My Ticket to Ride Episode 29: Chilean Culture

In this segment of her motorcycle journey through South America, SNN’s Azure O’Neil arrives in Central Chile. She finds the area to be rich in history, folkloric tradition and even world-class graffiti. Azure visits a friend and former winery co-worker who educates her about the Carmenere grapes his family grows. Tune in next week as Azure and Roel continue their journey in South America. For more information, check out...

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Dick Vitale delivers inspiring speech to Boys & Girls Club in Sarasota

SARASOTA- Dick Vitale delivered an emotional speech at the Sarasota Boys and Girls Club. His scholarship ceremony this year was dedicated to his close friend and long time colleague at ESPN, John Saunders. Vitale’s message to the Boys and Girls club was to do things the right way…say thank you and I love you as often as possible. Because he says that’s how John Saunders lived his life. The 13 time hall of famer gave...

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Feel Good Friday: Cake jars, cupcake eating contest

SARASOTA COUNTY — In this week’s edition of “Feel Good Friday,” SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spends time at Heavenly Cupcakes in Gulf Gate. The establishment holds weekly cake jar workshops and will conduct its annual cupcake eating contest on Aug. 13. Owner Becky Hayden talks about the upcoming events. Catch “Feel Good Friday,” in thhe 5 p.m. hour, only on SNN Suncoast News Network....

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Friday Football Fever Preview – North Port Bobcats

A 2–8 campaign is something the North Port Bobcats have already forgotten. 2015 is in the past and this year, they’re going above and beyond. “We’re all just working harder than we’re supposed to. Going out there and giving it 100-110%,” says Quarterback Devon Allen. A main reason this team has turned a corner. “We’ve become more of a family this year than last year,” says...

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Man Dies, Five Others Injured in Three Car Crash

BRADENTON- One person is dead after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 41 in Manatee County last night. It happened at the intersection of U.S. 41 and 53rd Avenue West. The southbound lanes of U.S. 41 were closed for several hours while the Florida Highway Patrol investigated along with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Florida Highway Patrol a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by Hector David Tejada, 17, of...

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Suncoast photographer shoots powerful image

SIESTA KEY – Owner of Mazzalou Photography, Louise Mazzalou, photographed four girls of different races on Siesta Key. She says the “Finding Color in a Black and White World” portrait illustrates the innocence of children. She says her daughter and her best friend are of two different races, but they insist they are twins. Mazzalou says she wants her photo to encourage people to break down racial barriers in a time...

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