Sarasota County Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason will sign a Feb. 12 letter in support of Florida Senate and House bills that would allow the county to ban beach smoking.
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City officials say the move will make it more convenient for people to pay tickets and take care of parking business.
A local animal rescue service is now accepting donations through social media service, Groupon.
Commissioners directed staff to prepare budget amendments to add 43 new full-time positions to bolster ball field and median maintenance.
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Margaret Lanier grew up hiking and enjoying Florida's outdoors. Now a photographer, much of her work is nature-centric.