1. Halloween on Central, haunted houses and other Halloween events dominate the Top 15 events this week.
  2. Tangela Chipman of Dundee lets her Lexus sedan drift backward in neutral while exploring Spook Hill with her girlfriends, Dal Brown and Edwina Brown, of Wilmington, N.C., on Oct. 12, 2021, in Lake Wales. The attraction is close to the Bok Tower and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  3. Alex and Purr are two of many animals hoping to find fur-ever homes.
  4. Bran Castle is the Transylvanian fortress connected to the Dracula myth.
  5. Daisy and Luke at two of many young pets available for adoption this week.
  6. Stormy Daniels and Justin Loupe, stars of the Spooky Babe Show, visit Safety Harbor eatery and movie theater Gigglewaters in September.
  7. David Bulit is the urban explorer and photographer behind Clockwise from top left:  The inside of St. Petersburg's historic downtown YMCA, an Ybor City cigar factory, the Moulton & Kyle Funeral Home in Jacksonville and the Kellogg Mansion in Dunedin.
  8. Come Out St. Pete offers four National Coming Out Day events to help LGBTQ+ individuals come out of the closet with pride and comfort. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]
  9. Tampa Bay Times reporter Paul Guzzo, left, and actor and filmmaker Joe Davison search for signs of paranormal activity at the Cuban Club in Ybor City. After mysterious sightings and reports from staff, the Cuban Club is considered by some to be one of Tampa Bay's most haunted buildings.
  10. Morgan & Morgan's "Size Matters" billboard, left, seen along U.S. 19. It's identical to one placed along Interstate 275 a few miles down the highway from the Berlin Law Firm's "BETTER IS BETTER" ad, right.
  11. Adrian and Boomer are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  12. This home where the 1990 fantasy romance film "Edward Scissorhands" was made at 1774 Tinsmith Circle, in Lutz, has been converted into a private museum dedicated to the movie by the home’s new owners, Joey and Sharon Licalzi.
  13. While excess cannabis consumption by canines is not new, cases are growing as more states legalize the drug, and its use becomes more widespread, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
  14. Conway and Gunther are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  15. DeAnna Marie Stinson, a 50-year-old accountant from Tampa, has been arrested after authorities say she tried to arrange a hit on the spouse of her former lover on the dark web, according to federal authorities.
  16. Marvel actor and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista holds Penny, his newly adopted puppy from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. She was found with a metal chain embedded in her neck that required surgery. Batista offered $5,000 reward for information on the abuser, and celebrity friends and others have added more than $7,000 more.
  17. A child holds up a pumpkin for his mother at the Harvest Moon Farm and Corn Maze in Masaryktown in Hernando County. [Luis Santana | Times]
  18. Anita and the three Mouseketeers are all looking for loving homes.
  19. The Progressive Pride intersection mural in St. Pete's Grand Central district, located at Central Avenue and 25th Street. The Grand Central and Edge districts will turn into a car-free zone for Halloween.
  20. Inclusivitea, the new sex-friendly tea shop, is located in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District.
  21. Eric Clapton will take the stage at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Saturday.
  22. Chrissy and Little Willie are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  23. Oktoberfest celebrations start this week in the Tampa Bay area.