Last Friday at its board of directors meeting, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County approved grants and scholarships totaling $1.48 million.
Grants include $40,000 to the Students Taking Active Roles program, which inspires young-adult participation and positively impacts the community; $719,907 to the Literacy Empowers All Families (LEAF) literacy initiative for its commitment to helping children read and learn; $125,000 to the Sarasota affiliate of the Independent Transportation Network that provides low-cost, door-to-door car rides for the elderly and visually impaired; and $75,000 to the Senior Friendship Center to increase the recruitment and management of volunteers.
In addition, for the fiscal year 2007-2008, the foundation will award nearly $1 million in scholarships to current high school graduates, college students and adults who have gone back to school to pursue higher education or career training.
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23 2nd Annual Sarasota Fall Fine Art Festival
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
24 Baby Wearing Dance Class
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27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
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29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
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Cops Corner: Sarasota
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World on a string
The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.