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  • Florida travel calendar for Oct. 27-Nov. 2

    Florida travel calendar for Oct. 27-Nov. 2
    Apalachicola: The 51st Annual Florida Seafood Festival celebrates the bounty of the sea at the mouth of the Apalachicola River under the oaks of Battery Park on Oct. 31-Nov. 1. On the agenda are arts and crafts, musical entertainment, oyster eating and oyster shucking contests, blue crab races, 5K, Blessing of the Fleet, parade and more. Admission is free on Friday and costs $5 on Saturday (children 12 and under are free). For information, visit floridaseafoodfestival.com.
  • Pumpkins rule Halloween homestretch

    Pumpkins rule Halloween homestretch
    Good grief, Charlie Brown, where's the pumpkin patch? Well, there's a website for that. At pumpkinpatchesandmore.org you will find a guide to local church and community sites that have dedicated lots for the gorgeous orange orbs. In the meantime, let's...

    Mayo: The gay marriage debate, as seen by an 8-year-old

    Reprint of my Sunday column on the latest Florida developments of the gay-marriage debate, and how this issue looks to the eyes of a child (in this case, my 8-year-old daughter): The march toward marriage equality in Florida took another step last week....

    Lurie Garden's maturing beauty

    Lurie Garden's maturing beauty
    Shrouded in fog, the meadowy garden in the city starts to reveal itself, with startling shots of purples and blues in an impressionistic sea of greens, as the sun begins to poke through. A tall, sturdy man with ruddy complexion and silvery hair...

    Debra Messing's talents misfire in 'The Mysteries of Laura'

    Debra Messing's talents misfire in 'The Mysteries of Laura'
    Last year, NBC came at the fall with "The Blacklist," a series smartly leveraging certain narrative trends (quasi-criminal genius seeking redemption) to showcase the talents of popular television star James Spader. The result? Bull's-eye. This year, NBC...