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Manatee County School District cancels security contract
Schools Superintendent Rick Mills announced Oct. 1 that the Manatee County School District is canceling its contract with Sarasota Security Patrol, Inc., effective Oct. 31.
SMR requests continuance
Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch will continue a public hearing on its University Lakes DRI proposal to Nov. 6.
DSA looks to Nashville for lessons on new code
The Downtown Sarasota Alliance hosted a lecture from a Nashville head planner to learn about the process of implementing a form-based code and fostering growth.
Phillippi Farmhouse Market kicks off sixth season
The Wednesday market runs from October to March. The market, located on the Phillippi Estate grounds, gathers 30 to 45 vendors each week.
2 3rd annual 'Power of the Girl' Business Breakfast
2 Healthy Skin Care and Wellness with Dr. Brenda Yanofsky
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2 Center For Sight at University Park Grand Opening & Trunk Show
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2 Power Networking Seminar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm