John Howell

Profile Updated: January 2, 2018
Residing In: Bradenton, FL USA
Occupation: Multimedia editor, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; editor and publisher, The Daily Fray

A career in daily newspapers, mostly sports, including 17 years at The Hartford Courant. Now with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Spent some time to travel; was hacked by the NSA in 2006 while planning a trip to the Forbidden Island; and lived briefly in Roatan, Honduras, experiencing a 7.9 earthquake and many sketchy exp-pat things. Coral reefs rule.

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Greetings to WHS friends and members of the soccer and football teams in particular (and to the best cheerleaders ever). I remain a proud 1975 co-founder of the Tice Place Route with Barry Ryan and Johnny Davis. All good memories, like driving the MGB, the nights behind the kickboard at Tamaques Park, skinny dipping, flaming shots, Cadillac band (Stanojev on guitar), the parties, but mostly grateful for the coolest high school in the world.

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Posted on: Jul 02, 2019 at 7:48 PM

Hey Tommy, I had a breakthrough driving range effort earlier today at the Manatee County public golf course and it got me wondering about the DNA of my Hogan-like swing, even at age 62. ... Terry McCormick. Wasn't he the big guy who was the golf pro at Galloping Hill where you, me and David attended a weekly clinic? We had some good rounds of golf together, T. Hope all is well, including your golf game, in Wyoming.


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Posted on: Jan 02, 2018 at 11:06 PM

Hi Tommy, so good to hear from you! Happy 2018. Man, your daughter was a classmate of Nimmo? Not having kids myself, they grow up fast, right? Sometimes seems like yesterday we were all walking to Washington School together. Plus the Chiefs. Don't you or Kehler forget. I was your first quarterback. ... I'm starting my fifth year in Bradenton, Fla., still working in the newspaper business next door in Sarasota. And hey, I saw you on TV in a commercial for your bank when, in of all places, I was in Honduras several years ago. I kid you not! It was the only American TV station available! Hope all is well. My email is And let's hope the Giants get their act together. Take care Tomas. PS: Do you think there will be a reunion in 2020?

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I just wanted to beat Carl Forsberg to wishing you a happy birthday! Me and Carragher were just talking about you. I'm still ticked off about the last game against Pingry. Hope all is well. Go Mets.

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Posted on: May 26, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Hi Carl! Thanks so much for the birthday greetings. The big 60 is sort of surreal, but I sparked up at 8 a.m. anyway, in honor on senior year, also one of the best years ever. I see Dan Farrell's big day is coming, too. Phil Carragher and I are trying to track him down for a possible soccer reunion this fall. Hope all is well!

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