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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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It’s time to give back a little to the parks that make our area so special, on National Public Lands Day this Saturday. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Oscar Scherer ... Read more »

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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 the summer. That’s when island ... Read more »

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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 forth in my lane. At ... Read more »

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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 had a mind of ... Read more »
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