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Mason Cox

Fans of raucous Aussie rules football can spot the superstar at the USAFL nationals at Lakewood Ranch. The only American playing footy Down Under, where it’s insanely popular, the towering (6-foot, 11-inch) Texan is hard to miss.

Mary Mack

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Mary Mack

Soul food for supper? OMG, yes, if we can persuade the Newtown activist leading this month’s Big Mama’s Collard Greens Festival to bring a mess of greens prepared by the winning chef in last year’s cook-off.

Gene Jones

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Gene Jones

While Sarasota struggles to keep its YMCA, Venice’s SKY Y is busy growing. We’ll ask its new CEO, fresh from the prosperous D.C. metropolitan Y, how YMCAs can stay strong in today’s challenging climate.

Michael Lander

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Michael Lander

The New York developer wants to build affordable apartments at the Sarasota Kennel Club, closed since Florida banned dog racing. First question: Can he get city approval? Next question: Will the apartments allow dogs?

 

South Carolina tourist

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South Carolina Tourist

The Beaufort, S.C., visitor won’t miss a word at dinner, thanks to a Facebook post made after a beachcomber found the prosthetic ear he lost on Anna Maria. Some 1,800 shares later, his wife saw the post.

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