+Sarasota's Nathan Benderson recommended for championships
The International Federation of Rowing Associations will recommend Nathan Benderson Park to host the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
+PHOTO GALLERY: First Monday
Business people chattered and mingled Monday, Aug 5, at BB&T on Fruitville for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s First Monday. The chamber donated the proceeds from the cash bar to a local non-profit that was in attendance from a business card drawing. Seventy-five people attended the event.
+PHOTO GALLERY: PLATO fundraising event
August 5 was a packed house at Jager Taven & Grill, where patrons of PLATO gathered to raise funds for a $70,000 new theater space a few buildings down.
+Landmarks fight vandalism with security cameras
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded the Historical Society of Sarasota County a $3,770-grant for a security-camera system.
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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunter’s birthday.
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.