+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.
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30 Fresh Market on Main
9 Early Fall Gently Used Book Sale
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 Women's Council of Realtors Fashion Show
27 Health & Wellness Expo
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Students make splash for school
Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corp. this weekend will celebrate the start of school with its annual Back to School Splash Bash event Aug. 23, at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Klauber, Mancini honored by AJC
The West Coast Florida Region of AJC (American Jewish Committee) will honor Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, in November.
Temples share the Torah
Twenty-three years ago, Temple Sinai received a Torah on loan when it organized a new congregation in Sarasota.