+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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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Joan M. Durante Park installs new playground
The playground is made from post-consumer recycled materials.
Pete Cumming: Bell-ringer in chief
Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming took on a shift that didn’t involve police work Tuesday, serving as Salvation Army bell-ringer at Longboat Key Publix.
Turtle T-shirts: Always in season
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