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Your Neighbor: Amy Webber

Your Neighbor: Amy Webber

April 17, 2014

When Amy Webber isn’t teaching adult ceramics at Sarasota County Technical Institute, she is designing teapots.

PHOTO GALLERY: YPG State of Jobs Conference

PHOTO GALLERY: YPG State of Jobs Conference

April 16, 2014

The Sarasota Young Professionals Group (YPG) held its inaugural State of Jobs Conference Wednesday, April 16, at Sarasota County Technical Institute. Members networked before hearing from keynote speaker and Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the Orland Magic Pat Williams.

Alleged drunk driver kills pedestrian

Alleged drunk driver kills pedestrian

April 16, 2014

Sarasota Police responded to the report of a traffic fatality at the intersection of Irving Street and U.S. 41 before 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Shelter site could become available

Shelter site could become available

April 16, 2014

The city has identified a possible alternate staging area for a deep-injection well project, which would free up a potential homeless shelter site on city property.

PHOTO GALLERY: Dreams Are Free Food Truck Rally

PHOTO GALLERY: Dreams Are Free Food Truck Rally

April 16, 2014

Dreams Are Free held its inaugural Food Truck Rally Wednesday, April 16. Families from both Dreams Are Free and St. Martha’s Catholic School celebrated the beginning of spring break with hot food from food trucks. The luncheon was a fundraiser for the school for students with special needs. “All of our families were able to join together,” says Dreams Are Free Principal Rebecca Shields. “This was really a community builder as well as a fundraiser.”

PHOTO GALLERY: Class 7A-District 10 Semifinal Softball- Lakewood Ranch vs. Sarasota

PHOTO GALLERY: Class 7A-District 10 Semifinal Softball- Lakewood Ranch vs. Sarasota

April 16, 2014

The No. 2 seed Lakewood Ranch High softball team defeated No. 3 seed Sarasota 9-1 in the Class 7A-District 10 semifinals April 15. Freshman Logan Newton allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out four in five innings of work to earn the win on the mound. Junior Amanda Rak pitched the final two innings in relief, striking out five, to earn the save. Jackie Schoff went 1-for-1 with a double, three walks, a stolen base, a RBI and three runs scored to lead the way for Lakewood at the plate. Maddie Biggs went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored. Kaylee Misiti went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. SaraBeth Wengerd went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored to lead the way for Sarasota at the plate. Clarissa Lynch pitched 1/3 of an inning before turning the ball over to Brittany Bendel. Lakewood Ranch will travel to rival Braden River for the district championship April 17.

School Board pushes to leave Todd’s seat vacant

School Board pushes to leave Todd’s seat vacant

April 16, 2014

The selection of former board member Carol Todd’s replacement should wait until the Aug. 26 primary election, the Sarasota School Board said Tuesday.

The Good News: Terry Stottlemyer and Madeline Brogan

The Good News: Terry Stottlemyer and Madeline Brogan

April 16, 2014

The all-volunteer, nonprofit organization provides assistance for struggling mothers through community donations.

CVS customer thwarts armed robbery

CVS customer thwarts armed robbery

April 16, 2014

Sarasota Police arrested a 65-year-old man for allegedly attempting to rob the CVS pharmacy at 2773 Fruitville Road Sunday.

IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Duval's New World Cafe

IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Duval's New World Cafe

April 16, 2014

This week we went in the kitchen at Duval's New World Café with executive chef Nils Tarantik while he prepares their signature Spice Rubbed Grilled Goldentile, with sautéed shoestring vegetables, sweet soy glaze and crispy cellophane noodles



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