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The frozen cat I betrayed and then buried

The frozen cat I betrayed and then buried

Thoughts raced through my head: Is there a rabid raccoon nearby? What’s wrong with Popsicle? Should we take him to the ER? I fell into the usual male mode of instinct mixed
with arrogance mixed with decisive action.

September 22, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

SCAT drivers are the most aggressive New York cab school of driving jockeys I have ever witnessed. You would think St. Armands was a closed racetrack the way the SCAT bus races to its next empty spot with a sole lonely bicyclist aboard.

September 21, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat should partner with Ringling Circus next time around

Longboat should partner with Ringling Circus next time around

We should fault the Mayor and Vice Mayor for their late-game torpedoing of our community and arts center project with Ringling. It suffered a death by a thousand little lashes.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Does Longboat really have to deport baby peacocks?

Does Longboat really have to deport baby peacocks?

Some residents agree with the internment and deportation of the females. They cite late night shrieking and mating calls reminding them of sounds they have not heard since college.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra plans to Move to Payne Park

Sarasota Orchestra plans to Move to Payne Park

The Sarasota Orchestra plans to move to Payne Park. The organization cites parking and constraints on performances as well as sea level rise as factors.

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

Mar Vista Parking plagues Longboat Village

Mar Vista Parking plagues Longboat Village

The parking of dinner patrons at the Mar Vista Restaurant in the Village of north Longboat Key is creating discord in the otherwise peaceful residential community. Is there a viable solution?

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

The state of the Colony property — on the ground, in the courts…

The state of the Colony property — on the ground, in the courts…

The Colony is long gone, Murf Klauber has dies and the St. Regis Hotel plan was approved by the Town. When will the future come and what does it hold for this property?

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

Sarasota’s love affair with Roundabouts

Sarasota’s love affair with Roundabouts

Sarasota has a love affair with the roundabout. The largest one is yet to come at US 41 and the base of the Ringling Bridge at Gulfstream Avenue. Longboat Town leaders are opposed.

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

The Sarasota Museum of Modern Art close to a reality…

The Sarasota Museum of Modern Art close to a reality…

We have all seen the former Sarasota High School transforming into the future Sarasota Museum of Modern Art on South U.S. 41. When will it open and what’s in store? Watch the video for the details.

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

The Story of Longboat Continued: Undergrounding its utilities

The Story of Longboat Continued: Undergrounding its utilities

Longboat Key is undertaking the major task of undergrounding its power lines, cable lines and installing fiber optic cable Town-wide.

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »