Cooper Levey-Baker has written about food, politics, civic issues, the arts, and music in Southwest Florida for 15 years. His work has won multiple awards from the Florida Magazine Association and the Florida Society of Professional Journalists, as well as an honorable mention from the Julia Child Foundation. Follow him on Twitter: @LeveyBaker.

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Sarasota City News: October 2013

Hot topics, talk and history.

10/01/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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New Sarasota City Commissioner Susan Chapman On "Brutal" Campaign

Susan Chapman won a hard-fought race. Now the real work begins.

07/01/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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Exactly What To Do in Sarasota This Summer

We've scouted out some great things to eat, see and do while the snowbirds are gone and the Sarasota is ours.

06/27/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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The Bounty Hunter

Steve Phelps scours the landscape to bring diners at his Indigenous restaurant a taste of the Florida--specifically, Sarasota--wild.

02/01/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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Sarasota After Dark: Bandwidth

These three bands are helping the local Sarasota music scene make a name for itself.

11/01/2012 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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Are We Still Seasonal?

10/31/2012 Photography by Lori Sax By Cooper Levey-Baker

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First Person: The Invisible Campaign

Writer Cooper Levey-Baker took to the election trenches to work for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008.

09/30/2012 Photography by Barbara Banks By Cooper Levey-Baker

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God, Politics and Business

07/31/2012 Photography by Alex Stafford By Cooper Levey-Baker