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Roger Drouin is a staff writer for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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  • Charter girls win soccer championship Published 05/05/2010 at 5:55 p.m.

    When the Marco Island Charter Middle School soccer team walked onto the field at Community School on Thursday it thought it would be for the Big School title in the Sunshine Athletic Conference.

  • Charter tennis starts off with 2 wins Updated 03/19/2010 at 1:34 p.m.

    Jerra Holdsworth takes over the Marco Island Charter Middle School co-ed tennis team from a legend and has the team running smoothly.

  • PHOTO GALLERY: Precision gets Charter girls’ soccer team ‘W’s Published 03/16/2010 at 1:52 p.m.

    Precision. That is what Tony Smith, Marco Island Charter Middle School soccer coach, preaches.It obviously works.

  • Aerial attack on the horizon Published 02/12/2010 at 1:04 p.m. 1 Comment

    “Bandit, bandit, 12 o’clock high, coming on you,” will seem realistic when the dog fight is on at the Collier Model Aeronautics Club’s annual two-day show on Saturday and Feb. 21.

  • Stephenson, Knox star at state Published 11/17/2009 at 3:30 p.m.

    Marco Island products, Harry Stephenson and Doug Knox, starred for Lely at the Class 2A State Swimming and Diving Championships.

  • Four-year-old’s death highlights story of love, inspiration Published 02/17/2009 at 2:47 p.m. 2 Comments

    Riana Buddemeyer celebrated her fourth birthday Jan. 3. It was a moment of happiness for the Buddemeyer family. Riana joined the family after undergoing a multivisceral transplant for a rare digestive tract disorder at 26 weeks old, receiving a liver, ...

  • Sarasota to hunt for Red Sox stadium land Published 07/21/2008 at 8:18 p.m.

    There were three cheers for the Red Sox as ballpark boosters extolled the estimated annual $47 million economic impact from the team and Sarasota city commissioners voted unanimously to move ahead with a complex three-way land swap to set aside ...

  • Red Sox safe in Lee County, for now Published 07/15/2008 at 10:58 p.m.

    Monthly meetings of the 25-member Sarasota County Fair Board are not exactly barn burners. They typically last less than an hour. Recent topics included which color to paint a building and whether to repair an air conditioning unit at the ...

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