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Habitat for Humanity receives grant from Bank of America

Habitat for Humanity receives grant from Bank of America

July 23, 2014

The grant will help the nonprofit purchase a cargo van that will help deliver tools, supplies and construction materials used to build homes for Sarasota families in need.

Planning Commission to consider 2050 tweaks

Planning Commission to consider 2050 tweaks

July 23, 2014

The Sarasota County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tomorrow to consider controversial changes to Sarasota 2050, the county’s long-term regulations guiding growth east of I-75.

IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Siesta Key Oyster Bar

IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Siesta Key Oyster Bar

July 23, 2014

This week we went in the kitchen with chef Douglas Jennings of Siesta Key Oyster Bar, while he prepares shrimp and avocado ceviche. Get the recipe and watch an instructional video in this week's "In the Kitchen."

VIDEO: Report shows room for growth on Circle

VIDEO: Report shows room for growth on Circle

July 23, 2014

Robert Gibbs, a consultant conducting a retail analysis of several districts in Sarasota, said the Circle is in need of cosmetic upgrades.

Sarasota County School Board discuss school safety, free breakfast

Sarasota County School Board discuss school safety, free breakfast

July 22, 2014

Superintendent Lori White presented a report on a new school resource deputy for Riverview High School.

VIDEO: Study says more room for restaurants on St. Armands

VIDEO: Study says more room for restaurants on St. Armands

July 22, 2014

City of Sarasota consultant and retail expert Bob Gibbs' analysis shows demand for more retail and restaurants on St. Armands Circle.

PHOTO GALLERY: Forty Carrots visits Mote Marine

PHOTO GALLERY: Forty Carrots visits Mote Marine

July 22, 2014

Mote Marine Laboratory hosted a morning of learning for Forty Carrot Family Center families Tuesday, July 22. The field trip was part of Forty Carrots' Partners In Play series that invited families to meet Moonshine, Hugh and Buffet— Mote's resident manatees and dolphin. After exploring the facilities, families cooled off inside where they met jellyfish, clownfish and cuttlefish.

Sheriff’s Office outsources crossing guard services

Sheriff’s Office outsources crossing guard services

July 22, 2014

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has contracted with a Ft. Lauderdale-based firm to take over its crossing guard duties for local schools.

City withdraws from shelter conversation

City withdraws from shelter conversation

July 22, 2014

In response to a letter from the Sarasota County Commission, the City Commission voted to end its pursuit of a city-located come-as-you-are homeless shelter.

PHOTO GALLERY: Girls Inc. visits the Ritz Carlton Spa

PHOTO GALLERY: Girls Inc. visits the Ritz Carlton Spa

July 21, 2014

Girls of Girls Inc. spent an afternoon at the Ocean Breeze Salon and Spa Monday, July 21, at the Ritz Carlton. The visit allowed the girls to learn more about skincare and beauty products. After trying out new hairstyles and makeup tricks, the girls enjoyed some pampering including temporary hair extensions and fresh lemonade. The girls run a salon in the Girls Inc.’s micro-community, Dream Harbor, and were excited to share what they were taught with their customers.



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