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Recent articles by Wendi:

Disabled veteran needs help with service dog training so he can continue helping vets

Disabled veteran Lenny Woods gives back to veterans and now a pair of dog trainers are giving him a service dog. → Read More

As rent prices soar, Sarasota non-profit expands to better help those with housing needs

Katie Eastwood lives in Sarasota and says her rent is going up $500 a month, and she has nowhere to go. → Read More

Woman volunteers raising guide dog puppies in honor of her blind father

Meghan Watson volunteers to raise guide dog puppies in honor of her father who is blind. → Read More

Doctors say flu is on the rise after taking an unusual year off

Doctors say the flu is on the rise after taking an unusual year off. → Read More

Pinellas Animal Service officer climbs under house to save injured dog that was hit by a car

Last week, Pinellas County Animal Services Officer Patrick Houck climbed under a house to save a small injured dog. → Read More

Dolphin births hit record high in Sarasota Bay this year

Researchers say there’s been a record number of baby dolphins born in Sarasota Bay this year. → Read More

Bradenton nonprofit helping keep homeless people warm with 1,500 winter coats

Turning Points gives hundreds of free winter coats to the needy and homeless. → Read More

Tampa Bay Rowdies fall in USL Championship game

Soccer fans packed Al Lang Stadium Sunday night but it was not the ending Rowdies fans were hoping for. The hometown team lost 1 - 3 against Orange County SC in the USL Championship game. → Read More

Therapy bunnies bring comfort and joy to seniors this holiday season

Therapy bunnies bring comfort and joy to seniors at Grand Villa Senior Living Communities. → Read More

Veterans deliver turkeys and hope to troubled vets

Veterans Treatment Court mentors are delivering Thanksgiving meals and hope to troubled vets. → Read More

Rare orphaned fox squirrel rescued and released by local wildlife volunteers

An orphaned baby fox squirrel gets a new chance at life thanks to Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife. → Read More

Experts say burnout and better pay could be why people are quitting their jobs at a record rate

People are quitting their jobs now more than ever leaving the employees left feeling overworked and underpaid. → Read More

Doctors concerned with rising number of severely sick pregnant women with COVID-19

Doctors at Sarasota Memorial Hospital say they’re concerned with the rising number of pregnant COVID-19 patients. → Read More

Father of US soldier wants to help Afghan interpreter get his family out of Afghanistan

New Port Richey father, John Keller, is working to help the Afghan interpreter responsible for keeping his son and hundreds of other soldiers safe in Afghanistan, get his family out of Kabul. → Read More

Lakewood Ranch man creates a social network where people with special needs can connect

Trevor Kelliher, 21, was having trouble making friends, so the Lakewood Ranch man started "All Friends Network," a place where people with special needs can connect. → Read More

Manatee County Schools say masks remain optional per Governor DeSantis' order

Masks remain optional for students and staff at Manatee County Schools. → Read More

Red Tide causes fish kills on many Sarasota beaches

High levels of red tide continue to cause problems for Sarasota County beaches along with dead fish washing ashore. → Read More

Sunshine Skyway Bridge fencing helping to prevent suicides

The Florida Highway Patrol says new fencing along the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is already saving lives. → Read More

Pet experts give steps on how to keep dogs safe, calm during fireworks this Fourth of July weekend

Pet experts share steps on how to keep your dog safe this Fourth of July weekend. → Read More

Holmes Beach and Manatee leaders meet in push to find beach parking solutions on Anna Maria Island

Holmes Beach and Manatee County leaders met on Monday to discuss more beach parking options on the island. → Read More