VENICE, Fla. -- The roundabout at Venice Avenue and Jacaranda Boulevard has been dubbed one of the most dangerous intersections in Sarasota County. It was installed in 2012 to help relieve traffic congestion and beautify the gateway into Venice, but navigating the traffic feature has become a major concern for many area residents.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Recent polls show a tight race between incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott and his Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, and if the past 24 hours are any indication, each candidate is placing heavy importance on winning the Suncoast.
Tropical moisture, a stalled front and some daytime heating will once again bring a good chance for showers and thunderstorms. A few scattered showers will be possible along the coast this morning. Later in the day there will be a better chance for thunderstorms moving from west to east and some of the storms could produce brief heavy rains. The rain chance is 60%.
Most people prefer not to think of okra outside of a bowl of gumbo. Okra is sticky (some say slimy) with a somewhat bland taste. Well, okra is not just for gumbos anymore. The new trend among foodies involves incorporating dehydrated vegetables such as dried beets and okra. These dried veggies can be used as a garnish with saucy barbecue or stand alone as a crunchy snack.
BALTIMORE (Ivanhoe Newswire) – They can be dangerous, even deadly. Every year, up to 200,000 Americans die from a blood clot that travels to their lungs. You’ve probably heard about the condition in adults, but new research shows kids can get them too.
Staghorn ferns are epiphytic plants just like orchids or bromeliads. That means they typically live on trees or tree limbs, but do not take nutrients from their host plant. They are wonderfully self-sufficient and even have symbiotic relationships with beneficial insects. They love the growing conditions in Southwest Florida and can often grow quite large – in some cases as large as 8’ or more in diameter. One of the most frequent questions gardeners at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens field are from homeowners wondering what to do with an unwieldy staghorn ferns. Good news is they are quite easy to divide up into smaller ferns and they can also be easily displayed in a tree to provide many years of enjoyment.
The Florida governor's race is heating up, with both Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist making appearances on the Suncoast in the last few days. With a little over five weeks to go until election day, we are wondering if you've made up your mind as to who you're voting for yet? Cast your vote (non-binding, of course) in the poll below.