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Soulful Advice from Donnarose

  Q:  Dear Donnarose, even though I no longer believe in the Christian religion but did most of my life, while some may think this is hypocritical, I still feel like I have the Spirit of Jesus with me.  Does this Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight

An interview with Tony Tyler By Mike Sales About 5 years ago having just picked up the guitar myself I would go to the open blues jam at Ace’s Lounge in Bradenton, FL, to practice in front of friendly peers. Read More

Siesta Beach Wedding

SIESTA BEACH WEDDING ~ Laura Slough of England and Gregory Peguero of the Dominican Republic exchanging their vows at a wedding ceremony held on spectacular Siesta Beach recently. HOW THEY MET Laura’s parents and brothers surprised her by taking her Read More

Springtime Wines for Mother’s Day

By  Maureen Rooney, Wine Consultant Celebrating Mother’s Day is a good reason to break out all the great Springtime Wines that complement the season and enhance the flavors of our Spring menus.  Whether you know what type of wine Mom Read More

Beach Reads

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez, LLC   “Frog Music” by Emma Donoghue c.2014, Little, Brown                          $27.00 / $29.99 Canada                      416 pages Once, it was the most natural question in the world: why? With a child’s usual curiosity, you asked Read More

Legacy of Valor Films

By Diana Colson The Sarasota Film Festival provided audiences with amazing windows into the world. Especially remarkable were the LEGACY OF VALOR films presented in partnership with the Patterson Foundation. LEGACY OF VALOR proved to be an unforgettable program of Read More

Off Key

By Bob Frederickson Local Hunter should have Passed on this Easy Buck… Property owners in the rural reaches of eastern Sarasota County have long been frustrated by unauthorized hunting on their land. Unfortunately, by the time a sheriff’s deputy would Read More