Tag: "Educational information"

Where did all the water go from Sarasota Bay?

Where did all the water go from Sarasota Bay?

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Winter cold fronts often bring a surprising eruption of land from the watery depths of Sarasota Bay. A confluence of wind, air pressure, lunar cycles, and other factors can drain the bay this time of year. Water gives way to acres and acres of seagrasses and mud flats. What’s up with that? […]

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“Bond Trading"  Fixed Income Market Boom and its Impact on Stock Market Volumes

“Bond Trading” Fixed Income Market Boom and its Impact on Stock Market Volumes

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

 Martha Stokes, C.M.T. is the co-founder and CEO of TechniTrader, an educational firm dedicated to helping small investors and retail traders since 1998. Fixed Income assets have been a strong area of the financial services industry as Quantitative Easing invigorated Bond Trading.  This led to a steady and obvious decline in stock market volumes.  This was one […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman Half-billion up for grabs In what is likely to be the biggest financial decision of the decade, city and county commissioners in late January will hear the recommendations of an ad hoc committee on whether or not to perpetuate the downtown Sarasota Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The agency was established in 1986 […]

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Diamonds in the rough: Small, initially ordinary park projects yield extraordinary results

Diamonds in the rough: Small, initially ordinary park projects yield extraordinary results

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson “If you build it, they will come…” That line from the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner about a Midwestern farmer compelled by mysterious forces to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his corn field, could also be the story line for Sarasota County’s recent success leveraging under […]

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Legislative Incoherence: Is this any way to run a government?

Legislative Incoherence: Is this any way to run a government?

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson So what makes for a good law? Well, first, a broad consensus of support is needed from both lawmakers (across party lines) and from the public at large to ensure policy success. Few if any longstanding, ultimately beneficial legislative initiatives have resulted from efforts to pass measures supported by just one of […]

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Van Wezel, Asolo opening acts were in January

Van Wezel, Asolo opening acts were in January

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat January has historically been a month of grand openings for Sarasota. Two of the area’s premiere performing arts venues opened to the public just after the first of the year. On Jan. 5, 1970, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall opened to critical acclaim with a production of “Fiddler On the Roof.” […]

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Dolphin, manatee deaths reach ghastly levels

Dolphin, manatee deaths reach ghastly levels

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Something is killing the great marine mammals of Florida. Dolphins and manatees died in unprecedented numbers in 2013. Scientists are still tabulating the morbidity, but nearly 800 dolphins died along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, about half the inshore population. More than 1,000 dolphins have died in the Gulf of […]

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Midnight Pass still provokes debate after 30 years

Midnight Pass still provokes debate after 30 years

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Even though it’s been 30 years since Midnight Pass closed, the conversation is still going on strong. Midnight Pass, an inlet separating southern Siesta Key to Casey Key, was what coastal engineers called a migrating inlet. The pass’s waters threatened to erode two South Siesta Gulffront homes in its northern trek in […]

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Captain's Report for December 2013

Captain’s Report for December 2013

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Capt. Jim Klopfer's Fishing Forecast for December 2013 By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com   December is a month that will test an angler’s ability to adapt to current conditions.  Water quality will vary throughout the area as passing cold fronts churn up the Gulf of Mexico.  The flats between Stickney Pt. and Blackburn […]

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Starbucks and mobile Wallets Gain Buy Side Attention

Starbucks and mobile Wallets Gain Buy Side Attention

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

 Martha Stokes, C.M.T. is the co-founder and CEO of TechniTrader, an educational firm dedicated to helping small investors and retail traders since 1998. Starbucks, McDonald’s and other retail companies have responded to customer demand by designing and marketing mobile wallets for their consumers.  Mobile Wallet usage by consumers is expected to gain momentum in 2014 and begin […]

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Sarasota news

News Up and Down the Trail

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman Human rights in Sarasota The Sarasota County Commission keeps edging closer to considering a declaration of human rights. Commission Chair Carolyn Mason says she supported an ordinance on human rights that would ban discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status. The ordinance would add sexual […]

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Scientific first for male turtles began off Turtle Beach

Scientific first for male turtles began off Turtle Beach

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Murph is happily wending his way through the depths of the Gulf after a near-death experience off Turtle Beach. According to Mote Marine Laboratory’s Turtle Stranding Team, “a large loggerhead appeared to be tethered to something underwater off Turtle Beach on Siesta Key. While the turtle could surface for air, it couldn’t […]

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