I recently had lunch with a public school teacher and her husband, who’s a close friend. The lunch was at their invitation. They had some questions. Journalism Rule No. 1: Never turn down a free meal. They’re not people of the gun, but they’re not anti-gun or opposed to firearms in any way. Guns, quite simply, are not their thing. After watching the events unfold in Parkland, and the horrific response by the cowardly SRO, the teacher decided to take matters into her own hands.
Lee’s note: Here is an extremely thorough examination of the new gun control law Gov. Rick Scott signed last week, from our good friend Cindy Clark, a Sarasota attorney who’s incredibly knowledgeable about gun trusts, estate planning and elder and firearms law. So, after three weeks of media hype and a circus-like spectacle, Governor Rick Scott signed this bill into law. Politics aside, the bill was horribly written and will likely face many court challenges over the next few years.
Sarasota-based Gecko’s Hospitality Group blends own “Spirit of Our 25th Anniversary”
Lee Williams Topics Editor
Gecko’s Hospitality Group co-owners Mike Quillen and Mike Gowan recently trekked to the Four Roses Bourbon Distillery in Bourbon County, Kentucky, to see if they could make a great bourbon even greater.Once the Mikes were invited, they said they "couldn't pack quick enough.
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Selecting a term
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