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Old 02-22-2011, 12:00 PM
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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Originally Posted by healyourslf View Post
Again, gratitude for all the positive responses. I've been looking at threads on here. Very interesting responses. I believe people exude what's within...lol. Lot's of fear out there and will not buy into it.I am following my heart in this decision to move there. I am just honing in on the perfect area which will catalyze my ability to thrive and give back to the community.

I am sometimes amazed at how quickly the universe responds...feeling the gears being greased.

I found Towles Court googling "art areas" online and it has a good feel. I always loved Laguna Beach, Ca. but it began to lose its authentic bohemian charm when high-end retailers began swarming the frontage.

On the chiropractic fusion...yes, that seems to be happening everywhere. Chiropractors have made the successful transition into the mainstream and are very well accepted these days. I remember when people thought they were quacks. Then the acupuncturists...the traditional chinese medicine/herbalist...homeopathy...naturopathy. And now...practitioners like me who combine techniques and teachings that have yet to reach the mainstream.

So what about Booker High and their performing arts program? I have heard good things with a peppering of "well...there's been some issues in the area" kind of innuendos. Can some explain in full detail? It will not turn me off...if anything it will make me think.
I attended the Booker Arts program as a kid. They have an excellent group over there from the performing arts to their regular art programs. Booker turns out some top notch kids out of their art/performing arts programs. Now, if you're talking academics, IMO they fall short there. Here's some more stats on the local schools: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/default.asp

When I went there, and I hear it's much the same now, it was a rough school. There were fights and so forth on a regular basis. My advice would be to see if you could take a tour of the school and see what you think. Now I'll have to admit, what I think is a"rough school" and what others think is a "rough school" might be a little different. I was a pretty sheltered kid.

What I chose to do with my oldest, who is an artist, is to enroll her in a different public school and then have her take classes at Ringling College.

What type of arts are you thinking-theater? There's Venice Little Theater, which I was also in as a kid and highly recommend.
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