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+ Quotes Observed featured soundbytes from local and national topics ranging from Grand Theft Auto V to wild hogs in East County.
+ Sarasota Police arrested a local man for capital sexual battery on a 5-year-old boy.
+ Sarasota and Manatee County political and business leaders discussed the need to court young professionals to stay in the region during a Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel discussion.
+ The Sarasota Police Department cited a school bus driver for a crash after two students told detectives she was texting while driving.
+ Local arts organizations launched the Sarasota Culture Collective to foster interest in the arts from local young professionals.
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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.