Flying Dog Cafe Reunion- March 24th!


Back in 2003 I opened the Flying Dog Cafe on Tallevast Road in Sarasota. My concept was simple, I just wanted to open a breakfast and lunch spot in a big warehouse. Little did I know that it would turn into a music venue as well. We started an open Jam in 2005 on Thursday nights. We must have been in the right place at the right time.

The Most Read and Best Stories on the Sarasota Post in 2017


Yes, 2017 is coming to a close.  What a year!  The Sarasota Post is now going on 8 years old.  It’s hard to believe how time flies.  Here are 10 of the most popular stories from 2017.  There is some great writing here.  Take a look and Happy New Year from Sande, Laura, Shelby, James, Molly, Jodi, Vicky and Rose!

Hurricane Irma’s Collateral Beauty


The Chinese symbol for crisis is also the symbol for opportunity. In a very similar way the symbol that graced our television screens symbolized not only the symmetry of a massive hurricane, but the forces of crisis and destruction ahead and the wave of opportunity that followed on the backside of the storm.

Put there by a hurricane, Removed by a hurricane!


In 1989, Hurricane Hugo took a break from its path of major destruction to pick up a random, little lifeboat and deposit it just off Rt 171 on Folly Beach, at the southern end of James Island in Charleston, SC. Some believe that the boat had been used as a coast guard lifeboat during WW II. It was a bit worse for wear, but was still intact.

Did the Native Americans Hurricane-Proof Manatee County?


While most of the country slept last Friday night, Florida was on edge and the Tampa Bay area was getting reports that the largest Atlantic hurricane in recent history was heading well… right for us. Reports fluctuated, as they often do, but it seemed that the eye of Hurricane Irma as a Category 4 or even 5 was a major possibility right here in Sarasota.