Gardening tutorial experiences ECHO’s farm

This past Saturday, Gardening Tutorial took a field trip to the headquarters’ of ECHO Inc. in North Fort Myers. ECHO is an organization that aids in world hunger and supports small-scale farming around the world by providing agricultural and “appropriate” technology training to development workers…

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FSU alum injures 3 in library shooting

By Leigh Barber The students studying in Florida State University’s Strozier Library felt a fear many people will never have to experience during their lifetimes. At around 1 a.m., their late-night work was disrupted when a shooter opened fire in the lobby of Strozier. FSU…

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Arrested for feeding homeless

Arnold Abbott came to Stranahan Park to feed the homeless and left in the back of a police car.  The Fort Lauderdale resident was in violation of a controversial ordinance, officially passed Oct 22, which is one of several pieces of legislature that aim to…

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Sand sculpting competition raises money for Mote

This year’s Crystal Classics sand sculpting competition was held at Siesta Key with Mote Marine as the event’s beneficiary. Hundreds of people enjoyed the velvety sand and the plethora of tents selling beer and crafts while the smooth, white sculptures loomed against the horizon.  Starting…

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Chalk this way: The International Chalk Festival

From 28 different countries, artists traveled to Venice, Fla. to participate in the annual International Chalk Festival. Remaining on their hands and knees for several hours on end, artists created breath-taking pieces of artwork under the sun. By the end of the day, every artist…

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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. In a midterm election dominated…

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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 in the 2014 Turkey Bowl.…

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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 Hispano-American countries for a day…

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