Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

The third annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest along The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel announces an exciting lineup of talent, including more than 140 free performances and special performances by Nashville star Maren Morris and country/rock group Parmalee, made famous by its No. 1 smash, “Carolina.”  GCT caught up with some of this year’s talent…





Our Shadowed History

Villains have always held a special place in our nation’s history— for many the lives of villains are as compelling as those of our American heroes. In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s latest novel, Fates and Traitors, she embraces our curiosity for the antihero of one of America’s most infamous villains, Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth.





Remembering Carl E. Schwartz

To the late painter Carl E. Schwartz, his paintings “capture the glorious textures, hues and lushness” of his garden at its peak.  He loved to sit amidst sumptuous surroundings and sketch to capture a moment filled with form, color and space from different points of view.




healthindex138The Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a disease affecting the ovaries, the reproductive organs responsible for producing eggs and female hormones.  The disease accounts for more deaths than all other gynecologic cancers combined, and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.