Category Archives: News & Events

  • Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family

    Please come to hear author Daniel Bergner at 10:30 am on January 26 in the Conference Center at the new Suncoast Technical College in North Port (next to the new Shannon Staub Library) or at 7:00 pm the same day at the Sarasota Opera House.  Tickets are free but must...
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  • The “Take a Look—Buy a Book—Donate” Campaign

    by Ryan G. Van Cleave When Sheila Birnbaum sees a need, she feels an obligation to do something about it. That’s surely thanks to her long career up in the Northeast as a patient advocate, which means she spent decades helping others. Birnbaum’s first initiative was The Pajama Game. She...
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  • Six Men and Women Who Are Making Venice Even Greater

    They don’t wear capes or perform gravity-defying feats of daring. But to the lives they touch and the causes they support, they’re superheroes. From a high school senior to an 80-year-old real estate broker, these caring citizens are making our world a better place. Caroline Kincaid Caroline Kincaid is a...
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  • Libraries get creative to help kids read more

    Though you’re more likely to catch today’s kids with their faces buried in a smartphone as opposed to a book, libraries in the Los Angeles area are doing their part to give kids every opportunity to fall in love with reading. As the Los Angeles Times reports, Los Angeles County...
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  • Celebrating Dr. Bill Jervey

    By BOB MUDGE SENIOR WRITER Want to retire at age 37? Here’s one way, though for most people it would require a time machine. Start a business at age 9; buy your first stock at age 13; study business and economics in college before getting a Ph.D. in political science;...
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