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PHOTO GALLERY: Southeastern Guide Dog Graduation Ceremony

PHOTO GALLERY: Southeastern Guide Dog Graduation Ceremony

April 24, 2014

Southeastern Guide Dogs celebrated the beginning of a new chapter at its graduation ceremony Thursday, April 24. Eight graduates and their guide dogs spent the afternoon enjoying their new companionship. Guests heard from Southeaster Guide Dog alumnus guest speaker Donald Olinger. "I'm absolutely ecstatic," says Tina Ladner of bringing her guide, Tangerine, home.

Commission denies Siesta Key building plans

Commission denies Siesta Key building plans

April 24, 2014

Sarasota County commissioners unanimously denied a variance request to build a three-story single-family home at 162 Beach Road Wednesday.

Unforgettable

Unforgettable

April 24, 2014

Seven years after his death in Iraq, the pain and pride of Marine Peter Woodall’s family and friends have not faded.

City approves $11.4 million garage

City approves $11.4 million garage

April 24, 2014

Despite a price tag more than 50% higher than the original budget, commissioners granted final approval to the construction of the State Street parking garage at a meeting Monday.

Circulating Opportunity

Circulating Opportunity

April 24, 2014

John Moran, a leading advocate for the creation of a downtown circulator transit system, believes the program could serve as a financial boon for Sarasota businesses.

Palm Avenue businesses seek support from city

Palm Avenue businesses seek support from city

April 24, 2014

Some Palm Avenue merchants have expressed concerns about the business environment in the area, but the city believes activity is trending upward.

Lift station estimate tops $27 million

Lift station estimate tops $27 million

April 24, 2014

McKim and Creed, the engineering firm in charge of completing the Lift Station 87 project, has put a price tag on the cost of overcoming the various problems that have affected the project over the past six years: $27.1 million.

County looks to simplify special-event restrictions

County looks to simplify special-event restrictions

April 24, 2014

The County Commission agreed Tuesday to consider adding Halloween to the list of holidays covered by a special-event permit available to businesses on Siesta Key.

FDOT considers Bee Ridge pedestrian islands

FDOT considers Bee Ridge pedestrian islands

April 24, 2014

The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking public input on a project designed to improve pedestrian safety on Bee Ridge Road.

Bound for Nationals

Bound for Nationals

April 24, 2014

The Pine View School and Sarasota High sailing teams will compete in the Mallory Fleet Race National High School Championship May 9 through May 11.



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