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2009-06-04 15:12:00

SARASOTA, Fla., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarasota County's (www.sarasotafl.org) rich architectural legacy takes center stage this summer as a self-guided architecture tour spotlighting structures associated with the Sarasota School of Architecture as well as other significant symbols of architectural ingenuity (www.toursarasota.com). Sarasota's architecture has been attracting worldwide attention since the early 1900s. Later, architecture played a key role as the vacation destination defined...

2009-04-29 10:43:42

Police arrested a 70-year-old man in Siesta Key, Fla., for protesting the use of brown replacement sand on a beach of white sand, his wife says. Anne Overbeck said her husband, Jim, was arrested when he threw his body on top of a pile of the brown sand to stop a bulldozer from blending the off-color sand into Siesta Beach's white quartz sand, the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune said Wednesday. He said he wanted to make a point, Overbeck said after her husband's arrest Tuesday. Two dump truck...

2009-03-12 12:37:00

Workshops, Funded Through a $25,000Grant From the Verizon Foundation, to be Held in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota SARASOTA, Fla., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee will host a series of free Internet safety workshops designed specifically for computer users aged 50 and older. The sessions will be held at various locations in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota in April and May. The workshops, funded through a $25,000 grant from the Verizon...

2009-02-19 10:49:00

Verizon Announces $25,000Grant to the University to Develop Workshops to Be Held Throughout the Region SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Verizon teamed up Thursday (Feb. 19) to promote Internet safety for adults aged 50 and older. Verizon announced that it will provide a $25,000 grant to the university to develop Internet safety workshops that will be held throughout the region to educate people in this age group about potential...

2009-01-22 11:18:00

Sarasota and Bradenton Communities including Sarasota Regional Airport PHOENIX, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperShuttle announced today it will expand its current operating agreement and service area to include Sarasota and Bradenton as well as the Sarasota Regional Airport to and from Tampa International Airport. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071030/LATU031LOGO) According to the Tampa International Airport, 20 percent of all airline passenger traffic for Tampa International...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'