• Mack Doss Sr., What A Wonderful Man!

    Mack Doss Sr., What A Wonderful Man!

    I got a chance to sit down one on one with Mack Doss Sr. last week.  He wanted to share some really cool stuff about his life, his music, family and friends.  As many of you know, Mack is going through a rather difficult time in his life.  On Sunday, June 4th from 12-5pm there will be a benefit show for Mack at the Swordfish Grill and Tiki in Cortez, FL.

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  • Summer Zoo Camp Registration Opens at Sarasota Jungle Gardens

    Summer Zoo Camp Registration Opens at Sarasota Jungle Gardens

    Registration for this area’s most unique summer vacation camp experience for kids, Summer Zoo Camp at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, has begun and is filling up fast. Sarasota Jungle Gardens is located at 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234.

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  • PSA for Parents:  Summer is Coming

    PSA for Parents: Summer is Coming

    “If I could save time in a bottle…,” what a song, and thank you, Jim Croce, for uttering words that are truly timeless.  If I could save time in a bottle, my expansive wealth would lead me to my remote island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean where I would read The Sarasota Post every day whilst drinking rum from a real coconut.  We all look at our children, and think, where did the time go?  Time is a hot commodity and when you figure that out, I think your appreciation level for everything goes up.

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Meet Me At The Cortez Cafe

Not much has changed at the Cortez Cafe since the seventies when fishermen in the sleepy village of Cortez would gather to swap stories and gossip over a hearty breakfast and a bottomless cup of coffee before heading offshore. In 2002, owners Sam and Debi Varelis left their respective careers in wholesale produce sales and real estate to carry on the tradition of Cortez’s community gathering place.  In 2003, they expanded into the hair salon next door, nearly doubling the size of the size of the restaurant.

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So You Wanna Be a Musician? Sign up for Del Couch’s Summer Camp

If your child or teen has any inclination toward wanting to sing, play, and perform, the  “So you Wanna Be a Musician” 2017 Summer Camp at the Del Couch Music Education Foundation is a one-of-a-kind program, comparable to nothing in the U.S. that Del’s aware of.  Set in Del’s world class recording studio at Manatee School for the Arts, some students having been trained at the foundation are living lives as paid musicians or musical engineers and a few have world-wide recognition.

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Turn Back Time with Classic Cher

Cher recently received Billboard’s ICON Award and turned 71 years old! Just when you think she has stopped performing she comes back and shows us what she is made of! Her new show “Classic Cher” is in residency in Las Vegas and Washington DC this year. I had the opportunity to see this show while in Vegas at the beautiful new Park Theater at the Monte Carlo. It was 90 minutes of pure Cher! Cher fans were out in full force. An intimate theatre of approximately 5,000 seats, everyone was having a great time.

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