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April 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Off Key By Bob Frederickson From Sub-Tropical Dreams to Flying Machines Pirate Looks at 80?                                      Florida has long attracted those looking to paint their own unique self-portrait on the state’s inviting and expansive canvas. On a good day (or bad depending on your point of view) as many as one thousand new residents flock to […]

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March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Education Gone Bad to Vacuous Ads A Lesson in Modern Education Multiple Choice Question: The Florida legislature is considering a proposal that addresses the issue of bullying throughout the state’s public education system. It would require districts to…(choose one): A …confront allegations of bullying head on by having a teacher, coach […]

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February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Very Small Spaces to Very Big Numbers ‘Tiny Home’ Concept Coming (back) to SW Florida?    You’re probably aware of the ‘tiny home’ trend that has caught on in some parts of the country, mostly in places like San Francisco, Seattle and other communities where housing costs have soared beyond the […]

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January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

From Words Misaligned to Treasures Defined… Jar Jar Binks’ New Gig…    With the release of The Last Jedi just before Christmas, Star Wars fans were relieved to discover that rumors of the return of Jar Jar Binks to the epic film series were – as Binks himself might have put it – “misinformed, not […]

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Sarasota County and Longboat commissions agree to ask West Coast Inland Navigation District board members if that organization can take on regional beach management role

Sarasota County and Longboat commissions agree to ask West Coast Inland Navigation District board members if that organization can take on regional beach management role

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Given both the increasing cost of beach renourishment projects and the heightened level of competition for sand sources, the Sarasota County Commission and the Longboat Town Commission have agreed that it would be beneficial for one entity to handle beach management for Southwest Florida. To that end, County Commissioner […]

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November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Turning the Page to Respecting the Flag Betts Sentenced in Aftermath of Bayfront Drama After Donna Betts did her bayfront audition for the lead role in “Annie Get Your Gun” this past March, you had to wonder what the eventual consequences would be. The wife of legendary Allman Brothers Band co-founder […]

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Storm Plan was put in place during Irma

Storm Plan was put in place during Irma

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Now, after the storm, Landings Management Association makes tweaks to its Storm Procedures By Roger Drouin Publishers Note; The Landings is one of Sarasota's most beautiful communities and is ideally situated just minutes south of downtown in the desirable west-of-the-trail (Route 41) location, located between the two Siesta Key bridges on the mainland. It is […]

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September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson A Day of Celebration for Snooty! September 10th will be a day long celebration of all things Snooty as the South Florida Museum in Bradenton remembers the life and times of its number one Cash-Cow…err, make that Sea-Cow, Snooty the manatee who died shortly after celebrating his 69th birthday last month. Depending […]

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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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Up and Down the Trail

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Marketing company relocates west Another company is relocating to Sarasota, this one is moving from Boca Raton. The software and digital marketing company FloorForce is relocating to downtown Sarasota and has announced plans to hire 72 full-time employees over the next five years. The company will be housed inside Bold, 1680 Fruitville […]

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July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Inventing Reality to the Greening of Sarasota Reality Up for Grabs? You may recall Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane Washington chapter of the NAACP who self-identifies as black despite being born to white parents of northern European descent. You just knew this story wouldn’t end there though, but […]

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June Up & Down the Trail

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

County approves potion of Braves funding The City of North Port could be playing ball soon, as plans for a spring training facility for the Atlanta Braves have advanced. The plan is to transform a 70-acre vacant lot into a state of the art spring training facility. It's a project with a $75 million dollar […]

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