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This week, the Senate defeated a bill to enable the Keystone XL oil pipeline that has been proposed to transport tar sand oil from Canada to the U.S. The "victory" is likely symbolic, given the fact that Congress is about to flip when the new members are seated. But there's more to the issue than just oil.

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by Merab-Michal Favorite - A.M. Holbrook tossed a couple of trash fish in the crystal clear waters of the Sarasota Bay and then decided to jump in himself. The cool water immediately soothed his suntanned skin and he closed his eyes while floating on the surface, enjoying the rays of sunlight that warmed his face.

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Evan Guido, VP of Private Wealth Management at Robert W. Baird & Co., said he was surprised that one of the top concerns among retirees is both when and how to take Social Security benefits. The financial advisor has partnered with USF to host a series of bi-monthly events on the subject in order to bring information on the topic to the retiring public, so that they can properly incorporate this important government benefit into a long and successful retirement lifestyle.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Published Thursday, November 27, 2014

The world seems to be made up of two kinds of people: those who view Black Friday as an integral part of our social fabric, and those who see it as the scourge of the holiday season. I am firmly entrenched in the latter camp. If you feel my pain, here are some great (and socially responsible) ways to shop for the holidays without diving down into the muckety muck of the big box retailers. 

Published Thursday, November 27, 2014

Taylor Robenalt has loved art since she was a little girl. Growing up, she admired prints from the likes of Dali and Georgia O’Keefe, and the various art and crafts that decorated her childhood home. Robenalt’s interest in her mother’s art collection would ultimately lead her down the path to becoming an artist.

Published Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving has become an integral part of the American tradition; turkey, football games, pumpkin pies and the pleasing colors of autumn leaves - even a few here in sunny Florida. Our melting pot of traditions are as eclectic as our citizenry. Though times are tough for many, take today and be thankful for the things that money can't buy.


Published Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mariners are advised to exercise caution as an area of high pressure moves over coastal waters over the next few days. The next lionfish prevention step takes effect November 26. This months is Manatee Awareness Month. The FWC is asking all boaters to be cautious of our favorite gentle giants while operating their boats. Cownose stingrays are migrating by the thousands!



Published Thursday, November 27, 2014

Adoption fees are waived during Manatee County Animal Services’ “Black Saturday” pet adoption special Nov. 29. Families can take home a dogs, puppies, cats and kittens Saturday for only a $15 registration fee for Manatee County residents. Dogs are regularly priced at $80; cats are regularly $40.

Published Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gurley Vitale, a Sarasota law firm specializing in construction law, surety law and commercial litigation, has been selected as a 2014 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & Report and Best Lawyers®. Fewer than 15 percent of law firms nationwide receive this prestigious honor. “We attribute this recognition to the ongoing confidence, loyalty and support of our clients, who choose Gurley Vitale for exceptional service and representation,” said David E. Gurley, founder and president of Gurley Vitale.

Published Thursday, November 27, 2014

With Braden River's loss to East Lake last week, the Manatee Hurricanes are now the sole Manatee County high school football team left standing in the playoffs. The Canes will go head-to-head with Orlando's Dr. Phillips Panthers in a home game on Friday.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This weekend, you can get out and enjoy some local live music while benefiting the Manatee Police Athletic League, a non-profit organization that provides athletic activities & education for Manatee County youth. The Guilty Pleasures will get things started Friday Night, followed by local favorites the Billy Rice Band on Saturday.

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving weekend celebrations often include alcohol. In fact, the Wednesday night before is typically the biggest night of business of the year for the U.S. bar industry. That means there's a greater chance for impaired drivers to get behind the wheel, but the free AAA program Tow to Go gives Florida drivers a safe alternative.

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Old Main Street Merchants Association will sponsor a downtown street party tonight on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton.


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Business Headlines

Open Enrollment Season Is Here: Give Your Benefits a Check Up
Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ask Guido: Your Investment Resource
Published Monday, November 24, 2014

Study Ranks Florida as 5th Best Business Climate Among States
Published Monday, November 24, 2014

Government Headlines

There's an App for That
Published Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Seuffert's Retirement Follows Impressive Record of Service
Published Monday, November 24, 2014

This Week in Local Government: November 24-28, 2014
Published Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fishing Headlines

Captain Favorite's Weekend Fishing Forecast: Nov. 27, 2014
Published Thursday, November 27, 2014

Captain Favorite's Fishing Forum: Nov. 24, 2014
Published Monday, November 24, 2014

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Lee Edington November 21, 2014
June Stowell _
Eleanor Eason November 17, 2014
Dan Taylor November 16, 2014
Jacklin Suggs November 16, 2014
Frederick Seiden November 14, 2014
Lynn Miles November 13, 2014
Gloria Sells November 6, 2014
Jean Claude Presendieu October 30, 2014
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