Booker Middle launches hydroponics program

Booker Middle launches hydroponics program

Devin Slegeski held a packet of lettuce seeds up to his eighth grade science class at Booker Middle and asked, “What am I holding here?” The kids responded with conviction: seeds – duh. “Wrong,” Slegeski said. “I’m holding $15,000.” That’s...
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The Activist Newsletter: Where to make a difference for summer 2017

Fighting for a better world doesn’t stop just because its summer! If you’re staying the in Sarasota area over break, there’s still plenty of opportunities to participate in panel discussions, protests, movie screenings, meetings – you name it. Read on....
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The Empire Strikes Back: House repeals the Affordable Care Act in May 4 vote

The Empire Strikes Back: House repeals the Affordable Care Act in May 4 vote

  As the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed by a vote of 217 to 213 in the House of Representatives on May 4, House Democrats began singing and waving their goodbyes to their fellow...
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Protestors “die-in” at Buchanan and AHCA protest in Sarasota

Protestors “die-in” at Buchanan and AHCA protest in Sarasota

Somber chants and the sound of “Taps” filled the air outside of the Federal Government Office in downtown Sarasota the evening of May 11, in protest of Rep. Vern Buchanan’s vote in favor of the American Health Care Act (AHCA)....
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Bradenton Donuts: “As you travel through life friend, no matter what your goal, keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole:”

Bradenton Donuts: “As you travel through life friend, no matter what your goal, keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole:”

Bradenton Donuts, right off of U.S. 41, feels like stepping back in time to 1950s Main Street America – in the best way possible. Proverbial sayings in wooden frames hang above the coffee machine including one that says: “Count your...
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5 Florida greyhounds test positive for cocaine

5 Florida greyhounds test positive for cocaine

A greyhound racing trainer named Malcolm McAllister permanently lost his training license on April 24 after five of his dogs tested positive for cocaine in their system back in January. State employees took urine samples of the dogs following a...
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Missing in Action: Recent string of bike thefts suggest alarming trend in campus behavior

Missing in Action: Recent string of bike thefts suggest alarming trend in campus behavior

Second-year Harrison Reid’s bike was left outside his dorm room on April 25. By the time he had woken up the next morning, his bike – and its cable lock with a plastic coating around it – was gone. As...
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Produce on wheels: GreenStream Mobile Market delivers fresh fruit and veggies to local food deserts

Produce on wheels: GreenStream Mobile Market delivers fresh fruit and veggies to local food deserts

The local Florida Department of Health (DOH) branch in Manatee County recently conducted a study that found that residents in Samoset, East Bradenton, Washington Gardens, Rubonia, Pride Park, Newtown and North Port neighborhoods all craved one thing: access to...
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The poetry of place:  Local poetry reading event with Ryan G. Van Cleave and Donald Morril

The poetry of place: Local poetry reading event with Ryan G. Van Cleave and Donald Morril

Blue-star houses, Britney Spears’ boobs and the Flash were only a few of the topics discussed at the poetry reading held at New College. The event took place in a room which Creative Writer in Residence and visiting Professor, Reginald...
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SUBMISSION: “Human Tales on Refrigerator Doors” Local exhibit showcases racist caricature of Newtown

SUBMISSION: “Human Tales on Refrigerator Doors” Local exhibit showcases racist caricature of Newtown

by Billy Cooney While the Newtown Alive project has been showcasing the “courage, dignity, [and] determination” of Newtown’s history, the Center for Architecture Sarasota has taken a different approach. In a recent exhibit, seven architects use photos an...
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