T-Bone talks noise on WSLR with County Commissioner Nora Patterson, Paul Caragiulo and CL‘s own Tim Sukits

Terry “T-Bone” Rhodes invited a group of distinguished guests to his Music Scene and Be Seen radio show on Saturday afternoon to talk about Sarasota’s city and county noise ordinances, the county’s entertainment ordinance, and the new Noise Ordinance CD compilation being released at the Cock & Bull at an all-day, all-local original music blowout on February 20. […]

The Equal Civil Rights Rally was about more than same-sex marriage

Published Nov. 19, 2009 About 130 LGBT-rights activists took to the streets of downtown Sarasota last Saturday afternoon to make their voices heard at the Equal Civil Rights Rally. The attendees met up at Five Points and marched to the bayfront with banners waving and rainbows flying. After a few speakers, some rally chants and […]

The Python Hunter is charged

Published Nov. 6, 2009 The Sarasota Herald-Tribune broke the news yesterday that Justin Matthews, the owner of Matthew’s Wildlife Rescue  who made international news for planting his 14-foot pet python “Sweetie” in a Bradenton storm drain, has been charged with a third-degree felony for misuse of a 911 emergency system and a second-degree misdemeanor for maintaining captive wildlife in […]

A photo exposé of Justin Matthews: The Python Hunter

Published Sept. 30, 2009 I spent a day with Justin Matthews of Matthews Wildlife Rescue to meet some of his friends from the animal kingdom and talk about his quest to bring attention to Florida’s Burmese Python problem. Matthews garnered international attention when he admitted to planting his pet 14-foot, 110-pound Burmese Python in a Bradenton […]

An interesting comment on our Buchanan town hall videos

Published Aug. 27, 2009 Not long after I posted the videos I took at Rep. Vern Buchanan’s Aug. 20 town hall meeting on YouTube, someone wrote a comment on one of them that I thought was a bit disturbing. This comes from user starfruitproductions: “I went to this town hall meeting. When my family and I arrived, […]

A few Facebook comments about downtown SRQ parking meters

Aug. 19, 2009 Mr. “Talk of the Suncoast” himself, Cliff Roles, put up a link on Facebook yesterday directing the community to the Herald-Tribune’s article on the City Commission’s 4-1 vote to reintroduce parking meters to downtown Sarasota after 40 years, and during the worst economy in that time span. Here are a few of the […]