashes around the world. That story is told through the documentary "Scattering CJ."
  23. Flags representing man Hispanic countries fly above the field at The Lake House in Hernando County. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
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