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Whitaker Cemetery holds remains of colonialists from late 1800s

By Colt Dodd Nestled behind the Publix next to Pioneer Park, located only a few steps from U.S. 41 lies the Pioneer Whitaker Cemetery, credited as the oldest cemetery in Sarasota. The cemetery is a private graveyard of William and...
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Marijuana after midterms

Florida’s Amendment 2 – which would have legalized medical marijuana – was struck down, victim of a three percent difference between the 57 percent of the vote which it had and the 60 percent of the vote which it needed....
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NCF wins Turkey Bowl

With a truck loaded with free beer, Donal O’Shea wearing a jersey reading “Luck of the Irish” and a combination of Ringling and New College students and supporters watching on, the New College Null Set beat the Ringling Armadillos 30-0...
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Food, music and fun: Hispanic Fall Festival

Food, music, and dancing could all be found at the 12th annual Hispanic Fall Festival held by the St. Jude Catholic Church of Sarasota. The festival, which was held this past Saturday, Nov. 7, brought together the cultures of 15...
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Sarasota’s consignment culture helps community

As the weather cools down and autumn settles in, sweaters and boots are drawn out of the closet. Sarasota County offers an intriguing variety of thrift stores and consignment shops, including one of the largest Goodwill stores in the region....
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Artspace begins developing plans for artist community

By Leigh Barber   With a thriving art scene and rich culture, Sarasota beckons to all kinds of artists. It is home to several museums and performing arts centers that draw crowds from all across the globe. Unfortunately, the phrase...
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Cops hand out teddy bears to distressed kids

By Leigh Barber   As a stark contrast to a slew of new Humvees, the Sarasota Police Department has recently received over 200 teddy bears. While this may seem strange, these cuddly plush toys are not for the officers. Instead,...
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Medieval Fair expected to have largest turnout

With a turnout of 62,000 people and 116 vendors at last year’s event, the Sarasota Medieval Fair organizers were under a lot of pressure not only to maintain the attendance for the 2014 festival, but to exceed it. The fair...
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Bee populations decline due to vicious mite

Since 2007, the decline of an extensive part of the bumble bee population has prompted scientists and beekeepers alike to seek out solutions to what is being called “colony collapse disorder.” Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at the University of...
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Sarasota Police buys military surplus humvees

The Sarasota Police Department (SPD) is the proud new owner of two military humvees. The armored vehicles, bought at a low price from a government surplus program, will be used for search and rescue missions. The former U.S. military vehicles...
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