August 9, 2022

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| 2/3/2020

› Small Florida town worries toll road may wipe it out
Some residents of the Lee County enclave of Alva, population 2,500, are organizing to oppose a massive road-building project that may ultimately eclipse any in Florida's history. Sometimes referred to locally as the toll road, the project would create connector roads through corridors in three parts of the state. The roads would link rural Florida with an existing highway grid that offers highway connections from Pensacola and Jacksonville to the north to Naples and Miami in the south.

› Florida court clears way for automated beer, wine dispensing
Automated, self-serve wine and beer dispensing machines? A Florida regulatory agency said no to the idea, but an appeals court ruled Friday that the devices a company hopes to install at high-end residential properties aren’t illegal. La Galere, a South Florida based company that has a chain of self-service food stores in business and residential properties around Florida, asked the Department of Business and Professional Regulation if it could add wine and beer to its operation.

› Here’s how Tampa Bay has changed since its last Super Bowl
Much has changed locally and globally since Tampa last hosted the championship in 2009. That means planning for an event with much activity centered on downtown, not the stadium.

› Sarasota mental health counselors to receive ‘groundbreaking’ PTSD training
A “groundbreaking therapy” for treating Post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions could soon be coming to mental health facilities in Sarasota. A group of local mental health professionals gathered around a table at Aloft Sarasota on Friday to undergo an intensive workshop where they will spend their weekend learning the ins and outs of Accelerated Resolution Therapy, an evidence-based psychotherapy which experts are saying is a highly effective technique for treating PTSD, trauma, anxiety, phobias and other mental health conditions.

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