FOOD FOR FLORIDA: Certain families affected by Hurricane Irma (see if you qualify) will be able to apply for temporary food assistance . First, pre-register online here, then show up for an interview Saturday through Oct. 18 at the RP Funding Center’s Sikes Hall | Learn more

CANDIDATES: The race for the Southeast district seat on the City Commission gives voters a choice between business/military experience (Scott Franklin) and civic/volunteer experience (Sandy Toledo) | ALSO: Both candidates respond to questions

COGGINS: A DCF investigation concluded that Randy Coggins, who has been in the news because of troubles with the Monarch School he runs, swindled an elderly couple out of $25k, but no charges were filed, The Ledger reports.

BROADWAY TUNES: Soprano Elizabeth Burton fronts the Imperial Symphony Orchestra Saturday at the Polk Theatre as the orchestra kicks off its 2017-18 season with a “Broadway Through the Years” concert.

Source: The Ledger

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