Classically trained painter Nicholas Petrucci has dedicated much of his artist’s life to portrait painting. He recently embarked on a new project, painting portraits for a single cause. What resulted was Guardians of the Everglades, a series of 10 portraits of people that he sees as the protectors of the Everglades.
In celebration of Lake Placid’s recent accolade as being named America’s Most Interesting Town by Reader’s Digest, the Tour Lake Placid Society hosted a premier screening of WLRN’s Weird Florida: On the Road at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Co-op.
Show times were 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. It started out with a full house of 68 people, the second showing had 55, and the third had 44 for a total of 167 people who watched the video. Everyone loved it. There was a drawing for a free book and DVD, which was later donated to the Lake Placid Public Library.
From the shadows of Ashley’s Restaurant fans gathered for a Big Weird Florida Bash !!
Over 100 people showed up for a special screening of the new episode of WLRN’s Weird Florida: On the Road Again. This event took place at Florida’s well-known haunted eatery, Ashley’s Restaurant which lasted until 11pm. In addition to the screening, there was live music, a real séance led by The Great Cindini, and a remote broadcast on Spookhunters Radio from America’s skeptical ghost hunter Owen Sliter. Books and DVDs were sold as well as a raffle for giveaways.
Every year, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in America’s shelters.
“Shelter Me” is an inspiring series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories.
“Shelter Me” focuses on the success stories to bring more people into the shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance.
With stories ranging from adopted shelter dogs now volunteering at local hospitals to a family choosing a new feline friend to join their lives, “Shelter Me” emphasizes all of the positive work these animals contribute to the world.
Marine biologist Danni Washington fell in love with the ocean at 6 years old. She knew then that she would one day do something related to our saline waters. As founder of the Big Blue and You, she educates children about our oceans and why we need to protect them. For her everything in the ocean is in perfect balance… until humans get involved.
Lysa and Reuven Benami had plans to retire, but instead opened Mother Ocean Key Largo. Their funky consignment shop sells everything nautical – fishing gear, motorboat parts, ocean themed art and more. This shop is now one of Key Largo’s most popular stops, keeping Lysa and Reuven busier than ever.
Bob Roth left Miami Beach for Davie over 40 years ago to open New River Groves where he sold oranges and other fruit. Little did he know that Key lime pies would put him on the map! We visit Bob at New River Groves , a charming store that’s reminiscent of life in the 50’s and 60’s.
Florida’s Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson busy on the set of ‘ASHLEY’S SHADOW” a film based on his novel by the same name. The movie is set in 1934 and centers around the real-life unsolved murder of Ethel Allen, a nineteen-year-old local who was found brutally murdered on the shores of the nearby Indian River.
Andrew Hevia is a filmmaker from Miami. His films have been screened at festivals world wide, on the internet and on televisions across the country. Rising Tide is his first feature length documentary. He studied visual arts at the acclaimed New World School of the Arts, where he made experimental films and several narrative shorts.
Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists documentary features seven visual artists including: Jen Stark, the artist who burst onto the art scene with her meticulously crafted paper sculptures; Venessa Monokian, a photographer and microsculptor whose carefully constructed video works are enigmatic and mesmerizing while her small scale sculptures are playful and inviting; Justin Long and ‘Meatball Lorie’ , an art duo called “Funner Projects” who have built a 14 foot mechanized crossbow that launches a 2 x 4 at over 14
WLRN Public Television has been honored with the nomination of three documentaries and two promotion videos by The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a prestigious nonprofit organization committed to honoring excellence in television.