Several months ago when it was announced that the Sarasota Music Festival wouldn’t happen next June, every classical music lover in the area was saddened at the news. The festival has been an institution in this area for years. However, the good news is that the generosity of a foundation has revived the 45 year Sarasota tradition.
The Push for Drilling - Part 2
Last week, we focused on oil and natural gas drilling off Florida’s Gulf Coast. We wrap up that conversation by looking in more detail at the potential for new jobs and royalty payments to the state if the moratorium on drilling in state waters is ended. And we talk about the politics of drilling in Florida since this issue is expected to feature prominently in the spring legislative session in Tallahassee.
The board members who head Florida's university system met yesterday to discuss a seamless education system from Pre-K to post graduate work, Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio spoke to a crowd in Bradenton yesterday as he campaigns for a Senate bid, and the annual football game between Tampa's Police and Fire Departments are scheduled to kick off Saturday afternoon.
Negro Baseball League
It wasn't until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 that African American and white baseball players competed in the same league. Walter Gibbons, Clifford Brown, and Raydell Maddix remember those days - they all played for teams in the Negro Baseball League in the years before baseball was integrated. Recently, the three former players reunited and reminisced about those early days of baseball and playing in the league.
A new study ranks Florida at #7 for states in danger of fiscal peril, Governor Charlie Crist reaffirms that he was unaware of President Obama's visit to Florida last month in wake of criticism to appearances Crist made with President Obama, Florida's newest airport undergoes another name change. meeting of Board of Governors and Florida Board of Education, and a man sends flowers to man responsible for Fort Hood shootings.
Cheer for your Tampa Bay Lightning at their November 27 game against the New York Rangers, and support Hillsborough County Public Schools. Player and Coach packages will get you discounted tickets, food and drink vouchers, and the opportunity to win Lightning prizes!