Raquel Garcia

Murray Pool Plan trickles along after special meeting


The city commission recently held a special meeting on the Murray Pool proposal and passed a resolution 4 to 1 (with Commission Valerie Newman dissenting) providing direction to Di Pompeo Construction Corporation on design concepts and operational cost efficiencies. Although it appeared the progress of the meeting could be derailed …

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TAS annual meeting, April 29, follows Earth Day


When Tropical Audubon Society (TAS) Executive Director Laura Reynolds was growing up in the Catskills of upstate New York, she was fascinated by the Dr. Seuss character “The Lorax” from his children’s book. The Lorax would speak up for the trees who could not defend themselves against the greedy “Once-ler.” …

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Pinecrest Fitness — where everybody knows your name


If it’s possible for a sweat-inducing-gym to create such a comfortable environment that walking in the door gives the same impression one might feel while stepping onto the mythical set of “Cheers” with Norm waving a warm, welcoming hello, then Pinecrest Fitness has achieved that elusive balance. Although Iron Man …

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