The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for things to do around the area this week of 10.16-10.23! Pumpkin Patch at the St. Pete Pier Pumpkin Patch at the St. Pete Pier800 2nd Avenue Northeast St. Petersburg, FL 33701 This amazing pumpkin patch is offering once inContinue Reading


In case you miss season changes on the Suncoast Some snowbirds escalated their northern migration from Florida this year. They’re always gone by tax day, April 15 except for this year. That’s when we look forward to our favorite restaurant tables and beach parking spots. Sadly, this year, the pandemicContinue Reading

The Downtown Bradenton's Farmers’ Market Returns to Old Main Street Oct. 6, 2018


The Bradenton Farmers’ Market returns to downtown Bradenton on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., and continues every Saturday through May 25, 2019. The Market takes place on Old Main Street (12th Street West), between Manatee Avenue West and Third Avenue West in downtown Bradenton. Parking is free and dogs on leashes are always welcome. “The Bradenton Farmers’ Market is a true seasonal market that mirrors the Florida growing period. The end of summer ushers in opening day at the market, which is always anticipated by our vendors and patrons,” said Peg Haynes, Market Manager. “We have built a welcoming community at the market that has something for everyone.

Free Museum Day September 22


What are you curious about? Do you gaze at the stars and wonder if on some distant planet, another life form is peering your way too? Does an inanimate object send your mind reeling, wondering how ancient civilizations had the wherewithal to develop the tools and equipment to insure their people flourished? Is it difficult for you to drive past an old barn or stately church without thinking about the countless memories the walls of the buildings have protected all these years? Albert Einstein said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” If you are a curious person, then you thrive on discovery and learning.

The Last Installment In Rose Lipke's Series On The Red Tide and Blue-Green Algae On Our Florida Coasts - Ten Things You Can Do


If you have read my last three articles you probably feel a lot like I do. Overwhelmed. Deeply saddened. Outraged. I mean….really really outraged. Don’t let that anger give way to despair in the face of such a complex and seemingly insurmountable problem. Channel that anger into action. Here are 10 things you can do to help fix our water quality woes.

The Slow Death of Lake Okeechobee And the Rise of Toxic Blue-Green Algae In Florida -Part 2 of A Series by Rose Lipke


Let me start by saying that nothing…I mean nothing can prepare you for the way this stuff smells. The sheer putridness of it makes every cell in you scream for you to get away from it. In areas where the wind and currents break the surface tension it is a bright neon green, varying in thickness. When it collects in stagnant areas it grows into thick mats and takes on an ashy light blue and green tint, with small pillars reaching above the surface spewing light tufts of powdery toxins that keep growing, multiplying and amassing on the surface. It grows so quickly at times you can actually watch this process happen. The stench gets into your sinuses and throat, you can taste it for hours later.