Today is the start of a 2 day summit in Tampa focusing on better ways to run prisons and rehab those that are detained there, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Charles Bronson argues that new EPA standards controlling farm runoff will cost Florida too much money, Royal Carribean's Oasis of the Seas caused some traffic jams as it sailed into it's new home at Port Everglades,
teens texting while driving, Creative Loafing names new Chief Executive Officer, and optimistic retail forecast.
The Middle St. Johns River is home to one of the highest densities of Archaic-aged (6200-3500 BP) shell mounds in the southeast. Although many mounds were places of habitation, contemporary research indicates that some shell mounds were purposefully constructed as mortuary monuments, while others contain shellfish remains but little else.
Linda Pointer will present a 30-minute recital of organ music on Thursday, December 17, at 12:15pm at Christ Church, Bradenton, on the church's outstanding Letourneau pipe organ. Admission is free; lunch will be served afterwards for a modest fee.
Annual Holiday Concert of Una Voce: The Florida Men's Chorale. Act I - A light hearted look at Santa trying to find a replacement for Rudolph. Act II - Traditional, classical Holiday selections including Britton's "A Ceremony of Carols" with harp accompanist, "O Holy Night" and many others.