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County Commission Candidates grilled at Tiger Bay Club forum
Candidates for the District 4 Sarasota County Commission seat expressed their views on Sarasota 2050, public transportation and the Come As You Are homeless shelter
'Cabaret' prepares students for professional career
Students prepare for career in acting at Venice Theatre during the Summer Stock Program. Kaitlyn Terpstra, a graduate of the program who is studying theater, is the model they hope to achieve through the program.
Town alerts residents about turtle lighting issues
The town issued a CodeRED alert after receiving reports of several hatchling disorientations.
PHOTO GALLERY: Tiger Bay Club County Commission candidates luncheon
Tiger Bay Club held the second installment of its County Commission candidates luncheon Thursday, July 24, at Michael’s On East. Attendees enjoyed lunch while hearing from Lourdes Ramirez, Al Maio, Ray Porter and John Minder. Susan Nilon, from WSRQ Radio, moderated the panel discussion. Next month members will hear from School Board candidates.
25 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
25 Fourth Friday at the Historic Downtown Village
25 Sarasota Singles Society Presents "Bastille Day Celebration"
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
25 Martini Madness Dance Party!!
7:45 pm - 8:30 pm