Children’s Thanksgiving Day Recipes

You know that old phrase, “Kids Say the Darndest Things?” Try asking them how to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. The minds of children are priceless. Enjoy!


Put hot wings and Jell-O and macaroni and cheese on the turkey. Then put it in the
oven at five degrees for six minutes.” – Tytiana

Take a 10,000 pound turkey and put some candy and a fluff sandwich inside with strawberry jelly on top. Daddy will cook it in the oven at 10 degrees for 40 minutes. – David

First you put pumpkin seeds in it. Put it in a pan and bake it at 5 degrees for 6 minutes. Then take it out and eat it.

Pumpkin Pie: First you put pumpkin seeds in it. Put it in a pan and bake it at 5 degrees for 6 minutes. Then take it out and eat it.

First you find a turkey and kill it. Cut it open. Put it in a pan. Pour milk in the pan. Put a little chicken with it. Put salsa on it. Take out of pan. Put it on the board. Cut into little pieces. Put on a rack. Put in the oven for 7 minutes at 10 degrees. Take out of the oven and put eensy weensy bit of sugar on it. Put a little more salsa on it. Then you eat it. – Lauren


My mom buys it. Then you throw it. Then you cook it. Then you eat it. – Jennie


Go to the store and buy some apples, and then you squish them up. Then you put them in a jar that says, “Applesauce.” Then you eat it. – Shelby

Pumpkin Pie

First you put pumpkin seeds in it. Put it in a pan and bake it at 5 degrees for 6 minutes. Then take it out and eat it. – Adam


Buy some dough and smash it and cut them out. Then put them in the oven for 2 hours at 100 degrees. Then take them out and dry them off. Then it’s time to eat them. – Christa

…then there’s Alex, who doesn’t want to steer anyone wrong:
My mother got a cooking book and if you call her, she can tell you how to do it. She already knows how to read. – Alex

Happy Thanksgiving!

November Activities

November 19th
Holly Days – Lighting of the trees in downtown Punta Gorda
Corner of Marion Ave. and Taylor St.
5:30pm – 8:00pm Carolers, Santa and Snow!

November 26th
17th Annual Turkey Trot Florida Southwestern State College
26300 Airport Rd. Registration: 6:00am – 7:15am
Race starts at 7:30am $25 to register until Nov. 23rd; $30 after

Halloween Celebrations 2015

There is plenty of Halloween fun in the area.

There is plenty of Halloween fun in the area.

October is a great month in Punta Gorda. Cooler air starts to relieve the summer heat, downtown prepares for Halloween and local businesses wake up from their sleepy summer months. Here are some of the area’s upcoming Halloween activities.

Punta Gorda

6th Annual Haunting on the Harbor Halloween Party and Haunted House

5pm-11pm on Oct. 30 and 3pm-11pm on Oct. 31.
Features a 5000 Sq. Ft. Air-Conditioned Haunted House, Carnival Games, Kids Area, Hay Rides, Costume Contests, Music, Palm Readers, Tarot card readers, Illusionists and Little Kid’s Fun House.

4th Annual War on the Peace Dragon Boat Festival

Oct. 31st 9:00a.m. at Laishley Park.
War on the Peace benefits CLEF, the Charlotte Local Education Foundation, and its “Take Stock in Children” program, which provides mentoring and a scholarship program for Charlotte County Students.

Halloween 50’s Bash Oct. 30 – 31

TT’s Tiki Bar Zombie U band plays on Oct. 30th and Jungle Boyz plays on Oct. 31st Live Entertainment, Shot Specials, Prizes For Best Costumes and Drink Specials

Fort Myers

Howl-O-Ween at Bell Tower Shops

Families are invited to celebrate Halloween in a kid-friendly environment at Bell Tower Shops with the 4th Annual Howl-O-Ween this Friday, October 31st from 6p-8p.

Lakes Park Fall and Halloween Festival

The annual Fall and Halloween Festival will begin its two-week run Friday, Oct. 17, and continue through Halloween at Lakes Regional Park. The event runs 6 to 9:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A nightmare on Third Street

Operating since 2005, A Nightmare on Third Street is one of the biggest private home haunted walks in Southwest Florida. It is located at 13431 Third Street, Fort Myers Shores.

Cape Coral

Mike Greenwells: Can you escape the asylum?

Mike Greenwells will host its 23rd Annual Haunted Hike on October 17th-19th, 24th, 25th, 30th, and 31st. The hike will open at dark each of these nights.