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Friday, October 31, 2014

Published Friday, October 31, 2014

The grand finally of the Whitmore-Wonder debates concluded Tuesday night at the Palma Sola Botanical Gardens during the Annual Conservation-Environmental Summit, co-sponsored by Manatee Fish and Game Association, Inc. and Manatee/Sarasota Sierra Club. There were few additions to the candidates' doctrines. But what stood-out to many in the audience of the nearly 70 attendees was Whitmore's fear of litigation and her articulate talent to delude fact.

Published Friday, October 31, 2014

Nik Wallenda finished practice Tuesday at Benderson Park after a three-week training period preparing for his skyscraper walk in Chicago on November 2. He looks to be in the best shape of his life, both mentally and physically. I asked him if he had been working out hard since I met him last year. He looked humble when he replied, “Yes, I have.”

Published Friday, October 31, 2014

In addition to door-to door trick-or-treating, Crime Stoppers of Manatee County will host its 12th Annual Halloween Safe Kids Night from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. tonight at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, located across from Palmetto High School on 17th Street West in Palmetto. There will also be a special event in Village of the Arts.

Published Friday, October 31, 2014

The National Junior College Athletic Association  has named SCF's Maja Ristić as the national Division 1 women's volleyball player of the week. During the voting period Ristić posted an impressive performance highlighted by 6.5 kills/set, 3.8 digs/set, and .90 blocks per set. The Manatees have won 18 straight matches and captured the the Suncoast Conference Championship. The team is headed to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 8/Florida College System Activities Association State Tournament in Jacksonville Nov. 6-8.

Published Friday, October 31, 2014

Neighborhood kids and costume-party goers aren’t the only ones who dress up as something they’re not. Sometimes regular – and even not-so-regular – expenses try to dress up as tax deductions. Real taxpayers tried to deduct each of the following unusual expenses. Which ones did the Tax Court allow as a tax treat? And which ones did the court agree with the IRS and call a tax trick?

Published Friday, October 31, 2014

The 2014-15 season of Main Street Live! begins this Friday in downtown Bradenton. Vendors will line the streets, and live music will fill the air. Things will kick off at 4 p.m. and run until midnight.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Published Thursday, October 30, 2014

Early voting opened last weekend and will run through this Saturday at expanded locations throughout Manatee County. Tuesday is Election Day, when you can vote at your assigned precinct. There are important races all over the ballot that will impact your quality of life, especially on the local level. If you care about the future of your community, you need to get out and participate.

Published Thursday, October 30, 2014

Among the games this Friday: The Braden River Pirates will host the Palmetto Tigers. The Southeast Seminoles will travel to Booker to face the Tornadoes, and the Lakewood Ranch Mustangs will host the Sarasota Sailors. Bayshore is on their bye week.

Published Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cownose stingrays are migrating by the thousands! Stone crab season has finally arrived! A cold front which will approach from the Northwest and pass over most of the state on Thursday. Expect scatted showers and a few thunderstorms. Wind speeds will pick up Friday night and continue throughout the weekend.


Published Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces its expansion into Sarasota with its newest location at 6180 Edgelake Drive, just off Bee Ridge Road. After two years of researching the Sky Zone brand, planning and reviewing market demographics, the owner of the Sky Zone Sarasota, Paul Orsino, has invested almost $2 million into this project. “We took our kids to a SkyZone in New York and they absolutely loved it,” says Orsino.


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Business Headlines

Tax Tip: Don’t Let Unusual Expenses Costumed as Tax Deductions Trick You
Published Friday, October 31, 2014

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Published Monday, October 27, 2014

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Published Sunday, October 26, 2014

Government Headlines

MPO and FDOT Reach Out to Public Outreach
Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cortez Bridge Causes Ruckus at MPO Meeting
Published Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sarasota/Manatee MPO Agenda Results: October 27, 2014
Published Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fishing Headlines

Captain Favorite's Weekend Fishing Forecast: Oct. 30, 2014
Published Thursday, October 30, 2014

Captain Favorite's Fishing Forum: October 27, 2014
Published Monday, October 27, 2014

Manatee Rural Health Certificate


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David Rojas October 24, 2014
Monique Staves October 27, 2014
Patricia Gandley October 28, 2014
John Dean October 26, 2014
Viola Heckendorn October 25, 2014
Dennis Sabo October 25, 2014
Donald Smith October 25, 2014
James Powers October 22, 2004
Daniel Siglin October 21, 2014
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