Pet sitting for Professor Carl Shaw

  In Professor of Classics Carl Shaw’s backyard there is a long chicken run supporting a little sign with the quote “I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.” Shaw built the run for his three hens,…

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Apple picking in New Hampshire

In places other than Florida, the arrival of fall means more than just pumpkin spice lattes. It also means leaves changing color, temperatures dropping, and being only a short drive away from apple picking. Alyson's Apple Orchard in Walpole, New Hampshire is one of dozens…

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The Holy Trinity of Delivery to New College

With limited weekend hours at Hamilton “Ham” Center, New College students must often venture outside of the provided food services. Luckily for those students who have the time and transportation, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from along US-41, University and downtown. For those…

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Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market

Starting in 1979 the Sarasota Farmers Market is one of the oldest in Florida. In its over three and a half decade run it has continued to grow, bringing in over 10,000 visitors on Saturdays during peak season. Every Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 1…

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Free Hatha Yoga on Siesta Key beach

  Tourists and locals alike frequent the soft quartz sand and calm waters of Siesta Key Beach, but in the breezy mornings before the crowds descend, there is more to the “No. 1 beach in the USA,” than mere sun and surf. Outdoor hatha yoga…

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Dogs Dogs Dogs

Man's best friend has been at humanity's side since the Stone Age, and hopefully will continue to be at our sides until the end of times. Initially, dogs kept security at campsites and kept rats out of food supplies, but nowadays have proved to be…

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Shell adds to quirkiness with antique store

The Shell station is a common spot for New College students to do the usual activities such as, grabbing snacks, buying beverages, or filling up. The Shell is a mainstay of the New College experience. For the past two years, Kim and JR have been…

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The truth about finger cracking

People who crack their fingers have been given flack for years from non-finger crackers who say it causes arthritis. Recently, however, that myth has been dispelled. The age-old finger cracking mystery apparently comes from a bubble forming in the fluid within the joints when bones…

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Sarasota Jungle Gardens: Reptiles, mammals and birds, oh my!

In Sarasota lies a 10-acre oasis of breathtaking landscape, home to myriad of rare and beautiful creatures that serve as an extraordinary, if only temporary, escape from civilization. Sarasota Jungle Gardens has been a family-owned sanctuary since its establishment in 1939, and now exhibits more…

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Bookstores in SRQ

All good readers know one should never flip to the last page. Yet that is exactly what reactionary headlines have been doing by prophesizing the death of bookstores. Although it is true that large chains such as Borders have perished, recent years have actually seen…

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