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Hi. I am an amateur birder and photographer. Our community has a wonderful diversity of birds

Name: Rick Cord­ner

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Hi. I am an ama­teur bird­er and pho­tog­ra­ph­er. Our com­mu­ni­ty has a won­der­ful diver­si­ty of birds. Since ear­ly March, I have record­ed 78 species of birds and have tak­en many pho­tos. I have uploaded my check­lists and pho­tos to a pub­lic site called eBird.org. It is run by the Cor­nell Ornithol­o­gy Lab. (There is a mobile app avail­able.)

My check­lists and pho­tos can be viewed here: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L8071798?yr=all&m=

If you click on the pho­to icon you can see my most recent pic­tures. If you click on the “Illus­trat­ed Check­list” tab you can scroll through all of my pic­tures. See sam­ple extract of web page attached. I hope you enjoy. I invite fel­low like mind­ed res­i­dents to upload their check­lists. Please let me know if you have any ques­tions. Kind Regards,

Placing Teddy bears/stuffed animals in windows

Name: Bar­bara Hud­speth

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I’ve recent­ly seen on TV news sto­ries about com­mu­ni­ties where the res­i­dents are plac­ing Ted­dy bears/stuffed ani­mals in their win­dows to pro­vide objects for scav­enger hunts. Here’s a news item from Tam­pa:

https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/health/bay-area-neighbors-are-encouraging-kids-to-go-on-a-bear-hunt-to-pass-time/67–8998bde0-98e5-44e8-b473-503303e09105

I think that this is some­thing that we could do here. Check on Tor­cel­lo Ct!!

Isolation Reading

Name: Michael wen­droff
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Iso­la­tion Read­ing
You can bor­row books from the Sara­so­ta Pub­lic Library with their online app, or of course order them from Ama­zon. Here’s some sug­ges­tions:
Edu­cat­ed
Hill­bil­ly Ele­gy
Where the Craw­dads Sing
The Nightin­gale
Amer­i­can Dirt
Lit­tle Fires Every­where (with an Ohio con­nec­tion)
The Tat­tooist of Auschwitz
The Woman in the Win­dow
The Light We Lost
Once We Were Broth­ers
Mod­ern Romance (by humorist Aziz Ansari)

Congratulations to Marge Callery

Name: Phyl­lis Nolan
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Con­grat­u­la­tions to Marge Callery for win­ning the recent raf­fle at the VGRC craft show. A beau­ti­ful wirewrapped sea­glass neck­lace made by Phyl­lis Nolan. Phyl­lis teach­es wirewrap­ping sea­glass at the Riv­er Club , at home par­ties, and at the Sun­coast Tech­ni­cal Col­lege ACE pro­gram. You can con­tact Phyl­lis at

Skeet and Sporting Clays

Name: Richard Bien­apfl
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Skeet and Sport­ing Clays — I am look­ing for shoot­ers inter­est­ed in meet­ing at the Sara­so­ta Gun Club to have some fun and shoot clay tar­gets. The club is only 4 miles from the Venet­ian front door. If you have inter­est in shoot­ing occa­sion­al­ly or on a reg­u­lar basis, please let me know. Would love to get a group of reg­u­lars start­ed. Con­tact Richard at

Try a Sarasota Polo Match, located in Lakewood Ranch

Name:  Michael Wen­droff
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Look­ing for some­thing new and dif­fer­ent to do? Try a Polo Match.
There are fun Polo match­es to attend right here in Sara­so­ta Coun­ty in the Fall through the Spring.

Just like tail­gat­ing at a foot­ball game (well, the cloth­ing and Pim­m’s Cups may be a step up), your group enjoys refresh­ments at your car, which is dri­ven right up to the field of play. Watch the gal­lop­ing hors­es rush by you just feet away, see the strong ath­letes smash­ing the polo ball with their mal­lets. It’s a dif­fer­ent and excit­ing way to spend an after­noon with friends. Locat­ed at Lake­wood Ranch, Sara­so­ta Polo can be reached at (941) 907‑0000. Web­site is sarasotapolo.com.

Check out Fox Lea Farms 🐎

Name: Michael Wen­drof
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Look­ing for some­thing to do? Check out Fox Lea Farms.
Did you know that a world class eques­tri­an cen­ter is right here in Venice?
Just 5 min­utes away from the Venet­ian is Fox Lea Farms, which puts on many dif­fer­ent horse shows through­out the year, includ­ing “Show Jump­ing Under the Stars,” and Grand Prix events. Before some of the events they will give you a tour of the grounds with an expla­na­tion for the dif­fer­ent jump require­ments. Food & Drink are avail­able. Plen­ty of free park­ing. And all this for just an entry fee of $5.00

Party on your lanai? Need live music?

Name: Michael Wen­droff
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Plan­ning a par­ty on your lanai, and want some live music?
I had a steel drum band named “The Caribbean Crew,” and they were great! You can see them on Face­book, or reach them through their man­ag­er at cocobeanproductions.com.

Be a Guest at your own Party! with Hosted Gourmet

Name: Michael Wen­droff
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Went to a par­ty that had catered h’ors d’ oeu­vres which were fan­tas­tic!
It was catered by “Host­ed Gourmet.” (941) 323‑9898. www.hostedgourmet.com

Discover Sarasota Tours

Name: Michael Wen­droff
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Recent­ly went with friends on an “Infa­mous Sara­so­ta Hap­py Hour” trol­ley tour. Dis­cov­er Sara­so­ta has lots of dif­fer­ent tours, includ­ing a “Haunt­ed Sara­so­ta” tour. Check them out at https://www.discoversarasotatours.com/