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Homes sales spike 33% in Sarasota
Property sales in Sarasota County jumped 33% in March over February and surpassed 1,000 for the month, the Sarasota Association of Realtors reports.
PHOTO GALLERY: All God's Children Preschool butterfly release day
A frenzy of children, who sported pipe cleaner antennae on their heads and paper wings on their backs, filled the playground of All God’s Children Preschool April 23. The 11 students in Carol Beatty’s VPK class said goodbye to their new friends — the butterflies they have had in their classroom and for which they have cared since the insects were caterpillars — during butterfly release day.
Visit Sarasota County taps additional funding
The Sarasota County Commission narrowly approved an additional $769,000 for a contract with the local promotion organization Wednesday.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital CEO resigns
Gwen MacKenzie, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Health Care System CEO and president, has announced plans to step down from her position next month.
23 Wine Tasting for Mote at Harry's on Longboat Key
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
23 A Wink and a Smile
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
24 Sarasota Christian School Open House
9:00 am - 10:30 am
24 Salon Series