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An osprey flies over Turtle Bay, searching the waters below for a fresh fish supper. These birds have talons that are specially adapted for grasping slippery fish, which comprise almost their entire diet.

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Who says you can’t find anything to do if you decide to take a vacation and stay at home? I played so much golf over my time off during Christmas and New Year’s that my forearms and back were sore.

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An osprey flies over Turtle Bay, searching the waters below for a fresh fish supper. These birds have talons that are specially adapted for grasping slippery fish, which comprise almost their entire diet.

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Who says you can’t find anything to do if you decide to take a vacation and stay at home? I played so much golf over my time off during Christmas and New Year’s that my forearms and back were sore.

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St. John’s wort (Hypericaceae) is the common name for a family of plants with showy yellow flowers. It is commonly believed that the name refers to John the Baptist, since many of the plants bloom around the time of the feast of St. John the Baptist in late June. This family is quite large, …

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ENGLEWOOD — Kathleen Jarosik not only helped fight homelessness through a New Paradigm foundation fundraiser, she won a seven-day trip to Europe.

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Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda was filled with people "blowing the last sundown" of 2018. According to tradition, by saying farewell to the old year by blowing the sun down, good luck, peace and prosperity will come to the area. The noisemakers began at 5:44 p.m. and continued until the last …

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What a fantastic way to end the old year and begin the new. The weather almost couldn’t have been designed better for cycling than what we’ve had in the last week. While it certainly is feasible to ride at all temperatures, something about 60 to 70 degrees is just putting icing on the cake.

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It’s 2019 and I am optimistic for this new year. You see, 2018 was tough. The year started with me running Hands Across the Harbor with a nasty cold. Then I ran the Sarasota Music Half Marathon with uncontrolled asthma (I thought I was still dealing with the cold).

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Most who live in the area will have noticed in their yards a very common small lizard, the brown or Cuban anole (pronounced “uh-NOLE,” not “AY-nole”). It is an exotic species which has long been established here. The males extend a colorful orange or red dewlap while doing push-ups to establ…

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As much as I enjoy being outdoors, I enjoy good food. Fortunately, Florida is home to many outdoor festivals dedicated to delicious eats such as strawberries, mangoes, fried frog legs, swamp cabbage, and key lime pie. To help plan your 2019 travel, I have rounded up a few savory and sweet fe…

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It is time to make New Year’s resolutions, so I asked several people what resolutions they thought their pets would make, if they could tell us.

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Englewood resident and 2012 Edison State College graduate, Kayla Clarke, a gunner’s mate petty officer first class surface warfare, has re-enlisted in the Navy through 2023. She will be returning home for leave before additional training and her new duty station for the next two years with t…

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