Sailors on board an aircraft carrier held a flashlight vigil on December 2 to mark the death of the man who gave the ship its name – 41st US President George H.W. Bush. This timelapse footage shows the vigil. Bush died on November 30.
Grove restaurant, an anchor for Lakewood Ranch Main Street. opens Monday, Dec. 10. The restaurant is an offshoot of Bradenton's Pier 22, headed by restaurateur Hugh Miller and executive chef and director of operations Greg Campbell.
Chip Michalove of Outcast Sport Fishing — or Hilton Head's "shark whisperer" — started great white season by reeling in three sharks in a day. He said one of those sharks was the "largest white shark (he's) seen," but it didn't make it to the boat.