We are officially heading into autumn, which is one of my favorite seasons. 🍁 It can seem like a melancholy time of year with the changes in nature, but I always feel a sense of gratitude and contentment.
October is also Emotional Wellness Month, which reminds us to disconnect and take time out. Take a walk, gather on the porch, sit by the ocean, read a book, visit a pumpkin patch. Whether autumn causes you to feel dread about shorter days and darker nights or excitement about all things pumpkin spice, I hope you find time to embrace and enjoy this season of change.
Many blessings,
- Dean Burnside, President
A huge thanks to all those who supported the 2nd Annual Casting for the Kids event at Evie’s Spanish Point! Almost $50,000 was raised, doubling last year’s amount. The fishing tournament and events are part of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in memory of our own Clayton Van Landuyt (Good News General Manager Matt Van Landuyt’s son) and benefiting the Dancing with Clayton Foundation. The funds will help provide financial support to many families as they struggle through the devastating journey of battling childhood cancer.
2021 Casting for the Kids
Mosquitoes develop in water that stands for more than five days. To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, eliminate all standing water and debris. Here are some spots where water can collect or where poor maintenance can cause problems.

Our Mosquito Protection Program creates No Bite Zones on your property without harming the mosquitoes!
While wasps will occasionally trouble humans eating all year round, they get more aggressive in the autumn – even if it doesn’t feel like autumn to us! Sometime between late August and early October, the queen stops laying eggs. She also stops emitting the pheromones that drive the workers wasps. It’s kind of like a forced retirement.
A great deal of research about insects is accomplished thanks to amateur entomologists. Scientists are often out and about exploring the environment and looking for new samples of existing and potentially new species. But you wouldn’t believe how many species are still undiscovered!
The same gene editing technology that led to fast result COVID-19 tests and a potential cure for Sickle Cell Anemia could also be used to make us virtually invisible to the biting pests we have to deal with. Recently, scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have begun some new experiments, and they think the technology could make Aedes aegypti mosquitoes “human-blind.”
This cake is ideal for baking on the weekend and then eating a slice every evening (or morning!) throughout the week. The reduced cider incorporated into the batter and soaked into the warm cake makes it taste just like a farmstand cider doughnut!
Almost, Maine
Spend a magical evening in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine where the residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and comical ways.
September 24 – October 10
Venice Theatre
1st Annual Family Fun Day
A day of fun to benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County. Bring the family for live music, food, fishing contest, duffy boat rides, kayaks, dunk tank, yard games and more!
October 16, 2021
9:00am – 1:00pm
Jiggs Landing, Bradenton
Jazz at the Cabaret - Jeff Rupert Quartet
Saxophonist Jeff Rupert is the Director of Jazz Studies at University of Central Florida. He is featured soloist on dozens of recordings with artists such as, Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, Dianne Schuur, Mel Torme and on Benny Carter’s Grammy winning CD, Harlem Renaissance.

October 18, 2021
John C. Court Cabaret

SPARCCle in the City Gala
Don’t miss the 2021 SPARCCle Gala! Enjoy thoughtfully curated live and silent auction packages, a sumptuous 3-course dinner, and a live band. SPARCC is the only state-certified center for domestic violence and sexual assault services for Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.
October 22, 2021
The Westin Sarasota
Good News Pest Solutions
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