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Ruskin based, Sarasota speedboat champs eye world title

Ruskin based, Sarasota speedboat champs eye world title

By KEVIN BRADY Strapped into a 615-horsepower, bullet-shaped speedboat that will take him from 0 to 60 mph in four seconds, Daniel Racz wasn’t thinking about the competition at the…

Palmetto author turns childhood stories from distant past into novel

Palmetto author turns childhood stories from distant past into novel

By CARL MARIO NUDI Palmetto native Sarah A. Younger was back in her hometown Aug. 19 to give a talk at the Woman’s Club of Palmetto on her first novel,…

Lifelong athlete opens CrossFit 31 gym, teaches ‘core values’

Lifelong athlete opens CrossFit 31 gym, teaches ‘core values’

By YVETTE C. HAMMETT Kim Honrud is one of the last people you might expect to own a gym — not because she doesn’t look the part, but because of…

North Manatee bird sanctuary a labor of love

North Manatee bird sanctuary a labor of love

By LOIS KINDLE PP, once a beautiful yellow and white sulphur-crested cockatoo, came to Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue a broken soul. She had been chronically abused by a…

Fort Hamer boaters looking forward to scheduled Sept. 23 bridge opening

Fort Hamer boaters looking forward to scheduled Sept. 23 bridge opening

Editor’s note from Manatee County  on Sept. 6, 2017 regarding Hurricane Irma: Fort Hamer Bridge, scheduled to open to traffic on Sept. 23, will open temporarily to accommodate traffic related to…

Gannon University — a new community presence

Gannon University — a new community presence

Editor’s note: Gannon University officials at their main campus in Pennsylvania informed us that the university will be closed due to the oncoming storm. No re-opening date has yet been specified.…

Obituaries September 7, 2017

J. Frank Visicaro J. Frank Visicaro, 89, of Sun City Center, Florida and formerly of Florham Park, N.J., passed away on August 19, 2017 surrounded by his caring family. He…

New company makes moving a breeze for seniors

New company makes moving a breeze for seniors

By LOIS KINDLE Moving can be a daunting experience for anyone, let alone someone who’s elderly. The very thought of having to go through all your belongings, choose which things…

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