New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Neighborhood

{photo source} There's a Greek proverb that says, "A city grows great when men plant trees under whose shade they will never sit." The idea, of course, is that for future generations to thrive present generations must be proactive. If done right, change in cities...

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Getting Smart About Water

photo source Along with air, water is the most important resource on planet Earth. You'd think something so important would be treated like gold, but think about how much is lost through running hoses and faucets, leaks, and inefficient washing machines. We can do...

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End our Dependency on Fossil Fuels & Show Solidarity for our Neighbors and Wildlife Along the Gulf

We are expecting nearly 200 people at tonight’s vigil. I know we can mobilize to make this the largest BP Gulf Disaster vigil in Florida. If you have not already rsvp’d, please go to the link below and register. Please forward this to your friends & network. I am getting feedback that this is a “button pusher” for a lot of folks. Everyone wants to do something, but knowing the best thing to do is hard right now. THIS is going to be a GIANT step in the right direction. Please come out and show your support.

The vigil will be held on Tuesday, June 8 at 7 pm

City Island, Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota

To RSVP, go to

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Band Concerts in Payne Park—Walk From Laurel Park!

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of great music and good people when the Suncoast Concert Band or Jazz Ambassadors Big Band play at Payne Park. Concerts cost five bucks, payable at the door, with refreshments provided for a dollar each. All concerts are presented in a casual atmosphere, with open seating. Two performances remain in the spring schedule: April 25th and May 9th, both at 3pm. Laurel Park Management encourages all residents to get out there and enjoy everything Payne Park has to offer.

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Go Behind the Science with Mote Marine Laboratory

Sarasota’s very own Mote Marine Laboratory is renowned for their scientific research. But one needn’t be a scientist to get a behind the scenes look at what makes the Sarasota Bay area such a dynamic marine ecosystem. Mote Marine’s Behind the Science program stimulates inquiring minds with six rotating topics: Rescue, Rehab, Release; Saving Seahorses; Spineless Sea; Water World; Exploring the Bay; and Kayaking.

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