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PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Sailing Squadron Summer Sailing Camp
Campers in Sarasota Sailing Squadron's Summer Sailing Camp set sail and explore the waters of Sarasota Bay Friday, July 25.
FYI Friday — Your weekly news roundup
Catch up on the week's most important and most interesting news stories from Sarasota, Longboat Key and East County with FYI Friday.
Sarasota Memorial names new CEO
The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board named former Sarasota Memorial Chief Operating Officer David Verinder as CEO in a unanimous vote Friday. Verinder has served as interim CEO since the departure of Gwen MacKenzie in May.
PHOTO GALLERY: Mattison's Forty-One cooking camp
Mattison’s Forty-One has hosted a cooking camp for campers ages 11 through 14 for the past four years. It’s so popular the four week-long camps limited to 15 campers gets full the first day of signups — there’s always a waiting list.
26 NRA Pistol Safety
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
26 John Burr Voice Dynamics Presents a Voiceover Basics Workshop
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
26 4th Annual Sarasota Mystic Faire
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
26 Fashion Dash Clothing Exchange & Fashion Show
11:00 am - 4:00 pm