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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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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
Heron East Assisted Living Facility held its second annual “Senior Prom” last month.
Sarasota nonprofits the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County and Big Brothers Big Sisters are hosting donation drives. The Boys and Girls Club’s drive runs from July 21 through Aug. 2 and is accepting clothing, shoes, books and small household items for Goodwill Manasota.
Vive La France
The Alliance Francaise held a fundraiser in honor of Bastille Day, or La Fête Nationale, Monday, July 14, at Marina Jack.