• The Women’s March on Washington 1/21/17

    The Women’s March on Washington 1/21/17

    My parents were Eastern European Jews, who came here in the years between WWI and WWII. When people hear this, most will say, “Well, luckily, they weren’t in Europe during the Nazis’ time.” That is correct. But, while they escaped Nazism, they lived the brutality that preceded it. They lived the massacres of the pogroms, they lived seeing family members shot in public. They  lived the reality of economic deprivation. They lived the upheaval of trying to survive in a territory that was constantly being fought over by two different countries, whose only common ground was a hatred for the Jews. The lucky ones, like my parents, made it out.

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  • Sam Woolf: Beyond American Idol

    Sam Woolf: Beyond American Idol

    Another star is born in Bradenton, Florida. Sam Woolf’s voice is haunting, has a perfect pitch, and his writing is far beyond what most teen-age boys could master, yet alone think about. His first five-song CD, Pretend, features his rock solid guitar playing, organic style, and the song’s lyrics reflect his closely-held emotions as he navigated his early years of heartache. The Grammy-award-winning producer Danny Blume commented, “Sam is a natural singer whose soul and passion are undeniable in every note he sings.”

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  • I Have A Dream.

    I Have A Dream.

     Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream Speech,"  delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C................

    I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

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Dining

Seafood Lovers, A Very Special Dish at the Swordfish Grill and Tiki

The Swordfish Grill and Tiki is please to announce a very special dish for this weekend..... Braised Octopus Linguini!  It's a seafood lovers delight.

It's FRESH octopus braised in white wine, garlic & Lemon, and tossed with tomato, mushrooms, and scallions. over linguini and topped with fresh parsely and parmesan, served with garlic bread!

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SRQ Scoop

Suncoast Blues Festival- The Blues Are Back For A 3rd Year!

There is no better place to be in winter…in January…than Sarasota, Florida, home of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and weather.  Add into the mix, and every year we have the immense pleasure of having a first-class blues festival right in our own backyard held at the centrally located Sarasota Fairgrounds.  This will be the third year of the festival, and each year GPS Festival Productions, partners Paul Benjamin and Greg Herndon, have created a stellar festival experience with an unbelievable lineup of blues artists.  

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Great Reading

Drone Photography Firm Pays Huge Fine- $200,000.

From wwww.bbc.com, A drone company specialising in aerial photography has agreed to pay a record fine to avoid the risk of an even larger penalty.

Chicago-based Skypan International had been accused of conducting 65 illegal flights in "congested airspace" over its home city and New York.

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