This new sign is now at the Huff’s Old Camp in Brighton. The sign was donated by the STOF Preservation program about two years ago and recently was installed at the Huff’s Camp. In the picture is John W. Huff Sr. As a child, John lived there with his parents Frank and Mary and his siblings Stanley, Roy, Frank Jr., Agnes and Josephine. His uncle Billy Osceola started the first church in Brighton as well as the first arts/crafts shop and Frank’s Pool Hall.
As measured by the number of people using recording devices, it is clearly pre-school graduation season around the reservations. In Big Cypress May 17, a crowd of family and friends documented the moment their little loved ones passed this milestone (Beverly Bidney Photo)
Amariah (Vtvsv) Lavatta reacts to the taste of uncooked swamp cabbage at the PECS culture day May 23 in Brighton. Holding her in her lap, Marilyn Dunson is unfazed by her dissatisfaction. (Beverly Bidney photo)
After facing each other in a high school district championship softball game April 27, Moore Haven High’s Sydnee Cypress, left, and Southwest Florida Christian Academy’s Randean Osceola, right, pose with their moms, Eileen Cypress and Geraldine Osceola, on the softball field at Moore Haven High School. (Kevin Johnson photo)
Nicole Slavik, 17, displays some of her acrylic paintings, photographs, traditional drawings and pottery at an art show at Camber Park in Naples on April 28. Five other Seacrest Country Day School students also exhibited their work at the one-day show.
The top finishers in the 7-and-older category are: Jeremy Urbina (1st), Javaris Johnson (2nd), Kind Calise (3rd) and Logan French (4th). (Taylor Seder photo)
The top runners in Brighton’s Boys & Girls Club’s Cinco de Mayo run pose for photos May 18. The top three finishers in the 5-6-year-old category, from left, Josephine Snow (1st), Mattie Platt (2nd) and Zoie Foster (3rd). (Taylor Seder photo)
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa officially opened its new Orient Road parking garage April 28 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. As part of a car giveaway promotion, property president Joe Lupo drove a 2018 Audi A5 though the ribbon to officially mark the debut of the 700-space parking garage. The casino also opened its new, 26,000-square-foot Art Deco inspired mezzanine level casino.(Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa photo)
Student Winnie Gopher congratulates Alisha Pearce for winning the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School’s Elementary Teacher of the Year award during a ceremony May 15 in Brighton (Li Cohen photo)
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