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Two weeks ago, I headed to the Robinson Preserve for a Twilight 5K, but it was raining in Bradenton, so I turned around and went home. That was dumb. It ... Read more »

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We should have gone camping. We should have gone camping last weekend when my daughters came to visit. We should have gone camping when that cold front left behind a ... Read more »

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Baseball, a new brew spot, spring break action and more. Read more »

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Just after a cold front, when a stiff breeze has the rest of us zipping windbreakers, local surfers head for the shore. Have wet suit, will paddle. Warm sun, cool ... Read more »

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  When John Burgess breaks loose, lifting his mallet for another shot on goal, James Mitchell hustles back on defense, pedaling furiously. He skids to a stop just as ... Read more »

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If you’re going to Friday’s Full Moon Concert at Myakka River State Park — and you should — make sure you arrive before dark. Then you can enjoy a sunset ... Read more »

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We started our hike in the cold and finished our hike in the snow. In between, there was the Grand Canyon — spectacular scenery going down the Kaibab Trail, then ... Read more »

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The Manatee County volunteers work their way through the Ungarelli Preserve, pulling shrubs, lopping branches and plucking trash from a salt marsh off Palma Sola Boulevard. It’s stoop labor — ... Read more »

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One of the biggest and best casual runs of the year. Read more »

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Am I the only grown-up who finds a corn field maze irresistible? Maybe it’s the fresh weather of fall. Maybe it’s the idea of wandering left and right through a ... Read more »

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

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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 to leap from a ledge. ... Read more »

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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, of course, about furniture shopping. ... Read more »

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"Glow Boarding" is a beautiful way to paddleboard at night. Read more »

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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 architectural tour. Florida Polytechnic University ... Read more »
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