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Art Show in Naples, Florida, boasts a competitive exhibition featuring nearly 200 artists. Cash prizes are given out to winners, while visitors have an opportunity to peruse local and national artwork and enjoy culinary creations. Don’t miss your opportunity to check out the art show that is consistently voted among the top 25 art shows in the nation on Feb. 22 and 23. beautiful weather in our region? Get outside this winter and enjoy many of your favorite hobbies. Take the boat out for a day on the ocean or lake. Hop on the John Yarbough Linear Park Trail and take a 6-mile ride south along the water’s edge. Golfers and tennis players can enjoy a Christmas or New Years’ game without worrying about the cold or snow. (Plus, it’s a great time to perfect your technique and impress your friends in your summer state!) There are plenty of options to choose from, so get out and explore! For more local winter attractions, visit FortMyers- We cannot wait to hear all about your adventures! Get Outside! Who says you need an event to enjoy the

Whether you came from the snowy north or traveled further south into Florida, welcome back to the Sunshine State! We’re so glad that you call Florida home every winter. After all, winter is the most wonderful time of the year, and that saying is especially true in Florida. If you have just returned to Florida — or if you’ve always been a local — check out these three wonderful things only Floridians can enjoy each winter. Christmas on the Boat Some communities enjoy winter wonderlands. In Fort Myers, Florida, we celebrate under the sea. Join the Fort Myers community this holiday season at the 31st Annual Christmas Boat Parade on Fort Myers Beach. On Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m., boats will launch at Salty Sam’s Marina and will cruise past nearby establishments with festive light displays. If you miss your opportunity to see the lights in Fort Myers, travel 50 minutes south to Four Freedoms Park in Cape Coral, Florida, on Dec. 21 from 4 to 9 p.m. for the Holiday Boat-A-Long. Local Art Experience one of the best art shows in the nation this winter. Every February, the National

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1 chicken, approx. 5–6 lbs

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

1 large bunch fresh thyme, 20 sprigs removed

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2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 1 large yellow onion, thickly sliced 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

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1 lemon, halved

1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise

Olive oil

DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oven to 425 F.

2. Rinse chicken inside and out, removing giblets if included. Move to a work surface, pat dry, and liberally season with salt and pepper. Stuff cavity with thyme bunch, lemon halves, and garlic head. Brush outside with butter, and then season again. Tie chicken legs together with kitchen string. 3. Meanwhile, in a roasting pan, toss onions and carrots in olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and 20 sprigs of thyme. 4. Place the chicken on the vegetables and roast for 1 1/2 hours. 5. Remove from oven, and let stand for 20 minutes covered with foil. 6. Slice and serve with the vegetables.

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