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+ Quotes Observed featured soundbytes from local and national topics ranging from Grand Theft Auto V to wild hogs in East County.
+ Sarasota Police arrested a local man for capital sexual battery on a 5-year-old boy.
+ Sarasota and Manatee County political and business leaders discussed the need to court young professionals to stay in the region during a Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel discussion.
+ The Sarasota Police Department cited a school bus driver for a crash after two students told detectives she was texting while driving.
+ Local arts organizations launched the Sarasota Culture Collective to foster interest in the arts from local young professionals.
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2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Goliath grouper lives up to name
Talk about a real big fish.
Mazel tov to Klauber and Mancini
The West Coast Florida Region of AJC (American Jewish Committee) will honor Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, with its Civic Achievement Award in November.
Bob Havel celebrates 90 years with family members
Bob Havel recently celebrated his 90th birthday on Longboat Key with 24 members of his family.