+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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15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
26 LWRBA March Executive Briefing
7:30 am - 9:00 am
16 USF Sarasota-Manatee HospitaBull Evening
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.