"I couldn't ask for a better
salesman than Larry, he is so professional and friendly. This is our 3rd
car from him" CRJ Penn
Wilde Sun Honda
Tell Larry Our Town 50 sent you
Santa takes his reindeer out for for a trial
spin in Sarasota prior to the big run on the 25th.
Bishop Dewane congratulates students on their
Christmas pageant at Incarnation School. .
We caught these two men stealing a
clown statue in downtown Sarasota:) Not, actually these men were
moving the clown from Selby library to a new location.
Is it a alien matrix, no it's a maze created by
Hunsader Farms for the Pumpkin Festival, how cool! They have a new one
Up, up and away. These two teenagers were practicing on dry
land at Siesta Key Beach with their new kite surfer. The winds were
well over 25MPH.
The sky was aglow with fiery reds
and oranges during Friday nights sunset.
SARA EGGLEFIELD, a local jazz
singer sings at Blase Cafe, on Siesta Key. Sara's CD is called The Lies Of Handsome Men
All lined up and standing in the shade
these white herons have made this residence their home in Sarasota.
Joe, the owner of the BP gas station on the South Trail in Sarasota
says "it's all good, I just wanted to lower my gas prices below cost
to thank my customers. Customers lined up six deep on Friday to take
advantage of the prices that were around 25 cents below most other
Photo courtesy of Joe Keys
Joe Keys, a Venice resident, took this photo of a waterspout from a cafe
at the Venice Municipal Airport Friday morning.
This homeowner's newspaper carrier's must have some arm to
land the newspapers on the roof:)
Day lilies line the I-95
interstate. It would be nice to have more flowers along our local I-75
found a litter of 55 shark pups, the
largest number ever found in a great hammerhead shark. A Sarasota fisherman
caught the mother shark near Boca Grande.Since 52 of the pups were nearly
full term, experts believe the animal was just days away from giving birth
when it was caught.They say they previously believed great hammerhead
litters were 20-40 pups, so the new information is valuable to scientists.
John MacDonald the author of "Condominium" and other books
most famous quote about Sarasota. "I've never met so many people who have
said they have done so many things" Key words are have said, lol.
It's 56 feet long and becomes
the first on site 911 monument set in bronze in New York City.
Baseball bats act as pillars at
a new sports bar in Sarasota.
A bunny rabbit looks for
somewhere to hide during Alberto's storm effects on our area Sunday at
Siesta Key Beach.
The City of Sarasota issues a public statement that says no one has
applied for a permit or talked to the city about re-erecting the
"Unconditional Surrender" statue
Longboat Key residents enter horse, Keyed Entry, in
Kentucky Derby. The horse took the lead for 3/4's of the race but was
out paced in the last quarter by Barbaro.
Over a thousand people gather
for Sunrise Service on Siesta Key Beach Sunday morning.
A full spread peacock enjoys a sunny Braden River
Old Florida still reins along
the Braden River in Manatee County.
Spring training is in full swing you better come and get it while the teams
are still in town.
* Manatee County to run out of water in 2014 or
sooner? They think so and will look for new sources of water. They are bound
to supply water to Sarasota County until 2025.
Steven Katzman has created “A Portrait of Newtown” in his series depicting
various aspects of life in the Sarasota community.
When only signs will tell the
story this one seems to hold a mouthful.
45 year old man is biking his
way around the U.S. Seen above in Sarasota.
This boatyard almost doubled their boat storage
rates and now they are begging for new customers.
I do, I do takes place at Siesta
Key Beach. You will usually find at least one wedding or more at the beach
on the weekends.
If you haven't had a hot dog or
hamburger at the Hob Nob then you better get going. The original Sarasota
drive in restaurant won't be there forever.
White herons stock up on food
before the cold night ahead.
School snubs Jerry Springer. The cheerleaders
invited him to a Valentine's Dance and then the administration felt he may
be a little bit too controversial. Photo Jerry
If you are looking for a
construction worker, electrician, painter, or other crafts person on a
Friday look no further than Hooters at Gulf Gate Mall. Shown above are their
If you missed the sunset at the
beach this weekend you missed some awesome colors.
WEDU Public Broadcasting is set up on St. Armands Circle to
record peoples stories about their life. It is all part of a government
These wide open spaces are only
15 miles east of the Gulf of Mexico. Wide open spaces that some day will be
Cubans land on Longboat key, boat escapes,
refugees are taken to Tampa after being fed.
Judge says 44 year old Ormond Beach woman was within
her rights to bare her breasts.
The largest contingent in the Veteran's Parade
was the Sarasota Military Academy. They stretched a full block and we
couldn't get all of them in our photo.
A young boy ogles at all the trucks, motorcycles and marching
bands along Main Streets Veteran's Parade.
As the sun rose it shone through some fog the other day
causing fog rays. Enjoy these cooler days and cool nights with lows
in the lower 50's while you can.
The man was paid $158,000. Will the
City of Sarasota see more than a few hundred dollars returned? The Van
Wezel faces almost a one million dollar deficit. Some Van Wezel Board
members viewed his offenses that bordered on theft 'minor'.
Jelly fish at Mote Marine aquarium
shown with shrimp they ate in their belly.
This young tot could be one of our
next firemen. Shown here at Sarasota County's open house holding a
live fire hose in a firemen's garb.
There is nothing quite like a Sunday drive in your shiny roadster
along U.S. 41. 1006
A sunset at Siesta Key beach Friday night. 1006
Mt. Rainer as seen from 12,000 feet on our OurTown 50 Tour. The
haze is from numerous forest fires in the west.
The massive manatee looks at visitors at
Mote Marine on the OurTown50 tour of Mote Marine Saturday. The
mammal has its nose against the glass aquarium.
Kite surfers revel in the winds over the Columbia River on our
Portland and Seattle Tour.
On Monday these two men enjoyed lower
temps as they try to get their message across on Main Street in
It was like locusts had been released and swarmed over Siesta Key
Beach Sunday evening for the drummers and dancers. The parking lot was full
even though it was not peak season.
Sunny sun flowers come in all
varieties, we tried to grow some to see how well they would grow in
Local flowers are only surviving
due to watering almost every other day. Our water shortage this year is
headed towards a 14 inch deficit.
This is one way to advertise your garage sale when you
live in an apartment in Sarasota :)
Mallard ducks head to local swimming pools to
bath as the drought dries up creeks and ponds. Scattered showers are
predicted for Wednesday but don't get out your rain pots yet only a 20%
chance is predicted.
A baby calf feeds along with its mother along Cattleman Road.
You can see the difference
between the watered golf greens and the non-watered perimeter. While
Sarasota airport which borders Bradenton has gotten over 7 inches of rain
the remainder of Sarasota County has gotten little over an inch of rain so
far this year.
Historic Belle Haven Hotel is
now an office building in downtown Sarasota.
It's the Red Hat Ladies who gather over lunch to flaunt their
A full moon over Sarasota on
An eagle glides over the clear skies looking for an area that hasn't
Cloud cover blocked the final
setting of the sun the other night. Before the sun set it was a bright
orange ball. You can barely see the top of the sun as it sets.
It was so crowded at Siesta Key
Beach over the weekend that these Mennonites sunned themselves across from
the beach on the lawn of a condo.
Some people raise dogs others raise egrets. The woman who
owns this house has a regular flock of birds on her lawn.
Welcome to the I-75 parking lot in Venice.
Local tennis star Bradenton
resident Maria Sharapova will grace Sports Illustrated. Here she is shown at
age 15. She is now 19 and earned over $5,000,000 on the court.
Maxwell Zagorski, a Lakewood Ranch junior is
new Abercrombie & Fitch model.
Overnight Sarasota goes from small town to big city
lights. These light poles popped up almost overnight on Sarasota's S.
Trail. Crews had been working for months on laying the new electric for the
poles. We had hoped it was some new high tech lines they were laying. Not.
How much would you pay for this
view out your front door? It's free if you drive to the beach. Better yet
take a bus :)
What does the Dewy Decimal
system have in common with Florida? His house in Lake Placid, FL. A reader
sent us this photo of his Florida home.