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Tourist in Your Own Backyard: Wonderful getaway choices in Southwest Florida

Oct 25, 2017 ● By Mandy Carter

Here is a great 3-day itinerary for being a tourist in your hometown.

When Flagler Met Florida: Millionaire’s legacy continuing to astound, holidays are extra special

Oct 25, 2017

When Henry Flagler decided he liked Florida, he went all in. In the late 1800s Flagler teamed up with John D. Rockefeller to form Standard Oil, and his fortune flowed like the oil he sold.

Useppa Island Club's Welcome Back Party Slated for Nov. 10-11

Nov 01, 2017 ● By Kevin

Useppa Island is situated within the famous tropical isles of the Southwest coast of Florida.

Transition Sarasota's Seventh Annual Eat Local Week Underway

Oct 21, 2017 ● By Kevin

Annual celebration of local food and agriculture kicked off Friday, and runs through Oct. 29.

Shows You Can't Miss in 2017-18 in Sarasota

Oct 12, 2017 ● By Kevin

We compiled a list of performing arts venues and groups and their 2017-18 schedules for your reference.

Vets2Success Program to Educate and Empower Veterans for Reintegration Into Communities Through Food and Drink

Oct 11, 2017 ● By Kevin

Bryan Jacobs, who lost his brother to veteran suicide, is evolving his 3-year-old Vet2Chef program into a full entrepreneurial endeavor to inspire veterans through food and brew programs.

Sarasota Pen Women Celebrate 60 Years, Prepare for Achievement Awards Luncheon

Sep 18, 2017 ● By Kevin

Founded in 1957, the Sarasota Branch of the National League of Pen Women have been busy celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017.

Booker High School Ranks in Top 80 Arts Schools in the Nation

Sep 18, 2017 ● By Kevin

These specific rankings are based on alumni interest in arts majors and colleges, school diversity and class size. Statistics were obtained from the U.S. Department of Education.

Five-mile Segment of the Pinellas Trail Coast-to-Coast Connector Open

Sep 18, 2017 ● By Kevin

The Coast-to-Coast Connector will extend 250 miles from Pinellas County to Brevard County. Pinellas County’s portion is the first completed segment for the Coast-to-Coast Connector.

Fort Myers City Crews Survey Storm Damage & Assess Repairs

Sep 12, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

Some information regarding storm recovery in the Fort Myers area.

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