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It’s official: We now have bats in our belfry Friday, 17 October 2014 10:23 BY JACK SHORT - The “belfries” have been put in place and many of them are full of bats. That sounds about right, considering the season, though the installation of several bat boxes around the island had less to do with Halloween and more to do with the burgeoning bat homeless population. Read the Full Story
Plantings added to Gilchrist, residents not happy about it Friday, 17 October 2014 10:22 BY MARCY SHORTUSE - On an island where parking is a premium and bickering has become the commonality if the word “Gilchrist” arises in conversation, it would be easy to assume that every parking space is precious. Well, not to everyone. Read the Full Story
The ‘MOD Squad’ on the offensive: Legendary architecture celebrated in Sarasota Friday, 17 October 2014 10:09 BY MARY BESS - The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) is determined to save modern houses from the wrecking ball. Despite its efforts, a valuable architectural tradition is being lost partly because the public, which seems to prefer “folklore” architecture,  does not understand the modern tradition and consequently has not embraced it. Read the Full Story
Voters to decide funding for recreation, conservation lands Friday, 17 October 2014 10:07 BY JACK SHORT - Voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on how certain types of land acquisitions by the state are funded. Read the Full Story
Obituary: Donald Houston Stewart, Jr. Friday, 17 October 2014 10:04 Donald Houston Stewart, Jr., age 79, died on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads after a long struggle with Inclusion Body Myositis, a degenerative muscular disease. Don was a native North Carolinian, spent his formative years in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Read the Full Story
Obituary: Christian Scott-Hansen Friday, 17 October 2014 10:02 After 2 1/2 years of battling brain cancer, Christian Scott-Hansen, 70, of Boca Grande, died peacefully October 16, 2014 at the Tidewell Hospice House in Englewood. Read the Full Story
Profile: Charlie Baker Friday, 17 October 2014 09:59 BY JACK SHORT - Charlie Baker is a surprising guy. He looks younger than he actually is, which might work against him if he didn’t have the management and design chops he’s developed from an early start in his industry: hospitality management, housekeeping and design. Read the Full Story
Fire department discusses stats, proposed budget for FY15 Friday, 18 July 2014 14:04 BY JACK SHORT - The Boca Grande Fire Control District met Wednesday, July 16 to discuss monthly stats, housekeeping, and the proposed budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year, which reflects some item increases at the same millage rate as the previous year's. Read the Full Story
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Read more...BY JACK SHORT - The “belfries” have been put in place and many of them are full of bats. That sounds about right, considering the season, though the installation of several bat boxes around the island had less to do with Halloween and more to do with the burgeoning bat homeless population.


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Read more...BY MARCY SHORTUSE - On an island where parking is a premium and bickering has become the commonality if the word “Gilchrist” arises in conversation, it would be easy to assume that every parking space is precious.

Well, not to everyone.


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BY MARY BESS - The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) is determined to save modern houses from the wrecking ball. Despite its efforts, a valuable architectural tradition is being lost partly because the public, which seems to prefer “folklore” architecture,  does not understand the modern tradition and consequently has not embraced it.


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BY MARY BESS - The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) is determined to save modern houses from the wrecking ball. Despite its efforts, a valuable architectural tradition is being lost partly because the public, which seems to prefer “folklore” architecture,  does not understand the modern tradition and consequently has not embraced it.


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BY MARY BESS - The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) is determined to save modern houses from the wrecking ball. Despite its efforts, a valuable architectural tradition is being lost partly because the public, which seems to prefer “folklore” architecture,  does not understand the modern tradition and consequently has not embraced it.


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