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Sarasota woman arrested for stealing from employer
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a woman for defrauding her Tampa employer of more than $56,000.
182 Manatee teachers lose jobs
The cuts are part of a plan to save $20.6 million to help the school district replenish depleted reserves.
Former Lady Ram launches soccer academy
Riverview High graduate Danielle Meyer, an All-Americas Recipient at Polk Community College and starter and captain for Lindenwood University, recently launched Soccer Time Academy.
Sarasota Dolphins registration ongoing
Registration is now open for those interested in playing tackle football for the Sarasota Dolphins third- and fourth-grade team.
21 Humanity Working to End Genocide meeting
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
21 Cat Depot: Volunteer Orientation and Cat Socialization Level 1 Training
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
22 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance May Morning Express Networking Social - SCF "How SCF Supports Local Business"
7:30 am - 9:00 am
22 Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP
10:00 am - 11:00 am