+Ringling Walmart appeal filed
Alta Vista neighborhood leaders have filed an appeal against the Sarasota Planning Board's 3-2 approval of a Walmart Supercenter on Ringling Avenue.
+Turner pushes for eased restrictions
The controversial subject of parking enforcement downtown could be coming full circle.
+County preps beach access for upgrade
County Parks and Recreation is in permitting talks to move a fence to create more parking at Siesta Key Beach Access 7.
+Boards pass budget amendments
Lakewood Ranch Community Development District boards today passed more than $120,000 in budget amendments.
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2 French apÃ©ro evening
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2 'Safe Sex Halloween Bash: Midnight on the Bayou' Pre-Party Kiki
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3 Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare Event
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Observer adds new staff writers
Jessica Salmond, staff writer, is a Missouri native and graduated in May from the University of Missouri. Amanda Morales, staff writer, is a native Floridian who has lived on both coasts.
Arts festival raises awareness
The 20th annual downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Fair takes place Oct. 4 and 5, at Five Points Park and Central Avenue.
Bridging the gap
The Children’s Guardian Fund wants to help teens get hired.