+ Gulfstream Avenue speed to slow down
Because the city feels the parking situation on Gulfstream Avenue requires a slower speed limit, it wants to reduce the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.
The area has back-in parking, in which cars have to stop and shift into reverse to get into the parking space.
City commissioners have told the city attorney to begin writing a new ordinance and approved a public hearing on the issue that has yet to be scheduled.
+ Primary election registration deadline
The deadline to register to vote in the primary election is quickly approaching.
Voters who want to participate in the Aug. 24 primary need to register by Monday, July 26.
The races on the ballot in the primary include: U.S. senator, U.S. representative district 13, governor, state attorney general, county commissioner district 4 and school board districts 1 and 5.
Citizens can register at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 101 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota.
+ Rick Scott offers sweet deal to public
The Republican Party of Sarasota County is inviting all interested residents to hear gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott speak July 22.
The Republican frontrunner will visit Dutch Heritage restaurant at 3:45 p.m. Free pie and coffee will be served.
The restaurant is located at 3713 Bahia Vista St.
+ Meetings & Agendas
• Criminal Justice Commission— 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, Public Defender’s Office, 2071 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
• County Commission — 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, County Administration Building, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
• Charter Review Committee — 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, City Hall, 1565 First St., Sarasota
• County Commission — 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, County Administration Building, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
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27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
3 Rachel's Challenge Anti-Bullying Event hosted by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The gift of music
Riverview High School received a donation of $5,000 during a break in the Kiltie Band Fall concert on Nov. 20.
Coming together for the community
All Faiths Food Bank called on volunteers to help distribute 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners Saturday.
Observer on the hunt for displays
We’re making our list of the best holiday lights displays in Sarasota and checking it twice.