Look For The Silver Lining--Shoes fall in Baghdad
An Iraqi journalist named Muntadar al-Zaidi, as everyone knows, threw two shoes at President Bush. Happily, the President was not injured. That said, seeing the humor in the incident seems part of the great Iraqi/American tradition.
The President showed impressive agility in avoiding the shoes, there may have been some benefits to him of his experiences in the last eight years.
There is no truth to the rumor that the President commented, "I told you there were w
Posted By Ed Martin at 1:39 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Kitt and Mike with terrific new CD
Our new CD "Kitt Moran Sings The Mike Moran Songbook" is now availablefor purchase or download. This 18 song collection includes "WelcomeTo Florida", "Remember Sinatra?", and "Asphalt Gardens" which is asong for a movie about Flo Fox, a legally blind Greenwich Villagephotographer. The only instrumental on the disk is "I'll RememberErroll", a tribute to Erroll Garner that Mike recorded on ErrollGarner's own Steinway.The cover art is a painting by Kitt. It's from an old photo of Miketaken at The C
Posted By Ed Martin at 2:30 PM in Category:Jazz Corner
Check Jazz Corner.
Kit and Mike Moran upcoming concert and also new CD featuring originals. It is first rate
Posted By Ed Martin at 3:40 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Kit and Mike at Glenridge, Top flight talent!
JAZZ AT TWO SUNDAYS AT THE GLENRIDGE, Sunday, December 21, 2 – 4 p.m. The Jazz Club of Sarasota and The Glenridge Performing Arts Center present third Sunday concerts at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota. Featured entertainment on December 21 will be The Kitt Moran Quartet with vocalist Kitt, Mike Moran on piano, Dominic Mancini on bass and John Pickering, drums. Tickets are $12.50; $7.50 for Jazz Club members in advance only. Call 941-552-5325 f
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Posted By Ed Martin at 3:37 PM in Category:Jazz Corner
Insight Into Decisions on Airport and Bridges
Council agreed 5-1 to a scope of work to update the Airport Layout Plan as part of a Master Plan Update.
There are two basic issues the Council identified as priorities. First is establishing an empirical and precise count of airport traffic and identifying the types and numbers of planes involved.
The second is determining alternatives to be presented to the FAA concerning their requirements for safety, obstructions, etc., which under the earlier plan,reject
Posted By Ed Martin at 12:02 PM in Category:Inside Venice
A Pleasant Day at "The Office"
The City Council Workshop, December 4, on the proposed Legacy Park, was very satisfying to me and I hope the public.
Having a workshop meeting specifically to give the public a chance to have an impact on the facilities of the new park, fulfills our wish to increase citizen participation. More than 50 citizens came out to provide ideas, cautions, alternatives, etc., and their messages were clearly heard and impacted on Council's deliberations.
A second "highli
Posted By Ed Martin at 2:56 PM in Category:Inside Venice
Vermont Community Wrestles With Growth--"yes Virginia, the experience of others may be useful."
Venice faces different issues than this Vermont community, but I think you will find this of interest. I value the planning experience of other communities, recently started reviewing the Comprehensive Plan of Mt. Dora, Florida. Recent appointees to the Planning Commission have had planning commission experience in Venice or in other communities.
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Posted By Ed Martin at 1:34 PM in Category:Inside Venice