1. A new nighttime show debuted Tuesday at Epcot called “Luminous The Symphony of Us,” with fireworks, dancing fountains, lasers and lights, along with two original songs plus new arrangements of iconic Disney hits.
  2. Children walk past the Overstreet House, a two-story pioneer-era farmhouse constructed of native heart pine at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village in Dade City.
  3. Carpenter Jeffrey Cain builds a seven-foot Star of David at his home workshop in Clearwater for the Chabad of Clearwater's Hanukkah celebration to be hosted on Dec 7 at Coachman Park. The event will have performances by the Nerdy Noah Show, live music, a Hebrew school performance, latkes, doughnuts, dreidels, a visit from Tampa Bay Lightning’s ThunderBug, and a chocolate gelt drop with the Clearwater Fire Department.
  4. Nicole Gossett holds a photograph of her professional wrestling grandfather, Eddie Gossett, beating on another wrestler as her wrestling father, Mike Gossett, stands on the ring apron.
  5. The city of Clearwater's Elf on the Shelf relaxes on a beach.
  6. The exterior of Dairy Inn on Nov. 30, 2023.
  7. The exterior of the Leiman House in Tampa.
  8. At Clearwater's Blackwell Auctions on Dec. 9, 2023, this photo will be offered for sale. It was taken by Dick Zimmerman, and is an original Polaroid test photo of Michael Jackson taken less than a minute before the photographer shot the version of the pose that producer Quincy Jones recommended for the legendary ‘Thriller’ LP’s cover.
  9. An aerial drone view of the former dog racing track and score board at Derby Lane, 10490 Gandy Blvd. N. Almost three years after greyhound racing ended, the track is now filled in with grass and is remarkably well tended to.
  10. A basket of gator bites is displayed at The Blue Gator in Hernando.
  11. Gary Mills, along with his great-grandson Sylar Geiger, takes a moment inside the taxidermy shop that Mills runs on Aug. 21 in Hernando.
  12. President John F. Kennedy's motorcade travels along Lafayette Street where it splits off from Grand Central (now named Kennedy Boulevard) in Tampa on Nov. 18, 1963. Four days later, his assassination in Dallas shocked the nation.
  13. An old photograph of workers at Morgan Cigar Building, which is now home to Gulf Tile and Gulf Cabinetry offices, seen in the stairway of the building in Tampa.
  14. A White Rose Saloon jug is on display in the new exhibit “Decade of Change: Florida in the 1920s” at the Tampa Bay History Center in Tampa.
  15. Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy Sean O’Brien places a carnation by his name on a memorial wall honoring area veterans at Palm Harbor Middle School during the 39th annual Veterans Day Salute hosted on Friday, Nov 10, 2023, at the school in Palm Harbor. O’Brien, who is the school’s student resource officer, served with the U.S. Navy between 1992-1995.
  16. A wall was painted white on Tampa's Santaella Cigar Factory building’s exterior. It angered historic preservationists but will be removed.
  17. Records say that the lost College Hill Cemetery is located under an empty plot of land that used as a parking lot for Italian Club Cemetery.
  18. Actress Evelyn Fariss wed nine different men, one twice, three had Tampa connections, and most ended in or included scandal.
  19. Red Pigeon Discus fish seen in an aquarium at Segrest Farms in Gibsonton on Tuesday, October 26, 2023.
  20. Pianist Kenny Haelsig performs at the Harry Waugh Dessert Room inside Bern’s Steak House in Tampa on Oct. 11, 2023.
  21. A close look at a strange metallic object that Capital Pawn Gold & Jewelry Buyers owner Joe Cacciatore says might be an ancient alien artifact.
  22. Cho-Cho the Health Clown was a popular performer who traveled the nation from the 1920s through the 1940s to promote good health and hygiene to children. But, today, he might be considered a scary clown. He has recently been a popular topic on Facebook pages dedicated to Tampa history.
  23. We suggest some locally inspired Halloween costume ideas.
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