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December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Project Delays to Mosquito ‘Hoorays!’ You’d Think This Was the Moon Shot… It’s official. With lift station 87’s completion date now slated for 2020, the oft delayed (and woefully over budget) city of Sarasota project will officially surpass the time-frame the nation needed to put the first man on the moon. […]

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October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Appliance Drama to Instant Karma… As Seen on Craigslist: “For Sale: Double door refrigerator. Ice maker works, however it does not dispense ice…” Justice Delayed? Florida’s first execution in 18 months took place on August 24th. It carried out a sentence handed down almost 30 years ago when Mark Asay was […]

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August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Happy Feet to Minimum Wage Deceit “Dancing, Dancing, Dancing in the Street…” Edwin Rose Jr. was arrested by Pasco county deputies recently for the crime of dancing in the street. Deputies said Rose was blocking traffic at US 19 and Alternate 19 at the time of his arrest. This was the […]

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June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Fancy Kitchens to Ruffled Feathers “I Got Thumped…” That was Martin Hyde’s reaction in the press after his out-of-the-money finish in the recent Sarasota city commission race that pitted him against eventual winners Jen Ahearn-Koch and Hagen Brody in a three-way race for two open at large seats on the board.  […]

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December 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Trump’s Key Sweep to Media’s Big Sleep Majority of Island Voters Supported Trump Although there is an assumption by many in-landers that folks here do at least lean a bit to the left of center in their politics, voters on Siesta Key supported president elect Trump by essentially the same margin […]

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September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

From Happy Days to Olympic Praise Mote Marine Jumps the Shark? It was the ‘Fonz’ water skiing over a floating tank of sharks in an episode of Happy Days that gave us the popular expression ‘jumping the shark’ for any effort to gin up interest in an event (or TV sitcom?) having trouble generating such […]

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March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From High-Rent Retail to the Fine Art of Understatement Buyer’s Remorse at UTC Mall? The lure of the shiny new UTC Mall proved to be just too enticing for Jackie Zumba to resist. So the owner of Jackie Z. Style Company left her downtown Sarasota location behind in late 2014 and made […]

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