Karen Fordham

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Karen Fordham

CEO of the new Venice Regional Hospital, opening in 2021. A fierce competitor,  she joked a former colleague should be “shot” for sharing trade secrets.

Sharon Roush

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Sharon Roush 

CEO of Sarasota Memorial’s new Venice hospital, also opening circa 2021, she’ll go head-to-head with Fordham. Fireworks by the first course.

Martha Halas

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Martha Halas 

Known for dancing in thrift-store regalia, the Englewood senior stars in a music video by Jackie Greene, who spotted her on Instagram. Generation Z, take notes.

John Peacock

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John Peacock 

Venice High’s popular football coach got fired for trolling a rival, but fans helped him regain his job. Another winning season could clinch his comeback.

Rob Merlino

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Rob Merlino 

Mad as hell over red tide, he’s spearheading a citizens’ campaign to force politicans to clean up stormwater running into the Gulf. 

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