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County to hire consultant to review Big Pass dredge
After Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson raised some stipulations, the board unanimously agreed to find a third party to review the Lido Beach renourishment project.
PHOTO GALLERY: ODA First Day of School
The Out of Door Academy Lower School welcomed back students for the first day of school Wednesday, Aug. 20. After dropping off their children, parents were invited to socialize underneath the banyan trees with coffee and muffins. The event was organized by the school’s Parent Association.
ODA wins preseason opener
The Out-of-Door Academy defeated Southeast 25-20, 25-8, 28-26 in its preseason opener Aug. 19.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Siesta road closed for sewer repair
Sarasota County deputies are helping direct first-day-of-school traffic while Mangrove Point Road remains closed between Higel Avenue and Woodside Road today
21 American Business Women's Assocation-Sunset Chapter Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
22 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
23 Casting Auditions-Sarasota Medieval Fair
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
23 Back to School Splash Bash
10:00 am - 1:00 pm