https://youtu.be/VOktg_VFOeA In this week's Great Moments in Local History, discover the stories behind the beloved Sarasota Opera House - originally the Edwards Theatre!
It's nearing graduation season and my niece is soon to be walking across the stage at Riverview High School, and off to join the ranks of college freshmen this Fall. It's an exciting time, and she's making her final choices on which university she will be attending. This time of year always has me thinking about college majors, and how rarely they intersect with actual long-term career [...]
In 2000, the Florida Department of State and the Florida League of Cities created the Great Floridians Program to celebrate the people who made a significant contribution to the culture of Florida through philanthropy, public service, or personal or professional service. Nominations were accepted in 1999 and put to a committee of state historians. In Sarasota, there are 14 people who were given the accolade of Great [...]