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Newsletter July 8, 2015

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015

How can you go wrong with a fashionable ranch-style house? The wooden structure of this home adds a lot of character and the color sure makes it stand out to passersby. This lovely place is also nicely landscaped and is located East-of-the-Trail. Let's hear it for curb appeal!

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Newsletter June 24, 2015

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I pass this home on my way to work on a daily basis. For the longest time it was pretty drab-looking and then it was finally for sale. I don't know if the new owners painted it and spruced things up, or if the sellers did that. In any event, it now looks 100% better.

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Newsletter June 10, 2015

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015

When I took typing in junior high (now called middle school), I recollect that if you type the phrase, “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country,” you would have stroked many of the manual keys on the typewriter. However, with the advent of the computer and keyboard typing and making corrections is now a breeze.

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Newsletter May 27, 2015

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I pass this house frequently, and finally had my camera with me to get a shot of it. The lines are clean with some mid-century features. I particularly like the front door’s design and the owner’s color choice. This sleek-looking home is just west of Tuttle Avenue.

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Newsletter May 13, 2015

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What a cool-looking updated mid-century modern nearby in the Brookside School area. I was driving around looking for unique houses to photograph for the newsletter and came across this simple and dynamic place that reflects 'minimalism.' It is on a block with typical cinderblock ranch style places and it really stands out. You never know what you’ll find a short distance from where you live.

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Newsletter April 29, 2015

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015

While this isn’t intended to be a comprehensive history of Sarasota’s theaters (stage and/or screen), I hope you’ll enjoy a brief trip back through my early movie-going days when admission to the “RITZ” theater was 9¢ for a feature film, a western, a serial episode, plus previews and selected short subjects.

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Newsletter April 15, 2015

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015

One of the most remarkable historical rehabilitation projects in downtown Sarasota can be found on the corner of Central Avenue and Fifth Street.

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Newsletter March 18, 2015

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A.B. Edwards was born on October 2, 1874 within 5 miles of where the Sarasota County Courthouse stands. The oldest of five boys, when his father, John L. died in 1886, and his mother, Mellie Frances (nee Ange) died four years later, your Arthur felt the weight of sadness when he saw the family split up among relatives and friends.

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