+Homelessness consultant to cost $40,000
Sarasota County and the city of Sarasota ask other municipalities for funding to hire Dr. Robert Marbut.
+Salvation Army extends services
Sarasota Police will increase patrols near the Center of Hope in the Rosemary District for the Salvation Army to provide sheltered waiting area.
+Street project dampens business
Some merchants are upset by the impact Main Street improvements have had on their businesses, but the Downtown Improvement District says the work will reap benefits.
+Playwright talks 'South Beach Babylon'
Sarasota audiences were first introduced to "South Beach Babylon" in 2011 during a reading of the play, still in draft form, at FST's Sarasota Festival of New Plays. Miami-born playwright Michael McKeever has had seven other plays read in the festival during the past two decades.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Rick De Furia Retirement Celebration
Friends and colleagues gathered Wednesday, July 24, at Michael’s On East, to celebrate Judge Rick De Furia’s retirement. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour before a presentation and video commemorating De Furia’s career.