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Sarasota Taoist Tai Chi Society celebrates 20 years of mind and body

It looked like a church picnic — it was a church picnic, in a lots of ways — except for the groups of people practicing… Read more »

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Newcomers and experts vault into sport at Sarasota Parkour Facility

At the Sarasota Parkour Facility, Josh Hill teaches all kinds of moves. How to vault over an obstacle. How to swing from a bar. How… Read more »

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Top 10: Things to do before tourist season

From dining and dancing spots to the great outdoors, have your fun before the snowbirds return…. Read more »

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Bar Tab: EnRich replaces Ezra (updated with video)

New bistro that replaced Ezra has craft cocktails, smart cuisine and a totally blissed-out happy hour…. Read more »

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Safe Sex Halloween Bash

Planned Parenthood’s annual party is always a highlight of the Halloween season. … Read more »

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Sofa shopping becomes compromise biking along Turtle Beach on Siesta Key

When it comes to stamina — sheer mental and physical toughness — it seems like I just don’t have what it takes anymore. I’m talking,… Read more »

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Bar Tab review: Blue Rooster (updated with video)

Southern cocktails, sounds and cuisine North of Fruitville… Read more »

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Slideshow review: Derek's Rustic, Coastal, Cuisine

Award-winning chef Derek Barnes delivers eclectic display of winning dishes during recent lunch visit.
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Bar Tab: Starlite Room replaces Broadway Bar (with video)

Throwback supper club with classic cocktails and dishes replaces iconic Broadway Bar in downtown Sarasota. … Read more »

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Visiting Lakeland -- yes, Lakeland -- to compare great campus architecture

Another weekend, another road trip. Last Saturday, my wife and I traveled south to Pine Island. This Saturday, we headed over to Lakeland for an… Read more »

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Pine Island road trip discovers tropical fruit and Florida history

My wife’s favorite road trip is a drive down to Pine Island. It’s about two hours from Sarasota, but she goes every other weekend during… Read more »

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Motorworks Brewing's Oktoberfest

German-style beer festival is Friday through Sunday. … Read more »

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Mozzarella Fella to open for dinner

Downtown Sarasota sandwich experts expand hours starting in October … Read more »

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Oktoberfest guide

Upcoming beer fests in Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Pete, Tampa and Munich… Read more »

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Mojo Gurus' Kevin Steele on band's rocking new CD

Singer Kevin Steele says it’s only rock ’n’ roll (but he likes it)… Read more »

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Sarasota swimmers enjoy homecoming at Arlington Park pool

Of all the swimmers who returned to Arlington Park this week, I must be the worst. My strokes were ragged and I veered back and… Read more »

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Bar Tab: Columbia Restaurant (updated with video)

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Still classy after all these years with a superb mojito, Cafe con Leche Martini and more… Read more »

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JP Soars & The Red Hots

Sizzling blues at The Blue Rooster… Read more »

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Dennis Blair at McCurdy’s

Comedian who cowrote “Easy Money” combines music, standup and topical observations… Read more »

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Siesta Beach hoopers spin and dance on Tuesdays and Thursdays

When I interviewed hoop dancers on Siesta Beach, they kept hooping while we talked. It was like they couldn’t stop. It was like the hoop… Read more »

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    Looking for a great place to eat? Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice have so many restaurants to choose from. Check out the latest food craze in our Dining Guide. This full color guide publishes a holiday, spring and summer edition in the Herald-Tribune.