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2013-05-06 23:25:04

The Real Estate Marketing Insider names Sarasota, Fla., as its Best Beach Rental Market of the Week. The announcement comes in response to a recent news report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that indicated high demand for Sarasota County real estate. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 The Real Estate Marketing Insider chose Sarasota, Fla., for its weekly award for the best beach rental market. Home prices in the Sarasota community have been rising rapidly, according to a press release in the...

2009-05-23 00:07:34

Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University, has identified a 2-mile strip of palm-fringed sand in Hawaii as the best U.S. beach. Stephen Leatherman, director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research, put Hanalei Bay in Kauai at the top of his 2009 Top 10 list. Leatherman, in a news release, said he considers 50 criteria when he puts the list together, as he has every year since 1991. Hawaii, Florida and New York each had two beaches on the list. While Leatherman called Hanalei...

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...

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