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County, School Board discuss workforce programs
The Sarasota County Commission heard updates on two programs aimed at providing skills for the community's workforce.
Meals on Wheels PLUS acquires building
The new East County site will house Meals on Wheels' adult day services program.
Mote releases green sea turtle on Longboat Key
A year after CJ the sea turtle was found injured in Sarasota Bay, his finders release him near Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant.
Garden Club restores historical sculpture
A sculpture of a Japanese lantern dating back to 1939, once broken and submerged in a pond on the premises, is standing again at the Sarasota Garden Club.
30 Cine Selby
30 Artist Program & Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
1 Perlman Music Program/Suncoast The Art of the Violin Gallery Showings
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1 Community Cookout