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Ballet receives major gift

Contribution from long time donor kick-starts $2.5 million campaign…… Read more »

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Softballs and hard knocks in the Sarasota Co-Ed Softball League

Did I ever tell you about the softball team I joined when I first moved to Florida? Our sponsor was the Bayshore Recovery Center, or… Read more »

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Play: Lakewood Ranch vs. the Village Idiots

Let bikers have Hidden Trail in Lakewood Ranch…. Read more »

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BAR NEWS: Office Bar replaces Evie's in downtown Sarasota

New craft cocktail and craft beer bar replaces Evie’s Tavern on Ringling. … Read more »

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UPDATED 8/17: Restaurants taking summer vacation

UPDATED 8/17: Add an iconic downtown Sarasota restaurant and Village of the Arts landmark to the list…. Read more »

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In Tampa, Bayshore Park is a breeze, but new Selmon Trail falls short

A bike trail beneath an expressway. How does that sound? Well, I thought it was intriguing — shade is at a premium in Florida —… Read more »

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18 Free Things To Do in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Anna Maria

Fun activities that cost nothing in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice and Anna Maria…. Read more »

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Play! Embracing flooding at Myakka River State Park

Historic palm cabins rise above flooding at Myakka River State Park… Read more »

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Weird Florida? Try Koreshan Site and celibate cult of 'cellular cosmogony'

If you’re looking for a day trip, or an excuse to travel south along the Gulf Coast, try the Koreshan State Historic Site near Fort… Read more »

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Restaurant News: Don Pablo's closed

Tex-Mex restaurant, reopened in 2012, has shut its door again “permanently” … Read more »

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House guests warm up at Siesta Beach and cool off at Ellenton Ice Complex

When my sister and her family showed up for a Sarasota vacation, the first thing they wanted to do was swim at Siesta Beach. Done…. Read more »

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Robert Irvine filming 'Restaurant: Impossible' in Bradenton

Food Network and its celebrity chef are taping an episode of “Restaurant: Impossible.” Volunteers wanted. … Read more »

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Bring a buddy for Freedom Swim, Charlotte's Fourth of July tradition

OK, here’s my annual pitch for the Freedom Swim down in Charlotte County, which remains the best Fourth of July tradition on the Gulf Coast…. Read more »

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Paddling and pancakes make for perfect Father's Day weekend near Ocala

Let’s start with the pancakes, because that’s how we began our Father’s Day jaunt north of Orlando. There’s a place called De Leon Springs State… Read more »

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What's SUP, Sarasota? Saturday paddle boarding races on Siesta Beach

Brad Ward won the Sarasota SUP Championships last year, and the year before that, but this Saturday doesn’t look so good. The Siesta Beach lifeguard… Read more »

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Beloved restaurant owner Jose Baserva died today (UPDATED 6/21)

UPDATED 6/21: He was the beloved owner of Jose’s Real Cuban Food in Bradenton that was featured on Food Network. … Read more »

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Walton Ranch needs a SCORR

Here’s my one-word review of mountain biking through the new Walton Ranch nature preserve down in North Port: “Meh.” It’s nice enough on a canopy… Read more »

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Bar Tab: Hurricane Grill & Wings (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

South Florida-based chain is now in Sarasota and Bradenton. Wade Tatangelo reviews the new location. … Read more »

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Bar Tab: Turtles Restaurant (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: A hidden gem along Little Sarasota Bay on Siesta Key…. Read more »

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Sarasota player hopes to move up in summer beach volleyball tournaments

Luke Paige took a break from beach volleyball to play rugby, of all things, but now he’s back on Siesta Beach. I caught him and… Read more »

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