+Homelessness consultant to cost $40,000
Sarasota County and the city of Sarasota ask other municipalities for funding to hire Dr. Robert Marbut.
+Salvation Army extends services
Sarasota Police will increase patrols near the Center of Hope in the Rosemary District for the Salvation Army to provide sheltered waiting area.
+Street project dampens business
Some merchants are upset by the impact Main Street improvements have had on their businesses, but the Downtown Improvement District says the work will reap benefits.
+Playwright talks 'South Beach Babylon'
Sarasota audiences were first introduced to "South Beach Babylon" in 2011 during a reading of the play, still in draft form, at FST's Sarasota Festival of New Plays. Miami-born playwright Michael McKeever has had seven other plays read in the festival during the past two decades.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Rick De Furia Retirement Celebration
Friends and colleagues gathered Wednesday, July 24, at Michael’s On East, to celebrate Judge Rick De Furia’s retirement. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour before a presentation and video commemorating De Furia’s career.
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25 Fourth Friday at the Historic Downtown Village
25 Sarasota Singles Society Presents "Bastille Day Celebration"
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
26 NRA Pistol Safety
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
26 4th Annual Sarasota Mystic Faire
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vive La France
The Alliance Francaise held a fundraiser in honor of Bastille Day, or La Fête Nationale, Monday, July 14, at Marina Jack.
Going for Gold
Custodians of Sarasota County Schools enjoyed a day of fun and learning at the annual custodians professional development day July 3, at Riverview High School.
Show of support
Siesta Key Hardware owners Patricia and James Hillier are bringing the island community closer together.