Arts

Arts and culture

My guest this episode is Cole Peacock. Cole’s lived in Ft. Myers since the early 80's. His family is Fifth generation Floridians. His better half is Rachel, and they have three children: Sterling, Hannah, and Jackson, two of which are all grown up, and Jackson’s getting there fast. Over the years Cole’s worn lots of different hats - he’s been a corporate executive and consultant, he’s co-founder of Game Nation Theme Parks, and he spent many years in the world of politics, from running campaigns for other candidates to being one himself when he ran for state house a few years back. If I tried to list all the business and organizations Cole’s been involved with I’d be here all day...like I said, LOTS of different hats. But, besides all of that he and his wife Rachel, and their whole family, are my old friends from waaaay back.

My guest this episode is Cole Peacock. Cole’s lived in Ft. Myers since the early 80's. His family is Fifth generation Floridians. His better half is Rachel, and they have three children: Sterling, Hannah, and Jackson, two of which are all grown up, and Jackson’s getting there fast. Over the years Cole’s worn lots of different hats - he’s been a corporate executive and consultant, he’s co-founder of Game Nation Theme Parks, and he spent many years in the world of politics, from running campaigns for other candidates to being one himself when he ran for state house a few years back. If I tried to list all the business and organizations Cole’s been involved with I’d be here all day...like I said, LOTS of different hats. But, besides all of that he and his wife Rachel, and their whole family, are my old friends from waaaay back.

Courtesy of Alliance for the Arts

Summertime is often associated with a dearth of art offerings as music organizations and theater companies go on hiatus before opening their new seasons in the fall.  However, that’s not the case at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers where staff have been busy organizing an ambitious schedule of gallery exhibitions, workshops, and classes for kids, teens and adults alike!  From visual and performing arts summer camp opportunities to workshops on drawing, painting, photography and more, the organization’s Director of Operations and Education, Brandi Couse, brings us a closer look at everything the Alliance has to offer for you and your family this summer.

Theatre Conspiracy is currently running productions of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic drama, “A Raisin in the Sun,” at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers.  The story and its themes tackle hard truths about racism, segregation, and socioeconomic mobility through the story of a black family’s experience moving into a prosperous white neighborhood in 1950s Chicago.  

The saga of the freighter El Faro became news when its captain ventured into the path of Hurricane Joaquin in 2015. Thirty-three people died after it sank to the bottom of the Atlantic. But the crew of another freighter fared very differently. And a Clearwater-based Coast Guard unit was instrumental in their rescue.

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