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Columbia Crew's Inaugural Training in Sarasota

Lee-En Chung | Posted 04.21.2015 | Sports
Lee-En Chung

Cowbell, cowbell! Columbia University's three crew teams launched their racing shells on the sunny shores of Sarasota for the first time over this winter break for their annual southerly training trip.

Student Led High School Prostitution Ring: Police

Associated Press | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 17-year-old Sarasota High School student organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high...

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The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Brian Kins said he's moving his upscale boutique in Sarasota, Florida, to another location -- not because of a rent increase or financial difficultie...

Florida City To Provide 1-Way Bus Tickets For Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact

Brian Kins said he's moving his upscale boutique in Sarasota, Florida, to another location -- not because of a rent increase or financial difficultie...

Twin Putrid 'Corpse' Flowers Causing A Blooming Stink

Reuters | Letitia Stein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Weird News

(Reuters) - The blossoming of twin "corpse" flowers, whose towering, phallic-shaped blooms reek of rotten flesh, is drawing tourists like flies to wha...

Want To Get Shot Out Of A Cannon? Call Bello The Clown

The Huffington Post | Buck Wolf | Posted 05.02.2014 | Weird News

If you're seriously thinking of getting shot out of a cannon, you really need to go to the Funny Farm. We're not talking about a mental hospital. W...

Responding to a Community: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Amish Food In Florida?

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 12.23.2013 | Travel

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — It's 2:30 p.m. on a Saturday in October — well past lunch, and the slowest time of year in Sarasota, where the beautiful Gul...

An 'Unpremeditated Cultural Clash'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Knock Out Film Debut from MTO: "FL: Unpremeditated Movie" A brand new homemade documentary film by French street artist MTO shows off his aerosol and...

Florida's Craft Brew Boom

Visit Florida | Posted 12.25.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

Craft brewers are still relatively small players in the commercial beer world but are helping to create a different sort of Florida tourist attraction.

Your Photos Of Florida: The Towns And Cities

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Last week, we put out a call for photos of Florida to mark the third presidential debate happening in Boca Raton tonight. Our readers in the Sunshine ...

On the Front Line for Obama: My Adventures Registering Voters in Florida

Charles Alexander | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Charles Alexander

As an Obama supporter living in Brooklyn, I sometimes feel useless. Even with Romney's recent surge, surely the President has New York in bag. Fortunately, my wife and I have a second home in Sarasota, Fla. That's where the action is.

PHOTOS: Gator Town, U.S.A.

Visit Florida | Posted 12.05.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

In Palmdale, Fla., alligators outnumber humans by more than 100 to 1.

Thomas Edison's Legacy In Fort Myers

Visit Florida | Posted 11.25.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

A visit to the estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford reveals a different side of Florida.

Hundreds of Caboodle Ranch Cats Rescued by the ASPCA Seeking Homes

Ed Sayres | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Ed Sayres

If you've ever considered sharing your home (or barn, in the case of certain animals) with a cat, now would be a great time to adopt. These cats have been through so much.

Fanfare for an Uncommon Man

Stu Kreisman | Posted 06.23.2012 | Fifty
Stu Kreisman

Norman Leonard Kreisman is my father. He is an ordinary man who has led an extraordinary life. To say I'm proud of him would be a vast understatement.

Any Given Child: A Progress Report

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.12.2012 | Education
Michael Kaiser

One challenge that is universally experienced is the shrinking pool of public funding for arts education. No one who works in arts education can ignore this reality.

Man Decapitates Another Man Who Knocked Over Grill

Posted 03.05.2012 | Miami

Three homeless men barbequing steaks and drinking rum in the Sarasota County woods ended with one man decapitated, one man in jail, and one man servin...

A Decade Later, Students With Bush On 9/11 Remember The Day

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

SARASOTA, Fla. — The 16 children who shared modern America's darkest moment with President George W. Bush are high school seniors now – fo...

Boost Your Sales and Enhance Your Brand With Little-Known QR Codes

Jerry Chautin | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Quick response codes have the potential to boost your sales, enhance your brand and turn your plain vanilla print advertisement into an interactive, m...

Trouble, Millionaire Dog, Is Dead

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

NEW YORK — Leona Helmsley's millionaire Maltese has died. The Helmsley family trust said Thursday that 12-year-old Trouble died Dec. 13 and was c...

Catholic Priest Pulls A Weiner On Florida Beach And Exposes Himself

Posted 09.19.2011 | Weird News

Police arrested a Catholic priest for exposing himself to an undercover detective on a beach in Englewood, Fl., near Sarasota. Rev. Bernard Chojna...

The Future of Seafood? Farming Siberian Sturgeon For More Than Just Caviar

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Jim Michaels, of Mote Marine Laboratory's Siberian Sturgeon Program. Jim has been working for over a decade on an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for growing farm-raised sturgeon.

Substitute Teacher Training

Christopher Reeve | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christopher Reeve

In the absence of their regular teacher, students need and deserve a qualified substitute teacher to ensure that instruction moves forward in a safe environment.

Business Peer Groups, Coaching and Mentoring Can Help Small Businesses Prosper and Create Jobs

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Peer groups, coaching and mentoring are playing important roles in growing small business and creating jobs.