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Villagers seek to curb parking spaces
Some residents seek an alternative to newly painted parking areas.
Hermitage artists fly high into "Descent"
A team of artists currently in residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat showcase their new musical "Descent" at the Circus Arts Conservatory.
City, county plan closures for Thanksgiving
In observance of the holiday, most government offices and services in Sarasota County and the city of Sarasota will be closed Thursday.
PHOTO GALLERY:Interfaith Service
The spirit of gratitude brought together members from 18 local congregations for an interfaith service on Sunday at First Presbyterian Church.
25 Cine Selby
26 One Touch Art and Bedding
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
26 Thanksgiving Eve Service-Traditional Service
7:00 pm - 6:00 am
27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
10:00 am - 3:00 pm