SARASOTA, Fla. -- Allegations of a cover up continue to circulate within Sarasota city government. The issue is the city's I.T. department and the security of not only government information but also your dealings with the city.
NORTH PORT, Fla. -- The city of North Port will investigate rumors of employees cheating on tests required by FEMA. The probe comes after unnamed sources told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that the cheating was a frequent practice.
With plenty of moisture and a stationary boundary we can expect another round of scattered showers and an occasional thunderstorms rolling in from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. The rain chance stays fairly high at 50%. Some of the storms will contain brief periods of very heavy rainfall. With the ground already saturated we can expect some areas to experience some minor flooding again on Wednesday.
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) – More than 269,000,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Many of them will need surgery and radiation, procedures that can kill the cancer but disfigure breasts. Now, there’s a simple way to reconstruct tissue using a patient’s own fat.
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.
DALLAS (AP) -- A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.
BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Manatee County Government is planning to upgrade and streamline the emergency 911 call system. The upgrade and streamline process would do away with individual call and dispatch centers like the one used by the Bradenton Police Department and place them all under one roof at the Emergency Communications Center.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The original homes on Siesta Key over half a century ago were for the most part casual, built to take advantage of nature’s own cooling system -- and much smaller than the mega-mansions we see today.
It is officially silly season -- those last weeks of a political campaign when all gets tossed up in the air. With the Florida governor’s race being one of the most-watched races as well as one of the most expensive (if not the most expense race for a governor’s seat), all eyes are turned to the strategies Rick Scott and Charlie Crist will use in these last days to push them over the line.