Sunday, November 28, 2021

Exciting happenings in Everglades City



Lots of exciting things going on in Everglades City this month! The Museum of the Everglades has a new exhibit entitled “Scout’s Honor, Barron Collier and the Boy Scouts of America” with a reception scheduled for Saturday, September 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Not many county residents realize that Barron Collier was a tireless promoter and contributor to the Boy Scouts for twenty-five years.  He earned the prestigious “Silver Buffalo” award in 1932 for his involvement and active support. The exhibit details Collier’s work and association with several political figures, as he promoted the Boy Scouts throughout the United States. For more information about upcoming exhibits at the Museum of the Everglades, visit website

 [/caption] href=””>The Friends of the Museum of the Everglades will be sponsoring a Raffle over the next several months with tickets now available at the Museum. After receiving donations of the famous Everglades City Seafood Festival T-shirts, the Friends group had a quilt made and are offering the tickets at $10 each or three for $25. The drawing will be held on the last day of the 2011 Seafood Festival. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum of the Everglades at 105 West Broadway where the quilt is on display.

A new restaurant has opened in town called “Island Café.” It is located on Collier Avenue as you drive



into town.  Managers Carol and Jeff Foss are life-long Everglades residents and say they will offer daily specials. They have adopted the slogan, “Your Favorite Foods with a Local Flavor.” For more information on all the restaurants in Everglades City, visit and click on “Restaurants.”

Patty Bowen, of the Rod & Gun Club, and her daughter, Taylor, are re-opening a Bed and Breakfast in the old Bank Building. Renovation is underway and this column will have more information in a few months about the B&B and the spa they plan to operate on site.

Patricia Huff has lived in Everglades City for the past 16 years and is the Publisher of The Mullet Rapper. For more information about the Everglades City area, see The Mullet Rapper online at

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