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Photo courtesy of Chris Daniels

With the stage name of Chris Daniels, a Southwest Florida hip-hop artist is hoping his music will get people to stop living in fear and get out and follow their passion.

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Daniels moved to Southwest Florida to attend Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011 and decided to stay. He writes about his experiences and the things he deals with in day-to-day life, which makes his music special — and relatable.

Rachel Iacovone / WGCU

The Florida Everblades are in it to win it – still. “It” being the ECHL Kelly Cup.

Joe Cox tied up the last game for the Blades with a breakaway goal in the first period. But, the forward’s sixth goal of the playoffs couldn’t stop the Colorado Eagles from winning the game 4-2.

“After the loss, I kind of went into the locker room, and we were like, ‘Okay, the game’s over. Let’s start preparing for next game. Leave what was in the past in the past,'" Cox said. "And, that was our mindset."

Rachel Iacovone / WGCU

Days away from the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season and days after subtropical storm Alberto made landfall in Florida, Everglades City was still trying to piece itself back together, more than eight months after Hurricane Irma.

Gambusia

Jun 1, 2018
Katja Schulz via Flickr Creative Commons

The return of the summer rainy season has provided a reprieve from dangerous drought conditions, but also heralds the return of thick swarms of mosquitos.  In an effort to combat the blood-sucking insects, on June 2, Hillsborough County Mosquito Control officials will be giving residents free gambusia to place in pools, retention ponds and fountains.  Also known as “mosquito fish,” the gambusia are voracious cons

Eastwood ENCORE

May 25, 2018
Peter Massas via Flickr Creative Commons

In this week’s encore essay from News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams, she recalls several months spent caring for a rather charismatic specimen from Southwest Florida’s avian community and the mixed emotions that come with the transition from a helpless fledgling into a self-sufficient adult slowly drawn back to his wild roots.

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