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Seminole Scenes: September 2022

TRIBE IN TALLY: Naples Council Liaison Brian Zepeda speaks to an audience Sept. 1 at the Blue Tavern in Tallahassee. He presented songs and stories about the Seminole Tribe’s history and traditions in the “Seminole Legends and Songs” program hosted by Florida State University’s Center for Music of the Americas. (FSU Photography Services)
STARR-FILLED NIGHT: Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, 82, performs at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on Sept. 17. His concert came four months after fellow Beatle Paul McCartney performed at Hard Rock Live. (Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood)
BASKETBALL BUDDIES: During a break in action, Virginia Osceola, left, and Shirley Clay enjoy a lighter moment in the bleachers at the Herman L. Osceola Gymnasium in Big Cypress. They played in the legends division at the 13th annual Tigertail Brothers Memorial Tournament. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
CLASS DISMISSED: In preparation for Hurricane Ian, Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School closed school and cancelled volleyball matches. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
PIN FOR A CAUSE: A 2022 “Pinktober” pin is available through Hard Rock’s Rock Shop. Hard Rock International’s “Pinktober” campaign supports breast cancer awareness and research, with proceeds benefitting American Cancer Society. (Hard Rock Shop)
CALM BEFORE THE STORM: A horse sips water in the grass on the Brighton Reservation on Sept. 26, two days before the arrival of Hurricane Ian. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
ALL TRIBAL TEAM: On Sept. 4, 2002, an all-Seminole youth flag football team played its first game at the Pasadena Lakes football field in Pembroke Pines. The Seminole team was known as the Green Bay Packers and wore uniforms and helmets similar to the famous NFL team. Sponsored by Hollywood Recreation and coached by Kenny Descheene, the Packers consisted of 15 tribal members ages 5 to 7. (File photo)