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THEATER REVIEW: 'Taking Shakespeare'
Marty Fugate reviews "Taking Shakespeare," which runs through Aug. 17, at Florida Studio Theatre.
FILM REVIEW: 'A Most Wanted Man'
Philip Seymour Hoffman gives the best performance of his career in 'A Most Wanted Man.'
PHOTO GALLERY: Women Equity Luncheon
The Manatee and Sarasota Commissions on the Status of Women and the League of Women Voters in Manatee and Sarasota hosted the 20th annual Women's Equity Luncheon Saturday, July 26, at the Hyatt Regency, Sarasota. Before eating, guests were invited to socialize and hear from national and local organizations including Planned Parenthood, New College of Florida Foundation and WSLR.
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.
28 Scrub Jay Jr. Ranger Camp - Bugs! Week 7
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
29 Manatee Forum Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
31 Salon Series
1 Special Books, Baubles & Bling Sale
10:00 am - 4:30 pm